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Publication: British And Indian Observer March 7, 1824

British And Indian Observer (Newspaper) - March 7, 1824, London, Middlesex -^Ta BOMBAY DiftECT, Ibe Faie-Sailing Teak Ship, _ TRIUMPH, Al, A Con�ta�t Trader, Thomas Oreeu, Cofltmabder, (Of due Hon. Company's Service, and late of die Ship BarkwortbABardwo 600 Tons, lyint In the City Cai^, For Freight or PoSttCe vpfVs to CBptahi ?3reen, at the J lera Coffee Hotnet to Mtmi*. Pttfner, Wnson and Co. ' Anns Yard i to Mr.' ftobert Ta>lor} or to Edoiiad 1, Riches- ' T ^,�,ThU nunene^rs. %ted^'pi��Ir the AecommodftOdi. �iv�. NEW ASSORTMENT of G^NTLEMBN'S SUPER-FINK HAT8.-^lCflARD HITCHIN, Hat^naker, re-suectfuJIy begs leave to solicit the attfintion of his Friends end the Public to ayenteel and exteasive ASSORTMENT of GENTLE-WENS SUPERFLVE HATg, of a superior qnolity and most approved Shapes, which he is notv HELLING on the most morale terms. Also a great variety of liBdies' Velvet and Beaver Bonnets, trimmed in the most fashionable style.-23, King-street, corner of New-street, Covent-gardea. T RLfLY INTERESTING MODE of IMPARTING FOREIGN LANGUAGES.-Mr.W author of a highly una uruiiciiii-ii ursnvui u. _ speedy FORiitGN LANOUAAE8, that he fai� dhcovered a neU' and eat v mode of imparting them, by vrhich he pledges himself to tctieh persons ef fiiUier sex to Upeak French or German in three nu�nU� J to read, translate, and write correctly in twelve le�. sa^a.-Apply by letter, post paid, dr personally (Mr. W. being KLHierally at home betiveeii the hours of one and tno) at 128, Strand, opposite Bxetrr-cbange. t" IHE NEW SHAI)ES,No. 8, While Hart Court, Lombard iitreety. (late Messrs. Mastennan, Peters, and Co.'s BankingHottie.) THE NEW SHADES are nnw opened upon a plan very far superior to any concern of the kind vet offered to the pttblic notice for the of GENUINE W IS ES. The Ruunu are spacious, combiniag comfort with elegance erfonn ererv cdtMlation in Proportion, Practice, Exchange, and Interests la aVftuots current, by one tenth of the figurea taken by any treatiiie on Arithmetic hitherto published, ifis Pupils are alsotauglit Buelid's Elenteirts, Geo-' graphy, the Use of the Globes, and iiHMt osefol brapcbespf the Mathematics, without any additloaal charfe^-N.B. The real Mercantllr and PrartlMl ART of BOOICRBEPING, sold at No. 7, Middle-row, Hulbora, priee U)�. (ML, and private lessons given to Teachers unacquainted with the practical port of this science. THE HARAONiCON. npiSC Sobscriben to "Ahb de|;ant and |�optAar Wotk, X Juul the ioBsicaT worid ia feial, �}� ranectfiriixJo-formed, d�t the HARMONICON will for the fatare bepab-lisbtfd by .SAMUEL LElOlL No. i8. Strand, to whom it b le-qo -sted tliat all Orders aod Conninnications to the Editors mav be addressci*. The ouiaber for the Pint of Harcli contaios, amongst other interesting articles-i. lotroAiction aod Aria, for Pianoforte, Rawlings.-II.The Austrian Hymn, with Four Varia|ioo. RECTIFIED SPERM OIL, 4*. 6tl. PER GALLON.- UPTON and Co. Oilmen and Culouiwniaanfiu:turrrs,64, Queen-street, Cheapside, by a process entirely new, and exclusively their uwu, are enabled to sel) Sperm Oil equal in parity to spirits of wine. So unequivocal is its excellence, that it will burn t>eautifully in every kind of lamp i aod as its flame will not fade from the first li(i^hting till the whole of the oil Is consom^, the irouhle of trimming or raiting the cotton is entirely avo{d�i. Tlvp public are also respectftiUy-'informed, that OILS and COLOURS of ewry kind may be ponihased attheir Warehouse. warTuited(senuiue{ andth�t&eANTl-CORR(MIV�i^lNTS, whico have been In general use tat the last twenty yean, and that ai^ suited for every defK:clpti9n of outside work, where or-niiTW^i durability, and econumy arc coiutderatious, ore sell- Hlg� under, vlx. ;- Invisiiile Green per cwt. 40s Olive ditto - - 76s. Bright ditto - l�s. Lead Colour - - 46s. Stone Colour - 4jSs, Chocolate - - . 36s. Also, the REFINED COAL Bright Red perxwt. S6s. Dark Red - 24s. White Faint - 40!m^'�i^ bo bdi oedercdto att�bd tiie?^*^ �� tirt, that the young lady was a ward of the Court. ' He did know at the time that she was a ward; and if Mr. Knight rendered it necessary for him to read the affidavits, he would soon show tliat that was tbe case. The Lord Chancellor.-If you agree upon that fuel, I kn>w my way j but if not, 1 see no course which 1 can adopt but lo commit him. Mr. Knight.-1 really do not know anything of those affidavits to which Mr. Hart alludes. Mr. Hart.-It is not sworn on the otlier side that he did not know it. Mr. Knight.-I hold Iris affidavit in my hand, in which he swears that he did not know it at tlie tfiue. Mr. Hart.-Then 1 am very sprr)' to hear that he baa sworn any such thing. Perhaps, however, the betu-r way would be for Mr. Knight and mc lo talk tlie mailer over out of Court, and then mention it to your lordship. The Lord Chancellor.-I will thank you to do so. Tliis is not he Welsh case ? Mr. Hart.-It is ray Lord. The Lord Chancellor.-In which the clergyman is a party I aui afraid, Mr. Knight, there are some very awkward circumstances in your client s case, COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.-MONDAY, March I. HARTZ v. WATERHOUe and co. The action was brought by the plaintiff to recover datnaires for a parcel of goods lost through tbe carelessness of the defendants* servants. The plaintiff resided at Nottingham ; and the defendants were coach proprietors, iu Lad-lane. Jacob Elias deposed, that on the 21st of July, be assisted the plaintiff to pack up several articles of jawellery in a trunk, which the plaintiff stated he intended to send to lAindim. Witness enu-^merated various articles which he remenibered to have been packed up in the trunk, aod which altogether amounted in T<te, in his opinion, to between 8U01. an^l 9001. Oa the fotlowiag moroiag, tbe witnass and .tbe plaintiff proceeded in tbe Times ooa'dk from Nuttingham to Coventry, carrying the trunk with tbea. At Coreotrv the plabiliff bo�iked the truak to proceed .to Jliondon by tbe Balloon ooaeh. aod paid two-pence for tbe botdt.-lag. The tnmk �as.(firecttul toilc. Ba�arU. B7HBftlHiMilafeifed.tbttonthc evening of the 29d of July, a porter In ^e service of tbe defendanu called at hb house and sUted, that be had lost a trunk, which was directed to the witness. In answer to some questions from the witnees, die porter stated that he had left the cart hi which the trunk was placed standing near the Mint whilst he went to inquire the name of a street, and that when he returned he found the trunk gone. He had expected a Uunk, containing valuable property, from the plaintiff. He therefore wrote to the plaintiff, and ascertained that the trunk which had been lost was that which he had expected. Mr. Sergeant Vaughan, for the defendants, sUted that bis clients rested their defence on two grounds-first, that the fXnxu-tiff's claim was founded in fraud, he baring been privy to the abstraction of the truuk from tbe defeadanl's cart; secondly, that he was not entitled to recover his loss, because Le had received notice from the defendants .hat they would not be answerable for any parcels or packages above the xalue of 51., unless they were insured in proportion to their value. Evidence was called in support of ihe alleged fraud, but it was so extremely inconclusive, lhat we think it unnccessarr to report more particularly, as ihe jury, at a subsequent stage of the proceeding, expressed an opiuion that the plaiutitTb case was unstained by fraud. The Lord Chief Justice, in his address to the Jury, said, if the Jury should be of opiuiou thai there had been a want o� sufficient care on the part of the defendants' serv.iiii8, tbe plaintitf would be entitled lo their verdict; and the ouly point then lo be disposed of would be, the amount of duuiugiMi, vrhii h it would be for them to determine. The jury, de.ivered a verdict for the plaintiff-Damngcs 2&01. Wedxksdav, March 3. hevros and others v. williams and othkbs. This was an action to recover a sum of 1V,0001. being the value of some goiods which had come into the posbeasion of the defendanu, under the circumstances hereafter mentioned- The plaintiffs were the assignees of a bankrupt named William Gren-villf Peyton, and the defendants were bankers at Chester. Some time previous to the 28th of June, Mr. Peyton burrowed a loan fVom tbe defendants, and deposited with tliem, by way of security, some Do k orders, which authorized tbe deuvrry to tiiem of goods lying In the London Decks, lo the amount of 19,0001.- On the 2Stb of June, Mr. Pejtoo stopped payu)(>pt, and on the 4tb of Jnly a eommissiou of bankruptcy was issued against him.. After he stopped payment, and before he became a banknipt, he wrtAe to the defendanu, directing them to take the goods out of the Docks, wbkh the ^fendants accordingly did. The qaestk>o to he decided was,. whether the property which the defendants tbiu possessed themselves of was not the properly of tbe assignees. The>Jury found a verdict for tbe defendants. Tlic Lord Ciiief Justice intimated, that as tbe question was one of great importance to mercantile meu, he would take the opinion of the Judges upon it. CRIMINAI-COURT, RKAffi^, Tubiday, March 2. Ei^fn tie So*. 'Jm^Stai^ Garrow. nanUl GfimiiireWM indicted for die murder of his son, WiK liam Orimsbire, an infant of tbiMp of six months. Tbe indictment chai^ baTiof, olT'tl* January last, feloniously, wilfully, and oftpn^^ ytow th�w|||i|, poured a fairge Quantity of boiling and ac$&iog viitiBr Uoip'vi^jfiiKath, and over tbe neck, Itreakt. aai arta^^.tbe ideottMk. wfao diereby became soce, sick, anddJetiiiMJlifc wtAimi^^bimihe 18ds^ January^ when he died ofikrW^at^MAmm^^ of bis father. Tbe nfttncr, a,mfa(tmvx of detxnt apneHraace, in tbe eoodhba^if ftkboiiMrw^Vw^ Not QuUty. 'the oauir ilodrfciwrftouie, oonimoa to bocb, wbicfa p�lamyi�emaft�Mi|^d|r1^ Iff^^ liaMml aailo biy fftimtbjrr wwn ' " gMcHgidnt -ttrffTnaifti,! imm ^ eta^^/nx y*rf much 'itMeeft 1 went aerostf the bce^boutv, op^tod tbe door, aod aaid to the prisoner. " Lit! iftepberd, what im^es little Billy cry so >" lie said, " Ve^ las did { i b�ve been to tbe cradle once, and rocked him be^m.". The sbepberd was sitting on a chair which he nsuaUy tat in when he Hras at home. He went lo the cradle, and took �m� side, whife L took tbe other, and rocked the eradle. Mr*, firirosbire came hi from the shop with the things, and asked, " What did UtUe BiHy cry so >** (41e was still crying.] 1 aaid, Yes he do; 1 could not bear to hear him cry so, or 1 shonld not have come in." 1 r^turued into my own house. Some time after I heard the sbepberd go out: and a little while after, it might be about three or four minutes, Mrs. Grimshire ran i|> to me with Ae child in her arms. 1 sat down ill the chair, ami Mrs. Grimshire put tbe child into my arms, while she went to call a neigbbour. The child was very much scalded on tbe neck, round the left ear, all tbe cheek, breast, and shoulder. Tbe lips were very much scalded indeetl; all up in bliaters; ar^nd its mouth was blistered. Mrs. Grimshire went to fetch her husband home. When he came in, I said, "La! ahepherd, wba(^ have you done to little Billy?" He made me answer, and nid, Ibavedone nothing." He took the chair, sat down, and began crying very moch indeed. Cross-examined by Mr. Digby.--He and his wife bad no wortie, to my knowlmlge. Tbk prisoner was mild in hU manner. Tlie prisoner asd his wife did not live on very good terms, but he never beat her or used vitjient language. Mr. Thomas West, surgeon at Sutton Courtney. On the 3d of January tbe child waa breugbt to me by three women. 1 examined it, and found tbAt tbe left nde of the face was in blisters from scalding, that the ear was in a similar state, and that the month, lips, left side of the neck, left shoulder, and upper part of the chest, on tbe same side, were blistered. -tl do aoi repine at the disadvantage under which I labour, from ckrteitmslaBce of my the Connetf not bet.ig permitted to ad-^Eeaayoa upon the�ircnmstaaces deposed to in evidence, because Irepoj^ wttjlaaaguioe canfideace upon a conscientious discharge of yopvAtty, assbtedaayourjadgment will be, by the Latel-HfMOtU^lbe discrimination, and the learning^ of a humane and -bj^py watt: deceased 1 kaesr ootlring^. Gentlemen, in order tboroi^y to ^understaad tbe motive^, tbe (eel-ii^ and tte conduct of tbe unfortaaate man now before TOO, it is^/ifceMOry IsboQldgiee yoisAlirtef narrative o my life pnntoiti to this trUHaction, GesPemenj born of a r^apec-tabiaCii^tjhi- Vwaf broMit irir�� il JbNitleman, and eduoited iJbeM^^dwifbbMitiir^^ After qonii^itg tor that profesaioa l^dlltgept qpplicatioa and labonou^r T Imd-tbehotMMir 19 yfixA snce, to be apuuiatad by his A?Mst�M�A�|�iMria Ar^af Bi^ . That^iwi^SeatlJilMHTeaa. Wbat�JL�i|^ ^"t o%�ns Qud fcdtlemea, who .have Brighton Dispensnry, p.-itroni/.ed by his most gractous Migesty. Gentlemen, iuthe year Itf'A), I \yaa possessed of a house situate in the most respectable part of Brigliteu, for which I was desirous of obtaining a suitable tenant. 1 n tbe month of March, a female, of appa-rr fourtPou years, and he al nays bore the charartat of ahamane, peaceable, and kind-hearted man. Mr. Kimptou, the surveyor, produced a model of Rablcv-house, which �as made under his direction; ami ho had no Ui'i\-tation in saying that the back door at which Watson bad attempted lo enter wai the outer door. Sir Matthew Tiemey, Dr. Boyton, Mr. Carpucj Lieutenant Montgomery, Lieutenai^t Armstrong, Lieut. Medicotf, Lleui, Jones, Lieur. Fletcher, Lieut. Hautonvillr, and several otfier witnesses, many of whom had knovrn Mr. Conolly for the last 14 years, speie in tihe highest termi> of his character, as a tiu> maoe, kind-hearted, good tempered man. He was in every re�ect a maa of honour and a gentleman. The case for the defence being closed, Mr. Ju^ire Best summed up the case with his usual perspicuity and eloquence. The J^ury, after deliberatinx a few a^tes* Cuuod both pri-soaets Guihj/ o/MmtUu^iUir. Mr. Justice Best ordered both prbonen to be brought op for judgment to-morrow morning. SATURDAY. SENTENCE OP CONOLLY A�B MORAN. Mr. Jnstii-e Best took bb seat atjtej^put jUue o'clock, whenge the most rigid inquiry, and I only make this remark for 18tb of January. 1 attended the coroner's inquest on the 20ih, purpose of showbg Ouit 1 did not tal^e up my residence at and asked leave to open tbe body. 1 found a dariv appearance Ra'''�y ^ oT>^f to """rf*' any, a"** J"" on tbe arm, as if the ciimbidoa-Wfu carried on with great Ian- (fCnUemeo, I would gladly have been spared Ihe pain �ior; the lAild was tbui eiid mewrrc when 1 firU saw him: 1 alluding to the transactions between Laeut. Andrews and the parti likely lo prodnw de^ fbe scalds were, In my opi- .y^^^ that I hs!d been grossly injured by hijb in tbe first ip-iiioB, tbe cause of the child s deatb. glance, and afterwards persecuted with relentless severity. Rn- Tbia was tbe case for tbe prosecution. ; pressed with this persaaaion, I resolved not to expose myself, if Tbe prisoner, bdng:called on for hiadefencf, said that he ; possible, to a proceeding which must consign me to a prison and took a basin to the kettk, ai^ IIBed it. A* be went across the which quantity will cover 1,000 square feet. This I^int being entirely mineral is insoluble iu water, aod a cure for the worm and dry rot; it fs therefore peculiarly adapted for Weather boarding, sluice gates, nnd every kind of wood and iron-work conibuitly expusMi to the weather. It is of a handsome dark chocolate colour, and does notreouire heating. It may also be had nf Dark Greenand ether cofamrs. PARALYTIC AFFECTIONS, &c. &c. RSONS labouring bndelr IndtspoVitioD from PARA-_ 4��TIC AFFECTU>N8, and d^rons of obtainiu a Cure, are most respectfblly informed thsTa sovereign REMEDY is offisred, which effects a perfect recover^- in the above distressing Afflictions; where a &ir trial umade. Rfeeqt Cases are restored iir.a frvrdays to Ibeir Speech, Faculties, And nerfebt Bsc of the Limbs, and a future. Attack prevented^ Casesorlong standing require louzer i;line, althwl^ the Chire is equally certain. Per-soasi^ected as'above are'eorisestly cautioned against Bleeding or Cupping; because, in mahy4ostanees, it reduces the patient to such a state of Weakaeas and Debility, as to render the Cure' siill more difficult, and, also, subjects him-to a relapse. Further Particulars nu^ be known, and* Refelrences ban, by apply iiix to Messrs, Thompson and Co. .Surgews, at tbe..M�dicd E^ldi^eot for thf CUr^ of the Gout and ^bemnatjsm, 391, Straiid, London, wbejrethe follawing Coses are idso ^tended, to with success HftheMo Unequalled:-vie. White Swelling, .Con^ tmctibns, and all Plseases lat^deot to tbfe Joints, $c }.�bo Cancers, Tumours, Abscesses, Filstnlit^ GlandnW gweUinpHfti^Bres, ike. perticulariy the Hernia Serettalis, which is redoced i�n few> days, without operation, and a pemmaent .coreeffiixted in the most bbstiuaj^e tin^ copfirmed. cases. Also, Inltomm��ory S�el-liogs, andBo^jdr eviery den�i�i9iiiat{o|i,,aad other iUfficult cases of hiukerV aaid Pftydc, too ted^(Nisto,$oumeiaie^  V . N. B. luvalidsfrOm the Country may bfe accommodated with Board and Lodging while under cure. Lbtteis (Post Paid) duly attended to. Advice (Gratis) till IQ in the Morning. SECONDARIES' OFFICE, Colbmam Strkbt, March 3. pinnbt v. bsst. A Jury wad summoned to assess damages iu tb'is case, which referred to two orphans, and' in which Captain Best, who is re-maikable for the faUl duel with Lord Camelford, was tbe de fendant. Mr. .\rabin, for tbe pUmtiff, suted, that his client bad long ived in the humble capacity of butler to a d an admitted balkb^ of 231. to the dfeeasetl for daily dasbvnemenUi but (n that boolij as the jury wonbl perceive, tbere.waa one item on i#bicb be girounded bis claims for the orphans. Dn the debit vide Waa the following jsntrjr-r" Paid for intearst lOl." There were eritrit-s of precisely the same 8nm.4ueb> the deceased for 3 -�fearf preriona to bv  Tbe objection tbe Secondary over^Ailed.' Mt. Adolpbus then said it was in tbe hands of Mr. Harrbcm's executors, who would not give it xiip until they bad examined room, be stumbled against the cmdle, and tbe accident happened. He lorod tbe child as bbdWbOit, and declared hunself " as in-oooeat as tbe child unborn." Mr. Baron Garrow sonaaad qa tbe evUeace with great nilnote-nea^ He strongly mwad thd bftmlbaUliM' oTlbe commts^n of io,ay)e�dfia *�riiBe� iorwM>hambti�e %ii||ii0|�ted, amil� sdbb means, and adn^nilPbllll tlM^rr ltAt:^nS>nvict tRe pi� soner luleae tbey w�n aatiamd beyond alt doubt of bU aoUt. The Jury, after deliberating for a short time, returned a verdict of Guilty. Mr. Baron Garrow proceeded to pass the seoteuce, that be should be executed on Thursday, and bis body aoalouiized; and held out no hope of mercy. The prisoner manifested very little emotion dnring the trial, on the delivery oi tbe verdict, or when he was taken from the bar. HERTFORDSHIRE ASSIZES, Thursday, March 4. thk INTBRRS^riNO case OF mr. conollv. Tlie Assizes for this conoty oomnsenced here to-day, before tlie Lord Chief Baron Alexander and tbe Honourable Mr. .Iiisiice Best. Tbe calendar contains a Ha of twenty-six prisoners committed for various offences ; but the most prominent cjtse is the alleged murder of James Graipge by Patrick Conolly and ottiers, at Slienley Hill, on the 31 si of December last. Mr. Justice Best, who presjided in the Crown Court, charged the Grand Jury, and called tlieir attention principally to tbe case ahovc-iiientioned. His Lorthbip, after stating to them the substance of the deposiimns against the prisoners, as returned by ;h  committing Maguttrates, said he understood that there were two distinct chanret intended to be preferred against tbe parties, namely, one founded nn-Loni Kllenberougb's Act, 43d Geo. 3. for stnbbing Ihe Sheriff*s officer; Watson, with a pitchfork, with intent to murder him ; and tb* other for murdering James Graittf^ wiUi a loaded gun. ' These charges he understood lo be applicublc to Iwo distinct' transactions, first, that in which Watson attempted to arrest Mr. �k>ttolly, and the other, whew Ihe deceiised wa"! killed, in an attempt to apprehend the prisoner ou a pence warrant. The first alleged offence must depend upon Ihe question, whether, Incase death baden^ed from tlie violence coiuniitlcd on Wataon's person, the offence would have been niurtJer. In ordiir,'to the decision of this Question, it would be ni^esMry to attend to tbe ei-idenee as to the manner in which the of&ccr artempted to make his caption. According to the depositions, Ibe outer-door of the bouse was open, and in Uie auempt to foreir an hiner-door tbe wound was inflicted.- If this fact was dearly est^bliriied tbe fisM offence would be made ont. An officer t�Hld not break an outer-door to execute civil process; but Aodiogtbe oqier-dooropeu he ni^ht enter, and breakrinueTHloors tt( takelito pHiooer. R the door, upon which the vkileoce .wnscommitlirflja tfe iniUoee, was ihe'onter en-traow to the liouse� tban.the officer'Wim^ not be justified in breaking' it,-tbobgh tbepirlsODer �#m biiW � visitor. Thedepos-itlona of �be different iviinleadei rinied bi fkfii point, and therefore it wu incumbent on the Gr^ad^ty.,to pii^-yartiealar attention to tbts part of tbe case. Tbeuj is t� tbe aecood charge, there waa no doubt that if tbe ileceaMd' Wiu si Constable, and duly antboriaed to execute a wanraa^fer the apprebetisiou of Mr. CoaoUy for the breach of the peace oommlttedoo Watson, the breaklagopenthehoueeviifalawful act, providfd ^ prisoner had doe notice of the ni^lieittis and pt^ectof the ^arraoti aad if ihe prisoner In resqdftt;^e'execdtion of^tbe warrant under such circumstances. kUfratbe' 4nter, tbe offence would amount to inittder. His LardsMp oM^ed tbat.Oere a a maieriid difference m the deporfldoiir of-tbe acfveral witnetaes as to the gotice given to the prispber tif ttM Mnteota of tihe warrant, and tbettuthorityofthedeeeacnltoU^b^it. Some saul that Uie warrant was readto tbe p|idon�r^ and dtbm, that the substance of itseoittenta �iadisdilctl;iq�ouQQ|d> tt wm tbe doty of tbe Grand Jory to watch wHb^real ieienigapsp^ctbMi this ^part of tbe evidence, becume it win moat mtt�rilil as it reape^ the cbatge of wltfel marder. It appinfired tSuX from the i^ff�.\ao9i, that Mrs. Brown; Moran, and the other Vnaaaett^^a^f^n'iuhgkiis theijondnetof Cda6tty^dNraf^dnt tbe tdw^. jenSwalaa, and tbcrefbre,' In Ibe eye of tbelaw, they irerJt;aU prjaapats. Tbe Grand'Jury,bowser, wMld atti^irto alt.Ibe ctrctmiatancesof tbe caai, is proved by vbid AMveir^eoe^^^ad^etrnm Wb bUls as were aitisfortoey to their cocteieacin. / ^ b^abont fowr hours^ returned a . St ittXfiuaiaY and Hi^h Monci, Afrs.; E^wUi Anielia Morgan, and Tbe:Onmd Jary, after bUl Hf Mdnlaagltter imly and Sgneredtbe biU a Bdwkird lYayets.^ Tliere was ao4mf tHT Tfe esUMK^Ib ^ h9�^k#ea exaimnatloa^t^ml^lNesi^' Mi^ CoooUy Ibebh #%b�e, �ki�' bBtniej�ickbin( �so-- ' a in^rm o�>^ jCSpil �de. Fiwar. After tjie palled oa iws:- v-Gen-_ befbrea adtacbmy " ,not socb tnut .a our ^neeWkith miy plttc Mi fiiSHii jeopa^^ \ to utter rniii. Gentiemen, the art and contrivance resorted to for the purpose of discovering my retreat, aad the nnhiwful means taken to enf�ad no Mcbritable rouciusiou to dmw, tbmx (kr ilr*^ ^ conduct, ti. -w- rage-vrhiefrihboM subject me \u3^ lum ot the criminal was advertised aad placarded about the countrv, and a reward offered for my apprehension, as if I were a common felon.- Could any thing authorise such a mode of proceeding } \ uu will learn from the witnesiies, whom it may be necessary to call on my behalf, that the attorney endeavoured to prevail upon one or two experienced {sheriff'^ officers to execute the writ against me in a manner which the officers, knowing to be illegal, they ill consequence declined (he task. Upon whom, then, did he devolve tbe duty of executing the process? Was (it intrusted to a known, experienced, iBscret.and temperate oilier r .Vo, (if ntlemen, to a man whose habits of life rendered faim unfit far the discreet and forbearing discharge of such a duty. -Gentlemen, I am unwilling to cast retlections upon any individual which may be painful to bis feelings; but 1 think no man who hears me candouut tiiat the fatal event which hapuent-d on the 31st December was occasioned b^ the illegal, the violeni, and outrageous conduct of Mr. Watson, and the- persons whom he brought to his assistance, (ientlemen, I have ever cunsideicd i as the glorious privilege of a British subject that his huuie is sacred from the nan ds of violence. The maxim that ever)'. house is his castle for safety and repose to himself and family, is one which is engraved on the heart of every human being his being born under the protection of British lans. (.ientlemen, 1 trust I need not labour to satisfy you that Rabley House, at the period i ordinary and only residence, and thou-lencc. What took place on the 31st Oecember.' In t\\f afternoon of that day, whilst I was sitting in the parlour of Ra iley House, my attention was excited by violent altercation at the outer doo*^, and threats used to break into the house. Being tbe only male person wittiiu at the time, and conceiving that some violence was intended towards the females, whose voices 1 heard, 1 rushed to the spot, aud there found Watson, whom I afterwards understood to be an officer, attempting to force the door by violence, and in doing so, actually brOk.e in a pane of glass. At this i.istaut I saw |the witnesses Caunuu and Dignam, and the threat to break in at all hazards being continued, and having no w.-a-pon of defence or resistance, and knowing that 1 had been guilty of no offence which could justify such violence on the part of the assailants, I naturally called to my servants for some weapon* of defence. Gentlemen, under such circumstances, what was I to do? Was 1 tamely to submit to have my bouse entered with violence by men whose authority to do so 1 had a right to dispute and resist to the utimist? 1 trust that before a Jury of Englishmen, witb the honest sturdy feelings wMich belong to the hearts of such men, I nerd not excuse myself for tlie indignation which I folt at such an outrage. Cieutleinen, the threats to break open the house cootinuiujg, and one of the party having gone away as I thought for pistols, to put me to death if I did not surrender, I determined to defend myself by apposing force to force. In a few minutes afterwards a great numi>er of persons came round the bouse, threatening to break it open. 1 remonstrated with them upon their conduct, aud told them they must break it at their peril. Had death ensued in this tir-it attempt to br?ak open the house, I apprehend (however deeply 1 should have deplored such a misfortune) I should not have been aaswerable fur the heinous crime of murder. (>entlemen, notwithstanding my remonstrances and intreaties, tho->e men couti-nued to beset the house, threatening violence, and using tlie most offensive and irritatiug language. Such was tbeir conduct that every moment I expected a combined attack upon Ihe bouse, an J that the lives of every person in the house would be put in peril. To prevent so serious a consequence I ordered the windows and shutters to be closed, in hopes that the party would then dunerse qoieUy. In this, however, I was unhappily deceived. To my astonishment, when the daxkness of night came on, the house was a^n beset by a party of armed men. Who they were or what they were, 1 protest solemnly b�ft�re (iod, I knew pot. I heaid of fire-arms, and threats of personal violence; and the assailants having gone to the desperate- length of baftaring and trying to force the door with a hatchet. 1, in the anxiety aad terror of tbe moment, discharged my gun, hoping that by so doing I should deter the party from proceeding to fiirther extremity ; bat I again most solemnly protest that 1 had no intentioD of doing any man any personal violence. Self defence was my. only object,.and I bope under these circumstances my conduct was morally justified. 1 have candidly and folly detailed to you the unpcessiona under which 1 acted, and 1 doubt not you will come to tbe jast conckuton tliat however iadiscrreeily and nsiily I may have acted, yet thai throi^hoot 1 was not indinenced by a.iy malignant or diabolical spirit, but that 1 was guided by an honest and siucere resistance to what I considered an omrageous and unlawful attack upon tbe sanctuary of mv privafe dwelling. Lpon this broad footipg, do I submit my fate to your just, impartial, and cha--ritali^e cbnsideraiion, deeply lamenting the fatal cause Which ibnpeM� tills painfid inquiry,. but rely, tlmt through the '^mMswiee OS i*rovidence, you will arrive at that conclusion 1 MJucbwoU restore me to my fJamiiy aad society. It is a sdlema 'ahd feariful_,daiy yon have .to dixivaige. I dread no thiagi ^fom'^an unprejudiced verdict. Under the humaue, temperate, andbnpartial dkmetions of| (be Learned Ju ��� resins. Lieutenant Augustus Hnbbard Lafargue lo be Captain, viae J ervis, promoted. Knsigu llichard Freer to be Lieutenaant, vice Lafaigue, promoted. C o.oiaission in the Royal Cardigan Regiment of Militia, signed by his Majesty's Lieutenant of the County of (Cardigan. Lieutenant Ricl^rd Owen Powellto be Captain, vice Ljvvis, oruaioted. ^ BWKRUPTCIES SUPERSEDED. John Newman Freeman, Newport, Moiiinou.hshire,>rioney-scri-vener. rhoinas Atki.ison, Bradford, York.shire, worsted-spinner. BANKRUPTS. Thomas Johnson, Ifeanor, Derbyshire, viefa-viler. William New�am,D�nster-court, Mincing-lane, merchant. Edward Needham, Macclesfield, ironmonger. Lloyd Daries and John Thon�as Dorlin, Liverpool, timber-merchant. William Trewent, Pembroke, drapor. William Jeffreys, ljuadraut, Regent-street, painter. [The Gazette alio notices that bis Majestv will hold a Levee at tJarlton-house oo Wednesday next, the 10th instant, at one o'clock.] A few days since, as some labourers were digging sand oatbe lands of W. Teunant, Esq. iu the parish of Shension*', they di

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Publication: British And Indian Observer

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: March 7, 1824