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The Examination of Iohn Ignatius Lawson Practitioner in Physick taken this 7th. day of February

He saith that about 10 or 11 of the clock of the day on which the Examinant + mrs. Broadhurst and mr Iohnson were apprehended and brought before me which was about a month ago (vizt Ianuary the 12th) the Examinant and mrs. Broadhurst having been abroad about an hour or an hour and a quarter returned home to their Lodgings at mr Dickinson's a Taylor in Fryar street in Black Fryars + going up two pair of staires to their Lodgings room upon their coming in at the Door they found mr Iohnson aforesaid standing in the room and he said to them that he thought he had been his Bedfellow the printer and that he was going to make a Teeme and then he took the Bellows and blew the fire a litle and then sat down before the fire upon the Harth and took the Tonges and with them took the melting pot off the fire + poured molten Metall into a Flask between two Trenchers and that when he and Mrs. Broadhurst came upstaires to the Door of the room she pusht the Door open and came into the room at the same time with the Examinant following close behind and saw Iohnson standing in the room a considerable time before he blew the fire and satt down upon the Harth and poured the Metall into the flask and sometime after upon opening of the flask the Examinant seeing a Guinea and pistoll in it saying he would have nothing to do with English and going down left Mrs. Broadhurst and Iohnson togeather and when the Examinant came up againe Iohnson had carryed away his flaskes and some other Coyning things and because he perceived that this Examinant was offended at them He saith also that the said Iohnson brought his flaskes and other things to the Examinant's house but about two or 3 dayes before pretending that he would cast shillings but did not cast any the Examinant telling him that he should cast none there

Ino Ignatius Lawson


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[2] Capt. die et anno preedict coram
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