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rica, or on islands adjacent to that continent coasts as are situated to the south of those of which the subjects of his Britannic Ma- parts of the same coasts, and of the islands jesty were difpoflefled, about the month of adjacent, which are already occupied by April 1789, by a Spanish officer, shall be re- Spain : Provided that the said respective Itored to the faid Britannic subjects. fubje&s thail retain the liberty of landing on

II. And further, That a just reparation the coasts and illands fo fituated, for the purhall be made, according to the nature of poles of their tifhery, and of erecting there. the case, for all acts of violence or hostility, on huts, and other temporary buildings, serve which may have been committed, fub!equent ing only for those purposes. to the month of April 1789, hy the subjects VII. In all cases of complaint or infrac. of either of the contracting parties against tion of the articles of the present convention, the subjects of the other; and that, in case the officers of cither party, without permitany of the faid respective subjects fhall, since ting themselves previuusly to commit any the same period, have been forcibly difpof- violence or act of force, thall be bound to feffed, of their lands, buildings, vefiels, nier- make an exact report of the affair, and of chandile, or other property whatever, on the its circumstances, to their respective Courts, faid continent, or on the seas or illands ad- who will terminate such diferences in an jacent, they shall be re-established in the amicable manner. poffellion thereof, or a just compensation VIII. The present convention fall be ra. ihall be made to them for the losses which tified and confirmed in the space of fix they shall have fustained.

wecks, to be computed from the day of its II. And, in order to itrengthen the bonds fignature, or sooner, if it can be done. of friendship, and to prefcrve in future a In witness whereof, we the undersioned perfect harınony and good understanding Plenipotentiaries of their Britannic and Cabetween the two contrading parties, it is tholic Majetties, have, in their names, and agreed, That their respective subjects thall in virtue of our respective full powers, fignnot be disturbed or molested, either in navi- ed the present convention, and fet thereto gating or carrying on their fitherics in the the feal" of our arms. Pacific Occan, or in the South-seas, or in Dane at the Palace of St Laurence, the landing on the coalls of those seas, in places twenty-eighth of October, one thounot already occupied for the purpose of car. sand seven hundred and ninety. sying on their commerce with the natives

ALLEYNE FITZHERBERT. of the country, or of making lettlements

(L. S.) there; the whole subje, neverthelets, to EL CONDE DE FLORIDA BLANCA, the restrictions and provisions fpecified in

(L. S.) the three following articles. IV. His Britannic Majesty engages to

SCOTLAND. take the most effectual measures to prevent the navigation and fishery of his subjects in

EDINBURGH, Nov. 9. the Pacific Ocear, or in the South-Seas, from being made a pretext for illicit trade SYNOD OF LOTHIAN AND TWEEDDALE. with the Spanish settlements; and, with this view, it is moreover expressly ftipulated, Tuesday, the Synod met here, when the that British subjects shall not navigate, or Rev. Mr Finlayson, their late Modera:or, carry on their fishery in the said seas, with and one of the minifters of this city, preachin the space of ten fea leagues from any part ed an excellent fermon, from I Cor. i. 23. of the coasts already occupied by Spain. " But we preach Chrif crucified, unto the

V. It is agreed, That as well in the places Jews a funibiing block, and to the Greeks which are to be restored to the British fub- foolihnets." Thereafier they chose Mr jecis, by virtue of the Ift article, as in all Ebenezer Marmall, mini'ter at Cockpen, to other parts of the corth-western coaits of be their Moderator, but he beng antent, North America, or of che iDands adjacent, Ms Charles Finoites, minister at Nenianus, lituated to the north of the parts of the said took the chair. No buncis of a seblic nacoast already occupied by Spain, wherever ture came before them. The only thing the subjects of either of the two powers worth noticing, and which drew forth a shall have made settlements since the month few obscrvations from tome otci. Mem'ers, of April 1789, or shall hereafter make any, was a practice which prevails in teme fynonis, the subjects of the other shall have free ac- of putting certain interrogatories to the difo cels, and thall carry on their trade, without ferent prefbyieties, usually termi! prijate any disturbance or molestation.

cenfures. Iwo uific. vt presbyturies were VI. It is further agreed, with respect to called to the ba:, an. Ihm anvers to ne the eastern and western coasts of South A- several interracores vehickt merica, and to the islands adjacent, That no put on such occal.uns. lite which the Settlement shall be formed hereafter, by the Presbytery of Econburgh wite m'led vi, of refpective subjects, in such parts of those which there were present, Dr Hardy, 11

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Preferments, Marriages, Births, and Deaths. Wm. Moodie, and Mr Wm. Cameron. Dr five ele&ors to this benefice, all very repede Harily stated, that private cenfurts, though able gentlemen. The Lord Provoit of Epradiíed by some Syncds, did not universal- dinburgh, as one of the delegates from the ly obtain, and that in the Synod of Fyfe, Merchant Company of Leith, was chosen where he was for some time a Member, no preses of the meeting which was held on such practice prevailed ; and further, he Tuesday, and the election determined on knew of no Act of Allembly to that effect, with the utmost harmony. and, therefore, did not think himself wrong in refusing to comply where there was no

Preferments. law that called him to obey.

The Right Hon. Henry Baron Digby, Mr Jobn Muir, minister of Faikirk, ob- created Viscount Coleshill in the County of served that although he could not at present Warwick, and Earl of Digby in the county point out the statutory law, yet that it was of Lincoln. confuitudinary did not admit of a doubt, The Right Hon. Algernon Percy Lord and he could not see the propriety of Lovaine created Earl of Beverly in the counany individual Presbytery refufing to con- ty of York. form to that which had been so long the The Right Hon. William Hall Gage, practice of the Synod. He would, therefore, Viscount Gage of the kingdom of Ircand, infist for a vote of the Synod, if they ftill created Baron Gage of Highnit adow in the Jefuse to comply, that the Moderator be de- county of Gloucester, with remainder to his fired to call the Presbytery of Edinburgh to nephew Henry Gage. the bar, and put the usual interrogatories to John Boydell, Esq; Lord Mayor of Lone them.

don for the year ensuing. Dr Hardy replied, that although private Dr Andrew Coventry to be Profeffor of cenfures may be fanctioned by practice, yet Agriculture in the University of Edinburgk. it is possible, that that practice may be a

Marriages. bad one, and he found it incumbent on him 08. Mr /Eneas Moriton writer in Edinto state his opinion on it; nevertheless, as burgh to Kliss Janet Morison of Greenock. he would pay all obedience to the commands Nov. Thomas Purvis, Efq; cf Beulingico, of the Synod, if the Moderator desired him, to Miss Mary Mitchelson, youngest daugkhe certainly would repair to the bar imme- ter of the late Mr Samuel Mitchelion curs diately.

to the signet, Being desired to do so, the gentlemen John Leith, Esq; merchant in Glasgow, to present of the Preshytery of Edinburgh ap- Miss Elisabeth Ironlide of Durham. peared at the bar, when the Moderator put Mr Alexander Kinnear Ba:iker in Edinthe usual interrogatories, to many of which burgh, to Miss Jamieson, daughter of Mr Rothey, with much candour, replied in the ne- bert Ja mielon writer to the Signet. gativa.

Mr Robert Struthers lyrcwer, to Miss Thereafter Mr Muir moved, to the fol. Euphemia Strang, of Glasgow. lowing effect : “ That the Presbytery of William Cunningham Esq; to Miss MaEdinburgh be praised for their candid an- riane Campbell, daughter of Sir Janies Campswers, but that they be adınonished to be

bell of Killyrydc. more attentive in future.” Another Miem- John Oliphant, Líq; of Bahamas, to Miss her moved, That the state of the vote ha, Jelcy Oliphant of Jamaica.

Birtos, Approve or dmonis? The votes being calle od, it carried Adinonis. Upon which Nir 07. Mrs Farquharson of Reynie, of a Hardy, in name of the Prefbytery, proteht daughter. ed, and appealed to the General Aleinbly. Nov. Mrs Forbes of Blackford, of a son,

Lady Sorbes of Craigievar, of a daughter. PRESBYTERY OF EDINBURC!!,

Mis Gordon of Hallicad, of a fon.

Mrs Fotheringham Ogilvie, of Powrie, of By authority of the Synod of Lothian and a daughter. Tweeddale, a pro tempore meeting of the Mrs Henry, widow of James Henry, Esq; Presbytery was held on same evening. of Bernadcan, of a son. A presentation to Mr Thomas Macknight, Mrs Graham of Morphie of a daughter, licenciate in this Prcfbytery, to be miniiter

Deuihs. in the second charge of South-Leith, was [In the list of Deaths for September last, laid before them and sustained, and Thuria Mrs Rors of Innerhaliy was trroncoufy said liay the 25th instant was appointed for the to be the Lady of Lord Anker ville.] moderation of a call; the Rev. Mr Mioodie 08. Mrs Elisabeth Kerr, widow of Mr of St Andrew's Church to preach ani pre- Renwick of Paisley. side. It is a happy circumftance for the mi- The Rev. Mr James Thomson, minifter nister and people when calls are to unani- of Dunfermline, in the 92d year of his age. mous as iu this infance, where there was Mr John Adam late merchant in Jamaica, Dot one difienting voice. There are thirty Dr Willian White of York.

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LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR DECEMBER 1790.

With a View of STOCKBRIDGE and ST BERNARD'S.,

CONTENTS:

Page

410

Page
Register of the Wea-her for Dec. 386 Vegetables,

400
Anecdotes of the private life and Character of Sir Francis Buller,

character of Leibnitz. 367 one of the Judges of the Court
Explanation of certain natural Phe- of King's Bench,

402

nomena,

371

Of Sir Jobn Scott, his

Anecdote of Henry 4th, 372 Majelty's Solicitor General, 404

Account of M. de Lilleps' Voy-

Of Mr Anstrutber,

408

ages,

373 On the variety of disposition in

Address of the Parisi.in Jews Childr n'; by Mrs Macauly

to the National Affembly, 379

Graham,

Mr Burke's Remarks on the Beha- Account of the Publication of
viour of the populace to the Robinson Crusoe,

413

King and Queen the 6th Octo- Letter from Rouleau to Voltaire, 415

ber 1789,

381 Difeafes peculiar to West Indian

Mr Burke's Observations on the Negroes ; by Dr Rush,

417
Religious Ettablishinent of Eng-

Wolkmar,

land,

385 0..Gothic Superftition,

Letter Il.sfrom Brutus to the Right Review of Beckford's Account of

Hon. E. B-

389 Jamaica,

Curtory Observations by Dr For.

- Hamilton's Transactions of

tin,

394

the Reigu of Queen Ann, 425

Letter from Gorgon, a Painter of

-Malone's Srakespeare.

the deformed and terrible, to a

The Chevalier Bayard and Ma-

Tragic Poet by Mr Cuniberland, 397 dame de Rundan; a Tale of

Picture of an ill natured Man, 399

the Fifteenth Century,

429

Effeets of the Cold of the Win. Poetry,

434

ter 1788-89. on Aninials and Monthly Register,

VOL. XII. No. 72.

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