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A PAINFUL MATTER.

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A PAINFUL MATTER. In the Court of Queen's Bench, the cause of "ex parte Frewen, in the matter of one John Pattison, a medical practitioner," has been brought forward, and was an application on the part of Mr. Charles Hay Frewen, of Oakham (at one time a member of Parlia- ment, and at the last election a candidate) against one Dr. John Pattison, lately of 26, Welbeck-street, Cavendish-square, London, for a criminal information on account of certain letters and publications by him directed against Mr. Frewen, and alleged to be libellous and tending to a breach of the peace. The matter, which was of rather a peculiar nature, had arisen thus:— From the affidavits it appeared that in the latter part of the year 1866 Ðr, Pattison was called in to attend Mrs. Frewen, who was suffering from cancer, and he attended her until the 9th of February, 1807, when she died. Dr. Pattison had already received the sum of 150 guineas for his attend- ance, but he chimed It further sum of 100 guineas, which was refused. In May, 1867, an action was commenced to recover that sum, as the balance of a claim of 250 guineas, but that action had not been prosecuted. Various letters, however, had been sent since by Dr. Pattison to Mr. Frewen, couched in terms extremely offensive, and casting upon him the reproach of shabby and disrepu- table conduct in disputing the demand made upon him In one of these letters, moreover, in October, 1M3S, Dr, Patti- son sent an account of the case of Mrs. Frewen, which he hinted that he intended to IHlhlish in a professional journal, entering into very painful details of the sufferings ot the de- ceased lady. 1\11', Fiewen had, in the meantime, referred the doctor to his attorneys, awl in order to free himself from the annoyance, he hatl returned the latter lettersthrough the dead-letter office. Upon this the defendant hatl sent them open, so that any one could read them, and in his last letter threatened that he should have the next written upon card- board and sent to )11', Frewen's club. The Hon. George Denman, Q.C. (with him the Hon. Alfred Thesiger), on an affidavit of these state- ments, moved on behalf of Mr. Frewen for a rule for a criminal information against Dr. Pattison. The learned counsel said he had a difficulty in reading the statements of the case which the defendant had threatened to publish, entering as it did into all the painful details of that most painful disease under which the deceased lady had suffered. But there was, he submitted, amply enough in the expressions used by the defendant towards ,Mr. Frewen to justify this application. They imputed to him the most shabby conduct in disputing this demand, although Mr. Frewen had already intimated that he was ready to meet it in any proper way. The language used towards him by the defendant was of the most offensive character, and he had actually sent his latter letters open, ;;0 that anyone coull1 rea, 1 them, and he threatened that the next would be written on card- board and sent to Mr. Frewen's club. The Lord Chief Justice.—You have stated quite enough, l\lr. Denman, to entitle you to the rule. Rule nisi for a criminal information against Dr. Pattison.

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