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benignity; which so frequently brightened his masculine countenance, carried with it a peculiar charm. This expression of benignity, and the powers of speech which it always accompanied, are now stilled in the silent grave: but never will the impression they produced be effaced from the recollection of the friends who remain to lament his loss !
In reference to the highest and most important of all our moral obligations, he appeared to consider religion as a concern betwixt the Almighty and our own conscience alone. But, from all his conduct and avowed sentiments on this momentous subject, it is at once gratifying and satisfactory to be assured, that his views and feelings with regard both to natural and to revealed religion were such as every real Christian could have wished them to be. With such principles and dispositions it is hardly necessary to observe, that in every domestic and social relation he was a pat tern of kind affection and propriety of con
Over the remarkable and instructive union of intellectual and moral excellence now described, Death has at length drawn his veil. How justly it was appreciated in this community, and how feelingly its extinction is now regretted, may be concluded from the last honours which were paid to the remains of Professor Christison by the Patrons and Members of the University, and by an attendance of friends and students unusually numerous and respectable. To all appearance the strength and sound ness of his constitution corresponded to the vigorous character of his mind, and promised, from his regular habits of temperance, a duration of life prolonged beyond the usual term. But an inward disease, which seems to have eluded observation, had long, it is possible, preyed on the vitals of his frame, and has unexpectedly deprived society of so valuable a member, at an age comparatively little advanced.
This hasty sketch of departed worth, exhibiting features somewhat novel, has perhaps exceeded the proper bounds. But it will be received with the greater indulgence, that it is the affectionate tribute of a friendship, which, without abatement or interruption, has subsisted upwards of forty years, and will not soon be able to reflect on its termination by the stroke of death, without a tear of painful remembrance in thinking of what can never be recalled. Such an intimacy afforded peculiar opportunity of appreciating a character which well deserves to be generally known, and which ought not soon to be forgotten.
The funeral of Professor Christison presented a very solemn and mournful proces sion to an immense concourse of spectators. The gentlemen who had studied under the late Professor met in the College-yard, at
half past one o'clock, and thence proceeded to his house in Argyle Square. The Professors of the University met in the Collegeyard at the same time, and walked in procession, in front of the students, preceded by their officer, bearing the insignia reversed and covered with crape, to the Professor's house, where they were in readiness to receive the Right Hon. the Lord Provost and Magistrates of the city. At half past two o'clock, the procession moved from the house, through Brown's Square and Candlemaker-Row, to the Greyfriars' burying ground. The students of the University, who had attended his class, walked before the body, which was supported by pall bearers and relatives, followed by the Lord Provost and Magistrates in their robes; the Principal and Professors of the University, with their respective officers, and the friends and acquaintances of the deceased. The procession walked four and four, and it is supposed, the whole train of mourners consisted of not less than 600 or 700.
THE LATE PATRICK COLQUHOUN, LL. D. PATRICK COLQUHOUN, LL. D. who died recently in London, was descended from an ancient family settled in Dumbartonshire for many centuries. A younger son, he proceed ed to Virginia, and there, although in the wilds of America, having access to a valuable library, he, by his own industry, completed his education. Returning to Scotland, he established himself in Glasgow, and, for three successive years, was elected Lord Provost of that city.
In his active and enterprising mind originated the Chamber of Commerce and the Royal Exchange Tontine. He regu lated and improved the Forth and Clyde Navigation, so beneficial to the internal commerce of the island; and to him Scotland is much indebted for many services. rendered to her manufacturing interests, acknowledged by presents of not fewer than seven distinct votes of plate from as many different public bodies in Glasgow, including the Royal Burghs of Scotland. He removed to London, and was nominated a Police Magistrate; but his was not a disposition to confine itself to the routine of mere official studies; or, seeing evils and imperfections in a system, to object, find fault with them, and leave them as they were. He felt it his duty to suggest remedies, and, as far as the means were afforded him, practically to prove the utility of his suggestions; with this feel. ing, he published the "Police of the Metropolis," and, soon after, his assistance was solicited by the Duke of Portland to systematize and superintend_the_marine police of the River Thames. Mr Secretary Dundas estimated the increase to the revenue from the system established at L.30,000
annually on sugar alone, by the prevention of depredations on that article, and so expressed it in his speech on introducing the Thames police bill into the House. The planters acknowledged their obligations by a vote of plate, value L.500, which was succeeded by one for L.100 from the Russia merchants, and followed by votes of thanks from all the commercial interests in the metropolis, who had materially benefited by the improvement in the morals of the aquatic labourers. Mr Colquhoun's mind was actively employed in, suggesting plans to alleviate the distresses of the poor during scarcity-to relieve their wants, while, by vigorous measures, he checked the spirit of insubordination and revolution which at that time governed their proceedings. He established the society at Lloyd's by his influence with, some of the most respectable merchants ever ready to assist the poor and needy and, by the example of establishments for the distribution of soup, potatoes, herrings, &c. in his district-and societies for the withdrawing the pawns of the indigent, he induced the Lords of the Council to recommend a similar system throughout the kingdom; and a pamphlet written by him on this subject, at the desire of their Lordships, was circulated by the Secretary of State accordingly. The Duke of Portland was fully sensible of his usefulness, and repeatedly conveyed "his Majesty's high satisfaction at the unremitting and zealous attention to all the objects which came within the scope of his official situation, and to the means of establishing a system of morality and good order in the metropolis."
He suggested, in 1806, the establishment of saving banks, which he calls a great desideratum in political economy, lead the poor by gentle and practicable means into the way of bettering themselves, to convince them that they have a stake in the country as well as the rich, and that the Government should place their contributions on so secure and respectable a footing that they may look to it with certainty as a relief in time of sickness, and as a prop in old age. This plan has been followed up by the debentures from Governiment; but he wished to extend the system to annuities to persons descending into years, and others, after contributions
had been made for a certain number of years to form a capital for this purpose."
June 22. At Brussels, the lady of Ernest Leslie, Esq. of Balquhain, a son.
24. In Hans Place, London, the lady of the Hon. James Stewart, a son.
So highly was he esteemed, as well in the dominions of his Majesty abroad as on the continent of Europe, that the colonies, of St Vincent, Nevis, Dominica, and the Virgin Islands, as also the Free Hanseatic Republics of Lubec, Bremen, and Hamburgh, on the declared ground of public character and services, nominated him their Representative and Consul-General in this country, and proved their estimation of his services by several presents of plate.
In addition to the Treatises on the Police of the Metropolis and River Thames, he published his work on the Power, Wealth, and Resources of the British Empire, and various others on Criminal Jurisprudence, on Political Economy, and on the Commerce and Manufactures of Great Britain. He was one of the five persons who first met, including Count Rumford, and originated the Royal Institution in London; and was an active member of the Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor, who, on their minutes, notice his death as a loss sincerely to be lamented, "from his having invariably distinguished himself as one of the earliest members of the institution by the activity of his benevolence, and his exertions in promoting the objects of the society." His correspondence was most extensive with all quarters of the globe, and he lived to see many of his suggestions for the improvement of prison discipline, of the morals and habits of criminals, for the discouragement of vice, and the promoting of virtue, carried into execution, and acknowledged by benevolent persons in New York and elsewhere.
The University of Glasgow, not unmindful of his merits, conferred upon him the distinction of Doctor of Laws; the city of Edinburgh, &c. the freedom of the Corporation, while he was a member of nume rous useful and charitable institutions in the metropolis.
It might well be said of him that he had a mind fertile in conception, kind and benevolent in disposition, and bold and persevering in execution. Ever ready to give his advice and assistance when his means enabled him to do so, and that his long and laborious life was honourable to himself and useful to his country.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS.
29. At Springfield Cottage, Perthshire, the lady of Alex. Macduff, Esq. of Bonhard,
July 1. At London, Lady Frances Webster Wedderburne, a son.
Mrs Stewart, wife of Duncan Stewart, Esq. of Achnacoan, and Collector of his Majes ty's Customs at Fort William.
31. At Market Weighton, Mr Bradley, the Yorkshire Giant. When dead he measured nine feet in length, and three feet over the shoulders.
June 1.-At Guernsey, Lieut. Andrew Nathaniel Napier, of the Royal Navy, son of the late John Napier, Esq. of Tintin hull, Somersetshire, and brother to Major Napier of the Royal Artillery.
2. At Douniestoun, George Buchanan, Esq, in the 62d year of his age.
At Perth, John Gloag, Esq. of Greenhill, in the 82d year of his age.
3. At Aberdeen, Mary, daughter of Alex. Innes, Esq. of Pitmedden.
At Lauriston Place, John Johnston, only son of the Rev. John Johnston.
At Stronchrigan, near Fort William,
Francis Drummond, Esq. of Sloans Street, in the county of Middlesex, Captain in the late 98th regiment of foot, in the 72d year of his age, representative of the ancient and respectable family of the Drum monds of Hawthornden, in the county of Edinburgh. He has left three sons and three daughters to lament his loss. His eldest son is now Lieutenant-Colonel in the 3d regiment of foot guards.
6. At Bath, aged 67, Lieutenant-Colonel Flint, late of the Hon. East India Company's Service, Madras establishment. -At Arbroath, Mr John Eyles, surgeon in the 47th year of his age.
At Delrow, Herts, Lieut-Colonel Leighton Cathcart Dalrymple, C. B. 15th hussars, second son of General Sir Hew Dalrymple, Bart.
7. At Annan, Lieutenant-Colonel Brown of Bosseyreach, Jamaica, after a long and severe illness..
8. Mr John Stewart of Innerdunning, aged 89 years.
At Soroba, Mary, daughter of Major M'Dougall, younger of Soroba.
At Charleston, South Carolina, John Marshall, Esq. eldest son of the late Dr Hugh Marshall, Rothsay.
9. At the palace of Loo, in her 69th year, her Royal Highness Frederica Sophia Wilhelmina, Princess Dowager of Orange, mother to the King of the Netherlands.
At Aberdeen, John Abercrombie, Esq. late Provost of Aberdeen.
At Edinburgh, Mr Geo. Wauchope, late tobacconist, Shakespeare Square.
16. At his seat, Petersham, Lord Charles Spencer. 117. At Castle Douglas, Miss Gordon Anderson, aged 18 years.
ment of science, particularly natural history, private and public charities, and domestic hospitality.
19. At Stainton in Yorkshire, the Rev. Charles Baillie Hamilton, Archdeacon of Cleveland, second son of the late George Baillie of Jerviswood, and cousin of the Earl of Haddington.
At Limekilns, the Rev. William Hadden, minister of the gospel there.
19. At his house, Spring Grove, near Hounslow, the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. G. C. B. President of the Royal Society, aged 80.-The loss to science by the demise of this excellent man and liberal patron will be long and severely felt. Sir Joseph was a martyr to the gout, with which he had been afflicted for upwards of forty years; and, during the last sixteen years, he was carried about, having lost the use of his limbs. Although so far advanced in life, he was uniformly a cheerful and pleasant companion. Their late Majesties frequently visited his botanical repositories. The library in Soho Square was closed on Monday. Sir Joseph pos sessed a princely fortune, of which he assigned a large portion to the encourage.
At Burntisland, Mr John Kelly, aged 56 years, much regretted.
At Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret Caw, relict of the late Mr William M'Cliesh, printer there.
20. At Leith Walk, Mr John Marshall, sculptor.
21. At his house in Edinburgh, John Mackenzie of Applecross, Esq.
22. At Shabdon House, Surrey, the seat of Archibald Little, Esq. Mrs Oliver, spouse of William Oliver, Esq. of Dinlabyre.
At the house of Lord Viscount Duncan, Mrs Oswald, wife of Alexander Oswald, Esq. and her infant son.
At Greenock, Mr Thomas Boag, merchant.
23. At Heriot Row, Miss Christian Hepburn Donaldson, daughter of the late Alexander Donaldson, Esq.
James Walker, Esq. of Weedings