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AR DDAM WAIN, A RAGLUNIAETII.

COURT OF CHANCERY, DEC. 12.

i^LONY, BANKRUPTCY, EMBEZZLE-MiAND…

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CR1M.CON. On Saturday last, at the Sheriff's Court, Bedford-street, the case of the Earl of Rose- berry, against Sir 11. Mildmay was brought forward. This was an action for criminal conversation with the plaintiff's wife, and the damages were laid at 30.0001. The defendant Sir II. Mildmay, had suffered judgment to go by default, and the jury were now cafled to assess the damages. The Altorney-General then addressed the jury:—in detailing the circumstances of the case, he observed that the plaintiff was a no- bleman of ancient creation, in the northern part of the kingdom, and of ihe most amiable character. His conduct to the unhappy lady who had been seduced from her duty was in the highest degree exemplary. Lord Rose berry married her in the year 1808, when she was only 18 years of age, and, by her, he was the father of four children. Lady Roseberry conoudetiherself with ilic utmost propViety, until, by the arts of the defendant, she was "educed from the paths of rectitude. She was !he daughter of Mr. Bouverle, brother to the Earl of Radnor but more distinguished by the possession of every virtue which (ould ele vale and adorn human nature. One of this gentleman's daughters—daughters whom he had educated in the most exemplary manner— was the wife of the plaintiff in this case; another of them was married to Sir H. Mild- itiay, the defendant: and a third was united fo the brother of the defendant. Sir H. Mild may in 1810, became a widower, his lady hav- ing first presented him with a son. In the month of March last, it became absolutely necessary, in consequence of the illness of the plaintiff's father, that he should proceed to his seat iu Scotland; and during his absence on this melancholy duty—visiting the sick, and, as it afterwards appeared, the death bed of a parent-the defendant employed himself in engaging the affections of his wife. A number of letters were then produced, all which went to prove the criminal intercourse I which had taken place, and the intemperate and headstrong passion, hy which the defend- ant was impelled -oil in his guilty courses.— Some of these letters commenced in the most. romantic language such as 14 Goddess of my idolatry—My angel &c. and ail breathed an affection of the warmest description, and urged the most seductive arguments in favour of an elopement. The Attorney General com- mented upon the aggravated enormity of the crime from the relationship of the parlies, aud concluded hy appealing to the honourable feelings of the jury, expressing his conviction that they would hy their verdict prove their sense of the atrocity which had been exhibited to them. Several witnesses were IfJcn examined and cross examined. Lord Folkestone had known Lady Rose- berry for the greater part of her life, she is the mother of four children, and he had always been of opinion no persons could live happier, but bad reason to believe Sir Henry's affairs were in an embarrassed state. The Solicitor General, Lord Bayning, and the Hon. Mr. Primrose also deposed to the state of mutual happiness and affection in which Lord and Lady Kosebnrry had lived.- Mr. P. produced a variety of statements, his being the principal evidence in proving the defendanl's gllllt. Mr. Brougham then rose, and after a very able address to the jury on the behalf of the defendant, cautioned them, in the verdict they should give, nnt to seek the utter ruin of the defendant and his family, but that their object should be, to give such fair damages as, at the time they should operate as a sort of com pen- sation to the plaintiff, and punishment on the defendant, sliotill not have the effect of ope- rating to work his utter ruin and lasting ba- nishment. Mr. Birchall, the Sheriff, summed up the evidence, and observed, that the jury were to judge dispassionately of the circumstances of the case, and to give such damages as they should think the facts of it required. The jury retired at six o'clock, and after being out nearly two hours, returned a verdict for the plainlitl—Damages, Fifteen Thousand Pounds. The Counsel for the plaintiff were., t)ic At- torney General, Mr. Topping and Mr. Jones. For the defendant, Mr. Brougham and Mr. Soane. The lady of the Earl of Roseberry is about 24, and Sir H. Mildmay, 28 years of age. Sir lleiiry and the fair partner of his crime are now in France.

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ON A LATE AMOUR.

BONAPARTE.

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