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Had 1 fafecinatefl yon against luy wili I would fr*l e?
Irtinrlf unrcy for it Think utf the ?ufl?H?vp? *f other* ? I ,
have often endured much in nilcuce B? uot M e^otirti- I
cnl as to afflict i>i tn.ul.lv a person whout you profit*!
to Iotc : t hi* Is unnatural an J unjust Do not complain (
oi Mm tlrote ? lie i h one of your boat friend*, aud Is a j
priKtcut woman .Mie Hj.oke m much as *ho could in ;
your favur. but lie cuunot conipW me to mirry you, nor j
should you de-ire >t Oo und ? ilrs Mri-ey; aha desires i
your -visit" Von i|?|>cal. yourself. to the memory of my 1
mother, and I do kcunu. Do not aflliot ine any lander I
with your utrti'i,;.1 couduct. Yours. sincerely.
J. 0. UAMBLK I
j? H. ? I returned just now from No. 4t>; your name j
haft been Mention -d there but owe. and Mr. M. h<is not
changed from li - liint declaration. I assure you that
you have Hot in tin an enemy
THiTlMONV OK M188 OAJIUI.K.
After the reading of Mill Gamble's letters, the
President of the court addressed Miss < I amble.
President ? When you entered the hou.se, and the
?Mirier a->kcd whether the Inteudaut was iu, did you
see Cavallari '
Answer ? I did not see Cavallari until I was up
?tair.s; becau**, when this mau went for the Inten
iljmt, 1 remained in my couch.
President ? What did Cavallari say when he saw
you entering t ho house 1
Answer ? 1 do not remember.
President ? V our courier, did ho give you a note
written with peucil 1
Answer ? Yes; but I could not discover the mean
ing.
President ? The courier says that when vou re
ceived the said note, you took it and laughnd ?
Answer ? I swear it to be false. (Here Miss
Gamble put her right hand on the Bible.)
President (to tltccourier) ? Do you hoar the depo
sition of Miss (iuinble !
Answer ? Vaunoud ascertained that she was a
little snrpri.-ed at that note, and whilo in tho house
of the Ungli.-li Consul, Miss (Jnnible prohibited him
from mentiouiiur her having been iu tho house of
Mr. Wikoff.
Miss (iumhle ? It is a falsehood; I swear it is uot
true.
It being five o'clock, the eourt adjourned till seven
o'clock of the .-ante evening. -
7 o'clock, P. M.? The trial was continued, all tho
persons interested being present. Tho crowd was
larger than iu tho morning.
TESTIMONY OK M.VKIA BENNET.
The first witness was Maria Bennet, who gavo
by meatus of an interpreter, the following answers to
tne President : ? My name is Maria Bennot,daugh
tor of tny living; father James; I was born iu Fair
Lay, England; I reside in Loudon, and was passing
through Genoa; l'am thirty years old; atn thj
travelling companion of Miss Gamblo; I am not
married. Being invited to tuke the oaths, and in
formed of fhe imitortunco of the act, she was sworn
according to the English custom. The lawyer, Ca
bella, asked tho President if he had anv objection
to employing, as interpreter, Siguor l'arodi, who
hud no iutorvst with the defendant.
President ? [The president has tho power of call
ing tho interpreters ho wishes] ? I do not bolievo
that a quart-el will bo the result of that.
The defendant complied, and the presidont, by
tho above named interpreter, interrogated the wit
ness.
President? Do you remember to have, on the
morning of the tiftoonth November, accompanied
your mistress in any house 1
Yes. sir.
Presidont? Tell us all that you did on that ocoa
fion.
iShe told me to accompany her.
President? Before going, did you know where
you were to bo coudueted ;
No. sir.
President? What was the motive which condttcod
you there 1 To hare a passport.
President ?To whoso nousc were you conducted 1
To a largo house which I learnt, the day after, from
Mi-* Gamble, watt the house of the Russian Consul.
President ? Do you remember who first camo to
your encounter at your arrival 1 A tall man called
Pietro.
President? That one t (pointing to Cavallari.) I
believe ho is tlie one.
President? The courier, was he with yon ? Ye?.
Presideut ? Who of you went out first 1 The
Courier.
President ? What was the motive"! I don't know,
but I su|>j><v<e he wished to look for the house to
which he desired to go.
President? Did auy other go out besides the
courier? The courier only; we then left the car
riage, aud entered together with Miss Gamble to the
house.
President ? Who did you find! I did not sec any
Other person than Pietro.
President ? What did ho say to you? He intro
duced us into a parlor, and auked for tho party who
wished to hare a passport.
President (addressing Cavallari) ? What do you
fay. Pietro, to that evidence? I asked for the pass
port, according to the orders of my master, who
*aid. "Tell the shortest ol'the two ladies who wants
to sign i he pMBBOft. to come in."
President (to Maria Bennet) ? What did you do
after? M is* introduced, and 1 was following
her, when Cavallari told me to stay outside of the
door.
Presnion'? The courier, was he present! les,
sir.
President? Tell us what happened. I stopped,
Waiting lor the orders of my mistress, ^ when the
courier told me to go out, and return in au hour
after, which 1 did, with the courier.
President ? What time did you stay in that house
from your arrival until your departure? Not more
than tire minutes.
I'rcsidcut? Did you hear at that time any rumor
?r whinner? No, sir.
President ? After an hour had elapsed, did you
return? No. wo ex]>ended an hour in returning to
the iniu.-e, and then the courier descended from the
carriage, telling me to stay in it. for he was going
to execute some orders given by Miss Wamble; after
it lapse of ten minutes, he returned, and told me to
go an hour later, but I represented to him that it
would be better for me to go to the hotel; that he
would then be alone to take back Misa Gamble, and
I entered the hotel.
President ? Did the courier enter the hotel after
wards? When I was in the hotel, the courier
departed, and a short time afterwards he returned
and told me tha< the mistress would soon be success
ful, and immediately a.-ked for some dresses for ray
mistress, because she wished to stay out of tho
house. *W't therefore she desired to have her cham
bermaid with her.
Pres.? (To Mi*s Gamble) ? Did you order the
courier to go and take some of tho*: effects ?
No, sir.
Pres. ? (To I he eonrier) ? Who gave you the
?l'der to go for the dresses ? Pietro.
Pres.? (To Marin Bonnet) ? When you fftw Miss
Gamble again, what did she say to you ? Nothing,
at first . but at midday she told nio that she had
been locked in that house; that a plot hud been
formed agaiust her, and she wax retained till two
er three o'clock in the morning; she did not say
unv more, but I knew afterwards what had occur
red in the house of the English Consul; and she
-aid also to me that Wikutl threatened her with a
pistol.
Pres. ? Do you know what kind of relations exist
ed between Miss Gamble and Mr. Wikoff ? I know
that they had relations, and I will say that, on one
evening, t ho courier told Miss Gamble, in Turin,
that a Miss Austiiie, her friend, was in the samo
hotel, desiring to see her; but I knew that circum
stance in Genoa, when in the house of the Euglish
Consul, that all was a fable.
Pres. ? On the morning, when Mi?fl Gamble ar
vived at the Cross of Malta, what was the appear
ance of Yannoud ! I did not see him before eleven
o'clock l'. M.; but I knew he arrived at four o'clock,
and he said to me nothing about tho matter.
Wikoff here asked permission to speak to the
witness through the interpreter Develaseo.
Granted by the President. He thus interrogated
Maria Hennct : ?
Wikoff? 1 >o j ou remember when we met at the
*?t. Bernard : Yes.
Do von remember that I accompanied you
toMartinon ! Yes. We were ou two mules, and ]
Mr. Wikoff was in a rhnr-a-btntc.
Had we dinner together ? Yes.
Do you remember that wc staid together, for a
weak, at Auchv ? Yes. sir; at the same hotel.
Do von rofiHMnbvT tlisit I wau going to take a walk
with Mis* Gamble ? Yes; at one time.
Do you remember that Miss Gamble told mo to go
to another hotel at Geneva ? I remember that it
was not her wish to go in the same hotel; vet you
departed. Maying that your effects wero with hers.
Do you remember that I accompanied you from
Anchy to Geneva ! Yes.
Devon remember that, for a week, you found
me, Iftr-n-tHf. with Miss Gamble, in her room, when
you was in yours 1 1 remember that circumstance.
Do y?n remember that she was very familiar with
mc ? "I know that Miss (iambic would not like to
hoar a word of a marriage withyou.
Examined by tho lawyer Cabclla, by the inter
preter I'arodi i?
At what jioiioddid these tacts happen ? When we
tvore ?t Auc'iv and Geneva.
Cnbella? Did you hear Mis (.amble tell Wikoff
to leave her and to depart ? I uni sure that I hoard
that several time 4.
The iii ond witness. Maria llavwood, was then
v.i lied him) inle> rog'i1 rd, tl' ? " ii ; 1 1 i ' iuti i[.'cicr i?
I e, II. IOVY OK M \ 1U K IHRWOOn
My name is M. Garwood, daughter of .1 im" - Ilnr
wood; I w.i. born in Yorkshire. Knglntnl; lam now
? event v v-.u- old, and hoie opener to Mirs Gam
ble, now pa -ing through this city.
After ha\ in# been sworn, a' Hiding to tn t''"g
iilish custom. waseHamined by the President.
President ? Are you informed that, on the loth
dav of la<it November, something hap|>enod your
mistress ? On the l?th #f that month the courier
\ sonuud came to my room and told me that he had
lost his jiashport, or that it hail been stolen; I went
jo Miss Gamble and informed her of it.
When you went to the room of your mistrOM was
the rentier behiud yvu*
Prosideut ? What did ho ur? I da not know, for
metres* ordered uie to go and Wring hor dre?, M?h#
wad going out.
Pmiiknt ? Did Miss (iambi* spontaneously offer
to go with the courier ? It seeuied that it was her
intention.
President ? Did the courior remark that he should
bo obliged to go (o Turin to obtaiu h j >a r( 1 Ho
told me that fact in m.r room
President ? At what o'clock did 7011 loa*o tho ho
tel 1 1 am not sum; I believe it was between twelvo
and one o'elock of the day.
President ? Do you know whore he Wns going T I
do not know, but he took his letters of credit.
President ? When your mistress bad g?no out, at
what tiuiedid you see tho oourier! Between two
aud three, when ] was diuing, 1 Maw the courier ;tnd
inquij-i-d for my iiiint re^<<; lie answored that she had
not came, and that Mho was in the house of tho wife
of tho (Sovernor, and that ho was going to fetch her
in an hour; he told 1110, ufter some time, that abo
wished to hate her object* of toilet, for she was to
pass tho night in a country house; 1 gathered some
things, and although tho courier was opposed to it
I wanted to go with him, and to wish an adieu to
Marie Itenuoi ; that departure from the hotel took
place about three or four o'clock, P. M ; in parting, I
wished to advise the hotel keeper, bub the courier
did not desiro it, saying to ino that all had bcou set
tled.
President (]>oiriting to Vannoud) ? What have
you to say a* to that last circumstance'! Vannoud
? 1 do not reuicmbor to have so tqiokou to the house
keeper.
President ? Do you remember to have said that
Miss (iamblo would not go that night to her hotel?
1 do not remember.
President ? Is it true that you made an opposition
to the housekeeper, who wanted to bring herself tho
dresses to her mistress? D is not true, on tho con
trary, 1 said that mistress waa to be married.
President ? (Addressing Mrs. Hanrood, through
the interpreter) ? Is it true that Vannoud told you
that your mistress was to be married? Ho told ino
so in the carriage, for I asked him whore he was
going, and lie told mo that my mistress was in tho
house of Mr. WikofF, and that they were boing mar
ried; I replied, that I should never have supposed
that, and I should prevent it, even at the altar. At
the same time we arrived at the bouse of an ambas
sador; I believe the door of it was opened, but tho
one which lead to the rooms was shut; a tall man
opened it, and aftor some time, ho introduced me
into the parlor, whore Mr. Wikoff was; my mistress
having heard my voice, cawo to me and threw her
self, crying, into my arms.
President ? Did you see him when you went in?
Yes.
President? Where did the courier go? He accom
panied me to the door, where he left me, and I did
not sec him any more.
The courier hero asked permission to speak. The
President having granted it, he said: ?
I entered, bringing a bag, into a small saloon
with her, whore Miss (iambic was seated; 1 stato to
having entered the small saloon with Mrs. Harwood,
and swear that she said to me that she was very
much pleased with that marriago.
President ? (To Mrs. Harwood) ? When Mr. Wikoff
saw vou what did he say of Miss Gamble? Ho told
me tliat my miatross was exceedingly happy, and at
the same time, he took her by the arm, but she did
not leave my arms. Miss Gamble Wishcd.to spoak,
but Mr. Wikoff did not permit her, but in going out
of the parlor, she told me that he had threatened
her with a pistol, and she was obliged to write a pro
mise of marriage.
President ? When you first saw your mistress, were
you a little frightened! She threw herself i* my
arms.
President? At the same time did something happen
between Wikoff and Miss Gamble? Miss Gamble and
myself prayed Mr. Wikoff to let us go out, but ho
did not aesire to go, and said he bad another pistol
for us both.
Wikoff? I beg your pardon, President, that is not
true.
Mrs. Harwood affirmed thatit was, and added that
she was threatened to be tied by the legs, and to bo
thrown into tho corner.
President ? Did you see whother Wikoff had a
pistol? I saw him showing pistols to my mistress; I
told him that he was afraid to shoot, and we sought
immediately to go out.
Interrogated by Wikoff? Was it true that Miss
Gamble was eating? She was taking soup.
Did the fact relative to the fire-tongs happen whon
you were with them? I was present whon he threw
'them out of the window, aud he wanted to set lire
to the curtains.
President? What was the appearance of Wikoff,
had he passed the hand round the neck of your mis
tress? He elosed her mouth and mine together, in
order that we should not call any aid.
Wikoff ? 1 beg your pardon, M. President, that is
not true, on the contrary 1 retired to the contiguous
room, to observe, without, being discovered, her rage,
and I saw that the witness was occupied in drcssiug
the hair of Miss (iambic.
Miss Gamble here rose from her chair, and nutting
her hand ujion the holy evangelists, said, with vehe
mence:? 1 swear that Mr. Wikoff docs not speak the
truth.
President? (To Mrs. Harwood) ? Did yon see when
Miss Gamble threw a letter through tho window!
Yes.
President ? Have you understood that Wikoff sai 1
tliht he had done all he could for a man who lived in
the same house, and an enemy to Miss Gamble, and
jhat he was going from one room to another, feign
ing to sneak upon that subject? Prom time to time
1 saw Mr. Wikoff going out of the room, and pre
tending to si>cak to a person to ask il' we could de
part.
The President asked whother, before Wikoff showed
tho pistol, he made her feel in the jnicket of his pan
taloons ? He told me to touch the pistol.
President ? How was it that Wikoff determined to
let you go out ? He believed that it was time
to let us go when he saw mistress fainting, thinking
she was going to die.
President? l)o you know that, in Turin, the
courier bad announced to your mistress that Miss
Austine was iu the city ? Yes, sir ; but it was
not true.
President ? Did not the courier pay to you that he
saw tho chambermaid of Miss Austine going to the
room in which you found Mr. Wikoff ? Yes.
President ? For what reason did Wikoff tell you
to engage your mistress to go to him? Ho
asked me that, but I answered that if Miss Gamble
was very sick, it would be her death to go ; then I
went to my mistress, who declared that nothing on
caith cvuid prevent ber tK>cingv him Vf&r? leaving
the hotel ; he answered that lie Waiiieu to her
before eleven o'clock P. M. at any price, and having
reported that to iny mistress, she gave a little note
for Mr. Wikoff. who took it, read it, and threw it on
the floor ; the note was not scaled, and was written
with a pencil, but I do not know what it contained.
President ? Have you thought, from the conduct
of the courier, that he had taken a jtart in that af
fair ? 1 had no suspicion until we went, for the
iirst time, to the door of the English Consul.
President ? Did the courier speak to you often of
the existing connection? between your mistress and
Mr. Wikoff? No, he did not; but at Turin he
said to me that if Wikoff bail married my mistress
she would have been happier.
Lawyer Cahclla asked if Miss Gamble had not ta
ken the food prepared for her ! The soup was
brought when I was not with her, but she took three
or four spoonfuls of broth.
Interrogated by Mr. Wikoff. to say whether
she had eaten bread! 1 saw her taking a small
piece.
Interrogated if she remembered to have met him
in Switzerland, anil to have declared that Mi>s
Gamble avowed she had for him some affection ?
It is tine that he said he did not know whether she
loved him: but she had only a small esteem for hiin.
Interrogated by Mr. Wikoff, if it were not true
that, at Geneva, you were sent for to join your
mistress because she wanted to sec mc ? It is true
that I came to loll him that Miss (iambic wanted
to speak to him for the last time; lie a-ked ine it'
my mistress was always angry at his answers; I
told hiui it would be better not to come.
interrogated whether she bad advised her mis
tress to marry him. she nnawcred, "In Switzerland
she often said that she believed it was a good
marriatre."
TESTIMONY OP ARVTA (iEKOLAMO.
Arata UeTolatno, born at I'ortoferio, residing in
Genoa, a cook, 8-1 year* old. and in the scrvieo of
the Rufoian Consul, niter IroTing been sworn, said
what ho knew of the affair. lie was the gnardian
of the house of the Ilupsian Consul, tliut ha
ving been informed that the apartments h?<l been
let to an Englishman, he put the house in order; he
knew, by Cuvalluri. that an Englishman was to oc
cupy it immediately: and an bour* after, I saw from
the window of the kitchen n carriage, which
stopped at the portico: after that, Mr Wtkoff asked
for paper, ink and n peu: I saw n pistol in the pocket
of the gcntlemun; he went out to transact some
private afl'airs; when 1 eamo again, 1 was called hy
i ho lady oft ho French Consul, who wished to know
what was the noi;o which tool; place in the hott-e.
I told her that I did not know anything about
it; ami that Cuvallari an id to me that Mi
Humble lad thrown the tiro tongs through
the window, and had broken a gla J". 1 heard some
unj'vy word:- in the piulor wl> re tin muster was.
but he did not spisik loud; n I < 1 > ? ? > n o'clo !; M..
I was bringing firewon I for ill j1i.hn>n, when I . >w
twnlnilicM nndt he gentleman walking alone; litter, the
courit r introduced them into the parlor, where the
gentleman reo nested them to sit down, and I saw
t lie youuge&t kissing the older; 1 saw the younger
kneel, and raiecdl.y the gentleman; 1 askcti of C;t
vallari what n'.'ts the tnentiing of thai comedy. and
he tolit me tliut foi a long time Miss (iambic had
been ridiculing the gentleman, and that she pro
mised now to marry him. and lie wanted not to
leave her. for il he should succeed in obtaining her
consent, and spending ihe night with lier, sho would
be obliged to mnrrv him; after that I went to bed
till one o'clock in thr morning, and at two 1 saw the
two ladies going out with thc? gentleman ?od Ca
' HtiUli, I fcwwwsa '14 llwjwrv tHlU lUO COHtW,
he added that be did not know why CavaiUri m(M
him Piotro. for h? learned that, aftor tho/ hod gone
to the hotel of Corona di Kerro, for on the morning,
they wore not in the hoiu?.
Th u witneee had boon arnwtad on tho 15th of No
vember, a.? an accomplice of Wikoff; hut by a sen
tence of the tribunal he whi dL*-bargt?d.
Several other witnesses, proprietors of hotels in
Genoa, addod nothing to the first deposition, and
whoso testimony was not interesting on that ques
tion. (I rosso Ago*ino was tvalloil, in the quality of
a gunsmith, said that the pistol shown to him mea
sured 80 oentimetre*, and was a dangerous weapon.
The sitting closed at eleven o'clock I*. M . , and tho
trial wa.? adjourned.
Fkbbcary 10, 10 A.M.? When the door was
opened, the Judges, the i'ublie Minister, the counsel
for tho prosecutrix and prisononi, and the accused,
were at their |*?Bt. The plaintiff was seated on the
bench appropriated for the witnes.-es. Tho crowd
was immense.
The English Consul was called as a witness by the
prosecutiou, when tho lawyer Maurixio asked to
speak. and the President granted him permission,
lie contended that tho English Consul could not be
hoard, and that he could not read a letter sent by
Mi^s (iambic, which would not bo conformable
with the formality proscribed by article IWI of tho
code.
The counsel Cabella said that those doouments
were communieatod in time, for tho names of the
witnesses were indicated several days before, and
the documents and interrogatories had Ween pre
sented at oleven o'clock on tho day before, l'he
prosecution could thou produce their documents be
fore the tribunal. The disposition of tho law could
not bo annulled. Ho invoked tho discrotionary
power of tho President. The Publiu Minister argued
in the same manner, and the tribunal decided that
the judges should go into the council room, and
look at the documents produced by tho prosocution.
The tribunal retired, and in an hour at'torwards re
entered the court, anu read the ordiuance, dated the
8thin.it., by which tho English (ionsul had the right
to read the documents.
Tho English Consul, having been sworn, was in
terrogated through nn interpreter ? My name i
Timothous Brown; I am sixty-four years old. and
am the English Consul in Genoa.
President ? Do you know Mr. Wikoff? Yes.
President ? How long! Four months.
President ? What is tho moral churaoter of that
person! Detestable.
l'residont ? How do you know it?
A. ? 1 deduced my opinion from his conduct to
wards Miss Gnmble, and from other information.
President ? Do you know whether ho had any
employment oc a chargo from the English govern
ment!
A. ? I am not sure; but T believe ho had not, for
I spoke of him to the English Ambassador, who told
mo it was impossible.
President ? After that event botween Mr. Wikoff
and Miss tiamblo, did you not try to effect some ar
rangements through tho medium of tho American
Consul!
A. ? Yes, sir.
President ? Tell us all you know about that pro
position.
A. ? Desiring that the name of Miss Gamble
should not bo exposed before tho public, I wanted
to inako Wikoff lea vo tho country.
President ? Did Wikoff refuse?
A. ? He did not refuse; but a long delay ensued,
on tho pnrt of the Amorican Consul, tho affair hap
pened to be known, and it was too late; I called
afterwards at the house of the Attorney (Jeneral, to
speak to him of that evcat, but he told me it was
too late.
President ? In tho attompts you made, what wero
the opinions you had?
A. ? I was persuaded that Wikoff wanted to steal,
by love or by force, the fortuno of Miss Gnmblo.
At this point the accused spoke and justlfiod his
conduct and his position, by offering some lettors
from Lord Palmorston and other distinguished per
sons. which proved a strung intimacy with those
gentlemen.
Mr. Wikoff having called for his defonco another
witness, tho Americun Consul appeared iu full uni
foim, and being interrogated, answered thus
TESTIMONY OP GEORGE 0. BECK Kit .
My name is George G. Bccker, son of Daniel Beck
er; am 52 years old, and aui Consul for tlie United
States in Genoa. He was duly sworn.
The President put to liiui some questions through
an interpreter.
President ? Do you know Mr. Wikoff and Miss
Gauiblo 1 I know Mr. Wikoff and Miss Gamble
since last November.
President ? Do you know whether somo amorous
relations existed betweem them ? I know only what
lie said to mo about that, and what 1 saw in the
letter written by an English lady, which Wikoff had
in his possession.
President? Say what vou know about the event.
Mr. Wikoff, before being arrested, came to
the Consulate and told a long history, which
persuaded me that some relations existed be
t ween him and Miss (iambic; Miss (Iambic also
spoke to me about thai matter, and I was persuaded
by her that relations had existed between them.
Mr. Wikoff asked the Consul, if, on the first even
ing he interposed to amicably terminate the affair,
and that the English Consul refused and seut Miss
(iambic out of the room ? The first evening I saw
Miss Gamble in the house of the English Consul, I
thought that she desired to terminate amicably that
nfiiiir, but the Bajgliflh Consul WqUMttd Miss (Jum
ble to go out; on the following day I had with him
an interview, with a view to terminate the affair.
Wikoff asked if he did not remember that Miss
Gamble had said that she would use her exertions
in order that he should not be imprisoned! Miss
Gamble lias always manifested the desire to amica
bly conclude the matter, and not let him be impri
soned.
Wikoff? Do you remember that the English Con
sul visited him, at the desiro of Miss Gamble!
Yes, sir.
Wikoff? Do you remember that the English Con
sul said, in his presence, that he had changed hi*
opinion when he hud seen him ' Yes.
Wikoff? Do you remember that tho English Con
sul showed a slight favorable opinion for Mis* Gam
ble? I ask if I can bo obligod to speak about what
the English Consul stated without compromising
him with his friends? (The English Consul knits
his brows, and listened with the greatest attention.)
President ? You arc obliged to answer.
Wikoff then asked if he did not remember that the
Engli.-h Consul said that she was a fool, and that he
would be a greater fool to marry her? II o expressed
that opinion in presence of numerous persons.
WlKVff as'ked if he did not pereeivc that Miss
Gamble WA8 dft.iy in changing her sentiments from
one moment to another: 1 had some interviews
with Miss Gambia; she was very feeble; and I found
her one day favorable, and another not so much ao;
but on the particular subject of the marriage, alio
always . aid that she had never said i-he would marry
him, and she never changed her mind on that fact;
but on one or two occasions she ^aid that she hud
promised to marry him, if her friends approved.
Wikoff ? Do you remember that Miss Gamble said
to you that 1 had threatened her? She complained
to have been compelled to write tho obligation, but
sh? did not say anything about baring been threat
ened.
Wikoff? I thank yon, sir.
The prosecutor'* counsel made several interroga
tions to the American Consul, as to the fact of the
written obligation, nnil other particular eonvcrsa
tionsVpoken of before. Then a short dialogue fol
lowed hetween Wikoff and Mis# (iambic, on the
affair of the obligation in the Consul's house; aud,
after home angry words had been exchanged between
tbrm. Miss (iambic said to Wikoff, with energy,
" Yes, what I have said is true, aud you arc a i?er
jurer. a liar, and a vile man."
Lawvcf Cabclla read some documents, invoking
the ordinance of the tribunal.
Lawyer Or.-ini opposed this ordinance, which dc
clarcd that the extorted promise was of no effect ;
and n^ked for the restitution of the letters of credit;
also the letters sent bv M.Smith to I^ondon, and
that the cxpcn-cs of the trial be paid according to
law.
Lawyer Cubella requested the privilege of speak
ing la t, but defence oppo-edit.
The President read the 312th article of the penal
code, after which the counsel for Miss (iambic was
allowed to speak. He began by expressing his griof
that bis voice, always ready for defence, was obliged
in that affair to sustain an accusation. He said that
he intended not to depart, as fhr as possible, from the i
office of n defensor, and he would not say anything
which would aggravate the condition of tho accused, !
satisfied to exculpate from all stain the conduct of i
Miss (iambic, aud to prove that she was always i
prudent.
The defensor began to examine the history of
the facts, beginning at the time when Wikoff was
acquainted with the family of Miss Gamble, to
the day of the commission of the offence; and ho
showed that her conduct was, in all circumstances,
that which wnj proper for a prudent lady, lie 1
piovedthat, by t he letters of Miss (iambic, theio
pi rented, she revealed a distinguished genius, and
ii would be always her most complete ju stification, '
and the HT.tenco <'f the acciifed. Not a singlo word
of love is expressed in those letters, although writ- ,
tin with exquisite taste, and in it. tone of frank a I (
f-ini ere hindncs. Mi -1 (faiuble had given, in that
affair, neither t ncouraki nicnt nor flattery, but . -ho |
: aid constantly to him flint lie must have' no hope, i
| The re-ult ei ;i 11 the facts produced in the trial
fullvprov.'d tin truths t t the narration made in j
itch lively i oloi and the particular details which
j Misu (Janible ruj' .'o before th( tribunal.
He ob cried that Mr. Wikoff had begun to rl'it |
hi- project, at tti time when ho received, in last
Oetolev. tin: third and definitive refusal. In that
mouth he corrupted the tiiitlrfulm>?s of the courier,
aid a;;it? d to muilc-t Mi. Gamble f?n hcrjournc.
Iiito Italy. II counsel alluded to tho doub o i
attempt in Turin ar.d (Iraon, and showed ho*
VN ikcll'fl c nduit iuexn-able; and discussed,
in along opinion, thaovent of the 15th of November,
wiuvii cvan?:ni<M ?*u>t v( Uwt u-*l u<
proved h??w Miaa Utaklt was, ky ft trick and ft
iftloehood, attracted into tho rooms of ft hoiuo in
Hott* at wt , nod wu obliged, by threats, to writo
a pronii.ie of marriage, and wits, for a long time,
dotaiuod ngatn.it hor will.
Finally, ho au/murod tho reaaona which tho de
fonsors of WikotT could bring in his favor. Mo re
pulsed them, and aiguod that the accused could not
give auy good motive for bin defouco.
He finished by adding a few word* on the juatice
of his conclusioua
The Attorney Genera! then, revising the result of
tho oral instruction, domonxt rated that the proofs
were auflk-ieul to sustain the triple imputation
charged to WikotT: he said thai tho fact of deten
tion wns undcuinble, and win proved by all the
document)*. It wan iui|K>s*iblo to find in this ease
auy cau?o of extenuation, an the fact of the offence
wa* determined by the law, iu tho 2l2d article, which
wna writteu foi dotonniniiig the coni|ietency of the
tribunal. After hnving examined the degree of
imputation a.s to that circumstance, it was iuipossi
ble to apply the minim um of the punishment iu that
cit?d article That by tho lottoni of WikoflT, written
before his arrest, and alno the witnesses, tho facta
were proved. The imputation of threats was equally
proved, and under the application of the 117th arti
cle ol law, the possesion of dangerous arms was
alw proved, and he (tjie Attorney General) believed
that the first sentence of tho 498th article wan appli
cable. He concluded by asking an imprisonment of
throe years for the first accusation, six months of tho
fame punishment for the secontt, aud six mouths
more for tho third.
As for l.ouis Vannoud, ho said that he might be
considered the principal agent in the first crime, and
wan punishable by no imprisonment of three years,
and lie asked also for three months similar punish
ment for the retention of those dangerous pistol*.
As to Cavallari, ho said that if complicity in that
crime resulted from his knowledge and his will, of
course he could not doubt for u moment of tho exist
ence of the imputation, aud concluded by asking a
punishment of one year in prison. He finished by
asking for tho confiscation of 'the arms and the ac
cessory punishment*.
Lawyer (Jio. Maurizio was the first to speak in de
fcuce of tho accused. Ho began his sncocli by
throwing some ridicule upon the nature of tho fact
which the public miuister painted with such black
colors, and, after having alluded to the beautiful
position in which the principal uctor of the crime
was placed, in discussion, and relying on the au
thority of the two most creditable journals of tho
world, Ijt Steele and /v i Prtxsc, ho contended that
it was morally impossible that llonry Wikoff could
commit, for base motives, tho offence of whioli ho
wus then accused. Hnving so commenced, the de
fensor passed to a scientific discussion, the aim of
which was to demonstrate that tho sequestration of
a person, defined in the 212d art isle of the penal
code, had not, in the present appearance of the
facts, a juridical existence. In order to provo that
pro]xisitiou, the defensor arguod that the arrost was
an illegal crimo, which rcHeotcd upon tho ad
ministration of justice; that it belonged to tho olass of
the majtttatici offences, and that there was nothing
in this ouse whioh in any manner interested the
particular persons. Ho road the definition which
was found in the 237th article of the penal code,
conceived in these terms: " Whoever, without au
order of the competent authorities, and out of
flagrant crime aud of public claiuor, and in other
cases for which the law authorizes tho arrest of
offenders, or shall have arrested, detained, or se
questrated any person, by whatsoever motive, and
which had not for its object another special crime,
or have lent a place to execute the detention or the
sequestration, will be sentenced to the punishmeut
of lmiirisonmont.
He deducod from the above definition that a requi
site of the illegal arrest, if it had taken place, was
some motive, llo explained the truo nature of the
crime, and sustained that in the present ease Wikoff
had no fiscal meaning in that arre.it, with the aim
of extortion; ho therefore could not verify the crime
contemplated by thcabovo cited articlo. Tko de
fensor said that in audi a circumstance the case fol
lowed the principles which wore found on the file* of
crimes. Who, with the guide of Professor Mitter
rnayer, would believe these crimes, and would con
tend that such a theory hud formally become or was
the practical application of their magistrates'! Ho
developed the difficulties which attended his systoiu
of defenco; that was to say, in the present case the
special crime would not bo verified, since the sentence
of the accusation said that it could not proeoed un
der that title. There was this difficulty, that the
law did not speak of tho effective act. The exact
ness of theso principles was practically demonstrated
by tho defensor by those taken from the case of Mi
chel Torre, who was accused only of a single offeucc,
and was of necessity condemned for two offences, for
the reason that the Magistrate of Appeal, in not ul
ludingtothc completion of the act, hud doelared him
guilty of two distinct offiences? an illegal arrest and
an attempt ut extortion. Coining to the applica
tion of theso principles, the defensor sustuineit that
the same mistake could yet happen to the accused,
mid they had not an absolute certainty of the crime
of extortion. Tho defensor concluded l>y saying that
the tribunal could not justly pronounce any seuteuce
against Henry Wikoff and the other accused.
Lawyer Mariadi sjtoke after him, anil tried to de
monstrate how wonderful it was to see called as ail
offence the event which hail been the object of that
long discussion, lie said, "That could it be an object
of romance, or a comedy, but that it does not belong
tothe jurisdiction of human justice." Then briefly
alluding to the above documents, he judged and
suggested that the event in question excluded the
combination of the elements which constituted the
oflcnce impurted to Mr. Wikoff. He showed that if
tho fact should bo considered on a sinister view, the
evidence was wanting to establish the offence of the
illegal sequestration, because it was not proved thai
Wikoff hud acted in a manner to violate tho liberty
of Miss (ioiiible. and the result was that she could
have left the room if she had the firm * ,0(ntinn of
^P"oiSf tbc And the spirit of
t ? 242a articlo of vlin (^do, ho excoptod in
each case 'I1C application of a sentence. He spoke
lijion tlie fact of the threats of which Wikoff was ac
cused. He said that the ISWth article of the penal
code, concerning the prohibited arms, wus not ap
plicable to the case ; tho fact of her retention could
not be proved, and in fact he did not sec sufficient
elements of proof in the public instruction. He con
cluded, therefore, by usliing tho dismissal of Wikoff
for the offence of illegal sequestration, and also, as
a consequence, the dismissal of Vanuoud and Clival
lari. There was also nothing proved as to threats,
and of the possession of arms. He left to his col
lesgue, Lcvcinni, to present specially the defence of
Vannoud and Cavallari.
lawyer Leverani then spoke, lie reviewed the
facts of the case particularly applicable to Vannoud
and C'avallari, for the offence imputed to them in
the sequestration of the jierson oi Mi-<s (Jumble. He
demonstrated that Vannoud had not lent an effica
cious aid in the net of sequestration at the moment
it was accompli -hod. Nobody could be accused of
an immediate concurrence, when the only part he
took in the execution of tho act wasthat he eseort"d
Miss (iambic to the house of Wikoff; but it would
be nccessnry to show that ho know the projects of
Wikoff. The 107th article, 3d sentence, of the
penal code was not applicable. He spoke of
Cavallari, who had been culled, in the conclusions
of the public Minister, a bravo (assassin) of Wikoff;
but proofs were wanting to establish that he had
aided or assisted, intcntiifnally, the author of the
offence. Passing to the offence of the possession of
prohibited arms, lie examined the question in re
ference to the pcnul sanction of the 4&8th article, us
applicable to foreigners who were a short time in
the State. He added that what was prevented in
rome States was allowed in others, and that it was
not an intrinsic immorality. Ho admitted that
foreigners were always subjected to the laws of
police, for the public security of the State, when
they were accused of crimes of the first kind. He
thought that the ignorance of foreigners was ex
cusable, when they were in the Stale for a little
time. He concluded by a-king tho di-mis-al of the
two accused persons.
1 he President contended against the argument-1
for the defence. He averred that the theory of
the facts wag not to be adopted, because, treating
of a most delicate ease, it was nocessary to take
utany precautions, with a view t<> a practical appli
cation. He Httid, also, something relative to what
w;i advanced by t i?o defensors.
The counsel for Mis? (iambic declared that she
had intended to desist front t he prosecution provided
her letter* and her effects wen- given back to hor.
And on that circumstance he observed, that if Miss
(iambic constituted herself as a c i \ i I jmrty, it was
not with any interested \iew. but to have the right
of speaking in case her honor should be attacked.
Counsellor Orsini sjiokc last. He aaid that the
letters and the effects ?) Wise (tumble wero in the
possession of the Justice, and that the accused hud
i.o intere-t in such a restitution. lie reviewed, with
the great eel accuracy, the defences innde by the
ddi n.-ors. He endeavored to refute the observation*
of the suet at ion and the prosecution, and concluded
10 ;i!-k the dismissal.
The President demanded of the accused whether
t lit y hail any ihii.jj; more to add. After their negatit o
niiMver tho tribunal retired into th-j ouncil loom,
to delib. rate.
Ten o'clock, P. M , had arrived. The public, not
withstanding the advanced hout, wailed to know
ti e stiit iiie. The ikttHisors united in a group,
a nici win in w. ithc Consul of the United State* ol'
\nicnen. Many olloquios took plucO, iu a low
voice, in the ball < f the tribunal.
At a ipumer > ? i eleven o'clock, the tribunal ap
peal tin i In hull, and the Prcmdent, timid the pi o
to ur.de 4 silcncc, lead the following
?ENTKN('K.
'I he tiilnii al, in tin first in?mnc<\ hn.i jttdg< I ill
fallows : ?
Whereas, in looking ut the result of the public
?ii bale emerging from the word* of I he plaintiff,
1 1 iistitulf d ttf a civil |>i?rtv. from the answer of the
accused, from the direction of tho testimony, and
from tho eptstolatorr corrf*|K>nd<meo forming * part
vi iUc kcu vt i^iaJu-uvUvj, u wjm crlAtal ?ha;
tke Mi US the uxmaU. Hjory Wlkef, having
btwun aoqu ninted with Mum J*ae C. GamkU, might
havo cencwived sentim jnt* of for Mum
(-'sinble, without any cnn?Mqu?n?>o having happened,
hd h?vin( loft her in IWO
Whereas, during tho interval of ilut epoeh U
IfVH), Miss Gamble became of an iunnvn.M)
fortune, wa?s?*on again by the aroused Wik >IT, who
showed hor groat at tout ions, and o|m?K? of love, in
asking for hor hand
Whereas, Miss Gamble had repelled tho"" dneUra
t ion* in a utannor rather polite *ud syuipatbotio
than rude and rough; this, tar from having ploused
Wikofl. he resolved to pursue her, in her travel*
through France and .Switzerland, till lie obtained
the consent of Miss Gamble to marry him, on tho
condition, however, of asking for the advice of one
ot her friends. Mr Hate?-, of London.
Whereas, Mr. Bates, tar from approving that mar
riage. made Mis? (i.imWle understand all the incon
venience* of tho uniou; hoadvisod thai lady to in
duce Wikofl to forsake e projoct impossible by its
nature, aud at tho same time protest that mIio hud
only for bim one simple and pure friendship;
Who roas, notwithstanding lhi.1 explicit ri-pul.se by
Miss Gamble, Wikoff not only refusod to renounce
his project, hut he took the resolution of possessing
her. by all neeoss&ry means of success.
Whereatt, with such an odious aim, heunited with
him, the accused, V'annoud, courier to Mijs Gamble,
and bribed that man, with uu obligni ion for X5<K),
when lie .should be betrothed to Miss (iambln,
charging Vannoud to writo all that his mistreat* wm
doing, and particu- larly tho places ot hut residence
and sojournment ?
Wliorflas, the aecu-cil, Vannoud, fulfilled the as
sumed charge, lie wrote from Halo to Wikoff that
Miss (iambic would be very soon in Turin, and
Wikofl arrived from Paris, and Suggested to Van
noud to advise his tain trass that Mi <s Austino. one
of her friends, had arrivod at a hotol. That unpro
fitable experiment having boeu ovidenee to de
monstrate the preconcerted project of Wikofl'to get
Miss Gamble iirhis hands, she loft tho city of Turin
and travelled to Genoa. Not long after, she was
joined b\ thin came Wikoff, who took a house for a
week <d' die Kuesiun < 'omul, with tho aid of the pub
lie servant, Gavaliari, whonresented him to Vannoud,
u nd afterwards suggested to Vannoud to feign that
the mistress hud lost hm' |?ass|iort. and then induce
her t o go aud procure anot her ol the liiioiidant, living
in Serra street, in the house of the Russian Consul,
'i'hut having accomplished hi.s mission, he conducted
Miss Gamble, with her waiting maid, to tho resi
dence of the Russian Consul, in Serra streot. where
he found the prisoner Cavallari; Iheao two he
brought within, and announced their nrrivnl; then
withdrawing immcdiuloly, asked which of the two
ladies wanted the passport, ami having replied it
was Miss Gamble, introduced hor iuto the apart
ment, where he returned after a while; tola tho
nforennentioned lady companion that Miss Gamble
intended to remain, and sent to say that she must
not fuil to return in an hour; but the same Van
noud said that Miss Gamble would stay to dinner,
and should not fail to return to tho hotel; and some
time afterward Vannoud, to the waiting iuaid ? the
lady demanding the night clothes ? repeating that
Miss (iambic intended sleeping in the country; but
upon ,the waiting maid refusing to consign those
clothes, saying she could curry them bosl , slio was
conducted to the house of tho Russian Consul,
but only ntter being ussured that tlio lady
was quite well and wan much contontod. That hav
ing introduced, as it is previously assorted, Miss G.
inside the room, instead of finding the Intendant of
whom she wished to procure tho passport, she found
there, with some surprise, the said Wikofl", at the
sight of whom she gave a cry. Wikoff put his hand
upon her mouth, aud afterwards used stringent and
violent means to induce her to consent to beoome his
wife. Miss Gamble persist ing in hor refusal, Wikoff,
with a menacing nir, informed her that ho was
armed with a pistol, telling iter also that the ser
vants of the nouse were committed to him, nud
having a bed in the adjoining room, avowed
that if sho did not marry him sho thould pass
the night there with him. That at this
threatening alternative Miss Gamble gave
a writing dictated by Wikofl', containing a promise
of marriage, and in which she put at his disposal
half her fortune, provided she failed to fulfil her
promise; that the chambermaid came in at tho samo
moment, and Miss Gamble having heard her voice,
tried to roach her, and as soon us sho saw her, sho
threw hcrsell upon lier neck, and related the vio
lence she .suffered. Alter having sought every
means of release front this place, sho was compelled
to break a glass with the pokor, with the expects*
tion that some one passing under tho window
would hear her, and threw out a noto,
with the intention of warning some one of her
confinement, and promising a reward to those
who would inform the public authorities. That
meanwhile, tho prisoner, Vannoud, remained in the
bouse, and frequently watched tho door to see if the
S laces of ingress were closed, as did from time to time
h\ Wikoff. That subsequently to the arrival of the
waiting woman. Miss (iambic Incoming more tran
quilizcd, Wikoff caused him to bring some food, and
tliev remained until towards three hours after mid
night. Afterwards they were conducted to the hotel
of the Iron Grown; t bonce they wore reinstated in
their respective hotels.
herrjiH. from the tenor of the sentence of the
session of the trial of 2-Uh December, 1851, and in
telligence offhe article '257 of penal code, remained,
except t lie distinction and exception of right
brought by the defence concerning the principal
crimination, the relation." of the facto here referred
to, Icfl tbem no room to doubt that the oporatiou of
Wikoff constituted the otfonee foreshadowed in ar
ticle 212 of the pena I code, made a difference be
tween the confinement of Miss Gamble and the
having threatened her, the court being compelled to
regard this as the principal crime perpetrated.
Whereas the Court oanuot impugn Wikoff in tho
latter jpataucej for fymng tluTftteuod '??'I'.oufMy
with Pistol.*, . " Tiot the less trite that he kept theiu
near bis portion, while he found a house which ho
bad afterwards taken, they could not but be struck
with the intent conveyed in tho first part of article
498 of the penal code. But certainly this intention
nullified t he benefit he might derive l'rom the first
] art of that article.
Whereas, on account of tbc sign' nntl circum
stances resulting from the debate, we cannot doubt
that the culprit Vannoud should be considered as a
principal agent in the crime of abducting the person
of Miss Gamble, but also for having atforded the
means exclusively, of putting her in the power of
Wikoff, and betraying the faith and confidence she
bud reposed in him, independently of his duty of fi
delity. which he had incumbered upon hiinself by
bis engagements to both parties.
Whereas, from appc&runocs, the same Vannoud
should be considered guilty of the intention ex
pressed in the article 498, already cited, from the
fact of there having been tound in his trunk two
pistol.-, which fact constitutes the body of tho crime;
although Wikoff is responsible and equally guilty;
each offence eonstituted two crimes committed at
different epochs; consequently the court considers
them guilty of the same offence.
Whereas, '-hmild t lie particular circnmstunce as
shown by the pleadings, u* well as confessed by
G'avallari himself, would show and convince the
Court that he ought tobutc at least inspected that
\\ ikofT intended to employ him to accomplish an
illegal and criminal action, us it has, under the eir
cum jinnee?, been clenrly demonstrated ? amongst
the rest, seeing Miss Gamble at tho feet of Wikoff,
begging for her release; and of baring l?cn asked
by fitc lady herself, for hi/n to afford her the means
of release, and being astoaished ?it the large sum
offered him if he would effect such a purpose; yst .
being too ignorunt to estimate the magnitude of his
offence, the court could not consider him a rolun
tary accomplice.
For these moti'v 1 pronounce I.ouis Carallari
not guilty offairMcipation in the crime Ifld in the
aentenco. rtd I declare tlmt he shall be fire of any
fine, unit--' he bo detained far other crimes.
I ({mare Henry Wikoff coin ? ted of the crime of
having seized the person of Miss Gamble, by false
pretcmes; moreover, tkesaid Henry Wikoff is guilty
of insidiously keeping u|>oii hi- person urms.
I declare I .<?ui -< Vannoud as guilty as the prin
cij h1 author in the firs! of tin" cited offences, <*nd
also guilty of the retention of insidious anas.
Having consulted the articles of the penal code, !
212. 107, N. I!?h. rJ(W. 107. ?2, 77. the law con
demns the said Wikofl and Vannoud to fifteen ]
month-' imprisonment for each, to begin withtheday ;
of their arrest, and to liqnidute all cost of trial.
The court orders the confiscation of the pistols, '
and returns to Miss (iamble all the letters constitut
ing Ihc body of the ucju.-atiou.
WlkofTa Statement.
(?knoa. Feb. 17. K52.
Vou have heftrd before tliin of my odd adveutnf#
in (Jenoa. Yon recollect I told you of my couritag
iin Engl if h ludy. When I left Pari" in October, ai
her invitation, to marry her in London, a lore
quarrel broke out there between u.- ? and fhe, vnt
<<xtv<ttf inriomiitnNc ? ?ot oil' for Italy quite soro
tbnt I would follow her, whieb, in truth, I -wour I
bad at) idea of doing. I sent for her courier, who
bad been with Mi < OuiuMo, when I travel!. I with
her In Augti l la.?t In Hwltierland, on the duy -"he
left London, 27th October, and o bowed him thut I wae I
going to Kit* in, and togged him to wntcb carefully ,
over b If, ns he Wff1 her sole proteeto on her trip.
I icqiH "ted hi n 1 1 write mo con taii'ly, frumerery
town, nnd ; Tombed him if I married her, Which
thonl i cvi rdoubted. to keep him in onr service or
i.rc-ent him The eum wua .-mnowii.it absurd,
but I waf frightened at Mlei O.'i going oiNDBe uu
dirthe sole care of a courier 'he hud only known
for ii fliw month*, and I ruined tier at that l ime at
lai more than a promise of X.?ott. Mi*# as a
pretext i": running off, s.ii I Mr. B. ot' II. iron Bro
tliera, had Ippojcit our mat oh. 1 went to soo hltn
atierthc depart ore ?f my < /?-f, nnd he denied it in
toto; nnd ho (ia\o ua ibis reply iu writing the
next day
?? Dew air ? I return you the letters of W;?iG*ra
blc. 1 have had only tints to r.-ad the shorter one*.
X vu m ^ukt^r * i im m, u iu
(hat ( ha?* taterftrtl with y>ur destmy ia Mf w<v
I aaid a* mere Utaa what you road ia my Ut .?,T^
tli 3 lady. I cannot aecount for the oonduet i( h,m
Gamble, who certainly appears to havo toted <u ?
in nt extraordinary manner towaxdJ / ju
Very truly, your*, J 8
i tidoii, Nov. I, IH5I."
I returned to Pari* with this letter, ?a I feaad *
Mtor there from tho courier of M LssG., saying that
' ?hc wiu reading my lettirs along tho road, warn
ing. ami regretting th.it Mho had uot married mm a*
'jiiMt, unit with other fact < equally strong I awd
deiily dot, mined to ma down to Tuna, onl y forty -
eight hours trooi Paris, whore I ?irp<>otod te am<
Mis?>(? , meaning to return immediately by way ef
jionnu and Mara>ilU>4 My obj?ct was simply to aM
ber onco more, >yt<l her lo abandon the iiuuflhm
ble coquetries of tke last mix month shy marrying auu
or to g'vo up nil <?1 *vor meeting mo t
found hor at Turin. V?ut when I lot h?r know that I
lind h lettor from Mr it. against hur, ?bo vufi
rious, and refused to s?e me. Anticipating ihu re
sult, I had tried to aoo Ver tho prjvious ovoniug fcy
?surprise, but gavo it up. She dushod off immediate
ly to Genoa, and you may simj*ne, after craaaiag
Mont (Voia in a snow-atom, 1 determined to see her,
liv hook or crook, before I went back again I ?top
ped one day behind to dine with tho Prime Minister
and the cabinet, when I met our amiablo Charge
Mr. Kcniioy, und then I set off to Genoa. I tew
nn apnrtniont here, a* it was impossible to see Miaa
G. at h?r hold, aud I told her courier to bring her
thorn under. soiue pretext or other. Ho told hor that
be hud lost Iim pa^port, and she euino ulong to cat
another, but found mo .-(waiting her instead. .She
was vexed at first, hut then oat a hearty lunch, aad
talked gaily. 8he offered to inurry mo next day,
l.>ut finding mo incredulous, *he nut down, of har
own accord, and wrote an obligation of marriage
?ml offered the half of her income as a forfeit , tai
in proof of her good faith. Of course the engage
ment bud no legal value whatever, and was a intra
tyjanlillag *. Mise G. remained in my apartment
till Into nt night, and protended to bo uiore awx
ious to got out then l really tlnuk ahe was. At utid
uight she aat a good sup|M>r, and an hour er ho liter
we (tallied out, and -lie proposed to go to some other
hotel thou her owu to pus* the tugbt, to whuh
I made no objection. I cito thia faot ta
show how entirely .she confided in my pre
lection. At nine o'clock next morning we return
ed together to her hotel, and alter hroakfatit I
had ii lively chut with hor. To my at>t<tuisbinent,
hlio went the same day to tho Kngliuh Oonnul, aad
laid a complaint of acquoot ration ngain.it mo, my
servant, and hor courier. Tho two Inttor wero ar
retted, hut 1 was protected by the American Ooa
eul. Tho mutter was arranged between the twa
consul* on the enduing day; but the police would
uotconwnl to it, and ugainHt the wiili oi' my ('onriul.
I>r. Maker, 1 .surrendered myi<olt'( and took up tny
quarters in an old convent, used ehiofly for |>o!itioal
otTenders. Finding mattern bad gono so fir, Miaa
(Iambic was advised by the Knglinli Consul, a Mr.
ilrowu, lo pro* oon to ine with all |M>anibli) rij;er, for,
.mid ho, ii I were not coudcninod, public oniniea
would hold her reqxinHiblo. This rash and unloebag
counsel she accepted, always moaning, as I hoard, ia
oade oi n ^ontcnce, to obtain my pardon from lha
government . I was, first, through the active oxa
ertiouH of the Kngli tli Consul, indicted for a criminal
offence ; but the court rofiwod to lislon to it, and
pronounced the case a polico in isdomoanor. In ad
dition to this charge, Miss Cainblo brought a suit
against me for moner ? damages. After three
months' detention, and Inu refusal of bail, at tho ad
vice of the Knglish Consul, I was brought to trial oa
tho 10th and 11th inst. The case, from its novelty,
excited great interest, and us facta gradually de
veloped, .strong sympathy began to prevail for m?,
mid great surprise, to .suy the least, was mani
fested against Miss Cauiblo. It a]>pcarod from
the evidence Miss Cauiblo attcmptod no donial that
tho following was the eventful history of my court
ship. In tho month of April last, I passed nine
days at a hotel in un English watoring pi aoo with
Miss Camble, occupying the same saloon with hec
and the lady who accompanied hor. From that {pe
riod up to the middle ol October, it was proved that
1 had livo times broken off my attentions to Mum
(J amble, worn out by hor insane coquetries, and that
sho hud as often induced mo by lettors or personal
entreaty to renew them. I proved that, relying aa
tho pledges of Miss Gamble, I hud sacrificed a match
with unotlier lady, of largo fortune. ( provod that
1 had agreed to sign a douumont renouncing all mar
murital rights to Ihe property of Miss Camble. It
was provod, also, that, at Turin, my only purpoM
waxa harmless interview at hor own hotel, and that
during tho evening of the soquostration, at Oonaa,
1 treated Miss C. with tenderness and rowpeot;
whereas licr conduct on that occasion, as i*
court , was, as always, capricious and childish. The
English Consul ap|H>arcd as a witness and waa al
lowed to abuse me in gross tonus. The Amerioaa
Consul, on oath, declared, first, that Misati. had
often said that love had prompted mycomkiot; and,
second, that the English Consul bad pronouncod,
before him and others, that " Miss Uamble was a
mad woman, and that I would be mudder still ta
marry her." In the face of this decisive evidence,
and uinre equally conclusivc ? to tho umazomont of
all Genoa, and to the seandal of justice, 1 was aea
W-nccd t<> a year's imprisonment. I owe thiscbioly
totlicardoat malice of the English Consul. :?ud te
tho libera! exrxinditure of Miss Gamble, wh# de
clared she would have mo eonricted if it coat her
every pound she had. I am condoled by the oxtra
ordinury sympathy of all classes, and by Ihe verdiot
of |>iil>lic opinion in my favor. 4,A tolly, a lever's
folly'," is the cry of tho whole town. Kvon the pre
cureur of the goreriitnoni . who was forced to speak
agaiii.it nic, has written luca letter of sympathy. My
pardon from the King is beyond a doubt: but I wish
to appeal, in the hope <>f breaking this ridiculous
and iniquitous XJio Eu^lisU Cvoiui
^ u'v,.iiiicu, aim lie is welcome to the glory. I feel
more indignant for the publicity brought on Mis*
Gamble, than the injury done me. This is a brief
outline of this curiou> affuir; but by far the most
jiiqunnt part remains to bo told, there aro faote
and persons of high note connected with thisainga
lar story, that will astonish the public when fully
brought before it. The means employed to obi aisi
a i-cntcncc against me are so remarkable, and ae
base, that 1 will make them the subjoot of aa
other letter. Very truly, yours.
Hnmr VTnorr.
Lllrrury Itrrlrtr.
(?'rah am'* Mauazine. April, ltJ02. N t? ?? T?rk:
Dewitt & Davcni>ort.
This number is prepared with great ttwto, and ex
hibit* uiorc than ordinary beauty and interest. Th*
engravings u re in the best style of art. "Optical
Phenomena" i.i prineipail; devoted to a description
? >(' the various i'enu.i ot the aurora borealie,
and is beautifully illustrated by wood cuts. It ut
written with talent, ami affords pi-amp; and
scientific instruction. " Impressions <>f Kngland,"
' by l ietioiika Mremer. is a faithful and graphic pic
ture of the poverty and degradation which oxiat
in l.ondon and the ltirge provincial towns, on t4i?
one hand, and the pompous uiagailieciiee on the
other, earned by an overstocked imputation, taxa
tion, and aristocrat icnl legislation. " Oliver <?old
sniith" i.< un inrorcsting sketch of hi' character and
genius. '"The Bower ot t'a-tlo Mount" U
|o?>c.-.?ed of inu}'h interest. and i- superiorly
written. ' The Coudor Hunt," 1>y Lieutenant
W. F. Lyncb, 1- a spirited and exciting narrative.
?'What (?lory Costs the Nation," is an article npo?
the utility and exb^nce of naval anil military eitwlj
lifliments, notwithstanding its inapplicable title.
The viewrf of the wtitcr are absurd and indiscreet.
Ho que-tions the t alue of onr array and aavy ? can
sc?- no u ?* for cither, anil mourn* over thoir expense.
His arguments are narrow-minded and egotistical.
Among the minor contribution* are "Was the
World Made out of Nothing," which ttjn L' to confirm
the Hebrew version of the vreation, and ?"Al.iterary
(iossip with Mi.".' Mitford."' There is a good propor
tion of poetry (,f a suporior nndcharmiug character.
The literary notices and inl*cellanroa* matters are
well prepared and judiciously condensed
Tiik Srcomi Kkpoht ok J.imks Hiofuvs, M. D.,
KTATK AtiKICt l.TlU.il, Chkmi-t to thr Hous* or
I)Kl,EOATK"? of Maryi.avo. Annapolis:
We hope every person connected with agriculture,
will read tbi* interesting report. The science of
chemistry in of vaet importance to the agriculturist,
and much profitable instruction will be gained by ita
perusal.
Tm; Government PrtiMTt> Poci MEvrs : 1951 ?
We perceive that the total estimate required during
the next O.scnl veur. for the further improvement o4"
the Public Mail is *27,120. That Mr M. C- Mor
decai has contracted t?i carry the mail between
Charleston. S. ('., and Havana, for #50,000 per an
num. That the amount received for postages col*
let ted and .stomp' sold, during the quarter which
endt<Li>0th Neptcmber last, wa.< ?1,31 1,2*6 27, and
that trie estimated Pojt Office revonue for the cur
rent fiscal year, is estimated at That
the annual return of the ui'iitiu of the United States
for the year 1*51, sh-ws the number of infantry '>?
) c 2014,211: ofca\ airy, ?,??; ofartlll->ry
of riflemen, 2 I.NI,73H, and a corresponding amount
of arms and ammunition. That the amount expend
ed by the Commission* ? ? of Publii Build* it ', imai
14' h March, 1*51, to the I > January 1S52. is
*-?1>s.47 \ 17. That th.' e .mmi'tee am ointed by tha
lldu^' ot \Meubl\ of tlio Suit* ot Now xork. t*
e nquire iutu the #ui?ject of t ?io !?** oi ?li force, wij
made nn elaborate re|"ri. and sug^ -te?l an mc
containing iiupiVtvpd pro* <unj in respect thereto.
Snpinio' Court? Special Term,
It. tV>r,? Hon Ju.U<- K twarJs
?l,r,? V ? Ii th 'iistt? ofwMeuiag liberty
frca? Urn?ilw?y todis -o ? n ihi p<i?ort or ths foaiwU
>rs Wt. v- a^m.M *>'?'? Vt C'/*aM Ik tU? Cerpa

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