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WALLS. Married.] At Bedminster, Wm. Vincent, Married.) At Rhydellan, the Rev. Regiesq. of Alten, Hants, to Miss Mary Atwood. nald Heber, rector of Hounet, Salop, to Miss

At Clifton, the Hon. Captain Gardner, Amelia Shipley, youngest daughter of the R. N. to Miss C. V. Straubenzee. - The Hon. Dean of St. Asaph. James Flewitt, eldest son of Viscount Lifford, Died.] At Heathfield, near Swansea, Sir to the Hon. Mary Anne Maude, sister of Gabriel Powell. Viscount Hawarden,

At Beaumaris, whither he had retired with Died.) At Westerleigh, Mr. Samuel Crease. his family for the benefit of his health, the . Ac Thornfalcon, Mary Colman, 106. Rev. Edward Waterson, rector of Sleaford, • At Fromne, Mr. James Crouch, 98. Lancolnshire, 54. DORSETS HIRE."

At Lower Millington, near Churchstoke, Married.] At Weymouth, Lord Hinton, Montgomery, Thomas Beob, esz. son of Earl Poul:t, to the sister of Mrs. Fát.

NORTH BRITAIN. quharson,

Died At Armedale, in Skye, John Aler. Mr. R. W. Andrew's, of Dorchester,' to under Graham, esq. chamberlain of Skye: Miss A. Luckham, daughter of Mr, L. of Ac Stridirolm, Jean Burgess, aged 93. She Steepleton.

had been sixty-seven years married to one DEVONSHIRĖ.

husband; and, before she died, 113 could call Married.) At Exeter, Lieut. Devon, R. N. her mother, grandmother, and great grandto Miss Thompson

mother. Thirty 'seven' of these were great Died.] At Fursdon, Mrs. Briggs. .

grandchildren. "At Whisborough, Mrs, Balle, relict of Mr. At' Edinburgh, Christina Elizabeth, dowThomas B. láte of Riley, solicitor, 92. ', ager, countess of Kintore.-John Canıpbell,

ager, cou CORNWALL.

esq. M. P. colonel of the Argyleshire militig. Died.] 'At Truro, Mrs. Simpson, 53

DEATH ABROAD.SI Mrs. Richards.-Mrs. Hore. --Mrs. Elizabeta - 'At Nassau, New Providence, Mrs. Lydia Janies, 87.

Edwards, wife of the Honourable Peter EdAt Śt Columb, Fanny Hawton, 91.-Vr. 'wards, esq. The inconsolable grief of a Clemon, 87.

husband, the ami-ble deportment of a numerAt Point, parish of Fcock, Mr. William ous offspring, and the deep regret of all who Rogers.

knew her, are the best tribute to ber me At Camelfoy, Mrs. Ann Snowden. mory.

MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. al AN event, most important to the commercial interests of this country, has taken place within

the last month. We allude to the repeal of the orders in council, relative to our intercourse with America, which is now as free as ever it was, prior to our disagreement with our transatlantic brethren. This measure, which is highly creditable to the political talents of our rulers, has already given new life to our manufactures of every description; at the same time, that it has destroyed the ungenerous expectations of the monopolizers of American produce. We can now mock the attempts of the French Emperor, to dry up the sources of our trade; and smile at his endeavours to procure for his people a participation in a traffic which they have no meanis of carrying on. By a late decree, Buonaparte clearly evinces his opinion upon this subject; for notwithstanding his principal ports being in a Nate of blockade, he thinks to amuse and pacify the French nation, by permitting the exportation of all articles, the preduce of the soil and industry of France, and also the importation of various articles, such as iron, tin, dyq ftuffs, &c. Tlie embargo has been taken off Turkita vefsels by our goverdment, and thus an advantageous charnel is opened to our manufactures, especially the elothing and hardware branches. The Chancellor of the Exchequeras lögnified, that it is the intention of government to permit the importation of Martinique produce on one conttition only that of its being re-exported. This declaration moft, doubtless, prore bichiy satisfactory to our West India merchants, who have abundance of colonial produce an hauds, withuat being able to find a inaket for the greater part of it. Since our lait Report, the following vefsels belonging to the honourable the Eaft India Company are arrived, visant Castle, from China; Diana, Preston, and Ceylon, from Bengat; Wexford, Ann, and Alexander, from Bombay, Phænix, from Fort St. George; and Preiten, from Bengal, and FORTS. George. Their cargoes are as follow:-Tea of different deferiptions, 1,071,490 lbs ered piace goods; muslins, 3489 piecesz calicoes, 37,692 pieces. Probibited goods, of blk, and cutton 7947 pieces. - Madras piece-goods Mullins, 400 pieces; calicoes 67,840 pieces. Probined gords: calicoes, 8790 pieces. Company's, 5178 bales, and Shall bales cotton; 99,059 ewt. faltpetre: 1 bag Mocha coffee ; 17,474 cwt. sugar: 1655 cwt. funn ; 17 cwt, liemp 9900 lbs. cochineul; 1776 bags rice; 52,425 lbs raw mik Privilege, 73 chests Mungret, 90 chelb tal ammoniae, 38 chefs faftliver, 9 chefts campher, 951 chelts indigo, 676 bales cotton, 103 bntes cotton thread, 85 chests Turmeric, 29 chefts Tuiral 19 hides, 62 chefts gúm arabic, 75 bags long pepper, 15 bales raw fill, 61 bales piete goods, and 1985 bogs of coffee

Prices of Canal, Duck, Fire Omice, Water Works, Brewery Shares, &c. &c.

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1809.-London Dock Stock, 1211. per cent. West India ditto, 1751. ditto. East India ditto, 1991. ditto. Commercial ditto, 1351. ditto. "Grand Janction Canal Shares, 1651. per share. Grand Surrey ditto, 801. do. Kennet and Avon ditto, 231. per share Globe Fire and Life Assurance Shares, 1181. ditto. Albion dicto, 581. ditto. Hope ditto, 68. per share premium. Eagle ditto, par. Atlas ditto, par. Imperial Fire Assurance, 6ol. per share. Kent ditto, 501. diuto. London Assurance Shipping, 211. dicto. Rock Life Assurance, 4s. tu 5s. per share premium. Commercial Road Stock, 1201. per cent. London Institution, 841. per share, Surrey ditto, par. East London ditto, 581. per share premium. West Middlesex dicto, 121, ditto. Golden Lane Brewery, 771., per share. British Ale Brewery, 41 per share premium. Constitutional Ale Brewery, par. Kent Water Works, 121, per share premium. Tavistock Mining Canal, 1501. per share. South Lushington Mine, 1205. citlo. L. Wolfe and Co. Ca. nal-Dock and Stock Brokers, No. 9, Change Alley, Cornill.

The average prices of Navigable Cana! Siares, Dock Stock, and Fire Office Shares, in May, 1809, at the Oftice of Mr. Scott, 28, New Bridge Street, London.The Trent and Merley, Na. vigation, 1,0201. per lhare, dividing 401. per hare clear, per annuin. Monniouth bire, 1071. dividing 51. per Thare clear. Grand Junction, 1631. dividing 41. clear.' Ellesmere 66, Wilts. and Berks. 971. Kennet and Avon, 231. West India Dock, 1741. 10 per cent. Lone don Dock, 1201. to 1911. per cent. Globe Insurance, 1171. 10. Albion, 8l. per share premium. Rock Lite Asurance, Ös. per Mare preminuu.

ORDERS IN COUNCIL.
At sbe Court at the Queen's Palace, the 946b of May, 1809, Present, the King's Mof Excelledt

- Majefly in Council. . [The present order commences by poticing an order of the 26th April last, for subjecting the ports of Holland to a rigorous blockade; then adverts to the provisional agreement entered into by Mr. Erskine, with the American Government, for withdrawing it, so far as re. spects the United States ; then proceeds. ] * And whereas, although the laid provisional agreement is oot such as was authorized by his Majesty's instructions, or such as his Majesty can approve, it may already have happened, or may happen, that persons, being citizens of the laid United States, may be led by a reliance on the said provisional agreeinent, to engage in trade with and to the laid ports and places of Holland, contrary to, and in violation of, the restrictions imposed by the said orders of the 7th of January, and of the 11th of November, 1807, as altered by the order of the 26th of April last; his Majesty, in order to prevent any inconveniencies that may ensue from the circumstance above recited, is pleased, by and with the advice of liis privy council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that the said several o:ders shall be suspended, so far as is ncceffary for the protection of vefsels of the said United States, lo failing under the faith of the faid provisional agreement, viz. that, after the 9th day of June next, 10 vefsel of the United States, which shall have cleared out between the 19th of April last, and the 20th of July ensuing, for any of the ports of Holland aforesaid, froni ang Port of the United States, thall be molefted or interrupted in her royage. .

And it is further ordered, that no vefsels of the United States, which ball have cleared out from any port of America previous to the 20th of July next, for any other permitted port, and fhalt, during her voyage, have changed her dešination, in consequence of information of the said provilonal agreement, and thall be proceeding to any of the ports of Holland aforesaid, ihall be molested or interrupted by the commanders of any of his Majesty's thips, or privateers, unless such vellel thall have been informed of this order or her voyage, and Mall have been warned not to proceed to any of the ports of Holland aforesaid, and hall, notwithstanding such warning, be found attempting to proceed to any such port.

(The order then obferves, that after the said th of June next, no vellel of the United States, or from any other place not fubject to the refri&tions of the order of April last, which thall have cleared at previous to actual notice of this order at her place of clearance, thall be molcited on her voyage. 1.

ST E PS The laid leveral orders of the 7th of January, and 11th of November, 1807, asaltered by the faid order of the 26th of April lalt, thall also be suspended, so far as is necesary for the prom tection of veilels of the United States which shall clear out, to any ports not declared to be under the reftri&tion of blockade, froin any port of Holland between the 9th day of June and the 1st of July next; provided always, that nothing that is contained in the present order fhall extend, or be construed to extend, to protect any vedels or their cargoes, that may be linble to condenanntion or detention, for any other cause than the violation of the aforesaid, orders of the 7th of Jangary, aod 11th of November, 1807, as altered by the laid order of the 26th of April - Provided also, that nothing in this order contained thall extend, or be construed to extend, to proted any vessel, which shall enter any port actually blockaded by any of his Majeny's fipa of war.

STEPR. COTTRELO [The gazette likewise contains an order in conacil, allowing the importation of provisions into Newfoundland, daring the enfoing fishing-leason: and also an order, prohibiting the exportation of gunpowder, Multpetre, &c. for la toalbs, from the 6 di Jane next.]

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MONTHLY BOTANICAL REPORT. IN No. 116, of the Botanist's Repository, we find Ferulapersica; the plant supposed to pro

duce the Alla-fætida; and indeed, as it was produced from seeds sent to Petersburgh, froin the spot whence this drug is known to come, there can be little doubt, wheu the very strong smell of Afla-fætida, which pervades every part of the berb, is taken into the account, but that it is the real plant. From Petersburgh, it was communicated to Dr. Hope, the late professor of Botany, at Edinburgh, where ripe seeds were produced, and the young plants have been distributed to many other botanic gardeus; yet it is still very far from being common.

Kæinpfers, in his Amenitates Exoticæ, has given a very full account of the plant which produces the Affa-fætida, and the mode of collecting it, accompanied with a figure, which so ill accords with Dr. Hope's plant, that it has been hence concluded, that the two specics must be different. Yet this author, when in Perfia, took very great pains to enquire if there were more than one ; and although the natives themselves believed there were two, yot upon a careful comparison of them both, he was convinced that there was only one fpecies. But he remarks, that the leaves of different individuals were fo very unlike one ane ther, that when alone examined, no one would helitate to pronounce them not to belong to tlic l'anie species. The umbels, however, in his figure, are fully as unlike to our plant, as the leaves; we must therefore conclude, that our author has done riglit in separating the Ferula perfics, from the Ala-fætida, of Kæmpfer; but he would have done better, had de acknowledged that, in fo doing, he was following his predecessors, and that the plants were considered as distinct in Willdenow's edition of the species Plantarum of Linnæus An un. important variety of Camellia japonica, in which, part of the filaments are become petal-like. Vetea acutifora, a new fpecies of Verea, with white tarp-pointed petals, from the colleo tion of the late Right Honeyrahle Charles Greville, at Paddington, whose death is a public lors to thie science of Natural History. Heruntherum fragrans, a new species, from iba Cape of Good Hope, chiefly valuable on account of its flowers being fragrants which, as is here observed, is a very anusual circumstance in plants of this genus. What is here fap. poled to be a new species of Cynancham, and named bicoler, but which appears to us to ben mere varicly of extensuon of Jacquin, and Hortus Kewinlis.

In Number 116 of the larue work, we have Mimosa Elegans, Suppored to be a new fpecics, & native of New South Wales, growing ten feet high, in the conservutory of Mr.

A. B. Lambert, a zealoos botanist, and the profeffor of one of the first Herbariums in this cooutry, which he raakes fublervient to science, hy generously affording a ready access to all anquillg butapits. The name of elegant is not very appropriate, as all the pinnatedleaved fpecies are equally, and fome of them much more elegant, if we may judge from the figure; the plant inteif we have not seen. Ixia curta, supposed to be a new species, but which we lbould be difposed to consider as a dwarf specimen, scarcely a variety, of Ixia con sa. Ruta lin felia, a native of Spain.. Mr. Andrews received it from Mr. Donn, of Cambridge, by whore ikill and afliduity, the botanic garden of ibat University, has risen to be one or the frit importance in Europe. It is much to be lamented, that the managers of this garden cannot, or do not, furnish more anple funds for the maintenance and increafe of clus collection; having been fortunate enough to get a curator, who posludies so much ardour in his calling, they may be very sure that the funds would be well applied, as long as the garden was under his direction; but if ampie funds were made permanent, a fucceffor could probably find means of applying them to fur other purposes than the promotion of soience. Callicoma serratifolia, a flowering fhrub from New South Wales, which may perhaps be a fpecies of the Codia of Forster, notwithlanding the latter describes his genus as being octandrous, and having four petals, whilft this has many ftamens and no petals: these circuinfances do not in all cases divide a genus; but having seen a specimen of Forster's Codia, we are unable to decide. Ceratonia siliqua, a male plant, and a great curiosity, haring never been known to produce bloflows in this country before. In the noit fouthern parts of Eu rope, the Carob tree is of very greut importance; the fruit being in many parts the chief support of the cattle, and in some of the lower orders, of the human species,

The last Nuruber of the Botanical Magazine, containing Tradescantia discolor, with a specific character, by Mr. Gawler, of thirty lines !!! Yet (so words are perhaps fudicient to diftinguish it from every other species of this genus. Watfonia rosa alba, B. Watfonia Meriana (y) Watsonia bumilis B. All three varieties of three fpecies before publithed in the Magazine ; but much more beautiful than thcir prototypes. Arriea bellidiafirum: Linné referred this plant to his genus Doronicum; Haller, and Scopoli, to After ; Villars, and Willdenow, to Arnica In the artificial fyftem, its characters amte it with the latter; tut in natural affinity, Dr. Siins seems to think it approaches wuch neurer to Bellis, with whielt genus all the older botanists united it, and he doubts if the more circumstance of the seeds being crowned with a pappus, be sufficient to separate it from a genus, with which, in every other respect, it perfectly accords. Ancaba japnica; of which, now very comnion, thrubs no coloured figure seems to have been before given. Most japan plants introduced into our gardens, have had a fate hmilar to this, that of being firit nurtnred in the hot-houte, then removed to the green-boule ; and finally expelled to brave the wintry storm sub dio. Glycine spier; here again the author Mhows his forbearance in taking alterations, by retaining this plant in the genus Glycine: to us it appears, that Morrison, with more propriety, udded it to Aftragalus; but it is probably a genus diftinct from either. Epacris pungens : Dr. Sim has taken an opportunity of acknowledging, that his former Epacris, pungens, was erroneoatly fo called, being a diftind species from the plant described, and figured, by Curanilles. This variety is a beautiful farub. Dr. Sims observes, that in this fpecies it is very evident, that the flainents are not really inserted into the corolla, bat merely adhere to it to flightly, that the coralla may be pulled off, without removing the filamente, fonre of which will remain attached to the receptacle below the gerinen. In fome other species, though the filaments are more firmly attached to the corolla, they may nevertheless be traced down to thie receptacle. This circumstance, as the Doctor las oblerved, strengthens the atlivity between Epacris and Erica.

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NATURALIST'S MONTHLY REPORT, 12
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Budding Montb. .

Conue gentle Spring, ethereal mildnels, come
THE weather, during the present mouth has, for the moft paint, been cold and unpleafunt;

the wind eat, north, and north-west ; and only for two or three days fouth wet here has been much rain ; and on the 19th and 20th, we liad fotne snow. The night froits hore generally been very fevere. In the morning of the 19th, all the ponds and lowly running ditches were covered with ice of conliderable thickness. The 28th was a fine fpring day. During the lat fourteen days of the month, there has been more or letrain every day. We have this year eatirely, or alniot entirely, escaped the equinoxial gales.

It was on the 22d of March that I first heard the death watches, Plima teffallarut) beein to beat. This thoy continued till the cold weather fet in, when they again becerte filent, till nearly the end of April. sept

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B April 10. The Naked Canty.tuft (Iberis nudicault.) Ground-ivy, (Glecomuuderacia, Dun. delign. (Loncaden far oxacum) and Goole-grass, (Galium sparine) pre in Hawerada

Tho Peach und Apricot trees begun to put forth their bloon, but tlie subsequent cold wer:

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METEOROLOGICAL REPORT. (Ibservations on the State of the Weather, from the 24th of April, to the sch

of May, 1809, inclusive, Four Miles N.N.W. of St. Paul's.
Barometer.

Thermometer.
Highest, 30 00. May 7. Wind S. E.

Highest, 77o. May 18. Wind S. E. Lowest, 29.00. May 1, Wind N. W. Lowest, 38. May 3. Wind N. W. On the 25th in

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140 The quantity of rain fallen this month is equal to 2.6 in the depth nearly.

In the courle of the present tuonth we have had some very beavy rains ; but the form on the 19th, was the most remarkable crent that we have to record in this period. In this neighbourbood, it may be regarded as two forms, with a short interval between tbem. The thunder and lightning did not come as usual, at the distance of several minutes between each tash, but the lightning was almost inceflant, the fathes remarkably vivid, and in some inStances, they put on appearances that are by no means commca; from this place (Highgrale )

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