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Lieutenant-Colonel G. Macdonell, late Inspecting
Whitehall, February 3, 1817.
His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to nominate and appoint the undermentioned Officers, in the service of the East India Company, on the Bengal Establishment, to be respectively Knight Commander and Companions of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath.
To be KNIGHT COMMANDER,
Lieutenant-General Richard Jones, vice MajorGeneral Sir George Holmes, deceased.
To be COMPANIONS,
Colonel John Arnold, of the 19th Native Infantry.
Whitehall, February 15, 1817. The Lord Chancellor has appointed Richard Williams, of Carnarvon, in the county of Carnarvon, Gent. to be a Master Extraordinary in the High Court of Chancery.
Whitehall, February 12, 1817.
Whereas it hath been humbly represented unto His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, that, on the evening of Tuesday the 21st of January last, a stack of wheat, belonging to Mr. John Jarvis, of Oadby, in the county of Leicester, and also a stack of wheat, belonging to Mr. John Varnham, of the same place, were maliciously set on fire by some evil-disposed person or persons;
His Royal Highness, for the better apprehending and bringing to justice the persons concerned in the said felonies, is hereby pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to promise His Majesty's most gracious pardon to any one of them (except the person or persons who actually set fire to the said wheat stacks) who shall discover his, her, or their accomplice or accomplices therein, so that he, she, or they may be apprehended and convicted thereof. SIDMOUTH.
And, as a further encouragement, a reward of THIRTY POUNDS is hereby offered by the Oadby Association to any person or persons (except as is before excepted) who shall discover his, her, or their accomplice or accomplices therein, so that he, she, or they may be apprehended and convicted thereof, or to any person or persons who shall apprehend and bring the said offenders to conviction, or cause them, or any of them, so to be apprehended and convicted thereof; the said reward to be paid by John Iliffe, Treasurer of the Oadby Association for the Prosecution of Felons.
LONDON GAZETTE of FEBRUARY 18, 1817.
By His Royal Highness the PRINCE of WALES, REGENT of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in the Name and on the Behalf of His Majesty,
GEORGE, P. R. WHEREAS on the sixth day of December
last, a reward of five hundred pounds was, by and under our authority, offered for the apprehension of James Watson the younger, late of Hyde-street, Bloomsbury, surgeon, who then stood charged upon oath, on a violent suspicion of having wilfully and feloniously attempted to kill and murder Richard Platt, on Monday the second day of December last, by firing a loaded pistol at and desperately wounding the said Richard Platt: And whereas a bill of indictment has since been preferred and found by the Grand Jury of the City of London, against the said James Watson the younger, for the said offence: and whereas the promise of the said reward of five hundred pounds for the apprehension of the said James Watson the younger, was, by and under Our authority renewed on the twenty-second day of January last; but the said James Watson has not yet been apprehended: And whereas the said James Watson the younger and Arthur Thistlewood, late of No. , Southampton-Buildings, Chancery-Lane, stand charged upon oath with high treason committed by them and sundry
other persons, now in custody in the Tower of London; We, therefore in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, and by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, do hereby enjoin all Magistrates and all other His Majesty's loving subjects, to use their utmost endeavours to discover and cause to be apprehended the said James Watson and Arthur Thistlewood, in order that they may be dealt with according to law: And We are hereby pleased to renew the said promise of a reward of
FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS,
so made on the said sixth day of December, and renewed on the said 22d day of January last, to be paid upon the said James Watson the younger being apprehended and lodged in any one of His Majesty's gaols: And We do hereby promise, to any person or persons who shall discover and apprehend, or cause to be discovered and apprehended, the said Arthur Thistlewood, the like sum of
FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS,
to be paid in like manner, upon the said Arthur Thistlewood being apprehended and lodged in any one of His Majesty's gaols: And We do hereby strictly charge and command all persons upon their allegiance, not to receive or harbour the said James Watson and Arthur Thistlewood, or either of them: All persons offending herein will be thereby guilty of high treason: And We do hereby promise a like reward of
FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS,
to any person who shall discover and apprehend, or cause to be discovered and apprehended, any person so receiving or harbouring the said. James Watson and Arthur Thistlewood, or either of them ; to be paid upon the conviction of the person or persons so receiving or harbouring as aforesaid, which said several sums of five hundred pounds the Lords1817. - l Com
Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury are hereby required and directed to pay accordingly.
. Given at the Court at Carlton-House, the eighteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, in the fifty-seventh year of His Majesty's reign. GOD save the KING.
The above-named James Watson is a Surgeon by profession, and has been employed in that capacity on board a Greenland ship: He is a young man, apparently about twenty-three or twenty-four years of age, but is only twenty, dark hair, rather pale complexion, five feet five inches high, has a mark or mole with a few hairs on it, on his left cheek bone near the eye, the left eyelid rather dropping over the eye, very faint remains of small pox in his face, has rather a wide mouth, and shews his teeth, (which are very black) when he laughs; he sometimes wore a brown great coat, black under coat, black waistcoat, drab breeches and long gaiters, and at other times he wore a black coat and waiscoat, blue pantaloons, and Hessian boots; his appearance shabby genteel: he formerly lodged in #. Bloomsbury.
Arthur Thistlewood is about forty-five years of age, five feet eleven inches high, has a sallow complexion, long visage, dark hair (a little grey), small whiskers, dark hasle eyes, and arched eyebrows, a wide mouth, and a good set of teeth, has a scar under his right jaw, is slender made, walks very upright, and has much the appearance of a military man; was born in Lincolnshire, and apprenticed to an apothecary at Newark, and has been a lieutenant in the army; he usually wore a French grey coloured coat, buff waistcoat, grey coloured Wellingtom pantaloons, with Hessian boots under them,
and at times a dark brown great coat. f Mr.