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The Marquls of Salisbury, K. G.
Assistants to his Royal Highness the Chief Mourner,
The Earl of Huntingdon. The Earl of Dartmouth.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T. The Earl of Pomfret.
The Earl of Aylesford. The Earl Harcourt.
The Earl Waldegrave. The Earl Bathurst, K. G.
The Earl of Chatham, K. G. The Earl of Liverpool, K. G.
The Earl of Aylesbury, K. T. The Earl of Arran.
The Earl of Besborough. His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence, in a long black cloak, with the Star of in a long black cloak, with the Star of the Order of the Garter embroidered the Order of the Garter embroidered thereon, and wearing the Collar of the thereon, and wearing the Collars of the Garter ; his train borne by Vice-Ad. Garter, the Thistle, and of the Royal miral Sir Thomas Williams, K. C. B. Hanoverian Guelphic Order ; his train and Major-General Sir George Towns borne by the Right Honourable Sir John hend Walker, G.C. B.
Borlase Warren, Bart. G. C. B. and Ada
miral Sir C. Maurice Pole, Bart. G.C. B. His Royal Highness the Prince Leopold of His Royal Highness the Duke of GlouSaxe-Coburg, in a long black cloak, cester, in a long black cloak, with the with the Star of the Order of the Garter Star of the Order of the Garter embroiembroidered thereon, and wearing the dered thereon, and wearing the Collars Collars of the Garter and of the Royal of the Garter and of the Royal HanoHanoverian Guelphic Order ; his train verian Guelphic Order ; his train borne borne by Baron Hardenbrock and Lieut. by the Honourable Captain Curzon and Colonel Sir Robert Gardiner, K.C. B. Colonel Dalton. The Council of his Royal Highness the Duke of York, as Custos Personæ of his late
Majesty, The Lord Chancellor.
The Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Archbishop of York.
The Lord Bishop of London.
Lord Henley, G. C. B. Master of the Household to Groom of the Stole to his late Vice-Chamberlain to his late his late Majesty on the Majesty on the Windsor
Majesty on the Windsor Windsor Establishment, Establishment, the Earl Establishment, Lord J. B. C. Stephenson, Esq. of Winchelsea, K. G. Thynne.
Grooms of his late Majesty's Bedchamber,
His late Majesty's Trustees,
Equerries to his late Majesty,
Gentlemen Pensioners, with their axes reversed.
Yeomen of the Guard, with their partizans reversed. Upon the arrival of the procession at St George's Chapel, the trumpets and drums, and Knight Marshal's men, filed off without the south door.
At the entrance of the chapel, the Royal Body was received by the Dean and Pretendaries, attended by the choir, who fell in immediately before Blanc Coursier, King of Arms, bearing the Crown of Hanover, and the procession moyed down the south aisle, and up the nave, into the choir, where the Royal Body was placed on a platform, (under a canopy of purple velvet, adorned with escutcheons, and surmounted by an imperial crown,)
and the crowns and cushions laid thereon. The Chief Mourner sat on a chair at the head of the corpse, and the supporters on The Princes of the Blood Royal were seated near the Chief Mourner.
The Lord Chamberlain of his Majesty's Household took his place at the feet of the corpse ; and the supporters of the pall and of the canopy were arranged on each side of the Royal Body; the assistant mourners, the Council of his Royal Highness, the custos personæ of his late Majesty, and others, who followed the Royal Body, arranged themselves behind the Princes of the Blood Royal.
The Peers bearing the banners were arranged on each side below the altar.
The Great Officers of State, the Nobility, Bishops, Privy Councillors, Judges, and Law Officers, were placed in the stalls and lower seats on each side of the choir. The Grooms of the Bed Chamber, Gentlemen Ushers of the Privy Chamber, Equerries, Chaplains, Physicians, and others, were arranged on each side of the altar, on which was placed the Gold Plate of the Chapels Royal.
The part of the service before the interment, and the anthem, being performed, the Royal Body was deposited in the vault; and the office of burial being concluded, Sir Isaac Heard, Knight, Garter Principal King of Arms, after a short pause, pronounced, near the grave, the style of his late Most Sacred Majesty, as follows:
“ Thus it hath pleased Almighty God to take out of this transitory life, unto his Di. yine Mercy, the late Most High, Most Mighty, and Most Excellent Monarch, GEORGE THE THIRD, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter ; King of Hanover, and Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburgh.
“Let us humbly beseech Almighty God to bless and preserve with long life, health, and honour, and all worldly happiness, the Most High, Most Mighty, and Most Excellent Monarch, our Sovereign Lord George the Fourth, now, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter ; King of Hanover, and Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburgh.
" GOD SAVE KING GEORGE THE FOURTH." After which, the Earl of Winchelsea, Groom of the Stole to his late Majesty, and Chief Officer of the Windsor Establishment, broke his staff of office, and, kneeling, deposited the same in the Royal Vault ; whereupon his Royal Highness the Chief Mourner, their Royal Highnesses the Princes of the Royal Blood, the great officers, nobility, and others, who had composed the procession, retired, having witnessed that every part of this most mournful and afflicting ceremony had been conducted with great regularity, decorum, and solemnity.
All persons who assisted at the interment appeared in full dress black, and the Knights of the several orders wore their respective collars.
The procession from the Royal apartments to the choir of St George's Chapel was flanked by the Guards, every fourth man bearing a flambeau. At eight o'clock, and during the procession, guns were fired at intervals of five minutes; and, upon the proclamation of the style, minute guns were fired.
Deputy Earl Marshal. Note. Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Calvert, Bart. G. C. B. ; Major-General Sir J. W. Gordon, Bart. K. C. B.; and Major-General Sir Henry Torrens, K. C. B. walked in the procession as attendants on his Royal Highness the Chief Mourner.
20.-Grcerock.--The following six ves of 300 noblemen and gentlemen assembled. sels, averaging upwards of 400 tons, all The Earl of Rosslyn and the Duke of Habuilt at Greenock, sailed to-day their first milton, one of whom was expected to take voyage from the Clyde :
the chair, having been unexpectedly called Trelawny for Jamaica.
to London, Mr Maxwell of Carriden, on Eagle Barbadoes.
the motion of Lord Duncan, was called on Hamilla Jamaica
to preside, and discharged the duties of the Belfield
London and India. office in a manly and animated manner. Ospray Valparaiso.
Lord Erskine, and his eldest son, the Hon. Clydesdale Madras & Calcutta. Thomas Erskine, late Ambassador to Ame
22. - Lord Erskine. - This eminent rica, sat on the right and left of the chair; statesman and lawyer revisited his native and Mr Cranstoun and Mr Cockburn actcity, Edinburgh, a few weeks ago, after an ed as croupiers. The evening was spent absence of above 50 years ; and in order in a most harmonious manner. Many to mark the estimation in which his cha- loyal and patriotic toasts and respected me racter and talents are held by his country. mories were given, and the company did men and townsmen, a dinner was given to his not separate till an early hour this mornLordship yesterday in the George Street As- ing. sembly Rooms, on which occasion upwards 24-Singular OCCUTTERCE.On Tues
day last, about seven o'clock in the even. So furious, indeed; was the opposition offer ing, the family of Mr James Grieve, No. ed by the conspirators, that none of the 1, Drummond Street, were thrown into a officers engaged in the arrest escaped unstate of much alarm, in consequence of a hurt; and one of them lost his life by the violent explosion which took place in their hands of the notorious Thistlewood. kitchen. Their servant and a friend of On Tuesday certain advice was received, hers were alone in the place at the time; that the attempt was to be made on the and the account they give is, that they following evening, at the Earl of Harrowheard a violent rumbling noise in the chim. by's in Grosvenor-square. ney, which was immediately followed by chosen to arrange finally their proceedings, the descent of a ball of fire, which explod- to collect their force, and to arm them. ed on the roof, where it left a mark similar selves, was in Cato-street, near the Edgeto that caused by the explosion of a squibware Road. The premises occupied by the or rocket. It then tore out a pane of glass conspirators consisted of a three-stalled stain the window, and bursted through a lath ble, with a loft above, in a very dilapidatand plaster wall into a closet on the oppo- ed condition. site side, where a quantity of earthenware For two or three hours previous to the was kept : these were thrown to a conside. entrance of the stable, the police officers rable distance in the passage, and the fluid were on the spot, making their observaapparently found its way through the op- tions, but still no suspicion was excited of posite room, the door and window of which the real object of their attack; and so well was fortunately open at the time. The was the plan of surprise laid, that until the servant escaped unhurt; but the girl who discharge of fire-arms was heard, every was with her at the time had her shawl set thing remained perfectly quiet. on fire, her hand scorched, as also her Thus accurately informed of the inten. gown and shoe-tie on the same side. The tions of the conspirators, warrants were is. noise was heard by several of the neigh- sued to apprehend them while they were bours, and to them seemed as if some assembled. These warrants were put into heavy substance had fallen on the floor the hands of the police officers, under the immediately above them.
able direction of Mr Birnie, the Magis28.- Plot to Assassinate his Majesty's trate, who immediately proceeded to the Ministers.-Yesterday intelligence was re- place of meeting in Cato-street, which they ceived in Edinburgh of the discovery of a found to be regulated similar to a military diabolical plot which had been devised in depot or barracks, a sentinel being at the London by a band of desperate ruffians, to door of the stable, armed with a fusil and assassinate the whole of the Cabinet Mi. sword, who resisted their admittance withnisters on the Wednesday preceding. This out the pass-word. The officers, however, sanguinary conspiracy, which excited a. soon overpowered and secured him. They mong all classes one general feeling of ab- then gave an alarm, and the officers heard horrence and indignation, is not to be pa. by the noise in the loft, that there were a ralleled in the annals of this country since number up stairs, (there is every reason to the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot; and, believe there were twenty-five,) they therehad it not been providentially discovered, fore made their way to the loft, proceeding it would have ended in a scene of blood up an upright ladder, such as is generally and murder too horrible to contem- used for a communication between stables plate.
and lofts. Ruthven, the officer, ascended The previous details of the plot are ne- first : he was followed by Ellis and Smi eessarily unknown to the public. Its pur- thers. The villains were armed with blunpose is stated to be THE EXTIRPATION derbusses, muskets, &c. dressed with belts, OF THE WHOLE CABINET, BY A GENE- and appeared in every respect ready to RAL MURDER! What ulterior proceed- march upon their murderous attack. ings were to have followed this bloody sacri- Ruthven informed them he and his comfice is not known ; but from such a begin. panions were officers, and had a warrant to ning, the measures which were in contem- apprehend them, desired them to disarm plation can be easily conceived.
and surrender, which they refused to do. It would seem that the Magistrates were Smithers, who had entered the loft third, well informed of the designs of the con- courageously stepped forward, and made spirators, for at the very moment when himself second, and by this act lost his life, they were about to sally forth upon their as Arthur Thistlewood stood forward, as Capmurderous expedition, their den was in- tain of the gang, and thrust a sabre at him, vaded by the officers of justice their arms which entered a short distance below his right and other preparations seized ; and not- breast, and the thrust was given with so withstanding a deperate resistance, which much violence, that the incision which it their superior numbers, the darkness of the made was three inches long. Smithers exnight, and the confusion of the scene, ena- claimed, “ Oh God!” staggered, and fell. bled them to make, nine of their body are As he was in the act of falling, Ellis, seeplaced in the custody of the offended laws. ing his brother officer butchered, discharged
8 pistol at Thistlewood, the contents of tion ; also pistol cartridges, balls, powder. which missed him, and lodged in the wall. flasks, swords, belts, many hand grenades
While this was doing, the lights were Bourd tight round with tarred rope, a nymextinguished, and a desperate struggle en
ber of files, and a large quantity of carpensued, in which many officers were severely ters' tools of every description. From the wounded. Ellis received a slight wound bottles, glasses, &c. it appeared they had under his left knee ; William Westcote just had a repast of gin, beer, and bread was shot at by Thistlewood, and after. and cheese. wards narrowly escaped several other shots, The moment the conspirators ascertainthree of which passed through the crown ed that they were discovered the utmost of his hat, and a fourth through the thick confusion prevailed; some of them compart of his right thumb ; Charles Brooks menced firing out of the windows into Ca. was shot at three times, and one shot pass- to-street, others engaged the officers, and ed through all the clothes on his shoulder; the more pusillanimous were making good John Wright received a stab on his right their retreat. This they effected by jumpside from a sword or sabre, but the pointing from a back window upon the roof of of the deadly weapon came in contact with some low buildings belonging to the houses his braces, and saved his life ; John Salin Newnham-street, from thence into the mon received a serious wound on his head. yards and through the houses, the tenants
At this moment Captain Fitzclarence of which were so alarmed, that they made arrived at the head of a detachment of the no attempt to stop their progress. Thistle. Coldstream Guards, who had been ordered wood, after he had effected his diabolical to assist the police if necessary : but, un- purpose, made his retreat good in this masfortunately, they were not clearly directed, ner, and was seen running off in company or they did not know where the place was, with some of his associates. as they were at the contrary end of the The nine of the gang who had not escapstreet when the assassins cominenced their ed were taken to Bow-street office. After attack upon the officers, and it was only by undergoing an examination before Mr Birthe discharge of pistols that they found out nie, they were committed to the House of where the builåing was, and they then Correction, Coldbath-fields, under a milihastened there with all possible speed. On tary escort. Mr Bimie having reported to reaching the stable, a man darted out and the Cabinet Council the result of the prowas making off, but was prevented ; find. ceedings, and the escape of Thistlewood, a ing his retreat intercepted, he pointed a Proclamation was agreed upon, offering pistol at Captain Fitzclarence ; but Ser. L. 1000 for his apprehension, which was jeant Legge broke his aimn by knocking the immediately published in an Extraordinapistol off at the instant of its discharging, ry Gazette. The commander of the Life and was thus himself wounded in the right Guards was ordered to hold himself in arm; the man was instantly secured. The readiness to act if called upon; and mese Captain then ordered the men to follow sengers were dispatched to the out-ports, him into the stable; their entrance, how to prevent the escape of Thistlewood. ever, was opposed by a black man, who Ministers continued their sitting till three aimed a blow at Captain Fitzclarence with o'clock yesterday morning. à cutlass, wbich one of his men warded off In addition to the fire-arms, swords, so with his firelock's he was also secured. bres, cutlasses, &c. found in the stable and They then entered the stable. Captain loft where the assassins were assembled, Fitzclarence being first, was attacked by there were found upwards of 100 ball car. another of the gang, who pointed a pistol, tridges, a great number of newly manuvhich flashed the pan; the soldiers took factured pikes, three sides, with a worm him likewise, to whom he said, “ Don't at the end, and japanned with black; this kill me, and I'll tell you all about it." was supposed to be intended to answer a The soldiers then mounted into the loft; double diabolical purpose, as being black there they found the body of the murdered they could be used in assassination without officer, and another man lying near him ; so easily being discovered as if it were the latter, who was one of the gang, was bright steel ; and the japan being manuordered to rise ; he said, " I hope you will factured rough, in case the wounds given make a difference between the innocent and by them were not in a part likely to prove the guilty. Don't hurt me, and I'll tell fatal, it would prevent the wounds from you how it happened.” Five more were being cured, as they would gangrene. then secured, one of whom declared he was The wretches were not only strongly led into it that afternoon, and was inno. prepared for assassination, with common cent. Captain Fitzclarence having order. deadly instruments in addition to the pikes, ed his men to take possession of the fire. but with a large quantity of instruments arms, ammunition, &c. and to search for of a more horrible nature, consisting of a any that might be secreted, they found up- large tub full of small shells, or handwards of thirty pistols all loaded, blunder- grenades, taking their name from grena. Luşæs, pike-heads of a peculiar construc. diers, who always use them on account of
their being tall men. They are about the of six officers. There was a partial shout. size of a large orange, made of cast-iron, ing and groaning, as the carriage in which filled with combustibles ; they have a he was placed drove off. round hole, in which is placed a fuse, The other prisoners, apprehended the which, on being set fire to, is thrown by night before, were taken before the Privy the hand, and when it falls it explodes ; Council, and recommitted. the splinters caused by the explosion spread The lodgings of Thistlewood, and of all in all directions, and one has been known the others who were in custody, have been to kill ten or twelve persons, and the searched, and several important papers, Founds made by them can seldom be and quantities of arms, have been discover cured.
ed and seized. The same sources of information which Seven others of the conspirators were af. led to the detection of the conspiracy, ena terwards apprehended ; and after several bled the Magistrates to trace the hiding- examinations before the Privy Councid, place of Thistlewood. Instead of return- eight of them, namely, Thistlewood, ing to his own lodgings in Stanhope-street, Brunt, Monument, Ings, Wilson, Davida Clare-market, it was discovered that he had son, Tidd, and Harrison, were committed proceeded to an obscure house, No. 8, to the Tower on a charge of high treason. White-street, Little Moorfields. Thither The others were remanded to different pria at nine o'clock in the morning, Lavender, sons. Bishop, Ruthven, Salmon, and six of the The Coroner's inquest which sat on the patrole, were dispatched. On arriving at body of Smithers brought a verdict of the house, three of the latter were placed Wilful Murder against Thistlewood, who at the front, and three at the back door, to inflicted the mortal wound, and the nine, prevent escape. Bishop observed a room other conspirators who were taken at the on the ground floor, the door of which he scene of murder. tried to open, but found it locked. He The conspirators, with the exception of called to a woman in the opposite apart- Thistlewood, who was formerly in the army, ment, whose name is Harris, to fetch him were all poor mechanics. The nine who the key. She hesitated, but at last brought were apprehended on the premises in Cato. ite He then opened the door softly. The street were James Ings, a butcher; James. light was partially excluded, from the shut- Wilson, a tailor; Richard Bradburn, a ters being shut ; but he perceived a bed carpenter ; James Gilchrist, a shoemaker ; in a corner and advanced. At that instant Charles Cooper, a bootmaker; Richard a head was gently raised from under the Tidd, a bootmaker ; John Monument, a blankets, and the countenance of Thistle- shoemaker ; John Shaw, a carpenter ; and Food was presented to his view. Bishop William Davidson, a cabinet-maker. drew a pistol, and presenting it at him, ex
MARCH. claimed, “ Mr Thistlewood, I am a Bow 1.-Liability of Roud Trustees. On street officer ; you are my prisoner ;” and Monday and yesterday, two trials of con. then, “ to make assurance doubly sure,” siderable importance took place in the he threw himself upon him. Thistlewood Edinburgh Jury Court. The questions an said he would make no resistance. La rose out of the overturn of a stage coach vender, Ruthven, and Salmon, were then at Airdrie, by which an individual received called, and the prisoner was permitted to considerable injury. The accident was ocrise. He had his breeches and stockings casioned principally by stones having been on, and seemed much agitated. On being laid down on the road for the purpose of dressed, he was handcuffed. In his pock- building a house; and the proprietors of ets were found some ball-cartridges and the coach brought an action of relief against flints, a black girdle or belt, and a sort of the road trustees, who again held the promilitary silk sash.
prietor of the house liable for having laid At two o'clock he was conducted before down these stones. On the first issue, the the Privy Council. He was still hand- Jury found, that as the stones were laid cuffed, but mounted the stairs with alacridown within 50 yards of the inn at Air. ty. On entering the Council Chamber he dric, the master of which being one of the was placed at the foot of the table. He coach proprietors, they held that he was was then addressed by the Lord Chancel- culpable of negligence in permitting such lor, who informed him that he stood charg- a nuisance to be laid down in the road of ed with the twofold crime of treason and his coaches. The damages were laid at murder, and asked him whether he had L. 500, but were assessed by the Jury at any thing to say for himself ? He an. L. 150. On the second issue, after a pointswered, that “ he should decline saying ed and most distinct charge from the any thing on that occasion.” He was then Judge, the Jury found, that it was the taken back to the room in which he had duty of the road trustees to prevent the been previously placed-his commitment practice of laying down building stones, or to Coldbath-fields was made out, and he any other nuisance, within the limits of was conveyed to that prison, under the care the road, which extended from fence to