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   Craftsman Or Say's Weekly Journal (Newspaper) - June 17, 1775, London, Middlesex                                i! yarded *ea thcw, aa> it   de-fired I would provide a bond or bonds, in the fame manner I had done before, when the joint bond for 5000!. was given. At this diftance of S time I cannor positively fay for what fpecific fums the bonds were drawn ; all I can recoiled is, that J got Mr. Wilfon to.fill up'two b^nds payable to myfelf, and that I gave them to Mrs. Rudd, who �9 J onceived carried them to Mr. William Atfair, and:brought them back executed by that get\tl�nan; and that my brother* borrowed on them the'fums of $a6al. and 4000I. from Mr. Mill�> a banker in Sirchin-lane, which he gave tO$&t$* Rudd., who, as I conceived, carried the jmdn*y 'to Mr. William Adair for his ufe. Thefe fums* I well remember, were, before the bonds became payable, bought by Mrs. Rudd from JMfr* William Adair, as ihe faid, and delivered to -JJf brother;'tq repay Mr. Mills; which was accordingly done, and'the bonds returned to Mrs. Rudd... Ji was alfo about this period, that my brother w^s" defired \?y letter brought by Mrs, Rudd from Mr. William Adair, to procure a further fum of upon like bond from Sir Thomas Frank-Und, which was done ; the money was given to Jyl'S. Rudd, and, as my brother and myfelf conceived^ carried by her to Mr. William Adair, and brought back by Mrs. Rudd before the tine th* fcond ^became payable, and .delivered to my brother to repay Sir Thomas Frankland, which well as I can remember, in the to department a pre- , I was vious promifein favour qf Mr. W however Mattered with the hopes of fucceeding for fome other place : it was infinuated- that money might be wanted, and that Mr. William Adair would not break into the fum he had provided for the "banking, bufinefs. ' A letter was foon after thought me from Mr. William Adair, defiring ine to provide a bond wherfcon ^fbool. migat^be raifed, and I accordingly made Wilfon fill updone for 3000V.. pay able to myfelf, and gave it to Ms. Rudd to take to Mr. William Adair to execute; fhe returned it to me the day after, with theifig* nature of Mr. William Adair, ^nd^witneffed as the joint bond from MfcflVs. Jamea and William Adair had been. Both my brother and myfelf endeavoured to borrow 3000!. opon this bond, bat could not., However, as the borough could not be obtained, the money was not wanted, and I returned the bond to Mrs. Rudd, who, as I concaved, carried it back to Mr. William Adair, who I imagined would deftroy it. In November I was directed by letter from Mr. W. Adair to treat with Meffrs. Gregg and Lavie f ,t theirhoafein Pall-mall for our fettlement in the, ban kuig: bufinefs ; but Mr. Adair not approving of the tej-015, the treaty ended. My broiher had been conftarTtly perfuaded by-Mrs. Rodd td entertain great expectations from Mr. Wiiliam: Adair's friendfhip, A compliment ! of 500K was particularly promifed to his youngeft child, and he himfelf* as has-been obferved, was^ \ t0 be admitted a partner in the bank which was forriwitht^^ecftablilhed.   Mrs. Rudd faid how, J told me, had them converted into bank-notes, ij i I: i I 4 r ! was. done, as jnonth.of Auguft folding. ,In the beginning of June 1774, Mrs. Rudd told me, that the.allowance of 800I. per annum from Mr. Jamei Adair was now to ceafe, and Mr./W. Adair bad fixed it at 1500!. per annuo** which, as fhe faid, was 12ool. allowed, for our general expences, and 30cd. for the par-r ticular expences of Mrs. Rudd's and the children's. This allowance w?s the hicerell of that that tTierewas to be a third partner, a gentleman I in/theeity, a particular friend of Mr. William Adair*i5, whofe name was Mr. Edward Payne ; adding, that Mr. Adair and Mr. Payne had pur^ chafed the houfe of Mr. John Douglas in Pall-mall for that purpofe. vAbout the month of November 1774, my brother was applied to by a meffege from Mr. Wfn. Adair, delivered by Mrs. Rudd, to borrow of Sir Thomas Frankland 5600I. U|f>nbond, 4000I. of which Mr*. Rudi faid was to pay for the houfe in Harley-ftreet, becauie it was inconvenient for t Mr. William Adair to pay the money for the houfe at that time. My brother wrote to Sir Thomas Frankland, then in Yorkshire, and by the return 0 Mrs. Rudd faid, had been tjoaths, &c. jO^pooL which fum determined fhould be given us, and charged upon the eftate of Mr. William Adair, for which fum he would allow us an intereft at the rate of 5I. per cent. This aftonifhing-mark of friendfhip fur-prized me; but I conceived it to be the joint benevolence of both the Meffrs. Adairs; and as Ihe had given me,, as-L conceived, fo many indif-putableproofs of the uncommon friendfhip of Mr. Limes Adiiir^ I did hot fufpeft her veracity in this particular; and as Ihe told me that Mr. William, like Mr. Jamesr Adair, was determined-to admit of no interview until bur whole eftablilhment was fettled, I forbore to urge the point of paying rry acknowledgments to him; and I prcfur^ it will hardly be fuppofed, that any other peifun, who. had been led on by degrees of artful deception to fuch a point, would have afed otherwife. And as I found afterwards thatthisallowance was reguli 1 y paid to Mrs. Rudd, and by her to me, I had every reafon to repofe the mod implicit confidence in �v.e.ry thing fhe told me, �During ourftayin the country Mrs. Rudd produced me.a letter from Mr. Witliam Adair, dittoing me to purchafe a houfe near Cavendifh-Fqoare, limiting the price not to exceed 2600I. I came to town feveral times on this bufinefs, but couid not find a houfe in the prefcribed fituation, whqrefore I was, by another letter* defired 10 pur-chafe a houfe in Hatley-ftreer, from Mr. Collins, a Vuilder^'the price of which w^s to be 4000K Mrs. Rudd jftetended to be ohliged to go to town Ifoquently, to meet Mr. William Adatr, and on ier-return one*day, Ihe prefented- me with a letter from him, inclofing a draft for 19,000!. on Mr- Ctofcs in Pall-mall; this draft, ihe faid, was to make part of the capital intended for the banking bufinefs; and I was ordered -to receive the money, and ke*p it*fer that pijrpofe, as Mr. William Adair would be ouL�f town at the time it would become payable.       : of July; .bat. before the draft did become payable, fhe informed me, Mr. Adair was returned, giving roc a letter fr:ni him, wherein be defired the be teturned ; Ihe at the feme time This vras in the month 4raft might informed me, tl*at he' had; purchafed an eftate in the county of Sufelk, which was intended fdr a qualification for my propdfed feat in Parliament. The name of this eiiate- Jhfi faid was Wcrthiing. \ Mayior, with feveral other minute particulars, and that it had cr>ft 13,000!. On the receiprof the beforemenfibned letter Igave Mrs. Rudd the draft, which I underftnod ihe returned to Mf. William Adair.  During our ftay in the country, Mrs. Rodd ^    -  '      Mr. William of poll received a Utter from Sir Thomas, de-firing "him *o go to his.banker's (Meffrs. JBatfon 'and Co. in Lombard-ftreet) and they would pay him the money'on his leaving his note of hard and Mr.. Adair's ^bond for the fum. My brother communicated the "contents to Mrs. Rudd, who faid fhe informed Mr. Adair thereof, and that he requeued my brother would provide a bond for the fum. This my brother did, and gave it to Mj:s. Rudd to carry to Mr. Adair for him to execute : The next day "Mrs.Rudd returned this bond to my brother duly executed, and he went and received the 50004. which I faw him delh'er to Mrs. Rudd, and flie went wifhr it, as I conceived, to Mr. William Adair.' The next day fclrs. Rudd brought me 800I. ' which ihe fa�d Mr, William Adair.had given her for the purpofe of paying our houfe expences, aftd fuch part* of the furniture for the new houfe we were to purchafe in Harley-Ifreet, as was to tye, paid for in ready money.   Some time afte,r Mii. Rudd told me, that Mr* William Adair required her to let him have iool. which I iniiantly gave back to her.   Mrs, Rudd faid, when fhe carried the 5000I. to Mr. William Adair, that he gave as a reafon why he kept4�ooI. thereof, was, becaufe the houfe was not .competed, and he did notchnfe to pay Mr. Collins until he fulfilled his contract About the month of December  laft,  Mrs. Rudd gave me a letter from Mr. William Adair, as J conceived; wherein he defired me to procure 2000I. for a few weeks upon a bond, which he.r informed me he had given to Mrs. Rudd; faying, that it was Mrs. Rudd's opinion, that Dr. Brooke would (pare.the money for fo fliort a time. I was much %rpri2ed, when the bond was produced, to Qnd it was the fame which had been prepared to raife money, if wa,hted, for the borough ; btcaufc I conceived that Mr. Adair had deftroyed it. It was alfo difagreeabfe tome to { afk the Doctor to lend the nioney, as.my brother j'had before borrowed fome money from Dr. Brooke for Mr. Adair, which he had not been punftuaj in the payment of. I gave this as a reafon for my unwillingnefs to afk Dr. Brooke this favour; and told IVfrs, Rudd, that I conceived the fum wanted was more than the Doftor had to lend, � * _ ^ _ F Mrs. Rudd then aflured me, Ihe knewDr. Brooke, had many Air bank bonds by him, and that he Mr.'. 1 r i \ J I brought me Frequent letters f Adafr, flrhereui he informed me I fhould be fixed in the bufinefs of a banker in Pall mall, and my brother b? admitted as a partner ; that & fhould have a feat in Parliament, and that he would, if fucceeded in obtaining the title of Baronet for sne, increafe.tbe fortune to much more, than 30,0001. lathe month of September 1774, we removed to. town.by'Mr. William Adair's defire, and at the time of the driTolution of the lafi Parliament MrV.; gave me a letter ftom Mr. William Adair^iaForming me he was going to iiinohing-brqke to treat with Lord S-:--, that I might reprefent the-town of Huntingdon in the new j*ariiamept. "A fortnight paged without my hear^ Jng any thing more of this matter, when Mrs. Rudd broaght another letter fronj Mr. William AdaK. whereia he told cqe he had-not b?en al^e 7 wouJd have no objeflion to lend tnem upon Adair's fecurity. As I could not perfuade my^ felf to afkthe Doftor, I. begged, of her to make; an apology to Mr, Adair for my refufal. Mrs. Rudd afterwards urged me to aft: it of fome other friend, mentioning the names of "le-veral gentlemen with whom fhe Jcnew I was acquainted ; but J refufed. Sojne days paffed with-out Mrs. Rudd faying any.more on the fubjeft; after which {he brought a fcpall note from Mr, Adair, urging my fpealcing to Dr. Brooke^ and feeming.to reproach- me. with inattention to his deiires. This compelled me to tranfa& this affair, if "polfible.: wherefore I went to Dr. Brooke, and requefted him to lend me 2OO0L. He faid,he had not any money. I tlien mentioned Air bank bonds, defiripg he would fpare them, and they fhould be returned very foon ; telnng him, that I underftood Mr. William Adair wajited the money for no more than eight or ten days. I alfo repeated to. the Do&or, that I was^ exceedingly ,, unhappy in being oWiged to aik this, but Mrs. !l Rudd had urged ft To itrongly at Mr."Adair's de-I! fire, that I was not at liberty to refufe ; alluring I i" him, that I knew not .what the money was wanc- jl'ed for. ' Dr. Brooke now very willingly lent roe^;qclr in Air bank bonds, for which I gave him my note, and left with him Mr. Adair's bond. I save the bonds to Mrs. Rudd, who, as ftie which (he delisrered to Mr. Adaif. When I gave this bond to Dr. Brooke, it was very near bsing .payable^ and it remained in his hands two months after it was payable. Soon after this, I was aflured by Mrs. Rudd, that the money which Mr. Adair bad requefted my brother and.felf to borrow from SirTho. Frank-land .and Dr, Brooke, had been employed in making up a fum of 60,000!. which the King defired to borrow from him to pay the Duke of Gloucester's debts. She alio faid, that "Mr. Wm. Adair h^d-fcee/i introduced to his Majefty, on the fiibjeft of obtaining the title, of Baronet for me, and had had feveral conferences with the King on the .fubjeft.. She declared alfo, that his Majefty had been pleafed to fpeak to Lord and Lady Gower concerning the family Mr. Adair wifhrd to ferve, and that Lord Gb'wer had vifited Mr. Adair on the occafion. At this time two cards were fhewn me by Mrs. Rudd, which fhe faid had been left by Lord and Lady Gower, who had made their vifits to us ; and lbe afierwards ftewed me two more cards, in the names of Lord and Lady Galloway. The houfe in Hariey-ftrcet being now quite ready, the payment could not be delayed ; and &s Mr. Adair had employed the money in the way already mentioned, he defired my brother would borrow 4063d. more upon bond from SirThomas; my brother procured~a bond to be filled up, and gave it. to Mrs. Rudd, to carry it to Mr. Adair for him to execute; and ihe fome time afterreturned [ it duly executed. My brother then went to Sir Thoinas, and having received his draught for the 4000I. brought ir, and gave it to Mrs. Rudd, who, as /he told me, carried it to Mr. William Adair, from whom (he brought it back, with di-feftions to pay Mr. Collins for the houfe. This was the 24th of December, and the Monday following being fixed for the payment of the money, I went early into the city, and received the money from Meffrs. Batfon's and Co. bankers, in Lombard-ftrect, and from thence went to Mr. Rickey's, attorney, in St. AlbanVftreet, where the ajfignment was to be.made ; but it being inconvenient to Mr. Collins's attorney, who had excufed himfelf from coming, I lodged the money vvich Meflrs. BidduJph and Cocke, at Cha-rlng-crofsy till after the Hblydays, when Mr. Collins made the neceflary conveyances, and -received his money. About the middle of January, 1775, we went into our New houfe in Harley-iireec; Mrs, Rudd ibon after brought me a letter from Mr, William Adair, giving fome dire&ions as to the plan of my cftablifhment, and added, that as foon as we were fettled, both Mr, James and Mr, William, Adair would vifit me ; but ftri&ly charged me not to introduce the fubjeft of money, or make my acknowledgments for their friendfhip ; as they had both infilled, and the laft-memioned gentleman,moft ftrenuoufly, that this might not be done until my eftablitfiment in bufinefs was finally fettled. In a (hort time after this, I was told by Mrs. Rudd, that Mr. William Adair had been to vifir her; that he had feen the houfe, and approved of the manner in which I had furnifhed it, and that he wruld in a flio'rt time vifit me without ceremony; my ferrants alfo told me that Mr. William Adair had called, but not finding me at home, he flaid a little time in the nurfery with the children, and then went away. Mrs. Rudd, as I have fince difcovered, frequently ordered her fer-vants to calther out of company to Mr. Adair, and ordered them to deliver to her, in my pre-fence, fictitious letters and meiTages from that [ gentleman. I have alfo difcovered, that my fer-vants, by her orders, frequently told me, Mr. William Adair had been at my houfe; and I was made to believe, that he often ordered the chil- !l M 1      � f  I r 11 I! i were mortgaged, might be paid out of ike 5^0^ My brother at la A- complied, and, by Mrs.Rudd^s j! dire&ions, procured a bond for 7500I. for Mr. Wiljjam Adair to execute; which bond my broth e�delivered to'Mrs. Ruddnn my prefence, and in the prefence of his wife and of Mr. Caffidy, his affiilant, faying,. " Madam, there's your affair fhe put it into her pocket without any reply. Mrs. Rudd and myfelf returned aboat ten o'clock at night, but no converfation paffed concerning this bond that night nor the following day, when Dr. Jackfon, Dr. Brooke, my brother and hi3 wife, dined with us.   On Monday the 6th, I rode out between ten and eleven o'clock, and' returned at half paft two, from which time I was employed in dreffing, until the arrival of Mr. Evans> his wife and family, Mr. Hammond, his; fifter and family, who with my brother and hi* wife, dined with us, and ftaid till near eleven o'clock at night.    This was the hight Mrs, Rudd has fworn I compelled her to fign the name of Mr. Adair, &c. to the bond no.w .before the Court.   Immediately after the departure of the company-Mrs. Rudd went to her dreffing-room, to prepare herfelf for bed, and I went into my fludy, for the fame purpofe.   When I went up to bed, going into Mrs. Rudd's drefling-room, I obferved a letter on the table ; on enquiry what it was, ihe faid it contained the bond for 7500I. payable to my brother, which Mr. Adair had executed, and that it^had been brought to her by her waiting-maid, to whom it had been delivered by Francis Carbery, who received it from Mr. Adair; this was all that then palled concerning it.   The next morning Mrs. Rudd arofe about eight o'clock, a very unufual hour for her, who was feldorn up before ten.   The reafon fhe gave for getting up fo early was, that fhe expefted a perfon upsn bufinefs ; I came down about an hour after, when lunderftood fhe had "fent a fer-vant for my brother,' who came foon after ; Mr*. Rudd delivered to him the bond,'folded in -a "piece of brpwnifh paper ; my brother took it out-; and read it, faying, " This is a very unpleafant 'bufinefs, I wifh Mr. Adair would not trouble me with it," or words to that inlport: I replied, it was difagreeable, but Mr. Drummond would not diflike fuch paper, neverththjs  very ?reat dupe/3. My brother reraon-ftrated againlt'Mr. Drummond's dropping the affair, while a fufpicion of his guilt remained, de* daring, that as he was innocent of every intention of guilt, he could by no means be farisfied, unlefs he had the juflice done him to bo thought fo. Mr. Drummond then defired the money ten* upon the mortgBgQ of my wri:ings might he repaid, and he would fet his foot upon the affair* Wc then left Mr. William Adair's; and when f urged Mrs. Rudd to let me know the truth, {be a flu red mc that the bond was really given by .Mr% William Adair. As (he perfifled in this, I determined to wait upon Mr. James Adair, to afk hvjn concerning it, but Mrs. Rudd prevailed on me to fuffer her to wait on the gentleman firir, declare ing, that in her converfation with Mr. Drummond, fhe had fati?fled him that^ the bond was given to her by Mr. William Adair, and that fhe believed Mr. Adair denied-it only becaufe Mr, Drummond had been afked for the money in a manner which might make u appear he was raif; t f 1   

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