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Date of Article: 17/08/1789
Printer / Publisher: David Ramsay 
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The Edinburgh N° 11,116.] MONDAY, AUGUST 17. 1789. [ PRICE FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR PARKER, TO- MORROW— TUESDAY, And positively the last Time of performing this Season. MR PARKER Takes the liberty of presenting his most grateful acknowledg- ments for the repeated favours he has received from the po- lite and generous AUDIENCE of EDINBURGH, and begs leave to assure them that every exertion will most zealously be made by the whole Company to merit the future coun- tenance and protection of his generous Patrons. Mr PARKER will ( for the first time this season) DISPLAY THE DIFFERENT EVOLUTIONS OF THE BROAD SWORD, Offensive and Defensive, With a Fierce and Vigorous Charge, as in Real Action, UPON THE SPANISH CHARGER. Mr RICKETS will likewise display THE GRAND TRAMPOLINE TRICKS, By throwing Somersets over Sixteen Mens Heads, Five Horses with People upon them, itc. Doors will open at six o'clock, and begin precisely at half past six. Tickets may be had of Mr PARKER, at No. 12, St James s Square- — first seats 2s. second ditto Is. Places may be kept, by sending a servant at the opening of the doors. ( ABSOLUTE SECURITY) IRISH STATE LOTTERY, ( ANNO 1789) Begins drawing 12th November. THE TICKETS SHARES, in Halves, Quar- ters, Eighths, and Sixteenths, in Variety of Numbers, ARE SOLD AND REGISTERED BY LESLIE AND SCOTT, INSURANCE BROKERS, ROYAL EXCHANGE, EDINBURGH, licensed by Government, Where all business relating to the lottery is transacted— Cor- reCt numerical and register books are kept, and the earliest in- telligence sent to adventurers of their success. SCHEME. ESCAPED FROM JUSTICE, ALEXANDER BOOKLESS, tenant in Pilmuir, L in the parish of Coldingham, and county of Berwick and DAVID BOOKLESS, his brother, residing in Pilmuir. both accused of being concerned in deforcing and abusing JAMES CAMPBELL, Excise Officer in Ayton, aud others, his assistants, upon the high road leading by Penmushiel- wood, in the said parish of Coldingham, and afterwards as- saulting, beating, and maltreating PETER FRANCE, inn- keeper at Cairncross,, also in the said parish and couuty, upon the morning of the ill day of July last. The said Alexander Bookless is about 25 years of age, near- ly five feet seven inches high; stout and squat made j very fat, with a broad, smooth, ruddy face, and dark Coloured long hair— Large feet, flat soled. He used generally to wear a dark brown coat, but was lately seen in a new fashioned strip- ped coat. David Bookless is not so tall as Alexander.— Very stout made; coarse looking, being much pitted with the small pox j has black tied hair; wears whiskers; and has a lisp in his speech. A Reward of TWENTY POUND STERLING is hereby offered to any person or persons who will apprehend and se- cure the aforesaid Alexander and Dayid Bookless, or either of them, in any jail in Scotland, so as they may be brought to trial for the offences above mentioned ; or who will give such information to Mr Robert Dundas, clerk to the signet, Edin burgh ; or to Mr John Turnbull, writer in Dunse, as may be the means of Alexander and David Bookless, or either of them being apprehended and committed, to be paid by Mr Dun das, upon their or his conviction. AT LEITH— FOR LONDON, THE CERES, JAMES M'INTOSH Master, Lying in Leith harbour, taking in goods for ^ London, and will sail the 26th of August inst. For freight or passage, apply to Capt M'In- tosh, or to Charles Cowan, at his paper warehouse, Edin- burgh, or at his warehouse in Leith. The Ceres has good accommodation for passengers, who may depend upon the best usage. SUBJECTS IN STIRLINGSHIRE FOR SALE. To be Sold by public Roup, within the house of James Win- gate, vintner in Stirling, upon Friday the 18th day of Sep- tember next, at twelve o'clock mid- day, ALL and haill the Lands in Cambusbarron called CHA- PEL- CROFT, consisting of about two acres, Scots measure, with the pertinents thereof, and parsonage teinds f of the same, as presently possessed by Widow Stewart, John Jaffray, and others. Upon the premisses there is four dwell- ing houses and a barn, as also a good spring well, and the subjeCts will either be sold in whole, or divided in lots, as purchasers incline. The title- deeds and articles of roup are to be found in the hands of James Henderson, writer in falkirk, who will in- form as to further particulars. SHORTLY WILL BE PUBLISHED, BY SUBSCRIPTION, Dedicated, to THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LADY LOUISA LENNOX, THE FIRST PART OF A TOUR UP THE STRAITS, FROM GIBRALTAR TO CONSTANTINOPLE; Chiefly performed 0n board his Majesty's Ship PEARL, commanded by the Hon. SEYMOUR FINCH. This volume treats of Africa, Spain, Sardinia, Italy, the Burning Islands, Sicily, Scylla and Charybdis, the Ionian Islands, Greece, Turkey in Europe and in Asia, the Greeks Islands, Smyrna, Ephesus, Athens, Marathon, & C.& C.& C. with a brief account of Constantinople, and the leading events in the pre- sent War between the Turks and the Russians to the conclu- sion of the last campaign. BY LIEUTENANT SUTHERLAND, Of the 25th Regiment. Price 5s. 6d.— to be paid at the time of subscribing. N. B. Two hundred Copies will be printed on a superfine paper, elegantly bound and gilt, price One Guinea. Mr Sutherland's proposals were first published at Gibraltar, and before he left that garrison he had the honour of seeing more copies subscribed for than there were Officers present. Subscriptions are received at No. 1, Suffolk- street, Charing Cross, where the author's secretary attends every day from o'clock in the morning till 4 in the afternoon— at Mr John- son's, bookseller, St Paul's Church Yard— at Wills's, Royal Exchange— George's, Coventry- street— the British and Percy- street Coffeehouses, London also at Mr F. BUCHAN AND Co.' s, Exchange, Edinburgh— the Coffeehouse at Preston— Mr Brodie's, the Turk's Head, Newcastle— and at Mrs Up- ham's, Exeter. BIOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE. On Saturday the ist of August was published, ornamented with a fine Portrait of EDWARD ALLEYN, Esq; Founder of Dulwich college, and a beautiful and picturesque View of the BORGHETTO, in Italy, No. VII. OF THE BIOGRAPHICAL AND IMPERIAL MAGAZINE. This Number, atnongft a variety of other articles, contains the Lives of Saint Aldhelm, Aldred, Dr Aldrich, Mons. d'Alembert, and Alexander the Great:— Experiments on the Damps in Coal- pits; Account of a Bituminous Lake in Trinidad ; Account of the Albinos; On the Disorders of the Heart; Antiquities; Survey of Devonshire; Description of the Laplanders, of the Roman Ladies; Character and Anec- dotes of Frederick I. and Frederick William, Kings of Prus- sia ; Account of a Criminal Process in France; Sketch of a History of the Samaritans; Capture of Colonel Baillie's De- tachment in India; Review of New Publications; Arno's Vale, a Poem; Parliamentary and other Occurrences; List of Births, Deaths, & c. Printed by T. Rickaby; and published on the first of eve- ry Month, by C. Stalker, Stationers- Court; E. and T. Wil- liams, Strand ; and C. Forster, Poultry, London :— By J. Penny, Exeter; and J. Hunter, Ossian's Head, Parliament Square, Edinburgh. N. B. At the Shop of J. Hunter are to be sold, Books and Stationary of all kinds, and ready money given for li- braries or parcels of Books. + SALE OF JEWELLERY, HARDWARE, & c. AT VERY REDUCED PRICES. THE Stock of Goods belonging to Messrs. PETER FORRESTER AND CO. ( as advertised former- ly), and now purchased by PETER FORRESTER, Continues selling off at his shop opposite the CROSS, Edinburgh, and consist chiefly of the following Articles— Gold, silver, gilt, tortoise shell, and shagreen watches, of all sorts. Set shoe, knee, & stock buckles. Silver, pinchbeck, plated, and mourning ditto. Gold bracelets, rings, & lockit- pinS. Silver and plated spoons, tea- kitchens, tea- pots, sugar & cream basons, bread baskets, Castor- frames, salts, porter cups, ale- tankards, candle- sticks, fifs- knives, sauce- boats, wine- funnels, & C.& C. London- made brown tea kit- chens and coffee- urns. Japann'd tea- trays. Bread- baskets and waiters. Knives and forks of all kinds. Mahogany and shagreen cases for knives, forks, & spoons. Ladies & Gentlemens pocket and memorandum books, all kinds. Silver, gilt, and steel mounted swords and hangers. Variety of fine prints, in gilt burnished frames. Double and single barrelled guns, patent spring bayo- nets, pocket and holster pi- stols. Ladies and Gentlemens dres- sing boxes. Plated, black ebony, and ja- pann'd inkstands. WITH Backgammon- tables, playing cards, and dice. In Addition to the Old Stock, P. FORRESTER has received a Fresh Assortment of PLA- TED GOODS, and a great Variety of FASHIONABLE WATCHES, among which are two very fine Gold Repeat- ers and a number of Plain and Engraved Watches, with se- conds, day of the month,& c. in gold, gilt, and silver cases. As he means ( during the sale of the old stock) to sell them 0n the usual low terms, the Public will find this a favourable oppor- tunity of supplying themselves. NEW- INVENTED PATENT SHOT, And every other Article for the Shooting Season. As P. FORRESTER is appointed to discharge and settle the debts of the Company, it is requested that all those indebt- ed will immediately order payment of their accounts, as all those remaining unsettled a few days longer will be given in- to the hands of a Man of Business, in order to effeCt payment., *„* The highest prices are given for Old Gold, Silver, and Lace, as usual. Commissions punctually attended to. To be SOLD by AUCTION, in a large ware room, east side of NORTH BRIDGE STREET, immediately above Mr Oates, shoemaker, on Tuesday next, the 18th current, and the four following days, THE remainder of the Stock of Goods which belonged to Mr ARCHIBALD M'DOWALI., con- sisting of Broad and Narrow Cloths, Duffles, Vest and Breeches Stuffs, & c. & c. Printed catalogues to be had at the place of sale. As these goods muft be positively sold off without re- serve, they will be exposed at the pleasure of the company. The sale to begin at eleven o'clock each day. A POINTER LOST. Stolen or strayed from the Black Bull Inn, Edinburgh, on Thursday the 23d July last, ALiver and White Coloured and Shagged POINTER DOG, answering to the name of ROVER. Whoever may have the same is requested to send notice to Mr Robertson, at the above Inn; but if it should be found in the custody of any person or persons after this notice, he or they shall be prosecuted according to law. BOROUGH OF BERWICK- UPON- TWEED, AUGUST 3 1789. To be LET in GUILD to the Highest Bidder, on Friday, the Xlth September 1789, for the term of Twenty- one Years, and to be entered upon at Martinmas first, ALL those WATER CORN MILLS, common- ly called the NEW MILLS, situated on the River of Whittater, with the Messuage or Tenement thereto belong- ing; together with the Meadow and Pasture Ground, called the MAYOR'S BANKS and HAUGH; and also the Right of FISHING in the said river of Whittater, as hath been usually accustomcd by the former tenants of the said mills. The terms 0n which the said premises are to be let may be seen at Mr Willoby's office in Berwick aforesaid. LONDON, AUGUST 13. FRANCE. ALL the letters from Parts a- gree, that the French make very little progress in re- esta- blishing order and tranquillity among the people. The reso- lutions of the National Assem- bly are but little regarded, es- pecially in the distant provin- and fome of the most popular characters are in danger of experiencing the fury of the people. All the letters from the provinces still continue to be filled with accounts of the acts of vengeance committed by the enraged populace upon those whom they consider as inimical to their interests, in consequence of which several persons of distinc- tion, and some of them of very blameless lives, have fallen victims to the fury of the people. The Marquis de Murat has been beheaded by the mob ; and his servants were put to death at the same time, for having endeavoured to save their master from their fury. The Noble Duke de Coffe is added to the list of their sacrifices. He was discovered at Duretal, near La Fleche in Anjou. The only favour he obtained from them, and for which he was indebt- ed to his rank, was, that he was not hanged, but beheaded. The Marshall de Mailley has also been butcher- ed by the people. This nobleman, after having spent more than half a ccntury in the military service of his coun- try, and acquired the greatest reputation as an of- ficer, had retired from the noise and bustle of the Court, to his country seat at la Roche de Vaux, where, at the age of fourscore, he became their victim. The mob which had assembled in this neighbour- hood went in a large body to his chateau, and with much tumult ordered him to come forth. The venerable General met the enraged multi- tude, and asked what was the meaning of their meeting ? They told him, that as he was a General, they presumed he was a friend to the Court, and conse- quently an enemy to the people ; they then rushed upon him, seized him, and cut off his head. The murders of Mons. Thureau, and his son- in- law the Chevalier de Monthesson, were attended with circumstances of horror. The tenants of the former, not thinking death a sufficient punishmeut for these two unfortunate objects of their fury, cut off the nose and ears of each before they chopt off their heads ; and, as if this outrage upon humanity would have been in- complete, if it was not attended with a flagrant outrage upon the law, the Chief Magistrate of Bal- lon, where these bloody tragedies were acted, was compelled to be present at the brutal executions, thus, as it were, to give a legal sanction to proceed- ings that were subversive of all laws. The Chevalier de Monthesson was full brother to two gentlemen' of the same name, who are at this moment members of the National Assembly. Yet this circumstance could not procure him even the favour of a death unattended with previous tor- ture and cruelty. Some of them have considered the Duke of Or- leans as the mediate cause of all these calamities. They do not pretend to say that his Highness has either commanded or advised the bloody executions that have taken place ; but they charge him with having overturned the Government; and they im- pute to him all the calamities that necessarily at- tend upon such an event. Plots have, in consequence, been formed against the life of this Prince ; and it is said that, in all probability, he would have been dispatched on the 26th of last month, at Mousseau, if he had not for- tunately received a line from Varsailles, warning him that his life was in danger, and advising him to be constantly on his guard. Two gentlemen went to his palace that day, and requested the honour of an audience. The Prince was then writing in his closet, and just as he was going to desire the person who had announced the gentlemen, to shew them in, another person entered with a letter, on the cover of which was written— " To be delivered without a moment's loss of time." This letter, which the Duke immediately read, contained the warning above mentioned. The Duke resolved not to admit the two gentle- men to his presence ; but at the same time he did not think proper to cause them to be apprehended, as, by the liveries of their servants, their families were known to be great and powerfully allied. He sent them word, that " He was too busily employed to be visible to any one." The gentlemen on this appeared to be much disappointed, and drove off full speed. Printed bills were delivered about the streets of Paris, and pasted up on the walls, containing the names of several Counsellors or Judges of the Par- liament of Paris, who are warned not to attend their duty in their respective Courts, if they have any regard to their own personal safety. Marshal Broglio is neither at Metz nor Verdun ; though he is Governor of both those places, and the whole province, he could not find any safety in either. The Count de Damas, who commands in the former, shut the gates against him, and would not let him in. This, however, was intended as an act of kindness to this fugitive General ; for the people had previously declared, if he presumed to enter the city, they would take him up, and send him bound to Paris; and the troops of the garrifon, so far from protecting him, said they Would countenance the people in any thing they should undertake against him. This day at noon their Majesties, accompanied by the Princesses Royal, Augusta, and Elizabeth, with their attendants, set out from Gloucester House, Weymouth, for Exeter 0n their way to Plymouth, where the Royal Family will review the shipping, and in the course of next week will return to Weymouth. Yesterday being the birth day of his Royal High- ness the Prince of Wales, who entered into the twenty- eighth year of his age, it was observed with the greatest festivity ; in the evening there were illuminations at the houses of the Prince's tradesmen in London and Westminster. His Royal Highness received the usual compliments at the Ma- rine Pavillion at Brighthelmstone, where there was an entertainment, at which the Dukes of York, Cla- ence, and Cumberland, and a few select nobility, were present. Vauxhall Gardens were most beautifully and su- perbly illuminated last night in compliment to the Prince of Wales. Yesterday evening, the clubs in St James's Street, and the tradesmen employed by the several branches of the Royal Family, in all parts of the town, vied with one another in the splendour of the illumina- tions, in honour of the Prince's birth- day. Yesterday the purser of the General Coote East Indiaman arrived at the India- house with agreeable intelligence ot her safe arrival from China ofF Port- land. The Vestal, it is now confidently assertred, will shortly sail for the several Prefidencies in the East Indies. An offer has lately been made to the Pope, of an immense sum of money, which will enrich his Holiness, without impoverishing any one person upon earth. The offer has made great noise in Rome. The nature of it is this : Two clergymen, who formerly belonged to the suppressed order of Jesuits, waited upon the Lord Treasurer of his Holiness, and requested him to inform the Sovereign, that they were willing to discover a vault or subtenaneous place, in which was at that moment a sum of money, amounting in value to 7oo, oool. Sterling. They at the same time informed him, that they would discover this treasure only 0n one condition, that they should have one fifth of the whole for themselves. This offer has set all the speculators in Rome at work, to conjecture by whom this treafure was concealed, and where. The two Ex- Jesuits have kept their secret ( for they have not yet had an answer from his Holi- ness) ; and yet some people pretend that they are acquainted with all the circumltances relating to it. They say, that, as those who have made the of- fer of a discovery were Jesuits, the treasure must have belonged to their order, and buried there be- fore its suppression. With respect to the place where it lies, the same people will have it, that it is near the baths of An- toninus, not far from St Sebastian's Gate, which formerly belonged to the Jesuits. About this place, several large manufactures are established, and some old buildings and ruins lie a- bout it. There are also several subterraneous passages and vaults about this place. Extract of a letter from Vienna, July I 8. " Prince Hohenlohe, the commander of the Emperor's troops in Transylvania, has sent an ex- press, dated the 17th of July, that Prince Mau- rojeni, Hospodar of Wallachia, who commands an army of 30,000 men, and whose design appears to be to attack the frontiers of Transylvania in every assailable part at the same time, after attempting in vain the defiles of Bozti, Tomesch, Aitschause, and Ferzbourg, detached a body of 6000 on the morn- ing of the 15th, to effect an entrance through the defile of Tomesch, where Major General Orosz had the command. The enemy's attack was impe- tuous and resolute ; they surrounded our redoubt on all sides ; and a great number leaped into the fosse to mount the parapet. Our troops defended it with fixed bayonets, and threw themselves 0n the enemy with such force, that, after an action of four hours, they retired with precipitation to Sinay, leaving 200 killed on the place. The loss of the Imperialists were five killed and thirteen wounded. About four o'clock in the afternoon of the 6th ult. a most melancholy accident happened upon a peatmoor, near Horse House, in Coverdale, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, occafioned by light- ning :— A man and two boys employed in digging for peats, observing the approach of a heavy shower of rain, ran off towards a hut about 200 yards dis- tance, for shelter : They went in a direct line, one after the other— when the lightning struck the old man, tore off his stockings and shoes, and burnt his legs :— The elder boy, at the distance of about five yards from the old man, was struck dead, and rendered a most dreadful spectacle, his forehead, breast, thigs, and legs being mangled in a most terrible manner— his hat was rent in pieces, his waistcoat and breeches much torn, and all his but- tons and buckles melted, and an aperture made in in the ground in two places near him. The other boy about twenty yards behind his companions, was also struck senseless and remained so for some time, but afterwards recovered. The old man continues very lame, and it is feared will be a cripple for life. The prizes are payable ( Irish currency) in June 1790, wish- out deduction. and the current value will be advanced at this Office as soon as drawn. Agreeable to aCt of Parliament, the shares are stamped, and the original tickets ( which are lodged in the Stamp Office) cannot be taken out till three days after the drawing of the lottery is completed; but as the payment of prizes is frequent- ly not called for till a considerable time after the drawing is over, and tha. the Public may have absolute security for the Shares issued by LESLIE AND SCOTT, they have deposited with the ROYAL BANK of SCOTLAND the Government Receipts for the Original Tickets; and the Royal Bank, by its receipt to them, which any person may see, is to retain the value of the prizes sold in shares for One Month after they are payable during which period the adventurers will please call for payment. Commissions from the country, with bills at sight or a short date, punctually attended to. Letters post paid duly answered. Schemes gratis. INSURANCES ON SHIPPING, MERCHANDISE, AND LIVES, Done at this Office as usual. LLOYD'S MARINE LIST, AUG. 14: THE Lady Welmond, Andrese, from Bremen for Ameri- ca, with wine and silk:., is arrived at Gravefend in a lea- ky condition. The John, Richardson, from Liverpool to Virginia, is put back to Liverpool, it is feared with considerable damage, af- ter being ashore on Burbo Bank, and must unload to repair. Capt. Dawey, of the Nancy, from Teneriffe, on the 5th inst. spoke the African Queen, . Captain James Downey, from London for New Brunswick, fourteen leagues weft of Scilly, all well. The Elizabeth, Seward, from France for New England, was well the 7th of July, in lat. 31. 8. N. long. 32. 30. W. Tiie Snap Dragon, Brown, from Petersburgh to Bristol, sprung a leak in the Baltic, and sunk between Bornholm and Falsterbo— the crew saved. Winds at Deal— Aug. 11 N. E. 12. N N. E. 13. N. E. Yesterday arrived a mail from France. This day— Holland and Flanders. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Amsterdam, August 10. The news of an obstinate engagement between the Russian and Swedish fleets is confirmed by a letter from Copenhagen, dated August 1. wherein it is said, that the commanders of several ships re- turned from the Baltic concur in declaring that the two fleets met on, the 26th of July, about twelve miles to the east of Bornholm, and after an obsti- nate battle from two in the afternoon till eight at night, the Russians retreated towards the east, the Swedes not being disposed to follow them. They also write from the Lower Elbe, that in- telligence was received there the 4th of this month, by an Estafette and several private letters, of an engagement between the Swedes and the Russians, in which the former proved victorious. Vienna, July 29. Yesterday and the day before the Emperor appeared to be in perfect good health. His Majesty has made a present of 600 golden sove- reigns to Baron de Storck, his first physician, and one of twenty pieces of the same coin to the cook who prepared his food. His Majesty having inti- mated his intention of his speedy return to Vienna, the necessary preparations are making for his re- ception. The grand army still remains encamped in the Bannat, and keep in awe the Turks, who are ap- prehensive that our army will make an irruption into Wallacha or Servia. General Vecsay encamp- ed with fifteen thousand men in the neighbourhood of Mehadia. According to the last letters, Field Marshal Comte de Haddick was not entirely re- established in health, as was asserted ; but there are notwithstanding the strongest hopes of his speedy recovery. LONDON, AUGUST 14. b AFFAIRS OF FRANCE. Verfailles. On the 2d La Marquis de Tourzel took the oaths before the King on being appointed . Go- vernante of the Children of France. The Marquis de Bombelle had his audience of leave at the same, time, prior to his departing on his embassy to the Republic of Venice. On the 4th, his Majesty filled up the vacancies in Administration, after the manner mentioned in a former paper. The King made likewise a declaration, that, to prevent in future any undue influence in the admi- nistration of affairs, all nominations and employs, whether religious or temporal, foreign or domestic, military or naval, shall be presented to and appro- ved first by the decision of the Council. Mr Necker was offered the title of the first Mi- nister. " As elevations at this time might create jealousy, the honour was respectfully declined. An assistant in the department of the finances, was all that the wise Minister requested of his Ma- jesty Agreeable to this request, the Sieur de Lam- bert has been accordingly appointed Controller Ge- neral of Finance, and is to act in conjunction with Mr Necker, in the charge of the Treasury, and execution of all orders relative to places and em- ploys. The public proceedings of the Assembly may be learnt from a subsequent paper. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. August The Resolutions, on the articles of the consti- tution, come to on the preceding evening, are all to undergo a revision, article by article, it being at length found that many of them clash with each other, so as might render their effect doubtful, should they be adopted in their present form. This evening the three new Ministers sent for- mal letters to the Assembly, acknowledging the powers of the Assembly, and promising to conform to its principles. August 6. The King has granted les entrees to the President of the Assembly. At ten in the evening a report was made of the arresting of the Due de la Vauguyon, at Havre ; when the propriety of the procedure was agreed to be referred to the executive power. August 7 The article of droits de la chasse was debated this morning, and it was settled, " That the rights of the chace and open warrens should be both abolished— and every proprietor of land should have liberty to destroy, or cause to be destroyed on his own possessions every species of game. That all the capitanieries, royal ones included, and all reserves for game, under every denomination, should be utterly abolished. " That the President be likewise charged to re- quest of the King, a release of all those confined in prisons or the gallies, for crimes against the former laws respecting the chace, to recal the banished, and to stop all further proceedings against them." This being adjusted, eight of the King's new Ministers were introduced, viz. Archb. of Bourdeaux Count de Montmorin, Archb. of Vienne, Marechal de Beauvau, Mr Necker, Count de la Luzerne— and Count de St Priest, Count de la Tour du Pin Paulin. The Keeper of the Seals spoke briefly, imme- diately on his introduction, on the state of the nation— as to the disturbances reigning throughout it. Mr Necker followed next, and in the most pres- sing manner urged a loan of thirty millions of livres for the public service. Some were for voting the required sum on the moment; others contended that it should be first submitted to the Committee of finances, and that the Assembly should wait for their report. The last proposition was agreed to. August 8. The Duke of Aguillon read the re- port of the Committee of Finances, 0n the demand made by Mr Necker, for a loan of thirty millions. The result of which declared the loan to be ne- cessary, and pointed out different plans for its form. A debate ensued on the question, whether the Affembly should agree with the report of the Com- mittee, which was at last agreed to. The Marquis de la Cofte afterwards rose, and in a long speech described the situation of France in respeCt to her debts, and asserted that all reforms and all oeconomies could not be able to answer the propofed end, of relieving her from the situation she stood in. He therefore gave notice, that on a future day he should make the following motions : lit, That all effects called Ecclestastiques, of what nature foever, Should belong to the Nation. 2d, That from the year 1790, all tenths of the Ecclesiastics should be and remain suppressed. 3d, All incumbents whatever ought to retain for life a revenue equal to the produce of their present benefices, which sum Shall be paid to them by the Provincial Assemblies, observing that the endow- ments of the curates should be further augmented. 4th, The Provincial Assemblies should in future regulate the honorary tax for the Bishops, who, with the curates, are only the essential ministers for propagating the gospel. That they should equally fix the funds destined for the service of the cathedral, and for the retirement of the old pastors. 5th, They should also have power to pension, in an equitable manner, persons of both sexes enga- ged in the monaStic orders, which orders should be suppressed. PARIS. Tranquillity, such as it is, prevails at Paris. But it is such a tranquillity as is dispiriting, be- cause suspicious— Each individual, more or less, distrusts his neighbour— and collectively also, whole communities seem diffident and doubtful. The Bourgeois Militia still are in arms— But who can tell how long they may continue so ? The army already begin to speak freely— From words to what is worse, the transition is easy and obvious. The chief articlc of my intelligence to you by this conveyance respects the Duke of Orleans. The Duke of Orleans, no longer out of sight, or to be heard of at the Hotel de Ville alone— He is with the King. Through this co- operation at Ver- sailles, was produced the association of the people in office with Mons. Necker--- An association, tem- porary merely, and not called a Ministry, at the express urgency of the Assemblee Nationale, to pre- vent any material Stagnation in public business; because, in the Assemblee Nationale, this wild opi- nion had been discharged among the mob, " That, till the new constitution was formed, there could be constitutionally no dispatch of any business." By a gentleman arrived from Paris, we learn, that the excavation and mine under the stables of the Count d'Artois were found to be provided with funnels of communication, barrels of gun- pow- der, and other combustible preparations for a mis- chievous explosion. Vigorous measures have been adopted by the National Assembly and the permanent Committee of Paris, for the dispersion of the numbers of ban- ditti and marauders, witn whom all the roads about the French metropolis had been infested, and who had been employed in filling up the plaster of Pa- ris pits at Mont Martre. The vagrants have been sent away with passes to* their respective homes, with strict injundtions to obey the letter of the said passes on pain of exemplary punishment. As none of the letters received yestcrday make mention of the execution of the Duke de Coffe, Marshal Mailly, and some others, whom the . Lon- don prints have stated to have been put to death, it is hoped the melancholy news was premature and without foundation. It is much wondered at that no authentic ac- counts have been received of the place to which the Prince de Conti has retired. Though it has not been expressly so stated, we have reason to believe that the Swiss regiment of guards, mount guard as usual at Versailles. By M. Necker's statement of the expences and revenues of France, we find. that Livres. 531,444,000 475,294,000 PROMOTIONS. The following is a list of the promotions that took place 011 Saturday last at Weymouth, and which will hereafter appear in the Gazette— Viscount Weymouth, Marquis of Bath. Earl of Salisbury, Marquis of Salisbury. Viscount Edgecumbe, Earl of Edgecumbe. Earl of Westmoreland, Postmaster. Earl of Chesterfield, Master of the Mint. Viscount Falmouth, Justice in Eyre. Earl of Effingham, Governor of Jamaica. Marquis of Graham, Paymaster. The annual expences are The annual revenue Annual deficiency —— 56,150,000 Of this firm, the mere reform of the pension will produce twenty millions. In the whole, the pen- sions amount to 29,560,000 livres. No more than nine millions of them will be found to be for real service. Among the persons of distinction who have ar- rived at Spa since the ist of this month are, the family of the Count D'Artois, the Arch Duke Maximilian, ArchbiShop and Elector of Cologn, the Prince de Havre, Duke and Duchess of De- vonshire, See. The Duke de Vanguyon has been released , and was expected in London yesterday evening. The municipality of Paris was expeected to be settled in about a week's time, as also the city militia or guard consisting- of 30,000 men. The Parisians and the neighbouring peasants have already exercised the newly acquired right of the chace. Lord Camelford has disavowed the publication of the pamphlet attributed to him— nor indeed can it be supposed that any man in his senses would have cholen such a time for Such a letter— and in such a place as Paris. INDIA INTELLIGENCE'. MARRIAGES. V IRISH. Earl of Hillsborough, Earl of Antrim, Earl of Tyronne, Earl of Clanricarde, Earl of Fortesque, Marquis of Downshire. Marquis of Antrim. Marquis of Waterford. Marquis of Clanricarde. Viscount Ebrinton. ______ In the late engagement between the SwediSh and Russian fleets, the advantage was on the side of the former, who had no more than twelve men killed. Particulars, however, are still wanting. The Stadtholder has had a very narrow escape. Returning from Louwenherst on the 8th instant, his carriage was overturned in the water betwixt Noordwyk and Katwyk, near Leyden ; his High- ness, however, was got out without hurt. There have been rejoicings at the Hague on account of this. The Russian fleet from Copenhagen has joined the Revel fleet, and were cruizing in sight of the Swedes, who were keeping off Carlscroon. In the engagement of the 26th ult. no Ship was taken, and only a few men killed. A SwediSh Captain was sent ashore in irons for misbehaviour. Extract of a letter from Naples, July 21. ." The SpaniSh squadron have left this Bay for a cruize in the Mediterranean and Levant ; and afterwards to proceed to the French port of Toulon, where they will make a stay of some weeks ; such being the Commodore's orders when he first left Cadiz. All this is, however, very mySterious when circumstances are considered." Some most magnificent acts have been done in the present emergency in France. There was a demur about a purchase of corn in Holland, 0n the difficulty of an immediate advance of 100,00a livres.— A Member of the Assembly, M. Guinebaud, a mer- chant of Nantes, said, it was a trifle not worthy to occupy the time of the Assembly. He would himself pay the money in Holland. The common people in Paris still Shew every disposition to revolt and anarchy, in spite of all the professions made by the King, M. Necker, and the Assembly of the States General. In fine, it is believed, that nothing but a Strong, well supported Government, will reduce the people to order, whose ideas of freedom are of too broad a cast, and look like a spirit of levelling all ranks. General Baron Schlelffen is arrived in England, charged with an important commission from the King of Prussia, in whose service the veteran now holds distinguished rank He is well known to us as the Minister of the Prince of Hesse Cassel, in whose name he signed the treaty with us for troops during the American war. The object of his commission is not certainly known j but it is believed in the high political circles, that it comprehends two important and di- stinct things : To solicit the hand of the Princess Royal for the Prince of Prussia. And to settle the conduct of the two Courts on the election of the King of the Romans. We give these as the reasons assigned in the high political circles for the General's visit to England. We pretend not to know from certain informa- tion. The Prince of Prussia is in his nineteenth year. We need not tell our readers that our own beau- tiful and beloved Princess is in her twenty- third year. Yesterday his Excellency the Duke of Dorset arrived at his seat at Knowle, in Kent, where he dined, and in the afternoon came to Earl Thanet's house, in Grosvenor Square. His Grace was ac- companied by his nieces the two Ladies Tufton. It is said the Duke of Dorset will return no more to Paris in the character of Ambassador, but is to succeed the Marquis of Buckingham as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland : Lord Cathcart is spoken of as his Grace's successor to France. Lord Robert Fitzgerald, Secretary of Legation and Minister Plenipotentiary, remains in the Duke of. Dorset's Hotel at Paris, to preside at the head of the Embassy during the Duke's absence. At present the places of the Foreign Ministers at Paris are mere sinecures, there being as yet no settled Government with whom they can confer. Yesterday the Duchess of Gordon gave a grand dinner to Mr Pitt, and several nobility, at her house in St James's Square. Advices from Constantinople mention, that the mediatory propositions of the French Ambassador and the Spanish Envoy have been but coolly recei- ved at the Porte, where at this moment peace is no longer talked of, the Grand Signior being per- suaded that the resources of the Imperial allies are so far exhausted as to render it difficult for them to continue the war. He thinks the vigorous prose- cution ot the war during the present campaign will secure him an advantageous peace. The Ambassadors above mentioned have solicited of the Ottoman Minister the release of M. Bulga- kow, who is Still confined in the Seven Towers, but without effect. On the night of July 16th died, after a very Short complaint in his chest, his Excellency the Marquis Caracciolo, Prime Minister and Secretary of State of the Neapolitan kingdom. his talents, and integrity, are universally spoke of.— He has several times acted as AmbaSfador in European Courts, and lately was Viceroy of Sicily. Two Ex- Jesuits have made a discovery to his Holiness the Pope of a great treasure hid in the baths of Antoninus, not less than nine millions of piaStres.— They are to have a moiety for their dis- covery ; and when our correspondent's letter came away, the workmen had been begun to dig. At Fort William— Charles Cockerell, Esq. to Miss Tryphe- na Blunt, daughter of Sir Cha. Wm. Blunt, Bart. • 1 Mr Haig, coachmaker, to Miss Oldham. R. C. Birch, Esq. to Miss Rider. Robert Pott, Esq. to Miss Cruttenden. John Kinloch, Esq. to Miss Jessy Brown. G. F. Cherry, Esq. to Miss Paul. Major Farmer to Miss Brown. Tho. Henry Davis, Esq. Advocate General, to Miss Baillie Mr T. Baber to Mifs Davidson. Mr Atkin to Miss Mary RusselL Ensign Parry to Miss Bondfield, daughter of the late Mr Bondfield, auctioneer. Dr Martin to Miss Duncan. William Smoult, Esq. to Miss Hardcastle. Mr Henry Lee to Mrs Baker, widow of the late Captain Baker. Mr Edward Gardner to Miss Anne Read. Mr Dorrington to Miss Martha Bacon. J. Champion, Esq. to Miss Macintosh. Lieut. Davidson, of the Madras Establishmcnt, to Miss Kirkpatrick. Capt. Charles Mitchel, of the William Pitt East Indiaman, to Miss Sarah Paterson. Sir Robert Green, acting Town Major, to Miss Lucy E- vance. Mr John Stevenson to Miss Mary Bisset. Capt. Harriot to Mrs Hill. At Fizagapatam— On Thursday, March 27, Michael Keat- ing, esq. to Miss Campbell, late of Bengal. At Pearfu— David Anderson, Esq. late of India, to Miss Elizabeth Reid, daughter of the deceased John Reid, Esq. of Cairney. At Barrackport— Julius Griffiths, Esq. to Mifs Eliza Horne Seacombe. Extract of a letter from Weymouth, Aug. 13. " Early this morning, after giving the town a royal salute, the Southampton frigate got under way, with a fair wind, for Plymouth. " The Royal Visitors set off this morning, at eight o'clock, for Plymouth." It is the general idea, that Parliament will meet on the 29th of October next, and that, after a short session, they will be dissolved. The private investments to India this season will be smaller than ever known, the markets being overstocked. The King of Sweden, in order to prevent every kind of dispute, and to ascertain more precisely what are legal prizes of Ships which may be stop- ped to be examined, has declared that the eleventh article of the treaty entered into between Sweden and England in 1662, and which was the basis of the convention in 1780, Shall be literally adhered to : which article expressly declares what shall be considered as contraband in time of war. In order to give all possible encouragement to the fisheries of Great Britain round the coasts, every restriction formerly laid on is removed, the bounties are increased, and the following regula- tions enacted : That liberty be granted of making use of such netting as the fiShermen Shall find best adapted, provided each buss carries a specified quan- tity of nets ; that during the intervals of fishing the ' vessels may be employed in any other business not prohibited by law; and that there should be per- mission for making use of any waste or uncultivat- ed ground, 100 yards at least above the highest water- mark : They are not to be confined with re- spect to the thickness of the Staves, as heretofore, in barrels for packing the fish. These arrange- ments, with liberal bounties, will make the coast fisheries of this country almost equal to those of the Dutch. The late General Fitzwilliam distributed his for- tune in the following manner:— To his house- keeper, an annuity of 500I. per annum ; to his nephew Lord Fitzwilliam, a legacy of 500I.; to Lord Amherst 500I. ; to another gentleman 500 ; his house on Richmond Green, with the residue of his fortune, to the amount of 50,0001. to Tom Jones, a young foundling WelShman, whom he had brOught up as a musician. According to letters from different parts of the country, the very fine weather has already had 2 considerable effeCt in lowering the price of wheat in the markets. At Cambridge the prices were from 18s. to 42s. per load of five bushels; and at Royston the highest prices was 40s. and very little sold. In many parts of Berkshire, particularly near Reading, the farmers began to carry wheat last week ; this sunk the price at Reading market on Saturday last to 40s. the load, and the same at Wind- sor. The hay has turned out exceedingly fine and plentiful in many parts of Gloucestershire. The reduced price of bread took place yesterday ; a further reduction must take place Shortly1, though perhaps not till after the wheat harvest is got in, which, according to accounts from every quarter of the kingdom, will be one of the best for many years. The Treasury order is given for a new coinage of guineas and half guineas from new dies just com- pleted at the Mint- office in the Tower, of the data of the present year 1789, which will be ready a- bout Christmas next. The daughter of an IriSh Baronet, not far front Harrowgate, conceived a penchant for her father's Steward : Her lady- mother discovering it, locked her up for a fortnight, and fed her with water- gruel, giving her no other food during that time ; it cooled her amorous constitution, and complete- ly effeCted a cure. Wartenberg, a Jew contractor in Prussia, having ordered cloaths to be made up for a regiment of foot, without having milled the cloth, the first day that they were worn by the battalion, they clung so tight to the men, in consequence of a heavy Shower, that the quarter master declared, if the soldiers pulled off their regimentals, they never could put them on again. Accordingly, they were commanded to lie all night in their cloaths, and dry them 0n their backs! ^ A most daring instance of sacrilege appeared the other day. Finchley church was discovered to have been robbed of all the sacramental plate, & c. to a great amount. w ' Extract of a letter from Constantinople, June 8. « ' It was thought the disgrace of the late Grand Vizir, Jusuf Pacha, would not have taken place till the end of the - campaign ; but the confirmation of the disagreeable news from Moldavia hastened it. The character of his successor is a very good one; he is said to be brave, enterprising, and fit to command an army. He is supposed to be the person who last year formed and executed the plan of the invasion of the Bannat ; and that, had the Grand Vizir followed the whole of his advice, he would have driven the Imperialists from that pro- vince. But Jusuf Pacha thought that operation dangerous, imagining the flight of the Germans into the interior parts of the country was only a scheme to draw him into the heart of it j and then force him to an engagement. However, it is cer- tain, that the deposition of the Grand Vizir is pleasing to the people and to the merchants of all nations. " The Porte has lately received many dispatches from Bosnia, but their contents are not made pu- blic. The Ministry indeed announce some advan- tages which the Bosnians have obtained over the Austrians, but what these advantages are they do not mention. The Porte has recalled the Pacha who commands in Bosnia, and substituted another in his place from Macedonia. " The French Ambassador has requested the Porte to interpose, and engage the Algerines to renew the treaty with his Most Christian Majesty ; but hitherto the Porte has given no definitive an- swer, nor do they seem likely to do it yet. " Notwithstanding the great care taken at the beginning of the new reign to prevent a scarcity of provisions in this capital, the people have been within these few days in the utmost want of them. Bread, meat, and other of the chief articles of life, are already above double the . price they were be- fore the war ; and what adds to this misfortune is the revolt which has happened in Egypt, which deprives us of all the provisions with which that rich and fertile province furnished the capital at this time, when we get very little from the Black Sea, and the islands of the Archipelago, on account of the appearance of the Russians in those two seas ; but we have a hope ( though it is a very feeble one) that the Ottoman fleet will drive them out, and disperse them. " They talk of the endeavours of the two courts of France and Spain to effect a peace, and likewise of the mediation offered by another respectable power. The Porte acts with great- caution, and is not willing to offend any one at this critical mo- ment, when bad news flow in on every side; that received from Balgaria is very afflicting ; all the villages situated about the sea have been abandoned by the inhabitants, who were struck with terror at the appearance of the Russian fleet 0n those coasts, which they say consists of 40 sail. " The Tartarian General which we mentioned some time ago to have arrived in this capital, is returned on board the last division of the fleet, which has orders to land him at Sinope, from whence he will go and rejoin the army of the Pa- cha of Akiska, in the Cuban." The National Assembly have issued a declaration, enjoining the payment of all taxes, duties, and pe- cuniary charges in the ancient form, until the feu- dal system and all the fiscal and local abuses shall have been abolished by the Assembly, and a new order of things established. Extract of a letter from Vienna, July 18. " The Court has not published any thing yet relative to the taking of Berbir ; so that we sup- pose that Marshal Laudohn has not yet been able hitherto to send any particulars ; but we learn by private letters that the most important articles found in it were 38 pieces of artillery, amongst which were two mortars, and many cannons of a large bore. The retreat of the Bosnians from that fortress, without demolishing any thing, may not be regarded by some as a precipitate flght ; but those whom the Marshal sent in pursuit of them in- formed him, that the enemy had even neglected to guard the passes which lead to Banjaluka ; the situ- ation of those defiles being such that a few troops might dispute the passage with a whole army. On hearing this, some General Officers were for profit ing by the confirmation which the fugitives would naturally occasion, and marching at once to the capital of Bosnia; but that project was laid aside for a much more important one, which is the siege of Belgrade ; and it is the general opinion that Marshal Laudohn has received orders to march with the choicest of his troops to embark 0n the Save-, and proceed to besiege that fortress. In the mean time, all the dispositions of the Court seem to indi- cate the siege of that place ; the departure of most of the troops from Upper and Lower Austria, the sudden order for 500 bombardiers to repair to Semlin, and the artillery they are sending there, aie all proofs of it, besides it being necessary to de- vide the attention of the Grand Vizir." PRICE OF STOCKS. EDINBURGH. to their requests, and not leave them a prey to the shuffling and narrow policy of his dependents. PARTIAL TAXATION. Edinburgh, Aug. 17. 1789. It has been asserted of the Present Administration that though Scotland has, on every trying emer- gency, pressed forward to their assistance, with a zeal bordering almost on enthusiasm, no return on their part has ever been made ; but that a cold in- difference towards her interests, and an uniform denial of whatever might tend to benefit her com- merce or manufactures, has been the leading fea- ture in their conduct towards this country. j Whatever may be the general truth of this asser- tion, the printers of the Edinburgh newspapers have to regret, that in their own particular case it has been completely verified.— It is not, however, to be expected that the hardships suffered by a few individuals will materially interest the public ; but it is difficult to suffer in silence, aud ill- usage finds some mitigation in complaint ; the printer, there- fore, solicits the indulgence of his readers for the following plain detail The inconvenience arising from the want of a Board of Stamps at Edinburgh has long been felt and complained of. In 1785, when the stamp- duties were considerably increased, an application from a respectable body of bankers, merchants, Sic. was made to Government, for that purpose, or at least to have paper stamped at Edinburgh; to this a direct refusal was given. The Chamber of Com- merce have since resumed the application, aud been equally unsuccessful. When the additional tax on newspapers was an- nounced, the Edinburgh news- printers judged it a proper opportunity to apply for redress of a grie- vance under which they had long laboured, viz. the being denied at the office here the discount of two per cent, on the price of stamps, allowed to the London printers. They accordingly sent let- ters to all the Scotch members, and to many of the English ones, soliciting their assistance to procure this allowance, which they considered themselves as justly entitled to, as in all the late revenue acts, Edinburgh, as the capital of Scotland, is put upon a footing in point of taxation with London. From such of the members as they had afterwards an op- portunity of conversing with, they learnt, that MR ROSE, the framer of the bill, had been applied to, who assured them " the grievance would be re- dressed— that provision was made for it in the bill and begged they would give themselves no farther trouble.'" Satisfied with this assurance, the members did give themselves no farther trouble, and the printers waited patiently for the act. When it arrived, it was found to contain two clauses, the purport of which was, 1. That no papers should, on pretence of being unsold, be returnable to the Stamp- office, as for- merly. 2. But, as a COMPENSATION to the printers for the loss they would sustain by this privilege being taken from them, a discount of four per cent, should be allowed them on the price of stamps. On examining the act, and requiring an expla- nation of it from the Office here, it was found that, though the clause prohibiting the return of stamps did certainly extend to Scotland, the clause which made an allowance of four per cent, as a COM PENSATION, DID NOT. There appeared something in this so partial, so severe, and so inconsistent with the application of the printers, and the promise they had been told was given to the members who had interested them- selves in their behalf, that it could not be supposed intentional. Letters, couched in most respectful terms, were immediately sent to MR DUNDAS, MR ROSE, and the Commissioners of Stamps in Lon- don, for an explanation, and, if possible, redress 0n the subject. MR DUNDAS sent an answer, " That he had made enquiry respecting the subject at the Trea- sury, and found that MR ROSE meant to write, upon it." After a considerable delay, MR ROSE did write, on it; but it was not an answer, nor had the most diftant relation to the letter sent him— he mentions not a syllable of the discount, but brief- ly says, " the printers may certainly have the li- berty of purchasing paper frOm their own stationers,' instead of the distributor of stamps for Scotland." This is a liberty which the printers have been al- ways in possession of, without MR ROSE'S permis- fion. It means ( if it has a meaning) that they may purchase paper in Edinburgh— be at the ex- pence of sending it to London— of employing an agent to get it stamped—- of reshipping and bring- ing it down again. Such, however, is the fiat of Administration ; and the Edinburgh printers, o- ver and above the heavy duties they pay in com- mon with others, must submit to an additional im- post of upwards of L. 200 per annum— Sic volo, sic jubeo, stat pro ratione voluntas. The printer must again crave the forgiveness of his readers, for so long a detail on a subject that may appear interesting only to a few. What the case of one man to- day, however, may be ano- ther's to- morrow, and the system of partial and un equal taxation is probably not yet completed. But there is a rising spirit and importance in the trading and commercial interests of this country which cannot long be insulted with impunity ; and the time is not far distant when the Minister, whoever he may be, will find it necessary to attend himself On Wednesday the 12th inst. the Countess of Glasgow was safely delivered of a son and heir. On Saturday last, Miss Agnes Somerville, of Myrecairney; died at her house in George Street. On Wednesday last arrived in Leith roads the Polly of Leith, Capt. Andrew Mason, from King- fton in Jamaica, after a long passage of three months. The Royal George and Charlotte Excise yachts, Captains Ogilvie and Henderson, are arrived in the roads from a cruize. The Livingston, Mackie, from Leith to Lon- don, arrived on the 12th inst. all well. Yesterday, during afternoon sermon, two lads had the curiosity to go into the black rocks at low water, and, not observing the water to make at the return of the tide, they were entirely surroUnd- ed before they thought of coming away ; however, by being observed by some people from the pier, a boat was sent out to their assistance, otherwise they might have perished, as none of them could swim. this ought to be an example to people unacquaint- ed to be cautious when they go out upon a rock of that kind to take particular care of the flood tide. To Mr Spilsbury, Chemist, Soho Square, London. SIR, August 1. 1789. A Lady of my acquaintance waS troubled last spring twelvemonth with scurfy eruptions 0n her hands, attended with a violent itching: She had used various means for relief, with little success. On being persuaded to try your Drops, by taking three five- shilling bottles of the medicine her hands recovered their natural state and colour, and have continued well ever since. Delicacy prevents the Lady from publishing her name ; but she has re- quested us to send this cure to you, for the benefit of others. We are, Sir, M. & B. R. HAYDON, Booksellers,- Booksellers and Printers ( by appointment) to his Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence. Plymouth, Devon. N. B. Mr Spilsbury's truly valuable Drops to be had, as usual, at J. CAW, stationer, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh; Rait, Dundee; Thomson, Aberdeen; Duncan, Glasgow ; Inglis, Dumfries ; and of the general venders of medicine throughout the kingdom. Edinburgh, AUG. 7. 1789.— This day Mr. GREIG'S School was publicly examined before a very respectable Company.— The Children gave convincing proofs of their Master's assidui- ty and success— they pronounced and read with propriety, and repeated with great accuracy. Their knowledge of grammar and other branches which they are taught, was so very consider- able, that, in justice to Mr Greig's merit, we give this public testimony, unsolicited, to his abilities and attention. WILLIAM SIMPSON, MINISTERS JOHN TOUCH, MINISTERS. He opens his School within the Potterrow- port the id. September next-— continues to teach his private Class of Young Ladies, in his house, opposite Mr Alexander's Land, Bristo- Street— and attends private hours for English, Latin, & c. Has good accommodation for a few Boarders. SHIP NEWS. SAILED FROM THE SOUND, OUTWARD. Aug. 3. Polly, Morrison, from Kirkcaldy, Copenhag. coals Mary Ann, Thomson, from Rotterdam, Petersburgh, ballast , Dundee, Bell, from Cette, Lubec, wines .4. Britannia, butler, from London, Riga, ballast * Peggy, Cannan, from Galipoli, Stettin, sundries Wedderburn, Allanshaw, from Berwick, Wyburg, ballast Peggy, Aimer, from Dundee, Petersburgh, do. Betty & Molly, Blair, from Rotterdam, do. do. - Favourite, Norris, from Leith, Stockholm, coals ' SAIlED FROM THE SOUND, DOWNWARD. 2. Jean, Bett, from Memel, Leith, logs Venus, Norman, from do. Dysart, do. Commerce, Roy, from Petersburgh, Naples, sundries 3. Elizabeth, Bowman, from Stockholm, Dundee, iron Betsey, Brown, from Memel, Greenock, logs 4. James, Kerr, from Stockholm, P. Glasgow, iron ( Aurora, Anderson, from do. Liverpool, do. Elliock, Davidson, from do. Port Seaton, do. All the ships which have arrived from the Baltic to- day and yesterday still remain ia our roads. Winds since my last N. to N. W. Elsineur, 4th Aug. 1789. JOHN BROWN, Jun. ARRIVED AT LEITH, Aug. 15. Providence, Jones, Limekilns, goods— Morning Star, Yule, Gottenburgh, dales and iron— 17. Mary, Dun- can, Hamburgh, wood. SAILED FROM LEITH, Betsey, Robertson, Sealock, grain— Thomas and Marg. Scot, land, Kincardine, ballast- Exchange, Jeckling, Newcastle, ballast. PRICES OF GRAIN AT HADDINGTON, Aug. 14.. PRESERVATION OF GAME. TIIE DUKE of ROXBURGH being desirous ro preserve the GAME on his lands in the Counties of Roxburgh, East Lothian, and Berwick, hopes that no Gentle- man will shoot thereon. All unqualified persons found trespassing will be prosecuted according as the law directs. FURTHER PROOF OF THE . " EFFICACY OF DR STEERS'S OPODELDOC. COUNT ZENOBIO acquaints Mr STEERS; that he has received extraordinary, benefit from Dr Steers's Opodeldoc, in the cure of a violent bruise and sprain in his right hand and wrist, occasioned by a fall from his phaeton 3 few days ago; and he gives him liberty to make use of his name for the good of the public. Royal Hotel, Pall Mall, July 2 1789. , The superior excellence of this medicine for sprains, bruises, rheumatisms, & c. is now so universally established by the testi- monies of persons of the first consequence, that no. farther re commendations, perhaps, may be requisite; but it s become absolutely necessary to guard the public against the Imposi- tions which are practised by sundry druggists in town and country, and by travelling venders, under various pretences 5 many of whom have the audacity to employ the names of Dr Steers and Mr Newbery, in order to dispose of their spu- rious preparations. All purchasers, therefore, who would a- vail themselves of the efficacy of the genuine Dr Steers's O- podeldoc, are requested to observe, that, in the stamp, which is pasted 0n each bottle, the name of F. Newbery is engraved, by order of the Commissioners of the Stamp Office; and all such as are offered to sale without this mark of authenticity, are counterfeits. TO BE SOLO OR LET, At Martinmas or Whitsunday next, THE pleasant Villa of CARRoNBANK situated on the banks 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 house, stable and byre, wash- ing house and laundry, with several out houses and shades, and other conveniencies. There are three small inclosures, planted round with tree's and shrubbery, belonging to the premises ; also two gardens, one, of which is inclosed 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 tbe present pos- sessor on Tuefdays 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. at the only warehouse for Dr James's Powder, in St Paul's Church Yard, No. 45, a few doers from the corner of Cheap- side, towards Watling Street— Price Two Shillings a bottle, including the duty; and by their appointment by HUS- BAND, ELDER, and CO. and ESPLIN and FORBES, in Edinburgh. FOR ASTHMAS, DROPSiES, & C. ETHEREAL ANODYNE SPIRIT, prepared ; by the inventor, W. Tickell, Apothecary and Chymist at Bath. This medicine has peculiar efficacy in diseases of the breast, as the asthma, hooping cough, and all other coughs un- attended with inflammation ; but its singular excellence is in the cure of that dreadful, and generally fatal disease, the dropsy of the breast, It has also been given with great suc- cess in Other dropsies, and it is probably the most certain diu- retic hitherto discovered. The following case will be a proof of'its virtues. " Mr Eyatt, Upholder, Westgate Street, Bath, had for many years been subject to severe fits of the asthma; but for twelve months past, he was often seized in the night with such a suffocation, as to deprive him of speech, and to require the utmost exertion for the recovery of his breath, When he began to use the Ethereal Spirit, he was much emaciated, had great difficulty of breathing on the least exercise, attend- ed with a troublesome cough, and he was obliged to sit up in bed the greater part of the night: He had much third and loss of appetite; his urine was high coloured, and voided in small quantity, and both his legs and thighs were excessively swelled. In the course of a fortnight, he had great discharges of urine; the swellings had nearly subsided, the appetite be- gan to return, and his breath was relieved. The Ethereal Spirit soon quieted the cough, and procured refreshing sleep. He had but one severe attack after he had recourse to it, and since that, has had no return of his complaint, except in a slight degree after taking cold." This Medicine is sold by FRANCIS NEWBERY, at the only warehouse for Dr James's Powder, No. 45, the east end of St Paul's Church Yard, a few doors from Cheapside, Lon- don, in bottles, price 3s. 6d. each, duty included; and, by his appointment, by HUSBAND, ELDER, and CO. and ES- PLIN and FORBES, in Edinburgh. 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 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 person inclining to take the same, may give in their proposals in writing to Mr Archibald Cochran, at Mussel- burgh, or to Cornelias Elliot, writer to the signet. TO BE SOLD, THE Lands and Barony of ROSEHALL, ly- ing within the parishes of Monkland and Bothwell, and sheriffdom of Lanark. This estate consists of about 1665 English acres, of which 152 are in wood, grasings, and copsewood; the rest arable. The present free rent is only about 820I.; but very consider- able rises will soon take place. Several valuable seams of coal run through the greatest part of the estate, which being at present worked by the proprietor, the produce is not inclu- ded in the above rental. Seams of iron stone also appear in many parts of the lands; and the timber and natural woods are of very great value. The mansion- house, which is newly built, is large and ele- gant, and stands surrounded with beautiful woods on the banks of the Calder, which runs through the estate for above two miles. This estate is remarkably well situated for roads, being bounded on the south by that leading from Edinburgh to Glasgow, thirty- five miles from the former, eight from the latter, and about five miles from Hamilton; and immediately on the north is the turnpike road from Glafgow to Airdrie, & c. Great advantages may likewise be derived from the Monk- land Canal, which is within a quarter of a mile from this estate Apply to Mr Erskine, clerk to the signet. SALE OF LANDS IN PERTHSHIRE. To be SOLD by public roup, within the Old Exchange Cof- feehouse, Edinburgh, upon Wednesday the 4th day of No- vember 1789, between the hoursof six and seven afternoon, THE Lands of INNERNETHY and BALGONIE , and TEiNDS thereof, lying in the parish of Abernethy and shire of Perth. These lands consist of a rich clay soil, and are pleasantly si- tuated on the banks of the Earn. They will be exposed ei- ther in one or two lots, as most agreeable to intending pur- chasers. For particulars apply to Mr James Chalmers, writer in Perth, or David Freer, writer to the signet, Merchant Street, Edinburgh, who has power to conclude a private bargain pre- vious to the day of roup ; and in whose hands are the title- deeds, the articles of roup, and a plan of the grounds. LANDS IN FORFARSHIRE to BE LET. To be LET for such a number of years as shall be agreed or, and entered to at Martinmas next, THE Mains of KEITHOCK, lying within the parish of Brechin, and sheriffdom of Forfar. These lands consist of 168 acres of arable- ground, besides some pas- ture, and will be let either altogether, or in two or three se- parate possessions, as tenants may incline. There is a good mansion- house and offices on the premises fit to accommodate a genteel family, with a large well stocked pigeon house, and good farm houses, with every sort of convenience requisite. The grounds are all inclofed and subdivided, and having been many years in the hands of the late proprietor, are ia the highest order. They are naturally of a good soil, and are situated within one mile of excellent lime. The lands lie within two Engliih miles of the town of Brechin, are in a good sporting country, and a fine fishing river runs closfe by the mansion- house. In short, here a gentleman may be ac- commodated with a genteel and agreeable retreat for his fa mily, or farmers may have a desirable and profitable posses- sion. Proposals in writing may be sent to Robert Haldane, Esq; of Airthry, near Stirling, the proprietor, to Mr John Alison merchant in Dundee, or to Mr Alexander Duncan, writer to the signet, Edinburgh; and such proposals as are desired to be kept secret shall be concealed David Bell, who has the charge of the woods on Keithock, will shew the grounds to be let. I MAHOGANY FOR SALE AT LEITH. To be SOLD by auction, within Messrs. Scott and Thomson's Timber Yard, near the Links, upon Tuesday the 18th curt, at 11 o'clock noon, AQuantity of tbe largest and best HONDU- RAS and JAMAICA MAHOGANY, in logs and planks, to be pot up in lots. Articles of roup and invoice, in - the hands of John Walker merchant, Leith, who will shew ' the mahogany betwixt and day of sale. N. B. This is one of the largest and finest parcels of ma- hogany that has been exposed to sale in this place these number of years. NOTICE TO the Creditors of TH0MAS BURNS, vintner in Dalkeith. The said creditors are requested to meet by themselves, or their doers properly authorised, in John's Coffeehouse, upon Wednesday next tne 19th August current, at two o'clock, when matters of importance to their interests will be laid be- fore them. NOTICE TO the Creditors of Dr FRANCis SwEDiAUR, salt- manufacturer at Port Seaton. That, upon the application of Charles Elliot, factor upon the sequestrated estate of the said Dr Swediaur, the Sheriff of Haddington has appointed Thursday the 20th current, and Thursday of each of the three succeeding weeks, at twelve o'clock noon, in the Court- house at Haddington, for the pur pose of examining the bankrupt and others acquainted with his affairs. Of which this intimation is given, that such of the creditors as chuse may attend the said examinations. To be peremptorily SOLD by public roup, at Dunbar, upon Monday the 31st instant, at three o'clock afternoon, within the house of Baillie John Lorimer, vintner there, THE following SUBJECTS, which lately be- longed to JOSEPH FORREST, Messenger in DUN- BAR— viz. 1. That large DWELLING HOUSE, consisting of two sto- ries, part of the tenement called BLINKBONNY, lying near the Shore of Dunbar, presently possessed by Mrs Dunning and others. 1. Thefe DWELLING HOUSES, part of the said Blink- bonny Tenement, presently possessed by Robert Bruce and o- thers. 3. These HOUSES, also part of the said Blinkbonny Tene- ment, lately occupied by Richard Carrick and others. 4. That large HOUSE at the Shore of Dunbar, lately pos- sessed by Captain Banks, and now by John Downie tailor, and others. 5. That large DWELLING HOUSE, YARD, and Per- tinents, lying upon the East side of the High Street of Dun- bar, presently possessed by the said Joseph Forrest and others. For the encouragement of purchasers, the former upset prices of the foresaid subjects will now be greatly reduced. The articles of roup and title- deeds of the subjeCt are to be seen in the hands of John Tait, town- clerk of Dunbar; to whom, or to John Craw, writer in Haddington, Bailie Robert Johnston and Robert Forrest, bakers in Dunbar, trustees for the creditors of the said Joseph Forrest, intending purchasers may apply for further information. EXTRAORDINARY GRASS. THE SUBSCRIBER has the good fortune to announce to the world a most important discovery in the Vegetable Kingdom. About the id of February 1786, among a variety of other plants, he collected from the woods, and transplant cd into his garden, a small root of Grass, then green, which remained there without particular notice until the winter following. He then observed it was not only still green in an exposed situation, but that it had multiplied exceed- ingly. This was sufficient to engage his further attention ; and, on tasting it, he was pleased beyond expression to find it sweeter than any Gramen he had ever tried. He was now determined not to neglect so valuable an acquisition ; and accordingly, in the spring and summer, he divided and transplanted of the parent- root and seedlings enough to cover a plat in his garden forty feet square. From this he has since collected seed, which has been sown, JS now growing, and will be transplanted in the spring. The plants on the forty feet plat are already subdivided, and now occupy four acres of ground. This species of Grass will probably be found to unite the two genera of Cornucopiae and Alopecurus, it having a unnival- vular corolla, and being without the involucrum of the one, and the beard or arista of the other, but agreeing in other respect equally with both. It bears a long verticillate panicle, aud ripens its seed about the middle of August. It retained its verdure when the mercury in Fahrenheit's ther- mometer in the shade role to 99 J degrees during the month of July last; and it has been not only unaffected this win- ter when Ice has been half an inch thick, and when clover, lucern, cabbages, and other vegetables, have suffered from the weather, but has actually flourished and continued un- remittingly in a growing state. It propagates by root and joint as well as by seed ; it forms a thick swarth ; it is perfectly tender and free from spines, down, or hair j it is always in a verdant state, and ei- ther in the way of pasture or meadow promises to exceed every denomination of Gramen in every climate. After such an eulogium on its qualities, it will undoubt edly be asked, To what has its long obscurity been owing, and how does it happen that it is hitherto so rare ? To these questions the subscriber is enabled, from fact and reason, to give satisfaCtory answers. In this climate, where our winters are short, there is a possibility of cattle surviving the cold season without being fed ; and, for this very pre- carious contingency, we neglect making winter- pastures, though it is certain that, during the mouths of February, March, and April, when cattle might be put in the most thriving condition, they are languishing, aud pining away at best. So much for our own endeavours. And in respect to the Grass, its scarcity is owing to its excellence Cattle, when turned into the woods, deer, rabbits, birds, and all the fera natura, by an instinct in their case preferable to reafon, soon discover the superior sweetness of this plant, however long latent to us, and crop it more frequently in the same degree as it exceeds others ; whisft plants not nu- tritive, or noxious, are unmolested, shoot a head, and keep the better under. This is not only sound argument, but matter of fact. Every person is entitled to tbe reward of his labours. The SUBSCRIBER, though not in necessitous circumstances; thinks he has a just claim on that world he benefits, for his time and application. If he was to part with a small portion of seed, the purchaser might be able to vie with the discoverer in the profits of the sale, and deprive him of his advantages. He therefore proposes, as soon as a sub scription for five hundred quarts is completed, to dispose of the seed at the rate of two guineas per quart. And he now invites subscribers accordingly. One quart of seed is sufficient to sow an acre of ground. It should be sown in the months of March or April : It may he sown with safety in this country as late as anytime in August; and may be transplanted into several acres, at any period of the year, at the distance of nine inches one plant from another ; after which it must be kept clean, when it will be found to require no more attendance than other pastures. It agrees with most soils; but that where- on he cultivates it, is a loam. For the veracity of the above recital, the SUBSCRIBER pledges his word of honour. THO. WALTER. Santee, South Carolina, Dec. 24, 1789. For nineteen months before, J. FRASER, ( joint proprie- tor with Mr Walter, of this valuable Grass), had resided in South- Carolina, for the purpose of forming a botanical collection. During this period, he enjoyed daily oppor tunities of witnessing the properties of this till then un known Grass, yet he was cautious of recommending it to the notice of the public at large, till he had first made a fair trial how far it would thrive in a British soil; the veracity of Mr Walter himself, as Well as his own, being at stake on the occasion. Of that trial the result has far exceeded J. FRAser's ex- pectations, sanguine as they were; and now with truth he can aver, that this most extraordinary Grass, far from be- ing an exotic to which our climate is unpropitious, actually attains a higher degree of perfection here than in its native soil of North- America. These are not mere assertions, Unfounded on facts They have for their basis the support of truth and experience, and can already ( though not till now announced to the world) be attested by many of the most respeCtable characters in the kingdom ; among whom J. FRASER. is proud to mention as his first Patrons, and SUBSCRIBERS, the following Noble- men and Gentlemen, who have not only seen and admired but expressed their pleasure from the taste of it, being so remarkably sweet : It is easily distinguished from other Grass by its colour, which is a fine light pea green. Hudson, C. H. Esq. Hume, Sir Martin Hunter, Dr York Hulse, Col. Jeans, Rev. Thomas— Whitchingham, Nor- wich Jefferson, Thomas, Esq. Ambassador from the United States of A- merica to the Court of France—- Paris Jefferys, Mr Johns, Thomas, Esq. M. P. for Radnor- fiiire 2 2 Lauderdale, Earl Lewisham, Lord Liddell, Sir H. G. Bate. Logan, Mr Luckin, Mr, Lean Mackenzie, F. H. Esq. M. P. Malcolm, Mess. Nur- sery and Seedsmen to their Royal High- nesses the Prince of Wales and Duke of York , Stockwel Com- mon Majendie, Lewis, Hed- ingham Castle, Es- sex Malborough. Duke of Martin, W. B. Esq. Matthews, Mr, Secre- tary to the Society for promoting Agri- culture, Bath. Maxwell, J. Esq. Middleton, N. Esq. Milford, Lord Mitchell, Capt. Royal Navy Mitchell, Mr Seeds- man, Bond- street Moray, Earl a a Moore, Richard, Esq. Hertford street a a Mulgrave, Lord a a Munro, Sir H. K B. a a Mylne, G. Esq. a a Marsham, Hon. C. a a Neal, Mr-- Flintham, Nottinghamshire a 1 North, Lord a a North, Mr Nursery & Seedsman, Lambeth a a Ordoyno, Mess. New- wark- upon Trent 2 a Orme, David— Great St Helen's a a Pagett, Mr— Ibstock, • Leicestershire a a Parkyns T. B. Esq M. P. F. R. S. and F. S. A. Partington, John esq. Secretary to the So- ciety for promoting Agriculture — Man- chester a 1 Partridge, Joseph, Esq Clifford street a a Paulin, , Esq — Chelsea a 2 Pearce, N. Esq. a a Penrhyn, Lord a 1 Pitcairn, Dr— London 2 2 Plumby, Mr a 2 Plymouth, Earl a a Pratt, Mr 2 a Rivers, Lord a a Ross Gen. a 2 Robinson, S, a 2 Reeve, Anna Maria a a Saltoun, Lord ( 1 Bu- shel) 67 4 Sanders, Mr. Nursery and Seedsman, Bris- tol a 2 Sanders, Mr a 2 Sharpe, Horatio Esq a 2 Sheriff, Colonel 2 2 Simpson, J. Esq. a a Skene. George, Esq. M. P. 2 2 Smith, Dr. Great Marl- borough- street 2 2 Steers, Charles, Esq. 1 1 St John, Lord 2 2 Suffield, lord 2 2 Tate, Benj. Esq. — Bur- leigh, Leiceitershire 2 2 Tate, Mr,— ditto 2 a Taylor, Capt. R. a a Telford, Mess Nursery and Seedsmen, York 2 a Toovey, Mr a a Twisden, Sir John, Bart Tynte, J. K. Esq. Trofferd, Le de Mons. Vane, the Hon. Mr — Chelsea a a Vanneck, Sir G. Bart • Vilmorin, Mr— Paris ( 4 Quarts) 8 8 Urquhart, Walter, Esq. 2 2 Winchester, Lord Bi- shop of 22 • Walker, Mr— Wood- thorpe, Lincolnshire 2 2 Warwick, Earl of 2 2 Wemyss, Earl of 4 4 Wentworth, Lord Vis- count 4 4 Wilkes. Joseph, Esq — Measham, Leicester- shire a a Young, Arthur, Esq. F. R. S.— Suffolk 2 2 £. s. Allen, Mr 4 2 Alexander, Mrs 2 Anstruther, Sir J. 2 Argyll, Duke of 2 Athol, Duke of 2 Agace, Daniel, Esq. i • Bakewell, Mr— Dish- ley, Leicestershire 2 Bankes, Sir Joseph, Pr. R. S. 2 Barrington, Lord Vis- count 2 Bathurst, Earl 2 Blake, George, esq.— Langly Place, Herts a Borwall, A. Esq. 2 Breadalbane, Lord 2 Breedon Mr, Ludding- ton, ditto 2 Brooksbank, W. Esq. a Burnet, Mr — Rich- mond, near Dublin 2 a Buckley, Mr, Norman- ton hill, Nottingham shire a a Burdert, Sir R. Bart Cartwright, John, Esq. Nottinghamshire Cave, Sir Tho. Cell, Mr — Paris 2 2 Chandler, Henry, Esq. Upham, Hants Chandos, Duke of Chauntrell, Thomas, Esq.— Islington 2 Clanbrassil Earl of 2 Coffin, Mr William 2 Cooke, G. esq. 2 Conway, Right Hon. Gen. 10 10 Corke, Earl of 2 2 Coventry, Earl of 2 2 Cowdell, Mr — Folbigg Willian, Herts 2 Cox, Daniel, Esq. a Craven, Lord t Crewe, J. Esq. 2 Culley, Mr— Fenton, Northumberland 2 Cunningham, Mr 2 Calvert, J. esq. 2 Campbell, J. C. Esq. 2 Campbell, W. esq. 2 D'Angevilles Monsieur Monsieur le Count, DireCtor- General to his Christan Majesty's Buildings Dashwood, Mrs Dashwood, C. V. Esq. 2 DaVidson, W. Esq. a • Desumet, Mr— Florist and Nurseryman to Monsieur. Master of the Physic Garden, Paris a D'Orleans, Monseig- neur le Duc— Mon- ceau, Paris, ( half a bushel) 33 Douce, T. A. Esq. 2 Drummond, Henry Esq 2 Dudley, Lord Viscount 2 Duff, James, Esq. — Salis- bury street, Strand a Duncombe, H. Esq. 2 Egremont, Earl of Essex, Earl Eddie, Will. N. S. Falmouth, Lord Vis- count Fayette, Marquis de la Paris Ferguson, W. Esq. a 1 Fielding, R. Esq. a 2 Fletcher, General a a Fletcher, P. Lloyd, Esq Gwernhagled, Salop 2 a Ford, Mr J — Nursery and Seedsman, Exe- ter Fordyce, J. Esq. Forsyth Mr — Royal - Gardens, Kensigton Fraser, S. Esq Fraser, Major Fullarton, Col. Berke- ley- square a a Gainsborough, Earl 2 2 Godfrey, Ambrose, Esq. a 2 Gordon, Duke of 2 a Gordon, Mess. and Co. 4 4 Gordon, Sir William, K. B. 2a Graham. T. Esq. Gray, Mr— Nursery & Seedsman, Br0mpton Park Gresley, Rev. Mr C. Grey de Wilton, Lord Grimwood, Mess. Nur- sery, and Seedsmen, Kensington a a Grosvenor, Earl Hague, Mr 2 2 Hairs, Mess and Co.— Seedsmen, St James's street 2 2 Hardwick, Mr 2 2 Harpur, Sir H. Bart. Harrison, Mr, Bromp- ton Hay, Mr, Nursery and Seedsman, Lambeth Healey, Mr— Shoby, Leicestershire Heath, Bayley, Esq— Elsenham, Essex Hopetoun, Earl of Howard, Lord, K. B. • Hoyde, Mr Henry — Aistaby, Lincolnshire The Gentlemen in the above list, to whose names an asterisk is prefixed, have been so obliging as to undertake to receive subscriptions; which are also received by Mess. Coutts and Co. Bankers, Strand; Mr Wenman, Fleet- street; and by the only vender and joint Proprietor, J. FRASER, Paradise- Row, Chelsea, where the grass may be seen growing. It appears from experiments tried in England that it thrives extraordinary well in a poor light soil; and may be sown to advantage as late as July. It must be observed, it does not feed the first year. It is to be had of no other per- son whatever but of J. Fraser as above. Living plants, as well as seed and specimens, Which sur- viVed the late hard winter, both in England and America, have lately been examined by many of the first botanists in this country, who have declared it to be a non descript. Many gentlemen have expressed their astonishment that this new plant should survive the summer scorching heat of Carolina, and our severe winter not affect it ; and have asked J. Fraser for an explanation of that point. He is happy it is now in his power to give, in the most satisfac- tory and unequivocal manner, a full explanation of that ex- traordinary matter to any gentleman, the most scrupulous enquirer, who Will do him the honour to call at his house for that purpose. Much more might be added, but he trusts his list of truly respeCtable Subscribers is fully sufficient to recommed it It is the usual method of sowing small seed to mix it ei- ther with saw dust or malt- dust, but J Fraser recommeds a quart of this seed to be well mixed with a bushel of dry light peat earth. SUBJECTS IN ALLOA TO BE SOLD. To be SOLD by public roup, within the house of Mrs Haig, vintner in Alloa, upon Tuesday the 15th day of Septem- ber next, at twelve o'clock mid- day, ALL and WHOLE that PIECE OF GROUND, extend- ing to about sixteen falls or thereby, lying upon the east side of the street or coalgate, leading to the coal bridge of Alloa, being part of that croft of ground, called the CA- PON CROFT; together with the Piece of Ground lying im- mediately upon the east side thereof; and Dwelling Houses, Malt- Barn, Kiln, and other buildings ereCted thereon, as presently possessed by Thomas Primrose, maltster in Alloa, and his tenants, all lying within the barony of Alloa, parish thereof, and shire of Clackmannan. The houses, malt- barn, and other buildings, are substan- tial, well- finished, and in good order, having been lately built, and very proper for a maltster or brewer. The articles of roup, and progress of writs, are to be seen in the hands of Provost Jaffray, in Stirling, or James Hen- derson, writer in Falkirk, who will inform as to other parti- culars. BY ADJOURNMENT. LANDS FOR SALE, In the county of Forfar, and vicinity of Dundee. On Friday the 25 th September 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 ArableLand, - 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 wiil have the pri- vilege of gathering dung within the town of Dundee fur 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. DAY OF SALE OF ALMERICLOSS ALTERED. To be SOLD by public roup, within the house of William Field- ing, vintner in Arbroath, upon Tuesday the 3 th OCtober 1789, at twelve o'clock noon, THE House, Offices, and Gardens of AL- MERICLOSS, with about eighteen acres of ground, either in one or more lots, as purchasers shall incline.— Also the Superiority of the whole lands of Almericloss, amounting to a freehold qualification within the county of Forfar. Mess. John Colvil and Colin Bruce, writers in Arbroath, will show the articles of roup, and inform as to farther par- ticulars; and persons inclining to purchase by private bargain betwixt and the day of sale may apply to James Burness, wri- ter in Montrose, or Robert Playfair, writer in Edinburgh, either of whom has power to sell. To be SOLD by public roup, within the house of James Stewart, vintner in Auchterarder, upon Thursday the 27th day of August curt, at la o'clock noon, THE Farms of BLACKHILL, POTTHILL, and KIRKLAND, lying within a mile of Auchterar- der, and upon the side of the great road leading from Perth to Stirling, being part of the lands of Damside, each farm to be exposed either in whole, or in the following lots, viz. LOT I.— The WEST SIDE of BLACKILL, measuring a- bout I a acres 1 rood and 24 falls. Lot II.— The EAST SIDE, measuring about 14 acres and 24 falls. LOT III.— Twenty- eight acres 3 roods and 9 falls of POT- HILL. LOT IV.— Fifteen acres 2 roods and 17 falls of POTHILL. Lot V.— Twelve acres 3 roods and 25 falls of POTHILL. LOT VI.— Sixteen acres 2 roods and 22 falls of KIRK- LAND. Lot VII.— Twenty- four acres 3 roods and 36 falls of KIKLAND. lOT VIII.— Seventeen acres 2 roods and 20 falls of KIRK- LAND. For further particulars apply to Patrick Duncan, jun. wri- ter ill Perth. William Fenton, at Wellstrand, in the neigh bourhood, will show the lands. N. B. If the aforesaid lands are not Sold they will be SET in tack, either in whole or separately, for such a number of years as shall be agreed on— To be entered to at Martinmas next. A FARM TO LET. To be LET, THE Farm of BLACKFORD, one mile south Edinburgh, and entered to at Martinmas first. Pro- posals to be given in in writing at the farm house of Black- ford, between and the 21st current. ALSO to be SOLD, by public roup, on Friday the 21st in- stant, the WHOLE STOCK of Horses, Cows, Sheep, and la- bouring Utensils upon the faid farm. Likewise the WHOLE CROP, consisting of Wheat, Barley, Oats, Pease, and Po- tatoes, with between four and 5000 stones of Old and New Hay. Also a large quantity of Dung, in different dunghills, lying upon the farm. The roup to begin at ten o'clock forenoon. ESTATE In the County of Mid- Lothian,— for Sale. To be SOLD by Private Bargain, THE Lands, Barony, and Estate of LENHOUSE, com- prehending, as parts thereof, the two extensive store farms of CROSSWOODBURN and CAMELTY, all lying contiguous in the parishes of Mid- Calder and West Calder, and within sixteen measured miles of Edinburgh. ' The estate contains in whole above l<) 00 Scots acres, 630 whereof are arable, and all inclosed, and of which 64 acres are planted with oak, ash, elm, fir, planetree, & c. & c. the greatest part from 5o to 60, the rest from 12 to 20 years old, and all in the most thriving condition. The present rent of the estate is only 4301. 5 s. Sterling, but as the whole is at present very low set, and some of the arable farms are out of lease, and the greater part thereof will be so at Martinmas 1791- 2 and 1793, and that tbe whole is capable of great improvement, there must soon be a very considerable rise of rent.— The store farms too, ( the most ex- tensive of which, containing above 1500 Scots acres, will be out of lease 1796,) are esteemed most remarkable good sheep walks, and must rise greatly in rent. They are well stocked with game, and the turnpike road from Edinburgh to Carn- wath, & c. runs through them. There is a good Manfion- house on the estate, pleasantly si- tuated on the water of Lenhouse, near a beautiful fall, fur- rounded with thriving plantations of wood. There are also suitable offices, pigeon- house, & c. There is a decreet of valuation of the tythes in 1647, con- firmed by the commission of teinds in 1743. There is also a right from the patron to the tythes, at least of most of the lands. The parish burdens, stipend, and school- salary, are about 16 1. Sterling yearly. William Purdie, mason at Lenhouse, will show the estate and its boundaries. The title- deeds, and a particular rental and measurement of the lands, are in the hands of James Kettle, writer, Edinburgh. Intended purchasers may apply to the proprietor, James Calderwood Durham, Esq; at Polton- house, to the said James Kettle, or to William Smith, the factor at Polton. SALE OF LANDS IN THE SHIRES or PERTH AND KINROSS— AND or HOUSES IN DUNFERMLINE. To be SOLD by public roup, within the house of John Wilson. vintner in Dunfermline, upon Thursday the 24th day of September 1789, at four o'clock afternoon, tHE SUBJECTS which belonged to JAMES BEVERIDGE, Writer in Dunfermline, lately deceased; in the following lots— LOT I. The Town and Lands of PITFARR, in the parish of Fossaway, and south east corner of the shire of Perth, con- taining near 300 Scots acres, and situated within four miles of Kinross, five miles of Dunfermline, and five miles of Alloa. The lands hold of the Crown, and are within a mile of coal and limestone. Francis Henderson, the tenant, will shew these lands. II. Four Eight Parts of the Town and Lands of KILDUFF. in the united parilhes of Fossaway and Tillibole, and shire of Kinross, situated within two miles of coal and limestone, three miles west from Kinross, and hold of Sir Henry Moncrieff Wellwood of Tillibole for payment of a small feu- duty. John Beveridge at Kilduff will shew these lands. III. that large and commodious HOUSE, with the GAR- DUN adjoining, situated in the Kirkgate of Dunfermline, some time possessed by Mrs Walker, now deceased, as an INN and last by the said James Beveridge and his tenants, contain- ing ten fire rooms, besides large cellars and stables. iv. That HOUSE of three stories, with back court and of- fices adjoining, situated in the Maygate of Dunfermline, con. taining a large fore and back shop, and twelve other fire rooms, as lately possessed by Mrs Crawford, now deceased, and Mr Eckford merchant. This house has got a new roof and other repairs, at a considerable expence, within these two years. V. That LARGE HOUSE of three stories, containing shop and seven rooms, with the cellars adjoining, situated on the north side of the High Street, a little east of the Tron of Dunfermline, as lately possessed by John Reid merchant, now deceased, and last by Richard Burn and James Beveridge, merchants. For further particulars apply to Mr Robert Scotland mer- chant in Dunfermline, or George Tod, writer in Ediburgh. 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 Fixchlnge Coffeehouse, in Edinburgh, upon Wednesday the 19th of Au- gust 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 74O 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 310 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 hy private bargain. DUMBARTONSHIRE. To be SOLD by public roup, in the Exchange Coffeehouse, E- dinburgh, upon Wednefday the 25th day of November 1789, betwixt the hours of five and six afternoon, either to- gether or in the following LOTS— FIRST, The Lands of MiDDLE & WESTER CATTER, ' with the Mill and Mill Lands of CATTER, in the pa- rish of Kilmaronock and shire of Dumbarton, and within two miles of Lochlomond, of which there is a most extensive view from the house. The free rent of this lot is about 270I. Sterl. There is a good house upon the lands, built in the modern stile, consisting of nine fire rooms, besides, kitchen, cellars, and garrets, and there are substantial office houses adjoining. There is also a very good orchard, well stocked with fruit trees of the best kinds in this country, and the house is plea- santly situated on the banks of the water of Endrick, at the junction of three great roads leading to Glasgow, Dumbarton, and Stirling. The property lands are all inclosed and subdivided, a great part of them are at present out of tack, and the tacks of the remainder are nearly expired. There is a considerable quantity of fine planting near the- house, and there is also some natural wood, part of which is ready to be cut. LOT II The PROPERTY of Part of the I. ands of BOR- LAND, in the same parish, and the SUPERIORITY of the Whole, and affording a freehold in Dumbartonshire, the rents and feu- duties amounting to about 116I. Sterling yearly. For further particulars apply to Mr Buchanan, the proprie- tor, at Catter, by Glasgow— Mr Ferrier, writer to the signet, Edinburgh— or John Leckie, writer in Glasgow. SALE OF LANDS IN GALLOWAY. THE Estate of KELTON, in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, is to be exposed to sale, by public roup, within the King's Arms Inn at Dumfries, on Wed- nesday the 23d day of September 1789, betwixt the hours of five and six in the afternoon. It contains about 836 acres • of rich arable and meadow land, finely situated in a popu- lous and improved part of the country The present rental is only ahout 538I. but, as some of the leases soon expire, a considerable rise may be expected. The mansion house, offices, and garden, are in good order, ( and may, with some parks, be entered to on a year's notice to the present possessor. The farm houses are mostly new and slated, as are the corn, barley, and flax mills, which are well employed. The river Dee skirts one part of the estate, in which there is a right to fish ; and the canal from Carlingwark Loch skirts another, in which loch there is plenty of marle to be had at a moderate price. The great military road passes through the lands. The Island and an- cient Castle of Threave are a part, of the property, as well as the great fair called Kelton Hill. Weekly cattle markets are held in winter at the seat of the fair, which are much frequented. Few subjects have of late years been offered to sale more desireable to a purchaser, or with so many real advantages. The title deeds, which are clear, with the articles of roup, are to be seen in the hands of Hugh Currie, writer to the signet; and copies are lodged with Commissary Goldie at Dumfries, and Provost Buchanan at Kirkcudbright. Any who intend to view the lands may apply to Mr Pe- ter Gordon at Kelton Lodge, near Carlingwark. EDINBURGH: Printed by DAVID RAMSAY, OLD FISH- MARKET CLOSE, where Advertisements, Orders for the Paper, & c. are taken in. published every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday Price, a single Paper, 3 \ d.— z/. 6s. yearly when called for— 21. ( js. delivered in Edinburgh or Leith— and 2/. i4r. sent by Post.
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