wrong, and wrong right ? A. I never left as keeper on the prosecutor's prosaid any such thing.

perty, and had a conversation with him. Lord Norbury.-If

any person was Q. Had you any conversation with to say such a thing, I would feel it him relative to the learned and noble my duty to apply to his Majesty's At. lord on the bench? torney-General to file a criminal in- Lord Norbury.-Sir, I caution you formation.

not to commit a studied contempt of Mr O'Connor. I will prove it to this court; I have as much temper your lordship this day upon oath. and forbearance as any man that has

The witness was then examined by the honour of presiding in a similar siMr O'Connor as to a variety of deal- tuation. As to myself, I am totally ings, relative to the rent of the pre- indifferent to what was said ; but Í

will never suffer any man, under coLord Norbury. I have every wish lour of a defence, to be guilty of a to give every possible and reasonable studied contempt, because it cannot be degree of latitude in the cross-exami- relevant to the issue ; and as to the nation ; but, Mr O'Connor, I request gossiping of a parcel of illiterate fel. you to recollect there are a number of lows, it can be of no use to you; and poor wretches in the dock, waiting to I will not set a precedent for insulting take trial for their lives,

the coming judges of assize. Mr O'Connor. I do not know Mr O'Connor.--My lord, I do how, or why, I am so hemmed in. Is think it very relevant; and, if it should there a man in the county but myself be a contempt, I do it in ignorance. that would have been sent to the as. Perhaps I may put the question this sizes to stand his trial for a common way: Did you hear anything from assault ; to be dragged into this court, the prosecutor respecting the trial? instead of being sent to the sessions, A. This is the great man that you for the purpose of making me more thought so much about, and that the particular than any other man,-1, people thought so much about ; and who hardly ever stir abroad, except that they thought to crown king of when I go to Dublin or England with this place ; and, if he was governor my family ; who am unacquainted with of Tara, you would be worse off than the gentlemen of the country; who you are ; but, if it was left to a jury never was in one of their houses for of Trim and Lord Norbury, little of seven years ; whose only acquaintance, it he would put ever into his pocket. and that but a slight one, in the coun

You know little about it, for they try is Mr Winter? Why should I be would make right wrong, and wrong treated in a manner totally different right. from any other man?

Lord Norbury.-Q. Who was preLord Norbury.-I only wish to as. sent? A. James Crosbie. sist you in your mode of proceeding, James Crosbie, examined by Mr and to save as much of the public time O'Connor, is the second keeper that

was on the prosecutor's property. The Defence.-Nicholas Keerney, Gwen prosecutor said, Is not this a terrible Tracy, and Dorah Crosbie, swore po- thing, that he should be such a tyrant ? sitively that the prosecutor was the But I will let him know I have a friend; first aggressor;

my Lord Norbury is a friend of mine, Martin M.Keon, examined by Mr is an intimate friend of mine, and a O'Connor, was one of the persons sworn enemy to Mr O'Connor ; and

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if it is left to the decision of my Lord cate his conduct from malignant and
Norbury, and a jury of Trim, by the unfounded imputation.
maculate farmer, he would never get Mr O'Connor said, he alluded to
his rent, for they would make wrong his lordship's conduct heretofore in
right, and right wrong.

the House of Commons, when attorMr M‘Nally, to the prosecutor.- ney-general: to that conduct he imQ. Is that true ? A. It is as false as puted the partial treatment he had reany thing ever was said.

ceived: it had poisoned the opinion of Q. You have heard what he has said the people against him ; it had affected respecting the noble lord on the bench; him in his character and in his dearest Does he swear false ? A. I say it is a interests. But, however, he thanked most infamous lie.

the noble lord for the patience with Here the cause closed.-Lord Nor which he had attended to the trial, bury summed

the evidence.

and permitted him to expend so much
The jury retired for about an hour, time.
and then brought in the following ver- Lord Norbury replied, that when
dict: Roger O'Connor, Esq., guilty; the history of the year 1798 came fair-
Roderick O'Connor, Esq., not guilty; ly to be stated to posterity, he had no
Peter Hayes, guilty.

doubt but that the attorney-general of Mr O'Connor begged leave to ad- that day would appear as deserving the dress the court. He said the verdict thanks of the country. just given reminded him of a verdict Mr O'Connor.--Then, my lord, for given against him on a former occasion, your satisfaction, I tell you

I am wri'in a civil action, tried in the same ting that history. court-house, before his lordship, in Lord Norbury said, that what he which the verdict was not only against had said did not relate to Mr O'Conthe evidence, but against the charge of nor, but to his family, which had the noble and learned lord. The ver- been troublesome, and disturbers of the dict of this day was a proof of the tes- peace. timony which charged Mr Ogle with Mr O'Connor.--Your lordship alhaving said, that he could not have ludes, I presume, to my brother, now justice from a Trim jury ; and he now absent in France, with whom govern. felt that justice was not to be had for ment capitulated, and permitted to go him in the county of Meath.

abroad. Lord Norbury said, he would not Lord Norbury.--I will hold no farlisten to such a charge against the ther conversation with you, Mr O'. jury ; they had always shewn them- Connor : let the gentleman be taken selves the protectors of the peace and into custody; we will consider of the liberty of the subject, and had execu- sentence. ted their duty this day with a conscien- Mr M.Nally informed the court, it tious adherence to the evidence given, was the intention of the prosecutor to and with a merciful adherence to the bring an action, and said he gave this case of the younger O'Connor, whom intimation, for the purpose of mitiga. they had acquitted, and in doing which ting the sentence ; and that Mr O'. they had done right; as to any impu. Connor should have nothing to comtation on his lordship himself, that was plain of, he would advise his client to below his resentment. Though not of lay the venue in a different county. the nobility of the country, he was Mr O'Connor was sentenced to be as proud as any lord that had a title, confined one month, and Mr Hayes and he could not condescend to vindi. one fortnight.

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“ March 15th, 1811. -The Vice-Chancellor assembled the Senate of the University upon this day,

“ As my wishes, in respect to the for the purpose of communicating to Chancellorship of the University, have them the vacancy of the Chancellor. been long and generaliy known, I ship, occasioned by the death of the should have thought it unnecessary, Duke of Grafton.' He, at the same and perhaps indelicate, to have expresstime, read to the Senate two letters ed them formally to you, as Vicewhich he had received from the Dukes Chancellor, before the expected vaof Glocester and Rutland, announ- cancy had taken place. Having learncing themselves as candidates to suc. ed, however, that another person has ceed the Duke of Grafton in the of- officially declared himself a candidate, fice of Chancellor of the University. and even assigned reasons which induce The day of election was appointed to him to hope that the University will take place on Tuesday, March 26. support him, and many members of “ Belvoir Castle, 6th March, 1811. the Senate having solicited me to make

a public declaration of my sentiments, “ Having heard that the Duke of I am apprehensive that my silence, if Grafton is in such a dangerous state long continued, might be construed of health as to preclude any hopes of into disrespect. his recovery, it becomes, therefore, my

66 I will now, therefore, express

the duty, and I trust that I shall stand very high gratification I should feel at excused in your sight for the presump- seeing myself chosen to fill the office tion of my expectations, to notify to

of Chancellor ; if the Senate should you my intention of becoming a can

think proper to confer upon me a didate for the dignified and distinguish- charge that must be so truly flattering ed office in your University, which will to one who was educated at Cambridge, be vacated by the lamented event of his and who feels so warmly attached to grace's death.

the University. “ I will not, because I cannot, look

“I ground not my pretensions on the for foundation to my pretensions in influence of any man, however exalted any individual merits of my own ;

his rank or character. I ground my but I ask permission to state, as a ciré pretensions upon my exclusive and cumstance of no trivial importance and unalterable attachment to the place of gratification to me, my belief that his my education, being the only one of Majesty has been graciously pleased to the royal family who has studied in express himself favourable to my cause,

an English University, and I have the additional pleasure of

“ I should take particular pride in receiving the warmest assurances of promoting the interests of that body support from the Chancellor of the to which I have the honour to belong; Exchequer, Mr Perceval.

and I trust that the unvaried deference « I will no further intrude upon you

to your laws and discipline, which I at this present moment, than to request paid during my residence at Cambridge,

will make such use of this will be an earnest of you


endeavours to letter, and of the facts alluded to in it, maintain your privileges, if intrusted as may appear advisable to you. I to me as your Chancellor. I am, with have the honour to be, with the great the highest esteem and great personal est respect, Sir, your most obedient regard, Sir, very sincerely yours. and humble servant,

(Signed) 65 WILLIAM FREDERICK. (Signed)

« RUTLAND. “To the Right Worshipful the Vice-Chan"The very Reverend the Vice-Chancellor." cellor of the University of Cambridge.”


ture :

HERTFORD.-George Watson was Olympia, of 10 guns and 50 men, and indicted for stealing a black mare, the of her having been brought into Calais property of William Whittington, in roads previous to the above vessel the parish of Sheephall, in this coun- coming away. It is an undoubted ty. The horse was left on the 24th fact, that the Olympia was attacked day of August in the barn-yard of the at the same time by ten of the enemy's prosecutor, from whence it was taken privateers, and that she sustained the by the prisoner, who rode away with unequal contest in the most heroic it; and he rode hard all that night, manner, and would ultimately have got meaning to be at a great distance in off, if an unlucky shot had not carried the morning ; but, not knowing the away her boom. Still, however, she country, and the horse knowing it continued to defend herself with the very well, he had travelled the lanes

greatest obstinacy, until her gallant in a circle, and at morning, supposing commander, Lieutenant Taylor, fell, himself a great way off, he rode into and 30 of his little crew were killed a barn-yard not a quarter of a mile and wounded, when she reluctantly from where he had stolen the horse, struck. and begged a wisp of straw to rub it PREMIUMS.—The following predown, saying he had come a distance miums are given by the board of trusof 40 miles during the night ; but tees, for articles of Scottish manufac.. while he was there the horse was recognized, and he was taken into cus- Linens. Art. 1. For the best 8 tody. The jury found him Guilty. pieces of Ravenduck, in imitation of

PEDESTRIAN FEAT.-A large con. the Russian manufacture both in cocourse of people assembled in the Dane lour and fabric, each piece to be 38 John Field, in Canterbury, last week, yards long, and 28 inches broad, and to witness a running match. The en- to be lapped like the Russian ; the gagement was to produce a man to go length and the price to be marked on 9 miles in one hour, 17 miles in two a ticket affixed to each piece, 201. hours, and 24 miles in three hours. A For the second best 8 pieces ditto, 101. man, of the name of John Ricketts, 2. For the best 3 pieces of sheeting, accordingly started at half past two in imitation of the Russian, both in o'clock, on the ground measured for colour and fabric, each piece to be 38 that purpose, along the centre gravel yards long, and 9-8th broad, and to be walk of the field, and performed the lapped like the Russian ; the length 9 miles within three minutes and a half and the price to be marked on the of the first hour, the 17 miles within ticket of each piece, 201. For the sea one minute and a half of the two hours, cond best 8 pieces ditto, 101, and the 24 miles within one minute and 3. For the best 20 pieces of bleacha half of the three hours, during which ed diaper, in imitation of the Russian, he turned 114 times. About the mid- of a light texture, and to be taken up dle of the last hour he seemed sensibly


soft; the length of each piece to fatigued, and apparently fainted; but be 21 yards, and to stand full 224 inin the course of eight minutes recover ches in breadth, when white (though a ed, and ultimately run in with greater high colour is not necessary), the patspeed than he had used during the tern known by the name of Treble whole race.

bird's eye ; the length and the price A vessel that left Calais on the 6th to be marked on the ticket of each inst. has brought an account of the

piece, 151. capture of his Majesty's schooner 4. For the best 8 pieces of tweel, or

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drilling, in imitation of the Russian of the table-cloth, tobedistinctly markmanufacture, both in colour and fa- ed Article 8, on the outside, and the bric, each piece to be 26 yards long, same article on a ticket affixed on the and 28 inches wide, and to be lapped cloth, 201. like the Russian ; the length and the 9. For the best two suits of single price to be marked on the ticket of damask linen, as above, the pattern each piece, 121. For the second best to be the same in both, which must be 8 pieces of the same, 61.

new, woven in a loom of parts, not ex5. For the best 12 pieces of 3-4th ceeding the breadth of 30 designs in hackaback or towelling, in imitation the body and border work together, of that made at Darlington, each the napkins to be wove in a reed of piece not under 26 yards long; 6 pieces 1000 on ell, threes in the split; the about ls. 8d., and the other 6 about cloth not to exceed 38 hundred on ten 2s. per yard, to stand full 25 inches quarters broad, and the pattern on debleached; the length and the price to sign paper to be produced along with be marked on the ticket of each piece, the cloth; each suit to be distinctly 161. For the second best 12 pieces marked Article 9, on the outside, and ditto, 81.

the same article on a ticket affixed to For the best 12 pieces of 4-4ths each cloth, 151. linen; to be of a stout and nearly 10. For the best two suits of dia. square fabric; to be bleached, taken per table linen, as above, the patup soft, lapped, and finished for sale ; tern in both to be the same; the

napeach piece to be about 25 yards long, kins to be wove in a reed of 900 on and of the following sets ; 2 pieces of ell, threes in the split; the cloth from 900, 2 of 1000, 2 of 1100, 2 of 1200, 32 to 34 hundred on ten quarters 2of 1300, and 2 of 1400, the hundreds, broad; the pattern not to exceed 12 or No. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 ; and the designs on the breadth, and the patprice to be marked to the tickets affix- terns on design paper to be produced ed to the cloth, 201. For the second along with the cloth ; each suit to be best 12 pieces ditto, 101.

distinctly marked Article 10, on the Table Linen.-7. For the best suit outside, and the same article on a ticket of damask linen, both with regard to affixed to each cloth, 81. the quality of the cloth, and elegance CORK. On Sunday, the house of of the pattern ; the napkins to be wove Mr Purcell, of High Fort, was broke on a reed of 100 on ell, four in the into by six armed ruffians, who prosplit; the cloth to have from 46 to 50 ceeded to his bed-chamber, in order to hundred on 98 inches ; the figure to seize upon whatever sum of money be new, and not to be repeated on the might be in his possession, and to add breadth of the table-cloth; the pro- the crime of murder to the meditated prietor to mark distinctly Article 7, robbery. Mr Purcell, though unarmed on the outside, and the same article on and unassisted, had determined upon a ticket affixed to the cloth, 30l. For resistance ; and with a spirit of which the second best suit of damask linen, eulogy could not say too much, and of the same description, 151.

which we trust will be an useful ex8. For the best suit of damask linen, ample of what courage and intrepidity as above ; the napkins to be wove in a may effect, he engaged in a conflict reed of 900 on ell, fours in the split ; with the raffians. Fortunately for his the cloth to have from 46 to 50 hundred safety, in searching for something to on 98 inches; the figure to be new, and defend himself, he found a carying repeated both on the length and breadth knife, which he used so successfully

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