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Caledonian Mercury


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Caledonian Mercury

Date of Article: 19/06/1794
Printer / Publisher: Robert Allen 
Address: Old Fish Market Close, Edinburgh
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• MM EDINBURGH, A N- • THURSDAY, J 1794 This day is published, BY WILLIAM CREECH, Handsomely printed in 8vo. price 1s. ,6d. in board » . A N INQUIRY INTO THE MEDICINAL QUALITIES AND EFFECTS OF THE AERATED ALKALINE WATER, Illustrated by EXPERIMENTS & CASES. By JOHN MONCRIEF, APOTHECARY, Honorary Member of the Royal Physical Society Edinburgh. THE DUTY OF BENEFICENCE RECOMMENDED, A SERMON, Preached in St Andrew's Church, Edinburgh, BY THE REV. MR W. MOODIE, Minister of St Andrews, and Professor of Hebrew and Ori- ental Languages in the University, On the 18th of February last, At the request of the Society for Relief of the Industrious Blind— and published at their desire— Sold, for the benefit of the Blind, by W. CreecH & J. Dickson, booksellers. MATTRESSES, HAIR and ROPE MATTS, & BAS- KETS, Manufactured by the Blind, are Sold at the Asylum, No. 8. Shakespeare Square. The existence and prosperity of this humane institution depend solely upon the encouragement which it shall receive from the public, and from the sale of their manufactures. 14 are now employed in the Asylum, and two more are or- dered to be admitted. This Day is Published, BY J. DICKSON, P. HILL, & J. WATSON, Price 4s. 6d. No. III & Last of CASES DECIDED IN THE COURT OF SESSION During the Summer Session 1792, and the three preceding Sessions. COLLECTED By ROBERT BELL, Clerk to the Signet. 4i* These Cases contain not only the Pleadings of the Law- yers, but the Reasonings of. the Judges. They afford all the information which is to be found in the printed papers ; and as the opinions of the Judges must give the true import of the decisions, they will be found peculiary useful to Country Practitioners, and to those who have no opportunity of at- tending to the deliberations of the Court. TEN THOUSAND GALLONS WHISKY, WARRANTED MADE from MALT ONLY, and of a Great Age, being made long before the last Distillery law took place. There never was for sale in Scotland spirits of such supe- rior quality— when made in TODDY, it drinks as pleasant as any Jamaica Rum. To be sold off at the low price of 3s. 6d.— warranted equal to any spirits at 4s. 6d. per gallon. Double Strong, for Toddy, 4s. 4d.— equal to any spirits at js. 4d. per gallon. AT KERR'S WHISKY SHOP, Niddry- street. To be sold Wholesale and Retail for Ready Money only samples of the puncheons and hogsheads ready for inspection. N. B. ORANGE SHRUB of the richest quality, 4s. per gallon— Good Whisky is. 6d. to 2s. 8d. to 3s. and 3s. 4d. per gallon. It is a quick return of money, not a large profit, he wants. COTTON WOOL. WILLIAM SIBBALD & CO. Merchants in Leith,— hAVE fOR SALE, A Considerable Quantity of St. DOMINGO AND LEVANT COTTON WOOL, Of the best Quality. fr The Cotton to be seen at their Warehouse, and samples to be seen at the warehouse of Mess. Marshall and Balfour, Glasgow. - TEA WAREHOUSE, LEITH, JUNE 18. 1794. WILLIAM THORBURN informs the Ladies, that he has no concern whatsoever in the Shop advertised in Hanover Street, nor in any other in Edinburgh. ' Orders aS formerly taking in at his Room, 5th land above the Tron Kirk for his Warehouse in Leith. NEW SHOP. SHEETINGS, LINENS, DIAPERS, See. ALEXANDER STEEL, who has, for some time past, had the principal management of the. business carried on by Mess. Forrester and Co. in the Russia Warehouse, most respectfully acquaints his Friends and the Public, That he has commenced business, on his own account, in the LI- NEN DRAPERY LINE, at the Shop formerly possessed by George Dewar, No. 17. South Bridge Street, east side, where he has laid in a very complete Assortment of the fol- lowing Articles Diapers, Cloutings, and Huc- kabucks, . f ' White Callicoes, British Muslins, Muslin Handkerchiefs, Do. Neckcloths and Cravats. Checked & Bordered Cotton Handkerchiefs, Printed Linen ditto, Brown Hollands, Sheetings, and Osnaburghs, Bed Tykes and Crankies, & c. Great choice of Irish Linens, and Scots Hollands, Cambrics and Long Lawns, Bleached Sheetings plain and tweeled, Soldiers Shirtings, and Bri- tannia Linen, Bleached Dowlas, Variety of Wine Rubbers, Real India Nankeens, Printed Cotton Bed Covers, Table Linen in great variety, newest patterns. N. B. A. STEEL having been in the different Manufac- turing Towns in Scotland himself, and purchased the most of his goods on the spot, he would particularly recommend his present Assortmeht as well worth the attention of the Public. A MESSENGER SUSPENDED. LyON- OFfICE, June 7. 1794. WILLIAM LITTLE, Messenger in Langholme, was this day suspended from his office of Messenger at Arms, in terms of a sentence pronounced against him, in a complaint at the instance of James Buchan, writer to the sig- net, as doer for James Hardie, merchant in London ;—— of which this intimation is given to all concerned. By order of Court, ROB. RANKEN Lyon Clerk- Dep. FOR HALIFAX IN NOVA SCOTIA, THE SHIP BRITISH QUEEN, FRANCIS mILler master, Will be ready to receive on board goods at Greenock by the 15th current, and will be Clear to sail by the 1st July. The British Queen is about 200 tens bur- den, and has excellent accommodation- for passengers. for freight or passage apply to Hunter, Robertson, & Co. Greenock. June 10. 1794. HIGHLAND SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND. AGeneral Meeting of this Society, agreeable to the Roy- al Charter of Incorporation, is to be held on Frid. iy the 17th inst, in their Hall, South Bridge Street, at twelve o'clock noon, when it is requested that all the Members then in town will attend, as, besides the ordinary business, there will be a BALLOT upon applications for the admission of NEW MEMBERS. The Society dine on the day of the General Meeting at Bayll's Tavern, at half after four o'clock; and names to be left with the waiter 011 Thursday the 26th inst. The Right Hon. LORD DOUNE, One of the Vice Presidents in Office, in the Chair. JOHN LESLY Dep. Sec. GENERAL POST OFFICE, EDINbURGH, June 14. 1794. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT the MAIL for the NORTH, containing Bags for the following places, viz. Aberbroth- Dingwall Invergordon, Old Meldrum wick Dornoch Inverkeithing Old Rain Aberdeen Dunfermline Inverness Parkhill Aberdour Dunbeath Keith Perth Aberfeldy Dundee New Kelso Peterhead Anstruther Dunkeld Kinghorn Pitmain Banff Dunvegan Kinross Pittenweem Beanly Dysart Kintere Portsoy Bervie Elgin Kirkcaldy St Andrews Brechin Ellon Kirkwall Sconser Bridgeof Hal- Falkland Kirriemuir South Queens kirk Fochabers Lerwick ferry Burntisland Forfar Leven Stonehaven Colinsburgh Forres Lochcarron Stornaway Cupar Angus Fort Augustus Montrose Strichen Cupar Fife Fort George Nairn Tain Crail Fortrose Newburgh Thurso Cromarty Frasersburgh North Queens- Tongue Cullen Grantown ferry Turriff Culross Huntly Novar Wick which has hitherto been dispatched from this Office at Eight o'clock at night, will, from and after ihe 5th of July next, be made up and dispatched at THREE o'clock in the after- noon. By Order of the Postmaster General, WILLIAM KeRR, Secretary. FIFE- SHIRE. THE LORD- LIEUTENANT of the COUNTy of FIFE requests the attendance of the HERITORS of the county at a General Meeting to be held at cupar. on Mon- day the 23d day of June inst. when he will lay before them proposals for the further internal defence of the country. FIFE CAVALRY ~ THE COLLECTOR of CESS for the County of Fife hereby intimates to all the Fife Heritors resident in Edinburgh, that he has given authority to Mr James Laid- law, writer to the signet, to collect their Contributions for raising the Two Troops of Cavalry. It is expected that Gentlemen who stand upon the Roll of Freeholders for Su- periorities will contribute to the measure BOUNTY TO EAST LOTHIAN CAVALRY. Parish of GLEDSMUIR, " June 16. 1794. AT a Meeting of the FARMERS in this parish, held here this day, Mr JAMES MITCHELL Farmer in Traboum in the Chair, they considered it as their duty, at this time, to declare publicly their attachment to the BRITISH CONSTI- TUTION, which is universally allowed to be the best model of Civil Government that has ever appeared since the first for- mation of Civil Society ; and highly approving of the offer made hy the Landed Gentlemen of this County, and accepted of by Government, to raise two Troops of Light Cavalry for the internal defence of the kingdom of Great Britain, and cor- dially wifhing to forward the speedy raising of that Corps, and seeing a Bounty is already offered by some farmers for the first Thirty- six Volunteers, they hereby engage to pay, on demand, ONE GUINEA to the next Ten Volunteers that shall inlist in the said Corps; the money to be paid by their Preses. As it is the wish of the Meeting, that this Bounty shall o- perate in the best manner possible. they empower Mr James Mitchell to alter the mode in any other way that he and the Officers of said Corps shall think best. JAMES MITCHELL. ADDITIONAL BOUNTY. DUNSE, June 17. 1794. TO ALL SPIRITED YOUNG MEN Wishing to enter VOLUNTEERS, in the BERWICK- SHIRE LIGHT CAVALRY. AT a Numerous Meeting of the FARMERS of the Coun- ty of Berwick, held here this day— they unanimously resolved, in, testimony of their firm attachment to the Bri- tish Constitution, and in approbation of the patriotic plan of Raising TROOPS for the Internal Defence of the Kingdom, and of the Spirited exertions made by the Officers command- ing the Berwickshire Cavalry to complete that Corps,— to offer an additional Bounty of THREE GUINEAS to each Volunteer who shall enlist in said Corps, within the space of three weeks from this date. The above additional bounty to be paid by James Bell, sheriff clerk of Berwickshire, upon sight of the attestation of each Volunteer. TO DEALERS IN CATTLE & SHEEP ; AND ALSO, TO GROWERS AND BUYERS OF WOOL. SCONE MIDSUMMER FAIR is to be held for SHEEP on Tuesday the 24th June, and for CATTLE on Wednesday the 25th Juue current— the custom remitted this year. To prevent mistake in time coming, the last Wednesday of June is fixed 0n for the sale of Cattle, and the Sheep mar- ket will always be the day preceding. The Earl of Mansfield, wishing to give every encourage- ment to the Growers of wool and Dealers in that article, in- tends AN WOOL FAIR should be opened this year at Scone on the above days, to be held annually thereafter. A proper place will be allotted and raised in for the acco- commodation of Dealers, who may also be provided with temporary warehouses. Note—. The establishment of this market has received the approbation ; of the Committee of Directors of the Highland Society of Scotland.. SCONE BARTHOLOMEW FAIR for CATTLE on- ly will be held, as usual, on the first Wednesday of Septem- ber. DESERTED, From A Party of the PERTHSHIRE VOLUNTEERS, at Dunse, on Sunday the 15th current, JOHN HENRY, born in Edinburgh, by trade a reed- maker, 5 feet 7 lL inches high, 23 years of age, brown complexion, long visage, dark brown hair, light, grey eyes, stout made, a little thick about the ancles, has a cut below his left eye, and a blemish on his right breast— had on when he went away, a long green stripped coat with a black neck, a red stripped vest, corduroy breeches, round hat and white cotton stockings— he was employed lately with a reed- maker in the Calton of Glasgow, next door to one Reid,_ a watchmaker there. It is supposed he is either in Edinburgh or Glasgow. Whoever will apprehend the said Deserter, and lodge him in any of his Majesty's jails, shall receive a Re- ward of FIVE GUINEAS, over and above the allow- ance by Government, upon applying to the Commanding Officer of the regiment at Perth; to Robert Graham of - Fintry, Esq. George Street, Edinburgh; to any Collector, Supervisor, or Officer of Excise in Scotland; or to Mr Pa- trick White, at the General Excise Office, Edinburgh. A POCKET BOOK LOST On the 17th current was LOST at DUNDEE, ApOcKET BOOK, containing the Following DrAFTS— viz. David Ross, Tain, Til current, at twelve days date oil the Bank of Scotland Edinburgh, 50 1. I s. James Smith and Sons, Brechin, ' be 6th current, at eight days date, 0n the Bank of Scotland, jol. 9s. 9d. Will. Inglis, Inverness, 12th or 13th current, at ten or twelve days, on the British Linen Company, Edin- burgh, 4( 1. Ditto, on ditto, same date, 40 I. Any personn who can give information of the above Bills, will be handsomely rewarded, on applying to the Publisher; and as the payment is stopt at their respective Offices, they can be of no use but to the Proprietor. SOMERVILL AND HAY, HOUSE, COACH, & ORNAMENT PAINTERS, I H most grateful thinks for the very great encou- ragement they have receivedsfince they have been in partnership. Beg leave to inform their Friends and the Public, That they have removed from NOrTH BrIDGE Street to NIDdry's STREEt, East Side, where they con- tinue : carry on their Business in all its branches, and upon the most reasonable terms. Niddry's STeET. 18. 1794. EdinBUrgH. JuNe 18. 1794. the INHABITANTS of the City of EDINBURGH, sensible of the high merits oi the BRITISH NAVY, du- ring the late memorable engagement with the the french fleet, as one small testimony of gratitude, have opened a SUB- SCRIPTION for Relief of the disabled aboard Earl Howe's squadron during that action, and of the WIDOWS, WIVES, and CHILDREN of thofe who then lost their lives or were disabled.— Subscriptions are thankfully received at most of the booksellers in Edinburgh— at the Public Coffeehouses— and at the banking- houses of Sir William Forbes, James Hunter, and Co. and of Mess. Mansfield, Ramsay, and Co. where benefactions will be received. Mess. R. Hodshon Cay, advocate, . 1 David Boyle, ditto, Robert Davidson, ditto, David Douglas, ditto, James Ballantine, W, S. Thomas Hutchison, . t William Lothian, merchant, , Archibald Burns, writer, . , James Davidson, W. S. Sir William Forbes, Ja. Hunter and Co. Captain Tod, Henry Jardine, W. S. . , James Baird of Exchequer, Lord Advocate, Thomas Weir, writer, . B. Bruce, advocate, Sir John Inglis, Bart. , • John Tait, junior, W. S. . James Jollie, W. S. David Pearson, William Dalzell, W. S. Alex. . Menzies, principal clerk of Session, George Home, ditto, . Robert Sinclair, ditto, , John Pringle, ditto, . Charles Gordon, ditto, John Dundas, W- S. George Cranstoun, advocate, William Tait, ditto, . . Alexander Elphinston, ditto, . John Connell, ditto, , George Ferguson ditto, Sir William Miller, Bart. James Gordon, advocate, . . James Home, W S. . Alexander Mackenzie,. ditto, . James Bannatyne, ditto, John Coldstream, writer, Andrew Balfour, advocate, J. Wolfe Murray, ditto, Archibald Milne, W. S. George Robinson, ditto, , , Matthew Ross, advocate, Thomas Cranstoun, W. S. William Dallas, Mr Clerk, sheriff of Edinburgh, A Friend to the Navy, Walter Scott, advocate, Patrick Murray, advocate, William Anderson, writer to the signet, Jam s Wauchope, advocate, . William Rae, advocate, : Alaxander Young, writer to the signet, Allan Macconochie, advocate, J. J. Edmonstone, ditto, Niel Ferguson, ditto, , , John Elder, William Handyside, writer to the signet, Allan Macdougal, do. James Montgomery, Advocate, Charles Bremner, writer to the signet, John Syme, writer, . Mr Saunders, do. Thomas Gordon, writer to the signet, Claud Boswell, Advocate, Robert Dundas, writer to the signet, John Anstruther, Advocate, Frederick Fotheringham, writer to the signet, William Macewan, writer, Charles Hay, Advocate, James Fraser, writer to the signet, Murison, writer, Robert Allan, banker, . James Gibson, writer to the signet, ( To be continued, J L. TO BE SOLD, AN excellent Plain POST CHAISE, London made, the property of a person who has no farther use for it, of course will be sold cheap. Messrs. Home, Cleghorn, and Wilson will inform as to particulars. EDINBURGH, June 19. Not to be repeated. House of Lords. JuNE13. LORD HOWE. Lord GrenvilIe r0se, he said, in consequence of the notice which he had the honour of giving their Lordships on Wed- nesday, of his intention of moving the thanks of their Lord- ships to Lord Howe. This was a subject upon which he was sure such perfect Unanimity must prevail auy attempt on his part to expatiate upon the circumstances attending the late glorious victory obtained by his Majesty's fleet, under the command of that able and gallant Admiral, would be per- fectly unnecessary. He could not, however, avoid saying, that when all the circumstances of the late engagement were considered, it, would be found to be one of the most glorious to this country of any that are to be found in its naval hi- story; for, exclusive of that determined courage which has always characterised the English seamen, there was a degree of skill and science displayed by the noble Lord that never was exceeded upon any former occasion. This much his feel- ings had prompted him to say; and he should conclude with moving, That the thanks of the House be given to Admiral Earl Howe, for the important services rendered to his country by his able and gallant conduct in the victory obtained by tbe fleet under his command, over the french fleet, on the 1st June 1794. That the thanks of the House be given to Admirals Greaves and Sir Alexander Hood, Rear Admirals Bowyer, Caldwell, Gardner, and Passey, and Sir R. Curtis, and to all the Captains and Officers of the fleet, for their brave and gallant behaviour during that engagement. That the House does highly approve of the conduct of the seamen, soldiers, and marines, on board the fleet; and that; the officers of their respeCtive ships do communicate the same to them : And, That the Lord Chancellor do communicate the thanks of the House to Earl Howe. Lord Grenville said, that with respect to this last motion, he wished to observe, that it certainly would be more grati- fying to the House to have an opportunity of declaring their sentiments to the noble Admiral personally in his place, but the present situation of affairs would render his abscence from the fleet extremely inconvenient; and therefore he thought it would be better to have the thanks of the House transmit- ted by the Lord Chancellor. The Duke of Grafton said, he had had the honour of li- ving in habits of the greatest intimacy and friendship with the noble- Admiral for a period of above thirty- five years; and during the whole time he had formed but one opinion of him, which was, that exclusive of his valuable qualities as a man, he was most eminently distinguished as a Statesman, a seaman, and a hero. If he were to attempt, upon this oc- cafion, to call fo the recollection of the House the various important services performed by the noble Lord for his coun- try, his want of abilities to describe them might perhaps take from the lusture which belonged to them: he could not, however, avoid just mentioning some of the many glorious exploits performed by the noble Lord, which must for ever ensure to him the gratitude of his country. The skill and bravery displayed by him in the war before the last, when he brought the Magnanime. which he then commanded, close to a fort on the Isle of Rhe. and silenced it, was an act which at that time excited the admiration of the whole kingdom When afterwards he acted together with the late Admiral Keppel, under the celebrated Lord Hawke, in the engage- ment on the coast of France with Monsieur de Constans, he conducted himself in such a manner as to receive from Lord Hawke the most distinguished marks of approbation. Pas- sing over a variety of other important services, he should come to the period when Lord Howe had a command in America last war; and here he would venture to say, that if his conduct on that service was tried by the tests of truth and candour, the result would be highly to his honour.— He came now to a circumstance which excited the asto- nishment and admiration of all Europe, and was alone suffi- cient to rank him among the first seamen this country ever produced— he meant the relief of Gibraltar, in the face of the combined fleets of France and Spain, which were at that time more in number by one third than his own. It was upon this occasion that the great Frederick of Prussia paid his tribute of approbation to Lord Howe, in a letter which he sent to him through the medium of his Minister at this Court. If any more was necessary to establish the character of this gallant Admiral, it only remained to mention his last glorious viCtory by which the naval superiority of Eng- land was clearly ascertained. If it could be said of any man, it might be said of him, " He may read his history in a Nation's eyes." The Duke of Bedford said, he could not resist the strong impulse which he felt to join in congratulation with the rest of his countrymen to the noble Lord. It was impossi- ble for any one to feel more strongly than he did the im- portant service rendered by that gallant Admiral to his country by his late victory— He rejoiced at it the more, as he hoped it would point out to Ministers that the sea was the proper element on which to exert the force of England, because there it Would be always crowned with success— he rejoiced at it also, because he hoped it would tend in a very considerable degree to accelerate the restoration of the bles- sing a of peace. Lord Lauderdale said, whether considering the service u- pon which Lord Howe was sent, and the immense import- ance it was of to this country, a sufficient force had been been allowed him, was a point which he would not then consider; but even If the force was insufficient, however blame might attach elsewhere, it must tend to ineresfe the glory obtained by the noble Lord. He hoped that Mini- sters Would now- be convinced, that while England exerted herself at sea, she was invincible ; and that while the war continued, their attention would be turned to that object, and that they wonld no longer follow up their chimerical project of conquering France by land. Lord Sydney said, great and important as the service was which had been rendered by the noble Lord to his country, it did not exceed his expedition; because he was sure, that whenever the opportunity offered, that noble person would maintain the honour of England, and his own reputation. He agreed with those who thought that this victory would tend to accelerate a peace. The way to obtain peace was beating the enemy by sea and land, and not by encouraging them, by endeavouring to convince them that we Were ex- hausted, and unable to carry on the war. The Duke of Clarence said, that, after so many Noble Lords had stated their sentiments upon this subject the House would forgive him if he trespassed a few moments upon their attention.— By the late gloriouS victory obtained by Lord Howe, the superiority of the English Was established, and he hoped would remain so for ever.— He could not avoid ob- serving, that in the two last wars, as well as upon the pre- sent occasion, when the fleets of England and France met u- pon equal terms, the superior skill and steadiness of the En- glish were always manifested: this assertion was proved by three great naval victories; the first in the war before last, when lord Hawke gained so glorious a victory over M. de Constans the second in the last war, when Lord r. ey, on the memorable 12th of April, so completely defeat- ed the French in the West Indies; and the third was the 1 stance which they Were then celebrating. His Royal H ness concluded, by giving his most hearty approbation motion. The several motions were then put, and carried, nem. VILLA NEAR STIRLING. THE House of EASTER LIVELANDS, Garden, and Offices, to be entered to immediately, will be Let for one or more years as occupiers may incline. The tenant, if he chuses, can be accommodated with some ground con- tiguous, upon reasonable terms.' The House is calculated to accommodate a genteel family, and is pleasantly situated in the midst of a beautiful and fir- tile country, within twenty minutes walk of the town of Stirling, and where the possessor can command good society, as well as the easiest communication with the cities of Edin- burgh and Glasgow. Enquiry may be made at Mr Forman, writer to the sig- net, or Mr Wingate, writer in Stirling. HOUSES IN NICOLSON STREET TO BE SOLD. To be SOLD by public roup, within the Old Exchange Cof- feehouse, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 9th day of 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 situution, are 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, has power to con- clude a private, bargain. HOUSE OF LORDS CONTINUED. SECRET COMMITTEE The order of the day was then read, for taking into con- sideration the report of the Seeret Committee, the title of the report being read, Lord Grenville role and said, it could surely be n0 longer contended, that there did not exist in this country a consipi- racy, the object of which was, under the' specious name of a Reform, to subvert its government, laws, and religion.— Fortunately the conspiracy was discovered in time, their plans developed, and their intentions frustrated.— This con- spiracy was the more dangerous, because it was not the effusiOn of temporary discontent, it was not the unpremeditated fury of a thoughtless mob, but it was a cool, deliberate, system- atic plan to destroy the Constitution of England, and to sub- stitute in its place the tyranny of France. From a perusal of the report, it would appear that this plan had been car- rying on by persons in this country, in conjuction with o- thers abroad, for more than two years; and they thought they had brought it to a state nearly ready to be carricd into, execution, when the whole was happily discOvered. Their Lordships would find, that soon after the destruction of the Monarchy of France, a system of correspondence was esta blishcd between certain Clubs in this country and the new Government in that. In November 1792, formal addresses were sent front certain Societies here to the Convention of France, and received regular answers. These Societies, co- vering their real designs under the pretext of a Reform in Parliament, took upon themselves to declare to the French Government, that the people of England were anxious to shake off the yoke which oppressed them, and to adopt the new system of liberty; they told them, that, however they might be kept from declaring their sentiments, the majority of the English were against the Government. Their Lord ships would perceive, that the Committee had particularly described that Society, which, by way of eminence, was called The London Corresponding Society. This Society seemed to have been formed of, or, at least, to have been conducted by persons in a higher sphere of life, and more cultivated talents, than most of the other Societies. It was through the medium of this Society that a correspondencc was kept up between the other Societies in different parts of the kingdom, and those infamous and destructive principles circulated, which tend to the destruction of all regular Go- vernment. Although the war between his Majesty and France interrupted the direct correspondence which before existed between the Societies here and those in France, it did not prevent the former from feeling a very strong inte- rest in the cause of the French, nor from endeavouring, as much as they could, to justify every one of their measures, however hostile to this country. Having disseminated their pernicious principle, to a consi- derable degree, and drawn many unthinking persons to join them, it became necessary to bring their principles into ac- tion, and to reap the fruits of their labours. For this pur- pose, they mentioned the propriety, and even necessity, of adopting the example of France, and call a General Conven- tion, for the redresS of grievances, and the reformation of a- buses. In pursuance of this plan, that meeting, which took the title of The British Convention, met at Edinburgh in October 1793. His Lordship said, it would be wholly un- necessary for him to trace the whole of tbe proceedings of this pretended Convention. They were not satisfied with a- dopting the destructive principles which have plunged France into desolation and ruin, but they followed, as far as they could, the manner, and used the language of the French Convention. But all the eloquence and talents of the mem- bers cf this Convention could never have enabled them to carry into effect their infamous designs: something more ef- fectual was wanting, and that was arms. Their Lordships would see traced out in the Report, the means adopted for the procuring cf arms, and the nature of those arms. Con- siderable quantities of them were prepared, and would pro- bably soon have been brought into life, if it had not been for the providential discovery made of their designs, and the measures taken to prevent them. His Lordship here wished to remark to the House, the deliberate and determined sy- stem with which these perfons pursued their infamous pro- ject. It would be natural to suppose, that when some of the members of the Convention were taken up and punished with transportation, when they knew they had offended a- gainst the laws of their country, they would have been de- terred by the examples, and have renounced such seditious intentions; but the reverse was the casc. When the Con- vention was dispersed, their Committee of Emergency im- mediately began to sit, and to communicate with all the So- cieties established in different parts of the kingdom. He made this observaTion to shew, that the danger ought not to be treated light, nor the conspirators with contempt, be- cause it appeared, that what they wanted in numbers and importance, they made of by perseverance and boldness. Under all these circumstances, he hoped . to find but one opi- nion among their Lordships. He Was sure every one of them would stand forward in defence of the constitution of this country; and he was convinced, that, having perused the report, there could be no doubt entertained of the ex- istence of the conspiracy. He therefore hoped, that the ad- dress which he meant to propose, would meet with the uni- versal approbation of the House. His Lordship concluded with moving; That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, stating to his Majesty, That their Lordships were fully convinced of the existence of a conspiracy in this kingdom, for the purpose of subvert- ing the constitution of this country ; and assuring his Maje- sty of their steady and loyal support. The Earl of Abingdon approved of the address, and thought that Sans Culottes Lords were much too heedless of the effect of their conduct. He adverted to a letter which he had lately received from Gloucester, informing him that many thousand copies had been distributed of the eloquent speech of Lord Stanhope for acknowledging the French Republic, and that he, for having said the speech should be answered by a loud horse laugh, was a marked man. His Lordship said, he rejoiced in being a marked man on such an oc- casion. The Earl of Lauderdale said, that if for a moment Mini- sters were to get the argument their own way, the speech of the Noble Lord only went to a point that ought to bring criminality upon themselves, for suffering this conspiracy to proceed so long after it was known to exist, and for not ta- king the proper steps to nip it in the bud. Their system seemed to be to nurse sedition till they thought it ripe for punishment, that the credit of punishing it severely might be theirs. Besides, what of all things he thought it be- came their Lordships to' consider seriously, was the injustice of which they Were likely to be guilty if this address passed, by prejudging the cases of their fellow- subjects who were now imprisoned, and to be brought to trial, for supposed offences connected with this conspiracy. On this point their Lordships ought t0 consult the dignity of their cha- racters, as a Court of Judicature, which ought to prevent them from coming to any resolution that could possibly in- fluence juries, or affect the interest of those unfortunate persons when their trials came on ; more particularly as they might afterwards come by appeal writs of error, be- fore that House for a final decision. The Noble Earl then recurred to the proceedings of the Westminster meeting, and other similar meetings, held in the year 1780, for the express and avowed purposes of electing delegates, and ap- pointing meetings to take into consideration certain grie- vances to propose remedies, and in every sense of the word to overawe the Parliament in a much stronger degree, and with more violent expressions than any that appeared in the report. To corroborate his observations on this point, he read the minutes and resolutions entered into at that time, and called the attention of the House to the names of those who attended them. It would be found that they were not men of a description low and inconsiderable, but some of the first characters in the kingdom, in point of rank, influence, and property, viz. the Duke of Portland, Marquis of Rock- ingham, Earl of Derby, Right Hon Thomas Townshend, and many others equally respectable; yet the Legislature had not thought fit to take any notice of them at all. Not- withstanding the forbearance of the Executive Government at that time, it never had been known that any harm re sulted from these proceedings— on the contrary, the country had never experienced a more unexampled and peaceable state of prosperity than it did for a considerable time after- wards His Lordship then contrasted and pointed out the inconsistency that appeared between the reports of the two Houses of Parliament, and stated wherein the contradictions were. He confessed he was rather inclined, to think, that most attention had been paid to the drawing up of the re- port in the other House. It was stated by the one, that the first appearance of those practices at Edinburgh commenced at a meeting of the British Convention in 1793, whereas the other laid particular stress upon two former meetings, which took place in 1791. The Noble Lord concluded his speech by giving his dissent to the address. The Earl of Coventry said a few words in favour of the address, and the measures pursued by administration. Viscount Sydney spoke on the same side, and vindicated his own conduct as far as respected the proceedings in 1780. The Earl of Mansfield made a general reply to the Earl of Lauderdale, and observed, that though 0n a former oc- casion the report could not be stated to have the unanimous approbation of the Secret Committee, from the absence of a Noble Duke, who now suffered under one of the heaviest domestic losses that could affect the human breast, yet that respectable character, ever attentive to his duty, had autho- rised him to say, that the whole of the report had his ap- probation ; and that the imperious and infamous proceed- ings of those Societies had been carried to such a length, as fuily to warrant the strong measures which his Majesty's Ministers had thought proper to adopt. The Earl of Lauderdale explained on some points of his speech, which his Noble friend had misunderstood. The Lord Chancellor rose to say a few words in defence of the report, which had' been charged with inaccuracy and contradiction. He contended, that as far as the Committee could obtain information, they had attended to it, and care- fully made up their report. If there were any persons who had better sources of information, he was sorry that it was not known to the Committee. He, for one, would only say, that if he had thought the Noble Earl could have thrown any light upon any part of the conduct of those So- cieties, he would most readily have advised tbe Committee to request the Noble Earl's assistance. He denied that there was any analogy between the proceedings of 1783, and the present times— even admitting that then intemperate or se- ditious words had been used, no overt act had been com- mitted ; the instances detailed in the report were complete- ly the reverse. With regard to what had been said of the influence which the proceedings of that House might have against persons now accused of crimes, he could not allow any weight to that argument, and thought it Odd that the Noble Eatl complained of the report, because it did not more particularly go into the nature of these crimes Cer- tainly if it had done so, it would have been more prejudicial to them. He gave his hearty concurrence to the address. The Earl of Lauderdale spoke in explanation— he certain- ly would maintain that imperfect and vague accusations a- gainst persons under accusation, and sanitioned by that House was much more prejudicial to them than a fair and complete statement of their supposed offences, because, if the latter was given, every man could make up his mind impar- tially on the subject, whereas he could not do so from par- tial insinuations, such as the report contained. With regard to insinuations of another sort which the Noble and Learn- ed Lord had thrown out against him personally, about his sources of information and connexions with those Societies, it was well known how totally groundless and false they were ; the Noble and Learned lord kuew that to be the case, and as often as he chose to indulge himself by bringing them forward, he would treat them with the ridicule and contempt they deserved ; his conduct and his character was sufficiently known to the House and the country, to satisfy him that he had nothing, to dread from any insinuation or remark that could come from such a quarter. The Lord Chancellor explained, and disclaimed any inten- tion of personal allusion's to the Noble Lord. The question off the address Was put and carried without a division. Lord Grenville gave, notice, that on Tuesday next he should move thanks to Lord Hood for his services. JuNE 14. When their lordships returned from Westminster Hall, a message was sent to the Commons, stating, That their I. ord- ships would proceed further in the trial of Warren Hastings, Esq. on Monday next.— Adjourned. House of Commons. JUNe 13. There being only fifteen Members present, at four o'clock the Speaker, of courfe, adjourned the House to the next day. JUNe 14. There being only three members present at four o'clock, the House adjourned. SUPPLEMENT TO the London Gazette Extraordinary or WedNESDAV LAST—( THE 11TH OF JUNE.) ADMIRALTY- OFFICE, June 14. A LETTER was received yesterday evening from Admi- ral Earl Howe to Mr Stephcns, dated that day, off Dun- nose in the Isle of Wight, giving an account of his safe arrival with the six captured French ships of the line mentioned in his former letter of the 2d instant, and with a great part of his Majesty's fleet under his command, having sent tbe remainder into Plymouth Sound. The following are the returns of the killed and wound- ed on board his Majesty's ships, in the actions with the French fleet on the 28th and 29th of May, and on the 1st instant, and also of the numbers killed and wounded on board the French ships captured and sunk on the last mentioned day. • A Return of the KILLED and. WOUNDEd on board his Majesty's Ships. Ships Names. Impregnable Tremendous The Charlotte Queen Royal George Montagu Glory WoUNDEd Bellerophon — David Caird — Francis Ross • R. Rawlence - John Neville — Wm. Mitchell —- Geo. Heigham — John Hughs James Montagu, Esq. Mr George Metcalf — David Greig and unable to come Thomas Pasley, Efq ———— Smith 904 Names of tbe Officers KILLED and WOUNDED on board his Majesty's Ships. KILLED. Ships Names. Officers Names. Qualities. ^ Royal Sovereign Mr William Ivey. Midshipman Marlborough — Abraham Nelham Ditto defence — William Webster Master — John Fitzpatrick Boatswain Mr Chapman Leviathan Glen Royal Sovereign Thomas Graves, Esq. Mr C. Money — S. Mitchell Marlborough Hon. G. Berkley Mr A. Ruddak Mr Seymour — Fitzgerald — Shorland — Linthorne — Clarges M. Pardoe Defence - J. Elliott Boycott Impregnable W. Buller Pateri Barfleur Geo. Bowyer, Esq. Mr W. Prowse — Fogo — Clemons Queen Charlotte — J. Holland Queen John Hutt, Esq Mr Dawes — Lawrie — G. Crimes — Kinnier Russel —. Stewart Kelly — Douglas Royal George — J. Ireland — J. Balmbrough •—- Boys — Pearce Montagu Hon. Mr Bennet Mr T. Moore The 2d Captain, Sir Andrew Douglas, of the Queen Char- lotte, was wounded, but resumed his station on deck during the further continuance of the action on the 1st instant. HOWE. * By a separate return, it appears that she had 2 men killed, and Mr Tristram Whitter, the third Lieutenant, and four men wounded, The return, since she came to Spithead, is as follows: SEAMEN. Killed. Wounded. 1 Master's Mate I Captain 1 Midshipman 1 lieutenant 30 Seamen 1 Midshipman 91 Seamen Qualities. Master 1st Lieutenant 7th ditto Lieut. Queen's Reg. Master 8th Lieutenant Midshipman Captain Master Midshipman to triers. . R. Ad. of the White Capt. of Marines Boatswain Midshipman Admiral of the Blue Capt. of Marines Lieut. of ditto Captain 2d Lieutenant 5th Ditto Midshipman Ditto Ditto Ditto Master's Mate Ditto Ensign Queen's Reg, Lieutenant Boatswain Rr. Ad. of the White 6th Lieutenant. Midshipman Ditto Ditto > Captain 2d Lieut, since dead 6th Ditto Acting Ditto Midshipman Ditto Ditto Boatswain 2d Lieutenant Master Midshipman Ditto Ditto Ditto 32 94 Ditto Wounded Ditto Ditto Names of Officers and Petty Officers killed and wounded. Mr Thomas Dalton, Master's Mate, Killed Mr James Lucas, Midshipman, Captain John Hervey, Lieutenant Rowland Bevan, Mr — Hurdis, ( Midshipman) SOLDIERS ( 29th. Regiment) Killed. wounded. X Captain 1 ensign 11 Non- Commissioned Of- 19 Non- Commissioned Of- ficers and Privates cers and Privates 12 20 Names of tbe Officers killed and wounded. Captain Alexander Saunders, killed Ensign Harcourt Vernon, wounded I The return of killed and wounded has already been pu- blished in the Gazette of the 7th instant. An account of the numbers killed and wounded on board the ships captured and sunk on the 1st- of june 1794. loo killed 145 wounded 260 120 1. T4 HO 3.6 iO 63 100 100 7 s La Juste, Sans Pareille, L'Amerique, l'Achilles, Northumberland, L'Impetueux, 633 Le Vengeur, 320 sunk. Le Jacobin, sunk in the action, 580 not a man saved. London, June 16. — — Parliament rises on Thursday next, when his Majesty will put an end to the Session by a Speech from the Throne. Marquis Cornwallis was introduced to the Em- peror on the 8th instant, and most graciously re- ceived. Two Blue Ribbands are vacant by the deaths of the reigning Duke of Mecklenburgh Strelitz and the Marquis of Hertford. One of these will no doubt be immediately given to Earl Howe. Government has received information from Sir Charles Grey, that the whole of the French part of St Domingo has submitted to the arms of Great Britain ; as also, that all the inferior islands, de- pendent ou those which had been previously taken, had surrendered. The Minister has given such assurances to a Committee of American merchants, who waited on him on Saturday, as promises the best hopes of a long continuation of friendly intercourse between this country and the United States. The illuminations were on Friday night repeated in as general a manner as on the two preceding nights. The front of the Admiralty was again lighted up as before, as likewise the Opera- House and the Theatres. Fire- works were played off from the top of Drury- Lane Theatre, and the il- lustrious name of Howe, that will ever be dear to every true Briton, appeared in lamps upon the outside of the semicircular Saloon. Letters from Mantua of the 28th ult. state, that advice had been received there from Turin, of a most dreadful plot having been discovered in the capital of Piedmont, to which several thousands of the burghers were accessaries. The conspirators had agreed with French Commissioners from the department of Mount Blanc, to render themselves masters on the 26th ult. on a certain signal being given, of the arsenal, the citadel, and the whole Royal Family of Sardinia. The Conspirators had been secretly supplied with a vast quantity of arms. In the houses of the heads of the Conspirators all their correspondence, and an immense quantity of French tricoloured cockades, have been seized; and many of the ringleaders, some of whom are persons of rank, have been secured. The Arch- Duke Ferdinand of Austria sent a corps of Croats to Turin, to bring the Royal Fa- mily safely to Alexandria, where they probabl will remain for some time. In Piedmont, the operations of the war bear a more favourable aspect; the Hungarians and Au- strians, in conjunction with the Sardinians, have not only checked the further progress of the ene- my, but even forced them to abandon several posts of importance. Letters from Warsaw of the 31st ult. state, that General Kosciusko has suppressed the Provisory Council at Warsaw, and substituted for it a Su- preme National Council, consisting of 8 Senators and 32 Supernumeraries. Count Potocki, who has been chosen minister for foreign affairs, notified this new institution on the 31st to all the foreign ministers at Warsaw, by cir- cular notes. The King of Poland applied to Kosciusko to re- quest some remainder of influence in the affairs of the Nation : the latter answered, that the Council should inform his Majesty of all that should happen, but that his advice only could be attended to. M. Buckholtz is not yet released. The latest accounts from the Polish frontier state, that the Russian General Kronzeszou has been stationed in an advantageous position, near the Convent of St Croix at Gora, three miles beyond Sendomiria, with between 10 and 11,000 men. General Kosciusko was facing him with between 12 and 15,000 men, between Poloniec and Opta- tow. General Grochowski marched from the dis- trict of Lublin with 12,000 men, to take the Rus- sian General in flank ; but the latter effected his re- treat as well as he could through Lithuania. The Poles have taken possession of the Town of Liebau, in spite of the remonstrances of the Rus- sian Consul,- and seized all the cannon, and about 10,000 pounds of gunpowder, for which they paid in ready specie. Letters from the Hague announce, that on the evening of the 8th instant intelligence had been received there, of a second victory of the most brilliant kind gained by the Prussian Field- Marshal Mollendorf over the French on the Rhine. Letters from Manheim of the 7th inst. announce, that the French finding Saarlouis threatened by Ge- neral Kalkreuth, laid all the adjacent country under water. The Prussians are not yet in great force ei- ther at Deux- Ponts or at Pirmasens, and the French still send out Patroles as far as the latter place M. Thugut, the Imperial Minister, is said to have been from the beginning averse to General Mack's plan, and to have used every endeavour that it might be laid aside. The Prince of Waldeck, who has taken the com- mand of the army since General Mack's absence, is exceedingly ill. The Boston frigate, we are sorry to be inform- ed, by a private letter from St Kitts, has been taken by the Ambuscade French frigate, after a desperate contest of three hours, and carried into an American port a mere wreck. The Antigua Gazettee likewise states the circumstance, but ex- presses a hope that the account may prove to be unfounded. She failed from Portsmouth on the 27th of March, with the Newfoundland fleet un- der convoy. Of the time or piace of action no mention is made. Letters from Leghorn of the 28th ult. state, that a British cutter brought intelligence there, that the l'Aimable, a British frigate of 32 guns, had taken the La Moselle French frigate of 24 guns, off the Hieres, and safely brought her to St Fiorenzo.— The above French frigate was bound from Calvi to Toulon, to join the fquadron there, and to folicis succours in stores and provisions for the Republicans at Calvi. It appears that the French convoy from America has reached Port l'Orient in safety. They were convoyed by four ships of war, two of which were of the line, and were joined on the 3d by twelve more, by which Admiral Montague was prevented from attacking them. PORTSMOUTH, june 15. The following is a List of the English and French Ships which were in the late action : English Ships. Queen Charlotte Royal George Royal Sovereign Impregnable Queen . Barfleur Glory Caesar Gibraltar Bellerophon Brunswick . Russel Leviathan Valiant Orion Culloden Defence Marlborough Tremendous Alfred Montague Majestic Ramaillies Thunderer Invincible . Audacious Latona . Phaeton Venus Niger Southampton Aquilon Pegasus Charon . Comet . Rattler French Ships. La Montagne La Republican Le Revolutionaire Le Terrible L'Indumptible Le Tourville Le Pelletier Le Juste le Neptune le Jemappe le Mont Blanc Le Convention Le Sans Pareil le Gasparin l' America L'Impertueuse L'Achille Le Northumberland L'Eole le Tyrannicide Le Jacobin le Vengeur Le Enterprenant Le Scipion Le Montaguaird le Temeraire Le Tregan Le Patriote L'Audacious le Brutus le Brave . L'Atalante le Gentille Le Seine . Le Proserpine le Tamise Le Jean Bart Le Diligence La Bellona Gun. f. All the French Prizes are arrived at Spithcad, viz. Ships. ' Gum. Shifts. Gun:. Le Sans Pareil 84 Le Northumberland 74 Le Juste . 84 L'Amerique Le Impetuause 74 L'Achille . 74 The prisoners landed this day, and were conducted to Hilsea Barracks where they are to remain ; and the sol- diers which occupied those premisses are to be encamped near Hilsea, to guard the said prisoners.' • In addition to the List of Ships taken and sunk on the 1st instant, are to be added the following : Ships. guns. Ships. Guns, Le Terrible . no I- e Taurville . 80 Le Gasparin . le pelletier . 80 p BRITISH FLEET. Letter from Mr Alexander Innes, Midshipman on board his Majesty's ship the Queen. Queen, june 13. 1794— Spithead. On the 2d of May we sailed from St Helen's, our fleet consisting of 31 sail of the. line, 10 frigates, an hos- pital fire- ship, and a cutter. On the 4th, we parted with all the convoys, and sent Admiral Montagu with six sail of the line to escort them clear of the channel. We then steered across; on the next day looked into Brest, and saw the French fleet at anchor, ready for a start. We then steered to the westward, in hopes of falling in with a large convoy with provisions for France from America. We cruized to the westward for a fort- night, in the latitude from 46 to 49 degrees, and in 8 longitude. On the 19th, we again looked into Brest, and found the French fleet were gone. . we directly steered to the westward in hopes of finding them. On • the 26th, we took a French national ship and a brig, which came into our fleet, which they had, fortunately for US, mistaken for the French fleet, they had diw- patches for their fleet, and might have been of great con- sequence to them— We burnt them. On the same day gave chace to a French line of battle ship With another in tow. She let go the ship which she had got in tow, which we took and burnt; but the line of battle ship got off by better sailing than our fleet. On the j8ih, at eight in the morning, we saw the french fleet to windward with all sails set— They came within about six miles of us, and then hauled their wind. We gave chace, and about six o'clock in the evening our weather ships brought them to action. That night not above six of our ships were in action but however, we managed to take one of their three- deckers, with which the Audacious bore up for England lt came on thick that night, and we lay at our quarters. We did not come to action in the Queen, owing to our being so far astern. We carried a press of sail all night; and in the morning found, that instead of being the sternmost ship in our line, we were the headmost and weathermost ship in it. The signal was made to form the line of battle as con venient. At eight we tacked, and were on the contrary tack to the enemy, and expested to fetch about the middle l, f the enemies line, but, owing to the wind, could not weather any one of their ships. The signal Was made to engage the enemy at coming up with them. About a quarter past ten the French wore and bore down to us, The Caesar was the only ship a head of us. The French van had got within about one mile of us, and began to en- gage us. ( they are famous for fighting at long balls.) We gave them as good as they brought, and a heavy fire commenced between the two fleets, which were both equal in number,' 25 sail each. There was only our van that was near enough to make the shot tell, and that on- ly now and then, as we were a long distance for engaging. The signal was made to tack, and the Caesar ( our leading ship) made the signal of inability. We wore and looked up for the middle of the French van. We became the leading ship, and passed within musquet shot of every ship in the French line. I did not suppose it possible to keep up such a fire as we did, and received and gave a heavy fire from every ship in the line. Admiral Gardner wish- ed to break their line, but could not effect it, owing to the scant Wind. The last six fhips in the French line we were within pistol shot of, and yet gave them all as complete a drubbing as they ever experienced. There were only a few ships in our line that followed us, the rest being too far to leeward. About four o'clock we had got through their line. We lay a complete wreck. We had not one single stay left in the ship : our shrouds Were all cut to pieces we had not a single cloth left in our sails, ' But was shattered in such a manner as to oblige us to un- bend, and bend new sails. Our lower masts were shot through. I must not omit naming the courage of our most noble Admiral; he seemed quite delighted the whole time, and in short you would suppose, could you have seen him, that he was amusing himself at an Opera. I was quarter- ed on the poop to observe signals; but owing to the smoke, could not see our bowsprit end ; so that in fact I had nothing to do but stand like a crow to be shot at. There were several poor fellows killed close to me ; and if 1 was disheartened at that, I had nothing to do but look at the Admiral; and his very appearance put fresh life into me. In this action our Captain lost his left leg, the Master was killed, and 2C Seamen killed, and 26 wounded. By twelve o'clock tliat night we had repaired all our damages, and were as ready to renew the action as ever. The French lost masts, yards, & c. in abundance. . We fairly sought them out of the weather gage. I forgot to mention, that after we had got through their line, their van ships wore with an intention to cut us off. being so far to leeward, and not able to make sail; but fortunately the Royal Sovereign and George covered us, so that they again wore and stood to leeward. Lord Howe thought it the best way for our ships to lay by and repair our damages, which was done. On the 30th, the ships of our fleet, as they passed us, gave us marks of approbation, by cheering us. Admiral Gardner said the 12th of April was nothing to the fire we kept up. We saw nothing of the French till the 31st, at twelve o'clock, to leeward at us; we bore down to then-., but it was too late that night to engage them. Next morning, June 1, we saw them a long way to leeward of us; we made sail down to them; they were laying to ; we formed the line of battle. Admiral Gardner told us, it was his intention to break the French line ; we were the 8th ship in the rear of our line. The signal was made for each ship to engage her opponent. At nine we got down to our ship an 84, and began to engage her. As we were bearing down to them, they kept up a constant fire at us, and I was very much afraid of our masts; but we soon got down to them, and engaged, as I said before. We got within pistol shot, and such a fire as was kept up astonished every body. The Frenchman made sail, and run out of the line ; we dropped down to the next ship, an 84 also, and began on her ; we so raked her, and peppered her altoge- ther, that in one hour she had not a single mast standing ; we shot her colours away so often, that she had none left to hoist, and at last an officer came on deck, and waved his hat, and we left off firing ; at the same time there were four French ships engaging their opponents to windward, ^ and all of them at us to leeward. Our main mast was shot away. When the smoke cleared up, we had the pleasure to see ten of their best ships without a single mast standirg, and their colours struck. An 84 engaged the Royal George till she sunk, and absolutely fired her uppcr deck guns while her lower deck ports were under water, and went down With flying1 coLours. The van had not so much share in this action as the centre and rear. The Queen Charlotte gave the Mountain ( the French Admirals ship) one broad- side ; she hauled out of the line, and Went off: then the Charlotte engaged another. We were so disabled that we made much drift to leeward, which the Frcnch seeing, made sail with twelve sail of their line that had been but little damaged | they made an effort to cut us off, which was an easy matter, as Lord Howe declared he had given us up, being so far to winidward as not to be able to assist us in time. . We had only an old sail up forward ; but luckily the wind favoured us a little : but the twelve sail, all but their Admiral, began to fire on its, and we give them an equal return. They passed within half a mile of us and tru- ly a mortifying sight they got away four of their own ships that had struck; and owing to our disabled ships, could not prevent them. After this, they bore away, and we saw no more of them. We had seven of their ships left. About half an hour after the action was over, an 84 gun ship which we had taken Vengeur), sunk with 530 Frenchmen on board, not one of them could we assist, hav- ing nothing to get our boats out with: One of the most glorious days England ever saw, Was the 1st of June, I forgot to mention that four line of battle ships joined the enemy after the first action, so that they were four ships superior to us. As near as I can recollect, our expence of powder during the whole action equalled 130 broadsides, amouut- ing to 68 tons of shot and 25 tons of powder, which, though true, is almost past belief. When we were in sight of the Frcnch fleet before the last action, Admiral Gardner called all the seamen and officers on tbe quarter- deck, and said he had been in many actions, but never saw any thing to equal the last ; that their coolness and determination exceeded any thing of the kind he ever saw ; and added, if they went on in that manuer, he was sure the French could not stand us half an hour. One of the sailors said, " Never fear, Ad- miral, only lay us close enough."—" That I Will," says he, " and I'll be bound we will singe their beards. 1' He Could hardly get an opportunity of speaking for the repeated huzzas and symptoms of joy and determination that seemed to glow in each breast of the jolly lads They were determined to follow and die with him. P. S. Since our arrival, I have heard that the three- decker that the Audacious bore up with, is since retaken by three 74 gun ships, but we have six of their line of battle ships safe at Spithead. BRUGES, June 14. In my last I informed you that General Clairfayt was defeated on the 10th inst. Having received, on the nth, a very powerful reinforcement from the grand army, he attacked the French, and endeavoured to make them raise the siege of Ypres. The battle was obstinate, and lasted with little intermission till yesterday at noon, when Clairfayt was forced to retreat with precipitation. A part of the army which took refuge here, brought nei- ther cannon nor baggage. The four regiments of British infantry and the regi- ment of Light Horse which came from Ireland, have suf- fered very considerably. We have just heard a report that Ypres surrendered yesterday ; and that the garrison. consisting of near 7000 men, has been made prisoners of war. ' The French are still in pursuit of General Clairfayt's army, which, it is said, has retired beyond Ghent. DIED, On the 2d inst Adolphus Frederick Reigning Duke of Mecklenburgh Strelitz, eldest brother to her Majesty, and Knight of the Garter. His Serene Highness dying a bachelor, is succeeded in the Duchy by his next brother, Prince Charles. On Saturday, the Most Noble Francis Marquis and Earl of Hertford, Earl of Yarmouth, Viscount Beauchamp, and Lord Conway of Ragley ; also Lord Conway in Ire- land, a Knight of the Garter, Lord Lieutenant of the county of Warwick, & c. The Marquis was born in the year 1719, and married Isabella, daughter of the late Duke of Grafton, by whom he has left seven sons, viz. Francis Earl of Yarmouth, who succeeds 10 the titles and estate— Lord Henry, a Captain in the Navy — Lord Ro- bert, in the army—- Lord Edward— Lord Hugh, Captain of the Leviathan of 74 guns, in the late gallant action under Earl Howe lord William, in Holy Orders— and Lord George, His daughters are, the Marchioness of Drogheda, Lady Londonderry, the late Countess of Gran- dison, the Countess of Lincoln, Lady Elizabeth, and La- dy Isabella- Rachel Hatton. His Lordship succeeded his father Lord Conway, in 1732;— was created an Earl in 1750, and Marquis in 1793 His Lordship served the state in several high sta- tions; he succeeeded the late Duke of Bedford as Ambas- sador to France, the late Duke of Northumberland as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and was many years lord Cham- berlain to the King, which he resigned in 1783, and e- ver since has lived in a private manner. He died of a mortification, in consequence of a slight hurt which he received in riding. At her seat near Windsor, on Thursday night, in the 83d year of her age, the Right Hon. Lady Ravensworth. — THE STOCKS-— Edinburgh, June 19. Upon the 17th curt, the Lady of Sir John Sin- clair of Ulbster, Bart, was safely delivered of a son at St Bernards. On the 2d instant, was married at Brigton, Cap- tain David Hunter, of General Balfour's regi- ment, younger ° f. Burnside, to Miss Margaret Douglas, eldest daughter of William Douglas, Esq. of Brigton. On Wednesday the 18th current, was married here, William Cunningham, Esq. of Enterkine, to Miss Catharine Stewart, eldest daughter of Ma- jor- General Alexander Stewart of Astom, M. P. Died at Clifton, on the 13th current, Miss Mar- garet Cuming, fifth daughter of the late Thomas Cuming, Esq. banker in Edinburgh. Died at Saughton House on the 18th instant, Miss Grace Macfarlane, second daughter of Wil- liam Macfarlane, writer to the signet. Died at Greenock, on the 14th current, Miss Isabella Binning Campbell, daughter to Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell, of Askomell. on the 13th inst. much regret- ted, Mr Mungo M'Farlane, preacher of the Gospel in the Gaelic Chapel there. Thursday last, at one o'clock, Lord Howe land- ed at Portsmouth amidst the welcome hails: and eager gaze of pressing thousands. When he stept on shore, he addressed the applauding multitude as follows : Gentlemen, I hope my conduct will now, as in every former period of my life, be ap- proved of The victory we have just obtained is due to the valour of British sailors, and not to me alone." Captain Montague was killed by a CAnnon ball, - which literally severed his head from his shoulders. His remains have been brought on shore at Ports- mouth. When the St Juste, a French seventy- four, was so disabled that she could not fire a gun. The Cap- tain attempted to set fire to the magazine, but was prevented by his own people: The instant our men boarded her, he threw his sword into the sea. lt is said, that the officers of some of their ships were obliged to force the sailors with blows, & c. to keep to their guns. Of the vessel who sunk, two reports are prevalent:— One, that the Captain sunk with the national colours in his hand ; the other, that the crew hoisted the British flag; and the ship sunk un- der Our colours. MAJOR WRIGHT. Major Jesse Wright, of the royal regiment of ar- tillery, who fell in the action before Lannoy 17th of May, was born at Foodie, near Cupar, county of Fife, in 1740. His father had a small landed pro- perty, and a large family, the Major was the youngest of twelve. After the usual school educa- tion, he Was admitted a Cadet into the Royal Mi- litary Academy at Woolwich, where he was for some years, and of Course appointed a Lieutenaitt in that corps. He began his services and military career at the siege of Belleisle, which surrendered to the British arms in the year 1761. Since, he was employed in various places in the service of his country. In 1793, he was appointed to command a detach- ment of artillery, attached to the royal Regiment of Guards, then ordered upon service on the con- tinent commanded by his Royal Highness the Duke of York. In every action of any consequence, in which the British troops were engaged, the Major had his share cf the fatigue and danger. At the battle of St Amand, at the siege of Valenciennes, ( upon the surrender of which, he had the honour of marching in at the head of the British artillery and army, and took possession of that garrison,) and at that spirited attack of Lincelles, on the 28th of August Last, when about eleven hundred of the guards under General Lake, after a severe conflict, drove from strong intrenchments five thousand of the enemy, and took eleven pieces of cannon, he commanded the artillery, and had the honour of his Majesty's public thanks. Upon the death of Captain Sutherlaud, of the engineers, the Duke of York appointed him a Bridgemaster to the British army on the Continent.— Having hitherto escaped unhurt, he fell in consequence of a cannon ball, which carried off his right leg above the knee ; amputation was immediately performed, and he died the next day. His Royal Highness, in his dispatches says, ". We moved forward from Tem- pleuve to Lannoy, which we forced the enemy to evacuate after a short cannonade, in which 1 had the misfortune to lose Major Wright, of the Royal Artillery, a brave and deserving officer." His good temper was conspicuous, and his humanity to his men, and those under his command, has been seldom exceeded. He has left a widow and two infant children. Of his father's family two sons are alive, one a clergyman of the kirk of Scotland, and the other a physician in Glasgow ; and two sisters, who, with his numerous acquaintance, sincerely be- wail his loss. His Royal Highness the Duke of York has ad- dressed, in general orders, at Tonrnay, his British and Hanoverian troops, announcing the late san- guinary decree of the French Convention, and re- commending to them, nevertheless, to preserve the generous character which has hitherto distinguished them. We are happy to hear, that there is already sub- scribed for relief of the sufferers aboard Lord Howe's fleet, upward; of four hundred pounds. For a part of the subscriptions see advertisement. The infinite number of names prevent our inserting the whole. A lugger at Leith has been seized : it is said, the mariners are all French or Americans, and she bears the American flag :— as examinations are go- ing on about this business, we forbear to enter into particulars. We mentioned formerly, that Mrs Scott's house in Piccadilly, London, was robbed on the night fol- lowing his Majesty's birth day. The booty which the depredators obtained is Very valuable, and con- sists of the following articles : — two large Diamond Stars, in the two 688 Brs. 50 Ct.; one small Dia- mond pin, a single stone set round with brilliants ; one ditto, not Diamonds; a Necklace, a single row, large Diamonds, 45 Brs. Wt. Carat 24. 1.8.; a Gold Enamelled Watch ; a Diamond Sprig, set like Lily of the Valley,, all large Diamonds ; a Faux Montre, containing miniatures of three young La- dies pictures, set round with brilliants; a Chain to ditto, of gold and grey enamel, set with large Pearls and Diamonds, and Pearl tassels; another Chain for 3 watch, exactly the same; a Gold Enamelled Watch; and Chain richly set with large Diamonds, some of them very large; a pair of Diamond Ear- rings, very large top, and drop centre Diamonds ; one pair, of silver Tea- tongs; six silver Tea spoons, crest a hand holding a ring and a motto. Fort Augustus market was held on Monday the 9th June current. There was a great show of cattle, and all sold at good prices. The whole gentlemen in the country round attended the market, and have resolved to give every possible encouragement to an institution which must prove of great utility to the public, and to that district in particular. The French have ordered all the garden grounds and pleasure walks round Paris to be torn Up, and planted with potatoes, to secure the inhabitants from want of food, in the event of the allies getting possession of the country round. On Thursday William and James Mitchell, brothers, and John M'Ewan, all weavers in Paisley, were, in ConseqUence of a Warrant from the Court of Justiciary, committed to the tolbooth of Paisley for seditious practices. The French Convention decreed, on 8th June the members should assist at the feast of the eter- nal, with a bunch of national coloured feathers in their hats:- THEATRE ROYAL. On Monday evening, Mr Cumberland's new Comedy called The Jew, was performed for the benefit of Mr Kemble. _ The fable, in a few words, is this '.— Frederic married E- liza Radcliffe against their father's consent, is discarded and disinherited His necessities arerelieved by the Jew, who is broker to father, and who, on finding that Eliza is daughter to the man who had saved him from an Auto- de- Fe at Cadiz, and that her brother, Charles Radcliffe, had rescued him from the hands of a rascally mob in the street, transfers to her 10. oool stock, being the portion required by Sir Stephen with his intended daughter- in- law. The embarrissments which arise, are created by the nice sense of honour in Charles her brother, who resents the clandestine procedure, so far as to provoke Frediric to a duel. This cala- mity is prevented by the benevolent interferenCe of the jew; d Sir Stephen becoming in the mean tluie acquainted with the virtues and charms of his new daughter, her fortune, by his desire, is transferred to her brother, to whom the Jew also bequeaths his whole fortune, and the parties are made happy in a general reconciliation. The generous idea of rescuing a people from the wretch- ed prejudices under which they labour, is worthy the pen of a philosophical writer, and the success which the play ob- tained does honour to the feelings and the justice of the houfe, for the Play, except in the scene where one of the characters, With unrivalled obstinacy, demands a duel, is throughout contributary to moral purposes. The characters were well supported.— Mr Wewitzer that of Shevach, met with unbounded applause. The house was a bumper, not an empty corner. After the play, a grand illumination was exhibited on the stage, to celebrate the victory gained by Lord Howe. A ship, di- corated with lamps of various colours, had a good effect, as also some fine transparencies with suitable inscriptions: The performers, part in sailors dresses, came upon the stage and drank several loyal toasts, accompanied with, the songs of— God Save the King— Hearts of Oak—- poor Jack, & C It was intended that the play on Monday night was to have terminated the performances this season, but at the conclusion the audience with much pleasure heard Mr Kemble announce that on the following night, the Tra- gedy of Douglas would be performed for the benefit of the Widows and Children of those gallant Tars who fell fight- ing in defence of their country on the first of June. This play was accordingly performed on Tuesday even a ing, to a very genteel audienCe The amusements of the Theatre are now closed for the season, and we hope that in future the audience will not have occasion to complain of any of the performers appearing on the stage intoxicated, as has been the case with one or tWo in the course of this season. . LORD HOWE's VICTORY. From various parts in the country, We Have advice of the joy that prevailed among all ranks, 011 receiving intelligence of the defeat which the French had received At CAllanDEr of MonTeiTH, persons of all ranks in that neighbourhood assembled to testify their joy. The windows were all illuminated, the bells rung, and a large bonfire was raised in the square, round which the following and many other toasts were drunk— The King' and Constitution— the Queen and Royal family—" The Duke of York— Lord Howe— Lord Hood — Marquis Cornwallis— A speedy and honourable peace—- Success to agriculture and manufactures— The Lord Provost and Magistrates of Edinburgh for their public spirit— Mr Drammond of Perth and family— Colonel Graham of Balgowan and the County of Perth— Prosperity to the village of Callander, See. & c. At every toast, the whole Multitude give three cheers, Which were repeated by volleys of musquetry, The gentlemen invited the company to the inn, to which they marched with colours flying and a band of music playing, and concluded the festivity of the evening with a ball. At Doune in Perthshire, similar rejoicings took place windows wore illuminated, guns fired, bonfires lighted, healths drunk, & c. SEE, At StirlING, on receiving the news of the capture of Bastia and the defeat of the French fleet, at twelve o'- clock the Magistrates caused the bells to be rung, and in the evening the whole- town was illuminated. The great guns of the Castle were fired, bonfires Were kindled, and the night concluded with the greatest decency and good or- der. In short, every person seemed to vie with each other who should be most forward in expressing their loyalty to their Sovereign, their attachment to the present happy con- stitution, and a sense of gratitude for the signal victories obtained. At grangemoutH, every expression of exultation WAS evinced in the discharge of musquetry, beating of drums, and in the illumination of the town. That festivity might be more generally extended, a gentleman of the place, Well known for his loyalty and attachment to the happy Constitution of his country, distributed several tons- of coals, Sec. Money was also dealt out to the populace.— « the gentlemen of the town adjourned to Walker's tavern, where their joy was excessive, and their acclamations of triumph frequent. SCOTS APPEAL. On the 11th current, the House 0f Lords gave judge- ment in the appeal from the Court of Session, in which Mrs Sarah Aglianby, widow of Richard Lowthian, Esq of Staffold, was appellant arid Messrs Maxwell, for be- hoof of Mr- Lowthian's heirs- at- law, Were respondents The object of this action was to set aside a variety of set- tlements, said to be executed by Mr Lowthian, by which he disinherited his legal heirs, and bequeathed ths bulk of his very valuable property to his wife. The Court of Session pronounced judgement, reducing the whole of these settlements and, after a hearing of counsel before the House of Lords for no fewer than thirteen days, in the months of March and April last, that judgment has now been affirMed. The property in the above question is said to amount to betwixt Sixty Thousand and One Hundred Thousand Pounds. Counsel for the appellant, Sir John Scott and Mr An- struther; Solicitor, Mr Chalmer, Agent, Mr Hugh Car- rie, writer to the signet Counsel for the respondent, Mr Grant and Mr Geo. Fergusson; Solicitor, Mr spottiswoode; Agent, Mr Kenneth Mackenzie, writer to the signet London Gazette, June 14. CROWN- OFFICE, June 14. MEMBERS RETURNED TO THE PRESENT PARLIAMENT. County of Huntingdon— Lord Viscount Hinchinbrook, in room of Lancelot Brown, Esq. Borough of Cricklade — Lord Porchester, in room of J. Walker Heneage, Esq. WAR- OFFICE, June 14. ad Regiment of Life Guards.— Adjutant and Lieutenant Gerard Cosselin to be Captain of a troop, vice Hughes — Cornet and Sub- Lieutenant. the Hon. Patrick Stuart to be Adjutant and Lieutenant, vice Cosselin. Royal Regiment of Horse Guards— Cornet George Smith, to be Lieutenant, vice Sloper. John Elley to be Cornet vice Smith. Corporal- Major Thomas Smith to be Quarter- Master, vice Kipling. 3d Dragoon Guards.— Cornet Martin James Gooch to be Lieutenant, vice Dottin. 5th Dragoon Guards.— Lieut. Charles Craven to be Cap- tain of a Troop, vice Weldon. Cornet William Bayley to be Lieutenant, vice Craven. 7th Light Dragoons.— Cornet Geo. James Campbell to be Lieutenant, vice Kaye. David Corbet to be Cornet. Quarter- master Martin to be Cornet. 21st ( LIGHT) DRAGOONS. Cornet Tho. Rich. Beaumont, from half- pay of the late 42d Dragoons, to be Lieutenant- Colonel Commandant. Major Alexander Mackenzie, from 6th foot, to be Lieu- ienant- Colonel. Captain William Morton Pleydell, from the ill Dragoon Guards, to be Major. 1 To be Captains,— Lieutenant Wilkinfon Lister Kaye, from the 7th Dragoons. Lieutenant Thomas Stead, from the 88th foot. Lieutenant Sir Thomas Pilkington, Bart, from the 7th foot. To be Lieutenant,— Ensign John James, from 81st foot. To be Cornet,— James Spawforth. To be Adjutant,— Cornet James Spawforth. 22d ( LIGHT) DRAGOONS. Colonel William Viscount Fielding to be Colonel. Major Frederick William Wollaston, from the 54th foot, to be Lieutenant- Colonel. Captain Richard Lyster, from Major- General Balfour's Regiment, to be Major. To be Captains,— Lieut. Geo. Edward Graham, from the 3d Dragoon Guards. Lieut. Thomas Askew, from the 2d Dragoons. To be Captain- Lieutenant— Lieutenant John Lyster, from the uth foot. To be Lieutenants— Ensigns David Seddon, George Smith, and David Roberts, from Independent Companies, and Joshua Blakeway, from the 82d foot. To be Cornet— Murphy, Gent. To be Chaplain— George Bass Oliver, Clerk. To be Adjutant— Lieutenant David Roberts. 37th Foot— Serjeant Thomas Ducksell to be Quarter- master, vice Stephenson. Corps of Waggoners serving with the Forces On the Continent. John Vaneule, Gent. Ensigns James Poole, Benjamin Jarmy, Noel Strahan, and Thomas Snape, to be Lieute- nants. Serjeant Watson, from the 37th foot, to be En- sign, vice Poole. ——- Greed, Gent, to be Ensign, vice Jarmy. WESTMINSTER, June 14. This day, the Lords being met, and the Commons being come, the Royal assent was given, in virtue of a Commission from his Majesty, to An aCt to enable the Commissioners of his Majesty's stamp duties to stamp the paper used for printing newspapers thereon in sheets of single demy paper, instead of double demy— An aCt for the better management of the land revenue of the Crown— An act for the further encouragement of British mariners— An act to exempt ships of war, and private ships or vessels of war, taken as prize, from payment of duty— An aCt for directing the appiontment of Commissioners to administer certain oaths, at elections of . Members of Parliament— An act for the discharge of certain insolvent debtors— An aCt for supplying such of the French islands as may be in his Majesty's possession with corn, & c.; and to several English road and private bills, — BANKRUPTS— William Ridett, of Grosvenor- square, dealer and chapman. Thomas Cottle of Bath, soap boiler. Thomas Washbourn, of Pewsey, Wilts, shopkeeper. John Burton, of Saddleworth, York, money- scrivener. Theodore Campbell, of London, broker and upholder. John Broad, of Bath, dealer and chapman. William Boardman, of Manchester, merchant. W. Giles, parish of St Mary, Middlesex, coal merchant. SOUND INTELLIGENCE. All the homeward bound shipssfailed from hence on Sun- day, excepting tbe Elizabeth and Peggy, Marr, which ves- sel waits convoy — No arrivals since our last. Wind northerly. ELSINORE, June 3, 1794. HOWDEN & CO. Sailed Homeward, June 5. Peggy, Abercrombie, from Memel for Montrose, timber. Industry, Finlay, from Dantzick for leith, wheat. 6. Willie and Annie, Wilson, from Landscrona for Bor- rowstounness, oak. Delight, Malcolm, from Dantzick to Leith, wheat. 7. Peggy, Adamson, from ditto for Amsterdam, rye. Nancy, Anderson, from Pillaw for Hull, feed. Daphne, Kinnear, from ditto for Dublin, wheat. Britannia, Laing, from Stettin for Liverpool, ditto. Tnity, Graeme, from ditto for Borrowstounness, ditto. Royal Recovery, Wood, from Riga for Leith, flax. Wind South. ELSINORE,. June 7. 1794. HOWDEN & CO. ORKNET SHIPPING. ARRIVED AT STROMNTSS, May 31. Eliza, Jappie, of Dunbar, from Dantzick, for Lis- bon, wheat. June 1. Elisabeth, Irving of Stromness, from Lerwick, balast. Fellowshiphall, Thomson, of and from Dysart, for Quebec, coals, & c. 4. Union, Ramsay, of and for Greenock, from Rotter- dam, hoops, & c, 5. Favourite, Oliphant, of Kirkcaldy, from Dantzick, for Liverpool, wheat. 10. Anne, Martin, of Grangemouth, from Dantzick, for Barcelona, ditto. Brothers and Sisters of Leith, Gordon, from Dantzick, for Oporto, ditto. ARRIVED AT LEITH. June 17. Friendship, Milne, from Aberdeen, in ballast. Rachel, Higgons, from Perth, with malt. Mary, Kier, from Riga, with goods. 18. Jean, Peacock, from Perth, with malt. Delight, Malcolm, from Dantzick, with wheat. SAILED, Duchess of Buccleugh, Morrison, for Dublin, wheat. Generous Mind, Caithness, for Dundee,, with goods. WINDS AT LEITH, 16. E. S. E.— 17. E.— 18. E.— 19. E. N. E. Moderate. vintner in Perth, on the 7th of July, at 14 noon, to consider of a competition offered. GEORGE LESLIE, merchant in Edinburgh, to see a state of his funds in the trustee's hands. WILLIAM CALDWALL, of Yardfoot, manufacturer at Lochwinnoch, to see a state of his funds in the trus- tee's hands. ROBERT SWAN, sadler in Lanark, are to meet in his own house 0n the 8th of July, at 14 noon, to in- struCt the trustee. JOHN JENKINE & SON, shoemakers in Glasgow, are to meet in the house of Claud Currie, vintner, on the 30th curt, at one afternoon, to instruCt the trustee. JOHN WEIR, in Muirk, are to meet in his own SEQUSTRATIONS, & c. June 14. WILLIAM REID, manufacturer in Anderston.— Creditors to meet in the house of Andrew Dunbar, vintner in Glasgow, on the 20th current, at one after- noon, to name an interim faCtor; and at the same place and hour, on the 18th of July, to chuse a trustee. Creditors of ALEXANDER WATT, merchant in Cupar Angus, are to meet in the house of John Campbell, house on the 7th of July. To the CREDITORS of The deceased ARCHIBALD BROWN, late in the Town Clerk's Office, Edinburgh. tHE Creditors of the said Archibald Brown will please lodge exaCt states of their respective debts with John Rhind, writer, Hay Street, Nicolson Square, that measures may be taken for their payment. To the CREDITORS of JOHN FOULERTON, Esq. late of Gallary, now at Dub- ton, by Montrose. THE Creditors of the said John Foulerton arc requested to lodge their claims 011 him, and oaths of verity thereon, with James Burness, writer in Montrose, on or be- fore Monday the 30th of June current, and to attend a meeting of his Creditors, at 12 o'clock noon, that day, within the Trades Hall, Montrose, to concert measures for obtaining payment. MONTROSE, June 16. 1794- To the CREDITORS of FORSTER, MILLAR, and COMPANY, late of Avon Printfield, near Linlithgow, as a Company, and of THO- MAS FORSTER and ROBERT MILLAR as Individuals. THAT upon the application of the said Robert Millar, with the concurrence of four- fifths of his creditors in number and value, for a discharge of all his debts preceding the sequestration, in terms of the aCt of the 23d of his pre- sent Majesty, the Court of Session, upon the 13th day of June 1794, appointed " the said application to be notified to " all concerned by public advertisement, to be inserted three " different times, at the distance of one month, in each of " the two Edinburgh newspapers called the Caledonian Mer- " cury and Edinburgh Evening Courant, that all parties ha- " ving interest may objeCl thereto if they think fit."— Which notification is hereby made to all concerned. To the CREDITORS of JAMES STEIN, late Distiller at Kilbagie ; JOHN STEIN, late Distiller at Kennetpans; JAMES HAIG & CO. at Canonmills; JOHN HAIG, at Lochiin ;— and ROBERT STEIN, at Kincaple. THE different claims which where unsettled at the time of the last statutory meetings of the creditors, and which at that time prevented a division of the funds, being now as- certained and adjusted— the trustees do hereby intimate, that they have made up a complete state of their respeCtive ac- compts, with schemes or casts of division of the free fund, which will lie in their hands ready for the inspeCtion of the creditors till the 10th day of July next. They further intimate, in consequence of the directions of the creditors at their adjourned meeting on the 17th June curt, that another meeting is to be held, within the Royal Exchange Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, on Thursday the said 10th day of July next, at one o'clock, for the purpose of con- sidering the said accompts and schemes of division, and giving directions for immediate payment of the dividends allocated by the said schemes of division. N. B.— The above divisions are final as to the estates of Robert Stein and John Haig, and nearly so as to the other three. HOUSE, & c. IN THISTLE STREET. To be SOLD by public voluntary sale, on Wednesday the 2d of July next, at one o'clock afternoon, within John's Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, THE Following SUBJECTS which lately belonged to Andrew Neil, builder in Edinburgh, lying on the north side of Thistle Street, between Hanover Street and Frederick Street, in the following Lots:— I. That DWELLING- HOUSE possessed by Mr Niel himself, being the east half of the second flat of the tene- ment, consisting of three apartments, closets, with a cellar in the sunk storey, and a right to the pump- well and water- pipe belonging to the tenement. II. That DWELLING- HOUSE possessed by Mrs Archi- bald, being the east half of the upper or fourth storey of the same tenement, consisting of similar apartments, with a cel- lar, and a right to the pump- well and water- pipe belonging to the tenement. III. These Two DWELLING- HOUSES possessed by Mrs Moodie and Mrs Anderson, being the third flat of a tene- ment to the west of the one above mentioned, with two cellars in the sunk storey, and a right to the water- pipe be- longing to this tenement. N. B. This Lot may be divided, if purchasers incline. IV. A PIECE OF VACANT GROUND, with the proportion of a wall or gable built thereon, on the- north side of Thistle Street between Castle Street and North Charlotte Street. Mr Niel or the tenants possessing the houses, will shew the same. John Reid merchant in Leith, trustee on Mr Niel's seque- strated estate, or Robert Dick, writer in Edinburgh, in whose hands are the title- deeds and articles of sale, may be applied to for further particulars. HAYMAN's MAREDANT's DROPS. MR HAYMAN begs leave to return his most grateful acknowledgements to the Inhabitants of the City and Vicinity of Edinburgh, for the very distinguished countenance they have given his Medicine, intreating those who have thereby experienced relief, or a complete cure, will have the goodness to communicate their cases, as the follow- ing Gentlemen has, unsolicited, done, for the benefit of the Public at large. The respeCtable letter underwritten, shews that the benign influence of Mr HAYMAN's celebrated MAREDANT's ANTISCORBUTIC DROPS is felt in the most remote, as well as interior parts of Great Britain. TO MR HAYMAN, 0F GOLDEN SQUARE, L0ND0N. SIR, Island Strona, by Strontian, Jan. 21. 1794 " About six years since, a scorbutic humour seized my ancle, for which I underwent a long course of medicine with- out benefit; on the contrary it proceeded to my knee, and even to my face; I suffered violent pains, and the foeted smell of my leg was monstrous In this distress I had been almost constantly confined for three years, when recommended to your valuable drops. I got 18 small bottles from Glasgow ( distant 120 miles from this place), but before I had finished taking that quantity, I received a perfeCt cure, which, from a desire to promote the happiness of others, I wish to see pu- blished. I am, Sir, Your most humble servant, ANDw. M'DONALD.' " That Mr M'Donald was for several years afflicted as he has described, and that Mr Hayman's Drops, under Provi- dence, have perfectly cured him, is attested by me, DONALD MACNICOL, Minister, Strontian. gjf The words " J. Hayman, Golden Square," form a real part of the stamp upon each bottle of these celebrated drops. They continue to be prepared and sold at Mr Hayman's houfe in Golden Square, London, at 5s. jd. lis. 6d. and it. is. per bottle— and may be had also of the venders of medi- cine throughout England, Scotland, and Ireland; particular- ly of MESS. HUSBAND, ELDER, and CO. EDINBURGH — Mr Angus M'Donald, Glasgow— Garden and Innes, Aber- deen,— W. Rait, Dundee— Alexander Wylie, Dumfries— Ja. Palmer, Kelso— W. Phorson, Berwick- upon- Tweed, & c. MONEY WANTED. THE Sum of SIX THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING on the moft undoubted heritable security, either now or at lammas first. Apply to Alexander Young, writer to the signet. AN ESTATE IN DUMFRIES- SHIRE TO BE SOLD, To be SOLD by public voluntary roup, at Dumfries, some- time in the month of August next, as will be particularly mentioned in future advertisements, THE Lands and Estate of FRIARS CARSE, lying in the parish of Dunscore, and county of Dumfries. This estate is beautifully situated on the banks of the Nith, six miles above Dumfries. It contains about 700 acres of ground. The house, which has been built within these 20 years, is placed in the centre of a charming holm of between 40 and 50 acres. There is also an excellent Garden and Orchard, well stored with all kinds of the best fruit. In short, a more eligible purchase for the residence of a Gentlemen of fortune is seldom to be met with. Persons intending to purchase may apply to William Rid- dell, W. S. George Square— or to John Clark, writer in „ Dumfries. \ , LANDS IN AYR- SHIRE FOR SALE. To be SOLD by public roup, on Thursday the 7th day of August 1794, within the Tontine Tavern, Glasgow, be- tween the hours of one and three afternoon, ALL and WHOLE the Lands and Estate of MONT- GRENNAN, extending to six hundred and twenty acres or thereby, situated in the parishes of Kilwinning and Stewarton. Further particulars will be specified in a future advertise- ment.— In the mean time, persons intending to purchase may apply to Walter Ewing Maclae, merchant in Glasgow. The articles of roup and progress of writs will be shewn by Robert Graham, writer in Glasgow. SALE OF LANDS IN THE COUNTY OF ARGYLE. To be SOLD by Private Bargain, ALL and Whole the Six- merk Land of Old Extent cal- led THE ISLAND OF MONK, lying within the parish of Small Isles, and county of Argyle. The present rental of the lands, which hold of a subjeCt superior, is 300 1. exclusive of the kelp shores, which pro- duce twenty tons per annum, and which, at the moderate calculation of 41. 10 s. the ton, is 901. The feu- duty and public burdens do not exceed 13 I. 10 s. These lands, which consist of different farms of consider- able extent, are without lease. The soil is of a superior quality, indeed equal to any in the low country, all lying on lime- stone, and capable of producing any crop. The Island is surrounded by excellent fishing banks for cod and ling ;— has three harbours, two of them very good, in one of which vessels of an hundred tons may ride in safety — lies at a small distance from Ardnamurchan on the main land, and the islands of Egg and Rum, all of which abound with red and black game, and is situated at nearly equal distances between the harbours of Tobermorry and Canna, and when the intended Crinan Canal shall be completed, there is little doubt of this property rising considerably in value. The greatest part of the price will be allowed to remain in the hands of the purchaser upon giving proper security. The title- deeds, rental, and plan of the estate, may be seen in the hands of John Campbell, jun. writer to the sig- net, who has power to conclude a private bargain. N. B. The low country mode of farming will answer ex- ceedingly well on this property. SALE OF LANDS IN ROSS- SHIRE. To be SOLD by public voluntary roup, as authorised by war- rant of the Court of Session, within John's Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 2jth day of June 1794, at 6 o'clock afternoon, THOSE PARTS of the ESTATE of GRUI- NARD which belonged to the late Mr Murdoch Mac- iver, comprehending the Lands of Sand and Little Gruinard, Udrigill, Lead, Millin, Drimininver, Donifersand, and o- thers; with Two- Thirds or Shares of the Mill of Aultbia, and of tbe Salmon Fishings and Kelp Shores— all lying in the barony of Lochbroon, parish of Gerloch, and shire of Ross. In the action brought before the court of Session for a warrant to sell this property, a proof was led of its rental and value, and from thence it appears, that, after deducting public burdens, the free yearly rental, including a very mo- derate conversion for customs and services, amounts to 217!. 3s. lid. IO- I2ths Sterling. The upset price is fixed at 5429!. 19s. 7d. lo- i2tlis Sterling, being twenty- five years purchase of the above free rent. These lands, which are held of a subjeCt fupcrior for pay- ment of a small feu- duty, are of great extent, lie all contigu- ous, and have an extensive traCt of sea coast, upon which and the adjacent grounds there are inexhaustible lime- stone quarries, and upon the shores a considerable quantity of kelp may be annually manufactured ; there are besides shelly sand and sea ware for manure to be had 0n these shores in the greatest abundance, and on the lands the most ample suffi- ciency of the finest peat for feul. Some of the farms are well adapted for pasturing sheep. The mansion- house and offices of Udrigill are stated, and with a trifling repair could be made fit for the accommoda- tion of any private gentleman's family. The title- deeds and articles of roup, with printed particu- lars of the rental, & c. are in the hands of Kenneth Macken zie, writer to the signet, who will be ready to communicate every other article of information which may be required. ADJOURNED SALE OF LANDS IN DUMBARTONSHIRE. UPSET PRICE TO BE LOWERED. To be SOLD by public voluntary roup, within the Royal Exchange Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 9th day of July 1794, at six o'clock in the afternoon, THE LANDS of STUCKGOWN, STUCKDOW, and STUCKVULICH, lying in the parish of Arrochar, and shire of Dumbarton— the free yearly rent whereof is a- bout 141I. These lands are held of a subjeCt superior, for payment of ten shillings yearly of feu duty— are bounded by Lochlo- mond for nearly two miles on the east, and extended to with- in less than half a mile of Lochlong on the west. There is upon them a thriving natural Oak Wood, which has been lately surveyed by two intelligent wood foresters, who have estimated it, when at twenty years growth, at 2000I. Sterling, and the stool thereof at the like sum. The last cutting was in three different lots or hags, and the pre sent is of the following ages, viz. the eldest twelve, the se- cond ten, and the third eight years; besides which, as ap- pears from the report of these wood foresters, there are on the lands 800 firs of seventeen years growth, and 3000 firs which - were planted in the year 1791, upon which they have put no specific value. The Inn of Tarbet is on the premisses, at the division of three different branches of the great military road, one whereof leading through Perthshire and Argyleshire to Fort- William, another to Inveraray, Dalmalie, & c. and a third to Dunbarton, Stirling, & c.; and, from its convenient situation,. may, by being well attended to, yield a very hand- some return to the proprietor. The lands abound in red, black and other game of all kinds, and Lochlomond and Loch long in a great variety of fish. Hence, the premiffes would be a pleasant and commo- dious acquisition to any gentleman disposed to enjoy the a- musement of hunting and fishing. The mansion- house stands in a most romantic spot, opposite to the peak, or highest part of Benlomond, commanding a full prospect of the whole streams which fall from the west side of that stu- pendous mountain, as well as Lochlomond, to the extent of several miles. The title- deeds, conditions of sale, and a rental of the lands, will be shown by Allan Macdougall, writer to' the signet, or George Andrew, writer in Edinburgh; to either of whom such as intend to become purchasers, and are desi- rous of further information are requested to apply. TO FARMERS. To LET, on an improving lease, in the county of Cromar- ty, for such number of years as may be agreed on, th term of entry to be at Whitsunday 1795, SEVERAL FARMS 0n the NEWHALL, and BRAE- LANGWELL Estates, in the parish of Risolls, con taining from Fifty to Two Hundred acres of arable land each, with a considerable quantity of pasture and muir- ground. These farms lie on the south side of the Cromarty Frith, and extend several miles along the shore. The land is of the best quality, and the crops ripen early. On the opposite side of the Frith, there is abundance of marle; and the farmers have a right to the sea- ware and shelly sand, of which there is a considerable quantity on the shore. Lime from England is now become an article of trade in the Frith, and is to be had at a very moderate price. Judicious aCtive farmers, who are acquainted with the modern improvements in agriculture, cannot have any where a better opportunity of exerting their abilities to such advantage, and with such certainty of success. There are about two thousand acres of muir ground, 6t which some of the farms may have four hundred attached to them. The muirs are of an excellent quality, clay bottom lie dry, and so free of stones, or any other impediment to obstruCt the plough, that they may be easily brought to til- lage by the farm cattle. The markets for all kinds of grain are higher than in most parts of Scotland. The soil is peculiarly adapted to the culture of turnips. As lime can be got so easily,. as the muir ground is so near the sea, and as every reasonable encouragement will be given by the proprietor, farmers will seldom find a si- tuation where so many advantages unite ; and from having such early intimation, they can have an opportunity of be- ing informed, and of judging for themselves. Proposals will be received by Charles Mackintosh, writer to the signet, and by Mr David Urquhart, land- surveyor at Newhall, who has a survey of the lands, and will shew the farms. Offers will be kept secret, if required,. GROUND FOR BUILDING ON. To be SOLD by public voluntary roup, within John's Coff feehouse, Edinburgh, upon Monday the 30th day of June curt, betwixt the hours of five and six o'clock after- noon, SIX ACRES or thereabouts of Ground, part of St LEO- NARD'S HILL, lying in the Pleasance of Edinburgh extremely well calculated for building on, and of which a plan has been made, laying out the ground into regular streets. Persons intending to build will find this a most de- sirable situation. The houses can there be built at a much less expence than in any place in the suburbs. They can have back- ground, and they will command a delightful pro- speCt of the Frith of Forth, the Abbey of Holyroodhouse, and a great part of the adjacent country, of which, from their situation, they cannot be deprived by any other buil- dings. The ground will be exposed to sale, either in whole or in separate parcels, as purchasers may incline. The plan of the ground may be seen at the house of Mess. Donald Smith and Company, bankers, Edinburgh. Appli- cation with regard to it may be made to them, to Mr Fran- cis Sharp, or to James Gibson writer to the signet, in whose hands the title- deeds of the subjeCts are. BY ADJOURNMENT At the desire of intending Purchasers AN ESTATE IN BADENOCH, With Excellent Shooting Quarterst FOR SALE. To be SOLD by public voluntary roup, within the Old Ex- change Coffeehouse, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 16th of July 1794, 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 merk 1 Scots, with some small customs and services, which are ail convened. ' I'he yearly rent is at pre- sent only 1101. Sterling, but, as there are no leases 0n 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 ia in- terperfed and skirted with birch and other brush wood; ex- tends four or five miles from the strath or middle of the country, due south, 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 of 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 Proptietor has built a substantial house of seve- ral apartments, superior to most Shooting Quartets. 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 is 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 inverness. 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 n0 mansion- house on the estate, but many delight- ful situations for building on, particularly at Invertrommie, 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 and 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 landscapes 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. EDINBURgH Printed by ROBERT ALLAN ( Agent for the SUN FIRE- OFFICE, 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.— 53 s. yearly, when called for 56s; delivered in town or Leith : and L. 3 sent by Post, '
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