. “If a man says to J.S. ... an action lies, for it is not material by what means the
acquittance came, for such a forgery is within the statute.” 1 Rolle, Abridgment
66. Quotation marks supplied. The statute referred to is 5 Eliz., c. 14 (1562), “An
Act Against Forgers of False Deeds and Writings,” especially §3.