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mo person in her company. When the officer entered the apartment, the Princess was knitting cotion stockings. She only cast a single look on the officer on his entrance, and continued her work. To the different questions she was asked, she only answered by yes or no. When the officer told her that the cotton would make fine stockings, she replied, yes, pretty fine ones. The Prins cess, in other respects, loves to read, has books, an harpsichord, &c. and receives almost the same victuals as her brother.
The Dauphin is now frequently seen at the windows of the Temple, but his spirits seem to be much depressed by his confinement. A painter lately took his portrait, and fied it on the Altar of Liberty.
The young Pricess in the Temple is now called Madame, and not Citoyenne. When they address the Dauphin, it is always by Thou.-The Princess has grown very much lately, and is now more than five feet high.
HOME NEWS. April 18. Maria Teresa Phiroe, and Mary Brown, her servant, underwent an examination before. Justice Floud, at the Public Office, Bow-street, concerning an attempt on the life of Mr. John Courtoy, of Oxendon street. Mr. C. said, that owing to a friendship existing between him and a lady of the name of Desthampe who is now in France, he became acquainted with the prisoner Mrs. P. who, when Miss D. tras in England, resided with her, and on her departure was left in care of her household furniture, &c. and that he was empowered to receive the interest of Miss D.’s moneys in the funds, which amounted to upwards of zool. per annum; that a short time ago he received a letter froin Mrs. P. stating that Miss D. 'had cesired lier to procure a warrant of attorper, and send ber to sign, en powering her (Mrs. Phipoe) to receive the dividends of Miss Deschampe's nicnet's in the funds, which was accordingiy done, and he (the witness) not being pleased with the conduct of Mrs. P. refused to have any concern with Miss D.'s affairs, when applied to by Mrs. P. for that purpose; in consequence of which she sent him severai letters to enfree his attendance; that in consequence of these letters he waited on hier on Tuesday evening last, about eight o clock, where he wis admitted by the servant, Miry rown, and requested by Virs. P. to accompany !er up to a room on the second floor, whither he went, followed by Brown, who, with Mrs. P. seized hold of him, and tied him in a chair with cords, wien Virs. F. drew out a large knife, and swore she would murder hin, unless he gave her a sum of money. After a long dispute, during which she heid the kuife to his throat,' it was agreed he should give his note payable on demand for 2003). to effect which she produced a stamp, and ordered him to'wnie ibe note, and daie the 30th of March; and on his observing it was the 14th of April, she replied it would not do to have it dated on the very day it would aj par lie had been murdered. That during the time he was drawing the note, and previous to his signing it, was upwards of two hours; she siood with the knife at his breast, and when she knocked on the floor with her foot, a young ? an came up stairs, whom he ha hefore seen wil her, and who he understood was a doctor; and that on her infurining him that she was going to murder nim, the prosecutor said, the young man replied, do if you will; that this young man drew a craft for him to copy the note from, which being done and de ivered to her, Mrs. P. still store she would murder the prosecutor; the young man sai. it would be bet'er to spare tis life, and took the knife out of her hand, she then being almost frantic with passion. Afttr he had signed the no'e', she declared he mist die, but at the same time pointing to a table decorated with black crape, and on which were placed a pair of pistols, a cup of arsenic, and a hnife, the handle of which was bound with crape, desired him to chuse ihe means, which he refusing to do, she attempted to cut his hroat, in defenring which his fingers were severely cut, as he sleired. Soun after his he was smireu to depart.
The officers who arrivended' the prisoners produced the note for 2030!. they found on Yrs. P. (and which Mr. C. declared to be the same note that was extorted from him), a laigu carving knife stained with blood, a blue sashi stanneer with blood, and a cotton gown, all of which they found in her house. Tlie knife, Mr. C. said, resembled that she held to his throat, and with which bis fingers were cut, and that the gown and sash he verily believed were the same Mrs. P. had on her on Tuesday evening. The gown, when the officers took it, was hanging up to dry in the garden.
Neither Mrs. P. or her servant said a word in reply to the charge.
22. Mrs. Phipoe, and Mary Brown, ler serrant, were again examined before J. Floud, Esq. at the Public-Office, Bow-street, when Mary Browne made a voluntary confession of the whole affair, and which exactly corroborated the testimony given by Mr. Courtoy.
Mrs. P. has been since capitally convicted, but sentence is respited for the opipion of the Judges.
After a trial which lasted from ten o'clock on Thursday morning, April 22, till five the next morning, the Rev. William Jackson was found guilty of High Treason, in the Court of King's Bench, Dubiin. He was recommended to mercy by the Jury.
Mr. Cockayne, attorney, of Lyons Inn, London, was the principal witness, against Jackson. They had lived in habits of intimacy together for many years. Jackson's letters, when in France and elsewhere, passed through Cockayne's hands. Cockayne finding his own safety endangered, made terms wich Mr. Pitt both for indemnity and reward: he continued a spy on Jackson's actions, and altimately established his guilt. Jackson's object was to obtain provisions for the French from Ireland, and to corrupt the minds of the people of that country to invite an invasion.
On the 30th at noon Mr. Jackson was brought up to the Court of King's Beneh, where a motion was made by his Counsel in arrest of judgment. Durs ing the argument of the lawyers, the wretched prisoner was observed to suffer considerable bodily pain, and in a short time fell down in the dock, where hie almost instantly expired, as has since appeared, in consequence of poison.
The Coroner's Inquest sat on the body, and brought in their verdict Suicide. It was afterwards opened by Surgeons Adrienne and Hume, whose opinion was that he died by poison, but of what kind they could not tell.
27. At the Sittings at Guildhall, as soon as Mr. Mingay had opened the case of a Plaintiff, and before he had produced any evidence, one of the Jury said, it was one of the clearest cases he had ever heard. "The Lord Chief Justice said, he was sorry to hear such an observation come from a Jury man. According to the opening of Counsel, every case was a clear case; but it was not on the speeches of Counsel that the Juriés of England were sworn to decide, but on the evidence that was laid before them. His Lordship added, that he knew the obs servation was incautiously made, and he hoped never to hear it repeated.
The above Jury man reminds us of a Welch Justice of the Peace, who would never hear but one side of the question ; "for when he heard both, it so pers Plered him!!!
CAPTAIN MOLLOY'S TRIAL commenced on board thre Glory, in Portsmouth harbour, on Tuesday the 28th of April. The Members of the Court Martial were, Admirals, Peyton (President), Sir R. King, C. Buckner, J, Colpoys; Captains, A. Greene, F, Parry, A. Mitchell, C. Parker, M. Goulds, C. E. Nugent, Sir E. Gower, Lord Charles FitzKerald, and J. R. Dacre. Judge Advocate, M. Greatham, Esq. Prosecutor, Sir R. Curtis, in the absence of Lord Howe, confined with the gout. The prosecution was in consequence of Earl Howe's express disapprobation of Captain, Molloy's conduct the affair of the 29th of May, and the first of June. The Charge, for not having brought up his ship, and exerted himself to the utmost of his power, in the engagements which took place on the 29th of May, and first of June, 1794; and for not crossing the enemy's line. The evidence on the part of the prosecution lasted five days. Admirals Gardner and Paisley, and several Captains of the feet were examined; their ev.dence went generally to prove that Captain Molloy had not,' in their opinion, used his utmost endeavours to cross the enemy's line.
Captain Molloy began his defence on the 6th of May. By permission of the Court, Mr. Fielding, the barrister, read a very able and eloquent speech for the Captain, who, from being much agitated, was unable to read it himself. In the course of this speech Mr. Fielding read the following sentence :-" He left it with the Court to determine, whether, after having been thirty-three years in the service, and in nine several actions, he was then, for the first time in his life, to be dubbed a coward, and made to suffer an ignominious death."[Here Mr. Fielding was so overcome, that he was silent, and in tears, for a few moments.]-When Mr. Fielding had concluded reading the speech, witnesses for the defence were examined, and these were continued till the 15th ;-their examinations went to prove the anxiety of Captain Molloy to get into action, the incapacity of his ship for doing more than she did, and his earnestness in directa; her fire while she was engaged.
THE SENTENCE.—The Court having heard the evidence on the part of the prosecution, and that on behalf of Captain Molloy, and having duly weighed and considered the same, were of opinion-" That the said charges have been made goud against the said Captain Anthony James Pye Molloy. But having found that, on the said 29th of May, and ist of June, as well as on many former occasions, Captain Molloy's courage had always been unimpeachable, the Court was of opinion, that Captain Molloy, then commanding the Cæsar, should be dismissed from his Majesty's said ship the Cæsar; and ordered that he be accordingly forthwith dismissed.”
Loss OF THE BOYNE.- Portsmouth, May 1.- - This day, between eleven and twelve o'clock, by some accident his Majesty's ship Boyne, of 98 gans, Captain Grey, caught fire, The marines had been exercising and firing to windward, and it is thought some of their wadding having been blown into one of the ports in the adıniral's cabin, set fire to some papers which were lying there: which communicating to other parts of the vessel, the flames spread so rapidly, that in less than half an hour this noble ship, only five years old, was on fire both fore and aft. The fiames burst through the poop before the fire was discovered. When the fire broke out, there was a fresh breeze at S. W. and it being ebb tide, the ships were riding with their sterns 10 windward. Within half an hour after the fire broke out, the tops of all the rigging were in a blaže. About twelve the tide turned, and the position of the ships was changed, but it was now too late to make any attempt, or even for the boats to come near her, which had been sent to render her assistance. The Hames raged with great fury; and unfort14nately all her guns were loaded, and as they became heated they went off, the sliot falling amongst the shipping, and some of them even reached the shore. It was upwards of two hours from the first discharge till all the guns had gone off. About two, her cables were burnt, and she went adrift the fire blazing through every port-hole. The sight, though at noon-day, was awfully grand. The ships to leeward of her having got under weigh, to get clear of her, ran down to St. Helen's, and she drifted slowly to the Eastward, her mizen wasi and top mast having fallen before she began to drift.
At five a very considerable shock was felt all over the town of Portsmouth; at that moment the after magazine blew up, with a great explosion; and shot, and pieces of timber, were thrown to a very considerable distance all around her.
By advices received at the Aůmiralty froin Portsmouth, the total loss ras twenty inen kiiled and wounded; of these two men were killed and one wounded on board the Queen Charlotte, from the shot of the cannon of the Boyne, whiciu were left loaded ever since she arrived from the West Indies, and of course went off as above-mentioned. The crew of the ship escaped by jumping overboard: and all the boats of the ships at Spithead were out to their assistance.
4. Arrived at Yarmouth, under convoy of the Leopard man of war, and three frigates, one hundred transports with twenty regiments of infantry, besides the guards and artillery, with the Hon. General de Burgii, from the Continent. Some of the regiments disembarked at Yarmouth, and oihers at Harwich; the guards and artillery came up the Thames to Greenwich, &c. On mustering these troops, previous to einbarkation, there was found one-third more than were known to be living, according to the returns whi h it had been possible to collect since the retreat from Holland. On hearing that the infantry were all to embark for England, soldiers came flocking down to the coast from different parts of the country, who were thought to have perished, or to have been taken prisoners. The cavalry remain on the Continent.
8. This day returned to town three companies of the guards, amounting to about 184 men. Siis Majesty went to welcome the brave but unfortunate men on their arriva ; and rode at their head into town, the band playing the tune of “ See the conquering Hero comes.”-It is impossible to describe their tattered condition, but the min, as well as their female fola lowers, appeared healthy, and joy animated every feature on their return to Old England. The King shook every one of them heartily by the hand.
Sir Frederick Eden is returned from France, without obtaining an exchange of prisoners. A French commissioner gave himn the following answer: “We have more sailors than ships, and you have more ships than sailors; and we cannot give up those sailors which we have taken, as this must incredje your superiority on the seas."
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