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CARDIFF POLICE COURT, MOXD.IV,…

THE FOiiGERY CASE.

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THE FOiiGERY CASE. Benjamin Billett Bussell, who had been admitted to but!, a peared to answer the charge of having forged a promissory note for £ 40. The particulars of the case will be best seen from the t'oiiow- i;ig evidence. Mr. Bird, who appeared for the prosecution, called John Insole Lowe, who, being sworn, said I live at Baunslow, near Barnstaple, Devonshire. I know the prisoner Bussell. He generally signs his name Benjamin B. Bussell. I am the owner of ilackreford, in the parish of Llanedern. I let that farm to the pri- soner, and he entered upon it October, 1847. I previously occupied that tiinn myself. He had not to pay me anything as an in-going tenant, but he owed me for the standing crops and other things, making- a total of £ 113. I received part, of this money, and took two bill s of £ 40 each, both of which were dishonoured. I again pressed for payment, and requested him to give me security. He then paid me, in goods and money, the sum of £ 20 gave me his own bill for £ 20, and another, jointly with his brother-in-law, for £ 40, which [bill produced] bears date Feb. 1st, 1843. I wrote the body of the bill myself, and gave it him to procure the signature of his brother-in-law to it, and in a few days lie brought back the bill signed. In consequence of information which I received from Mr. Francis Langley, I had the prisoner taken into custody. Francis Laugley, who, on being sworn, said: I live at Great lioase, Whitchurch. I am the prisoner's brother-in-hw his name is Benjamin BUJSCIL I recollect-bis asking me, about twelve months ;uro, to sign a bill for him, and I refused [bill handed to witness], Tliis is not my handwriting. I do not spell my name in this way. I am sure that I did not write it, neither did I authorise any one to sign this document for m The following io" a copy oi the bill:— Hackreford, Feb. 1st, 1849. "£10 Os, Od. I IT four months after date, we jointly and severally pro- mise to pay Mr. J. E. Lowe, or order, forty pounds, for value re- ceived. Five per cent. interest to bo paid. (Signed) B. B. B-USSBLL. (Signed) FIIAXCIS LAXGLEY." Mr. Bird submitted that he had made out a case of forgery against the prisoner. Mr. Reece, who appeared for the defendant, did not cross-ex- amine the witnesses, nor did he say anything for the defence, but asked if the Bench would take bail. The application was granted, and Bussell was ordered to find sureties in f-50 each, and himself in £ 100, that he would appear to answer the cnarge at the ensuing assizes of the couuty. James Daj'gan aid John Clark, charged with assaulting Cath- arine Moloney," were fined 2s. 6d. each, and in defait of payment to be imorisoned for a fortnight. An order of affiliation was by Anne Rees, Union-street, against David Thomas, baker, Angel-street. He is to pay 2s. 6d. per week towards the maintenance. Mr. Dawson, for t'ae prosecu- tion, applied for costs of attorney. The application was refused. Mr. Bird was for the defence. Patrick Donovan, charged with assaulting Margaret Flinn, was fined Ös, and costs, or be imprisoned for a fortnight. Orders of removal to Ireland for 22 heads of families; who, with their wives and children, made 50 in all, were made out before the court closed its sitting.

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