Annual Register Volume 1822

Annual Register Volume 1822

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...against this race of miscreants, and are to be tried at the next sittings after term. Active measures of a further nature are likewise taking for the security of the ignorant and unwary. 20. MU1m1m.--The widow of a butcher, of Varennes, was barbarously assassinated. The perpetrator having gotten into the house, removed two infants, who were sleeping in the same bed with, their mother, into another apartment, and laid them on a mattress which he had for that purpose brought down from the floor above. He then returned to his victim and dispatched her. When the body of this unfortunate woman was examined next day, it was found that her throat had been cut; that she had received two stabs with a knife, one in the breast below the heart, and the other in the abdomen; and that her left shoulder and the fore finger of her right hand were almost entirely cut off. She still in one hand some locks of hair which, in struggling, she had torn from the head of her murderer; and this led to his discovery. 22. OUTBAGE ON Sm H. LowE.----About nine o'clock in the morning sir Hudson Lowe had ordered a hackney-chaise to the door of a house in Paddingtongreen, and was on the point of entering it, when he was rudely run against by a young person of slight, short stature and mean appearance, who, instead of manifesting any concern at what occurred, immediately exclaimed, in a foreign accent, " what do you mean, sir, by insulting me? Do you mean to insult me P" " Insult you!" sir Hudson Lowe replied, " why, you ran directly up against me!" The young person persisting, however, to talk in the same strange manner as if hardly in his senses, sir Hudson Lowe, without farther regarding him, proceeded to step into the carriage, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766644
  • 9781236766649