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British Press (Newspaper) - May 23, 1820, London, Middlesex Number 5448. 1 LONDON, TUJ Phicb 7d. KITfCrS THEATK'K: THIS EVENING^ TUESDAY. .M�y 33, will be rcppated Ros>ihr� er�ml Opera of TANCREDl. End nf ih" fii�t Act, the Di�erli�fin�m. AUti llic Ojjtra (Uv desire) ph(>iil;iv Ball�l of ADOI.PHE Ef MATILDK. On Tuesday, ilte 30lh inatant, will l>e prodonrd, for'tlie, fii5t time, a new er.i nd Ballet, entitled Cephsl^ el ProiSrii, wiih f litireljt new Scenery, Dressfes, Decoratibnt, Sc. TWPNTY.THIRD NIGHT. TSEATRli-ROVAl., DRORY-LANB. THIS EVENING, TUpDAY. May 2S, his Majesty's Servants wUI [ftrform t|ie Trajtedy of KING bEAH. Knif Lear, Mr.Keaii; Dofccof Buigoady, Mr.M'Kenn; Pake of CornwHlI, SJr. Penley; Duke of Albany, Mr. Tlmmpson; Earl of Glo'ster, Mr,'Wulland; Earl of Kent, Mr. Prtpe; Edgar, Mr. Rae; E<tmm.i^, Mr. Barnard. Goiieril, Mm. Giorer; Re^an, Mrs. jEg�rfua.;' <ii�de1ia, Hf^W., vi�n. . Jv^-^fe-^^^'^- V..-^ � After which (Sfh tiim:), a ne�r MosicS^I Srama, in two Act*,. raUed THE LADY ANB THfi DEVfL. Wildlove, Mr. Ellistnn; Jeremy, Mr. Harley; Signor Ra-fta*. Mr. Galtie; Claudiaii, Mr. Barnifrd. Zepbyrina, Mi�8 Kelly; N'egombo,Mrs.Blaiid. The Doors wHr be opened at Half-past Six o'Clopk; the Performancf'wYII comincncc precisely at Seven. The Box.OfliceH'ill be open from Eleven fill Five.o'clock -Places to be taken of Mr. Rodwell, Box Book-keeper. To-morrow, The Way to Get Married, with The Lady ami the Devil. On Tbnrsday, a new Tragedy, entitled Virginius, or The FutVof the Decemviri, in which Mr. Kean will sustain lha piiiicipal character-with What Ntxt ? THBATHE-liOYAl., CnVEKT-GAHDES. rg^HIS EVENING. TUESDAY. May 23. will M. will be acted, ISih time, a new Musical Romance called HENRI QUATRE; Or, Paris in the olden time. Henri, Mr. Macreadj ; Sully, Mr. .\i:rlon ; Gi-neral D'Au-tnuiit, Mr. Fawcell ; Euffeiie de Biron, Mr.C Kerable ; Fre-<li:ri('li St. Leon, Mr. Alibutt: O'Duunel, Mr. J. Johnstone; Woualache, Mr. Emery; Gervais, Mr. Comer; Jocrisse, !Mr. Lrdtnn; Pinceau', Mr. Blanchard. Florence St. Leon, Miss Stephens; Clotilde de Birun, Mitis Brunlon ; Lbuison, Miss M. Tree. Alter which, 2d lime, a new Scoteh Romance, in two acts, called THE BATTLE OF BOTHWELL BRIGG. Lord Evandale, Mr Durnset'; Col. Claverhouse, Mr. Connor ; Major Bellendeii, Mr. Blanchard ; Serjeant Bolhwell, Mr. Comer; Henry Morion, Mr. Abbott; Gndyill, Mr. Chapman;'Cnddie'Heddrij, Mr. Emery. Lady Margaret, Beltduden, Mrs. Davenport; Edith, Miss M. Tree; Jenny Deuuison, Mrs. t.Hill. Covenanters-John Balfour, Mr. Farley: Mause Heddrij; Mrs. Connor, - Boxes 7si; Second Price Ss. 6d -Pit 3s. 64.; Second Price 2s,-Lower Gallery 2s.; &coad Price ls,-i-tJppeir Gallery Is.; Second Pri^e 6d. Oil Thursday, the Musical Drama of The Antiquary. On Saturday, |he.MiV�ical liomance ofHeijry (3u�tr^ The Battle "of Bdlhwell Erigg will be repeated every evfiiine. SURREY THEATRE. for THIS WEEK ONLY. THIS EVENING. TUESDAY, May 23, will be performed the Serious Melo-drame, called THE INVISIBLE WITNESS; OR, THE CHAPEL in THE WOOD. Booneval, Mr. Cliflurd ; Eugene, Mr. Watkins; Grimaldi, Mr. Huntley. Ernestine, Miss Tjjyior. After which, the Comic Burletta of TOM THU.VIB. King Arthur, Mr. W. S, Chatterley; Lord Grizzle, Mr. FiizH^illiam ; Noodle, Mr. Lcouard ; Doodle, Mr. Wyatt; 't\icu I'bumb, Master Rideway. Queen Dollalolla, Mr.<i. Brooks; Piincess Huucamunca, Miss Jonas; Glurodaica, Mr. Smith. To which will he added (as originally written by Mr. T. Dibdiii), the Grand Si'rio-Comic lUelo-drame, called VALENTINE AND OKSON. Boxc�,43.-l^t, 2a.-Gallery, la.-Diiors open at Hajf-past Five, begin at Half^past Six-H..lf Price at Half-past Ei-hl. A new Meln-drame will be produced immediately, called Eilila ; or, Tlie Hermit of Warkworth. A dhw Routantic CaU-doniaii jtomanre will shortly ap. pear, uniier the title nf Old Mortality; and a new ijrand Spectarli: is in pi'eparatioa, to be called The CuroiMtiun. *� The new historical Melo-Dama of the Siege of Lon-duiidorry and Battle of the Boyne, was received throughout with [wals of applause, and announced for repelitluu wth universal shouts of approbation from all parts of the Jl onsr! ROYAL A.MPHITHEATRE (A.STLEY'S), WESTMINSTER BRIDGE. THIS PRESENT TUESDAY, M�y 23, and during the Week, at Half-past .Six o'Clock pre. cisely, will,be presented (forWie second time), an entirely Ni'w Grand E ,:flCKNr tJOTi^JSiCAL DRAWINGS. FRO.M r'.li; will IE KNIG.HTS .LIBRARY, SPLENDID iiUUK.**, ANU CARICATURES, TO.BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR; EVANS, At his House, No. 96, Pall-mall, TO-MORROW, WEDNESDAY, May 24, and following Day, A MAGMFICEN f COLLECTION of BD--lX TANICAL DRAWINGS and splendid BOOKS, including Flora Bengaleusis, containing eleven tuindced original Dr.twings, an unrivalled^otleplion ; originiil Draw, ines of. Indian Birds, .Serpents, Flowers, mvdlosects, exe-cuUmI by Nativo ludians; Lysona's Environs oif Luiuion, ;l vols, large paper, illiiatrated with original D.^awines aud |a briJiinnt assemblage of Print's, hy a late celebrate^ Cot-ector; Volpati>'s Paintiugs la tlie ViitScan, S vols.roloured ; SADLER'S WELLS -THEATRE. TRIUMPHANT SUCCF.SS OF THE NEW SPLENDID PANTOMIME. f-pHIS EVENING, TUE.SDAV. May 23, I and following Ev ^ ,Fivc, Performance to com.nence at Six. ' ~^,:inj^Z  ^ .. , Pliires ftir li^'-^i^^^^? Ukrnnf Mr.Siuck, at ,ihe Bom.Oace^f .,f0^Wf*f^Mry' day froai T<� till J* Uill;S veji. Bnit�s4!�.-Pil'2�.-Gallery Is. ORTIMER. HOUSE. 11. iM..t;timer-street, Cavendish-square.-Miss ABSALOM begs lenve to return her most graitful acknowledgments for the favours conferred on her house for so many years, lunnhly soliiilmg a continuance of that palromgc i.he IrustsTiy her atlenlion she has endeavoured to meril, and has the satisfaction ro say, thai in addiitun to an extensive, novel, and eleeant Assortment of SPRING MILLINERY, she has (peculiar to herself) the Moss Straw Butinei, coinpused entirely of British Manufactures^ which will be found by those Ladies who ciindesceofl to honour Mortimer House with their presence, to excel any thinj that has yet been olTered. She begs to add, she has some, light and heautifiil transparent Bonnets, in embroidered straw.work, nch crape, mu�lin,&c. An entire new'and elegant A�sortmciit of Dress Caps, all of which are managed so as to meet the wishes of the inrrst economical-Two Day Apprcnticrs wanted in the Millinery. ST. PATRICK'S CHARITY SCHOOUS, Deau-street, Soho, and Deomaik-street, St, Giles's, ASYLUM FOR FEMALE ORPHANS, Chuich row, Hnuipstead. THEANNUAL DINNF.R will be at the Freemasons'Tavern, Great Queen-street, on MONDAY NEXT, May.29,'1890 ; His Royal Highness the U.ikr of SUSSEX in the Chair. �VICE-PRESIDENTS: His Excellency the Duke de San Carlos His Grace the Duk'^ of Norfolk The'Right Hon, the Sari of Shrewsbury The Right Hon. the Earl of Fingal The Right Hon. the Earl of Donougbmore The Right Hon. Lord Stour. ton The Hon. Lord Arnndell The Right Hon. Lord Clifford The Right Hon. Lord Hutchinson Sir Edward Blount, Bart. General Sir Jubu Doyle, Bart. G.C.B. .Sir George Jernineham, Bart. The Rev. Dr. Colltus A. Loiighiiauj Esq. Thomas Bariiewall. Esq. CharUa Botler� Esq. Phioeas Coyof,' Esq. Joseph Demay, Esq. Robert Dolan, Esq. John H, Ecrles, Esq. Rev. Lewis Havard John Henley, jun: Esq. Charles Hurley,.Esq. M. L. Hill, Esq. Edward Jerningham, Esq. Rev. J. Jones stewahds: John J. Lobo, Esq. George Lynci, E�q. -, , Thomas M'Kiernnii, Esq. S. J. Martinez, Esq. Rev. Edward Norria Rev. J. Rolfe John Rissnn, Esq. Uev. J. Russell Rev. Edward Seott Edward Whiteside, Esq. Joseph Wigliy, Esq. Rev. W. Wilds John Wright, Esq. Francis Kiernan, Esq. Charles King, Esq. A. R, Blake; Esq. Treasurer. Dinner im Table at Five o'Clock. Tickets, Wiue included, 17�. each, m;iy be had of J. Kelly, No. 45, Fleet-Street, and J. Creevy, No. 250, Toitenhani-courl-road. Secretaries; of the Stewards ; and at the bar of the Freeroai^oua'Tavern. THE SECOND 10,000 TICKETS, 'I BISH rrspeclllilly ncq'iaiiits his ht-st Friend.", the Public, that 7,500 of the first 10,000 Tickets Mezeray's,ilisMti�(}e Frapcc,3 vols. Urge paper vNicholls'* l,eirestrrsliirie,..7 iols. large paper; Handel'a Music,' 30 \.\U.  prii^ltij; 'Classics, 60 vols, complifte t^Hectt&nliiiCaKtiilluJciij tSii.tie. n exte.bitTc that were put inio the Lottery Wheel have been drawn, leaving now in, only 2,500 Ticket's; to which will be added, previous to the next Drawine Day (1st of June), the Second 10,000 Tickets, making 12,500 Tickets to be drawn on the next Two Days of Drawing. T.'ie number that will he drawn each Day is not yet knuwn, as the Gazette says it is left to the discretion of ihe Comniisaloners for the Lottery how many shall be drawn next Day. The Wheel contains 62 Capitals, all ef which must be drawn on ihe next Two Davs of Di-awioi.'. Warranted undrawn Tickets ami .Shari-a are now selling at BISH'8 iXfices, 4, Curnhill, and 9, Chariiig-rross, Ixiudon ; and by his Agents in the cumitiy ; where the Public may rely OD'participating in every advantage appertaining to the Lottery, to the fullest extent ; and by a novel arrangement, purchasers between the ]8lh of May and the 1st June, may have the chance of the Next Day's Drawing without any risk, *,* BISH has already sold in Shares SIX Capitals in the present lottery. CHANCE WITHOUT RISK. FOUR PRIZES OK �30,000. AND FllTY-ElGKT OTHER CA-PITA LS, In Money and Consfils, in the Wheel.. T^EW MODE of ADVENTURF., by which iT EVERY PURCHASER is SECURED from LOSS on the NEXT DAY of DRAWING, TltVltSOAY, ist JUNE, As every Ticket or Share bought between IStb May and Ist June, IF BRAWN on Thursday, Ist June, whether a Jilanh Of Prize, may be excbanifed, free of expense, for an Undrawn Ticket or for an Undrawn Share, or ihe Hvrchase Movey will be rehirned, if nquired.- And the holder of every Ticket or Share (bought as aforesaid), IF NOT DRAWN on Thursday, 1st June, may receive the I'lurbase Money back for snch Undrawn Ticket or Share, if the same be.de-manded on or hefiiie Tuesday, 131 h June; therefore, whoever buys before Ist Jnne, MAY GAIN, AND CANNOT LOSE, As he may KEEP the PRIZES if he likes, and RETURN the BLANKS if he plea'ies. State of the Wheel.-On! v Two Davs More. 4 ...... Prizes iif '......�36,000 4 Prizes of...... �1.000 4 ...... Prizes of........�'500 50 ,.....Prizes of .. �400, �300 &c. &e. mnkine in Money and Consuls, SixtvJino Capttals yet Undrawn. Warranted.tJndrawn Tickets aud Shai'es are on Sale at the OldTfStabiished andf u'rtunale Offices of HAZARD and Co., the Comrarlors. Royal Exchange-gale; 26,, Cornhilt; and 324, Oxfdrd-ttrcet,-corner of Swallow.strect, London.; who Sharedand Sold io the Last Lottery Contract, Nus. 7,370 and�,666. Prizes of 20,000/, each 1 ,And in a recent Lottery, . AJlifie'Prizes of 39 OQOi.'.!! , HAZARD & Cto. Slikred and Sold 3?1VE of the Capital Prize, drawn th� FirsCDay, �lb April; alsi), ^o 2,313) a Prize ii*o(ii drawii Usi Tburtdayi la.h Mty,heild�s futtCiOlKrrCajutahi. � ST^YS RE:M0VAt.,-4:^li#SQN ' m.d VJSTIRIN, removed to,f^.^'-�?^!!^(>^�tsi1re(�tj iCo�ei�*r garden, unSnit for Ladiei.' iiiap^cti Biaer�Mi�-^�eni!i in DRESS Bft.r VVASHINGiCSS^EtS^' sciemiftcallj �iihipted to the vkriatitina of^'^iir(^w^ih''t^ fit with precisioo, elegiinct, an^^4!ihin|�^''Stays b> improve thetbaix-, rectify p,uj.-eiine fifv'i^^ii^)i^ih,,T^more,'iirKiir ne�9 in Ihe hack, prevent spiiiiil.icHfval^uj'ain) fiic thesup. port and cnie-of persons awi^.'Hy wt^Sfe�h'�y;irittk'e Lndirs appear pei tVeily straight," without 4p]F''^jijrtl�ii>illc steel, pad. dine, or pressure, Thf ir Elastic Freii^|�^jBai� reduce cor-polency without Confinement, giViS';^)rwft>H�bIft luppprl ^ after ac.-uochemeut, are rfficacnult^l^ ij^nl|t)ll.cat,ca�es, Jtnd far superior to Ion; Slays, in M.ca^jbtKUApilAm>\-'�f�}l^ ness or eulaigemeiit,^-^Slays and -*Br^|te8"for''iCbildrert.-i Couuiry Ladies iustructed by. letter jtiTllratMiitit'ai'easiires. TRINITY-Tij^ei jSEtVCASTtlt, MAY3i^:t820. AT a MEETING of aS^imERGIIANTS, sHip.owNERs; TgyiD;Ei^^fl��?:^�j;g?ij5g' trresleii in'-the �welfa'm. of"ihe bilMtru this 9iry4n pumifuter otp'ufalf^S3C^<s)�D�tlV GEORGE FOTHE^tSlLL, Esq. the Mister of the Trliiiiy House, in the Chair. This Mertinu hnving heard with ercat alarm, that his Majesty's Ministers coniemplate r� alteratioo i� the existing system of Foreign nod British Colonial Duties-upon Wood, a measure which (wlieli tli^'mavnitudebf the various interests to he atfecied by it is r xts to the country at large; RpRolred unanimously, 1. That Petitions he furthwiih prepared aitd presented to both Houses nf Parliament, expressive of the feeliiics of tlHs Meetiiiu niMiu'the siibjfct. 2. That the Peliliou now read 6e adopted, and be engrossed for sieiiatures. 3. That a Ciimrailtee he formed for the purpose of Carry, in; Ihe intentions of this'Mfetioginto effect, ami that such Committee be coniiinsed ofall the Committees of the Marine Insurances of this Porl, and of the Members of those .Societies, and-lhai seven shall be a qnornm at any meeting. 4. That the trine and mode of presentintr the Petitions, and other meaiJnres to be adopted for effecting the purposes of the Meeiing, bo left in the discretion of the Committee, who thsll also have (lower to appoint a Depotution, if necessary, to allend the Board of Trade or Parliament,in conjunction with the other poi-ts- GEORGE FOTHERGILLj Chairman, That the Thanks of this Meeiing be given to the Mas. ter of4he Trinity-Ho�se, for his promptitudejn calling this Meeting, and fur his condnct in the Chair. NEW ROMANCE. Tfan day ill jiiibli�he4, rflHJE ASTROLOGER; t'"- 3E�e Sun Jl Sebastian . a Soinance, in three volumes. , � " A:blark~I'res�;fn'��orruw-fill� my heart; Priiiii^ fyr William"^e^armao, LibranilTUfifew IPbii^V ' .�'..i..-' -. < ,--.... -'ivm^.' npHE QUARTERLY REVIfjiWi N .XfcV. 1 wjirWprfhJishedouSATORD�Yihir2flbJtW�. GoUTEinrs Life uf Ibe &ike trf' Mi'rJbqnJt^^ Menioira of John DaJte of Ahurlboriuiish,': with, his vfit^.Oai Cyrreajtondrnce,'-collected from the {<i|ii1ly Rerprfi*: ^t Bletv tiCiJir, IMid oilier irijibeutic soVireeWV'ftiF Wlljam Cniie, U.^. CS;S.A. Arcbiteacun of Wilu.-IL Van Diemen'i; Land. HiebaH fiowc, (he last and. worst of tUe Bnsb,K^oKipf* ut Vatt Dieniirti's f jiud. Narrative gf the chief sitncitiex rom-niiited by 4biii Great Marrierer and his'iisiuictatrs, during ! �t�rtoaorSiry���, in Van Diewen't" Connt ' cAniiDoe, aaiitiial it wme liiltirr'timF th�:�wnrr�*il| the brnHit; bw why tbonid ibey nbt ? the beiieflt m^it<''00-' Brilish eaf ital, and accrne* to British iinbjevis-fwr^ftlSr'-tiflhauf the imporia are on British nccuUut. Let the i er, till its average ��toe exceeds BO*, aud >ih>j*ver .tbia.U tlie eaae experivncebaa lesiitied (bat wn rrqnirenlHhe �td wc calf pruoire. Suppo'-in the event of a jfsfcitjir*-afaoold rrj)nire une mtlliun quarters lif wheal,and th.it haif ut thisquantily, which c-mta the. Englishmrrchinl oiiiy Wft. uc.r quari�r,;waa'ready upon Ibespol to be suid Ifie iilomettt -Ine lujrjlasstnopened ; lhe� weshooW rtqoii* Hie other lialffiTwi iK^fureign farmer, whuwauM eeriaii>ly�ihiniuabout IMi. tm it. '\t\ Dpi better, �hen, that one half of l)�e profit oo iftvr � <|it;^w�ot� should go iulu Ihe poek�i� Mi E<'g!i�b��'�i, than, the wlyile iuto those of Germans avd Pules? U it Bot-better tttat-the Euehsh farmer should be cD.-itenie<l to i<e this tlialribiUion of the profita arisingfroraa^reat'jiilvanre , uf pncea*,. an advance �hieb would henrttf htinstlf, ihaa that be- nfiottld betray an uifwortliy spirit of jralousy, which, . to eratity iiMlf, would inevitably itiilf'y,'ai><frW the Colonies. That while your Pefitiojieta admit, to the fullest extent, the claim of ibe manufacturers oFthis kingdom to the high consideration and protection of Government, yet they do,at* the same time, most humbly suggest, that the admission of ths ships of foreignert to engross the principal part of the carrying tr.ade of such a bulky commodity as limber, will nlti-mately more than counterbalance any present advantage that the manufacturer might gain hy the adoption of ihemeBOure. That Ihe carrying trade will be thrown into Ihe hands of furrigners is most certain, owing to the wopd^being Ihe produce of their own country, combined with their unquestioned ability to navigate at lower ratCti of freight; and although it miirht eausea present demand for a small quantify of the gnod? (if our manufacturers (probably not exceeding the decreased ronsnmptinn of our owii Colonies), should this aher-aiion or the <lolieE he carried into effect, yet it is respectfully submitted, that ruinous consequences would ensue to a eieat proportion of the stripping interest of the kingdom, of whirh so'laree a portion is employed in the conveyance of luuiliPr from North America, and to the uumerous branches of trade connecii-d therewith, aiid dependatii ^Hereon, when every encoiiraKt-mect ought rather to he giveo-tttthe trade ^Vom our own Colonies, upon which so co.i)s|^ei-^ble a part of the community depends for its existence. Your Petitionei-a beg leave to state the great value of this tratle in a national point nf view, and that owini; to tiie length of Ihe voyaje, nnore than double the tonnage is requisite to �upiily the country with timber and deals than could possilily be employed, had we even Ihe whole.of the carrying trade to the Baltic, sad from Ihe iiivigoraiing nature of ihe climaie, a uuii;ery for British seamen almost unequalled has been formed; but even this;valnahle source of men fit for manniiis our hitherto iiiviitcible navy will he utterly lost, should the prnposed alteration take place. Thai the effect of the alteration co^itemplated in the system of dulie.* will be to prohibit the importation of timber from the American Colonies altogether, and in this manner the establishments of the subjects of Great Britain will be broken np, and the Colonies deprived of almost their only medium of exchange for the manufactures of this couotry, and the immense numbers of people who have had every encouragement held out to them to emigrate to our North American CuloHies, iipun the faith uf the trade being pioteet�d, will thereby be thrown out of employment. , Vour Petitiouera further beg leave to'state, that a great number tif the ships bHongiog to this .port are almost ex-clusively calculated for carrying limber from "British Aine* rira, being too large for the Baltic tratle, and.from their lieciilior coostruciion, are, Generally,speaking,ill adapted for the West India or other trades', aud even were they so adapted, those trades are already glutted with a siirpju's uf shipping. Tlie only advantages to this country which your Petitioners can suppose to be contemplated to arise from the proposed aliei'alion, will bean increased demand-from the North-ei 0 .States for our manufactures; yet it is-mosL obvious that as an article of commerce, if the consumption on the one hand is to be regulated merely by the demand for the com-roudily offered io exchitpge oiy the other, we shall eventually giiin nothing, hut are merely carrying our goods to another market, while we are losing the market furmerly afforded by Miruwu Colonies, and hy such ,a measure;beiiefitini; States of opposite interests, aiid altogether unconnected with us, at the expense of one of the most valuable dependanciet of the British Ciown.  . H;-; Your Petitioners, therflfure, cannot hat prejs upon your most serious ronsideration, the-efiecta of a measure involving the employln lylj.-pr�y,.itb!it yoiir : Hoqourahle Hou8.e~wil| be.pl�9'>�<ltu ta{ j kyium of Ihe DnileaotjWiind. '  ,�� AudywUt Peliliunv'*iJije**T pray. Pwaerration of Public Roads; i^John London M^aamt 3. Remarks on present system of Road, making, by J. L, M'Adam. 4.'Es8ay on CuDstruction of Roads, &c.; by Richard Lovell Edgeworth. 5. P/actical Treatise on Road-making; by Jame* Paterson.-V. Parga: 1. Proceedings In Parga, and the Ionian Islauds* with a series of correspondence and other justificatory documents^; by Lieuteuaut-Colond CP. de Bosset. 3. Expose dea f^its i|ni on! pie. c^rti et suivi.la Cession de Parga. ouviage icril orleioaire. meat en Grec par un Pargairiute, et Iraduit el public par Amaory Duval, de riustitut.-VI. Modern Greek : f)bser.^ vationa relating to the Modern Greek Language; tiy M. Coray.-VII. Voltaire et Mad. de Cl.Htelet. Vie Priyfee de Voltaire et Madame de Cli&telet, pendani un Sejour �le six moiaaCircy.-VIII. Poems. Descriptive of Rural Life ^nd Scenery; by Johu Clare, a NorthMnpionshire Peasant.- De rAngJelerre; par Monsieur Rubichon.-X The Fall of Jerusaletn: a Dramatic Poem; by the Rev, H- H. Milman. -XI. Africa: Voyaee dans I'lutirirur de I'Afrjque aux .Sources du SfintataTet de la Gamble ; par G. MoUieu >-XII. Private Life and Manners of the Athenians. Printed for John Murray, Albemarle.atreet. No. XL. ronlaining the Second and concluding part of the Index, will lie published at the same tinie. Complete Sets may be had of Ihe first XX. Vols, of the t,)uarlerly Review. CORN LAfVS. TO THE RTOHT HONOURABLE F. J. ROBINSON, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE. .Sir-There is no subject of deeper interest to the com-mnniiy than that on which I presume to address yuo, and' as it will very soon occupy tlie attention of both Houses of Parliament, I shall endeavour to lay before 'you, with as much brevity as possible, Ihe reasons why I think the pre-, sent Corn Law better adapted to the interest uf the farmer than any other which shall have for its basis a ayatem of protecting; dntiea. By the present law Ihe farmer has a monopoly of the bome-mdrbet till Ihe price of wheat shall have maintained SDs. on the average of the six weeks preceding any of the four periods of tlie year which govern the import. Expe. rience has shewn, that whenev.er the price exceeds the import mark, be that 6&s. or 80s, it 'proceeds from a deficienry of the boow sappty, aod-ittDportalimi immediately takes place. It is of this the farmers complain; their monopoly is then broken through, and they canuot submit patiently to competition with the merchant. On examination, how. ever, it will be found, that in point of fact.they have no aubstantial ground of complaint, for instead of the import lowering the market, Ihe very reverse has ost was QIs. 6d. Here then is a clear proof that an import does not take place hut from necessity, and that then it has very little influence on Ihe price, except so faras-it prevents.an extraordinary and tnsuJferable advaiice. � In the above-named periods the country was visited with bad crops, and but for this supply no inconsiderable yortioo of itu inhabitants most have perished by famine. The advocates of protectiqg duties say, v.'e admit the deficiency and the necessity for a supply, b'ut this is the very reason why a duty should have been levied; it would have been only 410 much taken out of the pockets of the foreign farmer, aod put into our own Exchequer; this, however,! apprehend is a complete fallacy, as the quantity which the foreigner sends depends upon the price he receives.. A certain price'will drain the coasts of Europe and America; hilt if we requjre more, we must have it brought down from the int'ei-lor, and then the cost ii increased; It must he brought further and further, every increase of the distance increasing Ihe price. Wheat, within the period named, wua hrouglitdOO miles down the. rivers to Danzig and Petera-burgh, and flour 1,500 lo 2,000 miles to the sbippiqg ports of America. What brought this supply but the wanta of this country,and the high prices we were willing to pay for-it ? Surely it will not be a�serted that if by any duty we had abridged the price received by the foreigner, Ibe supply would have been as great, and as we undoubtedly wanted all we obtained, it is.quite evident tbat if a duly had .been jmr posed, the consumer must have paid it. An import of 17 millions sterling requirexl an average of 91.s 6d. '.and it will hardly be contended that an average of 80s. would harj: briiughl as much, or that if we had wanted 25 millions we muat not have paid 959. to lOOs. It is the price wjiiich de,. termines the quantity imported, and the price is te^nlated hy the quantity required, and the expense of obtaibing it. If then. Sir, I should have succeeded in proving to. you, that the duty imposed must eventually he paid by the co;n-sumer whenever the wants of the country fire very large,. I will in the next place draw your attention lo the consequences uf protecting djnties, when the crop of our. own rountryii adequate to. its consumption. It usually h,ippeus that when'Ibe crop of England is good, tbat of Europe is good also; a good crop in England, it will not be denied, is equal to the conaumptiuti. Now if with such a crop we should be exposed to importation, frifm any scale of duties lo which the country is Irkely to siibmit, the-price must be depressed wretchedly low, and a succession of bountiful harvests would annihilate the agriculture of the kingdom. Even Willi defective crop's in Enrupe,we'liive seeu whatimmense quaiitilies'can.be spared, and w'tth proactive ones it is hard to say how low the growers would be wUliiig to sell, sooner thaii hold a redundant produce which could scarcely btt-said lo possess any exchantjeahlr value, '^ The present price of the be.sl wheat;, in some of the lower ports (jf'the B,iliir,' isabbirt 32s,'per quarter, aud I am an-tjsfied'it would still ho lower, bitt fconi the cuuviction which rests on the minds of the. farmers, that if they only persevere in holding tbeir stocks/they will certainly obtain pretty near our import price, for it should l1eVemetiibeire boiid 'ami-..... '-Uqt^iir^A&^irateA'oril^wu/Id on the payment ufa'dwtj, a doTy which Iheadaptatioo. �F foreign price* will always render atiorUve? "Who will lindertake to aicg^ at what fri^e the foreign-farmer can produce gralii! but lie'Whv taken upo� himself to say at what priie it shall lie sold *l>en if -Is produced,betrays an utter., want of rxperieiice iu |he vi'^j-siiudes lt^Jrade, aud of the necnssitiei arising mil of C'do^i-daiice-^necessiiies which freqaenily noihiug wuii.�jfies hut giving twice or thrice the qoaniity fur the same amount iu value which a beltrr state of things pievioo.ly ii-qnifeiil. .-*s not a whole crop of ho-�, of coffee, or of sii^-ar, sometiroea sold at a loss of 40 or 5U percent.! hay, are notour own farmers Milling theivcorn for less thou it costs ? and even if it �oldfor20per cent, less than it now iIoe\. they mnii g� on ; *o it is with the foreign fnrmt-r; and if the agricol-turistsef this conulry thiuk they can. hold out l.jnuesi, I am iurlined to bciieve they will be mistaken ; but of thts I am <)uitecertain, that nothing but a bliml spirit or je.s-luoay, or uf ignoranre of tlie real cause of their dilBruliies, could possibly induce them to enie.' inio So gratbiioua Contest. The agriculturists, if appears, wish for a permarieni duty of 409. per quarter, without reference to the matfcrfprice; a demand more monstrous and unfound, d in renaOn or pulicy, was scarcely ever beard of. Th<-y ohjfcl to ihe average syjt-tem-iu toto, becanfpof its multinirjoni dnfecls. That defects exist, caanutjhe denied, but it may be affirmed with great truth that most of these defects proceed tV'jni the neglect of the provisions of Iheexialing laW. The huv proi-iri. s every man with power; it ilireils ihe biiw to make reinrus, and if Ihe seller gives informaiion that he has sold certain quantities of grain, if ibe buyer has not made a refiiru. he is subject to a penally of 10/,and this-flcnalty mny he eoforceil by any Magistrate before whom the infuruiotion is laid. If there be any r�^<.on to think the Inspector d^ies not do hit duty, an order from a Magistrate may e.: la it Dot better to correct and riR-der perfect the existing plan ? � Tbere ia ao opinion very ^irevalent, that the depression in the price of grain proceedafrom a rejlandaut import in 1818, hut Ihoae conversaui wifli the corn trade ran hear tm -muOy toils fallacy. It is a iibtorious fact, that on thel-t day uf October last, which was about the time ibe .new crop began to press upon the market, the stock nf free foreiR . grain was less tban Ft had been known at any period tiuc-; 1813, and 1'am persnailed tbat the ports Would not tiav/-closed in February ISI9, had not the discussions on tlj>-subject of the-Banic Rrstrictidnt shaken lo its found', tioii the whole cororaeiTialfabric. Agriculture was not c-empted frum the consequences of that disciissioii, mid e^^f since there has been more grain thrown upon ilie imkiIi-riian the immediate dinnaod retired. I cap fed-iiob^Mlaii" . in asserting, that it i." me-pproximation to Ciiah pa>niei"-.;i which has pr.nduced the diflir.ulties under which the Inrinei-labour,, aiitt-under them 'iiey ino�t contlniie to tnboiu> less there he a remission of taxes, or a mHigaiioo of tS* scheme for a final resumption of cash currency. Corn Bil wiUiipt avail. -CoHsislency-and justice to alt parties rcouiit that as the value of-money has betiM'aised, the next au-p >� fixing the import price shbuUI be retrograde. Tlie. B ii whicK piiiied bulb HtJuseS of PArliamcnl abudt a y.aragu fur an 4:iilire change of o�r mvoetafXaystem, 1 wilt.u� trii in this or aiiy other coniVtry ; its iouscjliieiices 1 am'convin- -ed w*�e not justly appreciatCil, anitiiie pn'j " *' brgimiinx paper-ayste/B, which bad br^t^ iu full opeeat'iaiiv'fnru ^rv>'l^ t>r at teiat iv'enly. There w^ssonJitbing spcciuAS iu tbbi '

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