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the support of Religion, Liberty, Loy brought to trial on Wednesday Dec. 7. alty, and Law.”

before Lord Ellenborough and a speThe health of the President was then cial jury. The charge was, " That hagiven by Earl Camden, and was warm- ving been employed by Goverument as ly applauded. Sir Francis Baring thank an agent on commission, and receiving ed the company in a brief but approprie as commission two and a half per cent. ate speech, in which he said he took no as the price of his skill and knowledge, merit to himself on the occasion, as the which he was bound to exert in order to meeting was suggested by the Mer. protect Government from being impochants and Bankers of the Metropolis, sed upon, he had, by means of false, who were anxious to testify their sense vouchers and receipts, received, as a. of the glorious efforts which were now gent for Government, a commission imaking by the people of Portugal and pon the amount of goods which he bimSpain, and he was proud of being nomi- self had supplied as a merchant from his mated as Chairman on an account so ho. own warehouse." On this charge the. Bourable. He soon after proposed the jury found him guilty. The trial is ex• health of Mr Canning, which was re- cessively long, and to us it appears exceived with a warmth of applause due cessively dry. The charge and the reto the high merits of that Gentleman's sult are all that is interesting. character, and which drew from him a short but expressive speech, in which he signified before that he had been on.

IRELAND. ly an interpreter of the feelings of others, but that he then spoke from his own, USURY.--Wednesday, September 7. a and returned the company his sincere cause of much expectation was tried be. thanks for the honour they had done fore the Lord Chief Baron and a Special kim.

Jury, at Corke. It was a qui tam action, The Spanish Deputies, accompanied the King at the prosecution of Edward by many of the Noble and Right Ho. Allen, Esq. against Wm. and Thomas nourable Persons who sat near them,de. Wise, Esqrs. distillers. The question parted amidst the loud and grateful tes. for the Jury to determine was, whether, rimonies of respect from the Company in discounting various bills of exchange at large. Sir Francis Baring was suc: by the defendants, more than the inteceeded in the Chair by Beeston Long, rest allowed by law had been taken, Esq. Governor of the Bank of Eng. which would subject the party to the Band, who kept up the festivity of the penalties of the statute in that case pro. night to a late hour.

vided. After a long consultation, the At a numerous and respectable meet. jury found a verdict for the plaintiff

, ing of the inhabitants of London, on with 12,7201. 9$. od. damages, being Friday December 9. in the City of Lon- treble the amount of the bills

on which don Tavern, a subscription was opened it was proved that more than the legal, for supplying clothing and other neces. interest had been taken, saries for the Spanish armies. A com- At Limerick assizes, an action was mittee was appointed, consisting of 70 also ied (O'Donnell w. G. B. Bruce, of the principal merchants, and a sum Esq.) on the statutes of usury, brought exceeding L. 12,000 was subscribed in to recover the sum of 12001, being trehalf an hour. A letter was read from ble the amount of the sum lent, upon a the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ap- 4001. bill of exchange, discounted at proving of the plan, but mentioning se- the bank of the defendant. The cir: veral articles of which Government had cumstances of the plaintiff becoming already provided an ample supply. somewhat embarrassed, Mr B. refused TRIAL OF Alex. Davison, Esq.

to do business for O'Donnell as he usu

ally did, and required, in addition to the The accounts of Mr Davison, as a- legal discount, a premium amounting to gent and contractor for the barracks, the sum of sl. and frequently more, reunder Gen. Delancy, occupied much gulating his charges always according of the attention of Parliament and of to the necessity of the plaintiff, and his the Commission of Military Inquiry, in occasion for money. Verdict for plain. plue Session of Parliament 1807. He was tiff 1200l, with full costs.

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COURT OF SESSION." Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor
MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS.

Lord Redesdale, late Lord Chancel

lor of Ireland OS

N Wednesday November 30, was theid, in the Inner Parliament House,

Lord Erskine, late Lord Chancellor the first meeting of the Commissioners

Sir Wm. Grant, Master of the Rolls appointed by his Majesty, in terms of

Sir Wm. Scott, Judge of Admiralty the 18th section of the act of Parlia.

Sir John Anstruther, Bart, ment passed last session, entitled, “ An

Sir Alex. Thompson, 2 Barons of Act touching the Administration of Jus

Sir George Wood, Š Exchequer tice in Scotland, &c.” The commission Sir Soulden Laurence, 2 Judges of

Sir Simon Le Blanc, empowers them (also in terms of said

King's Bench act) to inquire into the form of process

Sir Vicary Gibbs, Attorney General in the Court of Session Lin what cases

Sir Thos. Plumer, Solicitor General Jury Trial can be usefully established,

John Williams, Esq. Serjeant at Law and viva voce evidence more extensive.

Francis Buiton,

2 Esqrs. Counsellors ly introduced-to inquire into the pro

Hugh Leycester,

at Law ceedings of ihe. Admiralty and Commis

Wm. Alexander,

Chas. Abbot, sary Courts, &c.

2 Esqrs. Barris. The Commissioners are in number

Geo. Souley Holroyd, } ters at Law. 13, and are as follow :

On Monday November 28. an appliLord Viscount Melville-late Lord cation was made to the Lord Ordinary, Advocate.

by bill of suspension, in name of certain Sir Ilay Campbell, Bart.-late Lord

persons styling themselves office-bearers President.

of the Canongate Kilwinning Lodge, Two Judges of the Court,

holding of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, Lord President Blair, and Lord Jus. against certain other persons calling tice Clerk.

themselves the office-bearers of the same Two Barons of Exchequer. Lodge, but who had withdrawn themLord Chief Baron, and Mr Baron selves from the Grand Lodge, pra ng Norton.

for an interdict against them, to prev":nt Two Crown Counsel,

them from meeting as a lodge to celeLord Advocate, and Solicitor-General, brate the approaching festival of St An. Three Advocates,

drew. After hearing Counsel, the Lord Dean of Faculty, (Matthew Ross, Ordinary took the cause to report, and Esq.) Adam Rolland, Esq. and Hon.

next day it was accordingly reported to Henry Erskine.

the Judges of the ist division of the court. Two Writers to the Signet. - The application proceeded upon an. Hugh Warrender, Esq. and Robert açt of Parliament passed in the year Sym, Esq."

1797, entitled, An Act for preventing Walter Scott, Esq. Clerk to the com- Seditious Meetings; but an objection mission,

having been stated by the respondents, Lord Melville and Mr Rolland were to this libel of the suspenders, the not present at this meeting. The Com. Court, upon bearing Counsel, were unaa, missioners sat but a short time, and with nimously of opinion, that the applicashut doors,

tion for an interdict should be refused, Eighteen English Commissioners have . and the bill to be answered in common also been appointed, with whom the form.-Counsei for the suspenders, John Scots Commissioners may consult when Clerk and John Greenshields, Esqrs.; they think proper, respecting any points for the respondents, John Burnet and of the English law, or form, with refe. James Harrower, Esqrs. rence to Jury Trial. These Commission: This is a case of considerable interest

to the Free Masons of Scotland, Two Dec, 1808.

other

ers are

other bills of suspension were at the ed on the pursuer's having once been a same time presented against the St Da. seafaring man, or on the religious doce vid's and St Andrew's Lodges, but the trines he is said to have taught, or on procedure in these will be regulated by the seditious speeches which it is stated that against the Canongate Kilwiuning that it was rumoured he uttered; and

On Tuesday December 6. the Court further finding the pursuer entitled to determined a case of a very interesting 1051. Sterling, as a solatium for the nature.-Mr Donald M‘Arthur, the pas. wrong he had suffered; together with intor of a dissenting congregation at Port demnification of the expenses incurred Bannatyne, in the island of Bute, brought by bim, personally or otherwise, in ob an action against John Campbell, Esq. taining his deliverapce, and expenses of of Southall, upon the ground that the process. latter gentleman, on the 20th of Octo- Mr Campbell presented a petition 2ber 1805, while Mr M'Arthur was cele. gainst this judgement to the whole brating divine service in the midst of Court, to which answers were made by his congregation, had violently seized Mr M'Arthur, and the cause was upon upon his person, forced him on board a these pleadings advised by the Judges vessel bound for Greenock, and having of the Second Division, who delivered landed him a few miles from that place, their opinions on the point.—The sen. had, after confining him in a small inn tence of the Lord Ordinary was affirm. during the night, marched him along the ed with expenses. road as a common felon, and delivered him to Capt, Tatham, the regulating of

ST ANDREW's Day, -ficer for that quarter, as a fit person to Wednesday November 30. at three o'. serve in his Majesty's navy. That offi. clock, the Grand Ludge of Free Ma. cer, accordingly (as the pursuer farther sons of Scotland, the members of the stated) sent him immediately on board different lodges, and proxies from coun. the Tourterelle frigate, which speedily try' ludges, assembled in the New cunveyed him out of the jurisdiction of Church aisle, to elect office bearers for the Scotrish Courts. After being detain the ensuing year, when ihe following .ed for five weeks on board different noblemen and gentlemen were unani ships of war, and suffering, as he alled. mously chosen, viz. ged, every species of indignity and hard- His Royal Highness GEORGE Prince ship, Mr MöArthur was discharged, by of Wales, Grand Master Mason of Scotexpress order of the Lords of the Ad. land, and Patron of the order, miralty, and furnished with a certificate, The Hon. Wm. Maule of Panmure, that he was never again to be impressed acting Grand Master under the Prince into his Majesty's service. The sum- of Wales. mons concluded against Mr Campbell Right Hon. the Earl of Roslyn, acfor 2000l. damages, with expenses. ting Grand Master Elect.

Mr Campbell, in his pleadings before Wm. Inglis, Esq. Substitute Grand the Lord Ordinary, denied several of Master. the most aggravating circumstances of John Clerk, Esq. younger of Eldin, the case. In particular, he alledged that Senior Grand Warden. the pursuer was in the practice of The Hon. Major Ramsay, Junior preaching immoral and seditious doc. Grand Warden. trines that he was a fit object of the John Hay, Esq. Grand Treasurer, impress, having been formerly employ. Sir H, Moncried Wellwood, Bart. ed in the herring fishery, and being con. Grand Chaplain. sequently a seafaring man, and that, un- Wm. Guthrie, Esq. Grand Secretary. der these eircumstances, acting bona fide James Bartram, Esq. Grand Clerk. as a justice of peace, he conceived him. Alexander Cunningham, Esq. Grand self fully entitled to deliver him to Capt. Jeweller. Tatham. The Lord Ordinary (Lord Alex. Lawrie, Esq. Grand Stationer. Meadowbank) pronounced an interlo- After the election, the Grand Officers, cutor of considerable length, finding, Masters of Edinburgh Lodges, and a for the reasons therein stated, the whole number of the Brethren dined in Forproceeding scandalous and unjustifiable; tune's Tavern, and in the evening celerepelling the defences, whether found brated the festival of St Andrew in Core

ware

ri's Rooms. In absence of the Acting On the 16th of November the Lord Grand Master and Depuiy Grand Mas. Provost and Magistrates of Edinburgh ter, the Acting Substitute Grand Mas- conferred the freedom of that city upon ter rook the chair, attended by fourteen Sir Samuel Hood, K. B.-and on the Masters of Edinburgh Lodges, several 18th they gave an elegant entertainMasters of Lodges from the country, a meut in Fortune's tayern, to the gallant great many Proxies for country Lodges, Admiral, and a number of Nobility, and at least 700 Brethren. The even- persons of distinction, Naval and Miliing was spent with much harmony, pro. tary Officers, &c. as a testimony of their priety, and regularity.

respect for the services rendered by this

meritorious Oficer to his King and High COURT OF JUSTICIARY.

Country,

On Wednesday Nov. 23. the Lord Nov. 8. This day came on the trial Provost and Magistrates of Glasgow of James Stevenson, porter or gave an elegant entertainment, in the houseman to Mr Jas. Sheriff, merchant Black Bull Inn, to his Excellency the iu Leith, Thomas Field, late meal deal- Right Hon. Lord Viscount Cathcart, er in Edinburgh, now at East Mill of Commander in Chief in Scotland, and Currie, and David Allan, late baker in to Admiral Sir Samuel Hood. After Pleasance, accused of theft and reset of dinner, and the healths of the King, the theft.

Queen, and tbe Royal Family, his Ma• It appeared from the evidence, that.Mr jesty's Ministers, &c. &c. the Lord ProSheriff had often suspected that grain vost rose, and addressed Lord Cathcart had been stulen out of his lofts, and had and Sir Samuel Hood in appropriate directed bis clerk, John Cuming, to speeches, expressive of the sentiments watch the premisses; who discovered, of admiration and respect universally on the 15th January last, two carts load. entertained for their eminent and suced with grain, attended by Brydon, a cessful services, as Commanders of his Leith carter. On receiving this infor. Majesty's armies and Acets, against the mation, Mr Sheriff went to his grana- enemies of our country ; after which his ries, and found the prisoner and one Lordship presented them with the freeKinnear turning over grain. On being dom of the city, previously voted at a apprehended, he confessed that the grain meeting of Council, and proposed their was intended for Allan, and he after healths, in separate toasts, which were wards gave in a list of sixteen names, drank each with three times three cheers, to whom he had delivered wheat, among The company was numerous and highwhich that of Field was one. With res ly respectable. gard to Allan, it appeared, from the tes. September 12. the Senatus Academi. rimony of Mr Sheriff, that he had or. cus of the University of Edinburgh condered eight bolls of wheat previous to ferred the degree of Doctor in Medicine the theft, but that on examining the cart, on the following gentlemen, after hait contained no given quantity, the bags ving gone through the appointed exami. having been filled at random with wheat nations, and publicly defended their inof different kinds. The evidence of the augural dissertations :other witnesses tended chiefly to cor Of Scotland-Benjamin Bartlet Buchroborate that of Mr Sheriff. Several annan, Robert Graham, John Shaw, witnesses were examined on the part of George Govan, and Robert Ralstop. the prisoner Field, who gave him a re- From England-Robt. Chisholm, and Jo. spectable character.

seph Carter. From Ireland—Usher GranThe Jury returned their verdict, find. ville Doyle, George Frank Todderick, ing Field not guilty, the libel against Al James Vance Miller, and Tho. Camplan not prover, and Stevenson guilty. bell Brown. From Wales-Evan Gryffydh. An exception was taken to the verdict From South Carolina-Wm. James Ball. against Stevenson, on account of its not From IndiaThomas Taylor. finding him guilty of specific acts. The The following gentlemen have been Court therefore delayed passing sen. elected office-bearers for 1809, of the tence on him till Wednesday Decem• Natural History and Chemical Society ber 7. when he was sentenced to be (established in 1982.).- Extraordinary Pretransported for 14 years.

sidents: The Rev. John Fleming, F.A.S.

and

and Patrick Neill, A. M. and F. A. S.- ders from L. 16. to L. I$ 199. per Ordinary Presidents: Wm. Almon, A. M., score of 21; and cast ewes from L. 6. and Andrew Rutherford, Esq.,- Secretary to L. 10. Many were left unfold. The and Treasurer: William Forbes, Esq. show of cattle on Tuesday was also

great, and there being a number of pure AYR Races.

chasers from England, sales were reSept. 6.-Sweepstakes of 20 guineas markably quick, and prices high. each, for three years old, named when Tuesday, November 8. at Edinburgh foals, 12 subscribers, and the gold cup, Hallow Fair, there was a very great a subscription 10 guineas each, 14 sub- show of black cattle ; fat beasts brought scribers, for horses bred and trained in good prices, but lean ones found few Scotland, were both won by Lord Mant. buyers. There was also a considerable gomerie's bay filly by Beningborough. number of horses, mostly of the draughe 1.59. for all ages, won by Sir John kind; those in good condition sold pret. Johnstone's Fortuna. Sept. 7.-L.50 ty well ; but sales, in general, were du!!. for all ages, won by Lord Montgome. --Sheep, of which there was also a good Tie's grey colt Irvine. Sept. 8.--L.50 show, maintained high prices. for all ages won by Sir John Johnstone's On Sunday evening, November 20. a Fortuna.-Sept. 9. A match between most daring robbery was committed in Lord Montgomerie's bay filly and Mr the counting house of Messrs. Paterson Baillie's colt; the latter paid ten guineas and Syme, Kirkgate, Leith. It must forfeit. Handicap, ten guineas each, have been done by some person well two miles, four subscribers, won by Lord acquainted with the premises, as no Montgomerie's bay filly. Sweepstakes, force seems to have been used in openof five guineas each, 14 subscribers, for ing the different locks of the outer gates, horses regularly hunted in Scotland, ne. doors of the shops, courting room, and ver started for prize before-Mr Baird's safe, from which latter place they car. Lash walked over the course.

ried off 1971, in cash and notes, and

an order on the British Linen company Dumfries RACES.

for 301. Two of the locks were so conOct. 3d, 50 l. for maiden three year structed that it was impossible to pick olds, won by Mr Thomas King's St An- them, and they consequently must have dero. 4th, iso guineas for all ages, won been opened by false keys. by Col. Childers's Baron. The Yeo- Messrs Paterson and Co. have offer. manry Cup was won by Mr Potter's ed a reward of 200 guincas, and the Young Roscius. 5th, sol. for three and merchants of Leith an additional reward four years old, won by Mr Lonsdale's of 300 guineas, for the discovery of the Posthumus. A match between Capt. perpetrators, but none has yet been Hume's grey horse and Sir Chas. Dou. made. glas's grey mare, was won by the horse. On Friday September 30. a gentleman 6th, 501, for all ages was won by Col. arrived at the Tontine Inn, Helens. Childers's Baron. 7th, gol. for all ages, burgh, near Greenock, from Whitby. won by Mr Key's Barleycorn. 8th, 25 Shortly after, he left the Inn, and went guincas, a handicap plate, won by Mr out in a small boat, taking his dog and Piers's Temple. The Stewards for next his fowling piece with him, for the puryear's races are, ibe Earl of Selkirk, Mr posé of shooting wild duck. The boat Boswell of Auchinleck, Mr Monteath was found in Gare Loch next morning; of Closeburn, Mr Sharp of Hoddam, but no accounts have been since heard of Major Douglas of Lockerby, and Mr him, and it is feared he has perished. -Minland of Eccles. The Countess of The boat was observed the same night Selkirk, Lady Patroness of the Dumfries by the skipper of the Roseneath packet, and Galloway Hunt; the Earl of Dal with a handkerchief on the top of an keith President, and Sir Charles Dou. car, supposed as a signal of distress, but glas, Vice President. On the 7th the to which the unfeeling packetman pod Dumfries and Galloway Hunt gave an no attention. The dog returned to the elegant ball and supper.

inn next day, and continued moaning At Falkirk Tryst, on Monday Oc: most piteously: in :he gentleman's purt. tober 16. there was a very great shou of manteau were found 200 guineas in sheep, and prices in general low. Wed, gold, and 100!, in bank notes.

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