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The Information of William Tippell of East Smith Field in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate London Wooll Comber 21 Augt. 1699

Who saith that he this Informant being imployed as a Labourer in his Majestys Mint and returning from his into the said Mint at the Tower of London upon Saturday about 2 or 3 of the clock in the afternoon he did see one George Price who was then likewise a Labourer in the said Mint searched upon suspicion of his feloniously taking away some Copper half pence out of the Copper house where Copper halfe pence are coyned and this Informant did then and there see one Mr George Hopper take out of the pocket of the said George Price seaventeen pence $\frac{1}{2}$ penny in $\frac{1}{2}$ pence which seemed to be newly coyned + the said George Price did then and there own and confess that he did that day take or steal away the said $\frac{1}{2}$ pence out of the said Copper house and that he said the reason that made him take the said half pence was because as he said he had spent extravigantly some money and that he thought to make it up that way or words to that effect

Will Tippell

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