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« • My dear Hardy,--This comes with my tenderest affection to the bishops, telling them they had received calls from the for you. You are never out of my thoughts, sleeping or wak- Holy Ghost to take the core of souls. They entered duly into ing. Oh, to think what companions you have with you! None holy orders : but they still had a hankering after their pay; that you can converse with either on temporal or spiritual mat- and while they received the oblations of the faithful with one ters; but I hope the spirit of God is both with you and me, hand, they took the naval or military half-pay with the other. and I pray that he may give us grace to look up to Christ. At length it pleased Providence to inspire Government with an There all the good is that we can either hope or wish for, if we idea that they should receive the half-pay no longer. He (Vir. have but faith and patience, although we are but poor sinful Cobbett) had cried out against the evil for years; and at length mortals. My, dear, you have it not

an order was issued that officers claiming half-pay should ac“To describe the state of the unfortunate prisoner's feeling, company the claim with a certificate that they were not in holy on receiving the mournful account of his loss, next morning, orders. But what did the Government do along with this ? would be impossible. Let us think better of human nature Why, they gave all these officers eighteen months of grace; and than to suppose it necessary. The reader who can peruse the before the end of that time there was not a parson officer among tragic story without a double emotion of indignation and pity is them who had not sold his half-pay. He then adverted to the not to be envied his feelings.”

pension list of ambassadors. The Americans sent ten ambasThus far at present. Let us pause to drop a tear"-with sadors to Europe at an expense of only L. 17,000 a-year ; wbile Lord Eldon, 'if he bave leisure-over the graves of these our ambassador at Vienna costs us L. 14,000 2-year alone. If victims of the anti-reformers.

asked to do away these pensions, Ministers say, “Oh, no! we It has been mentioned that there were ready prepared 600 can't meddle with them ; they are vested rights.” He then warrants, awaiting the result of Hardy's trial.” The “Me adverted to the “ monstrous growth of the standing army." moir" thus mentions that circumstance :-" It appears that the There was nothing to be seen in this country, travel where one

Government felt so confident of a conviction, that they bad would, but barracks, and officers trimmed with gold lace, while $ prepared 600 warrants, 300 of which were actually signed, in the people who paid them were clothed in rags. This was not

order to be executed that very night and the next morning, in the case in America. Why should soldiers be wanted here, case a verdict of guilty was returned. Who the persons thus when they were not wanted there? “Oh," Lord Althorp marked for destruction were, Hardy did not learn, but he is would say, “consider the difference in the state of society there compelled to believe the authority upon which he states the and here. For instance Oldham, which you represent. You damping fact.”

would not wish the people there to go to loggerheads with one COBBETT'S VISIT TO SCOTLAND.

another ? Yoo would wish the farmers' wives to go with safety

to market to sell their eggs and butter ?” “Certainly," I would MR. COBBETT has scarcely yet left Scotland, where he has say, “and why not. They do so in New York ; and tell me been received curely to his heart's content, and much more flat. what is the difference in society there and here—what does it teringly thao be could have anticipated. The injudicivus attempt consist of ?" Oh," says his Lordship, “ you know that, Cobmade by some of the Edinburgh papers, to excite the bitterness bett, as well as I ; you only pretend ignorance. You know of national feeling against Cobbeti, signally failed. He was well enough you could not collect the taxes withaut soldiers." frankly welcomed in every place he visited, and listened to with Well, I grant the necessity for soldiers so long as the taxes remain great patience, and, we doubt not, on some topics, with consider so great, but I would say to Lord Althorp, that this is the best able edification. Had the voters not been very generally pledged, reason for getting rid of the taxes. He then adverted to the Cobbett's eloquence might have lost some of our Whig candi- Game Laws, and the Trespass Law; and said such laws were dates a good few votes. He is a gentlemanly looking, tall, made to affect the poor, not the rieh; for let a rich man gallop white-baired, bale old man, and a most effective speaker. We with horses and dogs over grounds and break down fences, there do not, however, thean to espatiate on his appearance; but to was no resource against him but by an action at law. Talk, give the substance of the lectures be delivered in Edinburgh and then, of their eqnal laws—of their impartial operation, the boast Glasgow :--they were in fact nearly the same thing. His first of England aod the admiration of surrouoding nations-Oh, the and most brilliant lecture in the Adelphi Theatre, was not con- English laws for ever! Mr. Cobbett said a reformed Parliafined to any one topic. After briefly stating the intended plan ment must revise these and similar laws; and the electors of his course, he proceeded to say, 'That if the people of this would not do their duty if they sent men to Parliament who country did not reap great benefit from the Reform Bill, it would would not pledge themselves to do so. There was another thing, be their own fault'; and that they would, in consequence, be which was the great boast of the country-Trial by Jury! It come as much the objects of contempt as they had been of ad- was the standing toast of the Whigs for many a year-Lord miration, for the manner in which they had fought for the Bill. Erskine and Trial by Jury.". In 19 cases out of every 20, he They were, therefore, bound to do something more than they contended that there was no Jury at all ; or at least only a spebad done, and that was to send no members to Parliament who cial Jury, which was equal to none at all. The Judges in such would not pledge theinselves to follow up reform in every depart cases were the Jury. These were the laws the people were ment of the nation's affairs. The reformed Parliament would struggling to amend. They had no wish to destroy the Constimeet next winter, and he would probably be one of that Parlia- tation, but to restore it. After speaking at some length on the ment. He did not state this in the way of braggadocio, or in law of libel, as illustrative of what was called the Liberty of the the practice of that egotism for which he was so famous, but Press, Mr. C. proceeded to comment on the Stamp Duties, and in order that he migbe give his pledge to begin with. It was a on the unequal operation of the Legacy and Auction Duties. maxim of their forefathers, that the redress of grievances should As to the duty on probates of wills, these referred alone to perprecede the voting of supplies. They had many grievances to sonal property ; and Lords left little personal property. When be redressed, and they ought, therefore, to givé no man their a merchant, trader, or farmer died, his property was generally votes who would not pledge himself to the removal of these. personal or moveable, which paid large sums of Legacy Duties The nation was pressed down by taxes, which were profligately to Government; but when a nobleman or great landed prowasted in the payment of udmerited sinecures and pensions, and prietor died, he generally left his wealth in land or heritage, on a half-pay list. Even death, which came to the relief of the which, though it yielded a hundred thousand pounds a-year, paid most wretched creatures in the world, brought do relief here. Do duty whatever. And thus he inferred that the law-makers The half-pay list was increased year after year. To give in being generally in the class of landholders, had frameil the law charity was meritorious; but to obtain the praise of a Christian to operate against all classes but their own. So in the case of virtue it should be given out of their own pockets. The Scrip- Auction Duties, when a hard-working manufacturer or merture said, he who did not provide for his own house, was worse chant brought his goods to sale, a large Auction Duty was exithan an infidel. This was the charity St. Paul inculcated. gible ; but when the land-owner sold his timber and under-Was this attended to in the case of the sister of the Marquis wood annually, to the amount of thousands, these were liable to of Anglesea ; who first got a pension for herself while a maid, not one farthing of duty. He concluded by again enforcing on and on her marrying, got another? She then got herself un- electors the necessity of their voting for no Member of Parliamarried, and married again ; but she had still two pensions. ment who would not pledge himself to the redress of all these Whether it was for any public service, he (Mr. C.) did not grievances. koow, or to which husband she had administered most comfort; This is but a faint sketch of the first lecture. Of the second, but this he knew, that this was a scandalous abuse of the pub upon Tithes, we give one sentence. After commenting on the lic money. He remembered at one time that great numbers of conduct of the clergy of the Church of England, their dissolute officers, both of the army and navy, were all at once seized with lives, neglect of their clerical duties, and their engaging in sea desire to become Ministers of God's word. The Roman C#- cular pursuits, in order to show that it was not only legal, but tholies might say what they liked about miracles ; but he said just, to deprive them of their revenues, he proposed to give there never was a miracle like that. About 2000 of tbem came the curates, or others who discharged the duties, the clergy

man's house, garden, glebe and church, and to allow him to de- grain imported into the United Kingdom during the month pend on his parishioners for further means of living. To the ended 1st October, 60,605 quarters charged with duty

for home clergy who would be turned out of their livings he proposed to consumption 128,208 quarters; remaining in warehouse 914,182 allow a small annuity during their lives, in the same manner as quarters. Total quantity of meal and flour imported during the had been practised with

the Roman Catholic clergy at the Re same period, 21,640 cwt; charged with duty for home caeformation, who had been allowed 40s. a-year during life. He sumption 49,153 cwt., remaining in warehouse 605,177 cwl. would give the present clergy six times more than such of them TRADE.-The cotton and woollen trade is improving, and was as were magistrates were accustomed to give to a labouring man it not for the instances of dissatisfaction which prevail between who applied for parish relief. The

Tithes, as far as we under- the manufacturers and the workmen about Leeds and Hadder stood, he proposed simply to abolish, and not to confiscate for field, we might safely state that all hands are fully employed the use of the State. He said, that property in land was so and that there is at present no just cause of complaint. This much divided in the south of England that no great boon would stuff trade at Bradford is very brisk, and the finer descriptions be given to any proprietor by proceeding in this course. In his of goods are in much request. The goods were chiefly, bongke native parish, which contains about 1100 acres, there were 40 for the markets of Russia and Germany. The sales in wool

, freeholders, and as many copyholds, all belonging to different both British and foreigo, have been very extensive for the las proprietors. He then adverted to the opinion

that the couptry four weeks, during which period the transactions have been was over-peopled. This was a mistake. He proceeded, by some equal to those of the three or four months pæerious. At this statistical details, to shew how much more densely peopled the season the home demand for stuffs, flannels, &c. &c. is always south of England was in comparison to the north. He said, brisk. There are loud complaints of the Sheffield trade that since he had come to Scotland he had seen the source of all A vessel has arrived from Swan Riverjwith a small copagathe theories relative to over-population. Scotland was divided ment of wool, the first produce of the kind in that new colony, among a few great proprietors.

and it is satisfactory to find that the quality is such as to aid On Thursday evening the subject of lecture was the Na- a fair prospect that the application of capital to the rearing of tional Debt, which Mr. Cobbett does not consider the nation sheep there will meet with a suitable return. The colony is at all bound to pay, as it was contracted by the Borough- stated to abound, in the districts newly explored, with excellent monger Parliaments, who did not represent, and so were not pasturage for sheep. entitled to bind the people.

HERRING FISHERY.—BANJF, Oct. 25.-The season for On Friday night, Mr. Cobbett gave his concluding lecture. gaging the boats for next year's herring fishing bas connased The subject was the paper currency; but we have not space much earlier than usual in this quarter, and is now general to give more of it than his remarks on the paper circulation aloog the coast of the Moray Firth. From the favourable tem of Scotland. He read a passage from a pamphlet by Sir Joba of the market towards the end of the last fishing, a great may Sinclair, ia which it was stated that the paper currency of new curers in the west country have been induced to stari, ad Scotland had protected her from the evils under which Eng. the demand for boats is consequently

greater. land was labouring. He (Mr. C.) congratulated the audience The Whalers have all returned. The accounts of the sakery on the prosperous state of the country; that there had been are not very consistent. On the whole, we are disposed to be po fall of prices since 1825, no bankruptcies, no distress, no lieve it good. The Peterhead and Dundee whalen have beca houses to let, no grass growing in the streets. But notwith more successful than in any year since 1828. standing all this, the day of trouble might come, and the paper THE HERRING FISHING is now ended. The average number currency could not be considered valuable unless it was free of barrels cured at Peterhead is 30,000, and more than last year. from danger. A man who digs in the bottom of a well in the fishers received 10s. per cran, with an allowance of a kisky. some instances receives one guinea an hour for his labour, but The herrings are selling at 22s. per barrel. The fishing his the danger he runs is imminent, and 19 out of 20 men would turned out much better than was at one time expected, cuce consider themselves better paid with 3s. a-day for working on sidering the early appearance of cholera, and the alarm amning the surface of the ground. Had the Duke of Wellington con- the fishermen. tinued to kiss the King's hand for another week, there is not EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW PROVISION a bank in Scotland that would not have stopped payment.

MARKETS. The Bank of England could not have paid in gold for another EDINBURGH, Oct. 30.—Beef, 3d to 6d ; mutton, Sd to 6d; week; and if it had stopped, pone of the Scotch banks could veal, 6d to 100 per lb. ; lamb, 18 to 2s 6d per quarter ; tallos, have gone on.

365 to 888 per ewt.; hides, 58 to 58 6d per stone; calf skins, Mr. Cobbett, on Saturday evening, gave a gratuitous lecture 6d to 7d per lb. ; sheep skins, Is 6d to 28; lamb skins, Is Gé to the working classes, and received an address signed by a to 2s 6d ; quartern loaf, 8d; potatoes, 3d to 4d per peck; number of them. He has since lectured at Dunfermline and fresh butter, 10d to lo; salt do. Od to lod per ib., nes da Falkirk by invitation from the people, and at Glasgow, Green 785 to 846 ; Dunlop cheese, 44s to 50% per cwt ; eggs, 10d ock and Paisley, and has every where been warmly welcomed.

per dozen. In his Register Cobbett has expressed his satisfaction with the Glasgow, Oct. 29.-Best roasting beef brings from 5d to manner in which the Scotch have received him, and his ad- 7d per Ib; middling quality for boiling, 4d; best 5d a lb. Best miration of the country and the people.

fore-quarters mutton 5d; hind do. 61 ; best jiggots, 64. 3 b.

Lamb from 1s 6d to 2s. per quarter. Pope's-eye steak Sáte MARKETS AND FAIRS.

9d. Rump hams 7d to sd; shoulder ditto 6d to 7d 2-1b PALKIRK TRYST, October 8.-There were about 90,000 perial weight. Bacon ham 7d a-lb. Fed veal 6d a-lb. The sheep in the field. Cheviot wedders 188 to 20s, current prices quartern loaf is sold by the Corporation at 9d; by the Friendly 228 to 223 6d. Cheviot ewes from 10s to 10s 6d; one Bread Association to their members at 7d; by the Caltan and lot brought 168 ; current prices 128 to 13s 6d. Black-faced Bridgeton Bread Society at 7d. Common peasemeal selle at wethers brought from 128 to 228; current price 165 to 188; 130 per peck; double shilled do. 14d per peck. Common barblack-faced ewes, from 78 to 98 6d. The sheep were nearly all ley sells at 1fd and 2d ; second quality, 24d; and best pearl Sd sold. There were 60,000 cattle, about 10,000 less than last a lb. White pease at 2d a Ibo Small blue are 16s, and impeyear. Prices varied according to quality; and, although nearly rial 208 to 23s a cwt. New oatmeal, 9d; best old 8d che peck áll sold, the rates were considered from 5 to 74 per cent cheaper of 7 imperial lbs. Potatoes 4d per 174 imperial Ibs. than last year.

Bazaar, Oct. 24,-A good deal of business was done to At Penny Muir Tryst there was a good shew of cheviot day in the market. Cheese did not sustain any alteration is sheep, though the supply fell short of last year ; there was a price. There was about 1000 stone in market. There su demand, and mostly all sold.

70 stone of fresh butter, which went off at Ild to ls a-lb.; GENERAL Show or Live STOCK AT KELSO. Under the and about 60 stone of salt butter, for which 17s to 178 fed Patronage of the Highland Society of Scotland. This great was obtained. meeting, which has been looked forward to with extreme interest by breeders and feeders in all parts of the country, touk

APPOINTMENTS. place at Kelso, on Thursday, 4th October. As an agricultural meeting, this was a grand shew, though it had no influence on has been appointed Sheriff Depute of Selkirkshire.

SHERIFF OF SELKIRK.—Mr. Thomas Hamilton MGIE the state of the market.

Corn is falling in price, though not to the extent expected On Thursday the 11th the Presbytery of Edinburgh from the superabundant crops. It is said that a trick is met in the Tron Church, when, after a sermon by the practised of keeping the report of prices above the real selling Rev. Mr. Purdie of Libberton, the Rev. Mr. Hunter of price in some places, for a very obvious purpose.

Swinton was inducted one of the ministers of the Troa MONTHLY KITURN or CokN.—Total quantity of corn aud Church.

a son.

son.

On Tuesday the 9th the Presbytery of Dumfries sustain.

BIRTHS, d the presentation of Mr. Oswaldof Auchencruive, nomi

At Newbyth, East Lothian, on the 27th ultimo, the Lady Ann, lating Mr. Robert Crawford, assistant and successor to Baird, of a son. Dr. Dow, as minister of the parish of Irongray, and agreed

Here, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs. Campbell of Strachur, of a son and

heir. o moderate the call on the 1st of November.

At 1, Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, on 2d instant, Mrs. Stewart, of The United Associate Presbytery of Edinburgh have ordain1 Mr. John Robson, A.M., to the pastoral charge of the con

At Irvine, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs. Montgomerie, of a son.

At Duddingston House, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs. Hay, of a son. regation of Lasswade under their inspection.

At Garnkirk, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs. Sprot, of a daughter. Dr. Mackay is succeeded in the incumbency of the parish of At Moray House, Canongate, on the 3d instant, Mrs. Cowan, of a aggan, by the Rev. Donald Cameron, on the presentation of son.. is Grace the Duke of Gordoo.

On the 12th instant, Mrs. Stoddart, 2, Drummond Place, of a son.

At 21, Dublin Street, on the 9th instant, Mrs. James Tod, of a daugh. On the 20th September, the Rev. D. Williamson was ordain

ter, od by the Presbytery of Kirkcudbright to the pastoral charge At Albany Street, North Leith, on the 8th inst., Mrs. William Shiels, f the Parish of Toogland.

of a son. On Tharsday the 27th ultimo, the Rev. John Cumming,

At 105, Constitution Street, Leith, on the 7th instant, Mrs. Dean, of

a son. A.M., licentiate of the Presbytery of Aberdeen, was ordained At Friar Bank, Jedburgh, on the 2d inst., the Lady of James Grant,

the Rev. the Presbytery of London, to the pastoral charge M.D., of a son. Crown Court Scottish Church, Covent Garden, London. At 26, Howe Street, on the 7th instant., Mrs. Renton, of a daugh.

ter. The Rev. D. W. Gordon, minister of the parish of Earlston,

At Arlary, Kinross-shire, on the 5th current, the Lady of G. A tresided on the occasion.

Walker-Arnot, Esq. of Arlary, of a son and heir. The managers of the Glasgow Mechanics' Institution have At Moffat, on the 5th instant, Mrs. William Younger, of a son. ppointed Mr. Hugo Reid, ot Edioburgh, Lecturer on Che. At 22, Howe Street, on the 3d inst., the Lady of James Veitch, Esq., nistry to the lastitution.

younger of Eliock, of a daughter.

At Dunbar, on the 3d inst., Mrs. C. L Sawers, of a son,

On the 8th inst., Mrs. Mathew Fleming, Moore Place, Glasgow, of SCOTCH BANKRUPTS.

a daughter. William Gray, manufacturer, Kirkintilloch.

At Annfield, near Glasgow, on the 9th curt., Mrs. J. M Auld, of a

son. Alexander Paterson, grocer, Glasgow.

On the 3d inst., at Maxweltown, Dumfries, Mrs. D. B. Douie, of a Johnston, Wilson, & Co. grocers and merchants in Helengyurgh.

At Rockbank, Milngavie, on the 9th instant, Mrs. Smart, of a son William Thomson, agent and grocer in Airdrie.

On the 4th inst. at Williamfield, near Irvine, Mrs. Robert Macre

die, of a daughter. James Fraser and Son, tea merchants, Glasgow.

At Great Stuart Street, on the 14th inst., Mrs Christison, of a son. Jobo Malcolm, merchant, ageot, and accountant, Glasgow. At Fettes Row, on the 14th inst., Mrs William Anderson, of a daughter, George Reid, merchant, Glasgow.

At 15, South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, on the 16th inst., Mrs

Badenoch, of a son. Thomas Kydd, clothier, in Arbroath.

At the Manse of Kilmanivaig, on the 5th inst., Mrs. M'Intyre, of a John Reid, grocer, and merchant in Glasgow.

son. William Anderson, junior, merchant, Leith.

On the 9th instant, the Lady Lucy Eleanor Lowther, of a daughter, James Kay, sometime merchant in Stirling, now weaver and At 8, Great Stuart Street, on the 14th instant, the Lady of William manufacturer in Partick.

Robertson, Esq., of a son.

At her father's house, Stratford Green, Essex, on the 11th inst., Mrs Patrick and Thomas Smith, grain merchants in Glasgow.

Alexander M.Neil of Collonsay, of a daughter. Stodart and Martin, wholesale merchants, commission agents At Cathcart Manse, on the 12th inst., Mrs. James Smith of a daughter, and brokers, Leith, and of Laurence Stodart and Andrew Mar At 6, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, on the 16th inst., Mrs. Fletcher

of a son. tin, partners of said firm, and as individuals.

At 112, West Regent Street, Glasgow, on the 16th inst., Mrs Wm J. and G. Shaw, cabinet makers, Glasgow.

Smith, of a daughter, Peter Birrell, bookseller and stationer, Cupar-Fife.

At 61, Regent Street, Glasgow, on the 15th inst., Mrs. Alexander

Mitchell, of a daughter.
OBITUARY.

At 20, York Place, on the 4th instant, Mrs. Lee, of a daughter.

At St. Andrew's Square, on the 20th instant, the Lady of Colonel William Sutherland, senior, of Kilpheader, died at his Stewart, East India Conpany's Service, of twins.

At 5, Albany Place, Glasgow, on the 22d instant, Mrs Clunie, of a residence in the Crosscauseway on the 5th inst., in the

daughter. B1st year of his age. He was said to be the eldest male Ať 3, Caledonia Street, Paisley, on the 22d instant, Mrs M.Lean, of descendant of the Earls of Sutherland, and enjoyed a

At the Manse, Kirkintilloch, on the 21st instant, Mrs Tannahill, of small annuity from the present Countess, in respect of his Gillustrious descent.

At I, Stafford Street, on the 23d instant, Mrs Nunn of a daughter.

On the 11th instant, Mrs Macalister of Glenbars, of a daughter. DEATH OF LORD MACDONALD.-On Satuarday the 13th,

At 9, Newington Place, on the 25th instant. Mrs. H. Pilans of a aged 57, the Right Hon. Godfrey Bosville Macdonald, of daughter. Thorpe, near Bridlington, in the county of York, and of At 14, Scotland Street, on the 27th instant. Mrs Balfour, of a daugh. Armidill Castle, Isle of Sky, North Britain, a Lieutenant- ter. General in the army. He is succeeded by bis eldest son, James

MARRIAGES William, now Lord Macdonald.

At Smith's Place, on the

2d current, of Stirling, M. R. C. Smart, THE LAST OF THE OLD SCHOOL OF IRISH WARRIORS. - Engraver, Edinburgh, to Emily Margaret, daughter of Mr. Samuel Died lately at Vienna, at the patriarchal age of 92, Andrew

Morton.
Count
O'Reilly (not the same mentioned by Lord Byron), Gen- Margaret, daughter of William M'Kinnon,

Esq.

At Aberdeen, on the 27th ultimo, John Smith, jun. Esq. advocate, to eral of cavalry in the Austrian army, Chamberlain, Comman

At Heath Cottage, near Inverness, on the 26th ultimo, Lieutenant. der of the Imperial Military Order of Maria Teresa, Colonel Colonel R. Robertson, of the Bombay army, to Harriet, second daughProprietaire of the 3d regiment of Light Horse, &c. Count ter of Robert Pierson, Esq. of Riga. O'Reilly was the second son of James O'Reilly, of Ballincough; R.N., second son of the Late James Corbett Porterfield, Esq. of Porter:

27, , , . county of Westmeath. Ao important incident in the early field,

' to Margaret, daughter of Patrick Borthwick, Esq. part of General O'Reilly's career is not unworthy of notice, At Arden, Lanarkshire, on the 27th ultimo, James Winstanley, Hastrative as it is of the manners of the period, termed Esq. Newcastle-upon.Tyné, to Christina Speid, youngest danghter of -hivalric, but which the fastidious of modern times would call Robert Jaineson, Esg. W. s.

At Glasgow, on the 4th instant, William Todd, Esq. merchant, Cork, emi-barbaric. He and a brother officer—the Count de Klebels.

to Miss Helen King, daughter of the late John King, Esq. of Fowlwood. merg-were rivals in their pretensions to the hand of a rich At Kirkbride, on the 1st instant, Montgomery Cuninghame, Esq. se, -od beautiful Bohemian heiress, the Countess Wuyrboa. As cond son of Sir James Montgomery Cunninghame, Baronet, of Corse

hill and Kirktonholm, to Miss Charlotte Niven D. Hutcheson, of oth could not succeed, they determined on removing any

Southfield. ifficulty the lady might feel in selection by a duel a outrance. At Teignmouth, on the 25th ultimo, James Staunton Lambert, Esq. The intended affair was, however, reported to the authorities, M.P. to the Hon. Camden Elizabeth, only child of the late Camden od they were both placed under arrest

Their purpose was

Gray, ninth Lord Kircudbright. ot, however, to be thus summarily defeated ; they accordingly, rif.substitute of Caithness.shire, to Williamina, youngest daughter of

Ai Thrumster, on the 19th ultimo, James Gregg, Esq. advocate, she. etook themselves to Poland-and there, in the neutral terri.

James Innes, Esg. of Thrumster. ory of Cracow, met and fought. For a considerable time At Perth on the 26th current, by the Rev. Mr. Esdaile, John More, ictory was doubtful; at length, however, the antagonist of Esq. accountant of the Royal Bank,

to Helen Elphinstone,

daughter O'Reilly bit the dust, but not until the latter had received of the late Walter Lockhart, Esq. Depute-Clerk of Session. maay dangerous wounds.

The lady's

affections, hand, and Esq. of that town, to Elizabeth, daughter of William Fowler, Esq. of ortuno were the reward of the conqueror.

Edinburgh.

& son,

e son.

ton.

At London, on the 26th ultimo, Robert Paton, Esq. W.S. to Isabella On the 3d current, at his house, 25, Regent Terrace, Edintriga, only daughter of Thos. Phipps, Esq London,

Mr. William Marshall, jeweller. At Tynningham, on the 26th ultimo, Mr. James Forest, baker, Rel. At Ayr, on the Ist instant, Mrs. Tulloh, relict of Alexander Tubb haven, to Jane, the daughter of Mr. Adam Dickson, Tynningham. Esq. of Burgie.

At Linlithgow, on the ed instant, Robert Speeden, Esq. tanner tbere, At Whitfield House, Leith Walk, on the 4th instant, Csexo to Elsie, eldest daughter of the Rev. Alexander Knowles, minister Richard Ferguson, of his Majesty's 2d regiment of dragoon , there.

now quartered at Piershill Barracks. At Meerut, East Indies, on the 8th March last, William Henry At Cupar-Fife, on the 4th instant, Mr. David Gray, merchant ther, Griham, Esq., engineer service, to Margaret Reid, eldest daughter of after a few hours. illness. George Stedman, Esq., S.S.C., writer in Kinross.

At Marshall Place, Perth, on the 26th ultimo, Jane Margaret ta By special license, at Tralee, on Saturday last, Maurice O'Connell, wife of the Reverend John Johnston. Esq., M.P. for the county of Clare, to Mary Frances, only daughter At the Manse of Dunbog, on the 26th ult, the Rer. James Keren, of Blinden Scott, Esq., of Cabercon.

minister of Dunbog, in the bothyear of his age and 40th of his teis At Paisley, 9th inst., James Orr, Esq., Crofthead, to Catherine, daugh At Union Street, Glasgow, on the 10th instant, suddenly, Mr. Esto ter of the late William Orr, Esq.

Aitken, wine merchant. At Wishaw, on the 9th October, Mr. James Hamilton, of New Or. At Gallowgate, suddenly on the sth inst., Mary Dickie, wife of leans, to Miss Jane, daughter of the late William Duncan, Esq , writer Robert Thallon, merchant, Glasgow, much and justig regretted. in Hamilton,

Suddenly, at 131, West Regent Street, Glasgow, on the 10th, L: At Moffat, on the sth inst., the Rev. Coll Turner, minister of the Alexander Buchannn, Old Monkland, aged 78. Scottish Church, Workington, to Jessy, second daughter of Alexander At Langlands-house, Kilmarnock, on the 6th current, Wire Craig, Esq., Burnbraes.

Rankin, Esq., chief magistrate of Kilmarnock. At Delhi, on the 5th of May, Brigade-Major William Ramsay, Hon. At his house, 41, York Place, on the 4th current, Alexander Baca East India Company's service, Bengal establishment, to Miss Susan Esq., W.S,, after a few hours' illness. Hay Crichton, eldest daughter of the late William Ballantyne At 4, Heriot Row, on the 3d instant, Mrs. Christine Jamesos, vit Crichton, Esq. Dalkeith.

of James Robert Hart, Esq. of Drumcrosshall. At Addington, Surrey, on the 12th inst. the Rev. J. Adolphus Wright, At her house, 10, Hart street,

on the 7th instant, Mrs. Brolis, youngest son of Ichabod Wright, Esq. of Mapperly, Notts, to Harriet of the late Mr. Wm. Brodie, writer, Edinburgh. Elizabeth, [youngest daughter of his Grace the Archbishop of Canter. On the 1st current, Mr. Malcolm Morison, merchant, St. An bury.

Street. At Derrynane Abbey, on Sunday the 8th instant, Charles O'Connell, At Lixmount, on the 7th instant, Mrs Williamson Ramsay, afla of Bahoss, Esq., to Kate, second daughter of Daniel O'Connell, Esq., M.P.

On the 15th of September, Captain Lock, the distinguished at At Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the 222 August, Mr. Alexander Henry, artist, was drowned in the lake of Como. of Greenock, to Jean, eldest daughter of Mr. James Reid of Edin

At Charlotte Square, on the 12th instant, Thomas Scott, Fælles burgh.

son of F. Carteret Scott, Esq. At Ross Priory, Dumbartonshire, on the 19th instant, Alexander

At 3, Moray Street, on the 9th inst., William Bertram, EG, DE Wellesley Leith, Esq. advocate, eldest son of Major-General Sir George chant in Leith Leith, Bart, to Jemima Jean, second daughter of the late Hector Mac

At Edinburgh, on the 10th inst, Mr. George Watson, Boss donald Buchanan, Esq. of Ross and Drumakil.

College Street. At Edinburgh, on the 18th instant, William Alexander, Esq. W.S., At Dalkeith, on the 10th inst. Mr. Robert Aitken, merchant, the to Jessy Mercer, eldest daughter of Alexander Gordon, Esq., 7, Wind. At Whitefield, on the 12th inst., Margaret, daughter of Thiesta, sor Street,

Esq. W.S. At Glasgow, on the 16th instant, the Rev. William Carsewell, of At Edinburgh, on the 9th inst., aged fourteen, the Hon. Alexa Eaglesham, to Mary, second daughter of the late Thomas Cuthbertson, Kennedy, second son of the late Earl of Cassillis Esq. of Lyon Cross.

At 110, Prince's Street, Edinburgh, on the lith inst. Professo. At Bath, on the 4th instant, W. leaf, Esq. of Elgin, to Miss Rose, bald Baird, of St Andrews. sister of Sir George Rose, one of the Judges of the Court of Review.

At Edinburgh, on the 9th inst., Margaret, daughter of the deceased At Shergarton, on the 23d instant, the Rev. Thomas Anderson James Fogo, Esq, of Killorn. Crawford, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late John Harvie, Esq. At Dunfermline, on the 10th inst., Mrs. Birrell, relict of the lat of Shergarton.

W. Birrell, manufacturer there. At Chapelton, on the 23d instant, by the Rev. Mr Currie, Cumber. At Symington House, Gala Water, on the 12th inst. Mr nauld, Mr Peter Taylor, Kelt, to Mrs Isabella Rennie.

Berwick, Brewer, Edinburgh, At 5, Atholl Place, on the 21th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Muir, James At Sprouston Manse, on the 12th inst, the Rev. Ninian Tratt. Tait, jun. Esq. Hailes, to Jane, ouly danghter of John Wilson, Esq. At Huntly Place, Inverness, on the 14th_inst. Margaret, medt. of Garden Estate, Trinidad,

late Capt. John Mackenzie of Greenyard, Ross-shire. At Echt House, Aberdeenshire, on the 23d instant, Patrick Watson At Cowieston, Paisley, on the 17th inst.,

aged 51, Mr. Durse HT. Carnegy, Esq. of Lour and Turin, Forfarshire, to Rachel Ann, eldest derson, 50 years of which he lived in the same House in whid ki. daughter of James Forbes, Esq. of Echt.

although only a tenant. This gentleman's name is fadite t 3 Ai Clearburn House, on the 23d instant, Mr. George Ferme, jun. readers, from his zealous endeavours to introduce the grori CS farmer, Rosebery House, to Ann, only daughter of Mr John Plummer. bett's corn into Scotland.

At Viewforth Place, Edinburgh, on the 23d inst. by the Rev. Dr. At Dumfries, on the 10th inst., John M Gie, Esq. surgeon. Gordon, the Rev. William Scott Moncrieff, of Penicuick, to Hectorina At Dumfries, on the 11th inst., Mr. James Thomson, architect, les youngest daughter of James Robertson, Esq.

Convener of the Incorporations.

At Dumfries, on the 9th inst., Mr. John M.Minn, merchant. DEATHS.

At her residence at Glencaple, near Dumfries, on the I thout, * Here, on the 30th ultimo, Mr. George Mirry, Tobacconist,

Charlotte Maxwell, daughter of the late Edward Maxwell, Es At Dundee, on the 28th ultimo, John Rutherford, builder.

At Dumfries, on the 12th inst., at a very advanced age, Ni. At Warriston, on the 26t ultimo, Miss Agnes Greig, daughter of Strong, turner. The deceased ofbciated as elerk in the Episcopal ** the late Alexander Greig, Esq.

pel there, and even up to the Sunday preceding his death, the At Edinburgh, on the 23d ultimo, after a short illness, Mr. Lachlan been once absent during the long period of 47 years, or 9444 Satata Shaw, printer.

At his house, in (ullan's Close, South Back of Canongate, a At his house in kort. William, on the 20th ultimo, the right Rev. instant, John Rutherford, currier, much respected ; aged a Dr. Ronald M'Donald, Roman Catholic Bishop in the western district of Scotland.

At 8, Atholl Place, on the 13th instant, Mrs Isabella Adani na At his residence, No. 2, Eldon Square, Newcastle, on the 27th ult. the late Robert Brown, W.S. aged 30, after a severe and lingering illness, Walter Skerret Morison, At 5, Buccleuch Street, on the 20th instant, Mrs Agnrs Handset Esq. M'D. His upright character and truly amiable disposition, during spouse of Mr John Arnot, and daughter of Peter Handske, baina his short career in life, will cause him, in death, to be sincerely and Greenball. deeply regretted, by a sorrowing family and a large circle of friends. At his house, 38, Minto Street, Newington, on the 4th instant, den

At Woodside, near Kelso, on the 26th ultimo, Mrs. Ann Park, re Chambers, clothier, 47, George Street, aged fifty-eight years. lict of the late Edward Park, Esq. Newcastle-upon Tyne.

At Dalkeith, on the 16th instant, Peter Leyden Tartance, e On the 27th ultimo, at his residence on Summer Hill, Dublin, Lord George Torrance, baker, Edinburgh. Viscount Harberton, aged 70 years. The title devolves upon his next At Edinburgh, on the 18th instant, of apoplexy, P. M. Bertan, Esk brother, the Hon. and Rev. John Pomeroy, Vicar of St. Anne's parish. surgeon, R.N.

In Ferns Court, Kevin Street, Dublin, on Saturday, se'onnight, At 12, Cassels Place, Leith Walk, on the 19th instant, Mos e Aaron Botts, a Chelsea extra pensioner, aged 106 years. He served in beth Hardie, relict of vir John Hardie, merchant, Edinburgh most of the general engagements in America, and was the subject of At Benfield, near (usar Fife, on the 2nd ultimo, Mr Jarnes bus four Kings

in the ninety-fifth year of his age At Dunbar, on Thursday the 27th ultimo, in the 49th year of his age, At Old Greenlaw, Berwickshire, on the loth instant, Mr. Aliex Mr. George Turnbull, surgeon.

Hogg, farmer there. At his house, 52, West Nile Street, Glasgow, on the lst instant, Wil. At Whinkerstanes, Berwickshire, on the 16th instant, Mr. La liam Lang, Fsq.

Thomson, farmer there, in the ninety-first year of his age. At Inverness, on the 21st ultimo, of cholera, Dr. George Forbes, phy. At Banff, on the 9th instant, George Lemmon, Esq. merebart, sician, aged 66.

sixty-one years. Lately, at Montrose, at the house of her brother, Sir George Ogilv : , At the Manse of Chapel of Garioch, on the 13th instant, Jse L Bart, Sarah Susannah, eldest daughter of the late Sir David Ogilvy, rymple, youngest son of the Rev. Henry Simson. Bart. of Barras.

At Inverary, on the lith inst. Duncan Campbell, Esq. af Dan On 30th Sept., in King Street, Mary Muirhcad, wife of Mr. Thomas gine, late Sheriff-substitute of Argyllshire. Marshall, merchant, Glasgow. At Dumfries, on the 30th ultimo, John Bryden, Esq. wine merchant. At Edinburgh, on the 25th ultimo, Captain William Foggo, of the EDINBURGH: Printed by and for Jous JOHNSTONE, 19. Se dar. Hon. East India Company's Bengal Service. At 7, London Street, on the 25th ultimo, Mr. Walter Turnbull, ac

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No. 4.-Vol. I.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1832.

PRICE THREE-HALFPENCE,

CONSERVATIVE MEETINGS

NEWS OF THE MONTH. waited the critical moment of the active com

mencement of preparations for hostility, and as We see the month close, in the singular predi- soon as the British feet sailed, at their cament of not being able to tell our readers whether Great Britain is at peace or war with Hol- endeavoured to excite the Dutch against England, land. PEACE is the interest and the desire of and plunge the country into an inevitable war. A this country, and peace must be the earnest wish general war is now the forlorn hope of the Tory of the government, which is, however, so entangled party, and they have done, and are doing, their and hampered by the policy pursued by the Duke best to promote it, while hypocritically deprecatof Wellington's administration, that till those con ing its commencement. The moment a French ditions are fulfilled to which it is pledged, we army passed the Belgian frontier, and that the commust, in alliance with France, assume an attitude bined fleets of Britain and France appeared in the of hostility. These conditions are the restoration Scheldt, there is every reason to believe that Dutch of Antwerp to the Belgians, and the free naviga- good sense would have carried it over Dutch tion of the Scheldt, a freedom important to every bravado, save for the hypocritical Conservatives at commercial state, and to none more than to Bri- home. They have held meetings in all their tain, To enforce these conditions, after far too strongholds, but, we are glad to see, have made much time had been granted the Dutch King - no impression on the people—who detest war, but time worse than wasted, since it has confirmed him also understand and detest the Tory policy. Even in his obstinate purpose, and given him leisure to their meetings have been insignificant, but they tell prepare for carrying his objects by force of arms— in Holland, and keep up the spirit of the Dutch to our fleet, in conjunction with that of France, has the fighting pitch. Copies of the address to the occupied the mouth of the Scheldt, while a French King against the Dutch war, voted by the Barings, army, of 75,000, bas entered Belgium, and now and such like, at their packed meeting in the City menaces the fortress of Antwerp. An embargo has of London Tavern, are posted on the walls of every been laid on the Dutch shipping in this country, town in Holland, to prove how unpopular the war and every post may bring us intelligence of the is at home, and shew them, that by holding out, French, under Marshal Gerard, having begun the Britain must be humbled! The Tory papers are siege of the citadel of Antwerp. Nor have we now actually exulting at the strength of the Dutch a doubt, that this post, unjustly occupied by the army, and in the hope of its triumph over France Dutch, will be defended with the utmost obstinacy. and England, knowing, as well they know, that the The Dutch have not yet laid any embargo on our army of the King of Holland is but the advanced shipping in the ports of Holland. This is a part guard of the army of despotism. of their policy; as they wish to conciliate the THE EDINBURGI CONSERVATIVE MEETING was commercial and manufacturing interests of this held on the 22d. It was but a poor affair, on the country, and by detaching Britain from France, whole, which no one seemed to think it worth render Belgium an easy conquest. They have, while to knock on the head. The address is left however, called out the whole of the militia, and the for signature, and will receive the names usually address, or order of the day, of the commander of the beat up for on such occasions. It may, however, garrison of Antwerp, General Chassé, reads very be destined to the honour of being posted like that of a man in earnest. With the reduc on the walls of the Dutch towns, and help tion of Antwerp, and the establishment of the free to animate a people with whom, before it was voted navigation of the Scheldt, we trust this war Britain was all but at war, to hostile resistance. may end, if it go even so far; and boldly may we So much for Conservative patriotism. The meetaffirm, that save for the part played by the Tories ing at London has received the thanks of the of this country, it never might have gone so far. Dutch merchants for the co-operation of its mer. To them we shall owe this short war, or violent bers with General Chassé against Britain and expulsion of the Dutch from the usurped fortress, France ! Perhaps our addressers may be simiwhich commands the commerce of Belgium. They larly honoured. Had the friends of freedom in

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