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1iiiumiMMijaijiiwynrrej TRIAL…


iiiumiMMijaijiiwynrrej TRIAL OF THE REBELS. KINGSTON, DEc.2S,-The following sla vell wer charged with being concerned in rebellious con- spiracies and committing other crimes, to tilts ruin and destruction of the white people, and others of this island, and for causing, exciting, and promoting others thereto and for being con- cerned in rebellion, and designing to commit murder, felony, burglary, and to set fire to cer- tain houses, out-liotises, and compassing and ima- gining the death of the white people in the said parish. They were all found guilty and sentenc- ed to be hanaed. H. Nibbs, to J. Walker, Esq, Value 501. C.Brown, to Frontier Estate.—Value 10:)I; J. Sterling, to do.—Value 05 £ C.Watson, to do.-Valuc SOL. R. Wellington, to do,-70l" W. Montgomery, to do.—Value IDOl. R. Cosley, to do.-Value 1001. M. Henry, to do.—Value !H)/. On their defence they denied the charge, and saifl they were well used, and Clothed, and wem quite happy. One of them, Charles Watson, de- clared that he never was punished in his life; that great trust was put in him, and he was as well off as if he was free. The above culprits were executed at Port Ala nit, in the most solemn and impressive maniieri on Wednesday, in pursuance of his Grace's wStr5 lant. From the evidence, it appeared beyond the shadow'i6f a doubt, that they designed to set tir to Frontier works, adjoining Port Maria, and t butcher the whites and free persons of colour, as they came to extinguish the tire, then to come down in the town, and take possession of it, while a detachment seized the tort. A friend, who has just had occasion to cov.sidt the Burleigh papers in the British Museum, stumbled, in his search f/r other matters, iipoif the following letters, addressed !o Lord Burleigh, by the Mr. M\Ldam of the year 1G00:— LANSDOWNE MS. No. 91, 33. PAPKRS. The xjj, of Jnne, WOO. WILLIAM LAnaREH 's Offer for inendinge th Kighwayes. I- Whereas yt ys said that William Laborer maketh the Waves good and better then others, but yet saicnge his work ys very deere. To this he answereth: As he taketh yt, count- inge the goodnes thereof, yt is not so neither shall their be cause for any reasonable man tl1 saie so hereafter, for the reasons followinge :— And for profe thereof, he desireth that arm? man may tak 100 men to wrrke as they have used to work ordinarily heretofore for 3 or 1 yeares past; and he will take the value of 30 itien, vnl doe as much worke with the foresaid value of 3W men as a 100 men shall doe, and he proferreth to teach the same knowledge throughout the whole kingdom. "And for that Mr. Thomas Norton, the King's surveyor of his Ma.'s wayes, for soe he calleth himselfe, hath gon aboure to disswade me to leave of from mendinge the highwaves uppofl Sounday last, beiftge the xvH, day of June, won, I which me thinks he hath no reason to disswadc me from that worke except he knew his skill to bee very great, and mine yery little. I Thei-efoi-c I am desireou's to make choyce of him before any other to lake the 100 men and {. the 50, as aforesaid, the rather for that he takelli uppon him such worke at this instant, and hath I gott some that hath pertaiiii, Li to me before in my works. And whereas any othlr man hath made any way for a mile or two miles space, I will under- take to make the like for halk the charges. I beseech yor. Lolps favor in so good a causc. WIt.LIAlVI LABORER." "MS. LANSDOWNE, No. 91, 33. "HICKES'PAJPEUS. _r Thc.rxij. of June, 1(100. VViLLiAN LABORER'S OlFer for the mending of the Ilighwayes. This he sayth, tetany man take 40 men to work, and he will take xx. or the valew-of x*. work, and he will take xx. or the valew of sx. and he will do as much worke with the valew of xx. men, as another shall do with 40 men. Also wher as any other man hath mad any highwayes for a myle, or ij. myles to gether, I will undertake to make the way as good with halfe the charge. I:) WILLIAM LABORER," Peace and prosperity seems to have curtailed the business of Parliament so much, that It is thought the country gentlemen will stand a chalice this year of tasting their own peas. Most ample means of escape from the Police- have been provided at the new liell in St.James' street. The infernal regions—that is to say, the coal cellars—have been united and their extent, together with the intricacies of the passages are* such, as to defy the ingenuity of any Bow street officer to unravel. A gentleman of this neighbourhood, who has two sons at school at Caen, in Normandy, has recently been advised, that, by a Government Order, all Children, without reference to nation or religious opinions, educated at the French Schools, must attend the celebration of Mass-in other words, be initiated into the principles and practices of the Catholic creed. At the late dinner given in Dundee, in honour of the birth of Burns, the following anecdote of the poet was related by a gentleman present.— When in Glasgow, Burns dined with a party of social friends and among- the party was a Mr. Barton, a dandy of those days, and as,prol)ei- in his language as he was dandy in his dress. His constant expressions were, D—n my eyes D-ii my blood!" Burns was frequently re- quested to write this persons epitaph, but he de- I clined the task. At length Barton himself re- z, quested the poet to do him the favour before so. often asked and refused, when Burns <1rew Qut pencil, and wrote the following distich i— Here cursing, swearing Barton lies; A beau, a buck, or d—n my eyes I Who in his life did little good, And his last words were d-n my blood Barton felt the satire, and sat quiet for thetest of the evening.-Dundce Advertiser.