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<p>51.
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18191201-51-off296 t18191201-51-crimeloc298"/>, feloniously did dispose of and put away, a certain forged and counterfeit Bank note - (setting it forth, No. 63376, 1 l., dated July 10, 1819. Signed W. Wadle.) - with intent to defraud the
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<p>SECOND COUNT, The same, only calling the forged instrument a promissory note for the payment of money, instead of a Bank note.</p>
<p>THIRD AND FOURTH COUNTS, the same, only stating the prisoner's intent to be to defraud one
<persName id="t18191201-51-victim655" type="victimName"> Joseph Forster
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<p>Counsel for the prosecution, as before.</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person656"> JOSEPH FORSTER
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18191201-51-off296 t18191201-51-crimeloc301"/>. The prisoner came to my shop on the 20th of November, about seven or eight o'clock in the evening - my wife was present. She bought a few articles, and offered my wife a 1 l. Bank note. My wife gave it to me to look at, and asked if I thought it was a good one? I did not notice it, being in a hurry, said I thought it would do, and told her to ask the name and address. She gave,</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person657"> Mary Penn
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person657" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , No. 14, Brick-lane." My wife asked her if it was Brick-lane, Old-street? She said Yes, had her change, and went away.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181912010036"/>Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Did you watch her out - A. No; I observed nobody at the door - I never saw her in company with a man except at the Police Office. My wife gave me the note. I saw her again on the Tuesday following, and am sure she is the woman.</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person658"> MARY FORSTER
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person658" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am the wife of the last witness, and remember the prisoner coming to the shop in the evening of the 20th of November - I have every reason to believe her to be the woman, She bought a few articles, amounting to a few shillings, and gave me a note, which I wrote upon. This is it - (looking at it) - I wrote upon it,</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person659"> Mary Penn
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person659" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , No. 14, Brick-lane." We asked her if it was Brick-lane, Old-street? and she said Yes.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Q. Did you see a man with her - A. No, she was quite alone. I do not know that she is married - I have heard that there is a man named Lucas in the prison.</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person660"> THOMAS CAGILL
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person660" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at No. 14, Brick-lane, Old-street. I do not know the prisoner; I have lived there three years next Christmas. The prisoner never lodged with me.</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person661"> SAMUEL RICHARDS
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person661" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There are two houses No. 14 in Brick-lane. I live at the other, and have lived there six months. I have no female lodges with me; the prisoner did not lodge with me - I do not know her.</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person662"> MARIA DAVENPORT
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person662" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at No. 14, Silver-street, Clerkenwell. On the 12th of November, the prisoner came with a man, and took a lodging at my house. They lived there till the 20th of November.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Q. They cohabited together then as man and wife - A. The man gave the name of Lucas.</p>
<p>COURT. Q. You never saw them at your house after the 20th - A. No, I expected them, but they never came. I saw the same man in Newgate.</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person663"> WILLIAM MASTERS
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person663" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pork butcher, and live in St. John-street, Clerkenwell. The prisoner and a man came to my shop on the 20th of November, about ten o'clock at night, and bought a leg of pork - the prisoner was the spokeswoman - it came to 5 s. 8 d.; the man paid me a 1 l. note. I took it, and said I would go to my neighbour and get change. Just as I got out Foy met me. I took the note to my neighbour, came back immediately, and asked for their name and address? the prisoner said,</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person664"> Joseph Lucas
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person664" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , No. 13, Blewet's-buildings, opposite the White Horse, Fetter-lane;" she spelt it for me, said they had lived there two years, and were very well known. I wrote that on the note - this is it (looking at it.) Foy came, and asked to look at the note, I gave it to him, and he took them into custody - he found 10 s. 6 d. on the man, and 5 s. 8 d. on the prisoner.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The man is now in Newgate.</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person665"> THOMAS FOY
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person665" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took the prisoner and man into custody. The man said, in the prisoner's presence, that they lived in Cowcross - she did not deny it. I found a key on the prisoner, which opened the lodgings at Davenport's. I found 10 s. 6 d. on the man, and 8 s. on the woman.</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person666"> THOMAS GLOVER
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person666" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an inspector of Bank notes. The notes are both forged in all their parts. The signature is not Wade's. Both are impressed from the same plate, and same water-mark.</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person667"> THOMAS WADE
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person667" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a signing clerk. The note is not my signature. It appears to be signed Wadle - there is no clerk of that name - it is not my writing.</p>
<p>(The note was then put in and read.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it. I had it from my husband, and acted under his direction.</p>
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<persName id="t18191201-51-person668"> SARAH WOOD
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<interp inst="t18191201-51-person668" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am the prisoner's mother; she is married, and her husband is in Newgate; he was examined with her at Marlborough-street. They lived together.</p>
<p>COURT. Q. Where did they live at the latter end of November - A. In Old-street. I cannot say where they lived on the 20th. I never knew them to live in Brick-lane or Blewet's-buildings.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr.
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