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Date of Article: 18/05/1789
Printer / Publisher: David Ramsay 
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The Edinburgh Evening Courant. No. 11,079.] WANTS A PLACE, APERSON qualified as a Factor and Overseer of a large estate— understands improving, labour- ing, and laying out land to the best advantage— and ma- nagement of cattle, as well as buying and selling— can give proper recommendations and security for his intromissions. For further particulars apply to Mr Moir, writer to the Signet Edinburgh. Not to be repeated. MONEY WANTED. ALOAN of L. 1ooo, at 4* per Cent, wanted at the present term, or betwixt and Lammas, upon a conveyance to an heritable security over a considerable e- state not for from Edinburgh. The money can be very rea- dily got from the debtor at pleasure— but the security is Co good, that it was thought a pity to take it up at this time. Apply to George Watson writer, St Andrew's Street. WANTeD TO borrow, IMMEDIATELY, FivE Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, or L. 6000, on undoubted Heritable security, at four and a half per cent. The money may be in the borrower's hand for some years, upon regular payment of the interest in Edinburgh. For further particulars apply to Mr Alexander Maclum, writer in Edinburgh. STIRLINGSHIRE. AT the Annual Meeting fixed by Law for laying on the Bridge- money at Stirling, or, Tuesday the ad of June next, the Committee of Turnpike Trustees hope to be ready to submit to the meeting some papers re- lative to the new Turnpike Bill, and a draft of the same. Of which this intimation is made to all concerned. Stirling, May 16. C00PER BUSINESS. ROB. JOHNSTON, jun. Wine Cooper, Leith, who has for some years past carried on business for the deceased Mr George Bell, wine cooper there, begs leave, to acquaint thofe Gentlemen who formerly employed Mr Bell, that he means to CARRY ON the BUSINESS for himself, and humbly solicits a continuance of their favours, which it shall ever be his constant endeavour to deserve. LeitH, 18th MAT 1789 DALKEITH DIstriCt THERE is to be a Meeting of the Trustees for the Turnpike Roads, in the District of Dalkeith, at Mrs Johnstone, vintner in Dalkeith, upon Monday the 25th of May curt, at two o'clock afternoon, when it requested the trustees will attend. May 15. 1789. SUN FIRE OFFICE. ROYAL EXCHANGE PERSONS removing their habitations at this Term, will please send their Policies to be transferred, that they may be again in force. This Office continues to insure at the following moderate rates: ROBERT ALLAN Agent. HOUSE-- AND GROUND in KINCARDINE, Household Furniture, and Wood for Shipbuilding. To be Sold by public voluntary roup, in the house of John Stewart, vintner in Kincardine, on Friday the 19th day of May inst. at six o'clock in the evening, ALL and whole that Tenement of Houses, lying on the shore of Kincardine, with the smithy and ground thereto belonging, as presently possessed by James Gray shipbuilder, and Alexander Stewart Smith As also that piece of inclosed ground at the west end of the said town of Kincardine, presently possessed by the said James Gray, lying between the high road and sea shore. These subjects are from their situation well adapted for a shipbuilder or wood merchant. The trustee on the sequestrated estate of the said James Gray, requests a meeting of his creditors at the above men- tioned time and place, in order to lay before them some matters relative to the management of the said estate. And, on Saturday the 30th inst. at ten o'clock forenoon, there will be sold, in the house of the said James Gray, his whole Household Furniture, and the Wood for Ship- building belonging to him or. the said shore. MONDAY, M 18. 1789. [ Price Three- pence. NEW UPHOLSTERY WAREHOUSE, No. 4. SouTh BrIDGE- StReET, West Side'. brAIDw00D and BRuCE offer their respect- ful compliments to their numerous Friends and the Public— They beg leave to inform them, that one of the Partners is just returned from London, Manchester, &. C. where he has selected the most complete and fashionable as- sortment of UPHOLSTERY ARTICLES ever offered for sale here : They can particularly recommend their Chintz, Printed and White Cotton Furniture. Part of the goods are already come to hand; and, as the prices are uncom- monly low, they have no doubt of the continuance of the public favour. A general assortment of Cabinet Work, Chairs, and eve- ry other article in their various branches, always on hand. • They continue to execute Joiners Work on moderate terms, as formerly. A Genteel House, of five rooms, kitchen and cel- lars— also a Large Wire- room, with a back room, South Bridge street— to LET or SELL. SALE. AN Saturday next the Proprietors of Mr Mac- DOWALL's GOODS being obliged to quit the shop lately possessed by him on North Bridge- street, are under the necessity of closing the sale in a few days. The remainder of the goods will therefore be sold off, at prices so remark- ably low, that the public attention is particularly requested. The articles still on hand are, Best Superfine Black Cloths, A great variety of Second Cloths, of the most Fashionable Colours, Livery Cloths of all kinds, of excellent durable Quality, Fancy Vest Stuffs, Florentines. Princes Stuffs, Lastings, Corderoys, Thicksets, & c. for Breeches, As all the goods must immediately be sold, the prices are very considerably reduced, and those who take quanti- ties, will get still a further discount. The public may therefore not meet With such an opportunity of being so easily supplied. WiNES, & c. FOR SALE, AT MUSSELBURGH, For behoof of Creditors. To be Sold hy public roup, on Friday the 22d curt, at the Warehouses of Archibald Kemp, merchant in Mussel- burgh, HIS whole Stock of Goods, consisting of a very large assortment of the most capital WINES of- fered to the Public these many years, among which are Cla- ret in casks and bottles— Red and White Port in ditto- Sherry in ditto— several pieces of four year old Coniac Brandy, importation strength— Rum in and out of bond— a small quantity of British spirits— French Vinegar in tierces, and many other articles too tedious to mention. The Claret cost from 1200 to 1500 livres per ton, and the Sherry 140 dollars per butt. As these good., were imported by Mr Kemp for his ex- tensive trade, and his being well known for keeping wines of the best quality, Noblemen and Gentlemen have now an opportunity of laying in a stock that " may not again oc- cur of a long time. Samples to he seen two days before and on the morning of the sale, by applying to Mr Kemp. Ready money for all purchases below 20I. and at and a- bove that sum three months credit, on finding security to the satisfaction of the exposers. The sale to begin at eleven o'clock. N. B. All those indebted to Mr Kemp, will immediate- ly pay in what they owe t0 Mr William Hall, merchant in Edinburgh, the factor. ROSLIN BLEACHFIELD. MEssrs BIGGARS AND Co. have laid down Cloth, and bleach at the following prices, viz. All linen cloth, yard wide and under, not exceeding 1000 warp, at 3d. | 1700, and above, 6d. 12oo 3d. halfp. | Diaper 4d. 1200 and 1300 4d. Damafk jd. 14O0 4d. halfp. I Cambric id. 1500 5d. | Tweellng 4d. 1600 5d. halfp. | Long Lawn 3d. All above yard Wide in proportion to its breadth. Cloth for this field is taken in by Craig and Hume, reed makers, Grass Market; Mr Thomas Campbell, Royal Ex- change ; Patrick Murray baker, head of Liberton's Wynd ; Samuel Gilmour ropemaker, Grass Market, Edinburgh ; George Thornton weaver, Fisherrow ; Alexander Gray, at the lapping house, Pleasance; Alexander Burnet Weaver, Water of Leith; George Norrie merchant, Leith; James Carstairs weaver, Dalkeith ; Mrs Tod grocer, Fisherrow ; James Hall flax dresser, Peebles ; Robert Paterson stamp- master, Melrose; Mess. Biggars and Co. Sciennes— at their shop, foot of Stevenlaw's Close, Cowgate, and at the Bleachfield. N. B. The public may depend on their cloth being well done, and soon returned. kEIR BLEACHFIELD, 1789. CHarles Stirling bleaches all plain Li- nen, yard wide or under, wrought ill a 900 reed, or under, at id. pers, Sattinets, Cambrics, halfp. per yard & Long Lawns, 3d halfp. 1000 and 1100, Jd. Damasks, 4d. halfp. 1200 and 1300, 3d. halfp. Sheetings, broad Damasks, & 1400 and 1300, 4i. halfp. Diapers, at reasonable 1600. and all above, jd. rates. Narrow Tweelings and Dia- Cloth for this field is taken in at Edinburgh by Bailie John Lothian merchant, Royal Exchange— and Edward Ramage merchant, New Town— John Veitch grocer, Leith — Miss Glassford, Borrowstonnnefs— John Henderson, mer- chant, Linlithgow— Alexander Fleming linen manufactur- er, Kirkliston— Mrs Rule, Falkirk— James Johnston, mer- chant, Alloa— John Wilson merchant, Dunfermline— Alex ander Goodlet vintner, Mid Calder— Miss Glass, Stirling — David Meiklejohn weaver, Culross- Robert Rentoul merchant, Kincardine— John White weaver, Crieff— and at the Bleachfield.— At all which places receipts will be given HOUSES AND AREAS TO BE SOLD. By order of the Trustees for building a Bridge over the Cowgate, & c. to be Sold by public roup, within the Dean of Guild Court- house in Edinburgh, on Wednes- day the 20th of May, at five o'clock afternoon, THE Tenement fronting the High Street of Edinburgh, at the head of Kinloch's Close, consisting of six stories; also the Ruinous Tenement on the well side of it, next to Niddry's Wynd, together with the whole Areas south thereof, and on the east side of Niddry's Wynd to St Cecilia's Hall, in such lots as purchasers shall incline. The purchasers will be bound to make Niddry's Wynd thirty feet wide from the High Street to St Cecilia's Hall. There will also be sold, the Ruinous Tenement and A- rea fronting the Cowgate, and at the foot of Dickson's Close. The conditions of sale will be shown by John Gray, wri- ter to the Signet. WALTER MILLER, WHARFINGER, LONDON, JOHN WALKER, LEITH, REspectfully inform the Nobility, Gentry, and others, who may have FURNITURE, & C. going to or coming from London, that they will pay the necessary ex- pcnces, receive, and forward the same, upon a very mode- rate charge for their trouble. They have large commodious warehouses both in Lon- don and Leith, for the reception of all goods sent to their care, so that every attention, accommodation, aud dispatch may be depended on— Walter Miller has regular traders at his wharf for Leith, Perth, Dundee, Banff, and Portsoy — All goods are regularly measured, and the freights thereby ascertained to the satisfaction of the proprietors EDINBURGH FRIENDLY INSURANCE OFFICE, 14th MAy 1789. " THE Annual Premiums and King's Duty up- on Insurances due at this Office at the present term of WHITSUNDAY are desired id be paid up immediately, as, by neglecting the payment Fifteen Days after the term days the benefit of the policy expires. Persons insured will please therefore to call at the office and pay the same, where receipts are granted for old pre- miums, and policies issued for new insurances. TABLE at THE ANNUAL PREMIUMS TO BE PAID for INSURANCES. Hazardous Double Haz. Insurance Insurance. 33. per ann. 5s. per ann. per cent 5s. per cent, per ann. per ami. 4s. per cent 7s. 6d. per cent, ditto Above 2000I. not ex- 1 ceeding 3000I. N. B. By an aft of the 22d George III. a duty bf ts. 5d. per annum is laid Upon every hundred pounds of property insured against fire. Persons may insure for seven years, when they will get 3 discount of one year's premium and tax. Notice is also hereby given ib the PROPRIETORS, that the days of paying dividends are Wednesday and Thursday, from ten in the forenoon till two o'clock in the afternoon. BREWING UTENSILS, AND SALE of a TACK. To be Sold by public auction, on Friday first the 22d May 1789, at one o'clock afternoon, on the premises in . it Bernard street, Leith, THE Whole Utensils of that Brewery lately occupied by Mess. Thornton and Stodart, consisting of two coppers, two tuns, two coolers, mash tun, cistern, pumps, butts, puncheons, hogsheads, barrels, & c. & c. To be set up ill one lot, or separately, as purchasers may in- cline. Also, The Tack of said brewery, malt barn, kiln, lofts, and dwelling- house, for four years from the ensuiug term of Whitsunday. The inventory of the brewing utensils is in the hands of William Grinly, broker in I. eith, who will show the same, together with the premises, any time before the sale. leith, May 16 MAHOGANY And LOGWOOD. to be Sold by public auction, at the I. eith Coffeehouse, on Thursday first the 21st of May 1789, at twelve o'clock noon, THE Entire Cargo of the Ship Liberty, Capt. Walker, lately arrived from the Bay of Honduras, in two lots. LOT I. Two hundred and twenty logs Mahogany, mea- suring about 90,000 leet. ^ LOT II. Thirty tons Logwood. The conditions of sale are in the hands of William Grin- ly, broker in Leith. TIMBER YARD AND WOOD FOr SALE. To be Sold by public sale, on Tuesday 2d June 1789. at eleven o'clock forenoon, in the Timber Yard of YOUNG and Co. Leith, A Considerable Quantity of well seasoned DEALS and BATTONS of various dimensions, in small lots, that may be worthy the attention of builders. Also the Timber Yard, Shades, and Dwelling house, in such lots as purchasers may incline. A property of this sort is seldom seen in the market. A reasonable Credit will be given on approved security. For particulars apply to John Young at the Timber Yard. LEITH, May 16. 1789. LIME WORKS AT PALLION, By South Sunderland. JOHN GooDcHiLD, of Pallion, Esq. having appointed THOMAS SMART, Writer in DUNDEE to be his Agent in this country for the Lime— Thomas Smart takes the liberty to inform Gentlemen, Farmers, Builders, and others, that they can be served on reasonable terms with any quantity of good English Lime Shells, deli- vered at any port, by applying to the said John Goodchild, Esq. or Thomas Smart. DUNDEE, April 16. 1789. FLOUR AND MEAL MILLS TO St LET. To be LET in tack, by way of public voluntary roup, for such a number of years as can be agreed oil, and entered to on the first day of June next, THE Flour and Meal Mills of DALVEY, with the whole pertinents thereof; as also the Farm per- taining to said mills, as occupied by the late William An- derson, ticksman of these mills and farm, all which lie in the parish of Dyke, and county of Elgin and Forres. The roup will be at the house of Dalvey 0n Monday the first of June next. Such as incline to be offerers may apply at any time be- fore the day of the roup to Mr Isaac Grant, clerk to the signet, or William Dunbar, writer in Forres, either ol whom will give the necessary information, or enter into a private bargain as to a lease. To be SOLD by public roup, within the Exchange Coffee- house, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 20th ol May cur- rent, betwixt the hours of one and two afternoon, THAT House, being the third story on the south side of the Scale Stairs, in the Old Assembly Close, consisting of a dining room, 23 feet by 16, four bed rooms, three bed closets, and kitchen ; and there are a gar- ret and cellar belonging to the lodging. It is insured in the Edinburgh Friendly Insurance Office, and the premium paid up, and will be sold either with or without the benefit of the Insurance, as purchasers may in- cline. If sold without the insurance, the upset price will be The title- deeds and articles of roup will he seen in the hands of Hugh Corrie, writer to the signet, to whom any person wishing to purchase private bargain may apply. Bv TIIE RIghT HONOURABLE THE LORD PROVOST AND MAGISTRATES, Of the City of Edinburgh. Whereas the Streets of this City are much infested with BEGGARS, and, as every Parish it obliged by law to maintain their own Poor, the Magistrates are determined to rid the community of this nuisance in fu- ture. 4 They therefore give this public intimation, That all Beg- gars found in the Streets of this Metropolis, or in its Sub- urbs, will be treated as idle vagrants ; and CELLS being now fitted up under the Arches of the North Bridge, all persons of the above description, found in the Streets, will be therein confined, and otherwise punished. Any of the inhabitants pestered with Beggars are request- ed to give information at the City Guard. Given at Edinburgh this 13th May GOD SAVE THE KING! THEATRE, DUNLOP- STREET GLASGOW. ' On WeDNEsday Evening, May 20, will be presented THE FAVOURITE COMEDY OF RULE A WIFE AND HAVE A WIFE. ( The only Night of performing it this Season) Copper Captain — Mr KING. To which will be added, A FARCe CALLed THE LYING VALET. sharp ( the Lying Valet) — — Mr KING. HOUSE B R O K E. ThAT upon Sunday the 10th day of May current, during the time of Divine worship in forenoon, the FARM HOUSE OF BALHePBURN, in the parish of Rhind, and shire of Perth, was broke into, by breaking a pane in one of the windows, and going in there- at, and taking from thence, out if a chest, One Hundred and Thirty- Seven Pounds in bank notes, and three Half Guineas, with a bound Edinburgh Almanack covered with black leather. . Amongst said notes there were fifteen five pound ones. If any person can give information so as to lead towards discovery of the house- breakers, they shall have a ReWARD at TWENTY POUNDS Sterling upon conviction of the offenders, on applying to David Crow, tenant at Balhepburn ; the informer's name to be kept a, secret, and no questions aske. It is requested that if va- grants, or persons suspicioucly so, should offer any of said notes for change or otherways, that the same may be stop. ped by those to whom they are offered, as it is suspected that it was vagrants or stranger people who broke into said house. NEW HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. THOMAS BuCHAN respectfully informs his -*- friends and the public, that at his ware- room, Lawn market, opposite the head of Libberton's Wynd, he has on hand, and Is felling on very reasonable terms, for readv money, a very neat and good assortment of Cabinet and Upholstery Goods, viz: dining tables, mahogany and elm chairs, desks, drawers, side- boards, ladies dressing tables, gentlemens shaving stands. Pembroke and card tables, look- ing glasses, carpets, paper hangings, good English blanket , and many other articles in the cabinet and upholstery way, too tedioUs to mention. N. B. Funerals carefully conducted in town or country. Joiner work, and measuring of mahoginy and other tim- ber, as usual. ELEGANT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. To be Sold by public Aucton, on Wednesday the 20th of May instant, west end of George- street, New Town, A N Elegant Assortment of Useful and Orna- mental ARTICLES, consisting of dining and drawing room furniture, mahogany dining tables of very large di- mensions, handsome side board with vases, remarkable neat chairs, painted couches, and cabriole drawing room chairs wth Manchester covers, rich Wilton carpets, mirror glasses of very great dimensions, inlaid pier and card tables, ele- gant girandole, chintz bed pattern, bedding, & c.& c. Kitchen furniture— an elegant clock— a very fine toned harpsichord, and many other articles. Catalogues ( price Is. each, which will be allowed to_ pur- chasers) are ready for delivery at Dalgleish and Forrest's auctioneers, Potterrow, and the furniture may be viewed the day before the sale. To begin each day at ri forenoon. No admittance without catalogues. SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. To be Sold, on Wednesday the 20th current, in a house in Buccleugh Place, first door east from George's Square Assembly Rooms, A Great Variety of Household Furniture, consisting of mounted beds, doun and feather beds, mahogany desks and drawers, chairs, a variety of English blankets,- carpets, tea and table china, an excellent Carron oven, a kitchen jack, with a variety of other kitchen furni- ture. The whole in good order, and warranted clean. Mrs PATERSON, Auctioneer. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. To be Sold by MRS PATERSON, Auctioneer, on Friday the aid curt, in a large lodging south side of James's Square, Bunker's Hill, No. 2, A Large Assortment of Household Furniture, consisting of four posted and tent beds, feather bed-, Scots and English blankets, carpets, bed and table linen, mahogany desks, drawers, and tables, mahogany and elm chairs, an eight day clock, a kitchen jack, lead cistern, and other kitchen furniture. The sale to begin at eleven each day till all is sold off. JUDICIAL SALE OF HOUSES in THE CANONGATe Or EDINBURGH. To be SOLD by public roup, within the Parliament or New Session House of Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 17th day of June 1789, betwixt the hours of four and six o'clock afternoon, ThE Houses which belonged to the deceased Mrs May Drummond, in the following lots : LOT I.— That GREAT TENEMENT ON the south side of the Canongate, formerly called Scott's Land, some time possessed by Mr Cornelius Elliot, writer to the signet. This subject is held feu of the Magistrates of Edinburgh, for payment of L. i Scots, or 3s. 4d. yearly, and is to be ex- posed at twelve years purchase of the free rent, being L. 358. Lot II.— The TENEMENT of LAND immediately to the east of lot id, presently possessed by William Wood, Esq and others. This subject is held feu of the Magistrates of Edinburgh, for payment of five merks Scots, or js. 6d. 8- I2ths Sterling yearly, and is to be exposed at eight years purchase of the free rent, being L. 293, lis. iod. Lot III.— Two SMALL HOUSES; presently possessed by Patrick Lamont, with the small piece of ground to the south of the same. These subjects are held feu of the Ma- gistrates of Edinburgh, for payment of 7d. 11- laths yearly, and are to be exposed at seven years purchase of the free rent, being L. 34, 15s. 4d. 7- Ilths. Lo r IV.— A TENEMENT, lying on the north side of the Canongate, presently possessed by James Reikie, and others. this subject is held feu of the magistrates of E- dinburgh, for payment of two merks Scots, or as. ad. 8- 12ths yearly, and is to be exposed at eighth years purchase of the free rent, being L. 159, is. ad 8- utln. The title- deeds and articles of roup may be seen in the hands of Mr George Bruce, depute clerk of Session, or in the hands of Alexander Young, writer to the signet, agent in the sale ; and further information may be got by apply- ing to him, or to Mr William Ramsay, writer to the sig- net, factor on the subject.. LLOYD'S MARINE LIST, MAY I SALT DUTIES. WHereas, by an Act passed in the 5 th year of the reign of King George the First, cap. 18. en- titled, An act for recovering the credit of the British Fishe- ry in foreign parts, and for better securing the duties on salt, it is, among other things, enaCted, " That every p r- son selling, giving away, using, or delivering any fait, " received duty- free for the cure of fish, or consenting, " or being any ways privy to the felling, giving away, using, or delivering any salt, directly or indirectly, otherwise than for the purpose aforesaid, shall forfeit, pay, and undergo the penalties and punishments here in after mentioned— That is to say, every proprietor of such salt, or his agent, for every bushel of such salt so sold, given away, used, or delivered, shall forfeit and pay the sum of Fwenty Shillings, one third part thereof to the use of his Majesty, his heirs, and suc- cessors, and the remainder thereof to such person that shall inform or sue for the same ; and every other person buying, taking, or using any such salt, otherwise than for the purpuses aforesaid, and in the manner aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay the sum of Twenty Shillings for every bushel of salt so bought, delivered, or used, and after that rate for a greater or lesser quantity, one third part thereof for the use of his Majesty, his heirs, and succes- sors, and the remainder thereof to such person or persons that shall inform or sue for the same ; which said sums or penalties shall be levied in such manner as other penal- ties, herein after mentioned, are to be levied; or, in de- fault of payment of such sums, within fourteen days after conviCtion of such crime, and where no sufficient effeCts can be found to answer the same, the person or persons so offending shall be sent to the house of correction, there to be whipped, and kept to hard labour for any time not exceeding three month." And whereas by an aCt passed in the 15th of the reign of his present Majesty King George Third, cap. 63, entitled, An act for reducing the allowances for waste on salt and rock salt, and for better securing the duties on salt, & c. it is, among other things, enabled, " That, from and after the III day of August 1785, no fish- curer, or fish- curers, shall, directly or indireCtly, sell, retail, or vend any salit, other than to fish- curers, in pursuance of the aCt made in the fifth year of the reign of his late Majefty King George the First, under the penalty of forfeiting Twen- ty Shillings a bushel for every bushel that he, she, or they, shall so dispose of; and after that rate for any great- er or less quantity, and shall never afterwards be permit- ted to have salt duty free, or be concerned with any o- ther or others, as a curer of fish." That n0 salt whatsoever after the same has been deli- vered into the sole custody of the curer of fish for foreign markets shall be delivered over to any other person for the curing of fish, nor shall be removed from the place where lodged to any other place for curing fish, without giving notice to the officer, and having a warrant from him for removing the same, upon pain of forfeiting the sum of Fifty Pounds, by the proprietor or owner of the salt, or the person removing the same ; and that no per- son whatsoever shall be deemed or taken to be a curer of sish, so as to entitle him to have any salit delivered into his sole custody, duty free, for the cure of fish for foreign markets, who has not a warehouse, storehouse, or other proper place, wherein the salt may be securely lodged under the lock and key of the officer for the duties on salt, as well as the said proprietor, as the law directs. Aud that one moity of every fine, penalty, and forfei- ture, inflicted hy the said aCt of the 25th George Third * ( and not otherwise direCted by any former act), shall be to his Majesty, his heirs, and successors ; and the other moity to him or them who shall discover, inform, or sue for the fame. And whereas the COMMISSIONERS of his MAJESTY'S CUSTOMS and SALT DUTIES for SCOTLAND have received intelligence, that great quantities of salt, delivered duty free, for the cure of fish,, particularly foreign salt, are sold openly for promiscuous uses in different parts of the coun- try, and that the regulations of the laws, more especially of the acts recited, are evaded, or at least but very ill at- tended to— They hereby take this public method of decla- ring to the proprietors of duty- free salt, and their agents, ** and all persons who buy salt from them, not being them- selves fish- curers entitled by law to have salt duty- free, or who use such salt for other purposes than the curing of fish for exportation,, or herrings, or fish taken by herring bus- ses for home consumption, that, while they do what lies in their power to encourage and promote the fisheries, they are at the same time firmly resolved to enforce the laws a- gainst all who shall transgress the same;— and. for the en- couragement of perfons to give information of such illegal practices, so as the offenders may be convicted, the Board wili take care that the shares of the fines and penalties re- covered shall be punctually paid. By order of the Board, ( Signed) R. E. PHILIPS, SEC. W A N T E D, by Order of his Grace the Duke of Richmond, Master- General, and the Honourable Board of Ordnance, to complete the Companies of Royal Military Artificers, serving at Gibraltar, viz. GOOD STONE CUTTERS, BRICKLAYERS, CARPENTERS, A Bounty of Three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Six- pence will be given to each recruit. Artificers to be subsisted at ten pence per day, and to re- ceivc an additional nine pence woiking pay, to be clothed annually, and allowed provisions, quarters, and tools, and to have the same advantages as other troops serving at Gi- braltar, and, when disabled hy age or infirmities, will be entitled to a pension from the Honourable Board of Ord- nance. No person need apply who is not of good character For further particulars, enquire at the Engineers Office at the Castle, Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Feb. 7 HENRY RUDYERD, Captain of Royal En- 23. 1789. gineers, commanding in North Britain. N. B. Captain Rudyerd continues to enlist for the Corps of Royal Military Artificers and Labourers stationed in Great Britain, and the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey A POTTERY, See. To be LET or SOLD, and entered to at Martinmas next, or at such time as can be agreed upon, THAT Commodious POTTERY at BANKFOOT, west end of Prestonpans, calculated not only for carrying on the Manufactory of Stone and earthen Ware in all it branches, but also, with little additional expence, might be fitted up for a Glass Manufactory, Founder;-, or other pur- poses. The articles, necessary for carrying on the Pottery, can be procured at the most easy rates, particularly the Brown or Sagger, or Fire Clay, being only at a little distance from the Works. And there is coal within two miles, of a supe- rior quality to any in Scotland for this purpose. The situa- tion of the place is also well adapted both for exports and imports, I cing only a quarter of a mile from Morison's Ha- ven one mile from Port Seton, and eight miles from Leith and Edinburgh. The Works in general are in good repair, the Kilns almost new, and the Work- houses so contiued, that the most intense frost cannot retard the business. A genteel dwelling- house and garden adjoining the works, fit to accommodate a pretty large family, commanding a beautiful and extensive view of the Frith of Forth and the opposite country, will alio be disposed of with the Pottery, and a considerable quantity of all kinds of materials at an easy rate. The Pottery Business to be carricd on, as usual, un- til the works are sold of let. For particulars, apply to Mrs Cadell at Bankfoot, or John Tawse, writer, parliament Square, Edinburgh. HE Friendship, Walton, from Bo- tany Bay to London, is lost at Ba- tavia; the crew were taken on board the Alexander, which ship is arrived at St Helena. the Charlotte, Gilbert, from Botany Bay and China, was spoke with the ift of March, ten degrees eastward of the Cape. The Dudaloy, Richardson, a country ship from Bombay is lost off Ladroon, and 70 people drowned. The John, Dunham, from St Martin's, arrived at Boston, in lat. 37. 30. long. 71. 30. on the first of April, spoke the Hiram, Jones, from Port au Prince. Captain Jones, on the 28 th of March, fell in with an English ship from Charlestown, in distress, took out the crew, and was bound with them for New York ; she foundered soon after. The Jenny and Phebe, Thomson, of Yarmouth, from Ca- diz for Ostend, is put into Hubberston in distress, and must unload to repair. Capt. Bell, of the Venus, arrived at lancaster from Bar- badoes, on the nth ult. in lat. 17. 37. N. long. 59. W. spoke the Colin, of Bristol, from Virginia for Grenada, out 13 days, all well; and, on the 15th ditto, in lat. 40. 53. long. 23. 21. spoke the Maria, of Dartmouth, for Newfoundland, all well. The Roman Emperor, Lloyd, and Thomas, Montague, from London to the South Fishery, were well off Palmas the 17th of March. Winds at Deal— May 12. and 13. N. E, 14. S. W. Yesterday arrived a mail from France. This day Holland and Flanders due. SLAVE TRADE. CorreCt and authentic copies of the twelve propositions sub- mitted on Tuefday night by Mr Wilberforce, to the consi- deration of the Committee, to whom the report of the Pri- vy Council, various petitions for the abolition of the SLAVE TRADE, and other papers relative thereto had been refer- red ; which propositions were by consent ordered to lie on the table. I. That the number of slaves annually carried from the coast of Africa in British vessels, is supposed to amount to a- bout 38,000. That the number annually carried to the British Weft India Islands has amounted to about 22,0OO, 0n an average of four years, to the year 1787, inclusive. That the number annually retained in the said islands, as far as appears by the Custom- house accounts, has amounted, On the same average, to about 17,500. II. That much the greater number of the negroes carried away by European vessels are brought from the interior parts of the continent of Africa, and many of them from a very great distance. That n0 precise information appears to have been obtained . of the manner in which these persons have been made slaves.. But that from the accounts, as far as any hare been procu- red on this subjeCt, with respect to the slaves brought from the interior parts of Africa, and from the information which has been received respecting the countries nearer to the coast, the slaves may in general be classed under some of the follow- ing descriptions—— 1. Prisoners taken in war. 2. Free persons sold for debt, or on account of real or im- puted crimes, particularly adultery and witchcraft, in which cases they are frequently sold with their whole families, and sometimes for the profit of those by whom they are condemn- ed. 3. Domestic slaves sold for the profit of their masters, in some places at the will of the masters, and in some places on being condemned by them, for real or imputed crimes. 4. Persons made slaves by various acts of oppression, vio- lence, or fraud, committed either by the Princes and Chiefs of thofe countries on their subjects, or by private individuals on each other, or, lastly, by Europeans engaged in this traffic. III. That the trade carried on by European nations on the coast of Africa for the purchase of slaves has necessarily a ten- dency to occasion frequent and cruel wars among the natives, to produce unjust convictions and punishments for pretended or aggravated crimes, to encourage aCts of oppression, violence, and fraud, and to . obstruCt the natural course of civilization and improvement in those countries. IV. That the continent of Africa, in its present state, fur- nishes several valuable articles of commerce, highly important to the trade and manufactures of this kingdom, and which are in a great measure peculiar to that quarter of the globe; and that the soil and climate have been found by experience well adapted to the production of other articles, with which we are now either wholly or in great part supplied by foreign na tions. That an extensive commerce with Africa in these commo- dities might probably be substituted in the place of that which is now carried on in slaves, so as at least to afford a return for' the same quantity of goods as has annually been carried thither in British vessels: And lastly, that such a commerce might reasonably be expeCted to increase in proportion to the pro- gress of civilization and improvement on that continent. V. That the slave trade has been found by experience to be peculiarly injurious and destruCtive to the British seamen, who have been employed therein ; and that the mortality among them has been much greater than in his Majesty's ships station- ed on the coaft of Africa, or than has been usual in British vessels employed in any other trade. VI. That the mode of transporting the slaves from Africa to the Weft Indies, necessarily exposes them to many and grie- vous sufferings, for which no regulations can provide an ade- quate remedy ; and that, in consequence thereof, a large pro- portion of them has annually perished during the voyage. VII. That a large proportion of the slaves so transported has also perished in the harbours in the West Indies, previous to their being sold : That this loss is stated by the Assembly of the Island of Jamaica at about four and a half per cent, of the number imported, and is hy medical persons of experience in that island ascribed in great measure to diseases contracted during the voyage; and to the mode of treatment on board the ships, by which those diseases have been suppressed for time, in order to render the slaves fit for immediate sale. VIII. That the loss of the newly imported negroes, within the first three years after their importation, bears a large pre portion to the whole number imported. IX. That the natural increase of population among the slaves in the islands appears to have been impeded principally by the following- causes. 1. The inequality of the sexes in the importations from Africa. 2. The general dissoluteness of manners among the slaves, and the want of proper regulations for the encouragement of marriages, and of rearing children. 3. The particular diseases which are prevalent among them, and which are in some instances attributed to too se- vere labour, or rigorous treatment, and in others to insuffi- cient or improper food. 4. Those diseases which affeCt a large proportion of negroes children in their infancy, and those to which the negroes new- ly imported from Africa have been found to be particularly liable. X. That the whole number of the slaves in the island of Jamaica in 1768 was about - - 167,000 That the number in 1774 was, as stated by Gover- nor Keith, about - - 193,000 And that the number in December 178;, as flated by Lieut. Governor Clarke', was about - 256,000 That, by comparing these numbers with the numbers im- ported into and retained in the island in the several years from 1768 to 1774 inclusive, as appearing from the accounts delivered to the Committee of Trade by Mr Fuller, and in the several years from 1775 inclusive, to 1787 also inclusive, as appearing by the accounts delivered in by the Inspector General, and allowing for a loss of about 1- 22d part by deaths' 011 ship- board after entry, as stated in the report of the As- sembly of the said island of Jamaica, it appears, that the an- nual excess of deaths above births in the island, in the whole period of 19 years, has been in the proportion of about 7- 8ths per cent, computing on the medium number of slaves In the island during that period. That, in the first six years of the said nineteen, the excess of deaths was in the proportion of rather more than one on every hundred on the medium num- ber. That, in the last thirteen years of the said nineteen, the excess of deaths was in the proportion of about three fifths on f every hundred on the medium number; and that a number of slaves, amounting to 15,009, is stated by the Report of the Island of Jamaica to have peristed during the latter period, i in consequence of repeated hurricanes, and of want of foreign suppiles of provisions. ' XI. That the whole number of slaves in the island of Bar- badoes was, in the year 1764, according to the account given in to the Committee of Trade by Mr Braithwaite, 70,706 That, in 1774, the numher was, by the same account, 74,874 In 1780, by ditto, - - In 1781, after the hurricane, according to the same account, - 63,548 In 1786, by ditto, - - 62.115 That, hy comparing these numbers with the numbers im- ported into this island, according to the same account ( not al- lowing for any re- exportation), it appears that the annual ex- cess of deaths above births in the ten years from 1764 to 1774 was in the proportion of about five on every hundred, compu- ting On the medium number of slaves in the island during that period. That, in the seven years from 1774 to 1786, both inclusive, the excess of deaths was in the proportion of about one and one third on every hundred on the medium number. That, between the year 1780 and 1781, there appears to have been a decrease in the number of slaves of about 5000. That, in the six years from 1781 to 1786, both inclusive, the excess of deaths was in the proportion of rather 1ess than seven eighths in every hundred on the medium number. And that, in the four years from 1783 ta 1786, both inclu- sive, tlie excess of deaths was in the proportion of rather less than one third in every hundred on the; medium number. And that, during the whole period, there is no doubt that some were exported from the island, but considerably more ia the first part of this period than in, the last. XII. That the accounts from the Leeward Islands, and from Dominica, Grenada, and St Vincent's, do not furnish sufficient grounds for comparing the state of population in the said islands at, different periods, with the number of slaves which have been from time to time imported into the said islands, and exported therefrom. But that, from the evidence which has been received respeCting the present state of these islands, as well as of Jamaica and Barbadoes, and from a con- sideration of the means of obviating the causes which have hitherto operated to impede the natural increase of the slaves, and of lessening the demand for manual labour, without di- minishing the profit of the planter, it appears that no consi- derable or permanent inconvenience would result from dis- continuing the farther importation of African slaves. PARIS. His MAJESTY'S SPEECH On the opening of the States General. GENTLEMEN, The day is at length arrived which my heart has fo long panted to see ; ' aud I find myself surround- ed by the representatives of a nation it is my glory to command. A long interval has elapsed since the last convo- cation of the States General ; but although these Assemblies have not for some time been held, I have not been swayed by the steps of my late pre- decessors to re- establish a custom from which the nation may earnestly hope to acquire new vigour, and which may be the means of opening to it an additional source of happiness. The public debt was already immense at my coming to the throne, and has increased under my reign ; an expensive but honourable war has been the cause— and the augmentation of taxes the con- sequence of it; but an unequal levy has made them to be more severely felt. A very general discontent— too great a desire for innovation— have taken hold of the peoplesm minds, and will end in misleading their judgment, if they do not hasten to fix them by wise and mo- derate councils. It is with this confidence, gentlemen, that I now assemble you, and I rejoice to see that it has been justified by those dispositions which the two First Orders of the State have shown, to renounce their own pecuniary privileges. The hope which I have cherished, to see all the Orders unite and concur with me, in wishes for the public good, will, I am certain, not be deceived. I have already ordered very considerable retrench- ments of expence ; you will moreover furnish me with your sentiments on the subject, which I shall receive most gladly ; but in spite of the resources which the strictest economy can suggest, I fear, gentlemen, that I shall not be able to relieve my subjects so soon as I could wish. I shall order to be laid before you the exact state of the finances; and when you have examined them, I am assured you will propose to me the most effectual means to establish them on a permanent footing, and strengthen the public credit. This great and salu- tary work will claim your most earnest attention ; it is that which will fcctire the internal tranquil- lity of the kingdom, and maintain its confequence among foreign powers. The public spirit is in a ferment; but an assem- bly of the representatives of the nation will cer- tainly hearken to no other councils but those founded on wisdom and prudence. You yourselves, gentle- men, have been too able to judge, on many recent occasions, that the people have been misguided ; but the spirit which will rule over your deliberations will answer for the true sentiments of a generous nation, whose distinguished character has ever been the love of their King. I shall banish from me every other sentiment ! I know the authority and power of a just King, surrounded by a faithful people, at all times at- tached to the principles of monarchy ; these have caused the glory and splendour of France : I ought and I ever shall be the support of them. But whatever may be cxpected from the most tender solicitude to the public good— whatever can be asked from a Sovereign, the sincerest friend of his people, you may, you ought to hope from me. May an happy union reign in this Assembly, and may this epocha become ever memorable for the happiness and prosperity of the country. It is the wish of my heart; it is the most ardent de- sire of my prayers ; it is, in short, the price which I expect from the sincerity of my intentions, and my love for my people. The Keeper of the Seals will explain my inten- tions more fully, and I have ordered the Director General of the Finances to lay before you the state of the kingdom. ParLiamenTARY INTELLIGENCE. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Thursday,. May 14. SLAVE TRADE. Mr Gascoigne, on account of the sHortness of the time, moved that the order of the day for the House going into a Committee on the slave trade on Monday next, be postponed till Thursday fol- lowing. Mr Wilberforce had no objection. The motion was therefore agreed to. A message from the Lords was brought, inform- ing the House that their Lordships would proceed further on the trial of Warren Hastings, Esq. on Wednesday next. A bill was upon motion ordered to be brought in for repairing Edinburgh roads. TRIAL or WARREN HASTINGS, Esq. The Court met about one o'clock, and the u- sual ceremonies having been observed, the Lord Chancellor callcd upon the Managers to proceed to make good their charges. Several extracts were produced and read from the Company's books, and the Managers offering a written document, pur- porting to be the evidence of Nunducomar,' the same was objected to by Mr Law, counsfel for Mr Hastings; he was replied to by Mr Fox, Mr Burke, and Mr Sheridan ; but Mr Law still persisting that such e- vidence was not admissible, their Lordships adjourn- ed to the Upper House, and the Lord Chancellor then prepared a question for the opinion of the j Judges, to which they desired time to deliberate. It was therefore ordered, that the Judges do give their opinion on the same the next sitting day of the Court. The further consideration of the trial was after- wards, upon motion, put off till Wednefday next, and a message ordered to be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith. DECLARATION I Made by Mr . ELLIOT to the Count BERNSTORF, April 23. 1789. " I willingly acquiesce to the desire your Ex- cellency has expressed of receiving, in Writing, the summary of those representations I had the honour to make to you by word of mouth, by the orders of my Court. " Your Excellency will he pleased to remem- ber, that, at the instant that the King of Den- mark yielded up a part of his land and sea forces as auxiliaries to Russia, his Danish Majesty ap- plied for the intervention of his Britannic Ma- jesty, to re- establish tranquillity between Sweden and Russia. " It is also with the liveliest sorrow that I must recall to yout Excellency's memory, that the Em press of Ruffia thought proper to avoid the media- tion of the King and his allies ; and that this re- fusal was the only cause of a continuation of hoist- lities, since his Majesty the King of Sweden has accepted, in the freest and most amicable manner, that offer from the three Courts, which were ani- mated with the only desire of stopping the shed- ding of blood, and maintaining the northern ba- lance. . " Your Excellency has afterwards been witness ' that the King and his allies have acted with ener- gy, to give the most undoubted proofs that they thought the preservation of Sweden was of the greatest importance, and that these Courts mutual- ly endeavoured to obtain a cessation of hostilities from the land and sea forces of his Swedish Ma- jesty, which had acted in the military operations of the last campaign ; and their endeavours had the most salutary effects. " The King, my Master, still sees with sorrow, that since that epoch the offers of mediation and services from the King and his allies have not pro- duced the desired effect ; nor could they incline the Empress to agree to a mediation for restoring peace to the east, nor to the north of Europe. " Under these circumstances, when Russia re- fuses to accept every mediation, and that the con tinuation of hostilities proceeds from this refusal only, his Britannic Majesty and his allies think they should strongly represent to the Court of Den- mark, that this Court appears to them entirely freed from every stipulation of a treaty merely de- fensive ; and even to add, that, in the present case, the joining the Danish forces either by land 0r sea to those of Russia, would even cause Denmark to be considered as one of the powers at war, and could but justify the King of Sweden in asking for a speedy and efficacious assistance from his Britan- nic Majesty and his allies, from whom his Swedish Majesty has accepted a pure and unlimited media- tion. " From the principles of sincerity which I have ever observed towards a Court in alliance, and a friend to Great Britain, I must assure you, Sir, that neither the King of England, nor his allies' can give up the system they have adopted, with ' the design only of maintaining the equal balance of the north ; a balance no less interesting to Den- mark than to all maritime and trading nations. " I doubt not that your Excellency perceives how little the most favourable interpretation of your treaty could assist the Empress, if it occasioned, by land or by sea, a vigorous co- operation of the three powers in defence of Sweden ; nor that the Coun- cil or Copenhagen is too wise and too moderate to expose either Ruffia or Denmark to an increase of hostilities from Courts which, in other respects, wish but for peace, and who desire to establish it 0n the most solid foundation, and on conditions the most advantageous to every party concerned. " Therefore, Sir, I must expressly intreat you, from the King and his allies, to induce the Court of Denmark not to grant any part of their forces, either by land or lea, to act offensively against Swe- ' den, under pretence of a defensive treaty ; but, on the contrary, to support a perfect neutrality in e- very province, and 0n all the seas belonging to the King of Denmark. " Depend 0n it, Sir, that as soon as Denmark will have taken a resolution so conformable to the wishes of his true friends, the concurrence of the King of Denmark towards the re- establishment of ; a general peace would be infinitely agreeable to the King, my Master ; and I dare add, that your Ex- cellency has too long been acquainted with the true interests of Russia, and with the sentiments of Eng- land, not to be sensible that the Empress of Russia cannot better confide to effect a peace than to his Britannic Majesty and his allies. My instructions are to ask of your Excellency a clear and decisive answer on the intentions of his Danish Majesty with regard tp a junction of part of his forces, either by land or sea, to the forces of her Imperial Majesty of Russia, and to propose the neutrality of the Danish States, and of the Danish Seas, under the most efficacious promise of security from the King of England and his allies. " The desire of avoiding every kind of useless ammosities, has caused me to address myself to your Excellency by a private letter, rather than deliver a formal declaration, the contents of which might have been made more public than the actual cir- cumstances of affairs require ; and 1 am bold enough to flatter myself, that whatever may be the event of my negotiations, your Excellency will do me the justice of acknowledging, that I have laboured to present the miseries of war. May our united endeavours revive in the hearts of the Sovereigns the true love of their subjects, too unhappy victims of that chimerical love of glory, which has so fre- quently, and fo unneCessarily, stained Europe with blood. LONDON. FRIDAY, MAY I 6. ' His Majesty is expected to make an aquatic excursion next month, in the Charlotte Yacht, as far as the Land's End, in Cornwall. Lord Edge- combe's seat near Plymouth has been offered for the King's accommodation. On that most important subject, the health of the Sovereign, the tone of this paper has ever been in harmony with the truth— too proud for the purposes of faction, and too firm for those of adu- lation, we have uniformly stated whatever our in- dustry could solicit from the highest sfources, and from those who were best informed. The fact is at present, that the mental powets of the Sovereign are fully and perfectly restored : his bodily functions, however, have sustained much in the conflict, and there is at times a lassitude and depression, which not only makes business heavy, but conversation unpleasant. These symptoms, we most sincerely hope, that exercise and change of scene will be sufficient to remove. The late promotions in the army are gazetted by a warrant from Sir George Yonge. Not one of them has been as yet signed by his Majesty, who does not chuse to apply, to any kind of business whatever, till his health is perfectly re- established. Prince W. Henry dined yesterday with Captain Elphinston. Yesterday morning Mr Pitt and the Bishop of Lincoln breakfasted with Mr Dundas, at his seat at Wimbledon. Dispatchcs ate hourly expected from Mr Elliot at Copenhagen, as the Danish Court's answer to the memorial of our Ambassador, dated the 23d of last month, will determine the future measures * of the British Court, as far as respects the war in the North. Yesterday arrived the French mail. The King of Prussia has sent orders to Mr De Dietz, his Envoy at Constantinople, to attend the • Grand Vizir during the next campaign. A terrible storm happened at Stuttgard on the 1 Ith ult. in which the lightning burnt several houses at Lausen. ^ The Russian army destined to act in Finland Is to consist of fifty thousand men ; and the fleet of 150 sail, including the armed gallies. Vice Admiral Kosleninoff passed through Ham- burgh the 3d instant on his way. from Petersburgh to Copenhagen, to take on him the command of the Russian fleet. This day the armistice ends betwixt the Nor- thern Powers. As Russia and Denmark on one side, and Swe- den on the other, have been indefatigable in their naval and military operations, neither peace, nor even a prolongation of the truce is to be expected. France, in some recent regulations of its im- portations, has contracted its indulgence to Ame- rica. Paris is said to be more full of visitors than for a century past ; provisions are exceeding dear, but- ter is 36 fous, or eighteen pence English the pound. Mis Majesty's squadron, under the command of Commodore Cornwallis, arrived safe at Port Praya the lift of March, and was expected to proceed on their passage to Madras as soon as the necessary refreshments had been received on board. The Scarborough, which, after landing the convicts at Botany Bay, proceeded to China to take in tea for the East India Company, arrived at St Helena the 20th of March last, and may be expected in England every day. Captain Collins, • with dispatches from Governor Phillip, is come home in the Sir Edward Hughes ; he brings an account that he left Port Jackson in October last, when the convicts and troops were all in good health. • J The new taxes that are expected to be brought forward in the budget, are said to be additional duties on sugars and candles. Comparative statement of the produce of the Cus- toms, Excise, Stamps, and Incidents, for the weeks ending 9th May 1783 and 8th May 1789. 1788. 1789. CuOoms, - 1.- 78,353 18 91 L. 59,165 3 5 ^ ier cent. — — — 1,541 JO 5{ Excite, - 148,883 o o 117,289 o 0 Stamps, - I9. J43 o o 23,706 o o Incidents, - 75,919 19 5 138,341 9 o{ Total, L. 322,404 JL. 340.349 a 11 A fleet will certainly go on a summer Cruize about the end of next month:— The Baltic will be the spot of destination. We are assured, that a negociation is now car- rying on between the Duke of Dorset and the French ministry, for some mutual regulations in regard to the slaves in our respective West India islands, which will preclude the French from taking advantage of the present spirit of the country in favour of those people. The evidence 011 the slave trade Is the most vo- luminous report ever presented to the House of Commons; and the cases there treated truly singu- lar. The House have very properly adjourned the farther consideration of the slave trade. Some of the warmest advocates for it begin to think they went a little too far on Tuesday, and are now for mature deliberation, before they take a step which, considering its influence on our trade, is absolutely unprecedented in the annals of this or any other kingdom. The Minister, we are assured, has fully made Up his mind on the business of the slave trade. He is determined on the entire abolition of it. He is not, however, followed in this idea by all his friends; but, on the other hand, he joins issue with the heads of the Opposition party, which, it is sup- posed, will create a great majority of the whole House. . Liverpool is moving— not Heaven and earth— but all its commercial people, delegates, & c. The coaches coming to town are full of Liverpool and Bristol men. They talk of ruin, charters, pro- perty, See, in a very high tone. A correspondent assures us, that, notwithstand- ing the appearance of unanimity in the hoUse of Commons on Tuesday, there is every reason to be- lieve that certain circUmstances have occurred, which will prevent the business from being carried on with precipitation, and perhaps bring on consequences of which the public are as yet not aware. There is an opposition to the abolition, and from a quar- ter that has generally commanded attention. A very few days will probably explain this enigma. The total amount of the last year's hop duty was 143,1381. and a few shillings. On Thursday, in the Court of King's Bench, Humphrey Minchin, Esq. was fined tool, for sending a challenge to John Barford, Esq. Of the 118 passengers arrived from Bengal in the Triton, not less than 98 of them had been soldiers in India ! who having served their con- tracted time out, they had the privilege of return- ing to their native country with their wives and children, at the Company's expence, with proper accommodations on board ; and most of these men will now be entitled to a pension from the Com- pany during life. Report has published the bans between Colonel Lennox and Lady C. Gordon ; but as the whisper further goes, the Duke of Richmond has his ob- jections. An experiment was lately made before the Duke of Richmond, of a leather- gun ; it burst, however, in the trial,— and its fate is to be recorded with Uncle Toby's boot! On Tuesday night the Hon. Mr T , son and heir to Lady G eh, put a period to his existence. The instrument is said to have been a pistol, though he languished for several hours.— Embarrassment in his affairs is assigned as the cause of this act of suicide. Boxing, if it has no other good effect, has pro- duced this ; it has made money circulate. The . betts that have been paid since the battle of Hum- phreys and Mendoza, at Stilton, amount to about twenty thousand pounds. The Highland Society met yesterday— Lord Fife, president— Sir John Sinclair, vice- president. A very numerous and genteel company were as- sembled at the Shakespeare, and passed the even- ing with the greatest mirth and festivity. The Lord Advocate of Scotland represented to the Society the melancholy misfortune of a pri- soner at Algiers, who is a native of Scotland, and had been retained a slave for three years. The Society united in a resolution to liberate him at any expence, provided he was not in an A- merican ship. A most ingenious1 gentleman from Germany was introduced to the Society by Sir John Sinclair, who has undertaken to examine and publish a mi- neralogical survey of the northern parts of Scotland ; a matter of the utmost consequence to the improve- ment of that country. The Society voted their utmost support to Sir John Sinclair's patriotic proposal. Died.]— Tuesday, at Kensington Gore, Mr Ro- bert Bremner, music- printer, in the Strand.— A few days since, Vincent Corbett, Esq. fecond com- missioner in the sick and hurt department of the navy. PRICES or GRAIN AT BEAR KEY. Wheat, 44st(> 5 2s6d Peafe, 2Csto22sod Barley, 18 — 12 0 Wh. d0. I9 — 11 0 Rye,, 23 — 27 o Beans, 20 — 23 o Oats, 13 — 17 6 Tickdo. 19 — 21 0 Walt 30 — 38 6 Tares, 24 — 26 o PRICE OF S'T O C K S. EDINBURGH. This morning the Right Hon. the Lord Pro- vost set off for London. Yesterday Mrs Walker was safely delivered of a daughter, at her house, Queen's Street. On Wednesday the Houfe of Lords heard counsel in an appeal from the Court of Session, wherein the Rev. Mr W. Mitchel, Minister of Tingwall, in the Presbytery of Zetland, and Mr William Robertson Advocate, Procurator for the Church of Scotland, are appellants, and Sir Tho- mas Dundas and the heirs of Sir John Mitchel, Baronets, are respondents. The decision of this cause is of very great im- portance to the clergy of Scotland. The subject of it is, whether a decree pronounced by the Court of Session, as Commissioners of Tiends, by which a a stipetid is modified to a minister of the establish- ed church, precludes that Court from taking cog- nizance at any future period of the situation of the parish, and of increasing that stipetid in proportion to the alteration of circumstances which may have taken place since tbe former decree was pronounced. After hearing Mr Adam and Mr Hope for the ap- pellants, the further consideration of the cause was postponed till Monday. We are requested to inform our readers, that, iii the appeal Andrew Straton against Mr Graham of Balgowan, a partial and misrepresented statement of the case has hitherto been given in the news papers ; but that in a few days a full account of the Lord Chancellor's speech, as taken down by the short hand writer who attended on that occa- sion, will be inserted in the different papers. Extract of a letter from Inverness, May 14. " The Circuit Court of Justiciary was op'ened here on Tuesday last the 12th curt, by the Right Hon. the Lords Henderland and Swinton. " Henrietta Manson, formerly residing in Ac- kergill, in the parish of Wick, and county of Caith- ness, accused of child murder, petitioned for ba- nisliment ; and the Advocate- depute, 0n account of some favourable circumstances in her case, having given his consent, she was banished Scotland for life. " Hugh Mackay, alias Maciver, son of James Mackay, alias Maciver, tenant in Braemore of Gruids, in the parish of Lairg, and county of Su- therland, accused of theft ; and the jury having found one of the acts of theft with which he was : charged proven against him, he was banished Scot- land for the space of 14 years. " William Leslie, alias Ross, present prisoner in the tolbooth of Inverness, accused of housebreak- ing and theft ; and, being found guilty of the same, was sentenced to be hanged here upon the 24th day of July next. " James Mackintosh, vintner in Elgin, accused of violently assaulting Alexander Mason, baker there, upon the high road leading from Elgin to Forres, and taking from him a twenty shilling note of the British Linen Company, was sentenced to a month's imprisonment in the tolbooth of Elgin, to be publicly whipped there, and thereafter banished Scotland for 14 years. " The Court gave judgment in an appeal ; and no other business depending, and this the last day of the ayre, the Court proceed to Aberdeen to- morrow." Extract of a letter from Glasgow, May 15. " Tuesday night a violent scuffle happened in the Bridgegate between a soldier of the 55th re- giment and a flesher, when the latter cut the former in the neck in a dreadful manner. Another soldier being prefent precipitately fired his musquet at the flesher, but unluckily shot a boy in the thigh.— The soldier and boy lie dangerously ill, and the flesher and other soldier are lodged in prison." On Monday last, 11th curt, a most melancholy ac- cident happened off the island of Kerrera in Argyle- shire. Four men and four women went with a large open boat to cut sea ware on a small island in the neighbourhood ; upon their return with the boat loaded with it, they were overtaken with a sudden squall of wind, which filled the boat with water, and all went to the bottom. None of the bodies were found when this intelligence came away, ex- cept one woman, who was with child. As the whole people were from the same farm, they were all nearly connected with each other. Two old men lost a son and daughter each. One man has left a young widow, with an infant child. Another man lost his wife, whom he married but last winter, and who was with child. The other two were a man and a woman servant. General Assembly Members-— 1789. Burgh of Tain Robert Colt, Esq. M. P. elder. Fordyce Presbytery Mess. Alex. Milne, Boyndie, and Robert Ogilvie, Ordequhill, ministers— Mr George Andrew, clerk to the signet, elder. Burgh of Cullen Mr John Russell, clerk to the signet, elder. Ellon Presbytery Mess. James Milne, Ellon, and Alex. Cock, Cruden, ministers Professor Thomas Gordon, of Aberdeen, elder. Garioch Presbytery Mess. Skene Keith, Keith- hall, and Alex. Cushnie, Oyne, ministers— John Dickson, Esq. advocate, elder. Burgh of Inverury John Clerk, of Elden, Esq. elder. Burgh of Kintore The Hon. Lord Henderland, elder. Elgin Presbytery Mess. William Gordon, Urquhart, and Robert Paterson, New Spynie, ministers— Mr Thomas Gordon, clerk to the signet, elder. Burgh of Elgin William Scott, Esq. banker in Edin- burgh, elder. Burgh of Forres Mr Lewis Grant, writer in Edinburgh, elder. Forres Presbytery Mess. Hoyes, Kinloss, and ministers—- Mr Urquhart, advocate, elder. Abertarph Presbytery Mess. John Grant, Urquhart, and Thomas Ross, Kilmonivaig, ministers— Mr Macdonald, elder. Uist Prefbytery Mess. John Macleod, Harris, and Ed- mund Macqueen, Barra, ministers— Captain Alexander Mac- leod, elder. Abernethy Presbytery Mess. John Grant, Abernethy, and J. Anderson, Kingusie, ministers— Dr Gregory Grant, elder Burgh of Nairn Lewis Alex. Grant, Esq. elder. Burgh of Dornoch R. Eneas Macleod, Esq. elder. Burgh of Inverness Mr Smith of Petty, elder. Strathbogie Presbytery-— Mess. James Scott, Gartley, and Alex. Angus, Botriphnie, ministers— The Hon. Baron Gor- don, elder. Lewis Presbytery William Robertson, Esq. Procurator for the Church, elder. SHIP NEWS. SAILED FROM STROMNESS. ' < , April 22. Young William, Davies, Ulverston, for Hull, slates— Helen, Mitchel, ditto, for ditto, ditto— Wells, Rothery, Whitehaven, for ditto, iron ore— Hope, Towers, Lancas- ter, for ditto, slates— Kercum, Bayne, Whitehaven, for Carron, iron ore— Henry, Biggland, ditto, for ditto— Pro- vidence, M'Iver, Leith, for Stornoway, goods— 23. Hope- well, Halder, Liverpool, for Riga, salt— 26. Happy Re- turn, Craig, Newcastle, for Dublin, goods— Little Betsey, Irvine, Hamburgh, far Liverpool, wheat— Industry, Coy, London, for the lobster fishing. ARRIVED AT LEITH, May 16. Ann, Ross, Glasgow, goods— Industry, Reid, HamburgH, grain—- 18. Ann's increase, Grieve, do. do. — Generous Friends, Donaldson, Hull, goods— Ann, For- sytH, Rotterdam, do. SAILED FrOM LEITH, Charlotte, Davidson, Aberdeen, goods— Oughton, Ross, and Margarets, Turnbull, Petersburgh, do.— Temple, Bridges, Hamburgh, do — Betsy, Tulloch, Lerwick. < io. DESERTION AND ROBBERY. Deserted from the 24th Regiment, JOHN WORRALL, aged 26 Years, £ Feet 7 ** inches high, fair complexion, grey eyes, and light brown hair smart in his manner, and exceedingly well made- he was born in the parish of Killingworth, in WARWICK- SHIRE, and was by trade a labourer. Previous to his deserting, he robbed the Serjeant of his company of a sum of money, and his comrades of several articles of value. Whoever apprehends him. and lodges him in any of his Majesty's goals, shall receive TWO GUINEAS reward ( o- ver and above what is usually granted for apprehending de- serters, by applying to Messrs Cox, Cox, and Greenwood, Craig's Court, London. N. B. As he had a wife in the neighbourhood of Edin- burgh. it is supposed that he is there. REEDS. A Considerable Quantity of BOG REEDS, from Duddingston Loch, is for SALE, at reduced prices, at Prestonfield, A BAKE HOUSE, And Other Houses in Edinburgh to Sell. To be SOLD by public roup, within the Old Exchange Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, on Tuesday the 19th of May current, between the hours 0f six and seVen afternoon, THE Bake House and Dwelling House in Pottertow, which belonged to the deceased George Turnbull, baker there, yielding of yearly rent about L- 35 1 Sterling; The title- deeds, articles of roup, & o, are in the hands of George Andrew, writer in Edinburgh. MR ANgUS M'DONALD, Mr Hayman's agent at Glasgow, some time since informed him, that the following person had begun a course of his Maredant's Drops ; and, that if it was possible to eradicate so deplorable a disorder, it could not fail adding greatly to the same of that Medi- cine, notwithstanding its almost universal celebrity. CASE AND CURE. To Mr Hayman, Proprietor of Moredant'S Drops, Golden Square, London. SIR, IT is now eighteen years since I was first af- flicted with the scurvy in my right leg, for which, in 1773, I was sixteen weeks in the Royal Infirmary, Edin- burgh, when, nothing benefited, I gave up the use of Me- dicine for some years; but my disorder increasing to six- teen running sores, I had again recourse to the Faculty ; and about five years past they all dried up, except one in the inside of my leg, but which afficted me more than all the others, being sunk so deep in the flesh, as nearly to lay ' the bone bare, attended with a loathsome and profuse run- ning, so virulent as to exceed description ; and so painful, that, during this long period, I scarce ever knew a sound sleep ; my sinews were also contracted, and prevented my walking without a stick. . Now, Sir, from my great desire of rendering benefit to others, I wish you to publish, that I made trial of your ex- cellent Maredant's Drops in April last, seeing your fre- quent cures in the newspapers; and proceeding through a regular course, by the blessing of God, am recovered, to the amazement of all who knew me ; in confirmation of which, you herewith have also the certificate of our Mini- ster. , I am, Sir, your most humble servant, Kirkholm, near Stranraer, „„ Galaway, April 13, 1789 Wm. M'CUBBIN. CERTIFICATE. " I do hereby certify, that I have been intimately ac- quainted With William M'Cubbin, mentioned above, for many years ; that I am perfectly sensible of the truth of the account he gives of his disorder, and of his recovery, by the blessing of God, upon the medicine mentioned, and can freely attest the same, as I now do. JAMES M'CULLOCH, Minister of Kirkholm." K7* Purchasers of these Drops, which are retailed in bottles of JS. 5d. each, by the general venders of Medi- cine, and forwarded to them from the original house, No. 31, in Golden Square, will observe, that the words " J. Hayman, Golden Square," are engraved in the stamp. 1 Mr Hayman's principal agents for Scotland are Messrs HUSBAND, ELDER, and Co. Edinburgh; Mr M'Donald. Glasgow; Mr W. Rait, Dundee ; Messrs Morison and Son, Perth ; Mr R. Garden, Aberdeen ; Mr Alexander Wylie, Dumfries, and Mr Palmer, Kelso. To be SOLD by public roup, within the Royal Exchange Coffeehoufe, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 20th inst. at twelve o'clock noon, THE Lands ofKiNCAPLE and NEWTON of NydIE, belonging to Robert Stein of Kincaple, in one or in the following lots : LOT I.—- Comprehending part of the lands presently pos- sessed by Mr Low, consisting of 62 acres I rood. LOT II.— Comprehending the Distillery and Granaries, with the Dwelling House and Offices, lately possessed by Robert Stein, and about 108 acres of ground, lying adja- cent thereto, with the Superiority of the lands of Eden- side, belonging in property to Mr Martin of Edenside. LOT III — Comprehending West Third and Longmuir, possessed by Mr Stein, and Bonfield possessed by Major Paton, consisting of 247 acres 3 roods 18 falls, or thereby. LOT IV.— Comprehending Wester Newton, possessed by James Fleeming, and part of Longmuir, consisting of 245 acres or thereby. LOT V.— Comprehending Easter Newton, possessed by Mr Stein, and consisting of iro acres or thereby. These lands will be exposed either in one lot or two, or more of the lots will be joined, as shall be most agreeable to purchasers. These lands are beautifully situated on the banks of the river Eden.— There is every appearance of coal in the lands of Kincaple, and the proprietor of Newton has right to a salmon fishing in the river Eden. The title- deeds and articles of sale may be seen in the hands of Alexander Abercromby, or John Taylor, writers to the signet, who will also show a plan of the lands, and a particular scheme of the lots, and will inform as to other particulars. A plan of the lands will also be seen in the hands of Tho- mas George, merchant in Cupar. To be SOLD on Friday the 22d ult. between the hours of one and two afternoon, within the house of John Mac- Kechnie, vintner in Greenock, . THE SHIP MARY, With all her materials, as she now iies in the harb0Ur Greenock. This ship is well calculated for the Baltic trade, has a British register, measures 236 tons, and is now fitted for sea-— but under the necessity of being sold on account of a late deceased owner. HOUSE IN ST ANDREW'S SQUARE. To he Sold bv public roup, within the Old Exchange Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, on Tuesday the 19th May cur- rent, between the hours of six and seven afternoon, that House on the South Side of St An- drew's Square, No. 7. wiih a Coach house, and Stable For three horses. The house is completely furnished, and the furniture will be sold along with the house, if pur- chasers incline; and if not sold with the house, the furni- ture will be sold by roup during the last week of May or first week of June. The house and furniture may be seen every day from twelve till tWo o'clock.— If the house is not sold, it will be let furnished. For further particulars, apply to John Tait, writer to the signet. Park Place. ... sAle of HOUSE IN CRAil To be Sold by public roup, within the house of Daniel Conoly. vintner in Crail, on Monday the 15th day of May 1789, between the hours of twelve and oneo'clock, AHouse and Gardens, lying in the town of Crail, as presently possessed by William Chiene, shipmaster there. At also, some small houses ly- ing in the town of Crail. for particulars, apply to George Robb, writer in An- struther, or Robert Playfair, writer in Edinburgh, with whom the title deeds and articles of sale may he feen. .. HOUSES IN THE NEW TOWN. To be SOLD or LET, SEVERAL HOUSES in North Hanover Street, west side, being the corner building between that and Thistle Street, viz. To be Sold, That Dwelling House in the before- mention- ed tenement, being the sunk storey, and the one immediate- ly above the pavement, consisting of an elegant dining- room and parlour, with three bed- rooms and closets in the upper storey, and four bed- rooms and kitchen in the under storey, with water- pipe, cellars, and other conveniences under the pavement. The front of the sunk storey might to advan- tage be converted into shops, and enough reserved for the house besides. To be Sold or Let,— The Dwelling- House immediately a- bove the one before mentioned, consisting of a large dining- room and parlour, with two bed- rooms, closets, and a kit- chen. The entry fiom Thistle Street. As also, to be Sold or Let,— The Dwelling- House imme- diately above the one last mentioned of the same size aud di- mensions. As also. to be Sold or Let,— The Attic Storey of said te- nement, consisting of five rooms and a kitchen. This last might be, at very little expence, converted into two small dwelling- houses. All these houses command a beautiful view of the frith of Forth, and country adjacent, which never can be inter- rupted. As also to be SOLD or lET, several Smaller Houses and Shops in Thistle- Street, adjoining to those above mentioned. These houses will be sold or let upon the most moderate terms. Mrs Veitch, who lives 111 one of the houses in Thi- stle Street, will show the premisses; and further particulars will be had by enquiring at James Spottiswood, writer, St James's Square, Edinburgh. ROUP Of THE LANDS OF HUNtLYWOOD ADJOURNed. To be SOLD by public roup, within the Exchange Coffee. house, Edinburgh, upon Wednesday the ill day of July 1789. betwixt the hours of six and seven afternoon, THE Lands of Huntlywood, lying within the parish of Gordon and county of Berwick. The lands are partly arable and partly pasture, are of an ex- cellent quality, and lie within a mile of the great road to . London by Greenlaw. Thev are let in lease to one tenant at an easy rent. There is a new onstead of houses upon the farm, lately finished. For further particulars apply to Cornelius Elliot, wri- ter to the signet, Edinburgh, who has power to sell by private bargain, aud who will show the progress of writs and articles of sale. AN ESTATE IN CAITHNESS. To be Sold by public roup, under the authority of a war- rant from the Lords of Council and Session, within the Old Exchange Coffeehoufe, Edinburgh, upon Friday the jyrh day of June 1789, betwixt the hours of six and seven afternoon, THE Lands and Estate of SWINZIE, which belonged to the deceased JOHN SUTHERLAND, Efq. of swinzie, lying in the parish of Latheron, and county of Caithness. This Estate is' pleasantly situated on the Moray Firth, having a south exposure. It commands a pleasant view of the neighbouring counties of Role, Nairn, Moray, aud Banff, 011 the opposite side of the Firth ; and is well cal- culated for carrying on the fishery with great advantage, having a track of sea coast upon it, and many fishing banks at short distances. The Lands are of excellent quality, and great extent, containing the proper proportions of arable and pasture grounds, and are capable of much improvement at a mo- derate expence, the means thereof being amply supplied within tho lands themselves. The Estate holds blench of the Crown, and affords a qualification to vote in the election of a Member of Par- liament for the county; and there is a handsome mansion- house on the premises, built about 25 years ago, most a- greeably fituated, within half a mile of the shore, and fit to accommodate a genteel family. The progress of writs, rental, and conditions of sale, will be shewn by James Horne, writer to the signet, who, nr Captain Patrick Sinclair of the Royal Navy, No. T, Great Suffolk- street, London, will give any further infor- mation that may be wanted, and, in the mean time, treat for a private sale. LANDS In Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire. To be Sold by public roup, within the Exchange Coffee- house, Edinburgh, upon Wednesday the 15th day of July 1789, at six o'clock afternoon, THE Fifty Shilling Land, of old extent, of the Lands of TWEeDIE, with the Pertinents, lying within the parish of Stonehouse, and sheriffdom of Lanark. These lands are pleasantly situated on the banks of the Aven, about one mile from Strathaven, and six miles front Hamilton; and consist of about no acres of croft, 100 acres of field land, and about 35 acres of pasture, and are partly inclosed with ditch and hedge. The lauds hold of a subject superior for payment of 4I. Scots of feu- duty. There is plenty of limestone in these lands, which may be wrought at a trifling expence, there being a seam of coal of about 3 ® inches thick below the limestone. The lands are presently let to two tenants at 1031. 10s. Sterling year- ly; and the farm houses thereon are all in good repair, be- ing built within these few years. ALSO, The KIRKHOUSES of BONHILL, with the Lands and Pertinents thereto belonging, lying within the parish of Bonhill, and sheriffdom of Dumbarton. These lands, which consist of near nine Scots acres, are situated on the banks of the Leven, within three miles of Dumbarton, which is well known to be a most eligible si- tuation for all kinds of manufactures. The present lease of these lands expires at Whitsunday 1789 ; and the proprietor has an offer of thirty- five pounds sterling yearly for a new lease thereof. The lands hold of lord Stonefield, for payment of ll. . js. jjd. of feu- duty. The tenants on the premises will show the lands J and the title- deeds, articles of sale, and rental, will be seen in the hands of Daniel Hamilton, cleric to the signet. sALMOn FisHINGs iN THE COUNTy of INVERNESS. To be LET. ' 1 ' HE whole Salmon Fishings in the Rivers of Lochy, Spean, and Arkick, and on the sea coast adjoining to Fort William, in Lochaber, belonging to the Duke of Gordon and Mr Cameron of Lochiel, as the same are just now occupied by Angus M'Donell, Esq. and his partners. The lease to commence with next season 1790, and to endure for such a number of years as can be agreed on. For the accommodation of the fishings, the farm of Inverlochy will be let in whole or in part, as offerers may incline. There are upon the farm a good dwelling house, and all the necessary cellars and corff houses stated and in good repair, the greater part of which the tenant will re- ceive upon inventory, and an obligation to support them. . He will also receive the cask salt and fishing implements the present tenant shall have On hand, at the end of the season, at an appreciate value. Proposals may be sent in writing to William Tod, his Grace's factor, at Fochabers, or to Ewan Cameron, Esq, of Fassfern, by Fort William, before the nrft of August next. And any person Wanting to view the premises, or to get more particular information, may apply to Fassfern, or to Mr Duncan Stewart, barrackmaster at Fort William. SALE OF LANDS IN AYRSHIRE. On the 3d day of June 1789, betwixt the hours of twelve and one in the afternoon, within the King's Arms Inn in Ayr, there is to be exposed to Sale by public roup, se- parately, ALL and Whole the Farms of CRAIGDOW and LOCHSPOUTS, lying in the parish of Kirkof- wald and shire of Ayr. The lands are at present out of lease, and may be entered to by the purchasers at Whit- sunday 1790. The lands of Craigdow consist of about 390 acres and Lochspouts of about 137 acres. They are capable of consi- derable improvement, and lie within a short distance of lime, and there is every reason to believe there is coal in Craigdow. The articles of roup and progrefs of writs are to be seen in the hands of David Limond, writer in Ayr. T~ O BE SOLD, ' THE Principal Lot of the Barony of BLACK- BURN, 17 miles west from Edinburgh, lying in the parish of Livingstone and county of Linlithgow, the great road to Glasgow running through it. This lot consists of near joo acres Scots measure, has a good modern mansion house of sixteen fire rooms, a com- plete set of offices, and excellent farm houses for the te- nants. The lands are inclosed and subdivided with hedges and stone dykes, and surrounded with belts of planting.— The hedges and plantations are very thriving, the lands are of a rich soil, and in high cultivation 5 lime and coal are now working in the adjoining lands-— The grounds are part in tenantry and part in the proprietor's hand— The rent about I.. 400 per annum. The lands hold of the Crown, and entitle the proprietor to a vote in the county. The term of payment of the price, and entry to the premises, will be made agreeable to the purchaser. For further particulars, apply to Mr Alexander Watson, writer, Craig's Close, in his absence to Mr Thomas Mil- lar ; or to William Dallas, clerk to the signet, Prince's Street, Edinburgh. - The proprietor at Blackburn house will shew the lands. if not sold by private bargain, a future day will be fixed for a roup. WIGTONSHIRE. To be SOLD, under the authority of the Court of Session, within the house of Nathaniel Taylor, innkeeper in Stranraer, upon Thursday the 21st day of May 1789 be- twixt the hours of twelve and two afternoon, THe Three Merk Lands of Culquhasen, with the PERTINENTS, lying in the parish of Old Luce, and shire of Wigton ; the present yearly rent where- of is 50I. Sterling. . These lands consist of nearly I40 acres, all arable, and admit of great improvement, for which they are most con- veniently situated, as they lie within a quarter of a mile of the east shore of the Bay of Luce, and within less than a mile of a creek where lime is landed. They are likewise within three miles of the village of Luce, and of the great military road from Dumfries to Stranraer and Port Pa- trick. The lands are nearly surrounded by good march dykes, and are very low let. They hold feu of a subject superior, for payment of 15s. Sterling yearly. A considerable part of the price will be allowed to remain in the hands of the purchaser, at the legal interest, to answer the payment of an annuity. Those who wish for further information will please apply to Andrew Blane, writer to the signet, or to the tenant up- on the lands. JUDICIAL SALE of LANDS AND HOUSES AT INVERNESS. To be Sold by public roup, within the Parliament or New Session House of Edinburgh, upon Wednesday the 17th day of June 1789. before the Lord Ordinary on the bills, THE Heritable Subjects, lying in and about the town of Inverness, which belonged to the decea- sed MARGARET and DOMALD MACPHeRSoNS, in the fol- lowing lots, vii. LOT I. Seventeen acres of land of the Field Lands of Inverness, called Sandielands and Longlands, with the teinds, presently possessed, inclosed and divided, by John Macdonald and William Sharp, per tack ending at Whit- sunday 1792 The proven rent payable by the tacksmen, besides the feu duty, minister's stipend, and all other public burdens ( which are all payable by the tacksmen) is 27!. Sterl which the Lords have valued at 13 J years purchase, at which the same are to be exposed, being L. 634 lo o LOT II. The Dwelling- houses Shops, Cel- lars, and Garden, in Inverness, possessed by Mess. William Macpherson and Robert Rose, at 171, per tack ending at Whitsunday 1791, and by Mess. Macintosh and Inglis, at 18I. 10s. Sterl. of yearly rent, per tack ending at Whit- sunday 1790, amounting the proven rent 01 both the said subjects to 35I. 10s. per annum, which are proven to be worth 9 years purchase, at which the same are to be exposed, being 319 10 0 Also the HOUSE and GARDEN, held by a feu tack of Mr Robertson of Inches, possessed by Donald Macleod and Margaret Fraser, at 2I. 12s. 6d deducting ICS. of feu- tack duty, is sL 2. « . of free yearly rent, which is proven to be worth eleven years purchase; at which the same is to be exposed, being , - - 13 i o Total value of the subjects,. L. 977 2 o The acres hold feu of the Magistrates and Council of In- verness for payment of 109. Scots for each acre of yearly feu- duty. The stipend payable to the minister of Inverness is two bolls two pecks bear, and 4I. js. Scots money, both payable by the tacksman. The houses, shops, and cellars, possessed by Mess. Mac- pherson and Rose, and Mess. Macintosh and Inglis, are held in free burgage and are the most centrical and best situated for business of any in Inverness; and the lands will be a most eligible purchase to those who wish to reside and carry on business at Inverness, in which manufactures and vari- ous other branches are now carrying on with great rapidity and success;— and, as the current leases soon expire, there is every reason to expect a very great advance of the rent upon a renewal thereof. The articles and conditions of sale, and act of roup, are to be seen in the hands of Keith Dunbar, depute- clerk of Session, or Robert Donaldson, writer to the signet. Sale of the Lands of Lamancha and Belleville. TO be SOLD by judicial xale, upon the 31st July next, the Lands and Estate of LAMANCHA, lying in the parish of Newlands, and county of Peebles ; and the Lands of BELLEVILLE or CLOCKMILL, adjacent to St Anne's Yards, lying in the parish of St Cuthbert's, and county of Edinburgh. Particulars to be inserted in future advertisements; in the mean time further information may be had by applying to Adam Stewart writer, No. 9. St James's Square, Edinburgh, agent in the sale. BY ADJOURNMENT. AYR AND WIGTON. To be SOLD by public roup, Under the authority of the Court of Session, within the Parliament or New Session- house at Edinburgh, upon Wednesday the 13th of JULY 1789, between the hours of four and six afternoon, THE Lands and Estate of Pinkill, as formerly more particularly advertised in this pa- per, in the following lots, viz. In the shire of Ayr. LOT I. The Forty Shilling Land of PINKILL and Twenty Shilling Land of AIRD, possessed upon a lease for 19 years, which is current till Whitfunday 1803, at the yearly free rent of32l. is. lid. 3- iaths. The upset price 10 be 706!. 6s. 8d. 9- nths. LOT II. No. T.— The Twenty Shilling Land of LAGGONMO- NY, possessed upon a leafe for 19 years, which is current till Whitsunday 1804, at the yearly free rent of 13I. 9s. rod. S- iarhs. The upset price to he 269I. 4s. No. 2 The Merk Land of DRUMMURCHIE, pos- sessed on a lease for 19 years, current till Whitsunday 1793, at the yearly rent of L. io 499 I2ths No. 3.— The Twenty Shilling Land of PYNANNOT, possessed upon a lease for 19 years, current till Whit- sunday 1798, at the yearly rent of 16 6 10 4- I2ths No. 4.— The Sixteen Shilling and Eightpenny land of FARDENREOCH and LITTLE FARDEN, possessed up- on a lease for 19 years, current till Whitsunday 1802, at the yearly rent of 21 6 6 Gross rent of these farms, L. 47 ig 2 I- I2th But from which there will fall to he deduced for teind, j 19 4 5- iaths L. 41 18 9 S- I2ths Leaving of free rent, — The upset price to be L 766 o 3 S- I2thl To which add the price of Laggonmo- ny, as above, 269 4 O Total upset price of this lot, - - L. 1035 4 2 a- l » ths LOT III. The Four Merk Land of PYMONT, alias COUL- SOULL, and Twenty Shilling Land of PENE, now called CAIRNHOUSE and CALDSHORE, possessed ou leases for nineteen years, as follows, viz. Part of Pymont, possessed by A- lexander M'Caw, on a lease current nil Whitsunday 1798, at the rent of L. 30 7 6 9- 121I1S That part of ditto possessed by Ja. M'Kie, on a lease current to Martin- nas 1797, at the rent of 19 2 7 2- 12ths Cairnhouse, possessed on a lease current to Whitsunday 1796, at the rent of 949 lo- liths Caldshore, possessed on a lease cur- rent to Whitsunday 1798, at the rent of 8 16 6 7- I2ths Gross rent of this lot, L. 67 II 6 4- i2ths But from which there falls to be deduced, on account of teind, 9 17 II Free rent, L. 57 13 7 4- uths The upset price to be 12821.18s. nd 9- i2ihs. LOT IV. The Fifty Shilling Land of TROLORG, including the Lands now called LITTLETOWN, possessed upon a lease for 19 years, current till Whitsunday 1793, at the free yearly rent of I9I. 4s. 3d. 3 I2ths. The upset price to be 405I. 8s. 6d. 5- i2ths. LOT V. The Thirty Shilling Land of KILPATRICK and Corn Mill thereof, twenty shilling land of GLENASSELL, ten shilling land of M'LAUCHRISTON, and thirteen shilling fourpenny land of CAIRNE, possessed upon a lease for thirty years current till Whitsunday 1804, at tile free yearly rent of 20I. 95. 8d. I0- I2ths. The upset price to be 381!. 12s gd. I0- I2ths. N 11. These lands are possessed by a subtenant, who pays a considerable additional rent. LOT VI. The Forty Shilling Land of SHALLOCHWRACK, possessed upon a lease for nineteen years, current till Whitsunday 1797, at the free yearly rent of 20I. 4s. 2d. 7- i2ths. The upset price to be 396I. 17s. 8d. 6- l2ths. The whole of the above lands hold of either the Crown or Prince, and it is believed five or six freehold qualifications may be made on retours. LOT VII. The Twenty Shilling Land of LOCHANDORNELL, Ten Shilling land of GLAISTER, and Half Merk Land of ANNIMEAN, possessed as follows, viz. Lochandornell and Glaister, on a lease for 19 years, cur- rent till Whitsunday 1800 ; and Annimean, on a lease for 19 years, current till Whitsunday 1796 ; the free yearly rent of the whole being 46I 14s. 3d. 7- i2ths. The upset price to be 934I. 15s. 8d. These lands hold feu of a subject superior for payment of 10I. Scots. In the shire of Wigton. LOT VIII. The Seven Merk land of AIRTHFIELD, possessed up- on a lease for 19 years, current till Whitsunday 1794, at the free yearly rent of 48I. 17s. 9d. 9 I2ths. The upset price lobe 906I. 15s. nd. These lands hold likewise of a subject superior for pay- ment of lol. Scots. N. B. There were grassums paid for all the above leases, in particular there was paid for the lease of Lot I. about 400I. Sterling ; but a part of the rent of each farm, as be- fore stated, is referable to the grassum, in proportion to the sum paid, excepting Lot I. the grassum of which, when the proof was taken, appeared to be only 71I. The tenants of the whole of this estate are bound to pay all public burdens over and above their rents. The WOOD upon the estate is of considerable value, and the lands admit of great improvement, particularly those in the parishes of Dailly and Girvan, which lie near to abundance of both coal and lime, and are only a very short distance from the harbour of Girvan. The title deeds, articles of roup and leases, may be seen in the office of Mr Bruce, depute clerk of Session, or in the hands of Andrew Blane, writer to the signet, agent in the sale -, and further information may be got by apply, ing to him, or to Robert Grahame, writer in Glasgow, the factor. FOR BOSTON, THE BRIGANTINE NEPTUNE, SAMUEL HALL Master, Will be ready to take on board goods in a few days, and clear to sail by the ist of June. The Neptune is a stout new vessel, and has good accom- modation for passengers. For terms apply to John Grieve and Co. Glasgow, and John Holmes, Greenock. SALE of LANDS LyINO AT KIRKINTULLOCH By Adjournment. To be exposed to sale by public roup, under the authority of the Lords of Council and Session, within the Parlia- ment House, on Wednesday 17th June 1789, betwixt the hours of four and six in the afternoon, THE Remaining Lotts of the Heritable Sub- jects which belonged to the deeeased JAMES OSWALD of Springfield. LOT VIII. Free Rent. Upset Price. Brewery, Houses, and Yard, at Bridgend uf Kirkintulloch, va- lued and to be exposed at 13 years purchase, - L. 15 o o I.. 195 o o The Haugh Land, to be exposed at 25 years purchase, L. 7 o O Deduct a 5th part for teind, to which n0 right is produced, 180 5 12 o 140 o O L. ao 12 0U335 o o The 5th part of the rent of said haugh land being laid aside for teind, is L. I 80 From which deduct stipend payable therefor to the mi- nister of Kirkintulloch, 004 Remains of free teind, L. I 7 8 Which free teind being appoint- ed to be exposed at five years pur- chase, for the privilege of purcha- sing thereof, is 6 18 L. ao 12 o I.. 341 18 4 The above lot is divided from the other subjects at the Bridegend, by a common entry, and a hedge running south, betwixt said haugh land and the Broad Croft after mention- ed, and is particularly adapted for a brewery or distillery, having at all seasons the command of inexhaustible well and river water, besides being situated hear coal, and in a plen- tiful country, within a few miles of Glasgow, either by land or water- carriage. This lot has also a right to moss in the Mountain moss, which will go along with it. LOT IX. Free Rent. Upset Price. Old Mansion House at Bridg- end, and the Yards at the back thereof, to be exposed it 12 years purchase, - L. ro o 0 L. lio o o Broad Croft, to be ex- posed at 25 years pur- chase, J7 00 Deduct a 5 th for teind, to which n0 right is pro- duced, . 180 5 12 o 14 - J O O Feu duty payable out of Peter Bell's feu at Bridgend, to be ex- posed at 25 year, purchase, < 5 o 6 The 5 th part of the rent of waid Broad Croft, being laid aside for teind, is L. i S 9 Fr0m which deduct sti- pend payable therefor to the minister of Kirkintul loch, - - 004 Remains of free teind, L. i 7 S Which free teind being appoint- ed to be exposed at five years pur- chase, for the privilege of purcha- sing thereof, is L. 15. 12 6 L. 267 10 10 This and the preceding lot are held blench of the Town of Kirkintulloch for payment of a penny Scots ; and as they are situated at the most agreeable aud convenient end of said town, and front the streets on two sides, having a consider- able part of the ground in front open and unoccupied, they may be feued to great advantage. Besides, each of the fore- going lots have some planting on them, on which no value is put; and lot 9th has a right of burgess- ship in the burgh of Kirkintulloch. LOT X. A DEBT due to said deceafed James Oswald, by the also deceased John Calder of Davidston, for which an adjudica- tion was led against his lands of Davidston, and other heri- tages, dated 10th August 1787, accumulating said debt to I2ll. 8s. jd. bearing interest from that date, at which ac- cummulated sum it is appointed to he exposed, whereby the purchaser will have the benefit of the interest which has fallen due since 10th August 1787, inde, L. 121 ii j lot xi. SPRINGFIELD, comprehending the grounds which were in the natural possession of the proprietor at his death, the proven rent is T. 50 o o ' These lands, flock and teind, are held feu of Mr Stirling of Keir, and the feu duty and stipend payable for both, ac- cording to the ordinary conversion of victual in that part of the country, is - L. i 19 3 And the salary to the schoolmaster, is 008 9- i2ths — 2 O 19- T2th « Remains free rent, ... 47 19 I0 3- I2th « And the price at which, exclusive of the woods, they are appointed to be ex- posed, being 23 years purchafe of said free rent, is - - L. H99 16 4 j- ISths To which add the woods and plant- ing on Springfield, valued separately, at 200 o o L. 1399 16 4 3- i2th » These lands of Springfield lie in the parish of Campsie, and county of Stirling, about a quarter of a mile from Kirk- intulloch, and are pleasantly situated on the banks of the river Kelvin. There is a neat and commodious dwelling- house, with suitable offices upon the lands, fit to accommo- date a genteel family ; and the lands are not only substan- tially inclosed and subdivided, but ate most agreeably shel- tered by thriving belts and clumps of planting of fir and other wood belonging to the premises. The articles of roup, judicial rental, and inventory of the progress of writs of the different parcels, are to be seen in the office of Mr Ross, depute- clerk of Session ; and copies of them, with the title deeds, are in the hands of Alexan- der Grant, writer to the signet, Edinburgh, to whom, or to the Rev. Mr Dun at Kirkintulloch, application may be made for any further information, or for printed copies of the foregoing description and advertisement. N. B. Such of the Creditors Of Mr Oswald is may not have yet produced their grounds of debt, with oaths of ve- rity, with Mr Ross, the clerk to the process, or with said Alexander Grant, are requested to do so betwixt and the day of sale. EDINBURGH: Printed by DAVID RAMSAY, OLD FiSH- MARKET CLOSE, where Advertisements, & c. are taken in.
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