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MONTHLY REPORT OF THE STATE OF COMMERCE.

London, Feb. 20, 1808. N our last report, we gave the particulars of the large sales of the East India Com

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declared the following goods for sale, viz. Company's SALTPETRE, 20,000 Bags, more or less, on Wednesday the 230 March,

1908--Piompi, 241h June following. We are happy to find, that the trade between this country and the Brazils may now he said to be opened, as the bill for that purpose has passed the House of Commons, and, in consequence of it, large speculations have gone forward, both here and at Liverpool, in the article of cotion wool, which has advanced nearly 24. per lb. on the finer sorts, and very considerable orders have been sent by the merchants to the manu. facturers in Lancashire, for printed and plain cotton and calicos for that market. We have no doubt, this new opening to a very extensive trade will every day increase, and once more raise the drooping spirits of all the manufacturing towns in the United Kingdom. 'The Sugar market continues unusually flat, but Run, Cotton, and Coffee have advanced in price, and are demanded. Yet the Merchants and Planters in the West Indies expect Parliamentary relief; and we trust that their petition, handed into the House of Commons in July last, will be attended to. And we also hope, that the Legislature will adopt some mode to encourage the culture of Flar seer throughout the kingdom, as the linen manufacture of Ireland will feel very severely the loss of that article froin America, of which nearly 42,000 hogsheads were annually imported. Some seed used to be imported also from Holland and the Baltic, but all those pores being at present shut against us, we think every encouragement that our Parliament can give to the manufacturers of this staple article should be immediately attended to.

The Wines of Portugal have risen full 151. per pipe, in consequence of the present situation of that unfortunate country. Brindies have risen froin 20s. to 265. per gallon, under the idea that a new additional duty was to have taken place this Session of Parliament, and the importers of it have paid nearly 200,0001. duty in the course of a few days past; but no such duty is likely now to take place; consequently, the revenue have benested much by the idle report of a new duty: however, it is to be hoped, the consumer will buy sparingly, until brandy comes to its usual and customary price.

We consider the Americans to have acted very wisely, by laying on the present embargo on all their shipping, until they know the final result of the present deliberations both here and at Paris.

PRICES OF CANAL, DOCK, FIRE-OFFICE, WATER WORKS, and BREWERY SHARES, &c. &c.

February 22, 1808. London Dock Stock, 110i. per Cent. Albion ditto dito, 31 per cent. prem. Fast-India ditto, 122. per Cent.

Hope ditto ditto, 1s. prem. West-India ditio, 1451. per Cent.

Rock Life Assurance, 78. prein. Commercial Dock Shares, 1261. cent. East London Water-works, 70gs. prem. Grand Junction ('anal, 921. per share. West Middlesex ditto, 1858. prem. Grand Surrey ditto, 461. per ditto.

South London ditio, 601. prem. Imperial Fire Insurance, ill. per cent. London Institution, 851. per share prem.

Kent Fire Office Shares, 401 per share. Globe Fire and Life ditto, 1101. per cent. Commercial Road, 1181. per share.

L. WOLTE and Ca. Canal, Dock, & Stock Brokers

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AGRICULTURAL REPORT. UT-DOOR business has been much iinpeded this winter by the heavy falls of

snow, yet the country through, perhaps the lands were never in better condition, or more likely to work well for the Lent sowing Beans and early oats are got in, and the wheat crop will be much benefited by the several covers of snow it has had. Some complaints are made in the North of the yellow and sickly appearance of the latter sown wheats, but, in general, all the crops on the ground louk well and of esteemedl good promise. Turnips are every where cleared off, and have continued sounder than could have been expected.

A great number of lambs have been lost 'from the changeableness and severity of the weather, and it is much to be feared that, at the conclusion of the season, the accounts of both sheep and lambs lost will be heavier than have been heard of for a number of years. Live stock have succeeded remarkably well this winter in the hoinestall, where fodder and provision have been abundant, but not so abroad. Lean stock and Aeshy things are in great pleniy, but good fat beef and mutton are likely to be rising articles in the spring, from the shortness of keep. lq Ireland, the provision trade fully stocked, but upon the advance.

Smithfield Beef, 45. to 55.4d. ; multon, 5s. to 5s.6d ; lanıb, is to 10s.; real, 7s.6d. to 9s.; pork, 4s, 6d. to is.; bacon, 6s.; Irish ditio, 43. od. to 55.; fat, 4s, to 45.60 skins, low Middleser, Feb. 25.

AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN, By the WinchesterQuarter of 8 Bushels, and of OATMEAL per Boll of 1401Ls. Averdupois, froin the Returns received in the Week ended Feb. 19, 180s. INLAND COUNTIES.

MARITIME COUNTIES, Wheart Rye Barley | Oats

Wheat Rye, Barley, Oats S. d. s. dls. d!!!!

d. s. d. s. d. Middsx. 73 50 4 40 8| 36 | Essex

72 66

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0 34 6 Surrey 73 046 01 43 ol 57' 10 Kent

71 47 0 43 3 94 6 Hertford 68 101 43 0 44 11/ 33 2 Sus ex

67 10

41 032 bedford 65 4 48 0 40 10 33 1|Suffolk

68 1047 042 432 1 Hantin. 64 5

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0 29 of Cambridge 64 6 48 41 42 027 5 Northa. 64 7 38 2 29 19 Norfolk

66 2 49 6 999 01 Rutland | 73 43 932 0 Lincoln

69 645 4 41 529 Leicest 69 S 44 1 29 2||York

68 648 2 40 929 5 Norting: 73 644 61 44 7 31 4|| Durham

67 0

40 0297 De:by 76 0

46 0 30 8 Northumberland 60 41 48 0 40 632 4 Stafford 790 42 7 33 5 Cuinberland 70

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530 6 Salop 68

41 48 2 37 11 31 2 Westmorland 77 8 58 01 37 0.29 11 Herefor. 65 941 61 33 10 30 4 Lancaster

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39 11'29 4 Wor'st. 66 36 21 35 11|Chester

67 8

10 2 30 8 Warwie by 11 38 81 94 C Flint

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36) 0 31 10 Denbigh' 78 2

43 5:27. 6 Berks 74 39 $5 SHAnglesea

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0 Oxford 67 1 36 0 31 (l Carnarvon

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39 8 24 Bucks 69 5 99 4 33 2Merioneth 72'0!

38 222 0 64 33 8 24 C|Cardigan .. 80 41

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0:20 Mon:go. 65 7 33 71 32 10 Pembroke 61 10

34 2 21 7 Radnor. 63 30 91 27 11 Carmarthen.. 05 0

94 5121 9 Glamorgan 69' 5

37 422 0 Gloucester 67

95 5132 10 Somerset .. 70

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5 26 10 Average of Englanrl and Wales. Monmouth 68 101

35 2.26 8 Wheat oys: 2d. ; Rye 47s. 10d.; Barley Devon

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33 626 1 Oats 29s. 8d.; Beans Cornwall

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33 1022 10 56s. 5d.; Pease 71s. 4d.; Oatmeall Dorset

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83 2128 0 455. 9d.

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58 031 7 BILL of MORTALITY, from JAN. 26, tò FEB. 16, 1808. CHRISTENED. BURIED.

2 and 5. 29 | 60 and 70 148 628 Males, 916 ?

5 and 10 86 70 and 80 114 1277

1797 Females, 881

10 and 20 51 81) and 90 52 Whereof havédied under two years old 582

20 and 30 85 90 and 100

30 and 40 - 150 Peck Loaf, 35. 91. Ss. 10d. 35.10d. 45, 34.

40 and 50 141 Salt, 20s. per bushel, 41 per lb.

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PRICE OF STOCKS, from JANUARY 26, 1808, to FEBRUARY 24, 1808, both inclusive. Bank Sp.Cent füp Cent. 4 p Cif Navy 1x. 5) Long Irish Imperial Imperial Irish Irishs. Seals. Sea India India Exche. Lottery Days Stock. Cunsols. Reduc. Cous. 13 p.Cent.ct Anns.

Om. p. Cent Anns. 5p.Cann. Stoek. Anns. Sto. Bonds Bills. Tickeis

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N.B. In the 9 per Cen: Consols the highest and lowest Price of each day is given; in the other Stocks the highest only City Lottery Tickets 71. 148.

EDWARD FORTUNE, STOCK-BROKER and GENERAL AGEST, No. 13, Cornhill.

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