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MERCHANTS MAGAZINE

AND

COMMERCIAL REVIEW.

CONDUCTED BY FREEMAN HUNT,

EDITOR OF THE LIBRARY OF COMMERCE, ETC.; CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN
STATISTICAL SOCIETY ; MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ; HONOR-
ARY MEMBER OF THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS OF NEW YORK,

BOSTON, BALTIMORE, AND LOUISVILLE, ETC., ETC.

VOLUME FIFTEEN.

FROM JULY TO DECEMBER, 1846.

NEW-YORK:
PUBLISHED AT 142 FULTON-STREET.

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J. K. ANGELL, Esq., of Rhode Island, author of several standard Law Works. Rev. J. N. BELLows, of Massachusetts. J. E. Bloom FIELD, Esq., of New Jersey. Hon. Thom As G. CARY, Merchant, of Massachusetts. CALvin Colton, Esq., author of the “Life and Times of Henry Clay.” PETER CLARK, Esq., of New York. Gen. H. A. S. DEARBoRN, of Massachusetts, author of a “Memoir of the Commerce and Navigation of the Black Sea, &c.” E. HAsKET DERBY, Esq., of Massachusetts. IsRAEL DILLE, Esq., of Ohio. FRANCIs O. DoRR, Esq., of New York. V. M. DRAKE, Esq., of New Jersey. GeoRGE GoRDoN, F. S. S., late of London, England. ABIJAH INGRAHAM, M. D., of New York. John B. JERVIs, Esq., Civil Engineer, of New York. THoMAs PRENTICE KETTELL, Esq., of New York. JAMEs H. LANMAN, Esq., author of the “History of Michigan.” CHARLEs LANMAN, Esq., of New York, author of “Essays for Summer Hours.” Prof. C. F. McCay, of the University of Georgia. A. NASH, Esq., of New York. Hon. Judge B. F. PortER, of Alabama. HENRY G. RICE, Esq., Merchant, of Massachusetts. JUNIUs SMITH, Esq., of New York. Prof. J. L. TellkAMPF, LL.D., of Columbia College, New York. FRANCIs H. Upton, Esq., of New York. GEoRGE ATRINson WARD, A. M., Merchant, of New York. Hon. F. WHITTLEs Ey, of New York; and FREEMAN Hunt, sole Editor and Proprietor, etc. IP The names of the contributors are appended to the titles of the several articles, in

the table of contents on the first page of each number, except such as have been prepared or adopted by the Editor.

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Alkaline Earths, Carbonates,

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America, Love of money in,

Comoro Island, Abyssinia,..

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Indian Archipelago,...
Japan,

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B. Action to recover amount of clearance bond,.. 289 Bacon exported at New Orleans, 1845-6, ....... 406 Administration of Railroads of Massachusetts... 234 trade in, at St. Louis,..

165 Advertising Liabilities,.. 487 Bahia, diamond mines in....

600 African Slave Trade,

110 Baltimore, price of Flour, Wheat and Corn in, Affreightment, contract of,........

290
1839 to 1846,...

214 Ageney, London Commercial........

522

Flour, inspection of, 1840 to 1846,... 412 Agricultural products cons'd by Matteawan Co., 372

mercantile library association 618 by Glenham Company,. 372 Bank, Michigan, State...

314 of New York and Virginia,. 281

of England, leading features of..... 397 and Manuf'g industry of Madeira,. 20

weekly returns,............. 422 Lucca,.. 22

securities and deposits.....

588 Alabama, Mineral Resources of 213 Merchants', and John Randolph...

103 174 action,

485 Alkali , manufacture, improvements in.

601 of New York dividends, 1845-6.......... 492 Almaden, Silver Mines of....

316

immed. means & liabilities, 392

218 Banking, Currency and Finance, Journal of, 100, American Commerce, opening for extension of... 137

202, 419, 312, 615 138 Company, Georgia, ...

510 Caravan trade at Berberah, Persia, Burmah,

Establishments, Foreign.

419 139 Bankruptcy,...

186 140 Banks' Strait, Light in....

311 141 Banks of New Orleans paying specie..

86 American Iron and Steel Manufacture,.......... 213

of Boston, dividends 1844 to 1846........ 491 Land Company, British,

421 in Ohio, movements of... ............ 102 Institute, Nineteenth Annual Fair,...514

of the State of New York. ..........312 Whale Ship, first in England, ....

111

Comptroller's Report. 206 Poultry,first importation into England, 112 of New York, governm't deposits in, 1846.. 595 Manufactures in Russia, ............ 107

condition of, 1816..........596

51 insolvent under safety fund law......... 313 increase of commercial intercourse be

for Saving at Lowell, deposits 1841 to '45, 212 tween American and German States, 51 Barqnes, brigs, &c., arrivals at N. Orleans '44-46. 409 Amount of appropriation by Congress, 51 Beef exported from New Orleans in 1845-46.... 406 .531 " trade in St. Louis....

165 Import of produce into the Zollverein “ law of inspection......

....... 185 States, 1843-4,....

54 Belgium, treaty with France.................. 94 duty on, Tobacco in Germany,...... 54

commerce with France,..

..... 111 Consumption of Tobacco in Germany, 54

Railroads, receipts per day, 1838 39... 247 Duty on, Tobacco in France& England 54 Benevolent Chinese Merchant.....

521 Report of Post Master General, . 56 Berberah, caravan trade at.......

139 58 Berlin in Prussia, population of............ 104 Exports to France, Netherlands, and

Bermuda, Light-house on southern point...
58
Light....

311
Imports and Exports from and into
Berkshire and Hudson Railroad.

325 Ports beyond Cape of Good Hope,. 480 Bills of Exchange, .... 597 Bills at New Orleans, rates of..

86, 485 522 Biography, naval and military,....

446 ....... 315 of Com. John Drake Sloat,

446 ..... 140 Blockade, decision in case of Brig Nayade.. ..... 435 Bombay cotton trade, decline of.....

shipments cotton, 1813-46. 26

cotton deliveries from Canton, 1843-45.. 608 Book Trade,...

122, 221, 332, 427, 523, 619 479 Bordeaux, Bank of............

419 220 Boston British Mail Steamers to Liverpool..

320 Bank dividends, 1844 to 1846,.

491 Mercantile Library Lectures,.

436 73 Wealthy men of.......

424 323

520 export of cotton goods in 1845-46, ....... 477

progress of population in.... 187

35 commercial industry of................ vessels, ton. & crews ent'd and cl'd '26-45 36

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Pottery manuf'g co., Jersey City.
Anecdote of Edinburgh Merchant,.
Aqueduct, Croton, Finances of,..
Archipelago, Indian,..
Architecture, Naval,..
Aromatique Vegetable Distillations.............. 417
Amo, Navigation of the .......
Asia, tonnage and commerce employed with, via

the Pacific,....
Association, Montreal Free Trade,
Assumpsit, action of,....
Attachment of property in Louisiana, on mesne

process,
Atlantic, the new Steamboat,
Atlantic, Railroad from, to the Pacific,
Auctioneers and their sureties,.......
Austrian Monarchy, population of the.......... 211)

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Charter party,

Boston, foreign vessels arrived and eld, 1840-45.. 37Buffalo robes furnished by the western fur trade, 217

298
arrivals and clearances, exclusive of Brit-

breadstuffs received from ........
ish mail steamers, 1840-5.......
37 receipts and shipments of produce, '44-45 353

95
comparative tonpage of Boston, Massa Buoyage on the East coast, .........
chusetts, and the United States, '25-45 38 of the Gull Stream....

96
comparative imports, exports and reve Business men, maxims for....

482
nue of Boston and U. S. 1824-45.... 39
relative per centage of all the commerce
CABLEs, manufactured at Manilla,...

317
of U. 8. belonging to Boston & Mass., 39
Camden whip factory,...

418
voyages of British mail stea mers, '40 45. 39
Canada, imports from...

309
revenue of goods imported in '40-45.... 40
Canadian imports,

219
ice trade in '45-6.......

40
Economist,..

220
export of domestic cotton, 1845-6....... 40

Canal, railr'd and steamb't statistics, 609,508,209, 414
banks, condition of, at different periods, 41,42 Canals, tolls on N. Y., and Penn. 1845-46....... 490
insurance companies, condition of...... 42
risks and losses of insurance comp, '38-45 42

Candle manufactory, sperm, Jersey City, ....... 598
fires in, 1838-45....

Canton, deliveries of Bombay cotton, 1813-45... 605
Carriers, by sen,.......

556
fire and marine mutual insurance, 1845.. 43

267
savings banks,...

by land, law,........
43
Caravan trade in Berberah,..

139
transactions in real estate, 1836-45...... 44
railroads leading from ....

Casco Brig,........

Cast iron, first manufac. in Michigan,.... 212
valuation of real and pers'l estate, 1800-45 46
Carbonates of the alkaline earths,.....

174
city debt, 1823-45

48

Causes of failure among men of business, 266
proportion of state tax paid by.......... 49
Census of London,......

103
aggregate population, etc.. ... ...

49
comparative receipt of taxes from, and

Chances of success in mercantile life..
other towns,........

50

Cheese, exported from the U. 8. 1844-45,. 216
Braider, Tuscan straw......

319
Chinese merchant, benevolent,

521
Brazos Santiago, longitude of...
507 China, export of tens from,..

215
Brazilian port, anchorage duties.

614
Chinese opium trade,..

522
Breadstuffs received from Buffalo, Oswego and

290
New Orleans, 1845-46...

298
Charles William, American ship..

289
production and export of...

575
Charleston, shipping of,..

517
British Empire, vessels, ton. men empld 1820-45. 117

Caustic potash and soda..............

..... 175
custom duties in India...

109 Chicago, collection district of,..... .....310
merchant seamen,.......

110 Chapters from the experience of a merchant..... 339
marine society,......

96
Chemistry applied to commerce, ......

171
packet services, expenses of...

99
Check memorandum,....

83
exports, declared value of, 1844-6....... 188 Cincinnati steamboat tonnage, 1844,

345
import of raw materials, 1844-6........ 189

distances between it and Norfolk, 287
admiralty court,....

289
Mercantile Library rooms......

330
railways, statistics of.......

248
freight ou flour to St. Louis,.

335
government revenue and disb'ts, '45-46.. 315

imports and exports, 1845. 46, 519
statistics of the cotton trade.....

112
Claims for French spoliations,...

366
trade and commerce, statistics of....... 116 Clearance bond,.....

283
Irish produce and manufactures export-

Cholera, deaths by, in New York City..... 160
ed 1827-44...........

118 Coal, product of, in the several states of Europe,. 515
silk goods exported from the United King-

mines of Prussia,

316
dom, declared value of, 1826-45..... 120 trade, British,

121
export of woollen goods,....

121 rates of toll, &c., Reading & Phil. R. R.,. 99

first quarter, '46 121 product of, in Virginia and Penn.... 286
coal trade.......
121 Cochin China,..

139
American provinces, merchandise draw Coins, foreign, value in the United States........ 100

398 Coinage of the U.S. Miut and branches,....... 202
commercial marine, from 1821-45, 413

1793-1845,

205
American land company.............. 421

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of the Branch Mints, from 1838 to 1845, 205
post office returns, for 1816, ..

422 Coffee imported into U. S. from Netherlands... 402
mail steamers between Liv'l and Boston. 320 consumed in Belgium and France, ......, 426

voyages from 1840-46..... 320 Colonial trade, vessels and tonnage, 1832-45..... 117
merchant,.....

......... 331

currency,....
Broker's commission on houses sold for an adv'e

wool, duty on, 1818-45,............... 120
on mortgage,... ............. 187 Collection district of Chicago......

..... 310
Brooklyn steamboat ferries....... .......... 518 Commerce, extension of American,..
Brussels, bank of........

............. 419

of the world,.........

......... 146
Burmah, trade with............................. 139

and trade of St. Louis,............. 162

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Comoro Islands,...

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Commerce and progressive wealth of Boston,.. 34 Cotton,comparative prices, from middling to fair, 410
of the great western lakes,

348 receipts at N. Orleans, and crops in U. S., 410
of New Orleans,....

404 weekly receipts into the U.S., 1845-46,. 394
of New York,......
488 receipts, &c., 1844-46,

395
and the art of the mechanic, ........ 108 estimated sales in New York, 1845-46... 396
of the U. S. relative per centage be-

monthly import into New York.... 396
longing to Massachusetts, ........ 39 exported from New Orleans, 1845-46 ... 404
and trade, statistics of British, ...... 116 compar. ann. exports, at N. O., 1837-46... 406

331
and industry of Italy, present state of, 19 press, ......
of France of Belginm,...
............ 111 Counterfeiting labels, etc.............

484
Commercial code of Spain, No. 2,..

177
............ 556 Counting-house of a Hamburgh merchant, ......
law, elements of....

131 Cred. and debtor in Louisiana, law of... 71, 471, 580
Chronicle& Review, 85,488,389,296,

legislation respecting laws of,. . 425

188, 587 Creditor's liberality to a fraudulent debtor,...... 218
regulations,... 92, 495, 398, 300, 194, 613 Croton Aqueduct, finances of.......
statistics,..... ....517,326, 214, 603 Cured provisions imported into the U. States,... 411
sketches of Sierra Leone, .. 572 Currency of Sierra Leone........

574
relations bet'n U.S. and Mexico, 250,310

banking and finance, 100, 202, 419, 312,
code of Spain.........

267
treaty between France and Belgium, 94

colonial........
statistics of the 0. s. Macgregor's,. 60 Customs, nett revenue of, 1839-45,..

............ 119
interc'e bet'n Amer, and Ger.States, 51 receipts, 1845-46.................... 208
industry,.....

35 Custom duties, British, in India,... ............. 109
value of insects,...

110

house bond, action to recover on,...... 84
absurdity,......

217

D.
agency, London,

522 Deaths in New York by small-pox, etc......... 166
Commission brokers.......

187 Debt, policy of imprisonment for................ 330
merchants,.......

82
of Boston, 1823-45,

48
138

imprisonment for abolished in Louisiana,.. 73
Comptroller's report on New York Banks, 206

of the State of New York, ...

419
289

and revenue power of European nations,.. 505
Connecticut, productive industry of.... ......... 565 Debtor fraudulent, a creditor’s liberality to..... 218
manufactures and produce of.....,

106
and creditor in Louisiana,....

70, 471
in 1845,

602
and creditor,....

425
290 Denmark, reduction of tariff,

307
Consular service, British.

202
Convention, South-west, at Memphis,.

618 Deposits of the U. 8. Mint, 1845,...

63
Copper mines of Lake Superior,

in Savings Banks, Lowell, 1841-45,.... 212
319

United States, amount and location,... 192
smelting, in the west,
105 Devil's Rock, Western Islands.................

507
duty on, in Prussia......

426 Diamond dust, increased demand for............ 418
Cordage and cables manufactured at Manilla,... 317 mines of Sincura,................... 600
Corn exported at New Orleans, 1845-46,.. 406 Distillations, aromatique vegetable.............. 417
av. price in England and Wales, 1845-46.- 591 Dividends, New York Bank, 1845-46, ..

.......... 492
in sacks, prices at New Orleans, 1842-46.... 411 Docking ships and steamboats at New Orleans,.. 413
compar. prod. of Ky, Va., Tenn., and Md., 286 Drawback on merchandise imported into U. 8.
price at Baltimore, 1839-46,-

214
duty on, 1839-45,..

from British American provinces,.. 398
........ 119

on foreign merchandise............... 399
Cotton, manufacture of, Connecticut........... 556 Dry dock at New Orleans, ........

413
manufactured in Switzerland,

265
wool, 1841-43,..

Domestic products consumed by Matteawan Co., 372
267

376
Spanish import duties on........

Dutchess County, manufactures of....
496

errata,....... 522
goods exported from Boston, 1845-46..... 520 Duchy of Modena, commerce and industry of... 19

531
of Lucca,

#... 21
statistics of the British,........... 112

“... 23
decline of at Bombay,

of Tuscany,
....... 607

109
Bombay, delivered from Canton, 1843-45, 608

Duties, British Custom, in India,.....
English imports, 1841-46,..

on tobacco, in Ger., France and Engl’d,. 54

533
American consumption, 1837-46,

on foreign and colonial wool, 1818-45... 120
534

19
exports from United States, 1840-46,..

on corn, 1839-45,..

496
on cotton, Spanish import,.
112

256
factory in Florida,.....

on imports in Germany,.
417

190
growing, profits of........

Duty, ad valorem, under the British tariff,.

376
manufactures imp. into U. S., 1821-45.. 327

E.
British export of, 1844-45,. 602 East INDI Co., revenue and disbursements of... 314

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