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life had been brought up to the sea-ser- came often every day, and pecked hard vice. He was with Lord Anson in the against the chamber-window where Mr South Seas at the reduction of the town. Pearce lay fick : the window was set of Paita. În 1744, he was made a Cap- open to try if the bird would enter the tain in the navy; in 1751, he was made room, but it did not; and means were Commodore in the Mediterranean; in used to catch it, but in vain. The 1770, he was promoted to the rank of bird continued to come anti do the Rear-Admiral of the Red, and in the same till Mr Pearce died, and was bulame year Vice-Admiral of the Blue; ried, and then ceased to return. Since in 1775, Vice-Admiral of the White ; the above Zach. Pearce was taken ill, in 1776, Vice-Admiral of the Red; in the same bird, or one of the like kind, 1778, Admiral of the Blue ; and on the frequented his chamber-window, and 24th of April 1782, was created' Vif- continued to do so occasionally to the count Keppel. Dying without issue-male, time of his death. A similar circumthe title becomes extinct. He has left ftance occurred in the same parish about one daughter, about twenty years old, two years and a half ago. These are who attended him on his last tour to the real facts.Something not unlimilar to Continent, and to whom the bulk of this is related in one of Howell's Lethis fortune descends. His fine feat at ters, 'dated July 1. 1684. Baghot devolves to the Crown, from Lately, at Moffat, in an advanced which it was a grant for three lives, age, John Gordon, Esq; land-furveyor those of his brothers the Earl of Albe- of the customs at Leith. marle and Gen. Keppel, and his own. Patrick Græme, Esq; Sheriff-depute His Lord'hip had made a present of it of Orkney and Shetland. not long fince to the Prince of Wales. William Balfour, Efq; of Frinabay. His fortune was not very considerable, 27. At Perth, William Stewart, Esq; having been much impaired by his trial, late provost of that city. and the Surre v-election. He had also Mrs Marion Tod, relict of the late expended valt sumns in improvements at Rév. Mr James Brown. Bag thot.

31. At her house in Cavendih-square, 3. At Edinburgh, Miss Elisabeth Hay, her Royal Highness Princess Amelia Sodaughter of the late John Hay, Esq. phia Leonora, aunt to his present Ma

5. At Glasgow, Mr John Scott, mer- jefty, and only surviving daughter of chant, son to Robert Scott-Moncrieff, the late King George II. Her Royal Esq; banker in Glasgow.

Highness was born on the 10th of June 5. At Cairnfield, Mrs Gordon of Cairn- 1711, was never married, and has lived field.

for inany years past in a private and re5. At Kelton-house, James Gibson, tired manner, but was always an active Esq; of Kelton.

and benevolent friend to the poor and 7. At Breandam, Richard Millar, Efq; distreiled. She has left the greatest of Courlay Bank and Breandam. part of her fortune to her nephew,

1. At Montrose, in the 78th year Prince Charles of Hesse. of his age, James Billet merchant, and Captain James Robertson of Ernoch, formerly provost of that burgh.

at Ernoch. 11. At Glafgow, Mr Joseph Crombie, 31. At Tungmouth, Miss Emma Elwriter.

liot, youngest daughter of Andrew El15. At Broughton House, near Edin- liot, Esq. burg!, John Campbell, Esq; of Newfield, nephew of the deceased General John Earl of Crawford and Lindsay. The following is a Lift of the Magistrates

10. At Achanasie, Lady Innes, spouse and Town-Council of Edinburgh. to Sir James Innes, Bt. of Coxtown.

17. At Cranbrook, Kent, Mr Zacia- 1 The Rt. Hon. JOHN GRIEVE, Lord rian Pearce, aged 21.- The following Provost remarkable occurrences are communi- 2 THOMAS CLEGHORN, junior, cated, not as superstitious notions, but coach wright as matters of fact, which can be atteft- 3 DAVID WILLISON, printer ed by inany persons in Cranbrook. Mr 4 ALEXANDER WALKER, brewer W. Pearce, the father of the above Za- 5 JOHN GLOAG, merchant chariah, died of a frenzy fever, Nov. 6 WILLIAM GALLOWAY, merchant, 3o. 1785. Some time before he died, Dean of Guild a finall bird, of the difii-water kind, 7 JAMES EYRE, brewer, Treasurer.



Court of Honour to prevent Duelling.

477 8 Sir James-Hunter-Blair, Bart. Old

NOVEMBE R. Provost 9 James Dickson, bookseller

State of the TRADE of PETERSBURGH, 10 James Gordon, brewer Old

in the year 1785. 11 Thomas Sanderson, mercht. Bailies 12 George Schaw,wine mercht.

Exportation. Importation. 13 Thomas Elder, merchant, Old Dean Nations.

Roubles. Roubles. of Guild

Russians, 2,556,397 6,077,938 14 Archibald Macdowal, merchant, Old English, 9,035,846 2,365,999 Treasurer and College Treasurer. Dutch,

184, 196

275,952 15 James Mansfield, banker

From Lubeck,

72,122 16 Francis Buchan, mercht.



241,511 Counsell. 17 William Coulter, hosier

Spaniards, 166,248 80,822 18 Orlando Hart, shoemaker

Portuguese, 121,935 129,479

Trades 19 James Cunningham, jun.

From Rostock,

32,492 baker



42,811 20 ROBERT DEWAR, glazier,

Italians, 278,285 84,521 Convener,

From Hamburg, 113,861 174,093 21 James Brown, skinner

Saxons, 22 William Brodie, wright






25,150 23 Edward Innes, baker



4,670 24 Andrew Wilson, flesher

From Dantzic,


2,282 25 Thomas Tibbets, hatter



8,087 26 Forrest Dewar, furgeon



42,550 27 Will. Dempster, Goldsmith


179 28 William Ritchie, skinner


13,675 29 John Milne, founder

Masters of vefsels, 30,166 141,065 30 James Richardson, tailor 31 Robert Moncur, fhoemaker

Total, 13,497,645 10,033,785 32 William Forrester, weaver

The duties of the Customhouse have 33 Adam Brooks, bonnet-mak.

amounted to 3,082,698 Roubles.
James Mansfield, Capt. of Orange Col. N. B. A Rouble is about 4 S.
William Galloway, Dean of Guild
Thomas Elder, Old D. of Guild

Berlin, October 17. “ Amongst the William Smith, merchant

many changes made by the King, George Campbell, merchant

one is in favour of the German lanWilliam Jamieson, mason

guage, which he has ordered to be William Brodie, wright

used in all public business, instead of Robert Dewar, glazier

the French as heretofore ; his Ma

jesty having declared to his Minister: Thomas Sanderson, Baron-Bailie of Ca. in council, “ We are Germans, and fo

nongate and Calton ; James Murray we will remain.” This language is, and James Clark, resident Bailies; therefore, now spoken at court, and all Thomas Milne, Treasurer.

the King's letters are transcribed in it.

All foreigoers employed in the King's George Schaw, Baron-Bailie of Ports- service are to retire on a pension, and

borough ; Peter Hardie and George to be replaced by natives, subjects of Home, resident Bailies.

the King."

31. The King of Prussia, anxiJames Gordon, Admiral of Leith; Wil- ons of emulating the wifdom and gio

liam Robertson and Charles Maul, ry of his immortal uncle, has formed resident Bailies.

the plan of a Court of Honour for the

purpose of preventing the diabolical New Provofts. John Riddle, Esq; of practice of duelling. This Court is to Glasgow : William Allison, Efq; of be established in all the dominions of Perth ; John Pitcairn, Efq; of Dundee ; his Majesty, under the following regaJames Jopp, Esq; of Cotton, of Aber- lations : deen; David Ferguson, Esq; of Ayr; The The judges appointed to fit in this Earl of Eglinton, of Irvine.

tribunal are to determine every cause
by the plurality of votes, and no appeal
to be allowed after their decision. Any
officer, or gentleman, triking iis equal



in any manner whatsoever, to be decla- vate the lands. A more ample grant red infainous, and confined in a fortress has not been made to negroes and ofor life. If the person, who received thers of freedom and protection by any the blow should happen to be the aggref- nation. Such is the liberality of sentifor, by any sort of outrage, he shall be ment that now begins to take place in confined for three or fix years, accord- the most despotic and arbitrary governing to the aggravation of his offence ; ments ! and if'an officer, he shall be struck off, ENGLAND. That indefatigable chambesides the imprisonment. Persons send- pion in the service of humanity, Mr. ing, or accepting a challenge, instead Howard, is now in the Lazaretto at of applying to this Court, to be confin- Venice, performing quarantine. A leted in a fortress for three or fix years. ter has been received from him, in A duel taking place, and one of the par- which he speaks in fanguine terms of ties being killed, the survivor to be the success which he hopes will attend considered as an assassin, and punished the important object of his last benevowith death: And if none of the parties lent expedition. On the subject of the Tould fall, both shall le imprisoned in monument proposed to be erected in a fortress for ten years, and even for honour of him in this country, and for life. Persons laying hold of a weapon which a very considerable sum has alin a private quarrel, thongh making no ready been subscribed, he treats, with use of it, to be confined for three years. the nioft becoming humility, earnestly Any person threatening another with a imploring his friends to defift from their duel, or some material injury, to be design of making so undeserved and difconsidered as a violator of the public tinguished a commemoration of such a peace, and confined for one, or two trifling individual as himself; declaryears. Any person flying his country, ing, that if these flattering marks of after fighting a duel, to forfeit his e- unmerited favour should proceed to ftate during his life, and his effigy to their intended completion, it will be be stuck to the pillory. Any person impossible for him to return to his native acting in a duel as second, to be punished country; as his confusion will be inwith five years confinement in a for- fupportable, and perpetually recurring tress; and a lise being loft, the con- at every thought of the partial distincfinement of the second to extend to ten tions with which the mistaken enthuyears. Any person abetting, or enticing fiasm of his friends may overwhelın him. another to demand fatisfaction by means Nov. 4. This day came on before of a duel, to be punished with one, or Lords Mansfield and Loughborough, several years imprisonment. The same in Serjeant's-Inn Hall, the second argupunishment to be inflicted on any one ment in the writ of error, brought by cafting a reflection on, or Thewing a point. Governor Johnstone against Captain Suted disrespect for a person applying to this ton, when the judgment in favour of Court. The offender, in this case, to Captain Sutton was reversed. be likewise deprived of his employ- Governor Johnstone, having the comments and titles of honour. Any dif- mand of a fleet during the late war, he pute, attended with extraordinary cir- made a signal for engaging the enemy, cumstances, to be referred to the throne. while his fleet was in Port Praya, in the

Hague. It is said, that we are soon East Indies; but the Plaintiff's ship havto be fiurprised with some very extra- ing her bob-stays shot away, and being oordinary efforts to put an immediate therways crippled, she could not constop to all the present commotions in form to the Commander's signal, in Holland ; and it has since been added, consequence of which Captain Sutton that in consequence of what has passed was put under arrest, and brought a in the course of a month, between the prisoner to England, where, soon after courts of Versailles and' Berlin, a plan his arrival, he sued' his Commander in of conciliation has been laid, by which Chief for the recovery of damages. all parties will be satisfied, and good The cause was heard at Westminster, order restored.

and two thousand * pounds damages aThe King of Spain has declared Do- warded to the Plaintiff. It was then mingo a free port, and granted permif- removed into the Exchequer, and the sion to all nations to import negroes to Court being held at Guildhall in the it for ten years, with encouragement city, an additional thoufand pounds dafor strangers to settle there, and culti- mages was given to the Plaintiff; but

the * Another account says L. 5000.

Countess of Strathmore carried off by Mr Bowes, 479 the Defendant moved an arrest of judg- will have Lady Strathmore, let the conmont; and this question was argued sequence be what it may, has at length Saturday at Serjeant's-Inn Hall. Mr driven me to a step which I have long Scott and Mr Dallas were retained in wished to take, but could not, till now, be half of (-overnor Johnstone ; and Mr prevail on myself to risk, from an apErskine was the Advocate for Captain prehension that the very incompetent Sutton. Mr Scott and Mr Dallas were idea which a man of honour can form concise ; but Mr Erkine spoke for more of Mr Bowes's deep, wicked, and danthan two hours with an astonishing flow gerous schemes, should induce your of eloquence.

Lordsnip to think my intrusion merely Mr Erskine having concluded, the impertinent, and my fears entirely vilearned Judges retired for about a quar- fionary. I am, however, now irresistibly ter of an hour ; and on their return, urged by my too-justly grounded terrors, Lord Mansfield said, the case had been most folemnly to intreat, in the name argued with great ability, but Mr John- of that God who abhors every act of stone's counsel were entitled to reply. cruelty and oppression, that your LordMr Scott declined entering upon a re- fhip will force Mr Bowes to restore me, plication to Mr Erskine ; and the Court should he put his threats into execution fignified that they should make their by seizing me himself, or by the crew of report to the Lord Chancellor, stating ruffians he has hired to watch incessanttheir reasons why the judgment of the ly; for there is the strongest reason to Court of Exchequer, in favour of Cap- believe, that he intends carrying me off, tain Sutton, ought to be reversed. The either by forcibly entering my lodgings, Court then broke up.

or at any of the very few opportunities Nov. 10. About two o'clock, the when an indispensible attention to my Countess of Strathmore was taken by health obliges me to take an occasional force out of Mr Foster's in Oxford street, airing. As a preparation against such whither she came to purchase some ar- accidents, I therefore beg leave to deticles, by five or fix armed men, who clare upon my oath, in this manner, or violently seized, and put her into her in person, (if your Lordship and the own carriage, which waited at the door: forms of law permit it,) that I never they obliged her coachman to dismount will, except by force, return to Mr from the box, which one of the party Bowes; and that if he should, after he iminediately afcended, and drove off has thus seized me, produce any paper full speed the Northern road; they were signed with my name, which contains a seen to pass through Highgate and Bar- declaration that I am willing to live

The lady appeared in much dif- with him, it must either be an absolute tress, her dress much deranged, and the forgery, or extracted by the immediate windows of the carriage were broken. danger my life would be in if I refused At the latter place a gentleman was to comply; and your Lord ihip may be observed seated beside her ladyship, assured, that I should' joyfully snatch with his arms round her. Application the first moment after I was produced was made as soon as possible to Lord in Court, or in your presence, to make Mansfield, and expresses sent off to my recantation, and expofe every fraud every sea-port in the kirgdom, to pre- and violence which has been practised vent their carrying the lady to the Con- upon me. An Habeas Corpus would, I tinent.

hope, have the same effect in my case The Countess had last year, in the as in that of the poor girl * whom Mr continual terrors to which she was ex- Bowes carried off, and I have given a posed, written a letter to Mr S. her written sanction to sue for one, under counsel, conjuring him, in the most such circumstances. earnest manner, to deliver the follow- “ I am, and not without much coning letter to Lord M. and to make every cern, sensible that I now trespass on all other possible effort for her recovery, form, and even on that respect which in case of the event which has now una which is due to your Lordship, and fortunately happened.

which no heart is more juftly penetra" My LORD,

ted with than mine ; but fear, like 6. The authentic information which death, tramples on all etiquette, and I receive from all quarters, of Mr furely never fear was more excuseable Bowes's repeated declarations that he than that under which I at present drag

* Dorothy Stevenson.



on my existence, in the hourly expecta- Laceys, her solicitors in London; and tion of losing it, or, what is ten thou- was accordingly at her request conveyfand times worse, of being reduced to ed thither on Tuesday evening the 2ift, endure Mr Bowes's cruelties, till their by two honeft country men, who aflifted excess has put a period to my suffer- her escape. ings, which it was very near doing when ---24. Lady Strathmore appeared in I quitted him.

the Court of King's Bench yesterday '" I have the honour to subscribe foon after the Court sat, and made an myself, with the great respect and affidavit, containing a variety of charges efteem,

against her hushand, when rules against “ My Lord,

him, and others his accomplices, were " Your Lord hip's most obliged,

granted. 46 And devoted humble servant,

The following notice was sent to “ M. E. Bo WES STRATH MORE. Commons, by the Proctor, in the cause

Lord George Gordon, from Doctor's No. 2. Dyer's Buildings,

Hendry againft Kid :
May 27. 1785.

“ Mr Jenner presents his compliments 22. The Countess of Strathinore was to Lord George Gordon, and informs in the poslemion of Mr Bowes for eleven his Lordship, that as he has now stood days, and during that time, experien- excoinmunicate more than six months ced the greateit hardships and distress. for his contempt in not appearing in The circumstances of her being taken the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, away became notorious in almost every to be produced and examined as a witpart of the kingdom ; and being close ness in the cause of Hendry against Kid, ly pursued by her friends, on Monday, Mr Jenner intends to move the Court the 20th, Mr Bowes was driven to the to-morrow, to decree his Lord hip’s necessity of taking Lady Strathmore be- contempt to be signified to his Majefhind him, on a horse without a pil- ty, in order that the writ de excomlion, from the high road near Darling- municato capiendo may issue against his ton across the fields, to baffle his pur- Lordship.” fuers. Her Ladyship, in palling some SCOTLAND. Edinburgh, Nov. 10. countrymen at plough, made herself Three areas for building shops and known to them, and begged their pro- houses on the East corner of the New tection and assistance ; they readily South Bridge now erecting here, were complied, and immediately got a con- sold by auction for the large sum of Se: ftable, alarmed the neighbourhood, and ven Thousand and Fifty Pounds Sterling. followed Mr Bowes over fields and Each area is 48 feet in front, by 32 hedges for a considerable way, till at feet deep. An acre of ground, fold uplast they had surrounded the field he was on the same terms with the above three in. One of his followers seeing this, lots, would bring about, 83,7791. 3 s. immediately rode off and made his e- 6 j.! The other areas on that side have scape; the other (or he had only two been fo!d since at nearly the same rate. then left) with Mr Bowes and Lady - 14. At a meeting of the gentlemen Strathmore behind him, were closed of Mid-Lothian, the present state of the in upon ; and while Mr Bowes was en- corn-laws was taken into consideration. deavouring to frighten an old man that The general opinion was, that great held his horse, with a loaded pistol abuses obtained in the operation of the cocked, and livearing lie would shoot present law. The Right Hon. Henry him, he (Bowes) was knocked to the Dundas acknowledged, that he had neground by a coustable with a hedge ver approved of it, although it was the Hake. Lady Strathmore then embra, production of a much-esteemed friend ced the lappy moment to fly to the of his, the Lord Chief Baron, who had ars of her deliverer. Her Ladyship adopted the idea from a measure then ras earnefly intreated by many of her in agitation in the South. Sir John friends in the neighbourhood, to accept Inglis was of opinion, as the West of of a home under their roof, until she re- Stolland consisted chiefly of manufaccovered her health and spirits, and tures, and the East was indebted to could get a suitable guard to protect agriculture, it might be proper that hes to town, but refused going to any these different districts of ports should plore whatever in the country, and de- be opened, not at Edinburgh alone, but Ared she might be taken with the ut- by feparate bodies of men, one to commoft expedition to Melfrs Farrer and prehend the East and North, and the


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