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Dublin Journal (Newspaper) - January 26, 1802, Dublin, Dublin ofGOrSRNOR IVJLLfo MURDER ii n L Tjic Coramiflitm fat this morning for the trial Governor charged with the Bitirder of Benja SeHcani in tlic African by cauf isjg be florfgtir a cord an the loth of Hinging he larigutllicd for feveral Cfyirt wjaf prjenad little before ten hen priibtieri wai put id the He pleaded Not Chuf Juflicc and on the WtvrfiiyGertirni fated the cafe for the He that at the bar was formerly of and ftood irgeji wkh crime unfor wtvo haul met with his ii confc rigotar wlucli thejifiiorier had titiJed tofards was a Serjeant iu the African at in thetnonth of for been fenttnccd to receive 800 with had hetn hy order of the withpuEif bringing the heTore procecdhigin of jWutiuy ordifohcdrencc of ordeni There were two Ijic Uegimcntal and Neither off thelt itor lead ol t rial no charge had been notified to the unfur mid therein tlie priiorier had heen guilty of The for the Jury to the tif tJve man kvwaV by theorders of prifoner the prit rtos hound t0 fhtw theTCwftcfCc a for He mud a fuhftantial realbnwhy he withdrew liinjfcjr the proceedings which were had him in the beginning of the year 1784 if he Was innoctiit of the crrnie laid tovhis then was the mbft proper time for truVwben the who he now alledgedfwtreflgrecins with1 hint in the were ftndWhtife would have corriohowted gruund of withdrawing from the charge was produce eTJdence niccflaty Jence this he had flated in a letter to Lord then Secretary of State r that as as he had made plicationto the1 CourtHjf and fume pcrfons wljcuri arrivefrom he would then meet not thought projpcr to come forward for a period of 18 till the of wheii he wrotetbtord ftal ing that he rfeady to meet I that at a viime when conceived all thuftr were to the were The firft witnels calfdd fn fujiport of the Svan eXatiatoed by the was a fotdier jn tlic Girrifon at Gwrec in the year there in ahd cdhtmued titt Waft fucceeded as continued in that command twenty two In Jiily 1 was doing Lance Serjeants I my bufmeCs was to wait upon and be He left the illsnd the i tdi of July I had heard a few jfure thut he was going to qwit the On the tlie I at the gate the Governors when I faw a great number of men in the before this paSed j then called out I heard rtft feuteoce pronounced if it I rpuld hatb heud it Wail foft the litand i V CnfivxavtiatJ iy were many might andl hear I do not to fay Xoo lallien were that Armftrong Armftrong was the lotemoft in were walkinginm alike a alarmed for the fituation of tlic tiovernor 1 heart hint tell them to go do not mean to fwear that did ftot an anfwer lie In did not know wkiat he Nerer heard Armflrong fay in Ill be damned if you gooff the Jflund till the arc belieVe fuch words Kngrr Afttrt vrzs a private in tliegajrrifon in the loth tbex they wanted I did foj and they told me they the for their fliort allow for It was then known that the Conv was to ifland with the I carried meiTage to the Goveruort he ordered me to go vacsi tell them to to the or dfe ha Id log one of 1 went hack and told them meflage the Governor fcnt they went j had neither arms nor lice artm about and hut went off In about Jan or an hour and a body of men came A told the Governor that another tarty were comipg this before they up to the Governor went on the outfidc of the gafes to meet them he called out to Benjamin the who advanced what the men to which Your are going to gfommiflarys to aflt him to fettle iKfore he goes At this time he had his and behaved Jn a very fubmiflivc I heard all that Oovcroor ordered thtm to go back to the md if titcy did not jithcy feemed fright turned their wentoflu t did not hear Any nmfc or difturbance j not in their uni Nothing pafled except between the nod Arjullrong between ii and ia oViock was the Governors dinner In I lie afternoon he went and I followed We sjjl conceiyed fomtthing due for ftwrt Some the dined with the Wlun tint he went down main guard came nui to lalute went was the ufual He to the where there Were two I flood the cud ot the next to guard the to the and bcgnu to one guai ibcn under 1 believe the limn was he took the from the ccn tiy to HIW whUhhe4ida long and tlmn coufiuc4 the nn H then order ed dtartv toUcat the long and 4 was ordered by him nil the TUCI to appcfff without was luriort the time Of which V gtiiwally about were ordered form Jiito a T do not wucthcr the tti or uiic uf ihe uiUcred the in the Lieutrnjnt and Enfigu Ford ttyre were quite 300 and they formed two I 16 c to vali un the outfide heard fame wordo Iwt not ice very well what pafltd ol the carriage of a liipounder was brought the tircle I iio uot knovy wheilicr the brought it in or I law ttC Governor ipeaking to the reAot the aod htarj dim call Bcnjunta Antiftrongout from the ranks ordered to ilrip by the Oo wnd WM tied up to a part of the Mad was flagged by bluck men there were live or lix of them they changed to toe lame the io the army I faw any oue Tbe Governor WM ordering td do thir and threatening he called to ojid on you black or elfc Ill lay you j cut him to tue heart cut him to the fuid Ciivcrul 1 brggtd for tutrcy t 1 doftot 1 do not Hiiiw Itow wany he rectivcil 4 it was 4 kind of rope that applied to iuflift the I believe be by two 1 did not hear the mutiHy or dilohedicnft among the men I at the and heard them talk of coming to tlic ComtnuTaryV they laid they had been advifcd to fo by Lieutenant FaJL I uever but heard that he j How it before the maa paraded between Vfnvr ahd five oclock vernor ordered lieutenant Tall to form a circle after the parady was Wall culled of the and rcprcfented him the head ringleader of the Armftrong mndfome fppke to the officers he clote to the In i little rinie vVrmfhrong was tied Up by the Ourernofs having been One of the IvIuUtto who was interpreter to the received to inrtrucl the wjiat they were and which way were to I were about three or four of He was puhiflied with a rope it appeared at a diftanccahout an inch in There were no He rccciycd 800 iafhcs 1 counted they chinged the the drums of the each of them giving ij Hcdie4inthe courfe of four or CroftexontfnrJ tyt fuch ait tut bu bit If tliey haa been I muft have heard i was nearer the for mer Tlie1 Wis you perfBiSUy tber ftamat PafIfu cranjined by Lieu tenant in the African at in July 1784 I faw the parade formed on the I9di I Taw Armftrong tripped and flogged on his bare by feveral bUck men they were frequently changed at every twentyfive lafljca I think he receiycd I the rope tbilt was tileds I bad it from one of tho meu The Withefs here produced the which was one of Dear an Inch in and which be declared he had kept then cannot fay that the rope I never faw a puuiflimeut fuch a rope iu the If the punifbrncnt is meant be fevtjrc the rope generally of long line if moderate it is made of J did not Armftrong had betnconvliltdof any or trkd for anyofKBce aboutthat J he uifuslwhip Is jnade of tied with a bit of and the handle of 1 did hat hear him charged with any before he was called out for Join Hwas Goree he went over fome part of what had been repeated by the former wit and agreed with them tkw there no appcar ance of mtitiuy the JfibnCltrlt was a private in the African corps he of no liaviJPowiHj mnofhcr corroborated tfyis tcAt The the fo you to make your i the ibth of thegarrifon was rwid aod 1 prepared to embark for tlie morning of the loth a certificate was that all were pertectly fatisficd j unfortunately for that ficate was given in to the Secretary af Wars is not to be On she about eleven ail the men came up tothe went out to them they made a demand of that allowance for pro from Captain 1 told them I had no right ts la a very fliort time they and returned to the Abeut two oclock they very much intoxicated witk infilled upon having their desuands complied with 1 expoflulated xwith them fr A length of time with no effect I or dered Serjeant Armftrong march them back he flood with feat and faid He would bt damnd if he till 1 fettled with or their were complied I then ordered the men to face tp the and their anfwer They would be damnd if they did not break open the and fatisfy Finding them furioufly bertt upon extremi and having no reiburce if they had proceeded to btgged on hour or two to and would then give them aa anfwer they hefitatcd a and at length upon condition that I fhould not leave the iJUnd till was Armftrong then marched them and making a great 1 returned tof the Government J fcnt for the officers of the aud in the between theip I walked out and proceeding to tl9 to kuow tl af and whether they were all 1 met and fe more they told me of what 1 promifcd UlioUld go to the waterfide till it was When I rcturced the Government Houfe I found the there they alj agreed that immediate to put Aojj to I or dered ticutenaui Oahanley to to the and have the cats he and reported that the drunUnajor told him the cats were deftroyed and that hud bcftgct away loon as I as the men were agreed that no puniflnneiit fhould take He tkcn prowled putiiAiing by the linguift the 1 told toiui tu go to the mainguard and the I then called upon he having no claim While Armltrong came Enfign Ford came run ning to from the main and informed me the nun that confined was breaking from kis and coming to thd I afltcd Ford to confine He replied he could as the guard would obey being BO time to be I went to the outHi guard nd left Cuptain Lacy iu charge of the Upon the oldierY feeing me he retired into the expecting to bf my heiUJk to jet i cd to Augult of the lime atid A number agiliuiftine by n Cftpttfit itt the Africtn thefe were tned tfinmorithi and Captain highly by for prefaming to bring thofc of which 1 tndw vatjout leef that I had mail to be from tbertnouth of and other 1 thought it would ftot be for my ty t6 bitard and withdrew conceiving the pubjie WoUldfltttJiftea toHhe Charge againftnw The for the firft wltncfs calUd on the part of the was the widowr of Captain She id Government at on the roth of when feveral foldiers came there toclaim ttif payment of what was due to them tor the hort Thif ftbppcd oppofite to were headed by Serjeant foner Oovernor aod fwore that not ply with their demand they would open the and fatisfy They eaifteAgainfome timc and from their manner not confider them The Governor next went to and Armfttong wore that if their requeft not complied witli thedotes fhould be The Governor requcfted to have a hours of and dcfired at the fame time to re turn to tlieir har They them went and making a great They faid the Governor fnoutd not leave tfcc ifland till they were fatisfied and at well as two of the names of Upton and in fo threatening and aUrnlng a as her apprchcnftve of great It was a quarter of an hour before the Governor cpuld perfuade them to depart after which he fent for the officers of whom her latehuibMd was and Lieutenant and Ueutenant OShanley the whom he acquainted wth the mu tiny going It was agreed A that that they fhould not confine all the offenders at but take them feparately and try the ringleaders by a Court Martial The Governor then fetif bo aeHring him to be prepared for executing whatever the Court might and on the he reported that all the ftroyed in the and that Jhould immediately as the rcfolved not to futmit ro of them beirlg lieutenakt OShanly propofed they flWtild be by the lioguift and his as the regular were engaged in TJic XJoveraor ordered tho Ctjurt Martial and Lacy tb kavc every thing ready to hold it on Tke linguift was fcnt fotand came to the Qoveinmcnthoulc with the Officers and tit was no fliort allowance during time what the men claimed occurred tinder the admini ftration of Governor She aiTirmed that Jfhe kn4 dill the intimate friend of aud vifited the prifoncr without her At Fauttmr was at Goree the xbth of when a party of from 50 to 6d of the African Corps ap plied to the headed by for their fliort allowance She was pofitive tbat the muti neers had in the apartment of would have the if their demand not V his former and added a Serjeant after arrival in the hut afterwards and reduced to rhe after Walls JoLa faiUncr depofcd that Armftrong was called Out of the and aflted by Captain Lacy what he had to lay in detence of his mutinous aud waqtingto ftop the Goveraor front going on and threatening to break the To the deceafed made no The cord produced in Court being fliewn the fwore that it was twice as thick as that with which the was which was no more than what they called a halfinch Peter WiUiemi he heard the three Arm and They would if they would not break the This was ftated by each of 6n his crofsexanuoation he admitted that the men had come up to Governmcnthoufc to demand their tliort allowanc money he had the fame claim as the and never was paid fentence of the Court pa ArmRrohg he confidered as and believed that in time no more than 700 lafhes had been in on Charles Tims gave a dcfcription fimilar to what had been before of the punifliment inflicted on the de cealed after which he faw him about eight oclock in the inrvxicatcd with in the General General gave the prifoner an excellent The Learned Judge recapitulated the evidence with much and the after being out ol Court fome pronounced a After a the by direct on of the put the former queftion to the unfortunate priTon he had to fay why fentence of Death fhoutd not be pafled upon him according to Wall aufwered to this I pray a little time before the execution of the The Recorder after an appropriate and pathetic to the delivered with much lolcmnity and proceeded to pafs the fntal Sentence of the which wasj in That Jofeph Wall be taken to the place from whence he and froir on Friday to a place of hehanged by the neck until he he his body afterwards given to be anatomized aud accord ing to the Statute in that cafe made and Wall heard the Verdict and the awful fcntenee of the law xvitK a calm betray ing no emotion of cither agitatiou or The f tbxte after he he died I did Qwt Martial before he nor he rer Court Mar at unlike Court I faw talking t and theo they1 lajfaid to the foldicrV feeing me he retired into the expecting be fuppoitcd by chc main He xvas when I forced him iuto the While I wat pulling him iuio the jjujrdhouic the ccatry at tJie door clapped IwyOuci to my I fhould not I llruck it out of and put him prifoner with the Having replaced tlie and ftoppod the dif I returned to tlic this evening I had or dered ihe artillery to being afraid of ihe African 4 which never occurred that cf Hie two corps being on the parade earning io the I ordered and OSkan to tofift a Court the was on the parade at this Arraftroug wat brought for and charged with mutiny as I did not cbufc ta take away their I chofc to form a Regimental Court I had it not in my power to any While they trying Armftrong I outfidc jtheCourt Lacy came to and reported hat they had prdercd him la 1 returned into the and told the Prifoner of the fentence of the Court which 8oa to be iuflidkcd by the Linguift with I a mall ropes This was fhown to the Surgeon before Annftrong He approved sf the whi ch not fo bad as a cat of nine The punifliment was then There was no other mode of the African have no I do uot kuow ther I am to fpeak to the other Cbitf only to the prcfent Inv 9 thc takca to the 1 Parliament adjourned the ad next The might had tn keep bwb Hou We Solttel vrt are completely removed Ttiefdiy ntglhtif Lorv out any that a whh tlib French Wall is fix feet four Inches and nf a genteel He behaved with great ftea dinels and compofttre during his long and painfu trial which tailed from nine in rhr morning tleveaat He is 65 years of but not look fo Yefterday a melancholy cireurn fiance happened in the Old on the trial of Governor Wall Major whorefided at coming fpeak in favour of the in getting out of ih dropped and infbntiy ex James Dixon coming paft at the recognited ihe and had thebdy eonveyed io the Role He inftantly difpatched a proper nerfpn to theunhappy Majors J The five mutineers of who were feiitenced io death on Riley and were executed terday morning four on board the Teme and the filth on board the It is underflow that fuch of the cunvitfed mu tineers as the lenity of the Government may ex empt from the puntflunent of will he tranf porred to New Somh Wales for life Letters from Paris that it is in the eXer havin On the evening takea to the hofr Letters from Paris that it is in the con liquors to iueli cxcefii that he of the Confulaie to prohibit Enelifh Ithflnfihtitwasnicefikrytrthcprefer1 Nevtfpapers thrgtghoiu the ft tiroderftanfi nighr i8thj fome dilpatchcs from Icrtlenwntof l fjicility tKe cxpulfW of 1 befo rathe French invaitoiH were ftft ly more than hommaUy fubjeiVto pear to be liufedifpofed to tKe flew fy by ihe Turkilh Cabinet for the The Beys and their improvedby the Europeans in i have the Captain an metit haa taken Aleinnd feven Beys were uputi rhe field oft Two others fled for refugeio the believe iheFreiich Pacha exprpfTed diCpleafurejat th general for grantingihem an andi je5t of Lord voyage tofetde the difference Advice was Jamaica of ihe fquadron of five fail of the w was detached from the Ctjfcitfei flfeet early in under Effingon it confiftsof and guns i aud has probably ere bmit jbbfed by A tachmenrof feveral fhips Fmra the jfieet ot Bcfides this more iHips of the line abotft to fail from f head for the faflie deHinatiqn fo that we ihalt fhprtiy have ih cite WeftIndiei a fleet every winy fuperior tethat vx hich the French have lately fent t Advices were received in town otfthe of South having on the ajdpf in isu been boarded French f belonging to expedition from which had bad weather nyelvc fajl of the line werein Two have beenordered to be ready at for the fuppofed purpote ofTcarfy ingaut the Treaty to the Eaft and Weft Their Majefties and rhe Princefle laft night honoured Drorylane Theatrewith ibrir The play of Deaf and the Entertainment Harlequin The Royal party were received in the inoft entbnfiattic manner by a very nume rous The King never looked better or more cheerful t and the Queen and Princefles were highly gratified by the reception of the The whole oi the fecondbaHalions of Mili tary force are fhortly tobe The infant oftheMarquis of Downihire was on Tuefday by the name of George Au His Majefty and the Prtocefs Augufta were the on the Pitt and M Orto dined together on Satur day at Lord Gowets in company with Lord The quadron Under the command of Admiral Campbell had not failed fromSpiihead for the Weft Indies on Tuefday They were waiting the and will put ro fea the firft The Breft Fleet have had very bad finee i hey One hip of the we mentioned fome time forced to return to Several of the have experienced fome damages in their The fleet was feen by the Adventure on the 23d in She was boarded by a frigate belongifg tothe We arehappy ro announce the fafe artival of the following Eaft Indiamen Mel ville T and Countefs of Thefe fhips had a paf fage of five They left Helena the1 at which time the news of the Ggning of the Preliminaries of Peace had not We are happy alfo to ftate that the Wefl India for the Jafety of which foroe were arrived and failed through the Downs for the Moft of Liverpool hips have arrived at The report of Lord Herveys trip to Amiens ap pears to have been as he was in hi place in the Hoofof Commons But an evening paper fays he is going thither ro ac commodate fome differences that have arifen in ronfequence of the Turkifh Ambaftador at Paris having figued a t eaiy of Peace with placing the French on the footing of the mofl fa voured naiions in regard to commence in This ir is both the Grand Siguior and thb Brit i fh Government refiftT Four fail of the line were fome tirrie ago tached from the Mediteranean for fo that our naval fdrce probably by this fifts of 14 fail ihe and when joined by miral Campbells now at waiting for a will amount to Yifterday evening a refpite fent from Lords Pelhams for Governor Wallj who was td have been executed this his execu tion Until Monday Prut tflrfi Juuary 5 per Prut JRhglifi Janiutn 1
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