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MONTHLY commERCIAL REPORT. HE manufactures and trade of G1. As Gow continue in a flourishing state, and furnish at

present full employment for every hand that can labour.

The natural effect of this fa

vourable state of trade is evident in the increasing population of the town, which is advancing rapidly ; there being more new buildings carrying on than has been known in any former year. The very extravagant prices paid at present for cotton-wool, however, places both the ipinner and the manufacturer in very unpleasant circumstances. The spinner, if not working at a positive loss, is at least working without any adequate profit; and the manufacturer is laying in his goods higher than ever they were known to cost before : which circumscribes his profits even during the continuance of a good demand, and lays the foundation of a heavy

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The West India and American trades

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An Acount of the Tonnage of Goods laden in India in the four Years 1793, 1794, 1795, o 1796.

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179 The copper and brass manufactories are carried on shiefly at Birmingham, Woolverhamp

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