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14th. Ann Barker, 33 years of

not been owned. A handkerchief age, and well dressed, was found found upon her had the initials E. J, this morning in the New River, at A Roman sepulchre has lately Islington, drowned. The surgeon been discovered at Ashby-Puerorum called in, declared her past all hopes in Lincolnshire. It was found by of recovery:

a labourer who was cutting a ditch, 15th. Mrs. Hayes, about eighty and consists of a stone chest, which years of age, in Pall-Mall court, lay three feet below the surface of retired to her chamber abogt ten the earth. The chest is of frec-stone, o'clock, her usual hour of rest : of the kind found in abundance on her chamber was on

the attic Lincoln heath. The urn is made of story for the benefit of the air. - strong glass, well manufactured, About 11 o'clock, the servants but of a greenish hue. The glass is heard a most dreadful crash, and perfect in all respects, and the sura groan. On running out, they face is as smooth as if just taken found their mistress in her night out of the fire. This receptacle of gown, fastened (by the spikes hav- the ashes was nearly filled with ing entered her thighs two inches small pieces of bone, many of which above the knees) to the railing, her from the effects of ignition, were back broke, and her skull fractured white through their whole substance, in two places. On being carried Among the fragments was discover, into the house she expired.

ed a small lacrymatory. It appears that she had for some


This evening an atrocious months been in a state of childhood, robbery was committed on a female, and it is supposed that something, as amiable, as good, and as valuable, as she slept, alarming her, she open- as any society can boast. At about ed the window and threw herself a quarter past seven the right hon. out.

Dowager Lady Dacre was taking 16th. Claudius Stephen Hunter, her usual solitary walk near her: esq. was sworn into office as alder- house at Lee, between Lewisham man of Bassishaw ward, vice Ron and Eltham in Kent; when a ruffian bert Clarke, esq. resigned.

came up near the church, presented A singular escape from the most a pistol, and, with horrid impreca. impending danger, happened to tions, demanded her watch. She James Crow, esq. of Lakenham, told him, if he would take the pis, Norfolk. As he drove himself tol away, she would give it him. through Catton, in his one horse As soon as he got the watch, he put carriage, he passed under a tree at the pistol again to her ladyship’s that time felling; the tree fell upon breast, and demanded her purse. the horse in the chaise, and instan. This she also gave: it contained six taneously killed it, without Mr. guineas, with which he departed. Crow's receiving, any, the slightest Ever since the death of the late Lord injury!

Dacre, his amiable widow has made 17th. This morning between 7 it an invariable practice to visit his and 8 o'clock, a young lady gen- tomb at a certain hour in the eventeelly dressed, threw herself into a ing. No company, no engigement, canal near Liverpool, and was un. no inclemency of weather, neither fortunately drowned. The body has storms oor hurricanes, have ever


prevented her from executing this them in particular, in a large sta. pious office. It was on one of these ble at the above public house, with. occasions, that the sacrilegious wretch out any other fastening to the door took the opportunity of perpetrat- than a latch. In the evening, an ing this crime.

alarm of fire was given, the drums A gentleman writes from Virgin beat to arms, and the premises where nia, that they had been for 12 days the 70 men lodged, among whoin clouded with a dark smoke; and were some women, were discovered that, on the day he wrote, the Clinch to be in flames; possibly unacquainte mountain had sunk for many miles ed with the use of a latch, the Hato the depth of 50 feet, after which noverians were some time before clouds of smoke issued therefrom; they could open the door, which, so that the inhabitants at the dis. after a short time, was effected from tance of 20 miles from the place, without, and they (as was at first were not able to discover an object supposed) all made their escape, but at 20 feet distance. This, it is sup- not without many of them being posed, was occasioned by the burn- most dreadfully scorched, and their ing of the stone coal which is in that clothes in flames. Every mind was mountain.

perfectly rejoiced, that providence 20th. A coroner's inquest was had saved, as they supposed, the held at the ship tavern, Milbank, lives of those who were just before on the body of Susannah lIumphries, the inhabitants of the buildings; a young lady who fell out of a boat, but little was it suspected, that 1% and was drowned, at Chelsea reach. poor unfortunate fellow creatures She was in company on the preced- were left struggling under the ruins, ing day with Mrs. Sutler of Lambeth, The fire had subsided abont twelve and her son, Mr.Sutler, with whom o'clock; but next morning, on reshe was on the point of marriage. moring the rubbish, it was disco. An inquest was also held on the vered that 12 men had perished ! body of Elizabeth Woodcock, who Their mutilated remains were drag.' was burned to death the day before ged out, in a state too dreadful to in a garret, No. 4, Lascelles' place, describe. A number of horses beBroad-srect, Bloomsbury; an acci- longing to the royal waggon train dent supposed to be occasioned by were in the stables, all of which listing of a saucepan from the fire. were removed, but two, and they The verdicts were, in both cases were burnt to death. One other Accidental death.

unfortunate Hanoverian died the 22d. About 8 at night, a most next morning from the injury he dreadful fire broke out in the stables received. Every soul must have peof the Spotted Dog public house, in rished in the flames, had not the Chelmsford. A party of Hanove. corporal of the detachment, to whom rians, about 120 in number, march- the alarm of fire had been given, ed into the town ahout 2 o'clock most providentially ran down to the the same day, and were, for conve- stable, and extricated then from nicnce, lodged in the house and sta- their distressing situation.--Several bles upon the premises. Fatigued of the survivors were shocking!y with their march, they retired to burnt. The coroner's jury, which rest at an early hour, seventy of sat upon this melancholy evant, af

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ter retiring for a considerable time, 25th. Ilyde Park exhibited a tri. brought in a verdict of accidental umphant display of the military redeath.

sources of this great capital of the 23d. Advices from Admiral Corn. empire, and confirmed the hopes wallis, give the important inte!li. which were formed last year, of the gence of a small squadron of British zeal, activity, and discipline of its frigates, under the command of capt. brave and loyal voluntary defenders. G. Moore, of the Indefatigable, Soon after 9 the following regihaving, after a short action, cap. ments made their appearance in the tured 3 Spanish treasure ships, and park,and took their ground opposite blown up one, off cape St. Mary's. Grosvenor gate:--the hon artillery Independently of 3,200,000 dollars, company, lieut. col. Le Mesurier, the captured vessels abound in the with the company of yagers, commost precious merchandize. This is manded by capt. Bessell, were on the first act of ho-tilities with Spain, the right, two field pieces were at. and must doubtless be followed by tached to the regiment; the 4th a, war with that power. A most loyal London, lient. col. Price; the inelancholy circumstance took place 7th ditto, major Pratt; the 8th dit. in consequence of the explosion of to, col. Canning; the 5th ditto,,col. the Mercedes, one of the Spanish Smith; the 24 ditto, ditto. squadron. In it was embarked a The regiinents marched into line native of Spain, who was returning by companies, and having taken from America with his whole fami. open order, awaited the arrival of ly, consisting of his lady, 4 daugh. the reviewing general. The earl of ters, and 5 sons. The daughters Harrington attended about half past were beautiful and amiable women, 10, and was received with the usual the sons grown up to manhood. honours ; the troops presented arms, With such a family, and a large and the officers saluted, while the fortune, the gradual savings of 25 different bands played, and the drums years industry, did this unhappy beat. Gen. the carl of Harrington man embark for his native country. then passed in front and rear of the A short time before the action bes: brigade, and afterwards placed him. gan, he, with one of his sons, went self opposite the centre. The light ön board the largest of the ships, companies and yagers were sent out and in a few minutes became the and skirmished, while the line ad. spectator of his wife, his daughters, vanced and fired several vollies, Af4 of his sons, and all his treasure, ter this the light troops were called surrounded with Hames, and sink in by the bugles, and the whole coming in the abyss of the ocean. This menced firing by companies, from victim of almost unbeard-of calami- the centre to the fianks. Each re. ty, arrived at Plymouth, with the giment formed close column in rear only remains of so many blessings, of the grenadiers, and marched in in capt. Moore's cabin, who was the same order to the centrę batta. unceasing in his endeavours to ad- lion, and then performed the prin. minister all in his power towards cipal of the 19 manæurres, partithe alleviation of his sufferings.* cularly the change of position and

* For cant. Moore's account of the action vide the Appendix to the Chronicle.


forming new fronts, executing every such an army as appeared in the field, movement with the utmost precision in the course of the day, must be not and exactness; above all they me. only a theme of exultation to the sited every praise for the manner in inhabitants of the first city in the which they charged. These evolu- world, but to the people in general tions occupied them till near two of the only free country in Europe. o'clock, when the line wheelcd back. There were thousands of spectators, wards into columns upon the left, and among them many persons of passed the general in review, and distinction. It was upon the whole qnitted the ground in quick time. a most splendid scene, and exceeded Every regiment mustered extremely every thing of the kind since the well, and the whole amounted to near grand review before his majesty. 3000. While they were retiring, A singular discovery was lately the three regiments of the hon. the made at Orchardliegh house, Somer. East India company marched in thro' setshire. The servants having frethe gate at the end of Oxford-road, quently observed a large Muscovy and occupied their ground. These, duck take wing from the lake below amounting to nearly 3000, were the house, and hover round the joined by the 3d loyal London, lieut. church which stands ou an island col. Kensington, who mustered 580. in the water, were led by curiosity This formidable brigade marched to watch its retreat, and, by a strict by companies into line, with 6 field search, discovered it to be in the pieces in the centre. The earl of roof of the church, directly under Harrington reviewed them as he had the only bell it contains, in which done the former brigade, and having the bird now comfortably sits upon taken his station, attended by his 17 eggs; its only retreat being thro' aids-de-camp, generals Grosvenor a small aperture near the roof. and Burrard, lord Petersham, col. A young lady possessed of 4000l. Jenkinson, col. Gaitskill, and seve lately eloped from her father's house ral officers of volunteer corps, the in the neighbourhood of Gray's inn, light troops were ordered forward with a young Hibernian, a painter as before, and the line advanced. and glazier, residing in the vicinage Nothing could be more steady than of Soho. The parties met at the their march in ordinary time; not late Croydon fair, for the first time, a file was out of his dressing, and and, on the morning following, the the whole preserved the utmost re- lady eloped. The father, after much gularity and order. They were or anxious search, discovered her redered to commence independent fir- treat; but she refused to return ing, which was so rapid and well home, and has since given her hand kept up, that the brigade was in a to the painter. few minutes involved in smoke. The The court of directors of the East artillery men loaded and fired thrice India company, have come to a rein a minute. The brigade then per- solution to allow the passengers, who formed all those mancuvres, which were belonging to the navy on board the former had gone through. It the Bombay Castle, capt. Hamilton; was near dusk when they passed the and the Earl Camden, capt. Dance, reviewing general, and marched to. for their services in the action with wards the city. Upon the whole, Linois, the same gratuity as those


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allowed to officers in similar situa. prisoner was sentenced to 7 years tions on board the company's ships. transportation.

Mellersh, a butcher of Newgate Three gentlemen of Manchester, market, dropped a bank note for shooting at Colne, near Burnley, 1001. some time ago, at a settling' were for two days accompanied by house ju Smithfield. The note was a man 82 years of age, who carried traced to one Marray, a butcher, a basket containing their provisions of Plumstead, in Kent; who has with great apparent ease to himself, since been compelled to restore it, though it is supposed that he must, with all the costs of an action insti- at an average, have walked 25 miles tuted for its recovery. Murray was a day. He told them that at the age present when the note was dropped of 76 he walked thence to London in Smithfield.

in 3 days, which was 55 miles a day, Mr. B. Knight undertook for a stopped 4 days, and was 3 more in wager of considerable amount, to returning to his native place. He walk from Cardiff to Brecon, and said he had several lads between 50 back, a distance of 86 miles, in 40 and 60. He frequently goes to hours, which he performed with great Preston and back in a day, which is ease in 33.

46 miles.-Nor did he think his exa 27th. Henry Perfect, alias the ertions extraordinary, as he informe Rev. Mr. Paul, alias the Rev. Mr. ed the same gentleman, that he reBennet, was indicted at the Middle. membered, a grandson, his father sex quarter sessions, for obtaining, and grandfather, residing in the at different times, 121. 15s. by false neighbourhood of Colne, the youngpretences, from the earl of Clarens est of whom was upwards of eighty don. It appeared from his lord- years old ! ship's testimony, that in the charac, 28th. As the wife of John Brew, ter of a clergyman, the prisoner had a watchman, in Lemon-street, Whitea written to him, to implore assistance chapel, was reading the bible at the for a distressed lady, named Grant, fire side, a spark flew from it, and residing at Harlow in Essex, who set her clothes in a blaze. She calla was represented as the daughter of ed to her husband, who is nearly 90. a gentleman in the West Indies, years old, and very deaf, for assist. newly married to a proud young ance, but before he could give it she Scotchman, who had deserted her. was so miserably burnt, that she died Several other letters, signed by Mrs. the following day. Smith, came to his lordship’s hands. 29th. The anniversary festival of The prisoner wrote in three different that excellent and humane institution, hands, and carried on his plan of the society for the relief of the wi. fraud for a considerable time, until dows and orphans of medical men, at last the whole (with many other was held at the London tavern, and impositions of a similar nature, to a very numerously attended. Sir Wm. most extensive amount), was disco. Blizard, one of the vice presidents, vered; and at the prisoner's lodg- was called to the chair, and favourings, when taken up, copies of the ed the society with his company to. ditferent letters, with the answers to a late hour; during which many loythem, were found. The jury pro al and patriotic toasts were given, nounced a verdict of guilty, and the and the company entertained



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