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L. I I fome material witnesses being abfent, the Household, Advocate Depute deserted the diet a- No Tenpenny Bread to be allowed. gainst the pannel pro loco et tempore.

9. The Circuit Court was opened at The progress of vegetation has been Dumfries by the Right Hon. Lords Esk- very slow during the whole of this month. grove and Methven. Isobel Fead was The mornings and evenings have been accused of child murder, and g« titioned in general cold and frosty. A good deal for banishment. The Advocate Depute of injury has been done to the flourish, stated, that, in the particular circum- and to the small fruit. The wheat has Atance of the cafe, he was induced to loft its colour, and the hay crop appears consent to the prayer of the petition, to be greatly stinted. The range of the and that the pannel be banished from barometer in the shade was from 40° to Scotland for 14 years; and she is senten- sio. On the 9th, with, and 31st, there ced to be banished accordingly. were showers of feet, accompanied with

14. The Circuit Court was opened at some hail. The markets have kept very Ayr by the Right Hon. Lord Methven. high, beef from sd. to 8d. per pound of There was no business before the Court. 171 oz.; mutton from 6d. to 8d. do.; veal

9. The Circuit Court was opened at from 4. to yd. do.; pork from 4 d. to Inverary by the Right Hon. Lord Dun- 6d.do.; lamb from 28. 64. to 3s. 6d. per finan; but there was no business to come quarter. Potatoes, iod. per peck-Afbefore the Court at that place.

paragus, from is. 4d. to 45. per hundred. 14. The Circuit Court was opened at - Fresh butter, is. to 16d.-Eggs, 6d. Glasgow by the Right Hon. Lords Swin- per dozen-Pigeons, Is. per pair-Best ton and Dunsinan, when the following oatmeal, is. 5d. per peck. business came before them: William The English report for April ftates, Jackson, portioner of Milnton of Kile that the present, on account of the mildbride, accused of murder, was fugitated ness of the weather, has proved an unfor not appearing.--John Tweddale, te- commonly favourable season for every nant in Nemphlar, accused of theft, not operation in husbandry. Little rain appearing, fentence of fugitation was having fallen fince the month of Februpronounced against him.-John Carru- ary, the fields plowed fince that time thers, or Crothers, foldier in the first have benefited much by the dry weather, battalion of the royal regiment of foot, which, with the seasonable frosts in accused of theft, and of being habit and March, have reduced the soil to a powrepute a thief. The Advocate Depute der, with small labour to the harrow. passed from the charge of habit and re- The wheats throughout the kingdom pute; and Carruthers being found guil- exhibit a degree of itrength and forwardiy, by his own confeffion, he was sen- nefs very unusual fo early in the feason; tenced to be whipped through the streets and should the ensuing month (generally of that city on Wednefday next, and the inost trying) prove mild, with modeand thereafter banished Scotland for life. rate showers, there can be little doubt

18. The Circuit Court was opened at of a most abundant crop. In Scotland, Stirling by the Right Hon. Lord Swin- particularly, so great an extent of wheat ton. There was no business before the was never before seen, which, in general, Court.

looks well, and far superior to the crop May 16. The Magistrates of Edin- of last year. The spring feed-time has burgh set the following table of affize of been remarkably good. Great part of bread for the city and fuburbs, and to the grain is beginning to appear, and it continue till a new order:

looks very regular and promising. In Price of Wheat per boll, L. 2 o the northern counties, the fields intendAllowance for manufacture, o 6 o ed for barley are in a forward preparation;

Table of Afrize. ib. oz. dr. what has been fown begins to peep through Penny Loaf Wheaten,

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7 tricts, the barley fowing goes on with diffiTwopenny Loaf Wheaten,

culty, through the want of spring showers. Ditto Household,

The rye-grass and clover are generally Threepenny Loaf Wheaten, O IS 15 good, and very early, a circumstance Ditto Household,

3 much in favour of the fine lambing seaThe Quartern Loaf to be fold, fon, as they afford plentiful food to the VOL. LVIII..

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ewes, instead of turnips, which have bat, of Preston, corn dealer, a daughter. It this season gone off so early. In the is Mrs Abbat's 20th child, and only the 21st north of the island the appearance of the year of her marriage. clover and rye-grass is, however, not so

The wife of Isaac Hainsworth, of Cockflattering, the plants of clover being very ridge, Leeds, of three fons. They were bapthin in most places. There is å fine tised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. prospect of apples in the western cyder

At London, the Lady of Claud Ruffel counties.

It is at length ascertained, Esq; a fore. and the fact is confirmed by some of the

4. Mrs Rooch,wife of Wm Charles Reoch, beft informed persons, that no real scar. Esq; a son. city has ever existed in this country, and Countess of Callis, a daughter.

6. At Cullean Castle, the Rt. Hon. the that the late high prices of wheat have been the sole work of monopolists. The Allardyce, Etq; M. P. a daughter.

At Aberdeen, the Lady of Alexander corn-markets have never been more plen

9. Mrs Grant of Congalton, a son. tifully supplied than during the last month, and the prospect of large impor- Lady Balgonie, a daughter.

16. At Balgonie in Fifeshire, the Rt Hon. tations, added to the alarm that has

20. The Lady of Lieut. Colonel Mactaken place among the speculators, will, donal of Lochgary, a daughter. no doubt, keep the prices moderate till

23. Mrs Wemyss of Wemyss, a son. after the ensuing harvest. Cattle and

DEATHS. sheep are higher than was ever remem The Countess de Welderen fifter of Lord bered ; and, from the great demand, it Howard de Walden, and Lady of Count de is to be feared will continue fo. From Weideren, formerly Ambassador to this the great ftock of last year's hay on Court from the United Provinces. hand, and the promising appearance of

At his house near Dorking, John Eld, Esq; the spring, the price of that article has aged 92. fallen considerably.

At his seat at Whitewell, Sir Bellingham Graham, Bart.

On his passage to the V'est Indies, LieuLISTS.

tenant Colonel James Smith Baillie, of the

99th regt. of foot; MARRIAGES.

At Martinico, Lieutenant Ross Gillespie, At London, Sir Thomas Liddel, Bart, to of Gen. White's regt. fixth son of Dr.ThoMiss Maria Simpson.

mas Gillespie, Physician in Edinburgh. At London, the Rt Hon. Lord Porchef At Grenada, Mr Richard Muir, Surgeon. ter, to Miss Acland, rjece to the Earl of Il On his passage to Barbadoes, Mr James chester.

Smollet, mate of the Phænix East Indiaman, Earl Temple, eldest son of the Marquis of fourth son of Alexander Smollet, Efq; of Bono Buckingham, to Lady Ann Elisabeth Bryd. hill. ges, daughter of the late Duke of Chandos. At Madras, Dr Andrew Ponton, Surgeon,

Wm Barnet, Esq; of York, to Miss E. C. in the East India Company's service, fon of Markham, fecond daughter of his Grace the Mr Alexander Ponton, archited, Edinburgh. Archbishop of York.

In the East Indies, Mr John Clidsdale, ArSir Hector Mackenzie of Gairloch, Bart. fiftant- Surgeon in the East India Company's to Miss Christian Henderson.

service. May 3. At London, the Hon." and Rt At the manfe of Kippin, Mrs Christian Rev. the Lord Bishop of St David's, to Miss Innes, spouse of the Rev. Mr John Campbell, Penn, daughter of the late Hon. Thomas minister of Kippin. Penn, proprietor of the province of Mary Alexander Fergusson, Esq; of Craigdar. land.

roch, Advocate. He was unfortunately killed 17. Henry William Hardy, Esq; to Miss by the overturning of a chaise on the road Eleanor Douglas, niece of the late Sir James from Drumfries to Craigdarroch. Douglas of Kelhead, Bart.

At Tain, Bailie George Millar, merchant 20. At Edinburgh, James Pierson, Esq; to there. Miss Margaret Oughterlony, second daughter Mrs Christian Crawfurd of Crawfurdse of the late John Oughterlony, Esq; of Gwynd. burn, in the gift year of her age.

23. At London, Nathaniel Bishop, Esq; of Lately, at Hallow Park, in Worcestershire, Gloucester Place, to Miss M. E. Douglas, Wm Weaver, Esq; aged upwards of 80 years. daughter of the late Sir James Douglas. He had formerly been Captain in the royal BIRTHS.

regiment of horse-guards, and was at the Her Grace the Duchess of Leinster a fon. battles of Dittengen and Fontenoy. He had Lately, Mrs Abbat, wife of George Ab- two brothers killed in the service.

At

At London, John Pardoe, Esq; M. P.

Mrs Mary Turner, of Church-Linch, At London, George Anderson, Esq; Ac. Worcestershire, aged 110. countant to the East India Board of Con

At London, the Right Hon. James troul.

Lord Somerville. He was one of the site April 2. At St Andrew's, Mr David Fra. teen peers to represent the peerage of Scotfer; writer there.

land in parliament. His Lordship succeeded 5. At Edinburgh, Alexander Forbes, Líq; his fa her in 1766, and is succeeded by his of Kirkpottie.

nephew, who will be the fifteenth Lord SoAt Auchries, Mrs Irvine, aged 75, merville. Their ancestor came over with the widow of the late Alexander Irvine, Esq; of Conqueror, and at one period enjoyed very Drum.

large estates both in Scotland and England. At Whitehaven, Mrs Jane Tweedie, Their progenitor was the famous Sir Philip spouse to Robert Tweedie, Esq; of Antigua de Somerville, proprietor of the lordship of furces, Edinburgh.

Whitchnour, who bequeathed a flitch of ba6. At Aberdeen, in the 77th year of his con to every husband and wife in the manor, age, George Campbell

, D. D. F. R. S. Edin. who could say they had no difference for å late Principal and Professor of Divinity in the year and day after marriage ; and at this day Marischal College and University of Aber. the claim is often made at Whitchnour House. deen, and one of the Ministers of that city. The family enjoyed, at one time, the barony

7. Ac Glasgow, John Fergusson, Efq; of Carnwath and Linton, Gilmerton, Drum, merchant, formerly of the island of Jamaica. and Goodtreen, in Scotland; but the cighth

At Edinburgh, Miss Nancy Rebecca Lord dying without heir male in 1618, the Kerr, daughter of the late Wm Kerr, Esq; of estates went to kis daughter, and the honours Chatto.

to his brother, who having no fortune to At Bishop-Auckland, Miss Mary Home, support the dignity, the titles lay dormant daughter of the late Mr Alexander Home, until reaffamed by the last Lord in 1722. Princes street.

The Right Hon. Lady Ann Maria 8. At Inverkeithing, David Ballirgall, Esq; Montague, aged 19, fifter of the presentDuke one of the magiftrates of that burgh, former. of Manchester. ly of the South fencible regiment.

Dr Harris, of Doctors Commons. He Mrs Lucas, Lady of Charles Lucas, has left a large fortune, chiefly to charitable Efq; and daughter of Major Ogilvie of Hem- purposes. mington

20. At Edinburgh, George Douglas, Esa; 9. At Caradell, in Argyleshire, Dugald Marchmont Herald. Campbell, Esq; of Caradell.

21 At Pimlico, Mr Yates, comedian, aged At London, Simon Fraser, Efq; jun. 84. He has left property to the amount of of Quebec,

36,0col. in different legacies. 11. At London, Dame Hester Heathcotte, 23. At Edinburgh, Mr John Johnston, Lady of Sir Archibald Edmonstone, Bart. of wine-merchant. Dontreath.

May I. David Carnegie, Esq; late in the Mrs Gardner, spouse to Mr Alexander service of the East India Company. Gardner, jeweller, Edinburgh.

2. At Hope Park, near Edinburgh, James Mrs Wight, widow of the late Mr Ogilvy, Esq; Deputy Receiver General of the Wight of Ormiston, East Lothian.

Customs. - Mr Matthew M'innes, surgeon in Crieff. 3. At Edinburgh, John Russel, Esq; Clerk

14. Ai Edinburgh, Mrs Elliott, widow of to the Signet. Mr Wm Elliott, of Woollee, writer in Edin Alexander Pott, Esq; of Borthwickburgh.

fhiels, laie Surgeon in the hospital in the West At Bath, Major General Hughes, Co. Indies. lonel Commandant of his Majesty's marine 4. At Blackadder, Miss Mary Boswell. forces.

--Henry Lumsden, Esq; of Auchindoir, At Edinburgh, Mr Alexander Palmer, 5. Mr Win Watson, senior, manufacturer aged 83.

in Glafyow. 15. At Muirhoufe, Mrs Ann Hamilton, - At Tooting, near London, James Veitch aged 94, daughter of the late James Hamil. Efq; of Elliock, Lieutenant in the 720 regt. ton, Efq; of Dalziel.

of foot. 16 At Perth, Mr James Marshall, junior, 6. At Dublin, Sir Thomas Blackhall, manufacturer,

Knt. fenior Alderman of that city. At Mansfield, the Rev. Robert Buch Ai Edinburgh, Samuel Charteris, Esq; anan, one of the ministers of Lefmahagow, late Solicitor of che Customs. in the 7 2d year of his age.

7. At Linclouden, Miss Margaret Maicto At Aberdeen, Mr David Ogilvie, of land of Eccles.

- At Mount Pleasant, John Hepburn

Lockhart,

the navy.

Jan. 16.

Lockhart, cldest son of Mr Walter Lockhart lexander Douglas, Bart. M. D. admitted Felwriter in Edinburgh.

lows of the Royal College of Physicians, E8. At Bath, Kenneth Murchison, Efq; of dinburgh. Tarradale.

Richard Ellifton Phillips, Esq; to be a Com9. At Newron, Ensign Philip Thomson, miffioner of the Customs in Scotland. second son of Colonel Thomson of Charleton. At Corstorphine, Miss Ann Austin,

PROMOTIONS. daughter of the late Hugh Austin, Elq; of

War-Office, Jan. 3. Burdwan, Bengal.

26th foot. Major George Duke, to be Jl. Walter Scott, Esq; of Wauchope. Lieutenant Colonel, vice Gordon, promoted

11. At Glasgow, Mr Alexander Grindlay to the command of the 85th foot. Brevet merchant.

Major Erskine Hope, to be Major, vice Duke. 13. The Hon. James Erkine of Alva, 78th foot, 2d hat. Major J. R. Mackenone of the Senators of the College of Justice, zie, to be Lieutenans Colonel. Capt. John in the 73d year of his age. In 1748, he was Mackenzie to be Major, vice J, R. Macken. appointed Sheriff-depute of PerthAhire; in zie. 1754, a Baron of Exchequer; and in 1761, Loyal Tay Fencibles. Thomas Thompson, 2 Lord of Seffion.

Esq. to be Major, vice Ayton, who retires. '14. At Edenside, Mrs Agnes Martin, daughter of the late James Martin, Efq; of

Jan. 9. Clermont.

6th drag. guards. Major Sir Thomas Chap- At Edinburgh, the Hon. Miss Mari- man, to be Lieutenant Coleel. Capt. Lieut. anne Semple, daughter of the late Hugh Lord Wm Tomkins to be Major, vice Sir I. ChapSemple.

man. Capt. Wm Keir to be Major. 21. Mrs Grizell Baillie, daughter of Hugh Baillie, Esq; late of Monkton.

Major General his Royal Highness Prince Lady Charlotte Finch,

Edward, to be Lieutenant General in the ar. ) At Edinburgh, Mrs Calderwood Dur- my. ham of Largo.

5th foot. Major T. Talbot, from the 85th, 22. At Oldhamstocks, the Rev. John to be Lieutenant Colonel, vice Smyth. Cochran, minister of that parish.

both foot. Licut. Col. Martin Hunter, to 23. At Edinburgh, the Rt Hon. Lady Lo- be Lieutenant Colonel, vice Ritchie, deceased. vat, aged 86.

Rothsay and Caithness Fencibles, ift bat. 25. At Edinburgh, Mrs Smith, relict of Major David Rae to bę Lieutenant Colonel, Mr William Smith, merchant, aged 90. vice the Earl of Glasgow. Capt. James Moo

27. Dr Alexander Eason, Physician in die to be Major, vice Rac. Manchester.

Reay fencible Highlanders. Col. Mackay PREFERMENTS.

Hugh Baillie, from the half-pay of the late

94th, to be Colonel. George Mackay, Esq.
The honour of Knighthood on George to be Lieutenant Colonel. Capt. Robert Hot
Pownall, Esq; Secretary of the Province of neyman to be Major.
Lower Canada,
Wm Adam, Efq; to be one of the King's

SEQUESTRATION.
Counsel.
Alexander Allardyce, Efq; of Donnattor, street. Edinburgh,

May 4. Wm Moffat, druggift, Richmond
to be Lord Rector of the Marischall College,
Aberdeen.
Rev. Leslie Moodie, to be minister of the

Prices of Grain at Haddington, May 27: parish of Newton. /

Wheat, 4is. 6d. Barley, 255. 6d. Oats, The degree of L. L, D. on Robert Town.

234. Pease, 235. Beans, 235. Son; Efq; F. R. S. Edinburgh, by the Univerfity of Edinburgh. The Rt Hon. the Earl of Leven, to be his

Edinburgh, May 30. Oat-meal, 1s. 4{d: Majesty's Commissioner to the General Af. Bear-meal, Is. 2d. Pease-meal, 1s. . fembly of the Church of Scotland. Rev. Dr Wm Greenfield, Moderator of the

PRICES OF STOCKS. General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. May 12.

May 27. Earl of Kinnoul, and Sir Grey Cooper, Bc.. Bank Stock

1551 152 sworn of the privy Council.

3 per cent. red. 6515

63 621 George Cranston, Efq; Advocate to bc Af 3 per cent. cons. 6641

64 63% sessor to the burgh of Canongate.

New 4 per cent. 813,

80% 791 Sir Walter Farquhar, Bart. London; Dr ¡ndia Stock 209

194196 Joha Hutton Cooper, Stamford ; and Sir A. india Bonds

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Topography and Natural History of 367 Impeachment of Ministers

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Pag. New Method of Improving Pruit Translation from the Latin, Bætius Trees

364 De Consolatione Philofophiæ 410 Anecdote

364 Account of James Macpherson, Lfq;

BRITISH PARLIAMENT. concluded The Decayed English merchant and Expulfion of Colonel Cawthorn his Daughter concluded

41% State of the Nation

413 Scotland continued

369 Minutes of Agriculture continued 375 | National Expenditure

415 Management of Highland estates 375 State of the Nation A New View of the City of Copen

His Majesty's Speech on the Prorohagen, by Mrs Woolstoncraft 379

gation of Parliament Character of the Dutch, &c.

384 Reflectious on National Character 385

MONTHLY REGISTER. Curious particulars refpecting the

Operations of the armies in Italy,
Lazaroni (Gyphes) of Naples

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419-20 Present State of the Fine Arts

GAZETTE INTELLIGENCE, Letters which paffed between Charles Containing dispatches from Lord

Waller and Frances Cromwell 389 Balcarres, Admiral Duncán, Mr Love and Joy-An Allegorical Tale 394 Frafer, Gen. Forbes, Admiral Para The Sport of fortune, an anecdote ker, Capts. Martin, Williams, and from real history

395 Lord A. Beauclerk; &c. 422-25 Epitaph on Alexander Duncan, D.D. 410

LONDON. REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.

Capture of the Triton East IndiaHenry's History of Great Britain

425 Literature of Scotland in the 16th Incidental Occurrcnces century

401 A Sketch of the War with Tippoo Sultaun

Incidental occurrences

426_1 405 NEW PUBLICATIONS

Proceedings of the General Assem-
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427-28
POETRY.
Northern Circuit

428-31 Ode for his Majesty's Birth-day

Report of the Weather, &c. 431 The Old Maid

409 LISTS–Marriages, Births, Deaths, Sonnet to the Evening Star 409 Preferments

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