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LIBERALITY. The Earl of Dartmouth has most liberally offered a piece of land near Hill Top, in the parish of West Bromwich, for the site of a new church,and also the sum of iel,200 towards the erection of the edifice, and £ 300 to be invested as a fund for keeping it in repair. His lordship's offer has been accepted, and a subscription has been entered into to carry this desirable object into effect. MURDER AT WCOLWICW-âA shocking occur- rence took place on Sunday morning last, in front of the Royal Artillery Barracks. Serjeaur-Maj >r Sheppard, of the 2d battalion of that corps, had just left some of the non.conialissiu,,ed officers in front of the stack of battalion officer", for the purpose of inspecting the men for guard mounting when one of the gunners intended for that duty followed him out to the parade and held some conversation with him, and upon the Sergeant-Major turning away, the gunner deliberately raised his musket to his shoul- der and shot him through the back, the ball coming out through his shoulder belt in front. The unfor- tunate man fell upon the parade bereft of life imme- diately, while the murderer threw the instrument of death upon the ground, and neitherattempted escape nor resistance, neither of which indeed would have availed, as the garrison was turning out for Church parade, it being about 20 minutes before 10 o'clock. Considerable consternation ensued, amidst which the lifeless corpse was carried into one of the neat-est barrack-rooms, and to give the tragic scene an addi- tional feature, one of the unfortunate deceased's sons (a non-commissioned officer) happened to belong to this room. There can be no doubt that the wretched man had fully made up his mind to the hor- rid deed from the circumstance of his taking out his piece loaded with ball cartridge, and from his re- marking when tiring upon the Queen's birthday that he should not load many more firelocks. Poor Shcp- pard has left a wife and family without a claim upon the service, with the exception of what the autho- rities may think proper to do for them.

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