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The Deposicon of William Butler of Rupert street in St Iames's ꝑish 3d Augt. 98

He sayth yt he hath known Robt. Lacy these seaven years and yt. abot. 6 or 7 years ago he the said Lacy was a prisonr in Newgate for high treason in clipping or counter feiting the Currt. Coyn of this Kingdom yt he was yn condemnd for the same and pardoned and upon pleading his Pardon gave the Depont. a pair of Gloves He sayth also that abot Thursday or Fryday last he reced a Counterfeit Ginea {sic} of the said Lacy and paid him 11s. for it and that on this present day this Depont. reced three other Guineas of the said Lacy at the said rate at the Vnicorn in Cursitors ally in Chancery Lane and paid him for the same 12 half Crownes and 2s. besides a shilling which the Depont. had lent him this morning and that the sd Lacy being apprehended had in his pockt. 7 half Crownes and two shillings besides some half pence and began to fly before he was apprehended

Will Butler


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[2] Iurat coram Is Newton

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