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gainst a sentence of the Synod of Merse functions in a vagrant manner, preaching and Tiviotdale, of date 28th October 1817, during his journeys from place to place in affirming a sentence of the Presbytery of the open air, in other parishes than his Lauder, of date 24th June 1817, 'refusing own, or officiating in any meeting for reto serve Mr Brown with libel. It ap- ligious exercises, without the special invi. peared from the petition, that, in 1816, a tation of the minister within whose parish difference took place between Mr Brown it shall be held, and by whom such meetings and the heritors, relative to some additions shall be called, is disorderly, and unbe. claimed by the former to his manse and coming the character of a minister of this offices, and repairs to the parochial church. church, and calculated to weaken the hands The heritors agreed to a certain part of Mr of the minister of the parish, and to injure Brown's claims, but not to the extent he the interests of sound religion; and the requested; and, in consequence, the Rev. Assembly enjoin Presbyteries to take order gentleman discontinued the exercise of his that no countenance be given by ministers duties for about eight months, after the within their bounds to such' occasional month of November in that year. The meetings proposed to be held for divine heritors, in consequence, presented a libel service, or other pious purposes, as may, to the Presbytery of Lauder, which the under the pretext of promoting religion, so Presbytery refused to serve on Mr Brown; injure its interests, and so disturb the peace but recommended him without delay to and order of the church: and in case of recommence preaching from a tent, or such meetings taking place, the Presbyany other convenient place, till a teries within whose bounds they are held, church, which was in progress of building, are enjoined to report the same to the should be completed. The Synod of Merse meeting of the General Assembly next enand Tiviotdale affirmed this sentence, and suing." Another motion was made and the matter was now brought by appeal be- seconded, that the Assembly, having con. fore the General Assembly. Parties be- sidered the references, find it unnecessary ing heard, it was moved and seconded to to emit any declaration relative to the subdismiss the appeal, and affirm the sentences ject thereof, the existing laws of the Church of the Synod and Presbytery. Another being sufficient to prevent the irregularity motion was made and seconded, to sustain complained of, and recommend to the mini. the appeal, and reverse the sentences of the sters of this Church to exercise their usual Synod and Presbytery, and remit to them vigilance, in giving all due effect to these to serve Mr Brown with that part of the laws.” The question being called for, it libel which charges him with giving up the was agreed that the state of the votes should performance of public worship within his be first or second motion, when it carried, parish, and to proceed to judge of the re- by a very considerable majority, first molevancy thereof. The votes being taken, tion. The General Assembly, in consethe first motion was carried by a great ma- quence, declare and enjoin in terms of said jority. The Assembly, in consequence, motion. This day (June 1st) a committee, affirmed the sentence of the Synod of Merse to which a proposal had been referred for and Tiviotdale and the Presbytery of Lau. admitting the chapel at Portobello into a der. On the 30th, the Assembly took into communion of the church, as a Chapel of consideration, extract minutes of the Pres. Ease, gave in a report, approving of certain byteries of Strathbogie and Aberlour, re. regulations that had been drawn up for its ferring to them the conduct of Mr John government. The Assembly entirely con. M'Donald, minister of Urquhart, in preach. curred in the sentiments of the report, and ing in other parishes than his own, within unanimously approved of it accordingly. the bounds of the above Presbyteries. Mr After some routine business, his Grace the Cruickshanks, a member of the Presbytery Commissioner, in an elegant speech from of Strathbogie, was heard in support of the the Throne, dissolved the Assembly in reference, and Mr M‘Donald in explana- name of his Royal Highness the Prince tion. After long reasoning, a motion was Regent, on behalf of his Majesty. The made and seconded, that, “ having consi- Moderator then dissolved the Assembly in dered the references, the Assembly declare, the usual form. The next General Assemthat the performance of divine service, or bly is appointed to meet on the 20th of of any part of public worship or service by

May 1819. ministers of this church, in meeting-houses Singular Incident.--On the 27th ult. an of dissenters, is irregular and unconstitu- ox, belonging to Mr Ronaldson, butcher in tional, and ought on no occasion to take Leith, became furious in driving to the place, except in cases in which, from the shambles, and, after a circuitous route peculiar circumstances of a parish, its mini through the town, pursued a man up a ster may find it occasionally necessary for turnpike stair in Bath Street, to the height conducting the ordinary religious instruc of four stories, including the attic story, tion of his people; and the Assembly fur. and entered a garret room, where an old ther declare, that the conduct of any mini woman (the mother of the man it had ster of the church who exercises his pastoral pursued) was in bed; she fortunately suce

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ceeded in escaping from its fury, but the in the chair, assisted by Robert Innes, Esq. animal remained till he tore to pieces the as deputy. The chairman, in proposing bed-clothes and bedding, broke the bed. the health of their visitor, Mr Forsyth, stead, and every article of furniture in the and after expressing his regret that the apartment; and it was not without some task had not fallen into abler hands, adconsiderable difficulty he was dislodged and dressed to him a few words, expressive of taken down stairs.

the gratification felt by the company at 4.-Magisterial Delinquency. In the seeing Mr Forsyth among them, and of the Court of King's Bench last term, Mr J. esteem and respect which they entertained for Merceron was convicted on an indictment his many virtues. “ Animated (he observed) charging him, that, being a magistrate for with these sentiments, and a just sense of Middlesex, and well knowing that certain your hospitality and kindness to them a public-houses, (his property,) in the parish every occasion, your countrymen have de. of St Matthew, Bethnal Green, were disor- puted me to offer you this gold snuff bos, derly, did concur with the magistrates of as a testimony of the attachment they feel the district in granting licences to those to your person, and of their respect for houses; and with embezzling L. 925, 1s. 2d. your character ; and in presenting it for of the poor-money belonging to the parish your acceptance, I find I cannot do it in of Bethnal Green. Yesterday morning he more appropriate terms than in the lan. was brought up to receive judgment for guage of the inscription which it contains:these offences; when the court, taking into *To Isaac Forsyth, Esq. of Elgin, this consideration his having refunded the slight emblem of esteem and attachmetit

, money embezzled, with interest thereupon, is offered by the Gentlemen of Morayshire, pronounced sentence, that the defendant residing in London; who acknowledge, with should, for the first offence, be recommitted pride and gratitude, the benefits and the lus. to the custody of the Marshal of the King's tre which, in their absence, their beloved Bench for six months, and pay a fine of Country derives from his public spirit, cha.L. 200; and for the second, be imprisoned racter, and example.'-Wishing, Sir, that stwelve months, to commence after the ex- you may be long spared as a blessing to your piration of the six months for the first family and to society, we have the pleasure offence. Mr Justice Bailey added, that the of drinking your health.” This toast was case should be laid before the Lord Chan- drank with three times three, and was fol. cellor, that his Lordship may use his dis- lowed by testimonies of great satisfaction cretion as to striking the defendant out of and applause.--Mr Forsyth returned thanks the Commission of the Peace.

in the most appropriate terms of gratitude · Sanded Property.--Within these last and respect, and with that flow of genuine .six months, there have been more estates eloquence with which he is so highly ea. sold in the public rooms of Edinburgh, dowed. than there had been for the three previous 6.-Executions. On the 3d, William years, and at much higher prices. As a Baird and Walter Blair were executed in proof of the rising value of ground near front of the New Jail, Glasgow. They our metropolis, we understand that a small had been found guilty of robbing, on the property on the road to Broughton, about 230 August 1817, George Liddel, and of half a mile from our New Town, measur- attacking, at different times on the 25th ef ing little more than four Scots acres, was, the same month, Thomas Heugh, Jola on Wednesday, sold judicially at the price Sommerville, William Watt, and Richard of L. 3300, being at the rate of about L. 800 Ferrie ; from all of whom they only got a sterling per acre. Within about these 45 guinea note, a silver watch, a few shillings, years, this same property was sold by one 2 lbs. of gunpowder, and several other of our wealthiest hospitals for L. 335, so trifling articles. These unfortunate men that, during that short period, it has risen made a fruitless attempt to escape from jail to nearly ten times its original price. the evening before, for which they after.

It is at all times gratifying to see pri- wards professed much contrition.--Baird vate worth, public spirit, and patriotic ex- and Blair were good-looking men, about ertion, meeting with their reward in the 22 years of age. The former was brought approbation of those who are most capable up a farmer, and for some time kept a shop of appreciating their effects ; and we have in Glasgow, both as a servant and master. much pleasure, therefore, in recording the The latter was well-known in Glasgow, of singular marks of respect which have been which he was a native. He attended the just shown by the gentlemen of Moray- Grammar School and University, and was shire, residing in London, to their coun- remarkable for his close application and getryman, Isaac Forsyth, Esq. of Elgin, on - neral good conduct. He studied medicine, his late visit to the metropolis. These and was for some time assistant surger gentleman invited their countryman to an on board one of his Majesty's vessels. elegant entertainment at the City of Lon Yesterday, James Ritchie suffered death don Tavern, where upwards of thirty of at Aberdeen, for sheep-stealing. The most them sat down to dinner, John Masson, Esq. zealous endeavours were made to obtain a

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remission of his sentence, on account of his of Poriat took place on the 20th ult., when
youth, (being only 17 years of age,) and it was unanimously resolved to petition
his behaviour subsequent to his trial. Pe- Parliament for a reform in the present
titions were transmitted from the Clergy burgh system, &c.
and Professors of the University, &c. in his City of Aberdeen. On the 9th ult., a
favour; and the Duke of Gordon also ap- committee of the Privy Council assembled
plied for a pardon to the unhappy youth: at the Cockpit, Whitehall, to take into con-
but was refused by Lord Sidmouth, on ac sideration the petition to the King in Coun-
count of the magnitude of the theft, the cil of the late Magistrates of Aberdeen, pray-
frequency of the crime in that neighbour. ing for the restoration of their ancient elec-
hood, and the systematic manner in which tive franchise, and also of the petition of the
it was carried into execution. Such, at Burgesses of Guild and a very numerous
least, had been the views of this melan- and respectable body of the inhabitants,
choly case, which had been suggested to praying for a new set (constitution) of the
his Lordship.

burgh, for regulating the future elections
Caledoniun Canal.---This great national of their Magistrates and Town-Council.
undertaking, to which Parliament has just Their Lordships, after hearing counsel on
voted L. 50,000, will be finished soon behalf of the different parties, resolved, be-
an expence of nearly one million, and when fore coming to a decision, to remit the case
completed will be of the utmost import- to the Crown lawyers of England and
ance to the Highlands. The advantages Scotland, for their opinion.
of the Caledonian Canal, to the district Deacon Lawrie and others, versus the
through which it passes, begin alreadly to Magistratcs of Edinburgh.-On Saturday
be manifest. English coals, which former. the oth instant, the Second Division of the
ly were carried over land from Inverness to Court of Session advised this important
Fort Augustus, and sold there at 4s. Gid. case, when, upon one of the points of the
per barrel, have been sold this summer in libel, the complaint of the petitioners was
that neighbourhood, when brought by the sustained the election was declared null
canal, at 2s. 60.

and void, and the pursuers found entitled 8.-Resctting.--This day, in the High to their expences. This judgment is foundCourt of Justiciary, came on the trial of ed on an informality in the election. The Catharine Stewart or Ferrier, and Robertset provides, That after the deacons shall Stewart, both lately residing at the Rus- have been received and authorised in their sian tap-room, in the Canongate of Edin. offices, the meeting of Council at which burgh, and Margaret Cowan, lately resid- this is done shall chuse furth of the said fouring in said Russian tap-room, and widow teen deacons six to be the Ordinary Counof the deceased Thomas Ferrier, tacksman cil Deacons for the next year. The meetof Melville Muir colliery, charged with ing at which this is done must consist of twelve different acts of reset of theft, ag. twenty-five persons. On the 17th Septemgravated by their being persons habit and ber, the Council being made up to the repute resetters of stolen goods. Margaret requisite number of twenty-five, among Cowan was outlawed for not appearing; which number was Mr Denholm, as Trades and the trial proceeded against Stewart and Councillor of the former year, the fourteen his wife, for nine of the charges of reset of deacons were introduced, and took the theft, which were found relevant. The oaths, and among these Mr Denholm, as Jury, after a few minutes deliberation, re Deacon of the Waukers, then sitting at the

turned a viva voce verdict, finding two of Council-Board, and continuing to act in
"the charges Not Proven, and finding the his old character of Trades' Councillor,
prisoners Guilty of the other seven charges voted for his own appointment as an Ordi.
in the indictment. The Court, after an nary Council Deacon, thus acting in two
impressive address from the Lord Justice different capacities. Mr Denholm, be-
Clerk, sentenced the prisoners to transporta ing thus received and sworn as a deacon
tion for life.

under the new election, could no longer be 11.-Scoltish Burgh Reform.--A meet considered asa Trades' Councillor; his place, ing of the burgesses of Dundee was held up therefore, in that capacity, should have on this subject on the 7th ult., when several been filled up before the meeting proceedresolutions were unanimously agreed to, ed to clect the six Council Deacons out of for an alteration of the set of the burgh; the fourteen. This, however, was not and application to be made to the Conven done; consequently, the election of the six tion of Royal Burghs for that purpose. Council Deacons, of whom Mr Denholm The meeting adjoumed to the 22d July, was one, was made only by twenty-fout being the second Wednesday after the Councillors and Mr Denholm himself. All meeting of the Convention of Royal Burghs the judges, namely, the Lord Justice Clerk, at Edinburgh.

Lords Glenlee, Robertson, Bannatyne, and A very numerous and respectable mcet. Craigie, were present. The last was the ing of the burgesses and other inhabitants only dissentient judge.

Yesterday, the Town-Council of this city, sion against their judgment of the 6th.with the exception of Deacons Lawrie, An. Should their Lordships sustain their inter. derson, and Knox, resolved to present a locutor, on advising this petition, the burgh reclaiming petition to the Court of Ses- will be disfranchised.

BRITISH LEGISLATION. Acts passed in the 58th Year of the Reign of Geo. III. or in the Sirth Session of the

Fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Cap. XII. For the regulating of his King's most excellent Majesty, by and Majesty's royal marine forces while on with the advice and consent of the Lords shore.- March 17.

Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons Cap. XIII. For charging duties on li- in this present Parliament assembled, and cences for retailing aquavitæ in Scotland. by the authority of the same, that so much -March 19.

of the said recited act as relates to the oaths Cap. XIV. To amend an act of the to be taken by one or more of the owners, last session of Parliament, for preventing and by the master or chief officer of every the further circulation of dollars and tokens ship or vessel going to and returning from issued by the Governor and Company of the said fishery, shall be and the same is the Bank of England.-March 19. hereby repealed.

Cap. XV. To amend an act made in Cap. XVI. To continue, until the 5th the twenty-sixth year of his present Majes- of April 1819, and amend an act of the ty, for the encouragement of the fisheries 56th year of his present Majesty, for recarried on in the Greenland seas, and Da- ducing the duties payable on horses used ris's Straits, so far as relates to the oaths for the purposes therein mentioned. - May thereby required to be taken. March 19. 8.

Whereas an act was passed in the twen Cap. XVII. For charging certain du. ty-sixth year of the reign of his present ties on four-wheeled carriages, constructed Majesty, intituled an act for the further and drawn in the manner therein described. support and encouragement of the fisheries - May 8. carried on in the Greenland seas and Da. Cap. XVIII. To charge an additional vis's Straits : and whereas, by the said act duty on corks ready made, imported into certain oaths are required to be taken by Ireland.May 8. one or more of the owners, and by the Duty to be paid of 3s. 6d. for every master or chief officer of every ship or ves- pound of ready-made corks imported. sel going to and returning from the said Cap. XIX. To allow for three years, fishery : and whereas the said oaths may and until six weeks after the commencepreclude persons from applying for and ob- ment of the then next session of Parliataining the rewards to which they may be- ment, the importation into ports specially come entitled in pursuance of any act of appointed by his Majesty, within the proParliament for discovering the longitude at vinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, sea, and encouraging attempts to find a of the articles therein enumerated, and the northern passage between the Atlantic and re-esportation thereof from such ports.Pacific Oceans, and to approach the North May 8. ern Pole : be it therefore enacted by the

PATENTS LATELY ENROLLED.

WILLIAM ANNESLEY, of Belfast, Ireland, architect, for certain improveinents in the con structing ships, boats, and other vessels. April 8, 1818.

WILLIAM HOPKINSON, of High Holborn, Middlesex, coach-inaker, for a machine or appa: ratus to prevent the wheels of waggons, carts, coaches, and all other carriages from curning off by accident, and which he intends to denominate or call a Wheel Detainer. April 8.

GEORGE WHITHAM, of Sheffield, Yorkshire, manufacturer of spindles, for certain ma: chinery for grinding, glazing, and dressing small cotton and woollen spindles for spinning on jenney,

bills, and mule, and other kind of machine før fine work. April 8.

WILLIAM BOOTH, of Eckington, Derby, shire, turner in wood, for a method or process of making by a certain machine or machines, wooden clogs for pattens, wooden clogs or soles for shoes, and a description of wooden clogs common ly called or known by the name of the Devonshire clogs, or by whatsoever other name or naines, de scription or descriptions, the same several clogs or soles are commonly called, known, described, or distinguished. April 8.

WILLIAM CHURCH, late of the New Coffee house, Sweeting's Alley, Cornhill, London, but

now of Clifton-street, Finsbury-square, Middlesex, THOMAS JONES, of Bradford-street, Birgentleman, for certain improvements in the mingham, Warwickshire, iron-founder, and steam-engine. April 8.

CHÅRLÉS PLIMLEY, of Birmingham, aforeGILBERT LANG and ROBERT SMITH, said, refiner, for an improvement to blast engines both printers in Glasgow, for a mode of producing and steam-engines. May 7. the Sevis new deep and pale reds by topical mor. WILLIAM BUSH, the younger, of Bermonddaunts, and a pale blue discharge on said reds. sey, Surrey, engineer, for an improvement in the April 11.

method of drying and preparing of malt, wheat, ROBERT CLAYTON, of Nelson Street, Dub and other grain. May 5. lin, artist, for a method of depositing or inserting WOLF BENJAMIN, of Plymouth Dock, Decertain metals or a mixture of metals in wood, vonshire, umbrella manufacturer, for a composiivory, bone, horn, paper, and pottery-ware, where tion varying in colour, with a peculiar method of by the old and tedious process of inlaying may be applying, for the purpose of rendering canvass, superseded, and the same effects be permanently Imen, and cloth durable, pliable, free from produced in a shorter time, and at a less expence, eracking, and water-proof; and also for preserv. than by any other process now in use. April 16. ing every kind and description of wood from

WILLIAM CRAWSHAY, the younger, of wind or weather, whether applied to ships, houses, Cyfarthfa Iron-works, Glamorganshire, Esq. and or manufacturies, and for all purposes where paint, DAVID MUSHET, of Coleford, Gloucestershire, varnish, or tar are used for the purpose of preseriron-master, for their improvement for the mnak sation or beauty, and whether applied to cannon, ing and manufacturing of bar or other iron from or iron of every description. May 5. certain refuse, slags, or cinders, in the smelting of THOMAS TOD, of Swansea, Glamorganshire, copper ores, in the manufacturing of copper. organ-builder, for certain improvements in rolling April 18.

of iron, and making wire, nails, brads, andscrews. AUGUSTUS APPLEGARTH, of Nelson

May 7. square, Great Surrey-Street, Surrey, printer, for WILLIAM CHURCH, of Turner-street, Co. certain improvements in the art of casting stereo mercial Road, gentleman, for certain improvetype or other plates for printing, and in the con ments in or upon the machinery for making nails struction of plates for printing, and in the con and spikes of various forms and dimensions, and struction of plates for printing bank or bankers' also wire and screws of iron, copper, brass, or any notes, or other printed impressions, where difficul other suitable metal. May 7. ty of imitation is a desideratum. April 23.

HENRY CONSTANTINE JENNINGS, of EDWARD LILLIE BRIDGMAN, of Goswell Carburton-street, Fitzroy-square, St Marylebone, street Road, St Luke's, Middlesex, tallow-chan Middlesex, Esq., for an improvement in the madler, for certain improvements in making coffins, riner's compass. May 7. and in machines for conveying cottins for inter ROBERT ECCLES, of Edinburgh, Esq.,, for meat, and appendages to the saine in the church certain improvements in the masts, sails, and rig. and burial-grounds. April 23.

ging of ships or sailing vessels. May 9. GEORGE TYER, of Homerton, Middlesex, THOMAS BROWN MILNES, of Lenton, gentleman, for a chain-pump. May 2.

Nottinghamhire, bleacher, for certain improve. JOSHUA ROWE, of Torpoint, Cornwall, mer ments on machinery for the finishing of cottoti. chant, for certain improvement or improvements, Angola, and lamb's-wool stockings, and other or process or processes applicable to the printing frane-work goods; also the application of known of cotton, and other cloths, and to other purposes. powers to the working of the said machinery. May 1.

May 19. Sir THOMAS COCHRANE, knight, common MAURICE ST LEGER, of St Giles's, Camberly called Lord COCHRANE, and ALEXANDER

well, Surrey, gentleman, for an improved method GALLOWAY, of Holborn, Middlesex, engineer, of making lime. May 19. for the working or making a manufacture, being THOMAS HILLS, of Bromley, Middlesex, a machine or machines for removing the incon merchant, and URIAH HADDOCK, of the Cityvenience of smoke or gases generated in stoves, terrace, City-road, Middlesex, chemist, for an imfurnaces, or fire-places, by the ignition or combus provement in the manufacture of sulphuric acid. tion of coals, or other infanınable subsiances, May 19. and in certain cases, for directing the heat, and THOMAS MOTLEY, of the Strand, Middle applying such smoke or gases to varions useful sex, patent letter manufacturer, one of the peopurposes, which will be of great public utility. ple called Quakers, for certain improvements en May 4.

ladders. May 19.

APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.

I. CIVIL.

19.--Lewis Cameron, Esq. to be his Majesty's May 7.--General his Grace Charles Duke of

Consul at Cagliari and its dependencies. Richmond, &c. K.G. to be Captain-General and

21.-William Bertram of karsewell, Esq. is apGovernor in Chief

in and over the provinces of pointed Secretary to the Most Ancient Order of Lower and Upper Canada, Nova Scotia, and New

the Thistle, in room of George Dempster of DunBrunswick, and the islands of Prince Edward and nichen, Esq. deceased. Cape Breton.

June 5.--Robert Chester, Esq. to be his Majes8.-A. R. Wellesley, Esq. Page of Honour to his ty's Master of the Ceremonies, in room of Sir Ste. Royal Highness the Prince Regent in ordinary, in phen Cottrell, deceased. Knighthood at same room of J. A. D. Bloomfield, Esq. promoted.

time conferred on Mr, now Sir Robert Chester. The honour of Knighthood conferred upon Ro

6.-Mr Francis Parodi to be Consul at Gibraltar, bert Wigram, Esq. M.P.

for the Grand Duke of Tuscany. M. Ignatius Palyart, to be Portuguese Consul. General, 13.-Sir Charles Hamilton, Bart. Vice-Admiral

II. ECCLESIASTICAL. of the Blue, to be Governor and Commander-inChief of the island of Newfoundland and its de May 1.--The Res. John Wyllie, preacher of pendencies.

the gospel, was ordained minister of the church 14.-William Sinclair of Breck, Esq. writer in ana parish of Carluke, vacant by the translation of Kirkwall, has been appointed Sheriff-clerk of Ork the Rev. James Walker to the church and parish ney and Shetland, in room of the late James Rid of Carnwath. doch, Esg. of Cairston.

11.The Rev. Mr Arch. Brown was ordained 18. --The

Right Hon. William Earl of Errol to pastor of the Scots Presbyterian Church at Deme be his Majesty's Commissioner to the General As rara, by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, preparatory sembly of the Church of Scotland.

to his leaving this country in order to take upon

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