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concerned with one Freuch, in stealiug peas. l, inquired if her husband came home the even French was taken up on suspicion, and he ing before ; she replied no, and that she was ynabsconded; but having received information that der the utmost anxiety and terror on that account. French had been tried and acquitted, he returned Your terror, said he, cannot equal mine, for last to Sudbury. From that time till the latter end of night, as I lay in bed, quite awake, the appari. the last year, he remained in that neighbourhood, || tion of your husband appeared to me, shewed me eluding the vigilance of the police, and boasting | several ghastly stabs in his body, told me he hud that lie had escaped from several parties of been murdered by such a person, and his carcase soldiers, who had been sent to take him. At Sud
thrown into such a marle-pit. The alarm was bury be built himself a house, weļi calculated for given, the pit searched, the body found, and the secretion or escape, in case of an attempt being wounds answered the description of them. The made to take him. This house is situated on the
man whom the ghost had accused was apprebanks of the Stour, into which, being a remarkable hended, and committed on a violent suspicion of good swimmer, he has thrown himself, when pur. Il murder. His trial came on at Warwick, before sued, any has got into the adjoining county of the Lord Chief Justice Raymond (probably about Essex. He, however, was apprehended on sus
the year 1730), wben the Jury would have con. picion of stealing wheat in sacks, out of a barn in
victed, as rashly as the Justice of Peace bad com. an adjoiving parish. A search-warrant was granted, but the sacks and corn were not found on
mitted him, had not the Judge checked them. He Harris's premises. He, however, during search, | addressed himself to them in words to this purjumped out of a window and ran off. The next
pose :m" I think, Gentlemen, you seem inclined morning he was taken into custody as he was
to lay more stress on the evidence of an apparition coming out of his own apartinent.--Many cir
than it will bear. I cannot say that I give much cumstances appeared, amounting to a moral cer
credit to these kind of stories; but be that as it tainty of his guilt, and he was committed to Hal- will, we hare no right to follow our own private sted house of correction for further examination, opinions here ; we are now in a Court of Law, and but the evidence not being snfficient to be laid must determine according to it; and I know not before a Grand Jury, he was detained as a de of any law now in being which will admit of the serter. A party was sent from Colchester to take testimony of an apparition; nor yet if it did, doth bim to Chelmsford, on his way to Pendennis the ghost appear to give evidende.-Crier,” said Castle. A second party took him forward from he, “ call the ghost,” which was thrice done, to Chelmsford. This party, hy his insinuating no manner of purpose. It appeared not." Gen. manners, and his generosity in treating them at tlemen of the Jury,” continued the Judge, “ the different public houses on their way, he lolled into prisoner at the bar, as you have heard by undeni. a security of his not attempting to escape, pre-able witnesses, is a man of a most upblenished vailed upon them to take off his handcuffs, and character; nor hath it appeared, in the course of in the dusk of the evening, whilst he was treat the examination, that there was any manner of ing them at a public-bouse in Billericay, ran off" quarrel or grudge between bim and the party de. and left them in the lurch. The next day he was ceased. I do verily believe him to be perfectly seen at Sudbury, but was so subtile in his move innocent; and, as there is no evidencc against ments, as to avoid all attempts to take him, him, either positive or circumstantial, he must be though several houses were searched for that acquitted. But, from many circumstances which purpose. He was at length taken through | have arose during the trial, I do strongly suspect the sedulous exersions of Dr. Maclean, the that the gentlenian who saw the apparition was Mayor of Sudbury, and the personal activity, | himself the murderer ; in which case he might perseverance, and public spirit of Mr. Bran- easily ascertain the pit, the stabs, &c. without any white Oliver, assisted by some young men in supernatural assistance; and on such suspicion I the town. lle is now lodged in Bury gaol. shall think myself justified in committing him to
close custody till the matter can be further inWARWICKSHIRE.
quired into.”—This was iminediatledy done, and REMARKABLEL DETECTION OF
a warrant granted for searching his house, when DERER.-A farmer, on bis return from the mar. such strong proofs of guilt appeared against him, ket, at Southam, in this county, was murdered. that he confessed the murder, and was executed A man weat the next morning to his wife, and at the next assizes,
not grant; notwithstanding, being determined on SWINDLING.-Lately a man succeeded in a going, they accordingly, after all the family had most dexterons manner in swindling the landlady | retired to rest, got up, and went off, accompanied of the King's Head Inn, Appleby, in this county, | by two young men, we believe, fellow-servants. out of £20. This man was, from appearance,
Next morning the girls were missed, on which a about thirty-five years of age ; and after dining vers general and minute scarel was, made for at the King's Head, a poney, belonging to a
them through the country; one of them was miller, attracted his attention, which he instantly found in a ditch strangled with her own handpurchased for £14. and gave the waiter of the kerchief; the oilier, we are sorry to say, could inn a £20. bill to cash, purporting to be drawn
not be found. Suspicion having been attached hy John Harrison and Co. of Carlisle, on
to the young men who left their master's house Messrs. Masterman and Co. Bankers, London.
with them, they were taken into custody and The bill being cashed, he set off on the poney, to
confined in a house, from which one of them wards Penrith, but did not travel more than four made bis escape by leaping out of a window, but miles on the north road, until he dismounted,
the other has been safely lodged in Lifford gaol. gave a boy two shillings to take the poney to the
It is generally supposed that the villains' intenmiller again, and instead of pnrsuing his journey tions were to debauch the girls, and not being to Penrith, went to Brough under Stainmore that able to effect their purpose without force, they night, and next day took the mail for London. || preferred committing murder rather than fail in The bill turned out to be a forgery. We under. || accomplishing their wicked designs. The other &tand the man bad with hics a greyhound and a ll girl it is supposed, has been also murdered, and pointer dog when he left Appleby.
thrown into some hole or river, where she still. remains undiscovered.
Lately, two prisoners, who had been confined WALES,
in the county gaol of Cork, effected their escape Died. At Bala, Merionethshire, aged 84, il from that prison under most hazardous circumą Mrs. Jennet Roberts. She resided forty-five years stances. They succeeded by some means in on a small farm in the neighbourhood of Bala, li getting to the top of the outer wall, which is in great distress, but for nine years preceding thirty feet ligh, when they made an effort to June, 1809, she received relief from the parish of jump into a tree in Mr. Walker's demesne, at Llanddervel ; about that time, with the assist
the west end of the prison, in which one of them ance of some friends, she commenced a suit in succeeded, but the other was unable to effect his Chancery against the executors of the late Robert object, and had his back broken from the vioJones, Esq. (an eminent brandy-merchant) of St. lence of the shack. The other prisoner, who Mary Hill, to whom slie was first cousin, and escaped without any injury, very humanely took next of kin. After the delay which the law is the disabled man on his back, until he lodged subject to, shc obtained about six months
ago, him in a cabin, at a village at some distance, decree from the Chancellor, which put her in where he was discovered the next morning, and the possession of a mojety of the estate, amount
brought back to the prison, but in such a daning to upwards of £150,000.
gerous stat.' that he is not expected to recover;
the other effected his escape, and has not since IRELAND.
been apprehended. The unfortunate man who SHOCKING MURDER.-Two female servants,
has been injured, was confined on a charge of a belonging to a farmer who resides near
rape; the other, who has escaped, was charged
with stealing gunpowder from the manufactory, Castlefin, asked leave nf their mistress to go to a
of Bellincollig. dance in the neighbourhood, which she would
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