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age, Mrs Christian Anderson, wife of Mr Endymion's boats, off the island of NanJames Kirkwood, senior, engraver.

tucket, upon the American privateer Neuf. Dec. 30. AtDublin, the Earl of Westmeath. chatel. By his death, the place of clerk of the Ha At Laighwood, Perthshire, Mr John naper becomes vacant. A vacancy also oc Mac Ritchie of Craigton, at the age of 83. curs among the elective peers in the Impe He passed that long period, and he has rial Parliament.

closed it, in possession of the perfect respect At Edinburgh, Alexander Nairne, Esq. and attachment of all to whom his most es. of Drumkilbo.

timable character was known. His princi- At Haddington, Andrew Begbie, Esq. ples were punctiliously honourable, his conafter a lingering illness, which he bore with duct irreproachably upright, and his heart that fortitude and meekness which charac full of the best affections. terize the Christian philosopher. Having At Fort St George, Madras, Adam spent a life of piety towards God, tenderness Smith, Esq. surgeon in the Honourable and affection towards his relations, justice Company's service, eldest son of Mr Smith, and benevolence towards all men, he has Gatehouse, in the thirty-second year of his died much regretted by his acquaintance, age, after a residence of fourteen years in and justly lamented by his friends : like the India. centurion of old, he was “a just man, and At his house in Pimlico, London, Joone that feared God, and of good report a seph Bramah, Esq.-The discoveries and

improvements in Mechanics, for which the Lutely, At Port Royal Jamaica, Captain world is indebted to his industry, talents, Cecil, of his Majesty's ship Electra. It was and perseverance, will render his name conCaptain Cecil who lately shot Captain Stack. spicuously honourable among those whose pole in a duel. He had been very unhappy efforts have been directed towards the besince that unfortunate event.

ncfit of mankind. There is not a branch of - At Washington, North America, Dr mechanics which has not been advanced to. Monteith, a surgeon of the British army, wards perfection by Mr Bramah's genius; and left in the charge of the sick on their his celebrated Locks, his Pneumatic En. retreat from that city.

gines, his invention for uprooting trees, his At Quebec, Lieutenant M‘Donald, Preventative against forgery in bank notes, 104th regiment; as he was going on board and a multitude of useful and ingenious disthe steam-boat, unfortunately missing his coveries, prove that in him his country and way, he fell into the river and perished. His society at large have lost a very valuable body was found on the next day, and was member. interred with military honours.

At Spanish Town, Jamaica, much la. John Dalzell, Esq. of Glenae, mid mented, in the 13th year of his age, Master shipman on board his Majesty's frigate En Colin Graham, eldest son of Lieut.-Colonel dyinion. He was killed in an attack of the Graham, of Edinburgh Castle.

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Prices of Oat, Pease, and Burley Meal, in
Edinburgh Market, per peck.

Pease and
Oatmeal.
1814-15.

Barley Meal. Bolls. | Price. Bolls. Price. Dec. 27.

376

15 14 59 12 Jan. 3. 385 14 00 52 12 10.

S.

Prices of Grain at Haddington. 1814-15 | Wheat. Barley. | Vats. | Pease

S. S.
Dec. 23. 28 35 20 24 | 15 19

379 14 00 49 12 17. 402 13$ 13 4.7 12 24. 396 14 00 43 12 11

14 18 30. | 28 38 17 21 15 19

15 19 Jan. 6. 27 33 19 24 16 20

14 18 13. 25 30 | 18 23 | 14 18

13 17 20. 25 29 18 23 14 18

13 17

THE

SCOTS MAGAZINE,

AND

Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

For FEBRUARY 1815, With Engravings of a Patent Printing Press, invented by

John Ruthven, Printer, Edinburgh.

CONTENTS:
Page

Page Register of the Weather for February,.. 82 New Works published in Edinburgh,... 131 High Water at Leiih for March,........ ib. Literary Intelligence,....

ib. Description of a Patent Printing Press, Memoirs of the Progress of Manufacinvented by John Ruthven, Printer,

tures, Chemistry, Science, and the Edinburgh,

83
fine Arts,....

133 -References to the Plate,...

85 On the Art of making Coffee, by Dr

POT TRY. Hamel,.......

97 Report respecting the Edinburgh Lu

Poem, by the late Rev. George Knowles, 195 natic Asylum for 1814,,......

92

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS. Monthly Memoranda in Nat. History, 93

East Indies.- Particulars from Batavia, 137 Commercial Intelligence, .......

95

-Account of a Volcanic Eruption at Eulogy of Delille, the celebrated French

Munilla, from Mount Albay,... ...... 139 Poet, (concluded,)......

97

China, _Statement, by the Chinese A brief Account of the Analysis of a

Emperor Kia King, of the Rebellion Mineral Water, lately discovered in

in his Provinces, and attempt to surthe Vicinity of Dunblane, similar in

prise his family and Palace, .........

...... 140 its Nature and Properties to the

West Indies.-Extract of a Letter from celebrated Springs of Pitcaithley,.... 101

Cape Henry, St Dominga, respecting On the Mode of studying Landscape

the state of that Island......... 141 Painting.............

107

- Accounts from the Island of Domi. Oa the present State of the Law with

nica,..

143 regard to Highland distillation,...... 110

America - Documents respecting the Narrative of a Visit to the Island of

Negociation at Ghent,......

ib. Ella, giving some particulars relat

Important communications from Spaning to Bonaparte,......

112
ish America,..............

145 List of Crimes punished with Death by the Law of England,........

France.--Discovery and re-interment 114

of the Bodies of the late Kiug and An Edinburgh Tavern Bill in 1709,.... 115'

Queen of France,

146 Particulars of an Electrical Phenome

Accounts from Italy,.....

147 non experienced in descending Mount

from Germany,....

148 Etna,.........

ib, Report of the Commissioners of Police

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE. of Edinburgh for the year 1814,...... 116 Proceedings of the High Court of Jus. New Regulations respecting the Order ticiary.........

149 of the Bath,.....

119 Trial of James Kelly for Sheep-stealRemarks on Scottish Gardening,........ 121 ing............

ib. General View of the Woods and Plan

of Thomas Pennycook and Aler. tations of Scotland,..........,

123 Knight, for Highway Robbery,...... ib. Anecdotes of the Carnival at Rome,.... 124 Execution of Kelly and O'Neil.......... 155

Dreadful Murder,

ib. SCOTTISH REVIEW.

The Weatter, &c.-Shipwrecks, &c... 156 Discipline, a Novel : by the Author of Appointments, Births, and Marriages, 159 Self Control,........... ...... 126 Deaths, Stocks and Markets,......... 160

$TATE

STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c. From Jan. 26th to Feb. 25th 1815, in

the vicinity of Edinburgh.

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M. N. Jan. 26 | 29.6131 38

27 29.5 32 37 28 29.5 35 38 29. 29.4137 40 30 29.65 36 40

31 29.7135 Feb. 1/ 29.7 37

2 29.81 40 41 3 29.82 32 43 4 29.41 40 42 5 29.9 40 52 6 29.82 | 42 45 7 29.75 43 44 8 29.71 43 48 9 29.71 37 45 10 29.9 37

42 1) 29.65 40 45 12 29.5 42 52 131 29.51 | 40 48 14 29.71 38 47 15 29.65 40 16 29.5 45 17] 29.71 | 40 46 181 30,2 35 47 19 30,11 40 50 20 29.5 40 45 21 29.95 | 42 47 22 30 21 48 52 23 29.8 42 52 24 29. 45 48 25 29.71 50 50

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Quantity of Rain........... 1.78

March 11. Court of Session rises.

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