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1752 was absolutely revived, and Le Maitre, Higgins and Smith, made his last act by the codicil of were remunded, and Crossfield was 1756. The jury, agreeing with the put on his trial. The attorneycourt, found a verdict for the plain general addressed the jury, and tit; in consequence of which, the having concisely stated the law, earl of Cholmandeley will succeed, submitted to them the following at the death of the present earl of account of facts in the case :-Some Orlord, to an estare of the annual time since a man of the name of value of 10,000l. exclusive of the Upton, before the higbest magis, magnificent seat Houghton, trates of the couniry, his majesty's which is supposed to bave cost up- privy-council, accused himself and Fards of 200,0001. avd some other several others, directly, with the property.

design of assassinating his majesty. kyd Wake, who was convicted Among ibe persons so accused was at the sittings af:er last Hilary term

the prisoner at the bar, who thought of having, vo the first day of the proper not to abide the jus ice 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 comand from parliament, by hissing, pany wiib Upton an, another, went and using several indecent express 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 in.' court; viz. “ That he be impri- lernal surface, of the lengih of soned, and kept to hard labour in three feet, and with a bore of fiveGloucester gavl, during the tern eighths of an inch. From thence of five years: thai, during the first they went to another brass-foundthree monibs of his imprisonmen', er's, on Snow-hill, where they be do stand for one hour, betieeni endeavoured to procure the same the hours of eleven and two, in the article; and upon the man's wish. pillary, 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 that, at the expiration 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 fur 10 years."

Lpron; and from thence they went Crossfield, Le Maitre, to one Hill's, who was a iurner,

Higgins, and Smith, were and lived in Bartholomew-close, fur placed at the bar of the Old Bailey, the purpose of his turning them charged with a conspiracy to assas- inodels of the instrument they sinale ibe King. Crussfield pleaded wislied to make. In a swer to his generally Not Guilty.--Le Maitre enquiry for what purpose it was said, he had good objections to desined, he was told, for an elecmake to the indictinent, but, rely- trcal machine. From another wit. 13g on his innocence, would not ness, of the name of Cuthbert, the make them; he therefore pleaded jury would hear, that they examined Not Guilty ; as did George lliguins anair-gun. There were also draughts and Joha Smith. Some consulla. of the instruments, which would tion 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 ship, the arrowv was of a peculiar construc. Elizabeth, and afterwards again tion. It had puints or barbe, which transferred at Brust 10 anotber, upon meeting any hard subsiance During this time he raiber 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 its being withdrawn queni conversations with the French when once it had entered the festi; commissaries, ayd made several deand towards the point there was a clarations as to his former and fu. small bole for emitting any liquid lure intentions of killing tbe king. which might be placed in a cavity It seemed then his intention to reprepared for holding of it. The cor- main here or go to Holland : sideration of one of these draughis but upon the arrival of a cartel might be important in the cause, ship, became 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 Pomona, as mation of Upton was received be. he really was. Upon his passage fore the privy council, as he had home, be 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 trace 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 magistrates of what had fishery, as surgeon. The name of passed, lie was instantly appreobis vessel was the Pomona ; and, hended. In coming to town, be shortly after he caine on board, endeavoured to per:uade ibe vfficers they sai!cd from Portsmouth 10 lo let him escape, and told them Falmouth, during which tjine his they could pot expect above 5s. for behaviour was in every respect be.' their job, but he could reward coming and decent. When he was chein much imore liberally. One at sea, however, he told them who askell, if they consented, what they he was, und avowed his having 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 ibus board that ship, they would send a gone through the circumstances of frigare arter her, to bring ber back. The case, the attorney general obe: li so happened, that iwo days after served, there were two points for They were at sea, they were cap. the consideration of the jury. The cured by a French corvette, La first, whether the prisoner Vengeance; and he expressed the party to the fabrication of this wea. bimost satisfaction at the thoughts pon; and secondly, whether it was of going to France ; feeling him. designed for the purpose charged selt much saler there, than while in the indictment. amongst an English crew. They



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He then proceeded to call evic 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

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16th. the prisoner, said, he was afraid bis the court of King's Bench, case would take up a great length by lord Valentia against Mr. Gawa of time; he iberefore 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 shen 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. The trial proceeded; when The defence set up was, that lord 121h.che prisoner's counsel addres- Valentia not only winked at

, but sed the jury in his detence. They in some measure promoted the inrelied chiefly 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 accuracy.

green thorn fruit trees in full bloom, The jury, after retiring about forned a spectacle novel and striktwo hours, brought in a verdict of ing.

There has lately been discovered Henry Weston, the un- at Wallingford an old painting, on 13.b. 'fortunate young man

who oak, of our Lord's last entrance forged ihe 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 Old Bailey, near being thrown 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 themselves of his Connoisseurs far and near are going example, and avoid the crime to its owner continually to behold (gaming) which bad brought him this fine piece, rescued by accident into such a miserable situation. from obscurity and the flames, and 14th.

The trial of William Aus. likely to produce no inconsiderable tin came on at the Old Bai.

sum by its sale. Several hundred i ley this morning at eight o'clock, pounds bave already been offered

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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 ine evening. The royal family, princesses, accompanied by the

the after having given their usual doprince of Wales, went to the col. nations, returned 10 the lodge to lege at half past one, when te dioner. The fiveness of the day procession of ihe young gentlemen also drew an immense concourse of bega!), preceded by the prince of persons on foot and horseback to Wales's band of music. Their cars the sight, which afforded, tajn, Mr. Whiifieid, being the se. according to Mr. Halifax the salt pior schviar, led the van, with their bearer's account, on being asked serjeants,searjeanis-major, colonely, the question by his majesty, a very corporals, ensign, lieutenant, pole profitable harvest. men, musicians, &c. Messrs. Pole

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This day came on the trial hampton and Halılax, with weive of John Reeses, esq. for a serviiors, acted as sali-bearers, and livel, before lord Kenyon and a by their legal depredations on the special jury at Guildhall. This public gained a liberal supply to- prosecution was instituted ; in conwards sending their caplain into sequence of a resolution of the the world with a good grace. house of commons, on account of When they came to Saltbill, they a prmphiet published by Mr. R. were met by the king and prince entitlel, “ Thoughts on the English of Wales on horseback, attended Government ;" and in which 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 off;" rington and her son, were in the and such other expressions as were royal cvaches. The king took on deemed a libel by the bouse, 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, wheround, the carriages of the royal ther the expressions alluded to were family; many, however, notwith- merely upadvised and errone us : standing, pressed so close, that his or ubetber, considering the whole majesty was obliged to call them to context of the pamphiles, they were, order, and ask those he thought as charged, libellous, and tending were Londoners,

“ if they were to villity the constitution, members of Elon, as he could not Nir. Piumer, in behalf of Mr. recognize their persons sufficiently 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 characier 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, sent, Wben the Montem the Briush constitution, thai no over, the king requested that, on imputation of libel could be fixed their return home from the Wind. on bim. mill-inn, where an elegant dinner Lord Kenyon delivered an ad




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

My lord, the jury are of opinion, pursued, and being laken 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, whiiber 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 pu"lives were not such as laid in the lice-office in Marlborough-street “ information, find him - Not were apprised of the circumstance, Guilty.”

they ordered lord Frederick to be 27tb.

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

traordinary transaction took 'the postillions who drove him to place. Lørd Charles Townshend, town. His lordship, when interand his brotherlord Frederick Town. rogated on the melancholy subject, shend, sons to the marquis Towin betrayed the most unequivocal shend, had been to Great Yarmouih, symploms of mental derangement, for which place lord Charles had and it became nece-sary 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 they had reached Oxfords that about seven miles from iown, street, near the Pantheon, the posts in the vicinity of Ilford, one of boys stopped lo 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, lori Frederick inrow a pistol out lived ; when lord Frederick jumped of the chaise window; but he 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- uill the evening, when ihe agitation veral persons who were passing by. of lord Frederick had subsided, and Am ibese was a coachman, to

he had recovered a considerable uhom lord Frederick particularly degree of composure.

Lord Free addressed hunself; insisting upon derick then, on being asked conIt that he knew where the bishop cerning his brother's death, said, lived ; and on the man proiesting they had been discussing a religious that he did not, his lordship abused subject, and lord Charles took a him with great violence; and, with pistul and blew out his own brains, the most deplorable marks of ine and thai he had endeavoured to desanity, threw off bis coat, waistcoat, stroy himself, but his pistol failed. and shiri, and challenged him to The mayor of Yarmouth was prefight. Unable to provoke the man

sent, and declared that their lordto a contest, he walked leisurely ships' conduct at that place appeared away towards Ilanover-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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