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The Bank of England return is much more satisfactory. The

increase in the reserve of notes and coin is nearly 2,000,000/., and in the stock of bullion 1,400,000/. The former stands at 2,826,041/., and the latter at 13,278,961/. The Bank of France has gained increased strength during the week ; the supply of bullion is very large, viz., 24,080,000/. The rate of discount in London for the best short-dated paper has fallen to 9 per cent.