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Caledonian Mercury


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Caledonian Mercury

Execution of Lavoisier Page 3 Col 1
Date of Article: 29/05/1794
Printer / Publisher: Robert Allen 
Address: Old Fish Market Close, Edinburgh
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SUSPENSION OF THE HABEAS CORPUS ACT. This Day is Published— Price only Sixpence, The Interesting DEBATE in the House of Commons, for the SUSPENSION of the HABEAS CORPUS ACT; Being NUMBER XXVI, of the DEBATES of the present Session of Parliament. The succeeding Numbers to be Published with all possible dispatch— of THE SENATOR; OR, PARLIAMENTARY CHRONICLE. Containing an Impartial Register, recording, with the ut- most accuracy, the Proceedings and Debates of the Houses of Lords and Commons. 13* The Debates of the First, Second, and Third Session of the present Parliament, may be had complete, in seven volumes. Those who do not choose to purchase the whole together, may have one or more Numbers at a time, as may be most agreeable ; or may have the Debates of the present Session without being under the necessity of purchasing any of the former. The whole of the Debates that have already occurred in the dresent Session, are comprised in only Twenty- six Num bers. Each Debate has been within the space a few days after its occurrence. No. 27, containing the conclusion of the Debates, on the subject in the House of Commons, and the Debate of the Lords, will be published on Saturday, May 24. Copies of the Treaties, Conventions, & c. that may be laid before either House of Parliament will be regularly given. London : Printed for and sold by C. COOKE, NO. 17, Paternoster- row— Watson and Co. and J. Ogle, Edin- burgh— Brash and Reid, Glasgow— T. Hill, Perth— and P. M'Arthur, Paisley— and may be had of all the booksellers. On the 1st day of June 1794 will be published, Price Is. 6d. ( TO BE CONTInuED MONTHLY) No. I. OF THE REPERTORY OF ARTS & MANUFACTURES. A NEW WORK, Meant to promote and extend the knowledge of the Useful Arts. IT WILL CONSIST or I. Accounts of the present practice of the best Artists and Manufacturers, both Foreign and Domestic. II. Description of all New Inventions and Improvements in any of the useful Arts and Manufactures. III. Extracts from the Transactions of the various Acade- mies and Societies of this and other Nations. IV. Copies of Specification of Patent Inventions. V. Accurate Plates where necessary. London:— Published by G. and T. Wilke, Pater Noster- row; W. Richardson, Cornhill; P. Elmsly, Strand; J. Debrett, Picadilly; and Bell, No. 148. Oxford Street. BRITISH LINEN OFFICE, EDINBURGH, MAY 27 1794. THE Directors of the BRITISH LINEN COMPANY hereby give notice, that a Quarterly General Court of Proprietors, will be held it their Office here, on Monday the 2d day of June next, at twelve o'clock noon, in terms of their Charter. CONTRACTORS WANTED IMMEDIATELY, FOR BUILDING a BRIDGE over the RIVER SOUTH- ESK, near Finhaven, and Another over the NORAN, near to Nether Careston, for making Turnpike a New line of Road, from Forfar by Finhaven and Brechin, to North Wales . For particulars, enquiry may be made at Mr Skene of Skene, at Careston, Mr Cruickshank of Strathcathre, Mr Ferrier of Eskmount, all near Brechin; or at John Siev- wright, writer there. MONEY WANTED. " TWO SUMS, the one of 30001. the other 15001, both Sterling, are proposed to be Borrowed, either imme- diately or at the ensuing term ot Whitsunday, at legal inte- rest. upon unquestionably good heritable security; and, if de- sired, collateral personal security will be given for the regu- lar annual payment of the interest in Edinburgh. As also, three several sums of 10001. 7001. and 5001. all Sterling, on good personal security. Persons whom these proposals may suit, and who are de- sirous of further information respecting them, are requested to apply to George Andrew, writer in Edinburgh. OAK bark ~~ To be SOLD at Ochtertyre, near Crieff, ALarge Quantity of fine OAK BARK, of this years pro- duce', and in the highest order. Those wishing to pur- chase may give in their proposals, per stone weight, to Alex- ander Duncan, writer to the signet, Queen Street, Edinburgh, or to Sir William Murray, Bart, at Ochtertyre, by Crieff; 3nd in the proposals, let the place where the delivery of the Bark is demanded be mentioned. BY ADJOURNMENT. To be Sold by public auction, in Mrs Blackhall's, I. eith, on Saturday the 31st current, betwixt the hours of one and two o'clock afternoon, THAT DWELLING- HOUSE, and Garden at the back thereof, with stable, cellar, & c. situated in the Links of Leith, presently possessed by Mr Forrester, The house consists of two storeys, with excellent garrets. In the first storey there are four good rooms, with kitchen, laundry, & c ; in the second an excellent large dining- room and drawing- room, with three good bed- rooms; and in tlie garret storey there are three good bed- rooms. The garden is well stocked with fruit- trees; the cellar is fitted up with catacombs; and the stable, over which there is a hay- loft, will hold three horses. There are besides, a byre for a cow, a washing house, pump- well, and many other conveniences. The premisses hold blench for payment of I d. Scots, if demanded. They are for seven years from Septem- ber 1792, and the premium paid up. The purchaser's entry may commence immediately after the sale, and the subjects will be put up at the low reduced price of 700 1. For further particulars, application may be made to Mr Alexander Nairne, accomptant in Edinburgh, trustee on Mr Forrester's estate, or Thomas Adair, writer to the signet. LANDS NEAR PEEBLES. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE BARGAIN, THE Lands of SMITHFIELD and VENLAW, in the close vicinity of the town of Peebles, and exceeding 500 English acres, the greatest part of them arable, the rest remarkable good pasture, and the whole, except the Ven- law, are inclosed and subdivided with double stone dykes, and sunk fences hedged upon the top. There is an excellent dwelling- house and set of offices up- on the premisses, all lately built: the dwelling house is well laid out, and uncommonly substantial, and consists of 16 rooms, befides closets and other conveniencies; and com- mands a most delightful prospect of the town of Peebles Nedpath Castle, and Rivet Tweed, and country upon each side of it. The lands afford a freehold qualification in the county, and, except a few acres, are all in the natural possession of the proprietor, but, from their vicinity to the town of Pee- bles, would rent high if set in lease. The whole, or such part of the price as the purchaser in- clines, may lie in his hand upon proper security; and, for o- thcr particulars, application may be made to Mr Grant, the proprietor, at Smithfield ; or, to Alexander Grant, writer to the signet, Edinburgh. IRISH STATE LOTTERY, 1794. THe OrigINAl TICKETS and LeGAL- STAMP'T SHARES, Divided s/. te HALVeS, QUARTERS, EIGHTHS, & SIXTEENTHS, agreeably to Act of Parliament— are now for sale, a great variety of numbers— at the Old Licensed Office of THOMSONS CO. NO. 8, SOUTH BRIDGE Street, Where a great number of Capital Prizes in former British and Irish Lotteries have been sold in shares, particularly one of TWENTY- FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS, and many of lesser value; and in last British Lottery, I,- 93, No. tljlj, i Prize of Two Thousand Pounds, divided in- to Two Fourths and Eight Sixteenths. SCHEME. » of L. 10,000 L. 40,000 a — 10,000 s. o, coo 2 — J. OC- i I",. 00 3 —- st, ooo 6,000 The Prices will rise or fall at this Office as they do at the Offices in london. Clubs or Societies may be supplied with Tickets or Shares in the greatest variety of numbers. Commissions from the Country, with bills at sight or a short date, executed on the same terms as if the parties were present. Letters post paid duly answered. Schemes gratis. DESERTED, From a Recruiting Party of the InvernesssHire Regiment, at Aberdeen, on Wednesday the 21st May curt. WILLIAM GRAHAM, aged 29 years, J feet 8 inches high, ruddy complexion, light brown short hair, brown eyes, well made— says he was by trade a mason born in the parish of Dundee, county of Forfar ; had on when he went away, a long dark blue coat, a dark dyed vest, light corded silk breeches, light blue cotton or marled stockings, and round hat; it is supposed he is gone to the south, as a person answering the above description was seen ou Thurs- day the 2id near Bervie. Whoever will apprehend the said deserter, and lodge him in any of his Majesty's jails, and produce a certificate there- of, shall receive a Reward of THREE GUINEAS, over and above his Majestys allowance, by applying to Mr Hugh Hutcheon, advocate, Aberdeen ; Mr James Geddes, mer- chant, Shoegate, Perth ; the Commanding Officer at Inver- ness; or Mr Alexander Grant, W. S. Edinburgh. DESERTED, From Party of the Perthshire Volunteers, recruiting at Greenock, upon the 3d of May current, JOHN MACDONALD, alias MACCONNELL, born in the parish of Kilmaily, and county of Inverness, a- ^ t- i-.^- afejn**^ suv ' r, c- ek High by profession a labourer, dark complexion, dark hair, black stout made he served about nine years ago with Mr Murray of Polmaise, and was often employed to drive dung from the streets of Stirling. He has also been a servant to Mr Stewart, inn- keeper at the Kirk of Balquidder, and was lately in that part of the country. There is some reason to think that the real name of this deserter is Duncan, and not John Mac- donald. Deserted also,— upon the 8th of May current, from a Party belonging to the said regiment, quartered on board the Justice Hulk, in the service of the Customs, stationed at Drummore, in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, JOHN CAMPBELL, born in the pariih of Bangor, in the county of Down, Ireland, 18 years of feet'J inches high, by profession a labourer, fresh complexion, pit- ted a little with the small pox, blue eyes, short brown hair, and well made. Had on when he deferted a greycoat, red waistcoat, and corduroy breeches. He took the road tu Port Patrick. Deserted also,— from a Party recruiting for the Perthshire Volunteers, at Ayr, upon the morning of the 9th current, ALEXANDER. STEWART, aged 21 years, 5 feet 6 inches high, fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes, by trade a weaver. He said he was born iu the parish of Foulis, and county of Perth, where his parents reside. supposed to have on when he went off a blue jacket, stripped waistcoat, and corduroy breeches, but had in his possession a red duffle jacket and white trowsers. Is a little marked with the small pox, has a broadish face, with a large mouth, Spoke with the Highland accent. Deserted also,— from a Party belonging to said Regiment, at Kilmarnock, upon Sunday the 11th current, JOHN KENNEDY, born in the parish of New Dailly, in the county of Ayr, by profession a labourer, aged 26 years, 5 feet 7 inches high, fair complexion, fair hair long and plaited, blue eyes. Had on when he went away a round hat, black coat, black vest, black breeches, black stockings, and black buckles in his shoes. Deserted also,— from the said Regiment, from head- quarters at Perth, EDWARD MACLAUCHLIN, 36 years of age, 5 feet inches high, born in the parish of Cowel, in the county of Argyle, fresh complexion, daik brown hair, grey eyes, by trade a labourer. PETER MACLAUCHLIN, 14 years of age, 5 feet a inches, high, born in the parish of Nelson, and county of Renfrew, fresh complexion, black hair, hazle eyes, by pro- fession a labourer. JAMES MURPHEY, horn in the parish of St Pauls, in the county of Middlesex, 23 years of age, 5 feet 4 § inches high, by profession a labourer, dark complexion, dark hair, hazle eyes. JOHN CAMPBELL; born in the parish of Bangour, in the county of Down, Ireland, 26 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, by profession a labourer, fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes. Deserted also— from a Party belonging to the Perthshire Vo- lunteers at Stirling upon the 18th curt. JOHN HUNTER, born in the parish of Alva and county of Clackmannan, a carter by profession, and lived some time at Falkirk, and Shieldhill, near that town— has a bro- ther at present living at Shieldhill.— Hunter is about 34 years of age, 5 feet (>\ inches high, dark complexion, black hair, grey eyes, very much pitted with the small pox, and speaks through his nose; he has his wife along with him, and has left a child at Shieldhill. Whoever shall apprehend either of the above deserters, and lodge them in any of his Majesty's jails, shall receive a Reward of FIVE GUINEAS, over and above the TWEN- TY SHILLINGS allowed by Government, upon applying to the Commanding Officer of the Perthshire Volunteers, at head- quarters, at Perth ; to Robert Graham of Fintry, esq George Street, Edinburgh; to Captain J. Carmichael, of the Justice Hulk, at Drummore, by Kirkcudbright; to any Collector, Supervisor, or Officer of Excise in Scotland -, or to Mr Patrick White, of the General excise Office, Edin- burgh. , Theatre Royal. fOR THE BENEFIT OF MR WOODS. On SATURDAY Evening, May 31. will be presented, The favourite Comedy of THF WONDER! A WOMAN KEEPS A SECRET. Don Felix, Mr WOODS ; Don lopez, MR NUNNS; Don Pedro, Mr WEWITZER; Colonel Britca, Mr BELL; Frederick, Mr CLARKE; Liffardo, Mr LEE LEWES ; Gibby, Mr WILSON. Don in Violante, Mrs KEMBLE; Inis, Mrs WALCOT; Donna Isabella, Mrs SMITH; Flora, Mrs LEE LEWES. End of the Play, ( lor that Night only) A MINUET AND STRATHSPEY, By Mr ALDRIDGE— and a YOUNG LadY, his Pupil. To which will be added, a favourite Piece, Composed of Dialogue, Singing, and Pantomime called THE TOUCHSTONE Or, HARLEQUIN TRAVELLOR. With proper Scenery and Decorations- Performed many successive Nights in London, with the greatest applause. Harlequin, Mr Lee Lewes Pantaloon, Mr Sparks; Peirrot, Mr Fox; Metzetin, Mr Wewitzer Scaramouch, Mr Whit- more; Feridon, Mr Clarke; Kit Keel ( a British Tar) Mr Wilson; Customhouse Officer, Mr Hallion; Vauxhall Watch- man, Mr Bell ; Lord Sparkle, Mr Bell; Mr Brutely, Mr Nunns; Lord Mirror, Mr Woods. Columbine, Mrs Sparks; Oriel, Miss Freeman; Lady Fashion, Mrs Lee Lewes; Lady Harriet Vizard, Mrs Nunns ; Lady Languish, Miss palmer; Miss Crop, Mrs Smith. In the course of the Pantomime, among other Scenery, will be exhibited, A SCENE OF A STORM AND SHIPWRECK. A Grand Scene of the Temple of Fortune. And an exact representation of THE PIER AND HARBOUR OF LEITH, With Shipping in Motion, Passing and re- passing. Painted for the occasion by Mr WHITMORe. Tickets to be had of Mr WOODS, at his House, ( No. I.) East register Street; and of Mr Gibb, at the Theatre. fOR THE BENEFI T OF MR BELL. On MONDAY, June 2. will be presented, The Favourite Comic Opera of THE CASTLE OF ANDALUSIA. With a Musical Interlude, called THREE OLD WOMEN WEATHER- WISE. And, a New Farce, called TWO STRINGS TO YOUR BOW. In the course of the evening, a New Song, written by Mr BURns, the Ayrshire Bard, to be Sung in the character of Goldfinch, called THAT'S YOUR SORT! and THE GREEN SEDGY BANK, by Miss GRIFFITH. .. tickets to be had of Mr BeLL, at his House on Leith . Terrace. , —- ' This ay it published, Price 2s. Fine Paper, and 1s. 6d. Coarse, BY WILLIAM CREECH, And Sold by all the Booksellers in Town, ( Inscribed, by permission, to his Grace the EARL of LEVEN, HIS Majesty's Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland) THE PSALMS OF DAVID METHODIZED ; BEING An Attempt to bring together, without the smallest altera- tion, those Passages in them which relate to the same subjects— for the use of Churches and Families. BY ROBERT WALKER, F. R. S. E. Senior Minister of Canongate, and Chaplain to the Chamber of Commerce of Edinburgh-. NOTICE TO BREWERS. BY ORDER Of THE Right Hon. the LORD PROVOST, MAGISTRATES, and COUNCIL of the City of EDINBURgh. WHEREAS, by the Act of Parliament granting to the City of Edinburgh Two Pennies Scots upon the Pint of Ale and Beer, it is enacted, " That it shall not be lawful for any Brewer or Seller of Beer or Ale, who is not subject- ed to the payment of this Duty or Imposition for all he shall brew, to import or sell any Beer or Ale into the said City, Suburbs, or Liberties thereof, or into the Parishes of St Cuth- bert's, Canongate, or South and North Leith, or any part thereof, unless he or she do previously give notice to the Magistrates of Edinburgh, or to their Collector of the said Duty, at their Office in Edinburgh, and agree to be subject- ed to and charged with the payment of this Duty for all the Drink he or the brews, in the same manner that Brewers, subjected by this Act to the payment of th: s Duty, are made chargeable therewith; and that any Brewer or Brewers, who shall import or sell any Ale or Beer into the said City Suburbs, or Liberties thereof, or into any part of the said Parishes of St Cuthberts, Canongate, South or North Leith, without having given such previous notice, and agreed as aforesaid, shall be charged with, and liable in the payment of the said duty for all Ale and Beer brewed by him or her during the twelve months immediately preceding his or her committing such offence, and Jn all time coming during the continuance of this act, in the same manner that the Brewers by this act subjected are made liable for payment of the same " AND WHEREAS information has been received of cer- tain BREWERS having of late imported or sold ALE or BEER within the foresaid limits, without giving previous information, and subjecting themselves in terms of the afore- said act. In order to punish such offences, and to detect future at- tempts, THE LORD PROVOST, MAGISTRATES, and COUNCIL have ordered prosecutions against such offend- ers as have come to their knowledge; and hereby offer a re- ward of FIVE POUNDS Sterling for each BREWER who shall hereafter be detected in committing such an offence, contrary to the said act of Parliament; to be paid to the in- former, by the Chamberlain, upon the fact being proved. JOHN GRAY, Clerk. BANFF- SHIRE To be SOLD by public roup, within the Royal Exchange Coffeehouse, upon Saturday the 14th day of June next, be- twixt the hours of six and seven afternoon, if not sold by private bargain betwixt and that time, AFREEHOLD SUPERIORITY of L. 500 Scots of va- luation, in the county of Banff. The estate over which this superiority extends is rented at about 4001, sterling per annum, or upwards, and a year's rent is payable at the entry of each singular successor. The fee is at present full, but the estate having been some time a- go sold by the present vassal, the superior will, upon her de- mise, be entitled to a full year's rent. Apply to Robert Hill, writer, Hanover Street, to whom private offers may be made before the day of sale. ESCAPED fROM JuSTICE. WHFREAS, in the afternoon Friday last, the 23d May instant a man an woman were observed walking upon Sallsbury Craigs, near this city, and in a short time after, the man was seen running down the hill, and along the Duke's Walk, eastward towards Jock's Lodge and the woman was soon after found dead, having been thrown over the precipice of the Craig by the man, as it is suspected. The woman's name now discovered t0 have been Isabel Nisbet, a servant in Rose Street, Edinburgh , but the man's name is not known and he has not been since found. The following description of him, however, has been given by those who saw k ' when in company with the woman :— A thick and stout made man, abou 5 feet 6 inches high or thereby, having a mixed darkish coloured coat, white vest, corduroy breeches white stockings, a shirt ruffled at the' breast, with a ' jd ha', and had the ap- pearance of a recruit or gentleman's servant. Whoever will apprehend the person of the said man so as be may be secured in any of Majesty's jails within Great Britain or Ireland, or give f < tion as may lead to his apprehension, will be handsomely rewarded, by applying to William Scott, Procura fiscal of the county of Edin- burgh. . : burgh, May 28. 179 A Reward OF one huNDRED GUINEAS. L ' DS^ OP jAfvir-" 1"' lis M ; fly's SV : • i^- De^ uto .. ' if £ iu burgh. WHEREAS within these few days past A discovery HAS been made of a number of Pikes aud Spears, and o- ther Iron and Steel Weapons of an uncommon and destruc- tive nature, which have been lately manufactured, and were in the course of being manufactured within the county, by orders of persons who are Members of some of those Societies who stile themselves—" FRIENDS or THE PEOPLE for the purpose, there is every reason to believe, of attacking the Executive Power, and endeavouring to subvert the pre- sent Government of this country; and that some of those persons who manufactured these weapons, as well as others who were the employers, and otherwise concerned in said business, are now in custody. And whereas there is good reason to believe, that the whole of these offensive weapons have not been yet found, but are kept concealed within the city and county, or else- where, it is earnestly recommended to all Good Citizens and Loyal Subjects, who value the peace and welfare of the: country, to give every information they can, that may lead to a further discovery of such weapons, and also of all per- sons who may have been actively concerned in this affair. And whereas JAMES KENNEDY, manufacturer and merchant, South Bridge, Edinburgh, and MARTIN TOD, blacksmith in Edinburgh, stand charged with certain treason- able aud seditious practices; and. notwithstanding strict search has been made for them within this city and county, they have not hitherto been found,— Therefore a Reward of FIFTY GUINEAS is hereby offered to any person or persons who will give such infor- mation ( within one month from this date) as may lead to the apprehension of either of the said James Kennedy or Martin Tod. And all Magistrates, Justices of the Peace , and other Of- ficers of the law, are hereby desired to apprehend and de- tain these two persons, if found within their respective ju- risdictions, and to give notice thereof to William scot, Pro- curator Fiscal of this County, that so they may be brought to trial for the crimes charged against them. JAMES KENNEDY Is about 31 years of age, size 5 feet si inches or there-' by, long, fair, and smooth sharp visage, short hair, a keen eye, of a slender make, and has a reserved manner— wore generally a drab coloured coat , black breeches, and white stockings— formerly a journeyman weaver in Paisley. MARTIN TOD . Is a stout broad- shouldered man, about 5 feet 9 inches high, 35 years of age or thereby, black complexion and u- sually wears a black or blue coat, stoops with his head a little, his hands remarkably large, one of his legs larger than the other. N. B. These two persons were active Members of the Societies called - The Friends of the People." EDinr. May 29. 1794. DESERTERS. DESERTED on the 20th instant, from a Recruiting Party of the Right Hon. the Marquis of Huntly's Regiment, the following two- men, THOMAS GRAHAM, by trade a weaver, 24 years of age 5 feat 6 inches high, fair complexion, straight made, born in the parish of the West Church,. Edinburgh had on when he deserted from Alloa, a light coloured coat, and corderoy breeches, with a round hat; had resided lately at Borrowstounness. GEORGE M'LEAN, labourer, 21 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high fair complexion, light hair, light eyes, and stout made, born in the parish of Auchinleck, county of Ayr; had on when he deserted from Falkirk ( where he has resided for these several years past) a short white coat and black velvet breeches. Whoever will apprehend any one of the above deserters, and lodge him in any of his Majesty's jails, shall receive » Reward of FIVE GUINEAS, over and above the allowance by Government, upon applying to the Commanding Officer of the regiment at Aberdeen, or to Captain John Stenhouse, St James's Square, Edinburgh. TO CREDITORS ABRAM MILNE, Merchant in Forfar. THE said Abram Milne having sometime ago executed a disposition of his subject in favour of John Smith, wri- ter in Forfar, in trust for behoof of his creditors, the trustee hereby requires the said creditors to lodge their grounds of debt, with oaths of verity thereon, in his hands, on or be- fore the ill day of August next;— certifying those who fail, that they will he cut out of any share of the said Abram Milne's effects, which will be divided immediately there- after. To the CREDITORS of DUNN and FULTON, Merchants in Greenock; and of ANDREW DUNN as an individual. HUgh Crawford sen. writer in Greenock, trustee on the sequestrated estates of the said Company, and of the said Andrew Dunn as an individual, hereby intimates, that he has, in terms of the statute, made up a state of the debts which have been proved and lodged with him, and of his intromissions with the subjects of the bankrupts since the last dividend was made, which will lie open for the inspection of the creditors in the trustee's hands, till the nth day of July next; upon which day, ( being exactly two years from the date of the sequestration) a general meeting of the whole creditors is requested to be held within ths house of John M'Kechnie, vintner in Greenock, at twelve o'clock noon, in order to approve of these states, and to give the trustee such orders as may appear necessary for the fu- ture management of the bankrupts affairs; but no dividend is then to be made as the trustee has n0 funds to divide. To the CREDITORS of Mrs MARGARET IRELAND, Merchant in Dunfermline. DUNFERMLine, MAY 27 1794. AMeeting of said creditors WAS held here this day, when a compostition, with undoubted security, was offered A majority of the creditors, in point of value, Were present who were of opinion, it was for the interest of all concerned to accept of the composition ; but, in regard many of the creditors did not appear, the meeting was adjourned to Tues- day the roth June next— between and which time it is re- quested that every person having claim against her will lodge notes of the same with Mr Andrew Adie, writer also authorise some person to appear for them, with special. poWers to act as they shall Judge advisible EDINBURGH. PRINTED BY ROBERT ALLAN.-. — THURSDAY, MAY 29 1794 PRICE 4d. May 24. WHITEHALL, May 24. The following address of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland having been transmitted by the Earl of Leven, his Majesty's High Commissioner, to the Right Honourable Henry Dundas, his Majesty's Principal Se- cretary of State for the Home Department, has been by him presented to the King: Which Address his Majesty Was pleased to receive very graciously. most Gracious Sovereign, . WE your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjeCts, the Ministers and Elders of the Church of Scotland, met in the General Assembly, beg leave to approach your Majesty with sincere sentiment of attachment to your per- son and Government. In the interesting situation of the affairs of Europe at the present juncture, we are thankful to Divine Providence for those pledges of security to the British Nation- which we en- joy in your Majesty's paternal care, and in the wisdom and vigour of your councils. When the Rulers of the people of France avowed their hostility to all existing Governments, and by an unprovoked declaration of war against this country obliged your Majesty to draw the sword in defence of the Constitution, we, your faithful subjeCts, with full approbation of this necessary exer- tion of the public force, offered up our prayers to Heaven for the protection of our country, and have since, without ceasing, continued to implore success to your Majesty's arms. Fully convinced that our Religion, our Liberty, our Laws, and all that is dear to us as men, and as Christians, are now at stake, we consider the war with France as the most im- portant contest in which this nation has ever been engaged. Happy, in the experience of those high blessings we have long enjoyed, we look up with gratitude to our Sovereign when he adopts the most effective measures to repel any force which threatens to endanger or to overthrow our unequalled Con stitution. Under these impressions, we beg leave to congratulate your Majesty on the success which has attended your arms, and more of your Allies In Europe, and on the conquests which have been atchieved by your Majesty's forces in the East and West Indies and we look forward with' good hope to such further advantages as may enable your Majesty to bring the war to a termination, which shall ensure safety to Britain, and proteCtion from anarchy to other nations. We cannot, Without sorrow, reflect that any instances of disaffection should have occurred among our people to de- serve the just reprehension of the laws: but from what we know of the general spirit of the country, it affords us the greatest satisfaCtion to be able to assure your Majesty, that the sound principles of loyalty and of attachment to thc Constitution in Church and State, are fixed in thc hearts of the great body of your Majesty's subjects in Scotland — These principles it shall be our most zealous care to cherish and to promote. Our prayers and intercessions are offered up to God for our King and Country, May he who rules among the na- tions give success to the means which are employed for re- sisting the progress of disorder, and the spirit of impiety and anarchy which has gone forth in a neighbouring country— May the Divine blessing attend your fleets and your armies, and send them to victory in every quarter.- May your Ma- jesty be long preserved to reign over this nation ; and may your dependents, to latest pofterity. fill the British Throne, and ever prove the faithful guardians of religion, of liber- ty, of Law, and of the Constitution. These are the fervent prayers of May it please your Majesty, Your Majesty's most faithful, most obedient, and most loyal subjeCts, The Ministers and Elders, met in this Na- tional Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Signed in our name, in our presence and at our appointment, by Robert ArNOt, Moderator. Edinburgh, May 17. 1794. At the Council chamber, Whitehall, May 17th, 1794. P R E S E N T, The Lords of his Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. His Majesty having been pleased to appoint William Shaw Lord Cathcart. to be lord Lieutenant of the shire of " Clackmannan, in North Britain, his Lordship this day took and subscribed the oaths of allegince and abjuration, and also subscribed the assurance, conformably to what is re- quired by an aCt passed in the first year of the reign of his Majesty King George the First. WHITEHALL, May 23. The King has beefi pleased to appoint Henry Hamilton, Esq. to be Captain- General and Governor in Chief of the Island of Dominica, in the room of Sir John Orde, Bart. WESTMINSTER,. May 23. This day, the Lords being met, and the Commons being come, the Royal Assent, in virtue of a Commission from his Majesty, was given to— An aCt for saving to his Ma- jesty the duty of new subsidy 011 tobacco imported into Scot- land— An aCt for enabling his Majesty to raise the sum of, two millions five hundred thousand pounds, for the uses ' therein mentioned— An aCt to empower his Majesty to se- cure and detain such persons as his Majesty shall suspect are conspiring against his person and government— An aCt for extending the time limited by act of this session for de- livering in navy and victualling bills— An aCt for the better observation of the Lord's day by persons exercising the trade of bakers An act for allowing the exercise of an invention of a new method of tanning hides and skins— An aCt for making and repairing several roads leading across the coun- ty of Stirling— An act for making and repairing certain roads in the counties of Clackmannan and Perth -— An act for enlarging the term and powers of an aCt for repairing several roads leading into the city of GlasgOw, & c. and to several English road and private acts. WAR- OFFICE, May 23. SCOTS FENCIBLE CAVALRY. MID- LOTHIAN CORPs or feNcIBLE CAVALRY. William Earl of Ancram, to be Major- Commandant., To be Captain— Sir James Foulis, Bart. To be Lieutenants— Sir William Dick, Bart. Adam Inglis, Gent. To be Cornet— James Dewar, Gent. BERWICKSHIRE CORPS or FENCIBLE CAVALRy. Sir Alexander Don, Bart, to be Major- Commandant, Alexander Renton, Esq to be- Captain. to be Lieutenants— Robert Johnston, Thomas John For- dyce, Gents. To be Cornet— George Logan, Gent. To be Adjutant— Robert Johnston, Gent. FIFeSHire CORps OF FEnCIBLE CAVAlRy. John Anstruther Thomson, Esq. to be Major- Command- ant. Robert Anstruther, Esq. to be Captain. To be Lieutenants— George Sandilands, Philip Anstruther, Gents. To be Cornets— Sir Charles Halket, Bart. William Ranken, Gent. WAR- OFFICE, May 24. 1st Regiment of Dragoon Guards— Nicholas Trant to be Cornet, vice Barlow. 1 st Regiment of Foot Guards— Captain Thomas Richard Dyer to be Adjutant, vice White. Coldstream Foot Guards— Robert French to be Ensign, vice Dykes. stAff. Lieutenant Colonel William Anstruther to be Command- ant of the Invalids at Guernsey. Major John West to be Commandant of the Invalids at Jersey. Lieutenant Arthur Beard to be Adjutant of the Invalids at Plymouth. Lieutenant William Green to be Adjutant of the Invalids at Guernsey. — BANKRUPTS— George Dalton, late of Carnaby- market, Middlesex, grocer. Samuel Arnott, late of Cornhill, London, silk- mercer. William Jardine, of Towersey, Bucks, shopkeeper. W. Boden, of the Borough Road, Southwark, Surry jeweller. Samuel Peyton, of Leadenhall- street, London, tinman. john Bickley, now or late of Gray's Inn Lane, Middlesex, whitesmith. James Carter, of Bishopsgate- street, London, money scri vener. George Bayley, late of Liverpool, corn . merchant. edward Edwards, of Shrewsbury, shoemaker. Christopher Thorley, of Kingston upon Hull, merchant. Joseph Cole, of Southwark, Surrey, colour and varnish- maker. Christopher Bartholomew, of Islington, Middlesex, vintner. William Bilbee, of Greenwich, Kent, grocer. Philip Griffiths and Edmund Ludlow, of Bristol, linen- drapers. Richard Smith, of Birchin- lane, London, victualler. William Bellamy, late of Ross, Hereford, mercer. House of Lords. MAy 24. The Royal assent was given by commission to fifty public and thirty private bills.— Among the former was the Habeas Corpus ACt. The Marquis of Lansdowne moved, that the Lords be summoned for Monday, upon a motion he intended to sub- mit to the House relative to the state of affairs in America. House of Commons. MAy 24. The order for the consideration of the report of the Aber- deen Paving bill ' was discharged. London, May 26. On Saturday last, Government recieved the dis- agreeable advice of the outward bound victualling fleet from Guernsey and Jersey, for Newfoundland, consisting of 14 sail, being captured with their con- voy, his Majesty's frigate Castor, of 33 guns, Capt. Troubridge, on the 10th inst. by the following French squadron, viz. Guns. Guns.; Le Sans Pareil, 90 L'Unite, 44 L'Audacieux, 74 L'Ataltean, 38 le Patriote, 74 Le Marquillou, 24 le Citoyeu, 74 L'Espervies ( corv.) 12 l.' Egalite, 44 Le Levrette, ( ditto) 12 About two o'clock on Saturday advice was re- ceived at the Admiralty, that Admiral Earl Howe had detached six ships of the line, and some fri- gates, under Admiral Montague, to protect the Newfoundland trade, and that they had succeeded in recapturing nine of the English vessels, and had also taken a French corvette, and were still in pur suit of the rest. • Lord Howe can scarcely fail, we trust, in falling in with the French fleet. Of the event of an ac tion, whatever may be their numbers, we should not have any apprehensions. A better manned, better equipped, and better officered fleet, never sailed from a British port, than that under Lord Howe— the best refutation of the unfounded calumnies that have been so often di- rected against the present First Lord of the Ad- miralty. The Duke of York, in the late affair, ated with a great degree of prudence and circumspeCti- on, which, as a General, do him the highest ho- ir. The moment his success in advancing be came doubtful, he wished to halt; but an order from a superior, which in any circumstances it was his duty to obey over ruled his judgment, , if it had been permitted to operate. - probability have prevented the misfortune that en- sued. The column under the Duke of York, it is to be remarked, fully accomplished its object. 1 If the other columns had done the same, his flanks would not have been exposed, and he would probably have been able to resist an attack in front, how- ever superior in numbers the enemy might have been. The Duke of York's account of his late disaster, is candid, manly, and satisfactory in the highest degree, and does infinite honour both to his head and his heart. Captain Pigot, we lament to hear, last week died of his wounds at Valenciennes. In all the accounts which we have received or heard of, there is no mention of the third regiment of Guards having lost a stand of colours — a stigma which we are convinced the regiment would sooner have sacrificed its last man than have permitted. We receive intelligence from the Rhine, that the advanced guard of the Imperial army has passed that river, and that the Prussians are at Lautern, where General Mollendorf is making arrangements to strike immediately some grand blow. , Again we have some intelligence from Jersey re- specting the French Royalists, who are stated ( con- trary to the accounts published in Paris) to be in greater force than ever. The Republicans, about a fortnight since, attack- ed the latter body with the whole force they have in this quarter, and were completely defeated M. Charette, who has been so often killed, is still the Commander in Chief of the Royalists. The duke of york had many hair- breadth escapes in the late action. His Royal Highness, panied by an Austrian General and two other gen- tlemen only, reached a village which had been the preceding day taken from the enemy, supposing it still in the hands of the allies. They were riding in full gallop, when turning one of the streets ra- ther sharply, they discovered that the village was in the hands of the French, and a column of the enemy facing them ; the latter, supposing that the Duke was heading a body of troops, at first fled, after having fired a volley at them, which killed the Au- strian General at the Duke's side. Recovering, however, from their error, the French pursued the Duke and his two companies, until they came near a river. The Duke threw himself off his horse, and so did another gentleman, and waded through the river; the third took the water with his horse. All this was done under the fire of the French, who had brought a six- pounder to bear on them. On the other side of the river the Duke fortunately met a led horse of Captain Murray's, which he mounted, and thus arrived in safety at Tournay. In other parts of this day, the Duke, and indeed all the officers and soldiers, were much exposed.— The Duke's secretary had his hat shot through, and an orderly sereant, close to the Duke, was killed. Parliament will be up about the birth- day.— The final report from the Committee of Secrecy is the only matter of importance now depending ; and even if any measure is to be taken upon that re- port, it will not probably continue the session be- yond the time we have fixed. We believe that it will not be long before some new arrangement will be made in the Cabinet. - The addition of the Duke of Portland and Lord Spencer, we are sure, Would give general satis- faction. Lord Abingdon, in the course of his speech on Thursday, characterised the present war as a war with original sin ; with our ancient and ever to re- main inveterate enemies ; and not only our enemies, but the enemies of all mankind— let me add, said he, the " enemies of God and Nature." This day, Major- General Hulse fet off for the Continent, to relieve General Lake, who is to re- turn to this country on account of indisposition. Marquis Cornwallis will, to- mOrrow or Wednes- day, set off for the Continent He is first to ascer- tain the real state of the military affairs in Flanders; and then his Lordship will finally resolve to accept or reject the proffers of a conspicuous station. He is to be accompanied by Colonel Ross. Thursday a Privy Council was held, when the following persons were brought before it :— Mr Thomson, the Member of Parliament, was interro- gated respecting the resolution mentioned by him in the Houfe of comMons; Mr Muncaster, of St Martin's- le Grand, was admitted to bail and Mr Hayward, oilman, of Long- Acre. On Saturday at noon, the Privy Council met at the Council Chamber, Whitehall, when several of those persons in custody, charged with high treason against the State, were re- examined, and removed back to the care of the messengers Citizens Hardy, Adams, and Saint, were or- dered to be brought before the Council this day, when they are expected to receive their commit- ments to gaol On Saturday, a Mr Pearce, clerk to an attorney, was taken into custody, charged with being appoint- ed a Delegate to the Convention, called on to as- semble by the different political societies. On Saturday, a shoemaker, who lived in the neighbourhood of Bloomsbury, was apprehended on a charge of seditious practices. Most of the persons examined before the Privy Council, as members of the seditious clubs, are men of desperate fortune. We should except, however, from this observation, Mr Sharpe the engraver, and perhaps Mr Home Tooke. Friday, an officer arrived express at Whitehall, from Rear Admiral Peyton, in the Downs. He brought with him two boxes filled with papers, sup- posed to be taken from the persons who attempted to fly to France in the American vessel, but were brought back to Dover on Wednesday last by one of Admiral Peyton's squadron. Admiral Vandeput is to have the charge of the squadron destined to carry on the operations against the coast of France. The embargo laid upon the vessels in the Ameri- can harbours, has occasioned very little sensation, either here or in Holland it was done previous to Congress having received notice of thc rescinding resolution of our privy Council respecting the cap- ture of American vessels. Among other passengers of distinction on board the Expedition Lisbon packet, taken by the French, was a Prussian nobleman, who was coming here to be united in wedlock to the daughter of his Excel- lency the Prussian ambassador. From Bastia we learn, that on the 14th, 500 French made a sortie, but were repulsed with the loss of 200 men. At thc request of Admiral Lord Hood and the British envoy at Florence, the Grand Duke of Tuscany has acknowledged the Corsican flag as a Republic, under the direction of Paoli, and under the protection of England. Corsica will now send a consul to Leghorn, Lord Hood has requested of the Corsican com- mandant of St Florenao, to let a part of his gar- rison join, the besieging army before Bastia. The latter refused to comply with this request, probably because he can place no dependence on the people of St Fiorenzo. On the. 14th ult. 500 men made a sortie from Bastia, and were repulsed with the loss of 200. Lord Hood goes on shore every day, to direct the operations of the siege. By a foreign ship from Madras, commanded by Captain Hagan, we learn, that he left that place the 30th of December, at which time news had arrived of Lord Macartney having been favourably received by the Emperor of China; that his Lordship had succeeded in the object of his mission ; that he had returned to Canton, but that a house was to be e- rected for him at Pekin, where he was to reside. The above ship touched at the Cape of Good Hope the 28th of February, where the Company's ships, London, and Bar' > ell, had arrived from Bom- bay ; they left there the Earl Fitzwilliam and Bel- vedere. On tbe 13th inst. the Revolutionary Tribunal condemned fourteen persons to be sent to the Guil- lotine. All of these were found guilty of the usual accusation, viz. plotting against the Republic.— Accusation and Condemnation have now become synonimous terms in the Courts of that devoted country. Let Britons compare their situation with that of the people in Franee. Here one law is to the rich and to the poor, and the lives and property of all are alike protected and safe. The most worth- less member of society is subjected to no punishment till a crime is proved against him, being the result of a fair and impartial trial, and to the conviction of a jury of his countrymen. In Paris, when Madame Elizabeth was asked, What is your quality ? she an- swered " Aunt to the King," upon this she was in- stanty found guilty of a conspiracy against the Re- public, and carried from the bar to the guillotine.— • Never did any nation on earth hold up such a dread- ful lesson to mankind, where every amiable quality in human nature has given way to the most savage dispositions and totally extirpated every relict of justice or mercy. When this people say " They be- lieve there is a God," it maybe answered them, ' The Devils also believe and tremble." London Gazette Extraordinary. WHITEHALL, may 25. ADISPATCH, of which the following is a copy, was received this afternoon from his Royal Highness the Duke of. York, by the Right Hon. Henry Dundas, his Majesty's Principal se- cretary of State for the Home Department. SIR, Tournay, May 23. 1794. I have the satisfaction to acquaint you, for Majesty's information, that yesterday morning enemy having made an attack upon the combined army under the command of his Imperial Majesty, were repulsed, after a long and obstinate engage- ment The attack began at five o'clock, but did not ap- pear to be serious till towards nine, when the whole force of the enemy ( consisting, according to every account, of upwards of one hundred thousand men) was brought against the right wing, with the inten- tion of forcing, if possible the passage of the Scheldt in order to invest Fournay. At first they drove in the out- posts, and obliged General Busche's corps, which was posted at Espier- res, to fall back upon the main army; but upon succour being sent, General Wallmoden, who, though very unwell, had retaken the command of the Ha- noverians, maintained his position. The enemy, by constantly bringing up fresh troops, were enabled to continue the attack without intermission, till nine o'clock at night. The troops of the right wing being greatly fa- tigued, it became necessary to support them from my wing ; for which purpose, besides seven Austri- an battalions I detached the second brigade of Bri- tish, under the command of Major, General Fox. Nothing could exceed the spirit and gallantry with which they conducted themselves, particularly in the storm of the village of Pontechin, which they forced with the bayonet. The enemy immediate- ly began to retreat, and, during the night, with- drew all their posts, and, according to every infor- mation, have fallen back upon Lisle. Seven pieces of cannon, and about 500 prisoners, have fallen into our bands, and the enemy's loss, in killed and wounded, is said to amount to little short of twelve thousand men, which is by no means im- probable, as they were exposed to an incessant fire of cannon and musketry for upwards of twelve hours. The manner in which General Fox conducted the brigade of British infantry of the line merits my warmest approbation. Inclosed I send the returns of the killed and wounded of the British. I am, & c. FREDERICK. Return of Killed, wounded, and Missing on the 22d of _ 1794 ~ 7th Light Dragoons— T horse wounded. Artillery— I serjeant killed; 2 rank and file wounded. 14th foot— 1 officer wounded ; I serjeant killed.; 1 ditto wounded ; 4 rank and file killed; 28 ditto wounded; 5 ditto missing. 33th Foot— 3 officers and 5 serjeants wounded ; 1 rank and file killed ; 24 ditto wounded; 2 ditto missing. 53d Foot— 3 officers and r serjeant wounded: 6 rank and file killed; 23 ditto wounded; 12 ditto missing. Total— 7 officers wounded; 2 serjeants killed; 7 ditto wounded; II rank and file killed ; 77 ditto wounded ; IY ditto missing; I horse wounded. Officers wounded. 14th Regiment— Major of Brigade Cochran-. 37th Regiment— Captain Spread, Lieutenants Mitchell and M'Lean. 53d Foot— Lieutenants Rogers and Robertson, and Ensign Pearce. C. CRAUFURD, Dep. Adj. Gen. ' TOURNAY, May 23. Yesterday the French made an attack on the whole line of posts from Warcoing to Templeuve and Troiennes. It began at Warcoing, where the allied troops were o- bliged to retire. Our posts at Templeuve, Ramigaies, and Pont a Chin, however, were resolutely maintained; and for fourteen hours together, a fire of cannon and mus- quetry was incessantly kept up, the most severe perhaps that ever was known, It began before eight in the morn- ing ; and towards ten the enemy were rcpulsed with loss on all sides, and we took seven pieces of cannon. The brigade of line under Major General Fox, who had been ordered to support the post of Pont a Chin, have acqui- red infinite credit by their spirited conduCt. They had about nineteen killed, and eighty wounded, among whom are six officers. This is the whole loss of the British. —• That of our allies is much more considerable, and may be estimated at near 3000. The loss of the French is infi- nitely greater, amounting at least to 12,0oo. The whole of thc force they employed in this affair could not be less than 100,000 men. They fled in much confusion towards Lisle. As a testimony of tbe gallantry shewn by our troops in the aCtion of the 22d, the following orders were pu- blished this day : GENERAL ORDERS. " MAy 23. 1794. " His Royal Highness the Commander in Chief, de- sires to express his most particular thanks to Major- Ge- neral Fox— to the 14th, 37th, and 53d regiments, ar the detachment of artillery, for that great display of in- trepidity and good conduCt, which refleCts the greatest honour upon themselves, at the same time that was so highly inltrumental in deciding the important viCtory of the i2d. His Royal Highness much laments the loss they sustained, but flatters himfelf they feel it in some measure compensated by the credit they have gained " I open my letter to inform you, that an Aid- de- Camp of General Beaulieu is just arrived, with intelligence of that officer having defeated the French near Charleroi and of his having killed upwards of 6000 men. Every thing on the Sambre remains perfectly quiet,. GEneRAL BEAULlEU'S ARMY. Letters received trom Charleroi mention, that the e- nemy having in the afternoon of the 17th, thrown bridges over the Sambre, crossed it and pushed forward to Fontaine L'Eveque? where they remained a few hours They had then a camp of 10, oo0 men between, Thuin and Rangnies— another near Gozie, and a third contain- ng 9000 men near Nalines. When the enemy crossed the Sambre, Gen was reduced to the necessity of falling back,; oAy to the 19th, having received reinforcements he ad- vanced on that day in four columns towsrds Polineuse, whence, by a manoeuvre, he drove the enemy to Bouillon. They had about 40oo men. General Beaulieu imme- diately attacked and defeated them ; 1500 were killed and wounded; 700 were made prisoners, and four pieces of cannon taken. £| • The French General Marchant, threw himself, after the battle, into the Castle of Bouillon. The inhabitants of Bouillon having fired on General Beaulieu's troops, the town was ordered to be pillaged. General Beaulieu's head- quarters are at Pomeuse. GENERAL CLAIRFAYTS ARMY. The following official account of the operations, of the army under General Clairfayt has been published at Brussels. MAT 21. - Dispatches were this day received from General Clair- sayt, dated the 19th instant. This General having forced the entrenched post of Werwick, and passed the Lys, near Comines, pushed forward to Lincelles, and drove to Mount Halluin, a column of the enemy, consisting of 10,000 men, who were marching to Werwick, but who, afTer their. retreated with great speed to i. Ae — On the dame day, General Clairfayt advanced as far as Roncq, took 8 pieces of cannon, and 300 prisoners, and killed a great many of the enemy. VIENNA— April 30. Prince Poniatawski, young Count Potocki, and Count Wielohorski, set out hence last week with all possible speed for Poland. There are reports here, that a Congress will be held in the Netherlands, at which the Sardinian and Neapolitan Ministers are to be present. the Russian Minister Count Rasumowsky, who is to quit Vienna, is also to go thither. The Arch- Duke Ferdinand has sent a dispatch from Italy, dated April ao, stating the retreat of General Ar- genteau to Ceva. WARSAW— April 30. We have no further intelligence respeCting the approach of General Kosciusko to this city. He makes use of all possible means to gain popularity among the different clas- ses of the people. He affects to all the part of a very religious General. He always carries a crucifix with him. Previous to every engagement, he says his prayers in the presence of his troops, to encourage them to victory, and to assure them of the aid of providence. This has a sur- prising effeCt upon the feelings of the lower class of Poles. The peasants are generally in his favour, and join his ban- ners in great numbers. The famous banker, Tepper, has fallen a viCtim to the insurrection. On the 22d inst. as he was standing before his door, a Polish officer, who lost his property by Tepper's failure, rushed upon him, and gave him several cuts over the head with his sabre, in consequcnce of which he died two days after of his wounds. The officer has disappear- ed since. P. S. The Provisory Council has this moment received a Courier, who brings intelligence, " That the Grand It' Duchy of Lithuania, encouraged by the example set by the Crown and joined tS Cracow. Edinburgh, May 29. Died at Guadaloupe on the 15th uk. John Mac- donald, Esq. of Kenlochmoidart, Captain in the 21st or Royal Scots Fuzileers, in consequence of a wound he received on the 12th. On the 18th current died at the manse of Ro- gart, much and justly regretted, the Rev. Eneas Macleod, minister of that parish Died, at Paisley, on Friday last, at an advan- ced age, Mr James Carson, merchant. Died at Glasgow, on Monday night, Mr Alex- andcr Macculloch, writer. Dr Alexander Crichton, a native of this city, is elected physician to the Westminster Infirmary. The intelligence received to- day is of a very plea- ling nature, and promises to be followed by conse- quenccs of a similar tendency, and still more im- portant. The French have been defeated in three different quarters. The Emperor and the Duke of York have obtained a victory over an army not un- der 100,000 men General Clairfayt too has ob- tained a conquest highly important to him, and Ge- neral Beaulieu has not been less successful. To these auspicious events we, with pleasure, add; that, out of 13 sail of the Newfoundland fleet capturcd by the French, nine of them have been retaken, together with a floop of war. One account states this re- capture to have been made by a part of the grand fleet detached by Earl Howe for the pur- pose ; another gives it to Admiral Murray, while convoying the trade to Halifax. We may soon expect advices from Lord Howe. It is said, the last advices left him in sight of the French fleet. It is somewhat extraordinary, that the gallant Sir William Erskine should be on the Continent with three of his sons, fighting for the good of his King and Country. His eldest son commands the troop of 15th Light Dragoons his father so emi- nently distinguished himself in during the glorious seven years war ; and the second took General Chapuis, with his own hand, a prisoner. On the night of the 23d inst. Alderman Warren, Chief Commissioner of the Dublin Police, assisted by the High Sheriffs, and Mr Carleton, High Con- stable, and a number of Peace Officers, repaired to the Taylor's- hall in Black- lane, Dublin, and dis- persed the Society of United Irishmen, seized the books of their proceedings, and a number of print- ed papers addressed from the Society to the people of Ireland. The celebrated Lavoisier, who has just been guil- lotined at Paris, was one of the greatest chymists in Europe. Science and. medicine owe much to this great experimental philosopher. LORD HOOD's FLEET. Letter From an Officer on board the Fortitude, one of squadron. to his friend in Leith— dated off Bastia in Corsica, May 1. 1794. " I shall now give you a short sketch of our proceed- ings: — we sailed from Fiorenza the 2d of April for this this place since which time we have been laying siege by sea and land; when we shall carry our point is doubtful. There is not a night past, since our arrival, but I have been in a boat from seven to ten hours. We are moored in 1 half moon line, which extends from six to eight miles; and in the night time, there are two boats kept betwixt every two ships, to prevent boats coming over from the island of Capria with supplies. There has, however, se- veral boats got in, but I hope we shall now put a stop to that, This island belongs to the Genoese, who are the d—- dest villains in existence ; it is them who are Supplying the French in every thing they w » nt, by which means they are enabled to carry on this war. So soon as this place falls, which certainly will not be long, Lord Hood is to go home, with part of the squadron. The Duke of Berwick, son to the Princess of Sangro, and last male issue of Marshal Berwick, natural son to James II. King of Great Britain, lately died at Madrid, in the 21st year of his age. Arrived on Saturday last, at Walker's Hotel, Ar- thur Forbes, Esq. of Culloden, and family, from the north. Yesterday, set off from the same place, Colonel Thomson of Charlton and George Sandi- lands, Esq. This day, set off from the same place William M'Dowall, Esq. M P. and Capt. Muir of Caldwell, for Glasgow, from London. This day being the anniversary of the Restora- tion of King Charles, was observed as a holiday at the Banks and public offices. The flag was display- ed from the Castle, and at noon a round of the great guns was fired. \ The markets of this city are all plentifully suplied with the different articles of food — flesh and fish are remarkably cheap— the latter at and under a penny per pound The Sheerness frigate of 44 guns, Capt. Fair- fax, arrived yesterday in Leith roads, from the Sound, after a passage of fourteen days, without a single ship under convoy. No less than 23 vessels had the offer of convoy, but it was declined, although report stated that a French privateer was in the North Sea. The Sheerness will sail in a few days for Got- tenburg. On Wednesday se'ennight, the Earl of Aberdeen was at Tarland, where he went to give his counte- nance to the recruiting of the Aberdeenshire regi- ment. His Lordship was met by the gentlemen of the neighbourhood, and by Colonel Hay and some of his officers, to whom be gave a very handsome entertainment. Punch, tic. was distributd on the street in great abundance, and a number of very fine men were, in the course of the day, enlisted. On Friday last, the Prince Ernest Augustus cutter, commanded by Sir John Reid, arrived in the harbour of Greenock, with a smuggling wher- ry, belonging to Rush, in Ireland, mounting two carriage guns, six swivels, and a considerable num- ber of small arms, which he had captured in Dun- vegan lock, after an engagement of an hour and a quarter. Trie n'heri -> d .< i a ankers of gin and ten matts of tobacco, containing about 1ooo lib. weight, and had discharged part of her cargo before she was taken. Martin, the Chairman, and Hardy, the Secretary to the Reform Clubs in London, are no less person- ages than— the first, a petty Attorney, who left this city in debt, and involved thereby an innocent brother— the Secretary was a shoemaker at Carron Shore, and had arrived at the rank of a journeyman cutter in a shop in London. the measures which Government has lately adop- ted, in seizing the papers belonging to the different Societies and apprehending the secretaries See. was certainly the most proper step that could be taken. Though the professed object of these Societies was Parliamentary Reform, yet it now clearly appears that their real object was to overturn the Govern- ment of the country, and introduce all the horrible anarchy which now pervades the kingdom of France. To defeat such purposes and to aid Government in detecting and bringing to justice, those who have been concerned in such nefarious purposes becomes the duty of every honest man and good citizen. The Imperial Government has been put in pos- session of several important facts through the flight of Monsieur Mongaillard, a member of the Nation- al Convention; who, foreseeing that Robespierre was about to hand him over to his sanguinary Tri- bunal, made his escape from Paris on the 6th inst. and had the good fortune to reach the Austrian Ne- therlands in safety. This Gentleman states, that through the whole extent of France there are four hundred and fifty thousand persons in a state of im- prisonment ; that a great sum of money is deposi- ted in the National Treasury. He further asserts, that seven- ninths of the property of that kingdom are at the disposal of the Committee of Public Safe- ty ; in confequence of the seizure of the effects of the clergy, the emigrants, and other persons, either guillotined or imprisoned ; and that Robespierre ex- ercises a despotic authority over the Convention, which, in his hands, is become merely a cypher. He adds, that there prevails in that Assembly a marked distrust and discontent ; and that the fac- tions opposed to the Dictator Robespierre and his Committee, are only waiting for some important blow on the part of the allies to show themselves. On the news of the capture of Landrecies an insur- rection was very near taking place. There has not been a butcher of the human race so savage and so cruel as Robespierre since the days of King Herod. He wallows in the blood of his fellow- creatures, and looks with savage fero- city on the pangs of expiring innocents. But the fulness of his guilt is, we trust, almost arrived ; when the arm of Omnipotence, which, sooner or later, is always sure to punish, shall strike this vil- lain to that earth whose surface is crimsoned with fo many victims of his fury On the 12th inst. Barrere stated, to the National Convention " that beggary had made the most al- arming progress in the Republicr" It was surely unnecessary to make such statement, for how is it possible that it could be otherwise. COURT OF SESSION On Saturday last, the Court of Session had occasion to re- sume the consideration of a cause, peculiar in its circumstan- ces, and intersting on account of the consequences to one of the parties. The late Mr Pate, of Harthope, died in November 1786, and, in his repositories, there were found two bills one of them for iool. an i tha other for 43I. accepted by his Cousin Captain Ninien Scott of Carcoside. Mr Pate's executors soon after demanded payment of these debts by letter addres- sed to Mr Scott, who returned for answer, that he was Mr Pate's creditor, by bill, to a greater extent, but Without giv- ing any other Specification. Another letter was then writ- ten to Mr Scott in which the executors expressed their sur- priSe at this piece of intelligence, and insisted that he should forthwith comunicate the date of his alledged bill, the sum, and the terms of payment. No answer was returned to this; and a variety of other letters to the same effect being alSo treated with silence, the executors, at last, in September 1787, executed a Summons, for their two debts, before the Court of session. Upon this Mr Scott came forward, and at length signified, that he held Mr Pate's bill for 500I. sterling. For this sum, with interest, an action was likewise brought at his instance, and the two were afterwards conjoined. Upon examnation of Mr Pate's books, the executors were led to believe, that on the date of Mr Scott's bill, there had actually been an advance, by a remittance of a bank bill from London to the extent of 200I. sterting, but quoad ultra they were satisfied, all could not be right with any docu- ment, which should bear a greater sum, and particularly so large a fum as 5ool. When the bill was produced, these suspicions rose almost to a certainty, for, upon nice inspection, it appeared to have undergone the operation of converting the word " Two'.' into" Five'* a fabrication, which people, by putting the sum in ; s at the top of their voucher, can never be too careful •• guard against, for, upon trial it will be found, that the' » the. words in the language, easiest to be changed into each other, providing the word two . been written with a capital T. This direCt charge was at once made against Mr Scott, on seeing the bill. He underwent a long examination , and afterwards various proofs were taken at Sanquhar, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London. It is impossible in a newspaper to detail the particular Both the proof and the ocular inspeCtion vvere abundantly satisfaCtory; and the result was a judgment from Lord Henderland, " finding it sufficiently " proved, that said bill must originally have been granted " only for 200I. Sterling, and that the word " two" has " been Since changed into " five;" and, therefore, that the ' " bill cannot be sustained as a document of a debt- for 5001. " Sterling." This interlocutor was repeatedly adhered to by the Ordi- nary, and afterwards by the whole Court. A reclaiming . petition was then presented, alongst with which a letter bearing to be dated in 1786, was produced as a new piece of evidence. This was instantly challenged as a pro re nata letter, recently written for the purpose, and having the Lon- don post mark altogether counterfeited, and the figure de- noting the day of the month in the Edinburgh post mark e- rased and altered in a particular way. Upon this fresh charge, a warrant of commitment was issued against Mr Scott. He was taken into custody at his house in Dumfries- shire, and brought to Edinburgh in No- vember 1790, and being, after examination by the Court, admitted to bail, a variety of proofs were afterwards taken both at Edinburgh and London. In December 1791, the Court judged the cause on memo- rials, Mr Scott being ordered to attend. The consequence was a decided and unanimous opinion against him on the fabrication of the bill, and that being tbe case, it was thought unnecessary to give any express judgment as to the other charge. The former interlocutors were adhered to, and full expences found due; at the same time, Mr Scott was laid under high bail to appear on a pre- cise day, when the Court were to six the degree of his pu- nishment. In the mean time he entered a writ of appeal, which was lately dismissed by the House of Peers, with costs; and the Court of Session having come of course to reconsider the case, they, on Saturday last, pronounced a Sentence, by which Mr Scott was sent from the bar to the prison of Ca- nongate, there to remain till the 4th of June, them to be « :". " liberty till the 4th of July, for the purpose of settling his affairs, and thereafter to be banished forth. of Scotland - for seven years, uuder the usual certification ; and the sen- tence engrossed in the books of federunt. Counsel for Mr Pate's executors— Mr Solicitor General, and Mr Matthew Ross:— Agent, Mr Matthew Montgo- merie. For Captain Scott— Counsel, the Dean of Faculty, and Mr Robert Corbett:— Agent, Mr Hugh Corrie. GENERAL ASSEMBLY. On Monday last heard the reference from the Pres- bytery of the North Isles in Orkney, respeCting the Set- tlement of the united parishes of Cross, Burness, and North Ronaldsay. Parties being called, there appeared for the Presbytery of North Isles, Mr John Anderson, minister of Stromsay, and for the patron and Mr Grant the presentee, Mr Wolfe Murray, advocate, as their coun- sel. The General Assembly having heard Mr Anderson en the reference, without hearing the counsel for the pa- tron and presentee unanimously found that there were no just ground of objections against the presentation gi- ven by Sir Thomas Dundas, nor against any of the cer- tificates or extraCt of license produced by the presentee i and considering the clamant circumstances of this case,— appointed the Presbytery of North Isles to proceed in Mr Grant's settlement without farther delay, so as to have it completed on or before the 13th day of Sep- tember next, and to report their obedience to this fen- tence to the Commission in November next." The Ge- neral Assembly further unanimously found " that the conduCt of the Presbytery of North Isles with respeCt to the said presentee has been oppressive and vexatious, and declared their high disapprobation of the same; and ordained the Presbytery of North Isles to insert an ex- . traCt of the above judgment in their records." Same day, after going through the usual forms, the Assembly was dissolved, and another appointed to meet on Thursday the 21st of May 1795. WEST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE. AT a meeting of the Noblemen, Gentlemen, Clergy, and Yeomanry, of the West Riding of the county of York, held at Pontefract, on the 21st current, the thanks of the meeting was given to the Right Hon. EArl Fitz- WIllIAM, and the Gentlemen of the Committee, for tha resolutions produced that day, and uuanimously agreed to, viz. " To give the best assistance in our power to strengthen the means of national defence against foreign invasion and to give additional energy and effeCt to tile constituted authorities of the kingdom towards the suppression of any riots and tumults - that may arise in consequence of the dangerous machinations of audacious and designing men, tending to subvert our present happy constitution, and thereby to destroy those beneficent laws and liberties, which have so long afforded the inestimable blessing of just and equal protection to every rank and description of subjeCts within the realm." And the above Nobleman not only subscribed A THOUSANd POUNDS towards those laudable purposes, but, along with several other gentlemen, - offered their personal Services, and inrolled themselves, to serve either as cavalry or infantry, as may be judged most expedient. The conduct of this nobleman, in the present conjuncture of affairs, deserves the highest praife and com- mendation of the country. THE AVERAGE PRICE OF SUGAR, Computed from the RETURNS made in the Week ending the 21st May 1794, is Forty- three Shillings and Ten Pence Farthing, Per Hundred Weight. Exclusive of the Duty of Customs paid or payable thereon, for ihfi IMPORTATION thereof into GreAT britain. SEQUESTRATIONS, . May S3. JAMES ROSS, late weaver at Dundee.—- Creditors to meet in the house of James Meiklejohn, vintner, oa the 3d oS Juoe, at 12 noon, to name an interim fac- tor; and at the Same place and hour, on the 1st of Ju- ly, to chuse a trustee, Creditors of JaMes CARSON, merchant in Newton- Dou- glas, have chosen William Dill, writer, trustee Days of examination, June 3d and t7th, in the Court- house of wigton, at 12 n00n.— Creditors to meet in tha house of John Black, vintner, on the 18th oS June, ROBERT MARSHALL, merchant in Glasgow, have chosen Robert Graham, writer, trustee.— Days of exa- mination, June 12th and 27th, in the Sheriff Court, house— Creditors to meet in the Star Inn, on the 28th of June, at 12 noon. "" JAmes Butter, butcher and cattle dealer in In- verkeithing, have chosen Duncan Montgomerie, distil- ler, trustee.— Days of examination, June 9th and 28th, at 12 noon, in tbe Court- house— Creditors to meet in the said CoUrt- houfe, on the 30th of June, at 11 noon. This day is published, By W. Berry, Bookseller, SOuTH Bridge, A LETTER TO The CLERGY OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND } B Y MARK BLAKE. ESQ. Magna est Veritas, et prevalebit. Where also may be had, A VARIETY OF NeW PUBLICATIONS, Just received from London. Just Published,. tWO SERMONS preached by the Rev. Mr JOHn Bisset, Minister of the Gospal in Brechin, in the Church of Brechin, one 0f e.'. e ,.„ aal j- al n... , Un April 1793, aud the other on the National Fast of the 27th of February 1794, both at One Shilling: to be sold at the shop of Alexander Ross yost. Narrow Wynd, - Aberdeen, provost Smith and David Guthrie's shops in Brechin, at Mr Bissets own house, at the shops of Mr James Paton, Montrose, Mr Miller, bookseller, Dundee, and Mr Mac- Pharlin, bookseller, Perth. FIFE CHARITY BALL, WHICH was postponed In the month of March to Wed- nesday the 4th of June, his Majesty's Birth Day, will be held that day at Cupar. Tickets to be had at Mr Methven's. FANCY JEWELLERY SHOP MOVED. JOHN WHITE most respeCtfully acquaints his Friends and the Public, that HE HAS NOW OPENED HIS NEW SHOP No. 6. West side ol South Bridge, Seven doors nearer the Tron Church, formerly possessed by the late Mr Gourlay— where he Will expose to Sale an Elegant and Well SeleCted assortmem of GOODS, viz. SILVER PLATE of the newest and most approved Work, JEWELLERY of every description, PLATED artd CUTLERY in very great varie- ty, with every thing that's new in the fancy line. J W. sincerely begs leave to return his grateful thanks to the Nobility and Public in general- for the very liberal share he has experienced of their favours, and assures them he will make it his study, by every attention- in his power, to merit a continuance, by doing business on honourable terms, ta- king a moderate profit. ROYAL ARMS, NO. 6 South Bridge, POINTER DOG STRAYED. Strayed from Rossie in Fife, ALarge Brown and White Rough POINTER DOG, andswers to the name of Rover. Whoever brings him back to Rossie will be properly re- warded ;- and if the dog after this notice is found kept up, the perSon so doing wiil be prosecuted as the law direCts. A N N U I T Y. * ' TO BE SOLD. A N ANNUITY of L, 100 sterling heretably secured upon a good estate in Dumfries- shire. Proposals will be received, by James Dundas and Hugh RobertSon, clerks to the signet. COUNTY OF EAST- LOTHfAN. AT the deSire of the Marquis of Tweeddale, Sir David Kinloch of Gilmerton, Bart, as Convener, desires a meeting of the Heritors, Freeholders, and Justices of Peace of the County at Haddington, on Tuesday next the 3d June, at twelve o'clock noon. 1 - HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY ' To be LET and entired to immediately, AHOUSE of six rooms, kitchen, and other convenien- cies, lying within six miles of Edinburgh, to" the westward, and fit to accommodate a family. If a garden be wished for, it can be given. Apply to Alexander Grant, jun. writer in Edinburgh. Not to be repeated. CREDITORs of ARCHIBALD MILLAR, Coachmaker in Canongate, ARE requested to meet within the Royal Exchange Cof- feehouse here, upon Friday the 6th day of June next, . 3t one o'clock afternoon, to consider the state of the affairs, and give such direCtions is may appear necessary for Speedily winding them up. Not to be repeated. FARMS IN THE COUNTIES OF EDINBURGH AND PEEBLES— TO LET. To be LET, and entered to at Candlemas 1793, for such number of years as shall be agreed 0n, I. . THE FARM of WESTER HAILES, in the parish of Colington. and county of Edinburgh, as the same is preSently possessed by Alexander M'Donald— Also, II. The FARM of DUMBRYDEN, possessed by John Christie, marching with the above farm— entry at Whitsun- day and Martinmas 1795. These lands are completely inclosed, well watered, and fenced, lie within three miles of Edinburgh, and are capable of great improvement. ALSO THE FOLLOWING FARMS IN THE COUN- TY OF PEEBLES, The entry whereto commences at Whitsunday 1795 » s to. the houses and grass, and as to the arable land at the se- paration of the crop. III. The FARM of LADY- URD, as presently possessed by James and William Burtons, lying in the parish of Kirkurd, consisting of both arable and pasture ground. IV. The FARM called the EAST SIDE of BLYTH, as. ' prefently possessed by John Miller, lying in the parish of Linton, consisting also of arable and pasture ground. V. The FARM and MILL of KNOCK- KNOWS, lying in the parish of Newlands, being all arable land The above farms are all of a good soil, breed a good kind of sheep, and are capable of great improvement.— Also, THE FOLLOWING FARMS IN THE PARISH OF SKIRLING, & COUNTY OF PEEBLES, viz. VJ. the LANDS of MUIRBURN and GREATLAWS, as presently possessed by James Ballantyne. VII. The NORTH MAINS of SKIRLING, as possessed by the widow of George Storie. VIII. The SOUTH MAINS of SKIRLING, as possessed by the heirs of John Plenderleath. These farms are of an excellent soil, produce remarkable. good grain, keep good stock, and are well calculated for turnip culture. IX. The FARM of GLENCOTHO, In the parish of Glenholm, presently possessed by Alexander Tweedie, Esq, This is entirely a fheep sarm, the qualities whereof are well known in the country. Persons inclining to take these farms, will please tranSmit their offers in writing to Cornelius Elliot, writer to the sig- net, Edinburgh; and those Who offer may depend that their names shall be concealed. The Overseer at Kirkurd will show the farms in the pa- rishes of Kirkurd, Linton and Newlands; and the Baron Officer at Skirling will shew the farms that parish SOUND INTELLIGENCE. Passed Upward, May Jean, Wilson, from Limekilns to Dantzic, ballast. Je^, Taylor, from Prestonpans to Petersburgh, coals. Mary, Hay, from leith to do. ballaft. Hope, Miller, from do. to do. do. Eliza, Brown, from do. to do. lead. Minerva, Williamson, from do. to Riga, ballast. . Delight, Malcolm, from Gottenburgh to Dantzic. Margaret, Sinclair, from Leith to Pillau, ballast. Margaret & Marion, Moodie, from do. to Riga, do. Mary, Primrose, from Alloa to do. coals. Happy Jannet, Bird, from Gottenburgh to Narva. Hope, Soutter, from Peterhead to Riga, ballast. Aurora, Sime, from do. to Swinimunde, do. Industry, Finlay, fiom do. to Dantzic, do. Venus, Gavin, from do. to Petersburgh, do. Downwards. 10. James, Cormack, from Copenhagen to London, oats. 11. Friendship, Wilson, from Landscrona to Scotland, do. Brothers and Sisters, Gordon, from Dantzic to Bar- celona, wheat. Experiment, Normand, from do. to Rotterdam, oats. Jenny, Melvill, from Memel to Fisherrow, ballast. Thomas, Baxter, from do. to Inverkeithing, do. Arrived and Remain, 13. Seven Brothers, Wilson, from do. to Berwick, do. The Sheerness, 44 gun ship, Capt. Fairfax, arrived on Sun- day with a convoy from Leith. WIND.— On Sunday, southerly— Monday, easterly— and this day, north west. ELSINORE, 13th May, 1794. HOWDEN & CO. Passed Upwards. May 13. Brothers, Millar, from London to Petersburgh. 14. Caledonia, M'Farlane, from Marstrand to Memel. ACtive, Sime, from ditto to Dantzic, ditto. Nathaniel and Mary, Stables, from ditto to Riga, do. Hope, Law, from ditto to ditto, ballast. PeggY Adamson, from Gottenburgh to Dantzic, herr. Liberty, Blair, from London to Riga, ballast. Betsey, Hutchison, from ditto to Petersburgh, ditto. 15. Euphemia and Ann, Goldie, from ditto to ditto, ditto. 16. William, Cabel, from Hull to Riga, ditto. Oughton, Sime, from Amsterdam to Petersburgh, do. 17. Eliza, Boyd, from Hamburgh to ditto, ditto. Mary, Malcolm, from Marstrand to Pillau, herrings. Daphne, Kinnear, from Dundee to Dantzic, ballast. Aid, Vallum, from Dublin to Riga, ditto. Margaret, Mearns, from Montrose to Petersburgh, do. Kitty, Webster, from ditto to Pillau, ditto. Passed Downwards. Ij. Aurora, Normand, from Pillau to Liverpool, wheat, Industry, Smith, from ditto to ditto, ditto. Ann, Lockhart, from ditto to ditto, ditto. Carboner, Pearson, from Memel to Kirkcaldy, timber. Arrived, and remains windbound. James, Murrison, from Riga to Arbroath, flax. The Three Sisters, Capt. W. Mitchell, of and from Aber- deen, for Pillau, in ballast, being put into a harbour near Stavanger, was, in the gale between the 28th and 29th ult. drove upon the rocks and bulged. It is expected she can be weighed. The George, of Campbeltown, Capt. John M'Isaac, for Petersburg in ballast, was wrecked on the Scaw Reef the 1st instant. Crew saved. The Robert's Adventure of Shields, Robert Gibson, was Wrecked at Memel on the 29th ult. and the mate, with two of her men. and eleven Prussians, were drowned. The Thames of NeWcastle, J. Ridley, from Pillau, has got ashore in the grounds, and has to unload part of her cargo. On Thursday the Sheerness man of war sailed homeward, as did the Squirrel frigate and Ceres armed ship, with some vessels under convoy; and yesterday the Ceres put back into the roads, with the loss of her anchors and cables, and brings accounts of the Squirrel having been aground on the Anholt, and obliged to throw her guns, with most of her provisions, & c. overboard, in order to get off. She is now expeCted back.— Most of the homeward- bound ships are put back. The Mary of London, Calvert, for the Baltic, has been a- shore in the grounds. Yesterday it blew very strong westerly— to- day a moderate breeze N. W. ELSINEUR, MAY 17. 1794. HOWDEN & Co. ORKNET SHIPPING. ARRIVED AT STROMNESS, May. 7. Robert, , of and for Londonderry, from Dantzic. Jean, Sangster, of Aberdeen, for Liverpool, wheat. 8. Mary, M'Claggan, of and from Perth, for Easdale. 13. Seaforth. Baxter; from Easdale, for Leith, with slates. Jean, Greig, of and for Leith, from Thurso, meal. 14. Isabella, Smith, for Whitby, from Liverpool, soap. Brothers, —, from Whitehaven, for Petersburg. Mary, Stewart, from Irvine for ditto, with ditto. 1J. Jean, Handyside, of Leith, from Wismire for Liverp. Canterbury, Boaz, from Pillaw for ditto, with wheat. Janet and Ann, , of Stromness, for , good*. ARRIVED AT LEITH. May 27. Four Brothers, Syme, from Glasgow, with shot. 18. Garland, Dee. from Southampton, with goods. " r" Margaret, Higgin, from Alloa, with whisky. Helen, Burton, from Alloa With goods. SAILED, Alexander, Ritchie, for London, with goods. Andrew and Katty, Marshall, for Glasgow, goods. Elizabeth, Scotland, for Alloa, with furniture. HIGH WATER AT LEITH. Morn. I Even. B. M. I H. M. Friday, May 30. 3 12 | 3 40 Saturday, 31. 4 8 | 4 35 ( In the Contract) AT LONDON— FOR LEITH, THE CERES, Armed Brig, JAS. M'INTOSH Master, s now on the birth at Hawley and Downe's wharf, taking on board goods for Leith, E- dinburgh, and country adjacent, deliver- able at leith; will sail 31st May. with or without convoy. The Ceres has good accommodation for passengers, and the best usage may be depended on. For further particulars, please apply to Charles Cowan and Co. merchants, Leith ; or the master on board the ship, mornings and evenings; and at the New England Coffee- house, ' Change hours. AT LEITH— FOR LONDON, A NEW CONTRACT SHIP, THE DUCHESS OF YORK, ARMED, DONALD DENOON Master, Lying at the birth in Leith harbour, taking in goods for London, and will positively sail the Ioth June 1794. This vessel has been built on purpose for the trade. No expence has been spared to render her complete for a mer- chant cargo, as well as for the genteel accommodation of pas- sengers. Exclusive of a middle cabin and state- rooms, which are elegantly fitted up, she has a large dining- room, with several little apartments so nicely construCted. as to render the cabins, & c. always clear of that lumber which would o- therwise incommode the Company. Passengers may depend on the greatest attention being paid them, and the civilest treatment in every respeCt may be ex- uded. Letters on business shall be strictly attended to. The Master to be spoke with at the Old Exchange Cof- feehouse, at ' Change hours— mornings and evenings at hit house, St Bernard Street, Leith. HOUSES IN NICOLSON STREET TO BE SOLD. To he SOLD by public roup, within the Old Exchange Cof- feehouse, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 9th day oi July 1794, between the hours of six and seven in the evening, THE UPPERMOST FLATS or STOREYS of that Te- nement of Land in Nicolson Street, with two cellars, and two garrets thereto belonging, the property of James Reikie, late tobacconist in Edinburgh, lying immediately to the east of Nicolson Square, and upon that side of the street. The houses are presently occupied by four tenants, who pay a rent among them of about 17I. yearly, which is allow- ed to be very reasonable ; and the houses, from their being in so centrical a situation, arc very convenient for tradesmen or people in business. Mrs Logan, one of the tenants, will shew the premisses; and for further particulars, apply to James Davidson, writer to the signet, North Castle Street, who has power to con- dude a private bargain. SALE OF HOUSES AND SHOPS IN NETHERBOW AND RICHMOND STREET, EDINBURGH. To be SOLD by public roup, within John's Coffeehouse, E- dinburgh, on Monday the 9th day of June next, at five o'clock afternoon, SEVERAL HERITABLE SUBJECTS that belonged to the late Cumberland Moffat, druggist, Edinburgh, con- sisting of— I mo. The BACK TENEMENT of LAND lying within the Netherbow of Edinburgh in the close called Bassendean's Close, north side of the High Street, consisting of four sto- reys, with small houses, stables, or cellars lying under the said tenement Ida. That SHOP, with Two Back Apartments and Two Cellars, having three vents or fire places, beng the north- east corner fhop of South Richmond Street, as presently pos- sessed by Mr M'Leod,' grocer. 3t, o. That LODGING or DWELLING- HOUSE, being the third flat 0r storey above the said shop, consisting of five . fire rooms, a light and a dark bed- closet, kitchen, cellar, and other conveniencies, lately occupied by Mrs Christie, r00m- setter. 4to. A BRICK TENEMENT of HOUSES consisting of two storeys, with a Bake- house and Oven, lying immediate- ly to the east of the said tenement, as possessed by Thomas Dick, baker, and others. The whole of the foresaid premisses will be set up in such lots as purchasers may incline. The subjeCts in Bassandean S Close hold burgage; and the subjects in Richmond Street, which were lately built, do hold feu for payment of small duties. The progress of writs is clear and complete ; and the ar- ticles of roup and title- deeds may be seen in the hands of William Sprott, solicitor at law, Canongate, who will in- form as to other particulars. CARSE OF GOURIE. Upset Prices Reduced. To be SOLD by roup, within the Royal Exchange Coffee- house, Edinburgh, on Thursday the 19th of June 1794, at two o'clock afternoon, in the following Lots. LOT I. • tHE Lands of OVER- MAINS and CASTLE of KIN- NAIRD, the Lands of NETHER- MAINS of KIN- NAIRD, the Pendicles of Kinnaird, and certain Parts of the Lands of CRAIGHEAD, lying in the parish of Kinnaird, and shire of perth, and amount to about 270I. of nett rent. The lands of this lot hold of the Crown, and the propor- tion of their real rent being compared with the proprietor's cumulo rental in the parish of Kinnaird, their valued rent must exceed 400I. Scots. LOT II. The Lands of HULL and FRANKLADEN, lying in the parish of Kinnaird, and shire of Perth, about 75 1, of yearly rent. These lands consist partly of brae and partly of carse land, and lie about half way between the two flourishing towns of Perth and Dundee. The lands of Lot 1st lie compaCt, and are a desirable object for a proprietor's residence. They con- tain 1 good proportion of carse and brae land, all of excellent quality. There is a most delightful situation for a mansion. house at the castle of Kinnaird, which commands an exten- five prospeCt of the Carse of Gourie and river Tay. The lands are low rented, and when the leases expire a considerable rise of rent may be expected, particularly on Nether Mains, the lease of which expires in five years. There is an Orchard and thriving Pigeon- house at Kin- naird, with certain services prestable by the tenants, not ren- talled; and there is also some growing timber upon the lands. Lot Id consists of about 489 acres of arable green, and other pasture grounds, and lying in the brae of the Carse, and to the northward, would be a very desirable store- farm for a low country proprietor to be possessed of. The conditions of roup, with a rental and plan of the grounds, to be seen by applying to Mr Graeme, writer to the signet, Nicolson Square. JUDICIAL SALE OF LANDS IN LANARKSHIRE. To be SOLD by public roup, before the Lord Ordinary on the bills, in virtue of an aCt of roup and warrant of the Court of Session, upon Wednesday the nth day of Juue 1794, between the hours of five and seven in the afternoon, All and Whole that just and equal Third part of the Forty Shilling Lands of old extent of INCHNOCK, and Forty Shilling Land of old extent of GAYNE, lying within the parish of New Monkland, and shire of Lanark, which belonged to William Stalker of Inchnock, compre- hending the Mansion- house of Inchnock, two small Gar- dens, and three Parks adjoining to the mansion- house ; the Farm of Lazyraw ; the Lands called the Raw of Inchnock; the Farms ol Mossside, Lochfauld, and Hethryhill; an acre of Land, Cot- house, and Cow's Grass, possessed by Jean Bell, and the Superiority of six acres of land called Bridgend Croft, feued to William Waddell. The gross proven rent of these lands and feu- duties is . . L. II » 8 O Deductions, As there is no heritable right to the teinds, one- fifth part of the rent of the lands, exclu- sive of the feu- duty, is struck off for the teind, L. 22 I 7 2- 14 Blench duty payable to the Crown, . o 1 7 4- 1* School salary to the school- master of New Monkland, o 1 10 6- 1* Remains free yearly rent af lands and feu- duty, . . 90 i II Which being valued at twenty- eight years purchase, as found by the Court, amounts to 4524 i 8 The one- fifth of gross rent struck off for teind amounts to L. 11 I 7 4- 14 The teind- duty payable to College of Glasgow, and out of which is paid she Mini- ster's stipend, is 2 bolls 4 pecks and two- thirds of a peck of teind- meal, and 5I- sterling in money; and the teind- meal being payable ac- cording to the fiars ef the Archbishoprick of Glasgow, amounted for crop 1792 to 6 18 3 6- 14 Remains of free teind, L. 15 3 3 8- I » Which being valued at five years purchase, as put thereon by the Court, for the pri- vilege of purchasing it, amounts to 16 6 4- 12 Total proven value of the lands, stock, and teind, at which they are to be exposed to sale, . . L. 2599 18 4 4- 14 For further particulars, application may be made at the office of Mr George Jeffrey, one of the depute- clerk's of ses- sion, and clerk to the process of ranking and sale; or to James Home, clerk to the signet, the common agent SALE OF STOCKING & FURNITURE. There is to be SOLD by public roup, at BUXLIE, near Tra- nent, on Saturday the 31 it May curt. THE Whole STOCKING on the Farms of Buxlie and White house, consisting of Horses, Cows, and Labour- ing Utensils, several good Carts, with Harness; all sorts of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, viz. Tables, Chairs, Beds, Sheets and Blankets, Table Linen, Kitchen Furniture, & c. A good Eight- day Clock. The roup to begin at ten o'clock. AN ESTATE IN BADENOCH, With Excellent Shooting Quarters, FOR SALE. To be SOLD by public voluntary roup, within the Old Ex- change Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, on Monday the 16th day of June next, between the hours of five and six afternoon, ALL and WHOLE, the LANDS and ESTATE of IN- VERHALL or INVERTROMMIE, with the whole Sheallings, Pasturages, and Pertinents thereof, lying in the lordship of Badenoch, parish of Kingusie, and county of In- verness. These lands hold feu of the Duke of Gordon, for payment of 50 merks Scots, with some small customs and services, which are all converted. The yearly rent is at pre- sent only Iiol. Sterling, but, as there are no leases on any of the lands, a very considerable increase of rent may reason- ably be expected, and has indeed been offered, on granting leases for a moderate endurance. There is not perhaps in the Highlands of Scotland a more beautiful or picturesque spot, than that now offered to sale. It lies in the very heart of Badenoch, along the banks of the Water of Trommie, and is also bounded by the River Spey, at the junction of the Trommie with that river. It is in- terpersed and skirted with birch and other brush wood ; ex- tends four or five miles from the strath or middle of the country, due fouth, up the Glen of Trommie ; and the pro- prietor has a right of pasturage to the very source of Trom- mie, several miles faRther up. In the low part ot the estate, or at Invertrommie, there is a large field of fine arable land, of the best quality in that country. There is also an extensive meadow or morass, ad- joing to the arable land, along the banks of the Spey, and yielding great crops of fine natural hay. Trommie and Spey afford great plenty of salmon, and trout of different kinds, in the greatest perfection. There are several falls on the waters of sufficient force to drive mills or machinery of any extent, and constantly supplied with water. The estate is well supplied with moss of the best quality. It contains a Slate Quarry; and it is believed there is also plenty of lime stone. It is in every respect capable of the highest improve- ment. In the middle of Glentrommie, there is a residence which has for several years been occupied as a SHOOTING QUARTER, by different Gentlemen of rank and fortune; and here the Propiietor has built a substantial house of seve- ral apartments, superior to most Shooting Quarters. Fancy can scarcely figure a more pleasant or romantic situation than this place affords. It is close by the river, surrounded with natural woods of great beauty, and considerable value, on both sides. There are large fields of fine natural grass round the house by the river side. For a sportsman, there cannot be a more eligible station; as, around the residence, there is a range of four or five miles of the best Shooting Ground in the Highlands; the Game its in great abundance, and frequently within twenty yards of the house— and Trout and Salmon in the river running past the door. There is also a carriage road to the Shooting Quarters, leading from the high road from Edinburgh to -..- is. ( The whole estate, and particularly the Glen, is also well calculated for a sheep walk; and having the water on one side of it, and the whole being well supplied with stones, may easily be inclosed at little expence. There is no mansion- house on the estate, but many delight- ful situations for building on, particularly at Invertronnnie, where, besides having a view of that part of the estate, there will also be had a complete view of the country of Badenoch for many miles up aud down, the beauty of which is well known to every person who has travelled the Highland road. Belville House ( a new modern and elegant building) immedi- ately fronts this part of the estate— the Ruins of the Barracks of Ruthven— the Parish Church— the Place of Gordonhall— and many other beautiful objects are all in the immediate neighbourhood. There is also a view of Dunnachton, the ancient seat of the family of Macintosh, the Place of Inver- eshie, and of Loch Inch, and the river Spey for several miles, of its course through that delightful country. The whole forming one of the finest landscapcs in Scotland. In short, there can seldom occur an estate for sale situated like the present, fitted alike to gratify the pleasures of the sportsman, and the man of taste, who may chuse to reside in the country; and, at the same time, affording every possible encouragement to the purchaser in a mercantile view merely, as a proper subject for improvement. The title- deeds, which are perfectly clear, are in the hands of James Robertson, writer, Castle- hill, Edinburgh, to whom intending purchasers may apply for further information ; or to Captain Charles M'Pherson, at Gordonhall, near Ruthven, who will also show the estate, and either of whom have power to conclude a private bargain. Remains of free rent L. 14 JUDICIAL SALE. To be SOLD by public roup, by Authority of the Court of Seffion, within the Parliament or New Session House, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the nth day of June 1794, be- tween the hours of four and six afternoon, ALL and Haill the TOWN and LANDS of . BLAIRCHROSK, being a Twenty Shilling Land, with the OAK and other WOODS thereon, SALMON FISHING thereof, and other FISHINGS on the Water TUMMEL; with the Privilege and Servitude of Common Pasturage, Fuel, Feal and Divot, on the Hill of Tullimet, and of Shealing in the usual Shealings of said Lands, and Teinds Parsonage and Vicarage of said Lands; all lying within the barony of Tullimet, regality of Athol, and shire of Perth. The gross rent of the lands ( exclisive of the wood) is proved to be — — — L. 18 o o And the carriage from Perth, a cart of coals to the Duke of Athol, weighing 32 stones, valu- ed at — — — — 030 Sum of gross rent L, 18 3 o DeduCt feu duty payable to the Duke of Athol superior, L. 45 Scots, or — L. 3 15 O The annual carriage of 32 stone weight from Perth to Dunkeld, valued as before mentioned, at 030 Stipend to the Minister of Lo- gierait, — — O I 3 Salary to the Schoolmaster of ditto, — — — O o lo Amount of deductions 406 The proven value of which, at 46 years pur- chase, is — — — — L. 367 5 o And the proven value of the Oak Wood, Stock and Stool, and present growth and state thereof, is — — — 450 o o Total value or upset price, L. 817 5 These lands are very low rented on a lease which is just expired, are pleasantly situated in the heart of Athol, having a fine southerly exposure, on the north banks of the River Tummel, a little above its confluence with the Tay, about eight English miles from Dunkeld, to which there is the best access by the great military road from Perth to Inverness, which passes through the grounds, and they possess other advantages in point of local situation, and of hills abounding with game of almost every description, as are rarely to be met with in lands of their confined rental; and which render their purchase a most desirable objeCt for sporting gentlemen, who will seldom meet with such convenient shooting quarters. The title- deeds and articles of roup to be seen at the of- fice of Mr Bruce, depute- clerk of Session, who, or Adam Stewart, writer in Edinburgh, agent in the sale, will inform as to further particulars. LANDS IN RENFREWSHIRE. To be SOLD by public roup, within the Exchange Coffee houfe, Edinburgh, upon Wednesday the 18th day of Jura 1794, at two o'clock afternoon, THE Lands of GLEDOCH, the Lands under the Craig the HILTOWN, North and South GLENS, and the Lands of MIDDLEPENNY and LANGBANK, with the Pertinents, lying within the parish of Erskine, and shire of Renfrew. These lands consist of about 600 Scots acres, all of which are inclosed, and mostly subdivided with good stone dykes.— There is a handsome farm steading, with some fine old wood, and a quantity of young trees in a very thriving condition u- pon the lands. There are few estates in Scotland that command a mora delightful prospeCt than what thefe lands afford, nor a more desirable situation for a country seat. They lie upon the fouth bank of the river Clyde, opposite the town aud castle of Dumbarton; and besides the sea ports of Greenock and Port Glasgow on the one hand, have a distinCt view of the very populous and thriving banks of the Leven and comprehend a more distant prospeCt of Lochlomond and the lofty moun- tains that bound that beautiful lake on the north. This estate is 15 miles distant from the city of Glasgow, 10 from Paisley, 6 from Greenock, and 4 from Port Glas- gow; and the new road from Glasgow to Greenock upon " the shore of Clyde passes through the land, alongst which ground for building may be feued out to great advantage.— From the peculiarly fortunate situation of this property it is capable of very high improvement, as not only every kind of manure may be procured at a small expence by water car- riage, and there also being a stream of water running thro* the lands, render it a most eligible situation for the erection of any kind of machinery. The lands are at present out of lease, having been annually let in pasture for some years past. They hold of the Princc and Steward of Scotland, and entitle the proprietor to a free- hold qualification, which in that county is of considerable importance. The teinds are valued, and a decreet of sale thereof obtained. The baron- officer will shew the grounds; and the title- deeds, articles of roup, See. are in the hands of Mr Hamil- ton, George Square, Edinburgh, who has power to conclude a private bargain. SALE OF LANDS IN PERTHSHIRE. Upon Tuesday 15th July 1794, within the house of John Campbell, vintner in Perth, at twelve o'clock mid- day, there is to be exposed to public roup and sale, THE LANDS and ESTATE of ARDARGIE & TOR- RENSE, and Wood thereon— the whole including that part of the commonty of Forgandenny lately allocated to this estate, amounting to near 700 acres according to * plan made out thereof, lying in the parish of Foreandenny and shire of Perth. This estate is about six miles south from Perth, and about a mile from the village of Forgandenny, and is very improve- able. Four of the leases expired at Martinmas 1793, two of them expire at Martinmas next, one at Martinmas 1795, two at Martinmas 1796, one at Martinmas 1798, and the last at Martinmas 1804. This property is held blench of the crown, and valued in the cess- books of the county at 460I Scots. But there appear on the record two retours in 1658, ready to be shewn, where- by one part of these lands was retoured at 40 s. another at 3I. and another at 12s. all old extent. The lands were valued in 1632, and the teind is nearly ex- hausted by the minister's stipend. Patrick Duncan, town- clerk of Perth, or Mr Beveridge, No. 44. Prince's Street, will shew the rental, and give every other information wanted.— To either of them such as intend a private bargain may apply. SALE OF SUBJECTS, In the town and vicinity of Edinburgh. To be Sold by public voluntary roup, within the Royal Exchange Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, upon Wednesday the 30th day of July 1794, at one o'clock afternoon, I. ^ THE Principal HOUSE, and LANDS of NEW- INGTON, lying between- the roads leading from Edinburgh to Dalkeith and Libberton, in the parish of St Cuthbert's, and shire of Edinburgh, and within ten minutes walk from the Tron Church.-— The house, which is newly built, is fitted up in a most commodious and elegant manner. It consists of a kitchen, scullery, laundry, dining- room, drawing- room, and fifteen other fire- rooms, besides light closets— has two Gardens, with hot house, gardener's house, a coach- house and stables nearly finished, and which, may be finished at a small expence. It is finely situated, and commands a beautiful and extensive prospeCt of tha Frith of forth and adjacent country. The lands which lie quite compact, are divided into sun- dry inclosures. They consist of about - 50 Scots acres, . , icl are at present out of lease. The local advantages of this property will appear very obvious to those who have obser- ved the improvements lately made about Edinburgh. It has been in agitation to apply for an aCt of Parliament to carry the great south road through the lands; and should this take effeCt, a purchaser might feu off such parts of them as he might think proper for building to great advantage. The premisses will be exposed at the sum of rojooL Sterling, being 4,400!. under a valuation made by persons of skill. - II. SUNDRY SMALL HOUSES and GARDENS in the neighbourhood of Newington, of the yearly rent of 301. 15 s. Sterling. To be exposed at the sum of joo L Sterling. III. Thefe SUBJECTS in Newington called CHERRY- HALL, lying on the east side of the road leading from E- dinburgh to Libberton, and within the Grange Toll- bar, lately belonging to Cumberland Moffat, surgeon,— subjeCt to the burden of an annuity of 15I. Sterling, payable during the life of a person aged about 40 years. The premisses, which consist of a good dwelling- house, neatly fitted up, suitable offices, and 3 garden, will be exposed at the sum of 400I. Sterling. IV. A HOUSE and GARDEN in Newington, lately be- longing to Adam Johnston, shoemaker. To be exposed as the sum of 1201. Sterling. V. Sundry FEU- DUTIES well- secured, payable out of certain Subjects in Newington, lying upon the east side of the road leading from Edinburgh to Libbeiton, of the annual a- mount of 28I, 6 s. 2D To be exposed at the sum of 600 L Sterling. VI. That well known and extensive COACH- YARD in: CANONGATE of Edinburgh, possessed by Mess. Alexander and Patrick Crichton, coach- makers in Edinburgh, fitted up in the best manner for carrying on the business of Coachma- king, with compting- house, painting- house, smithies, shades, and a variety of other conveniencies.— As also, the DWEL- LING- HOUSE situated at the head thereof, prefently pos- sessed by Mr Patrick Crichton ; and a TENEMENT of HOUSES, called Balfour's Land, lying immediately to the west of and adjoining to said dwelling- house. The total rent lately payable for these subjeCts by Mess A- lexander and Patrick Crichton, and others, amounted to 350l, Sterling. They will be exposed at the sum of 2500I. Ster- ling. VII. That SHOP at the Cross of Edinburgh, possessed by Mr Creech, bookseller, at the yearly rent of ool. Sterling, To be exposed at the sum of 8401. VIII. A TACK of certain SUBJECTS in Candlemaker row, for twenty- five years to run from Whitsunday 1794 presently subset at a surplus rent of 24I. per annum. The value of such surplus rent is, upon a calculation, upwards of 3301.; but for tbe encouragement of offerers this lot will be exposed at 150 1. IX. A SEAT in St Cuthbert's or West Church, rented at 11. 10 s. Sterling yearly— To be exposed at the sum of 20 1. Sterling. The House, Garden, and Subjects at Newington, will be shown by James Houison, the overseer, and Peter M'Ar- thur, the gardener at Newington, and the other subjeCts will be shown by the respeCtive tenants thereof. For further particulars application may be made to John M'Farquhar, writer to the signet, who will show the titles, and a plan of the lands of Newington; or to Charles Selkrig, accomptant in Edinburgh. EDINBURGH; Printed by ROBERT ALLAN ( Agent for the SUN FIRE- OFFICH, and INSURANCE ON LIVES) at his Printing house, OLD FISH- MARET CLOSE, every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, where Printing work in general is neatlY performed. Price of a single Paper, FOUR PENCE,— 53s. yearly, when called for; 56s, delivered in town or Leith ; and L. 3 sent by Post.
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