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RETURN PRICE OF GRAIN.
MONDAY Dec. 16.

MONDAY, Dec. 23
Essex Red Wheat(new) 25s 30s Essex RedWheat(new) 25s 30s
Fine
36s 40s Fine

36s 40s New - - New

-S-S White.. 25s 34s White.

255 34s New

- - New Fine 30s 42s Fine

30s 42s Supr. 42s 46s. Supr.

42s 46s Rye.. 20s 22s Rye..

204 225 Barley 22s 255 Barley

22s 255 Fine 28s 32s Fine

28s 32s Supr. 32s 859 Superfine

32s 363 Malt 448 52s Malt

44s 52s Fine 53s 56s Fine

535 568 Hog Peas(new). 25s 288 Hog Pease (new) 25s 28s Maple.... 285 30s Maple

28s 30s White (new) 288 32s White New

283 32s Boilers 34s 35s Boilers..

345 355 Small Beans (new) 25s 30s Small Beans (new) 258 30s Old.. 28s 32s Old...

28s 32s Tiek (new) 21s 26s Tick (new)

21s 26s Fine (old) 23s 285 Old..

23s 28s Feed Oats 18s 19s Feed Oats

18s 19s Fine 20s 21s Fine

20s 21s Poland ditto.. 19s 21s Poland ditto

19s 21s Fine 22s 23s Fine

2s 23s Potatoe ditto.. 238 24s Potatoe ditto

239 24s Fine 24s 25s Fine

24 255 FLOUR.

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

308 353 GENERAL AVERAGE PRICE,

GENERAL AVERAGE PRICE, For the week ending Dec. 7,

For the week ending Dec. 14. Wheat 38s 6d Wheat

38s lod Rye

19s
8d Rye..

23s od Barley 28s 8d Barley

29s 3d Oats 18s 9d Oats

18s 60 Beans 25s lod Beans.

25s lod Peas 28s 5d Peas

28s bd

Dec. 14.] PRICE OF HOPS, PER CWT.

[Dec. 21. Pockets. Bags.

Pockets. Bags. Kent 50s 659 958 42s 58s 90s Kent 50s 658 958 | 42s 58s 90s Suss. 44s 52s 60s 40s 44s 48s Suss. 44s 52s 60s 408 448 48s Essex 50s 64s 755 | 42s 56s 63s | Essex 50s 64s 1758 42s 56s 63s

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Less than forty years ago, the inhabitants of this town, save those employed in the fishery, calculated upon the profits of a summer season merely, as the only chance of advantage they

ad, to clothe and maintain their families, from the 1st of January, to the 31st of December. What was termed the season, embraced about four months, beginning in July, and ending with October. The few strangers left with them at the latter period, were then but as the visitants of a day; and, in the way of business, but little was thought of, as likely to improve their means, until the following spring; and then only but for the realization of their pecuniary hopes during the months specified. It needs but little acquaintance with human affairs, and the probable

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profits and losses of a body of people, speculating with very small capitals, and almost without trade, honestly to procure support for twelve months, upon the proceed of four, to be aware, that great pecuniary distress, at certain periods, must have existed among them ; and, though patience, and a laudable pride, may have been exercised, to conceal what was felt in particular dwellings, from general knowledge, no rational doubt can be entertained of its having, and in no very limited degree, most painfully existed. To relieve an industrious community from the listlessness of inaction, and, thereby, render less frequent, the incursions of poverty, it seemed as if an all directing Providence had caused the rays of Royal patronage to shine upon them, opening new roads to labour in their vicinity, to the expulsion of despondence, and the creation of confident and cheerful hope. The late Duke of Cumberland was the founder of that prosperity, which is here, at present, enjoyed; the first visit of his present Majesty, then Prince of Wales, to the town, was induced by the affection he bore to his illustrious relative; attachment to the scite followed ; it became thence, for lengthened intervals yearly, his “favorite residence,” by exclusive choice ; and Hygeia, happily, denied not her aid, to make that choice permanent. The progressive advantages resulting to Brighton, from the periods alluded to, up to the present, it would be superfluous to enumerate-they are to be seen in its multiplied institutions, having charity for their base, --in the common well-doing of the middle order of the people, and the comparatively ample proyişions for its poor. Thus fostered, from, obscurity into envied eminence, the only return expected has been gratitude; but have the advantaged, at all times, possessed such a feeling? we should hope that they have ;, nay, addressing ourselves to the great mass of; the people, we know that the answer must be in the affirmativer but there has been a supineness among them, under various occurring circumstances, notwithstanding, which, at times, have occasioned us to deplore that they should ever have permitted to exist. We all know that the great bulwark of British liberty is the freedom of the public press-but its abuse is a pestilence, and devoutly to be deprecated. From the latter, when corruption bids it rage, no person is secure the more exalted the character, the more is it exposed to the danger--nor are all the better qualities which can fill and dignify the human heart, repellants to be relied on—but, on the contrary, though they may eventually bear their possessor unhurt through the contagion, yet, experience has told us, that they have ever been numbered with the primary objects of its attack. There is a species of libel, though framed in the bitterest spirit of malignance, which conscious, generous worth, will totally disregard--and it is right, perhaps, that it should do so ; but the forbearance will not similarly apply to the adherents of the assailed, to whose beneficence and favours they may chance to owe every essential benefit they possess. It is not, we say, for such men, for a moment, to be idle spectators of, nor listeners to, a libellous process of such a cast-every principle of gratitude in them, demands, that the first exposition of the will towards it, should be received as the deed, and that their united efforts should be ceaseless, until the venal enemy is subdued. Though the expressions of the systematic slanderer should be so ingeniously guarded, that the law cannot he brought into immediate,, nor, perhaps, eventual action, to lead to the merited result, yet let but the vehicle of the abuse be denied admission into the houses of the correctly combined many, and a reduced circulation must follow-and in that, if the evil does not tinely effect its own cure, that, and the despised and rickety machine which upheld its existence, may drop into nothingness together.

After the above remarks, we feel it unnecessary, at this time, to be more particular.; we shall, therefore, briefly add, that, with libellous effusions prospectively, though the offspring of imbecility, which would aim at the destruction of the vital interests of their place, the inhabitants of this town could not act more

wisely, than in bringing into strenuous application, some such · resolution as we have pointed out: that feeling called "gratitude

would then be nobly apparent among them, shewing the disposition prevalent for benefits confesssd in the past, and exhibiting à claim which reflection would consecrate, by rendering it resistless, as it might judiciously appertain to the future.

THE KING

Since our former publication, the Duke of York, the Duke and Duchess of Clarence, and the Duke of Wellington, have had the honour of being received at the Palace. A routine of elegant and splendid entertainments, giving employment to trade, and agreeable bustle to the town, had heen commenced, when his Majesty was suddenly attacked by the gout. The Duke and Duchess of Clarence took leave on the morning of the 9th ult. and his Majesty became indisposed in the evening of the same day, and thence, for several successive days, was entirely confined to his bed. The anxiety which this event caused in the town was general; it was confined to no particular class of individuals, and multitudinous almost, at intervals, have been the apa plicants at the Palace, to learn the state of his Majesty's health. At this period his Majesty is favorably convalescent, and has been so for many days past. It was said, that the King had intended to open the two Houses of Parliament in person, but, if dontémplated, that measure is now abandoned.---A Council was held at the Pavilion on Friday; present---His Majesty, the Lord Presidenit, Privy Seal, the Earl of Liverpool, Earl Bathurst, the Duke of Wellington, Mr. Bathurst, Mr. Robinson, and, as the clerk, Mr. Buller.---The Members of the Council arrived the same day.

The preparing of his Majesty's speech, for the opening of Para

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