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On Saturday week, a party of young men were shooting rooks at the Isel Hall Rookery; on their return Mr. ROBSON, tea dealer, of Cockermouth, on of the party, met with the gamekeeper, on Isel Bridge and entered into conversation with him; during which, having forgotten we suppose, that it was loaded, he was carelessly swinging his gun by the barrel, and accidentally striking the lock, the gun went off, and its contents passed through his hand.
 
The injury was very severe, and on medical assistance being procured; it was found necessary to amputate the thumb and the fleshy part of the hand, which was mangled in a frightful manner.
 
Mr. ROBSON is now recovering; but he had a narrow escape, as the shot must have passed close to his head - one of the eyelids being grazed.