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1752 was absolutely revived, and Le Maitre, Higgins and Smith, made his last act by the codicil of were remanded, and Crossfield was 1756. The jury, agreeing with the put on his trial.

The attorney: court, found a verdict for the plain. general addressed the jury, and tif; in consequence of which, the having concisely stated the law, earl of Cholmondeley will succeed, submitled to them the following at the death of the present earl of account of facts in the case :-Some Oriord, to an estaie of the annual time since a man of the name of value of 10,000l. exclusive of the Upton, before the bigbest magis. magnificent seat at Houghton, trates of the couniry, his majesty's which is supposed to bave cost up- privy-council, accused himself and wards of 200,0001. and some other several others, directly, with the properly.

design of assassinating his majesty. Kyd Wake, who was convicted Among the persons so accused was at the sittings af:er last Hilary term the prisoner at the bar, who thought of having, un the first day of the proper not to abide the justice of present session of parliament, in- bis country, but to fly from it. sulted his majesty in his passage to

The prison-r at the bar, in com. and from parliament, by hissing, pany wiib Upton and another, went and using several indecent expres- to a brass founder's, where they sions, such as, “ No George-no endeavoured to procure a brass cywar," received the judgment of the linder, extremely smooth in the ina court; viz. " That he be impri. lernal sustace, of the lengih of soned, and kept to hard labour in three feet, and with a bore of fiveGloucester gaol, during the terin eighihs of an inch. From thence of five years : thai, during the fist they went to another brass-foundthree months of his imprisonmeni, er’s, on Snow-hill, where they be do stand for one hour, between endeavoured to procure the same the hours of eleven and two, in the article; and upon the man's wish. pillory, in one of the public streets ing to know for what purpose it of Gloucesier, on a market-day; was intended, he was answered, and chat, at the spiration of his that it was a secret. A third brassa imprisonment, he do find security founder was also visited upon the for 1000l. for his good behaviour same errand by the prisoner and

L'pion; and from thence they went Crossfield, Le

Maitre, io orie Hill's, who was a jurner, Higgins, and Smith, were and lived in Bartholomew-close, fur placed at ibe bar of the Old Bailey, the purpose of his turning them charged with a conspiracy to assas- models of the instrument they sinale the King. Crussfield pleaded wisted to make. In answer to his generally Not Guilty.--Le Maire enquiry fus what purpose it was said, he had good objections to destined, he was told, for an elecmake to the indictinent, but, rely- trical machine. From another witing on his innocence, would not ness, of the name of Cuthbert, Ilie make them; he therefore pleaded jury would hear, that they examined Not Guilty ; as did George Higgins anair-gun. There were also draughts and Joba Smitb.. Some consullae of the instruments, which would lion was then held at the bar, when be submitted to ibeir inspection, Vol. XXXVIII.



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and they would perceive that the were put on board another shir, the arrois was of a peculiar construc. Elizabeth, and afterwards again tion. It had points or burbs, which transferred at Brost 10 anotber. upon meeting any hard subsiance During this time be raiher acted as collapsed in the head of the arrow, a superintendant of the prisoners and afterwards opened again, so as than as one himself. He had freto prevent is being withdrawn quent conversations with the French when once it had entered the flesh; commissaries, ayd made several deand towards the point there was a clarations as to bis former and fu. small bole for emiriing any liquid iure intentions of killing the king. which might be placed in a cavily It seemed then his intention to reprepared for holding of it. The core main here or go to Holland : sideration of one of these draughes but upon the arrival of a cartel might be important in the cause, ship, he came home under the because the dimensions marked on name of II. Wilson, and described the margin were the hand-writing himself as one of the crew of the of the prisoner. When the infor. Hope, and not of the Pumona, as mation of Uplon was received be. he really was. Upon his passage fure the privy council, as he had home, he end'avoured to persuade before informed them, the prisoner the witnesses not to notice when at the bar absconded, and they they got home what passed at Brest, should be able to uace him to nor the circumstances of the change Bristol; afterwards he returned to of ship and name. They were London; then went to Portsmouth, landed at Fowey in Cornwall, and where he entered on board a vessel upon these men giving information bound for the Southern whale.

10 the magistraies of what had fishery, as surgeon. The name of passed, le was instantly appre. ibis vessel was the Pomona ; and, hended. In coming to town, be shortly aiter he caine on board, endeavoured to persuade the officers they sai!cd from Portsmouth 10 to let him escape, and told them Falmouth, during which ijme his they could pot expect above 5s. for behaviour was in every respece be-' their job, but he could reward coming and decent. When he was thein much inore liberally. One at sea, however, he told them who askell, if they consented, what they he was, and avowed his baving could do with the posi-boy! He been concerned in a plot to kill the answered, the boy might easily be king, by an air-gun; and said, that secured by one of the pistols which if givernment knew he was the officer carried. Haring tbus board that ship, they would send a gone through the circumstances of frigate aiter her, to bring ber back. The case, the attorney general obIl su happened, that two days after served, ibere were two points for they were at sea, they were cap- 'the consideraiion of the jury. The cured by a French corvette, La first, whether the prisoner was a Vengeance; and he expressed the pariy to the fabrication of this wea. olmost satisfaction at the thoughts pon; and secondly, whether it was of going to France ; feeling him designed for the purpose charged seli ruch safer there, than while in the indictment. amoogst all English crew. They



He then proceeded to call evie when he was found guilty of being dence to substantiate the case.

concerned in the forgery of the late The evidence for the crown be. Mr. Lewis's willi ing closed; Mr. Adam, counsel for

An action was brought in

16th. the prisoner, said, he was afraid bis the court of King's Bench, case would take up a great lengih 'by lord Valentia against Mr. Gawa of time; he iherefore submitied to Jer, for crim. con. with lady Valen. The court, whether they would tia. The damages were laid at adjourn, or whether they wished 10,0001. Mr. Erskine, with his him then to proceed:

usual ability, stated the case, and After some consultation between the criminal conversation was clear. the judges and the jury, the court ly proved from the evidence of a adjourned at eleven o'clock at night maid servant, lady Lucy Maxwell to the next day.

(bis lordship's sister), and others. 12ıb.

The trial proceeded; when the defence set up was, that lord the prisoner's counsel addres. Valentia not only winked at, but sed the jury in his detence. They in some measure promoted the inrelied chiefy on the equivocations continency of his wife. Lord of the witnesses, on the prisoner's Kenyon delivered an excellent character; and that Upion in his charge to the jury, and they brought information, was actuated by mu. in a verdict of 20001. damages. lives of revenge, for having been On the morning of Friday the disgraced in one of their clubs. 13th of this month, the Ptak hills

The attorney general replied in in Derbyshire were covered with a very able manner; and the learned snow. near four inches deep, the judge summed up with candour and contrast between which, and the

green thorn fruit trees in full bloom, Tbe jury, after retiring about forined a spectacle novel and striktwo hours, brought in a verdict of ing. Not Guilty.

There has lately been discovered Henry Weston, the un13tb.

at Wallingford an old painting, on 'fortunate young man

who oak, of our Lord's last entrance forged the name of general Tonyn, into Jerusalem, which has been and thereby got possession of 50001. used as a chimney-board, and was slock, 'was tried at the Olü Bailey, near being tbrown into the fire ; and capitally convicted. He calmly but turns out an original of the addressed the court after conviction, great Raphael's.. The drawing, acknowledging the justice of his expression, and arrangement, astosentence, and hoping all young nih all who have seen the picture. men would avail ihemselves of his Connoisseurs far and near are going example, and avoid the crime to its owner continually to behold (gaming) which bad brought bim this fine piece, rescued by accident into such a miserable situation. from obscurity and the flames, and 14th.

The irial of William Aus. likely to produce no inconsiderable

tin came on at the Old Bai. sum by its sale. Several bundred ley this morning at eight o'clock, pounds bave already been offered before Mr. Justice Goe, and lasted for it and refused. till' half past seven in the evening, C2

17th. The mirable


The triennial Eton festival was provided, they might appear 171h.

was celebrated with great on Windsor terrace', wbich they did splendor. Toeir majesties and the in the evening. The royal family, princesses, accompanied by the after having given their usual do prince of Wales, went to the col. nalous, returned 10

the lodge to lege at half past one, when tie dinner. The finentss of the day procession of the young gentlemen also drew an immense concourse of bega!, preceded by the princu of persons on foot and horse back to Wales's band of music. Their cap- view the sight, which afforded, tain, Mr. Whilfield, being the se- according to Mr. Halifax the sal nior schoiar, led the van, with their bearer's account, on being asked serjeants,searjeants-major, colonels, the question by bis majesty, a very corporals, ensign, lieutenant, pule profitable harvest. men, musicians, &c. Messrs. Pole

20 h.

This day came on the trial bampton and Halitax, with iweive

of John Reeves, esq. for servitors, acted as salt-bearers, and libel, before lord Kenyon and a by their legal depredations on the special jury at Guildhall. This public gained a liberal supply to- prosecution was instiluted ; in conwards sending their captain into sequence of a resolution of the the world with a good grace. house of commons, on account of When they came to Salthill, they a pamphlet published by Mr. R. were met by the king and prince entitiei, “ Thoughts on the English of Wales on horseback, attended Government ;' and in whicb were by general Gwyn and colonels the expressions, “ that the kingly Garth and Greville: her majesty government might go on, if lords and the princesses, with lady Har- and commons were lopped offt;" rington and her son, were in the and such other expressions as were royal cvaches. The king took on deemed a libel by the house. himself the ordering and marshal- The attorney general stated the ing the multitude in such a manner, case on the part of the crown, and as the procession might pass freely left it to the jury to consider, beround, the carriages of the royal ther the expressions alluued to were family; many, however, notwith- merely unadvised and errone us; standing, pressed so close, that his or whether, considering the whole majesty was obliged to call them to context of the pamphlet, they were, order, and ask those he thought as charged, libellous, and tending were Londoners, " if they were

io villity the constitution, members of Elon, as he could not Nir. Piumer, in behalf of Mr. recognize their persons suficiently Reeves, admitted the fact of pubto recollect them.” At the close of lication ; and contended, from the the procession, ensign Hatch went whole tenor of the work, and the to the top of the bill, and displayed known character of Mr. Reeves, the flag in a very masterly style, to and his enthusiastic admiration the satisfaction of every person pre- and support against democracy, of sent, Wben the


the Briush constitution, that no over, the king requested that, on impuiation of libel could be fixed their return home from the Wind on him. mill-inn, where an elegant dinner Lord Kenyon delivered an ad



mirable charge to the jury, who into the carriage, and saw a lifeless retised, and remained out ví court body on the seat, which proved to for upwarıls of an hour. When be the corpse of lord Charles. they returned, the foreman said, Lord Frederick was immediately

My lord, the jury are of opinioni, pursued, and being iaken near the that the pamphler, which has end of Swallow-street, was " been proved to have been writ. ducted to a neighbouring watch“ ten by John Reeves, esq. is a

house, whither the body of his very improper publication : but brother was also conveyed, As being of opinion, that his mo- soon as the magistrates at the po•

tives were not such as laid in the lice-office in Marlborough-street 6 information, find him Not were apprised of the circumstance, Guilty.”

they ordered lord Frederick to be 27th.

A very melancholy and ex- brought before thein, together with

traordinary transaction took the postillions who drove him to place. Lord Charles Townshend, town. His lordship, when interand his brotherlord Frederick Town. rogated on the melancholy subject, shend, sons to the 'marquis Town- betrayed the most unequivocal shend, had been to Great Yarmouth, symploms of mental derangement, for which place lord Charles had and it became necessary for the mabeen just chosen representative; gistrates to apply to the postillions they arrived in town yesterday for the information they wanted. morning about six o'clock, and From their evidence it appeared, when ihey had reached Oxford- that about seven miles from iown, street, near the Pantheon, the post. in the vicinity of Ilford, one of boys stopped to enquire where the them had heard ihe report of a pis. bishop of Bristol, to whose house tol, when, looking round, he saw they had been ordered to drive, lord Frederick ihrow a pistol out lived; when lord Frederick jumped of the chaise window; but be did out of the chaise, and struck one of not stop to inquire the cause of it. the boys, which gave rise to an

This was all that could be collected altercation, that drew together se- till the evening, when the agitation veral persons who were passing by.

of lord Frederick had subsided, and Am ng ibese was a coachman, to

he had recovered

a considerable shom lord Frederick particularly degree of composure.

Lord Free addressed himself; insisting upon derick then, on being asked conit that he knew where the bishop cerning his brorber's death, said, lived ; and on the man protesting they had been discussing a religious ibal he did not, his lordship abused Subject, and lord Charles took a him with great violence; and, with pistol and blew out his own brains, the most deplorable marks of in. and tbat he had endeavoured to desanity, threw off bis coat, waistcoat, siroy bimself, but his pistol failed. and shiri, and challenged him to The mayor of Yarmouth was prefight. Cable to provoke the man

sent, and declared that their lordto a contest, he walked leisurely ships' conduct at that place appeared away towards Hanover-square,when that of madmen, which induced some persons who had been at. him to follow them to town, being tentive to the whole scene, looked fearful some accident might bappen.


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