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brazilletto, 271. to 301. per ton. Cochineal (garbled), 21. to 21. 45. Gyatimala indigo, of different colours, from 6s. 3d. to 125. 3d. ; Caraccas ditto, from 6s. to.12s. ; and Brazil ditto, from 25. 61. to 55. per Ib.
FRANCE.-The importation of corn from France into London, during six months, has been such as to produce the vast sum of 1,382,3501. sterling. Such a traffic as ebis ' must inducitsbly drain the country of its specie, and pour wealth into the lap of the common enemy; but we must be content to continue it as long as we can, and to exchange gold against that which cannot be dispensed with; the first necessary of life. The following article explains the footing upon which the commerce with France stands, according to the latest determination of Buonaparte. Extract of a Letter from the Minister of the Interior, ro tbe Prefect of tbe Seine.
Paris, March 12, 1810.' 1. The licences will contain, as before, an obligation to export thre colourths of the çonnage in agricultural produce, of the growth of France; half the cargo to consist of wine or brandy; the other fourth to be coniposed at pleasure of whatsoever articles are permitted to be exported by our custom-laws.
2. Licensed vessels may import all such articles of produce and merchandise as are permitted by our laws; in which are not included tobacco, cotton wool, and yarn, cotton cloths, co. lonial and East and West India produce; excepting, nevertheless, dye-woods, guiacum, drugs used for the purpose of dying, shumac, Peruvian bark, and medical drugs. A list of the articles coming under the denomination of drugs for dying, will be contained in a special in. -struction co be given by the counsellor of state, the director general of the customs.
3. The licenses shall be paid for at the rate of 20 francs* per ton, and in proportion to the burchen of the vessel; but the maximum for any license is fixed at 600 francs it that is to say, there will be no aditional charge for any burthen above 300 tons.
4. The outfitter on being informed that the license is in the hands of the prefect, will repair to the office of the receiver-general of the department, or that of the receiver for the district, where he will deposit the fee, payable at the rate of 20 francs per con. The license will be delivered to biin on producing the receipt.
HOL'LAND. A treaty has been concluded between this country and France, one article of which is interesting to commercial men. It runs thus: “Until Great Britain shall rescind those orders in council of the year 1807, all commerce shall be prohibited between England and Holland.”All merchandise of English manufacture is prohibited in Holland. It is also decreed, that all merchandise imported by American vessels, that have arrived in tha ports of Holland since the 1st of February, 1809, shall be put under sequestration.
BALTIC,—The holders of Baltic produce have become less anxious to sell, in consequence of the last accounts received from Gottenburgh, which give reason to apprehend, that our intercourse with the ports of the Baltic, during the ensuing season, will be more obstructed than formerly. Added to this, the government contract for hemp has had the effect of raising the prices both at London and Hull; and the holders of course are daily in hopes of obtaining better prices. --By a late royal ordinance it appears that colonial produce is to be excluded from all the Prussian harbours, except those of Stettin and Konigsberg. -The king of Sweden has, with the rest of the continental sycophants, who wear crowns, acceded to the non-importation system of the French emperor, and has consented to shut his ports against English goods and manufactures of whatever description, with the exception of salt, sufficient for the consumption of his kingdom. Swedish iron, in bass, fetches from 211. to 231 10s, per con; ditto pitch, from 21s. to 23s. per cwt and ditto tar, froin 47s. toʻ485. per barrel. Stockholm deals, 671. to 701. ; Memel ditto, 351. to 361. and Dantzic, 21. 125. ro 21. 1656
IRELAND.It is with pain we are obliged to state under this head, that the permission to distil spirits from grain, win.ch was lately extended to Ireland, has proved lamencably detri, mental to the interests of the principal West India houses at Dublin and Cork;- several of whom, having speculated too deeply in sugars, bave been necessitated to call' meetings of their creditors. The provision-trade is flourishing, and the manufactures of the north are in a most prosperous state.
Prices oi Canal, Dock. Fire-office, and Water Works, Shares, &c. 21st April, 1810. Grand Junction Canal, 2501. per share.-- Wilts and Berks ditto, 591. dicto.-Kennet and Avon ditto, 461. ditto Huddersfield dicto, 401..ditto.-Lancaster ditto, 251. 10s. ditto.-Grand Surry ditto, 801. ditto.-110,dun ditto, 501. ditto. -Globe Fire and Lite Insurance, 1281. per share. Albion ditto, 601. ditio. - Imperial Fire ditto, 731. ditto.-Rock Lite Assurance, 6s. per share, premium.-London Dock Stuck, 1301. per cent.-West India ditto, 1751. ditto.-.-East India ditto, 1341. dillo.-Commercial ditto, 921. per share premiuni.- East London Water Works,
* 168. 81: sterling + 25l.
MONTHLY MAG. No, 198.
[May 1, 2391. per share.. West Middlesex ditto, 1801. ditto. -Kent ditto, 431. per share premium. At the Office of Messrs. Wolfe and Co. Canal, Dock, and Stock, Brokers, No. 9, 'Change Alley, Cornhill,
The average prices, of Navigable Canal Property, Dock Stock, Fire-office Shares, &c. in April 1810, (to the 25th) at the Office of Mr. Scott, 28, New Bridge-street, London.Siaffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, dividing 401. per share clear per annum, 7301. 10 7351.--Grand function, 2501. to 2531.-Monmouthshire, Sl. per share half yearly, 1421.Swansey, 1101.mceeds and Liverpool, 1881.-Kennett and Avon, 481. to 451. 105.- llilts ard Berks, 531. to 601.--Huddersfield, 411. 10s.-Dudley, 481. 105.- Rochdale, 471.-Peak Forest, 661.-Ellesmere, 801.-Lancaster, 261.-Croyeon, 481. 481. 10s.- Worcester and Birmingham New Shares, 51. 105. premium.-East India Dock Stock, 1351.- London Dock, 1301.-Commercial dicto, 901. premium, ex-dividend..Globe Assurance, 1981. to 1501 Thames and Medway, 421. to 441. premium. -Ashby.de-la-Zouch, 221. 10s.-Surand Bridge, 21. per cent. discount, to 41.
NATURALIST'S MONTHLY REPORT.
Neglected now the early daisy lies,
Nor thou, pale primrose, bloom'st the only prize. DURING the greatest part of the present month the wind has been easterly. The un
usual check which vegetation bas sustained in consequence of this, is supposed to have been injurious to the wheat crops; and some of the farmers, in despair of their recovering the damage they have received, have been induced to plough them in. The 140b was a peu culiarly cold and unpleasant day; the wind blowing very fresh. From the 17th to the 22d, the weather was scasonable and fine; but from the 22d to the 25th, the wind was extremely piercing. On the 26th it changed from east to west; in which quarter it chiefs continued till the end of the month,
March 5. In warm and sheltered places the leaves of the bramble are beginning to appear. The pilewort (ranunculus ficaria) is in flower.
March 9. The evening of ihis day was unusually pleasant. Redbreasts, larks, and thrushes, were singing in almost every quarter. The partridges also were caliing to each other in the fields in no inconsiderable number.
March 10. At a meeting of the inhabitants of the place from whence this report is writ. ten, the church wardens have received an order not only to give rewards for the destruction of sparrows, but to extend these rewards to all species of small birds. How ignorant are the generality of mankind of their own good! This order includes nò lewer than forty different kinds of birds which do not eat a single grain of corn, but which, in the course of the spring and summer, devour millions of insects, that would otherwise prove infinitely more injurious to the farmer than all the sparrows which haunt bis fields, were they ten times more numerous than they are. And even with respect to sparrows, which are certainly is some measure injurious to the crops, were the farmer but seriously to reflect that the Al. mighty has not formed any race of beings whatever without giving to chem an important destinatior., he would not probably be so anxious for their destruction. It has been satisfactor sily ascertained that a single pair of common sparrows, while their young ones are in the nest, destroy on an average above sbree ebousand caterpillars every week! At this rate, it all the species of small birds were to be extirpated, whiat would then become of the crops !
March 14. The daffodil (marcissus pseudo-sercissus,) smaller periwinkle (vinca sise,) sweet violet, and dandelion, are in fower.
Murcb 18. Several species of willows begin to put forth their catkins.
March 20. The seven spol' ed lady.bugs (coccinella septem. punciata,) are seen on almost sli che hedge banks which are exposed to the sun.
As I was this day walking along the side of a hedge, my attention was called to a large bee which was huir.ming about a particular spot. I soon leard a rustling in the bottom of the hedge, at a little distance, which at first I supposed might be occasioned by a lizard, Standing perfectly still, a stoat an along before me. For a moment it was stariled by my presence, but heedless of that, it immediately afterwards made a dart towards the bet. Whether the animal mistook the noise made by the bee for that of a bird, or whether these quadrupeds (although they are known to dislike honey) may occasionally devour bees, as well as other insects, I ain ignorant.
March 21, The corn horse-rail (equisetum arvense,) hutter cups (ranunculus acris,) marsh marygold (caliba palustris,) water purslare (montia fontana,) ruc-leaved saxitrage (saxia fraga rridactyluses,) and primroses, are in flower.
March 25. He had, this dav, a remarkably high tide, without any apparent cause; and consequently expected a storm from the south or south-west to follow. (See the Report for 3
November, 1807.) The wind indeed on the next day changed from east to west, and blews somewhat fresh, but we have escaped the storm.
March 29. Bees are now flying in considerable nembers about the catkins of some species of willows.
March se. Swallows and martins were this day seen in flight. The arrival of these birds is earlier by several days than usual. The rev. Mr. White; in his Natural History of Selborne, states that of the swallow to be generally about the 13th, and that of the marria the 16th of April.
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. THE fine weather towards the close of the month has been very favourable to the young
wheats in must places, having tended much to recover those of the late sown kinds in different situations, but the great destruction of plants in many cases render thein thin' upon the ground, and backward in growth. Vegetation in general has been greatly pushed forward within the two last weeks, as is constantly the case after such cold wet late seasons.
The putting in of the seed was perhaps scarcely ever more retarded, from the constant wetness and general unfavourableness of the whole of the last, and the beginning of the present, month. Much work of this sort is in consequence still to be per.ormed, especially in the more low districts
Green crops, as we long since suggested, have almost wholly failed, especially turnips of the common kind; this has been particularly the case in many parts of Norfolk, and the neighbouring counties, from which great losses, and vast expenses have been sustained in the sheep-stock for the purchase of other necessary articles. This must of course inhance the price of mutton and lamb, unless the season becomes very fine and warm.
The supplies of wheat have lately been much on the decline at the market in Mark Lane, but the further importations that may now be expected from Holland, will most probably obviate the inconvenience, and keep down the price, which must otherwise have advanced... Wheat fetches from 645. Co 86s. per quarter; Rye, 40s, to 48s.; Barley, 345. lv 468.; Oats, 22s. to 28s.
The backwardness of the season has, in some degree, rendered the supplies of fat stock, particularla sheep and lambs, less abundant than is mostly the case at this period of the year. - Beef secches from 5s. to os. per stone of 81b.; Mutton, 5s..4d. to os. 41.; Veal, 5s. to 6s 3d. ; Pork, 65. to 6s 8d ; Lamb, 7s. to 85. 4d.
The price of hay has lately been somewhat higher in the different London markets. Hay fetches from 3). 10s. to 71,; Straw, 31. to 31. 14s.
Highest, 62o. April 23. Wind E E.
Lowest, 30. March 26 and April 12th.
On the morning of Greatest 49 hun. the mercury was as Greatest
the 12th the mercury variation in dredths of low as 98.97, but variation in
stood at 30°, and on
10°. 24 hours. an inch, on the preceding 24 hours.
the next day at the morning it stoort
same hour it was at at 29 46.
40°. The quantity of rain fallen this month is equal to rather more than two inches in depth, On more than half the days since the last report, sain has fallen in greater or less quantities į but since the 15th the weather has been remarkably fair and brilliant.
The average height of the barometer for the whole month is equal to 29.433, and that of the thermometer which marks the temperature is equal to 45° nearly. The wind has been chiefly in the easterly points, and the temperature is lower than usual for the month. The spring, as exhibited by vegetation and the verdure of the fields and gardens, is very backward, a circumstance by no means to be regretted in this changeable climate. The south-easterly winds have several mornings brought us thick fogs, which she-sun has usually dispersed with great rapidity. Highgate, April, 1810.
PRICES or STOCKS, from the 26th of MARCH, to the 25th of APRIL, both inclusive.
Excheq. l Bills.
11 P. 7381
12 P. 12 P.
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N. B. In the s per Cent. Consols the highest and lowest prices ave given; in the other Stochs, Ilie henches only.
Wm. TURQUANV, Stock und Excluunge Broker, No. 9, St. Michael's Allevi Cornbill. THE
JUNE 1, 1810.
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A: long as thore who write are ambitious of making Converts, and of giving their Opinions a Maximum of
Infuence and Celebrity, the most extentively circulated Miscellany will repay with the greatca Ettect tho Curiosity of thore who read either for Amusement or Initruction.-JOHNSON,
ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. time to place myself upright in a chair, SIR,
where I sat resting myself upon my AVING at a very early age been elbows, and with my feet upon the myself for commercial pursuits, in which horizontal posture,) before I underwent my father was engaged with that coun- a sense, as it were, of immediate suffoca. try, and afterwards residing for several tion. The fits generally continued, with years in my destined capacity of a mer- short intermissions, from thirty-six hours chant at Marseilles, in the south of to three days and nights successively; France, happy in vigorous hcalth, and during which time I have often, in the with a constitutional disposition of the sceming agonies of death, given myself most sanguine character, . it was over, and even wished for that termina tural, nay it was alınost inevitalile, that tion of iny
miseries. I should fall in with the luxurious It was in a great measure in vain that indulgences of that delicious climate. I consulted the most eminent physicians
Upon my subsequent return to Eng- of the metropolis; Đr. Baillie, sic"Walter land, I formed an intimacy scarcely less Farquhar, Dr. Reid, Dr. Blackburne, seductive, with some of the most hospi- Dr. Bree, and latterly Mr. Brandish, table and convivial gentlemen-sportsmen who was reported to have cured the duke in the county of Berks; where I spent of Sussex ; none of these gentlemen some of the happiest moments of my afforded me any thing more than a life in social and bigli-spirited enjoy- transient and tantalizing relief. But here ment.
I must not omit my obligations to Dr. This career of pleasure was however Reid, whose rational practice, and soon interrupted by the depredations it friendly attendance, afforded me the produced upon my constitution: the only consolation to be obtained under first signs of impaired strength, and such an accumulation of suffering; or to clouded rivacity, were soon succeeded Dr. Blackburne, and Dr. Breo, for the by the most severe and aftlicting attacks most feeling and gentlemanly manners of spasmodic asthma, which returned at and attention. An amiable friend and intervals of eight or ten days with such most respectable surgeon at Hackney, cruel violence, that all the agreeable first persuaded me to sinoke the divine anticipations of life becaine in a manner stramonium, to which I owe altogether extinguished; and during the course of my present freedom from pain, and several vears, I was afraid to indulge renewed capacity of enjoyment. It is in the hopes of recovery from my com- the root only, and lower part of the stem plaint. At last, by a most fortunate of this plant, which seem to possess its accident, I was induced to make trial of anti-asthmatic virtue: these should be an herb called stramonium ; from which cut into small pieces, and put into a auspicious moment I have been restored, common tobacco-pipe, and ihe sinoke not merely to a toleratle, but to a com- must be swallowed, together with the fortable and reasonably happy, state of saliva produced by the smoke; after existence.
wbich the sufferer will, in a few minutes, The asthmatic paroxysm usually be relieved froin all the convulsive heava came on about two o'clock in the morn. ings, and probably drop into a comforta ing, wben I was suddenly surprised from able sleep, from which he will awake sleep with violent convulsive heavings refreshed; and, in general, perfectly of the chest; and I was scarcely allowed recovered: at least, this is the invariable MontyLY Mac. No. 199.