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METEOROLOGICAL Table, extracted from the Register kept on the Banks of the Tay, four miles east from Perth, Latitude 56° 25', Elevation 185 feet.
THERMOMETER. Degrees. Mean of greatest daily heat,
68-0 ....cold, 45.8 Minimum,
41.5 temperature, 10 A. M. 57.4 Lowest maximum, 7th
57.5 ...... 10 P. M. 50.3 Highest minimum,
52.0 ...... of daily extremes, 54.2 Highest, 10 A. M. 21st
64.0 ............ 10 A. M. and 10 P. M.
53.9 Lowest ditto,
50.0 ........ 4 daily observations, 54.1 Highest, 10 P. M. 21st
56.0 Whole range of thermometer,
503.5 Lowest ditto
46.0 Mean daily ditto, 16.8 Greatest range in 24 hours, 24th
23.0 temperature of spring water,
Inches. Mean of 10 A. M. (temp. of mer. 59)
30.190 ............ 10 P. M. (temp. of mer. 59) 29.675 Lowest ditto,
29.175 ........... both, (temp. of mer. 59)
30.185 Whole range of barometer,
5.510 Lowest ditto,
29.310 Mean ditto, during the day, .948 Greatest range in 24 hours, 6th
.020 ................. in 24 hours,
HYGROMETER. Degrees. HYGROMETER. Degrees. Leslie. Highest, 10 A. M. 20th
55.0 Rain in inches,
6.0 Evaporation in ditto,
27.0 Mean daily Evaporation,
5.0 Leslie. Mean, IO A. M.
Anderson. P. of Dep. Highest, 10 A.M. 21st 54.8 ....................... 10 P. M.
Lowest ditto, 20th 31.4 both, ............................. Highest, 10 P.M. 23d
51.2 Anderson. Point of Dep. 10 A. M.
......... Lowest ditto, 12th 38.0 ............. 10 P. M.
............ Relat.Hum. Highest, 10 A.M. 7th 92.0 45.0
20th 12.0 Relat. Humid. 10 A.M.
........ Greatest, 10 P.M. 23d 94.0 .................... 10 P. M. 82.6
... Least ditto, 16th 67.4 ...... both,
76.3 ...... Mois. 100 cub. in. Greatest, 10 A.M. 21st.281 ............... Grs. mois, in 100 cub. in air, 10 A.M..216
.... Least ditto, 20th .132 .......................................................10 P.M. .204
............................ Greatest, 10 P. M. 23d .255 .................................................. both, .210
.......................... Least ditto, 12th 165 Fair days, 17; rainy days, 13. Wind west of meridian, 22; east of meridian, 8.
METEOROLOGICAL Table, extracted from the Register kept at Edinburgh, in
the Observatory, Calton-hill.
N.B.-The Observations are made twice every day, at nine o'clock, forenoon, and four o'clock, afternoon. The second Observation in the afternoon, in the first column, is taken by the Register
21 / M.59
.101 M.59 s.w. Showery.
M.45 29.466 M.52 June 1
.227 M.63 A. 461
s. .191 A. 58
Cloudy. 10 M.53 .205 M.59
A. 41) 11 M.51
A. 445 23 / M.54
Cble. Showers .867 A.58) .945 M.62 .996 A. 58
N. E. Clear. .958 M.64
W. Showery. .384 M.601 .192 A. 57)
UA. 42 15 M.53 ,176 M.59)
W. A. 10 .476a, 58
N. W. Showers.
30 /A. 59
Average of Rain 1.6 inchios.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.
BIRTHS. Dec. 21. The lady of William Mackenzie, Esq. surgeon to the Governor's body guard, Madras, a son.
May 17. At the manse of Kilconquhar, Mrs Ferrie, a daughter.
21. At Perth, the lady of Licut. Acheson French, Soth regiment, superintending officer at that station, a son.
25. At Edinburgh, the lady of John Stewart, Esq. a daughter.
At Young's-strect, Edinburgh, Mrs Watson, a 27. Mrs Dundas, Albany-street, Edinburgh, a - At Dundas-street, Edinburgh, Mrs A. Gillespie of Sunnyside, a son.
- At Broomhill-house, Mrs Bruce, a daughter.
28. At Rosebank, near Wick, Mrs Macleay, a daughter,
At Birmingham, Mrs Shortt, 6th dragoon guards, a daughter.
At Gifford, the wife of David Crie, a labouring man, three sons, who, with the mother, are all doing well.
- At Erracht, the lady of Lieut. Col. Cameron, C.B. Kt. St. A., a son and heir.
30. At Newbattle-manse, Mrs Thomson, a son. June 1. At George-street, Edinburgh, the lady of Major-General John Hope, a son.
3. At St John's-street, Edinburgh, Mrs Carteret Scott, a daughter.
- At Ruchlaw-house, Mrs Robert Hawthorn, a daughter.
4. At Carriden-manse, Mrs Fleming, a daughter.
8. At Ashby de la Zouch, the lady of the Rev. William Macdonald, a daughter.
9. Mrs James Simpson, Northumberland-street, Edinburgh, a daughter.
10. Ai Edinburgh, the wife of Mr John Menzies, engraver, a son.
- At Eskbank, Mrs Wood, a daughter.
13. At Portsmouth, Mrs Captain Dalzelt of Glenae, a daughter.
15. Át Ruchill, the lady of Duncan Campbell, Esq. of Barcaldine, a son.
- At Stirling, the lady of John Cusine, Esq. a daughter.
At Edinburgh, Mrs Cochrane of Ashkirk, a 17. Mrs Campbell, Picardy-place, a son. 18. The Countess of March, a daughter, - At Milton, Lady Hunter Blair, a son.
19. The wife of - Murray, journeyman weaver, Citadel, Leith, three daughters, who, with their mother, are doing well.
- In Cleveland-row, St James's, London, the lady of John Craufurd, Esq. of Auchenames, a son.
- At Edinburgh, Mrs Peter Macdowall, a daughter.
20. In London-street, Edinburgh, Mrs Joseph Gordon, a daughter.
- In Charlotte-square, Edinburgh, the lady of H. St. G. Tucker, Esq. a son.
- At Edinburgh, the lady of Anthony Maxtone, Esq. of Cultoquhay, a son.
21. At Edinburgh, the lady of Alexander Stephen, Esq. a daughter.
- 'At Corsbie, Newton Stewart, the Hon. Mrs Montgomerie Stewart, a son.
72. Mrs Douglas, the lady of the late Lord Res. ton, a daughter.
- At Edinburgh, the Right Hon. the Countess of Airly, a daughter.
24. át Edinburgh, Mrs Gillespie, York-place, a - At Romc, the lady of Thomson Bonar, Esq.
MARRIAGES. Dec. 2. At Columba, in the island of Ceylon, Mitchel Gibson, Esq. to Miss Thomson, only child of Captain Thomson of the 83d regiment.
19. At Calcutta, Daniel Elliott, Esq. son of the late Sir William Elliott, Bart. of Stobs, to Georgina, youngest daughter of Lieut.-General Russel, of the Honourable East India Company's service.
March 11. At Cape Town, Cape of Good-Hope, Robert Shand, Esq. surgeon, R.N to Margaret, second daughter
of the late Alexander Millar, Esq. of Montrose.
26. At Biggar, John Minto, for fifty-three years carrier on the road between Glasgow, Biggar, and Edinburgh, to Kathrine Ritchie. The bridegroom was seventy-three, the bride fifty-three, and the bridegroom's eldest son by a former marriage, for. ty-three years of age.
30. At Malta, Lieutenant Robert Tait, R. N., to Lucy, eldest daughter of John Allen, Esq. physician there.
April 14. At Cadiz, Mr Daniel Macpherson of Inverness, to Miss Josepha Hemas of Cadiz
May 17. At Stonehaven, Mr J. Tindal, writer, to Jessie, youngest daughter of the late William Park, Esq.
20. At Clerkseat, William Straton, Esq. to Mary, eldest daughter of Thomas Black, Esq. of Watridgemuir.
23. At Cabra, James Christie, Esq. surgeon, Deer, to Margaret, eldest daughter of the late Mr James Smith of Milhill.
24. Andrew Sword, Esq. Mungall-head, to Mrs Brock, Falkirk.
- At Glasgow, Mr Robert Auld, manufacturer, Saltcoats, to Jane Mercer, daughter of Mr J. Findlay, accountant, Glasgow.
27. At Glenstockdale, Appin, Lieutenant Donald Campbell, late of the 57th regiment, to Jessey, eldest daughter of the late Captain Anderson.
28. At Moreland-cottage, Canaan, Alexander Zeigler, surgeon, to Miss Ann Zeigler, daughter of Mr William Zeigler, goldsmith.
31. At Orchardton, Lieutenant-Colonel Maswell, of the 30th regiment, to Miss Douglas, daughter of James Douglas, Esq. of Orchardton.
June 1, Åt Leith, Mr Archibald Brown, merchant, Leith, to Miss Mary Johnston, eldest daughter of Mr William Johnston, merchant there.
- At London, John Whyte Melville, Esq. of Bennochy and Strathkinness, to the Right Hon. Lady Catherine Osborne, only daughter of her Grace the Duchess Dowager of Leeds.
- At Knockbrex, Jonathan Brown, Esq. White haven, to Miss M‘Haflie, niece of the late Sir William Douglas, Bart. Castle Douglas,
In St John's-chapel, Edinburgh, John Cay, Esq. advocate, to Emily, second daughter of Wil. liam Bullock, Esq. secretary of the Island of Ja. maica.
- At Edinburgh, Mr John Duncan, manufaa turer, Kirkaldy, to Mrs Elizabeth Graham.
2. At Tiviot-row, Dr James Sanders, lecturer on the Practice of Medicine, to Miss Megget, only daughter of the late John Megget, Esq. merchant in Edinburgh.
3. At Leith, Mr Robert Liston, surgeon, Edinburgh, to Christiana, daughter of Mr John Crawford, Leith.
At Blackford, William More, Esq. to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of John Forbes of Blackford, Esq.
At Oatridge, Linlithgowshire, Mr Archibald Prentice, merchant, Manchester, to Jane, second daughter of the late Mr James Thomson, Oatridge.
1. At Edinburgh, Mr Robert Grant, R. N. to Miss Dorothy Brown, only daughter of Mr J. Brown, Leith.
7. At Perth, Mr Matthew Walker, wine-mer. chant, Edinburgh, to Emily, eldest daughter of Mr James Davidson, Perth.
- At Dumfries, John Symons, Esq. M. D. to In March last, Mr Alexander Gillies, late superHarriet, youngest daughter of the late Hugh Max- visor of Excise. He was amanuensis to Dr Adam well, Esq.
Smith, and transcribed for him his celebrated work, At Camegie-park, John King, Esq. of Sher- “ The Wealth of Nations." For some time past wood-park, in the island of Tobago,.to Margaret, he was supported by the Doctor's nephew, Lord only daughter of James Foster, Esq. of Carnegie Reston, who but a very short time survived him. park, near Port-Glasgow.
April 29. At Nice, of a deep decline, the Hon. - At the manse of Newton-upon-Ayr, the Rev. William Brodrick. William Robison, minister of Stair, to Mary, - At Portaskaig, island of Islay, Mr John Hill. daughter of the Rev. Dr William Peebles.
May 1. At Spring-bank, John Taylor, Esq, mer8. At Boreland, John Menzies, Esq. to Miss chant, Glasgow Sarah Lucy Campbell, daughter of John Campbell, 3. At Loanhead, Mr Robert Riccaltown, Esq. Esq. of Boreland.
surgeon, R. N. 10. At Ruletownhead, the Rev. Andrew Scott,
5. At Jedburgh, Mr J. Thomson, town-clerk, Cambusnethan, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the which office he held nearly thirty-five
years. late Mr Thomas Laidlaw.
8. At Bath, Matilda, wife of Colonel Robison, - At Macduff, George Hunter, Esq. merchant, 21th regiment, and niece of the Right Honourable Aberdeen, to Helen, daughter of David Souter, Lord Colville. Esq. of Gauldwell, Banffshire.
10. At Glasgow, Mr R. Lindsay, many years a 12. At Queen's-square-chapel, Bath, Sir Thomas
partner in the house of James Lindsay & Co. Ramsay of Balmain, Bart. to Mrs Chisholm of
12. At Inzievar, James Harrowar, Esq. of InzieChisholm.
var. 14. At Edinburgh, Captain A. Campbell, of the Honourable East India Company's artillery, to
13. At St Bris, near Auxerre, in France, EupheMargaret, youngest daughter of Charles Hay, Esq.
mia Jane, daughter of the late John Hunter, M.D.
and F.R.S. and niece of the late Lieut.-General Great King-street. 15. At London, Colonel Sir Dudley St Leger
Hunter, governor and commander in Chief in Up
per Canada Hill, to Caroline Drury, third daughter of Robert Hunter, Esq. of Kew, Surrey.
15. At Haddington, Mr Alexander Whyte, baker, 16. At London, the Honourable Henry F. C.
George-street, Edinburgh. Cavendish, M. P. major in the 9th regiment of
16. At Edinburgh, Jane Hamilton Craufuird, Lancers, to Frances Súsan, widow of the Honour
daughter of Archibald Craufuird, Esq. writer to the
Signet. able Frederick Howard. - Alexander Oswald, Esq. to Miss Dalrymple,
17. At Berwick, Mrs Helen Home, relict of A. youngest daughter of the late Sir H. D. Hamilton
Home, Esq. of Bassendean. of North Berwick and Bargany, Bart.
- At Kippen, Christiana, daughter of Alexander 17. At Aberdeen, Dr Blaikio, R.N. to Eliza,
Graham, Esq. of Kirkhill. eldest daughter of Captain Livingston.
18. At Spearvale, county of Cavan, William - At Church of Lerwick, Mr Lewis Macdonald,
Spear, Esq. aged 81, one of the oldest lieutenants surgeon, Coldstream, to Alice, second daughter of
in his Majesty's service. James Bell, Esq. Woodside, Northumberland.
At Perth, Janc, daughter of Alexander Mal- At St George's, Bloomsbury, Robert Lowis,
colm, Esq. supervisor of Excise. Esq. younger of Plean, to Margaret, eldest daugh
19. At'Inveresk, Archibald Skirving, portraitter of David Hunter, Esq. Montague-street, Rus
painter. sel-square, London.
- At Perth, Major Cristopher Seton of Ballin
blae. 19. At London, the Honourable Robert Clive, youngest son of the Earl and Countess Powis, to
20. At Wootcot, near Stonehaven, Mrs Garden, Lady Harriet Windsor, daughter to Lord and Lady
relict of William Garden, Esq. Braco-park. Amherst.
21. At Kennet, Jarnés Bruce, Esq. naval officer,
Leith. 21. At London, Charles Pascoe Grenfell, Esq. M.P. to the Right Honourable Lady Georgina Iss
At Manse of Rayne, in the 76th year of his bella Frances Molyneux, eldest daughter of the
age, and 44th of his ministry, the Rev. Patrick DaRight Honourable the Earl of Sefton.
vidson, D.D. upwards of 40 years minister of that - At Merksworth-cottage, near Paisley, James
parish. Maxwell, Esq. younger of Brediland and Merks- At Brighton, John Stirling, Esq. of Blackworth, to Anna Maria, daughter of the late John
grange, third son of the late John Stirling, Esq. of Ainslie, Esq. M.D.
Kippendavie. 22. At Birkwood, James Moore Nelson, Esq. Brown, youngest son of the late Mr William Brown
22. At London, of a rapid decline, Robert Hume writer, Glasgow, to Miss Ann Hennery. At London, Edmund Hungerford Lechmere,
of Trinidad. Esq. eldest son of Sir Anthony Lechmere, Bart. of
At the house of Greyfriars, near Elgin, Mrs the Rhyd, in Worcestershire, to the Hon. Maria
Munro of Newmill, aged 84. Clara Murray, maid of honour to her late Majes
- At Grant-lodge, Miss Jane Grant, daughter of
of the late Sir James Grant of Grant, Bart. and sisty, and second daughter of the late David Murray, Esq. brother to Lord Elibank.
ter to the Right Hon. the Earl of Seafield. 29. At Leith, by the Rev. Dr Johnston, Mr John - At Bridport, Dorsetshire, Anne, second daughGilion, wine and spirit-merchant, to Jane, eldest
ter of the late Simon M‘Tavish, Esq. of Montreal,
Lower Canada. daughter of Robert Douglas, Esq. of North Leith.
23. At Paris, Miss Margaret Grant, daughter of William Grant, Esq. of Congalton. 24. At Ayr, Miss Kennedy of Drumellan.
- At his house in Charlotte-street, Edinburgh, DEATHS.
John Ferrier, Esq. late of the island of Jamaica.
26. At Islington, the Rev. Dr Jarment, many
years pastor of the Scottish-chapel in OxendonNov.5. At Badulla, in Ceylon, Thomas Wyllie, street. Esq, surgeon in the service of the Honourable East At Dalmarnock, near Glasgow, in the 81st India Company at Madras.
year of his age, the Rev. Dr James Playfair, Prin19. At Elliekpore, in the East Indies, Lieuten cipal of the United College, University of St Annant Alexander Tweedie, 6th regiment Madras na- drews. tive infantry, third son of the late Alex. Tweedie, - At Summerfield, in the 71st year of her age, Esq. of Quarter.
Mrs Jacobina Todd, wife of George Fulton, Esq. At Calcutta, in November last, Andrew Johnston - At Grange, Burntisland, aged 8 years, SamueHenderson, in the twenty-third year of his age, as- lina Paterson, youngest daughter of the Rev. Rob. sistant-surgeon of the Marchioness of Ely East In- Culbertson, Leith. diaman, son of the Rev. John Henderson, minister - At Leith, Mrs Elizabeth Martin, relict of the of Queensferry, a young man of promising hopes. late Mr Adam Watson, Dunbar.
Dec. 7. At Caira, in the Presidency of Bombay, - At Greencroft, near Annan, Mrs Douglas, Caroline, wife of George William Anderson, Esq. wife of Colonel Douglas of Greencroft. of the East India Company's civil service.
- At Hayfield, Christian Maclagan, youngest Jan. 7. At Jamaica, in the 24th year of his age, daughter of the late Mr J. Maclagan, Carse of GowMr Donald Macqueen, surgeon, son to the late rie. Rev. Edmund Macqueen, minister of the island of 27. At Rome, Robert Dinwiddic, Esq. of GerBarra.
29. At Auchtermuchty, Ebenezer Marshall Gar 17. At Spleenhill, Berks, Miss Ann Wilson, diner, Esq. of Hilcairnie.
daughter of the late Alexander Wilson, Professor - At Lochmaben, in the 71st year of his age, of Astronomy in the University of Glasgow. Mr John Gardiner, late bailie of that burgh.
- At Arniston, the Right Hon. Robert Dundas 30. At Dumfries, Mrs Dick Glencross, daughter of Arniston, late Lord Chief Baron of the Court of of the late Alexander Ferguson, Esq. of Caitloch. Exchequer.
- At Ashgrove, Jane, daughter of James Coull, 18. At Edinburgh, John Anstruther, Esq. of ArEsq. of Ashgrove.
dit. 31. At Edinburgh, William Lawson, Esq. late of - At his house at Hawkfield, Mr John Crokat. Girthead.
20. Mr Robert Howdon, farmer, West Garleton. - Edward, infant son of Robert Forsyth, Esq. 21. At Duddingstone, Edward, youngest son of advocate.
Mr Edward Sandeman, Forth-street, Edinburgh. - At Dornoch, John Law, Esq. advocate in - At Newton Stewart, Mrs Jean Scott, widow Aberdeen, sherifl-substitute of the county of Suther of the late Rev. Dr Scott of Foulshields, minister land.
of Twynholm. June 1. In consequence of a fall from his horse, - At London, a few days after his return from aged 30, Mr James Weir of Clonkeen, surgeon. India, Lieut. Thomas Carmichael, of the Hon.
- At Cassencarie, Mrs Campbell, wife of Geo. East India Company's service. Muir Campbell, Esq. writer to the signet.
- At Glassmount, Alexander, youngest son of - At his house, Howard-place, Edinburgh, the the late Burridge Purvis, Esq. of Glassmount. Rev. Thomas Miller, D. D. minister of Cumnock, - At Edinburgh, Mrs Marion Begg, widow of Ayrshire, aged 80 years.
William Begg, Esq. Leith. -- Ather aunt's house, Thistle-street, Edinburgh, - Mrs Isabella Webster, wife of Mr Charles Elizabeth Campbell Dallas, aged 4 years and 10 Campbell, teacher, Canongate, Edinburgh. months, only child of the late Torquill Dallas, Esq. 22. At Leith, Alison, youngest daughter of Mr
2. At Lauder, Mrs Jessy Allan, spouse of Alex. William Lindsay. Dawson, Esq. chief magistrate of that burgh.
At Leith, Margaret, third daughter of Mr 3. At Edinburgh, Mrs Graham of Orchill. Thomas Newbigging, wine merehant. - At Cockenzie, William Thornburn, Esq. late - At Grange, Burntisland, Jane, youngest of the North West Coinpany.
daughter of Mr James Hamilton, accountant-gene - At Kilmarnock, Thomas Greenshields, Esq. ral of Excise.
1. At Anderston, the Rev. James Stewart, mi. 24. At Edinburgh, aged 85 years, Gavin Ralston, nister of the relief congregation there, in the 74th Esq. of Ralston, barrackmaster of Piershill bar year of his age, and the 14th of his ministry.
racks. He was the chief of the very ancient and re5. At London, Lieutenant-General Sir James spectable family of Ralston of that ilk, who held Campbell of Inverncil, Bart. G. C. H. and K.S.F.
large estates in the county of Renfrew and Ayr.- At her house, James's-square, Edinburgh, Mrs From his social and convivial disposition, and the March, in the 80th year of her age, much regretted. genuine goodness and benevolence of his heart, he
6. At Barnton-house, Jean, fourth daughter of was highly esteemed during life, and his death rethe late George Ramsay of Barnton, Esq.
gretted by his friends. - At Sanquhar, Mr William Otto, lately pro Lately-At his lodgings on the North Parade, vost of that burgh.
Bath, Þr Samuel Solomon, of Gilead-house, Li- At Edinburgh, Mrs Janet Tait, spouse of Mr verpool. William West, St Andrew's-street.
The Earl of Stamford and Warrington, Lord - At Edinburgh, John Young, Esq. of Bell Lieutenant of the county of Chester. His Lordwood, Perthshire.
ship was the fifth Earl of Stamford, and first Earl At Kirkhill, aged 15 months, Jane Mary, of Warrington. He is succeeded in his titles and youngest daughter of John Tod, Esq. writer to the estates by his eldest son, George Harry, now Earl signet.
of Stamford and Warrington, born in 1765. 7. At the manse of Leuchars, Isabella, infant At Saint Maur, near Paris, aged 20 years, Ma. daughter of the Rev. David Watson.
dame the Countess Jules de Polignac. 8. At Bowmore, in Islay, Mr Fulton, for many At London, Phillip Dauncey, Esq. King's counyears schoolmaster of the parish of Killarrow. sel, and a distinguished ornament of the English - At Sunnyside, Samuel Sandys, Esq. formerly
bar. of Liverpool, aged 85.
Stamp, Esq. of Queenborough, aged 80, - At Warriston-crescent, John Drummond Orr, who had been mayor of that burgh several times. the infant son of Mr John Orr.
He is reported to have died worth £30,000, but his - At Edinburgh, Charles Augustin Hallard, appearance indicated even abject poverty: he has eldest son of Mr Hallard, George-street.
left no issue, and is said to have bequeathed his sis 9. At Beverley, aged 86 years, General George ter (the inmate of a neighbouring poor-house) the Garth, colonel of the 17th regiment of foot. interest of only £500; the rest to persons of no
11. At Portobello, aged 17 months, William, kin: he put on a new suit of clothes to die in. eldest son of Mr William Watt, surgeon.
At the Royal Military College, London, Janet, - Mr Archibald Dickson, junior, seedsman, the wife of Colonel Butler, the lieutenant-governor. Hawick.
At a very advanced age, at his residence in Po- At Ludin-house, James Mayne, Esq. late of land-street, London, the reverend and venerable Powis and Logie.
Dr Strickland, grand provincial of the English Je 12. At Edinburgh, suddenly, Mrs Janet Strath suits, and rector magnificus of the great college of enry, Nicolson-street.
Stoneyhurst, in Lancashire. Dr Strickland being 13. At Edinburgh, William Arnot, Esq. of Lum the head of the very ancient family of Strickland, quhat.
of Sizher-park in Westmoreland, and Standish-hall - At Orchardhead, in the parish of Inverkeith in Lancashire, inherited an estate of upwards of ing, Mrs Alison Cunninghame, spouse of Mr Wil £16,000 per annum, which he relinquished in faliam Walker, farmer there.
vour of his second cousin, the present Mr Standish - At Walkinshaw, Miss Campbell, Blythswood. Strickland, as his vows as Jesuit would not permit 14. At Edinburgh, Graham Craufuird, daughter of his having any worldly property. of Archibald Craufuird, Esq. writer to the signet. At Highfield-park, Hants, the Hon. Lady Pitt,
- At Tillery, John Chambers Hunter, Esq. of relict of General the Right Honourable Sir William Tillery.
Augustus Pitt, K. B. &c. and sister to the late Ad. 15. In her house, North St David-street, Edin miral the Earl Howe. burgh, Mrs Georgina Walker Wilson, widow of At Mansfield, George Cartwright, Esg. aged 80, James Fraser, Esq. treasurer to the bank of Scot formerly aid-de-camp to the Marquis of Granby in land.
Germany, and afterwards author of a Journal of - At Colebrook-terrace, London, John Gardner, his Residence and Adventures for some years in Esq. late banker in Edinburgh.
Labrador. - At Aberdeen, Mr William Knight, bookseller. At Brook-green, London, aged 19, William,
16. Alexander, eldest son of Mr James Dickson, eldest son of Lieut.-Colonel John West, late comPilrig-street, Leith-walk, Edinburgh.
manding the 3d royal veteran battalion, 17. At Saw-mills, Leven, Mr John Balfour, in At Lane-lodge, at the advanced age of 105 years, the 89th year of his age.
We are not, however, so highly exThe public atte on appearing to have cited as to throw away our money for been much roused by an article no other purpose, than to give a show on the subject of the National Monu- of sincerity to the expression of these ment, in your last Number, I trust strong emotions. We feel, that instead you will give admission to a few re of contributing to the national honour, marks on the same topic, for the re we should be degrading it, were we to ception of which that article has ably countenance the erection of a monupaved the way.
ment inadequate to the full expression Complaints have been made, that of our sentiments. While we are in the country has been backward upon the dark, therefore, as to the plan of this occasion; and the reasoning used in any proposed monument, we must be the article alluded to, endeavours to ex. in perpetual alarm lest, by raising an explain this, by supposing, that the pa- edifice unworthy of so great an object, triotic principles which lead nations to our triumphs, as well as our appreciaraise such trophies in remembrance of tion of them, would come to be underpast glories, are not fully understood. It valued by posterity, and thus one of is to be hoped, that in this respect the the most obvious advantages of the writer of the article in question is not national monument would be destroyquite correct. If he be, however, his ed. Nor should we, in our own day, strain of argument is well calculated to be free from some feeling of humiliaremedy the evil of which he com- tion, were we to display to our rivals plains.
in arms, a memorial that, instead of The true cause, however, of the evi- sustaining, should tend to depress the dent tardiness (not to call it luke- lofty character we have so nobly &warmness) of the public on this occa- chieved. sion, seems to arise very naturally out It is no answer to this to assert, that of the uncertainty which prevails, as to such fears are groundless. We must the plan and situation of the monu- judge on this as on every other occament itself.
sion, by what we know. And what We are described as being a cautious does this knowledge furnish? Let us nation;
but caution such as ours is not look over the whole empire-shall we the offspring of cold indifference ; nor anywhere find, amidst modern strucof the narrow prudence of selfishness; tures, one edifice in any respect worthy it is the wise circumspection of a deli- of the object in view ?
-or can any berating and enlightened people ; and person be found bold enough to prois quite compatible with the warmest phecy for the works of this country, a and most enthusiastic nationality; and celebrity as undeviating and enduring with those ennobling feelings of pride as that which, for more than two thouand patriotism, which ought to spring sand years, has been bestowed on the from the recollection of triumphs in magnificent structures of Antient which Scotland has had so eminent a Greece! share.
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