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he paid in lieu of each 1001. of Exchequer HUSSEY'S CONFESSION. Bills, and interest must also be paid of the
We have heen fåvoured by the Rev, Mr. 2d. per diem upoo each 10ll, money, to be
Rodge, of Limehouse, with the following computed from the 1st August to the day of
important communications : payment. * Erchequer Bill Office, 6th August, 1818.” THE REV. MR. RUDGE'S STATEMENT,
RETENUE OF India. In the year 1813-14, " A number of contradictory statements the net surplus revenue of India, after pay having appeared respecting Hussey's .coning all charges, interest of debt, &c. was fession, it has been judged advisable to 1,832,2511.: in 1814-15, it was 1,312,273!.: give, in an authentic shape, the whole of in 1815-16, the accounts of the Nepaul war what really passed from his lips in the cell were wound up:-
on the morning of his execution. li mast be The net surplus, after paying every £ admitted that the situation in which I was expense was
396,968 placed with respect to this wretched man, From this was deducted the expense
was one of greai dilliculty, and of peculiar of St. Helena
201,743 delicacy. I had been requested by a number
of re-pectable persons to go down to Maide In 1815-16, net surplus in India.. 195,215 stone. He had himself strongly urged me to To this should be added what Lord
see him. I was sensible, that if any conHastings received from our ally,
fession acceptable to the people at large, the Nabob of Oudte, in exchange
and satisfactory to the inhabiants of Green. for Napaulese territory ceded to
wich in particular, could be made, much that Prince, and which he was
would depcod upon the manner in which most desirous of obtaining.... 1,109,975 the conversation was conducted, and the
questions were put, on my part. That there Leaves....1,305, 190 was something which hardened and troue as the actual surple, after paying all the bled his iniud, I had every reason to con expenses of the war.
clude, from what I discovered at my first Then as to the debt in India:
inierview with him on the day (Sunday) preOn the 30th April, 1816, (the * £ rious to his execution. I weni, for the first date of the last official ac
time, accompanied by the chaplain and the counts made up) it was-at
gooler of the prison. When the bumane interest
28,067,964 and worthy clergyman had concluded the Floatiog debt, arrears, bills, dne
pravers, and reading a sermon, he and the &c.
5,071,734 gaoler retired, leaving me alone with the
prisoner. In the course or a long and inteTotal deht....33,139,698 resting conversation, chiefly on religious which does not exceed two years' revenue. topics, I saw enough to give force and
But from the debt should be deducted the strength to the conviction, that if be were territorial aese!s, amounting to 16,911,8131., not the actual perp-irator of the horrid deed, whicli will leave the excess of debt ahove he was possessed of that which would be of the properiy actually
in Hand, only the utmost importaoce to have communicate 16,197.8831. That these assets are pretty ed to the public. I had recourse to every substantial, will be evident froin the prin- menos of persuasion; I pressed disclosure as cipal items which compose them;-
a matter of religious doty-as one of pere
£ sonal favour: but they had no avail; and I Cash in hand, not paper, but hard
saw the time was not yet arrived in wbieb I silver and god
5,883,807 shonld succeed in carrying my point. One Good debts due to the Govern.
abservation which he made, in reference to ment
6,907.792 the murder, was remarkable, and heigbleded Stores
2,607,932 ,extremely all my anxieties on the subjeet. Ifthe commercial assets he added, amount. • What good will it do for me to disclose ing to 3,501,765!., of which great part is any thing I know of the murder now I am cash, the net excess of debt will only be going to suffer for it. The secret had better 12,606,1201.
die with me. You must pot-must not press. By the latest intelligence from the island me further. I am innocent of it !' lo the of Ceylon, we regret in state, from the course of this day I was frequently with proclamation of Sir Robert Brownrigg, him, but in company with the chaplain and that though tranquillity liad been restored gaoler. On the Atonday morning we settled in many of the revolled provinces, yet, with him to administer Elie Sacrament of the fresh symptoms of rebellion have manifested Lord's Supper at an early hour. Ou some themselves in the districts of Herwahette person coming into the cell, and entering and Doombera, of such a nalure, as to joto eonversation, he told me he bad slept make it necessary to proclaim mariial law. little in the night, and that something so By this vigorous proceeding, we hope the troubled him thathe could not compose himfurther progress of insurrection will be self to rest. It had a reference to the sacrastopped.
ment, for which he thought bimself sot duly
prepared, though he said he was in charity ment, indeed, in which I almost despaired of with all men, and had made, he hoped, his his being able to proceed, such was tbe diffi. peace with that God before whom he was culty be experienced io embodying in laoshortly to be summoned. I thought it might guage the horrid narrative, now be productive of good, if, after having Husser's Confession to Mr. Robot shortly explained the nature, and pressed
in his Cell. the importance of this duty enjoined by his “ All along have I resolved never even to dying Saviour, I was to avail myself of the my dearest relations to divulge the secret, opportunity of orging him to disclose the but to let it die with me. Your letter stage state of his mind, and make a frank confes. gered my resolutioa, but I got over the dit. sion of any thing which either interrupted his fically. I am not the murderer, but I planned peace or troubled his conscience. The and instigated the robbery. The Almighty words, as far as I can recollect, in which I gives me the power to declare this, and to addressed him, are these :- And now, Hugo say, that in the blood of Mr. Bird, his sersey, before we communicate and take this vaut, or any onc else, my hands were acrer sacrament to our comfort, I request you to imbrued. A man of the name of A. with declare as a dying man, for the satisfaction one B. did it. We had accidentally met ia of the public at large, and of the inhabitinis Greenwich, and we became intimate with of Greenwich in particular, did you or did each other. We had learned that Mr. B. you not perpetrate this horrid murder ! or, was very rich, and that he sometimes went if you did not, do you know who did? Tell to London to receive large sums of money. me as a matter of personal favour.' His It happened the same day as I was sitting answer was, as God is my judge, aod with A. and drinking at the Tiger, we obo you are my witness, these uplifted hands served him sitting in one of his rooms at a were never stained with the blood of Mr. table, whereon was a good deal of gold, and Bird or his servant.' He was now on his a number of what we thought Baok-notes, knees, and giving me a keen and expressive I observed, this would be a fioe job. This look, he added, in a tone scarcely audible- led to something further being said, agd I • I know-but-more presently!'
proposed the robbery, saying, let us moet “ After the sacrament had been adminis- inis evening, and we will see what can be tered, which was done by the Rev. Mr. Ar- done. It happened, however, that notblog gles, with great solemnity, the chaplain and was attempted that night, nor was any gaoler took their leave, and left me alone thing finally settled upon, we not being with him. We were together upwards of an agreed as to the parts we should tako in the hour. Immediately as the door of the cell robbery. We again met-it may be about was closed, I entered into a religious cog. a week after-and my advice was, that we Versation with him-discoursed on the state should try that very evening, and that I of the soul after death-on a future judg had provided a hammer to open the door meat, and on such other topics as were cal- with. We went all three, about half-past culated to affect his heart, and to produce eleven ; but finding no answer was returned within him true repentance before God, and to egr knocking, and as there was a great faith in the Lord Jesus Christ ! I thought many people passing and re.passing, we that my eodeatours seemed to be dow pre- became disheartened; and recollecting eminently blessed. Hussey himself said ihat what my washer-woman bad said about this was the happiest moment he had yet ex- Mr. Bird's early hours, we all agreed to perienced. I seized the favourable symp- meet in ihe park at a certain spot; and to tom, for I saw that the heart was disposed to go from thence to Mr. Bird's house, whicb be communirative. After exhaustiog al- we accordingly did, between eight and nine most every other topic of address, I des- of the evening of the murder. The plan was ranted upon the comfort of possessing a this: A. was to knock at the front door, true friend, to whom we could uubosom our and B. to get over, or break open the side heart, and reveal our sorrows. • You,' said door, and so proceed round 10 the buck he, are that friend that I ought to conceal window. While this was doing, A, was to nothing from--I dever can make you any engage the servant in conversation, until return for all your goodness to me! • Yes such time as he found B. bad gur in. '1 onHussey : there's one return which you can, derstood afterward B. had great difficulty if you will makes it will be a sufficient se in doiog il, but he nt last did, when A. in. Wardtell me all you know " He cast a mediately knocked down and killed the look at the door ; and listened for a moinent; servant with a inullet he had provided him. and then began to address we in the follow. self with, and B. rusbed through the pas ing words, to which I have strictly adhered, sage and struggled with Mr. Bird, whom ho giving the narrative, ns far as my recollec- soon done for with the hammer 1 had given. tion will enable me, in the very same language While this was going on, I was standing out in which te was related. The scene was a close to the Tiger's Head, and was to whistle melting one ; and he was occasionally so if I saw any one was coming, which I did agonized as to be obliged to take a little inice, as ihere were two persons that breath, and give vent to the feelings with passed : but
as the night was very foggy, which he was agitated. There was a mo- and it was a little before eight in the evenEurop. Mag. Vol. LXXIV. Aug. 1818.
ing, they seemed to take no notice of which had been tied up in my bondle, and the light of the candle which the servant which the other two men requested me to had in her hand at Mr. Bird's door. I take with me. I met A. and B. only once kept watch for about twenty minules, or twice afterwards. Their ship was at thie and thinking them a long tiine, and that time of the murders about to sail for the they might be discovered, I crossed the East Indies, and in going to look after street and gently tapped at the door.-- them about four or five days afterwards, I No one answered, nor did I hear any poise. learned that the ship was gone. This was --Thinking this strange, I went to the side on the 11th and 121h of February lasi. door, and iried to get in diere, but found “ The above is, to the best of my recolit quite fast. I then returned to the front Section, a correct statement. door, but could not open it. I knocked (Signed) JAMES RUDGE.". again, and was at last let in.
I forget “ Limehouse, 81h August, 1818." now by which of the two; but he said,
we were at the top of the house looking We onderstand ibat immediately after the over what we had found. all you alarıned execution, the Rev. Mr. Rudge transmitted us!'
I went in, and in going up stairs copies of Hussey's confession to Lord Sid. stumbled over the body of the servant, month and the other Authorities, that strps which we then removed out of our way. miglit be taken to ascertain how far his was shocked to learn from them the fate declaration altributing the guilt of murder of Mr. Bird and the maid servant; but B. to others might be relied on; and if true, said it could not be helped, as they found that speedy measures might be adopted, by them (and particularly the old man) so re- sending such proper instructions abroad as solute. After being in the house about five would lead to the apprehension of the cri. minutes, it was agreed that I should go out, Ininals. The names of the two men are and in ten minutes after they both came to not mentioned, as their public designation me. I was then in the middle of the street, thus early might frustrate (beir seizure. pearly opposite to Mr. Bird's house, and The same praise-worthy motive, we believe, it was so dark that no one could see me. ipduced the Rev. Mr. Rudge to withhold, We now went into the park, and by the for a few days, the above statement from Jight from a dark 1.ntern which A had publication. brought with him, we began dividing the Mr. Smith, a Magistrate at Greenwich, property, which was tied up in a sheet. has assumed to himself the arduons task of There were a great many articles, but the ascertaining, by inquiriy at the docks, and smallest part fell 10 my lot. They said examining various ships' registers, whether that in the bureau a great many quineas the meo named by Hussey uctually sailed were found, which it was agreed they from England for the East Indies, or any should have, and I the bank.notes and other destination, shortly after the murders. watches, &c. We then separated, and I We will not undertake to say what degree vent and changed myself. When I had of credit is due to Hussey; but the imprese done this, I came down privately, and went sion upon our mind is, inat his confession to a pond near Vaosillart's-place, where I ought to be received with a proper degree threw io both the mallet and hammer, of caution.
The Prize Compositions were recited in the N
following order: Honorary Degrees were conferred in
CHANCELLOR'S PRIZES. the Theatre :
Latin Essay.— Quam vim in Moribus Sir George Thomas Staunton, Bart. Sir Populi couformandis exhibeant Rerum pub. Richard Borough, Bart. Sir John Silvester, licarum subitæ Mutationes )" By Mr. Samuel Bart.; Sir Thomas Strange, Knt, late Chief Huds, B.A. of Queen's College. Justice of Madras, Honorary Doctors of Latin Verse." Titus Hierosolymam ex. Civil Law; Richard Plumptree Glyn, Esq. pugnans." -By Mr. Thomas Holden OrmeHonorary Master of Arts.
rod, Undergraduate, Fellow of New Cot Wm. Hustler, Esq. M.A. Fellow of Jesus lege. College, and Regisirar of the University of English Essay.--". Biography."-By Mt. Cambridge, and Thomas Watson, Esq. m. A. John Leycester Adolphus, B.A. Fellow of Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, St. John's College. admitted ad eundum Masters of Aris.
SIR ROCBR NEW DIGATE'S PRIZE, The Creweian Oration was delivered by English Verse.--" The Coliseum."-By the Rev. Wm. Crowe, B.C.L. and Public Mr. P. H. Ormerod, Vadergraduate, Fellow Orator.
of New College,
Mr. Crowe, in his Creweian Oration,
Masters of Arts. which was delivered in his accustoturd Wm. Cotton, Esq, of Exeter College, spirited style, adverted to the utility of grand compounder; Mr. Mathewman Hodge Prise Compositions generally, and ex- son Donald, of Queen's College'; Mr. Walo pressed his surprise al many of the candi- ter King Cober, ot Oriel College : Rev. W10. dates for poelic fame having sent in verses John Lewis, of Jesus College; Rev. John de which could not be brought into compe:iChair, and Mr. Charles Gillies Payne, of tion, in consequence of their exceeding the Merion College ; Mr. Wm. Queneborough number of firy lines, to which they are Wright, of St. John's College ; Mr. W. H. limited by the will of Sir Roger Newdigate. R. Birch, of brasennose College ; Rev. Tho. The subject of the Oration was principally mas Price, of St. Edmund Hall; Rev. Wa. to cominem orate the Founders of įhe dif. Parker, of Trinity College ; Right Hon. ferent Academical Prizes.
Richard Vicount Belgrave, of Christ Church; June 5, the following Degrees were con
Mr. Tyrrell Knapp, of Exeter College. ferred :
Bachelor of Arts.
Mr. Chares Alcock, Fellow of New Cole
lege. The Rev, Nathaniel Colville, of St. Mary Hallo grand compounder.
On Monday last the Rev. Wm. Browne,
M.A. and Mr. William Newland Pedder, Doctor in Civil Law.
B.A. were elected Fellows, and Messrs. The Rev. Thomas Penrose, Vicar of Writ- George Buckeridge, Richard Charles Coxe, de, in Essex, grand compounder.
and Richard Creswell, were elected Scho.
lars of Worcester College, on Mrs. Eaton's Bachelor in Divinity.
Foundation; and on Thursday Mr. Thomas The Rev. Edward Hughes, Fellow of Je- Powell was elected Scholar of the same Cola yus College.
lege, on Dr. Finney's Foundation.
the lady of the Rev. S. Birch, of a son.
Chancellor of Ireland, of a son and heir. Lately, in New-street, Spring gardens, 19. At Rosiere, the Countess of Erroll, the lady of John Smith, Esq. M.P. of a of daughter. daughter.
20. in York-place, the Countess CompAUG. 3. The lady of Thomas James ton, of a son. Howell, Esq. of Prinknasb-park, Glouces- 22. At Clapton, Mrs. Bonaby Dobree, ter, of a 100.
of a son. 7. In Euston-plaee, the lady of Joho 23. At Clumber-park, Nottinghamshire, Stable, Esq. of a daughter,
her Grace the Duchess of Newcastle, of 8. Ac Reply cottage, near Alresford, daughter. the lady of Captaio Sbirreff, R.N. of a 25. la Charles-street, Berkeley-square, daughter.
the Right Hon. Lady Elizabeth Smith, of e 17. At Stephen-green, Dublin, the lady daughter.
the Marquis of Buto, to the Lady Maria King's College, Cambridge, to Pene- North, daughter of the late George Earl of lope, daughter of the late Thomas Poynter, Guildford. Esq. of Mapor house, Meppershell.
Aug. 6. W. Cockayne Frith, D.C.L. Lately, at Edinburgh, Cbristopher Kane, late chaplain to his majesty's forces serv. N.D. late of the medical staff of the Medi: ing in the lopiao Islands, and Fellow of st. terranean army, to Carberine Margaret Jobp's College, Cambridge, to Mary, daugliOlympia, daughter of the late Governor ter of Richard Coxe, Esq. bankes, of Ox• Campbell, of Fort George.
ford. JULY 28.
Sampson, eldest son of S. Mr. William Mayatt, of Ramsdeo-park, Kiogaford, F.sg. of Sturry, near Canter- Essex, to Elizabeth, third daughter of pary, to Mary, youngest daughter of the Peter Skipper, Esq. of Mincing.lede. late Samuel Breni, Esq. of Blackheath. 7. At Cambridge, tbe Rev. Isaac Aspa
The Rev. Walter Davenport, son of D. land, M.A, rector of Earl Stopbam, Suffolk, Davenport, Esq. M.P. to Caroline, daugh. to Miss Stocker, of Cambridge. ter of Archdeacon Gooch, of Sazlingham, 8. Joho Majogy, Esq. of Naples, to Norfolk.
Mary, daugbter of the very Rev. D. E. 29. At St. George's, Hanover-square, Durand, deau of that island,
In St. Jame's-square, Viscount Anson." Joseph Evans, fsq. possessed of con- His lordship was born in 1787, and wat siderable property, which he almost eo- created a peer in 1806 ;' and was married, tirely bequeathed to charitable purposes. in 1794, to the second daughter of T. W. The following are among the bequests:- Coke, Esq. of Norfolk. To the Charitable Society, 1001. a-year;
Aug, 2. At Hampstead, Marianne Ara. 1001. a-year to the Benevolent Society; minta, daughter of Admiral Sir John Beresa 1001. a.year to the Fever House; 1001. ford. d-year to Lee-land Poor House; 1001. to 3. At Tower-hill, Mr. Wm. Edmonds, the Kilkenny Library : 1001. a.year for a many years an inhabitant of the ward of dispensary ; 501. a-year to the Penny So- Aldgate. ". ciety; 201. a year to the Saving Banks; 4. In a room occupied by a band of the sooi, to the Charitable Loan; 10001. a-year 77th regiment, at Galway, Molyneus, the for the establishment of an hospital to con- black pagilist. taio 20 old servants and 20 children of In Great Coram-streer, in the 73d year both sexes - to the females he has be- of bis age, Nathaniel Austin, Esq. of Rains. queathed 501. each on their marriage. gate, for many years an eminent banker at
Lately, at Mount Leftus, Ireland, Lady that place. Leftus,
5. At Greenwich, in bis 81st year, Jobs Lately, in the United States of America, - Seton, Esq. Sir John Oldmixon, once known in fashion 6. lo the Edgeware-road, in the 838 able life, but having retired from this coun. year of her age, Mrs. Elizabeth Kenrick, try from pecuniary embarrassment, about relict of the late William Kenrick, LL.D. 25 years ago, he sunk into obscurity, and At Brighton, the Right Hon. Lady Cbar. died neglected and forgotten. His children lotte Eyre, daughter of the Earl of Neware singularly, and, indeed, unhappily burgh, aged 26. sitaared, one half being born in America, 7. At Kepsington-bouse, Sir William are citizens of the United States; while Altham, Kot. late of Mark Hall, Essex. the other half (Englishmen) are actually At Greenwich, John Francis Bonnelt, lieutenants in the British navy. - (See Esq. late secretary to his Grace the Duke p. 148.)
of Manchester, and governor of the iJand. Lately,at Bath, the Rev. Thomas Gyllett, of Jamaica. plear of Compton Dande, Somersetsbire. lo the 76th year of his age, Francis
Lately, io Tipperary, Sir Vere Hunt, Newberry, Esq. of St. Paul's church yard. Bart.
10. At Bromley, William, son of Mr. Lately, at Leeds, Mr. James Barham, Payton, of the Albion hotel, Broadstairs. agod 92.
Lately, at Dublin, in the 830 year of his 1o the 84th year of his age, John Willes, age, Cornely, the father of the Irish stage, Esq. of Dulwich, Surrey.
Lately, Joseph Peter Paul de Bernales, ii. In Howland-street, James Mellor, only son of Joseph Cayetano de Bernales, Esq, late of the Custom-house. of Finsbury.place.
13. At Hampstead, Lady Colebrooke, JULY 26. At Port Elliot, Cornwall, the relict of Sir George Colebrooke, Bart. Countess of Germains.
aged 79. 27. At Streatham, Emme Drury, 16. At Brighton, John Palmer, Esq. youngest daughter of Sir George Barlow, late comptroller general of the post-office. Bart.
17. In Charter house sq'lari, Solomoa At Chelsfield Court house, Kent, Henry Hougham, fisq. aged 18. Cranford, Esq. of the Hon. East India To his 83d year, Mr. James Marshall, of Company's service,
Romford. 28. At Newport, Herefordshire, the 18. Ai Blackheath, John Pascal Larkios, Hon. Andrew Foley, M.P. for Droiewich, Esq. in the 62d year of his age. Worcestershire.
in Well screet, Hackney, John De 29. At Kensington Gravel Pits, Thomas Kewer, Esq. Thompson, Erg. late of Chapel Street, 19. Al loughton, Charles Locke, Esq. Grosvenor.square, and formerly M.P. for of America-square. Evesham.
20. In Southampton-row, in ele gach 29. At Brighton, aged 39, Margaret, year of his age, John Wilki son. MI), wife of Charles Badbam, M.D. F.R.S. F.R.S, and S.A. ude of ibe oldest members
30. At Brompton, in the 75th year of of many of the literary societies of this ber age, Miss Pope, late of Drury. lane country. theatre.
21. William Atkinson, of Cangou street, 31. lady Filmore, wife of the Rev. Sir Esq. John Filmore, Bart, of Langleybury, and Jo King's row. Pimlico, G. C. Ashley, East Sutton.park, Kent.
Esq. the celebrated violin performer.
lo his 77th year, Thomas Barues, Esq. • For Portrait and Memoir, vide Vol. of Mile End. LI. . ,
At Littlecost, Berkshire, Colonel Kellie,