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. On the 21st of December, between eight the room where he was confined, he was und nine o'clock, the following melancho found quite dead, having hanged himself jy accident happened in Edinburgh. A by means of his handkerchief. house in Blair's close Castle-bill, opposite she city's reservoir, suddenly blew up with ANOTHER Comet. The following es. a great explosion, and she inhabitants in trace from the French papers, states, that the floor above, were instantly precipitated a next comet has just been seen : along with the falling ruins, into the cellar " A new comet has just been seen the below. A room in the second floor was also consellation of Endanus it was seen blown up ; in which there was luckily no by M. Pons at Marseilles on the 16 alt. person at the time of the accident. The The thiek weather did not permit it being house iminediately caught fire, whichi, seen at Paris before the Sth instant; on bowever, was soon got under, when the that day, at 11 hours 1 minuto of mean persons who had fallen along with the time, its right ascension was 04. 23. and rabbish were taken out. The house in the declination 13. 34. S. The apparent mediately above the cellar, is inhabited by motion of the comet in right ascension, is a man of the name of Campbell, his mo- retrograde and very slow, and the motion in ther, and three komen lodgers, with three declination earries it towards the northern children. Campbell was much scorched; hemisphere. his mother was killed one of the women “ It is not visible by the naked eye ; dad her thigh bone broken and was much with very good glasses, its nucleus, the scorched. The other two were also great. light of which is vivid, is surrounded ly burnt and bruised. The children with a light cloud, but not the slightest were not much burt. The unfortunate trace of a tail is to be seen. sufferers were al sent to the Royal Infir " It was announeed that, on she 4th mary.-The Magistrates, police, and fire. November, at 7. P. M. there was seen at nen soon attended, and the fire was got Berne, in the direction of E.N. E. a comet ander in a short time. The gun-powder above the horizon; and it was added that which oceasioned the explosion, was, it is the tail was turned directly on the side of supposed, concealed in the cellar. One of the horizon. It will not be unnecessary to me women died in the Infirmary sothe temark, that these indications cannot in days after.
any measure relate to the comet discovered Helen Kettiady, daughter of James by M. ns, first, because of the 4th Nov. Kennedy, farmer in Barasworklees, has this comhet was still below the horizon at been committed to Dumfries jail, accused eight at night, and next, because it rises in of having poisoned Thomas Slothart, far. the South East and has no tall. It is mer in Burnswork, and his servant maid, probable that the Astronomer of Bethe on the 9th of December, by infusing arse mistook the Nebulous of Andromeda for a nie in the water which had been pat upon comet. the fire, in order to make the potridge for At the Imperial Observatory, breakfast, of which, however, she would December, 1811. not participate, under pretence that that Glasgow, Dəc. 24. The few comet was sort of food did not agree with her, and seen on the evenings of the 228 and 234 therefore breakfasted upon dread and inst. at our Observatory. its position has beer.
varted considerably in declination from that Thomas M.Nair, slater, who was con given by the French Astronomers fot the demned for higtiway robbery by the High 5th December. It is now terý near the Court of Justiciaty, was executed at Fal- Equator. Its appearance, when viewed in kick on the 26th of December, pursuant the 10 feet Herscheltan, with a power of to his settterice. A strong party of military 250, is extremely beautiful. The nebulous attended. It is 112 years since any per- cometary mass is condensed and appeats son suffered at Falkirk.
Oright, notwithstanding the vicinity of the On Monday the Both of December, ewo moon. There is at present a fine double men broke into a house in the neighbour, star a little to the south west of it. The hoge of Danfermline, and stole a watch tapidity of its motion is evident, even in and a pair of pantaloons. One of them the commion telescope, in the intervat of *** soon aftet apprehended, and after ex. one day. Its situation has been carefully amination was committed to Dunfermline determined on both evenings by a series jat. The walls with found in his posses- of azimuths and attitudes with the great sion. Nest morning on the jailor opening - Astrottotucat circle constructed by Mi
Throughton. It is stil in the extended J. H. C. de Bernewitz (with temporary constellation Eridanus,
rank) Wilhelm de Dorenberg (with tempo
rary rank) Henry Chester, Evan Lloyd, ADMIRALTY OFFICE, DEC, 24. 1811. Matthew Sharp, John Lindsay, D. L. TinThis day, the Prince Regent appointed ling Woddrington, Richard Blunt, Henry his Royal Highness William Duke of Cla- Bayly, Richard Hulse, Francis Slater Rerence, Admiral of the Red, to be Admiral bow, George Stracey Smith, Hon. E. M. of the Fleet, in the room of Admiral Sir Pakenham, Henry M•Kinnon, Sir Thomas
Richard Dyer, Bart. Robert Rollo Gilles. Peter Parker, Bart. deceased.
pie, Henry Conran, Joseph Baird, WilWHITEHALL, DEC. 31. 1811.
liam Wheatley, William Henry Pringle, The Prince Regent has appointed Rich- James Hare, Oliver Thomas Jones, Philip ard Wellesley, Esq. to be one of the Lords K. Skinner, and Andrew Ross—to be Ma. of the Treasury, in room of the Hon. jor Generals in the Army. William Elliott, resigned.
Jan. 4. 1812. The Prince Regent has also appointed Lieutenant Generals Anthony Farringthe Rev. Dr William Jackson to be Bishop ton, and Ellis Walker-to be Generals in of Oxford, in room of the Rev. Dr Charles the Army. Moss, deceased.
Major General William Twiss-to be WHITEHALL, Jan. 21.
Lieutenant General in the Army. His Royal Highness the Prince Regent
Colonels Flower, M. Sprowle, of the royal has been pleased, to appoint, Geo. Douglas, artillery, William Borthwick, do.; C. N. Esq. Advocate, to be Sheriff Depute of the Cockson, do. ; William Johnstone, of the shire of Kincardine, in the room of dam royal engineers, and John Burton of the Gillies, Esq. appointed a Lord of Session,
royal artillery--to be Major Generals in WAB OFFICE, Dec. 30. 1811.
the Army, His Royal Highness the Prince Regent Robert William Duff, Esq. of Fettereshas been pleased, in the name and on be- go, has presented Mr John Stirling to be half of his Majesty, to appoint the follow- minister of the parish of Peterculter, vaing officers to take rank by brevet as un- cant by the decease of the Rev. Mr George dermentioned ; their commissions to be Mark. He has also presented Mr John dated 1st January 1812.
Bower to be minister of the parish of MaLieutenant Generals Sir Paulus Æmilius ryculter, vacant by the resignation of the Irving, Bart. George Harris, Richard Rev. Mr William Paul. Vyse, William Viscount Cathcart, K. T. Banastre Tarleton, Sir. Hew Dalrymple, Knt. Gordon Forbes, John Floyd, Oliver
BIRTHS. de Lancey, Sir James Henry Craig, K. B. Dec. 12. At Berwick, the Lady of Sir James Stuart, John Whyt, Andrew John Chas. Monck, a daughter. Drummond, John William Earl of Bridge
At Sundrum, the Lady of John Hawater, William Maxwell, George Earl of milton, Esq. jun. of Sundrum, a son. Pembroke, K. B. John Earl of Chatham,
The Viscountess of Hinchinbrooke, K. G. Alexander Campbell, William Mors- a son and heir. head, Francis Dundas, Alexander Ross, 13. At Riddell, Lady Francis B. RidHon. Francis Needham, and Henry Pigot dell, a daughter, to be Generals in the Army.
Mrs Scott, St John Street, a son, Major Generals, Sir Stapleton Cotton,
At Edinburgh, Lady Ann Wharton Bart. Samuel Dalrymple, William John. Duff', a daughter. stone, Rowland Hill, Hon. William Sta.
Vįscountess Pollington, a son. pleton, Denzil Onslow, Sir John Murray, 17. Mis S. Laing, St Andrew's Square, Bart. Hon. Charles Hope, Sir George Pi. got, Bart. Frederick Maitland, John Le
Mrs Forbes, of Callender, a daughveson Gower, Martin Hunter, John Lord Elphinstone, Richard Earl of Donough- 19. At Glasgow, Mrs Dennistoun, a inore, Hon. John Abercromby, Sir W. Carr Beresford, K. B.--to be Lieutenant At Edinburgh, Mrs Campbell, of Generals in the Army.
Skipness, a daughter. Colonels William Raymond, Terence 21. Mrs Campbell, Abercromby Place, D'Loghlin, George Murray, James Kempt, a daughter,
22. At Edinburgh, Mrs Wm. Miller, At Atcham, the Rev. James Craig, & daughter.
of Dalserf, Lanarkshire, to Miss Dixon, of 23. At Ashkirk Manse, Mrs Hamilton, Atcham-Grange, Shropshire. a daughter.
26. The Reverend Daniel Struther, 25. The Lady of Colin Mackenzie, minister of the Relief Congregation at Esq. Advocate, jun. of Kilcoy, a son. Waterbeck, to Miss Isabella, daughter of
The Countess of Oxford, a son. Mr William M.Craith in Cloneyard, parish 29. Mrs Allan, Charlotte Square, a son. of Colvend. Mrs F. Gordon, a son.
28. At Sheriffston, Adam Longinore, 31. At Levenside, the Lady of John jun. Esq. of Exchequer, to Ann, only Blackburn, Esq. a son,
daughter of the late John Forsyth, Esq. The Lady of Hope Steuart, Esq. of of Deanshaugh. Ballechin, a daughter.
30. At Dumfries, Mr William Fisher, Lately, at Quebec, Lady Prevost, a son. to Christian, youngest daughter of Mr
- In Cadogan Place, London, the John Barclay, Scotlandwell. Lady of David Scott, Esq. a daughter. 31. At London, Thomas Buchanan, Esq. The Right Hon. Lady Lucy Taylor, to the Honourable. Catherine Abercromby,
youngest daughter of the late Sir Ralph
Jan. 1. 1812. At Leith, George For
syth, Esq. master of his Majesty's ship Dec. 16. Mr James Muir, surgeon, Venus, to Miss Ann M.Lagan youngest Paisley, to Miss Margaret M•Farlane, eld- daughter of William M.Lagan, Esq. late est daughter of Daniel M•Farlane, there. of Donavourd. At Dumbarton, Mr Robert Mac
3. At Paisley, Lieutenant John Henkenzie, Jun. writer, to Miss Elizabeth An- ning, to Miss Alicia Berry, struther Campbell, youngest daughter of Lord Palmerstone, to Miss Sullithe late Niel Campbell, Esq.
van ; and Lawrence Sullivan, Esq. of - At Hutton Bank, James Cunison, Pontsborne Park, Herefordshire(the bride's Exq. of Jerviston, to Miss Jessie Bryson, brother) to Miss Eliza Temple, Lord Pala daughter of John Bryson, Esq. of Hutton merstone's sister. Bank.
6. At Arniston, Captain Cochrane, 17. At Lincluden Cottage, Thomas royal navy, eldest son of vice-Admiral Sir M•Meeking, Esq. of Miltonish, to Jane, Alexander Cochrane, K. B, and Governor youngest daughter of the late John Morin, of Gaudaloupe, to Miss Ross Wishart,, Esq. of Ellisland.
eldest daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir At Edinburgh, Mr Archibald Mac- Charles Ross, Bart. kinnon, merchant, Catherine Street, Edin. At Wigton, Nathaniel Nelson, Esq. burgh, to Jean, second daughter of Mr of Springtield, to Miss Barbara Agnew, William Moffatt of Damhead, near Edin- second daughter of Nathaniel Agnew, burgh.
Esq. 18. At Shutterflat, the Rev. Andrew
At Glasgow, David Jeffery, Esq. Symington, Paisley, to Jane eldest daughter architect and builder, to Elizabeth, second of Robert Stevenson, Esq. of Shutterflat. . daughter of the late George Kenniburgh,
20. At Beech-hill, the Reverend John Esq. merchant. Halket, minister of Cupar Angus, to Mr Andrew Marr, piano-forteGrace, second daughter of Charles Hay, maker, to Elliot, youngest daughter of Mr Esq. of Beech-hill.
Robert Clark, cabinet maker, Edinburgh. At Earlston, Mr James Burgess, 10. At Bridgend, Mr John Scott, merchant, Edinburgh, to Miss Jane Wil- plumber, in Edinburgh, to Marion, only san, youngest daughter of the late Mr daughter of the late Mr Thomas Purvis, Thoinas Wilson, Earlston.
Earlston, 23. At Dumfries, Henry M.Minn, Esq. merchant, to Miss Mary Ann Crose
DEATHS. hie, eldest daughter of Thomas Crosbie, Esq. merchant there.
March 4. On the passage from the Isle At Hawick, Mr William White-' of France to Madras, Lieutenant George head Winterbottom, of Iluddersfield, to M.Kenzie Grant, of the Hon. East India Miss Isabella Dickson, eldest daughter of Company's service, and son to the late Dr Archibald Dickson of Househyers, Esq. Grant of Inverness.
Angust 22. In the British camp near confidence and esteem of all who knew the city of Batavia, Lieutenant Kenneth him. M.Kenzie, (third son of the late G. M.Ken- 11. In Dublin, Lieutenant-Colonel zie, Esq. of Pitlundy,) of the 5th regiment Blake, brother of the Countess Dowager of Bengal native infantry, and Assistant of Erroll, and of the late Lord Walls. Deputy Commissary General with the armies serving against Java, under the 12. At Lisbon, Brigadier-General Col. command of his Excellency.
man, in the Portuguese service. His death • 27. At Fort Cornelis, Batavia, (Island was the consequence of fever and debility, of Java), Dr John Leyden. This gentle brought on by exertions in his profession man accompanied Lord Minto, in his expe- too great for his constitution. He was dition to Java, for the purpose of acting as buried at Lisbon, on the 14th, with dis. interpreter to his Excellency, and of aiding tinguished military honours. His funeral him in forming those arrangements by was attended by all the Portuguese regiwhich the property of our new colony was ments in garrison, and all the English Ge. to be secured. Thus has been lost to his neral and Field Officers of our army in that friends, to his country, and to mankind, in eity, including Generals Leith, Sir Staplethe full vigour of life, a character who ton Cotton, Peacock, Stopford, &c. By was amply qualified to delight and enlight. the death of this very amiable and respecten the world. He went to India in 1802 ; able gentleman and excellent officer, the he was employed a short time before his valuable place of Serjeant at Arms of the death in translating the gospels into vari House of Commons becomes vacant. Ous Oriental languages. To his other at
At Leven, in the prime of life, after tainments, Dr L. added that of poetry; long and painful sufferings, Mr Andrew and it is no small honour to him to have Brown, surgeon, most sincerely regretted. been associated with his countryman, Mr
At Roucan, Mr James Kelton, Walter Scott, in preparing for the press, farmer. the work by which that gentleman first be- At Dumfries, John Callender, aged came known to the world as a poet, viz 102.--He was in the service of George II. “The Ministrelsy of the Scottish Border," as a non-commissioned ofticer of marines But the work by which Dr Li's poetic for several years in the East Indies, in his fame is most likely to be established, is younger days, and afterwards as a sol. ! entitled, “ Scenes of Infancy, descriptive dier in the 30th regiment of foot, in the '. of Teviotdale,” which was written on the West Indies and Gibraltar. cre of his departure for India.
13. At Dumfries, Mr William Comrie, ia At Bombay, the Honourable Jona. Supervisor of Excise. than Duncan, Governor of that Presiden- 15. At Loanhead, James Reid, Esq. 1 y, where he was long and deservedly re-' tate manufacturer, at Sciennes. spected
At Edinburgh, Richard, son of Mr Sept. 14. At Shrewsbury, United States, George Irvine, one of the Masters of the Major-General Green, one of the early pro- High School. moters of the American Revolution.
At May Park, aged 91 years, Sir October 18. At Dantzic, Baron Aler. James May, Bart. of Mayfield, in the counarder Gibson, in the 83d year of his age, ty of Waterford, which county he reprefor many years his Majesty's Consul sented for 48 years. He was grandson to there.
Lord Besborough, and nephew to Poer, At Bartholomew, Samuel Rowley, Earl of Tyrone. He is suceceded by his Esq. Admiral of the Blue, Commander in eldest son the present Sir Edward, M. P. Chief of his Majesty's squadron on the Ja. for Belfast, aud father to the present Marmaica station.
chioness of Donegall. Nov. 2. At Edinburgh, Lieutenant 16. At Edinburgh, aged 67, Mr John Malcolm Macleod, of the 1st West India Donaldson. regiment.
At Howden, Rugh, second son of 9. At Edinburgh, Captain James Har. De Gregory, physician in Edinburgh, vey, of the 27th foot.
At Falkirk, in the 19th year of his 10. At St Andrew's, the Rev. Dr John age, Mr Gray Wilson, son of the Rev. Dr Trotter, Professor of Church History. Wilson. Endowed with a warm heart, and a vigor- 17. At Edinburgh, Mrs Kennedy of ous enlightened mind, he possessed the Underwood
17. At the Manse of Kirknewtown, the its advantages into consideration, the Rev. Williain Cameron, minister of that greatest agricultural improvement that has parish, in the 60th year of his age, and been introduced into Great iritain during 26th of his ministry.
the present age. Andrew Meikle has left 18. At Wester Addiston, Mr George two children behind him, a son and daughPillans, much regreted.
ter; and it was a great consolation to him, At Bristol, aged 108, Mr William in his dying hour, that he was enabled to
leave them in comfortable circumstances, At Kello House, Elizabeth, young. by the voluntary donations of his grateful est daughter of George Buchan, Esq. of countrymen. Kelso.
28. At Foswell Bank, Colonel Joha 20. At Edinburgh, Mr Daniel Lamb, Henderson of that place. builder, aged 65 years
29. At Leith, Mr William Robertson, 21. At Dublin, Dr Hall, Lord Bishop shipmaster, aged 73. of Dromore. Dr Hall was only consecrats 80. At Edinburgh, Mr William Thom. ed Bishop of this see on the preceding Sun son, printers-joiner. day.
Dec. 1. At Abdie Manse, the Rev. The Hon. Lawrence Pleydell Bou. Robert Thomas, minister of Abdie. verie, third son of the Earl of Radnor.
5. At. Aberdeen, in the 59th year of 22. At St Ninian's, Mr William Niven,
his age, after a tedious illness, the Rev. late merchant in Glasgow.
Dr Gordon, one of the ministers of Aber. 23. Mr Peter M•Killer, for many years deen, &c. vell known in Carlisle as a drover. While
At Montrose, Miss Agnes Garddriving some beasts at Stanwis, apparente
ner, daugther of the deceased David Gardly in good health, be fell down and instant
ner, Esq. of Kirktonhill. ly expired.
At Edinburgh, Mrs Jean Leslie, 24. At Maybole, the Rev. James Ma
widow of the late Abraham Leslie, Esq. of ther, of the associate congregation there...
Findrassie, after a long and very distres. As the pastor of a church, he was faithful
sing illness, which she bore with much paand diligent; as a subject of the state,
tience and resignation. koyat and patriotic ; as a Christian, circum
7. speet, inoffensive, and pious,
At Edinburgh, Forbes Bowie, wise 25. At Eppling, Sir Thomas Coxhead, of Henry Martin, upholsterer, Lawn
market. formerly M. P. for Bramber, aged 77. 26. At Blenheim, her Grace the Duchess Gardner, relict of the late Sir William
At Camberwell, Dame Frances Marlborough.
At Greenock, George Christie, Esq. Baird, of Saughtonhall, Bart. eldest daughAgent for the Bank of Scotland there.
ter of Colonel Gardner, of Bankton, and - Mrs George Williamson, Parlia.
of Lady Frances Erskine, sister of the late, ment Square.
and aunt of the present Earl of Buchan. - At Barnes Common, Sir Thomas 8. In London, the Right Honourable, Tyrwhitt Jones, Esq. Bart. M. P. for Theophilus Jones. Shrewsbury.
At Warblington, Hants, in the 20th 27. At Houston Mill, in the county of year of his age, Hector Alexander Monro, East Lothian, in the 93d year of his age, Esq. of Novar, the celebrated Andrew Meikle, inventor At Edinburgh, John Robertson, of the improved threshing mill; and at Esq. writer there, aged 86. Epoks Mill, on the 29th ult. his son 9. At Edinburgh, John Cunninghame, George Meikle, who invented the water of Balgownie, Esq. steel, erected at Blair Drummond.---To At Tregoyd, Breconshire, the Right the Meikle family, Scotland, and the agri. Hon. Marianna Devereux, Dowager Viscultural world in general, are much indebt countess Hereford. ed. The mill for making pearl or hulled 10. At Crieff, the Rev. James Barlas, barley was first introduced by them into Minister of the Associate Congregation this country. The Water Wheel at Blair there, in the 67th year of his age, and 45th Drummond will always remain a lasting of his Ministry. monument of their ingenuity; and the At Dawlish, Mrs Grant, mother of improved threşbing mill may be safely the Master of the Rolls. pronounced the most valuable implement At London, the Right Honourable in tbe farmer's posssesion, and taking all Lady Huntingfield.