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<persName id="t18111030-142-defend1110" type="defendantName"> RICHARD DENTON
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<persName id="t18111030-142-person1111"> THOMAS BRANSCOMB
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<interp inst="t18111030-142-person1111" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am one of the city constables. On the 27th of June last I went, in company with Mr. Nalder and Drinkwater, to the Fleet prison; we went into the prisoner's apartment, and searched the room, and Drinkwater found a ten pound plate, which he immediately gave into my custody; the prisoner came in, I shewed him the plate, he acknowledged it to be his. We found a great number of notes, one's, two's, ten's, twenty's, and fifty's. I delivered them to Mr. Nalder, and the plate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111030-142-person1112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with Branscomb to the prisoner's apartment; when he came in we told him we had found the plate; he looked at the plate and said he had got no more there; we asked him if he had any one's or two's; he told us that if we went to Greenhill Rents we should find them. He acknowledged this to be his plate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111030-142-person1113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. You are one of the City Marshals - A. I am.</p>
<p>Q. Did you receive this plate from Branscomb - A. I did; I am certain it is the same, and I received a large quantity of notes also, I delivered them to Mr. Westwood.</p>
<p>MR. WESTWOOD. These are the two parcels of notes I received from Mr. Nalder.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111030-142-person1114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am one of the engravers of the bank of England.</p>
<p>Q. You see a promissory note engraven upon that plate - A. I do. The sum is white letters on a black ground. I took an impression from the plate; this is a an impression of that plate.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. The bank notes are engraven with white letters on a black ground - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Look at that, and tell me whether that is a white letter upon a black ground - A. Most assuredly it is.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111030-142-person1115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an engraver, and have been upwards of twenty five years.</p>
<p>Q. Look at that and tell me whether the sum 10, is what you understand a white letter on a black ground - A. It is a white letter, but the ground is not black, I call it grey; the white is to be seen between the lines, in a black ground it would not. I can see white copper plain with the microscope. If they were printed in red green or blue it would produce the same effect.</p>
<p>COURT. Look at that, do not open it, do you call that a black - A. I do not call it a pure black.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath do you call it a grey - A. No, nor a black.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111030-142-person1116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an engraver.</p>
<p>Q. Is that a white letter upon a black ground - A. No, it is a grey. I should consider it a black surface where there are no white to be seen, and where there is white to be seen I call it grey.</p>
<p>Mr. Bosanquet. Is a grey ground a term known in your profession - A. Not peculiar known.</p>
<p>Q. Is it an usual term - A. No.</p>
<p>COURT. What do you call that - A. A dark colour, not a perfect black.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley addressed the jury in behalf of the defendant, and Mr. Knapp replied.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>

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