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Some Selected Reports from The Windsor and Eton Express

11th June 1842

The Queen's Letter

A sermon was preached on Sunday morning at St.John's Church, New Windsor, by the Rev.Isaac Gosset, Vicar of the parish, taking his text from the 6th of Micah, 8th verse, "To Love Mercy;" after which a collection was made, by authority of the Queen's letter, in aid of the distressed manufacturers, which produced 65 18s 10d.

Ascot Race Ball

The race ball, at the Town Hall, on Wednesday evening, was attended by upwards of 200 fashionables of the town and neighbourhood, amongst whom were Viscount and Viscountess Drumlanrig, Lady King, Miss O'Hara, Lady Wilder and party, Lady Malcomb and family, Sir Harvey Bruce, Bart., T.R.Ward, Esq., and daughters, Lady E.Wells and family, Lord North, Lady Stannus, Hon.Misses.Anson, Ralph Neville, Esq., M.P., Colonel Moncrief and lady, Hon.Mr.King, Lord Mark Kerr, Mrs.Crutchley and daughters, and several of the officers of the royal horse guards and the 15th foot.

Theatre Royal

The Theatre has been open during the week under the management of Mr.Dodd, with a very good company, and some excellent pieces were produced, but we are sorry to say that it has been but poorly supported.

This morning a grand review of the Royal Horse Guards and the 15th Foot, by her Majesty, took place in the Great Park. By about nine o'clock the former regiment, under the command of Colonel Richardson, with their band, and the latter commanded by Lord Charles Wellesley, with their band, arrived on the review ground and took up their respective positions. About half an hour afterwards her Majesty, accompanied by Prince Albert, Count Mensdorf and his four sons, and the Duchess of Kent, attended by the Hon.Miss.Stanley, Sir E.Bowater, and Sir George Quentin, nearly all on horseback. Her Majesty and Prince Albert wore the star and riband of the order of the garter, and his Royal Highness also wore the uniform of a field marshal. The Counts Mensdorf wore the uniforms of their respective Austrian regiments, and the military attendants on the royal party were also in their uniforms. Her Majesty on arriving on the ground was received by a royal salute from the troops, the bands playing the national anthem. The two regiments then went through a variety of evolutions much to the satisfaction of the royal and illustrious personages, who afterwards left the ground and returned to the Castle.

Accident to one of the Queen's Establishment

On Tuesday evening, upon the return from the Ascot Race-course to Windsor of a large carriage called the Columbus, filled with the Queen's domestics, who had been in attendance upon her Majesty at the royal stand, an accident occurred to Mr.Knott, the attendant at the equerries entrance to the castle. It appears the Columbus was proceeding at a rapid rate round the corner of Castle-street, and the lurch it made at the sudden turn caused the hind door, close to which Mr.Knott was sitting, to fly open, and he fell out upon the stone paving, where he lay insensible. Mr.Knott was immediately taken into the shop of Mr.Adams, when medical aid was procurred, and afterwards he was conveyed home. His injuries fortunately were not of a very serious nature.


At an early hour on Monday morning last a serious robbery was committed on the premises of Mr.Millard, mercer and hosier, in Thames-street. It appears that some fellows obtained admission to the back out-premises, as is supposed from the back of the public-house, the Spread Eagle, alias the "Split Jack," in George-street, and having forced an entrance into the back window of the warehouse they stole a quantity of silks of the value of nearly 70, with which they got for the time clear off. Two men have been apprehended on suspicion of having committed the robbery, and they have undergone an examination before the magistrates, by whom they have been remanded until Monday. None of the property has been as yet recovered.

On Monday evening a meeting of the inhabitants of Eton, the Rev.Dr.Hawtrey, the Head Master of Eton College, in the chair, was held at the Christopher Inn, when addresses of congratulation on her Majesty's escape from the last treasonable attempt on her life were adopted, and to be presented to the Queen, Prince Albert, and the Duchess of Kent.

Eton and Oxford

In the match between the Oxonians and Etonians played on Tuesday in the College Grounds, Eton, on the part of Oxford, Ker got 1 and 0; Peel, 7 and 12; Dryden, 2 and 20; Cherry, 3 and 3; Coker, 11 and 3; Hughes, 0 and 4; Lord Ward, 11 and 10; Leslie 1 and 0; Miller, 6 and 0; Saville, 6 and 1; Gossit, 0; byes, &c., 27 and 29 - total, 77 and 82.

On the side of Eton, Ainslie got 18; Carter, 25; Fellows, 9; Marcon, 29; Mills, 3; Garth, 5; Browning, 6; Yonge, 1; Polehampton, 0; Randolph, 0; Marriot, 0; byes, &c., 26 - total, 122. The state of the game at the conclusion was consequently Oxford 37 a head with 4 wickets to go down. Marcon bowled at a terrific pace, and is generally admitted to be the best bowler that has ever appeared among the Students of Eton.

Windsor and Eton Junior and Islington Albion

These clubs have resolved to meet each other on Thursday next, when the match will be played in the Brocas, Eton. The Islington eleven will include Dewdney, Goldham, Pobjoy, Luckhurst, and several other well known players; while with the Windsor and Eton Junior, there will be but little alteration, their batting will be improved by the addition of Mr.J.Hyde, but in bowling they will encounter a great loss, by the secession of Mr.Hatch, occasioned, we much regret to state, by a long and serious illness.

Horsford's Sweepstake

These sweepstakes for one pair of oars, between Eton Collegians boarding at Horsford's was pulled for on Monday. The struggle was between Holland and Greenwood, Speke and Packe, and Burton and Kay, the other boats that started being quickly beaten off. Beyond the clump Burton and Kay contrived to get the lead, but for second place a sharp pull and a long pull ensued , resulting in favour of Holland and Greenwood. The boats on coming in were placed - Burton and Kay, Count Bathyany , steerer, 1; Holland and Greenwood, Cooper, steerer, 2; Speke and Packe, Robinson, steerer, 3.

Windsor Town Council - Recent Escape of Her Majesty from Assassination

On Monday a special meeting of the town council was held for the purpose of adopting congratulatory addressed to her Majesty, His Royal Highness Prince Albert, and her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, on her Majesty's recent escape from the diabolical attempt on her life.

The Town Clerk as usual read the minutes of the last council, and then said he had received a letter from the Treasurer of Berks, containing statements and calculations relative to the claim of the county on the borough in regard to the county rate. It was usual, the Town Clerk said, to refer such documents to the finance committee.

On the motion of Mr.Clarke, seconded by Mr.W.Jennings, the letter was ordered to be referred to that committee.

The Town Clerk then said the council had been specially called to consider of addresses of congratulation on the escape of her Majesty from the recent attempt made on her life.

Mr.Clarke said he rose for the purpose of proposing in one motion that three addresses be presented to her Majesty, Prince Albert, and the Duchess of Kent, congratulating then on the recent escape of the Queen. He was sure that no argument was necessary to urge upon the council the propriety of adopting that course. It was one adopted in all parts of the Queen's dominion, but in no one part was it more the duty of her Majesty's subjects to do so than in the town of Windsor [hear, hear]. The fact that the Queen lived so frequently among them made it more imperative on them to bless that Divine Providence which had been pleased to spare her [cheers]. Mr.Clarke concluded by moving that the council adopt the three addresses.

Mr.W.Jennings said he fully concurred in the motion, and begged to second it.

The motion was then carried unanimously.

Mr.Clarke then moved the following address to the Queen, which was read by the Town Clerk:-

To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty

May it please your Majesty,

We, your Majesty's loyal and dutiful subjects, the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Borough of New Windsor, beg leave humbly to lay before your Majesty our sincere congratulations on the Providential Escape of your Majesty from the recent atrocious attempt at Assassination aimed at your sacred person, and to assure your Majesty of our unfeigned participation in those sentiments of gratitude (the common feelings of our fellow subjects) that a merciful Providence should thus, a second time, have shielded your Majesty from the fatal consequences which might have ensued from this treasonable attack on your Majesty's valuable life.

It contemplating this horrible and detestable transaction, we are satisfied it must be viewed by all classes of your Majesty's subjects with these sentiments of disgust and exacration which it so justly merits; and that our national character will be rescued from the fouls stain of any participation in the odious and disgraceful crime, and foreign to the open and generous feelings of Britons. We confidently trust that when the offender shall have been arraigned at the Tribunal of our Country, where justice is dispensed alike to the Monarch and the People, we shall have the satisfaction to ascertain that this base attempt was the act of a desperate, but single individual, under the furious and misguided impulse of resentment for some imaginary personal suffering, and not emanating from the workings of party violence, or dictated even by the fragile plea of political wrong.

We earnestly pray that by the firm execution of the laws, aided by the good sense and unshaken loyalty of your subjects, your Majesty may be spared the annoyance and the nation avoid the disgrace of any recurrence of similar violence; and that by the blessing of Providence, your Majesty's endeavours to promote the public welfare may long continue to be supported by the zealous co-operation and cheered by the affectionate attachment of a loyal and devoted people.

Mr.Ingalton seconded the address, which was carried unanimously.

Mr.W.Jennings then said he had the greatest pleasure in moving an address to his Royal Highness Prince Albert, containing sentiments of the sincerest loyalty, which all he was sure would agree to.

The Town Clerk read the address, which was as follows:-

To His Royal Highness Prince Albert
May it please your Royal Highness,

We, Her Majesty's loyal and dutiful subjects, the Mayor, Alderman, and Burgesses of the Borough of New Windsor, beg to offer your Royal Highness the expression of those feelings of indignation and abhorrence with which the entire British people is impressed on learning that an abominable attack had been made on the sacred person of Her Majesty by the hand of an assassin.

To Her Majesty's sex and early initiation in the cares of State, to her many private virtues, and the unquestioned public integrity of Her Majesty's Government, and to her anxious and active sympathy in the sufferings of the industrious classes of her people, especially evinced on a very recent occasion, we had fondly looked as ample guarantee against the perpetration of any insult or violence directed to Her Majesty's person; and we can but regard the base act of the individual offender as a lamentable stain upon our national character and deeply disgraceful to a civilised nation.

We are at the same time gratefully sensible of the mercies extended to us by an allwise Providence in protecting Her Majesty against the fatal blow, and we are satisfied that the proverbial loyalty of all conditions of the people enjoying the mild and benignant government of Her Majesty will be roused to avert the repetition of so diabolical and treasonable an attack.

We desire to assure your Royal Highness of our unalterable attachment to Her Majesty's present Government and of our constant prayers that your Royal Highness may very long enjoy the continuance of Her Majesty's reign over a loyal, prosperous, and devoted people.

Mr.Henry Adams seconded the address, which was carried unanimously.

Mr.Banister then rose to move an address to her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, to whom the late attack on her Majesty must have caused the greatest anxiety. The Queen lived in the hearts of our people, and he was quite sure the address to the Duchess of Kent would meet with the concurrence of every one in the council. Mr.Banister then moved the following address, which was read by the Town Clerk:-

To Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent.

May it please your Royal Highness,

We, Her Majesty's loyal and dutiful subjects the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Borough of New Windsor, impressed with sentiments of the warmest respect and veneration take leave to express to your Royal Highness our utmost horror at the abominable and violent outrage offered to the sacred person of Her Majesty by a worthless and desperate assassin.

The flagitrous attempt on the life of our beloved Sovereign we regard as a matter of deep national disgrace, and we anxiously look forward to the early arraignment of the individual offender before the criminal tribunals of the country, as the means of vindicating the loyal and affectionate subjects of Her Majesty from any participation in so foul a transaction.

To the interposition of the extended mercies of a benign Providence do we feel ourselves generally indebted for Her Majesty's safety, and we fervently pray that no recurrence of treasonable atrocity may ever disturb Her Majesty's path, or stamp a stigma on the national name.

Your Royal Highness may be assured that we will ever be ready to extend the right arm of loyalty in defence of Her Majesty's person, and in support of the general tranquillity of the empire, and that we shall on all occasions be prepared to manifest our unalterable attachment to Her Majesty and Her Royal House, and to ensure to Her Majesty, to the extent of our humble endeavours, a lengthened and tranquil reign over a free, loyal, and generous people.

Mr.Berridge seconded the address, which was also carried unanimously.

Mr.Blunt moved that the addresses be engrossed and transmitted to the Secretary of State for presentation to the illustrious personages for whom they were intended, which was seconded and carried.

The council then broke up.

Suspected Murder of an Infant

On Wednesday morning an inquest was held at the Star and Garter Inn, Peascod Street, before Mr.Martin, Coroner for the Borough, on the body of a male infant child, which had been found the morning previously in the filthy black ditch near the Gas Works, by a man who was employed to clean out the ditch.

The Jury on being sworn, proceeded to view the body of the child, which was in a hamper, in a hay loft of the Star and Garter Inn.[please email me for details of this case]. It appeared to be a full grown child, and when discovered it was wrapped in a piece of plaid. On the return of the Jurors to the inquest, the following evidence was given:-

Mr.G.Pearl, House Surgeon to the Windsor Dispensary, deposed, that on the previous evening, and on that (Wednesday) morning, he had carefully examined the body of the deceased child, which was folded up in a piece of plaid. It was a male child, and had been born at the full time, and he should say that immediately after birth, from the appearances, it had been taken away and immersed. It must he thought, have been a concealment immediately after the birth, but the body was in such a state of decomposition , that he thought it was impossible to discern whether the child had been born alive or dead. The condition of the body precluded the application of the common and usual test by the attempt to float the lungs, in consequence of the decompostion of those parts.

William Bryant, a labouring man, residing at Clewer, stated that on Tuesday morning, about ten minutes after 11 o'clock, while he was employed in cleaning out the black ditch near the Gas Works, about six yards below the back of Mr.Banister's premises, he saw something swimming on the top of the water wrapped up in a piece of flannel [this it was stated by Mr.Pearl and others, was, in fact, plaid, but from its muddy appearance was supposed to be flannel]. He drew it out with his iron rake, and dropped it on the shore with the "other rubbish;" when he opened it and found it was the body of a child. He instantly informed several persons of it, and then went and meeting Mole, the policeman, he told him of the circumstances, when Mole took charge of the body. To further questions, the Witness said he had not heard of any woman who had been confined lately in that neighbourhood, neither had he any idea who the child could have belonged to.

Mole, who was present, was asked some questions by the Coroner, to which he replied that he had made enquiries and had not been able to obtain any information as to who was the mother of the child.

The Jury, in the absence of any further evidence to prove who was the child, and how it came by its death, returned a Verdict that it was "Found Dead," but owing to the state of decomposition and putrefaction in which it was, the Jury were unable to say how it came by its death, also that they were unable to say who was the mother of the child.

This is what is termed an "open" Verdict, leaving the investigation of course in the hand of the police, who have instituted a strict inquiry in the matter, but hitherto unsuccessfully.

Windsor Police - Monday

[Before J.Clode, Esq.(Mayor), and R.Tebbott, Esq.]

Eliza McDowall was charged by the police on suspicion of being among the crowd on Windsor bridge on Saturday evening during the Eton Regatta with intent to commit felony.

It appeared that she was watched by a policeman, who from her conduct entertained a strong suspicion that her object was to pick pockets, and he on consequence took her into custody. However, it did not appear that she ever succeeded in that intention, and no person came forward to prefer any complaint the magistrates reprimanded her and then discharged her.

Charles Howard was charged with being drunk and disorderly , but on a promise of amendment he was suffered to go about his business.

Mery Giddins was also charged with being drunk and disorderly , and with walking the streets at an improper hour at night. On her promise to leave Windsor she was liberated.

Daniel Jewett was charged by Clarke, a policeman, on suspicion of stealing a bracket clock.

Clarke stated that he saw the prisoner about half-past one o'clock in the morning with a parcel wrapped up and stopped him, and on examining the parcel he found it contained a bracket clock which was still going. He gave an unsatisfactory account of the matter in which he became possessed of it, and witness took him to the station-house. There were also found on his person several small new tools, such as a bradawl, gimblet, &c. The door of the clock opening to the back of the works was locked, and the prisoner had no key to open; and under the circumstances the witness had no doubt it had been stolen. The clock was produced, and was still going. It was apparently a very excellent one, the case being of mahogany inlaid with brass.

The prisoner to various questions put to him by the magistrates, gave the following account of himself and the clock. He said the clock was his own, and he had travelled with it from Bristol, where he purchased the duplicate of it, and redeemed it from pledge; he could not tell the name of the person of whom he bought the duplicate, nor the name or place of residence of the pawnbroker. He could not tell the name of the place he had lodged while at Bristol. When he was apprehended by Clarke he was on his way to his mother, who lived at Stanwell. He had worked for Mr.Thompson a bricklayer, at Bristol, but could not tell in what street that person lived.

The magistrates said there was little doubt the clock was stolen, and they therefore remanded the prisoner, and desired the police to make the necessary enquires for the owner.

George Woodruff was charged by Mr.Bailey, the relieving overseer, with deserting his wife and five children, and leaving them chargeable to the parish of New Windsor.

Mr.Bailey said the prisoner left his wife and family on the 24th December, after which he (witness) occasionally relieved them, but ever since the 21st of May they had been maintained in the Windsor Union House.

The prisoner in his defence said he was not able to maintain himself much more his wife and family. He had been a butcher, and had 15s a week besides his board, and had allowed his wife the whole of his wages until she had got him out of his employment. He had lived also in Barton Street, Long Acre, where he kept a beer-shop.

Mr.Gillman said it was a very respectable shop.

Mr.Bailey said the prisoner had been in custody before for deserting his family, and was let off on his undertaking to make an allowance to his wife. The warrant had been out ever since last December.

Mr.Lovegrove said he knew the prisoner had been latterly jobbing about in London, and that he was earning very little money.

The prisoner, to a question by the Magistrates, said he had given his wife 50s since he was up the last time.

Mr.Bailey - There has been a reward offered for him in the Hue and Cry of Two Guineas. This was a very bad case, for the prisoner had been living with another woman, who is known in Windsor by the name of "Spittal Bounce" in the neighbourhood of Oxford Street.

After some further conversation, Mr.Bailey requested that the prisoner should be remanded in order to take his examination as to the place of his settlement, for he did not belong to Windsor.

He was accordingly remanded.

[Before Sir John Chapman and Robert Tebbott, Esq.]

James Money was charged with assaulting his wife, Anne Money. The case was not formally gone into, but from what appeared it was evident that the lady was in the wrong, inasmuch as without reasonable excuse when her spouse (the defendant) who was in the "black diamond" line, and had been nearly twenty years in the employ of Messrs.Jennings, wanted a clean shirt to appear decent in he generally found plenty of dirty shirts, and the clean ones placed in the affectionate care of his wife, and other peoples amicable "uncle." This was what he had to complain of because he said "she had no call" to do such a thing, and in his anger he committed the assault in question.

The magistrates were unwilling that the evidence should be taken for it would certainly be the worse for both of them, and after some suitable advice to the wife not to visit her "uncle" so frequently and mortgage her husband's shirts; and to the husband not to allow his temper to get the better of him, they stopped the case. As the parties were leaving, Sir J.Chapman said "Mrs.Money now go home and shake hands and be friends."

Mrs.M shook her head but said nothing; though it was as solemn a shake as ever Lord Burleigh gave, and there might be "something in it."

John Anderson was charged with selling false cards of the races for this day.

The prisoner it appears was one of the persons who obtain cards of the races to which the names of the printers are fraudulently put, and thereby deceive every person who purchase them. In this case the prisoner was offering cards for sale pretending they were official when they were wrong in almost every particular, and had evidently been hastily and imperfectly printed for sale and not for use. The names of the Windsor printers were surreptitiously used.

The magistrates after reprimanding the prisoner, who seemed terribly frightened and cried like a child at the situation in which he had placed himself, consented to discharge him, but ordered the false cards to be detained.

The fellow was excessively joyful at his escape.

Daniel Jewett was again brought up on suspicion of felony in stealing a bracket clock, but as no additional evidence had been procured he was again remanded.

Wm.Richards was charged with having gone into the eating house of Mr.George Rayner and partaking of a good meal and then having no funds to defray the expense incurred.

The magistrates were unable to deal with the case and discharged the accused.

Woodruff was again brought up for deserting his wife and children and leaving them chargeable to the Windsor Union. He was committed to the Borough gaol for 14 days.

The Eton Fourth of June Regatta

The annual fete, which was celebrated on Saturday evening last, attracted a more than usually large number of spectators to the bank of the Thames, from Windsor to Surly Hall, than we have witnessed upon any former occasion. This may perhaps be accounted for by the two towns literally filled with visitors (anticipatory of the Ascot races), from all parts of the country. From an early hour of the day till six o'clock in the evening carriages filled with nobility and gentry from Oxford, Cambridge, and the metropolis, and the adjacent towns (and many from the north of the Tweed) several of whom were old Etonians, continued to arrive, and long before seven o'clock, the hour appointed for the boats to leave the Brocas for Old Surly, the banks of the Thames were densely crowded with equestrians and pedestrian of all grades - from the peer down to the not over-scrupulous thimble rigger, and others of a similar calling, who attended, as a matter of course, to profitably while away the time until the races on Tuesday. The admirable arrangements, however, made by the superintendent of the Windsor police, and the high constable of the town, effectually prevented them taking anything by their motions.

At seven o'clock the boats, richly ornamented with appropriate banners (preceded by the band of the Royal House guards, blue) started in the following order to Surly Hall, where the crews, and their numerous friends, partook of a splendid cold collation, with the usual champagne and claret accompaniments :-

1. The Ten-oar (the Monarch) manned as follows:- Messrs. Richards (stroke oar), Wolley, ma., Fellowes, ma., Crastor, Radford, Heygate, Hulse, Clive, Harkness, ma., and Mount, Whitmore, steerer.

2. The Victory :- Messrs. Taxe (stroke oar), Courteney, Pepys, Codrington, Sir M.S.Stewart, Woodbridge, ma., Lord Henley, and Townley, ma., Viscount Belgrave, steerer.

3. The Prince of Wales. - Messrs. Stapleton (stroke oar), Dack, ma., Harkness, mi, Bill, Speke, Peel, ma., Lambton, and Peel, mi., Smith, ma., steerer.

4. The Britannia (first lower boat) - Messrs Ffolliott, Lestrange, Sutton, ma., Turton, Burton, Babington, Wilson, and Calthorpe. Lord Cecil, steerer.

5. The Dreadnought. - Messrs. Mosely, Luttrell, Hyett, Lomax, Lyon, Lord Burghley, Myers, and Woodbridge, ma. Hon.Mr.Finch, steerer.

6. The Thetis .- Messrs. Foster, Saltmarsh, Leewarner, ma., Lord Dunkellin, Baillie, ma., Lord Dufferin, Magniae, and Kendall. Mr.Harvey, steerer.

7. The Etonian.- Messrs. Smyth, Blanchard, Etthelstan, Ernst, Adlington, Brooks, Pearce, Midjelly[?]. Hawthorn, steerer.

The boats returned to Windsor shortly before nine o'clock, when a splendid display of fireworks took place from the eyot above the bridge, which lasted till near ten, when the Etonians returned to the College, and the immense assemblage dispersed.

During the whole of the evening the band of the 15th regiment was stationed on the point of land called "the Cobbler" below bridge, and performed martial and lively airs until the conclusion of the fete.

During the display of fireworks, one of the Eton scholars, while standing up in a boat with his hat off hurraing, was struck violently on the head by the descending stick of a rocket, which had just been let off, and which inflicted a severe wound. He instantly landed, and had medical assistance. Fortunately the injury was not of a very serious character.

Egham, Saturday, June 11.

In pursuance of a requisition most numerously signed, addressed to Mr.William Clode and Mr.Henry Mills, churchwardens of this parish, requesting them "to convene a meeting of the parishioners, to express their most heartfelt joy and thankfulness at the providential escape of our beloved Queen from the late wicked and atrocious attack, and to adopt and present dutiful and loyal Addresses to her Majesty, his Royal Highness Prince Albert, and her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent," the meeting was held on Monday in the Vestry Room and was well attended.

Matthias Gilbertson, Esq., proposed, and Captain Storer seconded the motion, that the Rev.W.H.Biederman, Vicar of the parish, take the Chair, which was agreed to.

The Rev.Vicar having read the Requisition addressed to the Churchwardens, concluded by proposing that an Address of Congratulation be presented to her Majesty. The following Address was then read from the Chair:-

"To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.

"May it please you Majesty,

"We, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Vicar, Churchwardens, and Inhabitants of the Parish of Egham, beg humbly to approach your Majesty, to express our abhorrence and indignation at the late treasonable attempt against your Majesty's sacred person, and our unfeigned sentiments of joy and congratulation on your Majesty's happy preservation from the danger to which your Majesty has been exposed.

"Attached to your Majesty by every feeling of loyal and affectionate devotion, we acknowledge with deep humility the interposition of all-wise and gracious Providence which has protected your Majesty from the foul and wicked designs of an assassin, and we fervently pray to Almighty God that he continue to bless and protect a life so truly dear to this nation."

Matthias Gilbertson, Esq., proposed that the Address just read be adopted.

Christopher John Clarke, Esq., seconded the Address, which was unanimously agreed to.

William Clode, Esq., proposed, seconded by Mr.Henry Mills, the following Address, which was agreed to:-

"To His Royal Highness Prince Albert.

"May it please your Royal Highness

"We, her Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Vicar, Churchwardens, and Inhabitants of the Parish of Egham, beg to offer your Royal Highness the expression of our warmest and most sincere congratulation that it has pleased Almighty God to protect our beloved Queen from the great peril to which her Majesty has recently been exposed.

"We are deeply grateful for this merciful interposition of Providence, and we earnestly pray that His protecting arm may ever be cast round our most gracious Queen and your Royal Highness, and that her Majesty may long be permitted to reign over her devoted and loyal subjects."

Matthias Gilbertson, Esq., proposed, seconded by C.C.Wetton, Esq., the following Address to the Duchess of Kent, which was agreed to.

"To Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent.

"May it please your Royal Highness

"We, her Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Vicar, Churchwardens, and Inhabitants of the Parish of Egham, beg to offer your Royal Highness, our earnest congratulations on the providential escape of her Majesty from the foul and traitorous attack of an assassin.

"We feel deeply the kind interposition of Divine Providence in protecting our beloved Queen from the imminent danger which she has recently been exposed.

"And we fervently pray that her Majesty may long be spared to reign over a loyal and devoted people."

Capt.Storer moved, and the Rev.A.G.Hopkins seconded a vote of thanks to the Rev.Chairman, which was carried, and the Chairman having returned his thanks the meeting separated.

High Wycombe, Saturday June 11.

Town Council - Address to the Queen

A meeting of the town council was convened by the Mayor on Wednesday, when the following congratulatory address to our gracious and beloved Sovereign was unanimously adopted. Our respected members G.H.Dashwood, Esq., and Captain Bernal are to present it.

"To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.

"May it please you Majesty,

"We, the Mayor, Aldermen, and Councillors of the ancient borough of Chepping Wycombe, in the county of Buckingham, in council assembled, beg leave humble to approach your Majesty, and with the most sincere loyalty to express our abhorrence of the recent treasonable attempt against the life of your Majesty. We desire to offer our heartfelt congratulations to your Majesty that it has pleased Divine Providence to bless your loyal subjects by protecting your invaluable life, and we humbly pray that your Majesty may be long preserved to extend your royal influence over the welfare and liberties of the great empire."