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also against the peace of our faid lord the king, his crown and dignity: And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present, that the said P. B. being a person of, &c. and not having any regard for the laws of this realm, most unlawfully, wickedly, and unjustly, and out of his malice aforethought devising, contriving, and intending (as much as in him the faid P. B. Jay) further to disturb, difquiet, and moleft the faid G. S. being such person of good name, &c. and a man of a quiet and peaceable temper and disposition as aforesaid, and also further to expose the faid G. S. to scandal, shame, and reproach, and to cause, instigate, move, provoke, and incite the faid G. S. to fight a duel with him the sad P. B. and thereby to cause him the faid G. S. to break the peace of our faid lord the king as aforesaid, he the said P. B. in order to complete, perfect, and bring to effect his said most unlawfuland wicked purposes, afterwards, that is to say, upon the said eighth day of March, in the said twenty-second year of our said the lord the now king, with force and arms, at the parish of Saint George's, Hanover-square aforesaid, in the county of Middlesex aforesaid, did again wickedly, unlawfully, openly, and maliciously, by and in the presence and hearing of him the said G. S. and without any just cause or provocation whatsoever, but of his malice aforethought, and in a threatening, challenging, and provocative manner, speaking to him the said G. S. with these threatening and provocative words following, that is to say, I (meaning himself the said P. B.) have been told, &c. &c. (lame as in ift Count) with a design and intention to instigate, incite, move, and provoke the said G. S. to fight a duel with him the said P. B. as aforesaid, and thereby to cause the said G. S. to break the peace of our said the king as aforesaid, and other mis. chiefs upon him the said G. $. he the said P. B. did then and there with force and arms unlawfully and maliciously bring, to the great damage, scandal, and disgrace of him the said G. S. in contempt, &c. (30 and 4th Counts like the ist and 2d. omitting the parts in Italic,) did again wickediy, unlawfully, openly, and mali- 5th Count, ciously, and in the presence and hearing of him the said G. S. and without any just cause or provocation whatsoever challenge, and as in much as in him the said P. B. lay, endeavour to move, incite, instigate, and provoke him the laid G. S. to fight a duel with him the said P.B. and thereby to cause him the laid G. S. to break the peace of our faid lord the king as aforefaid, and other mischiefs upon him the said G.S. did then and there bring to the great damage, &c. of him the faid G. S. in contempt, &c. &c.

MIDDLESEX. The jurors, &c. that George Stacpoole, Indictment for late of, &c. esquire, being a person of quarrelsome and turbulent fending a chale temper and disposition, and a disturber of the peace of our said lenge lord the king, on, &c. in the twenty-second year of the reign, money lost a

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a game called país dicere

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&c. with force and arms, at, &c. in, &c. unlawfully and maliciously did challenge John Macnamara, esquire, a peaceable subject of our faid lord the king, to fight him the said J. M. upon account of money then and there won by the faid J. M. of the said G. S. by then and there playing at dice with the faid G. S. at a certain game called pass dice, to the great damage of the said J. M. in contempt, &c. and against the peace, &c. and also against the form of the statute, &c. ; that the said G. S. being such person as aforesaid, afterwards, that is to say, on, &c. in the twenty-second, &c. with force and arms at, &c. in, &c. unlawfully and maliciously did provoke the said J. M. to fight him the faid G. S. on account of money then and there won by the said J. M. of the said G. S. by then and there playing at dice with the said G. S. at a certain game called pass dice, to the great damage of, &c. in contempt, &c. and against the peace, &c. and also against the form, &c.; that the said G. S. being such person as aforesaid, afterwards, that is to say, on, &c. in the twenty-second, &c. with force and arms, to wit, with swords and other offensive weapons, at, &c. in, &c. did make an assault upon the said J. M. in the peace of God and our faid lord the king, then and there being, and then and there did beat the faid J. M. on account of money then and there won of him the faid G. S. by then and there playing with this faid G. S. at dice at a certain

game called pass dice, to the great damage, &c. (as before): that the said G. S. being such person as aforesaid, afterwards, that is to say, on, &c. with force and arms, at, &c. in, &c. unlawfully and maliciously, did challenge the said J. M. to fight him the raid G. S. upon account of money then and there won by the said J. M. of the said G. S. to the great damage, &c. &c. (as before) : that the said G. S. being such person as aforesaid, afterwards, that is to say, on, &c. in the twenty-second year, &c. with force and arms, at, &c. in, &c. unlawfully and maliciously did provoke the said J. M. to fight him the faid J. M. upon account of money then and there won by the said J. M. of the said G. S. by then and there playing with the said G. S. at dice, to the great damage, &c. (as before.) (6th Count like the 3d. omitting the words in Italic,"at a certain game called

pafs dice."

By statute 9. Anne, c. 14. " for pre 66 such other person or persons upon “ venting such quarrels as Mall and " the account aforesaid, Thall, being “ may happen on account of gaming," « thereof convicted upon an indi&tment it is enacted, “ that in case any person or or information to be exhibited against “ persons whatsoever hall alsault and “ him or them for that purpofe, forfeit “ beat, or challenge or provoke to fight “ to her majesty, her heirs, and succeff. “ any other person or persons whatsoever ors, all his goods and chatcels and per.

upon account of any money won by “ fonal estate whatsoever, and thall also “ gaming, playing, or betting at any “ suffer imprisonment, without bail oz “ of the games aforesaid, such person “ mainprize, in the common gaol of the “ and persons assaulting and beating, « county, where such conviction shall be " challenging, or provoking to fight " had, during the term of two years."

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COMPOUNDING PENAL ACTIONS. LONDON, J. The jurors for our sovereign lord the now Indi&tment aking upon their oath present, that heretofore, to wit, on Thurs- gainit a comday next, after, &c. in Michaelmas term, in the eighteenth year

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for compoundof the reign of our lord the now king, W. A. S. late of

ing a penalty as well for our faid lord the king as for himself, impleaded one under a penal J. K. in the court of our faid lord the king, before the king him- jaw after illve self (the said court then and still being held at Westminster), in a joined, certain plea, to wit, a plea of debt on demand for four thousand five hundred and one pounds fixteen shillings of lawful money of Great Britain, that is to say, as due and owing from the said J. K. to our faid lord the king, and the said W. A. S. to the damage of the said W. A. S. who sued as aforesaid, of twenty pounds, of and for the committing the several offences surmised to have been committed by the laid J. K. against a certain penal law, to wit, a certain act of parliament made in the parliament of our love. reign lord the now king, at a session thereof holden at Westminster, in the county of Middlesex, on the twenty-fixth of October, in the sixteenth year of his reign, entituled, an act (set forth title verbatim) in this, that after the making of the said ad (set forth the different offences as charged in the declaration in the original action): And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforefaid, do further present, that the said J. K. afterwards, to wit, in that same Michaelmas term, in the eighteenth year aforesaid, in the said court of our lord the now king, before the king himself (the said court then and still being held at Westminster, in the laid county of Middlesex aforesaid), answered to the said W.A.S. who lued as aforesaid in the said plea, by pleading that he the said J. K. did not owe to, &c. (set forth plea and joinder of issue): And the said plea was at the time of the committing of the offence hereafter mentioned, depending and undetermined in the said court, of our lord the king, before the king himself (the said court chen and still being held at Westminster, in the said county of Middlesex), to wit, at London aforesaid, in, &c.; And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present, that after the said J. K. had answered the said W. A. S. who sued as aforesaid, in the plea aforesaid, and after iflue joined therein between the parties aforesaid, and whilst the said plea was depending and undetermined in the said court of our lord the king, before the king himself, and before taking of this inquisition, to wit, on the twenty-fourth day of July, in the eighteenth year aforesaid, that is to say, at London aforesaid, in, &c. aforesaid, he the said W. A. S. did unlawfully without process of law, and without the order or consent of the said court of our faid lord the king, before the king himself, and whilst the laid plea was so depending as aforesaid (the said court then and still being held at Westminster, in the county of Middlesex), make composition with the faid J. K. and take that is for himself, of and from the faid J. K. a certain sum of money, to wit, the sum of one hundred and

seventy

seventy-five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain, upon colour and pretence that he the said J. K. had committed the feve. ral identical offences herein-before mentioned to have been fur. mised to have been commited by the said J. K. against the afore. faid penal law, and for which he the said w. X. S. impleaded the faid J. K. as aforesaid, to wit, at L. aforesaid, in, &c. in contempt of our faid lord the king and his laws, and to the evil example of all others in the like case offending, against the form of the statute in such case made and provided, and against the

peace of our faid lord the king, his crown and dignity, &c. 2d Count. Make composition, &c. and take bank notes, to wit, certain

notes in writing, commonly called bank notes, for the payment of divers sums of money, in the whole amounting to a large sum of money, to wit, the sum of, &c. of lawful, &c. by the governor and company of the Bank of England, said notes then and there being of a large value, to wit, of the value of one hundred and

seventy-five pounds of like lawful money; for the offence for 3d & 4th Counts which W. A. S. was prepared to give evidence.

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The jurors for our lord the king qui tam a&tion, upon their oath present, that after the first day of August, A.D. without leave of 1785, to wit, on, &c. A.D. 1788, at the parish of, &c. in the court, founded county of Middlesex, A. B. being then and there a retail dealer of Gnibe glove aci, gloves, duly licenced in manner in and by the statute in that case for selling gloves without

made, provided and prescribed, did utter and sell by retail to a stamp, being certain person (to the jurors aforesaid as yet unknown) one pair duly licenced. of leather gloves above the price and value of ten-pence, and not

exceeding the price or value of one Thilling and two-pence, for which the said pair of gloves so uttered and sold by retail, there was charged and payable unto and for the use of his majesty, a stamp duty of two-pence, in pursuance of the statute in that cale made and provided, without the stamp ticket by the said statute in that case made and provided, directed to be affixed to such gloves, being affixed to the same, and marked and stamped as by the statute in that case made and provided is directed, contrary to the form of the said statute; whereby, and by force of the statute in that case made and provided, the faid A. B. forfeited and became liable to pay for such pair of gloves so uttered and sold the sum of twenty pounds, to be recovered as by the ftatute in that case made and provided is directed, and to be applied, if sued for within the space of fix calendar months from the time of such penalty being incurred, one moiety thereof to his majesty, and the other moiety thereof to the person or persons who should inform and fue for the fame: And the jurors aforesaid, upon their càth aforesaid, do further present, that after the faid first day of August, A.D. 1785, to wit, on, &c. at, &c. in, &c. the faid A. B. being then and there such retail dealer in gloves as aforesaid, did utter and fell by retail to a certain other person to the jurors aforesaid unknown,

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one pair of leather mittens, exceeding the price or value of one shilling and four-pence, to wit, of the price and value of one fhilling and eight-pence, for which faid pair of mittens fo uttered and sold by retail, there was charged and payable unto and for the use of his majefty a stamp duty of three-pence, in pursuance, &c. &c. (as before, say “mittens," instead of “ gloves.") And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present, that after the committing the said several offences, and before the faid penalties, or either of them, had been recovered, and within the space of fix calendar months from the time of the faid penalties being incurred, to wit, on, &c. at, &c. W. K. late of, &c. in, &c. labourer, well knowing the premises, and not regarding the stature in that case made and provided, nor fearing the penalties therein contained, upon colour and pretence of the said several matters of offence against the penal Jaw in that case made and provided, committed by the faid A. B. as aforesaid ; and without process unlawfully did take, accept, and receive of and from the faid A. B. a promise of a certain reward for the use of himself the said W. K. to wit, a certain note in writing, commonly called a promissory note, made by the faid A. B. and delivered to the said W. K. and bearing date the said twenty-third day of, &c. by which faid note the faid A. B. seven days after the date, promised to pay to the faid W.K. by the name and description of Mr. W. K. or his order, the sum of eight pounds, for value received; and the said W. K. did thereby then and there, to wii, at. the parish of, &c. make composition with the faid A. B. for the said leveral offences so committed by the faid A. B. against the penal statute, and did wholly delift and abstain from any prosecution of and for the faid offences, and every of them; which faid composition fo done as aforesaid was then and there, to wit, at the parish of, &c. so done without the order or confent of any of his majesty's courts at Weftminiter, and without any lawful anthority whatsoever, in contempt of our faid lord the king and his laws, to the great hindrance and obstruction of justice, to the evil example of all others in the like case offending, contrary to the true intent and meaning of the statute in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our lord the king, his crown and dignity : And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present, that the said W. K. not regarding the statute in that case made and provided, nor fearing the pains and penalties therein contained, afterwards, and after the committing of the several offences above mentioned by the faid A. B. and within fix calendar months from the time of the faid penalties being incurred, to wit, on, &c. at, &c. he the said W.K. without process, upon colour and pretence of the said several matters of offence committed by the faid A. B. according to the form of the statute in that case made and provided as aforesaid, unlawfully did take, accept, and receive of and from the said A. B. a certain sum of money, to wit, the sum of cight pounds of lawful money of Great Britain, for himself the laid W. K. without the order or VOL. IV. Y

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