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OBSERVATIONS ON THE WEATHER,

FOR MAY, 1822.

Naval Academy, Gosport.

GENERAL REPORT.

The first part of this month was cold, depressions, yet uncommon changes have with several wet days, and very blighty

occurred in the diurnal temperature of winds from E. and NÉ., which cut off much the air, as well as in spring-water. On of the young fruit, particularly pears and the 12th, the external thermometer only plums; and apparently burnt many of the rose to 52°; and on the 21st, it rose to leaves on the windward side of the trees : 804° in the shade ; a difference of 284o at the latter part, from the 12th, was gene. the same hours in the afternoon in the rally fair, with scorching sunshine, equal short interval of nine days. The heat of to what is felt in the height of summer, the 21st, which kept up till nearly 6 PM., notwithstanding the winds prevailed from was equal to the hottest day of last sumthe eastern side of the meridian. Much mer, and 24° higher than in any day of gossamer appeared throughout the period, May during the last seven years! As the both within doors and about the walls and result of this high temperature, an ano. trees; its texture was remarkably fine, maly worth recording, appeared in this and the webs of the common size, having neighbourhood, namely-several new hay. been spun by very small spiders. Slugs, ricks were made here by the close of May. grubs, palmer, and wire-worms, have this The dry winds and hot sunshine have month augmented in size and numbers, also produced an unusually great evapo. and have made great havoc in the gardens. ration, upwards of half a foot in depth,

From the increased temperature since the and several heavy thunder storms have 12th inst. the mean thermometrical heat of been felt in London, Birmingham, &c. this month is 4o and ths higher than the The atmospheric and meteoric phenomena mean heat of May for the last seven years; that have come within our observation this it is nearly 70 higher than the mean of last month, are l anthelion, 3 parhelia, 5 solar May, and 09 th of a degree higher than halos, lightning in the evenings of the 5th that of last June ! Although the baro- and 16th, and I gale of wind from the meter has been gentle in its elevations and West.

DAILY REMARKS.

May l. Fair, with a dry easterly breeze : a clear from the NE., and only 30 difference in the tem. sky and some dew by night.

perature of the air for the past 24 hours. 2. As the preceding day, with the addition of 13. As the preceding nearly, with an increase of an upper current from the north : a moonlight temperature. Cockchafers were out for the first night, and some lofty Cirri.

time this spring. 3. Á sunny day, and a solar halo in the after- 14. A suminer-like day, with hot sunshine, a noon : overcast and windy by night.

shifting wind, and a great increase in the diurnal 4. AM. rain at intervals : PM. fine.

temperature: a fine night. 5. Showery the first part of the morning, then 15. Nearly as the preceding, and two gentle fine, with two winds, the upper one from the currents of vind. south. Some heavy thunder clouds about soon 16. I cloudless day: some flashes of lightning after sunset, after which vivid lightning appeared to the eastward in the evening, followed by Cirro. to the east, south, and west, and ceased with stratus clouds. a light shower of rain at 11 PM.: a moonlight 17. AM. steady rain : PM. calın, with light night.

shifting winds, and an inosculation of clouds, 6. A fair day: overcast with Cumulostratus, and which were richly tinged at sunset. sultry in the evening.

18. As ibe preceding day and night, nearly. 7. Two winds early, the upper one from the 19 and 20. Fair, calm, and hot sunshine in the south, followed by a rainy day: overcasi by day; and much dew after sunset. night.

21. Fair with light shifting winds, and lofty 8. AM. overcast and windy : PM. a clear sky, Cumuli in a dark blue sky, which eventually and a cold E. wind.

passed to Cumulustratus. A Stratus was formed 9. Two parhelia with long while trains formed over Portsmouth Harbour, both in the morning in a hazy atmosphere from 7 till 9 AM. A siinny and evening, by a strong evaporation. morning and a solar halo, with nearly opposite 22. AM, fair, with Cumuli: PM. a clear sky, winds, the upper one from NW., and elevated but rather hazy near the ground. The unillami. Cirri descending: PM. overcast and light rain at nated part of the moon's disc this evening, reintervals, with a sinking barometer and a cold sembleia dull copper.colour. northerly wind.

23. Fair, with a brisk wind from the east; and 10. Steady rain, and a cold NW. wind in the the nigbit' as the precediny. At 5 o'clock this day: cloudy and fine by night.

morning a faint parhelion appeared on the east Ml. A fine sunny day. Soon after sunset a side of the sun, a few degrees above the horizon, mixture of Cirrus, Cirrocumulus, and Cirrostratius and nearly due east. clouds presented a variety of colours in the light 24. Fair with haze near the ground, and faint blue western sky, namely, crimson, orance, sunshine in the morning : PM. a clear sky, and a lemon, dark blue, and rose colours blended with brisk NE. wind. This and the preceding evening each other, arising probably from the different thie unilluminated part of the moon's disc was qualities, heights, and distances of these moliti- minch brighter than in the evening of he 22d. cations, on receiving the horizontal rays of the 233. Two winds, which towards noon united the sun. Some light rain in the night, and a strong clonds, so that they had a thundery appearance, brecze from the NE.

followed by a brisk shower of rain : PM tine. 12. Overcast with Cumulostratus, a blighty gale 26. AM. rain and a strong gale from the SW..

PM. five, with a brisk NW. wiod, and a rising 29. Fair, with a steady breeze from NW.; the barometer.

night as the preceding. 27. Fair, with frequent beds of Cirrocumulus in 30. AM, fair, with Cirri, &c. PM, a cloudless small and large white flocks : low and dark un- sky: dulating Cirrostratus of au electrical appearance, 31. Fair, with prevailing Cirri, which soon after passed to the NE. under another stratum of cloud sunset passed through red and lake colours, which in the evening, followed by light rain.

redected a light crimson tint on the smooth water 28. Fair, with a brisk sw. wind, and Cirri in Portsmouth Harbour. The planet Mercury pointing upwards and downwards : a clear sky by appeared visible to the naked eye in the NW. till night.

near the tiine of his setting. A clear dewy night.

NEW PATENTS.

W. Pride, Uley, Gloucestershire, engi. musical instrument-maker; for improves neer; for a self-regulating apparatus for ments on harps. Communicated to him by spooling and warping woollen or other a foreigner residing abroad. April 24. warps or chains. April 16.

E. Dodd, St. Martin's-lane, musical in. W. Daniell, Aborcarne, Monmouth- strument-maker ; for improvements on peshire, manufacturer of iron ; for certain dal harps. April 24. improvements in the rolling of iron into J. Delvean, Wardour-street, musical bars, used for manufacturing tin plates. instrument-maker; for certain improve. April 16.

ments on harps. April 24. B. Cook, Birmingham, patent tube ma- R. Ford, Abingdon-row, Goswell streetnufacturer ; for a certain mixture, or pre- road, chemist; for a chemical liquid or paration, which may be uscd with advantage solution of annotto. April 24. in preventing the damage of accident from R. Knight, Foster-lane, Cheapside, fire. April 16.

ironmonger, and R. Kirk, Osborn-place, J. Grimshaw, Bishopwearmouth, Dur. Whitechapel, dyer; for a process for the ham, ropemaker; for a method of stitching, more rapid crystallization, and for the eva. lacing, or manufacturing flat ropes, by poration of Auids, at comparative low means of certain rotative machinery, work. temperatures, by a peculiar mechanical ap. ed by a steam-engine. April 16.

plication of air, May 9. P. Erard, Great Marlborough-street,

COURSES OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE AT

ON

Paris. Hamburg. Amsterdam Vienna. Nuremberg Berlin. Naples. Leipsig. Bremen 21 June. 18 June. 21 June. 5 June. 13 June. 15 June

7 June. 17 Jane.

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COURSE OF EXCHANGE.

AVERAGE PRICE OF CORN

IN THE TWELVE MARITIME DISTRICTS. From May 21 to June 25.

By the Quarter of 8 Winchester Bushels, Amsterdam, C. F.. 12-8 ..12-10

from the Returns in the Weeks ending Ditto at sight.

12-5 ..12-7 Rotterdam, 2 U.. 12-9 ..12-11

May June June. (June. June.

25 1 8 15 22 Antwerp

12-4 ..12-6

Wheat 47 0 46 4'45 11 44 7 43 10 Hamburgh, 2} U .37-8 ..37-11

Rye - 22 0 20 10 20 5 16 0 17 4 Altona, 2ļU.

.37-8 ..38

Barley 16 11 16 7:16 0 15 10 16 2 Paris, 3 days' sight. .25-30..25-65

Oats 17 417 5 17 0 17 5 17 10 Ditto..2 U

.25-60.. 25-95

Beans 22 822 422 10 22 822 4 Bourdeaux

.25-60.. 25-95

124

125 324 8 24 322 0

Corn and Pulse imported into the Port of Petersburg, enble, 3 Us..... 9..9f

London from May 18 to June 24. Vienna, ef. fo. 2 M .10-12..10-20 English | Irish | Foreign Total Trieste ditto .. 10-12. . 10-20 Wheat 47,241 279

47,620 Madrid, effective...

.364..36
Barley 7,358

7,358 Cadiz, effective.......

.36 ..354
Oats 95,418 3,622

99,040 Bilboa... .363..352 Rye 35

41 Barcelona.

36 ..35
Beans 6,327

6,327 Seville..

.364..353
Pease 1,720

1,720 Gibraltar.

.304

Malt

14,668 Qrs.; Flour 39,531 Sacks. Leghorn .48 ..474

Foreign Flour--none. Genoa.

431..434

Price of Hops per crot. in the Borough. Venice, Ital. Liv.. 27-60

Kent, New bags ..50s. to 90s. Malta

45

Sussex, ditto Naples 40+..39

.......45$. to 65s.

Os. to 0s.

Essex, ditto Palermo, per oz.

.118 Liisbon

Os. to Os. .504..514

Yearling Bags

Kent, New Pockets 54s. to 90s. Oporto

.511..514

Sussex, ditto ...... 50s. to 70s. Rio Janeiro

..46 Bahia

Os. to Os.
Essex, ditto
.51-50

Farnham, ditto.... Os. to Os.
Dublin

..94

Yearling Pockets Os. to 08. Cork ..99

Average Price per Load of

Hay. Clover. Straw. PRICES OF BULLION.

£. $. £. $. £. $. £. $. £. $. £. s. At per Ounce.

Smithfield. £. s. d. £. $. d.

3 0 to 4 4..4 0 to 4 5..1 16 to 2 2 Portugal gold, in coin 0 0 .0 0

Whitechapel. 0

3 8 to 4 0..3 8 to 4 15..1 8 to 2 2 Foreign gold, in bars 3 17 104..3 17 6

St. Jaines's.
New doubloons ....3 14 0.0 0 0
New dollars .....0 4 94..0 4 9

3 0 to 4 6..3 9 to4 4..1 14 to 2 8 Silver, in bars, stand. 0 4 111..0 4 11

Meat by Carcase, per Stone of 8lb. at The above Tables contain the highest Newgate. Beef ....ls. 8d. to 28. 8c and the lowest prices.

Mutton..ls. 8d. to 28. 4d

Veal ....25. Od. to 3s. 8cm Average Price of Raw Sugar, exclusive

Pork...,18. 8d. to 3s. 40 of Duty, 30s. 1fd.

Lamb...38. Od. to 4s. Od.

Leadenhall.-Beef....ls. 8d. to 28. 6d. Bread.

Mutton..ls. 8d. to 28. Highest price of the best wheaten bread

Veal ....28. 4d. to 3s. 8ola in London 9 d. the quartern loaf.

Pork ....28. Od. to 38. 4d.

Lamb...3s. Od. to 3s. 8d. Potatoes per Ton in Spitalficlds. Ware ......£7 0 0 to 1000 Cattle sold at Smithfield from May 24 Middlings. 3 0 0 to 6 0 0

to June 24, both inclusive.
Chats ... 1 6 0 to 2 6 0 Beasts. Calves. Sheep. Pigs.
Common Red 0 0 0 to 0 0 0 12,468 4,125 174,160 2,040
HIGHEST AND LOWEST PRICES OF COALS (IN THE POOL),

In each Week, from May 27 to June 17.
May 27. June 3. June 10.

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June 17. 8. d.

8. d. 3. d. &. d. Newcastle. 26 6 to 38 61 28 0 to 36 0 30 0 to 38 3 31 0 to 38 6 Sunderland 30 0 to 39 0 28 0 to 37 6 38 3 to 39 3 28 6 to 39 9

$. d.

8. d.

$. d.

S. d.

15

ACCOUNT OF CAXALS, DOCKS, BRIDGES, WATER-WORKS, INSURANCE AND GAS-LIGHT

COMPANIES, INSTITUTIONS, &c.
By Messrs. WOLFE and EDMONDS, No. 9, 'Change-Alley, Cornhill.

(June 20th, 1822.)

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Canals.

Bridges.
21 10

100

7356 100||Southwark

350 Andover.... 5

63

1700 1482 100 Do, new Ashby-de-la-Zouch 16

50 7p.c.

3000

17 Ashton and Oldham

Vauxhall

1760 100

100

1260 Basingstoke...

54,0001.
100 Do. Promissory Notes
6

5

5000 100

Waterloo
Do. Bonds..

40
54,0001.

5000 60

33 Birmingham (divided)

Annuities of 81.
2000
600
25

29

5000 Bolton and Bury

40
477
93

250

Annuities of 71.

958 Brecknock & Abergavenny 80

150

102 Bonds.

60,0001. Chelmer and Blackwater. 93

400

100 Chesterfield

Roads.
1500
120
100

300

30 100 Barking

100 44 3 Coventry .......

105 1001|Commercial

1000

5 4546

100 Croydon. Derby.

600 1001

-East-India

100

5 Branch

100 Dudley

20603 | 100

33

133 |Great Dover Street. Ellesmere and Chester

I 19 492 100

2393 Erewash

100 Highgate Archway. 231

1297 Forth and Clyde

1000 100|Croydon Railway.

1000

Surrey Do...... Gloucester and Berkeley, old Share .. 1960 100 Severn and Wye Do.

31 101

3762 50 Do. optional Loan.

60

Water Works.

11,8154 100 Grand Junction

1521

100 100||East London...

8900 Grand Surrey

100 60,001.

56

Grand Junction Do. Loan

4500 2 10

50 Grand Union

28-19 | 100||Kent ..

31 10 1 10

2000 100

50

London Bridge Do. Loan ..

1500

2 10 3096

30 1001 south London

800 Grand Western.....

100 749

54 10 251

150|| West Middlesex Grantham...

7540 13 101 Huddersfield

6312

24 100 York Buildings..

1360

100 Kennet and Avon

18 5
1625,328

100

Insurances. Lancaster...

11,699 100 Leeds and Liverpool..

2,8794100||Albion

50

2 101 2000 500 Leicester

345
Atlas ..

4 15 625,000 50 Leicester & Northampton

Bath

575 Union

1895 100|| Birmingham

1300

300 1000 170

70 Loughborough..

50 British

250

40 250

100 | County Melton Mowbray

4000 2 101

100 ........ 221

12 12 6) Eagle

40,000 50 Mersey and Irwell

2409 Monmouthshire

100||European

50,000 20

20 Do. Debentures

43,5261.
100||Globe.....

134 1,000,0002. 100
2 10
Montgomeryshire

700
100||Guardian

100

10 Neath

247
Hope

45 640,000

50 North Wilts .......

1770
25||Imperial

93 4 101 2400

500 Nottingham....

500
150||London..

3900 25
Oxford
1720 100|London Ship

1 31,000 25 Peak Forest ....

100||Provident ..... 2400

17 181

100

2500
Portsmouth and Arundel

2520
50||Rock

1 181 2 100,000 20 Regent's..

12,294
Royal Exchange

260 10 1745,1001.
Rochdale
52 10) 2 5681 100|Sun Fire..

8 10
Shrewsbury.

9 10 500
125|| Sun Life...

23 101 101 4000 100 Shropshire

500 125|Union....

40

18 1500 200 Somerset Coal...

107 107 771

50 Stafford. & Worcestershire. 700

Gas Lights.

700 140 Stourbridge

300 145 Gas Light and Coke (Char-
Stratford on Avon

3647
tered Company)

71 4
Stroudwater

Do. New Shares

65 10 3 12 4000 Swansea ......

533 100|City Gas Light Company

113

1000 Tavistock

350 100|Do. New .

60 101

1000 Thames and Medway..

2670 Bath Gas

17 16

2500 Trent & Mersey, or Grand

Brighton Gas

1500
Trunk ......

1300
200|Bristol .....

26 101 1 14 2500
100

1000 Warwick and Birmingham 220

10003

50

Literary Institutions.
Warwick and Napton

980

27
100 London
.... 1210

1000 75gs Wilts and Berks.:

14,288
6
Russel

700 2599

11 Wisbeach..

105 |Surrey......... 60

700 30ge

5 Worcester and Birmingham 25

6000

Miscellaneous.
Auction Mart ......

15 1080
Docks.

British Copper Company 52 2 101 1397
Bristol

2209
14
146 Golden Lane Brewery

2299

10 Do. Notes

3447 268,3242.) 100 Do....

100 Commercial

8) 3 10 3132 100 London Commercial Sale
Bast-India

450,0001.
160
100

2000 Rooms

15 Bast Country .....

31

1038 100 Carnatic Stock, 1st Class .. 92 London

1081 3,114,0001. 100 Do.... ...... 2d Class 74 West-India

186

11,200,0001.100 City Bonds

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