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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

ALLEGED BUFFERINGS ON BOARD…

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PRESENTS MADE TO HER ROYAL…

Presents made to 3ELK.K, Prince…

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THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXOHE-IQ…

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SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A SOLICITOR. At Westminster Police-court, on Saturday. Mr. I Minshull Veal, solicitor, 12, Abisgdon-Etraet, West- minster, appeared to a summons charging him with' conspiring with others to defraud Mrs. Lncy Broad of divers sums of money, and farther with forging certain receipts and powers of attorney in reference to the. same. Mr. George Lewis, jun., prosecuted, and Mr. Sleigh (instructed by Messrs. J. and C. Rogers) de- fended. Mr. Lewis said that Mr. B'»rry Spencer, who resided in Great Russell-street. Bloomsbury, died in May, 1769, leaving property producing X25,000 per annum. He bequeathed his estate for life to hia son,. Harry Fowkes Spencer, and if he died without issue,. then to his daughter Mary and her issue, of whom the present prosecutrix, Mrs. Broad, claimed to ba the great granddaughter. In default of issue by either of the testator's children, the property was to go to his nephew John Hammond. Harry Fowkes died without:issae, and the property should have descended to the great grandmother of the prosecutrix. John Hammond died during the life of the testator, leaving one son, Harry Hammond, of St. John's College, Cam- bridge, where he went in 1785. He took his degree of Master of Arts in 1794, and it would be shown that he continued to pay to the college until 1821. Harry Fowkes died in 1817, and at that time his sister, thegre&fc grandmother of prosecutrix, was also dead. The pro- perty should have gone then to her issue, but they were resident in the country. Then the frand waa perpetrated they were passed over. A Mr. Dodd, a solicitor, and Mr. Veal, the father of the present de- fendant, were at that time the collectors of the estate, and when Harry Fowkea died without issue, and the persons to whom it belonged were not there to claim it, it remained in their hands. The property, after pass- ing over the issue of the testator's daughter, should have gone to Harry Hammond, who was at college. Without his knowledge, in August, 1817, the usual petition was presented in his name, as heir to the property, to take, according to tha testator's will, tho surname of Spencer, and then the death of Harry Hammond, now Spencer, waa feigned, and a will in hia name leaving the estate to his son was forged and proved on the 18th of November, 1818. There wag bnt one Harry Hammond on the hooka of St. John's Col. lege, and there could be no dispute that he died ia 1840. He had been many yoars curate of Horsell, near Woking, Surrey. The will bore the signatures of James Veal, of Abmgdon-street, and Jase learsley, of Mill- baiik-streefc, but tuere was an erasure, and it appeared to have been James Years!ey, of Richmond, surgeon. A boy four years of age was, agreeably wi-th the will, turned over to the guardianship of the Rev. George Morton Maber, at Swansea. e nr °o- Was T|^S6-y represented to ba the eon of Mr. Harry Hammond Spencer. Mr. Maber had been at college with Harry Hammond, and being im- posed upon, received the eupnosed son of his friend. and brought him up. In default of his living till 21 the estate was to go to Mr. Maber, who in 1840 saw for the first time thedea;th of his friend. He died two or three years after the alleged son of his old friend had got, married. Immediately after the real death of Mr. Harry Hammond the pretended son waa sent from this country to Australia, where he remained. He was keeping a small publie-honpe p there, in extreme poverty, while the smallest amount;- was remitted to him from time to time to prevent hio- return to England. The defendant came upon the; scene in 1840 acting in concert with his father. Ever since he had been receiving the rents and putting them into his own pocket. He was charged with conspiring with his brother David, with Spencer in Australia, with his late father, and with a person named Dodd. Several documents having beeE produced, and witnesses examined for the prosecution, without establishing tho identity of Harry Hammond, ef S. John's College, with Henry Hammond of Hotsallj Mr. Lewis said tfeia would be done en a future occasion, Mr. Sleigh said there was not, as would be shown, the slightest Ground for the present charge against bis client. It ought to go forth to the world that in 1819 a bill in Chancery was filed by Mr. Woodv the maternal grandfather of John Harry Hammond Spenesr, he being a minor, and Mr. Maber, on his behalf, and his claim was fully esta- blished, The case was adjourned for a week.