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THREATENING LETTERS TO THE QUEEN. Last week a mail named John Wardie was charged before the mayor ofWiüdsor and two other magistrates, with hav- in- sent threatening letters to the Queen and others. He had first written to her Majesty on Jan. 18, 1848, when he stated that, unless he and his family obtained their rights, her Majesty should die at his hands. This letter was sent down to the Staffordshire police, within whose jurisdiction the pri- soner was employed, when he was> taken bcfoie the magis- trates, and charged with writing- the threatening letter. The prisoner explained that his reason for so doiiis)- was to obtain £ 10,000 left to his family by the late Duke or Kent. The magistrates sentenced' him to three months'confinement in Station! gaol, in default of his finding bail to keep the peace. On Thursday, the 8th ult., he presented himself at the resi- dence of the Dean of Windsor, and told the butler he was determined to see the Queen, and get his due, even if his neck was stretched for it. He was again given into custody, and after two the case was postponed till the 17th, when the bench adjudged the prisoner to be a dangeious lu- natic, and sentenced him to be confined in the county lunatic asylum at Littlemore, near Oxford, unless his friends could give security for hisste custody. The prisoner is very illite- rate, no two consecutive words being- spelt, correctly, her Majesty being described as Queen Vietorev." The mayor, however, declined to give copies of the letters to the London epo.-ters.

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