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To the gentlemen belonging to ty during his life, lias been left 3007. the chief cashier's office, about per annum. twenty in number, from 801. to 1001. The second report of the commit. each, with about two exceptions. tee on the public expenditure, which

To the porters at the bank and was ordered to be printed in August lodge, from 101. to 501, each, and last, and which had for its object to the domestics of the deceased's an elucidation of the management of household the like sums.

the public debt by the bank, is enThe residue of the property is titled to attention. left among the relatives of the de. The report commences by an in. ceased ; araong them a Chelsea pen vestigation of the profit derived by sioner, who, during the life of Mr. the bank from the management of Newland, received 50l. per annum, the public debt. The following has been left 1001. a year. A far. statement shews the increase of the mer's servant at Hornsey, who did debt, and of the charges of managenot partake of Mr. Newland's boun- ment:

Debt Unredeemed. Charges of Management. 5th Jan. 1786.........224, 102,424.....100,846

1797........ 272,892,444.... 115,543 _ -1800........ 376,185,101.... 170,053

-1807........ 550,441,314... 265,818 To the last sum for management is to be added on account of the Austrian loan ...........

£.5,687 Allowance towards the expences of the house......

4,000 Original allowance on 4,000,0001. purchased from the South. sea company,......

1,898 The balances of public money in the hands of the bank form the next head of consideration; these are stated as follows: custom, excise, and stamps, average balance kept at the baok, during three months, ending 5th January, 1807,. 457,000 Post.office, ditto,.........

25,500 Sundry other accounts, under the heads of pay-master-ge

neral of the forces, treasurer of the navy, &c........... 1,531,974 Arcrage amount of unclaimed dividends, during the year 1806,

deducting 376,7391. lent to government on that account without interest ........................

964,415 Commissioners for the reduction of the national debt....... 1,488,073 Eschequer money, accumulating for the payment of divi. dends, average amount..

....... 6,167,928

2.10,629,890 To this is to be added, the sum remaining on account of the

commissioners under the convontion with the United States of America.

475,099

Total £.11,104.919 The committee then shew, that the ter, ending 5th Jan. 1807, exceed. actual balances in the bank, ated the average amount stated. four different periods of the quar. They calculated the annual in

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terest upon these balances, at be- persons thus circumstanced in a tween 5 and 600,000l. being at the greater degree of intimacy. Lord rate of 51. per. cent, which they Elgin and the defendant became consider to be not far from the very intimate. He was received as amount of the profits arising from the most welcome visitant at his this source.

lordship's house ; but unfortunately, The following is stated as the a. he availed himself of that intimacy mount of bank notes (exclusive of to injurc his unsuspecting friend in 11. and 21. notes) in circulation at the tenderest part. Mr. Fergusdifferent periods :

son obtained his liberation from 7th Feb. 1795..... 12,870,500 France much earlier than lord El612 Feb. 1796.... 11,215,000 gin. ller ladyship continued with 1st Feb. 1806..... 12,856.770 him until the year 1805; when she 1st Feb. 1807.... 12,333,430 came to England, to endeavour to

The report concludes by enume. procure his lordship's liberation, rating the advantages which the in which Mr. Fergusson appeared public derive from the bank, and to lend his most cordial assistance; bearing testiinony to the favourable and, in fact, many of the letters disposition so often manifested on written to lord Elgin upon that the part of the bank towards the subjcct, were written from them public service.

both. At length' the French Sheriff's Court, Tuesday, Dec, 22. government agreed to accept gene. Lord Elgin r. l'ergosson. Crim, con ral Boyer in excbange for , lord --The inquisition of damages in Elgin; and his lordship returned to the action brought against the de. England in April, 1806. He should fendant for criminal conversation shew by her ladyship's letters, that with the plaintiff's wife, came on to her passion for her husband conti. be assessed this day, before Mr. nued long after she had left bim Burchell, the under-sheriff, and a in France; but while she had been special jury.

in England alone, there was mueh Mr. Garrow, as leading counsel reason to believe that her affections for the plaintiff, stated to the jury from her husband had been totally the circumstances of the case :-Ilis alienated. Her ladyship had laio. lordship intermarried with his lady in of a child in Paris, which had in Scotland in the year 1799, and died, and was embalmed and sent to soon afterwards was appointed to England to be buried. She had an embassy to Coustantinople, lain-in of another after her return where his lordship resided until the to Baker-street; and when bil year 1803. At that time he was lordship arrived in England he wa on his return to Europe; and pase surprized at a letter from her, re sing through France, was, in com. questing that she might not be po mon with other Englishmen, arres. in the same situation again. As h ted by the order of government. knew that she had suffered mor The defendant, Mr. Fergusson, than usual in these child-bearings was also at that time in France, he thought it might arise from and was one of the persons detain. recollection of those sufferings, an ed by the French government that in a short time the memory a Similarity of fortunes united the them would die away, and tha be then should be restored to his Mr. R. Stirling stated, that he conjugal rights. They went to was one of the English arrested in the North together, and resided at Paris in May, 1803; at that time the house of Mr. Nesbitt, the lady's he visited lord Elgin, and Mr. Ferfather, and here he was astonished gusso' was one of the party. Lord to find that his wife more peremp- and lady Elgin appeared to live torily insisted on separate beds. upon the best terms. While he was thus agitated to disco. Captain Donnellan, of the Narcisvar from what cause this conduct of sus, carried lord and lady Elgin his wife could arise, a letter by from Athens, in a toir round the chance fell into his hands, directed Greck Islands in 1803, and they jn 2 coarse hand for 6. Me Laidi El. appeared very happy together. gia." On opening the envelope, General Murray and Mr. Charles he was astonished to find a letter Duff gave the same testimony. from the defendant, couched in This evidence, with the letter such passionate language, as left which had been read by Mr. GarDo roon to doubt of the dishonour row, and which the defendant's tshich had been imposed upon him. coursel admitted had been truly This at once solved the mystery of read, formed the plaintiff's case. his wife's conduct, and led to the Mr. Topping, for the defendant, discovery of a correspondence, addressed the jury in an able speech, which he found was carried on un. in mitigation of damages. lle con. der covers to two female servants. tended, that there was no proof of Those letters he held in his hand; the aggravated circumstances stated and from 'such parts as he would by Mr. Garrow, and that it did not mal, the jury would see what in. appear that there was any viola. haite pains had been taken to sc- tion of hospitality. With respect Luce the affection of that lady from to the letters, they were a most ridiher husband. Mr. Garrow here culous medley of love and madness, read extracts from the letters of or love run mad, and would dis. the defendant, which were couched grace the worst novel of the last u the most impassioned language. century. He acknowledged the He then read her ladyship's letters high character of lord Elgin, and to her husband while he remained only entreated the jury not to act in France after her return to Eng. from feelings of anger; but that land, which were replete with af. they would measure out their da. factionate expressions of feeling mages with calmness and justice.-be the situation of her husband. Verdict - Damazes ten thousand liaving concluded, he called upon pounds! kele jury to give the plaintiff the 23. As the Salisbury coach was plot ample damages for the injury he coming to town last night, the fog, kad sustained from the defendant, was so thick, the coachman could

William Hamilton and John Mo. not see his way ; and at the en. ter, two gentlemen attached to the trance of the little town of Bed. Embassy, and who accompanied font, near Ilounslow, the horses lord Elgin to Constantinople, spoke went off the road into the pond

the affectionate terms in called the King's Water,dragging the hich the plaintiff and his wife ap. coach along with them. A very fine cared to live together.

young man, about 25 years of age,

of tho name of Lockhart Wain. that the waggon would be overturn right, was killed on the spot. He was ed, and crush him to death ere hi dressed in the apiform of the 9th light returned. Upon mentioning this dragoons. The water is about two extraordinary dream to his wife feet dcep, with a soft bottom of she advised him not to go, but to · mud, about two feet more. Whe, plead the excuse of illness to hi ther he was suffocated in the mud, master ; but unwilling to do this or killed by a blow, cannot be and being firmly persuaded that th ascertained. When dragged out of dreadful catastrophe would hap the water, he appeared to have re- pen the next time he went with the ceived a very violent contusion on team, he set out; on his return his forehead. The body was con being fatigued with his journey veyed to thc Duke's Head public. (instead of taking every precau house, in Bedfont. In the inside of tion to prevent the accident he s the coach were four females, the much dreaded), he unthinkingly go wife of the deceased (formerly miss upon the shafts and fell asleep Pearoc), her maid, a Swiss governess he had not been thus sito in the family of the marquis of Aber. ated long, when the horses, bein corn, and another lady. They left to their own guidance, and th all narrowly escaped drowning. No. ground entirely covered with snow thing but the specdy assistance the animals mistook their way, an from Bedfont could have saved them. went several yards out of the road Above 100 persons were assembled by which means the waggon wa in a few moments, most of them thrown on one side, and fe soldiers from Bedfont. The sol.' on the unfortunate sufferer, wh diers leaped into the water, and ex. was taken up a corpse. He was tricated the ladies from their peri. most valuable servant, and had live lous situation; the body of the upwards of twenty years in h coach lying on its side, with one last place. It is melancholy of the horses drowned, and the rest relate, that he has left a very larg kicking and plunging violently. family to bewail his loss; all The inside passengers were brui. whom he took leave of ere he si sed, but not dangerously. Mr. out on his journey, in the fall pet Wainright owed his death to his smasion that he should never se humanity. The night being very them more. severe, he had given his place in 26. An inquisition was take side to his maid, and mounted the at Little Hatch, on the Acton road box beside the cachman, with on the body of H. R. Vanduk whom he was convorsing at the time esq. who met his death on Chris of the accident.

mas evening, lwy falling over a bat A fatal accident happened a nister to the depth of about thirt short tiine ago near the village of feet. It appeared in evidend llopton Watt. s, in Shropshire. It that the deceased, who was recent appears, tat a waggoner was to a merchant residing in Broad-stree rise early on the following more and who lately took up his res

ing to accompany his mas:er's dence in the neighbourhood - team to Ludlow, to fetch grain ; on Putacy, went to the house of H the night preceding, he dreamt sister at the place above name with his son and daughter; and on der of sessions, upon the followbeing about to retire at nine o'clock, ing grounds.—1st, That it appeared the deceased made a trip in some by the order, that Mary Taylor baize at the door of the drawing- had been examined to prove the room, by which he fell over the non-access of her husband, which by bannisters, and did not alight un. law she could not be admitted to do. til he fell on the stones in the hall — 2dly, That the statutes 6 Geo. of the kitchen. His head was frac. II. c. 31. and 18 Elizabeth, which tured, besides being shockingly give the justices power to make an bruised; but he appeared lost to order of affiliation, do not apply, paio, and died in a very short time. except as to cases where the bas. -Verdict, Accidental Death.

tard is born of a single woman : A gentleman of respectability, of and lastly, that it appeared by the the name of Alcott, who resided at order, in terms, that the husband the house of Mrs. M'Coulley, in had access to his wife during a part Oxford street, put a period to his of the period of her pregnancy, and existence, by nearly severing his therefore by the law of England the head from his body with a razor, child was not a bastard, but the The deceased was an officer in a legitimate issue of the husband. regiment of the line ; and it is sup. The material words of the order, posed that he committed suicide in upon which the questions occurred, a fit of despondency, occasioned were " Whereas it appears to us, by a disappointment in his affections as well upon the oath of Mary Tay. for a female, who had received bis lor as otherwise, that the said H. visits for the last twelve months, Taylor had not access to her from and who was married on Sunday the 9th of April, 1804, till the 9th last to a rival,

day of Jane, 1806,” the child being A Mr. Woodley, near Cork in born upon the 13th day of July, Ireland, has advertised a mansion 1806, being about a fortnight after and demesnc not far from that city, the return of H. Taylor to cohabit to let on lease for the term of nine with his wife. lousand nine hundred years.

The case was argued by Mr. Court of King's Bench-illegitimate Stokes, for the respondents, and Mr. child. The King o. Henry Luff. Wilson, Mr. Alderson, aud Ms. The defendant was the reputed King, for the appellants, and the father of a bastard child, of the following cases were cited-Rex v. body of one Mary Taylor, the wife Alberton, i Lord Raym. 395 ; of one Henry Taylor, who was ab. 2. Salk. 483; Rex v. St. Bride's ; Sent from his wife, and had not ac. 1. Str. 51; Pendrel y, Pendrel, 2. cess to her at the supposed period of Ser. 925; 2. Bott. 447, Rex v. the procreation, but who returned Bedall, 2. Str. 1073; Thomson v. just previous to the birth of the Saul, 4. Term Rep. 356; Rex v child. Two justices made an or. Reading, Ca. Temp. llard. 79. der of bastardy against Luff, Lord Ellenborough, chief justice. and upon appeal to the sessions, -Three objections have been ta. the same was confirmed. It ken to this order First, that the was now moved to quash the wife is supposed to have been exa. order of justices, and the er. piped generally upon oath as to

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