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TRTAL OF SIR HOME POPHAM.

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Cross, Norwich-court, Fettere against the Bill intended to be brought into lane.

the House of Commons, to enable Papists to 9 John Dilling, 25, King-street, Old-street fill Commissions in the Army and Navy, and Road.

to permit them to exercise their religion 10 Josiah Fieldhouse, Plough-street, White- under the protection and security of law; chapel.

which was seconded by Mr Sam. Dixoni. 11 Sarah Prv, Market-street, St. James's. The only advocates who spoke in favour William Guest, Thompson and Jack

of the motion were, Mr. Birch and Mr. son's, Gutter-lane.

Dixon ; those against it, and in support of 13 William Hetherington, 31, Skinner- the previous question, were, Messrs. Quin, street, Somer's-town.

(in a very long speech), Bell, Slade, Jacks, 14 Samuel Howard, Charles-street, Mid. Waithman, Snutti, and Woods; and the Aldlesex Hospitals

dermen, Combe, Watson, and Row rost, 15 William Plati, 15, Russell-court, Dru. On a division there appeared, for the prery-lane.

vious question, 53; against it, 36;

-17 ima. 16 Charlotte Pantin, 19, King-street, Dru- jority against Mr. Birch's motion. (See ry-lane,

p. 217.] 17 Richard Russel, 4, Aldcock-lane, Shore

6. A dreadful fire occurred about five ditch.

o'clock this morning, at the Globe public. 18 Robert Pringle, French-yard, Bowling- house, St. Saviour's Church-yard, Southwark. green-lane, Clerkenwell.

Tiie landlord and his wife with great diffi19 Daniel Grover, 51, Cow Cross-street, culty escaped the flames; but five loilgers, Sonthfield, aged 15.

viz. Mrs. Burrows and her child, a plumber 20 Saul Rodrigue, Whitechapel, Butcher.

and his wife, and a waggoner, fell victims. 21 Elizabeth Tozer, 13, Fox-court, Ray

Some escaped over the roofs of the houses. street, Clerkenwell, 22 Joseph Taylor, 8, Peter-street, Cow

6. This morning the trial of Sir Home

Popham cominenced, on board the Gladiator 23 Joseph Thorn, Fleur-de-luce-court, Spi

at Portsmouth. The Court was composed of tal-ficids. 24 William Tyler, 39, Cburch-street, Soho,

the following Officers:25. George Wilson, Beauchamp-streel,

Admiral Sir W. YOUNG, President. Brook's Market.

Vice-Admiral Sir E. Gower. 26 William Williams, 9, Dyot-street, $t.

Vice-Admiral J. Holloway.
Giles's.

Vice-Admiral B. Rowley, 27 John Wimble, 18, Great Barlow-street,

Vice-Admiral Hou. H. E. Stanhope.
Blanchester-square.

Rear-Admiral J. V'ashon. 28 Henry White, son of Mr. White, of

Rear-Admiral Sir I. Coffin.
Portsmouth, Wine Merchant.-- The

Rear-Admiral Sir R. Strachan.
body lay at the White Swan, Snow- Captain S. H. Linzee.
hill.

Captain Thomas Graves. 292 J. Mansfield, and another youth, that

Captain M. Scott. 30% lay in the church.

Captain J. Irvin. 31 Thomas Blair, Hicks's-court, Little Captain C. Boyle. Moorfields,

The Judge Advocate read the Charges; 32 John Sporld, 41, Little Leonard-street, which were, in substance :Curiain-road.

" That Sir Honie, having been dispatched March 2. Nonday, Andrew Nardi, who to capture the Cape, in conjunction with Sir was tried at the Old Barley in December D. Baird, did, atter that Seulement haut surSessions, for the murder of William Broad, rendered, in January, 1805, proceed to at. in Long-Acre, during the Westminster Elec. tack the Spanish Settlement of Buenos Ayres, tion, but who was acquitted by the Jury on for which he had no direction or authorny a conut of Insanty, received his Majesty's whatever; and did, in consequence, wath. pardon, on condition of his quitting the king. draw from the Cape the whole of the naral dom within seven days, and not being found force which had been placed under his contherein during the term of his natural lite; mand, for the sole purpose of protecung it; and was discharged from Newgate accord- thereby leaving a place, which it was his ingly.

duty to guard, not ouly exposed to attack 4. The Earl of Dartmouth was elected and insult, but even without the means of Vice-President of the Society of Arts, in affording protection to the trade of his Muthe room of the late Duke of Richmond. jesty's subjects

, or of taking possession of And, on the same day, Mr. T. Woodtall was any enemy's ships which might have put into elected Assistant Secretary to the Society, in ihi adjacent liarhours." the room of Mr. Charles Combe, resigned. Tire Judge Advocate produced a variety

5. A Court of Cominon Council was held of letters and other documents to substanat Guilchail.

uate the charges, which were fendered and Mr. Birch moved to petition Parliament prored in evidence, and afterwards severally

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cad; when the prosecution was stated to be letters, containing acconnts of his procred. closed.

ings in the capture of the Cape of Good Sir Home Popharo being then called on hy Hope, and those contaiiting his plan, and the Court, to state when he would be ready the time of his siling for Rio de la Plata. to proceed on his defence, requested the in- To the first, their Lordships' Secreitery, as dulgence of the Court for a lite tirae ; and Sir Home stated, coldly replied, that he had the Court adjourned till next day,

'it in command from their Lordships 10 acSaturday. Second Day.--Tue Court met, quaint trim, that he had received his letter *merely 10 deliver attested copies of some and inclosures, giving an account of the new charges, and then adjourned till Mona surrender of the Cape and its dependencies, day, to give Sir Home Popham time to pre- and had the honour to retain his most obe. pare his detence.

dient servant. With this letter, in the same Mundant. - Third Day. - The Court re- packet, was another, acknowledging the reopened at nine o'clock, and Sir Homeceipt of one from Sir Home, enclosing a Popham comidenced an cloqnent and ani- letier from Capt. Donelly, of the Narcissus, mated defence. Ilis observacions generally detailing his account of the destruction of tended to show, that officers having com- the Bellona French privateer, in which Sir * mands like his, could not be lettered by the Home was directed by their Lordships to literal tenor of the orders usnally given. A express to Captain Donelly their warm apcommand like that was, from its very nature, probation of his conduct, and that of his discretionary, and the word discretion was officers and men ; while, for the capture of of very comp-ehensive meaning. Admiral the Cape, Sir Home had not one word. The . Rooke, when he attacked and took Gibral- Army had been thanked, and spoken of in tar, had no orders to guide him ; but he was the handsomest terms, but not one word from not brought to trial. Lord St. Vincent, when the Board of Admiralty, in praise, or even lie attacked Teneriffe, did so without any speaking of liis conduct on ihe occasion in orders, although it could not be considered terms of common satisfaction. as within the limits of liis coinmand. The By another letter, he received acknowillustrions Nelson, when he pursned the ledgment of their Lordships having received French Fleet to the West Indies and back, his plan of operations against the Settlements certainly went by his own discretion, very of the Rio de la Plata. The same cold much out of the course of his command; manner was here observed, as in the former but it would have been impossible to bave casc. Their Lordships had received bis coinblamed him. The capture of Curaçoa sas'munications, and the Secretary had the ho. entirely an expedition of discretion. Sir nour to be his most obedient humble servant. Home Popham recapitulated several other · Surely, said Sir Home, if my conduct had expeditions which, he said, were much inore been disapproved, it would have been .no unauthorized than that which he had under- ditficult naiter to have hinted at it; or, was taken, and for which the Commanders, who I not rather to think that the news of the had undertaken them, had never been called surrender of the Cape of Goori Hope being to any account. His expedition, he con- acknowledged in terms similar, and that tended, was strictly within the limits of his being an acquisition of undoubted importe command; and this, he should prove, he ance, I might also conclude, by a fair inhoped, to the satisfaction of his Country, by ference, that my operations were approved the evidence which he should have the ho- by the same taciturnity? nour to lay befóre the Court. Sir Home, in Ile complained most of the manner in his defence, particularly wished to impress which he had been sent home, in a small the Court with the conviction, that, in his prize-brig, miserably manned, and worse private interviews with Mr. Pitt, he (Mr. armed. But he thanked God he had arrived Pitt) had sanctioned and agreed withi Sır safe, to meet the accusations that had been Ifome on his attacking Buenos Ayres; but heaperi up for his reception. He commented that all his interviews were of such a sceret with much force, and a considerable degree nature, that, from the unfortunate death of of eloquence, on the man er in which the that great man, he could not adduce any charges were drawn up against hims; the positive cridence of such sancrion. But he masual siile of which was to stigmatise him, was confident bé should, froin the very re- (in the words of the order,) with a fagrunt spectable evidence be should call on, be neglect of duty, which the same order, on enabled to prove that such communications the face of it, ways, in their Lordships' opihad actually taken place; although it was nion, ought not to go unpunished. impossible, from the distance of the prospect,

Alter Sir liome Popham had concluded to expect that official orders should have his detence, he proceeded to cell has wito been regularly transtuitted to him by the Atlmiralty of liat day:

The first witness examined was Lord Mel. Io the course of ihe defence, Sir Ilome ville. dwelt strongly on the manner in which he The principal qnestions put to his Lordship hvid been treated by the present Board of by the Prischer were, as to the contidential

Almraliy, pusticularly in tno points, those communications, from time to time, made to i of their acknowledging the receipt of his him by Mr. Pitt, as well as by his Lordsbip, I wop. Moz. Tel. L), Varch, 1807,

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on the subject of South America, particu- Sir Home then said, " I here close my Jarly relative to some proposals made to defence, and throw myself entirely upon Government by General Miranda, in which the justice and wisilom of this honourable : communication Sir Home bore a conspicuous Court. I have suffered inuch in my feelings part, being at one time left in company with and character; but I do trust and hope your General Miranda, for the express purpose of judgment will relieve the one and rescue the ascertaining minutely all the General's plans : other. If, in my zeal for the service, I and afterwards, by his Lordship's direction, have exceeded the limits of due discretion, drawing up a memoir and projet, which was I trust it will appear that I was

olely ac. submitted to the consideration of the Govern- tuated by an anxious desire to promote the ment. His Lordship distinctly admitted, that interests, the lionour, and glory of my Counhe had frequently turned his serious thoughts try. Anded by my brave followers, and to the subject of South America, with a view under the protection of Divine Providence, to the advantages that might be derived by I was put into possession of two capital obtaining a footing in it, for the introduction cities, in two different quarters of the globe. of our manufactures.

Upon an examination of my defence, I trust · Ile stated, that Sir Home bad certainly it will be found that been enployed at different times, by the Government, on confidential services, and “ 'The very head and front of my offending had given satisfaction by the way in which “ Hath this extent-no more." those services had been executed; but his Lordship did not say, that Sir Home had

“ I retire, trusting in your w dom and jusbeen authorized to make an attack upon the

tice for my honourable acquitial.” Seulement of Buenos Ayres.

Sir Home Popham having, with his friends Mr. Sturges Bourne was the next witness withdrawn, about eleven o'clock the Court called. His testimony went prinoipally to was cleared, and, after four hours' delibera. prove, that Sir Home Popham had had in- tion, was again opened; when Sir Home terviews with Mr. Pitt, on the subject of the having taken his place at the foot of the Cape of Good Hope; and that in conse- table, the Merabers being covered, the Judgequence of soine communication made by Sir Advocate proceeded to read the sentence, as Home to Mr. Pitt, the latter had directed follows: the witness to make further inquiry, and This Court having maturely considered take some steps, the result of which com- the nature of the Charges, heard all the evipletely confirmed the information given by dence, and having fully deliberated upon the Sir Home Popham.

whole of this case, are of' opinion, that the Mr. Huskisson was next called in and Charges have been proved against the said sworn. Ile stated the different interviews Captain Sir Home Popham; that the withSir Home had had with the late Ninister and drawing, without orders so to do, the whole himself. on the subject of South America ; of any naval force from the place where it and the anxiety expressed by Mr. Puit to is directed to be employed, and the employmake use of the naval superiority of the ing it in distant operations against the enemy; Country, for the purpose of obtaining an more especially, if the success of such opeadvantage there; and admitted, that it had rations should be likely to prevent its speedy been consiantly an object that was deemed return, may be attended with the most serivery desirable. He stated, that he had him-' ous inconvenience to the public service, as seli, by Mr. Pitt's direction, made very par. the success of any plan, formed by his Maticuiar' inquiries on the subject, and had jesty's Ministers for operations against the taken some measures thereon (the precise eneniy, in which such 'naval force night he natue of which, however, he declinca ex. included, may, by such removal, be entirely plaining). The Court then adjourned to the prevented. And the Court is further of opldext morning,

nion, that the conduct of the said Captain Sir Tuesday.--- Fourth Day.--Sir Home Pop- Home Popham, in withdrawing the whole of hanu proceeded in his defence; when Mr. the naval force under his command, from Marsden, Mr. T. Wilson, a Loudon Mer. chant, Mr. Tho. Brown, Master Atiendant ing with it to the Rio de la Plata, was highly

the Cape of Good Hope, and the proceedof the Cape, and Capt. King, were examined censurable ;--but, in consideration of circune on lus behall; the latter stated, on repeated stances, the Court doth adjudge him to be questions, that he considered the Cape as ONLY SEVERELY REPRINANDED-and Being lett perfectly safe; and that it was un- he is accordingly, hereby, severely repro derstood, ihat Buenos Ayres was within the manded." Cape station.

The Provost Marshal then, procceded 19 Wednesd:18. ---Fifth Day.---The President the President, and presented the Scord of asked Sir Flomc, whether lie had any other Sir flonie Popham to lum; when he was of: evidence to adduce? Sir llome said, he dered to return it. The Provost Marstral could call other witnesses, but lie should now returned to the bottom of the table, and, decline it. Ile șhen presented a list of with a respectful salutation, gure buch Ilie papers, which he wished to have read in his Sword to Sir Home, and the Court was disdetence, and entered in the minutes.

solved.

10. The Whig Club held their monthly piano-forte manufactory of Messrs. Clemeeting at the London Tavern, Lord Holland menti and Co., Tottenham-court-road; by in the Chair. It was unanimously resolved, which the whole of the interior was renthat “ The Memory of the Right Hon. Charles dered a heap of ruins; the houses on each James Fox" should be an established senti. side coruposing a part of the manufactory, ment at every meeting.

and occupied by several families employed Johnson, the smuggler, who had been out- in the concer, were entirely consumed, lawed under a Commission of Bankruptcy, with the whole of the furniture ; the backs was examined before the Commissioners, by of the houses in Francis-strcet, and the Livirtue of a special order from the Lord High very Stables on the other side, are much Chancellor for that purpose. After his exa- damaged, and some of the forniture entirely inination, he was taken into custody by Mr. destroyed. The damage is at present esuNixon, Under Warden of the Fleet, and con- mated at 40,000l., about 15,0001. vf which ducted back to that prison.

only is insured. 16. An Inquest was held on a Mrs. Birk- 21. The arrival of the long-expected ship, wood, of Knight-Rider court, Doctors' Come Saruh Christina, trom Bengal, was announced mons, who had cut her throat. Verdict Luna- at the East-India House. By this ship, the cy.-It is remarkable, that a Mrs. Cutty, a account of the capture of the Fame Eastneighbour, after taking hier breakfast, on Indiaman is confirined. She was fallen in Monday, said to a servant, “ Mrs. B. is with, on the 41h of September, by the liednow happy; I wish I was so;" and then de- montoise French frigate, of 46 guns, on her siring not to be disturbed for some time, went passage from Bombay to Bengal. An action into her bed-room and hung herself.

inimediately ensued; and the Fame supported 18. A Court Martial was held at Ports- a severe contest for soine time, against the moulli, for the trial of Capt. E. L. Gower, very superior force of the enemy. At length, for the loss of the Shannon in 1803, on the Captain Jameson, his officers, and crew, surFrench coast. The Court pronounced au rendered, were taken on board the frigate, honourable acquittal.

and all put on board an Arab ship, with the Sir IIome Popliam, ' attended by Captain exception of the Surgeon and Boatswain. | King, and his Agent, Mr. Lavie, paid a visit Killed in the action.---Peter Patten.

to the Merchants and Underwriters at Lloyd's Wounded.-W. J. Weare, chief officer ; Coffee-house. He was introduced into the C. Thomas, midshipman; W. Merchant, A. Subscription Room about three o'clock, and Thompson, T. J. Sergeant, and A. Aroustead, received three cheers, Sir Ilome addressed seamen; all slightly. them in nearly the following words :

An account was received in town, that the “ Gentlemen,--- It is impossible for me to crew of a Dutch frigate, lately driven on express what I feel on this occasioni, seeing shore upon one of the Orkney Islands, had muy self surrounded by the most respectable quietly surrendered themselves prisoners of merchants of the first city in the world, mark- war to the Caitluss volunteers. ing, personally, their opinion of my exertion At the Surry Assizes, J. Pope and J. May

promote the public weltare; and although cock, were tried tor the murder of Mrs. his Majesty's Government found it expedient Pooley, at Horsley Down. The deceased to arraign my conduct on my return from was 68 years of age, and was found mure : abroad, I trust my defence will satisfy the dered in her apartment in Free School-lane. respectable body to whom I have now the It was proved, that the murder was comhonour to address myself, that every action mitted on the 9th of August, by the prie of mine was directed to promote the honour soners; and that his Majesty's pardon las and glory of my Country; and I shall ever been offered to Pope, on condition of his feel myself bound to employ my humble giving up his companion, who had manually talents for the altainment of any object con- conmitted the murder. Pope was accoruducive to its prosperity, although I feel that ingly acquitted ; and he then stated that he the wings of discreuon have been materially went, at the suggestion of Maycock, and dipped.”

broke into Mrs. Pooley's house, where, after 19. A half-yearly Court of the Propriсtors some time, Maycuck" seized the old lady, of Bank Stock was held at the Bank, for the threw her down, and strangled her. They purpose of declariug the amount of the halla then robbed the house of upwards of 901.Icar's dividend due at Lady-day. The go. The Jury, without hesitation, found the pri. vernor, Deputy-Governor, and Directors, an- soner Guilty ; and the Judge, in passing sen. Rounced, that on the 8th of April nex; tirey tence, observed, it was a Murder the most would be at liberty to receive half a year's barbarous and cold-blooded he had ever dividend of 5 per cent on the amount of heard or read of. The prisoner was ordered their Stock, due at Lady-day, making 10 for execution on Bionday, and bus body to per cent per annum on the gross amount, be dissected. He often laughed during the independently of the prospect of a bonus at trial; and sentence being passed on him, he the next half-yearly niceting.–Bank Stock, said, on going from the Dock, " Thanic ye in consequence, rose to 2301 per cent. for that; I ani done, snug Enough!"

30. This morning, about half past four W. Duncan, a-gardener, was then tried for o'clock, a druadful Gre broke out at the the murder of baus master, W. Chivers, Esq.

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at Battersea, on the 24th of January, by Ministry has taken place; and the ostensi. striking him in the face with a spade. The ble reason assigned for it is, the objections deceased was 82 years of age, and the pric of a Great Personage to the measure fut soner had been only 10 days in his service. adicitting Roman Catholics to serve as Of It appeared, that ibe deceased having threat. ficers in the Army and Nary. On the 18th, ened to turn him away, and having also before bis Majesty left town, a message was chastised hilo with a cane, his passion over- transmitted, through his Royal Highness the carpe his reason, and he struck his master Duke of Cumberland, to Lords Eldon and twice in the face; the second blow proved Hawkesbury, commanding their attendance mortal. Several respectable persons gave at Windsor next niorning. Their Lordships the prisoner an excellent character. The 'accordingly set off at an early hour, and reprisoner having confessed, in his defence, mained with his Majesty from ten o'clock till that he had formed the design of striking one. Upon their return, they waited upon his master ever since the afiernoon of the the Duke of Portland; to whom his Majesty's preceding day, the Jury, after a very long coinnlands were signified, to frame, in condeliberation, found him Guilty,

cert with the above-nicntioned wroble Lords, A sudden and unexpecied change in the and others, a New ADMINISTRATION,

MARRIAGES. M. W. PARNES, esq., of Reigate, to Charles Combe, esq., son of Dr. Combe,

the Hon. Georgiana Catharine Coven- of Ilart-strect, Bloomsbury, to Miss Payue try, second daughter of Viscomt Deerhurst. Georges, eldest daughter of the laie W. Payne

Mr. James Ward, of Christ Church, Surry, Georges, esq., of blanchester-square. to Miss dlay, of Lainbeth.

Sir R. L. Blossę, bari., of Gabalva, to Joseph Kay, esq., architect, of Bedford- Miss Charlotte Richards, of Landaff, Glastreet, Bedford-square, to Miss Porden, morganshire. eldest daughter of William Porden, esq., ar- The Hon. Thomas Parker, of Greshamn chitect, of Berners.strect.

Hall, Oxfordshire, to Miss Eliza WalstenLeonard Walbanke Childers, esq., to Miss bolme, of Holywell. Sussex. Sarah Ann Keul, second daughter of Sir Philip Gibbs, esq.. eldest son of Sir Philija Charles Kent, bart., of Grantham House, Gibbs, bart., to Miss Maria Knipe, third Lincolnshire.

daughter of Robert Kuipe, esq., late of New Mr. Jolin Murray, bookseller, Fleet-street, Lodge, near Great Berkhampsted. London, to Miss Elliot, daughter of the late Capt. Stuart, of the 16th light dragcous, Mr. Charles Elliot, of Edinburgh.

to Miss Anson, sister of Viscount Ansun. E. B. Lousada, etq., of Devonsbire-square, W.C. Grant, esq., of the 92d regainent, to Miss Goldsmid, eldest daughter of Abra- to Miss Snsan Milne, youngest daughter of ham Goldsmid, esq.

the Rev. Dr. Milne, of Depttord.

land, esq.

MONTHLY OBITUARY. AT York-place, Brompton, James New- per annum, whereas, at the time he cama

there, it was not worth more than 101. AlAt Carmichael House, Lanarkshire, in her thongh Nir. Bell had been blod for many 81st year, Jane, Countess Dowager or Hynd- years, yet he performed the occasional duis ford.

until a short time previous to his death. At Lwinburgh, the Countess Dowager of In Ireland, the Right Rev. Dr. Michac) Dalhousie.

Peter M'Mahon, titular bishop of Killaloe. At Tower, in Furness, Lancashire, the Rer. aged 70 years; inore than half of which Mr. Bell, in his 95th year; and on the

tine he was in that see. same day, and in the saiuc house, his bro- Aged 84, the Rev. G. Drury, rector of ther-in-law, Mr. William Heinming, in l.is Overston and Billing, in Northamptonshire. 91st year.---Mr. Bell had been curate of At\Vindsor, the Rev.Lancaster Adkins, D.D. Tower «pwards of 61 years; and about rector of Belungh und Scoitow, in Nortolk. seven years ago, two of his predecessors Mrs. Ireland, wife of Mr. Johu Ireland, (curates of Tower) were living, one at author of " Hogarth Illustrated," &c. Seathwaite, in Furness, the other at Gray- At Newington, Mrs. Pour, mogher of rigg, Westinoreland. A short time ago, a Mrs. Dickons, the vocal performer. gentleman of the origlibonrhood asked IIr. At Findor, the Rev. Dr. Mielealf, vicar of Bell what the cucary of Tower might be that place, aged 62. worth? On which he answered, that it Ai Moretun, Cheshire, aged 90, Mr. George was now a very good thing, viz. about 351. 'Meadow.

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