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The Information of Elizabeth Green 6 Dec: 1698

This Examinant saith that on the 21 of Novr last one Matthew Iohnson who formerly lodged at her house came to her + offered her five counterfeit new shillings for $\frac{1}{2}$ a Crown of good money and this Examinant gave the said Matthew Iohnson 2s 6d. for the said give shillings and that on the 25 of the said month the said Matthew Iohnson came to her and gave her 11 counterfeit shillings more for 3 good shillings which he received of this Examinant for them and that about 3 dayes and $\frac{1}{2}$ ago the said Mathew Iohnson lodging then at this Examinants house she being very great with him did one day see the said Matthew Iohnson have on the fire a litle pott with 3 Corners having Metall in it and he having a Flask between his knees did take the said Pott from the fire with a pair of Pincers and cast the Metall into the Flask and she being desirous to see what was in the Flask asked of the said Matthew Iohnson to let her see what was in the Flask but he refused to let her see except she would give him a pott of Drink <51v> which she doing he took the Flask and opening of it {struck} thence a shilling imprest with King William and Queen Mary and setting the pot on the fire and melting the metall againe cast another shilling which was all the Metall he then had in the pot and about 2 dayes after he went away from her house and she never saw him in a considerable time after

Eliz: Green

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