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Tof the 7th instant [610.], you will others have been ; how comes he to de666 Of the settlement of Mr Boston at Jedburgh. Vol. xix. rent, in which the manfion-house, wood, ties :- he professes his utmost averfion &c. were not included. The sale was at dividing the congregations of his brein four lots, viz. 1. The barony of thren bearing that worthy character; Langton. ' 2. The estate of Simprim. and justifies this his partial secession, by 3. The half of the lands of Kidcleugh, the almost universal conduct of the prepart of the barony of Langton. 4. The sent judicatures, in intrading paftors upheritable office of Ulher to his Majesty, on reclaiming congregations, contrary to with 250 l. falary, and perquisites va- fcripture, to our ecclefiaftic laws, and to lued at 8 1. 6 s. 8 d. yearly. The sound reason; at the hazard of alienating first lot was bought by David Gavine, the people from our happy conftitution Efq; the second, by Lord Elibank; the in church and state, and setting up their third, by Mr Thomas Cockburn writer own corrupt practices, as of equal or in Edinburgh; and the fourth, by Mr A. greater authority than the old standing lexander Coutts, of London, merchant. unrepealed laudable laws :- he further

The prices, in Sterling money, at urges the indispensable necessity laid upwhich the several subjects were set up, on ministers, of endeavouring to keep up and fold, follow.

and perpetuate a faithful gospel-ministry, Set up at

Sold at

and of relieving the Lord's oppressed heLangton L. 26576:14: 1 12 L. 50000 ritage; who, without following foch a Simprim 6784: 11:91 2

12200 course, would be left in a great measure Kidcleugh 189: 2:2

425 destitute of the food of their souls ; and Ulhership 5166:13:4

6500 anticipates an answer to several objecOn the 15th of December was heard, tions made without doors to the part he in the house of Peers, an appeal brought is now acting. ---The repetition of these, by John Cuming, Esq; Provost, and o or indeed of any thing precisely as it octhers, magistrates of Irvine, against curred, will not be pretended, having onJames Boyle, Efq; late Provost, and o. ly had a single hearing of that long pa. thers, appealing against two interlocutors per ; nor is this neceffary, as it is expect. of the court of feffion, which annulled ed Mr Boston will shortly publish the the election of the present magiftrates, fame. One objection, however, I will and decerned them in expences. The take the freedom to touch slightly, beLords unanimouily reversed the interlo. cause it puzzled myself most of any thing cutors, and gave costs to the appellants. I had heard suggested; and it is this. As On receiving the news at Irvine there Mr Boston is allowed to testify his dislike were great rejoicings.

of the conduct of our judicatures as free.

ly as he pleases, is connected with a presa EDINBURGH JOURNAL, Dec. 22.

bytery whose oppofition to the courses SIR, Jedburgh, Dec. 15. 1757. complained of is noiour, and is not forced O what

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be pleased to add, That after Mr Boston mit his charge in the establishment for gave in a demission of his charge as mi. one out of it. To this his answer is, in nister of Oxnam, to the presbytery of Jede effect, That the town of Jedburgh (who burgh, (on which occafion there was so alledge that the right of presentation, great a concourse of people as broke when Mr Douglas got it from the crown, down the moit of the pews in the old was jure devoluto in the presbytery) hachurch), he read a paper, as his speech, ving offered to bear the presbytery's excontaining his reasons for doing so: in pence in obtaining a declarator of the which he declares his dissent from the court of session, and, if frustrated, to give present church-judicatures, and at the security, to their contentment, for a ftisame time his willingness to hold mini. pend to a minister whom they chused; sterial and christian communion with all the presbytery would do nothing in these who faithfully avouch the gospel-fyftem, matters that were he, Mr Boston, to and aim at a sincere discharge of its du testify in jndicatures to his life's end, this


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could not, as the times go, afford any re- of Scotland; the town.council, the feflief to the oppressed congregation of Jed- fion, and whole body of the people were burgh: and he sabmits, whether he who desired to declare their adherence to the voluntarily gives up with a certain living fame principles, and to Mr Boston as their in the establishment, for a precarious sub- minister ; which all of them did, by the sistence out of it, and undertakes the re- ftretching out of their right hands; and lief of the oppressed, purely for the sake then they joined in humble and fervent of relieving them; or he who stirs not to prayer for God's blessing on him who their relief till he is forced to it, and is was thus fet over them as their minister. reduced to the same situation with them. In fine, the day was religiously observed, selves, acts the most worthy part? The in fafting, prayer, and fermons adapted one he compares to a man, who being to the occafion, and the whole performed informed that his neighbour is drowning, with as much solemnity and decency as runs out of his warm house, in the midst hath been known in these parts on like of a storm, and, by throwing him a rope, occasions. becomes his deliverer; and the other, on. ly to a plank of wood floating on the To the author of the Scots Magazine. waters, at which the drowning passenger (Our correspondent will excuse our leaving out grasps for preservation. The compari- such parts of this letter as are contained in that inson is too plain to require illustration. It serted immediately before it.] remains to be observed, that Mr Boston, SIR,

Jedburgh, Dec. 16. who was the choice of the people of Jed On Wednesday, Dec. 7. Mr Bolton burgh before ever a presentee came on gave in to the presbytery, under the field, (which ought reasonably to re- form of instrument, a demision of his move the odium of their after opposition benefice and office as minister of Oxnam. to the worthy minister first presented), The demisfion contained no reasons of takes now the charge of them, on a call his leaving his charge; but he read to the from the town-council, the session, and presbytery a long paper, as an apology heads of families, (none opposing him ex. for his conduct. The presbytery refused cept the five callers of Mr Douglas); to accept his demiffion, and required him and his admission was performed, the gth to attend the duties of his office as forinftant, with as much order as the cir- merly at Oxnam. But, notwithstanding, cumstances of the case would permit, by he was admitted on Friday, Dec. 9. miMr Roderick Mackenzie, a diffenting nifter to the magistrates, elders, and peominister lately from England, but who is ple of Jedburgh, who had given him a shortly to accept a charge in the same call, and had built for him a spacious way at Nigg in Rossshire: a presbytery in the town of Jedburgh, was constituted ad bunc effe@lum; and the which they called the New Church. questions usually put to minitters at their On the day of admision, the bells were admission were put to Mr Boston on this rung; and the magiftrates and council, in occasion, with a small variation in one or all their formalities, and the people, atwo of them, arising from the peculiarity mounting to at least 2000, repaired to of this case, which was so supplied as to the new church ; where Mr Mackenzie bind him to hold communion with, and performed the usual parts of divine fera be subject to his brethren in the Lord, if vice, preaching on these words, Rom.x.i. an opportunity shall be afforded him ; Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God and he was moreover taken bound against for Israel is, that they might be saved; and Episcopacy and the supremacy on the then admitted Mr Boston. one hand, and Sectarianism on the other; On the fabbath following, Dec. ll. and to maintain the succession to the Mir Mackenzie preached in the new crown of these realms in the illustrious hurch before noon, to the magistrates, house of Hanover. Mr Boston having elders, and people, on these words, Ifaiah answered all these questions agreeable to xxvi. 4. Trufi ye in the Lord for ever; for the ecclefiaftic conftitutions of the church in the Lord fehovah is everlasting Arengil


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Mr Boston preached after noon, on these privateer of Boulogne, of 6 carriage-guns, 4 swiwords, Ephef. vi. 18. 19. Praying always vels, and so men, carried into Portsmouth.

By the Winchelsea : A French ship of 200 -that utterance may be given unto me,

tuns, from St Domingo, carried into Charlestown, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make South Carolina. known the mystery of the gospel; and, in By the Juno: The Heureux, a privateer of the application, said, among other things, Dieppe, of 4 guns and so men, carried into Ply, that as he had never entertained his hears mouth. ers with refie&tions on any set of men, ship, with wine, falt, 6c. carried into Poole.

By the Speedwell: The Surprise, a French those who expected such things would be

By the Augusta : A French ship with fish and disappointed.

wine, from Cape Breton for St Domingo, carried The audience was so numerous, that into Kingston, Jamaica. many of them sat without, opposite to

By the America: The John galley, Jervis, the windows, which were opened ; and

from Boston for London, retaken, sent into

Plymouth. abour fifty, who could not hear, went to By the Cormorant: The Sisters, Leadbetter, the old church, where Mr Rogers mini. from St Kitts for London, retaken, carried into Iter of Hunam was preaching by appoint- Portsmouth. ment of the presby tery; whose whole

By the Winchester : The Orange, from Virauditory, it is said, did not exceed eighty. ginia for Whitchaven, retaken, carried into PlyI am credibly informed, that fixty per

By the Hound noop: A French privateer of 8 fons have entered into a bond, bearing carriage guns and 52 men, brought into Yarto be for love and favour, binding them. mouth roads. selves, and their heirs, to pay Mr Boiton,

By privateers, &c. annually, as long as he lives, 2 1. each, By the Prince of Jersey: The American, a inaking in all 1 20 1. Sterling. The fti- Fench privateer, of 6 carriage-guns and 70 men,

sent into Falmouth. pend of Oxnam, converting the victual at the usual rate in the sale of lands, in- French privateer, of 6 guns and so men, carried

By the Deptford of London : The Cigne, a cluding the value of the glebe, and the into Corke. She had taken the Guardaloupe gal, fum allowed for communion-elements, is ley, from Corrunna for Lisbon, and ranfomed between 80 and 901. Mr Roderick her for 300 l. Mackenzie, the minister who assisted on

By the Antelope and the Deptford : A priva

teer of Bayonne, of 26 guns and 300 men, carthis occafion, was ordained minister of ried into the Groyne. Lochbroom, by the presbytery of Gair By the Wilt hire, Smith: The Maria-Theloch, on the gth of February 1743 ; but resa, Peterson, a Dutch ship, from Marseilles for on a complaint by the Earl of Cromarty, Havre-de-grace, carried into Bristol. the pattbn, his settlement was reversed by from Virginia for Londor., retaken, sent into

By the Invincible, Nah: The Mary, Lamley, the assembly 1743 ; and he has been for Bristol. some years past in England.-1 am, &c. By the City of Corke: The Savage, a French

ship, of 200 tuns, from Canada for Rochelle,

with furs and beaver-skins, carried into Corke. Captures, &c. by British men of war, &c. By the Oliver Cromwell: The Eagle, Can

non, from Whitehaven for Antigua, retaken, By the offichefter: Theelice. Aceste eficacia carried into St Kitts,

By the King of Prussia of Boston: The Sibyl2 lix pounders, and 300 men, Capt. Maccartney, la, Reynolds, from Corke for St Kitts, retaken, from Louisburg, taken after giving her two carried into St Kitts. broadfides. The French had 3 men killed, and

By two privateers of Rhode Illand: A French 8 or 9 wounded

letter of marque Tip, from Martinico for BourBy the Hastings: The Hopewell

, Williams, deaux, carried into Rhode Island. from Carnarvon for London, retaken, carried

Captures, &c. by the French. by the Flussar: The Peggy, from Maryland THE Nazareth, Lamb, from Poole; the Elifor London, retaken, sent into Bristol.

sabeth, Parker, from Liverpool; the PlyBy, the Lancaster, Capt. Edgcumbe: The mouth packet, Payle, and the Charming Kitty, Charlestown of Bristol, retaken, sent into Fal- Wilson, from Dublin; and the Bellica, Pyke, mouth.

from Newfoundland for Lisbon; all carried into By the Aldborough: A small French privateer, Cadiz. brought into the Downs.

A hip of Placentia, and the William of Dart. By the Dispatch floop: The Frere Pierre, a mouth, both from Newfoundland for Oporto;


into Rye.

the Cockermouth, of and from Bristol for Opor Taken, but whither carried not mentioned : to; and the Mary, Salmon, from Newfoundland The Jenny, Anh, from London for Seville; the for Portugal; all carried into Vigo.

Calenburgh, Chalmers, from Yarmouth for the The Swinton, Peat, from Jamaica for Lon- Streights; the Osborne privateer, Johnson, of 12 don, carried into Morlaix.

guns; the Jane and Mary, Compton, from LonThe Charming Molly, Mackean, from Bar- don for Exeter; the Swan, Cowan, from Liverbadoes for New England; and the Speedwell, pool for Africa; and the Hannah, Pearcy, from Matty, from Salem for the West Indies; both South Calolina, but, last from London. carricd into Martinico. The Victory, Measury, from Salem for the

West Indies, carried into St Thomas.
The Lively Jane, Ramsay, from Clyde for Dec. A

T London, George Earl of MacclesJamaica, carried into Hispaniola.

The John, Robert, from Oporto for Ply. near relation of Arnold Nesbitt, Efq; member mouth, carried into Havre-de-grace.

for Winchelsea. The Hodgson, Payne, from Virginia for Lon

B i R T H S. don; the Anne, Macghie, from Jamaica ; and the Drake, Smith, from London for Halifax;

Dec. 10. At Invercauld, Lady-dowager SC all carried into Louisburg. The Province snow Clair, wife of James Farquharson of Invercauld, of Boston, Douce, of 14 guns, being sent to Efq; delivered of a daughter, baptized Æmilia. look into that harbour, was taken, and carried in 30. At London, the wife of Mr Le May, there.

tallow-chandler, of two sons and a daughter, who The Victory privateer of London, Caine, of are likely to live. This is the first time of her 40 guns and 350 men; the Ranger privateer of lying-in, baving been married about ten months Bristol, Timberman ; and the Elisabeth, Gaffney,

before. from Boston for London; all carried into Brest. P. S. Jan. 1. 1758. At London, the Lady of The privateers were taken by war-ships. They Lord Barnard, eldest son and heir-apparent of the also took the Laurel privateer of London, took Earl of Darlington, of a daughter. out the men, and sunk the ship.

2. At London, the Lady of Lord Robert ManThe Charles, Dodd, and the Martha, Thomp. ners, of a daughter. fon, both from Jamaica for London; the Car

D E A IHS. line, from Norway for Barbadoes; and the Seanymph, Sexton, from London for Boston; all Sept. 24. At Nassau-hall in New Jersey, in taken by Bayonne privateers.

the 41st year of his age, the Rev. Mr Aaron Burr, The Elisabeth, Cassen, from Virginia for A- President of the college there. In 1747 Mr Burr berdeen; and the May, Boyter, from Hamburg succeeded Mr Jonathan Dickenson in the presifor the frith of Forth; both carried into Nor- dentship; and Mr Jonathan Edwards succeeds way.

Mr Burr. The Jonathan and James, Murphy, from In Jamaica, James Dawkins, Esq; an eminent Dublin for Gibraltar, carried into Marseilles. planter in that isand, and a member of the Bri

The Cambridge, Young, from Dyfart for tilh house of Commons for Hindon, Wilthire. Campvere; the Exchange, Craig, for Dyfart, At Albany, George Monro, Esq; Lieutenantand the Barbara, Braid, for Anstruther, both Colonel of Otway's foot, in North America. He from Campvere; the Isabel and Janet, Reid, commanded at Fort William-Henry on Lake from Hamburg for Leith; and the Hamoaze, George, when it was taken by the French (540.] Jones, from Petersburg for Falmouth; all taken o&. 18. At Lisbon, Don Antonio, uncle to the by Dunkirk privateers. The Prince Frederick King of Portugal. He was born March 15. 1694. packet-boat, from Dover Flushing, was taken Nov. 10. At his castle near Fez, in Morocco, Dec. 21. and carried into Dunkirk.

in an advanced age, Muley Abdallah, Emperor The Humber, Hill, from Virginia for Lon- of Morocco. He is succeeded by his fon Sady don, carried into St Jean de Luz.

Mahomet, Prince of Morocco. The Betsy, Furze, from Bristol for Jamaica, At a village near Chelter, Hannah Obrian. She carried into Guardaloupe.

was born in Ireland in 1647. The Margaret of Craill, Erskine, from Got At Hawhill, near Seamer, in Cleveland, in the tenburg, in ballalt, the men taken out, and the 99th year of his age, Mr Robert Downs, a farmer. Ship pillaged and burnt.

Dec. 3. At Brumpton, aged 95, Sir Philip The Elisabeth and Janet, Ogilvie, from Leith Meadows, late Joint Comptroller of the accounts of for St Lucar, taken Nov. 30. She was after- the army, Commissioner of Chelsea hospital, and wards chased on shore by a British privateer, and Knight-Marshal. He is succeeded as Knightloft.

Marshal, by his eldest son, Sidney Meadows, Ely: Taken, but ransomed: The Mary, Grant, 3. At London, in an advanced age, Sir Hum. from Campvere for Murray frith, for 150 l.; phry Monoux of Wooton, Bedfordihire. He rethe Mermaid, Bumstead; the Lap ving, Wheat- presented the town of Bedford in iwo parliaments. ley; and the

Mezen; these thrce of 3. At Bamff, in the 36th year of her age, Mrs Harwich.

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of Meldrum, Eq; and relict of Capt. John Ur. is remarkable, to be the ninth of the name of quhart of Cromarty, who died likewise at Bamff, Edward, in a direct line from father to son, reca June 19. 1756, leaving issue three sons and four koning according to the elder branch. daughters.

12. At London, in the 86th year of his age, 5. At London, Mrs Grizel Stewart, wife of Colley Cibber, Esq; Poet Laureat, an eminent Archibald Stewart, Esq; merchant in that city, comedian. and formerly Lord Provost of Edinburgh, and 15. At Madrid, after a long illness, Sir Benmember for the city.

jamin Keene, K. B. his Majesty's Ambassados 7. At Clasgow, Mr Robert Colquhoun, towa- Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at that courte clerk of that city

This gentleman was British minister there beforo 8. At Edinburgh, in an advanced ages Mr the late war, signed the famous convention James Mitchelson, goldsmith and jeweller. with Spain, the breach of which on the part of

12. At his seat at Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, Spain gave rise to that war; and returned in the Edward Seymcır, Duke of Somerset, second same quality to the Spanilh court after the peace Duke of England, Warden and Chief Justice in of Aix-la-Chapelle, where he has constantly resiEyre of all his Majesty's parks, &c. north of ded ever since. Trent. He was member for Salisbury in the 9th At Milton, in the county of Kildare, Ireland, parliament of G. Britain; which met Dec. 4. aged 104, Mrs Mary French. 1741. me married Mary daughter and heiress 16. At Cupar in Fife, aged upwards of 100, af Daniel Webb, Esq; of Monckton Farley, Mrs Grizel Fletcher, widow of James Preston of Wilts, and niece and heiress of Edward Somner, Denbrae, Esq; and daughter of Sir John Fletcher Esq; of Seen, in the same county ; by whom he of Cranston, who was Advocate to K. Charles II. hath left issue four sons and a daughter. He after the restoration. By her death the estate of is succeeded in honours and estate by Edward Denbrae descends to her grandnephew, Col. John Lord Seymour, his eldest son. His Grace was Scott of the guards, second son of David Scott of lineally descended from Edward Lord Seymour, Scotstarvet, Efq; eldest son of Edward Seymour, Earl of Hert 18. At his seat in Perthshire, in the 84th year ford, the firft Duke of Somerset, by his first of his age, Thomas Drummond of Logicalmond, wife Katharine. This Duke, commonly called Efq; His estate devolves to John Drummond, the great Duke of Somerset, was uncle to King fon of Willians Drummond of Ballathie. Edward VI. and Lord Protector of the kingdom, 20. At Edinburgh, Mrs Helen Meldrum, wiand Goversor to the King during his minority; dow of Capt. Alexander Abercrombie of Glafand was the happy instrument of introducing the faugh, and mother of the present James Aberreformation into England; though he afterwards crombic of Glasfaugh, Major-General of his Mafell a sacrifice to the ambition of John Dudley, jesty's forces, and Colonel of the 44th regiment Duke of Northumberland, who had formed a of foot, now in North America. project of bringing the crown into his own fami 27. At Edinburgh, Mr John Lumisden of ly, by marrying bis fourth son, Lord Guildford Blanerne, Writer to the Signet. He was admitDudley, to Lady Jane Gray, eldest daughter of ted of that society in 1701, and was the oldest the Duke of Suffolk by Frances Brandon, who, member when he died. by Henry VIII's will, was next in succession af. 28. At the palace of St James's, Princess Cater Princess Elisabeth. Lord Seymour accompa- roline Elisabeth, third daughter of his present Manied his father in his expedition into Scotland at jesty. Her Royal Highness was born at Hanover, the head of an army, to compel the Scots to per- June 10. 1713, and had been in a bad state of form the treaty of marriage that had been con- health for several years. It is said, she has left cluded between K. Edward VI. only son of K, 20,000 l. to charitable uses. By an order issued Henry VIII. of England, and Q. Mary, only from the Lord Chamberlain's office, of Dec. 28. child of K. James V. of Scotland, which the Scots the court went into mourning Jan. 1.; and by an had refused to do; and though he behaved with order from the Earl of Effingham, Lord Marshal

, the utmost bravery in the battle with the Scots dated Jan. 2. a general mourning is injoined. army near Musselburgh, Sept. 10. 1547, in which 28. At Westminster, John Saintlo, Efq; a the Scots were totally routed, and was knighted Rear-Admiral. He was made a captain and took in the field; yet his father difinherited him, to post in 1712, and was one of the oldest officers in gratify the pride and ambition of his second wife, the navy. Lady Anne Stanhope, whose issue enjoyed the Lately, at Barcelona in Spain, aged 102, Hyhonours till February 1750, when the male iffue acinte Naranje, a sailor. of the younger branch became extinct by the P. S. Jan. 7. 1758. At Edinburgh, Dr David death of Algernon Duke of Somerset. Sir Ed- Kinneir, physician in that city. ward Seymour of Maiden Bradley, the Duke now 7. At Edinburgh, in an advanced age, Mr Aldeceased, upon Aigernon's death, claimed the title lan Ramsay, formerly a bookseller in that city; of Duke of Someriet and Baron Seymour, his title He was well known for his Gentle Shepherd, and was fültained, and he was summoned to parlia- many other poetical pieces in the Scotch dialect, ment accordingly, after his family had been ex which he wrote and collected. cluded near 200 years. The present Duke is 8. At Braid, near Edinburgh, Mr John Yaire said to be the ninth Duke of Somerset, and, what bookseller in Edinburgh.

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