Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 December 2021), December 1788, trial of JOHN GALLOWAY (t17881210-97).

JOHN GALLOWAY, Deception > forgery, 10th December 1788.

97. JOHN GALLOWAY was indicted for unlawfully uttering a forged certificate, dated Custom House, London, 1st July , 1788, with intent to defraud the Receiver-General of his Majesty's Customs .

Second Count. For uttering a forged receipt, for payment of money, with the like intention.

The Court observed, that the charge in the second count was for a capital crime; and therefore, on this indictment, which was for a misdemeanor only, he must be ACQUITTED .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.