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to the Rev. George Brown, minister of Glenmuick, 2 Ft. Ensign T. Armstrong to be Lieut. vice presbytery of Kincardine O'Neil.

Wood, prom.

20th Mar. 1817. Lord Archibald Hamilton has appointed, by George Campbell to be Ensign, vice Armmandate, the Rev. Russell to be assistant and


do. do. successor to the Rev. James Craig, minister of 78 Ensign W. J. Cockburne to be Lieut. vice Dalserf, presbytery of Hamilton.

Sutherland, dead

do. do. The Prince Regent has presented the Rev. Peter

V. H. Mairis to be Ensign vice Cockburne. Chalmers to the second charge of the church and 83 J. F. Vane to be Ensign by purchase, vice parish of Dunfermline, vacant by the death of the

Cochrane, retires

do. do. Rev. John Fernie.

90 Lieut. J. Taylor, from h. p. 91 F. to be The Marquis of Abercorn has presented the Rev.

Lieut. vice Hind, dead

do. do. Peter Brewster to the second charge of the abbey 5 C. R. 2d Lieut. Alexander Scott, from 4 Ceylon parish of Paisley, vacant by the death of the Rev.

Regt. to be 2d Lieut. 25th April 1817 Mr Smith.

R. Art. Brevet Lieut. Col. J. S. Williamson to be Lieut.-General Campbell of Lochnell, M. P. has

Lt. Col. vice Foy, dead 24th Mar. 1817 pre nted the Rev. Hugh Fraser of Oban, to the

Brevet Major J. Caddy to be Major, vice church and parish of Årdchattan, vacant by the


do. do. death of the Rev. George Campbell.

2d Capt. C. Bridge to be Capt. vice Caddy The Duke of Gordon has presented Mr W. Cowie,

do. do. preacher of the gospel, to the church and parish of 1st Lieut. W. Duncan, to be 2d Captain, Cabrach, presbytery of Alford, vacant by the death

vice Conroy appointed Adjut.

11th do. of the Rev. Mr Gordon.

P. V. England to be 2d Captain, The Town Council of Stirling has presented the

vice Close, ditto

do. do. Rev. George Wright of Markinch, to the first

W. B. Patten, to be 2d Captain, charge of that town and parish, vacant by the death

vice Blackley, ditto

do. do. of the Rev. Dr Somerville.

J. E. Maunsell to be ad Captain, The Earl of Hopetoun has appointed Mr James

24th do. Macfarlane to be assistant and successor to the Rev.

W. K. Rains to be 2d Captain, Henry Sangster, minister of Humbie.

vice Terrell, dead

25th do. On Monday, the 17th March, the associate con

2d Captain John Conroy to be Adjutant to gregation of Kinkell gave a unanimous call to Mr

the Corps of Artillery Drivers 11th do. John Craig, peacher of the gospel, to be their

Charles Close to be ditto, do. do. minister.

B. Blackley, ditto ditto do. do. On Sunday, April 6th, the members of the 2d congregation of Presbyterians in Belfast gave a

Exchanges. unanimous call to the Rev. Mr M Ewan of Killie- Brevet Lieut. Colonel Reynett, from 54 foot, with leagh to be their pastor, in room of the Rev. Dr Lieut. Colonel Mein, h. p. 52 Foot. H. Drummond, who was some time ago called to Captain Sanderson, from 46 Foot, with Captain Dublin.

Otway, h. p. 101 Foot.
Lieut. Hon. G. Blaquiere, from 4 Dragoon Guards,

with Lieut. Slocock, h. p. 14 Foot.

2d Lieut. Walsh, from Rifle Brigade, with Ensign Brevet Capt. J. Belches, h. p. 59 F. to be Major in the Army:

Fennell, h. p. 90 Foot.
26th March 1817
W. Reid, Royal Eng. to be Major in Resignations and Retirements.
the Army.

do. do. Lieutenant Harrison, 20 Dragoons.
15 Dr. Charles Jones, from h. p. to be Cap. Ensign Cochrane, 83 Foot.
tain, vice Buckley, h. p.

25th do. 20 Cornet William Webster, to be Lieut. by

Superseded. purchase, vice Harrison, retires. 20th do. Ensign Murray, 30 Foot.

Major General.
Grant, 2 Foot.

Ens. Curtis, 60 F. 30 Jan. 1817. Haviland Smith, late of 27 Foot. H. Beaver, 19 Foot. 13 April.

Lieut. Colonels.

F. Fitzgerald, 20 F. 6 Mar. 1817. Harman, late of Coldstream Foot Foy, Royal Art 23 Mar. 1817. Murkland, 33 Foot. 1 April. Guards.

25 Mar. 1817. De Belleville, late For. Vet. Bn. G. M. Ellis, 34 Foot.

Fitton, 35 F.

2 Jan. Majors.

Whitney, 66 F. 3 June 1816. M‘Donald, 66 F. 17 April 1816. Williams, 86 Foot. Gun do. · 4 Sept.

Peddie, Capt. 12 Foot.

M Lennon, R. Y. Ran. Ja. 1817. Korb, h. p. 49 F.

Newman, York L. I. V. 1 Jan. Jones, Royal York Rangers. Juxon, 3 Foot. 14 Mar. 1817. Wynn, Royal Art. 10 do. Tomlinson, h. p. 1 Gar. Bat. Moir, 22 Foot.

1 April.
W. H. Tyler, West London

Assistant Surgeon.
May, 35 Foot.


4 April

Payne, 3 W. I. Reg. 19 Feb. 1817. Nealson, 60 Foot 28 Jan.


Miscellaneous. Schroen, ditto 31 Dec. 1816. Thornton, 19 F. 6 Sept. 1816. Dr Wray, Phys. to the Forces.

Thome, 80 Foot. 8 April 1817. C. Smith, 60 F. 16 Jan. 1817. E. O'Reilly, Surgeon to do. Terrell, Royal Art.

Lurting, R. York Rang. Jan. G. M. Sears, Dep. Purs. do.

Haworth, 17 Dr. 11 Aug. 1816. Cor. Carey, 17 Dr. 25 Sep. 1816.


Superannuated Rear Admiral. Richard Dacres

Captain. Henry Collins Deacon

William N. Glasscock
Granville Thompson
Thomas Penberthy
W. P. Croke
William Smail

Revenue Cruisers.
John Little
John James Hough
Alfred Matthews

Lieut. William Cupples


Thomas Wentworth Buller

James M'Kerrow
Thomas Edye




James Allan

Thomas Webb

Richard Cubison

William Smith

Henry Jackson

James Crawford


Assistant Surgeons.
David Gellatlie

John M.Kinley

Michael Quin



COLONIAL PRODUCE. Sugars.-- The quantity of sugars lately arrived is very inconsiderable, and though the stock of old is understood to be much reduced, yet prices continue to decline, and the market is very dull. In Refined there has been little variation during the month ; of late some holders have shewn a disposition to reduce their prices, as the demand continues limited. Molasses heavy and declining. A public sale of East India Sugars was brought forward the 29th April ; low white, or fine yellow, all withdrawn at 45s. to 46s. ; much above the market price. Some Brazil Sugars, of uncommon fine quality, have been shewn by private contract; for fine white, very strong grain, 59s. was offered and refused. Coffee has been and continues in considerable demand, and large sales have been made principally for exportation. Cotton. In this article very extensive sales have been lately effected, and inquiries for exportation continue to be made. What appears a little singular is, whilst the raw material meets a demand exceeding that of any former period, and maintains a price nearly double its fair growing value, compared with that of every other production of the soil, the manufactured articles remain at prices unprecedentedly low. "Indigo.-An extensive sale, by the East India Company, took place the end of last month ; the prices not generally so high as anticipated, but, on an average, may be rated at 9d. to 15d. per Ib. above the previous sale. The quantity taken in, however, for account of the proprietors, was considerable, nearly a half of the whole sale. Tobacco.— The contract advertised by the French government has excited much attention, and so soon as the particulars are more fully known, an advance in the price of this ar. ticle is expected. Rum.--A very extensive transaction has taken place in this article, about 3000 puncheons of the strongest Jamaica, and of favourite marks, usually taken for home consumption, having been contracted for, to be taken on arrival. The particulars of the sale have not transpired, but prices are reported to be from 4s. to 4s. 3d. This extensive quantity, withdrawn from the market, with a short import, may probably affect the prices. Rice continues to decline, and is offered at very low prices.

EUROPEAN PRODUCE. Hemp, Flax, and Tallow.--In these articles little variation, and the demand very limited. Oils.- Fish still scarce, and prices supported.—Cod has been sold at £32.—Olive very dull. Provisions.—Irish continue to go off readily ; pork in considerable request. 17,000 Edam Cheeses, (round Dutch) lately brought forward for sale, went off at 40s. to 52s. chiefly 49s. to 50s. In British Manufactures the demand still continues such as to produce little improvement in prices. In a few parts of the country, we are, however, glad to hear, there is some appearance of revival. The commerce of the port of Newcastle is stated to have materially improved during the last two months, and very considerable exportations of manufactured goods are said to have taken place, not as formerly, upon speculation, but in execution of real orders from the Continent. We also learn from Staffordshire, that its trade and manufactories have revived very considerably of late, particularly the Iron works.

Premiums of Insurance. There has been little variation during last month at Lloyd's ; the continental risks may however be stated a little lower; to Holland, the immediate coast of France, and to Hamburgh, &c. 10s. 6d. to 12s. 8d. per cent.

Prices of Bullion.-Gold in bars, £3: 18: 6d. New doubloons, £3:15: 6. Silver in bars, 5s. 1fd. per oz.

Course of Exchange.--20 May 1817.- -Amsterdam, 38:6 B. 2 U. Hamburgh, 35:0:24 U. Paris, 24: 90:2 V. Madrid, 35, effect. Cadiz, 35 effect. Naples, 392. Lisbon, 58. Dublin, 104 per cent.

Weekly Price of Stocks, from 1st to 30th April 1817.
9th. 15th.



Bank stock,

shut. 257, 256 255, 255 2511, 2515 2514, 251 3 per cent. reduced,

shut. 723, 713 725, 71% 713, 71 713, 71 3 per cent. 728, 713 733, 723 733, 723 728, 721 723, 72 4 per cent. consols, shut. 911, 893 90, 894

89, 88

886, 873 5 per cent. navy ann..more 100%, 100 103, 102 103}, 1024 1021, 102 | 1021, 1023 Imperial 3 per cent. ann... shut. shut. shut. shut. shut. India stock,

shut. shut. 208), 2072 2081 shut.

43, 42pm. 66, 65pm. 62, 60pm. 71, 72pm. 78s. pm. Exchequer bills, 2}d. p. day 6, 5pm. 13, 11pm. 13, 10pm. 11, 13pm. 13, 10pm.

3d. p. day 13, 11pm. 23, 21pm. 20, 18pm. 21, 20pm. 20, 18pm.

3 d. 13, 5pm. 24, 14pm. 20, 12pin. 14, 21pm. 20pm. Omnium,.. Consols for acc. 73, 713 733, 721 74, 73 733, 72

723, 723 American 3 per cents.....

61 new loan,6 p. cent.

101, 1011 French 5 per cents. racorreal


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duty paid. tation. SUGAR-Double refined loaves) 1945

141 a 154s. 92 a 1058. Hambro and Turkey do. .

68 a 83 296 ۱۰۶

El 112 a 125 Single and powder loaves

106 a 118 65 a 77 Good and fine lumps

2! 10:

108 a 1.7 67 a 76 Brown and middling ditto Muscovado sugars pay a duty of

62 a 65 Crushed lumps

27s. per cwt. and clayed 32s. per 102 a 116
cwt. for refining or home con-

63 a 67 Brown candy

sumption ; and for exportation
the refined receive a bounty, and

13d. Molasses

81 a 10d. the raw and clayed a drawback 27 a 28%. 28 a 29s. Muscovadoes-Fine Jam.

equal to the full duty paid for 76 a 83 50 a 57 Good do. of other islands home consumption.

73 a 81

49 a 54, Brown and middling

65 a 74 38 a 481 Fine clayed

65 a 10 East Indian White and fine East India Sugars pay 375. per cwt. duty.

85 a 102 Brown and yellow

48 a 70

32 a 44 Havannah_Fine white Brown and yellow These are only imported for re

59 a 69 exportation. Being the growth !!!! 42 a 55 Brazil White and fine of foreign plantations, they are Brown and yellow subject to such heavy duties as

50 a 60

BE226a COFFEE_St Dom. mid & fine home consumption.

are equal to a prohibition for


70 a 76 Do. ordinary and good

2069 a 70 Porto Rico, Hav. and Brazil

66 a 72 Cheribon, Java, and Bourbon

102s 8d. per cwt.

72 a 76 Mocha

100 a 110 Demerara, Dominica, &c. fine

72s 4d.

85 a 90 Do. ordinary, mid. and good

68 a 76 Jamaica, fine

90 a 100 Do. ordinary, mide and good

66 a 80 RUM-Jamaica

11s. 7d. per gal.

2s 100 a 3s 10d. Other Islands

2s. 3d. a 2. 7d. PIMENTO

91d. per lb.

7} a

8 PEPPER-Company's black Privilege and light do,

ls. 102


7 a TOBACCO-Fine Virginia


10 a 12 Do. Maryland

38. 2d.

9 a 12 Ordinary quantities

5 а 8 WINE_Port

£52 10
per pipe of 138 gal.

331. a 50%. Sherry 48 0


25 a 56 Madeira 425


55 a 75 Lisbon 52 10


38 a 40 Spanish red 480

126 CĪaret

25 10
per hhd. of 60 -

10 a 12 RICE_Carolina

36s. a' 40s. East India

26 a 28 COTTON WOOL-Pernambu.)

1s. 11d. a 2s.Od. Maranham and Bahia 8s. 7. per 100 lbs.

1 10 a 1 10% West India, Demerara, &c. imported in British,

1 ya 2 0 Fine Sea Island Portuguese, or A.

2 4 a 2 80 New Orleans merican ships, and

22 Bowed Georgia 25s. 6d. in others.

18 20 Bengal, Surat and Smyrna SPICES_Cloves

5s. 7d.

a 4. 3 Mace

9s. 2d.

70 a 10 2 Cinnamon

8 10 a 120 Nutmegs

5s. 5d.

4 3 a 5 9 Cassia

£14 per cwt.

101. a 127. 10s. TEA-Bohea and com. Congou


2s.6d. a 2s. 9d. Congou, middling and good

2 10. a 3 5 Souchong do.

96 per cent, on the Twanky sale price.

2 11 3 3 Hyson Skin or Bloom

12 10 a 45 Hyson, good and fine

4 4 a 5 8. TALLOW_St Peter. yel. cand. 3s. 2d dutypercwt. (percwt. 52s. a 53s. Dow white and

do. import in a British

51 a 52
South American 2,
ship,and3s.ld. For

52 a 53 HEMP-Riga, Rhine,&St Peter £9. 2 1 BS per ton. 401. a 42 321. à 311.'! clean & half clean &outshot 10 5 10 FS

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April 1817, extracted from the London Gazette. Alder, S. J. & J. Liverpool, merchants

Jones, J. Blackman-street, London, merchant Arkwright, J. Liverpool, woollen draper

James, Richard, Hampstead, broker Blackmoor, J. & T. Helmsley, Blackmoor, grocers Jackson, Richard, & John Graham, jun. Carlisle, Battely, W. Maybank. cabinetmaker

cotton spinners Bell, J. North Shiels, brewer


Edward, Bristol, timber-merchant Bell, J. Baildon, worsted manufacturer

King, J. Yeovil, bookseller Bigland, G. Bigland-hill, iron-master

Knott, J. Manchester, manufacturer Blundell, N. W. Liverpool, merchant

Lecount, P. Charles-place, London, watchmaker Boardman, J. jun. & G. Alsop, Manchester, dealers Leeming, R. Wray, shop-keeper Brown, T. & Co. Muscovy-court, London, mer. Lees, J. Whitehall, Stafford, timber-merchant chants

Levin, W. L. Jewin-street, London, merchant Brownson, R. Manchester, calico-manufacturer Little, J. Bales, farmer Burridge, S. G. Deptford, victualler

Love, W. Huddersfield, shop-keeper Burrows, E. & W. Leeds, millers

Lovegrove, R. Arberfield, farmer Butler, S. Bristol, tallow-chandler

Lilley, Edward, Birmingham, gilt-toy maker imd Biggs, Michael, Maiden-lane, Wood-street, Lon- jeweller don, hosier

Lawton, W. Wilmslow, Cheshire, shop-keeper Bower, Warburton, Wilmslow, Chester, cotton- Major, T. Ostend, merchant spinner

Makins, W. Southwell, flax-dresser Bosworth, Joseph, Old Court, Hereford, dealer in Manks, J. Leeds, cloth-merchant cattle

Maude, W. & E. Otley, bankers Burghart, Claus, Rosemary-lane, East Smithfield, Milbourne, S. Skerne, fax-spinner London, sugar refiner

Mann, Benj. Bishopsgate, London, upholsterer Booth, W. Hall Bridge, York, merchant

Mudford, inixon, the younger, Strand, London, Bourne, Edward, Burslem, Stafford, manufacturer umbrella manufacturer of earthen ware

Maun, Joseph, the younger, Temple Sowerby, tanClarke, T. & C. Gray, Keswick, nurserymen Clarke, T. West Pennard, cheese-dealer

Matthewman, John, Queen Street, Cheapside, LonClay, C. Aston, coachmaker

don, merchant Cochen, E. Broad-street, London, merchant Neale, J. Wapping, anchor-smith Collet, J. Bishopsgate Street, London, merchant Newbold, D. Birmingham, tinplate-worker! Connard, J. jun. Broomsgrove, needle-maker- - Newman, Thos. Allan, Newgate-street, London, Cooper, H. Portsea, printseller

printer Cooper, J. H. Lamb's Conduit-street, London, Orme, J. H. Liverpool, brewer jeweller

Parker, R. Manchester, victualler Coppio, W. North Shiels, ship-owner

Parsley, J. G. Great Yarmouth, baker Crockett, H. Hampton-in-Arden, farmer

Peet, T. Nottingham, linen-draper Cull, J. Wareham, brewer

Pendray, W. Bodmin, mercer Cunliffe, J. Manchester, merchant

Penniston, R. & J. Horecastle, brickmakers Corran, R. Pickmore, Liverpool, cooper

Perry, S. C. Birmingham, coal-dealer Dark, S. Heddington, farmer

Philips, J. Llangattock, Vivon Abel, timber mer. Davy, W. Norwich, gunmaker

chant Dow, M. Aston-furnace, paper-maker

Piper, W. Hammersmith, barge-builder Dodd, Tho. Stanhope, Durham, groeer and linen Purday, T. Margate, stationer draper

Pullan, Richard, Leeds, merchant Eady, S. P. Gerard Street, London, druggist Ratcliffe, E. Cambridge, shop-keeper Elland, R. Islington, coach-master

Reilly, J. Manchester, merchant Elmitt, W. Peterborough, draper

Ridley, H. Ovington, woodmonger Entwisle, Tho. Manchester, fustain manufacturer Rimmer, J. Liverpool, brewer Enfield, Wm & John Browne, Norwich, bombazeen Roads, William, Oxford, grocer and cotton manufacturers

Rhodes, John, Stockport, Cheshire, cotton manuFarrant, W. Strand, London, tailor

facturer Farrenden, J. Chichester, timber merchant

Sadler, F. Wilmslow, calico manufacturer
Featherstonhaugh, G. Bishop Wearmouth,coalfitter Saunders, W. Manchester, mercer
Fraser, Wm. Sloane-street, Chelsea, haberdasher Shaw, J. Pendleton, cotton merchant
Grey, J. Newcastle-upon Tyne, ship-owner Slack, J. Salford, printer
Griffith, J. Tryfan, woollen-manufacturer

Shaw, J. Bond-street, London, carpet manufacturer Grubb, G. Manchester, tailor

Smith, D. jun. and J. Hampshire, Kirkburton, Grunhough, J. Bolton, yarn-manufacturer

Scribbling, millers Gaunt, Jeremiah, Gildersome-street, Batley, York, Solomon, H. Charing Cross, silversmith merchant

Somersali, J. & G. Walsall, awl-blade makers Greenwood, Robt. Todmorden and Walsden, Lans Steel, J. Sheffield, grocer cashire, cotton-manufacturer

Steward, T. Brandon, grocer Hagedorn, J. P. H. Old Broad-street, London, Suple, J. B. Bridgewater, linen draper merchant

Smith, Justin, Bath, broker Hall, T. & J. Malkin, Compton, coachmakers Sayer, Thomas, Huntsham, Devon, lime-burner Hambling, W. Wooten Underedge, clothier Stoneham, Jesse, Beckford-row, Surrey, checse Hankes, J. Snaith, brandy merchant

monger Hatfield, R. Dewsbury, dealer

Tarn, M. & S. Leamington, millers Henry, A. Haydon-square, London, Merchant Teasdale, R. Cumberland, sheep-dealer Heywood, J. Rusholme, shop-keeper

Thomas, G. Bristol, turpentine distiller
Hodgson, G. H. Watling-street, London, merchant Thomas, T. Hoxton, merchant
Hopecott, E. Mlingswick, dealer in wool

Thompson, J. Over, salt manufacturer
Horder, J. Haydon-square, London music-seller Tomkins, S. Plymouth, draper
Heynes, Stokes, Cheltenham, wine merchant Trathan, J. J. Falmouth, stationer
Homan, Wm. Barking, Essex, smack-owner and Uhr, A. R. Swan Lane, London, merchant

Verdenholm, Geo. William, White's Yard, Rose-
Harvey, W. Wymondham, Norfolk, manufacturer mary-lane, London, sugar-refiner
Hawkins, W. Bicknell, Warwick, farmer

Wibberley, J. Manchester, draper Holmes, Thos. Long Acre, London, coachmaker Wright, H. C. Portsea, merchant Hopkinson, Joseph,

Liverpool, merchant Williams, J. Morgan, Dowgate Hill, London, and Hick, John, Hillhouse, Huddersfield, dry salter Amsterdam, merchant Hunt, John, Bishops Sutton, maltster and baker- Wilson, John, late of Gibraltar, now of Sidney Jackson, R. Stockport, druggist

Street, Goswell-street-road, London, merchant Jenkins, A. Marshfield, chemist

White, James, Exeler, veterinary surgeon Johnson, J. jun, Hayden, corn-dealer

Young, W. Boston, victualler Jones, G. Aston, gunmaker



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ALPHABETICAL LIST of Scotch BANKRUPTCIES, announced between the 1st and

30th April 1817, extracted from the Edinburgh Gazette. Cowan, T. jun. Craigmill, Fifeshire, corn merchant Ross, John, Balblair, Ross-shire, distiller Donaldson, George, Edinburgh, linen and woollen Swanston, John & Co. Glasgow, merchants and draper

grocers Duguid, William, Aberdeen, manufacturer

Stuart, Arthur, & Co. Leven Printfield and GlasGemmel, Thomas, Kilmarnock, grocer, nursery gow, calico-printers and merchants and seedsman

Wright, Peter, Glasgow, manufacturer Halket, Samuel, Canongate, Edinburgh, brewer Wallace, Robert, Kilmarnock, leather-dealer and Leggat, James, Edinburgh, china merchant

shoemaker. Laurie, Joseph & Benjamin, Edinburgh, stocking Wingate, John & Sons, Glasgow, merchants.

manufacturers and hosiers Laird, James, & Co. Murthill, mill spinners

DIVIDENDS. Lamont, Peter, Steilaig, Argyleshire, grazier and cattle-dealer

James Burman, Mill of Newtyle, payable by WilMackenzie, Alexander, Thomastown of Auchter- liam Bett, banker in Cupar-Angus, 22d May less, farmer and cattle-dealer

Alex. Batley, Broomend, payable by William Bett, M‘Lellan, John & Andrew, Lochurnhead, Glenelg, banker in Cupar-Angus, 17th May wood merchants

James Callum, Auchenblae, merchant, payable by Moore, Alexander, Langholm, merchant and sta- the Trustee, 18th June. tioner

David Jobson, senior, Dundee, merchant, payable Morton, Moses, Arbroath, merchant

by William Bisset, merchant, Dundee, 22 May. Munn, Niel, Glasgow, vintner and horse-setter William Smith, West Pans, potter, payable by Mackenzie, George, of Leckmelm, parish of Loch- Robert Strachan, W. S. Edinburgh, 16th May.

broom, Ross-shire, fish-curer, merchant, and • John Sibbald & Co. Leith, merchants, payable at cattle-dealer

the office of James Duncan, merchant, Leith, Ross, Peter, Airdrie, vintner

29th May.


SINCE our last Report the weather has been remarkably favourable to field work of every kind ; and the seed was never put into the ground with a better prospect of an early and vigorous vegetation. This, however, was much retarded by the want of rain : and until the 12th instant, when we had plentiful showers, such of the grain-plants as had appeared above ground showed symptoms of feebleness in many instances, and later sown fields in general were thinly and irregularly planted. It is well known, that, in this part of the island, wheat suffered more than any other kind of corn last year; yet there is reason to fear that oats, even when not deficient in weight or in meal, have suffered in such a degree as to impair their vegetative powers. It is certain, at least, that where a comparison has been made between the oats of 1815 and 1816, by sowing both on different portions of the same field, the plants from the seed of the former year are by far the most close and vigorous. There has been a gradual fall in the prices of all sorts of grain for some weeks, particularly of inferior samples ; though in the London market, and throughout the whole of England, if we may judge from the weekly averages, they have not given way so much as in Scotland, into which very large importations have been made since the beginning of this month.-Cattle, in forward condition, find purchasers ; and grazing lands have been let for the season at the rates of last year, or somewhat more..

.Wool is expected to improve in value, the import of that article of late not having been so large as formerly.— The apprehensions which were once entertained of a great scarcity must now have subsided, for there is no doubt whatever of our having enough of corn to carry us forward to another harvest. Prices, indeed, cannot be low ;-but it deserves to be remarked, that if Government had interfered, as on former occasions, by bounties and prohibitions, and thus sounded the alarm all over Europe, the price of wheat, in particular, would have been higher this year in Britain than it has ever been in the memory of man.



Pease & Beans. 1st,...... 48s. Od. 1st,......36s. Od. 1st,......36s. Od. 1st,......34s. Od. 2d,

2d, ......32s. Od. 2d, .33s. Od. 2d, ......31s. Od. 3d,......30s. Od. 3d, ...... 27s. Od. 3d, .28s. Od. 3d, .27s. Od.

Average of Wheat, £1: 14:7 8-12ths per boll.



Beans. 1st,......45s. Od. 1st....... 40s. Od. 1st,......36s. Od. 1st,......35s. Od. 1st,......35s. Od. 2d, ......38s. Od. 2d,......36s. Od. | 2d, ......30s. Od. | 2d.......30s. Od. 2d, .30s. Od. 3d, ...255. 63. 3d, ......34s. Od. | 3d, ...... 26s. Od. 3d,...... 27s. Od. 3d,

Average of Wheat, £1:14:10: 4-12ths. Note. The boll of wheat, beans, and pease, is about 4 per centmore than half a quarter

or 4 Winchester bushels ; that of barley and oats nearly 6 Winchester bushels.

......42s. Od.

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