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box about six feet by three, was you any accomplice, true ?-A. All drawn
up to the gaol door: at each that I have stated is true. end was a seat just capable of hold Then there is no living creature ing two persons. Nicholson, double on earth who had any thing to do ironed, was first placed in it, with with the murder but yourself his back to the horses; he was also No, no one. pinioned with ropes, and round his You had no accomplices ? shoulders was coiled the fatal cord: None. by his side sat the executioner ; op Had you any antipathy to either posite to the prisoner the rev. Mr. your master or mistress before you Bramston took his seat, and by his committed the horrid murder? side sat one of the Maidstone jailors Clasping his hands togther as well with a loaded blunderbuss. Every as his heavy irons would permit thing being in readiness, the pro- him, “ As God is in heaven it was cession advanced at a very slow a momentary thought, as I have rate towards Pennenden Heath, repeatedly declared before.” which is distant from Maidstone The above were the last words nearly a mile and an half, on which of this unhappy man :'in a few mi. was erected a temporary new drop, nutes after they were uttered, the which had a platform raised about bottom of the platform, which, we seven feet from the ground, and have before stated, was constructed was large enough to contain about like one of the new drops, was let, a dozen persons. A little before fall, and Nicholson was launched two o'clock the hurdle arrived, and into eternity. He died unusually stopped immediately under the hard, being greatly convulsed. gallows, when Mr. Bramston and After hanging an hour, the body Nicholson knelt down on it, and was put into a post-chaise, which remained for some time in prayer. drove off in the direction for BromSome time previously to this Mr. ley. Bonar arrived on the ground in a post-chaise, and took his stand with
EXECUTION OF HUFFUM,aliàs Hufin twelve yards of the fatal spot,
FEY WHITE, AND ROBERT KEN. with the front windows full on the gallows, and which he kept open
These unfortunate men were exeduring the whole time; but each cuted at Northampton, pursuant to of the side windows was closed by their sentence at the last assizes. A blinds. So anxious was Mr. Bonar report had reached town that Huf, to get from the unfortunate wretch fey attempted to make his escape bis very dying words, as to whe. the night preceding his execution, ther he had either motive or ac and that he had so far effected his complice, that a person was de purpose as to disencumber himself puted to ascend the platform after of his irons, and to have made way the cord was round the prisoner's through two very strong doors; neck, and to ask him the following but was detected at the outside gate questions :
and conveyed back to his cell and Q. Now that you have not many re-ironed. About half past nine moments to live, is all that you have o'clock the procession approached stated, namely, that you had no the place of execution. Kendall motive that you can tell of, nor had appeared deeply impressed with a
sense of the awful sentence he was
SEPTEMBER. about to undergo, but uniformly persisted in his innocence, and said Paris, Sept. 1.-The military that he fell a victim in consequence events which follow each other with of unfortunately being in company rapidity not allowing a detailed rewith his fellow suiserer on the night lation, we are authorised, whilst ex. the robbery was committed. He pecting them, to publish the fol. declared at the gallows that he lowing letter, addressed by his exwas a murdered man; he appealed cellency the duke of Bassano, mi. to the populace in a speech of some nister for foreign affairs, to his serene length, in which he endeavoured to highness the prince arch-chancellor convince them of his perfect inno. of the empire: cence. While's general deportment Monseigneur, I had the ho. was such as convinced the sur. nour to write your excellency yesrounding multitude that he died terday, the 26th, and to announce without the fear of death : hardi. to your serene highness, that the hood never forsook him; and he Russian, Prussian, and Austrian more than once expressed his disa armies had marched to attack approbation of the chaplain not Dresden, under the eyes of their performing his duty. He declared sovereigns, and that they had been that Kendall was innocent. They repulsed at all points. You will were launched into eternity amidst easily comprehend that the emperor the greatest crowd of spectătors is occupied in such a manner, that that ever was seen on any occasion it is impossible, at this moment, to in that part. Huffey White was give a detailed account of all the one of the greatest depredators on events which have taken place.the town for many years past. He Hostilities commenced on the 17h. was attached to gangs of roblers, · His majesty entered Bohemia on consisting of housebreakers, (among the 19th, occupying the principal whom he was an expert workman, debouches at Rambourg and Gahaving first embarked in this system bel, and having marched his troops of robbery,) pickpockets, mail rob- within twelve leagues of Prague. bers, &c. He was a man whose On the 21st he was in Silesia, beatface did not by any means betraying the Russian and Prussian armies his profession, and was remarkable of generals Sacken, Langeron, York, for his silence and easy manner. and Blucher, and forcing the fine He was considered a very tempe. positions of the Bober. Whilst the rate man, and is said never to have enemy still believed his majesty in injured the person of any one in his the depths of Silesia, he left a depredatory career, but on the con. powerful army there, under the ortrary refused to be concerned with ders of the duke of Tarentum, made any accomplices who induiged in his guards march ten leagues a day, assaults. White is said to have disc and arrived at Dresden, for some regarded the scaffold, and it seems day's threatened by an imminent he listened but little to the exhor- attack. His majesty entered the tations of the clergyman, who, on town at nine in the morning, and asking him if he could administer immediately made his dispositions. any sort of comfort to him, was At three in the afternoon, the R11s. answered, "Only by getting some sian, Prussian, and Austrian army, other man to be hanged for him.” commanded by generals Wittgen
stein, Kleest, and Schwartzenberg, retreat, it will necessarily suffer deployed 150,000 men, marching considerable losses; if it remains, against the town. All the attacks there will be very destructive events were repulsed by the old and young to-morrow.-Since the affairs at guard alonc, who covered ihem- Ulm, the French army never exselves with glory. The enemy left perienced worse weather, and more 4000 killed at the foot of our re- abundant rain. The emperor has doubts. We have taken 2000 men, been exposed to it all day. He is a' flag, and several pieces of cannon. this moment entering. The nume-This morning at four o'clock rous columns of prisoners, pieces the emperor was upon the ground; of cannon, and flags, which have the rain fell in torrents; marshals been taken, are traversing the town. the duke of Ragusa and Belluno The inhabitants evince the most passed the bridge with their corps. lively joy at the sight of these troAt eight o'clock our att:ck com- phies. The duke of Reggio was menced by a brisk cannonade. The to be on the 25d or 2+th ili Berlin. enemy's extreme left was com. The duke of Tarentumdrove the remanded by the Austrian generals mains of the army from Silesia upon Ignace, Giuley, and Klennu, and Breslau.-It is not a bulletin which separated from the remainder of I address to your serene highness; the army by the valley of Plauen. but I thought it my duty to give The emperor ordered it to be at- you this important intelligence, his tacked by marshal the duke of Bel- majesty not having time to write : luno, and by general Latour Mau. he is very well. One circumstance bourg's cavalry, under the orders of will excite universal indignation ; the king of Naples. We reckon the ex-general Moreau is with the among the trophies of this day enemy's army, in the suite of the 15,000 men, among whom are field- emperor of Russia, as a privy-counmarshal-lieutenant Metzko, two ge- sellor. He has there thrown off the nerals of brigade, many superior mask which for some years has not officers, 20 pieces of cannon, and concealed him from intelligent per10 flags.--During this time, general sons. I cannot yet, monseigneur, Vandamme, who had debouched send your serene highness the docuby Koiregolun, seized upon the ments relative to the Austrian deheights of Pirna, marched on both claration of war. In the midst of sides the Peterswalde road, and ren- those events which succeed each dered himself master of the de- other, I have not found a moment bouches from Bohemia, beating to place them before the emperor. 15,000 men who presented them. I am, with respect, monseigneur, selves before him, and taking your serene highness's very humble number of prisoners. At this mo- and very obedient servant, ment all the roads of Peterswalde
" The duke of BassanO," and Freyberg are intersected; the Dresden, Aug. 27, six P. M. Russians and Prussians came by the Toad of Peterswalde, and ihe Au. strians by that of Freyberg. If the 4. At the commencement of the enemy's army, which is numerous, present campaign, Bonaparte told as it is composed of the Russian the people of France, that in a few and Prussian corps, and of all months le would have peace. the Austrian aimy, determines to When the armistice took place, he
publicly exulted in the approaching for the extraordinary concurrence realization of his boast, which was of events which have given to the repeated with increased confidence. last twelve years a dreadful celeBut let us ask, what have been the buity, you would not have been asresults of his pretended decisive sembled on the soil of Germany; victories of Lutzen and Bautzen, but your sovereigns hare felt that and of the armistice itself? They Europe is a great family, and that have led, not to a peace advantage. none of the states of which it is ous and honourable to his power coinposed can remain indifferent to and his name, but to hostilities on the evils imposed upon any one of a larger scale; a scale that em- its inembers by a conquering power. braces all Europe. They have ac- They are also convinced that, when quired him no fresh supporter, but such a power threatens to attack have added to the list of his enemies and subjugate every other, there a power bound to him closely by ought to exist only one will among the ties of blood, and yet compelled, those niitions which are determined by his unrelenting ambition, to rend to escape from shame and slavery, them asunder ; a power curtailed From that moment you were called indeed in territory, and weakened from the banks of the Wolga and in population, by the disasters of the Don, from the sliores of Briformer wars, but entering into the tain, and the mountains of the present with renovated means, and north, to unite with the German a spirit that adds to their efficiency. warriors who defend the cause of
The denouncement of the arınic Europe. This then is the moment stice was officially notified by a let- when rivalry, national prejudices, ter from general in chief Barclay and antipathies, ought to disappear de Tolly to the prince of Neufcha. before the grand object of the intel; and that hostilities would com dependence of nations. The emmence on the 5th (17th) of August, peror Napoleon cannot live in peace on the part of the Russian, Prussian, with Europe, unless Europe be his and Swedish armies.
slave. His presumption carried The crown prince of Sweden, 400,000 brave men 700 miles from having received formal intimation their country: misfortunes, against of the denunciation of the armistice, which he did not deign to provide, and of the attendant Austrian de- fell upon their heads, and 300,000 claration of war against France, Frenchmen perished on the territory put his army in full motion, and of a great empire, the sovereign of concentrated not less than 90,000 which had made every effort to men between Berlin and Spandau. preserve peace with France. It was He had previously addressed to the to be expected that this terrible discombined army under his orders aster, the effect of divine vengeance, the following proclamation: would have inclined the emperor of
“ Soldiers,-called by the confi- France to a less murderous system; dence of my king, and of the so. and that, instructed at last by the vereigns his allies, to lead you in example of the North and of Spain, the career which is about to open, he would have renounced the idea I rely for the success of our arms of subjugating the continent, and on the divine proiection, the justice have consented to let the world be of our cause, and on your valour at peace. But this hope has been and perseverance. Had it not been disappointed; and that peace which
all governments had desired, and and measures; in short, nothing which every government proposed, could bring the minds of the French has been rejected by the emperor government to moderation and reaNapoleon.Soldiers ! It is to arms
sun. On that day on which Au. then we must have recourse, to con. stria loudly declared herself for the quer repose and independence.' cause of justice and order, she The same sentiment which guided likewise took on herself to combat the French in 1792, and which for the greatest of all blessings. prompted them to assemble and to We do not singly undertake this combat the armies which entered combat. We stand in the same their territory, ought to animate ranks with all that Europe has to yourvalour against those who, after oppose of greatness and activity having invaded the land which against the powerful opponent of gave you birth, still hold in chains her peace and liberty. Austria, your brethren, your wives, and your Russia, Prussia, Sweden, England, children.-Soldiers ! what a noble Spain, all join their united endeaprospect is presented to you! the vours for the same end, for a wellliberty of Europe, the re-establish. founded and durable peace, a rea. ment of its equilibrium, the end of sonable distribution of strength that convulsive state which has had among the different states, and the twenty years' duration; finally, the independence of every single power, peace of the world will be the re. It is not against France, but against sult of your efforts. Render your- the domineering power of Franceout selves worthy, by your union, your of her own borders, that this great discipline, and your courage, of the alliance has raised itself.-- What high destiny which awaits you." may be performed, by the resolu.
(Signed) “ CHARLES JEAN. tion and constar.cy of nations, has “ From my head-quarters at Ora. been proved to us by Spain and
nienburg, Aug. 15, 1813." Russia ; what may be performed, The following order of the day by the united force of so many was issued by the prince of Schwart. powerful states, will be shown in zenburg on the 17th of August, the year 1813!—In such a holy setting forth the grounds on which war we must, more than ever, Austria had been induced to go to preserve those virtues by which our
armies have rendered themselves “ The great day is arrived ! conspicuous in so many former Brave warriors! our country relies wars.-Unconditional willingness to on you. Hitherto every time that sacrifice every thing for our moshe called upon you, you justified narch and native country-great her confidence. All the endeavours equanimity in good or unfavourof our emperor to restore the long- able times—dctermination and conwanted peace to Europe, and to fix stancy in the field of battle-mothe peace and welfare of the empire, deration and forbearance towards which is inseparable from the peace the weak these qualities must and welfare of our neighbours, on always be found in us. a solid basis, were in vain. Neither Brothers in arms! I have lived constant patience, nor pacific re. in your ranks all those years which presentations, nor the confidential I have devoted to my country's serreliance of the other belligerent vice. I know, I honour, in you, the powers on the emperor's councils brave men who conquered a glori.