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foth day of the fame month, they broke open a cheft of drawers, which were ftanding locked in the house of James Glennie, fawer and change-keeper in the Vennel of Fisher-rew, in the parish of Inverefk, and county of Edinburgh, and ftole from thence thirty-one fhillings Sterling; which laft theft being immediately difcovered, they were both inftantly followed and apprehended.
Upon the libel being read over to them, and they being defired to fay, Whether they were guilty or not guilty? Tennant pled Not guilty, and Mollison pled Guilty. Lord Henderland, who was chofen by their Lordships to prefide in room of the Lord Juftice Clerk, who was abfent, defired to know of Mollifon if he meant to plead guilty to all the charges in the indiament; and he having anfwered in the affirmative, his Lordship obferved, that if the profecutor meant to infift upon the article in the indictment, charg ing Mollifon with being habite and repute a thief, he muft lead a proof of it, as the pannel's acknowledgment would not be fufficient to establish that fact. The Lord Advocate, to prevent going into proof upon this article, reftricted the libel against Mollifon as to the habite and repute.
Their Lordfhips pronounced the usual Interlocutor, finding the libel relevant to infer the pains of law. The Jury were then chofen; after which Lord Henderland again addreffed Mollifon, and asked Aim if he ftill perfifted in pleading guilty? He wished to inform him, that his doing fo would have no effect in procuring mercy to him, confidering the enormity of the crimes with which he food charged, and that it was not yet too late for him to stand upon his defence; for tho* he had pled guilty before the Court, now that the Jury were impannelled, he might retract what he had formerly admitted; but, if he ftill perlisted, he furnished the Jury, with the best proof poffible of his guilt, that of his own judicial confeflion. To put it in his power therefore, ftill to avail himself of every plea that could be urged in his favour, his Lordship ordered the three articles above mentioned to be again read over to him one by one, to each of which he answered he was guilty art and part; and an acknowledgment to that effect was tubfcribed by him, to be left to the confideration of the Jury.
The Jury, on the 29th, returned their verdict all in one voice finding both the pannels Guilty; and on the 31ft Lord Hailes pronounced fentence of death up
on them both, ordaining them to be 91 hanged at the place of execution appointted by the Magiftrates, on Wednesday the 10th of February next.
fentence of death on Bartholomew Col Same time Lord Hailes pronounced lins, for the murder of his own wife, ordaining him to be fed on bread and water alone till the 3d of Feb. next, and on that tion appointed by the Magiftrates, and day to be hanged at the place of execuhis body given for public diffection.
Mifs Mary Dick of Preftonfield.
Mifs Frafer, daughter of the late Under
of a daughter.
aged 45, of her firft child, after being
richelt fubjects in the Emperor's domiPrince Schwarzerburg, one of the nions, who was just beginning the immenfe undertaking of uniting the river Muldard with the Danube, at his own expence.
Silverton Hill, in the fervice of the States
years of age, John Elwes, Efq; fuppofe& At Marfham, Berkshire, 'about 80 to have died one of the richest Common ers in England, he ferved for Berkshire ia the two laft parliaments.
whole eminence in his profession ren-
to the Emperor, unmarried.
having walked fix miles on the day he
John Hope, Efq; of Amfterdam.
The Hon. Mrs Murray of Ayton, fif-
natural daughter of the late Pretender.
The Right Hon. James Ruthven, Lord Ruthven of Freeland. His Lordship married, in 1776, Lady Mary Lefley, daughter of the Right Hon. the Earl of Leven, and has left a numerous family. He fucceeded his father in 1983, who had been twice married, firft to Mifs Janet Nifbet of Dirleton, who was mother of the late Lord; next to Lady Anne Steuart, fifter to the Earl of Bute, by whom he had several children.
On Tuesday the 23 December, a duel was fought in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh, in which Mr Francis Foulke of Dublin, who was profecuting the ftudy of Medicine at this University, unhappily loft his life. This gentleman was uni verfally refpected by thofe who knew him beft, his fellow ftudents. He was laft year unanimoufly elected one of the Prefidents of the Natural Hiftory Society, and lately attained the fanie honour in the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh. His behaviour was always gentlemanly and engaging; he had a generous openness in his nature, that gain ed him eftrem and affection, and he was warm and fincere in his friendships. He had a tafie for claffical learning and philofophy; but he was particularly atten tive to thofe ftudies which his purfuits and future profpecs required. His talents, though not brilliant, were folid, and promised to make him, one day, a refpectable and a valuable member of fociety. But the hopes of his friends have been bla by an event originating in the cafualty of a nocturnal fquable. Promotions.
The king has been pleased to appoint
the Right Hon. Lord Auckland Ambaf fador Extraordinary to the States General, in room of the Right Hon. Alleyne Fitzherbert, who is gone on the fame character to the Court of Spain.
Lord Henry Spencer, Secretary of Embafly to their dign Might ineffes.
Michael Ghilini, Etq; is appointed his Majesty's Conful at Cagliarie, in room' of Clemont Richardfon, Efq, deceased.
The dignity of a Baronet is granted to Francis Buller, one of the Juftices of the Court of King's Bench.
Sir John Laforey, Bart. is promoted to be Rear Admiral of the White, taking rank next after Sir Charles Middleton, Bart.
Mr Tenent of Sorn has prefented Mr Geo. Gordon, probationer, to be Minifter of Sorn, in the County of Air.
The Hon. John Hope is appointed a Captain in the 17th Regt. of Dragoons.
Major Richard Wilford, from the 6th Regt. of Dragoon Guards, is ap pointed Lieut. Col. of the 8th Regt. of Dragoons, vice. Col. St George, refign
The three following Irish Barons, viz. Lords Balmore, Conyngham, and Loftus, are advanced to the dignity of Viscounts in Ireland, by the fame title.
The Town Council of the city of Edinburgh, have prefented the Rev. Mr James Finlayfon, Minifter of Borthwick, and Profeffor of Logic m this University, to be Minifter of Lady Yefter's Church, in room of the Rev. Mr Geo. Baird, of Dunkeld who had declined to accept of a prefentation granted him fome week sago. Dr James Gregory, to be Professor of Practice of Phyfic, in room of Dr Cullen, refigned.
Dr Duncan, Profeffor of the Theory of Phyfic, in room of Dr Gregory.
The University of Glasgow Lave conferred the degree of D D. on the Rev. Mr Sar ul Charters at Wilton, and the Rev. Mrs James Bell at Coldstream.
The King has prefented the Rev. Mt John Gowans to the Church of Lunan, and the Rev. Mr Jomes Donald, to the Church of Glenifla, both in the county of Forfar.'
Thomas M'Donoch, Efq; is appointed British Conful, in the provinces of New England, and
John Hamilton in Virginia.