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the meeting that he had felt consi: in the highest rank ; as a companion, derably shocked at the circumstance. well bred, affable, cheerful, entertainMr S, said, that he knew the prince, ing, instructive, and in raillery to have regent well; he knew his principles; been, perhaps, without an equal.Mr and, so well satisfied was he, that Tooke was in the 77th year of his they were all that Ireland could wish, age. He had been for several weeks that he (Mr S.) hoped, that as he in a declining state, and had lost the had lived up to them, so he might use of his lower extremities. A few die in the principles of the prince re. days ago mortification appeared, and gent:-(Hisses and applauses). He rapidly advanced. Dr Pearson, Mr could only assure them, that the Cline, Mr Tooke's two daughters, prince regent remained unchangeably and Sir Francis Burdett, attended on true to those principles. (Here the bim, and he was informed that hia clamour became so loud and general, dissolution was approaching. He sig. that nothing more could be collect- pified, with a placid look, that he ed.)

was fully prepared, and had reason In the course of the evening a col. to be grateful for having passed so lection was made amounting to up- long and so happy a life, which he wards of 1700l. including donations would willingly have had extended if previously sent.

it had been possible. He expressed There was an immense display of much satisfaction that he should be shamrocks yesterday. The Irish la. surrounded in his last moments by bourers, at work on Drury Lane those who were most dear to him. Theatre, erected flags on two of He professed his perfect confidence the loftiest poles of the scaffolding in the existence of a Supreme Being, in honour of the anniversary of the whose final purpose was the happiness birth of Şt Patrick. Lord Castle of his creatures. The eccentric fa. reagh wore a large shamrock in the cetiousness for which he was so reHouse of Commons.

markable did not forsake him till be 19th.---This day John Horne became speechless, and even then his Tooke died at Wimbledon. Thisex, looks wore an aspect of cheerful retraordinary man has flourished so signation. A short time before his long, and acted a part in the world so death, when he was supposed to be remarkable and diversified, that it is in a state of entire insensibility, Sir not within our limits to attempt fur. Francis Burdett mixed up a cordial ther than an outline of his life. Neither for him, which his medical friends indeed is it necessary, to those who are told the baronet it would be to no at all acquainted with our literature purpose to administer, but Sir Fran. or domestic history for the last forty cis persevered in offering it, and rai. years to delineate a man who has sed Mr Tooke with that view. The been so conspicuous in both. We latter opened his eyes, and seeing who consider his literary character to be offered the draught, took the glass already immovably fixed, and that and drank the contents with eager. there is no man of ingenuity who ness. He had previously observed, does not lament to see the close of his that he should not be like the man philological labours. As a man of at Strasburgh, who, when doomed to wit and general talents, he will be death, requested time to pray, till likewise allowed on all hands to stand the patience of the magistrates was

exhausted, and then, as a last expe- lace, and the buttons to be nearly si. dient, begged to be permitted to close milar to those worn by field-marshals. his life with his favourite amusement The dress in which the Duke of Claof nine pins, but who kept bowling rence appeared at the recent levee of on, with an evident determination the prince regent was of this descripnever to finish the game.--He desi. tion, and was decorated with a prored that no funeral ceremony should fusion of gold lace. It is supposed be said over his remains, and that six that the alteration will take place on of the poorest men in the parish should the 4th of June. The present dress have a guinea each for bearing him to was ordered seventeen years ago. the vault which had been prepared in The demand for seamen is so great, his garden.

that the impress officers take nearly On Friday last a jury was sum from all protections. The indulgence moned by the sheriff of the county, which has hitherto been granted by to assemble at Leith, for the purpose the Admiralty of discharging men on of valuing certain pieces of ground certain conditions, is suspended, acnear the wet docks, which are neces- cording to report, during the present sary for carrying on the improve. exigency. ments in that quarter, After visiting FRENCH LICENSES. It has alreathe grounds in question, and hearing dy been stated, that the Board of counsel for the city of Edinburgh Trade had refused to comply with and the proprietors, the jury, after so much of the terms of the French an excellent charge from the sheriff, licenses as specified that exportations awarded to the proprietors 41. 108. were first to be made from France, as the value per square yard, or about before any importation from Eng22,000l. per acre.

land should be admitted. On this 20th. -Antigua and St Christo- subject several applications have been pher's gazettes to the end of Decem- made to the Board of Trade by the ber have arrived. The former states, merchants interested in the commerce that General Miranda, commander-in. with France. Tuesday the applicachief of the forces at Caraccas, had tions were renewed, when the Board entered into a compact with the of Trade agreed to an arrangement, French, by which he agrees to ad. with which the merchants appeared mit into his ports all prizes made satisfied, of which these are the con. from the British. Several captured ditions : vessels are said to have arrived there, To admit the following articles to most of which, with their cargoes, be imported from any port between were purchased on account of Min the river Ems and Caen, provided randa. It was reported at Antigua, that the vessel in which they are im. that, in consequence of the facilities ported is of 100 tons burden or upafforded by Miranda, sixteen more wards. French corvettes were expected in Articles allowed to be imported : those seas.

--Cheese, seeds, fruits, bristles, clinkAn alteration, it appears, is about ers, threads and tapes, perfumery, to take place in the uniforms of the silk, thrown and organsined, linens, officers of the návy. The admirals lawns, cambrics, lace, quicksilver, are to have white lappels to their rushes, linen-flax and yarn, jewellery, coats, bound round with broad gold bronze, and books,

The articles, when imported, are stood as guard to the rest. On be. to be warehoused under the joint ing desired to point Carnel out, and lock of the crown and the merchant, to look at one of the sheriff's officers, until the counter-exportation shall who stood near to Carnel, she pointed have been made, conformably to the out the man, and said, that is Carnel. conditions prescribed andmade known She was then asked, whether she knew by government.

any other person near him, when she With respect to the staple com- pointed to another in the prisoner's modities of France, such as wine and box, and said, that is Maples. She brandies, no alteration has taken place. said, that Carnel had given her hus.

, TRIAL OF THE NOTTINGHAM RI. band a nudge over the shoulder with OTERS.—The grand jury were sworn a hammer, in consequence of which in on Monday, and Mr Justice Bailey he had been lame ever since. Maples addressed them to the following ef. clapped a pistol to her breast, with fect :

this exclamation, “ Hang you, I'll “ GENTLEMEN,—Nothing could shoot you, if you don't hold your give me greater satisfaction, amidst noise." She seized the pistol, turnthe troubled state to which this im. ed the muzzle towards his throat, portant county has been reduced by and drew the trigger ; had it gone off a number of misguided individuals, must have shot him, but believes it than to see so respectable a jury aswas not charged. In the mean time sembled, as a barrier between guilt she heard some one call out, « My and innocence; and as a safeguard to lads, work on,” when the hammers property, to our liberties, and to our went like those in a smith's shop. lives. The calendar laid before me The mischief was all done in about does credit to the moral state of the 20 minutes. county, with the exception of one T he evidence on the part of the crime, which swells the awful list.” crown being closed, the prisoners were

William Carnel, aged 22, and Jo. called upon for their defence, when seph Maples, aged 16 years, were Carnel declared, that Mrs Braithput to the bar, and pleaded not guil. waite had made a different statement ty. The witnesses were then called. before the magistrates when he was

Elizabeth Braithwaite stated, that committed, to what she had done in January last, her husband was a then, respecting his treatment of her stocking-maker, residing at Old Bash- husband, as she had then admitted, ford, who kept seven plain cotton that instead of his nudging her hus. frames occupied by five apprentices, band with a hammer, he had, she one journeyman of the name of Towl. believed, been the means of saving son, and himself. On the 3d of Jan. his life. On the part of Maples it in the evening, a person knocked at was stated on oath, by Sarah Raw. the door, and asked for Towlson. son, Ann Rawson, and Joseph RawThe door was bolted, but before she son, that he, on the evening the frames could open it, it was forced, and a were broken, was at the house of the man entered, whom she believed to latter, from a quarter before seven be Carnel ; that he walked into the till past twelve o'clock, and had ne-, shop with a hammer, and broke the ver been away more than two or three end of a slur-bar; eleven more fol. minutes that whole time. Francis lowed, and the first man who entered Syson made oath, that Çarnel was at

his house, on business, from half past field, Suffolk, on the 16th of October six till ten minutes before eight, on 1793. This prisoner was brought to the night the frames were broken; justice by a chapter of accidents. He three other witnesses spoke to the confessed the murder to one Heads same effect.

soon after it was committed ; but After a trial of six hours, the jury Heads, according to his statement, returned a verdict of Not Guilty, for knew he was so much given to speaking Maples, and Guilty of Frame-break. falsehoods, that he disbelieved him. ing against Carnel; when his lord. The murder is just similar to that of ship desired them to reconsider their the Marr and Williamson families. verdict, pointing out the impropriety The prisoner went alone and knocked of disuniting the burglarious entry out the brains of Elizabeth Carter, as from the simple felony of breaking she was fastening her window shutter, the frames; but all the alteration and then he went into the house and which the jury chose to make was, killed her father in a similar manner, to find them both guilty of frame. whilst the old man was sitting in his breaking only, thus doing away the arm chair. Some years after this, capital part of the charge. His lord. Heads, who had never before heard ship then addreseed the prisoners in from any one but the prisoner that a a solemn and impressive manner, and murder of this sort had been committold them, that if the burglarious ted, heard a brother felon in Norwich part of the charge had been found gaol lamenting that he had always against them, he should have found been suspected of that murder inno. himself obliged, for the sake of an cently, and Heads recollected the example, and to put an end to such confession the prisoner had made to disgraceful outrages, to have exerted him several years ago, of which he the full authority of the law; as it had made depositions before two ma. was, he had only power to sentence gistrates, eleven years since, but them to transportation for fourteen Thrower, the prisoner, was never years.

heard of, and supposed to be dead. Robert Poley, aged 16, was char. At the time of the general alarm at ged with frame-breaking, at Sutton, the horrid murder of the Marr and in Ashfield. He pleaded guilty.-- Williamson families, Mr Archdeacon The judge sentenced him to seven Oldershaw, a magistrate, was obseryears transportation.

ving to a Mr Fox, in common convern J. Peck, aged 17, for frame-break, sation, that a murder resembling those ing at Sutton, in Ashfield, was found occurred at Cratfield 19 years ago ; Guilty, and sentenced to transporta- and in mentioning his taking the detion for fourteen years.

position of Heads, he observed Throw. On Wednesday, Benjamin Han- er was suspected, but he never was cock, aged 21, was tried for the same found. Now Mr Fox had a legacy offence, found Guilty, and sentenced to pay Thrower's wife, which could to fourteen years transportation; as not be done without her husband's were Marshal and Green to seven signature, and through this incident years transportation. .

the prisoner was taken into custody, 21st. --BURY.---Edmund, alias Ed. as well as Heads, both of whom had ward Thrower, was indicted for the been transported. murder of Elizabeth Carter, at Crat. Heads, in his evidence, told the

same story he had done eleven years militia, and robbing him of a silver ago, of the prisoner's confession; and watch, watch.chain, seals, two guinea a person proved having heard a fe- notes, some silver, and two handkermale shriek on the night of the mur. chiefs. der, and that he saw a man run from 3. On North Bridge-street, and the house. The body of the young near to the General Post-office, as. woman was proved to have been found saulting and knocking down R. H. in the garden, which corroborated Laurie, clerk to J. Jollie, W. $. and Head's story. There being other robbing him of a gold seal and watchstrong circumstantial evidence, the chain, and five shillings in silver, prisoner was found Guilty, and or- 4. On North Bridge-street, and dered for execution on Monday at near the shop of R. Johnstone, groIpswich, and afterwards his body to cer, assaulting and knocking down be dissected.

G. R. A. Browne, Esq. residing in 23d.--EDINBURGH.--High COURT Duke-street, and robbing him of 41. OF JUSTICIARY. On Friday came in bank.notes, 10s, in silver, a pen. on the trial of Hugh M·Intosh, Niel knife, and a man's round hat. Sutherland, and Hugh MÓDonald, 5. Near to the Tron Church, and (who went by the nickname of Boat- either upon the High-street, Hun. swain) three of the persons accused ter's-square, the South or North of being guilty of the riots on the Bridge, assaulting and knocking down streets of Edinburgh, on the last Francis James Hughes, residing in nightjof the year 1811, and first morn. Nicholson's-street, and robbing him ing of the new year.

of a gold repeating watch, watchJames Johnstone, a journeyman chain, four seals, &c. and a man's mason, was also indicted to stand round hat." trial, but he had made his escape. 6. At the same place, assaulting

The following charges were then Nicol Allan, manager of the Hercu. made against the prisoners, to which les Assurance Company, and robbing they pleaded Not Guilty. . him of a watch, watch-chain, two

Of having, between the hours of seals, and fourteen shillings in silver. ten of the night of the 31st of De- 7. On the South Bridge, or in cember, 1811, and four of the morn. Adam’s-square, and near to the stair ing of the 1st of January, 1812:- which leads into Barclay's tavern, as.

1. On the High-street, and near: saulting and knocking down Duncan the head of the Stamp-office Close, Ferguson, clerk tow. Campbell, Edinburgh, wickedly and feloniously W. S. and robbing him of a seal, assaulting, and mortally wounding, watch-key, man's round hat, and 98. Dugald Campbell, then one of the in silver. police watchmen of Edinburgh, by 8. Near the Tron Church, and on striking him on the head, and other the South Bridge, assaulting D. S. parts of his body, with sticks and K. M.Laurin, residing in Drumbludgeons, in consequence of which mond-street, and robbing him of two the said Dugald Campbell died a few watch-cases, a pocket-handkerchief, . days thereafter.

a man's round hat, and 6s. in silver. 2. At the same place, assaulting 9. Near the south end of the North and knocking down Ensign Hum Bridge, assaulting and knocking down phry Cochrane, of the Renfrewshire J. B. Brodie, writer, residing in York


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