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topics which had of late years created the additional testimony of their confidence and marked division of parties no longer exist favourable opinion. Flattering, however, ... We have not now to contend with the as such a distinction might be, he was cal. advocates of jacobinical revolution, or of led upon still farther to express his thanks delusive peace...the murmurs of sedition for the warm cordiality which had marked are hushed: none dare now avow it, and their support on the present occasion, and treason no longer finds abettors in distin- which he would be equally insensible not guished Demagogues, or leaders of the State to feel, as ungrateful not to acknowledge. ...on the other hand, the justice and neces- There were various circunstances, partly sity of the war in which we are engaged, personal, ar-d partly of a public nature, to have ceased to be the subject of dispute... which he hoped that he might be permite our country has been roused to
ted to ascribe the continuance of their conof its danger, and every arm is raised in its fidence. defence...the only difference that can now When first he was chosen as their repré'arise, must relate to the manner in which sentative, he ventured firmly to assure them, the war may be most rigorously prose. that, though he did not pretend to vie with cuted.
those who had immediately preceded him, “ If any more particular test or pledge of in those qualifications which had rendered my principles be required, let me presume them eminently useful to their country, he to appeal to the uniform tenor of my pub- would not yield to them, or to any man, lic conduct, in so far as it may have fallen to whom the freeholders might be inclined under your observation : and let me, in this to give their suffrages, in a conscientious place at least, refer to the roll of the first desire to discharge, with fidelity and atten. volunteer corps of this city, on which. I am tion, the trust they had reposed in him and proud to say, my humble name was the first to fulfil, to the best of his abilities, the dainscribed above twelve years agoz at a cri- ties of the situation, either as they regardsis of great public alarm and danger. It is ed the local concerns of the county, or the matter of peculiar satisfaction to me, to ob- general interests of the empire. If he might serve among those who surround me, a be allowed to consider the result of their number of friends who can bear testimony proceedings this day as a testimony, on their to what I have said, and to whose friend. part, that the pledge then given had not ship I know my pretensions would be vain, been forfeited, it was impossible not to feel were they not founded on a private charac- that still stronger incitements were held ter worthy of their esteem.
forth, and additional obligations imposed, “ It must, 1 imagine, be to the circum. for a perseverance in that line of conduct stances to which I have thus presumed to which had received their approbation, and allude, that I ought to ascribe that unani- on which the repetition of their choice emmous and cordial approbation which has boldened him to rely. been bestowedon my conduct, a reception at There were other points also in which once the most flattering and the most en- he ventured to believe their opinion coincouraging, the grateful remembrance of cided, alluding principally to the situation which no circumstance or length of time in which the country had been placed ducan ever efface from my mind.
ring the eventful period since they were “ I shall only add, that I should indeed last assembled on a similar occasion. When be most unworthy of the honour you have the renewal of hostilities with France, and conferred, did I not approach the high the strong conviction in the public mind, trust you have confided to me with a sin. that the most splendid talents in the councere, deliberate, and fixed resolution of de- try ought no longer to be excluded from voting to the duties attached to it the most his Majesty's councils, had produced the unremitting and zealous attention.” recall of that illustrious Statesman, by whose COUNTY or EDINBURGH.
unshaken firmness and consummate wisdom
the countıy had not merely been saved On the 11th of Nov. the Hon. Robert from political annihilation, but had advan; Dundas of Melville was unanimously re- ced in power and prosperity, we looked elected Member of Parliament for this with confidence to a continuance of those county.
exertions, and of that system by which a. After the election, he addressed the Free. lone our laws and liberties could be preholders in an elegant and'impressive speech. served, and the desperate efforts of an ene
He began by stating, that having now, my rendered abortive and unavailing. Whefor the third time, been honoured with ther the melancholy event by which wa their unanimous choice to represent the
were deprived of those services had, or had county in Parliament, he performed a most not, produced material changes in that sys. willing duty in requesting them to accept tem; and whether those changes, if any his sincere and unfeigned thanks for this had taken place, were beneficial to our af
fairs or otherwise, were points which he finding the prisoner not Guilty of the murshould noc now detain them by attempting der specified in the Indictment of Marion to discuss. Few men now vencured to call Robson, daughter of John Robson, late in question the justice or the necessity of Wright in Wetcrost of Lochrutton ; and the war in which we were engaged, or to the prisoner was thereupon assoi zied and ascribe it to any other cause than the inor. dismissed from the Bar. But on the apdinate and insutiable ambition of our en- plication of his Majesty's Advocate, he was emy. He should feel it therefore his bound- recommitted for the murder of Marion en duey, as the most certain method of Robson daughter of Jolin Robson, Tailor in bringing it to a safe and honourable con. Wetcroft of Lochrutton, and afterwards clusion, to concur in such measures of le- served with new Criminal Letters to stand gislation, either in matters of finance or trial for that crime. The Pannel's Counotherwise, as might appear to him the fit- sel having stated objections in bar of trial test to enable his Majesty to prosecute the the Court ordered informations on the point, contest with vigour and effect.
which came now to be advised. Their “ There may be (he added,) and there Lordships delivered their opinions at great probably will be, differences of opinion on length, and in respect that ihe Pannel had the details of all those points; but with been formerly tried, a verdict returned, the main object stedfastly in our view, with and a judgment of the Court pronounced the spirit, and, 1 trust, also the resources of thereon, in consequence of an indictment the country equal to the struggle, tenacious which does apply to the same Corpus de. of our nacional hovour as of our national licti, which is now made the charge aliberty, unawed and undismayed by the gainst him in the criminal letters, found that misfortunes of surrounding nations, from the Panrel could not be tried again ; and, whatever causes proceeding, let us trust therefore, deserted the diet against him to our vigour and the justice of our cause; simpliciter, and dismissed him from the Bar. the result is in the hands of Providence, The Court met on Wednesday, Nov. 5. -We shall have done our duty.''
on the case of John Thomson and John Mr Dundas concluded by apologizing to Nilson, found guilty of forging or uttering the meeting for detaining them on those guinea notes of the Bank of Scotland, knowtopics. He felt deeply the importance of ing them to be forged, (See Mag, for Authem, and he trusted, he felt in common gust, p.645.) The Counsel for the prisonwith them all.
ers had insisted that no judgment could Thereafter it was moved, and unani. pass on the verdict, as one Juryman had mously agreed to, that Mr Dundas should left the Court before they were inclosed, receive the thanks of the county for his able had been absent about 15 or 20 minutes, and upright conduct in the last Parliament, and had conversed with several persons beand for his unremitting attention to the in- fore he returned. The Court ordered terests of the State and of this County. informations; and their Lordships deliver
in the afternoon, Mr Dundas gave an ele- ed their opinions at considerable length. gant dinner to the freeholders in George's Three of their Lordships, viz. Lord Justice Street Assembly Rooms, at which many Clerk, Dunsinan, and Meadowlank, were other persons of distinction were also pre. for repelling the objection--the other two, sent.
Lord, Craig and Cullen, were for sustainHigh Court OF JUSTICIARY.
ing it ---Lord Armadale was not present.
The Court, therefore, by a majority, reOn the 4th of November, the Court met pelled the objection; and, in consequence to take into consideration the inforınations of he verdict of the Jury, ordained the prigiven in for the parties in the case, of John soners to be executed at Edinburgh, on Hannah, accused of the murder of Marion Wednesday, the 10th of December next. Robson, daughter of John Robson, late The Lord Justice Clerk, in pronouncing Tuilor in Wetcroft of Lochrutton, in the the Judgment of the Court, addressed himStewartry of Kirkcudbright. (Ste Mag. for self in very pathetic terms to the prisoners, Aug.) This person was formerly indicted who appeared much affected by their awful for the murder of Marion Robson, daugh- situation. ter of John Robson, late Wright in Wet. Thursday, Nov. 20. the Judges (Lord croft of Lochrutton, in the Stewarty, of Justice Clerk, 1 ord Dunsinnan, and Lord Kirkcudbright; and it turned out
Meadowbank) gave judgement in the case Vexamination of Janet M'Minn, the mo- of Margaret Cunningham, widow of the ther of the deceased, that her husband Jate John Mason, flax dresser in Pathhead, was a Tailor, and not a Wright; upon this near Kirkcaldy, who had been found guilty circumstance being discovered, the public at the Perth Circuit in May last, of mur. prosecutor did not proceed further in the dering her husband, but whose sentence prial; and the Jury, returned a verdict, was delayed as she was pregnant, and was
delivered of a female child in the tolbooth Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Hallow Fair of E. of Edinburgh, on the 12th of October. Af- dinburgh, there was a great show of blacks ter the Judges had delivered their opinions cattle, but the sales were rather dull, ans with great feeling, the Lord Justice Clerk the prices low. Good horses, of which there pronounced in a møst elegant, impressive, were but few in the Markei, brought high and affecting manner, the sentence of the prices. There was a vast number of sheep, Court, viz. That she should be carried back which went off at reduced prices. to the tolbooth, and fed on bread and water, Cow Pox....Since the commencement of till Wednesday the 7th of January, when the Vaccine Institution at Aberdeen, it apshe should be hanged at the common place pears, that seventeen hundred and seventyof execution at Edinburgh, and, her body three persons, of all ages, have been inoafterwards given to Dr Monro, Professor
culated at the Public Hall, in all of whom of Anatomy in the University of Edinburgh, it has succeeded perfectly, excepting in to be publicly dissected. The Lord Justice those who, after the operation was performClerk 'pathetically recommended to the pri- ed, did not again make their appearance, so soner to employ the time she had to live in
that its success in those cases cannot be making her peace with God, as she could accurately ascertained. This neglect on niot have the least hope of pardon for this
the part of the patients subjects them to a most atrocious offence. The unhappy wo- small fine, which is paid into the Cashier man appeared at the bar with her child in
of the Poor's House. her arms, and did not seem much affected
CALEDONIAN HUNT:... Tuesday, (Oct. with her awful situation. She had administered poison twice to her husband; the first
21.) Mr Hodgson's Priscilla' walked over time the dose had failed, though the poor
the course at Tinwald Downs, for a purse man was taken ill, and she repeated the
of 50 guineas. The Yeomanry Plate was dose after he had recovered, which quickly
won by Mr Potter's grey gelding, beating occasioned his death in the greatest ago
Mr Little's grey mare, Mr Sim's grey nies. John Skinner, butcher in Path.head,
mare, and Mr Henderson's chesaut mare. with whom the Prisoner lived in adulterous
Wednesday, Mr Hodgson's Lady Mary
walked over for a purse of 50 guineas. A intercourse, was accused of being concerned
match of 100l. each was won by Mr Dou. with her in poisoning her husband, but
Jas's chesnut gelding, beating Capt. Maite was outlawed at the Perth Circuit abovementioned, having made his escape.
land's bay gelding. A' match for 30 guiIt is with much satisfaction we have to
neas, 12st. each, best of four-mile heats,
won by Mr Henderson's chesnut state, that the amount of the subscription for the sea fencibles, ship wrights, and
mare beating Mr Porer's grey gelding....
Thursday, the Hunters' Purse of 50 guis some rope makers, who so handsomely vo
neas, 12st.' best of 3 four-mile heats, won Innteered to go on board his Majesty's ship "Texel, to enable her to proceed to sea in by the Marquis of Huntly's Tallyho, beat, pursuit of some French frigates commit- ing Lord Elphinstone's chesnut gelding.... ting depredations on our trade, is L.250
Friday, aparse of 100 guineas, best of three
four mile heats, won by Mr Garthforth's 19s. This has enabled Capt. Milne to give to each of the men 11. 5$, ; to three
grey colt, beating Mr Hodgson's Priscilla.
A match for one mile, won by Mr Gora Petty officers, 31. 3s. each, and to Andrew Sandilands, a Sea Fencible, belonging to
don's bay gelding, beating Mr Irving's grey Leith, 201. in addition, having had his leg
mare. A match by the Yeomanry, 2 miles
won by Mr Henderson's chesnut mare, broke while on board the Texel. A small
On Fri. balance remaining, is to be given to a dis- beating Mr Little's grey mare.
day the Dumfries and Galloway Hunt gave tressed family in Newhaven.
a ball and supper ; and on Saturday, Sir Charles Duncan, Esq. merchant in London, who died lately in the neighbourhood both of which all the beauty and fashion of
John Lowther Johnston gave another, at of Glasgow, at a very advanced age, has
the town and country were present. bequeathed to the parish of Cumnock, where he was born, the sum of 10001. for Fire Hunt.... The Hunt which met at charitable purposes; an example of benefi- Cupar on Monday Nov. 3. and continued cence which, even in this age of bene. for the week, had an excellent meeting, wolence, does not frequently occur.
and was more numerously attended than * On Wednesday, Nov. 12. a new Sam. it has been for several years. On Thursday
ple Corn Market, in the old Fish Market the Hunter's purse, of 50l. was won by Co. i Close, Edinburgh, was opened, when a lonel Thomson's mare Calomel, beating number of Deaters and Farmers attended. four others. On Friday, a purse of 501. It is fitted up in a commodious manner, was won by Mr Baird's bay horse New. and will answer the purpose extremely byth, after a very pretty heat. And same well.
day a very close match was run by horses
belonging to two gentlemen, which affored were dispatched to the roads which lead good sport.
out of the city in different directions. Seve
ral persons were taken up, but still no inATROCIOUS MURDER AND ROBBERY. A robbery and murder of a most daring - give any distince clue that is likely to lead
formation has been procured which can and unprecedented nature was committed
to a discovery. in Edinburgh on Thursday afternoon, Nov.
The murder was committed with a force 13. about five o'clock. The following hand. bill, which was issued soon after the dis.
and dexterity more resembling that of a fo
reign assassin than an inhabitant of this covery, will explain the particulars of this
country. The blow was directiy in the atrocious deed, as far as they are yet known.
heart, and the unfortunate man bled to death HUE ES CRY
in a few minutes. He has left a wife and At five o'clock this evening, William four children. Begbie, Porter to the British Linen Com
Civil APPOINTMENTS. pany at Leith, was stabbed and murdered in Tweeddale's Close, leading to the Bri- Whitehall, Nov. 4.- The King has been vish linen Company's Office at Edinburgh, pleased to order a writ to be issued under and robbed of a sealed parcel, in a yellow the Great Seal, for summoning the Right çanvas bag, containing the following parti Hon. Alexander Hamilton, Marquis of culars, viz. L.1360 of Sir William Forbes Douglas and Clydesdale, up to the House of and Co's Notes of L.20 each. L.1000 in
Peers, by the stile and title of Baron DutNotes of Leith Banking Company, of 1.20 ton, in the county of Chester. each. L.1400 in Notes of different banks,
- To grant the dignity of a Baron of of L.20, L.10, and L.5. 240 Guinea Notes
the United Kingdom, to Archibald Earl of of different banks. 440 Twenty Shilling Cassilis, by the title of Baron Ailsa of AilNotes of different banks. In all L.4392.
$a ; and to John Earl of Breadalbane, by As the weapon with which the murder the title of Baron Breadalbane of Tay. was committed was found upon the spot, mouth Castle, in Perthshire. it is requested that any person who may Nov. 4. The King has been pleased to have sold a common bread knife, with a
grant the dignity of a Baron of the United wooden handle, stained of a red colour, will Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, unimmediately give intimation as after-men
to the Right Hon. Alan Lord Gardner, tioned.
Admiral of the White Squadron, and his Whoever will, within three months from
heirs male, by the stile and title of Baron this date, give such information to the Ma- Gardner, of Uttoxeter, in the county of nager for the British Linen Company, the Stafford. Magistrates of Edinburgh, the Sheriff of
Nov. 7. His Majesty has granted his the County of Edinburgh, or the Judge of royal licence and permission to the Right Police, as shall be the means of discovering Hon, and Rev. Earı Nelson, and his heirs, the Person or Persons who committed the
to assume the title of Duke of Bronte in Sie aforesaid murder and robbery, shall receive cily, with the fief annexed thereto, granted a reward of
to his late illustrious brother by the King FIVE HUNDRED GUINEAS, of the two Sicilies. To be paid upon conviction of the offender His Majesty has appointed the Right or the offenders. And in case any one of Hon. the Earl of Roden, a Knight of the the Associates shall make the discovery, Illustrious Order of St Patrick, in room of his Majesty's Pardon will also be applied thre Parl of Clermont, deceast. for in his favour.
The Right Hon. Charles Bathurst is ap. N.B. It is intreated that bankers, mer. pointed Master of the Mint, in room of chants, and others, will take notice of all Lord Charles Spencer. Notes of the above descriptions which may Philip Francis, Esq. and Sir George Hihappen to be presented to them, especially laro Barlow, Bart. Governor Gen. of India, if by persons of suspicious appearance. are appointed Knights Companions of the
William Begbie was seen walking up most Hon. Order of the Bath. Leith Walk between four and five o'clock, Nov. 11, The King has been pleased to in company with a man. This person, and grant the dignity of a Baronet of the Unitany other that saw him, will please to call ed Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as above, and give information.
to the following gentlemen, and the respeeEdinburgh, Nov. 13. 1806.
tive heirs male of their bodies lawfully beImmediately on the discovery, the most gotten, viz. prompt and decisive steps were taken to William Fraser of Leadclune, in the trace the perpetrator or perpetrators of this county of Inverness, Fsq. Lieut. Gen. Geo. atrocious act. Every house of a suspicious Nugent; Capt. Sir Thomas Boulden Thompcharacter was strictly searched; parties son, Knt. Comptroller of the navy; Cape
Sir Edward Berry, Kat. Catton, in Nor. Bombay civil establishment, to Miss Mary folk; James Sibbald of Sittwood Park, in
Congalton, youngest daughter of Dr Charthe county of Berks, Esq. with remainder les Congalton, physician, Edinburgh. to David Scott of Dunninald, in the county Nov. 1. At Edinburgh, James Fergusaf Forfar, Esq. nephew to the said James son of Crosshill, Esq. Advocate, to Miss Sibbald, Esq. and the heirs male of his bo- Mary Home, daughier of the late Joha dy lawfully begotten; and Hugh Bateman Home, Esq. of Bassendean. of Harrington Hall, in the county of Der- 2. At Kello, Thomas John Fordyce, Esq. by, Esq.
younger of Ayton, to Miss Ann Buchan, Sir William Leighton Knight is elected third daughter of George Buchan of Kello, Lord Mayor of London, for the ensuing Esq. year.
3. At Kippenross, James Sandilands, Esq. The University and King's College of to Miss Margaret Douglas Stirling, second Aberdeen have elected the Right Hon. daughter of John Stirling of Kippendavie, Lord Glenbervie Rector of the University Esq. for the ensuing year.
At Greenock, John Munro, Esq. of Henry Glasford, Esq. of Dugaldston, is the island of Jamaica, to Miss Elizabeth unanimously re-elected Lord Rector of the MKinlay, youngest daughter of Mr Alex. University of Glasgow. .
M‘Kinlay of the Customs.
4. At Liddel Bank, Major Malcolm of
the Royal Marines, to Miss Jean Oliver, Gen. Sir James Henry Craig, K. B. is appointed Governor of Blackness Castle, of London, to Miss «gnes Oliver, fifth
fourth daughter, and Archibald Little, Esq. vice the Hon. Charles James Hamilton, daughter of William Oliver, Esq. of Dinla. deceast. Sir John Stuart to be Colonel of the
byre. Hth regiment, vice Lord Hutchinson, ap
6. At Geanies House, Ross-shire, Charpointed to the 75th, vice Gen. Campbell
, les Carter Petley, of Riverhead, Kent, Esq.
to Miss Annabella M Leod, fifth daughter deceased. Lieut. Gen. Stanwix, to be Co.
of Donald M'Leod, Esq. - lonel of the 97th, vice Sir John Stuart
7. At Edinburgh, Robert Bell, Esq. AdMajor Gen. Sir George Prevost, to be Co
vocate, to Miss Eleonora Jane Ross, third lonel of a battalion of the 6th foot vice Stanwix.-Sir James H. Craig, to be Co
daughter of the late Col. Ross, of the 21st lonel of the 22d regiment, vice, Gen. Sim
regiment of foot.
8. At Balcarres, Robert Gillespie Smith, coe deceast. --Sir Charles Ross to be Colonel of the 86th, vice Craig; Sir C. Asgill, of Gibliston, Esq. to Miss Amelia Keith.
11. At Braes House, the Rev. Mr Roto be Colonel of the 85th, vice Ross; the
bert Macvey, minister of Beith, to Miss Hon. A. Hope, to be Colonel of the 5th West India regiment, vice Asgill; and Ma
Janet Macvey: daughter of Mr John Mac
vey. jor-Gen. M‘Donald, to be Colonel of the
BIRTHS. Cape reginient, vice Hope.
Oct. 30. At Armagh, the Lady of Sir MARRIAGES.
George Leith, Bart. a son. Feb. 23. At Ferruckabad, William John
Lately, at Warkworth, Northumberland, Sands, Esq. in the Hon. East India Com- the Lady of Henry David Erskine, Esq. a pany's civil service, to Miss Clara Hollings, youngest daughter of the deceased
Lately, at Ramsgate, Mrs Cameron of Hollings, Esq. surgeon in London. Lochiel, a son. Sept. 15. At Gibraltar, Captain Raitt, of Nov. 1. Mrs Stenhouse, younger of the 42d regiment, Royal Highlanders, to Southfod, a daughter. Miss Walker of Carphin, eldest daughter 2. Mrs Tod of Drygrange, a daughter. of Alexander Walker, Esq. late Captain of The Lady of James Graham, Esq. of the Royal Fuzileers.
Barrock Lodge, a daughter. Oct. 13. At Forres, the Rev. George 6. At Edinburgh, Mrs Inglis, wife of M·Kenzie, minister of Olrick, to Miss William Inglis, Esq. writer to the signet, M.Lennan of Forres.
20. At Glasgow, Mr Andrew Russel, 8. At Edinburgh, Mrs Bruce of Cowden, surgeon, to Miss Agnes Scott, daughter of a daughter. the late John Scott, Esq. of Boghall.
20. Mrs Alexander of Ballamyle, a daugh20. At Edinburgh, Captain Brian Hodshon, of the Royal Navy, to Miss Jane 22. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Col. RoScott, daughter of Mr William Scott, Soli- bert MacGregor Murray, a daughter. citor at law.
Lately, at Askehall, the Lady of the 28. At West Grange, Alexander Ram. Hon. Lawrence Dundas, M. P. for York, say, Esq, of the East India Company's a son.