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further present, that afterwards, to wit, on, &c. at, &c. the faid arbitrators met, and took upon themselves the burthen of the faid arbitration; and that upon the said arbitration certain questions then and there arose, and it became and was then and there material and necessary for the said arbitrators to know and ascertain whether the faid'R. E. had actually paid to the said W. S. for or on account of a certain fhip or vessel called the Amazon, tradesmen's bills to the amount of eight thousand four hundred pounds and upwards; and in particular, whether he the said R. E. had paid for him the said W. S. eleven guineas per ton for the hull of the said ship or vefsel; and also whether the said W. S. had paid the said R. E. fix thousand seven hundred pounds and upwards, in cash and bills, on account of the said sum of eight thousand four hundred pounds and upwards; and also whether there was a balance then due from the estate of the said W.S. to the estate of the said R. E. of one thousand seven hundred pounds and upwards; and also whether if the said R. E. had been paid the balance of one thousand seven hundred pounds and upwards, he would have gained or loft by the whole transaction between them relative to the said ship or vefsel ; and the said R. E. then and there appeared, and was interrogated and examined upon his aforesaid affirmation by and before the said arbitrators, as to such facts and circumstances: And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present, that the said R. E. being so affirmed, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil, and in no wile regarding the laws of this realın, or fearing the penalties therein contained, then and there, to wit, on, &c. at, &c. upon the said arbitration, by his own act and consent, and upon his aforesaid affirmation before the said arbitrators (they the said arbitrators then and there having such power and authority to administer the said affirmation to the said R. E. in that behalf), did wilfully, falsely, and corruptly affirm, declare, and give in evidence (amongst other things) to the said arbitrators, that he the said R. E. had actually paid for the said ship or vessel called the Ainazon, tradesmen's bills to the amount of eight thousand four hun. dred guineas and upwards ; in particular, that he the said R. E. had paid for him the said W. S. eleven guineas per ton for the hull of the said ship; and that the said W.S. had paid to him the faid R. E. fix thouland seven hundred pounds and upwards, in cash and bills, on account of the said sum of eight thousand four hundred pounds and upwards; and that there was a balance then due from the estate of the said W. S. to the estate of the said R. E. of one thousand seven hundred pounds and upwards; and that if the said R. E. had been paid the said balance of one thousand seven hundred pounds and upwards, he would neither have gained or lost by the whole transaction between them, relative to the said thip or vessel; whereas in truth and in fact the said R. E. had not actually paid for the said W. S. for or on the account of the said ship or vessel called the Amazon, tradesmen's bills to the amount of eight thou. sand four hundred pounds and upwards; and in particular, the VOL. IV.

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said R. E. had not paid for him the said W. S. eleven guineas per ton for the hull of the ship or vessel ; and whereas in truth and in fact the said W. S. had not paid to him the faid R. E. fix thousand seven hundred pounds in cash or bills on account of the said sum of eight thousand four hundred pounds and upwards; and whereas in truth and in fact there was not a balance then due from the estate of the said W.S. to the estate of the said R. E. of one thousand seven hundred pounds or upwards ; and whereas in truth and in fact if the said R. E. had been paid the said balance of nine hundred pounds and upwards, he would have gained by the whole transaction between thein relative to the said ship or vessel ; and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do say, that the said R. E. (lo being one of the people called quakers as aforesaid), on, &c. at, &c. before the said

(he the said then and there having full power and authority to administer the said affirmation to the said R. E. in that behalf), by his own act and consent did wilfully, falsely, and corruptly affirm and declare in manner and form aforesaid, to the great difpleasure of Almighty God, in contempt of our faid lord the king and his laws, to the evil and pernicious example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said lord the king, his crown and dignity, &c.

Drawn by Mr. TIDD.

indi&tment for MIDDLESEX, to wit. The jurors for our sovereign lord the perjury in an king upon their oath present, that heretofore, to wit, on, &c. in the affidavit before a

twenty-eighth year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the maiter in chancery for the pur

Third, now king of Great Britain, &c. a certain commiffion of pose of support- bankrupt, under the great seal of Great Britain, bearing date at ing a petition to Westminster, the fame day and year aforesaid, was duly awarded the lord chancel- and issued against J. F. by the name and addition of J. F. late of, lor to set aside a &c. horse-dealer and chapman, directed to certain commissioners bankruptcy on therein named, who thereupon duly found and declared the faid J.F. the ground of its to be a bankrupt: And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, having been un- do further present, that afterwards, to wit, on, &c. in the twentyduly obtained. ninth year of the reign of our faid lord the now king, a certain

petition was presented to the right honourable the lord high chancellor of Great Britain, by and on the behalf of T. M. J. T. and T.L. fhewing (amongst other things) that they the said petitioners had great reasons to believe that the laid commission fo issued against the laid J. F. was issued for the express purpose of serving the said bankrupt, and to defraud them the said petitioners of their respective demands therein mentioned, and praying that the said lord high chancellor would be pleased to order the said commiffion of bankruptcy awarded and issued against the said J. F. to be superseded : And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present, that D. J. late of, &c. contriving and intending to injure and aggrieve the said J. F. and to put him to great trouble, charges, and expence of his monies, afterwards, that is to say, on, &c. in the twenty-ninth year of, &c. at, &c. in, &c. came in his proper person, before T. W. esquire, then being one of the masters of the high

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court of chancery of our faid lord the king (the said court then and still being held at Westminster, in the county of Middlesex aforesaid), and did then and there produce and exhibit to and before the said T. W. esquire, a certain affidavit in writing of him the said D. J. in fupport of the said petition, and then and there, before the said T, W. was duly sworn, and took his .corporal oath upon the holy Gospel of God concerning the truth of the matter contained in the said affidavit (he the faid T. W. then and there having a lawful and competent authority to adminifter the faid oath to the faid D.J.): And the said D. J. being fo fworn as aforesaid, not having the fear of God before his eyes, and being moved and seduced by the inftigation of the devil, and having no regard to the laws and statutes of this realm, nor fearing the punishment therein contained, did then and there, to wit, on, &c. in the twenty-ninth year aforesaid, at, &c. in, &c. in and by his affidavit aforesaid, upon his oath aforesaid, before the said T. W. then and there being one of the masters of the said court of chancerý, and having a lawful and competent authority to adminifter the faid oath to the said D. J. falsely, corruptly, knowingly, wilfully, and maliciously, deposed and swore as follows, that is to say : In chancery (meaning the said court of chancery), in the matter of J. F. a bankrupt (meaning the said J. F.), D. J. of, &c. (meaning the said D. J.) maketh oath and faith, that J. R. who this deponent (meaning the said D. J.) is informed is the petitioning creditor under the commission of bankruptcy awarded and issued against the said J. F. (meaning the : said commission of bankruptcy), in company with the faid J. F. the said bankrupt, did, some time on or about the month of December 1787, call upon this deponent (meaning the said D. J.) at his (meaning the said D. Ji's) house in Grosvenor Mews : and this deponent (meaning the said D. J.) further faith, that after some little conversation had passed between the said J. R. J. F:and this deponent (meaning the said D. J.) the said J. R. began a converfation with this deponent (meaning the said D. J.) by saying they (meaning the said J. R. and J. F.) came to this deponent (meaning the said D. J.). upon particular business ; and upon requesting to know what that business was, the said J. R. told this deponent fineaning the said D. J.), that he (meaning the said J. R.) supposed this deponent (meaning the said D. J.) must have heard that the faid J. F. was determined to become a bankrupt ; but as he (meaning the said J. F:) wanted a person to become a petitioning creditor, they (meaning the said J. R. and J. F.) had fixed on this deponent (meaning the said D. I) for that purpose ; and then asked this deponent (meaning the said D. J.) if he (meaning the faid D. J.) would become such petitioning creditor ; but this deponent (meaning the faid D. J.) faith, that being much irritated at such request, &c. &c. (set out the affidavit, with the necessary inuendos); as by the laid affidavit more fully appears : whereas in truth and in fact the said J. R. in company with the said J. F. the bankrupt, or otherwise, did not, at any time in or about the month of December 1787, call upon the said D. J. in Groivenor Mews ;

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and whereas in truth and in fact the said J. R. did not begin or hold such conversation with the said D. J. as is stated in the affidavit of him the said D. J. ; and whereas in truth and in fact the faid J. R. did not tell the said D. J. that he supposed the said D. J. must have heard that the said J. F. was in trouble, or that he was determined to become a bankrupt, or as that he wanted a person to become a petitioning creditor they had fixed on the said D. J. for that purpose, or anything of that or the like purport or effect, and whereas in truth and in fact the faid J.R. did not ask the said D. J. if he would become such petitioning creditor : And so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do fay, that the faid D. J. on the faid nineteenth day of December, in the twenty-ninth year aforefaid, at, &c. in, &c. hefore the said T. W. then being one of the masters of the court of chancery, and having such authority, as aforesaid, by his own act and consent, and of his own most wicked and corrupt mind, in manner and form aforesaid, did falsely, knowingly, wickedly, and maliciously commit wilful and corrupt perjury, to the great displeasure of Almighty God, in contempt of our faid lord the king and his laws, to the evil and pernicious example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our faid lord the king, his crown and dignity.

Drawn by Mr. TIDD,

Indictment for MIDDLESEX, to wit. The jurors for our sovereign lord the perjury in an now king upon their oath present, that heretcore, that is to fay, on affidavit made Wednelday the third day of, &c. at, &c. in, &c. before the right in the court of honourable William lord Mansfield, chief justice of our lord the king's beneh relative to the reking afiigned to hold pleas before the king himself

, and Sir Sidney moval of a nui- Stafford Smythe, knight, lord chief baron of his majesty's court of fance in the ri-exchequer, justices of our faid lord the king assigned to hold the wer Thames, for allizes in and for the county of S. aforesaid, a certain hill of which defendant had been indict.

indictment before then duly found against W. G. late of, &c. by the ed and convict. name and addition of W. G. late of, &c. for unlawfully erecting ed at the aflizes. and continuing a certain nuisance, to wit, certain ledges and dams

in and across a certain navigable river being the king's common highway, at Richmond, in the parish of. &c. in, &c. called the river Thames, otherwise the Thames, used for all the king's subjects with their barges, boats, and other vefsels, to navigate, fail, país, and repafs in and along the same, at their will and pleasure ; whereto the faid W. G. had pleaded that he was not guilty of the premises in the said indictment contained, and whereon the issue was duly joined between our sovereign lord the king and the said W. G. ; and the said W. G, caine on to be tried, and was tried ; and the faid W. G. was then and there, to wit, on, &c. before the justices aforesaid, in due manner and according to due course of law, by a jury of the said county of Surry, found guilty of the premises in the faid indict.nent specified and charged upon him, in manner and for... as by the said indietment was alledged against him : And the jurors aforesaid, now here charged and sworn to enquire in form aforesaid, upon their

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oath aforesaid, do further present, that after the conviction of the Said W. G. and before the faid court of our faid lord the king before the king himfelf had passed any judgment on the said w. G. for the offence whereof he had been lo convicted, to wit, on, &c. the faid W. G. not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the inftigation of the devil, and contriving and diabolically intending not only to elude, but also to subvert the laws and public justice of this kingdom; and to avert the truth itself, came personally into the said court of our faid lord the king before the king himself (the faid court then and still being held at W. in the said county of Middlesex), and took his corporal oath on the holy Gospel of God before the faid court, the fame being then and till held at W. in the faid county of Middlesex, in the great hall of pleas there called Westminster Hall, the said court then and there having full power and authority to administer an oath to the faid W.G. in that behalf, and then and there, to wit, on, &c. in the said court of our faid lord the king before the king himself (the said court then and still being held at W. in the faid county of Middlesex), by his own act and confent, upon his faid oath, before the said court (the faid court then and there having such full power and authority to administer an oath to the faid W. G. as aforesaid), falsely, wilfully, maliciously, and corruptly, did say, depose, fwear, and make affidavit in writing ; which said affidavit is intitied as follows, to wit: In the king's bench, the King versus Geter, &c. and was made by the said W. G. ; by which said affidavit the said W.G. did (amongst other things) falsely, &c. say, &c. as follows, that is to fay : And first, this deponent W. G. (meaning himself the said W. G.) having at the last allizes holden at, &c in, &c. (meaning the aflizes before mentioned) been convicted of unlaw. fully erecting and placing and cont nuing a certain ledge or dam in and across the river of l hames, near Richmond, in the county of Surry (meaning the nuisance aforesaid), he this deponent (meaning himself the said W. G.) did, in the month of August last (meaning the month of August in the year 1774), as foon as the then late food had abated, and shortly after the laid trial (meaning the trial of the aforesaid indictment) cause the same (meaning the said ledge or dam), or such part thereof as appeared to him (meaning himself the said W. G.) to be absolutely necessary, to be effectually removed, the only small part thereof (ineaving the faid ledge or dam), which he this deponent (meaning himself the said W.G.) left still remaining in the said river (meaning the said river of Thames) being several feet below the surface of the water even at low water, and such as he this deponent (meaning himself the faid W. G.) apprehended and believed not to be anyways zhe least injurious or prejudicial to the navigation of the said river (meaning the said river of Thames) : And this deponent (meaning himselfthe faid W.G.) further faith, that on, &c. in the afternoon of the same day, he (meaning himself the faid W. G.) employed A. B. C. D. &c. three of this deponent's (meaning his the laid W.G.?s).fervants, to pull up and remove the remainder of the said $ 3

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