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101 Queries.- Literary Notices.Prices Current, &c. 102 * monarch of the ocean. The Fame

Literary Notices. has brought home nine fish, the whole of which were taken by this means.

Professor Lee is preparing, in Persian and In one case, instant death was pro- tyn with the learned of Persia, as a manual for

English, the whole controversy of Mr. Marduced by a single rocket; and in all Missionaries to establish the truth of the Scripcases the speed of the fish was much tures against Mahometanism. diminished, and its power of sinking Speedily will be published, A Mother's Porlimited to three or four fathoms. The trait, sketched soon after her decease, for the peculiar value and importance of the study of her children. By their surviving parocket in the fisheries, is, that by means of it, all the destructive effects las; consisting of 48 plates, including every

Geography:-New Edinburgh General At. of a six or even a twelve pounder piece New Discovery, or recent Alteration in the of artillery, may be given with an Boundaries of States, &c., with a Consulting apparatus not heavier than a musket, Index. Each map is accompanied with a Letand with scarcely any shock or re- ter-press Description, embracing every impor

tant feature in the Geographical, Political, and action on the boat. It appears that Statistical condition of the Countries delineated some of the smallest rockets employed thereon. Oblong folio, half-bound, 31. 3s. in the Fame penetrated completely Just published, 18mo. 3s. bound,

An Abridge through the body of the fish, so that ment of the Youth's Spelling and Pronouncing the effect of the explosion was visible Theological Dictionary of the New Testament,

desigued for the use of the national and other on the opposite side.---On the score of schools. By E. Dawson, dedicated by perhumanity, the employment of these mission to the Lord Bishop of Durham. rockets is also very desirable, as Just imported, in one vol. 8vo. dedicated by their fierce and destructive fire acting permission to the Most Noble the Marquis of on the vitals of the animal, almost in Hastings, A Grammar of the Sunscrit Lanstantly destroys life; and saves the guage, on a new plan. By the Rev. William lingering tortures of the harpoon, axe, and even saw, which are occasionally Average Price of Grain per Quarter, for the 12 resorted to.

Districts, from the Gazette.
Wheat. Barley./Oats. Rye. Beans. Peas.

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8. 51 2 22 10 18 11 27 3 26 8 28 1. On Junius Brutus.

15. 49 2 22 1 18 7 25 3 24 9 22 3 J. L. asks, Was the conduct of Junius Brutus, in condemning and

Number of Bankrupts. executing his own sons, consistent with justice or humanity? and re- Average Prices of Sugar

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Total with which a poor man ought to be Price of Slocks, London, Dec. 24. acquainted, in reference both to this Bank Stock, 2354 5 Ex. Bills, 2d., £1000, world and the next?

3 per Cent. Red.761 3. On the Power of charming Adders. Long Ann. 1945-16ths Small Ditto, 24 pm.

Ditto, £500, 2 1 pm.

4 per Cent. 96 5% T. D. asks, on what principle are India Bonds, 70 69 pm Cons. for Ac. 77/ 113 serpents prevented from poisoning Prices of Foreign Stock in London, Dec. 24. those persons by whom they are said French 5 per cent. with div. from Sept. 22,38f. to be charmed, although they take Prassian 5 per Cent. with div. fr. Oct. 1, 85} them in their hands, or carry them in Russian 6 per Cents, with div. from July 1,82.; their bosoms?

Exchange, 12d. 4. On Mr. Law's Portrait and Writings. Ditto Metallic 5 per Cents, with div. fr. Sep. 1,

An admirer of the Rev. Wm. Law, Neapolitan 5 per cent. Bonds, with div. from would be obliged to any correspondent

July 1, 72. who would inform him if any portrait Spanish 5 per Cent. Bonds, with div. fr. Oct. 30, of this justly celebrated divine was

56% ; Exchange, 4s. 3d. ever published, and also furnish a cor

Austrian Metallic 5 per Cent. with div. from rect list of his works, through the me- Danish 5 per cent. with div. from Jan. 1, 1822,

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COMMERCIAL REPORT, LIVERPOOL, 25th DECEMBER, 1821. The year is about to close upon us, under circumstances of peculiar interest. Our foreign trade has been much diminished since the general peace; and, notwithstanding our peculiar maritime situation as a nation, the wealth, resources, industry, and liberal enterprising spirit of the country, we do not reap those benefits from these advantages, which our individual efforts have enabled other nations, our competitors, to obtain. L'pon a near examination, however, it will be found, that we are deprived of our fair share of the beneficial trade of the world, by certain difficulties emanating from our own navigation, revenue, and navigation laws. To this circumstance, there ore, and not to a reduced trade in the world, may be ascribed the stagnation felt and complained of in our foreign commerce. It is consoling, however, to learn, that the subject has engaged the attention of Government, and some prelin inary steps were taken during the last session of Parliament, to remove some of the impediments aitending our foreign trade, to increase our relations with such countries as open a free intercourse with us. For other governments, finding us tenacious in not relaxing in our restrictive system, adopt retaliatory measures, to the exclusion of our productions and shipping; which the very loans they contract in this country (our capitalists not having sufficient employment for their funds at home) assist them in enabling to do most efl'ectually. Presuming, then, that inany of the restrictions and laws relating to commerce will be altered and modified in conformity to the changed state of things, we may look forward to an enlarged trade, as foreigners will certainly avail thenselves of the facilities afforded them in this country to trade intermediately with the distant

parts of the world, wbich are indiscriminately opened to all.

With this short sketch of our opinion upon the above vital points, which we may occasionally advert to, we proceed to state some of the late leading transactions in our market.

Of Cotton, the imports have not been so extensive as were anticipated; the demands, bow. ever, have been proportionate : the sales of the week preceding the last, were 7011 packages, they amounted, during the week just elapsed, to 6560 packages, which are underneath the classification, with the prices. 2879 Bags of Uplands, from 8 to 101

80 Bags of Mina Geras, 9 to 103 Orleans, 8 to 121

299

Demeraras, 91 to 11 331 Alabamas,

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Surinam, 11 356 Sea Islands, 141 to 22

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8 to 9 870 Bahias, 10) to 11

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7o8} 121 Maranham, 11 to 113

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oto 63 Unless the import of Cotton increases, some improvement seems very probable. The imports during the year, up to this period, are 103,931 packages ; and prices, generally speaking, are ld. per pound below the prices of December last.

of Sugars, the import has been 331,327 hhds. British : 87,779 barrels and bags of British and East-India sorts ; of Ilavannah, 1676 boxes ; of Brazil, 4396 cases. The average prices inay be considered os. to 8s. per cwt. lower than at the same period last year. The demand is now good, and the consumption of Sugar seems evidently on the iucrease. The prices are,-dry brown, 53s. to 57 s.; middling, 59s. to 68s.; good to fine, 70s. to 80s.

Of Coffee, the import has been 6030 tierces, 15,211 barrels and bags. The present prices are on an average 12s. to 15s. per cwt. under those of the preceding year. It may be also remarked, that the consumption is greatly increased in this country, the accounts of forthcoming crops are promisiug, and the present rates are somewhat high. Our present stock does not exceed 300 tons.

of Rum, the import has been 8129 puncheons. Prices are low ; for Jamaica 0. P. Is. IL. to 2s. per gallon.

The import of Tobacco has been 57 11 hhds.; the sunplies are expected to be abundant.

Carolina Rice commands 15s. to 18s. per cwt. in bond. The import is 12, 173 casks and bags, including some small arrivals from India.

Ashes are become extremely scarce, and the price is advancing. Americau Pots 10s. Pearls 42s. to 13s. The imports are 22,999 casks.-Of Logwood, the import has been very small, only amounting to 1153 tons; the price is £l. 10s. to 2. per ton above the ruling prices last year. - Jamaica Logwood £9. Campeachy £10. per ton. Fastic is little inquired after.

of African Palm Oil, the imports have been 8753 casks ; the price is £29. 10s. per tan.

Of Tallow, there have arrived 12,587 casks and serons. The price of Yellow Candle has suddenly risen from 48s. to 50s. per ewt. Hemp continues to advance, and sells readily at £50. per ton. The import only amounts to 926 tons.

Of Hides, there have been received 241,411. The prices are considerably higher than in the preceding year.

of Timber, there have arrived 360 cargoes. Pine realizes 19d. to 20d. per foot.

Grain. There is some revival in our corn market ; good old Wheats have attracted the notice of speculators. New Irish Wheats are also more saleable at some improvement. Wheat under lock is not inquired for. Oats and Barley are also held for higher rates. The holders of the late arrivals of American Flour, reqaire 285. per barrel. New French Clover Seed sells at 72s. per cwt. There have been no arrivals of American. Of American Flax Seed, there have as yet been no imports ; the prices are expected to open at 58s. to 60s. per hbd. ; and a large

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time in the creation of the universe. No. 2.-The Septenary Law of Nature And even to the present day, the most considered and demonstrated. barbarous and heathen nations are not (Continued from col. 18.)

destitute of some traces of it. The Having in No. 1, laid down the sep- very early and general division of time tenary system of the universe, accord- into weeks, or periods of seven days, has ing to the theory of Mr. Macnab, it is been a subject which has nonplused proper before we proceed further, that the learned infidel, who will not admit some evidence should be adduced in the authority of scripture in the case. support of it. Though the theory be He tries in vain to account for it from acknowledged to be in a great mea- any other ancient source of informasure artificial; yet the foundation it tion. We find, from time immemoseems to hold in the scriptures, and in rial, the use of this period prevailing the works and providence of God,—and among all nations, without any variaabove all, the wonderful facility with tion in the form of it. The Israelites, which it may be made to illustrate the Assyrians, Egyptians, Indians, Aramost abstruse subjects, both in pby- bians, and, in a word, all the nations sics and in morals, as shall by and of the East, have, in all ages, made by be made to appear --render it an use of a week consisting of seven days. admirablc conception of its author. We find the same custom among the Nor does it signify much to us, what ancient Romans, Gauls, Britons, Germethod any author may adopt, whe- mans, the nations of the North, and of ther it be numbers, allegories, or hie- America, before they had any interroglyphics, provided it conveys clear course with other nations. * and distinct conceptions to our mind. Now, how are we to account for this -But, that the septenary system is universally prevailing practice ? Many pot merely ideal, without any founda- vain conjectures have, indeed, been tion in nature or scripture, I conceive, formed, concerning the reasons and will appear manifest, by the following motives which determined all mansketch of its origin.

kind to agree in this primitive division To begin with the origin of the ob- of their time. It is evident, however, servance of the seventh day, it is said, that nothing but tradition concernGen, i. 31. “And God saw every ing the space of time occupied in thing that he had made, and, bebold, the creation of the world could give it was very good. And the evening rise to this universal, immemorial and the morning were the sixth day. practice. Thus the heavens and the earth were Consequently, the very existence of finished, and all the host of them. such a division of time in the present And on the seventh day God ended his day, for the origin of which no one work which he had made: and rested nation under heaven can assign any on the seventh day from all his work reason peculiar to itself, is a testimo

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