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ful task devolved on bim of calling the atten. || act was such as to induce men to think that tion of the Court aud Jury to the case of the ne:hing but a madman would or could comprisoner.le conjured them to consider, that || mit it? This he maintained should not be justice, and got vengeance, to-day, was tbe il concluded. Suppose that it had pleased God, object of this prosecution. He adverted to for the sake of the large family which Mr. the prisoner's life and habit, and on the sound. Perceval hid left, and for the sake of the ness of his mind in every transaction of his country, to snatch off the man in the very Jife, being selecied by others to transact their linoment of uplifting his band to commit tbe business, as well as manifesting and exercising | murder.-Let me suppose that on the same a compleie knowledge of his own. He went | morning he had made his will, that his represome years ago to Russia from a house in sentativ s had tried to set aside the will on the Liverpool, and there, whether by his conduct | plea of insanity and adduced the attempt and or misconduct he could not say, but he was Il contrivances he had made, as the proof of it, imprisoned, un which occasion be applied for ll would it b said, having in every other respect redress to Lord G. L Gower and Mr. Sharpe, shewn bimseif a rational man, that this being but they could not interfere wi h the Govern. the only irrational act should therefore be ment there, and he afterwards returued here, listermed sufficient evidence of his having AO and went into business, and found persons to mind? Because he had done this one act, join bim, and employ him, in Liverpool, as which was an act of madness, was it to be well to manage his own, as to conduct Iheir
| inferred that he was deranged, merely because affairs. Then he conceived that he was en he had commitied so atroci us a deed, that ne titled to remuneration, and sought it from Go one else would have committed it! If so, then veroment here. But nu foundation being esta. | The consequence would be, that the magnitude blished that could warrant their consideration. of a crime woulil he an apology for it. of him, bis claim was rejected. He then eu The Learned Gentlemau then stated the deavoured to appeal to Parliament, but no law of the case, as it applied to sane and insane person could be found who would undertake persons, clearly demonstrating that the cognithe task, conceiving that he had not the least zance of right and wrong was, that alone claiın or right to any relief from Parliament. wbich the law regarded as the criterion by He then applied to Mr. Perceval himself, who | which it considered persons responsin
ponsible to found that he had not just ground of claim, ll The law for their acts, distinguishing between and, of course, resisted his suit. From that | criminal and civil incapacity, and this reasonmoment the desire of revenge arose in his | ing he applied to the prisoner, adding that mind, and murder was the crime he resolved Il a man may be incapable of managing bis own on. He bas been resident in this city for four affairs, that it may even be deemed expedient months, and the whole of that time has been to deprive him of the power of managing occupied in preparing himself for the horrid | them, yet that man is not thereby discharged act. He io foroved himself of the time when from his criminal acts. He said this on the Mr. Perceval was in the habit of going to authority of the first sages who had written the House of Commons; he provided himself | on criminal law, and who laid it down, that witb pistols, balls, and ammunition, and eveo la man, ohough incapable of conducting his had an alteration made ju his dress by the civil affairs, is criminally responsible if he has addition of a pocket extraordinary to contain a mind capable of distinguishing between tight one of the pistois so provided. He placed I and rorong. The Attorney-General maintainthimself in such a situation as was best calcu ed that if even insanity in all his other acts lated not only to commit the crime that he had had been manifest, yet the systematic cor. in view, but also to elude the possibility of rectness with which the prisoner contrived prevention; for he took his station iminedi. the murder of Mr. Perceval, shewed a mind ately within the outer door of the lobby of at the time capable of distinguishing right the House of Commons, a spot precisely suited and wrong. Here there was no deficiency, as to meet every Member as he came in, and per in the cases he bad cited, and therefore he petrate the deed without interruption. You must insist, that if the Jury thought with will hear from the witnesses the account of bim they must find a verdict, of Guilty. He tbis tragical event. They will detail the par coneluded by expressing his satisfaction, that ticulars of this murder. '18 be, or is be not, this was an act pot counected with any other guilty of the borrid assassination, is the person, but confined solely to theprisoder at simple question for the Jury, and on that the Bar. you will decide? lo adveriing here to the The ATTORNEY GENERAL concluded about bloody deed, ibe Attorney General noticed one o'clock; the witnesses called for the Crown the manner in which the prisoner always con- | were, Mr. W. Smith, M. P. for Norwich ; Mr. ducted himself, to shew that he was always Lynn, (the surgeon) Gen. Gascoigne, Mr. Bura compos mentis, and completely so at the time Il gess, a person of the name of Taylor, Mr. that he committed the foul murder.
Hume, Mr. Norris, Mr. Dowling, and Vicary, From these topics the Learoed Gentleman the Bow street ofiicer. The evidence was the adverted to the wicked machinations in con same in every particular which was given be. trivi g and planning the crime. He then fore the Coroner's inquest, and, as it dis. appealed to the good sense of the Jury to say, closed no new fuct, we refer our readers to whether, because the whole course of a man's the report of the inquest, as thinking it una life was perfectly rational, that it could only necessary to repeat the evidence. Th• evi. he irrational when the atrociousness of the Il dence of Taylor, the only new witaess adduced, was, to the fact of receiving orders from :/ carriage as he was passing the Russian frontier, the prisoner to make him an juder pocket, by order of "he Military Governor al Archclose'o the left breast of bis coal; with a vitw, i angel, and thrown in'o prison. He immepo doubt, of carrying his pistols unsuspici. diately applied to the British Consulat Archously therein. Taylor was a tailor, and bad langel, and hrough him to the British Ambar. repair d clothes for the prisouer. The pistolssidor, Lord Grauville L-veson Gower, then at were produced, and the one found on Belling- | the Russian Court, stating his case. Lord ham's person, and loaded, was proved to be | GL Gower wrote to the Military Governor of the fellow of the one with which he assas- | Archangel, desiring that if he, the prisoner, sinated Mr. Perceval; the mould in which was not detained for any legal cause, he might the bullets were cast, and the bag for the be immediately liberated as a British subject; pistols, and screw, which seemed to belong but the Governor answered, that he, the prito them, and wbicli were found at his loda i soner, was detained in prison for a legal ings, were likewise produced, and the whole cause, and that he had conducted himself in was found, severally, to correspond, and be a very indecorous manner. From this time appropriate, each to the other. The bure of Lord G. L. Gower, and the British Consul, the pistol was very large, and the bullets found positively declined any farther interference in in the prisoner's lodgings exactly fitted the i the business; and he, the prisoner, was detain. bore of the pistol used in the murder.-Mr. ed in durance for near two years, in spite of Smith gave his evidence in a most admirable all bis endeavours to induce the British Mi. manner, and with great sensibility. Indeed, mister to interfere with the Emperor of Russia, all the witnesses were solemu, correct, and for the investigation of his case. At length, impressive. It was about throc o'clock when bowever, after being bandied from prison to the case for the pro: ecation closed. The pri- il prison, and from dungeon to dungeon, fed soner was then informed by the Chief Justice : on bread and water, treated with the utmost that this was the time for his defi nce.
cruelty, and frequently marched tbrough the The prisoner said, that the papers taken streets under a military guard, with felons frosi his person were documents absolutely ne. Il and criminals of the most atrocious descrip. cessary to his defence, and he claimed them !tion, even before the residence of the British from the Court. They were accordingly de- | Minister, who might view from bis windove livered to bim; and he proceeded to ad- | this degrading severity towards a British dress the Jury in a speech of above an hour's subiec', who had committed no crime, to the continuance, interspersed with the reading of disgrace and insult of the British uation; those several documents, and with his own he was afterwards enabled to make his case comments. He expressed his thanks to the kuowa through the Procureur; it was invesKing's Attorney General for the resistance 'tigated, and be obtained a judgment against hc upposed to the defence set up by his Coun the Military Governor aod the Senate. Not. sel, which went to prove that he was insane; withstanding this decision, he was immedibecause, if it had succeeded, it would not ately sent to another prison, and a demand have answered the purpose of his justificatinn. was made on him for 2000 rubles, alleged 10 As to the lamentable catastrophe for which be due by bim to a Russian merchant, who he was now on his trial before that Court, no was a banrkupt. He refused to pay this deman could lament the sad event with deeper maud for a debt which he did not owe; and surrow than he did not even the family and the Senate, finding him determined to resist nearest friends of the unfortunate Mr. Perce the demand, he was declared a bankrup, and val. He disclaimed, in the most solemn man continued in prison under the pretener, that, per, any motive of personal or premeditated having been applied to for the payment of this walice towards that Gentleman in particular; demand, he had made answer that he could and could only state, the unfortunate lot had not pay it, because all his property was in fallen upon him as a leading Member of that! England, no such answer having ever been Administration, which had repeatedly refused given by him. Under this pretence he was him any reparation for the unparalleled in- V detained in prison. When the Marquis of juries he had sustained in Russia.--He then | Douglas arrived in Russia, he made his case entered into a detail of the injuries he had known to him; and said he only wished it suffered. He was, he said, a person engaged to be shewn that the money was justly due, in mercantile concerns at Liverpood, and in a and he would pay it. The Marquis of Douglas prosperous situation ; that in the year 1804 he made a representation, and stated it was only went to Russia, on some mercantile business | desired tbat the justic of the claim should be of importance to himself; and having finished shewn, and the movey should be paid. This that business, he was about to take bis de. application, bowever, was ineffectual, and ho parture from Arcbangel for England. At that was stilirequired to pay the 2000 roubles, or iime a ship, called the Soleure, was lost in the even 20 roubles, to acknowledge, in some deWhite Sea. She was chartered for England, gree, the justice of the demand. and, by the direction of her owners, insured All this while bis wife, a young woman of at Lloyd's Coffee-house; but the underwriters only twenty years of age, with an infant at her at Lloyd's refused to pay the owners for their breast, remained at St. Petersburgh, in expectloss; and in consequence of some circum. ation of his arrival: avd at length, in the stances connected with this refusal, and the eighth month of her pregnancy, disappointed toos of this ship, with neither of which he of her hopes, was obliged to set out uoprohad any concern wbatever, he was seized in his li tecled, on ker voyage for England. At last, after a series of six years' persecution in ibe ; take such steps as he thought fit. Finding mauner he bad described, the Senate, quite himself thus bereft of all hopes of redress; tired out by these severities, in 1809, he re- his affairs ruined by his long imprisonnent ceived, at midnight, a discharge from his conin Russia, through the fault of the British finement, and an urder to quit the Russian Minister; his property all dispersed for want domnions ; with a pass, which was in fact, of his own attention; his family driven inte an acknowledgment of the justice of his cause. I tribulation and want; his wife and cbilien
On his return to Euglaud he laid a stalel claiming support, which he was unable to give ment of his grievances before the Marquis Welp them; himself involved in d fficulties, and lesley, accompanied by authentic documents, pressed on all sides by claims he could not and claiming some redress for the injuries he answer; and that justice refused to him which had sustain d through the conduct of the Bricit was the duty of Government to give, not as tisb Minister in Russia; which injuries it was a matter of favour but of right; and Mr. impossible he should have suffered, if they Perceval obstinately réfusing to sanction his had not been countenanced and sanctioned by claims in Parliament, he was driven to dethat Minister. The Noble Marquis was then spair, and under these agonizing feelings was in Court, and could contradict his statement l'irapelled to that desperate alternative which if it was false. He represented the circum- he had unfortunately adopted, and for wbich stanc s as they really were; and not as per. the last answer of the Government had given sonally concerning himself, but as involving him a carte blanche. the bunour of the British Government. He Lord G. L. Guwer was then in the Court, was referred by the Noble Marquis to the and he called on him to contradict, if he could, Privy Council, and from the Privy Council the statement be bad made. Mr Perceval to the Treasury; and ibus bandied from one | had unfortunately fallen the victim of his de department to another, be applied to Mr.) sperate resolution. No man lamented more Perceval, who refused to support his claims. sincerely thau he did the calamitous event. He He was vext advised to petition Parliament; I could never reflect on it withoui bring ready but then he was joformed it was necessary to to burat into fears. If he had met Lord Gower, have the sanction of his Majesty's Ministers, in the desperate resolution he had taken, he as his claim was of a pecuniary nature; and í Lord G.) should have received the ball and be accordingly wrote to Mr. Perceval during not Mr. Perceval. He disclaimed most sothe Session of 1811, but he received for an lenaly all personal or promediiated malice swer from his Secretary, that the time for against Mr. Perceval. presenting private petitions to Parliament was In the conclusion of his Address, Belling. gone by, and that Mr. Perceval could got en- | ham became very animated and energetic, and courage bis hopes, that he would recommend spoke as follows: his claims to the House of Commons. Hell " It is a melaucholy fact, said he, that the Dext memorialized his Royal Highness the warping of justice, including all the various Prince Regent, in a statem:nt of his suller- || ramifications in which it operates, occasions jugs; some time afterwards, he received an more misery in the world, in a moral seose, answer from Colonel M‘Mabon, stating that than all the acts of God in a physical one, by some accident his petition was mislaid. He with which be punishes mankind for their thea wrote another petition to his Royal transgressions; a coufirmation of which, the Highness, and he understood it was referred single; but strong instance before you, is one to the Treasury, as appeared by a letter 10 remarkable proof. him from Mr. Secretary Ryder, dated Writc. “If a poor unfortunate man stops anotber hall, on the very day kis Royal Hipiness came upon the bighway, and robs him of but a few to unrestricted power; but at tbe Treasury he shillings, he may be called upon to forfeit was afterwards told that nothing could be done, i his life. But I have been robbed of my liberty aud that he had nothing to expect. He wrote for years, ili treated beyond precedent, torn another memorial to the Prince Regent, but from my wife and family, bereaved of all my was joformed by a letter from Jr. Ryder, that property to make good the coosequences of his Royal Highness had not been pleased to l sich irregularities; deprived an: bereaved give any commands on the subject. Foiled of every thing that makes lite valuable, and in all his attempis to obtain justice, he ap- then called upon to forfeit it, because Mr. plied about six weeks sjuce to the il Perceval has been pleased to patronize iniquity strates at Bow.stiret, in a letter, stating bis' that ought to have been punished, for the sake grievances,-intreating their interference by! of a vote or two in the House of Commons, application to Government,-aud adding, that with, perhaps, a similar good turn elsewhere. if all redress was refused him, he must be “Is there, Gentlemen, any comparison beobliged to do himself justice by takiug such tween ite enormity of these two offenders ? steps as those must be responsible for who | No more than a mile to a mountain. Yet the resisied all bis applications. He received an one is carried to the gallows, wbile the other answer in few lines from Mr. Justice Read, sialks in security, fancying himself beyond the saying, that the office could not interfere : but reach of the law or justice: the most honest he found that Mr. Read, as was his duty, bad man suffers, while the other goes forward in represented the circu ustance to Guvernment; triumph to new and more extended enormities. and on a subsequent application to the Trea " We bave had a recent and striking insury, be was ioformed there, that he had no. stance of some unfortunate men, who have thing to expect, and that he was at liberty to I been called upon to pay their lives as the forfeit of their all-giance, in en-'eavouring to mi. ll it appeared that none of them ever knew any tigate the rigours of a pris: 1.-Aliuding to instance of his beiug a tended by any medical the recent Trials for Higb Treason, at Horse. ll verson, or in any manner coufind ur restrainmonger-lane )-But, Gen'lemen, wiere is the d for one hour by his friens on account of proportiog between the crimes for which they linsanity, or prevented from the management suffered, and what Gvernment bas been guilly li of bis uwo affairs, or from transacting business of in withhid ng its prote, tion from me! wib others. A d Anne Fidgius, in particular, Even in a Crown case, after years of uff rings, a imitted, that he had gone to attend divine I have been called upon to sacrifice all my service both morning and evening, last Sun. property, and the w.lfare of my fim.lv, to bols | day, at the Fourdling Hspital Chapel, with ter up the iniquiries of ihe Crow, and hen aer mistress and her little son; and that he at. am proseruled for my life, because I have || tended them on Monday to the European Mu. taken the only possible alternative to bring | em; and had been always respected in the the affair to a public investigation, for the house as a most regular and orderly person. purpose of being enabled to return to th Sir JAMES MANSFIELD succinctly recapi. bosom of my fimily with some degree of com. Itulated the circumstanc s already detailed, fort and honour Every man within the sound aud remaked, the plea ofinsanity could not be of my voice must feel for my situation ; but if any ava ! in such a case, unless it could be by yon, Gentlemen of the Jurv, i: must b fel! proved that the prisover, at the time be con. is a poculiar degree, wio are husbinds and mitted the act, was so far deranged in his fathers, and can fancy yourselves in my si'ua. mind, as pot to be capable of judging between tion-' trust that this serious lesson will ope right:nd wrong. rate as a warning to all future Ministers, and The Jury, atter retiring a short time, relead them to do he thing that is right, as ao turned in. ir verdict-GUILTY unerring rule of conduct ; fur, if the superior The RECORDER immediately proceeded to classes were more correct in 'heir proceedings, pronounce sentence. “ Prisoner at the Bar, the extensive ramifications of evil would, in a you have been found guilty of one of the most great ineasure, he hemmed up and a notable li atrocious crimes a crime that, in all ages, proof of the fact is, that this Court wou'd l and in all nations, has been held in detestation. never have been troubled with the case before in your case, this crime bas been attended it, hid their conduct been guided by these with every possible circumstance of aggravaprinciples.
tion. Ynu bave been guilty of the murder of "Lhave now occupied the attention of the a person whose suavity of mappers disarmed Court for a period much longer than I intend. hostility and rancour. By his death charity ed; yet, I trust, they will consider the awful | has been deprived of its warmest friend, and ness of my situation to be a sufficient ground || religion of its best support, and the country for a trespass, which, moder oher circum. of its greatest oruament. A man whose public stances, would be inexcusable. Sooner than ibaracter aid talents were capable of saving sufier what I have suffered for the last eight || his country. The murder you have perpetral. years, however, I should consider five hundred ed in the midst of unarmed men, confiding in deaths, if it were possible for human nature to their innocence and the sacred functions vested endure them, a fate far more preferable. Lost ! in them by ibeir country, and in the very saucso long to all the endermen's of my family, lurry of the law.” bereaved of all the bles. ings of life, and depriv. | He concluded a very solemn and impressive ed of its greatest sweet, iiberty, as the weary address by sentencing the prisoner to be taken traveller who has long been pelted by the pity | to the place from whevce he came, and from Tess storm welcomes the much-desired ion, thence to be taken, on Monday next, to a place shall receive death as the relies of all my sor. ll of execution, and there hung by the neck till rows. I shall not occupy your attention loo | dead, and his body afterwards to be dissected ger; but relying on the justice of God, and land anatomized. submitting myself to the dictates of your con The prisoner appeared very much collected science, I submit to the fiat of my fa'e, firmly throughout the whole of the proceedings. He anticipating an acquitta! from a charge so observed the witnesses, as they delivered their abhorrent to every feeling of my soul."
evidence, with much allention; and at interThree witnesses were then called--Mrs. | vals appeared se rene and careless; sometimes Phillips, who said, she knew the prisoner from twirling in his fingers a leaf of the herbs which his childhood ; that his father had died incane, ll generally lie on ibe front of the dock, and and that he himsrif had been all his life in all sometimes viewing the spectators. When state of derangement; and particularly since addressing the Jury, he seemed quite conhe came from Russia, and whenever be talked || scious of the justice of his cause; but it on this subject for the last three years, appeared from his emotion whenever he had Mrs. Mary Clark, who lives in Bagnio court, occasion to mention Mr. Perceval himself, or Newgate street, also stated her opinion of ibe whenever his virtues became the theme of prisoner's insini'y for the last two y.ars.-Anne praise to others, not that he had taken justice Fidgins, ervant at the house where the pri. Ninto bis own hands, but that be had not koner I dged in Nw Vil man-street, fo- tbe ll selected agether viction. Lord Granville Le last fur mnts, deposed that she thought || vison Gower secmed to be the chief object of his monpr confused and deranged for some bis resentment. While reading his papers, It time back, and particularly on Sunday la t: 0 was evident, from the manner in whicb ibey but ou cross-examination of these witnesses, trepubled in his hands, that he was much
agitated; but as well as we could judge, his presence of God, he trusted that all frelings of enotion was the result rather of an ansiety i resentment or revenge were eradicated from to deliver his sentiments with due effect, and his miud; he said yes ; that no man could a spuse of his former sufferings, and what he frel more sincerely for the situation of Mrs. conceived to be his wronge, than of any appre.
Perceval, and her family than he did that he hension as to his fate.
was aware he was about to appear in the presence of Godthat it was vain for human
being to hope to appear in that presence free EXECUTION OF THE ASSASSIN. from guilt-ibat man was but corruption, At seven on Monday morning, May 17, about Mr. Sheriff Birch said, you hope for mercy twenty Gentlemen, chiefly men of rank, ssem- || from your repentance through the merits and bled in the Lord Mayor's parlour at the intercession of your Redeemer. He said, yes, Sessions House, About half past seven, Mr. he was conscious of the nature of the act he Sheriff Birch, and Mr. Sheriff Heygale, with l had committed, and added, you know it is Mr. Poynder, their Deputy, arrived in the same forbidden in scripture. Mr. Sheriff Hrygale room. The Lord Mayor soon after followed. il said, he was glad he was in tbai temper of The Sheriffs and bis Lordship were in full || mind, and asked if he wished to have bis dress suits of black Headed by these officers sentiments made known. Bellioghain answerthe company procerded through the Sessions Il el, “ yes, certainly, I wish most earnestly lo House by subterraneous puissages into New. bive ibem made known." The Sherify then gate, and through various yards till they came asked bim if there was any thing further he into the yard of the conde moed capital con. had to say, any communication he had to make victs. Here was set out a small anvil on which to his family, or to any other person; he to strike off Bellingham's fetters. It rained || answered, 10; with respect to himself, bis hard. The Shriff's ordered the spectators 10 cares were of course over, and all his concern stand at some distance but around the anvil. l was for his family, which, he said, consisted lo a few minutes Billingham appeared, attend. l of his wife and three chiidren, all sous, and ed by the Rev. Mr. Ford, the Ordinary of New. he was most anxious they should be provided gate.-Bllingnam looked a little about bim | for. The Sheriff' then reminded him that a with a quick and sharp mauner, and observed, Gentleman bad been there yesterday from * It is a very wet morning.” He seemed as Liverpool, who had promised him that bis calm, collected and firm, as any of the specta. || family should be taken care of He expressd tors, qujie attentive to what was going forward ! bis satisfaction, and again repeated, that the without the least confusion. He was dressed | only anxiety he now felt was for his family, in a brown great coat buttoned half way up; a land for their future provision Mr Sher:fi blue and buff striped waistcoat, clay-coloured || Heygate then addressed hiin, and asked him pantaloons, white stockings, and shoes. Hell if he still adhered to his former deciaration kept on his round hat, and locked a little | tbat he had not perpetrated this act from any flushed in the face. He was desired to place concert or comnuication with any other perhis left leg on the april, which he did, but son, and that he was prompted to commit seemed a little afraid they would hurt him ; it merely from a mistakro sense of the wrongs he begged they wuld take care not to hurt which he coneived himself individually io him. When the irons were striking off his bave suffered. He immediately answered with right leg, he winced a little, as if they had huri petuliar earnestuess that he had not acied in bim
concert or in comuiu wication with any human When his irons were off, be quickly retired | being, and he wished that his last words upon into a room, attended by Dr. Ford, the Sheriff, this subject should be made known. He then the Lord Mayor, the executiouer, some ofli. | turned round to a table on which the ropes fo cers, and two or three Gentlemen, to have binding his hands and arms, aud ibe one with his arms tied back witb ropes, &c. Here he which he was to be executed, were lying, and put on Hessian boots, and waited till i be pro said, “Genilemen, I am quite ready.” The per time of proceeding to the place of excu boor being searly arrived al which he was to tion. During tbe time that he remained brre, suffer, one of the attendants proceeded to he talked to the Sheriffs with ease and com fasten bis wrists together; be turned up the posure, he repeated shortly what he had said sleeves of his coat, and clasping bis hands to. at the trial, respecting the wrongs wbich lieg-ther, presented them to the man who hold couceived himself to have suffered; and ad ibe cord, and said, “ so!" When they were ded, that if he could lo: ve presented his Peti. fastened, he desired the attendant to pull down tion to the House of Commons, the event for his sleeves so far as to cover the cord. The offi. which he was then about to die would not ll cer then proceeded to secure his arms by a have happened ; expressing at the same time rope behind him; when the man had finished, a hope that some regulation woud be made he moved his hands upwards, as if to ascertain upon the subject of petitions in fulure, to pre. whether he could reach his neck, and asked vent similar consequences. Mr. Sheriff Hey whether they thought his arnis wire suffi. gate then addressed him, and said, he hoped ciently fastened, saying that he might possibly that at this awful moment be fult due and struggle, and that lie wished to be so secured deep contrition for the dreadful act which be as to prevent any inconvenience arising from bad perpetrated. He replied, “I hope that I |it, and requested that the rope might be feel all that a man ought to feel.” The Sheriff lightened a little, which was accordingly done. then said, as he was about to appear in the N During the whole of the awful scene he ap.