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EXTRACTS FROM THE
“CUMBERLAND PACQUET.”
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INTERESTING PAST EVENTS.
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TUESDAY, AUGUST, 14, 1798
PART I.
 

The Ann, JACKSON, of this port, is arrived at Antigua.
 

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The Jamacia, BARWISE, and the Eagle, BARWISE, arrived here on Friday, from Jamacia, after a passage of 8 weeks and three days. The fleet, which consisted of 120 sail, were all together on Sunday, the 5th inst., from which, it may be presumed, they have all reached their destined ports by this time.
 

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Lammas Fair commenced yesterday.
 

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The Charles, PERKINGS, from Virginia, is arrived at Dublin, after a passage of 30 days. This vessel, for one hundred leagues off the coast, by the new built States frigate, the Consellation, of 44 guns.
 

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There is a person living in this town (a native), in the 91st year of his age, who has been eight voyages to the West Indies, seven to Holland and Riga, fifteen to Norway, and twenty to America!
 
Perhaps there is not another in the Kingdom of such “seen service.” He is yet able to walk, - to seek a morsel of bread! But as he told a stranger who accidentally met him the other day, “he begins to grow very feeble.”
 

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The weather, since our last, has been extremely variable in this neighbourhood. The fore part of the last week afforded a very seasonable opportunity for the hay harvest; but, since then, a great deal of rain has fallen; and, on Sunday night, it blew very strong from the South West.
 

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CAUTION. - The followed is communicated to the Public, as a Caution against Shooting, without the proper Stamped Certificated, viz. : -
 
“A few days ago, Joseph FAULDER, the younger, of the Wood, near Dalston; George TINNISWOOD, of Smithstead, near Stapleton; and Joseph DODD, of Newbiggin, in the parish of Croglin (all in the County of Cumberland), were convicted at Carlisle, before the Rev. Brown GRISDALE, Clerk, one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said County, in the Penalty of Twenty Pounds each, for shooting without having first obtained the proper Stamped Certificate.”
 
It is hoped that these instances will deter others from transgressing the Law in this Particular; as the public may be assured that the utmost Vigilance will be used for the Detection of Offenders, and the full Penatly exacted in all Convictions, without regard to the party or circumstances.
 

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The Charles, PERKINGS, from Virginia, is arrived at Dublin, after a passage of 30 days. This vessel, for one hundred leagues off the coast, by the new built States frigate, the Consellation, of 44 guns.
 
 

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There is a person living in this town (a native), in the 91st year of his age, who has been eight voyages to the West Indies, seven to Holland and Riga, fifteen to Norway, and twenty to America!
 
Perhaps there is not another in the Kingdom of such “seen service.” He is yet able to walk, - to seek a morsel of bread! But as he told a stranger who accidentally met him the other day, “he begins to grow very feeble.”
 
 

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The weather, since our last, has been extremely variable in this neighbourhood. The fore part of the last week afforded a very seasonable opportunity for the hay harvest; but, since then, a great deal of rain has fallen; and, on Sunday night, it blew very strong from the South West.
 
 

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CAUTION. - The followed is communicated to the Public, as a Caution against Shooting, without the proper Stamped Certificated, viz. : -
 
“A few days ago, Joseph FAULDER, the younger, of the Wood, near Dalston; George TINNISWOOD, of Smithstead, near Stapleton; and Joseph DODD, of Newbiggin, in the parish of Croglin (all in the County of Cumberland), were convicted at Carlisle, before the Rev. Brown GRISDALE, Clerk, one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said County, in the Penalty of Twenty Pounds each, for shooting without having first obtained the proper Stamped Certificate.”
 
It is hoped that these instances will deter others from transgressing the Law in this Particular; as the public may be assured that the utmost Vigilance will be used for the Detection of Offenders, and the full Penalty exacted in all Convictions, without regard to the party or circumstances.
 

 
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On Friday last, Sir Soulden LAWRENCE, one of His Majesty’s Justices of the King’s  Bench, and Sir Giles ROOKE, one of his Majesty’s Justices of the Common Pleas were met at the usual place by Sir Richard HODGSON, High Sheriff of this county, who accompanied their Lordships into Carlisle, where the commission for the holding of the Assizes was opened, and the Court then adjourned to the next day.
 
On Sunday, the Judges, High-Sheriff, Counsel, &c., attended Divine Service at the Cathedral. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. BOUCHER, rector of Epsom, in Surrey.
 
There were not many prisoners for trial; but considerable business in the Court of nisi-prius. We hear there are several special jury causes entered. Mr. Justice ROOKE, at the Crown-end, delivered a most impressive speech, calculated to inspire the greatest confidence in the laws; which will be found the most powerful guardians of the rights of society, so long as the channels of public justice are kept open. - The particulars will be given in our next.
 
 

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We hear that Inglewood Hunt and Penrith Races will be about the usual time; the particulars of which will be shortly advertised.
 
 

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On Wednesday Andrew AITKEN, lately sentenced by the High Court of Justiciary for house breaking and theft, was executed at Edinburgh.
 

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A daring robbery was early on Saturday weeknight perpetrated in the slop-shop of Mr. Thomas SNAITH, in Newcastle. By removing the bricks, a whole had been made in the wall large enough to admit the body of a man, and goods to a great amount were taken out, packed up, and placed in the entry ready for carry-off; but, probably from some alarm being given, the thieves were disappointed in their booty, except a few trifling articles.
 
 

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Thursday night, a person calling himself Capt. JOHNSON, the well known leader of a gang of delinquents, was committed to Morpeth Gaol, for robbing the saddle bags of a rider in the inn at Felton, of a considerable sum of money.
 

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Tuesday was exhibited at Lloyd’s, a superb piece of plate designed as a present from the Underwriters of Lloyd’s coffee house, to Admiral Kingsmill, for the gallant defence of our trade on the irish station.
 
 

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At Durham five prisoners received sentence of death, but sentence was respited.
 
 

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At Newcastle Assizes, Joseph IRVING and William ADAMS, tried for assault upon William SANDERSON, and robbing him of four-prnce, were found guilty and left for execution on the 25th inst.
 
Thomas SOFTLY, for felony is to be transported for seven years.
 
 

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Last Friday at Carmarthenshire Militia arrived at Liverpool from Dublin. Every man in the Corps had an honorary gilt medal, which they wore attached to orange ribbons, given as a mark of approbation of the citizens of Dublin of their spirited conduct in volunteering their services in Ireland. - >From the “Star” Tuesday last.
 
 

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Friday weeknight a duel was fought in the King’s Park, near Edinburgh, between Lieutenant Colonel NEVILLE, of the Rutlandshire cavalry, and Mr. BAILLIE, late of the same regiment, when the former gentleman was unfortunately wounded; the ball has been extracted, and it is hoped he will do well.
 
 

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A woman of the name of SPEECHLESS, a native of Boston, is said in one of Americas papers, to have talked to her husband, an aged and infirm old man to death!
 

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A dramatic writer is said to have gone to a fashionable watering place to see what he can make of the characters there. With all his skill, however, we may venture to say, he will not make so much of the landlords and waiters.
 
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Anecdote of Dr. FRANKLIN. - The Dr. was once in a jovial party, who were so pleased with each other’s company, that, at the usual time of separation, the master of the house stood at the door with a drawn sword, and threatened to stab the man that should attempt to leave the room, unless anyone gave a reason that should convince him of the propriety of the measure.
 
The common arguments were used without effect. At last the Doctor asked, whether it was not pleasant for friends to meet? Being answered in the affirmative, he said: Then, if we never part, we will never have the pleasure of meeting again. The door was immediately opened.
 
 

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Liverpool, August 6. - On Thursday evening last, there occurred, at our Theatre, one of the most awful and melancholy circumstances, that was ever witnessed.
 
Mr. PALMER, whilst he was performing the character of the Stranger, in the play of that name, suddenly fell down dead upon the stage, in the full view of the audience; medical assistance was immediately administered but it was of no avail, every spark of life was totally extinguished.
 
Mr. PALMER is generally believed to have fallen a sacrifice to the poignancy of his affliction for the loss of a darling son; of whose death he received intelligence only a few days since. In the course of the performance his frame was observed to be agitated with a general tremor, and his eyes to overflow with tears.
 
In the fourth act of the play the Stranger relates his woes to a friend, Baron Steinfort. In this stage of the performance Mr. PALMER’s manner was amazingly impressive; his agitation visibly increased; and at the mention of his wife and children, he staggered and fell backward, a lifeless corpse upon the stage! He has eight orphan children to bewail his loss.
 
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IRISH REBELLION.
(From the Dublin papers of Wednesday and Thursday last.)
 

The fate of John STRANGER, an attorney, and a yeoman of Enniscorthy, was peculiarly and frequently threatened with death, but the respectable character he bore in the country saved his life. On the morning the town was taken by the King’s troop, he ran to door with joy to meet them. Unfortunately he had colored clothes on, and the soldiers supposing every person they met with colored clothing, a rebel, instantly shot him.
 
He has left a wife and three children to bewail the loss of a good father and a tender husband, but with a scanty, if any, means of support.
 
 

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HOLT, the rebel leader from Wicklow, was killed at the head of a gang of traitors some days ago at Nabber, county Meath, by a party of Yeomanry. - A spy, who was detected in the camp at Lehaunstown, was shot there on Thursday.
 
 

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On Wednesday evening,a  man was perceived taking a parcel out of the Grand Canal, near Maquay Bridge, by two gentlemen of the attornies (sp?) infantry, who seized him, and upon examining the parcel, found it to contain eight well executed steel pikes, carefully made up in hay.
 
 

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Yesterday, one of our city magistrates and some yeomanry were in search of a Miss. MURPHY, niece to the famous rebel priest, of that name, and who herself had been a Thalestris in the rebellion.
 
This search was in consequence of information received, that she had arrived in this city with plunder she had collected in the late civil warfare; it however, proved fruitless.