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not yet authenticated. The mili- gage the vessels surrounded with tary fired about ten rounds, and ice, and bring them into more seas the assailants were so nume- cure births, and partly to repair rous, the presumption of some the damage done to others. havoc among

them is rational. Extracts from letters received from 11.-This morning, when the officers of his Majesty's ship Norgentlemen engaged in the New- thumberland, bury bank entered it to proceed « H. M. S. Northumberland, to business, they discovered that

Oct. 20, 1815. the whole of the property had “ We arrived here on the 15th, been stolen, amounting, it is sup- after rather a pleasant, though posed, to near 20,0001. All the long passage, of ten weeks; and books and documents relative to general Buonaparte landed on the the bank were also carried away. 16th in the evening, when it was The robbery had been effected by quite dark ; he was muffled up in means of false keys. It was in a large surtout coat. A guard vain to keep the bank open, as went before him to disperse the there were no notes or cash to mob. You must judge of the pay with ; and the cruelty of tak- state of his mind and spirits by ing the books away rendered it what he did, and what he did not impossible to transact any busi- do, during the passage. He neness. An express was sent off to ver came out of his cabin but in the Public office Bow-street, the evenings after dinner; he where every assistance was ren- then, almost without exception, dered to the distressed parties. went and leant against the breech The officers have discovered that of the foremost gun on the weabank notes, part of the stolen ther side of the quarter-deck, property, to the amount of up whence he never moved. Genewards of 300l. were paid to a res- rals Bertrand and Lascasses alpectable man at Abingdon, on ways came out with him, and Monday morning, for the pur- with whom he ever continued in chase of some property. There conversation: he appeared to take is every reason to believe that little notice of his other compathe extensive depredation had nions. His dress, upon these ocbeen long in contemplation by casions, was invariably a green some old thieves.

coat, with two plain epaulets, Amsterdam, Dec. 12.--The storm small clothes, with silk stockings, of the 7th and 8th inst. which and pumps, with gold buckles. was attended with such a sudden At the usual ceremony of passing and severe frost, has done very the Line, which we did on the great damage upon our neigh- 23d of September, gen. Buonabouring coasts. Many ships are parte made a present to old Nepstranded in the Zuyder-Zee, or tune of one hundred Napoleons ; entangled in the ice there, in the the French generals and children mouths of the harbours, and in gave him a double Napoleon each. the Y. In all the ports of the T'he countess Bertrand is one of Zuyder-Zee the greatest exer- the most pleasant and agreeable tions are making, partly to disen- women I ever conversed with.


She said she wished we had mis- proves. It was held on Saturday sed the island; and I do not woh- and Monday last, the 9th and der at it; for if its boundless crug, 11th inst. gy rocks and lofty mountains On Saturday, being the great strike the senses of a stranger, pig fair, near 2,500 pigs were who can depart at his pleasure, exposed to sale in Tipperary with a cold heart-appalling effect, town. Not more than 1,014 what must be the feelings of ba- found buyers; the rates were nished majesty! Nature seems to from 19. to 225. 9d. per cwt. have formed it for security to its being from 9d. to 2 d. per lh. inhabitants. Had general Buo- (In 1811 to 1812, the prices were naparte ever entertained a hope from 50s. to 56s. per cwt.) of escape, when he came in sight The buyers would not venture of this place it must have been to take any of the large or heavy banished for ever; the whole pigs; these remained unsuld; world beside, I should suppose, they took no pigs exceeding 2 cwt. does not present such another I gr. in weight. The general spot."

gloom and disappointment were Northumberland, Oct. 18. beyond all description. Buonaparte was very much On Monday, at the great cattle pleased with the attention shewn fair, the shew was very thin, to him, whilst on board this ship, owing to the despair of the marhowever he might have felt upon ket. The number of store bul. subjects connected with bringing locks exposed to sale did not exhim here. He publickly thanked ceed 120; the prices were consicaptain Ross, on the quarter derably below those even of Dedeck, for his kindness, and re- cember, 1814. quested he would do the same for 14.—The following extracts him to the officers."

from the information of John IRISH COUNTRY FAIRS. Pryor, an under gamekeeper on (From the Dublin Chronicle.] Mr. Whitbread's estate at South

12.–The accounts upon this hill, taken before William Wilsubject are most melancholy. shere, esq. give the particulars of Hitherto the fairs of December the whole transaction of the murhave been most important to the der of the gamekeeper. tenantry. The sales at those fairs “Charles Dines, the head gamehave been looked forward to, as keeper at Southill, lived in the affording the means of paying the park. I live about half a mile September and November rents, from the park, with James Gurthe taxes, and even the tithes. ney, who was usually employed by This resource now fails thein al- Dines as an assistant when we together.

went out at night. On Saturday Tipperary fair is usually, per- evening, 9th December, about haps, the greatest December fair half-past eight, Dines came to us, in the south of Ireland. All and told us that he had, as he sat money appointments are made in his house, heard two guns for that and the following days. fired in the park, and another as Let us see how this fair now he was coming along. Gurney



and I went with him. Dines and park pale. They were not more Gurney each took a double bar- than fifty yards from the pale. relled gun; I took a pistol. We Dines, as they were going said, walked about the park till half- “ We are not strong enough for past ten, without hearing any you to-night, but we will be as thing. We then sat down to rest, strong as you another night. One in a shed near the cottage, and of them said, in reply to that, almost immediately afterwards “if you bring twenty men, we heard a gun; from the sound, we will bring forty :" they then got thought it to have been fired near over the pale, into the road. We the head of the Lake. I took got over immediately after them : the gun from Gurney, and we ran I then saw that two had guns. in that direction. When we got We were within about eight or to the head of the lake, we stood ten yards of them: Dines said, and listened : in a few minutes I insist upon your going off the we heard the sound of footsteps : manor." One of them answerwe followed the direction of the If you fetch all the men in sound, and soon heard another Southill parish, we will not go gun fired; and after a short in- off.” Dines ordered me to call terval, a third in a thick planta- George Dilley, who keeps the tion adjoining the park pales. White Horse in Southill (within Dines said, I know they are 150 yards of the spot on which here.” He called Gurney and me we stood); I ran to the house, to come to him, and directed us and called Dilley and his son. to go into the wood abreast with I returned immediately. When I with bim. He said, “ Mind what had got about half way back, I we are going about ; do not shoot heard the sound of a gun, and at at any man, unless you see him the same moment, heard Dines point his gun at you.” A voice cry out, “ The Lord have mercy called out, Come on." I looked upon me, I am a dead man." towards the side from which the Immediately afterwards, I heard voice came, and saw several men; two reports of a gun. I very I thought as many as six or se- often, and almost every day, ven: they were not more than heard the sound of Dines's gun, ten yards distant; there was a which was a very good doublemoon, but the sky was cloudy; barrelled gun. It sounded diffethe men stood still in a body. rently from an ordinary gun, and Dines said to them, “Don't you I have no doubt that the last two consider that you are imposing reports were from Dines's gun: upon me uncommonly ?" No an- his gun was loaded when I left swer was given to that. We stood him, and I found it lying by a minute or two looking at them, him, with both barrels discharged. without any thing more said on I heard the men running away, either side. One of them said, before I could reach Dines. I “ We will go off :" Dines an- heard him call to Gurney, “For swered, “I hope you will go off God's sake come as soon as you the premises directly :" they can." Gurney had been knocked turned, and walked towards the down and wounded, and was

creeping creeping towards Dines. I reach- not to be taken ; that they had ed Dines first; he was lying on killed two pheasants before they the ground : he said to me, “ My were pursued. Chamberlain and dear fellow, give me your hand, I the four next named, were taken am a dead man.” I asked if they on the 12th, and were on the 13th had shot bim? he put his hand on examined by Mr. Wilshere, and his belly, said " Yes,” faintly, and committed to Bedford gaol, toshook his head. I lifted him up, gether with Henry Albone (the and Gurney, who had then got on brother of William) who though his legs, helped me to hold him. I not present at the time of the inquired how it happened: he said, murder, is implicated; Sutton that after he had been shot, he had and Humberstone are still at fired both barrels, and thought large. he must have wounded some of Edmund Chamberlain has acthem. It appeared that the whole knowledged himself to be the man charge of the gun fired at Dines, who fired at Dines. It appears had entered the right side of his from the account of Thomas Jefbelly : he died the following day, feries, another of the gang, that about six in the evening.” upon Dines saying he would see

A Coroner's inqnest sat on Mon- them off the manor, Chamberlain day, the 11th, on the body of snatched a stick froin Sutton, anDines, and no proof having been other of them, with which he then obtained against any indivi- struck Gurney on the head, and dual, the verdict was—"Wilful knocked him down; that he immurder by persons unknown.”- mediately afterwards threw down On Monday evening some circum- the stick, levelled his gun, and stances of suspicion arose against fired it at Dines. That Dines, afa gang of notorious and desperate ter having cried out that he was poachers at Biggleswade. War- a dead man, sunk down on one rants were issued against them knee, and fired both the barrels by Mr. Wilshere, the magistrate : of his gun. He must have taken before day-light the next morn- very steady aim, having wounded ing two were taken, and in the Twelvetrees, Hopkins, Jefferies, course of that day four others. and William Albone; Hopkins

It appears that the gang con- was found to have received more sisted of Edmund Chamberlain, than 100 shot in his back, spreadJohn Twelvetrees, John Hopkins, ing from the neck to the loins.William Albone, Thomas Jefferies, William Albone received part of John Sutton, and John Humber- the charge of the first barrel on stone, all of Biggleswade. That his left shoulder, and part of the they set out from Biggleswade second on his right arm. Jefferies about ten o'clock on Saturday was shot in the right shoulder and night, to shoot peasants at South- arm, and one shot passed through ill, (which is at the distance of his right ear. Twelvetrees reabout four miles) that two had ceived a few on his loins, and one guns, and the rest bludgeons ; on his right thumb; they are that they entered into an agree- none of them materially wounded. ment to stand by each other, and The prisoners were conveyed



to Bedford gaol, under a military sociation of the convict attornies escort sent on purpose from Bed in the practice would be an imford, and numerous constables proper interference. from Biggleswade; just as the de- Account of the Escape of M. Lalinquents were marched off to valette, who was capitally conprison, the bell commenced toll- demned at Paris for High Treaing for the funeral of poor Dines, who was a respectable character 21.-“I transmit to you, from and faithful servant, and shortly the highest authority, the followafterwards they met the hearse ing details concerning the evasion (on their way to gaol) conveying of Lavalette. the body of the deceased for in- “ Madame de Lavalette's health terment.

has been, as you know, very se16.—A vessel is arrived in the riously impaired by all her late Thames from New South Wales, sufferings. For several weeks after an extraordinarily short pas- past, in order to avoid the movesage of less than five months. A ment of her carriage, she has used dispute is said to have arisen be- her sedan-chair; she has been actween the governor and the gen- customed to be carried in this vetleman at the head of the judi- hicle into the prison, when it is cial department, which has occa- constantly deposited in the passioned a suspension of the judi- sage of the under turnkey's room; cial business, till the matter in thence passing through a door, question shall be decided by fresh the yard and corridor lead to the instructions from home. The prisoner's apartment. At four point at issue is, whether or not yesterday afternoon, madame de convict attornies, transported to Lavelette arrived as usual, with a the settlement by virtue of legal bonnet à laʼFrançaise and a large sentences passed for crimes proved veil, accompanied by her daughto have been committed by them ter, a young lady 11 years old. at home, shall be allowed to prac- She was assisted up stairs and tise professionally in the Colo- dined with her husband.

About nial Courts. The Governor, it is half-past five M. de Lavalette, arsaid, insists upon this professional rayed in her clothes, taking his practice, on behalf of several at- daughter by the arm, and suptornies so circumstanced, among ported by one of the turnkeys, whom is Crossley. The head of slowly descended to the chair. the judicial department, it is said, No uncommon circumstances ocrefuses the privilege, on the curring to excite suspicion, he ground, that the dignity and pu- passed hefore all the Inspectors rity of British justice would not and Guardians of that horrible be likely to be duly sustained in abode, and at the unbarring of such hands; and that, moreover, the last gate was restored to the there were in the settlement at- fresh air, to his friends and libertornies, regularly appointed from ty. In the mean time mad. de home by his Majesty's govern- Lavalette, who had thrown over ment, fully competent to the bu- her the large cloak of her hussiness, with whose offices the as. band, was seated, breathless, in

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