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ground would admit, pushed for- king and country: but one senti.. ward through the wood upon the ment of regret and mortification enemy, who, although greatly su- prevailed, on being obliged to quit: perior in numbers, and supported a beaten enemy, whom a small band by field-pieces, and a heavy fire of British soldiers had drive:: before from their fort, fled with precipita- them for three hours, through a tion to their block-house and fort, country abounding in strong posiabandoning one of their
guns. The tions of defence, but not offering a division under colonel Young was spotor cleared ground favourable for joined in the charge by that under the operations of disciplined troops, major Drummond, which was ex- without having fully accomplished ecuted with such spirit and prompt- the duty we were ordered to per, ness, that many of the enemy fell form.” in their enclosed barracks, which 27. A man of the name of Leary, were set on fire by our troops: at his wife, and another man, were this point the further energies of brought up, and underwent exathe troops became unavailing. mination, charged on suspicion of Their block-house and stockaded having murdered the man that was battery could not be carried by as- discovered in a pond near Wellingsault, nor reduced by field-pieces, ton-square,Gray's.inn-lane,on Monhad we been provided with them : day morning last. It appeared in the fire of the gun-boats proved in- evidence that the deceased had efficient to attain that end : light lately come from Ireland, and in and adverse winds continued, and company with his wife went to our larger vessels were still far off. Leary's lodgings, where after hav. The enemy turned the heavy ord- ing drunk freely, the prisoner, the nance of the battery to the interior deceased, and his wife, went out defence of his post. He had set together. They called at a public fire to the store houses in the vici- house in Field-lane, where they had nity of the fort. Seeing no object more to drink, and then proceeded within our reach to attain that could up Holborn-hill, desiring the wife compensate for the loss we were to go home, and that they would momentarily sustaining from the be there immediately. The deheavy fire of the enemy's cannon, ceased not returning · home the I directed the troops to take up the whole night, his wife, on Monday position on the crest of the hill we morning, went to the prisoner had charged from. From this po. Leary's lodgings to inquire after sition we were ordered to re-em- her husband, when Leary's wife bark, which was performed at our would give no information. The leisure, and in perfect order, the prisoners were committed for reenemy not presuming to show a examination. single soldier without the limits of Thursday morning James Leary his fortress. Your excellency hav- was again put to the bar, and the ing been a witness of the zeal and further investigation of the murder ardent courage of every soldier in
every soldier in of Edward Clifford took place.the field, it is unnecessary in me to Mary Clifford, wife to the deceased, assure your excellency
that but one
was brought forward, and being in sentiment animated every breast, a very weak state, the magistrates that of discharging to the utmost ordered her a chair. Her evidence of their power their duty to their on a former day was read over,
and was in substance the same as husband were together at twelve she gave before the coroner's jury. o'clock at night, at a public-house In addition she stated, that to the near to where the murder was com. best of her knowledge, her husband mitted; that they called for half a had, on the day preceding the gallon of becr, and that my husmurder, one 51.note, seven ll. notes, band paid for it; in doing which two guineas in gold, and 16s. in he pulled out all his money, the silver. Leary, the prisoner, she said, notes and the two guineas, on which knew of her husband's having this the landlord asked Leary if he money; and she accounted for his knew who my husband was, and knowledge in the following way :- that Leary answered, “Oh ! he is “ Leary asked me on the Sunday my brother, and I will take care of morning, in the presence of my him.' The landlord soon after turn. husband, whether he or I had the ed them both out. The young wo: money in keeping; and I told him man further told me, that Leary what there was of it, it was with was met at four o'clock in the my husband; my husband was an. morning by a butcher belonging to gry at my telling he had money Fleet-market, who had said that about him, and said, Did I want Leary was in a state of great perto get him murdered? Leary told spiration, and was wiping his fore. me on Sunday night, that my hus. head with the neck-handkerchief my band intended to leave London the husband wore the night before the pext morning at two o'clock, which murder.” Mrs. Clifford could not made me watch liim very close all tell who this young woman was, day. When I parted with my hus- or what brought her to her room. band for the last time, Leary was There was no person in the room with him; my husband was very but herself when the young woman drunk, but Leary was sober.” Mrs. related this story. The magistrates, Clifford was repeatedly asked by in consequence of this statement, the magistrates if she had any thing immediately dispatched officers in else to say, or if she could recollect search of the public-house ; alsa anything else that had passed ? other officers to make the necessary when she answered as often in the inquiries of all the butchers in negative; but just as the magis- Fleet-market, to know if any of trates were about to dispense with them or their servants had seen the her further attendance, she related prisoner at the hour stated. The the following story : “ This morn- deceased's hat and the shoemaker's ing, before I came here, a young hammer were then produced. The woman, who was from Ireland, hat was sworn to by Mrs. Clifford, came to my room; she had on a also by the person of whom it was round hat, and I think I should purchased. Two of the police of know her again if was to see her ; ficers of Hatton-garden swore, that I think she said she did something they found the hammer now proabout Fleet-market ; but my hus. duced in the prisoner's room cover, band's corpse was brought home, ed over with coals. The hammer, and I was much distressed, and I of which one end is round and the hardly know what she said ; but I other flat, and about two inches do remember so much which relates wide, was compared with the cut to my late husband. The young in the hat, and the flat end exactly woman told me, that Leary and my corresponded.
[Leary was afterward brought to brought upon the scaffold a fer trial, convicted, and executed.] minutes beto:e cight o'clock; and
29. George Woodward, a clergy- after Ennis had reinained in prayer man, who was apprehended at for some time with a catholic cler. Vauxhall-gardens on the night of, gymar., and the other three with the grand fête, for picking the the ordinary of Newgate, they met pocket of Mr. Charles Deare, of their fate with becoming fortitude, . Harcourt buildings, Inner Temple, Smith and Ennis evinced great pewas again brought up for re-exa- nitence. Birkett had contrived to mination. Mr. Ives, the keeper of secrete a pistol with so much adthe prison in Horsemonger-lane, in dress as to evade detection on the whose custody Mr. Woodward has search which took place upon the been, stated to the magistrate his night before the execution; and opinion, that the prisoner was la- about eleven o'clock, although a bouring under mental derange- fellow prisoner and one of the turn
This opinion was founded keys were in the cell with him, he on his fighty and irregular con- discharged a ball into his left side. 'duct whilst in confinement. Mr. He failed however in his object of Ives's suspicions having been ex- destroying himself, and only in. cited soon after Mr. Woodward en- flicted a wound which occasioned tered the prison, he had him re- him some pain. He was enabled moved to his own apartments where to ascend the scaffold without ashe could observe him more closely. sistance, and submitted to his fate The result of this observation was a with the others. conviction that his suspicion respecting the insanity of the prisoner
AUGUST. was well founded, and he sent for Mr. Dixon, the medical gentleman 1. The following form of prayer who attends the prison. Mr. Dixon and thanskgiving for the repeated agreed in opinion with Mr. Ives, successes obtained over the French and by his advice M1. Ives placed army in Spain by the allied forces, a man with the prisoner continually, and especially for the signal viclest he should attempt to do him- tory of the 21st of June, was read self any personal injury.
in all churches and chapels:peared that the prisoner was in
“ O Lord God of Hosts, who the habit of taking large quantities chiefly declarest thy almighty of opiurn. No one appearing to power by protecting the oppressed, prosecute, the magistrate discharg- and smiling to the ground the ed the prisoner, and he was deliver- proud oppressor, and who, in the ed over to his friends.
defence of injured nations, teachest
thy servanis to war, and giruest EXECUTION.
them with strength for battle, we 29. This morning William Bad. yield Thee praise and thanksgiving cock, Peter Patrick Ennis, and Ed. for the continued successes in Spain, mund Birkett, for forgery, and with which Thou hast been pleased William Smith, for taking money to crown the conduct of our gene: out of a letter, were executed before ral, and the valour of our soldiers; the debtors' door, Newgate, in pre. but more especially for the signal sence of a great concourse of specta- and decisive victory which, under tors. These unhappy men were the same commander, Thou hast
recently vouchsafed to the allied ar- The superb mantle of garter mies in the battle of Vittoria. Con-' blue velvet, lined with white lus. tinue, we pray Thee, thy blessing tring. The badge of the order upon the counsels of our general; richly embroidered. The mantle maintain and support the courage is fastened on the neck with blue and strength of the allied armies; and gold rope, with two long rich sanctify the cause in which they are tassels. The hood of crimson vel united; and as it hath pleased vet, which is worn on the right Thee to put back with confusion of shoulder. face the proud invader of Spain The gloves white kid, trimmed and Portugal, let the allied armjes with silver lace. and allied kingdoms prostrate them- The Spanish hat of black velvet, selves with one consent before T.ee, with a large plume of ostrich and and acknowledge with humility of heron feathers. heart the victory to be thine. Flowing ringlets of hair, with These prayers and (thanksgivings a bunch of white ribbons to tie we humbly offer to thy Divine Ma- them, jesty, in the name and through the The splendid gold collar of the mediation of our Lord and Saviour order, with the medal of St. George, Jesus Christ.”
to hang on the breast, and large
bunches of broad white ribbons and EMPEROR OF RUSSIA AND ORDER OF
The emperor Alexander is the The following are the parapher. first Russian monarch that has nalia prepared for his imperial been admitted into the order of the majesty's investment. They have garter. been made with all possible magnificence, but with strict adherence
CHELMSFORD. to the pattern of the general ha- 6. This day came on the trial of biliments. The only difference is, William Cornwell, on suspicion of that the mantle is as long as the being the murderer of the late Mrs. king's.
Stephens, of Woodford; when, af. The shoes of white kid, orna. er a laborious and patient inves. mented with silver. lace and roses. tigation, which occupied the court
The stockings and pantaloons of nearly six hours, he was found white silk, manufactured for the Guilty. The evidence, although purpose in one.
merely circumstantial, was neverThe jacket or doublet, and trunk, theless so conclusive, being supof rich white silver lisslie, orna- ported by various corroborative cir. mented with silver lace, in imitation cumstances, as detailed at length of point lace.
by eighteen witnesses for the proThe sword has a gold hilt ; the secution, that the jury returned belt and scabbard are covered with their verdict without a moment's rich crimson velvet.
hesitation. The learned judge The surcoat of rich crimson (Ellenborough) in a most impresvelvet.
sive manner immediately passed A large silver lace rosette for the sentence of death upon the prisoner, right knee. The installation gars and ordered him for execution on ter, richly embroidered, for the Monday next. leit knee.
Under the very peculiar circum.
SCHOOLS FOR ALL.
stances of the case, the magistrates contain 38,560 houses, 84,529 fa-
one sum, ? life member; and every
5th. That the wretched ignothe judge pronouncing the awful rance of a large portion of the posentence of the law, the prisoner, pulation is the fruitful parent of with a convulsive grin, said, - crime, the records of the Old Bailey, “ Thank you, my lord, and gentle- and the letter of the rev. Dr. Ford, men;" upon which he was removed ordinary of Newgate, to Basil Mon: from the bar.
tagu, esq. afford melancholy proofs.
6th, That the benerits of educa.
Lion and of moral training are such, The following resolutions were
that of tlie many thousands of passed at a meeting at which sir children educated at the Royal LanJames Mackintosh presided.
casterian Institution, none has been
known to be prosecuted for a crimi, At a meeting of the West London nal offence. Lancasterian Association, lield
7th. That to take the children the 2d of August, 1813 ;-şir from the streets, and to train them James Mackintosh, M.P. in the up in goodness, is the object of this chair ;
association. It was resolved, 1st. That this ' Ath. That to effect this object, association intends providing in- inquiries will be made from house struction in reading, writing, arith- to house by members of this assometic, and good morals, for the ciation, both to ascertain the stumchildren of both sexes, and of every ber of uneducated children, and to religious denomination, in a district receive subscriptions; and it is exbounded on the north by the new pected, and respectfully requested, road from Paddington to Battle that the applications be received bridge ; on the east by Gray's-inn- , with civility, the inquiries cheerlane and the city of London to the fully answered, and such contr bilThames; on the south, by the tions as may be convenient will be Thames from the city of London made. In this inquiry the assistto the intended bridge to Vauxhall; ance of gentlemen desirous of acand on the west, from Milbank, tively exerting themselves in prothrough Grosvenor-place, Park- motirg the great object of this aslane, and the Edgeware-road to the sociation, is anxiously entreated, and New-road.
they are requested, as early as pos. 2d. That by the last returns to sable, to send their names to the parliament, this district appears to secretary.