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INCIDENTS
OCCURRING IN AND NEAR LONDON, INTERESTING MARRIAGES, &c

STATE OF HIS MAJESTY'S HEALTH.

MR. SADLER'S ASCENT IN HIS BALLOON. The following Bulletins have been issued since This venerable and intrepid British aeronaut our last Nuinber:-

made his seventeenth excursion into the regions Windsor Chstie, 'Aug. t. There is no altera- of air on Monday, Aug. 12, from the Gardens of tion in his Majesty's stale since yesterday. the Mermaid Tavern, at Hackney. He was ac

Windsor Castle, Ang. 2.-His Majesty has companied in his flight by Lieut. Paget, of the passed a sleepless night, and is not quite so well | Navy. Mr. Sadler being the only English trathis morning.

veller who ever ventured so many times to mount Windsor Castle, Aug.3.--His Majesty has bad || aloft, and the serenity and beauty of the day, ocsome sleep in the night, and is as well as he was casioned an immense crowd of spectators to flock 'two days ago

from all parts of the metropolis, and the adjacent Windsor Castle, Aug. 4.-The King has had counties, to witness bis flight; the road to the several hours sleep in the course of the night, | Mermaid, at a very early bour, was lined with hut the symptoms of his Majesty's disorder re carriages and horsemen of all descriptions, from main the same.

the titled Peer to the liumble cabbage venders, Windsor Castle, Aug. 6.—There is no altera- || and with respect to the pedestrian, the same rion in his Majesty's symptoms since yesterday.

variety of character and description of persons Windsor Castle, Aug. 6.There is yet. no im

trod the footpath. Upon making the most moprovement in his Majesty's symptoms.

derate calculation, the roads contained nearly one Windsor Castle, Aug. 7.-His Majesty has

hundred thousand persons of all sexes, ages and passed a sleepless night, and is not quite so well

conditions - The Balloon is precisely the same, this morning. Windsor Castle, Ang. 8.--The King has had only fresh varnished, as when Mr. Sudler ascenda

ed at Cambridge ; but the car is splendid in the several hours sleep in the course of the night.

extreine. It is an entirely new one, and decorated - His Majesty appears to be refreshed this morning.

in an appropriate manner for the day—the AnniWindsor Castle, Ang.9.-His Majesty is much

versary of the Prince Regent's Birth. It is lined the same as he was yesterday.

with beautiful yellow silk of the richest texture, Wiodsor Castle, Aug. 10.--His Majesty has

and fitted up with exquisitely elegant cushions of passed the last twenty-four hours ju a more com

the same colour ; the covering is cotton, of azure posed manner, but in other respects bis Majesty

blue, studded over with stars of most brilliant apremaios the same.

pearance ; at each end of the car are deposited Windsor Castle, Aug. 11.-His Majesty had

the Prince Regent's plumes, finely worked in gold several hours sleep in the night, and is this morn

cloth. The canopy, which is formed over the car, ing much as lie was yesterday.

is of a conical form, composed of rich crimson Windsor Castle, Aug. 12.-There is no altera

silk, the base formed by a cornice, to which the tion in his Majesty's symptoins.

Balloon is attached by about ibirty golden cords; Windsor Castle, Aug. 13.--His Majesty is no

ou the top are six plumes of fenthers, forining six better to-day. Windsor Castle, Aug. 14.—There is no im. sections, each of which is enlivened by sprigs of

laurels and gold berries, presenting one of the provement in his Majesty's symptoms to-day.

most superb objects which the ingenuity of man Windsor Castle, Ang. 15. - There is no altera.

can devise, or which the funcy of the spectator tion in his Majesty's symptom. since yesterday.

can hope to see realized !-About half past two Windsor Castle, Aug. 16.-The King has recovered bis usual good appetite, but it is feared o'clock Mr. Sadler and Lieutenant Paget passed by the Doctors that it operates to increase his through the crowd of spectators to the stage, and

were received with loud shouts of applause, which mental malady.

was re-echoed from the tops of the surrouuding Windsor Castle, Aug. 17.-His Majesty cod. tinues altogether in-tbe same state-as he has done houses, and from the people in the street. for some time past,

twenty minutes before three o'clock they took (Signed) R. HENRY HALFOND,

their seats ; Mr. Sadler stepped in first, and the W. HEBERDEN,

Lieutenant immediately followed. Exactly at M. BAILLIE,

eighteen minutes before three o'clock, the sigual R. WILLIS.

being made, the men let go their hold, and the

At

ing the

Balloon arose in a truly majestie manner, Mr. Mr. Paget drew the cork of a bottle of Madeira, Sadler and Lieutenant Paget saluting the specta and the health of the Prince Regent was drunk tors as they ascended, the spectators returning in a bumper. The prospect which at this period, their salute by reiterated shouts of applause. In for the first time, presented itself to the view of this manner the Balloon kept slowly ascending, Mr. Paget, was beyond the power of description; taking a south-east direction for near twenty mi the capital was at that time pronounced by him to nutes; during the whole of this time the travel be a small village, nor could he be persuaded to lers were distinctly seen hy the naked eye, Mr. the contrary, till the four bridges, namely, LonSadler waring his flag and the Lieutenant waving don, Blackfriars, Westminster, and Battersea, uis hat, to the great satisfaction of the spectators. which, from their intercepting the river, were The aeronauts were soon at a sufficient height to rendered more conspicuous than other objects, have an extensive view of the country beneath were pointed out to hiin by Mr. Sadler; and to them, which was covered with innumerable | do justice to the scene which presented itself to crowds of spectators. Mr. Sadler states, that their view at this time, is beyond the power of during this time Mr. Paget remained perfectly langnage to describe. As the aeronauts conticool and collected, and remained so through the nued their course down the river, they were sawhole of the voyage, and the impression which luted by the discharge of several more pieces of was made upon his mind by this sublime scene, artillery, and at half past three they drunk the for the first time, may more easily be imagined health of all their friends at Hackney, and the than described. He was for some minutes de

Tower Hamlets Militia. At half past three, Mr. prived of the power of expression, and incapable Sadler perceiving that the Balloon was approachof communicating his sensations to his com

sen, felt it prudent to look ont for a spot panion; he still, however, continued to wave bis

on which to effect a landing; and in order to Tag, and communicated by signs with those

cause the Balloon to descend, a quantity of gas friends whom he had left below, but whose forms

was let out by opening the valve. The Balloon soon became indistinguishable in the mass. At

tben descended till the ships in the river, from three o'clock the Balloon still continuing to as Woolwich to the Nore, became perfectly discend, the aereal travellers observed beneath them

tinguishable. On crossing the river at St. what appeared to be two large cisterns of water, Clement's Reach, the Balloon descended so low, but which subsequent observation proved to them

that the travellers distinctly heard persons conwere the East India Docks. The thermometer

versing in the Gravesend boats, which were pas. now stood at 52 and a half, but from some acci. dent which happened to the barometer, no ob- sing down the river, some of whom cried out

“Where are you going?” Mr. Paget threw out servations on that could be made during the con-tinuauce of the voyage. The Balloon now being the people on board, however, saw the action,

a loaf, which fell to leeward of one of the boats; quite distended, it became necessary to let out

and answered it by three cheers. At ten minutes some of the gas, and this was done at intervals till the Balloon descended. Mr. Paget was now!

before four, Tilbury Fort came in sight, and they busily employed in preparing the grappling irons

had a perfect view of the town of Gravesend. Mr.

Sadler now observed, that the country round the and other apparatus for descending, and throwing ogt ballist as occasion required. The ascent i

Fort was perfectly flat, and remarked to his fela of the Balioon now became very rapid, and the

low yoyager, that it would be desirable to laad

: .travellers were soon at an icimense height. At

on that side the river; and measures were taken ten minutes past three, they crossed the Thames

to accomplish that object. On their nearer ape at Galeons lech, and the sound of a piece of proach to the earth, they saw reapers at work in ordnanee from Woolwich was distinctly heard by

a wheat-field, and hailed them for assistance; an Mr. Sadier and his companion, and they observed immediate chase commenced over hedges and the smoke, which apparently arose from the

across ditches; the Balloon, however, for some earth, but could not, at that time, distinguish any

time took the lead : at this time ä brisk gule was object clearly. Mr. Sadler upon this waved his , blowing, which rendered the descent extremely flag, and another piece of ordnance was discharg- difficult; the grappling-irons were, however, ed, as ii to return the compliment as they passed thrown out, and dragged along the ground-in The Cily of London, the four Bridges, the their course, they canght the clothes of a labourer, Thames, and the Geruian Ocean, were then dis and he became so completely entangled, that he dioguistiable to the aeronau's, and at this period 'could not extricate liimself, till his shirt was quite

torn from his back. A number of persons were Clerk and Sexton offered to put him out; but by this time collected together in all directions, 'Mr. Shepherd declined that; however, it was by whose shouts, and by the novel appearance of from this circumstance, and his wanting to bor. the Balloon, the cattle in the fields were alarmed row Mr. Shepherd's Master of Arts' gown, for to that degree, that their actions became truly the purpose, as he said, of going to the Installa. ludicrous. During this time the car frequently tion of the Duke of Gloucester, at Cambridge, touched the ground, and rebounded up again for that he became suspected by that connection.several yards ; and, by one of these shocks, Mr. On Sunday, July 28, he went to Hammersmith Paget was thrown out of the car, but had suffi- early in the morning previous to the commencecient presence of mind to catch hold of the rim of ment of the Church Service, and called upon the the car at the same instant, by which be perse | Rector, and introduced himself, as usual, as har. vered in holding till assistance arrived, and every || ing just come from Oxford, as the Rev. Ms. thing was secnred, and his companion, Mr. Sad- || Tucker ; that he was going to dine and spend the ler, released from his perilous situation, and safe's day with the Master of the Academy at Hamlanded on terra firma. At this time it wanted five | mersmith, and offered his assistance in the minutes to four o'clock, and the travellers were

Church Service of the day. The Rector received within three hundred yards of Tilbury Fort, and

him very politely, and accepted his offer; observabout one hundred and Gifty yards from the river, ll ing, that probably he would give them a sermon. the voyage having occupied a space of one hour Tucker replied, he was not exactly prepared for and thirteen minutes.

that, but would read prayers in the morning, and The Mock Parson.—The deceptions which preach in the afternoon. The Rector very readily this man has practised have been to a much lagreed to this. Tucker said he had not a gown greater extent than those of any swindler that has with him; the Rector, without hesitation lent appeared for a number of years past, as he has him his best gown. After the morning service perpetrated his depredations in all parts of Lon.

was over, Tucker strutted through the town with doo, and in different counties, and with a de- || the Rector's gown on, and went to the Academy scription of men, such as the Clergy, who are in

where he had forinerly lived as usher; the Masgeneral well-educated men, and it would be sup ter and family were all very much surprised to posed not easily duped. We bave pot room to

see him, especially in his clerical dress; but he give a detail of all bis misdeeds. He got a pretty had a tale ready made to impose upon them; he good footing at St. Clement's Church, in the told them that their suspicions of the impropriety Strand, by merely calling there, sometimes in a

of his conduct when the lived there were ground. curricle, gig, or on horseback, pretending he was

Jess; that he had good friends, who had got him just come from the country; and under pretences into the church : since wbich time he had got acof being familiar with Colleges and Gentlemen quainted with their Rector, who had invited him belonging to them, he imposed upon Mr. Gur

to Hanenersmith that day to assist him in the ney, the Rector, and Mr. Shepherd, his assistant, 1 duties of the church ; that he was going to preach and got acquainted with their connections, fre

in the afternoon, and hoped they would go to quently baving dined with them, and having often

hear him, to which they agreed; and being dedone the duty at that church. One day Mr. Shep-ceived by his false representations, invited him herd was engaged to bury a corpse, and about the

to dinner, &c. In the mean time an inhabitant same time he was engaged out to dine ; when

of Hammersmitii, who was at the church in the Tucker being there, offered his services to bury morning, called upon the Rector, and asked him the corpse, which Mr. Slieplerd accepted, and if he knew who it was that read prayers? The be performed the burial ceremony. Dr. Hawker Rector replied in the negative, and said he had was engaged to preach a charity sermon at that introduced himself as the Rev. Mr. Tucker, but church lately. Tucker made his appearance in that he was very well known to the Master of the vestry at an early hour, and although Mr. || the Acadeiny. The preson told the Rector he Shepherd had promised to read the prayers for had no doubt of his being an impostor. They in the Doctor, this fellow got possession of the sur consequence went off to the Academy, where plice, against the consent of the Clerk and Sex- they found Tucker swaggering away in the ton, and went into the desk. Mr. Shepherd com

Rector's gown.

The person publicly accused ing into the church in good time, was surprised | hin, and told biin of some of his tricks. The Recand displeased to discover him in the desk; the tor insisted upon having his gown again, and a

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constable was sent for. Tucker denied the considerable time; and in giving an ac 'ount of charge, and appeared so extremely hurt at the himself, said, lie was Curate of Park-street Chacircumstance, that it made him ill, and he went pel, till his father, who was Mayor of Wellinginto the garden ; and to avoid suspicion that he ton, could procure him a living. Before he left was going to make his escape, he did not take his the house, he borrowed 55. od. of the landlord, bat with him; but when be got into the gar- saying, he had come out without silver, and den, be took off the hat of one of the biggest would return it when be sent the money for the boys belonging to the school, telling him he was wine; but which has not been done. Benjamin going to take a walk in the adjoining field. The Tedder, the Clerk of Park-street Chapel, said, buy perceiving him to be the person who had that the Rev. J. C. Young is the officiating read prayers at church in the morning, bad no Curate and Reader at the Chapel; the Rev. Nasuspicion of any thing wrong, so that his esca pe thaurel Ilinde is the proprietor ; the Rev. James was not discovered for some time after, when he Tavier Clark is one of the preachers; and the liad made clear off across the fields, towards Ful- || Rev. J. R. Roberts is one of the alternate ham. The following additional charges buve | preachers every other Sunday. The prisoner been made against him, at the Public Office, preached there one afternoon lately for Mr. Bow-street :-Thomas Edbrook, of the City of Young, and administered the sacrament on Quebec public-house, in Oxford-street, said, that he same day for Mr. Clark, which were the only some time since the prisoner came

times he had done duty there, and it was upon kouse, and had some port wine, which he said his own applicatiou lie was permitted to do so. was very good, and he liked it so mnch, that he Sunday, July 28, he read prayers at St. Martin's ordered some to be sent to his lodgings, in Green Church, and published the banus of marriage street, Grosvenor-square; also some sherry. He with such an audiable voice, that he quite captientered into conversation with the landlord for a vated some ladies.

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PROVINCIALS,
INCLUDING REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES, &c.

IN THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.

DEVONSHIRE.

well in an adjoining meadow, threw her in, and MYSTERIOUS STORY.-Aug. 4, a lad, about covered her with earth.” The boy relates this fifteen years of age, was put on shore at Ply-account very distinctly, with every particular of mouth, from one of his Majesty's frigates, and names and places, and says he is very ready to sent on to Exeter, and is now in the County prove the same to the face of his master; he furBridewell. His coming on shore, it is said, is in her declares, he has repeatedly inentioned the consequence of a most extraordinary and affect- circumstance on board the ship, and has many ing parrative wbich be relates, viz - That be times written bome to his friends, but never had was forcibly sent on board a tender, about six an answer. years ago, to preveut bis discovering of a murder,

LEICESTERSHIRE, committed iu bis presence by his master, a Gen ECCENTRIC CHARACTER.–The Rev. Mr. tieman who then lived in the weighbourhood of Hagamore, of Carsboge, Leicestershire, died the Liverpool, and who had two daughters, one call. Ist of Junuary, 1770, possessed or the following ed Mary, and the other Betsey; the latter, a effects, viz. rool. per annum,

and 100,1. in money, young lady of about nineteen years of age, hav- wlich (he dying intestate) tell to a ticket-porter, ing abscouded a few days, the father, as he was in London. He kept one servant of cach sex, riding in his carriage one morning, about half a whom he locked up every night. His last emmile from home, saw her at the window of a house ployment of an evening was to go round his preof ill fame, and immediately descended from his mises, let loose his dogs, and fire his grn. He carriage, conveyed her home, took her into the lost bis life as follows :-Going one morning to stable, bouod her hands and feet, and after hav let out his servanis, the dogs ta wned upon bim ing masked her face, puta balter round her neck, suddenly, and threw him into a poud, wtiere he and hung her; when dead, he covered her with was found breast high. His servants heird hiin straw under the manger, where she remained till call for assistance, but being locked up could not twelve o'clock at night, when he took her to a lend him any. He had 30 gowns and cassocks,

100 pair of breeches, 100 pair of boots, 400 pair of back have been blistered, without producing any shoes, 80 wigs, yet always wore his own hair, 58 sensible effect; and strong electrical shocks have dogs, 80 waggons and carts, 90 plougls, and used produced no bodily sensation. His pulse is genone, 50 saddles and furniture for the menage, nerally regular, but wants tone. The pupil of 30 wheel-barrows, so many walking-sticks that a his eye is in a slight degree dilated, and his respi. toyman, in Leicester-fields, offered sl. for them, i ration is easy; nor bas it been much interrupted 60 horses and inares, 200 pick-axes, 200 spades from the commencement. Every mode of arolisand shovels, 74 ladders, and 249 razors.

ing hin from the insensible state in which he lies SOMERSETSHIRE.

has entirely failed. Snuff has been thrust up his SINGULAR Case-About the beginning of the nostrils, and pungent salts applied, neither of present year, Phenis Adams, a private in the first which have produced any other effeet than that of Somerset Militia, applied for surgical aid in con

a secretion from his eyes. On the 14th of July, sequence of an ulcerated wound in his arm. On

it was determined to try on him the nitrous oxyd examination it appeared that the ulcer was occa

of gas; the operation of which is knowo to occasioned by his own contrivance, and that conse

sion so extraordinary a degree of mental and boquently he would be discharged; he deserted from dily excitation. The tube aflixed to the bladder, his regiment. Upon his apprehension, he was

containing the gas, was applied to the man's committed to the gaol at Wilton, where he was

mouth; but his teeth were so firmly closed, that attended by a medical gentleman, in consequence

all efforts to open them proved froitless. His of a wound which he then exbibited on his leg,

nostrils and lips were then compressed, and every which there is much reason to suppose was arti

means taken to prevent bis inhaling apy air ficially produced. On the 24th of April last, he

but the gaseous fluid. This attempt was perfell down a flight of steps, and was then taken up | evidently from his desisting to breathe, and no

severed in until his pulse became interrupted, with the blood oozing from bis ears. Being conveyed to bed, he appeared to have suffered no

effect in consequence resulted from the experi.

ment. The man now remains in the saine state material injury, but, in a day or two afterwards

of total insensibility. 'he observed to the medical gentleman who attended him, that he thought he was getting deaf. Be

WILTSHIRE.

EXECUTION.-Samuel Tucker, who was tried: lieving this to be a vew stratagem to accomplish

at Salisbury, for starving his wife to death, con. Lis purpose, the medical gentleman asked him in

fessed his, guilt when at chapel. On Friday, a low tone of voice, “ Are you deaf?" To which the man replied, “ Yes, very deaf.” Intimation

Aug. 9, at noon, he was taken from his cell, and

ascended the scaffold erected in the yard of the pras then given him that his object was understood, gaol. He continued to behave as became his unand would of course be defeated. Immediately

situation. He exhorted the spectators to after this Adams fell into a state of profound.in- || shaun the first temptations to sin, to avoid breaksensibility, and has so remained down to the pre-ing the Sabbath, which, he knew by experience, sent period—a space of nearly four months. From occasioned a disregard for other crimes. The that time the sustenance he received has been platform was then removed from under him, and very slight, consisting entirely of tea, broths, he was launched into eternity. His body was - and occusionally of sinall portions of bread and given to the surgeons for dissection.-Tucker butter. On the 24th of April the accident bap

was 36 years old, his wife was 50. He was not pened; on the 25th his pnlse was very hard, and in the distressed circumstances he had described indicated inflammation of the brain, upon which himself'; for when he could get no work at weave jie was hled, and the symptoms abated. The fol-lling, he travelled the country vending nostrums ; lowing day, in consequence of his pulse increas- styling himself “ Dr. Tucker, Practitioner in, ing, he was again bled; from which period he | Physic." has remained in his present state. His head and

happy

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