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dren (who are of course fre. him instantly, and seized him, quently neglected by their natural when he said, “I am not the guardians), she had murdered at man who fired it; don't take differ.:nt times several infants, in me." Witness said, he was sure the same manner as she had lately he was the man. At this time done her husband and the two the prisoner had dropped the pistol. other victims of her unprovoked Witness had seen the wadding malice.

drop at the moment of the flash.

The prisoner was then secured, Old Bailey, Monday, April 8. taken out of the theatre, and - George Barnett was put to the searched. In his pocket was bar, standing charged with shoot found a small block-tin case full ing a certain pistol loaded with of gunpowder. Witness did not powder and shot at Frances Maria stop longer, the crowd was Kelly on the 17th of February great. last, with intent her to kill and Cross-examined. The distance murder. The second count charg- from the prisoner to Miss Kelly ed him with shooting at her with was very great. The prisoner intent to do her some bodily seemed much agitated. He went harm. There were two other quietly from the pit, and said counts, varying the charge ; and nothing. a fifth count, charging him in Mr. Birnie deposed that he like manner with shooting at Ed- took the depositions against the ward Knight.

prisoner. He put a question to Mr. Nathan Harris deposed, the prisoner : tlie answer that he is a jeweller. On the not taken in writing. Witness evening of the 17th of February, cautioned the prisoner against he was in the pit of Drury-lane saying any thing to criminate Theatre, about the eighth row. himself. Witness asked him how He saw the prisoner about two he came to fire a pistol in a pubrows before him, who stood up lic theatre. He said it was to during the performance of the make an alarm. Witness then farce. Miss Kelly and Mr. Knight asked him how he came to point were on the stage at the moment, it so. His answer was, “She e nbracing each other, in the cha- can explain." He did not menracters of Nan and Joey, in the tion Miss Kelly's name, but her firce of The Merry Mourners. name had been mentioned, and After they had parted, Miss Kelly that of no other female. was retreating backwards towards Cross-examined. Could not the stage-coor, when witness forin any judginent of the priobserved the prisoner standing soner's sanity. There was a sort above all the people around him, of gloominess in his eyes. with his right hand pointing Mr. Rorer went to the theatre slanting toward; the spot where to ascertain the direction of the Miss Kelly was standing. Wit. shot, and found niarks of shot Hash come froin his (very small) on the lam

on the hand, and heard the report of a stage door, near which Miss Kelly pistol : witness reached across to had been standing. He found

was soner

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ness saw

some shot in the orchestra, as if cently discharged. (The pistol they had struck against the boards was of the same size used by Beland fallen down. Those which lingham, about six inches long.) struck the door had left a mark While conveying the prisoner to two feet nine inches from the Tothill-fields, he asked him how floor, The shot found in the or- he could think of doing so rash chestra, and in the prisoner's an act—was it his intention to pocket, were the same size. shoot Miss Kelly? The prisoner

Mr. E. Knight was perform- answered—“ I tell you the pistol ing at Drury-lane theatre on the was not loaded with either ball or night in question. Remembered slugs." He admitted his intenthe discharge of the pistol. Miss tion was to shoot at Miss Kelly. Kelly was on the stage at the Cross-examined.-Saw the prisame time with him, on his

on the Monday following right hand.

Saw the flash of at Tothill-fields. He said he was the pistol, which came from his not sorry for what he had done, left; did not see who fired the and made a sort of a laugh. pistol. Thought he heard the Samuel Dickons accompanied rattling of shot against the or- the last witness in taking the prichestra.

soner to Tothill-fields. The priCross-examined.-Neither he soner said he intended to kill Miss nor Miss Kelly received the slight- Kelly, in answer to a question est injury.

from Baker, Baker then asked Miss Kelly was now sworn, why he intended this? The prievidently under great embarrass- soner answered, “She knows ment, and much affected. On very well what it's for." the night in question she was Here the evidence closed, when performing at Drury-lane theatre; the letters produced by Mis Kelly saw a light, and at the same mo

were read. ment heard what she supposed to Mr. Dowling now announced be a detonating ball. Had not his intention to call evidence to the least acquaintance with the prove the insanity of the prisoner. prisoner to her knowledge ; had The prisoner, on being asked never seen him before that period, by Mr. Baron Wood, said, he had nor till this day. [The prisoner nothing to say in his defence. was observed to smile, and look John Crockets had married the earnestly towards Miss Kelly.] prisoner's mother. The prisoner,

Cross-examined.--Received two when a boy, was always reserved letters signed with the prisoner's and gloomy; he would not play name. Never answered them, or with other boys. At times he took the slightest notice of them, was very queer, and at his meals except to a friend. The letters would burst out a laughing withwere then put in.

out reason. He was apprenticed John Baker was in attendance to a law-stationer ; he went down at Drury-lane Theatre on the to Seven-Oaks, in Kent, as clerk 17th of February; saw Mr. Tay- to an attorney; he had not been lor produce the pistol now put long there, when witness was in ; it appeared to have been re- sent for by his master to bring He was

him away, from the bad state of in his opinion his close applicahis mind. When he went down, tion to business had injured his he found him standing in the health. Witness recommended front of a gentleman's house, him to Mr. Claridge at Seven bowing: he had great difficulty Oaks, who wrote to him soon in getting him away. About a afterwards, complaining of the fortnight after, the prisoner went prisoner's state of mind. Witness to Yarmouth; he returned in five sent his father for him. He was weeks, and went to work with correct in business till a day or Mr. Norcroft, a law-stationer. two before the offence with which He went to several other places, he was charged. He then apbut was always low and melan- peared in a very disturbed state choly. Three or four days before of mind. this transaction he was particu- Mr. Riordan, also a law-stalarly low. He burst out into a tioner, spoke to the disturbed laugh, and on being asked what state of the prisoner's mind. he did so for, he said he had a Mr. Claridge was at Seven Oaks thought in his head.

when the prisoner was in his faOn cross-examination, the wit- ther's employment. He once obness said, he never had put the served the prisoner standing opprisoner in confinement, or had posite a gentleman's house at medical advice for him.

Seven Oaks, gazing earnestly at harmless.

the windows. He was surroundMrs. Crockett, mother of the ed by a mob, who were mocking prisoner, said he was the son of him. This was in July 1813. Mr. Barnett, who was a waiter He was satisfied the prisoner was at the Piazza coffee-house. She not then in his right mind. In remembered his return from talking of theatricals, he said he Seven Oaks. He seemed very ill, could play better than Mr. Kean, melancholy, and low-spirited and was often incoherent in his The last week before this affair, manner. he appeared very uneasy and very The lady with whom the priuncomfortable. On Saturday the soner lodged at Seven Oaks also 17th of March, the day on which spoke to the circumstance alluded he committed the act, he was par- to by the last witness.

He someticularly uneasy. She remember- times sat in church with his hat ed his firing a pistol in the yard on, and, in fact, conducted himon that day. She did not see self in an insane manner. much of his mind the few days Mrs. Mary Haggerty lived in before Saturday. She knew he Castle-street, Holborn; the priwas going to the play on Satur- soner lodged with her. She knew day. She never knew of his the prisoner. Once, when one having a pistol till the day in of her children was dying, she question. He was very unsettled asked him what he thought of it? in his mind.

He went to the sofa on which the Mr. Norcroft, a law-stationer, child lay, and, after looking at with whom the prisoner had it earnestly, laughed in her face, worked for a year, deposed, that and quitted the room.

He often

danced

danced all night in his room, and them, Lieut. Stanhope and the was guilty of such extravagances, said other person, or one of then, that it was her firm belief he was of the losses and gains in the insane.

course of the play, he, Lieut. StanMr. John Want, a surgeon, hope, claimed to have won of thought the prisoner insane. Lord Beauchamp the sum of

Mr. Baron Wood proceeded to 8,0001. and upwards, and the said sum up the evidence. With re- uther person claimed to have won spect to the letters which had of Lord Beauchamp the further been read, he said that they bore sum of 7,0001. and uj.wards. evident symptoms of insanity. " That in further pursuance of

The jury found the prisoner the said concert and conspiracy, Not Guilty, on the ground of in- he, Lord Beauchamp, at the same sanity

time and place, was required by

Lieut. Stanhope to write and sign Horse Guards, November 18.- two promissory notes or engage At a General Court-Martial held mentsto pay at the expiration of at Cambray, in France, on the three years the said several suns 23d of September, 1616, and of money so clained to have been c'ntinued by adjournments to the won of him, Lord Beauchanip, 26th of the same month, Lieli- by Lieut. Stanhope and the said tenant the Honourable Augustus other person respectively. Stanhope, of the 19th regiment “That he, Lord Beauchamp, of Light Dragouns, was ar raign- was at that time about 16 years ed uijon the undermentioned of age, ignorant of and unused charge, viz:

to play, and affected by the wine “For behaving in a scandalous, he had been prevailed upon to infamous manner, such as is un- take by ihe parties.'' becoming the character of an offi- Upon which charge the Court cer and a gentleman, in conspir- canie to the following decision :ing with a certain other person,

“The Court having maturely and to draw in and seduce Lord Beau- deliberately considered the charge chainp 10 game and play with exhibited against Lieutenant the them, for the purposes of gain and Hon. Augustus Stanhope, of the advantage ; and that, in pursu- 12th regiment of Light Dragoons, ance of such conspiracy, he, together with the evidence proLieutenant Stanhope, (having en- duced on either side, do find him gaged Lord Beauchamp to come guilty of the said charge, and do to his quarters in Paris, on Sun- sentence him, Lieut. Stanho pe, day the 17th day of March, 1816, to be discharged his Maje ty's upon an invitation to dine with servire accordii gly." His Royal him), did, in company and in Highne:s the Prince Regent lias concert with such other person, been pleased, in the name and on draw in, seduce, and prevail upon the behalf of his Majesty, to apLord Beauchamp to play with prove and confirm the finding and them at a certain game of chance sentence of the Court; and the with cards, for very high stakes, Commander-in-Chief directs, that whereby, on an account kept by the foregoing charge, preferred

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against the Hon. Augustus Stan- getting out of prison disguised in hope, of the 12th Light Dragoons, his wife's clothes, lay concealed together with the finding and in Paris, should put on an Engsentence of the Court, shall be lish uniform, and be conducted entered in the general order bouk, by Sir R. Wilson beyond the bara and read at the head of every regi. riers in an English cabriolet, ment in his Majesty's service, which should carry him to Com. By coinmand of his Royal High- piegne, whither an officer named ness the Commander-in-chief. Elliston should bring Wilson's HARRY CALVERT, Adj.-Gen. own carriage : into this they were

to enter, and to pass through Trial of Major-Gen. Sir Robert Cambray to Mons. For the exeThomas Wilson, Michael Bruce, Esq. cution of this design, passports and Captain John Hely Hutchinson, were procured from Sir Charles for aiding and assisting in the es- Stuart, at the request and upon cape of General Lavalette.

the responsibility of Sir R. Wil. Althohgh the trial under the son, for a fictitious general and above title took place in France, culonel, which were duly counits remarkable nature, and the tersigned ; and Elliston having country of the persons interested obtained them, hired post-horses in it, appear to give it a just claim for the carriage of the supposifor admission into the part of our titious colonel, and took for him work destined to the record of an apartment and a coach-hou:e memorable occurrences in this at an hotel. Bruce procured Lacla3s.

valette': measure, which HutchOf these gentlemen, the first inson gave to a tailor for providhas rendered himself conspicuous ing a great-coat, waistcoat, and by the vigour of his niilitary ser- pantaloons ; a:id it was determin. vices, and by his account of the ed that on the evening of Sunday, Egyptian campaign uniler Gene- Janunry 9th, La alette should be ral Abercruinbie, (in which he removed to Hutchinson's lodgings, brought a heavy charge of cruelty in order to be taken up there on against Buonaparte), and his the next morning. At the hour work on the Military Force of the appointed, Wilson, Bruce, and British Empire. He was at this Elliston having repaired to Hutchtime out of active service. The inson's apartments, Lavalette was second was a private person visit- introduced by a person who had ing Paris ; the third a British of- conduced him, but did not enter ficer, with his regiment quartered the room. The fugitive was in that capital. The following dressed in a blue uniforli, and narrative of the escape of Lava- disguised in such a manner that letic, is extracted from a letter he mig it piss without remark written by Sir Robert Wilson to among Englishmen. He appear. Earl Grey in England, and ac- ed greatly movedl ; but that he knowledged by himself.

might not give vent to his senti. The plan agreed upon was, that ments of gratitude, Wilson and Lavalette, who, after having suc- Elliston withdrew. ceeded, on December 20th, in On the following morning, at

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