<480r> [1]

Newton to the Keeper of the Marshalsea Prison for the County of Surrey

Whereas you have in your Custody ye body of Charles Eccleston Committed to you by Warrt under the hand & seale of Mr Rich one of his Maties Iustices of || the peace for ye said Country for High Treason in counterfeiting the current coyne of this Kingdom, & forasmuch as |Isaac Newton| it is by \their Excellencies/ the Lords Iustices of England referred to me Isaac Newton Esqr one of his Maties Iustices of the Peace for the said County & Warden of his Maties Mint to make such person or persons evidences in cases of clipping & coyning as I shall think fit, & I being well satisfied of the good service of of the said Charles Ecclestone to ye Government do hereby intend to make him one of his Maties Evidences: These are therefore in his Maties name to command \require/ & command you forthwith upon sight hereof to deliver him the said Charles Ecclestone into the safe custody of the b|B|earer or b|B|earers in order to give his evidence at Hicks Hall in St Iohn's street against several persons for coyning & for so doing this shall be yor d|D|ischarge. Given under my hand & seale this seventh day of September Anno Dni 1696.

[2]

To the Keeper of New Prison for ye said County

Receive herewith the bo sent you into yor safe Custody the Body of Charles Ecclestone being charged upon Oath wth h|H|igh Treason in counterfeiting the current Coyne of this Kingdom, & he being now intended for one of his Maties evidences against several clippers & coyners of false & counterfeit money: These are therefore in his Maties name to require you to keep him in safe custody untill further Order & untill he shall be discharged by due course of Law, & for yor so doing this shall be yor warrant. Given under my hand & seale this seventh day of September Anno Dni 1696.

[3] <480v> [4]

To the Keeper of the Gate house for ye said City of Westminster

Whereas you have in your Custody the body of Joseph Gregory committed to yor Warrt under the hand & seal of Mr Railton one of his Maties Iustices of Peace for ye said County & city & forasmuch as it is by \their Excellencies/ the Lords Iustices of England referred to me Isaac Newton Esqr one of his Maties Iustices of ye Peace for ye said County & Citty & Warden of his Maties Mint to make such person or persons evidences in cases of Clipping & Coyning as I shall think fitt & I being well satisfied of ye c|g|ood service of the said Joseph Gregory to ye Government do hereby intend to make him one of his Maties Evidences These are therefore in his Maties name to require & command you forthwith upon sight hereof to deliver him the said Joseph Gregory {illeg} into the safe custody of the b|B|earer or Bearers hereof in order to give his evidence at Hicks Hall in St John's street against several persons for High Treason, & for yor so doing this shall be yor discharge. Given under my hand & seale this seventh day of September Anno Dni 1696.

[5]

To the Keeper of New Prison for ye said County.

Receive herewith {illeg} sent you into your safe custody the body of Joseph Gregory being charged upon Oath with High Treason in counterfeiting the Current cyne of this Kingdom & he being now intended for one of his Maties evidences against several clippers & coyners of false {illeg}|m|o{illeg}|n|ey, These are therefore in his Maties name to require you to keep him in safe custody untill further Order & untill he shall be discharged by due course of law & for yor so doing this shall be yor Warrant. Given under my hand & seale this seventh day of september Anno Dmi 1696.

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[1] Surrey Ss.

[2] Middlesex Ss

[3] Let him not be discharged without my knowledge.

[4] Middlesex & City of Westmr. } Ss

[5] Middx Ss

[6] Let him not be discharged wthout my knowledge.

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