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On Thursday at 12 o'clock, agreeable God protect brave Alexander ! to appointment, the Lord Provost and Ma. Heaven defend the noble Czar! gistrates, and one of the City Clerks, in Mighty Russia's high Commander, their robes of office, attended by the mace First in Europe's banded war. and sword-bearers, proceeded in carriages For the realms he did deliver from the Council Chamber to the Royal From the Tyrant overthrown, Hotel, the residence of the Grand Duke Thou, of every good the Giver, Nicholas, in order to present him with the Grant him long to bless his own. freedom of the city, which was voted by

Bless him ! 'mid his land's disaster, the Town Council, at their meeting on Wednesday last.

For her rights who battled brave ;

Of the land of foemen master, They were received in form by the Grand

Bless him, who their wrongs forgave. Duke, attended by Baron Nicholay, General Katusoff, Sir William Congreve, Dr Crich.

O'er his just resentment victor,

Victor over Europe's foes, ton, and others of his suite, when the Lord Provost addressed his Imperial Highness in

Late and long, Supreme Director, name of the Council, and put into his hands

Grant in peace his reign may close. the diploma of the freedom of the city, Hail ! then, hail ! illustrious stranger! with the seal affixed.

Welcome to our mountain strand; The Grand Duke, addressing the Lord Mutual interests, hopes, and dangers, Provost in French, expressed his, regret, Link us with thy native land. that, from not being sufficiently acquainted Foemen's force, or false beguiling, with the English language, he could not Shall that union ne'er divide; make a proper reply, but directed Baron Hand in hand, while peace is smiling, Nicolai, who knew his sentiments, to make And, in battle, side by side. his acknowledgments for the attention paid bim, which he did in a very appropriate

His Imperial Highness then requested banner.

jeave to give a toast, and proposed His Imperial Highness conversed for The Health of the Prince Regent. some time with the Lord Provost, and the

The health of the Grand Duke was next deputation then withdrew, and returned to

given, to which his Imperial Highness rethe Council Chamber in the same order.

plied, by proposing, as a toast, In the afternoon, the Lord Provost gave

The Prosperity of the City of Edinburgh, a splendid entertainment, at his house in

of which he was now a citizen. Charlotte Square, to the Grand Duke and

The Lord Provost then proposed the his suite.-Among the company present health of Lieutenant-General the Earl of were,

Hopetoun, and, in an appropriate address, The Earls of Morton, Haddington, expressed the satisfaction he felt in the preWemyss, Leven, Hopetoun, and Fire sent opportunity of presenting to him, in a Lord James Murray-Lord Binning-Lord gold box, the freedom of the city, voted by President-Lord Register-Lord Advocate the Town Council during the chief magis-Lord Justice Clerk-Lord Chief Com. tracy of his predecessor, Sir John Marjori. missioner-Solicitor General-Gen. Hope, banks, in testimony of their high considerCommander of the Forces --Admiral Siration of the many brilliant achievements William Johnstone Hope—Sir John Hay- performed by his Lordship during the late Sir William Rae-Captain D'Este-Dr Ro

and former wars. gerson—the Magistrates, and several gen

To the address of the Lord Provost, an tlemen of the city and neighbourhood, a. elegant and animated reply was made by mong whom were several eminent literary Lord Hopetoun. characters.

The next toast was On the desert being removed, the health A long continuance to the Union now subof the King was drank, accompanied by sisting between Russia and Great Britain. * God save the King," sung by an excellent The Lord Provost then proposedprofessional band. The Lord. Provost then proposed the health of the Emperor Alexa

The health of the Empress Dowager of ander : upon which the following verses,

Russia ; composed for the occasion, were sung by a toast which seemed very gratifying to the the band, adapted to the celebrated air of feelings of his Imperial Highness. Dr Haydn's God save the Emperor Fran- The company afterwards retired to the cis ;" all of which, and particularly the al. drawing-room, and after conversing for a lusion in the last verse, were received by short time, the Grand Duke, accompanied the company with much applause i... by his suite, withdrew.

On Sunday, the Grand Duke, dressed in pressed himself much pleased with their apthe Russian military uniform, and on horse- pearance and conduct. back, inspected the 6th dragoon guards, and the 92d regiment, in front of his hotel

COLLEGE OF EDINBURGH. in Prince's Street, attended by severals of his suite, along with Major-General Hope

The Parliamentary Commissioners, coand the North British Staff. The Prince

sisting of the Right Honourable the Lord afterwards visited Heriot's Hospital, the

President, the Lord Justice Clerk, the Lord College, Riding School in Nicolson Street,

Chief Baron, the Lord Chief Commissioner, &c. and on Monday, his Imperial Highness

the Lord Advocate, the Right Hon. the set off for Glasgow, where, after visiting

Lord Provost, William Dundas, Esq. M. P. the Iron Works at Carron, &c. on his way,

Sir John Marjoribanks, of Lees, Bart. he arrived on Tuesday evening ; and set off Hugh Warrender, Esq. the very Rev. Prin. again from thence, for London, by the way

cipal Baird, and Andrew Duncan, jun. of Carlisle, &c.

M. D. appointed to manage the yearly grant Previous to his departure from Glasgow,

of £.10,000 voted by Parliament to be laid Baron Nicolai, by his Imperial Highness's

out in finishing the College of Edinburgh, command, intimated, in the most delicate

met on Wednesday the 4th December in manner, to Mr Finlay, that the Grand

order to receive plans and specifications for Duke, having heard of the distress under

the completion of the building. The plan which many persons were now labouring,

of Mr William Playfair being adopted, the was desirous of contributing towards their prize of 100 guineas was adjudged to chat relief, and had requested that the sum of gentleman. The second prize of 80 gui. £.100 might be added, in his Imperial

neas was awarded to Mr Burn. Accord. Highness's name, to the subscription which, ing to Mr Playfair's plan, we understand he understood, was then going on for their nally planned by Adams, is to be retained,

that the exterior of the building, as origirelief.

The Grand Duke, when in Edinburgh, with very little alteration ; but there will having been desirous to be informed of the

be a total departure from the internal ar

rangements. The southern side of the. nature of the extensive buildings which are now carrying on on the Calton Hill, and in quadrangle is to be occupied almost entire other places in this city, Mr Elliot, at the ly by the Library, which will be 190 feet Lord Advocate's request, had the bonour to

loug, and one of the most elegant rooms in 'wait on his Imperial Highness with his

the kingdom. The western side is to be drawings of the Regent's Bridge, the New appropriated to the Museum, and the other

two sides are to be occupied chiefly as ClassJail, the County Buildings, and the Chapel

rooms. in York Place. The Grand Duke directed

The original proposal of accommothese plans to be left with him for minute dating the Professors with houses in the consideration, and, before his departure, College, is entirely abandoned. We underwas politely pleased to send the following ture, which will be a lasting monument of

stand the whole of this magnificent strucmessage: “ The Grand Duke, through Sir William

the national taste, will be completed in six *Congreve, thanks Mr Elliot for the gratifi

or seven years. *cation he has afforded him in the perusal of the drawings of the works which are now going on under his direction in Edinburgh. It is generally known, that in the course The drawings have enabled him to form a of last year notices were given by the assescorrect idea of the magnificence of those sors of taxes to the shopkeepers of this city, works, which, when finished, will do the that, in future, -shops and warehouses were greatest credit to all parties concerned." to be made liable to the house tax. This

His Imperial Highness, previous to his proceeding excited, as might have been exdeparture from the Royal Hotel, made a pected, very general surprise, and, as the present of £.10 to the serjeant of the 92d universal impressjon seemed to be, that the Highlanders, who had attended him as or- act afforded no ground for this extension derly during his residence in this capital; of the tax, it was resolved by the parties at the same time took down his name, and interested, to resist, by every lawful means, shook hands with him at parting, an ex • this demand, as an illegal exaction. ample which was immediately followed by The case of Mr Andrew Mellis, who has all the gentlemen of his suite. He present. a shop on the South Bridge, was accordinged a like sum of £.10 to the non-commis- ly selected to be tried, and the cause being sioned officers and privates of the grenadier brought before the City and County Com. company of that corps, who had been on missioners, was decided against the Crown. guard over him during the week, and ex- The Solicitor having appealed to the Barons

SHOP TAX.

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* Exchequer, the case was, on the 20th enforcing the policy and expediency of a reDecember, decided in favour of Mr Andrew peal, in the approaching session of Parlia. Mellis ; the Barons having affirmed the ment, of the unproductive, and, to the lasdgment of the inferior Courts

bouring and industrious classes, severe as

sessment on inhabited houses, usually de. RELIEF OF WORKMEN OUT OF EMPLOY.

nominated “ the Cottage Tax."

Meetings to petition the legislature for a MENT.

reform in the House of Commons, for a reThe measure adopted in Edinburgh, as duction of public expenditure, and the abo. stated in our last Number, of a general sub- lition of the sinecure places, &c. have been scription, in behalf of workmen suffering held in almost every village and parish in from the general depression of trade and the west of Scotland. commerce, has been followed in almost Dec. 20. Several hundred skaters enjoy. every town in Scotland, and in general the ed that elegant exercise at Lochend near subscriptions have been liberal. In the Edinburgh, on remarkably fine ice. An course of this month, the committee of ma- opportunity occurred of proving the promptnagement in Edinburgh have had in their ness and efficacy of the means provided by employment upwards of 1600 men. The the Skating Club for rendering the amusewages were at first one shilling per day, ment safe to the public. The only weak besides an allowance of soup and meal to part of the ice was, as usual, found out by those who have families; but in consequence an unlucky boy, with whom it immediately of the immense number of applicants, the gave way ; in truth, he skated off the strong committee have been obliged to reduce ice into a part which was little more than them to five shillings per week. The work- water. The circular rope was instantly men are employed on the Calton Hill, drawn, on the alarm being given, and reach. Burntsfield Links, and in the North Loch. ing him in a few seconds, gave him a hold. The improvements in progress are as fol. To extricate him was more difficult : the low: On the Calten Hill, forming serpen. grappling pole was pushed to him, but his tine walks, &c. to the Observatory, and hands were so much benumbed that he Nelson's Monument, and making a spacious could not trust to it alone. By this time promenade round the hill, with an easy the ladder had arrived, along which the percommunication to the Regent's Road ; for son who is stationed for the purpose went the embellishment of this promenade Bai- on hands and knees, and taking hold of the lie Henderson bas subscribed 500 plants, boy, placed him safely on the ladder, when and provided a quantity of working imple. both were drawn out. The boy had a safe ments at prime cost. In the North Loch, hold in a few seconds, and was entirely exthe men are sloping the bank on the south tricated in five minutes.--His situation, side eastward of the mound; are to form from his own folly, was one of unusual difthe whole into a bleaching-green, sink ficulty. This satisfastory instance, it is wells, &c.; and in Burntsfield-links they hoped, will induce the multitudes of gentleare levelling and enlarging the Golf-ground. men who resort to the ice to give their supNearly £. 7000, including £.1000 from the port to the plan more liberally than hither. Prince Regent, has been subscribed already to. Upwards of £.30 of the first expence in Edinburgh ; in addition to which, Mr is yet to pay; and we understand that, in Allan has subscribed £.1000, the city of the winter, a shilling from each skater will Edinburgh £.1000, and Heriot's Hospital, be sufficient afterwards to maintain the es£.1000, to be applied in making the Parlia- tablishment at both lochs. The Humane Somentary Road from Picardy Place, to com ciety apparatus has been procured for both municate with the London Road, near Piers- Lochend and Duddingston Loch. hill barracks, which undertaking will, it is 22. This evening, (Sunday) a shocking expected, be speedily commenced. The occurrence took place in a public house on committee, by an application to Govern- Leith Walk. A man and his wife, coming ment, have obtained the use of a number from Leith to Edinburgh, had gone in to of wheel-barrows, spades, &c. which were drink, and had sat for a short time along collected at the time of a threatened inva- with some others, when the company were tot, and afterwards deposited in the Orde alarmed by a frantic scream from the woDance stores in the Castle.

man--she had that instant discovered that a suckling infant she held at her breast,

covered by a shawl, was lifeless. In fact, MISCELLANEOUS OCCURRENCES.

the poor child had been suffocated by the The Magistrates of Glasgow and Paisley inattention of its mother. have transmitted memorials to the Lords 27. About five in the evening, a man, Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, by profession a hawker, on his way, from

Dalkeįth Dalkeith to Edinburgh, was attacked be- William Carlisle, Esq. Paisley twixt the second and third mile-stone from Robert Stodart, Esq. Queen's Street, EdinEdinburgh, by two men in the habit of car. burgh ters, in dark-coloured long coats, with large James Smith, Esq. Leith metal buttons, who accosted him in the Joseph Gordon of Carroll, Esq. south- country dialect, whether he came Charles Husband of Glenearn, Esq. and from Dalkeith? and had no sooner passed George Lyon of Wester Ogle, Esq. him, than one of them struck him down with a stick, when they robbed him of three

(From the London Gazette.) one pound notes, one of them of the Dun. dee bank, twelve shillings in silver, an um. July 24. Alexander Morison, M. D. to brella, a pair of stockings, and the shoes off be Physician Extraordinary to their Royal his feet, and left him in such a state that it and Serene Highnesses the Princess Charlotte was with difficulty he reached Edinburgh and the Prince Leopold. that night.

Dec. 10. Major General Sir David Och.

terlony, Bart. and Knight Commander of APPOINTMENTS, &c.

the Most Honourable Military Order of the

Bath, to be a Knight Grand Cross of the On the 16th December, came on the elec. said Most Honourable Military Order. tion, by the writers to the signet, of a Lec- 21. To be Companions of the Most Ho. turer on Conveyancing, in room of Robert Dourable Military Order of the Bath :Bell, Esq. advocate, deceased, when M'Vey Lieut.-Col. John Burnett, 8th regiment Napier, Esq. F.R.S.E. writer to the signet, Bengal native infantry, was elected by a majority of sixteen votes. Lieut. Col. Joseph O'Halloran, 18th reThe numbers were, for

giment, Bengal native infantry. M“Vey Napier, Esq. W. S.......... 147 24. The Right Hon. Stapleton, Lord William Bell, Esq. W. S............. 131 Combermere, Knight Grand Cross of the John Bell, Esq. W. S............ 31

Most Honourable Military Order of the

Bath, Lieutenant-General of his Majesty's Total who voted

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Forces, and Commander of the Forces on

the Windward and Leeward Island station, The Earl of Rosslyn has presented the to be Captain-General and Governor in Rev. Mr Murray, minister of the Chapel of Chief in and over the island of Barbadoes. Ease, Dunfermlinc, to the second charge of

28. His Royal Highness the Prince Rethe church and parish of Dysart, in room

gent has been pleased, in the name and on of the Rev. Mr Brotherston, appointed to the the behalf of bis Majesty, by letters patent first charge.

under the Great Seal of the United King. The Judge of the High Court of Admi. dom of Great Britain and Ireland, bearing ralty in Scotland has been pleased to ap- date the 24th day of December 1816, to repoint Mr George William Boyd, W. S. one

voke the commission appointing Osborne of the Procurators in that Court.

Markham, Esq. together with John Fisher, Office-bearers of the Commercial Bank of and Alexander Lorraine, Esqrs. CommisScotland.

sioners for the affairs of Barracks, and to Ordinary Directors.

appoint Osborne Markham, Esq. to be

Comptroller of the Barrack Department. Sam. Paterson, Esq. D.G. Sandeman, Esq. His Royal Highness has also been pleaWilliam Ellis, Esq. Robert Scott, Esq. sed to appoint Edward Boscawen Frede. John Cheape, Esq. James Wyld, Esq. rick, Esq. to be Deputy-Comptroller of the Ad. Sceales, sen. Esq. James Erskine, Esq. Barrack Department. Arch. Campbell, Esq. Walter Brown, Esq. 1817. Jan. 1. Major. Gen. Herbert Tay. Thomas Burns, Esq. John Bradfute, Esq. lor to be Treasurer to her Majesty, in the For. Alexander, Esq.

and

room of the Earl of Effingham, deceased. John Anderson, Esq. Alex. Macartney, Esq. 7. Lieut.-General Sir Gordon Drummond, Geo. Brunton, Esq. Manager. Knight Commander of the Most Honour. Extraordinary Directors.

able Military Order of the Bath, to be a

Knight Grand Cross of the said Most HoColonel Alexander Macgregor Murray, of nourable Order, vice Lieutenant-General Sir. Trinity Lodge

James Leith, deceased. Donald Macleod of Geanies, Esq.

Lieut.-General Sir Alexander CampLieut.-Col. Charles Macquarrie of Glenforsa bell, Bart. to be a Knight Commander of Alex. Munro, Esq. Prince's Street, Edin. the Most Honourable Military Order of the burgh

Bath, vice Lieutenant-General Sir Gordon William Inglis of Middleton, Esq.

Drummond.

BIRTHS. BIRTHS.

Newtyle, to Margaret, daughter of the Rev.

Colin Symers. Nos. SO. At Priors, in Essex, the Lady 24. At Dundee, Mr Murray, writer, Edinof Lieut.-Col. Hamilton, of the 3d guards, a burgh, to Miss Cochrane, daughter of Dr daughter.

Cochrane, Dundee. Dec. 5. At Dumfries, the wife of William 25. At the manse of Newton-upon-Ayr, Heron, Esq. of Marchfield, a son and heir. Captain Archibald Fullarton, late of his Ma.

9. At Dublin, the Lady of D. S. Ranald. jesty's 38th regiment of foot, to Miss Jane, son Dickson, Esq. of Blairhall, a son. eldest daughter of the Rev. Dr Peebles.

14. At Balbirnie House, the Lady of Ma- Jan. 6. At Edinburgh, John Polwarth, jor-General Balfour, a son.

Esq. factor for the Right Hon. Lord Keith, 15. At Stevenson.house, the Lady of Sir to Miss Adams, daughter of the late Henry John Gordon Sinclair of Murkle, Bart. a Adams, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn, London. daughter.

7. At Linkwood, George Robertson, Esq. 17. In Frederick Street, the Lady of Cap- one of the Depute Keepers of the Ilecords tain John A. Durie, late of the 92d regi- of Scotland, to Eliza, youngest daughter of Dent, a son.

the late George Brown, Esq. 19. At the Royal Hospital, Dublin, the Lady of Capt. Miller, Aide-de-Camp to the

DEATHS. Commander of the Forces, a daughter.

23. In Shandwick Place, Mrs Miller of July 19. At Calcutta, James Scott, Esq. Glenlee, a son.

Sept. 18. At Antigua, Jas. Cruickshank, At Garry Cottage, near Perth, the Esq. of the island of St Vincent. Lady of Col. Macdonell, of Glengarry, a son. 19. At St Ann's, in the island of Bar.

In Ireland, the Lady of William E. badoes, Quarter - Master - Serjeant Gregor Lees, Esq. a son-on the 24th, the Lady of M'Gregor, of the King's Own Borderers-a Thomas Lees, Esq. a son-on the 25th, the zealous, trust-worthy, and faithful non-comLady of John C. Lees, Esq. a son and on missioned officer, a man of sound principles, the 30th, the Lady of Sir H. Lees, Bart. a and of the strictest integrity. son and heir.

Nov. 16. At Builth, in Wales, aged 91, 25. At York Place, Mrs Boyd, of Broad- the brave veteran Serjeant Davies, of the meadows, a daughter.

58th regiinent of foot. In 1758 he was at Jan. 4. At Cortachy Castle, the Lady of the taking of Louisbourg, Gasprey, and the Hon. Donald Ogilvy, a daughter. Mount Louis, in Cape Breton, America ; in

8. At Islabank, the Lady of Peter Wed. 1759, was at the taking of Quebec; in 1760, der burn, Esq. a daughter.

was at the taking of Mount Rial; in 1761, was at the siege of the Havannah, when he

was taken prisoner, and carried to the island MARRIAGES.

of Hispaniola, and removed to Brest. Lord Ang. 9. At Calcutta, John Frederick El. Howe gave the challenge that Serjeant Da. lerton, Esq. of the Company's Civil Service, vies should charge and discharge his mus. lo Miss Mouat Keith, eldest daughter of ket oftener in a minute than any soldier in Capt. Sir George Mouat Keith, Bart. royal the battalion, which he did, and gained a

considerable bet for his Commander. He Dec. 5. The Rev. William Laing, Crieff, bad been known to kill 70 brace of wood. to Miss Jane Gregory, Calton Hill, Edin

cocks in the season. burgh.

23. Nicholas Garvey, Esq. of Tully, in 9. At Methven inse, John Coxetter the county of Mayo, at the advanced age of Snell, Esq. of his Majesty's navy,, to Miss 107 years. He possessed his mental facul.

Bisset, daughter of the late Andrew Bisset, ties to the latest moments of his existence. 1 Esq. writer in Edinburgh.

He was much esteemed through life, and 10. At Aberdeen, the Rev. Alex. Keith, has left a respected lady, the partner of his minister of St Cyrus, to Jane, eldest daugh life for more than 60 years, now in her 99th ter of Mr John Blaikie, plumber in Aber- year, to lament her separation from an af. deen.

fectionate husband. 17. Joseph Whitehead, Esq. Paisley, to 26. At Leith, in the 77th year of his age, Janet, third daughter of William Dixon, Wm. Sibbald, Esq formerly ot' Liverpool. Esq. of Palace Craig.

Dec. 3. At her residence in Sloane Street, - At Aberdeen, David Reid, Esq. sur- London, Eliz. Theodora Chalıners, sister of feon, royal navy, to Agnes, third daughter Major Gen. Sir John Chalmers, K. C. B. i of the late Alex. Dyce, Esq. of Tilligreig. 3. At Glasgow, of the wounds he recei

20. At the manse of Alyth, the Rev. John ved at the battle of Salamaica, Lieut. John Macpherson Cunnynghame, minister of Anderson, of the 38th regiment of foot, bro

ther

navy.

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