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the necessity, however painful, of com- door, and both walked off together miting her finally for trial. The se. with the child. Under these circumveral witnesses before examined had stances, she applied for a warrant to then their respective depositions read apprehend Cross. She acknowledged, to them, to which they swore ; and however, that she had no clue whatthe parties were bound over to prose- ever to trace her out. cute.
The Lord Mayor said, he could not John Mills, a soldier of the first foot grant a warrant until he knew that guards, said, that he actually saw the the person to be apprehended was reprisoner take the little child up in her sident within his jurisdiction. He told arms at the corner of St Martin's her, however, that she was warranted lane, Cannon-street. The prisoner to take her into custody, whenever she was committed ; and on hearing the could find her. decision of the magistrate, she fainted Another Charge. A respectable look.: away in the arms of the constables, ing woman, whose name we could not and was carried to an adjacent room in make out, appeared, in the utmost disa state of insensibility
'tress; and stated, that five weeks since, Another Charge. A woman, named a little boy, her son, about ten years Revet, of very respectable appearance, of age, had been taken away, and she residing in Draper's-buildings, Lon- had ever since been unable to get any don-wall, came forward in the great account of him. She did not, how. est agitation, and in tears, to make a ever, suspect the prisoner Ruxton to complaint similar to the last, in con- have any thing to do with the transsequence of her having-learned that a action; but begged the Lord Mayor woman was in custody for such an of. would advise her how to proceed. His fence. She said, that about three Lordship answered, that he could do weeks since, she was delivered of a fe, nothing for her until she could trace male infant, and had employed a wo: out the person who had taken away man to attend her as nurse, named her child. Cross, during her illness. At the end The crowd collected round the of a fortnight, some circumstances oc- Mansion-house was immense, and did curred which prevented her from keep- not disperse until they found that the ing this nurse any longer, and she dis- object of their curiosity was not to be charged her. The day following, she removed to the Compter until evening. (Cross) came to her, and told her that Baltic FLEET.--Of this fleet the a particular friend of hers was below most distressing accounts have been stairs, who much desired to be per- received. Previous intelligence on the mitted to see the child, and asked subject, as well as the knowledge of leave to take it down and shew it to the late heavy gales in the North Seas, her, which Mrs Revet permitted, but had, in some degree, prepared the gave her an earnest charge not to keep merchants and underwriters at Lloyd's the infant long in the cold. Cross for unfavourable accounts of the shipthen took the child away, but never ping ; but the tidings received have since returned with it, leaving the af. been yet more painful than expectation flicted mother in the utmost anguish, painted them. and never having since been able to
“ Wingo Sound, Nov. 23. learn any tidings of the child or the « The convoy sailed from Hano on the nurse. She added, that she was in- 9th. The Woodlark had returned to Matformed that Cross was seen standing wyk on the 16th, having left Rear-Adshat day, with another woman, at her miral Reynolds, with all the convoy at an
chor, four leagues east from Fermeren, on ham, one dismasted, and one without anthe 14th.”
.chorsor cables ; three have arrived at Ystadt
« November 25. without either anchor or cables; several “By accounts, dated the 19th, from Mat
more were steering for Carlscrona.” wyk, about 20 of the convoy, which sailed 6th. OLD BAILEY. CHILD from thence on the 9th, had returned there STEALING.-Mary Russel, alias Rux. without anchors or cables, having been ton, was indicted for stealing various obliged to cut in tremendous weather on
articles of child's wearing apparel, the the morning of the 16th, between Fermeren and Laaland. In the Belt, eight or
property of James Dillon. This is the ten vessels driven on shore were dismast
case which has excited so much public ed and totally lost; some, it is said, have interest, of the child lately stolen, and foundered. The St George was left riding which has never since been heard of. with three anchors down, and all her masts Mr Bolland, as counsel for the procut away. It is remarkable, that on the secution, detailed the circumstances of 16th Admiral Dixon sailed from hence the case, which were in evidence as with a light breeze at E. N. E.; and they follows:-Mary Cox, who lives next had this dreadful gale at the same time door to the parents of the child, in St in the Belt, from W. S. W. to W.
Martin's-lane, Thames-street, deposed,
“November 26. that on the Monday, the 18th of No. “ By the Bellette, which is just arrived vember, Mrs Dillon being unwell, had from the Belt, we learn, that the St gone to the doctor's, and left the two George, and 76 sail of the convoy, were children in her care. The girl was safe off the northward of Langeland. I about five years old, and the boy only am sorry to add, that 12 sail of the convoy
two. , She was sitting with the boy in were seen on shore, and in possession of
ve her lap, and about half past ten the foundered, having run foul of each other: lady came in, and bought two-penny several were dismasted; and the 'sea ma worth of apples, and afterwards a seking a fair breach over them, it is feared cond two-penny worth. Just as she they are gone down. The Diana, Mathe- went, a customer came in for six pounds son, is the oply name I have received of of potatoes, and another for three those that have foundercd.”
pounds. It took her about five mi“November 27. nutes to serve them, and then she miss« The St George's unfortunate convoyed the children ; she ran to the door had arrived at Matwyk on the 21st, (22 after them, but they were gone. In sail): their deplorable want of anchors about twenty minutes, the little girl, and cables will prevent them from pro- Rebecca, came back, with a plum bun ceeding to England this year; those which put into Carlsham are put under embargo.
in her hand, but she had never heard All the assistance that can be rendered to
of the boy since. She could not say those unfortunate ships will be given them the prisoner was the lady who bought by Captain Dashwood, of the Pyramus, the apples. The boy was dressed in and the ships and vessels with him at a white frock, black slip, and halfMatwyk. It has been blowing hard here, boots. which makes us very anxious to see the Several witnesses were brought to St George and ber convoy, although it prove the prisoner's identity : and on is very probable they may have different weather in the Belt; but we kpow many
the other hand, Mary Bryerly, with of the 76 that were collected after the
ho whom the prisoner lodged, in Trafal. gale, were in a very defective state, not- gar place, swore that she was not out withstanding all the aid they had received of the house till ten o'clock on 'Monfrom the line-of-battle ships. It is under day morning, the 18th of November ; stood that five or more have gone to Carls- that she had been indisposed for three
days before, and that she lay late in pears they were not aware of the rebed that morning. She ascertained turn of the family to the town, as they the day, because a Mr Osgood was ill, had the temerity to advance even to and a French priest came to visit him his lordship's bed-room, who, being for the first time on that day, and he surprised by the appearance of a light, had continued his visits ever since. exclaimed, “Who is there?” The light
P. de la Haye, the priest, proved was after a short pause extinguished, that his first visit was made on Mon- when her lady ship imagining it to be day, the 13th of November. ' the maid coming to light the fire, they
Ann Wright, her washer-woman, recomposed themselves to sleep. The proved that she carried the prisoner's consummate boldness, these men posclothes home on Monday, the 18th of sessed, impelled them to place chairs November, about one o'clock, 'and to impede the progress of their purfrom the dress and appearance of the suers in the outer-rooms; but being prisoner, she had not been out that satisfied that the family were not con morning.
scious of their intrusion, they retired In addition to this several witnesses to the ground floor, and ransacking were called, who gave the prisoner a every drawer, and investigating the good character, and stated her to be contents of every pocket-book and pathe wife of a surgeon in his Majesty's per, they selected the most valuable naval service.
effects, but left every thing that they The Recorder, in summing up, re- imagined might lead to detection, and quested the jury to divest their minds then quitted the house by the same of all ex parte statements. The only way they had entered. The loss susevidence, he observed, against the pri tained amounts to some thousands. soner, was the proof of identity, which Every means are taking for the diswas met by a proof of an alibi. Now, covery of these burglars. with respect to identity, the witnesses On the 27th October, Madame for the prosecution might be honestly Blanchard became the victim of her mistaken, but the defendant's could intrepidity at Rome. A violent wind not be mistaken ; but if they spoke which suddenly arose did not prevent untrue, must be wilfully perjured. He her from attempting the ascension, but therefore advised the jury to weigh notwithstanding all her presence of the evidence with great caution, and if mind, she was not able to command they doubted, to let mercy be added in the balloon, which the wind dashed favour of the prisoner.
a gainst the tiles of the houses, and The jury, after a short deliberation, threw it, after having carried it over found the prisoner Not Guilty. the Tiber, against a tree, where it
Early on Wednesday morning, the was caught. Assistance immediately residence of Viscount St Asaph, in ran to the aeronaut, and dragged her Berkeley-square, was broken open, from the gondale, (boat) but not be. and valuables to a considerable amount fore she was dead. The balloon im. stolen. The villains entered from the mediately arose, and was lost in the garden, having climbed (as is imagi- clouds. ned) Lord Essex's wall in Hill-street. The attention of the people of Ber. By forcing open the sash of a window lin has lately been very much occu. on the ground floor, they were enabled pied by a tragical adventure of M. to perforate with gimblets the win- Kleist, the celebrated Prussian poet, dow-shutter, which being thus weak- and Madame Vogel. The reports ened, gave way to their force. It ap- which were at first circulated wih re. gard to the cause of this unfortunate were represented as sublime acts. Some affair have been strongly contradicted have even gone so far as to express a by the family of the lady ; and it has wish to see M. Peguilhen punished, been particularly denied that love was for having, as a public functionary, in any respect the cause of it. Ma. preached up such principles. The dame Vogel, it is said, had suffered husband has also been blamed for ha. long under an incurable disorder ; her ving given éclat to a catastrophe over physicians had declared her death ine- which it would have been better to vitable ; she herself formed a resolu. draw the thickest veil. tion to put a period to her existence. 7th.-COURT OF KING's BENCH.M. Kleist, the poet, and a friend of Mortimer v. . The Attorney-Ge. her family, had also long determined to neral stated, that this was an action for kill himself. These two unhappy beings criminal conversation with the plainhaving confidentially communicated to tiff's wife ; and he should be unwor. each other their horrible resolution, thy of the situation which he held, if resolved to carry it into effect at the he were to tell the jury that this was same time. They repaired to the inn an aggravated case of that offence. at Wilhemstedt, between Berlin and The history of the present case was Potsdam, on the border of the Sacred shortly this :- The plaintiff was a Lake. For one night and one day gentleman of competent fortune, and they were preparing themselves for was in January, 1800, married to a death, by putting up prayers, singing, lady whom he tenderly loved ; and drinking a number of bottles of wine whose affections he flattered himself and rum, and last of all by taking he reciprocally possessed. His cottage about sixteen cups of coffee. They was situated at Burnham, in Buckingwrote a letter to M. Vogel, tó an- hamshire ; but since his marriage, he nounce to him the resolution they had had entered into a regiment of militia, taken, and to beg him to come as and was at the period at which this speedily as possible, for the purpose case took him up quartered at Plyof seeing their remains interred. The mouth. From hence his wife had ocletter was sent to Berlin by express. casion to pay a visit to her mother at This done, they repaired to the banks Cheltenham; and the plaintiff accomof the Sacred Lake, where they sat panied her as far as Exeter, on her way down opposite to each other. M. thither. At Cheltenham, she met with Kleist took a loaded pistol, and shot the defendant. This was in the year Madame Vogel through the heart, 1810; and when she returned to her who fell back dead; he then re-load- husband, she plainly told him that he ed the pistol, and shot himself through was no longer agreeable to her, and the head. Soon after M. Vogel arri. that her affections were completely esved, and found them both dead. The tranged from him to another, naming public are far from admiring, or even the defendant, with whom she said she of approving, this act of insanity. An had had that connection which deterapology for this suicide, by M. Pe. mined her no longer to sleep in the guilhen, counsellor at war, has excited same bed with her husband. The the greatest indignation among all who plaintiff was thunderstruck with this have the principles either of religion or intelligence, which he treated as a morality. The censorship has been dream, the reality of which he could blamed for having permitted the cir- not bring himself to believe. An opculation of an account of this tragedy, portunity offered, however, one day of in which the suicide and the murder examining the contents of his wife's writing-box; and there he found let. upon herself; for the defendant's next ters of the defendant, which totally epistle to her was a long dissuasion against deprived him of the fond doubts which suicide. The other letters were less imhe had entertained of the truth of his
portant: they blamed Mrs Mortimer for wife's narrative. These letters, how.
her indiscreet disclosure of the connection
between her and the defendant to the ever, although damning proofs to him,
plaintiff; and one or two of them talked were all that he could adduce to the of intended, and alluded to effected, meetjury as legal evidence of the adultery ; 'ings in the neighbourhood of the plaintiff's but the Attorney-General was afraid residence.] the jury would consider them as too The Attorney-General concluded, strong to leave even upon their minds that the defendant had, very much to a doubt of the fact which the plaintiff his credit, taken the advice of this ju. was compelled by this process of the dicious friend, and had not added pro. law to-day to establish.
tection to adultery. He had no doubt [The letters, to the number of seven, but the jury, except in the actual inwere read: the earliest were addressed, jury, for which the plaintiff was enti. “My dear Caroline,” and talked of the tled to a positive recompence, would “connection" which had taken place be- think that the defendant was a man tween the parties. One appeared to be much more to be pitied than blamed. an answer to a proposal of elopement on The Rev. Edward Forster proved the part of Mrs Mortimer, and of living with him. It said, that the defendant,
the marriage of the plaintiff to Miss mistrustful of his knowledge of the world,
Bedingfield on the 13th of January, (he then being not of age, had taken the
1800, at St George's, Hanover-square. advice of a sincere friend upon the subject; The witness visited the couple for the and the following was the result of his first season after their marriage, when consultation with that friend, who was the they had a house in town, and spoke only person to whom he had revealed his to their happy appearance. Other wit. connection with a lady in her rank of life, nesses concurred. and to whom he had not divulged her name:-“ . Shall I suffer her to live! with me? A. Undoubtedly not. --Q. But
would not trouble the jury by quesI have promised her she shall. A. That tioning the fact of the adultery, which is no inatter : your own character, your the letters of the defendant could not situation in life, the feelings of a mother, but prove to every conscientious mind : forbid it. You will destroy her happiness, and addressed himself solely to the mi. if you do.-Q. But I shall destroy Mrs tigation of damages. As the plaintiff's Mortimer's happiness, if I do not. A. Not counsel had commended the defend. a bit of it; the lust of the moment may 'ant's conduct, save in the mere offence make her think so; but depend upon it, a
itself, so neither had Mr Topping any very few years will convince her that to prosecute a sin is not the road to repent
instructions to censure that of the ance. You have broken a positive com
plaintiff, whom the defendant did not mandment; and a perseverance in the know, over whose threshold he had crime would only drag damnation upon never passed, and with whose very both her head and yours. Think not so person he was unacquainted, having highly of a promise to do wrong, made in never seen him. This was not, therean unguarded moment.”—The defendant
fore, the case of a deliberate villain, wrote to Mrs Mortimer, that he had committed this advice to paper the moment
going about to seduce the wife of his his friend left the room; having before
friend ; and the learned counsel would determined to abide by it, let it be what it undertake to say, from the relative might. It seemed that the lady had, in ages of the parties, (Mrs Mortimer answer to this letter, threatened violence having been at the time of the adulte.