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A SUSPICIOUS OABE. Augustine William Beauclerk Butler, a young man of gentlemanly appearance, was brought up at Bow- street by warrant charged with obtaining X20 by false pretences from John Warton. The Prosecutor said: I reside at 2?, Cambridge- terrace, Clapham-road, and am a clerk. On the 17th August last, being at the time out of a situation and in consequence of the letter produced I went to Pump- court, Temple, where I saw the prisoner. He repre- sented himself as a clergyman of the Church of England, and said he was the rector of the Calverly Mission, and Secretary of the St. James's College and University," and he said his name was the Rev. A. W. B. Butler. He stated that he was in want of a clerk, and I offered myself for the situation. We did not come to an agreement that evening, but the next day I went again, and engaged myself to him as clerk, at a salary of X60 a year, commencing on the 19th of August. On the 26th August I met the prisoner by appointment at the office of a solicitor at 27, Lincoln's- inn-fields, and after some conversation I signed the agreement, which I now produce, and which is also signed by the prisoner. At the same time I paid the sum of = £ 20 as security for moneys which he said would; pass through my hands. He signed the receipt for the amount. According to the said agreement I was to be paid my salary quarterly, but the prisoner said he was- a man of property and would, pay me weekly. The same night I entered upon my duties, and continued in his service till the 14th of September. On Friday, the 9th, I told the prisoner I was not satisfied with my situation, and that I wished to leave. I asked him to return my money and destroy the agreement. He replied that he would consider about it. He then left the office at No. 2, Pump-court, and did not return. I have never seen him since till this day. I only re- ceived one week's salary, and two weeks are now due to me. I parted with my money and signed the agreement on the representation of the prisoner that he was a clergyman, and secretary of the missions, &c., named in the agreement. I produce the corres- pondence which took place between us. (Witness produced two letters written by the prisoner—the first-, inviting prosecutor to call at Pump-conrt, Temple, and the secofid directing him to bring a deposit on taking his office as clerk). ° The prisoner begged that the case might be re- manded until he could provide himself with legal assistance, as he had only just been taken into custody. He should then be able to show that the charge was entirely without foundation. He had adhered to his agreement with the complainant, and if he had been content to wait, the = £ 20 would have been duly returned to him. He (the prisoner) would undertake that it should be paid that day or the next.. Mr. Vaughan: But you are charged with having falsely represented yourself to be a clergyman of the- Church of England and connected with the Calverly- Mission, upon which representation the money was; advanced to you. Prisoner: I am aware of that; but I shall be able? to meet the charge. Mr. Vaughan: Do you wish to ask the witness any questions ? Prisoner: No. I prefer waiting till my solicitor is present, and then the whole matter can be explained. Mr. Vaughan: Then I will remand the case for a week; but you will be retained in custody. Prisoner Oh, of course. The prisoner, who suffers from an impediment of speech, and could speak only with much difficulty, was then remanded accordingly. — ♦

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