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The English Stock market continued without any animation till yesterday morning, when a decline of nearly 1 per cent occurred ; the price of Consols falling to 941 for Money. The market showed symptoms of revival in the afternoon, and closed at an improvement of gg per cent. This morning it was again heavy, but rallied slightly towards the close of business ; Consols, which had been at 94 for Money and 94 for the March Account, closing at 941 1 for Money and 941 95 for the Account. This movement was mainly occasioned by the very large amount of Stock thrown into the market upon the settlement of the Consol Account. There was consequently a great in- crease in the value of money -, the rate of interest for advances upon the se- curity of Consols till the 13th March varying from 3 to 5 per cent : today, however, the pressure being over, there is much less demand. In the Foreign Market, the business has been chiefly confined to Peruvian Stock ; which still continues to advance, and has today been at 841, but closes rather lower this afternoon. The other South American Bonds are get- ting in demand, in consequence of the great improvement in Peruvian Bonds. Mexican have been in demand; receded again yesterday, and are rather firmer today. The business in Portuguese and Spanish Stock has not been of sufficient importance to require notice. The Scrip of the Four-and-a-half per Cent Russian Loan has been as low as 11 premium, but is rather firmer, and is today quoted at 2 premium. The payment of the second instalment of 10 per cent occurred today, but no pressure was observable u •n the mar- ket in consequence. The Russian Five per Cent Stock is firm, ,Ce g quoted

today at 110. The transactions in Dutch and the other No European Stocks have been insignificant.

The principal feature in the Railway Share Market is the decline of North- western, which have fallen between 4/. and Si. per share : it is now under- stood that the dividend for the half-year just ended will be at the rate of 5i per cent per annum, instead of 6 per cent as was anticipated; and that the balance of undivided profit to be carried to the next half-year will be about 50,0001. Both Great Western and M9;11snd are lower ; the former having declined about 21. and the latter about 11. Most of the minor class of Shares are also lower, though some of them, as the York and North Midland, and the Reading, Guildford, and Reigate, are at a slight advance. The transactions in Foreign Shares have been unimportant; so have the fluctuations.


The English Funds are heavy ; the opening price of Consols for Money was 94 and for Account 941, and the price is now 941 1 for Money and 941 1 for I Account. The French Funds fell per cent in Paris yesterday. The Fo- reign Market is in a quiescent state, the prices of most of the current varieties being the same as yesterday. Nothing of importance has yet occurred in the , Railway Shares.

SATURDAY Two o'Cr.ocx. I

The English Funds close at an advance of t per cent ; Consols for Money being 941 1, and for Account 94 95. The business of the Foreign Market has been chiefly confined to Peruvian Bonds, which have fluctuated mate- rially, having fallen from 821 to 791 ; before the close of business, however, the previousprices were reestablished, and the closing quotation is 811 to

821. The following are the principal bargains recorded—Brazilian, ; Buenos Ayres, 62 611 ; Danish Three per Cents, 711 71; Equador, 31; Greek, 1824 and 1825, ex all coupons, 71; Mexican, 291 f 1; Peruvian, 8 791 821 82 ; Ditto Deferred, 371 361 71 ; Portuguese Four per Ceuta, ; Rued= Four-and-a-half per Cent Bonds, 941 ; Ditto Scrip, lkpre- mium ;_ Spanish Active, 181 f ; Ditto Three per Cents, 30•1 • Belgian Two- Cents, 1 ; Cocaes and'Cuiaba (Imperial Brazilian) Mining Shares,

and-a-haff8irainCaennts, 51 501 Dutch Two-and-a-half, 541 ; Ditto Four 6 ; Aust ' Bank Shares, 241; Ditto Union Bank, New st.

e business occurring in Railway Shares has been unimportant; and the the principal

general appearance of the market is heavy. The following are transactions—Caledonian, 111 ; Ditto Preference, 7_1 4 f ; Eastern Counties Preference, 111; Ditto Northern and Eastern, 59 ; Edinburgh and Glasgow, ' 271; Great Northern, 61 ; Great Western, 64 31 41 ; Ditto Quarter-shares, 15 1; Hull and Selby Half-shares, 491; Lancashire and Carlisle Thirds, 101; London and Blackwell, 41; London, Brighton, and South Coast, 80; London and North-western, 111 101 111 110 ; Ditto New Quarter-shares, I 14 ; Ditto Fifth; 13 ; Midland, 43 3 ; Ditto 501. Shares, 51 f ; North British Half-shares, 51; South-eastern and Dover, 191; York, Newcastle, and Berwick, 151 / 16; Ditto Original N. and B., 10 ; York and North Midland, 191 3 ; -Boulogne and Amiens, 7.

3 per Cent Consols 94 Danish 3 per Cents 71 73 Ditto for Account 94 3 Dutch 21 per Cents 551 3 per Cent Reduced 95 Ditto 4 per Cents 861 7

at per Cents 97 1 Mexican 5 per Cents 1846 ... 291 /

Long Annuities 81 1-16Peruvian 6 per Cents 81 2 Bank Stock 2051 61 Portuguese 4 per Cents 1842. 341 5 Exchequer Bills 54 7 pm. Portuguese 5 per Cents 1824. 83 5 India Stock .......... — Russian 5 per Cents 109 111 Brazilian 5 per Cents 88 90 Spanish (Active) 5 per Cents. Belgian 41 per Cents 89 91 Ditto 3 per Cents 1842 36 7 Chilean 6 per Cents 100 101 Venezuela 34 6 Danish 5 per Cents 99 101

BANK OF ENGLAND. An Account, pursuant to the Act lth and 8th Victoria, cap. 32, for the week ending on Saturday, the 9th day of February 1810. nary DZ Aivrxrivr.

Notes issued £30,126,885 £30,123,383


Proprietors' Capital £14,653,000 Government Securities, (in- Rest 3,317,603 eluding Deadweight Annuity) £14,236,554

Public Deposit a' 6,272,030 Other Securities 9,712,703

Other Deposita 10,160g68 Notes 10,704,010

Seven Day and other Ellis 1,133,238 Gold and Silver Coin 724,870 £35,438,139 £30,438,138

• Including Exchequer, Savings-Banks, Commissioners of National Debt, -1c Dividend Accts.

Government Debt £11,015,100 Other Securities 2,981,900 Gold Coin and Bullion 13,648.308 Silver ' 377,077