29th February 1836
Reference Numbert18360229-828
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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828. JOHN MAULE, alias James Wall , was indicted for a misdemeanor.

DECIMUS WOODHOUSE I live in King William-street, and am a chemist. On the 20th of January, about nine o'clock at night, the prisoner came to my house for an ounce of salts, which cost 1d.—he tendered me a sixpence—I saw it was bad, and asked his motive for tendering a bad sixpence—he said he was not aware that it was bad—I asked him if he had any other money in his possession—he said no—I sent for an officer, and saw the prisoner put his hand to his pocket, take something from it, and put his hand to his mouth—I seized his hand—it contained a bad shilling—he was taken to the Mansion-house—he stated that the wagger of the Aylesbury waggon gave it to him, and that he had come from Cirencester—Sir Chapman Marshall discharged him, and gave him half-a-crown, and an order for a new pair of shoes—the officer has the money is his possession.

ARTHUR WILLIS I am a stationer, and live in King-street, Seven Dials. On the 28th of January, the prisoner came to my shop, about six o'clock, for a penny sheet of paper—he paid me with a shilling, which I noticed was bad—I told him so—he said he did not know it was bad, and that he got it from his uncle—I asked him where he lived—he said he had only come from the country the day before, from Cirencester—I detained him, sent for an officer, and marked the shilling.

JAMES TUCKER WRAKE (police-constable F 142.) I took the prisoner, and received this shilling from Mr. Willis.

DAVID HASWELL I produce the shilling and sixpence which I received at Mr. Woodhouse a shop.

JOHN FIELD These are all counterfeit, and the two shillings are from the same mould.

GUILTY Aged 17.— Confined One year.

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