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The total absence of winterly weather has been the means of forwarding every operation in practical husbandry; the planting of beans and peas is wholly completed, fallows have received an ample share of winter tillage, the fold-yards have been emptied of their precious stores for the amelioration of the soil, and the regeneration of future crops; and the sowing of oats and barley is on the eve of COmmencement.
No great scarcity of keeping is seriously anticipated, even should the spring prove uncongenial—a circumstance not very improbable, considering the long continuance of westerly winds, which we have recently-experienced; and the consequent chance that cold winds, from the opposite quarter, will assail us during the months of March and April. Nevertheless, hay is plentiful, a considerable quantity of mangle-wurzle is stored for spring use ; and the Swedish turnip (which has turned out very much superior to any other variety, in the present year) is still moderately abundant, and retentive of its fattening properties.
The rot in sheep has been lamentably extensive, and attended with ruinous consequences to many industrious individuals ; and has also been productive of a sudden rise in the value of mutton, as well as in that of wool, and consequently of store sheep. The holders of lean cat
tle, too, have taken advantage of various concurrent circumstances, and are demanding such prices for their stock, as no future probabilities will justify the grazier in acceding to. The value of grain, during the present season, has maintained a moderate equilibrium, and the price has been such as to remunerate the grower, without press* ing heavily upon the consumer. The principles of our existing corn laws will, perhaps, again be brought under the consideration of parliament; however, it appears that the agricultural population are decidedly averse to any alteration being made therein, beyond that of providing means for preventing fraudulent returns. The idea of striking out the London averages entirely, appears to be founded upon justice and the spirit of our existing laws, which were evidently framed with a view to prevent the admission of foreign grain whenever that of our own growth was below the standard of value that would afford remuneration to the British farmer ; consequently the average should be determined by the price at which he sells his grain, and not by what it will fetch after having passed through half a dozen hands, and become saddled with the charges for freight, profit, commission, and et ceteras, which must evidently be the case with respect to such corn as is sold in Mark Lane.
London, February 23, 1825.
The spirit of speculation, which has of late been so actively and advantageously engaged in the foreign stock and share market, has at last extended itself also over our markets for goods ; and there is at this moment scarcely an article of merchandize the value of which has not been considerably enhanced by its influence since the beginning of this month. It would almost appear as if we already felt that abundance of money, which may only be expected, at some future period, should the various mining speculations now on foot have the expected results, and by
which alone similar revolutions in the value
of things may be caused in times of peace. Although the motives for the present speculations cannot be satisfactorily explained to an impartial observer, still it is clear, that they originate chiefly in the transfer of some large capitals from the stock market, which does not offer any more prospects for great improvement (almost all securities having already reached a high standard) in the investment of Colonial produce, the prices of which are low, comparatively, to what they were some years ago. SUGARs. – British plantation Muscovados have risen 4s. to 6s. – Havannah and Brazil, 6s. to 8s. ; white Havannah having been paid at 50s., and yellow 38s. In East India sugars there is a similar improvement—Yellow Bourbon obtaining 33s. to 35s. Ceffee.—For this article the demand revived in the beginning of this week; and as it appeared that the foreign sorts
were proportionately much lower than the Colony qualities, the attention has been chiefly directed to them, and immense parcels bought up by speculators. St. Domingo, which was offered a few days ago at 65s, realizes now currently 76s. to 78s. ; and such is the present eagerness of buyers, that a further rise is certain. Brazil has been paid at 82s.— Jamaica and Demerara are also 6s. to 8s. higher. Cotton.—The demand has been very animated as well here as in Liverpool, and our quotations are now # to 3 per lb. higher than a month ago; Surate 7d. to 9%d.; Bengal 63d. to 83d.; Georgie 94d. to 1s. ; Pernamb. 133d. to 15q. The speculators are sanguine of a further improvement. SPICES have particularly been favoured with the good opinion of speculators, and the rise in some of them is beyond any precedent, as will appear from the following comparison of their present and former prices. Cinnamon, worth two months ago 6s. 6d. rates now at lls. to l is. 6d. Mace ........ 5s. ... 23s. to 25s. Nutmegs .... 3s. 6d. .. 8s. Cassia lignea .. 6l. 6s. ... 10l. Ginger.... 25s. to 30s. .. 48s. to 50s. Pepper . . . .5%d. to 6d. .. 73d. to 8d. SALTPETRE has been paid as high as 29s. to 30s. Rice has advanced 3s to 4s. ; Carolina has been paid at 37s. to 40s. ; East lndia is 2s. higher. RUM.—Considerable business has been done in Rum at an improvement of 3d. to
No. 13. In Bankruptcies in and about London, the Attorneys are to be understood to reside in London, and in Country Bankruptcies at the Residence of the Bankrupt, except otherwise ea pressed.
The Solicitors' Names are between parentheses. *
ANDERSON. J. Edward-street, tea-dealer
Hughes, T. Spaldhurst street, draper
Jones, F. Newington causeway, linem-draper (Leigh,
Kinghorn, J. Croydon, linen-draper (Fisher, Wallbrook-
Knight, J. P. Fulham, hop-merchant (Lindsay, St. Thomas-street
Levoi, M. Cheltenham, picture-dealer, (Pruen and Co.
levy, J. Southampton, grocer (Coombs, Salisbury
£3. J. Baker-street North, chymist (Watson, Gerrard-street
Long, W. Little St. Andrew's street, oil and colour-mer-
Mallough, E.J. Belvidere place, wharfinger (Ashly and
Marshall, T. White Lion-court, merchant (Baddeley,
Moss, J. U. City-road, blind maker (Sheppard, Cloak-
Moor. Arlington-place, jeweller (Niblett, Cheap-
Moseley, R. Goulston-square, glass merchant (Norton,
Nathan. M. George street, Adelphi, bill-broker (Lewis,
W. Kirkland, surgeon, Connock
New Sheriffs. – Bedfordshire, S. B. Edwards; Berkshire, E. F. Maitland ; Buckinghamshire, J. Dupré; Camb, & Hunt. Sir C. E. Nightingale; Cheshire, J. S. Daintry; Cumberland, M. Atkinson; Cornwall, Wm. Baron; Derbyshire, Sir C. A. Hastings; Devonshire, G. Strode ; Dorsetshire, C. Spurrier; Esser, P. Du Cane; Gloucestershire, Sir J. Musgrave : He, e. fordshire, T. A. Knight; Hertfordshire, T. N. Kemble; Kent, W. G.D.Tysson; Leicestershire. C. M. Phillips; Lincolnshire, Sir J. Trollope; Monmouthshire, J. Proctor; Norfolk, John Harvey; Northamptonshire, Sir R. H. Gunning; Northumberland, A. Gregson; Nottinghamshire, G. Gregory; Oafordshire, Sir F. Desanges; Rutlandshire, John Neal; Shropshire, J. W. Dod; Somersetshire, J. Quantock; Staffordshire, Sir G. Pigot ; C. of Southampton, H. P. Delmé ; Suffolk, Sir H. E. Bunbury; Surrey, J. B. Hankey; Sussex, J. H. Slater; Harwickshire, C. Leigh; Wiltshire, Ernlé Warriner; Worcestershire, T. S. Vernon; Yorkshire, J. Hutton.
At a late meeting of the Levant Company a letter from Mr. Canning was read, in which he recommended the return of
the charter of that Company into the hands of Government. The motive for this interference is said to be the objection of Mr. Canning to any exclusive privileges for trading. He had nothing to say against the conduct of the Company; and he proposed that all their agents in Greece and Turkey should be retained, and be duly accredited as Consuls, &c. of the British Government. The Directors separated, at first, it is said, without coming to any resolution respecting the surrender of their charter. This is one of the oldest trading companies existing, having been formed in 1579. Lord Grenville is the Governor. The Company has since complied with the request of Mr. Canning. London Custom-House. — It had been known for some time that part of the foundation of this edifice had been giving way, and preparations were making for repairing it. They had commenced to repair it when the Long Room fell into the King's Warehouse, immediately below it. The workmen, &c., were fortunately alarmed by a sudden crack, which gave the whole of them just time to escape, or the consequence would have been fatal to many. The Custom-house cost more than a quarter of a million sterling. Monied Speculations. – l n the present excessive rage for speculation a list of such of them as are in full play may not be without use. Railroads.--Birmingham and Liverpool,600,000l.—Bristol and Birmingham, 800,000l.—Grand Western, 3,000,000l.—Grand Junction, 2,000,000l. —Hibernian General, 1,000,000l.-Limerick and Waterford, 300,000l.—London Northern, 2,500,000l. — London, Portsmouth, and Southampton, 1,000,000l.— Manchester and Leeds, 500,000l.-Manchester and Liverpool, 300,000l.—Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, 1,000,000l.— Surrey, Sussex, and Hants, 750,000l.Taunton, 200,000l. Banking, Loan, Investment, and Assurance Companies.Alliance Fire and Life, 5,000,000l.—Alliance Marine, 2,000,000l.—British Annuity, 3,000,000l.—British Paving, Building, and Investment, 2,000,000l.—British Shipping Loan Company, 1,000,000lCrown Life Assurance, 1,500,000l. — Equitable Investment Society, 2,000,000l. —Equitable Loan Bank, 2,000,000l. — Irish Investment Bank, 500,000l.—Investment Bank, 200,000l.–Irish Investment and Equitable Loan Bank, 500,000l. — London and Manchester Equitable Loan Bank, 500,000l. — Metropolitan Banking Company, 500,000l. – Metropolitan Investment Society, 2,000,000l. — Medical, Clerical, and General Life Insurance, 1,000,000l.Metropolitan Loan and Investment Company 1,000,000l. — Palladium Fire and Life Assurance, 2,000,000l. — Protector Fire Assurance, 5,000,000l. — Promoter Benefit Company, 60,000l. — Provincial Bank of Ireland, 2,000,000l. — United British and Foreign Loan Company, 2,500,000l. Gas Companies. – Birmingham and Staffordshire, 100,000l.Continental, 2,000,000l. – Gas Engine Carriage Company,200,000l.—Hibernian, 1,000,000l.—Newlmperial ditto,250,000l. Provincial ditto, 1,000,000l. — Phoenix ditto, 450,000l. — South American and Colonial Gas ditto, 1,000,000l.–United General Gas, 2,000,000l. British and Irish Mines.—British Mining Association, 400,000l.—Equitable Mining, 200,000l.— English Mining, 250,000l. — Hibernian Mining Company, 500,000l.—South Wales ditto, 2,000,000l.-Welsh sron and Coal ditto, 250,000l. Foreign Mines, &c. —Anglo-Mexican, 1,000,000l. — AngloChilian, 1,000,000l. — Arigna Iron and Coal, 300,000l.—Brazilian, 1,000,000l.— Chilian, 1,000,000l.—General South American, 2,000,000l.—Colombian, 1,000,000l. New Brazilian, 2,000,000l.—Pasco Peruvian Mines, 2,000,000l.—Pearl Fishery,
725,000l.—Reāl del Monte, 200,000l.— Rio de la Plata, 1,000,000l. — Tlalpaxahua, 400,000l.—United Mexican Mining Company, 240,000l. — Shipping and Dock Companies. – Bristol and English Channel Ship Canal, 570,000l. — Bermondsey Dock, 800,000l.— Bermondsey Collier Dock, 750,000l.–General Steam Navigation, 2,000,000l. — London and Portsmouth Ship Canal, 5,000,000l.— London, Brighton, and Devonshire Fishing Company, 500,000l. — St. Ives New Pier, 30,000l. — South London Dock, 750,000l. Miscellaneous Companies. — Australian Agricultural Company, 1,000,000l.—Alderney Dairy, 75,000l.— Bognor New Town, 300,000l. — British Distillery, 200,000l. — British Iron, 2,000,000l. — British Fishing Company, 1,000,000l —BritishPatentBrick,300,000l. East London Dairy, 125,000l.—General Journal Company, 250,000l.—Great Westminster Dairy,200,000l.—General United Coal, 2,000,000l.—Kent and Essex Flour Company, 210,000l.—London Brick Company, 500,000l. — Metropolitan Marine Bath, 500,000l.—Metropolitan Fish Company, 500,000l. — Metropolitan Waterworks Company, 500,000l.—Metropolitan Alderney Dairy, 150,000l. — Royal National Bath, 250,000l. — South London Milk, 100,000l.—Thames Quay Company, 61 1,000l. — Thames Tunnel, 200,000l.— Westminster Fish, 100,000l. Tithe Committee of Common Council.— Mr. Hurcombe lately brought up the Report of this Committee. He was proud to recommend this Report to the attention of the Court, as it exhibited the unanimous feeling of the City at large on the very important subject which had so long occupied their attention, and occasioned them great trouble in acting under the conflicting opinions that had so long existed with respect to it. The Committee had thought it necessary to convene a meeting of the Churchwardens and Representatives of each parish affected by the question, and the unanimity which was found to prevail throughout, was truly gratifying. The whole City was now alive to the importance of a united resistance to the exorbitant demands made upon them ; and if they persevered, he had no doubt that their efforts would be crowned with success. The origin of the Statute of Henry VIII. was now clearly understood, and the sentiment entertained respecting it was, that both in law and in justice, even supposing the decree founded upon it was valid, the Clergy who took the 2s. 9d. in the pound, were bound to take it on the conditions under which the grant was made, namely, that they should repair the church and maintain the poor of their parish. If the Clergy would do