13th May 1812
Reference Numbert18120513-88
VerdictNot Guilty

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516. MOSES MOSES was indicted, for that he, on the 1st of April , a piece of false and counterfeited money, made to the likeness and similitude of a good shilling, as and for a good one, unlawfully did utter to Richard Strong , he knowing it to be false and counterfeit .

RICHARD STRONG . I live with Mr. Jacob, No. 87, Guildford-street.

Q. On the 1st of April did you buy any oranges near the Bank - A. Yes. I bought my oranges of a person of the name of Mordecai. I gave him a dollar. I had not a shilling to pay for them. He beckoned over the prisoner to give change. When the prisoner came up I gave the five shillings and sixpenny dollar to the prisoner. It happened to drop out of his hand into the basket. Moses gave me four shillings and an eighteen-penny piece in change. The prisoner took a shilling out of my hand with a head upon it, and gave it Mordecai. The other three shillings and the eighteen-penny piece I kept in my hand. The officer has got them now. I gave them to the beadle.

Q. Did you look at the three shillings - A. I did. I am no judge of silver. I was told in two minutes afterwards that they were all bad. I pursued Mordecai, and gave charge of him to the beadle of the parish. I believe it was a month after that I saw the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I thought the change was good.

WILLIAM ELDRIDGE . I am an officer of the city. I assisted in taking Mordecai. I was at the Compter when he was brought up. I had the money from the beadle.

Q. Did you see Strong give it him - A. No.


London jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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