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* In the afternoon there was a remarkable storm of rain and sleet, which covered every thing with ice.
The Average Prices of Navigable Canal Shares, Dock Stock, and Fire Office Shares, in Jan. 1809, at the Office of Mr. Scott, 28, New Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London.
Grand Junction, £128 to £130, extra div. of £2 nett for the last half year.--Neath Canal, in Glamorganshire, £230 to £234, dividing £15 per share per annum.-Monmouthshire, £107 10s. dividing £5 per share per annum, nett.Wilts and Berks, £28 per share.-Kennet and Avon, £4 premium on £20 shares.--Ashby de la Zouch, £21.-West-India Dock Stock, at £164 per cent ex. div. of £5 per cent. nett for the last half year.-East-Indra Dock, £125 10s. per cent. --London Dock, £117 per cent. ex. div. of 21 per cent. nett for half a year.-Commercial Road, £114 10s. per cent. ex. div. of £2 105. nett for the half year,-Globe Insurance, £111 to 1114, ex. div. of £3 per share nett for half a year.
Riga, Revel, Narva, or Petersburgh.. Brazil and South America ...
Carron, Leith, Perth, Aberdeen,}
Cape G. H. or St. Helena (Comp. ships).. Liverpool, Bristol, &c. to Dublin, Waterford, or Cork..
Jamaica or Leeward islands
6 gs. ret. 31.
5 gs. ret.. 50$.
8 gs.ret. 41:
Un. States of America (Brit. ships) 10gs. ret 52: Ditto........ (American ships)...
Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Sc.
Lisbon or Oporto......
4gs. ret. 21.
Sgs. ret. 4/
United States of America(Brit. ships) 10gs. ret. 57%
8 gs. ret. 41.
Liverpool or Chester
&c... Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Newry, BelBelfast, and Londonderry... Limerick, Galway, or Sligo...... 3 gs. Portsm. Spith. Poole, or Isle of Wight.. 14 gs. Weymouth, Exeter, Dartm. or Plym..... 2 gs. Bristol, Wales, Chester, Liverp. Whith, 3 gs. Yarmouth, Lynn, Hull, Newcastle, &c... 14 gs. Alderney, Guernsey or Jersey... Inverness, Shetland, Orkney Islands..... Tonningen (neutrals)... Gottenburg, Christiana, &c. Musquito shore, Honduras, &c. 12 gs. ret. 61. Newfoundland, Coast of Labradore.. 8 gs. ret. 47.
8gs. ret. 41.
The Baltic to Yarmouth, Hull, &e..... Bristol, Lancast. Dublin, &c.
Poole and Dartm.-Exeter and Plym. to Newfoundland.....
Newfoundland to Jamaica, and Leeward 25gs:
To Lisbon or Oporto..
10gs. ret. st To any one port in the U. Kingdom 8gs. ret. 41: Jamaica to U. States of America.... 10gs. To Quebec, Montreal, Newfoundland, &c. 10gs. To any one port in the Unit. Kingd... 10gs. ret 57. Windw. and Leew. Isl. to Un. States of Am. 12gs. 1255. East Indies to London...
105 0 0 30 0 29 5 0
4 10 0
5 15 0
3 13 0
4 10 0
0 4 3
0 6 6
0 5 3 16
7 10 0
Silk, thrown, Italian-lb.
2 19 0
3 15 0
1 5 0
Flax, Riga..... ton 137 0 0 Ditto Petersburgh
0 14 0
Galls, Turkey.... cyt. 6 17. 6 Geneva, Hollands. gal. 1 2 6
7 0 0
0 0 15 3
13 0 0 0
Gum Arabic, Turkey,cwt.
Ditto Russia, white
Tar, Stockholm-bar. 2-10 0
Tin in blockscwt.
Hemp, Riga........ton125 0
Indigo, Caracca .... lb. 0 5 3 Ditto East-India
Iron, British, bars, ton 18
Whale-fins (Greenland) ton 38 0 0
Wine, Red port -pipe 96 0
87 0 0
80 0 0 120 0
Ditto Calcavella →→→
Ditra Claret-hogs. 70 0
-lb. 0 4
N.B. In the 3 per ct. consols the highest and lowest price of each day
the highest only.
given; in the other stocks
Daily Prices of STOCKS, from 20th DECEMBER, 1808, to 20th JANUARY, 1809.
3 p. Cent.
623 p55 0 of 664
$99 0 0
7 11 p21 19.0 65
are 53 sail of the line, 10 fifties, and 59 frigates in ordinary, and repairing for service. which 86 are at sea), 21 fifties, 184 frigates, 186 sloops, and 294 smaller vessels. There The Navy return, corrected to January 1, 1809, comprises 149 sail of the line (of
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FOR MARCH, 1809.
NAVIGATION, TRADE, IMPORTS, AND EXPORTS, OF SCOTLAND. Considerations on the Trade and Commerce
of Great Britain, the Effect of the Warehousing System, &c. also, Tables of the Navigation, Shipping, &c. of Great Britain, for Six Years, ending January,
[Continued from page 638.]
The article which we submitted, not long ago, to our readers, on the state of the trade, or rather the commerce, of this country, has met with an extremely favourable reception. It has, also, been reprinted in various forms by several of the provincial newspapers; as well in Ireland, as in Great Britain. Some of them have honestly acknowledged the source from whence they derived their information: others, have been silent, and have not so much as mentioned the LITERARY PANORAMA, notwithstanding the most important article of their journal was borrowed from it. Such incivility formerly excited, our indignation; but we now derive some satisfaction from the consideration that the public is instructed, though the source of that instruction be out of sight.
That paper principally stated the increased import and export of England: the commerce of Scotland, however, is every way deserving our attention; and we hope to be able to communicate information equally satisfactory on the commerce of Ireland; as the materials for that purpose have been some time in a state of forwardness.
It must be noticed, that Scotland imports much more in proportion to EngVOL. V. Lis. Pan. March 1809.]
land, than she exports, of foreign commodities; which is by no means surprising, when we consider the immense quantities of merchandize of all kinds, sent from the ports of London, Bristol, and Liverpool to our islands and settlements abroad. London is, also, the centre of the India trade; and whatever is brought from that country with a view to exportation, adds to the mass of goods sent abroad from England; for which neither Scotland nor Ireland has any equivalent. We incline, therefore, rather to infer from the documents on this subject, the increase of foreign articles consumed in Scotland; and thereby to judge on the inclinations prevailing among the people.
We must own, notwithstanding, that on the article COFFEE our skill is baffled to account for an exportation exceeding the importation, during the years 1800, 1801, and 1802.
The quantity imported in 1800 was 9,203 cwt; the export was 13,099 cwt; and if it be thought, as it might be, that the difference was what had remained on hand of the former year, yet we know not how to admit that such difference could influence the relative quantities of the following years. In 1801, the import was 10,145 cwt.: the export was 12,615 cwt. In 1802 the import was 13.058 cwt: the export was 13,812 cwt. We know, from our own experience, that coffee was an article of the breakfast table in Scotland during this period, yet these returns shew no sign of that fact. We must not, however, quit this article without remarking the great increase of the commerce in it; for in 1790 the quantity imported was only 294 cwt; of which were exported 125 cwt. whereas, the latter quantities, we see, amount to thousands of cwts. Undoubtedly, many of the Scottish ports are well situated for a run to the continent; and the way thither is well known to the Scottish mariners.
HEMP was imported in 1790, to the amount of 41,463 cwt. In 1792 it was 44,877 cwt. In 1799 it was 76,697 cwt. In 1802 it was 71,550 cwt. the exportation being only 868 cwt. In what was this additional quantity employed? Most likely, in weaving wings for vessels to waft the increased commerce of the country over the ocean.
IRON has stood at about 5,000 tons du ring the whole period from 1790 to 1802. GERMAN LINENS, plain, have been exported in much the same quantities as imported; which sufficiently proves that the North Britons are content with their own manufacture. The quantity imported in 1790 was 691 cwt; the export was 455 cwt. In 1791 the import was 911 cwt; the export 819. In 1801 the import was 964 cwt. the export 1,181 cwt. In 1802 the import was 1,825 cwt, the export 1,239 cwt. This demonstrates in crease of commerce; since the article is not kept at home.
Like the southern parts of the island Scotland does not produce increase of food in proportion to its increase of inhabitants, if we may judge by its importation of RICE, which in 1790 was 2,760 cwt; in 1792 it was 554 cwt. but in 1800 was 10,732 cwt; and in 1801 was 20,428 cwt. This extraordinary quantity appears to be an unfavourable symptom: unless we can suppose, that this description of food, had become more favourite among the people.
This does not augur well for morals, whatever it may for trade will it have no effect on the mental and physical constitution of the people?
SUGAR has partaken of the same facilities for continental intercourse, as we remarked in respect to coffee. The import in 1790 was 135,371 cwt. In 1801 it was 324,221 cwt, in 1802 it was 308,693 cwt: the export in 1790 was 54,744 cwt. in 1802 it was 131,730 cwt. This was sugar in its raw state.
We shall mention but one article more, COTTON WOOL: the import of which, in 1790, was 2,867,462lbs: in 1791 it was 3,115,946 lbs: in 1792 it was 3,425,465 ibs: in 1799 it was 4,852,622lbs: in 1800 it was 6,027,049lbs: in 1801 it was 8,210,354lbs. and in 1802 it was 10,580.981lbs. This gradual, steady, and progressive increase deserves notice, for the highest exportation is but 91,470lbs.
in 1802: the remainder therefore, must have been worked up into manufac tured goods in the country: and if so, can it be supposed that the workmen have been standing idle, or that the artifi cers willing to work, and diligent when at work, have been from nécessity unemployed ?
It may be said, and truly, that the more we import from foreign parts, the more dependent we are upon them: if they do not supply us, we are without resource: if they withhold their bounty, we must intreat their pity. But we have had We confess, that we have seen with repeated occasion to insist that commerce regret the quantities of Whiskey drank as is mutual: if A. will not take of B, B. ordinary beverage in Scotland; being will not take of A; and thus each party is well convinced that it must be detrimen in the same situation as before the relatal to health. With equal concern we tions of amity and intercourse were estaobserve, that the importation of BRANDY blished between them. We most ceris raised from 21,000 gallons in 1792 to tainly do pot desire that the sugar islands 34,678 gallons in 1801; and from should be sunk to the bottom of the sea; 25,081 gallons in 1792, to 87,129 gallons but, if it were asked, how did the English i 1802 [no export.] Aud this, while contrive to set out a breakfast before sugar the import of GENEVA also, has mounted was imported, we might gravely state their from 26,544 gallons in 1791, and 50,000 recourse to the jug of brown ale, with gallons in 1792, to 495,169 gallons in a toast in it; and the experiments they 1501, and 180591 gallons in 1802 - tried on the virtues of beef:- Yet, were [little export,] RUM also, which in these English bull dogs, the dread of the 1790 was 266,527 gallons; and in 1791, wine-drinking French and Spaniards. Let was 354,220 gallons, in 1801 was 674,553 that stand in proof of their valour; and gallons, and in 1802 was 1,005,657 gal- as to their wit, though we dare not conIons. There was however some export trovert the affirmation of the couragecas of this in 1801 it was 117,714 gallons; Sir Andrew Aguecheek, that his wit and in 1902 it was 403,229. The diffe- had been injured by his eating of beet, rence, no doubt, was home consumption. | yet we believe that late generations have