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different parts of the county with the great gow are Hamilton Palace and Bothwell est success. To the patriotism, public spi- Castle, the princely seats of the Duke of rit, and noble exertions of Colonel Dalrym- Hamilton and Lord Douglas. The magniple and Mr Dale, the upper part of the ficence, high rank, and grcat political imcounty is in a great measure indebted for its portance of the noble owners are displayed present flourishing situation. We are assu- in the grandeur of their palaces and parks red that at present cotton goods are anriuat- (which are encircled with lofty walls) as ly manufactured in the county to the extent well as in the elegance and beauty of their of two millions Sterling. A vast number grounds. For many centuries, the county of new roads are now opening in every di- has been successively under the influence of rection. Those of the beau monde who wish one or other of these ancient and noble fa. to make a pleasant excursion, direct their milies. At present his Grace of Hamilton, course to the so much admired falls of the (who is the first Peer of the Scottish realm, Clyde near Lanark, and the no less celebra- as well as a Duke in three kingdonis) is fupe ted cotton mills of Mr Dale, most magnifi- posed to have gained a decided superiority. cent piles of building, situated between the Since the termination of the late ruinous falls. The falls and mills now attract uni- war, the landed property of Clydesdale has versal attention. From Lanark to Hamil- improved in value from 18 or 20 years purton, twelve miles distant, by the banks of chase of the then rent to 28 years purchase the river, there is a line of road highly beau- of the present advanced rent. And in beautiful and picturesque, commanding a most tisul situations in many instances much highextensive and delightful prospect of the ma er prices have been paid; by which means ny fine seats upon the river in a rich and many estates in Lanarkshire have more than well-wooded vale. At present, however, doubled in value fince 1783, independent of this road takes by much too elevated a die the numerous mines lately discovered. Great region, and is in such bad order, that træ quantities of haugh-land have been already vellers frequently prefer the road across the sold at Hamilton,
&c. at cool. per acre for muir, which is at present the best approach agricultural uses merely. And so rapid has to the county town from Hamilton and been the advance in the value of landed Glasgow, although it has some very severe property in consequence of the prodigious pulls, cakes a circuit of three miles, and extenfion of the manufactures, and opulence certainly has not the niost pleasant of prof- of the county, that Rosehall, one of the pects. In order to improve their valuable greatest estates in Clydesdale has been fold and extensive estates on the hanks of the three times within four years, its different Clyde, by encouraging the rearing of cot owners being induced by high prices to part ton mills, blaft furnaces, bleaching-fields, with their purchases.-Twelve acres very and every manufacture requiring a great poor land near Lanark purchased a few body of water, and a plentiful supply of coal years ago at gol. are now resold at 500l. and limestone at very low prices--the Noble Another property which was purchased in family of Hamilton, and the landed Gen-. 1712 at 2701. is now let in lease at 200l. per tlemen of Clydesdale have determined up- ann.--Smellom is sold at 1,150l. being 40 'on carrying on this line of road by the ri- years purchase of the free rent --Mr Glassver banks. And a draft of a bill for that ford's property in Glasgow, which was purpurpose is prepared, and under considera- chased thirty years ago for 1,6801. was latetion.
Hy refold at 9,850l. Six years ago, the Nothing is wanting to complete the ge- Monkland Canal was actually sold for 1,500l. neral utility of the road but a bridge over it is now, however, worth at least 30,000l. the Clyde about half way between Hamilton and Lanark ;--the expence of which
Nou. 2 would be moderate, as there are several Agreeable to advertisements in the pube good situations where the river is narrowed fic papers, a lease for one year, of the Theaby rocks. It is expected the lands lying be, tres of Edinburgh and Glasgow took place tween Hamilton and Lanark will be trebled in the Royal Exchange Coffee-House by in value by the establishment of manufac- public auction. The upfet price was sool. turcs upon the Clyde. The river may be There appeared, as offerers, Stephen Kenrendered navigable, or a canal cut from La- ble, Esq. for himself, and Mrs Eften by her nark to Glasgow through a great coal coun man of business. The former was declared try, at an 'inconsiderable expence. And in the successful candidate, having offered the course of years, from its containing coal, I2col. The gentleman who appeared for lime, iron, and free-stone, in such prodigi- Mis Eften went the length of 1190l. Be ous abundance, it is probable it may vie in fides the above sum, the lessee is also bound opulence and manufactures with the wealthie to pay 130l. in the name of feu-duty, and at counties of South Britain.
other incumbrances with which the Theana In the direct route froin Lanark to Glas- tres are burdened.
Statement of the Regulations at present in Sixteenth Difrist above described.
force respecting the Exportation and Importa Oats--iniportable at the first (or highest) tion of Corr.
Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oatmeal, Bear, By the average prices of corn, published Peafe, Beansliable to the highest dus by the Receiver of Corn Returns in the ties. London Gazette, from 15th to 19th November instant; the exportation and importation of Corn is regulated in Scotland ás follows:
Fourteenth District above described.
Pease-importable at the lowest duty.
Oats, Beans-inportable at the firit (or
higher) low duties. Thirteenth District, comprebending Fife and the Wheat, Barley, Oatmeal, Bear-liable to following Counties,
the higheit duties.
Fifteenth Didrie above d.cribed.
Oats, Oatmeal-importable at the lowest bounty.
duties. Beansaexportable-no bounty.
Barley--importable at the first (or higher) Oats, Oatmeal, Peasemnot exportable.
Wheat, Bear, Pease, Beans-liable to the Sixteenth Difrici, comprehending the following higher duties. Counties,
The aforegoing regulation respecting im.
portation continues in force till new average Orkney and Shetland, Caithness, Suther- prices to regulate the importation of Corn be land, Rols, and Cromarty, Inverness, Nairn, received at each port from the Receiver of Elgin, Banff, Aberbeen, Kincardine, Forfar, Corn Returns at London, who is obliged Perth;
by law to tranímit them within ten days Wheat, Rye, Barley, Peale-exportable after the 15th day of February next. with bounty.
Pease, Beans-exportable no bounty.
GLASGOW, Nov. 26.
stocking-shop in the Trongate, and delired For teenth Disfrie, comprehending Air, Dum to be shown some silk-stockings. After ex-' fries, Wigton, and Kirkcudbright.
amining several pairs, he found fault with Bear-exportable with bounty.
the patterns; at this moment, another man Wheat-exportable with bounty.
came in, and desired to be shown foma cotBarley, Oats, Oatmeal, Peafe, Beans- ton-stockings, which was accordingly done. not exportable.
The conduct of these two men creating suf
picion in the boy whoʻkept the shop, he reFifteenth District, comprehending the Counties of moved the filk-itockings from the counter;
Argyle, Dumbarton, Lanark, Renfrew, the man who came firlt into the shop then and Bute;
went out, upon which the other desired to Wheat, Bear-exportable with bounty.
be shown the filk-stockings which the former Barley, Oats, Oatmeal, Pease, Beans
had been looking at, which were according. aot exportable.
ly shown him; but he pretended not to be The aforegoing regulation continues in pleased with them, because they had not force until new average prices to regulate how him filk-stockings with clocks; the
clocks; he therefore crdered the boy to sbe exportation of corn be received at each boy then removed the firit parcel, and showa port from the Receiver of Corn Returns at London, who is obliged by law to transmit
ed him a parcel with clocks; the man then them within ten days after the 15th day of defired agaie to be shown those which he Dext month.
had first ieen, and, upon the boy's stepping backwards, to bring him thosc, the follow
snatched up the second parcel, and ran oir. IMPORTATION.
The boy inmediately gave the alarm, lock
ed the shop-door, and purfued hiin. The Thirteenth Diftri£t above described. thief had got near to the entry to St And Oats importable at the lowest duty. drew's Square, Saltmarket, when he feil,
Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oatmeal, Bear, was overtaken, secured, and carries back to Pease, Bcane-lable to the highest dús the thop in Trongate. During his fight, mies.
he had thrown away the stockings, all of
which were picked up on different parts of able in itself, has been attended with a dethe street. One of the Magiftrates, who gree of corruption in the manners of the was fortunately at hand, sent for some town people, to which, I am sorry to add, the too officers, and ordered a party from the guard, general use of spirits among the lower clarto carry him to prison. On the arrival of ies of both sexes has, in this country, greatly the town officers, he was immediately re contributed. I trust, therefore, that every cognised to be
good citizen will most cordially join with JAMES PLUNKET,
me in giving due praise to the zeal of those
honourable and respectable Magistrates, a native of Ireland, under sentence of death, through whose exertions the fanction of the who, along with George Davidson, by the Legislature has been obtained for the initi, asliitance of one Rullel, made his escape tution of this house of public discipline, from the prison of this city on the pith day which we are now preparing to erca. May of October lat. Quem Deus vult perdere, prius it prove, under the guidance of Magistrates dementat. While he was in the shop, in culto- upright and vigilant as those to whom we dy of the officers, before the guard arrived,
owe its existence, a terror to the idle and he was observed to search for something profligate, and a pledge of security to the about his waistband, which being examined, indufirious and well-disposed inhabitants of there was found a pair of very handsome this city and country. May those who shall pistois loaded with cartridge and ball; and
ence feel the severity of its discipline, itave in his pocket were found a quantity of fnul, it fo aniended in their behaviour, and inura lady's red Turkey-leather pocketbook, in ed to habits of industry, as never to require which were several cartridges and balls, and a repetition of its chattisements; and may an ivory call and horse-whip.
the accomplishment of the purpofus for
which it is founded be marked by the reEDINBURGII, November 30.
gular diminution of the number of its inThis day being the festival of St. An habitants.” drew, the following were elected Grand To this speech the Lord Provost made a 'Officers for the ensuing year :
very clegant and suitable return. The Right Hon. GEORGE EARL OF Two cryital bottles, cait on purpose at MORTON, Grand Master.
the Glass-house of Leith, were deposited The Most Noble GEORGE MARQUIS OF in the foundation-itone. In one of thefe HUNTLEY, Grand Master Elect.
were put diiterent coins of the present reign, The Right Hon. George EARL of Er- each of which being previouly enveloped in ROL, Depute Grand Master.
cryftal, in such an ingenious manner, that Thomas Hay, Esq. Subiticute Grand Maf- the legend on the coins could be distinctly
read without breaking the crystal. In the William Campbell, of Fairfield, Esq. Se other bottle were deposited two rolls of velnior Grand Warden,
lum,. containing tne names of the present William Douglas Clephan, of Carllogie, Officers of the Grand Lodge, and the preEfq. Junior Grand Warden.
sent Magistrates of the city, together with John Hay, Esq. Grand Treasurer. an Edinburgh Almanack, and a copy of
The Rev. Di John Tough, Grand Chap- each of the newspapers published in this city, lain.
viz. the Edinburga Evening Courant, CaleMr William Mafon, Grand Secretary. donian Mercury, Edinburgh Advertiser, and Mr Robert Meik e, Grand Clerk. Edinburgh Herald. The bottles being care
Afterwards the Grand Master, attended fully sealed up, were covered with a piece by the brethren, the Magistrates, and She- of copper wrapt in block-tin, and upon the siff of the county, proceeded to the Calton under side of the copper were engraved the Hill, to lay the foundation-stone of the New arms of the city of Edinburgh, the arms of Bridewell. After the usual formalities, the the Right Hon. the Earl of Morton Grand Grand Master addressed the Lord Provost Master Maion of Scotland, the arms of Maand Magistrates as follows :
sonry, and the arms of the Right Hun. “ I have the honour of meeting your James Stirling, Lord Provost of Edinburgh. Lordship and the Magistrates of Edinburgh Upon the upper side of the plate was a Lathis day, for the purpose of carrying into tin inscription, of which the following is a execution an undertaking, which there is copy : every reason to believe will be attended
Regnante Georgio III. with great public benefit.
Ad Nequitiam “ While we contemplate with pleasure Intra Urbem et Comitatum Edinburgenfem the flourishing state of Scotland, we cannot Salutari Labore coercendam Accommodati help lamenting, that from the imperfection Primum hujus Ergaftuli Lapidem of human affairs, in this, as in every other
Poluit country, the increase of arts, manufactures, Vir Nobiliffimus, Georgius Comesde Morton, commerce, and population, however dk fire: Dominus Douglas de Lochleven, &c. &c.
Sodalitii Architectonici apud Scotos Curio, 29. Mrs Hunter, fpouse to John Hanter, maximus
Efq; his Britannic Majesty's Consul for Sax Anno post CHRISTUM natum MDCC,XCI. Lucar and Seville. Æræ autem ARCHITECTONICÆ 1321333x3v. Mr John Reid of Dumfries, late merchant Die ipfo Divi Andreæ :
in Norfolk Virginia. Urbis Consule amplissimo Jacobo Stirling; 30. Alexander Duff; Esq; of Hatton. Comitatus Vicecomite Vicario Joanne Pringle. 31. Mrs Christian Ballantyne of Kelly, Archite&o Roberto Adam.
widow of the Rev. Mr Lundie of Erskine.
At Hexam, Mrs Dundas, wife of LieuteMARRIAGES.
nant-Colonel William Dundas. O&. 29. John Sligo, Esq; to Miss Chris Nov. 2. Mrs Helen Lawrie, relid of tian Knox of Craigleith.
the Rev. Mr Bisset of Caputh. 31. John Hunter Spreul Crawford, Esq. 4. John Stewart of Laffintullich, Esq; to wis viarion Buchanan of Leny.
Sheriff-Substitute of the county of EdinMr Robert Bruce merchant at Bristol, toburgh. Miss Eyde.
Mrs Katharine Bruce, daughter of Mr Nov. 3. Captain James Campbell of Glen- Bruce of Newton, and widow of Henry fechan, to Miss Margaret Campbell of Bruce of Clackmannan, Esq; at the Castle Airds.
of Clackmannan, in the 95th year of her 4. Fran is Buchan, Esq; to Miss Sydserf age. Long as this lady's life was, alas! it of Ruchlaw.
was too short for those who had the happi7. Day Hort Macdowal of Walkin shaw, nefs to know her. Poffeffed of every virtue, Efq; to Miss Wilhelmina Graham of Airth. and of every amiable quality that adorn
16. Capt Cunninghame of the 53d re her sex, she was a pattern worthy to be giment, to Miss Christian Taubman of the imitated by all
. Her conduct through life, Isle of Man.
her hospitality, and dignity of character, re18. Thomas Carter, Esq; of the Middle flected a new lustre on the ancient and noTemple, to Mifs Glencairn Campbell of ble family of Bruce. Shawfield.
William Dalrymple, Esq; second son of 23. Re-married, his Royal Highness Fre- the late Lord Westhall. derick Duke of York, to the Princess Fre Mr Hector Macdonald, merchant in Mull. derica Charlotta Ulrica, eldeft daughter of 7. Mrs Cleghorn, wife of Dr Cleghorn, the present King of Prussia.
Glasgow 24. Alexander Fotheringham, Ex; te Mrs Elisabeth Hamilton, relict of AnMiss Juliet Garden, daughter of the late drew Gray, Esq; of Newlands. Dr Garden of South Carolina.
Captain Francis Lindsay, late of the Scots 25. Mr William M'Rorie merchant in Greys. Glasgow, to Miss Jesse Noble of Edinburgh. 8. Mr John Haig late merchant in Alloa.
27. A marriage was celebrated at Sun. The Rev. Allan M'Aulay of Greenock. derland agreeable to the rites and ceremo 22. Mifs Elisabeth Dewar of Vogric. nies of the Jewish Church, between Mr Mr Thomas Dalrymple, surgeon at GateLyon Hernion, dentist of Edinburgh, and house. Mrs H. Pollock, widow of the late Me 16. Mr John Campbell writer in Stirling. Pollock merchant in London.
17. John Fergusson, Esq; of Dunholm.
18. Donald M.Kenzie, Esq; late Planter BIRTHS.
in Jamaica. Nov. 3. Mrs Wemyss of Cuttlehill, deli 20. Mrs Barbara Yeats, wife of Mr Gibo vered of a fon.
bon, Aberdeen. 6. The Lady of Sir John Sinclair of Ulb Miss Annabella Murison of Dunbrae, Iter, of a daughter.
21. James Dalrymple, Esq; late Lieut10. Lady Helen Hall, of a daughter. enant Colonel of the Royals. II. Mrs Marjoribanks, of a fod.
Mrs Anne Abernethy, wife. of Mr Ra13. Viscountess Stopford, of a son and binson, furgeon in London. heir.
23. Walter Buchanen of the cotton ma27. Lady Balgony, of a fon.
aufadory at Balfron.
26. Sir H. G. Liddel of Ravensworth DEATHS.
Castle, Durham. O&t. 2. At Niagart, Sir William Erskine 27. Mifs Seton Graham, daughter of the of Canibo.
deceased William Graham of Airth. 2.1. Mrs Mackenzie of Ardross.
27. At Dublin, Mr Ryder, comedian. 24. Francis Fraser, Efq; of Findrach. 29. The Rev. David Forbes Minister of
25. Mrs Jean Thomson, relict of Mr Forgue. Andrew Syme.
Mr Thomas Graham writer in Glasgow 28. Mró Agnes Muir, daughter of the 30. Dr Robert Walker of the Royal Col. Zate Mr Muir, Elg; of Caliencarie. lege of Surgeons.