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(Extracts from Common Law Order Book 1 of Russell County, Virginia, mts)

    September 19, 1837   
    The grand jury made the following other present ant:
    The jurors of the Grand Jury empanelled and sworn in and for the body of
Russell County, in the State of Virginia, at the term of the Circuit Superior
Court of Law and Chancery of the said County commencing on Monday the 18th day
Of September 1837, upon their oaths present that Booker James Mullins on the
15th day of August 1837, at the said county, and within the jurisdiction of the
said court, with intent to defraud the good people of the United States, feloniously
and falsely did make, forge and counterfeit, pieces of base and counterfeit
metal and coin, to wit: Counterfeit dollars of the likeness and the similitude
of the good and current coin of the United States, and of the coinage of
the mint of the United States, and also of the likeness and similitude of dollars
of the coinage of the Republic of Mexico, called foreign dollars, and also
of dollars of the coinage of the Kingdom of Spain, called Spanish milled dollars,
which said Mexican and Spanish milled Dollars are of the current coin of the
United States, and also that the said Booker James Mullins did on the day and
Year aforesaid at the County and within the jurisdiction aforesaid and with the
Aforesaid intents, feloniously and falsely make, forge and counterfeit other
Pieces of base and counterfeit coin to wit, twenty five cent pieces, and half
Dollars of the likeness and similitude of the good and current coin of the United
States, and of the coinage thereof called half dollars and quarter dollars.
Presented upon the information of Thomas Mullins and William Mullins called on
by the Court as witnesses, sworn in Court and sent to the Grand Jury to give
evidence.
    "And one other presentuent in these words:
    "The Jurors of the Grand Jury, empanelled and sworn in and for the body
of Russell County, in the State of Virginia, at the term of the Circuit Superior
Court of Law and Chancery of the said County commencing on Monday the 18th day of
September 1837, upon their oath present, that Solomon Mullins, James Mullins,
Peter Mullins, and Spencer Mullins, did, on the 1st day of July, 1837, at the
County aforesaid and within the jurisdiction  of the said Court, feloniously and
Falsely make, forge and counterfeit, pieces of base and counterfeit metal and
Coin, to wit: counterfeit dollars of the likeness and similitude of the good and
Current coin of the United States and of the coinage of the mint of the United
States, and also of the likeness and similitude of dollars of the coinage of the
------ of the Republic of Mexico, called Mexican dollars, and also of the dollars
of the coinage of the Kingdom of Spain, called Spanish Milled Dollars, which
said Mexican and Spanish Milled dollars are of the current coin of the United
States; and also that the said Solomon Mullins, James Mullins, Peter Mullins
And Spencer Mullins, did on the day and year aforesaid at the County and within
The jurisdiction aforesaid, feloniously and falsely make, forge and counterfeit,
Other pieces of base and counterfeit coin, to wit, twenty five cent pieces and
Half dollars of the likeness and similitude of the good and current coin of the
United States and of the coinage of thereof called half dollars and quarter dollars
And which false and counterfeit, was then and there so made and forged by the said
 Solomon Mullins, James Mullins, Peter Mullins and Spencer Mullins with intent to
defraud the good people of the United States.



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