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are of the Catabaw tribe of Indians; drefs to his Majesty on his late providenthat they refided about 70 miles from tial preservation was also agreed to ;Charlestown, South Carolina ; and em, and an address on the happy delivery of ployed themselves in growing corn and her Royal Highnefs the Princess of making baskets, which they carried to Wales. To be transmitted to his MaCharlestown for fale; that, about 17 jeity by his Grace the Commissioner. weeks ago, they went on board a vesel 23. The Assembly proceeded to confialong with a man named 'Millan or Mil- der the reference from the Synod of Aler,, who carried them to London, where berdeen, respecting ministers of Chapels they were exhibited in public. From of Eafe being elected members of church thence he brought them in a veffel to judicatories. After reasoning upon it, it Dundee, where he deserted them. Red- was moved and seconded, “That the Ger head is about 30 years of age, of stout neral Affembly Mall declare, that it ap. athletic make, 5 feet 6 inches high, or pears to this Asiembly, that ministers of thereabout, of a copper colour, long Chapels of Ease being in the habituat black bair hanging loofe. His head is exercise of the functions of the ministebound round the upper part with a rial office, are thereby disqualified from black filk handkerchief tied behind. fitting as lay members in the judicatories Round his neck he wears a collar of beau- of this church." And another motion tifully plaited beads of wampoon ;-his was made and seconded, “ That a comjacket or frock is of American fabric, mittee fhall be appointed to prepare an stripped printed cotton, and hangs loofe. overture on this lubject, to be transmitHe has corduroy breeches; but a little, ted to the different presbyteries of the above the knees and downwards, he church.” wears a sort of red nankeen trousers, 24. The Assembly proceeded to the with a beaded garter under the knee, consideration of the cause of Mr Gillanfringed with yellow and green tassels. ders, minister of Fern, tranímitted to These trousers are laced down the front them by their committee of bills. Parof the leg, and ornamented with various ties being called, there appeared Mr coloured beads, which branch out into Gillanders, the appellant, with MỊ Rua a variety of figures on the upper part of bert Corbett, Advocate, as his counsel. his mocussens, or shoes, which are made for the synod of Angus and Mearns, of a soft leather resembling shamoy. He Mr Ferney at Kionettles, Mr Macvicar wears a broad filver breaft.plate, and a at Dundee, and Mr George Cook at bracelet of filver on each arm, tied with Laurencekirk. Parties being fully heard, green ribbon. John Cappe, the young- upon a motion made, “ The General eft of the two, feems to be about 20 Affembly reverse the sentences of the years of age; is flender made, has an Presbytcry of Brechin, and Synod of effeminate appearance, sweet face, and Angus and Mearns; disapprove of the poffefes a very bashful and modest man, manner in which the Presbytery have ner. He speaks no English ; his dress conducted their visitation in the pariska is nearly fimilar to that of the other, of Fern; remit this cause to the Presby only the back of his jacket is ornamented tery, and ordain them, at their first ordiwith the figure of a woman on it. His nary meeting, to pronounce judgment on trousers are red cloth, and he has com- the accusation brought againft Mr Gile mon fhoes above his mocussens, wears landers by Martha Lighton; and thereneither breaft-plate nor bracelets. They after to fummon the other persons, acboth wear fhirts of coarse linen, painted cusers of Mr Gillanders, to come forred on the neck and breast, The eldest ward, in terms of the form of process, one exprefled a strong defire to be sent with such of their charges as they Mall home, and the magistrates ordered a bed think proper, in form of a libel-on to be provided for them, and two tick which libel the Presbytery are to judge; ets taken out for the fly to carry them enjoining the Prefbytery, notwithstandto Glasgow in the morning; from thence ing any appeals that may be taken from it is thought they will go on to Green- their sentences, to pronounce judgment ock, and, if poffible, obtain a passage on the relevancy of the libel, if any such home.

shall be offered, before the meeting of

the synod in April next." May 21. The Affembly agreed on an 25. The Allembly had under confianswer to his Majesty's letter. An ad- deration the report of the committee


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appointed by last Assembly relating to adopted by the Assembly, and that the Chapels of Ease. The report bears— faid regulations be transmitted to pref“ That in future, when a petition fall byteries as an overture, on which they be laid before any presbytery of this are required to send their opinions to church for the erection of a chapel of next Affembly. enfe, such prefbytery shall cite the mi. The Assembly unanimously agreed to mister and kick-fesion, and the heretors dismiss the overture from the fynod of of the parish, and if there is a burgh in Perth and Stirling, respecting professors it, the magiftrates of the burgh, to at. in Universities being ministers of parishes tend the next meeting of presbytery, where they cannot conveniently refide, and to appear for their interest in the as unnecessary, on account of the enacte subject of the petition, if they shall see ting laws in Church and State on the caufe : That such prefbytery, after hav- subject of residence. ing heard the parties, tall fufficiently 27. The thanks of the Affembly were ascertain the circumstances on which the given to Sir Harry Moncrieff Wellwood, petition is founded; the facts stated as Collector of the Widows Fund, for his teasons for the necessity or expediency diligence and attention in the manageof the chapel intended ;-the general ment of it. plan of the chapel itself ;--the estimate The Affembly proceeded to consider of the expence to be incurred in com- the overture from the synods of Fife and pleting it ;--the scheme laid down for Moray, relative to the diffusion of the discharging the debts which it may be Gospel. After long reasoning, the Atnecefsary to contract ;-the plan on sembly, upon a vote, agreed to dismiss wbich it is proposed to dispose of the the same; but recommended to all the collections ;-the names and defigna- members of the Church, in their differtions of the persons in whom the pro- ent stations, to take every competent perty is to be vefted ;-the mode pro- method of promoting, within the fphere posed for the election of the minifter; of their influence, the knowledge of the the ftipend to he provided to him, and gospel, and a juft sense of the inestimable the fecurity offered for the regular pay. bleflings which it conveys. ment of it:That such presbytery Tall 28. The report of the committee apthereafter report the whole circumftan pointed to draw up a distinct state of ces of the case from their minutes to the Orkney grievances (they consist of a next General Affembly; and shall not want of churches, public [chools, &c.) pronounce any final judgment on the being read and confidered by the Affempetition till they shall have received the bly, they did approve thereof, and auspecial directions of the Afsembly there- thorised the Moderator to transmit coon; and that it shall be competent for pies of the said statement to the princithe petitioners, and all parties having pal heretors of the different parishes Con. interest, to be heard on the subject at cerned, accompanied with a reípe&ful the bar of the Assembly.” After agree- letter; and appoint him to report to ing to an amendment, the Affembly una. next Asembly any answers which he nimously adopted the whole resolutions may have received. And the Affembly of the committee except the conclud- enjoin" the presbyteries within the ing clause, which, upon a vote, was al- bounds of the synod of Orkney to lay so adopted. From this judgment Dr before next Asembly a ftate of the Erskine diffented, as it deprived pres. churches and parochial schools within byteries and fynods of their radical Pow

their bounds. er of judging in an important matter. 30. The Assembly having finished all

26. The Affembly, in pursuance of the public business before them, after their resolution of the former day, pro- going through the usual forms, was this ceeded to consider the form that might day dissolved. be moft competent for enacting the re

CIRCUITS. ' gulations adopted respecting Chapels of April 9. The Circuit Court was opened Ease. After long reasoning, the Atem- at Perth by the Right Hon. Lord Justice bly unanimously

ordained, that in future, Clerk and Lord Craig, and proceeded if any petition shall be laid before any to the trial of Andrew Kellock, journey. presbytery of this church, for the erec man weaver, accused of stealing a num. tion of a chapel of ease, the faid presby- ber of webs of cloth from the warehouse tery ihail ftrialy observe the regulations of Andrew Melville, manufacturer in


Kennoway, at sundry times. He was and John Rolle, weavers, Margaret Laufound guilty upon his own confefsion, rie, and Margaret Murray, all refiding and was sentenced to transportation for in Stonehaven, were accused of being life, under the pain of death in case of concerned in a riotous mob, which col. his return.-James Loudon, late keeper lected at the mill of Cowie in the month of the tolbooth of Cupar of Fife, and Ja- of February lait, and assaulted George net Taylor his wife, were inaicted for Philp in Méagrave, and bis servant, for állowing the preceding criminal to ef the purpose of compelling them to sell cape from prison ; but the Court found meal at a reduced price. Evidence was that no specific facts were charged lut- produced that John Brand was confined ficient to constitute a crime againit James by a fever, and therefore could not ap. Loudon, and therefore dismified the li- pear to itand trial, fo that as to him the bel as to him; but as to Janet Taylor, diet was deserted pro loco et tempore; and remitted to the Sheriff of Fire, to inquire the trial having proceeded againit the into her conduct, and to inflict iuch pu- others, the Jury found, that a number nilhment as the faine shall appear to de- of perfons did allemble at the said mill ferve. William Brand, thread miller, on the day libelled, and, in a riotous David Low, servant to John Shand wea- manner, wounded and assaulted Mr ver, and Joseph Petrie weaver, all in Philp, for the purpose above mentionMontrose, indicted for being concerned ed, and attacked and prevented his ferin a mob collected for the purpose of vant from procuring affistance to him ; seizing grain ; but, owing to some par- found it proven, that the pannels were ticular circumstances, the diet was de- present at the meeting, and art and part serted pro loco et tempore, and they were in committing the assault; but, from the dismified,

peculiar circumstances of the case, un16. The Circuit Court was opened at animously recommended the pannels to Aberdeen by the Right Hon. Lord Juf- the mercy of the Court. They were tice Clerk and Lord Craig, and proceed. fentenced to imprisonment for three ed to the trial of James Grant and James months, and to find caution to keep the Graham, who were accused of breaking peace for one year, under the penalty of into the shop of John Lyall in Damhead two hundred merks each.-John Doof Fordown, upon the night between naldson, barber, Joseph Kynoch, shoethe 4th and sih January last, and steal- maker, William Ross, son of Charles ing a quantity of yarn and other goods Ross woolcomber, Fanny Ross his lifter, therefrom. They were both found guil- and Hugh Maclean, failor, all in Aberty upon their own confeffior. Grant deen, were accused of being concerned was sentenced to transportation for life. in a riotous mob, which happened in And Graham, who is a young man, was Aberdeen upon the night of Saturday banished Scotland for fourteen years.-- the 13th of February lait, and of break. James Cassie, twist miller, Alexander ing into the shops of William Rae, mealMonro, son of John Monro labourer, feller in Aberdeen, and James Smith, Margaret Monro, daughter of the faid mealseller there, which they demolished John Monro, and John Hendrie, late and destroyed, and carried away theresheriff-officer, all in Peterhead, were ac- from all the articles of goods therein cused of being concerned in a riotous contained. Hugh Maclean having failmob at Peterhead, collected for the pur. ed to appear, fentence of fugitation was pole of rescuing John Greig, weaver in pronounced against him; William Ross Peterhead, who was then in custody un. and Fanny Ross confessed their guilt ; der examination before the Sheriff of the John Donaldson also confessed his being county. Alexander Monro having fail. concerned in the proceedings at one of ed to appear, fentence of fugitation was, the shops; but Joseph Kynoch having pronounced against him; Margaret Mon denied his guilt, the trial proceeded as ro confessed her guilt, and submitted to him, and the Jury found it proven, herself to the mercy of the Court; and that he was present at the proceedings Cassie and Hendrie were found guilty which took place at the shop of W.' by the verdict of a Jury. Margaret Mon- Rae ; the Jury, considering the situation ró was sentenced to imprisonment for of W. Rofs and Fanny Ross, and the two months; and Cafie and Hendrie confessions made by them, unanimoufly were banished from Scotland for life.-- recommended them to the mercy of the William Watt, John Lambe, John Brand, Court. Jofepla Kynoch' was sentenced


to be imprisoned for a month ; William them, that theirafterwards being brought Ross and Fanny Ross to be imprisoned to trial or not would much depend upfor two months; and the whole three on their good behaviour as peaceable were ordered to find caution to keep the subjects hereafter.-The Judges having Deace for a year; John Donaldson was had occasion to mention the Aberdeen tenienced to banishment from Scotland Volunteers, they were pleased to exprefs for seven years.- Peter Sangster, appren. their opinion of the utility of that inititice to a manufacturer, John Graham, tution, and the important services which plaisterer, and David Smith, weaver, all that corps had rendered to the comin Aberdeen, were accused of being con- munity on a late occafion. cerned in a riotous mob in Aberdeen, 21. The Circuit of Justiciary was a upon an earlier part of the same day pened at Inverness, by the Right Hon. with the preceding, who proceeded to Lord Craig; and proceeded to the the harbour, and uploaded a couple of trial of James Mackenzie, apprentice veliels which were lying there, which con- to John Fraser, weaver, Alexander Mactained meal and potatoes. Margaret gregor, wright, Thomas Fraser, garGellan, refidenter in Macduff, and lfo- dener, Grizel Chisholm, spouse of Wil. bel Minto, wife .of George Lumsden, liam Fraftr, carter, and David Morrison weaver there, were accused of being con- journeyman weaver, all in Inverness, cerned in a riotous mob which happen- accused of being concerned in a riotous ed at Macduff upon Saturday the 2d of mob which happened in the town of January last, for the purpose of obstruc- Inverness in the month of March lait, ing the thipping of grain. Margaret Le concerning the scarcity of meal, and afnim, wife of William Mair, shopkeeper, faulting the Magistrates and Volunteers Elizabeth Nicol, wife of Lawrence Swan, of that place. David Morrison having failor, Janet Lyon, wife of James Smith, failed to compear, sentence of fugitation thread miller, Janet Smith, wife of John was pronounced against him; and the Glashar, failor, and Margaret Urquhart, trial having proceeded as to the others, wife of William Lewis, also failor, all in the Jury found that Thomas Fraser was Portfoy, were accused of being concern- very active at the commencement of the ed in a riotous mob which happened at mob, particularly on the shore, and in Portfoy on the morning of the 15th of the manufactory of Mackintoth, JamieMarch lab for the purpose of compel- son, and Co.; but found it not proven ling James Reid, factor to the Earl of that he took any part along with the Findlater, to fell the Earl's oatmeal at mob after the elapse of one hour from one Philling per peck. Catherine Shaw, the reading of the riot act; and found servant to George Shand, shipmafter, the libel fully proven against the other William Wilson, fisherman, Jean Wil. persons. _In confequence of this verdicts fon, fisherwoman, Janet Alexander, wife Thomas Fraser and Grizel Chisholm were of Henry Cruickfhank, tailor, and Mar- sentenced to four months imprisonment garet Ross, wife of John Farquhar, fai. and to find caution to keep the peace lor, 'all in Macduff, were accused of af- for one year; and James Mackenzie and faulting and deforcing a fheriff-officer Alexander Macgregor were banished and his affinanta, when apprehending from Scotland for life.Marion HenMargaret Gellan and Isobel Minto be- derfon from the parish of Dunrofiness fore mentioned. Catherine Shaw, W. Wil and county of Orkney and Shetland, acfon, and Jean Wilson, having failed to cused of child murder, was, upon her appeår, sentence of fugitation was pro own petition, and the consent of his Manouned againît them. And his Majesty's jelly's Advocate-depute, benished from Advocate, confidering that a number of Scotland for feven years under the ural persons had atready, in the proceedings Certification.- James Mackintoshmafon, of the Court, been feptenced to be pu- janet Wilson daughter of James Wilfon nished for crimes of the like nature; that vinter, Mary Macphail, and Margaret the offences of these persons were not fo Morifon, residenters in the town of Naim atrocious as thofe of the former ; and were accused of being concerned ina that there were other particular circum- riotous mob which happened in the ftances in their favour; he was induced, town of Nairn in the month of March from these confiderations, to defert the last, collected for the purpose of féizing diets against thefe persons pro loco et tem- grain lying in a house in the neighbour pore: but at the same time intimated to hood, and of alfaulting one of the Ma.


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giftrates of Nairn. The jury found the ing into ear. The late fown winter and pannels guilty of assembling themselves spring wheats have not suffered in the in a riotous and feditious manner as li- fame degree. In the midland coun. belled; but found the other points of ties, the wheat is likely to be too big the libel not proven. In consequence of and too rank. In the west, all the this verdict, the pannels were sentenced grains are, without exception, in the to three months imprisonment, and to most promising state of verdure. The find caution to keep the peace for one rain fell just in time to bring forward year thereafter, under the penalty of the barley and oats, which in confe. two hundred merks Scots each.-Dou- quence wear every where the most gal Cameron, tacksman in Barr, John healthy appearance. In the midland Cameron tenant there, John Cameron, and southern districts, the graffes come ton of John Bain More Cameron, tenant well; and there is the prospect of abunthere, Dougal Cameron, son of John dant crops. In the north, on the conCameron tacksman of Inveríhillivaulin, trary, there is expected to be a very light Angus Macphie his servant, and Malcolm crop of hay. The pasture grafs is worse Macmillan tenant in Muirfhiarlich, were than it was three weeks ago, the stock all accused of assaulting and beating a eating it off, and the frost killing it. messenger at arms in the execution of his The preparation for turnips goeson withduty; but the criminal indictment having out interruption, and is far advartced. not reached the Sheriff of Inverness in In Scotland, where this plant is cultitime to be regularly executed bring- vated in a style of perfection and exacting on the trial at this Circuit, the diet nefs unknown in the southern parts of was deserted pro loco et tempore ; which the island, the weather, even its coldends the Northern Circuit.

ness, has been favourable to the fallows.

The apple trees, which had been brought The weather has been sharp and cold fo forward by the mildness of April, for the season, with little rain. The have been much injured by the late cold range of the thermometer in the shade winds. The later blown forts alone has been from 48 to 56 or 57o. The promise to be productive. Cyder has in hay crop has suffered much, but grain consequence risen considerably in price, of all kinds is likely to be a good crop, The prospect of a good hay harvest, and though there is much danger of its shoot- the large demand for the navy, have ing too foon on some grounds, unless raised the price of stock of all kinds, bem there comes rain and more heat very yond all former example. Lean cattle quickly. Markets have been plentifully have been gradually advancing, in fo supplied, though prices have been high. exorbitant a manner, at all the spring In the middle of the month they were fairs, that unless they should be sold out as follows: New potatoes were sold at at a price that will render butcher's meat $8. the peck; green pease at 45. --Straw- inaccessible to the poor, they can afford berries gs. the pint--at the end of the little or no profit to the grazier. Every month is. 6d. each. Beef and mutton 6d. artifice is exerted to keep up and raise and 7d. per lb.; best lamb 25. per quarter. the prices of the corn-markets. The

The English report for May states, legal conviction and punishment of fome that the seasonable Towers of rain which forestallers, in various parts of the king

have fallen in the course of the present dom, the continued importation, and i month, have had the happiest effects on the promising appearance of the ensuing

the growing crops, and afford the pro- harvest, will, however, probably have spect of a most abundant harveft. Per- their due effect and defeat the projecte haps no season can be remembered, that of mercenary fpeculators. has on the whole been more congenial to the spirit of agriculture. In the north

LISTS. ern districts, and in Scotland, the cold and froky winds at the beginning of the

MARRIAGES. month have, however, had a sensible effect in retarding vegetation, which, ex

At Shrewsbury, the Rev. Forefter Leigh, cept in rich foils, and in fituations much ton, to Miss Barclay, daughter of Major-Gen

neral Barclay. Theltered, has made little progress. The early fown wheats have been stationary. Culmore, Captain in the zd battalion of the

At Invernettie, Wm Forrester, Efq; of for the last three weeks, losing much of 4th fencible regiment, co Miss Gordon, daughtheir colour, and spindling up as if comter of Alexander Gordon, Efq; of lavernettie.


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