These reports have been given modern headlines but are otherwise as they appear (including spelling and use of capital letters) in the second surviving News Letter of October 6 1738 (Oct 17 modern calendar).
Paper founded Sep 1737.
This Day is Publish’d.
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, for the Month of July, 1738.
CONTAINING: I. The Journal of a Learned and Political Club ... upon the Question, whether our Army ought to be reduced to 12000 Men?
II. ZULIMA. A NOVEL.
III. Character of her late Majesty Queen ANNE
IV. An Account of LAPLAND
V. Copy of letter from Sir Walter Raleigh,toK.James I
VI. A View of the Weekly Essays, on Politicks...Moles in Politicks; of a War with Spain; the Crimes of the Great most injurious to Society; of the Violation of the Marriage Tye; of Temperance; the Importance of a religious Education; of the Birth of a young Prince
VIII. The Monthly CHRONOLOGER: Sessions at the Old Bailey; Executions; Country Assizes; Promotions; Marriages& Births; Deaths; Bankrupts
IX. Prices of Grain, Stocks, Monthly Bill of Mortality
X FOREIGN AFFAIRS
PRICES OF GOODS
English Wheat,7s.per Hund: Barley 3s 6d.to 4s. per Hund; Old Hops at 3l. 10s. per Hund;Butter/Mugg of Ale,Large Casks at 19s; English Salt at 2s. 4d. per Hund; Rum at 4s. per Gallon; Brandy at 4s. 2d. per Gall; Iron at 15s. per Hund; Pot Ashes at 13s. per Hund; Black Soap at 17s. per Firken; Tobacco manufactur’d here at 8d. 2qrs. per Pound; Scotch Coals 12s. per Tun; Exchange to London 61 per Cent;Ox Hyde 16s per Hund
[Hund. likely means hundredweight. In today’s values —after inflation/metric — brandy is £9 per litre; barley £650 per tonne, etc.]