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Garden gate, and down to Mr Walters, home, it occurred to Mr Colerdlant that the booklellers. The prisoner then per he had acted improperly in suffering the ceiving he was followed, turned on the prisoner to escape, and while he was thus right hand, went down the street, turn- accafiuig himseif, and walking down Se ¢d again on the right into a passage James's street, he met the prisoner again. which he believed was called Admiralty He spoke to him, and said, “ I do not Passage, which leads back to Spring think you are the man I took you to be Gardens, and into Cockspur-Etreet. Mr -you Mould give the ladies an opportuColeman then followed him into Pall, nity of seeing you." He objected, say. mall, up Si James's-ftreet, into Piccadil. ing it was late.. “ Yes," replied Mr W, along Devonshire Wall, to Bolion- Coleman,“ but it is very near." They Öreet. The prisoner then went into a then walked a little way down the ftreet, house, and came out in about five mi- and when they came opposite to Mr Butes. He then went back to Piccadilly. Porter's, the prisoner said, “ This is Mr Mr Coleman asked at the house into Porter's." They then knocked at the which he went, whether they knew him? door, and Mr Coleman and the prisoner they said they did not. Williams then entered. On seeing the prisoner, Miss went down Si Jaines's-street, knocked at Sarah and Miss Ann Porier fainted a* door, and Mir Coleman asked whether way. The prisoner said, “ The behavi. they knew him there? and they answers our of the young ladies is very odd; they ed that they did not. He then turned do not take me for the person advertised, up, and went into Bond-street, evidente do they ?''Mr Coleman said, " It really ly to tire, Mr Coleman, and to induce is so.” The prisoner faid, they were him to give up the pursuit. Mr Cole prejudiced; and appeared much uncon. man observing this, and not knowing he cerned. He then went away. It aptould have been justified on the charge pears that the prifoner was to be found Miss Porter gave in taking him into cur- by the address he had given to Mr Coletody, resolved to do every thing in his man, and that he lodged at a common power to msult the prisoner, in order that public house. His lodging was searchhe might have a colourable excufe fored, but nothing material was sound in detainipg him; but the prifoner bore e them, very thing with patience, and seemed Mr Mucmanus, one of the officers of determined to take no offence. Mr Bow-ftreet, produced a light coloured Coleman had some idea of knocking him drab coat and a pair of half boots. down; but changing his mind, he refol. There, or, fimilar articles, had been ved to follow him, and insist on having mortioned in every description of the his address-which he did, going thro' Jonster, as this unparalleled offender has a great nur ber of streets, and crolång tren termed. They were found at his Oxford ftreet; in the cour fe of thelc logings, in an ale house in Bury-street, tounds, the prisoner knocked several where he men, as the witness understood, times at the door of an uninhabited lay every night in three contiguous beds. hoase, Mc Coleman told him there was He admitted that he iound no knife, nobody within. He answered very calmn, nor cụcting instrument of any descriply “ they will come presently."
tion. At least they arrived at a house in South Mr Tomkinys, the surgeon who has Molton-firset, where the prisoner knock attended Mi's Porter, dcpared that the ed and went in, and was followed by wound must have been given with some Mr Coleman. Not liking to charge him farp weapon. He described the wound with being the perfon who was adver. which had been inflicted on this young tised as the Monster, he asked him for lady in terms which occafioned a general his address. The prisoner wilhed to thrill of horror through the court. Is know why Mr Coleman asked him for was, he said, from nine 'to ten inches his addrels, Mr Smith, the gentleman of and if it had not been for the interven the house, said alio, that Tome reason tion of the ftays, the violence of the blow fhould be assigned for asking for his, ad. was evidently such that the weapon must dress. The prisoner then went into the have penetrated to the abdomen! parlour in the dark; Mr Coleman fol. Here the evideáce on this indictinent lowed him, and there insisted on having closed, and the prisoner was called on his address; it was given, and written for his bw Mr Smith, viz. No. 32, Jermyn street.
DEFENCE, Mr Coleman and the prisoner walked He read from a paper in his hand a out together, and separated. In going few observations. He said, “thit, he
food an obje&t equally demanding the returned a verdi&, finding the defendant attention and coinpaifion of the Court, “ the printer and the publisher, but not That, conscious of his innocence, he guilty of any libel." The Judge refused was ready to admit the justice of what to accept the verdict, and lent back ever sufferings he had hitherio under- the Jury, who foon returned with a gone, arising from fufpicion. He had general verdict, « Not Guilty.” The the greatest confidence in an English Judge expreffed his astonishment, and Jury, and hoped they would not fuffer' quoted the opinion of Lord Mansfield, his face to be decided by the popular that the truth of the libel was an prejudice raised againit him.' The hope' aggravation of its guilt." The Jury of proving his innocence had hitherto replied, “ My Lord, we are of a very Sustained nim. He professed himself the different opinion." The Judge (Me warm friend and admirer of that sex Juitice Henn) thanked God the verdiet whose cause was now affcrted; and was that of the Jury, nnt his. The Jury concluded with foleninly declaring, that replied, “ My Lord, we have returned the whole of the prolecution was found a verdid agreeable to our Jaths and our ed on a dreadful mistake, which he had consciences, to which alone we are an. no doubt that the evidence he was a- swerable.” After the trial, a great bout to call would clear up to the fatis number of gentleinen who were in Courty faction of the Court.
warmly congratulated Mr Griffith on His counsel then proceeded to call his his acquittal, and also the Jury on their witnefles.
firm conduct in opposition to the direcMr Michell, the first evidence, is an tions of the Judge. The alledged libel artificial flower-maker in Dover-street, allerted, that the Rev. Mr de la Poer Piccadilly. The prisoner had worked Berresford, had associated at the late ea for him nine months in all; he had lection at Kilmainham, in the direction worked with him on the 18th of Janu- of a tumultuous mob, had worn election ary, the day on which Miss Porter had ribbons in his hat and breast, and had been wounded, from nine in the morn- uttered oaths and blafphemous expref ing till one o'clock in the day, and from fions unbecoming the character of a half paft two fill twelve at night. He clergyman. Mr Berresford himself, in had then supped with the family. He his cross examination, admitted the truth gave the priloner a good character, as of these allertions. If the Jury had fol. behaving with good-nature to the wo- lowed the directions of the Judge, the pien in the houfe...
defendant would have been left at the Mifs Michell, the former witness's mercy of the Judge, and the great bulfifter, told the same ftory,
wark of the conftitution, the trial by Two other witnesses, domeftics in the Jury rendered useless. Thus it is fame house, likewise appeared in his be hoped, the virtue and integrity of a Dubhalf, but the whole of the evidence on lin Jury, will put an end to the absurd bis part proved rather contradictory. doctrine respecting libels, which has
Judge Buller having summed up the been too long maintained, and that the whole of the evidence with the utmoft example will be followed by Engliga precision, the Jury, without hesitation, Juries. brought in their verdict, Guilty.
SCOTLAND. His Lordfhip then ordered judgment EDINBURGH, June 36. to be fufpended till December feffions,
Yefterday the Presbytery of Eding in order to lay the case before the twelve
burgh met here, when they made choice Judges, it being the first indictment upon the act of the 6th Geo. I. upon which
of the Rev, Dr Henry Grieve, one of it was tried.
the ministers of this city, to be moderaMes. Pigot and Shepherd counsel for
tor for the ensuing half year. A letter the prosecution, and Mr Knowles for
was read, thanking the Presbytery for
the Reps they had so readily taken in the prisoner.
fulfilling the defire of the Presbyterian The Court was upcommonly crowd. ed. The trial lafted from half past nine
Church of Campverç, in the province of in the morning till five in the after
Zealand, by ordering the necessary forms
to be gone through to qualify Mr James Roon. ÍRELAND.
Likely from Aberdeen to be minister of Dublin.-Mr Amas Griffith was tried that Church, and inclosing certificates for publishing a libel against the Rev.
lihat cand the Rer of his having been amicably admitted acFicorge de le Poer Beresford. The Jury cordingly.
Mr Hugh Buchan, Chamberlain of rood-house, the election of Sixteen Peers, this city, presented an extract of the mi- to represent the Peérage of Scotland in nuites of the Prefbytery of Dalkeith, aé the British Parliament. George Home, greeing !o the transportation of the Rev. Efq; and Robert Sinclair, Erg; two of Mr J.mos Finlayson, minister of Bórtha, the principal Clerks of Seffion, attended wick, to be Minifter of Lady Yester's the Peers, by virtue of a commission from Church in this city. The Presbytery apa Lord Frederick Campbell, Lord Clerk pointed Thursday the 29th of this month Register of Scotland, in order to conduct for l is a million; Mr Walter Buchan. the election. The Peers were a'lo attend. an, one of the ministers of Canongate; ed by the Rev. Dr William Robertson, to preach and preside upon the occa: Principal of the University of Edinburgh, Lion.
and the Rev. Dr Alexander Carlyle, mi: :* New EPISCOPAL CHAPEL.. nister of Inverek, two of his Majesty's
Yune zo. The foundation-stone of the Chaplains, and other proper officers. South Episcopal Chapel, in the neigh
Chond in the neicha : This election, as was exp. cted, 'ran bourhood of the Royal Infirmary, was
very close : so much fo, indeed, that the laid by Dr Webiter, with the folemni: Clerks were unable to return any more djes of the plummet, the level, the ma!
than thirteen as duly elected.' They were let, and the square, in the presence of a
the following, and they nad the yotes anrespectable company; among whom we nexed to their names : were happy to observe so many clergy. Earl of Eglintounc, men of the establishment, and other per:
..!! Moray, .' fuafions. Several coins, medals, prints,
Kilie, and papers of the latest date, were put
Lauderdale, into a cavity in the stone, to, ether with
Dumfries, a phial containing a card, on which was
Elgin, the following inscription:
The Clerks also returned the fix fola COLLEGII APUD SCOTOS EPISCOPALIS
lowing Peers, as having an equal number -- AUSPICIO . CAROLI ET JOANNIS WEBSTER
of votes, viz. 33. " " ";
Earl of Galloway,
. . Se kirk,",
Stair, After reading the inscription, the ce.
Hopetoun, remony was concluded with this pray
Napier. 6 May the Maker and Ruler of the
Those noble Peers who proved unsucWorld vouchsafe to regard this our un
un cessful candidarės had the votes annexed
cafeful candidate dertaking, and, by his gracious Provi.
to their names, viza dence, enable us to finish it with fuccefs. May the prayers offered up in it
Marquis of Tweedale,
Lothian, . be mercifully heard' in Heaven, and the
Earl of Glencairn, word preached tend to promote peace
Strathmore, on cari h, and the everlasting intereits of
Aberdeen, men. This we beg in the name of Je.
Lord Salton, sus Christ, to whom, with the Father
. and the Holy Spirit, be the kingdom,
Semple, the power, and the glory forever.
There were thirty-three Peers present; - July 24.
thirty sent proxies, and three sent figned In con.couence of his Majefty's procla- lifts.' Two of the signed lifts were seht mation, camc on in the Palace of Holy. by the Duke of Queensberry and the Earl
of Abercorn, both of whom having been taken by the Noble Lords, who think they created British Peers since the Union, the ought to be returned, will be to disqualia Clerks refused to receive the votes in these fy the votes objected against, as, until lifts, agrecable to a resolution of the House these objections are determined, the meof Peers in 1708-9, One of the Peers rits of the election cannot be known. present, the Earl of Kinnoul, being in the The election began at twelve o'clock, fame situation, did not vote, so that the and was not concluded till after eight, du: Peers who voted were only fixty-three. ring which time, as may naturally be tup
Before calling the votes, the Earl of poled, where the content was so equal, a Lauderdale entered a proteft againAt Lord good deal of altercation took place, and Napier, as having no right to that title, Tome warm expressions dropped from seand that, in the event of his having a ma- veral of the Peers. The Clerks, howjority of votes upon the roll, he should ever, particularly Mr Home, preserved a not be returned, but that he return should firmness and propriety of conduct which be in favour of the Peer who should have did them much monour; ard convinced the nexi greatest number, ani who would every one present, that the election could have been returned if no votes had been not have been intrusted in the hands of given w Lord Napier.
gentlemen better qualified to execute Protests were likewise tak n against the lo important a truft. A number of ladies votes of the Earl of Caithneis, Lord O- of distinction attended on the occasion. chiltree, Lord Belhaven, and Lord Niw. ark, as having no right to these titles.
Duke of Buccleugh, Earl of Aberdeen, Galloway, Eigin, Balcarras, Breadalbine,
Marq. of Tweeddale, ' Stair,
Hopetoune; Lords Cashcart, Elphinstone, Torphi
Eglintoune, Vil. Stormont, chen, Sommerville, and Napier.
Moray, .. Lord Saloon, Lord Ochiltree voted for the Earls of
Strathmore, Ezlintoune, Moray, Kelly, Galloway,
Cathcart, Elgin, Balcarras, Stair, and Glasgow ;
Haddington, Semple, Lords Cathcart, Sommerville, Torphi- .
Elphinstone, chen, Elphinstone, and Napier.
Lauderdale, Sonmerville, Lord Belhaven voted for the same Peers
Torphichen, with Lord Ochiltree. They voted only Selkirk,
Napier, for thirteen.
Kirkcudbright, Lord Newark voted for the Marquia
Br.Proxy. and Hopeton, Viscount Stormont, Lords
Duke of P.othsay, Earl Deloraine, Gray, Élphinstone, Elibank, and Kin
Lennox, Vil. Falkland, Haird.
Marquis of Lothian, Arbuthnot, After the return was made, protests Earl Morton,
Dumblane, were entered against it by the Marquis of
Glencairn, Lord Forbes, Tweeddale, the Earls of Selkirk , Hope,
Ochiltree, ton, a d Lord Kinnaird, in respect they
Sinclair, alledged, that they had the greatest num Dumfries,
Lindores, ber of legal votes, and for other reasons
Colvill, to be afterwards given in, to be inserted Leven,
Cranstoun, in the minutes of election.
Belhaven, return for reasons which they did not then Hyndford,
Ballenden, mention, but which they are to give in Portmore,
Elibank. in writing.
Earl Roseberic seat 'a list. · It is probable the first step that will be
Lift of the Members for Scotland elected to serve in the Parliament fammoned to meet on the roth of August, and now by Prorogation on the Esth of October a 790.,
: COUNTIES Aberdeen,
James Ferguson, Efq; of Pitfour, vice, Geo. Skenes
Lord Frederick Campbell.
Sir Adam Ferguson, vice, W. Macdowall, Esq. Banff,
Sir James Grant, of Grant, Bart. vice, James for
guson, Erg. Berwick,
P. Home of Wedderburne, Esq. Bute and Caithness, Sir John Sinclair, Bart. vice, Hon. James Steuart. Clackmannan and Kinross, Geo. Graham; Esq; vice, Capt. B. Abercromby., Dunbarton,
Sir A. Edmonftone, vice. Hon. G. K. Elphinftones Durnfries,
Sir Robert Laurie, Bart. EDINBURGH, .
Lord Advocate, vice, Right Honi; H. Dundas. Elgin and Moray,
L. A. Grant, Esq; of Grant, vice, Lord Fifc.
Col. Wemyss. Forfar,
David Scot of Duninald, Esq; vice, Lord Douglas. Haddington,
J. Hamilton, Erg; of Pencaitland. Inverness,
Norman Macleod, Esq; vice, Lord W. Gordoq.' Kincardine,
R. B. Allardice, of Ury, Esq. " Kircudbright,
Major Gen. Stewart. Lanak,
Sir James Steuart, of Coltness, Bart. vice iŞir J. S.
Hon. John-Hope, viw, Sir W. A. Čunynghame! Naira and Cromarty, Duncan Davidton, Etgs of Tulloch, vice, A. Brody,
Major '. Balfour, pice, Col. Thomas Dundas. Peebles,
Lieut. William Montgomerys vice, D. Murray, Esq. Perth,
Hon. Gen. Murray. Ronfrews,
3. Shaw, Stewart, Esq.
William Adam, Efq; 'vice, F. H. Mackenzie. Efq; Roxburgh,
Sir Geo. Douglas, Bart... Selkirk, .
Mark Pringle, of Fairnilie, Efq;
Sir Thomas Dundas, Bart.
. General Grant.
Mr Callander, of Crighton, vice, Sir D. Carnegic, " Bart.
Sir John Anftruther, Bart, vice, J. Anftruther, Erg. Ayt, &c.
Hon. James. Steuart, vice, Sir A. Edmonstone, Bari. Banff, &c,
Alex. Brodic, Etq; vice, William Adam, Esq; Dumfries, &c.
P. Miller, Jun. of Dallwinton, Esq. vice, Sir James
Johnsion. Dundee, &c.
Capt. Murray, of Pitkaithly, vice, G, Dempser, Esq. EDIXPURGH CITY, Right Hon. H. Dundas, price, Sir Adam Ferguton,
Mr M'Dowall, of Garthland:
Sir. Hector Monro, of Novar, K. B.
Charles Hope, of Waughton, Liq; vice, Sir Charles
• Preston. Selkirk, &c.
William Grieve, of London, Esq; vice, Major
Moore. Sterling, &c.
Sir Archibald Campbell, Bart. , Wick, &c.
Sir Charles Ross, Bart.