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in the service of the Honourable the East years of age, and about fourteen years preIndia Company, youngest son of the late Sir vious to the destruction of Port Royal by the Robert Strange.

great earthquake in 1692. She had been At the Isle of Wight, the Lady of bedridden some time before her decease, but Colonel Home.

retained her senses until the last. The Honourable Major Powys, of the Lately, at Paris, the Dutch Admiral, De 83d regiment: this gallant young officer was Winter. conspicuously employed in the attack of A few days ago, at Richmond, county Fort Picurina before Badajoz, and was se- of Galway (the seat of James Burke, Esq.) verely wounded on the parapet of the work, aged 115, Mrs Belinda Crawford. She was which he had been the first to mount by the 18 years old on the 22d of April, 1916, ladders.

which day she recollected perfectly to the At Elvas, in consequence of a wound hour of her death, as it was rendered rehe received on the 19th March, before Ba. markable by the total eclipse of the sun; dajoz, William Potter, Esq. Major in the during which, we are historically informed, 23d regiment of foot.

of the darkness having been so great, that At London, Sir Francis Molineaux, the stars faintly appeared, and the birds went Knight, and Gentleman Usher of the Black to roost in the morning about ten o'clock. Rod.

At Bhanpoorah, on the 27th October, the Sir Frank Standish, Bart. He died celebrated Mahratta chieftan, Jeswunt Rao 60 suddenly, that he ordered his servant, as Holkar. He had been long confined to his he was rising, to prepare his breakfast, and bed, and his bodily strength, as well as menon the latter returning in about ten minutes, tal faculties, hád forsaken him. he found his master dead, who, it is sup- The brave Lieutenant-Colonel William posed, expired in an apoplectic fit. Sir Frank Campbell, who was mortally wounded in the possessed a fine family estate in Lancashire, moment of victory, at the head of the 78th and has left also a considerable personal regiment, in the attack on Fort Cornelis, property.

island of Java, was the third son of John 29. At Moidart, Simon M‘Donald, Esq. Campbell, Esq. of Ensay. At the first tak. of Morar. This young gentleman, (who was ing of the Cape of Good Hope, under Sir killed by his fowling-piece going off acci- Alured Clarke and Sir James Craig, his galdentally) had just completed his 21st year; lant services, as Captain of grenediets, were his amiable disposition and pleasing inan- acknowledged in the public dispatches. His ners endeared him so much to his acquain character, as a soldier and a gentleman, was tances, that many generations have passed well known to the army. A letter from a since a death, so generally lamented by all gentleman high in office, says-" Colonel ranks of people, has happened in that part of Campbell's loss, much to be regretted in the the Highlands.

army, will be dreadfully felt in his own regiAt Jamaica, Ann Wignell, a free ment, to the younger officers of which he black woman, at the advanced age of 146. was a father, and among the soldiers of She was imported from Africa when twelve which he has long been the favourite offeer."

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Price of Stocks.
Bank

3 per cent. 1812. Stock. Omnium. Consols. June 29.

04 prem.

563 July 6. 2141

14 prem.
13.
1. prem.

555
20.
2154 14 prém.

561
27.
215

58
15 prem.
112
Prices of Oat, Pease, and Barley Meal, in
Edinburgh Market, per peck.

Pease and Oatmeal. 1812.

Barley Meal. Bolls. / Price. Bolls. Price. June 30. 164 31 00

24 00 July 7.

360

31 00 67 24 00 14. 340

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June 26. 58 72 50 60 38 48 38 46
July 3: 57 73 50 61 36 46 | 38 46

31 00 62 24 00 21. 340

32 00 66 24 00 28. 356

32 00

56 24 00

10. 61 73 50 60 36 47 38 47 17. 56 72 49 60 38 48 39 47 24. 56 74 50.63 39 50 37 46

SCOTS MAGAZINE,

AND

Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

FOR AUGUST 1812.

With a View of ELIE HOUSE.

CONTENTS:

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623

Page

Page Register of the Weather for August... 570 New Works published in Edinburgh... 618

ib. High Water at Leith for September.... ib. Literary Intelligence..........

Memoirs of the Progress of ManufacDescription of Elic House....... 571

tures, Chemistry, Science, and the Report of the National Vaccine Estab

fine Arts.....

620 lishment............

ib,

POETRY, Monthly Memoranda in Nat. History, 574

A May-morning Ode...........

622 Statistical View of the United States of The Wierd Wife... America for the last twenty years.... 575 A Morning Hymn........

624 Historical Sketch of the Origin of the

PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT. Revolution at Buenos Ayres, (con

House of Lords ...

625 cluded,)..........

597
House of Commons..........................

626 Description of the Diamond Mines of Orders in Council..........................

ib. Brazil.... 582 -The Budget.........

627 Description of the Eruption of Souffriør

Catholic Claims......

628 Mountain on the 30th April 1812,

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS. in the Island of St Vincent............ 587

America.........

631 Account of the Earthquake at the Ca Declaration of War against Britain, ib. racas, 26th March 1812............... 592 Spain.

634 Narrative of the Eruption of a Volcano -Victory of Salamanca

ib. in the Sea, off the Island of St Mi. Poland..........

638 chael............

593 Re-establishment of the Kingdom... ib. The Northern war .............

639 Progress of Sale Catalogues and Auc

Domestic Intelligence......................

640 tions of Books in Scotland............. 596

-Dreadful Murder at Barnes, $urrey, ib. Anecdotes of the Close of the Life of

Mr Mungo Park............

ib, Dr Johnson..........

598

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE. View of the Present State of Tunis.... 603

Court of Session..........

641 Description of the City of Caracas...... G09

Dreadful Fire at Glasgow...

642 Appointments....

ib. SCOTTISH REVIEW. Miscellaneous...

643 Dr Singer's General View of the Agri -Chamber of Commerce...

ib. culture, State of Property, and Im

Births and Marriages.....

644 provements, in the County of Dum

Deaths.......

645 fries............. 611 -Stocks and Markets....................... 648

State

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STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c. High Water at Leith for From July 26th to August 25th, 1812, in

September 1812.

Day. Morn. Even. the vicinity of Edinburgh.

H. M. H. M.

Tu. 110 47 11 13 1812. \Barom, Thermom. Rain. Weather. W. 2 11 3912 July M. N. I. P.

Th. 312 2912 54 26 29.7 50 60 0.41 | Rain

Fr. 4

1 18 27 29.91 54 62

Clear

Sa. 5 1 41 2 3 28 / 30. 53 64

Su.

6 2 26 2 48 29 30. 50 | 66 0.15 Rain

M. 7 3 10 3 31 30 30.02 49 63

Clear

Tu. 8 3 52 4 13 31 | 30.01 52 64

W. 9 4 35 4 56 Aug. 129.9 50 60 0.19 Rain

rh. 10 5 18 5 39 230.3 51 61 0.1

Fr. 11 6 2 6 24 3 30. 52 62 0.75

Sa. 12 6 47 7 10 4 30. 48 65

Clear
Su. 13 7 35

7 59 5 30.1 45 70

M. 14 8 24 8 49 630.21 50 66 0.02 Showers Tu. 15 9 16 9 42 7 30.21 50 65

Clear

W. 16 | 10 9/10 36 S 30.1 18 70

Th. 17111 4|11 32 9 30.11 / 50 68

Fr. 18 | 12 012 28 1030.2 45

Sa. 1912 56 11 30.21 | 44 71

Su. 20 1 24 1 52 12 30.25 48 69

M. 21 2 20 2 48 13 30.3 49 | 70

Tu. 22 3 15 3 43 14 | 30.25 48 68

W. 23 4 11 4 39 15 | 30.15 | 52 70 0.02 howers Th. 24

8

5 37 1630,08 52 67 0.41 | Rain

72

Fr. 25 6 5 6 33 17 30.16 50 70

Clear

Sa. 26 7 1 7 30 18 30.15 +970 0.14 Rain

Su. 27 7 58 8 26 19 29.85 50 69 0.31

M. 28 8 53 9 19 20 29.8 48 67 0.43

fu. 29

9 45 10 11 65 0.06

W. 3010 30 11 2 22 30.02 | 49 64

Clear 23 30. 47 62 0.94 Ran 24 29.94 47 65

Clear

MOON'S PHASES 25 30.16 49

For SEPTEMBER 1812. 64

Apparent time at Edinburgh.

D. H. M.
New Moon 5 7 9 aftern.
First Quart. 13 11 26 evening

Full Moon 20 11 38 evening Quantity of Rain.............3.93

Last Quart. 27 2 19 afterii.

21 29.85 | 49

September 1. Patridge shooting begins.

2. London burned, 1666, O. S.
5. Dog-days end.
22. King George III. crowned 1760.
23. Day and Night equal.
29. Queen of Wirtemberg born 1766.
30. Hare hunting begins.

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