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<p>AND OTHER COUNTS - for uttering and publishing as true a like forged order to defraud
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<p>AND ANOTHER COUNT - to defraud
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<interp inst="t18120219-63-person578" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a clerk to Messrs. Davison and Company, they are
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<p>Q. The names of the partners are
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<interp inst="t18120219-63-person581" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . - A. I was introduced to the prisoner at the Robin-hood public house, on a check having been presented by another person, I was then introduced to the prisoner at the Robin-hood public-house, Charles Street, St. James's Square; I asked him from whom he received that check, which was forged; at that time having reference to the first check, he denied the forgery. I told him he must accompany me to the banking-house, he made some hesitation, and said, he must go up stairs and put on his things; he then accompanied me to the banking house, I introduced him to the chief cashier as the person from whom I had the check, he was then told it was a forgery by Mr. Allen, he declared it was a good check, that he received it from his brother-in-law Mr. Jackson.</p>
<persName id="t18120219-63-person582"> THOMAS JACKSON
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<interp inst="t18120219-63-person582" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. Have you the draft upon which this charge is framed. - A. I had it some time ago, what is become of it upon my oath I do not know, I have looked every where for it, and cannot find it.</p>
<p>Court. Unless the draft is produced, how can we tell whether it corresponds with the tenor of the draft in the indictment.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.</p> </div1></div0>

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