7 AUGUST 1852, Page 8

A charge has been brought against the Lady Superior of

the Roman Ca- tholic nunnery at Norwood, Madame de l'Espinasse, of having ill-treated and insufficiently supplied with food a young girl named Griffiths. The case was opened at Guildford on Thursday, before Lord Chief Justice Jervis and a Special Jury ; and the trial is still pending. The girl deposes that great cruelties and severe punishment were inflicted on her, and that coercion was used to prevent her from complaining to persons independent of the nun- nery. Her statements are met by ponit-bknk denials, The issue remains to be seen.