right shoulder, and, though still men, in order to be able to give satisin life, very faint hopes of his reco- factory information to the coroner's very are entertained. When ques. jury, who are summoned to sit this tioned as to the names of the other day at the Horseand Groom public. gentlemen who had accompanied house, and his body will be afterhim, he declined giving any satis- wardsconveyedtoCamelford-house. faction on the subject, and said he 13. An inquest was taken yesterknew nothing of them. He was day morning, at the White Horse, attended in the course of the day by Kensington, before George Hodg. Mr. Heaviside, Mr. Thomson, and son, esq. his majesty's coroner for Mr. Home, surgeons.

the county of Middlesex, on view His lordship was alive at a late of the body of the honourable hour last night.

Thomas Pitt, lord Camelford. A Mr. Nihell or Nield, we under- The jury after having attended the stand was second to captain Best; coroner's charge, proceeded to Mr. and the honourable Mr. Devereux Ottey's, Little Holland-house, was second to lord Camelford. where the deceased lay. Upon ex

12. On Saturday evening this amining the body, there appeared unfortunate nobleman breathed his immediately below

the right last. The whole of his deport- shoulder a wound, which was eviment since the unhappy duel has dently the cause of his lordship's greatly interested the public in death. The jury returned to hear his favour, as it has displayed the the evidence. most generous magnanimity. His James Sheers, gardener to lord character, too, is now better under. Holland, stated, that previous to stond ihan it was before. It ap- the transaction he was about to repears that with all his chivalrous late, he had no personal knowledge notions, and with that irrascible of the deceased. On Wednesday temper which brought him into so morning last he was at work at many broils, he was warm in his lord Holland's, digging in the affections, and liberal in his bene- shrubbery, when he heard the revolence. We have heard of many port of two pistols. He told the acts of splendid munificence, which, man at work with him (one John even to the most rigid censurers of Murray) that he thought it was a his folly, must endear his name. He duel. He ran down to the pales sent for his solicitor, Mr. Wilson, of adjoining the field, and saw the smoke Lincoln's-inn-fields, and made his in the second field, about ten yards will on the night after the acci- distance from the hedge, and nearly dent; and he maintained the most three hundred yards from him. He perfect composure under his suffer- observed the deceased (lord Camel. ings to the last.

ford) lying on the ground, and a perWe are authorised to say, that son, hissecond, supporting him. The lord Camelford · has left behind witness ran down, and there were him a paper in his own hand-writ- two other genlemen coming from ing, fully acquitting his antagonist lord Camelford. He went to the from any blame on the late unfor- gap, and saw the deceased lyingtunate transaction.

he was then only fifteen yards from Yesterday, about four o'clock in him ; the same gentleman was still the afternoon, the body was open- supporting him, and begging of the ed by several professional gentle witness tocome to hisassistance. The

witness witness called through the hedge any of the parties. He saw the to the rest of the men, his fellow- gentleman walking in the field labourers, and desired them to stop where lord Camelford fell, on the gentlemen. They went in pur. Wednesday morning last, about a suit of them, but did not stop quarter before eight o'clock; they them. The deceased begged very were at the top of the field; there hard of the witness to assist him: were four gentlemen between three accordingly he took hold of the and four hundred yards discape of his coat, and the gentleman tance from him. Several persons who had been supporting him ran were with the witness. At first for a surgeon, and left him with they saw them walking in the the deceased. Soon after surgeon field; then they heard the report of Thomson came, the deceased asked one pistol, and afterwards of anthe witness why he called out other, at the interval of twoor three to stop the gentlemen ? to which he seconds. They saw the smoke, replied, that he wished to stop and perceived one gentleman fall. them, as he did not know what had Two of the gentlemen ran up to been the matter. Lord Camelford him. The witness met those two observed, that he did not wish to gentlemen coming up the field. havethem stopped—that he was the They spoke to him, and desired aggressor--that he forgave the him for God's sake to go and assist gentleman who had shot him, and the wounded gentlenian. He went he hoped God would forgive him to the ground, and found lord too. In five or six minutes John Camelford on the ground, and Irons and several other persons Sheers lifting him

up. He assisted came to his assistance. The wit. in taking him to Mr. Ottey's. He ness asked the deceased whether he could distinguish, from the situ aknew his friend, or any of the tion in which they stood, that the opposition party, and the answer deceased fired first. They stood was, “ that he knew nothing, for at the distance of thirty paces, he was a dead man."

The re

which on being measured, proved mainder of lord Holland's garden- to be exactly twenty-nine yards. It ers, with Mr. Robinson, the head was easy to ascertain the distance, gardener, and Mr: Thomson's son because he saw where lord Camel. came up: a chair was sent for, and ford fell, and twenty-nine yards off the deceased was put in it, and could plainly observe the mark of carried to Mr. Ottey's. The wit- his antagonist's heels in the dew. ness got the deceased up stairs, and the deceased did not say any thing helped to put him to bed; his about the affair in the hearing of neckcloth was taken off, and his the witness. He knew nothing of shirt pulled over, when he appeared the gentlemen present, never havto have received a wound in his ing seen them before. right shoulder. The witness went Mr. Nicholson, surgeon of Sackto town to call in Mr. Holmes, the ville-street, stated, that on Wed. surgeon, of Sackville-street, Picca. nesday morning last, he was called dilly. He saw no pistols, or any on to attend the deceased who had arms at all.

received a small wound on the George Robinson, chief garden- right side of his chest, near the er at Holland-house, said, he had shoulder, which appeared to have no knowledge of the deceased, or been made by the bail of a gun or


pistol. The deceased complained principal, or who were the seconds. of considerable pain in his chest, In point of fact, all were equally and violent shooting pains from his guilty ; for in the crime of murder, chest to bis back, particularly when accessories, before the facts, were he spoke.. He also complained of considered as principals. He did a pain in his lower extremities, from not see how it was possible to refer which the witness supposed the the death of lord Camelford to acball had passed through the lungs, cident, for there was positive proof and lodged in the spine. The de- that he had fallen by the hand of ceased never recovered the use of some person, therefore the jury his lower extremities, but languish- had no alternative but that of sayed till Saturday evening last, about ing he had been killed by some eight o'clock, wlien he expired. person or persons unknown. There The witness opened his body, and was hardly a doubt but the expresdiscovered that the ball had frac- sions and avowal of the deceased, tured the fifth rib, and had passed so honourably made in favour of through the right lobe of the lungs, his opponent, would, if the latter and lodged in the passage of the were arraigned in a superior court, spinal marrow through the sixth induce his acquittal ; but that was vertebra of the back bone. In the a consideration which ought not to chest there were more than six operate on the minds of those quarts of extravasated blood, which whom he was addressing: Had had compressed the lungs so as to the parties been in a room, and prevent them from performing upon a sudden quarrel, the detheir functions.

ceased, having given the first proNo further evidence was offered vocation, had been killed, it might to the jury.

have been justifiable homicide ; Mr. Hodgson, the coroner, said, but, on the contrary, it appeared his duty called upon him to make they had deliberately gone out to but very few observations. It was commit an unjustifiable act.”. Had evident the deceased had been killo it been proted who the person was ed by a shot fired at him by some who fired the shot at the deceased, person, of whose identity the jury the jury would have been bound to had no direct or admissible proof. have returned an identical charge The laws of this country admitted of murder against him, and those of no excuse for one man killing who were present aiding and another in a private duel ; but sup- abetting him; but as the case posing the person who had slain stood, they would only pronounce the deceased to be able, before a the verdict to which he had alsuperior tribunal, to offer circum- luded. stances and facts in palliation of The jury declared themselves his offence, they could not have any perfectly satisfied. weight on this inquest. He had, Mr. Wilson, the secretary of the strictly speaking, been guilty of lord chancellor, and solicitor for murder, and to that effect must the noble relatives of the deceased, necessariiy be the verdict of the declared on their part, that he was jury. In the present case there as well satisfied as the jury with the was no doubt of the deceased have impartiality of the investigation, ing been feloniously killed; but and the very candid and honourthre was no evidence who was the able mamer in which the coroner


OCCURRENCES. i (29) had pointed out their duty to them nothing. Her guns thrown overon the occasion.

board during the chase. The jury unanimously returned I am, &c. JOSEPH NOURSE. a verdict of wilful murder, or fe- To commodore Hood, &c. lonious homicide, by some person or persons, to the jurors unknown. Letter from lord Keith, K. B. to

Several gentlemen, friends to the William Marsden, esq. dated off deceased, attended this inquest, Ramsgate, the 13th instant. which was held at a very early Sir, hour of the morning.

Be pleased to acquaint their

lordships that captain Heywood, of Admiralty-Office, Marcb 17.

his Majesty's sloop the Harpy, yes

terday captured and sent into the A letter from commodore Hood, Downs the Penriche French gun.

commander in the Leeward boat of two guns, and two small Islands, to William Marsden, esq. transports, part of a convoy prodated at Martinique, the 27th ceeding under her protection from January, 1804.

Calais to Boulogne. KEITH. Sir, I send you herewith copies of

EAST INDPA HOUSE, MARCH 29. two letters from captain Nourse, of

This morning the following dishis majesty's sloop Cyane, giving patches were received by the secret an account of the capture of a pri- committee of the court of directors vateer of eight guns, and 84 men, of the East India company, from and recapture of a valuable Gụi- the governor in council at Bomneaman,

bay. I have the honour to be, &c. Sam. Hoop. Extract of a letter from the go

vernor in council at Bombay, to His majes'y's sloop Cyane, Jan. 20.

the secret committee of the Sir,

court of directors, dated BomI beg leave to inform you


Bay Castle, Oct. 8, 1803.

my having re-captured the ship West

Our president has received from moreland, from the coast of Guinea,

the honourable major-general Weltaken by the General Ernouf priva- lesley a dispatch of the 25th ultimo,

From the teer, who was in sight at the time, as per copy enclosed. but escaped.

Joseph Nourse. report contuned in it, your honourTo commodore Hood, &c.

able committee will observe, that

the general attacked the combined His majesty's sloop Cyane, Jan. 20.

forces, of Dowlut Row Scindia,

and the Berar Rajah, on the 230 Sir,

of September, in the vicinity of the I beg leave to acquaint you of Adjunty Pass, with the division of bis majesty's sloop under my com the army under his own immedimand having, in the latitude of ate command, and that the very Barbadoes, fallen in with, and after obstinate action that ensued termi. a chase of five hours, captured La nated in the complete defeat of the Bellone French privateer, of eight confederates, with the loss to them guns, and 84 men, last from Suri- of ninety pieces of cannon, which wam, out seven days, and had taken the honourable general Wellesley


has captured. We have not re- from the river Kistna. On the ceived an official report of the 18th, and on the 20th, was enabled casualties during the engagement, to move forward towards the enebut the general states our loss of my, who had been joined in the officers and men to have been course of the last seven or eight great. As far as private informa- days, by the infantry under colonel tion has enabled us, we have en- Pohlman, by that belonging to deavoured to supply this deficiency Begum Sumroo, and by another in the enclosed list of killed and brigade of infantry, the name of wounced on that occasion: it is whose commander I have not as. considered to be incomplete, in not certained. The enemy's army was containing the names of all the of. collected about Bakerdun, and beficers who suffered, but in other tween that place and Jaffierabad. respects it is supposed to be correct. I was near colonel Stevenson's

From the most recent private corps on the 21st, and had a conaccounts from the honourable ma- ference with that officer, in which jor-general Wellesley, it appears, we concerted a plan to attack the that Scindia and Berar Rajah had enemy's army, with the division descended the Adjunty Ghaut, and under our command, on the 24th that the British forces were imme- in the morning, and we marched diately to proceed in pursuit of on the 22d. colonel Stevenson by them beyond the Nizam's frontier. the western route, and I by the

eastern route, round the hills be(ENCLOSURE, NO. 1.) tween Beednaporer and Julnah. Jonathan Duncan, esq. &c. &c. On the 23d I arrived at Nau. Sir,

laiah, and there received a report I attacked the united armies that Scindia and the Rajah of Berof Dowlut Row Scindia and ar had moved off in the morning the Rajah of Berar with my divi. with the cavalry, and that the insion, on the 23d, and the result of fantry were about to follow, but the action which ensued was, that were still in camp, at the distance they were completely defeated with of about six miles from the ground the loss of 90 pieces of cannon,

on which I intended to encamp: which I have taken. I have suf. It was obvious that the attack was fered a great loss of officers and no longer to be delayed, and hav .

ing provided for the security of my I enclose a copy of my letter to baggage and stores at Naulaiah, Í the governor-general, in which I marched on to attack the enemy. have given him a detailed account I found the whole combined army

of the events which led to, and oc of Scindia and the Rajah of Berar : curred in the action.

encamped on the bank of the Kistna I have the honour to be, &c. river, nearly on the ground which I (Signed) Arthur Wellesley. had been informed that they occuCamp, Sept. 25, 1803.

pied. Their right, which consisteden

tirely of cavalry, was about Biker(ENCLOSURE, NO. 11.) dun, and extended to their corps of His cxcellency the governor-general, infantry, which were encamped in &c.

the neighbourhood of Assye : alMy lord,

though I first came in front of their I was joined by major Hill, with right, I determined to attack their the last of the convoys expected left, as the defeat of their corps 7




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