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British Press (Newspaper) - February 10, 1820, London, Middlesex NuiKBER 5360. LONDON, THUR^ ,�/*EBRUARY 10� 1820. Price 7(J. ENEV.OLENT SOCIETY OF SAINT PATRICK.-At the Quarlerl; General Meelint; of the GorertKirB uf the Grand anil Sab-Committee* �f this Invtilutiiin, lii-ld at the Virginiii Coifeerbouie,.Curuhill, on Saturday, the 5th of February, 1820- THOMAS BAINBRIDGE, Esq. Treasurer, in the Chair; 1'he fullowini; was unanimously, rpsulyed:- At lhi�,'iiifir fint m^linj; since the death of the e� ivmentett Dnke of Kent, its Patron, the Governors and Afl-mjnislrulors uf Ihii Institution, with over�lielnied hearts, tnisslc llicir deepest sincernt grief with the nniverual mourning caused by the untimely loss of that admirable Prince, who devuled his faculties towards " enliebtenin^ the ignorant, and succouring the helpless"-towards forwarding merit, and mi-tigiling wAe.' It was in the'cause of this Charity, of which |j>e iaie Kii)tr,uf blessed qneniury, ap4>oiuled hjs late. Ruynl Higlinesstbefafad,.whilQ ye"^'f*^ a^!iembtiei, Iii llie inost virtnous results,-uiiiformly free,' from the tliglitest lolermixlure of parly feeling, however ardent bis own politics. At home, abroad, THIS GHA-RfTY was bis peculiar care; therein effectuating tlie every-way proved protection of " the early, the con-slaol, and most bounlifal of all its benefactors," bis august Brother, our present Most Gracious Sovereign-whom Heaven sooil restore in fulness of health, to the willies and the prayers of bis people. This expression of gratitude, never to be erased, is all, alas! that remains to this Meeting. In remembrance of HlM, who in a single seasun dedicated no'leas than seventy.three days lo piililic Presidencies, over seveuly-llii-ce Public Congre. galiuns (all in behalf of worth or want), we have only the melniiclinly gratifidation of heaving sighs and sorrows, however unavailing-of praying that the Dispenser of all good may console his illustrious afflicted Relict, and shower boundless blessings upon her Royal Infant-that interesting sciuu of Ibe renowned stock of Brunswick, By Order, J. C. MICH ELL, Secritary. 18, Qiiecn-iquare, Bloomsbury. REFUGE FOR THE DE-STITUTE, HACKNEY-ROAD AND HOXTON. N conaequfiicp of the lameiitH Demise M. Rector of St. Jantes's, Garlick Hiihe, and -alternate Mornius Preacher of Celfrkve Chapel. After which a Cjltrcliou will be made in aid of the Fuuds pf this extensive and useful I.�slilnliu!i. Dlvtpft'Sef vicQ viti .begin at Elevan VC'locic. RO BEUTCIHlSBy^ Secretary. HIS LATE MAJESTY. UST Pulpiislied, at 11. ACKEIIMANN'S, ioi, Slranil, an exiraorrtiniry fine LIKENESS of our late Vener-ihle SOVEREIGN, engraved by J Agar, after a Picture by Count Munsler, the, constant attendant on his Majesty, during the latter yeorb of his public life. This Picture was painted idKiMly before he was seixed by his h\fit melancholy malady, anq. Craven,, Esq. Clarke, Peter, Esq. Davis, Wm. E^q, Dixon, Siinuel, E>q. Driver, Ed. Esq. Dnnkiii, Cliristopher, Esq. Elliott, K.)brrt, Etq. Foster, Thomas, Esq. Groom bridge, Stephen, Esq. Gray, John, Esq. Graham, U. Jisq. ' Groiy, Juhu, Lsq. Hayius,--, Esq. Holfo,d,T. T. Esq. H'nshy, l.aac, Esq. Hodgson, Frederick, Esq. Holdeii, Wm. Esq. Hitch, Oliver, Esq. Hunt, James, Esq. HiM, John, E.*q. Hunter, John, Esq. itsmniond, Frederick, Esq. Jacks, Jubn, Ebq. Resfttved Uoanimous-y-That this Meeting, adverting to the fact -uf Sir William Curttv having rrceired the suffrages of bdueen 4 and 5,000 Liverymen during the last contest, aud that 1,542 .MeilUaois, Bankers, .Ship-owners, Traders, Mid others of the Cily of London, publicly reciinled tlieir regret that the Honourable Baionet was not one'of Ituse rilurncd for the aaid Cily at the late Eh-ction, is of nf^rititj fJiat Sir William Curtis he invited to offer hhiisrif aCauiIidate to be one of tiie Representatives of the City of London in Parliament at the approaching Election; and that a PUR Lie MEETIKG be convened of the Fiiendi of t-he Hun. Bartintt mho are desirous of promoting that object, to be held at the l>�ndon Tavern, Bishopsgate-strrel, onTllt'RSOAY NEXT, at One o'Cl.irk precisely. Srsolwd -That the Thanks of this Meeting Ik -giirii to the Chairman for hii able aud judicious cou-ilucl in the Chair. Resolved Unanimously-Tbat the foregoing proceedings hejiiihlislied in lite .Moruing and Evening Papers. Jansen, Wm. E�q. Lucas, M P. Esq. Lucas, John, Esq. Lncas, Charles, E^q. Lucas, Jusiah, Esq. Ijing, David, Esq. Laing, David, jun. Letts, John, Esq. Moody, Matthew, Esq. Poynder, Tliomas. jun. Esq. Poo/iseil, Henry, Esq. Pratt, William, fi.'-q. Plummer, John, Esq. Packman, , E^q. Parrcy, Benjamin, E^q. Pearse, B. Esq. Richardson, Christ, jun. Esq. Ruston, William, Esq. Smith, Robert, E>q, .Sims, R. T. Esq. Sharp, R. S. Efq. .SIiI A. Brideu-ell Hospital. Rinhl Hon. Earl of Varinouth 10 0 Philip Kuiidell, Esq. 2 2 .Mrs. Holland, Richmond - ' 3 0 Mri. Rohl, Craufurd 3 0 Mr Yorke - 2 0 n. Egerton, Esq. An. Z 1 it. G. second donation 1 0 U. Ca.ldell, E-q 2 2 Robert BaicU\, E-q. 10 0 By .Mr. Seaward. J. Pilfitid, E>q. An. 1 1 Mr. T. Alrtcalf 1 1 .Mr. Thomas Slone 2 2 W. . 10 Mrs Slcpheiisoii An. 1 I Mr. Praten - 1 I Miss Willis An. 1 I By Messrs. Browne, Ijing-horn, and Co. Wm. Hulchisuo, E>q. 5 0 W. 1, .r 5 0 P. C. - II L. S B. - 2 0 A Mile - 1 � A. M. - 0 10 By-Messrs. Drummond. 1 0 5 5 1 1 !> 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 Lady F Beresfbrd S:r R. Wilmot, Bait. Rev. E. BiaidforJ Lady Pullrnry Mr. Nrllu MuiUagu E. M. A Poor Curate Collecliou at .St. Bo-tolpS, Aldersgale-Btrcel, after a Sermon by Rev. D. Wrisou A LaJv Rev. Sir J. C. Jcr- voise, Bart. -Lady Ji rvoise BeiKvoliE Mrs. Whiicort Mr. 11. Brookesbsiik G. TeHipleioan, E-.q. Mrs, Fi.-her A B. C. D. George Cunimings, E-,q. M.P. J. W. By .Messrs. Hatcbard Et. Awua. Yesteriiay a very > ^ion�p ca�e p(a:u{iieci tlii� Court frvtn moriiiii?,?i|^ .^iw^gir. i�njJ wb� then aajoaiiied un'il tlii^,;5?^tfrilaf eveaing a p;,4,ltie C.ouuiifi ciiiicern- . By Uessra. Hnare. Risbl Vioii. Lord Siindrs ' . 10 0 Laily ilor^aunt 10 0 AiiunjouUs - 5 0 Suberipiiuiia and donal'iins will be thankfully received by ihelft^. il Budd, M A. President, Biidewell Hospital; by Mr Geiaward, 1.14, Saliqtiare; also by Ibe fullow-ioe Uawkera .Vessrs. Hoaie, 37, Fleel-slreet; ftlcssrs, DtniMAidodi'.Chariiig-crusS; 11 ciwrs. Browne, L-inKhiirn, aiiil' atioti^j with was eX|ireM|^;1liir,4iK C' eil fort lie parties that no ^licf-liiiiie p8|)�r� tvould be tukrn of ilie proceecUiigii tiittii they were brought tu a coiicrusion.  i'-.,- It was the^pplicati^JioT AWatidiB. Joel Asiur for hit! discliarg^V He ���''feprirteiited as II Pruanan Jew and the son of ifetokerdt Koiiitigf^^^ He was o())�n8ed by Mt. C^odli,iijgettihmn� ^ota.ervied ill the 5lh drugoano, attti mh^ ii now cotifidt^tially cjonejciea with ih'e AlieSfOffive. ^ in tite eonimW �l^niie'|itii^^^ abotit twelve years ago, he had met in* Geriaaiiy the lady to wliouj he is now married. He became acquainted wilh i>er in Hanaburgh in the yearlBOS or 180?. She travelled with him'ter,>iM:coni|iHnied by the Buruness Reimau, to Berlin, where he was made a prisoner on the entrance of the French army in 1807 or 1808; his memory was not yei^y pertVct on account of a wound he received ia his head. Immediately after he was taken into custody he was sent oiF under an escort of gens d'aruies to Verduti in France. Tlie lady to whom lie was now married, with her friend the Baroness, accumpauied him in the same carriage to France. She left him at Verdun, from which place he was afterwards removed to Gevay, and she returned to her friends at Bremen, of which town bhe was a native; for the purpose of obtaining mbuey to enable him lo e.'x-ape from the Freiich prison. At Bremen she got 300 Frederics d'or, which she carried lo Leipsic, and gave to the Insolvent, who was u itlo-ney broker, lo obtain for her a bill on I'aris to remit to hinJ (Mr. Coode). The Insolvent, instead "I' getliiig the bill, ran off with the money. In 1809 he (iVIr. Coode) returned to England, and was married to Mrs. Coode about two years a^o. He heard nothing of the IiisolveHt until last June or July, when he ascertained llirough his countxion with Iht; Alien office, that a person mimed Abrahum Joel Assur wag in London, and having heard from his wife that that was the name of the man who had defrauded her of the three hundred Fredeiics d'or at Leipsic, eleven years ago, he was anxious to ascertain the fact, with the view, if possible, of recovering the money. He accordingly ascertained lhat this foreigner would be at Vauxhall-gardens on the evening of the gth of July last, and he went there accoro-paiiied by some friends who knew him-his wife also went with Mrs. and Colonel Chambers, and passed the Ii.sulvetit twice in the gardens, perfectly recug. ni|;ni>iii^ him, tiieogh wttlM>i>t�si}4tv��i^thiiig^s she passed. The next morning (July 10) .Mr. Coode said I.e went acco.npanied by Mr. Atiderson, of the Alien Office, and three other Gentlemen, to the Insolvent's lodgings in the City-road. The other persons ivho accompanied him were foreigners who had been defrauded by the Insolvent', but who were not now ill England. On entering the prisoner's sitting-room, and inquiring fur him, he came out en desfiU' bille from his bed-room. They charged him with (lel'ruudiii^ them, and he denied the charge.- During this nItercatioD, JVlr.ressed u|iou hioi the necessity of paying sbiue pa^t of his debt, or eJse ihdi he must be under ihe iiecessiiy of sending him to ivisoiy Insolvent sajd.ifjie reliirned with' asti'tdt which he gave him a rere pt ; but Oi^ng forWitfr*, he got 10/. additional. The wholfe of the debt was about 230/. British sterling. Oft l�k-ingwhy-be could not pay more, as he tafked of bating twelve or fourteen hundred pbunds to start in bosineis with; his reply teas that he had it in bills, ' not due for two or three moutlis) that then he would pay balf this debt, the remainder soon after, and jia^S all the other creditors, if they would Only give liim time to relrieire liis circumitaiices. Mr. Coode, anxious ^t> secure ihe rest of his money, offered to let Insnlvent part of his hoiise. The taller came with a friend the next day, looked dt .the rooms, and said the ^^tiiation would not answer, it being too far from the Eisdhange. The next time that Mr. Coode heard of the insolvent, was from Whitecross^treet |>rison, where he complained of the trealnilent he recrivedi He iteirer mentioned his Wtiti^ beA> tie' frauded by one Walhetmine, of Hungaria, lb whom he had intrusted 4.700 du'cdts. At this period of Mr, Coode's examination Mr. C. claimed the protection uf the Court. He said a person who stOud near him, and who tu be a friend uf the Insolvent, had tieen tnakin'^ facts at him for some time. He could nktl submit to Such treatment; he was an officer hi ihd King's service, in which he had been wounded, and out of that Court he woiild not snfier- any mau to offer him such an insult. The CooKT iii^mediately interposed, aud the individual (who denied meaning to give any ufFehce] was ordered to desist at his peril from any offensive gesture towards the witness. Mr. Coode underwent a long cross-examination. He said he was married to MVs. Coode on the 28ih August, 1818. He then gave a long description of the places where he first inet her in Germany, in 1806 and 1807. She came to England with htm about 1809, after he escaped from the French prison. She joined nim theuat AmHerdam. He then, in answer to questions from Counsel, gave lon^ but immaterial details of the different places wliere he \w\ Ids lady. 'i�he reason he did nut inquire about the In-iclvent when he got released frotii the French prison was, because he was anxious tu get away to England, where he was glad to find himself safe out of his captivily. He hail made repealed inquiries after the Ijisolvent at subsequent limes, in consequence of Mrs. Ci's description uf his peisoi i He bad inquired at Calais, Pari^i, aud afterwards nt Brussels, where there were a number.uf German Jews acting as contfcctdrs for the lirmy before liie battle of Waterloo. The first time he ever heiird of liim afleihthe fraud was last summert in London ; hs heard of him through his (Mr. Coode's) connexion at the Alien-olBce. On being asked that connexion was, his Counsel, Messrs. Arabin and Adul-phus, desired hiot not to explain, &s it was private aivd tt>utidential. Mr. Coode then described-, as he bad'iii hi�--queslioned in tiiis manner. The Court reminded tliis Gentleman that he must answer the questions put tu him by Counsel. /fe-eiu/HMwd-The money was given by his w-fe to the Insolvent to gel her a bill on Paris, in-tead ufwhicti the insolvent run away with it. When the latter found him ready lo compromise it at his lodgings in the Ciiy-roud, he (Insolvent) kissed his chei k. The Insolvent, not understanding English, the evidence already given by him was e2ptained by Mr. Lewis, an agent of ihe Court, in ilie Gertnan language. It appeared that the coinmunicaliouii between the insolvent and Mr. Ciode were innde in lhat languagr. While the evidence was reading over tu the insolvent, Mr. Coode beggtd lo explain, that he had never been absrr.t from hs wile since he returned with her from the Continent, except lor three weeks that he hid gOiie lo I'aris with the Uuke de ilovigo. She had accompanied liim to S|min and other places. Mrs. Cuode was next examined. She corroborated hrr husband's slaleraeut respecting their mcetiuj; at diHerent pUces iO'Germany in 1800 and 1807; aud also her accom-paiiyiiij; him lo the French prison, wilh Ihe Baroness Rei-uian. She then stiled, that having left him at Vrrdnn, she KOl 308 Frederics d'or, from her uncle at Bremen. It was part of her own lu-operly. She went to Leipsic to get u bill on Piiris,tu haveihe luouey transmitted to her husbdiid. She saw at Leipsic Ihe Insolvent, who was a, iii-truduced lo her by Mous. Pollac, a friend uf the Baroness Ri-imdu'a. He was lo return immediately with the bill, iustead of which, he ran away wilb llie 300 Fredericks d'or she gave him. When she cumplaiuetl lo .Mjus. Poiluc, he was greatly asioiiished, aud said, he had also cairied otT from him a bux of jewellery. The lutolvciil here stood up tirfure the Lady in Court, and she positively swore he was llie person lo whom she gave the money nl Leipsic, eleven years ago. She kuew his person perfectly, for he had bceu with her several limes ip Ihe courxe of two days that Iil- had been iu commuuicatiun wilh liei- about iseiini); liie bill. In her crosB-examiiiatiun-she Bikid lhat her luaidin name was Uurotbea Van Gresman. She periistrd^ia assivtiiig the identity of the Prisoner. M/. Audersoii, of ihe Alien Office, said, that he had been 30 years in Ihe service 'of Uiiireniuieui. He curriihontud Mr. Coode's �t�lemeutufihe lusolvt ol baviug ackiiuwfcdged this debt. was struck at a lime when he was supposed in i.aie Oreii Cuillolined by Robespierre; the numirnt he heart of il ai Ghent be came over to England, and bad it sopi-rdid, io> be was at that time, so far from being a bankrupt, wi rll 8,nt�)/. The receipt (fi*ren by the InsolrenI lo Mr. Coode, when h. paid him the dncals, was then put in, and was as fallows:-; " Received from Mr. A. J. As�ur 35/., on the deniand which 1 have Ihis day ni^de against him. (.Sijiied) " THOS. COODE. . " Ltmdon, July 10, IBi'J." ! The case beins; here cloi-ed for Ihe opposini; rreilitnr, Mr. BUlRY atldresscd Ihe Court for the UrfciHl-jnt, and urjed Ihe great ilan^ei* of allrndin^ lo evidei:ce wbirli de prnded on Ihe Casu:il impression of Ihe ideiiliiy of after n lapse of years. He could easily acconiit for the^ad rtiission of a itebt (if slich wet-o llie fad) by Ihe prrsi nt In-koIVenl, onder Ihe operation of lerror, lest be should he c>.u signed over to be dealt with nnderllie Alien Acl, a mi"a�urr"| capable, when misapplied, of iieln; direrted to tin- Hmsi ^iitfots*ard, for ubuul six yrars Uurin^all that time I waw never at Leipsic, but I was there in 1813, and ui vei- previously. 1 never saw ihc lady, now Mrs. CUode, uiilil she was brought Iu my lud^inss l.i.l Jnly;. i arrived in England only at the end of ihe previuus month. I first saw .Mr Coode on the i vening before Ihe lOtbJu'y, at Vauxhall, and on the murtiiii^ of the lOih he came lo my lod^iii^^. When HI Vauxhall, Mr. Cooile came up and asked me wheiber I had cv^r been at llrnnswick ; the next mffriitii;; he raine lo my lodirings vrith !Mr. Ainl'-r�t�ii, Mr. Jafr*r,' Mr. Levy, and Mr. Bile; I rxprisstd my sniprise at this visit IVuM five strange geiillenini, when .Mr. .lalfer stid be came lo me on a Very uiipleasnnt luisints:^, whieh was to arrest me, and lhat they came from the Ali> n OfEre. Mr. Audi rsitn luttk a paper from his puiket, aiiiL �nid- that was irty passport, and that I should go with Ihein. Mr. jHlTrr begged to be permitted lo regnlnte Ihe mailer. I an. swered, bow could I 'nrrangv-I was waiting, 1 said, for a lelttr from home. 1 forgot lo stale to the Cuari, lhat whilst I was in Ibe room a l.�dy openrd Ih,.-door, looked in, shook her head, and went back dirtclly. Sly answer to the Grntlrmen was, that if they caine lo nnesl i�e I would go with Ihem. Cpo.i which Mr. Coode said, lb>il be wished lo speak 'with me- iJune. d.ev wilb.Uim iuto my'bni-'runm, wlren he made a deir.a .>l of 25n/. which h�taid Ms WeffaVe me in Brunswick; HpOn' which i answered, how can yo>li say such a tiring lo roe > I don't know wlid yoU are, or your wife. Some culluqay th u look plart^ aiccording lo Ike lasolveul's aecouul, rtspeci-ing ntt iulrigne with a Lady in Brunswick. 1 looked at him; and he at me, supposing that either one or other of us must be ittsaue, and then said, " If yon arc come here to arrest me I am willing to go wilh yon." After whii b we came bark lo the next room, aud Juiaed the othci Gen-temi-n. While there, Mr. Jaffer said, " .Mr. Ai'inr, I kn m you lo be a respectable man, and Tcqneat y�u will cumi- t. some arrangement Ihe arrtsi." 1 replied, "That before I went wilh Ihem I'd send for a couutryrann �,f iiiiuc ;" upon which .Mr Ci/OiTc recjuesled me to reliry again with him to the adjeinrug rootii. On doing to, Mr. Cuude said he had heard 1 was a Tesjieclable mar, and ibcD told me he would iufiyrin me of snim thing which J need not say. He added, " Don't mind what 1 sajd lo you before- il wis only to put yon to Ihe proof. Tuu shall noi be arrested; myself and Mr. Anderson w.ll stand your You must 'do sonielhri g for me by giving me suinc moiny, and you shall not be arrested." 1 a>.ked him how much be waiifed, and how 1 could trufit him-he answered, gire u�. yoiii* band and I'll give yo-u mine; and to shew you how J caa siive you, I'll go into llie other ro.nn aad send Ihe other gentlemen away. 1 Said if I find yon such friends as to save me from the Alira Office police, and can rely on lb, t I'll sell the -coat off* my buck and give you llie amiiuo . He iiistaully weut inio Ihe atljaining room, and sei. Ihe genllcmen away. Mr. Coudu iheu asked ue lo pu on my coat and go lo his house. 1 dressed myseli', I u wished lo wait for my frieud, Mr. Lesser. .Mr. Coode siid, 1 will leave my addriss, aud your friend can follow a . Mr.Coode, Mr. Anderson,and myself, then went out, in ilie full expcclalioo tlr^t we wereguitig lo hi* house. V>'heii we were ill the street, AZr. Coode �aid, my house is at too great dislaner, we had bcltrr go .lud gel some iefie>hmeul at a tavern. Tbey entcrfd one, and loiik a boltlc'of wine. I llieu began lo place more reliance on Mr.C^ode, finding lb other ml, "Uive me 50/., and I'll find friends who shall say ih y did hu>iurss wilh you." Hethiu said, "I shall lecuniineud you a most respectable Alluruey, by nsme Mr. Haiinam, who will coo-dacl the whole business by carrying you larough, makii^g you a bankrupt^ aud so you'll gel out of prison." i r*-plied, " You have had the most 1 had already, and 1 caii'i spend any more money.'! ] ,uw p iceived what kind of t. man he was. I gave him sliurl ansacrs, and would have uuthiug mure to do with him. II being now 6ve o'clock, ihe further examinaliun was po�lpuaed uuiil this inuriiiug. Tills muruing the cruss-examinaliun of the Insolvent coiu-neuced, through the inlri jneier. He 8�id he never was in England before last sumni r, nd was iuformrd that if be were guiUy of petjury, he wa.-. ii .hi. to Ihe puuishneut of the pdloiy aud irao>t�irUiiun. Wh�o Mr Cuude ca;ne to bis lodging", acrumpaunri^^liy bis IririnU. uulhr AUoriiiqg of ihr lOih July, it b � u . In his cross-examiaalio'D, he admitted that be had him- ; eutertd iie produced a papir, and m.ked biui wlieiher thai �lf been wade . a bankrupt many years, ihruugb the was his passport ? He replied, Yes." Ii wis ihe passp.irt means uf a cn:ilit�r,'ta irlibnit be owed ITUj The docket ' h* g "H Kdenigsbirg, a Kussinn mie, which be Imlgeii ai BBiBBiiaaiiiiHaN^ ;