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LEGACY AND PROBATE DUTY.-The amount of Legacy Duty paid in 1854 was, in Great Britain, 1,458,211l., on a capital amounting to 55,091,4347.; in Ireland, the duty was 71,073l., on a capital of 3,282,7271. In this return the succession duty, under the 16 and 17 Vict., cap. 51, is included. The stamp duty on Probates, Administrations, and Testamentary Inventories, in the same year, was 1,104,7361. for England and Scotland, and 72,1751. for Ireland.
STATEMENT of the AFFAIRS of the BANK OF ENGLAND, from the Weekly Returns of the undermentioned dates in 1854 and 1855.
NOTE CIRCULATION of the UNITED KINGDOM for the Months ending at the following dates in 1854 and 1855.
Timber, not Sawn or Split:-Foreign
Timber, Sawn or Split, as Deals, Battens, Boards,
QUANTITIES of the PRINCIPAL ARTICLES paying Duty actually retained for HOME CONSUMPTION in the UNITED KINGDOM in 1854. [These quantities are ascertained by deducting the quantities over-entered, and those exported subsequently to the payment of duty, from the quantities entered for home consumption.]
EXPORTS.-The Total Declared Value of BRITISH and IRISH PRODUCE Exported in 1854 was £97,092,308. The following List for 1853 shows the extent to which the various Countries enumerated are our Customers.
Northern Ports, Russia
Southern Ports, Russia