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Liverpool, Aug. 8.-The importations of Wheat since Tuesday last were much augmented by considerable arrivals from London and other ports on the East coast, and sales of this article were languid during the week, at a small decline in value. At this day's market, which was tolerably well attended, Wheats gave way in price 1d. to 2d. per 70 lbs., and Oats were also a trifle lower. Malt and Beans obtained an advance of 28. per quarter, and fine fresh English Malting Barley 2s. to 3s. per quarter. The harvest in this district, from a continuation of unusually fine weather, is now fast approaching to a most favourable termination.
Imported into Liverpool from the 1st to 7th August, 1826, inclusive :— Wheat, 15,266; Barley, 2,395; Oats, 6,896; Rye, 5; Malt, 2,870; Beans,› 324; and Pease, 165 quarters. Flour, 370 sacks, per 280 lbs. Oatmeal, 744 packs, per 240 lbs. American Flour, 1,000 barrels.
Guildford, Aug. 12.-Wheat, old, 127. to 17l. 10s. ; ditto, new, for mealing, 157. to 167. 10s. per load. Barley, 30s. to 36s.; Oats, 28s. to 36s.; Beans, 48s. to 54s.; and Pease, grey, 50s. to 56s. per quarter.
Norwich, Aug. 12.-We had a very thin attendance of farmers to-day, and only a few samples of Corn sold, enough however for the demand, as the want of water and wind was such, as to prevent the millers from exhausting their stocks. Red Wheat sold from 46s. to 52s.; White, to 57s.; Barley, but little shewn, prices of the best, 34s.; Oats, 22s. to 28s.;~ Beans, 44s. to 48s. ; Pease, 40s. to 44s. per quarter; and Flour, 43s. to 44s. per sack.
Bristol, Aug. 12.-The Corn markets here are about the same as last week. Several samples of New Wheat have been shown in the markets at this place, the qualities of which are not fine. Present prices about as below stated:-Wheat froni 3s. 3d, to 7s. 9d.; Barley, 3s. 3d. to 4s. 9d.; Oats, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 9d.; Beans, 5s. 6d. to 7s. 3d.; and Malt, 5s. 3d. to 8s. per bushel, Imperial. Flour, Seconds, 37s. to 49s. per bag.
Ipswich, Aug. 12.-We had again a very thin attendance at our market. Only a few samples of old Wheat were shewn, with two or three of new, of good quality. Prices as follow:-Wheat, old, 54s. to 60s.; Beans, 44s. to 46s. per quarter.
Wisbech, Aug. 12.-There was but little Wheat, either of new or old, offering to-day, for which the prices of last week were fully supported; the same may be said of Oats and Beans.-Red Wheat, 50s. to 54s.; White ditto, 54s. to 56s.; Oats, 24s. to 28s. ; and Beans, 44s. to 46s. per quarter.
Manchester, Aug. 12.-The Corn trade, in this and the adjacent markets, continues in a very languid state, and the prices of all articles remain without any material alteration. The business transacted this week has been but limited, and although the stocks on hand are generally low, and the recent arrivals small, yet they are quite adequate to the present consumption. The attendance on 'Change to-day was less than usual, and the show of samples far from numerous, few of which, at the close of the market, were disposed of. Wheat, of all descriptions, met a slow sale, at a trifling reduction. Oats, both new and old, are very scarce, and fully command our currency; still the demand is not so lively as was expected. Beans are 1s. per quarter dearer, but dull at this improvement. Flour is not so readily disposed of at last week's prices. Oatmeal' moves off at a further advance of 1s. to 2s. per load. Other noted.
articles continue as last
COUNTRY CATTLE AND MEAT MARKETS, &c.
Norwich, Castle Meadow, Aug. 12.-We had a very short supply of fat Cattle to this day's market, prices 8s. per stone of 14 lbs. sinking offal. Store Stock was supplied much more liberally. The show of Scots was large, and many of them of good quality, prices from 4s. to 4s. Sd. per stone when fat. Not a single lot of Short Horns were offered for sale to-day. Not a large shew of Pigs, and the sale of them brisker than of late.
Manchester, Aug. 9.-To-day we had a large show of Cattle, chiefly Irish, which, in the early part of the market, went off slowly, in consequence of holders demanding the rates of last week, but at the close they were induced to comply with the prices offered, which were at a small reduction, as per our quotations. There was an indifferent stock of Lambs on the whole, and such as were of good quality and condition readily found purchasers at last week's currency. Pigs remain without variation, either as to supply or prices.-Beef, 5d. to 5d.; Mutton, 44d. to 54d.; Lamb, 4d. to 5d.; Veal, 6d. to 7d.; and Pork, 3d. to 4d. per pound, sinking offal.
AVERAGE PRICE OF CORN, sold in the Maritime Countics of
56 10. .33
.59 0....34 0....30 4
0....33 6....28 6
6.... 0 .62 4.. 0 .59 9....45 .60 11....36 .60 4.... 0
0....36 4 0....30 7 0.... 0 0 0....31 0 4. .28 6 0....29 0 59 9. .31 5. 29 3
64 3. .34 7.
56 2. .30
.61 2....33 0....26 1
* The London Average is always that of the Week preceding.
Vol. 59.-No. 9.] LONDON, SATURDAY, AUG. 26, 1826. [Price 6d.
"I have the satisfaction to know, that Manchester itself will have to "suffer for its baseness in silently permitting you to bring forth Horse, "Foot and Artillery, in order to prevent my entrance into the town."MR. COBBETT's Letter to Boroughreeve and Constables, 2d Dec. 1819.
RADICALS OF MANCHESTER,
ON THE MEETING, HELD AT THE MANOR COURT-ROOM, IN THAT TOWN, ON THURSDAY, THE 17TH OF AUGUST, 1826,
Tuesday, 22nd Aug. 1826.
WHAT, then, the rich begin to cry out, at last, do they? LAVENDER, "Squire Lavender," late an able London thief-taker, cannot induce these rich sufferers to hold their peace! Cannot make them see the "necessity of that subor dination," which they used to be, for everlasting inculcating as proper for you!
It is my design, my friends, to offer you some remarks on the proceedings of the Meeting abovementioned; but, before I make the remarks, let me insert the newspaper Report of those proceedings. The occasion is important; the subjects, treated of in the speeches and the petition are important; and, therefore, though the Report is long, though it will demand some time to go through it with attention, it ought R
Printed and Published by WILLIAM COBBETT, No. 183, Fleet-street. [ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL.J
to be read with the greatest care" authorities" against me in 1819: by every man, who shall think it nay, they might act rightly in worth while to read the remarks doing this: but, at any rate, they that are to follow it. But, before were my foes; they were that, at we read this Report; before you least; and, therefore, though they and I read it; before we, who had may be entitled to the compassion the power-of-imprisonment Bill of others, they are entitled to none passed against us, and SIX- from ME; and, none they have, ACTS passed against us; before any more than if they were so WE read this Report, we ought to many of those cursed flies that are look back to the years 1817 and now daily tormenting my horses. 1819, when scores of petitioners "What! Do you," says some were, under the bayonet, marched one, "never forgive"? Forgive? as malefactors into the yard of the Yes, when offenders repent, and NEW BAILEY PRISON, and kept when they prove their repentance there under the rain for a whole by making, or showing a desire to day and night, in the winter, and make, atonement. And, I, for my when CANNING made the Honour-part, can discover, in the conduct able House ready to burst itself of the parties here alluded to, no with laughter by joking about the marks of any such desire. On the "revered and ruptured Ogden," contrary, it appears to me, that whose petition ought, by-the-by, the far greater part of them would to be read to CANNING once a almost as soon perish with hunger month for the rest of his life. Yes, themselves, as to see that parliayou and I, my friends, ought to mentary reform, which would give look back to those years, when you, and all of us, fair play. Let those who now petition were so them perish, then, say I; and I very silent, to say the very best of wish them to perish to the last their conduct. I beg you to look at man, if they still persist in their my motto. The day of suffering, opposition to reform.
there spoken of, is come. It is But, more of this by-and-by: come, at last; and, whatever others let me now insert the Report of ought to feel for the fall of the the proceedings at this Meeting; rich of Manchester, no sorrow, on for, though the petition, being, as their account, is due from ME. it is, silent upon the subject of They might think that they were REFORM, will produce no acting rightly in backing their effect; though it will get no an
timation that it has been received; still the speeches are worth notice; and, as coming from Manchester, the whole thing forms the sign of a change of some sort being on the work. When I have inserted the
swer, and will hardly bring an in- | power to prevent it; and thus, this the second in the kingdom, for its important and unrepresented town, wealth, the number of its inhabhas been deprived of that influence tants, and its extensive commerce, in the State which it ought to mainwho signed the Requisition, and the tain. (Applause.) The gentlemen public in general, have long and Report, I shall remark on the mat-anxiously waited, expecting that the
ter in the order in which it lies before me.
constituted authorities would do their duty by calling a meeting to make such representations to the Government as the emergency of the times required their not having done so, at length induced the Requisitionists no longer to remain silent spectators of the ruin and misery which pervades every class. They, therefore, applied to the Churchwardens to call a meeting of the ley-payers to take into consideration the important objects we are now met to consider. These gentlemen refused to call the meeting, alleging as a reason for so doing, that they did not consider it within their province as Parish Officers.(Hisses.) There might perhaps have been some validity in their objection, if the application had been to call a meeting of the inhabitants at large; but as it was confined to the ley-payers only, and as these officers are appointed by that body, the Requisitionists did hope that
MR. BAXTER was unanimously called to the Chair, when he proceed ed to address the Meeting to the following effect:-Gentlemen, I much regret that this place is not filled by some person more competent to preside in so numerous and respectable an assembly of the ley-payers of this important town; but I rely upon your indulgence and support, whilst to the best of my power, I endeavour they would have felt it their duty to to perform the duties required (Ap-have complied with the request, parplause.) Custom has given more ticularly when it must have been weight to public opinion, when that known to them how utterly useless opinion has been expressed in meet-it was to apply to the officers of the ings convened by the regular con- Lord of the Manor for the purpose, stituted authorities; but as it re- when it was considered what their gards the town of Manchester, if the conduct had been. We meet here to Boroughreeve and Constables are to take into consideration the propriety be considered in that capacity, the of making such representations to public in general ought to be inform- the King of the state of this distressed, what is notoriously known here ed town and the manufacturing disto be the fact, that these officers are tricts generally, as shall impress appointed by a small number of the upon His Majesty the necessity of friends of the Lord of the Manor's calling together the Parliament to steward, that they are generally se- endeavour to mitigate evils which, lected from amongst that portion of the if not speedily attended to, may force inhabitants which would never allow a the industrious and generally peace. popular meeting, if it were in their able population, to acts of despera
This day a numerous Meeting of the inhabitants was held in the Manor Court-Room. At eleven o'clock the doors were thrown open, and the multitude outside were admitted. As soon as order and silence could be procured,