9 MAY 1840, Page 2

The London and New York packet-ship Ontario has brought accounts

from New York to the 11th of April. There is no political news. The commercial markets were very dull, but stocks had improved in price. The general belief that the Directors of the United States Bank would declare a dividend at their next half-yearly meeting, had caused the shares of that establishment to advance, and they were quoted at a rate equal to 171. 7s. Gd. sterling.

It was rumoured in New York, that Mexico had acknowledged the independence of Texas.