Old Bailey Proceedings:
Old Bailey Proceedings: Accounts of Criminal Trials

7th September 1768

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587. (M.) Elias Tippet proceedingsdefend , Gent. was indicted for falsly forging a counterfeit bill of exchange, with the name William Holmes < no role > subscribed there-unto, for the payment of 12 l. 5 s. and for uttering and publishing it as true, well knowing it to have been forged, with intention to defraud William King proceedingsvictim , August 1 . *

The fact was proved, but as it was set forth in the indictment with these words to be (in words and figures following) by comparing the indictment with the bill, one word was left out and another falsly spelt, he was Acquitted .

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