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lect seven Justices of the Peace to be Com when they unanimously made choice of the
of the following Committee to manage the John Wauchope of Edmonton, Efq;
business till the firs Monday of July next, Mr Baron Cockburn,
viz. James Rocheid of Inverleith, Efq;
The Lord Provost, James Clerk of Bonnington. Efq;
David Milne, Efq. Firft Bailie, Captain James Durham,
Donald Smith, Esq. Dean of Guild, Robert Trotter of Bush, Esq;
Mr Alexander Reid, Convener,
Mr Baron Cockburn, These Commissioners, agreeable to the ac
James Rocheid of Inverleith, Esq: of Parliament, are to continue in office till
Mr Sheriff Pringle. the Michaelmas meeting of Freeholders 1792, when a new election is to take place, and those then chosen continue for two years. the ensuing Autumn Circuits :
The following are the appointments for New elections are appointed to be made at the Michaelmas meeting at the end of eve North-LORD JUSTICE Clerk and LORD ry second year; but, at every such election,
HENDERLAND, not more than five of the Commissioners of
Perth, Wednesday, 9th Sept. the former are to be re-elected; and, in case
Inverness, Wednesday, 14th Sept. of the death or refignation of any one or Aberdeen, Wednesday, 21st Sept. more of the Commissioners, the Freeholders are authorised to meet, and fupply such South Lords Eskgrove and SWINTON. vacancy or vacancies.
Ayr, Friday, 9th Sept.
Ioth Sept. The four Bailies of Edinburgh,
Isth Sept. The Dean of Guild of Edinburgh,
Glasgow, Tuesday, The Convener of the Trades of Edin. burgh,
AND SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND.
HIGHLANI 'The Admiral of Leith,
Edinburgh, July 8. The Baron Bailie of Canongate,
A General Meeting of this Society, agreeThe Baron Bailie of Portsburgh,
able to their charter, was held here, when, The first resident Bailie of Leith,
after a ballot, as required by the laws of the The first resident Bailie of Canongate, The Sheriff depute of the County of E- Society, before proceeding to other business,
the following new Members were dulyelectdinburgh; and,
ed, and admitted, viz. The Sheriff-fubstitute of the County of
Most Hon. the Marquis of Huntly, Edinburgh, all for the time being.
The Rt. Hon. Earl of Hopetoun, The Commissioners, thus appointed and
Sir John Belsches of Fettercairn, Bart. elected, any nine or more of whom are de
Hector Macneil, Esq. of Ugadale, clared to be a quorum, are appointed to meet Allan Cameron, Erg. of Erracht. annually in the Parliament House, upon the
John Græme, Efq. Clerk to the Signet, first Monday of July, to elect a Preses, who
Colin Lauder, Esq. Surgeon in F.dinburgh, is to have his own, as well as a cairing or Lauchlin Mactavish, Esq. of Dunardry, decisive vote, in case of an equality ; and
Neil Macgibbon, Esq. Stroneskan. thereafter they are authorised to elect fix of their number as a Committee to continue
And on motion, for one year, which Committee is to have Sir Thomas Blacket, was unanimously. the same powers as are vested in the whole elected an Honorary Member. Commissioners, provided that two of the fix The proceedings of the Committee of are Juftices appointed Commiflioners by the Managers and Directors since last General Freeholders of the county of Edinburgh.
Meeting were taken under confideration of This day, July 4, at one o'clock, a meet the Meeting, and in general approved of : ing of the Commissioners accordingly took and some particularly fo for their unreservplace, in terms of the Ad of Parliament, ed attention to the objects recommended by
the Society, as contained in the advertise- o'clock, which Mr Cully's clipper performments made by the Directors, offering Pre- ed, and was much praised. The wool of miums for the introduction of Manufac- the various breeds was exhibited, with latures, improving the breed of Black Cattle, bels denoting the kind and peculiarities of for encouraging proprietors to establish and its texture. During the Theep-fhearing, a build Inland Towns and Villages in the band of music attended and played a great Highlands of Scotland, and to the Authors variety of favoutite Scots airs adapted to of Essays of Merit and useful Communica- the occasion. tions on the subject of the Fisheries, and o The ladies were in general dressed in ther articles connected with the plan of this white muslin, with flowers aod various coinstitution, and also for promoting of Agri- loured ribbons, and each boje a shepherdess culture, and for improvements in the mode crock decorated with taste and fancy. The of manufacturing and making Kelp. day being favourable, the appearance on
The Meeting also approved of the Re- the green, of so much beauty and elegance, port of the Committee of Directors as to afforded a spectacle at once pleasing and enthe purchase which they have made of a terraining: and here none was more distinHall on the South Bridge for their meetings, guished than the venerable patriotic Coun10 which they have been encouraged by the rofs Dowager of Dundonald, whose hat was exertions of the Directors in carrying for- decorated with a bandeau of wool from her ward the plan of this institution, and there own flock, and dyed by herself, of various by promoting the prosperity of the Society. beautiful vivid colours, which had a fine
It gave much satisfaction also, to learn by effect. Several of the gentlemen were pre. a letter from Mr Nicholson younger of sented by her ladyship with cockades, and Lochend, to Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, other ornaments of this material. 'The one of the Vice Presidents, that the premi- gentlemen were dressed variously, as taste ums for the production of fine-wool'd Shet- and fancy suggested. Some of them appearland tups, at the exhibition to be sooni held ed in cloth made from their own flocks, there, have excited a spirit of exertion and with crooks on their buttons, &c. and some emulation among all ranks ; so that the in- of the ladies in gowns of their own spintention of this Society, by their offer of pre- ning: miums for improving the fleece in these Å little after four o'clock, the company idlands, so remarkable for fine wool, will, it left the garden, and sat down to an elegant is hoped, have the desired effect, and tend entertaingient in a large room adjoining to greatly to the public benefit, as well as to the inn. The first toast, given by Sir John the private advantage of that part of the Sinclair, who was in the chair, was, " the country.
Royal Shepherd of Great Britain, and suc
cess to his Hock." A signal was then madę SHEEP-SHEARING FESTIFAL.
to the Hind frigate, which lay at anchor at
a little distance, and a round of twenty-one Friday, July 1.
guns was fired in honour of so popular a This festival was held at Newhall's inn toast. A number of other loyal and patrionear the Queensferry. About 30 ladies and tic toasts were afterwards giver, and the 70 gentlemen of rank were present, who amor patriæ appeared to glow so much in were received, as they arrived, by Sir John every breast, that no assemblage could have Sinclair, the Chairman of the Society for exhibited more harmony and happiness than the improvement of British wool. The com- appeared on this occasion. After tea and pany began to assemble abont one o'clock, coffee, the ball was opened by the Countess and were conduced to a grass plot in a gar of Hopetoun and Sir John Sinclair, and conden belonging to Mr Dundas öf Dudding, tinued till near twelve, when the company stor., adjoining to the inn. in the centre separated, highly pleased with the day's enof the green a pole was erected, with cross tertainment. Their country is much in. branches, on which were suspended speci- debted to the Noblemen and Gentlemen for mens of various kinds of wool, and in par promoting fo very important objects; and ticular, some dressed skins of the Shetland in this instance of the festival they have breed of sheep, with the wool adhering, pleasantly united the dulce cum utili. which were greatly admired. Latin in It is impofsible to give the namesof all the fcriptions appeared on a tablet fixed at the respectable and distinguished characterswho top of the pole, applicable to the occasion were present on the occasion ; but we may of the meeting. There were theep of vario mention a few, viz. the Marquis of Hunt, ous breeds and countries collected in the ly, the Earts of Morton and Buclian, the garden, and on the neighbouring banks Dowager Countess of Dundonald, the Earl viz. Spanish, English, Scots, and Shetland : and Countess of Hopetoun, 1.ady Hopes, and to add to this group, Mr Dundas of Lord and Lady Elibank, Lord Macdonald, Dunda fent there some sheep from Abys; and the Hon. Mr Macdonald; the Hon. finia. The sheep-fhearing began about two Captain and Mrs Cochran, Mr Heron, and
Lady Elizabeth Heron ; Hon, Lieut. Mur Meff. Robert Young, ray, the Lord Chief Baron, his Lady and
# Charles Kerr, family; the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Sir
# John Robertson. Thomas Blacket and family ; Sir Gilbert
# George Sinclair, Elliot, Sir John Inglis and family; Sir Mi
# J. Learmouth, jun, chael Malcolm, Sir John Henderson, Sir
İThomas Gladstones, James and Lady Foulis; Sir William Ram
# George Brown, say, Sir John and Lady Sinclair ; Lady
L. 50 was won by Mr Spence's to find is to be celebrated annually hereafter.
bay mare Gipsey--An excellent CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
19. His Majesty's Purse of One Hun.
dred Guineas was gained by Mr July 11. This day came on the election
Paird of Newlyth's b.filly Louisa. of Chairman, Directors, and Office Bearers
-This race afforded excellent of the Chamber of Commerce here for the
sport. ensuing year, when the following gentle 20. The Noblemen and Gentlemen's were unanimously chosen :
Subfcription Purse of Fifty.Cuineas William Ramsay, Esq. of Barnton, Chair
won by Mr Fowler's grey horse
neas won by Sir Archibald Hope's * Robert Allan, Esq. Junior Deputy Chair
bay horse Arniston.
A Sweep takes of Twenty-five George Kinnear, Treasurer,
Guineas won by Mr Hamilton of William Creech, Secretary.
- A. Hack Race won by Mr DrysAUDITORS OF ACCOUNTS
dale's grey mare. Meil. Andrew Bonar,
22. The Noblemen and Gentlemen's
Subscription Purse of Fifty Guineas
won by the Duke of Hamilton's
bay colt Spanker.
The Lady's Subscription Purse of
Fifty Guineas won by Mr Fowler's
23. The Vintners and Innkeepers
Subscription Purse of Fifty Guineas
won by Mr Baird's horse Rattler,
Glasgow, July 22.
Tuesday last, between two and three
o'clock afternoon, we had a heavy rain,
which lasted about fifteen minutes, and inThomas Elder,
undated many parts of the city to such a deSir John Henderson,
gree, that for some tinie there was no para George Leslie,
sing along the pavement.
Soon after the
rain, the expanie became amazingly clear,
tended with great heat. About that time Archibald Geddes,
an appearance was seen in the heavens, reJames Morrison, jun.
sembling a serpent, flying in the direction of J. Stirling, Lord. Provost, from west to east. The horizon being pero William Caddel,
fectly clear in that direction, it was visible Alexander Somervaill,
for some minutes, and then seemed to part James Donaldson,
in a great many pieces. Before its separaJohn Scougal,
tion, it was to appearance at least two hunJohn Horner,
dred yards long, and its motion resembled Francis Sharp,
that of a ship's pendant displayed at the mast David Steuart,
head in a gale of wind.
COURT OF SESSION.
and who uniformly assured him, that, at an
average, the causes there tried cost 301. to
the plaintiff, and 201. to the defendant, in-
His Lordhip concluded with observing,
Scots litigants ten times richer than litigants
as it was well known such was not the case, cases of this kind, both in regard of the it was matter worthy consideration to proheavy expence which it drew upon the vide fome remedy for so clamant an evil. parties, and in regard to the loss of time N. B. Upon these remarks made by the which it occafioned to them and others con- learned Jurige, comparing the cost of the law cerned.
in Scotland with those in England, we have He observed, that in this case the printed to obferve, that from an authentic account proof, consisting of the deposition of no few
we had of the Allizes above alluded to, there
shortening the time, and letlening the ex-
Edinburgh, July 19.
of the audience, with general applause.
The Committee met on Wednesday to de-
which was an alabater obelisk ; one exhibit early infancy, and unaslifted by the advaning Gallic Liberty breaking the bands of tages of fortune, his genius, notwithstanding Despotism, and the other representing Bri- these unfavourable circumstances, fhone out tün Liberty in its present enjoyment. Such, in various productions both in verse and however, was the mifrepresentation of the prose. He was an excellent classical scholar, mob, that the paintings were said to he, “ A and well vered in most of the other branfigure of Liberty trampling on a Crown, ches of literature. As a poet, a philosopher, and a King without a Head !"-His Ma- and a divine, a great share of merit will not jesty having expressed a desire to see these , be denied him by those who are acquainted paintings, they have been sent up to London with his writings. His poetical works are for his inspection.
maiked with such an elegance and force of
diction, such a glow and propriety of deMARRIAGES.
scription, and such an ardour of sentiment, June 30. Mr James Bruce, Accountant
as affect the feelings of every reader of taste, of Excise, to Miss Gloag, daughter of Mr and have accordingly been admired by the John Gibag, merchant in Edinburgh.
heft judges in Great Britain. His muse was July 1. Mr Hotchkis writer, to Miss
ever the friend of virtue, for he himself was Gardner, daughter of the late Richard Gard- the friend of human kind. The whole of ner, Esq. of the Cuitcms.
his private life was an amiable example of William Reynell, Esq. of Ireland, to Miss unaffected piety towards God, and undiffemMontgomery, daughter of the late Sir Wilo bled good-will to men. His conversation liam Montgomery, of Macbeehill, Bart. was animated, entertaining, and instructive. 7. James Cleghorn Professor of Anatomy
His wit, of which he possessed no small share, in Dublin, to Miss Agnes Home, daughter often gave pleasure, but never pain. “ Mula of the late Mr Alexander Home, coach- tis ille pebilis occidit!”-Such was the mild maker.
nefs of his temper, the benevolence of his 16. Archibald Fletcher, Esq. advocate, to heart, and the elegance of his mind, that it Miss Eliza Davidson of Tadcaiter.
was impoflible to know him and not love
him; and it may truly be said, that he never BIRTHS.
lost a friend, nor made a foe. July. 1. Mrs Christie of Durie, deliver- own poems, occasioned by the death of an
The following lines, extracted from his cd of a fon.
intimate friend, may be applied, with much 5. The wife of a labouring man at Lauri
truth, to himself. fon, of two boys and a girl, ail doing well. 23. Mrs Riddel of Ardnamurehan, of a
“ Hiin Nature with no common care dedaughter.
fign'd :26. Mrs Patrick Crichton of a son.
« O! with wliat ardour did his piercing
“ Through every maze of Nature Truth DEATHS.
pursue; June I. Lieutenant-Colonel David Muir- “ Sacred to Virtue and the Muse, his breast head of the East India Company's service. • With Heaven's own loveliest image was
2. Dr James Gillespie, Principal of St imprest: Mary's College, St Andrews.
“ Like Heaven's eternal goodness, uncon$. 'Lientenant Colonel David Hepburn.
find, 14. Major Charles Edmonfione. “ His soul, with one fond wish, embrac'd 20. Sir Francis Elliot of Stobs, Bart.
Mankind.” 22. Miss Agnes Steuart of Bailechin.
Miss Mary Millar, daughter of John Mil26. The Countess Dowager of Aberdeen. lar of Millhéugh, Professor of Law at GlasSir David Murray, Bart.
gow. 29. Mrs Gardner, wife of Dr Gardner. 36. The Rev. Duncan MFarlane of Dry- writer to the fignet.
July 10. Patrick Kerr, Esq. of Abbotrule, men, aged 84.
13. The Rev. Thomas Sharp, minister of July 1. Mrs Janet Clark widow of Mr Corstorphine. William Alfon, writer to the fignet.
19. Mrs Threipland, danghter of the late 6. John Lord Doune, fon to the Earl of Sir David Threipland of Fingask. Moray.
Mrs Ogilvy, widow of Mr James Ogilvy, 7. After a fliort illness, the Rev. Dr Tho
senior, Leith. mas Blacklock, a name well known in the
20. Dr Campbell of Smiddygreen. learned world, and which will long survive him. He was an extraordinary perfon.
25. John Mitchelson, Efq. of Middleton.
Mr Patrick Crawford, late merchant in Though totally deprived of fight from his Edinturgh.