acquaintance of his Lordlhip’s, Mr. Lictch of Glafgow.

It happened, however, that Campbell one day lali fpring, being out in fearch of fmuggled goods, withfome others, faw a hare fiart out of a‘bulh at the jide of the highway on Lord Eglingtoun’s grounds, which, he fays, partly from furprize, and poflibly from the inlligation of thofe with him, he lhot, having before lhot two gulls in thecourfe of their walk.

Lord Eglingtoun, who was then at Park Houfe very near the (pot, heard the gun, and difpatched» a fervant to enquire about it. Camp- bell related the faft, as it is related here, but Lord Eglingtoun not be- ing fatisfied, lent the (ervant back with one Bartleymore, another fervant, and required Campbell to come to him.

He accordingly. returned with them to his Lordlhip, who ufed many harlh exprellions, but Camp- bell alking his pardon, and pro- mifing never more to ofFend, they parted, as he fays, without any demandtbeing made of his gun,

Lord Eglingtoun knowing that he was no poacher.

There are, however, two cre- dible witnelfes, lieutenants in the army, who {wear that being in company with Campbell at Salt- coats, and talking about game, Campbell faid that he had been feverely challenged by Lord Eg- Iingtoun for ihooting a hare, and that his Lordlhip had threatened to take his gun from him, but had notperfilied in the demand; that he had then told his Lordfhip he would rather die than part with his gun, adding, with an oath,

that if Lord Eglingtoun had per-

filled to take his gun from him, he would have {hot him.

IF the teftimony ofthefe xvitnefles is true, CampbelPs allertion that‘ Lord Eglingtoun never would have demanded his gun, but for the in- lligation of Bartleymore, is falfe.

Bartleymore, however, appears t0 have been much more criminal than any trefpais to {hoot game could make Campbell. This fel- low, a favourite {ervant of Lord Eglingtouzfs, abuling his Lord’s confidence, employed his horfes and his cart to fmuggle goods. On the 8th oflali: July, Campbell, in "confequence of previous infor- mation, detected him driving of? 8o gallons of rum with a cart. and horfe of Lord Eglingtoun’s. Campbell and his aflillants feized the rum, but the horfe and cart appearing to be my Lord’s pro- perty, were not taken, nor con- demned with the rell. It may ea- fily be fuppofed, that this event produced much enmity between. Campbell and Bartleymore, efpe- cially on the {ide of Bartleymore who did the wrong. What influ- ence it had in the fatal afFaii- 0F the 24th of October, the reader mulljudge.

On the morning of that day, about ten o’clock, Campbell, in company with one Brown, a tide- waiter, fet out from Saltcoats, principally, as he fays, with a. view to examine (everal places that were the known haunts of {mug- glers, but at the fame time to amufe themfelves by lhooting ; for both thele purpofes they propofed to walk from Saltcoats to Montfod bank, by a common road that led through lord Eglingtoun’s grounds, and return by another along the