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3 F. G. Capt. J. Elrington to be Adj. vice Murray, It Lieut. Bland, Royal Art.

res. the Adj. only 8th Jan. 1818.

34 F. Ensign J. Reed, from h. p. Reg. to be Cashicred.

Ens. vice T'rewhitt, ex. rec. diff. do. Lieut. Mockler, 84 F.

47 F. Lieut. E. Dundee, from 86 F. to be Lieut, vice Young, exch.

do. Dismissed.

51 F. J. Meade to be Ensign by pur. vice Lord Lieut. Ruxton, 69 F.

Hay, 85 F.

do. 55 F. Capt. A. Macdonald to be Major by P.. Removed.

vice Frederick, prom.

do.. Lieut. Driscoll, 99 F.

Lieut. T. G. Peacocke to be Capt. by pur.

do. Deaths.

Ensign I. Heard, to be Lieut. by pur. do. Gen. Morse, Royal Eng.

28th Jan. 1818.

H. M. St. V. Rose to be Ensign by pur. - Sir J. Floyd, Bt. 8 Dr. 10th do.

do. Lieut. Gen. Johnstone, R. Mar.

18th do. 60 F. Lieut. J. P. Passly to be Capt. vice Bower, Major-Gen. Seymour,

24th Oct. 1817.
dec,

do. Lieut. Col. Fraser, 76 F.

63 F. Lieut. W. Wood, froin h. p. 10 F. vice Baynes, R. Art. 18th Jan, 1818.

Lieut. Lowman, exch.

do, Major Chapman, 3 Dr. G.

do. 85 F. Ensign W. G. Lord Hay, from 51 F. to Langwerthy, h. p. 24 F.

be Ensign, vice Hamilton, ret. do. Burdett, 1 W. I. R. 21st Oct. 1817. 86 F. Lieut. W. Young, from 47 F. to be Li. Capt. Bower, 60 F.

1st Jan. 1818.
vice Dundee, exch.

do. Lieut. Allen, 24 F.

26th May 1817. 91 F. B. Lt. Col. T. H. Blair to be Major by p. Beale, h. p. 56 F.

8th Nov.
vice Meade, ret.

do. Baylee, h. p. 58 F.

12th Jan. 1818.

Lieut. R. G. Lavers to be Captain by pur. Rogers, 58 F. 16th do.

do. Parkinson, R. York Ra. 26th Oct. 1817.

Ensign W. H. Barker to be Lieut. by pur. Ensign William Silk, late Invalids Jan. 1818.

do. Paym. Licut. Philby, Sussex Mil. 27th Dec. 1817.

A. Maclean to be Ensign by pur.

do. Surgeon Hicks, 92 F.

96 F. Capt. Hon. H. F. c. Cavendish, from h. Assist. Surg. Shannan, 14 F. 19th June 1817.

p. 25 F. to be Capt. vid F. Glasse, ex. Nixon, R. Art.

25th Dec.
rec. dift.

do. Baker, (drowned off St Lucia) Royal 1W. I. R. Lieut. S. Gordon, to be Capt, vice Bur. Art.

21st Oct.
dett, dec.

do. Staff and Miscellaneous.

Lieut R. Wickham, from h. P.

6 W. I. R. Bolten, Insp. of Hosp.

9th Jan, 1818.
to be Lieut.

do. Woulie, Staff Surg. at Dominica 13th Nov. 1817.

Lieut. J. Hylton, from h. p. 5 W. I. R. Birningtiam, Hosp. Assist. to the Forces at Do

to bc Lieut. vice Walsh, exch. minica 6th do.

25th Dec. 1817. Oliver, ditto, at Antigua

22d do. Cape Cor. Ensign O. G. Stockenstroom to be William Williams, ditto, at Dominica, 18th Oct.

Lieut.

Sth Jan. 1818.
Alterations and Additions.

Lieut. C. H. Somerset, from 60 F. vice
Walsh, exch.

9th do. Brevet Major P. Anderson, att. to Port. Army, to

J. Van Ryneweld to be Ensign, vice be Lt. Col. in Port, Serv. 4th Sept. 1817.

Stockenstroom

Śth do.

METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.

In addition to the general results given in former reports, the present will be found to contain the following: Under the head Thermometer, the mcan daily range, or the difference between the highest and lowest temperatures, and the mean temperature of spring water, running at the depth of about 3 feet beneath the surface : Under Barometer, the mean daily range of the mercurial column, or the quantity of elevation and depression in the course of 24 hours. These results, it is conceived, will convey a more accurate idea of the nature of the weather, than could be derived from the mere average temperature and pressure. Great fluctuations in the barometer are generally supposed to indicate an approaching storm, but we have found of late, that a sudden change of temperature, as indicated by the thermometer, is a more sure prognostic of a gale than exen a depression of the mercurial column. The high winds during the month of January were always preceded by a sudden elevation of temperature. To the report we have annexed the results of the rats' bladder hygrometer, invented by Mr Wilson, in which the point of complete saturation is denoted by 0, and the point of extreme dryness by 100. From the delicate nature of the instrument, however, we cannot promise our readers a regular report on this point, though we shall endeavour to do so, as long as it remains uninjured. The mean temperature of January is about two degrees lower. than the same month last year, and the quantity of snow and rain considerably greaterMean state of the atokosphere, with regard to dryness, 0.00137 grains of moisture to the Qubic inch.

FOL. 11.

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE, Ertracted from the Register kept on the Banks of the Tays four miles east from

Perth, Latitude 56° 25', Elevation 185 feet.

JANUARY 1818.

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Means.

Extremes.
THERMOMETER. Degrees.

THERMOMETER. Degrees. XIean of greatest daily heat,

42.1 Maximum,

12th day,

52.0 cold, 32.1 Minimum,

Ist,

22.0 : : temperature, 10 A.'m.

37.8 Lowest maximum,

Ist,

30.0 10 P. M. 35.4 Highest minimum,

9th,

43.5 • of daily extremes,

37.1
Highest 10 A. M.

15th,

50.0 10 A. M. and 10 P. M. 36.6 Lowest ditto,

Ist,

27.5 4 daily observations, 36.8 Highest 10 P. M.

9th,

46.5 whole range of Thermometer,

307.5
Lowest ditto,

1st,

22.5 Mean daily ditto, 9.9 Greatest range in 24 hours, 15th,

20.0 • temperature of spring' water, 37.7 Least ditto,

4.5 BAROMETER. Inches.

BAROMETER.

Inches. Mean of 10 A. M. (temp. of mer. 10) 29.372 Highest 10 A. M.

2d,

30,135 10 P. M. (temp. of mer. 40) 29.369 Lowest ditto,

15th,

28.688 both (temp. of mer. 40) 29.370 Highest 10 P. M.

1st,

30.090 Whole range of barometer,

12.423 Lowest ditto,

27th,

28.824 Mean daily ditto, .401 Greatest range in 24 hours, 21st,

.975 Least ditto,

-030 HYGROMETER (LESLIE'S). Degrees.

7.4

HYGROMETER. Men of 10 A. M..

Degrees. 10 P. M. 6.0 Highest 10 A. M.

31st,

15.0 both, 6.7 Lowest ditto,

1st, Rain in Inches,

2.858 Highest 10 P. M.

27th,

18.0 Evaporation in ditto,

1.031 Lowest ditto,

1st,

0.0 WILSON'S HYGROMETER.

WILSON'S HYGROMETER. Mean of 10 A, M. 18.0 Greatest dryness, 27th, 10 P. M.

43.0 10 P. M. 16.7 Least ditto, 1st, 10 A. M.

0.0 Fair days 13; rainy 18; wind, west of meridian, 26 ; east of meridian, 5.

.

2

783 E. 33 S. E.

18 SM. 32
19 M. 37

3

4 M. 36

20 M. 45

5

21

6 M. 35

22,

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.
Ther. Baro.
Attach. (Wind. Remarks.

Attach.

Ther. Baro. Wind. Remarks. Ther.

Ther. Jan. 15 M. 3929.792 M. 35 1

Misty, keen Ja. 17{

SM. 32 29.131M. 35 )
E. 27
.909E. 33

Stormy day.
Calm.
frost, calm.
E. 33 .160 E. 35

W.

snow, frost. M. 32.934M. 33 Mis. for. cl.

.284 M. 34 E. 35

Keen frost, aft. w. mod.

E. 30

N.W. .815 E. 33

sunsh. w. m. M. 31) .472 M. 341 Snow, frost.

964M. 35
E.
E. 33

Fresh. wind
.258 E. 33)
wind high.
IE. 39 .953 E. 38

W.

moderato.
.102 M. 35
Snow, sl. ro.

.683 M. 42
S. E.
E 38/28.993 E. 36)

Mild, slight
and fr.w, m.
UE. 45 .469E, 14

S. W.

show, w. n. M. 3529.970 M. 35

Frost, mno.fr.

M. 48 .141 M. 42
E. 37

s. E.
.153 E. 37

Ditto. sunsh. day, w. mod. E. 38 .631 E. 40

N.W.

forenvon.
.607M. 35
Cold aftern.

M. 4428.991 M. 421
E. 40

W.
.568 E. 38

High wind, wind high. UE. 36.849 E. 41

S. W.

heavy rain. M. 421 .403 M. 42

Showery,

M. 31 .958 M. 35 )
E. 371

W.
.216E. 40

Storm. snow wind high. (E. 31

W. .958 E. 34

drift,w. high. SM. 36 8

Sunshine,
.514 M. 37

.952 M. 35
N. W.
E. 38

wind sharp
.761 E. 393

Fresh, fr. nt. E. 32 29.370 E. 35

N. W.

wind moder.
SM, 45 .306 M. 42
Fro.nt. fresh

.515 M. 31
9
W.

Fresh
E. 461 .358 E. 45 day, wind hi.

UE. 14

W. .307 E. 42

wind moaler. 104 M. 47 28.991 M. 45 Heav.rn. lig

.214 M. 40 E. 4029.105 E. 42 } S. W. high

Mild, showy, wind.

w. UE. 331 .191 E. 36

ut.windinod. M. 38 .126 M. 101 Sunsh. fo.rn.

.254 M. 36 W.

34 E. 3528.992 E. 40$ land sno. aft.

27{E: 38 28.785€. 39

s. W.Fresh, cold, Snow on grd.

high wind.
M. 32/29.373 M. 36
E. 371
S. W.

28 M. 32 .927 M. 35
.240 E. 38
wind mod.

Is. w. Stormy, sno.
UE. 31 .883 E. 36

Jurift, windh. M. 51 28.751 M. 47 13

Wind

very S. W.

.998 M. 36 E. 38 29.242 E. 42

Fresh for. ir. "hig. With m. E. 34 .99 E. 36

W.

i ven, w. mo. 314M. 39 s. W. Ditto.

.719 M. 371 hovery, E. .104 E. 40

E. 36 .719 E. 37

ind.moder M. 5228.640 M. 48

W.
Ditto. with

.811 M. 35

Sunsh. frost E. 38 .804 E. 41 thun.and lig.

E. 331

•768 E. 34W. M. 31 29.251 M. 37}w.

night, w. m. 16

Snow. rain,
E. 35 ,101 E. 37 sleet. w. mo.

25

24 M. 54

25 M. 31

day,

26 | M. 40

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State of the Barometer, fc. from January 14th, to February 13th, 1818, in the

Vicinity of Edinburgh. 1818. Barom. | Thermo. Rain. Weather.

Barom. Thermo. Rain. Weather.

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Jan. 14

15 16 77 18

Quantity of Rain

1.91

AGRICULTURAL REPORT,

The weather of late has been uncommonly favourable for the usual labours of the season ; and the crops in the ground are in a sound and healthy state. Turnips have been little if at all injured by frost, and never rendered of difficult access by depth of snow; and as fat stock begins to be in better demand, it is expected that the feeder will have a moderate profit on his spring sales. Wheat sowing is now proceeding upon the lands newly cleared from turnip with facility and dispatch wherever the soil is naturally dry. The greatest evil to be apprehended from the mildness of the season and the wetness of the last summer and autumn, is the rot in sheep, of which there has been much complaint in the south, and more lately in Scotland also. Here we have another evil to lament, and a different source of apprehension, namely, the unfitness of the grain of the late districts for seed, and the danger of much bad seed being used, owing to the inability of the farmers to purchase what is sound. In the Highlands of Scotland generally, though there must be numerous exceptions, the oats of last year's growth have suffered too much from frost to be safely sown ; and we happen to know that a number of the proprietors and wealthy farmers of that quarter have ordered seed from the Lowlands; but even here there is much need for caution and selection. Potatoes still continue at a moderate price, and form the chief resource of the labouring classes. The cornmarkets continue to be fully supplied, and prices have been nearly stationary. From the averages to be made up to the 15th of the present month, there can be no doubt that the ports will be opened to the importation of most kinds of grain. The price of butcher-meat rises gradually in this market; and in retail sells about a penny per pound higher than two months ago, the price being now 6d. and 7d. Landed property has become a more marketable article than it was for the last two years, the public stocks at present holding out less encouragement to speculation, and the successful adventurers wishing to realize their profits by investing them in what must always be the most certain and permanent source of revenue.

At this season, the demand for labour usually begins to revive, and it is a fortunate circumstance for the working classes in this quarter, that a new and extensive source of employment is about to open to them, in the

execution of a canal between Edinburgh and the Forth and Clyde Canal near Falkirk. Ten miles of the line have been already centracted for, and the operations are about to begin, under the direction of a very spirited gentleman, who, we understand, has been employed on similar works of great extent in England. Feb. 14.

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Dantzic. For.red. AmericnIrish. Scots. Eng. English. Scotch. Stir. Mea. 140 lbs. 280 lbs.

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Maritime Districts.
Wht. Rye. Brley. Oats. Beans. Pease.

Oatm. Dts. Wht. Rye. Barley. Oats. Beans. Pease.

1818.

14011).

S.

Jan.

$. d.

d. 6. d. s. d. 8. d. s. d. s. d.
385 4 50 945 11 27 10 595 51 0 54 7
101 85 6 51 015 828 551 951 953
17 85 3 51 745 6 27 11 52 1 50 953 5
24/84 6 50 11 15 8 27 9 19 3 51 331 11
311 83 11 | 19 71 45 7 28 2 50 7151 81 32 4

$. d. 8. d. S. d. $. d. s. dls. d. 3 87 3 48 0 46 10 27 3 51 7130 0 10 87 448 146 2 28 2 18 8150) ? 17 87 1 48 11 46 427 5 50 1 17 8 24 86 3 48 71 46 427 016

018 0 31 85 3 48 il 45 5127_5118 11l1 9

Arerage Prices of Scotland for the Four Weeks immediately preceding 15th January. Wheat, 73.. 20.--Rye, 588. Jd.-Barley, 10s. 80.-Oats, 323. 3d. ---Peans, 55s. Sd. Pease, 545.

Oatmcal, 298. 2d.-Bear or Big, 39s. 5d.

COMMERCIAL REPORT.

COLOXIAL PRODUCE.-Sugars. Towards the end of January, a revived inquiry for sugars took place, the demand being principally for the new sugars from Demerara and Berbice ; the fine sold Is. to 2s. higher. There were also considerable inquiries after foreign ; but no material improvement can be stated as to price. In the refined market, there has been little business done. Coffee.--Extensive sales have taken place since our last report ; and, on all the ordinary descriptions, an advance of about 10s. has taken place ; good middling has also been quoted 4s. to 5s. higher. Cotton. There was a considerable revival in the demand for cotton last week ; the purchases of Pernams were extensive, chiefly on speculation, and for France; prices 28. to 2s. 1d. ; Berbice 21 d. to 23£d. ; Surats, 1410 to 15d. ; and Bengals, lodd. to ls. Rum. From the very low prices of this article, there is a strong expectation that it will become a great article of export in the spring; at present there is little doing. Tobacco is in considerable request, chiefly on speculation, and for the home manufacture ; the prices remain without variation. Spices are in some request, with an appearance of advancing currency. Oils. Every description has declined in price ; Greenland about L. 2, and other kinds from L. 1 to L. 2. There is at present little business doing.

EUROPEAN PRODUCE.Hemp, Flax, and Tallow. Towards the end of last month the demand for tallow revived ; but has again given way, and prices are quoted Is. lower. In hemp and flax, a good deal of business has been done, but no material alteration has taken place in prices. Brandy and Hollands. Since our last, both these articies have declined 3d. per gallon ; but there is at present some appearance of a revival in the demand for brandy.

British Manufactures—There can be no better proof of the progressive improvement of our manufactures, and the estimation in which they are held on the Continent, than the complaints we daily read in the foreign papers, of the injury done to their native manufactures by the introduction of ours. We noticed, in our last, the favourable state of the Glasgow trade ; and we continue to receive similar accounts of the thriving condi. tion of manufactures in Manchester, Liverpool, and various other places. By a docu. ment just published, the thriving state of trade at Liverpool is fully evidenced. Thus it is said, “ the soap trade is very bare of tallow;" “ the stocks of hemp are far below the orlinary consumption;" “ there is little or no foreign flax remaining;” “ the demand for foreign iron for the East Indies has cleared the Liverpool market of all that was on hand,” &c. The following extraordinary exportation, in two articles only, took place at Liverpool, between the 10th of October 1817, and the 5th of January 1818:Of cotton stuffs, (including white and printed calico, cottons, &c. 24,835,335 yards. Of stockings, (cotton only, exclusive of silk, &c.) 380,544 pairs. Averaging the cottons at only Is per yard, and the stockings at 2s. per pair, the amount of exports for three months, in these two articles alone, is nearly L. 1,300,000.--Feb. 9.

Course of Exchange, London, Feb. 10.-Amsterdam, 36 : 10 B. 2 V. Ditto at sight, 36: 4. Rotterdam, 11:7.2 U. Antwerp, 11: 8 Ex M. Agio of the Bank on Holland, 2. Hamburgh, 34: 0 24 U. Altona, 34: 1 2 U. Paris, 3 days sight, 24: 5 U. Bourdeaux, 24:5. Frankfort on the Maine, 142 : Ex. M. Madrid, 40 : effective. Ca. diz, 39effect

. Gibraltar, 35. Leghorn, 514. Lisbon, 59. Rip Janeiro, 65. Dublin, 8 per cent. Cork, 9.

Prices of Gold and Silver, per oz.-Portugal gold, in coin, £4:2:6. Foreign gold in bars, £4:2:6. New Dollars, £0:6:4.

Premiums of Insurance at Lloyd's Guernsey or Jersey, 20s. 2.-Cork or Dublin, 258. a 30s.-Belfast, 258. a 30s.-Hambro', 3g. a 5g.-Madeira, 20s. a 25.-Jamaica, 30s. a 35.-Greenland, out and at home, Weekly Prices of the Public Funds, from January 14 to February 11, 1818.

Jan. 14th. Jan. 21st. Jan. 28th. Feb. 3d. ¡Feb. llthe

802 99!

Bank stock,
3 per cent, reduced,
3 per cent. consols,
4 per cent. consols,
5 per cent. navy ann.
India stock,

bonds,
Exchequer bills, 2d......

2fd.omacan Consols for acct. wniowa American 3 per cents.....

- new 6 per cents.caran French 5 per cents. comma

290 2904 290 2884 290
813 815 80. 799 803
80% 801 794 795
99

984,
105 1053

1041

1055 1061 244

2402 2394 241 106pr. 108pr. 107pr. 101pr.

97pr. 19.21pr. 19.21pr. 17.27pr. | 19.21pr. 18.20pr. 23.28pr. 22.27pr.

25.29pr. 21.25pr, 824 814

794 80% 65

103 65fr.95c. 165 fr. 95 c./66 fr. 75 C. 66 fr. 55 €

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