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Captain Gore coming from the op- stood to he Hounslow. This chaise posite directiou in a curricle, along broke down, but tley got another, with a Lieutenant Lister, or Leices- and proceeded straight to London. ter. They passed on without any They were set down at a place think having been said. But Cap- which she afterwards understood to tain Gore came to them soon after, be Leicester-square From this they and persuaded them to go to his walked to a house in Chandos-street, lodgings. They went and continue where they had refreshments and ed there till it was pretty late. He wine. She went to bed, and soon gave them three kinds of wine - after Captain Gore came to the Claret, Madeira, and Hock. She bed-room undressed. She asked drank of them all. In answer to a him if he intended to sleep there? question from the lord chief baron, He answered “yes,” upon which she said, that she had sometimes she said, he should not sleep there before drank wine. They then pro, but he said he would, and in posed to return home, and Captain fact did sleep with her. Next Gore said he would walk home with morning they went to a house in them. Thiey however went to walk South-street, Soho-square, where by the wall of Busly Park. Soon she saw a Miss Dunn, and there after she lieard a noise, as of one they continued for that night. Mr. walking behind. Captain Gore Lister, or Leicester, called next whistled, and called out Henry, morning, and they went to the and then Mr. Lister, or Leicester, house of a Mr. Dessin, or Vessey, came up. The latter took the arm an attorney, where they staid half of Miss Bear, or Vear, and walked an hour, and then drove to an ho. on with her before_leaving the tel in a backuey coach, where they witness anii Captain Gore behind, dined. Lodgings were then taken She soon after saw somebody with for her in Thanet-place, Temple a lantern coming up, upon which Bar, where she and Captain Gore Captain Gore proposed to her to lived under the names of Mr. and cross the road, that they might not Mrs. Graham, till they were discobe observed. From the voice of vered by the Bow-street officers, him who passed, who pronounced and she was carried to her father's. the name of “Strange," slie knew - The whole of this took place be. it was Mr. Vear. She then said to tween the first and 12th of JaCaptain Gore, that she was afraid mary to return home after being out so Cross examined by Mr. Serjeant late--upon which he proposed that
Best. she should go with him, and he She admitted that she had nod. would take her to a young lady who ded to Captain Gore from a winwould take care of her. She re- dow in Kingston, before he had fused at first, but he afterwards per- ever spoken to her. She often talksuaded her. They then walked on ed of Captain Gore among lier acfor some time-- when she asked quaintances, and was sometimes by whether the residence of the young them called in jest “ Mrs. Gore." lady was far off. He said not very Her motlier had been dead eight far off. They got a post-chaise, at years—her father had two years af. a place which she afterwards unders ter taken into the house a woman
of the same of Sarah Wood, who man in a state of fornication ; and,
find its way into the pockets of the
up the evidence, and observed, that Mary Brooks proved that lodg- an improper levity in the girl would, ings had been taken for Captain · no doubt, extremely diminish the Gore and Miss Strange, under the claim of the father to damages. names of Mr. and Mrs. Graham, But they would consider whether on a Sunday, at her house in the youth of the young woman was Tbanet-place. She was struck with not to be taken into account in adthe youth of the lady, and had a verting to the instance of levity statconversation with Captain Gore on ed by the counsel. In a woman of Monday morning, in the course of eighteen, who must have been aware which she remarked that the young of the construction which might have tady appeared to be scarcely six- been put on such behaviour, it would leen. Captain Gore replied, that be unpardonable. But with respect she was nineteen years of age that to a young girl, who was only from they had been married fourteen 14 to 15 vears of age, the case was months, and he had known her different. With regard to the coneighteen.
duct of the father, the learned jiidge Anthony, the officer, was called remarked, that whether he was marto prove that he had received the ried or not to the woman mentionteward promised by her father for ed, his daughter had been very litthe discovery.
tle in her society, as it appeared that Mr. Webster proved the hand she had been kept at schont for the writing of Captain Gore, but the greater part of the time that Mrs. letters were not read by the clerk, Strange, or Sarah Wood, which it being thought immaterial. ever she was, lived in her father's
Mr. Serjeant Best made an able house. In the course of the charge, speech in defence, or rather in mic the learned judge adverted to the tigation of damages. The two conduct of Jane Hicks, and Lieutenpoints upon which he chiefly insist- ant Lister, or Leicester, in terms of ed were, first-That the father him- the severest censure, and said, that self had set an example of vice to there was evidence of a conspiracy his daughter, in living with a wo. between thein and the defendant to VOL. LI.
ruin this ignorant young woman. that she had a friend in view who Upon the whole, he thought they would furnish the house for her. must find for the plaintiff, and that She afterwards brought Colonel they must give damages. The quan, Wardle to the plaintiff's house, tumi was for their consideration. who ordered the house to be fur
The jury retired for a few mi- visbed, and the goods were sent in. putes, and then found their verdict Mrs. C. being distressed for furnifor the plaintift--- Damages, Fifteen ture, had previously obtained of hundred pounds.
the plaintiff a few necessary articles to the value of 2001. upon hire,
Mrs. Clarke, he said, would be - JULY.
called as a witness, and also the
brother of the plaintiff, who could 1. The chancellor's prizes are both of them prove the plaintiff's this year adjudged to the following case. Besides ihese witnesses, there gentlemen :
was Major Dodd, who had been. The English Essay “On the love present at one of the conversations, of our Country," to Mr. C. P. Bur. and if he was called, he would ney, B. A. of Merton College. prove the plaintiff's case. If the.
The Latin verses “Corinthus," defendant did not call him, his abto Mr. Peter Meyer Latham, of sence would equally prove the case. Braserose College.
But would Mr. Wardle deny the The donation for English verse, credibility of Mrs. Clarke ? would " John the Baptist," to Mr. Charles he say that she was not a witness to Henry Johnson, of Brasepose Col- be believed upon her oath? In this lege.
case he would say, that though she Court of King's Bench.-Colonel could not get credit of-ber uphol
Wardle's Case.--Wright v.War. sterer, yet as her evidence would dle, Esq.
be confirmed by the brother of the 3. The attorney general opened plaintiff, and she was upon her oath, the case on the part of the plaintiff, she was deserving of credit before Mr. Francis Wright, an upholsterer, a jury. The attorney-general then who brought his action to recover stated, that Mr. Wright being de 19141. for the amount of suudry sirous to have part of his money, articles of furniture for fitting up Colonel Wardle called and offered the house of Mrs. Mary Ann Clarke, a bill for 5001. at 3 months, which in Westbourne place, Chelsea. He was received in payment by the stated the circumstances of the case plaintiff; but as the investigation of at full length, which were afterwards the charges against the Duke of detailed in evidence. The defen- York was then to be proceeded in, dant became liable to pay this debt Mr. W. would not give his own bill, in consequence of his personal pro- but got a Mr. Illingwortli, a winemise. . Mrs. Clarke was already in, merchant of Pall-Mall, to give a debted to the plaintiff about 500l, bill for that sum, which was or 6001, and applied to him to fur- afterwards paid. The attorney, nish her house, which he refused to general made some very severe do without being paid. She then and sarcastic observations upon the told him in the end of last autumn, frailty of human memory, which
might account perhaps for Mr. tion' his name. Mr. Wardle was Wardle's defeodiog this cause, for that friend in view, in consequence it was by no means to be wondered of some promises that he was holdat, be said, that a gentleman should ing out to me. I was to give him now forget a promise of this kind every inforinalion in my power, and made six months ago, when some to assist him in the Investigation. persons could not even remember In return for wbich he was to surupon a great public occasion, where uish the house. This was a part of they had been the very day before, the requilal to me for giving that
Mrs. Mary Ann Clarke was call. assistance. I informed Colonel ed. She appeared with her usual Wardle of Wright's requiring some gaiety. She was rather elegantly other person's credit. He asked dressed in write muslin, with a some one as a friend first for his white silk bat, white ribbons, and a advice, and then he told me he ap. veil. A spotted muslin cloak lined proved of it, I had no other means with pink silk, a white handkerchief then of paying. I was very much tied loosely round her neck, and distressed at that time. He knew primrose or brimstone coloured that, and knew of Wright's debt, French habit-gloves. She was ex- because he advised Mr. Wright to amined by Mr. Garrow. Her evi- bring an action against the person dence was to the following effect: whom he thought ought to pay. He . (Mr. Serjeant Best, for the de- promised to Mr. Wright, if he feodant, objected to her being ex. would bring such an action, that amined without being previously he would pay all the costs. He afreleased by the plaintiff; but Lord terwards accompanied me to Mr. Ellepborough thought that as she Wright's, and I took him there to did not come to charge herself, and say that he was the person who was the plaintiff by the statement of his to be responsible, Daniel Wright counsel, and by calling her as a wit- attended us that day in the shop. I ness, discharged her, it was not ne- introduced Colonel Wardle-1 do cessary.
not know I did that by name. What She stated that she first became I said was, this is the gentleman acquainted with Colonel Wardle in who is to furnish my house. He consequence of a letter from the went for that purpose. He was siExchequer Coffee-louse. I took lent. We walked in the ware-room, my house in Westbourne-place, Colonel Wardle remaining with the from Septeniber, but I did not en- things. Colouel W. knew the state ter till the 9th of November. I of iny house, and had seen the communicated to Mr. Wardle that things previously sent in on hire by I had taken it, and had several con- Mr. Wright. I bad gone op stairs versations about furnishing it before to Mr. Wright, who was ill a bed. I applied to Wright. I was iudebt. When I came, he said he thought ed to Mr. Wright 5001. or 600l. I the sideboard in the ware-rooms a did not propose to him to furuish very handsome one, and he ordered . my house on credit, because I knew it iustead of the one at my house. it would be in vain. I told him I He said nothing more-there was, bad a friend in view, who I believ. indeed, very little more for him to ed would furnish it. I did not men- say-and I gave orders for the
things. He had gone to Wright's was no occasion for it. I recollect afterwards a great many times in a a very large mirror coming in. He hackney-coach. He went another flew in a passion, and the mau that time, and the object of his going brought it almost dropped the mirwas to look out other things. I had ror. They talked apart about it, chosen a pattern of a carpet in West- and then Colonel Wardle ordered bourne-place, and a piece of car- it back. I thought myself it was peting was sent in. Mr. Wardle too much, as there was a large preferred one at Mr. Wright's. Ma chandelier in the middle of the jor Dodd was with him. - Major room. Mr. Wright called, and it Dodd had not been there before being wet, begged I would give it
with me, but I believe he called once house room for that day, and per· before with Colonel W. They wishi- baps he would thiuk better of it.
ed to have a scarlet and bronze pat. It was returned. Wright sent once tern. I objected to it, and thought a writing-desk which was very exit only fit for parlours. It was an pensive. Colonel Wardle said there expensive pattern. Major Dodd said were writing desks enough in the it was very Turkish ; he thought it house, and it was not wanted. I would suit me. For that very thing told the man to put it down to (being Turkish) I objected to it; me. but I said, as it was a good carpet, Mr. Garrow.--Did he afterwards I did not care much about it; and change his mind ?
. as they were going to pay for it ([ Mrs. Clarke.-Oh yes; he was mean Colonel Wardle), I would not ashamed of himself. object. Neither of them then ex- Mr. Garrow. After this business pressed any astonishment. Several going on for some time, did Mr. things were ordered that morning, in Wright express a wish for more the presence of Major Dodd. They money? were ordered by him and Mr. War- - Mrs. Clarke.--Yes; he commudle.
nicated it to me, and I communicatMr. Garrow.-I take it for grant- ed his wish to Colonel Wardse. I ed you did not very frequently ob- had not a guinea on earth to pay it ject to his increasing the order with. I told Colonel Wardle mo."
Mrs. Clarke.-Not in the least. ney was wanted, 5001. or 600l. was The things were sent in in January. mentioned. He said he had not In November, December, and Ja- the money immediately, he would nuary, as they could get the things consult a friend, and would let me finished. The things were sent in know immediately. The applicaon Mr. Wardle's account. He was tion for money was made to me, continually in every room in tlie Lord Ellenborough here thought house, without being asked into it, that Mrs. Clarke should have a relooking at the furniture from the lease, which was accordingly exekitchen to the garret. The maid. cuted and explained to her, and servants complained that they had then she was asked if she wished to not looking-glasses in their bed qualify any thiog she had said, but chambers. Sometimes he has sent she did not think that necessary. back expensive furniture that Wright Mr. Park said, the release should has sent in, when he thought there be to her husband, she being a mar