pole of protecting the centinel, it was plainly proved that he had been affaulted by a great number of people; that the people aflem- bled there were not in the King’s peace, but were by law Confidered as a riotous mob, as they attacked the prifoner and his party with pieces of ice, flicks, and clubs; and that even one of the witnefiies againli him, confeffed he was armed with a Highland broadfword ; that the rioters had knocked down one of the foldiers of the party, laid hold of feveral of their mufltets, and that, before the foldiers fired, the cry was, Knock them down! Kill them l Kill them l That all this was fworn to by the witnefTes, and if the jury believed them, the prifoner could not be found guilty of murder. He then proceeded to explain what the law confidered as man-llaughter, and obferved, as before, that if they gave credit to the witnelfes, who teltified the af- faults made on the prifoner and his party, they could not find him guilty of man-flaughter, and con-

cluded with faying, that if he was

guilty of any offence, it could only be excufable homicide; that this was only founded on the fuppolition of the prifoner’s having given or- ders te fire, for if this was not proved, they mull acquit him. judge Oliver, who fpoke next, began with reprefenting, in a very nervous and pathetic manner, the infults and outrages which he, and the Court through him, had re- ceived on a former occafion (mean- ing the trial of Richardfon) for giving his opinion in a point of law; that, notwithflanding. he was refolved to do his duty to his God, his King, and his country; that he defpifcd both infults and threats,


and that he would not forego a moment’s peace of confcience for the applanfe of millions. He agreed in fentiment with the former judge, that the prifoner was not guilty.

judge Culhing fpoke next, and agreed entirely with the other two, with regard to the priioneHs tale.

judge Lyndex concluded. He fpoke a confiderable time, and was of the fame opinion with the other judges. Towards the clofe of hi: lpeech he faid, HappyI am to find, that, after fuch flrift examina- tion, the conduft of the prifoner appears in f0 fair a light; yet 1' feel myfelf, at the fame time, deeply affected, that this affair turns out f0 much to the difgrace of every perfon concerned againli him, and f0 much to the lharne of the town in general." The jury returned their verdict. N01 guilty. He was immediately difcharged, and is now in the Callie. Great numbers at- tended during the whole trial,

which was carried on with a fo~

lemn decency.

flcrozmt qft/Fe Trial zfMungo Camp- fiell, fir 171a Murder fl/exander, Earl of Egli/zgtaun.

HE account of the prifoner,

of the fact for which he was tried, and the law by which he was condemned to die for murder, are in fublirtnce as follow :

Mungo Campbell was born at Air, in Scotland, in the year r712, being in the 58th year of his age, when the difpute happened in which Lord Eglingtoun was killed, He was one of 24 children, and his father was Provoli of Air, a, man much refpefited as a men