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ing it by additional contributions. Government stocks, in the names These are received by Mrs Keir of the persons after mentioned, as the Manager, No.20, George Street, trustees for the Institution, who or by the Clerk, Mr James Bridges, shall be accountable to the manaW. S. No. 58, Hanover Street ; the gers after mentioned for the princilast of whom holds the books of the pal sum thereof; and for the interInstitution, for public inspection. est, profit, or dividends arising

I am, &c. thereon, but shall neither be con

cerned with the distribution of the Plan of the Institution for Relief of said fund, nor be liable for each

Persors Labouring under Incurable Dis- other, nor for omissions, but only ease, and incapable of gaining a Li- for their own actual intromissions. velihood.

VIII. These profits or dividends, 1. The interest or profit ari. the said trustees shall pay over to sing on the funds belonging to this the said managers as the same beinstitution shall, after deduction come due, for which the principal of necessary expences, be dispos- manager's receipt shall be a suitied of, in pensions granted to per- cient discharge. sons labouring under incurable dis- IX. The said trustees shall be ease, and incapable of gaining a obliged to divest themselves of, or livelihood.

to convey the funds so vested in their II. A certain number of these persons, whenever validly required pensions, proportioned to the inter- so to do in terms of the regulations. est arising from the fund, shall be X. James Simpson, advocate, and continued for life ; except in the James Tytler, writer to the signet, event of convalescence, or miscon- having undertaken the said office of duct in the pensioner, when they trustees, they have been appointed may be withdrawn.

trustees accordingly, and the fund Ill. To entitle individuals to the vested in the three per cent. con-, benefit of this charity, they shall solidated government annuities in produce a certificate from the mi- their names. nister, or two elders of the parish XI. In the event of the death of where they reside, testifying their either of the said trustees, the surgood character, and another from vivor shall have associated with a physician or surgeon vouching him, the ministers of St Andrew's their incurable malady.

church Edinburgh, for the time beIV. Persons failing, for more ing; and at the said survivor's than three months after any term death, the said ministers, and their of payment, to demand their pen- successors in office shall, thenceforth sions, shall be struck of the list of be the sole trustees as above directpensioners.

ed, for this Institution. V. Pensioners not personally XII. As the funds belonging to known to the managers, shall pro- this Institution, now vested, as duce annually, on the 1st Decem- above mentioned, are intended to ber, certificates signed by a physi- be perpetual, it is hereby declared, cian or surgeon, that they remain that the managers and trustees shall to all appearance incurable. neither raise, transfer, nor sell any

VI. The principal sum of the part of the same, or of any sums to fund shall not be encroached on for be afterwards added thereto, unless these or any other purposes. some unforeseen contingency should

VII. The funds belonging to this render it necessary and eligible so Institution, shall be vested in the to do, in the opinion of the mana

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gers and trustees, without whose dow of the late Dr William Keir, one unanimous consent, it shall not be of the physicians to St Thomas's done.

Hospital, London, she is hereby XIII. The direction of the fund declared principal manager of the shall be committed to three ladies same, during the days of her life; residing in Edinburgh; one to be declaring, that upon her death, or called principal manager, and the the death of any of her successors others assistant managers, whose in office, the heirs of line of her offices shall last for life.

body for ever, whether male or fe: XIV. The principal manager shall male, (such heirs always being preside at the meeting of the ma- heirs in heritage, and the eldest nagers, where in the event of either heir-portioner excluding her sisof the assistants declining to vote, ters) shall

, if within Scotland at the she shall have the privilege of a time, and if not, the next in succasting vote in addition to her votę cession within Scotland, have right as an individual.

to, assume the office of principal XV. The principal manager shall manager; provided he or she shall act as treasurer of the fund ; and be approved of by the existing asshall render to the managers an ac. sistant managers and trustees; and count of her intromissions at each in the event of such person

declinof the yearly meetings after ap- ing the said office, or not being appointed.

proved of as aforesaid, he or she XVI. The managers shall meet shall have power to name a new yearly on the second Monday of principal manager with the approFebruary, to order the distribution, bation foresaid. and regulate the affairs of the fund. XXI. Failing such succession

XVII. At each of those meet- appointment, the existing assistant ings, after declaring the stated managers and trustees, shall, after pensions, a certain sum fixed by the expiration of six months from a majority of the managers, shail the vacancy of the office, elect a be placed in the hands of the prin- principal manager. cipal manager, to be expended at XXII. The following ladies shall her discretion in cases of urgent be assistant managers, viz. Mrs distress, either to such incura. Jane Balfour,' widow of Major bles as may be already pensioners, Henry Balfour ; and Mrs Jean or to such as may not then be 'ad- Craigie, widow of Mr Charles

of which sum she shall ren- Craigie, both residing in Edina der an accompt to the immediately burgh. following meeting

XXIII. In case of the death or XVIII. It shall not be in the resignation of either or both of the

managers to apply this said assistant managers, successors fund to any other purposes than shall be appointed by the principal those here specified, excepting the manager, who shall likewise have necessary expences of manage. power to appoint extraordinary asment.

sistant managers to act in the abd XIX. The managers shall not be sence of any of the ordinary manag Jiable for omissions, nor for each gers. other, but for their actual intro- XXIV. The manager shall also missions only.

appoint a clerk to this Institution, XX. As this Institution owes its who shall keep a book containing origin to Mas, Elizabeth Keir, wi.. the managers accompts, states of April 1812

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the fund, &c. This book shall re- jections of Professor Willdenow and main at all times open to public in- Dr Smith, founded on the want of spection.

regularity in the series, &c. He XXV. The clerk shall not receive contended, that the illustrious auà salary till the annual interest thor of the artificial system never of the fund shall amount to L. 100 intended that it should supersede, sterling; after which period, the but, on the contrary, that it should managers shall determine on the lay the foundation of the natural amount of the salary.

classes, « quas plana genera nonXXVI. James Bridges, writer to dum detecta revelabunt ;” and that, the signet, is hereby declared clerk. with this view, he uniformly incul

XXVII. These regulations are cated the study of natural genera, declared unalterable, except by in conformity with his great maxim, the unanimous vote of the mana- « Omne genus naturale." gers and trustees at the time.

Proceedings of the Caledonian Hort Proceedings of the Wernerian So

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of this Society was held on on the 7th March, the se: Tuesday the 10th March last, in cretary read an “Essay on Sponges, Sir JAMES HALL, Bart. M. P. in

the Physicians'Hall, George-Street; with descriptions of all the species

the chair. that have been discovered on the coast of Great Britain," by George

The following new members, proMontagu, Esq.of Devonshire. From posed at the meeting in December Mr Montagu's researches as to the last, were duly admitted: constitution of

sponges,

it

appears that no polypi, or vermes of any Mr Sheriff Rae, St Catherines. kind, are to be discerned in their cells or pores: they are, however, Sir J. Hamilton Dalrymple, Bart. decidedly of an animal nature; but Dr Meiklejohn, Professor of Church they possess vitality, without per- History, Edinburgh. ceptible action or motion. Mr Mon- The Rev. Leslie Moodie, Inveresk. tagu has divided the genus Spongia Francis Anderson, Esq. Stonyhill, into five families, vize branched, di- Musselburgh. gitated, tubular, compact, and orbi- Alexander Cowan, Esq. Edinburgh. cular. Only fourteen species were Robert Dundas, Esq. W. S. Edinpreviously known to be British: burgh. Mr Montagu, in this communica- Thomas Guthrie Wright, Esq.W.S. tion, described no fewer than thirty

Edinburgh. nine. A considerable number of the John William Watson, Esq. Edin-species are quite new, or have now, burgh. for the first time, been distinguished Thomas Hopkirk, Esq. Dalbeth, and formed by that indefatigable na- Glasgow. turalist.

Mr Samuel Paterson, merchant, At the same meeting, Dr Yule Edinburgh. read a Memoir on the Natural Me- Mr James Bell, merchant, Edinthod in Botany, in which he defend- burgh. ed the existence of the series of na- Mr Robert Mortou, merchant, EBusal affinity in plants, against ob. dinbargh.

HONORARY.

ORDINARY.

Mr James Scougal, designer of gar- kie--On the transplanting of large dens, Edinburgh.

fruit-trees, and on the preserving of CORRESPONDING.

apples and pears in sand. Mr James Paterson, jun. at Wishaw, 8. From Mr John Wanlass, at Mr George Guthrie, nursryman, Mountwhanie --Description of ameGowkscroft, Ayr.

lon and cucumber pit, with a moMr David Credie, nurseryman, Gate- del. house of Fleet.

Several very fine specimens of Mr Duncan Montgomery, gardener Brussels sprouts, broccoli

, and letto his Grace the Duke of Mon- tuce, were produced; and the comtrose, Buchanan.

mittee for prizes reported, that Mr William Menzies, gardener to

Mr James Kirk, gardener to the the Hon. Miss Mercer Elphing. Hon. Baron Hepburn of Smeaton, ston, Meikleour, Cupar-Angus.

was entitled to the medal for Mr James Pace, gardener to the Brussels sprouts; Mr William At

Right Hon. Lord Ashburton, fleck, gardener to the Right Hon. Boquhan, Kippen.

the Earl of Home, at Hirsell, to Mr John Kyle, gardener to Mr that for spring broccoli; and Mr Stirling of Keir.

James Stewart, gardener to Sir J. Mr Thomas Barton, gardener to Hope, Bart. of Pinkie, to that for Lord Douglas, Bothwell Castle.

winter lettuce. Mr John Ross, gardener to Alex.

Keith, Esq. of Ravelston. Mr William Knox, gardener to Mr Monthly Memoranda in Natural Spiers of Elderslie.

History. Mr John Mackray, gardener to John

Lee Allan, Esq. of Errol. April. I'moothiesa good deal of Mr Archibald Gorrie, gardener to the snow which had fallen between General Stewart, Rait.

the 19th and 23d of March, disapA number of valuable communi- peared from the ground; but where cations were read, particularly, it had been drifted, and on high si

1. From Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. tuations, it still continued to lye -On the advantages of turning the very deep. branches of fruit-trees over the walls On the 2d inst. a little Auk, Ratch, against which they are planted. or Greenland dove (Alca Ale), was

2. From Mr James Scougal, de- found dead among the snow at Friar. signer-On the utility of clay paint town farm-house, on the estate of in destroying insects on fruit-trees. Mr Brown of Newhall, near the foot

3. From Mr James Smith, at Or- of the Spittal Hill, one of the Pentmiston-hall-On the canker in fruit lands, distant nine or ten miles from trees.

the sea. It had probably been drive 4. From Mr John Mackray, at en so far inland by the force of the Errol-On the gooseberry caterpil- wind and snow. But this sea bird, lar, and on the worms which infest it may be remarked, seems inclined carrots and onions.

to take short inland excursions. A 5. From Mr Archibald Gorrie, at few weeks ago, one was shot while on Rait-On the turnip-fly.

wing in the valley at the foot of Salis6. From Mr M.Donald, Dalkeith bury Craig, at a time when the weaPark-On the culture of the cur- therwas not stormy. This is account. rant bush.

ed rather a scarce bird in England; 7. From Mr James Stewart, Pins but it seems to be a pretty regular

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visitant of the Frith of Forth dur- College, St Andrews. 8vo. 12s, ing . the severe weather of winter. Constable & Co. 1812. In the Magazine for December 1807

T has long appeared to us a suband for January 1808, we have men

ject of regret, that the practice tioned the circumstance of one be

of lecturing should, in this couning caught in Messrs Dickson's nurseries, Leith Walk, and of four be- try, have fallen so much into dis

use. The reading of the Scriptures, ing taken alive at one time near

which was universally practised in Aberlady in East Lothian.

the early reformed churches, has in15. Pentland Hilli, and even

deed been rendered less necessary, Arthur Seat hill in the immediate vicinity of Edinburgh, are still mark- by the generally diffused knowledge ed with white stripes of drifted snow. but their exposition forms still an The weather, however, has become object as useful and necessary as favourable for agricultural opera

Few members of any audițions. Peach-blossom on ope: walls

ence can have leisure and opportuis coming out; and plum-blossom is

nity
to clear

up

the obscurities which likewise beginning to show. Com

exist, to a certain extent, in the samon daffodils are just expanding.

- 25. To-day, a heavy fall of cred writings; and of these few, a snow again took place, and render part only can be expected to avail

themselves of such means as are in ed the country around Edinburgh their power. We will venture to temporarily white : by next day add, that, if judiciously conducted, (26th) the snow was melted, and nothing could tend more to give inthe moisture will prove refreshing erest and variety to pulpit orations, and useful in many cases. Vegeta- and to relieve that common-place, tion is, upon the wholé,fülly a month into which the constant repetition, latér than usual. This may proba- even of the most important ab;tract bly prove fayourable to the produc- truths, is liable to sink. Yet, nottiveness of fruit-trees, in Scotland, withstanding these various uses of and great crops may be looked for, lecturing, it seems, in our fashionas very few trees were last year able congregations, to be almost reoverburdened with exhausting crops: linquished as an uncouth and obsoIn some cases, however, the preva- lete practice, While this is the ļent lightning of last summer åp; case, it appears to us fortunate, that pears to have

destroyed or injured a contrary example should be set, the buds destined to produce the by a preacher so very popular and fruit of this season; and such trees generally admired as the author of may possibly requiré some years to the present discourses. In the mode ecover.

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of execution, too, there appears to Canonmills,

us to be much tending to throw light 27th April 1812.

upon the mode of rendering such compositions both pleasing and in

structive. SCOTTISH REVIEW. The ancient mode of lecturing

was not perhaps very well adapted Lectures upon Portions of the old for general edification. A short

Testament; intended to illustrate passage of scripture was selected, Jewish History and Scripture Cha- which was expounded, verse after racters. By George Hill, D. D. verse, with minute and laboured F.R.S. E. Principal of St Mary's commentary. Such a plan is te

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