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The Information of Iohn Snow Destiller over against the Starr in the Broadway at the Lower end of Petty France Wesminster

He saith that about the       day of November last he was importuned by Mrs. Porter alias Ionna Chaloners mistris to get the said Chaloner bayled out he the said Chaloner being then in custody of Mr Morris for counterfeiting mault Tickets as the Deponent was informed and thereupon the Deponent went to Newgate to speak with Mr. Carter and examine him about the new Bank bills and the said Carter told him that Chaloner had been upon a Design of marking the paper round the edges with wyer as is done in those bills but the Design did not go on And that the said Chaloner had a piece of steel got out of the Tower before his pardon which he had not given an account of And that since his pardon he had melted down mill'd Crownes and mixed them with other Metall and coyned it into money by casting And that he had an invention of making a Mould of a fine sort of Earth + burning it so that it would ring and then he could cast 40 times in a Mould and that he coyned last Summer at his woman Kate's Whereupon the Deponent went from Newgate to examine Kath Carter about it and asked her if she had been examined by the Secretary and she said Yes and the Deponent then askt her if she gave him account of what she knew concerning coyning and she said no and he replyed why did you not and she answered that she did not think it propper and that Mr Carter had not ordered her to discover it And he answered why will you not do it now and she replyed that she might do her self an injury. whereupon the Deponent told her that what she confest as a Witness would not be brought against her and that if she would till it the Deponent he would do her no injury And asking her further if she knew of any Press or other Coyning Tooles she answered she wisht she had known the Deponent sooner for Chaloner coyned at her house last Summer and she provided his Coales + his things and the Maid coming by, the Deponent bid her talk softly and she answer'd that the Maid knew all of it as well as she

The Deponent saith further that about a fortnight after he brought successivly 2 letters from mr Carter to the Warden of the mint to desire the Warden to examin him concerning some Discoveries he had to make and the Warden refused + replyed that the buisines was not in his hands and directed the Deponent to acquaint the Secretary of State therewith and the Deponent did soe

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