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Date of Article: 29/08/1789
Printer / Publisher: David Ramsay 
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• The Edinburgh N° 11,121.] SATURDAY., AUGUST 29. 1789. [ PRICE 3 yd. NOTICE TO MARINERS. Bv Order of the COMMISSIONERS appointed by act of Par- liament for erecting FOUR LIGHT HOUSES on the Northern parts of Great Britain— NOTICE is hereby gi- ven, THAT FOUR LIGHT HoUSES, with Lamps and Reflectors, arc now erected. I.— ONE ON KINNAIRD's CASTLE, at Kinraird's Head, near Frasersburgh, lat. 5yd. 42m. and long, west of London I d. 20 m. Cairnbulg from the Light- house bearing S. E. and Troup Point W. N. W. Thc Lantern is 120 feet above the Sea at high water, and will be seen from S. E. from W. N. W. and intermediate points of the compass north of these two points. II.— ONE ON THE MULL or KINTYRE, . above the Rocks called the Merchants, lat. 55 d. 22m. and west long. 5 d. 22 m. the Sound of Isla from the Light- house, bearing N. by E. and distant 27 miles; the south end of Isla N. N. W, distant 25 miles; the north end of Rathlin Island N. W. by W. one- half W.; the Maiden Rocks S. by W. one- half W. distant 14 miles; and Copland- light S. by W. one- half W. distant 31 miles. The Lantern is 235 feet above the Sea at high water, and will be seen from N. N. E. one- 4th E. from S. by W. one- sourth W. and intermediate points of the compass north of these points. HI.— ONE ON NORTH RONALDSAY in ORKNEY, lat. jod. 40m. and weft long. 2 d. 15 m. Bearings from the Light- house as follows— Moulhead, in Papa Westra, W. N. W. one- fourth N. distant about 15 miles; east end of Reef- ., dyke S. by W.; the west end of Reefdyke S. W. by S. the middle distant about 2^ miles; the Start Point, in the Island of Sanda, S. S. W. distant about six miles; south end of the Fair Isle E.; north end of ditto E. one- south N. and distant about 25 miles. The Lantern is 80 feet above the Sea at high water, and will be seen from W. N. W. one fourth N.; from S. W. by W. one- half W. and intermediate points of the compass south, east, and north of these points; in all which directions the the Reflectors have effect ; but a faint light will be seen from the Lamps, unaided by the Reflectors, further west than the said two points. IV.— ONE ON the POINT of SCALPA, on the Isle of Glass, lat. 58 d. and longitude west of Lon- don near 7 d. Bearings from the Light- houses as follows— Ru- Usheness E. N. E. one- half E. distant 8 miles; north end of Schant Isles E. one- half S.; south end of ditto E. by S. one- f half S. distant II miles; Skermoe Rock S. E. one- half S. di- stant 3 miles; Shergraidish Rock S. S. E. one- fourth E. di- stant 12 miles; Point of Troternish S. S. E. one- fourth E. di- stant 16 miles; Point of Vaternish S. S. W. one- fourth W. distant 19 miles; Dunvegan Head S. W. one- half S. distant 26 miles; Point of Roudil W. by S. distant 16 miles. The Lantern is 80 feet above the Sea, and will be seen from E. N. E. one- half E.; from W. by S. and intermediate points of the compass south of these two points. N. B. The Bearings were all taken by thc compass, and also the Points seen upon the respective Light- houses; therefore the . Bearings of the Light- houses from a ship may be in all tbe op- posite points of the compass to those before specified. The two first mentioned Lanterns have been lighted for some time past, and the other two wiil be lighted from and after the 10th of October next. UMBRELLAS, FYFE'S Ware Room, a very Large and Ele- gant Assortment, at the head of North Bridge Street, E- dinburgh. He makes and sells Portable, Pocket, Patent, Silk, lawn, and Linen UM- BRELLAS of all sorts, wholesale and retail. He is the first and principal maker in Scotland, and, from long experience, has a superior knowledge in the branch to any in the country; and, not de- pending on that alone, he has always on hand a very elegant assortment from all the most reputable makers in Eng- land, so that Umbrellas of every des- cription may be had of him, perhaps superior to any one shop in England, who are confined wholly to those of their own manufacture. Wax Cloth Coach Seat Covers. Rain- proof Fishing and Hunting Jackcts. Ditto Riding Aprons, and Trot- Cosies. Oiled Silk, & c. BATHING CAPS of all sorts, and best qualities. Very fine Silk ditto, 3s. 6d. Ditto, do. Lawn, is. 4d. An allowance on all the above articles to merchants. N. B. A considerable abatement on the price of repairing Umbrellas to those who usually favour him with their em- ployment. TEA, CHINA, AND STAFFORDSHIRE WAREHOUSE, TRONGATE, GLASGOW, ( Late the English Haberdashery Warehouse) BENJAMIN SWORD AND co. have just received from the last East India sales, a considerable addi- tion to their stock of TEA and chi- NA, which they continue to sell, wholesale and retail on the most rea- sonable terms. They offer unfeigned thanks to the public for the countenance they have already received, and beg leave to assure them, it will be their unre- mitting study to merit a continuance. It is with singular pleasure they have found their teas give such universal satisfaction— The public may be assured the same attention and care in the choice of their teas, which has been the means of giving them such a decided superiority will still be exerted to' maintain it; and they pledge themselves that no teas but what are genuine and unmixed, will ever be offered for sale by them. The China, consisting of complete tea and table services, cups and saucers, punch bowls, mugs, ornaments, & c.& c. are all of the newest taste, and will be sold lower than any where else in this kingdom. They have also recieved a large affortment 0f elegant Der- byshire petrefaction & alabaster chimney ornaments, grottos, deception fruit, and other toys. Amongst a complete assortment of best Staffordshire ware, they have a great variety of handsome black Egyptian tea- pots, ( commonly called Wedgwood's ware) with sugar boxes and milk pots to suit. Elegant tea and coffee pots in Britannia metal, ( or argent moulu) a new composition, not to be distinguished from silver; also tea and coffee urns, castors, salts, mugs, candlesticks, & c. of the same metal. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. To be SOLD by AUCTION, by WILLIAM BRUCE, on Tuesday the first of September next, in a lodging in BESS WYND, back of the Tolbooth, Edinburgh, A Genteel Assortment of Household Furni- ture, all in good order, and as good as new, viz. mount- ed beds, feather beds, blankets, carpets, bed and table linen; mahogany joining and other tables; bureaus, drawers, dining room and bed room chairs; silver plate, an eight day clock GENERAL SURVEYOR'S OFFICE, Ann. 29. 17894 by an Act of the 29th of the King, entitled, " An Act for granting to his Majesty several Additional Duties upon HORSES, and CARRIAGES with Four Wheels, and for explaining and amending an Act passed in the 25th year of his present Majesty, as far as relates to certain Car- riages with Two or Three Wheels therein mentioned," it is amongst other things therein enacted, chap. 49, sect. r8.— And whereas, by the before- mentioned act of the 25th of his present Majesty, & c. to the end of sect. 19. It has been thought proper to publish the foregoing Hairy- water Clauses of the statute, that none mqy have room to plead igno- rance— because the strictest attention will be paid to the re- turns of Servants, Horses, and Carriages, and where they are found short of the establishment of the family, the penalties will be assessed and levied with the utmost rigour. GEO. INNES, Assist. S. G. ADVOCATES LIBRARY. THE Curators having been informed, that the late Call for returning the Books borrowed from the Li- brary hath not been attended with due success— they have ordered advertisements to be published in the Edinburgh newspapers, requesting those Gentlemen whom it may con- cern to RETURN to the LIBRARY, on or before the 12th November next, ALL THE BOOKS taken out by them any time previous to the 12th November 1788. ALEXANDER BROWN, Librarian. Sheriff Clerks Office, Selkirk, August 27. 1789. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT the Michaelmas Head Court for the shire of Selkirk will be held at SELKIRK upon Thurs- day the first day of October next, and that an objection was lodged in my hands upon the 29th day of July last, against Sir James Pringle of Stitchell, Bart. JOHN LANG, Clk. COUNTY OF HADDINGTON. THE Sheriff- Clerk of the County of Hadding- ton hereby gives notice to the Freeholders thereof, that their MICHAELMAS HEAD COURT for this year falls to be held upon Tuesday the 6th day of October next; and that CLAIMS have been lodged in due time with the said Sheriff- Clerk for inrolling the Gentlemen after- named— viz. 1. James Hay, Esq. younger of Hopes, 2. Andrew M'Dowall, Esq. younger of Logan, 3. Capt. James Dalrymple at North Berwick, 4. John Anderson, Esq. of Windygoull, 5. Edward Hay, Esq. of Newhall, 6. Patrick Rigg, Esq. of Downfield and Morton— and 7. The Hon. Charles Hope of Waughton. SALE OF HABERDASHERY GOODS AT PRIME COST. THE Whole Stock in Trade lately belong- ing to WILLIAM COWAN, will begin to be SOLD off at prime cost at the Ware- house CARRUBERS CLOSE, on Monday the 31st current, and continue till all is sold off, as it is found necessary, in order to settle the affairs, to dis- pose of the present stock, and the business will afterwards be commenced in another firm. The Goods consist of Muslins, Stockings, printed Cottons, Silk Handkerchiefs, and a Variety of other Articles in excel- lent Condition, of which great Bargains may be expected. GAME. COUNTY OF EDINBURGH. THE Noblemen and Gentlemen of the AS- SOCIATION for the preservation of the Game and prosecution of Poachers, within this county, viz. The Duke of Buccleugh, The Marquis of Lothian, The Earl of Dalhouse, The Earl of Lauderdale, The Earl of Wemyss, Lord Maitland, Lord Somerville, Lord Henderland, Sir Archibald Hope of Craighall, Bart. Sir Wm. Aug. Cunninghame of Livingstone, Bart. Sir John Clerk of Pennycuick, Bart. Sir John Inglis of Cramond, Bark Sir Alexander Gilmour of Craigmillar, Bart. Henry Dundas, Esq. of Melville, Robert Dundas, Esq. Solicitor General, Robert Hepburn, Esq. of Clerkington, William Ramsay, Esq. of Barnton, Thomas Trotter, Esq. of Mortonhall, John Wauchope, Esq. of Edmonstone, Andrew Wauchope, Esq. of Niddry, Walter Brown, Esq. of Currie, James Dewar, Esq. of Vogrie, James Rochead, Esq. of Inverleith, John Scott, Esq. of Maleny, John Christie, Esq. of Baberton, Samuel Mitchelson, Esq. of Clermistone, Colonel Dalrymple of Fordale, Charles Watson, Esq. of Saughton, William Davidson, Esq. of Muirhouse, John Davie, Esq. of Gavieside, Alexander Keith, Esq. of Ravelston Gilbert Innes, Esq. of Stow, Major Ramsay of Whitehill, Robert Baird, Esq. of Newbyth, James Gillespie, Esq. of Spylaw, Dr Alexander Monro of Craiglockhart, James Newbigging, esq of Whitehouse, John Inglis, Esq. of Redhall, George Smeiton, Esq. of Belmount, Robert Trotter, Esq. of Castlelaw, Wm. Cha. Little, Esq. of Libberton— and Thomas Craig, Esq. of Riccarton, having considered that several unqualified persons, by taking out stamped certificates to kill game, have, under that pre- tence, hunted on different grounds, without the permission of the proprietors— The Associatlon therefore impower Wil- liam Scott, procurator- fiscal of this county, to prosecute all such persons who have so trespassed in time past, or who may do it in time coming. AND WHEREAS an improper use has been made of in- dulgencies given by the Members of this Association to un- qualified persons and others to hunt on their grounds— these are therefore intimating, that all indulgencies, whether ver- bal or in writing, granted previous hereto, are hereby recal- led ; and that, if any person whatever shall presume in time coming to hunt on their grounds, without first applying for and obtaining an order in writing from the proprietor, every person so transgressing will be prosecuted according to law. AS ALSO, the said Association, considering that the steal- ing of dogs of sport has been very frequent of late, and that sundry persons are in the practice of shooting or otherwise de- stroying pigeons— it is therefore resolved, that all transgres- sors in either of these particulars shall likewise be prosecuted with the utmost rigour of law, at the expence of the Asso- ciation. Whoever will give such information to the procurator- fis- cal as shall lead to a discovery of offenders in the premises, shall receive from him a reward of TWO GUINEAS, upon conviction of each offender, and the informer's name, if re- quired, shall be concealed. N. B. The sums which have been contributed by those who have or may join this Association, are not to be consider- ed as an annual assessment; and no new subscription will be required until the sums subscribed are exhausted 0n necessary charges attending the prosecution of delinquents, & c; of NOTICE. THE EARL of HopeTON and the ViscouNT of STORMONT, conceiving themselves and the coun- try to be injured, by certain resolutions of two general meet- ings of the trustees, on the turnpike road leading from Grait- ney to Dumfries, and from thence by Sanquhar, to thc con- fines of the county of Ayr, held at Dumfries on thc 1st and 19th days of July last, respecting the application of thc tolls to be levied on said lines of road, and the division of the same into districts, agreeably to the powers vested in the trustees by act of Parliament; and having signified their inclination to sundry of the trustees, of having a general meeting called for the special purpose of reconsidering and altering the said resolutions— the " following trustees, viz. Sir William Max- Well of Sprinkell, Bart.— Charles Sharp of Hoddom— John Murray of Murraythwaite— William Stewart, Chamberlain to the Marquis of Annandale— and William Henderson, younger of Cleugheads, met at Ecclesechan the 24th day of August current— do therefore, in pursuance of the said act, give this notification. That a GENERAL MEETING of the said trustees is to be held for the special purpose aforesaid, within the court house of Dumfries, upon thursday the first day of October next, at twelve o'clock noon; and they ap- point this, notification and advertisement to be signed by Sir William Maxwell, their Preses, and to be twice published in the Dumfries and one of the Edinburgh newspapers, thirty days before the said General Meeting, in terms of the said act of Parliament. WM. MAXWELL, Preses. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, Within theWarehouse of WiLLIAM SIBBALD AND CO. Merchants, LEITH, on Tuesday the 1st Sep- tember, at 12 o'clock noon, 20 Hdds. Scale Sugar, 100 Puncheons Jamaica Rum, 100 Hdds. Old Do. Do. 19 Barrels Coffee, 5 Bags Cotton, 2 Casks Indigo, 17 Kegs Gum Guaicum, 14 Tons of Logwood, Imported in the Polly, Andrew Mason master, from King- fton, Jamaica, and now discharging at the Shore of Leith. W. S. AND CO. have for SALE, A Parcel of MAHOGANY— also a Quantity of COCOA WOOD for Turners. BY ORDER OF THE HONOURABLE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CUSTOMS. To be exposed to public SALE, in the Customhouses of the PORTS, and upon the respective days after mentioned, at twelve o'clock noon, THE following GOODS, which have been con- demned in his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. AUGUST. GLASGOW, Monday 31st— 9 gallons Aquavitae, I in 8 un- der hydrometer proof; a parcel of Deals, and the Sloop Betty, With her Tackle, Furniture, and Float Boat, to be sold entire. SEPTEMBER. PORT- GLASGOW, Tuesday ill— Foreign Spirits, viz. 10 gallons Rum, below the strength of I in 6 under hydro- meter proof, 46 gallons Rum and 4 gallons Brandy not be- low the strength of 1 in 6 under hydrometer proof. Other Articles— 2- jths gallons Madeira, and gallons French Wine ( in bottles), 461b. Coffee Berries, and 29 cwt. Irish Oatmeal. CAMPBELTOWN, Wednesday 2d— Foreign Spirits, viz. 20 gallons Brandy, 50 gallons Geneva, and 7 gallons Rum, not below the strength of 1 in 6 under hydrometer proof. British Spirits— 7 gallons Geneva, and 6 gallons Aquavitae;, I in 6 under hydrometer proof. 2381b, Irish hard Soap. AYR, Wednesday 2d— Foreign Spirits, viz. 357 gallons Ge- neva below the strength of I in 6 under hydrometer proof, 1260 gallons Brandy, and r7i gallons Rum, not below the strength of 1 in 6 under hydrometer proof. Other articles— 16 gallons Portugal Wine. ABERDEEN, Thursday 3d— 23 gallons foreign Rum, be- low the strength of I in 6 under hydrometer proof. OCTOBER. LERWICK, Thursday 1st— 39^ bushels foreign Salt, 14 Salt Barrels. N. B. Purchasers will take notice, that, by the act of the 26th Geo. III. cap. 73. § 31. it is amongst other things enacted. That no distiller or distillers, maker or makers, rectifier or rectifiers, compounder or compounders of spirits, or any dealer or dealers in spirits, shall sell, or send out any foreign spirits of a lower degree of strength than that of one in six under hydrometer proof, nor have in his, her, or their custody or possession, any quantity of Foreign Spirits, or British and Foregn Spirits mixed together, ( except Shrub, Cherry or Raspberry Brandy) of a lower degree of strength than as aforesaid, upon pain of all such spirits being forfeited and lost, together with the packages containing the same. And, by the 34th § of the same statute, it is enacted. . That if any British restified Spirits, or any mixture of British Spirits with Foreign Spirits, shall be found in the custody of any dealer or dealers in spirits, not being a rectifier or com- pounder of British Spirits, exceeding thc strength of I in 8 under hydrometer proof, the same together with the casks and vessels containing the same, shall be forfeited and lost. Purchasers will also take notice, that 25 per cent, of the purchase money is to be deposited, and the same to be forfeited, unless the goods are taken away within the time to be limited by the conditions of sale. DALSERF HOUSE, & c. TO BE SOLD, OR AN ESTATE IN THE PARISH OF CARSTAIRS. To BE SOLD, THOSE Parts of the Estate of DALSERF lying on the east side of Dalserf Burn, as formerly advertised, but on account of a rise in the rental, & c. a higher value will be put on this subject. The fruit sold last year at 104I. 10s. and have sold this year at One Hundred and Thirty- two Pounds Sterling, which, with fruits reserved, would have amounted to I40I. most part of which was for the plumbs growing on the hedge- dykes round the cotters yards. The whole fruit would have sold for above 200I. had not the present season been late, and the fruit merchants afraid of an early frost hurting the plumbs.— Either the above estate or the under- mentioned will be sold, but not both estates, viz. the Lands of HENENHEAD, HILL of MOSSPLAT, PARKHEAD, & WESTERTONS— also NEWMAINS, FALLHILLS, & EASTFIELD all lying in the parish of Carstairs and shire of Lanark, consisting of above 800 Scots acres. Part of these lands are let to substantial te- nants, who can all pay their rents by grasing. The Henen- head Hill, Parkhead, and Westerton, containing above 500 Scots acres, have been long in the proprietor's possession, and much improved. In these farms there are above 300 acres of old croft land, the whole a rich soil, producing naturally exceeding fine grass. Very high offers have been made for a tack of these lands, upon condition of inclosing them in parks for fattening of cattle, which the proprietor is at present do- ing, and will be all ready by April next. By the offers already made, the free rent of this estate will exceed 400I. yearly, when let for grasing allenarly, which is always a certain rent, and where 110 loss can be sustained by late crops and bad seasons. These lands all hold of the Crown, and the purchaser can be accommodated with as much SUPERIORITY upon a Farm adjoining as will complete a Freehold Qualification. This estate lies near the Cleugh Iron Works, much about the same distance from Edinburgh as from Glasgow, and a turnpike road leading to both places within less than a mile of this estate. Apply to Samuel Mitchelson, Esq.— Mr Joseph Cauvin, writer to the signet, Edinburgh— or Messrs John Boyes, se- nior and junior, Hamilton. William Groset, tenant in New- mains, will shew the lands and boundaries. THE LONDON GAZETTE, AUG. 25. Carlton- House, Aug. 22. THE Prince of Wales has been pleased to appoint the Ea Clermont, of the kingdom, Ireland, to be one of his Royal Highness's Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. Dublin Castle, Aug. 19. Letters patent have been passed under the Great Seal of Ireland, granting unto the Hon. Joseph Hewitt the office and place of his Majesty's Second Serjeant at Law in this kingdom. Letters patent have also been passed, granting Unto Henry Duquery, Esq. the office and place of his Majesty's Third Serjeant at Law in this kingdom. War- Office, Dublin Castle, Aug. 19. Letters patent have been passed under the Great Seal of this kingdom, granting unto the Right Ho- nourable Henry Lawes Earl of Caihampton, the office and place of Lieutenant General of his Ma- jelly's Ordnance in this kingdom. Commissions signed by his Majesty for the Army in Ireland. Commission, dated July 31. 1788. 13th Regiment of Foot.— Mr Stewart Bruce to be Ensign, vice Findlay, promoted. Commission, dated Sept. 30. 1788. 8th Regiment of Dragoons.— Lord Viscount Conyngham, from the 3d Foot Guards, to be Lieutenant, vice Saunders, re- signed. Commission, dated March 14. 1789. 43d Regiment of Foot.— Lieut. Francis Coffin to be Cap- tain- Lieutenant, vice Dennis, promoted. Commission, dated May 3r. 1789. 56th Regiment of Foot.— Mr James Mack to be Surgeon, vice Chisholme, deceased. No bankrupts. LLOYD'S MARINE LIST, AUG. 25. THE Contractor, Bartlet, from China, was spoke in the Straits of Sunda. The Solebay man of war, from Antigua, and Europe and Expedition ditto, from Jamaica, arrived at Portsmouth the 23d inst. The Solebay man of war, arrived at Portsmouth, spoke the Severn, Welsh, from Barbadoes to London, off Bermuda, out ten days, all well. Capt. Fitch, of the Spy, from Africa, on the 6th inst. spoke the Minerva, Carr, from Bremen to New York, lat. 41-;. 9. N. long. 23. W.— On the 10th, spoke the Britannia, of Greenock, for Virginia, lat. 48. 51. N. long. 18. W.— On the 18th, spoke the Grange, Roberts, from Liverpool to Phi- ladelphia, lat. 50. 29. N. long. II. W. Capt. Cardin, of the Ann, from Africa, on the 5th July, lat. 19. 30. N. long 22. 12. W. spoke thc Madam Pookata. Brown, from Liverpool to Angola, all well.— On the 3d inst. lat. 46, 45. N. long. 31. W. spoke the Hawke, Paul, from Bilboa to Newfoundland, out 22 days, all well. The Supply, Merriton, from Barbadoes, on the 7th inst. lat. 45- 37- long. 33. 24. W. spoke the Halifax Packet, for Halifax, out 25 days, all well on the nth, lat. 47. 28. long. 26. 42. W. spoke thc Maria, , from Falmouth for Que- bec, out 13 days, all well;— and 011 the 19th, lat. 49. 6.. long, 15. 7. spoke the Nancy, Creid, from Norway to Nice, out three weeks, all well. Winds at Deal— Aug. 21. N. E. 22. and 23. N. N E." 24. W. S. W. Yesterday arrived the mails from Lisbon, New York, and the Leeward Islands. This day— Holland, France, and Flanders due. LONDON, AUGUST 26. FRANCE. Though the tranquillity of Paris seems pretty well restored, yet its situation at this moment, through the violence of the popular ferment, is still so alarming, that it is not deemed safe for any per- son, who is in the least degree suspected to be ini- mical to the cause of the people, to remain in the capital. In consequence of this, numbers are every day emigrating, and the packets from Dieppe and and Calais are perpetually crouded with French passengers. In the country the tumults still continue nearly as great as ever, and with as much violence, the mob still amusing themselves with burning the gentlemens seats, & c. In Dauphine a band of robbers are ravaging the country, amounting, as is said, to more than 15,000 in number. In Alsace so many skirmifhes have happened be- tween the Bourgeois and the soldiery, that the Commanding Officer has been obliged to withdraw the troops there to the frontiers of Germany. These repeated disturbances have produced an or- donnance from the King, by which the troops are enjoined to assist the national militia and mare- chaussee, whenever called upon by the civil of- ficers, & c. Another circumstance unfavourable to the re- establishment of good order and tranquillity is, that the resolutions of the National Assembly for abolishing particular privileges do not meet with the same approbation in the country as they did in the capital. Private property is so greatly af- fected by them, that it is feared the enforcing of these resolutions may be attended with very serious consequences. Even the capital itself, a very few days ago, was on the point of being plunged into fresh dis- order. A quarrel had arisen between the French guards and the regiment de Vingtimille, which was on the point of being decided by blows, but by the timely interference of the Marquis de la Fayette, was happily prevented. Another tumult then arose among the journeymen tailors, who, on a dispute between them and the masters, had got together to the number of about 7000, but by the prudent interposition of the same patriotic Noble- man, they were soon quieted. Evening Courant T Assembly for abolishing their hereditary privileges had not a little sharpened their spirits, but the suf- picion thrown on their Nobility, as having been concerned in the conspiracy, has irritated them al- most to open violence. In the debates on this subject in the National Assembly, the Duke de Chatelet observed, that such plots, originating for the most part either with fools or villains, too obscure to be capable of put- ing their designs in execution, should be doomed to that silence and obscurity from whence they ori- ginated ; since, to make them an object of import- ance and attention, was incurring the risk of plant- ing the seeds of discord between nations in the ha- bits of peace and good understanding. He remarked that during the time he was Am- bassador at the Court of London, several projects were offered him to burn the ports of Plymouth and others, but that he contented himself with re- jecting those offers, by explaining the degree of horror which such attempts ought to excite be- tween nations who understand and have a respect to justice. This speech of the Duke de Chatelet's was so well received, that most of the Members agreed in opinion with him, and the affair was dropped. To counterbalance these disagreeable circum stances, a patriotic fervour seems to prevail among the good citizens, to forward the new loan of thirty millions. The city of Bourdeaux has offered two millions towards it ; and the city of Nantes have just sent a message to the National Assembly, re- questing that they may have the honour of filling the whole loan themselves Address of the King to the Officers and Soldiers of his Army. " Brave Warriors, " The new obligations which I impose on you, in concert with the National Assembly, will surely give you no kind of Uneasiness;— your first duties are those of citizens, and those duties will always be conformable to the obedience due to me, whose inclination is only to employ my power in the pro tection of the laws, and in defence of the interests of my nation. " The officers who command my troops, though certain of my entire confidence, will see with plea- sure, as well as myself, that there is no certainty in the moment, where the concurrence of military force is necessary to the maintenance of public or- der. " The greatest service I can expect at this mo- ment from my army, is zealously to reunite them selves with all good citizens to repel these robbers, who, not content with throwing my kingdom into disorder, endeavour to pervert the spirit of my good and faithful subjects, in order to associate them in their violences and perfidious designs. " Honour should without doubt form an essential part of a soldier's reward, and such has been the constant disposition of my troops ; I am, however, not the less inclined to improve the fate of the sol dier. I have employed myself on this object since the last year, notwithstanding the state of my finan- ces, and I hope that the re- establishment of public tranquillity will shortly enable me completely to fulfil my wishes. It is with real satisfaction I see ' that all the Deputies of the National Assembly unite in sentiment with me. " I have given orders to the Minister at War, personally to enquire into every particular of mili tary discipline which a reasonable change can re- quire, and to conciliate, as much as possible, the wishes of the troops with the good of the service. " I sincerely wish to prove to the officers and soldiers of my army, that I hold their affection of inestimable value ; I do not fear to require it of them, in the name of the sentiments of regard which I have always professed towards them, and in the name of my ancestors, if it is necessary, whom yours, for so many ages past, and in the midst of so many dangers, have never ceased to support. Rely, then, upon my benevolence, as I always shall on your fidelity. ( Signed) Louis." Order of Council. His Majesty has resolved to unite all the de partments of Administration into one general Coun- cil, which shall unite the Councils of State, of Public Dispatches, and the Royal Council of Fi- nance and Commerce. This is to prevent any future jealousies or disputes between these three departments—• " That as a further means of securing this har- mony, and to prevent the influence of favouritism and partiality, his Majesty decrees, that all nomina- tions to appointments in the Church, the Magistra- cy, to foreign Embassies, the War Department, the Marine, the Finance, and the King's Household shall henceforth be fixed in Council, subject to his Majesty's approbation." These are the principal articles of this state paper — the rest are purely national and uninteresting for which reason we decline troubling our reader: with them. Ordonnance of the King, concerning the Aid to be given and the Oath taken by the Troops. Art. i. The troops shall assist the national miltia and marechaussees, whenever it is required by the civil or municipal officers. 2. The following oath shall be equally taken by the troops and officers, of whatever degree. 3. The officers shall take their oath at the head of their troops, in the presence of their municipal officers. 4. Each corps of troops shall be assembled, in order that the oath may be taken by the noncom- missioned officers and soldiers under arms with the most august solemnity. 5. The oath of the officers shall be— We swear to remain faithful to the Nation, the King, and the Law, and never to employ those who are under our command against the citizens, unless required by the civil or municipal officers. 6. The oath of the soldiers shall be— We swear tion, to the King, and to the Law, and to conform to the rules of the military discipline. Enjoined and commanded by his Majesty to General Officers, and others having authority over troops, as well as to all those whose duty it is to see this ordonnance obeyed. Made at Versailles, the 14th of August 1789, and signed LOUIS. And a little lower down, LA TOUR DU PIN. The original is lodged in the War Office. COMMEMORATION MEDAL . The plan of the medal voted by the National Assembly in commemoration of the memorable re- solutions of the 4th of August, has been presented to the Assembly by the Duke de Liancourt, and re- ferred to further examination. It is as follows : MEDAL FOR THE FRENCH GUARDS. The following is the project for the medal for the French guards: On one side of the medal to represent the city of Paris, under the form of Minerva, the emblem of bravery and wisdom, supporting with one hand, in concert with a grenadier of the guards, the Pileum of liberty, and with the other presenting him this medal. Under their feet are to be represented ex- tinguished torches, serpents, and other emblems of treachery and crimes. The Aegis of Minerva to bear the arms of the city. On the reverse is to be the following legend:— PATRIA SALVA, Amicitiae Hoc & foederis pignus Suis Commilitonibus Grati Cives decreverunt. Parrisiis anno prima Lihertatis On one side is the bull of the King, with flow- ing locks, and in his Royal Robes, with this legend " Louis XVI. Restorer of French Liberty." On the other are represented the Members of the National Assembly, before the altar of the country, making the sacrifice of all their privileges ; at the foot of the altar are titles and charters torn and trampled under feet. The ground of the medal presents a multitude of spectators, and the legend is— Abolition to the Feu- dal System. This medal will cost 9 livres, or 7s 6d. in bronze ; 45 livres, or il. 18s. in silver 5 800 livres, or eight guineas in gold. VlSCOMTE DE BELZUNCE. The following is a more particular account of the unfortunate event at Caen, which cost the young Viscomte Henry de Belzunce his life, than has yet appeared : Two Norman soldiers of the regiments of Ar- tois, who had served with the citizens in the late troubles in Britany, appeared at Caen with the Civic Medal decreed them by the Britons; the re- giment de Bourbonnois, envious of this distinction fought a quarrel with them ; and the young Major, boiling with rage at the late triumph of liberty, took this opportunity to support his regiment a- gainst these soldiers and the armed citizens of Caen who espoused their cause. After some bloodshed he was obliged to take refuge in the citadel, where he was besieged, and reduced to surrender; and after being shot, and his head taken off, the re- maining circumstances happened as formerly men- tioned. The news of this dreadful catastrophe was first communicated to his father, when at dinner at a tavern in the Palais Royale; the shock of which threw him into a state of stupor, from which he has never recovered, and his life is in great danger, This unfortunate young Nobleman, who was only in his 25th year, was extremely amiable in private life, and well known to many English at Havre de Grace, and other parts of Normandy. It appears that he had been so imprudent as to give money to two grenadiers of his regiment to strip the soldiers of Artois of their medals. A young officer of his regiment being stopped in passing a bridge, by a centinel of the armed ci- tizens, fired a pistol at him, on which the citizen fired and killed him. This second event contri- buted to accelerate the catastrophe of the unhappy Major. ^ The Assembly of the Representatives of the Commons of Paris have resolved on erecting a sta- tue of M. Necker in the Hall in the Hotel de Ville. The Minister, on being made acquainted with their intentions, replied, that the disposition to con fer such a mark of honour on him was more than sufficient to complete the measure of his happiness: and he requested that they would dispense with this further testimony of their regard. The Assembly have, however, given orders for the statue being begun. M. Necker is so extremely indisposed, as to make it necessary for him to keep his bed. His disorder is not dangerous, but proceeding princi- pally from a continual agitation of spirits, depres- sion of mind 0n the calamities of the nation, with out having the power of relieving it, and intense application to business after the fatigue of hard travelling. As we have already remarked, the loan has met with very few lenders. The subscription does not yet amount to eight millions. It was reported that the city of Rotterdam had subscribed for the half of it, but it is untrue. Foreigners seem great- ly disinclined to embark in the speculation. Should the loan not fill in the course of a very few days, Government will be put to the greatest distress, and must stop payment. After the violation of public faith already shewn towards the Princes and Great Men, whose estates have been formerly purchased of the Crown, and who are now to be deprived of them, on repay ment of their original cost, it will not be surprising if the same injustice should extend to these public funds. The city is greatly incommoded by a gang of workmen and artizans, to the amount of 15,000 or 18,000 men, who came hither with the prospect of plunder, the same as wolves and crows are al- ways known to follow a camp. These miserable people have already done much mischief: They come chiefly from Piedmont, Ge- noa, and even from Dalmatia ; but they are in- stantly to be conducted back to the frontiers, with the allowance of four sous for every league they travel Paris, August 20. REVOLT OF THE SLAVES IN ST DOMINGO. The most alarming accounts were yesterday re- ceived at Versailles, stating a general insurrection of the slaves in the island of St Domingo. The agent of this conspiracy is said to have been formerly an inhabitant of Havre, but late of Phila- delphia ; in which city having purchased several thousand firelocks, and shipped them for St Do- mingo, they were secretly distributed amongst the slaves, with the leaders of whom the plot had been preconcerted. This report is received as a fact, and has excited a new fermentation amongst the people. It is indeed greatly to be apprehended at this time, when all France is in arms, and her frame of government dissolved, though for a happy regene- ration, that sudden and extraordinary changes may take place in her dependencies. ASSEMBLIES OF THE DISTRICTS. The thing most rare, and the most difficult to supply in our several Assemblies, particularly those of the Districts, is silence ; to the paucity of which, the number of advocates who infest these meetings contribute much, by their ungovernable loquacity, and talent of eternal amplification. Various methods have been tried to oblige those gentlemen to silence. The ringing of a bell was disregarded, or rather drowned by their clamour. The President of the district des Filles St Tho- mas has succeeded better ; he has procured a bass- drum, which is placed opposite to him on the table. When the noise Is greatest, and particular conver- sations most general and animated, on a signal gi- ven from the chair, the role is beat ; and the stun- ned interlocutors, at once hushed, give the Presi- dent, or any other member, leave to speak. It has been remarked here, that some speakers of the English House of Commons have fallen vic- tims to the inordinate loquacity of some of their members. In our National Assembly they have happily guarded against this catastrophe, by limit- ing the duration of the Presidency to fifteen days. Thus, in endeavouring to prevent their political corruption, the lives of many of them have been really saved. BAsTile. Several letters found in the Bastile are handed about; the following has made much noise. Letter from M. de S e, I. ieutenant- General of Police, to M. de Launay, Governor of the Bastile. " The of June 17 " I send you, my dear de Launay, one F , an atrocious offender ; keep him eight days, after which time order matters. ( Signed) DE S E." The following Memorandum on the same letter is in the hand- writing of M. de Launay. " F — entered the of June ; and, after the prescribed time, sent to M. de S e, to know under what name he should be interred.'* A letter from Chartres says, " The inhabitants of this place have brought in from the Castle of Villebon, eight pieces of cannon, 24 pounders ; these are the identical cannon that Henry the Fourth presented to the Duke of Sully. " What would that celebrated Minister say, if he revisited earth ? And how great would be his sur- prise ! Perhaps he would blame us. e' Sully, although the inflexible friend of justice, was not enough attached to liberty— he would not assimilate to the French character of the eighteenth century." RIGHTS OF MAN. On Monday Monsieur Mirabeau made the re- port of the Committee for the declaration of the rights of man. This declaration consists of the nineteen following articles: r. All men are born equal and free; none has more right than another to make use of his facul- ties, natural or acquired : This right, common to all, has no other limit than the confidence of him who exercises it, and which forbids him to make use of it to the detriment of his fellow- creatures. 2. Every political body, expressly or tacitly, re- ceives the existence of a social Contract, by which each individual places, in common, his person and his faculties under the supreme direction of the general will, and at the same time the body receives every individual as a part of it. 3.- All powers to which a nation is subject, ari- sing from itself, no body, no individual, can have any authority which is not derived from it. Every political association has the unalienable right to establish, to modify, or to change the constitution, that is, the form of its government, the distribu- tion, and the bounds of the different powers which compose it. 4. The common good of all, and not the par- ticular interest of any man, or class of men what- ever, is the principal end of all political associations. A nation ought not to acknowledge other laws than thofe which have been expressly approved and consented to by itself, or its representatives often renewed, legally elected, always exisiing, frequently assembled, acting freely, according to the forms prescribed by the constitution. 5. The law, being the expression of the general will, ought to be general in its object, and always tend to insure to all the citizens liberty, property, and civil equality. 6. The liberty of the citizen consists in being subject only to the law, in obeying only the autho- rity established by the law, in being able, without fear of punishment, to make every use of his facul- ties, which is not forbid by law, and consequently to resist oppression. 7. The citizen, thus free in his person, can be accused only before the tribunals established by law ; he cannot be arrested, detained, nor imprison- ed, but in cases where these precautions are neces- sary to insure the reparation or punishment of a crime, and according to the forms prescribed by the law ; he is to be proceeded against publicly, pu- blicly confronted, publicly judged. No pains should be inflicted but those determined by the law before accusation : These pains are to be pro- portioned to the nature of the crime, and equal to all citizens. 8. Thus, free in his thoughts and in his ex- pressions, the citizen has the right to divulge them by speech, by writing, by printing, with the ex- press reserve not to attack the right of others. Letters in particular are sacred. 9. Thus, free in his actions, the citizen may travel, change his abode wherever he pleases ; even quit his country, except in cases indicated by the law. 10. It would be to attack the rights of citizens, to deprive them of the powers of assembling in a legal form to consult 0n public affairs, to give in- structions to their representatives, or to demand redress of their grievances. 11. Every citizen has the right to acquire, to possess, to fabricate, to employ his powers and his industry, and to dispose of his property as he pleases. The law alone can modify this liberty for the general good, 12. No one can be obliged to give up his pro- perty to another : The sacrifice is due only to the whole society, and only in case of public necessity ; and in that case society owes to the proprietor an equivalent indemnity. 13. Every citizen, without distinction, ought to contribute to the public expences, in proportion to his wealth. 14. Every contribution hurts the rights of man, if it discourages labour and industry, if it tends to excite cupidity, to corrupt morals,- and deprive the people of the means of subsistence. 15. The receipt of the public revenues ought to be strictly accounted for, by fixed rules, easy to know, so that the contributors may obtain speedy justice, and that the salaries of the collectors of the revenues may be strictly fixed. 16. Oeconomy in the administration of the pu- blic expence is an indispensable duty ; the salary of the officers of the state ought to be moderate ; and . recompences should be granted only for real ser- vices. 17. . Civil equality is not equality of property, or of distinctions; it consists in making every citizen equally obliged to submit to the law, and in giving him an equal right to the protection of the law. 18. All citizens are equally admissible to all employments, civil, ecclesiastical, and military, ac- cording to their capacity. 19. The establishment of the army belongs only to the Legislature, who is to fix the number of the troops: Their use is the defence of the State : They are always to be subordinate to the civil au- thority : They can do nothing relating to the in- ternal tranquillity, but Under the inspection of ma- gistrates appointed by the law, known to the people, and responsible for the orders they give. Such is the number of gunners in the fields of France, that in a very few weeks, when new laws are to be made for restraining shooting, it is sup- posed very little game will be left in the kingdom. And such is the licentiousness of the poachers, that a poor farmer in the neighbourhood of St Germains, civilly requesting them not to run over a field of standing corn, was immediately shot dead on the spot. R0YAL TOUR. VISIT TO MOUNT EDGECUMBE. Friday their Majesties and the Princesses set out from Saltram a little after nine o'elock, and landed at Mount Edgecumbe exactly at ten, with the u- sual salutes. Two low phaetons, drawn by ponies, were at the bottom of the lawn, to convey the Royal party to his Lordship's house, where they were received with great pomp. After resting a * short time, they proceeded to view the magnificent 1 scenery of this beautiful seat— twelve young ladies preceding the cavalcade, strewing flowers. After riding round the southern part of the Mount, which at every step produces a new view, they arrived- at the sequestered bovver, dedicated to contemplation. Here their Majesties sat a considerable time the day was uncommonly fine, and the horizon clear, so that they had a distinct view of the Eddistone light- house, the effect of which was heightened by the fleet riding at anchor in Cawsand Bay. The Royal party next visited the Wilderness. About four o'clock, the Royal party sat down to a most sumptuous entertainment. At six their Majesties and the Princesses, attended by their noble hosts, walked down the lawn, and embarked in the Royal barge for Saltram, where they arrived be- fore seven. His Majesty, in stepping into the boat, by accident fell down, but fortunately received n0 injury. The water women attended, and were sa- luted with a Royal present of twenty one pieces. ' At night Mount Edgecumbc house was most bril- liantly illuminated. From the opposite shore it re- alized the idea of an enchanted castle. Mr Parlby, at Stonehouse, testified his loyalty to the King, and his attachment to the Noble Earl, by a dis- play of sky rockets and illuminations. There was a ball at the Long Room last night in honour of the Duke of Clarence's birth- day. Upwards of 500 ladies and gentlemen, from all parts of Devon and Cornwall, assembled. The Corps of Marines were on Saturday review- ed by Lord Chatham, attended by Lord Hood. They are a fine body of men. His Majesty was much struck with their sodlier- like appearance. Yesterday some dispatches arrived at the Admi- ralty Office, from Rear- Admiral Affleck at Jamai- ca. The Admiral arrived at Port Royal, in the 1 Centurion man of war of 50 guns, in June, and im- mediately took possession of the naval command, as successor to Commodore Gardner. Last night's Gazette was a maiden one— not a bankrupt— o mirisicum INDIAMEN. Yesterday morning the purser of the Raymond Indiaman, Captain Smedly, arrived at the India House, Leadenhall- street, with the agreeable in- telligence of the safe arrival of that ship in the Downs. The Asia, Foulkes, from China, arrived off Port- land, had an uncommon quick passage, having left Canton River on the 4th of April, and St Helena the 3d July. The Vansittart and Earl of Oxford, were well off the Cape the 2d of June. Mr Matthew Bazett, one of the Members of the St Helena Council, comes passenger in the Ray- mond. Lieutenant Lawler, of the Madras esta- blishment, and Cornet Brown, of his Majesty's troops, who both came from Fort St George in the Phoenix, are coming from St Helena in the Duke of Montrose and Bridgewater. Charles Floyer, Esq. came passenger in the Dublin to St Helena, and then took his passage for England on board the Asia. The Contractor, from China, was spoke with in the Straits of Sunda the 29th of April. The Dublin, Smith, from Bengal, is arrived off the Isle of Wight. The French Court— that is, the Old School— are travelling into Italy in a body of 46 personages— They were at Manheim on the 14th of this month ; the Count d'Artois, the Prince of Conde, Dukes of Bourbon and Enghien, See. Sec. According to the Russian account of the sea fight between their fleet and that of Sweden, the engage- ment was by no means general, a few ships only firing on both sides.— The Swedish letters say, that their fleet is how blocked up at Carlscroone by the Russians. The Danish fleet has returned from the Baltic, and is now near Copenhagen. It is said, that, had the Swedish Vice Admiral seconded the Duke of Sudermania properly, the latter could have taken five sail of the Russian ships. The Dutch mails, due on Monday, arrived this day, but bring nothing material. The transfer books of the following stocks will shut in September, and open again in October. Bank stock will shut September 4 and open October 23. Three per cent, reduced will shut September 3. and open October 23. Four per cent, will shut September 10. and open October 29. Bank long annuities will shut September 5. and open October 27. Short ditto will shut September 9. and open October 23. The navy and victualling bills for the months of November and December 1787 are now in course of payment. Tithes having been the subject of much discus- sion in Ireland last year, and of some in England this, the following estimate of the revenues arising from the different bishopricks in both countries yearly may be acceptable to our readers. ENGLAND. Canterbury L. 8000 Carlisle L. 2800 York 7000 Landaff 1600 London 6200 Peterborough 1700 Durham 8700 Gloucester 2200 Winchester 7400 Rochester 2400 Ely 4000 Lichfield and Coventry 2800 Worcester 3400 Bangor 1200 Salisbury 3500 Chester 2700 Norwich jooo Oxford 2800 Lincoln 3200 Exeter 2700 Hereford 3000 St David's 2400 Chichester 2600 Bristol Ijoo Bath and Wells 27.00 St Asaph 1500 Total L. 92,500 IRELAND. Armagh L. 8000 Clonsert - L. 2400 Dublin 5000 Clogher 4° oo Team 4000 Kilmore 2600 Cashel 4000 Elphin 37°° Derry 7000 Killala 2900 Limerick 3500 Kildare 2000 Corke 2700 Raphoe 260° Cloyne 2.500 Meath 34°° Down 2300 Killaloe 2300 Dromore 2000 Offory 2coo Leigh, and Ferns 4200 Waterford 2500 Total L. 74,200 By which it appears that the church revenues of England for the maintenance of twenty- six Bishops exceeds that of Ireland for twenty- two Bishops, I8,3o61. On an average; therefore, every English Bishop possesses 35571- 1 iod. and a fraction annually ; and every Irish Bishop 3372I. 14s. 6£ d. and a fraction. Upon the whole, there is allowed for the main- tenance of forty - eight persons, no less a sum than one hundred and sixty- six thousand pounds per an num. Query.— Were this prvision reduced one half, and the salaries of poor Curates in both countries increased, how many would it raise from pover- ty, and how much honour would it add to the Church ? EDINBURGH. On Tuesday the Prince of Wales was waited up- on by the Corporation of York, who went in pro- cession in their formalities from the Guildhall to the Deanery, preceded by their band of music playing God save the King, and presented his Royal High- ness with the freedom of that ancient city in a most elegant gold box, together with the following ad- dress To his Royal Highness GEORGE PRINCE of WALES. May it please your Royal Highness, THe Lord Mayor and Corporation of the city of York, animated with the most lively gratitude for the high honour conferred on this ancient city by your presence, beg leave to approach your royal person with the utmost respect and most cordial affection: This honour, Sir, is greatly increased by your Royal Highness being the only Heir Apparent to the Imperial Crown of this realm, whom they have ever had the felicity personally to address. They cannot resist the ' present favourable opportunity of expressing their just admiration of, and unfeigned acknow- ledgments for, the wisdom and moderation which fo emi- nently distinguished the affectionate and princely conduct of your Royal Highness in the most awful and trying situation, when all men looked up to your Royal Highness for protec- tion with the fullest assurance of receiving it; and blessed as this kingdom hath been by Divine Providence in the happy recovery of our Most Gracious Sovereign ( for whom they en- tertain tine warmest sentiments of duty and loyalty), it is their fervent prayer that, when it shall please the Almighty to call his Majesty to a heavenly throne, your Royal Highness may succeed him in the hearts and affection of a free, brave, and loyal people, and long live to reign over them with the hap- piness and glory of a Patriot King. Your Royal Highness is respectfully intreated to permit your royal name to be inrolled amongst the freemen of this ancient city, and to accept the freedom thereof, which is thus humbly offered for your Royal Highness's gracious re- ception. To which address his Royal Highness was pleased to return the following answer : My Lord Mayor and Gentlemen, I THANK you for your loyal and affeCtionate address, and for the satisfaction which you express at my visit to the city of York. It gives me very sincere pleasure that my conduct has been properly understood by you, and that my opinions as to the powers necessary to have been trusted to me for the general welfare, have not been mistaken by the respectable citizens of York for an extravagant lust of power, or an unbecoming haste to assume that seat, which to be called to as late as pos- sible, is the constant and warmest wish of my heart. Impelled with these sentiments, I must, above all others, rejoice in that happy event which is the subject of your joyful congratula tions, and which touches my feelings not more as an affec- tionate son than as the person the most interested in every thing which concerns the prosperity and happiness of the realm. I with pleasure accept the feedom of this ancient city, and your offer of inrolling my name amongst its citizens. York races are honoured with the company of the following noblemen, among many other re- spectable perfonages: The Dukes of Bedford and Queensberry; Earls Fitzwilliam, Carlisle, Faucon- berg, Derby, Kinnoul ; Lords Hawke, Rawdon, Foley, Petre, Downe, Morpeth, Grey, & c. The preparations at Wentworth House, for the reception of the Royal Brothers, are in that striking brilliant stile of elegance which distinguish the pre- sent day. It will perhaps be acceptable to our readers to have an opportunity of contrasting an entertain- ment given at Wentworth House, in May 1751 ( when the late Noble Marquis was of age), with that which will take place on the 2d of September. The provision was as follows :— One ox, vvt. 120ft. 1 lib. one ditto, noil. 31b. two ditto, 142ft. fif- teen sheep, 95st. 61b. nine calves, 67ft. 61b. fifteen lambs, 100 dozen of pigeons, 177 fowls, 43 ducks, 60 pickled salmons, 32 fresh ditto, 100 dozen of crab fish, a chest of China oranges, and 350 bushels of flour for bread. Tables were laid to accommo- date 1795 people, and an abundance of the best liquor proportioned to the moderate quantity of meat. On the Monday and Tuesday following, 4 hogshead; of strong beer were given to the po- pulace without doors, for whom tents and seats were fitted up to the amount of five thousand five hundred. On the 21st current, Mrs M'Lean of Coll was safely delivered of a daughter at Coll. On Tuesday was married, at Glasgow, Mr Ro- bert Tennant, brewer, to Mrs Vere, relict of John Vere, Esq late of Dominica. Died here on Sunday last, the 23d curt. Mrs Jane Cockburn, daughter of the deceased Sir William Cockburn, Bart. Extract from the Grenada Gazette of 8th May 1789. " It is with real grief that we have to announce to our readers the loss which this island has sustain- ed in the person of William Sutherland, Esq. late Captain in his Majesty's 45th regiment of foot.— After an illness of some weeks, he left this world, about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 2d in- stant, in the 48th year of his age. " A friend, who had a most sincere regard for him whilst living, and who must long lament his departure, cannot refrain from offering this last tribute to his memory. To say " that he died universally regretted," would but ill express what his numerous acquaintance felt, on being depri- ved of so excellent a member of society. Even- tempered, benevolent, and unassuming, he ever contributed largely to that good humour and satis- faction which arise from the most friendly com- munication of sentiments and unreserved Conversa- tion. " Those who knew him well, and were for years in habits of the greatest intimacy with him, cannot recollect an instance of his saying or doing an un- kind thing, or ever using an expression that could disturb the harmony of the company in which he was engaged. Even in the hours of unguarded fa- miliarity, when a mutual confidence of each other's regard tempted us to indulge ourselves in touching on his foibles, he was never known to take offence, or to retort with any thing like asperity or resent- ment: Often, on the contrary, where the petulance of others, or a less forbearing temper than his own, had occasioned misunderstandings of a dangerous tendency, he has, by his exertions and moderation, prevented the mischiefs which would otherwise have ensued, restored tranquillity, and effected reconci- liation. Ou these and all other occasions, where he could perform an office of real friendship, he manifested an eagerness to oblige, and a zeal and activity, beyond what his natural disposition in the ordinary occurrences of life seemed to promise. " If he had indiscretions ( and which of us, in God's name 1 is without them ?) they were at least of such a nature as to be injurious only to his own advancement; they never excited any other pain- ful sensation to his friends, than that of regret for the effect which they produced on his situation and circumstances. '' With such a heart, and so inoffensive manners, '" Quis desiderio sit pudor, aut modus, Tam cari capitis!" " His remains were carried to the grave on Sun- day afternoon with military honours. The attend- ance of all the officers of the garrison, and of large detachments from the 45th and 67th regiments, followed by a numerous train of other affectionate friends, respectable inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, formed a procession of such length and solemnity, as seemed to interest the whole town in his funeral obsequies. " The ceremony of his interment was performed with the most affecting dignity by the chaplain of the regiment, in the presence of an unusual con- course of spectators ; and his body was committed to the earth amidst the sighs and tears of those who knew the value of a safe and sociable compa- nion." Thursday arrived from London, at Walker's Ho- tel, her Grace the Duchess of Gordon, Lady Char- lotte Gordon, and Lady Magdalena Sinclair. On the 20th curt, the Magistrates and Town Council of Glasgow gave the freedom of the city to Sir John Macpherson, Bart, late Governor- General of Bengal, and Colonel Donald MacLeod, late in the East India Company's service. Yesterday afternoon the following melancholy accident happened on North Bridge- street. A young boy having got upon the roof of the east wing of Milne's square, unfortunately slipped his hold, and falling into the street ( about eight stories high), was killed on the spot. On Thursday the 27th curt. Mr John Duncan was ordained Minister of Ardrossan in Irvine church, in the room of the Rev. Mr Dow, deceased. Extract of a letter from Philadelphia, dated 25th May 1789. " I have travelled through several of the States, and see no appearance of that poverty which you hear so much boast of in Britain— every where I meet rather with extravagance. Indeed they pro- cure too easily to be frugal in their out- givings. All the manufactured goods imported from Europe are from Britain, and they cannot have goods equal in quality and price from any other place. " I think I never saw so many children as are in this country, every town, village, and farm house, are full of them— The people of this country in- crease like rabbits: It is supposed they double their numbers every fifteen years; But I should think they do it in a shorter period.— What a grand prospect for the sale of British goods, for when so many hundreds of millions of acres of land lie idle to be granted or purchased at a small price, the people of this country never will manufacture : At present wages are high, and 1000 acres of land in the back settlements may be purchased for as many pence." Extract of a letter from Kelso, Aug. 28. " Last Saturday, betwixt one and two o'clock afternoon, we had a remarkable shower of hail, in- termingled with and followed by a heavy fall of rain, which run along the streets like a torrent. It extended but a short way either to the north or fouth, and to the eastward not so far as Rosebank ; but in the west, from which quarter it came, it was still worse than here : At Hawick it was accom- panied by a most tremendous storm of thunder and lightning, and the hail, or rather angular pieces of ice, were lying in some places next day to a consi- derable depth. Little thunder was heard here, and that at a great distance. " On Monday the house of the parish clerk of Kirknewton ( Northumberland) was entirely burnt. The fire was occasioned by a woman searching be- low a bed for two pigeons, with a lighted caudle, which caught hold of the bed- straw, and instantly set the whole house in a blaze. The inhabitants lost all their furniture and cloaths, and, what adds greatly to the misfortune, all the parish records were consumed." As the season for partridge shooting commences on Tuesday next, the first of September, a corre- spondent recommends, that sportsmen will be very careful in not damaging the standing corns ; but, when any damage is accidentally done to the grow- ing crops, a full compensation ought to be allowed to the farmers. The high rents they pay entitle this useful and industrious body of men to public protection. On Saturday last a melancholy accident happen- ed near Coldinghame : As a man was driving home a cart of coals, the horse being young took fright, the man was thrown down, and bruised in so shock- ing a manner that he died next day. There is a very plentiful crop of fruit this year on the Clyde. The orchards within two or three miles have sold considerably above a thousand pounds; one orchard sold at two hundred and six pounds, another at one hundred and fifty- seven pounds, and a third at one hundred and thirty- four pounds.— A gooseberry garden sold at twenty- one pounds, though twenty- five miles from market. The Leith Packet, Thomson, from Leith, is ar- rived in the Thames, all well. An instance of the industry of bees— A hive was weighed at Stonebyres, Lanarkshire, on the 17th inst. and, on being weighed again eight days after, it had gained 91b. 30Z. which would yield near two Scots pints of honey; an extraordinary increase in so short a time. Extract of a letter from Dublin, Aug. 20. . Yesterday morning a duel was fought at Drum- condra, by Mr Rochfort, a young gentleman of the College, and Mr Cassels, an attorney ; in which the latter was unfortunately shot through the head, and immediately expired." , Extract from NECKER'S Religious Opinions. " Several modern writers have laid it down as a maxim, That with good laws we should. always have morality sufficient ; But I cannot adopt this opinion. Man is a being, so compounded, and his relations with his species are so various and subtile, that, to regulate his mind, and direct his conduct, he needs a multitude of sentiments,. on which the- commands of the Sovereign can have no influence. " The laws being the work of our understand- ing, we are, on that account, perhaps disposed to grant them an universal dominion. But, I confess, I am so far from thinking that they can ever be substituted instead of the salutary influence of reli- gion, that I believe them inadequate to, regulate those things which are immediately subjected to their authority. " It is the duty of Legislators to keep these truths in view, while they regulate the spirit of the laws, and direct the course of opinions: What a noble, what a glorious task falls to their share— to connect happiness with morality, and morality with the existence of a God." SHIP NEWS, SAILED FROM TIIE SOUND, OUTWARD. Aug, 11. Hunter, Heron, from Aberdeen, Memel, ballast SAILED FROM THE SOUND, DOWNWARD. 12. Urania, Dobie, from Memel, Leith, logs Count, of Hopetoun, Syme, from Petersb. do. tallow Sisters, Kitchen, from do. do. iron Diamond, Aimer, from do. Leghorn, flax Jane, Hutton, from Riga, Venice, do. Roman Vasiloritz, Martin, from do. Grangemouth, tal- low Southampton, Black, from Memel, Montrose, logs Stenton, Davidson, from Petersburgh, Kirkwall, tallow 13. Three Friends, Burns, from Memel, Prestonpans, logs Susan, Moyes, from Petersburgh, Malaga, sundries David, Bridges, from do. Geona, do. Kinnoul, Turcan, from do. Perth, do. 14. Shaw Stewart, Fisher, from Pillau, Greenock, deals Dispatch, Paton, from Liebau, Leith, ( kins Unity, Boyack, from Petersburgh, do. sundries Elizabeth, Cumming, from do. London, do. Nancy, Duncan, from do. Plymouth, iron Dolphin, Kidd, from do. Montrose, flax Amity, Bridges, from do. Leith, hemp Nath. & Mary, Johnston, from. do. do. do. * Olive Branch, Forman, from Stockholm, Wemyss, iron Diligence, Gray, from Petersburgh, Irvine, hemp 15. Annies, Adamson, from do. Hamburgh, oil Williams, Johnston, from Stockholm, Drogheda, iron Amiable Judy, Renny, from Riga, Hamburgh, flax Industry, Sharp, from Petersburgh, Newry, tallow Oughton, Ross, from do. Leith, do. Winds since my last northerly, with thick weather. Elsineur, 15th Aug. 1789. JOHN BROWN, Jun. ARRIVED AT GREENOCK. Aug. 25. Good Intent, Stewart, Dublin, goods— Grandvale, Bain, Jamaica, sugar— 27. Lucia, Wilson, do. do. SAILED FROM GREENOCK. 25. Elizabeth, Neilson, North Carolina, goods— Goodwill, Galgay, Waterford, do. ARRIVED AT LEITH, Aug. 27 Polly, Piscod, Lynn, fruit— Nelly and Ann, Hen- derson, Ray, goods— Katy, Wishart, Newcastle, do.— 28. Four Sisters, Robertson, Southampton, wood— Three Sis- ters, Collins, Newhaven, goods— Ann, Mason, Chichester, bark— George, Savage, Yarmouth, wheat— Leith Packet, Davidson, Aberdeen, goods— Polly, Dale, Boston, wheat— 29. Ann, Faichney, Gottenburgh, dales and iron. SAILED FROM LEITH, Generous Friends, Donaldson, Hull goods — Christian, Somer- vell, do. do,— Margaret, M'Culloch, Stirling, grain— Ro- bert and Jean, Abbot, Inverkeithing, malt. PRICES ot MEAL— EDINBURGH MARKET, Ave. 2J. QUANTITIES, Lothian, 139 Bolls— South Country, 429 Do. LINTSEED. NOTICE TO IMPORTERS AND DEALERS. Trustees Office, Edinburgh, Aug. 38.1789. THE Commissioners and Trustees for Fishe- ries, Manufactures and Improvements in Scotland, think it proper to give this public notice to the Importers of, or Dealers in Lintseed, that they have the best information from persons of skill, who have made careful and repeated experi- ments, by sowing different kinds of Seed, that the Seed pro- duced in Courland, or what is imported from Libau, Memel, or Koningsburg ; or from the Carolinas and southern provin- ces in America, is reckoned altogether unfit for sowing in this country; and that although some of those seeds have a promising appearance, and even when sown, spring up well at first, in general they are found to yield very short, thin, and unprofitable crops. By order of the Trustees, ROBT. ARBUTHNOT, Sec. DUTCH GIN AND CONIAC BRANDY, Of Genuine Quality, and Import Strength. A Fresh Supply, just arrived, to be Sold on reasonable terms by ANDERSON and CUNDELL, Merchants, LEITH. ENGLISH FRUIT Just arrived at Leith from Lynn, in Norfolk, A Large Cargo of excellent APPLES, PEARS, and PLUMBS, in fine condition, now selling in a loft in St Bernard's Street, Leith. PRESERVATION OF GAME. THE EARL of StAiR and the Hon. Captain PATRICK MAITLAND of Freugh, being desirous to preserve the Game upon their Estates in the shire of WIG- TON, hope no Gentlemen will shoot thereon without their liberty. Poachers and other unqualifed persons will be prosecutcd with the utmost rigour. THE RAITH GREENLAND SHIP. To be SOLD by Private Bargain, ONE SIXTEENTH SHARE THE SHIP RAITH, Including the Dividend arising from this year's Voyage. For particulars apply to Charles Livingston, writer in Ed- dinburgh. i AT LONDON FOR LEITH, THE LIVINGSTON, JA. MACKAY Master, Is lying at Hawley's Wharf, taking in goods for leith, Edinburgh, and all places adjacent, and will sail the 3d September 1789. Good accommodation for passengers. The Master to be spoke with at the New Eng- land coffeehouse, Threadneedle- street, by the Royal Ex- change, at ' Change hours— mornings and evenings on board the ship. At LONDON, FOR LEITH, THE STAR, JAMES RITCHIE Master, Lying at the Birth at Hoare's Wharf, taking in . goods for Edinburgh and all places adjacent, de- liverable at Leith, and sails the 6th September. ' FOR KINGSTON JAMAICA, TO CALL AT ANTIGUA, THE BELL, JOHN CATHCART Master, Ready to receive goods, and will positively be clear to sail the ioth September. For freight or passage apply to Hamilton, Garden, and Co. or Captain Cathcart, in Greenock— and to James Buchanan, Glasgow. aug. 20. AT GREENOCK, FOR KINGSTON, JAMAICA, THE SHIP BETSEY AND BROTHERS, JOHN DUNNET Master, Will be ready to take on board goods by the 15th August, and clear to sail by the 15th September. For freight or passage apply to M'Neill, Stewart, and Co. Glasgow— Archibald and John Mackinlay, Edinburgh— and P. and F. Forresters and Co. Leith. JULY 1789. FOR NEW YORK, BRIGANTINE ST PHILIP'S, JOHN MORRICE Master, Of 170 tons burden, a very fast sailing vessel, A SLOOP FOR SALE. To be SOLD at Grangemouth, within the house of George Wal- ker vintner, on Monday the 7th September 1789, at twelve o'clock noon, THE SLOOP CHRISTIAN AND JANET, About 80 tons burden, four years old, with all her appurtenances, as she now lies in the harbour of Grangemouth. She is well calculated for the Herring Fishery or Coasting Trade. Inventory and conditions of sale to be seen by applying to Alexander Laird shipbroker, Grangemouth. PATRICK WILKIE, Esq.. Late of the Island of ST VINCENT, deceased. ALL Persons having any Claims or Demands upon the Estates or Effects left by the said Patrick Wil- kie, are hereby requested to send a note of the same, and of the manner they are constituted, to James Marshall, writer to the signet, betwixt and the first October next, in order that proper steps may be taken for the adjusting and settling thereof. NOTICE To DEBTORS AND CREDITORS. ALL Persons indebted to the deceased Bailie ALEXANDER GALLOWAY, baker in Hadding- ton, are desired forthwith to pay their debts to Alexander Fraser, Sheriff- clerk of Haddington, who is authorised to re- ceive and discharge the same;— and all persons to whom the said Bailie Galloway was indebted, at the time of his death, are desired to lodge notes of their debts with the said Alexan- der Fraser. NOTICE TO the Creditors of the deceased Captain JAMES ROBERTON of Earnock. In confequence of an interlocutor pronounced by Lord Monboddo Ordinary, in the process of multiple- poinding now depending before the Court of Session, at the instance of the Trustees appointed by Capt. Roberton, for dividing the residue of the price of his estate and his other funds among his credi- tors— Intimation is hereby made, That such of the creditors of Captain Roberton as shall not produce their interests, in the hands of the clerk to the process, betwixt and the first day of October next, will be cut out from any share of the funds in medio. M. M. KIRKPATRICK, Clk, NOTICE TO the Creditors of the late Mr JoHN BRUCE, Surveyor of the Customs at Alloa. The executor having now converted the said Mr Bruce's moveable effects into cash, is ready to divide the same amongst those having interest. The creditors will therefore make oath'to their debt, and transmit their affidavits to Alexander Dickeson, writer in Falkirk, who will pay them immediately their several proportions of the funds already collected. AUG. 27. 1789. NOTICE " TO the Creditors of ANDREW ANGUS Merchant in Dunfermline. That upon the application of the said Andrew Angus, with concurrence of creditors to the extent required by law, the Lord Ordinary officiating on the bills, upon the 27th day of August current, sequestrated the whole real and personal estate of the said Andrew Angus, and appointed his credi- tors to meet at Dunfermline, within the house of John Wil- fon vintner there, upon the 3d day of September next, at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpofe of chusing an interim Fac- tor in terms of the statute— Of which this intimation is given to all concerned. NOTICE To the Creditors of the deceased Mr RO- BERT ROSE late Merchant in Inverness. The Creditors of Mr Rose are required to give in a Note of their several Claims against him, specifying the manner in which they are constituted, to Campbell M'Intosh writer in Inverness, betwixt and the 15th day of September next. SALE OF KENNETPANS DISTILLERY, BY ADJOURNMENT, At a Reduced Upset Price; AND NOTICE TO THE CREDITORS OF JOHN STEIN. To be SOLD by Public Auction, within the Royal Exchange Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, on Monday the 7th day of Sep- tember 1789, at one o'clock afternoon, ThE Distillery of KENNETPANS, including the Distillery Utensils, with the Dwelling Houfe, Offi- ces, Malting, and whole other Buildings and Grounds con- nected therewith. The situation of this distillery is truly eligible, being on the banks of the river Forth, with the advantage of a commodi- ous harbour close adjoining. The work and offices are all 111 ex- cellent order, and there are 011 the premises a complete steam engine, with two other mills for grinding grain. There is likewise abundance of coal, wood, lime stone, and free- stone in the neighbourhood, which, with many other local advan- tages, render the whole a most desirable purchase. N. B. If the Distillery shall not be sold on the day above mentioned, the greatest part of the Utensils ( to be thereafter particularly advertised) will be sold at Kennetpans, upon Tues- day the 15th September. For further particulars apply to James Craig, merchant in Edinburgh, or to Robert Boswell, writer to the signet. *|* And the TRUSTEE on the sequestrated estate of the said John Stein, late distiller at Kennetpans, hereby intimates, That, in terms of the appointment of the last General Meet- ing of his Creditors, there is to be another General Meeting of said Creditors, within the Royal Exchange Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, upon Monday 7th September 1789, at 12 o'clock noon, to six the reduced upset price at which the Distillery shall be exposed, and to take under their consideration such o- ther matters relative to the bankrupt estate as shall then be laid before them. DISTILLERY UTENSILS. To be SOLD at Kilbagie, in the county of Clackmanan, upon Tuesday the 15th September 1789, at II o'clock forenoon, and the two following days, THE whole COPPERS, STILLS, WORMS, and other UTENSILS ( some Fixtures excepted), belonging to the DISTILLERY at KILBAGIE. Among these Utensils are the following- N. B. Most of these vessels, as well as the worms, tubs, & c. are fit for use, and some of them almost new. There are alfo comprehended in the articles to be sold, a considerable quanti- ty of Old Metal, Iron Hoops, Pumps, and other useful articles well worth the attention of the public. Catalogues will be had ten days preceding the day of sale, by applying to the following persons— Mr David Sandeman merchant, London, Mrs Bowie, auctioneer, Edinburgh, Messrs W. Furlong and Co. merchants, Glasgow, Mr William Grinly broker, Leith ; And the articles themselves may be seen at any time after the 6th September, by applying to Mr James Stein, Kilbagie. Tc SALE OF LANDS IN FIFE. O be SOLD by public roup, in the house of David Methven, vintner in Cupar, on Thursday the 24th September, betwixt twelve and one o'clock, The LANDS of SOUTH FAWFIELD, lying in the pa- rish of Kilconquhar, and consisting of about 312 acres, all inclosed and subdivided with stone dykes. The lands are in great order, as they have been in the na- tural possession of the proprietor for a number of years, and at least three- fourths of them are in old grass.—. There is a good coal and an excellent stone quarry upon them, and plen- ty of lime in the neighbourhood.— The coal will either be sold with the lands, or reserved as purchasers incline; and if the coal is not sold, it will be let for such a number of years as can be agreed on. The progress of writs, and a plan of the lands, are in the hands of John Young, writer to the signet, who, and Mr Bethune of Blebo, will inform as to further particulars. TO BE SOLD 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 houfe 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 clofet, 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, liable and byre, wash- ing house and laundry, with several out houses and shades and other Conveniences. There are three small inclosures, planted round with trees and shrubbery, belonging to the premises; also two gardens, one of which is 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 the present pos- session on Tuesday,-. 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. NOTICE TO the Creditors of JOHN RAMSAY. J- The Trustees for the creditors of John Ramsay, wright in Edinburgh, having converted his whole subjects into cash, and made out a scheme of division of the funds, the creditors are requested to call on Robert Pitcairn, writer in Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 9th September next, in order to sign a dis- charge and receive their dividends, in terms of the trust- deed. ' EDINBURGH, AUG. 21. NOTICE. ' TO the Creditors of BROOM and GRAHAM Merchants in Perth. A state of such of the bankrupts funds as have been con- verted into money, and a state of the debts which have been proved on their estate, and lodged in terms of law, with a general state of the bankrupts affairs, brought down to the 8th August current, have been made up, and will lie in the hands of George Condie writer in Perth, the trustee, open for the inspection of the creditors and their agents, until Sa- turday the 31st October next, when the trustee requests a Ge- neral Meeting of the creditors within the house of John Burt vintner in Perth, at 12 o'clock noon, to receive their first dividend, and give such orders as shall appear necessary for the future management of the estate. LANDS IN PERtHSHIRE. To be SOLD by roup, in the house of Andrew Duff, vintner at Inver, near Dunkeld, upon Thursday the 17th Sep tember 1789, betwixt the hours of one and three after noon, THE Lands of BALNAGUARD, Mill & Mill Lands thereof, with the Town and Lands of BAL- NAVERT, lying within the parish of Little Dunkeld, on the great road, about half way betwixt lnver and Taymouth 16 computed miles from Perth, and six from Dunkeld. The lands lie contiguous, and consist of an extensive tract of rich level or haugh arable ground, pleasantly situated a- long the south tide of tbe river Tay. There is an extensive hill, abounding with game, and remarkable for breeding of black cattle and sheep, belonging to these lands, which lie in the heart of a pleasant, warni, and populous country the soil inferior in quality to none in that country. The manfion- houfe is at prefuit converted into an inn, and af- fords much satisfaction to travellers. There is also upon the lands a great deal of old and young planting, of different kinds of timber. All the arable land is in the natural state, and capable of great improve- ment. There are no tacks on any part of the lands or mill. The whole, by a late measurement, consists of about 511 acres of arable, meadow, and palture ground, cxclusive of the extensive property of hill. The lands hold of the Duke of Atholl; and the present free rent is about 174I. For further particulars apply to William Small, writer in Perth, who will show the rental, measurement, title- deeds and articles of roup ; Robert Tait, at Balnaguard, will show the grounds. SALE OF HOUSES IN LOANHEAD, And UPSET PRICE REDUCED. To be SOLD by PUBLIC ROUP within the Old Exchange Coffee- houfe, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 9th day of September 1789, at one o'clock afternoon, sEveral Houses in LOANHEAD, being part of the sequestrated estate of WILLIAM COWAN merchant in Edinburgh, yielding of free rent about 21I. Sterling, but subject to the liferent of Mrs Cowan. The tenants will show the property; and intending pur- chasers may apply for further information to Robert Playfair writer Liberton's- wynd, Edinburgh. BY ADJOURNMENT— UPSET PRICE REDUCED. To be SOLD by public roup, in the house of Robert Provan, vintner, west end of the Exchange, Glasgow, on Friday the 11th day of September 1789, betwixt the hours of one and two afternoon, ALL and Whole the Lands of WESTER- BALLOCH— Also the Lands of CULLOCHSINK, lying in the parish of Cumbernauld and shire of Dumbarton, containing in whole 116 acres 3 roods and 29 falls, conform to a plan, and presently possessed by Mr John Simson, the proprietor— Charles Gray, William Aiken, and James Mil- er, tenants. There is a new house of two stories upon the lands, with offices adjoining, besides two steadings of good farm houses lately built, a large orchard, with above 160 fruit trees of the best sorts, with belts of several hundreds of beech and ash trees, above 30 years old. There is a lime craig pre- sently working below ground— post six feet thick, and a seam of coal five feet below the same, all level free. The lands are well watered, and all inclosed and subdivided, and belts of trees planted round several of the inclosures, with clumps of planting in the angles, besides 5 acres of fourteen year old planting. They hold of Lord Elphinston, and are situated within a little distance of the new road to Edinburgh, ten miles from Glasgow, and one mile, from the Great Canal, to which there is easy access. If agreeable to offerers, the lands may be set up in the fol- lowing lots.— I. The mains of Balloch, mansion house, and orchard.— 2. Cullochsink, and the two northmost parks of Balloch. Any person wishing to purchase the whole, or a part by private bargain, may apply, betwixt and the day of roup, to Mr Simson, the proprietor, or to James Robb, writer in GlasgoW, in whose hands are the progress of writs, articles of roup, and the plan of the lands. If the lands are not sold, the proprietor wishes to BORROW on them L. 800 Sterling, betwixt and Martinmas next. The security is unexceptionable. Apply as above. To be SOLD by Public Roup, within John's Coffeehouse, E- dinburgh, upon Wednesday the 23d September 1789, be- twixt the hours of six and seven afternoon, THE Lands and Estate of BALERNO, lying in the parish of Currie, comprehending the Farm of NEWMILL, consisting of 96 acres of arable land, upon the turnpike road betwixt Edinburgh and Lanark, beginning at the six- mile stone, valued at 123I. Sterl. ng. Item—' The EASTER MILL, now converted into an ele gant and extensive Paper Mill, with the mill lands, 11 acres I rood 27 falls; rent whereof, on a fifty- seven years tack af- ter Martinmas 1788, is Sol.; and after the expiry, for twen- ty- nine years longer, at the rent of I45I. yearly, if the present. tenants, who have laid out great sums in building and ma- chinery, or their successors, require such renewal. Item— The WESTER MILL, now a Corn and Two Barley Mills, with the multures. This mill is newly built, and with the mill lands, and about j acres 34 falls, is valued at 40I. yearly. Item— The Lands of TOWNHEAD of BALERNO, lying contiguous to the lands of Newmill, on the south side of the Water of Leith, consisting of 128 acres 3 roods 6 falls of land, with 171 acres I rood I fall of muir ground, and the Barley Mill of Balerno, with sundry other Houses in the town of Ba- lerno— the whole valued at 181I. 17s. 3d. yearly. The whole subject to annual deductions of 61. 6s. i\ d. IN case the above subjects are not sold together, they wiil be exposed in the lOTS following— LOT I.— The Farm of NEWMILLS, on the north of the road, valued at I07I. yearly. LOT II.— The WESTER BARLEY MILL, with the Mill Lands, and the Park called LEISINGSIDE, of 10 acres 3 roods 24 falls, valued in whole at j61. 7s. id. yearly. LOT III.— The PAPER MILL, with the Mill Lands- rent 80I. LOT IV.— The Lands of TOWNHEAD of BALERNO, valued at 181I. . 7s. jd. Sterling. In this lot are some good fi- xations for mills on the Water of Bevely, and fine free stone quarries, now of great esteem in the city of Edinburgh. The lands will be shown by Alexander Henderson, servant at Newmill. The progress of writs and articles of roup to be seen in the hands of Andrew Carmichael, writer in Edinburgh, who has powers to conclude a private bargain before the day of sale. JUDICIAL SALE OF LANDS In the COUNTY of LANARK. To be SOLD by Judicial Roup and Sale, by authority of the Lords of Council and Session, within the Parliament or New Session- house of Edinburgh, before the Lord Ordina- ry on the bills, on Tuesday the 1st of December 1789, be- tween the hours of four and six afternoon, THE Lands of SWINSTIE, with the Teinds parsonage and vicarage thereof, belonging to PETER LAURIE of Swinstie, some time of the Island of Guadaloupe, lying m the parish of Shotts, and county of Lanark. The rent whereof is proven to be as follows The Farm of SPINNElSIDE, L. 10 O O Nota— Spinnelside only pays 81. 6s. 8d. till Martinmas 1791, when it rises to 10I. for the remaining 19 years of the lease. The remainder' of the said lands are out of lease, which, including a house, yard, and park, liferented by the widow of the former proprietor, are proven to be worth yearly, if let on a 19 years lease, - - 38 o o Gross rent, DEDUCTIONS. The lands hold feu of Mr Douglas of Douglas for payment of 51.9s. 6d. 8- 12ths of yearly feu- duty, with a shilling as the serjeant's dues, indc, L. 5 10 6 2- I2ths the stipend to the mi- nister ot Shotts, inclu- ding both money and victual, converted at I 6 O School salary, o I 4 6- uths 6 11 II 2- 12ths I.. 41 2 o io- i2ths Which free rent, being valued at 22 years, after allowing deduction of 3I. 6s. 8d. for the short coming of the rent of Spinnelside for two year » , to Martinmas 1791, makes the upset price put thereon by the Court amount to 900I. 18s. I0- I2ths Sterling. The foresaid lands lie on the south side of the parish of Shotts, and about two miles to the south of the great road leading from Edinburgh to Glasgow, and within five miles of the market towns of Hamilton and Airdrie ; are beautiful- ly situated being partly bounded by Calder- water on the south, and by a beautiful rivulet, with high banks, covered with natural wood, on the west.— There is a good deal of pretty old timber growing on the lands on which no value is put; and a fine seam of coal which was lately wrought to advantage, and might again be seT agoing at a trifling ex- pence.— There is both a free and whinstone quarry on the lands; and not only a great appearance, but almost a certain- ty, of abundance of iron- stone therein, which may turn out very valuable, being within two miles of Cleland iron- works, where iron- stone can be sold to great advantage. In short, a more beautiful and improveable subject is seldom to be met with. For further particulars, application may be made at the office of Mr Keith Dunbar, Depute- clerk of Session, clerk to the process of sale, or to Robert Renton writer in Edinburgh, the common agent in the process. COPARTNERY DISSOLVED. THE Copartnery carried on between JAMES M'QUEEN and WILLIAM NORVALL, Brush- makers in GLASGOW, under the firm of M'Queen & Norvall, is by mutual consent this day dissolved. William Norvall, by whom the business in all its branches is to be carried on as usual, is empowered to receive and discharge all the debts due the company; and those having claims will call on him for payment. August 24. 1789. JAMES M'QUEEN. X WILLIAM NORVALL* NOTICE THE Concern of LEE, ROBERTSON, & Co. Merchants in GREENOCK, is DISSOLVED by mu- tual consent— Those indebted to them are desired to make payment to John Kippen, who alone is empowered to grant discharges, and who will also pay off what they owe. P. Pr. of ANDERSON, FULLARTON, & Co. ALEX. DUNLOP, JOHN CAMPBELL & SON, JOHN ROBERTSON. Greenock, Aug. 18. 1789. The above business is now carried on by the subscribers un- der the Firm of JOHN KIPPEN AND CO. ANDERSONS, FULLARTON, & DUNLOP, JOHN KIPPEN. Greenock, Aug. 18. 1789. LANDS, COAL, AND LIME, IN PEEBLESHIRE, To Let. To be LET, for such number of years as shall be agreed on, and entered to at Whitsunday next, THE extensive Sheep Farm of FALLAS, lying in the parish of Linton, presently in the possession of the proprietor. The tenant may have the stock of ewes 0: 1 the farm at an adequate price. As also to be LET, and entered to at Whitsunday next, the farm of CORNLAWS, lying in the parish of Linton, as presently possessed by Robert Tod. As also to be LET, and entered to at Martinmas next, the farm of SUNNYSIDE, lying in the parish of Newlands, containing 72 acres of good land, divided into seven inclosures, six whereof are presently in grass. As also to be LET, and entered to at Martinmas next, the EASTER and WESTER PARKS of BENTS, containing 66 acres ( excepting that part of the Easter Park, possessed by Andrew Spalding)— These parks are presently in grass. As also to be LET, and entered to at Martinmas next, the LIME QUARRIES of MACBIEHILL and WHITFIELD. The former of these quarries is a rock fifteen feet thick, co- vered with only four feet of earth; the other, though the rock is not so thick, may, from its nature, be wrought at as little expence as the former; and both quarries are within half a mile of coal. The demand for lime in the neighbour- hood is great, and has hitherto been scarcely supplied. The tacksman may also have a lease of land in the neighbourhood of the quarries. As also to be LET, and entered to at Martinmas next, the COAL of MACBIEHILL, to which a level has lately been brought up at a great expence. The gardener at Macbiehill will shew the above farms, coal, & c.; and for further particulars, application may be made to Andrew Hamilton, writer to the signet, to whom offers for leases may be given. 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- nefday 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 about J38I. 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 0n a year's notice to the present possessor. The farm houses are mostly new and stated, 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 j 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 Cattle 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 desireabie to a purchaser, or with so many real advantages. The title deeds, which are clear, with the articles of roup, are to be feen in the hands of Hugh Corrie, writer to the fignet; 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. ARTHURLIE AND HOGHRGLEN. To he Sold by public roup, within the Tontine Tavern, Glasgow, upon Wednesday the 16th September 1789, at one o'clock afternoon, THE Twenty- four Shilling and Eightpenny - » - Land of ARTHURLIE and HOGERGLEN, being part of the Five Merk Land of Arthurlie, and the Thir- teen Shilling Land of old extent of Arthurlie, called the Wraes. These lands consist of 196 Scots acres, are all suf- ficiently inclosed with stone dykes, or ditch and hedge ;—. the hedges are in a thriving condition, and the lands are divided into thirty inclosures. The present free rent ( va- luing what is in the proprietor's own possession at a mode- rate rate, and including 81. 13s. 6d. Sterling of feu duties), is about 200I. Sterling ; but, as the leases of the farms of Springhill and Wraes will expire in a few years, a very con- siderable rise of rent may be expected from them, as well as from the other lands, at the expiration of the leases. Upon the lands of Arthurlie there is a good mansion houfe, consisting of a dining room, study, five bed rooms, a kitchen, cellar, and separate apartments for servants, with a number of other convenicncies, and a garden well stocked with fruit trees, and inclosed with a high stone wall. On the lands of Springhill, or Hogerglen, there is a commodious house, consisting of a dining room, five bed rooms, a kitchen, and other conveniences, and, being si- tuated on an eminence, commands a view of the city of Glasgow and country adjacent. The offices consist of a good stable, byre, barn, brewhouse, & c. all lately built and slated in a most sufficient manner. There is on the premises a good quantity of old timber, besides several young plantations, from eight to 15 years old, all in a thriving condition. These lands hold of a subject superior for payment of a small feu- duty; lie within the parish of Neilston, and shire of Renfrew, six miles distant from Glasgow, three from Paisley, and one from Neilston. The post to and from Glasgow passes by the foot of the avenue every day. These subjects lie in a populous neighbourhood, where there are ten bleachfields and printfields, besides cotton mills; and there are plenty of coal and lime within a mile's distance of the lands. There is a good mansion house on both the lands of Ar- thurlie and Springhill, with about 100 acres of ground ad- joining to each of them; and these lands will be exposed to sale sither together or separately, as purchasers shall in- cline. The title- deeds, with a rental, plan of the lands, and con- ditions of sale, are to be seen in the hands of Thomas Bu- chanan, writer in Glasgow ; to whom, or to the proprietor at Arthurlie, any person inclining to purchase may apply ; and a copy of the rental, inventory of the writings, and conditions of sale, are to be seen in the hands of Edward Bruce, writer to the signet. N. B. If agreeable to a purchaser, a considerable part of tbe purchase money may lie in his hands. LLNRURGH : . Printed hv DAVId RAMSAY. old FiSH- MARKEt CLOSE, where Advertisements. Orders for the Paper, & are taken m with excellent accommodations for passengers— is now ready to take 0n board goods at Greenock, and will be clear to fail by the joth September. For freight or passage apply to Mess. Henderson, Semple, and Co. Glasgow, or Andersons, Fullar- ton, and Dunlop, Greenock. The last mentioned persons have for SALE, at their house in Greenock, good Barbadoes and Demerary Cotton, Barba- badoes Sugar and Rum— also Whale Oil and Fins, Samples of the cotto may be seen at Mess. Henderson, Semple, and CO. Glasgow. GREENOCK, AUG. II.
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