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Helen M'Dnuall, daughter of John M'Douall ot Logan, Esq.
April 13. At Dublin, Major Stark, of the Derry militia, to Mrs Bolton.
19. At Momrose, Mr Robert Jamieson, jun. writer to the signet, to Miss Jane Christie, daughter of the late Alex. Christie, Esq. Provost of Monrrose.
a.j. At the house of Kinnah»r, Captain Carnegie, of the Royal North British dragoons, to Miss Fullarton of Kinxiaber.
DEATHS. At Hyderabad, in the East Indies, in September last, Lieueri:nt Wra. Steuart, youngest son of Mr James Steuart, writer in Edinburgh.
At Calcutta, East Indies, in September last, Mrs Margaret Leslie, widow of John Rose, Esq. and daughter of Cha. Leslie, Esq. Elgin.
At Surat, about the 9th of December last, Mr George Paton, son to Jo. Paton us Grandbomc.
At Naples, where he had gone for the recovery of his health, the 17th February last, Lieut. Duncan Forbes Mitchell, of his Majesty's (hip Victory.
Lately, Alexander Grant, tackfman of Bellnellan, parifli of Inveraven.
—j at London, Simon Frafcr, jun. Esq. ot Quebec.
March 18. At St Andrews, Mrs Jean M'Cormick, widow of the late Rev. Mr John Hill, minister of that city.
49. At South Kifcadalc. in the island of Arran, Lieut. George Walker Stuart, of the late 8 id regiment of foot.
—. The Reverend Dr John Gillies, nne of the Ministers of Glasgow, in the 84th year of his age, and the 54th year of his ministry.
—. At Arthurlie, Mr William Adair of that place.
—. At Port-Glasgow, Mrs Colhoun of Kenmuir, daughter of the deceased Isaac Thibou, Esq. late of the island of Antigua.
30. At Kindrochet, Duncan Robertson, Esq. of Kindrochet, in the 93d year of his age.
—. At Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret Moubray, widow of the late Mr Walter Ross, writer to the signet.
31. James Macintosh, Esq. of Kensington-square, London, aged 69.
—. Thomas Tod, Esq. merchant in Edinburgh, Treasurer to the Orphan Hospital. This useful and humane institution has been indebted, in an eminent degree, to the indefatigable exertions Of
this public-spirited gentleman, for several year* pail.
31. A: Kilmarnock, Mr John Muir, sen. m,T<han", aged 84. He has bequeathed 3000!. in small donations, among which are 50I. to the pour of the parish, and an equal sum to the senior minister.
April ». Mr John Cross, surgeon in Hamilton.
—. A' Ochrehdl, near Glasgow, Mr George Hamilton, merchant.
—. At St Andrews, Mr David Fra2er, writer.
4. At Stirling, Mr James M'Vean, Cashier to Messrs Campbell, Thomson, and Co. Bankers.
5. At Whitehaven, Mrs Jane Tweedie, spouse to Robert Tweedie, Esq. of Antigua Street, Edinburgh.
—. At Brechin, George Mercer, merchant.
—. At Edinburgh, Alexander Forbes, Esq. of Kirkpotie.
—. At Auchiries, Mrs Irvine, widow of the deceased Alexander Irvine, Esq. of Drum, aged 75.
6. At Aberdeen, in the 77th year of his ape, George Campbell, D. D. F. R. S. Edin. late Principal and Professor of Divinity in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen, and one of the ministers of Aberdeen.
7. At Edinburgh, Miss Nancy Rebecca Kerr, youngest daughter of the deceased William Kerr of Chatto, Esq.
—. At Glasgow, John Ferguson, Esq. merchant, formerly of the island of Jamaica.
—. At Bishop Auckland, Miss Mary Home, daughter to the deceased Mr Alexander Home, Prince's Street.
8. Mrs Lucas, Lady of Charles Lucas, Esq. and daughter of Major Ogilvie, of Hemmington.
9. At Granton, Mrs Alexander Huston.
—. At the house of Caradc'I, in Argyleshire, Dugald Campbell, Esq. of Caradell.
11. Mr Matthew M'Innes, surgeon in CrietT.
—. At Lcndon, Dame Hester Heathcote, wife of Sir Archibald Edmonstone of Duntreath, Bart.
—. At Edinburgh, Miss Ann Nairnei youngest daughter of Colonel John Nairne of Murray Bay, in the province of Quebec.
—. At the Bloom, Livingston, Mrs Gardner, spouse to Mr Alexander Gardner, jeweller in Edinburgh.
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Description of the present deso-
Thoughts on the! Disappearance
jesty's (hip Bounty after their
A New Description of the Bea-
Vtrses—written in a blank Leaf
■ ■ occasioned by the Death
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State of the BAROMETER in inches and decimals, and of Farenheit's THERM
MOMETER in the open air, taken in the morning before sun-rise, and at noon ; and the quantity of rain-water fallen, in inches and decimals, from June ist to 30th, within one mile of the Castle of Edinburgh.
Quantity of Rain 0.795
ANECDOTES OF PERSONS CONNECTED WITH THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
[FROM THE MONTHLY ^5AGAZINE.]
Marat, Car quoique affaffine, ce lache scelerat
T'ERMED by Dumourier, the Vit finir sci jours par La Corde. •*■ Medusa's head of the Revolu- v
tion, and whose brutal wishes, and Ci-git Marat, cet infigne assassin,
barbarous actions, have been eminent- L« chef ardent des Patriotes,
ly differviceable to the cause of li- Qy> r«Su' fa n«>rt dans son bain*
betty, throughout Europe, was not, Et patlant, mourut Sans-Culottei. as is generally imagined, a French- Mesdames,
man He was born at Neufchatel, The aunts of Lo0;s XVj. were ^
the sovereignty of which, ever since first of the roya, fami, that took
the diet of 1707, has appertained to the a]arm and ein$gr»"ted from France,
the house of Brandenburg. He was &//, Yu, the villa, or rather patherefore a Prussian.
It is well known, that he was a coward, who "could speak daggers, but not use them," yet it is not of such general notoriety, that his hideous countenance was the exact
lace, in which they resided, was one of the most beautiful in the kingdom, being built by their father, Louis XV. for one of his many mistresses. It is situated on a rising
, . . ground, between Seve and Meudon,
counterpart of his heart. His body nw the t road ,„<,; from pa.
ms placed in the French pantheon) ris to Versailles; the river Seine
for under the monarchy of Robespierre, Marat was a god! It has since been removed to a more obscure situation, and his character is now julily odious in France. To the Royalists and Girondists, this man was equally detestable ; and the
winds along the bottom of the hill, and by its serpentine course, seems as if desirous to linger in so charming a neighbourhood. The buildiflg was erected by one of the most celebrated architects of that day ; the marble
busts and bas-reliefs, were cut by the former, as usual, expressed their joy, ch;ssel of Couston. the statues> by
by means of puns &c. immediately Adam and Falconet. the pa;nt;ng^
-Here follow two of
after his death them:
\x Ciel, rfans fa Misericorde, Chrome II le mernoir, vicr.t dc Marat;
are by Var.loo ; and as to the gardens, they, were laid out by M. de Life, the Capability Brovn of France, traitrr It was here that Pompadour, rtc velling in the wealth of plundered 3 F? province*!
provinces, presided over the revels of Comus, and endeavoured to vary the pleasures, and also to dissipate the satiety of her toyal lover. At one time, (lie would surprise him with a theatrical exhibition, in which she appeared as Venus, while he was the favoured Adonis of the drama: at another, by a kind of candle light entertainment, on the tecovery of his son, in which an illuminated dolphin, by a happy pun, represented the heir apparent of the monarchy; certain fiery monsters, his late disease; and an Apollo, with a torch in his hand, the god of physic, by whose intervention he was recovered.
On the accession of Louis XVI. the daughters of the former monarch were allowed to occupy this enchanting spot, formerly the residence ot a father's mistress, and the scene of their expensive gallantries. Unlike that father, in every thing but in good-nature, they were constantly at the feet of their confessor, or at their crucifix; and the spot which had so pften blushed with the debauchery of its former, now edified the pious, by the devotion of th« present owners.
At the approach of the storm, they repaired to the centre of ett/m/ici/m for shelter, and now share at Rome the benedictions of the Pope, the prayers of the Abbe Maruy, lately jnade a bishop, by Pius VI. and the palace of Cardinal Bcrnis, heretofore ambassador from Trance to the Holy See.
Good, charitable, pious, perhaps to excess, thr-y, in character, exhibit a close affinity to their amiable mother, the daughter of the unfortunate Stanislaus, king of Poland :—there is a family likeness, even in their misioitunes!
The Dif.EcTCR Carnot.
On the resignation of the Abbe" Sieyes, who, on that occasion, gave au unequivocal testimony of his dis
interestedness, Carnot was elected almost unanimously, to a seat in the directory.
He was, originally, an officer ; and having enjoyed a good education, and being attached to mathematical pursuits, he entered into the corps of engineers, in which, however, he never attained any high rank.
The Revolution, by substituting genius in the room of birth and intrigue, gave full scope to the talents of Carnot; and he has essentially served his country, under all the forms of government, and all the ebullitions of party, to which it has been subjected ; in this instance, perhaps, following the opinion of a great English Admiral, who acted both under Cromwell and the commonwealth, aud was accustomed ta fay, that it was the chief business of a good citizen, " to keep foreigners from fooling us."
On the execution of Robespierre, and the proscription of his party,wheo the convention, after giving orders to arrest several of its members, who were Jacobins, came to him, they all exclaimed, " He has organized victory, let him persevere in his exertions in favour of bis native country!" This, at such a moment, was the greatest of ail possible compliments.
To the exertions of this individual, the conquest of Holland and Austrian Flanders, the victories in Spain, and the almost uninterrupted scries of successes in Italy, have been attributed. The late brilliant, but deihuctive passage of the Rhine, occurred at a period when he was out ot savour; on resuming his power and popularity, he repaired the miscarriages of less enterprising niro j and such seem to have been either his powers, or his good fortune, that he has, in a jnr.nner, chained victory to the chariot wheel of France.
Under him, Picbegru 2nd Jourdan were little better than mere