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A NEW CLAIMANT TO THE THRONE.

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A NEW CLAIMANT TO THE THRONE. An extraordinary affair took place at Stafford on Saturday. At the office of the magistrates clerk, John Nagleton was charged with a criminal assault upon Mary Haywood, at Bridgford. The charge against the prisoner was not proceeded with, in con- sequence of his being snpposed to be insane. The unfortunate man was the victIm of various mental delusions, and amongst others that he was a member of the English Royal family, ana tne lawful King of England, by the title of George V. This knowledge, he said, had been imparted to him in visions and by revelation, and he had been kept from his rights by the influence of witcncrait and enchantment, prac- tised upon him by his enemies. He had written to Sir George Grey (the Home Secretary), the Bishop of Lichfield, the Earl of Lichfield, the Right Hon. C. B. Adderley, and other persons of distinction. He also wrote three letters to her Royai Highness the Princess Helena, in which he made her Royal Highness an offer of marriage, and requested that the matter might be at once brought before Parliament. The letters, in which were enclosed cartes de visite ef his Fifth Georgian Majesty, were very voluminous docu- ments, containing about thirty sheets of foolscap, and were addressed to her Royal Highness the Princess Helena, Windsor Castle, or elsewhere, a superscription being added, "To the service of the nation." The Court being at Osborne at the time the letters were dispatched, they were forwarded thither from Wind- sor, but were returned unopened, with the trifling amount of 2s. 6d. to be paid thereon. The would-be suitor may be described as a mild, rather good-looking young man, with not the slightest appearance of in- sanity in his countenance. He is a native of Hinstock, Shropshire, and his father is a miller there, which trade he also followed, and it is said that an unre- quited attachment he entertained towards the daughter of a neighbouring clergyman has been the cause of his present mental derangement. ♦

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