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which 15,386 were from America, and 11,907 from the Brazils and Lisbon. The imports into Glasgow from 31st January to 7th inst. were 3550 bales. Coffee. In this article there has been extensive public sales in the metropolis lately. The demand contipues brisk. The accounts from the Continent are favourable. The price has advanced from 38. to 4$, per cwt. and it is expected still to look upwards. Considerable sales have been effected, and the approach of the spring exports are likely to keep this article in demand, and at advanced prices. The stock is greatly decreased at every port. The quantity on hand is not very extensive. Corn. În the London market the prices of the finer kinds of grain have lately rather been on the advance, but the ordinary kinds remain steady. In Glasgow, Dats continue in good demand, and at an advance of 1s, in price. The business done in other kinds of grain has for some time past been trifling, and at no alteration in price. From Ireland, between the and 17th January, there were imported into the Clyde 50,200 barrels of Oats, and from 31st January to oth February, there were imported 6151 barrels. Linseed is in demand, and a considerable advance has taken place in the prices for the superior qualities of Red Clover Seed.Hemp, Flax, and Tallone. The demand for Tallow in the London market has rather given way, yet, for the expected arrivals, the business done has been extensive. In Liverpool, this article is purchased before its arrival at the port. The Soap trade is nevertheless bare, and the stock of the principal holders does not exceed 1000 casks. On this account, an advanced price and increased demand for Tallow may be fairly anticipated. In London, Hemp and Flax are not much inquired after, and consequently but little variation in the prices. The demand for Hemp at Liverpool is expected to be considerable during the spring, and an advance in price confidently expected. The stocks will be found to be below the ordinary quantity which is consumed in that part of the kingdom. Flax in the Liverpool market has been looking down in price. There is little Foreign Flax remaining, but as the stock of Irish is increasing, the holders seem disposed to reduce their prices. Oils. In Lon don there has been little business done in Greenland, and the prices nominal. Linseed commanda attention, and considerable sales of it have been effected. A considerable par. cel of Spermaceti offered at public sale sold readily, though of an inferior quality. The market, in other respects, remains without variation. In Liverpool, during last month, com mon Oils found a regular, and indeed an increasing demand. Cod Oil has also found ready buyers, and is likely to continue so. Rape Oil commands little attention, but Lipseed is in good demand, Palm Oil has reached £60 per ton, and a high price is expected for a small parcel of Olive Oil which has lately arrived in the market. Ashes. In the Liverpool market, Petersburgh ashes have been selling at 60s. and are heavy at that price. Finland brings 568, and 578. The Pot and Pearl Ashes of Canada and the United States have been borne up by the spirit of speculation to a point which they can scarcely exceed, and a slight reduction in price is confidently expected.-Naval Stores. There has been considerable arrivals of Turpentine, yet the prices at Liverpool have advanced, and still higher prices are demanded for the stock on hand. The quantity expected from America is supposed to be inadequate for the spring demand, and which no doubt keeps
the price in the face of other arrivals. Tar has improved in price, and the arrivals of this article has lately been much below the usual quantity. For Spirit of Turpentine and Rosin the manufacturers are asking advanced prices.-- Tobacco. There has been considerable transactions for Tobacco in the London market. The demand is chiefly for home manufacture and on speculation. The prices are without much variation. Good Virginia has been sold in Glasgow to speculators at 9 d. per lb.Fruit. In the London market there has been considerable inquiry for Currants and Turkey Raisins.--Spices are in request, with the appearance of advancing currency.-Rice has rather given way in price. Cocoa has been sought after, the sales, however, are but limited.--Irish Provisions. There is little variation in the price of, or in the demand for, these articles.--New Pork is in short supply. Bacon is steady. Butter is in extensive request, and the holders sanguine of obtaining a considerable advance of price.--Rum, Brandy, and Hollands. In Rum there has been little business transacted. The demand is limited, and prices almost nominal. The internal consumpt is greatly fallen off. The lowness of the price is expected to occasion some demand for spring exportation, and unless this takes place, Rum cannot rise in value.-Brandy continues excessively scarce and dear. The short price is 14s. and duty nearly 19s. per gallon, No reduction in the price of this article can take place till the fate of the next vintage in France is ascertained. - Hollands are rather lower, but there is but little inquiry after this article at present.-Wines. The demand is increasing, and the prices consequently advancing, particularly for Port and Sherry of good qualities. The growers in Portugal and Spain are confidently expecting still higher prices for the spring shipments, and there is the greatest probability of their expectations being realised,
Now that the annual returns of the different branches of our trade are made up, it may be interesting to our readers to have a summary of the two following branches, namely, the cotton trade, and the trade to our West India Colonies, placed before them.
The quantity of Cotton imported into Great Britain during 1817 amounted to the
amazing quantity of 477,160 packages, weighing about 131,951,200 lbs. and worth at least ten millions Sterling. This importation exceeds that of 1815 and of 1816 by 117,000 packages, and the importation of the three previous years, by 227,000 packages. Of this immense importation, 314,330 packages were brought into the port of Liverpool alone. The imports of this article from the East Indies exceeded, during last year, every expectation. Into the port of London, the imports from that quarter was above 90,000 bags, and into Liverpool above 20,000 bags, besides a quantity into the Clyde. The quality of the East India Cotton is greatly improved, and the expectations are not too sanguine, which look forward to this branch of trade being carried to such an extent as will render us completely independent of the United States for supplies of this useful material. Nearly the whole of this vast importation has been manufactured in this country, the export to the Continent being only estima at 30,000 packages. The stock on hand is not a great deal larger than it was at the beginning of last year, while the stock of Manufactured Goods is also very small in comparison to the quantity on hand at the same period. Nothing can shew the vast activity of our trade in a more striking point of view than this statement. The demand of Cotton Goods for home use is rapidly and extensively reviving, while the exports of these fabrics have for several months been very great. Between the 10th October 1817, and 5th January 1818, a period of three months, there was exported from the port of Liverpool alone 24,855,335 yards Cotton Stuffs, and 380,544 pairs of Cotton Stockings, together worth at least £1,300,000 Sterling. When we recollect the quantity of Cotton manufactured (above 400,000 packages), and reflect upon the high value which a pound of Cotton-wool bears after being manufactured into different articles, it forms a sum which appears incredible. Taking the value of each lb. in this state at an average of 10s. it exceeds £55,000,000.
The next branch we are to consider is a trade purely British. It is British capital, British subjects, and British ships which carry it on, and the whole produce of which is brought to this country, and every supply which the population which carries it on requires, is taken from the produce and industry of this country. This is the trade to our West India colonies. It is not the child of fancy nor the creature of fashion. No interest of friends, or violence of foes, can wrest it from us. It must remain our's while we remain true to our national interests, and while the Sugar Cane remains superior to every plant on the face of this globe for the production of Sugar.
The importations into every port of the United Kingdom during 1817, may be taken, without any material error, at the undermentioned quantity, and most moderate rates, viz.
Sugar, 280,000 casks,e-gross value, £9,100,000
2,000,000 400,000 do.
2,000,000 All other produce may be taken at
Total, £16,100,000 Exclusive of the duties levied by government upon these articles. The value to separate classes stands nearly as follows, viz. Taken out of bond in London during 1817, for home consumpt, 161,731 casks, say
£4,185,000 Rum, 19,220 puncheons, or 2,120,000 gals, at 13s. is
1,378,000 Cotton, duty at 8s. 7d. per 100 lbs. is
86,000 Coffee, being given in bags, barrels, tierces, difficult to estimate, but cannot be less than
220,000 All other produce, at least
400,000 Total duties to government,
£6,269,000 Freight and charges on sugar to persons in Britain,
£1,680,000 Ditto ditto on rum, cotton, and coffee,
1,060,000 All other produce exclusive of specie,
360,000 Total to individuals not proprietors, £3,100,000 Which, deducted from £16,100,000, the gross value leaves 13 millions sterling for the landed proprietors in the colonies, for their creditors in Britain, and to pay for supplies drawn from this country.
Besides this trade, the imports to the colonies from our possessions in North America, and from the United States, exceed 34 millions sterling annually, and the export from the islands to these places amount to at least half that sum. This valuable trade, in Dry Pro
visions, Fish, Lumber, and Staves, is now solely confined to British bottoms, and ere long will be wholly supplied by our own colonies.
As all property in our West India possessions may justly be considered as commercial capital, it may not be uninteresting to bring the value of the whole before the public in as short a compass as follows: 700,000 slaves, worth, on an average, £75 sterling, is
£52,500,000 Lands, buildings, stock, crops on ground, &c. double
105,000,000 100,000 slaves, employed as tradesmen, sailors, servants, &c. at £140, is 14,000,000 Property in houses, goods, &c. in towns,
16,000,000 Outstanding debts due merchants, &c.
10,000,000 800 sail ships in European trade,
4,000,000 200 ditto in Canadian, &c. ditto, and colonial shipping,
Total, £202,000,000 The exports to the West Indies for their internal consumpt amount at least to £6,000,000 Ditto from North America,
Total, £9,500,000 Exclusive of all that vast trade carried on with the Spanish American possessions, amounting to many millions annually. Notwithstanding the restoration of several colonies, the trade yet employs above 800 sail of ships, and 20,000 seamen, while the building, repairs, and outfit of the ships, give employment and wealth to thousands in this country. This is a trade, and these are possessions worth our attention, and require our utmost protection and fostering care. When we reflect, that all the vast returns in produce is raised under the direction and skill of probably not more than 20,000 of our countrymen, employed as planters, it is quite evident that their occupation must be of a very different and more honourable nature than what, by many, it is so often represented to be.
Into the ports of London, Liverpool, Bristol, and Glasgow, there were imported during the year 1817, viz: 261,800 casks British Plantation, and 75,400 packages East India and Foreign Sugars ; 53,700 puncheons Rum ; 43,800 casks, and 87,600 barrels and bags Coffee, exclusive of that from the East Indies; from all different parts of the world, 477,100 packages Cotton.
From the East Indies, during the same period, there was imported into London 381,789 chests Tea; 43,800 bags Coffee; 59,379 bags and peculs of Sugar; 90,000 pack. ages Cotton (included and in general account); 13,630 boxes and chests Indigo ; 57,872 bags Rice ; 6,204 bags Pepper ; 1700 bags Cinnamon; 89 bags Cloves ; 46 packages Mace; 6 packages Nutmegs; 11,068 bales piece goods ; 4,317 packages Silk; 4,989 packages Shumac; and 96,706 bags Saltpetre, exclusive of what was brought into Liver. pool and Glasgow. Erratum in our last Commercial Report. p. 463, for “ Fresh Provisions," read “ Irish
105 pr. 27 pr.
108 pr. 30 pr.
108 pr. 27 pr.
107 pr. 27 pr.
288 3 per cent. reduced,
80 3 per cento consols,
81; } 80% ! 81 803 794°1 4 per cent. consols,mamma
99} 99% 5 per cent. navy ann. man
1053 105! Imperial 3 per cento ann. India stock,
240 bonds, Exchequer bills, 2}d. p.d. Consols for accomm
824 } 82}, 814 8148038148179 & 3 American 3 per cents..
65 new loan 6 p. cent.
103, 1037 French 5
166.f75cents. Course of Exchange, Jan. 9.-Amsterdam, 36 : 10 B. 2 U. Paris, 24 : 25:2 U. Bordeaux, 24 : 25. Frankfort on Maine, 142 Ex. Madrid, 40 effect. Cadiz, 394 effect. Gibraltar, 35. Leghorn, 514. Genoa, 471. Malta, 50. Naples, 44. Palermo, 129 per oz. Lisbon, 59. Rio Janeiro, 65. Dublin, 8 per cent. Cork, 9. Agio of the Bank of Holland, 2.
Prices of Gold and Silver, per 02.- Portugal gold, in coin, £0:0:0. Foreign gold, in bars, £0:0:0. New doubloons, £0:0:0. New dollars, Os. Od. Silver, in bars, stand. Os. Od. New Louis, each, £0:0:0.9
PRICES CURRENT.Feb. 7, 1818.
B. P. Dry Brown, ..cwt.
Fine and very fine,
Ord. good, and fine ord. Mid. good, and fine mid. Dutch, Triage and very ord,
Ord, good, and fine ord.
Jam. Rum, 160. P. gall.
Claret, 1st Growths, hhd.
St Domingo, ditto
bri. Archangel, PITCH,
Petersburgh Firsts, cwt.
66 8 0 8 5 8 10 90 10 0 14 0
15 0 18 0 18 10 10s 6d Ils Od
£8 0 £8 10
0 98 6d ils 6d 2 4 2 6 5 0 5 6
4 2 5
8 10 8 17 90 9 5 10 0 10 10 12 0 14 0 17 0 17 10 9s Od lls Od 2 5 2 6
8$ 6d 9$ 6d
Is 0 1 11 19 6
£17 46 10
16 10 17 0
55 (p. brl.) 9%
67 ls 70
0 47 1 6 1 84 2 9 2 11 2 6 2 8
ALPHABETICAL List of ENGLISH BANKRUPTCIES, announced between Ist and 31st
January 1818, extracted from the London Gazette.
Adamson, E. Liverpool, tobacconist
17 2 11 29 2 7 1 10 1 8 2 2 2 0
Is 9 2s 3d 28 10
8 1 95
111 2 1
Cox, W. H. Broad Street, warehouseman
Favene, G. Copthall Court, Throgmorton Street, Powis, J. Minford Place, Tottenham Court Road bill and exchange broker
Proctor, G. Birmingham, optician Feather, R. Roniford, Essex, carpenter
Picton, W. Liverpool, timber-merchant Gray, R. Norwich, broker
Powis, R. Grosvenor Mews, Grosvenor Street, Grace, E. Seaton Cottage, Northumberland, far- veterinary surgeon mer
Redmayne, T. Preston, linen-draper
Rush, J. Haverfordwest, liñen-draper
Stantsfield, J. Stockport, butcher
Swainson, J. Manor Row, East Smithfield, merHilliar, H. St James' Street, umbrella-manufac. chant turer
Strachan, R. and T. Stubbs, Cheapside, wareHolroyde, h. Halifax, merchant
housemen Houston, J. Manchester, and T. Smith, Middle- Sanders, J. Chichester, Sussex-grocer, ton, cotton-spinners
Snuggs, J. Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, grocer Hockley, D. and W. Snooke, Brooke Street, Hol- Taylor, J. and J.and J. Leigh, Agecroft, Lancashire; born, working-goldsmith
calico-printers Irving, P. Liverpool, merchant
Thomas, D. Carmarthen, grocer
Thomson, E. Ferry-hill, Durham, farmer
Trout, T. Bishopsgate Street, linen-draper
Turner, W. B. Normanton, York, merchant Jones, T. Deritend, Birmingham, picture-maker Utting, J. H. Norwich, upholsterer Kirkham, J. Leek, Staffordshire, farmer
Upson, J. Park Street, Southwark, baker Lea, J. late of Nantwich, Cheshire, corn-dealer Waddington, S. Halifax, corn-factor Legeyt, J. Lugwardine, Herefordshire, farmer Walker, w.and J. Pall Mall Court, army agents Lloyd, William, junior, Findon, Sussex, farmer Watts, G. and W. Bush, Bristol, colourmen Marsden, W. N. Salford, corp-dealer
Wart, H. V. Birmingham, merchant M.Michael, W. Bristol, merchant
Wigney, G. A. and G. Seymour, Chichester, Matthew, w. Usk, Monmouthshire, scrivener brewers Marshall, J. Manchester, draper
Wills, G. Monument Yard, wine-merchant Masters, G. Langston, Monmouth, dealer and Williams, D. Carmarthen, currier chapman
Woods, W. Crawford Street, Mary le bone, linenMitchell, S. Dorking, Surrey, linen-draper
draper Newell, W. N. Derby, cheese-factor
Wright, P. Kennington Lane, brewer Nye, J. Tunbridge, baker
Wright, E. Stafford, alehouse-keeper North, B. B. Manchester, factor
Woolsey, W. Great Mary le bone Street, haberOliver, J. Newington Causeway, cordwainer
dasher Ollerton, R. Bradford, Wilts, shopkeeper
Wilson, J. Beverley, Yorkshire, manufacturer Oddey, G. Silver Street, Golden Square, soup- Watmough, J. Liverpool, joiner maker
Wall, G. Brownyard, Hereford, farmer Pawsey, J. and J. W. Haywood, Blackman Street Wagstaff
, G. Dírsting, Glossop, Derbyshire, cote Peel, J. Southwark, potato-merchant
ton-spinner Pilkington, J. late of Preston, grocer
ALPHABETICAL List of Scorch BANKRUPTCIES, announced between the 1st and
31st January 1818, extracted from the Edinburgh Gazette. Berrie, Robert, drover and cattle-dealer in Tho- Hunter, William, carrier, Arbroath; by Patrick mastown
Bruce, merchant there Cogill, James, senior, merchant, Wick
Lawson, James, fester and ship-owner, Dundee; Macmillan, William and Thomas, merchants and by Patrick Anderson, merchant there drapers, Castle Douglas, and William and Tho- Morris, William and Patrick, merchants, Greenmas Macmillan, the individual partners of that ock; by John Lamont, writer there, 3d Feb. company
Macarthur, John, merchant, Glasgow; by John Ormond, Roderick, brewer, Dundee
Macgavin, accountant there Stewart, John, and Co. merchants and manufac- Milne, William, merchant, Dundee; by Joseph turers, Paisley, and John Stewart and James Johnston, merchant there; on 27th February, Whyte, the individual partners of that company
to those creditors whose claims were too late for
obtaining a share of the first dividend DIVIDENDS.
Mitchell, Andrew, in Whiteness of Slains; by
David Hutcheson, 'advocate, Aberdeen Butterworth, Michael, merchant, Dundee; by Jo M'Ghie, Philip, shipmaster, Greenock; by J. and seph Johnston, merchant,
Dundee, on 9th March, A. Muir, merchants there; 20th February to those creditors whose claims were too late for Stewart, John, manufacturer in Snedden of Paisobtaining a share of the first dividend
ley; by Patrick Douglas, merchant, Glasgow Brooks, Adam, and Co. merchants, Edinburgh, Sinclair, David, merchant, Edinburgh ; by Charles and Adam Brooks, merchant there, deceased; by Cowan & Co. Leith John Macdowall, merchant, Leith
Walker, Thomson, & Co. merchants, Leith, and Campbell, Alexander and Daniel, late merchants, James Walker, merchant there, the only re
Glasgow; by Alexander Campbell, writer there, maining partner of that Company; by John 2d March
Campbell, tertius, W. S. Edinburgh Christie, Alexander, merchant, Aberdeen; by Da- Walker, Peter, merchant, Stirling; by William vid Hutcheson, advocate there
Sanderson, merchant, Edinburgh
Pease & Beans. Ist,...... 14s. Od. Ist,......36s. Od. Ist,......38s. Od. 1st,......33s. Od. 2d,...... 40s. Od. 2d, ......30s. Od. 2d, ......30s. Od. 2d, ......30s. Od. 3d,......37s. Od. 3d, ......278. Od. 3d, ......25s. Od. 3d, ..27s. Od.
Average of Wheat, £1:18:5 5-12ths per boll.