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INCIDENTS, ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS, APPOINTMENTS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.

The King, in reply to an address of the Royal Academy, has directed a National Gallery to be erected. The site is Charing Cross, and the architect ^lr. Wilkins, R.A.

Assault on the Duke of Wellington.—On Monday, the 18th of June, as the Duke of Wellington was returning towards Apsley House fiom the Mint, on horseback, he was recognised on Tower Hill, and assailed by groans and hisses. The Noble Duke rode to the residence of Mr. Maule, in Lincoln's Inn, where he alighted, and remained in the house a few minutes. Un his return he was again assailed with hisses, and one ruffian threw a stone at him, which happily

The Rev. George Sprostou, to the Perpetual Curacy of Oldbury, vacajit by the resignation, of the Rev. W. R. Holden.

The Rev. H. Dugmore, M.A. of Caius College, Cambridge, to the Rectory of Penathore, Norfolk, void by the cession of the Rev. G. Coldham.

The Rev. A. J. Carrighan, B.l). to the Rectory of Barrow, Sntiolk.

The Rev. Ed want Lewis has been presented by the Duke of Beaufort to the Rectory of Llanbedr, vacant by the death of the Rev. Archdeacon Payne.

The Rev. W. C. Bennett, M.A. to the Vicarage of Corsham, Wilts, void by the resignation of the Rev. J. A. Methuen.

The Rev. R. S. Barter, B.C.L., &c, Fellow or New College, to the Wardenship of Winchester

missed its object, and then attempted to College, vacant by the death of the Bishop of drag him from his horse. The fellow was Hereford, immediately seized, and given into custody, and the Noble Duke then proceeded homeward, and, undet the protection of a large body of gentlemanly persons, experienced no further molestation.

Assault on His Majesty.—On Tuesday, the 19th of June, while the King and Queen were standing at the windows of the Royal Stand during the Ascot Races, and in the midst of the very warm congratulations and cheering of the assembled persons, a fellow in the garb of a sailor was observed to fling two stones at the King. One of them struck the hat of his Majesty, who exclaimed in much alarm, " Oh God, 1 am hit!" and reeled a little back. Immediately, however, recovering himself, he smiled, and relieved the anxiety of the noble personages by whom he was surrounded, by assuring them that he was not hurt. The offender was discovered to be a Greenwich pensioner, who had been discharged for some misconduct, and who had adopted this mode of " righting himself." He was greatly excited, and apparently laboured under temporary derangement. It being evident that the fellow was without confederates, the King and Queen returned to the stand, and received three hearty cheers from the multitude, which his Majesty acknowledged by taking off his hat repeatedly. The same affectionate demonstrations of loyalty were continued until their Majesties quitted the course. The ruffian, or madman, has since been committed for trial. His name is Dennis Collins. It will be seen by our Parliamentary digest, that the circumstance gave rise to an address to his Majesty from both Houses of Parliament. A similar address was also agreed to by the City of London.

ECCLESIASTICAL, PREFERMENTS.
The Rev. R. Barker, M.A. to the Vicarage of
Cottinghain cum Skidlry, near Hull.

The Rev. C. Langdon, B.A. of Queen's College, Cambridge, to the Vicarage of Que. n Camel, Somersetshire.

The Rev. Frederick Le Grice, Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, to the Vicarage of Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, vacant by the death of the Rev. J. Plumptre.

The Rev. J.Thornborrow Ward, to the Vicarage of Aakbam, near Lowther, vacant by the death of the Rev. John Langton Leech, A.M.

The King has been pleased to grant the Archdeaconry of the Isle of Man to the Rev. B. Philpot, A.M.

The Rev. A. P. Saunders, M.A. Student of Christ Church, to the Head Mastership of the Charterhouse School, in the place of Dr. Russell.

APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &C. The King has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, constituting and appointing the Right Hon. Sir James Robert George Graham, Bart.; Rear-Admin! Sir Thomas Mastennan Hardy, Bart. G.C.B.; Rear-Adrniral the Hon. George Heneage Lawrence Dundas, O.B.; Captain Sir Samuel John Brooke Pechell, Bart., C.B.; Captain the Hon. George Barrington; and Henry Labonclicre, Esq. to be his Majesty's Commissioners for executing the office of High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the dominions, islands, aud territories thereunto belonging.

Married.]—At Halton rjbapel, Cheshire, the Hon. Richard Bootle Wilbraham, eldest son of Lord Skelmersdale, to Jessy, third daughter of Sir Richard Brooke, Bart, of Norton Priory, in that county.

Major Basil Brooke, of the 67th regiment, son of Sir Henry Brooke, Bart, of Colbrooke, county of Fermanagh, to Caroline, third daughter of Peter Pitzgibbon Henchy, Esq. K.C.

James Brabazon, of Mornington-house, county of Meath, Esq. to Amelia, only daughter of Sir Henry E. Austin, of Shalford house, Surrey.

At St. George's church, Hanover-square, Viscount Boyle, son of the Earl of Shannon, to Emily Henrietta Seymour, youngest daughter t.f Loid George Seymour.

Sir Thomas Digby Legard, Bart, to the Hon. Miss Dancombe, daughter of the Earl of Feveriham.

At West Fcltham. Robert Myddleton Biddolph, Eiq. M.P. of Chirk Castle, Denbigh, to Fanny, second daughter of William Mostyn Owen, Esq. of Wood house, Salop.

Caplain Henry Bowden, Scots Fosilccr Gnards, to Emma, youngest danghter of the late George Norman, Esq. of Bromley-common, Kent.

John A. Arbuthnot, Esq. second son or the late Sir William Arbuthnot, Bart. to Mary, eldest daughter of George Arbuthnot, Esq. of Eldersllelodge, Surrey.

The Right Hon. Lord De Tabley, of Tableyhousc, in the county of Chesier, to Catherine Barbara de Salis, the beautiful and accomplished daughter of the Count and Countess De Salis, of Rokeby hall, in tbe county of Louth.

Sir Rowland Hill, of Hawkslone, Bart. M.P. for Shropshire, to Ann, only surviving child of the late Joseph Clcgg, Esq. ot Peplow-hall, in the same county, and grand-daughter of the late Arthur CK-gg, Esq. of lrwell Bank.

The Rev. Capel Molyneox, eldest son of the late John Molyncux, Esq. of Gravel-hill, Ludlow, and grandson of the late Right Hon. Sir Capel Molynenx, Bart, to Maria, second daughter of Vice-Admiral James Carpenter.

At Perth, Lord Cardross, son of the Earl of Bucban, to Jane, second daughter of A. Torry, Esq. Gorgie.

At Worthing, Lieutenant Colonel Rlddall, K.H. to Mary Anne, youngest daughter of the late George Day ah, Esq.

William Henry Blaauw, Esq. of Lower Brookstreet, to Margaret Emily, second daughter and ro-heiress of the late Sir John Giluian, Bart, of Corrahecn, county of Cork.

At Calcutta, Henry Holroyd, Esq. youngest son of the late Sir George Sowley Holroyd, of Hare Hatch, Berks, to Lucy, youngest daughter of the Hon. Sir John Franks, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court.

John Barker Chapman, Esq. son of Aaron Chapman, Esq. of Highbury-park, to Louisa Agnes, eldest daughter of Thomas Simpson, Esq. of Platway, Teignmouth.

At Longpaiish, Hants, the Rev. E. Home, to Anna Louisa, eldest daughter of the late J. Woodcock, Esq. of Lincoln** inn, and granddaughter of Beaumont, late Lord Hotbam. At Fairford, the Rev. William Eacott, to Lucy

Horatio, fourth daughter of the Dean of Gloucester.

At Paris, Richard Bartholomew, only son of William Martin, Esq. of Hemingstonehall, Suffolk, to Juli-jna, only daughter of the late Donovan Verner, Esq. Captain in bis Majesty's 55lh regiment.

Edward Yardley, Esq. of Lincoln's inn, and Fellow of Magdalen College, Cambridge, to Elizabeth, third daughter of the late John Taylor, Esq. of Everley, near Scarborough.

-Died.]—At Roseneath castle, Dumbartonshire, the scat of his Grace the Duke of Argyle, the Rev. Edward John Bury, Rector of Lichfield, Hants.

At Burton-honse, Dawlish, Devonshire, the Right Hon. Sir W. Grant.

At Prince of Wales's Island, Edward Frederick Barlow, Esq. of the Hon. East India Company's Civil Service in Bengal, son of Sir George Barlow, Bart. G.C.B.

At Cheltenham, T. Coote, Esq. many years Chief Magistrate of Newfoundland.

At Nice, the Rev. Lord Brandon, in in v years Rector of the extensive and lucrative Union of Castleisland, county of Kerry.

In Upper Seymour-street, Portman square, the Right Hon. Lady Charlotte Drummond, wile of Rear-Admiral Drummond, and eldest daughter of the late Duke of Athol.

At Gains-hall, near Kimbleton, Hants, aged seventy-six, Sir James Dnberly.

At Edinburgh, Lord Eldin, in his seventy-fifth year.

In his thirty-first year, Major A. Sullivan, of the 3rd Dragoon Guards, Aidede-Camp to MajorGeneral Sir C. Dalbiac, and son of the late Sir R. 1. Sullivan, Bart, of Thames Ditton.

At Home, in bis fifty-fourth year, Edward Dodwell, Esq. Author of "Travels in Greece." He was engaged In pursuing his researches among the Cycloprcan Walls.

In Port man square, tbe Earl of Scarborough, in the seventy-sixth year of his age.

In Cleveland-tow, London, in her eighteenth year, the Hon. Harriet Caroline Lambton, third daughter of Lord Durham.

In Marlborough building*, Bath, Major-General Sir William Williams, K.C.B.

At Tunbridge-wella, Lieutenant-ColonelTod, late of the 20th regiment.

At the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Ninian Brace, Esq. surgeon of that establishment.

PROVINCIAL OCCURRENCES

IN THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND, AND IN WALES, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND.

DEVONSHIRE. The promising apple crops of the coming season in this richly cultivated vale Is without parallel; and though blight has partially injured a small proportion of the apple blossom, the generality of the trees are so thickly and firmly set with fruit, that a plentiful cider harvest may be anticipated.

HAMPSHIRE.

Arungcments have been made to place the dockyards at Portsmouth and Plymouth, as one

of the measures arising out of the abolition of the Navy Board, under other control. The office of Commissioner is to be annulled, as at all the other ports; but instead of substituting for ft tbe appointment of a superintendent, in tbe person of a captain of one of tbe royal yachts, as has been in other cases observed, the duties arc to be under the regulation of tbe respective Commanders-in-Chief. This arrangement, however, will not be acted upon until January next, when tbe Commissioner at this port, Sir Michael Sey

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moor, will be promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, and will hoist his flag on board the Vernon, to proceed to South America, in the command of -which station he will succeed Admiral Baker. It is understood that the active superintendence of the yards at Portsmouth and Plymouth will devolve upon a Rear-Admiral, or npon the Flag Captain.

HEREFORD. We state with pleasure, that at present there is a very flattering appearance of an abundant blossom in our orchards in most situations, and that the apple and pear-trees have not been injured to any great extent by the late cold and ungenial weather. The backwardness of the blossom will probably be highly favourable to the production of a good crop of fruit.

KENT. At Sbeernesi the Cholera has appeared, and several deaths have been reported. LANCASHIRE. It is with regret we state that the Cholera has appeared, and continues to increase in Liverpool. The ship Brutus, of 384 tons burthen, sailed on the tstli of May from Liverpool to Quebec. She had on board 330 emigrants, men, women, and children, who, with the crew, made a grand total of 340 souls. Previous to sailing, the vessel underwent the usual examination, the crew and passengers apparently healthy. She carried an experienced surgeon, who, it is said, was well supplied with medicines, though the statements current differ on this subject. On the '27th, the ninth day out from Liverpool, a healthy man, about thirty years of age, was seized with malignant cholera. The usual remedies were used, and he recovered. The next case was that of an old woman, sixty years of age, who died in ten hours after the attack. The ravages of the pestilence then rapidly increased, the deaths being numerous in proportion to the cases. The greatest number of deaihs was twenty-four in one day. The Captaiu had not, it seems, any intention of returning to port, until the disease began to attack the crew. He then saw, that to continue bis voyage was to risk the lives of himself and the survivors, as well as the property entrusted to bis care. Under these circumstances, his vessel a lazar house, and men, women, and children dying about him, he resolved to put back to Liverpool. The cases bad been 117, the deaths 81, and the recoveries 36. Seven cases remained when the vessel entered the Mersey, two of which proved fatal in the course of the day, making the total number of deaihs 83. Among the sufferers were four of the crew. The survivors were, immediately on their arrival at Liverpool, put on board the Newcastle, lazaretto ship.

LINCOLNSHIRE. The Choler-t has, unhappily, made its appearance in Lincoln.

On the 1st of June nearly the whole of the roof aud body of Saint Michael's Church, Stamford, fell into a mass of ruins. The building had been for some time under the hands of masons, employed to effect what it was hoped would be an improvement, by widening (he span of the arches and diminishing the number of pillars, so as to admit of a better view and hearing of the clergyman by the congregration. In the course of this

work, it was discovered that some of the removed pillars had given support to the church tower; and so great was the alarm which arose for the safety of that part of the edifice, that the contract was suspended, and other experienced architects were called in. Their attention was immediately directed to shoring up and propping the tower; and this difficult job seemed nearly effected, when heavy rain set in, and as part of the walls, being uncovered, were exposed to the wet, the whole of the roof and part of the parapets fell in, and the church is now a mere heap of ruins.

SURREY. On boring for water lately at Klngston-uponTbames, some earth was brought up from a depth of 3*10 feet; this earih was carefully covered over with a hand-glass to prevent the possibility of any other seeds being deposited upon it; yet in a short time plants vegetated from it. If quick lime be put upon land, which from time immemorial has produced nothing but heather, the heather will be killed, and white clover spring up in its place.

SUSSEX. A short time since, the workmen employed in forming an underground apartment beneath King, ston Mills, discovered the foundation of some building, which, from the charred wood and other marks of fire, had evidently been burnt down. Among the stones of which the foundation was composed, were many mouldings and fragments of richly carved cornices, and three capitals of the early Norman style; one of them is encircled with birds, the other with dolphins; but the third is of great interest. It has four compartments; on one is represented the miraculous draught of fishes; on the second, a rude representation of the temple ; on the third, the delivery of the keys to St. Peter; and on the fourth, the miracle of the loaves and fishes. The figures are, of course, very rude, yet they art in high relief, and in better preservation than could be expected.

WARWICKSHIRE. A prospectus has been issued at Birmingham for the formation of a new steam company to provide engines to travel on the line of road between that town and London, on the common turnpike, and without the aid of railways. It is stated, that an engine has been invented capable of carrying 15 tons 15 miles an hour up and down hill, without difficulty, and with little escape of steam or smoke. It will be 112} miles in length, —a few miles more than a crow's flight from the one town to the other. We need not mention its direction, nor the towns on which it touches; one glance at the map will suffice to point them out. There will be ten tunnels; but, with the exception of two, none of them will exceed a third of a mile, a distance which a railway coach will shoot in somewhat less than a minute. The entire cost will not exceed 2,400,000/.; the returns calculated on amount to 071,000/. The data for calculating the returns seem as certain as those by which the expense has been estimated; perhaps they are more certain of the two. The shares subscribed for, on which a deposit of 5 per cent. Ins been paid, amount to 1,000,000/. The entire distance to Birmingham will be accomplished in 5} hours—it now ocenpies 12 hours. The whole of the intermediate stages will be

shortened in a corresponding degree. Ashby will be »i—it is now 12£ hours from town; Aylesbury 2l—it is now 4£; Banbury, 5£—it is now 8; Burton ft£—it is now 13j; Coventry, 4| —it is now 10; Daventry, 4—it is now 8. It is unnecessary to extend the list; we may state the case in a word; for all practical |ittrpu*cs, the railway will shorten the distance between London and every town within ten miles of the line, at least one half.

YORKSHIRE.

At Leeds and some other towns in Yorkshire, the Cholera has made its appearance.

The accounts from Leeds inform tis, that the great house of Gotland Co. (who are undoubtedly the largest manufacturers of superfine broad cloths in England,) have consented to pay to their workmen the wages that they demanded, and to obtain which they have been standing out for many weeks. The late fair at Lcipsic, for our heavier manufactures, was unusually brisk, and woollen cloths, manufactured in Yorkshire from the best foreign wool, were in greatdemand. There seemed, therefore, a necessity for complying with the expectations of the operatives; and this has, probably, led to a speedier accommodation between them and their masters than would otherwise have taken place. The woollen cloth trade in the West Riding is, from various causes, following the course of revived prosperity which has been taken by the stuff trade at Bradford and other places for several weeks.

SCOTLAND.

The statue of James Watt, the great benefactor of mankind, has been placed on its pedestal in the south-west corner of George-square, Glasgow. The pedestal is of Devonshire granite, twelve

feet high, and weighs about thirty-five tons. The statue, which is brume, was executed by Chantrey, and Is a happy effort of the genins of that eminent sculptor. The figure of the philosopher, which weighs two tons, is seated on a chair, in a contemplative mood, with compasses in the right hand, and a scroll lying on the knee, on which is described the model of a steam-engine. The face is very fine, and is said to be a striking likeness.

IRELAND. The attempt to collect tithes in Ireland appears hopeless. Some cattle were recently seised near Cork, and exposed to sale, a considerable military and police farce attending to prevent violence; but not oue bidding could be obtained! The cattle were then escorted by the military into Cork, where another attempt was made on the following day to sell them; but thongh they were put up as low as three shillings, there was no bidding! General Bingham expressed an unwillingness to expose the troops any longer to so harassing a duty, and it was at length agreed that the cattle should be given up to the owners, subject to certain private arrangements. As soon as the result was known, toe assembled thousands cheered for some minutes: it is supposed that 10,000 persons came into Cork from the country, to he present at the sale. So much alarm was excited, that all business was suspended until the sale was over. What hope can be entertained, after such a scene as this, that the Irish Tithe Bill can be carried into effect i Persons will not buy distrained cattle, because they are aware that by doing so, they should be marked for vengeance. In some instances, cows have been sold at Is. tid. per head, and perhaps they will prove dear at that!

BANKRUPTS,

FROM MAY 25, TO JUNE 8, 1832, INCLUSIVE.

MayK. W. GRANT. Jirnm afreet, Si. James's, rablnit xikrr. H. HARGRAVE, Hull, straw bit manufacturer. R. OIIIBON, Hutennijbury, Kent, brewer. T. JOYNSON, West Wycomb. Bucks, We dealer- J. IXlDSON, Great Georfe-street, HermoniU-y, merchant. T. MITCH ELL, Strand, hosier. J. and /,. MARLING, Brixten-road, bakers H MOULD, Obertvy, Surrey,

(trwr. R. THOMPSON. Ol-i-.ir^t, St. lukf't, dealer In bard war*. J. LAMS, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk* linen draper. T- WARD, Colchester, innkeeper. J. COLI.IVER, Helston, Cornwall, hatter T. FRANKLIN. Poruea, baker. I- 1». THORPE, Manchester,

linen draper. S B FRY, Bristol, hosier. K. IJVERSLDGK, Pntnroee-hill, n-nr l.ockoood, Yorkshire, el-ibi-r. II. and C. BATTERSLY, Hindley, Unci* ehire. cotton spinuer*. J M. WORTHY, Exeter, and

J. D. WORTHY, St. Thomas the Apostle, Devonshire, general merchants. J. WILSON, Tootlnll, Yorkshire,

blanket manufacturer.

Mayoo. M.GIBBON, West Peckham, Kent, erocer. R. MARK. Soutbamptun-buildiitse, Chancery I aue, •nonry icnxnrr. J. F ELLIOTT, Catreton-atreet,

chemist T. HUDSON. Northbrook, Surrey, cattle

salesman. W. end J. W1CKU AR. Bsfnor unlit, Berkshir-, paper makers. J. WESTON, Barge-yard, Bucklarsbury, wine merchant. W. RUSSF.LL. Better***, nnrsrrymen. H. COMITON. Batter tea, stave coach proprietor. J. MORGAN, llith street, Kensington,

porkman. T. « - WILLIAMSON, Lothbnry, cloth factor. J. U. Git A 111. RN, Filey, Yorkshire, lime burner. R. THOMAS, r.ellyxsre, Glamorganshire, coal master. J. SCHOFI ELD, Liverpool, victualler. J. PAINT RR, Liverpool, innkeeper. W. MATTHEWS, Copihall

buildiug* aud Liverpool, merchant- J. SWEETEN

HAM, Wtcktwotth, Derby (hire, scrivener. T. LUNT,
Chester and Woodside, builder. R. HALE, Kirby

Mnorsidr, Yorkshire, luukrcper. J.ATKINS, Oxford,
cabinet maker. W. PAGET, Birmingham, holier.

W. W. HARRIS, Bristol, victualler.

June l. A. T EDWARDS, Idol-lane, Tower-street, bricklayer. J. ELLIOTT, Chatham, Kent, irerer.

G. V. FULLER, Reinstate, Kent, rrocor. W. LUNN,

St. Mary-tt-llill, elopecller. R. ALLMAMJ. Wean, Salop, victualler. J. BARLOW, Leek, Stafrordthire, victualler. H- and C. BA 1 II.USBV, Hindley, Lan

cashire, cotton spinners. J. COOPER, Ryrfe and St. Helen's, Isle of Wirht, corn factor. I DICKINSON, Ulverston, Lancashire, scrivener. V. . DINGLEY, Bir

mingham, victualler. W. F. FUSSFLL, Baltonsborough, Somersetshire, tanner. J. LOVE. North-street, Havent, Southampton, uonmnnrrr. J. MARSHALL, Bradford, ironmonger. W. PACK WOOD, jun Warwick, trocar. J. SANDERS. Birmingham, druggist

June 5. J. WALKER, Tavistock-boasa. Tavistecksqusra. schoolmaster A- GOI DSCtllMDT, C. W

STOKES, and E. MEYER, Great St. Helens, merchants.
J. RITCHIE. East lane, Walworth, baker. J. BIL-
HAM, Old-strert. St. Luke's, licensed victualler C.
BARTRAM, Bankaide, oilman. T- WARRINGTON,
Gnildford-street, wine broker. R. C. BA'ITYL*

Doc tors'-co mm on,, tavern keeper. W. V. FOXWELU
Clapton, Gloureatersfaire. cattle dealer. W. YAK-

INGTON. SwHtfham, Norfolk, money scrivener. J.
WEST, W. TAYLOR, and T. WALKER. Newport, Mon-
mouthshire, corn merchants. J. RAWDEN, Devonport,
painter. J. S. SI BEL, Norwich, veterinary Burg,**.
W. F WHITE, Norwich, furnishing. imnmouger. P.
CLARKE, Ponteibory. Shropshire, maltster. S- BRY-
EHS. Chester, silversmith. E- HALSALL. BnsieJ,

watchmaker. W. H LOCKETT. Mancbcster, wine

merchant. E HIGGtNS, Dudley, Worcestershire, hstt-r W. B. LEES. Lancashire, cotton spinner. T.

STONER and T. STONKR, juu. Herv.ick, Yurksbite, corn millers. W BLAGBARN. Ne«c»st1e-ui*n-Tyn*,

upbolatercr T. LOCKV\OOD, Haddertfield, «o*l

stapler. T- LOCK" OOD. jun and J. COCK BURN, Ilurldrrtneld, woullen cloth manufacturers

JuneS. I.T. "ELCHMAN, Helborn-hill. line,, draper. R. WILSON, Weifhton. Yoikahire, tanner. U CLARK, Eaat Retford, Nottingham, braiier. J. DRIVER, Cambridge, batter. E- INGLE, Wt.tbroawich, Stam.rd->hire, builder. R- W. WARD, Lambstreet, Spitalfl-ldi, victualler. T EDWARDS. Aestinfrtars, merchant. S. REED, (lawkhurst, K»nt. blacksmith. D. IIAYBITTLE. Perkbam-wbarf. Kent-road, coal merchant. J. WHITE, Maddux-street. Hanoversquare, artificial florist warehouse man. S. h IRK, jun. Kimb.rwi.rtti, York, butcher. D- STUBBS, Bolton, Lancashire, draper.

COMMERCIAL AND MONEY-MARKET REPORT.

The Schedule of new Customs' Dalies proposer! by Mr. P. Thomson, and approved by the Committee of the House of Commons, has, of course, excited a considerable degree of interest in the commercial world. Aa to the policy of the proposed reduction in the duty on undressed Hemp, there can scarcely be two opinions, affording, as it mast do, an immediate relief to the shipping interest, and an increase of employment to the manufacturer. Similar benefit, though to a more limited extent, must attend the reduction in a great variety of oils, gums, and dye-woods. Objections have been made to the alteration in the duties on medicinal drugs, as tending rather to individual profit than to the general advantage; but it ought to be considered, that the present rate of duties operates almost as a total prohibition to an export trade in those articles. A meeting of the principal wholesale druggists has been held, at which it was determined to address a request to Government to pat the alterations in execution with as little delay as possible, as they would ■offer lets loss by the depreciation of the value of the stock on hand, than by a protracted continuance of the stagnation of trade that mast exist until the subject be finally disposed of.

The extensive sales marie by the Uefincrs, daring the latter part of the month cf May, have caused a corresponding briskness of demand during the past month in the Raw Sugar Market, and considerable purchases have been made in Plantation Muscovadoes at an increase of about Is. per cwt.; and notwithstanding the arrivals are very large, the market continues firm at the advance; 134 bbds. Barbadoes sold lately at from 52s. fid. to 60s. per cwt. For Mauritius, the following prices have been realized; fine grey, 56s. to 57s. fid.; fine yellow, 54s. to 55s.; good yellow, 5ls. to 53s.; brown, 48s. to 50s. There was much inquiry early in the month for Kast India Sugars; but the announcement of 10,500 bags of Bengal for sale on the 27th, threw a damp on the market. A parcel of 105S chests of new Havannah, in good condition, went off; good middling yellow, at 25s. fid. to 26s. fid.; tine, 27s. to 28s.

The animation in the Piefined Market has, in a great degrze, subsided, the limits In the Hambro* orders being below the prices demanded by the holders, and the Mediterranean trade not holding out any very inviting prospects. Large brown lumps may be quoted at 05s. to 65s. fid., and small, 67s. to 70s.

The Coffee^ Market has been in a state of great activity during the past month, with an advance of 2s. to 4s. per cwt. The quantity of Plantation offered by public sale last week, amounted to 850 casks and 350 bags, and brought as follows; Jamaica, good and fine middling, 87s. to 9fis.; middling, 83s. fid. to 80s.; good and fine ord. 78s. to 82a. fid.; Dominica, fine ord. and mid. 82s. to 83s. fid.; Berbice, good middling, 03s. fid. to 95a.; middling, 88s. fid. to 80s. fid.; fine ord. 80s.; triage, 82s. fid. to 83s. fid.; Demerara, middling, 85s. fid. to 87. The quantity of Foreign pot op, but which was not wholly disposed of, was 114 casks and 3650 bags: the prices were, for Havannah and Cuba, Q8s. to 75s.; Brazil, 56s. fid. to 03s.; St. Domingo, fiis. There is

some demand for East India descriptions, and 370 bales Mocha have Intel) brought 74s. to 84s. fid.

The demand for Cotton Wool has generally been steady, and with no reduction in price; the East India Company's sale on the 22nd brought the following prices:—2973 bags Madras, 4jd. to 5sd.; 1130 bags Bengal, 4|d. to 4Jd.; 2684 bales Surat, 4d. to 5-Jd.; and 234 bales of packing Cotton, 3^d. to 4d. At Mincing lane, 920 bales; Snrat brought 4£d. to 4gd.

The Liverpool Cotton Market has been somewhat duller, and the lower qualities of American have been sold at a reduction of £d.

In Indigo there is little or no variation in price. The East India Company's Sale takes place on the lOtb instant; nearly 4700 chests are declared, and fresh supplies are still arriving.

Owing to a deficiency in tlie imports of Colonial Spirits this year, and the consequent smallnes* of the stock on hand, as compared with the corresponding period last year, holders are tenacious for an increase of price, and have lately obtained it, to the extent of from Jd. to id. per gallon; proof Leewards may be quoted at Is. Gd. to Is. 7jd.; and Jamaica, 30 over proof, at 2s. lOd. to 3s. I i. No alteration in Brandy and Geneva,

Nutmegs were in great demand, at the commencement of last month, owing to the great activity in the Dutch market, and obtained, in consequence, an Increase of 3d. to 4d. per lb.; latterly, the demand has fallen off, but the price has not given way. Cinnamon is held at higher prices: in other spices there is very little to report.

The East India Company's Tea Sale finished on the 18th ult.; Bobeas were a little dearer, aa were also the finer Twankays; the inferior brought somewhat lower prices. Boheas, 2s. to 2s. o,Jd.; Congous, common, 2s. l\d. to 2s. l£d.; middling and good, 2s. l;Jd. to 2s. 3jd.; Twankays, common, 2s. ljd. to 2s. 2d.; Hyson skin, 2s. 2d. to 3s. 2d.

A small parcel of 27 bags of Cochineal, offered for public sale a few days ago, was only sold in part, at from 6s. 8d. to 7s. lid., being a reduction of 4d. to Sri. per lb. below previous prices: there is little or no demand for it at present.

Saltpetre is held firmly at advanced prices, notwithstanding some large parcels are announced for public sale.

The Hop Market is very dull, the present appearance of the plant being good, and the weather favourable: the duty is estimated at 140,000/. In Hemp,Tallow, and Tobacco, prices are steady, but little doing.

The arrivals of Foreign Wheat have been extensive, and also of Irish Oats, but the supplies of home growth have been small. There has been a brisk demand for good English Wheats, at former quotations; but the sale of other grain has been exceedingly dull. Considerable interest is now excited for the state of the coming crops; as yet they are uninjured, but a continuance of wet is likely to produce much damage. There is still a considerable demand for bonded Wheat for exportation to France.

Throughout the last month, there has been a gradual disposition to decline in the price of the

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