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I do pour forth my supplications at the Lady Charlotte Lindsay quitted the throne of mercy, that mercy may be poured Queen at Brunswick, according to an adown on these people in a larger measure greement made before they left England, than the merits of the rulers deserve; in 1814. In March 1815, saw and attendand I pray, my Lords, that your hearts ed her at Naples, where all the English of may turn towards justice, and not go there. distinction, and many Neapolitans, and from."
other foreigners of rank, visited her MajesMr Williams, by permission of their ty, and frequented her table; accompanied Lordships, followed Mr Brougham, and the Queen to Rome, Civita Vecchia, and commented with much ability on various Leghorn left her Majesty there to have discrepancies in the evidence, which had the advantage of her brother's (the prebeen passed over by the former. He then sent Earl of Guildford) escort to England proceeded to call witnesses.
-never saw any unbecoming familiarity Oct. 5.-Mr Lemain, clerk of the with Bergami-resigned the Queen's serQueen's Solicitor, had been sent to Carls, vice, in 1817, in consequence of the advice ruhe with a letter from her Majesty to the of her brother. i chamberlain of the Grand Duke of Baden, Oct. 6.---The Earl of Llandaf.He The chamberlain was perfectly willing to and his lady visited the Queen, whilst ia give evidence for her Majesty, but the Italy, in 1814, He never saw any thing Grand Duke would not consent to his de- inproper in the conduct of her Majesty, or parture. Lord Liverpool here offered to such as to render it unpleasant for the send off a messenger to the court of Baden, Countess of Landaff to be there. He saw to request the chamberlain's attendance. Bergami there constantly, and never wit
Col. Butler St Leger was chamberlain nessed, in the demeanour of her Majesty to her Majesty. Went abroad with her towards him, any behaviour at all impreMajesty in 1814, as far as Brunswick; per. It was customary in Italy for ladies went no farther on account of his ill health. to see both men and women visitors in Received a communication from her Majes, their bed-chambers, and he had thusfree ty in 1819 ; joined her when she came to quently visited her Majesty, in the morning, England, and requested permission to re- sometimes with a little child in his hand, sign his office, solely on account of ill health, of which she was fond. In a similar way,
The Earl of Guildford saw Bergami at he had visited several other ladies of unNaples, when he was a courier. Remain, impeachable character, and frequently el at Naples only a few days; saw the whilst they were in bed. There was nos Queen at Rome, and remained there a few thing in the conduct of her Majesty to rem days. Next saw the Queen at Civita Vec. flect disgrace on her own country. chia. Dined with her Majesty every day. The Hon. Keppel Craven was in her Again saw her Majesty at the Villa d'Este, Majesty's service in 1814, for six months. on the 'Lake of Como. Dined with the One of the couriers of her Majesty being Queen. Bergami sat at the table. His dismissed for misconduct, he applied to Lordship saw Bergami and the Queen in a Marquis Desiglari, in the service of the boat on the Lake of Como. Bergami row. Emperor of Austria ; who very strongly ed the boat. The Queen did not introduce recommended Bergami as fit to be receive Bergami to his Lordship; but she did ined and trusted in her Majesty's service: troduce Countess Oldi to him, although adding, that he knew his family very not as Bergami's sister, Never saw any well, and that he was much interested improper familiarities between the Queen for him. Witness accompanied her Maand Bergami, at any time. The Countess jesty to Naples, and remembers perfectly of Oldi was affable, very modest, and not well the three dresses worn by her Majesty in the least vulgar.-On dining with the at the masked ball, given in compliment Queen, never saw any particular attention to the King of Naples. The dress of the paid to Bergami, or any thing remarkable Genius of History came high up about the between them. Bergami's deportment to- neck, and was not in the smallest degree wards the Queen was very respectful, but indecent or improper. He never observed nothing particular, Noticed that the con- any impropriety of conduct or degrading duct and manners of Bergami were unas- familiarity between her Majesty and Bera suming, unobtrusive, and not at all forward. gami. The manners of Bergami were
Lord Glenbervic met the Queen at those of a gentleman. Genoa; Lady Glenbervie volunteered to Sir W. Gell, her Majesty's Chamberlain, act as lady of the bed-chamber until the are had accompanied her abroad. Remembers rival of Lady Charlotte Campbell; the best a courier having been discharged in Italy, company of Genoa visited at the Queen's and the Marquis Desiglari recommended house, where Lord Glenbervie frequently Bergami as a proper person to succeed him : dined with his lady, Bergami was treated he said he had known his family, which as a seryant, without any undue familiari. was reduced, but that he knew him to be ty; he behaved towards his mistress with honest, faithful, and honourable; that he becoming respect.
was above the situation of courier, but he
hoped that he would soon be advanced, if being above six feet high. Her Majesty he behaved well in the family of the Queen, treated all her servants with great affabiliof which he had no doubt. Never saw ty and condescension. Bergami seemed any thing indecorous or improper in the superior to the situation for which he was demeanour of Bergami towards the Queen, engaged. but always conducted himself with great Oct. 9.Dr Holland was physician to respect. In Italy it is usual for men-ser- the Queen-was at Naples, Rome, Genoa, vants to go into the bed-rooms while the and Milan with her. Never saw any ladies are in bed. Has been in the habit thing improper in the conduct of the of seeing Moorish dances performed in the Queen and Bergami towards each other ; eastern countries, and in Spain; it is very nor any indecency or impropriety in the like the Spanish Bolero danced at our Queen's conduct in any respect. Onte (sys theatres. Every body, ladies and gentle- Charles Mills, Esq. frequently visited men, saw it without making any particular her Majesty when at Rome, and saw her remark. Never observed any thing in the also at Pesaro. Bergami was her chamberconduct of the Queen towards Bergami in lain, and sat at table ;_never witnessed the her conversation, manners, or looks, to in- smallest impropriety in her conduct to duce him to entertain the idea that there wards Bergami. Tome acrosseguit ads was an adulterous intercourse between Joseph Toulier, a Colonel in the French them, though he was in the house three service, knew Bergami, as a confidential months together. The second night the servant to General Pino. Was reckoned a Queen was at Naples, went with her Ma- good soldier and an honest man.sante sdt jesty to the opera, from whence they re- Carlo Forte, an Italian, entered the turned at one o'clock, later than usual, and Queen's service as courier on her departure her Majesty immediately went to bed from Milan, and was with her on the
Oct. 7. William Carrington, yalet to journey from thence to Rome. Her MajesSir W. Gell, formerly a midshipman in ty travelled in an English laundalet, with the nany, knew Bergami in the Queen's Bergami and the Countess Oldi. They service. There was no jealousy of him travelled by night. The Countess Oldi among the other servants. At Naples the sat between the Queen and Bergami. Queen slept in a room at one end of a long Witness acted as courier on the road, and passage, and Bergami at the other; three rode on horseback. Sacchi rode before in rooms intervening between them, which a small carriage to give orders for their were occupied by Dr Holland, William accommodation on the road. TSacchi had "Austin, and Hieronymus, one of the formerly sworn that he was courier on that Queen's servants. IL MI TIDA
journey, that the Queen and Bergami John Whitcombe, valet to the Hon. rode alone in the carriage ; and that one Keppel Craven, was in that gentleman's morning, when he rode up to receive orders, service, while in the Queen's suite at he found them asleep, with their hands in Naples. Corroborated Carrington's evi- very indecent positions upon one another. dence regarding the position of the sleep- Lieutenant John Flynn, of the Royal ing rooms there. Had been often in De- Navy, was with the Queen on her voyage mont's bed-chamber, by her own invita- on board the polacre in the Mediterranean; tion; and had been with her alone with and disproved the statements of Majocchi the door locked. Bergami's behaviour to regarding the position of her bed, and that the Queen respectful; same as the other of Bergami's. Never saw any impropriety servants. corda notte
noge oseang on in her Majesty's conduct towards Bergami, Theodore Majocchi re-examined._Did or any other person. Was frequently in not recollect having seen Carrington-- the tent, when called upon by her Majesty, Never told him that Baron Ompteda had who reposed upon a bed in it without unemployed any one to steal the keys of the dressing. Saw Bergami take leave on goPrincess at Como, in order to get others ing ashore respecting quarantine, upon made; nor never spoke of that affair to which occasion he kissed her Majesty's any one-Never said that he would kill hand. (To be continued.) of Ompteda like a dog ; nor ever spoke of HOUSE OF COMMONS.-Sept. 18._ the villany and ingratitude of Ompteda The House met this day according to adto the Princess. dood g ive to
220 journment, when the Chancellor of the W Carrington again called in, swore an Exchequer moved for the appointment of affirmative to all the questions which had a Committee to examine the Lords' jourbeen put to Majocchi, and denied by him. nals, and to report the progress of the pro
John Jacob Sicard, her Majesty's Mai-ceedings in the case of the Queen. An tre d'Hotel, was abroad with her Majesty- amendment was moved by Mr Hobhouse, knew Bergami as courier. Arranged the for an address to his Majesty, that he sleeping rooms at Naples, without concert would prorogue Parliament, and put an with her Majesty. Changed Bergami's end to the proceedings. After an animated the second night, because his first room discussion the amendment was lost by a * was too low in the roof for him ; Bergami division of 62 to 12.10 do 3 10 596
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23.tg. 1988 SEPTEMBER. , , the Master of St Andrew's Lodge, the Broth
10. Distressing Accident. This after- ren of both Lodges, and by numerous and noon, about 4 o'clock, a melancholy occur. highly respectable deputations from Lodges rence took place off Portobello. A party of the district, with the Committee of Comof fifteen persons, including two boys (the missioners of Supply for building the jail, one about 15, and the other six years of and the Magistrates of Jedburgh. age) and a girl, (about 15,) left Portobello Freeholders of Scotland.- A copy of the on a pleasure sail to Inchkeith. On their roll of freeholders of every county in return, when about a mile and a half from Scotland, as last made up; certified land, the boat, suddenly upset, and the respectively by the Sheriff Clerk of each whole of the party were immersed in the County. dangerous element, and, melancholy to re
Freeholders. Freeholders. late, five persons unfortunately perished. 1. Aberdeensh. 182 19. Kinross . . 21 Those who did not immediately sink 2. Argyll . . 64 20. Kirkcudbr. 144 clung to the boat, which as suddenly turned 3. Ayr... 178 21. Lanark : 160 over again, and thus, by a flap of the sail, 4. Banff . . 37 22. Linlithgow' 65 the strugglers were deprived of their hold, 5. Berwick : 124 23. Nairn . . 29 and in a worse situation than before. One 6. Bute . . 14 |24. Orkney and person was struck so violently as to be 7. Caithness. 31 | Zetland . driven to the bottom ; on again reaching 8. Clackmannan 19 25. Peebles .. the surface he looked anxiously for the 9. Cromarty. 926. Perth":"29 youngest boy, who was under his care, and 10. Dunbarton 43 27. Renfrew.. seeing his leather,cap at a considerable dis. 11. Dumfries . 77 | 28. Ross?
85 tance, be swam to it and recovered the 12. Edinburgh 174] 29. Roxburgh 137 child, with whom he returned to the boat, 13. Elgin 32 30. Selkirk 38 and, with the assistance of another person, 14. File ... 240 31. Stirling :"118 succeeded in replacing him on it as often as 15. Forfar. 114 32. Sutherland . 24 he lost his hold. That other person also 16. Haddington 90|33. Wigton 60
64 endeavoured to assist one of the party who 17. Inverness . 70 could not swim, (John Haxton,) but who 18. Kincardine 70 ! !!.?? 2889 entreated him to save his daughter, in which the humane individual succeeded. CIRCUIT INTELLIGENCE. Jedburgh, A coal sloop was lying nearer to the shore, Șept. 6. Before Lord Pitmilly-John a boat from which promptly put off, and, Fleming, spinner in Jedburgh, John Ha. with the assistance of others, fortunately liburton, and John Mitchelhill, stockingpicked up the survivors. The cause of the makers there, accused of stealing goods disaster is not precisely known, but the from an out-house, belonging to Jean Ha. fact we understand to be, that the lee sideliburton, in Jedburgh, and for reset of of the boat was almost gunnel-to, and a theft. Fleming pleaded Guilty to the theft, light gust of wind causing the sail to dip and Haliburton and Mitchelhill to the reset in the water, it instantly upsete
of theft. Sentence of 14 years' transportation The following are the names of the suffer- was passed upon Fleming, and nine months'
imprisonment upon Haliburton and Mit. John Leadbitter, in the employ of chelhill. Cornelius Gladston, pedlar, accuMessrs Lawrie and Co. hat manufacturers, sed of the crime of stealing a quantity of Portobello; left a widow and five child shoes, to the value of L. 15, at the Rink
fair, in July last, the property of John Haxton, journeyman hatter with Cairncross, shoenaker in Jedburgh, pleadditto; left a widow and five children. ed Guilty, and was sentenced to nine
Thomas Walker, son of Thomas Walk months' imprisonment in Jedburgh jail.*.* er, potter, Portobello.,
Dumfries, Scpt. 11.--Edward M Lorcy, , os John Mercer, grocer, Edinburgh... or M Grory, was put to the bar, accused
James Erskine, journeyman batter, of having, on the 10th of June 1819, atEdinburgh.
tacked Hugh Gallocher, a labourer, while 27. This day, the foundation stone of travelling upon the road from Gatelouse the new jail, for the Royal Burgh of Jed- of Fleet, by Corse of Slaiks, towards Creem burgh, and bridewell for the county of town, and having knocked him down, and Roxburgh, was laid on the Castle-hill of repeatedly beat and bruised him with sticks Jedburgh, with great solemnity, by Wil- and stones to the great effusion of his liam Hope, Esq. of Hope House, Provost blood and danger of his life; and robbed of the burgh, and Acting-Master of the him of four one pound notes, and six Lodge of St John of Jedburgh, assisted by shillings in silver ; and having then dragged VOL. VII,
the said H. Gallocher through a gate on eighteen days, it likewise died; but as the the road into a hollow, and there beating diabolical act could not be clearly brought and bruising him till he became insensible. home to him, a verdict of Not proven was The prisoner pleaded Not Guilty ; but the returned. It appeared, however, that after charge was completely proved; and after Mrs Walker and her children escaped from an impressive address from the Learned the flames, and went to his house and imJudge, he was sentenced to be hanged there plored assistance, the unfeeling wretch reon Wednesday, the 18th of October. The fused to open the door, though the boy. prisoner appeared much agitated when ta. that was so much burnt that he died in a ken from the bar, and remarked, “That few hours, cried, “Oh! aunty! open the others had need to pray for him, as he was door, for I am all burnt !” The pannel not able to pray for himself.” Francis was sentenced to nine months imprisonLaurie and John Dunbar were next ment, and ordained to find caution to keep brought to the bar. They were accused the peace for five years. Duncan M'Car. of-häving, on the 7th of July last, broke ter pleaded Guilty to a charge of theft, and into the mansion-house of Barscobe, in the was sentenced to six months' imprisonment; parish of Balmaclellan, and Stewartry of and John Wright, for the same erime, was Kirkcudbright, and stole therefrom various outlawed. Janet Foster pleaded Guilty to articles of wearing apparel, books, &c. concealment of pregnancy, and was sentenThe prisoners pleaded Guilty ; when Lau- ced to six months' imprisonment. Edward rie was sentenced to fourteen, and Dunbar Dogherty was convicted of stealing shawls, to seven years' transportation.
and sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment. dyr, Sept. 18.-William Barbour, late- John Douglus, lately accountant to the ly of Rashlieyet, in the parish of Kilburnie, branch of the Bank of Scotland at Wigton, was accused of assaulting, on a Tuesday in was convicted of fraudulently secreting, emApril last, William Walker, his uncle, an bezzling, and appropriating to his own use, old and decrepit man, and severely beating money to the amount of L. 1384, which he and bruising him, and of assaulting his had received in his capacity of accountant ; aunt, Walker's wife, and knocking her but judgment was deferred till the case down, she at the time being pregnant, comes before the High Court of Justiciary whereby she was brought to premature la. on the 20th Nov. William M William bour and her life endangered ; and after a was found guilty of theft, and sentenced full investigation of the circumstances, hie to 7 years' transportation. Willium M . was found Guilty. It seems William Walk., Kean and John Paterson were convicted of er is the proprietor of Rashlieyet; which he similar crimes; but the libel being restricthad let to his sister, who is married to the ed, they were sentenced to 12 months' im, father of pannel, but the lease expired at prisonment. A woman, accused of conBelton. By this lease the proprietor had cealment of pregnancy, was permitted to a right to work the farm after Martinmas, go to voluntary banishment. though the tenant was to possess the houses Perth, Sept. 5. Before Lord Meadow. and grass till Belton. In virtue of this, bank. Margaret Keir and James Mill, William Walker proceeded to till the for exposing a child at the manse of Kinground, and, as he had no right to the noul, in April last, were sentenced to four houses, he made a kind of hut on the ruins of months' iniprisonment in the jail of Perth. an old barn. The pannel showed the strong. Margaret Marshall, accused of concealest dislike to Walker's erecting the hut, ment of pregnancy, pleaded guilty, and was and asked him if he intended to live there sentenced to eight months' imprisonment. who gave him liberty ? and told him, "he Henry Moor, John Stewart, and George need not fash himsel' with the building, Keith, were next brought before the Court, for he wou'd not be long in it.” “Who," accused of assault; they all pleaded guilty, inquired Walker, “ will put me out will and were sentenced to twelve months' imyou do it?"_Barbour rejoined, “If he did prisonment. George Kyd, John Kyd, and not do it himself, another would.” The Alexander Ritchic, were brought to the pannel continued to manifest all the ill will bar, likewise accused of assault. George possible ; and it was on a Tuesday night, Kyd and John Kyd pleaded guilty of when he went through one of Walker's beating and bruising, but not to endanger grass parks, instead of keeping the cominon life; they were both sentenced to fifteen road, and was challenged for it, that the a- months' imprisonment. The diet was debove barbarous assault was committed on serted against Ritchie, pro loco et tempore. Walker and his wife. He was likewise William Wighton, from Montrose, was accused of setting fire to the above hut, in next placed at the bar, charged with havwhich Walker, his wife, and children lived, ing forged a bill, in May 1819, on Robert on the Friday night following, whereby Tollo, farmer at Omachy, for L. 200, and the hovel was totally consumed, one of the uttering the same in May 1820, knowing children burnt to death in the flames, ano- it to be forged.--The prisoner pleaded not ther so burnt that it died in a few hours, guilty, and a number of witnesses being and a third so scorched, that, after lingering called, who clearly proved the libel, the Jury retired for a short time, and returned her while under the influence of insanity:* a verdict finding him guilty of " uttering A verdict of guilty, under this qualification, the bilt libelled, knowing the same to be was accordingly returned by the Jury, and forged." After an impressive address from the unfortunate prisoner' was ordered to be Lord Meadowbank, he was sentenced to be confined for life, or until bond should be executed at Perth, on Friday, the 20th of Oc- given by some of her friends to keep her tober next. Matthew Donaldson, accused in custody. Andrew Davidson, shipmaster of theft, was sentenced to be transported in Aberdeen, was next called to the bar, beyond seas for seven years. John Stewart, charged with an assault of a highly aggraweaver, Dunkeld, and Peter Wallace, shoe- vated nature, upon his own wife and his maker there, accused of assault, pleaded mother-in-law. He pleaded guilty, and guilty, and were sentenced to be imprison was sentenced to be transported beyond ed in the tolbooth of Perth for six months. seas for fourteen years. Frederick Hunter, John Scobie, alias Roger M Leish, from mariner, sometime in Aberdeen, accused Newton of Pitcairn, near Dunning, accus- of breaking into the house of Mr Brand, ed of assault, pleaded guilty, and was sen- writer in Stonehaven, and stealing theretenced to 18 months' imprisonment in the from a gold watch and sundry other arjail of Perth. John Lnird, James M-Con- ticles. The prisoner, when brought to the nel, and John Smith, for theft, aggravated bar, and during his whole trial, exhibited by housebreaking, were sentenced -Laird an appearance of insanity or idiotism. Beand M-Connel to fourteen, and Smith to fore entering upon the case, however, seseven years' transportation. "
veral witnesses were called to shew that Inverness, Sept. 12.-_Before Lord Gil the pannel, notwithstanding appearances, lies. James Forsyth, accused of forgery, vas perfectly sane. He was found guilty received a verdict, from a plurality of voices, and sentenced to transportation for life. of Not proven. The verdict was no sooner Charles Begy, farmer and merchant in returned, than a warrant was granted for Milltown of Towie, for feloniously assaulthis recommittal ; and it is said he will be ing Jaines Dawson, farmer in Nether Mains immediately removed to Edinburgh to be of Towie, and of beating and wounding tried by the High Court of Justiciary. A. him on the head with a stone hammer, was Macvinish, and D. Davidson, for assault. sentenced to twelve months imprisonment. ing and deforcing, in the discharge of their James Watt and John Ross, from the pa. duty, three officers of excise, who had seized rish of Birse, for assault, and deforcement from them two ankers of whisky, and the of revenue officers, were sentenced, Ross to horses on which they were transporting twelve months' imprisonment, and Watt to them to Dingwall, were sentenced to six nine months.. months' imprisonment in the jail of Ding- High Treason.--At the York Assizes on wall. d. Tulloch, and J. Chisholm, plead. the 11th instant, 22 persons, accused of ed guilty to a similar offence when attempt- high treason, pleaded guilty, on an undering to smuggle salt; and were sentenced standing that their lives would be spared. to 12 months' imprisonment in the jail of Dingwall. Murdo Macdonald, alias Mac
. OCTOBER. . . ? homash, and Janet Macdonald, his wife, Religious Charities-Account of the rewere found guilty of reset of theft, and ceipts of the principal religious charities for sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment in the year ending 31st March 1820, as pubthe jail of Tain, the punishment being mi. lished in their respective reports : tigated on account of the great age of the Brit. & For. Bible Society L. 93,033 67 prisoners, each of them upwards of 80. Church Missionary Society 30,076 11 0
Aberdeen, Sept. 20.-Christian Cruick- London Missionary Society 25,409 0 0 slank, accused for concealment of preg. Society for Conversion of Jews 8,950 127 nancy, was sentenced to be imprisoned for Prayer Book & Homily Society 1,987 14 4 the period of nine months. Jumes Dick, Hibernian Society . 4,683 00 for 'stealing a cart and some harness, was Naval & Military Bible Society 2, 162 00 sentenced to nine months' imprisonment. Janet Boag, wife of John Black, a Chelsea * *** ** Vista ** 'Total : L. 166,302 4 6 pensioner, accused of murdering her own To these should be added child, of about three years of age, pleaded the estimated Receipts of'. *?. not guilty. From the evidence brought in those Societies who do not !! support of the charge, and that of the wit- make up their Accounts at'o nesses for the defence, it appeared, that, Lady-day, taken on the part , in à fit of insanity, she had been guilty of scale of 1819, which will leo. the crime libelled, and that she was oc- be rather under than overcasionally subject to mental derangement. rating them. The Jury were addressed by Mr M`Neil Society for Promoting Chrison the part of the Crown, who admitted tian Knowledge 53,700 0.0 that it appeared to him that the pannel had committed the crime charged against
Carry over L. 220,002 4 6