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For JANUARY, 1788.
An Account of Gwalior, in the East-Indies 6 | Headley's Select Beauties of Antient En.
Prospects on the Rubicon: or, an Inves. to Mrs. Siddons-To Indifference
tigation into the Causes and Conse. Ode to Death - Thoughts on Walking
Wedding-day- To a Lady, with a Pres
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AVERAGE PRICES of CORN, from Jan. 14 to Jan. 19, 1988:
Wheat Rye Barley Day Beans London 5 513 312 912 02 11 Eflex 5 30
13 Kent 5
012 . 1 2 Saffex 5 5,0
02 INLAND COUNTIES.
Suffolk 4 jo
67 Cambrid.s 13
23 51 Middlesex s 80 012 1012 4)3
Norfolk 4 11 3
61 Hertford 3 70
5 Bedford 5
02 I 11
711 914 Northam. 5 312
1 Rutland 5310
1014 Leicester 5 2 3
Lancash. 5 11,0
103 Stafford 5 710 112 34 4|| Somerset 5 83
81 1 1013 Salop 5 3 91% 112 05 3|| Monmou.5 ilo
91 Warwick 5
101 7 Dorfet
2 olo o Hants 5 60 012 712 013 7 Berks 5
WALES, Jan. 7, to Jan. 12, 1788. Oxford 5 00
5 84 413 1914 3 Bocks
O O OOO
00 THERMOM. WIND 12-30
W. 33-29 90
W. 29-30 25
E. N. E.
w, 30.29 9
W. 31-30 07
N. W. 28-30
26 - 39
S. W. 3-19
PRICES of STOCKS,
Jan. 29, 1788. 43
Bank Stock, 159 a Old S. S. An. 15 de 7-29
New S. S. Ann.
N. W. New 4 per Cent. 1777, India Stock,
India Bonds, 848. pr. 10-30
N. N, E. 5 per cent. Ann. 1785, New Navy and Via. 11-30
112 1 a 7-8ths 12-30 34 36
NE. 3 per Cent. red. 75 * Long Ann. 12 9-36ths 13-30 00
a 5-8ths. 14-30 50
N. 3 per Ct. Conf. 75 | 30 years Ann. 1778, TS30 52
13 15.16ths 16-30 - 70
W. 3 per Cent. 1726,-- Exchequer Bills 17-30 65
Lot. Tick. 161. 175. 18-30 10
3 per Ct. Ind. An. 70 a 18s. 19-29 75 41 W. N. W.
Consols for Feb. 77 I 20-30 33 35 W. N. W. South Sea Stock,
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ANSWERS IO. CORRESPONDENTS, The impofition attempted to be pra&tifed upon us by E. C. is received with the contempt it delen a. The Vertes pretended to be written in the Chanced of Bottisford Church are falen kom the Poetical Calendar, Vol. II. p. 49.
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