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SPITALFIELDS, per Ton. Ware...... £50 to 70 Middlings......3 0
BOROUGH, per Ton..
Ware ......£4 10 to
Common Red. .0 0
COUNTRY CORN MARKETS.
By the QUARTER, excepting where otherwise named; from Wednesday to Saturday last, inclusive.
The Scotch Markets are the Returns of the Week before.
51 64 0
50 57 0
49 64 0
50 60 0
44 64 0
68 0 30
27 33 0
s. to s. d.
54 63 0 32 36 0
HAY and STRAW, per Load.
Smithfield.-Hay....80s. to 100s.
Str w...36s. to 40s.
Whitechapel.--Hay.... 80s. to 105s.
00 28 35 0 00 27 0 28 0
* Dalkeith and Haddington are given by the boll.-The Scotch boll for Wheat,
Rye, Pease, and Beans, is three per cent. more than 4 bushels. The boll of
Barley and Oats, is about 6 bushels Winchester, or as 6 to 8 compared with the English quarter.
Liverpool, July 25.-The after-grass and pasture lands in this district are in a promising state of great improvement, from the refreshing showers of rain during the past week, and such will, no doubt, prove beneficial to the late planted Potatoes. This day's market, although tolerably well attended, was not productive of much business. Oats, which were very scarce, were at a small advance. Wheats, principally of the foreign, and other articles of the trade, were at a small decline in value from the prices of last Tuesday.
Imported into Liverpool from the 18th to 24th July, 1826, inclusive:Wheat, 13,331; Oats, 6,079; and Malt, 470 quarters. Flour, 100 sacks, per 280 lbs. Oatmeal, 98 packs, per 240 lbs. American Flour, 144
Guildford, July 29.-Wheat, new, for mealing, 137. to 187. 10s. per load. Barley, 30s. to 35s. 6d. ; Oats, 28s. to 34s.; Beans, 50s. to 54s.; and Pease, grey, 50s. to 56s. per quarter.
Norwich, July 29.-The supply of Wheat to day was exceedingly large, much more than equal to the demand. Red sold from 47s. to 54s.; White to 58s. Barley, 32s.; but little to sell. Oats, 22s. to 27s. Beans, 39s. to 42s. Pease, 40s. to 43s. per quarter; and Flour, 44s. to 45s. per sack.
Bristol, July 29.-The supplies of Corn, &c. to the markets here are short. Present prices about as below:-Wheat front 6s. to 8s; Barley, 3s. 3d. to 3s. 9d.; Oats, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 9d.; Beans, 5s. 6d. to 7s.; and Malt, 5s. 3d. to 8s. per bushel, Imperial. Flour, Seconds, 35s. to 49s. per sack.
Ipswich, July 29.-The commencement of harvest made our market very thin to-day, yet the sale of every thing was very dull and lower. Prices, as follows:-Wheat, 54s. to 61s.; Barley, 30s. to 32s.; Beans, 41s. to 46s.; and Pease, 48s. per qr.
Wisbech, July 28.-There was but little doing in the Corn trade here to-day. Wheat, from the promising appearance of the crops, and fine weather, declined from 3s. to 4s. per quarter. Oats, (of which some new were offered,) and Beans, maintain their prices. Red Wheat, 50s. to 54s.; White ditto, 54s. to 56s.; Oats, 24s. to 28s.; and Beans, 44s. to 47s. per quarter.
Manchester, July 29.-The favourable weather for securing harvest, which is now become pretty general, and the continued depressed state of trade in this district, have caused an extremely limited business to be done this week, the demand being entirely confined to such as purchase for immediate consumption. To-day we had a slender attendance at the Corn Exchange; and but few of the samples shown were disposed of. Wheat is in more plentiful supply, and heavy sale, at a reduction of 3d. per bushel, even for the finest qualities. The increased consumption of Oats, with the unfavourable reports of the new crops, have caused holders to demand an advance of 2d. per 45 lbs., but this is very reluctantly complied with. All other articles remain as last week, with the exception of fresh Flour, which is readily disposed of at a trifling improvement in value.
Newcastle-on-Tyne, July 29.-An advance in price last week, and the very fine weather since, induced the farmers to supply the market very liberally this morning with Wheat, and the millers availed themselves of the circumstance to effect a reduction in the prices, equal to last week's advance, of 2s. per quarter. Grinding Barley continues in demand at fully last week's prices. A few samples of New Oats were at market this morning.
COUNTRY CATTLE AND MEAT MARKETS, &c.
Norwich Castle Meadow, July 29.-We had a short supply of Cattle intended for slaughter this day, and those very inferior in quality; price of the best of them 8s. per stone of 14lbs. sinking offal. The supply of Store-Stock was large, and but few of them disposed of. Scots sold from 4s. to 4s. 3d. per stone, when fat; Short Horns, 3s. 6d. We had more Homebreds shown to-day than usual, and but few of them sold at lower prices. Of Sheep and Lambs the supply was liberal, and the sale unusually flat. Shearlings selling from 24s. to 31s.; fat ones to 40s.; Lambs, 12s. to 16s., and one superior lot, nearly fat, to 18s. 6d. Pigs very low, fat ones to 6s. 6d. per stone.-Meat, Beef, 7d. to 9d.; Veal, 5d. to 8d.; Mutton, 6d. to 74d.; and Pork, 6d. to 741. per pound.
AVERAGE PRICE OF CORN, sold in the Maritime Counties of England and Wales, for the Week ended July 22, 1826.
5....27 10. 23 8
S. d. .60
.60 2.... 0
9.... 0 0 .59 11. .37 59
0....28 6 0. .27 4 0....32 2 0....25 6
* The London Average is always that of the Week preceding.
VOL. 59.-No. 7.] LONDON, SATURDAY, AUG. 12, 1826. [Price 6d.
"Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl, for your miseries that shall come upon you.-Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are "moth-eaten.-Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them "shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. "Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.-Behold, the hire of "the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept "back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are "entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.-Ye have lived in pleasure 66 on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a "day of slaughter.-Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth "not resist you."-SAINT JAMES'S EPISTLE, Chap. v. verses from 1 to 6.
STATE OF THE POOR;
AND PROJECTS OF THE SCOTCH AND ENGLISH LANDLORDS.
Kensington, 9th August, 1826.
THE Letter which I am about to insert, though it applies immediately to Lancashire, contains a pretty true description of the state of the manufacturers in every part of the kingdom. My MOTTO is well worth reading, by the master manufacturers. St. JAMES talks of reaping, he having (poor unenlightened soul!) lived in the
"dark ages," long before Sir ROBERT PEEL, and spinning jennies, and long before "WHAT'S WATT" and weaving by steam, were heard or dreamt of. There seem to have been some pretty hard-hearted fellows in St. James's time: they, it seems, knew how to keep back the wages by fraud; but, alas! how would St. James have stared, if he had been told of N
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weaving for a penny a yard; if have prepared the way for a he had been told of the badger- great deal more. As it is, I shall shops; if he had been told of the do what I am able for them; and fires at the mills; if he had been let them recollect, that it is by no told of the deductions from the means impossible that I may be wages on account of the wages in parliament now, before this not being laid out at the master's day twelvemonth. With this preown shop; and, when he was face I insert the letter, which I talking about nourishing of hearts look upon as a true account of the as in a day of slaughter, what state of the poor; and, indeed, of would he have said to an affair the working classes in general, in like that of the hell-hole on the the manufacturing parts of the 16th of August? Nevertheless, my motto must not be extended to all the master manufacturers. There are some that do not merit it; and God knows there ought to be; otherwise the whole race would assuredly be destroyed by fire and brimstone.
The writer of the following letter is a gentleman by no means disposed to exaggerate; and he understands the matter perfectly well. He asked me a question, at the close of his letter, which shall make a point of answering, when I have inserted the letter. The reader will perceive that he tells me, that a great portion of the people express their sorrow at my not having been returned for Preston, since they believe that I should have effected something, tending to lessen their sufferings. Something I certainly should have effected instantly; and I should
Royton, near Oldham, Lancashire,
DEAR SIR,-I doubt not but you will recollect, that, both at Preston, and afterwards at the Albion Hotel, Manchester, in conversations that Í had with you, speaking from personal knowledge, that a residence in the very midst of the cotton manufactures of Lancashire had given me, I that those manufactures would get gave as my most decided opinion, worse than they then were, and that considerable addition to the misery consequently there would be a very and distress of the people in these Populous and extensive districts. Although it is but a short time since these conversations took place, yet it has been quite long enough to prove the truth of these opinions. Since that time, several very extensive, whilst a great many others, who establishments have been shut up,, were then working, what is called full time, have reduced their hours of working, some to two, some to three, and some to four days a week; and instances, with reduced wages during this too, you will observe, in many the time they are working: so that the poor creatures are suffering every, way. The condition of the poor weavers, in particular, and the great