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went away. A day or two afterwards came a most frequently. Soon after Meyer bud got the bills, artful 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, sigued Yeates and Phillips, dekuown would reach him. This letter was signed scribing themselves as merchants, 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 fainily in Ireland, and requesting payment. This heiug resused, letters requested her 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 his Lordsaw coming out of the Marquis's house, because ship's feelings, stating to him that the world Meyer was noted for bis nefarious trà nsactions ; I would lie apt to say, " birds of a feather flocked that in fact he had amassed his great wealth in together;" 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 house 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 lis not paying the bills. They thereThat he made pretended purebases and sales of fore advised him 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 pribe made the parties to whoin he lent the money suner's son, and they had the rough drafts in Da. pay len and fifteen per cent. The writer at last
venport Sedley's hard-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 miglit injure him, if he knew by 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 inteud. bills were parted with voluntarily, on the suppoed effect. He was led to believe he was dealing sítion 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 bad 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 under. took, and for which he never did receive a fare taking to prefer another indictment; but Kierthing consideration except only £100. Meyer | ruli tendering respectable bail, he was admitted gave his cross acceptances, which, of course, were 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 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, Kierruli
' wrote to say he helda £500 || marching regiinent, 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 neighbourhood of the he knew the terms Meyer had proposed. When 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 most 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-house 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 £700 without the att. his wife having expostulated with him, and re thority of his master, and had absconded from fusing to let him have any more, be attacked her | Lyny with it. Several persons were dispatched in the most brutal manner, beat her, and knocked in various directions in pursuit of him, and be her several times down; in short, notwithstand was traced to Boston, but there lost. The Attor. ing ber most earnest solicitations, and the inter
ney having written off to his agent in London, ference of the other woman, who was present, he with a description of his person, 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 Aone Smith, I and Vickery was employed to go in pursuit of thie who frequently made efforts to assnage the vio
offender. He learned that some of the Bank lence and brutality of his temper, 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 use her in the very same way, if she dared to in
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 irns, 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 bis defrightful state. Every medical and surgical as
scription, had arrived by the Boston coach early sistance was afforded her, but all to no purpose,
that morning, at the Saracen's Head Inn, Snow. and after lingering six or seven days more, she
bill, in company with a young lady, who was died.-On behalf of the prisoner it was stated,
then in the inn waiting his return. In the mean that he was drunk, and did not know that he
time one of the Bankers from Lynn arrived, and was doing ; but that as soon as he discovered the
waited with Vickery till the described young mischief which he committed, be appeared dis
man returued, when the Banker identified bim as tracted, and expressed the inost ardent contrition
the person who 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 sonie deliberation, which Vickery took him into custody, also the bronght in a verdict of Guilty.--The Recorder
young lady he had travelled with ; and on scarchthen, in a solemn inanner, 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, i 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 LYNN.-On Saturday se’n night,
£50 for in London, and he had purchased se: a Clerk 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 himn is of a very respectable family with his Bank-book, and desired to have £700. and connections at Boston, and had eloped witir Without any other authority iliey let him have him for the purpose of being married in London, it, and the business being done in a hurry, not
without any knowledge of low he became posone of the numbers of the notes were taken. In
sessed of the notes. a short time after, it was discovered that the
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 canvas; but his friends were energetic in bis supwhen 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 upos " The laureate wreath that Cecil wore," the express condition, that his Royal relative the place was a most amusing scene of bustle should declipe a canvas. It was understood by and activity. The Duke of Rutland had been communication from the Committee in London, bere for many days. His illustrious antagonist that four hundred and seventy votes had been perhaps better consulted the dignity of the Sc actually promised 10 the Duke of Gloucester. Na
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 assurauce of ultimate success. On
two, twenty minutes after the culprit had beca the contrary, his most noble antagouist 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 Mon. power, were circumstancess of great weight; and day night, the 25th of March, about twelve many who were not swayed by political motives, | o'clock, the dwelling-house of William Norcop, were biassed by fox-bunting ones, to give him | Esq. of Betton, Halos, 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 bin in bed, while the third preing used in favour of the Duke of Beaufort, at sented a pistol, demanding the immediate sur. the Oxford election; and it is most remarkable, render of his money and keys, but not perthat the lulus of the House of Spencer, Lord Al- mitting him to rise, one of them took bis thorpe, voted for the Duke of Rutland on this breeches, which lay on a chair near the bed, and very account; while his Lordship's father, Lord rifled his pockets, taking thereout two guincas 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 they attempted to open a desk the room, but suffer them to overpower his party feelings, ap not succeeding in unlocking it, two of them peared and voted for the Duke of Gloucester, wrenched it open, while the third stood over Mr. The contest terminated in favour of the Duke of | Norcop, keeping bim 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, 470The Duke of Rutland, 336–
SOMERSETSHIRE. Majority for his Highness the Duke of Gloucester, 114. When the result of the contest was an
DieD.-On Sunday, April 7th, at his liouse in Bounced, the gownsmen in the gallery of the
Green Park-place, Bath, aged 83, Sir William Sepate-house, rose from their seats, and gave
Addington, Knt, who for upwards of twentythree cheers.
eight years was a Magistrate of the Public Office,
Bow-street, in whieb situation he evinced a GLOUCESTERSHIRE.
spirit, fidelity, and zeal for the public good, DREADFUL Mistake. William Townley | highly honourable to his character. To the year was executed on Saturday, March 30th, at the 1795, at a Meeing in St. Pancras-fields, he was drop in front of Gloucester Gaol, agreeably to bis 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- || tinguished. In the memorable affair of Hadfield, parently experienced no protracted struggle or be acted with that penetration and firmness, unsuffering-On Friday night, March 29th (says shaken by popular ferment, for which he was rethe Bath Paper) “ a reprieve for the above man
markable; and although his judgment at the was put into the Post Office of Hereford, ad.
time was questioned, and his conduct severely dressed, by mistake! to 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 Jury, 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 Mcssrs. Bird and
the treatment he experienced in this affair, was Wollaston, Under Sheriffs 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 Iy sent off with the utmost celerity, by Mr. Ben
Bingham, was arraigned at Horsham, on the 26thi net, of the Hotel, at his own expence, who start Mareb, on two indicumcats ; the first charging
him with sending a letter without a signature, Mr. B. has been curate many years of Maresthreatening to burn the houses, barns, &c. of field, and had always duly performed liis clerical Richard Jenner; and the other charging him with duties. He had also been instrumental in foundsetting fire to liis own house, to defraud the In- \ing 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, wbich 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, did 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 Rèrenge!-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 wbich 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 follow. mame, your Stack shall bluze, 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 conversaJenner, who said his father lived at Maresfield;
tion with a man in custody on a charge of felony, the prisoner was clergyman of Maresfield; he
of the name of Best; be observed, he supposed
witness bad beard of the letter; he replied he went to school to him, and lie taught him to
had; he then said he wished the witness would write. He has seen Mr. Bingham write; he and
examine Best, as he bare 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 Sherbrother and a cousin returned home with hiin.
field said be had known Mr. Bingham about five Mr. B. overtook them on horseback; he said in a joke he would ride over ns. After Mr. B. got orders in the country, no man had been more
years. In doing liis dutý, in redressing disby, he saw a letter dropping to the ground. He diligent. lle had a very good opinion of Mr. was then distant about six roods; he thought it';
Bingham, and he was convinced he had incurred came from Mr. B. but he was not sure; he
a great deal of rancour by his attempt to repress thought so, because he saw it flying in the air
the disorders of the foresters. The Rev. 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. Matiz, of Trant, and the Rev. Sackville Bayle, Mr. B. rode forward, but looked back very all spoke of the prisoner in torms of the highest inuch. 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 mivuteness, and iinFarm, on which there is barns,oxen, sheep, corn,' pressed the Jury ştrongly with the necessity of &c. He is called by his familiar friends “ Dick."
their being perfectly satisfied, as there was ng He was in London when the letter in question motive in evidence which could induce the was found. He had kpown 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 hiin the last person Guity.”—The same prisoner was then indicted to do him an unfriendly act. He apprehended for setting fire to his house, with a view to de himself to be meant by “ Dick” in the letter, frand 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 inlavds 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 his 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 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), his depositing of a few privato pa greatly affected during the whole of his trial.-pers and quills over the privy, and of his bury The prosecutrix hud 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. prisoner also was. The young man had paid bis ter concealment. It was proved, however, that addresses to the prosecuitrix, but she left the ser: the prisoner's plate and watch, which might vice of Mr. Brown, and shewed considerable have been more probably removed, were burnt, shyness and reserve to the prisoner, which, in an pod that he had actually sent for the latter on the irritable miud, had probably led to the attack of evening of the tire to the house of a neighbour which he was guilty. -Ann Oekleton, the prowhere he had beer 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 diffore the fire been ia town to transfer insurance officulty she could proceed. She is about twenty £50, upon a cottage to a further security of liis
years 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 aunt, Jane Ockleton, to wik 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 tvere 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 casualty 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, Ineurybent
to go with us, I will return home." "The priof Gosport Chapel, and Tagistrate 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 furạiture
town, and the witness and her aunt went for. were worth from £900 to £ 1000, and that lie
ward ; they were employed abont a quarter of an was in far from 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, thry 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 wished to have some large sum to free the prisover from his embar
talk with her; which het arint droined; when rassments, upon the positive assurance that the
the prisoner swore, and said loe did not care for prisoner had told his brother the extent of liis
her, and turning himself 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 furniture, linen, &c.—The pri
her aunt set up a loud cry, and witness let fall soner on this occasion also read a written 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 eyi
caught her in his arms, and threw her on the dence, adopting the prisoner's expression, that he ground, he filling with ber; he then cut her 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 lion, 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.
the spot, 'she extricated herself from liim, and ran ATTEMPT AT MURDER. -At the York Assizes away, the prisoner pursuing ber ; and almost James Whitehead was tried for attempting to immediately met Isaac Ellard, whe inok her unmorder his sweetheart. The prisoner being ar der his protection-saac 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 ofJames Whitehead pursuing her. She exclaimed, the Court, and the repeated entreaties of his
my life!"-and witness shouted out, Counsel and friends, hic reluctantly withdrew lis "My friend, what lave you been doing ?"-TO