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spread. At half past three the King was this happy union of sentiments, of wishes. announced, and he entered, preceded by the and exertions, that the Constitution will be Deputation of Members, and by his Minis- confirmed, and that the nation will enjoy ters, who, instead of being feated on chairs all the advantages which it guarantees.' at the Bar, took their stand behind the King. The Assembly were all standing The President immediately made the and uncovered. The King was drest in following' answer, which was also highly purple embroidered, and with the red ribe applauded : band and star, as patron of the order of St. Louis. He was received with the most lively acclamation. He drew a paper from

• The adherence of the Nation ratifies his waistcoat, and read his {peech. He read it standing, which by the arrangement pre

the Constitution decreed by the Aflerbly viously made, kept all the Members on their

of the Representatives of the Nation. legs. His deportment and manner was

Your Majelly

has accepted it, and the pubthrough the whole much more dignifiçd,

lic joy is a sufficient teitimony of the gene

ral assent. It promises that your Majesty collected, and chearful, than on the day of the acceptance. In reading the speech he

will no longer dcfire in vain the happiness

of the French. On this memorable day was interrupted twenty times by torrents of

the National Assembly has nothing more applause.

to wish; and the Nation, by its tranquil The speech was as follows:

confidence, is ready to 'co-operate for the

prompt success of its internal GovernGENTLEMEN, “ You have terminated your labours' fame order that he entered, amidst the

The King then left the Allembly in the the Constitution is finished I have promi- fhouts of the people. fed to maintain it, to cause it to be executed

The Assembly continued, and, as it it is proclaimed by my orders. This Con

had been previously settied, proceeded to ftitution, from which France expects prof. read over the minutes of the day, and perity, this fruit of your cares and watch- finally concluded by pronouncing their ings, will be your recompence; France

own disolution, and separating to pucet no made happy by your labours, will communicate her happiness to you.

“ Return to your homes, and tell your fellow-citizens, that the happiness of the

New FRENCI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. French ever has been, and eyer will be, the object of my wishes; that I neither have

October 5. nor can have any interest but the general This morning, the Assembly commenced interest; that my prosperity consists only by the report which was made by the Vice in the public prosperity ; that I shall exert Prefident, of the result of the Deputation all the powers intrusted to me to give effi- fent to the King. M. Ducaniel said, that cacy to the new system; that I fall com- having taken the opinion of the Deputation municate it to Foreign Courts; and shall of what hę ilould say to the King, they in every thing prove that I can only be went up to the Palace at fix o'clock in the - happy in the happiness of the people of evening. They saw the Minifier of Justice, - France,

who told them that his Majeiiy tiad ar“ Tell them also that the Revolution has pointed the next day at one o'clock to ris reached its seriod, and that the firmest sup- ceive the Deputation. The Vice-Prefident port of the Constitution is now the re-esta- flated to the Minister, that it was of the ut. blishment of order. You, Gentlemen, in most importance to the public afiairs the your several departments, will undoubtedly empire, that the notice with which they fecond my vigilance and care with all your were charged fhould be made known to his power ; you will give the first example of Majefty without del:y, and they could not, submision to the laws which you have fra- confitent with their duty to the Legislativa med; in the capacity of private citizens Aflembly, poltpone their commiffion. The you will display the same character as in Minister of Justice represented this to his

the capacity of public men ; and the people Majesty, wło was pleased to appoint ning - seeing their Legislators exercife, in private o'clock of the fame evening to receive the life, those virtues which they have pro- Deputation. Accordingly, at nine o'clock, claimed in the National Assembly, will imi- they went up again, and were received by itate them, discharge with pleasure the obli- his Majeity in the Council Chamber, when gations which the pablic interest imposes M. Ducaitel made his reyerence, and delię on them, and cheerfully pay the taxes de vered his commision in the foilowing aced by theis Representatives. It is by



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October 7.

and render the attainment of Justice more “ The National Assembly Legislative is easy and more prompt. finally constituted, and we are appointed “ You will perceive the necessity of estaba Deputation to intimate this to your Ma- lishing a fyftem of National Education, and jelty.

of giving a solid basis to public spirit. You The King desired to know the names of will encourage Commerce and Industry, the the Deputation. The Vice-President' told progress of which has fo great an infíuence him that he had not a list of the names, and

on the agriculture and wealth of the kingthat in truth he did not know them all.

dom; and you will endeavour to make perHis Majesty was then pleased to say, that

manent dispositions for affording work and he would come in person to the Assembly relief to the in ligent. on Friday next. He was sorry that he could “ I shall make known my firm desire for not possibly go there sooner.

the re-establishment of Order and Discipline in the Army; and I shall neglect no means

that may contribute to restore confidence aHis Majesty, accordingly, went to the mong all who compofe it, and put it into a National Aflemby, and made the following condition to secure the defence of the realm. Speech :

If the laws in this respect are insufficient, I

fhall make known to you the measures that 4 GENTLEMEN,

seem to me to be proper, and you will de" Assembled by virtue of the Constitution, cide upon. to exercise the powers which it delegates to “ I shall in the same manner communi. you, you will undoubtedly confider as among cate my sentiments respecting the Navy, your first duties, to facilitate the operations that important part of the public force, of Government; to confirm public credit; destined to proted trade and the Colonies. to add, if poffible, to the security of the en

“ We shall not, I hope, he troubled with gagement of the nation; to show that liber

any attack from abroad. I have taken, froin ty and peace are compatible; and finally, to

the moment I accepted the constitution, and attach the people to their new laws, by con- I still continue to take, the steps that appear vincing them that those laws are for their

to me the most proper to fix the opinion of good.

foreign powers in our favour, and to main“ Your experience of the effects of the tain with them the good intelligence and new order of things, in the feveral depart- harmony that ought to secure to us the conments from which you come, will enable you tinuance of peace. I expect the best effects to judge of what may be yet wanting to from them; but this expectation does not bring it to perfection, and make it easy for prevent me from pursuing, with activity, you to devise the most proper means of give those measures of precaution, which praing the necessary force and activity to the dence ought to dictate (Loud applauses of Administration.

Vive le Roi !) " For my own part, called by the Con- “ Gentlemen, in order that your importititution to examine, as first Representative ant labours and your zeal may produce the of the people, and for their interest, the laws effects from them, it is necessary that conpresented for my fanction, and charged with ftant harmony and unalterable confidence causing them to be executed, it is also my should reign between the Legislative Body duty to propose to you fych objects as I think and the King (renewed applause and acclamaought to be taken into consideration in the tions). The enemies of our repose are but course of your Session.

too studious to disunite us; the love of our u You will see the propriety of fixing your country must therefore rally us, and the peimmediate attention on the state of finances, blic interest render us inseparable, (warm and you will feel the importance of establifh- applauses). Thus the public force will be ing an equilibrium between the receipt and exerted without obstruction, the administrathe expenditure, of accelerating the affell- tion will not be harassed by vain alarms, the ment and the collection of taxes, of introdu- property and the religion of every man will cing an invariable order into all parts of this be cqually protected, and no pretext will be vast Administration, and thus providing at left for any person to live at a distance from once for the fupport of the state, and the re- a country where the laws are in vigour, and lief of the people.

- mens rights respected. “ The Civil Laws will also demand your “ It is on this great basis of order that care, which you will have to render con- the stability of the constitution, the success formable to the principles of the Constitu- of your labours, the safety of the empire, ition. You will also have simplify the the source of all kinds of prosperity, must mode of proceeding in the Courts of Law, depend. It is to this, Gentlemen, that we


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all ought to turn our thoughts in this mo- Mell. James Jackson, ment with the utmost possible vigour ; and


James Dewar, Mer. Counsellors this is the object that I recommend the most Malcolm Wright, particularly to your zeal, and to your pa- Orlando Hart, Trades Counseltriotism.”

Alexander Reid, lors. The most lively testimonies of applause

Wm Inglis, Con. were given to the King on this occafion.

Wm Cunningham,
Thos Armstrong,
John Young,

Council Deacons

Charles Oats,

William Raeburn, SIRE, “ Your presence in the midst of us is a new

Alex. Ogilvie, engagement, which you take towards the Jas Millar, jun.

William Scott, country. It is right that we should forget

William Ranken, the confounded powers. A constitution is

Extraordinary established, and with it the liberty of

Alex. Smith,

Council Deaconsa. Frenehmen. You ought to cherish it as a

And. Hutchinson, citizen. As King you ought to maintain George Kerr, and to defend it. Instead of violating, it

Adan Brooks, ascertains your power--it has given as your Neil M*Vicar, Esq. Baron Baiïie of Canona friends all those who formerly called them.'

gate and Caltun. selves only your subje&s (here a burst of ap- James Carfrae, Efq. Admiral of Leith. plause - You faid Sire, some days ago in

Fras Sharp, Esq. Baron Bailie of Portsburghe this temple of the country, and we also have Jas Jackson, Esq. Captain of Orange Colours. reason to love you (the plaudits were reiterated). The constitution has made you the

RESIDENT BArlies. first Monarch in the world-Your love for Leith-Mell. W. Douglas and P: Hadaway. it places your Majelty in the rank of the Canongate and Calton-Meff. Jas Clark and : most favoured Kings, and the welfare of the

Thos Milne. people will be most happy. May our mutual Portsburgh and Potter-row-Mess. W. Calder union make us speedily feel its happy in

and Douglas Menzies. fluence purify legislation, reconfirm public credit, overthrow anarchy. Such is our du

The following Gentlemen are elected ty—such are our wishes--such are your's, Frovosts of their respective boroughs : Sire. Such are our hopes, and the benedic- Glasgow, James M‘Dowall, Esq. tions of Frenchmen will be our reward.” Aberdeen, George Auldjo, Esq.

Dundee, James Johnston, Esq.
The King went out in the same manner Perth, Alexander Fechney, Efq.
that he entered, amidst the most vehement Dumfries, David Blair, Esq.
acclamations of Vive le Roi, and he was ac- St Andrew's, Alexander Dancan, Esq.
companied by the fame deputation. Stirling, Henry Jaffrae, Esq.

Lochmaben, David Dickson, Esq.

Irvine, The Earl of Eglinton.

Rutherglen, Major John Spens.
EDINBURGH, Oktober 4.

Cupar Fife, Major William Maxwell Mor This day, the following Gentlemen were

rison. clected Magistrates of this city for the en

Inverkeithing, Sir John Henderson of For. suing year :

dell, Bart.
The Right Hon. JAMES STIRLING, Lord Renfrew, Matthew Gray, Ffq.

Dunfermline, John Wilson senior, Esq.
Provost, continued.

Kinghorn, Andrew Hamilton, Esq.
James Gordon, Esq.

Banff, George Robertson, Esq. William Creech, Esq.


Haddington, James Banks, Efq. George Kinnear, Esq.

Dunbarton, Marquis of Lorn. Alexander Allan, Esq.

Lanark, John Bannatine, Esq. William Gillespie, Esq. Dean of Guild. Kirkaldy, Michael Beveridge, Esq. Charles Kerr, Esq. Treasurer. William Galloway, Esq. Old Provost. Driven from their native country by hard David Milne, Esq.

neceffity, about 400 natives of the Isle of Neil M Vicar, Esq.

Old Bailies.

Skye, embarked in the ship Fortune for James Carfrae, Esq.

North Carolina. The ship was driven into Francis Sharp, Esq.

Clyde by stress of weather, when that public Donald Smith, Esq. Old Dean of Guild. spirited citizen, Mr David Dale, invited the Robert Young, Efq. Old Trealnzer and poor Highlanders to Glasgow, gave them a College Treasurer.


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fupply for their present necessities, and offer. 08. 2. Mrs Capt. Brown, of a daughter
ed to procure them all employment at kis 6. Lady Kinnaird, of a daughter.
manufactories. Though many of them had 9. The Countess of Lauderdale, of a
given their little all-fume tiventy, fome daughter.
thirty pounds for their passage to America, 10. Mrs Hay of Newhall, of a daughter.
they no sooner heard of employment, than 12. Lady Salton, of a son.
all who were not indented left the ship, and 16. Mrs Drummond of Perth, of a son.
put themselves under his protection. In 20. The Lady of Andrew Stewart, Esq.
comparison of such a man,

of a daughter.

Mrs Alexander of Ballochmyle, of a How low, how little are the great!


21. Lady Napier, of a daughter, O&ober IIoThis night, between ten and

22. Lady Colquhoun of Luís, of a son. eleven o'clock, James Plunket, convicted of street-robbery, and George Davidson, con

DEATHS. victed of forgery, before the Circuit Court Aug 22. Lieut. Francis Monypenny, of of Justiciary at Glafgow, and who were to the 68th regiment. havebeen executed the 26th inst. found means,

Sept. 20. John Scott, Esq. younger, of by the affistance of one Russel a weaver, to Malleny. break the prison there, and make their escape. 22. John Strachan, a flesh-cacy, aged 105. A reward of fifty guineas was offered to any 24. Mrs Elizabeth Garioch, of Leith. person who should apprehend and secure any - Mrs Marshall, wife of the Rev, Mr of the three.

Marshall, at Manor.

Capt. Daniel Graham, late of the ship

Spooner of Clyde.

- Thomas Crawford, Esq. of Craw-
Sept. 27. Mr Peter Cameron, writer in sordfburn.
Edinburgh, to Miss Annie Donaldson, of 27. Miss Jane Lauder, second daughter of

the late Sir And. Lauder of Fountainhall.
28. Mr Alexander M-Brair, merchant in 0&. 1. Mrs Isabella Craig, daughter of
Glasgow, to Miss Henrietta Brown of Edin- Mr James Craig of Coltartown,

W. M. John Mafon, baker. 29. Capt. William Urquhart of the 30th

2. Mr James Nisbet, wine-merchant. regiment of foot, to Miss Isabella-Helen Rose

Lord Haddo. of Rosebank.

3. Lady Caroline Hunter. 08. 3. Harry Stark of Teasses, Esq. to 5. Miss Ann Barclay of Collerney. Miss Horseburgh of Cupar.

6. Mrs. M'Queen of Braxfield. 4. Capt. Thomas Inglis, to Miss Jean Bal

9. Dowager Countess of Glasgow. four of Dunbog.

10. Rear-Admiral Inglis. - Mr Martin Lindsay, of the Lord

. Sir Robert Dalyell of Binns, Bart. Thurlow East-Indiaman, to Miss Wood of

12. Dr David Wenyss of Dunfermline. Perth.

13. Mrs Jean Lyon relict of the Rev. Mr 10. James Smith, Esq. merchant in Glas- Moncrieff of Culfargie. gow, to Miss Margaret Macgregor, of that 14 William Wilson, Efq. of Blacklymill, place.

near Paisley. Mr William Brown, merchant at

- Mr John Chriftie, merchant, News Saltcoats,' to Miss Janet Erskine, of that Town Paisley. place.

--. Mr Robert Orr, senior, manufacturer, 15. Samuel Dalrymple, Esq. Captain of Paisley. the 3d regiment, to Miss T'weddell of Un

15. Richard Dundas, Esq. of Blair. thankhall.

Miss Elizabeth Fotheringham, second 18. William Ker, Esq. of Spring Garden, daughter of Col. Fotheringham of Powrie: Jamaica, to Miss Margaret Hunter

of Frank- Miss Jeany Alison, of Edinburgh. field.

16. Mr John Paton, fargeon at Durham, 20. Lieut. M·Niven of the Royal High- Fifeshire. landers, to Miss Catharine Heriot, of Edin

17. Dowager Lady Wallace, relict of Sir burgh.,

Thomas Wallace, Bart. 26. Charles Buchan, Efq. of Whitsome, 18. Charles Bell, Esq. of Hillton. to Miss Marion M.Micken, of Killen

19. At Lauder, Mrs Margaret Falconer. tringan.

25. Miss Margaret Sandilands, daughter

of William Sandilands, Efq. of East Barns. BIRTHS.

27. Mr Alexander Euchanan, merchant in Sept. 30. Mrs Robertson Scot of Ben- G'afgow. holme delivered of a daughter.

28. Mrs Rob. Lochead, of Glasgow.


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