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riRACY AND MURDER. I From the Jamaica Roval Gazette at An. XI The foUewing amdavtt detail a most horrid aad diabolical act of piracy and murder. The circumstance has been laid before the Ad. miraf,at which be expressed great abhorrence t he stated that the first brig of war he could get hold of should be stationed ia the quarter where the piracy was committed ; and that he was in hope that some of our cruisers would capture one of those scoundrels, to enable him to make an example : (Copt.) Jamaica, S3. .Personally appeared before me. one of his Ma jesty's Justices of the Peace, Hugh Hamilton, mariner, who bong duly sworn, maketh oath and saith, he sailed a mat oa board the sloop Muring. William Smith, master, aad bad mad three voyage from the port of Ortcabe, in this island, to St. Jago de Cuba ; and that in the return of the fourth voyage of the said sloop, about the beginning of the present month (but the deponent can not name the day), were fallen in with by a long bUckschoooer, with black mouldings (then), the nam of Esnamud marked on her stern, and commanded by a white man, with a mixed crew of colour and countries, among whom were English or American ; that after bringing the sloop to, the privateer or pirate's boat came alongside, and took out the captain aad bis ton with all the crew, and carried thein on board of the schooner, leaving tbe sloop in possession oi nis people ; mat ne demanded or the captain ma money or his life. '1 he captain persisted that he had none, but proffered bim the cargo, which consisted of one hundred barreU of flour, and 50 tierces of cornmeal (marked "S" within a diamonds that on the following day, not producing aay money, a plank wa run out in cne siarooara smc oi ,ioc scnooner. upon waicn ne made Captain Smith walk, aad that at he approached to the cad, they tilted the plank, when he dropped into the sea, aad there, while ia the effort of swimming, th Captain called for his musket and fired at him therewith, when he sunk and was teen no more. The rest of tbe crew were ironed below, with the exception of bis ton, a ooy ot about lourteca years of age, who witnessed the rate of hi Uther. While in the agony of tears aad crying, the Captain took the batt - end of the musket and knocked the boy en tbe head, thereafter took him by the foot, and hove him overboard; that oa the day following this sad event, baring previously taken out all the rigging, sails, 6rc, of the sloop, he aether on fire and burnt her: and on the same day gave the crew, consisting of three others, sad ne, tins aeponent waving stripped us ot every article but what we had ou our backs), the jollr - boat. with a bucket of water, and one biscuit each person, without a can pass, which we asked for, but were refused by his saying " he would sooner give Hell ! to be oft, or he would sink them." Thus w parted, and ia the atternoon of that Ssftm ! tjt S)1iVt4 Mt rt ihe mKjMM ltT,wal Al LJABa. mw mta. mf v st,M US' M ftus fV"WUl Stry - I Jilt uwugsujr, to BUck River, and wcrt Undid at Fort Monat on the Jfch of Juif. IKS. (Signed) HUGH HAMILTON. Kso., at Rojelle Estate, in St. Tnomas'a ia tbe Bast, Una 29th Ay oi juij, io - i. loigneu) ru rr.nU33UiN. 51 em The Captain of the jurat is a tall robust man, awarthv complexion, Roman note, long visage, but cannot speak to aay other particular marks. About the middle of last month a tiupicious - looking schooner, very probably the one alluded to above, waa teen boverine off the east end ; and very shortly after she had disappeared, a vessel of war. suppotcu to d tne i we, nove in signt ; aad the Rustard touiu pot bstc own isr ou ai toe umc. it IS to be regretted that she wa not fallen in with by either of them, that tome of these freebooters of the ocean might hare been breught to public justice, to atoae for such darioK crimes, and be the means in some measure of deterring others from continuing ia them.