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going, and how far: witness told him he the outside for the knife, and said, it is
nel asked what there Lord Justice Clerk pronounced sentence of
During the whole of the trial, Lissens ing him, said, if he had not been a canny behaved in the most hardened manner, and young man he would have murdered him.
repeatedly tried to intimidate, by staring Pannel then went over a wall into a bank the witnesses full in the face, and muttering of wood, and when there, asked him if ever imprecations against them. The persons he had seen bold Johnston the highwayman he had to deal with in the present instance before ? Witness made no reply, on which were too steady to be practised upon by he repeated the question, and told him to such arts ; but we can easily conceive witmake the best of his way to Langholm, for nesses whom his conduct might have overthere were other nine of them in the neigh awed and embarrassed; for the natural exbourhood, and if they came up to him they pression of the fellow's countenance is in would perhaps take his life. Proceeding the highest degree villanous and ferocious, on the road to Langholm, he soon came up and his appearance, apart from all evidence, to some labourers and masons working at seemed to convince every one that he was the turnpike, and told them the circum capable of perpetrating even greater crimes stance which had just happened ; on which than that of which he stood accused. When about fourteen persons pursued immediately the person robbed was brought to the bar, in the direction he had pointed out : John Lissens whispered, loud enough to be heard, M'Intosh and Andrew Murray were two of “ You may take the body, but, dan you, them : he accompanied them, and passed you cannot take the soul !” and we underthe house of Mr Armstrong of Brocketlees, stand he afterwards paid a similar compliwho was told what had happened, and also ment to the judges. After his sentence was followed in pursuit on horseback: Mr Arm- pronounced he began to droop a little, and, strong outstripped the rest : when witness in a tremulous and inarticulate voice, atcame up to the pannel, Mr Armstrong and tempted to crave the mercy of the court, in a great crowd were surrounding him : wit consideration of his alleged services as a ness pointed out the pannel as the robber, soldier. Thomas Rule, the young man and Ñ‘Intosh seizing him, ordered him to who was robbed, appeared much more afgive up the articles he had taken ; where fected than the prisoner at the bar; and as upon the pannel gave up the watch and the sentence of death was pronounced, unknife, and Gs. : there was no 3s. piece among able longer to restrain his feelings, he burst the money returned, but he is sure the into tears in the open court. watch and penknife are the same that the Proceedings of the Committec on the Propannel took from him : pannel passed along posed National Monument for Scotland ; the road a short way, in custody of John the Earl of Moray in the Chair. The conM'Intosh : pannel being asked what he ener having stated to the committee the had done with the large knife, said, he had former proceedings which had taken place thrown it away: the stick had been taken on this subject, the following resolution was from him before witness came up, and was thereupon moved by the Right Honourable in possession of one of the crowd: some the Earl of Wemyss and March, and second
rsons began to feel pannel's pockets in ed by Lord Gray, viz :-" The committee
having resumed consideration of the pro- admitted, will aggravate and legalize them;
trict of burghs, be requested to present the This resolution having been unanimously petition to the House of Commons, and that approved, it was then resolved to refer the Lord Viscount Melville be requested to preconsideration of the most proper means of sent the petition to the House of Peers. carrying it into effect to a sub-committee of 5thly, That these Resolutions be printed noblemen and gentlemen, who were named once in each of the newspapers published in accordingly.
Edinburgh. The thanks of the meeting were unani. It was also suggested that the Resolutions mously voted to the Earl of Moray for his be inserted once in the London Courier, conduct in the chair, and to their convener, Times, and Morning Chronicle, which was Mr Linning, for his zeal and exertions in agreed to. promoting the object of the meeting.
It was resolved, that the management of Bill for Controlling the Expenditure, &c. this opposition shall be vested in the Standof the Scots Royal Burghs.--Yesterday a ing Committee, and it be recommended to General Meeting of the Guildry Incorpora- the Committee to co-operate with any other tion of Edinburgh was held in the Free- incorporations or public bodies whose sentimasons' Hall, for the purpose of taking in
ments coincide with those of this incorporato consideration the biĩl lately brought into
tion. Parliament, by the Lord Advocate, for re
The thanks of the meeting were, on the gulating and controlling the expenditure motion of Mr Inglis, unanimously voted to of the common good of the royal burghs Mr Phin, for his judicious conduct in the in Scotland, when the report of the stand- chair.
(Signed) Wm Phin. ing committee upon that subject was read,
We understand that the objections of the and the following resolutions unanimously Committee to the measure were chiefly adopted :
founded on the following points : That the Freemasons' Hall, 27th April 1818.- Auditors of the public accounts are to conAt a General Meeting of the Incorporation tinue to be appointed by the Magistrates, of the Guildry of the City of Edinburgh, to whom they must report, and by whom called by repeated advertisements in the their report must be approved ; the Comnewspapers, upon the refusal of the Lord mittee thought that the nomination should Dean of Guild to comply with a requisition be with the citizens, and the report should addressed to his Lordship to convene the be made to the Exchequer, in which effect Guildry, for the purpose of considering a
should be given to the objections that might bill lately introduced into Parliament for be stated to them. regulating the expenditure of the common
That the vouchers of the accounts could good of royal burghs, and from which meet not be seen by the citizens until after they ing precautions were adopted to exclude all had preferred a complaint to the Exchequer, persons who did not produce Guild tickets where, when it was too late, the objection or other evidence that they belonged to the might be obviated by the nature of the Guildry:
voucher, but nevertheless the party comIn the absence of the Lord Dean of Guild, plaining must pay the expenses ; a risk Mr William Phin was, on the motion of which none would choose to run. Mr Inglis, unanimously called to the chair. That the accounts are proposed to be The bill being submitted to the considera- merely of receipt and expenditure, instead tion of the meeting, and, together with the of charge and discharge, with state of reve. report of the committee, having been there nue and of debts due to and by the common after very fully and deliberately discussed, good, as provided by that part of the act on the motion of Mr Arch. Anderson, se 1693, which is not quoted and revived. conded by Mr Bowie, it was unanimously That the arrangement under which the
Resolved, 1st, That the above bill, in- borrowing of money by the Magistrates is stead of correcting the evils that have long authorised, is altogether most highly objecbeen complained of, and are now publicly tionable, as legalizing and extending a
power which they consider, at present at several persons in that place.
Having proleast, to be exceeding doubtful; and ceeded on that road about a mile east of the
That that the distinction drawn betwixt village, she laid down the child in a small those citizens whose object in complaining clump of trees, having previously hushed it must be for remedy of abuses which they asleep, and there inhumanly left it. She may conceive to exist, and for the benefit of was seen, shortly after, running back the common good, not for their private e through the village without stopping, with molument, and betwixt those Magistrates her shoes in her hands, having on a striped whom the act contemplates may be found bed-gown and a blue quilted petticoat, guilty of lavishness and profusion, and im- without a cloak. The boy thus exposed by propriety and corruption, is most invidious her has lately had the small-pox, as the and highly improper ; by it the former blanes or marks of them are visible on his must in all cases inevitably pay expenses, skin. He has brown hair, with very dark and in many cases penalties, without its eyes and eye-lashes, and on the whole a being in the power of the Court to relieve good-looking dark child. From the inhuthem, however undoubted their bona fides manity of the act, it is probable that she is might have been ; while it is considered not the mother of the child, but has stolen that the costs of the other, even after proof it for the purpose of exciting compassion in of the fact, ought to be paid from the com her trade of begging; but finding it not to mon good.
answer, she has fallen on this method of Merchant Company.-A general meeting getting free of the incumbrance. Very forof this respectable body having been held tunately some little children, amusing them. this day, to consider a report of their com selves among the trees, espied the child still mittee on the above-mentioned bill, it was sleeping, and ran to acquaint their mother resolved, by a majority of 107 to 9, that it with what they had seen. With a mother's should be opposed.
The bonnetmakers and feelings, this good woman immediately ran dyers have also resolved to oppose the bill. to the spot, took up the child, nearly half
On Sunday, the 20th instant, a vagrant dead with cold, and brought it to her own woman called at a house in Tranent, much house, and took care of it until the evenfrequented by persons of her description, ing. She then carried it to the minister of to light her pipe, having in her arms a boy the parish, who has procured a woman to about three years of age. She said she was take charge of it, and it is now well, under going to Haddington, being acquainted with the protection of the kirk session.
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
The Prince Regent has been pleased to approve of the appointment of the Honourable Archibald Douglas of Douglas, and Charles Chisholme of Chisholme, to be Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Roxburgh
His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has presented the Rev. John Grierson, minister of Dun. ning, to the church and parish of Dunblane, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mr Stirling.
The Rev. John M'Lachlan, minister of Alva, has been presented by the Right Hon. the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council of Edinburgh, to be minister of Wemyss, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mr George Gibb.
The Right Hon the Earl of Airly has presented the Rev. Creorge Winehouse, missionary minister on the Royal Bounty in Clova and Glenprisen, to the church and parish of Auchterhouse.
9 Dr. H. Ferguson to be Cornet by purch. vice
18th Mar. 1818
Cornet H. De Lapasture to be Lieut. by
Assist. Surg. James Dunne, from h. p. 53
dos 21 Lieut. F. de Visme to be Capt. by purch. vice Craufurd
19th do. Cornet G. F. Boulton to be Lieut. by purch. vice De Visme
do. C. H. Somerset, from Cape Corps, to be Lieut. by purch. vice Proctor, 60 F.
20th do. 23
G. W. Prosser to be Capt. by purch. vice Cox, ret.
25th Dec, 1813
Thomas Starke antedated to the
do. Charles P. Ellis antedated to the
do. James Simpson antedated to the
do. Edward Clive antedated to the
do. William Grimstead antedated to the
do. B.Lord Hotham antedated to the
do. Adjutant Wedderburn antedated to the
8th Jan, 1818
III. MILITARY. 2 L. G. G. A. Reid to be Cornet and Sub Lieut. by
p. vice Harley, ret, 7th Mar. 1818 W.N.Burrows to be ('ornet and Sub Lieut. by p. vice Colcroft, ret.
12th do. 3 Dr. Lt. Lloyd antedated to the 14th May 1817 9 Maj. De Lancey ditto
24th Oct. Cornet R. Norris to be Lieut. by purch. vice Smith, ret.
18th Mar. 1818
T dart tale
3 F.G. Lieut. and Capt. Alexander Fead antedated 5 F. Ensign E. C. Hill, from h. p. to be Ensign,
25th Mar. John H. Stapleton ante
H. Bishop to be Qr. Master, vice dated to the
26th do. C. 0. Prendergast ante 10 Capt. G. Chandler, from h. p. 1 Gk. L. I. dated to the
to be Captain, vice Fothergill, exch. rec. R. F. G. Cumberland andiff,
do. tedated to the
Surg. W. O'Donel, from h. p. New Bruns. 32 F. J. G. Campbell to be Ensign by purch. vice
Fen. to be Surgeon, vice Pritchard, exch. Darroch, ret. 12th Mar. 1818
do. 36 Gen. G. Don, from 95 F, to be Colonel, 11 Surg. W. Chermside, M. D. from North vice St John, dead
Cork Mil. to be Assist. Surg. vice Dix, 33 Brevet Lt. Col. John Mansel to be Lt. Col.
who retires upon h. p. of Assist. Surg. to 12th Feb. the Forces
2d April 56 Lieut. General Sir J. Murray, Bart. from 12 Lieut, B. Chamberlayne, from h. p. to be 3 W. I. R. to be Colonel, vice Norton,
Lieut. vice Gale, exch. rec. diff. dead
31st Mar. 14 Capt W. Turnor, from h. p. to be Capt. GO Lieut. William Proctor, from 21 Dr. to be
vice Nooth, exch,
26th Mar. Lieut. vice Fleeson, Cape Corps 20th do. 28 Ensign J. Borthwick, from h. p. 10 F. to 62 Assist. Surg. E. Hollier, from 19 Dr. to be
be Ensign, vice Lynam, exch.
2d April Assist. Surg. vice Home, ret. h. p. 53 F. 29 Lieut. A. Richardson, from h. p. to be Lt.
vice Hamilton, exch. rec. diff. 26th Mar, Lieutenant C. Perceval antedated to the 32 Lt. Col. Hon. J. M. Maitland to be Lt. Col. 15th Aug. 1815 vice Maitland, exch.
do. E. C. Colls antedated to the
35 Ensign E. Ingram, from h. p. to be Ensign, 16th do.
vice Macdonell, exch. 72 Ensign D. Matheson to be Lieutenant, vice Capt. G. Moulson, from h. p. to be Paym. Cameron, dead 12th Mar. 1817 vice Home, ret. on h. p.
do. Vol. Paul Hughes to be Ensign, vice Mathe 40 Ensign J. Newman, from h. p. 12 F. to be son
Ensign, vice Napier, exch. 26th Mar. 74 Lt. Black antedated to the
24th do. 48 Lieut. E. J. O'Brien, from Rifle Brig. to 89 Captain J. M. Shand antedated to the
be Lieut. vice Gibson, exch.
do. 15th Jan. 1812 49
H. Maxwell, from h. p. to be Lieut. 95 Lieut. Gen. Sir T. Hislop, Bart. to be Col.
vice King, exch. rec. diff.
do. vice Don, 36 F. 4th April 1818 51
J. Jones, from h. p. 81 F. to be Lt. 100 Lieut. J. Williams to be Capt. by purch.
vice Read, exch, rec. dift.
do. vice Steele, ret.
12th Mar. 53
B. Lieut. Col. O. G. Fehrszen, from h. p. Ensign T. Kerr to be Lieut. by purch. vice
to be Major, vice Mansell, pro. 12th Feb. Williams
do. 54 Lieut. C. H. Potts, from York Rang. to be 3W.I.R. Major Gen. Sir J. Kempt, G. C. B. from
Lieut. vice J. H. Potts, exch. 26th Mar. 60 F. to be Colonel, vice Sir J. Murray, 55 Capt. F. Welsh, from h. p. Yk. L. I. V. to 56 F. 31st Mar. 1818
be Capt. vice Campbell, exch. 4W.I.R. Ensign J. Curten, fm. late Meuron's Reg. 56
Lieut. W. Grey, from h. p. to be Lieut. to be Ensign, vice Watts 25th Feb.
vice Dundas, exch. rec. diff. 26th Mar. Cape C. Lieut. J. Fleeson, from 60 F. to be Lieut.
W. Woulds to be Adj. vice Dundas, vice Somerset, 21 Dr.
do. R.H.G. Cornet G. Brander to be Lieut. by purch.
Surgeon H. W. Markham, from h p. 96 F. vice Brooke, 17 Dr.
to be Surgeon, vice Colclough, 22 Dr. S. Hotchkin to be Cornet by purch. vice Brander
do. 61 Lieut. H. M. Randall, from h. p. 60 F. to 2 D.G. Lieut. F.J. Graham, from h. p. to be Lieut.
be Lieut, vice Ellison, rec. diff. vice Green, exch.
do. 62 Ensign J. Higginbotham to be Lieut. vice 3 Rich. Martin to be Cornet by p. 2d April
26th Mar 4 Lieut. J. Chatterton, from 12 Dr. to be
John Lane to be Ensign, v. Higginbotham Capt. by purch, vice White ret. 26th Mar.
T. Matthews to be Capt. by purch, 63 Lieut. Wm Clune, from h. p. 5 W. I. R. to vice Houghton, ret.
be Lieut. vice Cosby, exch. 2d April Cornet H. Higginbotham to be Lieut. by 71 Ensign J. F. Woodward, from 73 F. to be purch. vice Matthews
do. Ensign W. Battier, from 98 F. to be Cornet, 73
J. Spalding, from 71 F. to be Ensign, vice Spence, exch.
do. Gent. Cadet Ramsay to be Cornet by 75
Paym. C. Cox, from h. p. Roll's Reg. to be purch. vice Higginbotham 2d do.
Paym. v. Tiddeman, ret. h. p. 26th Mar. 11 Dr. Lieut. E. I. H. Brisco, from h. p. 40 F. to 80 Lieut. A. Williams, from 25 Dr. to be Lt. be Lieut. vice Sandys, ex. rec. dif.
vice Macqueen, exch. 15 Sir F. Henniker, Bart. to be Cornet by p. 81 Capt. T. Coleman, from 98 F. to be Capt. vice Douglas, prom,
vice Duff, exch.
26th Mar. 18 J. Y. Scarlett to be Çornet by purch. vice 87 Lieut. J. Turner to be Capt. vice Fitz Cla. De La Pasture, prom.
do, 19 Lieut. John Hammersley to be Capt. by
H. W. Desbarres, from h. p. to be purch. vice Anderson, ret. 2d April
Lieut. vice Turner
Roger Sheehy, from h. p. to be be Surgeon, vice Edwards, ret. 1. p. 96 F.
Capt. vice Hill, exch.
do. 93 Lieut. E. R. Macdonnell, from h. p. to be 25 Lt. J. Macqueen, from 80 F. to be Lieut.
Lieut. vice Ewart, exch. rec. diff. do. vice Williams, exch.
Assist. Surg. W. Williams, from h. p. to be 1F.G. Lt. Col. W. C. Eustace, from h. p. Chas.
Assist. Surg. vice Napier, Staff do. Brit. to be Capt. and Lt. Col. vice Davies, 98 Capt. R. Duff, from 81 F. to be Capt. vice exch.
26th Mar. Capt. Lord J. Hay to be Capt. and Lt. Col.
Cornet J. Spence, from 5 D. G. to be En. vice Cooke, ret.
sign, vice Battier, exch. 3
Capt. C. Talbot to be Capt. and Lt. Col. Rif.Br. Lieut. E. Gibson, from 48 F. to be Lieut.
26th Mar. Lieut. D. Murray to be Liéut. and Capt. by
W. H. Douglas, from h, p. 26 F. to purch. vice Talbot
be Lieut. vice Thomson, exch. 20 April P. Cosby to be Ensign and Lieut. by purch. 3W.I.R. Ensign A. Turner to be Lieut. vice Hodg. vice Murray
do. IF. Captain W. H. Butler, from h. p. 6 W. I. R. Gent. Cadet F. Scargill to be Ensign, vice to be Capt. vice W. Gordon, exch. rec.
26th Mar. 4 2d Lieut.
J. Senior, from h. p. 3 Cey. Reg. Lieut. R. Wallace, from h. p. to be Lieut.
to be Ensign, vice Williams, exch. rec. vice Hamer, exch. rec. diff. 20 April
R.A.C. Hosp. Assist. J. M‘Mullen to be Assist. Lieut. Gowan, from 30 f. rec. diff. with Lieut.
Surg. v. Armstrong, h. p. 25th Jan. 1818 Macdowall, h. p. 12 F. R.Y.R. Lieut. J. H. Potts, from 54 F. to be Lieut.
Oldershaw, from 69 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. vice Potts, exch.
cth Mar. Dickson, h. p. 10 F. w. Tudor, from h. p. 82 F. to be Armstrong, from 70 F. rec. diff. with Lieut.
Lieut. vice tewart, exch. 2d April Hunter, h. P:
Yk. L. I. V. to be Lieut, vice Swayne,
eaver from 15 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. York Ch. Lieut. J. Muirson, from h. p. 1 F. to be Sperling, h. p. 00 F. Lieut. vice Jones, exch.
it, from Royal African Corps, with Lieut. Staff.
Armstrong, h. p. 21 F. Lieut. Col. J. Maitland, froin 32 F. to be Insp.
Cornet Loit, from 15 Dr. rec. diff. with Cornet Field Officer of Mil. in lonian Islands, vice Hon.
Elton, h. p. J. Maitland, exch.
Kenyon, from 2 Dr. with Cornet Trollope,
58 F. Staff Surg. J. G. Van MiVengen, M. D. from h. p. to be Surg. to the Forces, vice Howell, who re
Ensign Savage, from 1 F. with Ensign M Gregor, tires on h. p.
h. p. Assist. Storekeeper Gen. T. A. Somersall to be
Surg. Wynne, from R. Wagg. Train, with Surg. Dep. Storekeeper Gen. to the Forces, 13th Feb.
Thomas, h. p. 57 F.
Assist. Surg. Wharrie, from 81 F. with As. Surg.
Raleigh, h. p. 04 F.
Resignations and Retirements.
12th Mar. 1818 Capt. Crauford, 21 Dr.
Cox, 23 Dr.
Steele, 100 F.
Lieut. Harley, 2d Life Guards vice Norton, dead
31st Mar. 1818
Saith, Dr. Sir Hl. Dalrymple, Bart. to be Gov. of Black.
Barras, 9 Dr. ness Castle, více Earl of Lindsey
Woolberty, 18 Dr.
Comet and sub-Lit ut. Chalcroft, 2d Life Gds.
Appointments Cancelled. 1 Ceylon Regt.
Lieut. Finch, (relumns to h. p. 13 Dr.) 20 Dr. Waldron, from 37 F. rec. diff. with Capt.
Saunders, (returns to full pay 20 Dr.) h. p. Thomson, h. p.9 F.
13 Dr. Lieut. Bradshaw, from 5 Dr. G. rec. dift. with
Reinstated. Lieut. Sir H. J. Seton, h. p. 52 F.
Lieut. Henry Pierard, 17 F.
Generals. Hon. H. St John, 56 F.
1th April 1818 Hion. C. Norton, 56 F. 27th Mar.
21st Sept. 1817
19th April 1818
Chalmers, 37 F. 15th Dec. 1817
22d Oct. 1817 T. Fraser, 67 F. 12th Sept. Brush, 89 F.
COMMERCIAL REPORT.-11th May 1818.
Sugar. The stock of this article in London being much reduced, and 2500 casks less than at this period last year, the sales of the finer qualities bring former prices ; while inferior qualities are scarcely looked after. Considerable arrivals may be looked for very soon, although the crops in all the colonies are unusually late from the unfavourable state of the weather. In Liverpool there is but little doing. The stock on hand consists of about 1000 casks of new importations. In Glasgow there is only a small quantity of the new crop, which is brought to market as soon as it arrives, and disposed of freely. Some very fine Sugars have lately been imported into the Clyde, from the East Indies. The quality is vastly improved, and, notwithstanding the additional duty of 10s. per cwt., must tend to keep down the price of the West India produce. The prices of refined Sugar vary but little. Loaves may be purchased a shade lower. Lumps for crushing continue in steady demand for the Russian market.—Molasses have been in good request.Coffee. The demand for this article is again increased. The spirit of speculation is very active, and the demand continues lively, at a considerable advance in price. In two days an advance of 5s. took place in the London market. The quantity on hand is small, and the stock is 4,300 tons less than at this period last year. In Glasgow, no Coffee remains for sale, so that the expected arrivals are sure to meet with a ready market. Foreign Coffee is at present most saleable in the London market, though an equal advance is demanded for British plantation. — Cotton. Very considerable importations of this article having taken place, and still greater being expected immediately, the prices in Liverpool and Glasgow are rather giving way. The difference is however trifling, and not likely to remain long on the decline. În London the prices have been maintained. On the weck