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APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
1. CIVIL. Aug. 24.- Lord Robert Kerr, to be Secretary to the nost ancient and most Noble Orcier of the Thistle.
25.- Mr Professor Leslie, to be Professor of Na. tural Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh.
Sept.7.-Mr Andrew Alexander, A. M. to be Professor of Moral Philosophy in the King's College of Aberrecn.
8.--Mr William Wallace, of Sandhurst College, to be Professor of Mathematics in the University of Edinburgh. Members returned to serve in Parliament. County of Wilts-John Bennet, Esq. Burah of Ashburtce- John Singleton Copely, So
II. ECCLESIASTICAL. Ang. 4.- The Northumberland Presbytery or 44 dained the Rev. Alexander Hav to be minister of the Presbyterian church lately forned at Felton. 47
16.-The Associate Congregation of Arbroath have given a haninonious call to the Rev. Mr Wil liam Hannah to be their pastor.
13,- The Rev. William Symington was ordained to the office of the ministry, and pastoral carc of the Reformed Presbyterian congregation of 53 Stranraer.
91.--The Rev. Dr Dewar was admitted minister 60 of the Tron Church, Glasgow,
31.-The Rev. R. Hunter was ordained to the 65 pastoral care of the Associate Presbyterian congregation assembling in Fisher Street, Carlisle.
Sept. 2.-The Rev. Ebenezer Bradshaw Wallace was ordained minister of the parish of Barr, vacant by the death of the Rev. Stephen Young,
6 D. Gds, Capt. Carmichael to be Major by purch.
vice Irwine, ret. 5th Aug, 1819. Lieut. Hay to be Capt, by purch. do. Cornet Walker to be Licut. by purch.
do. H. Richards to be Cornet by purch. do. Bt. Lieut. Col. Thornhill, to be Licut.Col.
12th do. Robarts, from h. p. 9 Dr. to be Major
do. - Iloward, from h. p. 23 Dr. to he Major
do. J. W. Willes to be Cornet by purch. vice Trent, ret.
29th July 13
Bt. Major Hancox to be Major by pur.
vice Cochrane, ret. 12th Aug. Lieut, Wakefield to be Capt, by purch. vice Major, ret.
29th July Cornet Cumberlege to be Lieut. by purch.
do. G. Johnstone to be Cornet by purch.
5th Aug. F. G. Ganning to be Cornet by purch. vice Smoke, ret.
12th do. 21 Cornet Rocke to be Lieut. by purch. vice Deane, prom.
24th June 4. F. Licut. W. B. C. Edgell to be Capt. vice I C. J. Edgell, dead
5th Aug. Clarke, from h. p. to be Licut.
do. - Gale to be Capt, by purch. vice Merrick, ret.
do. Bt. Licut.-Col. W. T. Edwards, from
h. p. 75 F. to be Lieut. Col. 14th do. Gent. Cadet E.C. Mathias, fm. Military College, to be Ensigni, vice Lewis, Ceylon Regt.
920 July Lieut.' White to be Capt. by purch. vice Snith, ret.
do. Ensign Wallace to be Lieut. by purch.
do. W. Vivian to be Ensign by purch. do. E. Gordon to be Ensign, vice Maclean, dead
SELDOM has more favourable weather accompanied the labours of harvest than biay been experienced during the present season ; and never, perhaps, in this country did the crops ripen with such unexampled rapidity. In most of the lowland counties the reaping began about the middle of August, nearly a month earlier than usual. The fields are now all clear, and the crop, with but very few exceptions, safely lodged in the barn. yard. The produce, by every account, is much beyond an average one, and the quality of the grain uncommonly fine. If the wages of reapers, from a want of hands, and from the corns being ready for cutting in almost every district nearly at the same time, have been necessarily high, little comparative loss has been sustained from wind or rain. Wheat, oats, barley, hay, and the legumens, are generally abundant. Potatoes alone have suffered from the want of rain ; but their quality has, on that account, been much improved. The turnip crop is everywhere promising. Though the orchards on the Clyde, from the frosts in June and July, have nearly failed, the accounts from England state the produce in the cider counties as unexampled. Throughout the principal countries of Europe, the crop is said to be equally abundant as in Britain, and the vineyards in France were never more productive. From the unusual heat one or two instances of sudden death occurred among the reapers, from incautiously drinking cold water when preternaturally heated at their work. The prices of grain still look down. wards. Sept. 14.
The flax-leaved Goldilocks (Chrysocoma Linosyus) came in flower on the 14th August; the Phlox paniculata on the 15th ; the white Speedwell (Veronica candida) on the 18th. The common meadow saffron (Colchicum autumnale) on the 22d; the com. mon soapwort on the 30th ; the Aster amellus on the 7th September ; and the Chelone obliqua, an American plant, came in flower on the 11th. Whcat that was sown on the north banks of the Tay on the 9th March, was cut down on the 7th September; and it may be mentioned as an instance of the uncommon rapid progress of vegetation during the last two months, that pease which were sown on the 25th and 28th of June, were pulled and brought to table within eight weeks from the time of sowing.
Perthshire, Ilth September.
Aggregate Average Prices of the Twelve Maritime Districts of England and Wales, by
which Importation is to be regulated in Great Britain. dverage Prices of Grain in Scotland for the Four Weeks immediately preceding
15th August 1819. Wheat, 693. Id-Rye, 43s. Id.-Barley 38s. 100.-Oats, 258. 78.—Beans, 128. 1d.-Pease, 42s. Od.
Oatmeal, per boll, 21s. 5d.-Bear or Big, 355, 7d.
COLONIAL PRODUCE.-Sugars. Since the beginning of the month, the sugar mar. ket has been heavy, and prices lower. The aggregate average prices for the four months preceding 5th instant is 40s. 5d. The import duty will in consequence be reduced to 27s. per cwt. The stock of B. P. sugar is now 20,000 casks more than last year at this time, present prices 11s. per cwt. lower per Gazette average.-Cotton has been in great demand, intelligence having been received from the East Indies announcing a material failure in the cotton crop. The following is the amount of the importations since the beginning of this year : Bengal, 58,479 bales ; Surat, 27,549. Madras, 4599; Bourbon, 515; Brazil, 9028; American, 2599; West India islands, 3775 ; and Smyrna, 298. Coffee.-Extensive sales having taken place during the month, prices have sustained a depression, and the market is now heavy at the decline. Dutch and East India coffee maintain their price. The stock of W. 1. coffee is now 5600 tons, being the same at this time last year, present prices 44s. per cwt. lower. Rum.-The market has been exceedingly heavy, on account, chiefly, of very extensive imports. The present stock of rum is 21,34) puncheons, and price of proofs 2s. 5d. per gallon. Stock last year same date was 18,852 puncheons, and price of proofs 3s. 4d. per gallon. Tobacco.-There have been considerable transactions in tobacco since our last, and the trade continues to take parcels for home consumption. The last sale was a Virginia cargo at 39s. ; but generally the market is stated as again heavy. Oils.-The loss of ten vessels at the Davis Straits fishery has had the effect of raising the price of whale oil considerably, and they still continue to advance. Spermacetti, cod, and seal oils, are also higher. Rape has rather given way.
EUROPEAN PRODUCE.-Tallow. There has recently been a considerable demand for tallow; and the market has become more steady. Hemp and Flax are also improv. ing in demand ; particularly the former, which has risen considerably in price. Brandy and Geneva continue without alteration.
British Manufactures.- We are glad to perceive by the accounts from the manufacturing districts, some indications of a returning demand for our manufactures. The accounts from the East Indies state British goods to be in demand at Bengal, and money to be plentiful. Business has been less languid in Glasgow for some weeks; and fewer weavers are idle. The price is, however, so low, and the number of hands so great, that we fear there is but a faint prospect of workmen speedily obtaining comfortable wages.Sept. 14.
Course of Exchange, London, Sept. 14.-Amsterdam, 12 : 1. Ditto, at sight, 11 : 18. Rotterdam, 12 : 2. Antwerp, 12 : 5. Hamburgh, 36 : 6. Altopa, 36 : 7. Paris, 3 days sight, 25 : 30. Bourdeaux, 25 : 60. Frankfort on the Maine, 152. Madrid, 354. Cadiz, 36. Gibraltar, 30. Leghorn, 48. Genoa, 45. Lisbon, 53. Oporto, 54. Rio Janeiro, 58. Dublin, 131. Cork, 131 per cent.
Prices of Bullion per oz.-Portugal gold in coin, L.3: 17 : 10$. New doubloons, L.3: 14: 6. New dollars, L.0: 5:0. Silver in bars, standard, L.0: 5: 2.
Weekly Prices of the Public Funds, from Aug. 18 to Sept 15, 1819.
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