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widow of Mr. Solomon Horton, of Little At Lymington, Mrs. Skrine, reliet of the Shelford, Cambridgeshire.

late Richard Dixon Skrine, efq. of Warleys A: Peter kram, near Richmond, John near Bath. Eranke, efq.

At Newport, Isle of Wight, aged 37, Mre. At Putney Hill, Godschall Johnson, esą. Kirkpatrick, wife of James Kirkpatrick, efq.

banker. A numerous meeting has been held at At Romsey, aged 86, Mr. Savage, for. Northiam, at which some resolutions were merly a carpenter, at Bea worth, near Wisa pafled, preparatory to the improvement of the chefter. navigation of the river Rother, from Rye to

WILTSHIRE. Robertsbridge. It was also resolved that it At a late great market at Salisbury, three would be of great utility to render thore oren were sold by weight at eleven pence per branches navigable which extend from Blacke. pound; Theep at the same price, with their wall to Smallhithe, and from the Strand at wool on, and shorn at ten pence. Rye to Sidlercomb:

Married ) At Salisbury, Mt. Thomas At a late meeting of the Battle Agriculo Davis, son of Mr. Davis, of Horningsaam, to tural Society, it was resolved to offer pre- Miss Hodding, daughter of Mr. Hodding, miums to the breeders of the best bulls, hei- town-clerk of Salisbury. Mr. Daw, of Clafers, working oxen, rams, ewes and stallions. rendon Park, to Miss Yelf. And rewards to the most industrious and de At Sutton Veny, Mr. William Miles, of feiving labourers in hulbandry.

Bithoptrow, mealman, to Miss Ann Randall, The Suffex Agricultural Society has excited Died:) Ac Salisbury, aged 73, Mr. M. & laudable and beneficial spirit of emulation Cottom. among theep-hearers, to whom they lately At Everley, the Rev. E. Polbill, rector of offered and have fince distributed handsome Milfton and Brigmafton, aged 65: premiums for the quickest and best perform At Stanton Barnard, aged 78, the Rev. ances. The man who gained the first prize Francis Rogers, many years curate of that uled the snap-fhears.

place, and rector of Headington, near De. Married.) At Hastings, Mr. Jasper Cox, vizes. of Cheapfide, London, to Miss Ann Thwaites. At Middle Hill House, near Box, Mrs.

Died.) At Chichefter, Mrs. Lloyd, mo- Bumited, wife of the Rev. J. H. Bumited, ther of James Martin Lloyd, erg. of Steyning. vicar of Bramshaw, Hants. At Newhaven, aged 82, Mr. Burley,

DORSETSHIRE. Inany years master gunner of the fort.

Married.) At Shaftesbury, Dr. H. Bowles, of At Malling, Dear Lewes, aged 85, Luke Winchester, physician to his Majesty's forces, Spence, esq. who had been upwards of fixty and inspector of the military hospitals in the years an acting magistrate for this county. south-weft district, to Miss P. Ogden, biter BERKSHIRE.

of E. Ogden, esq. of Shafton. The man with the black beard, who some At Dean's Leaze, H. P. Collins, esq. to months fince, bestowed his money, in great Mifs Lethbridge, daughter of J. Lethbridgez: profufion, among the poor at Reading, Wit. eig. of Sandhill Park. hey, and other places in that neighbourhood, Died ) At Dorchester, Mrs. Chafy, wife is discovered to be an inhabitant of King's of James Chafy, esq. Clifte, in Northamptonthire, and a hawker At Shroton, in an advanced age, Mrs. of wooden-ware. He is an eccentric cha. Andrews. racter, not of the most rational cast, and a At Wimborne, aged 75, the Rev. H. sudden accession to £2000 in hard cash, is Good, D.D. one of the ministers of Wimborne furposed to have had a violent effect on his Minster, and rector of Shroton and Cam. mind. His behaviour is sometimes brutal, .

SOMERSITSAIRL. Eveo to those who fupplicate his bounty. Married.) At Bath, Mr. Holloway, of

Died.) At Reading, Mr. Bolt, wharfinger. St. Pancras, London, to Mils Gye, daughter

At Chaddleworth, aged 101, Mr. Thomas of Mr. Gye, printer. Jenkin Davies BerringWinkworth, formerly a fhoemaker of that ton, erg. to Miss Morgan, both of Swansea.' place, he enjoyed all his faculties to the laft. E. Williams, esq. barrister at law, to Miss At Newbury, Mr. Jolly, butcher.

E. Curre, of Itton Court, Monmouthshire. At Theale, Mr. Hig'zam.

Mr. T. Hobb), mufician, to Miss Coleman, HAMPSHIRE.

daughter of Mrs. Coleman, grocer. Mr. W. Married.] At Winchester, Thomas Pipon, Hughes, coachmaker, to Miss Eleanor Golderq. of Southampton, to Mrs. Corbin, daugh. ney. Mr. She wring, aged 83, to Miss Watter of Mr. Alderman Earle, of this city. kins, aged 55. Mr. Robert Smith, brewer, Mr. Jonville, of the Sun Inn, to Miss Mony, of this city, to Miss E. Bewley, of Lydiard, of the Soke. Mr. Earle, fell-monger, to Wilts. Mi, Lucas, also of the Soke.

At Frome, Capt. O'Connor, of the royal At Golport, Thomas Starcs, esq. 'of Fare- navy, to Miss' M. A. Vincent, of Innox Hill. bram, to Miss Eliza Parker, youngest daugh. T. W. Ledyard, ely. of Road Hill, to Miss ter of vice-admiral Sir William Parker, bart. Sheppard, daughter of W. Sheppard, esq. of

Died.) At Puriimouth, Jur. Davis, esq. Bath. sterk or the choque in the dock yard.

At Clifton, tlie Rev. W. Milton, to Miss

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Sarah Partington, eldest daughter of the late between jarring factions, and discordant leds, T. W. Partiayton, esq. of Off ham, Suflex. From the well known integrity of his cha,

At Briftol, Mr Clement Jackson, draper, racter, he was employed in various posts boch to Mifs Fry, daughter of Mr. Robs. Fry, public and private, which he discharged to clothier. Mr. Thomas Leek, bookseller, to the satisfaction of all partics. He was a steady Miss Mary Slade. Mr. C. Jones, mason, to friend, and left, nothing undone, upon any Miss H. Hippisley. Captain Handfield, of the occafion, to ferve those for whom he pror army, to Miss Pritchard of College Green. felfed an attachment. He was fincerely pious

Died] At Bath, aged 18, Miss Thcodosia and devout, and his religion was not debased Coxhead, youngest daughter of Mr. Coxhead, by rourness, or milled by narrow or uncharie foap-boiler. James Lloyd, esq. of Mabus, cable principles, Ardent in his private atCardiganshire. Aged 86, Thomas Coward, tachments, he was yet the universal friend of esq. late of Spargrove, Somerset; be was up- mankind ; and as Providence had blessed his wards of 60 years in the commission of the industry with great success, the fruits of peace for that county.

it he was ever ready to impart to others. Ap May 24, at Bath, aged 54, of a paralytic immense concourse attended his funeral, and Atroke, Mr. W. Ayscough, an opulent and among this vaft crowd of all ranks and condic respectable undertaker at Cripplegate, and tions, there were few who were noç real many years clerk of that parish, for which mayrners. office he never received any falary, but held

DEYONSHIRE, it merely as connected with his business. Married.] At Exeter, Mr. Jacob Watfor, Perhaps no man in that part of the city was linen-draper, to Miss Oftler, both of Bridgemore universally respected tlian Mr.' Ayfcough. From his general benevolence, and At Plymouth, Mr. Bellamy, surgeon of friendly disposition, he was a bond of union his majetty's ship, Spencer, to Miss Cremer,

Several Marriages, Deaths, and Paragrapbs of News in English Counties, and

in Wales and Scotland are deferred till our next, for want of Room,

water.

MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT, In addition to the difficulties which we observed in our last, the woollen-trade in the weft of Ens

land at present labours under the want of raw-wool has become very great, from the supply not being equal even to the small demand which now exists: the price of chains is advaueing, and the difficulty of purchasing them at all, it is feared, will increase, as the wool dealers in this part of the country are out-traded by their riyals in the north, by whom, it is well known, the Iceces of a flock of sheep are frequendy bargained for a long while before the shearing season begins. The greater advantagos derived from machinery by the manufacturers in the north, is the chief cause of their superiority, as it enables them to sell goods of the fame quality cheaper than they can be made on the spot where the wool is grown. The union with Ireland is conlar dered both by the merchants and manufacturers in the woollen trade as threatening them with new evils; they accordingly petitioned parliament against it, on which occafion it was stated that " the growth of wool in Great Britain is not more than adequate to supply the manufacturers with a quantity equal to the present demand, and therefore, if any wool in the raw ftate is permitted to be exported, they and their labourers must suffer very material injury.".

The discovery lately made by Mr. Thomas Foden, of a chrystalline size and paffe from seger table and mineral fubitances, as a substitute for wheat Kaur in all purposes of manufacture wherg wheat flour is used, appearing likely to be attended with important advantages, and that it may faye the use of wheat Hour' to a very considerable extent, the House of Commons have addreres his Majesty to request that he would direct such further enquiry to be made on the subject as Bhall be necessary for ałçertaining whether the ingredients for making this fubftitute can be furnished in fufficient quantities and at such reasonable prices, as to afford a supply equal to the consumption which may be required for the various manutactures in which it may be useful; and in cate it shall appear that the discovery can be carried to such an extent as to be of considerable national advancage, to order such fum to be advanced to Mr. Foden for that purpose, as his Majesty Mall judge proper, which will be made good by parliament.

Another discovery, which promises to be of much importance, is that of extracting ink from printed and written paper, and making other fuper therefrom, fit for writing, printing, and other purposes. A bill has been brought into Parliament for incorporating a company for the purpose of establithing a manufactory for carrying this scheme into execution, and another bill has been brought in to exempt from dury watte paper

imported into the kingdom for the purpose of being Te-manufactured, except the duty imposed by the convoy act.

Several other commercial subjects have lately claimed the attention of Parliament, in confequence of which an act has been passed for repealing part of the duties and drawsacks of customa on kid Rins imported, and the exemption of imported kid skins from Excise duty on being dreiled in Great Britain ; alto an act for repealing so much of an act passed in the second year of James L. as probibits the ule of borfe bides in making boots and hoes, and for the better preventing the damaging of raw hides and skins in the flaying thereof. The stamp duties imposed on perfumery and on licences for selling the same, by 26 Geo. III. having fallen of very considerably, have been repealed. A bill has been brought in for permitting the free importation of linjred cakes and rape vakrs in neutral ships; and likewise a bill for continuing and amendmg the act paised in the lait session for enabling his majesty to prohibit the exportation, and permit the importation of care, and for allowing the importation of other articles of grovision, without paymers of duty.

The total quantity of wheat and other kinds of grain imported into England from the 28th of December last, to the 17th of June has been as follows; Wheat, 419,804976. Wheat-four, 54,448 cwt. Rye, 55,410 grs. Rye-mcal, 2,157 cwt. Barley, 10,878 ars. Oats, 108,966 grs, Oatmeal, 1,657 cwt. Peale, 5,190 grs. Beans, 5,444 grs. Notwithstanding the arrival of these confiderable quantities and the knowledge that much more is on its passage, almoft every kind of grain continues to advance, and till a reduction takes place it may be useful to endeavour to introduce more generally the consumption of rice, which has lately fallen five or fix fhillings per twt. the importation thereof having been very confiderable ; good Carolina rice is al prefeat from 27s. to 31s. and East India, from 26s. to 295. per cwt. Raw fugars are higher since our

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, being at present at the following prices, St. Kitts, 59s. to Sos. Montserrat, 58s. to 785. St. Vincents and Nevis, 5&s. tu 775. Jamaica, 556. to 76s. Grenada, 56s. to 755. Dominica and Antigua, 56s. to 76. Barbadoes, sós. to 755. Martinico, 36s. to 74s. and St. Domingo, 555. to 745. Grenada clay'd, from 64s. to 1028. Barbadoes Clay'd, 66s. to 1045. Martinico clay'd, 638. to 1025. and St. Domingo clay'd, 63s. to 100%. Lumps are from 975. to 1128. single leaves 108s. to 118s. and powder loaves, 1105. to 126.

Coffee bas risen three or four shillings per Cwt. Fine coffee is from r548 to 163$. good, from 1425. to 153$. and middling from 1305. to 1415.

Cotton wool continues to advance a little, although the quantity imported has been considerable. Cayenne is from 35. to 35. 2d, Berbice, Surinam and Pernambuco, from 2s. 10d. 10 3s. De.. merary 2s. 6d. to 25, 9d. St. Domingo, 2s. Id. to 25. 6d. Grenada and Carriaco, 2s. d. to 15. 8d. Barbadoes, 28. 5d. to 2s. 7d. Martinico, 2s. 3d. to 25. 7d. South Carolina and Geor, gia, is, 6d. to 25. rod. and Surat, 1s. 2d. to is. 4d.

The Bank of England have given notice that they intend to publish in the month of December text, a list of proprietors of unpaid dividends on bank stock, and all the government funds trar ferable at the Bank of England to the 5th of July, 1797. All persons entitled to such dividends, who are not willing that their names should be published, should therefore receive the same on, or before the ift of October next, as all dividends remaining on the books after that day muft occeffarily be included in ure lift.

MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. WITH the exception of a week or ten days in the beginning of the month, the weather has

been favourable for bringing forward the different crops; in most of the fouthern districts of the kingdom the spring corns look healthy and promise to be good crops, but in a few instances the wheats are thin, and not of so good an appearance. In Cumberland the commencemeat, of the month was marked with fo great a feverity, as to threaten the destruction of every fruit af the field; but the i jury fustained from th: keen frosts and easterly winds, has been in some mea. Jure repaired by the more genial rains and breezes which have fince fucceeded, though the long continuance of wer and cold has considerably hurt the greatest part of the county. The wheat crop in general has a fickly appearance, and is very thin on the ground:- Barley, on fed off turnip land, looks well, and at present promises a good crop, wherever the feed has been early fown :

Oats, except on dry free foils, have failed much, and on many lands have entirely disappeared ; a circumstance which, in this county, can only be attributed to one cause, that of the carth har. Sng been so completely saturated with wet

as to allow no grain to vegetate upon it; a case tor general on lands of a firm clay bottom, or subject to any kind of running springs. The growth of the grain on some rich loamy soils has also luffered greatly from the depredations of the white fual, or some other destructive insects; in which cases, the diligent farmer should immediately hast recourse either to night-rolling, or sprinkling quick-lime on the land so infested during the night, sime; the latter practice has been found more efficacious, by either destroying them at once, or cutting off their retreat, and two Cumberland bubbels of good lime, are quite fufficient for an #cre. The hay season has been to far very good, and much grass in the fouthern parts of the itland has been already cut and made into hay, the crops being for the most part good, but not so full as there was reason some time ago to suppose they would be. The pastures are in geooral good, but the keep of lean stock and Milch Cows has been in many places unusually scarce, probably from the circumstances of pafture land being converted to hay in many instances from the high prices it fetched last year.

Potatoes have in different.places been considerably injured by an infect of the grub kind, which has eatest off the stems even when of confiderable Gre, and thereby completely ftopped the vegetao fion of the root. Where this has not been the case, they look extremely well, and in many in. ftances are certainly unufually forward. Larger quantities than in common years have unguel. tionably been planted.

Pents and Beans where the feed was gond, are in general abundant crops and pretty full in the psd, but in some cases they lrave tailed on account of the feed having been bad.

Artificial or town grafies are we believe almost every where very full crops,

The hop plantations are in general in a thriving condition, full of bine and forward in growth; but all intected with ihe fly, and in the strong, grounds, the lice are numerous.

But although the crops of the prelent year may on the whole be safely pronounced to be sao Vourable ; the pr ces or all sorts of grain still keep up. Throughout England and Wales, wheat Astrages i 203. go. Rye, 835. Barley, 638. iod, (ats, 465. rod. Beans, 753. 2d. and Peale, 785.4d.

Nor has the abundance of grals yet had much influence in reducing the prices of butcher's meats, la Carline market, Beet felis !roin sd. to gd per ib. Mutton from 4d. to 8d. and Veal from 3 d. to 6d. Jo Smithfield by the stone of dib. Beef avcrages 45. to gs. 44. Multon 45.81. to 55. 60. Veal 48. to hs. and Purk 45. 8d. to $s. 6d.

Lean stock is somewhat lower in some of the provincial markets.
sy ftill tershes Irigh prices. lo St. James's market, it averages LS isso

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TO THE

MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

No. LXI.

JULY 20, 1800.

VOL. IX.

HALF-YEARLY RETROSPECT OF DOMESTIC LITERATURE.
HISTORY.

Dr. Haweis, a distinguished minister A

WORK has jutt been presented to of the church of England, and a leading

the public 4 hich at the present pe- member of that body of its clergy which riod is peculiarly interesting: “ The Hif- allumes to itself the title of Evangelical, tory of the Helvetic Confederacy, in two has published, in threc octavo volumes, quarto volumes, by Jos. PLANTA, Esq. “ An Impartial and Succinct History of Sec. R. S. and Principal Lilvrariao of the the Rise, Declension and Revival of the British Museum." Mr. Planta is known Church of Christ, from ihe Birth of Our to be a gen:leman of exenlive knowledge Saviour to the present Timc, with faithand acute discriinination, and his ac- ful Characters of the principal Personages, quaintance with modern languages pecu- Ancient and Modern.” We certainly do liarly wellqualifies him for an undertaking not agree with this author in many of his like the present, the materials for which religious tenets; but it is impollible to were chiefly to be furnished by Gerinan peruse his work, without giving him the and other continental works. The author highest praise for induftry, kill

, knowdivides his History into two books; the ledge, piety, and liberality. Dr. Haweis firft, beginning with the origin of the Hel. was countenanced by Lady Huntingdon, vetic nations, extends to the complete cla- enjoyed the friendihip of Mr. Wesley blishment of the confederacy in the year and Mr. Whitheld, and was priucipal 1412; the second decribes its progress, agent, it seenis, in the plan for sending decline and diffolution, In fo very rapid Millionaries into the South Scas. a retrospect of literature as ours must ne- " Fragments of Scottish History." The ceffarily be, we are fo: bidden to divell so title of this very curious volume sufficie long on curious and interefting works as ently indicates the randum unconnected our inclination would prompt us; in the nature of its contents. The author is a present joftance we must content ourselves man of various and recondițe reading, with patling a, general encomium on the who has explored the antiquities of his author, and can merely give our readers country with an eagle eye, and has evinced the fatisfaction of knowing whence the uncommon talents in the illustration of materials for the pretint volumes have them ; although, to use his own words, beep principally taken. For the founda- “it is doubtless more casy to complete a tion of his bittory, our author has taken history of any civilized country in EuMuller's “ History of the Swiss Confede- rope, than to elucidate one obscure century racy,” whicli proceeds no further than to of the history of Scotland." These Fragthe year 1443 : Laufler's " Exact and cir- ments confiit of I. Desultory reflections cumstantial Relation of Helvetic History," on the ftate of Ancicor Scotland, with a Meister's is Principal Scenes of Helvetic curious appendix of characters and other History," Meiner's - Letters on Swisfer- original documents. II. The diary of land," Leu's “ Dictionary of SwisserRobert Birrel, from 1532 to 1605. III. land," and our countryman, Mr. Coxe's The expedition into Scotland by the Earl publication on that country, have largely of Hertford in 1544. IV. The expedi. contributed to the completion of the tion into Scotland by the fame person work. The account of the last revo. when Duke of Somerset. Of these the first Jution, is drawn from public documents, only is an original composition; which, acknowledged by the French themielves, we are informed, is a selection from notes to be authentic, from Posielt's Euro- which occurred during the perusal of pean Annals, and from the narrative of some velumes of history. The object of Meister,

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writers had not remarked, or had applied rities are confused the good, the bad, and 10 a different purpose: the subjects chiefly the fuspicious-he quotes with equal cons touched upon in these defuitory reflec- fidence all three. To throw light upon any tions are the Ancient ftate nf womeo in portion of early history, requires various Scotland - Manners in time of war knowledge, mature judgment, and acute Commerce — Navigation – Barbarifm of penetration. Mr. Turner's knowledge, England, and causes of Scotrilh barba- however respectable, is too confined for rism-Feudal law - Royal minorities- the occasion. Though writing a history Slavery -- Clergy - Titles of honour of the Anglo-Saxons, he seems to be Officers of State, and Scortish mufc. The utterly unacquainted with their language, diary of Robert Birrel may be useful for their monuments, and ccios: as to Mr. its chronological exaćtnefs, and ferves to Turner's want of judgment and penetraillustrate the temper of the times in which tion, it is perpetually rendered conspiit was written. The accounts of the two cuous by his raih and indiscriminate cre expeditions into Scotland are reprinted viih dulity. exact copies of the old plates from pam

M. BERTRAND DE MOLEVILLE, phlets which the author afferts to be ex whole “ Prirate Memoirs of the Last tremely rare and of high price.

Years of Louis XVI,” have been so geneWe cannot speak in very commendatory rally read, has permitted Mr. DALLAS TO terms of the Res. EBENEZIR MAR- tranflate and publish, from his original maSHAI.L's “ History of the Union of Scut- nuseript, “ Annals of the French Revoluland and England;" it hears strong marks tion, or a Chronological Account of its of being a mere party production, intend- principal Events, with a Variety of Aneced to reconcile the Irith to their Union dotes and Characters hitherto unpublish. with this country. Mr. M. in liating the ed.” The high official situation of M. circumstances which brought that event MOLEVILLE, as minister of state, made to a conclufion, and the advantages which him necessarily take an active part in the resulted from it to the Scots, atferts that erents of the French revolution, and gave they are indebted to it for the vast in- him an opportunity of being as thoroughly crease of their commerce ;--this is a rath acquainted with the characters who conunsupported affertion: we have often tributed to promote it as any one could been told from the higheft authority in be; he is a man of intelligence and deep she House of Commons, that the com penetration, and loft not the opportunities merce of England is daily and hourly ex svhich were presented. Strongly prejutending itself: will the author contend diced in favor of royalty, and personally that this extent of our commerce is attri- attached to the King, his narratives are butable to the connection of this king. noe to be read without some caution : fiill, dom with that of Scotland? The aslere however, as a man of honor and retion is as easy, and the proof perhaps as fpeclability, the general truth of his ftatedifficult in the one case as it is in the ments is, we believe, liable to no impeachother : the commerce of Scotland has in. ment. The prefent, we underliand, is creased, no doubt, since the æra of the not to be confidered as a sequel io the Union, but the last hundred years have minister's former publication, but is rather worked a change in the commercial cha- the chicf work from which the chapters sacter of Europe ; and before Mr. Mar- that form those “ Private Memoirs" are fhall can establish the fact which he has extracted: the Annals, it is added, in a asferted, it is incumbent on him to state preliminary note, contain a faithful acwhat peculiar commercial advantage Scot count of the principal events of the land has enjoyed since her connection with french revolution, and form with the England which the might not have en- Memoirs a complete history from its comjoyed without it.

mencement to the death of the King: Mr. TURNER has published “ The We have had numerous anecdotes evincHistory of the Anglo-Saxons from their ing the humanity of the King of France's first Appearance above the Elbe, to the disposition ; in the present Folumes are Death of Egbert; with a Map of their enumerated many others, equally il. Ancient Territory.” The curious por- luftrative of his firmness and prefence of tion of our history which is here treated mind in cases of danger. The pame of of demanded a far more patient investiga- the Bastile never palled the lips of an tion than the author of the present vo- Englishman without horror ; and his imalume has befowed on it: Mr. T. appears gination pictured the loathsome dungeons to have been very insufficiently qualitied as ever crowded with viêims, of whose for the talk he undertook; in his autho- myiterious destiny no one knew, M. Ber

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