12 JANUARY 1839, Page 8

The corn averages continue to rise. The price of wheat

has now reached 83s. a quarter in Mark Lane ; and the average of the six weeks, regulating the duty, is 77s. 3d. We learn that a number of vessels have been despatched to the United States for cargoes, the European grana- ries having either been exhausted or closed against us. From what- ever source the supply comes, it will be costly ; a material reduction of price is not to be expected. The price of barley and oats is also on the advance ; and it is said that in parts of the country where much oatmeal is consumed by the labouring classes, great distress is now experienced.