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kept themselves above water, and support into the service of the royal navy under the themselves on oars and planks, till the boats, patronage of Captajn Lloyd, commanding the which immediately put off from the shore, sea fencibles, &c. on the Lincolnshire coast; picked them up. Unfortunately, however, was most unfortunately drowned while he they were unable to save Captain Herbert had the charge of a French vessel which had and Mr. Creed, who sunk before they arrived. been captured by the Sheldrake, and which These two gentlemen went out for the pure having sprung a leak, suddenly went down. pose of visiting the country. Captain Her. Thus perished a very promising and much bert was a gentleman of respectable literary lamented young officer, together with every talents, and had lately published a volume of man, except only one, of ide party thea poems, translated from the northern lan under his command, consisting of a midshipguages. He married Miss Byng, daughter of man and ten men, and also two French saithe Hon. Jolin Byng, and sister to Captain lors who had been permitted to remain on Byng, of his Majesty's ship Belliqueux. His board after the capture. body was picked up a few days after the fa L ieutenant-colonel Robert Horyman, sctal accident, by the Unicorn frigate, and in cond son of Lord Arnadale. He served as a terred at Gijon, with military honours, on the volunteer during the whole campaign in 23d of September last: most of the English Egypt, where he was honoured with the apthere, and many Portuguese of the first re. probation of Sir Ralph Abercrombie, and act spectability, attended the funeral. The body quired the esteem and friendship uf Sir John of Mr. Creed has also been picked up, and Moore, Generals Hope, Spencer, and ot er buried with due solemnity.
distinguished officers. At the attack on the In the island of Marigalante, John Brown, Dutch lines, at the capture of the Cape of esq. a native of Belfast, and for some years a Good Hope, he, under Sir David Bajkd, led merchant in Dublin. The manner of his on the 98d regiment, of which he was major, death renders it the more distressing to his and was severely wounded. As Lieutenantrelatives and numerous friends. On his pas. Colonel of the 18th regiment of foot, he cage from Antigua to another island, on a lately received the thanks of tke Commandermercantile speculation, the ship he sailed in in-Chief of the island of Jamaica, for his acwas captured, and carried by the French into tive services in suppressing a muliny of the Marigalante, shortly before it was taken by black troops in that island, where he has the English forces. The French force hay. since fallen a victim to the feyer of the couning come to a determination to capitulate, try, at the age of 27. 01 chey liberated Mr. Brown, for the purpose of Ac Lisbon, in the 25th year of his age, communicating with the British. Unhappily William Kirby, eldest son of William Kirby. his joy at his deliverance made him neglect of the county of Waterford, esg This the precaution of taking with him a flag of young gentleman went out a volunteer to Por truce, aad on approaching the posts of the tugal, with Sir A. Wellesley's expedition, from British, he received a ball in the heart from a Cork, and fought in the battle of Vimiera, black centinel in their service.
with conspicuous courage and steadiness, with.. Off the French coast, Mr. Hubbert, of out receiving a wound; but, being subject to Frieston, near Boston, midshipman and act. a disease on his liver, the fatigue he was ing master on board his Majesty's ship the obliged necessarily to undergo, put a periad Sheldrake, commanded by Captain Thick to his existence in the prime of life. neuse. This young gentleman, who entered
MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. 1 W e have the pleasure to state, that the East India Company have lately been informed by
their agentat Conftantinople, that he has opelicd the ufual communication between this counter and India, pverland, a matter of the highett insportance to the company at this par
bicole time; added to which the peace concluded last January with the Turks, most bc of . i meat consequence to our trade, as well to Turkey, as to the Eatt Indies. be in India Company have declared for fule on Monday, March 6. .
48 Bohea..............200,000 lbs.
Congo............ 3,350,000 un i ng ?*
cay..750,000 > Prompt, June
. 300,000 Joe
5. Opium sati
· And April 11, following.
Saltpetre.in.ci ..........14,000 tons
Pepper.................... 622 bags The sale of indigo is poftponed from March 10, to May 8.
The sugar market has been very dull for some inonths past; but the distillation from com or grain being now prohibited, it is expected lugars will advance contiderably, being the only fubftitute for the manufacture of ipirits : already some speculators have come into the fugar market, and purchased freely of low goods, and fine St. Kitts and Demerary's are in demand for the refinerics.
The substance of the clauses of the bill to prohibit the distillation of spirits from corn or grain in Great Britain, and to lulpend the importation of British or Irich made fpirits into Great Brie tain or Ireland, for a time to be limited are, viz : • Diftillations ot Tpirits from grain in Great Britain is prohibited. His Majesty may prohibit, by proclama jon, the distillation of Spirits froin grain (except wheat), or continue the prohibition. Further, a penalty is imposed for using grain for distillation pending the prohibition, Diftillerstaking into their custody, during the prohibition, grain which shall have been ground, thall be subject to a penalty. Exemptions are granted to distillers who are millers.
During the prohibition, ito Irith-made fpirits to be imported into Great Britain, nor vice versa. · All fuch spirits, so imported, with the casks, boats, ships, &c. fhall be liable to seizure.
Old Jamaica, and Leeward island rum is in demand, and advanced full 6d. per gallon. Fine coffee is also on demand and likely to continue so. We recommend our friends who are partial to coffee to purchase thal of Java which comes as near the real Turkey as poflible, and at nearly one fourth of the price; the grain is larger than West India coffee, and of a dat oval thape. Cotton wool is rather dull in the market at present, for the reasons we aligned in our last report lince which time, the East India Coinpany have had a sale of 3996 bales (on the 9 inftant,) confifting of Surat's and Bengal's, they sold from 18d. 234 per pound. The markets of Liverpool and Manchefter are allo flat, and large quantities in the importers bands.
Linen-rags for paper-makers use, are at such an enormous price, that persons in the paper and book.trade have been under the necesity of advancing their prices. The present price of rags is from 775. to 783. per hundred weight, and until there are some arrivals from Malta with those of Italy, it is impoffible they can lower.
Amsterdam, 2 Us Jotto, sight
Rotterdam, 2 Us. Hamburgh, 2 Us. Altona, 24 Us. .. Paris, 1 day date.. Ditto, 2 Us....... Bourdeaux ...... Madrid ....... Ditro, effective .. Cadiz ........ Ditto, effective.. Bilboa .......... Palermo, per oz... weghorn ........ Genoa ......... Venice, liv. Pic. ?
neffec.per Est. s .Naples ....... Lisbon... Oporto..... lio Janeiro ..... Malta .... Gibraltar... Dublin Cork
PRICES OF STOCKS, from the 1st of MARCK to the 25th of March, both
N. B. In the 3 per Cent. Consols the highest and lowest Prices are given; in the other Stocks, the highest only.
WM. TURQUANT, Stock and Exchange Broker, No. 9, St. Michael's Alley, Cornbill
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. THE Wheat crops of both the late and early rowings have come on well since our last, + and at present in many places quite cover over the surface of the ground. They, perhapa, never looked more favourably, in general, at this period of the year. The winter Barleys and Ryes are also pretty much in the same situation.
The Winter Tare and Rape crops in different diftricts have likewise a very fine appear. ance at this time. In England and Wales, Wheat averages per quarter, 945.; Barley, 46s. 4d.; and Oats, 345. 8d.
The late turnip crops have also afforded a large supply of both green and other food for the support of theep and cattle stock, during the latter part of the present month, and have been particularly favourable for the lambing ewes in many situations.
The unulual fineness of the season, through most of the monthi, has afforded a fine opportunity of putting in spring crops in coinplete perfection, and great breadths of ground have been already fown with Oats, spring Wheats, and other spring crops, in the best posGble date of preparation.
Great breadths of early Potatoes have likewise been set in fome diftricts in the early part of the month. "The weather has likewise been extremely favourable for the making of new, and repairing the old fences, and much work of this kind has been well accomplied. E.
The bulinels of ploughing was, perhaps, never better performed than in the present reason, the land having broken up remarkably well.
The Tup ftock, as well as that of Cattle, have done hitherto extremely well: the Ewes have lambed down very well, in a vast number of instances, double lambs baving been produced.
The uncommon warmth and fineness of the month have, in various cases, bronght the Fruit-grees into much too forward a state, to expect any very great produce of fruit from them.
The sales of both lat and lean stock frem rather brikker.-In Smithfield market, Beef fetches from 45. Od. to 53. 6d. per ftone of 816.; Mutton, from ds. 8d. to 5s. 100. ; and Pork, from 6s. to 7s.
In the above market, Hay fetches from 6l. 6s. to 61. 10s. per load ; Clover, from 71. to 71. 7.; and Straw, from 21, to 21. 5s.
NATURALIST'S MONTHLY REPORT.
The rivers swell
A thousand snow-fed torrents shoot at once.
mendous as during the present season. They have been known higher, but by no means of such long continuance. Some houses have had the water covering the rooms on the ground Hoor, for near a month, without intermission; and it was not till about che 15th of February, that it began at all to subside. On the 12th, and 14th, we had some heavy hail sturms, aic. companied with violent gusts of wind. On the batter day, I heard several distant claps of thunder. About the 21st the weather became settled, and continuco so, with a few occasional showers, to the end of the month.
February 1. Gardon neag begin to shoot out of the gropnd.
February 2. A small sycamore tree in a garden is now in full leaf. This is a singular circumstance, as the same trec has not been removed since its leafing last year, which was at che usual time.
February 13. A skate's egg, containing a live young one, was this day picked up on the scashore.
On sunny banks in the fields the pilewort (Ranunculus fraria) is in flower : and in the car. dens, snow.drops, crocuses, mezerium, and hepaticas. Daffodils, narcissusce, and hyacinths, are Beginning to shoot up their lower buds.
February 19, We have indications of the reviving year from insects as well as plants. Several species of primus begin to come abroad, the lady cow (coccinells tywem punctata) and some of the kinds of cicada. l'have not yet beard the death-watch, (prinus tatellatu): in the courte, borcuar, or a week or een days bese insects, I expect, will coma.cncs their bearing.