fubfcribed, here in the presence, not having a sufficient regard to and by the favour of Mr. Ireland, the importance of the situation of have inspected the Shakspeare pa- a commander in chief, he omitted pers, and are convinced of their au- to thift his flag on board of fonic ihenticity.

other ship after the Royal SoveSamuel Parr, James Bofwell, reign had been disabled, in order John Twedale, LAUDERDALE,

to proceed, as he ought to have Thomas Burgers, Rev. J. Scott, done, to the place of his deftination; bart.

KINNAIRT, but that, instead of doing so, he John Byng, J. Pinkerton, gave his inftru&ions and the comJames Biudley, Thomas Blunt, mand of the convoy to another ofHerbert Croft, H. J. Pye,

ficer. And, 3dly, That after bis SOMERSET, Rev. N. Thorn- return he disobeyed another order I. Heard, garter bury,

of the board of admiralty, by not king of arms, John Hewlett, hoisting his flag on board the ArE. Webb, Matthew Wyatt, trea frigate, and proceeding to the E. Valpy, J. F. Newton. Wett Indies, as he had been order

To the above an atteftation is ed by their lordships. also subjoined as to the authenticity The evidence having been gone of the autographs and fac-similies through, the trial closed at one of the deeds with twelve ligna- o'clock, when the court pronounctures.

ed the following sentence: The new charter of North- “ The court having heard the Oth.

ampton, this day brought from evidence in support of the charges London by the mayor, was met at exhibited against the honourable the foot of the bridge by the cor- William Cornwallis, vice-admiral poration with great ceremony, and of the red; and having heard his conducted to the Guildhall amidst defence, and the evidence in his bethe congratulations of the townf- half, and having maturely weighed men on the re-establishment of and considered the same, were of their ancient privileges, and the opinion, Security and protection afforded to “ That with respect to the two

first charges, of his returning with7th.

The trial of admiral Corn- out leave, after having been order

wallis, for disobedience of or- ed to proceed to Barbadoes, and of ders in not proceeding to the West his disobeying the orders he had

es pursuant to the instructions received, misconduct was imputof the admiralty board, commenced able to him, for not having thifton board the Orion at Portsmouth, ed his flag on board the Mars or at eight o'clock in the morning. Minotaur, and proceeded in either

The charges were three in number. of them to the West Indies; but, The substance of them is as fol. in confideration of other circumlows: ist, Tbat admiral Cornwal. liances, the court acquilted him lis, after having failed from Eng- of any disobedience in his conduct laud for the Weit Indies, and pro- on that occasion. ceeded a considerable way on his " With respect to the third vovage, did return contrary to the charge, of his having, after his reorders he had received. 2dly, That turn, disobeyed the orders of the


the poor:

board of admiralty, in not going lugger privateer, belonging to the out to the West Indies in the Al-enemy, in Havre-de-Grace hartrea frigate, the court were of opie bour, by the boats of his squadron, nion that the charge was not prove then on a reconnoitring expedied, and therefore acquitted admiral tion, and the tide making strong Cornwallis upon that charge.” into the harbour, she was driven Toth.

Early this morning, the above the French forts, who, the

wife of Mr. Sawyer, a boat- next morning, the 19th,discovering, builder, near the Bishop's-walk, at break of day, the luggerin tow by Lambeth, was discovered in her a string of English boats, immedibed-room, with her brains dathed ately made the fignal of alarm, out, and stabbed in a most thock- which collected together. several ing manner. This horrid deed is gun-boats, and other armed veifels, fupposed to have been accomplish- that attacked the lugger and Bried by some diabolical villains, who tish boats; when, after an obţiientered the back part of the house nate resistance of two hours, fir leading to the river, and, meeting Sidney had the mortification of with refiftance to their schemes of being obliged to surrender himself plunder, perpetrated the hellith prisoner of war, with about fixteen deed. The murderers escaped of his people, and three officers without creating the least alarm. with him in the lugger. The DiaIt is a circnmitance particularly mond frigate is safe, but could afremarkable, that, although the hur- ford her commander no allittance, band of the murdered woman was there not being a breath of wind in the house the whole time, he during the whole of this unfortudeclares he neither heard nor saw nate transaction : we are happy to any thing of the transaction, add, that only four British teamen

This morning a little be- were killed, and one officer and fix uith.

fore 12, three malefactors seamen slightly wounded. The were executed at Kennington- seamen were immediately thrown common : a brush-maker, for a into prison on their landing; and riot in St. George's fields, fir Sidney underwent a long exayoung man for theep-stealing, and mination before the French coma man for house-breaking. mandant, after which he was or

Letters from Smyrna unfortu- dered to be conveyed, under a nately advise us of ihe conflagra- strong escort, to Paris. The foltion of 4000 warehouses, entirely lowing were amongst the officers belonging to Ottoman merchants, captured with fir Sidney Smith: the value of which is estimated at Meilrs. W. Moory, R. Kenyon, four millions of piastres.

and R. Barrow: one of there was Advice was received at the wounded. When the officers on 21st.

admiralty, brought by lieut, board the Diamond heard of the Crispe, of the Telemachus cutter, disaster which had, befallen their of the capture of the enterprising gallant commander, they sent a - fir Sidney Smith, commander of Hag of trnce into Havre, to enquire bis majesty's fhip Diamond, on the whether he was, wounded, and (n)coafi of France. Having, on the treating that he might be treatrd 18.b infant, boarded and taken a with kindnels. The governor re




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lication addrerled by Jord ed with the utmost humanity and Malden to the inhabitants of the attention. The French, it appears, borough of Leominster, the duke warped out another lugger of su- of Norfolk, accompanied by capt. perior force against that captured Wombwell, of the first West York by fir Sidney Smith in Havre-de- regiment of militia, and lord MalGrace harbour, with which they den, accompanied by capt. Taylor, engaged him, for a considerable aid de camp to his royal highnets time, with so much heavier metal, the duke of York, met on Saturday that rendered all his resistance in- evening in a field beyond Paddingeffectual, and therefore compelled ton. The parties having taken him to strike.

their ground, and the word being 14th.

Two of the officers belong- given by one of the seconds, they

ing to Bow-street arrived in fired without effect. The seconds town from Liverpool with Henry then thought proper to offer their Weston, who is charged with com- interference, and, in confequence mitting divers forgeries on the of a conversation which pafled bank of England to the amount of while the parties were

on the 17000l. He had got to Liverpool, ground, a reconciliation was efand sent his luggage on board the feeted. Hector, bound for St. Vincent's in In an act now before the house the Wett Indies, which ship had of commons, for the further supgot down to a place called the Gut, port and maintenance of curates about seven miles below Liverpool, within the church of England, the and was 10 have failed the next preamble recites the act of the 12th morning. The officers found him of queen Ann, by which every in bed at Bates's hotel, with a brace rector or vicar is enjoined to pay to of loaded pistols by his fide. On each curate a sum not exceeding their road io town, Weston found 501, and not less than 201. a year. means to conceal a cafe-knife in It fiates, that this allowance is now his pantaloons, and on changing become insufficient for the maintechaises at the King's-Head, Houn- nance of a curate. The bill therellow, he requested to go to the fore enacts, that the bithop or orprivy, where he cut his own throat, dinary shall have power to allow but milling one of the arteries, did the curate a fum not exceeding not effect his purpose.

seventy-five pounds a year, with 25th.

This night the counting- the use of the rectory or vicarage

house of Mr. Mingay, of house, where the re&tor does not Smithfield (who in the interim was reside four months in the year, or speaking to a friend in the back 151. in lieu thereof. room on the same floor) was broke DIED--19th. In Doctors Comopen, and a bag of gold, contain- mons, George Harris, D. C. L. fon ing 1209 guineas, which had been of Dr. John Harris, bishop of Lauplaced in readiness to send to liis daff, chancellor of the dioceles of banker's in the morning, was taken Durham, Hereford, and Landaff, clear off.

and commissary of Effex, Herts,

and Surrey. He has left a large

MA Y. fortune, which he has chiefly bequeathed to public charities: 10,000).


This day a storm of thunder to the Weliminfter Lying-in hof- was remarkably tremendous pital, donations equally liberal to in the western part of Sussex. At leveral others, and the residue (sup- Pulborough a barn was set on fire posed to be 40,000l.) to St. George's by the lightning, and entirely conhospital.

fumed. Luckily it contained only At his house in Stafford- seven quarters of oats. In the 21ft.

tow, Pimlico, aged 89, Ri- neighbourhood of the above place, chard Yates, elq. the celebrated the peas in the fields were considercomedian ; his reputation in the ably injured by a heavy fall of hail, parts of ald and grotesque cha- which accompanied the thunder. racters especially, was eminently


Northampton. The following great. He was remarkable for pure

dreadful accident happened a and chaste a&ting up to the words few days fince to Mr. J. Robinson, of his author with a scrupulous horse-breaker, in Peterborough : attention; the more remarkable, having a young colt in training, as performers of this cast of acting the animal began on a sudden to frequently introduce their own hu. plunge, by which means the rider mour, with what may be called the was thrown from bis seat with such licentia histrionica of the drama. He violence, as to fepatate the ribs excelled also in teaching or making from the back-bone. The unforan actor, in a higber degree, per- tunate man is atteoded by an emihaps, than any one of his time, nent surgeon, and there are hopes He was married, first, to a woman of his recovery. who was rich; secondly, to miss A few days ago, as a groom was Aana Maria Graham, who had combing a race-horse in the neighbetni introduced to his tuition by bourhood or Beverley, in Yorkshire, Mr Garrick, and with him the first the animal became lo irritated as to came on the stage at Birmingham. catch hold of the man's side with Mr. Yates died suddenly. He had his teeth, and tear away the feth been very well, as usual, for some in so thocking a manner, as to rentime, and had breakfasted heartily. der his bowels and entrails visible. Having ordered eels for dinner, The poor fellow's recovery is niuch when, unfortunately, they could despaired of. not be had, his warm and balty tenuper could ill bear the dilap


On Saturday the theriffs of

London and Middletex appoir.coent; and from anger he peared in the Exchequer chamber, worked himself up to rage. His to render into court their eftreats, housekeeper, zealous to please bin, levies, captions, &c. and to answer went out a long way, and brought an officer called the opposer, for some; ere the returned, exhaudied the crown. Several of ihe sheriffs' with fatigue of 1pirits, he had officers, no doubt, being engaged leaned his head upon the table, and about their country houses and The found him dead.

their carriages, had forgotten to make any returns, in coniequence of which the theriffs were ordered


to attend in person next term, for and that, of course, that will re the purpose of being examined upon , tained the same force and effect, mterrogatories by the officer before as if the second will had never the barons. This is á circumstance been made. On the part of the to which nothing similar has hap- defendant, it was maintained, in pened for a great many years. the first place, that the codicil was

An important cause came on to deftitute of those forms, expressly be tried in the common pleas, in required by the statute of wills, confequence of an issue directed which could alone give it the effe& from the court of chancery on the of reviving a first will in preference question of fact, whether the late to a second, where a real estate was earl of Orford devised by his last devised; and, secondly, that it was will any lands and effects to the the intention of the testator to anearl of Cholmondeley. The case is nex the codicil to the second, and briefly this.-On the 25th of No- not to the first will. To establish vember, 1752, the earl of Orford these points, it was proposed to made a will, in which he bequeathed adduce parol evidence; but the bis principal ettates, after the de- court interfered; and were unanimile of his immediate beir, the mous in their opinion, that the prefent earl of Orford, to the earl established law of the land forbade of Cholmondeley, whole grand. the admislion of parol evidence to father had married the daughter of contradict a written and perfect his ancestor, sir Robert Walpole, instrument, such as the will and the first earl of Orford. In 1756, codicil together appeared to be ; the earl of Orford made a second that the word last, on which the will, in which he changed the counsel for the defendant had laid order of succeflion, and gave a pro so much strels, was an expression ference over the earl of Cholmonde- which had no determinate meanley to lord Walpole, who is de- ing until the death of the testator, scended in a direct line from the when it operated to explain the second brother of the first earl of intended last act of his life; that Orford. --This, of course, annihi- neither the will of 1751, nor the. Jated the first will; and, had no- will of 1756, was, in ta&, a will thing farther occurred, no question until the testator was dead; that an could have arifen on the subject. alteration of the date of the codicil But, in 1776, twenty years after would be making a new dispofition the second will was made, the earl for the dead, which no court upon of Orford signed a codicil, the pur- earth was entitled to do; the only port of which was to make various power vested in a court, on the provisions which had been omitted subject of wills, being that of exin his wills, and declared this co- plaining the intention of the dedicil to be a codicil to his last will," ceased, which, in this case, was figned on the 25th day of Novem- perfectly clear; that wills ought ber; 1752. On the part of the only to be considered as ambulatory plaintif, it was contended that this inftruments, subject to the pleasure codicil, which tras daly signed and of the owner, and to be used by atteited, was a revival and setting him as bis judgment or caprice up of the will to which it refurred; might direct; and that the will of

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