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pared for it, chaunting the usual psalms; The Funeral of this illustrious Statesa and the funeral service being performed, man from the Stable-yard to Westmin- the mortal remains of this distinguished ster Abbey, took place on Friday Oct. character were committed to the “dark

The Procession was arranged ac- and narrow house." cording to the formula of the Herald's The grave is immediately adjoining the College, in the same manner as that fol. monument of the late Lord Chatham, and lowed at the Funeral of Mr. Pitt, (as within 28 inches of the grave of Mr Pitt. described in the Mag. for Narch.) It The vault had been built for the sole began about two o'clock, and was led purpose of receiving the body, and is by a body of Volunteer Cavalry, then only sufliciently large to contain it. the High Constable of Westminster, fola Is is about ten feet deep, and six feet lowed by the funeral conductors, the 57 long, lined with brick, with the botpoor men in long black gowns, with the tom lined with tiles. A platform of crest of Foxemblazoned on their left arms, timber, about six inches above the pave. their number answering to the age of ment, had been raised upon this part the deceased. Then followed the He- of the aisle, extending almost its whole ralds, Bearers of the Standards, Guidon, length, which was appropriated solely Banner of the Crest, great Banner, Hel. to the clergy, choir, and chief mournmet and Crest, Sword and Target, Sur- The whole of the ceremonial was coat, &c. all with their respective sup. calculated to display rather a tasteful porters, marshalmen, trumpets, &c. simplicity than an ostentatious parade.

The following distinguished person. Every part of the ceremony was most ages performed the principal duties at solemn and impressive. And what parthis solemnity:

ticularly contributed to the effect was, Chief Mourner, Lord Holland. Sup. the orderly demeanour, and silence of porters, Earl Fitzwilliam and Lord the immense multitudes which were as. Howick. Pall Bearers, Lord Chancel. sembled in the streets, But such was lor, Duke of Norfolk, Duke of Devon. the judicious arrangement made by the shire, Earl of Thanet, Earl.of Albemarle, police magistrates by stationing their and Earl of Carlisle. A number of officers in the various divisions, so as to noblemen, among whom were Earl embrace every avenue, and the disposi. Moira, Earl Spencer, Lord Grenville, tions of the horse and foot guards, with Lord Sidmouth, Lord Ellenborourgh, the volunteers, under the command of Lord Henry Petty, Mr Windham, &c. Major.Generals Ainslie and Calvert, that followed in 52 mourning coaches and not the most {rifling disorder occurred. six horses. Above a hundred Members of Parliament and of the Whig Club were The Prince of Wales and the Duke on foot.

of Clarence visited Liverpool on ThursThe hearse was entirely of a new con- day Sept 18. His Royal Highness was struction. Instead of being a closely presented with the freedom of the Bocovered vehicle, it was an open hearse, rough in a gold box, and entertained in upon pillars, of a simple and elegant form, a Princely stile by the Corporation. The richly covered with black velvet, which town was illuminated in the evening. hung in draperies, trimmed with black At a Guild held at Berwick-uponfringe, surmounted with lofty plumes. Tweed, on October 13. it was resolved It was lofty and large in all its dimensions, to make application to Parliament for about 27 feet in height, and the whole · leave to bring in a bill to rebuild the being in black velvet, without any mis- old pier, called Queen Elisabeth's Pier, ture of colour, gave it a simple and and also for deepening and improving grand effect. On a sarcophagus, in the the harbour, and to empower them to centre of the car, the coffin, ornamented lay on a sinall toonage on shipping to. with the arms of the deceased, and a wards defraying the expences. Leave simple inscription was laid open to view. has also been obtained from the Board

On reaching the Abbey, which was of Ordnance, for taking down and wide entered at the great western gate, the ning the Scots Gate, and the draw. body was received by the clergy and bridge leading thereto, so as to render gentlemen of the choir, who proceeded the northern entrance into the town down the great aisle to the vault pre- more accessible.,


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The departure of Lord Lauderdale His Excellency Lord Seaforth is to the stock jobbers an occasion to en- Severn, upon leave from his Governgage in boundless speculations. On the ment at Barbadoes. 13th of August, however, an uncommon. On Saturday, Sept. 20. a gentleman occurrence took place on the Stock Ex. of the name of Tyssen was killed in a duel change. One Joseph Elkin Daniels, a with a Mr Fyisch, late a Hamburgh Jew bruker, generally known, had pur- mercbant. It was not a Lady, but a chased a large quantity of oninium, which dog that was the cause of quarrel. They he declared he would hold, and gave were on a shooting party, and of checks on his bankers for the amount. the one disturbed the game of the other

. He immediately went and transferred A dreadful accident happened on the the whole for money, amounting, it is 23d of September, about four o'glock said, to upwards of L: 40,000. When in the morning, in Hacpelane, Tower. application was made in the afternoon Street, Londort. Two old houses, one at the bankers for payment of his checks, the sign of the Hoy public house, and its was found be had left but a small the other a shop adjoining felli' to the sum in their bands. Daniels had imme- ground, and shocking to relátė, there diately absconded, and a reward of 2001. were about 30 persons at the time in was offered for his apprehension. He them, five of whom were killed on the was traced to Liverpool, and from thence spot; the landlord of the public house, to the Isle of Man, where he was dis- and a little child, beingifound; the other covered and taken into custody. He three, a woman and two men, were dug was brought over to London, and after out of the ruins at twelve o'clock. Grcatseveral examinations be

betore the Lord est part of those who-escaped were car. Mayor, the Counsel for the prosecution ried to $t Dunstan's woskhouse in a found that the crime of Daniels did not "very mangled state. **" amount to felony, He has therefore been On Monday morning, Sept: 1. a fire set at liberty, having made a full sur. broke out at the distillery of Messrs revder to his creaitors, under a commis. Smith, Cook, and Tate, at Millbank, sion of bankruptcy. It is supposed the Westminster, which burned with incre. loss to the par:ies, after all, will be in. dible fury for near two hours, destroy, considerable.

ing the valuable steam engine, estimated A fatal and distressing accident hap- at L.soop, a great quantity of corn the pened at Leatherhead in Surry, about dwelling house, and the storehouse ; the fonr o'clock on Thursday afternoon, vat i containing the spirits was fortu. Oct. 2d. While her Royal Highness the nately saved. The damage is estimated Princess of Wales, accompanied by Lady at L. 60,000 The premisses were in Sheffield, avd Miss Harriei Cholmondely, sured in different offices to the amount was travelling in her barouche and four, of L.77,000. on a visit to Mr Locke of Norbury park, owing to the postilion's turning

man of Swansea, lost his life in the hot


On Sept. L. David George, à fisher. too quick round a sharp corner of the lowiog singular manner -He was clear. road leading into the above village, the iug bis, net, when observing a small sole carriage was overturned, and the ladies entangled in the meshes, he put its head thrown out with great violence. Her between his teeth, as the practice is, to Royal Highness received a contusion on draw it through ; but whether in so do. her shoulder ; Miss Cholmondély was ing, or in going to open his mouth af. killed on the spot, having been thrown terwards, cannot be ascertained, the with such violence against a large tree, as fish slipped into his throat, and cboaked to fracture her skull. Lady Sheffield him in a few minutes. received no injury, but what was occa. A beautiful young lady of the North sioned by the fright. The Ladies were of Ireland, having been lately compel. carried to the Swan inn, and a surgeon led by her father to marry a gentleman attended immediately, but liis assistance of fortune, though she had promised her was in vain. The Princess and Lady S. hand to another, took poison in her tea after having recovered a little from the morning after marriage, while break. their excessive terror, 'returned, in an fasting with her husband, and expired agony of grief, to Blackheath.

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Scottish Chronicle.



it in general to state, that on the part of COURT OF SESSION.

the Bank, it was maintained, that their a. IMPORTANT LAW CASE.

gents were not entitled to take in money is of such general importance, that we on cash accounts, and for promissory notes, consider it our duty to communicate it to which last were to be sealed with the Bank's the public.

seal, countersigned by the Accountant, &c. The Directors of the Bank of Scotland, and this plea was enforced by reference a good many years ago, conceiving that they to a placard, which was hung up in the ofmight extend the business of the Bank be. fice at Brechin, and to advertisements in yond the limits of Edinburgh, resolved to the newspapers, &c. establish branches in almost every town in It was farther maintained by the DirecScotland; and the arrangement was no tors, that no agent, factor, or commissiondoubt beneficial to all parties. To the er, could bind his constituent beyond the licountry it extended an useful fund of credit, mits of the mandate or commission under and though the more general circulation of which he acted ; and as the niandate in the the Bank paper was the primary object in case of money lodged in that manner was the institution of the branches, the Bank confined to promissory notes, the Bank received advantage by their becoming very could not be bound by documents in the naturally the deposits of the money belong form of receipts. In answer to this, and ing to numerous persons in their neigh. other arguments used for the Bank, it was bourhood. The case now to be detailed stated on the part of the claimants, that as took its rise from this last circumstance. the Directors had established a branch at

In the year 1793, the Directors of the Brechin, they had in fact thereby transferBank of Scotland established one of their red the Bank of Scotland itself to that branches in the town of Brechin, and ap- place; and, of course, were responsible for pointed James Smith, a merchant in that every act and deed of their agents which place, and two of his sons, to be their a- related to a banking transaction. Nor gents there, under a constituted firm.- were the persons who had dealings of this These people some years ago became bank- nature with these agents bound to enquire rupt, when it was discovered, that besides whether they were authorised to take in taking in money for the Bank, they had deposited money, on promissory notes or received a great many sums, to the amount receipts, that being a mere matter of form, of 50001. or 6000l. for which they had not altogether unconnected with the substance accounted to the Bank, but which the pers of the transaction. Besides, it was stated sons lodging them stated they meant as for the claimants, that the Directors themBank deposits. For these the agents had selves had departed from their regulations given receipts on a copperplate engraving, in this respect, as it was no uncommon prac. hearing to be dated at the “ Bank's Of tice at their branches to grant receipts for fice," and in other respects containing the deposited money. As to the arguments usual style and words of Bank vouchers; of the Bank, respecting the powers of manbut in signing these documents, the agents datories or commissioners, it was maintain. did not add any designation immediately ed on the part of the claimants, that, though indicating their having acted for the Bank a man was bound, when he transacted with in the receiving of that money. When ordinary mandatories, to act and understand the failure happened, the Directors of the the extent of their powers, yet, that wliere Bank of Scotland refused to retire these a Bank established itself in a place, opendocuments, on the following, among other ed an office there, and nominated agenes grounds: 'That their agents were not en- for the general management of the business, titled to take in money so as to bind the the powers of these agents were to he preBank, on documents, in the form granted sumed in all matters connected with“ Bankby their Brechin agents. With a view to ing;" and, consequently, that in a cuse like try the validity of such a defence, an action the

presen', the improper acts and deeds was brought against the Directors on one of of the agents must affect the Bank, and not these receipts. It would exceed our tímits the public, who had confided in these ato enter into a particular detail of the argu- gents, by the invitation of the Directors, ments of the parties in this cause. Suffice As to the placard, it was stated by the Od. 1806.


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The Court likewise considered the corat any rate, that when a person enters a duct of Lieut. Carruthers to Capt. Crawfurd public banking office tớ transact business, as highly improper. His Majesty has aphe is entitled to consider the official person proved of the above sentence, and ordered it with whom he deals to be in possession of to be carried into effect; and has also comevery necessary authority for rendering the manded that Lieut. Carruthers be remortransaction legal.

ed from the Stirlingshire regt. of militia. When this case came first before the

CIRCUIT INTELLIGENCE, Court for judgment, it was decided in favour of the Bank by a narrow majority of

Inverness, Sept. 18.--LORD COLLEN. one vote ; but their Iordships, on advising James M.Pherson, alias James Roy M. elaborate and ingenious papers on both Pherson, fox-hunter, accused of murder, sides, altered their former interlocutor, was outlawed. Archibald M‘Donald, in and, by a large majority, found the Bank Knoydart, accused of perjury;- the diet Jiable for the sunis claimed, besides the was deserted pro loco et tempore, informa. costs of suit.

tion having been received which required further investigation. Margaret M.Cal


lum, accused of petty theft, was, upon her At a General Court-Martial, held in petition, banished from Scotland for life. Edinburgh Castle, on the 19th of May

Aberdeen, Sept. 22. 1806, and on several subsequent days, LORDS DUNSINNAN AND CULLEN. whereof Colonel Sir John Dalrymple Hay, Alex. Laing accused of receipt of theft. Bart. of the Kirkcudbright Regt. of Mili- The diet against him was deserted simplitia, was President, for the Trial of Cap. citer. Elspeth Brown, his wife, and Isobel tain Andrew Hunter Sproul Crawford, of Laing, his daughter, aecused of theft, were the 28th or Stirlingshire Regiment of Mi- found guilty on their own confession, and litia, upon the following charges, exhibited sentenced, the former to five months iniagainst him by Lieut. David Carruthers prisonment, and banishment from Scotland of the same regiment, viz.

for life; the latter to be imprisoned two 1. Unofficerlike conduct, in using lan- months, and banished from Scotland for guagę towards Lieut. Carruthers, for some five years. William Laird, late of Bondye time past, highly injurious to his character kelly, accused of theft, was found guilty, as an Officer and Gentleman; but particular and sentenced to be imprisoned for one ly on the evening of the 12th April 1806, month, and banished from Scotland for life. in the public Mess-Room, and in the pre

Perth, Sept. 27. sence of several Officers of the Regiment. Before the same Judges-John Lessels,

11. Saying that he, Captain Crawfurd, late manufacturer in Pathhead, accused of would not go out with Lieutenant Carru- theft ; Martha Carnegie, lare servant to thers to fight, as he was a Damned Swind- William Bethune, Esq. of Blebo ; and Maler and Scoundrel ; but that he Captain ry Smith, of Inverkeilor, accused of child Crawfurd would wish, that some of the of- murder, were all, upon their own petitions, ficers would tell Lieutenant Carruthers banished from Scotland for life. what he had been saying, in order that he Inverary, Sept. 26.-LORD MEADOWBANK. might have an opportunity of drawing his Donald, Duncan, and Neil Mackiachan, sword, and running Lieutenant Carruthers all residing in the island of Islay, accused through the body.

of breaking into a cellar possessed by Mr And also upon the following Charge, ex- Campbell, acting supervisor in that island, hibited against him by Quarter Master and stealing from thence 125 gallons of James Dougall, of the same regiment, viz. whisky, were outlawed for not appearing. Having falsely, and without foundation, ac- Glasgow, Oct. 2.-LORD JUSTICE CLERK. cused him, (Quarter-Master Dongall), in John Allan, alias Michael Jamieson, was the Mess Room, in the evening of the tried for the murder of Robert Frame, and 12th of April, in presence of several Offi- acquitted. Thomas Scotland, for the murcers of the regiment, of having drawn coals der of Thomas Forrest, weaver in Glasgow, and candles for him (Capt Crawfurd,) was found guilty of culpable homicide, and while he was in jail, and applied them to sentenced to a month's imprisonment. Jo. his own use.

seph Muir, for perjury, was outlawed. The Court having maturely deliberated James M‘Alpine, also for perjury, and on the evidence adduced, is of opinion, Alex. Colquhoun carter, accused of the That the prisoner Captain Andrew Hunter murder of Thos. Laurie weaver in a squab. Sproul Crawfurd, is guilty of the charges ble, were recommitted on new warrants. preferred against him in breach of the Ar

Ayr, October 4.LORD ARMADALE. ticles of War, and therefore they sentence John Adams at Balgowan, for theft, not him to be CASHIERED.

appearing, was outlawed. Edward Graham



travelling merchant in Ayr, for uttering Almost all the volunteers corps in Scotcounterfeit shillings; the diet was deserted land have agreed to serve under the new against him; he was recommitted on a regulations, but they have at the same time new warrant, but liberated upon bail. expressed an opinion that the allowances

Yedburgh, Oct. 15.-LORD CRAIG. are inadequate to their necessary expences. John and James Winter, for assaulting As to the first regiment Royal Edinburgh Alex. Watson, were, on their own petition, Volunteers, the regulations in question do banished Scotland for life. Thomas Dou- not affect them. At a late parade, the Rt. glas, who was implicated in the above Hon. Chas. Hope, their Colonel, addressed charge, was dismissed from the bar. the regiment to the following effect :

There was no business of any kind at “GentiEMEN,--Some time ago, a circuStirling or Dumfries.

Jar letter was received from Lord Spencer, GAME LAWS.

mentioning, that as an alteration was in A cause of some importance on the game tended on the allowances to Volunteer laws, was decided at the Circuit Court at Corps, serving on the establishment of June Glasgow, by the Lord Justice Clerk, on an 1803, it was the order of Government that appeal from a sentence of the Justices of they should discontinue exercising until the Peace for Lanarkshire: An action further notice. I immediately wrote to had been brought before the Justices, at his Lordship, that as our regiment was on the instance of the procurator fiscal, a- a footing peculiar to itself in point of allowgainst two poachers, founded on three acts ances, I did not consider the circular as apof the Parliament of Scotland, in which the plicable to us, and therefore, as we had Justices found them liable in the statutory some money in hand, we should continue penalties---for going upon grounds “ with- to drill, unless I received from him special out licence from the owner," in terms of the orders to the contrary. I also explained to act 1555-for hunting at all without being his Lordship the nature and amount of the possessed of a “ ploughgate of land in he- allowances which had been fixed by Lord ritage,” which is the qualification required Hobart, while his Majesty's Secretary of by act 1661--and for having“ presumed to State for the Home Department, as applihunt upon grounds without a subscribed cable to this regiment; and as they are warrant from the proprietor,” besides for- very trifling, I stated to Lord Spencer, my! feiting their dogs and guns, in terms of act request, both on the part of the regiment, 1707. The Lord Justice Clerk, in deliver and as a public man, that those allowances ing his opinion on the case, observed, tbat might be continued in the aggregate shape the whole of these acts were subsisting sta« in which they had hitherto been drawn. tutes, and that the appellants might have I have now the pleasure to inform you, been prosecuted and convicted on any one that I have received a very polite and saof them; but he did not think it was the tisfactory answer from his Lordship, stav intention of the Legislature, that the whole ting, that as our allowances do not exceed of the penalties in the different acts of Par- in amount those intended for other corps, liament should be exacted for the same of his Majesty's government could have no fence. He therefore altered the sentence, objection to their being continued and in so far as the penalties in the first two drawn in the usual manner. acts were found due, but affirmed it as to “ On other grounds, some things certhe penalties and forfeiture of dogs and tainly have occurred elsewhere, not altogeguns, imposed by act 1707. Had the Juse ther agreeable to our feelings; at the same tices gone the whole length which that time, I have no doubt, that much of what statute authorised, and ordained the deline has passed may have been greatly exagquents :o be sent abroad as recruite, he gerated. would have had no hesitation whatever, “ But as it is impossible to disguise the in the case now before him, of also enfora fact, I wish to put the matter ou this footcing that part of the statute.

ing. I wish to remind you, that amidst the VOLUNTEERS.

violence and struggle of parties, our counThe terms upon which the services of try remains the same ; that we did not take the Volunteer corps are to be continued, up arms to please any Minister, or set of have been announced. The pay of the drill Ministers, but to defend our native land serjeants is to be reduced to 6d. per day from foreign and domestic enemies; and The non-commissioned officers, drummers, therefore, if it were possible, which I will and privates are to assemble for exercise; not believe, that we should ever be looked and to receive pay for 26 days in the year, on with an evil eye, by this, or any other and 206. every three years for cloathing. set of Ministers, I trust we shall be as little These allowances to be made only to chose disposed to lay down our arms to please who were enrolled and serving on or be them. When our country no longer refore the 24th July.

quires our services, our gracious Sovereign

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