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City, 26 November 1823.

SMITHFIELD, Monday, Nov. 24. BACON.

Per Stone of 8 pounds (alive). The advertisement of a Govern

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.2 10 to 3 10 ment contract ; an apparent scarcity of Hogs; a short crop of potatoes ;

Mutton.......3 4 4 0 an expectation that our Govern

..4 2 5 2 ment will manifest "a vigour be- Pork.... ..3 10 4 10 yondmere talking, in the ap

Beasts. 3,243 | Sheep 21,780 proaching contest for the South Calves 120 | Pigs 240 American colonies; all these combine to stimulate those who are

NEWGATE (sanne day). always eager to enter into specula

Per Stone of 8 pounds (dead). tions. A reference to last week's

Is. prices will show that a great ad

Beef ..... .2 0 to 2 8 vance has taken place; and a very

Mutton....

3 4 general opinion prevails, that it has not reached the highest.-On

..2 8 4 8 board, 45s. to 468.-Landed, 50s. Pork... .3 0 - 5 0 to 52s.

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Good Cheese of every kind is

POTATOES. scarce: the trade in common kinds is dull : prices are nominal.

Spitalfields.-per Ton. Ware ......£ 2 10 to £4 0

Middlings......1 15 – 2 2 0 Price of Bread. The price of

Chats.... 1 15 0 0 the 4lb. Loaf is stated at from 7d. Common Red..0 0 0 0 to 9d.

Onions..Os. Od.--0s. Od. per bush.

Chats .........

BOROUGH.-per Ton.

Price of HOPS, per Cwt. in the

BOROUGH.
Ware....... £2 5 to £3 10
Middlings..

Monday, Nov. 24.–At our Hop ..1 10 2 0

market this week more has been 1 10 0 0 done in Old Hops, and New PocCommon Red..0 0 0 0

kets have advanced 15s. to 20s. per Onions, .0s. Od.-Os. Od.

cwt. and more money is asked fur bush. per

good Yearlings. Currency :-New Pockets 81. to 121. 128.; Bags 71. 10s. to 121.; Yearlings, Pockets

71. 10s. to 101. 10. ; Bags 66. to HAY and STRAW, per Load. 91. to 9s.; Old 65s. to 90s. Smithfield. - Hay Sos. to 1055. Maidstone, Nov. 20.--The Hop

Straw...36s, to 40s. trade remains in just the same dull

Clover 100s. to 126s. state as last advised, and there is St. James's.--Hay....658. to 115s. little or nothing doing.

Straw...31s. to 45s.
Clover..80s. to 115s. trade is rather dull at present. No

Worcester, Nov. 15.--The Hop Whitechapel.--Hay....90s. to 115s. variation in price since our last.

Straw...368. to 44s. The duty remains steady at the last
Clover, .95s. to 130s. quotation,

Vol. 48.—No. 10.) LONDON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1923. [Price hd.

Published every Saturday Morning, at Seren o'Clock.

or, rather, of civil war; the slaves on one side and the owners on

THE

WEST INDIA COLONIES.

the other side.

At last, the curse seems to have fallen upon

Jamaica itself, which Kensington, December 4th, 1823.

appears likely to become a scene Cant, impudence and malig- of desolation and horror, in connity ; persevering cant, impu- sequence of the impudent interdence and malignity seem, at last, meddlings of a set of men, who, to to be approaching fast towards speak of them in the mildest the accomplishment of depriving terms, are senseless fanatics. The this Kingdom of Colonies that it state of that valuable colony may has held for so inany years, and be judged of by the following Adwith such great advantage. The vertisement, which was published bayonet, the bullet and the gibbet in the London Morning Chronicle have been actually put in requisi- of the first of this month. The tion in Demarara ; and that, ob- Resolutions contained in this Adserve, for the purpose of putting vertisement, were, as the reader to death a part of one class of will perceive, agreed to at a persons, and, thereby, ruining Meeting held in the Island. They and reducing to beggary another have been published in the Lone class of persons. Several other don papers by the authority of of the colonies have been, for the Chairman; and the people of some time, in a state, very little the island seem to have sent them short of that of open rebellion; forth as the North Americans

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Printed and Published by J. M. COBBETT, No. 183, Fleet-stréct.

formerly did, as a declaration of rived from any equal portion of her

possessions. their determination not to submit

4. Resolved, That, as dutiful and to certain regulations and Acts of loyal subjects, ever having main

tained our allegiance inviolate to the English Parliament. Before His Majesty's Family and Govern

ment, we have, to the utmost of I proceed further, I shall insert our ability, supported the honour

of his Crown and dignity, in seathis declaration, with a request that sons the most eventful and alarm

ing, and on all occasions we have the reader will give it an attentive yielded to none in our zeal for the

honour and the independence of perusal

the Empire. Jamaica, St. David's, Oct. 4, 1823. 5. Resolved, That we solemnly At a numerous and respectable protest against the right of the ParMeeting of the Freeholders and liament of Great Britain to infringe other Inhabitants of this Parish, upon our Constitutional Prerogaheld this day at the Vestry Room, at tive, or in any wise to disturb the Yallabs, called by his Honour the prevailing harmony of this and the Custos, agreeably to a Requisition other Islands, by any intemperate made to him for that purpose,

harangues in the Great Council of

the Nation, without having first RICHARD Dick, Esq. in the Chair; taken into their most serious con

1. Resolved, That, at this period sideration our just elaim to indemof unparalleled distress, we view nity (which, it is admitted, should with the most serious alarm the be" as liberal as necessary'') from late discussions in the Commons' the inevitable ruin to which such House of Parliament, connected interference cannot fail to lead. with the internal policy of the 6. Resolved, That, should the BriWest India Islands.

tish Parliament proceed to legislate 2. Resolved, That the lives and for us by the enactment of any properties of the inhabitants of the laws which may have a tendency to British Colonies have been greatly deprive us of our just possessions, we endangered by the agitation of shall conceive ourselves bound to these measures, and that to them resist their unwarranted und unjustiis justly attributable our present fiable proceedings by every legitimate state of civil and political perplex- means in our power. ity, the almost total annihilation of 7. Resolved, That we confide to our commerce, as well as of that our Rrepresentatives in the Hoconfidence, on the existence of nourable House of Assembly the which our prosperity depends. defence of our just rights and pri

-3. Resolved, That, under the vileges, and that it be recommendsanction of British Laws, and ad- ed to them, as the unanimous voice mitted to a full participation in the of this Meeting, to maintain our inden blessings of the British Constitu. pendence with temperance, moderation, we hesitated not to vest our tion, and decision. capital, under numerous disadvan- 8. Resolved, That, whilst we tages of climate, in these countries, firmly resist the violation of every whereby there has been added to Constitutional Charter, and inthe resources of the Empire an struct our Members to oppose

ссе ion of wealth, fully commen- every encroachment upon our estasurate to that which she has de- blished rights, we would neverthe

less impress upon them our entire The Colony of Jamaica is of willingness to concur in whatever prudent plans they may agree with more real value to England, is a the House in adopting, for the moral and religious well being of source of greater wealth and our Negro Population, in whose comfort we feel so great an in- strength, than the whole East Interest.

dies, and all the territories in the 9. Resolved, That, from the gradual dissemination of Christian Eastern seas. Nothing is easier principles, we look forward with peculiar pleasure to the improve than the proof of this assertion. ment of our Slaves in the scale of civilized' beings; and that, from Jamaica is, in short, little removed past experience, and the good effects which have already resulted from being a part of England itfrom their instruction, we confidently anticipate, under Divine self. The planters are sugar farProvidence, that we shall be ena

mers bled in due time, unaided by any

and coffee farmers; and their interference in our Colonial Policy, interests ought to be as scruputo render them, what must prove highly pleasing to every master, a lously attended to, as if they were contented and happy people.

10. Resolyed, That the known farmers in Cornwall or in Yorktalents of the present Ministers of shire. Yet, owing to the calungthe Crown would lead us confi. dently to expect, that the recent nies and the hypocritical cant, of calamity at Demarara will have the effect of guarding them against the faction" alluded to, in these the dangerous innovations of our enemies, and in future induce them spirited Resolutions, the people of to pause before they give the weight of their recemmendation to this country have, by degrees, the hypothetical projects of such - visionary philanthropists.

been brought to look upon them 11. Resolved, That, should theFac- as a sort of aliens whom we have tion,alike hostile to our lives and our fortunes, and of which we have so conquered, at some time or other," much cause to complain, have sufficient interest to prevail against us and also, as a set of cruel wretches, in the House of Commons, we will still place the most firm reliance not to abbor whom, argues a want for support on the other Branches of humanity in ourselves, of the Legislature, but more especially on the well-known justice and humanity of our King, confi

The*" faction;" this hypocriti dent that he will not fail to inter: cal and calumniating faction have, fere in behalf of a class of his faithful, though oppressed, sub-at last, driven this most chivatjects, who have ever been distinguished for their unbounded loy- rously loyal Island of Jamaica, to alty, and for their devoted attachment to his Family, and Person, something very much like a declan

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