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to 3. per lb.
souchong, 3s. 8d. to 4... 9d. ; pekoe, 4s. to 49 6d. ; hyson, from 38, 7d. to 53. 10d. and upwards; and campoi, from 3s. 6d. tom. per 1b. Sugar, from 41. to 41. 15s. per cwt. Hemp, from 701. to 801. per ton.
China silk, from 38s. to 42s. Sd.; and Bengal dicto, from 925. to 32s. per lb. At the sales which cook place in the East India Company's warehouse (private trade), Messrs. Bowden and Tucker sold 60 chests of East India rhubarb, (duty to be paid) from 1s. to 1s. 3d. ; 1 chest ditto, 6s. 2d.; 13 chests ditto, 3d to 4d.; and 9 chests ditto 1d.
Two chests Jesuic's bark, to 8d. to 5s. 11d.; and 1 chest ditto, 13. 80. per ib. Two chests gum-myrrh, 231. 10s. to 231. 15s. per cwt. Three bags cardamonis, 8s. 4d. to 8s. 5d. per lb. Three casks hellebore, 51. 5s. to 51. 8s. And 3 bags annisee), 61. 17s. to 71. per cwt. Two cannisters saffron, 43s. per 1b. Two casks antimony, 71. Six bales fernel. seeds, 61. 17s, to 71. 3s. Fourteen casks white arsenic, 715. to 713. od ; 14 casks red ditta, 105s. Two bags galls, 88s.; and 2 casks aloes (per Carmarthen, Sept. sale, 1809; duty to be paid) 101. 153. to 111. per cwt. Ten chests Peruvian bark, bonded, 25. 6d. to 5s. 1d. per 1b. Two chests dieto, 1s. 33. per 1b. Five casks verdigris, 4s. 81. to 45. 11d. per lb. Six barrels cortex winteranus, 915 per cwt. Ten casks cantharides, 13s. to 14s. 6d. per Ib. Twenty-six bales East India saflower, 50s. to 55s. per cwt. Three hogsheads bark, 1d.; and 8 førous Carthagena bark, 1s. 6d. to 10s. 9d. per Ib. Sixteen casks gentian, 81s. 10 91š. per cwt. Forty eight chests sagn, (per Huddart, March sale, 1806) 47$. 60 48s. per cwt. Four bottles of oil of cloves, 65s. to 66s. per lb. Ten casks bay-oil, 131. 10s. to 141. And 11 bales balamus aromaticus, 175. per cwt. One case Dutch leaf-metal, all at 131. Eight drums anchovies, 7d. to 8d. Fifty cannisters opium, Sos. And 12 casks smalts, (duty paid) 8d. to 11 d.
Six private ships are arrived within the last month: viz. the Ganges, from Fort St. George; William, from Bombay; Margaret, Porcher, Larkins, and General Wellesley, from Bengal. The following is a specification of their cargoes : cotton, bales 18,455; rice, hags 1,800; ebony, bags 23+; hemp, bales 48; nutmegs and cloves, chests 39; musk, boxes 3; black alá kali, tuns 30; Benjamin, boxes 92; mother o‘pearl shells, bags 12; cornelian, case 1; fattans, bundles 1,500.-- All privilege goods. Besides several other parcels of goods, the particulars of which are not yet known.
NORTH AMERICA. A bill has been passed in the American congress, for the regulation of commercial intercourse. The sum and substance of the restrictions imposed by this bill are :- That America will cheerfully dispose of her own produce, and will as readily receive that of other countries, but the citizens of che United States are to be the sole carriers. No British or French vessel will be permited to enter an American port, and no goods, the pro. duce of Great Britain or France, are to be admitted into America, unless the vessels in which they may be imported are the property of American citizens.-A clandestine trade to a very great extent, is still carried on between this country and America ; and notwithstanding the boasted severity of the commercial restrictions on the other side of the Atlantic, there is every reason to suppose that the government of the United States winks at a species of spurious traffic with which chey cannot well dispense. Georgia cotton fetches from 1s. 6d. to 25 9d. and that of New Orleans from 13. 63. to 1s. 8d. per 15. Pot ashes are tat; the market price varies from 21. 8. to 31. 5. Pearl ditto, fetches from 31. to 31. 13s. Several large cargoes of timber are arrived within a few days, in consequence of which the article has fallen in price.. Two cargoes of timber were sold by auction at Plymouth, towards the commencement of the last month, which brought 8001. less than a similar quantity did two months before. Oak fetches from 101. to 151. 10s. in the London market. Dicto plank, from 111. 10s. to 151. Pine, from 81. to 91. 15s, and ditto plank, from 111. 10s. to 161. per last. Maryland tobacco of sundry colours, sells well at prices, from 5d. to 16d. Dicto Virginia, from 9d. to 11d. This article has fallen in price since our last.
SOUTH AMERICA -The following interesting communication, dated Buenos Ayres, November 4th, 1809, has been recently received.
"A committee of merchants and others has been called by the viceroy. The result of their deliberations is, that this pürt is to be opened to neutral commerce, under certain regulations, of which the following is a transcript.
“ Conditions of Commerce. --All vessels must consign themselves to Spanish merchants.
“The cousignee must present a manifest of cargo, in Spanish, to the administration of che Custom-house, twenty-four hours after arrival.
"All goods are admitted, except those prol:ibited, and shall pay the circular duty agreeably to the tarif; and such goods as may not be in the tarif, shall be valued at the prices of Ecotope.
*** Goods similar to those manufactured in the country shall pay a duty of 1?} per cento over and above the circular
""Ox and cow-hides shall pay the war-tax, on clearance, of 12 per cent. As far as respecto the patriotic-duly, it shall be extinguished.
• Vicienna wool, bark, sheeps' woul, tallow, cocoa, and hair, at certain speció ed prices, to 4 duty of 20 per ceat.
Monthly Commercial Report. [March 1, “ The exportation of either gold or silver is not allowed. All returns must be made in produce of the country, and to take away the same. Vessels may come in ballast, and may bring such goods as are permitted for the negro-trade.
“The Spanish consignee must become bound for the duties, and pay a fourth in fifteen days after having made the dispatch, and the remaining three-fourths in the three following months, that is one-fourth in each month.
“All vessels, friends, and neutrals,shall be admitted, and nust receive a custum-house officer on board, as is usual with other vessels, and shall deposit their papers in the Secretariodel Governor's office, until a visit is past for sailing.
“The Spanish consignee must not sell by rersil, on account of any foreigner. “The interdiction of wine, oil, vinegar, and spirituous liquors (except rum) is probibited."
Such are the regulations by which Spanish America is once more thrown open to British traders. We trust the latter will make a temperate use of those privileges, by avoiding wild speculation, and instead of sending out cargues of old shopkeepers, that they will consult their own interests by asserting their cargoe consignments, and shipping marketable gools only. By the latest accounts received from the Brazils, we learn that British yoods are in small request there, and that for printed cottons in particular, there is scarcely any demand. Pernambucca cotton sells from 23. 1d. to 25. 3.d. and Maranhu froin 13. 10d. 10. 2s. 1d. per 16. Guatimala indigo, from 5s. 6d. to 11s. 9d. and Caracca dittw, from is. 64. to 11s. 91. per 1b. Brazil indigo, of which there is but an inconsiderable quastity in the market, fetches from 2s. Ed. to is. Buenos Ayres hides, from 5d. to 90. per 1b.
WEST INDIES.' In our last report we entered our protest against the importation of the produce of the island of Bourbon, a measure, which if carried into effect, would undoubtedly prove highly detrimontal to the interests of West India traders in general. It was then reported and believed, that Bourbon either was, or would be, abandoned by our troups, but it is now known that an expedition is fitting out by our government; the object of which is of a two-fold nature, not only to retain Bourbon, but to reduce the Isle of France. Shoulo there be any design of bringing home the produce of those islands, we have only to express a hope that the importers will be required to give bond for its re-exportation. Sugars are dull of sale," and they have fallen in price. The produce of the different islands varies from about 31. 16s. to 41. 8s.; coffees were pretty brisk about the commencement of the month, but they now begin to decline. Jamaica is down about 2s. per cwt. within the last week. Rum, particu. larly commor Leeward, though remarkably dull in the London market, has suld well at Liverpool. At the latter place about 600 puncheons were lately purchased it 43. 11. The London prices are, of Jamaica, 15. 4d. to 6s. and Leeward Islands, Ss. 9d. to 4s. 6d. per gallon. Jamaica log wood (chipt) fetches from 271. to 291. per ton. The unshipt is uncertain. The last Guzette contains an order in council, relative to West India commerce, wbich want of roon, obliges us to omit this month; it shall however appear in our next Report.
HOLLAND.-Our trade with this country, such as it has been, is likely to be entirely an. nihilated by the intrigues of the French Binpesor. Oi ehis subject we shall possibly be enabled to speak more tully in our next Report.
Prices of Canal, Dock, Fire-officw, Water Works, &c. &c. 12th February, 1810.-London Dock Stock, 1351. per cent.-West India iliton, 1821. ditiu. ---East India dillo, 135l. ditto.East Country dicco, 811. ditto.--Commercial ditto, 901. per siure premium. - Ord Junction Canal, 2131. per share.--Grand Susry dirty, 311. ditto.- Kennet and Avon ditto, 191. ditto Wilts and Borks ditto, 521. ditto.-Muddersfield uitro, 12. ciio.-Lancaster dicto, 431. ditto. Rochdale ditto, 441. ditto.-Croydop dillo, 501. ditto.--Leeds and Liverpool dirto, 1901. ditto Thames and Medway dicto, 131. per sbare premium.--East London Water Works, 1881. per share.-West Middlesex ditto, ' 1491. dipro, Kent hielo sil. per share premium.Portbea Island, ditiv, 571. ditto-Purisca and Tarlington ditio, 311. ditio. -Strand Bridge, 20s, disco. Vauxhall ditto, lus dico-Globe Asurance, 1391 per sbare.itibion dicto, oll. difto.-Imperial slietu, iol dito.--Rock Life ASSANCE", os. per share, premium.Acche Ollice of Messrs, Woire and Co. Canal, Lock, and Souch Brukers, No. 9, Change Alley, Cornhill
The avera e prices of Naviguble Can. Proparty, Doc. Stock, Fire-o fice Shares, &c. in Fe. bruary, 1810, (to the litb) ai the Office at Mr. Scots, 48, New Bridye street, London.'The Trent and alersey er (stjad Tomok Navigation, 1035l. 10501. dividing 10 nett per annum.-Stafforus ire and Worcestershire, 7131 dividing 101. pete pronun.--Monsouthshire, 31. per share half yearly 13th. to 1361 --needs and Liverpool, tool. to 188.--Grand Junction, 2401. co 2-.-Kennet und dvos, 301. 481. 191 -- Wilts and Berks, 511, 105 to 551.- Huddersfield, 111. 10s.--Dudiey, 49).-- Rochdale, 16.--Ellesmere, 801.-- Lancaster, 241. to 251.-Grand Surrey Oid Share's * 051. with new ditlo attached, at por.-West India Dock Stock at 1821. per cent. ex-dividend of 51. per ceut. nett half yearly.---East Inuia ditto, 1351.- London Dock; 1.361. co 1561. 105.ex-dividend 21. 15s. nett, half-yearly 1351.-Com. mercial ditto, 901. premium, ex dividend. --Globe Assurance, 1991. per share, ex-dividend, 31. nece half-yearly. --Atlas, par.--East London Water Works, 2271. 281. Portsmouth and Far. lington ditco, 141. premium, with new subscription attached.--Thames asd Mednay, 421. to 141. premium, si-Basingstoke, 35L to 371. 105. -Ashby-de la-Zouchp 221. 10s. 3
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WM. TURQUAN), Exchange and Stock Broker, No. 9, St. Michael's Alley, Cornbil,
NATURALIST'S MONTILY REPORT,
Reviving Winter Montb.
And stiffen'd into gems the drops are seen.
been mislaid and lost In the morning of the 13th, however, I find that the wind, wbicia had been westerly, had suddenly changed to the east, and was very cold and piercing. la che night of the 13th there was a liard frost, which continued for several days afterwards The weather during this time was fine, but extremely cold. On the 17th, the rivers were, in some places, frozen over. The wind was southerly in the morning and afcernoun of the 18th, but it was again easterly before the close of the day. In the nights of the 18th and 19th, the frost was peculiarly severe. We had some snow in the afternoon of the 22d, best it continued on the ground only during the next day. Although the wind was easterly cill the end of the month, a chaw commenced on the 232, which lasted till the evening of the 27th. The frost again set in, and continued for about three days, when the wind changed, and we had rain.
In the early part of the month a green sand-piper was shot. This is a rare bird in England, particularly in the souchern districes. le chiefly frequents the lakes and rivulets of mouna tainous countries, and is seldom seen paar the sea. in several parts of Switzerland, it is said to be a very common bird.
In the Report for March last, I mentioned that a white weasel had several times been seen about the premises of a farm-yard in this neighbourhood : an ermine or white stoat, has, this month, been shoe within a few miles of ihe same place. !t is certainly an unusuad circumstance to see these animals, in their white winter's dress, in a county which lies se far south as Hardpshire.
January 19th. Redbreasts approach !he houses, and are now almost the only birds which are heard to sing. When, liowever, the days are occasionally warmer than usual, the blackie birds and thrushes do not neglect to cheer the gloomy scenery with their song; and I like. wise sometimes hear the :wittering notes of the wren.
January 18th. The season for salimon.fishing commenced with the beginning of the month, but hitherto only thrcc fish have beca caught in our rivers. The firsi, which
Monthly Botanical Report. (March 1, weighed seventeen pounds, was on new-year's day; the second weighed twenty pounds; and the third was not quite so iarge as the first.
January, 20th. The catkins of the alder and hazel are nearly ready to burst. I this day observed the following plants to be is flower : chickweed, purple dead nettle (lamium purpureum), daisy, and furze.
No additional quantity of wild-fowl appears to have yet been driven in by the severe weather which we have experienced for the last seven ur eight days.
January 24th. In consequence of the surface of the earth having been loosened by the thaw of last night, I this morning remarked that the earth-worms had conie out of the ground during the night in great numbers. Some of the pastures were, in particular spots, almost covered with the earth that they had thrown up.
January 29th. The flower-buds of the Laurustinus are beginning to open in sheltered and warm situations.
January 31st. Of indigenous plants, the following are now in flower: Groundsel (senecio vulgaris) wall-power, (cbeiranebus fruticulosus) and Dandelion; and in gardens the buds of the snow.drop and Hepatica will soon expand their petals.
Errara in our last Report.--For “ eweret," sead“ leveret ;" and omit the comma after the word leisure, 1. 4 from the end.
MONTHLY BOTANICAL REPORT. Of the monthly botanical publications, we have not, for some time, had to notice any but
the Botanical Magazine, and English Botany : all the others, either unable to cope with the difficulties of the times, or from the leisure of their authors being occupied with other pursuits, have been dropped, or at least suspended.
Dr. Smith has lately published the first partlot his Prodromus Floræ Græcz; and the Linpéan Suciety have published a part of the tenth volume of their Transactions : but of these works we must defer any further notice till another opportunity.
The Botanical Magazine for the last month contains :
Yucca gloriosa. Mr. Gawler observes, that this species has been confounded with alsfolia, which is very distinct, and that the Yucca gloriosa of the Botanise's Repository, is really the aloifolia of Linnæus. The synonymy of this piant seems to be very complete.
Iris pumila var. vislaced. The purple and yeilow varieties of this species have appeared before. In all these three, something generally different from each other, besides the colour of the flowers, may be observed, which to us leads to a doubt whether they may not in reality be distinct species; we are therefore glad to see good figures of all of them in the magazine. Mr. Gawler shows the difficulty of ascertaining the Linnean species; the one here figured is usually called biflora in the nurseries. The biflora of Linnus, according to the synonym from Besler, appears to Mr. Gawler, to be a dwarf variety of the subbifiora of the Botanical Magazine.
Narcissus triandrus var. luteus. As this appears to be precisely the same variety as the one figured in an early number of the magazine, we do not see the reason of repeating it here; it cannot have been an oversight, because the former one is quoted. In the two figures however, there is a considerable difference in the length of the nectarium. We nave heard a story of this species having been found apparently wild, somewhere in the north of England ; but we have no doubt that this is a mistake.
Mimosa pubescens. This appears to us to be one of the most beautiful figures in the work, and we doubt not will be selectej by many a fair artist :o ornament hier firc-skreens and tables, if the quantity of labour should not deter her from the undertaking. Nigelia orientalis
. Nigella Hispanica. Garidelia Nigenase-um. Nigella and Garidella are 60 nearly allied, that we are glad to see these three plants, which inutually wilustrate each other, brought together,
The English Butany for February, except three species of mint, contains no other phenagamic plurit. Mentha gentilis
. The original of the variegated variety, which is so universally cultivated by Cottagers, in several counties of England, eid ully olled Oang: Mint. We liave found this species in a ditch on Stroud's Green, tie ir lort.sey, and obs.rve the character mentioned by Dr. Smith, of the spoothness of the lower lifihe calyxundoit e peduncles to to he constant, though in some specimens of Mentha gentilis from gardens, it does not appear t be so.
Mentha arvensis. This figure does not appear at all characteristic of the habit of the plant.
Mentha agrestis of Sole, and considered by Smith, in his FloraBritannis', as a variciy o M. arvensis. The two figures, as here given, are certa.dly so much alike, that they can hardly be supposed to represent two distinct species; but neither of them gives us an idea of Ventha Hrveusis, as it has usually occurred to our observation.
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. THE young wheats have in most places, experienced a seasonable check by the severity
of the frosis in the beginning of the month, and those that were early sown will probably now turn out good crops.
Most sorts of green crops are pretty much in the same state as in last month, and they will probably not go nearly so far in the support of stock as is commonly the case.
The ploughing has b en greatly retarded during the last two months, so that much of it will require to be performed in the ensuing month, which must render it a busy season for the teams.
The prices of grain have continued pretty much the same as our last, which is an ex. tremely favorable circumstance for the country.- Wheat fetches from 78s. to 102s. per quarter; Rye, 42s. to 48s.; Barley, 30s. to 425. ; Oats, 20s. to 258.
All sorts of stock, both fat and lean, still keep up to their former prices.-Beef fetches from 4s. 6d. to 6s. pos stone of 8lb. ; Mutton, 5š. to 6s. 6d. ; Veal, 5s. to 8s. ; Pork, 5s, to 7s.
Good" hay rather looks up in the London markets. Hay fetches from 41. to 61. 10$. ; Clover, 61. to 71. 155. ; Straw, 11. 155. to 21. 13s.
The late snows have done great injury in many places to the sheep, and particularly to the forward lambs, which are soon destroyed by them.
METEOROLOGICAL REPORT. Observations on the State of the Weather, from the 24th of Junuary, 1810, to the 21th of February 1810, inclusive, Four Miles N.N.W. of St. Paul's. Barometer.
Tbermometer. Highest, 30.07. Feb. 21. Wind N.
Highest, 40°. Feb. 8. Wind South.
On the 22d the merOn the 11th the Greatest
cury was as low as 229 Greatest
about 8 in the mornvariation in
of an inch.
ing, but at same hour 24 hours. 12th at the same
on the 23d it stood at hour it had fallen
33.. to 29. Owing to an accident which has occurred by the frost to our rain-gauge, we are unable to give an accurate account of the quantity tallen since our last Report; but from circumstances it is supposer to be about equal to two inches and a half in depth. There has indeed been tuin eleven or twelve days during the present month; but the quantity bas not been great. The average height of the barometer is nearly the same as it was for the last month, viz. 29.63, and the mean temperature for the montlı is 36:21. We had a good deal of severo weacher between the 1.1th and 22d inclusive, but theʻremainder of the period was in general mild. The wind has been chiefly in the west; on some days we had foggy and very dark! weather, and we understand, that on one in particular, the darkness was so considerabie, as tą Cause a suspension of business in the middle of the day for an hour or two.
The thermometer has again been as low as 15°, this was in the morning of the 21st. It stood at the same degree on the 17th of January; we have heard that on the same day, and at the same hour, in January, a thermometer stood as low as 8° at Camden Town; as, how. ever, we noted our's very accurately, we suspect this prodigious difference must have arisen from some sudden evaporation, or other cause, not immediately connected with, or dependent upon, the state of the atınosphere.
Ac Shide, in the Isle of Wight, the average temperature for September, October, November, December, 1809, and for the first twenty-two days in January, 1810, was as fola lows:
September 57. 7
January 39 .00 The quantity of rain fallen at the same place from August to December 31, 1809, was 10-7 inches in depth.