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PONTYPOOL. MELANCHOLY Occu town has been thrown into a state of the greatest excitement by the tragic death of Mr. John Mabyn Read, ironmonger. He left his home on Saturday evening, about half-past eight o'clock, as had been his custom of late, and not returning at his usual supper-hour, a search was commenced, which was continued till long past midnight, but which was ren- dered hopeless by the density of the fog. At daybreak the search was renewed, and about seven o'clock on Sunday morning he was found a short distance from the town, at the bottom of a high em- bankment, quite dead. He had a wound in his neck, one of his arms was broken, and near him lay a penknife clotted with blood. Mr. Read, for a long time past, had been subject to fits of depres- sion. For many years he had given ample proof of the possession of genuine piety, and he distinguished himself through life by the interest he evinced in all benevolent and religious objects, and the exertions he made on their behalf. Two years ago, on leaving Helston, in Cornwall, with his numerous family, his fellow-towns- men, headed by the Mayor, presented him with a silver salver and several Christian Sucieties in Helston and the neighbourhood testified, by gifts of books, maps, &c., their regard for his person and their admiration of his character. The town of Pontypool hag lost the services of an excellent man, and his family the counsels and affectionate attention of a tender husband and father, by a shocking and violent death. An inquest was held on the body on Tuesday morning, and a highly respectable jury empannelled. Miss Read and several other witnesses were examined, and the jury, after » short deliberation, returned the verdict, Suicide under a state of temporary insanity."

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