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three months, and the sheriff's preceding Wednesday, ended, otficer to pay a fine of 301, and be when 'four convicts received sencommitted till he pay the same. tence of death ; James Purse, for a

This day the following rape on the person of Eliz. Mid31. decision was made respect. winter; Wm. Edwards, for robing bankrupts, by the Earl of bing Wm. Randall on the highMansfield, which being materially way, and brutally cutting off two necessary to be known to the prace of bis fingers; Joseph Biley, for tisers in the law, but more cipe- stealing a cow; and Tho. Humcially to those who have concerns phrys, for robbing Wm. Biliany, in bankruptcy, we here give it to the on the lighway near Pancras. At, public. Mr. Ifaac, the plaintiff, this feftions Albert Lowe was tried brought his action against Mr. for the murder of his wife, and Harrison, the theriff of Sussex, for found guilty of manslaughter; to having returned a warrant, ' Non whom the judge made a very moveft inventus,' in an action, Isaac ing speech, addreised to the feelagainst Henwood, when in fact ings of the criininal, who had been the defendant Flenwood had been guilty, he said, of the moft agarrested, but the officer had thought gravated instance of manslaughter proper not to hold his prisoner on he had ever remembered to come his having been fourd a bankrupt, before any court. He did not ar. and on his producing a summons raign the jury for their verdict, from the commiflioners of bank. but he sentenced the prisoner to ruptcy, which he conüidered as a 12 months imprisonment in Newprotection from arrests before the gate, which doubles the usual puday fixed for his final surrender, nishment. which the sheriff on the above A man,' who had been. trial made the ground of his de- taken at an E O table in ga fence. The Meritf produced Mr. Guilford, and a pettifogger in the . Wells, the messenger, to prove law, were brought before Alderthe bankruptcy, and that · Hen- man Wooldridge at Guildhall, on wood was in custody, subsequent warrants granted in consequence to the service of the commissioners' of bills of indi&tment being found summons: Lord Mansfield de against them the last feflions at the clared, that a commitlion of bank- Old Bailey, for an alarming inruptcy could not prevent the bank. Itance of villainy. The former rupt from arrest any farther than was charged with wilful and corat the actual time of the bankrupt's rupt perjury, committed by affidagoing to, staying with, and com- vit sworn to a debt of 11001. be. ing from the commillioners, and ing due to him from a wine merdirected the jury to find a verdict chant at the west end of the town, for the plaintiff with full cofts of whom he bad never seen or dealt fuit, which they did accordingly, with in any respect; and the other Mr. Dunning and Mr. Morgan, was accused with acting as a willing counsel for the plaintiff, the folic agent, in the character of an atcitor general for the defendant. torney, and issuing the writ, . not

The sessions at the Old in bis own name, but that of anoBailey, which began the ther man. The wine-merchant



related the following particulars : new trial, other authorities inclinviz. As a member of a fociety for ing to a different opinion were the prevention and punithment of quoted, and upon folemn deliberafrauds, he had been very active to tion of the bench, it was agreed counteract a plot formed to fwin that it was not absolutely requi. dle a French gentleman out of a fite a felony should be coininitted. large sum of money, which did His lordship adverted to the dan. not succeed; the parties who mil- ger and inconvenience of a con. carried in this scheme vowed re. stable being liable to actions, if venge, and the first step they took the charge Nould turn out to be was to endeavour to destroy the re. groundless; and thewed also how putation of the wine merchant by the public would be affected, pro. an information at the Board of vided a peace officer had no authoExcise, for defrauding the reve. rity to secure a man suspected of nue to a considerable amount; felony, and of whom he was rebut the commiflioners saw through quired, at his peril, to lay hold as the iniquity of the business, and a thief. A constable's duty was stopt the prosecution. Soon after not to enquire, but to bring the which, they put the iniquitous offender, or supposed criminal, bescheme in execution, the swearing fore a magistrate for him to exthe above falle debt. They were amine. If the charge was defeccommitted for trial, and the so tive, or malicious, the party had ciety are to profecute, that the ex- a remedy against the person who pence may not fall upon an in- employed the officer. At the same · jured individual.

time the conduct of the confiable och This day the revived should be pure and incorrupt; he aqueo cause (on a motion for a mould know of no preconcerted new trial last term) between a plan of oppression; it should be Jew dealer in lace, plaintiff, aud · bona fide' fair, honest, and regu. two marshalmen, Payne and Gates, lar in every degree. The jury defendants, came on before the were to review the behaviour of Earl of Mansfield, at Guildhall. the marshalmen, and if there apThe only question was, whether peared any thing like a job in it, the defendants were justified in they had exceeded the line of their apprehending the plaintiff on a authority, and were respon Gible. charge of felony, which, on ex- No such kind of conduct had been amination before a magiftrate, was imputed to them; there was no dismisled? Lord Mansfield, in a proof, nor any colour of evidence very clear and full manner, Jaid to charge them with improper modown the law as lately settled : his tives; however, if the jury thought lord ship said, that on the former they acted in the smallest degree from trial he had adhered to the doctrine combination, and with a knowof many old books, and confider- ledge of the falfity of the fact, they ed it necessary for the justification would give damages, otherwise find of a peace officer, that a felon v for them, which the jury did, and should be committed to warrant gave only 10l, against the princi. the apprehension of a supposed fe- pal who made the charge. lon : but upon the motion for a

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26th. This

hoh This day the royal assent, in question, was fully argued ; and case by virtue of a commission the judge, after having entered from his majesty, was given to into the full merits of the case, the malt bill, the recruiting bill, and pointed out the rule of right, ihe Plymouth dock bill, and se- with great precision, passed lenveral other public and private tence upon Mr. Haweis, admobills.

nithing him for his fault, forbid; Yesterday the suit brought by ding him to preach in the parish the Rev. Mr. Sellon, Miniter of of Clerkenwell for the future, and St. James, Clerkenwell, against condemning him to pay costs. the Rev. Mr. Haweis, Rector of The gross produce of the tolls Aldwinkle, in Northamptonshire, at Black-friars-bridge, from Miand Chaplain to the Right Hon. chaelmas, 1775, to Michaelmas, the Countess of Huntingdon, for 1774, amounts to 26,367 1. 13 $. reading prayers, and preaching in 6d. The loss upon bad gold, the Pantheou Chapel, in Clerken silver, and copper, amounts to well, commonly called Northamp- 20581. 12 s. 3 d. And the salaries ton Chapel, or Lady Hunting. to tollmen and watchmen, and don's Chapel, was determined in other incidental expences in that favour of Mr. Sellon. Several space, amount to no less than depositions were read, proving, on 3,8161. 16s. 5 d. one lide, that the chapel wis' a . Diev, at Hanilet, near Leeds, very large building, futhicient to Joshua Simpíon, Esq; aged 104. hold between two and three thou. At Westhill Farm in Hampfand persons; that fifteen hundred, thire, Mr. Thomas Dickens, aged or two thousand, often resorted to 105. His wite died last year aged it; that it had doors open to the 98. strect; that tickets for admission At Mortlake, Birs. Bullock, to it, had been purchased of the med 101. Rev. Mr. Taylor; and that Mr. Robert Walfingham, Esq; aged Sellon was greatly injured by it 99. in the profits of bis living. On Sir Anthony Buchanan, Bart. the other fide-That the Counters aged 96. of Huntingdon had taken a Jease of the house and premises; that the chapel was her farnily chapel; and that Mr. Haweis was chaplain

JU N E. to her ladyship, and officiated in the This day Mr. Lee moved. said chapel only in that capacity. the Court of King's Bench". A deposition given by the Rev. at the infiance of Edmund Mr. Taylor, was tead, declaring, Burke, Eig; for a rule obligthat he never fold any tickets, for ing the reputed editor of a admillion into the chapel, but that morning paper to thew cause, when any persons subscriled any, why an information Thould not be Sum for the chapel, he gave them 6led against him, for having suf. tickets for admillion, gratis. fered to be published in the paper The right of peers, and their chap- alluded to, a paragraph on the 13th lains, with respect to the point of April last, and another para


graph on the 14th of the same and their horses; the Mutiny Act, month, each grossly reflecting on as it ftands, has made ample proMr. Burke, for the part he had vision for such horses, &c. to be taken in the House of Commons quartered upon the public: when, respecting the unfortunate wretch after a thorough discussion of the who lost his life in the pillory, at contract, and the principles upon St. Margaret's Hill, Southwark, which it is framed, the judges on Tuesday the uth of April. were pleased to declare, that the The rule was granted.

horses, &c. while employed upon and The report was made to the public service, are subject to

de his majesty of the convicts the regulations and accommodaunder sentence of death in New. tions in general with the army, gate, who were convided in April and comprehended in the 78th arfeffion, when the following were ticle of the Mutiny Bill, and 18th ordered for execution on Thursday fe&ion of the articles of war. next, viz. James Early, Joba A mellage was sent from a

8th. Carr, and John Sparrow.

his majetty to each of the 12 00 The following were respited judges, offering them the protecduring his majesty's pleature : tion of the military; to which Thomas Williams, alias Charles judge Gould returned the following Calloway, Francis Thompson, and answer : “ That he had grown old Susannah Flood.

: under the protection of the Eng. This day the petition of the lith laws; that he was persuaded, Protestant Association was present. however some persons might be ed to parliament, and in the even- milled, the people in general ing the dreadful riots and confia- loved and respected the laws; grations commenced, which con. and so great was his own attach. tinued, without intermission, to ment to them, that he would ra. the 8th. See a particular account ther die under those, than live in the Appendix.

under the protection of any other 6th A few days ago was de- laws." decided a matter in the Court The Earl of Surry and


a of King's Bench, which had been Sir Thomas Gascoigne read gm. referred from the aflizes held in their recantation from the errors Diarch last in Maidstone, as a of the Church of Rome, before point of law to the consideration the Archbithop of Canterbury, of the judges, · It was respecting last Sunday, and received the fa. the horses employed on a contract crament; and have taken the oaths with the Hon. Board of Ordnance before Mr. Baron Hotham. His for the service of the Royal Ar- lordihip is candidate for Carlisle, tillery, whether from the stipulat- and Sir Thomas for Beverley, in ¢d condition of that contract, Yorkshire. which is, that the horses, conduc- This day judgment was on tors, and drivers so employed, moved for in the Court of " while in actual service, thall be king's Bench against the person received by the inn-keepers by concerned in obftruding the workbillet upon their march or dury, men employed by the city of and accommodated with quarters London in making a horse towing at and after the rate of dragoons path at Richmond. Some objec

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tions were made in point of law to had private audiences refpe&ively the indi&ment, and over-ruled by of his Royal Highness the Duke the unanimous opinion of the of Cumberland, in consequence court, which set the right of the of his late reconciliation at court. corporation to improve the navi- At the same time moft of the nogation of the river in the cleareft bility and persons of diftin&ion in light; for the court said, that the town attended to pay their com. city was authorized by act of par pliments on this occafion. Jiament to complete the naviga. Came on in the Court of tion by all ways and means in King's Bench, Westmin 23 their discretion ; but as the city tier, before Mr. Juftice Baller. of Londou meant merely to efta- and a Special Jury, the trial beblith their right, and not to infift tween the Duke of Richmond and on exemplary punishment, a nomi- the Rey. Mr. Bate, as editor of a Dal fine only was inflicted of 68. 8d. morning paper, on an information

Dr. John Parsons was, filed against the latter, for being 31. in full convocation, unani- accessary to the publication of mously elected Clinical Profeffor certain queries addressed to his to the Radcliffe Infirmary at Ox- grace in that paper of the 25th of ford. At the same time, was Feb. latt. The evidence adduced read a letter from Sir Roger New- in favour of the prosecution were. digate, dated the first initant, sig- the printer of the said paper (who nifying his intention of declining was first profecuted for the said to be the representative of that offence) and the publisher of it. learned body, at the end of the The former swore that the author present parliament.

of the queries was a person of PlyThe Clinical Profefforship in mouth, whose hand writing he that Univerfity, was founded by well knew ; but that he verily bethe late Chancellor, the Earl of lieved he received the same through Litchfield, for which purpose that the hands of the editor. The nobleman devil-d his house and publisher spoke only to his refurniture in Hill street, Berkeley. ceiving that letter by the poft, {quare, to be disposed of after the from his friend at Plymouth, and death of the late Countess Dow. finding it was for the said mornager of Litchfeld; the same was ing paper, he laid it upon the lately fold, and produced 42561, · desk, but never saw it afterwards. 8s. 2 d. clear of all deductions; The judge having summed up the this fum, vefted in the three per evidence, and left it with the jory cent. courol. purchased 7 791. 8 s. to determine what weight the 4d. stock, the interest whereof printer's evidence ought to have amounts annually to 2121. 106., with them, circumstanced as he

This day their Royal was, they withdrew for about a 15th. Highnesses the Dukes of quarter of 'an hour, when returnGloucester and Cumberland went ing into court, they found a verto court, for the first time lince dičt against the defendant. their respe&ive marriages.

On Thursday the city re- og This day the foreign ministers, membrancer waited on Mr,"

26th. refident at the Court of London, Justice Gould at his house in


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