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less to add, that the wife and children The children educated by this insti. perished in the Rambler, on the coast tution were introduced after dinner, of America, and the unhappy man is preceded by the Stewards, and walked now begging from door to door in the round the room, forming a highly graticounty tor subsistence. It is a fact no fying exhibition to every heart possessed less certain, that one of the emigrants of a spark of philanthropy. who were saved from the wreck of The Earl of Moira, on his health bethe Rambler, has lately returned to ing drunk, made a very loyal speech, in Caithness from Pictou, and is now ace which he said, “ Gentlemen, Brethren, tually employed as an agent for procu. and Irishmen, The spirit of unanimity of ring and sending out more emigrants.” this meeting may go forth and animate

your countrymen to make resistance to COURT MARTIAL.-GENERAL ORDERS,

the threats of our ferocious enemy.

(Loud applauses.) - Gentlemen, I rejoice Horse Guards, 19th Jan, 1808. to see the spirit which pervades this Sir Charles Hotham, Bart. Colonel of meeting! We are indeed threatened the East York regiment of Militia, has with common danger. Let us meet it been tried by a General Court Martial, with common contempt. The French on the charge of being “ Drunk on du. Emperor even has the temerity to count ty." The Court has found Sir Charles on the discords in Ireland as a mean of Hotham guilty of the crime alledged a. severing the Empire. On my soul, I gainst him, and has sentenced him to be believe his expectations to be false and cashiered; which sentence his Majesty delusive.--Never did the clouds of danhas been pleased to confirm; and has

ger and distress lour more heavily over commanded it to be thus publicly com

us; but let them thicken ; our enemy municated to the army, in order that may have numbers, but we have soul é.. officers and soldiers of all descriptions nough with which to contend against may be made sensible, that no conside. bim. These are not the times, Gentlerätions of rank or station of life, nor e

men, for recrimination--The very exisvén of past services, will induce his Ma. tence of danger is of itself sufficient to jesty to pardon an offence of this na. produce unanimity among Irishmen and fure, so injurious to the discipline of the Britons! I know, that, from the state army. His Majesty has, at the same of Ireland, many of her sons think she time, been most graciously pleased to has reason to complain against England; declare his great regret, on feeling the but our quarrels are the quarrels of lovers, necessity of dismissing from his service and, in the hour of danger, this shall be an Officer, to whose good character so our vengeance-We shall throw our many General Officers have borne testi. shields before England, and our arms to mony; but, under all the circumstances defend her! Irishmen were never known of the case, his Majesty has it not in his to trample upon a prostrate enemy : Can power to pay attention to the recom- it be supposed, then, that they will mendation of the Court, and is reluc- turn from their Friends in distress? tantly obliged to confirm the sentence

No!-Gentlemen let us say to Eng, to its extent.

land-Your cause is ours--here are we ready to bleed in your defence-Tell

us not that we are are disaffected-lead ST PATRICK's Day.

us into battle along with you—Again Thursday, March 17. being the Grand in the true spirit of reconciliation, will Anniversary day, in honour of the tu. we prove that our feuds are mortal, but telar Saint of Ireland, the natives of our friendship eternal! May they end that country enjoyed their usual festi- in the defeat of the common enemy!" vities. The friends and patrons of the It is impossible to describe the ap. charitable institution, founded in honour plause which followed this speech ; it of the Saint, dined together at Freema. lasted at least ten minutes. The day son's Hall, London, Earl Moira in the concluded with the greatest mirth and chair.



Scottish Chronicle.

DUNDEE GENERAL MEETING. thing that is dear to us as men and as A

Ta most numerous and respectable Christians; or give up, to gratify the Meeting of the Merchants, Manufac. ambition of a foreigo despot, any of turers, and Traders, and other prin; their best blood to acquire, and which

those rights which our ancestors spilt cipal inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, held on Monday the

it is the duty of their posterity at the 15th Feb. 1808.

same risk to defend.

Resolved, That a dutiful and loya! Joun Guild, Esq. Provost, in the

address be presented to his Majesty, Chair.

expressive of our attachment to his perThe Provost stated, that he had call- son and government; of the sense ed this meeting at the desire of a num- which we entertain of our privileges, ber of respectable merchants, manufac. as living under the British Constitution; turers, and others, who wished for an and of our firm determination to supopportunity of addressing his Majesty port, against the enemies oi our counon the present critical situation of af. try, its right and independence. fairs.

The Rev. Dr Nicoil then rose, and The following Resolutions were mov. spoke nearly to the following purport: ed by David Blair Esq. of Cookstone, I hope, Sir, it will not be considered as and seconded by Ebenezer Anderson, an intrusion in me to offer a few remarks Esq.

upon the object of this meeting.–Lir. RESOLVED, That at a crisis so awful ing in the immediate vicinity, I am as the present, when an enemy, power anxious to shew that the same spirit ful in his resources, and inveterate in his animates your neighbours which seems enmity, directs towards the destruction to prevail in the town itself. The preof our country the efforts of so many sent, Sir, is no party question--it is the kingdoms subject to his controul, it is cause of our country, and rises far above the duty of Britons to shew to an over- party views and party men. It is not bearing foe, that there is yet one nation who shall hold the reins of Governin Europe which will not be appalled ment--but whether we shall exist as a by his threats, nor terrified into sub. nation, and be allowed to exercise the mission by the extraordinary means to privileges of a free people. which he has resorted, in order to carry In former days we have often conthese threats into execution.

tended for the balance of power, or for RESOLVED, That when the religion, our right to some distant possession.the liberty, and the very existence of a Now we struggle for our religion, our people, are at stake, it becomes incum. liberty, our families, and our all. The bent on men of every description to destruction of our native land is the fa. unite, and put forth their whole strength vourite scheme of the chief enemy opfor the preservation of their common posed to us; it is the first object of his country.

heart, to which every other passion RESOLVED, That, though when a gives way. If he conquer our allies, peace upon secure and honourable these conquests he values, not so much terms can be obtained, it is an event on account of humbling them as dewhich will no where diffuse greater sa. priving us of friends. If he makes tisfaction than among the inhabitants peace on the continent, it is that he of this populous and commercial town, may be left free to direct ihe whole of as in no part of his Majesty's dominions his vengeance against this bated iswill the pressure of the war be more land. sensibly felt; yet we are prepared to Let us not imagine, Sir, that he is an submit to any privations rather than enemy whose threats are to be despised. yield ingloriously in a struggle for every He is a man of unbounded ambition


be is a man who, since his elevation to lieve will find its way into the closet of power, has never been known to desist Napoleon himself, who is possessed of from his purposes; or, in the execution the most extensive intelligence; and of them, to have been startled by the along with others of a similar descripdereliction of principle, or the commis. tion, will tend to convince nim, that sion of wrong. To a man of this de. freemen are not to be subdued by the scription, the subjugation of the only fear of danger or the endurance of suf. country which has hitherto opposed anfering. Such proceedings may, perhaps, effectual barrier to his views of aggran- lead him in good earnest to treat for peace disement, must be a dazzling object, to on a just and honourable footing; and the attainment of which he will reckon where is the man who does not wish to see no sacrifice too great. At one time he such a peace established? But however made most formidable preparations to desireable the event, any clamour for its invade us; but here he was disappoint. accomplishment, as indicating despon. ed. The British Lion was roused- dency, could be productive of only one the call of patriotism resounded from effect--that of increasing the insolence one end of the island to the other--and of the enemy, and raising his demands. crowds of brave men, eager to shew If his restless spirit shall force us to themselves the brothers of the con. continue the contest for any long period, querors of the ocean, Aocked around we need not affect to conceal that it the standards of their country, deter- will bear hard upon the lower and more mined to shield it from danger, or to die numerous class connected with manuin its defence. Against a people thus factures; but a considerable number of united, an attempt of invasion seemed them can be usefully and profitably emtoo hazardous, and it was for the time ployed in the pursuits of agriculture, laid aside. The mode of executing the where additional labourers are much plan was altered, but the scheme itself wanted, and as to others, why should remains the same--it is still the destruc. they not be assisted by the more opution of Britain. A nation of shop. lent members of the community ? For keepers as they are,” says he, “I find my own part, Sir, though neither merthey will act ; let me now try if they chant nor manufacturer, if ever such a know how to suffer. I will shut up measure become necessary, I shall be the sources of their wealth, and by as ready to contribute my proportion as ruining their commerce, divide, harrass, any man who hears me, and so, I doubt and weary them out." Such is his lan. not, are many others as well as myself. guage ; and to be sure, if he shall suc If these people should suffer, it is owceed in dividing and wearying us out, ing to no fault of theirs; they will sufhis end will indeed be obtained; but I fer because they are Britons, and betrust in God, that he has miscalculated cause they are Britons they ought to as much in the one case as he did in be supported. The weight of the blow the other. By union, through the bless. which is aimed at the whole body, ing of Heaven, we have hitherto de. should not be permitted to fall entirely feated his projects; by union we will upon any one of its members. The continue to oppose them. Firmly unit. burden which, by its pressure, would ed together, and placing our confidence crush to the ground a single individual, in the Almighty Ruler among the na. when divided equally 3mong his comtions, no power on earth can conquer us. panions, is but lightly felt. The cause

It is most gratifying to observe that in which we are engaged is common to proof of unanimity which is exhibi. us all; we ought all therefore to bear ted here this day; the merchants and our part. By such a measure, perhaps, manufacturers of the second or third more than any other, we shall shew to commercial town in Scotland, who, by the enemy that his hopes of ruining us, the enemy's measures, are shut out by a partialobstruction of our commerce, from the principal channel of their are fruitless and vain. trade, convened, notwithstanding, to In thus equalizing the burden, many express their determination of su it. of us will no doubt be called upon to ing to any hardships rather than yield make additional sacrifices; but is it not to the dictates of a domineering adver. better, Sir, to give up a part of our prosary. It is a proceeding which I do beperty, however large, ihat we may posMarch 1808.



sess what remains in security and quiet, the gentlemen of the bank as being a surrounded by our families, and enjoying circumstance of rather a suspicious na. the sweets of our liberty, than by an ili- ture, and Mr Rutherford, the cashier, timed parsimony, run the risk of losing sent a messenger in quest of him, who, the whole ; of being dragged from our after some search, found him in a pub. homes, and of becoming subject to the lie house, whence he attended him to will of a foreign master. A foreign the bank, where the draft being again master! What a train of miseries does produced, and compared with those of that appellation include? But to a fo- the person on whose account it was reign master we will not submit. That drawn, the signature was found to be independence and those rights, which totally different; upon which he was ta.

ancestors purchased with their ķen into custody on a warrant from the blood, a brave and grateful posterity Magistrates. A precognition was then will not tamely see trampled under foot taken before the Magistrates, in the by an host of Frenchmen. That land course of which it appeared that his which our fathers trode as freemen, their name was Robert Lees (although he had children will not consent to crouch on assumed that of James Reid,) and that as slaves. When our country is in dan. he had for some time past wrought as a ger, drowning every lesser considera. labourer about Cumnock, After a long tion, we will unite together as one man examination, and the forgery being profor its protection. Such must be the ven, he confessed it, and was commit. sentiments of every true-hearted man. ted to prison on Monday night. Upon Such Sir, I believe to be the sentiments Tuesday morning he was ordered to be of this most numerous and most respec brought up for further examination, but table meeting. I shall, therefore, detain when the keepers entered the prison, you no longer than by saying, that I they found him dead. He had cut his cordially concur in the motion which throat with a penknife, which he must has just now been made and seconded, have concealed very dexterously, as he for expressing our attachment to a gra. was stript of every thing but his clothes cious Sovereign, and our determination the night before. There were found up. to support the rights of our country. on him 2041, in bank notes, three seven

The Rev. Mr M.Vicar, Mr M'Lach. shilling pieces, about 31. in silver, four lan, and Mr Thompson, also addressed silver watches, and a small pocket. book, the meeting with similar energy and e- containing two accounts and a sheet of loquence, which our limits do not per post-paper, from which he had cut off mit us to give a detail,

The slip that he had wrote the draft on, The resolutions were then unani. a copy of which was transcribed on one mously carried, and a committee ap. end of the sheet, and part of it on the pointed to prepare an address, who, other end." having retired, produced one, which

COURT OF JUSTICIARY. was unanimously approven of, ordered

Monday, Feb. 22. to be signed by the Provost, and trans Çame on the trial of Joseph Tough, mitted to Sir David Wedderburn, to be late gunner of the Prince Edward reby him presented to his Majesty. venue cutter, in the service of the

Board of Customs, and Alexander For. FORGERY.-The following singular tay, lale one of the seamen of said cutę statement is from a Glasgow paper : ter, accused of murder, or culpable ho

On Monday, March 21. betwixt 2 and micide, by repeatedly firing guns or 3 o'clock, a man of decent appearance muskets, on the 24th of June last, at presented at the Kilmarnock bank an the crew of a boat.called the Shag of order for 1601. purporting to be that of Ramsay, in the Isle of Man, at the a person who keeps an account-current mouth of the river Urr, in the stewartry with the bank; which, as usual, was gin of Kirkcudbright, by one of which shots ven to the clerk to be checked, when it Edward Moore, one of the seamen, re. was found that there was not so much ceived a wound, of which he instantly money in his account; and which was died. The boat was loaded with smugtherefore returned to the presenter, and gled salt. The Jury unanimously the reason of its retusal assigned. After found the pannels not guilty, and they he had gone away, however, it struck were disinissed from the bar.


Nov. 28. At Elgin, the Rev. John Bu. Queen's Palace, Jan. 6.-His Majesty chan, Kirriemuir, to Miss J. Ritchie, having been pleased to appoint his Grace daughter of the late John Ritchie, jun. William Duke of Manchester, Captain- Esq. General and Governor in Chief of the Dec. 1. At Campbeltown, Mr John Island of Jamaica, and the territories de M.Lean, writer there, to Miss Margaret pending thereon, his Grace this day took Telfer. the oaths appointed to be taken by the 1. At Cruikstone, John Murray, Esq. Governors of his Majesty's plantations. writer in Stirling, to Miss Jane Buchanan,

Downing.street, Jan. 8.- The King has daughter of the late Mr Thomas Bnchanan been pleased to appoint William Ann Vi merchant in Glasgow. lettes, Esq. Lieutenant Governor of the 14. At May Hall, near Inverness, Capt. Island of Jamaica, and Commander of the Alexander Bruce, of the Stirlingshire Miforces, with the local rank of General in litia, to Miss Elizabeth Grant, youngesc the Island of Jamaica.

daughter of Peter Grant, Esq. of the Island Downing Street, Jan. 16.–The King of Jamaica. has been pleased to appoint Sir George 14. At Glasgow, Mr Andrew Wingate, Prevost Bart. to be Lieutenant-Governor to Miss Miller. of the province of Nova Scotia, in the 14. At Éildon Hall, Lieut. Colonel Wil. room of Sir John Wentworth, Bart.-And liam Sibbald, of Whiterig, 15th regiment, to be Commander of the forces, with the to Miss Mein, daughter of Thomas Mein, local rank of Lieutenant-General in Nova Esq. of Greenwells. Scotia only.

16. At Rutherford, Mr Stephen Smith, Col. A lexander Beatson is appointed Go- merchant, Berwick, to Miss Joan Brown, vernor of St Helena, vice Col. Patton re. third daughter of Mr Andrew Brown, mersigned, (not deceast, as stated by mistake chant, Melrose. in our last.) - And Lieut. Col. Edward S. 19. At Tweedmouth, James Forster, Broughton, is appointed Lieut. Governor Esq. Berwick, to Miss Grieve, eldest daughof that island.

ter of William Grieve, Esq. of Ord House. CIVIL APPOINTMENTS.

19. At Beckenham in Kent, John Spal

ding, Esq. of Holm, to Miss Mary Anne John Colin Dunlop, Esq. Advocate, has Eden, daughter of the late Thomas Eden, been appointed Assessor for the town of Esq. of Wimbledon, niece of Lord AuckPaisley, in room of the late Mr Semple. land.

Mr William Carmichael, writer, Edin. 21. At Glasgow, Mr John Tennant, mer. burgh, is appointed one of the Extractor's chant in Glasgow, to Miss Margaret Brown, in the office of James Ferrier and Walter eldest daughter of Andrew Brown, Esq. of Scott, Esqrs. Principal Clerks of Session, in Hillhouse. room of Mr M-Leay, deceased.

21. Ac Millbank, Mr James Rankine, MARRIAGES.

tobacconist in Glasgow, to Miss Janet

M'Alpine, daughter of Mr Duncan M'Al. In India.-Mr John Roxburgh to Miss pine of Millbank. Benedick. At Serdhane, G. A. David 21. At Inverness, Lachlan MacGilivray, Dyce, Esq. late volunteer in Lord Lake's Esq. late o? Jamaica, to Miss Anna Macarmy, to the Hon. Miss Renard, grand- kenzie Kennedy. daughter of her Highness the Begum Som 22. At Edinburgh, Mr Richard Muir, 100.--At Madras, H. Stirling, Esq. to Miss of Burnbrae, to Miss Helen Craig, eldest Floyer. Charles Henry Churchill, Esq. daughter of Mr Craig, Grange, Collector at Vizagapatam, to Miss Purchas. 22. At Glasgow, Dr John Baird, of

July 1. 1807.-At Madras, Mr J. T. Glasgow, to Miss Elizabeth Thomson, O'Reilly, 3d Regiment N. C. to Miss Isa- daughter of the deceased Richard Thombella Sarah Hunter, daughter of Andrew son, Esq. of that city. Hunter, Esq. late Surgeon General and 25. A View Park, near Edinburgh, Mr President of the Hospital Board, Calo William Witherspoon of Dalhousie, to Miss

Margaret Inglis, eldest daughter of James 14. Ac Prince of Wales's Island, John Inglis, Esq. Banker in Edinburgh. Veatch, Esq. to Miss Marianne Oliphant, 26. At Edinburgh, Mr Nathaniel Watfoungest daughter of the late Robert Olia son, of the Leith Glass Works, to Miss phant, Esq. of Rossie.

Mary Fowler, niece of James Fowler, Esq. Oct. 21. At Gibraltar, Capt. John Hume, Fortrose. to Miss Joanna Stirling, only daughter of 26. In the Isle of Wight, Sir John Lieut. Colonel James Stirling, 42d regi- Pringle Dalrymple, Bart. Lieutenant Co

lepel of the Royal regiment of Malta, to




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