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went away. A day or two afterwards came a most frequently, Soon after Merer hud got the bills, axtful letter, addressed uot to his Lordship, but he was not to be found. His Lordship next reto a lady living in bis house, and which it was ceived letters, signed Yeates and Phillips, dekuown would reach him. This letter was signed scribing themselves as merehants, and holders of “ O'Brien,” and purported to come from a per some of the bills, for a good consideration, and son who knew the lady's family in Ireland, and requesting payment. This being reinsed, letters requested ber with as much delicacy as possible were written again under the same signature, to caution the Marquis against having any deal. 'stating that Meyer was a man of notorious inings with Meyer, whom the writer by chauce fumy, and endeavouring to work upon bis Lordsaw coming out of the Marquis's bouse, because ship's feelings, stating to him that the world Meyer was noted for bis nefarious transactions;
bis nefarious transactions; would be apt to say, "birds of a feather flocked that in fact he had amassed his great wealth in torether ;” and that his Lordship would not go that way, That he had lately been turned out of free from suspicion if his connection with Meyer a mercantile horise in the city for lending £50,000 were made public, which must be if they brought to a person of exalted rank, upon usurious terms.
actions by his not paying the bills. They thereThat he made pretended purchases and sales of fore advised himn to smother the transaction by wines, which were in fact only dealings between paying them. These letters also would be proved himself and clerks; and that by these pretences to be the hand-writing of John Sedley, the prihe made the parties to whoin he lent the money
soner's son, and they had the rough drafts in Da. pay ten and fifteen per cent. The writer at last
| venport Sedley's hand-writing. The Learned cautioned the lady not to mention his name, as Counsel then adverted to the law, and contended rich men had always influence enough to do mis under decided cases, the obtaining of these bills chief, and Meyer might injure him, if he knew
hy suel fraudulent pretext amounted to felony.be had made the communication–This letter un Lord Ellenborough, however held, that as the questionably produced on the Marquis the intend. bills were parted with voluntarily, on the suppoed effect. He was led to believe he was dealing sition that they were to be repaid by other good with a wealthy man, and he expected to pay usu securities, it did not amount to felony. If the riously for the money he was to receive. The prisoner bud a legal possession for a moment, next day he received another letter from Meyer, felony could not attach, and here it was admitted stating that he could make an advantageous pur-he had them to deal with as he thought proper, chase of wines, which could be immediately re-' by discounting or otherwise. In another form of sold at a very trifling loss, and the Marquis, by indictment, many of the circumstances might be drawing bis bills, thus have them discounted at
most important evidence, which could not be re. not much more than legal interest. In short, his
ceived in the charge of felony:-The prisoners Lordship wanting the money, accepted several were acquitted of the felony, but ordered to be thousand pounds worth of bills, which Meyer detained, the Counsel for the prosecution undertook, and for which he never did receive a far taking to prefer another indictment; but Kierthing consideration except only £100. Meyer rulf tendering respectable bail, he was admitted gave his cross acceptances, which, of course, were
to bail. never paid, and the Marquis's bills, as many as
MURDER --James Fallan was indicted at the could he, were put into circulation. With re- || Old Bailey Sessions, for the wilini murder of his spect to Kierrulf, it would be in evidence, that I wife, at Chelsea, on the oth of February last. It the day after Meyer had got the bills from the appeared that the prisoner, who had served in a Noble Lord, Kierrulf wrote to say he helda £500 || marching regiment, had, in consequence of bill, which he begged to have changed for two of wounds and long service, been recently adınitted equal value; to which he added, that he would an out-pensioner of Chelsea College; that lie renew them as Meyer had promised, which shewed lately took a cellar in the neiglıbourhood of the he knew the terms Meyer had proposed. Whep College, where he resided, and in which two other taken up, a rough draught of this letter was persons also dweli. On the day mentioned in found, in Sedley's hand-writing, with copies of the indictment, the prisoner was out for the inost all the correspondence between the Marquis and part of it drinking; when he caine bonne he had Meyer. He should also prove, that Kierruli took | more liquor, and became extremely violent, tur:
the counting-bouse where the letters were direct. bulent, and boisterous, which his wife and an. • ed, and that he and Meyer were there together other woman observing, evtreated him to go to
bed, but he insisted on having still more liquor; || Clerk had obtained the 4700 without the ati. his wife having expostulated with him, and re- thority of his master, and had absconded from fusing to let him have any more, le attacked her | Lyny with it. Several persons were dispatched in the most brutal manper, beat her, and k pocked in various directions in pursuit of him, and be her several times down; in short, notwithstand was traced to Boston, but there lost. The Attoring ber most earnest solicitations, and the inter
ney having written off to bis agent in London, ference of the other woman, who was present, he | with a description of his persou, and the particuused her so barbarously, that she lay on the ground!
lars of his obtaining the £700, he, without delay, almost lifeless. All this happened about ten
gave information at the Public Office, Bow-street, o'clock at night, in the presence of Aune Sunith,
and Vickery was employed to go in pursuit of the who frequently made efforts to assage the vio
offender. He Icarned that seine of the Bank lence and brutality of his tem per, till her own life
Post-Bills he had obtained had been changed on became in imminent danger, as he threatened to
Monday morning, soon after nine o'clock, at the
Monday morn use her in the very same way, if she dared to in- il Bank of England. This convinced the Officer terfere. After he had ceased beating the deceased
that the offender had arrived in London, and after he went to bed, and when she recovered sufficient
making inquiry at several ions, where the Ely, strength to be enabled to undress herself, she went
| Cambridge, and other coaches put up at, he to hed also. The next morning she was in a most
ascertained that a young man, answering his defrightful state. Every medical and surgical as
scription, had arrived by the Boston coach early sistance was afforded her, but all to no purpose, it that morning, at the Saracen's Head Inn, Snow. and after lingering six or seven days more, she bill, in conipany with a young lady, who was died.-On behalf of the prisoner it was stated,
-On behalf of the prisoner it was stated," when in the inn waiting his return. In the mean that he was drunk, and did not know that lie time one of the Bankers from Lynn arrired, and was doing; but that as soon as he discovered the waited with Vickery till the described young mischief which he committed, he appeared dis
eared dis-man returned, when the Banker identified bim as tracted, and expressed the most ardent contrition
the person wino bad obtained the £700, under a for what he had done, as well as aflection for the
pretence of being authorised by his master; upon deceased. --The Jury, after some deliberation,
which Vickery took him into custody, also the bronght in a verdict of Guilty..The Recorder
young lady he had travelled with ; and or scarchthen, in a solema manner, iminediately pronounc
ing them he found upon her notes to the amount ed on him the awful sentence of death.-Previous
of £600. Upon him he found a gold watch, to his cxecution, he kicked the shoes off his feet,
his feet, 1 chain, and seals, for which it appeared, from a and appeared quite indifferent to his fate.
bill and receipt found upon him, he had paid · ROBBERY AT LYXN.-On Saturday se’n night,
right, £50 for in London, and he had purchased se: a Cerk to an Attorney at Lynn, went to the
veral other articles. The young lady who traBank in that town, where his master kept cash,
velled with hin is of a very respectable family with his Bank-book, and desired to have £700. ! and connections at Boston, and had eloped witis Without any other authority they let bim have
him for the purpose of being married in London, it, and the business being done in a hurry, not without any knowledge of how he became posone of the numbers of the notes were taken. lol
of the notes were taken. To sessed of the notes. a short time after, it was discovered that the 1
PROVINCIALS. INCLUDING REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES, &e.
IN THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.
, nate and his own, by abstaining from a personal · CAMBRIDGE, MARCH 26.-This being the day I canvas ; but his friends were energetic in bis sup. when the University was to bestow on one of || port. His Royal Highness the Prince Regent was two rival candidates
likewise said to have pledged his services upon « The laureate wreath that Cecil wore," the express condition, that his Royal relative the place was a most amusing scene of bustle l should decline a canvas. It was understood by and activity. The Duke of Ratland had been communication from the Committee in London, here for many days. His illustrious antagonist li that four hundred and seventy votes had been perhaps better consulted the dignity of the Sel actually promised 10 the Duke of Gloucester. No one anticipated the presence of a greater number || ed from thence about 20 minutes before twelve than nine hundred voters; this was deemed a o'clock, and arrived at Gloucester a little after pretty strong assurance of ultimate success. On two, twenty minutes after the culprit had beca the contrary, his most noble antagonist was deem- turned off, and who was then suspended at the ed to possess no ordinary strength; the support drop.” of the Prime Minister, and the conformity of his
SHROPSHIRE. Grace's politics with those of the people in || DARING OUTRAGEOUS ROBBERY-On Monpower, were circumstancess of great weight; and I day night, the 25th of March, about twelve many who were not swayed by political motives, l o'clock, the dwelling-house of William Norcop, were biassed by fox-hunting ones, to give him | Esq. of Betton, Hales, Salop, was entered by their votes; his Grace's hounds being, as is sup three men, who went into Mr. Norcop's bed. posed, among the best packs in the kingdom. room, where he was lying, with a lighted candle; We never heard of any argument of this kind be two of thein held hiin in bed, while the third preing used in favour of the Duke of Beaufort, at i sented a pistol, demanding the immediate sure the Oxford election; and it is most remarkable, ll render of his money and keys, but not per. that the lulus of the House of Spencer, Lord Al- mitting him to rise, one of them took his thorpe, voted for the Duke of Rutland on this | breeches, which lay on a chair near the bed, and very account; while bis Lordship's father, Lord | rifled his pockets, taking thereout two guineas Spencer himself, who is not so strongly ad- || and some silver, and also a small key, with which dicted to the pleasures of the chase as to they attempted to open a desk in the room, hut suffer them to overpower his party feelings, ap- ll not succeeding in unlocking it, two of them peared and voted for the Duke of Gloucester. I wrenched it open, wbile the third stood over Mr. The contest terminated in favour of the Duke of Norcop, keeping him in awe in bed. They took Gloucester. The numbers for each candidate | from the desk cash and notes to the amount of were declared to be as follows:--For the Duke one hundred and sixty pounds. of Gloucester, 470- The Duke of Rutland, 336–
SOMERSETSHIRE. Majority for his Highness the Duke of Glouces
Died.-On Sunday, April 7th, at his louse in ter, 114. When the result of the contest was anBounced, the gownsmen in the gallery of the
Green Park-place, Bath, aged 83, Sir William Senate-house, rose from their seats, and gave
| Addington, Knt. who for upwards of twentythree cheers.
eight years tras a Magistrate of the Public Office,
Bow-street, in whiel situation be evinced a GLOUCESTERSHIRE. ..
spirit, fidelity, and zeal for the public good, DREADFUL MISTAKE. - William Townley 1 highly honourable to his character. In the year was executed on Saturday, March 30th, at the
ed on Saturday, March 30th, at the |1795, at a Meeing in St. Pancras-fields, lie was drop in front of Gloucester Gaol, agreeably to his particularly active, and in the suppression of sentence at the late Assizes, for burglary. He was | many riots (especially in those of the year 1780), turned off a few minutes before two o'clock, in no Magistrate ever stood more conspicuously dis. the presence of a vast concourse of people, and ap
Il tinguished. In the memorable affair of Hadfield, parently experienced no protracted struggle or be acted with that penetration and firmness, un. suffering.-On Friday night, March 29th (says |
shaken by popular ferment, for wbich he was re. the Bath Paper) “ a reprieve for the above man
markable ; and although his judgment at the was put into the Post Office of Hereford, ad.
Il time was questioned, and his conduct severely dressed, by mistake! to be Wilten, Esq. Under
commented upon, the correctness and integrity Sheriff, Herefordshire, instead of Gloucester
of both were afterwards sanctioned, on the trial shire, some time after the post letters for that
of that unfortunate man, by the verdict of a Juy, night had been delivered out, and of course re
under the able direction of Lord Kenyon-Sir mained there till next morning, when about half
William withdrew from bis public situation, but past eleven it was opened by Messrs. Bird and
the treatment he experienced in this affair, was Wollaston, Under Sheriff's for the county of Here
a source of disquietude to bim during his reford, and immediately the importance of its
maining days. contents to the wretched object of intended
SUSSEX.. mercy was ascertained ; an express was humane
THREATENING LETTER.-The Rev. Robert ly sent off with the utmost celerity, by Mr. Ben- || Bingham, was arraigned at Horsham, on the 26th set, of the Hotel, at his own expence, who start- || Mareb, on two indicunents i the first charging him with sending a letter without a signature, 1! Mr. B. has been curate many years of Maresthreatening to burn the houses, barns, &c. of | field, and had always duly performed his clerical Richard Jenner; and the other charging him with duties. He had also been iustrumental in foundsetting fire to liis own house, to defraud the In- ling a charity-school for the poor. There had surance Office. He was put to the bar, and tried been lately many inclosures in the forest, which on the first indictment. It stated, that he, on the had been thrown down by order of the Lords of jst of December Inst, feloniously and wilfully the Manor. Robert Turner, Attorney at Lewes, dii send a letter, without a name, addressed to Mr. Attree, and Mr. Busan, all said they believed Mr. Richard Jenner, and which letter was as the letter to be the hand-writing of the prisoner, follows:-"Fire ! Murder! and Rovenge-Fifty This closed the case for the prosecution.-Mr. of us are determined to keep our Lands or have
Bingham then read a written defence, in which Revenge. Therefore Parsons Churchwardens he very feelingly commented on his unbappy situand Farmers your Barns and Houses shall burn ation, and argued on the improbability of his if you take our Lands, your Lives too shall pay.
writing a threatening letter to his friend, without Your sheep we will eat--your Oxen we can
any motive. His counsel then called the followmame, your Stack shall blaze, aud Dick you shall ing witnesses :--William Cramp, Keeper of the be shooted as you return home from the market or
House of Correction at Lewes. In the month of fair. We are united and sworn to stand by one
January (the 12th) Mr. Richard Jenner called another 50 good fellows.”—To this he pleaded
upon bim, and conversed on the subject of the not guilty. The first witness called was John
letter; he said he wished to have some conversa
tion with a man in custody on a charge of felony, Jenner, who said his father lived at Maresfield;
of the pame of Best; be observed, he supposed the prisoner was clergyman of Maresfield; he'
witness bad beard of the letter; he replied he went to school to him, and he taught himn to :
had; he then said he wished the witness would write. He has seen Mr. Bingham write; he and
examine Best, as be bad no doubt that Best knew his brother went to church on Sunday, the 16th!
who the writer was. There was no doubt but it of Deceinber; Mr. Bingham was at church ; his
was written by one of the foresters. Lord Shefbrother and a cousin returned home with hlin.
field said be had known Mr. Bingham about five Mr. B. overtook them on horseback; he said in
in years. In 'doing his dutt, in redressing disa joke he would ride over ns. After Mr. B. got
orders in the country, no man had been more by, he saw a letter dropping to the ground. He dilivent. He had a very good opinion of Mr. was then distant about six roods; he thought it i Rinordam and he was convinced he had incurred came from Mr. B. but he was not sure; he a creat deal of rancour by his attempt to repress thought so, because he saw it flying in the air 'the disorders of the foresters. The Rer. Mr. before it reached the ground-it was wavering in Turner, the Rev. Mr. Bradford, Mr. Claude the air. He came up, and picked up the letter. Matz, of Trant, and the Rev. Sackville Bayle, Mr. B. rode forward, but looked back very all spoke of the prisoner ią torms of the highest nuch. He carried the letter home, and gave it to praise, both as a gentleman and a clergyhis mother. Mr. Richard Jenner deposed he was man. The Lord Chief Baron then summed up a farmer at Maresfield, occupying the Dairy the evidence with great minuteness, and inFarm, on which there is barns,oxen, sheep, corn,' pressed the Jury strongly with the necessity of &c. He is called by his familiar friends “ Dick."
their being perfectly satisfied, as there was no He was in London when the letter in question motive in evidence which could induce the was found. He had known Mr. B. five or six !
prisoner to send this letter. The Jury, after conyears, and their families lived on friendly terms,
siderable deliberation, found the prisoner-"Not and he should have thought hin the last person
Guity.”—The same prisoner was then indicted to do him an unfriendly act. He apprehended for setting fire to his bouse, with a view to des himself to be meant by “ Dick” in the letter, ' fraud its owner, the Rev. Mr. Rivett, his rector, and that the threats were directed against his and the Union Fire Office, in which he had in. lavds and cattle, &c. He has bad frequent cor sured furniture, &c. to the amount of £500. The respondence with Mr. B. and is well acquainted
evidence on this trial was long and complicated with bis hand-writing. (Looking at the letter.) but the only circumstances which appeared to He believes it to be Mr. B.'s hand-writing. On make against the prisoner, were, that he the day his cross-examination be said, he first suspected before the fire, busied himself in causing to be that the letter came from some of the Foresters. removed from one out-house to a ncarer, the stacks of wood with which the house was fired 1 plea, and pleaded Not Guilty. The prisoner, (as the prisoner stated his supposition at the time who was a good-looking young man, seemed maliciously), bis de positing of a few privato pål- | greatly affected during the whole of his trial. pers and quills over the privy, and of his bury- || The prosecutrix had lived servant with Mr ing a quantity of copybooks of no great value in Brown, a farmer, at leden, in whose service the bis garden, planting over them a flower for bet. ll prisoner also was. The young man had paid bis ter concealment. It was proved, however, that addresses to the prosecutrix, but she left the ser: the prisoner's plate and watch, which might i vice of Mr. Brown, and shewed considerable have been more probably removed, were burnt, shyness and reserve to the prisoner, which, in ani pod that lie had actually sent for the latter on the irritable miud, had probably led to the attack of evening of the fire to the house of a neighbour wbich he was guilty. --Ann Ocklcton, the prowhere he had been visiting, and where he had for
secutrix, when she appeared to give her eri. getfully left it. The prisoner had inmediately be
dence, was so agitated, that it was with great dif fore the fire been in town to transfer insurance officulty she could proceed. She is about twenty £50, upon a cottage to a further security of his Hvears of age, and a handsome young woman. The furniture; but that cottage it was proved he following is the substance of what she stated, re. had before sold. He then stated to bis friend, specting the attempt made by the prisoner:the secretary of the insurance office, that he was on the evening of the 4th of September last, she afraid his house would be burnt, in consequence went with her annt, Jane Ockleton, to gik in a of the incendiary spirit of the neighbourhood, field about half a mile from Aldborough ; on their and always stated to those to whom he told the
way thither they were met by the prisoner, who story of the fire a presentiment, which possessed said to her, “ How do you do, Nancy?" She bim on the evening of the fire that the casnalty
| answered—“ Very well, thank you." The priwould happen. It was proved by the prisoner's
soner then stopped, and she said, “If you mean brother, the Rev. Richard Bingham, Incumbent
to go with us, I will return home." "The priof Gosport Chapel, and Thgistrate for the
soner replied, “No ; I do not want to go with county of Hants; and Captain Joseph Bingham,
you';" and then turned, and walked towards the R. N. that the prisoner's books and furniture
town, and the witness and her aunt went for. were worth from £900 to £ 1000, and that he
ward ; they were employed abont a quarter of an was in far froin distressed circumstances, other
hour in milking. On their return home, at a wise lie would have applied to the former brother,
short distance from the close, they met the prias lie had before done, and always been relieved,
soner, who spoke to her aunt, and desired ber to and that the latter hrother had lately laid down a
leave her with biin, as lie wislied to have some large sum to free the prisoner from his embar
talk with her; which heraunt orcised; when rassments, upon the positive assurance that the
the prisoner swore, and said lie did not care for prisoner had told his brother the extent of liis
her, and turning bimself round, stood before debts, and was made a free and happy man.
them, and said, “ Stop!” and drew a knife from Many of the prisoner's neighbours and servants
his pocket and opened it, on which witness and also spoke of his farniture, linen, &c.-The pri
her aunt set up a loud cry, and witness det fall soner on this occasion also read a writion de
the milk-pail. She then ran back two or three fence, and the learned Chief Baroy recapitu
yards, and was followed by the prisoner, who lated and commented on the whole of the evi
caught her in his arms, and threx ber on the dence, adopting the prisoner's expression, that he
ground, he falling with ber; he then cuit het must have been mad to bave coinmitted the crime
throat with a knife; and after being wounded in of which he was charged, if the testimony of his the neck, she wrested the knife from him, and llon, Brotbers were to be at all credited. The threw it over the hedge-nd while lie was seekJury fouud the prisoner -“ Not Guilty,” ....
ing the knife, supposing she lod dropped it near . ; YORKSHIRE. sin ll the spot, 'she extricated herself from liim, and rar ATTEMPTAT MURDER.-At the York Assizes away, the prisoner pursuing ber; and almost James Whitehead was tried for attempting to immediately met Isaac Ellard, whe took her unmorder his sweetheart. The prisoner being ar- | der lvis protection isaac Ellard said, on the 4th raigned, pleaded Guilty, which plea be persisted September he met Ann Oekleton in the lane, and in for a considerable time; but by the advice of James Whitehead pursuing her. She exclaimed, the Court, and the repeated entreaties of his “ Save my life!"-and witness shouted out, Counsel and friends, lic reluctantly withdrew liis My friend, what have you been doing?"-TO