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ably than at Rome, where the minds of land, to capture several ships, and to do the people are greatly agitated, and great damage to the inhabitants in the where their differences may be accom- Bay of Bulls, from whence they are said modated, under the mediation of M. to have departed in search of farther Azarra, minister of the king of Spain. booty. FRANCE.

In September a terrible fire broke out

at Quebec, which at first menaced the The Executive Directory published an whole city with destruction. The church official note, purporting, that an appli- and convent of the Recolets were burnt cation, dated Westminster, the 21st of down. It itopped towards Mount CarSeptember, was remitted, on the 29th mel, after having entirely consumed 13 of September, to the minister of foreign or 14 houses, among which are two beaffairs for the French republic, and by longing to Chief Justice Monk. him prcfented to the Directory, defiring passports for an envoy from the British

LONDON. cabinet, who was to proceed to Paris, to make overtures of peace. That the

OA. 1. A superb diamond hilted sword, Executive Directory immediately charged Nabob of Arcot, for the honour of the

a splendid acknowledgment from the the minister of foreign affairs to deliver Princess of Wales picture sent him, was the passports desired, to the envoy of this day presented to his Royal Highness England, who shall be invefted with

the Prince of Wales. full powers, not only to propose and negociate a peace between the French re- barked at Dover

at ten o'clock in the

On the 18th, Lord Malmesbury empublic and Great Britain, but to con- forenvon. His Lordship and suite reachclude it definitively between the two ed Calais at three o'clock in the after. powers." On the 23d September the anniversary

noon of the same day. He was received fete of the foundation of the republic, and the Etat Major, and conducted by

upon his landing by the Municipality was celebrated in Paris, in the Champ them to the Silver Lion Hotel. His

Lord, de Mars, with much appropriate scenery thip and fuite dined at the hotel, and and magnificence.

On the 27th of September Baileul, in expressed gaeat fatisfaction with their the council of five hundred, on a mo same day, two of the messengers attend

entertainment. In the evening of the tion of order, called the serious atten. ing his Lordship, and some of his servants tion of the council to the reiterated at. tempts of the conspirators. Their bold. went forward. On the following more ness, their impunity, every thing seemed ning, Wednesday the 19th, his Lordship, calculated to alarm the good and peace Executive power, and the Comman.

after seeing the Commiffary of the able citizens. He urged the necessity of

dant of the garrison, proceeded on his repreffing faction instantly. He therefore proposed to form a commission of journey to Paris. In his route he was five members, to revise the laws relative every where received with the hearty to the suppression offeditious affemblages, day morning his Lordship approach

gratulations of the people. On Saturand the mode of profecuting and trying ed Paris

, and about ten miles from all those who attack the constitution and the city' he was met by a crowd of government. This proposal was adopted. prople, many of whom were Poissardes, SPAIN.

who received him with the loudest acThe court of Spain have declared war clamations, surrounding the carriage, against Great Britaio, and published a and taking everymeans of teftifying their long manifesto, with their reasons, which joy. As they approached the environs will be noticed among the State Papers of Paris, the prodigious crowd increased, for next month,

The Poissardes entered Lord MalmesIn consequence of which a fleet of 19 bury's carriage, and overwhelmed him sail of the line, besides frigates failed with their caresses, and they were about from Cadiz, for the Mediterranean on

to take the horses from the carriage to the 26th ult.

draw him in triumph into the city, an

honour which his Lordship was anxious AMERICA.

to decline, he therefore threw fome The French squadron under Admiral handfuls of money amongst the crowd, Richery found means to get to Newfound. which drawing all their attention, he

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was permitted to reach the place of bis dicated to the memory of Robert Burnsg. deftination, but still attended by an im- and placed by the Earl of Buchan on a menfe applaudióg multitude. His Lord therm immediately adjoining to the buft fhip had an interview with the French of Thomson, in the Chapter-house. The Minister for Foreign Affairs on Sunday, beautiful verses composed by. Burns, far and had been well received by him. A the crowning of the bust on Ednam-hill

, messenger came over in the flag of truce were recited, with two additional stanwith Mr Wiffin, to the Sardinian Mini zas to the memory of the Poet of dyn fter here, with an account of the death Shire. of his Sardinian Majesty, which has been While Virgin Spring, by Eden's flood announced in the gazette

Unfolds her tender mantle green, 182)

Or pranks the fod in frolic mood,

Or tunes Eolian strains between DUBLIN. On the 13th of O&tober, his Excel. While Summer, with a matron grace, .. lency the Lord Lieutenant proceeded to

Retreats to Dryburgh's cooling Thade, the House of Lords, and opened the Yet, oft delighted, stops to trace feffion with a speech, fimilar to that

The progress of the spiky blade: made by his Majelty to the English Par. While Autumn, benefactor kind, liament.

By Tweed erects his aged bead, The address to his Majesty was mo. And sees, with self-approving mind, yed for by Mr Wolfe, in a maiden Each creature on his bounty fed: speech, and feconded by Mr Bagwell. While maniac Winter rages o’er

Mr Grattan proposed an amendment The hills whence claffic Yarrow flows, to the address, the purport of which Rousing the turbid torrents roar, was, to effect the complete conceffion of

Or sweeping, wild, a waste of frows: the conftitutional privileges

to the Ro So long, sweet Poet of the year, (wòn, man Catholics of Ireland. This produced a debate, which was not concluded While Scotia, with exulting tear,

Shall bloom that wreath thou well haft till past two in the morning; and the

Proclaimsthat THOMSON was her SON, amendment was frongly opposed. On the part of Mr Grattan, and his friends, And Coila's LARK*, who rais'a these the debate was conducted with much

frains, force and spirit; they supported the

So sweetly warbling THOMSON's praisc, indispensable necessity of an hearty union Tho' he is gone, he fills our plains of all: forts of the people, to the safety

With his wild, varying, native lays: of the empire at this crisis. It was op. And here, beside this votive urn, pofed by the other side, upon the With purple flow'rs and cypress bound, ground, that the mode and occasion of With claffic tears bedew'd, I mournintroducing it, as a clog to the address, His like with us no more is found ! was inexpedient and ungracious, and The Procurator Fiscal of the city has, that as going to demand a ftipulation for by order of the magistrates, given intithe Catholics, it was inimical, rather mation to the proprietors of the houses than friendly to their caufe.

on the north fide of St Andrew's Square, The House at length divied-Ayes that they must build up thes vacant 12. Noes 149.com

ground in Queen's Street, immediately, The motion for the original address behind their houses, agreeable to the owas then put and carried,

riginal plan, and uniform with the other In a few days after, the Attorney: buildings in that ftreet. This proper re, General brought in a bill relative to gulation has been long wished for to persons charged with high treason, and complete that elegant ftreet. for Lufpending the act of Habeas Corpus.

MAGISTRATES OF EDINBURGH,

OA. 4. The Lord Provost, Magistrates, Dvigub

and Council, walked in proceflion from ... 731 EDINBURGH.

the Council Chamber to the High Church, Dal 27. The anniversary of the birth where an excellent formon was preached of Thomson the poet was celebrated, as by the Rev. Dr Hunter, one of the mi, usual, at Dryburgh Abbey. On this o&- nisters of this city. After divine service casion, an urn of Parian marble, cut by they returned to the Council Chamber he late Mr Jeans, the statuary, was der * Lark, the old Scottil epithet of & Post.

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and proceeded to the election of Magi- 22d of September last, by an officer from ftrates for the ensuing year; and yefter- Bow-street, from on board a rice ship day the Council was filled up, and the lying at Blackwall, which was going government of the eity vefted in the fol- back to the East Indies, and has remain lowing gentlemen:

ed since that time in cuftody. ! Lurd Provoft-The Right Hon. THO. 9. An alarming fire broke out this MAS ELDER of Forneth.

morning, in the vitriol works at BurntBailies--CHARLES KERR, Efq; Wil- island, which destroyed the roof, and a

LIAM COULTER, Efq; MALCOLM good part of the stock. By the exertions

WRIGHT, Erg; WALTER Wood, Eiq; of the inhabitants it was prevented from
Dean of Guild-Niel M‘VICAR, Efq;. spreading.
Treasures---PATRICK CRICHTON, Efq; On Friday the 9th a most shocking,
Old Provoft-Sir JAMES STIRLING, Bart. and apparently premeditated, murder
Old Bailies David Milne, Esq; James and robbery was committed on James

Eyre, Esq; David Hunter, Esq; George Buchanan, carrier between Glasgow and
Spankie, Efq;

Lanark, by James M'Kean, shoemaker,
Old Dean of Guild-William Hunter, Efq; High-street, Glasgow. The circumftart-
Old Treasurer and College Treasurer-Tho, ces are briefly as follow: About fix
Smith, Esq;

o'clock, Buchanan, it would appear in Merchant Counsellors-Messrs Archibald consequence of a previous invitation,

Gilch Thomas Henderson, William called at M'Kean's house, and was con-
Hall.

ducted by him into a room, in which Trades Counsellors-Thomas Chalmers, there was neither a fire nor a candle, Alexander Nisbet.

and where M*Kean instantly put his diaOrdinary Council Deacons Francis Braid bolical design into execution, by cutting

wood, Convener, Archibald Stewart, his throat directly across with a razor, John Clerk, John Orr, Thomas Mil- and robbed him of his watch and a conler, John Auchterlony.

siderable sum in money. M‘Kean im Extraordinary Council DeaconsJames mediately afterwards came out of the

Ruffel, William Auld, John Greig, Jo- room and asked for a towel, which his fiah Maxton, William Fraser, Alexan- daughter gave him, but which, he faid,

der Greig, Macduff Hart, James Bailie. would not do, as Buchanan, who was James Eyre, Esq; Admiral of Leith. intoxicated, had wet the room. He George Spankie, Efq; Baron Bailie of then took up a green cloth which was Canongate and Calton.

spread over the carpet, and retired with David Hunter, Efq; Baron Bailie of Portl it into the room, which superadded to a burgh.

noife which foon followed, resembling Mr Archibald Gilchrift, Captain of that of moving the chairs from une part Orange Colours.

of the room to another, excited fome Under the late Magißracy, the police surprise in his wife, Me ran to the door, of the city has been judiciously regulat- which was opened by M'Kean, when ed. Every endeavour has been used to alarmed at the fight of fome blood lying alleviate the distresses of the poorer class on the floor, fhe Thrieked, Murder! on of the inhabitants; the markets have which her husband inftantly took up his been properly-inspected; and every at- hat and ran off. He has fince been aptempt at monoply or forestalling severe. prehended, and lies in Glafgow prison ly punished. Sir James Stirling, the late to stand his trial." "; Provost, has received the thanks of seve- The Synod of Fife; at their meeting ral of the incorporations, and the Coun- on the roth inft. "by a great majority, cil have voted their thanks to him, to be dismissed the overture formerly brought transmitted in a gold box, with the arms before them, by which it was intended of the city, and a fuitable inscription to exclude any Profeffor of Divinity from engraved on it.

holding a parochial charge. 8. This morning David Urquhart, fon The prohibition again the distillation of Thomas Urquhay, late Deputy Poft- of low wines and spirits from barley, &c. master in Kirkwall, was brought to town is removed by an order of the Privy from London, by Mr Williamfon, mefa Council of the 20th init, senger, and committed to prison, on a The herrings have now begun to apa charge of having abstracted letters and pear in such numbers in the Frith, that money from the Post Office of Kirkwall. They are already selling at 7 for a penny. He was apprehended at London on the

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no criminal business before the Court, Sept. 16. The Circuit Court was a which met to-day and discussed two appened at Aberdeen on Friday last, by peals in civil cafes. the Right Hon. the Lord Methven;

APPEAL. when came on the trials of

Oct. 24. Counsel were heard in an apAnn Simpson, accused of drowning peal from the Court of Seffion, wherein her own son, a boy about eight years of the Earl of Wemyss was appellant, and age-The Jury found the libel proven, Sir A. Hope respondent. Ordered the but found that she was infane prior tu former decree to be affirmed, with wool. and at the time of committing the crime; cofts. and she was sentenced to be confined in the tolbooth of Banff during all the The month of Odober hasproved very days of her life.

favourable for the sowing of wheat, and William Stewart, accused of asiault, raising the potatoe crop. A greater scarand Barbara Scorgie, accused of child. city of water has seldom been experienced murder-The dict against them was de- at this season in the neighbourhood of serted pro loco et tempore.

Edinburgh. The markets continue high, 24. The Court was opened at Ayr by beft beef and mutton 41. pork 6d. Fish the Right Hon. Lords Swinton and Dun continue to be scarce, excepting herrings, linnan, who proceeded to try an indict, which are becoming plenty, and selling ment against William M'Neight, late in at 7 a penny. Benaires, in the parish of Syınington, The report for England ftates, that and George M'Neight his fog, accused the crops of every kind of grain have of theft. George M'Neight the son fail- been secured in fine condition, and such ed to appear, and sentence of outlawry plentiful ones are not remembered. was pronounced against him; and the This observation applies to Great Brifather being found guilty upon his own tain generally. The prices of grain still, confeflion, was sentenced to transporta. however, keep up in many markets, tion for fourteen years, under the usual though the average price for England certification.

and Wales is fallen within the month 20. The Court was opened at Inver- from 755, 6d. to 645. 7d. and when the nefs by the Right Hon. Lord Eskgrove. demand for seed corn is over, a greater Ewen Cameron and Angus Roy Mackin- fall may be reasonably expected. The non, accused of deforcement were tried. fallows for wheat fowing have also been The Jury, by a plurality of voices, find- improved by the fame cause, and afford ing them Not Guilty, they were alsoilzied a flattering presage of another good crop. fimpliciter, and dismissed from the bar. The Smithfield markets have fallen late-William Mackay, accused of theft, ly; store ftock felt a depreffion in con. was found Guilty by his own confession, fequence. Beef sells at this time in and banished Scotland for fourteen years. Smithfield from 38. Ad. to 46. per stone. -Dugald Cameron, John Camerov, and Mutton from 48. to 4s. 6d. Wool looks Malcolm M‘Millan, accused of deforce- up again on the prospect of a Spanish ment. The diet againit Dugald Came- war. Hops have fallen short, ron was deserted pro loco et tempore, and (The Lists will be given next montb.) John Cameron and Malcolm M‘Millan were outlawed for not appearing.

Prices of Grain at Haddington, 08. 28. O&. 1. The Circuit Court of Justiciary

Whoat, 28s. Barley, 248. Oats, 175, was cpened at Dumfries yesterday by Pease, 20. Beante 18s. the Right Hon. Lord Swinton, and proceeded to the trial of William Anderson,

Edinburgh, Oat. 31. Oat-meal, Is. id. alias William Scott, journeyman weaver

Bear-meal, Is. Peafe-meal, iod. there, accused of the crime of theft.

PRICES OF STOCKS. He was found guilty upon his own confeffion, and this day fentenced to trans

Bank Stock

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584 58 Jual certification. There was no other i 3 per cent. red. fhut

3 per cent. conf. 57 5875 5959 bugners before the Court.

767 6. The Circuit Court of Justiciary India Stock was opened at Jedburgh yesterday by the India Bonds Right lion, Lord Sixinton. There was Lot. Tick.

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CONTENT S.
** Pag.

Pas
New Inventions-Cast Iron Bridge. 724 Remarkable Ruins, and Romantic
Patent Coffins

-724| Profpects in North Britain, &c. Account of Dr Tobias Smollet

725 By the Rev. Charles Cordiner Anecdotes of Persons connected Burke's Letters

764 with the French Revolution, conti- New PUBLICATIONS nued

727
Topography and Natural History of

POETRY.
Scotland County of Lanark 729 1 The Hair-Dreffer's Petition to Mr
On Ancient Scotish Poetry
734 || Pitt

770
On the Advantages of Contentment 735 Ledyard's Praise of Women
the Influence of Phylical Causes On Friendship

770 on the Moral Faculty

737 Lábor ipse Voluptas, paraphrased History of the Jews in England 740 The Lawyer's outfet

775 On the present State of Society in Ruflia

745

PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. On Travellers, with a curious Anec- Commons-New Levies

773 dote 747 * Army Eitimates

774 Albert and Emma: A Tale

748

Navy and Exchequer Bills
Extracts from the Miscellaneous Lords

779
Works of Mr Gibbon, continued 732
On Attention to Cleanliness, and the

MONTHLY REGISTER. 1 Propriety of ļnnoculation, con in GAZETTE INTELLIGENCE, tinued

055 Containing dispatches from the ConSTATE PAPERS.

tident, Cape of Good Hope, &c.

&c. Dispatch to the Rustian Charge

776-7987 d'Affairs at Madrid, Dec. 1795 756. Continental Intelligence

187 Answer by the Spanish Minister 757

LONDON.
Substance of the Treaty between Incidental occurrences, &c.
France and Spain
758

787

New Loan
Decree of the Court of Spain against
Great Britain

IRELAND.

759 Memorial of Lord Malmesbury, and Lord Camden's Proelamation, &c.' 788 correspondence with Delacroix,

EDINBURGHz regarding a peace 7606762

Incidental occurrences; &c. 789 REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.

Appeals

"789 Travels through Naples, by Charleston Report of the Weather

791 Ulysses, Translated from the

Lifts--Marriages-Births-Deaths,
German

762
&c.

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