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Average Prices of Corn in Scotland for the Four Weeks preceding March 15. Wheat, 53s. 6d.-Rye, 32s. 6d.-Barley, 24s. 10d.-Oats, 20s. 1d.-Beans, 31s. 1d.-Pease, 30s. 11d. Oatmeal, per boll, 16s. 3d.-Bear or Big, 22s. 2d.
Course of Exchange, London, April 10.-Amsterdam, 12: 4. c. f. Ditto, at sight, 12: 11. Rotterdam, 12: 15. Antwerp, 12: 11. Hamburgh, 38: 7. Altona, 38 8. Paris, days sight, 25: 80. Bourdeaux, 26: 15. Frankfort on the Maine, 1564. Madrid, 36. Cadiz, 35. Gibraltar, 304. Leghorn, 464. Genoa, 434. Lisbon, 381. Oporto, 49. Rio Janeiro, 49. Dublin, 8 per cent. Cork, 8 per cent.
Prices of Bullion per oz.-Foreign gold in bars, L.. 3: 17: 104. New doubloons, L. 3: 14: 3. New dollars, L. 0: 4: 10. Silver in bars, standard, L. 0:4: 11.
Premiums of Insurance at Lloyd's.-Guernsey or Jersey, 15s. 9d.-Cork or Dublin, 15s. 9d.-Belfast, 15s. 9d.-Hamburgh, 25s.-Madeira, 20s.-Jamaica, 30s.Greenland out and home, 4 gs. to 6 gs.
Weekly Prices of the Public Funds, from Murch 21 to April 11, 1821.
ALPHABETICAL LIST of ENGLISH BANKRUPTS, announced between the 20th February and 20th March 1821; extracted from the London Gazette.
Acason, J. Valentine Farm, Ridge, Herefordshire,
Alport, T. R. Birmingham, leather-dresser
Astley, M. Goswell-street, china-warehouseman
Field, J. and T. Muscovy-court, Trinity-square,
Fox, E. L. jun. Idol-lane, Tower-street, broker
Frost, L. Liverpool, timber-merchant
Guy, J. Blackfriar's-road, dealer
Harrison, J. Manchester, cotton-spinner
Heaton, J. Scholes, York, nail-manufacturer
Hebdin, A. O. Parliament-street, woollen-cloth merchant
ALPHABETICAL LIST of SCOTCH BANKRUPTCIES and DIVIDENDS, announced March 1821, extracted from the Edinburgh Gazette.
Ainslie, Robert, late of Edingham, W. S. and underwriter
Braid, Robert, junior, Carsemill, late distiller Brooks and Blackie, Grangemouth, and W. Blackie and Company, Glasgow, merchants and commission-agents
Brown, Archibald, Leith, grocer
Mackay, John, Thurso, merchant
Macnair, Alexander, Dingwall, merchant
Reid, Francis and Sons, Glasgow, watch-makers Walker, Alexander, Aberdeen, merchant and insurance-broker
Balfour, James, Kirkcaldy, merchant; by Robert Kirk, merchant there
Burn and Pringle, Fisherrow, timber-merchants; by J. Dudgeon, W. S. Leith
Fyfe, James, Leith, cabinet-maker; by M. Smellie, writer there
Johnston, John, New Abbey, manufacturer; by D. Armstrong, writer in Dumfries Pollock, A. and J. Paisley, cotton-yarn merchants; by A. Deans, the trustee Richardson, James and William, Hawick, woolmerchants and manufacturers; by A. Lang, writer in Selkirk.
THE LATE JAMES BONAR, ESQ.
THE death of JAMES BONAR, Esq. Solicitor of Excise, took place on the 25th ult., after a short illness. This gentleman was eminently distinguished in this city as a man of science-as a scholarand as a Christian.
Possessed of an active mind, and of a studious disposition, Mr Bonar carly devoted much of his time and attention to those literary pursuits, which qualified him to fill the highest offices in many of the most distinguished literary and scientific societies of this city. He was an early member of, and for many years Secretary to, the Speculative Society-a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and of the Astronomical Institution, in each of which he held the office of Treasurer at the time of his death. But his personal exertions were not confined to the promotion of literature and science; he ever evinced the liveliest interest in every institution which proposed the dissemination of religious truth as its object, and for thirty years discharged the duties of one of the principal officers of the Society for Propagating Religious Knowledge. He was Secretary to the Society for the Sons of the Clergy, and one of the Secretaries of the Edinburgh Bible Society; indeed, there is scarcely a
society in the city or neighbourhood whose object was to promote either the present or future happiness of mankind, in which he has not been recognised as an active and valuable member. When to this is added the exemplary piety of his private life, his cheerfulness of disposition, unobtrusive manners, extensive knowledge, indefatigable industry, and unwearied zeal in every pursuit in which he engaged, we cannot but consider the death of such a man a public loss.
THE LATE SAMUEL ANDERSON, ESQ.
WE have to discharge the melancholy duty of recording in our obituary of this month, the death of SAMUEL ANDERSON, Esq. of Rowchester and Moredun, banker in this city. He had set off for his seat in Berwickshire on Tuesday the 27th ult., accompanied by his lady and daughter, and whilst the horses were changing at the Inn of Whitburn, he was suddenly taken ill, and, in a short time, breathed his
Few individuals have been looked up to with more confidence and respect, as a citizen of Edinburgh, than Mr Anderson. Endowed with superior talents, and educated for a mercantile profession, his mind acquired an expansion of ideas, and a
liberality of thought, by which his public conduct was ever regulated. In early life he was assumed as a partner in the banking-house of Sir William Forbes and Co., and his situation there brought him more in contact with the public.-Easy of access, all ranks found in him a ready and able friend, either to direct at the outset regulate in the progress or support at the close of life. His acts of liberality and generosity were no less numerous than they were judicious; but of the extent of these no idea can be formed, as genuine modesty and a total want of ostentation were most conspicuous traits in his charac
In general society, his manners were affable and unobtrusive-his conversation lively and instructive-his remarks, at all times shrewd, were uniformly to the point at issue. When retired in the bosom of his family, he shone conspicuous as an attentive and an affectionate husband, and a fond father. He was cheerful, humorous, and gay-enjoying at all times innocent mirth, and possessing a vein of wit, which, though often displayed, was never known to touch upon the foibles, or wound the feelings of any one.
The general regret which his loss has occasioned is the best testimony to his public character and private worth; and must prove a balm of consolation to the family and relations whom he has left to lament his loss.-Edin. Courant.
THE LATE DR GREGORY.
IT is seldom our lot to record the death of an individual so universally esteemed, or whose loss will occasion so irreparable a blank both in the academical celebrity of this city, and the national distinction of the country. He has long been at the head both of the Medical School and the Medical Practice of Edinburgh, and to his great talents and distinguished character much not only of the eminence of the University, but also of the prosperity of the city, is to be ascribed. For above 30 years he has annually taught the medical students of the University the most important part of their professional duties; and an admiration for his abilities, and reverence for his character, have, in consequence, extended not only as far as the English language is spoken, but as far as the light of civilization has spread in the world. Perhaps there is no scientific man now in existence whose name is so universally revered, or whose instructions have diffused over so wide a sphere the means of relieving human distress.
He was appointed in the year 1776, at the early age of 23, to the professorship of the Theory of Physic, and he continued to teach this class, with great distinction, for 14 years. As a text book for his lectures, he
published, in the year 1782, his Conspectus Medicina Theoretica, which soon became a work of standard reputation over all Europe, not only in consequence of the scientific merits which it possessed, but the singular felicity of classical language with which it was written. In the year 1790 he was appointed, in consequence of the death of Dr Cullen, to the chair of the Practice of Physic, the most important medical professorship in the University; and, for 32 years, he sustained and increased the celebrity which the eminence of his predecessor had conferred upon the office. During this long period, the fame which his talents had acquired, attracted students from all parts of the world to this city, all of whom returned to their homes with a feeling of reverence for his character, more nearly resembling that which the disciples of antiquity felt for their instructors, than any thing which is generally experienced in the present situation of society.
Of the estimation in which his scientific merits were held throughout Europe, it is a sufficient proof, that he is one of the few of our countrymen who have been honoured with a seat in the Institute of France; a distinction which is only conferred upon a very small and select number of foreign
As a literary man he has long enjoyed a very high reputation. His acute and discriminating mind was early devoted to the study of Metaphysics, and in the Literary and Philosophical Essays, which he published in the year 1792, is to be found one of the most original and forcible refutations of the dangerous doctrine of Necessity which has ever appeared. To his reputation as an accomplished scholar, all the well informed persons in both parts of the island can bear testimony; he was one of the few men who have rescued this country from the imputation of a deficiency in classical taste, which is thrown upon it with too much justice by our southern neighbours, and demonstrated that the vigour of Scottish talent may be combined with the elegance of English accomplish
He was one of the last of that illustrious body of literary and scientific men, whose labours gave distinction to their country during the latter part of the last century; and among the names of his intimate friends may be ranked those of almost all his contemporaries, who will be remembered in future ages as men of science or learning; of Cullen and Black, of Reid, and Smith, and Stewart; and we will venture to say, that the spot where his remains now lie interred, beside those of Adam Smith, will long be visited by the admirers of Scottish genius, as fitted to awaken no common recollections.