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of the High Court of Justicary on the 19th October next.

James Waddel, of Meadowside, accused of assaulting James M'Clayman, la bourer, and severely wounding him with an axe, The Jury were unanimous in finding the assault proven; but by a plu. rality of voices found that there was no proof of premeditated malice. He was sentenced to be confined two months in the jail of Glasgow, and thereafter until he pay a fine of L.200 sterling, to be applied as the High Court of Justiciary shall direct, and to find caution to keep the peace for three years, under the penalty of L500.-John Fraser, now or lately residing at Finnart, accused of forging a letter to obtain re delivery of a quantity of herrings, seized from him by the Excise-the diet was deserted pro Loco et tempore.-James Munro and William M'Farlane, accused of fraud and imposition, by enlisting and receiving bounties, and concealing that they were apprentices, the libel was dismissed as irrelevant. The prisoners were recommitted, but afterwards liberated, on finding caution to answer a new action. John Wilson, son of Thomas Wilson, sailor in Port-Glasgow, a boy of 14 years of age, accused of murder or culpable homicide, in killing a boy of the like age, by throwing a brick-bat at him. The Advocate depute passed from the charge of murder, and the boy pled guilty, but added, “I did not intend it." The jury found him guilty of culpable homicide, but recommended a lenient sentence, as the facts libelled appeared to have taken place in consequence of a boyish quar. rel; he was sentenced to be imprisoned one month in Glasgow jail.-Ann O'. Brien, late servant to Sam. Thomson, at Achintorlie, and Francis Toal, labourer, accused of theft from the house of the said Thomson-the diet was deserted simpliciter against Toal. O'Brien was found guilty, on her own confession, and sentenced to transportation for seven years.

Ayr, Sept. 24.Before Lord Meadowvbank. William Burnside and Thomas Taggart, shoemakers in Kilmarnock, were indicted for entering the house of a woman in that town, and murdering, by means of strangulation, her and her servant maid, and thereafter robbing the house of a sum of money and various articles. The Jury found the libel not proven, and the pannels were dis

missed from the bar. Hugh Anderson, accused of stealing from a church in May bole, sundry tools belonging to carpenters working there, was, upon his own confession, found guilty, and sentenced to transportation for seven years. Mary Johnstone, for theft, was, upon her own petition, banished from Scotland for life. Moses M'Kean, for theft, was outlawed for not appearing. Mary M'Kean, his wife, also for theft, was, upon her own petition, banished from Scotland for life. The diet was desert. ed respecting Rosina Dorrien, also for theft. John M'William, smith in Challoch, for murder or culpable homicide, was recommitted on a new warrant, and afterwards liberated on bail.

Dumfries, September 29.-Before Lord Meadowbank. Joshua Brown, butcher in Castle-Douglas, accused of sheep. stealing, was, upon his own confession, found guilty, and sentenced to transportation for seven years. Hugh Dallas, soldier in the 72d foot, for forging a receipt for 12 guineas, by Capt. Lacon of said regiment, whereby he procured the money. The pannel persisted in confessing his guilt; and evidence hav ing been adduced for the farther satisfaction of the court and jury, he was unanimously found guilty, but recommend. ed to his Majesty's mercy. Sentence of death was pronounced on him.-George Turdie, travelling chapman, for forging, or uttering notes of the Bank of Eng. land, knowing them to be forged. The libel was restricted to his having such notes in his custody; to which charge the pannel pled guilty, and was sentenced to 14 years transportation. Daniel Feggan, and Helen Feggan, his wife, for uttering base coin, to a small amount, were, upon their own petition, banished from Scotland for seven years.

Jedburgh, Oct. 4.-Before the Lord Justice Clerk.-Agnes Baillie, and Henry Rutherford, a sheriff-officer, accused of theft and reset of theft. A petition was presented for the former, stating that she was in a state of insanity, and now confined in the county asylum for persons in that situation, and praying that she might be delivered to her father. Her situation being proved, the desire of the petition was granted. The dut against Rutherford was deserted pro loco et tempore, and he was recommitted on

a new warrant.

MACISTRATES OF EDINBURGH. Tuesday, October 4. the Magistrates and Council walked in procession to the High Church, where an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr Brunton, one of the ministers of this city, from Matthew IIV. 15. " And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one," &c. After divine service they returned to the Council Chamber, when the following Gentlemen were chosen Magistrates for the ensuing year:

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16. At Edinburgh, Mr Thomas Patersons merchant, Edinburgh, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr James Reid, merchant, Edinburgh.

15. At London, Major Alexander Moriton, of the Hon. East India Company's serrice, of Gunnersbury Park, Middlesex, to Miss Jane Carnell, youngest daughter of John Carnell, Esq. of Sevenoaks, Kent.

17. At Laggan, the Rev. Mr Lachlan M Pherson, minister of Knockando, to' Miss Penuel Grant.

20. Dr Robert Benstead Wright, of Southampton, Jamaica, to Nicola, eldest daughter of the late Mr James Watson, writer to the signet.

20. At Mousewald Place, the Rev. Thomas Inglis, minister of Lochrutton, to Janet, youngest daughter of the late Robert Henderson, Esq. of Cleugh-heads.

21. At Chester, Lord Charles Bentinck, son to the Duke of Portland, to the Hon, Miss Seymour. After the ceremony, his Lordship received orders to proceed to Yarmouth, to embark with the expedition to Spain.

22. At Coldstream, William Scott, Esq. writer to the signet, to Miss Jordan of £dinburgh.

23. At Inverness, the Rev. Dr Griffith, master of University College, Oxford, to Miss Ironside, daughter of the late Rev. William Ironside, and sister to Mrs Grant of Rothiemurchus.

28. At Ochtertyre, James Glasford, Esq. advocate, to Miss Murray, daughter of the late Sir William Murray, Bart. of Ochtertyre.

George Paton, Esq. of Bedford Square, to Miss Ashmore.

Lately, Thomas Heaton Norres, Esq. of Moswel Hill, Middlesex, to Miss S. Dempster, eldest daughter of Mr James Dempster, of Baron House, Mitcham.

Oct. 1. At London, Edward Majoribanks, Esq. to Miss Georgiana Latour, third daughter of the late Francis Latour, Esq. of Madras,

3. At Leckiebank, Andrew Murray, younger of Murrayshall, Esq. Advocate, to Miss Thomson, daughter of the late O. liver Thomson of Leckiebank, Esq.

3. At Halbeath, Mr Charles Chrystie, writer, Stirling, to Isabella, daughter of Mr Young of Halbeath.

3. At Diverswells, Mr John Hooper, manager of Sauchie coal-works, to Ann, danghter of Alexander Flint, farmer.

5. At Houghton le Spring, Archibald Jerdon, Esq. of Bonjedward, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Robert Mill ner, Esq. of Barnes.

7. At Broughton manse, the Rev. Alexander Telfer, minister of the gospel, Johnstone, to Helen, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Gray, minister of Broughton.

12. The Rev. Henry Grey, minister of Stenton, to Miss Grey, eldest daughter of the deceased Mr Grey, of Millfield-hill.


Oct. 24. At Moffat, Mr Robert Watt, merchant, Dumfries, to Miss Grace Chrichton of Moffat.

25. At Spring Garden, Stockbridge, Mr James Bonthron, to Mary, third daughter of the late Mr Edward Simpson.

26. At Leith, Dr Nimmo of Glasgow, to Mary, youngest daughter of Thomas Gladstones, Esq. Leith.


June 7. At the Cape of Good Hope, the Lady of John Pringle, Esq. a son and heir. July 17. At Grenada, the Lady of John Ross, Esq. of Clerkscourt, a son.

Sept. 3. At Houghton, near Darlington, the Lady of Major John Malcolm, a son. At Highgate, the Lady of Walter Carruthers, Esq. a daughter.

S. At Capenoch, Lady Kirkpatrick, a son. 12. At Shielhill, Forfarshire, Mis Buchan, a son.

12. At Aberdeen, Mrs Beaumont, of the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, a daughter.

14. At Kelso, Mrs A. Ballantyne, a son. 15. At Perth, the Lady of Lieut.-Colonel Macquarrie, 73d regiment, a daughter. 23. At Craigforth, Mrs Callander, a daughter.

26. At Leith Fort, the Lady of Brigadier-General Laye, commanding the Royal Artillery in North Britain, a daughter.

26. At Hermitage Park, near Leith, the Lady of J. A. Borron, Esq. a son.

27. At Kilmarnock, Mrs Gregory, a son. 28. At Edinburgh, Mrs Grant, wife of Mr James Grant, writer to the signet, a


At Aberdeen, the Lady of Capt. Russell, of the Royal Navy, a daughter.

At the Grange, the Lady of Lord Henry Stuart, a son.

At Camberwell Grove, the Lady of Captain Honyman, Royal Navy, a son.


At Ayton, Mrs Fordyce, jun. a daugh

At Clayhill, the Hon. Mrs Wedderburn, a daughter.

Oct. 3. At Kelly, the Lady of the Hon. Major Ramsay, a son.

4. At London, the Lady of John Spalding, Esq. of Holm, a son and heir.

18. The Lady of Dr John Hume, of Hamilton, a son.

19. At Newbottle, Lady Harriet Ancram, a daughter.

20. At Castlecraig, the Lady of Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael, of Skirling, Bart. a daughter.

20. At Blairadam, Mrs Anstruther Thomson, Lady of John Anstruther Thomson, Esq. of Charleron, a daughter.

24. At Edinburgh, the Lady of David Boyle, Esq. Solicitor-General, a daughter.


1807. Oct. 17. At Calcutta, after a res dence of 26 years, Capt Henry Thomas Spence, of the Diamond Pearl, country vessel. This gentleman left Edinburgh at an early period of life, and, after serving with reputation 13 years in the British navy, went to India, where he acquired a handsome fortune.

1808. Jan. 8. At Onore, Lieut. Spottis woode Lawson, of the 14th regt. Madras native infantry, second son of the late William Lawson of Cairnmuir, Esq.

July 16. At Montreal, Mrs Eweretta Jane Richardson, wife of Alexander Auldjo, Esq.

20. At Kingston, Jamaica, General Wil liam Anne Villettes, Lieutenant-Governor and Commander in Chief of the forces in that island.

At his estate in Berbice, Alexander Bruce Morris, Esq.

At Sierra Leone, Capt. Wm. Murray, of the Royal York Rangers, commandirg the detachment in that colony.

Aug. 2. At Riga, aged 23, Mr George Forbes, eldest son of Mr John Forbes of Upper Boyndlie. He was unfortunately drowned while bathing in the river there.

4. At Charlotte Town, Prince Edward's Island, in Nova Scotia, Mr John Grinly, merchant there, aged 24 years, eldest son of Mr William Grinly, broker in Leith.

5. At Clifton, Bristol-Hotwells, aged twenty seven years, Hugh Mair, Esq. late of Friday Street, London, merchant, youngest son of John Mair, Esq. of Plantation, near Glasgow, after a severe protracted illness, which be bore with exemplary resig nation to the divine will, and whose remains are deposited in the Cathedral Church, Bristol, where a monument is erecting to the memory of this excellent young man.

15. At Greenock, Mrs Flora M'Allister, wife of Mr John M'Allister, merchant, and daughter of Alexander M'Allister Esq. of Strathaird.

Sept. 4. On board his Majesty's ship Phipps, Colonel Charles Williamson, on his passage home from the Havannah with important dispatches for Government.

11. At Dundee, Agnes Gibson, spouse of Patrick Macvicar, one of the ministers of Dundee, and daughter of John Gibson, minister of Mains, aged 34.

13. At Bridgend of Dumfries, Mr Matthew Jardine, farmer, late in Brecca.

13. At Edmonston, Laurence Brown, Esq of Edmonston, in the 84th year of his age.

14. At Carlisle, in consequence of a fall from his horse, Lieut.-Colonel James Campbell, inspecting Field Officer at that place.


Sept. 14. At Knightsbridge, the Rev. Dr John 1 rotter, of the Scots Church in Swallow Street, London, in the 81st year of his age, and 57th of his ministry.

17. At Glenkin, Argyllshire, in the 90th year of his age, Thomas Harkness, Esq. of Clachalg. Mr Harkness was thrice married, and has left behind him fourteen children, thirty-seven grand children, and sixteen great grand-children, in all sixty seven descendants now living. He had the merit of being the first who introduced the present system of sheep-grazing into Cowal. This mode of farming, with a very inconsiderable capital, enabled him to amass so ample a fortune, that by his death, five of his sons are become landed proprietors in Cowal, and a suitable provision is also left for the other members of his family. His industry, simplicity of life, and strict attention to economy, were remarkable-his integrity, charity, and unaffected piety truly exemplary. His tenants, by whom he was deservedly adored, requested and obtained from the heirs permission to be exclusively the bearers of the corpse of their respected master to the place of interment; but, from the concourse assembled, from various quarters upon this occasion, this arrangement was unavoidably broke in upon.

18. At Pinnacle hill, Robert Davidson, Esq.

19. At Littletown of Ardersier, in the 95th year of his age, Andrew Allan, farmer, a truly worthy and honest man.

20. At Edinburgh, Mrs Douglas of Cavers, eldest daughter of Hugh Scott, Esq. of Gala, and widow of Archibald Douglas, Esq. of Cavers.

20. At Mount Tiviot, John Elliot, Esq. Admiral of the Red, and Master of the Mint in Scotland.

20. At Gayfield Place, Mrs Margt. Stirling, relict of Mr Chas. Robertson, painter in Edinburgh.

21. At Peterhead, Mrs Mary Mackay, daughter of the Hon. Colonel Mackay, late of Bighouse, and widow of the deceased William Baillie, Esq. of Rosehall.

21. At Jerviston, Mrs Cunison, wife of James Cuniston, Esq. of Jervistou.

22. At Dumfries, Miss Jean Williamson, daughter of Mr David Williamson, mer

chant there.

22. At Edinburgh, John Rae, Esq. surgeon. He was Captain-Commandant of the Sharpshooters attached to the 1st batt. 2d regt. R.E.V. and was interred with military honours.

22. At Foyers, Patrick Grant, Esq. of Glenmoriston.

22. At Dundee, Mrs Margaret Wardroper, relict of Mr James Patrick, late shipmaster in Dundee, aged 74.

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28. In the Fleet Prison, London, where he was confined for a libel on Mr Aris, governor of Coldbath Fields, Mr Dickie, late of the Strand, a steady supporter of Sir Francis Burdett and his party. The jury found him liable in 7007. damages, for which he was imprisoned, being unable to pay it. Mr Dickie had been confined five years.

29. At Bath, George Donaldson, Esq. town-clerk of Haddington.

At Gijon, the Hon. Capt. Herbert, son of the Earl of Caernarvon, who had gone out as a volunteer to Spain; and Mr Creed, son to Mr Creed, Navy Agent. The Swallow brig having arrived there with some vessels to take on board 2000 Merino sheep, presented to his Majesty by the Junta of that Principality, a boat put off from her, having on board these gentlemen and cthers, but upset on the bar, and Capt. H. and Mr C. perished. The rest were picked up by boats from the shore.

Lately, at London, Richard Porson, A.M. Greek Professor of the University of Cambridge. He was one of the best scholars in Europe, particularly in Greek lite


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At Northhar, Mrs Elisabeth M'Gilchrist, aged 93, daughter of the late James M'Gilchrist, Esq. of Northbar.

Oct. 1. At Cromarty, Mrs Allan, aged


1. At View Park, Bruntsfield Links, Miss Jane Inglis, eldest daughter of the late Mr Jas. Inglis, merchant, Edinburgh.

3. At Winterfield, near Dunbar, Major General John Forbes, late of the Hon. East India Company's service.

4. At Garthamlock, Mrs Christian Campbell, widow of Alexander Buchanan, Esq. of Auchmar.

5. At Mid-shiels, Mrs Johnston, wife of John Johnston, Esq. Queen Street, Edinburgh, and eldest daughter of Archibald Douglas, Esq. of Adderston.

6. At Strathaven, Mr Thomas Duncan, surgeon there, a gentleman highly respected for his professional abilities and private virtues.

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We are much obliged to Timon for the information he has given us, of which we shall carefully avail ourselves; though, from different considerations, it does not appear necessary to communicate it to our readers.

We shall avail ourselves, in part at least, of the communications of Glotianus.
The Poem on Arthur Seat is unavoidably postponed till our next,
R. will not suit our Miscellany.

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