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She was crofs-examined by Mr. Sylvefter for the profecution, but nothing could be inferred from her replies to invalidate her pofitive testimony.

George Wilfon, her husband, was the next witness called. He faid, he was groom to Mr. Kendal the Banker; that about four o'clock on the 11th of October, he was at Mr. Wood's houfe at Kentish town. He remembered the day because it was the day before Wood's feast, and Mrs. Wood was writing the cards. The fealt was to be on the 12th, and he faw "the 12th" on the cards. He remembered seeing Mrs. Saunders (the apothecary's wife) coming in, but could not tell what paffed. On his further examination, he faid, it was on the day before that be faw Mrs. Wood writing the cards-faid, he did not fee Mrs. Wood on that day at all. She was gone to London to buy fish.

Jane Saunders worn: the faid, the well remembered the 11th of October. It was on a Monday, and the day before Wood's feaft; that about five, of a quarter after five, in the afternoon, as her husband and he were going to drink tea and spend the evening with Mr. Evans in Chapel-row, the called in at Wood's to pay a trifle the owed for rum, and while he was giving change for half a guinea, she took the liberty to tell him, that he might as well have employed her husband as Mr. Freke in his late illaeis. He had juft before been round to Mr. Saunders for his cuftom. He had just taken the affembly room. She did not come out of any prejudice to Mr. Wood, the faid, but merely to do justice. She was fure of the day and the time, and fure of feeing Mr. Wood, and paying him the trifle the owed him. She was crois-examined till the grew angry. She was queftioned by countel about ftaying fo long in paying the trifle? Her aufwer was, Suppote the did? Her husband did not find fault, and fure he, the counfel, had no right to call her to account.

Walter Saunders, her husband, being sworn, confirmed his wife's evidence in every circumftance, and on his cross-examination was perfectly recollected.

Robert Ford, a working gardener, fworn. He recollected doing up the garden on the Monday before the fealt. He had finifhed about four o'clock, and he met Mr. Wood in the paffage, and told him, now his garden was ready for his company. He went into the kitchen, and while he was there heard a voice at the bar which he thought he knew. Says the boy, It is Mrs. Saunders come to pay my mafter her husband's fcore. He was crofa-examined. Believed Wood had a great coat, but was not sure whether he had or no-Wood had been ill, but he did not know what was the matter with him.

Jofeph Moreton (a day labourer) being fworn, faid, He carried a bottle of ketchup to Mr. Wood's houfe on the 11th of October, faw and poke to Mr. Wood, and the clock ftruck five while he was in the tap-room.

Add to the above pofitive witnesses the teftimony of the following refpectable persons to kis character:

Richard Maux, Efq; brewer; Gregory Bateman, Elq; his landlora; Rev. Mr. Whitechurch, Mr. Parker, Mr. Pars, brandy-merchants; Mr.

Murrel, broker and appraifer; Mr. Broughton, fishmonger. Prifoner Brown's Defence.

He was fo confcious of his innocence, that he would challenge all mankind to charge him with one difhoneft act; and he moft folemnly declared, he was not one of the perfons who committed the robbery with which he was charged. He trusted, that by the aid of Divine Providence, that guards the innocent, he should be able to prove to the fatisfaction of the court and jury, that on the day and at the time the profecutors charge the robbery to be committed, he was at his mother's house, and could not be one of the perfons who committed it.

Edward Green, fworn, faid, He had used the prifoner's mother's houfe, the fign of the King'sArms in Chapel-ftreet, and did not fuppofe he had miffed two nights thefe 20 years. He was there on the 11th of October, and well remembered feeing the prifoner at the bar there about five o'clock in the afternoon. He was pofitive to the hour and day. His conftant hour of going was about a quarter after five, and he well remembered feeing the young man fitting by the kitchen fire. He could not be mistaken in his perion, for he had known him ever fince he was born. Being asked, faid, he was a ftay-maker, and lived at No. 40, Theobald's-Row.

Nelly Owen fworn. She lived with the prifoner's mother. She remembered the prifoner's being at home on the 11th of October, and that he went to bed early that night. He was rather a little toxicated, and went to bed before the club met. She was certain of the day, becaule they had a Lottery club which met that night, and the remembered his coming in about three in the afternoon that day when they had all dined, and having a red herring for his dinner. And his mother faid, He need not have a red herring to make him dry, he had had drink enough.

William Weft fworn: Knows the prisoner Brown well, and remembers drinking with him at his mother's houfe on the 11th of October in the afternoon. The witnefs came through the paflage in his way to the kitchen with a halfpenny worth of apples in his hand. He asked the prifoner, if he would eat an apple, and he knocked the apple out of his hand under the grate this was about four o'clock. He was lure as to the time, because he went to fee what it was o'clock, to water his horfes; faid, he was hoftier to Mr. Farren, who rents ftables on the premifes, and keeps horfes to let out. He did not know whether the prifoner hired horfes of Mr. Farren. He knew he did not hire one of him that day.

Mr. Baggeley, Mr. Duke, Mr. Lunn, were fworn to his character; and Mr. Garrow, counfel for the prifoners, faid, many more were ready if neceffary.

Judge Ashurst just observed, that as the jury had been attentive to every thing that had been fworn, he fhould not take up their time with recapitulating the evidence. He would only remark on the great fallibility there was in swearing to the appearance of perions. Sir Thomas Davenport, who is a perfon of character and refpectability, was no doubt convinced in his own

mind that the prifoners were the perfons who robbed him; yet it must be owned there has been fufficient evidence to the contrary. The jury with one voice gave their verdict, Nor GUILTY.

At Stockport in Cheshire, about 7 o'clock in the morning of the ad of December, one of the large refervoirs of water belonging to Mr. Davis's cotton-mills (near two acres in extent, and about four yards deep) burst its bank, and threw the whole neighbourhood into the utmost confternation. Fortunately the water made its way through the doors and windows of the manufactory (two floors of which only gave way) or the whole pile of building must have been levelled with the ground. The water flowed in the ftreet with irrefiftible impetuofity. The cellars of many houfes were inftantly filled, and the lower chambers of fome damaged to a very great degree. The burry and confufion of men, women, and children, endeavouring to fave themfelves from the rapidity of the current, can hardly be defcribed. No lives were loft; and the whole damage is faid not to amount to more than 1oool.

Letters from the Isle of Man, where the laft remains of old British honefly are still fuppofed to refide, take notice, as a rare inftance, that a house at the North end of the island had lately been robbed of 981. but that on the inhabitants of the neighbourhood being fummoned to appear, in a certain day, before a Jury of Enquiry, to clear themselves upon oath from the theft, the robbers, dreading to add perjury to the robbery, had fecretly restored the money, before the day appointed, to the place whence it was taken.

Jan. 11. The Bishop of Ofnabruck's Patent of Creation, as Duke of York, in England, and Earl of Lifter, in Ireland, with the Coronet, and other inûgnia of the Dukedom, has been fent to his Royal Highness in Germany by an Hanoverian meffenger, who arrived at Hanover the 20th of laft month; and on the next day the Prince was complimented by the Nobility, Officers, &c. at his palace in the city of Hanover, on account of his new Creation.

15. A new contrivance is executing at Leghorn, for fetting fix corn mills in motion at one time, by means of a very simple machine, with a balance fixed to it, which raifes the fea water, to 27 feet in height, and is charged for as many hours as they think proper. The inventor of this machine, which promifes the greatest advantages, is a foreign Prieft, who is gene there to fee one made after his own model.

25] The Lords of the Treafury have fent orders to the Commiffioners of the Cuftoms, dated the 7th curt, to enquire into the particulars of the ilheit conveyance of live sheep and wool to the coaft of France; in confequence of which the Commiffiowers have iffued orders on the above fubject to the Officers of the wool department at the Cultorn-Houfe, London, as well as at the feveral out ports. This is preparatory to bring ing a bill into Parliament early this feffion, for the more effectual prevention of smuggling sheep and woel out of the kingdom.

31) Dispatches were brought to Lord Sidary's office, from Lord Torrington at Bruffels, which mention that preliminaries of peace had

been agreed on between the Emperor and the Dutch, which will foon be made public. BIRTH S.

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princess, who has been baptized Helen.Dec. 14. The queen of Naples, a prince's, who was baptized by the names of Maria-AntoniettaTherefa - Amelia - Johanna - Baptifta - FrancefcaCaetana-Marianne-Lucia.


OHN Holmes, efq; of the 66th regiment, to Mifs Margaret Dickfon, youngest daughter to the Dean of Down, and fifter to the Bishop of Down and Connor.-Dec. 22. Edward Philips, jun. efq; M. P. for the county of Someriet, to Mifs Lockyer, eldest daughter of Thomas Lockyer, efq.-Jan. 2. By special licence, Sir Gregory Page Turner, Bart. to Mifs Howell.-6. Francis Henry Tyler, efq; to the hon. Mifs Roger, eldest daughter of Lord Teynham.-John Ellis, efq; to Mifs Parker, daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Parker.-At Edy-Wefton, co. Rutland, Rev. Thomas Wintour, R. of Westwell, co. Oxford, to Mrs. Hall, reli&t of the late Rev. Dr. Charles H. Dean of Bocking.


at Bath, dear

Burton, of Enderby, co. Linc. efq.-Ac Culworth, co. Northampton, in her 75th year, Lady D'Anvers.—William Pym, eiq; of Little Wymondley, co. Herts, a lineal defcendant from the celebrated patriot.-At Beachworth, Surry, in his 63d year, the Rev. John Allen, M. A. vice-principal of Magdalen-hall, Oxford.-At Reading, Mr. Dancy, mafter of the Blue Pofts, Ruffell-treet, Covent-Garden. He was walking in Reading church-yard with his fon, a child of four years old, and fuddenly dropped down dead. His father and mother died within three days of each other, about a year ago, at his house in Ruffell-street.-Near Maidstone, in his 74th year, Mr. Geo. Turner. He had buried four wives,, by all of whom he had iffue, and was the reputed father of 47 children.-At Peterborough, Mrs. Amey Forster, youngest daughter of John Forster, efq; formerly of that place, and brother of John Forster, D.D. rector of Elton, co. Huntingdon. Notwithstanding the had the misfortune to be deaf from her cradle, fhe had learned to read, to write perfectly well, and to converfe familiarly with her acquaintance.In the beginning of Oc. tober laft, at Rome, the Marchioness of Accorambani, fifter to Sir William Murray, of Polmaife in Scotland.-At Annapolis, Maryland, after a long indifpofition, Sir Robert Eden, Bart. governor of that ftate previous to the late revolution.-Nov. 7. This morning the body of Capt. Richards, commander of the British packet Roebuck, was difcovered in the water, at New York, oppofite to where his ship was moored. No marks of violence whatever appearing upon him, it was concluded by the coroner's inqueft that he had met an accidental death. His numerous focial and moral virtues had fo endeared him to the inhabitants of that city, that each individual appeared emulous to thew every mark of


retpe to his memory. The different British, Irish, and American fhips paid him due nautical honours, and his remains were followed by a very great concourfe of citizens.-Dec. 10. At Eaft Malling, Kent, aged 78, Thomas Hartley, M. A. R. of Winwick, Northamptonshire, author of many excellent difcourfes, a treatife on the Millennium, &c. 27. At Hackney, Mr. David de Caftro, forty-one years head reader to the Portuguese Jew fynagogue in Bevis-Marks.-At Chellea, much regretted, of a cancer in his mouth, Edward Wynne, Efq; Barrister at Law, eldeft fon of the late Serjeant Wynne. This gentleman's knowledge and proficiency in polite literature could only be exceeded by his charity and benevolence. He printed (without his name), but did not publish, “A mifcellany, containing feveral law tracts," 8vo. 1765; Mr. W. published (anonymously allo), "Eunomus, or dialogues concerning the law and conftitution of England. With an effay on dialogue," 4 vols. 8vo. 1774. In this elegant and truly Ciceronian work, Mr, W. with great learning and ingenuity, fupported the immenfe and complicated fabrick of the laws of this country. Dying a bachelor, his eftates, together with his houfe at Chelsea, and his very valuable library, collected chiefly by his father and himself, devolve to his brother, the Rev. Luttrell Wynne, of All Souls college, Oxford. -29. In his 89th year, at South Weald, Effex, the Right Hon. Sir Thomas Parker. He was admitted of the Middle Temple, May 3, 1718, and called to the bar, in that fociety, June 19, 1724; on May 17, 1736, he received his Majetty's writ, commanding him to take upon him the degree of Serjeant at Law, and was fworn at the Chancery Bar, June 4, and the fame day a patent was fealed, and he was fworn King's Serjeant before Lord Chancellor Talbot. On July 7, 1738, a patent was fealed, conftituting hm one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer, into which office he was fworn before his great patron and friend Lord Chancellor Hardwicke. On April 21, 1740, a patent was fealed, conftituting him one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas. On November 27, 1742, he received the honour of Knighthood, and on the 29th of the fame month a patent was fealed conftituting him Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer. On the 21ft of January, 1761,

his patent being renewed, he was again fworm into the Lord Chief Baron's Office, where he prefided longer than any of his predeceffors bas ever done. He refigned his high office in November, 1772, full of years, integrity, and honour. And, as the laft diftinguishing mark of his fovereign's approbation and favour, for his long and faithful fervices, he was, on the 20th of the fame month, fworn one of his Majelty's moft honourable Privy Council. His remains were depofited in the family vault at Parkhall.Jan. 1. Aged 71, Mr. Richard Hillis, who, after forty years induftriously pursuing business, retired from it with honour and an excellent character. It would seem vain and oftentatious to relate the many benevolent and generous adtions of the deceafed; it will be only neceffary to pay due attention to an authentic anecdote tranf mitted to us by a correfpondent of character:-At one period of his life, a contemporary, for whom he had contracted an intimate friendship, became diftreffed in his affairs; and at a meeting of the creditors, and inveftigating the cause, evidently appeared not to have originated from any fault of his own, but from his unavoidable. connections with others in bufiaefs. The deceased acquainted them, that he had left his friend 100ol. in his will; but as 1000l. at that moment would be of much more ufe than ten times the fum at his death, he begged leave to present him with two bank notes of 500l. each; an action rarely to be met with in the prefent" day.-15. At Tendring-hall, Suffolk, Edward, fon of Adam Rowley. His death was occasioned by the following circumftance: he went to fee a lady in Jermyn-ftreet, London, in whofe family was kept a little dog, which being interrupted by the child while it was feeding, few at him, and bit his lip. His friends, having fome fufpicion that the dog was mad, went to Dr. Hunter, who recommended them to an eminent furgeon, who put a cauftic to the lip, and applied fuch medical treatment as was thought neceffary. A few days after, the child went on a vifit to fome friends at Boxford, in Suffolk, where he complained of illness and pain; a phyfician in the neighbourhood was fent for, but to no effect; he was feized with the hydrophobia, and died in 24 hours.-21. At his houte in Bishopfgate-street, in his 75th year, Beetton Long, Efq.


Belfast, February, 4.


Win M'Adam, in 28 days from Philadel

TEDNESDAY arrived the Friendship, Cap

phia; by which veffel we have the American prints down to the 18th Dec. laft, from which the following extracts are made. Capt. M'Adam, relived a Liverpool veffel on his paffage, which had fuffered feverely by seas breaking over her, and the people were aimoft famished, being five days without bread or water.

New York, Dec. 9. One of the first objects of the deliberation of congrefs, it is conjectured, will be the diflodgment of the British troops, which ftill, contrary to the treaty, infolently keep poffeffion of our frontier polts. And it is

expected that fome fpirited refolutions will be entered into for that purpose. Extract of a Letter from Dr. Franklin, to the Prefident of Congrefs, dated Paffy, Jan. 25, 1784.

"With refpect to the British court, we should, I think, be conftantly on our guard, and impress trongly on our minds, that though it has made peace with us, it is not in trath reconciled to us, but ftill Batters itself with hopes, that fome change in the affairs of Europe, or fome difunion amongst ourselves, may afford them an opportunity of recovering their dominion, punishing those who have moft offended, and fecuring our future dependence. It is eafy to fee by the general terms of the ministerial newspapers (ght things, in


ground; providentially they facceeded fo far a to prevent its communicating to the adjoining elegant new buildings. The damage done is ver confiderable, but we are happy to hear Mr. Sal had his property infured.

21.] On Friday last, arrived in the Hillb›rough packet, Capt. Shaw, her grace the duche of Rutland, in perfect health.

deed, as ftraw or feathers; but, like them, they fhew which way the wind blows!) and by malignant improvement their minifters make in all the foreign courts, of every little accident or diffent among us; the riot of a few foldiers in Philadelphia, the refolves of fome town meetings, the reluctance to pay taxes, &c. all which are exaggerated, to reprefent our government as fo many anarchies, of which the people themselves On Thursday last, a master-carpenter at Inlandare weary; the congrefs, as having loft its in- bridge, for a wager of five guineas eat leven fluence, being no longer refpected.-I fay, it is pounds of pickled beef, fix heads of cabbage, a afy, from this conduct, to fee that they bear it pottle of potatoes, a four-penny loaf, and two no good will, and they with the reality of what quarts of beer. The carpenter won the wager, they are pleased to imagine. They have too nu--who,-altonishing to tell! !-drank afterwards merous a royal progeny to provide for, fome of upwards of a pint of whiskey, and,-walked whom are educated in the military line:-in deliberately home. thefe circumftances, we cannot be too careful to preferve the friendship we have acquired abroad, and the union we have established at home, to fecure our duty by a punctual discharge of our obligations of every kind, and our reputation by the wildom of our councils, fince we know not how foon we may have a fresh occafion for friends, for credit, and for reputation."

Dublin, February 1..

Saturday Hickey and Davis, for robbing a gentleman on the Coombe, were executed at the front of the New Priton, purfuant to their


Dowling, who was to be executed on Saturday, pursuant to fentence, for the robbery of a houle on the Low-Ground, leading to Ringfend, is reSpited until further orders.

7] This day, Mr. Magee, proprietor of the Dublin Evening Poft, was brought to the King'sBench, in cuftody of the High-Sheriff- -the judgment of the Bench was delivered by Lord Earlsfort, for publishing some paragraphs in faid print, November 9, 1784, which were pronounced and declared a contempt of that court.The fentence was one month's imprifonment, and a fine of 51. with fecurity for good behaviour for three years.

A country correspondent acquaints us, that the beginning of last week, the inhabitants in and about the towns of Arklow, Coolgreny and RedCross, were alarmed by feveral claps of the loudeft thunder ever remembered in that country; which were fucceeded by a tremendous shower of hail ftones, as large as plovers eggs, which killed a number of lambs, and wounded many perfons, who could not get into immediate helter. Two horfes belonging to a farmer near Coolgrenny, were ftruck blind with a flash of Lightning, but recovered their fight the next day. 10.] Yefterday Mr. George Kidd, late one of the proprietors of the Morning Poft, was brought up to receive fentence on an attachment granted against him laft term, when he was fentenced to two months imprisonment in the New-Gaol, to pay a fine of 10l. and find fureties for his good behaviour for five years.

12.] Wednesday night, about eight o'clock, a moft dreadful fire broke out in the ware-houfe of Mr. Sall, merchant, on the Merchant's-quay, and notwithstanding the utmoft vigilance of the magistracy and fire-engines, was burnt to the

25.] Laft Sunday, a poor man from Summerhill brought a horie laden with two facks of potatoes, to Darby-fquare;-while he was carrying one fack up ftairs, the pavement gave way, by which the horie and the other lack of potatoes fell into a cavern, forty feet deep, in the bottora of which there were a great quantity of coffins, bones, &c.-The oldeft inhabitants had no idea that there was any vault or cavern in that place. -It might be well worth the attention of the curious who are verfed in antiquity, to examine into the origin of this place, which is fuppofed to have been a Danish burying place.

Some days ago a publican of Clontarf, having had a difpute with a pregnant woman, of the fame place, he ftruck her in the breaft with a mufket, of which the fhortly after died.

Laft Friday morning, a toldier, who, a few nights before, was ftabbed in feveral parts of the body, by a watchman in Copper-alley, died in the most excruciating torments.-The murderer was in cuftody, but effected his escape.

We have the pleasure of acquainting our reade ers, that within the last three weeks, the Canal Company, began to open a cut from the Togher of Graig, in the Ifland of Allen, towards the river Shannon, which will be profecuted the utmolt diligence, when the feafon permits. The distance not being more than about 40 miles; it is faid, this work may be compleated in four years.


Tuesday night fome facrilegious villains broke into the Meeting-houfe of Plunket-ftreet, and, after drinking all the wine intended for communion fervice, carried off the pulpit bible, the Minifter's gown and caflock, the velvet cover from the cushion, and the brafs candlesticks. The annual charity fermon was preached on the preceding Sunday, and thefe abominable.wretches supposed they would have met with the money then collected, but, fortunately, it had been depofited elsewhere.

26.] Yesterday, on account of the thaw, part of Ring's-end-bridge fell, luckily no accident has happened, as it has been in a tottering way fince the floods before Chriftmas. About half the breadth of the bridge ftill remains standing in a very ruinous way, and is an object for the atten tion of the grand jury.

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