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450 Fear of his present Majesty, (for making *etter Provision for Soldiers) to Serjeanis of the Militia. Serjeants of militia may, by this law, reeeive such pensions as shall be fixed in regulations to be made by his Majesty.—An additional pension shall be allowed to serJeants on being discharged.—The provisions of the 46th Geo. III. c. 69, apply to the Act. Cap. XII. To enable his Majesty to augment the Sirticth Regiment to Ten Battalions, by Enlistment of Foreigners, His Majesty may add an eighth, ninth, and tenth battalions, in the sixtieth regi. Mient, and foreigners may serve therein, and it may be employed any where out of Great Britain.--Foreign officers may seive and receive pay. Cap. XIII. For giving Eff, ct to cer. *ain Engagements of his Majesty with the Emperor of all the Russias and the King of Prussia, for furnishing a part of the preuniary Succoors for assisting his Mafesty's said .4 ties, in supporting the Er4”nces of the War with France. Whereas by two several conventions, signed at London on the 30th day of Sep. tember 1813, it was agreed to issue bills of •redit for the benefit of their Majesties the Emperor of all the Russias and the King of Prussia, for the sum of 2,500,000l. sterliug, or of 15,000,000 Prussian thalers, •f the denomination and weight of 1764, $o be furnished monthly in manner therein

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[June 1, mentioned, in the proportion of two-thirds of each monthly issue for the Emperor of all the Russias, and of one-third thereof for the King of Prussia, and to be computed from the 15th day of June of the current year; the treasury may therefore issue bills of credit, and provide books for funding the same; and prepare hills bearing an interest to be exchanged in lieu thereof— Money to be issued out of the supplies of the year, to pay the interest and principal of these securities, &c.—The treasury may appoint officers and clerks to carry this Act into execution, and salaries for their trouble. Cap. XIV. To provide that Property tested in the Accountant General of the High Court of Chancery as such, shall, wpon his Death, Removal, or Resignation, vest from Time to Time in those who shal& succeed to the Office. Cap. XV. For the more easy Recovery of Debts, in his Majesty's Colony of New South Wales. Wilcreas his Majesty's subjects, trading to and residing in the colony of New South Wales and its dependencies, lie under great difficulties, for want of more easy methods of proving, recovering and levying of debts, due to them within the said colony; it is hereby enacted, that debts in New South Wales may be proved on oath before a chief magistrate here; that debts to his Majesty may be proved in the same manmer; and that lands, &c. in the plantations, are liable to satisfy debts. s

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Cymanche Tonsillaris Pertussis Hubeola Scarlatina Anginosa . . . . . . . . . . . Variola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AErysipelas Urticaria - . . . . . . . . . Rheumatismt's . . . . . . Tic Douloitreux . . . . . Cephalalgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vertigo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asthenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Palpitatio . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angina Pectoris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morbi Infantiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Prurigo • * * * * * * - 1 Psora ... 3 Porrigo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

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Asthma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hoemoptoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pleurodyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Since the last report several new cases of catarrh have occurred, and some of the convalescent pulmonics have suffered a relapse. This may be occasioned by the variations of temperature which still continue; if the middle of the day is warm and genial, the evenings are cold, and perspiration is suddedly checked. Invalids and delicate persons especially should be cautions, and not trust too much to the inviting appearance of a. brightsun and clear sky--the easterly winds have not yet ceased; their fatal influence

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with the complaint when fourteen years old. She has been subject to it at intervals ever since. The third branch of the fifth pair of nerves appeared to be the parts affected. The pain was excruciating whilst it lasted, and sometimes continited with little intermission for several days successively. Her general health is good, countenance ruddy, the functions natural. ... Having formerly witnessed the good effects of liquor. ammoniae in this very painful disorder, and having received favourable accounts of its efficacy from very remote quarters, from persons who had tried it, in consequence of § suggestion in the Medical and Physical Journal several years ago; I recommended #in this instance with considerable confidence, notwithstanding the length of time that the complaints had continued. ' he two first days no benefit was perceived from the medicine; on the third, the patient felt faint; the pain became less intense, and more contracted; song, in the course of a few days, the dose of the medicine being increased, entircly ceased. It secons hardly credible that so painful a disorder should yield to this simple reinedy, which I have known to succeed when opium, cicula, ether, and arsenic, have failed. But the economy of the nerves is yet little understood. It appears highly probable from every inquiry that I have been able to make, that the disease in question is seated in the substance of the nerves, which being exquisitely sensible, a cause so slight as not to produce 2ny visible derangement of parts, may yet occasion extreme pain. Tic douloureux does not occur so frequently, as, from the number of cases that are recorded of it, might be supposed. It is confounded with megrim, rheumatic pains, and spasmodic affections, and the consequences of carious bone and diseased teeth, near the parts affected with pain; and these being relieved by various remedies, tile tit douloureux is supposed to be cured by them; hence it has been deemed by some, a common disease, and one which readily yields to medicine. I do not remember having observed in any instance of the complaint, an external variation of parts, or general disease of the system; the violence of the pain may excite a momentary flush on the cheek, and the patient may for a while refrain from eating or taking exercise; but this is not from want of power or inclination, but to avoid exciting a paroxysm of pain, which is often brought on by the slightest touch or motion. Patients who have sufficient coolness to observe their feeling, remark that the pain is not continued, but comes on in quick sharp twinges or pulses, yet the intermissions are to short as to be hardly distinguishable. I once thought it in some degree connected with a gouty habit, but subsequent experi lice has not confirmed the opinion; and I now believe that in those cases in which gout alternated with tic douloureux, the occurrence was accidental. Both diseases are highly painful indeed, but the nature of the pain is as different as the symptoms in either disorder are opposite; neither does there seem any assimilation or correspondence in habit, predisposing to either complaint; in other words, the habit favourable to gout is not more disposed to tic douloureux, than is the constitution in which the disposition to gout is not apparent. Graven street, May 23d, 1814. SAMUEL Fotis ERGILL, M.D.

REPORT OF THE PROGRESS OF CHEMISTRY.

IR HUMPHRY DAVY has lately read, before the Royal Society, a paper upon 5 fluorime. This body has hitherto never been procured in an uncombined state, no yessel being capable of holding it without being acted on by it so as materially to alter the specific properties of fluorine. . When combined with hydrogen it forms fluoric acid, which is sufficiently well known for its power of corroding glass, and, with silica and boron, it forms peculiar acids. He detailed also a number of attempts to decompose silica, and obtain the substance which Sir Humphry has denominated silicon, which he conceives is not a metal, but of the same nature as boron, a body which possesses intermediate properties between sulphur and charcoal. He concluded his paper by some observations on the scepticism of many chemists as to the nature of chlorine, and stated that it is erroneous to suppose that oxygen is the only acidifying principle, hydrogen forming as many acids as oxygen; or that combustion can only take place when oxygen is present: fluorime, chlorine, and iodine, being equally supporters of combustion. MR. JOHN DAVY has instituted some experiments with the view of investigating the nature of animal heat. He is inclined to believe that this phenomenon is owing to the change which the blood undérgoes during its conversion from the arterial to the venous state. It is well known that the specific heat of arterial is different from that of venous blood, and it consequently follows, that, when one is changed into the other, the evolution of a certain quantity of heat must take place; but, whether the heat thus extricated is the only heat which an animal body generates, has not been satisfactorily shewn. No doubt, there are many other processes continually carried on in the animal machine, which may and do furnish it with heat: arid, until we are better acquainted with ge intricate parts of physiology, and more especially with the nature of the wheno * !. n * - 4. t{io

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the brain and nerves, we must be content to leave the various doctrines of animal heat in the same state as they have been since the promulgation of the theories of Black, of Irvine, and of Cranford. - It is a little surprising to find that the Chinese, many centuries ago, had certainly some knowledge of the existence of oxygen as one of the constituents of the atmosphere. They however supposed it to be the impure portion, and knew that it existed in mitre, certain earthy matters, and in water. They were acquainted also with its combinations with sulphur, charcoal, and the metals. The same white matter which many of our readers have no doubt observed on the surface of newly-burnt bricks, has lately been examined, and is found, as we ourselves ascertaired some years ago, to be the well known salt called sal ammoniac. It is not easy to perceive from whence the muriatic acid is derived, although the alkali may certainly be produced from the fuel used in the process of burning bricks, especially if it contain any animal matter: large quantities of sal ammoniac being annually collected in Egypt from the soot of chimnies in which camels' dung, a common article of fuel there, has been consumed. o - It was long ago supposed by Scheele, that the unpleasant flavour of recently distilled spirits was owing to a peculiar vegetable oil. This oil has lately been collected and examined. It exhibits however no very singuiar properties, except that of becoming crystallized at a higher temperature than most other vegetable oils do. It is no doubt a product of fermentation, and does not originally exist in the corn. A patent has been taken out in France for the manufacturing of glue from bones, and , we are surprised that it has not been done before, the gelatine from bones being purer and more easily extracted than that from any other organised animal parts. M. VAUQUELIN has more accurately analysed egg shells, and has found that they eontain magnesia, iron, sulphur, and phosphoric acid, as well as lime and the carbonic acid. This new amalysis renders the explanation of the mode in which these variout substances enter the body of the hen, fed only upon corn, still more difficult.

=== MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT,

-o-o- To EPORT of the Woollen Manufactory for the past year, as taken from the official .*.* annual returns, agreeable to Act of Parliament, made to the Quarter Sessions held at Pontefract:- - t NARROW CLOTHS MILLEi).

Pieces. Yards, *1st Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34,837 2d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,427 3d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,206 4th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 33,393 142,863 5,515,755 Milled last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136,863 5,117,209 Increased . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,000 493,546 BRO Aly CLOTriS MILLEd. - . 1st Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94,998 2d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95,886 o 3d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95,525 4th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,481 369,890 11,702,837 Milled last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318,431 9,949,419 Increased . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,459 1,753,418

The whole Manufacture produced this Year in Yards 17,318,592
Milled in Yards last Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,066,628

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Increased this Year in Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,251,964 The markets both in Yorkshire and Lancashire, as well in the manufacturing districts as in the ports, are at present very flat. Every body is expecting the raw materials to fall, and with them the manufactured articles: this expectation keeps purchasers out of the market; and the uncertainty of a foreign demand damps the spirit of commercial enterprize, for the moment, and adds to the general stagnation.—Leeds Mercury, 4pril 30, . - - . . .

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An official account laid before the House of Commons, states the amonnt of British and Foreign Corn exported from Great Britain in the year 1812, at 39,441 quarters to Norway and Iceland–212 to Heligoland–51,582 to Portugal and Spain—563 to Gibral. tar and Malta–38,329 to Ireland, the Isles of Jersey, &c. and the Greenland Fishery— 31,171 to the British colonies in America, the West Indies, St. Helena, &c. making a total of 161,300. The following is said by the London papers to be a correct return of the present prices af provisions in the several markets of Paris, viz-Wheat 32s. per q1... 60lbs. to the bushel; oats 7s.6d. per qr. 401Bs. to the bushe; ; bread Î #d. per Ib. about 7%d. a quar. beef 5d. per 1b.; eggs 4 a penny; port wine 14d. per bottle; Burgundy 33.9d. per bottle. The Income of the Consolidated Fund, for the quarter ending the 5th ult. was 9,692,000l. exceeding the corresponding quarter of fast year by 266,000l. The charge is about 9,120,000l. which is an excess, compared with that of the preceding year, of 678,000l. The Property Tax has experienced in the same quarter an increase of about 439,000l. While the remainder of the War Taxes have suffered a dimination in the whole of near 390,000l. The Stamps have increased about 40,000l. but the Customs and Excise have produced less by about 44,000 in the same period. The Property Tax produced, during the year ending the 5th instant, upwards of 14,400,000l. exceeding the previous year by about 1,500,000l. At the Castle of the Thuilleries, April 23, 1814.—We, Charles Philippe, of France, son of France, Monsieur, &c. upon the report of the commissioners of finance, and have ing heard the provisional council of state, decree as follows:– Art. 1. The duties upon the importation of the articles hereinafter named are provie sionally, and until a new order, regulated as follows :

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Coffee, per cwt. (quintal metrique). 60 Cimamon of all sorts . . . 4 Clayed sugar, ditto . • 60 Cloves, by kilog. . . . . • 13 Raw sugar, ditto . . . 40 Green and other Teas, ditto - 3 Pepper and Jamaica pepper, ditto . 80 Bark, red, ditto - - ... 4 Indigo, by kilogramme . e 3. Bark of every other kind - 2 Cocoa, ditto - - - - 5 Dye woods of every kind, per cwt. , 10 Vanilla, ditto - - - . 20 Roncon, ditto - •

Cochiueal, ditto . . . . 3 Art. 2. The cotton wools now in stores, and those which may be imported in future, shall, from the date of the publication of the present decree, be subject only to a simplé regulation duty (droit de balance). - The Kingsmill, Capt. Cressel, was the first vessel which took advantage of the privilege of free trade to the Éast Indies, afforded to private traders in the new regulations adopt*d in the renewal of the East India Company's Charter. She sailed from the port of Liverpool for Calcutta direct; and others have sailed from Bristol. Good veal was lately selling at Harwich at 5d. per lb. fresh butter 1s. per lb. and *ggs 30 for 1s, which articles are imported from. Holland regularly twice a week in great profusion.

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The 3 per cent. cons. on the 25th were 67; ; 5 per cent. 974.

Alphabetical List of BANKruptcies and Dividends, announced between the 19th of April and the 21st of May, extracted from the London Gazettes.

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