the Gipsy, same date, and the last, some provisions and passensame agents.

gers, 230 soldiers with officers; Schooner Esperanza, laden with captured by the Elephant and squacattle; captured by ditto, same dron, same date. R. Lake and co. date, and the same agents.

agents. American schooner Little Sarah, French brig Goelan, in ballast, laden with coffee, &c. ; captured capitulated at Aux Cayes to La by the Bellerophon and Loring, Pique and Pelican, Cumberland and såme date, and the same agents.

Whitby, October 13, 1803. B. Spanish ship Cosmopolite, laden Waterhouse and co. agents. with negroes and trinkets; cap- French schooner Tricolor, in tured by ditto, same date, and the ballast ; capitulated at Aux Cayes same agents.

to ditto, same date, and the same French schooner Jeune Adelle, agents. laden with ballast, a few dry goods French cutter Sandwich, in baland ironmongery ; captured by the last; capitulated at Aux Cayes to Racoon and Bissell, Oct. 14, 1803, ditto, same date, and the same same agents.

agents. French cutler. L'Amitié, laden French schooner Pierre Chenie, with baliast, a few dry goods and in ballast ; capitulated at Aux ironmongery ; captured by ditto, Cayes to ditto, same date, and the same date, and the same agents. same agents.

French schooner La Liza, laden French brig Vigilante, in ballast; with ballast, a few dry goods and capitulated at Aux Cayes to ditto, ironmongery; captured by ditto, same date, and the same agents. same date, and the same agents. French schooner Courier et

French schooner No. 1, (name Conquereur, in ballast ; capitulated unknown) laden with ballast, a few at Aux Cayes to ditto, same date, dry goods and ironmongery : cap- and the same agents. tured by ditto, October 13, 1803, French schooner Aiguille, in balsame agents:

last; capitulated at Aux Cayes to French schooner No. 2, (name ditto, same date, and the same unknown) laden with a few dry agents. goods; captured by ditto, same French brig Concorde, in ballast; date, and the same agents. capitulated at Aux Cayes to ditto,

French ship Catherine and Ade- same date, and the same agents. laide, laden with sundry dry goods French brig St. Antonio y les and ironmongery; captured by the Animas, in ballast ; captured by Cumberland and Serrill, same date, the Mignonne, same date, and the and the same agents.

same agents. French ship Sophie, faden with American schooner Nancy, laden sundry dry goods and ironmongery; with coffee, &c.; captured by the captured by ditto, same date, and Bellerophon and squadron, same the same agents.

date, and the same agents. French schooner Lalitte, laden French schooner Rosino et Ro. with dry goods and ironmongery; sario ; captured by the Pique, &c. captured by ditto, same date, and same date, and the same agents. the same agents.

French schooner L'Heureux Ren. French ship Mars, of 1 gun, 33 contre; captured by the Blanche, men, and 560 tons, laden with bal. &c. same date, and same agents.


French schooner Charlotte; cap America. On Friday the 29th tured by the Pique, &c. same date, ult, they had struck soundings, and and same agents.

were in about 45 fathoms, running American schooner Amphion; in for the land, blowing exceedingly captured by the Blanche and squa- fresh, and a heavy sea, running dron, same date, and the sime under close-reefed topsails and a agents.

foresail, when about eleven o'clock French schooner Concord; cap- in the forenoon, when captain tured by the Blanche and squadron, Thomas was aft on the poop, same date, and the same agents. looking out for a double altitude

American ship Elk; recaptured of the sun, not having had an by the Bellerophon and squadron, observation for some days before, a same date, and the same agents. smoke was observed coming up the

American ship(name unknown); fore hatchway, and a cry of * Fire.” captured by ditto, same date, and The fire-buckets were immediately the same agents.

filled with water, and every preAmerican schooner (name un caution taken ; but on removing known; captured by dicto, same the fore hatch the flames and date, and the same agents.

smoke broke out so rapidly as is French schooner Fanny; cap- supposed to have suffocated some tured by the Echo and Badger, of the people, and the flames raged same date.

with such extreme violence as to Privateer run on shore by the preclude the possibility of stopping Gipsy schooner, and destroyed. their progress. The stip was kept

L'Esperance privateer schooner directly before the wind, with a run on shore by the Snake, and view of preventing the fire from destroyed; her crew, consisting of communicating abaft'; the boats sixty persons, sent to Port Royal. were hoisted out, and people placed J. T. Duckworth. in them to prevent the crew from

deserting the ship, or permitting FEBRUARY 1.

too many to get on board the boats so as to endanger their safety. It was soon discovered that the fire

had communicated generally in Ship Caledonia. It is with ex- the hold, the main and after treme concern we have to state the hatches having been burst open by melancholy fate of the ship Cale- the violence of the flames. It now donia, captain Thomas. The became necessary to attend to the Caledonia left Balasore roads on preservation of the lives of as the 18th of May, bound to Bom- many of the crew as their means bay, with the following passengers would

admit of. Captain Thomas, on board :-Mrs. Thomas, lieut.. Mrs. Thomas, col. Paterson, Mr. colonel James Paterson, of the Bom. Rose, Mrs. Joyce, serjeant major's bay military establishment, Mr. wife of the Bengal artillery at TanRose, lieutenant Kennedy, and nah, Mrs. Fraser and one child, thirty-seven of his majesty's 78th wife of a private of the 78th, in regiment, four women, and several all fifty-three people, embarked in children. On their passage they the long boat. In the pinnace, ten fell in with an American ship from sea cunnies and lascars quitted the Prince of Wales's island, bound to ship, seven of whom were unfortu1801.




nately lost on the rocks when land child ; a private's wife of the 78th ing. In the jolly boat there em- regiment; James Coates, carpenbarked from the ship, the gunner ter; Andrew Ker, butcher; Donald and 14 lascars, four of whom were Mackay, serjeant; Finlay M Rea, dashed, to pieces on the surf on corporal; W. Mayo, Donald FraMalabar Point in attempting to ser, Robert M.Lean, John Shortland. The total number of souls land, George Luke, Finlay Macon board were 157, out of which kenzie, John Bowman, Robert only 71 were saved. We are sorry Macquerious, John M'Iver, Murto add that lieutenant Kennedy of dock Fraser, Christian Constance, his majesty's 78th regiment; Mr. Owen Macqueris, Andrew M Rea, Thompson, the chief officer; Mr. Finlay Henry, and Alexander Herring, the 2d officer; Mr. Col. Mackay, privates in his majesty's lins, the 3d officer; and Mr. Cran- 78th regiment; Bermanne Alleston, the 4th officer, were left on mande, sea cunny; Buxo, syrang ; board the ship, and it is supposed 16 lascars, 2 sepoys, and 17 sermust have perished. The preserva- vants; total 53. tion of lieutenant-colonel Paterson's Government immediately die life was truly miraculous, having spatched the Wasp, lieutenant jumped from the window of the Sam. Snook, in quest of the wreck quarter gallery, at the time the of the Caledonia, which vessel is long boat was dropping astern. since returned, after an ineffectual The situation of Mrs. Fraser may cruize.—Bombay Gazette, Aug. 3. be easier conceived than described ; 4. Last Wednesday, a coal pit for, although she escaped with her in the neighbourhood of Renfrew own life and one child, she was was discovered to be on fire, the under the necessity of leaving two fames bursting out with great vioother helpless infants to fall victims lence at the mouth of the pit. Six. to the flames. Immediately after unfortunate men were working the boats quitted the ship the main- under ground at the time. It is mast went over the side, and soon uncertain whether the accident was afterwards the ship blew up abaft, occasioned by the explosion of gunhaving about 14 barrels of gun- powder, or foul air. The fire conpowder on board; in a few minutes tinued to burn for nearly two days, after which she disappe:fred. at which time the mouth of the

The fire is supposed to have pit was covered up, in expectation originated from some oil having of smothering the flame. No perleaked down upon the gunnies in son, on Saturday, had ventured to the hoid, and causing a spontane- go down, to bring up the bodies of ous ignition.

the poor men, or to ascertain in The following is a list of the what state they were, but it was to people who embarked on board be attempted, if practicable, yesterthe long boat, and who were land. day. ed at Versovah on Saturday morning last.

SUICIDE. Mrs. Thomas, captain George 11. On Tuesday last an inquisiThomas, commander; col. Pater- tion was taken at the house of Mr. son, Mr. Rose, Mrs. Joyce, serjeant Hunt, a hair-dresser in Charlesmajor's wife of the Bengal artillery street, Portman-square, on the ai Tannal; Mrs. Fraser, and one body of John Pauley, who, on the


same day, put a period to his vered from his body, and ex. existence by nearly severing his pired. head from his body. After the Mr. Bath, a surgeon in the jury had examined the body, which neighbourhood, attended, but as. had a shocking appearance, the sistånce was useless.

The jury, witnesses were called in, and stated after a minute investigation, brought as follows:--The deceased re in their verdict-Lunacy. The desided in the neighbourhood for a ceased has left no family; he had number of years, and was generally been long considered in a state of known as a brush-maker : he lodg- mental derangement, and several ed at a milk-house in King-street. times had endeavoured to take On the morning of Tuesday last, away his life previous to the futal a little girl who was accustomed to accident. take him his breakfast, carried up his tea as usual, which he drank, GUILDHALL SESSIONS, and appeared very much dejected;

February 13. he shortly after went out, and about ten o'clock came to the shop

Child Stealing of Mr. Hunt, where he said he Mary Brown, alias Mary Moody, wanted to be shaved. Mrs. Hunt, was tried upon an indictment who had frequently seen the de- charging her with stealing an inceased before, observed, her hus- fant-child, twenty-two days old, band was not then at home, but from its mother, in the workhouse that she expected him shortly the of St. Andrew's. The public will deceased then cast his eye on the

no doubt remember the trial of shop window, perceived the razors, this prisoner at the Old Bailey, for and took one of them in his hand; the same offence, where a faw apafter which he used the suds in the peared in the indictment, and the shaving box, looked wildly round, present indictment was preferred by and immediately lifted the razor, the parish officers of St. Andrew's. and inflicted a dreadful wound on Mary Johnston, the mother of the left side of his neck; the blood the child, stated its birth to have instantly flowed over his clothes. taken place in the workhouse of Mrs. Hunt, who saw the act, gave St. Andrew's parish, Holborn; that a loud scream, and fell into fits. the prisoner came to her on the Persons at that moment, attracted 16th of August, 1802, and asked by the noise, rushed to the door, her if she would take a wet-nurse's and among them Mr. Hunt. His place; that if she would, she would wife, being recovered, ran out, ex. recommend her to a lady who claiming“ A man has cut his wanted such a person. Witness throat !” and Hunt endeavoured replied, she had begun to suckle to take the razor from the deceased, her child, and did not like to part who sat in a chair with his head with it; when the prisoner informheld down; but he made several ed her, that she would procure her cuts at Mr. Hunt, resisted for a nurse for her infant, at only some length of time, and, finally, eighteen-pence more than the workseized the razor in his left hand, house price. She was positive the and drew it with violence again lady whom she should recommend across his neck; he then tell, rould be a good friend to her, and down, with his head nearly se desiring her to tell her kusband of




the business. The prisoner came again the next day, about six o'clock

Thursday, Feb. 16. in the evening, and said that the lady


very much to see her child; Decision of the twelve judges in the on which the prosecutor described case of Robert Astiett. herself as being too weak to go out,

This morning, at ten o'clock, the she having been delivered but three judges having taken their seats upon weeks. The prisoner entreated her the bench, the recorder directed to trust her with her child, who Mr. Kirby to put Robert Astlett stated that she would be very care, to the bar. ful of it, she being pregnant her

Mr. Astlett was accordingly self. This proposal was readily brought into the dock, and on his agreed to, from the genteel appear: entrance bowed respectfully to the ance of the prisoner. The prisoner court. went away with the child, and left Mr. baron Hotham then addressthe mother two half-crowns, and ed the prisoner nearly as follows: she had never seen or heard of her - Robert Astlett, you were tried infant since. She saw the prisoner and convicted in this court, at the again in June 1803. She was posi- sessions held in September 1803, tive as to the prisoner being the same forembezzling exchequer bills, you person, and described the dress she being an officer employed in the ser. had on. Those circumstances were vice of the bankof England, and have corroborated by Mrs. Bennet, mis- ing such billsin your care and custotress of the workhouse, and the ser- dy. The indictment states, that you, vant who introduced her to the being an officer, was intrusted with housekeeper, who all took the pri- certain papers, commonly called soner to be far advanced in preg. exchequer bills, one of which was nancy. They recollected the con. for the sum of five hundred pounds, versation that took place at the belonging to the governor and time, which more fully convinced company of the bank of England; them that the prisoner was the also several other bills for different same person. The prisoner did not sums; the whole of which you, being employ counsel, but asked tlie wit- such officer, did feloniously secrete nesses questions concerning her and run away with. It is admitted dress. She positively denied the on the part of the prosecution, that facts, and called on a woman, named these exchequer bills were not Murray, to prove that she was never legal, not having been signed by a out of her company on the 16th of person duly authorised by governAugust, the day mentioned as her ment; but you were convicted, and first appearance with Mrs. John- your judgment was respited, in or

der that your colmsel might subMrs. Murray declared she lodged mit to the judges, under the 15th of in the same house with the prisoner George II., what then appeared to on College-hill, and that she was them relative to your case. Eleven never from her company on the of the twelve judges have since 16th and 17th of August, bat con- met in the exchequer chamber, fessed, that the prisoner had ab- and the objection taken by your ruptly left hier company in Cheap- counsel was ably and legally disside, and was absent till ten o'clock. cussed. The judges have since, in -She was found guilty.

conference, sat together on the



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