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The Colchester Gazette, And General Advertiser for Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Herts


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Date of Article: 02/08/1817
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Address: No.151, High-Street, Colchester
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THE And General Advertiser for Essex* Suffolk* Norfolk* Cambridgeshire* and Herts. No. 188. Printed and Published ( for the Proprietors) by E. LANCASTER, No. 151, High- Street, Colchester. Price 7( L Price 7< l or in Quarter!// Payments, at 9s. per Quarter. SATURDAY, August 2, 1817. $ ' l'l, is is filet] at Garraways, Peele's, aud John's Coffee- houses; at Newton and Co.'* ( Warwick- Square ; Mr. White s, 33, Fleet- Street '; antl at the Auction Mart. REDEMPTION OF LAND- TAX, AT EIGHTEEN YEARS PURCHASE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Pro- visions contained in the Act of the 53d Geo. Ill cap. 123, enabling- Persons to Redeem Land- Tax charged on HOUSES or other BUILDINGS, with the Appurte- nances, not exceeding in the whole One- fourth Part of a Statute Acre, at EIGHTEEN YEARS PURCHASE on the Amount of Land- Tax, are continued by the Act of hist Session ( 57th Geo. III. cap. 100.) until the21th June, 1818. By Order of the Commissioners for executing the Acts, MATTHEW WINTER. Tax- Qffice. London, July3l, 1817 LONDON SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRIS- TIANITY AMONG THE JEWS. PATRONS. RIGHT REV. LORD BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S. HON. AND RIGHT REV. LORD BISHOP OF GLOUCESTER. TWO SERMONS will be preached for the Be- nefit of this SOCIETY, at St. Peter's Church, Col- chester, on Sunday, August 3, 1817. That in the Morning by the Rev CHARLES SIMEON, M. A. Fellow of King's College, Cambridge; and that in the Evening by the Rev. LEWIS WAY, M. A. of Stanstead, Sussex.— Divine Service will begin in the Morning at a Quarter before Eleven, and in the Evening at Half past Six. And on Wednesday, the 0th of August, a GENERAL MEETING of the Friends to the object of this Institution will be held at the New Room in the Lion Walk, for the purpose of establishing an AUXILIARY SOCIETY in aid of its design to promote the Knowledge of Christianity among the Jews— The Chair will be taken at Twelve o'clock. Ladies will be admitted at Half past Eleven. The Secretaries of the Parent Institution, with other Gentlemen, will attend the Meeting to give information as to its object and proceedings- Separate Funds are intended to be established for the several purposes of the Society— For the Education of Jewish Children, and for the printing and circulating the New Testament in Hebrew. The Provisional Committee, open to all Members of the Society, will be happy to receive any information relative to the establishment of the intended Auxiliary, addressed to their Secretary, Mr. Charles Boutflower, No, 17, North- hill. Colchester." Colchester, July; 25.1817. " ESSEX TURNPIKES. SECOND DISTRICT. WHEREAS, at a MEETING appointed by the TRUSTEES, to be holden at the Three Cups Inn, Harwich, on Tuesday, the 22d day of July instant, a suffi- cient number of Trustees did not appear to act at such Meeting ; in pursuance, therefore, of the Directions con- tained in an Act of Parliament made and passed in the Thirty- third Year of the Reign of his present Majesty King George the Third, intituled " An Act for repairing the Roads leading from the western part of the Parish of Shenfield to Harwich, & c." and also in an Act made and passed in the Fifty- fifth Year of the Reign of his said pre- sent Majesty King George the Third, intituled " An Act for continuing and amending an Act of his present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from Shen- field to Harwich, & c." I do appoint a Meeting of the Trustees of the said Second District, to be held at the Three Cups Inn, in Harwich aforesaid, on Tuesday, the 12th day of August next, at Eleven o'clock in the Fore- Boon. being three weeks from the last and above- men- tioned Meeting — Given under my hand, the 24th day of July, 1817. JOHN AMBROSE, clerk to the Trustees of the said Second District. ESSEX TURNPIKES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That a SPE- CIAL MEETING of the TRUSTEES appointed by virtue of Two several Acts of Parliament, passed in the Thirty third and Fifty- fifth Years of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third, the former entitled " An Act for repairing the Roads leading from the western part of the Parish of Shenfield to Harwich and Rochford, and front Colchester to Dedham Bridge, and from Lexden to the east end of the Town of Haverhill, and for repair- in" and widening several other Roads in the County ot Essex," and the latter " An Act for continuing and amend- ing an Act of his present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from Chelmsford to Harwich and Rochford, and other Places in the County of Essex, and lor extend- ing the said Act to the Road from Great Hallingbury to Hockrill, in the County of Hertford," will he holden at the George Inn, in Halstead, on Thursday, the 14th day of August next, by Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, when the Tolls arising at the several Gates upon the Turnpike Road, under the Management of the said Trustees, called the Halstead. Aldham, Gosfield, and Yeldham Gates re- spectively, will be Let by Auction, separately, tor Two Years, to commence at Michaelmas- day next, to the best Bidder, in manner and according to the Directions pre- scribed by an Act of Parliament passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, for regulating Turnpike Roads; and which Tolls produced the preceding Year the following Sum-, respectively, ( clear of the Salaries allowed for collecting the same,) and will be put up at those Sums respectively; that is to say, Halstead Gate...... 328 13 0 Aldham Gate 300 7 0 Gosfield Gate 45 8 9 Yeldham Gate 2B8 1 3 The several highest Bidders will he required to pay down a Deposit of Two Months Rent on cach Lot, on the above day, and give Security by Bonds, with two suffi- cient Sureties, to the satisfaction of the said Trustees, for Payment of the Rent monthly, and enter into an Agree- ment for taking the Tolls on the Conditions and under the Covenants produced at the said . Meeting.— Dated this 9th day of July, 1817. By Order of the Trustees, WILLIAM CODD, Clerk. RUPTURES. THE PATENT ANATOMICAL SELF- REGULAT- ING TRUSS, Approved and recommended by the most eminent Sur- geons of London, Dublin, S,- e. MESSRS. LINGFORD and Co. Patentees and Inventors of the above valuable DISCOVERY, deem it a Duty they owe those afflicted with so great a Malady, to introduce their TRUSS fully to the Notice of the Public, under the Protection of their Patent, and the Sanction and Approbation of the eminent Surgeons as above stated, who have, in the most unqualified manner, given Certificates of Recommendation of its being the most valuable Invention for all Persons requiring a Truss; the particular Advantages of which are, that the Patient can, at all times, regulate the Truss, either higher, lower, backwards or forwards, to the greatest nicety, so as to give Ease and Comfort under any Exertion of the Body, or the part affected, as well as being tree from pro- ducing the extreme pain, Pressure, and Excoriation too frequently caused by Trusses heretofore in use. To be had only of their Agents, Messrs. Harris and Firmin, Practical Chemists, Wholesale and Retail Drug- gist , Colchester; and Mr. Wm. Baker, Chemist, Chelms- ford -, at their Establishments, 104, Strand, or 43, Frith- street, Soho- square, London. N. B. Ladies, & c. who are afflicted with Umbilical or other Hernia; will find these Trusses of Messrs. L. and Co. highly adapted to their cases; and they are particularly re commended to their notice, as they can be applied without other assistance, and insure to themselves the greatest benefit and comfort. ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS, COLCHESTER. SERMON will be preached for the BENEFIT of the above SCHOOLS, on Tuesday, the & th of August, IS 17, at St. Peter's Church, in this Town, BY THE REV. J. H. POTT, MA. Vicar of St. Martin's in the Fields, and Archdeacon of London. Divine Service will begin at Eleven o'clock, during which the Children will sing several Psalms, accompanied by the Organ, and will afterwards dine in the Castle Bailey, when . Mrs. Round's Garden ( by Permission) will be opened for the Accommodation of the Company. By Permission of Lieut.- Colonel Nooth, the Band of the 21st, or Royal Scotch Fusiliers will attend. N. B. It is requested that no Dogs be taken into the Garden. THE REGULATOR, ~ COLCHESTER AND LONDON NEW AND ELE- GANT POST COACH, Carrying only Four Insides, FROM the Waggon and Horses Inn, Colchester, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Mornings, at Half past Nine o'clock, to the Three Nuns Inn, Aldgate, Lon- don; returns from thence Tuesday, Thursday, and Sa- turday Afternoons, at One o'clock precisely. THOMAS CARTER and Co. Proprietors. Who will not be accountable for any Package or Parcel whatsoever, above the Value of 51. unless entered and paid for accordingly. The Proprietors beg leave respectfully to inform their Friends and the Public, they have started this Coach solely for their accommodation, and arc determined to render it a safe and pleasant Conveyance. Pledging them- selves their Fares shall keep pace with the Price of Horse Provender, they with Confidence appeal to a liberal and discerning Public for Protection and Support. MORGAN AND SAUNDERS HAVING taken a considerable part of Mr. BUTLER's late Ware- Rooms, in Catherine- street, adjoining their own, and communicated the same, very respectfully inform Ladies and Gentlemen, they have a still larger Exhibition of CABINET and UPHOLSTERY FURNITURE, particularly their Patent Four- post Bed- steads, with Furnitures and Bedding complete, ready made up for immediate sale and delivery. They have also the satisfaction of advertising, that in consequence of ( he peace establishment, the Prices of each Article arc consi- derably reduced. Capital solid Mahogany Wardrobes at Twelve and Fourteen Guineas each; Chests of Drawers from Four Guineas and a Half upwards, and every other Article in proportion. Families furnishing either part or whole Houses, may depend on having the best manufac- tured Articles at very reduced Prices, for prompt Pay- ment. The Sofa Beds, Chair Beds, Patent Imperial Dining Tables, Trafalgar Sideboards and Tables, with a great variety of other Articles, on new and improved principles On giving Morgan and Saunders the preference, it will be proved, no establishment in London can render Cabinet and Upholstery Articles on such low and advantageous Terms— Nos. 15, 10, and 17, Catherine- street, Strand, London. ESSEX BENEVOLENT MASONIC FUND, ANGEL LODGE, No. 67, COLCHESTER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That a BE- NEVOLENT INSTITUTION is established at Brother Robert Houghton's, known by the Sign of the Fox and Hounds, in the Parish of St. Botolph, Colchester, from and after the 25th of June, 1817, entitled the ESSEX BENEVOLENT MASONIC FUND, for the purpose of maintaining its Members in Sickness and Old Age, end their Widow- sand Children after decease. We, the Mem- bers, do invite all Freemasons, who are Members of re- gular constituted Lodges, and who reside within fifty miles of Colchester, to join in this laudable Institution. TERMS OF ADMISSION AS FOLLOWS: £. s. d. If under 25 Years of Age, to pay.... l 10) If above 25, and under 30 1 11 Of „ , ,, If above 30, and under 35 2 2 Of ''' Utianee fee. If above 35, and under 40 2 12 6 } Each Member to pay to the Fund, the weekly Sum of One Shilling.— The Society Meetings to be on the first Wednes- day in every Month; lobe free and easy; each Member to pay his own Reckoning. Three Months will be allowed to Country Members to clear the Books in. Each Mem- ber to pay, and continue a Member of this Society for the space of Eighteen Months, before he can receive any Benefit therefrom, in case of Sickness, or otherwise being disabled. Each Member to receive 14s. per Week, to be allowed for Fifty- two Weeks, and then reduced as per Article. When the Fund amounts to 101. for each Free Member, 18s. per Week; cod when to 121. for each Free . Member, 21s. per Week. Four Shillings per Week will be allowed each Widow of Free Members, and Two Shillings per Week for each Child under Twelve Years of Age. WILLIAM DEARN, Secretary. N. B Further particulars may be known by applying to Brother Robert Houghton. Colchester, July 18, 1817. ARMY CONTRACT'S. TREASURY CHAMBERS, COMMISSARIAT DEPARTMENT, 25TH July, 1817. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, TO all Persons desirous of CONTRACTING to supply BEEF and MUTTON to his Majesty's Land Forces in Canton- ments, Quarters, and Barracks, in the under- mentioned Counties and Places. Bedford, Northampton, Berks ( including the Tow n Nottingham, of Hungerford), Oxford, Berwick, Rutland, Bucks, Suffolk, Chester, Surrey, Cornwall ( including Scilly), Sussex, Devon, Warwick, Dorset, Westmoreland, Durham ( including Holy Wilts, Island), York, Essex, City of Ely and its Vicinity, Gloster ( including the City Carlisle and ditto, of Bristol), Town of Derby aud ditto, Hants, Leicester and ditto, Hereford, Wolverhampton Hertford, and ditto, Hunts, Dudley aud ditto, Isle of Man, Shrewsbury and Isle of Wight, ditto, Kent, tf Taunton and ditto, Lancaster, , Newcastle & ditto, Lincoln, North and South Wales, Middlesex, And in the several Counties Monmouth, iu North Britain. Norfolk, That the Deliveries are to commence on and for the 25th day of September next; that Proposals in Writing, sealed up", and marked—" Tender for Army Supplies," will be received at this Office on or before Monday, the 25lh day of August, ( but none will be received after Twelve o'clock on that day), and if seat by Post, the Postage must be paid. Proposals must be made separately for each County and Island, except for the Counties comprising North and South Wales, all of which must he Included in one Tender; as also must the several Counties in North Britain; and each Proposal must have the Letter which is annexed to the Tender properly filled up, by Two Persons of known Property, engaging to become bound with the Party ten- dering, in the Amount stated in the printed Particulars, for the due Performance of the Contract; and no Pro- posal will be noticed unless made on a printed Tender, and the Prices expressed in Words at length ; and should it so happen that during the Continuance of the Contract no Troops should be supplied under the Contract, the Ex- pence of the Contract and Bond, paid in the first instance by the Contractor, shall be refunded to him. Particulars of the Contracts may be had upon Applica- tion at these Chambers, between the Hours of Eleven and Five; and at the Office of Deputy Commissary General Young, Edinburgh. WANT SITUATIONS, AMAN and his WIFE; the former as LOOKER, who is able to take care of a FARM of from 100 to 300 Acres. Has been in Business for himself for Ten Years. Understands buying and selling Sloe';, and going to Market. His Wife well understands Dairying. Can have good References — Please to apply to J. Ayton, West Mersea, or to Mr. Baskett, at the Plough Inn, Colchester. OLD NETTING For Preserving Fruit from Frost, Blight, and Birds. GENTLEMEN, GARDENERS, and Others, supplied by the Hundred Weight, Half, Quarter, or Net, at 20s. per Cwt.— Selected best Quality at £ 3. 3s. per Cwt. 112lbs — Selected all small Mesh, at , t' 4 per Cwt. at GEORGE GIMBER's NET WAREHOUSE, No. 10, Crooked Lane, near the Monument, London. Improved FLUES, GUDGEON, DRUM, and CAST- ING NETS. A SUFFOLK FARM. TO BE LET, With Possession at Michaelmas next, ASUFFOLK FARM, called CLAPSTILES and BRAY'S, consisting of 132 Acres of sound produc- tive Arable and Pasture Land, with suitable Farm Build- ings, in good repair, situate in a Ring Fence, within the Parish of Alpheaton, adjoining the Turnpike Read, seven miles distant from Sudbury and nine from Bury; now in the occupation of Mr. S. Seelie. For further particulars apply to Mr. W. Downes, Land Agent, Colchester ; at whose Office a Plan of the Estate may be seen— All Letters to be post- paid. TO BE LET OR SOLD, The. Proprietor retiring from Business, THAT well- known and much frequented INN, known by the Name of the ROYAL BATH HOTEL, Rotterdam; consisting of spacious saloons, neat bed- rooms, with dressing- rooms, or cabinets; Baths, large Auction Room : Garden, Summer- House, or Coffee- Room ; together with all the new and elegant Furniture : consist- ing of beds, bedding, linen, plate, china, & e. & c. all so ample, as not to require any expence for many years.— For further particulars apply at the Office of this Paper.— The coming in will be made very advantageous and easy. ESSEX FREEHOLD ESTATES.— LAND TAX REDEEMED. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, Hither together or separately, MARKS TEY ESTATE, situate ill the Parish of Marks Tey, adjoining the Turnpike Road and the Trowel and Hammer public- house; within six miles of Colchester, and seven of William ; consisting of Thirty- five Acres of excellent fertile Arable Land, in the highest state of cultivation, with requisite Buildings, newly erected, and now in the occupation of Mr Ford. BADCOCKS, within one mile of the above Estate, near Easthorpe Street, in the occupation of Mr. James Polley, consisting of Sixty- one Acres of sound Arabic and Pasture Laud, well timbered, with a Malting and suitable Farm- buildings in good repair. DAMONS HILL, in the Parish of Tollashunt necking- ham, within six miles of Maldon and five of Witham, in the occupation of Wallis, aud comprising Thirty three Acres, of which Three are Copyhold, of sound productive Arable Land, with Cottages, and every necessary Farm- building. The attention of those Gentlemen who are desirous of investing their Capital in Landed Proper' • is particularly called to the above Estates, as they rt ill be sold so as to enable the Purchaser to make c. 5 per cent, of his Money— The Tenants will shew the Premises, and further particulars may be had ( if by letter, post paid) of Mr. W. Downes, Land Agent and Surveyor, Colchester. GLEMSFORD LODGE, Comprising an Eligible. House, and One Hundred and Forty- six of rich Arable, Pasture, and Meadow Land, at Glemsford, near Long Melford, in the County of Suffolk, with Possession at Old Michaelmas next, when the Purchase is to be completed. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR. SEARLES WADE, At the Auction Mart, on Monday, the 18th of August next, 1817, precisely at One o'Cloek, ALL that valuable and most desirable ESTATE, called GLEMSFORD LODGE, or the LODGE FARM, now iu the occupation of the Proprietor. This Estate is most delightfully situate in the Parish of Glemsford, about two miles from Long Melford, one mile and a half from Cavendish, aud four from Clare, on the Cambridge Road, from which there is a commodious and handsome Chaise Entrance, abotil a quarter of a mile ir. length, leading to ihe House, which is situate on a gentle elevation^ commanding a most delightful prospect of the surrounding country. Immediately in front of the House is a Gravel Walk and Lawn, divided from a luxuriant Pasture Field by a Piece of Water, well stored with fish. There is a hall, aud two parlours iu front; and backwards, a cooking kitchen, pantry, dairy, scullery, various closets aud conveniences, aud six sleeping- rooms over the same. The House is tastefully lilted np, extremely convenient, aud iu good repair; is situated in a sportiug country, and a genteel neighbourhood. There is also a commodious detached kitchen and brewhouse, and other suitable offices. A beautiful in- closed Garden adjoins the Dwelling- House on one side, with a capital wall, about 70 yards i. i length, clothed w ilh excellent fruit- trees, terminating iu a small Shrubbery and Plantation, in which is a serpentine walk. On the other side, Ihe Garden is divided front the same Pasture Field by an ha- ha, surmounted by a good quick fence. Be- hind the House is a commodious Fart i- Yard, a capital Double Barn, in good repair, with two porches, aud thrash- ing floors, lofty on the stud, and well timbered and tiled ; an eight- horse Stable, a capital three- stalled riding Stable, Chaise- house, Cow- house, Poultry- houses, Piggeries, & e. well arranged; and opposite thereto, Cattle- sheds, Tool aud Utensil Houses, Cart- lodge, & c. Some way detached, are two other Barns, Stable, Farm Yard, and. Out build- ings. There are six Clumps or small Plantations of Firs, &. C. upon the Estate; live Inclosurcs of rich Upland Pasture, containing ' Twenty Acres; and one of Meadow, on the Banks of the Stour, containing Three Acres; making together Twenty- three Acres , and ten Inci- sures of superior Arable Laud, comprising One Hundred and Twenty- three Acres, divided by good quick fences, all extremely rich and fertile, lying very compact, funn- ing together, a total of ONE HUNDRED and FORTY- SIX ACRES, ( little more or less) of highly productive Arable and Pasture Land. About Fourteen Acres are Freehold, the rest Copyhold. This Estate is subject to an Annual Payment of its Sd. to the Parish of Stanningfield, and to the following Out- goings, viz.— Land- Tax £ 8 8 0 per annum. Quit Reats 5 5 0 ditto. £ 13 13 0 The Purchaser will have to take the Fixtures of the House and Out- houses, the Muck, Hay, Turnips, Clover, Seeds sown, & c. according to the custom of the country, at a fair valuation, as two indifferent persons, one to be chosen by each party, shall value the same to be worth. Further particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had of James Hine, Esq. Solicitor, No. 3, Essex court, Temple, London; of Mr. Pulham, Solicitor, of Mr. London, Land Agent, and of the Auctioneer, Woodbridge • and fourteen days before the Sale, at the Auction Mart; at the Temple, Gray's Inn, and Furnival's Inn Coffee- houses; and at the Saracen's Head Inn, Aldgate: Spread Eagle, Gracechurch- street; and Four Swans, Bishopsgate- street, London; Black Boy, Chelmsford; Three Cups Colchester; Sun Dedham; White Hart, Bocking and Witham; and George, Halstead, in Essex ; at the Bear and Crown, Golden Lion, and Coach aud Horses, Ipswich; Rose and Crown, Sud- bury; Greyhound, Bury; Ram, Long Melford; Cock, Clare; and the Inns at Cavendish, Glemsford, and Places adjacent, in the County of Suffolk. « >* The present Occupier will show the Estate Desirable Freehold Estates, Colchester, Essex. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY WILLIAM JACKSON, On Monday, Die 4 th day of August. I 17, at the Angel Inn, at Twelve o'clock, in Three Lots : LOT 1. S a very excellent DWELLING- HOUSE, con- . veniently siiuated in West Stock well- street, and late in the oocupat ion . f Miss Nunn; consisting of an entrance hall, front parlour, large drawing- room, six airy bed- chambers, good kitchen, capital store- room, scullery, dry cellars, and a small yard. Lot 2. Is a very compact DWELLING HOUSE, ad- joining Lot 1; aud comprises au entranee hall, good par- lour, a pleasant hack office, excellent store- room, five good bed- chambers, kitchen, good cellar and wine vaults, and a neat Garden. Lot 3. Is a comfortable DWELLING- HOUSE, well situated in East Stockwell- street, now iu the occupation of Mr. Andrew Balls, tenant at will; aud consists of au entrance hall, two front parlours, five airy bed- chambers, good kitchen and scullery, dry cellars, paved yard, and a good Garden, planted with the choicest fruit- trees. The whole of these Estates arc in thorough repair, and arc very conveniently lilted up— Possession may be had immediately of Lot 1,' and of Lois 2 and 3 at or before next Lady- day. Further particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had of Messrs. Sparling and Wittey, Solicitors, Colchester; aud of the Auctioneer. COLCHESTER, ESSEX. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY WILLIAM JACKSON, At fhe Three Cups Inn, iu Colchester, on Tuesday, the 5th Day of August, 1817, at - Twelve o'Cloek, under such Conditions as will be then aud there produced, \ Very desirable FREEHOLD ESTATE, con- 1 V sisting of a MESSUAGE, Barn, Stable, and Ap- purtenances, situate iu Gutter- street, with 13A. IR. 30P. of fertile and improvable GARDEN and NURSERY GROUND; Tythe free, and well watered. The above Estate lies in Ihe several Parishes of Saint Giles, Saint Miry at the Walls, aud Trinity, iu Colchester, most desirably situated for building, as the whole Estate is within a Ring Fence, and is now iu the occupation of Mr. William Cant, or Under- tenants, under Lease, which expires at Michaelmas, 1824, at a low Rent. Further particulars may bj had on application to Mr. Mason, Solicitor, or the Auctioneer, Colchester. BY Order of the Court for the Relief of Insol- vent Debtors. The Petition of CHARLES DAL- TON, lale of Duke- street, Aldgate, in the City of London, Victualler, and Hay Salesman, now a Prisoner for Debt in the Fleet Prison," in the City of London, will be heard at the Guildhall, in the City of Westminster, on the 23d day of August, 1817, at the Hour of Nine in the Morning; and a Schedule ( containing a List of all the Creditors of the said Prisoner.) annexed to the said Petition, is filed in the Office of the said Court, No. 9, Essex- street, Strand, iu the County of Middlesex, to which any Creditor may refer: and iu case any Creditor intends to oppose the Discharge of the said Prisoner, it is further ordered, tflat auch Creditor shall give Notice in Writing of such his Intention, to be left at the Office of the. said Court, Two Days at the least before the said 23d day of August; and I do hereby declare that 1 am ready and willing to submit lo be fully examined as to the justice of my conduct to my Creditors. CHARLES DALTON. GEORGE GRAHAM, Attorney, Walworth. CHING'S WORM LOZENGES. IT is a Fact, established Jjy the annual Bills of Mortality, that one Half of the Children born are cut off before attaining Seven Years of Age, and the fruitful source of this . Mortality is found to exist in that foul state of the Stomach and Bowels, which produces the gene- ration of Worms. As the safe restorer of Infantine Health, in this critical state, " Ching's Worm Lozenges," have long held a distinguished reputation; mild aud safe iu their operation, suited to every stage of this period of life, and infallible iu their eifect, their character has been sustained by the highest names in rank, respecta- bility, and science, from a personal knowledge of fheir utility in their own families. Many fond and anxious Mothers, who have watched with inexpressible solicitude the dawning days ci their young Offspring, knowing too wcil the dangers and vicissitudes of that tender age, have successfully had recourse to the » e Lozenges, and can Trafefully testify to their excellence. As an opening Medicine, in Spring and Summer, and for Foulness of the Stomach and Bowels, aud Convulsions, although Worms may not exist, it is allowed Jo be superior to every other. Sold in Packets, at Is 1 id. and Boxes at 2s 0d. and 5s. .' id by R. Butler and Sons, No. 4, Cheapside, London; also by Swinburne and Walter, Marker, Goose, Harris and Firmin, and Chaplin, Colchester; Goose, Manning- tree: Deck, Harwich; Fitch, Ipswich; Slow, and Ewer, Hadleigh; Vincent, Sudbury; Greenwood, Alston; Dixon, Braintree; Nash, William; Holroyd, Maldon; and by the principal Booksellers and Druggists iu every Town ill the United Kingdom. " The Knowledge of a Disease is half its Cure." SWIFT. 7\ EW Families are wholly exempt from SCOR- _ BUTIC AFFECTIONS, so common to the British climate, which exhibit various symptoms, as Erubtious, Ulceration, Debility, Loss of Appetite, and Dejection, all arising from Impurity of Blood, Scrofulous, or Venereal Taint; which, whether from latent orTcccut infection, is certain to produce the greatest itijury to the constitution, and prevent the en joyment of health and happiness. To remove the cause of these symptoms, the ANTI- IMPETIGINES, or, SOLOMON'S DROPS, have been found to be the most safe, speedy, aud beneficial, and therefore adapted to the aged as well as youth of both sexes. They never fail to remove every species of debility arising from a contaminated state of the system. Their etl'ecls are mild, safe, aud expediiious; and what renders this Medi- cine of the greatest importance is, it requires no restric- tion. iu point of diet, aud no privations to the ordinary avocations of life. Sold iu Bottles, price lis. cach, or the quantity of Four in one Family Bottle, for 33s. on which one lis. bottle is * aved, duty included ; the Stamp of which bears the Pro- prietor's Name aud Address in the Engraving, " Saml. Solomon, Liverpool," to imitate which is felony. Sold by Swinborne and Walter, Keymer, and Chaplin, Colchester; Meggy and Chalk, Guy, and Kelham, Chelms- ford; Youngman, Witham aud Maldon: Holroyd, Maldon; Smith, Braintree; Seager, Harwich ; Hardacre, Hadleigh; Hill, Ballingdon; aud all respectable Medicine Venders in the United Kingdom. Patients corresponding with Dr. Solomon, will please to observe, that the usual compliment of II. is expected; addressed—" Money Letter.— Dr. Solomon, Gilead House, near Liverpool. Paid Double Postage." AN ACT TO REGULATE THE COSTS OF Disrr. F- Pi s LEVIED FOR PAYMENT OF SMALL RENTS. [ If > are induced to give " j Aet at fell length, from its importance to a very large class of the community j Whereas divers persons acting as brokers, and dis- training on the; jds and chattels of others, or em- ployed in the < urse of such distresses, have of late made excessive charges, to the great oppression of poor tenants and otlfers; and it is expedient lo elicck such practices; be it therefore enacted, by the King's most excellent Majesty, by and with the- advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal, and Commons, in this prescut Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that from and after the passing of this Act no peison whatsoever making any distress for rent, where the sum demanded ami due shall not exceed the sum of twenty pounds for and in respect of such rent, nor any person whatsoever em- ployed in any manner in making such distress, or doing any act whatsoever in the course of such ilisl > e, i.> or for carrying the same into effect, shall have, I; I e, or receive out of Hie produce of Ihe goods or chattels distrained upon and so'd, or from Ihe tenant distrained on, or from Ihe landlord, or from any other person whatsoever, any other or more costs and charges tor aud in respect of such distress, or any mailer or filing done therein, than such as are afiixed and s* t forili in the schedule hereunto annexed and appropriated lo each act which shall have been done in the course of such distress; ami no person or persons whatsoever shall make any charge whatsoever for any ait, m . Iter, or tliiuv mentioned in the said scheduic, unless sucii act sliSn hetrc been really done, And^ be it further enacted, That if sii. y person or persons whatsoever sl\ all in any manner tcvy; like.^ Y receive from any person or persons whatsoever or retain or take from the proline, of any goods . sold for the payment of such rent, ai » y other or greater cos's and charges thau are meulioutd and set down in II..: said schedule, or make any charge whatsoever fur any act, mailer, or thing mentioned in fhe said schedule, and not really done, it shall be lawful for Uie party or parties aggrieved by such practices to apply to any one Justice of the Pence for the county, city, town, and acting for the division where so -* ii distress shall have been made, or in any manner proceeded in, for the redress of hi*, her," or tbe. r grievance so occasioned ; whereupon such Justice shall summon Hie person or persons complained of lo appear before him at a reasonable time to be fixed in such summons ; and such Justice shad examine into Ihe matter of such complaint by all legal ways and means, and also hear in like manner the defence of Ihe person or persons complained of; and if it shall appear to'such Justice thai the person or persons complained of shall have levied, taken, received, or had other and greater costs and charges than are mentioned or fixed in the schedule hereunto annexed, or made any charge for any matter or thing men- tioned in the said schedule, such act, matter, or thing not having been really done, such Justice shall order and adjudge treble the amount of the monies so un- lawfully taken, to be paid by the person or persons so having acted to the party or parlies who shall thus have preferred his, her, or their complaint thereof, together with full costs; and in case of tion- pa\ tneut of any monies or costs so ordered and adjudged to Ic paid, such Justice shall forthwith issue his warrant lo levy the same by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the party or parties ordered to pay such monies or costs, rendering the overplus ( if any) to the owner or owners, after the payment of the charges of such distress and sale; and HI case no sufficient dis- tress can be had, such Justice shall, by warrantunder his hand, commit the party or parties to the common gaol or prison within the limits of the jurisdiction of such Justice, and there to remain until » uch order or judgment be satisfied. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid. That it shall be lawful for such Justice, at the request of the party complaining or complained against, to sum- mon all persons as witnesses, and to administer an oath lo them, touching the matter of such complaint or defence against it; and if any person or person or persons so summoned shall not obey such summons, without any reasonable or lawful excuse, or refuse to be examined upon oath, or if a Quaker upon solemn affirmation, then every such person so offending shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding forty shillings, lo be ordered, levied, and paid in such manner and bv such means, aud with such power of commitment, as is" hereinbefore directed a:, to such order and judg- ment to be given between the party or parties in the original complaint, excepting so far as regards the form of the order, as hereinafter provided for. Aud be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for such Justice, if he shall find that the complaint of Ihe party or parties aggrieved is not well founded, to order and adjudge costs not exceeding twenty shillings to be paid lo the party or parties complained against, which order shall be carried into effcct, and levied and paid in such manner, and wilh like power of commitment, as is hereinbefore directed as to the order and judgment founded on such original com- plaint: Provided always, that nothing herein con- tained shall empower such Justice lo make any order or judgment against the landlord for whose benefit any such distress shall have been made, unless such landlord shall have personally levied such d. stress: Provided always, that no person or persons who shall be aggrieved by any distress for. rent, or by any pro- ceedings had iu the course thereof, or by any costs aud charges levied upon them iu respect of the same, shall be barred from auy legal or olhcr suit or remedy which he, she, or they might have had before the passing of this Act, excepting so far as any complaint to be preferred by virtue of this Act shall have been determined by the order and judgment of the Justice before whom it shall have been heard and dclermiiied; and which order and judgment shall and may I e given in evidence, under the plea of Ihe general issue, in all cases where the matter of sucji complaint shall be made the subject of any action. And be it further euacted, That such orders and judgments on such complaints shall be made in Ihe form in the schedule hereunto annexed, and may be proved before any Court by proof of the signature of Ihe Justice to such order and judgment; and such orders as regard persons who may have been sum- moned as witnesses shall be made in suuh form as to such Justice shall seem most fit aud convenient. And be it further enacted, That every broker ot other person who shall make and levy auy distress whatsoever shall give a copy of Ins charges, and of all the costs and charges of any distress whatsoever signed b;: him, to the person or persons en who-.- goods or chattels any distress shall be levied, although the amount of Ihe rent demanded shall cxceed the su;; i of twenty pounds. And be it further enacted, That a fair printed co;: . of this Act be hungup in some convenient plac1 iu > uch Halls or Rooms where the Justices of each and every county iu England aud Wales shall hold either their Quarter or other Sessions. Schedule of the Limitation of Costs and Charges on Dis- hes r for Small Rents. Levying Distress 0 3 0 Man iu Possession, per day . 0 2 ti Appraisement, whether by one Broker or more, sixpence in the pound on the value of ihe goods Stamp, the law ful amount thereof AI! < Miences of advertisements, if any snch 0 10 0 Catalogues, sale and commission, aud delivery of goods, ouc shilling in the pound on the net pro- duce of the sale. LONDON. Prince Oscar, son to, the Crown Prince of Sweden, is, it appears, to he trained for thy exercise of sovereign power in- the arost arduous School that could have been' selected for. his education— namely, the Government of his Norwegian subjects, - Whose natural jealousy of the it new masters, and re Iuctance, yet imperfectly overcome, to receive in its full plenitude the authority of Sweden,' may be expected to involve the young Viceroy in such dif- ficulties, and to impress upon his mind such wholesome lessons of . prudence",. ' self- command, . moderation, and firmness, as cannot fail to have hereafter the most beneficial influence on the wel- fare of his people, and the character of bis reign, if he ever does reign r The wire gauze lamp has been put to decisive proof in one of the collieries at the Hurlet, near Paisley, The mine had been abandoned upwards of twelve months, by reason of the" fire- damp. The gradual approach to the dangerous gas was indicated by the included game of the lamp presenting a. lengthened spire, so as to brush the top of the cylinder. On passing the confines of the explosiva mediuin," the wire gauze became suddenly red- hot and the ' Davy' continued full of foreign flame of a fine blue colon!-. A caudle in this waste might have been as destructive as any upon record, for it exhibited an explosive atmosphere from the very floor,, in an. extent of three or four acres. A dread- , ful explosion - occurred some years ago in this mine, by which seventeen persons perished. M ANsIoN- HOUSE:; —• A. man, aged. seventy- six, one of the most deplorable looking objects that ever visited a public office, on Tuesday, complained The French Government, it is said, has suc- ceeded " in raising another Loan to the amount of against a Benefit Society, that his weekly allowance * l : ll:— at. « » » 41,0 ' was stopped in consequence of bis being seen by three millions sterling. The contractors are the Houses of Baring and others-. We understand it was finally concluded on- Wednesday se'nnight at Paris. ' •••'• ' ' ' " • • '• • By the recent Treaty at Paris, - for setting the succession to the Duchy of Parma, it has been • agreed' that young- Napoleon is to have the appa- nages in Bohemia office' belonging to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, the revenues of Which are worth something more than 25), 0') l) l. per ' annum. rn,.. i.;.. • i v..,.'. one of the members chopping wood for his fire.— The Steward of the Society said, he had known members to be dismissed for less serious violations of the rules; The complainant had been refused bis weekly allowance in consequence of the pre- sumption, that as he was able to chop wood, he was able to work at his trade.— To which the Lord Mayor replied—" It is well that Magistrates have an authority greater than yours. Go home, my The roads in France are ' much' infested with | good old mail, you won't be refused your weekly robbers. One baud is said to be Organized in the Vicinity of Abbeville,. for the purpose of attacking the carriages and diligences on the great road leading from Abbeville to Montreuil. This road Constitutes the chief communication between Eng- land and France. The Captain of' the French brig Noirmoutier, arrived at Falmouth, states, that in - the south of France the crops have been most abundant. New Corn has been in the market for the last month or six Weeks. A,- loaf of the best bread, weighing ] 2ibs. sells for 40 francs, ( not quite 20d. English.) ' The. King of Prussia lives at Carlsbad in the simplest manner. He attends the public rooms, like a common subscriber, every evening, and sometimes joins in the dance, always retiring at an early hour, ' The - intelligence of Pernambuco having been regained by the Royal party is confirmed from various quarters. It is stated that Martinez, after being wounded, was taken in the woods, whetherhe had- filed for safety. - When General Lacy was. conveyed from the citadel of Barcelona, he was taken through the sub- terraneous passages, under the " greatest precautions. It is said, in a Paris paper, that, notwithstanding all, the Catalonian remonstrances in his favour, the sentence has not only been confirmed by the King, but that it was carried into execution on the 5th ult, in the island of Majorca.-} Bolivar is stated, in advices from Jamaica, to have entered Caraccas on the 18th ult. at the bead of 5W > men, having beaten the Royalists twice in the same day. It appears that the Patriots are in possession of that whole country, Augustura ex- cepted, where the King's troops are closely be- sieged and reduced to great extremities. Women and children, to the amount of 1500, had left the city ; and all sorts of unclean animals had been re- sorted to for food. An American Paper says—'' The' amount of the coinage of Mexico in 1815, was only seven millions, and in 1816,' it would not exceed six million: The, internal taxes did not produce one- fifth of their former amount. The other sources of revenue are greatly diminished. The tithes produce almost nothing. Of filly tithed districts thirty- seven are in the hands of the insurgents. There is not only a great poverty of resources, but a very prodigal and improvident waste of such as remain. The number of troops on the pay- roll is about 40,000, besides 25,000 volunteers. Many of these are tinder the command of ignorant, lazy and corrupt officers.' allowance. All the dues will be paid up, and you shall cut sticks as long as you please." On the morning of Thursday se'nnight, about eight o'clock, the Gloucester and London day coach, on its journey upwards, whilst racing with the Cheltenham day poach ( both vehicles going at the rate of nearly- twelve miles an-. hour), was overturned within a short distance of Burford; when, as might naturally have been expected,' not one of the pas- sengers escaped unhurt. There were three outside passengers; and, such was the force of the shock, that they were thrown several yards from the coach. Mr. Thomas Heath, of the City Arms, Oxford, who was on the roof, had his leg broken near the ancle, the joint of which, and the foot, were so much torn and lacerated, that he was compelled to undergo amputation soon afterwards. The coach- man ( Bishop), was severely injured about the loins, and now lies seriously ill; and the other two were partially bruised. Of the inside passengers, three ladies and a gentleman, one of the former was ter- ribly cut in the face, having the under lip severed in two, and one tooth beaten out, and another the collar- bone dislocated, and sustained such serious contusions on other parts of the body, that she has been confined to her bed ever since. The others also suffered severely. At the Court of Assize for the Department of the North, in France, Joseph Weynar, a labourer, has been condemned to death, for an attempt to murder a servant of the name of Isabella Demadrille. The circumstances of this barbarous attempt, are re- markable, and evince great female heroism. On the morning of the 2d of March Weynar called on Isabella's master, an old nursery man,. under pre. tence of purchasing some shrubs. Having affected to chuse several," he said he would call for them in the evening. Accordingly, at three o'clock in the afternoon be returned. Isabella, who opened the door, told him that her master was out. Never- theless, Weynar entered and placed himself op- posite the fire- place in the dining parlour. Isabella, belling seated in a corner of the room from which she could not observe Weynar's motions, and having a prayer- book in her hand, the latter asked her if she was praying to God; and on her answering in the affirmative, he struck her on the forehead with a hammer. The blow stunned the poor girl, a Admiral Pickmore has sailed from Portsmouth, in the Sir Francis Drake frigate, to resante the Governorship of Newfoundland-. It is intended that he shall reside there during the winter. A singular occurrence took , lace at the Custom- House on Monday morning, by a partial explosion of gas at the foot of one of the staircases.— A part - of the pipes only being laid down, and the several preparations- being otherwise incomplete; the re servoirs containing the syphons for preventing communication were not filled with'- water as in- tended, and in this situation some- gas had escaped which ' had been turned on in the main pipes.-- AN accumulation was thus formed in the cavities under the landing of the stairs, mixed with such a port- ion of atmospheric air as to render it explosive; a person ( without being directed) . officiously opened a reservoir to examine it, with a lighted candle and ignited the vapour, which exploded, with much force. Several large stones forming the landing, place and some steps were rent and forced out, but without doing any material damage; and the person who occasioned the accident, together with several others, who happened to be near, received no injury. . •. ' ?'* : •"'-. All the other persons confined in Edinburgh Castle on charges similar to those preferred against Andrew M'Kinlay, who has been acquitted, are said to have been liberated. This is a procedure similar to that which was adopted in England on the acquittal of Watson. Lockwood, Woffenden, Wilson, and Jessop, charged with being present, counselling, aiding, and abetting a person unknown', in firing a loaded gun at. Mr. Alexander, one of the Huddersfield Yeomanry Cavalry, on the night of the 8th of June last, Were tried at York oil Saturday, and acquitted; the darkness of the night and the confusion of the occurrence rendering it difficult to identify their persons. They were admonished by the Judge to beware of continuing in the dangerous courses in which it was evident they had been engaged; and they very candidly expressed their determination to take bis Lordship's advice. It was most un- equivocally proved on this trial ( though indeed the fact, required no such confirmation), that the most extensive and alarming disturbances had prevailed in the neighbourhood. PUBLIC OFFICE, BOW- STREET.— On Monday a shoemaker was charged with robbing his brother, a builder, of Bank- notes to the amount of 4501. it appeared that he had taken the opportunity of his brother's, absence from home to get possession of the notes,- and after changing them tor others at the Bank of England, he set off on the outside of a coach for Liverpool, intending, it is supposed, to go to America. When, however, he got to Liverpool, in consequence of an acquaintance he had formed on the journey with a married woman, who, with her husband, was a fellow passenger, he contrived, by means of bribery, to obtain her escape from a room at an inn where her husband ( observing her conduct) had locked her up, and he then set off with the lady in a post- chaise and four back for London, where he arrived on Friday. They then proceeded in the same style to Dartford and from thence towards Rochester; but a few miles beyond Gravesend, they turned back to Dart ford, where they slept, and the next morning proceeded to Rochester, and from thence to Sitting- bourne, where the father of the lady resides. At the latter place, at the fathers house, they were found on Sunday afternoon, by Adkins the officer, A NEW SONG AND PARODY, " Said a Smile, To a Tear," OCCASTONED BY READING. A LATE CHALLENGE FROM ONE: LEGAL GENTLEMAN TO ANOTHER. [ ADDRESSED TO THE WIG. CLUB.] Said a Wig to a Block, , Near the Old Bailey Dock, ; { And lower' like a cloud in « > wet weather;)' - " Pray, do'nt be so hot! - " We shall get sent to pot, M'f! Brought down by a slug both together. " Since first on you dropp'd, I ne'er thought to be popp'd, ' i- In this. way at least.• I've too much heard; . " My feeling you shock,"— .'. Peace, dear Wig cried the Block, . " I will, not go out to be butcher'd.". • <" Oh, then," said the ' Wig, " Keep it up and loot big-,. ' -.. Since we're safe, bully on. ten times louder: : '' For, how noble that tone " From a Block, when ' tis known " The Wig is expos'd but to Powder!" Chelmsford. Quiz.-. - " t To the EDITOR OF THE CO LCHESTER GAZETTE MR. EDITOR— Allow me, in your widely circulated Paper, to state a practice which, at this eventful period, humanity dictates should be dispensed with ; I mean that of burning coleseed and other straw, hau'm, & c. late in the evening, and sometimes at midnight. Surely, when destructive fires, either by incendiaries or accident, are so frequent, it little short of erhelty to distress a neighbourhood by these false alarms, especially as I Conceive this work could be performed as well at mid- day as late in the evening or at midnight. Persons thus alarmed hasten to the SPot, and although on their arrival ( with a degree of pleasure) find their mistake, yet feel some chagrin in being thus deluded ; which delusion tends to apathy when their assistance is really needful.— Fearing I have exceeded your limits I shall conclude with the adage—" A burnt child dreads the fire." j. J <•'' Mersea Island, July 29,1817. ' ' dred Houses, where it is known that the expence of the maintenance of paupers, not with standing the direction of gentlemen who devote, their time to prevent abuses, exceeds the sum which would sup- port the same persons in idleness. That Mr. Owen's projects will be more ably investigated by the Government, than any desultory observations which the hasty remarks of journalists furnish, We are aware ; and we have no other apology for the expression of our fears, than lest they should lead to ' expectations which cannot be realized, and thereby neutralize, the activity which now prevails on that subject throughout the Ma- gistracy and gentlemen of the country. The Barossa and Essex East Indiaman, which were reported to have been lost, have arrived in safety at China. Great hopes are entertained that the Anna is also safe; but the Elphinstone ( the fourth ship mentioned), it is ascertained, has been burnt at Whampoa, alter having delivered only three chop boats of Cotton. Insurances were affected on Wednesday and Thursday se'nnight, at Lloyds, on the Barossa at fifty, sixty, and even so high as seventy guineas per cent. By the Duke of Sent packet, accounts have been received of a Tunisian pirate, of 20 guns, having captured a Russian brig, off Lisbon, and taken out ( excepting tour men) all the crew, and ordered her for some Barbary port. The four men left on board, watched an opportunity, and threw the pirates overboard; they then carried the vessel safe into Lisbon. A Portuguese frigate has also captured a private ship, of 18 guns, and carried her into Lisbon. It is said thai she had fallen in with a Spanish ship, and murdered the crew. When the" pirate was captured she had several bales of merchandise. on board. In addition to the many atrocities committed by the pirate schooner Romp, Captain Fisk, animad- verted upon in the remonstrance delivered by the Portuguese Ambassador to the United States, we have to record, that as Mr. Houghton, an English merchant of Grand Canary, was passing from that island to - Maduira, on the 23d of May, 1816, the small Spanish vessel in which he was embarked was detained and plundered by the above pirate, who took out of her upwards of ' 20.000 dollars From Mr. Houghton they took, in gold and silver, above 10001. in value; and when he remonstrated and declared that he should apply to his own' Go- vernment, the prize- master answered by ordering two of the men to " slab him to the heart," This the men, on his appeal to their feelings, refused ; when the prize- master himself, a ruffian of the name of Moore, advanced to execute his threats, but being much intoxicated was unable, and Mr. Houghton fortunately escaped. The Captain of the Spanish brig was wounded in seventeen places. The fraudulent practice for some time adopted in the United States, of increasing the weight of bales of cotton by placing stones among them, bids fair, say the American papers, to attract the notice of the American Government, whose cares must necessarily be presumed to embrace the reputation of its people for honesty in their commercial deal- ings. Accounts from Jamaica, dated 20th June, state that the Governor of Vera Cruz had come to the determination of admitting British vessels with British cargoes, as the insurgent privateers pre- vented Spaniards from carrying on any trade there. In consequence of this, large orders for goods have been RECeived; and insurances to the amount of 150,0001. have been done at Lloyd's on one vessel bound from Kingston to Vera Cruz. second and a third knocked her down, a fourth bath- d her in blood. The ruffian was about to inftict a fifth, when Isabella, by a preternatural effort, seized the assassin by the throat with her right hand, and with the other laid hold of the hammer, uttering loud shrieks. Weynar having in vain tried to stop her mouth, endeavoured to fly. His victim, covered as she was with blood, rallied the little strength she had remaining, and clung to him while he dragged her to the door, screaming murder, fortunately her cries brought some of the neighbours to her assistance, by whom the villain was secured. On Friday afternoon, last, as the domestics of General Fanning, of Upper Seymour- street, Port- man- square, were at tea in the back kitchen, a footstep was heard in the passage leading to the area. One of the female servants coming out to ascertain who it was, saw a boy going out at the door. She asked him his business; when he in- quired if a Mrs. lived there; to which re- ceiving an answer in the negative, he departed In a short time after, several articles of plate of considerable value were missed from a table in the front room, where they had been placed preparatory to being cleaned. A SUCCESSION OF DUELS.— A quarrel having taken place some months back at a coffee- house in Limerick, between a Mr. H. and Mr. D. at which a Mr. B. their mutual friend, was the. only person present,. it was referred to his decision. He de- cided, but in a manner that gave offence to both parties. The consequence was, that each sent him a challenge with the knowledge and consent of the other. The whole three met the next morning at the house where the dispute happened, and after a parley of some hours, not. being likely to come to an amicable conclusion, they agreed to go out and fight. The contest was first between Mr. D. and Mr. B. Mr. H. having given the word. The parties fired two shots each without effect, and on the in- terference of Mr. H. they shook hands and were friends. Then came the turn of Mr. H. and Mr. B ' Mr. D. giving the word. This terminated after one shot each; but the last contest between Mr. H. and Mr. D. at which Mr. B. gave the word, was of longer duration. The parties having honourably settled their affair with Mr. B. thought they had right to arrange their own. They according took their stations, each loading for himself and receiving the word from their mutual friend. this manner, at twelve paces, they fired four shots and the affair terminated by Mr. D.' s receiving severe wound in the right shoulder. In the two preceding shots Mr. D. wounded his adversary but so slightly as only to raze the skin. The affair was kept a secret until Mr. D. was pro- nounced out of danger. Lusus NATURE.— At I. ingycleugh, in the parish of Cannoby, Dumfriesshire, that scarce bird, white crow, was hatched ill the rookery of — Lomax, Esq. and not only were the feathers white but even the feet, the beak, and the eyes! This ho had been pursuing the shoemaker all the way, and by the husband of the fugitive female, who had also closely pursued them. The lady, after a scene of great confusion contrived to get away from her husband, but the shoemaker was brought safe to London by Adkins. On the examination it ap- peared that the prisoner's brother was gone off to Liverpool in pursuit of, him. ' The further investi- gation was therefore postponed. On the prisoner was found in Bank- notes and cash 2231. 2s. 6d. A man of the name of Howell, undertook, for a wager of a leg of mutton and trimmings, on Friday morning, to run, on the Kennington Road, a mile out and in, to eat twelve twopenny pies, and drink two quarts of beer, in twenty- five minutes, He accomplished his task with great ease, in the pre- sence of numerous spectators, in four minutes and seven seconds within the given time. In the Sheriff's Court, at the Lincoln- Assizes, came on before W. H. Robinson, Esq. a writ of in- quiry in a very curious case. The action was brought by the executors of the late Mrs. Mary Stevenson ( an old lady who died a short time ago it Reepham, near Lincoln,) against a Mr. Stephen Hurton, of Fiskerton, and judgment having been suffered to go by default, the Jury had to assess the damages. It appeared from the statement of Mr. Reeder, and was proved by two witnesses ( Mr. Edward Storr, of Hack thorn, and Mr. Christopher Wright, of Scotton,) that after the decease of the old lady, her executors proceeded to convert her effects into money by a sale by auction. The defendant Hurton was the purchaser of a bed at the auction, and after it had been knocked down to him, went to look at it as it stood, more particularly than be had done before the sale. From the top of the bed the witnesses, and some other persons who were by, saw him take a small box ( winch was wrapped in brown paper) and open it ; they also, by a momentary glimpse, saw that within the box was a quantity of guineas. Some exclamation of surprise was made, and the defendant in a way, Mr. Reeder observed, which trenched very hard upon felony; and might have put him upon his trial in another Court, immediately shut the box, and went off from the house with it and its con- tents. A rather large pocket tobacco- box, with fifty guineas in it, was produced in Court by Mr. Baldwin, solicitor, for the executors, with a view of enabling the witnesses to give an opinion as to the quantity of guineas which might be in the box taken by Hurton from the bed. They thought the box was larger than that, and that the quantity of guineas in it was at least as much. The Jury accordingly returned a verdict — Damages fifty guineas. ornithological anomaly was terribly persecuted by his sable brethren; and bad not he been timely rescued by his capturer and deliverer, his life might have paid- the- misfortune of having, however in | nocently, deviated from the costume of his kindred To the EDITOR of the COLCHESTER GAZETTE. SIR— Observing in jour Paper of the 12th instant an article strenuously recommending the total de- struction of the race of sparrows, which your Cor- respondent considers as extremely prejudicial to the interests of the farmer ; I beg leave to observe that I fear the tyrant of the feathered tribe has never read the history of Frederick, King of Prussia, or he would have been convinced that an annihilation of the sparrows of this country would be productive of more injury than benefit to the agriculturist ; for the his- torian of this King tells us, that it being' - represented . to his Majesty how great damage was sustained by the farmer in consequence of the vast quantity;' of grain which these particular birds eat, his " Majesty was graciously pleased to issue an edict for their total extirpation, little considering that the good which they do is more than equal to the injury, and the general rule in this case is " minime de- mantis." ( low- ever, in the course of three years, not a sparrow Was to be seen in the Prussian dominions: the conse- qnence of which, we are told, was, that on the fourth year three- fourths of the crops were destroyed by the various species of insects Which live upon the root of the grain, and which constitute a great portion of the sparrows' food. If, therefore, the sparrows ate to be destroyed,' the inseets, as a natural consequence, will increase in the proportion to the decrease of their enemies. The truth of tills assertion was so sensibly experienced by the inhabitants of Prussia, that the royal edict was repealed, and the greatest- encourage- ment given to the population of his Majesty's domi- nions by a species of subjects whom he- had thought proper to extinguish by Hie advice of malicious CONN-- sellors; and in a few years the country resumed' its former luxuriant appearance. Though I am contending on the necessity of pre- serving this race of birds, yet I would not be under- stood to be an advocate for an overflow' of them, as I conceive all extremes are dangerous ; and under this j idea I have presumed to suggest to your Correspon- dent the impropriety of putting his scheme into execution, supposing that sparrows ill Prussia arc much the same as those in England. Should you deem these observations worthy of your columns, I beg you will let them find a place therein, otherwise the country may be, through incautious advice, placed in the same dilemma as Prussia formerly was-; and in thus stepping forward to vindicate the cause of these poor animals, I trust I am not undeserving of the name of HUMANITAS. July 30, 1817. ". ... BANKRUPTS. Thomas Fennell and William Benstead, jun. Jewry street, Aldgate, London, soap- manufacturers. — George Pardow, Coughton, Warwick, needle maker.— James Cole, Plymouth, rope- maker— Gustavus Richard Druitt, Wih- Chester, linen- draper.— George Spall, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, coach- maker. Attornies, Messrs. Blag- rave and Walter, Symon's Inn, Chancery- lane, London.— Cornelius Farrell, Gosport, linen- draper.— John Busst, Aston, War- wick, gun- barrel- maker1— Lawrence Crew Beavan, Clifton Gloucester, baker— Andrew Sandmark, Mark.- lane, Lon- don, merchant.— William Hoseason Jamaica, merchant — Elisha Smith, Derby, bleacher— Joseph Slipper, Crostwick, Norfolk, carpenter. Attornies, Messrs. Sewell and Blake. Norwich; and Mr. Tilbury, Falcon- street. London — Pa trick Lynch, Liverpool, woollen- draper.— Joseph Biddle. Birmingham, factor— William Griffiths, Beaumaris, An- glesea, currier.— William Green, Albion- place. Kingsland- road, Middlesex, underwriter. — George Elliott, Wood church, Kent, batcher. — James Weldon, Castle- court, Budge- row, London, warehouseman,— Michael Abrahams, Minories, London, merchant- William Lee, Church-. street, Rotherhithe,' Middlesex, ship- chandler.' ''•"" THE COLCHESTER GAZETTE. There is no subject of " a political nature, which is more important in the present situation of this, country, than that of the Poor Laws." While all other financial considerations bear the appearance, of considerable amendment, it is a great drawback on our national prosperity that the burthens of the poor- rates increase, and that a system: altogether inconsistent with the happiness and the interest of the community continues, which must " eventually destroy every promise which returning commerce and improving agricultural benefits hold out to the country. That this subject is one of the greatest difficulty, is admitted by all who have seriously considered it; and when this difficulty lias deterred even the Legislature front any immediate resolution, we cannot hut feel highly indebted to anyone who will devote his talents and time to overcome it. Mr. Owen of Lanark,, who presented some time ago a plan for this laudable purpose, bus offered explanatory comments to the public, to establish its. fitness, and to answer objections which have been urged against it. That the mass of this in- formation abounds with valuable observations,- and that the principles of his. plan embrace the double purpose of not only providing- for the necessities of the poor, but also, inculcating those- moral, ob servances which must, if successful, equally tend to their individual happiness - and ' that ' of society, all who read his explanation', must be convinced ; but we repeat what We have before remarked, and which nothing he has advanced appears to contra- vert, that the scheme is top general and theoretical for extensive practice; that to carry it into effect, there are no adequate funds; and that, if there were, the compulsory regulations which must be established would render it unpalatable to the per- sons who are intended to be advantaged. .. But for a moment Supposing there were the pecuniary means, and those labouring villages were established, when are the requisite superintendants? The- Magistracy, however zealous; are unqualified for such a diversified task ; and the eye of hirelings will require more reward tor its vigilance than is consistent with . the requisite economy. We have instances, in a great measure, in point, in the Hun- The accounts. received from Buenos Ayres throw great - doubt on the supposed conquest of Chili. " The atrocities committed by the insurgents in the Chilianterritory"- it is said, " are so numerous, while their spirit'. of plunder and their demands of contributions have been so incessant, that the people are convulsed with dissention. Add to this that the* Chiefs of the Buenos Ay res- troops are quarrelling among themselves." Letters from America speak of the continued exertions of the Government of the United States in building a formidable navy. Our , own Admi- ralty Board has not been inattentive to the progress of the Americans. It has ascertained the dimen- sions of their- ships; and with a view to obviate the evil of inequality of size, so sorely felt by us in the last short war with America*, it has ordered a num- ber of men of war and frigates, upon a. similar con* Struction, to be laid down immediately, The British Consul at New York has been busily employed in mitigating the wretchedness of thou^ sands of our unfortunate countrymen, whose dis- v tresses or caprices, or betrayed credulity, had ltd them to the United States. The office of public executioner in France is so far from being held in contempt and detestation, as in this country, that, according to the Paris pa- pers, . upwards of. 400 petitions have been received in the Chancery Office, praying for the appoint- ment of hangman at Versailles. A beautiful German Dwarf, just twenty inches high-,, and seven - years and a half old, has been re- , cently. exhibited at Lille on the frontiers of France. " he dances, sings, and answers most intelligently all questions put to her. AGRICULTURAL REPORT.— Throughout the whole month of May the appearance of the crops . indicated a late harvest; every thing seemed at a stand for want of warm weather, the grass and layers had made no growth, and the corn, particu- larly the baileys, were completely set fast. Soon however, the prospect changed, and fine showers, accompanied by warm weather, wrought such an alteration in the face of things, that by the middle of June- it was discovered that the harvest, instead of being as late as had been apprehended, would, in all. probability, be earlier than common. Never did a lew days produce such a change in vegetation as from the loth to the 23d. During some of the days between those two periods, the thermometer stood at from SO to fe' 5 deg. in the shade. Since the beginning of the last month, however, the air has been considerably cooler, and some heavy rains have fallen very seasonably for the corn, par- ticularly on light . lands, which would soon have suffered from a continuance of such excessive heat. The Wheat Crops, are looking, it may be said, universally well; and should the weather hold warm and not over wet, wo may look forward to an abundant harvest, though not perhaps so early a one as many had imagined, Barleys are also, generally speaking, heavy, as well as other swarth corn. A good deal of hay has been got up well, though it mustbe owned, some yet remains abroad, some of which has been much injured by the wet, especially the heavy rain of Tuesday, the 15ih ult. the second crop will, in all likelihood be stout, from the moist state of the land, and . from the first crops not having made so great a growth as usual. The turnips are likely to plant well, fewer flies having been scarcely ever remembered. Swedes are getting more into fashion,,.. and there is little doubt that their culture will rapidly .. extend, espe- cially . if the drill system be resorted to. . The snowy mountains of Thibet, in the East Indies, which were until lately supposed to be in- accessible, have been crossed by Captain Webb, and their height ascertained, which proved to be •_ fe, U( JU feet above , the level of the sea. This is more than 701) 0 feet higher than the highest point of the Andes, which have here to fore . been considered the loftiest mountains on the globe. The dry rot, it is said, continues its destructive ravages in the navy. La Forte, a new frigate' launched not three years since, is found infected with this great evil-.; and,. although never further than. from Woolwich to- Chatham, is about to be repaired at the latter port. * Defachments of invalids from the Royal Artil- lery, the 4th, 6th, 7th, 35th, 95th, regiments of infantry and several other Corps, were landed at Dover on Saturday, from' the British army in France, for the purpose of being disbanded. At- the Lincoln Assizes, among a number of other Capital conviets, William Longland, aged 50, was left, for ' execution, for counselling, aiding, and abetting three other younger. prisoners in the com- mission of a burglary at Grantham. At the Nisi Prins Bar, Judge Bailey, at.: the. close of a horse cause, stongly disCommended the going to law in Cases of this nature. v ' Take my advice, Gentle- men," said he, " and accommodate matters of this kind, if possible; for men" in general lose more than 25l. in bringing an acton on the warranty of a horse, even, if they win; and. such is the- danger from the evidence common in causes like this, that justice is no. security to a man far success. 1 per- ceive- that the gentlemeu below do- not approve of my' doctrine; but the truth must be told some- times:"/ "; . . "' CURIOUS CASES OF FRAUD.— On Tuesday last, a man dressed as a butcher,' and representing him- Self as coming from the house of Mr. Thomas, the butcher, in Charing- cross, went to the house of the Speaker of the House of Commons, and demanded a leg of mutton, which he Said had been sent there through mistake. Though the mutton. had been spitted, the cook had the credulity to give it to him, with the understanding that. another would be im- mediately sent to replace it. The same man ob- tained another leg of mutton, under similar cir- cumStances, at the bouse of the Bishop of Lincoln', and a large piece of beef at the house of another customer Of Mr. Thomas's, ft was not until their patience was, exhausted, and the hours of dinner approached, that the servants of the several houses ascertained that a fraud had been practised Upon them. On inquiry at Mr. Thomas's, it was found that no- such person had been sent from his house. \ i COLCHESTER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1817. » „* The Article under the Signature of HENRY, and a Monody on the Death of Madame de Stael Holstein, will appear iti our next. On Saturday last, the Rev. John Giffard Ward, Master of Arts, was inducted to the Rectory of the parish of Chelmsford, oil the presentation of Lady Mildmay, void by the death of the Rev. John Morgan. On Thursday last the Rev. Thomas Reeve, Clerk, was instituted to ( he Rectory of Roy don, in the County of Suffolk, on the presentation of Abraham Reeve, Esq. void by the death of the Rev. Thomas Cautley. ^ The annual sermon, in aid of live National Schools within the Dunmow district, was preached in the parish church of Great Dunmow, on Sunday last, when a most able and eloquent discourse, addressed alike to the understanding and the heart, was de- livered by the Rev. J. Jefferson, Archdeacon of Colchester, from St. Matthew, the21st chapter, and 15th and l( jth verses.— The congregation, un- favourable as was the day, was most numerous and respectable. The collection at the church door amounted to 381. 17s. a sum hitherto unprecedented in the annals of the society.— The children, in number about 330, were afterwards regaled with cake and wine. On Tuesday last at Mistley, a match of cricket wag played, the Dedham and Ardlei « h Club against the Manningtree and Mistley, which was won by tin. latter, having sixteen runs to spare. Refresh- ments were provided for the company on the ground ; and after the match from thirty to forty gentlemen retired to the - Thorn inn, partook- of a handsome cold collation, and spent a convivial evening. A short time since a young gentleman, about eighteen years of age, the son of Mr. Sutton, of this town, who is compleating his education for mercanlile pursuits in life, at Rouen, in Normandy, observed a young man who was bathing in the Seine, which is broad and deep near Rouen, and the tide of flood extremely rapid, iti imminent dan- ger of being drowned, in consequence of his having incautiously ventured beyond his depth. Mr. Sutton perceiving that the other youth had entirely lost his presence of mind, with a degree of cool and deter- mined intrepidity which does hi in the highest honour, plunged into the stream, and reaching him at the moment lie was Sinking, was fortunately en- abled, by his expertness in swimming, to support him til! a boa! arrived to his assistance, when he was taken ashore in safety. During the very heavy thunderstorm, on Wed nesday se'nnight, a shepherd got into a small shed on Sevenoaks Common, Kent, accompanied by his dog, for shelter, where he was joined by a person who came there for the same purpose; to whom the shepherd began to relate the circumstance of his own brother having been killed by lightning, about thirty years ago, when he received a shock which instantly deprived him of life. His dog was also killed by his side. His com ' anion received a shock at the same instant, but being merely stunned, soon recovered. Tile watch of the deceased was melted in his lob, the steel chain shivered to pieces, and the glass reduced to the resemblance of sand, Nearly at the same time the church at Sundrish { about three miles off) caught tire, but it was got under with little damage. A very serious accident occurred yesterday se'n- night to Mr. English, of West Bergholt. When proceeding homewards from Tiptree fair, his horse became affrighted by an ass lying on the road, and, starting suddenly, threw hint to the ground with s; ich violence, that he was carried home in a state of insensibility, and much apprehension was en tertained fur the safety of his life; but we are in- formed that lie is now in a favourable way of recovery. An inquest was taken at the Three Crowns, East Donyland, yesterday se'nnight, on view of th body of Joseph Martin, aged about seventeen years, who accidentally fell from the bowsprit of a vessel called the Providence, of East Donyland, into the river Colne, on the Wednesday preceding and was drowned.— Verdict, Accidentally drowned. Affile Hertford Quarter Sessions, James Mills, for stealing a pair of breeches, was ordered to be imprisoned two weeks, and whipped. Ou hearing that he was to be flogged lor committing the theft, he addressed the Chairman—" May it please your Honour, to let me take the breeches for which 1 am to suffer?" The Worthy Chairman inquired if he had the insolence to ask for another man's pro- perty ? The culprit replied—" May it please your Honour, it is very hard that 1 should be whipped, and get nothing." The Assizes for this county commenced 011 Tuesday morning, before Lord Ellenborough and Mr. Justice Dallas; the former presided on the Crown Side. William Welsh was indicted for feloniously shooting at James Dennis, on the 30th of September, 1818, at Elsen- h4m, with intent to kill and murder him.— Thomas Monck, an accomplice, repeated the testimony lie gave at the last Assir. es in exactly the same manner, and again swore to the prisoner, as being the person who fired the pistol through the window. The other witnesses also repeated their former testimony, and they were all cross- examined by Mr. Adolphus, the prisoner's Counsel, without the least contradiction or deviation. After his Lordship had minutely slimmed up the evidence, the Jury pronounced the prisoner guilty.— Death. William Green aud John Lock were convicted of steal- ing a silver spoon. Hie property of Mr. Henry Heyward Rush, of Messing and sentenced to six months confine- ment in the County House of Correction. Thomas Harrod was indicted for manslaughter, iu kill- ing ami slaving William Joscelyn, at South Benfleet.— In this ease it up| ieared, thai the deceased having split the prisoner's beer at the Anchor at South Benfleet, the latter demanded payment for it, which the former refused, stating that he would pay the prisoner first. This and other aggravating threats excited a quarrel, which was proposed to be decided bv a regular pitched battle be- tween the parties.. To this the prisoner was extremely averse; and it was not until he was taunted by repeated insults that he was prevailed on to fight, in th • combat, be became the evident superior, and repeated blows on the pit of the stomach felled his unfortunate antagonist to the ground, to rise no more.— The Jury, under the direc- tion- of his Lordship, found the prisoner guilty; and he was sentenced, under all the circumstances of provocation, to a fortnight's confinement iu the county gaol. William Coxhead was indicted for stealing, at New Sampford, several promissary notes and money to Ihe amount of nearly 801. the properly of Edward Cornell, iu his dwelling- house.— The prosecutor stated, that ou the Qfith of January, he went out at about nine o'clock in the morning, having deposited the mouey in question in his bureau, aud ou r turning in the evening, at a little after seven, lie foun t his house fastened and nobo Iv at home. He went to a rteigitb'onruijf cottage, where lie found his servant girl, who had been also locked out; from whom he leurned_ that the premier, who had also been . in his • erviee, had absconded. Having got in, lo his astonish- ment, ht? found his bureau iirokeii open, and rtded of the property iu question. He made every search after the prisoner, but in vain ; and it was not tiutil the 2d of June last that he was found concealed, in his premises.— The It - v. Dr. William Lee, the' Magistrate before whom the prisoner was examined, proved a confession made by bitn, . disclosing the' wanner . in which he broke open. the bureau w ith a poker, aud atidiug, that he had beep rpbbi. d of three ofrbe 101. notes iu London, Kv u uian whoj^ flged 111 the same 100* 1 with him at a public- house. - By litwbutton reduced to such distress, that when he was. apprehended tie hail had nothing' to eat but a l-' ew pease Win. li he hud found.— Lord Ellenborough' summed up the evidence to the Jury, aud ihey found the prisoner guilty.— Death". James Crozier was indicted for assaulting iind robbing John Olley, on the tith of April, at Corringham, on the highway, of his watch, handkerchief, anil four shillings in money.— Tile prosecutor overtook the prisoner ou hia way to Corringham, on Easier Sunday last, . when the latter requested he wquld permit him to walk horn* with hiui on his return, as he did not wish to . sit drinking in a public- house. To this request the prosecutor acceded, ami they took some refreshment together at the Hull at Corring- ham, towards the payment for which the prosecutor con- tributed a shilling'. They then took tea together at the house of a friend of the prosecutor, and 0: 1 their way home at night the prisoner • suddenly knocked the prose- cutor down, kuelt 011 him, and robbed htra < if the property in question, which was all lie had about Mil. TSe prisoner was apprehended the next day, with the handkerchief round his neck, and the watch ill his pocket — His Lord- ship summed up this conclusive evidence to the Jury, who pronounced the prisoner guilty.— Death. Edward Hasler was capitally convicted of stealing, on the' 20th of May, at Northweald Bassett, a cow, the pro- perty of Thomas Paul. . . John Taverner was capitally convicted of stealing, at Messing, on the 13th of June, a ewe sheep, the properly of John Griggs, Esq. Samuel Clay, alias Fleming was debted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling- house of Benjamin Nice, at Ardleigh, in the forenoon of the 11th of May, and feloniously stealing- therein goods aiid money [ lis property, to the amount of 201.; and money and . wearing apparel, the property of his servant maid,- value 101.— By the state- ment of Mr. Steven, for the prosecution, afterwards sup- ported by the, testimony of the several witnesses, it ap- peared, that on the morning of the day in the indictment, the prosecutor left his house, with his wife ali'd servant, having fastened all the doors and windows. Before his return, he was met by the gaoler of Colchester, and in consequeuce. of information lie received from him, he pro- ceeded to the^ uol, where lie found the prisoner iti custody. The prisoner then made a full disclosure of the whole robbery, without any inducement held- out to him whatever lu addition to this conclusive evidence, it . appeared that the prisoner was seen in the morning in qqe » ) 4ou » M eleven o'clock^ about a mile aud a. half from the prosecutor's house^ ii! woman's attire, with two large bundles. His strange appearance occasioned suspicion and pursuit. In his flight he deposited the bundles in a ditch, which were subsequently discovered to contain nearly all the property in question He left a shoe in the mud as he was retreat-' ing, which belonged to the Servant- maid, and finally hid hmiself in a wood, from which he was driven, but had put Otf his female attire, which, on a search beinV made. was found in the wood, and belonged to the servant- maid also . Mr. Nice, 011 his return to his home, discovered it broken o^ ien uud plundered of the property mentioned ill the in- dictment, and found a chisel and knife, which appeared to be the instruments by which the forcible entry had been made — Lord Ellenborough minutely summed up the evidence, and the Jury found the prisoner guilty — Death William Sawyer was indicted tor burglariously break- ing and entering the dwelling- house of Sarah Oliver, at St. Osyth, 111 ihe night of the 4th of May, and stealing therein one 101. and two 11 notes, her property It ap peared in this case that the bed room window of the pro- secutrix was opened by some person, with a handkerchief over his face, about the hour ot two in tlie hiirht bef > r mentioned. The person entered the room and demanded of Mrs. Oliver her money or her life. Her servant, w si ? pt in the same room, knocked against the wainscot of the next room, and thereby awakened Miss Oliver, who, oil coming into tlie room, begged • the person would allow her to get'a light from tile rush- light which was burning in the room He allowed her to do so, and she Tave him the notes iu question. He then left the house by the win- dow as he had come in.— The confession of the prisoner was now put lir, by which he acknowledged that he w ent with his brother, aud a man named John Nottman, to the house of the prosecutrix. They took with them a lad ' ei;, by which Nottman ascended to the window and got in, while the prisoner and his brother watched below. Nott- man soon after came down, and told them what the had got — Lord " Ellenborough charged the Jury," aud they found the prisoner guilty — Death. William Abbott and William Atkins were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling- house of John Parmenter, at Mountnessing, in the afternoon of the • 2d of April; and stealing therein a quantity of sheets, divers articles of wearing apparel, and other property. The prosecutor had gone o t in the morning of that day ina cart, for the purpose of getting a load of turnips. On his return he discovered that Hie house had been broken open, aud seeing the prisoners retreating from the pre- mises, pursued them. Atkins for a short time got clear alt'. Abbott retreated into a wood, where, being pursued, he offered considerable resistance, and was about to pull a razor from his pocket, with which he threatened to cut the prosecutor's throat, when he rushed 011 him, knocked him down, aud took the razor from him. He conveyed hini back to the premises, and sent for a constable. The next day Atkins was apprehended, when he staled, that he had neither act nor deed in the commission of the robbery, but merely took from the window what the other thought pro- per to give him out.— t he prisoner Abbott in his defence stated, that lie had Ijeeu discharged from his Majesty's Service, and was driven to it by mere distress. Two of Ihe officers of his ship gave him a good character— His Lordship recapitulated Ihe evidence to the Jury, and they found the prisoners both guilty.— Death. Joseph Wilson and William Porter were put to the bar, and arraigned, first for breaking prison, and then on se- veral charges of felony They were first tried on an in indictment charging them with burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling- house of John Hawkins, a' Castle Hedingham, aud stealing therein about ten pounds worth of copper coin, nine silver spoons, a pair of silver sugar- tongs, nine sheets, four table- cloths, a quantity ot wearing apparel, and divers other articles, the property of the said John Hawkins.— Being both found guilty, Lord Ellenborough immediately passed sentence of death 011 them, and gave them uot the least hope of mercy. Edward Carter was capitally indicted for stealing a mare, the property of William Girling, of Swilland, in Suffolk.— Mr. Girling stated, that tbe mate in question was at pasture in a field of his, and when missed, iu con- sequence of the prisoner's absconding from the neigh- bourhood., suspicion alighted ou him, and in a fortuig it afterwards the mate was found at Colchester, iu the pos- session of a man •• named' Kersey.— Kersey stated, he bought Ihe ntare of a person named Lockwood ; Lockwood said, he bought it of a man named Bunyan; aud Bunyan bought it of the prisoner, for 21.— The Jury, 011 this clear evidence, found the prisoner guilty.— Death. Thomas Rooke, John Keys, and Charles Stuttle, were indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling- house of Thomas Westwood, at South minster, in the day- time, ( no person being therein) and stealing various articles there- from — Mr. Jessopp, Counsel for the prosecution, lamented that so painful a ( ask had been imposed ou him, to stat what he conceived to be a. most clear case, of a capital nature, against tho three youths at the bar, 110 one of whom was. sixteen years of age, a ad one of them ( Rooke) being the brother of Mrs. Westwood By the confession of Rooke, it appeared, that on the Btb of Julie, the prosecu trix fastened her house aud went out into the fields to bei agricultural labour. In her absence the staple of her door had b(! eii drawn, aud the house had been rifled of the pro- perty mentioned in the indictment, belonging tp her hus- band and a lodger. The three prisoners were appre- hended almost immediately afterwards, with part of the property on each of them His Lordship summed up the evidence with great minuteness, and the Jury found the prisoners all guilty.— Death. Isaac Usher was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering ths dwelling- house of . John Harrington Lock wood, in the afternoon of the 11th of May, at Marks Tey and stealing therein a silver watch, a purse containing some gold and silver, several silk handkerchefs, and several other articles, his property. The prosecutor and his witnesses proved, that on leaving the house it was properly secured, and all the property in question per- I fectly safe The prisoner was seen soon after the robbery, I going towards London, eating sponge cake, a commodity | which had been iu the prosecutor's house ; and on his 1 being apprehended, the property 111 question was found 011 him.— The Jury found him guity.— Death. 1 James Waller was indicted for feloniously breaking and I entering the dwelling- house of John Grimsey, at Frating, 1 in the evening of the 22d July, and for stealing therein I several articles of wearing apparel. The prosecutor, liav- I me* fastened his house, went out, leaving his property I saf>, and on his return, at a*> out eleven' at night, he found part of the glass of his window had been broken, by which 1 an entrance had been made, and his house had been plan- I dcred. The prisoner was seen going in a direction from the prosecutor's house towards Colchester, before it was dark, where the next day lie wus stopped pawning part of the property at the shop of Mr. Hyam - In addition- to this, the prisoner confessed the robbery, adding, that he had ea'eu some provisions which were missed from tlie - cup- board; and he gave up the remainder of the property, on being taken to bis lodgings 1' er that purpose.— Lord El- lenborough summed op the evidence to the Jury, aud they found him guilty.— D. ealli. William Dan, convicted of stealing two shoe- brushes, five silk stockings, and a piece . of dimity, the property ot David Vowel, Esq. of Loughton, was sentenced to be traus- ported seven years. - William Meely, convicted of stealing two firkins of but- ter from and out of a waggon' belonging to Thomas Penny- stone Archer, at Newport, to. whom . he had been 1' onnrrly a servant, and been employed as a guard to his waggons, was sentenced to- be transported seven years. James Dorman was convicted of stealing a coat, the properly - of . William Webb, at Wickford.— The prisoner was actually seeu to commit the theft alleged, and seized • With the property iu question mi him.— The Court sen- tenced him to be imprisoned iu tlie House of Correction six months. ' Thomas Deighton, convicted of stealing a truss of hay, the property of Thomas Bank, 6f Nazeing, was sentenced to be imprisoned six months. Joseph Biggs wan indicted for stealing, on tlie 10th of May, twelve pair of stockings, the property of Wil- liam Fenton, privately ill' his shop, in the parish of Saint Nicholas, Colchester. The prisoner was seen to reach, over the prosecutor's counter,, and was making off with the properly in question when he was secured. — Lord Ellenborough, iu charging the Jury, told them that the circumstance of . the prisoner's being observed to commit the robbery, negatived the idea of being com- mitted privately. It thereby became but a simple felony. The Jury found the prisoner guilty of stealing, but not privately, and he was: sentenced to twelve mouths im- prisonment in the House of Correction; Samuel Sturgeon was indicted for killing and slaying Daniel Hockley, 911 the 0th of May, at Thaxted. It appeared that the . prisoner snatched a pipe out of the mouth- of the deceased, at the. Sun public- house, at Thax- ted, ou th? evening of the day above- mentioned ; and 011 the deceased ask big him what he did that for, he gave him a push, hud being unfortunately intoxicated, he fell with some violeucc, agaiiist ( he arm of the settle, by which several of his ribs were broken, and one of 1 he in entered liis lungs, which occasioned his death.— The Jury, under the* direction of bis Lordship, convicted the prisoner, and he was sentenced to six months' imprisonment. . John Held was indicted for breaking prison.— By the statement of Mr. Jessopp. for the prosecution, it appeared tha't the prisoner was indicted at the Spring Assizes for this county, in the year 1810, for a burglary. He was acquitted of the capital part or the charge, and convicted only of larceny, for which he was sentenced to two years' imprisonment, in the House of Correction, and had not been confined there more thou two mouths when he fnuiid means to escape.— The prisoner, in defence, pleaded tlie hardship of his case, in being called to answer for this offence, after he had been at largo seven years, during which period, be had worked hard for- the support of his wife and children— The Jury finding hitn guilty, be was sentenced to be imprisoned three years, in addition to the time lie bad to be imprisoned when he made" his escape. James Carlick, convicted of stealing a quantity of tares, value 2d. the property of Charles Noon, of Feering,- was sentenced to six weeks confinement The Assizes not having terminated in time for enabling us to give a more copious statement cf the trials in this week's publication, a further Report Of 1 hose in both Courts, which may be considered of public importance, will appear in our next. HERTFORD Assizes.— Daniel Munn, a small farmer, wis indicted for the wilful murder of John Payne, a sack- carrier to and from Hemel Hempstead Market, on the 1st of May last, at Studdam. The trial excited deep interest, the evidence against the prisoner bein almost all circumstantial. The deceased, it appeared, had been accustomed fo carry the corn of farmers to Hemel Hempstead market, and return with the empty sacks. The market was held on Thursday, and for thirty years he had never missed attending it. Ot these occasions he usually h- ul a large sum of money about htm. On the Saturday preceding Thursday, Ihe 1st of May, when the murder was committed, the prisoner made an appointment to meet the deceased on the Thursday evening, at the Red Lion, at Dagnal. When tbe cart stopped there, the deceased was fnntul lifeless— bis throat having been cut from ear to ear. His side pocket, with his pocket- book, was gone; but 431. was found iu his breeches pocket. One Gurney, a labourer, iu the prisoner's employ, on the same day observed bis master fasten Ihe barn- door; though it contained nothing of value at that time, to witness's knowledge. Having occasion to go in there, he thought he heard a rustling among the straw. Ima- gining it to be a rat, he got a dung- fork, turned up the straw, and found the pocket aud pocket- book of the deceased. The prisoner was taken into custody Ou trial, his allegation of having gone to Studdam, to pay a rate, was proved to be false. It was proved that he had been seen near the spot w here the murder was perpetrated; that he had borrowed a large ham iner, which cotild not be found; will an instrument of which description it wassup;> osed, from the evidence of a surgeon, the deceased h id received blows ou the skull, sufficient to occasion bis death: his smock- frock and breeches betrayed blood stains'; tbe cutf of bis coat was also cut off, and the lining of the sleeve stained with blood, for which he could not account He had the same day borrowed two shillings of his own servant, the deceased's pocket not Containing money. Under these circumstances, aud other col lateral facts, deposed to by several witnesses, the pri- soner was found guilty, and ordered to be executed on Monday.— The prisoner, who is forty- five years of age, is a man ofa forbidding aspect, and through the whole of ihe trial, and even at tbe tragical conclusion of il, he never evinced the slightest emotion of feeling but to the last maintained a malignant sullenness.— On the evening of Friday lie w is visited by a gentle- man, iu company with the Chaplain, both of whom seriously admonished him on the folly of perseverin in the denial of a crime of which there was no doubt be was guilty. Their admonitions, however made 110 impression ou him, and he remained in the same tern per. He was again visited on Saturday morning, by Ihe same persons, who, with Ihe utmost humanity paid him every attention; and the Chaplain tbei asked if lie w ould permit them to join in prayer ? Tbe unhappy man instantly burst into tevtrs, and expressed his gratitude for their attention. • And after prayers exclaimed, " 1 am indeed guilty.; for 1 murdered the man with a hammer, which I borrowed for Ihe pur- pose from my brother." After some further conversa- tion, tbe Chaplain aud his friend retired, leaving the prisoner iu a comparatively tranquil state. William Moles, a youth about eighteen, was capi- tally indicted for feloniously anil wilfully setting fire to a stack of wheat, on the 1.5th of April last, at Wes- ton, whereby the said stack of wheat, and several carls, horses, and other property,' amounting to up- wards 01 loool. belonging to John Farr, were* con- sumed and destroyed.— The prisoner was a parish boy, and some time before the transaction in question, had been in the service of Mr. Farr, from which,. how- ever, he had been dis* h; irged- for insolent and impro- per behaviour. [ t appeared that, by the usage 0/ Ihe parish of Weston, the boys were accustomed to go out into the service of neighbouring farmers every alternate fortnight, and if fell tot he lot ofthe prisoner, in consequence, to be called upon to serve the prose- cutor for tbe- time speeified. He » ccordingly entered upon the servic e of Mr. Farr for that period, but re- membering the quarrel he had had with his master, be took occasion early in the morning of the day stated in the indictment to set fire to a hay- stack on the premises of the prosecutor, which swiftly commu- nicating to the stack of wheat in question, it w tis pre- sently consumed, inu) before the flmies could be ex- tinguished, some out- houses caught Ihe blaze. In burnt, beside two or three horses, which were in- effectually attempted to be rescued from the flames. The circumstances of suspicion against the prisoner were his having lieen seen iu the village of Weston, on tbe morning of the fire, by one of bis companions, with Some fire about his person, which attracted his notice, and caused him to pi « veut Ihe clothes of the prisoner from lueing consumed. He was, in conse- quence, apprehended, and being charged with the offence, he tnade a full confession of his guilt. The pi isoait'r made no defence, but threw himself upon the mercy of the Jury.— Mr. Justice Dallas having summed tip the evidence, tbe prisoner wits found guilty. Thomas Stoton was capitally indicted for bur- glariously breaking into the . dwelling- house of Richard Champney, on the Wth inst. in the day- time, .110 per son beings therein, mid stealing therefrom two silver spoons, two silk cloaks, two gowns, a coat, two waist- coats, & c. aud divers other articles, the property ' of the : said: Richard Champney, and his sou.— Sarah Champney left her home on the afternoon of the 12th. about five o'c'ock, fosteiring the windows, and double lockiu^ the door. On her return, iu about aa hour, she found that a casement had been forced, through which some person had entered the house, broke open two chests therein, and carried away ihe property enumerated in the indictment.— Langley, an officer, produced a bundle found in the possession of the prisoner, which was identified by the prosecutor, Kis wife, and son. Some silver spoons were also found his pockets The prisoner, who is a large man, said in his defence, that he found the bundle, and denied being able to £ et in at Hie opening made, in the window of the house Mr. Justice Dallas re- called Sarah Champney, who not only said that tbe prsioner might have entered the house, but that, 11 answer to a question she put to him, he replied, Yes, Mistress, 1 trot in at the window, and got out at the window."— The prisoner received a most ex- cellent character from three individuals. He bad been in the array fourteen years, and since his dis- charge had been employed respectably.—' The Jury, without hesitation, found the prisoner Guilty. William Dixon was capitally indicted fpr burgla- riously etiterms ' he dwelling- house of Thomas Pud- dephatt ant} Joseph Partridge, of Saundridge, and stealing therefrom a medal, a gold . ring, four gowns,' three petticoats, and divers other articles, the properly of Maria. Puddephatt.— Owing to aii error in the in- dictment, and the Judge expressing his belief that the evidence failed iu proving the burglary, the prisoner was found guilty of stealing oolv, and sentenced to transportation. George Jones was capitally convicted of stealing four sheep, 011 the 2d of April last, the property of Mr. Thomas Warwick, of Little Wymondley.— The prisoner made a confession before a Magistrate of i he fact. He olFered no defence, but received a good • haractei from one of the Jury; and was recommended to mercy. The following prisoners were likewise capitally convicted, vizi— James Hill Woolridge, for stealing tw o mares at Windsor, the property of John Fair and William Thorn John Crosbie, for robbing a dwell- ing house at Cheshunt bf a thecal watch ; aiiiT William Clarke, for burglariously breaking into the hen- house of J. Brown, of Hertingfordbury, w ith intent to steal. Moles is ordered for exeaution on Thursday, the 7th of August, at Weston, j/ enr t he spot where his crime was committed. The other capital convicts were re- prieved. Munn was executed on Monday morning. He made c full confession of his guilt, and Stated the only circum- stance which did not come out iu evidence, viz. where the hammer and knife were deposited, with which be com- mitted the murder. The unhappy wretch also made a voluntary confesson of two other horrid murders Which he had committed ; the one ou. u poor old woman, named Hall, who kept a small shop at Dagnall, near I lis own residence lie stated that he went into her house, took an opportu- nity of getting behftid her, and striking her with a bill, which lay in the house, behind. the ear ; that'he then cut her throat with a butcher's knife ; and on being asked where he had secreted that knife he said in a well on the old woman's premises; that he took 40f. from her, 23I. of which he paid to Lord Bridgewater, under whom he held a small farm, for rent, aud the remainder he paid away to tUfferent persons in the village, iu discharge of small debts. This occurred about a year and a half ago. The other murder was perpetrated 011 his wife ; in respect - ta which,, lie said, thai he followed her into the eow- huus1?, where she went to give some hay to the cows; that lie struck her unawares with a billet of wood behind the ear, which nearly killed her ; that he immediately afterwards dragged her to the well, and threw 1ier into it head foremost This occurred about six weeks before the murder of Payne. She was found in the well ou the same day, upon ail alarm being given by her husband, lie could assign no motive for this. h6rrld act. He admitted he and his wife bad frequently words together, but no quarrel ha< arisen 011 that day, and acknowledged that she was a good wife. As now appears, fwo ' innocent men were strongly suspected of the murder of the old woman at Dagnall — The wretched culprit appeared to be actuated by" con- trition ill his last moments, for tbe horrid offences Fie' had committed. When on fire scaffold, he exhorted the large concourse of pcrsous. assciublcd. iis spectators, of his igno- minious punishment, to take warning by his fate. MARRIED. On Saturday, at St George's, Hanover- Square, Captain Wm. Johnson Campbell, third son of the late Lieutenant General Colin Campbell, to Anna Maria, only daughter of the late Sir Francis Vincent, Bart, of Stoke D'Abernon", Surry, and formerly his Majesty's Minister to the Republic of Venice. Immediately after the ceremony the bride . and bridegroom set off for Debden Hall,, in this county, the seat of Lady Vincent. Saturday se'nnight, Mr. J. Pratt, . to Miss Mary Pryor both of Dedham. Monday se'nnight, Osgood Hanbury, jun. Esq, to Miss. Hall. Lately, Edward Purvis, Esq. youngest son of the late Charley Purvis, Esq. of Darsham, in Suffolk, to Lettice Elizabeth, daughter and sole heiress of llie. late Rev, John Malso, of Twywell, Northamptonshire. ' Thursday se'nnight, Mr. Ephraim Willsher to Mrs. Collis, widow of the late . Mr. John Collis, both of Great Tey. Same day, Captain Brown, to Miss Murrells; Mr. John Bloomfield, to Miss Friend ; and Mr. Eley, cabinet- maker, to Miss Smith, all of Bury • A few days since, John Sabine, Esq. of the 21st Regi- ment of Foot, to Miss Caroline Hurry Taylor, second ' daughter of Mr. W. Taylor, surgeon, Great Yarmouth, DIED. : Thursday evening, John Lay, Esq. of Boxted- Hall, iu this county, aged 74, whose memory will be long respected by an extensive circle- of relatives and friends." At Haslar Hospital,. 0n the- 19th of July, of tl'typhus fever, in the 17th year of his age, Robinson Forth. Words- worth. Midshipman 011 board the Rosario sloop of war, and third sou of Robinson Wordsworth', Esq a most" promising youth, aud deservedly rosfretted by his family and tiieiids. ^ Ou Saturday last, aged 70. Susanna, wife of Thomas Fenn, Esq of Ballingdon, after a long and severe illness.^ Tuesday m irniug, ut his house, Higham- Hills, Waltham- stow, in the 79th year of his age, John Harman, Esq. A few days since, Mr. Robert Smith, of the Post- Office, Wickford. COLCHESTER. J. CHAPLIN, PRINTER, BOOKSELLER, & c. RETURNS his sincere Thanks to his Friends and the Public for the great Encouragement they lavefavonred him. with since his . commencement ih Bu- siness, and., particularly « ince the Dissolution of bis ? arnership with Mr. Rose; at the same time he begs tp nform them, he has " now taken the PRINTING BUSI- NESS lately conducted by Mr. I. Marsden, and hopes, by^ itrict Attention to that, as wellas to the other Branches of lis Business, to ensure their Patronage. No. 50, High- Street. .. CRICKETING'. AMATCH of CRICKET will be played at Ded- ham, on Tuesday, the 5th of August, 1817,- for; Eleven ' Guineas, between the Gentleman of Mistley aud Dedham.— Stumps will be pitched precisely al Ten o'Clock. N. B. A good Cold Collation will he provided bv their humble servant, WILLIAM VINCE. Sun Inn, Dedham, July 31,1817. FOWL STEALERS. TEN GUINEAS REWARD. STOLEN, On Monday Night, the 21st instant, or early on Tuesday Morning, from the Barn- Yard ahd Premises of Mr- Robert Hardy, called the Parsonage Barn, in. Bradfield, Essex, THIRTY- FOUR FOWLS, ( principally Chick- ens.)— Whoever will give such Information as' niay be the means of couViftting the Offender " ir Ort'siidei's, sball beentitled to a Reward of TEN GUINEAS, on ap- plication to Mr Hardy, Jaques- Hall, Bradfield. July 25th, 1817. . TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY JAMES SLYTH, At the King's Head, Kelvedon, on Tuesday, August 5, 1817, at Five oTtnck in the Afternoon, AConvenient DWELLING- HOUSE, with v a small Garden, situate- in the central part . of Kel- vedon Street, let- to John Cranmer, tepaiit at ^\ ll,. at the yearly rent ofOI — Tlio. above is Cop'yliold, anii hctd of ' the Manor of Church Hall. For further particular! apply to the Auctioneer, and Mr. S. Rigg, Kelvedon. MR. WANT'S REMEDY FOR GOUT AND RHEUMATISM. Messrs. swinborne and Walter have just received a Supply of this Medicine A single dose will, in a few hours, remove the most agonizing pain; and the Composition is so innocent, that a child may take it with safety. Sold by John Souter, No. \ Paternoster- row, London; and most respectable Medicine Venders in the United Kingdom; in Packets, at 2s. 9d. 4s lid. and Ifts. fid. SODA WATER, & c. N. GOOSE, CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST, HAS received a large and fresh supply of SCHWEPPE's SODA WATER ; for which Article he is appointed the sole Agent for Colchester and its Vi- cinity j and, from a conviction of its superiority, has de- termined to sell no other." Retailers supplied as from Schweppe and Co's Ware- house in London. N Goose prepares and sells a superior Article of SO- DAIC POWDERS for making Soda Water extempora- neously. . - - LONDON MARKETS. MARK- LANE, MONDAY, JULY 28, 1817. There was rati. era greater demand for Wheat of a su- perior quality than ou Friday, but the tra'de was very dull for that of an inferior description, and, in geuer. il, the decline in value ivas about 4s. per quarter, The supply of barley and Beans being small, an advau. ee upon these articles \ va$ obtained from 2s. to per quarter, Boiling ' Pease were lower from 2s. lo. but the saje. of Oats was mQiefiiyotjrable at some improvement. in price— Flour lias t'alleu os p'T sack. r . - " WEDNESDAY, JULY 30'/ ' h " Iu consequettce of there being- f- w fresh arrivals ot Wheat sitice Monday, a few samples of Wheat of fine Quality were at an advance of 2s. per quarter; but tho general Kate* were . upon ( lie sane torn* as. un Monday. Barley, Pe » se, Beans, aud Oats fully supported- the ^ rictja „ of that day. . .'. . FRIDAY, AUGUST 1. '' Tliere have beeii but f'Hv fresh arrivals since Monday, " -'- and the prices of every article fully maintained the quota- tions of that day, and in some instances rather itiorenionej \ yai obtained. • ' - ' PRICE OF GRAIN, PER QUARTER. MONDAY, JULY 28. Wheat, mealing- Red, 4f>. a 70. Grey Pease. « > » ;;>.. a 4II Fine.........:. » ,. J- U. a yi) ; Horse Beansji,'., y,.. 4 I a § 0., White 4l> a 7 , | Tick Beans .'.. So a' 4t Fine...!........'........ tW a Ion ' f Broad Beansv » ::- i..:.. — a — Black 42 a en |. Long Pods..— Rivets ; i( i a t> 5 I Barley a ,40 Rye 42 a al) Oats 18 „., f » White Pease ...'. ' 33! » - 40 Poland&. Brew Of a 4' i Boilers........ 40 .1.44 | Malt,-...,.... .:......}.. PRICE OF SEEDS, & c.' " ~ s. s. 1 . ' s. Turnip, White, p. bl in a 13 Clover, red, p, cwt. .' tfi 11 Si, Red & Green ditto 18 a, 22 — white ... 5tj alC6 Mustard, brown ... 12 a 17 " Foreign", red 5!, ft t) i> white ...'." ti a 1). Trefor,..—..... J.. t< a . Al Canary, per quarter 4* 2 a 65 1 Carraway, .... 46 it, Rape Seed per last : i2(' a3.>/' j Coriander .... Ifi a ih Linseed, 48.. a iit.| Rye Grass.-; per qr.. Hi a 40 PRICE OF FLOUR" v ..." Fine English' Flour J « ls. a 8hs.— Second ( titt'i7o » . a Pfis. AVERAGE PRICE OF CORN PER QUARTER, ". For tile Week ending July 19. England and Wales. England and Wales. . s, d. s. , d. Wheat - v ......... 100 0 Beans ... 5" 10 Rye ..' J... .01 5 Pease ...' ..;..... il 16 Barley'....:: '....'..... 4!) 5 Oatmeal..:,.:... 4,'> 1 Oats 37 ft Big ••-•• O 0 PRICE OF HAY AND STRAW , Smithfield. £. s f. s Clover & to ( i 15 Hay - 4 1!>, 49( 1.0 . Straw 1 lf> t' 2 J, Clover 0 til to tf 0 Whitechapel Straw .:.... I 10 to 2' 2 Hay 5' Oto 6 0 • » : 4 St. James. • Clover .... » > 14 t" 7 14 Hay.... ..,;! 3 to ( 5 (. Straw 1 18 to 2 4 PRICE OF HOPS IN THE BOROUGH, New Bags, . .. s -^-. f. s. New Pockets f... s, t s. Kent ,'.., 12 j) h> JO 5 Kent, ,..., 14 . 0 10 11119 Sussex ......... It lrto 15 10 Sussex.' 1 . 13 10 Ifi 0 Farnham Pock lS 0 io' 95 0 Essex .....!;.. 15 0 to IS 0 NEW GATE AND LEADENHALL ' Pei'^ lone of Sib. by thef CUrciise. 1 s. d. — s. d. s. d.— tr. H. Beef 3 0 to 4 11 Veal 3 8 10 4 S • Mutton 3 8 to 4 4 I Pork 4 0 to & 0 Lanibf' 3-;. Sil. to 4s. 4il. PRICE OF M EAT AT SMITHFIELD, Exclusive ot the Otial, w' 4ilcb consists ot Head, Kr," trails, 4c Hide, oiKlisworth about Id. per lb — Per Stoueor'Klh. Monday, July I Friday, August. 1. s.' d.— s. ft £'.*'•• ( 1. — h i, Beef........ 3 11 to 4 <> Beef.... i.......... 3 si i„ 4 * Mutton iii. ft.., » ; 8 to 4 4 Mutton 3 0 10 4 « Veal., - 3 8 tn. 4 8 Pork;, ,':. 4 0 to 5 i • Pork...."...': 4 0 to 5 0 Veal.... 4 0 to 5 ( i Head of Cattle at Smithfield MONDAY : v. Beasts 2^ 103 ..... Sheep... 23.5.'. 0 . . „. Pigs 2! iO.:.... Calves... 3411 FRIDAY .'... Beasts 58 1 Sheep.. 0,:,, 0 • Pigs " 38" Calves . 3 0 1 —— —,— u— . .— PRICE OF TALLOW IN LONDON JULY 25 s. d. s. d, Whitechapel Market... 3 2 Town Tallow p. cwt 54 FI St. James's Market 3 3 Russia ditto Candle... 54 tl Clare Market '. ii 0 White ditto — 0 —: — Soap ditto 62 f, 0 5 Melted stun.. 42 C . r—— Rough ditto £ t » 0 Average 3 2| Greaves ..,„. ,16 ( 1 • Good Dregs 7 ( Curd Soup... 1 Mottled " 4 ( Yellow ditto . . 8' i ( 1 AVERAGE PRICE OF BROWN SUGAR £ 2 8s. I0^ d. per cwt. ] Exclusive of the Duties ol Customs paid or payable • rftlicr can on Importation thereoi into Great Britain. CURRENT PRICES OF SPIRITS WINES" ' SPIRITS, per Gallon. WINE, Dealers' Price. Exel. 0*' Duty. s. d. s. J d ±'. f, Brandy Cognag 8 a 7 1 Claret, per il 35 a — - Bordeaux ii » > a 0 !' Lisbon, per P 40 a 46 - Spanish 5 3. a 5 6 Port 4ft „ 04 . Geneva Holland 3 4a' 3' 0 Madeira. « tl n 70 Rum, Jamica 3 3 a 4 0 Sherry, per Bt 28 a ( vS , L. Islands 8; « 3 0 Mountain. ........ 28 a 34 PRICES OF SUGAR, COFFEE, COCOA, & JINGER -. ,>; SUGAR, s. 8., fc. » V Raw ( Barbad.) 73 a 85 Triage 08 a 75 Do very Fine.,*. 88 s Df Mocha Uft'al' 22 Powder Loaves... 112 a 128 Bourbon1.. 92 a 105 single do; Br,, i.... 110 a 111 St. Domingo uu...... 88 a flu Molasses.,, 30s. tld. a — s. Od. Java ,.... v.,.. 95 a 104 COFFEE. COCOA Dominica and Surinam;' ' Trinidad...'. v.: i. 100 a 105 Fine ......... i, i....,. 110 a 114 Gurraccas 110 a 120 Good ,..,.. 100 a 108 . Surinam — « — Ordinary 88 ii 92 GINGER. Jamaica, fine .. 100 a 112 Jamaica white';.. .. 20' a300 . Good ,..,.-.. . pb. a 104 —- black...... 88 a — Ordinary.. s2 a 8f. Barbadoes .•. ... ... pf>. a 1C0 COURSE OF EXCHANGE. Amsterdam 37 0 B. 2 Us. Bilboa 30 — Barcelona— Ditto, at Sight. 37 0 St. Sebastian's — Amsterdam .... 11 10 C. F. Seville '.. : f, Ditto, at Sight. 11 7 . - Gibraltar,.... .. 31 + Rotterdam 11 1112 Us. Leghorn... .49 Hamburgh 34 0 2 » ' 0s. Genoa 45J— Venice 27 — Altona ..- 34- 7 2j Us. Malta 47 — Naples 4f J Paris, 3 day's sight 24 30 t.' s. Palermo ISO per U*. Ditto . 24 50 2 Us. Lisbon . S8 — Uporto- 58 Bourdeaux ditto 24 50 Rio Janeiro 59 Madrid '... 36 Effective. Dublin 11J Cork 12 per et. Cadiz 3")! Effective.. Aei « " f the Bank on l'oll « PRICE OF STOCKS; AUGUST 1. Bank Stock 281 4 per Cent. Wi .3 per Cent.. Red 79j o per Cent. Navy 103| 3' per Cent. C. 78j , Long Ann. 21J Omnium p Cons, for Acc. 79f Ditto for Payt. South Sea 86i ExchequerBills 24 24 23p Old Annuities POETRY. MODERN GREECE, . Where soft the sunbeams pi. iv, : lie zephyrs blow, ' Tis hard to deem that misery cau be nigh ; Where the clear heavens i. i blue transparence glow, Life should be calm and clou. Hess as the sky; --- Y^ t o'er the low, dark dwellings of the dead, Verdure and flowers in sum ner- bloom may smile, And ivy- boughs their graceful drapery spread In green luxuriance o'er the mined pile^ And uuutliag woodbine veils the withered tree,— And thus it is, fair land, forsaken Greece 1 with t'nee.' Jpor all the loveliness, and light, and bloom, That yet arc thine, surviving many a storm, Arc but as heaven's warm radiance on the tomb, The rose's blush that masks the canker- worm :— And thou art desolate— thy morn hath past So dazzling in the splendour of its way, That the dark shades the night hath o'er thee cast Throw tenfold gloom around thy deep decay. Once proud In freedom, still in ruin fair, Thy fate hath been unmatched— in glory and despair. R - aim of sad beauty • thon art as a shrine That Fancy visits with Devotion's zeal, To catch high thoughts and impulses divine, And all the glow of soul enthusiasts feel Amidst the tombs o? heroes— for the brave Whose dust, so many an age, hath been thy soil, Foremost in honour'* phalaux, died to save The laud redeem'd and hallow'd by their toil; And there is language in thy lightest gale, That o'er the plains they won seems murmuring yet their tale. So may'st thou gaze, in sad and awe- struck thought, oh the deep full ofthnt yet lovely clime: Kich . here the rain Time and Vate have wrought, So changed the bright, the splendid, : he sublime! There the proud monuments nf Valour's name, The mighty works Ambition piled on high, The rich remains by Art hequea'h'd to Fame- Grace, beauty, grandeur, strength, and symmetry, Blend in decay; while all thr. t yet is fair Seems only spared to tell how much hath perish'd there! Home of Leonidas! thy hal's are low, From their cold altars have ihy Lares fled, O'er thee unmark'd the sun- beams fade or glow, A. id wild flowers wave, unbent by human tread ; And midst thy silence, as the giave's profound, A voice, a step, would seem as some unearthly sound. Oh ! thus it is with man— a tree, a flower, While nations perish, still renews its race, And e'er the fallen records of his power Spread* in wild pomp, or smiles in fairy grace. The laurel shoots when those have past away Once rivals for its crown, the brave, the free; The rose is flourishing o'er beauty's clay, The myrtle blows when love hath ceased to be; Green waves the bay when song and bard are tied, And uli that round us blooms, is blooming o'er the dead. GERMAN REDEMPTIONERS. [ FROM THE NATIONAL PULSE AMERICAN PAPER.] The fate of those Dutch bondsmen, of whom I gave a sliurt narration in the ' 2' 2d and 2' id Numbers of The National Pulse, having created a consider- able interest among the people, I proceeded to make some further remarks on that kind of soul- selling burliness iu all its various branches. Far from my heart js the wish to injure or blame those gentle men vijio have purchased such servants ; nor can blame be justly attached to them, as an express law of Kentucky not only sanctions such bargains, but even enforces the servitude by the same cruel means by which African slaves are mellowed down to absolute obedience to a master. My intention simply. is, to lay before the public an unhallowed speculation in white free men's liberty, which is iu t! ie highest degree derogatory to the exalted character ot the American republic. 1 hope to show— 1st. That such servants as comcfrom Germany at least ore generally iguoraut of that humiliating fact, that they are to be made slaves for years, for the payment of their jxutsage. 2d." That they are not driven by famine or necessity from their native country, hut that they are enticed by kidnappers, wjth false promises of happiness and gain, su perkir to nay they could enjoy in Europe. 3d That the wholebusiuess is a speculation, even more infamous than the Slave Trade on the coast of Africa. 4th. That this inhuman traffic is a flagrant breach of the law of nation , and abhorred by every civilized Go- vernment. 5th That the laws in America, sanctioning sueli an un- republican, unchristian, immoral, and fraudulent traffic, rue absolutely unconstitutional, and ought for the honour of the only remaining republic on earth, to be speedily and eternally repealed. Among the thousand of these mercantile specu- lations, is the following :— The American merchant, owner of a ship destined for some port in Holland or Germany, engages the Captain of his vessel to entice as many as he can of good mechanics, but such chiefly as are unable to pay for their passage, to cmne to America. The Captain takes with him one or more " Newlanders," as they are called in Holland, that is, men who are acquainted with the English, Hollandish, and German languages, and who are endowed with the cunning and arts neces- sary to the enterprise. They are paid so much a head for such recruits, and have their own cargo clear. These Newlanders, on their arrival in Europe, spiead themselves over the country, fre- quenting tippling, beer, and wine houses, and by their outraged pictures of high wages and repub lican happiness in America, entice many ignorant mechanics to follow them. If they object theirin- abilily of paying for their passage, the kidnapper tells thein, that this is a mere nothing; that hi has friends and acquaintances in America, who stand greatly in need of such mechanics ; that the wages being so high, they can in a short time work out such a trifling sum, and that he will stand their security with the Captain. Not until they arrive in America are they told by the Captain that they must not leave the ship till they have satisfied him- for the passage money ; and that to pay this money they have no other way left than to indent them- selves to some American or other, upon as good terms . as Ihey can get, as servants, and that of such purchasers he expects his pay.— The sur- prise of such kidnapped passengers can easily be imagined. Their " friend," the Newlander, for- sakes them, and, sick and tired of the ship, and unacquainted with the language and laws of Ame- rica, they subscribe, to any instrument of writin mostly with the determination to run away at the first opportunity. In the particularly distressing case of those " Dutch slaves," of whom I gave some account in former Numbers of The National Pulse, the Captain seems, iu propria persona, to have acted the kidnapper. My Readers cannot but be ignorant of the situa- tion, laws, and usages of the mechanics in Ger- many, and I crave the permission to give a sum- mary account of them. When the apprentice has served out his time, he becomes a journeyman geselle), and as such he is enjoined bylaw to travel for three years in foreign countries, before he can become a master, that is, before he is per- pemitted to set up for himself. The geselle is for that purpose furnished with a printed " Wander- book "— in which his name, birth- place, education, religion, & c. are formally set forth, and attested under the seal of the Magistrate. This serves him for a universal passport. In it all masters of his trade are entreated to give him work if practi- cable, to treat him well and give him just wages, as he " is an honest geselle." In it the wanderer is likewise enjoined to be sober, industrious, honest, * nd never to swerve from truth ; to pray to his Heavenly Father every morning and night, for health and protection on his travels. The young inexperienced wanderer, with his bundle on his shoulders, takes an affectionate farewell of his friends and relations, and, with tears in his eyes, enters upon his wandership ( wandershaft). In every town or city ( for in Germany there are no separate plantations) a certain tavern is designated as the " Harbour" of a given trade. At this har- bour all the workmen of the trade assemble every evening, drinking a social mug of beer or wine, and recounting to each other their adventures, the peculiarities of their native country, & c. Not uu- frequently they bring their sweethearts along, and join in a supper and a ball. Every wandering " geselle" now, who enters such a town, inquires for the harbour of his trade, where in the evening he finds his brother journey- men assembled. After shewing his wander- book, and many other curious ceremonies, he is entitled to his supper and beer, and if there is work for him in the town, he stays; if not he receives a certain sum of money and is gallanted in style by the fraternity to the next village, where after a mug of beer has been served to each, the wanderer receives the heartfelt adieu of the company. Thus he is enabled to travel from place to place without capital, and in case of sickness he is supported and nursed till he is again able to pursue his wandership. The Hollandish Captain, who kidnapped the poor " Dutch slaves" in question, enjoined to every one of his victims to take his wander- book along; that at their arrival in America, they would receive American wander- books, by dint of which they would readily get work, and he would look tor their employers lor his pay. When they arrived before Annapolis, and learned their abject doom, they unanimously resolved to throw the villainous Captain overboard. But the Hollander, apprised of their mutiny, planted two cannons before the cabin door, and ordered them on pain of death into the hold. Only two at a time were permitted to come upon deck, and when he ordered a greater number of them up to be sold, an equal number of sailors watched their motions. If three hundred American Citizens had been thus kidnapped, and thus treated in any foreign port, would not our Government interfere, and demand satisfaction ? FIELD OF WATERLOO. The following particulars ha » e been communi- cated by a gentleman just returned from a tour through the Netherlands:—• " The village of Waterloo and its environs are at this moment, perhaps, more interesting to an English visitor than at any period since the battle, The most affecting testimonials to the memory of different illustrious individuals who fell in that terrible conflict, meet the eye in almost every di rection. The interior of the church of Waterloo, a small but very neat structure, is nearly covered with monuments to the memory of British officers. All of these are written in such a strain of manly and modest simplicity, and some of them under circumstances of such affecting tenderness, that every English reader, whilst his heart is touched with the deepest sympathy, must feel himself elated in belonging to a country which has produced instances of such unparalleled heroism. In the church- yard, among many other monuments, ap- pears the mausoleum of the Marquis of Anglesea's leg, with an inscription that reflects the highest honour on that distinguished Nobleman. To the wall of La Haye Sainte, next the high road, is affixed a plain mural monument, with a short, but most sublime and touching inscription, to the ho- nour of ihose officers of the German Legion who fell in the arduous task of defending litis farm against an entire division of the French army. It is erected by the surviving officers of that dis- tinguished regiment, to the memory of their de- parted brethren. The celebrated chateau of Hou- goumont remains in the state in which it was left after the battle— a heap of ruins. The marks of the shot remain on the trees and garden wall, where the English Guards fought with such per- severing and unsubdued energy. A splendid mo- nument is now erecting in the open field, on the very spot where the hero fell, to the memory of Sir A. Gordon, of whom such distinguished men- tion was made in the House of Commons, and by the Duke of Wellington. The inscription, which, like all the others, is admirably written, states, that it is dedicated to the memory of the deceased by his seven surviving brothers and sisters. The same inscription appears in the French language on the opposite side of the pedestal. But of all the testimonials which have been erected on this most interesting occasion, there is none more deeply affecting than a plain black stone, which appears in the centre of the church of Waterloo, the inscription of which is written in Latin, and signed Henry Cuppage. After stating, that the conduct and gallantry of the deceased had been such as to attract the notice even of their great Commander in Chief, it'concludes with these af- fecting expressions :—" His only survivingbrother, who fought by his side during that long and ar- duous day, and at night received his last breath whilst supporting him in his arms, has erected this simple stone to the memory of one who was endeared to him by the strongest ties that can bind two human beings to each other." SUPERSTITION IN FRANCE. COURT ROYAL OF PARIS. The time is passed when the fiery ordeal was applied as the punishment of sorcery, and the good sense of our age has converted it into simple Swindling. Housseau, and a woman named Marcelle, were condemned to one year's imprisonment by the common tribunal of Troyes for various acts of swindling practised upon ignorant peasants, under the pretext of curing their diseases, killing their enemies, & c. The Public Accuser thought their punishment too light, and therefori brought the case by appeal before the C'our Royale. The following are some of the tricks practised by Housseau and his associate :— They were extremely fond of eating poultry, it appears, for almost every favour which they were to obtain from the devil ( and they pretended to have his Satanic Majesty under their control) was preceded by the sacrifice of a fat hen or capon. The head was cut off irfnidst some horrid incanta- tions, and inclosed in a tin box. This box was buried in presence of the parties, attd in a few days dug up, when a frog usually leapt out. " There!" said Housseau, " you have gained your wishes— iad it been a serpent I should have been sorry for you." But Housseau's devices were not always so in- nocent, for iir 1813, he was tried before the tri- bunal of Chartres, for an act of compound blas- phemy and villany. He persuaded a farmer, who liad lost" a great many of his cattle that season from disease, that a neighbour ( who had given Housseau some offence) had bewitched the animals. The credulous farmeraccordingly accompanied Housseau at midnight into seventeen church- yards, and filled seventeen small sacks with earth from each. On their return to the cottage of the peasant, the sacks were placed in mystical order on the floor; a due number of the feathered race was killed, and the heads placed on the sacks. The farmer, his wife, and his children, were placed on their knees around the sacks, and ordered to say certain prayers, which Ihey did most devoutly. Suddenly a dreadful voice was heard in the chimney—" lam the Devil," said the voice, " aud i am coining among yon." The farmer and his wife clung to the knees of the pre- tended sorcerer, and besought him to stop there. He replied, that he could not arrest the progress of the incantation.' The Devil redoubled his cries; the poor villageis renewed their entreaties, and produced the purse which contained Iheir savings for many years. At sight of this Housseau af- fected to consent with reluctance, and went out and held a parley with the Devil, who consented to accept of the money. Housseau then pretended, that by interrupting the grand process, nothing could be done against the lite of their enemy, and made his bow and retired. The wife of the farmer has been insane ever since. Although such was th" atrocity of Housseau's conduct, the terror of his name as a sorcerer kept back all the material witnesses when he was brought to trial for the crime. He was convicted merely of being a drawer of cards, imprisoned for five days, and fined in fifteen francs. BRFAVERS.— An Act was passed in the Session of Parliament 1810, for repealing an Act made in the 31st year of his present Majesty, allowing the manufacture and use of liquor prepared from sugar lor colouring porter. One section of this Act is as follows:—" After the 5th of July, 1817, no brewer, or dealer in or retailer of beer, shall receive or have in his possession, or make, use, or mix with, or put in any worts or beer, any liquor, extract, calx, or other material or preparation other than brown malt, ground or unground, as commonly used in brewing; or shall receive, or have in his possession, or use, mix with, or put into any worts or beer, any molasses, honey,. liquorice, vitriol, quassia, coculus indica, grains of paradise, Guinea pepper, or opium, or any extract or preparation whatsdever therefrom, for or as a substitute for malt or hops, upon pain that all such liquor, & c shall be forfeited, together with the casks, vessels, or other packages; and such brewer, so offending, shall fur each offence forfeit 21) 01."— A subsequent section imposes a penalty of 5001. on any person who shall sell to a brewer, or retailer of beer, any preparation for the purpose of darkening the colour of beer, or any article as a substitute for malt or hops. The remains of a mammoth have been discovered at Chester, in the town of Goshen, Orange County New York. They lie in a meadow. The soil is a black vegetable mould, of an inflammable nature, and in reality a good kind of turf. It abounds with pine knots and trunks, and was, about thirty years ago, covered with a grove of white pine trees The depth below the surface, where the bones lie, does not exceed six feet. There is reason to believe the whole osseous parts are there, as they can be felt by exploring rods in various directions round the spot. It may be expected, that with due exertion, an entire skeleton will be procured, sur passing every thing of the sort that the world has seen. The parts already raised are of enormous magnitude. The neighbourhood is full of organic relics. The fossils indicate the former dominion of the ocean; and many of them appertained to creatures not now known to be alive. A lady of the name of Clotilda Tambroni died lately at Bologna, whose knowlege of Greek was such, that the Government had placed her upon the establishment of the University there. A monu- ment is to be erected to her memory. The celebrated mineralogist Werner, who died at Dresden, on the 30th of June, aged sixty- seven was buried with extraordinary magnificence, at Freyburg. He has bequeathed his precious collec- tion of minerals, valued at 150) 000 crowns, to the King. On the 1st instant, there was a tremendous tem- pest at Boszenburg, in Germany, which devastated the entire fields of Horst and Vierhof, in Lauenburg Such numbers of windows were broken that then was not sufficient glass in Boszenburg, to repai them. The hail- stones were jagged, and many of them measured an inch in length. r On the 11th iust. st% t) teen houses were entirely overturned, and several others considerably da- maged, by a water- spout, in the village of Walton- beck, near Newmunster. PRICE OF BULLION. Bars, was at 41.— New Silver in Bars at 5s. 3d. - Tuesday Foreign Gold Dollars at 5.-;. 2d.— and UNFORTUNATE CATASTROPHE.— FN tlite even- | ing of Wednesday se'u: iigjit, three young men took ' a boat at Milbank, and went to the Red House, Chelsea, where they remained drinking till ten o'clock at night, and got quite intoxicated, 111 which situation they took- the water to return home. As they were rowing up the Thames,' one of the young men, named Sharp, a goldsmith, about twenty- live years of age, sat on the side of the boat; it overset, and he was precipitated into the water. Another young man, named Layton, seeing Sharp drowning, leaped into the water to render him assistance, and being an expert swimmer, kept his head above water ten minutes. The young man who remained 11 the boat was so stupified with liquor that he could not row the boat to their assistance. Sharp took hold of Layton's leg, which induced Layton to strike from him to save himself, and as the boat was getting a considerable distance from him, he found there was not the least chance of saving his companion, and therefore swam after it. Sharp sunk, and was drowned; but the other two got to the bank in safety. During Thursday se'nnight, Mr. Cooper, brewer, of Ryde, had been missing by his family, and after the most diligent search had been made, ho was discovered quite lifeless, about four o'clock in the afternoon, in a large store- cask of beer In his own brewery, where it is conjectured he had remained for several hours. At the High Court of Justiciary, Scotland, last week, Joseph Roe and Robert Reid, chimney- sweepers, were tried for the murder of the appren- tice of the former, a boy eleven years of age. The evidence disclosed circumstances of the most bar- barous description, which excited the utmost horror and indignation iu the Court, and which afforded an additional proof of the absolute duty of the com- munity to put an end to the practice of sweeping chimneys by means of climbing boys. The Jury returned a verdict of— Culpable Homicide, and the prisoners were sentenced to fourteen years trans- portation. At Nottingham Assizes, Charles Rotherham, aged 33, was capitally indicted for the wilful mur- der of Elizabeth Shepherd, at Sutton- in- Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, by striking heron the head with a hedge- stake. The prisoner at first pleaded guilty ; but having, on the suggestion of the Judge, withdrawn this plea, the trial proceeded. It ap- peared from the evidence, thai the deceased, Eliza- beth Shepherd, an interesting girl about seventeen years of age, and daughter of a woman residing at Papplewick, had left home fur Mansfield, to inquire for work. Having succeeded in the object of her journey, she was on her return home in the even- ing, and about two miles from htr mother's resi- dence met by the prisoner, who, without uttering a word, inhumanly knocked her down with a hedge- stake, and did not cease his atrocious cruelty till life was extinct. He then rifled her of a pair of shoes and an umbrella, and threw her bleeding and disfigured body into a ditch, where it was found next morning. A few minutes after perpetrating this atrocious deed, the murderer passed on the road Mrs. Shepherd, the mother of his victim, who had come out to meet her daughter.. When the body was found it was in a dreadful state. The brains had protruded from the skull, and one eye had been knocked out'of the soc ket, and t ested on the cheek. The prisoner was quickly pursued and overtaken. To one Benjamin Barnes, a constable, who took him into custody, and who endeavoured to keep off a crowd by which he was surrounded, he said, " Nevermind; let them come forward— I am guilty of the crime, raid must suffer the course of the law." Barnes afterwards accompanied the prisoner to the scene of the murder. He there pointed out the spot from whence he said the stake was taken. He said he could not tell what had possessed him; he never spoke to her. He was 011 the left side of her, and on coming up he struck her on the head. She fell, and he repeated his blow two or three times. Dragging her to the ditch where she was found, he turned her pockets inside out, but found nothing; he then unlaced her stays, thinking she might have some money concealed there, but he found none.— He added, that he took away her umbrella and shoes, and that he left the shoes at Red Hill. He could nut say what possessed him, for he had six shillings in his pocket.— The Jury found the prisoner Guilty, and the Judge ordered him to be executed on Monday. At Lincoln Assizes, Elizabeth Warriner stood capitally indicted for the wilful murder of John Warriner, her step- son, in the parish of Surfleet, in the county of Lincoln, by administering poison to him. It appeared, from the testimony of the witnesses, that the prisoner is the wife of a farmer, named Joseph Warriner, residing at Sin- fleet. She was his second wife. The deceased was his son by a former marriage, and was a fine boy about twelve years of " age. From the period of her mar- riage, the prisoner was observed to treat this un- fortunate child with great cruelty. On various occasions she was heard to say she would be the death of him. At length, on the morning stated in the indictment, the pi. Or boy, immediately after his breakfast, which consisted of a basin of bread and milk, was taken extremely ill. Medical aid was immediately called iu, but in defiance of every effort to save him, he breathed his last in the course of the day. The manner of his death, and his appearance afterwards, left no doubt iu the minds of. those by whom he was seen, that he had died from the effects of poison. This led to a fur- ther investigation, and the body was opened by a skilful surgeon, when the stomach and intestines were found to exhibit all the appearances of arsenic having been administered, and no doubt was enter- tained that this was the cause of his death. It was afterwards ascertained that a quantity of arsenic was in the possession of the father of the child, who used it for some purposes connected with husbandry, to which the prisoner had free access. It further turned out, that a small quan- tity of arsenic was found in the bottom of the basin from which the deceased had eaten his breakfast, and that the prisoner was the person who had given him his breakfast in that basin. This circum- stance, added to a variety of other facts, which, iti the coyrse of the examination of the witnesses, seven in number, came out, led to the conclusion, that the prisoner's was the hand by which the poison had been administered.— Mr. Justice Hol- royd summed up the evidence with great clearness and perspicuity ; and the Jury, after a short deli- beration, found the prisoner Guilty: EXTRAORDINARY INSTANCE OF KINDNESS IN A LION.— In the menagerie of Brussels there is a lion called Danco, whose cell was lately iu want of some repairs. His keeper desired a carpenter to set about them ; but when the workman came and saw the lion, lie drew back with terror. The keeper entered the animal's cell, and led him to the upper part of it while the lower was refitting. He there amused himself for some time playing with the Hon, and being wearied he soon tell asleep.— The carpenter, fully relying upon the vigilance of the keeper, pursued his work, anxious, it may be supposed, to have done with it as soon as possible. When he had finished, he called William, the keeper, to see what he had done; but William made no answer. Having repeatedly called in vain, he began to feel alarmed at his silence, and he determined to go to the upper part of the cell, where, looking through the railing, he saw the lioii and the keeper sleeping, side by side, aud imme- diately he uttered aloud cry. The lion, awaked by the noise, started up, and stared at the carpenter with an eye of fury ; and then placing his paw ou tiie breast of his keeper, he lay dtywn to sleep again. The poor carpenter was dreadfully frightened, and not knowing how he could rouse up William, he ran out and related what he saw. Some of the attendants of the house came and opened the door, which the carpenter ha^ l secured with several bars, and contrived to awake the keeper, who, upon opening his eyes, did not appear in the least ap- prehensive on account of the situation in which he found himself. He took the paw of the lion, and shook it gently in token of regard, and the animal quietly returned with him to its former residence. An inquest was held on Friday at the King's Head, Walworlh- road, on the body of Mary, daugh- ter of Mr. Kemble, of Manor- row, Walworth, who was accidentally burnt to death: she was eight years oj" age. A witness stated, that on Tuesday morn- ing she heard the screaming of a child, and saw the deceased enveloped in flames ; she tore the burning garments off as fast as she could, but be- before the flames were extinguished her whole body was scorched in a most shocking maimer. Sue told witness that her mother had been gone out of the house about five minutes, to convey a letter to the Post- office, and left an infant in the cradle; but having left the coffee- pot ou the fire, with the poker under it, the deceased, while lifting off the pot, threw down the poker, and it set her clothes on fire. A surgeon stated, that she was so dread- fully burnt that medical aid was useless : her hands and arms were nearly consumed : she survived only till the evening. Verdict— Accidentally burnt to death. An inquisition has been held at the Tavistock Arms, Tavistock- place, before Thomas Stirling, Esq. one of the Coroners for Middlesex, on tiie ' body of Miss Elizabeth Harley, a very interesting young lady of considerable fortune, twenty- three years uf age, who put a period to her life by hanging herself with a skipping rope, it appeared in evidence, that the deceased occupied a large house, No. 0, Tavistock- place, in which she had but two female servants; and since the death of her guardian, which happened some short time ago, she became melancholy and desponding. Ou Wed- nesday night she retired to bed about ten o'clock, as was her usual custom, and not rising at her usual time next morning, one of the servants went up stairs to her room- door to call her, but receiving no answer, she refrained from disturbing her for a considerable time longer. She afterwards repeated her calls at intervals, until four o'clock in the afternoon, when getting no answer fiom her mis- tress, she became alarmed, and went aud informed a female friend of the deceased, who came with her. They knocked and called several times at the room, which was locked on the inside, but receiving uo answer, nor hearing any noise, they suspected Something had happened, and sent for Mr. France, undertaker, who, when he came broke open the chamber door, and the deceased was found lying on the floor quite dead, with her head towards the fire- place, part of a skipping rope tied round her neck, and the corresponding part lied to the bed- tester, from which it was supposed the deceased had been suspended, and which must have broke. It appeared, that the deceased must have got out of bed, as she was in her sleeping dress, ajul the bed- clothes rumpled. It was evideiit the deceased must have committed the act herself, as the chamber- door was locked on the inside, and the key in it, and no person could have access to the room in the state it was. No cause could be assigned by any of the witnesses for her perpe- trating so desperate a deed, except the melancholy and desponding state she was observed to have been in for some time previous, but from what cause did not appear. Verdict— Died by her own act in hanging herself, not being perfectly sane at the time. HORRID MURDER.—- The following most in- human murder was committed at a small village in Sussex, a few miles from the sea- coast, on the even- ing of Thursday se'nnight:— A man named Gimp- son, a labourer, returning home from his work on the evening mentioned, discovered his wife lying on the floor, weltering in her blood, and by her side the kitcjien poker, then scarcely cold, and also covered with blood. He immediately raised her up, washed the gore from her face, and after some time she seemed a little to revive. The agonized husband then ran to the nearest house for assistance, and on his return found that the unfor- tunate woman had recovered the power of speech. Elated with hope, he sent for medical aid, and in the interim begged that she would relate the parti- culars of what had happened to her. The poor creature, with great exertion, proceeded to state, that as she was sitting at work at the cottage door, a very fine looking man accosted her, and after some conversation sat down, and began to address her in a very unbecoming strain, and also to take some indecent liberties with her person. She re- sisted, when the inhuman monster rushed into the house, dragged her with him, and seizing the poker red hot from the fire, held it over her head, using the most horrid threats. The unfortunate woman had proceeded thus far in her narration, when she dropped from the chair in which she had been placed into her husband's arms, and instantlv ex- pired. The most vigilant search has been conti- nued since the commission of the horrid act, to discover the perpetrator, hut we ore sorry to add, that but little hopes are entertained of his detec- j tion, as the deceased did not survive long enough I to give an accurate description of his person. ° Advertisements, Articles of Intelligence, and Orders for this Paper, are received by the following Agents.— LONDON, MESSRS. NEWTON AND CO. 5, Warwick- Square, Newgate- Street, and MR. WHITE, 33,' Fleet- Street. BRAINTREE BALLINGDON ... BRENTWOOD.... BURES BURY BERGHOLT Mr . JOSCELYNE Mr. HILL Mr. F. FINCH Mr. DUPONT . Mr. BACKHAM Mr. BARNARD BECCLES Mr. S. CATTERMOLE COGGESHALL. BOTESDALE Mr. H. EDWARDS BRANDON Mr. CLARKE BILLERICAY THE POSTMASTER C. HEDINGHAM... THE POSTMASTER CHELMSFORD Mr: KELHAM .. Mr. S. FROST COLNE. EARLS Mr. J. CATCHPOOI CAMBRIDGE Mr. THORPE DEDHAM Mr. GRICE DUNMOW Mr. DODD EYE Mr. BARBER. HARWICH HAVERHILL HADLEIGH HALSTED Mr. SEAGER Mr. T. FLACK Mr. HARDAGER Mr. LAKE INGATESTONE. Mr. DAWSON IPSWICH Mr. DEEK . KELVEDON Mr. IMPEY MALDON and DENGIE) HUNDRED ) Mr. POLLEY MANNINGTREE. Mr. SIZER MILDENHALL Mr. WILLET NEWMARKET Mr. ROGERS NAYLAND ROMFORD ROCHFORD . STRATFORD STOKE STOWMARKET Mr. PARSONS Mr. BARLOW .... Mr. HUTTON Mr. BARE Mr. WOOLEY TERL1NG THORPE WIX WI HAM WOODBRIDGE YARMOUTH........ Mr. H. BAKER .... Mr. UPCHER ... Mr. SOUTHGATE . ... Mr. COTTIS Mr. SIMPSON Mr. BEART
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