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SPRING CIRCUITS.

guilty. He was sentenced to be imprisoned

in the tolbooth of Glasgow for six months. WEST.

Walter Paul, indided for theft, was outInveraray, April 16.

lawed for not appearing. i The Circuit Court of Justiciary was open

Monday, April 23. ed here this day, by the Right Hon. Lord HERMAND.

George Miller, plumber, and James BenMalcolm Livingstone, tenant in the island

net, weavet, both in Glasgow, indicted for of Jura, accused of affulting and deforcing theft and reset of theft, were brought to the the crew of the Excise cutter Maria, was

bar, and pleaded not guilty. The libel was, outlawed for not appearing, and the bail by a plurality of voices, found not proven bond granted for his appearance declared againl Bennett

, whereupon he was dismillforfeited.

ed from the bar; but found proven againit John Graham, shoemaker in Oban, indict. Miller, who was sentenced to be executed ed for stealing a sum of money, from a lock

at Glalgow, on Wednesday the 30th of May Falt place within the house of John M'Cal

next. He has been respited. lum, cart-wright in Oban, was found guilty

James Robertson, accused of the same on his own confeffion; but, on account of his crime, and an accomplice, was outlawed for youth, and the candid acknowledgment of not appearing. his crime, the Jury recommended him to

JamesBegg, for robbery, was next brought mercy. He was sentenced to seven years

to the bar. After the examination of a few transportation.

witnesses for the crown, and one for the pan Next day, the Court heard and determió nel, the trial was given up by the prosecuned five appeal cases.

tor, a verdið of not guilty returned by the

Jury, and she prisoner, dismissed from the Glasgow, April 21.

bar. The Circuit Court of Justiciary was open- Alexander Williamson, soldier, and Thoed here by Lord HERMAND this day. Thomas Stewart, journeyman wright in

mas Finnieson, carter, for assaulting and robe Clasgow, and Robere Wright, journeyman bing William Ruffell

. A number of wittreaver there, were accused of having broke

nefles were examined. The Jury returned into and entered the work shop. of Mellus libel not proven against Finnieson ; where

a verdia, finding Williamson guilty, and the Tennent and Co. stocking manufacturers in Glasgow, by means of falle keys, and steal upon the latter was dismissed from the bar,

and Williamson adjudged to transportation ing a quantity of stockings and yarn. The jury returned a verdið, finding, by a plu- beyond seas for seven years. rality of voices, the libel not proven, on

Robert Drysdale for thest, aggravated by

breach of crust, pleaded not guilty. The which the prisoners were dismiffled from the bar.

Jury returned their verdict, unanimoudy Alexander Muirhead was tried for cule finding him guilty; and he was sentenced

to fourteen years transportation. pable homicide, when, after examining five witselles, the Counsel for the prosecution Kenzie, and Charlotte Pacerson, wife of

Helen Manfon, wife of Alexander M'gave up the case. The Jury brought in a verdia of not guilty, and he was dismised theft, were next brought to the bar, but

Scott, accused of shop-breaking and from the bar.

Janet Duff, late servant with Mr James owing to the absence of a material witness, Rintoul, merchant in Glasgow, was tried the diet was deserted against them, and they for fealing a variety of articles of wearing allowed to be liberated on bail.

were recommitted upon a new warrant, but apparel, a gold watch, gold rings, &c. the

The criminal business did not fipih till property of Mr Rintoul. The Jury unanimonly found her guilty. She was sentenced half-past ten; and the Court continued heara to be transported for seven years.

ing appeals till about 12 o'clock at night. James Christie alias James Wand, weaver

The Court is to proceed to Stirling, where at Bell's Hills, indicted for theft, pleaded they will at on Thursday morning. May 1810.

Stirling

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Stirling, April 26.

and, yesterday, the Court Tenienced him to The Circuit Court of Justiciary was open. be tranfported beyond seas for lile. ed here by the Right Hon. Lord CULLEN. There was no other business before the

William Anderson, now or lately residing Court. in Alloa, and Robert Marshall, accused of

Jedburgh, April 28. robbery, were outlawed for not appearing. The Circuit Court of Justiciary was oo

William Hunter, miner at Coalsnaughton, pened here, on the 26th current, by the in the parish of Tillicoultry, indiAed for Right Hon. Lord MEADOWBANK. theft, being called, appeared at the bar. John M'Graw, George Halliday, and The Advocate-Depuce moved the Court to Jvie Roan, late quarriers at Stubo late desert the diet against him pro loco et tempore, quarry, were acculed of affault and battery which was done, and the pannel reconimit. again it sundry individuais in the town, and ted to prison on a new warrant, but after- on the fair day of Peebles ; and, having wards admitted to bail.

been all found guilty, but in different de George Allan, 'ravelling merchant, india- grees of guilt, his Lordfhip ordained them ed for theft and deforcement of conftables, to be imprisoned in the tolbooth of Peebles was next brought to the bar, and a similar for two months ; M'Graw to pay a fine of motion being made, the diet was deferred 300 merks, and Halliday 500 ; and to reagainft him pro loco et tempore, and he was main in jail thereafter till the faid fines were recommitted on a new warrant.

paid; and all three to find bail to keep the There' was no other business to come be peace for twelve months, under the penalty fore the Court, and this ends the Western of 300 merks each. His Lordship further Circuit.

ordained the said John M'Graw, by far the guiltiest of the three, to stand on the pile

lory in the town of Peebles, for the space Ayr, April 19.

of one hour, upon the first market-day preThe Circuit Court of Justiciary was open- vious to the expiration of the two months ed here by the Righe Hon. the Lord Jus- imprisonment. TICE Clerk, on Tuesday, when John Mac. James Dudgeon, late fefher at Ormiston, millan, from Wigtonshire, was found guil- in the county of Haddirgion, afterwards ty, by a plurality of voices, of murdering hedger or labourer at Gatehouse of Fleet, in by poison, Barbara Mackinnel, a young the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, accused of woman, who was five or fix months gone sheep-stealing from the farms of Blackers. with child to him. He was sentenced to ton and Blanerne Well Mains, in the cougbe hanged, on the 25th May next, and his ey of Berwick, in the month of September body given to the surgeons for diffidion. last ; but, the Jury having toand the libel Dumfries, April 24.

not proven, he was affuiizied, and dismiffed On Saturday iait, che' Circuit Court of from the bar, with a fuiiable exhortation Justiciary was opened here by the Right from his Lordship. Hon. Lord Justice CLERK.

There being no other business, the South · James Houston, farmer at Duffin or Upesu Circuit was ended. per Carfluith, in the parish of Kirkmabreck, and stewartry of Kirkcudbright, accused of forgery, was brought to the bar; and, upon

Perth, April 18. the motion of the Advocate-depute, the diet Yesterday, the Circuit Court of Justiciary was deserted against him, pro loco et tempore, was opened here by the Right Hon. Lørd and he was recommitted, upon a new war. ARMADALI, After the ulual preliminary rant, for after trial.

fornis were gone through, John Brown, weaver in Bonnghaugh, or James Ferguson, labourer in Forfar, and Mains of Parton, in the parish of Parton, Thomas Ferguson, his son, were put to the and Rewartry of Kirkcudbright, was then bar, accused of houfe-breaking and theft. brought to the bar. He was indiêted for The Depure Advocate (Mr Douglas) on acrobbery and theft, by going to the house of count of particular circumstances which had Robert Fowler, labourer in Bonnyhaugh just come to his knowledge, petitioned the (who it appeared was his father-in-law) and Judge to desert the diet pro ioco et temporis kaking away several articles of clothes, and and to grant warrant for recorumitting fome title-deeds, and threatening to fhoot them. To this their counsel (Mr Haggart) them with a pistol, if any resistance was of- objeded; stating that they had been comfered, by which means he obtained the key. nitred by the Magiftrares of Forfar, witha of the places that contained the goods. He one any person whatever complaining; that was found guilty, on his own confession; the warrant of commitment did not bear

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the crime for which they were committed; David Mitchell, manufacturer in Perth, that consequently their commitment was al- accused of housebreaking and theft, was oui. Logether illegal; that, in thele circumftan lawed for not appearing. ces, they had lain in prison Ince the 10th Denald Connachar, in Tomintianda; John of December last; and that it would there. Deuchars, jan. fhoenaker in Middle Bers fore be a case of extreme hardship and fub- chill; Donald Duff, Servant to James Duff, ftantial injustice if they were not now dif. ac Letham; Donald Robertson, in Grenicha mitfed fimpliciter. After a very candid re- more; Charles Robertson, there ; and Wil. ply to the objection by the Depute Advo- liam M'Gregor, son of Perer or Patrick cate, the Hon. Judge granted the prayer of M'Gregor, in Sleche of Strathgarry, accu. his perition with respect to James Fergue sed of assaulting and deforcing the officers of fon; but ordered his fun to be dismissed his Majesty's revenue-Donald Robertson, fupliciter, declaring, at the lame time his Charles Robertson, and William M Gregor sense of the great irregularities witř which having failed to appear, sentence of fugicae the commitment of the pannels had been ton was pronounced against them. The accompanied, and expressing his indignation Jury found Donald Conuachar, and John in a very feeling manner at the conduct of Deuchars junior, guilty of assisting in the the Magiftrates of Forfar, in commicing assault and deforcement, and rescuing and Thomas Ferguson, a child of nine years of carrying off he cart and whisky, libelled; age, for the parpose of being tried for his but found the libel noe proven agair & Duff

, life, before the Court of Justiciary.

who was dismissed from the bar. Deuchars Hugh M.Pherson, stabler, or lately fa- was sentenced to fix, and Connachar to fous bler, in Rose Street, Edinburgh, was accu.

months imprisonment, the Jury having rea fed of having, on the Toth of Augutt last, commended the latter to the mercy of the near the Bridge of Kinkell, atsauked Dun- Court. can M Farlane, who was driving his cast The Court gave judgment in two'appeal along the road, by demanding of him to cases; and, no other business depending furrender the (smuggled) whisky which he they proceeded for Aberdeen. had in his care, and, on his resulil, striking

Aberdeen, April 26. him on the head with a sword, to the effu- The Circuit Court of Justiciary was opene fion of his blood and the danger of his life, ed here on Tuesday last, by the Right Hoq. and all chis under the pretext of being a re- Lord ARMADALE. venue officer, which he was not. The proof James Ferrie, William Ross, and James being led, the Jury were addressed by Mr Wilson, accused of affault. The diet again{t Douglas on the part of the Crown, and by Ferrie was deserted fimpliciter. Rols and Mr Haggart in behalf of the pannel. Af Wilson were found guilty of the assault, and ter a charge from the Judge, the Jury re- fentenced to four months imprisonment, and tired, and in a short time returned with their bound to keep the peace for two years. verdict, “ finding, all in one voice, the pan- Barbara Maitland, accused of theft, was nel guilty of the crime libelled, but guilty found guilty upon her own confeffion, and of it under the impression that he was a aing sentenced to one month's imprisonment. legally." The latter part of their verdid Thomas Will, and Helen Philp his wife. proceeded on this, which appeared in evi. The diet against Helen Philp was deserted dence, that M.Pherson had formerly been a fimpliciter, and she was dismissed from the gauger ; that he was anxious to procure a. bar. Will was found guilty upon his own gain a limilar situation ; and that he had confeßion, and sentenced to be transported been in the habit of ading as a sit int to Mr for seven years. Shields, fupervisor, and Mr Shorthouse, ex. James Marshall, accused of afsault, was cise officer in Crieff; and that these gentle. found guilty, and sentenced to be transport men had given it as their opinion, founded ed beyond seas for seven years. ou an act of Parliament, that, even when Andrew Fraser, accused of housebreaking by himself, and without any written com- and theft, was found guilty, and tentenced million, he was it powered to seize smugo to be executed here on the 15th day of June gled spirits wherever he could find them. It is proper to add, however, that this opi- Ann Mitchell, accufed of child murder, nion appeared to be a very miltaken one ; was found guilty of concealing the birth, and as little sanctioned by the terms of the fta- fentenced to seven months imprisonment in tute, as it is agreeable to the analogy of law the coibooth of Banff. or the maxims of personal right. To-day, Elizabeth Stewart, accused of theft. The sentence was pronounced, ordaining him to diet again her was deserted proloco et tempore, fix months imprisonment in the tolbooth of and she was committed to ifod on a new Perth.

Warrant,

Joseph

next.

Joseph Kintray, accused of theft

. The very elegant speech from the Throne, to Advocate-Depute moved the Court to desert which the Moderator made a suitable reply the diet again him fimpliciter, which was Dr Nicol, in a very neat speech, moved done accordingly, and he was dismissed from ad address to his Majesty, on the present fi. the bar.

tuation of public affairs. The mocion was No other business depending, the Court feconded by Principal Hill, and unanimous. proceeded to Inverness.

ly agreed to. A Commitree, was then apa Inverness', May 2.

pointed to draw up the address, and an apThe Circuit Court of Justiciary was open

Iwer to his Majesty's letter, ed here yesterday, by the Right Hon. Lord

Friday, May 18. ARMADALE.

This day, after prayers, the following Coll Macdonell, residing in Drimarbin, gentlemen, were appointed to preach before in the parish of Kilmallie, accused of rape, his Grace the Commisioner-the Rev. Dr or of assault with intention to commit

M-Leod, minister at Kilmarnock, on Sunrape on the person of Janet M'Pherson, day first in the forenoon, and the Rer. daughter of Archibald M.Pherson, crofter Mr Andrew Murray, minister at Auchter, in Drimarbin, was found guilty of the ar- derran, in the afternoon; the Rev. Mr saule, by his own confession, and sentenced James Baird, minister at Swinton to preach to three months imprisonment.

on Sunday se'nnight in the forenooil, and Alexander Munro, late apprentice to

the Rev. Mr William Dunbar, minifler at James Lyon, merchant here, accused of Applegirch, in the afternoon., stealing a few small articles from his inafter,

Saturday, May 19. was found guilty, by his own confeffion, and

This day, the Committee appointed to sentenced to two months imprisonment. Duncan Grant, residing in Auchtemrack Majesty's letter, presented their report.

draw up the address, and an answer to his of Urquhart, accused of forgery, failing to The answer to the address and letter were appear, sentence of fugitation was pronoun- agreed to. The apfwer and address were ced against him. ' No other business depends then figned by the Moderator, and given to ing before the Court, this ends the Northern his Grace the Conimissioner, who undertook Circuit.

to transmit them to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to be presented

to his Majesty. :, I'he Assembly unanimoulGENERAL ASSEMBLY.

ly ordained the names of the CommissionThursday, May 17.

ers from the Presbytery of Ellon, city of This day, the Right Hon. Lord Napier, city of Perth, on account of informality in

Aberdeen, burgh of New Gallon ay, and his Majesty's Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, walk the mode of election, to be expunged from

the roll. ed in ftate, from the Highland, Society's Hall to the High Church, the Stirlingshire

Monday, May 21. militia lining the street. His Grace was ato

The Assembly had transmitted to them a tended by the Earl of Leven, Lord Viscount petition of Mr Arthur, minister of KirkCathcart, the Barons of Exchequer, a num

niichael, against a sentence of the Synod of ber of naval and military officers, &c. The Ross, appointing a meeting at Ross, which Rev. Er Francis Nicoll, minister of Mains "was read. Mr Arthur was heard in lupand Strathmartine, the last Moderator, port of his complaint, when it was referred preached an excellent discourse, from 1 Cor. to a Committee. i. 23.-". But we preach Christ crucified,

Tuesday, Moy 22. unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and un- The Affenibly took into confideration a “ to the Greeks foolishness." After divine petition and complaint of the Rev. Mr R, service, his Grace the Commiflioner went Arthur, minister of Kirkmichael, comto the Assembly Room, when the members' plaining against a sentence of the Synod of proceeded to chuse a Moderator. The Rev. Ross, of date the 17th of April lag. Me Dr Meik lejohn, Regius Professor of Church Arthur was heard for himself, and Henry History in the University of Edinburgh, Cockburn, Esq. advocate, for the Syned of was unanimously elected. His Majesty's Ross. After reasoning for some time, a commission, a letter, and also the warrant motion was made and seconded, that the for 1.1000, to be employed in propagating General Assembly should find, that it is the Christian Religion in the Highlands of contrary to the laws and constitution of this Scotland, having been read, his Grace the Church for any members thereof to admi. Commissioner opened the Assembly with a niftcr sealing ordinances so those who desert

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the mini&ry of their established pastors, and to Dr loglis and Dr S. Nicol, for their that it is unbecoming and schismatical in great care and attension to the important neighbouring minifters to give countenance objects for which the Commitree was apor encouragement to thole who statedly pointed. The General Asembly then prowithdraw themselves from their own con- ceeded to consider a petition of David Pear. gregation-but in respect that the facts (ta- son and others, of the parish of Abbotball, ted in the memorial, referred by the Press against a fentence of she Synod of Fise, of bytery of Tain to the Synod of Ross, were dare 10th O&ober last, orda ning the Prelnot admitted by the Synod at the bar of the bytery of Kirkcaldy to sustain the call to Afsembly, and no probation of them was Mr Anderfon, and to proceed without deoffered by the complainer, the General As: lay co his feetlement as Minister of Abbotslém bly should dismiss the complaint. An- hall, according to the rules of the Church, other motion was made and seconded, that and a petition of William Ferguson of in respect the facts stated in the memorial, Raith, Esq. patron of the parish. Parties referred by the Presbytery of rain to the being fully heard, the Assembly agreed to Synod of Ross, and the overture 'made by dismis, the appeal, and appointed the Prefthe Synod to the Presbytery of Dingwall, bytery to take Reps by the first Wednesday were nor admitted by the Synod at the bar of June, to the settlement of Mr Anderson of the Assembly, and no probation of it as Minister of Abbotshall. fras offered by the complainer, the General

Friday, May 25. Allembly should dismiss the complaint. The petition of the Rev. John Pollock,

The first motion carried—there being for minister of Govan, and a reference from it 83- for the second motion 37.

the Presbytery of Glasgow, for advice and Wednesday, May 23.

decision in a cafe now before them, was reThe Assembly, this day, took under their ferred to a Committee. The Assembly confideration a petition and complaint for next proceeded to conlider the report of the Rev. Mr James Roger, minister of De.. the Committee upon the legal provision to nino, complaining against a sentence of the Ministers, and of the overtures respecting Preibytery of St Andrews, of date the 2d the fiars of grain. These being read, the of May current, respecting their proceed. Asembly highly approved of the conduct ings in an alledged case of fama clamofus of the Committee, and renewed their apMr Francis Jeffrey was heard in support of poinement, recommending to their consider. the petition, and complaint, and Principal ation the information contained in the reHill was also heard in defence of the Pref port, and enjoined them to ule the most prubytery's sentence. After a long debate, in dent endeavours to attain, as soon as poflible, which a number of able speeches were de- the accomplishment of the importaix obe livered on both sides, two motions were jedts committed to their care. Guadelt, “ That the General Assembly The Assembly then took under consider. hould dismiss the complaint, in respect it ation the petition and complaint of the does not appear that the Presbytery of St Rev. George Murray, minister of North Andrew's have aded inconsistently with the Berwick, against a sentence of the Synod rules prescribed by the form of process.'- of Lothian and Tweeddale, respe&ing irre. The second motion was, “ That the Gene- gular marriages. Mr Murray was heard in tal Assembly should find, that the resolution Support of his petition, and Drs Grant, of the Presbytery of St Andrew's, com- Inglis, and Lee were heard in defence of plained of, has been irregular, fuftain the ene Synod. The Allemably unanimously acomplaint, and dismiss the cause in its pre- greed to dismiss the complaint. feat shape.” The vote was called, when

Saturday, May 26. the firal motion was carried by a majority Dr Inglis stared to the affenibly, that he (f 12; there being for the first motion 67 had received a letcer from the Lord Advofor the second motion 55.

cate, informing him, that the Chancellor of Thursday, May 24.

the Exchequer had resolved to bring into The report of the Committee upon the Parliament the bill for augmenting the legal provision for Ministers of the Church small stipends, without delay; and that orwas produced and read. D: Inglis was ders were given for preparing the bill, in orthen heard upon the report, when it was der to its being paired into a law. The agreed the report should lie upon the table thanks of the Assembly were voted to the till to-morrow, to be then taken up along Lord Advocate, for his attention to this imwith the overtures transmitted to the Al. portant bufiness. sembly upon the subjedt of the fiars upon The Assembly agreed to iffue subscription grain. Thanks were given from the Chair, papers to the different Prefbyteries, in aid

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