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R. v. Archdeken 1753

[counterfeit - pillory]

R. v. Archdeken

Court of Assize
Source: The Halifax Gazette, 6 January, 1753

BOSTON, December 19.
  At the Court of Assize holden for this County, William Archdeken being convicted of counterfeiting a Set of Bills of Exchange, and offering them for Sale, and Samuel Pitt, being convicted of counterfeiting the Endorsement on another Set of Bills, on Tuesday last receiv'd each the following Sentence, viz: To be set in the Pillory an Hour with the word CHEAT affixed on their Breasts, wrote in Capitals, and to be whipt twenty Stripes, and to pay Costs. &c.

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