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THE LONDON GAZETTE, AUGUST 4. Vienna, July 22. 1 HE Emperor had a return of his fever on Thursday last, which still continues, tho' not in so violent { a degree as it has been at former periods of his ? illness. Paris, July 30. M. Necker arrived at Versailles on Tuesday even- ing last, and this morning he came to the Hotel de Ville, where he was received with every mark of joy and satisfaction. He was escorted from the bridge at Seve by a large party of horse of the Pa- ris militia, who also returned with him to the fame plate. On Tuesday last the Marquis de la Fayette per- formed the ceremony of incorporating the French Guards, under the appellation of Gardes de la Na- tion, by which they are henceforward to be distin- guished. BANKRUPTS. Charles Drake, late of Horsham, county of Sussex, linen- draper— Anthony Brooksby, of Oakham, county of Rutland, mercer and draper— Moses Williams, of Warrington, county of Lancaster, sail- cloth manufacturer— Robert Trotter, late of Norfolk- street, . Strand, tailor— Thomas Hugoe, late of Penrhyn, county of Cornwall, mercer and draper— Thomas Kerr, of St James's Street, county of Middlesex, embroiderer. ( This Gazette contains addresses to his Majesty from the Consul, & c. at Leghorn— Council of Antigua— Council of Dominica— Council of the Bahama ! ( lands— alfo one to the Queen from the Bahama Islands.] LLOYD'S MARINE LIST, AUG. 4- THE ——, Kreplin, from Bourdeaux, is taken by the Russians, and carried to Copenhagen. The Minerva, of Glasgow, from Virginia to Dunkirk, drove from her anchors in Dunkirk road, and got ashore in attempting to go into Ostend harbour The Elizabeth, Innes, from Jamaica, got on shore going into dock at Liverpool, and had four feet water in her hold. Capt. Davis, of the Olive Branch, from Grenada, on the 3d ult. lat. 33. long. 61. spoke the Mary- Anne, Peters, from Boston to Jamaica, out 14 days. The Prince of Wales, Coffin, was left well on the South Fishery the beginning of June, with 5 20 barrels of spermace- ti oil. Winds at Deal— July 31. S. Aug. 1. N. W. 2. E. N. E. and 3. E. , Yesterday arrived a mail from France— also one from Lisbon. This day— Holland and Flanders. PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE* ' HOUSE OF LORDS. Monday, August 3. The order of the day being read, for the com- mitment of the East India Company's loan bill, Lord Walsingham, with a view of giving their Lordships time to examine the accounts which were now produced, moved that the order for com mining this bill to- day be discharged till to- mor- row : which was assented to. , Tuesday, August 4. The Duke of Leeds, after some private conversa- tion with the Chancellor, in order that a bill which he held in his hand might be read a second time, moved that the twenty- fifth standing order be dis- pensed with. the Lord Chancellor put the question, that the said standing order be taken into consideration to- morrow, and that the Lords be summoned.— Ordered. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Monday, August 3. Received a message from the Lords of their con- currence to the middle passage bill. At four o'clock the House adjourned till Thurs- day. LONDON, AUGUST 5. Revolution in France. On Monday the 17th of July the Count de Montmorin transmitted to the President of the Na tional Assembly the following letter from M. Necker in answer to that which the Assembly had addres- sed to him, to engage him to return to his post in Administration. " Gentlemen— Sensibly affected by long appli- cation, and considering that it is almost time for me to think of retiring from the world and busi- ness, I had resolved to cherish only my ardent wishes for the fate of France, and the happiness of a nation to which I am attached by so many ties, when I received the letter with which you honour- ed me. It is totally out of my power— it is infi ' nitely above my feeble talents, to reply in becoming terms to this mark of your esteem and affection, so truly honourable. But I ought at least, Gentle- men, to come in person, and offer the tribute of my respectful acknowledgments. To devote my self is not necessary to you; but it is essential to my happiness to prove to the King and to the French nation, that nothing shall relax the zeal which has been for so long a time the interest of my life. I am with respect, Gentlemen, Yours, & c. NECKER." At the same time M. Montmorin informed the Assembly, that in his letter he was assured that M. Necker would be in Paris either on Wednesday or Thursday. According to promise, M. Necker arrived in Pa- ris 0n Tuesday last. He was received with the ut- most possible honour. On Thursday he made his , appearance in the National Assembly. Words can not do justice to the general emotion. A senti ment of rapture possessed the whole Assembly, and . he alone was unable to give utterance to the pas- sion. by which he was agitated. At length, how ever, he addressed himself to the Three Orders, and. in a speech of great fervour, devoted himself to their grand and sublime views ; bore testimony to the rectitude and propriety of their conduct; a vowed his determination to participate, in their la- bours, and to assist in accomplishing the glorious end. He spoke with compassion of the sacrifices that had been made, but lamented that the mis- conduct of individuals had tended so greatly to ex asperate a high- minded people. This speech was received with loud and reiterated acclamations. After having paid his compliments to the King and the National Assembly at Versailles, he went to the Hotel de Ville. He was conducted thither by a considerable deputation of the members; and long before he reached the city was met by an im- mense concourse of people, who insisted on taking the horses from his carriage, and in that manner conducted him into Paris. Here he was received with every demonstration of joy and enthusiasm ; the bells were ordered to be rung, bands of music played, and the people hailed his return among them by the most lively expressions of joy. He was received at the Hotel de Ville by the Mayor, the Marquis de la Fayette, and a deputa- tion of the principal citizens. The first object which Mr Necker recommended was a general am- nelly and oblivion of all that was past. He said, that until this was accomplished, he could hope for no success in retrieving the unfortunate situa- tion of the kingdom. Mr Necker's recommendation has been since at- tended to, though the particulars of the circum- stance have not yet come to our knowledge. A general amnesty has been proclaimed by the con- tent of the King, the National Assembly, and the city of Paris, in consequence of which all those persons who have been proscribed, or have fled from France, have now liberty to return in safety. This happy event has caused public rejoicings, and on Thursday night both Paris and Versailles were illuminated. It is not astonishing that a great nation, strug gling for liberty, should be easily alarmed at every circumstance that tends to develope the dangers with which they are still surrounded. The letters found on the Baron de Callelnau, French Resident at Geneva, have given rise to very warm debates in the National Assembly, and produced the following interesting correspondence : Among these letters was one from the Duke of Dorset to the Comte d'Artois, which, as the Pre- sident of the Assembly had returned the packet to the Mayor and Permanent Committee of Paris without reading them, occasioned various rumours not very favourable to England. This delicate matter being taken into consideration, different were the opinions respecting the mode of proceed- ing , many members insisting on the inconsistency of violating epistolatory correspondence, at a mo- ment when the representatives of the nation were expressly instrusted by their constituents to remedy this past abuse, and to ensure its secrecy, which ought ever to be held sacred. , In the midst of these debates, the following let ter was received from the Baron de Castlenau : " Mr President, Versailles, July 26. " No sooner was I informed that the letters found on me were laid before you, than I wrote to his Excellency the Duke of Dorset, to induce him to request of you that you would open the letters. " On receiving the Minister's orders for my re- tarn to Geneva, I asked for a delay of twelve days ; in which interval it was my intention to pass through Hainault, and visit the Comte d'Artois; to whose person I am attached by my office ( he has a place in the Comte's Household), as well as by the ties of gratitude. The letters contain no- thing but compliments on the part of the Duke of Dorset, and congratulations on his safety, & c. Sic. The President added, that he had received a let- ter from the Duke of Dorset, requesting an inter- view, which he had declined. The Comte de Clermont Tonnere now rose, and put an end to the debate, by assuring the Assem- bly, that he had read the letter in question at the Hotel de Ville of Paris, and that it did not con- tain a syllable capable of being construed as inju- rious to the national interest ; he would not, in- deed, say as much respecting that which M. de Castelnau had torn on his apprehension j but that all these papers were forthcoming at the proper moment. Suspicion is most alive when people have most to fear ; and, in that case, it sees dangers even where they do not exist. This was the case with the people of Paris ; they thought they saw dan- ger lurking under every expression, the drift of which they could not clearly discover; and, final- ly, they concluded that England was treating with the aristocratic party, and the Duke of Dorset and his Royal Highness were the negociators be- tween them. Several circumstances concurred to make this conclusion appear to the people probable. An English nobleman had published a pamphlet in Paris, to prove that the claims of the people were in many instances unreasonable, and that France cOuld not long have a monarchy, even li- mited, if the Three Orders were to unite and vote in one body. Another circumstance had irritated them : A report was spread, that a squadron of seven fail of the line had been equipped at Ports- mouth, and was ready to put to sea. These ru- mours combined gave rise to the idea that the ari- stocratic party had agreed to put Brest into the hands of the English, in return for which England was to assist them in crushing the National Assem- bly. This was immediately believed by those who feared it might be true ; and the Duke of Dorset soon found, by the behaviour of the people, that he was no longer considered in the light of a friend. The report having reached his Grace's ears, he thought it his duty to write to Count de Montmo- rin, Minister of State, to contradict it, and declare it not only to be untrue, but injurious to his ho- nour ; and, as he could not have any direct com- munication with the National Assembly, he re- quested the Count would take upon himself to com- municate to that Assembly the substance of his Grace's letter. It was accordingly read there, and gave general satisfaction. The following are copies of the letters which pas- sed on this subject : Letter of Monsieur Montmorin to the Duc de Lion- court, President of the National Assembly. " Mr President, Versailles, July 27. " The Ambassador of England has entreated me to have the honour, without loss of time, to com- municate the following letter to you. I have thought it so much less in my power to resist his application, as it is certain he apprised me in effect verbally in the beginning of June last, of a plot against the port of Brest. Those who medi- tated this scheme desired certain succours for the expedition, and to have an asylum in England. The Ambassador did not give me any indication relative to the authors of this project, and he as- sured me that they were absolutely unknown to him. The enquiries that I have been able to make after machinations fo uncertain, have been as fruit- less as they ought to be ; and I have been obliged to confine myself to engage the Count de Luzerne to give the Commandant of Brest precautions to double his vigilance and activity. I have the ho- nour to be, & c. DE MONTMORIN." Letter of the Duke of Dorset, Ambassador from Eng- land at the Court of France, to the Count de Mont- morin, Secretary for Foreign Affairs. " Sir, Paris, July 26. " It has been communicated to me from divers quarters, that endeavours have been made to insi- nuate, that my Court had fomented in part the troubles that have afflicted the capital for some time past ; that she had taken advantage of the present opportunity to take up arms against France; and that even a fleet was upon the coast to co- operate' with the discontented party. Totally des- titute of truth as these rumours are, they appear to me to have reached the National Assembly: And the Courier National, which gives an account of the sittings of the 23d and 24th of this month, leaves suspicions which give me so much more pain, as you know, Sir, how far my Court is from de- serving them. " Your Excellency will call to mind several con- versations which I had with you the beginning of June last, the horrid plot that had been propo- sed relative to the port of Brest, the anxiety that I felt to put the King and his Ministers upon thei guard, the answer of my Court, which corresponds so strongly with my sentiments, and which revolts with horror from the proposition that was made:— In fine, the assurances of attachment which she re- peated to the King and the nation, enabled you to make known to his Majesty how much I participat- ed in the emotion which the treachery must give him. " As my Court has infinitely at heart to pre serve the good harmony which subsists between the two nations, and to remove all contrary suspicions, 1 intreat you, Sir, to submit this letter, without delay, to the President of the National Assembly. You are aware how essential it is to me to justify my own conduct, and that of my Court, and to do my utmost to destroy the effect of the insidious insinuations which have been so industriously pro pagated. " It is of infinite importance to me that the Na- tional Assembly should know my sentiments, that they should do justice to those of my nation, and to the open conduct which she has constantly held towards France since I had the honour to be her organ. " I have it so much more at heart, that you should not lose a moment in making this known, as I owe it not only to my personal character, but to my country, and to the English that are here, to protect them from all the reflections that may arise from the misrepresentation. I have the honour to be, & c. DORSET." Answer of the Duke de Liancourt, President of the National Assembly, to the Comte de Montmorin. " Versailles, July 27. " I have received the letter your Excellency has done me the honour of writing me, as likewise that of the Ambassador of England, which was annex- ed to it, and immediately communicated both one and the other to the National Assembly. The Assembly order me to have the honour of informing you, that they heard them read with the greatest satisfaction, to thank you for having trans- mitted them, and to request you to be so good as to express to his Excellency the Duke of Dor- set their thanks for the anxiety he expresses, in qua- lity of Ambassador, to have his sentiments, and those of his nation, declared to the National As- sembly. " The Assembly have resolved, that this letter shall be sent instantly to Paris, and made public throughout the kingdom by impression. I have the honour t0 be, With the most perfect attachment, See. Sec. The DURE DE LIANCOURT." The National Assembly have made progress in deliberating on the plan of their new constitution ; and a second report was made from the Committee on Monday the 27th ult. which, like the former, was received with the most cordial approbation by the Assembly. The principal heads of the form of government which the Committee has recommended, are as fol- low. That the National Assembly shall be composed of two Houses of Parliament; the Committee all agree on this point, but they find a difficulty to decide in what manner the two Chambers of Par- liament shall be organized; some are of opinion that both should be elective ; others that the King should have the power to nominate the Members of the first, in the same manner as our House of Lords is created. That the States General should be permanent, and meet yearly ;— That the King shall have the treasury of the State under his protection ;— That he shall have the supreme and absolute command over the army ;— ' That he shall have the nomination to all places civil as well as ecclesiastical ; That he shall have a revenue for the maintenance of his dignity, even more considerable than he has allowed him at present. Such are the principal points on which the con- stitution is to be raised. The following are Authentic Copies of the Letter of the King of France to Mr Necker, and his an- swer. " I have been deceived respecting you. Vio- lence has been committed on my character. Behold me at length enlightened. Come, Sir— come with- out delay, and resume your claims to my confi- dence, which you have acquired for ever. My heart is known to you. I expect you with all my nation, and I very sincerely share in its impatience. On which, I pray God, Sir, until you return, t » take you into his holy and worthy keeping, " Louis." Answer of M. Necker, dated Geneva, July 23. in the evening, and received by his Majesty the 26th. " SIRE, " I have this instant received the letter with which it has pleased your Majesty to honour me. I want expression to testify to you the tender emo- tions I have experienced on the return of your fa- vour : It penetrates me more and more with the obligation I have long imposed on myself, of always distinguishing in your Majesty the just Prince, the honest man, who can operate only the happiness of the nation when he acts from himself, from the powerful Monarch who governs it, and who is fre- quently exposed to do what is repugnant to his heart. " I only take the time, Sire, to wipe away the tears which your letter has made me shed, and I fly to obey your orders. I shall not bear to you my heart— that is a property you have acquired by a thousand titles, and to which I no longer have any claim. " I reckon with impatience, and am driving to accelerate the moments which are necessary for me to proceed to offer you the last drop of my blood, my feeble talents, my entire devotion to your sa- cred person, and the profound respect with which 1 am, Sire, " Your Majesty's most humble, " Most obedient, and most zealous servant, " NECKER." In every town on the road, the Magistracy, chief Burghers, Ecclesiastics, and Military, assem- bled to salute and address M. Necker as he passed : At night they illuminated ; ever. Versailles as well as all Paris had illuminations, feus de joye, See. Though Mr Necker's return to France will doubtless tend greatly to the pacification of affairs in the capital, and the quiet of the whole king- dom, yet in the mean time dreadful are the ac- counts, received by the last advices, of the disor- ders committed in the provinces. The Intendants, always an odious race, are eve- ry where flying before the people. At Augers, the inhabitants have taken possession of the citadel. At Lyons, they are destroying the famous state prison of Pierre encise. In Franche Comte, the tumults have degenerated into the most horrible exceffes ; the people are every where destroying the property of the Nobles; the churches are pillaged; the principality of | Montbelliard is laid waste, the Prince obliged to break up his council, and dismiss the members, surrendering up all his rights. At Mans, in the province, of Maine, one of the noble family of Montesson has had his head struck off; and his brother and another Noble, Deputies at the Assembly, who were returning for new powers, were met on the road by the armed mul- titude, and with their carriages precipitated from a bridge into the river, but luckily escaped with their lives. At Soissons, the country is laid waste by a body of four thousand banditti, supposed to be encou- raged to cut the standing corn. From Perche, Alencon, Valenciennes, & c. 8cc. there are accounts of similar disorders; but the inha- bitants of several towns are now arming, or already armed, and every where co- operating with the ut- most harmony with the soldiers; so that peace will be soon restored. In most of the garrison towns, particularly in Flanders, the Commandants seeing the soldiers take a decided part, and range themselves under the banners of the citizens, they sent them the co- lours of their respective regiments— a prudent con- duct ; for there is not hitherto a single instance of irregular or unpatriotic proceedings in the mili- tary. It is generally supposed that the Duke of Dorset's residence in Paris will now be but of short duration ; a ship has been stationed for some days past at Bou- logne, in order to bring his Grace to England. The tumults have much affected the Queen of France ; her Majesty is now extremely ill. One of many circumstances has contributed greatly to confirm the people in the opinion, that the English were at the bottom of the conspiracy ; and that was, that a letter from the Minister of a power in friendship and alliance with Great Britain, to a friend in Paris, was intercepted, or said to have been intercepted, in which the writer wished his friend out of Paris, as a plan was laid for dis- solving the National Assembly, cutting off many of the Members who composed it, and reducing Paris to obedience hy force ; in which the King was to be assisted by a foreign power. This letter, whether a fabrication or not, had a prodigious effect upon the multitude, who imme- diately determined, without any grounds, tha. this foreign power could be no other than Great Bri- tain. This was enough to make the Duke of Dorset's residence at Paris not only disagreeable, but dan- gerous. To inflame the people more, a list was handed about of forty- seven persons, all declared partisans of the popular cause, who were to be proscribed, and put to death. Of this number three were Bishops, four Rectors of Parishes, seventeen( Nobles, and twenty three Commoners.. The Court, it was said, had received assurances of support from all the rest of the Clergy and No- bility, who offered to present the King with atv immediate supply of 12,000,000 of livres, and to I lend their assistance in giving circulation to paper money, to the amount of 100,000,000 more. The Baron de Batz was named as the person who was to have to management of this paper money ; and it . was even asserted that the notes for this cur- rency had been actually printed. The army was to b; e employed in forcing the people to take these notes in payment ; and that the army might not refuse to undertake this odioUs talk, one of the new Ministers was said to have proposed that the plunder of Paris should be given to the troops as the reward of their obedience and fidelity. Marshal Broglio was repotted to have thus ad dressed the King : " SIRE, " You are no longer a King— but I swear, that before a week elapses, your reign shall be establish- ed, and your power be made as ample and as solid as ever it was. For the accomplishment of this promise, I will answer with my head." Another person said, " Paris should be reduced to such distress, that its inhabitants should be obli- ged to gnaw their tables and chairs, in endeavour- ing to find wherewith to satisfy their hunger 1" Whether these expressions were ever used or not, was not at all the question ; not a man in Paris would suffer himself to doubt their authenticity. The effect which they produced upon the peo- ple was astonishing.— All classes of men swore to stand by each other, and avert the accomplishment of the wishes and menaces of their enemies. Even the peaceful ministers of the altar caught the indignation which the people felt; nay, the cloistered recluses sallied forth to support what they called the cause of God, because it was the cause of the people. The Crutched Friars, Petits Peres, and even the Feuillans, mixed with the citizens, and bore upon their scapularies the national cockade. The Grey Friars, and, to the astonishment of all Paris, even the Capuchin Friars, appeared in the ranks with swords girt on, and muskets on their shoulders. This formidable appearance, this general associ- ation, filled the Court party with dread and terror, and frightened them from their purpose. The Due de Liancourt was the first who gave Comte d'Artois notice of the danger that threaten- ed His life.—" My Lord, said the Duke, your Royal Highness's head is devoted.— I saw with horror your name in the dreadful proscription roll." The Prince could scarcely believe his ears ; he did not imagine that the most daring of the op- posite party would ever presume to harbour a thought against the life of a brother of their King. But the Duke assuring him, upon his honour, that what he had told him was strictly true, his Royal Highness believed him, and then thought it was full time for him to consult his own safety. On the 18th of July, this high- mettled Prince, obliged to give way to the storm, left Versailles on horseback, with only two attendants, the Duke de Polignac, and the Prince d'Hennin, Captain of his Life Guards. His two sons he sent before him, under the care of their Governor, the Marquis de Serent.— His Consort he left behind, because, as she was a great favourite with the people, she had nothing to fear; and probably he judged that it would be for his advantage, that he should have at Versailles so con- fidential a friend as her Royal Highness. The Duchess de Polignac has had a fecond escape, through the presence of mind of an Abbe, who was with her in her carriage. Just as she had changed horses at Saumur, she saw many people collected at the gate, who ap- peared to be waiting with impatience for the ar- rival of the carriage, that they might see who were the travellers. The Abbe perceived that the Duchess, at the fight of them, grew pale and red by turns, and was all in a tremor. These symptoms, he feared, woulld betray her; and therefore, to divert their attention from the Lady, he put his head out of the carriage, and addressing the people, said— " I see, my honest fellows, you want to have some news— I have glad tidings to impart to you— That damned b the Duchess de Polignac, and her whole crew, have been obliged to decamp. — The honest Genevan ( Mr Necker) is at Ver- sailles ; he arrived there a little before we set out, and was most graciously received by the King." The people hearing this, began to shout for joy, and thank the gentleman for the good news.— The postillions, in the mean time, put forward with all dispatch ; the people little thinking that the very person whom they wished to destroy, had been all that time in their power. The Duchess afterwards thanked the Abbe for her life, which she said she was sure she owed to him. She declared, that the most refined flattery that ever was offered to her had never been the twentieth part so pleasing to her cars, as the abu- sive name he had honoured her with, for the pur- pose of preventing the people knowing that she was the person to whom he applied it. The Marquis de la Fayette, disgusted with the ferocious conduct of the people of Paris, and with some disrespectful and injurious language which he heard they had used against him, assembled the Committee of Safety, and tendered to them his re- signation of Colonel- General of the Militia of Pa- ris. He observed, that his election to that situation had been condemned, as he had been informed, by several of the wards of the city. the Committee refused to accept the resignation ; and begged he would not think of withdrawing himself from the service of his country, which stood so much in need of him. He still insisted that he must resign ; however, he was at last overcome by the tears and entreaties of the deputies of the peo- ple, and consented to retain his commission. A private letter from Cette, in Languedoc, re- lates, that a large body of armed citizens and coun- try people, headed by the principal merchants and landed gentlemen, had dispatched a tartan from Marseilles to the gallieS, supposed cruising between the coasts of France and Barbury, with orders to return Immediately to that port, there to be laid up, and disarmed as in the winter months. Whe- ther the Admiral who commands those vessels will think himself authorised to obey those popular in- junctions, is a question not yet determined. By this manoeuvre it appears, that the French are re- solved on eradicating every species of slavery, both by land and sea. We are credibly informed, that a large fleet, la- den with wheat, flour, meal, and rice, from several American ports, were spoke with about noon on Wednesday the 15th ult. ten leagues from the island of St Martin, on the coast of Britany, all well. They are to be divided into separate classes, and proceed for Bourdeaux, Rochelle, Nantz, See. where they must by this time have arrived, to the great joy of the distressed inhabitants of those po- pulous towns. After the Duke of Dorset's letter had been read in the National Assembly, one of the members closed a very eloquent speech, in terms which no Englishman can read without a particular glow of pleafure : " And who, said he, can take upon them to oppose so fine an energy? You it cannot be, you free and brave people, who have shed seas of blood for liberty. Oh, gallant Englishmen I forgive the error for a moment, that made us presume it pos- sible. But all our doubts are at an end ; and the knowledge of possessing your esteem and approba- tion will double our ardour. Your worthy repre- sentative convinced us yesterday, that the bravest nation in the world is the most generous !" Another member " congratulated human nature and the people of England, on this triumph of rea- son and philosophy over long- nurtured bigotry and prejudice."— How flattering to an English ear 1 May we long deserve the praise of such a nation ! By the latest advices yesterday, and which may be depended on, it appears that a battle between the Russian and Swedish fleets is almost inevitable. Letters from Mr Fenwick, Consul at Elsineur, dated the 25 th of July, state, that the former were as far down as Nagie, in the Gulph of Finland, and that the Swedish fleet were cruising to the east of Bornholm.— Other accounts say, that the Rus- sian fleet are down as low as Gothland ; we may naturally conjecture a battle must soon be the con- sequence. The Russian fleet consists of 40 sail, 23 of which are of the line, and the remainder frigates, sloops, & c. . . The Swedish fleet consists of 21 fail of the line,, nine large frigates, with heavy metal, and five of inferior force. The opposition which the Lord Chancellor has given to some parts of the tobacco bill has afforded a pretext for some rumours of a change of Ministry. The following particulars were as confidently re- ported yesterday in certain circles, as if Gazette authority had been attached to them :— Mr Pitt was to go out, and be succeeded by the Marquis of Buckingham, who, with the Lord Chancellor, was to coalesce with the heads of the Opposition.— Those who chuse to believe all this, are welcome. The only remarkable circumstance is the Lord Chancellor's having been in a minority twice in one day. A very short conference was yesterday held, between the Chancellor and Mr Pitt, in the Chan- cellor's chamber, within the House of Lords— but it does not seem to indicate, either from the brevity of the conversation, or the countenances of those two great men, that they are yet decidedly of one opinion in respect to the clauses of the tobacco bill, which, with the Indian loan bill, and the cocoa bill, are to undergo a debate this day. It is amazing how little attention is paid to draw- ing up the acts of Parliament, which in many cases, from their ambiguity, are a trap to the unwary. The post horse tax is an instance of this. The Lord Chancellor declared, that it was so ill drawn, that it could not be understood. The tobacco bill is in the same predicament. The Lord Chancellor said, in the House of Lords, on Friday, that there were various exceptions, and deductions from these exceptions, and parenthesis strangely inserted within parenthesis, resembling a nest of apothecaries boxes '! How are the people to obey the laws, when the Sages of the Law themselves cannot understand them ? Thus, every session, acts are made to explain former acts, and, from this multiplicity, the whole forms a mass of confusion. A great fire broke out on the 9th of March last at Bengal in the square of the fort, where the ar- tificers work, which consumed the whole building ; but the progress was stopped by the indefatigable endeavours of Colonel Pearse, the Commandant, otherwise the whole garrison might have suffered. The square was about 300 feet 011 each side ; the lower part of the building was workshops, and the upper, storerooms for tents, fixt ammunition, gun- carriages, and small stores. The fire communicated to all the sides nearly at the same instant ; it began at the painter's shop, and run through the carpen- ter's to the place where the carriages were ; many of which are saved, with a quantity of stores and fixt ammunition ; but all the tents, amounting in value to about one lack, together with stores and gun- carriages, tumbrils, & c. in the whole to three lacks, are destroyed ; likewise some stores, arms, and clothing, belonging to the 73d regiment, valued at sixty thousand rupees. The building cost about one lack ; but as the articles are chiefly country made, except the tents, they will be easily re- placed. By the most authentic accounts from several parts of the corn counties ( both by letters and o- ther information), it appears that the present high price of corn and flour is to be solely attributed to the iniquitous combinations of the cornfactors, rich farmers, mealmen, and other engrossers and mono- polizers, and not to any real scarcity of the articles in hand. 1 PRICES or GRAIN AT BEAR KEY. Wheat, J4stc64 sod Barley, 21 — 17 o Rye, 28 — 31 o Oats, 16 — 19 o Malt 3c — jj O Peafe, 30^ 03404 Wh. do. 20— 22 o Beans, ar — 13 6 Tickdo. zo— 21 o Tares, 46 — 300 FLOUR per Sack. Firft, do— Second, 00— 46 o Rape? 00— 06 o SsvU,$ fef Uft, o. PheNIX iNdiAMAn. This morning the purser of the Phenix India- man, Capt. Gray, arrived at the East India House, with the agreeable news of her safe arrival in the Downs, from Bengal and Madras. The following is a list of the passengers, some of whom, anxious to set foot in Old England,* were landed on Tuesday afternoon at PlymoUth— John Keighley, Esq. and family. William Duncan; Esq. Claud Russell, Esq. and family. Dr Russell and family. Major Campbell and family. Mr Overend. Captains Gordon, Burnet, and Buchanan. Lieutenants Boyce, M'Kenzie, and Lauder. Ensign Campbell. Mess. Periers, Campbell, Toriano, and Schmids— and Cornet Brown. Marriages.] At Ostend, George Gregorie, Esq. Dutch Consul in Austrian Flanders, son to David Gregorie, Esq. of Dunkirk, to Miss Susannah Christian, daughter to Mr John Christian, of Dun- kirk.-— At the same time was married, his brother, John Gregorie, Esq. merchant at Petersburgh, in Virginia, to Miss Christian, also daughter to Mr John Christian. Died.'] Monday, at Bolesworth Castle, Chester, Oswald Mosley, Esq. eldest fon of Sir John Mosley, Bart.— Yesterday, in Newgate, insane, John Bur- ton, who was in custody for a forgery on Sir John Godoricke, Bart.— Friday, at Richmond, Surrey, the Hon. Gen. John Fitzwilliam, Colonel of the 5th regiment of dragoon guards. The following are the appointments for the en- fuing Autumn Circuits West— LORD JUSTICE CLERK & LORD STONEFIELD. Inverary, Saturday, 5th September. Stirling, Thursday, 10th September. Glasgow, Tuefday, 15th September. NORTH LORDS HAILES and ESKGROVE. Inverness, Friday, nth September. Aberdeen, Saturday, 19th September. Perth, Friday, ajth September. South—— LORDS HENDERLAND and SWINTON. Ayr, Monday, 7th September. Dumfries, Saturday, nth September. Jedburgh, Thursday, 17th September. John Steuart, Esq. of Steuarthall, died the 4th current. Yesterday the Sheriff of the county opened the ports for the importation of oats, and continued them open for the importation of wheat. William Tennant, late soldier in the 25th regi- ment of foot, has been served with an indictment at the instance of his Majesty's Advocate, for theft. The trial is to come on before the High Court of Judiciary on Monday the 24th instant/ On Thursday the Lammas Exchequer term ended. Yesterday was launched, from Mr Syme's dock- yard in Leith, a fine new ship, which was named The Duchess of Buccleugh, belonging to Captain William Beatson, and intended for the trade be- tween London and Leith. The launch was an exceeding fine one, and no accident whatever hap- pened. There was a very genteel and numerous company present, amongst whom were the Duchess of Buccleugh and family, Lady Frances Douglas, the Duke of Montague, Earl of Dalkeith, & c. & c. This vessel, we are informed, is to be fitted up in a very superior stile. On Saturday last, a strawberry was taken from a bush at Bothwell Castle garden, measuring five inches in circumference. Wednesday night, one Archibald Ritchie, be- longing to a sloop at the Broomielaw, went down to his cabbin to sleep ; in which place he was ye- sterday morning found dead. He has left a wife and four children. Extract of a letter from Dumbarton, August 4. " This day was given in to the presbytery of Dumbarton, a presentation by the Crown in favour of the Rev. Mr Alexander M'Aulay of Strathblane to be minister of Cardross, with his letter of ac- ceptance. And another presentation by Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, Baronet, in favour of Mr Abraham Forrest, probationer, to be minister of Cardross, with his letter of acceptance.— The pre- sbytery have sifted procedure till the point of civil right is determined by the court competent." Saturday came on before the Sheriff of Rox- burghshire, in a special court held at Hawick, two criminal trials at the instance of the Procura- tor Fiscal: One against Walter Scott, weaver in Hawick, and John Scott, apprentice to James Glendinning, wright in Hawick, for various and repeated acts of theft committed in the town of Hawick : The other against Andrew Scott, John Hardie, Adam Thorburn, and Gilbert Reid, of the same place, for attacking, beating, and wounding George Ogilvie, one of the town officers, depri- ving him of his halbert, dragging him on the streets, and giving other unprovoked maltreatment, when attending the Corner's procession on the last annual common riding day in the month of June. The two first delinquents were convicted by the verdict of a jury, and sentenced to Be whipped through the town of Jedburgh, on Tuesday next, and thereafter banished for the space of seven years.. The other delinquents were also convicted, and Hardie, Thor- burn, and Reid, ordained to suffer one month's im- prisonment; and Scott the more guilty offender^ two months confinement in the house of correction at Jedburgh, to be subject all the time to the laws and regulations of that place of punishment and reformation, and found liable conjunctly and se- verally in all the expences attending the prosecu- tion. SHIP NEWS. ARRIVED At LeITH, Aug.' 6. Jean, Ferrier, Glasgow, goods— Industrious Ma- ry, Drysdale, Perth, grain— 8. Betty & Margaret, Millar; Perth, goods— Ceres,. Walmsley, Ncrva, wood— Industry, Reid, N. Berwick, grain— Several other coasters. SAILED from LeITH, Peggy, Clark, Dundee, goods Providence, Rose, Glasgow, do.— Jennie, Marshall, do. do.— Janet, Spittal, Lerwick, do. — Jean, Skirving, Havre de Grace, wheat— Star, Ritchie, London, goods—' Neptune, Balfour, Petersburgh, ballast. COALLIERS WANTED. At NIDDRY, three miles east from Edinburgh, ABLe COALLIERS, with Bearers, will meet - with good encouragement, who bring certificates from the last places they worked in that they are free. " BOOT AND SHOEMAKING: HART and SON most respectfully beg leave to acquaint their Friends in particular, and the Public in general, That they have REMOVED from the High Streec to the SOUTH BRIDGE STREET, - west side, where they intend to carry on the businefs of Boot and Shoemaking in all its branches, as formerly. , GENUINE ESSENCE of AMERICAN SpRuCe. " THE Public are respectfully informed, That the Essence of Canadian Spruce, as prepared by the late Inventor and Patentee, Mr Henry Taylor of Quebec, is sold by appointment, only by R. SCOTT, DRUGGIST, South Bridge, Edinburgh. That the reputation which this Essence has justly acquired as a powerful antiscorbutic, and effectual remedy in all com- plaints arising from a vitiated state of the juices, may not be injured by the pernicious effects of a spurious sort that has been introduced since the consumption became so general ;— the label on every pot will in future be signed by Henry Tay- lor, son of the late Patentee. It is put up in pots at as. 6d. hitherto sold at 3s. 6d. and in proportion for larger sizes, with directions for making it into beer. R. SCOTT has provided for sale, an assortment of MEDI- CINE CHESTS for families residing in the country, or tra- vellers, which he begs leave to recommend as superior in ele- gance and neatness to any hitherto offered in this place. N. B. Alkaline Aerated Water, for gravelish complaints, prepared as formerly; . SALE of SHARES of the EAST LOTHIAN and MERSE WHALE FISHING COMPANY. To be Solid by public roup and sale; within John's Coffee- House, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 12th day of August 1789, at one o'clock afternoon, TWO Shares of the East Lothian and Merse WHALE FISHING COMPANY. They will be ex- posed to sale at the reduced upset price of L. 50 Sterling for both shares. For further particulars apply to George Johnston, writer to the signet. . ... DISTILLERY UTENSILS. To be SOLD at Kilbagie, in the county of Clackmanan, upon Tuefday the IJth September 1789, at 11 o'clock forenoon, and the two following days, THE whole COPPERS, STILLS, WORMS, and other UTENSILS ( fome Fixtures excepted), belonging to the DISTILLERY at KILBAGIE. Among these Utensils are the following- N. B. Most of these vessels, as well as the worms, tubs, & c. are fit for use, and some of them almost new. There are also comprehended in the articles to be sold, a considerable quanti- ty of Old Metal, Iron Hoops, Pumps, and other useful article » well worth the attention of the public. Catalogues will be had ten days preceding the day of sale, by applying to the following persons— Mr David Sandeman merchant, London, Mrs Bowie, auctioneer, Edinburgh, Messrs W. Furlong and Co. merchants, Glasgow, Mr William Grinly broker, Leith And the articles themselves may be seen at any time after the 6th September, by applying to Mr James Stein, Kilbagie. To be SOLD, on Monday the 24th day of August instant, in Gibb's Coffeehouse, Leith, at twelve o'clock noon, THE BRIGANTINE. CALLED THE BASIL OF LEITH, Of 140 tons burden or thereby, with her float- boat furniture and appurtenances, as she present- ly lies in the harbour of Leith. The ship is stoutly built, well known to be a remarkable quick sailer, and in good condition. She will be shown by those on board, and the conditions of sale will be seen in the hands of David Clark, solicitor at law, who has power to conclude a private bargain before the day of sale. DR SMITH'S RESTORATIVE MEDICINE, " At lis. 6d. the Bottle, Duty included, SOLD by J. CAW, Head of Lady Stair's Close, LAWNMARKET. All persons labouring under any of the various deplorable concomitants of a broken and de- cayed constitution, whether derived from sources personal or hereditary— whether owing to excess in wine or women— before they try this or any other remedy, ought to peruse the 22d edition, just published, with large additions and improve- ments, of the DoCtor's Observations on Tabes Dorsalis, impo- tence, barrenness, gleets, seminal weaknesses, & c.; a slight in- speCtion of which will enable them to judge as well of the nature, appearances, causes, and effeCts of these complaints, as of the properties of the medicine that can effectually re- move them. Likewise Dr Smith's Specific for the Venereal Disease, at 6s. and 2s. 9d. duty included. SALE or LANDS IN THE COUNTY or ABERDEEN. To be SOLD by Private Bargain, THE Lands and Estate of BREDA, lying in the parish of of Alford, and county of Aberdeen, plea- santly situated on the south banks of the river Don, consisting of about 540 acres of arable land, of a good quality, and 980 of pasture or hill ground, above eighty acres of Which is haugh ground, and about 290 acres of thriving planting. There is abundance of game in the adjacent hills, and the woods are frequented by wild deer. The proprietor is en- titled to vote for a Member of Parliament. ALSO, The Lands and Estate of TILLYMORGAN, lying in the parish of Culsalmond, and county aforesaid, consisting of about 638 acres of arable, and 639 acres of hill ground, and well ac- commodated with mose and sheep pasture. Further particulars relative to the estates will be seen in the Aberdeen Journal;— and offers may be be made to John Ramsay, Esq. of Barra— Alexander Duthie, Esq. of Ruthrie- ston— or Mr Carnegie, town- clerk of Aberdeen— or to Hugh Hutcheon, advocate there, who will show the rentals, plans, and title deeds. N. B. A considerable part of the price may remain in the purchaesr's hands for several years. BY ORDER OF THE HONOURABLE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CUSTOMS. To be exposed to public SALE, in the Customhouses of the ; PORTS, and upon the respective days after mentioned, at twelve o'clock noon each day, THE following GOODS, which have been con- demned in his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. AUGUST. STRANRAER, Monday 10th— Foreign Spirits, viz. 22 gal- lons Geneva, 8 gallons Brandy, and 15 gallons Rum, below the strength of x in 6 under hydrometer proof. Other Articles— 8 gallons Cordial Waters, 85 lbs. fine Black Tea, and a parcel of Irish Lawns and Hard Soap. ' WIGTOWN, Tuesday 11th— Foreign Spirits, viz. 9J^ gallons . Geneva, below the strength of 1 in 6 . under hydrometer proof, 115 gallons Brandy, and 8 gallons Rum, not below the strength of 1 in 6 under hydrometer proof. Other Articles— A parcel of China, and a long open Boat. ABERDEEN, Tuesday nth—- The Sloop Bathia, burden a- bout 28 eons, with her Materials, to be fold entire, now ly- ing at Banff. KIRKCUDBRIGHT, Wednesday 12th— Foreign Spirits, viz. 161L gallons Geneva, below the ftrength Of I in 6 under hydrometer proof, I i I gallons Rum,- and 42 gallons Brandy, not below the strength of I in 6 under hydrometer proof. Also— the Hull of the smack Mayflower, to be broke up; and her materials to be sold entire. AYR, Thursday 13th— Foreign Spirits, viz. 47 gallons Geneva, below the strength of 1 in 6 under hydrometer proof, 520 gallons Brandy, and 40 gallons Rum, not below the strength of 1 in 6 under hydrometer proof. Also— 18 pieces Nankeen. INVERNESS, Thursday 13th— The Sloop Isobel, burden 38 ? 4- 94ths of a ton, with her materials, to be sold entire. THURSO, Saturday 15th— The Hulls of the Sloops Jean and Catherine, to be broken up; and their Materials to be sold entire. OBAN, Monday 17th— The Sloop Margaret, burden 34 I- 3d tons, with her Materials, to be sold entire. KIRKWALL, Thursday 20th— Foreign Spirits, viz. 919} gal- lons Geneva, and 9 gallons Rum, below the strength of I in 6 under hydrometer proof. Other Articles—' 4 gallons Cinnamon Waters, 6 bottles Cordi als, 36 Users 4 bushels Salt, with the hulls of the sloops Noble Anne and Amphitrite, to be broken up, and their ma- terials to be sold entire. N. B. Purchasers will take notice, that, by the act of the 26th Geo. III. cip. 73. § 31. it is amongst other things enacted, That no distiller or distillers, maker or makers, rectifier or rectifiers, compounder or compounders of spirits, or any dealer or dealers in spirits, shall sell, or send out any foreign spirits of a lower degree of strength than that of one in six under hydrometer proof, nor have in his, her, or their custody or possession, any quantity of Foreign Spirits, mixed together, ( except Shrub, Cherry or Raspberry Brandy) of a lower de- gree of strength than aforesaid, upon pain of all such spirits being forfeited and lost, together with the packages contain- ing the same. And, by the 34th § of the same statute, It is enacted. That if any British rectified Spirits, or any mixture of British Spirits with Foreign Spirits, shall be found in the custody of any dealer or dealers in spirits, not being a reCtifier or com- pounder of British Spirits, exceeding the strength of I in 8 tinder hydrometer proof, the same together with the casks and vessels containing the same, shall be forfeitd and lost. *„* Purchasers will also take notice, that 25 per cent, of the. purchase money is to be deposited, and the same to be forfeited, unless the goods are taken away within the time to be limited by the conditions of sale. TO BE SOLD, By PRIVATE BARGAIN, LANDS IN RENFREWSHIRE. THE Estate of BISHOP TOWN, on the South -*- Banks of the Clyde, nearly opposite to Dumbarton, about six miles from Paisley, at equal distances from Glasgow and Greenock. , The Greenock road runs through the estate, about half a mile from the house of Bishoptown. For particulars apply to George Crawford, writer in Glas- gow or Robert Stewart, writer in Edinburgh. TO BE SOLD OR LET, At Martinmas or Whitsunday next, THE pleasant Villa of CARRONBANK, situated on the hanks of Carron, in the heart of that populous and agreeable spot, the Carse of Falkirk, and within two English miles of that town. The house and offices are in the very best order, having lately been fitted up in an elegant manner at a great expence. The first floor consists of a large parlour, two bed rooms, and a dressing closet, with large kit- chen. The second of a large dining room, drawing room, and two bed rooms, with dressing closets. The third of four bed rooms, two lumber rooms, and garrets above. Adjoining to the house are two compleat wings. In the one a large library, dressing room, closets, store room, and outer cellar, all properly fitted up. In the other a large wine cellar, neatly fitted up with catacombs, larder, servants hall, milk house, & c. To each of the wings there is a separate en- try from the house; and a pump- well, with leaden pipes to convey water into the house. The offices consist of a coach houfe, stable and byre, wash- ing house and laundry, with several out houses and shades and other conveniences. There are three small inclosures, planted round with trees and shrubbery, belonging to the premises; also two gardens, one of which is inclofed with a high brick wall, and well stocked with young fruit trees, all of the best kinds, and laid out in a complete manner. The trees and shrubbery are all in a thriving condition. Also to be SOLD or LET, Two Large GRANARIES or WAREHOUSES, capable to contain about 1500 bolls of grain; adjoining to which ( newly built) there is a Wharf on Carron, where ships of large burden can unload. The house and premises will be shown by the present pos- sessor on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from ten till two o'clock; and for further particulars apply to James Marshall, writer to the signet, or Henry Swinton, merchant at Grangemouth. Adjourned Sale of Lands in tbe Neighbourhood of Dumfries. tO be SOLD by aucion, within the George Tavern in J. Dumfries, 0n Wednesday 26th August curt, betwixt twelve and two o'clock afternoon, Those parts of the Estate of CARNSALLOCH, lying on the south east side of the high road, leading from Dum fries to Moffat, in the following lots, viz. LOT L The Farm of HEATH- HALL. LOT II. The Farm of BROWNRIG, with that part of the Moss belonging thereto, which lies on the south east side of the new road from Dumfries to Lochmaben. l. OT III. The Farms of LITTLE COT and CLUMP- TOUN, with the Mosses adjacent thereto, bounded by the said road to Lochmahen, on the south side the Darduff plant- ing on the north, and the mosses reserved for the use of those parts of the estate not intended to be sold on the east. LOT IV. That part of the Farm of DALSCONE, pos- sessed by Samuel Blunt, lying on the south side of the road from Moffat to Dumfries. The whole lots above mentioned are within the parish of Dumfries, and little more than a mile distant from that town. There are extensive plantations on the lands, up- wards of thirty years old, and all in a thriving condition, Any two or more of the above lots will be exposed together or the whole in one lot, if purchasers incline. At same time, will be exposed to sale, the Lands of HOLM and CARSE, lying in the parish of Holywood, pos- sessed by Robert Burgess. On each of the above mentioned lots, there are fine si- tuations for building, with the advantage of a dry soil. Any person inclining to purchase by private bargain, may apply at the house of Carnsalloch, or to Mr John Bushby or Mr Robert Ramsay in Dumfries, or to Mr Loch in Gos- ford's Close, Edinburgh; any of whom will show copies of the rental, progress of writs, and articles of sale, and in form as to all other particulars. THE TO bE SOLD, Dalmuir Soap and Candle Works, with a complete set of UTENSILS for carrying on the Hard and Soft Soap, and Candle branches, situated nearly on the Dumbarton road, eight miles west from Glasgow, bounded on he one side by the river Clyde, on the other by the Great Canal. There is great plenty of cheap coals in the neigh- bourhood, and fine water brought into the works; the whole of which is fitted up in the completest manner, and may ei- ther be employed as a soap and candle work, distillery, brewery, and malting, or converted into other purposes. For particulars, apply to Richard Collins at Dalmuir. A FARM NEAR DUNDEE TO LET. THE Farm of MENZIES HILL, part of the estate of Invergowrie, containing about 150 arable acres, inclosed and subdivided into fifteen divisions. This farm derives considerable advantages from its vicinity to Dundee; may be entered to at Whitsunday next, and will be set for such a number of years as can be agreed upon. Offers may be given in to the proprietor at Dundee, or to Mr Wil- liam Scott merchant there. To be LET, and entered to at the term of Martinmas next, THE Farm of ARNISTON MAINS, consist- ing of 250 acres, which, having been long in the pos- session of the proprietor, are all in the highest order. About 40 acres have been fallowed and limed by the proprietor this season. For particulars, apply to Mr James Newbigging, Sheriff Clerk's Office, Edinburgh; or Mr James Veitch at Mersing- ton, by Dunse. The overseer at Arniston will show the farm. As also to be SOLD, by public roup, at Arniston, upon Sa- turday the 15th of August inst. a GROWING CROP, con- sisting of wheat, barley, and oats. For the convenience of purchasers it will be exposed in lots. Six months credit will be given, on proper security, or a reasonable discount for ready money, with every other suitable encouragement to buyers. The roup will begin at eleven o'clock forenoon. LANDS AT INVERESK TO LET. To be LET, for such a number of years as can be agreed up- on, and entered to at Martinmas next, THE Lands in the Fields of INVERESK, which J- belonged to the late JOHN COCHRAN of Cabbage- hall. Also, the house, offices, garden, and ground of CAB- BAGEHALL, the whole consisting of 40 acres and upwards. Any perfon inclining to take the same, may give in their propofals in writing to Mr Archibald Cochran, at Mussel- burgh, or to Cornelius Elliot, writer to the signet. LANDS FOR SALE, In the county of Forfar, and vicinity of Dundee. On Friday the 21st day of August 1789, between the hours of one and two afternoon, will be sold by public roup, within the Coffeehouse of Dundee, TWenty- four Acres or thereby of Arable Land, lying on the east side of the HILLTOWN of DUN- DEE, and on the high road leading from Dundee to For- far. These lands are to be holden of the exposer for pay- ment of a small feu - duty, and, as they are situated in the neighbourhood of a large town, they may be sub- feued to great advantage. The purchaser will have the pri- vilege of gathering dung withiu the town of Dundee for manuring the ground. The articles of roup may be seen in the hands of John Ogilvy, writer in Dundee, who will also show the ground, and give any further information that may be desired by intending purchasers. JUDICIAL SALE OF LANDS IN THE COUNTY or DUMFRIES. To be Soto by public roup, within the Parliament or New Session House of Edinburgh, upon Friday 27th November 1789, betwixt the hours of five and eight afternoon, " THE Lands and others after mentioned, be- A longing to Mr DAVID ARMSTRONG, Advocate. LOT I. The Lands of KIRTLETOWN and POEKES- KINEFOOT, and lands of BLACKCROFT, with the teinds of the last mentioned lands, lying in the parish of Middlebie, and sheriffdom of Dumfrirs, which are to be ex- posed at twenty- three years purchase of the free proven rent, being - - L. 2184 12 2 I- I2th. But as the proprietor does not appear to have any right to the teinds of Kirtle- town and Poekeskinefoot, one fifth of the rent of these lands is deducted as teind, and taking from that teind the minister's stipend, there remains of free teind 17I. 5s. rod. 9- l2ths, the privilege of pur- chasing which being valued at five years * purchase, amounts to - 86 9 5 9- l2ths. Upset price of Lot I. L. 2271 I 7 I0- I2ths LOT II. The lands of CROSSBANKHEAD, EAST LYNBRIDGEFORD, WEST LYNBRIDGEFORD, and Mill of LYNBRIDGEFORD, with a House and Yard in East Lynbridgeford, and the teinds of these lands, lying in the parish and sheriffdom foresaid, which are to he exposed at twenty- four years purchase of the free rent of the lands, twenty years purchase of the free rent of the mill, and twelve years purchase of the rent of the house and yard, being - L. 2983 14 8 With the superiorities of the Mains of Crowdieknow and several other lands, the feu- duties of which amount to il. Ild. 2- I2th Sterling, and the gross rent to 470I. 8s. 3d. ( the casualties payable by singular successors are not taxed) , va- ^ lued at - - 150 o o And the teinds of the lands of Cross- lands, valued at » - 325 6- i2ths SALE OF LANDS IN KINROSS- SHIRE POSTPONED. THE Lands and Estate of COLDON, lying in the parish and shire of Kinross, are to be sold either jointly or in lots, by public roup, within the Old Exchange Coffeehouse, in Edinburgh, upon Wednesday the 19th of Au- guft 1789 ( in place of the 12th, as formerly advertised), at six o'clock afternoon, if not sold by private bargain betwixt and that time. The lands consist of about 740 Scots acres, partly inclosed and sheltered with thriving belts of planting, and are all out of lease at Martinmas next. They are pleasantly situated up- on the side of Lochleven, and are bounded by it to the ex- tent of near two miles; and the access to them is easy and convenient, as the turnpike road from Queensferry to Perth runs through them. The grounds are of a good dry soil, cal- culated either for tillage or pasture; and they are capable of great improvement at a moderate expence, as there is lime and coal within a few miles of them, and they lie in the im- mediate neighbourhood of the town of Kinross, where, plenty of manure may be had. The lands hold mostly of the Crown, and entitle the pro- prietor to a freehold qualification in the county. The title- deeds are Clear; and, if agreeable to a purchaser, the greatest part of the price will be allowed to remain in his hands. If sold in lots, one lot will comprehend the grounds upon the east side of the turnpike road, excepting a small park at the west end of Lochleven. This lot will consist of about 510 acres; and the purchaser will have a freehold qualifica- tion in the county. The other lot will consist; of the whole grounds upon the west side of the road, and the park at the west end of the loch, extending together to about 230 acres. Those who wish to see the plan, title- deeds, and articles of roup, or to be informed of farther particulars, may apply to Mr Gourlay of Craigrothie, or to John Syme, writer in E- dinburgh, either of whom have power to sell the lands by private bargain. Upset price of Lot II. L. 3136 17 1 6- l2ths LOT III. The LIFERENT ( during the joint lives of Mr and Mrs Armstrong) of the lands of HEUK, lying in the pa- rish of Sibbalbie, annexed to Applegirth, and sheriffdom fore said, which is to be expofed at five years purchase of the free rent, being - - L. 228 6 8 LOT IV. An ADJUDICATION for sums amounting to 1591.14s. 9d. befides interest affecting an acre of land at Rigg- muir, and houses thereon, lying in the parish of Gratney, which is to be exposed at 12 years purchase of the free rent of the subjects affected by the adjudication, being L. 28 10 o The subjects in lot second hold of the Crown, excepting a very small part of the superiorities. The lands hold of the Crown, and afford a freehold qualification. The lands, & c. in lots first, third, and fourth, hold of subjects superior. There is a good modern mansion house, with offices, pigeon house, garden, & c. on lot first ; and upon that lot, as well as lot se- cond, there is a good deal of thriving planting, upon which no value is put. The rent of lot first has risen considerably since the proof was taken in the judicial sale, and conform to which proof the upset price is fixed; and there is reason to be- lieve that, upon permanent leases, a considerable rise of rent would still be got for these and the other subjeCts under sale. About 17I. of the rent of Kirtletown and Poekeskinefoot re- mains of teind, after paying the stipend, the privilege of pur- chasing which is to be exposed at five years purchase. The teinds in this parish are saleable at six years purchase; so that 17I. of the rent is in reality exposed at only eleven years pur- chase. The lands in lots first and second lie within seven miles of Langholm, six of Ecclesechan, and within five miles of the freat military turnpike road leading from Glasgow or Edin- urgh, by Moffat, to Carlisle. Those lands also lie within three miles of lime, and are capable of great improvement. The lands in lot third lie in the neighbourhood of the village of Lockerby; and the subjeCt secured by the adjudication in lot fourth, lie in the village of Rigg; and the ground, fo far as not already built upon, may be feued off to advantage. The articles of roup, & c. may be seen in the office of Mr Alexander Stevenson, depute- clerk of Session; and_ persons de- sirous of further information may apply to John Tait, jun, writer to the signet, agent in the sale, or Mr John Johnston at Charlesfield, by Annan, faCtor on the estate. LANDS IN THE COUNTY OF TWEED ALE FOR Sale. To be Sold by public roup, by Authority of the Lords of Council and Session, on Monday the loth august 1789, within the Old Exchange Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, be- twixt the hours of six and seven afternoon, THE Estate of KAILZIE , lying in the Parishes of Traquair and Peebles, the free rent of which is a- bout 400I. Sterling. The soil is good and dry, and the whole estate ( excepting the hill and sheep grounds), is well inclosed, subdivided, watered, and sheltered. There are on it many thriving young plantations, be- sides a considerable quantity of old timber. The mansion house is very pleasantly situated upon the banks of the ri- ver Tweed, two miles below Peebles, and twenty- four miles from Edinburgh, to both which towns there are good turn- pike roads. The house is large, commodious, and in good repair ; and has offices of every sort, and a well stocked pi geon house, and two large kitchen gardens. The estate holds of the Crown, and gives a freehold qualification in the county of Peebles. It is in a good sporting country, and the purchaser may get poffeffion immediately of the man- sion house, garden, and offices, and, at Martinmas next, of eight inclosures that were in the proprietor's natural posses- sion, all of which are in excellent condition. The premises will be shown to any person calling at the houfe of Kailzie; and for further particulars enquire ati John Orr, Esq. of Barrowfield, at Glasgow, and James Bail- lie, at the Stamp- office, Edinburgh, who will show the ren- tal and progress of writs. SALE OF LANDS, And of an Extensive Oak Wood, in East Lothian. To be SOLD by public voluntary roup, within John's Cof- feehouse, Edinburgh, on Monday the 10th August 1789, betwixt the hours of five and seven afternoon, THE Lands, Barony, and Estate of WESTER PENTCAITLAND, comprehending the farms and possessions after mentioned, lying in the parish of Pentcait- land, and county of Haddington. These lands are of considerable extent, consisting of about 846 acres, English- measure. Some part ( such as meadows) are generally kept in pasture, yet, in fact, the whole is a- rable; and, although mostly inclosed and subdivided with hedge and ditch, or stone walls, yet the same is still capable of great improvement, being in general of the very best soil, and situated in the center of a fertile country, in the near neighbourhood of the markets of Haddington, Dal- keith, Musselburgh, & c. and possessing within themselves every mean of improvement, there being coal and lime in all the farms The coal in these lands, considering the pre- sent state of the adjacent coal works, on being fitted and set a going, which can be done at no great expence, must immediately turn out a productive and very lucrative pro. perty. There were proposals made to the late proprietor, offering for a lease of the coal, either a fixed rent, or the fifth load of outputs, the proprietor to put on a check- grieve, or to pay so much annually for each pickman em- ployed, the number not being under twelve at least;— and a permission was granted to make trials; but no lease has been hitherto granted. In consequence of these and former trials the existence and seams of coal are ascertained. Independent of the wood to be hereafter mentioned, and of a good deal of valuable timber in hedge rows, & c. on the different farms, there is on one of the farms a thriving plan- tation of oak, a( h, & c. about eighteen years old, covering about 25 acres, English measure, well kept and fenced, and in excellent order. The whole lands are held blench of the Crown, and stand rated in the cess books at 1118I. 17s. 3d. Scots of valued rent. This valuation is accurately and distinCtly sub- divided ; and, as there is a very old retour, ascertaining a part of this estate ( which impinges very little on the valued rent) to be a forty shilling land, of oid extent, very near three freehold qualifications in the county of Haddington can be made on the valued rents, besides another freehold qualification on the retour ; and there is a crown charter already expede, the precept in which is yet unexecuted. There are complete heritable rights to the tiends; and the public burdens are exceedingly moderate. The leases on this estate are in general nearly expired ; the whole farms are steelbow ; and the thirlage is, by agree- ment, already abolished at the expiry of the present lease of the mill. The present yearly rent, exclusive of the coal, is only 545I. IOs. Sterling. But, as all the leases ( except one to be hereafter noticed) are nearly expired, it is assured on the most respeCtable authority of persons of skill, as well as on private offers already made, that, at the issue of the leases, the same would set, and be moderately rented, at 720I. Ster- ling per annum. Upset price, including the coal and whole superiorities, to be 21, oool. Sterling. AS ALSO, The WOOD or PENTCAITLAND, at Woodhall, one of the farms on the estate before mentioned. The wood is chiefly oak; a small part of it has been al- ready cut, but what remains to cut occupies about 75 acres English measure, and contains upwards of 24,500 oak trees, and about 9000 birch, besides alb, & c. The situation is ad- vantageous for the sale of bark, being at a convenient di- stance from Leith, Edinburgh, Haddington, Dalkeith, & c. The last cutting of this wood commenced in the year 1746, and continued for eleven years; and ten years are to be allowed for the present cutting— to be paid by yearly in- stallments.- If the wood is sold separate from the estate, there is to be a reservation in favour of the purchaser of the estate, or of the stole of the wood, to mark annually, and preserve any such number of trees, as he may chuse shall not be cut, on paying the value thereof to the purchaser of the wood, according as the same shall be determined by neutral per- sons.— The upset price of the wood to be 2400I. Sterling. If offerers do not appear for the estate in ONE LOT, the same will be exposed to public roup, in the following lots, viz. L0T I. The Wester Farm or PENCAITLAND with the teinds and pertinents, as presently possessed by the heirs of And- rew Muter, consisting of about 122 acres English measure, paying of present rent nil. 4s. Sterling, converting the hens at 7< l. The present lease expires at Martinmas 1790. There is the best reason to believe that this farm would then set on a permanent lease, and be moderately rented at 140I. Sterling per annum. Upset price to be 4000I. Sterling, which is about 28 years purchase of the computed rent. This lot to hold feu of the exposer, or the purchaser of lot 7th,* for payment of five shillings Sterling of feu- duty yearly, and doubling the feu- duty on the entry of every heir or singular successor, in full of every other casuality ; and the coal also to be reserved to the exposer or purchaser of lot 10th. Lot II. The North Farm of PENCAITLAND, with the teinds and pertinents, as presently possessed by Archibald Logan, consisting of about 58 acres English measure, and paying of present rent 50I. lis. Sterling. The present lease expires at Martinmas 1791, and there is the best reason to know, that this farm would then set, and be moderately rented, at 7jl. Sterling per annum. On this farm there is a well stock- ed pigeon house, on which no rent is stated. 2dly, The Easter Farm of PENTCAITLAND, with tbe Brew- steading, & c. as presently possessed by John Hunter, consisting of about 50 acres English measure, and paying of present rent 60I. 7s. Sterling. The present lease expires at Martinmas 1797. And it is computed, as aforesaid, that this farm would then set, and be moderately rented, at 70I. Sterling. 3dly, Sundry COTLAND POSSESSIONS, mostly with- out lease, presently in the occupation of John Merrylees, Robert Ross, James Bairnsfather, Mr George Anderson. minister, William Park's heirs, and the cottages and yards in the town or village of Pentcaitland, presently occupied by sundry tenants, consisting in all of about 25 acres English measure, and paying of present rent 301.16s. Sterling, and would set on permanent leases at 36I. Sterling at least. 4thly, The BLEACHFIELD of KINCHEY, presently possessed by the heirs of John Mossman, consisting of be- tween three and four acres English measure, and paying of present rent 3I. Sterling. On this bleachfield there are va- luable houses and offices built, which fall to the proprietor at the end of the lease ; but, on account of the long endu- rance of it, no value is put on this circumstance. Upset price of this lot to be 5100I. Sterling, which is short of 28 years purchase of the computed rents. This lot to hold feu of the exposer, or the purchaser of the superiority, for payment of five shillings Sterling of feu- duty; and the coal to be also reserved as aforesaid. Lot III. The Farm of WOODHALL, with the teinds and perti- nents, as presently possessed by the heirs of William Park, consisting of about 115 acres English measure, and paying of present rent 65I. Sterling. The present lease expires ac Martinmas 1792, and would then set, and be moderately rented, at 85I. Sterling per annum.— Also, The STOLE of the WOOD of WOODHALL, consist- ing of about 80 acres English measure, subjeCt to the cut- ting of the present wood for ten years. The pasturage of this wood is moderately computed from 15I. to 20I. Ster- ling per annum, independent of the value of the next growth of the wood. Upset price of this lot to be 3000, which is about 28 years purchase of the computed rent without putting any value on the growth of the wood. This lot to hold feu of the exposer, or purchaser of the superiority thereof, for payment of five shillings Sterling of feu- duty ; and the coal to be also referved as aforesaid. LOT IV. The Farm of BROOMRIG, with the teinds and perti- nents, as presently possessed by Miss Menzies and her sub- tenants, consisting of about 168 acres English measure.— This farm has long been possessed by near relations of the family of the proprietor, without lease. Part of it is pos- sessed by subtenants, at a rent of from 60I. to 70I. and a considerable part of the best grounds is in Miss Menzies's natural possession ; and the whole would instantly set on a permanent lease, and be moderately rented, at 135I. Ster- ling per annum. On this possession, beside the farm- stead- ing and offices, there is a neat modern mansion house, in good repair, pleasantly situated, with a garden adjoining, elegantly laid out, and well stocked with fruit trees, & c— Upset price to be 38ool. Sterling, which is about 28 years purchase of the computed rent, without putting any value on the house and garden. This lot to hold feu of the exposer or purchaser of the superiority thereof, for payment of five shillings Sterling of feu- duty ; the coal to be reserved as aforesaid. lot V. The Farm of FOULSTRUTHER, with the teinds and pertinents, as presently possessed by Mr Andrew Wight, consisting of 13 inclosures, containing in all about 222- acres English measure. Having been set out of favour to the present tacksman, only pays 59I. 7s. Sterling. The present lease expires at Martinmas 1809 : and would then set, and be moderately rented, at 150I. Sterling per annum. On this farm there is a thriving plantation of oak, ash, & c. about 18 years old, covering about 25 acres EnglisH mea- sure, well kept and fenced. And in this plantation the te- nant has not even the privilege of pasturage The upset price to be 3000I. Sterling, which, on account of the endu- rance of the present lease, is only » o years purchase of the computed rent. This lot also to be held feu; and the coal reserved as a- foresaid. L0T VI. The KIRKLANDS of PENTCAITLAND, with the teinds and pertinents, as presently possessed by Mrs Dickson and Jo. Dickson her son, paying uf prefent rent 5I. 5s. Ster- ling. John Dickson's possession is of a quarter of an acre 00 a perpetual lease, at the rent of il. Sterling per annum, and the remainder without lease. Of these lands there is a retour land of old extent. The upset price of property and supe- riority to be 400I. Sterling, which is rating the property at 150I. Sterling, and the superiority at 250I. Sterling. LOT VII. The feu- duty and superiority of the Wester Farm of PENTCAITLAND, possessed by Andrew Muter's heir, ra- ted in the cess hooks at a valuation of 273 II IC Do of Easterfarm of do. John Hunter's - 136 4 3 Sum valuation Scots L. 409 16 % Upset price to be 250I. Sterling. Lot VII. The Feu- duties and Superiority of Broomrig, rated in the cess books at a valuation of - L. 215 14 IO North farm of Pentcaitland, Arch. Logan, do. 114 2 3 Sundry small possessions of Lot S. feparate- ly valued at - - - 63 15 5 Sum valuation, Scots L. 403 la 6 Upset price to be L. 25O sterling. LOT IX. The Feu- duty and Superiority of Foulstruther, rated in the cess books at a valuation of - L. 133 19 & Do. of Woodhall, do. - 146 14 7 Sundry small possessions in Pentcaitland, va- lued at - - 12 17 7, Sum valuation, Scots L. 293 II 8, The upset price to be L. 200 sterling. LOT X. The Property of the Coal in the whole foresaid lands and forms.— The upset price to be specified in a future adver- tisement. The forester at Woodhall will show the wood and boun- daries, & c. and the different tenants will readily show the farms. For further particulars, apply to George Jeffrey, writer in Edinburgh, who will show the surveys, leases, rentals, and articles of roup, & c and has authority to treat for a private bargain betwixt and the day of roup. ...... , EDINBURGH: Printed by DAVID RAMSAY, OLD FISH- MARKET CLOSE, where Advertisements, Orders for the Paper, & c. are taken in. 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