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the vacant privilege of this aerial ex. the day, left out a part of a verse therecursion ; but Lieutenant Paget, of the of, and immediately observed to the royal navy, was the gentleman who following effect :-" I have been acconcluded the treaty with Mr Sadler cused by some ill-natured neighbours for sailing in the air instead of on the of making some alteration in the serocean. At a quarter past two, Mr vice: I have done so now, and shall Sadler and Lieutenant Paget were do so again when I find it necessary." seated in the balloon, which had some That he also observed, on administerdifficulty in getting under weigh. At ing the sacrament to an old man who length it was the aeronautic captain's came to receive the same-" Does not opinion, that the vessel would not car- your conscience prick you? You are ry a lieutenant as well as himself; and rich, and suffer your son to come to Mr Paget reluctantly stepped out of the parish for relief ;" or words of the the car. At about twenty-one mi-like purport. The learned judge (Sir nutes after two o'clock, Mr Sadler ha- John Nicholl) in this case admitted ving his grappling-irons and ballast on the articles of the libel ; at the same board, the balloon rose, and immedi- time observed, that the reverend gentleately crossed the south side of Trini. man would do well to consider, under ty Great Court, and over King's Col. the advice of his counsel, whether he lege Chapel. The aeronaut waved his would act prudently and discreetly in hat, and was cheered with the accla- defending this suit. mations of the spectators, every heart On Saturday se'nnight, were come beating with anxiety for his safety. mitted to Devon High Gaol, Jane The balloon moved towards the south, Cox and Arthur Tucker, for the wil. steadily and beautifully rising gradual. ful murder of a child about fourteen ly, or with a slight impulse as Mr Sad. months old. The deceased was illegi. ler threw out ballast. It remained in timate, and was fathered on Mr Tuck-, sight about two minutes, when a cloud er, who paid weekly allowance towards enveloped it, and withdrew it from the its maintenance, and was kept by the view of the enraptured spectators, with mother of the girl who bore the child. as much quickness as the curtain falls The woman committed for the murder upon an interesting scene of a play. called the beginning of the week, and, At this moment the spectators gave in seeming fondness for the infant, took Mr Sadler a farewell cheer of encou- it away, as it were, for an airing, and ragement and satisfaction. It was his after some time brought it back to its intention to remain suspended in the grandmother in such a horrid state, air only for 48 minutes.

that it died in a few hours. On open4th.-COURT OF ARCHES, Doc- ing the body, there was arsenic enough TORS' COMMONS.--Newbury v. Good- found in the internal parts to have poi. win.-This case came before the court soned several persons. Upon examina." on the admission of the libel : it was tion, Jane Çox çonfessed she gave the a suit promoted by Mr Newbury child a pill of arsenic about the size of against the Rev. Mr Goodwin, curate a marble ; that the child vomited and of the parish church of Heathfield, in brought up some part of it, and was in the county of Sussex, for irregularity dreadful agonies, and when it seemat the communion-table, and for chi- ed a little free from its convulsions, ding, quarrelling, and brawling in the she carried it home; that she was church. It appeared that the Rev. prompted to it by Mr Tucker, a reMr Goodwin, on reading a chapter in spectable farmer in the neighbourhood the 1st Book of Kings, appointed for of Hatherleigh, who has eight child, ren, and was to receive a one-pound nothing about the 150 pupils follownote for the deed. The poison was ing the example of Mr Crowley : left in Mr Tucker's sheep-pen, from Yesterday morning, the Rev. Matwhence she had it. She has since la. thew Crowley, Professor of the Sacred mented implicating Mr T., saying she Scriptures, at the College of Maynooth, did not mind herself, but was sorry read his recantation at Christ Church she had injured him.

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Cathedral, and afterwards attended diOn Monday last, Mr Samuel Foote, vine service there, and received the solicitor, at Salisbury, went with some holy communion. gentlemen, assignees under a commis. The latest reports of the commission of bankruptcy, under which Mr sioners for the improvement of the viFoote also was employed, to take the cinity of Westminster-hall, and the two inventory of the bankrupt, a druggist houses of parliament, is dated the 6th of that city, and in moving some of the of April, 1811. It states, that they bottles, and putting them down from had advertised proposals for building the shelves to ascertain their contents, on the ground between Great Georgehe with his right hand took the stop- street, and the north transept of Westper from one in particular, of a large minster-abbey ; but no adequate tensize, which he held in his left hand, der was made to them. They were inwhen the bottle immediately exploded formed that there was no probability of with a tremendous shock, shattering letting the ground at an adequate value, and carrying away the left arm, which unless the ruinous and offensive build held the bottle, a little below the el. ing behind should be removed. They bow, and also destroying the thumb of therefore propose, that these buildings the right hand. The cause of this cashould be purchased, and pulled down, lamitous accident has not been explain which would cost 11,0001. and a Mews ed.

erected in their stead, fronted with a 6th. DUBLIN.-A few days since, row of decent shops, which would rethe Society for discountenancing Vice, move the difficulties in the way of which chiefly consists of clergymen of erecting elegant houses on the ground the established religion, were met to. now vacant. This purchase has been gether, when the Professorof the Scrip. authorized by the Treasury. ', something tures, (the Rev. Matthew Crowley) . For several day's past, a lad, nine from the Roman Catholic College of years old, belonging to a respectable Maynooth, requested an interview with tradesman in the neighbourhood of them, which being obtained, he stated Paddington, has been missing. He that his object was to declare his in. was at school near that place, and not tentions of renouncing the errors of po- returning home at his usualhour, search pery, and to become a member of the and inquiry was made for him. No church of England; and that 150 of tidings were heard until last Tuesday his pupils were ready to follow his ex- morning, when he was found dead in ample. The society informed him, that one of the vaults of St George's Chathe business was inconsistent with the pel, Paddington. The body was standobjects of their institution ; but that, ing against the wall of the vault. His after the meeting should be closed, bag, with his school-books, was on his they would, as private individuals, com- shoulder ; there were several coffins in municate with him. A conference took the vault. It is conjectured that the place accordingly.

boy had been led there by curiosity, A Dublin paper, of the 8th, con- to see a funeral, and that, having been tains the following paragraph, but says inadvertently shut in, he died of fright. BANKNOTES.-Theamount ofnotes vices rendered to his grace. The preof the Bank of England in circulation sent demand, the learned serjeant ad. on the 6th of July, 1811, as laid before mitted, was novel in its nature, nay it parliament, was as follows :

might be said to be unprecedented ; Bank notes of 51. and upwards, £13,938,710 ye

yet still it could not be denied that the Bank post bills,

. 938,360

services rendered to the deceased were Bank notes under 51., ..... 7,396,770 most meritorious, and for which no re

compence, not in itself wholly unrea. Total, . . £22,323,840

sonable, and disproportioned to the · The amount in circulation on the

ability of the person on whom they 13th of July, a week after, was as

were conferred, could be supposed to follows:

be excessive. In the year 1803, the

family apothecary of the noble duke Bank notes of 51. and upwards, £15,969,300 being superannuated, the plaintiff was Bank post bills,

.. 1,007,390 Bank notes under 51., ... 7,588,700

called in to attend on his grace during

a severe and pretty tedious illness with • Total, . . £23,565,390

which he was assailed. During some

part of this time the plaintiff was obli. Sunday morning, a great concourse ged to sleep in the house, and during of people assembled in Whitechapel, the whole of that period was, on the near the church, to witness the deci. suggestion of the noble duke himself, sion of a curious bet. A young gen- allowed, besides his other charges, an tleman, apparently not more than 20 additional sum of two guineas per years of age, slender and slight, but night. From this time the plaintiff well proportioned, had undertaken to continued to be in constant attendance go 50 miles on foot against a pair of on his grace, visiting him constantly, horses in a gentleman's carriage. The sometimes three or four times a day, condition of the wager was, that the and, during almost the whole of the horses should stop to bait once only period, sleeping at his house all night, on the road. The start took place at subject to be called out of bed at all eight o'clock, and the pedestrian reach- times when his grace's state of health, ed Whitechapel Church soon after four or even his conveniency, might seem in the afternoon, on his return, having to render that necessary. No allowbeen to the 25th mile-stone, and back ance, however, had been made to the within the interval. He was received plaintiff on this account, for the seven by the multitude with triumphant ac. years and a half preceding his grace's clamation. What became of his an- death, although, during the latter pe. tagonists and the carriage, was not riod of this time, as might be naturally known, as they had long been out of supposed, the duties which the plaintiff sight of the winner.

was called on to perform for his grace Wilth.COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. were far from being diminished. The -Puller y. Montgomery, Bart., and plaintiff, during this period, no doubt, Executors of the late Duke of Queens- had an allowance for medicine and at. berry. Mr Serjt. Vaughan stated this tendance on his grace's household, to be an action brought by the plaintiff, which was regularly paid him ; but who is a respectable surgeon and apo- this had no concern whatever with the thecary, residing in Piccadilly, against separate, and infinitely more burdenSir James Montgomery, Bart., and the some duty, which the plaintiff had to executors of the late Duke of Queens- perform to the noble duke himself, in berry, for professional labour and sere consequence of which the plaintiff had to relinquish a considerable share of were the children of Lord Yarmouth, his practice as a surgeon, and was fre. the residuary legatees of his grace, quently obliged, during his constant been of age at the moment, there was nightly attendance on his grace, to dis. little doubt his lordship or the jury appoint some of his best employers and would have heard nothing of the prefriends. The plaintiff had been re. sent action. Lord Yarmouth had peatedly advised, during the lifetime given a certificate under his hand, that of the noble duke, to give in his ac- he esteemed the demand now made by count; but a sense of delicacy, joined the plaintiff to be no more than the to declarations made by his grace plaintiff was entitled to from the late himself, in the presence of the plaintiff, Duke of Queensberry or his representathat he was to be paid, and that he tives. In his answer given into Chanknew he was entitled to be paid, if not cery, too, by Mr Douglas, one of the by the noble duke, at least by his exe- executors, to a bill filed in that court cutors, prevented him. The parti. by the present plaintiff, there were culars of the plaintiff's charge, now certain important admissions in the given in, consisted of 1700 nights, and plaintiff's favour. Mr Douglas there 2737 days, each day comprising from admitted a variety of conversations two to four visits, charged according with the duke, in which he (Mr D.) to their lengths, and amounting in the urged his grace to make a suitable pay. whole to 10,0001. This might seem ment to the plaintiff, which he unia large sum when the circumstances formly refused to do, stating that he of the case were not attended to ; but, (the plaintiff) might be paid by his when they were taken into considera- (the duke's) executors. tion ; when the privations and sacri. On the part of the plaintiff, the anfices to which the plaintiff had sub- swer by Mr Douglas, in Chancery, mitted were fully weighed; when it was given in evidence. was recollected that he had greatly Lord Yarmouth was examined, who circumscribed his business, that he thought the claim of the defendant no might be enabled to attend on his more than what he was entitled to, his grace, his time being fully occupied opinion being, that the plaintiff would previous to his being called in to at.' not have been overpaid, for his attendtend on the duke; when, in addition ance on the duke, by receiving 10001. to these circumstances, all of them per annum in quarterly payments, going to establish a peculiar claim which; he conceived, might be pretty on the noble duke, in favour of the equal to the present claim. His lordplaintiff, it was stated that his grace ship stated, that, on an occasion when had died possessed of property to the he was afflicted with an asthma, the amount of one million sterling, it was duke sent the plaintiff to him, from impossible to doubt that services of whom he received great relief. On the kind rendered to a person like the another occasion, when he was severeDuke of Queensberry, by a medical ly afflicted with the same complaint, man like the plaintiff, were not estima. he sent for the plaintiff, who did not ted at the full extent of their import. come to him as his lordship desired, ance, when valued at the sum put up and, on his afterwards finding fault on them by the plaintiff. This, he with this neglect, and intimating that was happy to inform his lordship and he must employ another, the plaintiff the jury, was not a case of absolute informed him that he was prevented contention between the parties. Had from calling on his lordship, having the real defendants in the cause, who been detained all night with the Duke

of Queensberry. In this way he was (Mr Serjt. Shepherd's) duty to submit satisfied the plaintiff had sustained con. to the jury, whether, as appeared to be siderable injury by his attendance on the case, the plaintiff, in his proceedings his grace."

.. with the duke, had acted on the idea of · Sir H. Halford and Dr Ainslie were being remunerated by a voluntary reboth examined, who concurred in think. compence, in the shape of a legacy; ing that, considering the sacrifice of or, on the other hand, if he acted business which the plaintiff must have throughout for a reasonable rate of made on the duke's account, the pre- hire ? If the jury should be of opinion sent charge was no more than reason that the former was the case, then . able.

could the plaintiff be entitled to reDr Home, who had attended the cover nothing under the present action. duke, stated a conversation which had The defendants, however, should be taken place in the plaintiff's presence, satisfied with whatever the jury chose where the duke expressed his opinion to decide. that no man would, or ought, to, at- Sir James Mansfield, but for the adtend another for nothing; intimating mission of Mr Douglas, in his answers to the plaintiff, at the same time, that in Chancery, and for the evidence of he was convinced he expected to be Dr Home, where he states the plainpaid for attending on him, and that tiff's having been present when the late he knew he had a right to be paid by duke said that he was convinced he exhis (the duke's) executors. Dr Home pected, and that he had a right to ex. also swore, that he should have con- pect, to be paid for his visits and for ceived the Duke of Queensberry as his trouble with the duke, should have indebted to the plaintiff for his attende esteemed the present action untenable ance.

in a court of justice. He was not Several other witnesses were exa- aware that an apothecary had any right mined on the part of the plaintiff. to claim for attendance ; far less that

Mr Serjeant Shepherd, for the de. he was entitled to sue for it. In the fendants, agreed that this was a case peculiar circumstances of the present which, in all probability, might never case, however, a claim seemed to have have come into court, had it not been been recognised, which, with pertinent that the actual defendants were under remarks on its nature and extent, he age, and that the executors of the left with the jury. noble duke did not feel themselves After retiring for a few minutes, entitled to renounce their right of ob- the jury returned with a verdict for jecting to the present unprecedented the plaintiff-Damages 75001. claim, without submitting it to the EDINBURGH.-Court of Session. consideration of a jury. That the — Sir Francis Burdett v. Scott.--Yesplaintiff in the present case had ren- terday came before Lord Meadowdered meritorious services to the late bank, as Ordinary, in the Outer-house, Duke of Queensberry, the present des a case, in which Sir Francis Burdett, fendants were far from disputing, but, Bart., is pursuer, and Mr Scott, a seras they had already evinced, would ra. jeant-at-law, and presently residing in ther be anxious to avow. They were Scotland, defender. called on, however, not to consult their Mr Jeffrey, as counsel for Sir Fran. own inclinations, but to consider what cis, stated this to be an action, brought was fit to be done on the part of the at the instance of his client against young persons with whose interests they the defender, for recovery of 50001., were intrusted. It was, therefore, his contained in a bond which he produced

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