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built by subscription at Palmouth, “Yes, a bed; I am aware it is an for the particular convenience of unusual time to ask for a bed, but proprietors and subscribers, and I am much fatigued.” The witthe general accommodation of ness inquired, if he had come by gentlemen in the army and navy, the coach, and he replied in the and other strangers who visit the negative, but said he had been town and neighbourhood. It was riding a great distance. The opened last week.

deceased afterwards went into the kitchen, and pulled off his

boots, and he then retired to his DECEMBER

chamber.

Henry Pearse, a waiter, deposed 1. ROYAL SOCIETY.—The fole that he was present when the delowing gentlemen were elected ceased inquired for a bed, and he officers, and of the council, of the observed that he was very wet, and Royal Society, for the ensuing appeared much fatigued. About year ;-President, sir Humphrey six o'clock the same evening, witDavy, bart.-Treasurer, Davies ness went to the chamber of the Gilbert, esq. M. P.-Secretaries, deceased, thinking that he might J. T. W. Herschel, esq. and J. G. wish to be called. The curtains Children, esq.- Council :- Old were drawn closely round the bed. Members; sir Humphrey Davy, Witness called, but, receiving no P., John Barrow, esq. lord

lord answer, pulled the curtains aside, bishop of Carlisle, Davis Gilbert, and discovered the deceased stretchesq., J. T. W. Herschel, esq., sired on his back, and his shirt and the Everard Home, bart., captain H. bed-linen steeped in blood. There Kater, John Pond, esq., James was a wound in his left side, and South, esq., W. H. Wollaston, M. he had a pistol clenched in his D. Thomas Young, M. D.-New right hand. Witness gave an Members, John Abernethy, esq., alarm, and Mr. Parsons, the proCharles Babbage, esq., captain F. prietor of the inn, and other perBeaufort, R. N., Robert Brown, sons, came up, and it was found esq., John George Children, esq., that the unfortunate young genCharles Hatchett, esq., A. B. tleman was quite dead. On a Lambert, esq., George Pearson, table in the room were two notes, M. D., William Prout, M. D. in each of which was written as

EXTRAORDINARY SUICIDE. follows: An inquest was held at the Four

Wednesday, Nov. 29. Swans, in Bishopsgate-street, on “On earth, though in one sense Mr. William Jackson, aged 20, in Heaven, the last wish of Wilwho shot himself at that inn on liam Jackson, late of Debenham, Wednesday last.

in Suffolk, who was sent from Sarah Collins, bar-maid at the thence to London to proclaim reFour Swans in Bishopsgate-street, pentance, for the kingdom of stated, that, on Wednesday morn

Heaven is at hand. I was mounted ing, about half-past nine o'clock, yesterday on the finest steed, but the deceased came there, and asked, did not make the haste I ought to if he could be accommodated with have made, for my father, who is a bed ? She repeated the word in Heaven, said to me, go on, stop “ bed,” and the deceased replied, not, your horse shall not tire until

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you have completed your task. I know that God hath sent me. I
delayed, and my uncle, Isaac have not done this because I have
Jackson, of Stoke-by-Newland, not been comfortable, mark ye-
rode after me, which I little but comfortable I have not been
thought would be the case, and as quite, because I did not make the
I arrived at the appointed place haste I ought to have made. Fare-
he overtook me and regained his well for a short time. Don't defer
horse, but not me, for I was till too late.”
determined to fulfil

These notes were folded, and on before I drank water or ate meat, the outside of each was written, which I have not done since I left “ To each and every one." Debenham. Behold

the day The coroner charged the jury, cometh, yea, and is nigh at and they returned a verdict that hand, when all of us shall be the deceased had shot himself, summoned before the throne of being at the time in a state of God to give an account of our temporary derangement.” sins. Think not of me, my dear 4. GUERNSEY.

The crown friends and brethren, but of your officers prosecuted Mr. C. Allez, selves. My God! the father of of the Forest parish, for a penall, will think of me, I have no alty of 2001., incurred by his doubt, and of you, if you only having, in the month of Septempray to him for forgiveness; if it ber last, destroyed a quantity of is only now you begin, and pray prohibited goods, then in a mill at fervently--(do this in remem Petit Box, with a view of preventbrance of me). All I have said ing their being seized by the men has had one effect-see whether belonging to the Custom-house what I have done will I trust it boat. The question before the will. 1 pray to my father that court was, whether the clause you may repent, and soon be with enacting the penalty did or did not me in Heaven. Let this be in apply to these islands. serted in every London and coun- jority of the court were of opinion, try paper, ere another Sunday ar that it did not apply to these rives, if possible, that the world islands; but only to the United may know that God hath sent me. Kingdom and the Isle of Man; Repent, repent, for the kingdom of and therefore non-suited the Heaven is at hand; for he cometh, plaintiffs. for he cometh, to judge the world, SHIPWRECK.' The Sun, , of and the people with equity. If Calcutta, was totally lost on her my prayers will make any imprese passage from Sydney, and is a sion upon them, let them, and you further proof of the dangers at shall have my fervent prayers for tending the route by Torres your everlasting happiness.

Straits. She struck “WILLIAM JACKSON.” reef of coral while steering for the “ As soon as this be found, let entrance of the passage, and went it be cried in the streets, for there to pieces almost immediately. The is a gentleman in search of me, crew having succeeded in getting and you shall be amply rewarded. the long-boat and jolly-boat afloat, Think not of me, I say again, but embarked in them, and endeaof yourselves. This I have said, voured to reach Murray's Island, and thus done, that the world may which was the nearest land, and

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where captain Gillet expected that was drifted, in some places, to the some of the vessels from New depth of one hundred feet. Among South Wales might touch. After the mountains of Perthshire the two days exposure to the weather, storm was no less dreadful. The without food or water, they got Caledonian stage-coach, between sight of the island, but the long- Perth and Inverness, was buried boat was

unfortunately driven deep in the snow at the hill called upon a reef of rocks and swamped. Drumuachder, near Dalnacardoch. The first and second officers, with Some of the

passengers

travelled a twenty-two lascars, were on board great part of the way on foot; and of her, and found a watery grave.

on the lee side of some of the The jolly-boat reached Murray's mountains and rocks, the snow was Island in safety, and her crew, drifted to a depth far exceeding consisting of captain Gillet, a pas one hundred feet. A man and a senger, and ten men taken on board, woman were also found dead were in the John Munro, which among the snow, near Moulin. vessel touched at the island two or Two commercial travellers left three days after their arrival. The Pitmain after dinner, on Friday inhabitants of Murray's Island are afternoon, immediately before the described as little better than approach of the storm in that savages, many of them going about quarter, with the expectation of perfectly naked.

reaching Dalwhinnie (a distance of DREADFUL STORMS IN SCOT- thirteen miles) that evening, but LAND. - A tremendous storm of proceeded only a few miles, when wind and snow devastated the the fury of the storm, and the - highlands of Perth and Inverness depth of the snow, rendered it imshires, on Friday and Saturday last possible to proceed. Endeavouring The loss of human life already as to return, they found the obstacles certained is deplorable; and the still greater, and were ultimately destruction of sheep and cattle in obliged to leave their horses and the highland districts is said to be gig, and attempt to get forward on immense. A letter from Inver- foot. After a dismal night, gropness states, that “such a dread- ing in the dark, they reached Dalful storm had never been known whinnie on Saturday, at 10 o'clock there as that on Friday, a strong in quite an exhausted state. The north-east wind, with heavy snow, collars of their great coats, and the so thick and dark that one's sight handkerchiefs they had wrapped could not penetrate it a dozen about their throats, were frozen yards. This continued all day. so hard, that they had to be removed In the evening less snow fell, bút by being cut off with knives. When the wind continued awful during they had recovered strength so faras the night.” It further appears to give an account of their mishap, that the roads to the east and north- they mentioned where the horses ward of Inverness, were so much had been left, and as soon as the fury obstructed, as to prevent the ar of the storm had abated, some men rival of stage-coaches; and set outon foot, and found the horses the mails, with great difficulty still alive, but completely covered and exertion, arrived there about with snow. In Perth, and the twelve hours beyond their regular low country adjacent, there was time. The show in the highlands, comparatively little snow, but the

cold was intense, and the wind places of entertainment, several of blew a perfect hurricane. Trees the accidents of that night must be in various quarters were broken ascribed. The loss of lives of peodown. Between Crieff and Mut- ple venturing home from the town hill, numbers of large trees were to their places of abode in the torn up by the roots, and many of country is variously estimated ; them lying across the road, the it is certain, however, that no mail coach from Perth to Glasgow fewer than eleven or twelve pewas detained nearly two hours be- rished in the vicinity of Inverness. fore the road could be cleared so as A man and a woman were found to enable it to proceed. The de- dead next morning near Castle struction of live stock in the high- Stewart, and two other persons lands was great, and being almost the died on the road to Nairn. A sole property in that quarter, must woman of the name of Grant, albe severely felt by the proprietors. though accompanied by her sister, Out of flocks of sheep consisting of expired at the Bridge of Moniack, 1,000, not abové one hundred have, within a short distance of her own in many instances, been saved; and house. Two young men, who left those which still survive cannot town for Strathdearn in the evenfind sustenance, nor will the snow ing, were found in a state of expermit of their being removed to haustion by the way side, and died the low country.

shortly after. One man was found Inverness. On Friday last dead near Cuidrash, another near about 7 o'clock in the morning, the Arderdrean; a woman and her son, a gale burst out with fury, accom- boy of fifteen years of age, were panied with thick-falling snow, likewise found dead at Duntemple, and occasional showers of sleet, in near the church of Boleskine, a manner that afforded but little within 200 yards of their own hopes for the safety of any living door. Several

persons have likething that might have been ex wise been missing since Friday ; posed to its fury. The Martinmas and it is feared must be admarket, which was held there that ded to this melancholy list of day, was the means, however, of deaths. Many were found on the leading many persons from home, roads in an exhausted and powerand the town was more crowded less condition ; but, by the aid of than could have been expected passers-by and neighbours, recoverfrom the state of the weather. ed. The accounts from sea, are During the whole of that day, and equally disastrous. The John and the following night, the storm Alexander, belonging to this port, continued unabated, and even in the as well as two new schooners built town, it became a matter of peril at Spey, and belonging to Banff, to pass from one house or street have become complete wrecks, in to another. As little or no busi- the very harbour of Banff. Two ness could be done in the streets, vessels were driven on shore at many of the people resorted in Speymouth; and a vessel was lost groups to the shelter afforded by off Stotfield.' The Aultaskiach, the closes in town, and others to of Aberdeen was driven ashore on the public-houses--and it is to be the old bar of Findhorn, four miles feared, that to the necessarily pro- below Nairn. longed visits of the people to these DESTRUCTIVE FIRE,

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day evening last, about half-past these few years, at the expense of six o'clock, the elegant mansion of many thousand pounds. T. Hicker, esq., at Burton Park, 8. OLD BAILEY-George Annear Petworth, was discovered to cliffe and James Hill were tried for be on fire by a person accidentally having administered to Henry passing by the front of it, who ob- Tyers, aged four years, a quantity served a considerable light in one of gin, which caused his death. of the centre bed-rooms. An In one count the offence was alarm being given, the whole room charged as murder, in another as was found to be one body of fire. manslaughter. Davis, a servant to The family were taking their the proprietor of the Portland-arms dessert, having just dined. Shortly

. public-house, great Maryleboneafter seven o'clock, the earl of street, deposed, that, at the request Egremont's and the town engines of the prisoners, he brought to arrived on the spot, and soon com them to the stables, three quarterns menced playing on the burning of gin, at short intervals, the ruins. In the mean time, several greater part of which the two pripersons were actively employed in soners drank; the remaining porsaving the furniture and property, tion of each quartern (something which was in part accomplished, about half a glass) he gave to the but the fire having broke out in child to drink, by the order of the the centre, raged with increased prisoner Hill. Hill paid for the fury, threatening the destruction of gin. The child afterwards came the whole mansion. It was got un to the Portland arms for a fourth derabout

eleven o'clock, after having quartern of gin, to take to the pricompletely destroyed the centre and soners at the stables; he did not west wing of the building, together then appear affected by the quanwith the greater partof the valuable tity he had drank. The prisoner furniture and effects, including Ancliffe was cleaning horses, and those of the elegant Roman Catho- Hill was scouring a bit. Thomas lic chapel, which formed a part of Garrat, another servant at the the west end. The east wing, in Portland-arms, stated, that he took which were the domestic offices, to the stables the quartern of gin was saved, with the exception of ordered by the child ; the child the roof. It is understood that no went with him. Hill asked the part of the property was insured. child, whether he would have some The fire broke out in the sleeping gin; the child answered yes. Hill apartments. A servant girl went filled the glass and gave it to him; up stairs to turn down the beds, the child drank it; Hill filled and using only one hand for that another glass and drank part of it, purpose, while she held the candle witness filled it again, Hill gave in the other, set fire to the bed- the full glass to the child, who curtains, and endeavoured to put drank it. Hill ordered another it out, but in vain. The drawing- quartern (the fifth), witness rooms, chapel, and the whole suite brought it to him. Hill gave

the of rooms in the body of the house, first glass of it to the child; the were destroyed. The house was child drank it, and part of the serendered a complete wreck, and cond glass. Hill paid for both many articles were stolen. The quarterns. The child fell down mansion has been rebuilt within and appeared in pain ; neither of

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