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ler to a Gentleman on his Mar-
Letter in Answer to a Disserta-
Memoirs of the late War in Asia,
State of the Barometer in inches an4 decimals, and of farertheit's The*' Momete* in the open air, taken in the morning before fun-rife, and at noon ; and the quantity of rain-water fallen, in inches and decimals, from the 31st of March 1788, to the 29th of Apr*1, near the foot of Arthur's Scat.
Sleet, and thunr, . CloBiy. 'Showers,
Ditto, hail, thun.
Cloudy, sin. slio.
1 !• ^3 greatest height at noon. • 9.
30,4 greatest elevation, 28.8 least ditto.
VIEWS IN SCOTLAND.
F £ R T ff BRIDGE*
TH E most beautiful structure of the kind in North-Britain, Wat designed and executed by Mr Srneton. Its length is nine hundred feet; the breadth (the only blemish) twenty-tWo within the parapets. The piers are founded ten feet beneath the bed of the river, upon oakett and beechen piles, and the stones laid in puzzalane, and cramped With iron. The number of arches nine; of Which the centre is seventy-five feet in diameter. This noble work opens a communication with all the different great roads of the kingdom, and was completed at the expence of twenty-fix thousand pounds t of this the commissioners of forfeited estates, by his Majesty's permission, gave eleven thousand; Perth two \ private subscribers) four thousand seven hundred and fifty-six; the royal boroughs, five hundred. But still this great work would have met With a check for want of money, had not the Earl of Kinnous, with his characteristic public spirit, advanced the remaining sum, and taken the security of the tolls, With the hazard only to himself.
Gonorit house was formerly the property and residence of the Earl of Gorxirie, whose tragical end and mysterious conspiracy (if conspiracy there Was) are still frelh in the minds of the people of Perth. At present the house is occupied by some companies of artillery. The staircase is still (hewn where the unhappy nobleman was killed, the window the frighteneaSmonarch James roared out bf, and that he escaped through when he was saved from the fury of the po* pulace.
ftoitvellet letlrei fur let Montagues, &c. par AT. Voigt, secretaire des mines die duche de Weimar. Translated from the Germah. Paris, Svo.
DR Hatton's Theory of the but he has collected sixty specimens
Earth hating at this time en- of such as it is most important to be
gaged the public attention, the sol- acquainted with. These are fold with
lowing brief account of the above his book, and the price of the whole
Work, lately published on the Conti- in France is 36 livres. Of the speci
hent, may not be unacceptable. As it mens» each of which is about half a
is a record of facts or observations, pound weight, fourteen are from pri
and a system founded on them, every rnary mountains, twenty-seven are
person may judge for himself how far stones that have been formed by the
the former corroborate the Doctor's Waters, fourteen arc volcanic, and five
theory or overturn it, and whether the are as it were in the very moment of
author's Conclusions arc valid or other* their formation,
wife. In treating of stratified, or secondary
M. Voigt has not only given a me- mountains, the author goes back to
thotlic.il and instructive description of the time when none but primary mouri
all those fossils that generally com- tains existed, their base buried in the
pose the interior parts of mountains, abyss of the sea, and their tops only
G g a appearing