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advantage that either art or nature could bestow, have made
keeping, mathematics, French, and Latin, by a very well qualified teacher, who has lately been procured. The quarterly
Gentlemens Seats.-Of these there are none worthy of notice excepting Sir William Maxwell's, which is a very elegant and commodious edifice, only finished about two years ago. It is fituated on a gently rising ground, near the eastern boundary of the parish, and a short mile from the sea. It has in front, at a small distance, a beautiful lake of clear water, surrounded by a belt of thriving young planting; as also the old family castle, rearing its head amidst a clump of lofty trees; while the opposite fide commands a most extenfive and delightful view of the Bay of Luce, the Mull of Galloway, the Rock of Bigscar, the Isle of Man, and even the mountains of Cumberland and Morn, when the weather is clear.
Rental and Proprietors.—The gross rental of the parish, is about 5 cool.
Sir William Maxwell is by far the largest proprietor, his estate being nearly about one-third of the extent, and twothirds of the value, of the whole surface.
Next to him follow the Earls of Dumfrics, Galloway, and Selkirk, and a few private gentlemen.
Church —The manse and offices are very good, being all of late substantially rebuilt, and covered with slate; and an
xcellent new church was completed about 4 months ago. The The stipend, which is paid a part in money, and a part in vićtual, was augmented last year from about 75 1. to 1 col.; and the glebe, though rather of small fize, is of good quality.