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suspected murderers; but they have as yet eluded the vigilance of the officers of justice.-Dundee Advertiser.
instant, William Riley Perry, another of Carlile's shopmen, was found guilty of publishing Palmer's Principles of Na ture. The prisoner, with much effrontery, defended his conduct, and said, whenever he was let out of prison, if his opinions remained unchanged, as in all probability they would, he would immediately recommence selling these works. He was sentenced to three years' imprisonment, and to give security in £.100 for his good behaviour during life. The Recorder said, that sum would be en forced against him in case of his perse. verance in offending the law, and a se cond offence will also make him liable to the punishment of transportation.
Right of the Convention to alter the set of Royal Burghs.On Monday the 19th instant, the Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of Brechin, were served with a summons of reduction and declarator, at the instance of his Grace Alexander Duke of Gordon, Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, the Right Honourable Robert Lord Viscount Melville, Lord Privy Seal, the Right Ho. nourable William Dundas, Lord Clerk Register, the Right Hon. Sir William Rae of St Catherine's, Baronet, Lord Advocate of Scotland, and the Right Hon. David Boyle, Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland, Officers of State for Scotland. The object of this action is, to have certain elections of the Magistrates and Councillors of Brechin reduced and annulled, which is craved on the following grounds: Primo, The minute, order, act, or war rant of the Convention of Royal Boroughs, authorising the election of Magistrates in Brechin, dated 22d July 1820, is vi tiated and erazed in substantialibus, is not duly signed, sealed, stamped, or tested, and is defective in the forins and solemnities required by law: Secundo, the set or constitution of the Borough of Brechin was fixed and settled, under the sanction of his Majesty's predecessors, according to certain terms, points, and articles, as is instructed by a return made to the Convention of Boroughs on 2d July 1709, and uniformly observed and acted upon, until the date of the foresaid pretended minute, order, act, or warrant of the said Convention. That the said Convention has no right, title, or authority, to alter, vary, change, innovate, or modify the set or constitution of any Royal Borough; and the said minute professing to alter, vary, or change the said set of the Borough of Brechin, is illegal and unconstitutional, and absolutely and intrinsically void and null. The action concludes, first, for reduction of the said minute, order, act, or warrant of the
17.-Convention of Royal Burghs. The Convention sat as usual at Edinburgh, on the 13th, 14th, and 15th instant. No public business of importance, however, came before them, except on the last day, when Mr J. W. Mackenzie moved that the report of the Committee of last Convention, relative to the salaries and duties of its officers, should be read, which having been done, Mr Mackenzie called the attention of the meeting to certain resolutions, of which he had given notice, and which were similar in substance to what he had proposed last year, with a view to lessen the expenditure of the Convention, which amounted to nearly £.600 a-year, or £.200 a-day, for every day it was convened, an expense which was quite inconsistent with the present state of its funds. Mr Mackenzie proceeded to propose resolutions for the abolition, as unnecessary, of the offices of depute-clerk, assessor, recorder, depute-agent, burghs'. officer, &c., on the death or demission of the present incumbents, and that the allowance of £.20 a-year to the clerks of the Receiver-General should immediately cease, as they had ceased to perform the duties for which it was granted, and because such allowance did not, in fact, go into the pockets of the Receiver-General's clerks, but of some other person, who performed no duties to the Convention. Mr Inglis submitted, that all the savings which the Hon. Member proposed were mere cheese-parings and candle-ends; for all his economy went only to effect an immediate saving of £.20 a-year. For this reason, he would meet the resolutions by moving the previous question. After considerable discussion, the vote was put on Mr Inglis's motion, it being understood, that if it was not carried, it remained for Mr Mackenzie to put his resolutions seria tim, when the previous question was negatived by a majority of 16 to 13.
Mr Mackenzie then moved his first and second resolutions, relative to the offices of Depute-clerk, and Deputeagent, which were lost by a majority. The third resolution, relative to the recorder, and the fourth, relative to the salary paid to the Receiver-General, were carried. The fifth resolution, for withdrawing the allowance to the Lord Advocate, and the sixth, for abolishing the office of burgh-officer, were withdrawn till next year.
24. Blasphemous publications.—At the New Court, Old Bailey, on the 19th
Convention, with all that has followed or may follow thereupon: second, to have it declared, that the Convention of Boroughs has no power to alter, innovate, change, or modify the constitution of any Royal Borough: third, to have it found, that all the warrants, civil and criminal,
29.-Mr Wm. Crow presented by Mr Erskine of Balhall, to the Church and Parish of Menmuir. -The Rev. Alex. Niven presented by the Earl of Kinnoul to the Church and Parish of Balfron.
2 Life Gds. Lieut. Douglas, Capt. by purch. vice Lord Belhaven and Stenton, ret. 30 June 1824. Cornet and Sub-Lieut. Cuthbert, Lieut. do.
Cornet Hon. G. W. Edwards, from 17 Dr. Cornet and Sub-Lieut. do.
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
2 Dr. Gds. Capt. Chamberlayn, Major by purch. vice Lieut.-Col. Gordon, ret. 1 July
Lieut. Knox, Capt.
do. do. Curtis, from h. p. 7 Dr. do. J. Osborn, Cornet purch. vice Payne ret. 24 June T. G. Skipwith, Cornet by purch. vice Beaumont, ret. 8 July Cornet H. T. Lord Pelham, from 15 Dr. Cornet vice Sparrow, h. p. 17 Dr. rec. diff. 24 June Ensign Warde, from 4 F. Cornet by purch. vice Pringle, prom. do. Troop Serj. Maj. Kinkie, Quart. Mast. vice Rogers, dead 1 July Cornet Shedden, from h. p. 17 Dr. Cornet (paying diff.) vice Lord Pelham, 6 Dr. 24 June R. F. M. Greville, Cornet by purch. vice Edwardes, 2 Life Gds. 30 do. Gren. Gds. Lieut. Vernon, Lieut. and Capt. by purch. vice Bruce, ret. 8 July G. V. Wigram, Ens. and Lieut. by purch. do. Lieut. M'Combie, from h. p. African Corps, Lieut. vice Graham, 17 F. 24 June A. H. Ormsby, Ens. vice Glover, 2 W.I.R. 29 do. 30 do. A. W. Alloway, do. by purch: vice Warde, 7 Dr. 24 do. 62 F. do. Lieut. do. do.
T. Bryne, do.
Ensign Lord F. Lennox, from
Clark, from 76 F. Ens. 8 July J. J. Fenton, Ens. vice Berwick, African Colonial Corps 26 June Ensign Carr, Lieut. vice Orr, dead
granted by the Magistrates of Brechin, posterior to the election in 1820, made in terms of the Convention of Boroughs, are illegal and ineffectual: and, lastly, for payment of the sum of five hundred pounds Sterling, less or more, as the expences of process and dues of extract.
29 Dec. 1823. -Smith, Lieut. vice Clancy, dead 31 do.
Ensign Mackenzie, late of 70 F. Ens. 25 June 1824. G. M. Archer, Ens. 26 do. Lieut. Graham, from 1 F. Lieut. vice Harrison, h. p. African Corps 24 do. Vignoles, from h. p. Royal Art. Lieut. vice Sullivan, h.p. rec. diff. do. C. C. Hay, Ens. vice Soden, 2 W. I. R. 27 do. Craig, 25 do. do. do.
Bt. Major Hughes, Major vice
Lieut. Ewing, Capt.
Capt. Landon, from h. p. 70 F. Capt. vice Franklyn, cancelled 24 do. Chambers, from 99 F. Capt. vice Jolliffe, h. p. Bourbon Reg. do. Ensign Minchin, from h. p. 100 F. Ens. vice Boileau, 2 Vet. Bn. do. W. N. Thomas, do. vice Burrows, African Colonial Corps 28 do. Gent. Cadet E. Thowld, from R. Mil. Coll. do. vice Bagot, 62 F. 24 do. W. Zuhlcke, from R. Mil. Coll. do. vice Woodburn, dead do. W. D. Hewson, do. vice Smith, dead 25 do. Lieut. Vander Meulen, Capt. by purch. vice Mackay, ret. 24 do. Ensign O'Brien, Lieut. do. A. Erskine, Ens. do. Gent. Cadet. J. J. Louth, from R. Mil. Coll. Ens. vice Mackenzie, R. African Colonial Corps 3 July Ensign Gill, Lieut. vice Ross, 2 W.I.R. 25 June do.
H. M. Otway, Ens.
28 do. Ensign Bagot, from 38 F. do. vice Lord F. Lennox, 7 F. 24 do. Bt. Lieut. Col. Gubbins, from 75 F. Lieut. Col. by purch. vice Mackay, 8 July J. J. H. Boys, Ens. vice Patterson, African Colonial Corps 27 June. Bt. Maj. Stewart, Maj. by purch. vice Gubbins, 67 F. 8 July Lieut. Orr, Capt. Ensign Vernon, Lieut. G. Davison, Ens.
Gent. Cadet, C. Clark, from R. Mil. Coll. Ens. vice Langmead, 44 F.
24 June Hon. C. Gordon, Ens. by purch. vice Clark, 8 F. 8 July R. Harper, Ens. vice Congreve, dead 25 June Ensign M'Alpin, Lieut. vice Fraser, African Colonial Corps do. do.
N. Cameron, Ens. Gent. Cadet, G. Reeves, from R. Mil. Coll. Ens. vice Splaine, African Col. Corps 1 July R. Kelly, Ens. vice Lisle, dead 25 June Hosp. Assist. Brown, Assist. Surg. vice Whitney, 90 F. 8 July Serjeant Carr, Quart. Mast. vice Paul, dead 24 June Hon. C. Monckton, Ens. by purch. vice Hartopp, ret. 1 July Lieut. Rafter, from h. p. 84 F. Pay
T. A. Souter, Ens. vice Oxley, African
W. T. Stannus, Ens.
1 July 1824. F. C. Barlow, Ens. vice Burlton, Afri2 do. can Corps Surg. Vassail, from h. p. 24 F. Surg. I do. Capt. Hill, from h. p. Bourbon Reg. Capt. vice Chambers, 29 F. 24 June Rifle Brig. G. Mackinnon, 2d Lieut. vice Robert29 do. son, African Colonial Corps 1 W. I. R. Lieut. Myers, Capt. by purch. vice 24 do. Hall, ret. do. do.
Ensign Johnston, Lieut.
24 do. 25 do. do. do.
Maj. Craig, from 24 F. Lieut. Col. Hill, from h. p. 6 W. I. R. vice Joly, cancelled Lieut. Ross, from 50 F. Capt. Ensign M Vicar, Lieut. Henry, Lieut. Lieut. Griffiths, from h. p. Art. Driver, 26 do. Lieut. Henry,from h. p. 32 F. Lieut. do. M'Ghee, from h. p. 36 F. Lieut. do. Lieut. and Quart. Mast. Hughes, Lieut. 27 do. Ensign Soden, from 19 F. Lieut. 27 do. Conran, from 61 F. Lieut. 28 do. Glover, from 1 F. Lieut. 29 do. J. M'Donnel, Ens. vice Wetherell, dead 25 March 25 June 26 do. 27 do. W. Lardner, do. 28 do. A Tomkins, do. Assist. Surg. Ritchie, Surg. vice Tedlie, 1 July Ceylon R. Hosp. Assist. M'Dermot, Assist. Surg. 25 Dec. 1823. vice Hoatson, dead Royal Af. Maj. Gen. C. Turner, Col. vice Sir C. Col. Corps. M'Carthy, dead 1 July 1824. Lieut. Fraser, from 78 F. Capt. vice 25 June Sparks, dead, Capt. vice
R. Grey, Ens.
M'Combie, from 1 F.
1 July 25 June do.
Assist. Surg. Fenton, from h. p. 15 F. Assist. Surg.
P. Campbell, do. vice Geddes, Af. Col. Corps 8 do.
Capt. Christie, from 5 Dr. Gds. rec. diff. with
Bond, from 17 Dr. rec. diff. with Capt.
M'Lean, from 44 F. with Capt. Jacob, 65
26 do. Patterson, from 75 F. Lieut. 27 do. 28 do. 2d Lieut. Robertson, from Rifle Brig. 29 do. Lieut.
Burrows, from 31 F. Lieut.
Ensign Oxley, from 96 F. Lieut. 30 do. Splaíne, from 81 F. Lieut.
Lieut. Warren, from 54 F. with Lieut. Campbell, h. p. 24 F.
Lacy, from 75 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. Salmon, h. p. 10 F.
Sparks, from 2 W. L. R. with Lieut. Wigmore, h. p. 2 Gar. Bn.
Lewis, from Ceylon Reg. with Lieut. Emslie, h. p. 83 F. Paymaster Wood, from 15 F. with Capt. Walker, h. p. 44 F.
1 July Burlton, from 97 F. Lieut. 2 do. Mackenzie, from 48 F. Lieut. 3 do. 25 June 26 do. vice 8 July
J. M. Calder, Ens. J. Stapleton do. Hosp. Assist. Geddes, Assist. Surg. Picton, dead 2 Vet. Bn. Ensign Boileau, from 31 F. Ens. vice Ella, ret. list. 24 June 1824.
Major D'Este, from 4 Dr. Gds. Lieut. Col. of Inf.
Assist. Surg. Cutler, from 2 Life Gds. with Assist. Surg. Gilder, h. p. Gren. Gds.
Resignations and Retirements.
Major Gen. Macquarie, from 73 F.
Sir C. Holloway, from R. Engineers.
Capt. Lord Belhaven and Stenton, 2 Life Gds.
18 June 1824.
2d Capt. Butts, Capt.
Maunsell, from h. p. 2d Capt. 1st Lieut. Woolcombe, do. 2d Lieut. Trebeck, 1st Lieut. Gent. Cadet Boger, 2d Lieut.
1st Lieut. Ramsden, from h. p. 1st. Lieut. vice
Monro, h. p.
Symons, from h. p. do. Bt. Major and 2d Capt. Ord, Adj. vice res. Adj. only
23 do. 24 do. Stewart, 1 July.
The Very Rev. R. Hodgson, D.D., Dean of Car
Major Joly, 2 W. I. R. Capt. Franklin, 27 F. Deaths. Major Gen. Macquarie, late of 73 F. Major Maxwell, Royal Art. at Pau Kuper, h. p. 3 Hussars Ger. Leg. Capt. M'Combie, African Col. Corps Robinson, h. p. 53 F. July 1824. 7 June Lieut. M'Kenzie, 5 F. Dominica 28 Dec. 1823. Orr, 16 F. Badula, Ceylon 30 do. Clancy, 16 F. Kandy, Ceylon 25 June 1824 Church, 20 F. Portsmouth 9 May Campbell, h. p. 1 F. Glasgow 15 Feb. Lock, h. p. 10 F. Summers, h. p. 62 F. Ramsay, Isle of Man 16 June 29 May May Crane, h. p. Royal Art. Portsea Allan, h. p. Queen's American Rang. New 14 Oct. Brunswick
Gordon, h. p. 71 F.
M'Kenzie, h. p. 1 Light Dr. Ger. Leg 9 June drowned in Hanover
Muller, h. p. Bruns. Inf. 24 Sept. 1822. Cornet Spier, h. p. Waggon Train, Calais
14 May 1824. 2d Lieut. Wilson, late Inv. Art. Woolwich 12 July 8 June O'Brien, h. p. 21 F. Sligo Ensign Smith, 47 F. Congreve, 77 F.
O'Meara, African Colonial Corps
July 1824. 18 June Verden 3 July
Quart. Mast. Rogers, 10 Dr. Dublin Mitchell, 29 F. Tralee
Cogan, 68 F. killed by lightning at Quebec 9 June
Gunn, late 3 Royal Vet. Bn. Edinburgh
Braid, h. p. 81 F.
Staff Assist. Surg. Kent, London
5 June 23 do.
Surg. Todd, 4 Dr. Kaira, Bombay 20 Feb. 1824. Ritchie, 2 W. I. R. St. Jago, Africa
18 June. 31 May.
s. d. s. d. 240 33 0 240 31 0 21031 0 210 31 0
S. S. S. S. S.
July 19 40 76 34 40 31
26 40 76 34 40 30
s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. 230 270 180 24 6 18 0 24 0 2230 24 0 18 0 24 0 180 24 0 2200 25 0 18 0 246180 240 4 240 28 0 20 0 23 6180 22 6
Se d. 28 9 27 11 27 2 27 6
s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. July 13 4 6 100 3 6 40 20 3 0 100 3 6 39 27 4 6 93 2 11 3 6 Aug. 34 6 93 2 11 36 10 4 6 932 11 3 8
Oats. Pease. Quar. Potat. 1824.
Oats, 264 lbs.
s. d. s. d.
s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. 24 0 31 6 19 0 256 23 0 29 020 0 25 0 230 28 0 20 0 24 0 21 0 27 0 200 250
s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d.
S. S. S. S. 58 45 31 42 37 44 31 41 36 42 30 40 36 40 30 33
s. s. d. s. d. s. d.
S. S. 41 45
Bns. & Pse.
s. d. s. d.
Oatmeal. B.& P.Mea
Bls. Peck. Bls. Peck.
Flour, 280 lb.
S. S. S.
41 44 35 37 55
s. d. s. d. 180 23 0 176 22 6 170 22 6 17 6 22 6
s. d. 19 20 0 26 20 0 2 200 9 20 0
s. d. 99 1 2 85 1 2 70 1 2
Eng: Irish. Amer. 240 lb.
60 46 55
Flour, 280 lbs.
S. S. 53 55 50 51 50 51 50
s. d. s. d.
38 43 30
8. S. S. S. S. S. S. 45 49 51 46 49 18 23 32 34 29 30 44 53 38 4445 48 44 45 18 23 30 33 30 33 4452 34 38 34 40 28 45 47 49 42 47 18 23 30 34 30 33 4452 34 54 38 40 28 45 46 49 47 -18 25 30 34 30 33 44 52 34 38 34 40 27 4547 51 44 47 18 23 30 34 30 33
England & Wales.
1824. Wht. Rye. Barley Oats. Beans. Pease. Oatm.
s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d.
s. d. s. d.
Oatm. 240 lb.
Kept at Edinburgh, in the Observatory, Caltonhill.
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 Thermometer.
Dull, with shrs. rain. Fair, with sunsh.warm. Aftern. thun. & light. rain. Fore. h. shrs. aftern.sunsh.
Fore.sunsh. aftern. rain. Foren. dull. h.rain aftern. Foren. fair, after. shry. Fair, with sunshine. Mom. cold, day sunsh. Dull, slight rain, morn. Foren. dull, h.rainaftern.
.503 A. 64
.598 A. 67 .528 M.67 .525 A. 64 .622 M.62 .550 A. 60 .550 M.63 .511 A.631 .389 M.62 .751 A. 62 .675 M.59 .656 A. 67 .570 M.74 S .533 A. 711 .606 M.66 .652 A. 66 .759 M.64
Ditto. Fair, sunsh. very warm. Fair, with sunshine.
Average of rain 1.980 inches.
M.59 31 A.44
.818 A. 65
Dull, h. sh.
THE weather has continued dry since the date of our last; the depth of rain does not amount to one inch. The mean temperature, from the middle till the end of July, was something above 60°. The mean for what is past of the present month is about 58°. Under this genial temperature, with so little moisture at the root, the ripening process has come forward with rapidity. In early districts, shearing has already partially commenced, and will be general within a week from this date. In the higher districts, little will be cut before September. Notwithstanding the very scanty supply of moisture throughout the summer, the crop has for the most part a fair appearance. Wheat, on retentive soils, and in early situations, promises an abundant return; the ear, though short, in many instances is plump and well filled, and, if well got in, will yield an excellent sample. Barley, with few exceptions, is a full crop, and begins to colour. Oats, for the most part, are rather short in the straw, but carry a fine pan. nicle. Early varieties are nearly ready for the sickle, on low grounds, and some has already been cut. Beans and pease are well podded, and, upon the whole, no part of the corn crop appears at present to be deficient of an ordinary return. Potatoes, it is feared, will not swell freely without a full supply of moisture. Turnips are much in want of rain on light or dry lands; and the after-cutting of clover comes forward slowly. Pastures would also improve by moderate warm showers. A more propitious season for cleaning fallow grounds could not be wished, and this operation has been conducted to the farmers' satisfaction. The dung is plowed in, and the ground is ready for the wheat-seed furrow. Hoeing of turnips is about over, and farmers are ready for the labours of the harvest.
Wheat has fallen in price, and ordinary samples are almost unsaleable. Best wheat in the Northern markets only brings about 26s., and much has been sold lately at 22s. to 25s. The fine appearance of the crop, together with the stock on hand, renders purchasers shy. Barley sells at from 24s. to 26s., but in this article there is little doing. Oats begin to look down in price, and it is not yet certain whether the ports will open on the 15th for foreign oats, but that will be decided before this can go to press. Perthshire, 13th August.