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management with regard to the draw. House of Commons, June 7.. backs on sugar. Reserving himself at pre

New Coinage. sent to afford what further explanation

Mr. W. Pole, having moved the second might be deemed necessary, he begged to reading of the Silver Coinage Bill, Mr. P. suboiit to the committee a resolution-Lewes regretted that a gold coinage of 2os, “ That the proposal of the Bank for au ad- pieces was not a so to take place. He saw vance of three millions be approved."

110 inconvenience or confusion in the co-exMr. V. Futzgerald observed, that the istence eveu of the old pieces of 21s. and quota of contribution estimated to be due the new of 20s. by which every objection fron trelaud for the service of the present would be removed. year, was 3,407,7941. Irish currency, or

Mr. W. Pole said, our gold coin was, at 3,145,6561. British. The charge of inter-present, the most accurate in the world, and est and siuking fund on the present debt the Committee had probably been apprewas 6,820,730%. forming a total supply of bensive, that any alteratiou might affect 10,25 4,5241. The amount of the consoli- the state of the exchange; they bad, theredated fund, with the remains of the English fore, been desirous to make no alteration, loan, was 4,289,2801, subject to a deduc- except what was absolutely necessary, taktion of various arrears, which left a neting into the accouut also the additional exsurplus of 991,5701.

pense.— The laie Lord Liverpool, iu 1803, SUPPLY.

had calculated the number of guineas in Estimated quota of contribution,

England at thirty millions, and to recoin 1816, 3,145,656l. Brit.......... £3,407,794 such a number would necessarily be attendInterest and siuking fuud on pre

ed with a heavy expeuse. But, be believe sent debt..........


ed, the number was not nigh so cousider.

able. The suggestion of a coinage of twen. Total supply ..........£10,234,524 ty-shilling gold pieces, he should feel it bis

duty to recommend to the Committee with STATE OF CONSOLIDATED PUND. a view to the former resolutions being reBalance on 5th of January, 1816 £1,448,086 considered- (Heur, hear.) The coiuage of Remains of Eug.

twenty-shilling pieces would be a means of lish loan 2,622,6411. Brit.2,841,194 assimilating the currency of Great Britain

and Irelapi, an object undoubtedly of much £4,289,280 importance; and, in such a proposition, he

trusted, the Committee would concur. lu Arrear of contribution, 1815,

1693, there had been two legal standards, 2,912,2801. British...3,187,470

which had been productive of much inconOutstanding Treasury

venience. Guineas had then sold for thirty Bill and Lottery

shillings from the deterioration of the silver Prizes ....


currency. But all the evils would be dove Inland Navigation 30,000

away, by the two metals going on simul Building Record-office... 16,364

taneously, as silver was only a legal teuder Grand Caual...... 35,000

to the aniount of two guineas. 3,297,710

Ir. Croker was in favour of a coinage of Surplus of consolidated fund €991,570 | twenty-shilling gold pieces, and thought

The following were the Ways and Means the present the most favourable time for by which it was proposed to meet the be- making a convenient division of the coin. fore-mentioned entire charge of 10,284,5241. The current coin of the country was most required for the service of the year :

irregular, there being one measure for gold,

anoiher for silver, and another for copper; WAYS AND MFans.

and these were not referable to each other Surplus of cousolidated fund.......£991,570 without fractious. Should twenty-sbilling Revenue, estimated at

6,000,000 gold pieces be coined, all the coin of the -Profit op Lotteries

100,000 realon would be altered; but he did not ou Seamen's Wages.......

111,960 that account dissapprove of such a coiuage. Loan on Treasury Bills in Eug.

He tbought the French plan should be imitland, 1,700,0007. British 1,841,666 ated, and that the decimal arrangements Ditto ditto in Ireland....

1,400,000 would be attended with much advantage,

if applied to the current coin of this Total Ways and Means... £10,245, 196 country. If the ounce of gold were di-He concluded by proposing a resolution vided into five parts, each of these parts for raising the sum of 1,200,000l. by Trea- would be worth tweuty shillings, and sury Bills.

each shilling would be worth teu of our After some discussion, the respective represent pence; but the ounce of gold solutions were agreed to.

was at present equal to ninety-uise shillings


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and four-pence half-penny, and there could | For expenses incurred by be no difficulty in dividing it into one hnn. prosecutions relatiog to dred shillings. The pound of silver might coin.................

4,000 be divided into eighty shillings, and then Compensation for retired we should bave a shilling of the value often Clerks, and persons sagrains, and a guinea of the value of twenty peranndated in the Office shillings.

of Audits.................. 1,850 The Bill was read a second time.

For the relief of American
Elgin Marbles.

Loyalists............... 1,500

For the National Vaccine Mr. Bankes, after some panegyrical


3,000 remarks on these unparalleled relics of ancient art, moved “ That a sum of £35,000, be granted to

POLITICAL PERISCOPE. his Majesty for the purpose of purchasing

Panorama Office, December 28, 1816. the Elgin Marbles, and that the same be If the writer of a PerisCOPE were to paid for them, without fee or deduction.” commit himsclf to the intelligence be re

Mr. Curwen agreed in all that had been ceives from one party, only, whether at said of the excellence of these marbles as

home or abroad, he would run the atmost works of art; but he thought that the

risque of being misled and misleading his House should shew a disposition to relin

readers. Take home, for an instance, quish its own feelings in forbearing to

Sir, we are ruined, irretrievably ruined i make this purchase, to sbew the people,

Never were equal desolations !" But, a that an attention to the public distresses,

long, life of observation, including fifty and an anxiety to relieve them, was the years' acquaintance, more or less, with object nearest to their hearts.

public men and measures, has deprived

this exclamation of its sting. Three or Mr. Hammersley said, the point on four times at least, hus Britain, with its which he felt most strongly, was the connexions, been IRRETRIEVABLY ruined, dishonesty of the acquisition. The Hou.

in our memory. It will follow, that, three Member then moved an amendment, in or four times, at least, has Britain risen substance,“ That the Committee having superior to her then supposed falal mistaken into its consideration the means fortunes. which had been employed to collect and All the world thought Britain ruined obtain possession of the Elgiu Marbles, wben France bad given independence to were of opinion that his Lordship had not the Amcrican Colonies. What did the borne in mind that the character of an fact prove to be!--that France herself was Eoglish Ambassador, which he sustained, ruined-irretrievably ruined, by the efforts might be supķ in its dignity by the mode in she bad made to destroy iner rival. Louis which these marbles were obtained, and XVI. foresaw this; and when his triumph that it be recommended to offer 25,0001. seemed most complete, his eyes dropped for them to his Lordship, in order that many a tear, at the costly consequenccs they may be kept on behalf of the public, of momentary exultation. Britain reoetill they might be reclaimed by the govern vered; and having seen her recover from ment to which they formerly belonged, that apparently desolate state, we know then to be given up without any remune not how to despair of a repetition of the ration whatever, and that in the mean same miracle. Now, this fairly acknowtime they be kept in the British Museum." ledges a state of distress and calaHear! hear! and u laugh.)

mity; we do not, we cannot, honestly Mr. Croker, Mr. W. Wynne, Mr. c. say, unexampled-unprecedented, -bad Long, and Mr. J. P. Grant, supported the enougb, certainly, but not so bad as to motion ; which was opposed by Mr. justify despair. Serjeant Best, Sir J. Newport, Lord Mil.

We even conjecture, that at the time ton, Mr. P. Moore, and Mr. Brougham; Country, are considerably improved in de

we are writing, the Slaple Articles of our after which it was carried 82 against 30.

mand, and in the price they bear at mar. The following sums were then voted :

ket, from what they were six or eight For defraying the expenses

months ago : That is to say, they have of the Mint.....................£13,630 0 o begun to find the proper channels for their For defrayiog the expense

peace delivery, and these operate, though of the Office of Store

bụt slowly, and slightly, as yet. There is keeper General............ 44,800 0 o also, a kind of sentiment or presentiment, For the Commissary in

among the best informed, that things are Chiel's Office............... 405,240 8 10 çither mending, or on the point of inendBarrack Department 178,626 0 o ing, and this is alone sufficient to cause For Law Expensos.......*** 10,000 o ol them to mend. When this effectually

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prevails among the public, the point will veroment to disband any considerable part be almost obtained; Hope will put the of the large army now on foot? for the great wbcel of the machine in motion ; public peace must be preserved. and the lesser will follow to the very The Parliameut is summoned to meet in smallest.

the course of the month of January: we Another word on the subject of Com- have alıcadly stated our opinion on the merce, since it has glided in, as part of complexion it is likely to assume: bnt, this PERISCOPE. The materials of manu

this must, of course, be referred to the facture are either native or foreign : if na.

event. tive the Country that prodoces theın has

It would, formerly have been thought the unquestionable right to make the most,

an impossible transition from the Legisand the best of them she can. But, if so

lative Body of Britain to the Legislative reign, then the article is a compound of Boily of France: but time has brought it foreign material and native ingenuity in about, impossible as it might seem. "The preparing for use. We therefore, read ibe Legislative body of France is newly élect. declamations in the Continental papers,

ed:-at present it is quiet. the complaints, of being undeisoll, the

To speak our real sentiments, we have resolutions for 'excluding British commo

not the greatest confidence in this quietdities -say cotton goods, for instance.

We should be but little surprised with great calowess, if not with a sort of to see it change, suddenly. The French apathy.

Publie Stocks are unaccouutably low ; 110It is granted that you purchase the raw

less their price may be taken as iudication material-it being foreign-as cheap, os

of an opinion among ibe money holders, cheaper, than Britain; but, did yon in

not very favourable to the flouri ving state

of the finances of their country. France vent the MACHINERY by which it is

is a fine country, but it is not inexhauswrought? Is that your's, or is it British?

tible; and Buwaparte had drawn it down If it be British, and you stole it from Kri tain, blame yourself, if you cannot com

so ficarly to exhaust:on, that the utmost pete with the original inventor, and per: relief.

skill can, as yet, have afforded it julle fector, of the article. What right have you to expect that you, who must be some

BELG!um is profiting by the misfortunes years behind your rival in the business,

of France, so far as obtaining a good should bo able to meet her, in the long price for her native productions, goes. run, on equal, or superior terms? You

The armies slutioned around ber, pay,

and must cannot dety that whatever parts of the


for what they consume ; to whole are ber's, because they originated greater joy of the merchant who deals in

the girat joy of !he farmer, and the still with ber, are at least equal to your own: is then, by the habit of langer practice her Government proceed on the maxim l'es

those commodities. The measun es of this management be better than your's, where tina lente : the end will be obtained more is your right to complain of ber injustice Lectually; pribaps more speedily, her overbearing? ber ail:grasping spirit?

From the north we hear but little. &c. &c. Aokuowledge your own error; DENMARK and SWEDEN and Russia, we confess you have boca misled, and blame Hupe are all welt; but we do not know it the party who misled you: it was your troro srcent intelligeece. grasping spirit which then induced jou to take his advice: cease complaining of Bri

GERMANY is quuet; except a few feverish taiq; and censure only where censare is symptoms, of no great moment; and posdue.

sinly little understood.

ITALY is safe under Apostolic protecThis maxim“ censure only where cen. tou: but the thonght of the representative sure is due," should be held sacred in po government in the Pope's dominions is allitics ; but, it often happens, that much most convulsive. As to Napies and Si. blame is thrown where noue oug ist to atcily, with the African Powers on the - tach. The most masteriy strokes of po shores of the Mediterrancan, soulebody has . Jities are oftey misunderstood, those who bid turm be quiet, and quiet they are. conducted them are buincd beyond mpa

Spain is quie1, 100, but we hardly know • sure, when they ought to be honourably on what prispies. The Sovereigu is po applanded.

Hall-recided chacter: be is either unSuce our last the metropolis his !eep | commonly wise; or — the scene o public disturbance and blood. Thus have we gone over Europe; in sikil, Vesould be gla! to think ihis wbich is much grumbling: but we hope Wirthe close of such thingsIf sizalar no spirit of revoll; many wishes to be betpiits, love the same cats, lake place iuter, but, we trust, po atiempts to realize be county, will it bo possiile for the Golchem at the expence of the public peace,

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The chief purchases.' of Coffee lately Commercial Chronicle.

were on speculation: the cause of the temporary depression in Jamaica Coffee

last week, may be ascribed to the shipping STATE OF TRADE.

season having closed, and speculators banLloyd's Coffee House, Dec. 20, 1816.

ing sometime ago made up the full quantity

they choose to bold for the event of the Corton.—The advices from the United spring demand; the consequence was a States mention, that no extensive ship small decline in the descriptions which meuts are expected for some weeks; the had been previously purchased extensively holders of Cotton both here and at Liver.

on speculation. poul were in consequence asking higher prices , which the trade seem unwilling to Goverument advertising for 10 to 14,000

Very considerable interest is excited by comply with

barrels of Flour to go from the United Liverpool, Dec. 21. - During the greater part of the week the Colou mar and Islands, one half to be delivered by

States to the British West India Colonies ket was very quiet, and about Wednesday sowe little decline took place in the middle the 30th of April; the tenders are to be and inferior qualities of Boweds and Or- 1 given in to the Victualling Board on the

gd of January; it is supposed in the city, Jeans; yesterday however there was considerable enquiry for these descriptions: the means of lessening the expected sup

that this extensive contract will be the other kiods however continue dull: and of Iplies from America, which, added to the the Demeraras otsered by auction, only two lots were sold. The arrivals this week bigh prices of grain, and the actual scar. are only 927 bags, and the sales amount that the Councii have been deliberating

city of good bread Corn, renders the report. to about 2,800 bags.” Sugar.-When it becaṁe generally Grain extremely probable.

as to stopping the distillers from using known on Wednesday last that po Sugars would be on shew ibis week, the demand

IRISH PROVISIONS, &c.-The new Proconsiderabiy increased; there was bow visions, Beef and Pork, of prime quality ever I briskuess; the prices generally coutinue scarce, particularly the latter, were without variation ; in some instances and the geveral opinion in the market is, Muscovades in speculators' hauds were

that the prices throughout the season will purchased a shade lower.

rate higli, on account of the failure of the There has been no general reqnest for potatoe crop in Ireiand.-Bacon continues Refined goods since our last; yet several to meet a heavy sale in the market. rather exteusive purchases have been The sales of Buiter by private contract made, chiefly we believe lumps, 103s a 106s. have become very difficult to effect; the The export houses evince a disposition to inarket remains in a very depressed state. secure goods at the present currency, but HEMP, Flax,' and Tallow. --There is the Refiners decline the offers, except at a

little variation in Henrp or Tullow; the considerable advance: there being vol prices of Flax are improving; the stock is bonding allowed, and the length of time very short of the usual supply, and the that must elapse before the spring ship business iately effected has been very copping commences, added to the further siderable. delay in recovering the bounty, appear Spices.--The enquiry after Spices has great obstacles to the arrangements be considerably increased, and there is every lween the trade and the extensive ex appearance of a reviving trade. porters; goods for immediate delivery can he purchased lower than parcels deliver- America on account of the appearance of

Tobacco.— The prices are declining in able in February and March next. In Foreign Sugars there is little vari in Europe are stated to have considerably

abundant supplies; and also the low prices ation, the prices nominal. Corfee-There continues to be great The prices are entirely nominal,

affected the currency in the United States. fuctuations in Coffce; Java and other East India descriptions, with the

Rum, BRANDY, and HOLLANDS. There

exception of Nocha, are Ss. 10-48. higher; good ordi- bas been no business doing in Rums. Se. hary paie Jamaica 71s. a 79s: ordinary veral parcels of Brandy have been dismidding 82s. 6d; widelling 91s. Od; 656 posed of at a considerable decline. bags tavannah went off uncommonly

Oils. There is little variation in Oils ; high. The East Ludia Company broyglit. the market continues heavy. forward nearly 5,000 bags, selling in the NAVAL STORES.-There is an arrrival of usual manner, with the drawbark of 3s. op Rough Turpentine, 20s. we believe about exi ortation.

the price. 'l he market heavy.

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Retail Trade has experienced the usual | Woolcombe W.jun. St. Michael's-alley, Coredulness just before Christmas. This oc hill, sbip and jasurance broker. Sol, Bos.

well. Austio-friars. eurs every year; but this year the absence of the Parliament, as well as the general Wain J. Camberwell, wool broker. Sol. Han. order of the day for economy, have added

ter, Millman-street.

Wilson J. Coventry, wine and brandy mer. greatly to the usual annual causes.

cbant. Sol. Alexander, Carey-street.

Willoughby B. and W. Thomas, Plymouth, Bankrupts and Certificates in the order of and R. Thomas, Cheapside, bat manufactu. their dates, with the Attornies.

Sol. Clabon, Tokenhouse-yard.

Abbott R. Coventry, draper. Sols. Woodcock

E. Davies, Mydrim, Carmarthenshire, anc. aud Co. Coventry.

tioneer. R. lanes, Cheltenham, baberdasher. Barnes W. Liverpool, merchant. Sols. At- ç. Stuckbury, Strand on the Green, Chiswick, kiason anıt Co. Chancery-lane.

dealer in horses. W. Pidgeon, Stock Exchange Brown J. Halywell, Flint, draggist. Sols. Coffee-bouge, tavern keeper. T. Burton, Lie Griffith and Co. Liverpool.

verpool, plumber. J. Webber, Sampford'Pe. Baddeley R. Coventry, grocer.

Sols. Long verel, Devonshire, tanner. . Lowle, Oakbili, and Co, Gray's lun.

Sumersetshire, husier. N. Levien, M.bledon Bate J. Stourbridge, Worcester, mercer. Sols. place, exchange broker. J. Fletcher, Trafal Anstice and Co. Temple.

gar-street, City road, merchant. J. Lodwidge, Cúoningham C. Prith-street, Soho, money J. Swand, Birmingham, grocer. J. and T.C.

Richmond-place, Walwortb, insurance broker. scrivener. Sol. Wilson, Moutague-street, Leman, Bristol, woney scriveners. Partman-square.

W. M.

B. P. Dalton J. and J. Newcastle upon Tyne, earthen. Tartt, Old Broad-street, merchaut.

ware manufacturers. Solo. Clayton and Co. Sanderson, Newgate-street, wioe merchant, Lincoln's Ing.

J. Hirst, Wapping-wall, cloth factor. J. Eyres, Davis W. Gloucester, carpenter. Sols. Poole Tooley-street, poulterer. and Co. Gray's loo.

Davies J. St. Martinos-lane, carpenter. Sols. Goodall T. Pershore, skinner
Drew and Co. Bermondsey-street.

Bridge W. Dition, Lancaster, soap boiler. Sols. Easthope G. Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Bunce and Co Temple

upholsterer, Sol. Turner, Bloomsbury. Cooke L. Winsley-street, Middlesex, seedsman. square.

Sols. Wilson and Co Lincolns Ion-fields Feard R. Westoe, Durham, ship owner. Sols. Chapman W. Stafford, bayonet maker. Sol. Bell and Co. Cheapside.

Jennings, Temple George T. St. Woolas, Monmouth, shopkeeper. Critchley J. Liverpool, merchant. Sols. Mine Sols.Jenkins and Co. New loo.

and Co Temple Johnson C. sen and R. Johnson, Kirkby Lons

Cazaly, W. Edgbastone, Warwick, dealer, Sols,

Clarke and Co Chancery-lane dale, Westmoreland, spirit merchauts. Sol Carver H. Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, innkeeper. Beverly, Staple Inn

Sol. Taylor, John-street, Bedford Row Jones H. Wellington-square, London, mer- Dyke J Gloucester, salesınan. Sols. Edmunds chant. Sol Clarke, Bishopsgate-street.

and Co Chancery-lane Kelty A. Worcester, jeweller. Sols. Mayhew Drabwell R. Doncaster, grocer. Sol. Mason, aud Co. Symond's lon.

Gray's Inn Lindgren J. H. Star-alley, Mark-lane, ship Ford W. lford, Essex, grocer. Sols. Amory

and Co Lothbury broker. Sol. Concanon, Crescent-place.

Gregory 8. senior, Little Bolton, Lancaster, Marsden T. sen. Curtain-road, borse dealer.

whitster. Sol. Ellis, Chancery-lane Sol. Wilks, Finsbury-place.

Hudson H.J. and J. Hudson, Newcastle upon Llaltby E Nottingham, maltster. Sol. Heelis,

Tyne, merchants. “Sols. Atkinson and Co Staple Inn.

Chancery-lane Mason J. T. Exeter, music seller. Sol. Brut. Hill T. Leeds, merchant. Sols. Rosser and Co ton, Broad-street.

Machell k. Dewsbury, innkeeper. Sol. Hart. Howett J. St. Martin's-lane, builder.


James and Co New Ino
Jey, Bridge-street.
Murden E. Prince's-place, Commercial-road,

Humphries J. Birmingham, merchant. Sol. saddler and harness maker. Sol. Griffiths, James G. and H. Cock, Bristol, brandy mér.

Egerton, Grays Inn Featherstone-buildings.

chants. Sols. Clarke and Co Chancery-lane Oldham W. Manchester, tailor, Sol. Windle, Knowler J. Preston next Faversham, Kent, Joho-strect, Bedford Row.

bricklayer. Sols. Winburn and Co Chancery. Parry T. Kingston, Hereford, painter and Jane glazier. Sol. Pewtriss, Gray's Inn.

Maish W. Warminster, tailor. Sol. Luckett, Stephenson W. Preston, Lancashire, linen

Wilson.street, Finsbury-square draper. Sol. Blakelock, serjeant's Inn.

Mockett J. Isle nf Thanet, Kent, farmer. Sols. Wareing J. Liverpool, draper. Sul. Makiuson, Powell' C. R

Exley and Co Furnival's Inn

Warrington, publican. Temple.


Chester, Staple Ion Wilson F. Durham, grocer. Sol. Windle, Shelley J. Canterbury, victualler. Sol. Birncs, Juha-sliert, Bedford Row,

Clifford's Inn

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