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London, the Lady of Colonel Hugh Baillie, of a chant, Lanark, to Jane, youngest daughter of Mr daughter.

David Kilgour, Edinburgh. 30. At Aberdeen, Mrs Henry Lumsden, of a son. 30. At Glasgow, Charles Berry Blyth, Esq. late

Lately. At Lochbuy House, Mrs M'Laine, of a of Buenos Ayres, to Robina Hannah, youngest daughter.

daughter of the late Gilbert Auchinvole, Esq.

Lately. At Portsmouth, Captain Thomas Monck MARRIAGES.

Mason, Royal Navy, to Mary, eldest daughter of July 12. At Madras, Joseph Cox, Esq. surgeon the Hon. Sir George Grey, Bart. K.C.B. and niece to the Hon. the Governor's Body Guard, to Cathe- to Earl Grey. rine Grace, eldest daughter of Major Waugh, of the Madras army.

DEATHS. Nov. 24. At Čolinsburgh, William Bonthrone, May 4, 1823. At Calcutta, Andrew, second son Esq. surgeon, Crail, to Margaret, daughter of the of the late John Heugh, Esq. of Gartcows, Stirlate John Scott, Esq. Crail.

lingshire. At Lauder, George Simson, Esq. to Agnes, June. In Calcutta, Charles Scott Robertson, youngest daughter of the late Bailie George, Lau- Esq. indigo planter, from Peebles. der.

19. At Bhoojee, George, infant son of Colonel 25. At Edinburgh, the Rev. George Blyth, to Mackonochie, Hon. East India Company's service, Ellen Scott, eldest daughter of the late Henry on the Bombay Establishment. Tod, Esq.

29. At Barrackpore, in Bengal, Ensign George 27. At London, Robert Hibbert, second son of Downie Cullen, of the Bengal army, son of James Robert Hibbert, Esq. of Birtleshall, in Cheshire, Cullen, Esq. Stockbridge, Edinburgh. and of Chalfont House, Bucks, to Charlotte, el- 30. In the Island of Trinidad, in consequence dest daughter of John Drummond, Esq. of Cha- of a fall from his horse, James Boyd, Esq. captain ring Cross.

in his Majesty's 9th regiment of foot. Dec. 1. At Hamilton, William Owen Davies, July 20. At Mooskupore, in Bengal, Mr Robert Esq.of Newtown, Montgomeryshire, North Wales, Pattullo, indigo planter, aged 34, son of the late to Euphemia May, daughter of the late William Lieutenant William Pattullo, of Dundee. Beveridge, Esq. Edinburgh.

23. At Valparaiso, coast of Chili, Mr George - At Greenock, George Corsane Cunninghame, M'Farquhar, eldest son of the late John M‘FarEsq. to Margaret Fenella, second daughter of the quhar, Esq. W. S. late James Macdowall, Esq. of Glasgow.

Aug. 5. At Calcutta, Captain John Pearson, of - Mr Yates, the celebrated comedian of Covent- the ship Ogle Castle. Garden Theatre, to Miss Brunton, daughter of Sept. 6. At Kingston, Jamaica, the Hon. George Mr John Brunton, manager of the Exeter theatre. Kinghorn.

2. At Kirkliston Manse, John Scott, Esq. Dun- 11. At Mount Irvine, Tobago, Archibald, eldee, to Ann, daughter of the late Alexander Reid, dest son of Mr Alexander Sinclair, Kilchamaig, Esq. of Ratho Bank.

Argyllshire. - At London, John Johnston, Esq. eldest son 17. At Antigua, Richard Willock Morson, seof John Johnston, Esq. of Danson, county of cond son of the late Walter Skerrett Morson, of Kent, to Helen, eldest daughter of Walter Lear. the Island of Montserrat. inonth, Esq. Montague Street, Russell Square. 20. In the Island of Barbadoes, the Hon. John

At Lindertis, James Wemyes, Esq. Captain Forster Alleyne, late President of his Majesty's in the Royal Scots Greys, to Miss Frances Wemyss, Council of that Island. fourth daughter of the late William Wemyss, Esq. 24. At Cape Town, on her passage to India, of Cuttlehill.

Catherine Richardson, wife of Lieutenant David 4. At Chichester, the Hon. Captain Berkeley, Sherriff, of the 24th Bengal Native Infantry. Royal Navy, to Lady Charlotte Lennox, sister to Oct. 3. At Moone, near New Orleans, America, the Duke of Richmond.

Mr James M‘Nair, second son of the late Revo - At Edinburgh, Robert John Napier Kellette, James M'Nair of Slamannan. Esq. of the 480 Regiment, to Jemima, only child 4. At Natchez, Mississippi State, North Ameriof the late James Hunter of Craigluncheoch, Esq. ca, Dr Matthew Provan, formerly of Glasgow,

5. Mr John Mackay, merchant, Inverness, to 9. At sea, off the coast of Newfoundland, on Juliana, youngest daughter of the late Angus his passage from Jamaica, Lieut, Peter Reddie, Mackay, Esq. Carnachy, Sutherlandsnire. R. N. commander of the ship Thisbe, West India

8. At Viewforth, Mr James Chalmers, solicitor at law, to Jane, second daughter of Alexander Nov: 1. At Fisherrow, Mrs Hannah Archer, Smellie, Esq.

and on the 10th, her husband, Mr Thomas Han9. At Bath, Captain Colin Campbell, R. N. to dasyde, seedsman and florist there. Elmira, widow of Lieut.-General Richard Gore. 16. At Aberdeen, the Rev. Hugh Duncan, for

11. At Edinburgh, Alexander Macdonald, Esq. many years Episcopal clergyman at Dunkeld. of Delilea, to Jane, only surviving daughter of the 23. At Crieff, Mrs Barlas, relict of the Rev. deceased John Roberts, Esq. of Carronfiatts. James Barlas.

- At Greenhead, Glasgow, John Wilson, Esq. 25. At Bannockburn, Mr Andrew Thomson, Millport, to Miss Morris, daughter of the late Cap- accountant in the Bank of Scotland's Office, Stirtain Hugh Morris.

ling. 12. At Smithyhaugh, James Smith, Esq. manu- 26. At Foyers House, Inverness-shire, Mrs Frafacturer, Auchterarder, 1o Ann, daughter of Peter ser, of Foyers. Gibson, Esq. of Smithyhaugh.

At the Manse of Skene, the Rev. James 13. At Fermoy, Ireland, Richard Wharton Hogg, D. D. in the 720 year of his age, and 47th Myddleton, Esq. Captain in the 71st Light Infan- of his ministry, try, to Frances Penelope, only child of Lieut.- 28. At his seat, Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, Colonel Watson, of the same Regiment.

after a long and severe illness, the Right Hon. Ri15. At Bury, Lancashire, William Thomson, chard Philips, Lord Milford. Esq. of the Island of Java, merchant, to Grace, David Miller, Esq. of Pow, Fifeshire. daughter of the late Mr James Grant, of Glasgow. At Lauriston, Mrs Halkerston of Carskerdo.

18. At Edinburgh, Mr Alexander Graham, mer- At Edinburgh, Mr John Low, writer. chant, Glasgow, to Jane, daughter of Mr R. D. Dec. 1. At the Water of Leith, in the 81st year Fleeming, merchant, Edinburgh.

of her age, Mrs Janet Cattanach, relict of Mr John - Brora, Sutherlandshire, William Robertson, Stewart, merchant, Water of Leith. Esq. to Miss Gunn, eldest daughter of the Rev. - At the Manse of Pettinain, Mrs Mary LockJames Gunn, minister of the parish of Latheron, hart, wife of the Rev. George Dickson. Caithness-shire.

2. At Airdrie, Bethea Black, eldest daughter of - At St George's, Hanover Square, London, the Rev. Robert Torrance. William Duncombe, Esq. M.P. to the Right Hon. - At Alloa, John Jameson, Esq. sheriff-clerk of Lady Louisa Stewart, youngest daughter of the Clackmannanshire. Earl of Galloway.

- At Glendaruel House, Miss Campbell, of 19. At Sciennes, Mr George Bell Brown, brew- Glendaruel. cr, to Nancy, daughter of the late John Gibson, - Robert Vyner, Esq. of Easthorpe, WarwickEsq.

shire. This gentleman was out shooting on the 29. In Young Street, Mr Jam Vurray, mer- preceding day, and while getting through a hedge omitted. They will appear in our next.


the trigger of his gun caught against a branch of At her father's house, aged 23, Christian, el. it, when the piece unfortunately went off, and dest daughter of Mr Orr, S.S.č. York Place, Edinlodged its contents in his body.

burgh. 3. Mr Archibald Roxburgh, merchant, Glas- 17. At Camis Eskan, John Dennistoun, aged 8 gow.

months, son of James Dennistoun, Esq. of Col- At L'Orient, France, Mr Peter John Blair, grain. who for many years resided in Ayr and its vicini- At 5, Hart Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Mary ty.

Richardson, wife of Peter Couper, Esq. W. S. At her house, York Place, Mrs Hay Mudie. - At Midmar Castle, James Mansfield, Esq. of

At Lathallan, Major John Lumsden, of Lath- Midmar. allan and Blanerne.

18. At Paris, in the 54th year of his age, the 5. At Cargen, the Lady of William Stothert, Right Hon. Henry, Earl of Barrymore, Viscount Esq. of Cargen.

Buttevant, Baron Barry of Olethan and Ibaune, - At his house in Gayfield Square, Mr Andrew Baron Barry of Barry's Court, originally, by teHenderson, of the house of Sir William Forbes nure and writ of summons, premier Viscount in and Co.

Ireland. 7. At Irvine, John Peebles, Esq. late Captain At Corstorphine Hill, Mrs Mackie, wife of 42d Regiment, in the 85th year of his age.

Mr James Mackie, Corstorphine Hill. - Ai his house, Leith, Mr John Macleod, 20. In Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Wilbrewer, Leith.

liam Tennant, junior. - At Edinburgh, Thomas Ireland, Esq. of Up- At Whitburn, Mr Hugh Christie, for many per Urquhart, Fifeshire.

years manager of the Borrowstounness coal and 8. Mrs Janet Arnot, wife of Mr John Edgar, salt works. builder.

In Antigua Street, Helen Brunton, only - At East Kilspindie, Captain David Lauder, daughter of Mr Melville Balfour. Perthshire Militia.

At Ardeer, Catherine, only daughter of Pa- In Keir Street, Laurieston, Mrs Mary Young, trick Warner, Esq. of Ardeer. wife of Mr George Lorimer, builder, Edinburgh. - Suddenly, at Falkirk, Mr Charles Alexander,

- At Aberdeen, in the 63d year of his age, the in the 84th year of his age. Rev. John Gordon, Roman Catholic clergyman. 21. At Dumcrieff, Dr John Rogerson of Wam

- The Right Hon. Thomas Steele, formerly phray, first physician to the Emperor of Russia. one of the representatives in Parliament for Chi- In the Canongate, Abram Heyman, a Jew.. chester.

- In Charles Street, Peter, third son of the 10. At Edinburgh, Alexander Dick, Esq. ac- Rev. Peter Primrose, minister, Prestonpans. countant.

- At Langley Park, Mrs Cruikshank, of Lang- In Brook Street, London, in his 63d year, ley. Sir Eyre Coote, of West Park, Hants.

At Kirkcudbright, Mrs Helen Miller, relict 11. Near London, Lumsdaine Alves, Esq. Navy of John Miller in Kirkcudbright, in the 101st Pay Office,

year of her age, and 69th of her widowhood. At Edinburgh, Mr George Peel Lys, only At Banff, Alexander Wilson, Esq. late of Calsurviving son of Thomas Lys, Esq. of London. cutta.

At her father's house, in her 19th year, Eli. 22. At Kirkcudbright, Miss Thomson, daughzabeth, eldest daughter of Mr James Moir, sur- ter of the late David Thomson, Esq. of Ingliston. geon, Teviot Row.

- At Kilconquhar, Fife, the Rev. James Dick, 12. At her house, in Gayfield Place, Miss Jean minister of the United Associate Congregation in Clark, daughter of the late Gilbert Clark, Esq. that place.

13. At Leith, in the 58th year of his age, the In James's Place, Mrs Waddel, wife of WilRev. Robert Culbertson, minister of the Gospel, liam Waddell, Esq. merchant, Leith. and pastor of the Associate Congregation, St An- 25. At her house, No. 74, Queen Street, Miss drew's Street.

Agnes Hunter, daughter of the late James Hunter, 14. At Mortonmains, Dumfries-shire, very sud- Esq. banker in Ayr. denly, George Welsh, Esq. aged 74.

At Glasgow, Robert Starret, Esq. late mer- At Clifton, Miss Harriet Buchan, eldest chant in the Island of Carriacou, Grenada. daughter of the late George Buchan, Esq. of Kel- 26. In St John's Street, Margaret, youngest loe, Berwickshire.

child of Mr L. A. Wallace. 15. At Nice, the Hon. and Rev. Thomas Alfred 27. At St German-en-Laye, near Paris, the Duke Harris, son of the late, and brother to the present, of Fitz-James, Lieutenant-General in the army of Earl of Malmesbury.

France, and a descendant of King James II. of - At the Mansion House, Greenock, Mrs Tho- England, from an illegitimate branch. mas Crawford, in the 78th year of her age.

At Scalpa, aged 81, Normand Macdonald, - In London, Joseph Bambridge, sen. Esq. of Esq. of Barrisdale, a valuable member of society. Newcastle, solicitor, aged 53. He went to the me- 30. At Edinburgh, Mr George Neilson, of the tropolis to undergo an operation for an aneurism Commercial Banking Company of Scotland. of the arm, brought on by phlebotomy unskilfully Lately. At Kinsale, Ireland, aged 100 years, performed several years ago. The excision was Margaret Cottar, mother of the once celebrated dexterously effected by an eminent surgeon, and Irish giant, P. Cottar O'Brien. for several days flattering hopes were entertained Åt Kowal, in the province of Moscovica, in of a perfect recovery; but on Monday the blood Poland, an ecclesiastic of the name of Bujalski, at rushed to the head, and death quickly seized his the very advanced age of years. victim, to the incalculable loss of his numerous – In Ludgate Street, London, Eliza, widow of and disconsolate family.

General Keith Macalister, late of Wimpole Street, 16. At Hamburgh, George Thomson, Esq. aged Cavendish Square, and Torresdale Castle, Argyle. 74.


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into fragments may again be cement- ficiently strong for all legitimate pured together by a century of blood- poses. It is a remarkable fact, that, shed.

although they occasionally wrenched But this was not all; the form of the crown from the monarch in open government established in these states fight, and either returned it, or gave it was precisely that which was the most to another, on their own terms, when discordant with the knowledge, habits, they were smarting from its abuse of and characteristics of the people. power, they still placed no other per

The British Constitution was hap- manent limitations on this power, than pily formed before the making of Con- are found to be, in the present day, institutions had become a regular trade, dispensably necessary for public good. even when the name of Constitution

When the Sovereign did not voluntawas scarcely known, and it was form- rily barter away a portion of his.aued by those who merely sought to re- thority for the supply of his

needs, remove perceptible evils, and to supply straint was only cautiously forced upwhat was clearly necessary. It was no on him when it was felt to be imperiimported -exotic, but it grew sponta- ously necessary, not by a faction, but neously out of the British heart, and by the body of the nation; and popuit grew according to the laws of na- lar institutions and privileges were onture. It was a seed before it became ly slowly conceded, one by one, as the a beautiful and productive tree. The want of them became pressing, and as proud, independent, jealous, queru- the people acquired the qualifications lous, stubborn, and dictatorial spirit for duly enjoying them. Whenever of the Briton, could only be governed a different system was adopted-whenby such a Constitution, therefore it ever creeds of faith were followed in. sprung into birth;-the incorruptible, stead of public wants, and the multigenerous, moral, honourable, reflec- tude were called upon to decide on tive, and intelligent spirit of the Bri- changes in the government-the powton could only support it, therefore it er of the crown was weakened until it flourishes and endures. He who wishes was unable to discharge its duties, and to know how arbitrary forms of go- faction took the helm of public affairs vernment may be changed into free -attempts were made to impose reones—how popular institutions may straints upon the Sovereign not clearly be rendered benefits, and not evils- called for by national necessities and in what the food of liberty consists, popular institutions and privileges were and how the maximum of liberty may given when the people were not sufbe reached, must unlearn all that he ficiently enlightened, upright, and unhas learned of the present generation animous, to use them properly-then of “ Constitutionalists," and devote the consequences were, fanaticism, his days and his nights to the history phrenzy, civil war, and the loss of all of this Constitution.

that freedom had previously gained. The Crown, no matter from what The reasons are too obvious to need motive, fortunately placed the first lin pointing out. When a question is left mit on its authority, and this afforded to the decision of those who underprecedent and analogy for gradually stand it, the probability is, that it will extending the limit afterwards, accor- be decided properly; but if it be carding to circumstances, in peace and ried to those who do not understand good will

The real rearers of our it, and who generally forsake truth Constitution were the wealth and in- when falsehood will lead them, it is telligence of the country, to the exclu- pretty certain that the decision will be sion of the multitude; and they were precisely what it ought not to be. The guided, not by speculative theories, or people will be reasonably

unanimous in

, the wish to usurp the supreme autho- endeavouring to obtain what they feel, rity, but by plain common sense, and as well as think, to be necessary for their the visible needs of the nation. They own good; but if the necessity and the were careful to make that which was benefit beonly matter of speculation and meant to be a monarchy, essentially uncertainty, they are sure to be fiercemonarchical, and to endow the Sove- ly divided in opinion; and it is only reign with abundant power for dischar. when unanimity prevails to a very great ging the duties which devolved upon extent, that vital changes can be made him; and they were anxious to pre- in a government without producing serve at all times, a government suf- the utmost measure of calamity. The

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If those states which were formerly cess of its conflict with the mother known by the name-Spanish Ame- country was rendered almost as much rica, had remained without influence a matter of regret, as of rejoicing. If on the general politics of Europe, they any reliance can be placed on history, would still have presented a most im- these states must, from their proximiportant theme for political discussion; ty and various other causes, be genebut when they have, unaccountably rally embroiled in disputes, and ever enough, carried division into the grand kept from cordial friendship by jeaEuropean Alliance, and even given rise lousy. They must be for ever comto rumours of offensive leagues and paratively powerless even for defence, general war, they supply a question, and it will scarcely ever be possible on which, for complexity and gravity, any emergency to make them powertakes precedence of all others that at ful by alliance. They must, therepresent interest the politician. fore, be without weight and influence

Speaking of them, in the first place, in the administration of the law of with reference to their own interests nations, and the maintenance of the alone, their revolution has rendered proper distribution of dominion-inthem in effect independent, and this debted for the preservation of their is perhaps all that can be said in its rights and existence to the jealousies praise. It was capable of yielding the entertained by the leading powers of most magnificent benefits, but these the world towards each other—the have been sacrificed, less by the igno- cringing, pliant dependants of these rance, than the cupidity and false powers—and capable of being at any principles, of its parents, and its fruits time involved in strife with each other, could only have been worse than they and swallowed up in detail, by that have been, had it failed of success al-Buonapartean system of aggrandisetogether.

ment, to which the republic of North New Spain would have formed one America has had recourse so often. or two nations, respectable, tolerably This must be the case if we look at powerful, and full of well-founded them in the inost favourable light poshope for the future. The manner in sible-if we assume that, contrary to which the world is divided—the ex- the conduct which all other nations tent, power, and ambition of its neigh- have hitherto pursued, they will never bour, the United States—the past his appeal to the sword in their quarrels, tory of nations everything to which and will never thirst for increase of it had been accustomed-and, in a territory at each other's expense. But word, every interest and hope, forbade if we believe that human nature will its dismemberment. The unit was remain unchanged, and that they will nevertheless split into a multiplicity do what other countries have constantof fractions. South America was par ly done; then we must believe, that celled out into an infinity of contempti- they will be incessantly at open war ble states, and, by this, its brilliant with each other, until, perhaps, that prospects were destroyed, and the suc- which has been so unnaturally torn VOL. XV.


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