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suspected murderers; but they have as instant, William Riley Perry, another yet eluded the vigilance of the officers of of Carlile's shopmen, was found guilty justice.-Dundee Advertiser.

of publishing Palmer's Principles of Na. 17.-Convention of Royal Burghs. ture. The prisoner, with much effronThe Convention sat as usual at Edin. tery, defended his conduct, and said, burgh, on the 13th, 14th, and 15th in. whenever he was let out of prison, if his stant. No public business of importance, opinions remained unchanged, as in all however, came before them, except on probability they would, he would immethe last day, when Mr J. W. Macken- diately recommence selling these works. zie moved that the report of the Com. He was sentenced to three years' im. mittee of last Convention, relative to the prisonment, and to give security in £100 salaries and duties of its officers, should for his good behaviour during life. The be read, which having been done, Mr Recorder said, that sum would be en. Mackenzie called the attention of the forced against him in case of his perse meeting to certain resolutions, of which verance in offending the law, and a sehe had given notice, and which were cond offence will also make him liable similar in substance to what he had prop to the punishment of transportation. posed last year, with a view to lessen Right of the Convention to alter the the expenditure of the Convention, which set of Royal Burghs...On Monday the amounted to nearly £.600 a-year, or 19th instant, the Provost, Magistrates, £.200 a-day, for every day it was con and Town Council of Brechin, were vened, an expense which was quite in served with a summons of reduction and consistent with the present state of its declarator, at the instance of his Grace funds. Mr Mackenzie proceeded to pro. Alexander Duke of Gordon, Keeper of pose resolutions for the abolition, as un the Great Seal of Scotland, the Rigbt necessary, of the offices of depute-clerk, Honourable Robert Lord Viscount Mel. assessor, recorder, depute-agent, burghs'. ville, Lord Privy Seal, the Right Hoo officer, &c., on the death or demission nourable William Dundas, Lord Clerk of the present incumbents, and that the Register, the Right Hon. Sir William allowance of £.20 a.year to the clerks Rae of St Catherine's, Baronet, Lord Adof the Receiver-General should immedi. vocate of Scotland, and the Right Hon. ately cease, as they had ceased to per. David Boyle, Lord Justice Clerk of Scot. form the duties for which it was grant- land, Officers of State for Scotland. The ed, and because such allowance did not, object of this action is, to have certain in fact, go into the pockets of the Re- elections of the Magistrates and Counceiver-General's clerks, but of some other cillors of Brechin reduced and annulled, person, who performed no dụties to the which is craved on the following grounds: Convention. “Mr Inglis submitted, that Primo, The minute, order, act, or war. all the savings which the Hon. Member rant of the Convention of Royal Boroughs, proposed were mere cheese-parings and authorising the election of Magistrates candle-ends ; for all his economy went in Brechin, dated 22d July 1820, is vi. only to effect an immediate saving of tiated and erazed in substantialibus, is £.20 a year. For this reason, he would not duly signed, sealed, stamped, or test. meet the resolutions by moving the pre- ed, and is defective in the forins and sovious question. After considerable dis. Jemnities required by law: Secundo, the cussion, the vote was put on Mr Inglis's set or constitution of the Borough of motion, it being understood, that if it Brechin was fixed and settled, under the was not carried, it remained for Mr sanction of his Majesty's predecessors, Mackenzie to put his resolutions seria. according to certain terms, points, and tim, when the previous question was ne articles, as is instructed by a return made gatived by a majority of 16 to 13. to the Convention of Boroughs on 2d

Mr Mackenzie then moved his first July 1709, and uniformly observed and and second resolutions, relative to the acted upon, until the date of the foreoffices of Depute-clerk, and Depute. said pretended minute, order, act, or waragent, which were lost by a majority. rant of the said Convention. That the The third resolution, relative to the re said Convention has no right, title, or corder, and the fourth, relative to the sa authority, to alter, vary, change, inlary paid to the Receiver.General, were novate, or modify the set or constitn. carried. The fifth resolution, for with- tion of any Royal Borough ; and the said drawing the allowance to the Lord Ad. minute professing to alter, vary, or change vocate, and the sixth, for abolishing the the said set of the Borough of Brechin, is office of burgh-officer, were withdrawn illegal and unconstitutional, and absolutetill next year.

ly and intrinsically void and null. The ac. 24. Blasphemous publications. At tion concludes, first, for reduction of the the New Court, Old Bailey, on the 19th said minute, order, act, or warrant of the

Convention, with all that has followed or granted by the Magistrates of Brechin, may follow thereupon : second, to have posterior to the election in 1820, made in it declared, that the Convention of Bo. terms of the Convention of Boroughs, are roughs has no power to alter, innovate, illegal and ineffectual: and, lastly, for change, or modify the constitution of any payment of the sum of five hundred Royal Borough : third, to have it found, pounds Sterling, less or more, as the ex. that all the warrants, civil and criminal, pences of process and dues of extract.

APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.

1. CIVIL.

16 F. July 8-Lord Napier elected one of the Representative Peers of Scotland.

17 II. ECCLESIASTICAL. June 24. Mr John Kirk ordained Minister of 19 the Parish of Barrie.

30.-The Rev. William Logie presented by the King to the Church and Parish of Kirkwall and St Olay:

- The United Associate Congregation of Anstruther gave an unanimous call to Mr Alexander Shaw, to be their Pastor.

July 15.-The Rev. Robert Allan inducted as Assistant and Successor to the Rev. Andrew Gib. 27 son, Minister at Muckart. 22.-The Associate Congregation of St An.

29 drew's Street, Leith, gave an unanimous call to Mr John Smart to be their Minister.

31 29.-Mr Wm. Crow presented by Mr Erskine of Balhall, to the Church and Parish of Menmuir.

The Rev. Alex. Niven presented by the Earl of Kinnoul to the Church and Parish of Balfron. 38 III. MILITARY.

46 ? Life Gds. Lieut. Douglas, Capt by purch. vice Lord Belhaven and Stenton, ret. 47

30 June 1824. Cornet and Sub-Lieut. Cuthbert, Lieut. 48

do. Cornet Hon. G. W. Edwards, from 17

Dr. Cornet and Sub-Lieut. do. 2 Dr. Gds. Capt. Chamberlayn, Major by purch.

vice Lieut.-Col. Gordon, ret. 1 July Lieut. Knox, Capt.

do. Cornet Smith, Lieut.

do. 50 Curtis, from h. p. 7 Dr. do. J. Osborn, Cornet by purch. vice Payne ret.

24 June 61 1 Dr. T. G. Skipwith, Cornet by purch. vice Beaumont, ret.

8 July 62 6

Cornet H. T. Lord Pelham, from 15

Dr. Cornet vice Sparrow, h. p. 17 Dr. 67 rec. diff.

24 June 7 Ensign Warde, from 4 P. Cornet by purch. vice Pringle, prom.

do. 75 10 Troop Serj. Maj. Kinkie, Quart. Mast. vice Rogers, dead

1 July 15 Cornet Shedden, from h. p. 17 Dr.

Cornet (paying diff.) vice Lord Pel-
ham, 6 Dr.

24 June 17 R. F. M. Greville, Cornet by purch. vice Edwardes, 2 Life Gds. 30 do.

76 Gren. Gds. Lieut. Vernon, Lieut. and Capt. by purch. vice Bruce, ret.

8 July G. V. Wigram, Ens. and Lieut. by purch.

do. IF. Lieut. M'Combie, from h. p. African 77 Corps, Lieut. vice Graham, 17 F.

24 June 78 A. H. Ormsby, Ens. vice Glover, 2 W.I.R.

29 do T. Bryne, do

30 do. 81 A. W. Alloway, do. by purché vice Warde, 7 Dr.

24 do Ensign Lord F. Lennox, from 62 F. 83 Lieut. vice Bourke, dead

do. 85 Capt, Ball, Major by purch. vice Lieut. Col. De Courcy, ret.

do. 87 Lieut. Baynes, Capt.

do. Ensign Calder, Lieut.

do. 88 Clark, from 76 F. Ens. 8 July 10 J. J. Fenton, Ens, vice Berwick, Afri- 95 can Colonial Corps

26 June 16 Ensign Carr, Lieut. vice Orr, dead

96 29 Dec. 1823 Smith, Lieut. vice Clancy, dead 97

31 do.

Ensign Mackenzie, late of 70 F. Ens.

25 June 1821. G. M. Archer, Ens.

26 do. Lieut. Graham, from 1 F. Lieut. vice Harrison, h. p. African Corps 24 do.

Vignoles, from h. p. Royal Art. Lieut. vice Sullivan, h.p. rec. diff. do. C. C. Hay, Ens. vice Soden, 2 W. I. R.

27 do. Bt. Major Hughes, Major vice Craig, 2 W. I. R.

25 do. Lieut. Ewing, Capt.

do. Ensign Dirom, Lieut.

do. C Sturgeon, Ens.

do. Capt. Landon, from h. p. 70 F. Capt. vice Franklyn, cancelled 24 do.

Chambers, from 99 F. Capt. vice Jolliffe, h. p. Bourbon Reg. do. Ensign Minchin, from

h. p. 100 F. Ens. vice Boileau, 2 Vet. Bn.

do. W. N. Thomas, do. vice Burrows, Af. rican Colonial Corps

28 do. Gent. Cadet E. Thowld, from R. Mil. Coll. do. vice Bagot, 62 F. 24 do,

W. Zuhlcke, from R. Mil. Coll. do. vice Woodburn, dead

do. W. D. Hewson, do. vice Smith, dead

25 do. Lieut. Vander Meulen, Capt. by purch. vice Mackay, ret.

24 do. Ensign O'Brien, Lieut.

do. A. Erskine, Ens.

do. Gent. Cadet. J. J. Louth, from R. Mil.

Coll. Ens. vice Mackenzie, R. African
Colonial Corps

3 July Ensign Gill, Lieut. vice Ross, 2 W.I.R.

25 June H. M. Oiway, Ens.

do. S. Hood, do. vice Conran, 2 W.I.R

28 do. Ensign Bagot, from 38 F. do. vice Lord F. Lennox, 7 F.

24 do. Bt. Lieut. Col. Gubbins, from 75 F.

Lieut. Col. by purch. vice Mackay, ret.

8 July J. J. H. Boys, Ens. vice Patterson, Af

rican Colonial Corps 27 June Bt. Maj. Stewart, Maj. by purch. vice Gubbins, 67 F.

8 July Lieut. Orr, Capt.

do. Ensign Vernon, Lieut.

do. G. Davison, Ens.

do. Gent. Cadet, C. Clark, from R. Mil. Coll. Ens. vice Langmead, 44 E.

24 June Hon. C. Gordon, Ens. by purch. vice Clark, 8 F.

8 July R. Harper, Ens. vice Congreve, dead

25 June Ensign M'Alpin, Lieut. vice Fraser, African Colonial Corps

do N. Cameron, Ens.

do. Gent. Cadet, G. Reeves, from R. Mil.

Coll. Ens. vice Splaine, African Col.
Corps

1 July R. Kelly, Ens. vice Lisle, dead 25 June Hosp. Assist. Brown, Assist. Surg. vice Whitney, 90 F.

8 July Serjeant Carr, Quart. Mast. vice Paul. dead

24 June Hon. C. Monckton, Ens. by purch. vice Hartopp, ret.

1 July Lieut. Rafter, from h. p. 84 F. Pay. master

24 June T. A. Souter, Ens. vice Oxley, African Colonial Corps

30 do. Ensign Leslie, Lieut. by purch. vice Scott, ret.

1 July

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97 F W. T. Stannus, Ens. 1 July 1824.

Hospital Staff
F. C. Barlow, Ens. vicc Burlton, Afri-
can Corps

do.

Assist. Surg. Fenton, from h. p. 15 F. Assist. Surg: 98 Surg. Vassail, from h. p. 24 F. Surg.

vice Hosp. Assist. Fergusson, African Colonial Corps

25 June 1894.

Acting Hosp. Assist. Bell, Hosp. Assist. vice Wilson, 99 Capt. Hill, from h. p. Bourbon Reg.

2 W. I. R.

I July Capt. vice Chambers, 29 F. 24 June

P. Campbell, do. vice Geddes, Af. Col. Corps 8 do. Rifle Brig. G. Mackinnon, 2d Lieut. vice Robertson, African Colonial Corps 29 do.

Exchanges. 1 W. I. R. Lieut. Myers, Capt. by purch. vice Hall, ret.

24 do.

Capt. Christie, from 5 Dr. Gds. rec. diff. with Ensign Johnston, Lieut.

do.

Capt. Hay, h. p. 37 F.
J. Pentland, Ens..

Bond, from 17 Dr. rec. diff. with Capt. 2

Maj. Craig, from 24 F. Lieut. Col. 25 do. Johnston, h. p. 19 Dr.
- Hill, from h. p. 6 W. I. R. Maj.

M.Lean, from 44 F. with Capt. Jacob, 65 vice Joly, cancelled

24 do. Lieut. Ross, from 50 F. Capt. 25 do. Lieut. Warren, from 54 F. with Lieut. Campbell, Ensign M.Vicar, Lieut.

do.

h. p. 24 F. Henry, Lieut.

do.

Lacy, from 75 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. SalLieut. Griffiths, from h. p. Art. Driver, mon,

h. Lieut.

26 do.

Sparks, from 2 W. L R. with Lieut. Wig.
Henry,from h. p. 32 F. Lieut. do. more, h. p. 2 Gar. Bp.
M'Ghee, from h. p. 36 F. Lieut. Lewis, from Ceylon Reg. with Licut. Ens.

do. lie, h. p. 83 F.
Lieut. and Quart. Mast. Hughes, Lieut. Paymaster Wood, from 15 F. with Capt. Walker,

27 do. h. 44 F
Ensign Soden, from 19 F. Lieut. 27 do. Assist. Surg. Cutler, from 2 Life Gds, with Assist

Conran, from 61 F. Lieut. 28 do. Surg. Gilder, h. p. Gren. Gds.
Glover, from 1 F. Lieut, 29 do.

Resignations and Retirements.
J. M‘Donnel, Ens. vice Wetherell, dead

25 March Major Gen. Macquarie, from 73 F.
R. Grey, Ens.

25 June

Sir C. Holloway, from R. Engineers, J. Brennan, Ens.

26 do.

Lieut. Col. Gordon, 2 Dr. Gds.
W. Lardner, do.

27 do.

De Courcy, 8 F.
A Tomkins, do.

28 do.

Mackay, 67 F. Assist. Surg. Ritchie, Surg. vice Tedlie, Capt. Lord Belhaven and Stenton, ? Life Gds. dead

1 July

Bruce, Gren. Gds. Ceylon R. Hosp. Assist. M.Dermot, Assist. Surg. Mackay, 48 F. vice Hoatson, dead 25 Dec. 1823.

Hall, 1 W. I. R.
Royal Af. Maj. Gen. C. Turner, Col. vice Sir C. Lieut. Leslie, 97. F.
Col. Corps. M'Carthy, dead 1 July 1824. Cornet Payne, 7 Dr. Gds.

Lieut. Fraser, from 78 F. Capt. vice - Beaumont, 1 Dr.
Sparks, dead,

25 June Ensign Hartopp, 88 F.
M'Combie, from 1 F. Capt. vice
L'Estrange, dead

'1 July

Appointments Cancelled.
Ensign Erskine, Lieut.

25 June

Major Joly, 2 W. I. R.
Greetham, Lieut.

do.

Capt. Franklin, 27 F.
Berwick, from 10 F. Lieut.
26 do.

Deaths.
Patterson, from 75 F. Lieut. Major Gen. Macquarie, late of 73 F. July 1894.

27 do. Major Maxwell, Royal Art. at Pau 18 June Burrows, from 31 Lieut.

Kuper, h. p. 3 Hussars Ger. Leg. Verden 28 do.

3 July 2d Lieut. Robertson, from Rifle Brig. Capt. M. Combie, African Col. Corps Lieut.

Robinson, h. p. 53 F. 6 July 1824 Ensign Oxley, from 96 F. Lieut. 30 do. Lieut. M.Kenzie, 5 F. Dominica

7 June Splaine, from 81 F. Lieut.

Orr, 16 F. Badula, Ceylon 28 Dec. 1823 1 July Clancy, 16 F. Kandy, Ceylon

30 do. Burlton, from 97 F. Lieut. 2 do. Church, 20 F. Portsmouth 25 June 1894 Mackenzie, from 18 F. Lieut.

Campbell, h. p. 1 F. Glasgow

9 May 3 do. Lock, h. p. 10 F.

15 Feb. J. M. Calder, Ens.

25 June

Summers, h. p. 62 F. Ramsay, Isle of Man J. Stapleton do. 26 do.

16 June Hosp. Assist. Geddes, Assist. Surg. vice

Gordon, h. p. 71 F.

29 May Picton, dead

8 July
Crane, h. p. Royal Art. Portsea

May 2 Vet. Bn. Ensign Boileau, from 31 F. Ens. vice

Allan, h. p. Queen's American Rang. New
Ella, ret. list.

24 June 1824.
Brunswick

14 Oet.

M'Kenzie. h. p. 1 Light Dr. Ger. Leg Unattached. drowned in Hanover

9 June

Muller, h. p. Bruns. Inf. Major D'Este, from 4 Dr. Gds. Lieut. Col. of Inf.

24 Sept. 1822

Cornet Spier, h. p. Waggon Train, Calais by purch. vice Major Gen. Macquarie, ret.

14 May 1894. 1 July 1824. Somerset, from Cape Corps Cav. do. by

2d Lieut. Wilson,"late Inv. Art. Woolwich 12 July

O'Brien, h. p. 21 F. Sligo 8 June purch. vice Major Gen. Sir C. Holloway, ret: Ensign Smith, 47 F.

17 do.

Congreve, 77 F.
Ordnance Department.

O'Meara, African Colonial Corps 2d Capt. Butts, Capt.

18 June 1824.
Archer, h. p. 12 F. Lymington

9 July Maunsell, from h.

Whiteford, h. p. Campbell's Rec. Corps p.

do. Ist Lieut. Woolcombe, do.

do. 2d Lieut. Trebeck, 1st Lieut.

do.

Cogan, 68 F. killed by lightning at Quebec Gent. Cadet Boger, 2d Lieut. do.

9 June 1st Lieut. Ramsden, from h. p. 1st. Lieut. vice

Gunn, late 3 Royal Vet. Bn. Edinburgh Monro, h. p. 23 do.

5 July Symons, from h. do. P. 24 do.

5 June

Quart. Mast. Rogers, 10 Dr. Dublin Bt. Major and 2d Capt. Ord, Adj. vice Stewart,

Mitchell, 29 F. Tralee 3 do. res. Adj. only

Medical Department.
Chaplains' Department.

29 do.

2d Capt.

28 April

Surg. Todd, 4 Dr. Kaira, Bombay 20 Feb. 1824. The Very Rev. R. Hodgson, D.D., Dean of Car

Ritchie, 2 W. I. R. St. Jago, Africa lisle, Chaplain General to the Forces, vice

26 March Archdeacon Owen, dead

Braid, h. p. 81 F.

18 June. 12 July 1824. Staff Assist. Surg. Kent, London

S1 May.

1 July

CORN MARKETS.

Edinburgh.

Wheat. 1824.

Oatmeal. IB.& P.Mea Barley. Oats. Pease.

Quar. Potat.

1824. Bls. Prices. Av.pr.

Loaf. p.peck

Bls. Peck. Bls. Peck. s. d. s.d. s. d. s. d. s.d. s.d. s. d. s. d. s. d. d. s. d.

S. d.

S. d. July 21 608 226 530 29 10 230 27 0 18 0 24 0 18 0 24 0 10

! 0 July 20169 1 6 99 1 2 28 618 20 0 320 28 2 230 24 0 18 0 240 180 240 9 1 0

27|| 421 1 6 85 1 2 Aug.

1606 18 6 31 6 27 2 200 25 0 18 0 24 618 0 246 9 1 0 Aug. 3 308) i 6 70 1 2 11 533 19 6 310 28 4240 28 0 20 0 23 6180 22 6 9 1 0

10 352 1 6

Glasgow
Wheat, 240 lbs.

Oats, 264 lbs.
Barley, 320 lbs.

Bns. & Pse. Oatmeal | Flour, 1824 Dantzic. For, red. British. Irish. British. | English. Scots.

110 lbs. 280 lbs.

Stirl. Meas. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. s.d. s. d. s. d. 3. d. s. d. s. d. 8. d. s. d. 8. d.

s. d. 8. d.

S. July 22

300 33 0 18 0 21 6 25 0 270 30 0 32 6 270 300 22 6 250 18 0 23 01 53 55

260 320 160 200 230 25 0 30 0 32 6 27 0 28 0 20 0 236 176.2 6|| 50 51 Aug. 5

25 0 30 0 150 186 20 22 6 29 0 31 0 260 270 180 220 170 22 6|| 50 51 12

250 32 0 150 170 22 0 226 29 0 31 0 260 270 180 220 17 6 22 6 50

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METEOROLOGICAL TABLE,

Kept at Edinburgh, in the Observatory, Caltonhill. N.B.-The Observations are made twice every day, at nine o'еlock forenoon and four o'cloek afternoon.-The second Observation, in the afternoon, in the first column, is taken by the Register Thermometer. Attach.

Attach. 1824. Ther. Baro.

Wind. Weather. 1824. Ther. Baro.
Ther.

Wind. Weather.

Ther.

A. 48 29.956 A. 64

Dull, with July 1{ A. 45 29.289 A. 60

Dull, h. sh.
M.55

W.
.255 M.59 ) shrs. rain.

M.50
.999 M.64

rain aftern.
A. 452
.275 A. 61
Fair, with

18.
A. 46 .999 A. 65

NW.

Clear & dull
M.57 .168 M.60

sunsh.warm.
M.57 30.210 M.66

alternately,
.168 A. 60
Aftern. thun.

19
Cble.

A. 44
.193 A. 64

Foren. sunsh
M.55 .236 M.60

& light. rain.
M.59 ,169 M.66

dull aftern.
A. 46
.399 A. 62
Fore. h. shrs.

.102 A. 67 1

Dull, morn.
NW.
,584 M.64 )

W.
M.56

aftern.sunsh.

M.62 .101 M.67) aftern.supsh. .675 A. 59

Clear sunsh.
S A. 49 29.999 A. 66
C'ble. Dull,butfair.

W.
M.54 .675 M.60

M.65 .999 M.68

very warm. .672 A. 65 Fore.sunsh. A.51

Dull morn. 22

.976 A.67
Cble.

W.
M.59
.615 M.625
aftern. rain.
M.65 .822 M.CS

day sunsh.
A. 48
.495 A. 60
Foren, dull.

.765 A. 68

Shrs. morn.
Cble.

W.
M.58
.404 M.61 s
h.rain aftern.
M.62

day sunsh. SA.51

Foren. fair,
A. 17

Morn. cold,

.380 A, 641
W.
M.62 .620 M.65

Cble.
after. shry.
M.58 .382 M.64

day shunsh.
A.52
.598 A. 67

Fair, with

W. 9

25.
A. 46 .488 A. 64

Day dull.
.528 M.67
M.63

sunshine.
M.59 .613 M.64)

h, shrs even A. 50

.525 A. 64 10 Mom. cold,

Foren, fair,

.794/A. 65
W.

NE.
M.57
.622 M.62
day sunsh.

M.56
.816 M.64

aftern, dull. A. 50 .550 A. 60

.841 A. 65
A. 18

27
.550 M.63
M.57
rain, morn.

Cble. Day sunsh.

M.59 .938 M.64
.511 A.63
A. 52
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Foren. dull,
W.

Day sunsh.
.389 M.62
M.61
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.953 M 64

shrs. eren. .751 A, 62

Cble. Ditto .675 M.59

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M.60)

.728 M.64) fair. Fair, sunsh.

.570 A, 60

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M.66
.570 M.74
very warm.

M.59
.556 M.59

fair aftern. Fair, with

.560 A. 63

Fair, sunsh. M.67

sunshine.

M.54 -575 M.64 ) and warm.
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AGRICULTURAL REPORT. The weather has continued dry since the date of our last ; the depth of rain does not amount to one inch. The mean temperature, from the middle till the end of July, was something above 60°. The mean for what is past of the present month is about 58o. Under this genial temperature, with so little moisture at the root, the ripening process has come forward with rapidity. In early districts, shearing has already par. tially commenced, and will be general within a week from this date. In the higher districts, little will be cut before September. Notwithstanding the very scanty supply of moisture throughout the summer, the crop has for the most part a fair appearance. Wheat, on retentive soils, and in early situations, promises an abundant return; the ear, though short, in many instances is plump and well filled, and, if well got in, will yield an excellent sample. Barley, with few exceptions, is a full crop, and begins to colour. Oats, for the most part, are rather short in the straw, but carry a fine pan. nicle. Early varieties are nearly ready for the sickle, on low grounds, and some has already been cut. Beans and pease are well podded, and, upon the whole, no part of the corn crop appears at present to be deficient of an ordinary return. Potatoes, it is feared, will not swell freely without a full supply of moisture. Turnips are much in want of rain on light or dry lands; and the after-cutting of clover comes forward slowly. Pastures would also improve by moderate warm showers. A more propi. tious season for cleaning fallow grounds could not be wished, and this operation has been conducted to the farmers' satisfaction. The dung is plowed in, and the ground is ready for the wheat-seed furrow. Hoeing of turnips is about over, and farmers are ready for the labours of the harvest.

Wheat has fallen in price, and ordinary samples are almost unsaleable. Best wheat in the Northern markets only brings about 26s., and much has been sold lately at 22s. to 25s. The fine appearance of the crop, together with the stock on hand, ren. ders purchasers shy. Barley sells at from 24s. to 26s., but in this article there is little doing. Oats begin to look down in price, and it is not yet certain whether the ports will open on the 15th for foreign oats, but that will be decided before this can go to press.- Perthshire, 13th August.

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