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Kept at Edinburgh, in the Observatory, Caltonhill.
N.B. The Observations are made twice every day, at nine o'clock forenoon and four o'clock afternoon. The second Observation, in the afternoon, in the first column, is taken by the Register Thermometer.
The dry weather, which had produced such pernicious effects on the growing crop at the date of our last, continued (with the exception of a shower on the 15th) till the 24th, at which period serious apprehensions were entertained for every thing connected with vegetation. A moderate shower fell on the 24th, and less or more rain fell on each of the ten succeeding days, accompanied with a temperature averaging about 58° Fahrenheit. The depth of rain during that time amounted to two inches ; since our last, to two inches and seven-tenths. As might have been expected, the effects of the rains on the growing crop has been particularly favourable. Wheat had the ear previously formed, and on light lands it was short; but a luxuriance is now communicated to the plant that will insure a well-filled car. Lateral shoots of oats, that began to languish, have acquired fresh vigour ; early varieties are in full ear, and promise well. Barley that was early sown is in many instances rather thin, but shews a fine ear with dark-green foliage. Beans have elongated considerably; and pease are now in full flower, and promise a bulky crop: Potatoes shew healthy spreading foliage; early varieties swell rapidly. Turnips were for the most part sown before the rains, and a fair braird has been obtained; but an unusual number of annual weeds appear in every turnip field. The hay harvest commenced about the last week in June. The crop is light, and the weather has been rather unfavourable for getting it secured. A great breadth still remains in the small cock. The second cutting of clover comes forward boldly, and pastures now afford a full bite. Vegetation is about eighteen days earlier than at this period last year. In the corn market, sales have been rather dull of late, and prices begin to retrograde. A good deal of wheat is still on hand, and indifferent samples are almost unsaleable. In barley there is little doing. Oats continue to command a brisk sale, but prices are looking down; and bonded oats are now sure to meet the current crop in the market by the end of next month. The price of cattle has improved since the rains. Horses are not purchased with the same avidity as in the spring months. Sheep go off well, and wool is ex. pected to rise a little higher in price than last year.
Perthshire, 14th July 1824.
Course of Exchange, London, July 13.- -Amsterdam, 12: 1. Ditto at sight, 11: 18. Rotterdam, 12: 2. Antwerp, 12: 4. Hamburgh, 37: 3. Altona, 37: 4. Paris, 3 days sight, 25: 45. Ditto at sight, 25: 75. Bourdeaux, 25: 75. Frank-forton-the-Maine, 155. Madrid, 361. Cadiz, 35§. Gibraltar, 304. Leghorn, 471. Genoa, 44. Lisbon, 511. Oporto, 50%. Rio Janeiro, 47. Dublin, 94-Cork, 94 cent. Prices of Bullion, oz.-Portugal Gold in coin, £.000.-Foreign Gold in bars, £.3.176.-New Doubloons, £.000.-New Dollars, £.0493.-Silver in bars, Standard, £.050.
Premiums of Insurance at Lloyd's.-Guernsey or Jersey, 10s. 6d.-Cork or Dublin, 10s. 6d. a 12s. 6d.-Belfast, 10s. 6d. a 12s. 6d.-Hambro', 7s. 6d. a 10s. 6d.--Madeira, 20s.-Jamaica, 30s.-Greenland, out and home, 6 gs. a 8 gs.
Weekly Prices of the Public Funds, from June 23, to July 14, 1824.
ALPHABETICAL LIST of ENGLISH BANKRUPTS, announced between the 20th of May and the 20th of June 1824: extracted from the London Gazette.
Ashbon, T. Canton-place, Poplar, underwriter.
Austin, C. Luton, Bedfordshire, banker.
Beale, C. Salisbury, oilman.
Bird, W. Liverpool, merchant.
Bliss, E. Freeman's-court, Cornhill, scrivener.
Castell, J. Blackman-street, Newington, wire-
Caulfield, P. Monkton, Pembrokeshire, auctioneer. Clark, R. and J. Jobling, jun. Trinity-square, coal-factors.
Courteen, R, Size-lane, dealer.
Courthorpe, T. Rotherhithe, boat-builder.
Crooke, W. Burnley, Lancashire, iron-merchant.
Duke, J. Basinghall-street, warehouseman.
Edwards, G. and T. Hoggart, St John's-street,
Edwards, W. Bleinham-street, merchant.
Evans, W. Albany-terrace, Old Kent-road, mer. chant.
Everitt, J. Stamford Baron, horse-dealer. Fairmaner, J. Alfred-mews, Tottenham-court road, horse-dealer.
Fatton, F. Maddox-street, Bond-street, watchmaker.
Finch, R. and J. Ensham, Oxfordshire, glovers.
Gaskell, F. Glossip, Derbyshire, cotton spinner.
Hale, W. Church-street, Spitalfields, cabinet-
Hall, W. Layton's-buildings, Southwark, mer
Halliwell, W. Bunhill-row, hatter.
Harrison, S. New Sleaford, Lincolnshire, mercer. Hiffernan, J. N. Alphington, Devonshire, starchmanufacturer.
Hill, J. Carlisle, mercer.
Hilder, J. Lime-street, victualler.
Hooman, J. Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn-
Humble, J. Manchester, shopkeeper.
Huntriss, W. Northowram, Yorkshire, cotton
Jackson, E. York, goldsmith.
M'Carthy, D. Shadwell, coal-merchant.
Marshman, M. Trowbridge, clothier.
Meybruch, F. Old Cavendish-street, tailor.
Moore, J. Bristol, timber-merchant.
Moore, J. sen. Burnley, Lancashire, cotton-spinner.
Naish, J. Bristol, auctioneer.
Noyes, J. Tooley-street, oilman.
Pacey, T. Lincoln, mariner.
Parke, J. Liverpool, druggist.
Pine, T. and E. Davis, Maidstone, millers.
Pomeroy, R. jun. Brixham, Devonshire, banker.
Raney, J. Whitehaven, banker.
Rawlings, R. and J. Frome Selwood, Somerset-
Roberts, J. Cheltenham, coal-merchant.
Sherwin, J. and J. Drane, Gould-square, Crutched
Sheriff, W. Liverpool, dealer.
Skaife, J. S. Tokenhouse-yard, hatter.
Smith, J. Church-passage, Fenchurch-street, money-scrivener."
Smith, T. Chepstow, cabinet-maker.
Smith, F. B. A. and D. Old Trinity-house, corn
Smyth, T. Exeter, bookseller.
Spofforth, R. jun. Howden, Yorkshire, scrivener.
Todd, E. Charlton, Lancashire, cotton spinner.
Tode, C. P. Regent-street, St James's, watchmaker.
Vankempen, P. Wapping-wall, brewer.
Waterhouse, C. Bridgnorth, druggist.
Wells, T. Union-street, Southwark, hat-manufac
Whitaker, J. St Paul's Church-yard, music-seller.
Willcox, O. Tottenham court-road, butcher.
Wilson, R. Tooley-street, victualler.
ALPHABETICAL LIST of SCOTCH BANKRUPTCIES and DIVIDENDS, announced June 1824; extracted from the Edinburgh Gazette.
Air, William, merchant in Coldstream.
Bell, James, fish-merchant in Perth.
Gutzmer, Anthony Henry, founder, Leith Walk.
Lee & Myers, jewellers, auctioneers, and generalagents in Glasgow.
Liddel, Robert, grocer, brewer, and baker, at Blantyre Toll.
M'Donald, John Hall, merchant in Falkirk. M'Lean, Wm. & Sons, late merchants in Edinburgh.
Paul, William & James, distillers and merchants in Stirling.
Taylor, Patrick, spirit-dealer in Auctermuchty.
Anderson, William, late tanner in Glasgow; by
Knox, John & Sons, cotton-yarn merchants in Glasgow; by D. Cuthbertson, accountant there.
Rae, John, candle-maker in Edinburgh; by W. Sanderson, merchant there.
Ramsay, Smith, Graham, & Co. merchants in
Glasgow; by Robert Blaikie, merchant there. Watt, Thomas, & Co. merchants and warehousemen in Glasgow; by James Aitken, merchant there.
DEATH OF THE RIGHT
It is with feelings of deep regret that we announce the decease of this amiable and distinguished nobleman, who died at his house in London, on Saturday the 19th June, after a protracted illness, which came to a sudden termination.
His Lordship entered in early life into the army, and had the honour of serving for some years in the Tenth, when that regiment was under the command of his present Majesty. He afterwards raised a corps of fencibles, of which he continued in command as long as that description of force was judged necessary for the defence of the kingdom. He likewise represented the borough of Saltash in Parliament for several sessions, during which he was one of the most zealous and disinterested supporters of the principles of Mr
But it is from Lord Macdonald's patriotic labours for the improvement of his vast estates in the Hebrides, that an estimate of his character is to be formed. Convinced that the first step towards improvement is to render a country accessible, his Lordship made, with the assistance of Government, upwards of 100 miles of public road, on his own property, in the islands of Skye and North Uist; subscribed largely towards the formation of roads in districts leading to those islands, and built two handsome piers at Kyle
HON. LORD MACDONALD.
akin and Portree; not only to promote the trade of those villages, but generally as a protection to shipping in a tempestuous sea. As an inducement to himself and his successors to live on their own estates, he began a magnificent castle at Armidale, according to a design by Gillespie, and carried it on so far towards a completion, and embellished it with so much taste, that it is now one of the greatest ornaments of the north. His Lordship's constant endeavours also to improve the manufacture of kelp, and introduce the culture of hemp, to drain the marshes and cultivate wastes, to erect churches, mills, and bridges, and, by every means, to provide food and employment for the lower orders, will cause his memory to be long cherished in the hearts of a grateful population.
While other landowners were banishing the people from their properties, in order to introduce sheep, it was Lord Macdonald's boast, that of a population of 24,000, not a man had been compelled to emigrate from his; and, to add but one remarkable circumstance more to this short sketch, such was his kindness to his tenantry, that, notwithstanding their numbers, and the ge neral distress for the last few years, not one had his goods sequestrated from the time his Lordship came to his estates.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS.
1824. Jan. 7. At Nagpore, the Lady of Andrew Ross, Esq. Assistant-Surgeon 2d battalion 18th regiment, a son.
May 24. In Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, Mrs George Forbes, a daughter.
28. At Stewartfield, Mrs Veitch, a son. At North Berwick, the Lady of Major-Ge neral Dalrymple, a son.
May. 29. At Woolwich, the Lady of Lieutenant William Cochrane Anderson, royal horse artillery, a daughter.
-At Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, the Lady of Captain Aytoun, R. A., a son.
30. At Penchrise, Mrs Pott, a son.
At Forge Lodge, Dumfries-shire, the Lady
of Pulteney Mein, Esq. a daughter.
June 2. At Queen-Street, Edinburgh, the Lady of E. W. H. Schenley, Esq. a daughter.
June5: At Portobello, the Countess of Kintore, a daughter.
-At Grandholm Cottage, the Lady of Lieut.Colonel Lindsay, 78th Highlanders, a daughter.
7. At Craigie manse, Mrs Dr Stirling, a daugh
-At 31, Howe-Street, Edinburgh, the Lady of John Hay, Esq. of the India Company's service, a daughter.
-At Croydon Farm, the Lady of John Dingwall of Brucklay, Esq. a daughter.
9. At Links Place, Leith, Mrs Donaldson, a son. 10. The Lady of Warren Hastings Sands, Esq. W. S. a son.
-Mrs Jolly, 20, Windsor-Street, Edinburgh, a daughter.
11. At Greenhead, Glasgow, the Lady of Capt. T.D. Stewart, of the Bengal cavalry, a son.
12. At Rosebank, the Lady of Kenneth Macleay of Newmore, Esq. a daughter.
13. At Park House, Kent, the Lady of Sir Henry R. Calder, Bart., a son.
16. At Edinburgh, Mrs Borthwick, 83, GeorgeStreet, a son.
17. At Edinburgh, Mrs William Snell, a daugh
20. Mrs Richard Mackenzie, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, a daughter.
-At Park Place, Edinburgh, Mrs Grant, of Congalton, a son and heir.
22. Mrs Cook, Northumberland Street, Edinburgh, a son.
23. At Edinburgh, Mrs Stewart of Glenormis
ton, a son.
-In Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, the Hon. Mrs Duncan, a son.
-In Queen-Street, Edinburgh, the Lady of Captain Henry Ferguson, a daughter.
Lately. At the Upper Lodge, Bushy Park, the Lady of Colonel Fitzclarence, a son.
1823. Dec. 22. At Nusseerabad, at the house of Sir David Ochterlony, Bart. G.C.B. Wm. Seton Charters, Esq. M.D. of the Bengal medical establishment, to Louisa Scott, youngest daughter of the late George Smith, Esq. of Canton.
1824. April 29. At Bridge Town, Barbadoes, William Moffat, Esq. to Miss Emily Woolford, only daughter of J. Woolford, Esq. merchant there.
May 21. At London, the Rev. William Robinson, son of Sir John Robinson, Bart. to the Hon. Susanna Sophia Flower, eldest daughter of Lord Viscount Ashbrook.
-Philip Anglin, Esq. M.D. of the island of Jamaica, to Catharine Margaret, eldest daughter of the late Colonel John Robertson.
25. At Banff, George Craigie, Esq. M.D. of the Bengal medical service, to Jane, only daughter of John Wilson, Esq.
June 1. At París, the Prince Polignac, to Madame le Marquise de Choiseul, widow of the Marquis de Choiseul, and niece to Lord Rancliffe.
-At Burntsfield Place, Edinburgh, William Bowden, Esq. of Hull, to Margaret Sawers, eldest daughter of Archibald Anderson, Esq.
At Bo'ness, Islay Burns, Esq. surveyor of his Majesty's Customs, to Janet, third daughter of the late Andrew Milne, Esq. merchant there.
-At Drumpellier, Lieut. John Hay, R. N. to Marion, eldest daughter of David Carrick Buchanan, Esq. of Drumpellier.
At the house of Andrew Wauchope, Esq. Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, Dr James Kellie, physician in Dunbar, to Mary, second daughter of the late Mr George Wauchope.
2. At Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, David Arthur Davies, Esq. surgeon, Llanally, to Spencer Boyd, eldest daughter of Andrew Sievwright, Esq. merchant, Edinburgh.
7. At Tunbridge Wells, William Thomas Thornton, Esq. to Hannah Isabella Cornelia, eldest daughter of the late Colonel Halket Craigie of Hallhill in the county of Fife.
-Af St George's, Hanover Square, London, the Hon. Captain W. L. Fitzgerald, De Roos, of the 1st regiment of life guards, to Lady Georgiana Lennox, daughter of the Duke of Richmond.
8. At Glasgow, John Graham, Esq. of Nether Glenny, to Isabella, second daughter of James Stiven, Esq. Glasgow.
June 9. At Windsor Street, Leith-Walk, Mr John Connell, merchant, to Miss Elizabeth Johnson.
11. At Warriston Crescent, Edinburgh, David Canning, Esq. surgeon, to Mary Stewart, eldest daughter of John Reid, Esq.
12. At Edinburgh, A. F. Smith, Esq. surgeon, Kirkaldy, to Mary Ann, daughter of James Burn, Esq. manufacturer, Edinburgh.
11. At Glasgow, Robert Mitford Peacock, Esq. eldest son of Robert Peacock, Esq. of Solsgirth House, late of Calthorpe Hall, Yorkshire, to Mary, third daughter of Mr John M'Callum, wine-merchant, Glasgow.
At Glasgow, Mr Thomas Young, merchant, to Catharine, second daughter of Mr John M'Callum, wine merchant, Glasgow.
15. At Paisley, Mr James Allan, jun. merchant, Glasgow, to Janet, second daughter of Thomas Leishman, of Oakshaw, Esq.
-At Pilrig-Street, Edinburgh, Robert Blackie, Esq. to Eliza, daughter of the late Burridge Purvis, Esq. of Glassmount.
At the Haining, Archibald Douglas, Esq. son of Archibald Douglas, Esq. of Adderstone, to Margaret Violetta, daughter of the late Mark Pringle, Esq. of Clifton.
16. At Craighead, Archibald Smith, Esq. merchant, Glasgow, to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas M'Call, Esq. of Craighead
17. At the Collegiate Church, Manchester, Charles Grant, Esq. of Barwood House, near Bury, to Mary Ann, only daughter of Thomas Worthington, Esq. of Sharson Hall, Cheshire.
19. At St George's Church, Hanover Square, London, Captain Fox, son of Lord Holland, to Miss Mary Fitzclarence.
21. At Park Place, Edinburgh, the Right Hon. the Earl of Leven and Melville, to Elizabeth Ann Campbell, second daughter of the Hon. Lord Succoth.
- At Edinburgh, Munro Ross, Esq. of Rosshill, to Grace, youngest daughter of the late John Cuming, Esq.
22. At Glasgow, Thomas Campbell, Esq. to Agnes, second daughter of Kirkman Finlay, Esq. of Castle Toward.
-At Woodhill, Thomas Bannerman, Esq. to Jane, second daughter of George Hogarth, junior, Esq. of Woodhill.
1824. Jan. 12. At Madras, James Waddell, Esq. 19. At Batavia, Henry Band, son of the late Mr Henry Band, merchant in Leith.
March 14. At Montreal, suddenly, of asphyxia, the Rev. T. Hill. This gentleman came to this country last fall from Edinburgh, and being a regularly educated and ordained minister of that body of Christians known by the name of Presbyterians, had been preaching in the church of St Peter's Street in Montreal, ever since, as assistant to the Rev. Mr Easton. After morning ser vice on Sunday, and performing his functions as usual, he returned to his lodgings, and had just seated himself, when he fell on the floor lifeless.
25. At Islington Pen, St Andrew's, Jamaica, at an advanced age, the Hon. James Stewart Custos, and late one of the representatives in the Hon. House of Assembly for that parish; also a Judge in the Supreme Court of Judicature, and AuditorGeneral and Surveyor of the parish revenues.
May 6. At Foveran House, Aberdeenshire, John Robertson, Esq. of Foveran.
15. At Norham, Lieutenant Cornelius Murray, of the 101st regiment, son of the late Daniel Murray, Esq. of Overdurdie and Christianbank, aged thirty-three.
18. At Islington, in his 31st year, the Rev. George Strahan, D.D. Prebendary of Rochester, Rector of Kingsdown, Kent, and Vicar of IslingDr S. was the second of the three sons of the late eminent printer, William Strahan, Esq. M. P. and elder brother to Andrew Strahan, Esq. the present printer to the King, and many years M. P.
19. At Bervic, Dr Robert Napier.
22. At Leith, Mr Alex. Paterson, ironmonger, (late of Stirling.)
-John Parry, Esq. Vice Warden of the Stannaries for Devonshire, and formerly proprietor of the London Courier.
- Mrs Elizabeth Sinclair, relict of the late John