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ASSIZE INTELLIGENCE. I

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ASSIZE INTELLIGENCE. CHARGE OF FORGING A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE..â John Hey wood, 27, was indicted at Liverpool for having on the 21th of November, 1842, uttered a forged copy of a register of marriage, purporting to be the register of the marriage of himself to a widow named Berry. It appeared from the opening of Mr. Pollock, that the prisoner, being a printer by trade, had obtained a copy of the marriage lines" of another couple, and had printed a copy of them for the purpose of deceiving the father of the woman Berry, to whom he wished to make it appear he was married, when in fact he was not so. The deception was intended to be practised on the father of the woman but there had been no uttering made to him, but only to the daughter herself, Mrs. Berry. The indictment was framed upon the statute 11 Geo. IV., and 1 Will. IV. c. Gö, sec. 20.âHis lord- ship thought that these facts would show no uttering within the statute. It might as well be said that if one of two forgers, in the case of a forged bank-note, handed the note to his accomplice, that would be a felonious uttering to the receiver. The prisoner was therefore acquitted by direction of the Court. At Bodmin, on the 29th, Mary Treverton, aged 30, was indicted for the wilful murder of Samuel Ilockin on the 10th of October. He was found on that day lying in the road with his brains dashed out, evidently by a large stone that lay near him. He was a married man, and both before and after his marriage had carried on an illicit intercourse with the prisoner. They had often quarrelled, and she had been heard to threaten his life. The evidence, which was altogether circumstantial, was insufficient to establish the prisoner's guilt, and she was acquitted. At Lewes on the 27th ult., John Bowyer, 55, who has practised for upwards of thirty years as a solicitor in the town of Petworth, was found guilty as principal and Daniel Steer, 29, as accessory, on a charge of feloniously demanding money from Sir C. Burrell, under a threat of preferring an abominable accusation against his son, Mr. Percy Burrell. Both prisoners were sen- tenced to transportation for life. The case of Blagden v. Booth, tried at Kingston on the 31st ult. related to a bill of Exchange for E50, drawn by a person named Edward Garbet, a solicitor, prac- tising in King William-street, City, and purporting to be accepted by the defendant. Garbet was put into the witness-box on behalf of the defendant, and his evidence was of the most extraordinary character. He said the acceptance to the bill was not written by the defendant nor by his authority, but he refused to say who wrote it. At last an indirect admission was extorted from him that he had vforged the acceptance. A verdict was found for the plaintiff, and Garbet was, by order of Lord Denman, committed to custody. Joseph Piercy Welsh, aged 36, convicted at the last Warwickshire asszies of embezzlement whilst treasurer of the poor of the parish of Birmingham, but in whose favour a point had been reserved, since argued and de- cided against him, was brought up last week, and sen- tenced to 10 years' transportation. Jane Taylor, aged 21, was indicted at Warwick, on 31st ult., for the murder of her infant son. The case was of a very painful nature, and closely resembled the memorable one of Mary Furley. The poor girl had been seduced, and lost her situation. She was turned out of door on a stormy night in February, and in her dis- traction threw herself with her child into the Warwick and Knapton Canal. She was discovered in time to save her own life, but the child was dead. The first word she uttered on recovering was, babe," or "baby." She asked the nurse who attended her, was the baby dead ? and said, I hope it fs not; if it is, I drowned it, but I did not mean without going with it." As there was no direct proof that the prisoner had voluntarily thrown herself into the water, the jury found a verdict of Not Guilty."âThe High Sheriff and the bac sub- scribed a liberal sum, and placed it in the hand of the governor of the gaol, for the use of the prisoner until a decent situation can be provided for her. BCRY ST. EDNIU-NDS.-Cattierine Foster, aged 18, was arraigned upon an indictment charging her with the wilful murder of her husband, John Foster, an agricultural labourer, by administering to him arsenic, at Acton, on the 18th of November last. The parties had recently married, and the defence principally con- sisted of the presumed want of motive for the commission of so atrocious an act. The evidence, however, went strongly to show that poison had been administered by the prisoner, and the jury returned a verdict of guilty His Lordship passed sentence of death on the prisoner, who did not exhibit the slightest signs of emotion, She had only been married to her husband three weeks. CURIOUS CASE OF TRESPASS."âHobbs v. Sltepltel-d. -This was an action of trespass of rather a peculiar and unusual character, and was tried at Bodmin; it was brought by the plaintiff to recover damages from the defendant for having shot at and wounded the plaintiff with a certain pistol loaded with a leaden bullet, and thereby caused to the plaintiff great pain and suffering, and also put him to great expense in procuring surgical assistance in and about the endeavour to cure him of the wound caused by the said bullet. From the evidence it appeared that on the 23d of October a vessel, called the Eliza," with a valuable cargo on board, had gone on shore on the Cornish coast at Kilhampton. The plaintiff, who was a labourer, with a number of other persons, went down to the shore at ten o'clock at night, with a view, as they stated, of ren- dering assistance. The defendant, who, it was stated, was a respectable farmer, was on board the Eliza," and on seeing the plaintiff and the others, came to the side of the vessel, and taking a pistol from a coast- guardman, who was also Oil board the" Eliza," fired in the direction of the plaintiff, who was standing on the shore, about five paces from the vessel, and hit him near the hip, using at the same time violent language. The plaintiff was severely injured, and a surgeon stated that he had been called in and had attended him for ten weeks the bail had entered near the hip and lodged there; he had probed the wound to the depth of six inches, but did not reach the ball, which was still lodged there. His bill would be E30. The defence was that the plaintiff was one of a party of what used to be called in this county wreckers it was a matter of history that in this county there used to exist a class of men who made it their business to watch the coast during storyis, and plunder any ship which might be driven on shore by the winds and waves, fre- quently using the most desperate cruelty to the crew who might be cast on shore, not even stopping short of murder. It was true that a better state of things now prevailed, and that these atrocities were greatly re- pressed, but still a little of the old leaven remained, and on the night in question a number of desperate charac- ters had collected with a view of plundering the Eliza, of whom the plaintiff was one, and therefore the defen- dant, who had been appointed to take care of the vessel by the agent of Lloyd's, had from time to time fired off pistols to intimidate the mob, but loaded with powder merely. With regard to the particular pistol which wounded the plaintiff, the defendant's wi tnesses dis- tinctly swore that it was accidentally discharged by the coast-guardman Miners, and not by the defendant. The case entirely depended upon the credit given by the jury to the one side or the other. Eventually they found for the plaintiffâDamages £3,). The curious part of this case seems to be, that on the very same evidence the defendant might be criminally indicted for shooting at the plaintiff with intent to do him grievous bodily harm, and, if convicted, might be transported for fifteen years.

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