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the county of Surrey. On the 28th ult. Mr. H. Miller, stud groom to Sir J. Shelley, to Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson, both of Maresfield.—In this town, on the 29th ult. M. Binan, professor of languages, to Miss Westbrook.

DEATHS.-On the 21st. ult. at Millington, near Lewes, Mr. John Morris, aged 78.—At Felpham, Mr. Robert Sparks, yeoman, of that place, aged 63.–October 18, Mr, Richard Blukman, of Yapton.—On the 22d ult. at Hastings, William Oswell, Esq. of Winstead, Essex.—October 24th, at Chichester, Ann, the wife of John Barton, a member of the society of friends.-On the 19th, at Hastings, John Henry Smith, Esq. M. P. for the University of Cambridge, aged 42.-At the same place on the 20th, Mrs. Ann Williams, of London, aged 22.-At Tunbridge-wells, on the 26th ult. Samuel Rhodes, Esq. of Islington, aged 57.-On the 28th ult. at her residence at Uckfield, Mrs. Simmons, widow of the late Mr. E. Simmons, of the same place, yeoman, aged 77.-On Thursday last, Mrs. Baldey, of Ship-street, mother of Mr. A. Baldey. She was an old inhabitant of Brighton,-her age, ninety.—Mr. Thomas Knott, aged 78 years ; he was formerly an eminent solicitor of the city of Chichester. At the house of his father, Chichester, on Wednesday last, in the 23d year of his age, Peison Webber, third son of the Rev. Archdeacon Webber.

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High Water at Dieppe the same time as at Brighton.

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RETURN PRICE OF GRAIN. • MONDAY, Oct. 21.

Monday, Oct. 28. Essex Red Wheat(new) 23s 28s Essex Red Wheat (new) 23s 28s Fine 34s 40s Fine.

34s 42s New -S-S New

S-S White. 25s 32s White

25s 32s New

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New Fine 38s 42s Fine..

388 43s Superfine 45s 46s Superfine.

46s 475 Rye.. 20s 21s Rye , .

20s 21s Barley.. 18s 22s Barley..

18s 22s Fine 22s 24s Fine..

22s 24s Superfine 30s 32s Superfine.

30s 33s Malt 408 44s | Malt

40s 44s Fine 48s 52s Fine..

50s 54s Hog Peas (new) 263 28s Hog Peas (new) 26s 28s Maple.... 285 295 Maple .

28s 29s White (new) 26s 32s White (new)

26s 32s Boilers 35s 36s | Boilers

33s 35s Small Beans (new) 265 295 Small Beans (new).. 26s 298 Old..... 28s 32s Old ..

28s 32s Tick (new). 22s 26s Tick (new).

22s 26s Old.. 26s 28s Old ..

26s 28s Feed Oats 17s 19s | Feed Oats

17s 19s Fine 20s 22s Fine....

20s 22s Poland ditto 18s 21s Poland ditto

18s 21s Fine 22s 25s Fine.....

22s 255 Potatoe ditto . 238 258 Potatoe ditto

23s 25s Fine 26s 27s Fine.....

26s 275

FLOUR.

FLOUR. Town made, per sack 358 40s Town made, per sack 35s 40s Ship, ditto ... 30s 35s Ship, ditto

30s 355 GENERAL AVERAGE PRICE,

GENERAL AVERAGE PRICE, For the week ending October 12. For the week ending October 19. Wheat 398 5d Wheat

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20s sd Barley 26s ld Barley.

25s 5d Oats 18s 7d Oats

19s 4d Beans

25. Od | Beans Peas 28s ld Peas

28s 5d

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PRICE OF HOPS, PER CWT. [Ост. 26.
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Pockets.

Bags. Kent 50s 65s 94s 455 84s -- Kent 50s 655 94s 455 S4s Suss. 40s 50s 58s 40s 50s Suss. 40s 50s 58s 40s 50s Essex 45s 60s 72s 42s 60s - Essex 45s 60s 72s 42s 60s

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Those who have a recollection of this town, even during the period of the last ten years, have it in their power to testify, that the hand of improvement in it has not been idle; nor, from present appearances, does it seem destined, as yet, to become inactive for a series of years. The character of a town, perhaps, may be inferred, by the peculiar manner in which it is regulated and kept, as the dress and deportment of an individual may be supposed often to convey a tolerably correct idea of his personal worth and understanding. A lavish and useless expenditure betrays folly even in the opulent—but parsimony, where its opposite would lead to a public good, is more to be guarded against and despised. Much is to be effected even with slender means, where such means are suitably economized, directed, and applied —and that much has been done within our local limits, without the boasted overflowing of an exhaustless purse, within the period

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above specified, the formation of the King's-road, the enclosures of the Steynes, North and South, the attention which has been paid to the public roads and streets, the sufficient and additional pavements in the latter, the enlargement of the public market, the construction of a new and spacious receptacle for the orphan, the sick, the infirm and aged poor, and divers other matters of weighty importance, all-all bear ample and satisfactory testimony. The contrivance, and the promotion of these matters have principally been with the Commissioners, aided by an auxiliary branch, but growing from the same trunk, called the “Guardians and Directors of the poor”—the distinguishing title of the latter, in itself shews, where the provisions for the immediate benefit of the poor have been connected with the plans in process, what must have been their participation therein. And yet, with all the striking advantages that have arisen to us, from the methodized efforts of our local directors, we have sometimes been told, that the Commissioners, in their official capacities, might have done much more~it would be rash to give an unqualified negation to such a remark; but this we can boldly assert, that, had they done much less, they might have found a justification in their forbearance in the paucity of their means. What has been done, generally speaking, has been well done; and, extensively beneficial have been the results. The foundation of all improvements in towns and cities, must always be regarded as with the official regulators—where such authorities are supine, and but little care is taken to brighten the aspect of the district over which they may preside, but little is to be looked for, prospectively, from individual or private speculations because the road to eventual advantages is obscured, and losses, not profits, constitute the promise held out to those, who may attempt to find it. On the reverse, how gratifying the contrast the speculator, in contemplating the enlivening and growing scenes about him, discovers new sources of interest, which industry, backed by perseverance, may open to himself-his object is so to employ his capital, that its ultimate issue may reward his toil; and where can the superstructure he would raise be more securely seated, than on the foundation which the official directors of a place, with the obvious shew of having its vital good at heart, have wisely and considerately laid? The improvements of this town, in particular, progressively shewing themselves, as they have done, as springing from official decisions, have been the cause of others, and to an extent and import, perhaps, unparalleled in any other part of the United Kingdom ; nor does the actuating spirit which produced them appear on the wane ; on the contrary, new designs, to similar purposes devoted, continue almost weekly to appear, giving employment to trade, and cheerful hope to the several projectors. Among the latter, we observe with satisfaction, the appropriation of the rural site, northward, involving, at least, ten acres of beautiful meadow land, for a place of public pleasurable resort, and upon such a scale of accommodation, that must prove itself desirably acceptable to our best patrons of nobility and fashion. Bath has its “ Sydney Garden,” and Ramsgate its “ Dandelion," or “ Ranelaugh ;" but, since the incorporation of the “ Promenade Grove," with the Royal domain, this town has had to regret its deficiency in such a valued resortthat regret, however, will shortly terminate-our town, as it has excelled in its substantial enlargements, so is it destined no longer to class as secondary, in its provisions for wholesome, moral, and enlivening recreations, with any one of its contemporary rivals. The “Dandelion," or "Ranelaugh,” of Ramsgate, we believe, includes about three acres of ground, and “Sydney Garden" more ; but neither possess the varieties which our well selected ten acres are designed to display. A spacious lawn, for the manly game of cricket, is to be separately fenced off, occasionally to be used for other purposes, and gardens and shrubberies, meandering walks, and grottoes, temples dedicated to Terpsichore, racket and tennis courts, bowling greens, and vistas for promenades, banqueting and coffee rooms, will not be looked for there in vain. The plan of the whole, as now extant, is as brilliant in diversity, as strikingly appropriate in its multiplied adaptions the several compartments are intended to unite elegance with simplicity, and rural beauties with the embellishments of

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