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forming the Jury. Fourteen were chal the prisoner M.Namara was President, lenged by the Attorney-General, and and advised the focieties often to change thirty-five were challenged on behalf of their houles, to avoid detection ; in an. the prisoners. The following are the other, which was called the Borough names of the Jurors :

division, the prisoner Wratten was PreGeorge Evans, of Streatham ; John fident; the prisoner Wood had also been Waring, of Barnes ; Richard Southhy, extremely alive in this business, and had of Battersea ; Robert Lynton, of Burton; offered to undertake the atracking his John Prior, of Mortlake ; John Baker, Majesty's carriage in St. James's Park. of ditto; James Phillips, of ditto ; J. Thomas Broughton had also been un, Tritton, of Wandsworth; Daniel Lang. commonly active ; he had prepared ard ton, of dirto ; John Arnold, of Brom. brought forward many motions, conftituley ; John Winter, of Leatherhead ; tiors, plans of government, &c. Bartholomew Chitty, of ditto.

Thomas Blades, a soldier in the guards, The fame forms observed in the last repeated again the fubitance of the evi: trial having been gone through, Mr. dence he give on Monday at Colonel Del. Solicitor General addressed the Jury on pard's trial; he was sworn by the prisoner the part of the prosecution. It tell to his John Francis, and had seen the prisoners lot, he said, tó itate the nature of the Wood, Wratten, and M‘Namara. M'Nacharge against the prisoners at the bar, mara viten appeared at the different meetand the outline of the facts he meant to ings to represent the Executive Power. prove. After what had already pafled Whenever it was suggested that any thing in that Court, he thought it his duty was wanting, he appeared to promise it as to make his fatement as plain and as from authority. Blades allo mentioned, concise as possible. The learned Gentle. that Francis, Wood, Tyndall, and two man then 'ftated the same points, with mer, formed a Committee to Itrike out a regard to the law and to facts, which plan of government, which was

to be will be found in the Attorney-General's pailed for the work of an Executive, com speech on the former trial.

posed of Gentlemen. This witness also The first witness called was Mr. related the proposal of Wood to attack Stafford, the Chief Clerk of Union Hall, his Majesty on his return from the Parwho gave the same evidence as on the liament House to Buckingham House; the former trial.

reatin he gave for fixing on this spot was, Charles Bacon, a Police Officer, who that the Horse Guards left his Majetty accompanied the last witnes, said, he at St. James's Palace, and therefore he searched the prisoner Broughton, and was but slightly guarded between that found in his pocket three printed papers. and Buckingliam Houle. Wood thought, These papers were, firit, that beginning that wiili a select party of thirty-five with the word “ Conftitution," the Oath, inen he would be fufficiently prepared for and another,

this attempt. Thomas Windsor was called. His evi. The evidence given by these witnesses dence was, in the molt material parts, were confirmed hy several foldiers of the the same as he had given on the trial guards. of Colonel Delpard. There was the sanie At nine o'clock, the proceedings being account of the plan, conititution, organi: closed, Mr. Jekyll, in a pointed, anization, and objects of the allociation, and mated, and eloquent speech, cccupied the of the part the different prisoners took in attention of the Court and Jury for a it. In order, therefore, to avoid a uleless confiderable length of time, disculing repetition, we fall only notice thote the nature and law of High Treaton, and parts of his evidence which bore particu- the evidence given in this cale as far as larly on the prisoners now upon their trial, applied in any of the most remote ways and which the prelent day's examination to the priloners. He could not suppole brought forward. He said, it was the that an English Jury would decide on prisoner John Francis who first invited such evidence that the pritoners were bim 10 unite in a plan to destroy the “ probably" attainted. What was the whole fytłem of tyranny and the Royal evidence againit them ? Men who had Family; that he gave him the card which conitiled them!elves to be both traitors was before mearioned, for the purpole of and liars. The two principal evidences, swearing him, but instead of killing it, Windior and Emblin, were men who he pretended to kiss it, and returned it : were in actual cultody, and who came thai he bias lince attended different meet- there with ropes about teir necks, to ings of the alluciations, in one of which redeem themselves by criminating others. in reply,

Was it on such evidence that an English the King to death , to which indictment Jury would take away the lives of their you have pleaded not guilty, and have fellow men, and order their hearts to be put yourselves upon your country; which Aung in their faces ? He cited the autho- country has pronounced against you rities of the Marquis de Beccaria, of What have you to say, why the Court Mr. Juftice Holt, and Juftice Buller, to hould not give judgment against you, thew how little reliance was to be placed and each of you, to die, according to on the evidence of accomplices, and par- law ?" ticularly in cases of High Treason. Colonel Despard.--" I have only to

The evidence for the defence was then say, that the charge brought against me brought forward, which applied itself is one which I could not have the moft solely to the character of the prisoners. distant idea of ; and since my convi&tion I At one o'clock in the morning the whole have bad no opportunity (from my attor. of the evidence for the prisoners being ney having been so much engaged with closed,

other matter) of confidering what might Mr. Hovell, the prisoners' Counsel, ad- be offered in arrest of judgment. If the dressed the Jury on the subject of the evi- recommendation of the Jury be not dence against the prisoners.

attended to, I pray for a fhort delay." After hearing the Attorney General The Court said nothing in reply ; and

proclamation being made in the usual Lord Ellenborough went over the whole form, of the evidence correctly, and made many Lord Ellenborough put on his square able comments on the various parts of it, cap, and in a style of awful folemnity distinguishing the cases of Philips * and highly befitting the melancholy but just Smith from the rest, as not being so deci- occalion, addrelled the prisoners Dearly to Sively made out in point of intention as the following purport : the rest. His Lordship also went over “ You, Edward Marcus Despard! the points of law as they had been mooted You, Jobn Wood! You, Thomas Broug bo at the Bar on the subject of the evidence ton! You, John Francis ! You, Thomas of accomplices and spies, &c. in like Newman ! You, Daniel Tyndall! You, manner as he did on the former trial of James Sedgwick Wrattan ! You, William Colonel Despard.

Lander ! You, Artbur Grabam ! and Lord Ellenborough's charge lasted you, John M'Namara! have been levefrom three till fix o'clock, when the Jury rally indicted for traitoroully contpiring retired.

against his Majelty's Person, his Crown, At half past seven the Jury returned a and Government, for the purposes of verdict of

subverting the same, and changing the JOHN WOOD,

Government of this Realm. To this THOMAS BROUGHTON,

indictment you have severally pleaded JAS. SEDG. WRATTAN,

Not Guilty, and put yourselves for trial

GUILTY. ARTHUR GRAHAM,

upon God and your Country i which John M.NAMARA,

Country has found you guilty. After JOHN FRANCIS,

a long, patient, and, I hope, juft and DANIEL TYNDALL, GUILTY,

impartial, trial, you have been all of you THOMAS NEWMAN,

Recommended severally convicted, by a moit respectable WILLIAM LANDER, 10 Mercy.

Jury of your Country, upon the several THOMAS Philips,

NOT

crimes laid to your charge. In the course SAMUEL SMITH,

GUILTY.

of evidence upon your trial, such disclo

sures have been made, as to prove, be. When the Jury bad seturned their yond the pothbility of doubt, that the verdi&t, Doyle †, Philips, and Smith, were removed from the Bar, and Colonel Del- and traitorous conspiracy, were, to over.

obje&ts of your atrocious, abominable, pard was brought in.

throw the Government, and to leize upon Mr. Knapp, severally addressing the and deftroy the sacred persons of our prisoners, laid, “ You have been indieted august and revered Sovereign, and the for conipiring, compailing, imagining, illustrious Branches of his Royal Houle, and intending to bring and put our lord which some of you, by the moft Solemn

In the course of the summing up it appeared doubtful, whether Thomas Philips could read or write ; so that he might not have known the nature of the tickets. The Attorney General laid, the faci was, that he could neither read nor write, Upon this he was considered as laved.

+ Doyle bad been abandoned by the Counsel for the Profecution on defe&t of evi. dence.

bond

lical plans.

bond of your oath of allegiance, were mities in which they would have inevita. pledged, and all of you, as his Majesty's bly involved themselves, as well as their Subjects, were indispensably bound, by innocent fellow-citizens. The vigilance your duty, to defend ; to overthrow that of that Government, unceasingly directed Conftitution, its established freedom, and to the public fecurity, was not to be boasted usages, which have so long inain- eluded by the dark and mysterious secrecy tained amongst us that just and rational under which you endeavoured to marks equality of rights, and security of pro- your wicked designs ; your very endea. perty, which have been for so many ages vours to propagate and promote your the envy and admiration of the world, projects have been the sources of your and to erect upon its ruins a wild system defeat, and thus it has happened, that of anarchy and bloodthed, having for its when you imagined your vile purposes objeet the fubverlion of all property, and to be neareit their completion, they have the massacre of its proprietors; the an. been fortunately discovered by the very nihilation of all legitimate authority and means through which you intended to establidhed order : for such must be the put them in execution : and thus the inimport of that promise, held out by the tended victims who were on the eve of leaders in this atrocious conspiracy, of being involved in all the horrors of your ample provision for the families of projedts, have fresh cause to acknowledge " those beroes who should fall in the with gratitude the goodness of that all. struggle.". The more effe&tually to en- provident God, who has thus timely, and sure success in those diabolical machina. I hope for ever, put a stop to your diabo. tions, and to encourage those who were to be seduced to their support, endeavours “ As to you, deluded victims of a defe have been made by you and your accom- perate and abandoned conspiracy, before plices, to reduce from their allegiance to I conclude the awful task which remains, their Sovereign, the foldiers of his Ma. for me to perform, I wish to say a few jefty: endeavours which, though they words to you on the enormity of those appear to have been in too many instances crimes which have brought you to your successful, yet are I hope falsely said to be present melancholy and ignominious to that extent which has been stated in lituation. And fuit, you Ed ward Marevidence. Equally false, I hope, has been 'cus Despard, in whom the dignified pride another assertion, that two-thirds of the of birth, the advantages of a liberal edu. inhabitants of this country were ready for cation, and the habits of intercourse a change, and prepared to support and in that rank in which your conduct was adopt luch measures as were likely to be once so highly honourable, and from molt effe&tual for obtaining it ; a change, whom the teltimony borne of your forby which no less was contemplated, than mer conduct, by the honourable compathe fubversion of all the fources of law, nions of your earlier pursuits, adduced order, and public justice, and the subti-, in this Court as witnesles for your chatution of massacre, anarchy, and all their rafter, should have induced us to expect dire effects. It has, however, plealed widely different conduct and principles that Divine Providence, which has mer. How grossly have you misapplied and cifully watched over the safety of this abused the talents and opportunities dation, to defeat your wicked and abo- which you enjoyed for honourable distinc. minable purpose, by arreiting your pro- tion in society; and ho have you de jects in iheir dark and dangerous pro- graded yourself to the association of those gress, and thus averting that danger unfortunate and 'wretched companions which your machinations had suspended by whom you are now furrounded, in over our heads ; and by your timely whose ignominious fate you to justly detection, seizure, and submittal to pub. Mare, but who are the unhappy victims lic justice, to afford time for the many of your seductive persuasion and example. thousands of his Majelty's innocent and I do not wish, at this awful moment, to loyal subjects, the intended victims of urge any thing to you and the degrading your atrocious and sanguinary purpose, companions by whoin you are surrounded, to escape that danger which so recently to tharpen the bitterness of your feelings menaced them, and which, I trust, is not under the ignominy of your fate ; but : yet become too formidable for utter de. would most earneitly and fincerely with feat. Happily for the families and the to impress your mind, during the short persons of thousands of your wicked and period of your remaining lite, with a due deluded accomplices, your detection has iense of your awful situation, and of the jn time, I hope, lerved to avert the cala. çriininal conduct which has involved you

in

in your present ignominious fate ; I life which the safety and interest of your would earnestly en reat you ztalcally to fellow-creatures may not suffer to be endeavour to subdue the callous in fenfi- extended to you here. bility of heart, of which, is an ill-fated ". The orly thing now remaining for moment, you have bouited, and regain me is, the painful iník of pronouncing that fanative afte fiion of the mind, which against you, and each of you, the awful may prepare your soul for that saivation, fentence wlich the law denounces against which, by the infinite mercy of God, your crime ; which is, that you, and I beseech of that God you may obtain. each of you (here his Lord Arip named the

" And as to you, other unhas my pri- prisoners severally), be taken to the place soners, the wretched victims of his seduc- from whence you came, and from therce tion and example, to what a dreadtul and you are to be drawn on hurdles to the ignominious fare have you brought your. place of execution, where you are to be selves, and what sorrow and affliction hanged by the neck, but not until you are have been entailed upon your wretched dead; for while you are Mill living, your families, by the atrocity of your crimes, bodies are to be taken down, your bowels and your proposed and fanguinary at- torn out, and burnt before your faces ! tempts to fubvert that happy Conftitu- your heads are to be then cut off, and tion and Government, under the mild your bodies divided each into four quarprotection of which you might Itill have ters, and your beads and quarters to be continued to pursue industrious avoca- then at the King's disposal ; and may tions, and enjoy with comfort the fruits the Almighty God have mercy on your of your honest and peaceful labours ; and fouls." the unexampled mildners and merciful The whole of this pathetic address was tendency of whose laws you have this day heard with the most profound filence in experienced in a long, a patient, a fair, the Court, and every eye was suffused in and most impartial trial, before that tears. respectable and discerning Jury, who Colonel Despard.—" Your Lordlip have convicted you on the rulleft and will allow me to say one or two words. most uncontroverted evidence of your Your Lordship has imputed to me the guilt ! May the awful and impresfive character of being the reducer of these čxample of your untimely fate prove a I did not see that any thing of the warning to your wicked associates and kind appeared on the trial from any part aceomplices in every quarter of this of the evidence. Of the conduct in puted realm, and induce them to abandon those to me I am uiterly incapable." machinations which have brought you to Lord Ellenborough, leemingly overthis disgraceful catastrophe ! May they come, had laid his head down upon the learn to avoid your fate, by cultivating bench, covering his face with his hands, the blessings of that Conftitution which and reinained filent. you have calumniated and endeavoured to Tyndall.-" I am fatisfied with Mr, fubvert ; and, by pursuing their honest Jekyll’s exertions, and I humbiy thank and industrious avocations, and avoiding him for them.” political cabals and seditious confpira- M'Namara --"My Lord, I beg to cies, avoid also those dreadtul conie. freak, I am now urdur fentence of death, quences in which they themselves would and am toon to quit this world; but may most probably be amongst the first vic- God never receive me, if I ever buld tims.

any conversation upon politics in the “ The same earnest advice that I have prefence of Windsor !" just given to your unfortunate Leader They were all removed from the bar; and Seducer, I now offer to you, which and proclamation being made, the Com. is, to make the belt use of the Mort mition was disolved. pericd of life now remaining, to make This second trial lasted exactly twentyyour peace with an offended God for your three hours. crimes, and seek that mercy in another

men.

THEATRICAL JOURNAL.

JANUARY 19.

with a sudden illness of an alarming A, Drury lane Theatre, Mr. Barry- nature. Mr. Fearon, a surgeon, of the

mere, while playing the character Adelphi, being called in, gave his opi. of Polydore, in The Orphan, was seized nion, that if Mr. B. persevered in the

performance

performance he would endanger bis and France. He at last reaches his life. He was then conveyed home, native country, and the action begins where he has since remained, wholly the day of his arrival in London. He unable to resume his profesional avo- finds that his uncle is dead. A pious cations. In the last four acts the part regret is foon swallowed up in the of Polydore was read by Mr. Barclay. transporting thought that he has enWe have since heard that Mr. Barry- tered into posseflion of an immense more's affection was paralytic.

estate ; but how is he shocked to hear 29. A New Comedy from the pen that Fairfax had supplanted him? This of Mr. Holcroft, was performed for the honelt lawyer had employed Quillet; a first time at Drury lane Theatre, under rascally attorney, to draw the baronet's the title of “HEAR BOTH SIDES ;" will, and bad got himself named fole the characters of which were as fol- heir. Headlong, instead of leading the low :

fashion, is now pursued by bailiffs, Fairfax Mr. DowTON.

who wish to arrest him for some trifing Tranfit Mr. BANNISTER, Jun.

debts, which he has no means in the Harry Headlong Mr. C. KEMBLE.

world to discharge. There are other Melfard Mr. RAYMOND.

circumitances alio to excite our indig. SirRalph Aspen Mr. SUETT.

nation againit Fairfax. Major MelSteward Mr. WROCGHTON.

ford, his near relation, he turns defti. Quillet Mr, Cherry.

tute from his door, though this officer, Sir Luke Loftall Mir: WEBB.

upon his return home from Italy, found Major Tennis Mr. CAULFIELD.

himself robbed of an ample fortune by Mr. Backhand Mr. PURSER.

the infamous Quillet. He also refuses Jones Mr. COOKE.

to aflilt Caroline Melford, the daughMaster of the 7

ter, whom he met as she was setting Hotel

}Mr. Mandocks. out on the melancholy errand to pawn Bailiff Mr. WEWITZER.

her deceased mother's jewels for the Follower Mr. RHODES.

support of her father. Among the Robert Mr. HOLLINGSWORTH.

Dramatis Perfonæ is Transit, a thoughtGregory Mr. COLLINS.

lels, good humoured fellow, who knows nothing more of his parentage

than that he was born at Brussels. Hin ford Eliza

Fairfax had taken under his protection, Mrs. JORDAN.

having promised in due time to intro. The

which have passed duce him to the author of his being; previous to the opening of the Come. but he at once casts him off, and takes dy, and which form the ground-work measures to have him thrown into a of the actual business of the scene, re- guol. It is impossible for us all along late to the distresses of young leadlong to penetrate into the lawyer's real and the Melfords. The former, gay, character. He seems much hurt at the thoughtless, and extravagant, bas, by obloquy under which he labours, but his dillpation and his fondnels for talks of nothing but revenge. At last gaming, reduced himself to the greatest he is fully revenged. He allembles his indigence. A rich uncle, otieaded at accusers, and folemnly puts himlelt his misconduct, and despairing of his upon his trial. Having patiently reformation, had resolved to disinherit heard the various charges of perfidy him, and he was forced to dy from his and cruelty preferred against him, he creditors to Italy. While at Venice, begins his defence, and thows that he he received letters from his dearest had been labouring for the good of friend, Fairfax, a Barrister equally those who calumniated him. He had celebrated for his profellional talents anonymouny lent Melford a supply of and his private virtues, acquainting money to relieve his necessities till he him that his uncle was dying, con- should completely rescue him from the taining remittances to enable him im. villanies of Quillet. He had arretted mediately to return to London, and Transit, to fave him from expoling his urging him to use no delay, if he bad life in a duel. He had allowed him. any hope of a reconciliation. Head self to be named heir to the decealed, long had been caught with a pretty only to preserve the estate to Head. face that he law at a masquerade in long, whose uncle bad determined to Venice, and spends his time in trying disinherit him, and would have fub. to trace this incognita through Germany Atituted another, if he had refused,

He

Caroline Mel} Mrs. Pope.

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