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COMMERCIAL AND MONEY-MARKET REPORT. The recent warlike demonstrations have had a depressing effect upon commercial enterprize, and they came too at a very unfortunate moment. This season of the year is always a dull one in trading transactions ; but this year, many branches of industry at least were expected to be an exception to the general rule, inasmuch as the Belgian market and its concomitants were looked to, as sources of extensive consumption for manufactured goods and other commodities. Under these circumstances, the political events we have alluded to not only arrived to strengthen the depression of a dull season of the year, but they came to damp anticipations of prosperity and to countermand extensive orders consequent upon these anticipations. Many of these orders were very rashly given, and to an extent that no circumstances, however favourable, could have justified; but this fact has only increased the embarrassment. The cotton-manufacturing districts have, more than any others, felt the late hostile demonstrations. It may be said, that their effects may now have passed away in a great degree, but that is not the case; confidence has been greatly interfered with, and as orders were given to a wide extent, that fact has prematurely come out and goods are a drug on the market. The late affair in Por. tugal, and the unsettled situation of the relations of that country and England, have also materially militated against this department of mercantile activity.
In the West-India produce market, coffee has been attracting particular attention. All descriptions of it have been in brisk demand, but it was chiefly a speculative one. The price had risen full 6s. per cwt, and at this advance there were many eager purchasers. This excitement bas now subsided and the quotation has receded 3s. per cwt. The advance took place under the expectation of a good continental demand, which recent occurrences interfered with. Sugars are decidedly lower. They con be sold readily but only at a sacrifice. The expectation of war gave an impetus to the purchase of rum, for it naturally led to the belief that government would come into the market. Leeward Islands' in consequence advanced to 1s. 6d. per gallon, but now they cannot be quoted higher than 1s. 5d. The suspension of payments of the eminent house of Messrs. Manning and Anderton has been severely felt in Mincing Lane, and among the West-Indian trade generally.
There is very little doing in the East-India produce ; cassia and cloves have been enquired after at advancing prices, and the descriptions of pepper for export have also been in demand.
Teas, after experiencing a very brisk sale at advancing prices, are now a little dull, but it is a re-action to be expected.
In Indigo there is scarcely any business doing, and, what there is, is upon very low terms.
In the hop market there are scarcely any transactions, as speculators are waiting the result of the new crop, which it is expected will be a very fine one.
The Money MARKET.-A decline in consols to 794 for about half-an-hour was the effect of the threatened hostilities between Belgium, Holland, and France; but the apprehension that this country would be drawn into a war soon passed away, and by degrees English securities recovered to their former quotations. There has been very little business doing in the heavy Stocks, and the Foreign Stock Market has been quite neglected. Å subscription loan has been negotiated for the Russian governinent, by the opulent house of Messrs. Hope and Co. of Amsterdam. The amount, 30 millions of roubles ; and the price this loan was sold at in Amsterdam was 78; but it is not expected that quotation can be maintained. The contractors, however, are sanguine that it will - we hope not.
PRICES OF THE PUBLIC FUNDS,
On Thursday, 25th of August.
FOREIGN. Consols, 82 one-eighth.--Three and a half, Danish, 60 three-quarters, 01 one-quarter.90 one-qnarter.-- Three and a half Reduced, 90 Brazil, 43 three-quarters, 44 one-quarter.- Porthree-eighths.—New Three and a half, 89 five tuguese, 48 hall, 49 half.-- Greek, 18, 20.eighths. - Four per Cent., 100 one-eighth. Mexican, 36 three-quarters, 37 one-quarter. Long Annuities, 17 one-sixteenth.-India Stock, Russian, 91 half, 92.--Spanish, 12 one-quarter, 198, 199,-- India Bonds, I disc.--1000 Exche half.--Colombian, 10, 12.-French Rentes, 57 f. quer Bills, 10, 13.-500 Excheq. Bills, 9, 11. 35 c.-Real Del Monte, 30.-Imperial Brazil, 48,
50.-- United Mexican, 5,6.-Anglo-Mex., 17, 19.
FROM JULY 22, TO AUGUST 9, 1831, INCLUSIVE, July 22.) – J. Kennett Harris, High Street, Bread Street, Cheapside, silkmen.-J. Jones, St. Giles's in the Fields, grocer.-T. Phipp, Well Street, Wellclose Square, engineer.-F. Union Court, Old Broad Street, auctioneer. Owen Jackson Mott, King Street, St. George's, -T, Davison and Philip Nouaillie, Star Court, Bloomsbury, coachmaker. - Moses Kent, An
dover, Hants, draper.-W. Lewis, Reading, re Street, Grosvenor Square, auctioneer. - John tail brewer.-T. Flint, Burlington Arcade, Pic Redfoord Davis, Liverpool, mercbant.--Peter cadilly, bookseller.-J. Carter, Poppin's Court, Dixon, Newbury, Berks, tea dealer.-J. HutchFleet Street, victualler.-J. Moody Pontin, ings, Carnaby Street, Golden Square, tinman. Turnmill Street, Cow Cross, wire weaver.-L. -J. Ratcliff, Aston, Birmingham, victualler.
P.. Goldsmid, Carburton Street, Fitzroy Square, J. Lomax, Hoghtou-Bottoms, Lancashire, calibill broker. – J. Edge, New Mills, Glossop, co printer.-T. Graves, jun. Hales Owen, Salop, Derbyshire, calico printer.—Cornelius Chand innkeeper.-T. Rees, Crumlin, Monmouthshire, 'ler, Poulshot, Wilts, cattle salesman.-John shopkeeper---T. Statham, sen. Clunton, Salop, Turner, Tintwisle, Mottram in Longdendale, cattle dealer.-T. Davies, Swansea, GlamorganCheshire, cotton spinner.
shire, rope maker.-J. Hinchliffe, Leicester, July 26.- Joseph Reece, Aldersgate Street, machine maker.-W. Parry, Liverpool, slater. grocer.-N. Isaacs, Norwich, straw hat manu --Robert Lundie, Kingston upon Hull, wine facturer. R. Richards, Marylebone Street, merchant. Piccadilly, mercer.-S. 'Howard Woodward, August 5.1-F. Baptist, Lock's Fields, WalDuvalle's Lane, Holloway, apothecary. worth, timber merchant. – S. H. Nockells, G. Walker, Wellington, Salop, mercer.-J. Mincing Lane, wine merchant. - D. Sharp, Evans, Oxford, stationer.-T. Weatherill, jun. Maldon, Essex, cattle dealer.-J. Hawkes, Pall Liverpool,
surgeon.-J. Routledge, Manchester, Mall, silk mercer.-M. and J. Bristow, Rateliffe stone mason.-A, M.Dermott, Liverpool, corn Highway, fire-engive makers. -- J. Wallace, merchant,
Belfast, merchant.-C. T. Dunlevie, Liverpool, July 29.A. Millar, Oxford Street, book. broker.-T. Fall, Leyburn, Yorkshire, bookseller. -S. Lee, High Street, Poplar, victualler. seller.-J. Chapman, Trowbridge, Wilts, vic-A. Knight, Basing Lane, stationer.-J. Van tualler. zeller, New Broad Street, merchant.-J. Jones, August 9.-J. Gilbert, St. Luke's, MiddleNewington Causeway, hosier.-J. Bell, Oporto, sex, iron founder.-J. J. Clark, and A. Clark, wine merchant.-C. Curlewis, Hanover Street, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, drapers.-Wm. Hanover Square, tailor.-J. Parsons, Fulham Martin, Newgate Street, wine merchant.-A. Road, upholsterer.-D. Wase, Newgate Street, Clark, Broad Street, Ratcliff, miller.-S. Cross, grocer.J. W. Poyel, Wimborne Minster, Dor jun. Lambeth, timber merchant.-A. Symons, setshire, plumber.-R. Birch, Great Longstone, Palmonth, wine merchant.-A. Fletcher, PresDerbyshire, cotton spinner.-J. Wright, jun. ton, glass seller.-J. Halstead, jun. Colne, LanNottingham, jeweller.-R. H. Alcock, Coven cashire, cotton spinner.-J. Matthews, Mary try, timber merchant.
port Street, Bristol, basket maker.-J. HamilAugust 2.5-S. J. Parnell, North Audley ion, Bristol, innkeeper.
POLITICAL JOURNAL.-SEPTEMBER 1, 1831. HOUSE OF LORDS. July 14.-The Frauds on Creditors' Bill was postponed reading in consequence of the absence of Lord Plunkett.-Several private bills were brought up from the Commons.
July 15.-Lord King presented a Bill against pluralities; and the Marquis of Lansdowne moved the third reading of the Bill for abolishing Customs' and other oaths.-The Marquis of Londonderry put some questions to Lord Grey respecting Holland; and the third reading of the Lord Lieutenant's Bill for Ireland was postponed. - The Lord Chancellor brought in a Bill to alter and amend the juris. diction in Chancery.
July 18.- The Archbishop of Canterbury moved the second reading of the Tithes' Regulation Bill.-A communication was read from Prince Leopold, now King of Belgium, resigning the pension which he held in this country.-Lord Dacre withdrew his Tithe-Commutation Bill.-The Lord Chancellor communicated to the House respecting Mr. Long Wellesley's arrest; he also brought in a Bill relating to the Court of Exchequer in Scotland. — Lord Brougham further justified bimself respecting a Mr. Storkes, whom he had restored to the magistracy without consulting the Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire.
July 20.—No business of importance came before the House.
July 21.-The House went into a committee on the Tithes' Composition Bill, and progress was reported.
July 22.—The Bishop of Ferns presented a petition from 500 protestants in Car. low, complaining that the petitioners lived so remote from their parish churches that they were deprived of spiritual instruction.
July 25.—The Church Building Bill was read a second time. - The Bishop of Bath and Wells, on presenting a petition from the clergy of his diocese relative to the Beer Bill, complained of the demoralizing effects of that measure.
July 26.—The Earl of Aberdeen, seeing the noble earl at the head of the govery. ment in his place, rose to put some questions on the subject of foreign afi consequence of the speech of the King of the French, which had excited the surprise of every man in the country. It might probably be a matter of congratulation to the noble earl opposite that the power of France was triumphant in the Tagus; but what he wished to know was, whether that noble earl was prepared to lay on the table of the House all the communications which had passed between the British and Portuguese governments and the government of France, with a view to explain the motive and the cause of the war. The other object which he wished to advert
to was more astounding--The barriers of the frontiers of the Netherlands were to be demolished--those barriers which had been erected for its protection at the ex. pense of so much labour and waste of blood. Earl Grey, in reply, said that he should be fully prepared when the proper time arrived to defend the conduct of his Majesty's government on the subject of our foreign affairs. With respect to Portugal, he denied that existing treaties required this country to defend Portugal. The Duke of Wellington observed that the fortresses in question belonged to the five great powers, including Holland, acting in conjunction with England ; and that France had nothing to do with them, and had never contributed towards their construction. Earl Grey deprecated the extension of these discussions, as negociations on the points discussed were still pending.
July 27.-The Oaths before the Lord Steward Bill was read a third time and passed.
July 28.-Earl Grey laid upon the Table a copy of the Protocol of April 17, respecting the demolition of the fortresses of Belgium, and of the note of the 14th, transmitting the same to the French government.
July 29.-The Archbishop of Canterbury moved the second reading of his Bill “ to extend the provisions of the 29th Charles II.”
July 30.-The Lord Chancellor, Earl of Shaftesbury, and the Duke of Richmond took their seats as his Majesty's Commissioners, and gave the Royal Assent to upwards of fifty public and private Bills.-The Queen's Dowry Bill was then read a third time and passed.
August 2. The announcement that his Majesty would give the Royal Assent in person to the Queen's Dower Bill, and that her Majesty the Queen would be present to acknowledge the liberality of Parliament, attracted a considerable number of peeresses and other ladies of distinction to the House ; and at an early hour the body of the House and the adjoining chambers exhibited nearly the same magnificent display which they presented on the opening of the Session. The preparations to receive their Majesties were the same as on that occasion. The King having taken his place on the throne, Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt summoned the House of Commons to the Bar, and the Speaker of the House informed his Majesty that his most faithful Commons appeared before him with respect and attachment to his Majesty's House, and begged most humbly to announce that, in conformity to the Royal recommendation given in the last Parliament, they had passed a Bill to make provision for her Most Gracious Majesty in the event of his decease, and they then presented the Bill, requesting his Majesty's most gracious acceptance of it. The Queen's Annuity Bill was then read by the Clerk, and received the Royal Assent, as did several other Bills; after which the Queen made two graceful obeisances to the Lords and Commons; and their Majesties, attended as before, retired.
House of Commons, July 13.-The House went into a committee on the Reform Bill : after considerable debate, Mr. Wynn moved that the consideration of the first clause of Schedule A be postponed ; after a debate which lasted until 2 P. M., the House divided, 174 for, and 292 against the amendment; majority for ministers, 118.
On the 14th, after some preliminary business, the debate on the Reform Bill was resumed. Lord John Russell moved that the preamble of the Bill be agreed to by the committee. Sir R. Peel moved that the word “each” be omitted in the first clause. The House divided ; for the amendment 193, against it 290; majority 97.
July 15.— The House went again into a committee on the Reform Bill. Sir A. Agnew made a motion to the effect of negativing Schedule A of the Bill. This gave rise to a long debate, in which the Opposition strenuously advanced every pretext to delay the measure. The amendment however was lost by 316 to 205.
On the 18th, after the presentation of several petitions, a letter was read from Mr. Tilney Long Pole Wellesley, complaining of his having been arrested for con. tempt of the Court of Chancery. The communication was referred to a committee of privileges.-- The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the resignation of the annuity of Prince Leopold, now King of Belgium.-- The House, after some unimportant debate on yeomanry arming and Sir A. B. King's patent, went into a committee of supply. Mr. Robinson moved that the amount of the pension-lists, 75,0001. should be struck out of the votes. The committee divided, 41 for, and 142 against the amendment.
July 19.-Captain Gordon presented a petition against a grant for the College of Maynooth from 28 ministers, and 200 elders of the Scotch Kirk, couched in language which excited contempt and disgust among the majority of the members of the House.-Mr. Dixon laid before the House certain claims of British subjects in Brazil; and the House went into a committee on the Reform Bill.—Mr. Mackinnon moved that the population returns of 1831, and not of 1821, should be adopted in Schedules A and B; after considerable debate, the House divided, 228 for, and 302 against the motion. July 20.--After some preliminary business, Mr. Wynn moved the third reading
of the Bill to abolish the taking oaths before the Lord Steward. The House divided 78 for, and 26 against the reading. The House then went into a committee on the Reform Bill; and Lord John Russell moved that the borough of Great Bedwin stand part of Schedule A, which was agreed to, together with Beeralston, Bishop's Castle, Bleachingly, Boroughbridge, Bossiney, Brackley, Bramber, Callington, Camelford, Castle-Rising, Corfe-Castle.
July 21.- The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved that the Committee on the Reform of Parliament take precedence of other business. The hour of 5 P. M. was fixed for the committee daily.-Colonel de Lacy Evans moved an Address to His Majesty for a copy of the indictment in prosecutions against a Mr. and Mrs. Deacle, with a copy of the Record against Bingham Baring, who had been convicted of an assault against Deaele in fifty pounds damages. Mr. A. Baring attempted to justify his relative's conduct. The motion was not pressed to a division.-The House then went into a committee on the Reform Bill. Mr. Croker moved that Downton be excluded from Schedule A. The House divided, ayes 274, noes 244. Dunwich, Eye, Fowey, Gatton, Haslemere, were unopposed.
July 22.-Sir Francis Burdett presented a petition from the Rev. Robert Taylor, now confined in Horsemonger-lane Gaol, complaining of the undue severities to which he was exposed.-The House resolved itself into a committee on the Reform Bill, and in two hours had sanctioned the justice and policy of disfranchising. by placing in Schedule A-Hedon, Heytesbury, Higham Ferrers, Hindon, Ilchester, East Looe, West Looe, Lostwithiel, Ludgershall, Midhurst, Milborne Port. On the question that the Borough of Minehead form part of Schedule A, Mr. Luttrell said the Borough had been in his family from generation to generation, and moved that it be transferred from Schedule A to B. After some desultory discussion the opponents declined going to a division, and its retention in Schedule A was confirmed. Newport (Cornwall), Newton (Lancashire), and Newtown (Hants), were then proposed to form part of Schedule A, which resolution was then agreed to. Orford, Petersfield, and Plympton were then declared to form part of Schedule A, without a division.—The Queen's Dower Bill was read a third time and passed.
July 25.-The Marquis of Chandos wished to ask the Noble Lord (Althorp) in the absence of the Foreign Secretary (Lord Palmerston), whether there was any truth that certain fortresses in Belgium were to be destroyed. The Chancellor of the Exchequer replied that it had been agreed, on certain conditions, that some of those fortresses should be destroyed. The Marquis of Chandos wished to ask another question, namely, whether there was any foundation for the assertion in the same speech, that the tri-colour was floating on the walls of Lisbon. Lord Althorp said he rather thought there was a mis-translation ; he understood the meaning to be, that it was under the walls of that capital. The House resolved itself into a Committee of Supply, and various sums were voted.
July 26.–On the motion by Lord John Russell, that the House resolve into committee on the Bill, Colonel Evans and Mr. J. Smith complained of the dilatory pro. ceedings on it. On Queenborough and New Romney, the resolution was agreed to. On St. Germains, it was urged that the number of inhabitants was 2400, and it would be perfectly easy, by taking two or three adjoining parishes, to make up the number of 300 voters required by the Bill. The House divided, for the motion 262, against it 212, majority for Ministers 50. The following Boroughs were then placed in Schedule A, without a division : Queenborough, New Romney, St. Germains, St. Mawes, St. Michael, Old Sarum, Seaford, Steyning. Slockbridge, Wareham, Wendover, Weobley, Whitchurch, Winchelsea, Woodstock, Wootton Bassett, Yarmouth (Isle of Wight).-Saltash. On the question that the borough of Saltash be placed in Schedule A, Mr. Croker said that the borough and the parish ought to be taken together in this question of the disfranchisement of Saltash. Lord J. Russell admitted that he thought the justice of the case would be more fairly met by not retaining Saltash in its present schedule. Mr. Hunt, bowever, insisted on dividing the House, and the consequence was that the Ministers and their friends were obliged to appear in a majority against the motion. The numbers were, for Saltash remaining in Schedule A '150, against it 231. When Old Sarum was named, loud and lengthened volleys of " Ayes" were fired off, wbich were followed by loud cheering. The question that the clause containing schedule A should stand part of the Bill, was again put by the Chairman, and carried with only a few dissentient voices.
July 27.-Sir John Newport presented a petition from Waterford for a law for making a provision for the poor of Ireland. Several questions arising out of the Speech of the King of the French (Lord Palmerston being in his place). were renewed.- The House then, on the motion of Lord John Russell, went into committee on the Reform Bill; and the next clause, that each of the boroughs in Schedule B should return one member to parliament, was read, Sir R. Peel moved as an amendment that the word "two” be introduced instead of
A division took place, when the numbers were, for the clause in its original form 182, for Sir R. Peel’s amendment 115, majority in favour of Ministers 67. The Committee then proceeded with the enumerations in Schedule
B, and, after some desultory conversation, the following were agreed to stand part of such schedule :- Aldborough (Yorkshire), Amersham, Arundel, Ashburton, Bridport, Bodmin, Buckingham. On the proposition that Aldborough should form part of Schedule B, Mr. Duncombe moved that the borough should stand part of Schedule A, but withdrew his amendment.-Chippenham. The motion that this borough form part of Schedule B called forth a good deal of discussion, delay being asked to enable the borough to prove that the census of 1821 made mistakes, and but for which the fact would have appeared of its then having upwards of 4000 inhabitants. A division took place, when there appeared, for the question 251, against it 181, majority in favour of Ministers 70.
July 28.-The House went into committee on the Reform Bill, and proceeded at once with the consideration of Schedule B.-Clitheroe. On the motion that this borough form part of the said schedule, Mr. Cost and Mr. Croker contended that the population of the parish, though it was of a different name, ought to be included with Clitheroe. The motion was agreed to.--Cockermouth. Å similar question was raised as to this borough, and the committee divided, when the numbers were, for its retention in Schedule B, 233, against it 151, majority for Ministers 82.--Dorchester. An extended discussion ensued upon the question that this borough form part of Schedule B ; the numbers were--for its remaining in Schedule B 279, against it 193, majority for Ministers 86. Droitwich and Evesham followed, and the propriety of their remaining in the said schedule was voted without division. Great Grimsby was next in the list, and it called forth some conversation, but the motion was adopted without a division.
July 29.-The House then went into committee on the Reform Bill, and the following boroughs were decided to form part of Schedule B: East Grinstead, Guildford, Helston, Honiton, Huntingdon, Hythe, Launceston, Liskeard, Lyme Regis, Lymington, Maldon. A division took place on Guildford; for including it in Schedule B 253, against it 186, majority for Ministers 67. The Chairman then put the question, that he should report progress and ask leave to sit again, which gave rise to a renewed debate, whether the House should meet to-morrow to proceed with the Reform Bill. Lord Valletort, Sir R. Peel, Mr. Perceval, and several other members resisted the propositions. The House in consequence divided, when the numbers were, that the committee sit to-morrow 216, against it 143, majority 73.
July 30.—Mr. Bernal took the chair in committee, when the following boroughs were decided to form part of Schedule B: Malmesbury, Marlow, Okehampton, Penryn, Reygate, Richmond, Rye, Saltash, St. Ives, Shaftesbury, Thetford, Thirsk, Wallingford, Witton. Some discussion arose on the first five boroughs; and Richmond was strongly opposed by Sir C. Wetherell, Mr. Wrangham, Mr. North, and Mr. Baring. On the question that the borough of Sudbury stand part of Schedule B, Sir J. Walsh opposed its disfranchisement. He denied that it could be considered as a nomination borough.
August 2.-Sir W. Guise presented the Report of the Great Grimsby Election Committee, which declared the election of Mr. Harris and Mr. Shelley to be void.-Lord Althorp presented a Message from His Majesty, communicating, that since the provisions made for the Duchess of Kent and the Princess Victoria, circumstances bad occurred which render it desirable that a more adequate provision should be made for her Royal Highness, and for the education of the Princess Victoria.-The House resolved itself into committee on the Reform Bill. Lord Althorp said the first thing the House had to do was to proceed with the cases reserved on Saturday-Sudbury and Totness. On Sudbury the House divided, when the numbers were, for its retention in Schedule B 157, for taking it out of that schedule 108, majority for Ministers 49. On the motion that Totness do stand part of Schedule B, Mr. Baldwin moved that it be transferred to Schedule C, but did not press his amendment to a division, and the original question was carried. The question was then put, “that Schedule B should stand part of the second clause of the Bill.". This proposition was carried without a division. The Chairman read the next clause, that each of the places named in the first column of Schedule C be boroughs, and that each of them return two members to Parliament. Manchester, Birmingham, and Leeds, were voted to stand part of Schedule C, by which they are entitled to send two members to Parliament.
August 3.-The House went into committee on His Majesty's Message, and Lord Althorp proposed an addition of 10,0001. a year to the Duchess of Kent and the Princess Victoria. He adverted to the precedent established in the case of the Princess Charlotte, for whom there was an average income of 17,0001. a year until her marriage. At present the Duchess of Kent has 12,0001. a year-6,0001. for herself, and 6,0001. on account of the Princess; with the proposed increase the income will be 22,0001. Of this but 6,0001, could with propriety be considered as on account of her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, and the remainder 16,0001. was to constitute a fund for the maintenance, education, and requisite state and dignity of the Heir Presumptive of these realms.