is with feelings of horror we have to give publicity to another
dreadful affair, which occurred this morning. At about half-past ten o'clock
the neighbourhood of Fish Street Hill, Eastcheap, and their Vicinities,
were thrown into a state of the greatest alarm and agitation, in consequence
of a report having been circulated that a young woman had committed suicide
by throwing herself off the Monument. On arriving at the Monument we ascertained
that a young woman had this morning ascended the Monument and in about
ten minutes after she had ascended she was observed getting over the rails,
and before any person ascended, she had thrown herself off the rails, and
in her descent struck the coping stone with her head, and fell into the
street, a little beyond the curb. She was immediately picked up, and appears
a very fine young woman, about the age of 22, and very neatly dressed.
Her name and place of abode is at present unknown.
BIRT, Printer, 93, Great Saint Andrew Street, Seven Dials.
[Editor: 19th Hand bill. Manuscript addition states "Jane Cooper" and "August 19, 1842"]