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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS ATKINS</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<hi rend="italic">Atkins</hi> pleaded
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<interp inst="t18360229-name-1080" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH GROSE</persName> </hi>. I am a cheesemonger, and live in Hackney-road. On the evening of the 10th of January, the prisoner, with Atkins, came to a shop—I had known them before—the prisoner asked for a knuckle of ham, and my young man served him in my presence—it came to 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Atkins gave me a good crown piece, and I was going to put it in the till, when Atkins said to the prisoner, "Have you any halfpence?" and at the same time he said to me, "Give me the crown piece, I will let you have halfpence"—I returneds him the crown—the prisoner then said he had no halfpence enough, and Returned gave me a crown piece again—I did not</p>
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<p>look at that crown till they were gone out—I am sure it was not the same crown as he gave me at first—directly they were gone I looked at the crown, found it was bad, and was after them in a minute, but I could not find either of them—I kept the crown separate, and gave it to the officer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About six o'clock in the evening—I am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18360229-name-1081" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR VOSEY</persName> </hi>. I was in the ship and saw the prisoner—he is the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long were you there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> All the time—about ten minutes—I had not seen him before—I saw him again at the office—I know he is the man—I was serving in the shop, and not direct
<lb/>ing my attention to him in particular.</p>
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<interp inst="t18360229-name-1082" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS BOX</persName> </hi>. I am nephew to Mr. Floyd, a corn-chandler, in Gray's-inn-lane. On the 11th of February the prisoner and Atkins came into my uncle's shop for a pint of rape and canary bird-seed—it came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Atkins offered me a bad crown piece—I saw it was bad, and took it to my uncle—he came into the shop, and had them both taken into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you particularly noticing the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they came together—the prisoner did not say anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18360229-name-1083" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I was at home—I saw the prisoner and Atkins come in—my nephew brought the five-shilling piece to me, and I detained them—the prisoner offered me a sixpence in lieu of the crown piece—the officer came in about five minutes, and I gave the crown to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you give it him immediately?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the officer searched them both in my parlour—he found on Atkins 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and of the prisoner half-a-crown, all good.</p>
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<interp inst="t18360229-name-1084" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM SCOOT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-constable G</hi>12.) I produce the five-shilling piece I received from Mr. Grose.</p>
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<interp inst="t18360229-name-1085" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-constable G</hi>166.) I took the prisoner and Atkins—they said nothing—I produce the crown which I received from Mr. Floyd.</p>
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<interp inst="t18360229-name-1086" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FIELD</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—there are both coun
<lb/>terfeit, and cast in the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES.—
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