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scendant of a former factor, he found that the destruction of frames this certain leases and old letters. These week has been much less than that of were transmitted by a trusty messen. the last. ger to Bradley, who, with the as. On Monday evening one frame was sistance of Fanning (Crawfurd's two broken at Bobber's Mill, and carried associates) deleted certain passages clean away; and one on Tuesday in the letters, and substituted some night, at the same place. On the thing relative to this James Crawfurd, last-mentioned evening, one frame was and for the names of some of the wit. broken at Basford, and the same even. nesses, which were also deleted, that ing two were broken at Taghill, in of Crawfurd was likewise substituted. the vicinity of Heanor, in Derby

The singular ingenuity displayed shire, and five at Burton Joice. in these alterations struck every one On Tuesday the Royal Bucking. who had access to see the papers, inghamshire Militia arrived here, in the hand-writing and colour of the 38 waggons, they having left Wood. ink being not only most successfully bridge barracks, in Suffolk, at 70'. imitated, but the fabrick of the paper, clock on Friday evening last. Yester. though old and worn, was preserved day two field-pieces arrived, which entire and uninjured. The papers belong to the regiment. On Wedneshad, in fact, so much the appearance day two more troops of the huzzars of genuine deeds, that the deception likewise entered this town. Two was in part completely successful. At London magistrates at present here this juncture, Fanning, to whose dex- have been using their utmost endeaterity his associates were indebted for yours to learn whether politics have the success of their plans, turned any connection with the present trou. king's evidence; and having made a bles in this neighbourhood; we un. declaration before the sheriff, intima- derstand they are convinced of the ted to Crawfurd's agent the whole of contrary. the circumstances. In consequence Committed for trial at the assizes, of Fanning'sinformation, Bradley and William Barnes, of Basford, charged Crawfurd were soon after apprehend. with having, in company with divers ed, and the declaration emitted by other persons at present unknown, Bradley opened a scene of the most wilfully, maliciously, feloniously brodeliberate fraud.

ken, and destroyed, and damaged two Several witnesses were called in cor. frames. roboration of the declarations; and LETTER FROM LUD.-The folthe exculpatory evidence only proved lowing is a literal copy of a letter the good character of the prisoners accompanying returned articles which previous to this transaction, and the had been stolen at the time when bad character of Fanning the witness, frames were broken at Clifton: on whose evidence they were convict Unknown Stranger, I have entrusted, The point chiefly insisted on by ed thees Articles into your Care and the prisoners' counsel was, that, as no I do insist that you will see that they patrimonial interest was affected, no are Restored to their respective oners crime was committed.

it is with extream Regrat that I in10th.-RIOTS AT NOTTINGHAM. form yow hau thay Came into my It is with great pleasure we state, hans when I came out with my men their weir sum joind us that I Never fortress of Ciudad Rodrigo the whole had ad with me before and it wear of that night on which it was stormthese Villinds that plundred but ass ed, says, he had various opportunities we wear goin out of Clifton one of of conversing with the French pri. my Men came and told me that he soners, who averred, that the intrepi. Believd that those Men ad got some dity of the allies surpassed all they had thinck that they had no Buisiness ever seen in military performances. with Itheirfore gave horders that they Our army entered the place on the should be searchd and what we found 19th, at nine p. m. and great was the on them we left the things at the slaughter. The garrison, with the Lown End and I hope that the oners exception of 1200 men, and the go. has got agen we were gust agoen tovernor, were put to the sword. Gen. have hang'd one of the Villends when Craufurd fell in the assault. we weir informed that the Solders, Subscriptions have been entered weir at hand and we thot it Right to into in various towns in England, and Retreat.

on board different ships of war, for N. B. The Men that had the things the laudable purpose of assisting the weir entire strangers to my horders or widows and children of the unfortuthey Never dworst not have tuch'd nate men who perished in his majes. one thinck but they have been pu. ty's ships St George, Defence, and nished for their vileny for one of them Hero, on their return from the Bal. have been hangd for 3 Menet and tic. then Let down agane I ham a friend 12th.SUICIDE.-Late on Tues

to the pore and Distrest and a enemy day night, or early yesterday morn· to the oppressers thron.

ing, Mr Marshal, one of the king's . (Signed) . GEN. Lud. yeomen of the guard, put a period to

Letters from Portugal state, that his existence, by hanging himself in Marmont arrived at Salamanca on the the king'sguard-chamberin StJames's 21st ult. to assemble his troops for Palace. It was his turn to do the the relief of Ciudad Rodrigo, sup- duty of sleeping in the guard-room posing it would make a much longer on Tuesday night. He entered the resistance. He was there joined by guard-room at nine o'clock on that Dorsenne, from Leon, and could have duty. He has been for several years collected his army by the 24th. On past in a low, desponding way, borthe evening of the 21st, he received dering on insanity, and he discoveraccounts of the fall of the place, and ed evident symptoms of insanity on immediately countermanded his or- Tuesday afternoon; so much so that ders for the marching of the troops. one of his brethren did some of his

In half an hour after the fortress duty for him. was carried, Lord Wellington and 17th. Saturday the sum of Marshal Beresford were within the 100,0001. as voted by parliament, walls, forwarding the new arrange. was paid to the Prince Regent, to ments of the place. General Hill was defray the expences of assuming the said to have actually crossed the Ta- royal functions, from the Exche. gus, in his approach to Lord Wela quer, without any deductions for lington, whose intention, it was sup. property tax. posed, was to advance..

20th. Messages were on TuesAn officer who remained in the day delivered to both houses from

the Prince Regent, announcing that having suffered as an American loyal. he has created Lord Wellington a ist ; and as government had at that British earl, and recommending that time a part of the lands formerly alan additional annuity of 20001. be lotted to the Caribbs, in consequence granted to his lordship.

of a grant made to him of 6000 acres. 21st.-A Cadiz Mail arrived on It was discovered that a part of these Wednesday with advices to the 4th lands had been granted to other ocinstant. The Cortes have created cupiers, who held the will of the Lord Wellington a Grandee of Spain crown, and as they had expended of the first class, with the title of their money to reduce the land to a Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo. It is not state of cultivation, it was thought a little singular, that the first act of inequitable to expel them, and they the new Spanish regency, as well as therefore were allowed to purchase, the first act of the Prince Regent, in which was done to the amount of the exercise of his full authority, has 60,0001..But in order to indemnify, been to confer a title of honour on Col. Browne for this disappointment, the same individual.

government gave him half the moLAW INTELLIGENCE.-COURT OF ney, namely 30,0001. which was conKING's BENCH.— Sittings at West- sidered a munificent recompence. minster Hall.- FORGERY.--The It happened, however, shortly afterKing v. Colonel Browne. This was wards, in the year 1810, that Şir an information against the defendant, Charles Brisbane, the governor of St Colonel Browne, foraforgery at com- Vincent's, received a dispatch under mon law. The information charged the official seal of the secretary of bim with having forged certain in- state's office, directing him to make struments purporting to be signed by a grant of the same quantity of land George Harrison, Esq. one of the which had been deducted from the law clerks to the treasury, and by six thousand acres of land, originally the Hon. Cecil Jenkinson, Esq. one granted to Colonel Browne, which of the under secretaries of state, direction purported to be by order of with a view to defraud government, the Lords of the Treasury, and was by surreptitiously obtaining a grant signed by Mr Jenkinson, the underof 6000 acres of land in the island of secretary of state. A discussion St Vincents.

however ensuing with Col. Browne's The Attorney-General stated the agent, the governor thought proper circumstances of the case as followsto send home for instructions, when In the year 1809, Colonel Browne it was discovered that the whole was represented to government that he a forgery, no such orders having ever had a large gang of negroes which issued from the secretary of state's he had nurtured with particular care, office in England. How Colonel and had succeeded in reducing them Browne got possession of the seal of to such domestic habits, that they office he was unable to state, but he multiplied as fast as by the course of should be able to prove that the pa. nature they would die off ; and he pers were written, all but the signa. prayed for an allotment of crown tures, in the office of a Mr Stevens, lands in the island of St Vincents. 'a law, stationer in Chancery-lane, It was thought that he had claims and that Colonel Browne brought upon the government of this country, the rough draft, and took them away

when finished. And the plan which termined that he should be interred accompanied them was drawn by a in the breach which he had so ably clerk in the Duke of Bedford's of. and heroically assaulted, as the high. fice, who was employed by Colonel est honour he could confer upon him. Browne, so that he traced him in gi. The light division assembled be. ving directions for the forged instru. fore the St Francisco convent, where ment; and it was proved no other their late beloved commander lay, at person had any interest in the fraud. twelve o'clock, on the 25th of Janu. Underthese circumstances hethought ary. The fifth division lined the no doubt could be entertained of the road from thence to the breach. The guilt of the defendant.

officers of the brigade of guards, of These facts were proved by Sir the cavalry, and of the 3d, 4th, and Charles Brisbane, Mr Harrison, Mr 5th divisions, with Lord Wellington Jenkinson, and Mr Steele, and his and the whole of the head-quarters clerks, who eng ossed the papers by at their head ; General Castanos, and Colonel Browne's directions. all his staff; Marshal Beresford, and

Lord Moira, Sir Alured Clarke, all the Portuguese ; moved in the and several gentlemen of rank, gave mournful procession. a high character of Colonel Browne; He was borne to his place of rest but the jury, without hesitation, on the shoulders of the brave men found him Guilty.

whom he had led to victory. The 22d.--Yesterday evening Mr Ben- field officers of the light division of jamin Walsh was discharged from ficiated as pall-bearers ; Major-GeNewgate, in consequence of a pardon neral Charles Stewart (Adjutant-Gegranted by his Royal Highness the neral) was chief mourner, attended Prince Regent.

. by Captain William Campbell, and 24th. The Acteon sloop arri- Lieutenants Wood and Shawe, aidesved from the East Indies, last from de-camp to their late glorious comthe island of St Helena. There was mander, and by the staff of the light a mutiny at St Helena on the 23d of division. December, among part of the troops. The ceremony was as awful as afThey seized the lieutenant-governor, fecting, as sublime as possible, and and confined him, and were proceed. well calculated to inspire feelings of ing to seize the governor. He col. the most exalted nature ; and if any lected, however, such of the troops other sentiment but that of the most as remained loyal, repelled the muti. poignant grief could have found place neers, and put an end to the mutiny. on this melancholy occasion, it would The governor immediately summon- certainly have been envy at such an ed a court martial, and tried the mu. end so wept. tineers. Six were instantly execu. The breach of Ciudad Rodrigo is ted. Perfect tranquillity had been the monument of this admirable man, restored when the Acteon left the bedewed with the tears, and decked island.

with the praises and blessings, of the FUNERAL OF MAJOR-GENERAL whole army. ROBERT CRAUFURD.-Lord Wel. lington, to testify his high sense of AGRICULTURAL REPORT. The Major-General Craufurd's great and continuance of heavy rains through distinguished merits and services, de. the month, with the unusual mildness of the weather, has proved in some namented, form a girdle. The hair degree injurious to the young wheats, dressed in the antique Roman style, by forcing them beyond their reason. with tresses brought together and able growth.-The early beans have confined at the back of the head, tersuffered, by rotting in the ground, minating either in ringlets or in two and the general sowing is much re light knots; a braid of plaited hair tarded from the same cause. A con- drawn over a demi-turban formed of siderable breadth of oats has been got plain amber satin, with an elegantly in upon leys in the eastern counties; embroidered stripe of white satin, sem but the fallowed lands are found too parated by rows of pearls, and a su. wet to stir for barley.-- Indeed, most perb sprig of pearls in front. Neckof the preparatory operations for lace of one single row of large pearls, spring cultivation have been suspende with ear-rings of the Maltese fashion ed, from the ungenial weather. The to correspond. Ridicule of slate coyoung plants of clover are generally lour shot with pink; the firm base good; and the rye and winter tare secured by a covering of pink stampplants shew well for spring feed. ed velvet, with pink tassels. Italian The turnips, in most counties, are slippers of amber fringed with silver, running prematurely for bloom, or ornamented round the ankle with The hay markets are lower, from the a row of pearls on beads.White openness of the season. Considera- kid gloves." ble droves of beasts, principally Scots Winter Walking Dress. A and Irish, are come to Epping Fo- scarlet Merino cloth pelisse, lined rest, and have hitherto been sold at with straw-coloured sarsnet, trimmed high prices. Store sheep are some. with light-coloured spotted fur, and what cheaper. The wool trade has attached with loops of black silk become a little brisker, owing to Me cordon and rich frog tassels ; the rino fleeces selling pretty freely for broad fur in front, forming a tippet, 4s. 6d, and fine South-Down for 2s. pointed at the back. A narrow fur per lb.

passes from the top of the sleeve, is FASHIONS.—Evening Costume. brought down the side seams, and reAn amber crape dress over white sars- lieved by fastening of black silk cornet, trimmed with pearls or white don ; four loops with frogs ornament beads, with a demi-train ; a light the shoulders and cuffs ; plain stand. short jacket, rather scanty, with two ing-up collar tied with cordon ; a fine separate fancy folds, depending about cashemere shawl, with brown ground, three quarters down the front of the and richly variegated border, is geneskirt, forming in appearance a kind rally thrown over the dress, in which of Sicilian tunic, and trimmed down is united both comfort and elegance each division, like the bottom of the A Swedish hat of the same materials dress, with a single row of pearls ; as the pelisse, lined with straw coshort sleeves, not very high above the lour, and fastened upon one side ; the elbow, fitting close to the arm, and crown trimmed with two rows of narornamented at the top with distinct row spotted fur, and one still narrowpoints of satin, the same colour as er at the edge of the hat ; a bunch of the dress, relieved by pearls ; two the Christmas holly in front, and two rows of the same costly material, or tassels falling from the summit of the of beads, according as the robe is or- crown, of black, to answer the pe

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