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in the works (though wounded) until we along a steep sandy beach, from a distance found that our men were all driven out, af- of three miles; nor has any act of open hof ter which we retired. The man who ba- tility taken place. yoneted him attacked me, when I fortunate. We are still employed in the same fer. ly shot him, by which I escaped.

vice, as well as in preparing materials for I have the honour to be, &c.

the construction of such works as may be

necessary to reduce the forts; and if the From the London Gazette Extraordinary, Conimandant perseveres in his refolution to Jan. 7, 1796.

refuse us admittance as friends, I hope to

have it in my power to begin our apCapture of Trincomale. Svo proaches against the Fort of Trincomale to

morrow night. Horse Guards, 6 Jan. 1796.

I cannot too strongly express my obligaDispatches from Colonel Stuart, of which tions to Commodore Rainier, for the reaa the following are copies, have been this day diness with which he has afforded every af. received by the Right Hon. Henry Duna fiftance which could be given by the fquaddas, one of his Majelly's Principal Secreta

Malvin's Principal Secreta. ron of his Majesty's ships under his comries of State :

mand, in conveying and landing the troops,

ftores and provisions, and in every part of Camp before Trincomale, in the Isand the service where his aid and co-operation of Ceylon, 17 August 1795. could be of use; and hls zeal has been ably

feconded by the exertions of the Officers In obedience to the orders and instruc- and seamen employed in carrying his orders tions from the Government of Fort St into effect. George, and Colonel Brathwaite command

I have the honour to be, &c. ing the King's and Company's forces on the coast of Coromandel, I have the honour

J. STUART, to acquaint you, for his Majesty's informa

(To be continued.), tion, by the Royal Admiral under dispatch for Europe, that the armament, with the

SCOTLAND. conimand of which I am intrusted, embark. ed the 30th ultimo, at Fort St George, on

Dec. 27. This evening about five minutes board his Majesty's ships of war upon that

before ten o'clock, there was observed in ftation, and the transports taken up for the

the neighbourhood of Edinburgh, a most

beautiful Prismatic Rainbow of confiderpurpose of conveying it to this place. The feet arrived in Back Bay, to the

able extent, in the north-west quarter of northward of the forts of Trincomale and

the horizon, dire&ly opposite to the Moon, Oostnaburgh, on the ist instant; and as

then two days past full, and shining very Commodore Rainier and I were particularly

dazzlingly from the south-east through cold anxious that the Commandant of thosc forts

stormy flying clouds or showers. This phæ. should not misapprehend the object of the

nomena, which is believed to be a very unu. armament under our command, every pre.

sual one, continued with little alteration for caution was taken to prevent any misappre.

more than five minutes, differing nothing henfion upon that head, by explaining to

in appearance from a faint Solar Rainbow,

the red, yellow, and green colours, and even him the nature of it ; and two days were

a shade of the blue or purple being distinct.

ly marked, without any refeniblance whatand fleet for that purpose. • As the Commandant, however, did not

ever to an Aurora Borealis. think proper to accede to the requisitions, made, in the name of the King, by the

Lanark, 2 Jan. 1796. Commodore and me, and refused obeying. Yesterday (New Year's Day,) we witnesthe commands of his superior, Mr Van An. fed a very pleasing scene; the whole Boys geloeck (the Governor of Columbo,j) to de- and Girls, to the number of four hundred, liver up the fort of Oostenburgh to a de employed by the benevolent Mr Dale, in tachment of his Majesty's troops, on ac- his extensive Cotton Manufactory in this count of an informality in the order, the neighbourhood, walked in proceflion thro' Commodore agreeing with me in the pro- the principal streets of the town, accompapriety of landing the troops, they were dif- nied with mufic and the ringing of bells; embarked on the 3d, about four miles to the the Boys and Girls being all newly clothed, northward of the fort of Trincomale, with the former in new Blue Suits, and the lata out oppofition.

ter in White Muslin Frocks and Caps. OpNeither the garrison of Trincomale or posite the Black Bull Inn, they were enterOostnaburgh have hitherto given us any tained wieh a suitable repast, and thereafter moleftation in the laborious service, in returned in their ranks to the Mill, where which thc troops have been employed, of they dined, and spent the remainder of the conveying provifions, ordnance, and stores, day much to thcir own fatisfaction, and

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no less to that of their worthy patron Mr of every article since the year 1761, when Dale, then present, a Gentleman who is the Justices had fixed the price at I s. per truly an ornament to his country. Chil- mile. The Court repelled the objection, dren are received at the age of seven years; of the Poftmasters as to the jurisdiction they are well educated, cloathed, and fed, of the Justices; and after hearing a vari. and the greatest care taken of their morals, etv of observations from the Counsel on as well as their health. Indeed, it is wor- both sides, with respect to the other point. thy of remark, and argues strongly the they ordered the interdict to be taken healthfulness of their employment, that out of

out off in so far as the Justices prohibited the of the number of four hundred, not one is at

Poftmasters from charging more than present upon the sick litt. Inn. 6. This morning the Jason frigate, C.

1 s. per mile, and allowed them to charge Stirling, Esq. Conimander, arrived in Leith

in I.S. 2 d. till the different allegations of Roads, with the Count d'Artois on board. the parties Mould be properly ascertainHis Royal Highness was saluted with twen. ed ; and, for that purpose, remitted the ty-one guns from the battery, and with the caule to the Lord Ordinary. like number at two o'clock, on his landing The Counsel for the Poftmatters an. at Leith, where he was received by Lord nounced to the Court, that the Poftmas: Adam Gordon, Commander in Chief, and ters proposed to bring the question of conducted, in his Lordship's carriage to the jurisdiction immediately under their repalace of Holy Rood House, where apart- view, they finding it impossible to carry ments are fitted up for his reception." As on busineis, and submit to reftrictions, His Royal Highness entered the Palace, he unless they are intitled to call upon the was faluced with twenty-one guns from the Justices of Peace to regulate the price of Castle. We hear, the Windsor Foresters every article einployed iu the trade. and the Hopetoun Fencibles were in readi. Cóunsel for the Poftmafters : the Hon. ness to line the approach to the Palace, but Henry Erskine, and David Cathcart, Era. His Royal Highness, wishing as little cere

advocatés, Mr John Somerville, agent.' mony as poffible, their attendance was dif.

For the Procurator-Fiscal; Lord Ada pensed with.

vocate, William Tait and Charles Hope, Charles Philip Count d'Artois was born

Efqrs. advocates. Mr Robert Dundas, Oct. 9, 1757, married in 1773 Maria Thes resa, daughter of the King of Sardinia, by

writer to the signet, agent. whom he has two sons.

wy Jan. 18. This being the day appoint12. This day came on the election of the ed for celebrating her Majesty's birthDean of the Faculty of Advocates. The day, it was observed here with every deCandidates were, the Right Hon, the Lord monftration of joy. In the morning, the Advocate of Scotland, and the Hon. Henry flag was displayed, and at noon the great Erskine, late Dean of Faculty. The Lorá guns were fired from the Caffle ; and at Advocace was elected by a great majority, half past twelve, the Windfor Forrefters the numbers being

fired three vollies, at Piers-Hill Barracks, For the Lord Advocate, . 123

in honour of the day. In the evening, For Mr Erikine, • • •

there was a very brilliant assembly and

ball, at the rooms in the New Town, at ... . Majority, ... 8 which her Grace the Dutchess of Buc

cleugh presided, which was uncommonly 14. Jan. The Court of Session had full. His Royal Highness Monsieur, alunder corfideration, the cause at the in- tended by his suite, by Lord Adam Gorftarce of the Procurator-fiscal of this don and his staff, and by the Lord Procounty, against the Pofimafters, who vost of Edinburgh, and other Gentlemen, had entered into an agreement to raise the came at an early hour...The Duke and price of posting from 1s. to Is. 3 d. per Duchess of Buccleugh, the Earls of Eglinmile. The Justices of Peace having gi- ton and Breadalbane, the Earland Counven judgment against the Postmasters, tess of Glasgow, Lord and Lady Dalo and protiounced an interdict, prohibit keith, Couniels Dowager of Dalhousie; ing them from charging more than 18. Lord Montagu, Ladies Elizabeth and Ca. per mile, the Polmasters brought a fur roline Montagu, Lady Jane Belfches, and penfion of that judgment upon two almost all the fashionable Company of grounds, ift, That the Justices had no both sexes in town were present, and the power to regulate the prices in this in- dancing continued till a late hour. IR ftance ; and, zdly, Supposing such power jufliec to Monsieur, it must be remarked, was vested in them, that the rate at that his Royal Highness not having beer which they had fixed the price of pofting at any public place since his arrival in was by far too low, confideriug the sile Britain, paid the molt marked attention

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in his power to our most amiable Queen, ble down. It is yet impossible to say what gratifying at once his own feelings, and may be the consequences of this confethe expectations of a very great number deracy against us of wind and water. of the first people here, who seemed all highly sensible of his Royal Highness's

BIRTHS. · polite attention and affable manners. ' Nov. 27. At Leeds, the Lady of Sir

19. This morning about five o'clock, R. B. Johnston, Bart. a daughter. a dreadful fire broke out in the top of Dec. 15. Mrs Cruicklhank of Straca. Mr Bowman, a goldsmith in the Parlia- thro, a daughter. ment Square. It had got to a great 18. At Kimbolton, the Duchess of height before it was discovered, and Manchefter, a daughter. from the fituation it was particularly a- 19. At Newbyth-house, Mrs Baird of larming; in the same tenement is the Newbyth, a son. Goldsmiths Hall, the Aslay Office, and 26. At Kings-Cramond, Mrs Ramsay some shops. It is situated in a narrow younger of Barnton, a daughter. lane on one side ; the Parliament House, ' - At Murthly, Mrs S:ewart of the Advocates Library, the Council. Grandtully, a son. Chamber, and several Churches, are im- 28. Mrs Eifkine younger of Mar, a nediately adjoining. The wind was son. very high-Upon the firft alarm, the Ma- Jan. 4. At Caville, Mrs Thomas Regiftrates, the Royal Edinburgh Volun. bertson, a daughter. teers, a detachment from the Hopetoun - At Aberdeen, the Right Hon. the Fencibles, the City Guard, together with Countess of Aboyne, a daughter. the Firemen and Fire-Engines, immedi- 8. At Kinnaird, the Lady of Sir Daately attended, but the fire had got to vid Carnegie of Southesk, Bart. a daughsuch a height, that it was in vain to think ter. of saving the building in which it began, . At Eccles, Mrs Marjoribanks, 2 Their attention was therefore directed to daughter. preserve the valuable adjoining buildings, 9. At Mount Riddel, Mrs Riddel, a which, by the moft vigorous and judi-fon. cious exertions, was happily effected,

MARRIAGES. tho' at one time the flames had reached Marriages in the East Indies.-Licut,the windows of one of the Churches.- Colonel Younge, of the cavalry, to Miss The whole tenement, confifting of the Davidfon, daughter of the late Alexana Goldsmiths Hall, with their records, pa- der Davidson, Esq.-Major Stevenfor, pers, &c. the Aslay Office, and tops of of the cavalry, to Miss Weft.-Lieut. Mr Bowman and Mr Downie were to- Bagshaw, to Miss Hope.-- Lieut, Cal. tally consumed, with every thing that craft, Judge Advocate General, to Miss they contained. The loss is very confi- Bremer. derable. The greatest praise is due to. Lately at Wakefield, Allan Cameron, the Gentlemen, the Soldiers, the Fire- Esq. Captain in the 132d regiment, to men, &c. for their spirited exertions, by Miss M. Dundas, daughter of the late which one of the molt alarming fires that Colonel Dundas of the Royals, and piece has happened in Edinburgh for many to the Right Hon. Henry Dundas, Seyears, was extinguished in less than two cretary of State. hours.

Dec. 15. At Inch, near Stranraer, Joha Inverary, Jan. 25. The tides, for some Aitken, aged eigbty-one years, to Cathatime past, in Lochfine, have arisen to rine M'Clunie, aged seventy-three. such an extraordinary height, accom- , 22. At Edinburgh, Mr James Menepanied, and indeed chiefly occasioned, by laws merchant, partner in the house conftant gales of wind from the south of Mesr. John Watt and Co. to Miss Jean weft, that, besides wrecking fome vefsels, Gibson, daughter of William Gibson, a great deal of damage has been done on Morton. the north-west shores of the Loch; the 24. Mr Wm. Walker, Orchardhead, military and other roads, have been in to Miss Alison Cunningham, daughter many places entirely destroyed; and to John Cunningham, of Balbougic, Esq. much miscbief done otherwise ; at this Advocate, moment the tide is at least fix feet high- 28. At Glasgow, Mr Wm. Jack, maer than ever remembered by the oldeft nufacturer, to Miss Marianne Rogers, person living : the street of Inverary is daughter of Mr James Rogers, manufac. à continuation of the Loch, and one turer there. house is every moment expected to tum . Ac Glasgow, Mr James Gentle, writer in Edinburgh, to Miss Marga-i of the Honourable Eaft India Compa ret Brisbane, daughter of Mr Alexander ny. ; Brisbane, Supervisor of Excise, Gal- Fune 28. At Martinique, of fatigue in gow.

writer

- St Lucia, Liềur. Robert Siewart, of the 28. At Edinburgh, J. Befley, Efq. 6ft regiment, son of James Stewart of, to Miss Baker, daughter of J. P. Baker, Urrard, Esq. Perthshire. Efq. of Grove Place, in the Mand of Ja- Aug. In Jamaica, George Weir, M.D. maica, Counsellor at Law.

"Apothecary to the Forces. 29. William Tweddell, Esq. Only Sept. 14. At St Domingo, Lieut Roson of John Tweddell, Efq. of Untank- bert Mackenzie, of the Royal Artillery, hall, to Miss Anne Cradock, fecond - eldest son of the late Captain Mackenzie daughter of Sheldon Cradock, Esq. of of the 13th regiment of foot. Hartforth.

20. Ai Martinico, Mrs Ramsay, wife - At Campbeltown, Mr William of Captain Nicholas Ramsay, of the ad Langlands, fecond son of Mr George regiment of foot. Langlands, land-furveyor, to Miss Mar- 22. At St Vincent's, David Gardiner, garet Temple.

Esq. a Captain in the 34th regiment of Jan. 1. At Binny, David Falconer of foot. Cariourie, Esq. to Miss Jane Siewart, ser. Oe. The Rev. Mr Matthew Hendercond daughter of the deceased Robertson, minister of the Associate CongregaStewart of Binny, Esq.

tions of Chartiers and Buffaloe, near 4. At Glasgow, Mr Andrew Thomp. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was-atson grocer, to Miss Margaret Lockhart, tending the cutting down of a tree on his daughter of the deceased Mr George estate, and by standing too near it when -Lockhart, writer.

falling, he was crushed to death by one L'i , Mr William Dunbar merchant of its branches. He was a native of Kin

in Leith, to Mrs Janet Doig, relict of rossshire, and died much regretted. the late Mr Hugh Paterson, merchant 4. At Grenada, Lieutenant Col. Hugla there.

Scott of Gala. . - At Maybole, Robert Thomson, · 12. At-St Vincent's, Licut.-Col. John

Efg. late of the idland of Jamaica, to Ritchie, of the both regiment, of a wound Miss Jane Kennedy, daughter of the de- received in an action with the enemy on *ccafed Robert Kennedy, Esq. of Daljar. the 23d September. He behaved very

gallantly, and is much regretted. • 8. At Kilmarnock, Mr Robert Boyd, Nov. 7. Ar Edinburgh, Miss Beatrix

from the island of Jamaica, to Mifs Jean Strachan, daughter of the late Mr John · Paterson, daughter of the deceased Bailie Strachan, merchant in Edinburgh. Robert Paterson..!

14. At Aberdeen, Mr Jas. Thomson, 12. John Wilkie, Esq. of Hetton, to merchant, Broadstreet. Miss Terrot, of Berwick, daughter of 15. At Peterhead, Lieutenant and Adthe late Captain Terrot of the invalids. jutant Charles Abernethic, of the 74th re

giment. ' DEATHS.

16. At the Manfe of Ardchattain, As.

gylethire, the Rev. Mr Ludovick Grant, · Deaths in the East Indies.-At Trichi- minister of that parish.' nopoly, Edward Stewari, Esq. turgeon in --, At Glasgow, Mifs Peter Crawfurd, the Hon. Company's service ; Captain daughter of the late George Crawfurd. Hay, of his Majesty's goth regiment ; Ela, author of the Perrage of Scotland, Major Shaw:-Ai Berampore, Lieutenant of the History of the Family of Stewart, Reid, Barrack-master.-- At Cananore, and of Renfrewshire. Lieutenant J. I. Jackson, of the ad regi.. 1. At Exmouth, in Devonshire, the ment of Bombay European infantry. Hon. Alexander Abercromby, one of At Calicut, Captain Forrester, of the rith the Senators of the College of Justice, battalion of Bombay native infantry and one of the Lords Commissioners of 1. April 27. Ai Mafulipatam, in com- Jufticiary for Scotland. mand of the Northern Division of the 18. Major John-Charles Ker, Military Army, Colonel Charles Fraser... Commandant of Hospitals in the Lee

May 30. At Palycatchery, Ensign ward Islands, and third son of the late Michael Geron, eighth fon ; and, on the Alexander Ker, Esq. of Blackshiell. On I5th of July, at Bombay, Lieutenant Ed. the same day, died Lieut. James Ker of ward Seton, Malabar interpreter, seventh the 40th regiment of foot, the Major's Son of the late Mr Daniel Seton, mere youngest son. The Major and his son ghant in Edinburgh, both in the service were on board theVebus transport, bound

rock.

to the West Indies, which was wrecked one of the partners of Mefl. Balfour and on Porrjand beach in the dreadful storm Thomson, merchants there. of the 19th and 18th ult. when they with 12. Ac Glaigow, Miss Elifabeth Romoft of the passingers and crew unfortu- bertson, daughter of Mr Patrick Roberta" nately perished.

fon, writer there. 19. At Aberdeen, Mrs. Francis Bur. . , At Floth, in the parish of Ruthnet, spoule of Jofeph Simpson, merchant well, Mr John Agnew, late Supervisor of in Aberdeen.

his Majesty's Revenue of Excise. 20. Ac Tortola, Capt. George Gor- -. At his house, Leith Terrace, Mr don, of the Hope of Greenock.

James Dickson, nursery and feed iman. . 25. Ar Durdee, Mrs. Cecilia Renald, 13. At Dumfries, Mr Wm. Brown, relict of Mr Griffith Fergusson, late mi- watch and clock-maker. pifter of the gospel är Dinnichen.

-. At Burntilland, Miss Kennedy of -- Mrs Vernon, at her house, Prin- Balony. et's ftreet.

::--, At Binif, James Donaldson, Esq. 26. At his house in Greenock, Robert of Kinnairdie. Lee, Esq.

14. In Stirlingshire, Miss Ann Mura - Ai Middlefield, Leith Walk, the ray, niece to the late William Murray, Rev. Dr James Robertson, Professor of Elg. of Polmaise. Oriental Languages in the University of : . At Lanark, Mrs Mary Jackson, Edinburgh.

spouse of Mr Daniel Murray, merchant im. Af Edinburgh, Alexander Elphin- tħere. ftope, Elg. Advocate.

15. At Carlinwark, Mr Thomas Clint, 27. Ai Tynron Manse, Mrs Wilson, vintner there. wife of the Rev. Mr Wilson, minifter of - At Ardnafuoran, in Arafaig, Me Tynron.

Donald Chisholm, merchant there. 28. At Ormiston Lodge, the honour . At St John's Town, Dalry, Miss able Charles-Barclay Maitland. ' " Janet Dick, only daughter of the deceal.

29. Ac Dublin, Lieut. Col. Trotter of ed Mr Alexander Dick, late Minister of the 112th regiment.

the Gospel at Dalry. "-i At his house in Surgeons Square, 17. At Aberdeen, Miss Margaret ForM: Sharp, late of the island of Jainaica. bes, daughter of the Rev. Mr Forbes,

30. In the 4th year of his age, Wm.' formerly minifter at Slains. Giulon, of Fithie, Efq. near Montrose. -, At Bucharn, Capt. Lowrie Leith, · Dec. 2. At Haddington, the Rev. Dr of the Princess of Wales's, or AberdeenGeorge Barclay of Middleton, in the fire fencible regiment. 64th year of his age, and 36th of his mi- . 18. At his house at Blinkbonny, near piftry.

· Edinburgh, Mr Robert Cleghorn baker - Ar Springbank, in the island of Ar- in Leith. . ran, Neil Shannon, Esq. of Levenshaw. ' -. At Broughton, Mrs Cockburn,

5. Mrs G. Eliza Ogilvie, spouse of widow of the late Mr John Cockburn, Mr Ephraim Gardner, at the Glafgow writer in Dunse. : Tanwork.

19: Mrs Maria Reinagle, spouse of 6. At Mount Pleasant, near Edinburgh, Mr Schetky, music-mafter Miss Elcabeth Lockhart, only daughter 20. The Rev. Mr John Cooper, mi. of Mr Walter Lockhart, writer in E nister of Glass, in the 98th year of his dinburgh. ***

age. * 7. At Inverness, Captain Richard Ru- -. At Ulan, Archibald Scott, Efq. of therford of the Royal Navy

Ulan. - 8. At Nuthill, in Fife, Capt. William 21. At Glasgow, James Home Purves, Bett, of the Royal Navy.

Esq. fecond son of Sir Alexander Purves 9. At Leith, in his 68th year, Mr John of Purves, Baronet. . Hádaway, sen.

- Ai Derby, Miss Rouet, youngest 10. At Alva, John Johnstone, Esq. of daughter of the late William Rouet, Esq.

of Auchendennan. - At his house in Banff, Jas. Shand, - At Dumfries, Mrs Lawson, relict Efq. of Craigellie, late Provost of Banff, of Hugh Lawson, Erq. of Girthhead, in ine 84th yeắr of his age.

late merchant there. • 11. Ar Montrofe, Mrs Elizabeth Pil. 22. At his house in St Andrew's square, mer, spouse of Mr Alexander Innes, mer- Dr Collin Drummond, Physician in Eshant there.

dinburgh. At Kirkcaldy, Thomas Thomson, . At the Mansion-house of Delbury,

1 the Royal Navy.

Ulan.

Alva.

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