Christine

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Googling 'coining' and 'Old Baily Archives'.

Ohh Mr. Tar, didn't mean to send you off googling at this hour.

Coining offences: This category includes a number of offences in which coin or paper money (the king's currency) was counterfeited or interfered with, or individuals either used or possessed such false or diminished currency. These include the specific offences of:

* coining (counterfeiting coins)

* possessing moulds for the manufacture of coins

* manufacturing counterfeit paper money, banknotes or bills of exchange

* filing, milling, colouring or "diminishing" coins (in order to use the filings to create more coins or to sell the metal)

* possessing counterfeit money or putting it in into circulation ("uttering")

Although included here, counterfeiting gold or silver coins was a form of Treason.

From The Proceedings of the Old Bailey the single best place if you really want to read about crimes tried in London starting as early as 1674.

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Sure, Chole...post something to keep me up another hour. Now I'm looking through trial notes.

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Sure, Chole...post something to keep me up another hour. Now I'm looking through trial notes.

Welcome t' the club Sir William. Chole's inquiries and posts have sent me Googlin' fer hours.

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She mentioned that she has a particularly nice period phrase she uses as an insult, but I have yet to learn what it is.

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Now I've moved on to re-reading the 1735 canting dictionary.

Apparently I'm also sending Mr. Tar & Mr. Red Wake on Googling escapades :lol:

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Sewing on and off. Trying to get a more 'period' bodice finished up so I can go play with a friend's guild at southern faire for a day. That and so I don't have to wear the bodice I used for Halloween Haunt - which has seen better times.

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working in the yard :lol: only because I woke up too late to go fishing ^_^

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Working on a frock coat :)

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Heh...postin wit a pirate..

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Getting set to finish up the second half of my work day (too many tasks to list). Only a few more days until a long overdue vacation. :huh:

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Drinking rum and watching the commentary track on Stargate: Atlantis. The angelic Mr. H. is working late tonight, so I need some virtual company. Normally, I'm not a fan of commentary tracks.

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Listening to music and doing some website design.

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Packing for a week long trip to Albuquerque.

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I love the avatar, Jack, AND the quote. You got desecrated?? and Violated??

lucky guy...

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Aye, and I'd love to tell you all about it... Will you be at Sioux Falls? Here's hoping. ;)

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no, dammit.. I'm going to North of milwaukee like you should, to Port Washington pirate fest.

Bad Pirate, no rum for you

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I'm sitting here & still awake. That's about all I have the energy for at the moment.

Actually, I'm up loading the photos that the little swab took at the Faire this weekend & dropping "thanks" e-mails to the organizers & the people I met.

oh and yes, I am also complaining about having to wear normal clothes again tomorrow. B)

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Icing a sore tendon in my wrist and typing one handed.

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Chatting with friends.

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Waiting 'til the last minute to jump in on an eBay auction. Pink & turquoise peacock shawl. Would go nicely with my Regency ball gown.

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Just finished a game of croquet under the lilac boughs, with the angelic Mr. H.

Now, I'm having a post-game cocktail: an "Oasis" -- gin & tonic with a shot of blue curacao.

(We were out of Pimm's -- bugger!)

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plotting, scheming & planning :huh:

*rubs hand together evilly*

:huh::huh::huh: (maniacal laughter)

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plotting, scheming & planning

*rubs hand together evilly*

:huh::huh::huh: (maniacal laughter)

Sittin' here wonderin' wot made Chole snap?

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Sigh...wistfully looking out the windows at the ocean...

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tryin to get woke up and plan the days pottery....nae good twill it do but try anyway :lol:

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