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either find the 6s. or be flogged ; that cook, named Margaret, by pouring the witness had only 38., which she boiling water down her throat. . gave him, but it did not appease Mr Before the jury retired, the priHodge ; that Prosper was Aogged soner addressed them as follows : for upwards of an hour, receiving more “ Gentlemen, as bad as I have been than one hundred lashes, and threaten- represented, or as bad as you may ed by his master, that if he did not think me, I assure you, that I feel bring the remaining 3s. on the next support in my affliction from enterday, the flogging should be repeated; taining a proper sense of religion. As that the next day he was tied to a tree, all men are subject to wrong, I cannot and flogged for such a length of time, but say that that principle is likewise with the thong of the whip doubled, inherent in me. I acknowledge mythat his head fell back, and that he self guilty in regard to many of my could bawl no more. From thence he slaves ; but I call God to witness my was carried to the sick house, and innocence in respect of the murder of chained to two other negroes ; that he Prosper. I am sensible that the counremained in this confinement during try thirsts for my blood, and I am five days, at the end of which time his ready to sacrifice it." companions broke away, and thereby . The jury, after some deliberation, released him ; that he was unable to brought in a verdict of Guilty. There abscond ; that he went to the negro. were six other indictments on similar houses and shut himself up ; that he charges against the prisoner. was found there dead, and in a state From the time of his condemnation of putrefaction, some days afterwards ; to that of his execution, this unhappy that crawlers were in his wounds, and man was attended at suitable hours in not a piece of black flesh was to be each day by a clergyman, whose pious seen on the hinder part of his body, labours brought him, we believe, to where he had been flogged.
sincere contrition, and when not buoy. Stephen M.Keogh, a white man, ed up by the vain hope of a respite, who had lived as manager on Mr which he indulged to the last, to a Hodge's estate, deposed that he saw christian resignation to his fate. On the deceased (Prosper) after he had the evening preceding his execution, been so severely flogged; that he could he took leave of his three young put his finger in his side; he saw him children, which so overpowered him, some days before his death in a cruel as to make it a matter of doubt if he state ; he could not go near him for would ever be restored to tranquillity. the blue dies. Mr Hodge had told the In the morning, however, he was witness, whilst he was in his employ, calm, and acquired still greater fortithat if the work of the estate was not tude by receiving the sacrament. He done, he was satisfied if he heard the walked with firmness to the place of whip.
execution, addressed several persons This was the evidence against the by name in the surrounding crowd, prisoner. His counsel, in their attempt forgave his enemies, and was launched to impeach the veracity of the witness. into eternity. Thousands of persons es, called evidence as to his general witnessed the awful spectacle, some of character, which disclosed instances of whom rather indecently expressed ex: still greater barbarity on the part of ultation, . Mr Hodge. Among other examples, Mr Hodge entered the world with the witness Pareen Georges swore that good prospects and advantages. He he had occasioned the death of his was a gentleman commoner of Oriel College, Oxford. He came out some the non-admittance of air and certain years ago to visit his property in Toro offensive things left therein, was suftolo, which is not among the most ci- ficient to create putridity. By this vilized of our colonies. He felt the treatment she became so emaciated as superiority of his attainments over to be unable to move out of her bed, those with whom he associated, and during which time he still continued indulged himself in satirical verses and his ill treatment, and she was actually lampoons at their expence. Those starved to death. The surgeon stated, whom his satires did not reach, he that on examining the corpse, it was averted from him by his habitual and literally nothing but skin, bone, and fatal indulgence in most ungovernable muscle, every vestige of flesh having paroxysms of anger and passion. Thus disappeared. The chief witnesses ahe lived in a community where he gainst the prisoner were people of the scarcely bad a friend or associate. He name of Byfield, who were the de' was a man of great accomplishments ceased's children by a former husband. and of elegant manners, and at the The prisoner, in his defence, stated, time of his death, was, we believe, that his wife had a disgusting disorder about 50 years of age. He had been in her bowels, which prevented him thricę married. Happily, neither of from associating with her, and that she his wives lived to see his last disgrace. had a voracious appetite, which could By his second lady he has left a daugh- never be satisfied. The jury found ter, about 15 years of age, now in him guilty, and the judge immediately England; by his last, three children, passed upon him the awful sentence of of whom the eldest is about eight, and the law, and ordered him for execution the youngest four years old.
on Friday next, and his body to be de31st.-SALISBURY.--HORRIBLE livered to a surgeon to be dissected. CASE.--Samuel Tucker was indicted The prisoner appeared totally void of for the wilful murder of Ann Tucker, agitation during the whole trial, which his wife, at Bradford, in the county of lasted seven hours. Wilts. This was a case of the most atrocious kind. It appeared in evi, dence, that the prisoner (who was ori AGRICULTURAL REPORT.--The ginally a weaver, and has since practi. wheat barvest has very generally comsed medicine, and called himself Doc. menced, and, in parts of the home disa tor Tucker,) many months since con- trict, much corn has been already cartceived the design of murdering his wife, ed; the quality is very superior on the on account of their disparity of ages, strong soils ; on the tender lands, in * she being about 25. years older than many parts, the ear is light from blights himself. That in order to effect her and mildews. The pease, which are death, he kept her continually confi. pretty generally housed, have suffered ned in his house, without allowing any much in most counties by the louse one to see her, from the 1st of last those very early sown escaped this inJanuary till the day when she died, on jury. The beans are much cleared of the 8th of March last, allowing her the collier, and are likely to be a good only a small quantity of half-boiled crop. A more abundant growth of oats, potatoes and barley bread, and a little perhaps, was never known throughout water. That he frequently left his England, than that of the present year. house for two days together, during Potatoes turn up productively in most which she was locked up and without parts.' The hop plantations are so food; and that her room, by reason of much improved, that the speculators
in the Borough now bet on the year's' Brandenburgs of Austrian green; a, duty reaching 160,0001. The heavy half pelisse of fine transparent muslin, rains have proved unfavourable to the with bishop's sleeves fancifully tied fallowed lands, which do not carry that with green ribband. A hymen hat of husband-like appearance which is ex purple brocaded ribband and lace, orpected at this season of the year. But namented with a green military plume; few turnip growers have succeeded in a Chinese parasol of purple sarsnet, early plants, from the continued rava. shot with green. Gloves and shoes of ges of the fly; the latter sowings, York tan." however, have given a pretty general General Observations.--Muslin pe. plant. Hay has fallen since our last lisses, lined with pink, blue, or yellow report nearly 40s. per ton. The late sarsnet, are still very prevailing, as fairs in the midland counties have had are spencers of like colour ; lace scarfs a good supply of lean beasts, but the alone seem to have the preference, great abundance of feed has enabled either in black or white lace; mantlets the drovers to maintain the last month's are by no means considered as inelehigh prices. Store sheep are some- gant. Satin tippets, trimmed with what lower. Smithfield has been ra. lace, are very becoming to a light fither short of good beef for the last gure. White satin spencers, mantles, fortnight; so that prime Scots and De- and pelisses are in a high degree of es. vons, not exceeding four score stone, timation. Small caps formed of bro. have commanded (to sink the offal) full cade ribband, finished with a long ro. 76. per stone. Mutton, lamb, and veal, sette in front, edged with lace pearl, being plentiful, are lower in price. or in the long Mango shape, intersectWoolkeeps rising in demand, although ed with white gymp, with a cord and the combination of jobbers against the tassels suspended from one side ; and new wool fairs operates this time ad. caps in every fanciful intermixture of versely to the immediate interest of the satin or ribband, ornamented with os. grower.
trich feathers; they are made flat on FASHIONS.—Opéra Dress.- A the head, raised from the forehead, blue satin robe, worn over a slip of and in the long Grecian shape. white satin, let in at the bosom and Flowers were not at all worn at the sleeves (which are short,) with silver prince's fete; cords and tassels termi. Moravian net-work. A tunic of E. nated the draperies, and gave an air of gyptian brown sarsnet or crape, con- graceful negligence to the figure ; fea. fined on the shoulders with diamond thers were universal. Much of the studs, and trimmed round the bottom Spanish costume prevailed; the sleeves with silver net, separated in small di.. were worn very short, the bosoms very visions by spangled open work balls. low, the backs rather high, trains of A chaplet wreath of green foil, placed a moderate length. The tunic in twice round the hair, which is dispo. crape or lace, embroidered in silver, sed in long irregular ringlets. Ear. was displayed upon almost every fe. rings of silver open work, studded with male of rank and taste. All lace worn brilliants, resembling in form the bell on this magnificent occasion was of of a child's coral. Shoes of brown the manufacture of this country; a no. såtin, bound and sandalled with silver ble example, which we hope will be braiding. Long gloves of white kid. universally followed in all ranks of life.
Walking Dress.-A round robe of Honiton lace, as most resembling Brusjacconot muslin, with a boddice of vio- sels point, held the preference. let sarsnet, trimmed with rich silk The ornaments in jewellery were
either of diamonds, pearls, rubies, sap- her leave to go and see her mother, phires, or emeralds. The prevailing who lives at Quarry-hill, in Leeds. colours, pink, blue, yellow, and buff. On her return to her master's, she was
accompanied by Mary Ravenscroft, When they arrived at the bottom of
Quarry hill, the prisoner came to her, AUGUST.
and asked her if she was returning
home; witness said she was: prisoner 2d.-The COAT AND BADGE.- then put his arm round her waist ; wit. Yesterday the coat and badge were ness endeavoured to get from him, but rowed for, against tide, by six young could not, and she struck him a blow watermen, who had just completed the on the face ; he in return gave her a term of their apprenticeship. They blow on the side, saying, “ Knock for started about a quarter past six o'clock, knock, but I will see thee home yet." from opposite the Swan public-house He persisted in keeping his arm round at London Bridge, to go to the Swan her, and they walked towards her masa at Chelsea.--The contest, when the ter's, disputing all the way. After candidates were passing through the various attempts, which she stated, to middle arch of Westminster Bridge, get away from him, the prisoner at appeared evidently in favour of Thorn- last took the witness in his arms, carton, who, from being third boat below ried her into a stable, threw her upon Blackfriars, had taken the lead. Op- some straw,' and then proceeded to posite Lambeth Palace, J. Brummell, fasten the door of the stable. Witness the son of the celebrated waterman of said, she struggled and cried out as that name, appeared to be the only much as possible, but at last fainted one likely to contend for the prize with away, and the prisoner accomplished the former. Thornton won, but not his purpose. After an interval of without difficulty, to the surprise of about half an hour, a person came to many scientific judges, who did not the door with a light, when she res conceive it (at the outset) possible for newed her entreaties to be permitted him to win, with the old and crazy to go home ; but the prisoner said, wherry he had chosen. The success- with an oath, “ They have found us ful champion belongs to Hungerford out, but they shall not find thee, for stairs. The afternoon was fine, and I will kill thee in this place.". The agreeably cool. The match was de- light had now approached nearer the cided about half past seven o'clock. door ; the prisoner opened it, and as The river was covered with four and he pushed her out of the stable, he six-oared cutters, pleasure boats, fun- struck her on the face, and said, “Go nies, and wherries; and the banks to hell."-Witness went home, and were lined with spectators.
told her master in the morning what 3d.--YORK Assizes.---William had happened, but did not state her Hodgson, aged 19, was charged with ill treatment to the extent. Her misa criminal assault on Harriet Halliday, tress was unwell, and did not get up of Leeds.-Harriet Halliday, a pretty until noon. Witness did not tell her girl, about 16 years of age, stated, mistress until night, when she told her that in the month of April she lived the whole of what had happened. Mr as servant in the family of Mr Cum. Taylor, a surgeon, and Susan Bucks. ming, glass and china-man, in Leeds. bury, his servant, said, that on hearing On Good Friday last, about seven o'. shrieksfrom a stable at the back of their clock in the evening, her mistress gave house, Mr Taylor said to her, he would
see her righted. On the part of the short time to receive the remains of that prisoner two witnesses were called to much-lamented nobleman. About half impeaeh the testimony of the prosecu- past six, the body was brought out of the trix.-J. Field, a sawyer, at Leeds, great saloon, carried by six men. The said, he was with the prisoner when he cavalcade then moved in solemn pro. first accosted the young woman. Pri. cession through the eastern gate for soner and she walked arm in arm, and the family vault at Derby. At Ken. sometimes with one arm round her tish Town the Prince Regent's carwaist ; she made no resistance that the riage quitted the procession; it.then witness saw. Prisoner told her he was proceeded to Highgate, where, agreegoing to the stable ; she replied, she ably to custom, the hearse was undresscould not stop long, as her mistress ex. ed. The cavalcade then again went pected her home at nine o'clock ; pri. on, until it arrived at Woburn, where soner and she crossed over Briggate; it a halt took place for the night. was then very dark; she walked away, The coffin was very beautiful; it but witness won't say whether she was was, if possible, more richly decorated carried or not afterwards. Witness than the late Duchess of Devonshire's. followed ; never heard her make any It was covered with Genoa crimson resistance or noise ; if there had been velvet, fully ornamented with ducal any, he could have heard it. The ju- coronets, stars, and exquisitely chased ry, after retiring an hour and a quar- handles. The stars were of silver, and ter, returned a verdict of guilty against the coronets, nails, &c., were silver the prisoner. When the verdict was gilt. On a plate of copper gilt was recorded, the foreman of the jury re- engraven the following inscription, viz. commended the prisoner to mercy.
The Most Noble His lørdship asked upon what ground? WILLIAM CAVENDISH, but the foreman was not prepared to Fifth Duke of Devonshire. state any
Born December 24th, 1748, The conviction of Hodgson has
Died July 29th, 1811, given rise to much discussion in the A very affecting scene was beheld county, and particularly at Leeds. at the instant of the removal of the After sentence had been passed on the corpse. The Duchess fainted away. culprit, petitions for the mitigation of The daughters of the deceased, viz. the sentence from hanging to transpor. Viscountess Morpeth and Lady Levetation, were presented to the judge, son Gower, went into strong hysterics. by the prosecutrix, her master, and The present duke, who had borne prethe witnesses who had given evidence viously the severe trial with great firmfor the prosecution.
ness, became quite unmanned; he was 6th. FUNERAL OF THE LATE not without difficulty prevailed upon DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE.—Yesterday to quit the coffin, and allow it to be morning, soon after fiveo'clock, Messrs placed in the hearse. Wilson, the undertakers, and the at.POLICE. MOCK PARSON.-On tendants, assembled in the court-yard Monday morning application was made of Burlington-house, in Piccadily, at the Bow-street Office by a clergyman wherein they made the necessary ar- belonging to a man of war, for a warrangements for the funeral procession. rant against a person calling himself At six o'clock the whole proceeded in the Reverend John Shepherd, for deat the western gate of Devonshire house, frauding him of 301. under the followand at the bottom of the great flight ing circumstances: A short time since of stone steps the hearse waited for a the applicant had leave of absence from
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