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METEOROLOGICAL TABLE.

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LONDON MARKETS.

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PRICE OF BREAD.
by Leslie's

The Peck Loaf to weigh 17lb. 60Zc...58. 2d.
Hygrom.
The Half ditto ditto

8 11

7

The Quar. ditto ditto 4 5 1 3 Sept 21 54 53 29,69 37 Cloudy The } do. ditto ditto 2 2

....0 7 22 55 67

54

,70 18 Fair
23 50

55
,72 55 Fair

POTATOES,
24 55 62 55 ,72 27 Showry Kidney ...... 5 00 Ox Nobles .. 3 10 0
25 55 64 54

30,00 32 Fair Champions ..4 0 0 | Apple : 26 50 64 55

,12 35 Fair ONIONS, per Bushel, 2s Od to 3s6d 27 55 63 55

,18 39 Fair 28 55 61

MEAT.
54

29,93 0 Rain
29 56 60 51 ,34 0 Stormy

Smithfield, per stone of 8b. to sink the Offal.
30
62

Beef mut. 55 ,72 36 Fair

veal. | pork lam. Oct 1 35 64

$. d. 55

1816.

$. d. ,39 O Stormy Oct.

8. d. 8. d. 2 55. 61 55

4 4 6 5 0 16 5 6 7 0 ,36 0 Rain

11

0 3 50 55

5

0

5 5 5 6 16 2 54 ,800 Rain

18 61

5 55

0

5 56

5 6 5 6 6 0 ,79 0 Rain 5

8 62

25

4 5 0 56

5 6 5 6 6 57 ,7929 Showry 6 55 64 58 ,79 26 Sb. Th.

SUGAR. 7 56 58 55

,78 0 Rain

Lumps ordinary or large 32 to 40 lbs,.. 1045 8 57 61 56

,92 26 Fair
Fine or Canary, 24 to 30 lbs.

119. 9 56 60 57

,93 32 Fair
Loaves, fine..

1228 10 57 62 56

,91 38 Fair
Powder, ordinary, 9 to 11lbs..

113s 11 55 59 55

,95 21 Showry 12 50 56 50 30,02 32 Fair

COTTON TWIST. 13 50 55 51 ,01 27 Cloudy Oct, 18. Mule 1st quality, No. 40 3s, 4d. 14 45 60 50 ,02 36 Fair

-No. 120 7. Od. 15 45 58 52 ,02 39 Fair

-2d quality, No 40 28. 10d. 16 59 41 Fair

Discount-15 per cent. 1748 55 50

270 | 0 Rain 18 52 49 71 36 Fair

COALS, delirered at 13s . per chald. adranco 19 47 54 46 ,69 21 Cloudy

Sunderland,

Newcastle. 20 4649 39 58 25 Stormy | Oct. 5. 33s 6d to 43 9 34s Od to 48 g

12. 33s Od 50 0 34s 6d

45 6

19. 35s 6d 38 9 34s Od 47 3 London Premiums of Insurance.

26. 35s Od 44 0 358 Od 47 0

LEATHER.

Butts, 50 to 561b. 210 | Calf Skins 30 to At 15s. 9d. 10 20s. Poule, Exeter, Dart Dressing Hides .. 170 45lb. per doz. 28 mouth, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Falmouth, Crop hides for cut. 19d Ditto 50 to 70.. 561 Leith, Aberdeen, &c.

Flat Ordinary 18d Seals, Large.... 91 Al 158.9d. Yarmouth, Hull, and Newcastle SOAP; yellow, 86s.; mottled 94s.; curd 102s At 20s. 31s. 6d. Dublin, Cork, Waterford, New. CANDLES; per doz. 12s. 6d. ; moulds 13s. Od.

ry, Bristol, Chester, aud Liverpool. At 158. to 1}g. France,

Course of Exchange. At 158. 98. to 208 Gottenburgh. Home

Bilboa At lg. Madeira, ret. Home 2 gs.

341 Palermo, per oz. 114d. At 3}gs. to 4gs. East-India, Comp. ships.

Amsterdam, us. 41-6 Leghorn

454 At 14 to 1} gs. Gibraltar, Cadiz, Lisbon, Opor

Ditto at sight 41.0 Genoa

43 to; Home gs.

Rotterdam 12-14 | Venice,

27-50 At 35s. to 40s. Leeward Islands.

Hamb, us. 2} 37-10 Naples

381

Altona us. At 2 gs. Cape of Good Hope, Africa. Home the

2 37-11 | Lisbon

541 Paris, 1 d.d. 26-10 | Oporto

54 At i to 2gs. Western Isles. Home 2 gs.

Ditto, 2 us. 26-30 Rio Janeiro 59 At 298. to 50s, Jamaica. Home 2 to 3 gs.

Madrid
343 | Dublin

il At 2 gs. to 50s. Brazils. Home, the same.

Cadiz,
34 | Cork

12 At7gs. East-Indies, out and home.

Agio Bank of Holland, 2 per cent. At 3 to 4 gr. Malta, Sicily, &c:

HAY and STRAW. AT SMITHFIELD. At 2} tu 3 gs. Honduras,

Hay Straw. Clover, At 5 to 6 gs. Canada, at 4os. Newfoundland.

£. $. d. f. 8. d. £. 8. d. At 3gs to 4gs. St. Petersburgh, Riga, &c. Oct. 3 5 15 0 2 18 0 7 7 0 Stockholm, Home.

same.

..

10
.. 5 150

2 15 0 At 3gs, to 4gs. American States.

17 5 10 0 3 0 0 7 10 0 At 3gs. River Plate.

5 15 0

24 ..

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PRICES CURRENT, Oct. 20, 1816.

Fire-Office Shares, fc. Oct. 20.

Canals. £.

Chesterfield .... Div. 61..... 100

£. $. d. £. d. d. Coventry (Div. 441.) 620 American pot-ash, per ewt. 2 20 0 to 2 15 0 Croydon

4 Ditto pearl

3 12 0 3 10 0
Crinan

1 1 Barilla

1 7 0 1 14 0 Ellesmere and Chester(D.41.) 76 0 Brandy, Cogniac,bond.gal. O 6 9 0 7 0 Grand Junction ...(Div. 81.).. 105 Campbire, refined Ib. 0 5 0 0 5 2

Grand Surry

52 10 Ditto unrefined .. cwt. 11 0 0 13 0 0

Huddersfield

10 Cochincal, fine black, lb. 1 8

111

0

Keanett and Avon.. Diy. 158 11 Ditto, East India 0 3 10 0 4 Lancaster..r... Div. ll. 19 10 Coffee, fine bond... .cwt. 4 12 0 5 0 0 Leeds and Liverpool (Div. 81.) 230 Ditto ordirary

2 18 0 3 0

Old Union...... Div. 41. 99 Cotton Wool, Surinam, lb. O 1 11 0 2 1

Oxford Div.311 466 Ditto

Jamaica 0 1 5 0 1 8 Shropshire Div. 41.... 78 Ditto Smyrna 0 1 5 0 7 7 Stratford

26 10 Ditto East-India 0 1 2 0 2

Swansea
Div. 101.......

175 Currants, Zant....cwt.. 0 4 17 5 0 0

Thames and Medway

12 Elephants' Teeth ......21 0 0 26 0 0 Trent and Mersey.. Div. 601. 1200

Scrivelloes 12 0 0 18 0 0 Warwick & Birming. Div. 12. 250 Flax, Riga ....... ton 60 0 0 65 0 0

Worcester and Birmingham.. 23 Ditto Petersburgh 48 0 0 50 0 0 Wey and Arun.

100 Galls, Turkey.... cwt. 9 0 0 9 10 0

Docks. Geneva, Holl bond.gal. 0 3 9 0 4 0 East India ........Div 71... 137 132 Ditto, English...... 0 14 0 0 0 0 London

Div. 51..... 63 Gum Arabic, Turkey,cwt.100 0 12 0 0

West India .. Div 101..... 145 Hemp, Riga,...... ton 43 0 0 0 0 0

Roads. Ditto Petersburgh

40 0 0 41 0 0 Dover Street ..100sh. 70 pd... 100 Indigo, Caraccas .. Ib. 0 0 0) 0 0 0 Commercial

80 Ditto East - India .... 0 0 0 0 0 0 Highgate Archway 501. sh... 9 Iron British bars .. ton 11 0 0 12 0 0

Insurance Companies.
Ditto Swedishc.c.N.D. 21 0 0 0 0 0

Atlas
50 5pd.

I 5
Ditto Swed. 2nd sort 0 0 0 0 0 0

Eagle.

1 18 Lead in pigs...... ton 18 0

0

0 0 Globe 100 pd... Div. 6. 105 Ditto red ton 22 0 0 0 0 0 Hope

2 Ditto white

ton 35 0 0 0 0 0 Imperial ......500 50pd. 50 Logwood chips ton 14 0 0 15 0 0 London Ship .. with Div.... 18 15 Madder, Dutch crop,cwt. 4 15 0 5 5 0 Royal Exchange

235 Mabogany

ft. 0 1

0 2 2

Albioo... 500sh.. £50 pd. 32 Oil, Lucca.. 24 gal, jar 15 0 0 0 0 0 Birmingham Fire

150 Ditto Florence, chest 2 2 0 0 0 o County

25 Ditto whale 0 0 0 36 Rock.

2 6 Ditto spermaceti .ton 55 0 0 0 0 Birmingham Life .. 1001.pd 76 Pitch, Stockholm ..cwt. 0 16 0 0 0 0

Water Works. Raisins, bloom....cwt. 4 15 0 0 0

Kent 100 pd. (Div. 21.).... 31 Rice, Caroliua bond 2 2 0 2 5 0 East London 100 pd. Div.21. 10's 58 10 Rum, Jamaica bond gal. 0 4 4 0

Grand Junction ..50.

23 Ditto Leeward Island 0 2 11 0 3 3

Manchester and Salford Saltpetre, East-India, cwt. 2 14 0 0 0 0

50 5pd.

50 5pd

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Sonth London

20 Silk, thrown, Italian, lb. 2 9 0 3 0 0 West Middlesex

22 Silk, raw, .. Ditto 1 60 1 17 0

Bridyes. Tallow, Russia, white 0 0 0 0 0 0

Waterloo ..100pd... (Disct) 14 Ditto - yellow 2 12 0 2 13 0

Ditto Old Annuities 60pd(Dis.) 2 Tar, Stockholm bar. - 1 3 0 1 4 0

Ditto New 401. 20pd.. Prem. 1 Tin in blocks......cwt. 5 5 0 5 8 0

Literary Institutions. Tobacco, Maryland, Jh. 0 0 8 0 1 4 London, 75 gs.

38 Ditto Virginia 0 0 8 0 11 Russel

14 Wax, Guinea......cwt. 7 5 0 8 8 O Surry 30 gs.

19 10 Whale-fins (Greenl) ton 700 0 0 0

Mines. Wine :

Beeralstone ....36 10pd. 3 10 Red Port, bond pipe .. 33 0 0 40 0 | Butspill 10pd.

5 Ditto Lisbon..... 40 0 0 50 0 0 Eoglish Copper Company D.8s. 6 10 Ditto Madeira 50 0 0 55 0 0

Miscellaneous. Ditto Vidonia

0 0 0 0 0 0 Lon. Commer. Sale Rooms 100p 29 Ditto Calcavella

0 0 0 0 0 Lon. Flour Comp. ..14 pd.. 1 10 Ditto Sberry....... butt 28 0 0 46 0 0 Auction Mart 50 ex. Div. ll. 15 Ditte Claret

35 0 0 45 0

Gas Light aud Coke Com. 45 pa Par 3 Dis.

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AMERICAN FUNDS.

IN LON NEW YORK. PHILADELPLIA.
OCT. 2 11 July, 14 Aug 20.

53
3 per cent.
fold 6 per cent.

84
New Loan 6 per cent. 90
Louisiana 6 per cent. 94
Bank Shares

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By J. M. Richardson, 23, Cornhill.

THE

LITERARY PANORAMA,

AND

Pational Begister:

For DECEMBER, 1816.

NATIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY NOTICES,

(British and Foreign,)

PROSPECTIVE AND RETROSPECTIVE.

RLPORT OŃ THE AFRICAN PORTS.

FROM

ON PAPERS RELATING TO THE

REPORT

mediate fashion, -it is the rage: still, it is honourable to a nation to entertain such

fashions; and as to the ultimate result, THE SELECT COMMITTEE the Patriot and the Philanthropist will

leave that to be ascertained and comOF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, pleted by succeeding generations, hop

ing the best: for the progress of in

struction, generally, is slow, though AFRICAN FORTS.

sure; and those who rightly estimate (Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, the nature of the work they are enga-June, 26, 1816.)

ged in, may adopt the language of the artist who when censured for the slow.)

ness of his pencil answered, " I paint The Patriot observes with pride, and for Eternity”-“ We labour for the Philanthropist with pleasure, the Eternity." difference between that tone of inind Every nation, every tribe, has had its which pervades many of the public pro- Benevoient and Beneficent personages, ceedings of the present day, from that who have delighted in alleviating the which a few years ago was prevalent, sufferings of their fellow men. Perhaps and indeed, exclusive. The temper of the most barbarous hordes have much inquiry, formerly was, by what means to do them honour, had they records to can we draw the utmost advantage from relate the incidents ; but, the disposition such or such a place ? from such or of a whole nation, the expectation of the such a people ? from such or such a Legislature, the attention of the Senatraffic? Without losing sight of this, tors, turned to this subject, is equally we now, find these questions interming- honourable to themselves, as individuals, led,- What has been done to benefit and to the nation which they represent. the inhabitants of such or such a place, The public, the population at large, with which we trade ? - What efforts take a lively interest in the question, and have been made to civilize them ?--per- this, we must be allowed to consider haps, 10 instruct them, is added ; and among the most honourable distinctions a kind of surprise is expressed, if no- of the British people. We are not thing has been planned or executed, to aware, that we do any other nation of that effect. Let it be granted, that this the earth the smallest injustice, when is the order of the day,—it is the im- we say Britain has taken the lead, and · VOL1, No. 97, Lit. Pan. N. S. Dec.. 1.

keeps it, in that course of philanthropy

REPORT. which distinguishes modern times. To The Committee to whom the several Paconnect the notion of Philanthropy with the name of France, is to expose the

pers which were presented to the House proposition to sneer and ridicule; with upon the 9th day of this justant May, Spain, the Holy Inquisition frowns away

from the Committee of the Company of the inquirer : with Italy, alas ! his Ho Merchants trading to Africa, were reliness is too religious to be beneficent: ferred, to examine the matter thereof, with Germany, her sufferings have para and report the same, with their observalyzed her power. If we ask whose ves

tions thereupon, to the House ; and to sels still carry on the slave trade, and

whom the Petition of the Committee of lend themselves to the nefarious purposes of that infamous commerce, we are

the Company of Merchants trading to told-America. The Americans fit

Africa, and the Copy of the Report of out vessels, they falsify their flag, to

the Commissioners sent out by his 'Maelude detection, and thas, preferring

jesty's Government, to investigate the profit to every other interest, they pur

state of the Settlements and Forts on the bue it, to the infinite disgrace of their Coast of Africa, were also referred; and country, and themselves. The Spaniards who were empowered to report the Miand the Portuguese are their coadjutors;

nutes of Evidence taken before them to and thus the baneful influence is main

the House ; -Have, pursuant to the tained : and Smuggling in all its

Order of the House, examined the matbranches is promoted. Such are the attractions, and such the atrocities of

ters to them referred, and have agreed to illicit gain!

the following Report: An enquiry into the condition of the Forts in Africa, now in possession of

Your Committee regret, that the late British power, or maintained by British

period of the Session at which they were influence, includes further information appointed, has precluded them from enteron the condition of the people—the ing into the detailed Examination, without African people, arourd them. Are which they feel it impossible to make any these Forts employed as instruments of | Report on the Subject referred to them, oppression ?--are they Black-Holes of which can be satisfactory to themselves or tyranny? No such fact appears ; or the House. will appear : they are houses of some strength, for the accommodation of European settlers,—but there ends their The History of these Forts is given principal pretensions to the appellations by the Secretary to the African Comof Forts. They display, indeed, the pany in the following terms : British flag, and the native; claim their Do you know, from any documents to protection ima more than sufficient sign which you have access, as Secretary to of their military strength! They pay the African Company, at what periods ground rent, too, to the Chief; who the various Forts upou the Gold Coast transfers his right of property, for an

were either erected by this Company, or mnual compensation. Such are the taken possession of ?--I have brought with British Forts in Africa! Respectable Royal Africau Company of England,"

une a paper intituled, “ The Case of the in appearance ; defensive in reality: they dated in the Year 1730, in which I &ind the preserve a military air and regularity ; following information upon that subject :they maintain order, they command the That in the reigns of James the First and passages of rivers against vessels, and Charles the First, two Forts were built; they controul the population immediately one of them called Cormantine, on the in their neighbourhood, though not with Gold Coast, and another ou the River out exception, as we shall see.

Gambia, on the North Coast, which were But,-of things in their order: This the only places of any consequence of Enquiry is merely beginning : with

which the English were in possession at

the Restoration. many other excellent propositions, it

The paper above-menwaits the event of the ensuing Session papy of England was utablished by letters

tioned states, that the Royal African Comof Parliament, to make further progress. i

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