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consideration, set aside all the proceedings tutional procedure of the subordinate courts, of the Presbytery and Synod, and remit the appointed its sentence to be entered in cause to the Presbytery, with instructions their minutes-deprived Mr Ross of the to resume consideration of it; and if they license, which was thus illegally given him, shall find that Mr Taylor still persists in and prohibited all Presby teries from taking his determination to resign, that they shall him on trials, until he should have comthen use their endeavour to provide him pleted his studies. It seemed to be underwith somne aid suited to the funds of that stood by the House, that in consequence of chapel, if he chuse to accept thereof, and the declarations of Mr Ross's Counsel at the thereafter proceed to the settlement of a bar, means would be used, with a probabiminister, according to the rules of the lity of success, to move the Faculty of the church, with all convenient speed. The University in his favour. Assembly unanimously approved of said Wednesday, May 24.- The Rev. Princi. motion, in which parties acquiesced.
pal Hill, alluding to the motion made at a Tuesday, May 23.-- Dr M.Knight pro former diet, of returning thanks to the genposed to add the name of Dr Fleming to tlemen who had aided Dr Nicol in procuthe committee on the Gaelic chapel, as a ring the act.for the widow's fund, observed, small mark of respect for his attention to that as the Lord Chief Baron, one of the its interests.-Agreed to.
members of this Assembly, was now preAn overture introduced by Dr David sent, and a judge to whom, on this as well Ritchie, respecting the prevention of double as every other occasion, the warmest thanks livings being vested in the same person, was of the church were due, moved that the ordered to be considered on Friday.
moderator be instructed to express the The Assembly agreed to take up the re grateful acknowledgements of the Assembly ference from Mr Lockerby, minister of the to his lordship, for his very kind attention chapel at Calder, on Thursday afternoon, to their interests. The thanks of the As. immediately after the cause of Mr Davie, sembly were given from the chair, to which minister of Inchture, should time permit. his Lordship made a suitable reply.
Several petitions for aid being read, the The Assembly proceeded to consider the Assembly appointed a Committee to meet case of the Reverend Alexander M Intyre, on Thursday forenoon, to consult with the
presentee to the parish of Crieff. Honourable Procurator of the Church re. peared from the papers read, and the state. specting the present state of the church ment given at the bar, that Mr and Mrs funds.
Drummund Burrell, joint patrons of the The Assembly then proceeded to the case parish of Crieff, had presented Mr M'Intyre of Mr Richard Thomson, student froin to the cure, on the decease of the Reverend Glasgow. This young man blind, but Robert Stirling. The Presbytery of Auchfrom the very ample testimonies as to the terarder proceeded, in consequence, to-mo. proficiency which he had made in his stu derate a call in the parish Church, wben dies, the Assenibly agreed that the Preshy- only three persons signed, on which the tery of Glasgow should be allowed to take Presbytery referred to the Synod of Perth hiin on trial.
and Stirling The Synod appointed the The Assembly took up the cause of Mr Presbytery to begin a call de novo, and to John Ross, student in divinity. The par. report their proceeding to next Synod. Acties were, the Rev. W. Fraser, minister of cordingly, at next moderation of a call, Boleskine, complainant against the pro. nine heritors signed the call, and the Pres. ceedings of the Presbytery of Abertarff, and bytery unanimously sustained it. Synod of Glenelg. Francis Jeffrey and peal was, however, taken by some persons, Henry Cockburn, Esqrs. Counsel for the designed as heads of families in Crieit, in above-named Synod and Presbytery, and the Synod, and the Synod revetsed the sens for Mr Ross. It appeared from the plead tence of Presbytery, and considered the ings, that, in the month of July last, the presentation null and void: from which Presbytery of Abertartf, having associated judgment the present appeal was brought with them the Rev. Donald M.Kenzie, before the venerable Assembly. minister of Pouderty, had licenced Mr J. Parties being called, Mr H. Cockburn, livss, notwithstanding his having been pre advocate, was heard for the appellants, and rented, by certain proceedings on the part Mr Jeffrey for the parishioners, and dir of the Faculty of the Cniversity of Edin Lisdale, ot Perth, for the Synod. burgh, which proceedings were virtually Parties being fully heard and removed, a sanctioned by the Assembly 1813, from long debate exued. finishing his courses at the Divinity Hall. Principal IIill euide the following mo. The Asembly, in en unanimous sentence, tion, which was seconded, viz. * The Ge. reprubated, in lion: terms, the unconsti. neral Assciably reverse the setitence of the
Synod of Perth and Stirling; and in respect Mearns, and of the Presbytery of Dundee, it has bean stated, that the trials of Mr and reverse the same ; and find that the M'Intyre are sustained, ordain the Presby libel against Mr Davie is not supported by tery of duchterarder, at their meeting on satisfactory evidence, and dismiss the same the first Tuesday of June, to take such steps as not proven.” Another motion was made as shall seem proper for ordaining Mr and seconded, " That the Assembly dismiss M'Intyre in the parish of Crieff, before the the appeal and complaint against the first 1st of July, and ordain the commission in part of the sentence of the Synod of Angus August to hear any complaint which may and Mearns, which affirms the sentence of be made."
the Presbytery of Dundee, finding the first Another motion was made, and second. article of the libel proven, and deposing him ed, “ That the Assembly affirm the sen- from the office of the holy ministry: but tence of the Synod of Perth and Stirling." sustain the appeal and complaint against The roll being called, and the votes marked, the second sentence of the Synod which re. the first motion was carried by a great ma- vorses the sentence of the Preshytery, find. jority, wherefore the Assembly did, and ing the second article of the libel not prohereby do ordain, in terms of said motion. ven, and reverse the said sentence.” It
Against this judgment, Dr Campbell, Dr was thereupon agreed, that the state of the Balfour, Dr Maclean, Mr Andrew Thom- votes should be, proven or not proven ; it son, Mr Robert Balfour Graham, Mr Wil- being understood, that if it shall carrry not liam Ritchie, Mr Brotherston, Mr Macdon- proven, the first motion shall be the judg. ald of Urquhart, Mr Begg of Newmonk. ment of the house : and if it shall carry land, Mr Anderson at Kippen, Mr Hamil. proven, the second motion shall be their ton at Strathblane, Mr William Maclean, judgement. The roll being called, and Robert Austen, Esq. and Alexander Pit. votes marked, it carried not proven, and cairn, Esq. protested.
therefore the General Assembly sustain the Thursday, May 25.- The General As. appeal and complaint against the sentence sembly called for the report of the commit. of the Synod of Angus and Mearns, and of tee of the whole house on the cause of Mr the Presbytery of Dundee, and did and Davie, which was produced and read. The hereby do reverse the said sentences, and committee of the whole house being con- find that the libel against Mr Davie is not vened and constituted, and the minute of supported by satisfactory evidence, and disthe General Assembly appointing this meet. miss the same as not proven; and the Geing being read, the committee proceeded to neral Assembly unanimously find the second the consideration of the cause reinitted to article of the libel not proven, and accord. them. The clerk read the petition to the ingly dismiss the same. committee of bills, of Mr Alexander Davie, Friday, May 26.-The General Assemminister of Inchture, appellant, against dif. bly, after hearing the minutes of last sedeferent sentences of the Synod of Angus runt, heard the report of the committee of and Mearns, of date 25th October last, af. bills. The procurator gave a general statefirming different sentences of the Presby- ment of the funds of the church, and after tery of Dundee, of 3d July last, finding the some observations by Drs Hill and M-Gill, first article of the libel proven, and deposing the committee were directed to give in their him from the office of the holy ministry. report to-morrow, as a matter intimately
Parties being called, compeared for the connected with that subject was then to be appellant, Francis Jeffrey, Esq. advocate, discussed. as his counsel; for the Presbytery of Dun- The report of the committee on the Trinity dee, Drs Francis Nichol, Alexander Potier, chapels, Aberdeen, was received, and orderand James Thomson, members of that dered to lie on the table till to-morrow. Preshytery; for the Synod, Mr James Mil. The General Assembly then proceeded to ler, Mr J. Burns, Dr George Cook, mem. the consideration of an overture, introduced bers of the Synod; and for himself, Mr aby the reverend Dr D. Ritchie, and two Lawrence Butter, a corresponding member other members, respecting the declaratory of the Synod, dissenter and complainer enactment of last year, which had found, against the sentence of the Synod. Parties that it was incoinpetent for a clergyman to being fully heard, and removed, the com. hold two cifices, unless in the same parish, mittee agreed to report to the Assembly and particularly enacted, that no clergyman, that they had heard the parties.
unless residing in the seat of an university, The Assembly proceeded to deliberate on ccuid on any account accept of a professo;the cause, and after reasoning, it was move ship, and on such acceptance being proven, ed and seconded, “ That the Assembly sus- the presbytery were bound to iibel hiir, tain the appeal and coinplaint against the preparatory to a sentence of deposition sentences of the Synod of Angus and from the church; and humbly overturing,
that as such an enactment seemed a direct His Grace the Commissioner officially violation of the barrier law, the Assembly announced that his Royal Highness had should reverse it, and transmit an overture, been most graciously plessed to receive the in due form, to the presbyteries of this letter and address transmitted from the Aschurch. On this overture a most animated sembly. debate took place, and the following motion The Solicitor-general stated, he was auwas made by Dr D. Ritchie, and seconded, thorized to make an official communication " That the Assembly find the proceedings from Government respecting some specific of last year, not a standing law, and trans- grant to the clergy of Scotland. The thanks mit to presbyteries for their consideration, of the Assembly were given to the Soliciordaioing last year's enactinents as an in- tor, and letters of thanks were ordered to be terim law.”
written to the Lord Advocate, and to the It was moved by Dr Cook, and seconded, right honourable William Dundas, for at" That the Assembly dismiss the the over- tention to the interests of the church ; and ture."
a committee was appointed to correspond The roll being called, and votes marked, with his Majesty's government on the subthere appeared for dismissing the overture, ject. 80; for retaining it, and transmitting to A complaint was heard at the bar of the presbyteries, 70; majority 10.
Asseinbly, respecting the sentence of the Saturday, May 27.-The thanks of the synod of Merse and Tiviotdale, refusing house were given to the Lord-Advocate, to permit the Presbytery of Jedburgh to for bis generous exertions at all times in take Mr William Jeffray on trials for licence. behalf of the church, and particularly so on Messrs Cupples and Lundie were heard as the late occasion.
the appcllants, and Messrs John Hunter The report of the committee for the bouse and Walter Morrison for the synod. The and window duties was read, and Dr John Assembly unanimously reversed the sentence Inglis heard in explanation. The thanks of the synod, and ordain the presbytery of of the house were given to Dr Inglis, for Jedburgh to proceed with the trials of Mr his steady attention to their interests. Jeffray, when he shall have produced a cer.
Mr Cockburn, a scounsel for the parishion- tificate of a regular attendance during the ers of Nairn, stated, that his clients were last session, which completes his studies in induced to withdraw their appeals, from a divinity. conviction that the charges against the pa- The business of the Assembly being closed, tron and presentee were groundiess. the moderator shortly addressed the mem
Mr Macdoneli appeared in support of the bers; and after a speech by his Grace the proceedings of the synod of Moray, and Lord High Commissioner, from the throne, took protestations in the clerk's hands, the Assembly was dissolved. The next Aswhereupon the General Assembly dismissed scmbly is appointed to meet at Edinburgii, the appeal, and declared the sentence of the on Thursday May 16, 1816. synod Ginal.
The report of the widows fund was called On the 29th of May came on before the fur, and Sir H. Moncrieff heard in its support. High Court of Justiciary, the trial of John The thanks of the house were unanimously Gow and John Möintyre, accused of theit. given to Sir H. Moncrieff, on the motions After the indictment was read, they both of Drs Hill and Nicol, for his long, faith. pleaded guilty, and a Jury being chosen, ful, and able services, in support of the wi- they adhered to their plea. A verdict was dows fund, and for his very great exer- accordingly returned against them, in terms tions in framing the bill, and procuring the of their own confession, and the Court senpatronage he did, in its support.
tenced Gow to be transported for fourteen The Assembly considered some appeals years, and M‘Intyre for seven years, in refrom the presbytery of Glasgow, by Mr spect of his previous geod character. Lockerby, minister of Chryston chapel. By the bill for “ abolishing inferior ComMessrs. Cockburn and Jeffray were heard missary Courts in Scotland, for abridging for the appellant, as were also Principal the form of extracting the decrees of AdTaylor, Drs Balfour and M.Lean, and Mr miralty, Commissary, and Sheriff Courts in Lapslie, for the presbytery. The Assembly Scotland, and for the regulation of certain unanimously reversed the proceedings of the matters in Courts of Justice in Scotland," presbytery, and remitted the cause, with in- the books, records, and proceedings of the structions to them only to examine compe- inferior Commissary Courts are to be trans. tent witnesses.
ferred to the Sheriff and Stewart Courts, in Monday, May 29.-- The Assembly renew- which, in future the causes, of every deed the commitee on the Psalmody, with scription, competent to the Courts åbolishinjunctions to report to next Assembly. ed, shall be conducted and instituted. The
confirmation fees payable to the Commissa.
shire, in room of the Rev. Colin Macken. Ties are abolished, but those, and the other
zie, deceased. Anthony Rosenhagen, fisą. ees payable to Clerks and Fiscals, shall be
to be one of the Comptrollers of the Ac. paid to those officers in the Sheriff Court. counts of his Majesty's army. A Register of Inventories of personal es.
IVhitehall, May 23. This day the Right tates is required to be kept. A record of
Rev. Dr John Luxmore, Bishop of Here. tiar prices, and of the average wages of la
ford, was appointed Bishop of St Asaph, in bour, is to be established. The Commissa
room of Dr William Cleaver, deceased. ries and their Clerks are to receive such May 23.--The following officers are per compensation for the loss of their offices as
mitted to wear the insignia of Knights Com. they can establish they are entitled to.
manders, of the Royal Portuguese Military The forms of extracts are to be abridged, Order of the Tower and Sword, viz. Major and the fees of extract fixed. The Clerks
General the Honourable Sir Charles Col. of all inferior Courts must give personal at. ville, K. G. C. B. and Major General Sir tendance, and their offices cannot be exer
Kenneth Alexander Howard, K. C. B. And cised by Deputy, excepting in cases of ur
the following officers to wear the insignia gent emergencies ; nor cun any such offices
of a Knight of the same Order, viz. Sir be sold. Contraveners may be punished by John Maclean, Sir llenry Williaan Carr, fine, imprisonnent, and deprivation.
Sir John May, Sir Hew Dalrymple Ross, On the 12th of May a fine young Rus. and Sir Charles Broke, all Knights Cose sian bear, which was brought here some manders of the Order of tbe Bath. time ago, and has been since kept in the College yard, broke from his den, and af.
BIRTHS. ter several ineffectual attempts were made to get him properly secured again, it was
April 18. At George Street, Edinburgh, found necessary to shoot him.
Mrs A. Cuming, Borrowstounness, a daugh. On the 1st of May was caught, on one ter. of the fishings in the Tay, belonging to the 23. The wife of James Adam, a lint mil. city of Perth, a salmon weighing 58 lbs.
ler and cobler at Pitnamoon, of a fine boy, avoirdupois, and measuring 4 feet 1 inch in
her twentieth child, all by the sume bus length, and 2 feet 6 inches round. It is band ; seventeen of them are alive; they the largest, we believe, that has been taken have all been nursed by herself, besides to in that neighbourhood for many years. oihers, being in all twenty-two children she
25. Mirs Crosbic, Northumberland Street, APPOINTMENTS.
a daughter. [From the London Guzette.]
26. At Eccles, the Lady of Capt. Legge,
a daughter. Foreign Ofice, May 2. This day Alux 29. At lluntly Lodge, the Lady of ander Cockburn, Esq. was appointed En. G. W. F. Booker, Esq. a daughter. voy Extraordinary to the Free and Impe. May 4. At Uxbridge House, the Counrial Hanseatic Towns, and circle of Lower tess of Uxbridge, a son. Saxony.
At Dumfries, the 'Lady of Captain Carleton House, May 9. This day John Ryrie, of the 13d regiment of foot, a daugdiMarquis of Bute, was sworn to be Lord ter. Lieutenant of Glamorganshire.
At London, the Lady of Spencer MarWhitehull, May 10. This day the Right kay, Esq. a son. Hon. William Adam, one of the Barons of Ai Lotus, Mrs Colonel M Nurdo, a Exchequer in Scotland, was appointed Lord daughter. Chief Commissioner of the Jury Court in 5. Iu. George's Square, Mrs Burnet, of civil cases in Scotland; and Allan Maco. Kemnay, a daughter, nochie and David Monypenny, Esqrs. Sc. At Edinburgh, Mrs W. Taylor, a nators of the College of Justice in Scotland, daughter. were appointed to be the other Lords Com 6. At Dunninald, Mrs Arkley, a daughmissioners of the said Jury Court.
ter. Downing Street, May 10. Lieut..Gene At Cheltenham, the Lady of Gilbert ral Sir James Leith, G. C. B. to be Gover L. Aleason, Esq. of Lindertis, a son. nor of the Island of Barbadoes.
-- At Edinburgh, the Honourable Airs Whitehall, May 12. The Rev. William Dundas, of Dundas, a daughter. Arbuckle to be minister of North Uist, le - Mis Corrie, Frederick Strect, a dauglio werness-shire, vacant by the death of the Rev. James Macqueen, and the Rev. Simon 7. Mrs James Moncrieff, Noribumber. Fraser, to be n:inister of Storsaway, Rosse land Street, a dalglier.
May 11. At Auchanvole Castle, Mrs Wal. Sir Christopher Cole, K. C. B. Royal lace, a daughter.
Navy, to Lady Mary Talbot, widow of T. 9. At Invery, Mrs Skene, of Rubislaw, Mansell, Esq., and sister to the Earl of a daughter.
Ilchester. 11. At London, the Marchioness of Ely, 29. At London, Lieut.-Col. James Allan,
94th foot, to Sarah Isabella, only daugh12. Mrs Cadell, of Grange, a son.
ter of Andrew Tunbrell, Esq. London. 13. At Houston, Mrs Captain Shairp, a May 5. At Sandaig of Knoydart, Lieutendaughter.
ant Ronald M.Donald, tacksman of that – Mrs Campbell, of Hallyards, two sons. place, to Miss Catberine M.Donell of Laurg. 15. At East Reston, Berwickshire, Mrs This veteran is in the 95th year of his age, Purves, a daughter.
and as stout and vigorous as most military 16. At London, her Grace the Duchess men at the age of 60. He occasionally of Rutland, a son and heir.
rides after breakfast, as a piece of exercise, At Brussels, the Right Honourable 30 miles. He is one of those gentlemen Lady Fitzroy.Somerset, a daughter. who was an officer under the Chief of the 17. At Newhaven, Mrs Mundell, a son. clan during the troubles in the year 1745;
19. Mrs G. Hogarth, Hart - Street, a and was not only present, but also bore a daughter.
particular share in every engagement which 20. In London, the Viscountess Newark, then' took place, in behalf of the exiled faa daughter.
mily, and upon many occasions received the 25. At Haymount, Mrs Hogarth, a son. thanks of the Prince, for his activity and
- The Lady of Roderick Macleod, Esq. courage. He has since been in the service younger of Cadbole, a daughter.
of George II. and is now on half-pay in the
service of George III. MARRIAGES.
5. At her father's house East Kirkland,
Miss Helen Smellie, youngest daughter of April 20. At Dundee, William Macpher William Smellie, Esq. to the Rev. James son, Esq. younger of Blairgowrie, to Janet, Harvey, Muckart. third daughter of William Chalmers, Esq. At Montrose, Charles Hutchinson Dundee.
Phillips, Esq. of Milk Spring, in the island 24. At Bank, the Reverend Bryce Little, of Jamaica, and of Somerville, in the counminister of Covington, to Miss Katharine ty of Dumfries, to Jane, youngest daughter Stoddart, daughter of Mr John Stoddart in of the late Adam Glegg, Esq. Provost of Bank.
Montrose. At Arlarie, Thomas Macritchic, Esq. At London, the Reverend William merchant, Edinburgh, to Miss Katherine Everett, Fellow of New College,, Oxford, Stewart, daughter of the late Captain Stew and Vicar of Romford, to Marianne Dun. art of Stenton.
das, daughter of Charles Dundas, Esq. 26. At Corry, the Reverend John Mac men.ber of Parliament for Berks. kinnon, minister of Sleat, to Ann, eldest 8. At Hamilton, Mr William Clarke, of daughter of Lachlan Mackinnon, Esq. of the Commissariat, to Janet, eldest daughLetterfearn.
ter of Mr Robert Russell, overseer to the - At Hillend, Captain James Barwick, Marquis of Douglas and Clydesdale. of the 79th regiment of foot, to Agnes, el. 9. At Edinburgh, Mr Alexander Lamont, dest daughter of Hugh Crawford, Esq. wri. of the Royal Perthshire militia, to Miss Jester, Greenock.
sie Horne. 27. At Howden, Duncan Matheson, Esq. 14. At London, Sir George Buggin, of advocate, to Annabella, second daughter of Great Cumberland Place, to the Right HoThomas Parquharson, Esq. of Howden. nourable Lady Cecilia Gore, a daughter of
At London, the Honourable Morti the late, and sister to the present Earl of mer Rodney, son of the late Right Honour. Arran. able Lord Rodney, to Sarah, eldest daugh 16. At Jedburgh, James Scott, Esq. ac. ter of Robert Withy, Esq. of Buckingham- countant, Edinburgh, to Mary, eldest daughStreet and Woodhill, near Guildford. ter of Mr William Scott, surgeon, Jed
29. At Dunse, John Murray, Esq. of burgh. Ladywell, to Jane, eldest daughter of Wil 17. At Aston, near Birmingham, Ram. liam Hunter, Esq. of Pillmore, merchant say Sutherland, Esq. of Harpershill, to Jane, in Dunse.
eldest daughter of Alexander Paul, Esq. of At Edinburgh, Alexander Murray Edington Cottage, Warwickshire. Guthrie, Esq. younger of Craigie, to Mar 23. At Edinburgh, Robert Lisle Coulson, garet, youngest daughter of the late George Esq. commander in his Majesty': Navy, to Makgill, Esq. of Kemback.
Niss Sarah Veitch, of Houndwood.