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Domestic Affairs committee, that, as far as respects the debtor, the whole is rea. imbrued in blood; and I may say, without fear, Cut off, Al. lized in at least one case detailed in the appendix." The commit. || mighty God! from the earth, all those who have pleasure in shed. tee, after thus pointing out the extreme oppression often worked ding human blood. His wife having been afterwards brought by this mode of procedure on the unfortunate debtor who is the to undergo the same preparations, did not speak a word to him. object of it, and the injustice it occasions to his other creditors, di. On leaving the prison Willaume asked her if she forgave him her rect their attention to the validity of the reasons urged for its death? She answered by a nod. Willaume then repeated bis maintenance. Is the revenue, they enquire, hercby. secured ? Is question in an authoritative manner. They afterwards embraced the public interest advanced ? Both questions they answer decided- each other several times, and were then placed in the fatal cart, ly in the negative. “ Of the numerous cases," they state, “ which On Thursday last William Morgan, aged 28, and George Sig. have of late been brought within public observation, this (the pub- 1 gins, aged 23, were executed at Penenden-heath, pursuant to the lic interest) does not appear to have been the object, in one single sentence passed on them at the Kent Assizes. The crime for instance; in very few can it be shewn to have been even incident. which Morgan suffered was that of robbery attended with cruelty. ally or probably served ; and in several the interest of the indivi. On the 9th of June he attacked' a poor old woman named Nis. dual prosecutor of the extent has been pursued, to the absolute in. | bett, in her cottage, at Erith, and not only took away from her jury of that very revenue, for the safety of which, exclusively, the some money, but also beat her in a most cruel manner. After process was originally instituted." “ It seems scarcely doubtful," hanging the usual time, the bodies were conveyed to Maidstone the committee conclude, “ whether the whole process for private church-yard, where they were interred. The clothes of persons debts (i. t. extents in aid) might not be abolished without any dis- executed being considered the perquisite of the executioner, the advantage to the public interest ; while it will be worth consider. coffins of these unfortunate men were, previous to interment, ation how far any supposed benefit may be outweighed by the opened in the church-yard, and the bodies publicly stripped. evils attendant on continuing the practice the ruin of unfortu. nate debtors, the injury of innocent and unsuspecting creditors,

EDINBURGH. and the extensive injury wrought among the community at large, On Monday the 1'st instant, at the quarterly meeting of the by the breach of good faith, and the consequent destruction of that British Linen Company, a Bonus of 25 per cent. and the annual honourable confidence on which the interest and prosperity of a dividend of 10 per cent. were declared. commercial country so essentially depend."

On the 2d instant, came on the election of master and assistants A Manchester paper of Tuesday se'ennight contains a list of 54 of the company of merchants of this city for the ensuing year, men who have absconded from their families.

when the following gentlemen were unanimously elected : A contagious fever rages with great fury in the jails and cir. William Pattison, Esq. merchant, Master. Assistants-Mr David çuit towns in Ireland. Mr Justice Osborne, one of the Judges of Kinnéar, Sir W. Forbes, Messrs. Alex. Smith, Adam White, Kin. the Court of King's Bench, has died of that disorder. Mr W. Mackenzie, Robt. Anderson, T. Maeritchie, John Clapperton, Wm. Ridgeway, an eminent lawyer, and a most worthy man, has also Trotter, Wm. Gilchrist, John Turnbull, Alex. Henderson ; and Mr fallen a victim to a fever caught while attending his professional Thomas Blackwood, Preasurer. duty on circuit at Trim. In Strabane, and the vicinity, its effects Lady Yester's church, on which some alterations had been consi. have been peculiarly fatal, 107 deaths having occurred since the dered necessary, was again opened for divine service on Sunday 27th of July. From the number of patients already confined, and last. The congregation were much gratified by the improvements its being inferred that the contagion was likely to spread, it was which have been made, and by the general attention which seemed deemed advisable to fit up the court-house for their reception, which to be shewn to their comfort and accommodation." It is but jus. was ordered by the Provost, and a voluntary subscription entered tice to the present Dean of Guild," the newspapers observe, a to into by the inhabitants; in consequence, 40 patients were removed mention the unwearied attention he has given to the improvement thereto. It is generally believed that this calamity hasarisen from of this and several of the churches of the city. In the High Church, the distress and misery of the suffering poor.

the Old. Gray friars, and in St Andrews Church in particular, some If we may judge from a proclamation of the Austrian govern- very useful alterations have been made under his direction ; and it ment, an infectious fever had spread great terror throughout the is expected the New Grayfriars, which is the only church in town North of Italy. The fairs usually held in the course of the pre- which has not been repaired, will be the next object of his attensent month at Bergamo, Pavia, Chignole, &c. are therefore pro- tion. The want of comfort and cleanliness has long been the rekibited, by order of the Emperor, crowded assemblies being so proach of our church and country, and the zealous exertions made mischievously calculated to receive and propagate contagion. In by this spirited and active Magistrate to remedy this defect, are the meantime, the ravages of that fatal disorder are said, on the the more praiseworthy, from having been made while the splendid same authority, to have sensibly subsided ; and hopes are held out and extensive improvements going on in Princes-street, the Calthat all danger will soon be at an end.

ton Hill, and various other quarters of the city, necessarily requi. Five persons were burnt to death by the explosion of the fire. red such arduous and unremitting attention.” To this well-meritdamp in a coal pit, near Bradford, Yorkshire, on the 21st ult. ed eulogium we give our most cordial assent; and are not without owing to the bottom of one of the safety lamps of Sir Humphrey some expectation, that the example which has been shewn for some Davy being separated from the body, from its being soldered in. years past of attention and zeal to the interests of this great city, stead of rivetted.

will have a due effect on those who for the future may be intrustAn attorney, who left London in great disgrace upon pecuniary | ed with the important duties of a Magistrate. matters, some years since, was detected in swindling at Berlin, At Cupar, on Tuesday the 26th August, the Bible Society of and was there seen sweeping the streets in a chain ; he is now mark. Fife and Kinross-shires held its fifth annual general meeting since er at a billiard-table at Brussels. This man once lived handsomely its establishment, when the Earl of Moray was unanimously rein one of our western streets, and was employed by some people elected President of that Society, and the other usual business was of consequence, as well as by half the thoughtless and profuse of || harmoniously transaeted. The meeting had the satisfaction to find, both sexes in gay life.

that though the contributions to the funds of the Society during the A baker's boy, aged sixteen years, who has seven times commit- || past ycar have somewhat declined, the sum actually received by ted the crime of arson, in Hungary, has been condemned to be the treasurer, in the twelve months ending on the 4th Tuesday of burnt alive.

August, was above £.558, while there were some arrears of subOn the 230 ult. one Willaume and his wife were executed' on scriptions for the year, and a few contributions from Bible associathe Place du Greve, at Paris. They were found guilty of an at. tions not yet remitted to him, which will add considerably to the tempt to commit robbery and murder on a female cook, while her amount, and will raise the whole sums contributed to the Society's master was absent. As three o'clock Willaume was brought into objects, during the first five years of its existence, from the district the keeper's lodge, where the executioner tied his hands and cut for which it was formed, to above £.3000. off his hair. He asked for his wife ; and was told he would see Union Canal-The state of the subscription for this work is now her presently, He then said, " I have seen service, and I have such as to enable the committee of management to assure the pubnever trembled shall not tremble now ; my hands were never I lic, that the work will commence as soon as the late harvest will

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[13th Sept. 1817. permit the levels to be renewed and the ground staked out. The representative chapters, from various parts of the country, give their surface plan of the country is already more than half completed, | aid and attendance on the occasion. The first Principal of the Royal and the other preliminary steps are also in progress, so that there Arch Chapter of Edinburgh, as the premier, proceeded to conis now no doubt of the canal being begun this winter.

secrate the Grand Chapter by prayer, and with corn, wine, and One half of the new jail on the Calton-hill is now in a finished oil, agreeable to ancient custom, which was then proclaimed by the state, and was inspected on Tuesday se'ennight by the Commissioners, naine, style, and title of “ The Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chap. previous to occupation, who expressed themselves satistied with the ter of Scotland." The Chapter then proceeded to the election, when manner in which the work is done. Among the Commissioners the following grand office-bearers were unanimously chosen :present were the Lord Provost, the Lord President, Lord Pitmilly, The Right Hon. Sir William Drummond of Logiealmond, Baron Clerk Rattray, Sir George Clerk, M. P. Sir William Rae, &c, K. C. M. E. Gd. Z. : Sir Patrick Walker of Coats, Knight, M. E.

Friday se'ennight, the materials of the old jail, with the shops Gd. H.; George Douglas, of Arbeadie, Esq. Advocate, M. E. attached to the west end of it, were sold, by public roup, for the Gd. I.; Alexander Robertson of Prendergast, Esq. Dy. Gd. Prin. ; suin of £.280. The taking down of the shops commenced on James Harrowar of Inzievar, Esq. advocate, Grand Chancellor ; Tuesday, and the taking down of the prison is to commence on the George Burnet of Pirnteaton, Esq. Gd. Chamberlain ; Rev. Arcbi. 15th instant. The whole must be removed in three weeks from bald Gracie, Gd. Priest ; Robert Wight, Esq. accountant, Gd. that date. The unfortunate inmates will take possession of their Treasurer; Wm. Macknight Crawford of Cartsburn and Ratho, new place of residence in the course of the week.

Esq. E. and Benj. Bartlet Buchannan of Drumskibo, Esq. N. Gd. Several cditional seats were lately placed in the Meadow Walk Scribes ; Murray Pringle, Gd. Recorder and Vice Gd. Chancellor ; for the accomınodation of the public, two of which were last week Lieut. William Munro, of the royal artillery, Prin. Gd. Sojourner ; wantonly torn from the ground.

John Hepburn of Colquhalzie, Esq. and Lieutenant Patrick DeuA little girl not exceeding 12 years of age, was put to the bar of char, of the royal navy, Assist. Gd. Sojourners ; James Neilson, the Police Court on Tuesday, charged with wandering about the Esq. W. S. Gd. Standard Bearer ; William Deuchar of Morningstreets at night, and having no fixed place of abode. Her father, side, Esq. Master of Ceremonies and Vice Gd. Chamberlain.. a poor labouring man, attended. He stated that every attempt to A procession was made to the robing-room of the Royal Arch make her lead a life of industry had failed-he had locked her up Chapter of Edinburgh, the band of the Scots Greys playing the anin the closest confinement; that, upon one occasion, she had un. them. Having prepared and invested the Grand Principal, the pro. guardedly been sent to the well for water, when she absconded, and cession returned to introduce him, a march being performed by the was heard no more of until found wandering betwixt Canterbury organ and vocal band as the procession moved along, and the breand Dover ; that a gentleman had taken her into his family at Do

thren paying every honour and salute. ver, from whence she again absconded, and was found wandering Wednesday se'ennight a young man was killed by the lightning in London ; that upon receiving her home, he had watched her with near Old Monkland church, and several persons were thrown to the utmost care, but about six weeks ago, she having begged hard the ground, or struck with temporary blindness. to be taken to church, he indulged her, but, in going in at the Fingask Hermit, in the Carse of Gowrie.-- This venerable cha. church door, she again give him the slip, and he never heard any | racter, who has, for a long time, inhabited a cave of great rural thing of her until now, and he begged of the magistrate to send her beauty and retirement in the braes of the Carse, near Fingask, and to Bridewell as an act of charily. The girl, having been interroga. who was, perhaps, one of the most innocent of beings, has lately red by the magistrate, acknowledged these facts, and that her fa- | disappeared. His disappearance has naturally occasioned consither and mother had been kind to her. The magistrate humanely | derable uneasines to those who were in the habit of frequenting bis recommended to her father to make another trial of her, as he was

abode, and who considered him to be one of the interesting specunwilling to send so young a creature to Bridewell; and promised tacles of the place. Some circumstance have occurred, which make that he would get her put into a free school.

it highly probable that he has been forcibly carried off, and that a few On Thursday se'ennight, the North Briton post-coach, on her young men in the neighbourhood have been the wicked perpetraway to Edinburgh, was upset about a mile from Berwick, owing, tors of the deed: This they could do with the greatest facility, as as is supposed, to the leathern strap which secured the linch pia he never used his voice-seemingly incapable of doing so, whatbeing cut by some malicious person. Two of the passengers were ever might be the cold or heat of his exposed residence. Indeed, severely hurt ; one of them, Mr Spittal, captain of a West India- his insensibility to external good and evil was so perfect, that none man, had his foot so severely bruised that amputation was found | living ever saw him laugh or smile, or change his attitude. His necessary. The linch pin was found vearly half a mile from the beard was extremely long. He had lately renewed his raiment ; place where the coach upset.

and it is suspected that it was to get possession of those that the The jail of Perth was brcken on the evening of Saturday the 30th | villainous deed has been perpetrated. Some magistrates of the August, and a prisoner under indictment for house-breaking made | country have very properly taken an active part in the endeavour his escape: the Magistrates have offered a reward of fifteen gui

to bring the guilt home to those accused, but hitherto without ef. neas for his apprehension.

fect. His cross and some small articles have been picked up on Wednesday se'ennight, the following melancholy accident hap- | the neighbouring hills, which excites a painful apprehension, that pened in a tenement building in George Street, Glasgow :-While something worse than theft may have happened. about ten masons were working on a scaffold five stories high, two The Duke of Argyle has appointed the Rev. Mr Story, proba. labourers with a stone and another with a hod of lime, came upon tioner, to be assistant and successor to the Rev. Dr Drummond, il at nearly the same time; in an instant the scaffold gave way, minister of Roseneath. and cight men fell, only two of whom reached the ground, the On the 26tb ultimo, the right honourable the Lord Chief Com others being stopped in their fall by the intervening joists; and, missioner was presented with the freedom of the burgh of Inver. excepting one who went home, the others, seven in number, dread. keithing, enclosed in a silver box of elegant workmanship. fully bruised, were carried to the Royal Infirmary. One died just Friday se'ennight, the Principal and Professors of the College of as he entered the premises ; a second underwent the operation of Glasgow unanimously elected Doctor Thomas Thomson, now of trepan, but expired next morning. Of the surviving five, three London, Lecturer in Chemistry in the University. have received such severe internal bruises, that it will be some days

HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY. before they can be deemed out of danger. The other two will

On Friday se'ennight came on the trial of Bernard M'Ilvogue,

Hugh Møllvogue, and Patrick M.Cristal, accused of breaking into the Consecration of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland.

house of Robert Morris, farmer in Everton, near Greenock, on the On Thursday the 28th ultimo, a supreme Grand Royal Arch 230 March last, by forcing open one of the windows, of attacking Chapter was held in St John's Chapel, for the purpose of constitu- the said Robert Morris, blindfolding him, and holding him by force ting a Grand and Supreme Chapter, to preside over and control the on the ground, and stealing from the house some money, wearing different chapters and lodges of this masonic degree in Scotland.apparel, &c.—and of assaulting and attacking Janet Crawford, The mçeting was most respectable and numerous, and thirty-four sister of Mrs Morris, and Mary Black, servant to Robert Morris,

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21 and committing violence on their persons. After perpetrating the After an impressive address from the Lord Justice Clerk, on the robbery the pannels fled, and were apprehended in Argyllshire enormity of the crime, the prisoner was sentenced to be executed some days after. The pannels pleaded Not Guilty. From the na- at Edinburgh on the 15th of October next. ture of the charges, the public were excluded, and the doors lock. The prisoner is a young woman about 20 years of age, and was ed. The examination of witnesses continued till five o'clock. One formerly employed at Gilmerton coal-works. of them, Bernard Hutton or Hation, an accomplice, who was ad. Robert Reid, chimney-sweeper, was next brought up, accused mitted in evidence, was committed to prison for gross prevarication of the murder of John Frazer, alias Thomson, a boy of eleven years

The Solicitor-General declined addressing the jury, as the case of age, who, having been sent up a vent at Albany Street chapel, was in his opinion clearly made out.

stuck so fast at a turn in the vent, that he was unable to extri. Mr Hunter, for the prisoners, said only a few words.

cate himsell. The prisoner, in concert with Joseph Rae, got The Lord Justice Clerk made a long charge to the jury, who ropes fastened to his legs, and by repeatedly pulling them with retired for about ten minutes, and returned an unanimous verdict, great force, dragged him down the vent, notwithstanding his cries finding Bernard M'Ilvogue and Patrick M‘Cristal, guilty of house. of distress. The boy died in consequence. Joseph Rae, for.the breaking, robbery, and rape ; and Hugh Möllvogue guilty of house- same crime, was formerly sentenced to be transported for fourteen breaking and robbery.

years. The Judges, Lords Justice Clerk, Pitmilly, and Succoth, seve- The public prosecutor having restricted the libel to Culpable rally delivered their opinions on the verdict. They were unani- Homicide, the prisoner was found Guilty on his own judicial conmous in thinking that this was one of the most aggravated cases fession. The Court sentenced him to transportation for seven that had ever occurred in this country-it was quite uncommon years. He received a very impressive admonition from the Lord here, and had been proved by the clearest evidence.

Justice Clerk. Before pronouncing sentence, the Lord Justice Clerk addressed Tuesday, Sept. 9.John Jeffrey, or Jeffreys, mate of the Prince the unfortunate pannels He said their conduct was most atro. Edward revenue cutter, for murder. cious and brotal, and he was well convinced that their accomplice It appeared that Mr Jeffrey was sent, by his commanding offiwas as guilty as any of them. That it was vain for them to look cer, Sir John Reid, the captain of the Prince Edward Cutter, to for mercy-they could expect none; and although Hugh Möll. seize some smuggled goods that had been observed landing on the vogue's case differed in some respects from his companions, yet island of Arran ; with a party of armed seamen, he went several he was to expect no mitigation of punishment. He conjured them miles up the country, and, about four miles from the shore, seized to apply for mercy to God by repentance, and concluded by pro- some whiskey. In the course of returning to his boat, he was joinnouncing sentence, ordaining them to be detained in the tolbooth ed by four or five persons, who declared themselves the perpetraof Edinburgh till the 6th of October, and then to be transmitted tors of this breach of the law. As he proceeded back to the coast, from Sheriff to Sheriff until lodged in the tolbooth of Greenock ; numbers of the country people assembled, amounting at least to and on Friday the 10th of October to be executed in such place in above 200 persons. This crowd, which was continually increasing or near the town of Greenock as the Sheriff-Depute of Renfrew- and pouring down the country side, was collected, either by signals, shire shall appoint.

with which the people there communicate among themselves with They are all young men, natives of Ireland, and received their great dexterity, or by the sound of the guns fired by the cutter sentence with much unconcern.

to bring the boat to, that was first observed and suspected to con. Counsel for the Crown, the Solicitor General and James A. vey smuggled spirits. The crowd continued to increase, when, Maconochie, Esq.Agent, Mr Hugh Warrender. For the pan. about two miles, or a mile and a half from the shore, they became nels, Robert Hunter and E. D. Sandford, Esq.--Agent, Mr Da. violent, and attempting to carry away the smuggled goods, they niel Christie, S. S. C.

declared that none of the crew should return to the cutter with Saturday, Sept. 6.-The court then proceeded to the trial of their lives. . Mr Jeffrey repeatedly cautioned the multitude as to Murray Stewart, tide-waiter in Greenock, accused of breaking in- the part they were acting-assured them he was an officer-shewed to the Custom house of Greenock, on the night of the 9th Feh- them his coat and desired them to desist from their purposes. ruary 1816, and stealing bank notes to the amount of £.1200 He endeavoured to prevent the mob from pressing upon his party, sterling; the greater part of which he soon after deposited in the by repressing them by the flat sides of his sword. He proceeded branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland at Glasgow, and in the Bank- towards the shore, and, in consequence of the personal danger in ing Company at Greenock. The prisoner pleaded Not Guilty. which the lives of himself and crew were placed the conduct of

After an investigation of no great interest, the Jury returned a the islanders, in order to intimidate them and warn them of the verdict of Not Proven ; and after a suitable admotiition from the consequence of their perseverance in such illegal and outrageous Lord Justice Clerk, the pannel was disinissed from the bar. conduct as that of which they were guilty, he fired two blank

Counsel for the Crown, the Lord Advocate, the Solicitor-Gene- shots over their heads. When this took place, the mob appeared ral, J. A. Maconochie, and A. Wood, Esqrs.--Agent, Hugh War. to hesitate, and to deliberate a few moments; and then, with a render, Esq. W. S. For the Prisoner, Francis Jeffrey and James general cheer or hurra, they immediately rushed forward. A few Ivory, Esqrs.Agent Mr W. H. Sands, W. S.

women were selected to begin the attack. Some of Mr Jeffrey's Monday, Sept. 8.-Robert Dingwall, from the parish of Fearn, men were knocked down. One was dragged along the ground se. county of Ross, accused of attempting to commit inurder by means veral yards. «Mr Jeffrey was knocked down; and, while lying of poison, which he intended to administer to his wife, Christian upon his back, he gave orders to fire, and some of those then lying Clark, was put to the bar. Mr John Hope, his counsel, before upon the ground, and engaged with the assailants, fired. In con. allowing the prisoner to plead, objected to the indictment. The sequence of this firing, which had become necessary for the safety charge being merely that of an attempt to poison, which was a of the sailors, several of the mob, who happened to be proprietors new case, the Court ordered informations to be given in.

of the whiskey, were killed. Janet Douglas was then brought to the bar, accused of " Child- Lord Justice Clerk said, that after the very fair, open, and canstealing," she having, on the 12th of May, carried away Margaret || did manner, in which his Majesty's Solicitor. General has disclaim. Reach, a child between three and four years of age, from the ed even a conception of any thing like guilt attachable to the prihouse of her father James Reach, at King's Stables, Edinburgh. soner under this indictment, but, on the contrary, having borne T'he case was clearly proved by the evidence of the child's parents, | his testimony to his conduct upon this unfortunate occasion, it and by other witnesses, her father having, after great anxiety, tra. would be an useless waste of your time, and tending to throw dis. ced and overtaken the prisoner, at Halbeath-colliery, near Dun- trust on the opinion you must have formed upon this case, to have fermline. The declaration of the prisoner also admitted that she detained you by any evidence in exculpation. I have no difficul. "stole the child.

ty in stating to you, from the evidence disclosed, not only by the • The counsel on both sides having addressed the Jury, the evi. persons belonging to the revenue vessel, but from that drawn, dence was summed up by the Lord Justice Clerk, in his usual able some part of it with reluctance, from persons who took a consiand impartial manner, and the Jury, without leaving the box, re- derable concern in the transaction, there is no ground for a versuroed a verdict finding the prisoner Guilty.

dict in terms of this indictment. Throughout this unfortunate

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Scots Bankrupts-- Agricultural Report- British Legislution, $c. [13th Sept. 1817. day, the conduct of the pannel was most distinguished, for moder- for the harvest : it bas been very warm, and the wind at the east ation, propriety, and determination to do the duty incumbent up gives promise of a continuance of settled weather ; in consequence, on him by the office he held under government, for his country. the corn-market has become exceedingly heavy; scarcely a sale of Therefore, I have no doubt it is your duty, and will give you sa- wheat was made on the 3d inst. in London, the purchasers anticitisfaction, to find he is not guilty of the charge in the indictment. pating a great decline.

The Jury, without leaving the box, immediately returned an From every manufacturing district in the kingdom we learn, unanimous verdict of Not Guilty.

that extensive sales and orders (both domestic and foreign) have After the witnesses for the crown had been examined, the So gladdened the hearts of the working classes of society. The iron licitor General admitted that the jury were bound to return a ver. and the woollen trades are described as particularly flourishing. dict in any respect favourable for the pannel.

or the cotton urade, of which Manchester is the centre, we can ourselves speak in the highest tone of gratification. Every hand which can be usefully applied to manufacturing is employed. The tran.

sit of goods, both in an unfinished state, az they are sent to under, Thomas Harvey, merchant, Glasgow; in the King's Arms Inn, go one process after another, and in a finished and packed state, there, on the 13th and 27th September, at 12 o'clock.

give a different appearance to our streets from what they exhibited William Hyslop, corn-merchant and miller at Maxweltown, in a few months ago, when care and "hope deferred" sallowed every Pagan's Inn there, on 8th and 29th September, at 1 o'clock. face, in the listless crowd who trailed their steps along. Now,

James Johnston, tanner, Glasgow; in the Star Inn there ; on borne by the quick step of profitable business, almost every one 16th September and 1st October, at 1 o'clock.

exhibits that satisfaction which the philanthropist loves to see seat. Andrew Pringle, merchant, Coldstream; in the Black Bull Inn ed on the faces of his fellow-men. there, on 17th September. and 20 October, at 1 o'clock.

Lord Forbes has allowed twenty per cent. to his tenants, on the * James Largie, ship-owner and merchant, Johnsbaven: in Hun- Polmood estate, upon the last year's rent, due at Whitsunday ter's lon, Montrose, on 17th September and 4th October, at 12 1817. o'clock.

The canker in sheep. This disease had manifested itself in one Examinations.-James White & Company, merchants, Glasgow; of the flock of M. Morel de Vinde, Peer of France. A shepin the Sheriff-clerk's Office there, on 18th September and 20 Octo- herd began by the use of the ordinary remedy, an acid lotion, ber, at 11 o'clock.

without effect. The contagion, which had affected two lambs, Duncan Monteath & Co. grocers, Glasgow, and John Duncan, reached in six days 32 others. Nitric acid (aqua-fortis of the grocer there, as an individual ; in the Sheriff-clerk's Office, Glas- shops) was used, and it had immediately the fullest success. All guw, on 22d September and 7th October, at 11 o'clock.

the animals affected were cured, and the contagion was stopped in Thomas Stewart, carrier between Leith and Glasgow, and general one day.--Journal General. agent residing at Leitb; in the Sheriff-clerk's Office, Edinburgh, on 19th September, and third October, at I o'clock.

BRITISH LEGISLATION.

Acts passed in the 57th year of the reign of George III. or in the AGRICULTURE, &c.

Afth Session of the fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom. Report from East Lothian. The alternate frosts and rains have Cap. XXXV. For punishing Mutiny and Desertion ; and for retarded the progress of the crop, and the heavy crops, pretty ge. the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.June 20. 1 neral in the low parts of the country, are much laid. A few Number of forces, 121,035. patches of early barley have been cut, and several fields are nearly Cap. XXXVI. To regulate the Trade to and from the Places ready for cutting; but it will be after the middle of this month within the Limits of the Charter of the East India Company, and before wheat harvest becomes general, even in the low parts of the certain Possessions of his Majesty in the Mediterranean. - June 20. country, though the weather should be good: the oats have very Cap. XXXVII. To explain and amend an Act of the Fiftylittle changed colour. The crops of all kinds, on good soils, appear third Year of his present Majesty, relating to Tolls on Carriages to be bulky, but it is feared the wheat will be coarse in quality, used in Husbandry, and to remove Doubts as to Exemption of and much light grain in it. The barley appears generally good, Carriages, not wholly laden with Manure, from Payment of Toll. and the oats may yet be a good crop in the low country, but are June 20. generally ligbt, and will probably be very ill filled in the higher Not to exempt certain carriages from tolls. parts. The beans and pease can scarcely now be any thing but a Cap. XXXVIII. To continue, until the 15th Day of June failing crop, and the turnips, except on very dry and good soils, 1818, an Act of the 52nd Year of his present Majesty, for the more have suffered from the wetness. Hay, which was but a middling effectual Preservation of the Peace, by enforcing the Duties of crop, has been selling at 7d. and 8d. p stone. The prices of all Watching and Warding.June 20. other farm produce have declined during the month.-1st Sept. Cap. XXXIX. To extend certain Provisioris of the Acts of the

Report for England. The hay harvest has been generally pro- 36th and 52nd Years of the Reign of his present Majesty to Mat. tracted, by the constant rains, but at last finished : both the natu. ters of Charity and Friendly Societies.-June 20. ral and sown grasses, more fortunately than could have been ex Cap. XL. To authorize the rewarding Officers of the Customs pected, leaving the prospect of an abundant aftermath. Scarcely for their Services in preventing illicit Distillation in Scotland, unany stock of old hay on hand. The long succession of cool and der an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament.-June 20. rainy weather will occasion a much later corn harvest than was ex- Cap. XLI. To repeal two Acts passed in the 54th and 55th pected, in which, however, there will be the advantage of great Years of his present Majesty, relating to the Office of the Agent fulness and substance in ear from gradual vegetation.—The want General, and for transferring the Duties of the said Office to the of sun has been generally felt since the great heats in June, and, Offices of the Paymaster General and Secretary at War. June 20. in the northern parts of the country, much corn of all kinds is yet Cap. XLII. To revive and continue, until the 25th Day of in an immature state. In the forward districts, and upon the best March 1819, an Act inade in the 44th Year of his present Majesty, soils, great breadths of corn have been cut within the last fortnight, for permitting the Exportation of Salt from the Port of Nassau, and as much carried as the wet state of the weather would permit in the Island of New Providence, the Port of Exuma and the Port On such soils, the crops of wheat, barley, oats, pease, and rye, are of Crooked Island in the Bahama Islands, in American Ships great: and the few samples yet shewn at market are of one qua- coming in Ballast.-June 27. lity. Beans will, perhaps, turn out beyond expectation, but the Cap. XLIII. For granting, for Two Years from the 5th Day Heligoland beans have not succeeded so well as the native.--00 of July, 1817, Bounties on Sugar refined otherwise than by Claythe least promising soils, grain of all kinds seems likely to prove ing.–June 27. an average crop, granting a favourable latter harvest. Potatoes Cap. XLIV. To allow Corps of Yeomanry or Volunteer Caand turnips are almost every where fine crops.

valry, when assembled for the Suppression of Riots or Tumults, The weather for spme days past has been universally favourable to be quartered and billetted, and Officers on Half Pay to hold cer

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23 tain Commissions in such Corps, and to exempt Members in such of Union-street, Borough, Surrey, mechanic; for certain improveEorps from serving the Office of Constable.June 27.

ments in the construction of wheel carriages. Cap. XLV. For the Continuation of all and every person or Peter Hamlin, of Albany-place, Kent New Road, Camberwell, Persons in any and every Office, Place, or Employment, Civil or merchant, for an improvement or improvements in the making a Military, within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,

cement or composition for ornaments and statues, and for making Dominion of Wales, Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Isles of Jer. || artificial bricks, or an imitation of bricks, tiles, and stones, and sey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sarke, and Man'; and also in all and joining and cementing the same ; and for erecting, covering, and every of his Majesty's Foreign Possessions, Colonies, or Planta.

decorating buildings, internally and externally; and also an im. tions, which he or she shalt bold, possess, or exercise, during the provement or improvements in the mixing, working, and mouldPleasure of the Crown, at the Time of the Death or Demise of bising of the said cement or composition, upon any sort of materials, present Majesty, until removed or discharged therefrom by the or in working and moulding whole and entire erections and subsucceeding King or Queen of this Realm.June 29.

stances therewith. Cap. XLVI. To prevent the issuing and circulating of Pieces Frederic Brunton, of Bride-lane, Fleet-street, London, gentle. of Copper or other Metal, usually called Tokens.-June 27.

man ; for a mode of employing silk, or other materials, in the No copper tokens to be made, or issued, or circulated.

making of hats and bonnets. Every person who shall, after the said tst of January 1818, circulate or pass, as for any nominal value in money or goods, any such token, shall for every such token so circulated or passed, whether such persons shall be or have been concerned in the origi. Friday se'ennight, the lady of Dr Edward Rigby, M. D. of Nor. nal issuing or circulation of any such token, or only the bearer or wich, three sons and a daughter. Mrs Rigby, who is as well as bolder thereof for the time being, forfeit any sum not less than two usual so soon after childbirth, has now twelve children. --At shillings, or more than ten shillings, at the discretion of the Justice Durie, on the 25th ult. the lady of C. M. Christie, Esq. a son.or Justices of the Peace who shall hear and determine such offence. At Edinburgh, on the 24th ult. Mrs Maitland, of Eccles, a son.

Not to affect Bank of England tokens.-Sheffield penny tokens At Rochsoles-house, on the 22d ult. the lady of Lieutenant. Col. issued for the relief of the poor, may circulate to 25th March 1823. Gerard, of Rochsoles, a daughter.At Dunmore, on the 26th ult. Birmingham penny tokens issued for the relief of the poor, may Mrs Campbell, a daughter.-At Quebec, the lady of Colonel Myers, circulate to 25th March 1820.

deputy quarter-master-general to the forces, a daughter.
Cap. XLVII. Por settling and securing Annuities on Lord
Colchester, and on the next Person to whom the Title of Lord
Colchester shall descend, in consideration of his eminent services.
June 27.

At Edinburgh, on the 26th ult. the Rev. Walter Dunlop, DumCap. XLVIII. To'make further Provision for the Adjust. fries, to Miss Janet M.Lean, daughter of the late Daniel M'Lean, ment of the Accounts of the Consolidated Fund of the United

Esq. supervisor of Excise. —At Eglinton Castle, on the 21st últ. Kingdom, and for making good any occasional Deficiency which

Richard A. Oswald, Esq. of Auchencruive, to the Right Hon. Lady may arise in the said Fund in Great Britain or Ireland respective. Lilias M'Queen. At London, John Holman Hay, Esq. of the Ad. ly; and to direct the application of Monies by the Commissioners miralty, to Anne, fifth daughter of the late Henry Dyett, Esq.m. for the reduction of the National Debt.-June 27. Cap. XLIX. For altering and amending the Laws of Excise Captain Burney, of the 44th regiment, tu Diana Boyleson, young

est daughter of Hugh Somervill, Esq. of Mount Pleasant.- Mr with respect to Salt and Rock Salto-June 27.

James Dunlop, merchant, Glasgow, to Marianne, only daughter of Cap. L. To continue an Act made in the 54th Year of his pre- the late Andrew Macmillan, Esq. merchant, Port-Glasgow. At East sent Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act to provide for the pre- Connage, Kenneth Mackenzie, Esg, of Dundonnel, to Isabella Coserving and restoring of Peace in such Parts of Ireland as may at

lina, daughter of James Roy, Esq. Surgeon to the forces. The any Time be disturbed by seditious Persons, or by Persons enter.

Rev. Charles Ross Matheson, minister of Kilmuir Easter, to Caroing into unlawful Combinations or Conspiracies. June 27. Cap. LI. To regulate the Celebration of Marriages in New. moreland, Mr Thomas Mounsay, farmer, to Miss Atkinson, only

line, youngest daughter of Colin Shaw, Esq. At Moreland, Westfoundland.June 27.

daughter of Mr Thomas Atkinson, yeoman. The bride is heiress

to property to the amount of twenty thousand pounds, and has been LIST OF PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS, &c.

brought up with the most exact economy, and exclusively employ,

ed in the dairy. Thomas Wedrake, of Hornchurch, Essex, agricultural implement maker ; for certain improvements on ploughs.

DEATHS. David Brewster, of Edinburgh, Doctor of Laws; for a new optical instrument called the Kaleidoscope, for exhibiting and creating At Ballachroan, county of Inverness, Mrs Captain Porbes Mac. beautiful forms and patterns of general use, in all the ornamental donell, second daughter of the late John M.Pherson, Esq. of Inarts.

verball.At Setonbill, East Lothian, on the 21st ult. Mr Peter Samuel Brown,' of Mark-la, commander in his Majesty's navy; Bairnsfather, junior, farmer.-At Doonfoot, on the 10th ult. Mr for an improvement in a construction of a bridge, for the forma || Charles Abercromby, civil engineer.-At Grenada, aged 21, of the tion and uniting of its component parts, in a manner not hithertorever of the country, Mr Benjamin Brown, hospital assistant to the practised.

forces. At London, the Right Hon. Frances Lady Redesdale.William Henry Simpson, of Bickington, Devonshire, mechanic; At Burntsfield Links, on the 26th ult. Mr Robert Walker, surgeon, for certain improvements in the machinery for the spinning of royal navy.--At Mill-hill, Musselburgh, on the 23d ult. Charles wool, cotton, and other fibrous substances.

Stewart, Esq. formerly commander of the Honourable East India Richard Parmer Brain, of Salford, Lancaster, brewer; for an | Company's ship Airly Castle.-At Edinburgh, on the 25th ult. Mr improvement, or apparatus, calculated to obtain or generate gas Adam Brooks, merchant. At Kersebill, on the 20th ult. Mrs in a more economical manner than heretofore, from coal, or any Christian Rattray, wife of Alexander Ramsay, Esq. banker Falother article, material, or substance, for lighting or heating houses, kirk.-At Kingston, Jamaica, Major John Lee, of the Royal Scots, manufactories, or other places, where light or heat is required. ! aid-de-camp to Major General Couran.-At London, aged 84, Ma

Henry Tritton, of Clapham, Surrey, Esq.; for an apparatus | jor John Plenderleath, formerly of the royal regiment of artillery. for distilling,

At Edinburgh, on the 27th ult. Miss Fyffe, daughter of the late Thomas Aspinwall, Esq. of Bishopsgate Church-yard, London ; || John Fyffe, Esq. banker in Edinburgh.-At Auchnefauld, Perthfor an elliptic valve pump-box.

shire, on the 30th ult. Elizabeth Murray, in the 116th year of her Reuben Phillips, of Exeter, gentleman; for a method of purify. || age. She was in good health, and enjoyed the use of all her faing gas for the purpose of illumination.

culties, till within a few days of her death.-Charles Revel, Esri George Wyke, of Bath, Somersetsbire, Esq. and Edward Shorter, near Enfield. This gentleman had been for sume time past so

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