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Kept at Edinburgh, in the Observatory, Calton-hill. N. B.-The Observations are made twice every day at eight o'clock in the morning, and eight o'clock
in the evening.
Wind. Remarks. Ther.
19 / M. 11
Oct. 16 M. 132.987 M. 13 Mill, dull,
M. 42 29.803 M. 441 Mild and
UE. 43 .778 E. 45
very unisty. M. 39 .:70 M. 12
A fine day,
rather dull. 18M. 4. .936 M. 121
M. 41 .355 M. 451
M. 40 .165 M. 411
Frost. morn. .921 E. 11 ) calm.
27 UE. 41 28.895 E. 42
28 E. 36
.366 E. 39
e UE. 3.3
and cold. (M. 44 .590 M. 44
30 UE. 35
wind high. UM. 41 ,889 M. 13 Very misty
Very stonny, TE. 41 .851|E. 14 )
311 E, 55 29.211E. 39 s]s. W.
s. W. showers aft. s. W. for. fair aft.
.366 M. 38
.987 M. 371
It is painful to be under the necessity of stating, that the harvest in this part of the island has not yet terminated ; and to have to add, that letters from almost every part of Britain, which we have recently received, do not contain so favourable a statement regarding the crops as we expressed in last Number. We do not say this for the purpose of exciting any alarm of scarcity or dearth, but merely, as far as in our power, to put the public on their guard against the exaggerated accounts which have been industriously propagated, of a most abundant crop. Such assertions, though perhaps well intended, must be most pernicious in their consequences, by leading to a disregard of economy among the rich, and to disappointment and irritation in the minds of the poor. It is certainly better to look steadily at the evil, and to lighten its pressure, by voluntarily adopting, at an early period, those measures recommended by a prudent foresight, which necessity may afterwards enforce with tenfold severity. Happily, however, there is not the least reason for apprchending any real want of the means of subsistence for another year, of which, owing to the lateness of the harvest, a month at least may be considered as already elapsed, should harvest come at the usual time next year. Potatoes, too, are every where a plentiful crop, of excellent quality, and saved without injury. Besides, if we rightly understand the act of 1815, which seems to require that the prices from 15th August to the 13th November are to be formed into an aggregate, and not the prices for the six weeks immediately preceding the 15th November, as some appear to have taken for granted, there is little reason to expect that the ports will be shut this month, except to beans and peas, which were already excluded by the averages taken in. August, and perhaps ryc; though it is no doubt true, that little relief can be expected from importation during winter. The words of the act are, “ If it shall hereafter, at any time after the importation of forcign corn, meal, or four, shall be permitted under the provisions of this act, appear that the average prices of the different sorts of British corn respectively, in the six wecks immediately succeeding' (not preceding) the 15th Febru.' ary, the láth May, the 15th August, and the 15th November, in each year, shall have fallen below the prices at which foreign corn, meal, or flour, may be under the provisions of this act, allowed to be imported for home consumption; no such foreign corn, &c. shall be allowed to be imported,” &c.-Cattle and sheep have advanced about 20 per cent. at the late great markets, above the prices of last year, and in some instances considerably more ; but at All Hallow Fair, now holding here, the prices given at Falkirk about a month ago can hardly be obtained. The butcher market begins to rise, but the retail price is very little higher than at the date of our last.
Wheat, 240 lbs.
Oats, 261 lbs. Barley, 320 lbs. Bns.& Pse. Oatmeal Flour. Dantzie. For.red, Scotch. Irish. Scots. Eng. English./ Scotch. Stir. Mea. 140 lbs. 280 lbs.
All England and Wales,
S. d. s. d. s. d. ls. ds. d. s. d. S. d. Oct. s. ds. d. S. d. $. d. s. d. s. d. Oct. 1178 4 14 10 42 5 27 11 47 10 42 5 34 6 1178 41 431 41 10 25 8 46 441 1
181 78 946 4 42 3 27 11 46 343 035 10 18 80 445 11 9 00 045 638 4
25 77 3 45 641 5 27 0 15 9 15 2 33 1 25 78 71 44 5 40 7 25 212 913 2 Nov, 11 77 10 15
61 42 327 3/47 947 633 2 Noll 79 943 7 41 5 25 1 17 2 43 4
Average Prices of Scotland for the Four Weeks immediately preceding 15th Oct. Wheat, 68s. 1d -Rye, 583. 3d.-Barley, 40s. 4d.--Oats, 32s. 71.Beans, 52s. 7d. --Pease, 5le. See
Oatmeal, 27. Ud.Buat or Big, 344. 11d.
COMMERCIAL REPORT. COLONIAL PRODUCE.-Sugars. Since last report the market has been heavy, and a small reduction in most descriptions has been submitted to. The sale of refined goods has been rather considerable, at a reduction of Is. to 2s. Foreign remains without alteration. Cofjec.—The demand for coffee has increased considerably last week, and parcels go off freely at an advance of Is. to 25., and holders are confidently looking for a farther improvement, both in the demand and prices. Cotton.-The business done is trivial. A few Pernams were sold last week at 28. 2d. ; Maranhams, 2s. Id. ; Rios, 23. ; Good fair D. T. Bengals, offered at 12ļd without facilitating sales. Run-There have been great speculations in this article, owing to a report that Government would immediately require a large quantity; prices have consequently risen 2d. to 3d. per gallon. Indigo.
The sale at the India House commenced on the 14th, and closed on the 23d ult. The fine qualities sold 6d., the good 9d. to Is., the middling Is. 3d., the ordinary Is. 6d. to Is. 9d. per Ib. higher than last sale. Spices. L'imento heavygood quality about 9d. Ginger, Cinnamon, Mace, Nutmegs, and Cloves, without alteration either on demand or prices. Tobacco. The purchasers, anticipating extensive arrivals, have declined buying till they see the extent of the import
. Oil. Whale oil in Holland is quoted about L.42 to L. 43, free on board in London. Every description of oil is quoted L. 2 to L. 3 per ton lower, except Sperm. Some small sales of Gallipoli at L. 120.
EUROPEAN PRODUCE.-Hemp, Flax, and Tallore. The prices of tallow have ad. vanced considerably. Hemp has risen L. I to L. 2 per ton, and considerable business has been done at the improvement. The request for flax has also been extensive, at ad. vancing prices. Brandy and Geneva.-Brandy is uncommonly high; the letters from France state a farther advance at Bourdeaux, the vintage this year having been nearly destroyed. Geneva in Holland also reported to be greatly advanced, which has had a corresponding effect in this country.
British Manufactures.-Wool has advanced 50 per cent. within the last few weeks, owing to the great demand for woollen goods. In the iron trade the increasing demand has produced within the last six months an advance of L.4 per ton on that article. The cotton manufacturers are generally in full employ. Of the raw article, there has been a great failure in America ; but 20,000 bags have lately been imported into Liverpool, chiefly from the East and West Indies. The foreign demand for our manufactured goods appears to have been great, by the accounts from the most opposite quarters. In the United States they were selling largely, and to a good profit; and at the Leipsic fair, though they sold cheap, yet the advantage was gained in point of quantity ; for, as the German writers with great naiveté admit, “ the prejudice of the multitude is always very much in their favour."-Nov. 8.
Course of Exchange, Nov. 7.-Amsterdam, 37 : 6. B. 2 U. Ditto at sight, 37 : 0. Agio of the Bank on Holland, 2. Rotterdam, 11:11 : 2 U. Antwerp, 11:11. Ham. burgh, 34 : 9:2} U. Altona, 34 : 10 : 24 U. Paris, 3 days sight, 24 : 40 U. Bourdeaux, 24 : 60. Frankfort on the Maine, 145 Ex. M. Madrid, 38% effective. Cadiz, 384 effective. Gibraltar, 32. Leghorn, 491. Naples, 42į. Lisbon, 58. Rio Ja. neiro, 62. Dublin, 81. per cent. Cork, 8*.
Prices of Gold and Silver, per oz.-Portugal gold, in coin, L. 4, Os. 6d. Foreign gold, in bars, L. 4, Os. 6d. New dollars, L. 0, 5s. 24d. Silver in bars, standard, L. 0, 5s. 31d.
Premiums of Insurance. The premiums at Lloyd's are considerably higher, on account of the season of the year ; to or from Holland 30s. to 40s. per cent. ; Hamburgh, Bremen, &c. 2gs. ; Gottenburgh 3gs. ; St Petersburgh, Riga, &c. 8 to 10gs. ; Canada, &c. &gs. with returns. The coasters are also higher; to Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, &c. 30s. ; Limerick 40s. to 50s. ; all others are a shade advanced on account of the season. Weekly Prices of the Public Funds from October 15 to November 7, 1817.
Oct. 15th. Oct. 22d. Oct. 29th. Nov. 7th.
PRICES CURRENT.Nov. 8. SUGAR, Musc.
LEITH. GLASGOW. LIVERPOOL. per B. P. Dry Brown,
76 @ 78 @ 81 72 @ 78 cwt. Mid. good, and fine mid. 82 86 82 9279 87 Fine and very fine, 88 96
89 92 Refined, Double Loaves,
155 165 Powder ditto,
126 130 Single ditto,
120 124 123 125 122 126
115 118 118 120 1:24 128
60 70 69
70 67 70 MOLASSES, British,
37 38 40 COFFEE, Jamaica, Ord. good, and fine ord.
93 87 93 82 88 Mid. good, and fine mid. 93 106 94 10589 100 Dutch, Triage and very ord.
Ord. good, and fine ord.
Mid. good, and fine mid. St Domingo,
90 93 85 91 PIMENTO (in Bond),
81 9 9
9|| lb. SPIRITS, Jamaica Rum, 16 O. P. 3s 6d 3s 8d 3s 4 3s 63s 2
3g 4 | gall. Brandy,
7 9 Geneva,
3 10 Grain Whisky,
7 3 WINES, Claret, Ist Growths, 45 50
hhd. Portugal Red, 38 45
pipe. Spanish White, 30 46
butt. Teneriffe, 30 35
60 70 LOGwOOD, Jamaica,
£8 £8 10 £8 0 £8 10 £8 0 £8 10 ton. Honduras,
9 8 10
8 15 95 Campeachy,
9 10 | 9 0 10 0 9 10 9 15 FUSTIC, Jamaica,
12 13 12 10 13 0 12 12 14 0 Cuba,
18 10 19 0 INDIGO, Caraccas fine,
9s 60 lls 6d 8s 6 9s 6 9s 0 lls 6 lb. TIMBER, American Pine,
2 3 2 6
2 3 2 4 foot. Ditto Oak,
011 14 0 10 1 8 10 14
16 0 17 0 brl. 22 23
22 0 23 0 14
cwt Tallow, Russia Yellow Candle, 73 75 | 75 7771 Home melted,
68 HEMP, Riga Rhine, £46 48 £43 £44
ton. Petersburgh Clean,
45 46 41 42 FLAX, Riga Thies. and Druj. Rak. 63 Dutch,
50 120 Irish,
52 53 Mats, Archangel, £6 0 £6 6
100 BRISTLES, Petersburgh Firsts, 16 10 £17
cwt. Asuss, Petersburgh Pearl,
63s Montreal ditto,
64s 66s GOs 625 61 62
468 478 468 475 46s 0 4790 OIL, Whale,
11 08 0 9 lb. middling, 7
94 10 0 5 0 6 inferior, 64 7 8
9 0 450 5 COTTONS, Bowed Georgia,
8 1 108 1 7 Sea Island, fine,
8 2 10 2 6 2 7 good,
5 2 7 | 2:4 2.5 middling,
2 3 2 5 111 2 3 Demerara and Berbice,
2 0 2 3 1 jo 2 2 West India,
1 10 2 0 19 1 10 Pernambuco
2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2}| Manham,
2 1 2 2 2 0 2 Oj!
ALPHABETICAL LIST of ENGLISH BANKRUPTCIES, announced between 10th and
31st October, 1817, extracted from the London Gazette. Apedaile, G. North Shields, timber merchant Iredale, W. B. Sheffield, mercer Amis, J, Little Britain, fishmonger
Lloyd, R. Dolgelly, tanner Ansell, T. London, horse-dealer
Massdy, S. Sheadle Moseley, dealer Burian, T. Dewsbury, woollen manufacturer Minoit, S. and 0. Crease, London, merehants Beerenbrock, C. London, merchant
Maish, T. Bristol, cheese factor Boswood, J. Brighton, tobacconist
Mallins, H. London, coffeehouse-keeper Cooper, W. London, merchant
Miller, J. and J. London, shoernakers Crosby, R. Kentish Town, bookseller
Ogsden, J. P. Leicester, hosier Davies, J. Canterbury, linen-draper
Rew, G. Liverpool, linen-draper Deam, J. Woolton, painter
Rourke, L, London, victualler Dodson, P. Bedminster, baker
Robson, C. Bermondsey, shipwright Dodd, T. London and Liverpool, printseller Rateliffe, H. Thoriton, farmer Edwards, T. Daresbury, druggist
Roberts, D. St Columb Major, shopkeeper Evans, R. Grimley, coal-dealer
Singer, E. Coseley, victualler Farish, w. Whitehaven, mariner
Stockholm, W. Bristol, baker Forman, J. jun. Mountsorrel, hosier
Smart, J. London, ironmonger Granville, A. Plymouth Dock, china and glass Smith, w. South Shields, sailmaker merchant
Sweetman, J. B. London and Birmingham, grocer Gibbons, J. Cheltenham, ironmonger
Thomson, R. Chipping Sodbury, baker Glascodine, J. Westbury-upon-Trym, carpenter Tuckett, C. J. London and Birmingham, grocer Hammond, H. London, glass-cutter
Walker, C. W. Brighton, stationer Harris, J. London, victualler
Williams, R. Dolgelly, skinner Haswell, B. Wellington, grocer
Whittington, T. Trowbridge, carpenter Hillier, H. London, victualler
Wigner, J. Harwich, sailinaker Hester, J. London, brickmaker
Yeoland, P. Plymouth, straw-hat manufacturer Hobbs, E. Bankside, wrought-iron manufacturer ALPHABETICAL List of Scotch BANKRUPTS, announced between October 10
and 31, 1817, extracted from the Edinburgh Gazette. SEQUESTRATIONS.
Paton, G. Ayr, tobacconist; by J. Brown, writer
there, 25th November.--Final Angus, W. Glasgow, vintner and horse-setter
Phillips, J. Glasgow, upholsterer; by J. Imray, Bowie, F. in Tardours, Ayrshire
merchant there, 3d December Reith, J. Edinburgh, merchant
Sandeman and Co. and Sandeman, Halket, and Stevenson, H. tertius, Oban, merchant
Co. Glasgow, merchants : by W. Carrick, ac DIVIDENDS.
countant there, 29th November.-Final
Sangster, W. Old Meldrum, wright; by A. Allan, Aberdein, Machattie, and Co. Aberdeen, mer
advocate, Aberdeen, 1st December - Final chants ; by the trustees there, 18th November.
Skirving, J. Musselburgh, corn-merchant; by D. Brown, J. Alyth, merchant; by J. Duncan, jun.
Cleghorn, W. S. Edinburgh, 11th November manufacturer there, 30th November
Thom, W. Glasgow, corn-merchant; by J. CumDempster, R. Nairn, merchant; by J. Forsyth,
ming, writer there, 28th Novernber writer in Forres, 2d December
Thomson, D. Ayr, merchant; by W. Brown, sem. Jobson, D. sen. Dundee, merchant; by W. Bisset,
merchant there, 3d December merchant there, 22 November
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.
of the girls died a few seconds after birth ; August 16. At Quebec, the lady of the others, with the mother, are doing well. W. Scott, Esq. younger of Wool, a son. 12. At Sandgate, the lady of Captain
Sept. 7. The lady of James Kinloch, William Hamilton, a son. Esq. Brunswick Square, London, a son.
At York, Mrs Milner of Newmonk. Mrs Wishart, Heriot Row, Edin. ton, a son. burgh, a daughter.
15. At Munshes, Mrs Maxwell, a son. October 1. At College, Glasgow, Mrs 16. The lady of Lieut.-Colonel Sir Hew Meikleham, a daughter.
Dalrymple Ross, K. C. B. of the Royal 2. Mrs Ogilvy, 6, Abercromby Place, Horse Artillery, a son. Edinburgh, a daughter.
In North Queen Street, Glasgow, 4. At Clifton, the Marchioness of Ely, Mrs Andrew Hamilton, a daughter.
The lady of G. H. Jackson, Esq. of 7. At his house, in Southampton Row, Glenmore, a son. London, the lady of the Hon. Charles
17. At Old Aberdeen, Mrs Colonel Law, a daughter.
Forbes, a daughter. At Aberdeen, Mrs Burnett of Park, 18. Mrs Russell, 95, George Street, a daughter.
Edinburgh, a son. 9. At Kelly, the lady of the Hon. Co 20. Mrs Grant, Duke Street, Edinlonel Ramsay, a daughter.
burgh, a son. 10. At York Place, Edinburgh, Mrs In Dublin Street, Edinburgh, the Hunt of Pittencrieff, a son.
lady of Major Alston, a son. 11. At Fermoy House, Ireland, the 21. At Ednam, Mrs Peter Robertson, lady of Sir J. Anderson, Bart., a daughter. a daughter.
Elizabeth Rutherford, wife of John At Woodbine Cottage, Brixton Hill, Maclaggan, wheel-wright, Aberfeldy, a the lady of Lieutenant-Colonel Mackenzie, very poor man, a boy and two girls. One a son.