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The Examinacon of Thomas Carter Prisoner in Newgate 31 Ianuary 16989

He saith that abot. the midle of last summer Wm. Chaloner now prisoner in Newgate being in his Lodgings at the Golden Lyon in Great Wild street in Covent Garden did bring out of his Clossett 2 pieces of white earth like Tobacco pope Clay of the consistence of Dough or past moulded togeather with a shilling between ym. and putting \them/ assunder he took out the shilling and laid the pieces of earth to dry by a fire and as the dryed he laid ym closer and closer to the fire and at last upon the fire to dry and bake them throughly {sic} and after they were could they rung like burnt earthen Ware and then taking three shillings of the Deponent he meltd them down <55v> with some pewter and spelter in an Iron Ladle and cast abot. 12 a score shillings in the earthen mould made as is above meconed he cast but one at a time and as often as he cast a bad one he threw it back into the Iron Ladle and so continued to cast till he had cast abot. 10 wch. he liked then he offered them to the Depont. to get some body to put them off but the Depont. declined to receive them being affraid to have them abot. him but about a week after sent {Mary} Ball to him for them and the said {Mary} Ball brought half a doz of them to the Depont. and told the Depont. that the said Chaloner upon delivering them bid her tell the Deponent that if he did not like them he would do some better

The Deponent saith also that the last summer when the said Chaloner was graving a playe for Malt Tickets he the said Chaloner told the Deponent that he the said Chaloner and one Abbot had the day before been making Spanish pistoles and Dutch money for a Capt of a ship and that the Deponent saw the said Abott and Chaloner sometime before the making of the shill.s as above sd work 5 or 6 hours togeather in trying to find out a mixture of pewter zing {sic} Tutheneg {sic} and other Metals which would look and ring like silver

The Examt. saith also that the said Chaloner since his comeing to Newgate hath much sollicited the Depont. to joyn with him representing that if they joyned they should save themselves and {f}{C}un em all of this there are sufficient witnesses

Hee saith also that the said Chaloner told him that Price who was executed for Counterfeiting an Exche bill had of him the said Chaloner the Receipt of the water for wiping out the writing in any bill

Tho Carter


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