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BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.

BIRTHS. May 21. At Malta, Mrs Cusine, 95th regiment, of a daughter.

July 28. At Concordia, Tobago, the lady of Dr Kenney, of a daughter. : Aug, 3. At Florence, the lady of John Craufurd, Esq. of Auchenames, of a son.

Sept. 1. At Braigar House, Kent, the lady of J. D. Boswall, Esq. of Wardie, captain in the royal navy, of a son and heir.

2. At Edinburgh, the lady of Stair Stewart, Esq. of Physgill and Glasserton, of a son and heir.

3. At Coxley, near Wells. Somerset, Mrs Alex. ander Fraser, of Thavies Inn, London, of a daughter.

5. At Edinburgh, Mrs Clarke, 51, George Square, of a daughter.

- At Dun, the Lady Anne Brird, of a daughter.

6. At Dumbarnle House, Mrs Craigie, of Dumbarnie, of a son.

9. At the Dowager Viscountess Duncan's, the Hon. Mrs Dundas, of a son.

- At Portobello, Mrs Glen, Brighton Place, of a daughter.

- At Westquarter, the lady of Thomas Learmonth, Esq. of Laurence Park, of a daughter.

11. Mrs John Brougham, of a daughter.

- At Stobo Castle, the lady of Sir James Montgomery of Stanhope, Bart. of a son.

12. At 16, Albany Street, Mrs Begbie, of a son.

12. At Bellevue Crescent, Mrs Rattray, of a son.

- At Minto, the Countess of Minto, of a daughter.

- At Dundee, the lady of Dr John Maxwell, of a son.

- At 49, Albany Street, Mrs John Gardiner Kinnear, of a daughter.

13. Mrs Miller, Frederick Street, of a son.

- At Crescent, Perth, Mrs George Seton, of a daughter.

- At Edinburgh, the lady of Major Menzies, 12d Royal Highlanders, of a son.

14. Mrs Scott, Albany Street, of a daughter. - At Kirkaldy, Mrs J. L. Cooper. of a son.

15. At Ruchil, near Glasgow, the lady of Major Stephenson, 6th Dragoon Guards, of a son.

- At his Lordship's house, at Cowes, Isle of Wight, the lady of Lord Francis Levison Gower, M.P. of a son.

- In Pitt Street, Mrs Richardson, of a son.

18. At Ramornie, Mrs Heriot of Ramornie, of a daughter.

- At Stirling, Mrs J. Telford, of a daughter.
20. At Frankfield, Mrs Murray, of a son.
- At 16, Nicolson Street, Mrs Huie, of a son.
23. Mrs Patrick Robertson, of a daughter.

- At Llynon, county of Anglesey, the lady of H. W. Jones, Esq of a son.

- At Banchory, the lady of Lieutenant-Colonel Wood, of a son.

24. Mrs Bowie, 19, Albany Street, of a daughter.

25. At Edinburgh, the lady of Mr Sinclair, of Covent-Garden Theatre, of a son.

- At Rozelle, Mrs West Hamilton, of a daughter.

26. At Losset, Mrs Macneal of Ugadale, of a daughter.

Lately, At her residence at Tunbridge Wells, the Right Hon. Lady Cochrane, of a son.

MARRIAGES. Nov. 5, 1823. At Montreal, Roderick Matheson, Esq., paymaster late Glengary Light Infantry, to Miss Mary Fraser, daughter of Captain Robertson, of Inverness.

Aug. 18, 1824. At Parkhead, near Perth, Mr William Bruce, merchant, Edinburgh, to Agnes, daughter of William Morison, Esq.

25. At the Manse of Panbride, the Rev. Wil. liam Robertson, of Carmylie, to Dorothea, daughter of the Rev. David Traill, Panbride.

30. At the Manse of Crailing, Mr Robert Strachan, London, to Elizabeth, fourth daughter of the Rev. David Brown.

Sept. 2. At Bonnington, John Adair, Esq. Genoch, Wigtonshire, to Christina, eldest daughter of the late John Haig, Esq.

- At St James's Church, London, Lord Elliot, only son of the Earl of St Germain's, to the Right Hon. Lady Jemima Cornwallis, third daughter of the late Marquis Cornwallis. . - At Manse of Daviot, the Rev. Henry Simon, minister of Chapel of Garioch, to Mary, second daughter of the Rev. Robert Shepherd.

3. At Leith Walk, Mr James Murray, surgeon, Edinburgh, to Elizabeth Wilson, eldest daughter of Mr James Allison, vinegar maker.

5. At Kirkmichael, James Crawford, Esq. M.D. to Miss Ann Whitford, eldest daughter of David Kennedy, Esq. of Kirkmichael.

6. At Lymington-Lodge, Alexander Wardrop, Esq. of Madras, to Jessie, third daughter of the late Robert Burn, Esq. architect, Edinburgh.

7. At Cowie, Stirlingshire, Mr John Forrester, merchant, Glasgow, to Margaret, eldest daughter of the late James M.Nab, Esq. distiller.

1. At St Margaret's Church, Westminster, John Mitchell, Esq. M.P. to Eliza, eldest daughter of John Elliott, Esq. of Pimlico Lodge.

13. At Comely Bank, Mr Robert Kirkwood, engraver, to Bathia, youngest daughter of Robert Dunbar, Esq. Tax Office.

14. At Edinburgh, John Gibson, jun. Esq. W.S. to Charlotte Ellen, eldest daughter of John Gordon, Esq.of Salisbury Road.

15. At Leith, Mr John Niven, merchant, to Mrs Mary Spalding, widow of Dr Alexander Spalding, Port Maria, West Indies.

At Dalton, Dumfries-shire, John Hennay, Esq. W.S. to Miss Eliza S. Kennedy, only daughter of the late J. Kennedy, Esq.

-In London, Lord Ellenborough, to Jane Elizabeth Digby, only daughter of Rear-Admiral Digby and Viscountess Andover.

16. In Stafford Street, Major-General Hamilton, to Mary Augusta, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Bower, Esq. of Kincaldrum.

- At Bolton, Percy, in Yorkshire, George Baillie, jun, Esq. eldest son of George Baillie, Esq. of Jerriswoode, to Georgina, youngest daughter of Mr Archdeacon Markham.

21. At St Andrews, Mr John Buchan, writer, St Andrews, to Anne, daughter of Mr Alexander Thomson, merchant there.

27. At Montrose, the Rev. John Wood, A.M. to Annabella, second daughter of Captain Brydon, of that place.

28. Lord Henry Seymour Moore, to Mary, second daughter of Sir Henry Parnell, Bart. M.P. and niece to the Marquis of Bute and the Earl of Portarlington.

DEATHS.
March 21. Off the Cape Coast, of fever, Mr
Charles Hope Hunter, Midshipman, of his Ma-
jesty's ship Driver, second son of the late Rev.
William Hunter, minister of Middlebie.

May. At Buenos Ayres, Captain Peter Sherriff, of the Antelope, second son of the late Mr Thomas Sheriff, shipmaster, Dunbar.

June 11. In the Island of St Croix, Dr James Hill, of Dumfries.

21. At Jamaica, after a few days' illness, Alexander Cunningham, Esq. son of the late William Cunningham, of Caircurran, Esq.

July 27. At Demerara, Mrs Marsh, wife of Thomas Marsh, Esq. of that place.

Aug. 2. At Gowally, Perthshire, Agnes, second daughter, and, at Greenock, on the 30th August, Michael Boston, fourth son of the late Rev. Dr Alex. Simpson, Pittenweem.

6. At Pendreich, near Lasswade, aged 37 years, Mrs Margaret Melrose, wife of Mr James M Leish, merchant, Edinburgh; also, at No. 12 Montague Street, on the 12th August, Helen, their daughter, aged four months.

18 At Lochbuy House, Mrs Maclaine, sen.

21. Near Romo. Mrs Erskine, reket of John Elizabeth, only daughter of the Rev. Dr Wilson Erskine, Esq. eldest son of the late Mr Erskine of minister of Falkirk. Cardross.

16. At Auchtertool Manse, Mrs Moffat, Kir22. At Peebles. Mr Thomas Gentle, nursery kaldy. and seedsman.

-- In Baker Street, London, Lleut.-Genera - At Woodend, Jane, daughter of the late Andrew Anderson, of the Hon. East India Com William Corbett, Esq. Collector of Excise.

pany's service, on thcir establishment at Bombay 23. At Paris, Lady Margaret Arbuthnot Ogilvy, 17. At Mount Melville, Maria Louise, youngest aged three years and five months, youngest daugh daughter of John Whyte Melville, Esq. ter of the Earl and Countess of Airly.

At Grandholm Cottage, James Martin Lind24. At Busby, Mrs Macfarlane, relict of Mal say, eldest son of Lieut.-Colonel Lindsay, 78th colin Macfarlane, Esq.

Highlanders. - At Cadiz, Mrs Hamilton of Dalzell, Lanark

At Edinburgh, Mrs Ann Stevenson, relict of shire.

Mr Henry Watson, late merchant in Edinburgh. 27. At Ayr, John Aitken, Esq.

18. At Edinburgh, Mr John Finlayson, sen, 30. At 38, Dublin Street, Mr John Bell.

Buchanan's Court, Lawnmarket. - At Lanark, Mrs Vere Wilson, relict of Wil. - At Sand Bank, Argyllshire, Mary Anne, inliam Thomson, Esq. of Castle Yett.

fant daughter of Alexander Scott Broomfield, - At Brighton, in the 75th year of her age, the Esq. Hon. Mrs Frances Wall, daughter of the late Lord - At No. 1, Fettes Row, James, infant son of Fortrose, and sister of the late Earl of Seaforth. Captain Pearson, R. N.

- At the house of the Earl of Airly, in Paris, 20. At Aberdeen, Helen, only daughter of Alex. Mrs Clementina Graham, relict of Gavin Drum Lyall, Esq. Comptroller of the Customs there. mond, Esq. of Forth Street, Edinburgh.

22. At Leith, Jane, daughter of the late Mr 31. At Edinburgh, Mrs Susan Christie, wife of Henry Band, merchant there. Thomas Christie, Esq. eldest son of the late James 22. At 22 Forth Street, Margaret Anne, eldest Christie, Esq. of Durie, Fifeshire.

daughter of the late John Thomson, Esq. Sept. 1. At Tranent, Mrs Alexander Allan, in - At Grange House, Robert Forrester, Esq. the 1st year of her age.

treasurer of the Bank of Scotland.-In noticing -- At Tarbes, South of France, Bryan, third son the death of this estimable character, we speak of Captain Hodgson, Royal Navy.

the feelings of our fellow citizens, when we state 2. At Darsie, the Rev. Robert Macculloch, D.D. how severely his departure is lamented, and how in the 85th year of his age, and 53d of his minis. much his loss will be felt. For above half a try:

century, Mr Forrester filled different departments 3. At Northampton, Dr William Kerr, physi in the Bank of Scotland, and for many years cian there.

previous to his death, was the treasurer, or prin6. In Minto Street, Newington, Mrs Jean Ro cipal officer, of that establishment. The pub. bertson, widow of the Rev. James Robertson, late lic know the fidelity with which he discharged minister of Ratho.

the functions of that responsible situation, blend. - At Edinburgh, Isabella, eldest daughter of ing the firmness of official duty with the mildthe late Rev. Andrew Chatto, of Mainhouse. ness and kindness of a benevolent heart. Himself

7. At Musselburgh, Mr John Thom, late mer the son of a Scottish clergyman, he was the foundchant in Edinburgh.

er of the Society of the Sons of the Clergy, and - At Kincardine O'Neil, Patrick Henderson, displayed his usual zeal in originating and promoEsq. advocate in Aberdeen.

ting an institution, which has proved of incalcuAt Southfield by Auchtermuchty, Mr Wil lable advantage to the families of many. Through biam Couper, late upholsterer in Edinburgh.

life the faith and precepts of the Christian reli-- At Wall Bury, in Essex, Amelia, wife of Jo. gion never failed to animate him. He was for seph Grove, and eldest daughter of the late Lieut.. more than forty years an elder in the New GreyGeneral Goldie of Goldielea, Dumfries.

friars Church. Unassuming manners, joined to a 8. At Edinburgh, Mrs Elizabeth Helen Hunter, temper highly cheerful and social, rendered his wife of John Jeffrey, Esq. George Street.

company most engaging, and endeared him not 9. At Balarno, near Currie, Mr John Logan, only to his particular friends, but to society at paper-manufacturer.

large. -Lord Viscount Hampden. His Lordship had - At his house, Brunton Street, Crescent, enjoyed his title only a few days, and is succeeded London, Major John Cartwright. in the entailed estates by George, Earl of Buck - At Bath, Captain Brathwaite Christie, late inghamshire.

of the 5th Dragoon Guards, third son of the late 10. At Fauxblanc, near Lausanne, Switzerland, Admiral Christie of Baberton. the infant son of the Right Hon. Lord Sinclair, - At Gunton, Norfolk, Georgina, Lady Suf

- At Portobello, Mrs Margaret Pringle, widow field, wife of Edward, Lord Sutheld. of John Pringle, Esq. surgeon, Royal Navy.

25 At Glasgow, Mrs Mananne Hutton, relict of - At Edinburgh, Mr James Boyd, merchant. the Rev. Alex. Perrie, Glasgow. 11. At St John's, Ayrshire, Margaret Isabella,

26. At Chelsea, after a short illness, Henry Coopyoungest daughter of David Ramsay, Esq. writer er, Esq. barrister. to the Signet.

Lately, after a short illness, the Princess Kutu- Mr William Andrew, writer.

sow Smolenski, widow of Field Marshal Blucher. 12. AtColdstream, Mr James Bartie, youngest son - In Dublin, the Rev. Benjamin M.Dowal, of Captain A. D. M.Laren, Berwickshire Militia. D.D. senior minister of the Scots Church, Mary's

- At his seat, near Southampton, the Rev. Sir Abbey. Charles Rich, Bart. in his 73d year.

- Suddenly, at his house, Keir Street, Mr Ro13. At Blackheath, Stephen Robert, second som bert Paisley, session-clerk of St Cuthbert's parish, of Captain R. H. Barclay, Royal Navy.

- At Linstead Lodge, Kent, the Right Hon. - At 11?, Canongate, Henry Prager, Esq. John Roper, Lord Tcynham. - At Dalkeith, Mr Alex. Innes, watchmaker. - At North Shiclds, while sitting alone writing

11. At Ellinburgh, Mr Charles Il. Simson, son a letter, Mr W. Richardson, notary public, the of the late Mr Alex. Simson, Dundee.

elegant translator of the Odles of Anacreon, and 16, At the Manse, Falkirk, after a long illness, author of several works of genius.

of John Primburgh, Mirshire, ma

DEATH OF LORD CHARLES MAR47

Kutrzet on a letter from M o nghi, 34th July

11th Augue121:* It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce the death of Lord Charles Murray, youngest son of the Duke of Atholl. His lordship was attacked try the fevet of the country, on his journey from Napoli to Misalonghi, at the residence of Mr Georgio Ses uni, in Gastouni, where he expired in the prime of his youth, on the 11th of August, new style, at 10 a. m. He was aged 25 years; and although so young, had evinced, from the mornent his foot pressed our country, the most noble and philanthropic sentiments, with an ardour to fulhi them as far as lay in his power. Before lea. ving this place, he had united his narne to that of our wountryman, and had furnished the means

of erecting a battery on our frontier line, to which is gisen the name of one of his most illustrious relations. His amiable disposition had endeared him to all who had the honour of his acquaintance; and his talents and accomplishments shesed him to be a worthy descendant of the noble race from which he sprung. His remains were interred with erery mark of the highest respect at Gastou. ni. General Constantine Bomanis and Georgio Sestini, all the Suliotes, and the whole population of Gastouni, followed them to the grave. The Archbishop Chirito pronounced the funeral ora. tion. The Greek Chronicle of Missolonghi states, that the feeling of deep sorrow for the premature death of this amiable, accomplished, and enterprising young nobleman, is universal in Greece.

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"'The melancholy task has fallen to me to re. port to you the ever-to-be-lamented death of my friend or Walter Oudney. We left Kuka on the 14th day of December, 1823, and by easy journeys arrived at Bedukarfea, the westernmost town in the kingdom of Bornou. During this part of the joumey he was recovering strength very fast, but on leaving Bedukarfea and entering the Beder territory, on the night of the 26th and morning of the 27th, we had such an intense cold, that the water way frozen in the dishes, and the water-skins as hard as boards. Here the poor Doctor got a severe cold, and continued to grow weaker every day. At this time he told me when he left Kuka, he expected his disorder would allow him to per form all his country expected from him, but that now his death was near, and he requested me to deliver his papers to Lord Bathurst, and to say he wished Mr Barrow might have the arrangement of them, if agreeable to the wishes of his Lordship.

"On the 2d of January, 1824, we arrived at the city of Katagum, where we remained till the 10th, partly to see if the Doctor, by staying a few days, would gain a little strength to pursue his journcy. On leaving Katagum he rode a camel, as he was too weak to ride his horse. We proceeded on our

road for 10 miles that day, and then halted, and on the following day 5 miles further, to a town called Murnur. On the morning of the 19th, he ordered the camels to be loaded at day bight, and drank a cup of coffee, and I assisted him to dress. When the camels were loaded, with the assistanee of his servant and me he came out of his tent. I saw then that the hand of death was upon him, and that he had not an hour to live. I begged him to return to his tent and lie down, which he did, and I sat down beside him-he expired in about half an hour after

" I sent immediately to the Governor of the town, to acquaint him with what had happened, and to desire he would point out a spot where I might bury my friend, and also to have people to wash the body and dig the grave, whieh was speedily complied with. I had dead-clothes made from some turbans that were intended as presents; and as we travelled as Englishmen and servants of his Majesty, I considered it my most indispensable duty to read the service of the dead over the grave, according to the rites of the Church of England, which happily was not objected to; but, on the contrary, I was paid a good deal of respect for so doing. I then bought two sheep, whieh were killed and given to the poor; and I had a clay wall built round the grave to preserve it."

Pinded by James Ballantyne and Company, Edinburgh,

BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

No. XCIV.

NOVEMBER, 1824.

Vol. XVI.

THE BIBLE AND THE ROMAN CATHOLICS OF IRELAND. Not many months have passed away education that would make them mosince we strongly insisted upon the ral, peaceable, orderly, loyal, and free. necessity of giving to the people of When the government distinctly Ireland religious instruction; we enu- disclaimed all wish for making proses merated this as one of the things es lytes—when the legislature did the sential for perinanently reforming and same-when the British nation, in one pacifying the peasantry; we spoke voice, called for the instruction of the warmly against the system which shut people of Ireland—when the Catholic the mouths of the regular clergy, and clergy were recognized by the state in we avowed our conviction, that, if the no other character than as religious education which the government meant teachers—when they durst not say to give was confined to reading, wri- that any other character belonged to ting, and arithmetic, and excluded them and when the people were proreligion from the schools, it would ved to be so ignorant, vicious, and dishave small success in its leading ob- orderly; it might have been expected ject. It is, therefore, very natural for that the Catholic clergy would zea. us to take some notice of the scenes lously co-operate in any measure that which have lately been exhibited in had for its object the reformation of Ireland.

their flocks, and the extension of geIn urging what we did, we thought nuine Christianity, without contemof something more than abstract opis plating any injury to Catholicism. It nions, and mere names and forins. might have been expected that they We believed that a due knowledge of would have been led to this by regard Christianity could only be obtained by for their own character—for the temthe ignorant and the young from pro- poral welfare of their followers-for per instruction, that such knowledge the general weal of the state--for the was essential for producing the prac. awful responsibility that rests upon tice of Christianity, and that the prace them and for the fearful account tice of Christianity was essential for which they must one day render of making the people of Ireland good sub- their earthly conduct. If even the gojects and good members of society. vernment and the nation had remained The state of Ireland, as it was exhi. silent, it might have been expected bited to the world, proved that the that the horrible and damning proofs people did not possess such instruc- of the ignorance and depravity of their tion, that they were strangers to the flocks might have convinced them that knowledge and practice, and that they some change in their system was newere turbulent and depraved. We cessary, and goaded them into the faknew that the education which the miliarizing of their followers with the British nation wished to give them Scriptures. was, not merely education that would The wishes of the government and benefit them in the arts of life, but the nation might have been expected VOL, XVI.

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to have still greater influence with the persons interested in its objects, were more respectable part of the Catholic invited, in order to receive a suggestion laity. An opportunity was given from two gentlemen who have visited them to shew their loyalty and patriot- this country with the benevolent inism, their attachment to genuine Chris- tention of promoting the moral imtianity, and to their more ignorant provement of our population. That brethren, and it might have been ho- proposal we have heard-may I be ped that they would eagerly embrace pardoned for again repeating it—that it. They have a less interest in sacrifi- the ladies who have hitherto been emcing the people to the priesthood, and ployed in collecting funds in aid of their country to their church, and, the Munster Hibernian School Sotherefore, it might have been expected ciety, should not only continue their that they would be more willing to active and useful services in this deadopt a change of system, than their partment, but that they should actualclergy.

Iy take the female schools in connexion It might have been expected that with the Society under their immedithe Catholic clergy, and the higher ate superintendence and protection." part of the laity, would stand forward, The two gentlemen here alluded to and thus address the government and were the Honourable Mr Noel, an Engthe British nation: We have been slan- lishman,and Captain Gordon,a Scotchdered, and you now enable us to shake man. Of their particular religious prinfrom us the slander—we have been ciples we know nothing. The Morning charged with being hostile to civil and Chronicle intimates broadly that they religious liberty, with being intolerantare fanatics; but on such a point it is and bigotted, and with being the ene no authority. Nothing certainly could mies of the circulation of the Scrip- be more sober, sensible, and judicious, tures and the diffusion of religious or farther removed from fanaticism, knowledge. A small portion of us have than their speeches. The attempt to been represented to exercise the most establish schools among the barbarous pernicious despotism over the remains and depraved Irish peasantry, in which der. It has been alleged against us the Scriptures only are used, without that we wish to keep the vast mass of reference to any particular creed, canthe people of Ireland in the most de- not be fanaticism, if the Christian replorable ignorance and bondage. We ligion ought to be tolerated ; and to will now convince you how greatly we this they strictly limited themselves. have been calumniated. You invite At the outset, the chairman declared our co-operation, and we will render the meeting to be a private one. Mr it;-we will assist you in forming Noel and Captain Gordon detailed schools, provided you keep from them their sentiments; they enforced the books that attack our religion ;-we necessity of making Christianity the will make concession for concession, basis of education, and of supplying and sacrifice for sacrifice ;-we will the people with Bibles, without note or labour to familiarize our ignorant comment, but they were silent touching brethren with the Scriptures ;-we will Protestantism and Catholicism. keep from them inflammatory topics; Into this Protestant meeting—this we will permit them to exercise every ladies' meeting-this private meeting legal and constitutional right, and our --this meeting, having merely for its authority over them shall only be used object to consider of the best means of to make them good Christians and promoting scriptural and beneficial ingood subjects.

struction among the people, without This, we say, might have been ex- recommending one creed or attacking pected, but what are we presented another-into

this meeting certain Cawith ?

tholics obtruded themselves. And who On the 9th of September, a meet were they—the Catholic gentry and ing of the Cork Ladies' Hibernian their ladies, anxious to co-operate in School Society was held. Its object the good work, when the object was was thus described by one of the only to spread the grand and common speakers, the Reverend Richard creed of Christianity? No! Then were Pope :

they Catholic priests, wishing to make • The present meeting is professed- amicable objections to some parts of ly a meeting of the Cork Ladies' Hin the system, and to point out the mobernian Society. The immediate mem- difications that might secure their corbers of that institution, and some other dial assistance ? No! they were the

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