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 On Saturday, at Bow-street, before Mr. VAUGHAN, who sat specially in the second court to hear the case, Albert YOUNG, 17, described as a telegraph clerk, living at Sprotbrough, Doncaster, was charged with sending to Sir Henry POSONBY, on the 24th of April, a letter containing a threat to take the life of the Queen.
 Mr. CUFFE, with whom was Mr. POLLARD, appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Treasury, and having stated the charge, said that it was proposed on the present occasion only to prove the prisoner’s arrest, and to call evidence to identify his handwriting with the following letter: -
 Madame, - I am a Roman Catholic priest, and I have 50 men in my parish who have been ejected by landlords. These men have banded themselves together for your destruction, as they blame you for being the cause of their misery. They have promised to leave the country for America on receipt of £40 per man, to defray expenses for selves and families. These amounts must be in the hands of my dupe (through whom you will receive this) in three weeks from now, or they will commence operations against your life.
 I know this is treason, and that is why I shall make use of a sterling character in England for a dupe to transmit it to me here in Ireland. I strongly advise you to send the money, as the men are desperate enough, and they will make a series of attempts against your life and those of your sons and daughters, which must succeed in more than one case.
 Surely you will not hesitate to send what will be a moiety out of each pocket, if all the members of the Royal Family subscribe among themselves for the required amount, which endangers so many precious lives. Ask Prince LEOPOLD how he would like to have a bullet sent through him on his wedding day (of which I wish him many happy returns) and a lingering death like GARFIELD?
 I may add, if no notice is taken of this, I shall absolve them of all their misdeeds, instead (as now) of holding them in check with threats of excommunication.
 P.s. The name of my dupe is A. Y., M. S. And L. Office, Doncaster. No notice will be taken of a cheque - must be in notes or gold.
 Having read the above, Mr. CUFFE drew attention to a memorandum, written in pencil, and enclosed in the envelope, addressed to Sir Henry POSONBY Esq.”:
 Sir, - Will you oblige my showing her Majesty the enclosed? I may say if you do not credit and comply with it now, you may do so when you receive a message to say, “Prince —Assassinated. Have captured assassins.”
 Mr. Henry POSONBY, who with Mr. Howard VINCENT, Director of Criminal Investigations, occupied a seat on the Bench, formally proved the receipt of the above.
 Mr. Edward BOWSKILL, mineral agent for the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway at Gisthorpe, near Doncaster, identified the letter as being the prisoner’s handwriting, though it was disguised. The prisoner had been in the company’s employment about 13 months, and in witness’s department since June last.
 Mr. GREGORY, chief constable of Doncaster, formally proved the prisoner’s arrest. In answer to the charge, he said, “I never wrote the letter, and I don’t know anything at all about it.” He was remanded for further inquiries.
 YOUNG is spoken of by his employers in favourable terms. They considered him above the average intelligence and demeanour. His fellow clerks, however, state that he was given to reading cheap and sensational literature.