19th February 1812
Reference Numbert18120219-63
VerdictNot Guilty

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275. JOHN SUTTON was indicted for feloniously forging, on the 20th of December , an order for the payment of 160 l.

AND OTHER COUNTS - for uttering and publishing as true a like forged order to defraud Thomas Jackson .

AND ANOTHER COUNT - to defraud Alexander Davison and William Middleton Newel .

CHARLES HOLLOWAY . I am a clerk to Messrs. Davison and Company, they are banker s.

Q. The names of the partners are Alexander Davison , William Middleton Newell , and George Sinclair . - 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.

THOMAS JACKSON . 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.

Court. Unless the draft is produced, how can we tell whether it corresponds with the tenor of the draft in the indictment.


First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

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