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reducing the deeds, on the ground, that in High Life below Stairs.-A gentleman the year 1808, when they were executed, his in Cochrane Street, Glasgow, having reLordship was so blind as not to be able to ceived private information that his maid. read any written instrument or printed book; servants were frequently in the practice of and that they were not read over to him, acting high life below stairs, got two police. and signed in the presence of all the sub- officers into his house on Wednesday night; scribing witnesses, as the law of Scotland and having gone down with them about requires. These allegations were last year eleven o'clock, he found his two servants found proved by verdicts in the Jury very comfortably seated, with their two Court ; and Lord Pitmilly, the Lord Or. lovers, at a table well furnished with eatdinary on this cause, has now applied the ables, and with four bottles of wine, one law to those verdicts, (after pleadings at of rum, and one of whisky. There were bar and full memorials,) by a judgment, re four spare covers and glasses, from which ducing the deeds of entail and of trust chal. it was supposed that another quartette was lenged, and decerning, in terms of the libel, expected, more particularly as the silver in favour of the present Noble Lord. candlesticks of the family were used on the
Scottish Burgh Reform.-We observe, occasion. The whole of the party were from the proceedings of Parliament, that carried off to the police office; and, upon a Lord A. Hamilton has given notice of a farther search, duplicates of most of the motion on this important subject. Since keys of the house were found in the trunk our last publication, the burgesses of Jed- of one of the girls, whose lover is a smith burgh, Sanquhar, Wigton, and Dysart, have to trade. expressed their sentiments in unison with the 10.- New Churches. A respectable inhabitants of other towns already noticed ; meeting (consisting of the Archbishop of and the Magistrates of Jedburgh have agreed Canterbury, the Bishops of London, Glouto join their fellow citizens in an application cester, Chester, and Llandaff, and, indeed, to Parliament. Most of the Incorporations nearly the whole bench of Bishops, toin Glasgow have now passed resolutions on gether with the Duke of Northumberland, the subject, and the Glasgow Chronicle Lord Sidmouth, and about 25 lay peers) says, that “ most of the enlightened mem was held on Friday, at the Free-masons' Ta, “ bers of the Town Council are decidedly vern, London, for the purpose of forming a “ in favour of an amendment in the set of Society, and raising a fund in aid of an in“ the burgh.” On the 2d instant the In- tended Parliamentary grant for building corporation of Hammermen of Edinburgh churches. Several appropriate resolutions voted L. 50 out of their funds in aid of the were passed. litigation now in progress to set aside the Savings Banks. These establishments late election of Magistrates ; and on the 6th are rapidly increasing throughout the counthe inhabitants of Dumfries transmitted a try. It appears from returns lately made petition to be presented to Parliament, to the House of Commons, that, from the praying for an alteration in the set of that 6th of August 1817, to the 5th January burgh.
1818, no less a sum than L. 325,054 has Singular Accident.—A very remarkable been received by the Commissioners for accident took place on Tuesday afternoon. the reduction of the national debt, from As two young lads of Alloa were walking the trustees of the Saving Banks in Great on a very dangerous part on the top of Britain, to be applied in the purchase of the tower of Clackmannan, the height of stock for the subscribers. This sum has which is about ninety feet, a sudden gust purchased L. 376,733 of three per cent. of wind came, which suddenly precipitated stock. the two lads down the fore wall; but they Royal Marriages.-The marriage of the both alighted on a cart of hay, which hap- Duke of Cambridge to the Princess of pened to be passing at the time, and for. Hesse is said to be fixed for the 24th intunately were more afraid than hurt.
The Princess Elizabeth is to be Mr William Muir of Kelso has, by a united to Prince Frederick Joseph Louis very simple process, constructed an appa- of Hesse Hombourg, who is hereditary ratus which produces gas sufficient to sup- Prince, and in his 45th year. The reignply ten different burners, the flame of each ing Duke is in his 71st year. The Princess far surpassing that of the largest candle, will have a marriage portion of L. 40,000, and which completely illuminates his shop, and her annual income is L. 15,000. Rework-shop, and dwelling-house, with the port also says, that a matrimonial nego most pure pellucid brightness, the cost of ciation is on foot between the Duke of which is only about threepence per night. Clarence and a Princess of Denmark ; but Wax-cloth bags have been invented, which, which of the ladies it does not mention. when inflated with gas, are removed at The King's daughter is 25 years of age ; pleasure from place to place, and, when ig- the daughters of his uncle are both older, nited, they answer all the purposes of can. and are widows. dles.
Abstract of the Net Produce of the Revenue in the years and Quarters ended 5th Ja.
nuary 1817 and 1818.
Total Net Revenue...) £57,360,694 £47,277,450|| £13,831,181 £13,667,012
Acts passed in the 57th Year
of the Reign of George III. or in the Fifth Session of the Fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom.
CAP. CXII. To amend an Act of the 25th Cap. CXIV. To continue until the 1st year of the reign of his present Majesty, day of August 1818, two Acts of his prefor better regulating the office of Treasurer sent Majesty, allowing the bringing of Coals, of his Majesty's Navy, as far as respects Culm, and Cinders to London and Westthe Mode of Applications for certain ser minster.July 11. vices in the Victualling Department.-July Cap. CXV. To extend the Provisions of 11, 1817.
an Act of the 12th year of his late Majesty CAP. CXIII. To prevent the further Cir. King George I. and an Act of the 22d year culation of Dollars and Tokens issued by of his late Majesty King George II. against the Governor and Company of the Bank of payment of Labourers in Goods or by England for the Convenience of the Pub- Truck, and to secure their Payment in the lic. July 11,
lawful Money of the Realm, to Labourers Circulation of Bank dollars and tokens to employed in the Manufacture of Articles cease after March 25, 1818, upon penalty made of Steel, or of Steel and Iron comfor each dollar so uttered, of forfeiting not bined, and Plated Articles, or of other Ar. more than L.5, nor less than 40s. ; but they ticles of Cutlery.—July 11. may be presented at the Bank till March 25, CAP. CXVI. For limiting the Time now 1820.
allowed by Law for the Production of the
Certificate of due Delivery of Goods re such Frames ; and to make until the 1st
relict and of Seizures for Breach of ReveCAP. CXVII. To regulate the issuing nue, Colonial, Navigation, and Slave Aboof Extents in Aid.July 11.
lition Laws.July 11. CAP. CXVIII. For authorizing the Exe CAP. CXXVIII. For extending the Ex. cutors or Administrators of deceased li- emptions from the Duties granted by cercensed Navy Agents to receive Prize Mo- tain Acts of the 43 and 45th years of his ney, Bounty Money, and other Allowances present Majesty's Reign; and for altering of Money upon Orders given to such de the Manner of claiming and ascertaining ceased Agents.—July 11.
the Exemptions to be granted. July 11. CAP. CXIX. To exempt British and CAP. CXXIX. For vesting in his Ma. Irish Stone Bottles made and used for the jesty a certain Part of the Open Commons sole purpose of containing Liquid Blacking, and Waste Lands within the Manor or Roy. from the Duties of Excise on Stone Bottles alty of Rialton and Retraighe, alias Re granted by an Act of this Session of Par- terth, in the Parish of St Columb Major, liament.—July 11.
in the County of Cornwall.July 11. Cap. CXX. To authorize the Court of Cap. CXXX. To encourage the EstaDirectors of the East India Company to blishment of Banks for Savings in England. make extraordinary Allowance in certain July 12. cases to the Owners of certain Ships in the 'The rules of each of these institutions to Service of the said Company. - July 11. be entered in a book and a copy deposited
CAP. CXXI. For regulating Payments with the clerk of the peace. Officers not to to the Treasurer of the Navy under the have any benefit in the institution. Friendly Heads of Old Stores and Imprests. Societies may subscribe any portion of their July 11.
funds into the funds of Provident InstituCap. CXXII. To extend the Provi- tione. Treasurers to give security if resions of an Act of the 12th year of his late quired. The effects of the institutions to be Majesty King George I. and an Act of the vested in trustees for the time being without 22d year of his late Majesty King George fresh assignment, who may bring and deII. against Payment of Labourers in Goods fend actions. Money not to be placed out or by Truck, and to secure their Payment on personal security. The Bank of England in the lawful Money of this Realm, to La on receiving L. 50' from any Saving Bank bourers employed in the Collieries or in the shall open an account in the name of the working and getting of Coal in the United Commissioners for National Debt, who shall Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland ; issue debentures in favour of such Saving and for extending the Provisions of the Bank, bearing interest at 3d. per cent. per said Acts to Scotland and Ireland, day. To obtain the privilege of paying mo. July 11.
ney into the Bank of England, no person CAP. CXXIII. For imposing a Duty shall be allowed to pay into the saying bank of Excise on the Excess of Spirits made more than L. 100 in the first year, and L. 60 from Corn in England above the Propor- every year afterwards. tion of Nineteen Gallons of Spirits for every CAP. CXXXI. For the better regulation One Hundred Gallons of Wash; and for of Polls, and for making other Provisions further securing the Duties on Wort or touching the Election of Members to serve Wash made for distilling Spirits in Eng, in Parliament for Places in Ireland. July land, and for authorizing the Shipment of 12. Rum for Stores in Casks containing Sixty CAP. CXXXII. Por applying certain Gallons.July 11.
Moneys therein mentioned for the Service Cap. CXXIV. To amend an Act made of the Year 1817, and for further approin the present Session of Parliament, for priating the Supplies granted in this Session anthorizing the Issue of Exchequer Bills, of Parliament. and the advance of Money for carrying on Public Works and Fisheries, and Employ. The number of public general Acts ment of the Poor.--July 11.
passed in this Session is
122 CAP. CXXV. To authorize the driving Local and Personal Acts declared and keeping a Hackney Coach or Chariot public
76 under the same Licence.July 11. Private Acts, printed
38 Cap. CXXVI. To repeai an Act passed Private Acts, not printed in the 54th year of his piesent Majesty, tor the Punishment of Persons destroying
Total 300 Stocking or Lace Frames and Articles in
PATENTS LATELY ENROLLED.
JOSEPH CLAUDE NIEPEE, of Firth Street, engines. Communicated to him by a foreigner Soho Square, Middlesex; for certain improve residing abroad. Dec. 15. ments in the means of propelling boats and othet JEAN FREDERICK, Marquis de CHABANtessels. Cominunicated to him by a foreigner NES, of Drury-lane, Middlesex; for certain inresiding abroad. November 25, 1817.
provements upon his inventions applicable to the FRANCIS BALSLEE of Oxford Street, Middle purposes of warıning, cooling, and conducting air sex, Stationer; for certain improvements on in houses and other buildings, and also of warmmachinery used for cutting paper. Nov. 28. ing, cooling, evaporating, condensing, and taking
JOHN HAGUE, of Pearl Street, Spitall-fields, the residuum from liquids, and to other useful Middlesex, Engineer; for certain improvements purposes. Partly communicated to him by a fo in the method of expelling inolasses or syrup from reigner residing abroad. Dec. 19. sugars, and also in the refining of sugars. Nov. 28. JEAN FREDERICK, Marquis de CHABANJOHN TURNER, of Birmingham, Warwick NES, of Drury-Lane, Middlesex; for a new me shire, Button-maker; for certain improvements thod of constructing pipes or tubes of copper, in the plating copper or brass, or a mixture of sheet-lead, sheet-iron, tin, or other metals, of copper and brass with pure or standard gold, or mixture of metals, capable of being reduced into gold mixed with a greater portion of alloy, and sheets. Dec. 19. in the preparation of the same for rolling into JOHN LEWIS, clothier, WILLIAM LEWIS, sheets. Dec. 5.
dyer, and WILLIAM DAVIS, engineer, all of WILLIAM BUSK, of Ponsbourn-park, Hert Brunscomb, Gloucestershire; for certain improvefordshire, and ROBERT HARVEY, of Epping, ments on wire-gig mills, for the purpose of dresExex, victuallers; for their certain improvements sing woollen and other cloths, that may require in the means or mode of making pipes and tubes
Dec. 19. of porcelain, clay, or other ductile substances. ARTHUR HOWE HOLDWORTH, of DartDec. 5,
mouth, Devon, Esq.; for his improveinents on WILLIAM STRATTON, of Gutter-lane, gasometers. Dec, 19. Cheapside, London, Engineer; for his improve THOMAS PAPPS, No. 4, Clayton Place, Kenments on certain part or parts of gas apparatus. nington, Surrey, accountant; for certain improve Dec. 5.
ments in books of aceounts, commonly known JOSEPH WILD, of Pyle-well-house, South under the names or denomination of cash-book, ampton, Esq. for a machine for separating corn, bought and sale day-books, or journal and ledger. grain, and seeds, from the straw. Dec. 5.
Dec. 19. STEPHEN PRICE, of Stroud, Gloucester WILLIAM CLELAND, of Bolton-le-Moors, shire, Engineer; for his improved substitute for Lancashire, gentleman; for his improvement in tesles to be used in the dressing of woollen cloth the bleaching of flax and hemp, and also in the or fabrics which require dressing., Dec. 5. bleaching of yarn and cloth, or other goods made
MOSES POOLE, of Lincoln's Inn, Old Square, of either of these articles. Dec. 20.
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
II. ECCLESIASTICAL. Dec. 3, 1817.-John Gunning, Esq. to be Sur Jan. 12, 1818.—The Rev. H. H. Phillips to the geod-Extraordinary to his Majesty.
Rectory of Folkton, near Scarborough. 31.-George Sınáth Gibbs, M. D. and F. R. S to – Rev. D. Hoste, to the Rectory of Hopton, be her Majesty's Physician Extraordinary, and Suffolk. Williain Tudor, Esq. to be her Majesty's Surgeon - Rev. A. E. Hobart, to the Rectory of BenExtraordinary.
nington, near Boston. Jan. 2, 1818.-John Stockdale, Esq. to be Stand 15.---The Senate of the University of Glasgow, ard Bearer to his Majesty's Band of Gentlemen has conferred the degree of Doctor of Divinity on Pensioners.
the Rev. William Manuel, minister of the Scots 8.-Major-General Sir Peregrine Maitland, K. Church, London Wall. C. B. to be Lieutenant-Governor of the province 24.-Rev. W.W. Dickens, to the Rectory of of Upper Canada.
Adisham cum Staple. 16-William Wright, Esq. to be Surgeon Aurist 30.--Mr Alexander Torrance, to be Assistant in Extraordinary to her Majesty,
and Successor to his father in the pastoral charge 19.-Major-General Sir John Keane, K. C. B. to of the parish of Glencorse. be Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the 1sl. Feb. 2.-Rev. R. M. Austin, to the Rectory of and of St Lucie.
Rowliston, Wilts. 24–The Right Hon. Frederiek John Robin - Rev. S. Picart, to the Rectory of Hartlebury, son, and in his absence, the Right Hon. Thomas Worcestershire. Wallace, to be President of the Board of Trade. 3.--Mr James Paterson, to be minister of the
- Mr Andrew Wilson, Painter, to be Master of Associate Congregation of Auchtergaven. the Academy in Edinburgh, belonging to the Trus 7.-Rev, T. Pearce, M. A. to the Rectory of tees for Manufactures, &c. in Scotland.
Hawkinge, and perpetual Curacy of Folkestone, 30.- The Crown has instituted two new Profes Kent. sorships in the University of Glasgow, Chernistry The Senatus Academicus of the Marischal Cok and Botany, To the fóriner chair Dr Thomas lege and University of Aberdeen have conferred the Thomson has been presented, and Dr Robert degree of D. D. upon the Rev. Thomas Rors, Graharn to the latter.
minister of Kilmanivaig, in the Presbytery of Abtt. Feb. 6.-Sir Janes Mackintosh, M. P. to be Pro tarif, and Synod of Glenelg. Hasor of Law in the East India College at Herts,
To be Deans, the Hon. and Rev. Edward Knox Member Returned to serve in Parliament.
to the diocese of Down; the Hon. G. Gore to Kit Feb. 7.- The Right Hon. F. J. Robinson, for lala. Tuam-J. Radcliffe, Esq. LL. D. is appoinsthe botuugh of Ripon.
and Vicar-General, vice Buton.
GAR. Lieut. Gen. Sir Lowry Cole, G. C. B. to be
Gov. of Gravesend and Tilbury Fort, Brevet Capt. Lord George Lennox, 9 Dr. to be
vice Sir J. Floyd, dead 15th Jan. 1818. Major in the army
25th Oct. 1817. Capt. T. Poppleton, 53 F. to be Major in
Staff and Miscellaneous. the army
Lieut. Col. Lord Cha. Manners, 3 Dr. to be Ex. 8 Dr. Gen. Sir B. Tarleton, Bt. fm. 21 Dr. to
tra Aide-de-camp to H. R. H. the Prince Re be Col. vice Sir J. Floyd, dead
18th Jan. 1818.
gent, with the rank of Col. vice Baron Eben, dismissed
8th Nov. 1817. 9 Ass. Surg. J. Tobin, fm. 50 F. to be Ass.
F. Cockburn, to be Dep. Qua. Mas. Surg. vice M‘Andrew, h. p. 84 F. Ist do.
Gen. to the Forces in Canada, vice Myers, dead 11 J. K. Stewart, to be Cornet by purch. vice
25th Dec. 1817. James, prom.
Ilth Dec. 1817.
Lieut. T. Hill, fm. h. p. to be Adj. of a Rec. Dis 14 W. T. Carruthers, to be Cornet by purch.
trict, vice Gladwin, h. p.
18th do. vice Hammond, ret.
Staff Surg. T. O'Maley, fm. h. p. to be Surg. to 20 R. B. Russel, to be Cornet by purch. vicc
the Forces, vice Safe, dead
11th Dec. Willcox, prom.
1st Jail, 1818. 21 M. Gen. LordR. E. H. Somerset, K.C. B.
Exchanges. to be Col, vice Sir B. Tarleton. 8 Dr.
Lieut. Col. Symes, froin 69 F. with Lieut. Col. 15th do.
Sturt, 80 F.
Bailey, from 30 F. with Major Dal-
11th Dec. 1817.
rympton, 80 F. 3F.Gds. W. H. Judd, to be Assist. Surg. vice Brev. Major Russell, from 20 F. rec. diff. with Tyndal, res.
1st Jan. 1818.
Capt. Gethin, h. p. 31 F. 8 F. Brevet Lieut, Col. W. Jervois, fm. h. p.
Jones, from 55 F. rec. diff. with Brer. 57 F. to be Capt. vice Bradbridge, h. p. Major Loftie, h. p. 81 F.
25d Dec. 1817. Capt. Shaw, from 35 F. rec. diff. with Brev. MaCapt. T. Cross, fin. h. p. to be Capt. vice jor Weare, h. p. Davis, h. p.
Mullins, from 7 F. rec. dift. with Capt. 28 Lieut. R. f. Gilbert, to be Capt. by Berkeley, h. p. 48 F., purch. vice English, ret. Isth do
Morrison, from 43 F. rec. diff. with Capt. Ensign T. Wheelcr, to be Lieut. by purch. Frecr, h. p. vice Gilbert
Lunn, from 86 F. rec. diff. with Capt Gam-
Walsh, from 8 F. with Capt Ball, h. p. 34 F. 34 Lieut. J. G, Bower, fm. 14 F. to be Lieut,
Rossie, from 1 Ceylon Reg. with Capt. vice Hamilton, h. p. 11 F. Ist Jan. 1818. Cleather, h. p. 3. Ceylon R. 15 J. W. Birch, to be Ensign by purch. vice Fitz Clarence, from Staff in Ionian Isl Bolton, ret.
18th Dec. 1817. with Capt. Wharton, h. p. 73 F. 60 Ass. Surg. J. M'Donell, fin. 84 F. to be King, from 87 F. with Capt. Fitz Clarence, Ass. Surg. vice Tobin, 9 Dr. 1st Jan.1818.
h. p. 73 F. 55 Brevet Lieut. Col. R. Frederick, to be Lieut. Rathbone, from 19 Dr.rec. diff. with Licut.
Lieut. Col. vice Alen, ret. 25th Dec. 1817. Ruddack, h. p. 20 Dr. 58 Lieut. D. Morrison, to be Adj. vice Tip Ormsby, from 6 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. son, res. Adj. only
Carnie, h. p. 60 W. J. Percival, to be Ensign by purch.
Alcock, from 60 F. with Lieut Steele, h. vice Somerset, prom.
do. , 64 Lieut. J. T. Walford, tobe Adj. vice Moore, son, h. p. res. Adj. only
Ist Jan. 1818,
Biggam, from 81 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. 67 Ensign J. Robinson, fm. 84 F. to be En
Duval, h. p. sigu, vice Brady, h. p. 84 F. do. Macleod, from 85 F. with Lieut. Dixon, h. 73 Capt. A Coane, to be Major by purch. vice Gordon, ret. 21th June 1817.
Dixon, from Rifle Brigade, rec. diff. with 76 Brevet Major A. M'Donald, to be Major, Lieut. llius, h. p. 80 F. vice Fraser 25th Dec. 1817.
Keogh, from 54 F. with Lieut. Makepeace, Lieut. J. Fraser, to be Capt. vice M.Don 58 F. ald
Orr, from 89 F. with Lieut. Hewson, h. p. Ensign R. N. Frizell, to be Lieut. vice
Fraser, from 4 W. I. R. with Lieut. PurFraser
do. don, h. p. 16 F. 78 Licut. J. Chisholm, îm. h. p. to be Pay Pollington, from 1 Ceylon R. rec. diff. with
master, vice Ferguson, dead llth do. Lieut. Tranchell, h. p. 3 Ceylon R. 83 Paym. J. Harrison, fm. late Ger. Leg. to Virgo, from 1 Ceylon R. rec. diff. with
be Paym. vice Boulton, 5 Dr. G. do. Lieut. Tulloh, h. p. 3 Ceylon R. 84 Thomas M'Bean, to be Ensign by purch. Kellett, from 2 Ceylon R. with Lieut. Hay, vice Daunt, proin.
Ist Jan. 1818. 3 Ceylon R. 87 Paym. J. Sherlock, fin. h. p. to be Paym. 2d Lieut. Abbott, from I Ceylon R. rec. diff. with vice Wetherall, ret. upon h. p.
2d Lieut. Minter, h. p. 3 Ceylon R. 11th Dec. 1817.
Fleming, from 1 Ceylon R. rec. diff, with 92 Surg. A. Anderson, fm. h. p. 61 F. to be with 2d Lieut. Newnan, h. p. 5 Ceylon R. Surg. vice Hicks, dead 1st Jan. 1818.
C. Smith, from Rifle Brig. with Ensign 97 Ensign W. Mansell, fm. h. p. 39 F. to be Sievwright, h. p. 25 F.
Ensign, vice Grant, res. 18th Dec. 1817. Ensign Simkens, from 28 F. with Ensign Homan, 99 Brevet Major J. Martin, to be Major, vice h. p. 34 F. Meyers, dead
Wilson, from 39 F. rec. diff. with Ensign
Nixon, from 66 F. rec. dift. with Ensign Ensign J. Taylor, to be Lieut, vice Arm Gould, h. p. 4 F. strong
Assist. Surg. Hurst, from 33 F. with Assist. Surg. Ensign J. Aird, to be Ensign, vice Tay Stobo, h. p. 37 F. lor
Mackay, from 35 F. with Assist. Surg. 2W.I.R. Lieut. T. Dely, fm. 1 W. I. R. to be
Spray, h. p. 2 Gar. Bn.
be Lieut. vice Flood, dead 25th do. Lieut. Col. Alen, 55 F. York Ch. Capt. S. Noel, fm. h. p. 7 W. I. R. to
Gordon, 73 F.
25th do, Lieut, Himmins, York Chass.
Bolton, 45 F. 2Cey.R. Lieut. J. Bell, fm. 3 Ceylon Regt. to be
Grant, 97 F.
vice Bland, superseded 1st Jan, 1818. Assist. Surg. Tyndal, 3 F. G.
p. 29 F.