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Atrocities, Duels, Suicides, And Execution Of Gamblers

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Atrocities, Duels, Suicides, And Execution Of Gamblers

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The narrative proceeds to state that, 'between one and two
o'clock in the morning he took a sad farewell of this world, and
leaped over Blackfriars Bridge. It pleased Providence, however,
that he should be seen committing this desperate action by two
watermen, who found his body after it had been a considerable
time under water. In consequence of the methods used by the men
of the Humane Society, he was at length almost miraculously
restored to life and to his family. It is further stated that--
'In consequence of the advice of a worthy clergyman he was
restored to reason and to religion. He now wonders how he could
think of committing so horrid a crime; and is not without hope
that by a life of continual repentance and exemplary religion, he
may obtain pardon hereafter. The paper which he wrote before he
set forth to drown himself he still desires should be made as
public as possible, and that this narrative should be added to

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