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I do pour forth my supplications at the throne of mercy, that mercy may be poured down on these people in a larger measure than the merits of the rulers deserve; and I pray, my Lords, that your hearts may turn towards justice, and not go therefrom."

Mr Williams, by permission of their Lordships, followed Mr Brougham, and commented with much ability on various discrepancies in the evidence, which had been passed over by the former. He then proceeded to call witnesses.

Oct. 5.-Mr Lemain, clerk of the Queen's Solicitor, had been sent to Carlsruhe with a letter from her Majesty to the chamberlain of the Grand Duke of Baden, The chamberlain was perfectly willing to give evidence for her Majesty, but the Grand Duke would not consent to his departure. Lord Liverpool here offered to send off a messenger to the court of Baden, to request the chamberlain's attendance.

Col. Butler St Leger was chamberlain to her Majesty. Went abroad with her Majesty in 1814, as far as Brunswick; went no farther on account of his ill health. Received a communication from her Majes, ty in 1819; joined her when she came to England, and requested permission to resign his office, solely on account of ill health. The Earl of Guildford saw Bergami at Naples, when he was a courier. Remain ed at Naples only a few days; saw the Queen at Rome, and remained there a few days. Next saw the Queen at Civita Vecchia. Dined with her Majesty every day. Again saw her Majesty at the Villa d'Este, on the Lake of Como. Dined with the Queen. Bergami sat at the table. His Lordship saw Bergami and the Queen in a boat on the Lake of Como. Bergami rowed the boat. The Queen did not introduce Bergami to his Lordship; but she did introduce Countess Oldi to him, although not as Bergami's sister. Never saw any improper familiarities between the Queen and Bergami, at any time. The Countess of Oldi was affable, very modest, and not in the least vulgar.-On dining with the Queen, never saw any particular attention paid to Bergami, or any thing remarkable between them. Bergami's deportment towards the Queen was very respectful, but nothing particular. Noticed that the conduct and manners of Bergami were unassuming, unobtrusive, and not at all forward.

Lord Glenbervie met the Queen at Genoa; Lady Glenbervie volunteered to act as lady of the bed-chamber until the arrival of Lady Charlotte Campbell; the best company of Genoa visited at the Queen's house, where Lord Glenbervie frequently dined with his lady. Bergami was treated as a servant, without any undue familiarity; he behaved towards his mistress with becoming respect.

Lady Charlotte Lindsay quitted the Queen at Brunswick, according to an agreement made before they left England, in 1814. In March 1815, saw and attended her at Naples, where all the English of distinction, and many Neapolitans, and other foreigners of rank, visited her Majesty, and frequented her table; accompanied the Queen to Rome, Civita Vecchia, and Leghorn-left her Majesty there to have the advantage of her brother's (the present Earl of Guildford) escort to England -never saw any unbecoming familiarity with Bergami-resigned the Queen's service, in 1817, in consequence of the advice of her brother.

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Oct. 6.-The Earl of Llandaf-He and his lady visited the Queen, whilst in Italy, in 1814, He never saw any thing improper in the conduct of her Majesty, or such as to render it unpleasant for the Countess of Landaff to be there. He saw Bergami there constantly, and never witnessed, in the demeanour of her Majesty towards him, any behaviour at all improper. It was customary in Italy for ladies to see both men and women visitors in their bed-chambers, and he had thus frequently visited her Majesty, in the morning, sometimes with a little child in his hand, of which she was fond. In a similar way, he had visited several other ladies of unimpeachable character, and frequently whilst they were in bed. There was nothing in the conduct of her Majesty to re fect disgrace on her own country.

The Hon. Keppel Craven was in her Majesty's service in 1814, for six months. One of the couriers of her Majesty being dismissed for misconduct, he applied to Marquis Desiglari, in the service of the Emperor of Austria; who very strongly recommended Bergami as fit to be received and trusted in her Majesty's services adding, that he knew his family very well, and that he was much interested for him. Witness accompanied her Ma jesty to Naples, and remembers perfectly well the three dresses worn by her Majesty at the masked ball, given in compliment to the King of Naples. The dress of the Genius of History came high up about the neck, and was not in the smallest degree indecent or improper. He never observed any impropriety of conduct or degrading familiarity between her Majesty and Bergami. The manners of Bergami were those of a gentleman.

Sir W. Gell, her Majesty's Chamberlain, had accompanied her abroad. Remembers a courier having been discharged in Italy, and the Marquis Desiglari recommended Bergami as a proper person to succeed him; he said he had known his family, which was reduced, but that he knew him to be honest, faithful, and honourable; that he was above the situation of courier, but he

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In Italy it is usual for men-servants to go into the bed-rooms while the ladies are in bed. Has been in the habit of seeing Moorish dances performed ed in the eastern countries, and in Spain; it is very ike the Spanish Bolero danced at our theatres. Every body, ladies and gentle

being above six feet high. Her Majesty treated all her servants with great affability and condescension. Bergami seemed superior to the situation for which he was engaged.

Oct. 9.-Dr Holland was physician to the Queen- -was at Naples, Rome, Genoa, and Milan with her. Never saw any thing improper in the conduct of the Queen and Bergami towards each other; nor any indecency or impropriety in the Queen's conduct in any respect. DAS (995 Charles Mills, Esq. frequently visited

men, saw it without making any particular her Mesaroen at Rome, and saw her

remark. Never observed any thing in the conduct of the Queen towards Bergami in her conversation,

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Bergami was her chamberlain, and sat at table,—ne

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wards Bergami.

Joseph Toulier, a Colonel in the French service, knew Bergami, as a asoa sconfidential servant to General Pino. Was reckoned a good soldier and an honest man.

the idea that there was an adulterous intercourse between them, though he was in the house three months together. The second night the Queen was at Naples, went with her Majesty to the opera, from whence they returned at one o'clock, later than usual, and Queen's service her Majesty immediately went to bed.

Oct. 7 William Carrington, valet to Sir W. Gell, formerly a midshipman in the navy, knew Bergami in the Queen's service. There was no jealousy of him among the other servants. At Naples the Queen slept in a room at one end of a long passage, and Bergami at the other; three rooms intervening between them, which were occupied by Dr Holland, William Austin, and Hieronymus, one of the Queen's servants.

John Whitcombe, valet to the Hon. Keppel Craven, was in that gentleman's service, while in the Queen's suite at Naples. Corroborated Carrington's evidence regarding the position of the sleeping rooms there. Had been often in Demont's bed-chamber, by her own invitation; and had been with her alone with the door locked. Bergami's behaviour to the Queen respectful; same as the other


Theodore Majocchi re-examined. Did not recollect having seen CarringtonNever told him that Baron Ompteda had employed any one to steal the keys of the Princess at Como, in order to get others made; nor never spoke of that affair to any one-Never said that he would kill Ompteda like a dog; nor ever spoke of the villany and ingratitude of Ompteda to the Princess.

sli W. Carrington again called
led in, swore an
affirmative to all the questions which had
been put to Majocchi, and denied by him.
ban John Jacob Sicard, her Majesty's Mai-
tre d'Hotel, was abroad with her Majesty
knew Bergami as courier. Arranged the
sleeping rooms at Naples, without concert
with her Majesty. Changed Bergami's
the second night, because his first room
was too low in the roof for him; Bergami


an Italian,er entered the as courier on her departure from Milan, and was with her on the journey from thence to Rome. Her Majesty travelled in an English Bergami and the Countess oldalet, with They travelled by night. The Countess Oldi sat between the Queen and Bergami. Witness acted as courier on the road, and rode on horseback. Sacchi rode before in a small carriage to give orders for their accommodation on the road. [Sacchi had formerly sworn that he was courier on that journey; that the Queen and Bergami rode alone in the carriage; and that one morning, when he rode up to receive orders, he found them asleep, with their hands in very indecent positions upon one another.]

Lieutenant John Flynn, of the Royal Navy, was with the Queen on her voyage on board the polacre in the Mediterranean; and disproved the statements of Majocchi regarding the position of her bed, and that of Bergami's. Never saw any impropriety in her Majesty's conduct towards Bergami, or any other person. Was frequently in

tent, when called upon by her Majesty, who reposed upon a bed in it without undressing. Saw Bergami take leave on going ashore respecting quarantine, upon which occasion he kissed her Majesty's hand, (To be continued.)

HOUSE OF COMMONS.Sept. 18. The House met this day according to adjournment, the Chancellor of the Exchequer moved for the appointment of a Committee to examine the Lords' journals, and to report the progress of the proceedings in the case of the Queen. An amendment was moved by Mr Hobhouse, for an address to his Majesty, that he would prorogue Parliament, and put an end to the proceedings. After an animated discussion the amendment was lost by a division of 62 to 12.

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10 Distressing Accident.This afternoon, about 4 o'clock, a melancholy occurrence took place off Portobello. A party of fifteen persons, including two boys (the one about 15, and the other six years of age) and a girl, (about 15,) left Portobello on a pleasure sail to Inchkeith. On their return, when about a mile and a half from land, the boat suddenly upset, and the whole of the party were immersed in the dangerous element, and, melancholy to relate, five persons unfortunately perished. Those who did not immediately sink clung to the boat, which as suddenly turned over again, and thus, by a flap of the sail, the strugglers were deprived of their hold, and in a worse situation than before. One person was struck so violently as to be driven to the bottom; on again reaching the surface he looked anxiously for the youngest boy, who was under his care, and seeing his leather cap at a considerable dis. tance, he swam to it and recovered the child, with whom he returned to the boat, and, with the assistance of another person, succeeded in replacing him on it as often as he lost his hold. That other person also endeavoured to assist one of the party who could not swim, (John Haxton,) but who entreated him to save his daughter, in which the humane individual succeeded. A coal sloop was lying nearer to the shore, a boat from which promptly put off, and, with the assistance of others, fortunately picked up the survivors. The cause of the disaster is not precisely known, but the fact we understand to be, that the lee side of the boat was almost gunnel-to, and a light gust of wind causing the sail to dip in the water, it instantly upset.


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John Leadbitter, in the employ of Messrs Lawrie and Co. hat manufacturers, Portobello; left a widow and five child


John Haxton, journeyman hatter with ditto; left a widow and five children.

Thomas Walker, son of Thomas Walker, potter, Portobello.

John Mercer, grocer, Edinburgh, James Erskine, journeyman hatter, Edinburgh.

27. This day, the foundation stone of the new jail, for the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh, and bridewell for the county of Roxburgh, was laid on the Castle-hill of Jedburgh, with great solemnity, by William Hope, Esq. of Hope House, Provost of the burgh, and Acting-Master of the Lodge of St John of Jedburgh, assisted by VOL. VII,

the Master of St Andrew's Lodge, the Brethren of both Lodges, and by numerous and highly respectable deputations from Lodges of the district, with the Committee of Commissioners of Supply for building the jail, and the Magistrates of Jedburgh.

Freeholders of Scotland.-A copy of the roll of freeholders of every county in Scotland, as last made up; certified respectively by the Sheriff Clerk of each County. Freeholders. Freeholders.

1. Aberdeensh. 182 19. Kinross .. 21 64 20. Kirkcudbr. 144

2. Argyll

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CIRCUIT INTELLIGENCE. Jedburgh, Sept. 6.Before Lord Pitmilly.-John Fleming, spinner in Jedburgh, John Haliburton, and John Mitchelhill, stockingmakers there, accused of stealing goods from an out-house, belonging to Jean Ha liburton, in Jedburgh, and for reset of theft. Fleming pleaded Guilty to the theft, and Haliburton and Mitchelhill to the reset of theft. Sentence of 14 years' transportation was passed upon Fleming, and nine months' imprisonment upon Haliburton and Mitchelhill. Cornelius Gladston, pedlar, accused of the crime of stealing a quantity of shoes, to the value of L. 15, at the Rink fair, in July last, the property of Cairncross, shoemaker in Jedburgh, pleaded Guilty, and was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment in Jedburgh jail. Dumfries, Sept. 11.-E -Edward M'L Lorey, or McGrory, put to the bar, accused of having, on the 10th of June 1819, attacked Hugh Gallocher, a labourer, while travelling upon the road of Fleet, by Corse of Slaiks, Gatehouse towards Cree town, and having knocked him down, and repeatedly beat and bruised him with sticks and stones to the great effusion of his blood and danger of his life; and robbed him of four one pound notes, and six shillings in silver; and having then dragged ЗА

the said H. Gallocher through a gate on the road into a hollow, and there beating and bruising him till he became insensible. The prisoner pleaded Not Guilty; but the charge was completely proved; and after an impressive address from the Learned Judge, he was sentenced to be hanged there on Wednesday, the 18th of October. The prisoner appeared much agitated when ta ken from the bar, and remarked, "That others had need to pray for him, as he was not able to pray for himself." Francis Laurie and John Dunbar were next brought to the bar. They were accused of having, on the 7th of July last, broke into the mansion-house of Barscobe, in the parish of Balmaclellan, and Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, and stole therefrom various articles of wearing apparel, books, &c. The prisoners pleaded Guilty; when Laurie was sentenced to fourteen, and Dunbar to seven years' transportation.

Ayr, Sept. 18.-William Barbour, lately of Rashlieyet, in the parish of Kilburnie, was accused of assaulting, on a Tuesday in April last, William Walker, his uncle, an old and decrepit man, and severely beating and bruising him, and of assaulting his aunt, Walker's wife, and knocking her down, she at the time being pregnant, whereby she was brought to premature labour and her life endangered; and after a full investigation of the circumstances, he was found Guilty. It seems William Walk. er is the proprietor of Rashlieyet, which he had let to his sister, who is married to the father of pannel, but the lease expired at Belton. By this lease the proprietor had a right to work the farm after Martinmas, though the tenant was to possess the houses and grass till Belton. In virtue of this, William Walker proceeded to till the ground, and, as he had no right to the houses, he made a kind of hut on the ruins of an old barn. The pannel showed the strongest dislike to Walker's erecting the hut, and asked him if he intended to live there? who gave him liberty? and told him, "he need not fash himsel' with the building, for he wou'd not be long in it." "Who," inquired Walker, will put me out-will you do it?"-Barbour rejoined, "If he did not do it himself, another would." The pannel continued to manifest all the ill will possible; and it was on a Tuesday night, when he went through one of Walker's grass parks, instead of keeping the common road, and was challenged for it, that the above barbarous assault was committed on Walker and his wife. He was likewise accused of setting fire to the above hut, in which Walker, his wife, and children lived, on the Friday night following, whereby the hovel was totally consumed, one of the children burnt to death in the flames, another so burnt that it died in a few hours, and a third so scorched, that, after lingering

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eighteen days, it likewise died; but as the diabolical act could not be clearly brought home to him, a verdict of Not proven was returned. It appeared, however, that after Mrs Walker and her children escaped from the flames, and went to his house and implored assistance, the unfeeling wretch refused to open the door, though the boy that was so much burnt that he died in a few hours, cried, "Oh! aunty! open the door, for I am all burnt!" The pannel was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment, and ordained to find caution to keep the peace for five years. Duncan M'Carter pleaded Guilty to a charge of theft, and was sentenced to six months' imprisonment; and John Wright, for the same crime, was outlawed. Janet Foster pleaded Guilty to concealment of pregnancy, and was sentenced to six months' imprisonment. Edward Dogherty was convicted of stealing shawls, and sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment. John Douglas, lately accountant to the branch of the Bank of Scotland at Wigton, was convicted of fraudulently secreting, embezzling, and appropriating to his own use, money to the amount of L. 1384, which he had received in his capacity of accountant; but judgment was deferred till the case comes before the High Court of Justiciary on the 20th Nov. William M William was found guilty of theft, and sentenced to 7 years' transportation. Willium MKean and John Paterson were convicted of similar crimes; but the libel being restricted, they were sentenced to 12 months' im. prisonment. A woman, accused of concealment of pregnancy, was permitted to go to voluntary banishment.

Perth, Sept. 5.-Before Lord Meadowbank.-Margaret Keir and James Mill, for exposing a child at the manse of Kin noul, in April last, were sentenced to four months' imprisonment in the jail of Perth. Margaret Marshall, accused of concealment of pregnancy, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to eight months' imprisonment. Henry Moor, John Stewart, and George Keith, were next brought before the Court, accused of assault; they all pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to twelve months' im prisonment. George Kyd, John Kyd, and Alexander Ritchie, were brought to the bar, likewise accused of assault. George Kyd and John Kyd pleaded guilty of beating and bruising, but not to endanger life; they were both sentenced to fifteen months' imprisonment. The diet was deserted against Ritchie, pro loco et tempore. William Wighton, from Montrose, was next placed at the bar, charged with having forged a bill, in May 1819, on Robert Tollo, farmer at Omachy, for L. 200, and uttering the same in May 1820, knowing it to be forged. The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and a number of witnesses being called, who clearly proved the libel, the


Jury retired for a short time, and returned a verdict finding him guilty of "uttering the bill libelled, knowing the same to be forged." After an impressive address from Lord Meadowbank, he was sentenced to be executed at Perth, on Friday, the 20th of October next. Matthew Donaldson, accused of theft, was sentenced to be transported beyond seas for seven years. John Stewart, weaver, Dunkeld, and Peter Wallace, shoemaker there, accused of assault, pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to be imprisoned in the tolbooth of Perth for six months. John Scobie, alias Roger M Leish, from Newton of Pitcairn, near Dunning, accused of assault, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment in the jail of Ferth. John Laird, James M'Connel, and John Smith, for theft, aggravated by housebreaking, were sentenced-Laird and M'Connel to fourteen, and Smith to seven years' transportation.

Inverness, Sept. 12.-Before Lord Gillies.James Forsyth, accused of forgery, received a verdict, from a plurality of voices, of Not proven. The verdict was no sooner returned, than a warrant was granted for his recommittal; and it is said he will be immediately removed to Edinburgh to be tried by the High Court of Justiciary. A. Macvinish, and D. Davidson, for assault ing and deforcing, in the discharge of their duty, three officers of excise, who had seized from them two ankers of whisky, and the horses on which they were transporting them to Dingwall, were sentenced to six months' imprisonment in the jail of Dingwall. A. Tulloch, and J. Chisholm, pleaded guilty to a similar offence when attempting to smuggle salt; and were sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in the jail of Dingwall. Murdo Macdonald, alias Machomash, and Janet Macdonald, his wife, Religious Charities-Account of the rewere found guilty of reset of theft, and ceipts of the principal religious charities for sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment in the year ending 31st March 1820, as pubthe jail of Tain, the punishment being mi- lished in their respective reports: tigated on account of the great age of the Brit. & For. Bible Society L. 93,033 67 prisoners, each of them upwards of 80. Church Missionary Society 30,076 11 0 London Missionary Society 25,409 00 Society for Conversion of Jews 8,950 12 7 Prayer Book & Homily Society 1,987 14 4 Hibernian Society 4,683 0 0

Aberdeen, Sept. 20.-Christian Cruickshank, accused for concealment of preg. nancy, was sentenced to be imprisoned for the period of nine months. James Dick, for stealing a cart and some harness, was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment. Janet Boag, wife of John Black, a Chelsea pensioner, accused of murdering her own child, of about three years of age, pleaded not guilty. From the evidence brought in support of the charge, and that of the wit nesses for the defence, it appeared, that, in a fit of insanity, she had been guilty of the crime libelled, and that she was occasionally subject to mental derangement. The Jury were addressed by Mr M'Neil on the part of the Crown, who admitted that it appeared to him that the pannel had committed the crime charged against


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