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linked together by various relations, of the new covenant, which had
View of the Political State of Scot age of the world, although sufficient land at Michaelmas 1811; coma, for every purpose that was then of prehending the Rolls of the Free real importance, is afterwards found
holders, an Abstract of the Setts to have been incomplete; and our or Constitutions of the Royal minds are delighted and enlarged; Burghs, and a State of the Votes by discovering properties and uses at the last Elections throughout of objects, not inconsistent certain- Scotland: To which is prefixed, an ly with the ends to which they had
Account of the Forms of Procebeen formerly applied, but of which
dure at Elections to Parliament even they who thought they under:
from the Counties and Burghs of stood the objects best, had hardly Scotland. 1 vol. 8vo. Constable formed any conception. The an- & Co.' 1812 cient Jews derived all the benefit from which Providence intended, with , the country will be agitated. out understanding that the several throughout by a very violent, though parts of that dispensation were sub- salutary convulsion, The tumult of: servient to another. It was not a general election seems to absorb, meet they should understand this ; for the moment, every other consi, because, had they regarded their deration, either public or personal, law in this subordinate light, their All ranks are confounded; and the respect for the religion of their fa. lower, instead of paying court to, thers might have been so far im the higher, have court paid to them. paired, as to render it less effectual, in their turn. In every neighbourin restraining them from the idola- · hood, the question, which of the a fry of the nations. But the hints condidates will be successful, forms..
the favourite topic of speculation, in each county,—a species of infornot only to themselves and their im- mation, the utility of which is very mediate connexions, but to the whole obvious. These are stated to have circle among whom they are known. been copied from returns made to
In this momentous crisis, nothing the editor by the different sheriffcan be more seasonable than the ap- clerks throughout Scotland. At the pearance of a work such as the pre- end of the list for each county, is sent. The candidate for this ho- given a statement of the number of nour is often very imperfectly in- voting freeholders, which is not a formed as to the manner in which mere summary of the roll of names, he must proceed in order to obtain because many freeholds are held it. The mere circumstance of the jointly by liferenters and fiars, only rareoccurrence of the canvass, leaves one of whom is entitled to vote. little room for the acquisition of ex. Statements are likewise added, of perience: every candidate comes the number of voting freeholders in new, as it were, to the undertak- 1790; of the number of Commising; and yet, unless he strictly ful- sioners of Supply; and of the vafil all the forms prescribed by the lued rent of the county. Asumaconstitution, there is an imminent mary of these different particulars danger that his election may be ren- is given in the following table, which dered void. To extricate him out contains so much useful information of this difficulty, is the object pro- compressed in a narrow compass, posed by the author of the present that we cannot forbear extracting yolume. He has not, however, at- it for the use of our readers. tempted to enter into the detail of There is also annexed, an abstract the laws of election. These have of the proceedings in each county now swelled to a great magnitude, at the last general election. and have been the subject of volu- The concluding part of the vominous compilations. Their use, lume is not less obviously useful. too, arises chiefly after an election. It illustrates the setts or constituhas been actually controverted. The tions of the different Scottish boobject here aimed at, is rather to roughs, the number of magistrates, guide the candidate in such a man- the mode of election, &c. The inner, that a recurrence to the law formation here contained, is chiefly may be rendered unnecessary. For derived from a report made by a this purpose, the author has begun Committee of the House of Comthe volume with a very copious de- mons in the year 1793. The author, tail of the forms of procedure. however, has, from other sources, These are given, for the most part, corrected any mistakes which may in the very words of the acts of Par- have crept into that document, as liament on which they are founded. well as pointed out such changes as A number of styles are also ap- have taken place since the period pended, exhibiting the mode in which when it was drawn up. He has also the minutes of county and burgh subjein ed, as in the case of the meetings connected with elections counties, a full view of the proceedought to be kept.
ings which took place at the former The second part of the volume general election. contains lists of all the freeholders
Aberdeen....... Argyle.... Ayr...... Banff.. Berwick.... Bute. Caithness Clackmannan Cromarty. Dumbarton.. Dumfries... Edinburgh.. Elgin, Fife... Forfar..... Haddington Inverness.... Kincardine. Kinross..... Kirkcudbright. Lanark. Linlithgow... Nairn..... Orkney & Shetland... Peebles.. Perth..... Renfrew Ross...... Roxburgh Selkirk. Stirling. Sutherland, Wigton ...
176 103 55 23 154 148 62 19 38 37 145 128 72 81 40 59 35 53
49 72 15 135 98 63 21 27 38
291 145 236 116 212 40 47 22 32 61 239 259 125 385 214 125 121 102
56 243 341 112 44 73 75 416 127 119 164
59 221 50 69
235,665 8 11 149,595 100 191,605 07
79,200 0 0 178,366 8. 63 15,042 13 10 37,256 2 10 26,482 10 10 12,897 273 33,327 19 0 158,687 6 8 191,054 2 9
65,603 08 363,192 93 171,239 16 8 168,873 10 8 73,388 9 74,921:14 20,250 3 43 114,597 2 3 162,131 14 63 75,018 10 61 15,162 10. 111 56,551 9.11 51,937 13 10 339,892 6 1 69,172 10 75,043 103 314,663 6 4
80,307 15 6 108,509 3 3 26,093* 9 9 67,641 17 0
68 133 37 97 27 50
4941 3,804,371 8 0
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