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COURT OF KING'S BENCH, JUNE…
COURT OF KING'S BENCH, JUNE 10. JLLOYD V. DEERING. Mr. Park stated tint the Plaintiff in this oris; was Mary Aim Lloyd, a young woman und'*r2i years of age, who sued by her'mother, Iter near- est of kin-, and the defendant was a gentleman of considerable fortune, in whose family slie had lived servant, and slie- now sought to i-ecoter a compensation in damages for one of the most cruet and unprovoked injuries Ihat had ever cotUcunder the consideration of it in (he shape of an action for faise imprisonment. The plaintiff had laid tier damages at five hundred pounds. It ap- peared that (his young woman had been lady's maid to Mrs. Deering, in September last, at which time the assault complained of was com- mitted. On (he 28th of September the ptainiitF was charged by her mistress with having pur- loined a table-cloth and pencil case. The table- cloth, it. however was in an Open Irunk belonging to the plaintiff, which was standing in tfie housekeeper's room, and from the evidence ir would he seen there bad been no intention ou the part of (tie plaintiff to steal it; notwithstand- ing this the plaintiff was by tier master and mis- tress given in charge to a black man-servant, who was charged to keep watch over her all the [jlfht of ttie '28th of September, and the day and night of the 29th, without her going tp rest, or taking any refreshment during Ihat time. In tlie inter- mediate space a police officer had been sent for, tlie plaintiff's boxes and drawer's- had been search- ed, but nothing was round to criminate her. Yet the street door was kept locked, and Mr. Deer- ing himself had (lie key. A! length Mrs. Deer- ing told her, that unless she vvouM confess that she was a thief she should nol be liberated. — Mrs. Deering had during this time search warrants to search the houses of two or three of her frieods, but nothing was found there vhich could in any way substantiate the accusation; at length ex- hausted with her menial and bodily sufferings, she said she would confess any thing- they choused, it they would let. her o, and she did accordingly confess upon this; the unfortunate young woman was taken to lWarlhorongh-sfrcct, and there discharged. liur however was not vet over, she was taken back to her master's house, and fresh charges were brought against her, lirst of stealing six gowns belonging to her mistress, then of stealing a pair of stockings, and several other charges of a simitar nature, all of which were ultimately confuted and with- drawn, and the plaintiff was at last suffered to leave the house. In Michaelmas Term last the plaintiff filed her declaration in ihe present ac- tion, and (tie defendant put in his pleas. After this he laid by till the January Sessions al. the Old Bailey, when he preferred hi* bill of indict- ment against her for a felony, and she took her trial, and, as might have been foreseen, she was honourably acquitted. Under all these circum- stances, he was persuaded the Jury would give not vindictive damages—such he did not ask—but such damages as ihe justice of the case required. Th.e ATI'ORNKY-GBNEKAI. shortly addressed the Jury on the part of the defendant, and sub- mitted that though Mr. and Mrs. Deering might have gone further than was quite consistent with nrudence, yet there was nothing vindicative in their conduct. After an enlightened summing up from his Lord ship, the Jury retired for about a quarter of an j hour, and then returned with a verdict for the plaintiff.Damages 4001.
I BANKRUPTS. William Garron, Norwich, dealer in horses— William Pope, of Westbary upon Severn, Glou- cestershire, pig dealer-Isaiah Pawsey, Prcficol, L,itic,is[iire, c,,( ioii niatitifacturer-Jo,,hiia Branston, Suffolk, corn dealer—Duncan M'Vic- car, Liverpool, merchant—Kbenezer Gurry, the younger, of Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire, corn buyer—Thomas Welsh, Middlesex, painter, gla- zier, and plumber—William Farmer, Gains- borough. Lincolnshire, ironmonger—J. Andrews, the elder, Birmingham, joiner and cabinet-mak- er-Thomas Selsby, London, poulterer and sales- man—John Whitfield, London, merchant— f. Chnrcher, St. Pancras, malster—John Ollard, Kent road, Surrey, lillnen draper— Wm. Ran- dall, Leeds, Yorkshire.
To the Editor of the A orlh iVales Gazelle. SIR. As the nature and duties of the office of IN- SPECTOR GENERAL (and not that of Inspector) of faxes, which I hold, and my conduct in such office, have been hitherto either wilfully, or from awafttof understanding, totally misrepresented, and still continue to he so, I think it due to the ofliee itself to shew what (he duties in question are, which may, perhaps be best done hy sub uiittiug to those who feel any interest in the hu- siness, the copy of an Affidavit, which was made in the prosecution ttie King against Creevey, nut which was not used when he was brought up tor judgment. V: our inserting the same, therefore, in your highly respectable paper, will confer an obliga- tion on, Sir, your very faithful and obedient Servant. ROBERT KIRK PATRICK. I.ime Grove, near i'rcscot, iOlh June, 1813.
POLITICAL sUMMAiii. NORTHERN WAR.—THE progress of the French army has been considerable since the battle of Wore hen, though wherever it has encountered th covering divisions of the A I-. lied Army, the result ban been such as to inculcate the necessity ofgrent circumspccfion and prudence in all its attacks. The Allies, y diverging as they have done from Ihe rout of Bresiau, have suffered the French to inter- pose between Lhem and the greiller part of the Prnssian territory and if this movement do not meditate some very important measure, as we think it must, the consequences oil a sn view,"(Io not promise to he favorable. We nHinol refnulI our surprise al Ute greai uleiionly of force with which the A ilil's 'o;»igh.l the battie of Worchen. We had sup. posc<Uh«l the junction of Barclay de Tolii's orps wifb the Allied Armv, would, at least, have put them on all equality with the enemy but, notwithstanding that event, we see them v tsit-v by tite French armv The battie of Wurcheri, if is true, was all dforl o Buonaparte's entire strength but then, it ail eveiit foi- (jur anxiety, that though he ■ ouid not effect the objects which he was jus itied in presuming be could accomplish by h" advantage of numbers, yet that he was able to extend himself greatly beyond the position, and to put on an exlraordi- narydisplay ol bravery and skill to contest the b ;ttie,wiih the results that ensued from it. Oor h. nes are, therefore, for the moment, turned upon that .character winch the Allied Forces have evinced in battle, and upon the unalter- able constancy of their Royal leaders to it to the last—and ultimately, upon the im- mellse resources of the Russian and Prussian territories, which, if applied with vigour and promptitude, are more than sufficient to de f: at the tyrant's views for the subjugation of I hc ConilIcnt of Europe. lie may run a short career of advantage—the weight of numbers may for a while push him forward hul there is, we trust, in lheheroism and mag, nanimity in which the war is waged agains! him, the ifnal overthrow of his uelrrious pro- jects. In the licld he can force no triumph from his opponents, though he is seen hi per son regulating the movements of his artiiy- he is inddltedfor his progress to his superior- ity, which obtainsbv manceo He whal it cannot. wiii li-i balic-lie has hitherlo paid prodigally in blood for the ground he has moved over. One of the French official reports, alludes to a sharp conflict between the rear-guard of the Allies, and Macdonald's division, on the ground intersected by the Queiss and Bober but as there is nothing said beyond the mere fad, we presume the French had the worst of the contest. There is nolhing further of the missionaries from the allied camp, though the French Papers are laIc enough to afford some information on a subject in its nature so im poi tant. These make no commentary on the retreat of the Allies by Schweidnitz—a silence from which, perhaps, some favorable auguries may he drawn. An account from Vienna slates the assemblage of a State Council, at which the Emperor of Austria presided, and, during the convention of which,Count Bnbna, the Austrian officer who had repaired to the French head-quarters, had returned. Nothing had transpired from his arrival.
E. TIT LEY, DRLIGGIST, CHESTER, fN FOR M> the public, that he has just re- ceived from the Proprietor, a quantity of the REAL CHELTENHAM SALTS, the proper- ties of which are too well known to those of a lervous or bilious habit, to require any enco- oiiums. By order of the Honorable Commissioners of his M(tjestfs Customs. On Saturday, the )9th June, 1813. at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, WILL BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, AT THE CUSTOM HOUSE, BEAUMARIS, .4 fPHERR V, W\\ C A1. L R D THE BARBARA, fajPf/iE Bl,r'.f,en !->er 'ieijisrer, 14 tons, with e and Apparel. Also a Small BOAT. REECE'S DICTIONARY OF POPULAR MEDICINE. This day is published, in 8vr». a new Edition, with Additions, price IGs. hoards, of A PRACTICAL UK TION MY of POPU- LAR MEDICINE, comprehending the -afferent Branches ot ihe ilealing Art, so far as they relate to the Preservation of the Health of Man, residing in different Climates, and engaged in different Occupations, as well as the general Treatment t his Diseases and Accidents viz. \nato.tn),Physiology, Surgery, M olwifej>. Phar- macy, Diet, Cloathing. Exercise. &S' '&c. I; y HIe II A R D n I, b (I. M .11 Printed for Longman, Hurst, ltec, Brown, Paiernoster Row ? and at the British Gallery, 54, New Bond-Street. Of whom may be had, b) the same Author The MEDICAL GUIDE, for the Use of the Clergy. Heads of Families, Seminaries, and Young Practitioners in Physic, containing rhe. laiest Discoveries in Medicine. A new Edition (being the aitli) wiiti considerable Addition* price 10s. 6d. boards. BANGOR DIOC'ES iN COMMITTEE. names of tin- t .liowiug Gentlemen ia were omitted in Ihe lasl list of new Sub- scribers to the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge. Mr. EUis Williams, Dolgelfev. William Williams, Estj. Meiniarfawr. John Edwards, r,.sq. D otserau. John Edwards, Esq. t'j'm. oed. Goodman Robo ts, Esq, Ru'hi >. btlf, William Williams, Pta-;hen, Esq. ,!ot>ii KIlis, Esq. Pwllheli. Evan Jones, Esq. Gelli%vig, Rev. T. Owen,,Master of Oolgelly School, — — Rob! Citrate ot' Rd. 11iighes. Rector of Dolgellcy. — Pa'*i > Hector of Lianaber. —— Thomas Jones, of Vlaesgarnmedd. — John Davies, Curate o! Llanelidan, Tohn Parry, Curate of Cloee.anog-. F. Owen, :-iecou! Masler of r:,ulh:n Schoof. —— Edw..tones, Head Master of ditto. Robert Roberts, Vicar of —— David Hughes,-Rector of t.l-mgyiibafel. —— J Jones, Vicar of l.lanfa-r- Ij ffry nllwyd. —— John Kyftn, Rector of Derwen. Robert Roberts, Rector of I tangaer. —- J P. Jones Parry, Curate of Ceidio. W-iliam Williams, Vicar of Denio. of WiMi.aii Williams, Rector of Llanaelhairn* Jolsti Evans, Curate of Tydwiliog. Neviri, 8$c Inclosure. WE the Undersign, d Commissioners ap- pointed b>an /Vet passed in the 52 year ol bis present .Vlajeety's reign, infilled'" mi Act for inelosing Lands in the parish of Nevin, and other :) fishes and pfaces therein mentioned, iu the county of Carnarvon." DO HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, That we shall hold our next meeting for the pur uses ol the said Act, at the house of Griffith Roberts, in the village of Cl)iinop-, on Friday the second day of July next, in order to execute the conveyances to the purchasers of the several lots of Common, hy us sold in the month of April fast, for the purpose of del raying, in part, the expences of the said Act, and of carrying the same into execution, when and where the pur- chasers arc requested to attend, to fake up the ■deeds and pay ilw purchase-money. AND WB DO FURTHER GIVE NOTICE, That in case the proprietors of Lands interested in the Commons and Waste- Lands, by the said Act directed to he divided, allotted and inclosed, shall neglect or refuse to deliver to us the fans and surveys of the respective lands aÙd ten m nl. it) respect to which they claim right of Com win, on, or before the said second day of July next* we the said Commissioners will direct such plans, and surveys to tie made at the ex-pence of sach Proprietor or Proprietors, who shall not deliver to its such surveys at the time aforesaid. Given under our hands the 12th day of June, 1813. R. ELLIS, } R. WILLIAMS,$Commissioners. Merioneth shire Timber. (The folio wing Catalogue of Timber should have been added to the advertisement in firsl pug, but came too late to be attended to.) TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION1, At the Golden Lion, in the town of DolgeUey, Ou "tPednesda-ffthe ¿3d day of June, '813.' 'fetween the hours of2 and 5 o'■ lock in the afternoon, suL- jeet to such conditions as shall be tilm.produced, Lot 1.— 69 OAK TRE; I.ot. 2.- 36 Ditto. Lot 3.- 46 Ditto. Lot 48 Ditto. Lot 5.— 5'2 Ditto. Lot 6.- 45 Ditto. Lot 7.-120 Ditto. Lot 8.—I4fl Ditto. I..or 9.-)6B Ditto. 85 Ditto. Lot II. —N2 Ditto. Lot 12.— T3 Ditto. Lot 13.- U1 Ditto. Lot 14.— 19 Ditto. ASH TIMBER, Lot I.—50 ASH TREES. Lot 2.-70 Ditto. Lot 3.54 Ditto. Lot 4.-41 Ditto. Lot 5.-51 Ditto. J Lot 6-24 Ditto. Several lots of Birch Timber-a large quantity of Birch Poles in Lots—a quantity of Oak Poles —a number of Lots of Cordwood, The Oak Bark to be solfl in seven lots; and Birch Bark, about 7 tons, in one lot,
/'Hili'-Iii II LONDON. FRIDAY, JUJTE 11. In the absence of further accountsfrom the armies in Silesia, various statements havebeen circulated respecting the proposed armistice The following appears to be the most proba- ble, The original suggestion, it is said.came from Austria, before thebattle of Lutzen.and required (hat both am ies should fall back — that of the French behind the Rhine, and that of the Allies behind the Vistula. To neither party was Hits proposition verv acceptable, and Buonaparte positivelv refused to recede. Immediately alter the battle of Bautzen, he spontaneously offered it, under a modified form, to the Allied Sovereigns, stating his willingness to retire behind the F.loe, provided that they would retire behind the Warlha, leaving the fortresses of Stettin, &c. in his occupation unmolested, and provisioned for a limited period. The answer to this proposi- tiOlI was hroilghthy Count Schuvaloft and Genera! Kleist, and merely purported, that the Allies were willing to treat on the subject of an armistice, under the mediation of Austria, bul not otherwise. We aive this statement, without pledging ourselves for its authen- ticity. There was an arrival from Holland yester- day the first that we have heard of for some slime. The letters by this conveyance men 'tion a serious disturbance ihaf look place at Leyd u and which marks tfe disposition of 'the Dutch people, had their efforts been se- conded m due time. Unstated,that on the 2d of May soise thousands of country people, who had been drawn for the conscription in that neighbourhood, assembled in the town, took possession of it, shut the gates, and de chired that they would defend themselves.— General Mollitor assembled all the troops m the neighbourhood, and issued a proclamation thai he would horn rhe town if il did not SlIf. render. In cons -(jsience, some of the inhabi- tants drove the country people from one of Illfl lci the French in. Tile French then tired on the people, kilted many, and look '!IOUI(' h 111\11.-1.'11 prisoners, of whom 80 were hot the next day. The t'nrghers who had joined the insurgents were disarmed- At the Hague there was likewise much fighting be tween the conscripts and the French, and se :vcral persons \vcre kdled. Campaign in the Peninsula.—The following is said to be the plan of operations laid down by Lord Wellington for the ensuing campaign: The combined army is to bt divided into three columns, of which the right, supposing the fr uit, at the outset, to ext<-nd from north to sou til along-the confines of Portugal & Spain, will advance along the line of the Tagus'lo Toledo where it is proposed that it should form a junction with the army of Alicant, under Sir John Murray. This column will consist o! til!- 2d division of the grand army, tinder Sir Rowland Hill. The second, r centre column, consisting of the 4th,5; h, 6th, 7th, and light divisions, will be under the immediate command of the Marquis of Wel- lington, who would advance by the way of Salamanca. The i mi diate object of this carps, which comprises the niaiii strength of the army, will be lo drive the enemy from his rti positions on tiie right bank 01 the Douro, if lie should attempt to maintain tlieiii. The tilted column, forming the left, consisting of the 1st, 3d, and 51h divisions, under the com- mand of Sir Thomas Graham, was to march at tirsr. directly northward within the Portu- guese iron Her, through the province of Trallos Monies to Braganza, whence it would enter Spaiu, turning !lie French corps on the Dùuro, and hastening their retreat, if they shouid not. have retired previously. Sir Tiios. Graham would then take the line of Beneveiite to B\!rj!;os. The siege øf that fortress will be formed in fori tier prosecution of the plan, when Lurd Wellington, with such further part of tll army. a it may be found necessary to carry so f';lr northward, sbafl have arrived on the fibro oa the course of which river, and .fit, in the strong places behind it, the principal -iresisi of t ilc elicilly I-. expected. A con- siderable part of the British force, will, it is understood, be left, fit Madrid, where the cen- tral depot iviii be established the principal -depots will, however, remain as usual, at Ciudad II' dngo ai.ti lineida. A Bill is now in progress through Parlia- J ment, tor tile more speedy trial and punish inent of otfences committed by soldiers onscr vit-e The preamble aet forlh, lhal trom Ihe frequcnt chall,e of ptice of the troops, and other circumstances, great delay and liilirulty occur in punishing actr of violence committed on the persons and- properly of the inhabitants; and that it would be favourable to discipline and good order, ■were facilitv gneo. for l"e immediate Inal and punishment of such offences, ft therefore enacts, that any Officer commanding a divi- sion, brigade, detachment, or disfinct parly, may assemble a Court Martial, though he should not have received from h s Majesty, or any person having his Majesty's authority, a warrant lo that effect and that such Court- Martial may try and punish any such offender according to the Articles ot War; but the sentence not to be executed till approved of, and confirmed, by the General commanding in Chief. The Coinittee on Mr. Palmtr's Post-Olllfce Claims have closed their inquiry, and their Report ijj pl1h\¡shed. The persons examined and those only on the reqtrsiiiou of the Trea- sury, were, the Speaker of the House of Com Dions, the Bishop of Lincoln, F. Freeling, Esq. Lord Waisingham, Marquis Camden, and the Right Honourable^ George Rose and Charles Long, ail of whom concur in their respective evidence, that Mr. Palmer con- tracted with Mr Pitt to carry his improved I'ost-Office Plan into execution on the stipu- lated per rentage upon its increased revenue, which he is that lie effectually perform- ed that. Contract to the immense increase of the public revenue, and, as the Speaker more fully slated iu ins evidence, That after the 3,00Ul. per annum was rankd to Mr. Pal uer, he never saw him in public, but that lie distinctly told him, that he never had uban doned, and never would abandon his claim of insisting upon his agreement." Last week upwards of 700 dogs, belonging to the French prisoners at Stapleton, were ordered to be killed, in consequence.of some maiicious Frenchmen haying thrown dead 11 t, bnes iulo a wel1- The Anniversary Dinner of the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, was held on Tuesday, at the Freemason's Tavern. His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury presid- ed and, among a large assemblage of distin- guished characters, were present, his Grace 11 the Duke of Rutland, the. Marquis Camden, Earl Nelson the Bishops of London, Salis- bury, Carlisle, St. David's, Hereford, and Chester Lord-Kenyon, Lord Aston, the Vice- Chancellor of England, the Dean of Windsor and Winchester Arhdeacolis Potts and Mid itietoll, &c The report of the Society's pro- ccedillgsof the last year was laid before the Company by Dr, Gaskin.ithe Secretary, from which it appeared tll It not less than 21,993 Bibles, 50,753 Testaments and Psalters, and 41,661 Books of Common Prayer, have been distributed last year and that the whole number of Books and Tracts of every descrip tion, which have issued from the Society dur- ing this period, amounts 10110 less than 595,482 Old Bailey.—J. Richardson and J Symoris were capitally indicted for breaking and en- tering tlje dwelling-house of Mary, Dowager Marchioness of Downshire, and stealing herein plate and jewellery, lo the amount of 40001. and Nathan Symous, Sarah Symons and Jas Frankyl, were indicted for receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen. The Marchioness of Downshire deposed, that she lives in the parish of St. George, Hanover -011 the 19th of March, her house was brokeu open, turd robbed of several thou- sand pounds worth of-property. With the circumstances of this robbery, our readers are already acquainted. The evidence for the prosecution being closed, Richardson put in a written paper, in which he charged the Symons family with urging him to the rob- bery, and furnishing him with the necessary information how it was to be effected. He threw himself on the mercy of the Court, Baron Graham summed up tile evidence, and the Jury returned a verdict, finding Joseph Richardson and James Symons, guilly of the burglary, and Nathan Symons guilty of re ceiving the stolen property, and Sarah Sy mons and James Frankyl, not guilty. The Jury recommended James Symons to mercy. on account of his youth (16,) and on account of the dreadful example which had been set before him. The Dukes of Sussex, Cambridge, and Gloucester, were upon the Bench, and several ladies of distinction accompanied the Marchioness of Downshire. The Court was crowded. A serpent, of a species supposed by Bryan Edwards, in his History of Barbad >es, to have been extinct for more than 100 years, was lately found on the Island it was 12 feet long, and two feet in girth, and had killed several head of cattle, by enfolding iis body round their throat, and suffocating them; Ii displayed extraordinary sagacity in eluding search, never ehusing a hiding pIace whieL bad not several openings remote from each other, and from whence it usually escaped its powers of mobility were incredible,distant* ing the swiftest dogs, and clearing at a bound a space of 14 feet. Many of the negroes, lYoo the sagacity, swiftness, and courage displayed by the animal, considered it as animated by all evil spirit, and began to regard it with veneration it was killed in the act of bring ing forth its young, eight miles from Ihe spot where it was first seen, and where it had sui- focated a heifer.
IN THE KING'S BENCH.
IN THE KING'S BENCH. THE ICING V. THOiVJAS CREEVY, ESQ. M. p. Robert Kirkpatrick, of Lime Grove, if the township of Kuowsley, in (tie county of Lancas- ter, Esquire, the prosecutor, herein inake<h oath and sayeth, that this indictment was preferred for ihe printing and publishing of a libel in a news paper called the Liverpool Mercury, of the date of the rhir'¡ of April, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, purporting to lie the sub- stance of a pecch delivered by the defelldant ill the House of Commons, olllhe twenty-third of March, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, of and concerning this deponent, and of an J con- cerning the discharge of the duties of his office of I nspecior General of Taxes, of which libel the defendant was found guilty at the last assizes foi the county Lancaster. And this deponent, further saith- that the libel so printed and published as aforesaid, was and i, wliollv founded in misre- presentation and falsehood.no(withstanding which from the official situation which this deponent held at the time of its publication, and now holds, of an Inspector. General of Taxes, appointed under and by virtue of the act of the forty-eighi h year of (tie reign of his present Majesty, chap. 141, it was, from the colouring given thereto, calculated to have b?en of most serious if not of fatal consequences So this deponent, as and by reason that within a few days after the ap pearance of the libel in question in the newspa- pers. iu Ihe-towtf of Liverpool, (within eight miles wliieli tliii libel, this deponent was charged with having most, vexaqollly and grievously discharged (he J. duties of his said oiffce.) the walls in many parts of Live'rpooJ aforesaid were written upon with chalk, iu large, characters, in the following and j. simitar words, viz. Creevy for ever, «death to Kirkpatrick," and Ietiers were written of and to iliis deponent, threatening the li!eili1d des'truc- tion of the property of this deponem, and hand- bills and placards nere' posted upon the walls in various parts of the town of Li ,crp()(d, traducing and viliifying ttie character of this <!ej!oner,i-o that this deponent went for some considerable time, after the publication of the lil)et, in fear and danger of his life. And this deponent further saith, that persons holding ihe office o. Inspector General of Taxes, which he this depon- ent holds, are by the fifth section of the aforesaid Act of Parliament, by winch the ofifce was cre- ated, expressly prohibited from amending any assessment respecting ttie taxes to 'which the office » vUiedialely applies, and from surcharging any person or persons-in respect thereof,—and trom having or receiving or claiming any advantage o emolument from any assessment or surehar: made or to be made under any of the acts relatin.- thereto, and from receiving, any other than the salary and allowance authorised by hi Majesty, or ttie Commissioners of the Treasure, .or the High Treasurer tor the time being; an that on the klej)oilc;)f, and the other persons holding the appointment of Inspector General, under the said act, as ap- pears by-the said act, is by visiting from time t ■ time the Inspectors and Surveyors acting within the limits of the circuit to which they are res- pectively appointed, and examining their books of assessments and duplicates or certificates of assessments and surcharges, and inquiring into 'heir conduct in the execurion of their offices, and their fitness and capacity to execute the. same—to prevent as far as possible any unne- or being by them matte upon ttie. subject, and at the same time to guard as much as.may be ag.insi the interests of the revenue being injured by their neglect or delay, — and alsM, by enquiring int.' and reporting upon the conduct of any Clerk to the Commissioners for x es t!1 e (I if,- i-(, i-, k i, Taxes n'f "tfie different divisions in their respec- tive circuits, or of any Assessor or Collector ap pointed under-or by virtue of the different Acts of Parliament relating to taxes, to call the at- tention of such Commissioners to the all(] to such order or orders tieiug made relating tliereto, zi, may hecome necessary: and further, where in the opinion of such Inspectors General i.t may-appear necessary eventually, by such re- ports and the powers vested in them by the said Acts, lo obtain the opinion of ttie Judg?s-of the; Courts iff Record, at Westminster, rhereon, and what: ought, under all the circumstances, to tie done therein, according to which opinioo aud directions so certified, (he determination of the Commissioners which may have tieen objected to by sucb Inspector General, may be continued, reversed, altered, or amended, as ihe case may recpiire And this deponent further saith, that although this deponent had formerly practised as all Attorney and Notary, in the town of Liver-' pool, he, this deponcnt, bad discontinned so to do wmetime prior to his being- apfJoillted to the office of Inspector General and with a view to, ami determined resolution of declining his prac- lice of the Law, as an Attorney, altogether, in the year one thousand eight hundred and five, tiad ceased to reside at Liverpool, and entered himself and become a Fellow of the Honourable Society of Lincoln s Inn .and that this deponent had been ()Itieiiitit. ,b(.rorf-- (Ile publishing the libel in question, called to the Bar by that Hon Society. And this deponent further saith that his discharge of the cluties of the oiffce of In- spector General otl axes, which this deponent so as aforesaid bolus, is not confined to the town of Liverpool alone, as is msomated by the said libel, but that the circuit to which this deponent is appointed i,)Clilqes nine Counties, and a great number of Boards of District Commissioners; and that this deponent has the charge andgenetal inspection, under the directions and power of lb Act before slated, of six Inspectors of Taxes, t vventy-nine Surveyors of Taxes, and several Su perintending Surveyors of Taxes, as well as ot the several Clerks to the Boards of Disfrio Commissioners, and a very great. number 01 Assessors and Collectors. And this deponer further saifh, that he, this deponent, never di. amend any assessment, or make any surcharge o; any person whatever, in respect of any taxes 01 otherwise, either in the said town of Liverpool or as falsely stated in the said libel the nature of this, deponent's office and appoint ment, expressly (lie satiie, hefo>*i stated., And this deponent further saith, that u- such suggestion, as is falsely and wickedly ins' nuated in and by the -said libel, was made by (hi-, deponent to the la'e Right Hon. the Chancellor of the Exc hequer, or one of his early friends but itiat on the contrary, (his deponent further saith, that this deponent never delivered a brief to him, or advised or consulted with him upon any piofessional business, or otherwise in his life nor did he ever hold a brief for, orgive any opinion to, or advise this deponent, profession- ally, in his life nor was this deponent ever at any little, eiiiiet- directly or indirectly, a client of or to the said late Right Honorable the Chancel- lor of the Exchequer not was this deponent, to his this deponent's knowledge and belief", even personally known to the saiil late Right Hon. the Chancellor of the Exchequer, before his this deponent's appointment to the said office of In spector General nor had this deponent, to his knowledge or belief, ever had the honor of see- oig or speaking to, or being known hy the said lare Blgflf Hon. the Chancellor of the Exche- quer. hefore his this deponeui'ssaid appointment to the office of Inspector General. A ti,, this le, ponent lastly saith, that his appointment, to the office of an Inspector General of Taxes, did not arise out of any suggestion, bargain, undue in- fluence, interest, or understanding, (iii-ectly oi- oidireetfy made or had, either with the said late Right Hon. the Chancellor of the Exchequer, or with any other person or persons whatsoever but that this deponent having been so appointed, with tune other persons (many of them Barris- ters) in the latter end of the year one thousand eight hundred and eight, as aforesaid, he has ever since endeavoured to disrharg-e, alHI as he humbly triists lic. has the duties at- nehed to it, as well with respect to the Crown tS to the Subject, fairly, honestly,and uprightly, to the best of his knowledge, ability, and power. ROHERT KIRKPATRICK. Sworn in Court, this tmntivth dwj of Mtaj, IS13, R v the (■■■„:■