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Perth, got them 'prevailed upon to go Brown, a farmer at a mile's diftance, ut off without doing any harm. They then likewise was from home, and whose wi went off to the house of William Lau goi them peaceably dispersed in the sam der farmer in Glencarfe, about a mile manner with the former's. farther; but he having obferved the Having come on in a regular pro same conduct with Mr Blair's servants, greffion with the mobbing at Perth, New likewise escaped unhurt. After this, on burgh, and Abernethy, I mutt now their way home, they called at the houfe 'back, in point of time, in order to gis of Robert Hood, farmer at Mountblair ; fome account of thofe which happene where they plundered his houfe, and at Cupar, Fife, and places adjacent. carried off every thing that was portable; The first rifing at this place was o and the poor man having made fome re-Thursday, Dec, 24. where a number fittance, they heat hiin feverely. Having men and women, to the amount of 404 finished this night's operations, they con- af mbled in the forenoon; and under certed a plan for destroying feveral other standing that William Arnot, who deal gentlemen and farmers houses the fuc- in grain, and who is mentioned above ceeding night; for which purpote they was coming to town, they went out, an were to have been joined by a body of attacked him with ftonts, &c.; bu about eighty from Abernethy and Now. fome farmer being with him, gave bir burgh, who actually had croitid the wa- all the alfftance in their power, and wit ter of Earn, and were within a mile of much difficulty got him into the tow Perth on that errand, when they heard where he was concealed and protected b of a troop of draroons having arrived the better fort of people, notwithstand there, which intimidated them fo much, ing the threats of the mob. that they ftopt thort, and immediately On Friday, Jan. I. part of the Cupa returned. There gentry being disap. mob met in the evening; and on hear pointed so far, thought they could not ing that Mr Donaldfon was to ship a car go home without doing fome execution; go of barley at Balmerino, determino and therefore called at the farm of Bala to prevent it; and accordingly set ou gonie, belonging to Mr Donaldion, whose for that purpose, forcing all the lowe servants they obliged to fend all the bear fort of people, in the little towns the and some oat-meal which he had there had to pass through, to join them, ad for his fervants use, to Abernethy, and even cutting out the webs of some wea there fell it at a penny the peck below vers out of the looms, because they re the market-price; then went to the fused. When they came to Balmerino house of Alexander Stedman at Carpow, however, they were happily disappoint and obliged him to fend his barley to ed; for Mr Dona dion having been pre Newburgh, the price of which they re- viously informed of their intentions, die gulated in the same manner. Next night not ship the grain. Part of the mol the same rioters went to the houfe of threatened to destroy Mr Stark at Bal William Arnot, farmer at Coonichie, in merine, thinking him a friend of Fifeshire, whom they threatened to mur. Donaldfon; but the majority being of o der, and made a strict fearch for ; but pinion that he was a good man, he esca not finding him, they destroyed every ped untouched. thing in his house, and carried off any The 7th, a great mob, to the numbe thing they thought valuable. His fon of 900 or 1000, affembled at Cupar up very narrowly eicaped their fury, having on the found of a horn ; plundered five taken a ford, which they did not chufe ral houses of potatoes and meal; ther to risk, after they had pursued him more went to the house of Alexander Ander than a mile. They then went to the fon, farmer at Seggie, about four mike house of Mr Boyd farmer in Balmedie diftant, searched for him, threatening to fide, and searched for Mr Boyd ; but he kill him if they found him ; but he ha having had some previous notice of their ving got out of the way, they broke eve intentions, got out of the way; and Mrs ry thing in his house, carrying off thuti Boyd, by giving them fome liquor, and things which best suited their purpose. promifing, that her husband would ne. I now proceed to give an account o ver fell any of his grain for the future to the risings at Dundee, and places ad be shipped, got them away without do. jacent. - On the night of Jan, 3. th ing any mischief. They then went, on mub pillaged the honte of a poor man ir their way home, to the house of John the neighbowhood of Dundee, who wa

so dealer ia viétual, and carried away, on to the house of Mylneheld, where was bot only the wbole meal he had for fami- a part of the mob' ftill remaining; of huk, but sheets, blankets, cloaths, which, after a very feeble relittance, he und every piece of furniture that would took a good many prisoners, and diitarry. On this, it was found neceflary, persed the rest. This gentleman's fpithat the inhabitants of the town should rited bebaviour in the service he has now m in defence of their property, until done the public, by eftectually breakthe wrival of the military. And accor- ing the mob, can be equalled only by wy, on Wednesday afternoon, a guard the humanity and tenderness hown to of tre merchants and corporations, pro- the poor misguided people, of which it Thy arm.d, mounted at the council. mofly confifted, in first getting the farcamber, ard patrolled the ftreets of the mers to lay alide fire-arms, the use of Jan and suburbs the whole night; by which would have been very fatal; and Ent means the mob was prevented after breaking the mob, in preventing, sium allembling, and all was quiet, that as much as one man could, the fury of and the subsequent night. But on Fri- the Carse servants, male and female, from 17, a croud of people gathered toge- breaking out on the poor creatures of kr in the market-place, and by some prisoners, and the rest of the routed and

mpts to carry away meal that was dispersed rioters. - Upon an express cobangbt there for sale, and to seize a ming from Mylnefield, informing that the t that was obnoxious to them, and mob was put to flight, the magistrate who **u took ihelter in the tolbooth, gave commanded the guard, marched them, Ladest reason to apprehend they would to the nuinber of 130 effective men, to mint again in the evening. And so in the West port, in order to prevent them

happened : for about five o'clock so entering the town again in a body : it noon, a great number of men and but none appeared, except a few ftrasIdea afsembled before the tolbooth, glers, who were taken into custody, and de demanded the man who had there examined, and afterwards difiniffed, as dered himfelf from their fury in the they appeared only to have gone there KAWA, should be delivered up to them. from an idle and ill timed curiosity. 7 not being complied with, they at. Before concluding I mus obferve, that mented to break the town-house gate ; the wani of provisions cannot, with any

deafted, on understanding that the degree of judice, be pleaded as an excuse rad (which was that night doubled) for these riots; as there was grain of all 25 allembling. Another body of the kinds in market every day, and the prices Lub had by this time broke into the all this season as follow3, viz. oat-meal cach-fteeple, and rung the great bell; from iod. halfpenny to 12 d. per peck, ***n brought people from all quarters to barley and peale-meal from 7d. to 8d. facturch-yard; whence, after procuring and wheat from 18s. to 203. per boll. ktem, they marched in a noily and tu. It may likewife be worthy observation, z vous manner to the houfe of Myine- that there is exported from Tay every 3d, where they broke and demolished year, on an average, from 24 to 30,000 merything of furniture and finishing about bolls of wheat and barley, and plenty left

bouse; and then a great body retreated, behind to serve the demands of the counbeled, many of them, with the fpoils. try; and, in place of this quantity shipped $; tbis time a very great body of Carfe off, there is from 30 to 36,000 bolls of athers and beir fervants, armed with oats and oat-meal imported, mostly by laikus, catlaffes, pitchforks, &c. had the fame merchants who thip off the barBech called out by the ringing of the fe- ley and wheat, - lam, c. Tezal parilh.bells, and were drawn up in "Cal. Merc. COMMUNICATIVE. idencighbourhood of Myinefield; but as 1523 said the mob had many of them Seventeen of the rioters concerned in

wc-arms, they hesitated about approach- the meal-mohs of which an account is i mer till they were joined by Colonel given above, were taken up, and put into ba, who, on hearing the bells, had the prison of Dundee; whence they were Tutt generously left his own house, with conveyed to Edinburgh, bound in carts,

valy one fervant, to give his advice and under a strong guard of military; where ? dance in

tance in quieting these difurders. they arrived on Sunday night, the roth He prevailed with the Carfe folks to lay of January, and were lodged in the pri. side their muskets, and led them directly fon of that city, VOL. XXXV.

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