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The Edinburgh Evening Courant

07/09/1797

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Date of Article: 07/09/1797
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IWI> evening Number 12,371.] THURSDAY,, SEPTEMBER 7. 1797. [ PriCE SIXPENCE. Next Week will be Published, in 3 vols 8vo, A COMPLETE AND PERFECT EDITION OF AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY FROM THE KING OF G. BRITAIN To THE EMPeROR OF CHINA; , including ' Cursory Observations made, and Information obtained, in tra- velling thro' that ancient empire, and a small part of Chinese- Tartary ; together with a relation of the voyage undertaken on the occasion by his Majesty's ship the Lion, and the ship Hin- dostan, in the East- India Company's service, to the Yellow Sea and Gulf of Pekin, as well as of their return to Europe; with notices of the several places where they stopped in their way cut and home, being the islands of Madeira Teneriffe, and St Jago, the port of Rio de Janeiro in South America, the islands of St Helena, Tristan d'Acunha, and Amsterdam, the coasts of Java and Sumatra, the Nanka Isles, Pulo Condore, and Cochin- China— taken chiefly from the papers of his Excellency THE EARL OF MACARTNEY, KNIGHT OF THE BATH, His Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of China— Sir ERASMUS GOWER, Commander of the Expedition— and of other Gentlemen in the several de- partments of the embassy. BY SIR GEORGE STAUNTON, BART. Honorary Doctor of Laws of the University of Oxford, Fellow of the Royal Society of London, his Majesty's Secretary of Em- bassy to the Emperor of China, and Minister Plenipotentiary in the absence of the Ambassador. London, printed by W. BULMER AND Co. for G. NICOL, Bookseller to his Majesty, Pall- Mall. A NEW EDITION of the above Work, in QUARTO, with all the Plates contained in the former edition, is now in the press, and will be published with all possible dispatch. fff In the mean time, it has become necessary to warn the Public against the imposition of any imperfeCt, spurious, or surreptitious edition of this work, or any pretended abridge- ment of it, as they are entirely without the knowledge or concurrence of its author and proprietor. ' PRINTS, PAINTINGS, AND DRAWINGS. Just arrived at MARTIN'S Sale Rooms, South Bridge, ABEAUTIFUL COLLECTION of MO- DERN PRINTS, which are all to be sold off at the pleasure of the Company, to- morrow, Friday the 8th current, at One o'clock afternoon. N. B. There are some PAINTINGS, viz. a large Fair in Italy, by Goufen, 1666; Portraits of Oliver Cromwell, Tho- mas the Rymer, the Rev. Mr Henderson, all by Allen ; and DRAWINGS by Williams, Paine, & c. & c. to be disposed of by private bargain. DEALS AND BATTENS FROM ONIGA. To be SOLD by Auction, in Mr Grinly's Yard, near the Assem- bly Rooms, Leith, on Thursday the 21st curt, at 12 noOn, ACARGO of the very best DEALS and BAT- TENS, just arrived from Oniga, to be put up in such lots as purchasers may incline. For further particulars apply to William Grinly, broker in Leith. Leith, Sept. 7. 1797. GOODS SOLD CHEAP FOR MONEY ONLY, No. 23— opposite the General Post Office. ROBERT MURDOCH, with gratitude, returns most sincere thanks to the Public for the liberal patron- age shewn him since he opened that Warehouse : RESPECTFULLY OFFERS WOOLLEN DRAPERY & MENS MERCERY GOODS, From 10 to 15 per cent, below the current prices, IN GREAT VARIETY ; Real Superfine Cloths, of the first fabric, and most Fashion- able Colours, 16s. per yard. Best superfine Navy Blues, 17s. At 7s. 6d. Superfine Black, White, Coloured, and Mixed CASSIMERES, And Superior Double- milled Cassimeres, 9s. Capital YARD- WIDES and LIVERY CLOTHS. A beautiful choice of QUILTINGS, MUSLINETS, and other FANCY GOODS for VESTS, adapted to the Season, remarkably cheap. Velveteens, Cords, Thicksets, and handsome Fancy Stuffs for RIDING and DRESS BREECHES. HOSIERY AND HATS. R. M. assures his Friends, that they shall at all times be supplied with Fresh and Fashionable Goods from the First Markets, of the very best qualities, and on profits so moderate as to enable him to fulfil these low terms he offers to the public. YARD- WIDE CLOTHS, well worth the attention of the Public; they are of an excellent quality, and remarkably cheap. Notwithstanding the great advance on Cotton Goods, Cords, Thicksets, Velveteens, & c. & c. at the Old Prices. Favours from the country shall meet with the most pointed dispatch. . An APPRENTICE Wanted. WELL WORTH THE ATTENTION OF THE AFFLICTED. To Mr LIGNUM, at his Dispensary, Manchester. SIR, APprehending, from my situation, that my single testimony might not afford your truly valuable Drops that recommendation which at my hands is so amply due ; my late Master, Mr Hammond, at the Star Inn in Deans- gate, knows the fact, and will with pleasure satisfy any in- quirers. Some time ago I was violently afflicted with a Scorbutic Humour in my Legs, and a violent Swelling in my Feet; soon after its first appearance, one of my legs be- came ulcerated, attended with such excruciating pain, that at, times I have never known what it was to enjoy one hour's sound sleep, but what was procured by opiates — Unable to bear the affliction, I frequently received advice of the most eminent of the Faculty, and adhered closely to their prescriptions ; but alas! my disorder baffled all their efforts. I then almost despaired of ever more enjoying the comforts of life. Complaining to a friend of the pain and misery under which I laboured, your Royal Antiscorbutic Drops were so strongly recommended, that I was determin- ed to try the event of a bottle or two; in the course of using the first and second bottle, the principal wound in my leg discharged such a quantity of ichorous humour, that I have been under the necessity of applying clean cloths five or six times a day; but before I had finished the third bottle, I discovered to pleasing an alteration, that I felt myself quite another person, and my natural sleep again returned. I sftill persevered in the use of the Drops, agreeable to the direc- tions; and, to my incxpressible joy, by the time I had used five or six small bottles, with the aid only of one bottle of your Lotion, with which I washed the wound two or three times a week till my leg got well, I thank God it is now quite recovered, and which has been the case many months past, during which time I have enjoyed an uninterrupted state of health; and with pleasure declare, that your Drops and Lotion are the only things 1 could ever find the smallest benefit from ; and hope that you will publish this, that the afflicted may know where to apply for relief. I am, Sir, your humble servant, ELIZ. SMITH. nO. 6. Birch- street, near Oldham- street, Manchester, 0ct 27, 1796- i gy- These Drops are sold in moulded square bottles, at 12s. and 4s. 6d.— One Ms. bottle is equal in quantity to three 4s. 6d. ones.— They may be wholesale or retail at Mr LIG- NUM's Dispensary in Manchester; and ( by appointment) of R. SCOTT, Apothecary, No. 8, South Bridge, Edinburgh— and of Mr KELTIE, perfumer, No. 25, St Andrew's Street, Mess. Johnston & Bisset, Perth Mr Scott, surgeon, Kelso, Mr Phorson, Berwick, Mr Brown, printers MrHudson, Newcastle. Mr Hall, Mr Coke bookseller, Leith, Mr Angus Macdonald, jew- eller, and Mr Mennons, printer; Glasgow, Mr Dick, surgeon, Dundee, Mr Dempster, surgeon, Cupar P. Craigie surgeon, Montrose, " II Mr Scott and Mr M'Donald being appointed whole- sale agents for Scotland, Patent Medicine Venders may be supplied with any quantity on the same terms as at the Dis- pensary at Manchester.— One 4s. 6d. bottle will convince the afflicted of thc excellence of this medicine. MILITIA INSURANCE. PERSONS whose Situation in Life may render it inconvenient for them to serve in the MILITIA FOR SCOTLAND, now established by Act of Parliament, will be insured from serving upon paying THREE GUINEAS, by ap- plying immediately to ROBERT ALLAN, Sun Fire Office— or JOHN and JOHN LEARMONTH and CO. Merchants, Edinburgh. Those at a distance, by sending their money, with their name' place of residence, occupation, parish, and county, will receive a certificate in course of post. MILITIA ACT. MEETING and RESOLUTION of the COALIeRS AND Others at the CRAIGHALL and COWPITS COALWORKS, which belonged to the deceased Sir ARCHIBALD HOPE of Craig- hall, Bart. AS it is evident, from the riotous and disorderly resistance which has taken place in some of the neigh- bouring Counties to the execution of the Militia Act, that the most infamous misrepresentations have been used to mislead the people, and to prejudice them against that measure : WE, the COALLIERS at the CRAIGHALL and COWPITS COALLIERIES, in the Parish of Inveresk, and County of Mid- Lothian, whose ages come under the aCt, ARE WILLING and READY to COME FORWARD as MILITIAMEN in the SERVICE of our COUNTRY, if the lot falls upon Us, or to fiND SUFFI- CIENT SUBSTITUTES. And all the COALLIERS and OTHERS at said Works, with- out distinCtion, UNANIMOUSLY PLEDGE THEMSELVES to come forward, at the call of the LORD LIEUTENANT or his Depu- ties, to prevent or suppress any riotous proceedings that may take place in putting said act into execution; for which, how- ever, we hope there will be no occasion. Signed, by order of the Meeting, GEO. STIELL, Overseer. JOHN GRIEVE, Cashier. REWARD OF TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY POUNDS. WHEREAS the barn and barn- yard at Kelloe, in the pa- rish of Edrom, and county of Berwick, were wilfully set fire to, on the night between Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th days of August current, and the barn- yard at Hassington. Mains, in the pariih of Eccles, and county afore- said, was wilfully set fire to, on the night of Sunday the aoth of August current, by fome evil- disposed person or persons, a Reward of TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY POUNDS Sterling is hereby offered for the discovery of the person or per- sons guilty of the before- mentioned crimes, or of those who have been in any way aiding and assisting in the perpetration thereof, to be paid by the Collector of the Land Tax, upon the conviction of any one or more of the offenders;— and that, over and above all other rewards that may be offered, A Reward of FIFTY POUNDS Sterling is also offered by the Association for the Preservation of the Police of Berwick- shire. Danse, Aug. 25.1797. CROWN- AGENT OFFICE, EDINBURGH, 26th August 1797. WHEREAS, on Tuesday the 22d instant, a num- ber of Riotous and Disorderly Persons assembled in the TOWN of JEDBURGH, and violently assaulted thc Deputy Lieutenants of the County, employed in carrying into execu- tion the ACt of Parliament regarding the Militia, and the Of ficers and Privates of the Yeomanry Cavalry of the County of Roxburgh: And whereas WILLIAM WARK, JOHN alias JAMES SCOTT, and JOHN MOFFEE, were principally ac- tive in the same tumultuous and criminal proceedings have since absconded: A Reward of FIFTY GUINEAS is hereby offered to any person who will give information where the said William Wark, John alias James Scott, and John Moffee, are to be found, to be paid upon the apprehenfion of either of thc said persons, and their being safely lodged in any secure jail with- in Great Britain. DESCRIPTIONS. William Wark, from Jedburgh, is about 22 or 23 years of age, black hair, black eyes, pale sallow complexion, thin long faced, pitted with the small- pox, about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, by trade a weaver, and speaks the Jedburgh or Tiviot- dale accent. James Scott, from Belches, parish of Ancrum, is about 22 years of age, about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, pale complexion, short blackish hair, a smooth round face, clumsy make, some- what thick lipped, a dull eye of a brownish grey colour, double ancled and flat soled, a scurvy spot or running sore on one of his shin bones. John Moffee, servant to Mr Boyd of Clifton, aged 12 or 23 years of age, dark hair, black eyes, swarthy complexion, long visaged; was dressed in a short jacket, drab coloured, striped cassimir waistcoat, and blue trowsers. APPRENTICE RUN OFF. JAMES CARNES, Apprentice to James Wilson, Hat Manufacturer, Hawick, left his Master's service up- on the 14th of July last. As the said James Carnes has near four years of his indenture to run, which is duly registered, whoever, therefore, employs the said J. C. or conceals him, so as to prevent his returning to his said Master, will be prosecu- ted for all damages with the utmost rigour. As he worked some time at the stocking weaving business before being bound to Mr Wilson, he may have imposed upon some one in that line. The said James Carnes is about 2t years of age, about .5 feet f inches high, fair complexion— goes strait at the knees, bad footed, and often lame ; uses tobacco to excess; had on a blue coat and round hat; and went by the way of Edinburgh, where he staid some time.—— Whoever will inform of the said James Carnes, so as he maybe apprehended, shall receive ONE GUINEA Reward. N. B.— It is hoped every one in the trade will be aCtive in de- tecting him, and send information as above. WANTS A PLACE, Just now, or at any period between this aud the term of Mar- tinmas 1797, APERSON who has received a proper and regular Education ; understands every useful part of the Mathe- matics, as Drawing, Land- Surveying, & c.; understands Archi- tecture, both in theory and in practice ; is well qualified as a Book- keeper, either as a Merchant or FaCtor; has always been employed in aCtive life ; will submit himself to be examined by any Gentleman on any or all of the above particulars. Speci mens of his hand writing and of his drawing will be sent to any Gentleman wishing to see them, if the Gentleman signs his full name. The person will wait on any Gentleman who may wish to see him. The most undoubted certification of his re- spectability, sobriety, and good behaviour, will be produced.— Letters, addressed S. W. Dunfermline, will be attended to. DANCING. MR SEALEY gratefully acknowledges the favours he has received from his Friends and the Public ; takes freedom to inform ihe Nobility and Gentry, That he in- tends opening his SCHOOL in FOULIS's CLOSE on Monday the 18th September instant, where he will use his utmost en- deavours to instruCt Young Ladies and Gentlemen to Dance with Elegance and Ease.— He will teach in private such Ladies and Gentlemen as do not chuse to attend his Public School, ei- ther in their own lodgings, or at his house, as usual. WOODS FOR SALE. AWOOD of considerable age, consisting chiefly of Birch and Hazle, with about a fourth part of Oak, near the harbour of Inverary, is to be Sold by Roup, in the Inn there, on Wednesday the 4th of OCtober 1797, at noon. The Woodman at Inverary will show the wood ; and Lieut. Colonel Grahame, the Chamberlain, will show the conditions of sale. TOWN OF NAIRN. THE ANNIVERSARY MEETING of MR STRAITH's SCHOLARS holds this year, at Nairn, up- on Thursday the 14th curt. A. GRANT, Convener. Dinner upon the table by 3 o'clock. ANCIENT AND HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF GAR- DENERS OF DUNFERMLINE. THE Additional Regulations proposed to be adopt- ed by the Society have now been revised by their Com- mittee, and Copies are ordered to be printed, which the Mem- bers may receive previous to the OCtober Meeting, upon appli- cation to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Deacon, or Trea- surer, and at the Clerk's Office. As many of the Nobility and Gentry of Scotland were Mem- bers of this Society about the beginning and middle of the pre- sent century, whose descendants have not availed themselves of their privilege of entry, it is requested that such of them AS, de- sire to become Members wiil signify their intention without de- lay. PERTH ACADEMY. THE Academy will be opened this year on the zd of OCtober. The usual course comprehends Writing, Drawing, the French Language, Accounts of all sorts, and all tbe different Branches of the Mathematics— as also Astronomy and Natural Philo- sophy. Mr GIBSON, the Rector, has good accommodation for Boarding Young Gentlemen, whose studies he superintends. BANFF, AUGUST 24TH, 1797. THIS being the Day appointed for the Annual Vi- sitation of the ACADEMY of BANFF, thc several Schools were minutely examined, in presence of the Magistrates, the Clergy, and other Gentlemen of tbe Town and Neighbourhood. The Scholars, to the number of 180, in their respeCtive Clas- ses, and in all the Branches of their Education, acquitted them- selves in such a manner as afforded at once a most pleasing and convincing evidence of their own progress, and an ample testi- mony of the abilities, diligence, and fidelity of Mr CRUICK- SHANK the ReCtor, and of the other Teachers in the Academy. The many beautiful specimens of Penmanship exhibited this day, and the progress of the Young Gentlemen in the different French Classes, reflected the highest credit on the talents and assiduity of Mr SIMPSON, Writing Master, and of Monsieur L'Abbe DANCELL, Teacher of the French Language in this Academy, and formerly one of the Professors of Harcourt Col- lege, Paris. Sensible of the great importance, the increasing usefulness, and flourishing situation of this Seminary, the Patrons and Visitors eagerly embrace this opportunity of paying a just tribute to the merit of the Masters, and of recommending the Academy of Banff to thc continued encouragement and support of the Public. The School for instruCting the Children of the Poor in the principles of Religious Knowledge, and training them up to Habits of Useful Industry, was likewise examined. The visi- tors had satisfying evidence of the usefulness of this institution, of the Master's attention, and the proficiency of the Scholars. SIGNED, Geo. Robinson, Provost. Aber. Gordon, Minr. Banff. Geo. Robertson, B. ' Tho. Wilson, Minr. Gamery. Alex. Robinson, B. Ja. Williamson, Surgeon. Wm. Robinson, B. David 5- inuog. Wm. Reid. William Gauld. The Academy meets again after the Vacation on the 23th of next month. Mr Cruickshank has accommodation for two more Young Gentleman as Boarders. The rate of Board is very moderate. CONTRACTORS FOR MAKING AND REPAIRING ROADS— WANTED. AS it has been resolved to make an Alteration upon part of the Turnpike Road from NORTH QUEENS- FeRRY to PERTH, a little to the uorth of Inverkeithing. by carrying it by Dales, Balbougieden, and Hircoats, which will require the making of nearly two miles of new road, it is re- quested that persons willing to contraCt for executing the work will lodge their proposals with Robert Walker, Esq. of Sunny- bank, Inverkeithing, or Mr Peat at Kinross, either of whom will inform as to the dimensions of the road, thickness of me- tals, & c. And as it is intended in future to keep the road between North Queensferry and Perth in repair by contract, it is re- queued that persons willing to keep the whole or any part of that road in repair, will, as soon as possible, lodge proposals with Mr Walker at Inverkeithing, Mr Peat, Kinross, or Mr Miller, town clerk of Perth. VILLA FOR SALE. To be SOLD by public voluntary roup, within the Royal Ex- change Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, upon Wednesday 13th Sep- tember 1797, betwixt one and two o'clock afternoon, THE beautiful VILLA of BEECHWOOD, two miles and a half from Edinburgh, on the Glasgow road, with the whole Lands and Pleasure Grounds belonging thereto, extending to about 44 English acres.— The house is elegant and commodious; and there are Offices of every de- scription belonging to the premises, all in the most complete or- der and repair. The pleasure grounds, shrubberries, & c. are laid out with great taste; and the situation is not surpassed by any place in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh. There is an excellent garden and fruit- wall, stocked with the most choice fruit- trees in full bearing ; and upon the whole, so delightful a place of residence seldom appears in the market. A purchaser may have immediate access; and the Furniture will be disposed of along with the place, upon a fair valuation. For farther particulars enquire at George Robinson and Ro- bert Ainslie, writers to the signet, who are empowered to con- clude a private bargain betwixt and the day of sale. AT LEITH, FOR LONDON, The Old Shipping Company's Smack, BERWICK MERCHANTS, WILLIAM WHITE Master, Will take in goods until Saturday afternoon, at six o'clock, when she will sail. leith, i,^ t. ]. 1797 WM. GRINLY, Agent . CALEDONIAN HUNT. THE ANNUAL MEETING is fixed for MON- DAY the 9th of OCtOBeR, at KELSO, to continue a Fortnight. To be run for, over Coverton Ed ge, upon Wednesday the 18th of October, . His MAJESTY's PURSE of ONE HUNDRED GUINEAS, giver, to the Hunt, by Horses, & c. carrying 12st, the best of three four mile heats. the winner of this purse not to be al- lowed to start for it again, nor to start for any purse advertised by the Hunt that week. To be run for, over the same Course, upon Thursday tbe 19tb of October, A PURSE of FIFTY GUINEAS, given by the Hunt, the beft of three four- mile heats, by Scots bred horses, who never were out of Scotland before one year old— to carry the fol- lowing weights. Four year olds, 8st. 4lb. I Six year olds, 9st. 61b. Five ditto, 9st. — | Aged, 9st. 8lb. The winner of this Purse not to be allowed to start a second time for it. < To be run for, over tbe same Course, on Friday tbe 20th of October, A PURSE of FIFTY GUINEAS, given by the Hunt, by aCtual hunters of last season, who hunted with an established pack of hounds, and certified as such by the master of the hounds they hunted with, and bona fide the property of Members of thc Hunt three months before they start; the best of three four- mile heats, to carry 12st. The winner of this purse not to be allowed to start a second time for it. To be run for, over the same Course, upon Saturday the 21st of October, A PURSe of FIFTY GUINEAS, given by the Hunt for all ages, the best of three four- mile heats; to carry the follow- ing weights. Four year olds, 7st. 81b. | Six year olds, 9st. olb. Five ditto, 811. 61b. | Aged, 9st. 31b. The horses to be entered at the Cross Keys, Kelso, upon Tuesday the 17th October, betwixt the hours of 10 and II forenoon, at which time and place proper certificates to be pro- duced. The Preses, Treasurer, and Council of the Hunt, to be judges, and their determination to be final. The EARL of EGLINTOUNE, Preses. RICH. ALEX. OSWALD, Esq. Treasurer. LORD MONTGOMERY, D. MACDOWALL GRANT, Esq. ARCH CAMPBELL, Esq. of Blyths- CounfclIors: wood, WM. & HENRY HAGART, Secretaries. PRESERVATION OF GAME. THE earL of BREADALBANE, determin- ed this Season to give a JUBILEE to the GAME upon his Estates in the Counties of Perth and Argyll ( except in so far as liberty is this year granted under his own hand), hopes that Gentlemen, not having such liberty, will prevent the necessity of being challenged. Poachers may depend on being prosecuted with rigour. There is little chance of escaping detection, as the Game- keepers, Ground Officers, Woodkeepers, and Tenants in every quarter have strict orders. ' GAME TAX. INTIMATION is hereby made, That every Person who has used, or shall use any DOG, GUN, NET, or other Engine for the TAKING or DESTRUCTION of GAME, without being possessed of a Certificate, in terms of law, will immediately, on discovery, be prosecutcd for payment of the Statutory Penalties. Gamekeepers having stamped Certificates under deputations limited to certain lands, will be prosecuted for penalties - if they use any Dog, Gun, Net, or other Engine for the taking or de- struCtion of Game beyond the precinCts or limits of the lands : n respect of which their deputations are given. _ Informations will be received by the Solicitor of Stamp Du- ties at Edinburgh, and by the Distribntors of Stamps 111 the Country. The names of informers will be concealed; and they will be entitled to a suitable REWARD on the conviction and recovery of the fines of delinquents. ALEX. MENZIES, Head ColleCtor Stamp Office. Edinb. Aug. 16. 1797. North Britain. TO THE CREDITORS OF JAMES FERNIE, Merchant in Dunfermline.— A considerable number of Mr Fernie's creditors having failed to acquiesce in the proposal of a composition made by his friends. a meeting of the whole creditors is appointed to be held, within the house of John Wilson, vintner, Dunfermline, upon Monday the eighteenth day of September current, at noon, for the purpose either of accepting the composition, or appointing a trustee to whom Mr Fernie will convey his estate for their behoof. TO BE LET, And entered to immediately, ACURRYING SHOP, DRYING SHADE of Two Stories, and also a DWELLING HOUSE, situ- ated at South End of the POTTER- ROW. Further particulars may be learned by applying to Mr Dou- glas Menzies, Potterrow, Edinburgh. A COMPLETE SOAP WORK, WITH UTENSILS, & c. AT LUGTOUN, NEAR DALKEITH. To be SOLD by public roup, within the house of Robert Da- vidson, vintner in Dalkeith, upon Thursday the j th day of OCtober 1797, betwixt one and two afternoon, THE SOAP MANUFACTORY situated upon the east side of the High Street of Lugtoun, with a neat Dwelling- house, Laundry, Wash- house, large Garden, & c. and the whole Utensils presently in the work, as lately occupied by James Slight, soap manufacturer. The whole buildings upon the premises are almost entirely new.— The work is construCted upon the most approved plan, and rendered one of the most commodious works of the kind in this country. The Dwelling house consists of a dining- room, drawing- room, four bed- rooms, kitchen, & c. and is neatly inclosed to the road with a wall and iron railing. The Garden is large, well inclosed, laid out with taste, and lately flocked with fruit trees and bushes. The Utensils, consisting of three Pans, four set of Vats, Frames, & c. are all in the best order. The upset price is fixed so low as 1000 Guineas. At same time will be Sold, about 40 Tons of KELP, of ex- cellent quality— Upset price L. 7, los. per ton. Mr Charles Sanderson, builder in Dalkeith, will show the premises, and give every information ; and the title- deeds will be seen by applying to James Hay, W. s. NOTICE TO DEBTORS & CREDITORS, AND SALE OF SUBJECTS IN FORT WILLIAM. THE CREDITORS of the deceased JAMES CAMERON, Mason in Fort- William, are requested to lodge their claims, with oaths on the verity, with John Strath- dee, mason in Boleskine, the trustee, betwixt and the 9th of OCtobcr next; and those who stand indebted to the estate of the said James Cameron, to make immediate payment to Allan Cameron messenger, Fort- William, who is authorised by the trustee to receive and discharge, otherwise prosecutions will be raised. The HOUSES and other SUBJECTS which belonged to the said James Cameron, lying in the burgh of Fort- William, are to be exposed to public roup at Fort- William on the 9th day of November next. / For further particulars apply to the faid John Strathdee, or Allan Cameron. BY ORDER OF THE LORD PROVOSt AND MA- GISTRATES OF EDINBURGH, There will be exposed to SALE by Roup, within the Council Chamber, on Wednesday 4th October 1797, at one o'clock, A QUANTITY of LEAD in Pipes, including a considerable quantity of SOLDER, used in repairing breaches on them, weighing in all about 700,000 pounds, in one or more lots, as may be desired by those intending to offer, and will be delivered either in Edinburgh or Leith. The conditions of sale will be shown by the Town Clerks, and a specimen of three yards of the pipe will be shown at the Waterhouse on the Castle hill LET OF THE DUNG OF LEITH THE whole DUNG or FULZIE of and upon the Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the town of South Leith, territory of St Anthon's, and Yardheads of Leith, is to be Let in tack, by the Commissioners of Police for Leith, for three years after the 1st day of November next. The conditions of the let, and the obligations incumbent on the tacksmen, as to collecting and carrying away the dung, to be seen at the Town Clerk's Office, Leith. Sealed offers to he lodged with the Town Clerk of Leith before the 1st day of Oc- tober next, and the highest offerer will be preferred. No other offer but the highest will be divulged. Leith. August 30. 1797, A Contract Armed Ship. AT LONDON— FOR LEITH, THE DUCHESS OF BUCCLEUGH, ( A New vessel), JOHN BROWN Master, Is taking in goods at Hawley's Wharf— will sail, with or without convoy, the 19th September 1797— deliver- able at Leith, and has good accommodation for passengers. The master to be spoken with at the Edinburgh Coffeehouse — mornings and evenings on board. VESSELS FOR SALE BY PRIVATE BARGAIN. THE SLOOP BARBARA, AND SLOOP FAME OF PERTH, Both built of the best Scots oak, and of an easy draught of water; the former built in OCtober 1791, measuring 63 tons per register; and the latter in July 1794, measuring 82 tons. As the owner wishes to keep one of the two vessels in his own hands, intending purchasers may have either of them, as they incline. For particulars apply to Alex. Bald shipmaster, the owner, Leith. * Theseus, Cullo- den, Zealous, Sea- horse, Emerald, Terpsichore, Fox ( 1st) cutter. THe LONDON GAZETTE— SEPT. 2. ADMIRALTY- OFFICE, Sept. 2. Captain WALLER, of Ms Majesty's fhip Emerald, arrived here yesterday with dispatches from Admiral Lord ST VINCENT, to EVAN NEPEAN, esq. Secretary of the Admiralty, of which the following are extracts. Ville de Paris, off Cadiz, SIR, Auguft 16. I Desire you will acquaint the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that I detached Rear- Admiral Nel- son, and the squadron named in the margin *, with orders to make an attempt upon the town of Santa Cruz in the island of Teneriffe, which, from a variety of intelligence, I con- ceived was vulnerable. On Satur- day the 15th of July, the Rear- Admiral parted com- pany, and on Tuesday the 18th, the Leander having joined from Lisbon, I sent her after the Rear- Admi- ral, under instructions left by him. The Emerald joined yesterday, with the inclosed dispatch and reports from' the Rear- Admiral ; and al- though the enterprize has not succeeded, his Majesty's arms have acquired a very great degree of lustre : No- thing from my pen can add to the eloge the Rear- Ad- miral gives of the gallantry of the officers and men employed under him. I have greatly to lament the heavy loss the country has sustained in the severe wound of Rear Admiral Nelson, and the death of Captain Richard Bowen, Lieut. Gibson, and the other brave officers and men who fell in this vigorous and perse- vering assault. The moment the Rear Admiral joins, it is my in- tention to send the Seahoree to England with him, the wound Captain Fremantle has received in his arm also requiring change of climate ; and I hope that both of them will live to render important services to their King and country. I am, & c. ST VINCENT. Theseus, off Santa Cruz, SIr, JULY 27- In obedience to your orders to make a vigorous attack on the town of Santa Cruz in the island of Te- neriffe, I directed, from the ships under my command, one thousand men, including marines, to be prepared for landing, under the direction of Captain Troubridge, of his Majesty's ship Culloden, and Captains Hood, Thompson, Fremantle, Bowen, Miller, and Waller, who very handsomely volunteered their services ; and although I am under the painful necessity of acquaint- ing you that we have not been able to succeed in our attack, yet it is my duty to state, that I believe more daring intrepidity never was shewn than by the Cap- tains, officers and men you did me the honour to place under my command. Inclosed I transmit to you a list of killed and wound- ed ; and amongst the former, it is with the deepest for- row I have to place the name of Captain Richard Bowen, of his Majesty's ship Terpsichore, than whom a more enterprising, able, and gallant officer does not grace his Majesty's naval service ; and with great re- gret I have to mention the loss of Lieut. John Gibson, commander of the Fox cutter, and a great number of gallant officers and men. I have the honour to be, & c. HORATIO NELSON Sir John Jervis, K. B. & c. List of Killed, Wounded, Drowned, and Missing, of his Ma- jesty's ships undermentioned, in storming Santa Cruz, in the Island of Teneriffe, on the night of the 14th of July 1797. Theseus— 8 seamen, 4 marines, killed; 25 seamen wound- ed ; 34 seamen and marines drowned. Culloden— 1 seaman, 2 marines, killed; 12 seamen, 6 ma- rines, wounded; 36 seamen and marines drowned. Zealous— 3 seamen, 2 marines, killed; 19 seamen, 2 ma- rines, wounded. Leander— I seaman, 5 marines, killed; I seaman, 4 marines, wounded; I ditto missing. Seahorse— 2 seamen killed; 13 seamen, I marine, wounded. Terpsichore— 8 seamen killed; 9 seamen, 2 marines, wound- ed ; 4 seamen and marines missing. Emerald— 5 seamen, 3 marines, killed; 11 seamen wound- ed; 10 seamen and marines drowned. Fox cutter — 17 seamen and marines drowned. Total— 28 seamen, 16 marines, killed; 90 seamen, 15 marines, wounded ; 97 seamen and marines drowned; 5 seamen and marines missing. Officers Killed. Richard Bowen. Captain of the Terpsichore. George Thorpe, First Lieutenant of ditto. John Weatherhead, Lieutenant of the Theseus. William Earnshaw, Second Lieutenant of the Leander. Raby Robinson, Lieutenant of Marines, of ditto. Lieut. Basham, Marines, of the Emerald. Lieut. John Gibson, of the Fox cutter, drowned. Officers Wounded. Rear Admiral Nelson, his right arm shot off. Capt. Thompson, of the Leander, slightly. Capt. Fremantle, of the Seahorse, in the arm. Lieut. J. Douglas, of ditto, in the hand. Mr Waits, Midshipman, of the Zealous. HORATIO NELSON. [ The Gazette likewise contains an account of the capture of —- L'Oiseau French privateer of eighteen guns ( pierced for twenty) sixteen nine pounders, and two long twelves, with one hundred and nineteen men ; and of the recapture of the Ex- press of Dartmouth, prize to L'Oiseau, by the sloop Penguin, Capt. Pulling. L'Oiseau had one man killed and five wounded. Of L'Eelair, French brig privateer, mounting ten four pound- ers and four eight pounders, with one hundred and eight men, by the ship Dryad, Capt. Beauclerk. Of a lugger and brig, the latter being an American vessel, prize to the former, which was called Petite Cherie, a French privateer of four guns and small arms, and twenty- two men, by the ship Impetieux, Capt. Payne.] LONDON— SEPT. 4. EXPEDITION TO TENERIFFE. The official accounts 0n this subject are very imper- fect :— The following is given as copied from a journal kept on board Admiral NELSON'S ship ; it has all the formula of a correct statement, but is yet unsatisfactory in some points :— " July 25.- At one o'clock P. M. made the gene- ral signal to anchor. At half paft five, the squadron anchored a few miles to the northward of Santa Cruz. At six made the signal for boats to prepare to proceed on service, as previously ordered. At 11 o'clock, be- tween 600 and 700 men were embarked in the boats of the squadron, 180 men on board the Fox cutter, and about 70 or 80 men in a boat we had taken, who pro- ceeded in six divisions, under Captains TROUBRIDGE, HOOD, THOMPSON, MILLER, and WALLER ; Cap- tains FREMANTLE and BOWEN attending the Admiral, to regulate and lead the attack. At half past one, A. M. we got within half gun shot of the Mole Head, without being discovered, when the alarm bells rang, and 30 or 40 pieces of cannon, with musquetry from one end of the town to the other, opened upon us. The night be- ing excessively dark, it was only the Admiral, Captains THOMPSON, FREMANTLE, and BOWEN, with four or five boats in the whole, who found the Mole, which was instantly stormed and carried, although defended by 400 or 500 men, and the guns, six 24 pounders, were spiked ; but such a heavy fire of musquetry and grape shot was kept up from the citadel and houses at the head of the Mole, that we could not advance, and nearly all were killed or wounded. Captains TROU- BRIDGE, HOOD, MILLER, and WALLER, landed with part of the boats just to the southward of the citadel, passing through a raging surf, which stove all the boats, and wet all the ammunition. Notwithstanding these difficulties, they pushed over the enemy's line wall and batteries, and formed in the great square of the town about 80 marines, 80 pikemen, and 180 small- armed seamen, where they took possession of a convent, from whence they marched against the citadel, but found it far beyond all their power to take.— At day- light, from prisoners taken, Captain TROUBRIDGE found there were 8000 Spaniards in arms, and 100 French, with five field pieces, assembled at the entrance of the town, and seeing the impossibility of getting any assistance from the ships, at seven o'clock he sent Cap- tain HOOD with a message to the Governor, that it he should be allowed freely and without molestation to embark his people at the Mole Head, taking off such of our boats as were not stove, and that the Governor should find others to carry off the people, the squadron now before the town would not molest it.— The Gover- nor told Captain HOOD he thought they ought to sur- render prisoners of war ; to which he replied, that Captain TROUBRIDGE had directed him to say, that if the terms he had offered were not accepted in five mi- nutes, he would set the town on fire, and attack the Spaniards at the point of the bayonet ; on which the Governor instantly closed with terms, the when Captain TROuBRIDGE with his party marched with the British colours flying to the Mole, where they embarked in such of our boats as were not stove, the Spaniards find- others to carry them off to the ships. And here it IS right we should notice the noble and generous con- duct of Don JUAN ANTOINE GUTIeRREZ, the Spanish Governor. The moment the terms were agreed to, he directed our wounded to be received into the hospi- tals, and all our people to be supplied with the best provisions that could be procured, and made it known that the ships were at liberty to send on shore and pur- chase whatever refreshments they were in want of, during the time we might be off the island.— The Fox cutter,- in approaching towards the town, received a shot under water from one of the enemy's batteries, on which she immediately sunk, and Lieutenant JOHN GIBSON, her commander, and 97 men, were drowned. At seven got under weigh, squadron in company, stand- ing off and on. " 27th. Received the remainder of the officers, sea- men, and marines on board. Ordered the body of Captain RICHARD BOWEN to be committed to the deep with the honours of war." What follows differs materially in a principal part of the narrative, as our readers will see by referring to those passages marked in Italic. The Captain of the Flora, which brought the dis- patches, states, that the invading squadron having ar- rived at Teneriffe, preparations were immediately made for the attack ; and as the ships could not get suffici- ently near the shore to do effectual execution, it was determined to man all the boats belonging to the squa- dron, which, together with the Flora and Fox cutters, of 14 guns each, were employed in disembarking the officers, such of the latter as turned out volunteers, a- mounting in the whole to about 1000. The command of the ships devolved on the Masters, the Rear- Admi- rals, Captains, and Lieutenants being employed in their respeCtive boat, for three days, on their ill- fated expe- dition. The boats, on their way to the shore, by some means took a considerable quantity of water; in conse- quence of which the whole ammunition on board them got wet, and not one dry charge could be procured. They were besides very much damaged by a battery of fifty guns, which assailed them with discharges of grape- shot. Under all these difficulties, however, they reach- ed the shore, and speedily compelled 150 of the inha- bitants to lay down their arms, by which means they got possession of a small quantity of ammunition. They soon made their entry good into the town of St Croix, which they effected with boarding- pikes, & c. & c. in hand, and were in full possession by two o'clock in the afternoon : They however remained masters of it only seven hours, for about nine o'clock they were compelled to quit it again, finding it impossible to storm the gar- rison, which they found very strong and full of troops, who were perfectly ready to receive the English, as they had for months past been in expectation of such an attempt being made by them. In this unfortunate enterprize, it is with extreme concern we find that Rear- Admiral NELSON lost his right arm. Captain BOWEN, of the Terpsichore frigate, a very valuable and enterprising officer, together with his first Lieu- tenant, and the whole crew of the boat in which they were, all sunk together, by a shell falling into her, and the whole were drowned. The Captain of Marines of the Emerald frigate, and the third Lieutenant of the Thetis frigate, were both killed, and Captain FRE- MANTLE of the Seahorse frigate was wounded in the left arm, but not dangerously. Almost the whole of the boats, on their return from the shore, were sunk by means of shots and shells fired from the battery, and about 300 very valuable men lost their lives. The Fox cutter, which had about 100 volunteers on board, many of whom were swept off by the grape- shot, was also sunk, and all of the people who escaped the shots are supposed to have gone down in her. The Flora cutter, Lieutenant YAWKINS, escaped with great dif- ficulty ; she had her top- sail yard cut in two parts by a shell which burst over her mast- head. Upwards of forty thirty- two and forty pound shots passed through her main sail and aft top- sail; But fortunately no one of the crew received the least hurt. When the Flora sailed from Teneriffe, the whole of the squadron was at anchor in the road. A third account, brought by the Seahorse, briefly states, that the Admiral, with three line of battle ships, three frigates, a cutter, and a bomb, anchored off Te- success, as It was protected, on the side of the harbour, both by a mole of uncommon height, well planted with cannon, and by a gut of considerable breadth, filled with water, which run between the mole and the fort. An assault to the southward of the harbour was also very dangerous, as the assailants must have exposed themselves to the oblique direction of the mole guns, and to the fire of the fort in front, while the difficulty of landing must have been very much increased by the sharp rocks on which the fort is ereCted, and by the violence of the surf. There appeared only a probability of effecting a landing by pushing over the line- wall which is joined to the works of the fort, and which extends some way to the southward. Admitting our success in gaining the' land by this means, which appears to be the case, it would still be- come necessary to reduce the fort, an operation totally impossible, from the want of artillery, and from the situation of our men, thus placed between the fire of the fort and of the enemy's forces, in possession of the up- per part of the town and the eminences. Rear- Admiral NELSON arrived at Portsmouth on Friday, in the Seahorse frigate. On landing he recei- ved the universal greetings of the populace. The gal- lant Admiral has completely lost his right arm,' but he otherwise appears in good health. Intelligence of his arrival was sent off on Saturday to Lady NELSON, at Bath. „ ' It was not, as has been erroneously stated, from any orders from this country that the expedition against Teneriffe was undertaken. Lord ST VINCENT, find- ing his force more than sufficient for the blockade of Cadiz, very properly determined to apply a part of it to other services. It is only to be regretted that his information respecting the Spanish force at Teneriffe was so bad, Saturday letters of intelligence were received from Admiral DUNCAN'S fleet; The supplies of cattle and vegetables had arrived safe. The squadron continued off the Texel. Of the Dutch fleet, the men of war only remained at their former station ; the store- ships, & c. had left them, and retired above the town of Heil- den, where it was reported the troops they had on board were to be re- landed. The Lisbon and Oporto trade, under convoy of the Argo and Cambria, continues in Torbay, waiting the orders of Government. Mr AnSTRUTHer will take his departure for India in the Surat Castle. He sails in about a mOnth from the present time. The EMPEROR is about to present General BUONA- PARTE with an elegant sword, worth 1oo, o0o German crowns. An expedition has been set on foot, the object of which is to explore the unknown parts of the north of Africa. It is encouraged by some of the most respec- table persons in the city. Captain WAUGH, and seve- ral other ingenious gentlemen, will shortly embark for Africa, in the Fame, Captain ROBERTSON. A fatal instance of the effeCts of ungoverned passion occurred on Tuesday evening in the Borough :— A Mr D , of No. 11, America- street, having some words with his wife, struck her a blow with his fist under the ear, in consequence of which she expired in a few mi- nutes. The quarrel originated about a favourite dog, which the wife suffered to jump on the table. The Coroner sat on Saturday night on the body. After a patient investigation, the Jury found a verdict— Died by the visitation of God. Saturday the two dustmen, in whose possession a dead child was found some time since, were again examined at the Police Office, Southwark. Miss P— T, the young Lady who had visited at the house in which the men said they took the child, and who, at their late examination, was ordered to attend, appeared ; and af- ter a strict examination was honourably cleared. The dustmen were admitted to bail. ' 1 DIED, On Thursday last, ALEXANDER DOUGLAS, Esq. of Finsbury- square, in the 67th year of his age. On Sunday the 27th ult. in St Jamaes's Square, Bath, the Right Hon. ELIZABETH, Lady CRANSTOUN, relict of the late Lord Cranstoun, in the 27th year of her age. neriffe, and effected a landing with about 500 people in the night: The surf running very high, a great num- ber of people were lost in going ashore. Early in the morning they were attacked by at least 3000 troops, and beat off with great slaughter. The military establishment, it is said, even in the time of peace, at the town of Santa Cruz alone, amount- ed to nearly. 1000 men, consisting of 600 regulars, and between two and three hundred artillery, which must have been considerably increased by detachments from Spain since the commencement of hostilities. The mi- litia of the island also formed a force of about 5000 men, who were embodied, and disciplined, the mo- ment Spain joined the alliance against France. It was therefore impossible that any attempt 0n the island could succeed, without the co- operation of a considerable body of land forces. An attack on the fort alone did not promise much INTELLIGENCE BY THE HAMBURGH MAIL. Vienna, Aug. 16. Yesterday a courier from Italy brought dispatches, which were exceedingly agreeable to our Court— To- day all deliverances of provision are stopped, and those that are in carriages are not to be sent off; and these dispositions are generally understood as a favourable symptom of the nearness of the definitive peace. In consequence of the application of Citizen Louis from the Directory, in behalf of La Fayette, our Court have granted him his liberty, upon condition of his go- ing to America. M. Louis has accordingly set out for Lower Saxony, to make the necessary arrangements with the American Consul. La Fayette, it is said, as- sures himself of a good reception from his friend Wash- ington. We cannot yet agree with France respecting the place where the Congress is to be held; it will be pro- bably at Franckfort or Ulm. Several places belonging to the Albanians and Mon- tenegrins, have put themselves under the Imperial pro- tection. The rebellious Poles upon the Turkish frontiers have shipped themselves to return to Buonaparte's army in Italy. This morning their Imperial Majesties set out to Stein, to review the Hungarian army risen in a mass. Colonel Williams, who is to command the Imperial marine in the Adriatic, has arrived at Triest. There has been an increase of 8000 souls in the po- pulation of Cracow in the course of one year. Lower Austria, August 19. At the period when our province was threatened by an invasion by the French armies, our preparations were neither of greater extent, or more aCtive than at pre- sent, while our happy monarchy is shaded by the olive branch planted at Leoben. From Vienna we learn, that the glacis of that city is still covered with recruits, exercising every morning, who as foon as they have learned their exercise, are sent off in large parties. On the other side, thousands of Gallicians are sent to join the regiments of Bohe- mia and Moravia ; but these immense preparations are not to be wondered at, if it is true, that the last nego- ciator sent from Vienna to Italy is ordered to declare, that the Emperor will never recede from his late pro- posals respeCting Mantua. In fine, we have no doubt but that the present month will produce events of the last importance. God grant that we may not again be exposed to all the horrors of war. Ludwidsburg, Aug. 18 According to the orders received here, a part of the Imperial army are positively to occupy the camp in the plains between this place and the Necker, and parti cularly near the villages of Aldingen and Necker Groeningen. This camp is composed of 17 battalions of infantry, 12 companies of chasseurs, and 44 squa- drons of cavalry. Another division of the Austrian army will, at the same time, occupy a camp' near Schwetzingen. The Imperialists in Mentz are to go into the camp last mentioned. Roveredo, Aug. 14. The Directory of the Cisalpine Republic had dis- patched a courier to Vienna, with a declaration of its independency ; but upon the German frontiers this courier was obliged to return with information, that his Imperial Majesty knew nothing of any Cisalpine Re- public ; and that to that period he had given no orders respecting any communication with it, or the passage of its courier. Wetzlaar, Aug. 22, Our Gazette reports accounts from Ratisbon, that the Emperor, constantly occupied with the care of his subjects, had proposed to the French Directory for both parties to withdraw the whole of their troops from the environs of this city, down to about 12,000 men— but this the Directory have declined. The French army no longer permits the return of Emigrant priests through the passes occupied by the Republican troops. Milan, Aug. 12. By Order of General Buonaparte, the fortress of Mantua is now furnishing with a profusion of provision and ammunition, mostly from this province. The for- tifications are repairing, and the same dispositions taking, as if that city was upon the point of sustaining a siege. From Venice we learn, that blood has already been shed between the Cisalpine troops and the national guard of that city. The French squadron from Toulon have made their appearance in the Gulph of Venice EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT. EDINBURGH— SEPT. 7. ' ' The very imperfect and unsatisfactory statement given in the Gazette, of the expedition againft Teneriffe, has occasioned the publication of" a variety of unauthentic cated accounts, differing in many particulars; the pu- blic have as yet no certain information as to the mode in which the landing was effected, the correspondence between the Spanish and British Commanders, & c In all events which terminate unfortunately, it is ever the best way to state the truth fully and fairly ; con- cealment only leaves room for exaggeration and false- hood. No Paris papers have been received since our last. The intelligence by the Hamburgh mail is of little mo- ment. M. FAYETTE has gained his liberty on the condi- tion of going immediately to America. In opposing any measure of Government, for instance the militia act, there are always two sets of men which should never be classed together ;— those who, looking no farther than the measure itself, consider it as oppres- sive, and seek redress on that point alone ; and those who care not for the measure but as an engine of mis- chief, and the means of spreading general discontent. With the former it is but justice to reason and explain, and it already has, and, we trust, will be further done with effect. The latter are incorrigible. The simple mode of communicating intelligence by signals from heights has been long wanted in this coun- try, and we are happy to see a regular system carrying on for that purpose. The operations have perhaps been accelerated by the tendency to riot in several places re- lative to the militia act. Those who are inclined to mischief should therefore be cautious how they calculate on the distance of the military ; from the rapid com- munication of intelligence they may be with them much sooner than they are aware. There cannot be a more convincing proof that the opposition offered to the militia act has originated in a misrepresentation, or misapprehension of its tendency, than the success which has attended the laudable at- tempts that have been made to render its provisions plain and intelligible. In some parts of Ayrshire, in particular at Dalry and Beith, where a serious opposition to the militia act was threatened, and where several acts of irregularity were committed, the deluded people have become thoroughly sensible of the folly and enor- mity of their conduct. Deputations have waited upon, the Lord Lieutenant, in the name of those thoughtless and misguided disturbers of the public peace, authorised by them to express their sorrow and repentance for their former irregular conduct ; they pledge themselves that they shall offer no further opposition to the militia act, but that they shall cheerfully come forward and pay implicit obedience to it; and' that they shall give no molestation to any constable or other person con- cerned in giving evidence against them ; they throw themselves upon the mercy of their country ; implore forgiveness, and give every assurance that they shall in future behave like good and loyal subjects, and embrace every opportunity of manifesting their zealous attach- ment to their Sovereign, and to the government and constitution of their country. They have moreover made offer of a signed obligation to this effect, for the production and performance of which, the deputations, composed of the principal inhabitants of the respective places, have offered to become security. Subscription papers have, we understand, been opened in the parishes of Mid and West Calder, in the county of Mid- Lothian, for engaging substitutes to serve in the militia. The tendency of the act seemed at first to be misapprehended ; but since the intimation by the Lord- Lieutenant, comprehending the essential parts of the act, and giving the fullest assurance, in these points, in which the people were apt to be missed, the above plan has been adopted. The inhabitants in general are for- ward to subscribe, and several persons in both parishes have declared their readiness to accept an ordinary bounty, and to act as substitutes. On Tuesday the inhabitants of Pennycuick opened a subscription for the purpose of providing substitutes, in the room of such young men as may find it inconveni- ent to serve in the militia, and in one hour's time a very handsome sum was subscribed. Last week a numerous and respectable meeting was held at Tarbolton, Ayrshire, where three of his Ma- jesty's Justices of the Peace attended, Mr CUNNING- HAM of Entrekine in the chair, Captain WALLACE of Kairnhill, Mr CouPER of Smyston, and a number of the heads of families belonging to the village and parish, in order to enter into a subscription, not only to pro I « } vide substitues for those young men, who, being chosen by ballot to act as militiamen, may decline serving, but also to give a bounty to those willing to serve. Sub- scriptions were begun by those present, and a Commit- tee was appointed to wait on those absent, for the pur- pose of informing them. The utmost harmony and re- gularity prevailed. Similar subscriptions have also been opened at Kirk- cudbright, and in the parishes of Borgue and Girthon, in the neighbouring county. A similar subscription has been opened in Dumfries, where a considerable sum has already been obtained. At a general field day of the Royal Edinburgh Vo- lunteer first regiment, on Saturday last, that respectable corps, in addition to their former offers of service, a- greed to march, on the shortest notice, to any part of the county, for aiding the civil power in the exercise of legal authority, and suppressing any riots, tumults, or disorders that might arise. The other regiments of Volunteers have made simi- lar offers. On Monday morning, the troop of the Lancashire Light Dragoons, which arrived at Kelso on Wednes- day se'ennight, left that town, on their return to Piers- hill barracks. On Saturday last three troops of the Essex Light Dragoons arrived at Kelso. Two of the troops took their departure on Monday morning for Jedburgh and Hawick; the third is to be stationed at Kelso for some time— A detachment, consisting of twelve men, goes to Melrose. ' On Saturday last, the Norfolk Light Cavalry march- ed from Dumfries for Annan and Moffat— And same day arrived at Dumfries one troop of the Loyal Dur- ham Rangers. On Saturday last a troop of the Loyal Durham Rangers arrived at Kirkcudbright from the camp at Ayr. The Dumfries- shire Fencible Cavalry are on their route from York to Newcastle. Detachments from the Sutherland and Angus fenci- bles were sent to different places in Fife a few days ago. The departure of the division of Cinque Port Light Horse from Lauder, where they have for some time been stationed, is by the inhabitants much regretted, they having, during their day in that burgh, distinguish- ed themselves for regularity and polite behaviour. The following persons are indicted to stand trial be- fore the Circuit Court of Judiciary, to be held at Glasgow on the 19th inst. John Mason, smith, John Currie, wright, and John Steel, labourer, accused of obstructing the Deputy Lieu- tenants for the county of Dumbarton, while making up lists for the militia, at New or Easter Kilpatrick on the 25th ult. carrying off the session- books and lists in the schoolmaster's possession, breaking the windows of his house, and refusing to disperse after the reading of the riot act. Peter Graham, accused of theftuously carrying off from the callender of JOHN LINDSAY and company, Glasgow, sundry pieces of callicoes, cambrics, & c. while employed there, between the months of August 1796 and May last ; and Alexander Hunter, miner at Crossbasket, accused of the murder of JAMES AITON, mason and innkeeper in Hamilton, by fracturing his scull with a stone, on the evening of the JOth of April last. ___ On the 1st current, Mrs MACKENZIe of Mountgerald was safely delivered of a daughter. Mrs kinlOCH of Kinloch was safely delivered of a daugh- ter, on Tuesday the 5th current. On the 25th ult. the Lady of JAMES STEWART, Esq. of Carsin, was safely delivered of a son. Miss BEVERIDgE, daughter of the late Mr James Beve- ridge, writer in Edinburgh, died at Bathfield, on the 3d inst. Died at Glasgow, on Friday last, much regretted, Mrs MARy WIGHT, spouse of Mr William Taylor, merchant. Died, 0n the 26th ultimo, at his house at Little Ealing, Middlesex, ROBERT, the infant son of Francis Henderson, Esq. The following melancholy accident happened on Fri- day last :— Mr LINDSAY, Captain- Lieutenant and Sur- geon of the Roxburghshire Light Dragoons, on return- ing from Hunthill to Jedburgh, late in the evening, missed, as it is supposed, the high road, and in attempt- ing to cross Jed water, which was much swelled by the late rains, was unfortunately drowned. His horse came home on Saturday morning very wet, and with one of the stirrups broke. , The most diligent search was im- mediately made for Mr LINDSAY, without effect, until Sunday, when, at a distance of above five miles from the place where it is supposed he lost his life, his body was discovered by a boy, on the channel of the Tiviot, near Crailing Church. This unfortunate young gentle- man is the son of Dr LINDSAY of Jedburgh. He ar- rived very lately from Ireland, where his regiment is stationed, on a visit to his friends in this country. His untimely death is much and justly lamented. t hiGh court OF juSTiciary. Monday came on the trial of Thomas Urquhart, Deputy- postmaster of Orkney, and David Urquhart, his son, a boy of about sixteen years of age, charged with steal- ing or feloniously abstracting letters or packets, containing gold, bank notes, promissary notes, See. and of being guilty of falsehood and forgery. The libel states a number of articles of charge against the prisoners but as the LOrD ADVOCATE led evi- dence upon only three of these charges, and passed from the rest, it will be unnecessary to mention more than those upon which the evidence was led. The first article is, that the pannels did, some time in the year 1794, break open a letter written by James Fey, a seaman in the royal navy, addressed to his father James Fey in Stronsay, and did take therefrom a gui- nea note and half a guinea in gold ; and another letterv in the same year, likewise from James Fey to his fa- ther, containing one guinea in gold, or a bank note for that sum, was also broken open, and the money ab- stracted ; and that the said letter was, in consequence of a search by the Sheriff- substitute, found in the escru- tore of the said Thomas Urquhart. The second article is, that, on the 16th of Novem- ber 1795, May Griffin, residing in Wapping, having written a letter to Stephen Muir in Stronsay, to the care of John Linklater in Kirkwall, she inclosed in it an order for 5I. 5s. Sterling, dated Money- letter Office, General Post Office, November 16. 1795, signed Jo. Eele, payable at sight to the person named in the letter, and which order was required to be signed by the per son named in the letter ; but the letter was broke open, and the money abstradted by Tho. Urqahart. And on the first of December, Thomas Urquhart did counter- feit a receipt on the back of the said order, bearing to be the mark of Stephen Muir; and that the said order for 5I. 5s. was transmitted by Thomas Urquhart to the General Post Office, Edinburgh, as a part of the balance due by him to the revenue ; and that Thomas Urquhart. did, on the 7th Odtober 1796, write a letter from E- dinburgh jail, to John Trail, Esq. in Sandy, requesting him to pay the above 5I. 5s. to Stephen Muir, on his account. The third charge is, that on the 1st of March 1796, David Rutherfurd, spirit- dealer in Perth, having wrote a letter to Alexander Walter in Shapinshaw, inclosing a guinea note, the faid letter was also opened by one or other of Thomas or David Urquhart, and the note ab- stracted : And Alexander Walter having made enquiry with regard to the letter not having reached him, Tho- mas Urquhart, alleging that the letter had been de- stroyed by accident, delivered into the hands of Mr George Barry, minister of Shapinshaw, a guinea note, to be given to Alexander Walter. The indictment being read, Thomas Urquhart pled Not Guilty ; and David Urquhart pled Guilty, and sub- scribed his declaration. It was explained by the Court, that the acknowledge- ment of the son should extend to such acts of theft only as were charged against him. The LORD ADVOCATE observed, that though the young man had pled guilty, it did not preclude him from examining, in the course of the trial, such evi- dence as might substantiate the charge even against him. The Court found the libel against Thomas Urquhart relevant to infer the pains of law ; and allowed a proof of all facts and circumstances which might tend to ex- culpate or alleviate his guilt. The Jury, which was composed of the following gentlemen, was then sworn :— Francis Braidwood, upholsterer Thomas Henderson, merchant James Dewar, merchant Hector Gavin, engraver Samuel Gilmour, ropemaker Thomas Hotchkis, brewer John Sibbald, smith Archibald Campbell, Brewer. By vessels lately arrived at Hull from the continent, intelligence is received that the veteran Admiral de WINTER had requested to resign the command of the Dutch fleet, being disgusted with tht effeminacy and frivolity of the Officers under his command.— It is fur- ther reported, that when this fleet was ordered out to meet Admiral DUNCAN, the Officers sent most of their cloaths and valuables on shore, to prevent their falling into the possession of the enemy ; such was their dread of meeting our hardy and gallant countrymen. The Magistrates of Aberdeen conferred the freedom of that city on Capt. GREEN, for his gallant behaviour in beating off so superior force, as stated in a former paper. The Elizabeth of Lerwick, from Lerwick for Leith, JAMES DICK master, on Sunday the ift inst. left Ler- wick about eight in the evening, saw a brig and lugger standing to the W. S. W. Kinnaird's head then bearing E. N. E. distant about 20 leagues, supposed to be the same that attacked Capt. GREeN. CONVOYS, We have authority to say, that a convoy will sail with the trade for the Baltic on or about the 12th inst. We have also authority to say that the trade for the Nore will sail under convoy in the course of a few days. JEDBURGH— SEPT. 4. The Circuit Court of Judiciary was opened here on Saturday last the 2d current, by Lord ESKGROVE. Robert Shortreed, and Christian Henderson his spouse, were accused of stealing, from the pocket of Andrew Lillie horse- dealer, the sum of eighteen guineas in bank notes. The Advocate Depute redricted the libel to an arbitrary punishment. The assize having considered the evidence adduced, returned their verdict, finding the libel not proven, whereupon the pannels were assoil- zied and dismissed.:— No other business at this place. Thomas Smith, tinsmith David Milne, merchant John Howden, watchmaker Archibald Gilchrist, merchant John Hutchieson, merchant Thomas Campbell, merchant Francis Marshall, jun. merchant The first witness called was Robert Nicholson, Sheriff, substitute of Orkney, who deposed, that, in the month of July 1796, he had occasion to search the house of the pannel Thomas Urquhart, where he found two letters, the one addressed to Dr Balfour, the other to James Fey, which he identified ; that he found Dr Balfour's in a box in the office where letters are kept; that, on searching the box, he perceived Thomas Urquhart con- ceal the letter to Dr Balfour in his hand, and begged that the witness would drop it; that Dr Balfour's let- ter was sealed ; the other was open ; that the letter to Fey was concealed in an inner keeping of Thomas Urquhart's escrutore. Being shown a money- order, with a receipt on the back, the witness said, the writing on the back was very like the writing of the pannel Thomas Urquhart, which he had often occasion to see ; that, when he searched the pannel's house, the pannel seemed a good deal agitated, as well as when he emitted a declaration before the witness. Patrick Fotheringham, Sheriff- clerk depute of Orkney, who accompanied Mr Nicholson when he searched the pannel's house, concurred with him in finding the letters, which he also identified. James Fey, in Stronfay, swore he has a son a sailor, and cannot read writ. Being shown a letter, he said he knows nothing about it; that he got a letter from his son about three years ago, which was read to him by one of his neighbours ; that he got another letter from him last Martinmas, but never got any other, but he never had one farthing from him ; that he desired one James Taylor, who lives in Kirkwall, to call at the post- office for letters for him, who told the witness he called frequently. Being asked by the pannel's Counsel, if there were any other men of that name in the island of Stronsay who had sons abroad, he answered there were two men of that name in the island of Stronsay, but one of them never had any children, and the other was just married, James Taylor, boatman in Kirkwall, deposed he fre- quently called at the post- office to enquire if there were any letters for James Fey, but never got any, except one several years ago from a son of James's, who is since dead, May Griffin said she he lived in Wapping some time ago, and that she was desired by one James Muir to remit five guineas to his father Stephen Muir Orkney ; that she paid the money to one of the clerks of the letter- office, and got a draught for the money, which she inclosed in a letter, and addressed it to Stephen Muir, Kirkwall, and put it into the post office herself; that she got no answer for about a- year, when she wrote to Muir, who in answer informed her he had never received the money she spoke of. And be- ing shown a letter, says it is the same she wrote to Stephen Muir ; and also identified his letter in answer to her's ; that she carried Muir's letter to the post- office, when they showed her an order for the money with his mark' on the back of it ; that she said the re- ceipt was false, and got back the money. Isaac Eele, of the Money- letter Office, London, said he gives orders to so many different people, that he cannot recollect the order shewn him; that he re- members May Griffin the preceding witness calling on him, who said the money never came to hand ; the or- der was returned to the Office in London, in the ordi- nary course, as a voucher of payment. Edmund Barnes said be is clerk in the General Post- office, London, and that the order shewn him was transmitted from the Office at Edinburgh ; that May Griffin told him the money had not been received ; and upon shewing Stephen Muir's letter, the money was returned. Stephen Muir deposed he had a son of the name of James Muir, a seaman, and got some money about three years ago from him ; that he has received some letters from May Griffin, and wrote one in answer, the subscription to which is of his own writing. On being shewn the Order for the five guineas, swore the receipt on the back is not his work ; that he never signed by a mark; and he never received any money from Mr Urquhart, nor was he in Kirkwall the day the receipt is dated. Upon recollection, the subscription to the letter shewn is not of his writing. Robert Chalmers said he is letter- carrier in the Post- office, Kirkwall, but he never saw Stephen Muir; that he was a witness to the receipt for the five guineas, and was desired to put his name to it by Mr Urquhart— He said he did it innocently. William Young said he is a clerk in the General Post- office, Edinburgh, and the order of payment was transmitted by Mr Urquhart as the balance of an ac- count, and entered in the books ; that it is usual to transmit such orders to the Office in London ; that he has seen the hand- writing of Thomas Urquhart times without number, and the writing on the back of the order, to the best of his knowledge, is of his writing. Martin Moubray said he is principal clerk in the General Post- office of Edinburgh, and receives the money- orders in that office, and transmits them to Mr Barnes at London. Samuel Murray said, he succeeded Mr Urquhart as postmaster of Kirkwall; that he received a letter from Mr Barnes of the London office, containing the money order shewn him, and believes the receipt on the back to be of Thomas Urquhart's hand- writing, John Trail, Esq. of Westove, said he is acquainted with Thomas Urquhart; that he received a letter from Thomas Urquhart, after he was committed to Edin- burgh jail, requesting him to pay 5I. 5s. to Stephen Muir ; and if he did not pay it, to burn the letter, and keep the matter secret: If he paid it, he might caution Muir to secrecy— but he left that to his own discretion. David Rutherford, spirit dealer in Perth, swore, that he wrote a letter to his father- in- law in Orkney in the year 1796, in which he inclosed a guinea note; that some time after, he wrote another letter to his father- in- law, informing him of the remittance ; that his father- in- law wrote him, acquainting him he had not received the money, but in another letter he acknow- ledged he had got a guinea from Mr Barry, the mi- nister of Shapinshaw. Anne Walter, wife of the said David Rutherford, deponed, that on the 1st of March 1796, she saw her hus- band, the preceding witness, inclose a guinea note in a letter to her father in Orkney, which was afterwards paid him by Mr Barry, a minister. Alexander Walter, father of Anne Walter, deponed, that he received a letter some time ago, informing him that his son- in- law and daughter had transmitted a gui- nea to him in a letter, but the letter did not come to hand; that, by the advice of Mr Barry, he went to Kirkwall, and enquired of Mr Urquhart for the letter, who told him it would come, but it was not come yet; that he told Mr Barry that he had written a letter to his son- in- law, who said he would endeavour to get it for him, and he got a note from Mr Barry, but never received the letter. James Mainland in Kirkwall said, that William Walter shewed him a letter which informed him his fon in law had sent him a guinea note, but that he had not received it. George Barry, minister of Shapinshaw, remembers of Alexander Walter calling on him in the month of A- pril 1796, and mentioned a letter to him about money ; that the witness advised Walter to enquire at the post- master about it; that Walter returned, and told him there was no letter ; that the witness soon after wrote a letter to Mr Urquhart; that some short time after, Mr Urquhart called upon him himself; that the prisoner informed the witness, that Mrs Urquhart, with a child in her arms, having gone to the place where the letters were lying, the child took up some of the letters, and tore one of them to pieces, and among the pieces ( he observed something like the fragments of a note; but as it was a pity the man should lose it, Mr Urquhart gave the witness a note ; that the witness observed to the pannel, that the story was not very probable, but as the man had got the money, it did not signify Mr Barry delivered the note to Walter. Thomas Urquhart, minister of Rosskeen, said, he is acquainted with the prisoners ; that he had a con- versation with Thomas Urquhart in July 1796 ; that the prisoner told him a great misfortune had happened in his family last night— his eldest boy had opened a letter, containing 30I. to a merchant in Edinburgh, and that an enquiry was about to be made into it by the Office at Edinburgh ; that his son had transcribed the letter, put in the money, and transmitted it to the per son to whom it was addressed ; that he informed him his son had also opened a letter containing a guinea, ad- dressed to a man in the North, and that some of the young children had afterwards tore the letter ; and that Mr Urquhart told the witness he had given a guinea to Mr Barry, to give to the man ; that the pannel seemed much agitated, and asked the witness what he should do ; and the witness answered, that in a case of such consequence he could not advise him ; that at the de- sire of Thomas Urquhart, the witness carried the young man, David, with him to his house, where he remained two or three days, and then went aboard a ship for London ; that he thinks the receipt on the back of the money- order is of the hand- writing of the prisoner ; that the young man, David, is sixteen years of age.— Cross- examined, swore he asked David whether he was guilty with respect to the 30I. and he confessed he was he endeavoured to question him at other times, but he broke out into a flood of tears. James Riddoch deposed, that he is acquainted with the prisoner Thomas Urquhart, and that he was employed as a land waiter at Stromness; that the witness had some conversation with Mr Gilles, factor to Lord Ar madale, who said that Mr Urquhart, who had been talking about leaving the country, should not make his escape from Lord Armadale's house, but desired him to leave it. Edward Wishart said, that Mr Gillies desired the witness to put Thomas Urquhart aboard of a vessel with his boat, but that the witness refused, because it blew hard at the time. lord Armadale deposed that he had a factor of the name of Gillies ; that he had received two letters from Mr Gillies, informing him, that Mr Urquhart was stil going about; and that he came to his Lordship's house and intended leaving the country ; that Urquhart asked Gillies's advice, which he declined ; and that Urquhart left the house next morning. The evidence for the Crown was summed up, in a- speech of near two hours, by the LORD ADVOCATE, with his usual ability and candour ; and for the pannel, Thomas Urquhart, by the Hon. HENRY ERSKINE, who, as on all occasions, exerted his eminent talents in support of his unfortunate client. He spoke above two hours.— Lord SwiNTOn, as presiding Judge, re- Capitulated the evidence to the Jury, who were inclosed about one o'clock on Tuesday morning.; and at one afternoon returned a verdict, all in one voice findr ing the/ abstraction of the money contained in the letters addressed to James Fey proven against the pan- nel, Thomas Urquhart ; all in one voice finding the abstraction of the five guineas sent by May Griffin to Stephen Muir, proven against the pannel, Thomas Ur- quhart ; and, by a plurality of voices, finding the ab- raction of the guinea note contained in the letter sent by David Rutherford to Alexander Walter, proven a- gainst the pannel Thomas Urquhart— And, all in one voice, finding David Urquhart guilty, in consequence of his judicial confession ; but earnestly recommended him to his Majesty's mercy. The Court sentenced both prisoners to be executed at the common place of execution in this city on Wed nesday the 18th of Octobcr next. Counsel for the Crown, the Lord Advocate, the Solicitor General, and Mr David Boyle ; agent, Mr William Beveridge— For Thomas Urquhart, the Hon. Henry Erskine ; for David Urquhart, Mr David Mo- nypenny ; agent, Mr James Skinner. The trial lasted about fifteen hours. The Court was uncommonly crowded, and the audience seemed much affected by the appearance of a father and son at the bar, the exculpation of one of whom necessarily tended to criminate the other. Price of oatmeal in Edinburgh market— best, lid. 2d, iOjd.— 3d, iod. MID LOTHIAN MILITIA. THE Deputy Lieutenants of this County have issued Intimations in the respective Districts of the Places and Times, as under, when they and the Justices of the Peace meet in each district, for the sole purpose of correcting the Lists of persons to be balloted for the Militia, as made up by the schoolmasters and other proper officers, in terms of the act of parliament; at which Meetings every person who may think himself improperly returned in said List, will have an oppor- tunity of craving his name to be expunged from the list., Of which all concerned are hereby notified, N. B.— The name of every person returned as fit to be bal- loted for, is ordered by the Act of Parliament to be put upon the church door the Sunday preceding the district Meeting, in order that every person may be notified of his being returned in the list ; and that every return shall be made with fairness and impartiality— And, therefore, it, is unnecessary for any perfon to attend the Meeting, but such as think themselves aggrieved by the list returned. Cramond, West part of South and North Leith, North part of St Cuthbert's lying north of the Corstor phine road, inveresk, Newton, Libberton, Duddingston, Dalkeith, Corstorphine, West part of St Cuthbert's lying between Corstorphin and Slateford roads, Borthwick, Temple, Carrington, Newbuttle, Cockpen, Collington, Currie, South part of St Cuthbert's,< lying fouth of Slateford road and Edinburgh, At Canonmills, on Friday the 8th September inst. between 9 and 10 o'clock forenoon. 1 At Dalkeith, on Friday the 8th > September instant between 9 1 and 10 o'clock forenoon. At Corftorphine, on Tuefday the 12th September inftant, between 9 and to o'clock fore- noon. At Cockpen, on Tuesday the 1 ith September inst between 9 and 10 o'clock forenoon. At Young's, Bruntsfield Links, on Friday the 15th of Sep- tember instant, between 9 and 10 o'clock forenoon. Herriot, Stow, Kirknewton, East Calder, Ratho, Glencorse, Pennycuick, Lasswade, Fala, Crichton, Cranston, Mid Calder, West Calder, L At Bankhouse, on Friday 15th September instant, between 9 ( (_ and 10 o'clock forenoon. ' f At Ratho, on tuesday 19th Sep- tember instant,- between 9 and (_ 10 o'clock forenoon, f At Rossin. oti Tuesday 19th Sep- s tember instant, between 9 and ( 10 o'clock forenoon. At Path- head, 0n Friday 22< i September instant, between 9 ( and 10 o'clock forenoon, r At Mid Calder, on Friday 22nd < September instant, between a and 10 o'clock forenoon. THE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NEW & IMPROVED GAZETTEER, Are respectfully informed, THAT as a very great Number of Subscribers are appearing in all quarters, they are under the necessity of delaying the publication of No. 11. till Saturday the 13d curt, in order that the number of the impression may be exactly as- certained. The Publishers gratefully acknowledge the receipt of several letters and communications, which they highly respect, and will attend to; and they fully hope to complete at least a more comprehensive and correct Gazetteer than any hitherto pu- blished. BROKE PRISON THIS MORNING, AND ESCAPED FROM JUSTICE, MILLESIUS RODERICK MACCUILLIN, an Irishman, confined in Paisley Jsil, and indicted to stand trial before the next Circuit Court at Glasgow, for a For- gery on the Paisley Banking Company, JOHN TAYLOR, Journeyman Weaver, in Paisley, charged with House- breaking and Robbery, and JAMES BROWN, Haberdasher in Paisley, confined for Debt. MACCUILLIN is about 10 years of age, speaks in the Irish accent, is about five feet five or six inches high, sallow com- plexion, dark eyes, round faced, has rather the appearance of a foreigner.— He was dressed in a blue coat, with a red neck, light pantaloons, and half boots. A reward of ONE HUN- DRED GUINEAS is offered by the Paisley Banking Company to any person or persons who shall apprehend him, and lodge him in any sure prison, to be paid by Adam Keir, cashier to the said Company. JOHN TAYLOR is about 2o years of age, five feet six inches high, fair complexion, dressed in a long blue coat, swaggers much in his walk. A Reward of TEN GUINEAS is offered for apprehending him, to be paid by Edward Jamieson, Pro- curator Fiscal for the shire of Renfrew, upon conviction. JAMES BROWN is about 16 years of age, five feet ten inches high, pock- pitted, grey- ey'd. slender made, dressed in a light coat. A Reward of TWENTY GUINEAS is offered by the Magistrates of Paisley, to be paid on his being secured. Paisley, September 6, 1797 FARM TO LET. GREENBANK, in the parish of West Church, only two miles distant from Edinburgh. It consists of a- bout 122 acres of arable land, and will be let for nineteen years — the entry to be at the separation of the present crop from the ground. Offers will be received by Thomas Trotter, W. s. and kept secret, if desired-— These must comprehend a boll of wheat and a boll of barley per acre, the remainder to be . a money. The servants the farm will shew it. DUBI. IN— Sept. 1. Tuesday night, Mr Justice SWAN, and a squadron of the Ligonier horse, went out to the nighbourhood of Crumlin, which of late has been much infested with freebooters, and about three o'clock on Wednesday morning, arrested, upon information, a labouring man named Doogan, whom they apprehended in bed, charged with being concerned in the recent robberies in that quarter. He was placed on horseback behind one of the party of Ligoniers, while they scoured the Greenhills, and all the country round about, for many miles, in search of those nocturnal plunderers who have lately commit- ted great outrages in that vicinity. A few nights ago, a man servant belonging to Capt. ARCHER of Rathmines, was stopped in the town of Crumlin ( adjacent to which he has the care of some land for his master), by two men named M'Daniel, the father and son, of the same place, in order to rob him of some money which they had come to a know- ledge he had about him. The poor man making great resistance, they fhockingly maltreated him, and pro- bably would have put a period to his life, had not his cries alarmed and brought out some of the inhabitants. The above M'Daniels are noted offenders, and had been lately apprehended for threatening the life of Mr pURCELL of Crumlin, but were discharged on enter- ing bail for their good behaviour before Justice WINDER The gang of plunderers who have made their ap- pearance of late in the neighbourhood of Crumlin, Mount Venus, & c. it is believed, are of the same knot to which Wakely belonged, who was hanged at Bray on Saturday last, and the others who met a similar fate at Wicklow ; they call themselves United Irishmen merely to favour their schemes of depredation. wheat This gang, before it was thinned by justice, we hear, jj j consisted of about forty ruffians, who were all arm ed, having mostly each a blunderbuss and a pistol.— When the party of it attacked Mrs DEEVES'S house at Crumlin, a few nights ago, they had their faces blackened, and ten were stationed at the outside, while twelve entered the house, who had very good informa tion relative to the family, and knew she had three vi- sitors in the house. The first question they asked Mrs DIEVES was, had she not a thoufand pounds in the house ?" she declared she had not, nor any large sum ; they then demanded to know minutely how much she had in the place, saying they must have money to relieve their suffering brethren in - confinement. Mrs D. assured them she had but a few pounds ; they demanded she should go on her knees and swear to what cash was in it; but being a Quaker, she refused, saying she would not bend her knee to any being but GOD, though she might lose her life for not complying, and offered them her keys. Damn your keys, replied the ruffians, and one of them knocked open her desk with a sledge, and they took thereout a few pounds in cash. They then rob bed Mr WATSON, her brother, who lay in the house and two young men. The latter had the presence of mind to secret all the money they had, save two gui- neas and a half, between the matress and the bed which escaped the plunderers, though they searched under the bed. Mr WATSON, we hear, begged of these depreda- tors to leave him his watch, saying it was worth but little, but having had it for forty- six years, he had a great regard for it. The villains held a small council upon this request ;— but two that were for pillaging the house of every thing over- ruled the consideration. They had a muster when quitting the house, in the manner of the military on guard, by calling out No 1, 2, 3, & c. and one that was a leader cautioned the rest to keep themfelves sober, as they knew they had two other houses to visit that night. On Friday the 25th ult. the brig Swan, Captain Richardson, of Kirkcudbright, lying in Tarff water, and loaded with lime, took fire; by which accident one set of sails, the quarter- deck, bulk heads, ceiling, and main- mast were destroyed, and the fore- mast and other rigging much damaged ; and it was not until the 28th that she was got discharged, and the fire totally extinguished.— Fortunately no lives were lost. On Wednesday last one of the fishing boats belonging to Auchmithie was overset, in endeavouring to outrun some of the other boats ; one man was lost ; the rest of the crew were fortunately picked up. This ought to be a caution to others in similar situations. Friday se'ennight two children, fons of Mr WOOD carpenter, of Rodborough, Gloucestershire, the one eleven, the other nine years of age, took an old gun loaded with slugs, to shoot a rabbit; the eldest let off the gun, and the contents went through the brother's head, and killed him on the spot. Monday morning a boy, apprentice to a saddler at the West Port, firing a rusty barrel of a pistol, only at- tached to a stick with a wedge, and overloaded with powder and slug, it recoiled so forcibly as to separate from the stick, broke his breast bone, and went about two inches into his breast, where it stuck. He was carried to the Infirmary. Tuesday last, at Dunse fair, there was a larger quan- tity of black cattle than has been for some years past. They were mostly all sold at good prices, but not so high as was expected.— The sale of horses was very dull. AGRICULTURE, Vc.— ENGLAND. REPORT FOR AUGUST. The Corn Harvest throughout the island, we are concerned to state, is generally unpromising : scarce a district but has suf- fered severely by the blight or mildew ; and the incessant rains have added to the calamity, by spearing a considerable part of the best Wheats, which, in many counties, still remain on the ground.. The country markets are rapidly advancing, particu- larly for old samples i the New Wheats already threshed out have risen very moderately, and are lean, and coarse : the late- ness of harvesting has added a fortnight's further consumption of the old stock so that, should the new corn come from the flail slowly, which it is feared will be the case, the London market must, for some time at least, be scantily supplied. The Oats and Barley, which are, on the average, large in bulk, have suffered much from the severity of the weather; but few samples of the former will be bright, and the latter must prove coarse, and not of a good malting quality.— Beans, Pease, and Tares, are a better general crop than was expected.— The Rye, though far from being strong, proves light in the ear.— The plants of Clover, for feed, promise a fair crop in very few places; in the home counties they are thin, and the heads much infected by the maggot.— the young Clovers are every where plentiful, and thriving— Turnips are good plants, particularly in Norfolk and Suffolk : in Essex and Kent they have partially failed.— The latter- math Hay, in the vicinity of London, has suffered by the rain as much as the first produce. The Fallows, except those under superior husbandry, are fouler than we remember to have seen them for many seasons past.— The Hop plantations, which are about to commence picking, will fall very short of the estimated duty; the lower branches of the bine, even in the most promising grounds, are found totally defective.— The Wool trade has rather declined from last month's prices — Smithfield continues but scantily supplied with good meat of any kind; and therefore the prices of all are rather higher than in our last month's report.— Lean cattle are even dearer in proportion than the fat stock.— Sheep and Lambs are somewhat more reasonable.— Horses are still so cheap, that those of an inferior quality are not saleable at any price.— Morning Herald. , AnOTHER REPORT. The unsettled and stormy weather which has continued du- ring the whole of the month, diminishes much of the favour- able opinion given in our last, relative to the ultimate produce of the harvest. Our reports from North Britain state, that little or no Grain has yet been cut, except a few patches of Polish and Dutch Oats; and that the greater part of the Wheats, and latter sown Bar- leys, are so lodged, or laid, as to promise a very light produce. In the northern districts of South Britain, the Wheat and Oats are generally esteemed a short crop, and the Barley a good one : Perhaps, indeed, the same conclusion may be formed respecting the crops of the whole island. We have, however, the satisfac- tion to state, that, in the midland and southern counties, the harvest is described as very forward, and very abundant. Much of the early Grass, Clovers, & c. were materially in- jured, and considerable quantities reduced even to a caput mor- tuum, by the long exposure to the series of wet weather. On the backward cold grounds, the farmer has however been more fortunate, and the crops of those articles have proved so good, that, 011 the whole, a reduction of price may be expected. Turnips, except in some parts of North Britain, and in cold soils, wear universally the most promifing appearance. In Kent, the Hops possess a most promising aspect. The Apples, in this county, were destroyed by an early blight. Wheat, in consequence of the unfavourable continuance of the weather, has advanced in the markets : In Mark- lane, the last market- day, it experienced a rise of upwards of 3s. The average of England and Wales, by the last return, is, for wheat, JJs. 3d. for barley, 15s. 8d. The prices of Cattle and Sheep continue stationary. In Smith- field, Beef averages from 3s. 6d. to 4s. id. per stone of 8 lb. and Mutton from 3s. 8d. to 4s. id.— Monthly Magazine. T1 DAY OF SALE ALTERED. To be SolD by public voluntary roup, within the house of Wil- liam M'Calla, vintner in Carnwath, upon' Friday the 19th day of September 1797, between the hours of 12 and 2, THE Upper Part of the LANDS of STOB- WOOD ( which was possessed by John Wallace about eight years ago, at the yearly rent of L. 27), situated in the parish of Carnwath, shire of Lanark, and within a mile of Wilsontown iron works. The lands are out of lease, and capable of great improvement. Any person wishing to make a private purchase, or to be in- formed of particulars, may apply to John Black the proprietor, at Stobwood; or to Thomas Russel, writer in Edinburgh, be- fore the day of sale. PITTENCRIEFF FOR SALE. THESE Lands lie in the county of Fife, in the vi- cinity of the populous town of Dunfermline. The pre- sent free rent is about Iiool. per ann. The elegant and beautiful situation of this estate is so well known, as to require neither description nor embellishment in an advertisement. Part or the whole of the price may remain in a purchaser's hands for some time. ALSO TO BE SOLD, The SUPERIORITY of the LANDS of EAST BALD RIDGE, in the same county, paying a feu- duty of 35I. Sterling, and 21 bolls barley; together with the SUPERIORITY of the LANDS of BLACKBURN, and the Inns of Inverkeithing— together making up a Freehold Qualification 0n the valued rent. The rentals of the lands and farther information will be ob- tained by applying to John Taylor, W. S.— or Robert Scotland Dunfermline. * AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN, PER QUARTER, TOR ENGLAND AND WALES WEEK ENDED AUG. 26. Oatmeal per boll of 140 Ibt. Avoirdupois, 333. 8d. AVERAGE PRICE OF SUGAR, Computed from the Returns in the week ending Aug. 30. 1797* is 64s. oi. per cut. exclusive of tbe Importation Duty. BANKRUPTS. John Chappell and Joseph Prattcn younger of St Philip and Jacob, Gloucester, tanners. John Stephens of the city of Bristol, broker. Wm. Reid and Peter Macdonald of Moorfields, Middlesex, handkerchief- manufacturers. Tulip Mewburn of Newcastle- upon- Tyne, spirit- merchant. CORN EXCHANGE— SEpT. 4. Our supply of Wheat this morning was but small, and prices experienced a further advance, though the sale was not brisk especially towards the latter end of the market. Fine Barley was very scarce and dearer, best samples reached 28s. and 28s. 6d. and fine Malt is in some demand. Fine Boiling and Hog Peafe still continue scarce, and are in great demand; and good Hard Beans sold rather dearer, al- though we had a pretty many at market. We had but few arrivals of fresh Oats, yet the sale was heavy and prices about 6d. per quarter lower, having few buyers.— Rye is dearor. CURRENT PRICES.' SEQUESTRATIONS, & c. Creditors of James Slight, soap- maker in Lugton, to meet in the Royal Exchange Coffeehouse, Edinburgh. 4th October 12 noon, to give instructions to Charles Sanderson, mason in Dalkeith, the trustee— Claims to be lodged betwixt and May 4. Daniel Rankine, haberdasher in Glasgow— Creditors to meet in the Tontine Tavern, Glasgow, 14th September, at 12 noon to chuse a factor; and at same place and hour, 3d October, to chuse a trustee. States of the affairs of James Carlisle, grocer in Edinburgh, lie with Thomas Steuart, merchant in Leith, till 15th October when the first dividend will be paid at his counting- room. SHIP NEwS. Countess of Bute, Hay, Is arrived at Newfoundland, from the Clyde. Fife Packet, Gillies, and Evander, M'Arthur, at Liverpool, from do. Carron, Watt, at London, from Grangemouth. Samuel, Johnston. at Demeraray, from the Clyde. L'Esperance, Williams, at Trinidad, from Martinique. ELSINEUR, AUGUST 22. 1797. 21. Duchess of York, Halket, from Petersburgh, for Leith, sundries All the vessels mentioned in our last remain— Wind N. W. The Friendship, Capt. Wm. Bell, of and for London, from Petersburg, with goods, was lost on Neekman's Ground ( to the gulph of Finland), on the 19th ult. crew saved, but little hopes of saving the cargo. ' ARRIVED AT STROMNESS, August 18. Brothers, Marshall, from Davis's Straits, for Hull, six fish.— zl. Lynx, Banks, from ditto, for Whitby, ditto.— 14. Molly, Ander- son, from Tain, for Thurso, oak- bark— 16. Thomas, Irvine, from Newcastle, coals— Fortitude, Campbell, from Dumbarton, ballast— 17 Lynx, Lazinby, from Oniga, for Bristol, deals. ARRIVED AT LEITH, Sept. 4. Fortitude, Stevenson, from Inverness, grain— Nelly, Patterson from Lossemouth, do.— 5. William and Elisabeth, Munro, from Kirk- wall, kelp— Fanny, White, from London, goods.— 6. Speedwell, Crich- ton, from Aberdeen, ditto— Berwickshire Packet, Ramsay, from Lon- don, ditto— Unity, Carter, from Stockton, ditto. SAILED, Providence, Brown Ann's Increase, Bishop ; and William, Patton, for Glasgow, goods— Friendship, Milne, and Nicolas, Wilson, for Aberdeen ditto Lady Leys, Lyon, for Hull, ditto— Russell, Raith, for Montrose. ditto— London Packet, Molley, and Roxburgh Packet, Taylor, for London, ditto— Beaufoy, Huntly, for Guernsey, ditto. Errat.— In Courant of Saturday last, in the Sale of Lands in Argyll and Ayrshire', 7th line from bottom, in place of " Mr Colin Campbell, writer in Inveraray, who will direct them to proper persons for shewing," See.— read, " John Campbell, te- nant in Ashfield, or Alexander Campbell, woodkeeper there who will shew," & c. AT LEITH, FOR LONDON, The Union Shipping Company's Smack THE BERWICKSHIRE PACKET JOHN RaMSAy Master, Will take in goods till Saturday afternoon, at o'clock, when she will positively sail. Union Shipping Company's Office, Leith, Sept. 7. 1797. SALE OF LANDS IN THE COUNTIES OF PEEBLES AND SELKIRK. To be. SOLD by public roup, within John's Coffeehouse in Edin- burgh, on Monday the 20th of November 1797, at six o'clock afternoon, THE Lands and others under mentioned, in the Lots following, viz. r. The LANDS of EASTERBOLD and SCROGBANK with the Mill and Mill Lands, possessed by Robert Ballantyne lying on the banks of the Tweed, in tbe parish of Traquair and county of Peebles, containing 1455 English acres, whereof a considerable part is good arable land, and the rest fine sheep pasture. 2. The LANDS of DOUGLASCRAIG, as possessed under a liferent tack to a person now upwards of fourscore, contain- ing 1250 English acres, lying in the parish of Yarrow and county of Selkirk. 3. The LANDS of BLACKHOUSE and GARLAW CLEUGH, lying in the same parish and county, and contain ing 4104 English acres. These two last lots are remarkably fine sheep farms, consist- ing of the best pasture, and uncommonly well sheltered. All the three hold of the Crown, and each will have a freehold qualification. The whole will be shewn by the respective tenants, or by John Thomson at Traquair House; and offers in writing may be transmitted to Andrew Steuart, jun. writer to the signet Edinburgh, who has power to conclude a private bargain be twixt and the day of sale. faRM OF KINUDIE TO LET. To be LET, for such a term of years as may be agreed upon, and entered to at the reparation of the present crop, THE FARM and PIGEON- HOUSE of KI- NUDIE, situated in the parish and neighbourhood of Auldearn and shire of Nairn. This farm contains about 120 Scots acres, mostly arable ; it is sheltered by surrounding plan- tations, and in the course of being completely inclosed hv th- proprietor; it abounds in shell marle, which, by a judicious ro- tation, is found to produce heavy crops; it is well calculates for the turnip husbandry, and, having a command of water, it will make an excellent depositation for a dealer in cattle. The lands are in the highest condition, the farm having lately open- ed by the death of the late tenant. The mansion- house and offices are new, and well suited to the farm ; ard although high melioration was paid by the proprietor, he agrees to sink that money for encouraging an industrious and exemplary te- nant. Offerers for this farm will have an opportunity of see- ing it, by applying to David Wilson, overseer at Kinsteary by Nairn, who will transmit their sealed proposals to the proprie- tor— these must be lodged on or before the 12th October, as the set will then take place, and such proposals as are not ac- cepted of shall, if desired, be concealed. SALE OF LANDS IN EAST LOTHIAN. To be SOLD by public roup, within the Royal Exchange Cof- feehouse, Edinburgh, upon Wednesday the 13th September 1797, between the hours of two and three o'clock, if not sold sooner by private bargain, THE LANDS of MOREHAM MAINS, with the teinds and pertinents, lying within the barony and parish of Moreham, constabulary of Haddington, and sheriff- dom of Edinburgh. These lands hold blench of the Crown; they consist of 620 English acres, all arable, except about 45 acres under wood, of which part is full grown and valuable. The lands are completely inclosed and subdivided with stone dykes or hedges, and the inclosures well watered. The situa- tion- is extremely favourable, being within two English miles of Haddington. Coal and limestone have lately been discovered in the lands, and are now working to advantage; and from their situation,. being seven miles to the eastward of any going coal in Scot- land, they promise to become extremely valuable. A purchaser may have immediate access to the natural pos- session of the whole lands, except 60 acres under lease for ten years, and the price will not be payable till Martinmas 1798 at the soonest. The title- deeds, which are clear, with the articles of sale, are in the hands of David Balfour, writer to the signet, to whom, or to the proprietor, at Moreham, by Haddington, ap- plication may be made for further particulars. FARMS IN FIFESHIRE. To be LET for such a number of years as may be agreed upon, and entered to at Martinmas 1798, THE MAINS FARM of KILCONQUHAR, with the MILL FARM and MILL of the same, and Acredale Lands, consisting of nearly 300 acres, 200 acres of which are well inclosed, partly with done and lime dykes, and partly with ditch and hedge. The soil of these lands is equal to any in the country; there are about 120 acres of rich carse land on a channel bottom, and about 180 acres of rich land adapted for barley and green crop. The above is one of the best and most eligible farms in that part of the country, and lies within a mile of the sea port town of Ely, and in the vicinity of the sea port towns of Pittenweem and Anstruther. There is a very complete Steading lately built upon the Mains Farm, and 011 the Mill Farm a suitable Steading. There is a considerable thirlage attached to the Mill. They may be let in one or two farms, as may be agreed upon, the whole lying contiguous; coal and lime in the neighbourhood ; a threshing machine, with a constant sup- ply of water, may he erected on the premises ; and there is likewise a full supply of the best spring water for a Bleach- field. A considerable part of the rent may be converted into a grassum. As several people have been enquiring about the above Farms who have not had time to look at them, offers will be continued to be received till Martinmas next. For particulars apply to the proprietor at Kilconquhar- House, by Colinsburgh, or to John Scott Lindesay, writer, at Mr Tod's George's Square, Edinburgh, who will receive proposals, which shall be kept secret, if required. ARGYLFSHIRE. — THE valuable ESTATE of CRAIGNISH, forming a beautiful peninsula near the mouth of the Crinan Canal, is TO BE SOLD, Together or in lots, by private bargain or public roup, as shall be afterwards particularly advertised. There is a commodious Mansion- house, consisting of an old castle and modern addition, an elegant court of offices, and garden stocked with fruit trees, & c. In situation, soil, and otherwise, this property is distinguish- ed by very superior advantages. The title- deeds, plan, and rental, will be seen by applying to Alexander Keay accountant, George Street, or James Campbell W. S. St Andrew's Square. LANDS IN THE PARISH OF TANNADICE AND COUNTY OF FORFAR. To be SOLD, together or separately as purchasers incline, the time and place to be mentioned in a future advertisement, THE FARMS of MURRIEHILLOCK and MARKHOUSE HOWMUIR, BARNYARDS, CRAIG- HALL, and OVER BALGILLS, containing about 670 acres of fine arable land, 67 acres pasture, and 382 acres of muir. These lands lie all contiguous, are pleasantly situated in a fine sporting country, bounded on the south by the river South- esk, and on the north by the Noran, a fine trouting stream.— The lands hold of the Crown, and are valued in the cess books at 6661. 13s. 4d. Scots; are at present low rented, extremely improveable, and situated at no great distance from manure, being six mites from Forfar, five from Brechin, and five from Kirriemuir The new turnpike road from Forfar to Brechin passes through the lands. Persons desirous of further information may apply to Mr Carnegie, the proprietor, at Balnamoon, near Brechin, or to Alexander Ritchie, town- clerk of Brechin. JUDICIAL SALE OF CULROSS, WITH COAL & SALT WORKS, & EXTENSIVE FOREST, & c. THE ESTATE of CULROSS, lying in the neighbourhood of the burgh of Culross and shire of Perth, pleasantly situated on the Frith of Forth, with the Coal and Salt Works, and extensive Forest of Culross, & c. are to be ex- posed to public sale by auction, within the Parliament or New Session House of Edinburgh, by authority of the Lords of Coun- cil and Session, on Wednesday the 15th day of November 1797, betwixt the hours of four and six afternoon, in the Lots and at the upset prices following, viz. LOT I— The LANDS and ESTATE of CULROSS, con- sisting of upwards of 500 acres of arable ground, besides some muir ground, at the upset price of L. II, 624, 56. 5d. being 26 years purchase of the' proven free rental, indc 1,. II, 624 5 5 LOT II.— The FOREST & FOREST LANDS of CULROSS, consisting of betwixt 700 and 800 acres of planting, of which there are near 400 acres 40 years old, fit for immediate cutting, at the upset price of - - 16,34* O 8 Lor III. — The ABBAY or MANSION- HOUSE of CULROSS ( which is an elegant * building of excellent workmanship, command- ing a most extensive view of the Frith of Forth and surrounding country), with the Wood and Woodlands in the neighbourhood thereof— Gar- den, containing upwards of six acres— Sundry Feu- duties payable for houses in and about the town of Culross— Right of Fishing with eleven cruives at Langannat— and right of cutting Sea- Ware on the shore opposite to the house— to- gether with an Aisle in the Church, and Family Burial Place— at the upset price of Lot IV.— The COAL and SALT WORKS of CULROSS, Coalliers and Salters Houses, Salt Pans, & c.. and a number of Cast Iron Pipes, and other Apparatus belonging to these works, at the upset price of - - - LOT V.— The Right of Patronage of the Pa- rish Church of Culross, at - , - _ _ All as more particularly specified in the prepared state of the process of ranking and sale, and printed memorial and abstract thereof; copies of which will be furnished to intending pur- chasers by Robert Watson writer, Park Street, agent in the sale ; and the articles of roup, judicial rental, and plans of the premises, are to be seen in the office of Mr Bruce, depute- clerk of Session. The lands having for several years past been under the ma- nagement of a judicial factor, whose powers as to granting leases are limited to three years, a considerable rise of rent may be expected. The forest is in a thriving condition, and, from its vicinity to the Frith of Forth, the produce can be easily transported. The manfion- house, offices, and garden, with the wood and woodland adjoining thereto, are well adapted for the residence of a genteel family; and the coal and salt works may be car- ried on to a very considerable advantage. The estate holds partly of the Crown, and partly of sub- ject superiors. The teinds are valued, and all exhausted by the stipends allocated and payable to the present ministers. The tenants will show the lands, and the gardener will show the mansion- house and garden. For further particulars application may be made to Mr Watson, Park Street. N. B. Sir Charles Preston of Valleyfield having been found entitled to redeem the lands of Kirkbrae, a small pendicle of the estate, on payment of L. 307,13s. 4d. a proportional deduc- tion will be made from the price of lot 1. as Kirkbrae is in- cluded in the cumulo valuation of that lot. sALE OF LANDS IN THE COUNTY OF LANARK, Which was formerly Adjourned. To be SOLD by public auction, on Monday the 16th day o October 1797, within the Royal Exchange Coffeehouse, E- dinburgh, between the hours of fix and feven afternoon, t THE Forty- six Shilling and Eight- penny Land of old extent of KYPE, with the Teinds thereof, lying in the parish of Strathaven and county of Lanark. These lands lie contiguous, and consist of about 258 acres, mostly arable ground. They yield L. 113 of rent, and are let to substantial tenants upon tacks for 19 years from Martinmas 1788. They hold of a subject superior for yearly payment of 33. 4d. Ster- ling of feu- duty. These lands will be shown upon applying to Mr Andrew Dykes at St Bride Chapel; and the title- deeds, articles of roup, and plan of the lands may be seen in the hands of Craufurd Tait, writer to the signet, Park Place, Edinburgh. LANDS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF MOFFAT, DUMFRIES SHIRE. To be SOLD by public voluntary roup, within the CofFeehouse, Dumfries, upon Wednesday the 25th of October 1797, be- tween the hours of six and seven afternoon, THOSE PARTS OF THE LANDS OF FRENCH- LAND, in tbe parish of Moffat, and county of Dum- fries, called Roger's- Muir and Baplaw Parks, lying contiguous to each other, and close by the town of Moffat, consisting of three parks, one on the north side, and the other two on the south side of the high road leading from Moffat to Selkirk, all presently possessed by Mr James Rae, as subtenant to Mr Little. ! They will be exposed in the two following lots: LOT I.— The PARK upon the north side of said road, con- taining 13 acres and 2 roods. LOT 11— The TWO PARKS on the south side of said road, containing nearly 52 acres. These parks are all or mostly arable, and well inclosed.— They afford excellent situations for building upon ; and their vicinity to the town of Moffat and the mineral well, renders them the more valuable. They are under a 19 years lease to Mr Little, which expires at Whitsunday 1801, at a rent of L. 20, but have been subset by him at a much higher rent.— they are held blench of a subject superior, who is entitled to no competition for the entry of either heirs or singular succes- sors.— They pay no stipend, and there is an heritable right to tke teinds, which are valued. The title- deeds, which are clear, with the current lease and articles of roup, are in the hands of Andrew M'Whinnie, writer in Edinburgh, to whom any person desirous of further information may apply. 9003 4 i 2i 59 19 1 400 LANDS IN RENFREWSHIRE FOR SALE. To be SOLD by public voluntary roup, within the Tontine Ta- vern, Glasgow, on Wednesday the 11th day of October 1797, at 12 o'clock noon, THE Twenty- four Shilling & Eight- penny Land of ARTHURLIE and HODGEGLEN, and Thirteen Shil- ling Land of WRAES, being all parts of the Five- merk Land of Arthurlie ; also the Lands of Hodgeland, and 13 Acres of West Arthurlie, all lying in the parish of Neilston and shire of Ren- frew. These lands consist of 196 acres Scots measure, and lie in a populous and manufacturing neighbourhood, about 6 miles from Glasgow, 3 from Paisley, and one from Neilston.— The present rent is about L. 300 Sterling; but as upwards of 60 acres of the lands are only let from year to year in grass, and some of the leases of the other parts are near expiring, a very considerable rise of rent may be expected.— There are two good mansion- houses on the lands, besides farm- houses. The whole lands will first be offered to sale in one Lot, and if they do not go off, they will then be exposed in the following lots, Xiz. LOT 1. These parts of the LANDS of ARTHURLIE, lying to the northward of the farm of Newhouse, possessed by Robert Spreuil, and including the foresaid 13 acres of West Arthurlie. This lot consists of about 89 acres, and includes the Village of Newtoun Raldon, and Duties payable therefrom.— The ground adjoining to this village may be feued to advantage.— The mansion- house of Arthurlie, which is situated in this lot, along with the garden, and near 30 acres of land, are at present out of lease, and above 30 acres more are only let in grass for crop 1798. LOT II. The MANSION- HOUSE of SPRINGHILL, and PARKS about the same, formerly called Hodgeland and Hodgeglen, with the FARM of NEWHOUSE, possessed by Robert Spreuil.— This lot consists of about 58 acres, all arable and pleasantly si- tuated.— There are above two acres of thriving plantations on this lot.— The mansion- house, offices, garden, and about six acres of land are at present out of lease, and above 10 acres more are only let in grass for crop 1798. The farm of New- house is possessed on a tack, of which 9 years are yet to run, af- ter which a considerable rise of rent may be expected. LOT III. The LANDS of WRAES, possessed by Allan Pollock, on a lease of which 17 years are yet to run, and consisting of about 48 acres. The title- deeds, together with a plan and measurement of the lands, are in the custody of William Patrick, W. S. Edin- burgh, to whom, or to the proprietor, at Hugh Crawford's, Esq. merchant, Greenock, persons wishing for further expla- nations, or to conclude a private bargain previous t' the of sale, may apply. Mr Allan Pollock of Nether Autburlie, at Nielston, will show the lands. N. B.— If agreeable to the purchaser, a part of tbe purchase money will be allowed to remain for some time in his hand EDINBURGH : Printed by DAVID RAMSAY, Old Fishmarket Close— every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday— PRICES, 3l. 18s. per annum called for— 4l. delivered in town— 4l. 4s. sent by post
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