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TRIAL AND EXECUTION OF O'FARRELL.

MR. LONGFELLOW IN ENGLAND.

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A PATRIARCH IN BANKRUPTCY.

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A PATRIARCH IN BANKRUPTCY. The Exeter Bankruptcy Court was la4 week occupied in investigating the affairs of a gentleman named Francis Gybbon Spilsbury, who styles him* -elf An Angel of the Church of the Resurrection.' But though an 'angel,' he does not seem to have been exempt from the frailties of human nature. In the year 1862 Mr Spilsbury was a chemist, which busi- ness did not, however, very agreeably accord with his spiritual temperament. To gain a livelihood by the dispensing of drugs was to him obnoxious in the extreme, and he therefore relinquished the practice, and assumed the character of a saint, taking up his residence at Kew. The religious tenets of this patriarch,' as he calls himself, were in strict ac- cordance with those of Brigham Young, which allow its followers to exercise a freedom unsanctioned by European religions. Mr Spilsbury had two wives. The sect of the faithful to whom he preached unhappily was not a wealthy one, and the tithes which fell to his share as cardinal deacon priest,' were insufficient to meet his requirements, and con- sequently he soon bocame overwhelmed in difficulties. Mr Spilsbury kept a diary. Curious delusions and weaknesses of the human mind are here displayed. It is unadvisable at any time to enter all your thoughts and transactions in a diary, because it might accidentally drop into the hands of those who are not disposed to view it with that impartiality and in the same light as you would wish. This one of the reverend gentlemen was turned to a very singular purpose, i e. a daily prayer-book. On one day the landlord was importunate, and directly a prayer went forth for a little aid to pay my rent;' on another, the grocer and washerwoman grew restive" and the fervent petition was for money to pay thr grocer and washerwoman, and for a little more coal as well as many others of the same character. Tasft over a few leaves, and a flight from Kew,' anit a happy arrival at a habitation provided for me on t'.ie shores of the Atlantic,' strike the attention. 'fehe grocer and washerwoman say the saint forgot 13, pay them. The habitation so aptly provided was at Barnstaple in North Devon, where Mr Spilsb'ary, at the expiration of three years, was arrested and clapped into prison for rent. Whilst in this uneasy situation, he petitioned to be adjudicated a bankrupt. But, in the meantime, all his property had befn gobbled up by the detaining creditor, and theve were no effects remaining. He made himself a bankrnpt for debts amounting to £1.600, of which/only the sum of dElOO was actually due and recoverable—all the rest being fictitious. Mr Spilsbury Was released from prison, and he immediately packed np, not forgetting his spiritual spouses, and set sail for Utah, by which lucky step, as Mr Commissioner Andrews remarked,, he saved the authorities the trouble of transporting him. Mr Spilsbary was accordingly outlawed, but. he will rest safe in the bosom of his sympathising, brethren, residing in Salt Lake. City.

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