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On the gentleman returning home, he a strong gale from S.W., accompanied told his wife the near escape he had of with rain, the small ferry-boat, with losing his watch. She seemed asto- the four boat-men, nine or ten pasnished at the narrative, and said he sengers, and a poney, set out from this had not his watch out with him, as it place for the Fortrose side. They had was then hanging at the head of his only proceeded about third ferry (five bed. The gentleman was surprised or six hundred yards,) when they were at her account ; and on taking out the observed from both shores suddenly to watch from his. fob, he discovered it go down. In this dreadful situation a was not his own, but very like his ; so number of the unfortuuate sufferers that there is no doubt the gentleman were for a considerable time seen from who was actually robbed did not dis- the ramparts clinging to the wreck, cover it. The gentleman has adver. which drifted in the direction of the tised for the owner, but he is not yet garrison. Within twenty minutes or found.,
so after the accident, the poney had At a recent pay-day on board one made his way as far as the breakers, of the line of-battle ships, in Cawsand with a man grasping the crupper in Bay, a boat-load of geese came along- his left hand, and exerting the right side from Plymouth Dock. The tars, and his feet in swimming. Both were who were up to the business, were now at times completely buried in very eager to bring in the birds; but broken water, and the poney having at this excited no suspicion in the mas- last found bottom with his fore feet, ter-at-arms and ship's corporal, who seemed incapable of farther exertion, were on the alert to prevent the intro- while the man, by the violence of the duction of strong liquors; the former, surge, was forced from his hold, and however, perceiving 15s. paid for a being quite exhausted and encumbered goose, and thinking this a most enor with great coat, boots, &c. would have mous price at Plymouth, where geese inevitably perished, had not Mr Ferare cheap, proceeded to examine the guson, paymaster of the 78th regiment, cargo, and found a quantity of brandy rushed in to his assistance, and rescued in the body of every goose. The him from his perilous situation. He smugglers being women, were not de. is a Mr Henderson, from Caithness. tained ; but the stuff was started, By this time the wreck had drifted (thrown overboard) to the no small within 40 yards or so of the west point disappointment of those concerned. of the fort, with seven or eight people
Some few nights since, one of Mr on the keel, oars, &c.; some of them Crayling's children, in the Cliff, Lewes, called out most piteously to those atwas twice attacked in its bed by a rat, tempting to assist them from the shore, the marks of whose ferocity the child but at last getting into a violent eddy, Btill exhibits on one of its arms. six or seven of them were successively
On the 14th inst. Thomas Porch, washed from their hold, and sunk to a labourer, aged 51, with two children rise no more. A man and a woman under 14 years of age, was discharged still kept by the mast, which was from Ilchester gaol, where he had floating alongside the wreck; and, been confined, since the 6th of July in this affecting situation, the man last, for a debt of forty-five shillings setting up most heart-rending shrieks, and five pence, and the costs six they drifted down the frith, till nearly pounds.
past the garrison, when William Skil19th.- FORT George.- Between Iing, a private in the 78th, swam out one and two p. m. of the 15th, during with the end of a rope to make fast to the wreck, but which was unfortu. lost in Ireland, by his bill negociations nately too short. Encouraged, how. with Meyer, which were as much for ever, by his commanding officer, Lieu. the accommodation of one party as the tenant-Colonel M.Leod, who was on the other. He denied that his son had beach using every exertion which hu. written the letter signed “ Thomas manity couldsuggest, Skilling proceed- O'Brien ;" he had never trusted him ed to the wreck, where he endea- with his affairs. He said that Barnes voured to push the mast with those would have sworn any thing as to that attached to it before him to the shore, hand-writing, which he desired of their but which noble attempt was frus- lordships to compare with his son's trated by the mast's being fast to the hand, and they would find there was wreck by a rope which he could not not the slightest resemblance between disengage. In the mean time, how- the two. He accused the Marquis of ever, a ship's boat from the pier, Headfort of offering 4001. to two bullwhich, to the imminent danger of the dogs to swear him guilty of felony at crew, had been got round the point, the Old Bailey; and related a story soon came up and succeeded in bringing of a conversation which had passed on the man and the woman ashore. The that subject between his lordship and man's name is John Angus, a sailor, a friend at the Union Club-house. and a native of Thurso. The woman The Attorney-General and MrGar. was taken up lifeless.
r ow urged the infliction of an infamous 20th._Court OF KING's BENCH. punishment. ' The defendant had said -The King v. Davenport Sedley.- that Meyer had received a scar in the This defendant was now brought up cheek from a brick which had been for judgment. He, together with John thrown at him in the pillory; and the Sedley, Edward Meyer, and John Ga- public justice of the country would briel Gustavus Kieruft, had been in. not feel that the court were going too dicted for a conspiracy to defraud the far in submitting the person of the deMarquis of Headfort ; the present de- fendant to the same public exposure, fendant was found guilty, John Sedley that every body may in future guard and Edward Meyer had not appeared, against the arts of so profound a vil. and J. G. G. Kieruft was acquitted. lain. The defendant had stated him. The reader will. find the prominent self to have been acquitted of felony features of this complicated fraud at at the Old Bailey by the direction of p. 74, &c.
Lord Ellenborough; but he would Lord Ellenborough read his notes recollect that a very little more indeed of the evidence at the trial in full, and would have altered the nature of that the defendant now put in only one verdict. affidavit, stating, that the letter signed Mr Curwood was on the same side. “ Thomas O'Brien” was not written Lord Ellenborough. Let the deby the defendant's son, John Sedley, fendant be committed to the custody as was proved at the trial by George of the Marshal of the Marshalsea, and Barnes, and imputing to that witness brought up for judgment on Monday convictions of fraud. The defendant next. then addressed the court in mitigation MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.--The of punishment, with very violent ges. Welsh Calvinistic Association was held ture, and a strong Irish accent. He at Pontypool, · Monmouthshire, on began by recriminating upon his pro- Wednesday and Thursday, the 23d secutor, who, he said, meant to benefit and 24th ult. Many people were prehis own credit, which was completely sent, and several ministers were enga
ged; but the friends who were there the Cornish side of the river Tamar. from Bristol experienced an awful visi. Although small quantities of this pretation of Providence on their return cious metal have frequently been got home. Having arrived at Newport, in cross veins, in the mines of Cornwall, intending to go by the coach, they yet no regular silver lode has ever befound a vessel was to sail for Bristol fore been met with. This vein was the next day, and agreed to go alto- found, and traced from the surface; gether in it; they sailed about twelve and is now regularly worked as a silver o'clock on the Friday, but the captain mine. The operations are still very renot knowing the coast, the vessel was cent; and it is only within a very short lost, and all met a watery grave, near time that enough of the metal has been the Spit. There were nine passengers got to render it worthy of observation. on board, and three sailors, who all Not much of the precious metal has perished. The small boat, with one yet been found, nor is it to be expect. man dead in it, was found near St ed, the occurrence of that ore being so Bride's on Sunday night.
unusual in Cornwall : the ore yields 25th.-COURT OF King's BENCH. 60 per cent. of metal. -The King v. Davenport Sedley.-- A curious invention has been lately The defendant in this case was brought adopted on board some of our mer. up to receive the judgment of the court, chant ships, which seems excellently having been convicted of a conspiracy calculated to prevent their being board. along with Henry Meyer and John ed by the enemy's small privateers, or Sedley, the defendant D. Sedley's son, boats. It consists in fastening to the to defraud, and having, in consequence, ruff-trees and quarter-sails of vessels, a actually defrauded the Marquis of set of boxes, which contain springHeadfort of acceptances to the amount bayonets four feet in length, and which, of upwards of 30001. by representing in case of alarm, are immediately pushthe persons to whom the acceptances ed out in a horizontal position, therewere given as being in a great mer- by forming a line of bayonets one foot cantile business, and capable of making asunder, completely fore and aft, over loans or advances of money to a large which it is extremely difficult for the amount; whereas, in fact, they were boarders to pass. They seem to meet low and despicable characters, in no with such general approbation, that it mercantile employment, and incapable is very probable they will supersede of making pecuniary advances to any the use of boarding nettings. amount, being themselves needy and SWINDLERS.—The public are cau. insolvent persons.
tioned against a gang of swindlers, The sentence of the court, in the amounting to about twenty, the whole whole circumstances of the case, was, of whom were turned loose on the town that the defendant be imprisoned in his by the last Insolvent Act, and whose Majesty's jail of Newgate for two depredations have already been the ruin years, and that he do once, during that of several young tradesmen. They period, stand in and upon the pillory reside in respectable situations, in dif. for one hour, between the hours of ferent parts of the town, represent twelve and one in the day, in the Old themselves as merchants, and give reBailey, opposite to the door of New- ference to sham firms, in different parts gate.
of the city, instituted only for the purA very interesting discovery has re. pose of acceptances, and to give colour cently been made in Cornwall. A re- to their villainy. Their practice is to gular silver vein has been found just on give bills, and by reference to each
other, the tradesman is put off his ceased seems to have been enticed thiguard, and becomes the dupe of arti. ther by Wyatt's pretending that he tice. Within the last fortnight, above, knew a person who had some buttons 20 acts of fraud of this kind have been (a cant word for guineas) to dispose committed west of Temple-bar. A of. A few evenings after the poor man, calling himself a merchant at the young man's arrival there, Wyatt and East India Chambers, purchased some himself were seen walking together on small organs at a manufactory in St the fatal quay, from whence the latter Martin's-lane, amounting to 401., and appears to have been precipitated into gave a bill at two months, accepted by the water by the former, as two sailors a firm in Wormwood-street, Bishops.. in a merchant vessel lying near the gate-street ; but the next day the ma- spot gave evidence on the inquest, nufacturer was apprized that part of that they heard the deceased exclaim, his property had been pledged for a most probably as he was falling,“ Oh trifling sum; and from further enqui- Mr Wyatt ! oh Mr Wyatt !” in a ries he was quite satisfied about his tone of agony. It is supposed that new customer. A stable-keeper fur. Wyatt must have leapt into the water nished another of the squad with a at the same time, and kept the deceahorse, and this was harnessed in style sed under until life was extinguished, in to the discomfiture of a harness-maker order that he might be enabled to rob in Swallow-street; and the next thing him, without molestation, of a consiwas the purchase of a chaise in the derable sum, known to be in his pocksame street, which was paid by a two ets when he left the inn. On Wyatt's months bill. A tailor, in Long-acre ; return to the inn after committing the a jeweller, in Oxford-street ; an up- murder, another Jew who had accomholsterer, in John-street; tavern-keep- panied Valentine to Fowey, became ers in numbers, as well as other trades. very uneasy at his friend's absence, and men, have also been plundered by this intimating his anxiety, Wyatt exclaimgang. It is necessary to inform the ed unguardedly, " What, have you not trades-people, that although they have heard that he is drowned ?" This extaken bills, the parties are liable to ar- pression, evidently dictated by the sugrest under such circumstances before gestions of a guilty mind, naturally exsuch hills are due.
cited suspicion, and enquiries being set 29th.--MURDER.--A most atrocious on foot, it was soon discovered that and unprovoked murder was committed Wyatt had not only been seen on the at Fowey, in the evening of the 25th quay with the deceased, but also loi. instant, on the body of Israel Foulach tering about his stable at an untimely Valentine, a young man of the Jewish hour, on the night when the crime was persuasion, who was found drowned committed. On searching the premises near the quay, with his jaw-bone bro- on the 27th, the sum of 7601. in notes ken, head fractured, and pockets turned was found concealed in a dung-heap inside out. A jury being summoned near the stable door, which converted to investigate the circumstances'attend. suspicion of the prisoner's guilt into ing this event, which were rather mys- certainty. As a further corroboration terious, after sitting ten hours, brought of it, in the prisoner's waistcoat-pocket in a verdict, “ drowned by William were found the identical letter he had Wyatt, innkeeper of Fowey," who was written to Valentine inviting him down, accordingly committed to Bodmin jail. together with a Hebrew letter to the The prisoner was late a publican of deceased. The unfortunate Valentine's some repute in Fowey, and the de. body was conveyed to Plymouth on the Wednesday, and interred on the sonable appendage to this equestrian day following in the Jews' þurial ground habit. at that place.
Morning Dress.-A round robe of fine iron-grey cloth or velvet, with long
sleeves and demi high front, trimmed AGRICULTURAL REPORT.---The down the centre of the figure, at a heavy rains in the early part of last' measured distance, with chenille fur, month rather impeded the later wheat and clasped in the centre, from the bosowing on tenacious soils, but the mild som to the feet, with lozenge clasps of weather of the latter part of the month jet, the belt confined with the same. * has been highly propitious to the young Antique scolloped ruff of white crape; wheat plants, which have made a rapid cuffs to correspond. Hungarian man. growth for the season, and promise to tle, with double capes, trimmed with get a good cover before the winter. chenille fur, composed of the same ma. The last crop rises thin where it was terial as the robe, and ornamented with struck with the blight, and this is un- rich cord and tassels at the throat. A fortunately attended with an accumu- small eastern turban of grey and silver lated loss, in consequence of the diffi. tissue; short willow feathers (alterculty of starting thin corn from the nately grey and white) drooping on ear. Barley also rises lighter on some the left side. Ear-rings and necklace soils than was expected at the close of of jet; gloves of grey or white kid; slipthe harvest. The sample is sound, but pers of black queen silk, with jet clasps; coarse in quality. Oats are of good fan of black crape, frosted with silver. quality, and are an average crop. The mild season has been favourable for the young tares, rye, and all the soiling species, which are full curling crops, and cover the land well ; a considerable
DECEMBER. advantage for protecting the roots through the winter months. It has 20.--MANSION-HOUSE.—-CHILD. also been favourable to all the brassica STEALING.-Mary Russel, otherwise tribe, which are in the most promising Ruxton, was brought up for a third and productive state. Every kind of and final examination, on a charge cattle food is more abundant than for ' preferred against her, some days since, several years. The late rains have fill- of stealing a little boy, son of Mrs ed the low pastures with water, which Dillon, of St Martin's-lane, Cannonis likely to injure those flocks that have street. The prisoner was on Friday not been moved to the uplands. remanded till this day, merely to give
FASHIONS.—-Riding Dress.--Of her an opportunity of reflecting on her fine Georgian cloth; colour, a pale situation, and extricating herself from lead or olive tinge ; ornamented with farther prosecution, 'by disclosing to frogs a la militaire in front, and finish- the parents what she knew of the dised at the pocket-holes to correspond. posal of the child. She was now ask. Bee-hive hat of fine moss or cottage ed, whether she had complied with the straw ; white lące curtain veil, twisted condition ; but she again persisted occasionally round the rim of the hat; most solemnly in her innocence.. jean or kid half boots, the colour of The Lord Mayor then declared, the habit, trimmed with fur; gloves of that he had quite made up his mind as
straw-coloured kid or York tan. Pe- to the proceeding he was bound to - lerines of fur are a becoming and sea- take, and he must therefore be under