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mentioned bill of exchange, whose tenor follows, &c. that is to say, S. R. and Son, with intent to defraud, &c. (as before.)

(Sixth count for publishing a forged indorsement, &c.; the form is the same with that of the fourth count, substituting the indorsement and its tenor for the accepta ance and its tenor,) against the form, &c. and against the peace, &c.

137. Indictment for forging and publishing a receipt for

payment of money (h). (As in pr. 136 to the *.) A certain acquittance and receipt (i) for money, to wit, for the sum of three pounds and tbree shillings, in the words, letters, and figures following, that is to say, “ August the 26th, 1781. Receiv'd of Mr. J. B. for Moustone quarry, the full sum of three pounds three shillings. Receiv'd by me, T. F.” with intent to defraud T. B. &c. &c. against the form, &c. and against the peace, &c. (Second count, for uttering.) A certain false, forged, and counterfeited acquit. tance and receipt for money, to wit, for the sum of three pounds and three shillings, teloniously did utter and publish as true; which said last-mentioned false, forged, and counterfeited acquittance and receipt is in the words, letters, and tigures following, that is to say, (set out the receipt as before,) with intent to defraud the said T. B. he the said A. B. at the time when he so uttered and published the said last-mentioned false, forged, and counterfeit acquittance and receipt, well knowing the same acquittance and receipt, so by him uttered and published, to be false, forged, and counterfeited, against the form, &c. and against the peace, &c.

138. Indictment for feloniously altering a bank note (16). (Comm. as in pr. 1.) Having in his possession a bank

(h) See the st. 2 G. 2. c. 25. receipt, it must be shewn, by 45 G. 3. c. 89. Vide supra, the aid of proper averments, p. 489, 490.

that it could so operate. See (i) Unless the instrument on p. 100. the face of it appear to be a (k) See p. 91.

note, whose tenor follows, that is to say, (set out the note, feloniously did alter (!) the said bank note, by then and there falsely obliterating and defacing the letters een before printed in the word fifteen in the said bank-note, and also the letters een before printed in the word fifteen, in white letters, on a black ground underneath the said bank note; and by then and there falsely making, forging, and counterfeiting, upon the said bank note, in the place of the first-mentioned letters een, before printed in the word fifteen in the said bank note, the letter y; and also by then and there falsely making, forging, and counterfeiting, upon the said bank note, in the place of the said letters een, before printed in the word fifteen in white letters on a black ground underneath the said bank note, another letter y; by reason and means of which said obliterating and defacing the said letters een, before printed in the said word fifteen in the said bank note, and also the letters een, being before printed in the said word fifteen, in white letters, on a black ground underneath the said bank note; and of falsely making, forging, and counterfeiting, upon the place of the said letters een, before printed in the word fifteen in the said bank note, the letter y; the letters fift, so remaining of the said word fifteen before printed in the said bank note, with the said first-mentioned letter y, so falsely made, forged, and counterfeited as aforesaid, did become, import, and signify fifty; and the letters fift, so remaining of the said fifteen, before printed in white letters, on a black ground underneath the said last-mentioned bank note, with the said other y, so falsely made, forged, and counterfeited as aforesaid, did become, import, and signify, fifty; which said altered bank note is in the words, letters, and figures following, that is to say, (set out the note as altered,) with intent to defraud, &c. (as in pr. 134, alleging in one count an intention to defraud the governor and company of the bank of England; in another, an intention to defraud the person to whom it is paid, &c.; add other counts alleging the forgery of the bank note as altered, and for uttering with intent to defraud, &c. see pr. 134.)

(1) See the stat. 15 G. 2. c. 13. s. 11. 45 G. 3. c. 89. 8. 2. 138. Indictment for forging a bond signed with a mark,

supra, p. 486, 7.

and publishing the same with intent to defraud the executors of the person supposed to have made it (m). '

(Commencement as in pr. 136 to the *.) A certain bond, purporting (n) to be signed by one J. L. (then deceased) in his life-time, with the mark of him the said J. L. and to be sealed (0) and delivered by the said J. L, in his lifetime, the tenor of which said bond is as follows, (set out the bond,)“the mark of J. L. Sealed and delivered in the presence of, the mark of A. B., C. D.”with intent to defraud W. B. and T. W.executors of the last will and testament of the said J. L. of the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds, against the form of the statute, &c. and against the peace, &c. (ned count.) That the aforesaid A. B. and C. D. afterwards, to wit, on, &c. at, &c. a certain false, forged, and counterfeit bond, purporting to have been signed by the said J. L. (then deceased) in his life-time with his mark, and to have been scaled and delivered by the said J. L. in his life-time, with force and arms, feloniously did utter and publish as a true bond; which said bond, so as aforesaid falsely made and counterfeited, is in the words and figures following, ( set out the bond, with intent to defraud the said W. B. and T. W. executors of the last will and testament of the said J. L. of the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds, (the said A. B. and C. D. at the time of publishing the said last-mentioned false, forged, and counterfeit bond, by them as aforesaid, then and there well knowing, and each of them well knowing, the same to have been false, forged, and counterfeited,) against the form of the statute, &c. and against the peace, &c.

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139. Indictment (p) for forging a receipt of the Sun Fire

Office Society (9). That on, &c. there was, and ever since hath been, and now is, a certain society, corporation, and company of persous, during all the tinie aforesaid, known by the name of the Society of the Sun Fire Office in London; and that the said society, during all the time aforesaid, were, and are, a certain company and corporation of persons associated together in copartnership, for the purpose of insuring houses and other buildings, goods, wares, and merchandizes, from loss and damage by fire, upon certain terms and conditions agreed upon between the said society and the persons niaking such insurances, and in consideration of certain sums of money paid by persons making and continuing such insurance to the said society as premiums or rewards for such insurances, to wit, at R. in the said county of B. and that on, &c. one R. B. of R. aforesaid, grocer, bad caused the household goods and furniture of him the said R. B. in his then and now dwelling-house, situate in R. aforesaid, to be insured by the said society from loss or damage by fire, not exceeding the sum of one hundred pounds; the utensils and stock of the said R. B. therein, and in the warehouse under the same roof, to be insured by the said society from loss or damage by fire, not exceeding the sum of seventeen hundred and seventy pounds; and three tenements of the said R. B. adjoining, in R. aforesaid, then in the tenure of H. C. and others, labourers, to be insured by the said society from loss or damage by fire, not exceeding the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds, upon certain terms and conditions then agreed upon between the said R. B. and the said society, to wit, at R. aforesaid; and the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present, that R. S. late of R. aforesaid, gentleman, on &c. and for six months or more before that time, and continually from thence until the day of the taking of this inquisition, was an agent of the said society, intrusted by the said society to receive, for the use of the

(p) From the C. C. A. tions by the stat. 31 G. 2. c. 1787.

22. s. 78. re-enacted by stat. 45 (9) Upon the stat. 2 G. 2. G. 3. c. 89. See note, p. 490, c. 25. as extended to corpora

said society, monies paid to the said R. S. as an agent of the said society, for the use of the said society, as and for premiums and rewards for such insurances, made and continued by the said society, to wit, at R. aforesaid, in the said county of B.; and the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present, that W. H. late of R. aforesaid, gentleman, on, &c. well knowing the premises, with force and arms, at, &c. in the said county of B. feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit, and feloniously did cause and procure to be falsely made, forged, and counterfeited, and feloniously did willingly act and assist in the false making, forging, and counterfeiting, a certain receipt for money (r), purporting to be a receipt given to the said R. B. for the sum of three pounds and eighteen shillings, received from the said R. B. for the use of the said society, by the said R. S, as the agent of the said society, as and for a premium and reward paid by the said R. B. to the said R. S. as agent of the said society, for the use of the said society, for the continuance of the said assurance made by the said R. B. as aforesaid, for one year, from &c. until, &c. which said false, forged, and counterfeited receipt for money, so falsely made, forged, and counterfeited as aforesaid, is in the words, letters, figures, and cyphers following, to wit, “ Pol. No. 374,382, at 3), 18s. per annum; Rect. No. 47,230. Received of Mr. R. B. the sum of three pounds eighteen shillings, for one year's insurance in the Sunfire-office; London, from Michaelmas last to Michaelmas next, by us, members of the said office, the second day of October, 1781. Henry Plant. Frederick Pigou. Witness R. S.” and which said false, forged, and counterfeited receipt for money, in the said words, letters, figures, and cyphers, at the time of falsely making, forging, and counterfeiting the same, did, and still doth, import and signify, that the said R. S. had, on, &c. received, as the agent of the said society, for the use of the said society, the sum of three pounds and eighteen shillings from the said R. B. as a premium and reward for the continuance of the said insurance, so made by the said

(r) It seems to be unneces- money, to say “ to the tenor sary to set out the purport following," and then to set out here, see p. 97, 98, 99. It the receipt. would be better, after the word

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