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THE CHARGE OF FORGERY AGINST A SOLICITOR. Mr. Eichard Marshall Veal, solicitor, 19, Abingdon- L street, Westminster, appeared at Westminster police- court on Saturday to an adjourned summons charging him with conspiring to defraud and forgery. Mr. George Lewis, for the complainant, Mrs. Lucy Broad, said that since the adjournment he had been able to complete an investigation he had commenced, and the result of that was that on behalf Iof Mrs. Broad, and with her entire sanction, he was nappy to be in a position to withdraw from the charge against Veal, and also to withdraw any imputations that had been cast on him or his character during the progress of the case. T, Mr. Sleigh, on the part of Mx* Yea'> shacked Mr. Lewis for the fairness with which he had carried on his case so far as it had gone. He, however, declared that Mrs. Broad had not been acting bond fide in the matter. The learned counsel sti^natised the present proceedings as a totally unfounded, vexatious criminal Mr. Arnold said it gave him great satisfaction to say that he verily believed the charge to be a totally unfounded one. He must take to himself a share of blame in issuing the summons against a gentleman of Mr. Veal's position without an information on oath, and it would act as a warning to him not to issue process upon application without sworn information being taken. Mr. Veal was discharged from further attendance at the court, he (the magistrate) being perfectly satisfied in his own mind that there was not one tittle of evidence to support the charge. In the course of the afternoon a Mr. Burgess exhi- bited a cnarge against Mrs. Broad. He said that in February, 1863, she took a furnished house of him in Cumberland-street, Pimlico, and gave him a sham cheque in payment of a claim he had against her. He came to this court, and Mr. Selfe granted him a sum- Tu'ir aksconded. The name she passed under at that time wa3 Barless. He saw no more of her until twelve months ago, when he met her on board a steam- boat, and followed her through the City to give her in charge, but while he was speaking to a policeman she escaped. He came to this court a fortnight ago and' saw her, but was recommended not to interfere during her prosecution of Mr. Veal. He had again attended that day (Saturday) to make hia complaint, but she was not present. Mr. Arnold directed a summons to be issued against Mrs. Broad. 1