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WARWICKSHIRE. The London and Birmingham Railway Bill has been thrown out by the Lords' Committee. It was stated on Thursday to the House, by Lord Wham, cliffc, that it did not appear to the Committee that the petitioners had made out a sufficient case to entitle them to call upon Parliament to authorise the carrying of the railway through the lands it was proposed to take it, and therefore, that the Committee had not thought it right to proceed farther.
WESTMORELAND. f As some workmen were lately employed in cutting drains in a field, the property of Matthew Ewbank, Esq. of Rampson, on Stainmore, in Westmoreland, they found several human skeletons. They were about five feet below the surface. It is supposed they have been embedded in the peat moss there for upwards of 500 years, indeed over since
the year 1288, when Sir William Wallace was encamped near the place with the Scottish army on coming in sight of the English forces of Edward the First
We regret to state the news from Ireland is ot the most lamentable description, both with reference to the internal policy of that unhappy country, and its commercial relations with the sister kingdom. The attempts to arrange the tithe system of that country have as yet produced very miserable effects; but we hope the Government, aided by the power, fill influence of the landed interest of Ireland, wiil adopt such measures as will effectually prevent consequences too much to be dreaded.
[the Harvest. — Accounts from all parts of the country of the wheat and barley crops are very gra~
COMMERCIAL AND MONEY-MARKET REPORT.
The state of trade, though It has shown some ■signs of improvement lately, bos not advanced in a degree commensurate with the expectations that were entertained of the effect* that would be consequent upon the subsiding of the agitations attendant upon the discussions on the Reform Hill. The demand for manufactures for the American mar. ket, which existed to a considerable extent during the Litter part of the last year, had the not unusual effect of exciting a degree of activity in certain departments, which not only overstocked the warehouses on the other side of the Atlantic, but has led to an accumulation of goods here beyond the more limited demand of the present season. The depression resulting from this cause is principally felt at Leeds and Birmingham.
Although there is now little doubt entertained as to the New Customs' Duties Bill passing the House in the form In which it was sent up by the com. mittee, still the want of absolute certainty on that point gives a character of anxipty and hesitation to the branches of trade immediately subject to Its operations, which those engaged in them feci to bo attended with much inconvenience.
At the commencement of July, the' low state of the stock of British Muscovado Sugars made the holders tenacious for an advance in price; but the arrivals in the early part of the month being considerable, the prices have given way from Is. to Is. (id. per cwt, notwithstanding there is a deficiency in the stock on hand, as compared with the corresponding date Of last year, of between 13,000 and 14,000 casks. In Mauritius, the deficiency is nearly 70,000 bags. In the home trade, the grocers are merely purchasing for their immediate wants; and in the export trade there is absolutely nothing doing. It is said that some of the refiners entertain serious intentions of reducing the extent of their operations, if not of closing their manufactories altogether, the present prices aifording so very inadequate a remuneration.
Ilather better prices were obtained la«t week for Mauritius, 4^16 bags of which went off by public sale j low brown at 51s. to 51s. 6d.; middling yellow strong, 52s. iii. to 53*. fid.; and fine, to.55s. .Since that time, 3223 bags, offered by public auction, met
with purchasers for only a small part, and at a reduction of 6d. to Is.
In East India Sugars, Shuns have brought — rood white, 26s. 6d. to 27s.; middling and inferior, 25a, to 25s. ; Manillas, 25s. to ilia. 6d.
fn Foreign Sugars there have lately been no sales) reported.
Last average price of Sugar, £\. 8i. gjd.
The Coffee Market is In a state of languor com. pared with the firmness and activity manifested a month ago: this is in some degree attributable to the unsettled state of affairs in Holland and Belgium, which checks mercantile speculation. British Plantation has fallen 2s. and upwards; and Foreign and East India, from Is. to Is. 6U Good to fine ordinary Jamaica and Dominica maybe quoted at 79s. to 81s.; fine ordinary Brazil, 61s. to 62s.; middling, 60s. ; Samarang, 56s. Gd. to 5/s. fid.; ordinary brown Sumatra, 55s. to 55s, 6d.
In the Liverpool Market, a cargo of St. Domingo has been sold (afloat), for delivery at a port on the Continent, at 61s.
The demand for Cotton Wool is by no means brisk, and prices remain with little or no alteration. By private sale, 200 bales Surat brought 4Jd. to 5d.; 100 Bengal, 4fd. to 5d.; 100 Bowed, 5$d. to 6d.; and 20 Pernams, 9*d. By public sale, 1530 bales Surat were sold at 4Jd. to 4ld.; and 1000 Madras, at 4fd. to 4Jd.
The East India Company's sale of Indigo commenced on the 10th, and terminated on the 19th ulL Of the total quantity declared (7419 chests), 729 chests were withdrawn; the short time during which they were on show, rendering it utterly impossible for the brokers to give them the requisite examination: this has been a subject of just complaint with respect to the Company's sales generally. The sale of the Company's .goods, amounting to 1952 chests, commenced heavily; the good and fine qualities bringing from 3d. to 4d. lower than the prices of the last sale; no alteration in the middling qualities; and the ordinary (of which there was but a very small quantity) at an advance of about 3d.
The Spirit Market has remained tolerably firm, but without an advance in price. Brandy, for
home consumption, has been more in demand since Uie renewed reports of the prevalence of cholera. The Government contract for Hum (ltXf.OOO galR) was taken, during the last month, at Is. 6£d. for 5 per cent under proof.
Seventy-one chests of fine Honduras Cochineal brought, by public sale, 3d. per lb. below former prices. Fine quality silver produced 7s. 4*L to7s.7d,; good ditto, Gs. 10d. to 7s. 2d.; and ordinary, 6s. 6d. to fis. Sd.; 2 bags of fine original black were sold at 8s. 9d.
The public sale of Cinnamon on the 16th ult. went oft'at an advance of fid. per lb. on the first sort, and of 3d. on the third sort; the second sort brought comparatively lower prices. liKX) oz. of Oil Cinnamon at 8s. Sd. to 8s. 100. There has been some demand for Nutmegs on speculation, and a consequent rise of about Id. per lb. Pimento has a] M. been improving. In Spices generally the market is dull, without alteration in price.
The Oil Market is firm at the late advances, and with a disposition to a further rise. Olive and Lin. seed Oils are in demand, for exportation. 280 tuns South Seal brought, by public auction, .£25. to £9&. 15a, per tun.
In Tallow, Hemp, and Flax, there is little alter. ation ; except that the former may be quoted about 6d. tower.
Ashes, Saltpetre, and Turpentine are held firmly aX. former quotations.
The continuance of fine weather, and the very favourable accounts of the state of the crops, has caused the trade in all descriptions of grain to be exceedingly dull; a further decline of 2s. per quarter may be noted in Wheat of all qualities; and from Is. to Sa. in Barley; the holders of Oats are less disposed to give way in price. In Foreign Wheat there is nothing doing; the ne ir approach of the harvest in France, and the stock she has ware, housed, have put a stop to exportation to that country; and the only demand the holder can at present look forward to is fur what may be required to mix with our own new Wheats. The reports are less favourable as to Beans and Peas; and the
factor* hold them firmly, with the expectation of a rise. Somecampl'jt of new White Pens have been offered; they were clean anil dry, but small; 40s. was asked, but they remain unsaid.
The general character of the Money Market during the month has been languid, and with a depression of about a half per cent, in the price of Consols. There has been some fluctuation in Portuguese Stock, according to the various reports of the progress of Don Pedro's expedition. Belgian and Dutch Stock are heavy, and declining in price, from the protraction of the conferences, and the apprehension of hostilities being renewed.
The closing prices of the several Public Securities, on the £4th ult., were as follow: —
Three per Cent Consots, 82 three-fourths. —Three per Cent. Consols for the Account, 82 seven-eighths, 83. — Three [>er Cent Reduced, 83 one-eighth, quarter.—Three and a Half per Cent Reduced, 91 quarter, three-eighths. — New Three and a Half per Cent, 90 five-eighths, three-fourths. — Four per Cent. (182G), 101 one-eighth. — India Stock, 199 half, 200 halt — Bank Stock, 199, 200. — Exchequer Bills, 14,15.— India Bonds, par, 2s. pm.— Long Annuities, 16three-eighths, seven-sixteenths.
Belgian Loan, 72 half, 73.—Brazilian Five per Cent. 43 three.fburths, 46 quarter. —Chilian, 15 half, 16 half. —Colombian (1824) Six per Cent 11 half, 12 half. —Danish Three per Cent. 66 three-fourths 67 quarter. — Dutch Two and a Half per Cent 41 three-fourths, 42. — Greek Five per Cent 29, 30.
— Mexican Six per Cent. 29 quarter, three-fourths.
— Portuguese Five per Cent. 55 half, 56 half. — Portuguese New Loan, par, quarter pm— Russian Five per Cent 98 half. —Spanish Five per Cent 14 quarter.
Anglo-Mexican Mines, 8.10., a 10.— United Mexican Mines, 3.10., 4. —Colombian Mines, 5.10., 6. 10.— Del Monte, 19, £0.— Bmsfl, 42,43.—BoUnoa, 210, 215.
PROM JUNE 12, TO JULY 20, 1832, INCLUSIVE.
Jon* 1». J. B. BOSTOCK, Wenlock factory, Wenlocfchasin,screw manufacturer, and Georr/e-itreet, Mansion-house, scrivener. JACOB HUBBARD, Bridport-place, NewNorpVrond, Ilouon, victualler. H'.M. M'CA PI N, Belfast, Antrim, jirovision merchant. JOHN PIKE, Hope-terrace, StiLitrwritVbiMh, baker. T. THOMAS, Osnaburgh-street, Regent'spark, builder. W. WHITE, Recent-street. Oxford-street, ironmonger. J. WORSELDINEaod W. THO. MAS. Castle-yard, Castle-street, HolUirn, builders. J. A PINALL, Liverpool, banker. (i. BAKEHKAD, Norm Yorkshire, coal merchant. JOHN' CLARKE, Newport
Pacnell, Bucks, com dealer. S. COLLIER, sen. and S. COLLIER, Jon. Witney, blanket manufacturer*. G. GIN(f ELL, Stroud, victualler. J. GOUI.DEN, Methley, Yorkshire, com factor. J. JACKSON, lllngham, Nottingham, nailer. T. LOCKKTT andC FENSWICK, Manchester, engraver*. J. RICHMOND, Great Grimsby, surgeon. S.KOHERTS, Reddltch, Worcester, draper. W. SEDGWICK, Manchester, linen merchant.. HENRY WOOD, Bristol, innkeeper.
Jsumm. WM. GUMMOW and E. EDMUNDS, Duke■free*, Portland-place, furnishing ironmonger*. T. HAMPER, Crucifix lane, Bermondsey.maltster. W. MJ.VETT, Spring (.aniens, furniture broker. JOHN RYALLS, Fleetlane, hardwareman. HEN. SMITH, Salisbury-street, Strand, wine merchant. T. F'Mtl), Llandrlnio, Montgomery, innkeeper. THOS. MORRIS, Westbromwich, iron roller dealer. J. SKIDMORE, Kirton In Lindscv, bobbin ranker. J. SPARROW, Tet ten hall, Stallbrd, maltster. J. TA YLOK, Liverpool, car proprietor. 11. WOOD, Brtato), innkeeper.
June l'J. R. JOY, lun. Grand Hotel, Corent-garden, hotel keeper. C. PIERCE and J. WOODWARD. Mangotstietd, Gloucester, railroad makers. A. CUNNINGHAM. Liverpool, bricklayer. NlCHS. RICHARDS, Urudendl Place,
B. W. FIKE. maker. W.
New North-road, Hoxton, carpenter.
Duncan-terrace, Chv-nxid, ornamental paper maker. W. WHITAKER, Hath, broker. B. HOBDAY, Edgbaston, Warwick, factor. A. SOUTHON, Wtttenham, Kent, grocer. THOS. V. HOLMES, Gloucester, com merchant. J- SHEASBY. Snitterfield, Warwick, victualler. J. BARBER, Bideford, Devon, grocer. E. H- POLLARD, New. castle -upon -Tync, corn merchant. J. HOPKINS, Doverroad, Southwark, currier. J. JAM EH, Upper Sesmour•treet, Euston-square, coal merchant. H. KM'i HIE,
Greenwich, coiil merchant. J. FERGUSON and C. A. SAUNDERS, George-yard, I^omtMU-d-street, merchant*.
June M. THOJVIAS SOWERBY, Ml and ford-street, Manch«ter-square, upholsterer. WILLIAM CHARLES HOLLAND, Jirighthelmitime, Sussex, draper. JOHN WILDE, St. AlbanS, maltster. ELI WISE PETERS, Coventry, wine merchant. BENJ AM IN GARDNER, London-wall, pork butcher. RICHARD HUMPH RYS, Winchester,
woollen draper. .">HN JONES, Carmarthen, grocer. JOHN NEWTON JACKSON, Manchester, nankeen manufacturer. WILLIAM HUNTER, Warwick, draper. JAMES WATKINS, Abergavenny, shopkeeper. GRIFFITH JONES, Carnarvon, merchant. JAMES WALTON, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, slater.
June W. ALPRKD PETTHT, Norwich, mitalc seller. JOS. FITCH, Halsted. Essex, auctioneer. W. H. ROS. KELL and T. SMITH, Shoredltch, plumt>ert and painters, H. ROGERS, Oxford-strret, jeweller. W. M. ANDERSON, Folev-place, Saint Mortlebnne, surgeon. J. SALTHOUSE, Mount harrow, Ulverstnn, Lancashire, cattle dealer. JAS. HORNBY, Livcrjwol, com merchant. J. EDMUNDSON, Manchester, cotton manufacturer. T. DUNSDON, Worcester, confectioner. H. G1CK, Liverpool, joiner.
II. T. NEWTON, Derbv, liquor-merchant. T. LAWS Chancery-lane, victualler. W. WH1TTEMOBE, Brighton,
Mean temperature of the Month, 66 deg. Mean atmospheric pressure, 29-61. Much thunder and lightning on
the 12th P.M.
NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
SEPTEMBER 1, 1832.
Great Britain . ... 377 The Culonies ..... 384
Foreign State* 388
Mirabeau*B Letters during his Residence in England; with Anecdotes, Maxims, &c. —The Trial of Charles L, and of some or the Regicides; with Rlogrnphies and Notes—Legends of the Rhine, by the Author of " High.Ways and By-Ways." —The Double Trial j or, the Conse. quences of mi Irish Clearing—Lives of Eminent Missionaries, by John Carne, Esq —Clarenswold; or. Tales of the North—An Essay on the Causes which have produced Dissent from the Established Church In the Principality of Wales—The Effects of Arts, Trades, and Professions, and of Civic States and Habits of Living, on Health and Longevity, hy C. Turner Thackrah— The Pulpit; Sermons by eminent living Ministers, &tc. — Eternity Realized; or, a Guide to the Thoughtful, by Robert Philip, of Maberly
Chapel—The History of England, by D. Hume, Esq., and T. Smollett, M.D.—An Historical Sketch of Sanscrit Literature —A Treatise on the Reform Act—Rnmblo in America—St. Herbert's Isle—Characteristics of Women 388
THE DRAMA .189
FINE ARTS 39»
PROCEEDINGS OF SOCIETIES . . 400
FOREIGN VARIETIES ... 408
RURAL ECONOMY .... 410
USEFUL ARTS 411
NEW PUBLICATIONS ... 412
HOl-SE OF LORDS.
July 23. Lord Melbourne moved the second reading of the Reform Bill (Ireland), observing that, after the extended discussions on the question of Reform, details from him in support of the present motion were not requisite.—The Duke of Wellington complained that this Bill gave too much power to the Roman Catholic voters—that it did not adopt the principle of the great measure of 1829, that of diminishing the undue influence of the Irish Priesthood. He also found fault with the manner in which freemen were treated by the Bill. He should negative the motion.—The Marquis of Clanricarde supported the Bill.—Lord Limerick opposed the Bill, as calculated to destroy the Legislative Union, and the effects of the great measure of 1829.—Lord Plunkett contended that it would have a precisely contrary effect; that to withhold
fiept,—VOL. xxxvi. No. exxxix.
Reform would he the way to effect dis-" union.—The Bill was read a secoud time. July 26. The Lord Chancellor, in presenting a petition for an alteration of the Jaw affecting debtors and creditors, adverted to the appointment of his relative to the situations in the Court of Chancery, which had been the subject of remarks in the other House — remarks made, he doubted not, in the sincere desire to obtain information; and he declared that he had implicit confidence in the individual, who would quit the situations if Parliament should think it right to alter or abolish them, without laying any claim to vested interests. — Lord Kldon, Earl Grey, and the Duke of Wellington, defended the course that had been adopted by the Lord Chancellor.—The Learned Lord afterwards said, that, when the Bill was brought in for adjusting the Salary of the Lord Chancellor, it would be seen, 2 *
that it was not incompatible with the office of Chancellor to have its duties performed at a much lower rate than was now paid.—The Irish Reform Bill afterwards engaged the attention of their Lordships. Previously to the House resolving into Committee on it, there was opposition to the Bill from the Duke of Cumberland, Lords Wynford, Roden, &c, hut no division took place. The schedules were annexed to the Bill, and the House resumed. The Bill was reported to the House with its amendments.
July 27. The Irish Reform Bill passed through the Committee, Ministers having consented to the introduction of a clause to prevent the making of fraudulent freehold voters; and another, placing the freemen of Ireland, with respect to elective rights, upon an equality with those of England. The Report was received.
July 30. On the motion of Lord Melbourne, the Reform Bill (Ireland) was read a third time and passed.— One amendment only was moved by Lord Roden, that the original oath be in the new Bill, which was negatived on a division by 3C to 24—The Russian Dutch Loan B>'1 was read a second time.
July 31. The Customs Bill was read a second time.—The Irish Boundaries Bill went through Committee.
August 1. The Royal Assent was given liy Commission to several Bills.—On the question that the Russian Dutch Loan Bijl be read a third time, Lord Wynford sjfd, he had intended to have offered some observations in reply to the speech delivered by the Lord Chancellor on a former evening; but as his Noble and Learned Friend was not present, and seeing the manner in whicli he was likely to be supported (there was not a single Peer on the Opposition benches beside the Noble and Learned Lord), he thought it advisable not to trouble their Lordships. •—The Bill was then read a third time and passed.
August 2. The Lord Chancellor brought in a Bill to do away with the offices of Clerk of the Hanaper, the Clerk of the Subpoena Office, the Registrar of Affidavits, the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, the Clerk of the Patents, and the Clerk of the Custos, after the lives of such of their present possessors as had held their offices prior to the 1st of June last.— After a few remarks from the Duke of ■Wellington, the Bill was rend a first time.
August 3. The Royal Assent was given by Commission to the Russian-Dutch Loan Bill, the Customs' Bill, and the Irish Poor Removal Bill. The Commissioners were the Lord Chancellor, the Duke
of Richmond, and the Earl of Shaftesbury. —The Lord Chancellor moved the second reading of the Bill for the Abolition of certain Offices in Chancery, and also for returns of all the Salaries derived from these offices.—Agreed to.
August C. The Bishop of London presented the Report of the Commissioners for Building New Churches; and in so doing, he adverted to the advantages that had resulted from the Commissioners' labours. By these efforts 250,000 persons were provided with opportunities of attending places of worship who were before without such accommodation. — Their Lordships, on the motion of Lord Melbourne, agreed to the Amendment made by the Commons to the Irish Reform Bill. August 1. The Chancery Offices Abolition Bill came under discussion, and was opposed by Lord Wynford, who wished to see a full inquiry adopted by Parliament before they were called upon to legislate on the subject.—The Lord Chancellor contended, that the Bill had been fully considered, and expressed a hope that their Lordships would permit it to be read a third time, and passed.—The Karl of Eldon thought it unsafe to make an extensive and sudden change in the mode of administering justice, and hoped the present Chancellor would consider well whatever alterations he might propose.—The Lord Chancellor having expressed his determination to do so, the Bill was read a third time, and passed.
August 9. The Irish Tithe Bill was read a second time.
August 10. On the motion of the Lord Chancellor, the Bill Abolishing the Punishment of Death for Forgery was read a second timeAugust 13. Viscount Melbourne moved the second reading of the Irish Party Processions Bill. He observed—"These processions had long been a cause of alarm to the country, and had frequently been attended with bloodshed. When meetings of the kind were held, and the parties conducted themselves peaceably, it was perhaps the more prudent course not to interfere with them; but experience had shown that their general character was of a contrary tendency, and it became the duty of Government to prevent them in future."—The Duke of Wellington did not wish to offer any serious objection to the Bill. He wished it had been extended to all processions of his Majesty's subjects, as well as to the Protestants of the North of Ireland. He had seen many processions in Ireland in honour of William III., but they were conducted with good order, and without ill-feeling. He would not oppose such a Bill as this,