|1 July 1836, Friday|
(The second & third pages of the paper were badly wrinkled when filmed, and some parts of the words are not clear. In those cases, "x" has been inserted or my best guess is shown in brackets. jm)
Wheal Lady Grenville Tin Mine, St. Stephens in Bramwell - At a General Meeting of the ADVENTURERS, held on the 18th instant, Pursuant to Advertisement, it was resolved that a coll of 5s. per Share be Made, to be paid into the Devon and Cornwall Bank, St. Austell or Devonport, on or before the 29th day of July next
TENDERS will be received for erecting a WATER WHEEL and STAMPS on the above mine. Specifications may be seen by applying to the Agent on the Mine, by whom Tenders will be received until the 8th of July. By Order of the Directors, John H. Williams, Agent, June 21, 1836
Packet Intelligence - Falmouth - By letters from Alexandria, received by H. M. steamer "Tartarus", which arrived here on Tuesday last, we learn that his Highness, Ibrahim Pacha, has come to a decision, in order to avoid the present heavy cost of the stones required for the barrage, or dams, across the Nile, at the head of the Delta, to pull down one of the smaller pyramids at Ghiza, and make use of the materials; but whether this will be effected is doubtful. His Highness has substituted a duty of 25 per cent on silk, in lieu of the monopoly, which he has abolished.
Cornwall Midsummer Sessions, 1836 - These sessions commenced at Bodmin, on Tuesday last, when the following Magistrates were on the bench: J. H. TREMAYNE, Esq. Chairman, Sr. J. C. Rashleigh, Bart, J. Borlase, J. S. Enys, W. Hext, Humphry Williams, -- Rodd, J. K. Lethbridge, G. W. F. Gregor, N. Kendall, H. Thompson, and R. Spry, Esqrs. Dr. Rodd, Nich. Kendall, C. Lyne, J. Pomeroy, R. G. Grylls,jun., W. Molesworth, T. Pascoe, and D. Stephens, clerks.
The Chairman made a short address to the Grand Jury, commented on the number of prisoners (saying it was greater than it had been in years) and made notice regarding his inspection of the Devon Union Poorhouse (suggesting that it would be most beneficial if Cornwall were to quickly adopt the idea, "as he thought it a great public advantage".) The Governor of the Gaol and the visiting Magistrates suggested the necessity of a night watchman at the Gaol, which the Chairman observed he thought highly necessary, and recommended it accordingly to the Bench. It was therefore resolved that a night watchman be kept in future.
The following prisoners were charged with felony offenses:
Charles Witheycombe (19) and William Rendell (18) charged with having stolen a winnowing sheet, the property of Peter Blake, of the parish of St. Miniver. There was no evidence relative to the guilt of the prisoner Witheycombe, and he was consequently discharged. Rendell was found Guilty. Three months imprisonment and hard labour.
Thomas Wills, (26) charge on oath with having stolen one fowl, the property of John Snell. The evidence was insufficient to convict the prisoner, and he was according discharged.
Jane Grose (on bail) indicted for stealing two quarts of barley, the property of William Rouse, a farmer of Roach. Guilty. Three months imprisonment and hard labour.
John Abbott (38) charged with having stolen about one peck of oats, the property of Hugh Hockin, of Stokeclimsland. Not guilty.
Elizabeth Rodda (14) charged with having stolen one stocking, two neckcloths, and a collar, the property of William Hodge, of Crowan. The case having clearly been proved, she was found guilty. There was another indictment against this prisoner for a like offence, but having been found guilty on the first, the second was not entered into. One month's imprisonment and hard labour.
Jens Johanneson Lunde (37) charged with having stolen one piece of waistcoating from the shop of Hugh Job, in the borough of Truro, the property of the said Hugh Job. The prisoner was a Norwegian sailor, who had put into Truro.
(James Bennett Job, the son of Hugh Job was called. He testified he saw the prisoner in the shop, who came in with others to purchase goods between five and six p.m. "In consequence of information" he passed by the defendant and noticed a piece of waistcoating concealed under the man's waistcoat. He asked the defendant what he had under the waistcoat, but the defendant responded in Norwegian. Prisoner afterwards took out the piece, and offered to pay for it in English. The constable was called, and the prisoner taken into custody. Richard Roberts, an assistant in the Prosecutor's office, was in the store at the same time, and testified to the accuracy of Job's information. John Lowry, a constable of Truro, was called, and testified also.)
The prisoner, being called on for his defense, appeared affected, and said he took it (the cloth) up from the floor. Guilty. Mr. Job kindly recommended the prisoner to the mercy of the Court, he being a foreigner. He was sentenced to two months imprisonment and hard labour.
Francis Verran and Henry Verran (on bail) indicted for stealing some sheet iron from Fowey Consols Mine, the property of Joseph Thomas Austen,Esq. and others. Guilty. Francis, three months imprisonment and hard labour, Henry one week and hard labour.
Eliza Bennett (18) This prisoner pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing one half soverign, the property of Mary Nettle. One months imprisonment and hard labour.
Thomas Francis Wills (on bail) indicted for stealing a rowboat, the property of Thomas Jeffery, jun, of Penryn. Not guilty. It appeared in this case that the prisoner sunk the boat and offered to tell the prosecutor where it was concealed, and accordingly the prosecutor indicted him. The chairman stopped the case and told the Jury to acquit the prisoner, as his sinking the boat was no proof of the felony.
William Eddy (41) charged with having stolen three fowls, the property of Francis Stocker. Guilty. One month's imprisonment and hard labour.
Joseph Luke (23), charged with having, on the 28th of March last, in the parish of Illogen, stolen a horse, the property of John Rogers. Mr. Rogers, a farmer, keeps five horses. He put three horses in a stable under the same roof with his dwelling-house. Toward morning, he was awakened by the sound of horses in the courtyard. Upon arising, he saw one of the horses he had put in the stable. He went down, and saw the stable door open; there was only one horse there. The other was in the courtyard. The third was gone. Five weeks later, Mr. Rogers saw the horse again, in the possession of William Page, the hind of J. T. Austen Esq. of Fowey.
Thomas Thomas was called, who knew the prisoner. On the 28th of March, he passed by and saw the prisoner "lurking about the lane" adjoining the courtyard. About an hour later, he returned and saw the prisoner in the same place, but never spoke to him.
William Staple was called, who runs the tollgate at Carnon. On the morning of March 29th, the prisoner came through the toll gate on a horse. The witness's description of the horse exactly corresponded with the one given by the prosecutor. Several other witnesses were called, who saw the prisoner on horseback.
William Page was called. He testified he met the defendant at the St.Austell fair on March 31st, when he purchased the horse from the same.
The constable of Gwennap (followed) the prisoner on board the Guard-ship at Falmouth, and on the prisoner's hearing his errand, jumped over the side and endeavoured to swim to shore, being pursued by the witness in a boat; he was taken and lodged in gaol. Found guilty. Sentenced to be transported for life.
Michael Dawe (14) and William Crowle (14) charged on oath with having taken from the Market house at Redruth, a xxx pot, the property of the Right Hon. Lady xxxx Both guilty. The prisoner Dawe had been convicted of a felony on two previous occasions. Dawe transported for 14 years; Crowle, to be imprisoned one month and whipped.
John Martin (58) charged with having stolen a cart bridle, the property of Edward Ladner. Not guilty.
Charles Glasson, ...(17) pleaded guilty to three indictments xxx stealing a hat, cap, and other property of John Blewett and others. Transportation for 7 years.
Henry Hoare (29) charged with having stolen a wheelbarrow, xxxxxx of the inhabitants of the borough of Liskeard. Guilty.
Robert Wilson - Thomas Carroll (20) James White (20) and xxx Wilson (24) charged with stealing a quantity xxx property of Samuel Cowling. The prisoners James White and James Wilson were found guilty. Robert Wilson and Thomas Carroll acquitted. Three month's imprisonment and xxx labor.
John A'Lee xxxx charged with having stolen a gun, the property of Jxx Brewer. Not guilty.
Abraham Caott(?) xxx charged with having stolen from the residence of Thomas Rowett a pair of shoes xxxx stockings, a silk handkerchief, and a xxxx. Guilty. Xxx the third time the prisoner has been xxx of felony. Transported for 14 years.
Richard Cho and xxhn Polglass indicted for xxx barn-door fowls, the property of John Symons, Dunmeer, in the borough of Bodmin. Guilty . xxo months' imprisonment and hard labour.
Edmund xlemo (xx) charged on suspicion of having stolen (riding tack) in the borough of Truro, belong (to) Thomas Nicholas. It appeared that Mr. Nicholas rode to his fields and other premises, xxx and putting his horse in the stable xxx for a short time. On returning he found xxxx bridle saddle &c gone; but owing to (it not being) clearly proved that the prisoner took (the tack), even though they were found on him, he was acquitted.
John Jones (31) charged with having feloniously stolen a silk shawl & other articles the property of Thomas James... prisoner pleaded Guilty. To be imprisoned xxx months at hard labour.
Tabxxx Selegar xx charged with having feloniously stolen xx cast iron, property of Oliver Beckerleg, acquitted. (Name looked like Tabitha, but not sure)
Joseph Hooper, charged with having stolen about three pecks of potatoes, the property of John Lean(?) of Calstock, Guilty. To be imprisoned one month at hard labour.
Edward Rian, charged with stealing one goat and one kid, the property of William Ware. Guilty. Imprisoned one month at hard labour.
Rosy Lambe (28) charged with having obtained from Jane Brown, the sum of two shillings and sixpence, under false pretences. Guilty. To be imprisoned three months at hard labour.
Catherine McCoy (34) charged with having obtained from Thomas Yuran, the sum to two shillings, under false and fraudulent pretences. Guilty. To be imprisoned three months at hard labour.
Edward Griffiths (18) charged with having in the parish of Kenwyn, uttered a false and counterfeit half-a-crown to Samuel Trenerry, knowing the same to be false and counterfeit. Guilty. To be imprisoned six months at hard labour.
Ellen Carter, charged with stealing a silver teaspoon. To be imprisoned one month at hard labour.
Alexander Bennet (41) charged with having uttered base coin on the 12th of May last.
John Isaac (29) charged with attempting to commit felony, viz. in endeavouring feloniously to take a silk pocket handkerchief from the person of W. Lobb.
Edward Boundy (30) charged with having run away from the parish of St. Columb Minor, and leaving his wife and family chargeable to the said parish, being his fifth offense.
John Griffin, alias John Price (40) charged with behaving in a riotous and disorderly manner by drawing a knife and threatening to kill Thos. George, labourer, at the parish of St. Erth.
Joseph Minear (41) remains uncommitted xxx of sureties in a breach of the peace toward his mother, Mary Minear.
- Stannary Jurisdiction Bill
- Parliament of Tinners
- Diabolical Attempt on Life of French King DeDunstanville
- Dutchy Claims Limitation Bill
- Norton vs. Melbourne - "the assassin-like attempt to stab the Melbourne Ministry through the heart of an intelligent and fascinating woman has recoiled upon the Tories..."
Hayle Consuls - On Saturday last, a steam engine, of 69 inch cylinder, under the direction of that able engineer, Sims, (which combined his late improvements) and completed at Messrs. Harvey's foundry, was first worked at the Hayle Consols Mines, in Mellinoweth, in Phillack. Several gentlemen and agents of mines attended on the occasion, and declared they never witnessed, on the first trial of any engine, that the machinery worked so admirably. The engine shaft commands five nearly parallel lodes of copper and lead, all within 45 fathoms of the surface, from two to six feet big, two of which are in the lands of Messrs. Gregor and Colchester, and the others in Mr. Edmond's premises in Mellinoweth. The setts are contiguous to Wheal Alfred and Great Herland, where nearly £2,000,000 of ores have been raised.
Truro - On Sunday se'nnight, the congregation of St. Mary's Truro were gratified by hearing the grand effect of the double diapasons, and the venetian swell, recently added to their Organ - Mr. Hempel, jun. presided on the occasion with his usual ability, and not a little surprised his hearers at the rapidity with which he has gained mastery of the pedals, a part of organ playing, hitherto, altogether unknown to him.
Packet News - By letters from Alexandria, received by the H. M. steamer "Tartarus", which arrived here on Tuesday last, we learn that his Highness, Ibrahim Pacha, has come to a decision in order to avoid the present heavy cost of the stones required for the barrage, or dams, across the Nile, at the head of the Delta, to pull down one of the smaller pyramids, at Ghiza, and make use of the materials; but whether this will be effected is doubtful.
Yesterday, H. M. brig "Pigeon" arrived from the Leeward Islands, having sailed from St. Thomas's, on the 4th of June. She brings on freight, about £8,000 in gold dust. The news brought by this packet is unimportant.
Frightful Accident [much scrabbled in the filming; my guesses are in brackets] - Accompanied by the loss of one life, occurred at Three Mile Oak on the West Bromwich (Road) Monday last, by one of two opposition omnibuses which were racing coming in contact with the xxhead mail. The driver of the mail was thrown amongst his horses, and a gentleman upon the box was thrown upon the foot pavement. - the omnibus was (overturned) and Mr. Mark Robinson, of Beverley, well known advocate of lay preaching in connection (with the) established church, was pitched upon (the ground) and killed on the spot. The driver was (badly), but not dangerously, wounded. Another gentleman received trifling injuries. Thirteen passengers were in the omnibus at the time of the accident; they all escaped without injury. An inquest xxxx held upon the body of Mr. Robinson and xxxxxourned. - was to proceed with the investigation today.
Coroner's Inquest - On Friday last, an inquest was held before Hosken James, Esq. at the schoolhouse, in the parish of Feock, in this County, on the body of Paul Thomas, a youth of about 15 years and the son of the schoolmaster. (John Gay was sinking a well close by, and finding the ground hard, was obliged to blast the rock with gunpowder. The youth, who assisted Gay, "put off the train", and was safely drawn up to the surface before the explosion took place. About a quarter of an hour later, unknown to Gay, he descended by the rope from the Windlass into the shaft.) Gay faintly heard him call to be pulled up, and immediately attempted to execute his wish, but the deceased fell out of the kibble three or four feet from the bottom, and never spoke afterwards, having, no doubt, been suffocated by the smoke. The body was taken up in about ten minutes, when life was found to be quite extinct. Verdict, accidental death.
ADVERTISEMENT - One Guinea REWARD - Stolen, from the Stable of Mr. Anthony Cock, of Penpillick, near Lostwithiel, late on MONDAY night, the 20th instant, or early the following Morning, a Bright Bay Mare, 7 years old, about 13 Hands high, with Switch Tail. Star in the forehead, and marked on the Knees; the near Knee larger than the other. Whoever will bring the said Mare to Mr. Anthony Cock, or give such information as shall lead to the discovery of the same, shall receive the above Reward, and all reasonable expenses paid. If found in any Person's keeping after this notice, they will be prosecuted. - Dated Penpillick, June 22, 1836
ADVERTISEMENTS - TYWARDREATH - Rural Gardening Society - The SIXTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION Of the above Society will take place at the Village of Tywardreath, on WEDNESDAY the 20th instant. The gates will be open to Subscribers and Purchasers of Shilling Tickets at One o'clock, and to Purchasers of Sixpenny Tickets at Two o'clock. The Chair will be taken by J. T. AUSTEN, Esq. precisely at Two o'clock. By order of the Committee, W. E. GEACH, Secretary
RUNAWAY APPRENTICE - Ran Away from his Master, WILLIAM VERCOE, Shoemaker, St. Austell, on the 21st ult, EDWARD SCANTLEBURY, his Apprentice, about 5 feet 8 inches high, fair complexion, light hair, and wore away a fustian suit of clothes. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted. St. Austell, July 2, 1836
NEWS - Caution - At Tywardwreath fair last week, the light-fingered gentry attended in considerable force, and succeeded in easing the pockets of Mr. Walter Puckey, of Great Pinneck, in Fowey, of the sum of Â£6. We are sorry to add that the thief has not been detected.
Singular Bee Hive - There is now in the garden of N. Henwood, Esq. Pinsland Park, in the parish of Cardinham, a rum puncheon full of bees and honey. The industrious insects took possession of the puncheon three years ago, and it is now so heavy that two strong men cannot lift it.
Penzance - The foundation stone of the New Guildhall and Market-house in this town will be laid on Monday next, when the Inhabitants of the town and neighborhood are especially invited to meet the Mayor, Magistrates of the Town, and the Town-Council, at the Grammar School, to go in procession to the spot. The Masonic Brethren, in full costume, intend to join them with a band of music.
Petty Sessions - There was a great deal of business at our Petty Sessions, at the Town hall yesterday, before Edmund Turner, Henry Prynn Andrew and Barrington Reynolds, Esqrs., justices of the peace. Amongst other cases, there was an information laid by the officers of excise against a person named William Box, a retail brewer, for selling beer without a license. The case was fully proved, and he was fined in the mitigated penalty of £5. There was also another information case against Henry Hocking, for selling cider at his house on St. Austell Downs, without a license. The case was proved by an officer of excise, who stated that he went into the defendant's house on the 29th of March last, and enquired if they sold cider? Defendant's wife replied that if he purchased biscuit, she would give him a pint of cider over. She accordingly brought him a pint of cider, and a small biscuit, for which she charged, and was paid, two-pence. The magistrates thought this such a case of fraud on the revenue as ought to be put a stop to, and the defendant not appearing to answer the charge, was fined in the full penalty of £20. There were also several cases of assault and battery, some of them of a serious nature, which were disposed of in a way likely to be a warning to the parties, and we hope will be the means of preventing such outrages in future.
Longevity - Three[sic] is now living in and near Liskeard three old men, called Bowden, Tremain, and Oliver, whose united age amount to 301 years. Bowden, the eldest of the three, is 104 years of age, and attends his church regularly.
Disastrous Fire - On Sunday morning last, a fire broke out in a farm-house adjoining the mansion-house of Trediton, near Launceston, the seat of ____ Buckland, Esq., supposed to have been occasioned by the heating of the wool. The farm-house was entirely destroyed, and the property of Mr. Dennis, the occupier, also, who we understand was not insured. By the direction of Mr. Bucknell, the proprietor of the mansion, who narrowly escaped with his life, the flames having reached his bedroom before he discovered his danger, a part of the building was pulled down, which saved one wing; but while Mr. B. was superintending one part of the proceedings, some labourers were busily engaged in another part of the building that was saved, tore up the doors, driving out the windows, and destroying a beautiful marble chimney piece, to the great grief of the owner. Mr. Buckness is said to be insured to the amount of £1,500 but the damage is supposed to amount to £4,000 to £5,000.
Cricket Match - On Monday last, a cricket match came off on the grounds at Redruth, between the members of the club there, and those from Helston... The match was conducted throughout with the most gentlemanly feeling, and all went off pleasantly. A very excellent dinner was put on the table by Mrs. Andrew, of the hotel, and the thirty-three who partook of it seemed "One and All" to enjoy the hours passed in each others society. Some very excellent songs were sung, and the happy meeting did not break up till morning dawned. The return match will be played at Helston on Monday the 18th.
Score: Helson - First Inning 70, Second Inning 19, Total 89; Redruth - 50, 47, 97
We understand that the Penzance club, though declining to give a special challenge, would be ready to meet the victorious party any time during the present season.
Coroner's Inquest - On Thursday, the 30th ult. an Inquest was held at Falmouth, before Hoskin James, Esq. on the body of John James, whose death we noticed in our last week's paper. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased was a seaman onboard the "Govenor", a tender belonging to the "Acton" cutter, and that on the previous afternoon he was employed in a shed belonging to Mr. Symons at the Bar, in repairing the rigging of the tender, with a boy named John Sampson, who was also one of the tender's crew. Whilst so employed, Sampson took up a pistol, which deceased had left in the shed, where he had passed the preceding night watching the stores; and not thinking it was loaded, pulled the trigger to see if the flint was good, when it went off, and killed James on the spot. The ball entered the right temple, descended, and traversed the base of the brain, where it was found lodged. No one but Sampson and the deceased where[sic] in the shed at the time; and as they had always lived on friendly terms, and had not been heard to quarrel, the Jury, after the Coroner had explained the law to them, and cited the cases which bore on the present inquiry, returned a verdict of Homicide by misadventure.
Fatal Accident - A shocking accident occurred last week at the Brough Rock, near the Lizard. A young man attempted the scarcely human task of climbing to the summit of this rock, with is 250 feet high (there being only one instance on record of the feat having been performed), and succeeded. After lowering down some sea-bird's eggs, he fell over the tremendous precipice, and was, of course, dashed to pieces. The cause of his falling is not known.
July 16 [should this be the 15th?]
- Penzance New Guildhall and Market House [2 columns on the laying of the foundation stone] - Truro Town Council meeting minutes
A Game - On Saturday last, a match at nine pins between four parishes, Idless for Kenwyn, St. Erme, St. Allen, and Ladock, was played at Idless, and after a spirited contest, the issue of which was long doubtful, victory was declared in favour of Idless.
Canine Madness - This frightful disease appears to be very prevalent at the present moment. On Monday last a strange dog evidently in a rabid state was seen running down Pydar-street, Truro, and biting all the dogs that came in his way. He was, of course, pursued, and was ultimately killed near the Grammar School, by a person named Martin Teague, who first broke his legs with a walking-stick; and then dispatched him; but not until he had been seen to bite upwards of a dozen dogs, several of which have since been destroyed. On Tuesday, a public meeting was called by the Magistrates in the Town-Hall, for the purpose of deciding upon the steps necessary to be taken for the public safety; but in consequence of the absence of the mayor, an adjournment took place till Wednesday, when it was decided to issue orders for the confinement of all dogs, and to instruct the constables to take all dogs found at large to the courtyard of the prison, where, if not claimed by their owners, after due notice, and a fine paid, they are to be destroyed. We hope these regulations will have the desired effect, in preserving the inhabitants from so dreadful a malady as that of hydrophobia.
The Late Mr. Mark Robinson - At the inquest which terminated on Monday the following particulars of his melancholy death were elicited. The omnibus on which he was riding was racing with a rival vehicle, and while at full speed it came in contact with the Birmingham mail, then standing in front of the Three Mile Oak Inn, on the West Bromwich-road, Birmingham, and was upset. Mr. Robinson fell on his head [details of injuries are given]. He was traveling for the purpose of obtaining subscriptions to erect chapels and to form a junction between the Wesleyan Methodists and the Established Church. In his pockets were found letters from Dr. Southey, the late Mr. T. Saldler, M.P., Mr. Robinson of Leicester, and other influential persons, in approbation of his plans. He was 49 years of age, and has left a widow and five children, who reside at Beverley. The Jury returned a verdict of Manslaughter against Timmins, the coachman, and a deodand of ten pounds on each of the three horses, and twenty pounds on the omnibus.
Warning - Torbay & Portland Lights - Navigators in the Chanel should be aware that a revolving light was exhibited on the Start Point on the 1st instant, showing a brilliant flash every minute; in addition to which a stationary light is also displayed there for the use of vessels going out of or into Torbay. The Portland Light is no longer a revolving one, but both the high and low lights on that point are fixed lights.
Coroner's Inquest - On Friday last, an inquest was held before Hosken James, Esq., at Bisso-Bridge, in the parish of Perran-arwothal, on the body of William Verran, a boy between ten and eleven years of age. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased, who was the son of Richard Verran, a miner, was endeavouring to get upon a wagon on the Redruth Railroad, for the purpose of riding to his work, when, in consequence of his foot slipping, he fell, and the wagon, which was laden with copper ore, passing over him, he was killed on the spot. Verdict - Accidental Death.
Falmouth - The "Royal Tar" steamer, Symons commander, arrived here on Sunday last, from St. Sebastien [Spain], whence she sailed so late as Thursday evening last. Colonel Kirby arrived by her with dispatches, and went off to London. Since the received advices of hostilities, no action had taken place, nor was there any battle contemplated when the "Royal Tar" left; each party appeared to be preparing for the defensive. .... The British Marines were all landed from the different ships; one division were occupying the heights above Passages, and the other the right of Evan's lines. Amongst the passengers which arrived were Majors Wilson and Fitzgerald, both wounded; Colonels Kirby and O'Connell; Captains W. Kellar and Duncan; Lieuts. Cowley, Stack, and Cheetham; Dr. Silva and Ensign Macnamara, the latter in charge of invalids. His Majesty's ships "Tweed", "Royalist", and "Salamander", steamers, were at St. Sebastian.
At his Majesty's levee, on Wednesday the 6th instant, an address was presented to the King from the Royal Cornwall Horticultural Society by E. W. W. Pendarves, Esq., M.P., the president of that institution, with the reports of their proceedings.
Scilly - On Friday, the 8th instant, the children belonging to the three Sunday Schools at St. Mary's (namely, the Church, the Methodist, and the Baptist) amounting to about two hundred and fifty, were plentifully regaled with tea and cake, in a field belonging to Mr. W. T. Johns. The tables were abundantly decked with flowers; the day was highly auspicious; the attendance of the Teachers was numerous and respectable, and the whole scene was extremely gratifying. In the evening, a meeting was held in the Wesleyan Chapel... for the purpose of forming a "Sunday School Union", which was done with much good feeling... Rev. Messrs. Woodley, Wilcocks, Earnshaw (Methodist) and Rogers (Baptist) were principal speakers. About six hundred persons were present, who were evidently much interested and gratified by the many important statements laid before them on the subject of Sunday Schools.
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