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Portsmouth, has been ascertained and furweyes by the engineer, who proposed a route through Guildford, Farnham, Alton, and Alresiord, to Winchester, there to join the ver Itening, which is navigable from Southampton to that place. And if they joined the Basingstoke Canal at Shepperton, there would be very little cutting required to form a junction with Alresford and Southampton, thus opening an extensive communication with our naval arfenals at Portsmouth, and thole of the counties of Surrey and Kent.
Married.] At Kingston, Lieutenant Collier, of the Royal Navy, to Miss F. Pinhorn, of Purtica
The establishment of the Royal Naval College at Portsmouth is to be considerably increased, and there is to be a mathematical professor to superintend it, with a salary of 6001. per annum. The Senate of Cambridge
are requested to nominate three graduates of the university who are well skilled in mathematics, and the Lords of the Admiralty are to make choice of one of them for the profes. sorship.
Married.] At Portsmouth, Tho. Mottley, esq. of the customs, to Miss Corrie, daughter of the late Lieutenant C. of the royal navy. -Mr. Fricker, to Mrs. Bramble, widow of the late Mr. B.
Died.] At Southampton, W. Biddulph, esq. son of Lady B.-Miss Linlold, daughter of William F. esq.-Mr. Crocker.
At Bannist rs, Miss Fitzhugh, eldest daughter of William E. esq. M.D.
At Jersey, Capt in Le Gros, of the royal pavy.
At Prockhurst Lodge, near Gosport, Mrs. March, wife of Matthias M. esq
At Portsmouth, Mrs. Taber, 70.-Mr.
Mr. James Maishmead of Langley Burrel, John D. of Christian Malford, to Miss Kitty Dark, eldest daughter of Mr.
At West Kington, Mr. R. King, to Ms Mary Comly.
At Keynsham, Mr. T. Gulley, to Miss Mary Proctor.
At Church Yatton, near Chippenham, Mr. John Witchell, of Stoke Farm, Bristol, to Miss E H. Witchell.
Baker, daughter of Mr. James B.
Died] At Great Cheverell, Abraham Beilamy, esq.
At Baynton, W. Long, esq. a much respected branch of the ancient family of that name, which has so long flourished in this County, and a member of which now represents it in parliament.
At Urchfont, Mr. Joseph Legge, son of the Rev. Mr. L.
At Bradford, Mr. Samuel Stevens.-Mr.
George Edwards, eldest son of Mr. Thomas
At Westford, near Devizes, Mrs. Layland,
46. At Corsham, Miss S. B Boughton, daugh ter of the late Francis B. esq.
binson, esq. to Miss Martha Chitty.
borough, Gloucestershire, to Miss Billing.
At Reading Mr. Shaylor, upwards of twenty years keeper of the bridewell of this town-Mrs Cottrell.-Mr. William Dredge. Mr. Williams, of the Castle. At Newbury, Mrs. King.
At Abingdon, Mr. John Hardyman, for merly master of the Lamb inn there, 70. At Thatcham, Mrs Long, wife of Mr. L. At Bradfield, Mrs. Robips, sister to Mr. R. At Inkpen, Mr. George Baster, eldest son of Mr John B.
At Ham-Marsh Farm, Mr. Williams, 67. At Maidenhead, Mrs. Payn, wive of James P. esq.-Mr. Freeman, of the Red-lion Inn.
tonbury, to Miss Maria Porch, only daughter of T. P. esq.
The Rev. G. H. Templer, vicar of Shap wick, to Miss Anna Maria Graham, eldest daughter of Thomas G. esq. of Kinroe house, County of Kinross.
At Bristol, John Thornton, esq. of Sculwater, Yorkshire, to Miss Mary Clark, daughter of -C. esq of Leckinfield, in the same county.-L. Yates, esq. of Brecon, to Miss Crare, daughter of Dr. C.-Ensign R. Lloyd, of the Shropshir: militia, to Miss M. Huggett, of Dover. Mr. Edgell, surgeon, to Miss J. Griffiths, daughter of E. G. esq. barrister
At Stowey-house, the Right Hon. and Right Rev. Lord Robert P. Tottenham, bishop of Killaloe, to the Hon Alicia Maude, daughter of the dowager viscountess Hawarden.
At Frome, Mr. James Perks, of Monkton Combe, to Miss Jane Brownjohn, third daugh ter of jos. B esq.
At Road, Mr Thomas Turner, to Miss M. Signell, whose united ages do not exceed 28 years. Died.] At Bath, Mrs. Beddoe, wife of Mr. B. 46Mr. Thomas Winwood, iron founder. -Mr. Francis Cheyne Bowles, one of the surgeons of the Infirmary, distinguished in his profession as a man of the most accurate science, the tende est humanity, and most unremitting exertion
At Clifton, Lady Eliz. Magenis, daughter of the Earl of Enniskillen.
At Bathford, Sarah, wife of George Yeeles, esq. 23.
At Seaborough House, near Crewkerne, Thomas Ridout, esq.
Died.] At Came, near Dorchester, the Hon. Lionel Damer, only brother to the Earl of Dorchester.
At Yeovil, Mr. W. Collins, son of the late Thomas C, esq. of Chard,
At Charmouth Joun Bragge, esq.
this calamity is perhaps the most distressing and severe that has occurred in this kingdom for a long period, it is hoped that the subscription will become general; as, to relieve the sufferings of the distressed, and to administer the balm of comfort to those who have suffered by unavoidable misfortune, is the glorious boast, as it is the most amizble trait, of the British character.
On the morning of the 22d of May, a tremendous calamity befell the little town of Chudleigh, the greatest part of which wa destroyed by fire. It began in a bake-house, and the explosion of a quantity of gun-powder, contributed to extend the flames among the thatched houses, of which the place was principally composed, so that all attempts to check their fury proved ineffectual. The only fireengine in the place was consumed. The church fortunately escaped, and served as a refuge fer the inhabitants, not one of whom, how ever, is known to have perished. The total number of houses destroyed by the conflagration was 180, besides outhouses, many of which were of greater value than the dwelling houses, and the total loss amounts, as nearly as can be ascertained, tu 70.0001. A subscription has been set on foot for the relic of the unfortunate inhabitants, and as
Married.] At Stoke Dumarell, Robert Palk, esq. of Plymouth dock, to Mrs. Hill, relict of Richard H. esq. late captain in the royal navy.
Mr. John Parry, of Wrexham, to Miss M. Lockyer, daughter of O. L. esq. 01° Fxmouth.
At Exeter, Mr. Leigh, veterinary surge on, to Miss Curtis.
At Heavitree, Frederic Le Mesurier, esq. of Hackney, to Miss Brock, daughter of W. B. sq
Died At Fast Anstey, the Rev. Jois Bond, M A. (late of Credi.on), rector of the above parish, and Kennerleigh, 81 He was a man of the most unsullied reputation, inflexible integrity, exemplary in all the rela tive duties of a husband, father, and friend.
At Ridgway, near Plympton, Mrs. Lockyer, the lady of E. Lockyer, esq of Plymouth. 47. She was daughter of the late Dr. Penrose, of Stone house, and sister of James Penrose, esq. surgeon-extraordinary to ais Majesty.-Mrs. Collins, wife of Mr. C. master in the Royal Navy, 42.
At Starcross, Mrs. Elizabeth Bulkeley, wife of Mr. James B and only surviving child of that ingenious antiquary the late Mr. Wm. Chapple, formerly of Exeter.
At Gray's Loman, near Tiverton, Mrs. Jane Oxenham, 79.
At Exmouth, Mrs. Mill, 91.
At East Ogwell, M.s. Walton, 92. At Ashburton, Mr. Wm. Fabyan, an eminent clothier.
At Coomb's Farm, near Exeter, Mrs Wilson, wife of Mr. Wm. W. of Dartmouth, 39. A Georgeham, hear Barnstaple, Mrs. Penelope Hole, mother of the Rev. Thomas H. rector of that place. 89.
At Tiverton, aged 83, Mr. Thomas Rodd, upwards of forty years clerk of that parisă, and serjeant of the matines at the taking of Belleiste in 1761.
At Fremington, near Barnstaple, the Rev Samuel Cooke, vicar of that place. He re tired to bed at his usual hour, apparently in good health, and in the morning was found ■ corpse.
At Plymouth, Mr Steart, aged 80 years. He had been tor forty-five years serjeantmajor of the South Devon regiment of milis tia, now commanded by Colonel Lord Rolle, but had for some years retired from the service: he was supposed to have known the duty of a serjeant major in the field, and the interior economy of a regiment, as well as any man in the British army. When his
Majesty visited Saltram, in 1789, Mr. Steart
At Silverton, Mrs. Richards, mother of the
At Barnstaple, Mr. John Hill, surgeon.
MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT.
THE Leeward Island fleet, just arrived, has brought home a considerable quantity of West
52s. to 78s. 6d. per cwt.
52s. to 73s. 6d, ditto.
Coles, and Co.....721 ditto ditto........ 90s. to 150s.
......200 Bags Foreign ditto.
112% to 117s.
Battye, and Co.
.. 40 Serons Indigo
Blacke, and Co... 17 ditto
1s. 2d. to rs. 9d per Ib. .7s. 5d. to 10s. 6d. per lb. .5s to 10s 3d. per lb
2d. to 2s. per foot.
Coles, and Co. ..180 Logs of Mahogany ......1s Ditto.. 23 Tons Logwood, chipt 151. s. to 151. 17s. per ton. The prices of all kinds of West India produce are rather lower since our last report, and likely to remain so until the export for the Northern parts of Europe recommence. The Eat India Company have declared for sale 29,332 bags of sugar; as also 4435 bags of sugar priviledged, on the 30th of June, prompt 25th of September following. The importations of wines have likewise been very considerable, viz.
E. and W. Indies .... (Madeira).
France; Guernsey, &c... (Claret).
The prices keep up of all kinds of wines, particularly the wine of superior quality, being much cemanded at present in this country, and very scarce abroad. Old port wine sells at 1001. per pipe; and some peculiar Madeiras have brought the enormous price of 150 per pipe: at the same time all kind of inferior wines are very low in price, and in little demand. 27,874 gallons of brandy have lately been imported from France!!! the price from 20s. tid. to 20s. 9d. per gallon. Of rum, 16 976 gallons has been imported from Jamaica, price 3s. 9d. to 4s. 9d. per gallon, for exportation. Of Geneva, from Holland, 97 10 galluns, priet 20s. to 21s. per gallon.
139,529lbs. of cotton wool has also been imported, which, at this time, comes to a dull market, owing to the state of our manufactories at Manchester, and other parts of the North,
*The people of England are formally called upon to evince their patriotism by abstaining from the consumption of every article of French produce and manufacture, until a more liberal policy towards this country shall animate the government of France. French wines, French brandies, and every article of French produce and manufacture, ought to be placed under an interdict in every English family, from a sentiment of patriotism only. Our laxa rious habits occasion us to be the best customers of France, and the law of retaliation, though beneath the dignity of the British government, ought to be practised by the peoples Ats time when all the property of a Frenchman would be confiscated for having in his possession a single yard of English broad cloth, we are taking from the French, in articles of wanton luxury, upwards of a million per annum!
where the want of an export to the Continent is much felt at this time. Our woollen manufacturers, however, at Leeds, Halifax, &c. enjoy, at present, a brisk trade; and orders have been so considerable lately, that all hands are employed. In the West, the trade is not so brisk for fine cloths, except those for the London market. However, there is no depression in ⚫the trade.
The outward bound fleet for India (the pursers of which are already at Portsmouth) take out a considerable quantity of British manufactured goods of all descriptions, a continuance of which, at this present time, is much to be wished for, so as to give life to the towns of Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, &c. &c. and it is with pleasure we announce the arrival of very considerable orders for the West Indies, where all kind of European articles are wanted.
In the North of Ireland the linen manufactures flourish in the greatest degree; and with in a few days 213,465 yards have been imported thence to London alone. The prices have advanced, particularly the coarser kind, from about 10d. to 18d. per yard; the finer sort keeps steady; and the very fine ones, upwards of 5s. per yard, not much demanded.
The 3 per cent consols this month have been from 63 to 63.
The following are the average prices of Navigable Canal Snares, Dock Stock, and Fire Office Shares, at the office of Mr. Scott, 26, New Bridge-street, London:-The Coventry Canal, 5301. per Share; the dividend for the last half year was 141. per Share, nett.-Stourbridge, 1851. the last half yearly dividend 51. 10s.-Leeds and Liverpool, 1761. paying 81. per Share, nett, per annum.-Grand Junction, 901. including the half yearly dividend of 11 10s. nett, per Share, payable July 6th.-Ellesmere, 551-Croydon, 551.-Kennett and Avon, 201.-Union, 261. for 911. paid.-Lancaster, 191.-Swansea Harbour Bonds, 751. per cent.West India Duck Stock, 1501 per cent. dividing 51. per cent nett, at Midsummer and Christmas.-London Dock, 1181. to 1211. per cent.-East India Dock, 1281. per cent.-Globe Insurance, 1111. to 1151 per cent.-Rock Life Insurance, 4s. to 7s. per Share premium.Southwark Porter Brewery, 101. to 121. 10s. per cent. premium.
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT.
THE crops of wheat, barley, and beans, since the commencement of the dry warm wea ther, have recovered the check given them by the heavy rains which fell in the early part of the preceding month. Tares, clovers, and artificial grasses, are every where flou rishing and luxuriant, yielding an heavy swath. The turnip fallows are in a state of great forwardness, and a large scope of land has been already sown with the Swedish sort The average price of Wheat throughout England and Wales, per quarter, is 74s. 6d. ; of Barley, 36s. 11d.; and of Oats, 28s. 3d.
In the Fen districts, where the drainage has been incomplete, or the banks broken by the heavy rains which fell in the latter end of May, many thousand acres of oats are spoiled, and the wheat, beans, and barley, on the high lands, much injured in their growth, so that much of them will never exceed half a crop. Their mowing grounds, on the banks of the zivers, have been completely inundated, and the crops of grass totally spoiled. Fortunately, the high meadows and art ficial grasses, which are now mowing, yield heavy crops, and the extensive cow commons are in excellent condition, keeping large stocks. The usual fen operations of paring and burning, for coleseed, although impeded in the beginning by wet, have been renewed, and carried on with much activity.
In the midland counties the pastures are flourishing, and the meadows are nearly ready for the scythe, and will yield good crops. Round the metropolis the hay harvest is nearly finished. The crop is generally of good quality, and has been well got in; but the bulk is'mət so great as in some seasons.
MONTHLY MAG. No. 158.
It is worthy of observation, that since the Middlesex hay farmers have discontinued the practice of making very large stacks, they seldom suffer from heating and firing. The stacks now made, rarely ever exceed eight or ten yards in length by 472, or six yards in breadth.
Little variation has been experienced in the prices of Lean Stock, at the recent Fairs, where Horses, Sheep, and Cattle, have been brought in plenty, and met with some buvers.-in Smithfield Market, Beef fetches from 4s. 6d. to 5s. 4d. per stone of 81b.; Mutton, from 4s. 6d. to 5s.; and Pork, from 4s. 6d. to 5s. 4d.
REPORT OF THE PROGRESS AND DISCOVERIES IN THE SCIENCE OF BOTANY, FOR JUNE, 1807.-(To be continued.)
THE last month has afforded but little of novelty in this science. The usual periodical publications, the Botanical Magazine, Botanist's Repository, Paradisus Londinensis, and English Botany, continue regularly; but it is with regret that we observe that Exotic Botany, from the same pen and pencil as the last-mentioned work, has been dormant for some months past. This is the more to be lamented, as we were promised a continuation of the very interesting plants discovered in Northern India, by Dr. Buchanan; we trust, however, that the design is not laid aside.
The Botanical Magazine for June gives us drawings, and, more or less detailed, descriptions of the following plants:-Xylophylla latifolia, lantana annua, gesneria tomentosa, fuchria lycioides scilla sibirica, narcissus orientalis (var d flava), trillium erectuni (var å albiflorum), colchicum variegatum. Dr. Sims remarks, that the genus xylophilla does not differ from phyllanthus, as the latter is at present constituted; indeed Jussieu, while he has continued the erroneous designation of the former genus, which Linnæus adopted from Browne, expresses his doubts on the subject. As, however, the genus phyllanthus is probably much more extensive even than is at present known, we think the Doctor has done right to costinue the name of xylophylla to this and the immediately related species, which perhaps the peculiarity of its inflorescence is sufficient to justify our considering as a distinct genes, and infarescentia crems ramulorum foliiformium might have been added to the generic characters. Both genera are said here to be more properly inserted in the class and order monæcia monadelphia, immediately after ricinus ; an arrangement possessing an advantage which ought cer tainly never to be lost sight of, that of bringing plants of the same natural family nearer to gether, without encroaching on the rules of the system; forbendes ricinus, jatropha, and croton, here mentioned, herculia hippomane and hura, are also of the same natural order, and occupy the same place in the Linnæan system.
Lantana annua, though known to Miller, is supposed to have been never before figured. We owe our present possession of this plant to Lord Holland.
The next four plants in the above list are commented upon by Mr. Bellendenther, late Gawler, who seems to have undertaken to illustrate the Linnæan natural orders of ensate & coronaria, the plants of which having, many of them, been long cultivated in the gardens of Europe, and thus become crowded with varieties, and many others introduced of late from the Cape of Good Hope, and hardly known to botanists but by the very inadequate descriptions of Thunberg, in his Orodromus, have been a sort of opprobrium to the science, no two authors agreeing to what genus the individual species should be referred, or in applying to them the same name; a more acceptable office could therefore hardly have been undertaken. Of the first of these orders, so complete an account is no where to be met with as in the Botanical Magazine, and, by the same author, in the Annals of Botany. Scilla sibirica is here considered as a variety of S. amæna, but of the propriety of this we entertain some doubt: at the same time we applaud the caution which this author shews, not unnecessarily, to increase the number of species; and whilst we are indulged with descriptions and figures of the most remarkable of these varieties, the science loses nothing if real species should now and then be enumerated as such, when we have appropriate names to call them by; but if ever varieties. from any cause become permanent, that is, when similar plants are always produced from seed, without any disposition in the offspring to revert back to the form of the original parent, these become as nece.sary to be recorded, to form a complete history of the genus, as any other species.
In his account of colchicum variegatum, Mr. Ker has taken the opportunity of subjoining a synoptical view of the species at present known. These are,
Montanum, Wild (berendera ulbocodium, Redonté).
Arenarium, Kitaib. Pl. rar. Hung. (colch, mentanum verric, fl. Clus. Hist.)
Autumnale, Engl. Bot. 133.
Polyanthon, Gawl. (colchicum pannonicum, Clus. Hist.)
Variegatum, Bot, Mag. 1028.
Byzantinum, Gawl. (colch, byzantinum, Clus. Hist.)