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weights found to be 204st. 6lb. and could not do less than give the health 209st llb.
of “ Dr Parry," which was received The Duke of Bedford shewed a pair with applause; and the doctor, in a of seven year old Hereford oxén, bred, neat and short speech, returned thanks. and worked 120 days, and fed by him, . “ The Navy and Army.”_. The travelled 12 miles.
Fleece covering a good frame, with sufThe Duke of Bedford, five Merino. ficiency of fat. _The LandofCakes, Downs, eleven months old.
and Sir John Sinclair." The Earl of Bridgewater, five South. His lordship then rose to open and Downs, twelve months old. '
read the adjudications, which were as Sir John Seabright, a Merino ram, follow :which was particularly admired for his 1st. The cup for breeding sows of shape and make, as well as wool. any age, to Mr Goodwin, for an Essex
Mr Elliston shewed an Essex and and Suffolk sow. His lordship, on deChina sow, with her four pigs, herself livering this cup to Mr G. said, that nineteen months old.
he never saw a more beautiful animal Lord Somerville, a Suffolk and than he had produced. China pig, three months old.
2d. A cup, value 131., to Lord So. A great number of other animals merville, for his five Merino ewe hogs, were shewn, and several implements, which his lordship said, as it was ne&c.
ver his practice to take any cups away, The judges appointed by Lord So: he should give up to Mr Ellis, whose merville for awarding the premiums sheep the judges reported to be second were, J. Fane, Esq. M. P. ; Mr R. best in this class; and he did it with Budden, Mr John Tyler, and Mr John the more pleasure, as Mr Ellis's sheep son, graziers; and Mr James Bond, had been fed on grass only, without butcher.
: the benefit of turnips. The Dinner.-On Tuesday, Mr 3d. A cup, value 151., for five Me Sadler's Yard was most numerously at- rino weathers, to Lord Somerville, tended by noblemen, gentlemen, and which being in a class in which there agriculturists, from all parts of the was no competition, his lordship obkingdom.
served, that he was inclined to attri. About five, near 400 persons sat bute this award to that circumstance down to an excellent dinner, given by alone, and certainly should otherwise Lord Somerville, in Freemasonts-hall. dispose of the cup. His lordship was in the chair, sup. Ath. A cup, value 151., for short. ported by the Duke of Bedford, and woolled ewe-hogs, to Mr Saxby. a numerous body of noblemen and gen. 5th. A cup, value 151., for shorttlemen. As soon as the cloth was woolled sheep, to Mr Stears. withdrawn, his lordship gave_" The 6th. Two cups, value 301., for the King."-- The Prince Regent,” best pair of oxen, worked three years which was received with much ap- at the least, to Mr Warren, of Devonplause.-" The Plough worked by shire. His lordship, in delivering this good Oxen,"_" Associates present cup, complimented Mr W. for his zeal, and Friends absent.”
and as being entitled to both cups, as His lordship then rose and said, the worker and grazier. that having among them a man who had 7th. Two cups, value 201., for the done more to benefit his country in the second best pair of oxen, as above, to article of fine wool than any other, he Lord Somerville ; one of which his lordship presented to Mr King, as the Royal Highness the Duke of Glocester, grazier of the second best pair, which and the Duke of Rutland, have alwere complimented by the judges. ; ready declared themselves candidates
The judges also noticed the general for the Chancellorship. The contest excellence of all the South.Down ewe. is expected to be severe. Each party hogs.. .
will be left to his individual influence After proposing the health of Earl and merits, as ministers decline taking Bridgewater, his lordship proceeded any side, out of gratitude for the supto give one of the cups remaining on port which they receive from one of his hands to Mr Wyatt. His lord. the candidates, and from the respect ship then stated, that he was bound to which is due to the pretensions of a mention that his noble friend the Duke branch of the royal family. The va. of Bedford, before sending his stock cancy in the representation will be as to this show, had declared his deter- warmly contested. Lord Palmerston mination of not accepting any more has already commenced a very active prizes at his show, with a view to en- canvass. He will be opposed by Mr courage the competition of others; Smyth, grandson of the late Duke of and he should take this opportunity Grafton, who once filled the office of of proposing his grace's health. : under secretary of state to Lord Li
"The Duke of Bedford” was drunk verpool. with much applause. His grace, in 13th.-TRIM ASSIZES.- TRIAL OF returning thanks to the company, said, ROGER O'CONNOR.—This day Roger that he was sufficiently gratified by O'Connor, and Roderick O'Connor, the notice of the company and the Esqrs., and Peter Hayes, were given in judges to the stock sent from his farm, charge for assaulting Henry Ogle. and should wish the premiums in fu. Mr Jebb stated the case, and called ture to be directed to stimulate the the prosecutor, who proved that he exertions of others, among whom he had been violently assaulted and beaten would, however, still continue to send by the two O'Connors, father and son, cattle.
on two distinct days, at Dangan CasLord Danby then proposed Suc- tle, the residence of the elder O'Concess to the Woburn Sheep-shearing." nor. The witness had gone to the · The next toast was “ Mr Western,” house of the latter to demand a receipt in giving which, his lordship lamented in full for half a year's rent, for which that this very zealous friend of agri. Roger O'Connor, his landlord, had cultural improvement is confined at seized and sold Ogle's chattels. Bath by illness.
Cross-examined by Mr O'Connor. ' DEATH OF THE DUKE OF GRAF. Q. Do you know two men of the TON. His grace departed this life on names of Martin M.Keon and James Thursday night, at Euston-hall, Suf. Crosbie ? A. I do. folk, where he had been long in a de Q. Look on the bench at my Lord clining state. He was in the 75th year Norbury, Chief Justice of the Court of his age.
of Common Pleas; is he a sworn friend The death of the Duke of Grafton of yours ? A. I never spoke to the will occasion two contested elections gentleman in my life. in the University of Cambridge ; one Q. Is he a sworn enemy of mine? for the high office of Chancellor ; the A. I do not know. other for the vacancy in the represent. Q. Did you ever say, if my rent was ation, occasioned by Lord Euston's to be decided before Lord Norbury and succeeding to his father's title. His a Trim jury, they would make right
if it is left to the decision of my Lord cate his conduct from malignant and Norbury, and a jury of Trim, by the unfounded imputation. maculate farmer, he would never get Mr O'Connor said, he alluded to his rent, for they would make wrong his lordship's conduct heretofore in right, and right wrong.
the House of Commons, when attor· Mr M Nally, to the prosecutor.- ney-general: to that conduct he im
Q. Is that true? A. It is as false as puted the partial treatment he had reany thing ever was said.
ceived: it had poisoned the opinion of Q. You have heard what he has said the people against him ; it had affected respecting the noble lord on the bench; him in his character and in his dearest Does he swear false ? A. I say it is a interests. But, however, he thanked most infamous lie.
the noble lord for the patience with Here the cause closed.-Lord Nor. which he had attended to the trial, bury summed up the evidence.
and permitted him to expend so much The jury retired for about an hour, time. and then brought in the following ver. Lord Norbury replied, that when dict: Roger O'Connor, Esq. guilty; the history of the year 1798 came fairRoderick O'Connor, Esq., not guilty; ly to be stated to posterity, he had no Peter Hayes, guilty.
doubt but that the attorney-general of Mr O'Connor begged leave to ad. that day would appear as deserving the dress the court. He said the verdict thanks of the country. just given reminded him of a verdict Mr O'Connor. Then, my lord, for
given against him on a former occasion, your satisfaction, I tell you I am wri' in a civil action, tried in the same ting that history.
court-house, before his lordship, in Lord Norbury said, that what he which the verdict was not only against had said did not relate to Mr O'Conthe evidence, but against the charge of nor, but to his family, which had the noble and learned lord. The ver- been troublesome, and disturbers of the dict of this day was a proof of the tes. peace. timony which charged Mr Ogle with Mr O'Connor.--Your lordship alhaving said, that he could not have ludes, I presume, to my brother, now justice from a Trim jury; and he now absent in France, with whom governfelt that justice was not to be had for ment capitulated, and permitted to go him in the county of Meath.. abroad.
Lord Norbury said, he would not Lord Norbury.-- I will hold no farlisten to such a charge against the ther conversation with you, Mr O'. jury; they had always shewn them. Connor: let the gentleman be taken selves the protectors of the peace and into custody; we will consider of the liberty of the subject, and had execu- sentence. ted their duty this day with a conscien. Mr M.Nally informed the court, it tious adherence to the evidence given, was the intention of the prosecutor to and with a merciful adherence to the bring an action, and said he gave this case of the younger O'Connor, whom intimation, for the purpose of mitiga. they had acquitted, and in doing which ting the sentence; and that Mr O'. they had done right; as to any impu. Connor should have nothing to comtation on his lordship himself, that was plain of, he would advise his client to below his resentment. Though not of lay the venue in a different county. the nobility of the country, he was Mr O'Connor was sentenced to be as proud as any lord that had a title, confined one month, and Mr Hayes and he could not condescend to vindi. one fortnight.
“ March 15th, 1811. -The Vice-Chancellor assembled the
« SIR, Senate of the University upon this day, " As my wishes, in respect to the for the purpose of communicating to Chancellorship of the University, have them the vacancy of the Chancellor. been long and generaliy known, I ship, occasioned by the death of the should have thought it unnecessary, Duke of Grafton. He, at the same and perhaps indelicate, to have expresstime, read to the Senate two letters ed them formally to you, as Vicewhich he had received from the Dukes Chancellor, before the expected vaof Glocester and Rutland, announ. cancy had taken place. Having learncing themselves as candidates to suc. ed, however, that another person has ceed the Duke of Grafton in the of officially declared himself a candidate, fice of Chancellor of the University. and even assigned reasons which induce The day of election was appointed to him to hope that the University take place on Tuesday, March 26. support him, and many members of . « Belvoir Castle, 6th March, 1811. the Senate having solicited me to make “SIR,
a public declaration of my sentiments, : “ Having heard that the Duke of I am apprehensive that my silence, if Grafton is in such a dangerous state long continued, might be construed of health as to preclude any hopes of into disrespect. his recovery, it becomes, therefore, my
" I will now, therefore, express the duty, and I trust that I shall stand very high gratification I should feel at excused in your sight for the presump seeing myself chosen to fill the office tion of my expectations, to notify to
of Chancellor ; if the Senate should you my intention of becoming a can. think proper to confer upon me a didate for the dignified and distinguish- charge that must be so truly flattering ed office in your University, which will to one who was educated at Cambridge, be vacated by the lamented event of his and who feels so warmly attached to grace's death.
the University. " I will not, because I cannot, look “I ground not my pretensions on the for foundation to my pretensions in influence of any man, however exalted any individual merits of my own; his rank or character. I ground my but I ask permission to state, as a cir- pretensions upon my exclusive and cumstance of no trivial importance and unalterable attachment to the place of gratification to me, my belief that his my education, being the only one of Majesty has been graciously pleased to the royal family who has studied in express himself favourable to my cause, an English University. and I have the additional pleasure of “I should take particular pride in receiving the warmest assurances of promoting the interests of that body support from the Chancellor of the to which I have the honour to belong ; Exchequer, Mr Perceval.
and I trust that the unvaried deference 6 I will no further intrude upon you to your laws and discipline, which I at this present moment, than to request paid during my residence at Cambridge, that you will make such use of this will be an earnest of my endeavours to letter, and of the facts alluded to in it, maintain your privileges, if intrusted as may appear advisable to you. I to me as your Chancellor. I am, with have the honour to be, with the great- the highest esteem and great personal est respect, Sir, your most obedient regard, Sir, very sincerely yours. and humble servant,
(Signed) “WILLIAM FREDERICK. (Signed) « RUTLAND. “To the Right Worshipful the Vice-Chan“The very Reverend the Vice-Chancellor." cellor of the University of Cambridge.”