Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 28 November 2021), February 1813, trial of GEORGE RUSSELL (t18130217-30).

GEORGE RUSSELL, Royal Offences > coining offences, 17th February 1813.

266. GEORGE RUSSELL was indicted for feloniously forging, on the 8th of January , a bank note for the payment of 1 l. with intention to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank of England .

SECOND COUNT, for disposing of, and putting away, a like forged bank note, with the same intention.

And TWO OTHER COUNTS for like offence, only varying the manner of charging them.

Mr. Knapp, counsel for the prosecution, declining to offer any evidence, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.