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WANTONNESS AND MURDER. resolution. On being asked to explain It seems totally impossible, that, in the occasion of such unexpected conour most deliberate calculations, we duct, she frankly replied, “ that she had should be able to set bounds to the just seen a man whom she liked better excesses of human depravity. When than the person she was about to wantonness associates with barbarity, marry.” This declaration soon brought a new feature is added to common affairs to a crisis. The marriage cerewickedness; and we are rather at a mony was suspended ; and as an imloss to determine, which has the great- mediate dissolutio of partnership est claim to our detestation,—the vice took place, the minister conducted the itself, or the effrontery with which it parties to distinct doors. The half is associated.

bridegroom, rather disgusted with her At Maestricht, some time in Febru- conduct, than mortified at his disapary, 1817, as a newly-married couple pointment, declared that his affections were crossing a foot-bridge, they were were alienated from her, and that attacked by some villains, who not nothing should induce him to take her only took from them their superfluous for his wife, even if her resolution garments, but literally stripped them were to alter. One of his friends findstark naked, and then deliberately ing him in such good spirits, intimathanged them on two separate trees, ed, that, as the supper was prepared, contiguous to each other. After they the priest still at hand, and many of had been in this situation some time, the guests were in waiting, much time a cartman passing that way, beheld the and expense might be spared, if he horrid spectacle.

The

was would return to the church, and conquite dead; but in the woman he per- clude the ceremony with one of the ceived some remains of life, as she bridemaids. The hint was instantly had introduced her hand between the taken, and the proposal made ; and as rope and her neck, when the monsters the fair one had no objection, they became their executioners. On tak- immediately returned, got married, ing her down, the cartman pulled off repaired to the house, and regaled his frock, and wrapped it round her; themselves with the supper which had and in this condition conveyed her to a been provided for the other, and partly public-house at no great distance. at the expense of her friends. A few Among the company who were there weeks afterwards, the deserter was drinking, was a wretch, who, in the married to “ the man whom she liked hurry of the moment, exclaimed, better;” and both husbands meeting “Good God! this is the woman that shortly after these events, shook hands, we hanged.” His companions in- and they have continued to live in stantly took the alarm, and, together friendship ever since. with himself, immediately made off. Diligent search was made for them,

PROTESTANT UNION. but nothing could ever lead to their detection.

We have just been favoured with a copy of some important resolutions,

entered into at a meeting of the ProHYMENEAL ANECDOTE.

testant Union, held on the 17th instant, Some time since, in the Highlands of at the London Tavern, Stephen CattScotland, an affectionate lover con- ley, Esq. in the chair. Of these resoducted his intended bride to the altar, lutions, which are fourteen in number, to secure her for life. The marriage we can only give the following conceremony began, and proceeded with densed epitome. its accustomed regularity, until the 1. That the demands now making by

was asked this important the Catholics, affect our civil and reliquestion, “ Wilt thou have this man gious liberties. 2. That these demands for thy wedded husband ?” to which, are political, and aim at dominion, with much' apparent sincerity, she re- which will affect the government of plied “ No.” The poor bridegroom the British empire. 3. That Protestwas half petrified, and gazed upon antism is the great security of our her with astonishment; but no expos- happiness and welfare. 4. That the tulation either from himself, from the British Constitution and Government minister, or from the friends of both are essentially and fundamentally Proparties, could induce her to alter her testant. 5. That the coronation oath

fair one

peculiar sagacity; and his conduct, from the shore, and immediately turnwhen he abstained from active opera- ed on her beam ends. The captain, in tions at particular seasons, such as he hopes that she would recover her promanifested in March, 1814, she ascribes per position, and that the people on to a sound and enlightened view of board might be saved from the peril of the interests of Sweden and France ; their situation, ordered her masts to be although many others, who only saw cut away. But every effort proved in the fact, without being able to com- | vain. Her hull remained immoveably prehend the reasons by which he was fixed on the rock; and after continuguided, attributed his inactivity to an ing in this state all night, and part of instability of disposition, or an inten- the next day, she divided asunder, tion to deceive. To confirm the truth and became a perfect wreck. The of her own opinion, she has related quarter deck and the cabin being the following anecdote :

separated from the other parts, the “ When news was brought him that pumps and stores were washed out, the French had entered Moscow, the and nothing but a scene of horror preenvoys of the different powers, who sented itself. Many of the sailors at were then in his palace at Stockholm, this instant jumped overboard, under were thunderstruck: he alone declared the delusive hope of being able to firmly, that, from the date of this swim on shore, although the land was event, the campaign was lost to the fifteen miles distant. Several of these conquerors; and, addressing himself were almost immediately drowned, to the Austrian Envoy, at a time when alongside of the wreck. One boat, the troops of that power still formed a however, and only one, remained; and part of the army of Napoleon, “ You in this the captain and a few men promay,” said he, write to the Emperor, ceeded on shore, to seek assistance, that Napoleon is lost, although the and to procure some fresh water. Just capture of Moscow seems the greatest at this time, your cousin jumped into exploit in his military career. I was the sea, and soon caught hold on one near him when he expressed himself of the pumps, that was floating near in this way, and did not, I confess, the wreck; and not long afterwards put entire faith in his predictions. But reached one of the masts, that had his profound knowledge of the art of drifted to a considerable distance, war, disclosed to him an event at that where it remained stationary, on actime least expected by others.” count of the rigging which was entan

gled among the craggy rocks at the bottom. On perceiving that the mast

could make no approaches towards the Extract from a private letter, giving shore, he again quitted his station, an account of a shipwreck near the after having rested some time, and island of Cuba, not long before the swam towards a part of the wreck, Slave Trade was abolished.

on which he espied four men. This “ Your cousin Richard has lately fragment, which proved to be the main arrived from a disastrous voyage, in a grating, he at length reached with most pitiable condition, having lost all extreme difficulty, and was nearly exhis clothes and his watch; and his life hausted when he joined his companions seems to have been preserved by a mi-in misfortune. The wind was favourraculous interposition of Providence. able; and they were driven to land in

“On the middle passage from the about four hours. But the part of the coast of Africa to Barbadoes, the ship island on which they landed being unhad an engagement with an English cultivated and uninhabited, no assistcutter, and many broadsides were ex- ance was to be procured; so that they changed before they discovered their were compelled to subsist seven days mutual mistake. The ship, however, on grass, on the leaves of trees, and on did not receive any considerable da- some candles that occasionally washed mage in this encounter; but one man ashore from the wreck. They were had his arm shot off. This was only then providentially picked up by a the beginning of their misfortunes. Spanish schooner, and taken to the On proceeding from Barbadoes to the Havannah. From this place, the capHavannah, the ship, having 250 slaves tain, and three others only, reached on board, struck on a sunken rock, off Liverpool : all the slaves, except one the coast of Cuba, about five leagues woman, perished.”

SLAVE-SHIP

WRECKED.

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WANTONNESS AND MURDER. resolution. On being asked to explain It seems totally impossible, that, in the occasion of such unexpected conour most deliberate calculations, we duct, she frankly replied, “ that she had should be able to set bounds to the just seen a man whom she liked better excesses of human depravity. When than the person she was about to. wantonness associates with barbarity, marry.” This declaration soon brought a new feature is added to common affairs to a crisis. The marriage cerewickedness; and we are rather at a mony was suspended ; and as an imloss to determine, which has the great- mediate dissolution of partnership est claim to our detestation,-the vice took place, the minister conducted the itself, or the effrontery with which it parties to distinct doors. The half is associated.

bridegroom, rather disgusted with her At Maestricht, some time in Febru- conduct, than mortified at his disapary, 1817, as a newly-married couple pointment, declared that his affections were crossing a foot-bridge, they were were alienated from her, and that attacked by some villains, who not nothing should induce him to take her only took from them their superfluous for his wife, even if her resolution garments, but literally stripped them were to alter. One of his friends findstark naked, and then deliberately ing him in such good spirits, intimathanged them on two separate trees, ed, that, as the supper was prepared, contiguous to each other. After they the priest still at hand, and many of had been in this situation some time, the guests were in waiting, much time a cartman passing that way, beheld the and expense might be spared, if he horrid spectacle. The

would return to the church, and conquite dead; but in the woman he per- clude the ceremony with one of the ceived some remains of life, as she bridemaids. The hint was instantly had introduced her hand between the taken, and the proposal made ; and as rope and her neck, when the monsters the fair one had no objection, they became their executioners. On tak- immediately returned, got married, ing her down, the cartman pulled off repaired to the house, and regaled his frock, and wrapped it round her; themselves with the supper which had and in this condition conveyed her to a been provided for the other, and partly public-house at no great distance. at the expense of her friends. A few Among the company who were there weeks afterwards, the deserter was drinking, was a wretch, who, in the married to “ the man whom she liked hurry of the moment, exclaimed, better;” and both husbands meeting “Good God! this is the woman that shortly after these events, shook hands, we hanged.”. His companions in- and they have continued to live in stantly took the alarm, and, together friendship ever since. with himself, immediately made off. Diligent search was made for them,

PROTESTANT UNION. but nothing could ever lead to their detection.

We have just been favoured with a copy of some important resolutions,

entered into at a meeting of the ProHYMENEAL ANECDOTE,

testant Union, held on the 17th instant, Some time since, in the Highlands of at the London Tavern, Stephen CattScotland, an affectionate lover con- ley, Esq. in the chair. Of these resoducted his intended bride to the altar, lutions, which are fourteen in number, to secure her for life. The marriage we can only give the following conceremony began, and proceeded with densed epitome. its accustomed regularity, until the 1. That the demands now making by

was asked this important the Catholics, affect our civil and reliquestion, “ Wilt thou have this man gious liberties. 2. That these demands for thy wedded husband ?” to which, are political, and aim at dominion, with much apparent sincerity, she re- which will affect the government of plied “ No.” The poor bridegroom the British empire. 3. That Protestwas half petrified, and gazed upon antism is the great security of our her with astonishment; but no expos- happiness and welfare. 4. That the tulation either from himself, from the British Constitution and Government minister, or from the friends of both are essentially and fundamentally Proparties, could induce her to alter her testant. 5. That the coronation oath

fair one

imposes duties, which are inconsist- less aversion to the English, than to ent with the Catholic claims. 6. That any others. The acquaintance, howto admit Catholics into the great coun- ever, which they appear solicitous to cils of the nation, is hostile to the cultivate, is rather founded on interest spirit of the Bill of Rights. 7. That than on real friendship. They view to comply with their demands, will be the English as having less intrigue to surround his Majesty with Catholics, than the French, and more magnaniand to endanger the Church. 8. That mity than the Spaniards; but, in their their exclusion was thought necessary, intercourse with all foreigners, they when they did not constitute a majo- have fixed certain boundaries, beyond rity in the House, “ for the safety of which they will not permit them to his Majesty's Royal Person and Go-pass. Having suffered so much from vernment." 9. That the intolerant the dominion of the French, prior to principles of the Catholics disqualify the revolution, they continue to watch those of that communion for being im- their movements with the most vigipartial judges. 10. That to grant lant circumspection; adopting every their present claims will only add to precaution that either prudence, justheir power, and increase their de- tice, or injustice, can suggest, to premands, which, in process of time, vent them from reassuming their anwill enable them to subvert the foun- cient jurisdiction. Of the English, on dation of our monarchy. 11. That the contrary, they seem to entertain no it would endanger the Protestant such suspicions. Hence, the articles churches in Ireland; since, when the which they import, pay an impost of national compact is violated, the act of 5 per cent. only; while 10 per cent, is union must be insecure. 12. That oaths regularly paid on those of other nafurnish no security, while the Sove- tions. reign Pontiff has the power of dis- In that department of the island pensing with their obligation. 13. which has long been under the domiThat the Catholics being active nion of Christophe, this predilection throughout Europe,--that the dormant particularly prevails. His government energies of Popery being awakened,- is that of simple despotism; and his that the Inquisition being re-establish- will gives, in many instances, a final ed,-and its various agents being at interpretation to law. This feature in work, demand our circumspection and his character, in connection with his resistance. 14. That the cabinet being personal authority, and partiality todistracted by men, whose religious opi- wards the English, is distinctly marknions will be discordant, and who can- ed in the following anecdote. not agree respecting the fundamental A dispute arising at Cape François, principles of the Revolution, will cre- between a few English merchants and ate embarrassments, injurious both to some others, respecting the settlement Prince and People.

of some property, both parties appealed to law; and the case being brought to a legal issue before the

judges, was decided against our counDR. J. C. Smith obtained £ 5000 trymen. These, however, instead of from Parliament for the following sim- authority, repaired to Christophe, gain

yielding submission to the constituted ple Recipe:-Six drachms powdered ed a hearing, laid their case before saltpetre; six drachms oil of vitriol : him, and obtained a promise that the mix them in a tea-cup, by adding one affair should be reconsidered. On drachm of the oil at a time. The cup the day appointed for the merchants to be placed, during the preparation, to meet him, they came, and were inon a hot hearth or plate of iron, and the troduced into his presence, where they mixture to be stirred with a tobacco-found the judges, from whose decision pipe. The cup to be placed in differ- they had made their appeal. On ent parts of the sick room.

entering the house, they were requested to sit down, while the judges were

ordered to take their stand in certain Although the independent inhabit parts of the room which he allotted ants of Hispaniola are far from being them. The places which they thus cordially attached to any of the Eu- occupied, were immediately under ropean nations, they seem to have some cocks, through which water oc

RECIPE TO PREVENT INFECTION

FROM THE TYPHUS FEVER.

ANECDOTE OF CHRISTOPHE.

SCOTLAND.

casionally issued, to cool the apart- / which the prisoners were apprehended. ment. The cocks were then instantly The facts were clearly proved in eviturned; and in this degraded situa- dence, and the culprits were immetion the judges were compelled to diately found guilty; and sentenced to remain, with water streaming on their three years' confinement in the house heads, and running over their bodies, of correction, during which time they until his majesty was pleased to libe- are to be kept to hard labour. rate them. Having detained them in this condition for some time, they were dismissed with these observa- | DEATH OF THE ESQUIMAUX INDIAN IN tions : “I hope, gentlemen, that by this time your heads are somewhat on the 14th of Feb. 1819, died at Edincool. When you gave your decision burgh, John Sackeheuse, or Sacheuse, against these English merchants, they aged 22, a native of the west coast of were rather too warm. But as they Greenland. As this man had been are now reduced to a more moderate found of essential service in our late temperature, you must reconsider this voyage of discovery, he had, on his rebusiness, and give your judgment ac- turn to this country, occupied a concordingly.” The affair was imme- siderable share of the public attention. diately re-examined; and the claims of And his loss will be the more severely the English, as might naturally be ex- felt, from the expectations which were pected, were soon discovered to be just entertained of his services in the ex

pedition about to be sent to explore

Baffin's Bay. To qualify him for his SLAVE DEALERS PUNISHED.

employment, as an occasional interNothing can more fully evince the preter and guide, the Admiralty had, sincerity of Government, in their de- with much liberality, directed that no termination to abolish the slave-trade, pains should be spared in his educathan the vigilance with which they tion. With these views he was sent watch the coasts, and the readiness to Edinburgh, where he remained sevewith which they punish those who, ral months, until he was attacked with in defiance of humanity and law, still a violent inflammation in the chest, continue to

which, baffling all medical aid, in a " Drive a loathsome traffic, gauge and span, few days carried him to the house ap· And buy the muscles and the bones of man.” | pointed for all living.

On Saturday, February 26th, 1819, In his manners he was exceedingly Philip Caday, alias Philibert, A. Cle- docile and cheerful; and was always jensac, and J. A. Tresgrosse, were grateful for every attention that was arraigned before Mr Justice Best, paid him. But although he was inBaron Wood, and Baron Richardson, dustrious, and attentive to his teachby special commission, to take their ers, in the acquirement of learning ; trial for having feloniously taken a like most others taken from savage number of negroes from the Mosam- life, his proficiency was but inconsidebique Islands, on the coast of Africa ; rable. To the public, his death is a and carried them to the Isle of France, loss which cannot be repaired; and to in the Mauritius, for the purpose of his friends, when they learn that he is being dealt with as slaves, contrary no more, the stroke must be peculiarly to the statute, &c. The Captain of severe. It appears, however, that he the Magicienne frigate, which was has no near relations to mourn for stationed off the Isle of France to sup

him. Not long before his death, he press the traffic in slaves, saw a seemed sensible of his approaching schooner -at some distance from him, dissolution; and observed, that his which, from several suspicious circum- father and mother had fallen by stances, inclined him to think that the same complaint, and that he knew she was engaged in this inhuman com- his departure was at hand, because

Some of his men were imme- | his sister, the last of his relations diately sent in pursuit, and the result who died, had just appeared to him, was a confirmation of his suspicions. and “ called him away.” This cirOn searching further it was discovered, cumstance clearly proves that he had that ninety-two human beings had some knowledge of a future state, been landed from the schooner, for the and that the belief of this fact prepurpose of sale: in consequence of vails among his tribe. It is much to

merce.

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