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tion of either party to apply to the Resolved, 12.—That no appeal to Court of Session, in order that the this House from the Court of Sesissue may be tried by a Jury, if the sion be competent, excepting against Court shall so think fir: But, if either the judgment of the Chamber of Reparty apply for the trial by Jury, view. the cause may be decided by the in

That no appeal to ferior Courts, according to the forms this House be competent against in. now in use ; and afterwards in review terlocutory judgments. by the Court of Session by Jury, or Resolvid, 14:- That such costs bę otherwise, as the Court shall think allowed by this House in cases of fic.

appeal as may more effectually tend Resolved, 9.-That it shall be com- to the discouragement of frivolous petent to parties to complain against and vexatious appeals. verdicts of Juries, that the same were Resolved, 15.-- That all extracts in given contrary to evidence, or by mis- every Court, superior and inferior, direction of the Judge sitting as Or. be abolished or diminished, as far as dinary, or on the Circuit, or presiding it shall be found possible; and that in the Chambers.

for the execution of any decree, or Resolved, 10.-- That when a party appealing therefrom, it shall in all in any Court, the decrees of which cases be sufficient that there be an are subject to be reviewed by the exemplification, signed by the Clerk Court of Session, shall be dissatisfied of Court, containing the summons, with any judgment of such Court, he petition, or other writ by which the shall be at liberty, instead of proceed. cause was brought into Court, to. ing by the present mode of advoca- gether with the defence, and the dif: tion or suspension, to enter an appeal ferent interlocutors, and final judgto the Court of Session, after the ment of the Court, with such other mode and form by which decrees of parts of the proceedings only as it inferior Courts are brought under the may be found indispensibly necessary review of the Lords of Justiciary on to include in such exemplification. the Circuit, with the exception of Risolved,' 16.-That the commis. such cases as, for the sake of the dis- sion for the plantation of kirks, and patch of justice or otherwise, it may valuation and sale of teinds granted be found necessary to except, and for by the act of 1707 to the Court of which cases particular regulations Session, shall be recalled, and that a may hereafter be provided.

commission be granted to ihe Barons Resolved, 11.- -That when any of Exchequer in Scotland, to judge judgment shall have been pronounced and determine in all questions at prein any Chamber of the Court of Ses- sentcognizable in the Court of Teindo sion, it shall be subject to review in under the said commission, with the à Chamber of Review, in which none exception only of such cases as inof the Judges shall sit who belong to volve a question with regard to the that Chamber whose judgment is to right of teinds, which shall be subject be reviewed ; and that the cause to the jurisdiction of the Court of shall, in that stage, be conducted by Session alone. principal cases, and hearing of Coun- Resolved, 17.- That no augmentsel, in the manner and forin observed arion shall henceforth be granted by in appeals to the House of Lords; the Commissioners of Teinds in any such Chamber of Review to be con- case where the stipend of the parish stituted in such manner as shall here has been augmented within such numafter be appointed by act of Parlia. ber of years from the date of the ment.

claim as shall hereafter be fixed.



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A Short Sketch of the Improved Slate State of the manufactures of the

of PAISLEY, including the ABBEY town and Abbey parish of Paisley, for PARISH, for the year 1805

the year 1805

Muslin. S the population of any place is This manufacture employs 6750 the great source from whence

weavers ;

and the annual product every exertion must spring, which from each muslin weaver in the Pais. can be made for its improvement; it ley trade, according to the most acmay be proper to state to the reader

curate calculation the nature of the the gradual progress of population case will admit of, is from every in this town and parish, since the loom 100l.; consequently 6750 looms year 1695.

amount to 675,000 l. per anvum. Number of inhabitants in the

Each loom gives employment to Town, and Abbey parish of Paisley: at least three persons, in weaving,

, In the year 1695, 4375 persons

winding, warping, tambouring. clip17551

ping, seeding, sewing, bleaching, and 1782, 17,78 ditto callandering

Number of persons 1792, 24,592 ditto employed, 20,250. 1805, 35,000 ditto.

Silk. Important improvements have been This branch employs about 120 made in agriculture, and the lands in looms---Each loom produces an anthe neighbourhood are now highlynual value of 8o 1.-120 looms at 801, productive. Abundant crops oí wheat, each, 9,600 1.-Each silk loom gives .

.-oats, barley, and potatoes, are pre. employment to two persons. Total, sented to the eye in every direction. 240. The culture of all kinds of grasses is

Cotton Spinning. well understood; and the crops


Twenty large cotton mills, and sethis article have become very valu- veral smaller ones, produce yarn, able as food for the increasing num. spun' by manufacturers residing in bers of horses, and other cattle, ne.

the town and parish, to the amount cessary for the labour and consump- of 300,000l. per annum. tion of such a populous and wealthy On account of the great variety of district. Indeed this part of Scot- machinery and operations necessary in land will now bear a comparison with

this branch of manufacture, it is difthe most cultivated districts of Eng. ficult to ascertain with precision the land. Lands that let about fifty numbers employed in picking, beatyears ago at from five to ten shillings ing, carding, roving, spinning, reel- . per Scots acre, at present yield the ing, sorting, &c. but from the best proprietor from three to ten pounds data that could be obtained, they of annual rent.

were estimated at 7000 persons.
In order that we may ascertain the
cause of this rapid increase of popu-

Threads made of linen yarn.
lation, and the high state of culture There are employed in this branch,
to which this part of the country has 120 machines, each workilia
attained, it becomes necessary to state spindies, and each of these machines
the annual amount of the manufac- will twine upon an average 2800
tures carried on in the town, and Ab- spindles of yarn ; which gives as the
bey parish of Paisley and to com- total amount of yarn used in thread,
pare them with the amounts of for. 336,000 spindles. 336,000 spindles
mer periods.

of yarn manufactured into thread


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gives an annual value, at 58.9d. each, the appearance of thriving, and the of 96,6001.

annual value of finished work done in Each thread mill gives employ them, is 6500l. ment to twelve persons, in the various

RECAPITULATION. operations, exclusive of spinning.

Persons Value Total number, 1,440 persons.

employed. produced Distilleries.

Muslin, 20,250 L. 675,000 Of these, there are two consider. Silk, .


9,600 able houses, in which are manufac. Cotton Spinning, 7000

3ဂဝ,ဝဝဝ tured annually spirits to the amount Threads,



Distilleries, of 75,000 1.


Leather, Soap, and
Leather, Soap, and Candles.


85,000 There are four tangeries, and three Incle or Tape, .

6,300 soap and candle houses. Part of the Founderies, .

articles manufactured in these works,
are for home consumpt, and


29,030 1,253,700 exportation, and the aggregate of

That the reader may have it in his their annual value is 85,000 l.

power to form a proper idea of the Incle, or Tape.

gradual progress of manufacture in Of this article there is one manu

this place, the report of the Board of factory, which produces annually, Trustees, for manufactures, as regoods to the amount of 6000l. This ceived at different periods from the branch employs 100 persons.

stamp.master at Paisley, and certi.

fied by his oath, is here subjoined.

This report relates to lawns, and
There have been erected of late thread gauzes stamped each year,
years, two founderies, which have and the rated value of the same.
Ist Nov. to Ist Nov. Yards.

1743 1744 353,4017

L. 15,886 15



19 7 1757


649,998 43,6658
1767 1768
529,022 54.664

1783 1984 1,922,020 164.385 16 6
From the above statement, the statement is for the year 1984. The
gradual progress of the lawn and following is an abstract of it.
thread gauze branch is ascertained.

Value of PAISLEY Manufactures for With regard to the thread branch, we have no oficial documents to

1784 :

Silk Gauzes, . . . L.350,000 found upon ; all that can with cer

Lawns and thread tainty be said upon the subject is,

Gauzes, that ir commenced in this town, in

164,385 166

Threads, 1923, or 1724, and that for some

64,800 years the value of threads made did Soap and Candles,

30,000 not exceed 1000l. per annum.

The first statement that can be depended

L. 609,185 166 upon, is contained in a new descrip. The town of Paisley is built upon tion of Paisley, published in the gen- a very irregular plan; or rather has tleman's magazine in 1787, for the béen extended in all directions. just months of May and June. This as private convenience and property



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.pointed out. Its greatest length is means of punishing or reclaiming from east to west, nearly two miles; such delinquents, but by having reand from south to north, it extends course to fine and imprisonment. about a mile and an half. From the With regard to this mode of proceextreme irregularity of the buildings dure, it hath been long observed, and streets, the wealthy inhabitants that committing disorderly persons have been for many years looking to our common prisons, hath had no forward to a period when regular effect in reclaiming offenders ; on the improvements should be suggested contrary, that in being liberated, and put to execution for the benefit they always, in place of becoming of all concerned.

better members of society, become The police bill now moved in the much worse than they were before ; House of Commons, has been long whereas much good has resulted from projected, but different circumstances confining them to solitary and hard have till lately intervened to prevent

labour.. its adoption. These however are now The mode hitherto practised for removed, and there can be little watching the streets of the town at doubt entertained, as to the utility night, is by warning a certain numand expediency of the general provi- ber of householders by rotation to atsions of the bill.

tend in a guard-house appointed for The opening of new streets will the purpose. Their business is to

high improvement in the place. perambulate the streets in all direcThey will affordd great facility to the tions, and to prevent any disorders extension of manufactures, by col. from taking place. A captain is lecting a number of families from the named, and by him, a' report should adjacent country, for the manufactul. be made to the sitting magistrate, rer always prefers the weavers who each day, of what has occurred in the reside in town, to those who have course of the preceding night. This their abode in the country; and be. plan, however, has not been found to sides this advantage, the wealthy in- answer the purpose so well as could habitants will have it in their power be wished. The guard themselves to accommodate themselves with more are sometimes found to be the most comfortable and convenient dwelling noisy of any who are on the streets, houses, as well as more spacious ware. and it frequently happens, that little houses for carrying on their mercan- or no attention is paid in the duty tile transactions.

imposed upon them; for it has seveThere is no town at present in ral times happened, that houses and Scotland, of a magnitude nearly equal shops have been broke into at no to that of Paisley, that is so much great distance, without the perpetradeficient in lighting, side pavements, iors being observed, or restrained by and cleansing of the streets; all of the guard, who were probably enjoywhich are essentially necessary to the ing themselves around a good fire, comfort, and even to the health of with shut doors. Many attempts. the inhabitants of large and popü. have at different times been made, to lous towns.

oblige all the respectable inhabitants A workhouse for confining at hard to attend personally in their rotation, labour, such as are convicted of petty but these atiempts have always relaxcrimes, is deemed essentially neces. ed in a short time, and substitutes' sary. The number of such offences been again adınitted. These substiis annually accumulating, and indeed lutes consist generally of porters, or they must do so in every increasing labouring people, who are more fond town, while the magistrates have no of sleeping by the side of a good fire, ihan of watching the streets of the Kovna and Wilna (in Lithuania) od town. By the present bill, it is pro- the banks of the little river Wilia, posed to relieve the inhabitants from whence the last-mentioned town deibis burden, which recurs nearly four rives its name. times a year, upon tbeir paying a “ The Emperor, from some cause very moderate commutation tax, with or other, iinmaterial to the present the view of substituting regular subject, had conconsiderably devanced watchmen in their place, under pro. his attendants; and being led by the per regulations.


winding of the road within a short To be concluded in our next. distance of the above-mentioned river;

and perceiving several persons assem

bled near the edge of the water, out Ancedote of the Emperor of Russia of which they appeared to be drag

and Dr WEILLY, with some parti. ging something, he instantly alighted, culars concerning the latter. and, on approaching the spot, found

it to be the body of a man apparently To the Editor.

lifeless. Prompted by humanity alone, SIR,

and without any assistance than that IN the Glasgow Courier of the of the ignorant boors around bim, to

24th of May, there is an account whom he was no otherwise known of the manner in which the Emperor than that his uaiform indicated an Alexander, and Dr Weilly, his chief officer of rank, he had him conveyed physician, on a journey thro' Poland, to, and laid on the side of a bank, succeeded, after four hours perseve. and immediately proceeded with his rance, in bringing to life a poor man own hands to assist in taking off the apparently dead. Dr Weilly is a na. wet cloaibs of the apparent corpse, tive of this place, who has raised and to rub his temples, wrists, &c. ; himself whoily by his owo merit. which his Imperial Majesty continued His parents still reside bere, and he for a considerable time, using every has four brothers alive. The eldest other nieans, thoug! destinute of every is a schoolmaster in Dundee ; the medical assistance, ihat appeared at Doctor is next; and the thrie young- the moment most likely to restore est are shipmasters in this town. anination ; bui ali without effect. In Therefore, Sır, if you would give the midst of this occupation, the this story a corner in your nosi ma Emperor was joined by the gentlemen gazine, it will be doing a favour to of his suite, among whom were the many of your readers.

Prince Wolkousky and Count Liewen Kincardine, June 1806. J. M. (two Russian noblemen) and Di Letter from James Grange, Esq. to Dr Weilly. bis Majesty's head surgeon, Wiliam Hawes, Treasurer of the Royal an English gentleman, whose profes,

. Humane Society.

sional abilities are so well known (at “ DEAR SIR, March 24. 1806. least on the continent), that they " His Imperial Maj sty the Em- need no comment; which latter al peror Alexander, in one of his jour- ways travels with, and indeed never neys through Poland, olely by his quits His Majesty at any time.own perseverance and personal exer- Their exertions were immediately ad. tion, restored to life a peasant of ded to those of the Emperor; and on iliat country, who had been drowned the Doctor's attempling to bleed a considerable time. This very in. the patient, His Majesty held and teresting occurrence to my rubbed his arm, and gave every other kuowledge during my late stay at se assistance in his power. However, Petersburg, and took place between that and all other means they could


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