The Edinburgh Annual Register Volume 6

The Edinburgh Annual Register Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...the villains departed. Mr E. is in a dangerous state. A carter and his boy, who slept in a different part of the house, were not disturbed. 30th.--Saturday se'ennight, about one o'clock the inhabitants of Shaftsbury-place, Aldersgate-street, were alarmed by the report of a pistol; when, on enquiry, it was found that 31r Garrick, an engraver, residing in that place, had, in a fit of insanity, shot himself with a pistol, loaded with slugs. This catastrophe, according to report, was the consequence of his wife having pawned a large silver spoon, from a set which he had to engrave upon for a silversmith whom he had been in the habit of working for. On questioning his wife respecting the spoon, she declared she knew nothing of it;--words then arose, and he took up his gun, whieh he kept in the room, (having formerly belonged to a corps oi sharp shooters), and with thebutt-end struck his wife over the head, by which the blood began to flow copiously. Thinking that that he had killed her, he immediately put a period to his existence. A coroner's inquest was held upon the body of the unfortunate man, at the King's Arms public-house, Aldersgate-street; when it appeared from the depositions of several persons who had known the family, that the woman had been in the habit of pawning articles of silver-plate, at various times, which he had to engrave, with the view of spending the money in drink; and that last July, he attempted to cut his throat in consequence of her proceedings. The jury, after a long deliberation, returned a verdict--Insanity. The woman now lies in St Bartholomew's hospital, and is considered out of danger. 31st.--The following shocking accident occurred in the dock-yard, at Woolwich. A machine, used for the purpose of bending aad...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236622693