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lately cut through a complete cemetery, in of the late Capt. George B. R. N. and uncle
Golden Lion Inn.
place, vicar of Roch, and prebendary of St. At a meeting of the gentry, clergy, and David's : a njan of most unaffected piety and freeholders of the county of Anglesea, held true Christian benevolence. at Beaumariş, it was resolved to petition the At Llangharne, Carmasthenshire, Capt. House of Commons, for leave to take the Morgan Llangharne, R.N. necessary measures for erecting a bridge across Ac Penally-Court, Pembrokeshire, the the Straits of Menai, a plan that promises Rev. Thomas Row, rector of Yerbeaston, much public benefit.
and Loveston. Murried ] At Tregaron, James Rabone,
NORTH BRITAIN. esq. of Stratford uponi Avon, Warwickshire, Some ancient silver medals were a few to Niss Jones, eldest daughter of John J. esq. days since found in the peat-earth cast out of of Pennybout.
the bottom of a deep moss ditch at CrossRees Williams, esq. of Llwyncelyn, Car- woodbill, the property of Andrew Steele, marthenshire, to Mrs. Baker, of Landovery. esq. writer to the signet, in the parish of
At Voylas Chapel, Denbighshire, Hugh Westcalder, in the county of Edinburgh : Jones, esq. of Havodre Ucha, to Miss Roberts, they are in great preservation. It is proof Havodre Issa.
bable, as there was a Roman camp in the At Llaniestyn, the Rev. John Kyffin, neighbourhood, that these coins had belonged vicar of Bangor Cathedral, to Miss Ann to some Roman officers stationed there Owen, second daughter of the Rev. Edward perhaps in the time of the emperor Marcus 0. rector of Llaniestyn.
Aurelius Antoninus, as one of the medals Died.] At Llanelly, William Yalden, bears his name, and others have the names
of the empress Faustina, his wife, and of his At Robson Hall, Pembrokeshire, the predecessors Domitian, Trajan, Adrian, and infant son of Charles Phillips, esq.
Pius. From the circumstances in which At Bodlewyddan, near St. Asaph, the seat these coins were found, it is probable they of Sir John Williams, bart. Mrs. Williams, were dropped on the surface of the ground relict of Hugh W. esq. of Tyfry, Anglesea, upwards of 1600 years ago. That the ground and mother of Lady Williams.
was then covered with growing wood is obAt Skynlass, Breconshire, Thomas Beayan, vious, from the branches of birch-trees that esq.
have still their form and bark entire, in which At Gravel Hill, near Llansainiffraid, Mrs. the coins were enveloped. Even the peat Griffiths, relict of the late G. esq. of bóg into which this wood is now converted Çrew Green, and sister of the late Thomas (the Romans, while in possession of this Simcocks, esq. of Bronhyddon, Montgomery, country, having cominonly burnt down or shire.
otherwise destroyed the woods) still bears the At Bod Fộr, John Lewis, esq. of that place, name of Cobinshaw, i. e. the herd's wood. and of the Hermitage, Beaumaris, aged 70; The medals were lying five feet beneath the senior meiuber of that corporation, and a present surface, and the solid peat-earth magistrate for the county. By his death, formed above the remains of the wood, and the branch of Llanvihangel from Llowarch ap composed of half-decayed sphagnum, and Bran, Lord of Cwmmwd Menai, is extinct in other moss plants, must have taken all the the male line; in the female, the represen- above-mentioned number of years to increase tation is in John Hampton, esq. of Henllys, five feet in thickness, his sister's son.
In digging a foundation for rebuilding one At Denbigh, in the 71st year of his age, of the oldest houses in Dunfermline, a few Mr. Thomas Edwards, (alias “ Twm o'r weeks ago, the workmen came upon a wooden Nant” and “ Cambrian Shakespeare's the box, filled with small silver coins.
As it oldest and most celebrated Welsh bard of the was early in the morning, and no one was present age.
present who knew their value, they foolishly At Milford, Thomas Gibbon Shawe, esq. threw them out amongst the rubbish, and -Mr. Wm. Yawkins, commander of the they were picked up by the by-standers. It Berwickshire packet.
appears that there were about 500 in all, Ac Cyfartha, Glamorganshire, Richard. The proprietor, John Wilson, esq. of Tranay, Crawshay, esq. 71. He was one of the most has recovered 176 of them. They are mostly eminent and wealthy iron-founders in the of Edward I. of England, and a few of Robert kingdom.
Bruce of Scotland; but the most rare arç Atlwyngwair, George Bowen, esq. father three of Alexander I. of Scotland,
As some workmen were lately employed At Aberdeen, in the 69th year of his age, in removing what is commonly in that coun. Mr. James Chalmers, printer to the city and try called a Cairn of Stones, lying in an university, and printer and proprietor of the iuclosure called "the Deer's Park," on the Ab-rdeen Journal, which he conducted estate of Balgonie, belonging to the Earl of with uncommon ability, and steady and loyal Leven, for the purpose of making a road consistency of principle for the long space of betwixt Markinch and Miilown, Balgonie, forty six years. Few men have departed life they dug up two earthern urns, full of hu- in the city of Aberdeen with more unfeigned man bones, in a calcined state, as white as if regret by a most numerous and highly-re. they hai newly suffered the action of the spectable circle of friends, to whom he was fire. One of the urns (the largest) was of a endeared by the best virtues that adorn social circular conical shape, two teet deep, and life-inflexible integrity, steady friendship, fiteen feet wide at the mouth. · The other a disposition elevated, humane, and chari. was not exactly of a conical form ; it was table, a ternper unusually cheerful, and a me. somewhat Aattened at the bottom, and was mory rich in anecdote and information, chiefly an octagon, and on every corner there was of the literary kind. His father, who culci. represented a human face, while the other vated his profession for some years in London around the month had Roman characters, but in the printing-office of Mr. Watts, (where he which had suffered so much from the hand has the celebrated Dr. Franklin for his fellow. of Time, as not to be properly known. journeyman,) was afterwards ranked among
Married.] At Edinburgh, Lieutenant-co- the literary printers of his time, and at his lonel Alexander M Gregor Murray, of the death was recorded as a gentleman, " well 6th regiment of foot, to the Lady Charlotte skilled in the learned languages.” His faAnn Sinclair, second daughter of the Earl of ther was the Prev. James C. professor of Caithness.
Divinity in the Marishal College, who died Died.) At Greenock, Lieut. Roderick Mac- in 1744. About the year 1740 his son re. leod, of his Majesty's ship Minotaur. He was turned from London, and in 1746 established raised to his rank from a private station, as the Aberdeen journal, at the close of the the reward of his merit.
memorable Rebellion, during wbich he was a At Queensferry, in the 91st year of his considerable sufierer from his attachment to age, Mr. M.Ballam, surgeon. The early the House of Hanover. His son, the subject part of his life was spent in the service of his of this article, was born in March 1742, and, country. At
the unsuccessful attack on after a classical and academical education at Carthagena, in the year 1741, he was landed Marishal College, removed to London, and to do duty as an assistant-surgeon to the improved himself in the typographical art, troops, along with the celebrated Dr. Smollett, both there and at Cambride, until September then also an assistant naval suryeon, of whom 1761, when the death of his father put him he always spoke in terms of high esteem. in possession of the establishment in his na.
At Edinburgh, the Rev. David Savile. tive city. Although now engaged in a busi
In the parish oi Keig, Peter Anderson, ness which afforded but little relaxation, and aged 115 years. He was first married in the with the cares of a numerous family, he found 95th year of his age, and had four children, jeisure to indulge his love of literature by three of whom, with their mother, are now that extensive course of reading which ren. alive. He retained his mental faculties, and dered him a valuable member of the literary even his bodily strength, till within a short societies of the place. With many of the time of his death, and was a very tall, straight, professors of both Colleges; and particularly stout, well-made man; his acquaintances ob. with the late Drs. Campbell, Gerard, and serving, that they knew no difference in his Beactie, he formed an intimacy which death appearance for the last sixty years. He only dissolved. Had he been able to devote gained his livelihood chiefly as a travelling more time to study, it was universally thought chapman: old books were biş staple com. , by all who knew him, that he might have ex. modity.
celled in any branch of polite literature. As In Old Aberdeen, in the 81st year of his man of business he was more generally age, James Clark, esq. of Tillycorthy. Be- known for his unvaried integrity, industry; sides considerable sums to his relations, he and punctuality, whichi recommended him to bequeathed 5001. as a fund for the annual the confidence and friendship of men of the purchase of coals to the poor of Old Aber- highest rank and superior attainments. In deen, 1001. to the Infirmary, 1001 to the 1769, he married Miss Margaret Douglas, Lunatic Asylum, and 1001. to the poor youngest daughter of Mr. David D. of LonHouse of Aberdeen.
don, by whom he has left four sons and sic At Edinburgh, Mr. David Herd, writer, daughters. 78. He was a most accurate investigator of
DEATH ABROAD. Scottish literature and antiquities, and en. Mr. John Clarendon Smith, a young lands. joyed the friendship or acquaintance of nearly cape painter and engraver, of considerable all the eminent artists and men of letters talent and first-rate promise, died a short time who have fourished in Edinburgh during the since, on his passage from the island of Madeira, last fifty years.
where die were for the recovery of his health.
MIONTIILY AGRICULTURAL REPORT., THE continued rains which fell during the close of the last, and beginning of the present,
month, have not proved injurious to the grain crops. They look well in most places, and the harvest will, without doubt, turn out much better than was supposed. The wheat in many of the southern counties, has been already secured, and found to prove well.
All the other sorts of crops are coming on fast for the sickle ; and both barley and oats have been reaped in several places, to a considerable extent. The harvest will immediately be general in most parts of the kingdom.
The potatoes have been everywhere greatly insproved by the rains in the beginning of last month, and will now mostly prove good crops.
The turnips are likewise everywhere in the most promising state, the rains coming exa tremely seasonalle for them, especially those sown at a late period.
The grass in general looks tolerably well, and in some places there will be found crops of aftergrass.
The prices of grain continue pretty nearly the same as in our last.-Wheat fetches from 60s. to 100s. per quarter; Superfine dicto, 118s. to 122s. ; Rye, 38s. to 44s. ; Barley, 30s. to 42s. ; Oats, 205. to 30s.
Both fat and lean stock still keep up to their former prioes.-Beef fetches from 4s. 4d. to 5s. 5d. per stone of 81b.; Mutton, 4s. 80. to 5s. 8.; Veal, 4s. 8d. to 55. 8d.; Pork, 5s. 80. to 65. 8d. ; Lamb, 55. to 6s.
Hay and straw were sold as follow in the last market.—Hay fetches from 61. Os. to 101. 03. ; Straw, 21. 10s, to 31. Os.
MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. BRITISH TRADE AND MANUFACTURES.-Although the distresses which have of late
prevailed in the mercantile world are not quite terninated, yet, we are happy to state, that they have in a great degree subsided. Many of the embarrassments were of a merely temporary nature, and several persons, whose entire failure would have involved numbers of the middling and lower orders of society in ruin, have given their creditors full proof of their ability to discharge all demands ultimately; and, in consequence, have obtained time for the fulfilment of their engagements, and been permitted to pursue their various occupations. We understand that meetings have been held at Exeter, and other places in the west of England, at which a number of banking-houses made frank and unreserved displays of the state of their property, by which it was satisfactorily shewn that they were possessed of funds fully adequate to meet the present juncture. The consequence has been a general restoration of confidence in that wealthy and populous part of the kingdom.
The manufac. turers of Manchester have been considerable sufferers by the failures of the London houses i and we are sorry to lcarn that trade is in a more stagnant state there than it has been for several years past. The woollen manufactures of Yorkshire have been somewhat revived by the renewal of our intercourse with America: the total quantity of cloths made in that extensive county during the year ending March 25, 1810, amounted to 15,777,305 yards; being an increase above the preceding year of 1,447,833 yards. In a former report we jioticed the disgraceful manner in which French privateers are suffered to interrupt our inaritime commerce on the very coasts of Great Britain, and we are now once more under the painful necessity of recurring to the subject. That we have some cause to complain of the inattention which the legislature evinces on this point, the following fact will clearly demonstrate :-On Sunday the 16th of last month, several ships were captured by French privateers within a few miles of the North Foreland, although, shamefol to relate, there were three gun-brigs at the time lying in Margate Roads, which never attempted either to intero supt the proceedings of the marauders, or to protect their own shipping! We trust the suggestion which we mean to convey by this statement will not be disregarded.
EAST INDIES AND CHINA.-From the east there have been no arrivals of importance since our last. The prices of goods are as follow:--Tea: bohea, 13., 8d. to 2s. 1d. ; single and twankay, 3s. 6d. to 3s. 9d.; congou, 3s. 3d. to 3s. 8d. ; souchong, Ss, 7d. to 4s. 6d. ; pekoe, 4s. to 4s. 9d. and fine hyson, 5s. 10d. and upwards, per lb. Sugar, 31. 155. to 41. 16s. per cut. Hemp, 501. to 601. per ton. Indigo, according to color, 6$. to 13s. 9d. ; cotton, 15. 3d. to 1s. 68.; cochineal, 6s. to 8s. per lh. Ginger, 31. 12s. to 41. 25.; madder roots, (a good article,} 51.'10s. to 61. per cwt. Opium, is. 3. to 1s. 4d. ; Janibee pepper, 9.2.1 to 1011.; Billapatam ditto, 9 d. to 10d. per lb. Messrs. Bowden and Tuclier lately sold by auction, on account of the Company, 29 chests of camphire from 241. 55. to 251. per cwt.
WEST INDIE5.-The market prices of West India produce have been rather higher within the last month than we had reason to expect they would, and the sales more brisk. Fine coffee fetches from 51, to pl. 128. ; good ditto, from 41. 10s. to 5l. ; middling dittag from 41. to 41. 10s; and ordinary ditto, from 31. 55. to 41 ; Antigua, Barbadoes, and St. Lucia sugar, 31. 14s. to 4 guineas; Dominica, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kit's, and St. Vincent's, 31. 15s. to 41. 6s. ; Tobago, Demerary, Trinidad, and Grenada, 31. 135. to 41. 35. ; and Jamaica, 31. 14s. to 41. 53. per cwt. The sales of rum are very limited, and the prices stationary. The quotations for Jamaica are from 4s. 4d. to 45. 6d. and Leeward Islands, from 3s. 10d. to 4s. 6d. per gallon. Dye-woods are in good request, and the following prices are easily obtained
; for chipt Jamaica logwood 301. to 321. ; for Jamaica fustick 201. 10s. to 20 guineas, and for Cuba ditto 241. to 261. per ton. White Jamaica ginger fetches from 41 15s. to 81. ; black ditto, from 31. 163. to 41 ; and Barbadoes from 41. to 41. 55. per cwc. Cotton goes off pretty fively both in the London and Liverpool markets. Jaruaica brings 1s. 5d. to is. 60. ; Tobago, 1s. 6d. to 1s. 9d.; Grenada, 1s. 7d. to 1s. 101,4.; and Berbice, 15. 7 d. to 15. 9d. per lb.
NORTH AMERICA.-We can now congratulate our readers upon the intercourse between this continent and the mother country being as completely re-established as we could wish, Liverpool is daily clearing out vessels for the United States, and London does not fail to furnish its quota. North American commodities are far from being dull of sale, the prices of the principal articles are :-Georgia colton wool, 1s. 22. to 2s ; and New Orleans dictu, 1s. 3d. to 1s. 6d. per lb. Oak, 141. to 181. 103. ; ditto plank, 11l. 10s. to 151.; pine, 71. 10s, to 81. 128. and 11l. 10s. to 151. 10s. per last. Tar, 11. 55. to 11. 103. per barrel. Pitch, 135.; black rosin, 10s. to 12s. ; and yellow ditto, 135. to 15s. per cwt.
SOUTH AMERICA.—The Court of Rio de Janeiro has published the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, between his Britannic Majesty and the Prince Regenc of Portugal. In virtue of this treaty, the goods, merchandize, and manufactures, of Great Britain, are to be admitted into the Portuguese ports in Europe, America, Asia, and Africa, on paying an ad valorem duty of 15 per cent. The treaty is, however, subject to our principle of colonial policy, and hence the following articles, the produce of Brazil, are excluded frong the markets of the British dominions, such as sugar, coffee, and other commodities similar to the produce of the British colonies; but they may be received and warehoused in the British ports appointed by law to be warehousing ports for those articles, for the purpose of re-exportation. The Prince Regent of Portugal reserves to himself the right of imposing heavy, and even prohibitory duties, on all articles of British East and West India produce. All trade with the Portuguese possessions on the east coast of Africa which may have been fornjerly allowed to British subjects, is confirmed. Of course this does not extend to slavetrading. The principle of the Methuen treaty, respecting the wines of Portugal, and the woollens of Great Britain, remains unaltered. Saint Catherine's is declared a free porta The treaty may be revised at the end of fiftcen years.
FRANCE.--The following is an account of the terins upon which the French government is disposed to allow a commercial intercourse, by means of neutral vessels, with this couniry. * The licences will be granted but for such ports as are already pointed out. The licence will remain in force for six months, but shall be submitted each voyage to the inspection of the Blinister of Marine, with a declaration of the Master of what he has done, and the occurrences of the voyage. The licence shall be delivered gratuitously.
“The outward cargoes must consist of wine and French brandies to the amount of onesixth of che tonnage of the vessel, (to be ascertained by the tonnage on which she pays her duties,) and the remaining five-sixths to consist, at the discretion of the slippers, of wine, brandy, gum, herbs, seed, fruits, and the product of French manufactures, and salt, of which the exportation may not be prohibited by the regulations of the customs.
“The import cargoes shall consist of timber, hemp, raw materials, iron, bark, drugs, sice, Russia tallow, wax, linseed, fish-oil, pitch, tar, potatoes, shumack, dollars, lead, minium, tin, white lead, arsenic, dried hydes in the hair, wainscot, and boards."
We understand that our government objects to the above terms, because neither Britisha manufactures, aor colonial produce, are included in it.
P.S. We have been obliged to omit several articles of minor importance in this month's report, owing to the length of the foregoing documents, which did not admit or the slightest curtailmenti those articles, however, shall obtain insertion next month.
Current Prices of Shares in Docks, Navigable Canais, Bridges, Ruads, Water Works, Insti. tutions, and Fire and Life Insurance Offices, at the Office of Messrs. Wolfe and Co. No.9, 'Chanye Alley, Cornbill, 21st August, 1810.-Grand Junction Canal, 2811. per share. Leicester and Northamptonshire Union ditto, 115l. ditto.--Grand Union ditto, 61. per share, premium.-Wilts and Berks ditto, 581. per share.--Kennet and Avon ditto, 441, ditto. Than.es and Medway ditto, 311. per share, premium.-Croydon dirto, 411. per share. Grand Surry ditto, 761. ditto.-Huddersgeld ditto, 401. ditto. -Rochdale dillo, 511. ditto. Lancaster ditto, 281. 10s. ditto.Ellesmere ditto, 751. dicto - - Worcester and Birminghain, 51. to bl. per share premium.-London Dock Stock, 125). per cent.-West India ditto, 1661. dittu. East India ditto, 1331. ditio - Commercial ditto, 861. per share premiuni.--Sirand Bridge, 31. to 5l. per share discount.- Vauxhall Bridge, 51. tn 61. ditto.-Commercial Road, 351. per share, premium.-East India Branch of the Commercial ditto, ib. dicto.-- Greae
Darese Dover-street ditto, 81. ditto.-Highgate Archway ditto, 91. 10s. to 101. ditto.-East London Water Works, 2201. per share.-- West Middlesex ditto, (new shares,j 501. premium.-South London ditco, 27k. diito, -York Buildings dicto, 501. ditto. -Kent ditto, 411. ditto.---Col. chester ditto, 481. ditto. -Holloway ditto, 31. ditto.- London Institution, 801. per share.. Surry ditto, 101. per share, discount.-Russel ditto, par.- Auction Mart diero, 751, per share, premjum. Globe Insurance Office, 1271. per share. -Imperial ditto, 761. ditto. - Albion ditto, 601. ditto.-Eagle ditto, 10s. per share discount.-Hope ditto, 10s. ditto.--Atlas ditto, 10s. ditto.- Rock ditto, 21s. per share, premium.
The average prices of Navigable Canal Property, Dock Stock, Fire-office Shares, &c. in August, 1810, (to the 25th) at the Office of Mr. Scott, 28, New Bridge-street, London, Trent and Mersey or Grand I'runk Canal, dividing 401. per share clear per annum, 10751. -Coventry, dividing 281. per share, 0801. to 7071. 10s. -Grand Junction, 2701. to 4 861.Monmouthshire, 31. per share half yearly, 1351. to 138).-Stourbridge, 2461.-Leeds and Liverpool, 1861. 10s.--Kennet and Avon, 431. 105. 441.- Wilts and Berks, 581 591.-Hudo dersfield, 391. 10s.-Grand Union, 41. 15s. premium. --Bath and Bristol Extension, 61. 155. to 71. ditto -Ellesmere, 761.-West India Dock Stock, 1661.---East India Dock, 1361.---London Dock, 1261.-Globe Assurance, 1281. -Thames and Medway, 531. premium - Ashby.de-laZouch, 22}. 10s.---Imperial Assurance, 761.-Atlas Assurances par.East London Water Works, 2181.-West Middlesex, 143.--Vauxhall Bridge, 51. per cent. discount.
NATURALIST'S MONTHLY REPORT.
Prostrates the waving treasure at his feet.
a considerable fall of rain, by which the corn crops have been surprisingly recovered. Those few farmers who ploughed in their wheat at the beginning of the spring, have now season to lament their rashness; since, even in the least promising fields, the crops wilt prove on the whole by no meang untavorable.
On the 3d of the month we had strong gales of wind from the south, south-west, and west; and on the following day from the north-west: on the 12th and 13th, we had the same from southwest; and on the 27th, from the south.
We had rain on the 1st, 3d, 4ch, 8th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 26th, 27th, and partially on several other days. In the afternoon of the 21st there was a sharp hail storm. There were thunder storms on the 1st, 8th, and 14th. The lightning on the morning of the 8th, set fire to a farm-house, and burnt it to the ground.
July 1. Garden beans are more than usually pestered with aphides, or plant-lice. Some of the crops are nearly black with them, and have been so much checked in their growth that the pods are scarcely formed. The larvæ or grubs of the seven-spotted or common lady-bug (coccinella septem-punctata,) which devour great quantities of them, are also numerous.
A privet hawk moth (Sphinx ligustri,) of unusually large size, issued this day from the earth of a breeding-box, in which its caterpillar, in the autumn of last year, had changed into a chrysalid staze. The following plants are now in flower: Wild teasel, (dipsacus fullonum.) Yellow willow-herb, (Lysimachia vulgaris.) Purple-flowered or bog pimpernell, (aragallis tenella.) Bird's foot clover, (lotus corniculatus.) Hare's foot trefoil, (trifolium arvense.) Common rest barrow, (ononis arvensis.) Common self-heal, (prunella vulgaris.) And wild parsnep, (partinaca sativa).
July 7. The wheat is looking remarkably well; and the barley which had been kept back by the late dry weather, is now nearly all in ear. A large species of ants fly about the sandy fields and dry banks.
A tortoise-shell butterfly (papilio polychloros), the chrysalis of which was forme ed on the 5th of June, came this day to life; and on the following day a peacock butterfly (papilio io), the chrysalis of which had been formed on the 10th of June.
july 14. The caterpillar of a drinker moth (bombyx potatorius of Haworth,) began this day to spin its nidus. It will continue in a chrysalid state until about the 12th of August.
July 18. The farmers have begun to cut rye.
July 19. I found a great number of the curculio, the larvæ of which feed on the water betony, (viz. curculio scrophulariæ.) They were just issuing from a pupa state. The follicle that is spun by each larva is about the size of a small pea, of an olive brown colour, and semi-transparent. These follicles, to the number of about a hundred and twenty, occupied