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Course of Exchange, London, May 16.- Amsterdam, 12 : 8. Ditto at sigh! 12 : 5. Rotterdam, 12 :9. Antwerp, 12 : 9. Hamburgh, 37 : 8. Aitona, 31: 9. Paris, 3 days sight, 25 : 70. Ditto, 26 : 0. Bourdeaux, 26 : 0. Frankfort-05the-Maine, 156. Petersburgh, 85, 3 U. Berlin, 7. Vienna, Ef. fo., 10:22 Trieste, ditto, 10: 22. Madrid, 351. Cadiz, 354. Bilboa, 354. Barcelona, 35. Se ville, 35. Gibraltar, 31. Leghorn, 474. Genoa, 431. Venice, 26: 50. Buenos. Ayres, 43. Naples, 384. Palermo, per oz. 115. Lisbon, 50%. Oporto, 504. Rio Janeiro, 43. Bahia, 47. Dublin, 11-Cork, 14 per cent.

Prices of Bullion, OZ.-Portugal Gold in coin, £.0.0.0. Foreign Gold in bars, £.31117,68.-New Doubloons, £.0.0.0. New Dollars, Os. Od. Silver in bars, standard, Os. Od.

Premiums of Insurance at Lloyds.Guernsey or Jersey, 158. 9d. a Os Cork or Dublin, 155. 9d. a 20s.-Belfast, 15s. 9d. a 20s.-Hamburgh, 203. a 30s.- Madeira, 20s.--Jamaica, 25s. a 30s.-Home, 6s. a 8 Gs.-Greenland, out and home, 0 < 0

Weekly Prices of the Public Funds, from 19th April to 17th May 1826.

April 10. April 26. May 3. | May 10. May 17.

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Bank Stock..........

200 3 pcent. reduced....

784 3 pcent. consols. 31 pcent. do................... 4 p cent. do................. Ditto New do.............. India Stock....................

Bonds............... Exchequer bills,........ Consols for account....

795 French Rentes......................96 f. 75 c.

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Prices of Stocks.-Edinburgh, 19th May 1826.

Shares. | Paid :p.1 Price. Royal Bank of Scotland, ...........

£.100 0 0 £. 100 0 0 E. 165 00 Bank of Scotland,...

83 6 8 83 60 190 00 Commercial Banking Company of Scotland,.. 500 0 of 100 0 0 No Sale National Banking Company,.....................

100 0 0 0 0 9 se British Linen Company,.........................

100 0 0 100 0 0 No Sales Edinburgh Friendly Insurance Company,...

100 00 Caledonian Fire Insurance Company,..........

100 0 0

14 00 Hercules Insurance Company,...............

100 00

13 06 North British Insurance Company,............

200 0 0 Edinburgh Life Assurance Company,....

100 0 0 10 0 0 Insurance Company of Scotland, ......

10 00 0 0 9 10 e Scottish Union Insurance Company,......

20 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 West-of-Scotland Insurance Company,.........

10 0 0 10 00 Edinburgh Coal Gas Company,..............

25 0 0 21 2 61 36 00 Ditto Oil Gas Company,..........................

25 0 0 16 100 Leith Oil Gas Company,........................

20 0 O 20 00 Edinburgh Portable Gas Company,..........

10 0 0 4 0 0 Edinburgh Joint Stock Water Company,.....

25 0 0 25 00 Forth and Clyde Canal Company, .........

Average. Union Canal Company,...... .................


35 00 Australian Company,.............

100 0 0

O No Sales Caledonian Iron and Foundry Company,...... 25 0 0 Shotts Iron and Foundry Company, t..........

50 0 0 Edinburgh and Leith Glass Company,.........

12 00 Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Alloa Glass Co.... 20 00 North British Loan Company,...................

50 0 0 London, Leith, Edin., & Glasgow Shipping Co. 000 Scotch Porter Brewery Company, ..............

20 0 0 14 0 0 Leith and Hamburgh Shipping Company,... 0 0 0 0 0 0 Caledonian Dairy Company,........

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ALPHABETICAL LIST of ENGLISH BANKRUPTS, announced between the 24th of

March and the 21st of April 1826 ; extracted from the London Gazette. Abbott, R. S. I. Skinner-street, Snow-hill, boot- Coleman, T. Highwood, Herefordshire, and E. maker

Williams, Ludlow, Shropshire, bankers Andrews, R. Kingsbury-green, Middlesex, victual Colledge, T. Killesby, Northamptonshire, cattieler

dealer Ansley, J. Little Distaff-lane, London, merchant Cook, C. junior, Wootton-under-edge, Gloucester. Archer, W. Hertford, oilman

shire, victualler Ashton, E. Ashill, Somersetshire, butter-factor Cook, W. Huddersfield, Yorkshire, merchant Aston, W. Toll-end, Tipton, Staffordshire, iron. Cook, J. Sheffield, victualler master

Congreve, H. and R. Hill, jun., Wood-street, Bache, C. West, Bromwich, Staffordshire, iron Cheapside, silk-manufacturers bedstead-inaker

Correy, J. S. Fletcher, and P. Correy, Leeds, cornBackler, H. Walworth, and T. W. Blyth, Crorner

millers street, Gray's-inn-lane, builders

Corrie, W. and E. Liverpool, brokers Barrett, W. L. Shepherd's-bush, Middlesex, house. Cox, E. H. J. Downes, and B. Thorpe, Kingstonpainter

upon-Hull, merchants Barter, J. and H. Poole, timber-merchants

Cruickshanks, J. Fleet-street, London, commisBarns, C. T. C. Brightelmstone, Sussex, stable sion-agent keeper

Cullimore, J. Castle-court, Budge-row, Irish pro Barns, J. R. Bristol, wheelwright

vision-agent Bath, J. Cheltenham, silversmith

Curtoys, c. L. Braxbourne mills, Hertfordshire, Baxter, R. Hoghton, Lancashire, cotton-spinner miller Bayley, W. Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk-throwster Curwen, J.J. Great Eastcheap, tea broker Beil, S. and W. Davis, Sambrook court, Basing. Curtis, J. Birmingham, chandler hall-street, factors

Curtis, J. Hounslow, Middlesex, dealer and chap. Bell, W. Fenchurch-street, London, merchant'

man Bently, H. and J. Fogg, Eccles, Lancashire, bleach- Dale, G. and R. Walton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, en

ship-broker Birch, J. junior, Manchester, merchant

Dalrymple, C. Old Broad-street, merchant Blagg, E. Yarmouth, grocer

Davis, M. Nicholas-passage, Nicholas-lane, Lom. Blanshard, G. Manchester, corn-factor

bard-street, merchant Black, J. Chapel-place, Oxford street, London, Darby, T. and J. Birmingham, dry-salters merchant

Dealey, C. Dursley, Gloucestershire, paper-maker Bloor, J. Wheelock, Cheshire, silk-throwster Desanges, C. S. Queen Charlotte-row, New-road, Booth, J. Manchester, dealer

London, bill-broker Booker, T, Warrington, Lancashire, timber-mer Dix, S. Cheltenham, grocer chant

Drew, T. Exeter, linen-draper Borrocks, W. Liverpool, corn-dealer

Easterley, J. Fenchurch-street, ship-owner Bowley, J. Bridges-street, Covent-garden, auc. Edmonson, J. Keighly, Yorkshire, worsted-ma. tioneer

nufacturer Boys, T. Ludgate-hill, bookseller

Edwards, J. Brightelmstone, Sussex, boot-maker Boyson, A. Nelson-square, commission-agent Ellis, T. and J. Blackman-street, Southwark Bradbury, J. L. Manchester, calico-printer

Embden, H. D. Park-lane, Islington, dealer Brawley, T. Bristol, baker

Escolt, I. M. Liverpool, merchant Bremner, J, W. Yates and A. Smith, Manchester, Evans, S. Ryeford-mill, Glos'tershire, clothier merchants

Ewbank, J. Loughborough, Leicestershire, linenBriggs, T. A. Bloomsgrove, Radford, Notting draper ham-shire, lace-manufacturers

Farmer, J. Brampton, Bryan, Herefordshire, Brown, J. Liverpool, merchant

dealer in cattle Browne, O. E. Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, cloth- Farror, J. Birmingham, wine-merchant manufacturer

Fisher, T. Leeds, factor Brown, J. and C. Belson, High Wycombe, Bucks, Foster, T. Maidenhead, Berkshire, draper drapers

Francis, A. High Holborn, linen-draper Broughton, F. W. Bedford-row, London, money. French, R. Cromer-street, Gray's-inn-lane-road, scrivener

baker Brown, H. H. Winchester-house, Old Broad- Fryar, H. Sunderland, near the sea, Durham, street, merchant

coal-fitter Buckley, B. R. and J. Manchester, cotton-spinners Gelson, T. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, victualler Burwash, T. Bishopsgate-street-without, pawn Gleadhill, J. Oldham, cotton-spinner broker

Goodwin, J. Bristol, coal-merchant Burton, J. and M. Charlesworth, Derbyshire,

Goodeve, J. senior, Devonport, Devon, grocer cotton-spinners

Graham, W. Angel-court, Throgmorton-street, Burdwood, J. and W. H. Coltman, Devonport, upholsterer linen-drapers

Grenup, W. senior, Eccleston, Lancashire, coal. Caffall, T. Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, meal proprietor man

Greenwood, R. Dewsbury, Yorkshire, and J. HaCare, J. Ledbury, Herefordshire, grazier

merton, Wakefield, linen-drapers Call, G. J. Bognor, Sussex, banker

Gresham, G. Kingston-uponHull, cloth-merchant Calvert, M. and G. Milner, Knaresborough, flax Hall. Tvrel, and W.P. Hallows. Basinghall-street, spinners

Blackwell-hall, factors Camp, G, Cheapside, warehouseman

Hamer, H. Liverpool, wine-merchant Capp, R. T. St. Dunstan's-hill, London, ship Hankinson, C. Hale, Cheshire, tanner broker

Harper, T. and E. Ystradgunlais, Brecon, dealers Carrington, J. Ludgate-street, linen-draper

Harrison, J. Woodchester, Gloucestershire, cloCarroll, o. Bristol, provision-merchant

thier Carr, R. Preston, Lancashire, corn-dealer

Harries, J. Narberth, Pembrokeshire, draper Caslon, W. Rugely, Staffordshire, chemical-ma Haskins, S. Bristol, grocer and builder nufacturer

Haworth, J. Manchester, glue and varnish.manuChapman, C. G. Torquay, Devonshire, linen-dra facturer per

Hendricks, H. Throgmorton-street, merchant Clarke, w. Y. Whistone, Worcestershire, glove Henderson, W. Warwick-row, Blackfriars, oilman manufacturer

Henry, A. Haydon-square, Minories, merchant Cleverley, C. and J. Hutcheson, Chiswell-street, Hewsod, J. and J. Stewart, Manchester, silk-malinen-drapers

nufacturers Close, J. senior, T. Close and S. Reinhold, Man Hickson, C. Addle-street, Wood-street, woollenchester, merchants

draper Coleman, T.J. Morris, J. B. Morris, and T. Mor Hill, W. Worcester, bootmaker ris, Leoininster, bankers

Holl, T. Manchester, grocer

Holyer, W. G. Woodchurch, Kent, butcher Roach, J. Fordingbridge, Southampton, linenHooper, J. Leigh, Worcestershire, carpenter

draper Horder, T. W. New Bridge-street, Blackfriars, Robinson, P. Littledean, Gloucestershire, maltster dealer in lace

Rogers, H. King street, West-Smithfield, twineHunt, J. Oxford, chemist

manufacturer Hutchins, N. B. St. James's-street, china and glass Roy, F. Von, Kingston-upon-Hull, merchant warehouseman

Samuda, B. Stockwell, Surrey, coal-merchant Ingham, J. Bradford, Yorkshire, silk-mercer Sanderson, J. and J. Walker, Lancaster, merchants Jackson, J. Derby, lace-manufacturer

Santer, J. Benenden, Kent, miller Jackson, T. and R. Shaw, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, Schofield, J. Barnsley, Yorkshire, linen-clothcorn-merchants

manufacturer Jackson, W. Deighton, Yorkshire, woollen-cord Schwieger, G. E., F. and J. Buchanan, of Modicutter

ford-court, Fenchurch-street, merchants Jackson, M. Cheltenham, dealer

Scowcroft, W. Haverford-west, shopkeeper Jenkins, T. Castle-street, Finsbury, timber-mer. Shaw, S. junior, Manchester, small-ware-manuchant

facturer Johnson, S. Watling-street, London, painter and Shaw, S. senior, Manchester, merchant glazier

Shaw, S. junior, and T. Bateman, Manchester, Jones, J. Liverpool, hatter

small-ware manufacturers Jones, W. New Bond-street, linen-draper

Shotter, J.S. Shoreditch, cheesemonger Kay, R. Bury, Lancashire, cotton-spinner

Silvey, R., and G. Sanderson of Norwich, bombaKainp, C. Stoke-Newington, builder

zine-manufacturers Kent, J. K. Chelmsford, Essex, surveyor

Smith, T. Whiston, Eaves, and J. Locker, HanKing, W. and E. Lower Thames-street, cheese ley, Staffordshire, bankers mnonger

Smith, R. Eashing, Surrey, paper-maker King, c. Lewisham, Kent, miller

Smith, R. St. Mary-at-Hill, tallow-broker Kinnear, J. City, merchant

Stafford, J. Bingham, Nottingham, machine. Land, T. Leeds, flax-spinner

maker Lankester, R. Cheapside, warehouseman

Starling, S. Poole, hatter Large, J. Cheltenham, builder

Stein, R. and A. H. Sim, Tower-Brewer, Tower Lees, G. Hebden-bridge, Yorkshire, cotton-manu

hill, brewers facturer

Stephens, A. G. Wandsworth, baker Leeming, R. and T. Tatlock, T. Great Winches Stonard, J. Millbrook, Southampton, florist. ter-street, silk-brokers

Stockham, W. Bristol, baker Lee, J. Leeds, brewer

Stock, J. Bristol, coal-merchant Leigh, J. Pinner's-hall-court, London, merchant Taylor, C. Fleet-street, bookseller Lewis, W. Finch-lane, Cornhill, printer

Taylor, J. N. Cateaton-street, dealer Little, J. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, linen-draper Taylor, T. Marple Bridge, Derbyshire, victualler Lowe, W. Aylsham, Norfolk, builder

Taylor, J. Nottingham, boot-inaker M'Beath, A. Ryder's-court, Leicester-square, Thomas, J. Huddersfield, grocer jeweller

Treble, J. Pembroke, wine-merchant M•Dowall, J. Regent-street, Piccadilly, boot Triquet, E. G. Birchin-lane, printer maker

Trollop, H. Whitechapel, sugar-refiner Macfarlan, J. George-street, Hanover-square, Trout, T. Kingsland-road, Middlesex, Roman dress-maker

cement-manufacturer Manton, J. Hanover-square, gun-maker

Turner, M. T. London Wall, merchant
Man, J. Overbury, Worcestershire, silk-throwster Tyas, J. Huddersfield, grocer
Marsden, W.Salford, Manchester, machine-maker Underdown, J. Ramsgate, Kent, blacksmith
Marshall, J. Brightelmstone, Sussex, builder Wodsworth, J. Macclesfield, silk-manufacturer
Maskall, R. S. Basinghall-street, builder and plas. Wakeford, J., W. and R. Andover, Southainpton,

Mearinain, J. B. Newport, Isle of White, mercer Walker, 1. Hounslow-Barracks, dealer
Miller, John, Liverpool, cotton and canvas-agent Walters, J. Holme, Herefordshire, drover
Miller, T. Liverpool, provision-dealer

Wallington, J. New-road, St. Pancras, dealer Mills, T. and C. Spencer-street, Northampton Watts, Wood-street, warehouseman square, carpenters

Waugh, T. c. Turnwheel-lane, Cannon-street, Mills, G. A. Everett-street, grocer

London, merchant Mills, T. Spencer-street, Northampton, carpenter Webb, J. and E. Beckinsale, Copthall-buildings, Minett, W. London-road, brewer

merchants Moody, J. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, cheesefactor Webster, G. Liverpool, merchant Morice, R. Great Trinity-lane, baker

Weston, R. Fore-street, Cripplegate, warehouseMorgan, J. Norwich, linen-draper

man and draper Mowatt, T. Thornbury, Gloucestershire, grocer Wetherell, J. Litchfield-street, St. Anne, WestMurphy, P. Youghal, Ireland, corn-merchant

minster, bricklayer Nantan, J. St. John, Bedwardine, Worcestershire, Wheatley, J. Moorcroft, Staffordshire, dealer maltster

Whitehead, J. Denshaw, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, Neal, T. E. and T. junior, Basinghall-street, cloth woollen-manufacturer factors

White, E. Birmingham, grocer Neestrip, T. Cateaton-street, Cheapside, ware Whitworth, F. M. Derby, milliner houseman

Wilks, J. and J. Wilks, junior, Sowerby, York. Nelson, W. Manchester, timber-merchant

shire, flax-spinners Owen, R. Warrington, Lancashire, corn-dealer

Williams, T. W. Northwich, Cheshire, banker Page, J. Chatham, grocer

Wilde, J. Hustead's-mills, Yorkshire, woollenPareira, R. Hatton-wall, Hatton-garden, cabinet cloth-manufacturer maker

Williams, W. H. Bernard-street, Russell-square, Pearse, W. H. Basinghall-street, London, cloth. Wilson, J. Thorney-street, Bloomsbury, coachfactor

manufacturer Pearson, W., W. H. and J. London, ironmongers Wilson, J. Cock-brook-mill, Ashton-under-Lyne, Penswick, R. Ashton-within, Mackerfield; and Lancashire

W. Bone, Winstanley, Lancashire, cotton Winser, E. Tenterden, Kent, grocer manufacturers

Wood, J. Manchester, general-dealer Pittis, F, Newport, Isle of Wight, auctioneer Wood, J. Nelson-square, Blackfriar's-road, jeweller Phillips, G. Portsmouth, merchant

Wood, T. George-street, Mansion-house, clothPike, J., W. Horwill, and T. Pike, Lombard factor street, bankers

Wood, T. Horncastle, Lincolnshire, tailor and Pool, J. Brent Eleigh, Suffolk, brewer

draper Prat, J. R. Wellclose-square, miller

Wood, W. Botolph-lane, fruit-broker Prin, W. Spangle-place, Kent-road, carpenter Wood, D. H. Dean-street, London, coach-maker Radcliffe, W., J. and S. Stockport, Cheshire, cot. Woodfall, J. junior, Liverpool, grocer ton-manufacturers

Woodcock, W. Hyde, Cheshire, shopkeeper Hatcliffe, S. Mellor, Derbyshire, cotton-spinner Wrigley, J. and Newlin, W. Brick-lane, SpitalRigby, J. Charing-cross, clock and watch-maker fields, London, brewers



April 1826 ; extracted from the Edinburgh Gazette.

Park, Thomas, grain-dealer and victualler in

Glasgow Aitken, George, writer and corn-merchant, Cupar

Park, James, merchant in Glasgow

Andrew, James, junior, and Co. carpet-manufac-

Paterson, Robert, merchant in Stirling

Proudfoot, Euphernia, glover in Glasgow turers in Kilmarnock Angus, John, lately flesher in Edinburgh

Peddie and Thomson, bleachers, starchers, and

merchants in Glasgow Black, James, merchant in New Cumnock

Reid and Johns, callenderers in Glasgow
Brodie, M.D. and Co. brass-founders in Glasgow
Buchanan, James, junior, merchant in Glasgow

Ramage, John, hatter and cloth-merchant in Buchanan and Liddell, dyers and merchants in


Robertson, Archibald, distiller and dealer in spi.

rits at Denny Buchanan, Alexander and Son, brewers at St. Ninians

Robertson, Duncan, merchant in Dunfermline Charters, William, merchant in Glasgow

Rollo, Sylvester, and Co. late merchants in GlasCormack and Clyne, builders, Stockbridge, near Edinburgh

Russell, James, and Company, merchants in GlasCowan, William, distiller at Chartershall, Stirling. shire

Shireff, Robert, junior, merchant in Edinburgh Dennistoun, Richard, merchant in Glasgow

Skeen, Lawrence, ship-owner in Leith Duke-Street Twist-Company, in Glasgow

Smith, John, and Co. power-loom cloth manufae.

turers, Tradestoun of Glasgow Elder, Adam, carver and gilder in Edinburgh Ewing, William, and Co. merchants and cotton

Stewart, William, cattle-dealer, Greenhill, parish

of Cambuslang, Lanarkshire yam-agents, in Glasgow Findlay, James and Alexander, spirit-dealers in

Steven, Thomas, general-merchant and commisGlasgow

- sion-agent in Edinburgh Findlay, Duff, and Co, merchants in Glasgow

Stevenson, Robert, wine and spirit-merchant in Finlay, Thomas, builder in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fraser and Mitchell, builders in Edinburgh

Steven, David, ironmonger in Aberdeen Fraser and M.Lennan merchants in Inverness

Thomson, James and John, lately corn-merchants Franklin and Co. clothiers and merchants in Edin

in Dundee and Perth burgh

Torry, Archibald, merchant in Edinburgh Glass, Thomas, carter and builder in Glasgow

Wilson, James and George, spirit-dealers, High

Street, Edinburgh
Gibson, George, and Co. merchants in Leith
Gibson, James, of Hillhead, merchant in Glasgow

Wilson, William, horse-dealer and merchant, Gillespie, George, builder in Edinburgh

Quarryton, Glasgow Gray, William, junior, and Co. grocers and spirit

Wright, James, merchant at Kepp, Stirlingshire

Yuil. Gavin, baker, and grain-dealer in Hamilton dealers in Kirkintilloch Hart, Henry, plumber and glazier, Leith Walk,

Hart, James, manufacturer in Paisley

Barber, Henry, brewer, and wine and spirit-merHeriot, William, builder in Edinburgh

chant in Castle Douglas; by Sinclair and GilHoustoun, Robert, and Co. agents and ship-bro

lespie, writers there kers in Glasgow

Ferguson, Alexander, junior, sheep and cattleJardine, William, merchant-tailor in Glasgow

dealer at Corriden; by W. Wedderspoon, wriKerr, Charles, and Co. manufacturers in Glasgow ter in Perth Kilgour and Paterson, paper-makers at Balerno, Gibson, Thomas, mason and builder in Perth; near Currie, and at Loch Mill, Linlithgow

by Robert Greig, merchant there M'Eachern, John, merchant in Campbeltoun Hosie, Andrew, merchant in Glasgow; by W. Mackie, Archibald, coalmaster, spirit-dealer, and Scott Moncrieft, accountant in Edinburgh merchant in Glasgow

Hunters, Rainey and Morton, merchants in GlasM Lellan, James, manufacturer in Paisley

gow; by Dugald Bannatyne, merchant there Morrison, Colin, spirit-dealer in Edinburgh, lately M'Guffie, Archibald, sometime merchant in distiller at Ratho

Greenock; by M Nair and Linton, writers Niven, Robert Balfour, merchant, and soap-ma there ker in Glasgow

Stevenson, John, and Co. dyers, printers, and Paxton, Henry and Joseph, wholesale-glovers merchants in Glasgow; by James Grieve, and lacemen, Edinburgh

writer there


absence of Dr Adam Fergusson, he was prevailed John Bruce, Esq. of Grangehill and Falkland, on, at very short notice, to teach his class of modied at his seat of Nuthill, in the county of Fife, ral philosophy, and, during the greatest part of on Sunday the 16th of April, in the 820 year of that winter, besides revising and often recasting his very active life. He was the heir-male and his own lectures, he actually composed in the undoubted representative of the ancient family evening the lecture which he was to deliver in of Bruce of Earlshall, one of the oldest cadets of the class next forenoon. Soon after this, he rethe illustrious house of Bruce; but he did not signed his chair in the University, having, through sicceed to the estate of his ancestors, which was the interest of the late Lord Melville, to whose transferred by marriage into another family. He family he was distantly related, received a grant inherited, from his father, only the small proper of the reversion, along with the late Sir James ty of Grangehill, near Kinghorn, the remains of Hunter Blair, of the patent of King's Printer and a largar estate, which his family acquired by mar Stationer for Scotland, an office, however, which riage with a grand-daughter of the renowned did not open to them for fifteen or sixteen years. Kirkcaldy of Grange.

Lord Melville was well aware of Mr Bruce's Mr Bruce received a liberal education at the abilities, and duly appreciated them, and, in orUniversity of Edinburgh, where he was early dis- der to give the public the advantage of them, he tinguished for his abilities and extensive erudi- procured for him the offices of keeper of the tion: the consequence of which was, that, at an State-Paper Office and Historiographer to the early age, he was appointed Professor of Logic in East-India Company. Mr Bruce was also for a that University. He rescued that science from short time Secretary to the Board of Control, and the trammels of the Aristotelian School, and the sat in Parliament for some years. In these vasyllogistic forms of arguing and teaching, and his rious offices he was not idle. The place of Keeper féctures, particularly on pneumatology, were of the State-Paper Office had been made by his much celebrated. At the same time, during the prcclccessors very much of a sinecure, the conse

but, by ngements order, so the Gothen. valuable

quence of which was, that the valuable papers THE LAST MOMENTS OF DAVID, THE therein deposited were in the greatest confusion;

PAIN TER. but, by his indefatigable exertions, and methodical arrangements, the whole were soon brought David died at Brussels, on the 29th of Deceminto the greatest order, so as to be available to the ber 1825, at a quarter before ten o'clock in the different departments of the Government, whose morning. On the 19th, he went to the thcatre chiefs had occasion to refer to them.

to see Tartuffe, and remained during the whole Mr Bruce was the author of several valuable performance. This imprudence was fatal. From works, some of which, though printed by Govern that moment disorder triumphed. He was almost ment, were not published for sale, and therefore always delirious; but whether in possession or are not so extensively known as they deserve; not of his faculties, his conversation, his gestures, and it is believed that he has left in manuscript, his motions, all related to the arts. One of his at the State-Paper Office, several memoirs in re pupils, an eminent painter, called to see him two lation to that department. His printed works days before his death. David gave him some adare, Elements of Ethics, being the Heads of his vice respecting a picture he was about. The Lectures on Moral Philosophy: Plans for the Go energy with which he made his observations vernment of British India; Report on the Re fatigued him, and his voice became so feeble, newal of the East-India Company's exclusive Pri that he found it impossible to speak any longer; vileges, 1794; Report on the Internal Defence of but he continued to express, by the position of England against the Spanish Armada in 1588, his body and by the movement of his hands, his with a view to the Defence of Britain in 1796, on opinion with regard to one of the figures in the which Mr Pitt grounded his measures of the Pro picture. On the day after, a proof was brought visional Cavalry and Army of Reserve; Report to him of the engraving after his Leonidas, by on the Union between England and Scotland, M. Langier. This roused him from a kind of with a view to the projected Union with Ireland; lethargy into which he had sunk. « It is well." Annals of the East India Company.

he remarked ; “ bring it nearer to me, for my Mr Bruce, when a young man attending the sight is already so weak!" After having examined University of Edinburgh, kus one of six distin it, he ordered it to be pinned against a wall opguished individuals, who, in 1764, founded the posite to him, and his arm-chair to be wheeled Speculative Society, of whom he was the last sur towards it. Then, rallying the little strength vivor.

which he retained, he pointed out, with the end During the latter years of his life, he spent se of his stick, the parts which he thought deserving veral months at his seat of Nuthill; on which of remark. Gradually he became animated; his estate, and his extensive purchases of Falkland criticisms were very important, and full of taste; and Myres, he was carrying on improvements on he resorted to the lively and picturesque expresa most extended and liberal scale, giving employ sions of all men of genius, who speak of an art ment to great numbers of tradesmen and labour in which they excel; and even asked for a crayon, ers of all descriptions. He also laid out a large in order to touch several figures which he thought sum in repairing what remains of the Palace of the graver had not sufficiently kept down. His Falkland, so as to preserve, for centuries to come, friends and his children entreated him to tire that relick of royalty in Scotland. In short, he himself no more on the subject, but to take some entered on the profession of a country gentleman rest. He yielded to their wishes, and from that with the same ardour and ability which he dis moment he never spoke. His funeral was cle. played in the various other situations which he brated with great pomp, and was attended by a filled ; and his death will be deeply lamented by crowd of the most eminent men in Brussels, and those friends who enjoyed his society, and had by deputations from Ghent, Bruges, and other opportunities of appreciating his highly-cultiva. towns.-David's pencils and palette were laid on ted understanding, as well as by the inhabitants the coffin, as well as his costume as a member of on his estate, to whose wants and comforts he so the Institute, and his cross of the Legion of Homaterially contributed.



isholm, ofAt MaRTHS.

1825. Nov. 1. At Madras, the Lady of Capt. J. Chisholm, of the artillery, Hon. East-India Com. pany's service, a son. * 1826. Jan. At Spanish Town, Jamaica, the widow of Alex. Deans, Esq. Master in Chancery there, & son.

2. At Macknie, the Lady of Dr Innes, Four Paths, Clarendon, Jamaica, a son.

March. At Malta, the Lady of William Filder, Esg. Deputy Commissary-General, a daughter.

18. At Netherton House, the Countess of Stirling, a son.

20. At Shelburn Bank, the Lady of Lieut. For rest, R. N. a daughter.

- At Knoxland, Dumbarton, Mrs Jaffray, a son.

21. At Wartnaby House, Melton Moubray, the Honourable Mrs Davidson, of Tulloch, a daughter.

92. At Cupar Fife, Mrs John Shaw, a daughter.

29. In Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, the Lady of Sir John Gordon, of Earlston, Bart, a son.

50. At 5, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, the Honourable Lady Fergusson, a son.

- At Friar Bank, Jedburgh, the Lady of James Grant, M.D. a son.

- At Portobello, the Lady of Donald Charles Cameron, Esq. a son.

- At Belmount Place, Kelso, Mrs Jerdan, a son.

April 1. In York-Street, Portman Square, London, the Lady of Dr Clarke, Physician to the Forces, a daughter.

2. At 6, Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh. the Lady of Captain J. H. Tait, R. N. a daughter.

- At Kemnay House, Mrs Burnett, a son
- At Inverugie, near Elgin, Mrs Stuart, a son.

3. At Jedburgh, Mrs Ninian Douglas, a daughter.

- At No. 62, Great King-Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Graham, a daughter.

5. At Westham, the Lady of James Webster, Esq. of Balmure, Forfarshire, a son.

- At Bankend, Carlaverock, Mrs Nicholson, a son. - At Balgownie, Mrs Forbes, a daughter.

At Dee Street, Aberdeen, the Lady of Captain John Shepherd, of the H. C. S. a son.

7. Mrs Johnston, 2, Minto-Street, Newington, Edinburgh, a daughter.

8. At Kentish Town, ncar London, Mrs James Block, a daughter.

- in London, the Lady of Lieutenant-Colonel Plenderleath, a son.

- In Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, the Lady of Captain Cunningham Dalyel, R. N. a son.

- Mrs Christie, Rosemount, a daughter.

10. At Logie, (the seat of John Kinloch, Es of Kilrie) the Lady of the Hon. Donald Ogilvy of Clova, a son.

12. Mrs Haldane, 16, George-street, Edinburgh, a daughter.

13. At Dublin, the Lady of Robert Magee, Esq. a daughter.

16. At Brighton, the Lady of John Gibson Lockhart, Esq. a son.

17. At Farme, the Lady of James Farie, jan. Esg. a daughter.

- At Foulden Manse, Mrs Alex, Christisos, a son.

18. At Kelso, Mrs George Main, a daughter.

19. At St. Anthony's Placc, Leith, Mrs William Wyld, a daughter.

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