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Dec. 18. Charles and James Jamelon, From 1768 to 1780, the wholesale and Eupham Graham their reputed mo- contract of price of beef here was ather, were tried before the Court of bout 18 s. per cwt. of 112 lib. avoirJusticiary at Edinburgh, for abstracting dupoise, from ist August to ift Februthe North mail from the back yard of ary, and about 20 s. 6d. from the ift the deputy Postmaster of Kinross. The February till ist Auguft. two former were found guilty, and re- From 1780 till 1785, it was 22 s. 6 d. ceived sentence to be hanged on the per cwt. from 1st August till ist Febru24th of January. Eupham Graham was ary, and 25 s. from ift February to ift affoilzied, and dismissed from the bar.
Auguft. Gordonsburgh,, in Lochaber, Dec. 8. From ist August 1785, till ist Febru-, About a month ago, a large body of ary 1786, 23 s. and from 1st February herrings came into the lake here. Se- till ift August 1786, 26 s. 8d. ven ships on the bounty followed them, Our retail prices are by the Amster. whose boats, attended with 40 more, lib. of 17 1-half ozs. avoirdupoise ; and fitted out by the Duke of Gordon's in 1769, thefe prices were twopence. people of this place, are constantly em- halfpenny, from August till February ; ployed in catching them, often at the threepence halfpenny, a 4d. from Ferate of 100 barrels a-day, so that there bruary till Auguft. is every prospect of this becoming one
Until 1780, there was little varias of the best stations for the herring fish- tion; since then the prices from Auguft ery in Scotland : Feuers, fishers, artifi- till February are generally 3d.; and cers, and every other industrious set- from February to Auguft threepence tler, meet with liberal encouragement halfpenny a fourpençe halfpenny. here from the Duke.”
We have no wholesale market for - 21. At a meeting of the Directors fish. There is not a very steady supply of the Chamber of Commerce, several of turbot, cod, or falmon, and the plans were laid before them for the en- prices run from 4 d. to 12 d. per lib. a. largement of the harbour of Leith, and, voirdupoise, according to the quantity amongst the rest, a very elegant one, at market. for the improvement of both town and
We have herrings for six months of harbour, defigned by Captain Charles the year at id. and 2 d. per lib. These Henry Ker of that place, which was two last years remarkably plenty ; and ordered to be engraved for the inspec- we have generally a plentiful supply of tion of the public.
haddocks and skate, from id. halfThe Committee appointed at Lon- penny a 3 d. per lib. Our middling don to inquire into the cause of the ranks, and even our common people, high price of provisions have been at use a considerable quantity of these lastgreat pains in writing to the different mentioned fish. mayors and provofts in England and Scot- We have abundance of fine oysters at land for information. The following10d. a 12 d. per hundred, and lobsters is the answer of Sir JAMES HUNTER- pretty plenty. BLAIR, late Lord Provost of Edinburgh, We do not know any expedients that as published in the report of the Lon- could tend to diminish the prices of fish don Committee.
at the markets of this city, and the Edinburgh, Sept. 8. 1786.
cominon kinds have risen but very lit. SIR,
tle these twenty years. I HAVE had the honour to receive We cannot hear of any improper a letter written by you on the part of combinations formed to augment the the Committee of London, appointed prices of provisions; and we are rather to consider the causes of the present inclined to think that the advances in high price of provisions.
price are occasioned by the increased conI now proceed to obey your com- Tumption of the manufacturers, tradesmands. I did not reply sooner, be- people, and farmers; many claffes of cause I wished to be master of the facts, whom consume much more butcheras well as of the opinions of judicious meat than they did ten years ago, to a persons on the subject.
great degree in this part of the country, Beef and mutton fell in our markets As there is a free importation of cate at pretty much the same price. Veal tle, and of all kinds of provisions from and pork hold the proportion to the Ireland, we know of no mode of inprices of beef that is ufual in your creasing the quantity at market, exmarkets,
cept by a similar importation from the
continent 2 Boys and i Girl
Marriages, Births, and Deaths, in December.
continent of Europe ; but we cannot,
9. At Monkredden, Ayrshire, George without the proper inquiries, presume to Cunningham, Efj; of Monkredden. say, whethor that measure, on the whole, 11. The Right Hon. Thomas Villiers, would be either effectual or eligible.
Earl of Clarendon. I have the honour to be, with respect, 12. At Renfrew, Miss Simpson, daughSIR,
ter of the Rev. Mr Simpson. Your most obedient humble servant. 14. At his lodgings in St James's J. HUNTER-BLAIR, Provost. Street, London, Robert Carr, Esq; com
mander of the Barnwall East Indiaman. MARRIAGES.-Dec. 1. At Liver- 15. At Inverary, Mr Duncan Ochilpool, the Right Hon. Lord Henry Mur- tree merchant. ray, brother to the Duke of Athole, to
At Libberton Kirk, Dr Peter CampMiss Kent.
bell, late of Jamaica. 7. Capt. John Hamilton Brown of Glaf- 16. At Rankeilor in Fife, the Hon. well, to Miss C. Bower of Kincaldrum. Fred. Maitland, Capt. in the Royal Navy. 11. At Glasgow, Mr James Forrester,
At Rasay, in the 69th year of his age, merchant, to Mifs Darling M‘Kechnie, John M‘Leod, Efq; of Rasay. daughter of Mr J. M, merchant.
17. At Edinburgh, the Right Hon. II. Lic'ut. Lockhart of the 3oth Regt. Charles Lord Gray. to Miss Catharine Gibson, daughter of At Inverness, Mr Hector Frazer, the late Rev. Mr John Gibson minister Rector of the grammar school. of St Cuthberts.
*19. At Glasgow, Mr Andrew Millar 12. Dr D. Rutherford Professor of merchant. Botany in the University of Edinburgh,
23. At Pailley, Miss Mary Paterson, to Miss Henrietta Mitchelson, daughter daughter of the late Robert Paterson, to John Mitchelson of Middleton, Esq. Efq; of Craigton. 14. David Kinloch of Gourdie, Efq;
At Physgill house, Mrs Stewart, reto Miss Isabella Milne, eldest daughter liet of John Hathorn, Efq. of Thomas Milne of Milnfield, Esq.
24. Mrs Eliz. Hamilton, spouse of Mr 15. At Ayr, Dav. Fergusson, Esq; Pro- Charles Thomson merchant in Edinvost of Ayr, to Miss Ballantine, daughter burgh. of the deceased will. Hamilton mercht. 25. At Warriston, in the 75th year of
22. Capt. William Balfour of the her age, Mrs Janet Mackintosh, widow ş7th Regiment, to Miss. J. Ogilvy, of the deceased Mr James Mansfield, daughter of the late W. Ogilvy, Era; banker in Edinburgh. of Hartwoodmyres.
29. At Arden, Dumbartonshire, George BIRTH S. — - Dec. 8. Lady Dick of Buchannan, Esq. Prestonfield was delivered of a son. 35. John Haliburton, Efq. 18. The Right Hon. Lady Balgonie of
Dr William Grant late physician in a son, at his Lordship’s house in Spring London, Gardens, London.
29. The Hon. Lady Forbes of Crai. The City of Glasgow's general bill of gievar of a daughter.
mortality, for 1786. DEA THŞ. - Dec. Lately at Bath, Under 2 years 65? Betw. 50 and 60 83 Gilbert Elliot, Esq; of Langlandś. Betw. 2 and 5 166
60 and 70 97 At Corke, Mr Digges comedian.
5 and 10 59 70 and 80 72 Oct. In Jamaica, Dr David Stewart. jo and 20 67
80 and 92 33 Nov. 33. At Barcelona, Capt. Robert 20 and 30 96 90 and 100 3 Robb, late of the Edinburgh Regt.
30 and 40 68 Dec. 2. Mrs Jean Douglas Balderston, 40 and 50 921 wife of the Rev. Mr Simpson, one of Town's Hospital, ditto. the ministers of Edinburgh.
Men and Women 4. Mr James Hotchkis brewer in Edin.
3 5. At Strasburgh, Ensign Alexander Interred in Gorbals burying-ground, Ştewart, only fon to Col. Stewart of
103 the 3d Regt. of foot, M. P.
89 6. At Portpatrick, Mrs Campbell of
Still-born Aires. 7. Mr Leonard Urquhart writer to sign.
1736 8. The Right Hon. the Earl of Home. Increased this year 87 in the High He is succeeded in his estate and titles Church, Black Friars, and North-west by his eldest son Lord Dunglass, Church-yards, and Town's Hospital.
Table of Rain which fell at Glasgow during the year 1786,
as measured by a Rain Gage that gives the thousandth part
N. B. From April to September inclusive, the heighth of the Thermo-
With respect to the Rain which fell near Edinburgh,, (at Dudding-
We would be much obliged to any gentleman who has kept a register
IN DE X.
183 Çinder business, new,
197 Dowsing's curious journal of the de-
molishing of church ornaments,
380 Deifts in Bohemia, declaration of
54 Deaths, 453, 461, 468, 475, 482, 487
325 Egypt, on the different inhabitants
61 by Bertholon,
the castle of,
new Magistrates of, 476
79 Eustatius, books and papers rela-
273 Austria, visits England,
people called, by the Son of James of Buda,
276 Ferdofi, á Persian poet, tranlla-
294 Flaherty, biographical traits of the
319 Faculties of man and other ani-
380 Fable, by R. Cumberland, 183
German poetry, origin and progress
377 James I. of Scotland, remarks on a
342 Kosacs, manners and customs of
375 KING, Margaret Nicholson's attempt
436 Lama of Tibet, account of, 15
letter from, concerning a-
163 Music of uncivilized nations, obser:
prefented to the States
affallinate the KING,
9 1 that name, or the eternal fire of
51 Normans, on the navigation and dis-
102 Nova Scotia, on the produce and
174 Persians, customs and character of
176 pi&tures and ornaments of churches,
397 museum bę onging to the late, 47
'124 Pallas, anecdotes of Professor, 160