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The Rev. Alexander Macpherson to the parish Mr James Blythe ordained Minister of the Asof Golspie, vacant by the death of the late Mr sociate Congregation of Urr. Keith.

The Duke of Irgyll has appointed, by mandate, The Rev. Angus Kennedy to the parish of the Rev. Robert Story, probationer, to be assistant Dornoch, vacant by the death of the late Dr Be- and successor to the Rev. George Drummond, thune.

D. D. Minister of Roseneath, Presbytery of DumThe Rev. Duncan Macgillivray to the parish of barton. Lairg, vacant by the translation of Mr Kennedy. The Rev. George Addison, lately of Auchter

The Rev. Hugh Mackenzie to the parish of As- house, admitted by the Presbytery of Dundee to synt, vacant by the translation of Mr Macgillivray. the church and parish of Liff and 'Benvie, vacant

3.-The Prince Regent has been pleased to ap- by the death of the late Rev. Dr Thomas Constapoint the Rev. Janes Thomson, juri. to be assist- ble. ant and successor to the Rev. James Thomson, 13.--His Grace the Lord Primate of Ireland xn. as minister in the parish of Rerrick, in the has made the following promotiona iu the Diocese Presbytery of Kirkcudbright.

of Armagh: The Rev. John Palmer, M. A. to the Rectory of The Rev. William Bisset, Archdeacon of Ross, Peldon, vacant by the death of the Rev. Jehosa- and Rector of Loughgilly, to the Rectory of Kilphat Mountain.

morc, and Chancellorship of St Patrick's, Armagh, Rev. Wm. Ward, of Mile-end, Colchester, to the vacant by the death oithe Rev. Richard Bourne. Rectory of Great Horkesley.

The Rev. Dr Stewart to the Rectory of Lough 26.-- Mr James M'Gesch, ordained Minister of gilly. the Associate Congregation of Minnyhive.

The Rev. Charles Atkinson to the Rectory of 3.-Mr William Rogerson, ordainel Minister Creggan, and Treasurership of St Patrick's, Arof the Associate Congregation of Thornhill.

magi. 31.-The Right Rev. Dr Walsh, consecrated The Rev. James Campbell to the Rectory and Roman Catholic Bishop of the United Dioceses of Vicarage of Forkill. Waterford and Lismere.

16.- The Lord Chancellor has presented the Sept. 2.- Mr George Shepperd, ordained Mini- Rev. Robert Sutton to the Rectory of St Michael's, ster of the mission of Fort William.

York.

METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.

The striking similarity that has so long been observed between the last and present seasons is now, we trust, at an end. Since the commencement of September, a very remarkable change has taken place in the state of the weather, and at present has all the appearance of being permanent. During the last half of August, there were only six days dry throughout ; but since the beginning of September, there have been only four days in which any rain fell, and that in very small quantities. Of the 3.566 inches of rain stated below, 2.992 inches fell in August, and 574 in September. The temperature too has rather improved since the commencement of the month, for though the thermometer has occasionally sunk lower during the night, it has almost unitormly risen higher during the day than it did in August, so that the mean temperature has been on the whole higher. The annual average quantity of rain in this place is from 20 to 21 inches. In 1816 it amounted to 23.850 ; but since the commencement of the present year, there has already fallen 21.593, of which 16.451 fell during the four months commencing with May. After all, from the present appearance of the weather, there is reason to expect that the rain of this year may not far exceed the annual average.

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE, Extracted from the Register kept on the Banks of the Tay, four miles east from

Perth, Latitude 56° 25', Elevation 185 feet.
From 17th AUGUST to 10th SEPTEMBER 1817, inclusive.
Means.

Extremes.
THERMOMETER. Degrees.

THERMOMETER. Degrees Mean of greatest daily heat, 60,921 Greatest heat, Sept. 5d,

69,000 cold, 47.750 Greatest cold, Sept. 13th,

38.000 temperature, 10 A.' M. 56.122 Highest 10 A. M. Sept. 3d,

64.000 10 P. M. 51.121 Lowest ditto, Sept. 11th,

51,000 • of daily extremes, 54.355 Highest 10 P. M. Sept. i6th,

59.000 10 A. M. and 10 P. M. 53.921 Lowest ditto, Sept. I lih,

44.500 4 daily observations,

31.128
BIROMETER.

Inches.
BAROMETER.

Inches.
Ilighest 10 A. M. Sept. 5th,

30.090 Mean of 10 A. M. (temp. of mer. 58) 29.737 Lowest ditto, ugoth,

28.905 10 P. M. (temp. of mer. 58) 29.745 Highest 10 P. M. Sept. lith,

30.450 hoth (temp. of mer. 58) 29.741 Lowest ditto, Aug. 25th,

23.980 HYGROMETER (LESLIE'S). Degrees.

HYGROMETER.

Degrees. Mean of 10 A, M.. 18.968 Highest 10 A. M. August 20th,

32,000 • 10 P. M. 8.281 Lowest ditto, August 21th,

4.000 both, 13.624 Highest 10 P. M. August 20th,

23,000 Rain in Inches, 3.566 Lowest ditto, August 25th,

0.000 Evaporation in ditto,

1.605 Greatest rain in 24 hours, August 25th, 1.120 Fair days 18; rainy days 14, 32 Least ditto, August 27th,

0.010 Wind from W. of meridian, including N. 9 Greatest inean daily evap: 17th to 20th Aug. 0.78 from E. of meridian, including s. 23 Least ditt, och to loth Sept.

0.038 Gencral character of the period : Arst half cloudy and wet; last half dry and warın, with foggy nights.

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE,

Kept at Edinburgh, in the Observatory, Caltonhill. N. B.-The Observations are made twice every day, at eight o'clock in the morning, and eight o'clock

in the evening.
Attach.

Attach.
Ther. Baro.
Wind. Remarks.

Ther. Baro.

Wind. Remarks. Ther.

Ther.

Aug. 16{E: 39

.691 M. 62}\s. w. Shwry fore.

5

.611 E. 55 } cblc. Rain.

.686 M. 58}s. w. Slight shws. .905 M. 54Calm. Shwy morn.

M. 58|29.315 M. 61
.250 E. 59)

W. Cloudy, 17{

M. 51 .120 M. 56
E. 51

Showers.

W.
.428 E. 57)
18

M. 52 .495 M. 58)
E. 52 .239 E. 56

Cble. Fair. 19

M. 54 .265 M. 58
E. 54 .286E. 59

Cble. Fair. 20

M. 54 .330 M.

E. 50 21 M. 50

-778/M. 56 UE. 51 .842E. 58)

N. E. Fair.
M. 52
22
.842M. 58

N. W. Fair.
E. 53 .855 E. 59
23
M. 53

.773 M. 58
E. 521

.732 E. 57) Chle. Cloudy.
M. 55 .661 M. 57
E. 55

Cble. Rain.
191E. 58
25

M. 51 .210 M. 55
E. 50 .868 E. 53

Cble. Showers.
26
SM. 51 .711 M. 55

Rain with
E. 51

Cble.
.891 E. 57

Thunder. 27

E. 501 319 E. 55 28 SIM. 51

E. 50 .430 E. 53 ) 29

M. 49

E. 50 .389 E. 52 30

M. 51 .385 M. 541
E. 51 .641 E. 54 )

E. Fair. 31

M. 56 .466 M. 56 )
E. 55 .359 E. 58

Cble. Showers.

Sept. 1

SM. 5629.611 M. 58)

E. 55 -755 E. 57) S. W. Clear day. 2SM. 56

.730 M. 59) Clear fore. UE. 56

S. W. .766E. 59

dull after. 3 M. 60 .575 M. 61

Warm fore. UE. 61 .606E. 65

S. W.

rain after
4M. 56
UE. 52 .851E. 57

M. 52 .946 M. 56 )
UE. 51 .851 E. 57 )

s. W. Warm. 6

M. 55
E. 53 .698 E. 57)

M. 50
7
UE. 54 .815 E. 57)
M. 52 .753 M. 57
E. 57
.716 E. 50

Calm. Misty.
9
M. 51 .909 M. 58

Cble. Warın.
E. 51 .928 E. 57)
10{

M. 53 .811 M. 58
E. 57

Cble. Clear.
.778E. 61 )
21

M. 58

E. 58 .736 E. 617
JM. 59 475 M. 61 Is. E. Rain after.
12

UE. .451 E. 58 S
IM. 19 .740 M. 55

Frost morn.
E. 51

W. .807 E. 59

showr. even. M. 47 .812 M. 54 ) 141

Frost. inorn.

Cble.
UE. 49 .842 E. 57) warm. after.
15

M. 51 .91 M. 55)
E. 571 .818 E. 60)

s.

Ditto.

.770 M. 60 C alm. Dull, warm.

M. 5129.100 M. 55cble. Rain.

.430 M. 54 N. E. Showers.
.450 M. 53 }İN. E. Rain.

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AGRICULTURAL REPORT.

The fine weather, which set in with the commencement of this month, has continued with little or no interruption ever since, and a more favourable harvest season, so far as it has gone, has seldom occurred in this country. Reaping has made some progress in all the lowlands of Scotland ; and in the higher and later districts, all sorts of grain are hastening towards a state of ripeness, and promise to dispel the fears which were so generally entertained at the date of our last Report. In the South, the fields are already cleared in the more early situations, and both the quantity and quality of the produce are represented as equal to that of good years. Prices have accordingly continued to decline ; and now that new wheat appears in the market, the old, of inferior quality, is almost unsaleable.--All other crops have also been greatly benefited by the favourable change of the weather : Hops, in particular, are found to be much more productive than they were expected to be. Potatoes are not only abundant, but of excellent quality, and have been selling in the Edinburgh market for some weeks past much lower than usual for the season. It is understood that more than the ordinary breadth of land is at present under this crop.-The following article, taken from a contemporary journal, we shall submit to the consideration of our agricultural readers; and if they can con. trive to make their potatoes root as well without the stalks as they are said to do in France, the discovery (taking it for granted that the experiments are accurately reported) must be esteemed of very great importance as a potatoe crop would thus be rendered of nearly five times its present value.-September 22.

AGRICULTURE EXTRAORDINARY. “ A new Product from Potatoes.--An apothecary of Amiens has just obtained a new and very lucrative product from potatoes, by burning the stalks and leaves of the plant to extract the potash, which it contains in abundance. This method consists in cutting the plants just when the flower begins to wither, at which time the stalk is in full via gour. He cuts them five inches from the ground, with a very sharp instrument. The stumps left soon push forth new shoots, which suffice to bring the roots to maturity. The plants cut down are left upon the field eight days, to dry them properly. They are then burnt, as the manufacturers of soda burn the kali, in a hole five feet in diameter and two feet deep, washing the ashes, and evaporating the lye. By this process 2500 lbs. weight of the salt is obtained per acre. The author of this process calculates, that an acre of potatoes, deducting the expences of cultivation, will produce potatoes to the value of 225 francs ; and in salt, deducting the expiences of manufacturing, 816 francs-in all, 1041 francs."

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Wheat, 210 lbs.

Oats, 201 lbs.

Barley, 320 lbs. Bns.& P-e.fOatmeal Flour, Dantzic. For.red. Scotch. Irish. Scots. Eng Englisi. Scotch. tir. Her

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Wht. Rye. Brley. Oats. Beans. Pease.

Oatm. bts, wht. Rye. Barley. | Oats. Beans. Pease. 140lb

s. d. S. d. s. d. s. d. I s. d. $. d. $. d. Aug. 16 86 2 34 11 45 0 34 648 616 840 8

231 85 4 59 11 44 7 35 0 47 10 10 8 41 2

301 82 9 49 11 44 531 249 0,47 110 Sept. 663 4 51 4:41 7 34 318 31 16 8 40 2

s. d. s. d.

s. 9

87 10 53 4 48
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6 9501
2.7 36 454 546
30 183 1 45 91 46

d. S. d. s.
1

33 916
4 34 315
8 35 415
4 34 317

d. s. d. 8113 11 611 9 044 7 9 14 10

Average Prices of Scotland for the Four Weeks immediately preceding 15th August. Wheat, 67s. Id. -Rye, 66s. 8d.-Barley, 458.-Oats, 40s. 8d.--Beans, 575. 11d. Peaze, 588. 41.-Oatuncal, 3ős, 3d, -Bear or Big, 425, 2d.

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VOL. I,

COMMERCIAL REPORT.

COLONIAL PRODUCE.--Sugars. Since the date of our last Report, the market has been lively, and prices improving. Muscovades have been extensively in demand, and have advanced from 9s. to 10s. per cwt. in the course of the last ten days. During the week ending 16th, it is calculated that above 11,500 casks changed hans. The demand for refined goods, both for shipment and speculation, has been extensive, and an advance of 2s. to 3s. has been realized. The great advance on raw sugars has occasioned the refiners to demand a farther advance, and there are no lumps offering under 115s.

Of foreign sugars there are scarcely any for sale ; any parcels offering would realize prices 2s. to 3s. higher. The aggregate average of sugar has been taken for the four months preceding the 5th instant; it is 45s. 10 d. ; consequently, the import duty remains at 27s. per cwt. Coffee.—The prices declined 2s. per cwt. last week. Good ordinary Havannah 92s. and 93s. ; common quality sold at 80s. and 89s. Od. which had formerly brought 92s. and 93s. Cotton.-- There continues to be great speculation in Bengal cotton ; above 5000 bags were purchased last week, chietly, it is believed, for re-sale; the prices 12d. to 14d. The imports during August into London, Liverpool, and Glasgow, were 35,592 bags, being 1627 bags more than in August last year. The Rum market has been heavy, and prices of Leewards Id. lower; Jamaica without variation. Tea.--A sale commenced at the India House on the 2d, and is not yet finished; prices have gone higher ; the Boheas ld. ; Congous 1d. to 2d. ; and liysons 3d. to 4d. Indigo.- There are purchasers of last East India parcels, at ls. per lb. premium on the sale prices ; the holders generally are asking 15d. per Ib. In Spices there is still no variation in price. Tobacco.—There is no general demand. Several orders for export, but limited as to price. A cargo of Virginia has been purchased at 51s. per 100 lb. manifest weight.

EUROPEAN PRODUCE.--Hemp, Flur', and Tallow. There has been a great depression in the prices of tallow, and the market heavy. The prices of hemp and flax cannot be stated at any alteration. Hops.—The prices declined L. 2 to L. 3 last week, the crop being much greater than was expected. The duty, which had been laid at L. 45,000, is now estimated at above L. 95,000. Brandy and Geneva continue without variation.

British Manufactures. We continue to notice, with pleasure, the most cheering reports from all quarters of every branch of our domestic industry. Most of our workmen are now in full employment, and wages are gradually'improving. A considerable manufacturer, who, in one article alone, paid last year duties to the amount of L. 10,000 in the ten weeks following the 1st of July, has this year paid in the same period above L. 13,600 ; and we have reason to believe that the demand for woollens, linens, and cottons, taking them together, has been augmented in at least the same proportion. A letter from New York, speaking of the arrival there of an American vessel from Eng. land, states, that there was nothing on board but English manufactures and other stuffs. The quantity of cotton spun in Scotland this year is supposed to be a tenth more than in any former year. During the last three weeks, cotton yarn has advanced in Glasgow fully 75 per cent. In short, the iron, woollen, cotton, leather, soap, and candle manufactures, are all increasing ; and almost every loom and factory in the kingdom employs more men, or gives them higher wages, than it did six months ago.-September 16.

Course of Exchange, Sept. 16.—Amsterdam, 38:0 B. 2 U. Ditto at sight, 37:8, Agio of the Bank on Holland, 2. Hamburgh, 35 : 2:2. U. Paris, three days sight, 24:40 U. Aluona, 35: 3:2 U. Dublin, 9..

Prices of Gold and Silver, per oz.-Portugal gold, in coin, 14:0:0. Foreign gold, in bars, £4:0:0. Silver, in bars, standard, 20: 5:3.

Premiums of Insurance at Lloyd's.—Guernsey or Jersey, 15s. Id. Cork, Dublin, or Belfast, 15s. Id. to 20s. Hamburgh, 12s. Od. Madeira, 20s. to 23s. Jamaica, 40%. Weckly Prices of the Public Funds, from Angust 18 to September 15, 1817. Aug. 18the 25th. Sept. Ist.

8th. 15th.

.

802

981

105

783

793

Pank stock,

282

282 281 280
81

80
3 per cent, reduced,
3 per cent. consols,

78 8013 797 792 799 4 per cent. consols,

97 98 5 per cent navy ann.co.

105

103) 1053 1053 Imperial 3 per cent. ann.

783 India stock,

233

231 230, 229. 2294 bonds,

122pr. 123pr. 107pr. COpr. 8Gpr. Exchequer bills, 31d.....

31pr.

20pr. Consols for acct.

80
802 80

80 American 3 per cent.com

65 new loan, 6 per cent... 1034

108 French 5 per cents. wwermenu Gofr. 75c. | 08fr. 68fr. 40c. 68fr. 45c. 68fr. 65c.

32pr.

26pr.

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PRICES CURRENT.SEPT. 13. SUGAR, Musc.

LEITH. GLASGOW.

LIVERPOOL. | per B. P. Dry Brown,

78 @

77 @ 81 77 @ 80 cwt. Mid. good, and fine mid. 80

86 81

90 81 89
Fine and very fine,
88 96

90 94 Refined, Double Loaves,

160 Powder ditto,

126 128 Single ditto,

122 124

122 122 126 Small Lumps,

115 118 114 116 123 126 Large ditto,

114 116 112 114 115 121 Crushed Lumps,

72 68 70 70 71 MOLASSES, British,

40 40 COFFEE, Jamaica, Ord. good, and fine ord.

93 87 93 83 90 Mid. good, and fine mid.

106

105 91 108 Dutch, Triage and very ord.

82

76 84 Ord. good, and fine ord.

92

86 92 Mid. good, and fine mid.

104

94 105 St Domingo,

93 86 92 PIMENTO (in Bond), 81 98

9 lb. SPIRITS, Jamaica Rum, 16 0. P. 3s 6d 3s 8d) 3s 6 3s 8d 3s 5

3s 7 gall. Brandy,

6 7 9 Geneva,

10 4 0 Grain Whisky,

0 7 3 WINES, Claret, Ist Growths,

50

hhd. Portugal Red,

45

pipe. Spanish White,

46

butt. Teneriffe,

35

pipe. Madeira,

70 LOGWOOD, Jamaica,

£8 £7 10 £8 0 £8 10 £8 15 ton. Honduras,

9 0

90 9 10 Campeachy,

9 10 0 9 09 10 10 10 FUSTIC, Jamaica,

13 12 10 13 0 11 0 14 0 Cuba,

16 10 17 10 INDIGO, Caraccas fine,

9s 6d I ls 6d 8s 6d 9s 6d9s0 Ils 6 Ib. TIMBER, American Pine,

2 0 2 3

2 2 2 3 foot. Ditto Oak,

4 6 5 0 Christiansand (duties paid),

2 2 2 3 Honduras Mahogany,

1 ] 0 10 1 10 1 1 St Domingo ditto,

1 2 3 0 2 0 2 6 TAR, American,

15 0

brl. Archangel,

19 0 20 PITCH, Foreign,

cwt. TALLOW, Russia Yellow Candle,

71 Home melted, HEMP, Riga Rhine,

£43 £44 £45

ton. Petersburgh Clean,

42 44 FLAX, Riga Thies. and Druj. Rak.

Dutch,
Irish,

stonel Mats, Archangel, £6 0 £6 6

100 BRISTLES, Petersburgh Firsts, 16 10 £17

cwt. ASHES, Petersburgh Pearl, Montreal ditto,

60s

658
Pot,
50s

465 475 0 50s 6 Oil, Whale,

448

46

tun Cod, 55(p. brl.)

Uncertain. TOBACCO, Virginia fine,

10 101 102 11 0 890 93 lb. middling,

9

93 93 10 06
inferior,

8
84

9 0 5 Cortons, Bowed Georgia,

18

1 94 1 7 1 109 Sea Island, fine,

2 6 2 8 2 6 2 8 good,

2 5

2 6 2 3 2 591 middling,

2 3 2 4 111 2 2 Demerara and Berbice,

110 2 0 1 10 2 24 West India,

1 10 2 0 19 1 10 Pernambuco,

2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 Mararham,

2 0 2 4 1 2 1 2 2

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