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four hundred thousand francs: of this sum the city of Versailles alone has paid in advance 200,000 francs, and has gauranteed the whole.
War-Office, July 24, 1815.
The Prince Regent as a mark of his approbation of the distinguished bravery and good conduct of the 1st and 2d Life Guards at the battle of Waterloo, on the 18th ultimo, is pleased to declare himself Colonel in chief of both the Regiments of Life Guards.
War-Office, July 25, 1815.
His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, to approve of all the British regiments of cavalry and infantry which were engaged in the battle of Waterloo, being permitted to bear on their colours and appointments, in addition to any other badges or devices that may have heretofore been granted to these regiments, the word "Waterloo," in commemoration of their distinguished services, on the 18th of June, 1815.
Extract of a letter from the illustrious Wellington to a distinguished personage worthy of being trancribed in letters of Gold ;"My heart is broken by the terrible loss Ihave sustained of my old friends and companions and my poor soldiers; and I shall not be satisfied with this battle however glorious, if it does not of itself put an end to Buonaparte's despotic power."
In a letter to Lady Mornington his mother, the Duke of Wellington, says, "Buonaparte did his duty; he fought the battle with infinite skill, perseverance and bravery," "and this," adds the Noble Duke "I do not state from any personal motive of claiming merit to myself, for the victory is to be ascribed to the superior physical force and invincible constancy of British soldiers."
TORBAY, JULY 24.-Arrived this day the Myrmidon and Bellerophon, on board the latter is Napoleon Buonaparte, General Bertrand, his wife, and three children; the Count Monteland, his wife, and one child; Savary, Las Casses, and his son; Gen. L'Allemand, and others, in all about 34.
soon be recalled to the Throne; that Fouche was an ass, and totally unfit for the office assigned to him. He acknowledged that England alone bad ruined all his grand plans, and that but for her he had now been Emperor of the East as well as of the West. He walked on the poop and quarter-deck, conversed with the seamen, and affected great gaiety and unconcern.
A recent marriage among our Princes cousumimated and consecrated in Germany, has occasioned much heart-burning among the Royal Family and much concern among the public: the character of the Lady is not one on which the breath of scandal has never blown: she has had Two husbands; was divorced from one by legal process; from the other by the hand of death
She was a Princess of Salms. There had been a treaty in proposition between her and the Duke of Cambridge, formerly: Her Majesty the Queen then refused her consent, and that treaty was dropped: whether she is better pleased now, may be inferred from the following paragraph.
The Duchess of Cumberland is expected to arrive in this country soon, to be remarried. The Chapel Royal is fitting up for the occasion, and the Prince Regent has confident hopes that he shall be able to reconcile the Queen and the rest of the
Royal Family to the union; in which case a grand matrimonial fête will be given at the Pavillion, Brighton.
The whole corps of Lawyers have given their opinion on the necessity of performing a second marriage in England.
We have received New York Papers to the 18th, and Boston to the 23rd last. The Secretary to the Treasury, mentions, that the amount of the Treasury notes at New York and Boston is so very great, that current money cannot be obtained to pay the holders; they are therefore offered the choice of funding the notes for 6 per cent. stock, at 25 dollars for 103 dollars in stock, or receiving drafts payable in Baltimore or Philadelphia; or new treasury bills funded at 6 per cent. Six per cent. stock at Boston may be pur"ON BOARD THE BELLEROPHON. By chased at the rate of 84 or 85 dollars in some passengers who came in the Bellero- money for 100 dollars of the stock: phon, it appears that Buonaparte was quite the discount on the Government Paper is at his ease on board that ship, and took therefore stated at 12 per cent. The possession of the Captain's cabin, sans ceremonie, invited the Officers of the ship that all taxes and other payments to Secretary has also given public notice, to his table, talked with great freedom on the present state of things, said it was Government will be taken only in priimpossible for the Bourbons to govern vate banker's notes who pay in specie, or France, and that Napoleon II. would very receive treasury notes at par.
STATE OF TRADE.
Lloyd's Coffee House, July 20, 1815.
THE intercourse of England with parts abroad had sustained a shock, not of the severest kind, because every body hoped it was temporary, only, yet by its suddenness, and by the uncertainty of its duration, sufficient to disturb, more or less, the whole current of adventure. It was felt; -as it was, as it really existed: but, it was felt still more in the possibilities which the weakest foresight saw following in its
Who could tell where it might end? Events had so often baffled calculation, that prediction was little other than guessing in the dark. That distressing uncertainty is removed, and commerce resumes its preparations for activity.
We observe with pleasure, that the price of BULLION continues to fall; and gold, which was at £5 115. per oz. is now £ 11s. New dollars are now 5s. 7d. so that another fall, which is probably not very distant, will reduce it to what it was early in the season; and this branch of commerce will resume its former state.
The COURSE OF EXCHANGE more than keeps pace with the price of Bullion, and is arrived at that resumed height in favour of this country, which it had attained. From having been about, or below 28 on Amsterdam, it is now above 34. What a vast difference this makes in extensive remittances!-payments, as well as receipts.The effect of this difference, does not stop at the merchant's cash book, or ledger; it raises his spirits, and acts favourably on his projected, or intended, proceedings.
It must be acknowledged, however, that Internal Trade, continues to feel the shock it had experienced; and having been in many places, thrown off its balance, has not regained its fair equilibrium, and will not regain its fair equilibrium till after harvest is over, and the winter trade resumes (as we hope) its accustomed energy. The City of London is gasping for mouey payments through every street; there is no exception: the immense weight of the loan is que cause, that operates at the moment with unusual pressure.
security; which will greatly accommodate the speculators in this, hitherto, profitable engagement. In the mean while, so great a quantity of money is locked up in it, and so strongly is it locked up, that even Directors themselves, horribile dictu! have apprehended the terrors of apprehension-for want of the necessary!---Aye, though worth their ten thousands, and ten times ten thousands.
Can there be any wonder then, that private banks are exhausted---of their patience, certainly---but some say, of their pelf,---and that in many parts of the country the interchange of payments is per force little better than barter. Hay, oats, corn, cattle, sheep, wool, are to be had, where money is not to be had: and many accounts have lately been settled, iu divers places, by acceptances different from those in request, some time back.
This, however, all are of opinion, canrpt last. The nation is but feeling the natural consequences of the sudden turu of affairs. These are in a course of settling; commerce is in a course of reviving; and, 'ere long, internal trade will receive its proportion of payments, and the machine will rethat violent friction which now grates on sume its motion without opposition, from the ear with harsh dissonance.
The demand for COTTON has revived, and is increasing; the trade continue to interest themselves in the course of the market, and watch with attention the oc casional fluctuations of the article. The ar rivals at Liverpool are extensive; but meet a ready sale, at prices not absolutely fixed, yet experiencing little variation, and therefore accepted with a good understanding. In London the supply of certain sorts is sensibly diminished. Exportation is partly the cause; but not yet to that extent as to affect the market much: the home demand has been very fair; and every thing leads to a dependance that it will continue so.
SUGAR has a fair supply to meet the demand, and a fair demand to meet the sup ply. The importer accepts the current price without complaint, and the buyer offers it without haggling in consequence, there has been a fair quantity of business done; and, probably, to mutual advantage. The market has experienced, lately, more. animation than formerly; partly by way of securing what is required for home consumption, before the effect of any antici
It is hoped, that after payment of ano-pated demand for exportation can be felt. ther instalment, this ponderous weight may diminish: as the Bank will then consider the concern as sufficiently advanced to become a pledge, and will accept it as
Should that arrive, at no great interval of time, the prices will rise, and the article be cleared off, if it does not, in effect, be come rather scarce,
Coco has lately been seen in small quantities of the good. The disturbances to which Spanish America has been, and is, a prey, allow but little to be brought from thence. Common red Grenada, and British Plantation is offered, but has found few buyers. The quantity here is 400 casks, and 3,000 bags, inferior.
SPICES are improving; especially the prime samples.
PROVISIONS Continue steady; especially prime beef: pork is heavy; and bacon is in good supply, which moderates the price, that otherwise would rise considerably.
RUM has been heavy for some time; and prices have been accepted in order to get it off of hand, which have at length attracted the notice of speculators: exportation is resorted to as a venture; and the demand for shipping continues with spirit: it even increases.
BRANDY has experienced much the same fate; it has been lower; but the expectation that, from the confusion in France, Jittle attention will be paid in renewing the stock, the price rises; it has risen in France.
There is a considerable demand for CORN, in the market; and, all things considered, this market is likely fully to support its present prices; probably, an advance is approaching; we apprehend, certainly, not a fall.
Two arrivals of Carolina Rice are, probably, the precursors of more; the article has of late been extremely scarce; inferior has supplied its place.
The rumoured want of success among the Greenland ships, this season, has induced the holders to advance the price £4 per ton. They rather look forward to more money. Oils of most kinds are advancing
Naval stores, as Turpentine, &c. have given way; and, apparently, must continue without improvement for some time. TOBACCO meets a ready sale; because the supplies received from America, have hitherto been inconsiderable, while the VOL. II. Lit. Pan. New Series, August 1,
orders sent to this country are thought to be extensive. At the same time they are understood to be limited to price, which, of course, cramps the exertious of the agents, as the markets cannot be coutrouled. This
however, proves what is the expectation of Continental merchants. Cargoes are bargained for, long before they arrive.
PREMIUMS OF INSURANCE are now reduced to the Peace calculation of sea risk, simply. On this we may justly congratu late our country, as this will give a facility to commerce that cannot but be felt, advantageously, in a short period of time.
Larch trees: Apple trees, &c.
A very singular fact has been stated to us from a part of the kingdom---Herefordshire, and its neighbourhood---which has been in the habit of depending much on its crops of apples and pears, and on furnishing the most valuable beverage from the vintage of those fruits. It appears, that at this time there is the prospect of an abundance of every thing except of apples and pears. Not only are the fruits all blighted, but the trees themselves are dying, and some go so far as to say, that they cannot
The poplars, the willows, and the planetrees are much in the same condition: they may well be supposed, has excited great are dead, or dying. The cause of this, as it attention. It is traced to the great number of Larch trees, lately planted to crown the summits of the hills and rising grounds.
On examination of these Larch trees, a very considerable quantity of white powder is detected on every twig; and on rubbing this between the fingers, an insect is sure to make its appearance. It is observed, also, that all the fresh shoots of the apple trees are pestered with an insect, thought to be of the same kind; which has formed a knot in the shoot; on cutting these knots the insect is found.
We have heard also from another part of the Larch tree have been the cause of of the kingdom---Essex---that these insects disorder in families, around whose residence they were growing. These families became tall; and after the trees were cut had been in good health, before the trees down, they again enjoyed good health; it was therefore considered as demonstrated that these trees, with their inmates, were the cause of the evil; and this was the fixed opinion of the faculty. This may deserve consideration by those who live near large plantations of this species of vegetable. 2 H
William R. Coppice Row, Clerkenwell, printer.
Bankrupts and Certificates, in the order of Yorke Joseph, Kimbolton, Huntingdon, corn
their dates, with the Attornies
Abbey M. York, corn merchant. Sol. Evans,
Adcock J. St. Mary Axe, druggist. Sol. Syd-
Lucas J. L. Gosport, Southampton, contract butcher. Sol. Briggs, Essex-street, Strand. Price W. Worcester, maltster. Sols. Cardales and Co. Holborn Court.
Peake H. Blaby, Leicester, hosier. Sol. Ma-
Rateliff W. jun. Wetherley, Warwick, farmer.
CERTIFICATES June 27.
C. Bryan, of Angel-court, Throgmorton-street, London, merchant. S. Marshall, of Stockport, Chester, cotton manufacturer. B Clark, Keighley, York, seedsman. J. S. Lay, of Colchester, innkeeper. D. Crabtree, of Bedminster, Somerset, miller. S. Hodge, of Exeter, milliner. J. Miller, of Carlisle, dealer in horses. P. Vigne, of Bath, jeweller.
BANKRUPTCY SUPERSEDED.-June 10. Dawson George, Great St. Helen's, London,
Prosser W. jun. parish of St. Nicholas, Wor-
Smith W. Liverpool, merchant. Sols. Kearsey,
Wilmot W. Clifton, Nottingham, and Mount
merchant. Sols. Blagrave and Co. Symond's Inn.
CERTIFICATES, July 1.
Peter Coxe, of Throgmorton-street, London, auctioneer. W. Allen, of Castle-street, Leices ter-fields, carpenter. H Dunn, of Ware, Hert ford, auctioneer. J. Harris, of Newgate-street, London, printseller. J. Lotan, of Chiswell-st. Finsbury-square, Middlesex, stable keeper. M. Pearce, Little East cheap, London, provision merchant. P. Lee, of South Shields, Durham, druggist. R Harrison, sen. late of Maidenhead, Berks, brandy merchant. R. Holmes, late of Buckland Munachorum, Devon, miller. J. Wainwright, jun. of Wavertree, Leicester,
BANKRUPTS, June 13.
Anstice A. Lympstone, Devon, fellmonger
Chadwick J. of London and Stangate, merchant.
Forty R. Stow on the Wold, Glocester, saddler.
Hoare J. jun. Perceval-street, Southampton-sq. mealman. Sol. Stevens, Sion College Gardens, Aldermanbury.
Hellewell J. Elland, York, woollen_manufac-
Pierse W. J. John-street, Kent Road, victualler.
Payne J. H. Bury St. Edmunds, grocer. Sol.
Rudd R. Burton on the Water, Gloucester, miller. Sols. Bousfield, Bouverie-street.
Scott T. Suffolk-lane, Cannon-street, broker. Sols. Brembridge and Son, Dyer's Buildings. Trotman D. Wotton Underedge, Gloucester, linen-draper, Sol. Tayler, Clement's Inn. Walker G Stockport, Chester, fellmonger. Sols. Milne and Co. Temple.
CERTIFICATES, July 4.
E. Johnson, sen. and E. Johnson, jun. of Fleet, Lincoln, drapers. W. S. Turner, of Bromley St. Leonard, Middlesex, Roman vitriol manufacturers. A. Greaves, late of Queen-st. Cheapside, London, merchant. G. Dwyer, of 'Change Alley, London, broker. S. Sanders, of Fleet-street, London, wholesale perfumer. A. Cumming and J. Swonnell, late of Little Eastcheap, London, coffee dealers. H. Mills, of Collompton, Devon, fellmonger. W. Lowman, of Newcastle upon Tyne, tailor. H. Stanley, of Warnford-court, Throgmorton-street, London, merchant. C. C. Becher, of Lothbury, London, merchant, A. Aaron and S. Michael, of Deal, Kent, hatter.
Astbury J. Newcastle under Lyme, innkeeper.
and Co. Palsgrave-place, Temple-bar. Bullard J. Maidstone, Kent, victualler. Sol. Meymott, Burrow's-buildings. Collins Michael, Park-place, Walworth, link manufacturer. Sol. Fitzgerald, Lawrence Pountney Hill. Ellem J. A. Barking, Essex, rope maker. Sols. Walker and Co. Old Jewry. Edwards E. Conway, Carnarvon, merchant. Sols Blackstock and Co. Temple. Edmondson Wm. London-street, Tottenham courr Road, apothecary. Sol. Christie, New Boswell court, Lincoln's Inn. Gower T. Wethersfield, Essex, maltster. Bromley, Holborn-court, Gray's Inu. Gower S. S. Wethersfield, Essex, maltster. Sol Bromley, Helborn-court.
Hagerty P. Goodman's Stile, Church-lane,
Lyon M. Boston, silversmith. Sols. Lodington
Morley O. and R. and Morton J. Doncaster, spi
rit merchants. Sols. Sykes and Co. New Inn. Nicholson T. Colford, Glocester, malster. Sol. Meredith, Lincoln's Inn New Square. Outhwaite G. Pancras-lane, London, merchant. Sols. Bourdillon and Co. Little Friday-street, Payne A. and J. John-street, Clerkenwell, flour factors. Sol. Isaacson, Cannon-street. Peate W. P. Newport, Salop. saddler. Sols. Benbow and Co. Lincoln's Inn. Reeves D. Wardour-street, Middlesex, grocer. Sols. Gatty and Co. Throgmorton-street. Roberts J. Oxford-street, silk mercer. Phipps, Aldersgate-street. Ridout G. Bristol, maltster.
Robins W T. Kent-street, Southwark, printer.
Scott J. Stratford St. Mary's Suffolk, shop
W. Oldfield, Kingston upon Hull, ironmon ger. A. Isaacs, of George street, Minories, Lon. don, money scrivener. R. Cotton, King's Lynn Norfolk, grocer. J. Howard, of Bassaleg, Mon' mouth, horse dealer. T. Martindale, of Liver
pool, brick maker. J. Croughton, of Chelsea Middlesex, chinaman. A. Barker and H. Cawthorn, of Darby-street, Rosemary lane, Middlesex, brewers. J. Short, of Coleman street, London, auctioneer.
BANKRUPTCY SUPERSEDED.-June 20th. Blake John, London street, Greenwich, Kent, cabinet maker.
Blackburn John, Duke street, Aldgate, mercer.
Mitchell John, Ulcoat's Mill, Cumberland, mil-
Partridge W. Ombersley, Worcester, maltster.
Rickaby T. Craike, Durham, innkeeper. Sels. Morton and Co. Gray's Inn-square.
Short E. G. Tottenliam-couri-Read, grocer. Sols. Gale and Son, Bedford street. Sundius C. Devonshire-square, London, mer chant. Sols. Kaye & Co. New Bank-buildings. Taylor and Smith, Liverpool, starch manufacturers. Sols. Blackstock and Co. Temple. Watson T. Margaret street, Cavendish-square, bricklayer. Sol. Hayward, Took's Court.
CERTIFICATES, July 11.
J. Fitch, of Colchester, Essex, linen draper. W: J. Docwra, of Bouru, Cambridge, poulterer. Roebuck, of Huddersfield, York, cloth dresser. Barnard, of Sheffield, merchant. A. Portington, W. Scott, of Wakefield, York, innkeeper. D. of Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields, tailor. J. Varyer, of Oxford, tobacconist. fields, merchant. H. W. Wilton and H. K. Salmonson, late of Prescot-street, Goodman's Creed, of Crutched-friars, London, merchants.
BANKRUPTCY SUPERSEDED, June 24th. Millett W.jun. Bilsham, Glocestershire, dealer.
Adderton A. Lower Shadwell, chandler. Sol. Hedley, King Edward-street, Wapping. Ainsworth H. Anderton, Lancashire, tanner. Sols. Milne and Co. Temple.
Bath, Backshell, and Batt, Witney, bankers. Sol. Lowden, Clement's Inn.
Clapton T. Alfred-place, Goswell street Road,
Bell P. Berwick upon Tweed, woollen draper.
Crump T. Bishop Burton, Yorkshire, timber