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AN ECCENTRIC NOBLEMAN.

THE CASE OF MADAME VALENTIN.

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THE CASE OF MADAME VALENTIN. In the Court of Q reen's Bench the ease of Valentin v. Hall occupied tha attention of Lird Chief Justice Cockburn and a special jury the while of last week. Mr. Serjeant Simon, Mr. Quia, and Mr. Hersshei were- coapsel for the plaintiff; and Mr. Coleridge, Q.C., Mr. Serjeant Ballantine, Mf. Raw, and Mr. Day for the defendant. This case has baen so often brought before the public that a very short history of it will suffice. Madame Valentin, the plaintiff, had lived from 1830 with a M. Doriflon, a French merchant at Bordeaux, who died in September, 1862, leaving great wealth behind him. He left a daughter married to one Bouillon. She and her husband arrived in Paris on the evening before her father's death. He left a will bequeathing 40,000fr. to the plaintiff, and the residue of his property to Ma.da.me B oaillon. The plaintift had inquiries made of her about a variety of shares which had belonged to the deceased; some she gave up, and denied the possession of others. Bouillon instituted criminal proceedings against her for the concealment of the shares, and she was convicted and sentenced to six months' imprisonment, and that imprisonment she had undergone. She had disposed of other shares, for whieh she had received 100,000fr., and wlf,h thit she came to Eng- land. The Bouillons followed her, and empl j v-j-.i Hail as their attorney, and he commenced an action against her for the recovery of the value of th3 sha. and she was arrested on an affidavit of one Lifourcade. When in prison defendant got possession or the pro- ceeds of the shares. The notion against her was tried in the Court of Exchequer, aad she then set up a gift by Dontlon of the shares, and she obtained a verdict. Prosecutions for perjury agaiust plaintiff and against Lafourcade were instituted and there were convictions in each case. The plaintiff alleged that the deceased had intended to marry her, but the marriage had not taken place, as he had died sad enly, but had given her these sbares. The plitii,t,ff then brought this action against Hall for having taken the shares, which he pleaded belonged to Bouillon. Masses of evidence w ire produced on both sides, and as many of th-s witnesses-were examined by in- terpreters, the trial has beea long and tedious. Mr. Serjeant Simon having replied, the Lord Chief Justice summed up, when the jury returned a verdiot for the defendant.

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