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Did Madame De Mont say any more? Was there no promise maile to you that -Yes, she said every thing that was good you should receive this 100l. ?-No, but of the Princess, and that she never ob- for what the government may grant me served any thing about, or of her Royal as just and reasonable, this money was Highness, except what was good. placed as a guarantee. It was for the per

Do you remember whether Madame formance of the promise made, for those De Mont said any thing about spies ? - gentlemen said they did not want to buy Yes, she told me that, ever since the any witnesses. Princess left England, she had always Have you received any money?-I have been surrounded by spies.

received 701. sterling to account, for which Did she say any thing more?-Yes. I gave a receipt; for I have a suit de

State whai ? - And that every action pending, and it will, or may be, given of the Princess which she did with the against

me, if I do not return by the 24th best intention was misinterpreted ; that of next month; and not knowing how the Princess knew very well the fact of long I might have to remain in London, her being surrounded by spies ; but that I did not wish to leave my affairs without she did no action which she was not will- some persons to attend to them. The moing the whole might know.

ney was only given to me on account. Do you remember any thing to have Besides that money you received, who been said by De Mont about the late or paid the expenses of your journey ? the old King ?-Yes; she said, in the Those gentlemen. conversations which passed, that the old Where do you reside here?-We arKing was the only prop of the Princess, rived in town last night at midnight, her only support.

and they placed us somewhere, I do not When were you examined first re- know where, but here I am to-day. (A specting this conversation?-Do you mean laugh.) by the gentleman who came to Switzerland ?

Mr LEMAN, re-examined. Yes.-Then it was about three weeks At what time did you arrive at Carlsago.

ruhe?-On the 13th or 14th of SeptemWho were these gentlemen ?- They ber, early in the morning, were English names : one of them was Did you on your arrival inquire for the Carston, or Johnson, and one was Young. Baron d'Ende — I did, and was inform

Was the examination in writing?-Yes. ed that he was at Laden. Upon further

What arrangement did you or your inquiry I learned that he was not to be husband make for coming over here?- at Carlsruhe till the 17th. My husband had nothing to do with it. Did you set out for Baden to meet

What arrangement about remunera- him?-I did. I took a coach on Sunday, tion ?-None; these gentlemen told me the 17th, and set off for Baden. we should be indemnified in a just and As you were proceeding to Baden, did honest manner by the government of this you meet any person particularly ?-I did. country.

I saw a coach coming towards Carlsruhe, Was there no particular sum mention- and inquiring of the footboy, I found that ed to you?-As I did not know those it was the carriage of Baron d’Ende. two gentlemen, I would not trust to their What did you then do?-I turned my words, because, two years ago, an Eng, coach round, and overtook the Baron in lishman, named Addison, occasioned me his. a loss of fifty louis ; on this account they Did you speak to him ?-Yes. I askhad deposited 1001. at the bankers, Messrs ed him whether I had the honour of Maret, as a security for the performance speaking to the Baron d'Ende, to which of the promises they had made, and I have he said Yes. I then gave him the letter the receipt of the bankers for that sum. from her Majesty, which he opened and

Is that sum to be paid to you ?—This read. He then invited me into his carsum cannot be paid to me without the riage, and took me with him to Carlsorders of those two gentlemen, because it ruhe. is only placed there as a security for the To what house?-To his own. performance of their promise,

I believe you had some conversation

with him on the road, and at his house? house ?-He did ; he appearel much agi-I had.

tated, and said he regretted much that he Had you from that conversation any was not permitted to go. He caught bold doubt that you were speaking to the Ba- of my hand, and placing it to his heart, ron d’Ende? —Not the slightest. said, “ Feel how my heart beats.” (Ā

How long did he remain at Carlsruhe? laugh.) -He said he had come on some affairs of Did you after that make any other aphis own, and would remain till Tuesday. plication to him ?-In about an hour or That the minutes to which he found it iwo after this, I went to call on him ; necessary to refer were at Baden, and but lest I should not find him at home, I that he could not answer some questions wrote a letter (a copy of which I have) that I put to him until he arrived there, to leave for him. I called at his house, and consulted those minutes.

and not finding him, I left the letter. Did you remain at Carlsruhe till Tues- Did you receive any answer to that day?- No. I went to Darmstadt, and letter? - I did. returned on the Tuesday evening follow- Was it written, or verbal ?-It was a ing.

verbal answer. It was sent by a lieuteWhen did you next see Baron d'Ende? nant of the Life-guards of the Grand -On the following morning. He took Duke. me in his carriage with him to Baden, Do you recollect his name?-Yes, his and we arrived there that evening. name was Schweitzer.

When you arrived at Baden, what did What was the answer?- The Baron you do? — I took his depositions, he con- sent word that he would not make any sulting a journal which he kept.

depositions without the consent of the How long did you remain with him at Grand Duke ; and he declined sending a Baden ?-Only that evening. I left it written answer to ber Majesty. carly the next morning.

Before you left Baden, did he state any CAPTAIN BRIGGS re-examined. thing to you on the subject of his coming On referring to his former conversation to England ? - Yes; he said that, as the with Lieutenant Hounam, he said :-) information he was to give was to be gi- observed to Lieutenant Hounam that in ven in his official capacity, it was consi- a conversation which I had had with Capdered by his friends that he ought not to tain Pechell, he had informed me that come without the consent of the Grand Bergami had stood behind his chair when Duke.

the Princess embarked on board the CloWas the Grand Duke absent from Ba- rinde frigate-I asked him (Lieutenant den ?-Yes, he was absent from Baden Hounam) how it was that Bergami was at the time.

now admitted to her Royal Highness's Was he at Carlsruhe ?—He was not at table ? Upon which he replied, that it either place then. I understood he was was so; that he had entreated her Royal absent on a tour.

Highness, on his knees, and with tears in Did you learn from Baron D'Ende when his eyes, not to admit him to ber table, the Grand Duke would return?-He (the but to no purpose. Baron) said he would return by the 20th, Cross-examined.—This conversation and that he would then ask permission to took place in November, 1815. He does come.

not think any one else was present. LieuDo you know whether he asked it ? - tenant Hounam came lately from BranHe came to me on the 23d, with her Ma- denburgh-house, endeavouring to find jesty's letter in his hand, and told me he out the nature of the evidence he was to was going to the palace to ask permission give, but he declined all conversation on to come to England. I went to the door the subject. He had mentioned the thing with him, and saw him going towards some time ago to Sir G. Cockburn. Does the palace; in about half an hour I saw not recollect how the conversation arose. him again, and he said he had had news Haš no memoranda, but distinctly recol. for me, as he had been refused permission lects it, his attention being alive in conto go to England.

sequence of what Captain Pechell told Did he afterwards take you to his him.

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Eleonor Walker and Mary Rogers Old Bailey, April 17. proved that Brunt had lodged with

them for some time, and that several The King v. ARTHUR THISTLE- of the conspirators had frequented his


Robert Adams, examined by the SoAt nine o'clock this morning Lord LICITOR-GENERAL.—I live at No. 4, Chief Justice Abbot, Lord Chief Jus. Hole-in-the-Wall.passage, Brookes'sa tice Dallas, Chief Baron Richards, Mr market. I am a shoemaker. I was in Justice Richardson, and the Common the royal regiment of Horse-Guards. Serjeant, took their seats on the Bench, It is 18 years last Christmas since I and the Court immediately proceeded left them. I knew Brunt at Cambray, in to the trial of Arthur Thistlewood. France, he went then by the name of

The Jury were impanelled, after Thomas Morton; it is 18 years ago 48 challenges had been made on the since I first knew him. I know Thispart of the crown and of the priso- tlewood. I knew him first on the 16th

of January last. He then lived in The charge was stated at great Stanhope-street, Clare-market. I was length by the Attorney-General; but introduced to him by Brunt and Ings. the clearness of the proofs rendered I saw him at his own place. We had the pleadings on this occasion only of some conversation together. secondary importance. Our limits, The examination of the witness was therefore, induce us to confine our continued. selves chiefly to the evidence and the When I went in, Brunt said to This. declarations of the prisoners, in which tlewood, “This is the man I was speakthe main interest of the trial consisted, ing to you about.” Thistlewood said, and which we shall give very fully. " You were once in the Life-guards ?" I said, “ No, I was not, I originally witness speaking to what then occurbelonged to the Blues.” Thistlewood red, as no overt act was set forth in the said, “ You are a good swordsman?” indictment on that day. It merely reI said, “ I could use a sword to defend ferred to a meeting on the 16th, and myself; but I could not use it very at divers other times. expert, as I had not used any arms for Lord Chief Justice Abbot observed, a long time.” Thistlewood said, there that the present mode was the invariawas no one who was worth 101. who ble form of such indictments, and no was worth any thing for the good of objection was ever made to it. If all his country. As to the shopkeepers of the particulars of overt acts were set London, they were all a set of aristo- forth, it would occasion a great procrats together, and were all working lixity-The objection was over-ruled. under the same system of government. Witness continued I went into the He should glory to see the day that room and saw a number of pike-staves, all the shops were shut up, and well and Thistlewood wanted to have them plundered. He then alluded to Mr ferruled. Thistlewood then asked why Hunt, and said, he (Hunt) was a Bradburn (the prisoner) was not pred-d coward, and were he (Thistle- sent, and he added that Bradburn was wood) to go to Whitehall, he was sure entrusted with money to purchase ferhe would find his ( Hunt's) name there, rules, and was not satisfied lest he as a spy to government. He then turn- should not buy them. The staves were ed the conversation to Cobbett, and green, and seemed as if they had just said, he was equally the same as Hunt, come from the country. Thistlewood and for all his writings, he had no said he would not give a damn for a doubt he was also a spy. This ended man who would spend the money in the conversation then. I was after, such a way. I do not recollect any wards confined for debt in Whitecross- thing further then. The meetings were street prison. The next interview I held twice a day from thence to the had with Thistlewood was on the 16th, 23d of February. The rcom was hired at the White Hart public-house. It by Brunt for lngs; Brunt said so. I was in a room in the back yard. This. remember one circumstance that octlewood was present, and Ings, Brunt, curred; one evening, about ten days and Hall, and, before they broke up, before the Cato-street business, I went Tidd. On the 17th, I went to prison, in and saw Harrison, Thistlewood, and and remained 14 days there. I came Brunt. Harrison said, he had been out on Sunday, the day after the death speaking to one of the Horse.guards, of the King. I saw Thistlewood on and he had told him, that the whole of the Monday evening following. I saw them would be down at Windsor at him in the same foor in the house the King's funeral ; and Harrison said, where Brunt lived, in a back room. this would be a good opportunity to This was in Fox-court, Gray's-Inn- do something that night (the night of lane. There were Brunt, Ings, Hall, the funeral.) Thistlewood said it was and Davidson, present. There was no. a good place, and added, that if they thing particular took place that night. could get the two pieces of cannon in To the best of my recollection, I met Gray's-Inn-lane, and the six pieces in them next on the Wednesday (by them the Artillery-ground, they could so he meant Thistlewood, Brunt, David- help themselves as to have possession son, Harrison, and Ings.) I had a con- of London before morning; and he versation


said, that when the news should reach Mr Curwood here objected to the Windsor, the soldiers would be so tired

as not to be able, when they came back afternoon and mention it, in order to to London, to do any thing ; but that have the committee to-morrow.” Brunt by activity some might go to Hyde. said, he did not think he should be park, and prevent any person or mes able to go, as he had some work to do, senger from going to Windsor. He but he would go on the next morning, also said, that they should go over the and perhaps he might see some of water and take the Telegraph, to pre- them ; it was not necessary to bring a vent any communication with Wool. great many. Brunt appeared to be wich. He then said that they should leaving the room then, and Thistleform a provisional government, and wood called to him, and said, “O, send to the sea-ports, to prevent any Brunt, it will be highly necessary for gentlemen from leaving England with those that come to-morrow morning out passports. He particularly men- to bring fire-arms with them, in case tioned to send to Dover, Brighton, any officers should come up." On Margate, and Ramsgate, and he most which Brunt said, “D-n my eyes, particularly mentioned Brighton—not if any officer should come in here, the that he thought the new King would time is so near now, I would run him be there or at the funeral. He said the through the body. I would murder present family had inherited the throne him here sooner than we should be disa long enough, and it was no use for the covered.” On the next morning I went present King to think of being crown- there about eleven o'clock. It was a ed. Brunt and Ings came in after this, little dark in my eyes when I went in and Thistlewood mentioned to them after the snow. There were Thistle. what passed ; but they said that no. wood, Brunt, Harrison, Cooke, Bradthing would satisfy them but their plan burn, Tidd, Edwards, and Wilson, of assassination. They had talked at myself, and another. W. Cooke, on a former meeting of this plan of assas. looking round the room, said, “ There sination. Two or three of them had are twelve in the room, and I think it drawn out a plan of assassinating his enough to form a committee.” ThisMajesty's Ministers at the first public tlewood proposed that Tidd should dinner they had. They talked of as- take the chair. Tidd took the chair, sassination at every one of their meet- and sate with a pike in his band. Thisings. I could not say there were pikes tlewood was on his right and Brunt on in the room before this. I met them his left. Thistlewood said, “ Gentleon Saturday, the 19th of February, men, you all know what we are met at 11 or 12 in the forenoon. I saw for ;" and then he turned to the door, Thistlewood, Davidson, Brunt, Har. as if unwilling to mention it, and said, rison, Ings, and Hall. They were all “the west-end job.” Brunt then said, set round the fire, and seemed in a con. “ D-n my eyes, name it.” On which versation betwixt themselves. They all Thistlewood again said, “Gentlemen, got up and turned round, and said, we are come to the determination to " It is agreed, if nothing turns out do this job, that we are talking about before next Wednesday night, next so long, and as we find there is no Wednesday we will go to work.” It probability of meeting them (Miniswas said they were all sworn that they ters) altogether, we shall, if no oppor. would not wait any longer. Thistle- tunity of doing them altogether ocwood proposed they should meet the curs, take them separately, at their following morning at nive, to draw out own houses, and do as many as we can. a plan to go by. Thistlewood said to If we can only get three or four at a Brunt, “ You had better go round this time, we must do them.” He also said,

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