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THE

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.

1846.

CONTRIBUTORS

TO THE

FIFTEENTH VOLUME OF THE MERCHANTS' MAGAZINE.

J. K. Angell, Esq., of Rhode Island, author of several standard

Law Works.
Rev. J. N. Bellows, of Massachusetts.
J. E. BLOOMFIELD, Esq., of New Jersey.
Hon. Thomas 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. Hasker DERBY, Esq., of Massachusetts.
Israel Dille, Esq., of Ohio.
FRANCIS 0. Dork, 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 Sum.

mer 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 ATKINSON WARD, A. M., Merchant, of New York.
Hon. F. WHITTLESEY, of New York; and

FREEMAN Hunt, sole Editor and Proprietor, etc. I 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.

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
Agency, 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,. 2016

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

securities and deposits........ 588
Alabama, Mineral Resources of ............... 213 " Merchants', and John Randolph......... 103
Alkaline Earths, Carbonates, ................. 174 " action, ........... ................ 485
Alkali, manufacture, improvements in .......... 601 " of New York dividends, 1845-6.......... 492
Almaden, Silver Mines of.................... 316

immed. means & liabilities, 392
America, Love of money in, ................. 218 Banking, Currency and Finance, Journal of, 100,
American Commerce, opening for extension of... 137

202, 419, 312, 615
Comoro Island, Abyssinia,................ 138 " Company, Georgia,.................. 510
Caravan trade at Berberah, Persia, Burmah, L " Establishments, Foreign.............. 419

Cochin China, ........................ 139 Dankruptcy,................................ 186
Indian Archipelago, ...................... 140 Banks' Strait, Light in........................ 311

Japan, .................................. 34) 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 Obio, 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, 1121 “ of New York, governm't deposits in, 1846.. 595
Manufactures in Russia,............ 107!"

" condition of, 1846.......... 596
Atlantic Mail Steamers, ............ 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 Barques, brigs, &c., arrivals at N. Orleans '44-46. 409
Amount of appropriation by Congress, 51 Beet exported from New Orleans in 1845-46.... 406
Effect of, Commerce,.....

" trade in St. Louis....... ........... 165
Import of produce into the Zollverein “ law of inspection........................ 185

.......... 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& Englad 54 Benevolent Chinese Merchant................. 521
Report of Post Master General,...... 56 Berberah, caravan trade at.................... 139
Tobacco Crop of Ohio,............. 58 Berlin in Prussia, population of................ 104
Exports to France, Netherlonds, and Bermuda, Light-house on southern point....... 96

Hanse Towns,................... 58 ^ Light.......... .............. 311
Imports and Exports from and into Cerkshire and Hudson Railroad................ 325

Ports beyond Cape of Good Hope,. 480 Bills of Exchange, ............ ........... 186

Pottery manuf'g co., Jersey City..... 597 Bills at New Orleans, rates of.............. 86, 485
Anecdote of Edinburgh Merchant,............. 522 Biography, Daval and military,.... ............ 446
Aqueduct, Croton, Finances of,............... 315 " of Com. John Drake Sloat,......... 446
Archipelago, Indian,........

140 Blockade, decision in case of Brig Nayade...... 486
Architecture, Naval,.........

435 Bombay cotton trade. decline of................ 607
Aromatique Vegetable Distillations,...........

shipments cotton, 1843-46.............. 607
Amo, Navigation of the...........

" cotton deliveries from Canton, 1843-45.. 608
Asia, tonnage and commerce employed with, via Book Trade............. 122, 221, 332, 427, 523, 619

the Pacific, ............................ 479 Bordeaux, Bank of........................... 419
Association, Montreal Free Trade, ............. 220 Boston British Mail Steamers to Liverpool...... 320
Assumpsit, action of ......................... 82 * Bank dividends, 1844 to 1846,.......... 491
Attachment of property in Louisiana, on mesne

Mercantile Library Lectures,........... 436
process, .........................

Wealthy men of...................... 424
Atlantic, the new Steamboat, ........

export of cotton goods in 1845-46........ 520
Atlantic, Railroad from, to the Pacific, .......

progress of population in............... 211
Auctioneers and their sureties, ................

commercial industry of................ 35
Austrian Monarchy, population of the.........

vessels, ton. & crews ent'd and cl'd '26-45 36

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