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Lieut. Pine therefore returned on board, Extract of a letter from Brig. Gen. Stehaving received a severe contusion on the wart to Maior-Gen. Hunter, dated breast from a musquet ball. As the tide Kingstown, Jan. 13. rose again it became practicable to make About three o'clock on the morning of a fecond attempt to burn the remaining the 8th initant, the enemy made an atvefsels. Lieut. Pearson was accordingly tack on our left, where we had a threedetached for that purpose with the boats, pounder and a cohorn, placed upon a and I am happy to add, his gallant ex- tongue of land, which ran out about fitertions succeeded to the utmost of my ty yards, thought, from the steepness on hopes, notwithlanding the renewed and each side, to be almoit inaccessible. On heavy fire of mufquetry from the thore. the first shot, I immediately ran out as This' fire was returned with great fpirit fast as the darkness would permit me, and evident good effect; and I was much 'ani was met by Major Harcourt, field. pleased with the conduct of Lieut. Gof- officer of the day. I found the men all fet, in the hired lugger, and Mr Knight, paraded, and Brigadier Gen. Strutt, who in the Diamond's launch, who covered had just then received a wound in his the approach and retreat of the boats. face, exerting himself much with the The veffels were all burnt except an ar- 54th regimeni. I Will proceeded to the med lugger, which kept up her fire to left, but, from the darkness, could not the last.

distinguish the enemy from our own fol. Killed, 2 seamen.-Wounded, first Lieu. diers (about this time a French officer tenant Horace Pine, Lieutenant Carter got over our works, and was taken priof the marines, and five feamen.

foner); and not being yet certain whe

ther the enemy had taken pofleffion of Horse Guards, March 17.

the baitery to the left, I directed Major Extract of letter from Major Gen. Leigh Harcourt to reinforce that post with the

to Mr Secretary Dundas, dated Mar- picquet of the 401h; but before this tinico, Jan. 21.

could be done, I had too much reason I this day received Brigadier-Gen. to believe it was taken, and immediately Siewari's fatement of the attack on his dispatched a messenger to Lieut.-Coi. camp at Si Vincent's on the 8th inftant, Graham, to bring up the whole or part and The return of the killed, wounded, of the second West India regiment; but and missing in that unfortunate afrair. before the messenger had got many yards,

The Governor, and a committee of a firing was heard on the right from the the Legislature of St Vincent, having enemy, and all along the front. In this written to the Commanding Officer at fituation, I left Capt Harrison of the Barbadoes, on the firft notice of this dif- light company of the 54th regiment, most after, Brig. Gen. Knox immcdiately fent actively employed in using every exeroft 260 men of the 63d regiment, who tion to kecp his men to their duiy, anal had arrived there, under the command was proceeding to the right, by the of Lieut. Col. Gower, to their allistance. 4oth regiment, to know what was doing

there, but I had scarce reached this regiExtract of a letter from Major-Gen. ment, when I heard the battery I had

Hunter to Major-Gen. Leigh. left was taken. I instantly turned about,

Herewith I have the honour to inclose directing Major Harcourt, with all the to your Lxcellency a letter from Briga- men I could collect, to follow me and dier-Gen. Stewart, with a list of the kil- retake the battery. I again met Brigaled, and wounded, and mifling, in the dier-Gen. Strutt between fome men, who unfortunate action of the 8th init. informed me his leg was shattered, and

I have made the best arrangement I Capt. Harrison fhot through the shoulcould think of for the safety of Fort der. I ftill pushed forward, uling my Charlotte, and the protection of the best endeavours, with other officers, to town, to effect which, I was under the animate the men to their duty, many of necessity of evacuating the new Vigie, whom, at that moment were killed anal perceiving the enemy's intention of cut- wounded. At this time, the troops in ting off our communication with it. the front and on the right of the line,

I much fear that I shall be under the gave way, and the enemy took poselitou necessity of retiring with the troops into of the remaining battery. In this diFort Charlotte, which is a poft in my lemma nothing but, a retreat could be opinion noi to be taken by all the force thought of. the enemy can bring againit it.

We reached Biabou with confiderable

loss. The enemy hung on our rear and except the transports with troops, which right; but, from the judicious attention are to fail under convoy of the Vengeance of Lieui. Col. Fuller (who on every oc- mad of war. cafion arforded me the most ready affil- The Duke of York has abolished the tance and Lieut.-Col. Graham, they regimental consolidated funds; a reforwere kept oft.

mation by which the troops now get all Biabcu being upwards of twelve miles their pay without floppages, to the tofrom Kingiiown, without provision, and tal prevention of all thofe frauds, fo long Liile ammunition, it appeared by no practised both on the public and the folDans prudeni to take post here ; I there. diery. fore, as luon as the men had got fome The reports of the naval preparations Iiiik reit, and it became dark (after have going forward in the ports of Holland, ig ordered fires to be kindled,) resumed with a view of affitting their new allies, our march towards Kingstown unmviei- received ample confirmation by the aped.

pearance of their fiet at sea, and which Return of the Killer, Wounded, and Mising was of confiderable force. On Tuesday,

in the aitack of the enemy on the Camp Feb. 23. they were discovered coming bofore Mount Williams, Hard of St out of the Texel by an English frigate l'incent, jan. 8.

and a cutter, stationed to watch their Total-8 ferjeants, I drummer, 45 motions; they corsifted of 6 two deckrank and file, killed; I major, 2 cap- ed ilips, 8 jarge frigates, and 3 Imaller iainis, 10 subalterns, I surgeon, 6 fer- venels. Their deftination was unknown; jeants, 2 drummers, 87 rank and file it was conjectured that they were either Wotinded; 10 lerjeants, I drummer, 180 bound for the North Seas, to convoy rank and file, misling.

home a feet of merchantmell, or to go Vames of Officers zounded.-Brigadier- north about and join the French fletts Gen. Strutt, Brigade-Major Stewart, at Breft or Toulon. The Adiniralty imBrigade Major Waiford (not included in mediately dispatched Admiral Duncan, the abuve return.)

with Admiral Prin. Ic, in quest of them. JA. STEWART, B. Gen, The Marquis del Campo left this Admiralty-Office, March 18. country on the 29th for Paris, to assume Extract of a letter from the Hon. Robert his character as ambassador from Spain

Siopford, Captain of his Majesty's to the French republic. thip Phaeton, to Mr Nepean, dated

March 8. were executed on board the at lea, March 11. 1796, Cape Finitier. Defiance man of war at Sheerness, five re, E. N. E. 40 leagues.

of the mutineers, who were found guilty I Have to request you will inform ny by a court martial; four others received I ords Commiflioners of the Admiralty, his Majesty's pardon. This awful specwhat the French Corvette, called La Bon- tacle had a due effect upon the several 14 Citoyetine, mounting 20 nine-poun- ilips companies, who behaved in a very ders, and carrying 145 men, was cap- proper and becoming manner on the octured yesterday by the squadron under casion. my orders, Cape Finisterre E. by N. 58

10. This day came on at the East Inleagues.

dia House, the adjourned question be

tween the Direciors of the East India LONDON.

Company and the old shipping owners, The difference of opinion which pre: mendation of the Court of Directors for

when, after a fhort debate, the recomvailed beiween the Board of Controul and the East India Company, with re

hiring their ships by public contract was spect to Mr Ilastings, is entirely remov

agreed to. ed, and it is at lengih agreed, that the lary expences of Mr Hastings thall be

EDINBURGH. di charged by the Company, and that, March 3. The Duke D'Angouleme as a compensation for his fervices, he attended the Theatre Royal this evenshall be allowed an annuiiy for life of ing for the first time, accompanied by socol.

her Grace the Duchets of Buccleugh. Feb. 23. Admiral Gardner in the 4. The Lord Provost received a re. Oncen, failed with the rest of the men spite in favour of John O'Neil, under of war under his command, with the firtence of death for murder, for leven ikçi for the Weat Indies under convoy, days aficr lcunesday the oth init.

5. This day the Royal Edinburgh Vo- nagers, who are to act along with the lunteers had a general field day, and executors, for carrying into effect a were reviewed by his Grace the Duke course of lectures in experimental phiof Buccleugh, Lord Lieutenant of the lofophy, such as he himfelf delivered for county:

many years with so much reputation. 11. The fourdation of the New Af- The apparatus, museum, library, &c. fembly Rooms in Glasgow, was laid in bequeathed by the Professor to this inprefence of the magistrates, the com- ftiuution, is said to have cost him upinittee of subscribers appointed for con- wards of three thousand pounds. ducting the building, and a number of 2. A letter from Dunbar says, that a other gentlemen.

brig and a cutter have taken three vessels, On Saturday the 12th, David Downie and run one ashore to day, between this was liberated from the Castle, in confe. and St Abb's Head. quence of his Majesty's remision of the On the 24th was launched from Mr. fentence against him. We underland John Syme's yard, Leith, a' fine vessel, he and his family have taken their de. named the Silfanna. She is the largeft parture for America,

ever built in Leith, measuring 90 feet We learn from Dumfries that on Sa- keel, 28 feet frame, and burden 352 tons turday the 12th a very great crowd of carpenters measure, or 600 tons dead people consisting chiefly of women and weight. She is the property of Mr boys, ailembled and seized considerable Gladstones of Liverpool. quantities meal, which was. palling Lord Dundas, as Governor, the through the town for the purpoie of Proprietors of the Forth and Clyde Nas' shipping: It is but justice to state, that vigation, has given one hundred guineas this mob committed no fpecies of out- to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. rage, but that of seizing the real, which No circumstance has lately occurred, was allowed to be sold to the inhabitants productive of more benefical effects to at the reduced price os 25. 4d. per stone. fociety, than the late rise in the price of The next forenoon, however, the mob fpirits. Our streets were frequently dif. allembled again, and proceeded to fun- graced by miserable objecis reeling aa dry farm houses in the ftewartry, where bout, furious with whiiky, or prostrate they feized and sent into town feveral on the pavement. It is pleasant to relarge quantities of meal, which were mark, that no such fights are now to be properly houied. By the well timed inct with ; fobriety has taken the place exotions of the civil and military power of disipation, and industry, we hope, no further disturbances have taken place. that of idleness. Confidering the very liberal donations of It is mentioned as a fingular fact, that individuals, as well as public measures a man and his wife, who were born on taken for the relief of the poor, and sup- the fame day, baptized on the same day, plies of meal (every newspaper being til. had lived fifty-five years together, died led with accounts of them), it is astonis- lately in the parish of Sewarton, in Ayre: ing that any tumults or disturbance thould shire, on the same day; and were buhappen any where.

ried together. At a general meeting of the county of As a inan was driving a nail below Edinburgh, a committee was appointed a window in Drummond ftreet, four ftoto meet with the Lord Provost and ma- ries high, he unfortunately fell into the şiiftrates, for the purpose of establishing street, and was killed on the spot. a weekly inarket in Edinburgh, or iis The inhabitants of this city are greatiy vicinity, for tlie fale of all forts of grain indebted to the Lord Provost and Mass and flour, as also, to fix proper regula- gistrates for the well-timed act of Coun, tions for the conduct of the market, and `cil regulating the fielh, vtal, and fi ih the dues and fees, at a moderate rate, markets, ordering all these to be exposed 'to encourage farmers to come to market in public market to prevent forestalling,

13. A further respite for one month the good effecis of which have been a was received for O'Neil, now under fena ready felt. tence of death in the tolbooth of this During this morth, the Theatre has city.

been indifferently attended; the princis, 22: The trustees of the will of the late pal performers are Mr Aiken and Mr Profeffor Anderson hell their ficit meet- iVoods, Mrs Twilleton and Mrs Kembic. ing in the 'Tontive Tavern, Glasgow, The entertainments of the Circus are when they nomioated nine ordinary mas ended. In general the company has

been

been respectable and numerous, and the whether leave to call at a port, means any entertainments applauded, particularly port, or only such a port as is in the tract the poney races.

of the voyage ? --Decree afirmed, whereHIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY. by the Court found going to Hull, when 14. This day came on the trial of Wil- the voyage insured was from Virginia to liam Brown, carter in Leith, indićted Holand, with leave to call at a port in for stealing fix bars of iron from the England, was not within the policy, yard of Mestrs John and William Craw. Appellants ordered to pay fool. coits. tord, merchants in Leith, on the even- Ommany and others, executors of the ing of the 15th, or morning of the 16th latc Admiral şir Charles Douglas, aof September last, and being habit and gainit Mrs Bingham, Sir Charles' eldest repute a thief.—The examination of wit. daughter: Decree reverjed. is being concluded, Mr Solicitor Gerural addre led the Jury in'a very able DURING this month the wind has manner on the part of the Crown. He continuód mosiy at east. We had little as followed by Mr James Ferguson, rain, but a good deal of bazy weather, for the pannel, in a very ingenious and which has brought on a sort of influenazumentative speech. The Lord Juf- za, particularly amongst children. The tice Clerk then summed up the evidence range of the thermometer has been from rith his usual accuracy and candour, . 30° to 42° or 430; on the 26th, 'a con. leaving it entirely with the Jury to re- liderable quantity of snow fell. Marturn such verdict'as, from the whole cir. kets, to:vards the end of the month, Committances of the case, their own con- bave rather been on the rise ; beit beef, sciences should di&tate to them. His 5d.; mutton, 6d. ; 'veal, 6d.; the fitit Lordship, however, thought it neceffary have been in plenty, and in considerable particularly to mention, that, by the law variety. of Scotland, a person convicted of the The Englih reports from the lemost trifling theft, if he should at the veral difricts, contain the agreeable insame time be proved habit and repute a formation, that far more wheat has been ibief, would render hin liable to a ca. fown this year than usual, and that the pital punishment; while simple theft, if farmers are already bulily engaged in cot to a very great extent, would only fowing their spring corn. This circuminfer an arbitrary punishment. What, ftance, by the consumption of feed, canever, therefore, the opinion of the Jury not but tend for the present to occasion might be, as to the fealing of the fix a trisiing advance of grain in general, burs of iron, which, cf itself, was not a though it must tend eventually to a reCapital ofience, he thought they must, dncion. No opinion of the next year'; at any rate, find the habit and repute crop can as yet be formed from its present rot proven.--The Jury returned their full and proinising appearance, as, from verdict, hrding, by a plurality of voices, the uncommon iniidnets of the season, the libel not proven, whereupon the pan- and the late general rains, the crops of Del was dimited from the bar.

wheat promile tqually well in good and 21. This day came on the trial of bad foils, and whether properly or im. Lieutenant James Fyffe, of the Eigin properly cultivated. In consequence of fencibles, profecuted by Patrick Dufi, the late mild weather, the land is now, of Carnousie, Esa; with concurrence of in excellent good order for breaking up his Majesty's Advocate, for perjury, in the wicat ftubble, and receiving ille crops taking the trust oath (as alleged on a of barley and Oats. Grafies, and every nominal qualification) at the election for kind of herbage, are in the mott luxuriant the couniy of Banff, in July 1795. Lieu- ar? forward late. In the grazing coun: tenant Fyfie objected to the pursuer's ties, there is a profusion of turnip tops, :itle to prosccute in this infance, and and other winter greens : This canooi. pleaded not guilty to the indiciment. fail in a short time to bring down the The arguments of the counsel on both price of mutton considerably. Milch fides were extremely able and ingenious. cows and fat cattle were never fo fearce The Court has ordered printed informa- and dear, in the memory of experienced 4011..

graziers, as at prefent; and they are APPEALS.

likely to remain fo for some time. The March 8. The House of Lords heard price of stores will of courte be on the counick in ihe appeal from the Court of advance. Usiful horses, on account of Seflion, Roberion against Lairl, being the continued demand for the arms, are an injurance qu: lion, and generally this every where : Gog in price.

LISTS.

In the island of Tobago, Mr James Collow,

son of the late Mr John Collow, minister of MARRIAGES.

Penpont. March 1. At Huntly, Joseph Forsyth, Esq;

Lately; at Sunneside, in the county of of Kingston, Upper Canada, to Miss Anh Durhani, Mr Joseph Dorham, aged ror. He Bell, daughter of the late Wm Bell, Esq; late had been formerly in the army, and mounted in Cocklarachie.

guard at Whitehall 51 years ago. S. At Glasgow, Mr Robert Orr, manufac.

Sir William Chambers, Surveyor General turer in Paisley, to Miss Mary Paterson, of the Kings Works. daughter of the late Mr Robert Paterson fhe

Emanuel Elem, of, Leeds, a Quaker, who riff substitute of Renfrewshire.

had by trade acquired a fortune of L. 200,000. 1. At Edinburgh, Francis Grant, Efg; of

James Anderson, a tinker, at the astonishKilgraston, to Miss Ann Oliphant, eldest ing age of 114. daughter of the deceased Robert Oliphant,

Mr Kelly, in the county of Meath, Ireland, Elo; of Rossie.

at the age of 105. 14 At Oban, Capt. Niel Livingstone, late

At Chailott in France, Ahbe Raynall, the of the brigantine, the Marquis of Lorn, to Miss celebrated historian, at the age of 84. Jean Campbell, daughter of Mr Donald On the 15th ult. at Kilbryde, at 12 o'clock Campbell of Eriska.

noon, Mr Wm Wyllic, farmer and later, 15. At Greenwich, Major Hamilton, of there, aged so vears ; and at 12 o'clock at the royal artiilery, to Miss Charlotte Hardy, night, Ann Wyllie, his wise, aged 76 years. daughter of the late Consul at Cadiz.

They had lived together 58 years in great 17. At Kintore, John Davidson, Efq; of harmony. They have left 14 grandsons, and Kebbaty, to Miss Farquhar, daughter of ni grand-daughters. Baillie Farquhar, Kintore.

At London, Major James Campbell of the -At Pitmedde, Mir Wm Elack, mer.

Marines. chant in Aberdeen, to Miss Jeau Stephen,

At Kilmarnock, Miss Barbara Morris, daughter of Alexander Stephen, of Pitmed daughter of thc laté Dr Wm Morris, in the den.

78th year of her

age. 18. At Edinburgh, John Mackenzie, Efq; At Hoy in Orkney, the Rev. Robert Sands, merchant in Glasgow, to Miss Jane Maria minister of Hoy and Græmlay, in the 85th Stirling, daughter of Sir John Stirling of year of his

age. Glorat, Bart.

March 7. At Ardlogie, Wm Stuart, Efq; 29. At Edinburgh, Wm Balderston, Efq; of Loanhead, in 84th year of his age. clerk to the fignet, to Miss Helen Gilmour, 8. At Glasgow, Mr David Edmond, mersecond daughter of Wo Charles Little Gil- chant. miour, Efq; of Liberton and Craigmillar.

9. At the manse of Crimoud, the Rev The Rev. Thomas'Kennedy, of St Madoes; James Johnstone, minister of Crimonc, in the to ivliss Sarah Morgan Murray, daughter, of 83d year of his age. the deceased Bailit Robert Murray, Cannon (The remainder of the Lifts, &c. will be gizon in gate.

next number.) BIRTHS

SEQUESTRATIONS. Feb. 28. Mrs Souter of Mount Pleasant,

March 1. Wm Fraser, merchant and calena daughter.

dar-mau, in Glasgow. 11. The Lady of Sir William Elliot of

3. Nisian Alexander mason in Dundee. Stobbs, Bart, a son.

4. James Bajlingall, builder in Perth. 26 Ac Crathes, Lady Burnett, of Leys, a

25. Andrew Campbell, vintner, at leche daughter.

giip-head. 27 Mrs Alexander of Ballamyle, a fon. 30. At Craigo, Mrs Taylor; wile, of John

Prices of Grain at Haddington, March 30. Taylor, Efq; lateof Jamaici, a fon

Wheat, 535. Barley, 345. Oats, 28s. 37 At Weftquarter iiuule, Lady Bruce of Pease, 28s. Beans, 26s. Tares, 348. Stenhoule, a son

Edinburgh, March 31. Oat-meal, 15. 8. DEATHS.

Bear-meal, is. 244. Pease- meal, is. 1\u. At Port-au-Prince, W m Sinclair, Esq; M.D. Purveyor to the hospitals, and ton to James

PRICES OF STOCKS. Sinclair, Esq; of Forss, Caithness.

March 31. At St Domingo, Mr Robert Wardrobe, of Bank Stock shut

fhut fuis Majesty's thip Severn.

3 per cent red. Thut

fiut On the isth ult. Donald Cameron, in the 3 per cent. conf. 681 parih of Abernethy, Strathfpay, azed 102

4 per cent. conf. 85 He had spe.it 60 years as a fervart in India Stock snut

fout the fuorily of Lars

March 7

Thut

Lüdin Lunds 55. difc.

45.53 dif.

vears,

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