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foners, at Bray, concealed under the bed, and The gentlemen of the lord mayor's household, in folded up in a sheet. Mr. Wiggin endeavoured green and gold, with fcarfs and harbands. to conceal them, but was detected by Mr. Shee, The lord mayor.
the peace officer. The heriffs.
Thomas Wiggin at first denied any knowThe aldermen.
ledge of the goods, being in the place, but after Mr. Grattan and several members of parliament. he was brought out of the house, he defired Shee About eight hundred citizens
to take care of one of the pocket-books in the in full black, with scarfs and hac-bands. bundle, for there were two bank notes in it, one And in the middle of which line, was a large body of 301. and another of rol, his property. Upon
of the most relpectable quakers in the city : examination, the bank notes were found in the And the whole proceffion was closed by the pocket-book which were sworn to. Governors and directors of the bank of Ireland, This evidence was confirmed by Shee, and the with their officers.
jury having received the charge from the folicitor The line of roue was up Bride-Street, Bishop- general, retired for five minutes, and found both Street, Aungier-Street, York-ftreet, Stephen's the prisoners guilty. green, Dawson-Street, Nasl.:u-îtreet, Grafton. A point of law was made in favour of the priAtreet, College-Green, Dame-ftreet, Castle-ftreet, soners, which was argued with mich ability, by Fishamble-street,
Mr. Guinness, Mr. Espinelle, and Mr. Brownrigs, To John's Church,
for the prisoners; and by Mr. Ridgeway, for Where the remains were interredmthe funeral the prosecution. As the point appeared to be of
fome difficulty, it was relerved for the opinion Rev. Dr. Dobbin.
of the twelve judges. 2.] The purchaser of the ensuing Irish lottery At the aflizes of Monaghan, Henry Winter, was declared at Dublin cattle, to be the agent of a James Smith, and Patrick M.Kieman, (orangelottery company in London, at the price of seven men) were capitally convi&tet for attacking the pounds and one penny per ticket, The next bid dwelling - house of George Bell (a Roman Catholic) der to the fortunate one offered 61. 145.
and firing several shots into it, and received (enThe same day the new loan of eight hundred tence to be executed on Monday the 25th of thousand pounds was adjudged to Robert Shaw, April, instant. Esq. at five per cent. with a douceur of one pound James Moan was tried and convicted for raising five fillings per cent. for fifteen years.
forces to fight a battle against the orange-men in 3.) George Meighton was tried before the the county of Armagh, and for recruiting for che recorder, for the robbery Mr. Duncan, of defenders. Beresford - strect, and received sentence of death. At the allizes of Armagh, Cormac Magee,
5.) Godfey Hoffman, esq. was elected yo- James Mayne, William Craig, and John Hatchvernor, and Samuel Dick, esq. deputy governor nick, were severally tried and capitally convicted of the bank of Ireland, for the year ensuing, and of offences committed under the white-boy act.: the following gentiemen were chofen directors: John Develin was tried for the murder of his -John Allen, Patrick Bride, Leland Crofth- wife by discharging a gun at her, buc it appearwaite, Jeremiah D'Olier, James Hartley, Joseph ing that he was subject to temporary fits of ine Goff, Joseph Hone, jud. elars, right hon. David fanity, the jury broughe in their verdict on Latouche, Wm. Digges Latouche, Joha Mars. Naughter. At this affizes the attorney general den, George Palmer, Robert Shaw, Arthur Stan. declared it was the intention of government to ley, Charles Ward, Abraham Wilkinson, esgrs. prosecute every species of offenders against the
8.] The freedom of the city, with a piece of laws, without any respect to their religious prinplate value 20 guineas, and a suitable address, ciples, or whatever appellation thay might af. were voted to Mr. George Cowan for his activity sume, whether orange-boys or defenders ; and in prosecuting defenders.
that the poorest peasant on coming forward with 15.] His excellency the lord lieutenant, his complaint should be both redressed and prowent this day in state to the parliament house, tected. where, after giving the royal affent to several At the late quarter feffions at Kilmainham, bills, the feflions was closed by a speech from William Hynes was indicted for administering the the throne.
defenders oach. The only evidence against him At the athizes of Wicklow, Thomas Wiggin, was William Connolly an approver; after a long and Sarah his wife, who were arrested some time examination of this witness, the jury acquitted the Since at Bray, were put upon their trials, being prisoner. charged with receiving certain goods, the property 20.] His excellency the lord lieutenant went to of William Parker, knowing them to have been Maynooth, accompanied by several of the nobilite feloniously folen.
and chief officers of state, and laid the first stone Mr. Parker, of the Birmingham 'ware-house, of the new additional buildings to St. Patrick's Kennedy's-lane, deposed, that the articles mena college for Roman Catholic Atudents. cioned in the indictment, together with a variety 23.) This being St. George's day, was exof others, were stolen from him by Hugh Mul- hibited one of the grandest and most interesting hall, (who was convicted at the Tholsel, for spectacles ever witnessed by this kingdom, we Atealing other goods) or George King, who had mean the opening of the Grand Canal Poating been apprentice to the witness. The goods in and graviag docks. Af eleven o'clock in the question were found in che apartments of the pri. morning his excellency she lord lieutenant, ar
fended by his suite, and accompanied by Mr. fident that my predecessors will feel the same fecretary Pelham, went on board the Yacht, gratification from your proposal. (commanded by fir Alexander Schomberg) lying “I beg to express my anxious wishes for the in the river :--The yacht immediately proceeded final success of an undertaking calculated to iminto the great eastern ship-lock, from whence prove the internal advantages of this kingdom, me paffed into the floating-docks, into the mid- which, as it holds out every encouragement to dle of which she was in a few minutes warped by its commerce, tends, in the moft effential manmeans of the mooring buoys, and there cast an ner, to increase its prosperity." chor. As foon as the yacht entered the balon, a After this his excellency conferred the honour royal salute was fired from the park of artillery of knighthood on Mr. Macartney. When this on the south bank of the docks, which was re- ceremony was ended, the company, which con. turned by the yacht as soon as the came to an fisted of about one thousand of the principal nobichor, when she also hoisted the royal ftandard. lity and gentry of this kingdom, went to a About twenty veffels of confiderable fize, some breakfast which had been prepared in tents for of them 400 tons and upwards entered the docks the purpose, capable of containing twelve husafter the yache, and each of them saluted as they dred persons. After breakfast his exceliency and came in; they were followed by a considerable lady Camden were rowed round the docks in the number of small craft, and a variety of barges earl of Ormond's elegant barge, and received and pleasure boats handsomely decorated, which three cheers from every vestel as they passed, acgave great: variety and beauty to the scene. As companied throughout by the loudest acclamations Toon as the yacht let go her anchor, his excele of the multitudes afTembled on the banks; strong. lency earl Camden, with Mr. Pelham, attended er nor lefs unequivocal marks of heartfelt loyalty by fir Alexander Schomberg came athore in the have never been expressed upon any former occa. yacht's barge, and was received on the wharf be. fion in this or any other kingdom. A squadron of tween the two large graving docks by the court of horse and two companies of infantry, with the directors of the grand canal.-The chairman, aslistance of several peace-officers kept off the John Macartney, esq. then addressed his excel- crowd, and fortunately prevented any accident, tency in the following manner :
and the great extent of the docks furnifhed a “ I feel myfelf highly honoured in performing facade fufficient to permit all persons assembled to the duty entrusted to me by the grand canal com- have a full view of all that passed. We suppose pany, of receiving your excellency, on the that the spectators did not amount to less than opening of this work, and of expressing their one hundred and fifty thousand ! and never were fense of the great honour conferred upon them by people gratified with a fight which at the iarne your excellency's prefence on this occasion. The time that it delighted, elevated the mind. The defign of this work originated during the vice- gaiety of the scene, enlivened by the number of soyalty of the marquis of Buckingham, and re boats and barges highly decorated, and filled with ceived his warm approbation; it was encouraged beautiful women, the firing of cannon, the music, and forwarded, during the goverment of the earl and the reiterated shouts of the approving popu. of Weftmorland ; and it has been further encou- lace-all impressed the mind with a glow of piearased and completed, during the adminiftration of fure and animation scarcely to be described ; to your excellency: to perpetuate the remembrance these, fucceeded feelings of an higher order, in of which, we requeft, that your excellency will the contemplation of the perfection of the work. be plealed to dignify the eastern dock with the manship of every part of this noble undertaking i name of Camden; the cenne dock with that of together with the prospect which it gives of me Buckingham ; and the western dock with the name rifing, prosperity and future opulence of the of Westmorland.
kingdom. “ The great importarce of this work will not
D E A T H S. be fully felt until our Carel fall be united with T Richview, near Clonskeagh, co. Dublin, the river Shanaon, and thereby a communication moft fincerely and justly lamented, James made, through the centre of the kingdom, be Pores, esq. an eminent printer and bookseller ; tween the Irish sea and the Western Ocean; a his character and conduct as a man of business, work which is in such forwardnels, chac we fat- have been many years under the obfervation er ter ourlelves with the hope of its completion his fellow.citizens, who have long known him as long before this country shall have the mistortune upright, inoffensive, unaffoming, and courteras to be deprived of our present excellent chief go- trader. In the sgth year of his age, molt fincerevernor.”
ly regretted, the right hon. Hercples Rowley, To which his excellency was pleased to return lord viscount Langford, and baron of Summei. the following answer :
hill, to which tities be succeeded on the death of " It gives me the highest lalisfition to be his late mother, who was created in 1766, 3 prefent at the opening of the magnificent works peeress in her own right, with remainder to her which have been broophie to perfection by the heirs male, his lordihip was the only furviving lpísic and afiivuity of the grand canal company, fon of the late right hon, Hercules Langforu and to be a witnels of the advantages they hold Rowley, and dying a batchelor his titles are be out to the commerce and trade of this kingdom. come extinct, but his large etates devolve to his
“I therefore accept, with gratitude, the com- nephew, the right hon. Robert Taylor, next pliment you are pleated to conser on me, by al- brother to the earl of Bective, who is to assume lowing my name to be connected, in the manner. the name and armorial bearings of the name of you propole, with your exertions; and I ani con. Rowley,
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Some Account of the Right Hon. THOJAS CONOLLY ; witb
. a skori Sket.h of his Character.
(Einbellished with an elegant Porirait.) THE 'HE Right Honourable Thomas a landlord, is respected and esteemed
Conolly, is the fon of William by a numerous and respectable tenantConoliy, Esq. of this kingdom; a gen. ry ; and while other Irish noblemen tleman who was honoured with many and gentlemen are iquandering their important trufts, having been !or a forcunes in idle dissipation in foreiga number of years speaker of the house climes, Mr. Conolly spends a large inof commons, and at ten different pie come in his native land, distinguished riods, during the reigns of George the for hospitality and princely munifiFirst and Second, sworn one of the Lords Justices of Ireland. He died in When the fituation of the empire, 1729, leaving behind him a character during the late American war, called highly estimable for virtue and integri. forth the Volunteers to defend their ty, which the breath of calumay could king and country, Mr. Conolly appear dever fully; and an ample fortune, the ed amongft the first ranks of thote
pa. acquirements of abilities and industry, triot bands, and graced the citizen by in ihe confcientious discharge of the becoming a soldier; and when peace duties attached to the high Itations to and tranquillity were restored to the which he had been called by his coun- empire, he hung up his arms in the try.
temple of Peace, after the salvation of Mr. Conolly, along with the large the country was effected through the poffeffions of his father, inherited the medium of the ever-memorable and ilfame love for his country, and an ear- lustrious Volunteer institution. neft defire to further its interefts, with a Upon all occasions, when a parliawarmth of zeal which neither lime normentary reform was discussed in the circumstances has had power to weaken. fenate, Mr. Conolly was irrenuous in He married in the year 175S, lady support of fo falutary a measure, from Louisa Augufta Lennox, daughter of a thorough conviction of its utility and the late, and after 10 the pretene duke absolute ncceflity for the reparation of of Richmond, and aunt to the duke of our conftitutional bulwarks. Leinfier, by whom he has no issue. On the important embaffy to Great
Mr. Conoliy is the first commoner in Britain, occafioned by the malady of Ireland, in point of property and fe- our gracious sovereign, Mr. Conolly niority. In his public capaciiy, as a was devuted one of the delegates of the member of the Irish fenate, he has uni- Irich fenate, on the momentous and foformly proved the true patriot, and the lemn occafion of investing the heir-apupright senator. He, on all occafions, parent with the fovereignty of the coun. was as zealous to support the true inte iry, during the indilpolition of his refts of the crown, as to fupport and royal tacher. maintain the rights of the people. As
The following political character, Hib. Mag. May, 1796.