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[XCIER. given to alter and omit persons in such mi- his embarrassments, pow determined to hold litia lists for their general good conduct. his hand; and in consequence frequent quar
In consequence of the great inconvenience rels took place between them. This mornarising from the vastly-increased number of ing, about twelve o'clock, the son called on trials at the Old Bailey, the plan of holding his father, when a violent altercation arose, two courts to sit for the trial of criminals and after a short pause, the report of firehas been suggested to the Corporation. arms was heard. "The servants rushed up This plan, after mature consideration, has stairs, and found the father and son weltering been adopted, and the interior of the pre- in their blood; on raising the Colonel, he mises behind the Justice Hall, Old Bailey, breathed his last; the son had expired on are now taken down. A person has con- their entrance. There were two small pistols tracted, for a sum of about 4,000l. to build in the room, one on the table, and the other a second court close to the present. on the foor. Colonel Griffiths was about
It is at length determined that a new to leave his lodgings to pay a visit, at the bridge shall be erected over the Thames, in time he was destroyed by his son; he had place of London Bridge. This decision has his umbrella in his hand, and his gloves been made in consequence of Government (white kid) on, when he fell. The fingers having agreed to advance 150,0001. towards of his right-hand glove were not soiled, the expense, and which, with the means al- which would have been the case, had he fired ready possessed by the City, is considered a pistol ; and the handles of the pistols sufficient to warrant proceeding in the work, both lay towards the son, shewing that the which, it is estimated, will cost about son must have fired both. The son's fore 800,000l.
finger of the right hand was crooked, and At the end of last Hilary Term, Sir Hud- scorched with powder.–An inquest was held son Lowe obtained a rule in the Court of in the evening, which was adjourned to the King's Bench, for a criminal informatiou following day, to hear further evidence, against Mr. O'Meara, for certain libellous when three surgeons, who had occasionally matter contained in his celebrated work “ A attended Mr. Griffiths, jun. stated that he Voice from St. Helena.” On the 11th inst. was subject to violent head-aches, and was Mr. Phillips shewed cause against the rule, very nervous and irritable. One surgeon contending that it was the invariable custom said he believed that any distress of mind, for persons libelled to come forward with added to the infirmity which distressed him, promptitude. The publication took place would drive him mad.—After a consultation on the 5th of July, 1822, after which period of nearly two hours, the Jury returned the fol10 Grand Juries of Middlesex had been im- lowing verdict:-“Wilful murder of Thomas panelled, one Assize held, and near Howard Griffiths, by the said Abel Griffiths, Terms had elapsed, before Sir H. Lowe's who afterwards killed himself in a sound state application was made-a delay without pre- of mind." The Coroner delivered his warrant cedent. The Court granted the rule, upon to the beadle, for the interment of the the understanding that the Solicitor-General body of Mr. Abel Griffiths in a cross road. was to produce precedents for so late an ap- It was executed on the following nights, plication. Failing to do this, the Court on The body was wrapped in a piece of matting, the above day discharged the rule, but re- and deposited in the cross road formed by fused to allow Mr. O'Meara his costs (8001.) Eaton-street, Grosvenor - place, and the The latter has, in consequence, waived his King's-road. The ceremony of driving a ohjection to the rule, and resolved to go stake through the body was dispensed with. into the inerits of the case, which will there. The body was dug up again by three men fore be tried.
on the morning of Tuesday, July 2, and put A printed letter, signed " Andrew G. C. into a hackney-coach, which drove to Foley, Tucker," has been circulated on the part of place, when the men went away; and the the “ Princess Olive.” It is in answer coachman becoming alarmed, drove to Box. to Mr. Peel's speech on the presentation street, with the body, which was afterwards of that lady's petition, and insists that taken to St. George's Workhouse, and it she is the guardian of the late Duke of was finally interred in the burial-ground of Kent's daughter! The writer asks, if the St. George's parish.—The remains of ThoPrincess Olive has forged any of the docu- mas Howard Griffiths, esq. were interred in ments which she has preferred to substan- the burial-ground of St. George's parish, on tiate her claims, why is she not prosecuted ? June 27th. The following inscription was If they are genuine, why is she not allowed placed on the coffin: “ Thomas Howard the benefit of them ?
Griffiths, esq. died June 23d, 1823, aged June 28. For some time past a Colonel 57 years." Captain Griffiths and another son Griffiths, a gentleman holding a lucrative of the deceased, attended as chief mourners, situation at Barbadoes, bas resided in lodge June 24. The neighbourhood of Bede' ings in Maddox-street, London. His son, ford-street was thrown into great confusion: a student in the Temple, received from him and alarm by the breaking out of a fire. a very handsome allowance, but from extra- Five houses in Featherstone-buildings, three?ance had been recently threatened with in Bedford-street, and the backs of several His father, having often relieved in Red Lion-street, were consumed.
GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &c.
ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. War Office, June 20. The 61st Regt. of Rev. T. Beckley, Stratton All Saint. R. Foot to bear on its colours and appoint
Norfolk. ments, in addition, the words, “ Pyrennees," “ Nive,” and “ Orthes,” in commemora
Rev. H. J. Earle, High Ongar R. Essex.
Rev. M. H. Goodrpan, Bitton V. Glouc. tion of the conduct of the Regiment in the Rev. J. Hubbard, Horstead R. Sussex. Pyrennees, in July 1813; in the passage of Rev. G. P. Boileau Polleu, Little Bookham the Nive, on the 9th, 10th, and i1th Dec.
R. Surrey. 1813; and at Orthes, on 27th Feb. 1814. sd Reg. Drag. Brevet Major E. R. Storey, Rev. C. L. Swainson, St. Mary, Eigehill,
Rev. S. Sheen, Stanstead R. Suffolk. to be Major.-30th Foot, Lieut.-Gen. J. Montgomerie, to be Col.-61st Ditto, Brevet Rev. Wm. Riland Bedford, Rector of Sutton
Perp. Cur. Lancashire. Major Annesley, to be Major.-74th Ditto,
Coldfield, co. Warwick, one of the DoLieut.-Gen. Hon. Sir C. Colville, G.C. B. to be Col.-Cape Corps (Infantry), Brevet
mestic Chaplains to the Marquis of Lo
thian. Major H. G. Broke, to be Major.
June 27. 49th Reg. of Foot, Lieut.-Col. John Daniell, to be Lieut.-Colonel.
Civil PREFERMENT. Brevet. Major George Aubrey, to be Rev. A. Dicken, M. A. Head-master of Lieut.-Colonel in the Army.
Blundell's Grammar-school, at Tiverton.
BIR T HS. Lately. In Albemarle-street, the wife of Rawlinson, a son.-5. At Broome, Mrs. W. Wm. Hay, esq. of Hopes, co. East Lothian, Kenrick, a dau.-18. At Harperley Park, a son.-At Bath, Mrs. Hugh O'Reilly, of Durham, Mrs. G. H. Wilkinson, a son.New Grove, co. Meath, a son and heir.- 23. In Bedford-square, Mrs. L. G. Hansard, At Manchester, the wife of Captain Wallace, a son.-At Brantinghamthorpe, the wife of King's Dragoon Guards, a son.
Rev. E. W. Barnard, a dau.--27. At Sewerby April 15. At the Vicarage, Bitton, the House, Mrs. G. Lloyd, of Acomb, a son, wife of Rev. H. T. Ellicombe, a daughter. At Hillingdon, the wife of the Rev. Algeroon 17. At Redmarshall Rectory, co. Durham, Peyton, a son.—At Milbrook, near Souththe wife of Rev. N. Smart, a son.—18. At amptor, Mrs. Samuel Jellicoe, a son.-29. Colney House, Herts, Mrs. P. Hudow, a son. At Acklam Hall, Yorkshire, Mrs. Thos, —21. The wife of the Rev.John-Price Jones, Hustler, a son.--At Rose Hill, Denbighshire, of Elm Green, Wilts, a dau.—Mrs. Eliz. the wife of the Rev. C. T. C. Laxmore, & Harry Croft, Stillington, a son.-22. At daughter. Greenhead, near Huddersfield, Mrs. Beuja- June 2. In Wimpole-street, Mrs. James min-Haigh Allen, a son.-23. Mrs. E. Clark- Paterson, a son.-3. At Woolwich Common, son, Rose Cottage, King's-road, a dau.— the wife of Capt. H. W. Gordon, Royal ArIn Albemarle-street, Mrs. John Round, a tillery, a dau.
.-4. The wife of Rev. John dau.—-25. At Ibornden, Mrs. C. Tylden Pat- Coles, of Milland-house, Sussex, a son.tenson, a son.—26. Mrs. C. Walmesley, of 6. In Wellington-street, the wife of Mr. SaWestwood House, Lancashire, a son.—27. muel Sotheby, a son.-7. The wife of Dr. In Baker-street, Portman-square, Mrs. Philip Golding, a son.-The wife of Benjamin HaRipley, a son.-29. At Roehampton, the wife worth, esq. B. A. of Rowlston Hall, a son of A. Brymer Belcher, esq. a daughter.-30. and heir.-11. At Great Fenton, the wife of At Wraxall Court, Somerset, Mrs. J. H. Josiah Spode, jun. esq. a son and heir.-14. Smyth, a son.
At the Grange, the wife of Dr. Maclean, May 2. In Russell-square, Mrs. John a daughter.
MARRIAGES. March 11. At Bath, Mr. Bury, to Frances, ton-sq. to Eliz.-Stafford, dau. of late Benj. dew. of Capt. T. F. Simmons, of Somerset Philpot, esq. of Stamford-street.-18. EdMilitia.-13. Fred. Cass, esq. of Beaulieu- ward Venden, esq. to Marianne, dau, of late lodge, Winchmore-bill, to Martha, dau. of Mr. James Hunnyburn, both of Cambridge. John-Dell Potter, esq. of Ponder's-end.- -19. At St. Marylebone, Henry Lacas, At Lambeth, Edward, son of E. N. Thorn- esq. M. D. to Miss Howel..
-20. At ton, esq. of Kennington, to Mary-Anne, Reading, Frederick Bailey, M. D. to Eliz. daur. of John Bacon, esq. of Sidmouth.-15. fourth dau. of late John Rainier, esq. T. Wild, esq. of Southampton-place, Eus- Rev. H. M. Wagner, to Eliz.-Harriet, dau.
[xeni of late Rev. Wm. Douglas, Canon of Salis- James-Lewis Fenoulhet, esq. of Hattonbury.-22. At Bath, Mostyn Jones, esq. garden, solicitor, to Elizabeth-Anne, dau. of of Lyncombe-cottage, to Frances, dau. of James Ensor, esq. of Totteridge Lodge. Mr. Atkinson, of Bath.-Henry-Robert 10. Rev. Edw.. Tew Richards, Fellow of Ferguson, Captain 9th Lancers, to sister of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, to Laura, the present and daughter of the late Sir J. dau. of W. Page, esq. of Fitzroy-sq.At Davie, bart.- Richard-Henry Millington, Cheltenham, George Nangle, esq. son of esq. B. A. of St. John's College, Oxford, to Walter Nangle, esq. of Kildalkey, co. Meath, Maria-Jane, dau. of late Thos. Burne, esq. to Lucy-Mary, only dau. of late and sister of of Walworth. -26. At Edinburgh, Lord the present Sir Henry Joseph Tichborne, Dunsany, to Hon. Miss Kinnaird. John bart. of Tichborne House, Hants.—ThomasKirk, esq. to Mary-Anne, dau. of H. Ben- George Wake, esq. of Buckingham-house, nett, esq. Hackney.-27. James, only to Miss, Newman, of St. John's, Westminson of R. Patten, esg. Hatton-garden, to -By special licence, at St. Leonard's Mary, only child of Joseph Schofield, esq. Lodge, Horsham, Francis-Fletcher Vane, of Pentonville.----29. Timothy Lambert, eldest son of Sir Frederick Vane, bart. to esq. to Mary, widow of late Mr. Green, of Diana, dau, of Chas. Beauclerk, esq.- -A$ Bitton, near Bristol.- -3). At Bathwick Dunbar House, John, only brother of Right Church, Sir William Hort, of Hortland, Hon. Sir G. Warrender, bart. to Lady Julian, bart. to Louisa-Georgiana, dau. of Sir John youngest dau. of Earl of Lauderdale
.. Caldwell, of Castle Caldwell, bart.- -Rev. At Hanover-sq. Capt. R. B. Edwards, 13th James-Halls Sampson, to Eliza-Anne, dau. Dragoons, of Bradfield, Suffolk, to Elizaof late James Croft, esq. of Worle.--At Mary, dau. of J. Murries, esq. of Ardely Llanelly, Charles Nevill, esq. to Catherine- Bury House, Herts.---12. Stephen ViersCaroline, dau. of Thomas Ward, esq. Soho. seux, esq. of Charlotte-street, Bedford-sq.
April 2. At St. James's, Mr. Matthew to Miss Mercier, of Bedford-place. At Bridges, Solicitor, to Sarah, dau. of late St. Marylebone, John Browning, esq. to Samuel Fripp, esq...
.--3. George Vizard, Harriet-Augusta-Ernst, eldest dau. of late esq. of Dursley, to Charlotte-Louisa, dau. of Dr. S. H. Jackson, of Hanover-street, Halate Rev. Thos. Biddulph, Vicar of Padstow, nover-sq.- At St. James's, Capt. ArchiCornwall. -Rev. C. E. Smith, of Otter- bald Crawfurd, of the Hon. Company's Arden, Kent, to Henrietta, dau. of late Rev. tillery, to Octavia, dau. of late James Phelps, W.J. French, of Bow.–5. M. Dipnall, esq. of Coston House, Leicestershire.esq.
of the Customs-office, London, to Anne, Mr. R. Laskey, to Miss Hedgeland, only dau. of Wm. Ward, esq. of Liverpool. dau. of late Mr. P. Hedgeland, Bookseller, 7. At Hanover-square, Algernon F. Greville, of Devon.—At St. Lawrence, co. Pemesq. to Charlotte-Maria, dau. of R. H. Cox, broke, Owen Phillips, esq. Lieutenant in the esq.
-8. Willam-Bryan, son of Sir Geo. E. I. C.'s Forces, and son of late Geo. Phil. Cooke, of Wheatley, bart. to Isabella-Cecilia- lips, esq. M.D. of Haverfordwest, to CharViviana, dau. of late Sir Wm. Middleton, of lotte-Anne, dau. of Thoinas Bowen, esq. of Belray Castle, bart.- -H. Turnley, esq. of Storehall.-- -14. At St. George's, HanoverAmerica-square, to Mary, dau. of late C. square, James-Edmund, eldest son of James Godfrey Hoffman,esq.- At Exeter, Henry, Leslie, esq. of Leslie Hall, co. Antrim, to son of Samuel Jellicoe, esq. of Uplands, Sarah, dau. of Bp. Sandford, of Edinburgh. Hants, to Mary-Tucker, dau. of late Rev. J. -15. Lieut.-Col. J. H, E. Hill, C. B. Radford, Rector of Lapford, Devon.- 23d Royal Welsh Fusileers, to Jane, dau. of The Rev. James-Williams James, of Dinas, late Jas. Turner, esq.of Welshpool. At same Pembrokeshire, to Elizabeth, dau. of late time, Rev. Rich. John Davis, of Guilsfield, Richard Lloyd, esq. of Haverfordwest.- to Eliza-Eleonora, another day. of the above. At Llanrug, Rowland Hunt, esq. of Boreat- -T. Day, esq. of Maidstone, son of late ton Park, co. Salop, to Mary, dau. of T. Dr. Day, to Martha, dau. of J. Brinchley, Lloyd, esq. At Uppingham, Rev. Rob. esq. of Milton, next Gravesend. Lieut. Clavey Griffith, Rector of Corsley, to Mary- W. S. Robins, R. N. to Anne, relict of late Adderley, dau. of late Ralph Hotchkin, esq. Capt. Thos. Linthorne, R. N. of Poole.
-Rev. Henry-Francis Sidebottom, M. A. At Dublin, Captain William Paton, Royal Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, to Lancers, to Caroline, daughter of Captain Anne, dau. of J. Freeman, esq. of Gaines, Wilkinson, of Spettisbury Cottage, Durco. Hereford. -9. At Edinburgh, Jas. setshire.
--16. John Sims, M.D. to Lydis, Robert Scott, esq. of Coud-house, Rox- dau. of Wm. Dillwyn, of Walthamstow.burghshire, and of Thurlstone-house, Chtel- Rev. John Randall, B. A. to Elizabeth, dau. tenham, to Harriet, youngest dau. of Thos. of late Mr. Wm. Beunett, of Salisbury. Gray, esq. of Cheltenham. -At Hanwell, 17. Wm. Barwell Carter, M. D. 8th Hus. Henry, fourth son of Rev. Geo. Jepson, sars, to Margaret, dau. of R. Downie, esq. Prebendary of Lincoln, to Anne, only dau. of Appin, M. P. -At Burnham, Josias, of late Cól. Bland, of the Hon. East India son of Josias Nottidge, esq. of Rose-hill, Company's service.John, son of John Wixoe, to Matilda, dau. of Wm. Langton, Keeling, esq. of Broxbourne, to Maria, dau. esq. of Cippenham-house. of Stanley Howard, esq. of Brixton.
and baving served with reputation in March 14, At Turville Park, near tbe two campaigns of 1768, and 1769, Henley-upon-Thames, in bis 85th year, was raised to the rauk of Colonel. Charles-François - Duperier Dumouriez, In 1770 the Duke de Choiseul apan illustrious and eminent French Gen pointed him minister to the confederates neral. He was born Jan. 25, 1739, of of Poland ; and he commanded a body parents not affluent, although noble. of men in that country during two camThey were originally from Provence, and paigns, and conducted several very imof the highest antiquity; and renowned portant negotiations with various sucfor its long exercise of judiciary power,
As the measures of the confedeand for its striking attachment to litera- rates were ill-concerted, their revolution ture. His father, the translator of “ Ri- was unfortunate, and ended in the parti. chiardetto," was a man of great virtue cipation of Poland. and understanding, and bestowed on his 'In 1772 the Marquis of Monteynard, son a very careful and extensive educa- Minister of War, employed bim to cortion. Alter his classical education, in rect and revise the military code of which he had been very successful, he laws : at the end of the same year this entered the army: where at the age of mi ster, by the express order of Louis 18, he became a soldier, and made his XV. entrusted him with the managefirst campaign against the same Duke of ment of a secret negociation relative to Brunswick, whom, in_1792, he drove the revolution in Sweden; but having from the territory of France. He dis- received his instructions on this affair tinguished himself in several attacks, immediately from the King himself, and and was at last taken prisoner; but not unknown to the Duke D'Aiguillon, mitill he was covered with nineteen serious nister of Foreign affairs, who had sucwounds, and had lost his horse ;-five ceeded the Duke de Choiseul, at the men had been disabled by him, when change of ministry, he was arrested at his arms were broken to pieces in his Hamburgh in 1773, and conducted to hands, and the loss of blood alone pre- the bastille by the orders of that minisvented a longer defence. The Duke of ter. The irresolute Louis XV. yielding Brunswick, who was informed of his to the importunities of Madame du bravery, when he was brought before Barry his mistress, and the Duke D'Aibim, strongly expressed his kind admi- guillon, disgraced the virtuous Monteyration, and sent him back with a flatter- nard, forbore to inform the Duke of the ing letter to Marshal de Broglie, the authority he had given him to negogeneral of the French army.
ciate, and suffered him to bear the At the age of twenty-two he had ad. weight of a criminal prosecution, wbich vanced to the rank of Captain ; received the Duke D'Aiguillon, suspecting the the honour of being decorated with the truth, feared to carry to all its extrecross of St. Louis, and had received mity. He rejected offers of friendship twenty-two wounds.
and protection made hinn by this despo On peace being made in 1763, he tic minister, whoin he did not esteem ; began his travels to study the languages and after lying six months in the Bas. and manners of different nations. The tille, he was banished to the Castle of emigrants have said that at this time he Caen for three months. was employed as a spy by the French Louis XV. died soon after; and D'Ain ministry. He travelled in Italy; and, guillon was disgraced. General Dutempted to decide the conquest between mouriez had no inclination to take adCorsica and France, after having sought vantage of the expiration of the Lettre to defend it against the Genoese, he re- de Cachet, for the purpose of regaining turned to Paris, and afterwards went to bis liberty ; he was anxious to be comBelgium, from whence he passed into pletely justified, and therefore petitioned Spain, with the intention of taking Louis XVI. to remove him to the basservice there. He likewise visited Por- tille, and to order a revision of his trial. tugal, and published a work, entitled, The King would not permit bim to re“ Essay on Portugal,” after which he main in prison, and commanded M. du returned to Paris 1767 ; where he was Muy, M. de Vergennes, and M. de Sarnamed Aide-maréchal-general of the tine to revise the trial, and those three army destined to invade Corsica, which ministers signed a declaration that he France had bought from the Genoese, had been unjustly prosecuted. Imme
[xci. diately afterward he was sent to Lisle, to the cause of the King. He foresak in his rank of Colonel, to make a report that the exercise of the Veto would not respecting the new military mancuvres produce the end that was proposed by it, which the Baron de Pirsch bad brouglit and would occasion the ruin of tbe Mo from Prussia. He had also a commis- narch's cause, and he opposed it by all sion to examine a plan for improving the means that were in his power.. the navigation of the river Lys, and an- In 1791 he was appointed to tbe coms other plan of forming a harbour in the mand of the country from Nantes to channel at Ambleteuse. And these em- Bourdeaux. At that period a religious ployments occupied the latter end of war raged in La Vendée, and the people the year 1774, and the whole of 1775. laid waste the castles and lands of the
In 1776 he was joined in a commis- nobility. He had the good fortune to: sion with the Chevalier D'Oisy, captain calm the minds of the people, and to of a man of war, and Colonel la Rozière, preserve tranquillity in that country till one of the ablest engineers in Europe, the month of February 1792, when he to determine on a proper place in the was recalled to Paris, was raised to the channel for the construction of a naval rank of Lieutenant-general, and apport. He passed the year 1777, in the pointed minister of Foreign affairs. country twenty leagues from Paris. At He was reproached with having caused the end of that year, he was invited the war by his counsels ; but he proved to Paris, by M. de Montbarey, minister
that the war was already inevitable, of war, on account of the rupture be- wben he began his administration, and tween England and her colonies, which that indeed it might be said to bave he had long predicted.
commenced. He acknowledged, how... In 1778 he procured the office of ever, that his opinion was decidedly for commandant of Cherbourg to be revived the declaration of war, as was also that and given to him. Being persuaded of the King, who not only approved of that Cherbourg was better calculated his memorial to the National Assembly than any other place in the channel for on that subject (wbicb was three days a national barbour, and heing aided by in his hands) but made eorrections in it, the zeal, activity, and influence of the and bimself composed the discourse be Duke d'Harcourt, governor of the pro- delivered to the Assembly on tbat occa! vince; be obtained a decision, in favour sion. of Cherbourg of a question that had At the end of three montbs, finding been agitated during an hundred years, himself embarrassed by the various face." concerning the preference to be given tions, and being sincerely desirous to to Cherbourg or La Hogue, for the site see the King's Council possessing proper of a naval port. From that time till dignity, and his measures governed by 1789, he was occupied in superintend- constitutional principles, he changed ing the works of Cherbourg ; and, dur- the ministry, and obtained a promise ing that period, he was but three times that the King would sanction two deat Paris. When he first arrived at Cher- crees which appeared expedient to his bourg, it contained no more than seven service. The King would not grant him thousand three hundred inhabitants, bis permission; the ministry was again and when he quitted that place it con- changed by his order, and General Doutained nearly twenty thousand inba. mouriez took the war department. But, bitants.
soun perceiving that the Court had deAt the commencement of the Revolu- ceived him, he resolved not to be the intion he deprived its character of much strument of their intrigues. He preof its evil, in the place where he com- dicted to the unhappy King and Queen manded. At Cherbourg the excesses of all the misfortunes in which they are the populace were punished by him with involving themselves, and he gave death; but still he could not be accused resignation three days after bei of being inimicable to the liberty of the pointed minister of war. people. Those who were placed in such Louis was two days before h situations, would have rendered an ines- accept of his resignation, and he timable service to their country, if they suffer him to depart without had exerted the same firmness with the the deepest regret, same discernment.
One month had not elapse The military governments of towns departure of the minister fo in France being suppressed, he went to before the King was insulte Paris, where, during two years, he studied the end of the second mon the jufluence and character of the Revo- prisoner in the Temple ! lution. The flight of the Princes of The enemy entered Franc France was an irreparable injury done of the Revolution reveng