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Sugars. The market for Sugar has, during last month, been upon the whole foe. ly, and the prices good. There has been some fluctuation in prices, but nothing of a magnitude to alter the general results. The stock on hand in London is 11,000 osb less than at the same period last year. As the greater proportion of the crops from tbr West Indies arc now arrived, the prices can hardly fail to be maintained, if not to become higher. The crops this year in die Colonies have been unusually late, owing to the excessive wet weather in the early part of the season, which always injures the succeeding crop. When the first rains commence in June, if the canes cannot be got soon and regularit weeded, they get overrun with weeds, which prevent them from becoming as thick on the ground as they otherwise would. When employed in taking oft" the latter part of the me at this period, as has been the case this season, this labour cannot be attended to. In consequence of which, an evil is sustained which cannot be remedied. The following cm. if good, can never be any thing uncommon. Sugars, therefore, may be expected to kerf high prices from this cause alone, independent of any other cause which may occur v raise them.—Coffee. The prices of this article, as might have been expected, have fiocaated greatly. Prices have, however, given way considerably, and the market is at preea heavy and dull. The stock on hand in London, is at present 5,400 tons, being Mi) less than at the same period last year. The market for this article is likely to fluctaw considerably for some rime, as the breath of speculation may move it, till it finds its proper level, and it is ascertained how far the supply is adequate to the demand. At present.
it is a very unsafe article for the speculator to meddle with Cotton. The prices of this
article have remained steady, and been fully supported, notwithstanding the total stagmtion which had taken place in the spinning business in the chief manufacturing denies iu England. Now that the unpleasant dispute between the masters and workmen are settled. or in a fair train of being so, it may reasonably be presumed, that Cotton will maintain it> price, and the demand continue in full, if not in increased, activity. The quantity imported this year, exceeds that to the same period last year, by 130,000 bags. The crop in America are represented as having suffered considerably from excessive dry weatbe is June and July. The prices in the East Indies are raised to an unprecedented height, by native speculators, in consequence of the great demand from Europe. The consequento are likely to prove very injurious to those engaged, or newly engaging in that trade, as» is scarcely to be expected that they can obtain the high prices in this country, to which the first cost, freight, and charges, entitle them. The consequences also may be very various in a political point of view, to our national interests in India. Cotton exported to Grea Britain, from that portion of our empire, is allowed duty free, while for internal consumf it bears a considerable tax. The produce of our Cotton manufactures is allowed to be imported duty free into India, while their own productions are heavily taxed. This caanot fail to make a deep and unfavourable impression upon the minds of the more trnrr and intelligent classes in India; namely, the labouring and commercial bodies, to out interests, which they must consider as partial and oppressive to them Com. Notwithstanding the favourable appearance of the Grain last month, it advanced in price. Dunns last week, the prices have been steady, and the sales of Flour limited. The probability's, that Grain has reached its highest price for this season.—Irish Prodsums. In the aroxtf of Beef few sales have been made. The holders, however, anticipate, higher prices, fiw the high prices of Pork. This article is in brisk demand.—Tobacco. The prices for son* days remain steady, and the demand good. A report was industriously circulated son* weeks ago, of the great scarcity of this article, both in America and the different marias in Europe. This probably originated with some interested speculators, but it does not appear to have had the effect on the market which they anticipated Hemp, Flax, avd Tt>
taw. The latter article has been in great demand, and at a very considerable adtance.
Hemp is also in considerable request. Flax may be stated as formerly KM, *•*/■
ami Hollands. The price of Rum has lately advanced, but the prices at that advance at* now become nominal. Brandy is more in demand, and at advanced rates. Owing to excessive dry weather, the vintage in France is greatly fallen off in quantity, which rous have the effect of keeping the price of Brandy high. Geneva is without variation—DS'woods. Logwood has continued in demand. Considerable sales have been made »
Pimento. Ashes have been in good demand, and sold at advanced prices. Carolina Rice in bond, has brought from +5*. to 46s. Lemon Juice has been inquired for. Oil, of almost every description, lias advanced in price, and considerable business has been doing in several kinds. Saltpetre is now chiefly in the hands of second holders, who are demanding advanced prices. There is little variation in the prices of other articles of commerce. East India Indigo goes off steadily. Thick American Tar has sold at ITs. 6d., and Stockholm at ITs. 9d. per barrel. Molasses have again advanced in price, but the sales are not brisk at our present quotations.
PRICES CURRENT Aug. 29, 1818.
B. P. Dry Brown, . cwt.
Mid. good, anil fine mid.
Fine and very fine, . . Heflncd, Doub. Loaves, .
Single ditto, . .
Crushed Lumps . MOLASSES, British, cwt. COFFEE, Jamaica • cwt.
ord. good, and tine ord.
Mid. good, and fine mi<t. Dutch, Triage and very ord.
Or»l. good, and fine ord.
Mid. good, and fine mid.
IMMKN'TOlin Bond) lb.
Jam. Hum, ISO. P. gall.
Geneva, . .
Grain Whisky, WINES,
Claret, In Gro itlu, hhd.
Portugal Red, pipe
Spanish White, butt
LOGWOOD, Jam. . ton.
Campeachy, . . .
< hri>t:an*anri (dut. paid)
St Domingo, ditto
r.vR, American, . brl. Archangel,
'ITCH, Foreign, . cwt
rALLOW, Rus. Vel. Cand.
lVtornburgh Clean, LAX,
It i*;a Thie*. 4 Druj. Rak.
ivtcrsburgh Firsts, cwt.
II.. Whale, . . tun.
:>TTONS, Bowed Ueorg.
2 I 1 llj '2 Oji » 0
Course of Exchange, Sept. 8. Amsterdam, 37: 10 B. 2 Us. Antwerp, 11: IS. Ex. Hamburgh, 35: 1. 24 Us. Frankfort 14*4- Ex. Paris 25 : 10. 2 Us. Bordeaux, 25: la Madrid, 38J effect Cadiz, 38J effect Gibraltar, 34. Leghorn, 50L Genoa, 46. Malta, 50. Naples, 52L Palermo, 129 per oz. Bio Janeiro, 67. Oporto, 58. Dublin, 10. Cork, 10. Agio of the Bank of Holland, 2.
Prices of Gold and Silver, per oz.—Portugal gold, in coin, £— Foreign gold, in bars, £—. New doubloons, £ 1. New Dollars, —s. —d. Silver, in bars, ts, 4 .Jd.
Alphabetical List of Scotch Bankruptcies, announced between the 1st and 31st August 1818, extracted from the Edinburgh Gazette.
Chalmers, David A Co. linen and woollcn-drapent DIVIDENDS,
in Lockerbie, and David Chalmers, the principal partner of that Company
Fergus A Kidston, wholesale grocers in Glasgow, and George Fergus and Thomas Kidston, the individual partners of said Company!
Gardner, J. N J. mathematical instrument-makers in Glasgow, and John Gardner, senior, and John Gardner, junior, the partners thereof as individuals
Mitchell, John, merchant in Glasgow
Miller, Alex. A Co. merchants, St Andrew Street, and Kirkgate, Leilh, and Alex. Miller and James Borthwick, the individual partners of that Company
*tcandret, James, painter and glazier in Peterhead
Wilson, John, senior, grocer ui Glasgow
Donaldson, George, draper in Edinburgh; by W
Donald, William, merchant, Greenock; by the
Mitchell, Alex, farmer and cattle-dealer in Fiddes-
Miller, James, merchant. Glasgow; by Robert Aiken, merchant there
Sim, Walter, A Co. grain-merchanU, Aberdeen,
Tailor, John, late merchant, Arbroath; by John
Note.—The boll of wheat, beans, and peas, is about 4 per cent more than half a quarter, or 4 Winchester bushels; that of barley and oats nearly 6 Winchester bushels.
The month of August commenced with dry weather, which continued with little interruption throughout. Excepting some light showers on the 1st, 7th, 10th, 17th, and 21st, scarcely exceeding in all one tenth of an inch, there fell no rain till the 25th. On that day, and on the 27th and 28th, there fell altogether about half an inch, but the whole quantity still bears a very small proportion indeed to that of August last year. The temperature of the month has been uniformly elevated, the average being nearly 24 degrees above that of the corresponding month 1817. The Thermometer rose twice above 70, frequently to 66, and every day to 60. The Barometer was steady at an elevation of about 30 during the first three weeks, so steady, indeed, that on some days the elevation or depression of the mercury in the space of twelve hours, was imperceptible even in Adie's delicate Barometer. The Hygrometer was also generally high, the average being about 7 degrees above that of August last year. It will be seen from the abstract, that the mean of the maximum and minimum temperatures for the month, differs from that of 10 and 10 only by about three-tenths of a degree; and that the point of deposition, according Vol. III. 5 A
to Anderson's formula, is only about one degree lower than the mean minimum, a quit, tity altogether inconsiderable, when the prevalence of dry east and north east winds i taken into the account.
Meteorological Table, extracted from the Register kept on the Banks cj the Tay,four miles east from Perth, Latitude 56° 25', Elevation 18S_/erf.
THERMOMETER. Mean of greatest dally heat,
temperature, 10 A. M.
10 P. M.
Of daily extremes,
. 10 A. M. and 10 P. M.
. 4 daily observations, W hole range of thermometer, Mean daily ditto, .... . • . temperature of spring water,
BAROMETER.. Mean of 10 A. M. (temp, of mer. 61) .
10 P. M. (temp, of mer. 61)
both, (temp, of mer. 61)
Whole range of barometer, . . Mean daily ditto,
HVGROMETER (LESLIE'S.) Mean dryness, 10 A. M. .
10 P. M.
.... point of deposition 10 A. M.
10 P. M.
Rain in inches, . ...
Evaporation in ditto, .... Mean daily Evaporation,
WILSON'S HYGROMETER. Mean dryness, 10 A. M. 10 P. M.
Degrees. 61.5 49.1
27.7 15.S 21.5 49.3 46.8 48.0 .690 2.305 .074
Fair days 25; rainy days 6. Wind West of meridian 16; East of meridian 15.
Meteorological Table, kept at Edinburgh, in the Observatory, Caltan-hiZ.
N. B.—The Observations are made twice every day, at nine o'clock, forenoon, and four o'clock, noon. The second Observation In the afternoon. In the first column, is taken by the r Thermometer.