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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.
“ 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.
COURSE OF EXCHANGE.
Jan. 26. 30ch. Feb. 2. Oth. 9th. 13th. 10th. 200ni. 1810. Amsterdam, 2 Us. 31 6 31
41 31 4) 31 41 31 4) 31 4 31 Ditto, Sight 31 9 31 71 30 7 30 7 30 71 32 71 30 7 30 71 Rotterdam,
9 15 9 14
9 191 9 14 9 1.1 9 13 9 14 9 1.11 Hamburgh, 28 6 28 628 628 6 98
6 23 61 28 6 28 61 Altona,
7 28 7 28 7 28 7 18 7 28 7 28 7 Paris, 1 day dace.. 19 16 19 60 19 61 19 6 19 10 19 10 19 10 19 10 Ditto, ? Us.
20 19 10 19 10 19 10 19 14 19 14 19 14 19 14 Rourdeaux,
20 19 10 19 19 19 10 19 14) 19 14 19 14 19 14 Madrid, Ditto, effective
44 Cadiz Ditto, effective ..
41 10% 401
41 11 41
11 41 Palermo,
125 125 Leghorn
61 61 61 61 61 61 Genoa
561 Venice 52 32 52
52 52 32 52 Naples...
65 65 65 6.3 65 671 65 654 Rio Janeiro..
71 71 71 71 71 Malta....
55 55 54 54
361 Dablin 10 94
94 Cork 9th 10 10 10 10
10 10 10
WM. TURQUAND, Exchange and Stock Broker, No. 9, St. Michael's Alley, Cornhill,
NATURALISTS MONTHLY REPORT.
Reviving Winter Monto.
And stiffen'd into gens the drops are seen.
been mislaid and lost In the morning of the 13th, however, I find that the wind, which had been westerly, had suddenly changed to the east, and was very cold and piercing. In the night of the 13th there was a hard trost, 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 afternoon of the 18th, but it was again easterly before the close of the day. In the nights of the 18th and 19ch, the frost was peculiarly severe. We had some snow in the afternoon of the 22d, but it continued on the ground only during the next day. Although the wind was easterly cill the end of the month, a thaw commenced on the 23d, 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 bad rain.
In the early part of the month a green sand-piper was shot. This is a rare bird in England, particularly in the southern districts. Ic chiefly frequents the lakes and rivulers of moana tainous countries, and is seldom seen near the side In several parts of Switzerland, it is said to be a very common bird.
In the Report for March list, 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 shut within a few miles of the same place. !t is certainly an unusuad circumstance to see these animals, in their white winter's dress, in a county which lies so far south as Hampshire.
January 12th.' Redbreasts approach the houses, and are now almost the only birds which are heard to sing
When, liowever, the days are occasionally warmer than usual, the blacke birds and thrushes do not neglect to cheer the gloomy scenery with their song; and I likewise sometimes hear the :wittering notes of the wren.
January 13ths. The season for sal.non-fishing commencer with the beginning of the month; but hitherto only three fish have been caught in our rivera. The first, which
weighed seventeen pounds, was on new-year's day; the second weighed twenty pounds; and the third was not quite so large 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 in flower: chickweed, purple dead nettle (lamium purpuvexm), 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 right 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 come 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. T'he power-buds of the Laurustinus are beginning to open in sheltered and warm situations.
January 31st. Of indigenous plants, the following are now in Aower: Groundsel (senecie vulgaris) wall-flower, (obeirantius fruticulosus) and Dandelion; and in gardens the buds of the snow.drop and Hepatica will soon expand their petais.
Errata in our last Report. For “erveret,” read “ leveret ;" and omit the comma after the word leisure, 1. 4 from the end.
MONTIILY BOTANICAL REPORT. Of the monthly botanical publications, we have not, for some time, had to notice any but
the Botanical Magazine, and English Borany : 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 partfof his Prodromus Flor ce Græce; and the Linpean Society 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. Mc. Gawler observes, that this species has been confounded with alafeha, which is very distinct, and that the Yucca gloriosa of the Botanist's Repository, is really the alcifolia of Linnæus. The synonymy of this piant seems to be very complete.
Iris pumila var. vislacea. The purple and yellow 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 :hem in the magazine. Mr. Gawler shows the ditficulty of ascertaining the Linnean species; the one here figured is usually called bifiora in the nurseries. The biflora of Lineus, 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 ona 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 how. exer, there is a considerable difference in the length of the nectarium. We have 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 her fire-skiceas and tables, if the quantity of labour should not deter her from the updat:king.
Nigelia or antalis. Nigella Hispanica. Garidelia Nigeduserum. Nigella and Garidella are 80 nearly alied, that we are glad to see these three planis, which inutually iilustrate each or her, brought together.
The English Butany for February, except three species of mint, contains no other phenogamic plant.
Nientha gentilis. The original of the variegated variety, which is so universally cultivated by cottagers, in several counties of England, é..d so billy tiled Osliga Mist. Welare found this species in a cich on Stroud's Gree', sie is Horrisey, and obs.rve the character men. tioned by Dr. Smidi, o'the sincothness of the lever she c:lyxundortie peduncles to to be constant, though in some specimens of Mentha genialis from Sidens, it does not appear to be se)
Mintha ortensis. This figure dues not appear at all characteristic of the habit of the plant. Mentha agrestis of Sole, and considered by Smith, in his Liora Britannic , as a variety or M.
The two figures, as here given, are certainly so much alike, that they can handly be supposed to represent two distinct species; but r.cither of them gives us an idea of Mentha arvensis, as it has usually occursed to our observation.
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. THE young heats have. in most places, experienced a seasonable check by the severity
of the frosts in the beginning of the month, and those that were early sown will probably now turn out good crops.
Mo:t 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 ben 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 teinis.
l'he prices of grain have continued pretty much the same as our last, which is an ex. tremely favorable çircumstance for the country.- Wheat fetches from 73s. to 102s. per quarter; Rye, 425 to 18s.; Barley, 30s. to 42s. ; Oats, 205 to 258.
All sorts of stock, buth fat and lean, still keep up to cheir former prices.--Beef fetches from 4s. 6d. to 6s. piş stone of 8b.; Murton, 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 6l. 10s. ; Clover, 61. to 71. 158. ; 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 BEPORT. Obsertations on the State of the Weather, from the 24th of January, 1810, to the 21th of February 1810, inclusive, Four Miles N.N.W. of St. Paul's. Barometer.
Tbermometer. Highest, 50-07. Feb. 21. Wind N.
Highest, 40°. Feb. 8. Wind South.
On the 22d the mere
cury was as low au 920 Greatest
mercury stood at variation in 5 tenths variation in
about 8 in the mornof an inch.
29:50, and on the 24 hours. 94 hours.
ing, but at same hour 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 fallen since our last Report; huc from circumstances it is supposed to be about equal to two inches and a half in depth. There has indeed been tain 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 montli is 36.21. We had a good deal of severe weacber between the 1.1th and 22d inclusive, but the remainder 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 considerable, as to 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 8o at Camden Town; as, howe ever, we noted our's very accurately, we suspect this prodigious difference must have arisen from some suddeo evaporation, or other cause, not immediately connected with, or dependent upan, the state of the atmosphere.
At Sbide, in the Isle of Wight, the average temperature for September, October, November, December, 1809, and for the first twenty-two days in January, 1310, was as fola lows:
September 570, 7
January 39.00 The quantity of rain fallen at the same place from August to December 31, 1809, was 107 noches in depth.