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An Account of the number of Promissory-Notes stamped in England in each
year, from the 5th of Jan. 1815 to the 5th of Jan. 1819; distinguishing those granted for a sum not exceeding L.1, 1s. ; those exceeding. L.), 1s., and not exceeding L.2, 2s. ; those exceeding L.2, 2s., and not exceeding L.5, 58.; those exceeding L.5, 5s., and not exceeding L.10; those exceeding 1.10, and not exceeding L. 20 ; those exceeding L.20, and not exceeding L.30; those exceeding L.30, and not exceeding 2.50; and those exceeding L.50.
Year end 1 Year end. Year ending Jan. 5. ing Jan. 5. ing Jan. 5. ing Jan. 5.
Not exceeding L.1, 18. ma
2,626,928 1,857,662 3,282,251 | 3,535,477 Exceeding L.), Is, and not exceeding L.2, 25. manana
37,699 23,416 68,540
61,602 Exceeding L.2, 25., and not exceeding L.5, 5s.
469,850 459,493 701,497 745,563 Exceeding L. 5, 5s., and not exceeding L. 20gan
80,716 Exceeding L.5, 5s., and not exceeding L. 10,
48,932 139,992 222,533 225,280 Exceeding L. 10, and not exceeding L. 20, 11,864 23,681 39,978 52,858 Exceeding L. 20, and not exceeding L. 30, 613
711 Exceeding 1,30, and not exceeding L.30, 513
701 Exceeding L. 50, and not exceeding L.100,
504 Comptroller's office, Stamps, Jan. 30. 1819.
C. R. TREFUSIS, C. & A. G.
An Account of the number of Licences granted for issuing Bank-notes, in the
years 1815, 1816, 1817, and 1818.
following is a Return of the Effective Strength of Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Privates, serving in the British Army, on the 25th of January 1819, with the number of Horses :
N. B._Of the above numbers there are about 14,000 pon-commissioned officers and privates supernumerary to the peace establishment of the army; viz. about 2000 belonging to regiments at home, now in the course of discharge, and waiting to pass the board at Chelsea hospital; and about 12,000 at present on foreign stations, who are under orders to be discharged.
There are likewise included in this return about 1300 supernumerary horses of cavalry regiments in Great Britain, of which 813 have been sold, or ordered to be sold, since the date to which the return is made up ; and the remainder will be disposed of without delay,
The following is a Correct Return of the Effective Strength of the Royal Artillery, serving at home and abroad, on the 25th of January 1819, distinguishing the Fool from the Horse Artillery :
Marching battalions at home.
Marching battalions abroad.
Horse Brigade, at home.
Invalid battalion, at home.
Invalid battalion, abroad.
Royal artillery drivers, at home.
Royal artillery drivers, abroad.
Grand Total, 576
An Account of the number of Prisoners tried, and the Offences they were con.
victed of, at the Old Bailey Sessions, in the Year 1818. Murder........ 3 Embezzlement
2 Burglary ........ 25 Fraud
6 House-breaking... ...... 7
.................... 1093 Highway robbery............. 25 Misdemeanours
1430 Horse stealing............. 11 Sheep stealing...
9 Cattle stealing
Between the age of ten and
83 Returning from transportation 1 Between the age of fourForgery
teen and eighteen ...... 195 Uttering forged bank notes 25 Between the age of eighHaving possession of ditto
teen and twenty-one...... 391
OP THESE THERE WERE
By the Lords' Committees, appointed a Secret Committee, to inquire into the
state of the Bank of England, with reference to the expediency of the resumption of cash-payments at the period not fired by law, and into such other matters as are connected therewith ; and to report such information relative thereto as may be disclosed without injury to the public interest, with their observations.
The Committee think it right to session of Parliament. By another premise, that in this investigation act, passed on the 30th of November they have taken as their guide the in the same year, the restriction was decided opinion of Parliament, as further continued until one month declared by many repeated enact- after the conclusion of the war by ments, that the removal of the re. a definitive treaty of peace. On the striction upon cash-payments by the 3d of January 1799, the Directors Bank, or, in other words, the restora- of the Bank, in pursuance of a tion of the currency of the country power reserved to them by the acts to a state of regulation by its an- of Parliament referred to, gave notice cient metallic standard, is an object that on the 14th instant they would which ought to be accomplished at pay in cash all fractional sums under as early a period as shall be found L.5; and on the 1st of February safe and practicable.
1800 would pay cash for all notes The first act, confirming and con- of L. 1 and L. 2 dated prior to the tinuing the restriction contained in 1st of July 1798, or exchange them the minute of Council of the 26th for new notes of the same value, at of February 1797, was passed on the option of the holders. By anthe 3d of May 1797, and was to be other act, passed on the soch of in force till the 24th of June 1797. April 1802, the restriction was conThe restriction was further con- tinued until the 1st of March 1803. tinued by an act passed on the 22d On the 28th of February 1803, it of June 1797, uniil one month after was further continued until the exthe commencement of the then next piration of six weeks after the com
mencement of the then next session possible to the payment of its notes
upon the Bank of England, similar
notes. Dur- . perience might appear most expe- ing the years immediately subsedient for enabling them to resume quent, this treasure experienced a payments in cash, without public in- considerable reduction; but from convenience, and at the earliest pe- the middle of 1804 to the middle of riod; and that a time should be fix. 1808, the favourable state of the ed at which the said restriction exchanges enabled the Bank to should cease;" it was enacted, that make large purchases in gold. In the said restriction should be con- order to encourage the importation tinued untif the 5th of July 1818. of gold, the Directors determined to On the 28th of May 1818, another give L.4 per oz., and the treasure act was passed, by which, after re- was so much augmented as to have citing in the preamble," that it was exceeded in 1808 the highest a
“ highly desirable that the Bank of mount which it had reached in 1799. England should return as soon as From that period it successively de