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is a man, who goes in search of, I would RATHER DO IT, than and either catches, or endea ours clear the same sum with taxes so to catch; or, who picks up in a low as to make beer 2d. a pot. field, or in a road; or who has on This may, at first sight, seem his person or in his house, any one strange to those who are unacof those wild animals which are quainted with this race of men; nobody's property, and which are but it is impossible for any thing called, hares, pheasants, or par- to be more correct. Therefore, tridges. That is "a poacher," to we ought to think a long while, punish whom there have, of late before we feel sorrow for the fall years, been many new and most of such men. In fact, the precruel laws passed. Now, in order sent horrible state of things never to prevent the plantations and could have come upon us, had it moors from being set fire to, would not been for the horses and sabres it not be as well to try a little of these very men! They are what a repeal of these new laws dreadfully frightened now: they would do? see what is going on about the Corn Bill: they think of nothing but price: they will pay rent to the last moment: and, though they will be more spiteful towards the labourers, they MUST KEEP THEM, even if the thought burst, or rather crack, their callous hearts.
In short, there is no safety for property of any sort, if you push severity and pinching beyond a certain point. They have long been pushed to the utmost extent that they will bear. They can go no further: it is even now matter of taste with the labourers, which is best, gaol or the fields; Botany To my great surprise, I have, Bay, or England. As to character in these sixty odd miles, from Lonand love of country; these have no don to this place, found the TURNexistence in company with thoughts IPS, of both sorts, by no means constantly bent on the means of bad; and I really expected to find satisfying the cravings of hunger. hardly any! There is a great The farmers, who know that quantity of stubble-land sown with they cannot screw down the la- turnips, the crops being off so bourers any lower, are now in a early. So that, as far as I have great fright. They are scared at yet seen the country, I think that the thought of a repeal of the there will be no deficiency in the Corn-Laws; for, as to a relief winter food; and when the rains from a repeal of taxes, they come the grass will grow at a never think of it, and a great great rate, and will make food part of the richer ones of them abundant till Christmas. I hear would dislike that mode of relief. no complaints about the crops, If they can get high prices, they except as to oats, pease, and do not object to high taxes; for beans. Apples, all the way that these have a tendency to keep up the I have come, are a very good present system; and this is a sys- crop; and wherever there are tem that they like. This is what grapes, they are abundant in crop I mean to say: That, if one of and nearly ripe, while the filberts these bull-frog farmers could are ripe a full month earlier than clear 5001. a year, with taxes so usual. high as to make beer 6d. a pot, he
This is, surely, the finest year
that ever was known. Near New-1 bury, they are now making the second crop of meadow hay! There will not be a handful of spoiled hay, or a gallon of spoiled corn, in the whole kingdom. They have finished harvest in Scotland about a month sooner than the usual time of finishing in England! Yet will this year be a most terrible one for the labourers. The work is now done. The farmer has his crops in, and the labourer has to live as he can. He must come to the poor-book, that is to say, to the smallest possible means of keeping him alive and enabling him to crack stones;
Friday, Aug. 18.-To this morning's market the fresh supplies are small. The best samples of Wheat fully maintained Monday's terms; in other sorts very little trade. Barley is held at higher prices, but the buyers purchase reluctantly. Beans and Pease look upwards, being very scarce. The demand for Oats is li
mited, and the supply proportion
less; the prices are therefore further enhanced 1s. to 2s. per qr.
Monday, Aug. 21.-There were last week short quantities of all sorts of Grain and Flour reported; and this morning the fresh supplies are not considerable, consisting chiefly of Wheat samples, the growth of this year, which come dry, though
Average Prices of CORN through-in general not stout.
27 3 Pease... 57 S
Wheat.. 31,621 | Rye
Barley.. 1,864 Beans 11,152 Pease
The best parcels of Old Wheat met a ready sale at last quotations, but middling and inferior descriptions are neglected. The samples of New Wheat experience a slow sale, but the best of them are not quoted any lower.-Rye is greatly in demand for Seed, at a considerable advance in value.
Barley is advanced 1s.; Beans and Qrs. Grey Pease, each is per quarter. 210 Boiling Pease have a slow sale at 1,620 last quotations. Oats are not a free 1,035 sale, but the supply is so scanty that a further advance of full 2s. per quarter has been obtained since this day se'nnight. In Flour no alteration. High prices are asked for Winter Tares, with few buyers at present.
Price on board Ship as under.
North Country..40s.- 43s.
Another Account from the Borough. Monday, Aug. 21.-The accounts from the Hop plantations from all districts continue to come very favourable, which causes the prices of Hops to be quite nominal, as the buyers are all waiting for the new crop. The market has been supplied with one pocket of New Hops, from Kent, which has been sold for 10l. per cwt.
Maidstone, Aug. 17.-All accounts this week are favourable to the improvement, if possible, of the Hops. The plantations round this neighbourhood present a most beautiful appearance, and are getting very forward for plucking. Duty advancing, and called from 215,000l. to 220,000l.
Monday, Aug. 21.-The arrivals from Ireland last week were 89 bales of Bacon, and no Butter; and from Foreign Ports, 6,524 casks of Butter.
SMITHFIELD, Monday, Aug. 21.
d. s. d.
6 to 4 8
8 - 5
By the QUARTER, excepting where otherwise named; from Wednesday to
Saturday last, inclusive.
The Scotch Markets are the Returns of the Week before.
Dalkeith and Haddington are given by the boll.-The Scotch boll for Wheat, Rye, Pease, and Beaus, 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, Aug. 15.-During the past week Wheats, both new and old were sparingly purchased, at the prices last quoted. Oats and Barley, which are scarce, were sold at a small advance. Flour and Oatmeal improved in value, 18. per 280 lbs. on the former, and 2s. to Ss. per 240 lbs. on the latter. At this day's market, although a decline of about 3d. per 70 lbs. was submitted to, sales were very limited for new British and Irish Wheats, and Foreign scarcely sustained late prices. Oats and Barley were in good demand, at an advance of about 2d. per bushel, and fine sweet Oatmeal was very brisk sale, at the annexed quotations. Beans and Pease were each somewhat dearer.
Imported into Liverpool from the 8th to 14th August, 1826, inclusive:Wheat, 16,598; Barley, 456; Oats, 5,870; Ryc, 1,156; Malt, 4,036; Beans, 893; and Pease, 47 quarters. Flour, 5 sacks, per 280 lbs. Oatineal, 1,333 packs, per 240 lbs. American Flour, 1,309 barrels.
Guildford, Aug. 19.-Wheat, old, 127. to 17l. 15s. ; ditto, new, for mealing, 15. to 17. per load. Barley, 50s. to 36s.; Oats, 30s. to 37s.; Beans, 48s. to 56s.; and Pease, grey, 50s. to 56s. per quarter.
Norwich, Aug, 19.-We had a liberal supply of both Old and New Wheat at market to-day. New Red sold from 46s. to 51s.; White, to 54s.; Old Red, 48s. to 53s.; White ditto, to 56s. Of Barley, we had a considerabic quantity offered, prices from S0s. to S6s.; Oats, 22s. to 28s.; Old Beans, 44s. to 48s.; Grey Pease, 40s. to 46s.; Old dito, to 47s.; New White Boilers, to 60s. per quarter; and Flour, 43s. to 44s. per sack.
Bristol, Aug. 19.-The supplies of Corn, &c. here continue moderate. Little business is doing, and the present prices are about as below quoted : -Wheat from_5s. 3d. to 7s. 6d.; Barley, 3s. 3d. to 5s. 3d.; Oats, 2s. 9d. to 3s. 104d.; Beans, 4s. 6d. to 7s. 6d.; and Malt, 5s. 3d. to 8s. 6d. per bushel, Imperial. Flour, Seconds, 37s. to 47s. per bag.
Ipswich, Aug. 19.-We had again to-day a very small market. Very little old Corn, and only a few sainples of New. Prices as follow:-Wheat,、 old, 54s. to 60s.; New ditto, 54s. to 60s.; Barley, 30s. to 33s.; Beans, 46s. to 48s.; and Pease, 48s. per quarter.
Wisbech, Aug. 19.-The quantity of Grain offered to-day was small, and Wheat, Oats, and Beans, were each from 1s. to 2s. per quarter dearer. -Red Wheat, 50s. to 56s.; White ditto, 56s. to 58s.;, Oats, 24s. to 30s. ;. and Beans, 46s. to 48s. per quarter.
Manchester, Aug. 19.-We have had a fair demand during the week for most articles in the trade, and in a few instances higher prices have been obtained. This day's market was moderately attended, but the show of samples was extremely limited; and those of Spring Corn quite inadequate to the demand. Wheat sold rather better, at a trifling improvement.Oats still continue extremely scarce, and were much inquired for, at an advance of 4d. to 5d. per bushel.-Beans are in request, at a further advance of 1s. per qr.-Barley commands 3d. per bushel more than last week's rates, and very little offering.-Malt and Flour is the turn lower.Oatmeal is full 1s. per load dearer, and moves off readily.
Newcastle-on-Tyne, Aug. 19.-We had rather a short supply of Wheat from the farmers this morning, which was readily taken off by the millers, at 1s. per quarter advance. Rye is rather more in demand, and prices have advanced 2s. per quarter. Grinding Barley is getting scarce, and is dearer 1s. to 2s. per qr. Fine Malt is 1s. to 2s. per quarter dearer. We had a very short supply of Oats, which sold readily, at 1s. and 2s. per qr. advance.