Courier, December 12, 1809


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Courier (Newspaper) - December 12, 1809, London, Middlesex TUESnAY^ DnCBMBKR 1809. PRICK SIX1 > KN Ci'JIAJ.FPE-N'N'V . .cotrat/OF wire's liKNCH. pec ii. /^M^'Sis^ r/figUKcis^wM^ m.vmr anne ^^ijl^{fflk^wmg wfreilic (ScotWinen snorn oh tiie -It^kfew Mflody, ' J'Hifpli Jai-ksfliii Ksq. CI�4�Tii��on-li�l'' WHliuiv Hurtwn, Kso. i'W!�i._-,u.�^^|ij,^ . . Jieorg*. Rn.idaU, Esq. ibmd^sq. Juines Poole, Esq. ,iBAHitfJ^"*"*^^''" ' H.i�lwrt l��ver, l-iq. t^^r^ASt^Wfiii'^^^pymsiA.idt Colonel Wan ^1^1 sfari^^orlte^.^^ this was aa.indipU MUt fi^^i^^^i^^lS^^''^ indictment recited �^ilU0tfilf^>^^-^^^^^^^ .Wright, Itai'ing sold I ^gwji^pTO WoydW^^dle, TWtUithe price; of them ; f'.'aoil iit pHi^MA^W:^/of itiiat.; conspiracy, Fr.incis plajrj^iioe ClMfe^snd i3&iMel Wright, appeared as (iipilKiseS in 4be> capsel The tastiaiony they guTc letr. cot in the injt\ictraent, .the .tDaterial i�itsi6f-ivliich -were, that Colonel W'ardle Iraii uii-^^^]�0l'(e.{b,y.forti]esc;good$, by means of whirh ^^^^I'tcstinX'Bj^'^be djtf^idaiit, Francis ^Vright, db^ ^^siei 4 venSctagaipst the prosecutor. i^T. AilEY, as Jcailiug Comisel for the prosesu. -J|t|HJi LthcB addressejj jhe-Jury iii a speech of consi. ;iJ4!fft�lB''4?Dgtb.; .He began by latnenting that the i of so niSnjentous -a cause should fall upon .�.'^ranto-couducfc. But- ^circumstances had arisen, vjidi' racd^tfed itoccessary thj t his fjeamed j-'rioinj  SeijjeeatBest, vrha otherwise Avould have conducted it^ appear as'a witness, and (lio lieamed Seijefctti�&ught it Got quite delicate to appear in '|�th;CLaactei:i-df^i^-OCftte ai�d witness in tirc same qBBSe. -Hehat^ hqyevcr, no doubt, but that the �Jujy would lead hito'their patient and kind atten-:6��n^!�ndif theydj^S"? l"-' ""^ despair but that ! ;)veifbould:i)e abhft. to narrate to th� m the case of his dient, wliich needed only to be distinctly stated . �pdfdearly understood,, to warrant a verdict in his } fiTOur. ^^'lfh respect to the Noble liOrd on the j rjeoch, "to him he did jiot address any prayer of [ . JKrOiUj, for to. all tiw bar it was known that his Lord-glM-�Lteuded his l(^ind iodulgonce wbencTtfr it was jcL'ded without being asked. His I>ordship had only itt new the facts of a cauFc, and whether that cause WW conducted"by the hii^h and commanding tnlcots of tliose who wereretaincd for the defend ants �B *Jk?present occasion, or by an humble individual 4jtt^i-ioseif, made no dill'irence to the impartial jpfwl af ttc Nobla I/ird who presided on tho Henrbi It w'ouiti be right, before he entered into tlyjttwniiiw which Jte haul to. Jay bi.'fore the Juiy lK-4iW[�M0 of ids chmf, to' make a few preluni. ifirf;dbscrrations.  Perhaps it might Ic e.^pect-ijfijjlgr-$o!ne, Uiat he ^c. [ H�iW^ltti3t|li^^ to ' Ji^tecjibe hite^�-9S d^vant to Franci.s, and not a i> pirtncr, tWugh itiBiight'wry well be doubted if he |.lU^iitttdroi>^.^^^P^j^i^ii^i Army Agents to6, and her ' �''�'wiles-]i|iii(.|^l^^^.]|^t^,fix a de�>p impt�ssidn on ; ^ �Nabt�!ti|f |^iafrk}tt� Personage, in wliosc hind. ��ss;stergSf,.Bjjaie:timeiwas.indidged with all the ; v o^e&a4KNtpi|l�tt|ii4e^ in fi*l^.?lil*iftap|irf acquired Ufe and strength . ^ . ^ -Jw her N�ble and Gene- ( .1*0? Pfftettwr, 4^Vf^d his. fond indulgencics ': ^^ai�bfs�jwdiwI*^p�*o sully his illustrious ; T^***4'Pter>4)Jd[;d^r�3iJils ' eri^^ ivonour. i iojHsrrerik^ stt^;.,^^^ These were the i *f^f^\Miirii'iid>emt asid he would bow pro- [ coed to tljc other" parts of the case. Theindictr lUent, as they lidd heard frtfm his Learned rrionj Mr. Arabia, ch?xrged with a conspiracy to fix Co)o-nel Wardle ^ith the payment of a debt for goods rarnished by Mr. Francis Wright to Mrs. Clarke. Aiid before he went any fartherj it was Ittting that he should state to them what the law of cojis^jiracy w as. Jjord Coke had laid it down as tho agreement between divers to do �n unlawful act ; and (he crime of con.epiraCy might be complete, Oiongh no- ; tiling was done iu pursuance of it; for-itwas4be very-act�r conspiracy wliich was unla\vful. The (act of the parties conspiripz need not be proved on die trial, but the Jury Tbight infer it fapm the cir- \ camstaiices. For if it Were not jjilowed to be in* ' ferced from the collateral facts, it would be Impos- ' siWe to convict the criminal'excejjt by evidence of a particcps erimiui.i. The law therefore had most > wisely decided, that th� fact of previous coaspiracy imightjrbecollected by the Jucy^ from thcdraw^ ti f^i^#h1chM^if^^^^ i which they wWh I decide whether the parties had f acted by any previous cdncert. lie was aware it i might be said, because indet'd it had alwidy bf^en.  insinuated, that an indictment for a Corajjiracy >*as I not a proper line to have been adopted, but tliat an { indictment for perjury ought to havebi'on iireferr>. ' ed^ if any perjury hid been committt d on a I'ormir , trial; and it had also been said, that irm c liint * pledged himself to that mode. This, hi'took leme . to say, could only liappei\ by a niisundcrstandinij ; of Mr. Wardle's Letter ti) the People of isus;lan>!. ! Jn that letter he stati c!, fh:i( a wrclict had bf now *^ confidently ask^d the .Iniy H h'right introduced her (o the of ?�Ir. Bill, who had a Imuse in lloUes-street, Cavendish-sqiiare, and (here iiitrodnccd her not as Mrs. Clarki-, but a.s Mrs. Farqnh ir ; he rv presented her as a laily of whom he had taken thousands, and that he was looking out a house for her, whicb he was to rcmniood there for some time, until ]Mr. Bull disct.vercd who she was, and then he remonstrated wi(h Mr. Wriglit for having introduced a strumpet to his house, and she was obliged fn lea^e it. At that time Mr. Wright had a h;.!)se empty ui Bedford-row, and Mrs. Clarke removed thither, still under the name of Farquhar. And here he must remark a tiick, to which Mr. Wright was a party-tlie furniture was iJrotected from Mrs. Clarke's creditors by using her mother's name of Farquhar. It was during this time (hat she lived at Bedford.row (hat she became accjuaiiited uith Col. Wardle. On her cross-examination at the trial, she swore it was in the Autumn, that at last she was forced to admit it was not before (he-lSrh day of N(ivember. He begged the Jury to remember (hat date, because she had sworn on (hat (rial that Colonel Wardle had promised to furnish her house, and (hat no furniture had been suppliL-d ou fier credit, that she had not a single guinea, that Mr. Wright knew her situation, and would not give her credit. He had already stated,.(hat he Fhouid call evidence to sliew that Wriglit had then stated to Bull, previous to her actjuaintancc with Co!. Wardle, that he was looking out a hous� for her, which he was to Airnish, and he should shew, tliat aftrt'wards, a house being to let ou Westboume.grcen, Mr. Wright was tiie person to negotiate with Mr. Curt, the landlord, for it; and when 51 r. Curt applit;d to Wright for her character, he said slic was a lady of whom he had taken many thousand pounds, and was to furnish the house for her. The lease of this house was to be executed the 9th of Nov. before the time she became acquainted with Col, Wardle. Two days after this he should prove, that Wright went to the house for the purpose of taking measure for the oanpcts, although-she had had the profligacy to swear he would no* trust her a single guinea. Did not the Jury Tsee through tlus artifice ? Mr. Wright had truly taken �much of her money, he knew wliat her conduct and situation in life had been. He knew she was a sole trader, if not accOfdit^'to the cu-stom ofslsondon, yet according to the custom of Marj/Upone, and to set her up in a fine famished houSe, was to put her in the way of her trade. Tho fine window curtains were to be the cobwebs vrtiich were to eatangle the bbtterflies of fashion, who were, when canght. Were to pay Mr. Wright all he had advanced to Mrs. Clarke. But this was not all. Mr. ^Vright she proved would uot give her credit for a guinea. It Jiappencd that there was the sum of one hundred and odd pounds to be paid for fivtures. Mr. Curt, after he had let the Iiouse, observed it was nece5i.iry he should be paid that sum, for which shortly before lie had paid hard cash out of hii own pocket; she at first waited it to staAd over for a >car, but as Mr. Curt could not spare the mouey it ultimately paid by Mr. Wriiiht's own draft, -which he should prove: this, therefore, compU-tely ^faisiiled her statement that Mr. ^V'ri^llt would not give tier any credit. He should also shew that Mr. Wrii^ht sent In coals and otlier articles, and even paid ibr her policy of insurance. To proceed nc.vt to the interview had at Wright's house: on (he 1st of December she accompanied Col>dil got Mr. il-lingworth to give Wright a bill, on hi^ unj.rtaki.ig to indemnify him. He staled farther, that hf; should calf Major Dodd to conlirm v. hat .Vir. Wardle wouhl state a.s coiitradictorv to Mrs.LIurke. And heriiuation. aul it was intimated to him that he wnu'.d be sn dismissed if lK?appearedasa witness before the Grand Jur) .Ik-preferred his duty to wealth,and cheerfu'h siiciiiiced e.vteri'ir trappings to a sin.-e of liuty, auil, liivc Cincinnatus of old, Avas cond nt to retire w iti; honour to irity and virtue. a^iiii he deprecated goiiif; iiitoaiiy poiitica! {li.-Cll^Fioll ; but if it should be in:-i:iiMted that a .Noh'e l\T.-:)n;ir;e on the liench fthe j)iik4i.t)!' Ken() ii;iJ auy put in these transanl to tlie \'.is(.' v\,i- ( '.io'.'^';h- ilib. Atforwy (i'V'i'li:n > u-, ho would call Mr. Sullivan, who was acquiiiii(i-d witli (he whole transaction. For this book had a''ier-wards been given by the Earl of Ciiich'ster 1'0/. The Paradise f.ost of Milton sold for l.jf. ai: 1 (hat. profligate production fetched lOjG'JO/. whi!; was starving in a garret. Before the lycarned Couriso! sat down. !e wo',!d say a word upon the situation o!' il.v i-arii.-. 'y\:'\s was not aquestion of money ; that lh:> cc.i'i.r could sacrifice, but his honour wa-^ (hn; to Idr.n. The defendant, Francis Wright, had f;.ii;i.d ^iUi>>l. and promotion pio'jably ; but the Leanxd '.,".)un:el wished him still higher promofion, 'hit fo t'le pillory. The Jury had to dctermia;; to-ur.y, butween corruption and public virtue-whLti.c; tlitght, pfaiuH^, and. Gwyllim Lloyd Wardle, defendant, on which a verdict had bech given for the plaintiff, for 1095/. 8s. .od.; and with the costs amounting-to 1194/. which verdict was obtained oii the tiOth November, 1809 ;Sand in which cairsf Mrs. Mary j^VnneClarke and Daniel Wright, the piaintilPi brother, were sworn as witnessjt after Mr. Si;rjeant ^est arrived, the At-toir,e\-{!eiiera' r jjeated his cliallongc. and .'aid7tliat iiewisjed tiieiTi to e.xaniino Dodd, for tllUt he (.''[�.jor D.) w:m;!(! miki- o'.-.f hi': case ? A. Recollected Ih..-^(l!.^".u n! such c!iai:et!;jc. You iiv" in J:i.r.ifs..,true/, Btrds-inghtrntigate, I bcliev.' :� -\. 1 do. Q. Veu -.vire' a Colonel in the a rmy,-1 believe ? -.\. 1 was f.ieut.-Cid. in Sir W. W. Wyuae'sile. ;jt of Fi-noijles. Q. When did y>u first know .Mrs. Clarke ?-A. On t'lc ISth of: .V.iveuibfr, 1S;.)8. Vou formed acquaintance with ihir in order to obii'dn information from h:r respecting an encpdry )o-a wereR'iii'g fo set on fool:-.\, 1 did. Where did she then reside? A. At No. 14, Bodford-place. ho'.r :ooii after did Mrs. C!arke remove to Wcst-bnurne-place ? Nitv days or a fortnight. Did vou continue to visit iter at ' 1 did. Did vou cwr, from tho 18th Xovember to the 1st December, p.'-o.'niie any thing respecting payment for tho furniture furnished by Wright ?- Never. Did any thini; pass on that subject ?-Yc� ; I had some conve^^;Uion with Air . Clarke. She told nie site was furnishing a fwiLsc in West-bourne-phuc, but did not say ivho the upholsterer ' wa^. ! D'tl vou at;eiid ci:\ tlse l>t Decomher with Major Doild or Mr. Giani, of Barnard's Inn?'-1 did. Did r^lrs. Ciajke accojipany you there? - She did. Did niiy 'h.'ir.s; particular occur tliat day respecting Mr-. Ciaike :-Kilh:r on going or refurnii'.g, Mrs. (. Iarkr tfi'nt coidd induce such , a belief in (he mind nf D. Wright?-Nothing. in what way did Mrs. Clarice conduct herself ?- She she nod jomo furniture, which she said, wtis for hcrhoir.'c; pnrtlctdarly stme curtains, which, she said, c-iir>(' from h.^r house in Gloucester-place. She aoo'pointt^d out some cliairs v*hici were new, and I und.-^r.-.tood, (licy were for her. Was any thin;; further pointed out to voii?_ Yes; s.ho shewed some paintings