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Date of Article: 10/09/1789
Printer / Publisher: David Ramsay 
Address: Old Fish Market Close, Edinburgh
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The Edinburgh N° 11,126. THURSDAY, Courant SEPTEMBER 10. 1789. [ PRICE 3 ' J. V THE PROTESTANTS OF OSTEND. To THOSE WUO HAVE AT HEART THE INTEREST OF THE PROTESTANT FAITH: THE Emperor of Germany, in the years 1781 and 1782, was graciousy pleased to issue EDICTS of TOLERATION, which conveyed a permission to Protestants to enjoy, within his dominions, the Public Worship of GOD, according to the faith and practice in which they had been e- ducated. Of the Protestants resident in the Austrian Nether- lands, those of OSTEND only have stepped forward to take advantage of this gracious privilege. They immediately enter- ed into subscriptions for the support of a Minister, and for the contingent expences of a Place of Worship. From the preju- dice of the Catholics, the only procurable place was an Old Warehouse, for which they have hitherto paid a heavy annual rent of L. 5C. The Rev. Thomas Jones Pritchard, M. A. Fel- low of St John's College, Oxford, at the particular recommen- dation of several persons of distinction and piety, was appoint- ed their spiritual direCtor. The edicts of toleration have been lately transmitted to them from Brussels, which are approved of and attested by the Magistrates of Ostend, and a full per- mission has- been granted for their building a proper and com- modious CHURCH there. As this will be an expensive undertaking, and which they will not he able to bring into effeCt without assistance, they beg leave, in the most respeCtful, yet earnest manner, to solicit the benevolent support of such as will look favourably on their efforts for the permanent establishment of the Protestant Faith in a Popish Country. The Committee of a General Meeting for the management of the ecclesiastical concerns of the Protestants at Ostend, pledge themselves for the due application of such sums as shall be subscribed towards the building of their Church. The Hon. GEORGE MELVILL LESLIE, Chairman, George Gregory, William Parker, Alexr. Hubbert, Joseph Taylor, George Dyer, John Ward, William Hunt, John Cutler, Thomas Cullen, Thomas Ince, Thomas Oakley, Members of the Committee. Subfcriptions are taken in by MrWILLIAM CREECH, at the Crofs, Edinburgh. D. MILNE RespeCtfully acquaints his friends and the Public, THAT he will MOVE from his present Silk and Cloth Shop to New Ware- rooms in that elegant Building, THE MERCHANTS HALL, HUNTER'S SQUARE, West Side Tron Church, On MONDAY the 14th current, President Stairs, Parliament - square, ? Sept. 3. 1789. 5 COPARTNERY DISSOLVED. ' I ' HE Copartnery under the Firm of TAYLOR AND GED, Coopers in Leith, was on the 37th ult. by mutual consent dissolved. Those to whom the company are in- debted will call upon Thomas Taylor cooper, Bowie's Close, Queen- street, Leith, for payment; and it is likewise requested, that all those who are indebted to the company will pay their accounts to the said Thomas Taylor, who has powers to dis- charge the same— Thomas Taylor takes this opportunity to re- turn his grateful thanks to his friends and the public for the countenance they have given him while in the late copart- nery, and to solicit the continuance thereof, as he carries on the COOPER BUSINESS in all its branches. By ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONERS of SUPPLY FOR THE SHIRE OF FIFE. NOtice is hereby given to all concerned, a- greeable to the standing orders of the Honourable House of Commos, That application is intended to be made, in the next session of Parliament, for leave to bring in a BILL for making and repairing, and ereCting Turnpikes and levy- ing Tolls upon the following ROADS, within the county of Fife. 1. The Road from Newmill Bridge, by Foodie's Mill, In- nerkeithing, Aberdour, Kirkcaldy, Gallatown, and Cameron Bridge, to Crail— leading through the parishes of Torryburn, Carnock, Dunfermline, Innerkeithing, Dalgetty, Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn, Abbotshall, Kirkcaldy, Dysart, Wemyss, Scoonie, Largo, Newburn, Kilconquhar, Carnbee, St Monance, Pittenweem, Anstruther Wester, Anstruther Easter, Kilrenny, and Crail.- 2. The Road from Newmill Bridge, by Dunfermline, the Crossgates, and Auchtertool, to Kirkcaldy, to branch off to Charlestown and Limekilns, by Crossford, Cavil, and Lady's Mill— leading through the parishes of Torryburn, Carnock, Dunfermline, Innerkeithing, Raith, Dalgetty, Aberdour, Auchterderran, Auchtertool, Kinghorn, Abbotshall, and Kirkcaldy. 3. The Road from Dunfermline to the extremity of the county of Fife, joining the county of Perth— leading through the parishes of Dunfermline, Carnock, and Saline. 4. The Road from Plaisterers to North Queensferry, by Kinglassie, Auchterderran, and the Kirk of Beath— leading through the parishes of Markinch, Leslie, Kinglassie, Auch- terderran, Ballingry, Beath, Dalgetty, Dunfermline, and In- nerkeithing. 5. The Road from Kirkcaldy northward till it joins the Road from the Plaisterers to North Queensferry— leading through the parishes of Kirkcaldy, Abbotshall, Auchterder- ran, Kinglassie, and Leslie. 6. The Road from Kirkcaldy, by the New Inn, Cupar, and Pitcullo, to Dundee Water- side— leading through the parish- es of Kirkcaldy, Dyfart, Kinglassie, Markinch, Falkland, Kettle, Cult, Ceres, Cupar, Dairsie, Leuchars, Ferry, Forgan, and Balmerino. 7. The Road from the New Inn, by Falkland and Strath- miglo, to the extremity of the county of Fife, joining the county of Perth, and to branch off to Newburgh by Shiels Bridge— leading through the parishes of Markinch, Falkland, Auchtermuchty, Strathmiglo, Newburgh, Flisk, Abdie, Den- bog, Monymeal, Colessie, and Kettle. 8. The Road from Cupar, by Kaimsford and Lethem, through Kennoway, to Cameron Bridge, where it joins the Great Road from Newmill Bridge to Crail— leading through the parishes of Cupar, Ceres, Cult, Largo, Scoonie, Kenno- way, and Wemyss. 9. The Road from Cupar, by Callinch Bridge, to Balcar- ras, where it joins the Great Road leading from Newmill Bridge to Crail, to branch off by Lathockar Bridge to Crail— leading through the parishes of Cupar, Ceres, Cameron, Kil- conquhar, Carnbee, Denino, Kingsbarns, and Crail. 10. The Road from St Andrew's, by Dairsie Bridge, Cu- par, and Strathmiglo, to the extremity of the county of Fife, joining the county of Kinross, and to branch off by Lethem and Newburgh to the extremity of the county of Fife, joining the county of Perth— leading through the parishes of St An- drew's, Dairsie, Cupar, Monymeal, Colessie, Auchtermuchty, Strathmiglo, Denbog, Flisk, Abdie, and Newburgh. 11. The Road from St Andrew's, by Guardbridge, till it joins the Great Road from Kirkcaldy to Dundee Water- side at Dron's Muir— leading thro' the parishes of St Andrew's, Leuchars, and Dairsie. 12. Thc Road from Dundee Water- side, by Guardbridge and Denhead, joining the Road from Cupar to Balcarras, at Raderny Ground— and leading through the parishes of For- gan, Ferry, Leuchars, St Andrew's, and Cameron. JO. HORSBRUGH. Clk. TOBACCO AND SNUFF. Excise Office, Edinburgh, Sept. 8. 1789. BY an Act, passed in the last Session of Par- liament, entitled " An act for repealing the duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new duties in lieu there- of it is, amongst other things, enacted," That all and every Manufacturer and Manufacturers of and Dealer and Dealers iri Tobacco or Snuff, shall, on or before the 30th day of Sep- tember 1789, deliver, or cause to be delivered, upon oath, ac cording to the best of his, her, or their knowledge and belief, at the office of excise", within the compass or limits whereof his, her, or their respeCtive houses, warehouses, workhouses, shops, rooms, cellars, vaults, and other places by him, her, or them, made use of for the manufacturing, keeping, or selling Tobacco, Tobacco Stalks Spanish, Tobacco Stalks for To- bacco Stalk Flour, Snuff- work, Tobacco Stalk Flour, or Snuff, respectively, shall be situated, a just, true, and particular ac- count in writing, of the weight of the several quantities of Tobacco, Tobacco Stalks Spanish, Tobacco Stalks for Tobacco Stalk Flour, and Snuff, respeCtively, which shall, on the said 30th day of September 1789, be in his, her, or their custody or possession, specifying in such account how much thereof is unmanufactured- Tobacco; how much thereof Short Cut To- bacco ; how much thereof Shag Tobacco; hoW much thereof Roll Tobacco, completely manufactured; how much thereot Carrot Tobacco, completely manufactured; how much there- of Tobacco Stalks; how much thereof Spanish; how much thereof returns of Tobacco; how much thereof Tobacco Stalk Flour; how much thereof British Rappee Snuff; how much thereof Scotch Snuff; how much thereof Brown Scotch Snuff; and how much thereof Foreign Snuff, on pain of for- feiting for every neglect to deliver, or cause to be delivered such account, all such Tobacco, Tobacco Stalks Spanish, To- bacco Stalk Flour, and Snuff, respeCtively whereof no such ac- count shall be so delivered, together with the hogsheads, casks, and packages respeCtively, containing the same respeCtively; and such Tobacco, Tobacco Stalks Spanish, Tobacco Stalk Flour, Snuff, hogsheads, casks, and packages respeCtively, shall and may be seized by any officer or officers of Excise ;• that all and every Manufacturer and Manufacturers of Tobacco or Snuff shall, on or before the said 30th day of September 1789, deliver, or cause to be delivered upon oath, according to the best of his her, and their knowledge and belief, at the Office of Excise, within the compass or limits whereof his, her, or their respeCtive houses, warehouses, work houses, shops, rooms, cellars, vaults, and other places respeCtively, by him, her, or them, made use of for the manufacturing or keeping Tobacco, Tobacco Stalks, or Snuff- work, in operation, shall he situated, a just, true, and particular account in writing, of the weight of the several quantities of Tobacco, when put in operation for Short Cut Tobacco, Shag Tobacco, Roll To- bacco, and Carrot Tobacco respeCtively; of the weight of the several quantities of Tobacco Stalks, when put in operation for Spanish and Tobacco Stalk Flour respeCtively; and of the weight of the several quantities of Tobacco, Tobacco Stalks, and Returns of Tobacco when put in operation for British Rappee Snuff, Scotch Snuff, and Brown Scotch Snuff respeC- tively, which shall, on the said 30th day of September 1789, by; in his, her, or their custody or possession; and in such ac- count shall specify the number of his, her, or their Rolls and Carrots of Tobacco respeCtively, on pain of forfeiting for e- very neglect or refusal to deliver or cause to be delivered such account, all the Tobacco, Tobacco Stalks, and Snuff- Work re- speCtively in operation in his, her, or their custody or posses- sion, aud whereof no such account shall be delivered, together v i- J. the hogsheads, casks, and packages whatsoever, contain- ing the same respeCtively, and such Tobacco, Tobacco Stalks, and Snuff- work, hogsheads, casks, and packages respeCtively, shall and may be seized by any officer or officers of Excise— AND ALSO, That all Tobacco, Tobacco Stalks Spanish, To- bacco Stalks for Tobacco Stalk Flour, Snuff- work, Tobacco Stalk Flour, and Snuff, which shall, on the said 30th day of September 1789, or within ten days then next following, be found in the custody or possession of any Manufacturer or Ma- nufacturers of, or Dealer or Dealers in Tobacco or Snuff, and for, or in respeCt whereof, he, she, or they, shall not have suf- ficient credit on the Customhouse Books, or, in default there- of, shall not make sufficient proof, to the satisfaCtion of the said respeCtive Commissioncrs of Excise, that he, she, or they, bought the same in the fair way of trade, from some person or persons who was, or were openly known and reputed to be a regular Dealer or regular Dealers in Tobacco or Snuff, toge- ther with the hogsheads, cases, and packages whatsoever, con- taining such Tobacco, Tobacco Stalks Spanish, Tobacco Stalks for Tobacco Stalk Flour, Snuff- work, Tobacco Stalk Flour, and Snuff respeCtively, shall be forfeited; and such To- bacco, Tobacco stalks Spanish, Tobacco Stalks for Tobacco Stalk Flour, Snuff- work, Tobacco Stalk Flour, Snuff, Hogs- heads, Casks, and Packages respectively, shall and may be seized by any officer or officers of the Customs or Excise." By the said aCt, it is also declared and enaCted, " That all and every person and persons who shall manufacture Tobac- co, Tobacco Stalks, or Returns of Tobacco, or who shall ma- nufacture or flatten any Tobacco Stalks, or cut any Tobacco Stalks into what is commonly called Spanish, shall be deemed and taken to be a Manufacturer or Manufacturers of Tobac- co, within the meaning of that aCt; that all and every per- son and persons who shall grind or manufacture any Tobacco Stalk Flour, Snuff- work, or Snuff, shall be deemed and taken to be a Manufacturer or Manufacturers of Snuff; that all and every person and persons who shall sell any Tobacco, To- bacco Stalks, Returns of Tobacco, or any Tobacco Stalks flat- tened, or any Tobacco Stalks cut into what is commonly cal- led Spanifh, shall be deemed and taken to be a Dealer or Dealers in Tobacco; and that all and every person or per- sons who shall sell any Tobacco Stalk Flour, Snuff- work, or Snuff, shall be deemed and taken to be a Dealer or Dealers in Snuff, within the meaning of that act: ALSO, That all Plumb Cut, Black Leaf Lug, and Twist or Pig Tail Tobacco, shall be deemed and taken to be Roll Tobacco, within the mean- ing of that aCt; that all Tobacco Smalls sifted from Short Cut Tobacco, and Shag Tobacco, and all Returns of Spanish, shall be deemed and taken to be Returns of Tobacco; that all Sand sifted from Tobacco Smalls shall be deemed and ta- ken to be Tobacco Sand; that all Tobacco Stalks flattened and cut into what is commonly called Spanish, shall be deem- ed and taken to be Spanish; that all Tobacco Stalks stripped or taken from the leaf shall be deemed and taken to be To- bacco Stalks; that all Tobacco Stalks prepared or laid down for being manufactured or made into Tobacco Stalk Flour, shall be deemed and taken to be Tobacco Stalk Flour, within the meaning of that aCt." The COMMISSIONERS OF EXCISE think it proper to give public notice of the foregoing Clauses of this aCt of Par- liament, that none may pretend ignorance thereof; and that all concerned may duly comply with the several regulations and provisions therein contained. By order of the Board, JOHN THOMSON, SECRETARIES_ ADAM PEARSON, } SALE BY AUCTION, In that Wareroom above Mess. Braidwood and Bruce, South Bridge, Edinburgh, to commence on Friday first, at eleven o'clock . forenoon, THE whole Stock of Goods that belonged to Mess. HALL and JENKINS, late haberdashers and linen drapers, consisting of Printed Calicoes for gowns and furniture, Pocket Handkerchiefs, Shawls, Table Linens, Mus- lins, Demitties, Muslinets, Linens, Lawns, Cambrics, Men and Womens Cotton Stockings, Rich Black Armozeens, & c. See. As the above goods must be sold without reserve, the Pu- IMPEDIMENTS in SPEECH EFFECTUALLY CURED, AND OTHER DEFECTS OF UTTERANCE SURMOUNTED. MR ANGIER, NO. 87, Chapel- street, Edin- burgh, late of LONDON, has given many proofs of his success in his profession in this city and kingdom, as well as in England and Ireland, which is ready to be attested by some of the most respectible characters who nave been cured by him; but as these defeCts are . generally thought invincible to art, two high characters in the literary world, having known and recommended Mr Angier upwards of 20 years, for the benefit of those affliCted with these misfortunes, have honoured him with their CERTIFlCATES. The following are copies— " I Dr William Cullen, Physician, and Professor of Physic in the University of Edinburgh, hereby certify, That Mr Charles Angier has been long known to me as praCtising the art of curing Stammering, and of correCting many other Impedi- ments and Imperfections of Speech. I have had many instances of his success in these practices, and I have always found him very diligent in his attention, and very reasonable in the de- mands he made for his labour. In testimony of the above, I have subscribed this at Edinburgh the 23d June 1789. William Cullen."——-" I have had the fame, or nearly the fame know- ledge, of Mr Angier's skill and ability in curing Impediments of Speech, as Dr Cullen, and gladly subscribe to the DoCtor's opinion. Adam Smith. EDINR. AUG. 6.1789." TO LET FURNISHED, THAT Elegant House No. 5, in Queen's Street, with coach house and stables, fit to accommo- date a genteel family. Eor particulars, enquire at William Hamilton and Son, upholsterers, Canongate. CONTRACTORS FOR TURNPIKE ROADS WANTED THE Trustees for the Turnpike Roads with- in the DistriCt of DALKEITH, being resolvcd to put the Turnpike Roads in the said DistriCt in a sufficient state of repair— Notice is hereby given to Contractors who may be willing to undertake the reparation of the Turnpike Road be- twixt the Gibbet Toll Bar, near to Edinburgh, and the extre- mity of the county near to Deanburn Bridge; and of that Branch of the Turnpike Road in said DistriCt, leading from the Dalkeith Road, by Prestonfield and Niddry, to the Mus- selburgh Road, near to Hailes, and also the reparation of the crossroads conneCted with these great roads, that they may lodge their estimates for same with Mr Mitchelson, Nicolson- Street, Edinburgh, betwixt and the 5th October 1789, specifying the thickness and breadth of materials to be laid on the said Roads. The Trustees propose, that the Road from the Gibbet Toll Bar to Dalkeith, and the above Branch of the said Turnpike Road from the Dalkeith Road towards Musselburgh, shall be put into a sufficient state of repair in the first place, and that the undertakers shall begin to these repairs how soon the wea- ther will permit after the ensuing winter, and that proper materials may be preparing in the mean time; it is therefore expeCted, that those who propose to contraCt, will, in their estimate, specify the time against which they will undertake to have the above two parts of the said Turnpike Road put into a sufficient state of repair; and likewise they will specify the time against which, after completing the above works, they will undertake to put the remainder of the said Great Turnpike Road into a sufficient state of repair, from Dalkeith to the extremity of the County of Edinburgh, near Deanburn Bridge. * The Trustees upon thc Post Road leading from Clock- mill, by Muffelburgh, to the extremity of the County of Edinburgh, near Ravenshaugh Burn, are resolved to put that Road in a sufficient state of repair, and desire that an estimate of the expence thereof, and also an estimate of the expence of forming and making a Turnpike Road from Ber- nard Street, in Leith, through the Links, by the Toll Bar lately ereCted near Seafield, till the same joins the Post Road at the end of the Long Sands, may be given in as aboVe, be- twixt add the 5th of OCtober next. After putting these different Roads in a sufficient state of repair, the estimates may farther specify what annual sum will be required by the undertakers for keeping the said Roads in the like sufficient repair for a term of years, it being un- derstood, that, after the said roads shall be put in a sufficient state of repair, the materials shall be kept of an equal thick- ness during the whole term of the contraCt. CONTRACTORS FOR TURNPIKE ROADS WANTED. ' THE Trustees for the Turnpike Roads with - « - in the distriCt of LASSWADE, and county of EDIN- BURGH, being resolved to put the Turnpike Roads in the said distriCt in a sufficient state of repair, Notice is hereby gi- ven to ContraCtors who may be willing to undertake that part of the reparation, Or new making thereof, from the Grange Toll Bar to the fifth mile- stone near Lasswade, in the following manner, viz. from the Toll Bar to the first mile- stone, at Powburn, the road to be 36 feet in breadth, mettled 30 feet broad, the materials on the road included— From first to second mile- stone, 28 feet in breadth, mettled 23 feet broad, the materials on the road included— From fe. cond to third mile- stone, 27 feet in breadth, mettled 22^ feet broad, the materials on the road included— From third to fourth mile- stone, 27 feet in breadth, mettled 23 feet; all to be 12 inches thick of mettle in the middle, and 10 inches at the sides, the materials on the road included— And from the fourth to the fifth mile- stone, 23 feet in breadth, mettled 21^ feet broad, and 10 inches thick of mettle in the middle, and 9 inches at the sides, the materials on the road included. And the road from the first mile- stone at Powburn, through Nether Libberton, to the fifth mile- stone on the New- bottle road, to be made as follows, viz. From the first to the second mile- stone, 22| feet in breadth, mettled 17 feet broad.— From second to third mile- stone, 22 feet in breadth, mettled l6- § feet broad.— From third to fourth mile- stone, 20J feet in breadth, mettled 16 feet broad; and the whole breadth of metals to be 12 inches deep; and from the fourth to the fifth mile- stone 22 feet in breadth, mettled 15^ feet broad, and 10 inches thick of mettle in the middle, and 7 inches at the sides, the materials on the road included. The repairs to be begun how soon the weather will per- mit after the ensuing winter, and proper materials therefor prepared in the mean time ; and in the estimates, the time specified against which they will undertake to have the above two parts of the said turnpike roads put in sufficient repair; and after they are so done, what annual sum they will take for keeping the said roads in the same state for a term of years, both as to the breadth and thickness of materials as before, and in which they must be received off the Contrac- tor's hands. No stones to be laid upon the road unless broke to the size of a hen's egg; and such stones upon the roads at present ( as are above that size), to be raised and reduced to the same. The keeping the water tables clear, and always deeper than the bottom of the bed of the mettles, gathering the loose stones in dry weather, & c. included. The persons willing to contraCt, are also desired to say, what difference it would make in a bargain for keeping the said roads after they have been so repaired, if the roads before mentioned were all to be enlarged and mettled ten feet more than they are at present. People who contraCt for, and repair the said roads, to the satisfaCtion of the Trustees, and give undoubted security for the performance of their contraCt, and the after repair of the road, will have a good chance for a preference as to other roads within the district. It being understood that the pro- posal of no persons will be agreed to without satisfaCtory se- curity. Any persons willing to contraCt for the above roads in the manner before specified, may lodge estimates tor the same TO THE CURIOUS IN TEA. BISHOP AND Co. Tea and Spirit Dealers, and Grocers, from London, respeCtfully inform the Nobility, Gentry, and others, that they have opened a Warehouse, cor- ner of REGISTER STREET, East Side of the Register Of- fice, New Town, Edinburgh, where they are selling, for ready money, on low terms, the most pure, fresh, and finest favour- ed TEAS, which are furnished by one of the partners, who is a merchant in London, and has thereby an opportunity of se- leCting at tbe East India Company's sales, Teas of the very best quality. s. d. Good Green Tea, 3s. 4d. and 3s. 6d. Fine Singlo, 4 o Ditto Bloom, 4s. 6d. & 5 o Very Good Hyson, 6 o Fine ditto, 7 o Very fine ditto, 8s. and 9 o Superfine ditto, 10 o Best Superfine, la o Fine Gunpowder ditto, la o Sir Hans Sloan's Milk Cho- Colate, 5 6 True Churchman's do. 5 6 Best Plain ditto, 4 O Bohea Tea, Is. iocl & 2 Good Congo, 3s. 2d. & 3 Fine ditto, 4 Superfine dittoes. 6d. & 5 Fine Souchong, 6 Very fine ditto, 7 Superfine ditto, of the Padrae flavour, 8 O Very finest Turky Cof- fee, 5 o Fine West India ditto, 4 o Good ditto, 3 o Fry Patent Cocoa, % 6 Cocoa Shells, 1 8 Very Good ditto 3 o SUGARS of all sorts, and choice TABLE FRUIT. CANDLES. AS CRICHTON, OTTO, and Co. soap and candle manufacturers, have now given up the candle branch in favour of CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONG, one of the partners, who has purchased their whole stock of candles, and continues to carry on the same business, in the town of DALKEITH, under the firm of THOMAS DICK and CO. where the public may depend upon being served with the different kinds of candle of the very best quality, old made, and 011 the most reasonable terms. Commissions will be punctually answered. ALLOA, SEPT. I. 1789. THIS day the Public School here was exa- mined before a numerous and respectable meetin of the inhabitants, when the several Classes gave the highest sa tisfaCtion to all present. Many pieces in the English Collections were read and re- peated with much propriety and correCtness. ' The different Latin Classes, and one in Greek, underwent a long and par- ticular examination, in which they discovered great acquaint- ance with the grammatical parts of both languages, and ren- dered them into English with the utmost ease, at opening thc book. The progress they had made since last year was very remarkable, so that the Gentlemen to Whom the task of exa- mining was assigned, could not forbear expressing their high- est approbation,-— and thought themselves bound in justice to give this testimony to the abilities, diligence, and attention of MR WHITE, the Rector, and MR PATERSON, his Assist- ant. JAMES FRAME, JOHN DUNCAN, WILL. OSBORN, ROB. MOODIE, JOHN JAMESON, Bailie, N. B. Mr White has good accommodation for BOARD- Ministers. ERS,— and will do every thing in his power to keep up the reputation which Alloa has long had of a Boarding School. All the common branches of Education are taught on the easiest terms. CUPAR, 4TI Sept. 1789. wE, this day, assisted in examining the * * Grammar School' of Cupar, and received much plea- sure, from the fine appearance of the boys in the different classes: In particular, the accurate knowledge which they discovered of the principles, both of the English and Latin languages, gave us an high idea of the abilities and dili- gence of MR BAYNE, the Latin master. Impressed with a deep sense of his merit, we heartily join in recommending him as a skilful, indefatigable, and successful teacher, and consequently as deferring of the greatest encouragement. We were likewise very well satisfied with the method of teaching, and ti. e proficiency of the scholars under the charge of MR WISEMAN, the English teacher; particularly with his method of teaching arithmetic, writing, and book- keep- ing. G. CAMPBELL. MICHAEL GREENLAW. JAMES M'DONALD. NOTICE TO the Creditors of JOHN CROLL, some time farmer and victual merchant at Mains of Glen- bervie, late in Lilyflat. That, upon the application of a creditor qualified in terms of the statute, Lord Alva, as Ordinary officiating on the bills, upon the 8th of September current, sequestrated the whole real and personal estate of the said John Croll, wherever si- tuated; and appointed his creditors to meet in the house of John Milne, vintner at Mill of Stonehaven, on Friday the 25th current, at twelve o'clock noon, to name an interim fac- tor upon the sequestrated estate aforesaid; and granted war- rant, in the usual form, for receiving the productions of the creditors, and for the other purposes mentioned in the statute. Of which this public notice is given to all concerned. NOTICE TO the Creditors of JOHN NUCCLE, junior, shipmaster in Alloa. The circumstances which have hitherto retarded the divi- sion of John Nuccle's funds being now removed, it is propo- sed that the adjourned dividend among his creditors shall be struck immediately. If any of the creditors have not yet lodged their vouchers and grounds of debts, they are required to do so betwixt and Saturday the 19th current, certifying those who fail, that the dividend will then be made among those who have lodged claims duly proved. And a general meeting of the creditors is requested within the house of George M'Echnie vintner in Stirling, on Thursday the 15th of OCtober, in order to receive said dividend, and give such further directions as shall seem necessary. Such of the cre- ditors as have claimed for preference on the alleged claim of bottomry, are defired to give intimation to the trustee, whe- ther or not, in consequence of the late decision of the House of Peers, they have relinquished such claim. Ro. BANKS, jun. Trustee. STIRLING, 10th Sept. 1789. NOTICE TO the Creditors of ANDREW ANGUS, Mer- chant in Dunfermline. That, at a meeting of the creditors of the said Andrew An- gus, held at Dunfermline upon the 3d day of September cur- rent, for the purpose of chusing an interim faCtor on his se- questrated estate, Andrew Adie, writer in Dunfermline, was elected into that office ; and a general meeting of the credi- tors appointed to be held within the house of John Wilson, vintner in Dunfermline, upon Thursday the 8th OCtober next, at 12 o'clock noon, in order to chuse a trustee on said seques- trated estate, in terms of the statute. And, on an application of the said Andrew Adie to the Sheriff- substitute of Fifeshire, he has fixed Tuesday next the 15th inst. at 12 o'clock noon, and Tuesday in each of the three succeeding weeks, at the same hour, within the Court- house of Cupar, for the public examination of the said An- drew Augus, his family, and others acquainted with his busi- ., 1', ir„; maf;„ n u h, rebv given to all con THE LONDON GAZETTE, SEPT. 5. Brussels, Sept. I. , ACCOUNTS have been received here from Liege, dated the 30th ult. that the Prince Bi- shop had left that country ab- ruptly, and that the States were to assemble on the following day. N K R U P T S. Ol Piccadilly, county of Middlesex, Wine and brandy merchant— George Finlay, of Berwick up- on Tweed, master mariner. [ This Gazette contains an address to his Majesty from the Ministers and Elders of the Provincial Synod of Orkney— Clergymen residing in Barbadoes— Governor, Council, and Assembly of St Vincent's— also one front the Governor, & c. of St Vincent's to the Queen.]- B A John Hickenbottom, LONDON, SEPTEMBER 7. FRANCE. Our accounts are very various as to the money- casks lately stopped. According to some, they con- tained only worn- out sol- and- half pieces, with o- ther small coin, destined for the use of their West India Islands, where the inhabitants are in great want of a copper coinage. According to other Accounts, they were filled with gold, going to the Count D'Artois, and intended for the purpose of levying troops, and other military preparations. Another circumstance concerning which the minds of people are much divided, arises from a motion made a few days since in the National As- sembly. This was, that the King and Royal Fa- mily should be addressed to remove from Versailles to Paris, there to be under the guard of their faith- ful citizens. The motion occasioned great de- bates ; and it is much to be feared, from this and some other matters, that a party spirit is stealing into our national councils, which may, in the end, overturn all that has hitherto been done. The artizans of different classes in Paris have in a body demanded of the Magistrates, that all ar- tists, who are not natives of France, shall be im- mediately obliged to depart. This occasions much embarrassment ; it being but too true, that there is not at present employment to give bread both to natives and foreigners. The domestics of Paris have likewise assembled, and insist that an account shall be immediately ta ken of all those who are out of employ, of those in place, and of those who have obtained a property in service ; that the two latter classes may be obli ged to raise a fund for the support of such of the first class as are destitute thereof. It is very diffi- cult for the Magistrates to act on these critical oc- casions, as a revolt would in all probability be the consequence of a refusal in either instance. All the labourers belonging to the provinces, who were employed in the public works at Paris, were sent from thence the 29th of August, each person being allowed three sous per league to bear their expences to their own homes, where, upon their arrival, each was to receive four livres four sous to maintain him until he could get employ ment. It was this day publicly rumoured, that Mad d'Artois took her departure yesterday, and that Monsieur, the King's brother, accompanied her. A subterraneous passage has been discovered, which communicated from the Bastile to the powder magazine. SWEDES AND RuSSIANS. A transaction which has lately taken place be tween the King of Sweden and his adversaries in Finland, may probably, in its consequences, anni- hilate those distinctions it has been so much the ob ject of all civilized nations to establish— distinctions which have been found to lessen the horrors of war, whilst not one national advantage has been lost by . extending kindness to those brave men, who cease to be enemies the moment they are prisoners. A Russian officer was taken prisoner at Hogs- fors, to whom his Swedish Majesty wished to give his parole ; and as he was desirous at the same time of shewing some civility to the Prince Labanoff, Colonel of the regiment to which the captive be longed, he ordered Baron Klingsporre, his Aid- de- camp General, to write a polite letter to the Prince, and send back the officer on his parole. This was done on the 20th of July. A trumpet, accompa nied by a Swedish officer, conducted the Russian prisoner. Arrived at the advanced posts of the enemy, the trumpet sounded, and they hailed ; but the only answer they received was, the double dis- charge of arquebusses from the Cossacs and Chas- seurs; and notwithstanding a second sounding of the trumpet, the signal of truce, the firing was continued. The officers and the trumpet were ob liged to retire and return. The King was still at Hogsfors, when they gave him an account of the reception of his trumpet: His Majesty, supposing that so strange a conduct could be owing only to the usual licentiousness of the barbarous and undisciplined bands who compose the light troops of the Russian army, and that even their own officers could not restrain them, ordered Baron de Klingsporre to write a letter to the Prince de Nassau, who commanded the Russian squadron then stationed off the bay of Frederick- sham, to inform him of what had happened, and to send his letter to Prince Labanoff, through that channel; persuaded, that with an officer like the Prince de Nassau, he had no reason to fear the vio lation of the laws of war. , The Baron acted according to his directions ; and as the Prince de Nassau was perfonally known to the King, his Majesty added a complimentary postscript to the letter, in his own hand- writing. The Prince thought himself under a necessity of re- ferring the letter to the Commander in Chief, Count Mussin- Puschin, and therefore only returned verbal compliments to the King, at the time.— Nine days after, however, in return for his Majesty's polite- ness and attention, he received the following very singular letter, written by Count Mussin Puschin to the Priuce de Nassau, and inclofed in a note from the Prince to Baron Klingsporre. Camp near the village of Kowla, July 28. " My dear Prince, I give you my ideas on the letter written to you by the Baron de Klingsporre, and particularly on the postcript in the hand- writing of the King of Sweden, and which I beg you will transmit to him. The war that it pleased the King of Sweden to commence against us, departs in its own nature from the common rules adopted by civilized na- tions. His Swedish Majefty cannot support it but in violence to good faith ; it is occasioned by no outrage of ours; but is in direct violation of the bonds which by solemn treaties bind us together, as well as in open violence of the engagements which he entered into with his own nation. Un- dertaken thus against all faith, this war therefore hardly deserves the name. It is devoid of all na- tional motives, and even of the national sanction, which alone could legalize its origin. 1 The respect due to crowned heads prevents me from speaking of the real motives of this war in the terms which properly belong to them. You may suppose what they are by what I have said 1 and those who fight for such a cause, are either the accomplices or victims of seduction and con.- straint. In the mean time, however, humanity and justice ought to be exercised above all things. Those virtues have guided the conduct of the Em- press. She has particularly manifested them in her scrupulous regard to the rights of neutral nations, not merely in not troubling their peace, but in secu- ring to them the freedom of their commerce and navigation, according to the principles which she some time ago avowed, and to which the King of Sweden was the first to accede. ' When this conduct is compared with the hor- rid and shocking plot, contrived by a Minister ac- knowledged by his Swedish Majesty, to burn the Ruffian squadron stationed at Copenhagen, and with it the residence of a Sovereign who had received that Minister under the sacred safeguard of public faith and the recent capture of a neutral vessel, in a neutral port, by a Swedish privateer, in the most traiterous and perfidious manner ; we cannot be embarrassed to decide, if we are to receive lessons of humanity and generosity from an enemy who are ignorant of their first principles, or who at least have no scruple in violating them all. " This, my dear Prince, according to my judg- ment, is the answer that you should send to the shocking and unjust reproach made against us, in the strange letters which they have transmitted to you. To save you the trouble of entering into the detail of my letter, I give you free leave to send a copy of it entire to Baron de Klingsporre, con- tenting yourself with referring to it in the billet, which you will transmit along with it. " As to the personal matter to yourself, my dear Prince, contained in the postscript written by the King of Sweden himself, it depends entirely on your Royal Highness to answer in what way you think proper, or not to answer at all. We know, as well as his Swedish Majesty, that the love of honour and glory guide you ; but we believe, that when this love exposes you to real dangers, you mingle with it a motive more noble and more seri- ous than the pretended compliment of this Prince suggests ; and that the sentiments of admiration, zeal, and respect to the Empress, of which you have already given so many proofs, joined with the esteem and friendship which you have for her subjects, are the true motives which have deter- mined you to offer her your services, and to parti cipate in her dangers. " I have the honour to be, " MUSSIN PUSCHIN." The King and Queen continue well at Wey- mouth ; the late bad weather making no other alteration in their plan, than interrupting their par- ties on the water. The Prince of Wales yesterday dined with the Duke of Clarence, at Richmond. The Duke of York yesterday took an airing in', his phaeton— We were sorry to behold his Royal Highness appear so very indifferently ! A general naval promotion, it is now confidently said, will take place very soon. The Admirals are to come down to the Hon. Keith Stewart, who will be included. An augmentation, and fome new arrangements, in the corps of marines, are also talked of. Intelligence has arrived this day from Italy, that the Republic of Venice has concluded a for- mal treaty of offensive and defensive alliance with the Courts of Petersburgh and Vienna, and has thereby thrown off every thing that bore the sem- blance of an attachment to the Ottoman Porte. The Russian fleet is still at sea, under four Ad- mirals ; and consists of 34 ships of the line, besides frigates. The Swedes are in Carlscrone harbour, waiting a reinforcement of five men of war from Stock- holm. Advices were received from Paris this day at noon. In that city, a fresh foment is raised, on account of the patriotic party demanding the re- sidence of the Royal Family, at Paris, and the Queen opposing such an arbitrary demand, and de- murring at leaving the Palace of Versailles. This is likely to be an object of fresh regret, and mutual remonstrance. The report of the day, which, though not de- void of probability, has not yet been confirmed, is, that the Brabanters have shaken off the yoke of the Emperor; that the King of Pruffia has fent 40,000 men to their assistance; that this force has been joined by 2000 of the inhabitants of Brussels; that the Imperial troops have laid down their arms, aud that two regiments have joined the Prussians. A letter from Lille, says, that " after the Vis- comte de Belzunce was beheaded, the women took his head, and roasted and eat it."— They who be- lieve this, may be said to swallow any thing ! ' this day arrived a mail from Lisbon, brought to Falmouth by the Expedition packet, in ten days. The celebrated Speech of M. le Due de ROCHefOu- CAULT, on the establishment of the LIBERTy of the FRENCH PRESS. Messieurs, Surrounding nations talk much of the great re- volution which this country has effected for itself. But the work is but half done. We have un- doubtedly destroyed many odious infringements on the liberty of the subject. Lettres de cachet are now no more 1 The Bastile is in ruins ! French troops no longer march, at the word of imperious and unlicensed authority, into the houses and over the property of the unoffending subject. No they have vindicated their characters, in ranking them- selves as citizens rather than soldiers. We have obtained, it is true, fair and honest liberty in de- bate : But this— all this— is establishing a free con- stitution only by halves. How shall posterity— how shall those who might value us afterwards, feel and perceive that we have done right— without we are able to transmit to them, by means of a Free Press, the result of all our thoughts ? Then only can they determine, coolly and delibe- rately, that feeling as men, we have acted as such. That the whole country, nearly as one indivi- dual, rose together, and, sick of oppression that seemed to know no bound, vindicated its claims to be heard and redressed. Without the establishment of a free press, all this great work, that now only waits the comple- ting hand, falls unfinished, and may die unremem- bered. Our sons, who can only judge from what they see, and feel from what they read, may impute to their fathers motives which they knew not, and sources of action which never guided their condudt. On these grounds, let all we have done be fairly delivered down by our writers to posterity. Let there be in the fair freedom of the press an open and liberal canvass of our deeds— an investigation of our conduct— a fair blame or an honest praise of all that Frenchmen have dared to do, and been obli ged to suffer. But, Messieurs, great as this advantage would be, which would thus result to ourselves from free prints— yet they will continue, under due regula- tions, to be the daily, the hourly monitors of those who are to live after us, who are to guard what we have transmitted to them, and who may learn to avoid, by such means, any thing we may have done amiss. A free press I hold to be the great safeguard of all laws and all morals. It is the supplement to that due restriction of smaller offences, which law points out, but some- times cannot reach. It is the perpetual thorn in the sides of those, whose petty infringements of the orders of society amount not to crimes, but yet pollute the sources of honour and virtue— which avoid public cogni- zance, yet wound domestic peace— which creep away from the hands of justice, and yet leave all their malignity behind them — the perpetrators of such offences ever dread the press ; and therefore, by honest and brave men, ever should the due free- dom of the press be cherished 1 If we want precedent, if we need example, to exhort us to that which is right, look to England — who long having enjoyed freedom, and therefore judging well of its blessings, have secured by free writing, what free men have atchieved. In the diurnal publications of that country, are to be found much that does honour to human ge- nius, and the best rights of human nature. Why should Frenchmen then fear to make an experiment, that a country, whose systems of juris- prudence are the admiration of all enlightened people, has found to be so salutary and so effective to the rights of its citizens ? Let us then, my countrymen, throw aside these unworthy shackles that still fetter our opinions 1 Let us finish the great work which now we have but begun ! Let us, in the name and vindication of all that is most dear to us, this day establish, free press for France ! Of what have we to be ashamed ? What publi- cation of our sentiments have we cause to dread ? Boldly will I aver for all present—" None 1" Then let concealment no longer mark the coun- cils of this country. Let silence and secrecy, let planted spies, and premeditated information, die with that dungeon to which their votaries were destined. Frenchmen, my dear countrymen, are free ! Let that sound be recorded ; and that its remembrance may live for ever, that when written, it may not be erased, and that its impression may instigate to every great deed, let this day deliver to our poste- rity the established freedom of the press. Comparative state of the Customs, Excise, & c. for the weeks ending September 5. 1788, and Sep- tember 4. 1789. 1788. 1789. £• s. d. £ ,. d. 118,495 xi 112,806 to 3 215,143 o o 249,117 o o 21 368 O 4 31,456 o o 17,960 14 4 29,438 7 9 Customs, Excise, Stamps, Incidents, Total, £. 371,969 6 si £- 4", 817 18 \ The Tontine is a mill- stone about the necks of the owners. People, in general, either meditate deeply on death, or have no notion of living twenty years, to receive seven and a half per cent, for their money. Amongst the few curiosities hitherto imported from Botany Bay, is a leaf of very uncommon pro perties— the most extraordinary is, that when dried4 even without being pulverised, it goes off on the application of a match, with an explosion somewhat in the manner of gunpowder— the air is afterwards agreeably perfumed. Experiments are now ma- king, to try what force it may possess, compared with other materials of explosion. A fact.— In a village not many miles from Lon don, a married gentleman keeps a mistress, by whom he has several children. In the same village lives the gentleman's wife and several children of the marriage. But what is more extraordinary is, the husband, the wife, and the mistress, never miss at- tending divine worship in the parish church on Sun- days, and respectively bow and curtsy to each other from their several pews. This is a refinement in luxury and morals to which our grandfathers were entirely strangers. DIED. Friday morning, at half past one o'clock, at her seat at Hanworth, the Duchess of St Alban's, after a severe and pain- ful illness ( a cancer in her breast), which at last turned to a mortification.— The late Duchess of St Alban's was daughter of the present Earl of Besborough, by his only Lady, who was of the Noble House of Cavendish. Her Grace was born the 25th of October 1742, and was married to the Honour- able Aubrey Beauclerk, now Duke of St Alban's, on the 4th of May 1763. EDINBURGH. Prince OF WALES. On Monday evening his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales arrived at Wentworth House, the seat of the Right Hon. Earl Fitzwilliam ; and on Wednesday his Lordship, in honour of his royal visitor, gave the most splendid and magnificent en- tertainment that was ever witnessed in this part of England. Anxiously expecting to behold the il- lustrious visitor, not less than 20,000 people were assembled before the front of the house early in the afternoon. About four o'clock he returned from a morning visit to Lord Strafford, and their highest hopes were fully gratified. He alighted from his horse amidst the acclamations of thousands, and, with that endearing affability which is his popular characteristic, he exhibited himself in the portico of the faloon, and was received with a warmth of applause which could not but be acceptable as the genuine effusion of hearts untainted by party pre- judices, eager to testify their affectionate attach- ment to the House of Brunswick in the person of the heir apparent. After this condescension of the Prince, he and the Nobility that were with him retired to dinner; during which period, large bonfires were lighted on the eminences of the park. After dinner, the Prince, Lord and Lady Fitzwilliam, his Grace of Norfolk, Sir Thomas Dundas and family, and other gentlemen of distinction, the suite, & c. appeared again in the portico, and by means of a speaking trumpet held intercourse with the delighted multi- tude. A call of silence being made, The King's Health was drank by the Prince, and followed by loud and repeated acclamations. The Prince after this again filled his glass, and gave the two follow- ing toasts: 1st, Happiness to the People; 2d, Pro- sperity to the Manufactures of Yorkshire. Lord Fitz- william proclaimed three toasts from the top of the ballustrade. The Prince's Health was first given, which seemed to meet with louder applause ( if pos- sible) than any that had before been given. His Lordship then drank The Duke of York, and after- wards The Duke of Clarence.— The Duke of Nor- folk gave the following toast, Loyalty to the King, Love to the Prince, and Freedom to the People. The spectators were all this while gratified by the Prince's presence, who some part of the time held up Lord Milton ( a beautiful Cherub, three years old) the only child of Earl Fitzwilliam, to see and be seen by the surrounding thousands. The shades of evening now veiled the distant prospect, and the company retired to dress for the ball. The ball opened at half past ten. It were im- possible to describe its brilliancy; we shall give the outlines only, and the imaginations of our readers must supply the rest. The saloon is a very large square room 12 yards high, in the midle of which is a gallery. Variegated marble pillars run up on each side niches which contain charming statues of heathen deities, & c. The fire- places were hidden by a profusion of flowering shrubs and aromatics in pyramidical forms, which had a cool pleasing ef- fect. Pendant from the ceiling hangs a circular chandelier, which contained about 200 very large tapers. As close as they could be placed round the- lower edge of the gallery, hung three rows of various coloured lamps of a globular form. Under the gallery they hung in loops; on the marble pil- lars they were all white, and festoons of the differ- ent coloured ones connected the pillars round the room ; the space above each festoon being filled with lamps in the form of a diamond, alternately green, blue, red, yellow, & c. the contrasted colours greatly heightened the effect. Round the cornice at the top the same order was observed, but the lights were not so numerous. The whole number of these small lamps was 8250. The most high- wrought conceptions must fall short of the singular brilliancy of the scene at first entering, increased by the elegant assemblage of upwards of 700 visitors; the ladies in charming light fancy dresses, composed of gauzes, tiffany, or muslin ; the head dresses, chiefly small hats, at the back or side of the head, ornamented with plumes of feathers, and wreathes of flowers intermixed with brilliants, pearls, & c. The prince opened the ball by a minuet with the beautiful and accomplished Countess of Mexborough ; he also led her down two country dances. The unaffected condescen- sion of his Royal Highness's behaviour, and the cheerful satisfaction of his looks, must have been highly pleasing to his noble host, and impressed the distinguished guests with the most flattering idea of his affable disposition. At a quarter after two the supper rooms were thrown open, and displayed l : \ I > 4- 1 1 • « ' i ' such a profusion of delicious viands and elegant de- corations, as rarely meet the eye. In short, every rarity money could purchase for fancy conceive.— To enumerate every delicacy, or every ornament, would exceed all proper limits, and we can enter no farther into the table decorations, than remark- ing, that the Prince's supper room, and one other room, were served entirely in plate. In the for- mer, the side- table embellishments for the greater part were solid gold ; the side- table itself appeared inlaid and ornamented with gold. After fupper, the company returned to the ball- room, from whence they did not depart till six o'clock, and then it was with difficulty they prevailed with them-, selves to quit the magic ground, where taste, ele- gance, and affability, formed spells almost too powerful to be broken by sober reason. There was supposed to be about 300 carriages at Wentworth house. The servants and post- boys were all entertained with a good substantial cold Collation in the Riding House ( which is capable of holding several hundreds without inconvenien- cy) ; and, much to the credit of so numerous a company of servants of all descriptions, the utmost regularity and order was preserved. The populace in the park were regaled with 60 hogsheads of ale, which, like so many pieces of artillery, did amazing execution. Numbers of stout, able- bodied men, and women too, were, by its potent influence, brought low, and scattered in various parts ; and, during the interregnum of reason, several were eased of their watches, and other portable articles of va- lue ; and it is supposed the light- fingered gentry made a decent evening's harvest. Sorry we are to relate, that one of the waggons, loaded with ale, after the horses were taken out, was set a going down the hill. A man, in endeavouring to stop it, was run over, and so much bruised that he died the next morning. Another had an arm broke, and a third a foot terribly crushed. But amongst such a multitude, the wonder is that we hear of no more accidents. The Prince left Wentworth- house on Thurs- day to dine with the Hon. Mr Saville, at Rufforth, in Nottinghamshire, and carries with him the happy consciousness of having impressed all ranks of peo- ple with the highest opinion of his manners and conduct ; and he was graciously pleased to express uncommon satisfaction at the whole of his York- shire journey, and highly commended the decorum observed by such a numerous body of people as were assembled on the ball night at Wentworth. Lord Fitzwilliam's household had all rich dress liveries for this occasion ; and we shall finish our faint description by a bold assertion, that no public entertainment whatever ( that given at Windsor ex- cepted) has been so liberally furnished, so elegantly displayed, or so properly conducted as the above." In going to London from Wentworth House the Prince of Wales encountered an alarming accident, but which, providentially, _ was attended by no ill consequence. About two miles on the other side of Newark, a cart crossing the road struck the axle of the Prince's coach, and overturned it. It was on the verge of a slope, and the carriage fell a con- siderable way, turned over twice, and was shivered ~ to pieces. There were in the coach with his Roy- al Highness, Lord Clermont, Colonel St Leger, and Warwick Lake, Esq. Two of the Prince's servants were on the box. We rejoice to be able to say, that the Prince received little injury. He suffered only a slight contusion in the shoulder, and his wrist was sprain- ed. His Highness was undermost in the first fall, and by the next roll of the carriage was brought uppermost, when he, with his usual activity and presence of mind, disengaged himself, and was the first to disengage and rescue his fellow travellers. Lord Clermont was the most hurt. He is much wounded in the face, and is otherwise so severely bruised, that he was obliged to remain at Newark. The other gentlemen were, like the Prince, for- tunate enough to escape but little hurt. The ac- cident happened at ten o'clock at night, and it was a clear moon- light.— It was the Prince's own tra- velling coach, with hired horses and postillions— it was occasioned by the wilfulness of the postillions, who drove to clear the cart with their common pre cipitation. Warwick Lake's post- chase being close behind, the Prince and Lord Clermont went for- ward in it to Newark, where he slept, and pro- ceeded to Lcndon the next morning. A few days ago arrived in town the Right Hon Lord Loughborough. The Earl of Balcarras is appointed Colonel of the 63d regiment of foot, in room of the Earl of Waldegrave, promoted to the 14th regiment. By letters received per the Hibernia, of Dublin, James Scallion master, which arrived there on Tues- day last from New York, after a passage of five weeks, we are informed, that a treaty had been lately concluded between Congress and the Court of Madrid, which, it is said, would prove highly advantageous to the American States. By this treaty, Spain is to cede to Congress a large tract of land bordering on Florida, and the Americans were to enjoy the same privileges as the most fa- voured nation, in cutting logwood in the Bay of Honduras. A gentleman just returned from France, informs us, that the people were determined and unanimous in favour of the revolution. A part of the nobi- lity and superior clergy were against it, but the middling and inferior clergy were strongly in fa- vour of it, and wore the national cockade on their breasts. The people in general spoke highly of the English, and declared that the new constitution • was to be formed on the model of the British con- stitution, as the most perfect that had hitherto ap- peared in the world. Our correspondent was pre- sent in the church of Valenciennes when high mass was performed, by order of the Magistrates, on account of the return of M. Necker.— The Ma- gistrates attended in their robes, and the militia and troops came into church, and grounded their arms; and mass was performed in the most solemn and august manner. It was a novel spectacle, to behold mass performed and Te Deum sung, by a Roman Catholic congregation, in a Roman Catho- lic church, for tfie return of a Pruteftant. During the time our correfpondent was at Valenciennes, three people were executed, two of them for rob- bing an abbey of 6000 livres, and one for cutting down the green corn. On account of the abun- dant harveft, bread had fallen from three pence to three halfpence a pound. On Monday 31ft of Auguft arrived at Portf- mouth from Nova Scotia, after a paflage of nine- teen days, the 42d regiment, or Royal Highlanders. This regiment has beeii in America fince fummcr 1 ; 76. . They came from Ireland to Glafgow in 1775, where they were recruited to upwards of one thoufand ftrong, and failed from the Clyde, with the 7til of two battalions, and a number of additional companies for regiments then America. The 42d fignalized themfelves 011 the White Plains, at Brandywin, and moft of the adtions in the eaftern provinces of America, but were happily fe- cluded from fhaiing in that gallant martial atchieve- ment called a Mifchianza, celebrated at Philadel- phia, 011 the departure of General Sir William Howe. On Monday was married at Hart- thorn, near Dumfries, John Martin, Efq. of Kilwhanity, to Mifs Mary King. Lately died, at Dually, near Dunkeld, Mr John Stewart, aged eighty- nine. That gentleman was fo remarkable for agility and ftrength, that a bet ha- ving been laid a few years ago, that he would walk from Dunkeld to London ( 450 miles) in five days, he accomplifhed the journey in four days and fix hours. Died, at Aberdeen, upon the 27th of laft month, in the 82d year of her age, Mrs Elifabeth Wilfon, widow of Mr Alexander Strachan, late minilter of Keig. . His Majefty has granted a free pardon to An- drew Paton, late tenant at Cambus, near Alloa, who was convidted at Stirling fome time ago of theft, and fentenced to be tranfported to Botany Bay. Paton, we hear, had behaved with great de- corum on the paflage up to Plymouth, and been very ufeful in communicating to the mafter of the veflel the fchemes of fome of the defperatc convidts for regaining their liberty. The following inflance of the ' fatal efledts of drinking raw fpirits happened lately in the parifh of Fettercairn, in the Mearns :— Some dykers who had finifhed a piece of work, and received fome drink- money, laid it out in whiflcy, hot from the ftill, and fat down by the road fide to drink it.— Four men paffing by with their carts were accofted by them, and afked to partake of their liquor, which they imprudently did ; and the melancholy confequence was, that one of the carters died on the fpot, and another, it is thought, cannot fur- vive. Laft week a farmer in the parifh of Belhelvie dri- ving his cart, the horfes took fright, and, in en- deavouring to ftop them, he fell down and was crufhed in fuch a manner, that he furvived only an hour. Lord Gardenfton arrived at Aberdeen on Friday, and fet out on Saturday for Troup Houfe. On Saturday laft the Battery Hofpital, at Aber- deen, fitted up three months fince for the recep- tion of the fifhermen of Footdee, and their families, was fhut up by the diredtion of the phyficians, and the other gentlemen who fuperintended this truly ufeful and benevolent eftablifhment. Although the expeiice unavoidably incurred upon the occafion has been confiderable, in the neceffary fupport of the Hofpital, and the requifite aid to thofe families, the heads of whom had been difabled by illnefs, yet the fubferibers have much reafon to be pleafed, that the condition of a very ufeful and grateful fet of people has been rendered comfortable, a check has been given to an alarming and fpreading difeafe, and that " the bleffing of thofe who were ready to perifh has fallen upon them." Laft Friday three Irifhmen, who call themfelves Patrick Fitzpatrick, James Muldroch, and James Thomfon, were imprifoned at Dumfries, for break- ing into the houfes of Jofeph Black and James fyl'Naught, and robbing them of a variety of ar- ticles. Fitzpatrick and Muldroch were armed with clubs, and the better to difguife themfelves, had white fhirts above their cloaths, and tkeir faces blackened. Thomfon adted as a guard at the door of both houfes. When they were apprehended, the articles they had ftolen were found in their poflef- fion. On Suoday night, a houfe in Charlotte- ftreet, Glafgow, was broke into. Several valuable ar- ticles, and fome wearing apparel, were carried off. The thieves attempted to get into fome other houfes in the fame ftreet. , The following is an accurate ftatement of the produce of the principal orchards in Clydefdale this feafon. Camnethan, 286I.— Milton, 157I.— Dalferf, 132I.— Dalziel, 93I.— Waygatefhaw, 80L— Dal- patrick, 58I.— Mauldflie, 561. The following letter is an anfwer to one fent from a gentleman in Scotland to his friend in Ire- land, enquiring what progrefs that country have made in trade. Dublin, 13th Augujl 1789. " Since the liberty of a free trade was granted us, our trade and commerce have been yearly in- creafing, our manufadtures alfo are extending— Our linen manufadture was never in a more flou- rilhing ftate, increafing both in quantity and fine- nefs every year— Our iron and fteel niamifadtures are on the increafe, though they advance but flow- ly. Glafs- works and fugar houfes are eredting in diffeient parts of the kingdom— Our woollen and hofiery manufadtures have made a good progrefs, chiefly for home confumption. The filk manufac- tures of Ireland are by no means to be delpifed, it is computed there are above 2000 filk weavers in Dublin, where the manufadlute is chiefly confined. The cotton manufadture feems to fucceed beft next to the linen branch ; in the cotton trade it is com- puted 40,000 people are employed. The bounty of Parliament has been liberally extended to encou 1 age and fupport this manufadture ; it is now well fixed in different parts of Ireland, fuperior to fuch ciicumliitnces as fometimes overfet newly eftablifli- ed fabrics. Its progress has been more rapid than any manufacture this country has tried ; above yo carding machines', and nigh 5oo spinning Jennies, of seventy threads and upwards, have been made within the last twelve months, and there are about nine cotton mills erected and erecting that go by water. After all; the field for this manufacture is so very large, that the competition of Ireland will not check the extension of it in Britain. The fo- reign trade that has been mostly pursued and ex- tended from Ireland of late is the trade to Ameri- ca : But I understand our exporters get very bad remittances, and are withdrawing very fast from a trade that is so very precarious." That Hayman's Drops continue to diffuse their benign influence, fee the following extract. " Mess. Ricarts, two brothers, of Carriston, in the county of Forfar, have both been remarkably relieved from a painful corroding eruption on the face, and trunk of the body, by using a few bottles of Hay- man's Maredant's Drops." Information as to this fact may likewise be obtained of Mr William Rait, druggist, at Dundee, from whose letter the above is taken, and by whom this celebrated remedy is sold at 5s. yd. per bottle, duty included ; with the name and address of the proprietor, viz. " J. Hay- man, Golden- Square," engraved on the stamp. These drops are also sold by Mess. HUSBAND, ELDER, and Co. Mr Hayman's sole agents at Edinburgh : Mr Angus M'Donald, Glasgow; Mess. Morison and Son, Perth; Mr Garden, Aber- deen ; Mr Alexander Wylie, Dumfries ; Mr Pal- mer, Kelso ; Mr Phorson Berwick, and by the general venders of medicine throughout Great Bri- tain, & c. The Industry, Connor, is arrived at Virginia, from Lisbon ; Triton, Ewing, at Jamaica, from Clyde ; and Eagle, Colquhoun, at ditto, from New York. SHIP NEWS. Arrived at GREENOCK. Sept. J. Lucretia, Tyre, Virginia, tobacco— 7. Paisley, Boyd, Greenland, two fish. ARRIVED AT LEITH, Sept. 7. Elizabeth & Ann, Anderson, Dundee, barley— Jean, Ferrier, Glasgow, goods— 8. Alexander, Wiseman, Shet- land, do.— Euphan, Murray-, Ray, do.— Elizabeth, Nielson, Shetland, do.— Ann, Ross, Glasgow, do.— Countess of Kin- tore, Milne, Aberdeen, do.— 9. Lerwick, Gray, Lerwick, do.— Five coasters. SAILED FROM LEITH, Endeavour, Robertson, London, goods— Friendship, Ritchie, do. do.— Sisters, Kitchen, Petersburgh, do.— Morning Star, Yule, Campvere, lead— Flora, Fotheringham, Jamaica, do. PRICES OF GRAIN AT BEAR KEY. NOTICE TO the Creditors of CHARLES CUMING, late Merchant in Inverness. Campbell Mackintosh, writer in Inverness, trustee ap- pointed on the sequestrated estate of the said Charles Cuming, hereby intimates to the creditors, That a state of the bank- rupt's affairs, brought down to the present time, has been made up by him, and will lie open in his hands, for the in- spection of them or their agents, until the 18th day of No- vember next, being four years from the date of the interlo- cutor awarding the sequestration ;— upon which day he here- by requires a general meeting of the creditors to be held within the house of Mrs Beverley, vintner in Inverness, at 12 o'clock' noon, to give such orders as may appear necessary for the future management of the estate. The trustee at the same time further intimates, that he has no funds in his hands belonging to the bankrupt estate to enable him to make a division at the above meeting. SALE oF LANDS IN STRATHMORE. To be Sold by public roup, within the house of Robert M'Intosh at Millhaugh of Alyth, on Tuesday the 6th day of OCtober 1789, between one and two afternoon, '"" THE Lands of WEST POTENTO, with the Houses and Pertinents thereof, lying within the village and parish of Meigle, and county of Perth. The subjeCt con- sists of about 29 acres, all arable, the greatest part whereof is land of an exceeding fine quality, and in the best condition. Upon the premises there is a neat modern mansion- house of four rooms, and other apartments, lately built, with kitchen, brewhouse, and other convenient offices, and a good garden. The free rent ( after deduction of public burdens, and putting a moderate value on the house and garden) will amount to about 42I. and the local advantages of it are well known to those who are acquainted with its situation— Among others, it may be noticed, that the village of Meigle, situated in a populous and thriving country, is rising in consequence, and a great part of the subjeCt under sale might either be let or feued out in parcels for building on to good account. There is a weekly market and two annual fairs in the village.— The purchaser may have access to the house and garden im- mediately after the sale; and the lease on the rest expires at Whitsunday next as to the grass, and as to the arable land at the reparation of crop 1790 from the ground. Any person wishing for further information may apply to Mr Thomas Rattray, writer in Edinburgh, with whom an inventory of the title- deeds is lodged; and the writs them- felves, with the conditions of sale, may be seen in the hands of Mr Thomas Mitchel, faCtor to the Earl of Airly, at Craig; Thomas Smyth, servant to the Rev. Dr Playfair, at Meigle, will show the grounds. LANDS IN THE COUNTY OF KINCARDINE. To be SOLD by public roup, by warrant of the Court of Seffion, THE following Parts of the Lands and Ba- rony of PHESDO, consisting of the farms of PITNA- MOON, STANRIEHAUGH, DRONAMYRE, and GAL- LOWHILLOCK. These lands lye ill the parish of Fordoun, and in the most populous and fruitful part of the county. Limestone may be had for improvement at the distance of six or seven miles, and the conveniency of excellent post roads betwixt the above farms and the town of Montrose, a good sea port, renders the conveyance of- every article easy. The free yearly rent of the above lands, as proven in the process for a warrant to sell, is , about L. 129 Sterling; but the leases on all the farms are now expired, and a very considerable rise of rent will be got on new leases for 19 years, particularly for the farms of Pitnamoon and Stanriehaugh. These lands hold blench of the Crown, and amount to upwards of L. 300 Scots of valued rent; and the teinds are valued. The day of roup will be afterwards advertised; mean time, persons wishing for further information, may apply to Tho- mas Brodie, writer to the signet, South Hanover Street, E- dinburgh, or Thomas Stewart, Town Clerk of Montrose. Robert Turner, ground officer at Phesdo, will shew the grounds. In the Press, and Speedily will be Published, Bv WILLIAM CREECH, Illustrated with Plates, THE ELEMENTS OF CHYMISTRY, WITH ALL THE MODERN DISCOVERIES. Translated from the French of M. LAVOISIER, of the F h Academy. . NOTICE. tHat the agreement betwixt ROBERT LANG and SON, dissolved the 5th curt, by which all the out- standing Debts on that concern are to be paid to Robert Lang, Sen. and not to Robert Lang, Jun.— Also, the whole Debts due by the said Concern are to be paid by Robert Lang, sen. who continues to carry on the same business in selling DY- ING and BLEACHING STUFFS, as formerly, at his Shop, opposite to Gibson's Wynd, Saltmarket, GLASGOW, where orders from town and country will be carefully answered. NOTICE TO the Creditors of JOSEPH ROSS, late Merchant in Glasgow. John Shirra, trustee on the sequestrate estate of the above Joseph Ross, on the 9th of September 1789 will begin nu- king a second dividend of the trust subjeCts in his hands, at his warehouse in Wallace Court, Bell's Wynd, Glasgow, where the creditors will please call and reccive their divi- dends, or empower some other person to do so for them. Such of Mr Ross's creditors as have not hitherto proved their debts, and neglected to lodge their claims before the 9th of September instant, cannot be paid the dividend then to be made. StIRLINGSHIRE. THE Barony of GARGUNNOCK, in the Shire of Stirling, is to be SOLD by AUCTION, in the Old Exchange Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, upon Thursday the 26th day of November 1789, at six in the evening. This estate is situated on the south banks of the Forth, fir. miles west of Stirling, is in good condition, and yet capable of great improvements. The present rent is about 600I. Ster- ling. There is a large good house, a complete set of offices, a garden well stocked, a pigeon- house in high order, and every thing necessary for the accommodation of a family. The estate holds of the Crown, and affords qualifications for two freeholds. The patronage of the parish also belongs to the estate, and is to be sold with it. The gardener and servants at Gargunnock will show the. premises ; and James Ferrier, writer to the signet, Edinburgh, will show the title- deeds and articles of sale, and explain other particulars. ESTATE IN AYRSHIRE TO BE SOLD. THE Lands and Estate of SUNDRUM, LYING in the parish of Coiltown, and shire of Ayr, and within four miles of the town of Ayr. The present free rent of this estate is above 700I. Sterling, and will rise considerably upon the expiry of the present lea- ses. There is above 100 acres of Natural Wood, mostly Oak, great part of which is at present fit for cutting; and, if pro- perly distributed into hags, Wood to the value of 150I. an- nually might be cut, without diminishing the value. There is besides about jo acres of thriving Plantations, which are already of value, and add greatly to the beauty of the estate. This estate is finely situated, has many natural beauties,— and, as the grounds are already properly dressed and laid out, and the plantations all thriving, a purchaser would be put to no expence in making it a complete place. For further particulars apply to Francis and John Ander- son, writers to the fignet. HOUSE AND LANDS IN T, THE House and - « - The houfc stands lands lie in one of the richest tent of them are about 242 the natural possesson of the prop tN to be SOLD. acres under lease. The house is surrounded with a lawn and shrubbery, laid out in a manner so as to render it a delight- ful residence. There is a good bowling- green, and a pretty piece of water well stocked with tench, & c. within the plea- sure grounds. The house was built by the proprietor, and has been possessed about 15 years. It is substantially and well built, and the wright- work well executed, and the whole fitted up in a complete manner. It is allowed to be built 011 one 6f the best plans of any house of its dimensions. It is 7 a feet in front by 37 over walls. It consists of a complete un- der- story, in which there is a kitchen 27 feet by 20, and an adjoining scullery, with a water- pipe, which furnishes the house with fine soft water; a servants hall, house- keeper's room, and place adjoining, fitted up for keeping linens; a laundry fitted up for the maid servants; a wine- cellar; milk- house ; a hot bath and water closet in one apartment; with a small beer cellar, two other cellars, coal- house, ash- house, & c. adjoining to the house. In an addition lately built and finished, which connects with the house, there is a small neat room for a second table, and another for a lady's- maid, with a good pantry and cellar adjoining to it. Ground- floor con- tains a dining- room, 31 by 20; drawing- room 27 by 20; a large bed- room, and a room for a study or breakfasting- room adjoining to it. These rooms are all 14 feet high, and enter from a hall or saloon. The lodging story consists of five large bed- rooms, with closets and a dressing to the principal bed- room, which is 27 by 20, and 12 feet high. The attic story 1 contains four large bed- rooms, and one fmaller one, and t large garret of 27 by 20, above which there is good accom- modation for keeping fruit. The house is perfectly dry and well aired, in so much, that from the sunk story, Edinburgh, and a great many distant prospects, are seen. At a little di stance from the house there are offices containing stabling for 12 horses; a coach- house which will hold three carriages; hen- house, small pigeon- house, poultry- yard, with places for feeding all kinds of poultry, hogs, & c. There are also apart- ments adjoining to the stables for grooms to sleep in. There is a pump- well to serve these offices. At a convenient di- stance, and well supplied with soft water, there is a commo- dious brew- house, well fitted up with brewing- utensils; also a wash- house, washing- green, and drying- house. The farm offices are roomy and convenient— a large granary, a smaller one, with suitable barns, and every accommoda- tion necessary for a farm. There is also a large well stock- ed pigeon- house, which produces more than any family can consume. There is a large Shade fitted up in one of the pas- tures for keeping cows and young horses, and which also contains a convenient place for feeding sheep on turnip and hay in hard weather under a shade. The garden consists of four Scots acres within the walls, well stocked with all the best fruit- trees in present bearing. It is a remarkably fine soil for fruit, and is one of the earliest gardens in Scotland. The east, west, and north walls on the out- side, are also covered with fruit trees, all of which bear fruit. For these many years past, after serving a large family completely, something consi- derable has been received for fruit going to market. . As the houses, offices, gardens, and pleasure- grounds are all in good order, they are at present fit for the accommodation of any genteel family. The grounds are well cultivated, and greatly improved—. They have at present a good crop on them. The pastures are very old, and famous for producing fine mutton, being aa excellent sheep pasture. The house, gardens, See. may be seen at any time, by cal- ling at the house; and the grounds will be shewn by the overseer at the farm— Distance from Edinburgh 20 measured miles the roads good; from North Berwick three, from Haddington six miles— Good markets for butcher meat and fish at both the above places. The house is completely furnished in a plain genteel man- ner. The purchaser may have the whole or part of the fur- niture at an appraisement. For further particulars, enquire at the proprietor at Rockville, who will treat with any in- tended purchaser for a private sale of the whole premises. A purchaser may enter, into possession at Whitsunday next, or sooner if required. If not sold by private sale, due notice will be given hereafter of the time and place of sale, ROCKVILLE, PRESERVATION OF GAME. THE DUKE of ROXBURGH being desirous to preserve the GAME on his lands in the Counties of Roxburgh, East Lothian, and Berwick, hopes that no Gentle- man will shoot thereon. . All unqualified persons found trespassing will be prosecuted according as the law directs. ADDITIONAL LIST. GAME DUTY, COUNTY OF MID LOTHIAN. LIST of Game Certificates, at Two Guineas ' each, issued by the Sheriff- clerk of the county of Mid- Lo- thian since the 13th of August 1789. A Anderson, Francis, Esq. of George Street Anderson, Mr Peter, Currie Anderson, Mr John, at Hatton s Bell, Mr William, junior, merchant, Leith Bartlet, Capt. F. B. D. of Drummikill Borthwick, John, Esq. of Crookston Beveridge, William, Esq. writer to the signet Belford, Captain William, 57th regiment Bowes, the Right Hon. George, Edinburgh Baird, Mr James, Exchequer C Crawford. Captain Charles, Queen's DragOon Guards Craigie, Robert, Esq. advocate Clerk, Sir John, of Pennycuick, Bart. Charteris, Henry William, Esq. Bruntsland Cochran, Major Spencer, of the East India Company D Dupuis, Capt. Richard, of the Queen's Dragoon Guards Dick, Sir William, of Prestonfield Dundas, Robert, Esq. his Majesty's Solicitor General Douglas, Archibald, Esq. Edinburgh, late pupil of Mr Braidwood Dick, John, Esq. Salisbury Green E Evatt, Capt. Henry, Queen's Dragoon Guards Eiston, John, Esq. Edinburgh F Fenwick, the Rev. Mr Robert, Leith Fairfax, Capt. of his Majesty Navy, Burntisland Forbes, the Right Hon. Andrew, Edinburgh Farquharson, Francis, Esq. of Haughton G Gloag, Mr Thomas, writer, Edinburgh H Hay, Capt. Thomas, late 93d regiment Hay, Major George, Inveresk Hope, Sir Archibald, of Craighall, Bart. Hume, James, Esq. of St Catharine's Haugh, Capt. James, 35th regiment Haggart, Mr William, junior, merchant, Leith Hunter, Mr David, Polton Hepburn, Colonel R. Edinburgh Innes, Gilbert, Esq. of Stow Inglis, Adam, Esq. younger, of Cramond Jamison, Mr John, junior, Leith Jackson, Mr J. Edinburgh Jamieson, Mr William, writer, Edinburgh, Inglis, William, Esq. writer to the signet K Keith, William, Esq. accountant, Edinburgh Keir, James, Esq. of Blackshiels, Woodburn L Lauder, Mr Colin, surgeon, Prince's Street M Miller, Alexander, Esq. of Dalnairn M'Dougall, Mr John, Edinburgh M'Kenzie, Henry, Esq. Exchequer Maitland, Mr John, Leith Walk M'Niel, Hamilton Rodger, of Raploch Morton, the Right Hon. George Earl of Maitland, Charles Alexander, Esq. of Cliftonhall M'Keller, Mr John, at Calder More, Thomas, Esq. Warriston Montgomery, Alexander, Esq. Drummore M'Fadzeon, Mr Gavin, Leith Moyes, Lieut. David, of the Navy, at Newbigging Mitchelson, Samuel, Esq. of Clermiston Mundel, Alexander, Esq. Edinburgh N Neil, Mr James, Edinburgh O Oliphant, William, Esq. Leith P Paterson, George, Esq. in the Queen's Dragoon Guards. Queir, George, Esq; 35th Regiment R Ramsay, the Honourable James, Dalhousie Reid, Mr James, Hormiston Ramsay, Lieutenant David, Musselburgh Richmond, Mr James, Edinburgh Ramsay, George, Esq. of Whitehill Rocheid, James, Esq. of Inverleith Ramsay, Mr Peter, Warriston Rait, John, Esq. of the Excise- office S Simpson, Wallace, Esq. of Inverighty Sivewright, Thomas, Esq. of Southouse Stawell, the Honourable Lord Henry, Edinburgh Shaw, Captain, 35th Regiment Sommervell, the Right Honourable Lord Stewart, Peter, Esq. Coloncey Stewart, Mr Robert, Edinburgh Sharp, Mr F. Edinburgh T Tod, Archibald, Esq. writer to the signet Tod, Thomas, Esq writer to the signet Taylor, John, Esq. writer to the fignet Thomson, Mr John, Burnhouse W Web, Philip, Esq. in the Queen's Dragoon Guards Wright, Alexander, Esq. writer to the signet Williamson, Mr James, Edinburgh Wrottesly, Sir John, Bart. 35th Regiment Wood, Mr John, Edinburgh Willison, George, Esq. George Street Wauchope, John, Esq. of Edmonstone Gamekeepers, at Half a Guinea each. A Armstrong, Christopher, gamekeeper to his Grace the Duke of Buccleugh B Brown, Alexander, gamekeeper to Alexander Charles Maitland of Cliftonhall D Dick, James, servant and gamekeeper to Robert Clark, Esq. of Mavisbank F Fitch, Alexander, gamekeeper to William Focoles of Woodhall M Murray, William, gamekeeper to James Caldcrwood Durham of Polton R Raeburn, Peter, gamekeeper to Charles Watson of Saughton 8 Stewart, Walter, gamekeeper to William Davidson, Esq. The foregoing is a true list of all the certificates issued by the sheriff- clerk, betwixt the 13th day of August, and 8th day of Septemper 1789 inclusive, as witness my hand, at Edinburgh, this ninth day of September 1789. ( Signed) WM. LOCKHART, Depute. By order of the Commissioners for managing the Stamp Duties. JOHN BRETTELL, Sec. GAME. RTHE EARL of ABERDEEN being desirous to serve the game of all sorts on his different estates, in t' tin - f ABERDEEN, hopes no gentlemen that are fled . kill game, will flioot or hunt on his grounds 1.( tat ig his liberty, and shewing a written leave sign- by if, if demanded. In particular, it is expected none win or hunt on his grounds, in the parifhes of METH- TICK, TARUES, ELLON, and LOGIE, where he generally resides. All unqualified persons will be prosecuted as the law directs. The ground officers, game keepers, and tenants on the different estates, have got striCt orders to give infor- mation against all offenders. By WILLIAM BAILLIE, Esq. of Polkemmet, Convener of the Commissioners of Supply of the COUNTY of LIN- LITHGOW. THESE are requiring the said Commissioners to meet at Linlithgow upon Saturday the 26th day of September current, by twelve o'clock mid- day, to take under consideration PETITIONS to be presented to them for di- viding the valued rent of the lands of Davidstoun, in the pa- rish of Linlithgow, and the lands of Houston, in the parish of Uphall. LINLITHGOW, SEPT. 9. 1789. JA. TAYLOR, Clk. THE J- Not RENFREWSHIRE. Sheriff Clerk of Renfrewshire gives Notice, That the MICHAELMAS HEAD COURT of the Barons and Freeholders of said shire, falls to be held this year Upon Tuesday the 12th day of OCtober next; and that a CLAIM for inrollment thereat was in due time lodged in his hands for Andrew Dunlop of Dunlop, Esq. SHERIFF CLERK'S OFFICE, PAISLEY, SEPTEMBER 7. 1789. _ RO. WALKINSHAW. MICHAELMAS HEAD COURT, KINCARDINESHIRE. THE Sheriff Clerk of Kincardineshire hereby intimates to the Freeholders thereof, that their Michael- mas Head Court falls to be held this year on Tuesday the 6th of October next, being the first Tuesday after the 29th of September; and that CLAIMS are lodged with him in pro- per time for the following gentlemen being inrolled as free- holders of the said shire : Alexander Keith, Esq. elder of Denotter, as liferenter— and Alexander Keith, Esq. younger, as fiar thereof. Evan Barclay, Esq. of Elsick, Samuel Galton, Esq. of Auchlee,— and John Durno, Esq. of Bishopstown, advocate in Aber- deen. OBJECTIONS are also lodged with the said Sheriff Clerk, to the title of Robert Barclay, Esq. late of Balmakeuan, as a freeholder of the said shire. JOHN BURNETT, Clk. Dep. SHERIFF CLERK'S OFFICE, > STONEHAVEN, SEPT. 7. 1789. J COUNTY OF LINLITHGOW. THE Sheriff- Clerk of the County of Linlith- gow gives intimation to all concerned, That the ensu- ing Michaelmas Meeting of Freeholders of the said County is to be held at Linlithgow, upon Thursday the ift day of Oc- tober next,— and that Claims of Inrollment are lodged with him on behalf of William Cadell, Esq. of Banton, John Cadell, Esq. of Cockenzie, William Maxwell, Esq, of Carriden, William Honyman, Esq. of Graemesay, Charles Williamson, Esq. late Captain of the 25th Re- giment of Foot, Robert Hunter, Esq. of Thurston, John Gray, writer to the signet, The Hon. Henry Erskine, Dean of the Faculty of Ad- vocates, Sir Thomas Dundas of Kerse, Bart. Laurence Dundas, Esq. his eldest son, Charles Grey, esq. one of the Members of Parliament for the county of Northumberland, William Fergusson, Esq. of Raith, Thomas Wilson, Esq. of Howden, The Hon. Charles Hope of Waughton— and Dr Wm Nisbet, physician in Edinburgh. And Objections are also lodged against the following per- sons being allowed to stand on the Roll of Freeholders, viz. Sir William Augustus Cunninghame of Livingstone, Bart. Thomas Shairp of Houstoun, Esq. Andrew Gillon of Wallhouse, Esq. There is likewise lodged a Petition to the Freeholders in name of William Baillie, Esq. of Polkemmet, restriCting his title to stand 011 the Roll to a part of the lands on which he was last inrolled. And whereas there was lately transmitted to Mr Baillie of Polkemmet, Sheriff and Convener of the county of Linlith- gow, a Printed Draught of a Turnpike Bill for the county of Stirling, by several Clauses of which the interest of the coun- ty of Linlithgow seems to be materially affeCted— The said Convener, therefore, appoints a General Meeting of the He- ritors of the said county of Linlithgow, to be held at Linlith- gow on Friday the 25 th day of September inst. at 12 o'clock mid- day, to consider and determine what steps fhall be taken by them on the occasion of said Bill. JA. TAYLOR, Clk. Linlitbgme, Sept. 10. 1780. SHEEP FARMS AND INN TO LET. There are to be LET, for the space of Nineteen Years, or such other period of years as can be agreed on, and entered to at Whitsunday 1790, tHE following FARMS, lying in the parishes of Crawfurd and Crawfurdjohn, and county of Lanark. 1. The PUBLIC HOUSE of ELWANFOOT, with a farm of about 40 acres, prefently possessed by Alexander Hut- chison, at 4ol. 2. The FARM of ELWANFOOT, presently possessed by Robert M'Queen, at 80I. 3. OVER NEWTON, possessed by James Brown, at 112I. 10*. 4. MOUNTHARRICK, possessed by Thomas and James Frenches, at 8ol. 5. The Mansion- house of NEWTON, and Farm of NETHER NEWTON, presently possessed by Robert Hope, at 84b 9d. 6. BIRKCLEUGH, possessed by William Gibson, at 54I. The Public- house at Elwanfoot is well adapted for busi- ness, lying upon the great road from Glasgow to Carlisle, and Dumfries by Moffat. The above farms consist mostly of excellent sheep pasture, and the superior quality and healthiness of the grounds tor sheep, are so universally known, that a further description would be unnecessary. Proposals for leases maybe given into Mr Mitchelson Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, betwixt and 26th of September instant; and such as are not accepted, will be kept secret if required. LANDS IN THE CARSE OF GOWRIE TO BE SOLD. Ou Friday the 27th day of November next, between the hours of five and six afternoon, will be exposed to public voluntary SALE, within the Exchange Coffee- house, £• Edinburgh, THE Lands and Barony of MONORGAN, LY- ing in the parish of Long Forgan, and shire of Perth. This Estate consists of above three hundred an 1 sixty- eight Scots acrees of rich carse land— Is beautifully situated on the banks of the River Tay, from which the produce of the e state can be conveniently transported by water carriage and bv which also lime and other means of improvement can be brought in. There are four Orchards well stocked with Fruit Trees, which it is believed bear better than any other orchards in the Carse of Gowrie. The proprietor has also a right of Salmon- fishing in the River Tay. The Lands hold of the Crown, and being 8< ol. 17s. rod. of valued rent, afford two freehold qualifications in the County of Perth.—— The articles of sale, the rental and leases of the estate, are to be seen in the hands of Alexander Duncan writer to the signet, who has power to conclude sale by private bargain any time before the day of Roup. TO BE SOLD OR LET, tHat HOUSE in New Street, Canongate, be- longing to and presently possessed by Mr Lumsdaine. The house consists of five floors, with a back and fore area, water pipe, & c. and may be entered to at Martinmas or Whitsunday next. For particulars apply to William Couper, upholsterer. FARM IN KINCARDINESHIRE. To be LET for Nineteen Years, and entered to at Martinmas next, THE Farm of TULLO, consisting of about 120 acres of arable land, besides improveable muir lying in the parish of Benholm, and sheriffdom of Kincar dine. Alexander Imray, grieve at Benholm, will shew the ground; and for particulars apply to James Robertson writer, North Frederick Street. FARMS IN ROXBURGHSHIRE. To be LET, for such number of years as shall be agreed on, and entered to at Whitsunday 1790, rHE Lands of KERSMAINS, the EAST MAINS, NETHERTOWN, and NEWTOWN of ROXBURGH, and the MILL and MILL LANDS of ROX- BURGH, all lying in the parish of Roxburgh. These farms consist of arable and pasture land, are well a- dapted to turnip culture, and are capable of great improve- ment. They may be let either as occupied by the present tenants, or in a different manner, as shall be agreed on be- tween the proprietor and offerers. Further information may be obtained by applying to Mr Erskine, clerk to the fignet, Edinburgh, or Mr Ker, Com- missioner for the Duke of Roxburgh, at Broomlands, near Kelso; to either of whom the persons inclining to take the farms may address the proposals. The baron officer residing at Barns Loanhead will shew the farms. TO BE SOLD, THE Farm of HAGGIEHAUGH, lying in the parish of Castletown, and shire of Roxburgh, consist- ing of near 400 acres, and being near to coal and lime, are capable of improvement. The House, part of which is modern, is large and com- modious, and is situated in one of the best parts of the coun- try for shooting and fishing. For further particulars apply to the proprietor at Haggie- haugh, or Francis and John Anderson writers to the signet. FARM AT CORSTORPHINE TO BE LET. There will be LET, for nineteen years, or such shorter pe- riod as may be agreed on, THAT Large Farm called the MEADOW- HOUSE FARM, lying within two miles of Edin- burgh, in the parish of Corstorphine and shire of Edinburgh. This farm consists of 100 acres and Upwards, of rich arable- land. The ground is of an excellent quality, and all inclosed with an outside fence. The entry to be at the term of Mar- tinmas next. Proposals may be given in to Sir William Dick of Pres- tonfield, Bart, at Prestonfield, or to Robert Bremner, at Mr Mitchelson's, Nicolson Street; and such as are not accepted will be kept secret, if desired. SALE OF LANDS IN THE COUNTY or ABERDEEN. To be SOLD by Private Bargain, THE Lands and Estate of BREDA, lying in the parish of of Alford, and county of Aberdeen, plea- santly situated on the south banks of the river Don, consisting of about 540 acres of arable land, of a good quality, and 980 of pasture or hill ground, above eighty acres of which is haugh ground, and about 290 acres of thriving planting. There is abundance of game in the adjacent hills, and the woods are frequented by wild deer. The proprietor is en- titled to vote for a Member of Parliament. ALSO, The Lands and Estate of TILLYMORGAN, lying in the parifh of Culsalmond, and county aforesaid, consisting of about 638 acres of arable, and 639 acre9 of hill ground, and well ac- commodated with moss and sheep pasture. Further particulars relative to the estates will be seen in the Aberdeen Journal;— and offers may be be made to John Ramsay, Esq. of Barra— Alexander Duthie, Esq. of Ruthrie ston— or Mr Carnegie, town- clerk of Aberdeen— or to Hugh Hutcheon, advocate there, who will show the rentals, plans, and title deeds. N. B. A considerable part of the price may remain in the purchaser's hands for several years. FOR LONDON, THE NEW SMACK THE GLASFORD, WM. MILLER Master, _ , - J^*'" ^ e ! n Leith Roads on Friday the nth inft. this smack is a good sailer, and has good accommodation for passengers. _ age apply to James Rennie, jun. Leith. AT LONDON, FOR LEITH, THE ELIZA, JOHN SAMSON Master, Is now lying at Millar's Wharf, opposite Burr- .. ng in goods for leith, Edinburgh, and country ad- tail sail September 1789. This ship is a remarkable . and has good accommodation for pas- sengers, who may depend on the best usage. The Master to be spoke with at the Edinburgh Coffeehouse, on board the ship at the wharf. JUDICIAL SALE OF LANDS IN BERWICKSHIRE, AND OF THE Heritable Office of his Majestys Sole and Principal Usher for Scotland, including the fees on Creations of Knighthood, and fees on Creations by Patent in England. To be exposed to SALE, by public roup, within the, Parlia- ment or New Session House of Edinburgh, upon Wednesday the 25th day of November 1789, betwixt the hours of four and six afternoon, " THE Parts and Portions of the Lands of BIRGHAM, after mentioned, and the lands of LONG- BIRGHAM, all lying in the parish of Eccles, and sheriffdom of Berwick— and the HERITABLE OFFICE of SOLE and PRINCIPAL USHER to his MAJESTY in SCOTLAND, including the fees on creations of Knighthood, and fees on creations by patent in England, in three separate lots or par- cels, viz. LOT I.— The parts and portions of the said lands of BIRG- HAM, sometime belonging to Rosomondo Dalgleish, with the teinds and pertinents. The free yearly rent of these lands is proven to be 76I. 5s. jd. 3- I2ths Sterling; and being va- lued at 25 years purchase, the upfet price of that lot is 1906I. us. 9d. 3- i2ths Sterling. The lands in this lot are held of the Crown for payment of an yearly feu duty of 4s. id. Sterling. LOT IL— The lands of LONGBIRGHAM, which some- time belonged to the Earl of Home, with the teinds and per- tinents. The free yearly rent of these lands is proven to be 1331.5s. od. 3- 12ths; and being valued at 25 years purchafe, the upset price of lot second is 3331I. Js. 6d. 3- i2ths. The lands in this lot are also held of the Crown; the precise a- mount of the feu- duty, payable for the lands in this lot, can- not be ascertained, as, by the charters thereof, ther is a cu- mulo feu- duty of 4I. os. iod. Sterling, payable yearly for the lands of Longbirgham, the lands of Fairnyrigg, Whiterigg, and fishings; but, for the purchaser's security, the aforesaid whole feu- duty of 4I. os. iod. is deducted from the gross rent of this lot. The lands in both these lots lie contiguous, are of a rich soil, wholly arable, and situated upon the Banks of the Tweed, about four miles below Kelso, and the like distance above Coldstream, both of which are good market towns. They are not far removed from coal and lime; and command a de- lightful and extensive prospeCt of the river and adjacent coun- try, which is rich and plentiful. The lands are capable of very considerable improvement, and are all out of lease. LOT IV.— The Heritable Office of his MAJESTY' SALE and PRINCIPAL USHER for SCOTLAND, with the whole profits and dignities thereto belonging, particular- ly an yearly pension of 250I. Sterling, subjeCt to a deduction of 2^ per cent, and the fees payable upon resignations, & c. in Exchequer, which are proven to amount, at a medium, to 20I. 10s. Sterling per annum, making the yearly worth of the salary and fees amount to 270I. 10s.; and being valued at twenty years purchase, makes 5410I.— As also the Fees on Creations of Knighthood in England, which are proven to amount at an average to 28I. 15s. 9d. Sterling yearly; and, being valued at twelve years purchase, makes 345I. 9s.— and likewise the Fees on Creations by Patent in England, which are proven to amount at an average to 72I. Is. Sterling; and, being valued at twenty years purchase, makes 1441I. Ster- ling ; and therefore the whole proven value of these Fees a- mount to 1786I. 9s.; and this being added to the former sum of 5410I. being the proven value of the sees payable in Scot- land, makes the whole upset price of lot third 71961.9s. Sterl The articles of roup and the proven rental may be seen in the office of Mr George Kirkpatrick, one of the depute clerks of Session, or in the hands of George Johnston, writer to the signet, common agen in the sale— to whom intending purcha sers may apply for further information ; and John Turner, tenant in Longbirgham, will show the lands. ftlL^ P1) FOR OPORTO, ( And returns to Leith ) THE NELLY, JOHN HADAWAY Master, Will fail on the 19th current.— For freight ap- Bells and Rannie, Leith, or the Master. FOR NEW YORK, THE SHIP MARGARET, JOHN BLAIN Master, Expected soon to arrive at Greenock, and will proceed back again without loss of time. for freight or passage apply to George Buchanan, junior, Glasgow, or to John Buchanan, merchant in Greenock. N. B. The Margaret is a Britifh built veffel, about fifteen months old. AN INN AND STABLING IN THE CANONGATE To Let. THAT well- frequented INN and extensive STABLING lying- at the Head ofthe Canongate, as the same are presently possessed by William Shaw vintner, will LET, at the term of Whitsunday next, for such a number years as may be agreed on. Persons wishing to take the same may apply to William Dallas, clerk to the signet, Prince's Street. MAHOGANY. To be SOLD on Friday the 18th inst. at the Cellars of HA- MILTON, GARDEN, and CO. GREENOCK, ABOUT 12,000 feet ot MAHOGANY, of ex- cellent quality and sizes. For the convenience of purchasers, it will be put up in lots of 5000, 6000, 7000, or. 8000 feet. TO BE SOLD, By Private Bargain, A FINE BIRCH WOOD, of the best kind, and L fit for every purpose, at DUNTAULiCH, about 13 miles above Dunkeld. Sufficient time will be given for cutting and carrying away the timber. 1 he wood will be shown by Duncan Cameron, wood forest- er at Duntaulich. SALE OF FIR WOODS IN STRATHSPEY. sEveral thousand TREES for Deals and spars, ^ of the Woods of ABERNETHY, all natural growth, of excellent quality, and contiguous to the Banks ot the River Spey, arc to be SOLD, betwixt and Martinmas; and SAW MilLS and FARMS necessary for manufacturing the same to be SET to the purchasers, along with the Wood. Entry to the manufactory of said Wood, and to the Mills and Farms, to commence at Whitsunday 1790. Proposals by all who incline to purchase to be given in, or transmitted to Sir James Grant of Grant, Bart, the proprietor, at Castle Grant, or to James M'Gregor of Bellemore, his fac- tor, by Grantown. MONEY TO BE SUNK ON AN ANNUITY. To be Sank on proper Security, ThE Sum of L. 2000 Sterling, on Two Lives. -*- It is expected 10 per cent, will be given, as the persons are pretty much advanced in life. For particulars apply to Samuel Watson, solicitor at law. DEBTS TO BE SOLD. To be SOLD by public roup, on Wednesday the 23d Septem- ber 1789, at six o'clock afternoon, within the Edinburgh Coffeehouse, South Bridge, CErtain Outstanding Debts belonging to the Estate of JOHN WORDIE, late Merchant in Edin- burgh. The articles of roup and inventory of the debts to be seen in the hands of Mr Graeme, clerk to the signet, Nicolson's Square. To be SOLD to the Highest Bidder, at Mrs Nicholson's, the Bee Hive, in Berwick- upon- Tweed, on Monday the J4th day of September 1789, at three o'clock afternoon ( if not previously disposed of by private contract, of which notice will be given), subjeCt to conditions of sale then to be pro- duced, ALL these Lands situated in PAXTON, in the x parish of Hutton and shire of Berwick, in the possession of ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, at the yearly rent of 33I. The tenant will show the premises. Also all that BURGAGE or TENEMENT, and Garden thereto belonging, situated in Shaw's Land, in Berwick- upon- Tweed aforesaid, late in the possession of Mrs Renwicks. For further particulars enquire of Mr Nicholson, at Horn- cliffe, Lone- end, near Berwick aforesaid; Mr Samuel Dar- ling ; or at Mr Willoby's office, in Berwick aforesaid. • SALE OF LANDS, IN THE STEWARTRY OF KIRKCUDBRIGHT. To be SOLD by public voluntary roup, within the Old Ex- change Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, 0n Wednesday the 25th day of November 1789, between the hours of five and six afternoon, THE following FARMS, lying in the united parishes of Borgue and Kirkanders, and stewartry of Kirkcudbright, in the following lots, viz. II. The Twelve Merk Land of Old Extent of BORNESS, consisting of 372 Scots acres, or thereabouts, as presently pos- sessed by John Sproat, upon a lease for 19 years current since Whitsunday 1785, at the yearly rent of 150I, Sterling, over and above the whole public burdens which arc payable by the tenant. By the tack a purchaser will have the privilege of a breach at Whitsunday 1793, upon giving the tenant six months pre- vious warning, and paying him loot. Sterling for the im- provements he has made. The teinds are valued by an old decreet, and nearly ex- hausted by the minister's stipend. These lands hold of the Crown; and it is believed that they will make a freehold qualification upon an old retour. II. The lands of OVER and NETHER CHAPPEL- TOWNS, with the teinds thereof, consisting of 312 acres, or thereby, set in two different farms to John M'Ghie and Hugh Cunnynghame. The free yearly rent of which, after de- duction of land tax, and all other public burdens, is 112I. os, These lands are held blench of the Crown, and afford a freehold qualification in the county. III. The Lands of MASK, possessed by John Porter, at the yearly rent of 30I. Sterling. The tenant is allowed 2I. ios, yearly for purchasing lime, on condition of his laying out an equal sum himself for that purpose. The whole of the above lands are well situated in one of the most fertile parishes in the stewartry. They extend along the coast which forms the entrance into the Bay of Fleet; they are in the neighbourhood of marle, and have a command of shells from the shore, so that there is little doubt of a con- siderable rise upon the expiry of the present leases. For further particulars apply to Mr David Russell, account- ant : n Edinburgh— Francis and John Andersons, writers to the signet or— Mr Adam Thomson at Knockbrex.
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