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'CONfiiaBiON OF WILLIAM ALLNUI'T,

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CONfiiaBiON OF WILLIAM ALLNUI'T, Last week, considerable excitement was created in the family of Mr. Nelme, by the production before the grand jury at the Old Bailey, of a written confession of the boy Ailnutt, as the murderer of Mr. Nelme, whose mysterious death has excited a great sensation in the parish of Hackney for some weeks past. It appears that on Wednesday morn. ing the prisoner asked his turnkey for a pen and paper, and shortly afterwards addressed a lengthy and somewhat inco- herent epistle to his mother, fuliy admitting his guilt. The letter, winch filled two pieces of paper, was, alter a perusal by 1\1r. Cope, detained, and ordered to 3e placed before the grand jury as evidence. The document was of a singular character. The substance of it was to the effect that after hearing the chaplain of Newgate on Sunday last pre^h on the subject of confession, he felt himself accused as the murderer of his grandfather. When he went to bed he dreamed that two angels were standing by him, who said, William, confess,and your sins will be foigiven. lie then awoke, and found tl was a dream* an<^ 'ie was 'hen in a dreadful fright. After a short sleep, hs dreamt again; he then saw Satan, who said, Witham, if you tell tha truth you will be hangfd." lIe thought he saw the place that had been represented to himâa place of torture and punish, ment. He then awoke, and again it was a dream. The epistle proceeds :â"Dear Mother, had you known the state of my mind at that moment, you would have feit for me. I again went to sleep, and again I dreamt: dear mother, I dreamt I saw God sitting upon his throne. In my dream I saw the angels in glory standing around Hun, when He said, Confess, and your sins will be forgiven you. There were large numbers of sinners standing around him those on the right hand had confessed, and were in heaven those on the left hand had not confessed, and were going to eter- nal torments. When I awoke, dear mother, it was light, and I then wrote that which you now see." Other ram- bling sentences follow, and then he states, I thought then, dear mother, I would confess. On the 22nd of October I saw grandfather go the bureau where the arsenic was kept; I afterwards took one of the keys, got some arsenic, put it in a piece of paper, and afterwards placed some in the sugar-vase which was in the cupboard, and I also pt.t a portion of it in a glass; and I now hope, after coufesstng, I shall go to heaven, dear mother." Little else of impor- tance is contained in the tetter, of the contents of which, up to a late hour on Thursday night, the prisoner's professional advisers were entirely ignorant.

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