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14. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Captain Stoddart, royal navy, a son.

15. At Castlehill, near Inverness, the Lady of William Chisholm of Chisholm, Esq. a son and heir.

17. At Jedburgh, Mrs Brown of Rawdat, a son.

19. At Edinburgh, the Lady of John Campbell, Esq. of Stonefield, a daughter.

W. NEWNHAM, Sec, to Government. 6. At his Garden House, near Madras, Dr Jimes Anderson, Physician-General, and President of the Medical Board of Madras, aged 72. (See p. 179.)

19. At Vizagapatam, of a severe and painful illness, which he bore with exemplary patience, Benjamin Roebuck, Esq. (son of the late Dr Roebuck of Kinniel,) late Paymaster-General to the army on the coast. A more faithful and zealous servant the Company did not possess; his active, well informed and enterprising mind, amply stored with ancient and modern literature, was ever exerted for their and the public good. The mint of Madras, and the public docks at Coringa, are monusigments, not less of his ingenuity, than of his indefatigable and unceasing labours. Public and private charity ever niet a most li. beral support from his hands. In mechanics, chemistry, and mineralogy, he had few superiors; in other polite and useful attainments, his comprehensive mind had acqui red

19. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Lieut.Colonel Ainslie, King's Own Borderers, a


19. At Warkton, Northamptonshire, Mrs Wauchope, wife of the Rev. David Wauchope, a son.

20. At Edinburgh, Mrs Boyd of Broadmeadows, a daughter.

20. At Edinburgh, Mrs Cathcart, wife of Robert Cathcart, Esq. writer to the net, a daughter.


Feb. 1809. Robert Arbuthnot, Esq. late Chief Secretary of Government for the island of Ceylon, (eldest son of the late Robert Arbuthnot Esq. merchant in Edinburgh,) the loss of whom is deeply lamented by his relations and friends He was on board his Majesty's schooner Viper, which sailed from Cadiz for Gibraltar, in February 1809, and we are very sorry to say, has never since been heard of.

22. At Warriston, Mrs Campbell, wife of John Campbell, Esq. writer to the signet, a daughter. A: Edinburgh, the Lady of Major James Irving, a daughter.

Aug, 2. At Burka, in the Persian Gulf, Captain David Seton, resident at Muscat, ninth son of the late Mr Daniel Seton, merchant in Edinburgh.

The following official notice is highly
honourable to this gentleman's character.
Bombay Castle, Aug. 21. 1809.

By the Honourable the Governor in

It is with much concern that the Hon. the Governor in Council has to announce to the army the death of Captain David Seton, the resident at Muscat, which happened on the 2d inst. Captain Seton, whose life has at length fallen a sacrifice to the very unsalubrious climate of the Muscat station, has, for a series of years, been engaged in the diplomatic department of this Residency, in the course of which his zeal for the public service has been conspicuous, whilst the duties committed to him have been promoted by those conciliatory manners towards the natives, by which the good temper and character of this regretted officer were very creditably distinguished.

By order of the Hon. the Governor in Council.

red very considerable knowledge. Political economy had ever been with him a most favourite study, and few men were better acquainted with that interesting subject. Hospitable, without ostentation, his table was ever the resort of the best informed and most worthy members of society, and few ever left it without gaining some useful knowledge from his conversa tion-his address was polite, agreeable, and engaging. To him the settlement are indebted for the first introduction of ice, as well as for many of its most useful and ornamental improvements. In private life Mr Roebuck was respected, esteemed, and beloved; the repeated testimonies he has received from Government, his honourable employers, and from public corporations and societies, will best bespeak the value of this most lamented member of society.

Aug. 21. At Broach, in the East Indies, in the civil service of the Company on the Bombay Establishment, Mr Thomas Macdonald, second son of Thomas Macdonald, Esq. one of the commissioners for settling the American debts; described, in the Bombay paper announcing his death, as having been a most promising character, by whose death the service and society have suffered a heavy loss."

30. At Bahama, Robert Lindsay, Esq. superintendant and chief engineer, after an illness of only a few days. The deceased was son of George Lindsay, shoemaker in Earlstoun, in Berwickshire, and, during a residence of many years in these islands, had acquired the friendship and esteem of all who knew him; his death will be lamented by many-as a faithful servant of the Crown-as a kind master to his slaves

as a sincere friend and truly benevolent man, he was surpassed by none. The incalculable advantages that result to the inhabitants of Scotland from that excellent institution of parish schools, added to the impressions that they, at an early period, receive in morality and religion, we see in the above instance (being one of thousands) manifested.--Babama Gazette, Sept. 1.

Nov. 6. At Staten island, New York, Doctor Reeyes Fowler, late of Nassau, New Providence.

Dec. 15. At Madeira, Mr David Shirrefs, eldest sc. of the Rev. Dr Shirrefs of Aberdeen.

30. At Zuric-Zee, Holland, General Robert Douglas, son of the late George Douglas, Esq. of Freershaw.

30. Mr Alexander Low of Dow-hill Mill, Kinross shire.

Jan 6. At Jamaica, William Fyfe, Esq. of London, brother of the late Mr Barclay Fyfe, merchant in Leith.

16. At Chichester, Major William Oli

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Jan. 19 Near Lambeth palace, the Hon. William Frederick Eden, son of Lord Auckland, M. P. for Woodstock, nd one of the Tellers of Exchequer. He left his father's house in Old Palace Yard, about eight o'clock in the evening, in good health and spirits, and told his servants he would return in about an hour. To the great grief and alarm of his family, no intelligence could be obtained respecting him for upwards of five weeks; and it was soon believed that some fatal accident had befallen him. Placards were posted up in different quarters, offering a reward of 100 guineas to discover him alive, and 50 guineas if dead. The Thames and the New River were dragged in many places, and two bodies were found, one in each, but neither of them proved to be the body of the gentleman sought for. At length, on Sunday the 25th of February, about 12 o'clock, the body was discovered in the following manner, as proved before the Coroner's inquest. Richard Western, a bargeman, stated, that (on the above day and hour) he was going on shore in a skiff, from a barge moored off Lambeth Palace, with his apprentice, when he perceived something drifting on the water, about twenty yards from the shore, opposite Finch's wharf, which he took for a piece of tarpauling. It was ebb tide, and, on approaching the object, and touching it with a boat-hook, witness discovered it to be a body, and it immediately turned with its face upwards. The body was fastened a-stern, and conveyed to the shore, when a man, of the name of Swan, said it was Mr Eden, for whom a great reward was offered. Witness immediately went to Lord Auckland's, and a servant-maid and a foot boy recognised the body. It was conveyed to the Brown Bear, and on searching his pockets, a receipt was found in a pocketbook, for 6001. paid to Drummond and Co. 137. in notes, some silver, and a gold watch and seal, besides other articles. According to the appearance of the body, witness supposed it night have been a fortnight ia the water, but it might have been six weeks, at this season of the year, if buried in sand. A scratch, visible in the forehead, might have been occasioned by the gravel. Mr Stables stated, that he was adjutant of the Westminster corps, of which the deceased

ceased was colonel; that he called on the Colonel on the forenoon of Friday the 19th of January, and paid him 6001. to account of the corps;-that Mr Eden called on him at his apartments, the same evening about seven, and alter settling some military matters, and desiring Mr Stables to come to him again on Monday forenoon, and bring the papers with him, he went hastily down stairs:that he never considered Mr Eden as the least deranged in his mind ;-that he understood the deceased went home to Lord Auckland's, and made his own tea, Major Jones, belonging to the Westminster corps, knew the Colonel well, and he never conceived an idea that he was deranged; and this was corroborated by Mr Figg, Lord Auckland's steward. There was no person from Lord Auckland's excepting Mr Figg, and the Jury returned a special verdict of" Found drowned in the River; but, by what means the body came there, there was no evidence before the Jury."

Jan. 19. At her house in Canongate, in the 91st year of her age, Mrs Margaret Henderson, widow of Bailie James Gentle, brewer. Besides legacies to her own and her husband's relations, she has left, for piOs purposes, the following sums :-To the Edinburgh Missionary Society, 100/; to ditto, for assisting the Missionaries in Tartary in translating the Scriptures into the country languages, 100/; to the Canongate Charity Work house, 201; to the Royal Infirmary, 201; to the Asylum for the Industrious Blind, 201.

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Mary Williamson, relict of Mr Alexander Keddie, tallow-chandler, Edinburgh,

26. At Knockfin, Capt. John Chisholm, much regretted.

27. At London, Mr Tattersal of Hyde Park Corner, the celebrated horse dealer. 29. At Alloa, Mr James Haig, merchant, 29. At London, Thomas Gibson, Esq. ag d 51.

30. At Edinburgh, John Taylor, Esq. writer to the signet.

30. At Port Glasgow, James Crawford, Esq.

31. At Aberdeen, Mrs Isabella Lumsden, spouse of John Lumsden, Esq. Middlefield, aged 42.

31. At Horsemiln, James Lorimer, sen. Esq. factor on the estate of Moncrieff.

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ced age of 104. He was an officer at the siege of Carthagena, and for fifty years served his King and country with reputation. Honour and integrity directed his conduct through life; to a graceful and dignified external figure, was added an uncommon share of the best faculties of the mind; the urbanity of his manners embellished the acuteness of his understanding, while his extensive memory, his varied knowledge, and his fascinating conversation, even to the last stage of his prolonged existence, delighted his friends, and rendered his company, in a high decree, pleasing and acceptable.

Feb. 8. At Edinburgh, at a very advanced age, Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton, widow of Dr Archd. Hamilton, and daughter of the late Sir Arthur Forbes of Foveran, Bart.

9. At London, Thomas Everett, Esq. M. P. for Luggershall.

10. At Canaan-house, in the 74th year of his age, the Rev. Dr Henry Grieve, senior minister of the Old Church of Edinburgh, one of the Deans of the Chapel Royal, and one of his Majesty's Chaplains in Ordinary for Scotland.

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14. At her house in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Mrs Christian Dundas, sister of Lord Viscount Melville.

18. At Edinburgh, Henry Brougham, Esq. of Brougham-hall, in Westmoreland.

19. At Edinburgh, aged 51, Mr Francis Mitchell, many years in the bank of Sir William Forbes and Co.

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J. M'D. will appear in our next.

J. L. will see several of his pieces in this Number; we regret that particular circumstances prevented us from noticing them sooner.

Spring, by Andrew Scott, will appear, we think more seasonably, a month or two after.



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of Paintings, &c. for 1809, Proceedings of the Caledonian Horti

cultural Society,


Proceedings of the Wernerian Na

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tural History Society,.

Correction of alledged Mistakes in
Mile's Tour,


Narrative of the Campaign in Por.
tugal, under Sir Arthur Wellesley,
in the Spring of 1809,
Report of the Number and Valne of
the Stipends of the Scotch Clergy
under 150l. per annum, .
A Tour from Arbroath to Montrose,
principally with a view to its re-
mote Antiquities,
Description of the State of Athens




and Sparta in 1893,



On the Character of the Venetian
School of Painting,

Strictures on the présent Manners'
of Edinburgh,

The Observer. No. III,
Conversation of Queen Mary with
Mr Somers, on her way to the Cas-
tle of Wingfield, 2d Feb. 1548, 275

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The Scottish Chiefs: a Romance, 278 ·

Memoirs of the Progress of Manufactures, Chemistry, Science, and the Fine Arts,

.. 283 Monthly Memoranda in Natural History,.... 235 New Works published in Edinburgh, :86

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Scottish Literary Intelligence,
Literary Intelligence, English and


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House of Commons,
-Official Papers relative to the Wal
cher en Expedition,.
-Examination of Witnesses, . •

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HISTORICAL AFFAIRS. India,-Important Occurrences connected with the British Interests there, ·· • 3296 France, -Marriage of Bonaparte with 'the' Archduchess of Austria, • 303 -Imperial Decree, 306 Holland,




-Royal Decree of Charles XIII,



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Success of the Spaniards against
the French,
Capture of Guadaloupe,
Capture of the Dutch Islands, St
Eustatia, St Martin, and Saba,



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High Court of Justiciary,

Procession at the Funeral of the
Right Hon. William Coulter, Lord

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320 State

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