Excerpt from United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Transcript of Record, Vol. 2 of 2: Andrew Eadie, J. Potter Whittren and F. H. Waskey, Plaintiffs in Error, Vs. J. J. Chambers, Defendant in Error; (Pages 337 to 612 Inclusive) Upon Writ of Error to the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, Second Division
Claimed, becasuse that can be imitated. It is true that is the very thing that the imitator is doing is to imitate the letter; so that you have to look at all those other things, a person who is an expert handwriter, or' an expert on handwriting. It is true while the person who is committing the forgery would look to the formation of the letter itself, and a person who is an expert in detecting forgeries would look at all of the things which you have just covered in your questions to me. Taking the question of slant, first, it appears to me here that the slant of the letters in the word one - half in the original instrument is the same slant as the rest of the letters in the rest of the handwriting; I have not made any measure ments. Now, the slant of the letters in the words one-half, and the slant of the letters in the words following, for instance in these the slants are very good other than the li's, does not slant hardly enough as it appears in the words one-half. It does not in the word following. Looking at the slant in the letters of the word following, taking the f in the word following, it is not as great but very similar, but not as great; the f in the word fol lowing is not as great as it is in the word half, but it is 'a very similar slant. In the letter o in the word one. I notice that the last downward stroke of the 0 comes to the base line, while in this following it is very percepti'blv above the base line, but that don't make any difference. I don't see why that is one of the things to be considered. It.
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