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Since our Article on the Abolition of the Corn Laws was sent to press, an Order in Council, dated the 1st of September, has ap: peared, authorizing the importation of oats, oatmeal, rye, peas and beans, until forty days after the meeting of Parliament. Oats are subject to a duty of 2s. a quarter, oatmeal to a duty of 2s, 6d. a boll, and rye, peas and beans, to a duty of 3s. 6d. a quarter. There can be no doubt, considering the extraordinary deficiency in the crop of oats, that the ports must have opened for their importation on the 15th of November. But ministers are, notwithstanding, most justly entitled to the public thanks, for having issued the Order in question ; for if the ports had been allowed to remain shut until the middle of November, it would have been no longer possible to make any importations from the great Northern markets previously to the spring; and the means that might otherwise have been afforded for alleviating the pressure of the existing scarcity, must have been comparatively trifling.

The effects that have attended the free importation of oats, are precisely such as we anticipated. Our prices gave way in the first instance ; but they speedily rallied, and have been for some time on the advance. The prices of oats, oatmeal, &c. at Amsterdam, Hamburgh, and other markets contiguous to Great Britain, immediately advanced to near our level.

By an error of the press, the 10th of September is mentioned in the note to p. 340, instead of the 2d.

INDEX.

Abolition of the Corn Laws, what quantity of foreign grain would be

introduced upon the, and what proportion it would bear to our annual
consumption, 325-proofs drawn from the experience of former years,
when the ports were open, 326—whether prices would be depressed
according to the rate supposed, by the, 327-price at which corn
might be imported from Dantzic upon the, 328–estimate of the ave-
rage price at which corn might be sold after the, 334—how farmers
and landlords would be affected by the, 335—pernicious fluctuations
in prices that must occur until the, 336—estimate of the pecuniary
sum that would be saved by the, 341-various advantages that would

result from the, 345,
Acquisitiveness, whether a distinct and independent faculty, 271.
Administratives Maurs, character of the work entitled,' 156-general

observations suggested by the work, 158-motives and design of the

author in writing it, 162—forcible and lively extracts from, 163,
Admiral Coligni, life of, when attempted, and by whom, 127.
Africa, Northern and Central, opening for the exploring of, where and

how furnished, 175-information gained by the expedition to, con-
cerning the nature of an Arab caravan merchant, 176_description of
an Arab chief, who was the protector of the mission to, 177-re-
markable features of a desart of, 178—description of the lake Tchad
in, 180—description of the kingdom of Bornou in, 183–in what ma-
nufacture the Bornouese have attained some excellence, and what is
their intellectual condition, 185-attack upon the Felatah town of
Dirkullah in, and by whom, 191—its unfortunate issue, 192_immi-
nent dangers encountered by Major Denham, the explorer of, 193–
account of the African men-traps, 195—description of the Shoua
Arabs, called Dugganahs, in, 199-account of the Felatahs in, 201...
account of Sackatoo, capital of the Felatah empire, 202-prominent

distinctions of the inhabitants of, 206.
Alehouses, licensing, disadvantages of the practice, from its encouraging

monopoly, 443—instance of the monopoly thus produced, 444-con-
nexion of the practice of, with the morals of the people, 447-corrup-
tion introduced by the custom of, 449.

Alliance between Church and State, disadvantages attending the, 497.
Anjou, Duke of, privy to all the consultations that led to the massacre

of St Bartholomew, 102.
Arab caravan merchant, description of an, 176.

Bartholomew, St, massacre of, character of Dr John Lingard as an his-

torian in relating the, 95-proofs of his inaccuracy in the narration of,
96—instances of carelessness in research in depicting the, 99—what
was the cause of the, according to Lingard, 100—fallacy of this view,
101_descriptions of the delight received by Charles from the, 105–
proofs of the general plan on which the, was perpetrated, 110—refu-
tation of the statement of Dr Lingard concerning the number of those
who perished in the, 112-actual number of those who perished in
the, 115—when the, was concerted, 118_instances of misrepresenta-
tion by Dr Lingard on the subject of the, 121-description of the
enormities of the, 125--attempts to palliate its atrocities considered,

137.
Basilike, Icon, claims of Dr Gauden to be the author of, 10-letters of

Dr Gauden to Lord Clarendon, furnishing strong presumptive evidence
of his being the author of, 12–proof of Lord Clarendon's acquies-
cence in the claim of Dr Gauden to be the author of, 16_demon-
stration of the continued belief of Lord Clarendon that Dr Gauden
was the author of, 19_silence of Lord Clarendon on the subject, a
proof that he believed Dr Gauden to be the author of, 21-refutation
of some arguments designed to show that Charles I. was the author

of the, 26--who were privy to Dr Gauden's composition of the, 30.
Bellievre, description by, of the massacre of St Bartholomew, 125.
Bernstorff, condition of Denmark under the administration of, 383.
Bilma, solitude of, in Africa, what kind of structure observed in, 179.
Bornou, kingdom of, described, 183_-population of, and what degree of

civilization prevails in, 184—in what manufacture they have attained
some excellence, 185–physiognomy of the inhabitants of, ib.--whe-

ther destitute of speculative curiosity, 186.
Brain, in what sense the action of the, is essential to our mental opera-

tions, 257.
Britain, Great, how much the population of, has increased since 1800,

322.
Boo-Khaloom, protector of the Mission to Central Africa, account of,

177—visit of, to Bornou, 181-his reception at Bornou, 182–
ghrazzie, or slave-hunt, projected by, into the mountains of Mandara,
189—attack of, upon Dirkullah, 191—wounds received by, 192—
retreat of, from Dirkullah, 193—amiable traits in his character, 196.
Buonaparte, Napoleon, answer to his request for a passport to America,

and by whom, 386-letter of, and to whom, 387—his conduct in the
Bellerophon, 388_unworthy treatment of, by the British Govern-
ment, 391,

?rine of Medicis, character of, 134.

Captain Clapperton, visit of, to the country of the Felatahs, 201-de-

scription of the town of Kano by, 202-interview of, with Sultan

Bello, 203.
Captain Maitland, account of, with the character of his narrative, 385

-conversation of, with Captain Savary, 386-answer of, to a letter
from Buonaparte, 388_testimony of, to the unexceptionable de-
meanour of Buonaparte on board the Bellerophon, 389—passage of a

letter of, to Lord Keith, 390_his conduct to Napoleon, 394.
Central and Northern Africa, opening for the exploring of, where and

how furnished, 175-information gained by the expedition to, con-
cerning the nature of an Arab caravan merchant, 176_description of
an Arab chief, who was the protector of the Mission to, 177-re-
markable features of a desert of, 178_description of the lake Tchad
in, 180—description of the kingdom of Bornou in, 183–in what
manufacture the Bornouese have attained some excellence, and what
is their intellectual condition, 185_attack upon the Felatah town of
Dirkullah in, and by whom, 191—its unfortunate issue, 192_immi-
nent dangers encountered by Major Denham, the explorer of, 193–
account of the African men-traps, 195_description of the Shoua
Arabs, called Dugganahs, in, 199-account of the Felatahs in, 2014
account of Sackatoo, capital of the Felatah empire, 202-prominent

distinctions of the inhabitants of, 206.
Censures, Spiritual, unlawfulness, and mischief of enforcing, by tempo-

ral pains and penalties, 492.
Charles II. of England, when and by whom his conversion to Catho-

licism first discovered, 24.
Charles IX., insincerity of, in his professions to the Hugonots, 131-

anecdotes concerning, 132.
Church of England, Letters on the, 49-what consequences would ensue

were its alliance with the State dissolved, 491–argument for the al-
liance of the, with the State, refuted, and by whom, 495-evils and

abuses of the, 502.
Clapperton, Captain, visit of, to the country of the Felatahs, 2014-

description of the town of Kano, visited by, 202_interview of, with

Sultan Bello, 203.
Clarendon, Lord, letter of, to the Bishop of Exeter, 14--proof of the

acquiescence of, in the claim of Dr Gauden to be the author of the
Icon Basilike, 16--demonstration of his continued belief concerning
Gauden's valid claim to be esteemed the author of the Icon Basilike,
19_his history when first correctly published, and by whom, 37-in-

stances of suppressed passages restored, 39.
Clarke, Rev. Edward Daniei, account of some of his ancestors, 220-

anecdotes concerning, 221-his residence at Cambridge University,
223—copious extracts from his descriptions, 228.
Coligni, Admiral, life of, when attempted, and by whom, 127.
Colour, whether perceived by the eye, 287.
Combe, George, character of his System of Phrenology, 253-extracts

from it, 274,

Commercial Revulsions, what kind of, lie in the sphere of the economist,

and what causes produce, 70-operation of these causes exemplified,
72—what would diminish the frequency of, 75—connection of the
currency with, 79— impropriety of the clamour raised against the
theory of the Economists, because they did not predict the late revul-
sion, 81-improvements of Government on the

currency

insufficient
to prevent, 91.
Comte de Struensee, account of his elevation under Christian VII., 366

-fluctuating character of, 368—instances of his impolitic adminis-
tration, 369—what caused the conspiracy to subvert his administra-
tion, 370-execution of, 372—answer made by his counsel to the

charges preferred against him, ib.
Continental markets, from which of, the greatest quantity of grain could

be imported, 327.
Corn, computation of the annual consumption of, and by whom, 320

-estimate of the total consumption of, in the United Kingdom, 323.
Corn Laws, what quantity of foreign grain would be introduced upon

the repeal of the, and what proportion it would bear to our annual
consumption, 325--proofs drawn from the experience of former years,
when the ports were open, 326—whether prices would be depressed
according to the rate supposed, by the repeal of the, 327-price at
which corn might be imported from Dantzic, upon the abolition of
the, 328—estimate of the average price at which corn might be sold,
upon the repeal of the, 334-how landlords and farmers would be
affected by their repeal, 335—pernicious fluctuations in prices that
must occur until their repeal, 336—estimate of the pecuniary sum
that would be saved by their abolition, 341—various advantages that

would result from the repeal of, 345.
Court of France, condition of the, under Louis XIV, 416—by whom

its profligacy was unfolded, ib. by whom its transactions were re-
gulated, 421.

Danish monarchy, formerly elective, 360—when and how rendered

hereditary, 363_despotism introduced into the, 364—consequences

of its introduction, 365.
Danish Revolution, when brought about, and by whom, 371.
Dantzic, estimate of the price at which corn might be imported from,

to London, 328—cause of the depressed price of corn in, 329.
Denham, Major, travels and discoveries in Northern and Central Africa,

character of the narrative of, by, 174-how and where an opening
was furnished, which enabled him to explore the interior of Africa,
175—who was assigned as the guide of, to Bornou, 176— account of
Boo-Khaloom, the guide of, 177-appalling spectacle witnessed by,
·and where, 178_description of the lake Tchad, by, 180—reception
of, at Bornou, 182-retreat of, from Dirkullah, and imminent ha-
zard encountered by, 192—participation in the expedition against the
Mungars, and objects observed by, in it, 195_account of the Log-
gunese, visited by, 197—character of the Shoua Arabs by, 199.

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