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vestry books of the united parishes of St. Edmund the King and St. Nicholas Acons, for entries relative to the family of Pope; and, understanding that the inquiry was for a literary purpose, no fee was charged—an instance of liberality which, though only suitable to the character of that learned and eminent divine, is well deserving of public acknowledgment. To Dr. William Beattie, the biographer of Campbell, the Editor is indebted for a series of invaluable assistance, in consulting books and manuscripts only accessible in London, and otherwise facilitating inquiries by his friendly zeal and extensive knowledge of literature.

Inverness, July 25, 1853.

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