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MrReid, the architect, much to his creN the 5th of September, Robert dit, accommodated the brethren by the received his Majesty's warrant appoint-and, not withstanding the vast concourse ing him Lord President of the College of people present, not the smallest acciof Justice, in the room of Ilay Camp. dent took place. During the ceremony, bell, Esq. resigned ; and his Majesiy's several Masonic anthems were sung by warrant with respect to the division of a band of singers placed on the Grand That Court, has also been received, and Master's platform for the purpose. transmitted to the different Judges. It

The various current coins of the king. is as follows:

dom, wiih copies of the present newsFirst CHAMBER. SECOND CHAMBER.

papers, and a plan of the building, enLord President Blair Lord Justice Clerk

closed in crystal bottles, were deposited Lords Dunsinnan Lords Polkemmet

in the stone-with two plates. Upon Craig

Glenlee the one was ihe following inscription :-

Q. F. F.Q.S.




Regnante Georgio Tertio, Patre Patriz, Woodhouselee To sit in the New Edinburgi præfecto iterum Donaldo Smith Tosit in the former Rooni above the

Court Room.

Architecto Roberto Reid;

Florentissima urbe plurimis novis et splen


ædificiis jan decorata, Agreeably to the resolution of the Quibus omni vitæ commoditate fruerentur

cives felices, Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council

, Ipsi novum hunc carcerem tandem strueon Thursday, Sept. s. the Foundation

bant, quo infelicibus consuleretur; Stone of the new Gaol of Edinburgh was Neque miseri debitores, promiscue cum falaid by the Hon. Wm. Maule, M. P.

cinorosis, Grand Master Mason Elect of Scotland, Neque vel maxime nefarii, ante judicium, who was attended upon this occasion by Squaiido et insalubri carcere inclusi, a number of respectable brethren, with Inucili et iniquo afficerentur supplicio. the Lodges of this city, and the representatives of the other Lodges in Scotland.

TRANSLATION, The grand Masonic procession, con. May God prosper this undertaking. sisting of nearly 1000 of the brethren,

1808. walked from the College of Edinburgh In the reign of George the Third, the to the Highland - Society Hall, where father of his country, in the second year they were joined by the Lord Provost, of the provostship of Donald Smith, Magistrates, and Council, in their robes, Esq. the very flourishing city of Edin. preceded by the High Constables, and burgh being already adorned with many attended by several noblemen and gen- new and splendid buildings, in which tlemen, the trustees appointed by the the happy citizens might enjoy every act of Parliament for the various im- comfort of life, they at last began to provements connected with the new build, according to the plan of Robert Courts of Law, &c.

Reid, architect, this new prison, in which The streets were lined by the mili- due attention should be paid to the untary. The procession was conducted happy; so that neither unfortunate deb. with the greatest regularity; and the tors, by being confined promiscuously Masonic ceremony was performed by with criminals, nor even the greatest the Most Worshipful Grand Master with criminals, before they were brought to great propriety and solemnity.

trial, by being contined in a loathsome Sept. 1808.





and unwholesome jail, should be made and attachment, and followed them into suffer an unless and unjust punish. to the College Square according to their ment.

seniority, where the brethren were seUpon the other plate were the names guiarly dismissed. of all the present Grand Officers, with Among the noblemen and gentlemen the following inscription :

present upon the occasion were the In the absence of the Acting Grand Master,

Earl of Morton, Lord Visc. Cathcart, THE GRAND MASTER ELECT, Lord Sempill, Sir P. Murray, Member Amidst the acclamations of a numerous as- for the city, &c. &c. semblage of the Brethren,

An immense concourse of spectators

were assembled in the streets, at the THE FOUNDATION STONE

windows, on the house tops, even the

executioner's platform not excepted. THE NEW GAOL OF THE CITY OF

The day being remarkably fine added EDINBURGH;

much to the beauty of the scene ; and Planned with the benevolent purpose of re

the regularity, precision, and decorum medying the evils of the former prison,

with which the whole was conducted, by a suitable regard to the health and

refeot much honour on those cuocerned comfort, and morals, of those whose in that department. detention the law requires;

In the afternoon, the Lord Provost and That the unfortunate debtor, Magistrates gave an elegant turtle-feast Being no longer condemned to mingle with in the Assembly rooms, George Street, criminals,

to the Hon. William Maule, the Grand May not, in losing the blessing of liberty, Master Mason Eiect of Scotland, the otBe exposed to lose also the innocence and ficers of the different Lodges, Lord Vis. religion

count Cathcart, Commander in Chief, Which are the consolation of his dreary hours;

and a number of noblemen and gentle. That even the criminal

men who had been present at the inte Under the severest sentence of the law resting ceremony. After dinner a great May have no unnecessary addition to the number of loyal, constitutional, and appunishment, which that awful sentence propriate toasts were drunk with enthu

and his own conscience inflict; siasm, Mr Gow's excellent band of mu. And that the greatest end of public security sic playing suitable tunes. Every thing may thus be obtained,

was conducted with the greatest harmuAt the least possible expense of individual ny and good order. suffering.

The gaol now begun to be erected has After the whole was concluded, the long been much wanted in this city, and Grand Master addressed the Lord Pro. will be found eminently useiul. The vost in a short congratulatory speech, plan prepared for its construction is ad. to which his Lordship made a reply, ex- mirably adapted for the comfort and se'pressive of the propriety of the under- curity of the prisoners, and the presertaking, and thanks for the attention of vation of their health and morals. The the Grand Master, and of the Masous other public buildings about to be erecte of Scotland.

ed in the vicinity of the goal are on a Upon the return of the procession, grand scale. Those containing the new the junior Lodge walked first, and the library, &c. for the Faculty of Advo. other Lodges followed in their proper cates, and other accommodations for the order; then the Lord Provost, Magis. Courts of Justice, which are already trates, and Council, &c. uncovered begun, form a continuation of the new and the Grand Lodge immediately af- Exchequer building in the Parliament ter-the Lord Provost, &c. leaving the Square. It runs westward from the procession at the Highland Society Hall; Parliament House, and will form a most and the Grand Lodge returning to the magnificent pile of Grecian architecCollege through the riunerous assem. ture. blage of the brethren, who were drawn The whole is to be completed from up on each side within the military, re- the designs of Mr Robert Reid, archiceiving the Grand Lodge as they pas. tect; and when finished, will constitute sed with every demonstration of respect one of the chief ornaments of this city.


was circumstantial, as in all cases of that On Monday June 13. came on the kind it must necessarily be ; with that trial of James Gilchris:, stocking-maker evidence a majority of the jury was at Slatefield near Glasgow, for the mur. satisfied ; and he thought it justice to der of Margaret Brock, his wife, on the that majority to state that the whole night of the zist of January last, by first of the Court were of the same opinion. strangling her, and then setting fire to –His Lordship then adverted to the her clothes, whereby she was so much baneful effects of an indulgence in spiscorched and burni, as to occasion herritous liquors; it had caused the prie death. It appeared in evidence, that soner to embrue his hands in the blood the pannel and his wife, whey they kept of his nearest and dearest relative, the sober and attended to their work, lived wife of his bosom, after having lived upon goed terms; but when they took twenty-seven years a married life. His to drinking, they frequently quarrelled, Lordship concluded his address, by enand the pannel often struck his wife :- treating the prisoner to employ what That on the afternoon of the 21st Jan. time he had to live in imploring the parthey had both gor drunk, and they quar- don of God through the merits of his relled; the neighbours heard her scream Redeemer, that he might obtain mercy violently, and give a guller, as if she was in the world to come, as there was no choaking :- That Jean Abernethy, who hope of pardon in this. He then prolived the door above the pannel, went nounced the sentence, which was, that into the pannel's house about eight o'. he should be hanged at the common place clock, when the pannel said his wife of execution in Glasgow, on the 20th of was gone; that the house was all dark: July, and his body given to the Professor That when some other neighbours came of Anatomy in that city for dissection. with a light, they found the deceast on When sentence was pronounced, the ber knees in the kitchen, with her arms prisoner said, “ If he was guilty, a hunleaning on a chair, and ber clothes and dred deaths were too little for him; but her body much burnt. This was the he thanked God he was innocent.” substance of the evidence.-Mr Alex. The pannel was 47 years of age, stout Machonochie addressed the Jury on the made, of a dark complexion, and decent part of the Crown, and Mr John Reid appearance. He was very attentive to on behalf of the pannel.

the proceedings, but no way agitated. The Lord Jusiice Clerk, in an ele. This unfortunate man suffered the gant charge to the Jury, gave a clear sentence of the law at the appointed and correct abstract of the evidence.- time and place. About one p'clock on The Jary next day returned their ver- the 20th July, he was attended in the diet, finding by a plurality of voices the hall in Glasgow, by the Rev. Mr Mac. panael Guilty.

Lean, of Gorbals, Mr Brodie, Dovehill, After the verdict was delivered, the and Mr M‘Donald, Edinburgh. After pannel said, " There certainly must be long conversation and prayer, he resome understanding in this case ; but I peated his declaration of innocence in declare before God and this audience, the strongest terms. Before leaving the and as I have to answer to God at the hall, he poured out a tumbler of beer, day of judgment, I am as innocent of and before drinking it, he called to the this crime as the child unborn. I knew Lord Provost, and all who beard him, nothing of my wife that night till I got to witness at the tribunal of God that out of bed, and found her burnt. How- he was innocent. He then appeared on ever, if it be the will of the Almighty the scaffold, decently dressed in black, that I am to suffer, I die innocent." where he again repeated his declaration

The Court then proceeded to pro. of innocence. After singing two por. nounce judgment. The Lord Justice tions of the sist and 103d psalms, with Clerk, in a most eloquent and impressive a clear and steady voice, he mounted speech, addressed the prisoner on the e- the platform with astonishing, firmness normity of his crime; whether guilty or and composure, and about three o'clock, innocent, which God and his own con was launched into ertenity, in the pre- i science could alone know, he must ac: - sence of a greater concourse of people. knowledge that his trial had been a than was recollected to have assembled fair one. The evidence against him there on a similar occasion.



General Sir William Medows is appoiätWhitehall, Sept. 6.— The King has been

ed Governor of Hull, vice the Earl of pleased to nominate and appoint Robert Clanricarde, deceased; and General F. £. Blair, Esq. of Avontown, Dean of the Fa

Gwyn, Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of culty of Advocates, to be President of the

Wight, vice Sir W, Medows. College of Justice in Scotland, in room of

Colonel Janies Robercson, on half-pay of the Right Hon. Ilay Campbell, resigned.

the 92d, is appointed Lieut.-Governor of The King has also been pleased to grant

Fort George, vice the Hon. Col. Stewart, the dignity of a Baronet of the United

deceased. Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to

Gen. Sir Charles Green is appointed Co. Ilay Campbell, Esq.

, of Succoth, Doctor of lonel of the 16th foot, vice Gen. Bovyer, Laws, and the heirs male of his body law

deceased-- Brevet Lieut.-Colonel Daniel fully begotten. The Right Rev. Dr Dampier, Bishop of 29th font, vice Lieut.-Colonel Lake, decea

White, is appointed Lieut.. Colonel of the Rochester, is translated to the Sce of Ely, sed- Major Hewgill is appointed Colonel in room of the Hon. Dr Yorke, deceased.

of the York Light Infantry Volunteers, vige Sept. 11.-- The King has been pleased to

Sir Charles Green, promoted. appoint the Rev. John Cook, Professor of Hebrew in St Mary's College, St Andrew's,

MARRIAGES. to be Professor of Divinity in that College,

Aug. 9. At Glasgow, the Rev. John in room of the deceased Dr Robert Arnot; Cooper, Balfron, to Miss Susanna Dinwidand the Rev. Daniel Robertson, minister of die, Glasgow. Meigle, to be Professor of Hebrew, in room

11. At manse of Udney, the Rev. Dupof Mr Cook.

can Mearns, minister at Tarves, to Eliza, The University of St Andrew's have daughter of the late William Forsyth, Esq. conferred the degree of Doctor of Divinity

of Huntly. on the Rev. Professor Cook, and on the

17. At Dunbar, the Rev. Adam ThoniRev. George Cook, minister of the gospel

son, Coldstream, to Isabella, eldest daughat Laurencekirk. The King has been pleased to present houses..

ter of the late Mr James Turnbull, Leethe Rev. Hugh Ross to the church of

18. At London, James Stuart Hall, Esq. Fearn, vacant by the death of Mr William

late of Madras, to Janet, fourth daughter Simpson, late minister there.

of the late Mr James Hunter, merchant The Earl of Hopetoun has been pleased

in Edinburgh. to present the Rev. Robert Colvin, D.D. to the church of Johnstone, vacant by the

22. At Glasgow, Dr John Heenan, to translation of the Rev. Dr Sibbald.

Miss Alexander, daughter of Mr F. Alex.

ander. The Magistrates and Council of Glasgow 24. At Dundee, the Rev. David Dickson, have elected the Rev. Dr Gavin Gibb, mi

one of the ministers of St Cuthbert's, to nister of Strathblane, to be minister of St Andrew's Church in that city, in room of

Miss J. Jobson, daughter of James Jobson,

Esq. Dr William Ritchie, translated to the High

27. At Forres, Mr John Cumming, ta Church of Edinburgh. The King has been pleased to appoint

Miss Sophia Bannerman, of Banff. Robert Reid, Esq. architect in Edinburgh, nufacturer, to Miss Sutherland.

Ai Saltcoats, Mr Janies Dunlop, ma. to be his Majesty's architect and surveyor 29. At Ardgowao, John Cuoingham, Esq. in Scotland.

son of Sir William Cuningham of RobertMaster and Assistants of the Merchant land, Bart. to Miss Janet-1. ucretia Wallace, Company of Edinburgb, elected Sept. 5.

daughter of the deceased John Wallace,

Esq. of Kelly. Alex. Bonar, Esq, Banker, Master. 30. At Campbelton, Mr Duncan MacAssistants, Mess. Archd. Mackinlay; Robc. Gown, merchant, Greenock, to Miss Jackie Allan; James Carfrae ; Alexander Smith; Campbell, youngest daughter of the late Richd. Bannatyne; Charles Baxter; Wm. Mr Lachlan Campbell, surgeon in CampCreech; David Clark; William M.Lean; beltown. Peter Wood; John Walker; Archibald 31. William Foote, Esq. Alloa, to Mar. Campbell; Mr Adam Freer, Treasurer. jory, eldest daughter of Mr Morison of

The Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Greenfield. Council of Edinburgh, have conferred the At Cheltenham, Captain John Blake, freedom of that city on Or James Gregory 13th foot, to Mrs Erskine, widow of Maand Dc Andrew Duncan, sen. Physicians, jor Gen. Erskine of Cardross, and only and Professors of Medicine in chis Univer- daughter of the late Lieut-Gen, Sir Wila sity.

liam Mlyers, Bart.


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At Iver, Robert Anstrather, Esq. to Miss 6. The Duchess of Newcastle, a daughter. Holt.

7. The Lady of Thomas Hamilton, Esq. At Gretna Green, Lewis Frazer, Esq. of the 15th foot, to Catherine, daughter of J. 7. At manse of Kilmaurs, Mrs Roxburgh, Williams, Esq. of Wilcroft, near Hereford. a daughter.

Sept. 1. At Edinburgh, Mr Andrew He- 15. At Highgate, the Lady of Francis riot, merchant in Glasgow, to Agnes, daugh- Freeling, Esq. of the General Post Office, ter of the late Mr William Hogg, of the a daughter. Hon. East India Company's service.

15. Mrs M'Intosh of Baluespick, a daugh. 1. At Glasgow, Mr John Keir, preacher ter. of the gospel, to Mass Mary Burnec, daugh- 15. At Tain, Mrs M'Kidd, a son. ter of the late Mr James Burnet.

16. At Campbelton, Mrs Gardner, late 2. At Edinburgh, the Rev. David Wau. of Springbog, a daughter. chope, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late In Nottingham Place, the Lady of Sir William Dick of Prestonfield, Bart. Sir Edward Hamilton, of the Royal Navy,

2. Capt. Walter Brown, jun. of Currie, a son and heir. to Catharine, daughter of the late James Mrs Buchan, of Auchmacay, a son. Renton, Esq Ber wick.

17. Mrs Silver, of Netherlee, a daughter. 6. At Douglas Castle, Adam Thonson, 20. At London, Lady Anson, two boys, Esę. of Knockbreck, to Miss M'Haffie. one of them still-born.

8. At St Mary Stoke, A. H. Stewart, 21. The Countess of Bristol, a son. Esq. to Miss Bleaden, daughter of John 21. Lady Ossulston, a daughter. Bleaden, Esq. of Stoke Hall, Ipswich. 21. The Lady of the Hon. Lawrence

14. At Whittingham, Mr Charles Shir- Dundas, a son. reff, merchant, Leith, to Miss Caxon, daugh- 24. Lady Petre, a daughter. ter of the late Mr Henry Coxon, Howbaulk, 24. At Mells Park, Somersetshire, the Northumberland.

Lady of Colonel Horner, a daughter. Ar the manse of Fyvie, Mr Lewis Nicol, 24. At Farnbro', Warwickshire, Lady advocate in Aberdeen, to Miss Elizabeth Mordaunt, a son. Touch, daughter of Williain Touch, Esq. 25. Ac Gloucester Place, London, the Lalate of the Royal Navy.

dy of H. T. Hardacres, Esq. of the Royal

Navy, a son, after having had eight daughBIRTHS.

ters in regular succession. May 13. At Gibraltar, the Lady of Lieut. 28. At Powis, Mrs Leslie, a daughter, Colonel Ross, 57th regiment, a daughter. her fourteenth child.

July 22. Ac Kilgraston House, Mrs 28. At London, the Lady of H. ThornGrant of Kilgraston, a son.

ton, Esq. M. P. a daughter. 22. At Wemyss Hall, the Lady of James 29. At Arnot house, the Lady of ThoWemyss, Esq. of Winthank, a daughter. mas Bruce, Esq.of Arnot, a son.

25. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Ďr That- 29. At London, Lady Popham, a son, becher, a daughter.

ing her ninth child. 25. At ditto, Mrs Johnston, wife of Mr Lately, at Cleland House, the Lady Henry Johnston, surgeon, a daughter. Marton Dalrymple, Esq. a daughter.

26. At ditto, Mrs Wishart, York Place, Sept; 1. Ac Kirktonhill, Mrs Taylor, of a daughter, still-born.

Kirkconhill, a daughter. 28. At ditto, Mrs Maxwell Gordon, a 2. At Annanhill, Mrs Cuningham of

Thornton, a daughter. 29. At Glengary House, the Lady of 4. At Milrig, Ayrshire, Mrs Gordon of Colonel Macdonell'of Glengary, a son and Milrig, a daughter. beir.

9. Te nyanse of Cariston, the Hon. Mrs 30. The Lady of Viscount Marsham, a Lyell, a son. son and heir.

11. At Camnethan House, Mrs Lock- At Sir Walter Farquhar's house, Lon- hart of Castlehill, a son and heir. don, the Lady of Gilbert Machison, Esq. a 11. At Rankeillor, Fifeshire, the Lady of daughter.

che Hon. Lieut.-General John Hope, of At Malshanger, the Lady of Colonel Craighall

, a son. Cunyngham, a son.

The Duchess of Beaufort, a daughter. Ac Markfield, Stamford Hill, the Lady At Brighton, Mrs T. Turner, a daughof Robert Moubray, Esq. of Cockairnie, a ter, being her ewenty-fourth child.

Births in India.At Bengal, the Lady Aug. 3.1A Sinton House, Mrs Scort of of James Law, Esq. a daughter. At RuzSinton, a daughter.

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