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G f s, the D — m s and others; and from this servility, the Langs, the

Ferries the Martins, the Claytons and others, who, at that time were at the
head of their professions, and had done much to improve the mechanical trade
of the place, were not exempt.

During the first and middle part of this period, profane swearing was con-
sidered as a gentlemanlike qualification, and dissipation at dinner parties was
dignified with the appellation of hospitality and friendship; and he who did
not send his guest from his house in a state of intoxication, was considered
unworthy of genteel society. In the latter part of this division of time, the
state of society has undergone a thorough change; the trade and commerce
of the town is now diffused over a great proportion of the enterprising in-
habitants, and since the opening of the public coffee-house in 1781, the great
distinction of rank has disappeared, and a rational amalgamation taken its
place ; wealth is not now the only criterion of respect, for persons in the mid-
dle walk of life, who conduct themselves with propriety, and render them-
selves useful, have a higher place assigned them in the community than at
any former period of the history of the town. Tlie mode of conducting enter-
tainments is now greatly improven^ every man drinks what he pleases, after
which he usually retires to the drawing room ; drunkenness and dissipation at
dinner parties are now happily unknown, and profane swearing is considered as
uugentlemanlike and highly reprehensible; this has been carried so far, that
swearing in good society is seldom or never heard. The bible and mission-
arj' societies which have been instituted during this period, have done much
to break down every thing like distinction among individuals professing differ-
ent religious opinions.

The inhabitants of this city are justly characterised as charitable and humane,
and on all proper occasions, the feelings of compassion and the energies of active
benevolence are never awanting. Although this character is general to the po-
pulation, it is not universal; for in this community there are many persons who
act as if they lived only for themselves, and desire to know nothing but what
may be conducive to their own particular interest or pecuniary advantage.

The members of the community whose circumstances have placed them
above the rank of a labouring artizan, may be classed into three divisions.

The first in order, but last in respect, are those, who, though wealthy, or at
least easy in their circumstances, lend a deaf ear to the tale of woe, and who
neither contribute their time nor their means to the relief of the wTetched.

The second are those who give none of their time to the public, and whose
charities are in a manner extorted through the influence of respectable appli-
cants, or the favour of public opinion ; than this class, who may be considered
as the drones of society, there are none more ready to find fault with the ad-
ministrators of the municipal or charitable concerns of the place, and are ever
ready to grasp at that patronage which so justly belongs to those who give so
much of their valuable time to the general concerns of the community, without
fee or reward.

The third class are those who voluntarily contribute their time and their
money to the service of the community, in the various departments of useful-
ness. Through the providence of God, this class has, of late years, greatly
increased in numbers and respectability of character and worldly estate, which,
taken in connexion with other circumstances, have tended, in no small de-
gree, to the increase of morality, religion, and active benevolence, in this
great community.

As a summary of the whole. — A careful perusal of the foregoing historical
scraps, embracing a period of more than five hundred years, will satisfy every
unprejudiced reader, that his religious and political privileges are far superior
to that of his forefathers. The laws are now equally and mildly administered;
everj' man's house is his castle, property is protected,and liberty of conscience
is such, that he may worship God according to the dictates of his own mind,
no man to make him afraid: the unrestricted possession of these inestimable
blessings should tend greatly to prevent discontent, and mitigate sufferings in
times of distress.



INDEX.



Page.

Act of Grace, ... ... ... 86

Ages of Persons, ... ... ... ... ... 21

Andersonian Institution, ... ... ... ... 41, 193

Armorial Bearings of the Town, ... ... ... 167

Arts, Society of ... 42

Assembly, General ... ... ... •■• ••• 178

Assessed Taxes, ... ... ... ••• 131

Assessment for the Poor, 127, 172, 180

Assessors for the Poor, 112,180,191

Bagpipes prohibited, ... 169,170,172

Balloons, 192, 196

Bank, Provident 125, 156

Banks, 184, 188, 189, 190, 195

Banquets, 168, 174

Baptisms, 10, 19, 25, 170, 176, 184

Barony Parish, 172, 178, 1S2, 183, 193

BaiTacks, 193, 198

Beadles, Church 171, 177, 185

Beggars, 91, 121, 170, 179, 184

Bells and Bell-making, 171, 188, 196

Bill of Health, 88

Bill of Mortality, 17,175

Bishops of Glasgow, ... ... ... ... 36

Blackfriars Church, ,.. 165, 170, 174, 175, 176, 181, 185

Book Publishing Trade, 196

Botanic Garden, ... ... 196

Bowling Green, ... ... ... ... ... 184

Bread, 47,49,53

Bridewell, 89, 97, 176

Bridges, ... 164, 173, 175, 181, 182, 190, 191, 193, 194

Broomielaw Quay, 183, 193, 196, 198

Buildings, Increase of ... — 5Q

Burgess Oath, ... ... ... 33

Burials, 15, 20, 25, 175

Butcher Meat, 45, 53

Canals, 190,194

Carriage, Gentlemen's ... ... ... ... — 189

Castle, Bishop's 185,191

Cathedral, 36, 163, 164, 165, 166, 168, 170, 172, 174, 189



204 INDEX.

Page.
Catholics, Roman ... ... 155, 190, 191, 193, 196

Cattle, Slaughter of 4.3

Change Houses, ... ... ... ... ... ••• 8

Christmas keeping, ... ... ... ••• 172, 176

Chronology, ... ... ... ... ... ••• 163

Church Accommodation, ... ... ... ••• 30, SI

Churches, &c 29, 169, 170, 171, 174, 175, 177, 181, 193, 195

Church Yards, 168, 172, 175, 178, 190

Church Government, ... ... ... 28

Church Seat Rents, 35

Circuit Courts in Glasgow, ... ... ... ... 92, 94?

Clergj'men of Glasgow, ... ... ... ... 35,38,191

Clyde, River 186, 190, 192, 196

Coaches, 183, 189, 192

Coal, 186, 192, 199

Commerce and Manufactures, ... ... ... 53, 192

Commission Special, ... ... ... ... ... 93

Communion, Celebration of ... 166, 168, 170, 178, 182

Contribution to Government, ... ... ... 178

Conventicles, 182, 183

Cotton Spinners, ... ... ... ... ••• ♦•• 133

Coulter's Donation for Ingenuity, ... ... ... 42

Court Dress for the Lord Provost, ... ... 186

Court Houses, ... ... ... ... ... • • Si

Crime, Amount of 89, 91, 92, 93, 94, 101

Crops, Failure of 167, 194, 195

Deacons, ... ... ... ... ... ... 184, 188

Dead Bell, 171

Dean of Guild Court 64,187,192

Dearth, 167, 194, 195

Debtors, 82, 106, 158

Dehnquent Prisoners, ... ... ... 89

Dissenters, ... ... ... 10, 31

Diseases of Children, ... ... ... ... ... 23

Distress of Working Classes, ... ... 196,197

Divorcement, ... ... ... ... ... 169

Drinkers, ... ... ... 184

Dumbarton Harbour, ... ... ... ... 181

Elders, ... ... ... ... ... 184

Enumeration, ... ... ... 24, 173, 180

Episcopacy, ... ... ... ... 177, 181

Excommunication, ... ... ... ... 169

Executions, Number of in Glasgow, ... ... 92,178



INDEX.



'205



Fast Day, when appointed,
Fire, Houses destroyed by
Flour Mills at Partick,
Fruit, weight of

Gaelic Chapel,
Gas Light,

Gibson's Land, fall of
Gorbals, Barony
Govan Parish,
Grammar School,
Grain, Weight of.
Green, Public

Hamilton Street, Great
Historical Scraps,
Hospital, Town's
Houses in the City,
Hutcheson's Hospital,

Income Tax,

Infirmary,

Jail,

Jury List for Lanarkshire,

Justiciary, Lords of

King's Visit to Scotland, ... ... ... J 99

Lamps, Street ... ... ... ... 186, 191

Lancasterian School, ... ... ... ... 196

Land Tax, ... ... ... 131

Langside, Battle of ... ... ... ... 167

Leper's House, ... ... ... 164,168,169

Letter- Press Printing, ... ... ... ... 176

Licences for the Sale of Spirits, ... ... ... 8

Live Cattle Market, ... ... ... ... 44

Longevity, ... ... ... ... ... 24

Lunatic Asylum, ... ... ... ... 195

Magistrates 179, 190, 194, 196

Manufactures and Commerce, ... ... ... ... 33

Mary Queen of Scots in Glasgow, ... ... ... 1 67

Markets, 163, 170, 175, 176, 177, 185, 193, 195, 197

Martyrs, 183

Marriages, 13, 19, 25, 171, 176, 177, 178, 183, 184, 189







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172




173,


180,


182
48

74


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29
197

200
179


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168,


175


...


40,


171,


173


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...


72


■■■




177,


198
196


...


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163


Ill,


119,


127,


152
129


...




177,


194


... ...


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..


131


...


18, 44,


193


81. 89, 95,


103,


174,


, 195


...


...




147


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...




92



VOO INDEX.






Page.


Meal,


127


Measures,


57


Merchants' Hall and Land,


180, 184


Milk,


51, 53, 135, 180, 184


Mill, Town's,


187


Minto, Stewarts of.


... 174, 175, 184


Montrose Lodgings,


169, 178


Monuments and Statues,


195, 195


Monteith Row,


197


Mortality, Bill of,


17


Music Bells,


188



Newspapers, ... ... ... ... ... ... 186

Occupations in which the community are engaged, ... 8

OUver Cromwell, ... ... ... 179, 180, 181

Organ in St. Andrew's Church, ... ... ... 30

Outer High Church, 178, 181

Parliament, Members of, ... ... ... 1 85

Parliamentary grant to the town, ... ... ... 188

Parochial Establishments, ... ... ... 114,123

Patronage, Church, ... ... ... ... 190

Pavements, Foot, ... ... ... ... 191

Pawnbrokers, ... ... ... ... 8, 198

Persecution of Citizens, ... ... ... 182

Physicians and Surgeons, ... ... ... 173, 180

Plague, ... ... ... 164,173,174,178,179

Police, ... ... ... ... 90, \^^

Poor, 107, lis, 121, 127, 150, 16S, 169, 173, 179, 181, 185, 192

Poor Rates, ... ... ... ... 56, 127

Ports of the City, ... 177,178,189

Port Glasgow, ... ... ... ... 182

Power-Loom Mill, ... ... 194

Population, ... ... ... ... ••• 1,9

Potatoes, Weight of, ... ... ... ... 74

Preaching days, ... ... ... 173, 174, 180

Presbytery of Glasgow, ... ... ... 184

Prisoners, ... ... ... .•• 82, 89, 98

Printing, ... ... ••. •■. ... 188

Processes, Number of, ... ... ... ... 86

Property Tax, Amount of, ... ... ... 131

Property, Value of, ... ... ... ... 130

Pi-ovan, Lands of, ... ... ... ... 180

Provisions, ... ... ... ... 132, 134

Provosts of Glasgow, ... ... ... ... 92

Psalms, Version of ... ... ... ... 179



INDEX. ^^07

Page.

Rectors of the University, ... ... ... ... 39

Registers, Parochial, 10, 25, 27, 168

Regiments belonging to Glasgow, 183, 18G, 188, 191, 193

Religious Denominations, ... ... ..- ... 30, 155

Rental of Houses, &c 128

Repentance Stools, ... ... ... ... ... 178

Riot, Weavers' 192

River Clyde, 186, 190, 192, 196

Rope Manufactory, ... ... ... ... ... 184*

Sabbath, observance of 170, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 184.
Saint Andrew's Church, ... ... ... ... ... 188

Saint Enoch's Church, 165,192

Saint George's Church, ... ... ... ... ... 195

I Schools, 4.1, 123, 157, 171, 174, 179, 181-, 192, 193, 196, 198
Scots, Mary Queen of, in Glasgow, ... ... ... 167

See of Glasgow, 36, 163, 164..

Session General, 110, 116, 179, 180, 184-

Sewers common, ... ... ... ... 192

Shawfield's mob, ... ... ... ... ... ... 187

Shipping Port for Glasgow, ... ... ... 180, 181

Shops, number of ... ... ... ... ... 128

Society, state of, in Glasgow, ... ... ... ... 201

Societies, Friendly ... ... ... ... ... IHQ

Special Commission, ... ... ... ... ... 94<

Statistical Table, 1 32

Steam Boats, ... ... ... ... ... ... 196

Steam Engines, 190, 193

Stipend of Ministers, ... ... ... ... 34, 170

Squalor Carceris, ... ... ... ... ... 88

Swearers, ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 177

Taylor's, Principal, Funeral, ... ... ... 200

Taxes, 131

Teachers, ... ... ... ... ... 8

Theatre, ... ... ... ... 175, 189

Town Hall, ... ... ... ... 187, 188

Trades' Land, ... ... ... ... 184

Trade, state of, in Glasgow ... ... 5o, 164, 166

Tread Mill, ... ... ... 105

Treason, Commission for trying High, ... ... 93

Tron Church, ... 166, 171, 177, 193

Typhus Fever, ... ... ... ... ... ... 197

Type making, 188

Union with England, ... ... ... 2, 185

University, 39, IG5, 172, 175, 18J, 182, 194, 196, 200



^08 INDEX.



Vaccination,
Volunteers,

Wages of Workmen,
War, unla^^•fu]ness of,
Water, supply of
Water Baillie,
Weavers unemployed,
Weights and Measures,
Wells, Public,
Whipping, Public,
Witchcraft,
Working Classes,
Wynd Church,



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