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charged with this outrage, Thomas Stubbins and Darby Fennell, are lodged in gaol by David Roche, Esq.-Waterford Mirror.
From the Westmeath Journal.On Saturday the 11th instant, at six o'clock in the evening, the house of the Rev. Mr. Serjeant, curate of the parish of Castlerahan, and an active magistrate of the county of Cavan, was entered by a party of ten persons, who tied the servants, and collected all the property worth carrying away; after which they deliberately boiled the tea-kettle, and passed the evening in drinking tea and punch, waiting the arrival of Mr. Serjeant. On Mr. S. returning he heard a noise, and on asking, "who is there?" two men immediately fired at him, which he attempted to return, but his pistol missed fire. Fortunately the arms of the robbers were so injudiciously loaded, that five slugs which hit him in the body, and perforated his two coats, waistcoat, and shirt, did him very little injury. On Mr. S. falling, the fellows supposed he was killed, and immediately joined their party in the dwelling-house, and carried off all the clothes, house linen, and 301. in money. The same party then proceeded about three miles to the deer-park of Lord Farnham, and entered so quietly through the thatch of the house of Robert Morrow, permanent sergeant of the 1st Ballyjamesduff corps of yeomanry, as to be at his bedside before he was apprized of their being in the house. He then seized a firelock which was near his bed, and knocked down two of the party, and his wife gallantly tumbled another, when he
received a shot which broke his left arm near the wrist, and the same moment it was broken above the elbow by a blow with a firelock; he also received a shot in the other arm that quite disabled him. Both he and his wife were then so dreadfully beaten as to be left for dead; when the villains proceeded to plunder the house, and decamped, after having robbed him of more than 80l. in gold, besides much other property.
Drogheda, Jan. 18.-Our feelings are again outraged, in being under the painful necessity of recording a transaction of the most diabolical nature, which took place on Thursday evening near Ardee. The following particulars we have learned from a gentleman. Mr. J. Rath, a respectable and wealthy farmer, and an excellent member of society, returned on the above evening, from the quarter-sessions of Ardee, to his house at Irishtown, on the Dunkald road, and about a mile and a half from the former place. Having sat down in his parlour with two friends to dinner, the table lay in front of the window; one of his guests sat a little distance on his right, the other on his left; it was then between seven and eight o'clock, and the shutters were not closed. In this situation some hellish miscreant discharged the contents of a blunderbuss loaded with slugs, which carried off the upper part of his head, and scattered the brains of the unfortunate victim about the room; neither of the other persons, we understand, were injured. One of his friends shortly afterwards went to Ardee and informed the police, who, with the military, were in pursuit of
the murderer during the night, but unfortunately did not come up with him. Friday an inquest was held by Dr. Blackwell, one of the coroners of the county, and a verdict of wilful murder found against persons unknown.
15. Coroner's Inquest on the late John Harriott, Esq. of the Thames Police Office.-An inquest was held before J. W. Unwin, Esq. one of the coroners for Middlesex, on the body of this lamented and respected magistrate, of which the following are the leading facts and circumstances :·
Mr. Harriot for nine months past had been afflicted with a disease in the bladder, which subjected him to continual paroxysms of excruciating pain, often attended with profuse hemorrhage. On Friday morning last, about four o'clock, his medical attendant (Mr. Holloway) was sent for, who found him in such exquisite pain, that the deceased requested this gentleman to relieve him at all events, even if the means should terminate in death. Mr. Harriott was then placed in a warm bath. At eight o'clock the same morning this gentleman was again sent for; he found Mr. Harriott bleeding from several self-inflicted wounds in different parts of his body. On the left temple was a slight wound, which had divided a branch of the temporal artery. In the left arm, below the elbow, was another wound, about two inches long, and about the fourth of an inch deep. The veins only of the arm were injured, and the artery untouched. The last, and most serious wound, was in the abdomen, over the stomach, through which a portion of the
intestines had protruded. This wound would have been mortal in most cases, from the subsequent inflammation, but was not considered so in the present instance, owing to the profuse discharge of blood. On dissection after death, by order of the coroner, the bladder was found highly ulcerated, and filled with coagulated blood, which, by the able practitioners who attended, was considered as the immediate cause of death.
It was proved, that during the last fortnight, the faculties of the deceased were greatly impaired, and his mind overcome by dejection, from a continued series of pain and suffering.
The coroner called the attention of the jury, in the first place, to the statement which had been given as to the situation of the deceased's mind and understanding, and left it to them to decide, whether he had contributed to his own death, or had come to his end by natural means from the effect of his complaint.-Verdict, Natural Death.
20. The number of vessels which entered the port of Hamburgh in the course of last year amounted to 1,615; of these 702 were from England, 84 from France, 3 from the East Indies, 37 from the West Indies, 40 from North America, 9 from South America, &c. The number of ships which passed the Sound during the same period was S,$71; of these 1,848 were British: the Swedish were next in point of numbers, the French only 16, the Americans 168.
21. The elder Watson was put upon his trial at the Old Bailey, upon the charge of having stabbed Joseph
Joseph Rhodes with a sword concealed in a stick; when it appearing that Rhodes was not able to swear that the wound was inflicted by design, but rather in a nocturnal scuffle, Watson was brought in Not guilty.
The grand jury afterwards returned a true bill against James Watson the elder, John Hooper, Thomas Preston, and Thomas Cashman, on a charge of conspiracy and riot.
27. The following letter has been sent by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to the Lords Lieutenants of several
Whitehall, Jan. 11. My Lord-It being deemed expedient, under present circumstances, that the civil power should be strengthened in the county under your grace's charge, I have to request that you will recommend it to the magistrates in the principal towns within the same (in which the measure is not already adopted), to encourage the enrolment of respectable householders, to act, as occasion may require, as special constables, for a fixed period of time, not less than three months; and I have further to request that your grace will communicate to the commanding officers of the several yeomanry corps within the county of Leicester, the wish of his Majesty's government, that they would hold themselves, and the corps under their respective commands, in a state of preparation to afford prompt assistance to the civil au. thorities, in case of necessity. I have, &c. SIDMOUTH. The Lord Lieutenant of the
county of Leicester.
Wednesday morning, about one o'clock, the Leicester cavalry, and a regiment of dragoons, were called out to quell a riot at Oadby, near Leicester. There were about 400 rioters, who dispersed themselves after three of the leaders were secured: these have since been sent to the gaol of the latter place. Several corn and haystacks were set on fire, but were extinguished by the military.
Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cumberland having been for some time past in daily expectation of giving birth to a child, the two physicians, Sir Henry Halford and Dr. Clarke (the latter of whom is an eminent accoucheur) have been constant attendants upon her Royal Highness. In compliance also with the formality maintained at a royal birth, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London have remained in town, that they might, when called upon, be present at the shortest notice. The proper arrangements being thus settled, it was announced yesterday morning between nine and ten o'clock, that her Royal Highness was taken in labour. Summonses were presently forwarded to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of London, the Lord Chancellor, and the rest of the Cabinet Ministers. The Duke of Cumberland sent his own chariot for the Lord Chancellor; and here some delay was occasioned by the coachman driving to Bedford-square, instead of the Court of Chancery, where the learned lord was of course sitting, it being term-time. In the meanwhile, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who had kept a carriage in readiness for the occasion, made such
such haste as to be at Cumberlandhouse by twelve o'clock, within twenty minutes after his receipt of the summons. In a few minutes the Bishop of London also arrived, and immediately after him. came the Lord Chancellor and the Cabinet Ministers. The same ceremonies were observed as at the delivery of a queen of England, and about one o'clock her Royal Highness was delivered of a stillborn child.
In a short time the following bulletin was drawn up, and issued, for the satisfaction of the public::
"St. James's, Monday, Jan. 27. "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cumberland was delivered at one o'clock this day of a still-born female child, and is as well as can be expected.
Johanna Southcote.-The delusion at this time practised upon the believers in the predictions and doctrines of the late prophetess is matter of great astonishment. An interdict arrived at Newark on Sunday, the 19th instant, from a disciple of the conclave at Leeds, inhibiting those of the faith, amongst other things, from attending to their ordinary business during the ensuing eight or nine days; and a manufacturer's shop in that place is at this time entirely deserted, and the business of many small dealers suspended in consequence.-Lincoln Mercury.
From the London Gazette, Tuesday
By his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Regent of the united
kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty,
George, P. R.
Whereas, by an act passed in
56th year of his Majesty's reign, entitled "An Act to provide for a new silver coinage, and to regulate the currency of the gold and silver coin of this realm," it is amongst other things enacted, that from and after such days, and during such period of time, as shall be named and appointed in and by any proclamation or proclamations which shall be made and issued for that purpose, by or on behalf of his Majesty's Privy Council, it shall and may be lawful for any person or persons to bring and deliver into his Majesty's Mint any silver coin of this realm heretofore coined and current, which shall by any officer or officers of the said Mint, to be appointed for that purpose by the Master of the Mint, be judged and deemed to be such silver coin of this realm, and that there shall be delivered out of the said Mint to every person bringing in and delivering such old silver coin, a sum in new silver coin, of crowns, half-crowns, shillings, and sixpences, to be coined, pursuant to the directions of the said act, equal to the amount of the silver coins brought in and delivered as aforesaid, according to the respective denominations of such silver coins: and whereas, We have thought fit in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, and by and with the advice of his Majesty's Privy Council, to name and appoint the 3d day of Feb. now next ensuing, as the day from and after which, and from
thence until the 17th day of Fcb. then next ensuing, as the period of time during which it shall and may be lawful for any person or persons to deliver into the said Mint any such old silver coin of this realm, and as the day from and after which, and as the period of time during which, there shall be delivered out of the said Mint, new silver coins equal to the amount of the silver coins that shall be so brought in, pursuant to, and under the directions of the said act; We do for this purpose, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, and by and with the advice aforesaid, publish this proclamation, and do hereby name and appoint the 3d day of February now next ensuing, as the day from and after which, and from thence until the 17th day of February then next ensuing, as the period of time during which it shall and may be lawful for any person or persons to deliver into his Majesty's said Mint any such old silver coin, and the said 3d day of February now next ensuing, as the day from and after which and from thence until the 17th day of February then next ensuing, as the period of time during which there shall be delivered out of the said Mint new silver coins, as in the said act is mentioned, pursuant to the regulations and directions thereof.
Given at the Court at Brighton, the 18th day of January, 1817, in the 57th year of his Majesty's reign.
George, P. R. Whereas on the twenty-eighth day of this instant month of January, divers persons, riotously assembled, and stationed
in different places in the city of Westminster, proceeded to commit certain daring and highly criminal outrages, in gross violation of the public peace, to the actual danger of our Royal Person, and to the interruption of our passage to and from the Parliament: We therefore, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, and by and with the advice of his Majesty's Privy Council, in pursuance of an address from the two houses of Parliament, do hereby enjoin all magistrates, and all other his Majesty's loving subjects, to use their utmost endeavours to discover and cause to be apprehended the authors, actors, and abettors concerned in such outrages, in order that they may be dealt with according to law: And we do hereby promise, that any person or persons, other than those actually concerned in doing any act by which our Royal Person was immediately endangered, who shall give information, so as that any of the authors, actors, or abettors concerned in such outrages as aforesaid, may be apprehended and brought to justice, shall receive a reward of one thousand pounds, to be paid on conviction of every such offender; which said sum of one thousand pounds the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury are hereby required and directed to pay accordingly: And we do further promise, that any person or persons concerned in such outrages as aforesaid, other than such as were actually concerned in any act by which our Royal Person was immediately endangered, who shall give information, so that any of such authors, actors, or abettors