Scottish Notes and Queries Volume 4

Scottish Notes and Queries Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...service of his King and country, we do most affectionately recommend him to all warranted Lodges, and regular worthy Brethren where Providence may order his lot. "Given under our hand, and seal, at Inverness, this Sixth day of February 1776, and year of Masonry 5776 A.M." The writer of this note is in the possession of a printed copy of a curious trial for libel, raised in the Court of Session circa 1775, by Robert Warrand, then Postmaster of Inverness, in which Capt. John Gregor is called as a witness. In fact the libel had more or less of its origin in a minute passed in St. John's Lodge reflecting on Warrand's discharge of his public duties. II. Alexander Macgregor was appointed Mathematical Teacher, and also Teacher of French class in the Royal Academy, Inverness, on 1st May, 1793. From the recommendations presented to the Directors by him from Rev. Harry Robertson of Kiltearn,1 and Rev. Angus Bethune of Alness, I should think he was a nat1ve of Ross-shire. In addition to Rev. Harry Robertson's strong letter of recommendation, he appeared personally, on the invitation of the Directors, before them to speak to the qualifications of his protect. Mr. Macgregor must have been a successful teacher, for in 1803, on a vacancy occurring in the Rectorship of the Academy, he received the appointment, seemingly without any application on h1s part, being relieved of teaching of French, and having added to his Mathematical class, that of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry. In the words of the Minute of Appointment--"These subjects are so nearly allied, and may be taught by same person, and they have no doubt Mr. Macgregor is sufficiently qualified to teach these branches without interfering with his duty ns Rector." Mr. Macgregor only...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641639
  • 9781236641632