14 SEPTEMBER 1850, Page 10



The English Stock Market was heavy at the commencement of the week, but improved again and becamcateady, till yesterday, at our last quotations. A purchase by the Broker of the East India Company then occurred, and the quotations advanced about 1 per cent, closing this afternoon at the highest prices,-961 1 for Money, and 961 / for the October Account. The books of the various Stocks the dividends upon which become due in October closed in the course of the week, the last of them shutting today. Business for money will consequently be suspended in those Stocks till the llth October, when the books will open for private transfer. The settlement of the Consul Account was on Wednesday ; but no occurrences connected with it require remark.

Business has been unusually brisk in the Foreign Market, and on Wed- nesday and yesterday the transactions were very extensive. This was partly occasioned by the forced closing of two large speculative accounts, occasioned by the insolvency of two brokers, and partly by a general demand from abroad for the minor varieties of Foreign Bonds. Considerable fluctuation occurred in Peruvian and Venezuelan Stocks ; but as these movements were only momentary, it is not worth while to record them. We may, however, notice, that there is a good demand, principally on foreign account, for the Northern European Stocks, Mexican, Portuguese, and some of the South American Bonds. Money is more abundant than last week, especially upon the Stock Exchange ; where the rate of interest upon loans for short periods ranges from 2 to 21 per cent. Some fluctuation has occurred in Spanish Stock, which declined nearly 1 per cent, but again advanced to nearly the same extent; the Active Five per Cents closing this afternoon at 19f 1. Several reports have been current as to the Government proposals for the contem- plated conversion of the Foreign Debt. We know, however, that no com- munication of an official character has been received by the London Com- mittee upon this subject. The Share Market has been subject to some heavy fluctuations ; one large speculative account, which had been open from the beginning of the year, having been closed. As the operator was, in the language of the market, 'going for the fall," and had sold largely of almost every variety of Share,

the effect of the forced purchases in question has been to cause a general im- provement. Prices are not in some cases quite so high today as they were yesterday, but the market is evidently firm ; a result to which the recent improvement in the traffic of several of the lines most current appears to have conduced.


The English Funds are rather flatter this morning in the almost total ab- sence of business. There is no change in the prices of the Foreign Funds, which are all nominally at yesterday's quotations. The Share Market is not quite so brisk, the business transacted having been unimportant. There ap- pears, however, to be a greater disposition to sell Shares than has been ob.. servable for the last few days.

SATURDAY Two o'Choca.

The English Funds close at the morning's quotations, scarcely a bargain and not a single fluctuation having occurred. The Fcreign Funds are gene- rally firmer, and the markets for South American Stocks are recovering from the depression occasioned by the quantity of Stock recently thrown upon them. The following is the record of business transacted—Brazilian, 92 93; Buenos Ayres, 581 91 9; Chilian, 104; Danish Five per Cents, 1001; Gre- nada, 171; Greek 1824 and 1825, ex all coupons, 41; Mexican, 2% 1 30; Peruvian, 821 82 ; Ditto Deferred, 33/ ; Russian Four-and-a-half per Cents, 97 1; Venezuela 331 ; Ditto Deferred, 12; Belgian Four-and-a-half per Cents, 901; Dutch Iwo-and-a-half per Cents, 571; Ditto Four per Cents, 9011 91. The complexion of the Share Market has completely changed since the morning, and prices have improved generally, some of the principal varieties having advanced from 11. to 2/. The following are the principal bargains recorded—Aberdeen, 91 ; Ambergate, Notts, and Boston, lf 1 ; Bristol and Exeter, 64; Caledonian, 81 ; Ditto New 101. Preference, ô1; Chester and Holyhead, 9. Ditto Preference, 101 10; Eastern Counties, 6,1- 6; East Lancashire, 9; Great Northern, ill ; Great Western, 67f 7 8i ; Lan- caster and Carlisle, 561; London and Blackwell, 51 ; London, Brighton, and South Coast, 831- 4f 4 ; Ditto Guaranteed 5 per Cents, late Croydon Thirds, 111 ; London and North-western, 1111 121 113 121 ; Htto New Quarter-shares, 181 ; Ditto Fifths, 131 14; Ditto 40/, Shares G. J. late L. and M. 21.1; London and South-western, 70; Midland, 381 8 8i 91 ; North British, 6 kDitto Preference, 5 4*; Oxford, Worcester, and Wol- verhampton, 8; Soulh-eastern and Dover, 181 ; York, Newcastle, and Ber- wick, 151 161 ; Ditto Extension 101 1; Ditto G. N. E. Purchase or Pre- ference, 41 ; 'York and North Midland 181 191.

S per Cent Consols

Ditto for Account 966 966 6 Danish 3 per Cents Dutch 26 per Cents 769 57 1 3 per Cent Reduced shut Ditto 4 per Cents

NI 1

81 per Cents

shut Mexican 5 per Cents 1846 291 30 Long Annuities shut Peruvian 6 per Cents 82 83 Bank Stock shut Portuguese 4 per Cents 1842.

33 46

Exchequer Bills 63 66 pre. Portuguese 5 per Cents 1824. 76 9 India Stock

Russian 5 per Cents 109 11 Brazilian 5 per Cents 91 3 Spanish (Active) 5 per Cents. 19 6 Belgian 41 per Cents 90 2 Ditto 3 per Cents 1842 37 1 t Milian 6 per Cents 102 4 Venezuela 32 4 Danish 5 per Cents ...... 100 1


An A.ccount, pursuant to the Act 7th and 8th Victoria, cap. 32, for the seek ending on

Notes issued £90,100,573 Government Debt £11010105

Other Securities 2,084,900

Gold Coin and Bullion 15,880,617

Silver Bullion 219,938




Proprietors' Capital 414,553,000 Government Securities


Rest 9,630,244 cluding Dead WeightAnntiltyl £14,430,847

Public Deposits.

5,885,786 Other Securities 11,700,259 Other Deposits 9,106,676 Notes 10,618,990 Seven Day and other Bills 1,260,758 Gold and Silver Coin 606,366 £87,936,464 .£57,356,464 • Including Exchequer, Savings-Banks, Commissioners of National Debt, & DividendAccts. Saturday, the 7th day of Sept. 1850.