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STiiANGE BIIEACH OF PRO- MISE CASE. THE "SWELL" AND THE SERVANT G T-P T Ti.e c:\ ;e of Dales v. M'Masfcers came before the Lord Cuief Justice of England and Justices Matthew and A. L. Smith in the Queen's Bench Division, on Thursday. This was an action for breach of promise of marriage, which was denied by the defendant, and was tried before Mr Justice Day and a tpeoial jury at the last Liverpool assizes, when the jury found for the plaintiff with £ '*00 as damages. The case now came before the court on cause being shown against a rule obtained by the defendant for a new trial, on the grounds that the verdict was against the weighs of evidence, and that the damages were excessive. Mr Addison, Q.C., and Mr Little were counsel for the plaintiff Mr Gully, Q.C., and Mr Kennedy for the defendant. Mr Add-on, in showing cause against the rule, said that the plaintiff, when first she met the defendant, was 17 years of age, and was then a servant in the house of Dr. Stevens, a gentleman in large practice in Liverpool, The defendant was 25 years of age, and was a young man of apparent wealth, having a horse and carriage, and having stables which he rented of Dr. Stevens, and over which he had a room fitted up for his own u -e. "When calling to pay his rent he first made the acquaintance of the plaintiff, and for months followed her about in the streets, making her presents of flowers, & Ultimately he seduced her under a promise to marry her on t'je death of his father, who died in November, 1682, but in July in the following ye;;r he threw her off, having got tired of an intimacy which had been carried on for four years and a. half. Find- ing herself in the family-way, she left Dr. Ste- vens's service, and afterwards went into other services both in Liverpool and London, and then after her return from London she went into a house of business at Liverpool, from which the defendant removed her, so that she might not sleep a night there lest, ashesaid,hervirtue should be in peril, and he therefore placed her with some friends of his. She gavo birth to a child in December, 1830, the paternity of which was ad- mitted by the defendant, who made a settlement 011 it, and afterwards she had a second child, which he would not admit was his, and then a third child, of which he alleged a man named Anderson, an employé in the house of business at Liverpool, was the father. On the death of the defendant's father he would not carry out his promise, and this action was therefore brought. Corroborative evidence being given at the trial that on numerous occasions, even when the girl was in the family way, the defendant said he in- tended to marry her as soon as his father, who was of a dreadful temper, and would resent his marriage with a servant irl, was dead. Mr Gully having been heard in support of the rule, Their lordships held that they could not inter- fere with the verdict of the jury, who were the best judges of the damages to be awarded to the plaintiff, as they found the breach of promise had been proved, nor did they think the damages were, under the circumstances, excessive. The rule for a new trial was accordingly dis- charged with costs.

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