« AnteriorContinuar »
COLONIAL PRODUCE.-Sugars.--There has been a considerable increase in the de. mand for Muscovades during the month; and last week it was brisk beyond all precedent, the refiners and wholesale grocers having taken the alarm at the brisk market, and come forward to make purchases at the same time. Prices have, in consequence, risen 38. to 48. per ewt. The demand for refined sugars has also been considerable; but that for foreign has not increased in proportion.-Cotton. There has also been an improvement in the demand for cotton, and the accounts from Liverpool and Manchester are exceedingly favourable ; the purchases there have been very extensive ; but a correspond ing effect has not been produced in the London market. The improvement in the two former places has had some effect upon manufactured goods, of which there have been cons
ases. Many of the spinners are low in stock : and it is confidently hoped that trade will soon resume its wonted activity.Coffee. There have been con. siderable sales of cottee, and prices have fluctuated, but are rather on the decline, except in regard to fine Jamaica, which sells out of all proportion high-Rum. The rum market has been heavy ; and yesterday a government contract for 60,000 gallons was colle cluded at the low price of 2s. 1 d. per gallon. The few sales effected this foredoon were at lower rates than holders would accept a week ago.-Tobacco. The sales have not been large, though the demand is rather in proving. The accounts from Holland con. tinue favourable for Virginia and Maryland tobacco.--Indigo. An extensive sale commenced at the India House on the 19th September, and finished on Friday se'nnight. The fine and good qualities were all disposed much about the rate of last sale; the good and middling generally sold 3d. to 4d. per lb. higher; and since the sale, several parcels have been disposed of at an advance of 2d. to 6d. per lb. Oils.- The prices of Greenland oil have suffered another reduction. Spermacetti has been fluctuating. Southem oil is also lower, and all other descriptions heavy.
EUROPEAN PRODUCE.--Tallow._Tallow has declined in price, and the market continues much depressed at the reduction. Hemp may be purchased on lower terms. The prices of Flax have given way considerably ; and the demand continues heavy. Brandy continues to be offered at very low rates; and the market is exceedingly lan. guid. Geneva remains without alteration.November 9.
Course of Evehange, London, Nov. 9.-- Amsterdam, 11 : 17. Ditto, at sight, 11:11. Rotterdam, 11 : 18. Antwerp, 12 : 0. Hamburgh, 36 : 0. Altona, 36 : 1. Paris, 3 days sight, 25 : 5. Bourdeaux, 25 : 35. Frarkfort on the Maine, 150. Madrid, 354. Cadiz, 36. Gibraltar, 30. Leghorn, 481. Genoa, 411 Lisbon, 534. Oporto, 53). Rio Janeiro, 58. Dublin, 124. Cork, 124 per cent.
Prices of Bullion per oz.-Portugal gold in coin, L3 : 18:0. Foreign gold in bars, L.3:18:0. New doubloons, L.3 : 15 : 6. Silver in bars, standard, L. 0:5: 2.
Premiums of Insurance at Lloyd's.-Guernsey or Jersey 20s.--Cork or Dublin 20s. -Belfast 20s.-Hamburgh 25s. to 30s.--Madeira 258.Jamaica 30s. to 355.-Greenland out and home 32g. Weekly Prices of the Public Funds, from Oct. 20 to Nov. 10, 1819.
| Oct. 20. Oct. 27. Nov. 3. Nov. 10.
Bank stock, socorronsona
2194 217 2134 3 per cent. reduced, ..
671 668 664 3 per cent. consols, arronocom 34 per cent. do. maranasanoorso
77 760 4 per cent. do.. esore
85 5 per cent. navy annuities
1031 1024 1027 1031 India Stock,
12 pr. 911 pr. 65 pr. 7 9 pr. Exchequer bills, 2d. scammanawarance.com 2 dis. par. 2 3 dis. 2 3 dis. 1 2 dis. Consols for acct. mm
685 67 672 671 French 5 per cents..roco m monwo o 70fr. 25c.[71fr. 30c. 70fr. 650.70fr. 10C.
ALPHABETICAL List of EngLISH BANKRUPTS, announced in October 1819,
extracted from the London Gazette. Abbot, A. Liverpool, upholsterer
Johnston, G. Bristol, engraver Armstrong, R. Southwark, hat-manufacturer Jackson, E. Uley, Gloucester, clothier Atherton, J. Liverpool, hosicr
Leachy, D. London, merchant Bishop, D, London, upholsterer
Lunn, D. London, hackneyman Brewinan, B. H. London, silk-mercer
Lear, F. Bristol, butcher Burn, T. Brittlewell, Essex, brick-maker
Lavirs, J. Kingsbridge, Devon, woollen-inanufac Beaven, W. Buckley Mountain, Flintshire, tim turer ber-merchant
Lloyd, R. Liverpool, merchant Barford, J. Rumford, grocer
Langley, E., and w. Birch, Southwark, engravers Burridge, W. Lyme Regis, Dorset, merchant Middlehurst, M. Wigan, Lancaster, shopkeeper Bull, M. London, tallow-chandler
Metcalf, W. Leicester Fields, linen-draper
M Nae, Thomas, London, merchant
Merrot, J. Arlingham, cattle-dealer Beadle, J. Stonebridge, mercer
Morgan, T. and W. London, linen-drapers Bingley, G. London, milliner
Mathie, W. and G, Yates, Liverpool, merchants Buck, C. London, victualler
Mitchinson, T. Great Driffield, York, groot Bolsover, J. Stockport, flour-dealer
O'Brien, J. London, inerchant Brown, J. Aber, Glamorgan, edge-tool-manufac Pritchard, W., and E. Beran, Bristol, merchants turer
Powell, T., and W. Brown, Liverpool, mer Backler, J. Middlesex, dealer in stained glass
chants Cardwell, H. Pennistone, York, thread-manufac. Pell, W. London, chemist turer
Peters, J. Dorking, lime-burner Cumming, G, Putney, Surrey, carpenter
Pritchard, T. jun. Bristol, merchant Candy, R. Frome Selwood, linen-draper
Phillips, G. London, manufacturer in bronne Collingwood. W. North Shields, carthen-ware Porter, J. Frome Selwood, clothier manufacturer
Pullen, D. London, bill-broker Chown, C, Manchester, hosier
Peacock, R. Limehouse, corn-factor Champness, S. Fulham, market-gardener
Roper, W. sen., J. and W. Roper, jun. Dametis, Collins, J, Walcot, Soinerset, brcwer
near Keighly, Yorkshire, cotton-spianas Craney, J, London, grocer
Roaksley, J. Sheffield, grocer Crispe, C. Bristol, cordwainer
Riley, T. Wednesbury, Stafford, carpenter Dudman, R., and G. Winter, London, merchants Slater, R. and J. Lancaster, cotton-spinners Dover, H., and A. de Froger, London, merchants Saunders, J. and D. Gloucester, grocers Emery, G. Haughton), Stafford, dealer
Scholefield, J. York, woollen-cord-manufacturer Edmond, N. London, hatter
Spitta, c. L. Camberwell, merchant Evans, H. London, silk-inanufacturer
Steelman, G, Vauxhall, Warwick, vietualler Edwards, W. Langford, Soinerset, tanner
Sanders, R. Worcester, glove-manufacturer Ettersbank, G. Dorking, nurseryman
Stone, R. Floore, Northampton, baker England, T. Smithfield, vintner
Summers, H. London, merchant Fry, L. Lullington, Somerset, grocer
Stanton, T. London, cheese-monger Falkner, H. Liverpool, grocer
Snell, T., J. Rowley, and C. Gadderer, Mill Wall, Francis, G. Rotherhithe, Irish provision merchant Limehouse, and London, incrchants Fisher, P. Bristol, coal-merchant
Savage, E. London, grocer Goodman, J. London, cotton-winder
Sprotson, S. London, merchant Goundry, G. Knaresborough, York, iron-founder Scott, G. London, builder Gaulton, J. Milbornie, Dorset, victualler
Taylor, W. Bermondsey, bricklayer and builder Goodwin, W. ('ambridge, currier
Thurnelli, W. London, upholsterer Glover, T. Fulham, Mildlesex, victualler
Watkins, E. London, tailor Gloag, R. London, fishmonger
Watson, J., and P. Mills, Durham, ship-houlders Harding, T. jun. Helstone, Cornwall, grocer Watts, W. Manchester, calion-printseller Hodgkin, C. Londou, merchant
Whitworth, 0. Birstol, York, blankct-manufa Hodson, T. Leominster, draper
turer Hitchon, I. Kidderininster, woolstapler
Wilson, R. London, warehouseman Hodgson, W. Kingston-upon-Hull, apothecary Wilson, H. jun. Nottingham, lace-manufacturer Hayton, J. W. Holywell, wire-manufacturer White, H. Warıninster, linen-draper Holdship, J. Cheltenham, glover
Woodhouse, T. Nottingham, lace-manufacturer Jackson, J. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, joiner
Wrangle, J. Amwell, Hertford, coachmaker, Jles, J. London, insurance-broker
"ALPHABETICAL List of Scotcu BANKRUPTCies and DIVIDENDS, announced in October 1819, extracted from the Edinburgh Gazette.
Gardner, W. East Muir, coal-merchant, and brick SEQUESTRATIONS.
Graham, J. jun. Glasgow, merchant Anderson, M. and J. Paisley, merchants
Greig, W. Dundee, currier and leather-inerehaat Anderson, W. Glasgow, ironmonger and merchant Hooper, J. and Co. Hutchesontown of Glasgow, Andrew, M. and Son, Glanderston, blechers
brewers Alexander, R. Glasgow, merchant and manufac- Imrie, W.wright and ship-owner, Meckven, Perth turer
shire Auchie, J. and J. and Co. Glasgow, and Dollar, Johnston, W. Pleasance, Edinburgh, grocer and
Auchie, and Co. Kingston, Jamaica, mer- spirit-dealer chants
Macbrayne, D. and Co. Glasgow, manufacturers Balfour, J. Kirkaldy, merchant
Macdonald, N. partner of R, Macdonald and son Carmichael, D. Glasgow, merchant and general a Glasgow, clothiers gent
Macfarlane, T. and A. Bridgton, Glasgow, cottonCarrick, J, Glasgow, china and earthen-ware deal spinners
Macfarlane, D. Glasgow, grocer Eddington, T. and Sons, Phænix Foundery, Glas Macindoe, C. Glasgow, merchant gow
Mackenzie, G. Perth, buot and shoe maker Ewing, W. Glasgow, cotton-yarn merchant and Maclean, J. Kilmarock, carpet-manufacturer agent
Macnab, J. Dykebar, near Paisley, potatoe mer. Ferguson, T. G. and Co. Greenock, merchants
Menzies, T. Glasgow, vintner
Forbes, W. Peterhead, merchant and ship builder: Morrison and Watson, Glasgow, merchants
by W. Gamack, writer there, Ist Dec. Pollock, A, and J. Paisley, cotton-yarn merchants Smith, J. Aberdeen, merchant; by W. Kennedy Rankine, J. Dundee, merchant
advocate there, 27th Dec. Stark, W. Auchtermuchty, merchant
Speed, G. Perth, merchant; by G. Johnstone, DIVIDENDS.
merchant there, 20th Nov. Brown, M. and Co. Glasgow, manufacturers; by
J. Macgavin, accountant there, 230 Nov.
THE LATE LORD SOMERVILLE.
FATE has, during the last twelve months, Somerville could not be termed, in the ordeprived the Scottish Peerage of some of dinary acceptation of the word, a politician. its noblest names. The three premier peers, He returned with the most dutiful affection Dukes of Hamilton, Buccleuch, and Len- the regard of his Sovereign; he felt his dunox, and the Earl of Errol, (eldest of the ty as a member of the Legislature, and hoScottish Earls,) have been successively re- noured and admired the British constitumoved from the scene. Of these, with the tion ; but he kept aloof from political parexception of the Duke of Hamilton, there ty, detested political intrigue, and never were none whose age prepared their friends permitted difference of political opinion to for the fatal change. The others were in interrupt the harmony of private society, the prime of life, or little past it ; in ma. When he served his friends, and he was ture manhood, fitted by experience for coun- most anxious to forward the views of those cil, and not disqualified by age from active whom he thought deserving, he did it by exertion. To this melancholy list we have his interest with those in power not, as a now to add LORD SOMERVILLE's name, politician, but as a private friend ; and as ranking among the most ancient of the Scoto no man was more generally beloved, his in. tish Barons by the right of birth, and en. fluence was such as usually rendered his soli. titled, by every personal quality, to the deep citations effectual, and many who now bcand affectionate regrets of his countrymen. wail his death must add the tears of grati. The following particulars regarding this la tude to those of friendly sorrow. mented nobleman have been communica. Lord Somerville's favourite studies were ted to us by good authority.
of an agricultural nature, and respected the · John, the fifteenth Lord Somerville, suc- growth of stock, the improvement of land, ceeded to his uncle in 1796. He was soon and the other objects of national economy. afterwards elected one of the sixteen repre. His skill, even in the minutiæ of these pursentative Peers of Scotland, and sat in two suits, was so remarkable, that a Lord of the successive Parliaments in that capacity. He Bed-Chamber, and one of the best-bred men was appointed President of the Board of in Europe, was often chosen an arbiter by Agriculture, an office which he filled for the professional graziers and butchers of several years with much honour to himself Smithfield, to decide disputed questions and eminent advantage to the objects of concerning the weight and value of cattle. that institution. Before he succeeded to his In fact, he had turned the full energy of title he had already distinguished himself an active and enterprising mind into this by his zeal in agricultural pursuits, and, in particular channel, and had obtained a prodeed, in every object which could promote portional acquaintance with all the details the national welfare and general comfort of of information concerned with it. the people. He was early distinguished by These favourite pursuits engaged Lord the favour of his Sovereign, or rather, if we Somerville in the prosecution of various may use the term, by the friendship of that schemes, some of which proved eminently revered Prince. His Majesty, shortly after successful, while others terminated in faiLord Somerville's succession to his title and lure. The same may be said of various estates, took an opportunity to let him know publications, in which he threw out hints that he was not ignorant how his time had for national improvement in general, and been employed. The pursuits of agricul. for abridging and facilitating the labours ture,” said the King, “ particularly become of agriculture. But whatever difference of an English gentleman, and I wish more of opinion may exist concerning the wisdom the British nobility displayed the same zeal or expediency of his plans, the determined for public improvement.” Lord Somer. purity of his motives was never doubted. ville's appointment as one of the Lords of As an author, indeed, he had no ambition the Bed-Chamber followed in a few years. to be distinguished, farther than by throwThis office gave him immediate access to ing together various and miscellaneous the person of his Monarch, and a congeni. hints, suggested by his active mind and ality of pursuits united them still more in. keen observation. And of his schemes it timately ; but although a courtier, Lord might be in general observed, that none terminated in any selfish prospect of ad. never so engrossed by it as to prevent his vantage to himself, but were always ground- interesting himself in the pursuits of his ed upon views of general and national friends. Lord Somerville's kindness seemutility. The pains which he devoted to ed to give him the same prejudice in favour following out such objects, indicated a per- of the improvements or plans of his friends, severance equal to his quickness of obser, which self-love, in most instances, is apt to vation, and more than once succeeded in limit to one's own. He delighted to praise, realizing views, which, at first sight, seem- not from a desire of increasing his own poed altogether fanciful. Even where he pularity as bespeaking favour, but from an failed, his miscarriage was a caution to honest and kindly feeling, which veiled the others, as a stranded vessel becomes a bea- defects of his friends, and augmented their con to those who hold the same course. In merits even in his own eyes. He brought these the great pursuits of Lord Somerville's cheerfulness with him into society, and sett life, he may be well said to have deserved content and augmented happiness behind the gratitude of his country.
him. In religion, Lord Somerville was a hum- Lord Somerville spent a considerable ble and devout Christian, regular in his portion of his time in Scotland every year. attendance upon the duties of religion, and the society in that country is still somesincere in the practice of its precepts. His what limited by the exclusive prejudices of private virtues we cannot here delineate, an ancient gentry in favour of their own without violating the delicacy which attend. rank. No man, in a rational degree, knew ed his conduct during life, and ought to the value of ancient family and high birth follow him to his tomb. It is enough to better than Lord Somerville, but he endea. say, that he was an affectionate brother, an voured on many occasions, and with emi. easy master, an active and affectionate nent success, to unite the different ranks of friend. Few men, indeed, have possessed society, without hurting the feelings of the a kinder and more benign spirit; and its lower, or compromising the dignity of the influence extended itself not only around the higher orders ; and it was the usual consocial circle of friends and relatives who sequence, that the latter departed instructsurrounded him, but diffused itself amongsted, and the former honoured, and both his domestics, and even descended to the gratified from their mutual intercourse. mute animals, who were the companions Lord Somerville's person and manners and instruments of his amusements. A na were admirably qualified to render him ture, so susceptible of kindly emotions, was the central point of such a society. To of course liable to occasional irritability. handsome person and face he added the But the flash of passion was as transitory as most polished manners, uniting frankness, it was sudden, and if, in the course of its kindness, and courtesy, in such just proinfluence, he conceived himself to have in- portion, that it was impossible to say which jured the feelings of his meanest dependent, quality predominated. He had the rare he was uneasy until he had in soine way merit (only to be found in a Bricon of high or other made atonement for the supposed rank) of combining the knowledge of the
agriculturist with the manners of the cour. In society, Lord Somerville's presence tier; and, as has been said of Virgil in his diffused a degree of general cheerfulness, Georgics, could treat even of the lowest and even happiness, which, perhaps, many gricultural topics without losing his dig. more learned, more witty, or more profound, nity of character. In these pursuits, as would have in vain endeavoured to inspire. well as in the rural sports, which he fol. His mind had a general tincture of British lowed keenly and successfully, he had fre. literature; and he was, in particular, so quent and familiar intercourse with the well acquainted with the works of Shake- lower classes and peasantry, and most of speare, that few men could either quote them in the neighbourhood were known to from him more aptly, or enjoy more keen him by person and name ; yet his affabili. ly an allusion to his writings. But Lord ty was so well qualified by dignity, that Somerville had chiefly studied the great there occurred no instance of any one being book of human life ; and his conversation seduced by it to exceed the bounds of due was full of anecdotes, both serious and hu- respect. His extensive and well-judged morous, which evinced the depth of his charities rendered him still dearer to the observation and his knowledge of charac. lower classes, and it was always with an ter.
especial view to their augmented comforts These talents for conversation were regu. that he shaped those various plans on which lated as well as adorned by his general dis- his mind was so actively employed. position to please and to amuse. His good Such was Lord Somerville. Distinguish. nature led him to search for, and his good ed in public life by patriotism, and an ensense to discover, the particular taste of his lightened zeal for the improvement of the friends or his guests. And, keenly inter- country to which he belonged, and dear to ested as he usually was in the prosecution his numerous friends, from the warmth of some favourite scheme of his own, he was his heart and the amiable personal qualities