1830 Manuscript Court Testimony Regarding Counterfeit Money Used in Horse Dealing in Dunstable Lycoming County Pennsylvania
(Americana - Manuscript - 19th Century - Law - Counterfeiting - Pennsylvania)

Lycoming County Pennsylvania: Not Published, 1830. F Two sided manuscript document, noted as an "Examination of Witnesses" gives testimony from several individuals regarding horse-trading funds that were alleged counterfeit; events taking place in February of 1830, in Dunstable Township Lycoming, Pennsylvania. (now Dunnstable in Clinton Co.) Evidently the questionable payment was passable, at least; the local experts are unwilling to judge the money as good or bad, and samples are noted as sent to the president and cashier of the bank to determine authenticity. Witnesses in the case, who had sold horses and received counterfeit currency in payment were William Holden, John McDonnold and Philip Wort; the accused were a Mr. Potter & a Mr. Dickerson. Approx. 8" x 13 1/4" size, some edge, tips wear and splitting along old fold lines; contents legible and in good condition; interesting early 19th century Pennsylvania counterfeiting, forgery and crime history ephemera. Good Paperback (Item ID: 26257)


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