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Bank, to have carried on these forgeries, without || jected altogether unless corroborated by circume a confederate within, as these dividend warrants stances indisputable. Mr. Garrow added that he, were useless, without a clerk's sanction, and this however, had a strong confirniation which must be case was of the last importance, inasmuch as the credited. Armitage bad informed Roberts that prisoner had sacrificed his interest and betrayed Mills, the clerk, had two notes of £1000 each in his trust. The dividend warrants are kept by the his possession for payment of dividends on a clerk, and can only be got out by his means; and certain day, but they had not been required, and with an out-door confederate the forgery was
he had returned them, but they would probably easy. The learned Counsel continued, that the || be re-issued to him the following day. This fact prisoner, together with Roberts, and a man of was the case, as proved by entries, and some one the name of Hudson, had frequently met to com in the Bank must have made it known to Roberts. mit a forgery of magnitude upon the Bank, and Roberts underwent an examination of three after serious consultation the plan was hit upon.
hours. He said he had known the prisoner seven The prisoner agreed to furnish his ont-door con years, and witness had been an attorney's clerk. federates with blank dividend warrants, six in He also knew Hudson, who had been a bank. number, which Roberts filled up with Bank ink, rupt, and the three had often met in consultain order that the appearance might be quite cor tion about raising money by Bank forgeries. rect. Roberts did the filling up part and the | They met at the Angel, at Islington, White forgery of the paines, &c. with considerable skill, Conduit House, &c. Their discussions were al. and Hudson undertook to get the mouey by the
ways in private. Witness stated that Hudson was following stratagem :-Having seen a newspaper
for forging to the amount of £10,000, but Armi. advertisement of a clerk wanting a situation, | tage disapproved of that, as the party offering the Hudson, who had turned stock-broker, engaged dividend warrant, would in claiming such a sum, hin, and this youth was sent by virtue of his em he liable to go before the principals, who were ployment, to claim the dividends, whilst Roberts | acquainted with the principal stock-bolders, was in attendance to look after the money. The and get detected. The sum obtained was fixed prisoner knew who was coming for the money, on by the prisoner, and it was agreed to forge and he was present at getting the business done, I the name of a clergyman, as they were in gebut when ascribing payment to the Bank, he neral large stock holders. Witness went to forgot who paid it. A Mr. Mills had lately come prove the case strongly against Armitage, who into the Bank, and the prisoner was superio- || he said had procured him six dividend warrants, tendant, so that the money was obtained as the and who was the first planner of the business.dividend of one who had no stock. Mr. Mills Witness continued to prove what Mr. Garrow was a novice in the office, but he had Arinitage || bad stated, and a repetition of which would be on his right hand. The sum obtained was
an echo of that gentleman's speech. In cross, £2,400, in large notes, which Roberts got ex
examination, witness often appealed to the Court changed, and after giving Hudson £500, the re
against answering any interrogatories to cri, maiuder was to be shared betwixt the prisoner minate bimself, but he confessed having often and Roberts, who altered the numbers of the
been in custody, and he wrote a narrative of notes, by making the o into a 9, and the into the whole business to the Bank Directors from as a 4. The female associate of Roberts, K. Willis, “innate love of justice, and a desire to make an assisted in circulating the notes, but on her para much reparation for his offences as possible." mour being taken, she was alarmed for her own Mr. Mills corroborated Roberts in some measure safety, and she made a confession. The principal || by documents, and he prored Hart received the winess in the case was Roberts, the accomplice, £2000 of the prisoner.-K. Willis, the compa. who came before the Jury laden with guilt, and nion of Roberts, entered into a long history lie would wish to redeem binastii hy charging the of the intimacy which subsisted between Roberts, prisoner. Mr. Garrow cautioned the Jury in an
the prisoner, and Hudson, and she proved elegant harangue, to watch narrowly every syl- | Roberts having filled the dividend warrants, and labie he uttered, and not to give credit to one various other matters, in corroboration of Roberts' word he uttered which was not confirmed by
,—The Jury, after deliberating three others. Such polluted testimony should be re bours, found the prisoner Guilty-Death.
INCLUDING REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES, &e.
IN THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.
vantage over me amongst the brushwood, with A REMARKABLE INSTANCE of LONG INCUM which this place abovuded. But being farther DENCY.-The following epitaph is in the parish from him than Rogers, I faced about, determined church of Carlton, in this county :-" To the to let him take his blow, and then, he having memory of Mr. Thomas Wills, who lived Parson missed me, by my jumping on one side, I had of Carlton and Chellington, about threescore another run for it; but on turning round, I found and ten years. He died the second of August, the bull within three or four yards of me, in the 1642, aged above an bundred.”
act of tossing poor Rogers. I had the preCurious EPITAPH.-In Toddington church, sence of mind, most fortunately for me, to same county, is an epitaph on Lady Maria Went
throw myself flat on my face ; Rogers was tossed worth, who died in 1632, aged 18 years. The directly over me, and on falling, was made anfollowing passage, alluding to her early death, ll other thrust at by the bull, who, after having affords a curious specimen of the extravagant | thumped him with his horns, came to me, as I lay mode of expression in that age :
quite still, holding my breath, and expeeting the -“ Her soul grew so fast within
same faie; but after having smelt me, and tried to “ It broke the outward shell of sin,
turn me over with his nose, which he was not “ And so was hatch'd a cherubim."
able to do, be lay down between Rogers and me, KENT.
keeping a watchful eye over us—a most formidable TEAZING AN OVER-DRIVEN Bull. — The companion truly! We lay there about three or following letter, extracted from a provincial four minutes, during which time the bystanders Newspaper, is inserted with permission from the were running in all directions for guns to shoot father of the writer, and it is hoped that the cou
the bull. The whole was a perfect scene of terror tents of it will discourage young persons from
and confusion. When they got the guns they wantonly provoking animals, whose strength and
durst not shoot, for fear of shooting Rogers or rage are most dangerous to the limbs and the myself, who lay concealed from them among the lives of inconsiderate and rash assailants :-"A brush wood. At last it was resolved a dog should party of Cadets, with myself, were some time ago,
be set upon the bull to draw him away froin us, going a small jaunt to Shooter's Hill; we met
who, after having passed three or four times over upon the hill a party of soldiers and people, who my body, with the bull after him, at last luckily were pelting and teazing an over-driven bull, made a circuit the contrary way, which the byand we, like so many fools, must needs make one
standers observing, cried ont, Run, Gentle of the party; when one of the Cadets, of the name men, run, if you mean to be saved.” I imme. of Elton, a cockney, went and struck the bull, diately jumped up, and called out to poor Rogers, as he was lying down, with a pole about nine
who made no answer, so that I hastily concluded feet in length, and two inches in diameter, over
he was dead. On getting into the road, the Cathe head, supposing (as I dare say he had never
dets and people assembled round me, anxiously seen a bull before), that he would run away. But inquiring if I was hurt, as few of them knew on the contrary, springing up from the ground, that two persons were down. However, having on all fours, he made a furious bolt at him, soon satisfied their auxious inquiries, I told which, most luckily for him, missed; but on them that poor Rogers was lying amongst the opening his eyes (as they always make their blows brushwood, and, as I supposed, killed, or nearly with their eyes shut) be perceived me and so. The bull was immediately shot, and Rogers Rogers, whose father is a Warwickshire man,
carried, almost dead, to the hospital, where he and lives at Hagley, and knows the Paynes, at
expired in the course of twenty-nine hours. H. about forty yards distance, directly before him, was opened and a Coroner's Inquest taken on the and he came towards us with prodigious bounds, body. The horn entered the lower part of the with head and tail erect, and came up to us before back, and passed through him, which occasioned we could collect our scattered intellects, to devise a slight mortification, and he went off very easily. means of escape. Had I ran on the bull would
But what a tragical and shocking end to a young certainly have overtaken me, having so much ad man just entering into life.” Na. XX. Vol. III.N.S.
mon, attracted thousands from the metropolis, Review on Hounslow Heath.–Upwards and the neighbouring counties. So soon as the of 2000 cavalry, consisting of the brigade of the
dawn broke, the inhabitants of every quarter of 10th, 15th, and 18th Light dragoons, manæuvred
London were in motion, Aware of the advan. on Monday, June 17th, on Hounslow Heath, i tage of securing a good situation, immense mulunder the command of Lord Paget.-The regi.
titudes were seen proceeding on foot at so early ments arrived on the ground at teu o'clock; they
an hour as three o'clock towards the scene of the were commanded, the 10th, on the right, by Lieu
review. Torrents of pedestrians continued to tenant-Colonel Grant, the isth in the centre, by
pour towards Wimbledon by every road that led Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, and the 15th on the
to it, till nine o'clock. The carriages of every left, by the Duke of Cumberland. The Prince sort and the equestrians began to more at
an early bour in the same direction Regent arrived on the ground at eleven o'clock, accompanied by the Dukes of York, Cambridge,
constituted one solid unbroken line of immense Cumberland, Kent, and suite, escorted by a extent. The troops from the west end of the troop of dragoon guards; a salute of cannon
town began to move towards the ground about
six o'clock. The detachment from the Guards, from the right and left of the live having announced his approach. The Prince took his sta.
ander General Dilkes, marched through the tion in the centre of the line ; and the troops,
Park and down Sloane-street: the Horse Guards, vhich were formed in divisions, were wheeled into
St. George's Volunteers, &c. by Brompton, bando line hy the word of command from Lord Paget. playing national airs, the people cheering as The Prince and suite rode down the front of they passed. Some of the troops went in the the line, and up betwixt ranks, when close co
new military cars, which contain each twelva lumns were formed, and the whole passed in half
men, and convey troops with great rapidity.
Most of the City corps embarked in large boats squadrons, with open ranks io review order, and next in single files. After forming in close co
provided for the occasion, at so early an hour as lumns in the rear of the left half squadron, the
three o'clock, and taking advantage of the tide,
ascended the river as far as Putney, from whence line was again formed by wheeling the divisions threes to the left, except the left division which they marched to their stations. Among these took ground in front, and were packed threes
were the two regiments belonging to the East
India Company. Such were the scenes at tbe about. This manæuvre had a very pleasing ef
different outlets from London to Wimbledon. At fect, but was partly hidden by clouds of dust.
Wimbledon by six o'clock, many persons had Two brigades of artillery, consisting of two
taken their stations on the Heath; parties were troops, six guns, and a howitzer, each ad
seen selecting their posts ; coaches arrived and vanced in front firing, and the line retreated by
stood in lines; the tops, the insides, the backs all half squadrons alternately. After charging two
crowded. By nine some of the troops had arfronts, the line formed close column in the rear of the right half squadron, and after taking Twickenham, others from Brentford, Staines,
rived; the 15th Dragoons from Richmond and ground to the right, under protection of the
Eghain ; the Royal Artillery and the Foot Guards, cannon, the troops deployed into line on the
the Life Guards, the 18th Dragoons, the 2d and third squadron; a manæuvre executed on the
3d Dragoon Guards. Then came the Volunteer gallop in perfect order, and which had an effect highly interesting. A charge in line followed
Corps. It was a fine sight to see them approach
the Heath as to one common centre from all these manæuvres. The troops afterwards chang. cd front, and charged again in squadrons, with
parts. As soon as they arrived on the Common, equal steadiness; and at two o'clock the line they assembled in close column of companies in was again formed, and a royal salute was given.
and behind the right of their own ground ready A dragoon belonging to the 15th was dismounted
to deploy in line. In this manner the right comin the charge in line, and seriously hurt; as was
pany or division of each corps stood on its proalso an Artillery Officer, who, however, mounted
per ground which it was to occupy in the line, again immediately.
and the others in close columns behind it; and
each corps, for this purpose, marched with its SURREY.
right in front. About half past ten the general The REVIEW. The cager curiosity excited line was ordered to be formed by deploying to by the superb military spictacle which took the left. Then was seen one of the finest sights place on Monday, June 10, on Wimbledon Como ! possible : the extent of the Heath, the beauty of
the day, the fineness of the different regiments, first line by files, to the left of the Hon. Artil. the steadiness of their discipline, the exactness lery Company, taken up by the left of the of their maneuvres, the assembled crowds reach second line, and proceeding to the right of ing from one end of the Common to the other, it; each corps, after firing, loaded, and stood all made the spectacle such an one as
shouldered. At the sixth cannon, the same tiring scarcely be described in adequate terms. The and loading was repeated. At the seventh cannon whole of the troops were under the immediate the same firing repeated. At the eight cannon, command of the Duke of Cambridge, as Com three English cheers were given, bats and lands mander of the home district. They were drawn waving in the air, drums beating, music playing up in two lines of at least one mile and an balf of « God save the King.” At the ninth canextent. The right rested ou Wimbledon-green, non, the whole of the two extensive lines from whence the line was continued the full inarched by his Royal Highness in order of relength of the Common to the south-east; and the view, officers saluting, the troops with their eyes left touched the road that leads across the Com fixed on bim, and the colours of each regiment mon from London to Portsmouth; the Earl of dropping as they passed. The Prince Regent Spencer's park-wall being right in their front. received each corps with marked attention. He The Prince left Carlton-honse about a quarter | saluted the officers by putting his hand to before eleven. A great concourse of people had
his bat; and as the colours of each corps been waiting in Pall-Mall to see him set out; his passed he remained uncovered, as did also the Royal Highness went in his travelling carrriage, Commander in Chief. As the regiments passed preceded and followed by several servants on the Prince, they filed off' in the best order possible horseback. At a quarter before twelve the first to the different roads leading froin the Coramon; signal-gun was fired to notify the Regent's ap and every part of the conduct of the troops did proach; the whole military stood shouldered, and credit to the officers by whom they were commandthe Royal Artillery and Artillery Company fired ed. The review was over before five o'clock. each a royal salute. The crowd rent the air The day was remarkably fine, and the spectators with acclamations. His Royal Highness was ac were numerous beyond all former example. It companied to the ground by the Duke of York, was supposed that, including the troops (about who, on reaching the centre of the line, imme- || 20,000), there were at least 200,000 persons on diately drew his sword, and took the command the ground. Every postchaise, glass coach, gis, of the field, as Commander in Chief. The Prince buggy, and taxed cart, had been engaged for Regent was also attended by a vast retiuue, and many days; even a hackney coach was not to be was mounted on a beautiful grey charger, richly had, except at the most exorbitant price. Milicaparisoned (the saddle alone, it is said, cost tary telegraphs were planted on the ground for nearly five hundred guineas), dressed in a full conveying the orders from right to left. One of suit of General's regimentals, with the Order of the Volunteers belonging to the Westminster the Garter, and a diamond star. A few minutes corps suddenly dropped down while Colonel after the Prince arrived in front of the line, a Robinson was giving the word of command for second cannon tired, and the whole liue present the dismissal of the regiment from the ground, ed arms, officers saluting, and the bands playing and was taken into Lord Grantham's house, at “ God save the King.” A third cannon fired, the end of the Common apparently dead. One and the line sbouldered, supported arms, and re of the horses that was taken from a carriage that mained steady. His Royal Highness then pro was standing near the artillery, at the lower end ceeded to the right of the line, and from the of the ground, took fright at the report of the right of the first line to the left, and from the
cannon, which they were firing, and set off right of the second line to the left, the music galloping through the line that was formed by playing as he passed; the Commander in Chief | the troops, and in his progress overturned a lightrode on his left hand. After passing from one end horesinan and his horse, when the animal to the other, of those extensive lines, bis Royal trampled upon bim, and beat his cye out.
He Highness took his stand considerably to the was immediately conveyed to a neighbouring right of the centre. A fourth cannon was then house, where a surgeon attended him, and sucfired as a signal that the wbole of the troops should ceeded in extractiog the eye from the socket, and load and shoulder. At the fifth cannon a seu he is now in a fair way of recovery. A gentleman de joie was fired, beginning by the Royal Artil- | also, while stepping into his carriage, hud his lery on the right, passing along the ranks of the l. leg broke, by the horse running away, in conse,
quence of the firing of guns from the Volunteers. that illustrious statesman was placed at the head Several other accidents occurred.-On Friday, of affairs. His Lordship's first political office was 3000 cavalry were reviewed upon Wimbledon the Treasurership of the Navy, an office which Common by the Prince Regent. The troops, he discharged with great ability, and with the consisting of four regiments, viz. The Life most laudable zeal for the comforts of our gallant Guards, Dragoon Guards, Queen's Bays, and seamen. Lord Melville was successively one of Flying Artillery, with six pieces of cannon, ap
the Secretaries of State, President of the Board of peared on the Common soon after nine in the Controul, and First Lord of the Admiralty. He morning. His Royal Highness the Prince Re was not only the firm supporter of Mr. Pitt during gent arrived between eleven and twelve o'clock,
the whole of his administration, but his private with the Duke of York, Duke of Cambridge,
friend. Nobody was better acquainted with the Duke of Cumberland, the Staff Officers, and a true principles of the constitution than this strong escort. The Life Guards and the grena Nobleman, and no man more anxious to promote diers of the Foot Guards, formed the Staff, and
the interest of the United Empire, and to mainthe ground was kept by a party of the Dragoon tain harmony among all its members. It is need. Guards dismounted. His retinue made a most less to advert to the circumstances which occa. magnificent appearance. The movements of the sioned his Lordship’s removal from office, which cavalry excited admiration. The different squa took place before he was tried on the charges drons displayed the most steady discipline. The which were brought against him. He was hofour regiments charged in succession, in a style nourably acquitted by his Peers, but the country which could not be excelled ; and after a variety | lost a very able and zealous servant, when he was of cavalry manæuvres, principally under the obliged to give way to the tide of prejudice which direction of his Royal Highness the Duke of had been raised against him. All he said in ParYork, the whole made a grand salute. A dis
Tiament was marked by shrewd sense, a perfect charge of artillery took place at the same time || knowledge of the subject, and a strenuous zeal for on the right and left of the line; and the review the welfare of his country. He was rather to be ended.
considered as an able debater, than as an eloquent YORKSHIRE.
speaker.-When out of office he never lost sight INGENUITY.-As a proof of the ingenuity of || of the public interest, and though greatly ad. Sheffield workmen, and the perfection to which vanced in life, he employed his vigorous mind in cutlery articles have been carried, a knife has been attention to the naval defence of this country. He made containing seventeen articles, viz. three was very anxious that a capacious harbour should blades, button-hook and saw, leather punch and be formed at Northfleet, and not only exerted screw-driver, box cork-screw, hook and gimblet, || hinself for that purpose in Parliament, but pubtwo phleames, picker and tweezers, two lancets, | lished a pamphlet on the subject, in which he with a ring at the head ; the knife is only 11-16ths | detailed the whole of his plan, and supported it of an inch long, and weighis one pennyweight || by strong facts and powerful reasoning. In prifourteen grains.
vate life he was distinguished for his good-humour
and convivial temper, and few persons bad more SCOTLAND,
friends, even amongst those who were not inDEATH OF LORD MELVILLE.-Tbis Noble
debted to him for promoting their interest.-His anan, who was so much distinguished in the poli- | Lordship’s father was the Right Hon. Robert tical world, died on the 29th of May at Edin
Dundas, Lord President of the Court of Session burgh. He was found dead in his bed in the
in Scotland, and M. P. for the county of Midmorning. He had arrived in that citty for the
Lothian. Lord Melville was twice married, first sole purpose of attending the funeral of his friend
to Elizabeth, the daughter of David Rendie, of the Lord President.-Tbe talents and learning of this Nobleman were universally acknowledged, Hope. His Lordship is succeeded in his title of
Melville Castle, Esq. and secondly, to Lady Jane and he proved himself a profound statesman
Viscount Melville, in the county of Edinburgh, through all the different offices which he occupied.
and Baron Dunira, in the county of Perth, by He was a very active member of the House of
the Right Hon. Robert Dundas, now President of Commons while he was Lord Advocate of Scot
the Board of Controul. land, and accompanied Mr. Pitt into office when
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