Jan. 10, 1863.]
ONCE A WEEK.
THE NOTTING HILL MYSTERY.
⁂ See remarks prefixed to the first of these papers, Vol. VII., page 617.
1.—Statement of Mr. Henderson.
In the concluding portion of the evidence we have now a double object in view. First, to lay before you the various links by which the circumstances, already detailed, are connected into a single chain; and, secondly, to elucidate the general bearing of the whole upon the particular case of the death of Madame R**, into which it is my more immediate duty to inquire. It was this apparent connection with the entire story which first led me to investigate matters otherwise quite beyond my province, and you will, I have no doubt, after reading the evidence, concur in the propriety of my so doing.
It is unfortunate that, in this important part of the case, as previously with regard to the no less important point of the suspicious circumstances attendant on Madame R**’s first illness at Bognor, the evidence of the principal witnesses is