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of an objection taken by the prisoner's posed to be the Ultima Thule of the ancounsel, was certified to the High Court of cients. It is about three miles in length, Justiciary.
and one and a half in breadth, situated Dumfries.-- Five cases came before the nearly 20 miles distant from any land, to Dumfries Circuit. John Lissens Black- the westward of the clusters of Orkney and wood, for robbing on the highway, was of Shetland, to which last it is politically sentenced to be hanged on the 3d June annexed. It affords excellent and exten. next. One was transported for life, and sive pasturage for sheep, and is inhabited two for seven years ; and a boy of 14 years by 26 or 27 families. of age, for stealing in a shop, was ordered Scottish Burgh Reform.-A bill is at to confinement and hard labour for 10 present in Parliament, introduced by the months.
Lord Advocate, for regulating the expenImprovements in Edinburgh.-On Wed- diture, &c. of the royal burghs of Scotland, nesday last, a set of elegant plans for the by the provisions of which, a state of the improvement of the Cathedral Church of receipts, disbursements, &c. of each burgh St Giles, in this city, were laid before the is to be annually made up, and lie with Magistrates and Council. They are drawn the town-clerks for a limited time for the by Mr Archibald Elliot, architect. By inspection of the burgesses ; any two or one plan it is proposed to have only two more of whom, upon discovering any mis. churches, viz. the present High Church, application of the burgh funds, may proand another similar, to the west of it, secute the Magistrates before the Barons of where the present New North Church Exchequer, and, if their complaints shall stands, and, taking away that church, the prove well founded, the Magistrates are to Tolbooth Church, and part of the Old be compelled to refund out of their own Church : by another, to have three church. pockets, and also to pay the costs of suit; es--the High Church, the Old Church, but if the complaint is not proved, the ex. and a new erection in place of the New pences to fall on the complainers. This North and Tolbooth Churches, and also bill is not likely to satisfy the burgesses of accommodation for the General Assembly, Scotland, as it still continues the practice Presbytery, &c. The designs are much of self-election of magistrates,-the grand admired, and, when carried into execution, source of every abuse hitherto complained will be highly ornamental to the city. of. Accordingly, most of the public bo.
Remarkable Approach of an Island of dies of Edinburgh have already held meet. Ice to our Shores.-A letter from Thurso, ings on the subject, and resolved to oppose dated 29th April, states, that an Iceberg, the measure by every constitutional means or island of ice, has actually been stranded in their power; and, from the provincial upon the island of Fowla, the most west newspapers we learn, that the bill has been ern of the Shetland islands. This Iceberg viewed in the same light in many of the is said to extend full six miles in length, other cities and burghs of Scotland, which and of course is an object of terror to the have also resolved to use their utmost ennatives.-Fowla cr Fula, in lat. 60. 6. deavours to prevent its passing into a law. N. long. 2. 17. W. of Edinburgh, is sup
BRITISH LEGISLATION. Acts passed in the 58th year
of the Reign of Geo. III. or in the Sixth Session of the Fifth
Parliament of the United Kingdom. CAP. I. To repeal an Act made in the Cap. III. For continuing to his Majes. last Session of Parliament, intituled, “ An ty certain duties on malt, sugar, tobacco, Act to continue an Act to empower his Ma- and snuff in Great Britain ; and on penjesty to secure and detain such persons as sions, offices, and personal estates in Eng. his Majesty shall suspect are conspiring land, for the service of the year 1818. against his person and Government.". Feb. 23. Jan. 31. 1818.
CAP. IV. For raising the sum of thirty Cap. II. To suspend until the end of millions by Exchequer bills for the service the present Session of Parliament the ope- of the year 1818.Feb. 23. ration of an Act made in the last Session of The Bank of England may advance Parliament, to provide for the more deli. twenty millions on the credit of this act. berate investigation of presentments to be Cap. V. To indemnify such persons in made by grand juries for roads and public the united kingdom as have omitted to works in Ireland, and for accounting for qualify themselves for offices and emplos. money raised by such presentments. Feb. ments, and for extending the time limited 18
for those purposes respectively until the
25th of March 1819; and to permit such CAP. VIII. To authorize the governors persons in Great Britain as have omitted of the hospital of King Charles II. for to file affidavits of the execution of inden- ancient maimed officers and soldiers of the tures of clerks to attoruics and solicitors, army of Ireland (usually called the Royal to make and file the same on or before the Hospital of Kilmainham) to suspend or first day of Hilary Term 1819, and to al. take away the pensions of such pensioners low persons to make and file such affida- of the said hospital as shall be guilty of any vits, although the persons whom they ser fraud in respect of prize money or pensions, ved siall have neglected to take out their or of any other gross misconduct.- March 17. annual certificates.-March 17.
CAP. IX. To further continue until the CAP. VI. For indemnifying persons 5th day of July 1818, two Acts of the 54th who, since the 26th day of January 1817, year of his present Majesty, for repealing have acted in apprehending, imprisoning, the duties of customs on Madder imported or detaining in custody, persons suspected into Great Britain, and for granting other of high treason or treasonable practices, duties in lieu thereof.—March 17. and in the suppression of tumultuous and Cap. X. To rectify a mistake in an Act unlawful assemblies.- March 17.
passed in the 55th year of the reign of his CAP. VII. To indemnity all persons present Majesty, for punishing mutiny and who have been concerned in advising, issu- desertion, and to indemnify certain per. ing or carrying into execution any order or sons in relation thereto.—March 17. orders for permitting the importation and In the recited Act March was inserted. exportation of certain goods and commodi. by mistake instead of November. ties in foreign bottoms into and out of cer CAP. XI. For punishing mutiny and tain of his Majesty's West India islands.- desertion, and for the better payment of March 17.
the army and their quarters.- March 17.
PATENTS LATELY ENROLLED.
ALEXANDER HALIBURTON, of Haigh JOHN ASHTON, of Great Tower Street, LonIron-works, near Wygan, Lancashire, Esq.; for don, Wine Merchant, and THOMAS Gill of certain improvements in steam-engines and boil. Greek Street, Soho, Middlesex, Hydrometer-maers. February 27, 1818.
nufacturer; for certain improvements in or on JOSHUA ROUTLEDGE, of Bolton-le-Moor, instruments and apparatus for ascertaining the Lancashire, Engineer; for an improvement or strength of spirituous liquors, and also the specific improvements upon the rotative 'steam-engine. gravity of fluids and metals. March 14. February 27.
Sir THOMAS COCHRANE, Knight, comJOHN SUTHERLAND, of Liverpool, Lan monly called Lord Cochrane; for the working or cashire, and also of No. 99, Houndsditch, Lon making of a manufacture, being lamps for streets. don, Coppersmith; for various improvements in which effectuate and regulate the combustion of a the construction of an apparatus for the purifying certain purified essential oil or spirit obtained from of liquids. March 7.
different ligneous, carbonaceous, or bituminous THOMAS HEPPENSTALL, of Doncaster, substances, usually called spirit of tar or oil of tar, Yorkshire, Machine-maker; for an improvement and also working or making a manufacture, be upon the engine or machine for cutting or redu ing an arrangement or arrangements of parts of cing into what is called chaff, different articles, as lamps, whereby all other lamps in which flame is dry fodder for horses and cattle. March 7.
inclosed, as in street lamps, within glass vessels or GEORGE WYKE, of Bath, Somersetshire, cases capable of transmitting light, and of protectEsq. and WILLIAM SAMPSON, of Bristol, in ing the flame from the wind and weather, are the same county, Merchant; for improvements adapted to the production of a clear light, by the on pumps, which improvements are applicable to combustion or decomposition of the said purified machinery of various descriptions. March 14. oil or spirit therein, and the use of the said puri.
JOHN READ, of Tipton, Staffordshire, Gen fied essential oil or spirit in such lamps. April 8. tleman, and WILLIAM HOWELL, of Wednes. JOHN JAMES ALEXANDER MCARTHY, bury, in the same county, Ground Bailiff; for a of No. 4, Spring Gardens, Westminster, Middle new system of working and getting the main or sex, Gent. ; for å method or methods of applying thick mine of coal. March 14.
granite or other materials in the making, conRICHARD PENN, of Richmond Hill, Sur. structing, or forming pavements, pitching and rey; for a mode of manufacturing ornamental covering for streets, roads, ways, and places wooden furniture, by the application of machine April 8. sy. Maich 14.
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
7-His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has April 6.-General his Grace the Duke of Rich been pleased to declare and ordain, that Fieldmond, &c, K. G. to be Captain General and Go. Marshal his Serene Highness Prince Leopold Vernor-in-Chief of the provinces of Lower and George-Frederick of Saxe Cobourg of Saalfield, Upper Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and late consort of her Royal Highness the Princess the islands of Prince Edward and Cape Breton. Charlotte Augusta, deceased, shall henceforth,
upon all occasions whatsoever, be styled and cal. Adjutant Wedderbum antedated to the led "his Royal Highness," before his name and
Sth Jan. 1818. such titles as now do, or hereafter may belong to 3 Lieut. & Capt. Alex. Fead antedated to him.
25th Dec. 1813. 16.-William Neill, Esq. to be a Deputy-Lieu
John H. Stapleton antetenant of Ayrshire.
dated to the 21.-Kirkinan Finlay. Esq. M. P. elected Lord
c. 0. Prendergast ante Provost of Glasgow, in consequence of the resig.
dated to the nation, from indisposition, of James Black, Esq.
R. F. G. Cumberland anMay 7.-The Honourable Archibald Douglas of
tedated to the
do. Douglas, and Charles Chisholme of Chisholme, 32 F. J. G. Campbell to be Ensign by p. vice Esqs. to be Deputy-Lieutenants of the County of
12th Mar. 1818. Roxburgh.
36 Gen. G. Don, fm. 95 F. to be Colonel,
vice St John dead II. ECCLESIASTICAL. 53 Bt. Lt. Col. John Mansel to be Lt-Col.
12th Feb. April 10.-Rev. P. Kelland, to the Rectory of
56 Lt. Gen. Sir J. Murray, Bt. fm. 3 W.L. Lancross, Devon. 11.-The Rev. John Grierson, minister of Dun
R. to be Colonel, vice Norton dead
31st Mar, ning, to the church and parish of Dunblane, va
60 Lieut. Win. Proctor, fm. 21 Dr. to be cant by the death of the Rev. Mr Stirling. .
Lieut. vice Fleeson, Cape Corps 20th de. 11. –The Rev. Mr Adam, of Baron Smith's
62 Assist. Surg. E. Hollier, from 19 Dr. to Episcopal Chapel, Blackfriar's Wynd, Edinburgh,
be Assist. Surg. vice Home, ret. h. is appointed Rector of St John's, Christianstadt,
12th ca. and English Chaplain in the island of St. Croix.
Lieut. C. Perceral antedated to the 16.- The Original Burgher Seceders of Falkirk
15th Aug. 1815. have given an unanimous call to Mr John Russell,
E. C. Colls, antedated to the preacher, to be their pastor.
16th do 20.—The Magistrates and Council of Edinburgh,
Black, antedated to the patrons of the parish of Wemyss, unanimously
24th Mar. 1817. agreed to present the Reverend Mr John Mac
72 Ensign D. Matheson to be Lieut. vide lauchlan, minister of Alva, to be minister of
I th do. Wemyss, vacant by the death of the Reverend
Vol. Paul Hughes to be Ensign, vice Ma Mr George Gibb.
do 22.-Mr Andrew Ferrier, preacher of the gos
89 Capt. J. M. Shand antedated to the pel, was ordained minister in the Associate con
15th Jan. 1812 gregation, Newarthills.
Lieut. Gen. Sir T. Hislop, Bt. to be Co28.-The Congregation of South Shields gave a
lonel, vice Don 36 F. 4th April 1818 call to Mr Andrew Stark, preacher of the gospel,
100 Lieut. J. Williams to be Capt. by purch. to be their pastor, vice the Rev. William Bruce,
vice Steele, ret.
12 Mar. resigned.
Ensign T. Ker to be Lieut. by purch
vice Williams III. MILITARY.
3W.I.R. M. Gen. Sir J. Kemp, G. C. B. fm. @OF.
to be Col. vice Sir J. Murray, 56 F. 2 L. G, G. A. Reid to be Cornet and Sub Lieut.
31 Mar. 1818 by pur. vice Harley ret. 7th Mar. 1818.
Ensign J. Curten, fm. late Meuron's
Reg. to be Ensign, vice Watts
25th Feb. 12th do. Cape Cs. Lieut. J. Fleeson, fm. 60 F. to be Lieut. Dr. Lieut. Lloyd antedated to the 11th May
vice Somerset, 21 Dr. 20th Mar.
1817. 9 Major De Lancey antedated to the
Garrisons. 24th Oct.
Gen. A. Earl of Lindsey to be Gov. of Charle Cornet R. Norris to be Lieut. by purch.
mont, vice Norton dead
31st da vice Smith, ret. 18th Mar. 1818.
Sir H. Dalryinple, Bt. to be Gov. of Black
19th do. Dep. Insp. Fraser antedated to the 16th July 1817. 18 Cornet H. De Lapasture to be Lieut. by Hosp. As. A. Gibson, fm. h. p. to be Hosp. Ad. purch. vice Woodberry 19th do, vice Nicoll, dead
12th Mar. 1815. 19 Assist. Surg. Jas. Dunne, fm. h. p. 53 F.
Exchanges. to be Assist. Surg. vice Hollier, 62 F.
12th do. Capt. Stepney, from 60 F. with Capt. Wood, 20 L. C. Russell to be Cornet by p. vice At. 4 w.I.R. kinson, pro.
Driberg, from 19 F. with Capt. M'Glashan, 21 Lieut. F. de Visme to be Capt. by p. vice 1 Ceylon Regt. Craufurd
Waldron, from 37 F. rec. diff. with Capt. Cornet G. F. Boulton to be Lieut. by pur. Thomson, h. p.9 F. vice de Visine
do. Lieut. Bradshaw, from 5 Dr. G. rec. dift. with Lieut. C. H. Somerset, from Cape Corps, Lieut. Sir H. J. Seton, h. p. 52 F. to be Lieut. by p. vice Proctor, 60 F.
Gowan, from 30 F. rec. diff. with Lieut.
20th do, Mac Dougall, h. p. 22 F. 93 Lieut. G. W. Prosser to be Capt. by pur.
Oldershaw, from 69 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. vice Cox, ret.
24th Jan. Dickson, h, p. 10 F. Cornet A. M. Bayard to be Lieut. by pur.
Armstrong, from 70 F. rec. diff. with vice Prosser
do. Lieut. Hunter, h. p. Rich. Wright to be Cornet by purch, vice
Daniel, from 7 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. Bayard
do. Gage, h. p. I F. G. Lieut. & Capt. Hon. O. Bridgman ante Seaver, from 15 F. rec. diff. with Licut. dated to the
95th Dec. 1813. Sperling, h. p. 60 F. Thomas Starke antedated
Lee froin Royal African Corps with Lieut. to the
do. Armstrong, h. p. 21 F. Charles P. Ellis antedated Cornet Loft, from 15 Dr. rer. diff. with Cornet to the
Elton, h. p. James Simpson antedated Kenyon, from 2 Dr. with Cornet Trollope, to the
58. F. Edward Clive antedated to Ensign Savage, from 1 F. with Ensign M'Gregor, the
do. h. p. William Grimstead ante Surgeon Wynne, from R.'Wagg. Train with Su dated to the
geon Thomas, h. p. 57. F. B. Lord Hotham antedated Assist. Surg. Wharrie, from 81 8. with Assist to the
do, Surg. Raleigh, h. p. 81 F.
Resignations and Retirements. IF Capt. W. H. Butler, from h. p. 6 W. I.
R. to be Capt. vice W. Gordon, exch. Capt. Crauford, 21 Dr.
26th Mar. Cox, 23 Dr.
Lieut. R. Wallace, from h. p. to Licut. Steele 100 F.
vice Hamer, exch. rec. diff. Lieut. Harley, 2 Life Gds.
Ensign E. C. Hill, from le p. to be EnSmith, 9 Dr.
sign vice Bishop
25th Mar. Barras, do.
H. Bishop to be. Q. Mr. vice Woodberry, 18 Dr.
Watson, h. p:
26th do, Cornet and Sub-Lieut. Chalcroft, 2 Life Gds.
Capt. G. Chandler, fm. h. p. 1Gk. L. I. Ensign Darroch, 32 F.
to be Capt. vice Fothergill, exch, rec. dift.
do. Appointments Cancelled.
Surg. W. O'Donel, fin. h. p. New Bruns. ut. Finch (returns to h. p. 13 Dr.) 20 Dr.
Fen. to be Surg. v. Pritchard, exch. Sanders (returns to full p. 20 Dr.) h. p. 13 Dr.
W. Chermside, M. D. from No.
Cork Mil. to be Assist. Surg; vice Lieut Henry Pierard, 47 F.
Dix, who retires upon ho p. of Assist. Deaths.
Surg. to the Forces
12 Lieut. B. Chamberlayne, fm. h. p. to Gen. Hon. H. St. John 36 F. 4th Apr. 1818.
be Lieut. vice Gale, exch. rec. dift. Hon. C. Norton, 56 F. 27 Mar.
do. Lieut.-Gen. St Leger, late 24 Dr. 28th Mar. 1818. 14 Capt. W. Pumor, fm. h. p. to be Capt. Sir A. Gledstanes, late 700 F.
vice Nooth exch.
26th Mar. 25th Apr.
28 Ensign J. Borthwick, fm. h. p. 10 F. to Lieut -Col. Thomas Barr, Mas. Portsmouth.
be Ensign, vice Lynam, exch. 20 Apr. Capt. H. Fitz Clarence, 87 F.
29 Lieut. A. Richardson, from h. p. to be Macqueen, h. p. 1 F. 21st Sept. 1817
Lieut. vice Hamilton exch. rec. diff. Sears, late 8 R. V. Bn.
26th Mar. Delgarno, Yarmouth Castle 12th Apr. 1818.
Lt. Col. Hon. J. M. Maitland to be Lt. Lieut. Brunton, 25 Dr.
13 Aug. 1817.
do. Gordon, 2 F. G.
35 Ensign E. Ingram, from ho p. to be En-
sign, vice Macdonell, ex.
Capt. G. Moulson, fm. h. p. to be Paym.
do. Hay, 66 F.
22d Oct. 1817. 40 Ensign J. Newman, from h. p. 12 F. to T. Fraser, 67 F.
be Ensign, vice Napier, ex. 26th Mar. Brush, 89 F.
20th June 48 Lieut. E. J. O'Brian, from Rifle Brig. Hodgkinson, 3 W. I. R.
to be Lieut. vice Gibson, ex. do. Bryant, R. Áfrican Corps
49 Lieut. H. Maswell, fm. h. p. to be Lieut. Philby, Sussex Mil.
vice King, ex. rec. diff.
do. Medical Staff.
51 Lieut. J. Jones, from h. p. 81 F. to be Staff Surg. Graydon in Ireland.
Licut. vice Read. exch. rec. diff. do.
53 B. Lt. Col. O. G. Fehrszen, from h. p. Alterations and Additions.
to be Major, vice Mansell, pro.
12th Feb. R. H. Gs. Cornet G. Brander to be Lieut. by pur. 54 Lieut. C. H. Potts, from Yk. Rang. to vice Brooke, 17 Dr. 26th Mar. 1818.
to be Lieut. vice J. H. Potts, exch S. Hotchkin to be Cornet by pur. vice
26th Mar. Brander
55 Capt. F. Welsh, fm. h. p. Yk. L. I. V. 2 D, G, Lieut. F. J. Graham, fm. h. p. to be
to be Capt. vice Campbell, exch. Lieut. vice Green, exch. do.
2d Apr. 3 Rich. Martin to be Cornet by purch. 56 Lieut. W. Grey, from h. p. to be Lieut.
vice Dundas, ex. rec. diff. 26th Mar. 4 D, G. Lieut J. Chatterton, fm. 12 Dr. to be
-- W. Woulds to be Adj. vice DunCapt. by purch. vice White, ret.
das, rec. the Adj. only
do. 26th Mar. 1818.
Surg. H. W. Markham, from h. p. 96 5
T. Mathews to be Capt. by pur.
2d Apr. Cornet H. Higinbotham to be Lieut. 61 Lieut. H. M. Randall, from h. p. 60 F. by purch. vice Matthews
to be Lieut. vice Ellison, rec. diff. do. Ensign W. Battier, fm. 98 F. to be Cor
62 Ensign J. Higginbotham to be Lieut. net vice Spence, exch.
vice Heyland, dead 26th Mar. Gent. Cadet Ramsay to be Cornet
John Lane to be Ensign, vice Higginby purch, vice Higinbotham 2d do.
do: 11 Dr. Lieut. E. I. H. Brisco, fm. h. p. 40. F. 63 Lieut. Wm. Clune, from h. p. 5 W. I. to be Lieut. vice Sandys, exch. rec.
R. to be Lieut. vice Cosby, exch.
do. 15 Sir F. Henniker, Bt. to be Cornet by 71 purch. vice Douglas, pro.
Ensign J. F. Woodward, from 73 F. to
be Ensign, vice Spalding exch. do. 18 J. Y. Scarlett to be Cornet by purch. 73
J. Spalding, from 71 F. to be vice De La Pasture, pro. 26th Mar.
Ensign, více Woodward, exch. do. Lieut. John Hammersley to be Capt. by 75 Paym. C. Cox, from h. p. Roll's Reg. purch. vice Anderson, ret.
to be Paym. vice Tiddeman, ret. h. J. F. S. Hepburn to be Cornet by
26th Mar. purch. vice Snoad, pro.
80 Lieut. A. Williams, from 25 Dr. to be Surg. A. C. Colclough, fm. h. p. 56 F.
Lieut. vice Mac Queen, exch. 20 Apr. to be Surg. vice Edwards, ret. h. p. 81 Capt. T. Coleman, from 98 F. to be 96 F.
Capt, vice Duff, exch. 26th Mar. Lieut. J. Mac Queen, from 80 F. to be 87 Lieut J. Tumer to be Capt. vice FitzLieut. vice Williams, exch. do.
26th do. 1 F.G. L. Col. W. C. Eustace, fm. h. p. Ch.
H. W. Desbarres, from h. p. to Brit. to be Capt. & L. Col. v. Davies
· be Lieut. vice Turner exch.
25th Mar. 88
Capt. W. Maekie, from ho po to be Capt. Capt. Lord J. Hay to be Capt. & Lt.
viec Oates, exch.
26 Mar. Col. vice Cooke, ret.
26th do. 89
Roger Sheehy, from h. p. to be C. Talbot to be Capt. & Lt. Col.
Capt. vice Hill, exch.
2d. Apr. vice Home, ret.
20 Apr. 93 Lleut. D. Murray to be Lieut. & Capt.
Lieut. E, R. Macdonnell, from h. p. to
be Lieut. vice Ewart, ex. rec. dift. do. by purch. vice 'Talbot
95 P. Cosby to be Ensign & Lieut. by pur.
Assist. Surg. W. Williams, from h. p.
to be Assist. Surg, vice Napier, Statt vice Murray do.
98 Capt. R. Duff, from 81 F. to be Capt. R. Yk. Ra. Lieut. J. H. Potts, from 34 F. to be
Lieut vice Potts, exch. 26th Mar.
W. Tudor, from h. p. 52 F. to
be Lieut. vice Stewart, exch. 20 pr. Rifle Brig. Lieut. E. Gibson, from 48 F. to be R.W.I.Ra. Lient. W. A. Anderson, from h. p. Lieut. vice O'Brien, exch. 26th Mar.
Yk.L. I. V. to be Lieut. v. Swayne,
ex. F. to be Lieut. vice Thompson, ex. Yk. Chass. Lieut. J. Muirson, from h. p. 1 P. to
be Lieut. vice Jones, exch. do. 3W.1. R. Ensign A. Turner to be Lieut. vice: STAFF. Lieut. Col. J. Maitland, fron 32 F. Hodkinson, dead
to be Insp. Field Offi er of Vil in Gent. Cadet F. Scargill, to be Ensign,
Ionian Islands, vice Hon. I. Maitvice Turner,
26th Mar. 2d Lieut. J. Senior, from h. p. 3 Cey.
Staff Surg. J. G. Van Millengen, M.D. Reg. to be Ensign, vice Williams,
from h. p. to be Surg. to the Forees, ex. rec. dift.
vice Howell, who retires on h. p. R Af. Cs. Hosp. Assist. J. M'Mullen to be Assist. Surg. vice Armstrong, h. P:
As, Storekeeper Gen. T. A. Somersal 25th Jan.
to be Dep. Storekeeper Gen. to the Forces.
METEOROLOGICAL REPORT. The dry weather which set in at the end of March continued during the first week of April. On the 8th it rained a great deal, but dry weather succeeded and continued with scarcely any interruption till the 26th. On that evening, and during the whole of the next day it rained without intermission, the quantity exceeding an inch. Previous to this fall of rain the weather had been extremely cold, with dry brisk winds from the east and north east. The mean temperature of the month is nearly tive degrees lower than that of April last year, and the quantity of rain four times as much. From the wetness of the two preceding years, it was confidently expected by many, that this season would prove unusually dry, and some looked forward also to a considerable improvement in point of temperature.' Hitherto both have been disappointed. During the whole of this spring there have not been more than three mild days in succession, Dor has the Thermometer once risen to 60°. A great proportion of the dry weather has been cold, and most of the rain has fallen at a temperature below 40°.
Perth, Latitude 56° 25', Elevation 185 feet.-Apru. 1818.
THERMOMETER. Degrees Mean of greatest daily heat,
51.5 Mean daily ditto, 12.6 Greatest range in 24 hours, 4th,
96.0 temperature of spring water, 41.0
Inches. Mean of 10 A. M. (temp. of mer. 47) 29.666 Highest 10 A. M.
50. 195 10 P. M. (temp. of mer. 48) 29.674 Lowest ditto,
28.957 both, (temp. of mer. 47) 29.670 Highest 10 P. M.
30.555 Whole range of Barometer,
6.097 Lowest ditto,
29.0435 Mean daily ditto,
.203 Greatest range in 24 hours, 9th,
HYGROMETER. Degrees 10 P. M.
1.0 Rain in Inches,
2.462 Highest 10 P. M.
230, Evaporation in ditto,
2.280 | Lowest ditto,
27th, . 1.0 WILSON'S HYGROMETER.
WILSON'S HYGROMETER. Mean of 10 A. M. 33.3 Greatest dryness, 12th, 10 A, M.
480 10 P. M.
Least ditto, 27th, 10 P. M.