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as from the supply of hardy seamer COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE.

that it affords, has ever been an object Newfoundland Trade. of ambition and jealousy with the

great maritime powers. By the vaIN the year 1814, 580 vessels enter- lour of our arms, and the policy of

ed the port of St. John's, carrying our statesmen, it is now become al. 71,384 tons, and manned by 4417 most exclusively British, and it acscamen, while 453 vessels cleared out, quires additional consequence in our carrying 63,900 tons, and 3857 men. eyes from the consideration, that the The principal imports were 6229 imports of Newfoundland are almost tons of bread and flour ; 18,816 bls. entirely from the united kingdom, of beef and pork; 13,902 cwts, of while a great proportion of its exports butter and cheese; 43,899 hhds. of go to foreign parts, and contribute salt; 58,539 lbs. refined sugar; materially to improve the general 137,514 lbs. tea ; 463,896 gallons balance of trade. of spirits : 242,175 gallons of molas. ses; 619 hhds. 200 tierces, and 1621, barrels of British plantation sugar; 102 tons from Great Britain, and 171 Resolutions of General Meeting of pipes, 183 hhds. and 265 quarter Subscribers to the EDINBURGH casks of wine from foreign Europe ; and GLASGOW. Canal: with an 1380 cwt, soap and candles ; 79,618. estimate of the Revenue which may lbs. tobacco from Great Britain ; be expected

for it. 39,099 ells of sail-cloth; 42,690 ells linen; 40,226 lbs. unwrought lea- AT a Meeting, called by Public ther; 2876 casks of beer and cyder ; Advertisement, of such Gentle15,440 lbs gunpowder; 5722 bush men as were disposed to promote els of oats; 27,886 bushels potatoes the construction of a Canal, to conand turnips; 140 tons of timber; nect the Cities of Edinburgh and 1,415,750 shingles; and 2,003,090 Glasgow, on the Line recommendfeet of pine board and plank, &c. ed by Mr John Rennie, Engineer, The chief exports were 29,893 held in Merchants' Hall, Edinquintals, 784 bundles of cod-fish to burgh, on Wednesday, July 26, Great Britain, 157,476 quintals to 1815, the West Indies, 451,187 to foreign The Right Hon. Sir John MarjoriEurope, and 2070 to British America, making a total of 640,606

banks, Baronet, M. P. Lord Proquintals, and 784 bundles ; 3934

vost of Edinburgh, in the Chair : casks of salmon, 116 of herrings, 1548 The Chairman stated to the Meetof mackerel, and 2422 of tongues, ing the measures which had been sounds, and capelin ; 86,749 seal. adopted for setting on foot a Subskins, with a variety of other hides and scription in London : and the Miskins ; 60,506 lbs. to Great Britain, nutes of the General Meeting beld and 30 hogsheads and 118 barrels of there, with the list of Subscribers, British plantation sugar to British having been read, he produced a America; 3543 tons of oil and blub- Prospectus of the Revenue to be ex. ber ; 15,148 staves and heads; and pected from this undertaking. The 381 puncheons, 18 hhds. and 6 bar- Meeting having considered the same, rels of British plantation rum, &c. unanimously adopted the following The preceding sketch may give an Resolutions : idea of this valuable trade, which, I. That, to make and maintain a from its intrinsic importance, as well direct inland communication, by


means of a navigable Canal, from expences, the said General Meeting, Leith to Edinburgh, from thence, on or Committee, are hereby authorized one level, to the Monkland Canal, to incure; and, near Drumpellier, and from thence 3d, That, till an Act of Parlia. to Glasgow and the River Clyde, will ment be obtained for incorporating be a measure of great public utility: the Undertakers for making and main

II. That the trade carried on in taining the said intended Canal, the goods and merchandize-by different ' Subscribers, or those for whom they channels, from the extremities of the act, shall not be called upon for any above line, and the trade that will a. further payments on account of the rise from the carriage of Coals, for the sums respectively subscribed by them. supply of Edinburgh, the carriage of IV. I hat if the sum requisite for those Minerals with which the coun. the execution of the whole work shall try abounds, and the conveyance of not have been procured in time to obPassengers, afford the most favour- tain an Act next session of Parliaable prospect of an ample return from ment, authorizing the execution of the capital to be embarked in this the whole plan, then the Bill shall undertaking.

embrace the construction only of that III. That a Subscription be now part of the work from Edinburgh to opened for making and maintaining the Monkland Canal, leaving it to the said Canal, to be termed the the original Subscribers, either by an Edinburgh and Glasgow Canal, by accumulation of profits, or by an exsuch progressive steps, or in such man tension of capital, to carry on the ner, as a General Meeting of Subscri- Canal to Leith, if they sball so inbers, or a Committee to be named by cline : And declaring, that if this them, shall fix and determine, upon shall be accomplished in part by a the following terms and conditions. new subscription, the original Sub

1st, That the Subscribers, or scribers shall have a preference; and those for whom they act, shall not, in the new Subscribers thereto shall beany event, be liable to pay any fur come Members of the Company of ther sums than what are set oppo- Subscribers to the Edinburgh and site to their respective names. Glasgow Canal; and the extension

2d, That when called upon by the from Edinburgh to Leith be incorposaid General Meeting or Committee, rated therewith, and become a part of a sum, not exceeding Two Pounds the same, to all intents and purposes Ten Shillings to each One Hundred whatsoever. Pounds of the sums subscribed, shall V. That the Capital Stock of the be paid, in such manner, and within Company shall be divided into Shares such time, as they shall direct, to be of £.50 each. applied towards the payment of all VI. That the necessary Surveys necessary expences and charges of and Reports of the line of Canal, and Plans, Surveys, Estimates, and Re- the mode of executing the same, preports, to be made by or under their paratory to making application to orders, relating to the said intended Parliament, shall be forthwith comCanal; and also of the expences and menced, under the direction of Mr charges which may be incurred in an John Rennie, who is directed to emapplication to be made to Parliament ploy for this purpose such Surveyors, for an Act to authorize the Subscri- experienced in the practical execution bers to make and maintain the said of Canals, as he shall deem proper. intended Canal; and also to the pay VII. That, before commencing ment of all other expences incident any Survey, respectful applications to the said undertaking. All which be made to the different Noblemen


and Gentlemen, proprietors of lands on pointed by the Subscribers in London, the line of the proposed Canal, solicit- viz. ing their permission to take the said The Right Honourable Lord Viscount Survey: and that it be a particular Keith instruction to the persons employed, Honourable William Elphingstone to attend to the suggestion of all Pro- Honourable Admiral Fleming Elprietors, in regard to the carrying of phingstone the line thro' their respective grounds, Charles Forbes. Esq. M. P. as far as shall be consistent with the James Stirling, Esq. merchant, Lontrue interests of this undertaking. don

VIII. That Samuel Anderson, Esq. Edward Marjoribanks, Esq. banker Banker in Edinburgh, be appointed

there Depute Chairman.

John Robertson, Esq. merchant there ix. That the following Commit- William Parker, Esq. merchant tee be appointed to forward the ob there ; and jects of this Meeting; with full Andrew Lawrie, Esq. army-agent powers to adopt such measures as they there. may deem proper for this purpose ; and also with powers to add to their mittee shall be a Quorum; and that

X. That any three of the said Comnumber, and to sub-commit in such

Ross and Cuningham, writers to the manner as they shall think fit, viz.

signet, shall be Clerks and Agents to Sir John Marjoribanks, Bart. M. P. the Subscribers, and the Royal Bank Lord Provost of Edinburgh, and of Scotland Cashiers


XI. That it be an instruction to the Lord Provost of Edinburgh for the Committee, to communicate these the time

Resolutions to the Conveners of the The Right Honourable William Dun

counties of Edinburgh, Haddington, das, M. P. James Denholm, Esq. Convener of Renfrew, and Lanack, and to the

Linlithgow, Dumbarton, Stirling, the Trades of Edinburgh, and the Members of Parliament for those

Convener for the time Sir John Hay, Bart. Master of the counties; likewise to the Magistrates Sir John Hay, Bart. Master of the of Glasgow, Haddington, Stirling, Robert Menzies, Esq. Master of the Lanark, Linlithgow, Ruthergien, Merchant Company of Leith

Renfrew, and Dumbarton, and to the Sir William Forbes, Bart.

Members of Parliament for those Samuel Anderson, Esq. of Moredun burghs; as also to the Chief MagisWilliam Ramsay, Esq. banker

trates of Paisley and Greenock. Gilbert Innes, Esq. of Stow

XII. On the motion of Sir WilAndrew Bonar, Esq. banker

liam Forbes, Baronet,– That the Alexander Henderson, Esq. banker

thanks of the Meeting be given to the William Mowbray, Esq. merchant, by him in forwarding the object of

Lord Provost, for the zeal displayed Leith James Walker, Esq. advocate

this Meeting, and for his conduct in William Arbuthnot, Esq. Edinburgh

the Chair. William Trotter, Esq. merchant, tions be published in all the Edinburgh

XII. Ordered, that these ResolaEdinburgh William Stirling, Esq. merchant,

and Glasgow Newspapers. Glasgow

(Signed) George Stirling, Esq. merchant there JOHN MARJORIBANKS, Chairmax. John Paterson, engineer, Leith

(For the General Prospectus see Number for Together with the Committee ap

May last.)


Estimate of Revenue to be expected from the Edinburgh and Glasgow Canal.

Coal. EDINBURGH has been computed to contain 20,000 families, and each family is

supposed to consume 7 tons annually, making...... Tons 144,000 Public works, as foundries, breweries, &C.......... 20,000

161,000 LEITH, and its vicinity, on the same principle.....

50,000 The price of coals, from either the Falkirk or New Monkland fields,

will be at least 4s. per ton under the present selling price in Edinburgh, and 3s. 3d. in Leith, -and the one-half of the above quantities may reasonably be expected to come by the new Canal, and to be

taken equally from the Falkirk and New Monkland fields. INTERMEDIATE COUNTRY, 45,000 tons When it is considered that this

Canal will pass through a populous country of 50 miles, having in its course also the towns of Kirkliston, Linlithgow, Falkirk, and Cumbernauld, with the extensive Limeworks of Easter Camps, Raw Camps, and Easter Calder, on the east end, -and, to the westward of Falkirk, those of Castlecary, Cumbernauld, Drumkibbach, Pollockhall, Langlands, and Millcroft -all well situated for receiving coals, and for shipping of lime, the above quantity may be considered moderate; and no doubt need be enter

tained of its being realized in its fullest extent. The revenue from coal will therefore be as follows :

For Edinburgh. 82,000 Tons of Coals, viz. 41,000 from the Falkirk field, carried 27 miles on the Canal,

at Id. per ton a mile, and Id. for wharfage, 2s. 4d. £.4783 6 8 41,000 from the New Monkland field, 44 miles, 3s. 9d........ 7687 10 0

£.12,470 16 8 For Leith. 25,000 Tons, viz. 12,500 from the Falkirk field, 30 miles, at 2s. 7d......

£.1614 11 8 12,500 from the New Monk and field, 47 miles, 45.........

2500 0 0

4,114 11 8 For Intermediate Country. 45,000 Tons of Coal, viz. 22,500 from the Falkirk field, 20 miles, at ls. 9d........

.......... £.1968 15 0 22,500 from the Monkland field, 20 miles, at ls. 9d......

1968 15 0

3,937 10 0

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Brought forward...................£.20,522 18 4

Lime and Iron Stone.


30,000 of lime for manure and for building, on a line of

Canal above 50 miles long, abounding in that
article, supposed to be carried on an average
12 miles, at ld. per ton per mile, and id. for

wharfage, 1s. 1d....................£.1625 0 0 8,000 of lime for the use of Edinburgh and

Leith, and their vicinity, compu-
ted to pass 20 miles on the Canal
at the above rates .......

700 0 0 15,000 of iron-stone to be carried on an aver

age 12 miles at the above rate. 812 10 0

3,137 10 0

Produce of the Soil. 4,000 of the produce of the soil, such as straw,

hay, potatoes, turnip, &c. carried
on an average 25 miles, at the
above rates

Corn from the Continent, and the eastern parts of Scotland,

This will not be thought over-rated, when it is con

sidered that the duties on the Forth and Clyde
Canal, for this article alone, during four years pre-
ceding 1814, averaged £.5600 per annum.

433 6 8 4,000 0 0

Goods at present carried from Edinburgh and

Leith to Glasgow, and vice versa. It has been pretty accurately ascertained, that the quantity of goods carried by land at present, amounts to 21,948 tons ; from which it is proposed to strike off 4000 tons, consisting of bulky articles which will not stow in boats, but must still go by land, leaving to go by the Canal 17,948 tons, to which add 10,000 tons sent by the Forth and Clyde Canal to Edinburgh alone, the whole will be 27,948 tons; and say that the one-half of this arrives at and departs from Edinburgh, and the other half at Leith, the amount will be as follows:


13,974 of goods to or from Edinburgh to Glasgow, at 3d.

per ton per mile, and 2d. for wharfage, 50

miles, 12s. 8d.......... ....... £.8850 4 0 13,971 of goods to or from Leith to Glasgow,

54 miles, as above, are, at 15s. 8d. 9548 18 0

18,999 20

Carried forward

...........£.46,492 17 0

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