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17. A very singular imposture was this day detected, A person of the name of Thomas Scott Smith, was examined at Bow Street, on a charge of uttering as true an order for the payment of 10. on a banking-house in the city. It now appears that this man has passed himself for a clergyman, and actually officiated for a month, as deputy of the curate of St. Martin's in the fields; who has been indisposed. In this capacity, he solemnised several marriages-performed the funeral service, and administered the sacrament. From these MARRIAGES, which are of course void, real mischiefs may arise. The rector of the parish has invited them to be re-married, free of expence. He pretended to be the nephew of Lord Eldon, and to have been ordained by the Bishop of Peterborough. He is the son of a leather-cutter in Crooked Lane; and is said to have been à rider to some house in the city. He is only 23 years of age-in person thin-and stared round at the bar quite careless about his situation. He is committed for trial; but his friends, we hear, intend urging the plea of insanity.

20. In a garden at Sheffield Moor, belonging to a Mr. Watson, a single oat produced this year thirty stems, containing in the whole eight thousand five hundred grains!

24. The sessions ended at the Old Bailey, when near twenty received sentence of death about double that number sentenced to transportationnear fifty doomed to imprisonment and several to be either privately or publicly whipped. These marks of the depravity of the times are alarmingmay they be followed by speedy reformation.

MONTHLY LIST OF BANKRUPTS, (From the London Gazette.)

JOHH WILKINSON, Bridlington, Yorkshire, merchant. John Tollody, Mistley, Essex, corn-merchant. Thomas Eccles, Watling-street, London, linen-draper. Jonathan Woodward, Derby, calico-manufacturer. William Woolgar, late of the Minories, London, brazier. W. Lomas, late of Needham Market, Suffolk, hawker. R. Flux, now or late of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, carpenter. W. Cantrell, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, druggist. J. Quantrill, late of Duke-street, Portland Place, Middlesex, factor. J. Hodson, now or late of Stockport, Cheshire, shopkeeper. J. Betson, Wasliford Heath, Warwickshire, factor. Richard Ockenden, late of Bexhill, Sussex, shopkeeper. William Whitehead, Laceby, Lincolnshire, shopkeeper. William Brevitt late of Wednesbury, Staffordshire, butcher. John Simms, Sheepey Parva, Leicestershire, miller. Pierce Morris, St. Martin's Court, St. Martin's Lane, hosier. Lewis and Jonas Levy, Osborne Place, Brick Lane, Whitechapel, vermicelli-manufacturers. William Scarbrow, St. Neots, Huutingdonshire, baker. E. Bridgman, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, baker. B. Tipper, Derby, patten-ring-maker. J. Shorland, Exeter, woollen draper. R. Stephens, Manchester, dealer in weft. J. E. Bowyer Bull, City Road, Middlesex, baker. James Wilson, Birmingham, builder. Thomas Fitt, Swansea, haberdasher. Hugh Roberts, Aldersgate-street, London, silk-weaver. William Beaumont, Healdy Butts, Yorkshire, clothier. James Sanderson, Preston, and N. Sanderson, Hoghton, Lancashire, cotton-manufacturers. So

lomon Fox, Wardour-street, Soho, cabinet-maker. T. Baker and J. Shorland, Exeter, woollen-drapers. J. Hitchcock, late of Hatton Garden, Holborn, dealer in prints. J. Pickering, Lower Eatonstreet, Pimlico, dealer in wine and spirits. D. Tubbs, late of Liverpool, merchant. T. Saul and J. Reynolds, Manchester, wool-staplers. H. Keen,. Gleeve Prior, Worcestershire, baker. R. Allcorn, Hampton, Middlesex, blacksmith. Richard Porter, jun. Derby, grocer. Richard King Thomas, Evesham, Worcestershire, mercer. Wm. Simonds, Market-street, St. James's, grocer. Joseph Britton, Birmingham, jeweller. Abel Cartwright,› late of Darlaston, Staffordshire, baker. John Jones, late of Birmingham, draper. Joseph Milner, Haymarket, baker. John George, Piccadilly, draper. J. Hart, Old Compton-street, Soho, jeweller. J. Harmer, Stroud, Gloucestershire, clothier. E. Shepherd Smith and J. Stanley, Liverpool, merchants. J. Dean, Strand, Middlesex, laceman. M. Bairstow, Thornton Mill, Thornton, Yorkshire, corn-miller,

To Correspondents.

The Enigma inserted in our last as Dr. Darwin's, was ascribed to him by mistake.

** Births, Marriages, &c. in our next.


In the Character of a Gentleman. CHARLES PRICE,

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