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The Examination of Iohn Whitfield of St Sndrews street in St Gyles's parish Victualler taken this 5th. day of Augt. 1698

He saith that about five or six weeks ago one            Ball now prisoner in Newgate received of one Lawson a parcell of Counterfeit Spanish Pistolls wrapt up in a paper in Sight of this Examinant and that Lawson in delivering the paper said that there was 20 pistolls in it but the Examinant did not see the pistolls in it and that this was done in Lawson's house in Boswell Court on the backside of St. Clements The Examinant saith also that a few dayes after the said Ball brought to the Examinants house two false pistoles which the Examt believes to be part of the twenty and told the Examinant that if he could put them off he should have them for 6 shillings <7v> or at 5s {11} rather then faile and this he offered in discharge of a Debt of about 8 or 9s owing by the said         Ball to this Examinant And that about 2 or 3 dayes or a week after Mr. Wm. Butler and Thomas Hall came to the Examinants house and in some discourse askt the Examinant if he could help them to any Spanish pistolls to put off and thereupon the Examinant and his wife or one of them or one of them gave the said Butler and Hall two pistolls to put off

He saith also that about 5 weeks ago Mrs. Mary Moore alias Miller brought to the Examinant 103 Sixpences which the Examinant took to be pewter and offered them to the Examinant after the rate of 20 for a Crown and that the Examinants wife kept one of those Sixpences and the Examinant another and gave a third to Mr. Butler and returned the rest being an hundred in Number to the said Mrs Miller

Iohn Whitfield


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coram Is Newton

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