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taining on the obverse* side thereof, an impression of the head of his majesty our said lord the king, and the following words and letters, videlicet, Georgius II. Dei gratia rex," and on the reverse thereof the following words and figures, videlicet, “ Bank token, 3 shill. 1812.” resembling and made with intent to resemble and look like silver pieces denominated tokens, issued and circulated by the governor and company of the bank of England for the convenience of the public, in pursuance of and by virtue of the statute in that case made and provided, for the sum of three shillings each, against the form of the statute, &c. and against the peace, &c.

In a second count describe the counterfeit as a certain device resembling, and made with intent to resemble and look like, silver pieces denominated tokens, issued and circulated, &c. (as before.)

or device made, or shall use figures, character or characters, any other instrument or device as aforesaid, without lawful ex'for the niaking or printing up- cuse, the proof whereof shall on any paper, or other mate- lie upon the party accused, rial, any word or words, tigure every person so offendiny, in or figures, character or cha- any of the cases aforesaid, and racters, which shall be appa- being convicted thereof acrently intended to resemble the cording to law, shall be adwhole or any part of any of the judged a felon, and shall be said notes or bills of the said transported for the term of governor and company, or any fourteen years. word, number, figure, or cha- By the stat. 51 G. 3. c. 110. racter, in white, on a black, sec. 2. to bring counterfeited sable, or dark ground, or if any tokens into the kingdom, with person or persons shall, with intent to utter them, is felony. out such authority as afore. And by s. 3. to offer or tender said, kuowingly have in his, in payment, or give in exher, or their custody, any such change, or pay or put off, such plate, instrument, or device, counterfeit tokens, knowing, or shall knowingly and wilfully &c. is a misdemeanor punishutter, publish, and dispose of, able by fine and imprisonment, or put away, any paper, or The third offence to be deemed other material, containing any felony. such word or words, figure or

168. Indictment for buying guineas (r). (Commencement as in pr. 1.) Unlawfully did pay to one R. R. for five pieces of gold coin, lawfully current within

(r) The stat. 52 G. 3. c. one year more, to be computed 50. continued by stat. 53 G. from the end of the said six 3. c. 5. until the 25th of months. Upon a second conMarch, 1814,—no person shall viction for the same offence, receive or pay for any gold the offender liable to one year's coin lawfully current within imprisonment, and to find the united kingdom, any more sureties for one year more, to in value, benefit, profit, or be computed from the end of advantage than the true law- the last-mentioned year; a ful value which such gold third, and every subsequent coin doth or shall by its de- conviction, punishable by two nomination import, whether years imprisonment. such value, benefit, profit, or By sec. 3. indictments upon advantage be paid, made, this act shall not be traversed or taken in lawful money, or to any subsequent assizes or if paid or taken in Great Bri- sessions. tain in any note or notes, bill By sec. 4. it is unnecessary to or bills, of the company of the prove that the money, notes, Bank of England, or in any bills, &c. received or paid for silver token or tokens issued such gold coin, are good, lawby the said governor and com- ful, and current money, &c. or pany, or if paid or taken in good, valid, and effectual Ireland, in any note or notes notes, &c.; but that such mobill or bills, of the governorand ney, notes, &c. shall be taken company of the Bank of Ire- to be respectively of the value land or in any silver token or they on the face of them imtokens issued by the last-men- port, until the contrary be tioned governor and company, proved to the satisfaction of the or by any or all of the said judge, justice, or court; and means wholly or partly, or by it is unnecessary to prove that any other means, device, shift, the gold coin received or puror continuance whatsoever; chased contrary to the act, and every person who shall of- was of the current gold coin of fend herein, shall be deemed this realm, but the same shall and adjudged guilty of a mis- be taken and deemed so to be, demeanor, and being thereof if taken and received as such, convicted by due course of until the contrary appear. 1aw, shall suffer six months B y sec. 5. if any person shall imprisonment, and find sure- receive or pay any Bank of ties for his good behaviour for England or Bank of Ireland this realm (s), called guineas, by their denomination im. porting to be of the value of five pounds and five shillings, more in value, benefit, profit, and advantage, than the true lawful value which such pieces of gold coin, by their denomination, imported to be of, to wit, one piece of silver coin, of lawful money of Great Britain, called a shilling, of the value of one shilling, 22 pieces of silver coin, called Spanish dollars, of the value of 5s. 6d. each, one piece of silver coin, called a Spanish half-dollar, of the value of 2s. 6d. and one piece of silver coin, called an American half-dollar, of the value of 2s. 6d. against the form of the statute, &c. and against the peace, &c.

(Second count. Commencement as in pr. 5.) Unlawfully did pay to the said R. R. for five other pieces of gold coin lawfully current within this realm (s), called guineas, by their denomination importing to be of the value of 51. 5s. more in value, benefit, profit, and advantage, than the true lawful value which such last nientioned five pieces of gold coin, by their denomination imported to be of, to wit, one pound and two shillings more in value, benefit, profit, and advantage, than the true lawful value of such last-mentioned five pieces of gold coin, that is to say, be the said D. W. did then and there pay for the last-mentioned five pieces of gold coin, to the said R. R. one other piece of silver coin, of lawful money, &c. (as in the first count.)

(Third count.) Unlawfully did pay to the said R. R. for five other pieces of gold coin lawfully current within this realm (s), called guineas, by their denomination importing to be of the value of 51. 5s. one other piece of silver coin of lawful money of Great Britain, called a shilling, of the value of one shilling, 22 other pieces of sil. ver coin, called Spanish dollars, of the value of 5s. 6d. each, one other piece of silver coin, called a Spanish 'half. dollar, of the value of 2s.6d. and one other piece of silver coin, called an American half-dollar, of the value of 2s. 6d. being more in value, benefit, profit, and advan

notes, for less than the amount the sum specified in such of lawful money expressed note, and to suffer imprisontherein, the offender, on con- ment for a time not exceeding viction, shall be deemed guilty two months. of a misdemeanor, subject to a (s) In the stat. “United kingbine of double the amount of dom.

tage, to wit, to the amount of 1l. 2s. more in value, benefit, profit, and advantage, than the true lawful value which such last-mentioned five pieces of gold coin, called guineas, by their denomination imported to be of, against the form, &c. and against the peace, &c.

(Fourth count.) Unlawfully did pay to the said R. R. for five pieces of gold coin, lawfully current within this realm, called guineas, by their denomination importing to be of the value of 51. 5s. more in value, benefit, profit, and advantage, than the true lawful value, which such last-mentioned five pieces of gold coin, called guineas, imported to be of, that is to say, 1l. 2s. more in value, benefit, profit, and advantage, than the true lawful value of such last-mentioned pieces of gold coin, the said lastmentioned value, benefit, profit, and advantage, then and there being paid, partly in a certain piece of lawful silver money of Great Britain, and partly in certain foreign silver coin, against the form, &c. and against the peace, &c.

169. Against a bankrupt for a fraudulent concealment of

· his effects (a). Yorkshire, to wit. The jurors for our lord the king. upon their oath present, that I. S. late of Alverthorpe, in the parish of Waketield, in the county of York, clothier, dealer and chapman, on the 23d day of September, in the 50th year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the third, by the grace of God, of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, was, and for a long time, to wit, for the space of six months and more before then had been and was a clothier, dealer and chapman, and for all that time did use and exercise the trade of merchandize, by way of bargaining, exchange, bartering, and cherizance, and did seek his trade of living by buying and selling, to wit, at A. aforesaid, in the county of Y. aforesaid, and that the said I. S. so as aforesaid using and exercising the trade of merchandize,

(a) Under the stat. 5 G. 2. executed, York Spring ass. c. 30. s. 1. upon this indictment 1813. the prisoner was convicted and

by way of bargaining, exchange, bartering and chevizance, and seeking his trade of living by buying and selling as aforesaid, on the said 23d day of September, in the 50th year of the reign aforesaid, at A. aforesaid, in the county of Y. aforesaid, became and was indebted to I. D. in the sum of 100l. and upwards, for a just and true debt, and being so indebted, and so using and exercising the trade of merchandize by way of bargaining, exchange, bartering, chevizance, and seeking his trade of living by buying and selling as aforesaid, he the said I. S, on the said 23d day of September, in the 50th year aforesaid, at A. aforesaid, in the county of Y. aforesaid, became a bankrupt within the intent and meaning of the several statutes made and then and yet in force concerning bankrupts or some or one of them, and that afterwards, to wit, on the 1st day of October, in the 50th year of the reign aforesaid, the said I. D. then being such creditor of the said I. S. as aforesaid, and the said I. S. being indebted to him as aforesaid, on PETITION of the said I. D. as well for bimself as for all other the creditors of the said I. S. made and exhibited in writing to the Right Hon. John Lord Eldon, then being lord high chancellor of Great Britain, a certain commission of our lord the ling, sealed with the great seal of the united kingdom (a) of Great Britain and Ireland, founded upon the statutes made and provided against bankrupts, was duly awarded and issued out (6) by the said lord high chancellor, to wit, at Westminster, in the county of Middlesex, and to the jurors aforesaid now here shewn, bearing date at Westminster, the said 1st day of October, in the 50th year of the reign aforesaid, directed to I. P., H. I. M., esqrs. I. L., I. B., and I. L. P., gents. in and by which said commission our said lord the king did name, assign, appoint, constitute, and ordain them the said I. P., H.I. M., esqrs. I. L., I. B., and I. L. P., gents. the special commissioners of our said lord the king thereby giving full

(a) It seems that it would be (6) The words of the stat. sufficient to aver, that the com- It is not sufficient merely to mission was sealed with the aver, that the commission was great seal of Great Britain, awarded. Frith's case, Leach, See R. v. Bullock, 1 Taunt. 71.

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