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in Greck-street; and a diamond,

pledged at a pawnbroker's in Marlborough-street. the Strand. His servant also

found the key of the till con. M. M'GLASHAN, a danc- cealed under the WM

carpet. ing-master, in Riding- 14. Guildhall.- A lamentable house-lane, was charged by Mr. instance of the effects of infaDavies, a corn-chandler, near tuation and religious enthusiasm Fitzroy-square, with robbing him was exhibited at this office yesunder the following circum- terday. Samuel Sibley and Mastances :The prisoner had been ria Catherine Sibley his wife, engaged to attend in his pro- Samuel Jones and his son, a boy fessional capacity. It happened of ten years old, Thomas Jones, that Mr. Davies was frequently John Angel, Thomas Smith, from home; and the prisoner, James Dodd, and Edward Slater, availing himself of the oppor- a boy of 12 years of age, were tunity,

took the children into the brought up from the Compter, by counting-house, and, under pre- Beaton and Gibbon, officers of tence of showing them slight of Cordwainers' Ward, who had hand tricks, contrived to send with great difficulty, and at the them into different parts of the hazard of their own lives, rescued house. In their absence, he the prisoners from the fury of an opened the till and desk, and immense mob, in Budge-row, helped himself to its contents. Cannon-street, about ten o'clock Mr. Davies said, he had missed yesterday morning. money to a considerable amount,

These deluded people were, it and was at a loss to account for appeared, disciples of the lately the theft: at length, suspicion famousJoanna Southcott, of whom attached to the prisoner; and, on our readers heard so much two obtaining a search-warrant and or three years ago, and conceived proceeding to his lodgings, he themselves directed by God to found a bunch of keys, on which proclaim the coming of the was a key particularly marked, Shiloh on earth: for this purpose which Mr. Davies identified as they assembled at the west end belonging to the desk in his count- of the town, in order to enter the ing-house. Upon the prisoner only gate of the great city (Temwere found duplicates of a time- ple-bar), through which they piece, pledged at Mr. Grover's, marched in procession about nine VOL. LXI.

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o'clock in the morning; they Their appearance, when put to were each decorated with a white the bar, bespoke the dangers they cockade, and wore a small star of had gone through; the men had yellow riband on their left breasts; all been rolled in the mud, and Sibley led the procession, bear. Sibley bore evident marks of vioing a brazen trumpet adorned lence in his face. with light blue ribands, and the On being called upon by the boys carried each a small flag of magistrate, Mr. Alderman Bridgblue silk. In this manner they es, to give an account of their proceeded through Fleet-street, conduct, in thus disturbing the up Ludgate-hill, and along St. public peace, Sibley, with an air Paul's Church-yard, to Budge- of authority, directed the others row, a great crowd following to be silent, and, addressing the them, increasing continually as Aiderman, said, he regretted they proceeded. Having arrived, there was not time for him to as they supposed, in the middle enter into the particulars of the of the great city, they halted, mission of God to him. He had and began to perform their cere- been commanded by a voice, monies.

Sibley sounded the through the boy Slater, to antrumpet, and proclaimed the nounce that the Prince of Peace second coming of the Shiloh, the was come upon earth. He was Prince of Peace, on earth; and commanded to proclaim the sehis wife cried out aloud, “ Wo! cond coming of Shiloh, in the wo! to the inhabitants of the same manner, and with the same earth, because of the coming of authority, as John the Baptist had the Shiloh.” This cry was re- proclaimed his first coming. This peated several times, and joined proclamation he was to make in with a loud voice by the others three times in the midst of the in company.

The crowd was by great city, by the sound of the this time immense, every avenue trumpet. He and his companwas stopped up, and the passage ions were obeying the commands of carts and carriages rendered of God, and in so doing had conimpossible. The mob began with ducted themselves peaceably, and laughing and shouting at these interfered with no cne, when they miserably deluded people, and at were attacked by the mob. length proceeded to pelting them He was proceeding to explain with mud and every sort of mis- the natur of the visions with sile they could procure; they, on which the boy had been favoured, their part, being most of them and his wife was raising her voice stout young men, resisted; the to bear testimony to the fact of fight became general and tre- the Shiloh being on earth, whom mendous, the flags were torn she said she had had in her arms down, and Sibley and his asso- four times, when the magistrate ciates with great difficulty pre- interrupted them, and observed served, by the exertions of the that it was evident, if they were officers, from falling victims to not insane, that they were acting the infuriated rage of the mob, under a strong delusion, and and conveyed to the Compter. pointed out to them how much

better better they would have been em- respectable farmer in that parish), ployed in pursuing their regular reprimanded her slightly for some avocations, than in being the triðing misconduct : in about half cause of public riot, and endan. an hour afterwards she was found gering their own persons, recom- hanging by a cotton handkerchief mending them to desist from any to the curtain-rod of her mistress's repetitions of their gross absur- bed, quite lifeless. The jury, dities and delusions.

after an investigation of the cirThe men in reply said, it was cumstances for four hours, felt right they should obey God; but themselves under the painful nethey would do whatever the ma- cessity of returning a verdict of gistrate directed, and desist from Felo de se; in consequence of any further proclamation, assure which the body was, about seven ing him at the same time that o'clock the same evening, comnevertheless the Shiloh was come. mitted to the earth of a cross

The Alderman said he would way in the parish, in the prenot rely on their promise, and sence of numerous spectators, should detain them all in custody who behaved with great decorum till they could procure him some during the awful ceremony. better assurance than their own 15. Extract of a Letter from words for their peaceable de- St. Ann's, Jamaica, Nov. 14, meanour in future. They were 1818.“ We have had terrible accordingly conveyed back to the weather ; last night we had the Compter in two coaches to pro- severest hurricane I ever expetect them from the mob; one of rienced : it must have done imthe men on stepping into the mense damage. Several build. coach unbuttoned his coat, dis- ings are blown down, amongst played his yellow star; and plac- the rest my kitchen ; this is the ing his hand on it, proclaimed first time I have known a building aloud that it was God's colour. blown down here. Several cocoa

The male prisoners are jour- nut trees, the toughestwood neymen mechanics, and appeared known, being composed entirely to be simple, deluded, but peace of elastic fibres, are snapped in able mén. Sibley, the leader, is two. Sleep during the violence a watchman in Coleman-street of the tempest was out of the ward.

question. I was in a low house, On Monday last an inquisition well sheltered, notwithstanding was held at Snape, Suffolk, before which it tottered at intervals, as John Wood, jun. gent., Coroner if occasioned by an earthquake. for the Liberty of St. Etheldred, Many left their houses for secuon view of the body of Elizabeth rity; others, frightened from their Emerson, aged about 18. It ap- beds, just sheltered within their peared in evidence, that she had doors, starting out when the treenjoyed a sound mind and per. mendous gusts threatened their fect understanding up to seven destruction. We had heavy gales o'clock on Sunday morning, from the N.E. and E. for three about which time her mistress, days before, which had raised a Mrs. Groom (wife of a large and tremendous sea, which cama

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St. Louis (Senegal) Jan. 19. hurricane, which blew from the ( Extract of a Private Letter South.

addressed to a Merchant at Caen.) 16. Vienna.-It last - A great number of ships have Wednesday evening that an ex- arrived here from Europe, and press from Count Trantmansdorff

, several others are expected, exthe Austrian minister at Stutgard, clusive of those forming the exbrought the afflicting news of the pedition. The colony is incumdeath of the Queen of Wurtem- bered with merchandise, and noberg to the Prince Metternich, thing is selling. who immediately waited on their The arrival of the expedition is Majesties with the mournful in- anxiously looked for, to see what telligence. It has excited uni.

course things will take. It is versal regret, as the greater part hoped that the projects of goof our nobility had an oppor- vernment will open fresh retunity, during the visits of this sources to trade. Some millions excellent Princess, in 1814 and of pounds of cotton have been 1815, to become acquainted with shipped for exportation. It is her extraordinary endowments. very fine, and from its ameliora.

19. Madrid. The bands of tion by the care of its cultivation, malcontents begin to show them- it perhaps cannot be excelled. It selves in old Castile. One of is worth 45 sols a pound, when these bands, consisting of 200 shredded; but this new branch men, has posted itself between of industry wants encourageBurgos and Valladolid, and ha ment; and I do not perceive that committed disorders in the cloth. any thing has been done to promanufactory of Escaray.

mote this. We find here cotton Lately, one of the bands that of a nankeen colour, which grows, infest the Sierra Morena, com- like the other, without cultiva. posed of about 50 persons, the tion, and which may be advan. greatest part mounted on mules, tageously used in our manufacpenetrated as far as Mentiel, a tures. place become celebrated by the Our Galam expedition has not adventures of the hero of Cer- been attended with all the suc. vantes, the famous Don Quixote. cess which we anticipated. It In this troop there was remarked left this on the 17th of August, a Franciscan, who had doffed the 1818, to the number of nine frock to follow this honourable vessels, under convoy of three profession: this good father had Royal brigs of war; they were still his gray cloak, shortened three months in proceeding up the indeed for the purpose of allow- river, about 300 leagues. The ing him greater facility in mountnavigation is dangerous, because ing his mule. These honest it must be attempted during the people limited their demands to hottest and worst part of the some fanegas of grain, and lea- season. This flotilla, with the thern bottles of wine, with which exception of the Argus Royal they regained their haunts. brig, and a merchant-vessel, destined to pass the yoar at Galam, the belfrey, following a wire that returned about the middle of was fixed to a small bell, which December. They effected no- conducted it to the pulpit; althing, except bringing away some most all the pews were damaged, grain. The most grievous part the seats in the galleries torn up, is, that all the Europeans to the as well as the stairs, and the number of 30, were taken sick, plaster torn off the walls in several and 15 of them died. Fears are places: the pillar where the ten entertained for those who remain. commandments were placed, as An express just received an- also several of the pillars which nounces the death of the Go- supported the arches of this edivernor, M. Chatellux, geogra- fice, have cracks in them more or phical engineer.

less large; in short, there is The English expedition under scarcely a part of the church Major Grey, which set off last which has not felt the effects of year from Gambia to explore the the storm; all the windows have Niger, has been detained at Ga- been broken; the entire of the lam by the rains which prevail east window, wood-work and all, during the months of August, was driven into the church-yard. September, and October, and Several persons who were on the also by other unforeseen obsta- roads at the time were thrown cles. However this may be, it down on the ground, and the is now united to ours, which is windows of a house opposite to not established at the ancient fort the church were nearly all broken. St. Joseph, but at a few leagues Leipsic, Jan. 23.—The new below the river Faleme.

year's fair has turned out very ill, Major Grey dispatched Adrian and though some business was Partarieux, a mulatto of St. done towards the conclusion, it Louis, attached to his suite, to was not sufficient to have much bring him a supply of men and influence. Money is scarce; and effects from "Gambia; they will many limit their expenses more join him by land; the journey is than is advantageous; others 21 days. An English officer has must limit them in order to strugarrived with an escort of blacks gle through life with misery and at Sego, where Major Grey is want. The badness of the fair desirous of constructing a galliot, was chiefly caused by the new with which he purposes to ascer- Prussian tariff of customs, and tain the course of the Niger. the consequent regulations which

Guernsey, Jan. 23.-Wednes- were put in force exactly during day night last, about eight the fair, and may be said to beo'clock, we experienced one of leaguer Leipsic on three sides. the most violent storms that ever Every thing may, indeed, be happened here, in the memory of imported into Prussia ; but the the oldest person; the lightning duties on importation and confell on the pinnacle of St. Martin's sumption are so high, that church, and damaged it greatly; everybody hesitates to imthe weathercock, and the large port any thing. The market peostone on which it was fixed, were ple who bring provisions to the beaten down; it penetrated into city take no goods back with

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