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367 Eame to the crown of Great Britain, nifters, that is, as proper inftruments in was wholly unacquainted with our his own hand, to aflist in their proper laws, manners, and language ; and departments in the administration of therefore naturally fell into the hands his government. of such as were able to seize the helai, A to whose direction he resigned himself The MONITOR, for July 31, says, implicitly, reserving to himself little That the first event or effect which can more than the name.

properly be attributed to the present Thus, a ministerial system was ės. minister alone, without any connectablished by the nature of thing's at tion with the measures and plan of the accession of his late majesty King his predecessors, is the lofs of NewGeorge II, who, though he had lived a foundland; which, notwithstanding its competent time in Britain, would not known importance, he neglected to presume to judge for himself, but re- B cover and protect," though it might mained like his father, a royal ward to have been done merely by sending inhis state guardians, till his present structions to the commander of our majesty ascended the throne, who ha- Squadron in those seas, or to the comving spent his youth in acquiring the mander of a single ship, if there had knowledge of our laws, customs, and been but one, instead of fix men of war, manners, was enabled to see, hear, which were always there in Mr Pitt's and think for himself : It is therefore adminiftration, to be at hand in the no wonder that a minifer, who had fishing season to protect the navi. been used to make a cypher of his C gation. king, mould determine not to remain a servant of the crown, when he could The BRITON, No. IX, contains make a cypher of him no longer, nor an apology for the author, as an ad. that he should be followed in his re- vocate for the present minifter, and a treat by a numerous train of adhe- panegyrist of Lord B-te, and a parallel rents, considering that he had long between our present continental con, disposed of all the good things in the D nections, and those in Queen Anne's Jand. This gave rise to one of the time, taken from the Considerations or factions which is at present labouring the German War. (See Yol. xxx. p. 497.) to excite popular discontent.

The people of England being a third The NORTH BRITON, No. IX, order in the state, and naturally jea- contains an altercation with the Brio lous of the crown, could not but oppose ton. The Briton has said that “theatthe ministry that had usurped its E tack of the French in America, was a power, and without its natural and dopted as a national maxim, self-evilegal authority, had many more mo- dent before Mr Pitt was born. But tives than a prince could have, to pur- how comes it then, says the North Bri. sue measures of which the people were ton, that it was wholly over-looked not the object; whoever, therefore, by the miniftry during the late war, happened to be gifted with any tur- and pursued with a faintness almost sa bulent powers of speech, paid court to qual to total difregard during the prethe mob, and became a kind of tribune p sent, till Mr Pitt gave it vigour He of the people. The present tribune of then asserts, that the whole honour of the people, having thus made himself inventing the plan for the conquest of their idol by adopting their senti- Martinico, and of proportioning the ments, has found means to change means to the end is due to Mr Pitt; the current of their opinions, and in- . as the transports for embarking troops cline them to that very system of po- in America, under Gen. Monckton, failed litics, which but lately they thought G from Portfmouth the 4th of August, and ruinous to their country, and thus arrived at New York the sith of Ottorole another of the factions that is ber 1761; and Adm. Rodney, who was Jabouring to distress the itate, by. op- to co-operate with the General, sailed pofing the measures of his majesty, from St Helen's on the 18th of Oxtober, who is endeavouring to eradicate the only eight days after Mr Pitt was fuodeep, fyftem of ministerial power ceeded by the present minister. He which has too long prevailed, and to H then reprehends the Briton for menfulfil the executive trusts vested in tioning our extraordinary success, as an hun by the laws himself; neither re- eyil confequence of the war ; and inferring his government wholly to his finuates, that they who think success minilters, nor suffering them to be in- an evil conseqnence, must think want drely nominal, but uang them as min of- fuccels a good one, and thence in

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Account of Periodical Papers. fers, that the Briton and his friends harbour in Old France, where there must be pleased with the loss of Nero- w.ss the tealt appearance of a quafoundland : This author also, liopes, dron, and, if two or three hips dole that Newfoundlant was not considered outra fuperior number was immedi. among the obitacles to a peace, of wately dispatched after them. * * which the Briton has told us our conquelts is one.

A The BRITON, No. X, contains a

letter from a correspondent in defence The AUDITOR, No. VIII, ob

of the word glorification, as the Briton serves, that all the dissertations on the

used it, and an account of his having loss of Newfoundland, are libels oirthe

tried the fortes virgiliang for his present memory of the late Lord Anfon, as it is the immediate province of the firft

majesty, in which there is nothing Lord Commiffioner of the Admiralty

either new or interesting. This pato appoint cruisers and fations to an B per contains also another letter from a

correspondent, giving an account of noy the enemy, and cover our trade : If his lordship was alive, fays he, he. Pitti, who niade himselt considerable

a Demagogue, in Florence, called Luca would probably asign some reasons

'hy courting the favour of the popuwhy Newfoundland has been left in the fame defencelift Nate as the present pol

lace, and afterwards having rendered

himself odious by the abuse of his Teflors found it, during the whole war ; for it is false, that during Mr Pitt's C

power, lived in folitude, and died in

obscurity. administration, fix or seven thips were

: 10.107 219,0 always stationed there, and it is nuto

The 'NORTH BRITON, No. X rious that there are officers now in town,

"contains a letter figned Prefter,.pro: who rehided years in that island, and have declared, that it was almost the

posing the eftablithment of presbytery

in England, and the repeal of the tolewhole time as accessible as it was lately ration acts and fome remarks upon it, found. The French have been encouD which conhiit principally of commo raged to this attempt, by our late evacuation of those seas to reduce the

place raillery, and invefiive againit

church-men. enemy's settlements in the West Indies ; this was done during Mr Pitt's admi. The AUDITOR, No. IX, contains Diftration : The transports failed to à letter to the author, in which no embark troops in America the 4th of measure, either of the late or present Auguft, and Rodney failed to join them minister is mentioned, nor any thing the 18th of October, only eight days E inserted relative to the characters 67 after the present miniftry succeeded. either ; it is nothing more than au Mr Pitt; and now tell me, faction, says ironical admonition to court populz this writer, were any thips then tta- rity, by abusing the government." tioned at Newfoundland, if so, why were they not ordered to remain ? If The MONITOR, Areg: 14, tells us, not, how came he, who was drawing all that the French are our most dangerous our naval itrength from that quarter F and implacable enemy ; that if we lote of the world, not to provide for the the present opportunity to humble defence of a filbery, of which he is them, we can never hope to reclire out faid so well to know the importance interest, and that all conceflions to fuch The dilemma is reduced to this, either an enemy are daggers fixed in the the descent upon Newfoundland is con- heart of our country : He fays, there. nected with the plan laid down by that fore, that we ought not to think of a minister, or he had no share in the re: peace“ till the family-compact be duction of Martinico.

G" torn alunder, and the House of In this paper we are also told, that « Bourbon disabled from ever giving the troops landed at Newfoundland, " law to Europe. must hortly be prifoners of war, it they do not quit the place be- The BRITON, No. XI, contains fore our squadron arrives there.

only an altercation with the North The MONITOR, Augnt 7, admirs,

Briton, whom he charges with having

mistaken and misiepresented his that Newfoundland has been no better H

meaning provided for defence on the spot during the latt forty years, than when The NORTH BRITON, No. IX lately taken ; yet our fleets during is nothing more than a personal dir the 'late administration fufficienriy pute with the Auditor, in which the Secured it, by blocking up every public has not the lealt concem,

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called out to have her stopped, and the and Sarah' Morgan Metyard, ber

milkman, as she was running with Daughter, who were lately executed

what strength the had left, caught her for the Murder of Ann Nailor, and a

in his arms : The poor child expoftucircumsantial and authentic Narra- lated with the man, and pressed him, live of the fact.

with a moving earnestness, to let her

go; Pray milkman, says she, let me go, In the year 1758, Sara! Metyard, A for I have had no victuals a long time,

and if I say here, I shall be farved to death j dasher's shop in Bruton Areet, Hanover. by this time the daughter was come up, Iquare, and her daughter, then about and the milkman having no power to 19. years old, lived with her; their

detain the child, and it being imporchief business was making filk nets, fible for her to escape, the fell again purses, and mittins, and they took pa into the hands of her mercyless tyrith children apprentice : They had rants ; and the daughter having then five, Philadelphia Doquley, about B dragged her into the house by the 10 years old ; Sarah Hinchman, about

neck, flapped too the door, and then 12; Anne Nailor, about 13 į Mary, her forced her up hairs into the room, Sister, about 8; and Anne Paul, whose where the old woman was still in bed, age does not appear ; but as Hinchman

though she had started up,and joined in is said to have been the biggest girl,

the cry, upon the first alarm. Here she she was probably not more than ten.

was thrown upon the bed, and the old These children were kept to work c woman held her down by the head, while in a small flip of a room, so close that

the daughter heat her with the handle their breath, and the heat of their bo.

of a hearth broom ; after this, the dies, made it fuffocating and unwhol

was forced into a two pair of stairs fome, and they were not only treated

back room, and a string being tied with unkindnefs and severity, but round her waist, the was made fast to were not allowed sufficient food: As

the door, with her hands bound be. it was natural to suppose they would o hind her, so that the could neither lie complain, another punishment became nor sit down. In this manner she was necessary, and they were suffered to go kept standing without food or drink out of doors but once a fortnight, and for three days, being untied only at then were never alone. Anne Nailor

night that the might go to bed, and had a whitloe upon her finger, so bad, the last night she was so feeble, that she that it was obliged to be cut off, and, was obliged to crawl up to bed upon being besides a weak fickly child, the became particularly obnoxious to the E her hands and knees during this

time, the other children were ordered inhumanity and avarice of the petty to work in the room by her, that they tyrant, of whom she was condemned might be deterred from attempting to to be the save.

escape, by seeing the punidhment that Being almoft worn out by a long series

was inficted upon one who had thus of ill treatment, the girl, at length, ran offended already. away, but was soon brought back

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The first day, the said little, her after this, she was treated with yet

strength failing her apace, the next greater severity, and kept so short of

day, the said nothing, but the pains of food, that finding her strength decay, death coming on, the groaned pitethe watched for an opportunity to run oully; on the third day, soon after shę away a second time, but this was now

was tied up, her strength wholly failed become very difficult, for the mother her, and the sunk down, hanging douand daughter being apprehensive of such an attempt, and dreading the G the waist : The children being then

ble in the string which bound her by confequences of a complaint, yet more frighted, ran to the top of the stais's, than the loss of the girl, were careful and called out, Miss Sally! Miss Sally ! to keep the street door faft, and their

Nanny does not move ;' the daughter unhappy victim in the upper part of came up stairs, and found ber without the houle. It happened, however, that on the

any appearance of sense or motion, Joth of September, the watched the H and her feet together, but she was fotar

nanging by the string with hier head t's being opened for the milkinan, from being touched with pity, that the coping down stairs, took the op

cried our, If she does 7:0! move, I'll warof the daughter's back being

rant I'll make her move, and immedia out, but the daughter

ately began to beat her with the heel ne the was yet in light, of her. thoe ; finding, however, notAgu 1762.)

withstanding 370 gam Account of the Murder of Anne Nailorbis. egen withftanding the blows, which were observed that it me had fun away, the very hard, tliat the pool wretch thewed bad run away without her shoes, of no signs of sensibility, fear took the which Yhe was known to have but one alarm, and the lasting called op her pair, and they were found in the garmother. When the old woman came ret foon after the fupposed escape ; aup, Mhe sat down upon the garret stairs, nother remarked, that they had all at the door where the thild was stil A her thifts in the wall, and that it hanging, and the ftring being at length was not likely she should escape withcat, the laid her across her lap, and out either thift or shoes: The old wo: rent Sally Hinchman down ftairs for man hearing this whispered, faid, That Tome drops when the drops were fe'went without her boss for fear of bebrought, the girls were all fent down ing heard to go down ffairs, and that if itairs, and the

mother and daughter the could but get into the fireet, be would were foon convinced that their victim B not mind being barefoot; the fifts flae was dead.

could not so readily account for, and Having confulted together, they a person who lodged in the house, hacanied the body up stairs into the fore ving asked what was become of Nanny, Barlet, next to that where the child u- was answered by her lifter, Dat be was Ted 16 lie, and locked the door that dead: the lodger was satisfied with the the other children might not lee it. andwer, having no fulpicion that ber They pretended the lad had a fit, from death was not natural, but the mother

с which the foon recovered, and for two hearing of it, asked Moll, Nailor, who or three days they insinuated, that the told her that her hfter was dead, the rewas confined in the garret to prevent plied, Philly Dowley, one of her fellowher running away, having made a third prentices; Philly, therefore, was sharpattempt to escape ; and the motherly reproved, Molly was soon after de herfell, in light of the children, took troyed as her fiffer had been, and the víctuals and carried it up into the gar- horrid secret Nept with the mother and ret, pretending it was Nanny's dinner. D daughter.

on the fourt. day, the Body being It became necessary, however, to Itripped, was focked up in a box; and, keep the children out of the garret, for in confequence of a plan concerted the body was become very oftenfive between the mother and daughter,the they were therefore ordered not to gariet door was left open when the wath their hands there as usual, butto Children were fent down to dinner, wash them in the kitchen, and the gar: and the street door was also opened

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ret door was kept locked. But, at the and left a jar ; when they were at end of two months, the putrefaction dinner, rhe mother said to the daugh was so great, that the whole house was ter, Tark! Solly don't you bear a noise

, affected, and it became absolutely nego and see what it is to which the cessary to remove the body. daughter, as had heen agreed, replied, The old woman, therefore, took the there is no noise, and continued at table; body out of the box and cut it to then said the old woman to Sally Hinch pieces, thinking it more easy to dir: man, go and Yetch Nanny down, the Jhall F pose of it in parts than whole: She die belone to day ; Hinchman went up, endeavoured to cut off the head, but and finding the garret door open, and could not be therefore tied up the the child not there, ran back frighted, head and body in a piece of brown and said, Madarı, Nanny is not there- cloth, which was part of the bed furrun doren eben, faid the old woman, and niture, and the limbs in another piece look below ; upon this, several of the of the fame, except the hand which children ran' down, and finding the had Joft a finger, that being to re street door also open, came up, and G markable, as to make particular caixtold what they had seen--Aye, laid the tion necessary, old woman, then be is run away at lali This was on the sth of December, and it was the that I heard, when I min. the depth of winter, when the nights tioned the nije; girls, did not jou hear a were dark and long, and all being no le O! law małam, faid the poor thus far in readinels, the children children, implicitly concurring in an were sent to bed : The old woman opinion they did not dare to contra h then fetched down the hand which diet, jo zup did

wanted the finger, and burnt it, but "Thus they hoped to account for the her fear was so little mixed with re: child's absence to her fellow-prentices, morle or pity, that the cussed the un who were not, however, without far: happy creature fhe had murdered, ber pions; one of them, in particular, cause her bones were so long in con

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371 suming, and comforted herself at the passion fübsided, were thought of no fame time, by saying, that the fire gold more., 5210 tales : She would have burnt the Thus they continued to hate, to serest of the body, but was afraid of proach, and to torment each other, alarming the neighbours by the smell, till about two years after the child had the

therefore, the fame night, took the been dead ;, when one Mr Rooker, who two bundles, and carried

them to the A appears to have been a dealer in tea, great gully hole in Chick Lane, where took a lodging in their house. the kennel water runs into the com- Rocker obferred, that the daughter mon fhore, whence it falls into the was very ill treated by the mother, Thames. When the came thither, the who still continued to beat her, and, took them out of the cloths, and en- after lodging with them about three deavoured to throw them peice-meal months, he took a houre at the upper over the wall, behind which the com- B end of Hill- Areet, Berkpley-Syuare ; and, mon fhore is open, but could not; the when he went away he took the therefore threw them down in the daughter in '

mere compaffion as a sermud and water before the grate, and vant. returned home.

The old woman, upon the daughAbout 12 o'clock the fame night, ter's leaving her, became quite outrathe mangled body, was seen where gious ; she went almost every day to Metyard had left it, by two watchmen, Rooker's, and abused both him and the who gave notice of it to the confta- c girl in the mok opprobious terms, and ble, who went immediatly to the over- with fuch clamour and vehemence as seer of the parish, St Andrew's, Hol- frequently to breed a riot about the bourn, and defired he would come and door ; this, however, in compassion remove it: the overseer went with the to the girl, he endured patiently, at constable and watclimen to the place, first, hoping time would put an end to and all the parts of the body being it. It was not long before a little collected, except the hand, it was carri- D place fell to him at ļaling, and he im. ed to the workhouse; the next day, Mr mediately quitted his house in town, Umfreville, the coroner, was acquaint. and went to live there, taking the girl ed with it, who directed the parts to with him ; but the inother, weithes be put together and washed, which softened by time, nor discouraged by being done, he came, and having taken distance, followed her thither, and a view of it, he gave a warrant for its continued her abuse with yet more burial, without Tummoning any jury, malice and vociferation. When or. probably supposing it had been in the E ders were given to refuse her admit. hands of some furgeon.

tance, the forced her way in, and, at Thus was the child murdered, and other times, bebaved in such a manner the body, disposed of without raising before the house, that to let her in was any suspicion ; no enquiry was made thought the leaft evil of the two. or apprehended, and the murderers- Rooker was loaded with reproaches, were in the hands only of each other. and the girl was often cruelly beat. They had, however, always lived

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It is probable that lie would upon very ill terms, and though the have been killed if affistance had not daughter was between 19 and 20 years been at hand, for she was once found old, the mother used frequently to beat

to a corner by the mo. ker, the daughter, hoping to terrify ther, who, having corn off her cap and the mother into better behaviour, handkerchief, and greatly bruised and would, when thus provoked, threaten scratched her face, bad laid hold of a to accuse her of the murder, and make pointed knife, which he was aiming herself an evidence to prove it, fup. G at her breast. This continued till the poling that the mother's testimony 9th of June laft, and, it had been phwould not then be admitted against her: served that in the height of their quar. This rendered their animosities more rels.many doubtful and mysterious ex. bitter ; sometimes the urged the rao. pressions were uled that intimated some ther to let ber go to service, and some Lecret os importance between them. times declared the would drown her, The mather used to call Rooker, felf. The mother always opposed her H« The old perfume tea dog," and the going to service, because the

found her daughter would reply, Naber, rememamfance neceffary in her bulinels, and ber you are the perfumer, alluding to confidered her talk about drowning

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