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MERCHANTS MAGAZINE

AND

COMMERCIAL REVIEW.

ESTABLISHED BY FREEMAN BINT IN 1839.

VOLUME THIRTY-EIGHT.

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, INCLUSIVE, 1868.

New York:
GEO. W. & JNO. A. WOOD, 142 FULTON-STREET.

1858.

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ABBOTT BROTHERS, Counselors-at-Law, New York.
David M. Balfour, Esq., of Boston.
W. W. Bates, Esq., Naval Architect, of New York.
A. N. BELL, M. D., of New York, late of the United States Navy.
E. B. BISHOP, Esq., of Louisiana.
J. E. BLOOMFIELD, Esq., of New York.
CHARLES H. CARROLL, Merchant, of Massachusetts.
Ben CasseDAY, Esq., Editor Louisville “ Commercial Review."
J. S. DE AGREDA, Consul of Venezuela at New York.
Geo. Dutton, Merchant, of Rochester, New York.
Edmund Dwight, Esq., of New York.
CHARLES W. FREDERICKSON, Broker, of New York.
FRANKLIN B. Hough, A. M., M. D., of New York.
Thomas P. KETTELL, Esq., of New York.
J. Pierce, Jr., of the United States Legation at St. Petersburg.
Ezra C. SEAMAN, Esq., of Michigan.
RICHARD SULLEY, Esq., of Indiana.
GEORGE TUCKER, LL. D., of Pennsylvania.
AMASA WALKER, late Secretary of State of Massachusetts.
H. M. Wurtney, Esq., Editor - Pacific Commercial Advertiser.”

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INDEX

TO VOLUME XXXVIII.,

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, INCLUSIVE, 1858.

... 354

..... 255

A.
PAGE

PAGE
Action to recover balance for goods delivered 582 Banks of New Jersey.

727
Admeasurement of shipping. By W. W.

in Massachusetts, condition of, in 1857 340
· ates, Esq.
.551, 665 of Michigan, brief history of..

213
Agriculture, statist. of, 125, 250, 370, 510, 640, 764 in the W. Slates, how some are started 261
Agricultural statistics of State of New York. 370 of Indiana

727
capabilities of Minnesota...... 250 Banking law of lowa, new...

732
laborers.

766 Banking system of New York & the financial
Valcoholic liquors-wine..
............175, 292 revulsion..........

157
American vessels going into French ports... 102 Banking, money, &c. By Richard Sulley... 275
Anchors, improved...

365

currency, and finance, journal of,
Apia, Navigator's Island, commerce of.....

265

81, 209, 337, 465, 593, 722
Apple-trees in Connecticut in 1651-4....... 644

suggestions for a new system of... 85
Asiatic races, decay of....
130 Bankri ptcy, statistics of British..

602
Assay-office, N. Y., deposits at, 72, 329, 457, 585 Beacon light at Sapelo, Georgia..

103
melting & refining Beef, prices of, for eleven years......

90
bullion at..
50€ Belgium, population of....

518
Assorting-house for State currency.. 783 Bonds, for ex pori'd merch'dise, cancilation of 484
Atlantic coast, shore line of States on.. 235 Bones, what becomes of them.

135
Attachment against a vessel on libel.. 325 Book trade, the ......140, 267, 397, 525, 653, 773
Auckland, N. Zealand, prices of prod’e at, '57 478 Boston banks, weekly averages of,
Aucuoneer and his sales, the....

647

75, 198, 332, 459, 588, 725
Australia, production of gold in..

601
magnetic variation near

103
production of cotton in..........

642

bank dividends for five years........ 212
British exports to

739

navigation returns of port of..
Australian Colonies, sales of public lands in. 375 bank suspensions, how they were
Australian monster nugget

771
hurried up........

592
Austria, population of ibe empire of.

Board of Trade, report of, on the
postage to via France...

363

causes of the commercial crisis... 722
B.
clearing-house at...

734
banks, weekly returns of..

725
Baltimore, imports & prices of salt at, for 1857 437 Bottomry bund on vessel and cargo, action
prices of corn at, for two years.... 425
to enforce ...

710
exp'rts of tobacco fr'm, for 13 years 426 Bottomry on vessel, cargo, and freight..

68
prices of wbeat at, for four years.. 424
imports & exports from, for '56-57 418 Bread, manuf, and cost of, in Lynchburg, Va. 501

antecedent debt, power of master 322
receipts of grain at, for four years. 423 Breadstuffs, prices of, in N. York for 10 years 92
inspec. of wheat & flour at, 14 years 423) Bremen, United States treasury letter on ves-
receipts of cotton at, for four years 427
sels clearing for ....

99
imp'rtations molass's at, for 18 yrs.. 430 Brick, requisites for making good..

246
prices of provisions at, for 2 years. 431 British bankruptcy statistics..

602
imports of sugar al, for 18 years... 428

wreck register for five years..

236
export of provisions from, for 4 yrs. 431
commerciai regulations at

ship lett'r postage, reduction of rat's of 495
618
India, trade and production of

95
prices of pig-iron at, for 1857...... 435
importations of coffee at, for 4 yrs. 430

provinces, circular on exports to the
United States ...

621
fish and oyster trade of...
610

629
annual report of banks of...

mail packet service...
471
ships in the fourteenth century...

772
receipts of coal at, for seven years. 434
prices of whisky at, for 1857.

Post-office, statistics of, for ten years. 750

436
Bank president, brief notice of a Phila.

Broad Sound, west coast, England, rocks in. 104
521

260
“ discount, rates of, in European cities.. 479Brooklyn mercantile library association...

Broker, magnanimous act of a...
picture of an Illinois..

264
4 law of Massachusetts, new...

Buenos Ayres, changes in tariff of

604
of France, the.

Buffalo, New York, commerce and manuf. of 689

.602, 729
law, a new..

Bullion, exports of, from California.........

728
of England, directors of

Business, choice of a

734
Bank.note redemption of New York........ 733

why merchants are liable to fail in 61
Banks of Massachusetts......

593
and banking in the State of New York 209 Calcutta, exports from, in 1856–57..

350
dividends of Massachusetts country... 211
and the merchants ..........

produce bro'gbtdown lo, in '34 & '56 95
131 Calicoes, cleansing of printed...

763
of Pbila., capital and dividends... 343 California and Australia, gold exported from,
of Peno., liabilities and resources of 473 in 1847-57, inclusive...

684
of Baltimore, appual report of.. 471 California, exports of bullion from...

330
of the U.States. By David M. Balfour 34 i

vinyards of Los Angeles county.. 516
of New Hampshire, condition of...... 473

quicksilver mines of

509
or no banks. By Geo. Tucker, LL. D. 147 Cambridge, (Mass.,) cattle market at, in 1857 252
in the United States in 1837, '47, &c '57. 88 Canada, trade and commerce of....

769
483

330
258

.. 736

.... 575

66

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Canada, progress of population in..

256 Commercial & industrial cities of the United
imprisonment for debt in........ 390

States, Buffalo, New York.... 689
decimal coinage in

475
Baltimore

417
immigration från Europe into, in 1857 128

Detroit, Michigan....
of dividends of insurance cos. of..... 360

value of old pictures & statues.. 652
Canals, opening and closing of New York... 383

regulations.97, 225, 356, 482, 618, 743
of N. York, tolls, trade, & ton'age of 497

chronicle and review,
N. York, opening of, for last 10 years 755

71, 195, 327, 455, 583, 713
of New York, estimated cost of com.

cities, mortality in American... 255
pleting the ...

632

towns, stock-gambling in ..... 259
Cannelton, Indiana, new manufacturing en-

value of bores

130
terprise pear....

640

enterprise of a merchant in Wis.
Cape Hatteras, Beacon light at

487
consin

261
Castor oil, new uses for...

124

nations, paper currency of the
Cattle market at Brighton, (Mass.,) for 4 years 252

three great..

604
66

at Philadelphia in 1856-57, receipts of. 376 Commission merchants and consignees right
and swine in Ohio....

252 to pledge goods as security for advances.. 445
Cay Piedras, West Indies, fixed light at....: 370 Common carriers, liability of railroads as... 194
Census systems of civilized nations....

54 Comparative prices at New York for 5 years 206
Central America, mails for..

362 Compass, variations of, in North and Baltic
Change for a dollar..

137
seas in 1858....

614
Charter-damag's-evid'nca-rel'ase of party 710 Composition of milk at different times of day 127
Cheap currency and int. Chas. H. Carroll... 35 Confidence better than gold..

134
Chesapeake and Ohio canal, steam on....
755 Connecticut, railroads of

757
Chicago, railroads centering in, statistics of.. 756 Constantinople, coins and currency of....... 214
Chicago, export trade of, in 1857.....
352 Contract, breach of, damages for..

325
Chili, tonnage duties in....

101 Contract of suretyship--mercantile guaranties 319
commerce of ..

.347, 749 Contract for delivery of grain at stipulated
Chilean port regulations..
356 prices

69
China and India, the overland mails to ...:: 627 Cook, Zebedee, obituary of...

519
China, population of...

769 Copper mines of Lake Superior, yield of, in
Chinese sug'r cane, mode of making sug'r fr'm 375

1856–57..

245
Cienfuegos, Cuba, buoys in harbor of... 488

Corn, prices of, at Baltimore for two years .. 425
Cincinnati, prices of western products at, in

how starch is extracted from it.... 637
1856-57...

216 Costa Rica, importation of foreign spirits into 98
imports & exports of provisions at 93 Cotton, production of, in Australia.... 642
pork-packing business of........ 510

market, review of New York.....80, 208
Circassian girls, trade in...

651
spinning of, on plantations..

120
Circulating medium, a singular

343
prices of, for eleven years.

90
Civilized nations, census systems of. By. F.

supply and consumption of, in 1858.. 513
B. Hough

54
and the cotton trade.......

373
Cleveland, receipts of railr'd iron at, for 9 yrs. 631

receipts of, at Baltimore for 4 years.. 427
salt trade-stocks & prices for '57 479

fabrics, cleansing of-calicoes

763
butter market-st'k & prices for '57 511

production in the South...

764
coal trade of...

507
manufactures of France...

761
Climate, influence of, on human progress... 412

mills running in the Zollverein... 758
Coal, receipts of at Baltimore for 7 years.... 434 Crisis of 1857, exposition of the. By George

manufactures in Germany, &c.. 758
+ trade of the United States in 1857

243
“ product of the United Kingdom... 245

Dutton...

19
" combustion of, prevention of smoke

Cuba and Porto Rico, commerce of, with the
during.....

506
United States...

735
" and wood, comparative value of
638 Cuba, population of, in 1857

387
Codfish, prices of, for eleven years..........

90
Cumberland coal trade, 1853-57.

506
Coffee trade of Rio Janeiro

612 Currency and banking, pamphlets on.. 83
importation of, at Baltimore for 4 years 430

commerce, and debts of the United
consumption of, in United Kingdom.. 92

States. By E. C. Seaman. Esq....

531
prices of, for eleven years....

90

Custom-house and warehousing permits un-
Coinage, United States Mints, monthly state-

der regulations of 1857....

445
ments of........72, 196, 330, 458, 586
of the United States

D.

337
of the various countries of the world 302 Damages against a fire insurance company... 626
Collins line of mail steamers, sale of.... 630

for breach of contract.....

325
Collision on the North River, (law case.).... 193 Dead letters, contents of ....... 363, 752
Collision near Wall-street ferry, (law case.) 711

-wbat is and what ought to be
Cologne of commerce, the...

395

done with them
Commerce of Smyrna in 1856..,

96

Debts and finances of the States of the Union,
and trade, old fogyism in.
Illinos ............

275
Ву
B. Casseday....

438
Missouri...

59
and trade, statistics of,
Delaware and Hudson Canal..

757
90, 216, 344, 475, 605, 735 Denmark and the United States, sound dues,
of Chili ...

225
treaty between....

.347, 748
of Havana for ten years...

349

Dennistoun mercantile firm of Scotland 392
and trade of St. Louis in 1857 .... 222
Detroit and Saut St. Marie ...

754
and navigation of the U. States
Detroit, Micbigan, commerce and trade of... 575

118
Dismal Swamp Canal, business of..

310, 666, 705
of the Sandwich Islands..... 605
Dungeness, pilot cutters off..

105
of Marseilles, France....

611
Dunkirk, N. Y., trade of, in 1957.

356
of Apia, Navigator's Islands.. 265
Dutch banker of Louisville...

137
Commercial architecture in N. Y., progress of 523 Duties of customs of New Zealand.

357
regulations at Baltimore .....618
enterprise in Holland.......... 263
morality in Ireland............ 264 East India trade, usance of bills in.......... 483

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E.conomy..

770 Goods delivered, action to recover balance for 582
Elecirotyping and galvanoplastie...

508 Grain, receipts of, at Baltimore for four years 424
Elevenib hour people......
132

94

and flour, exports of, from U. States...
Emigrants to U.s., governm't regulations for 517 measurement of, in Philadelpbia..... 477
England and Wales, facts ab't family names in 256 Grape, (Isabella,) history of....

374
industrial population of

129 Great Britain, imports of specie and bullion
and Wales, receipts and expenses of into, from 1855 57...

474
railroads in.....

114 Great Britain, who originated the railway
English nicely in business.

262
system of.

500
Enrope, marine insurance in ..

492 Great Britain, imports & exp'rts of specie fr’m 734
European cities, rates of discount in... 472

railroads in...

756
Example worthy of imitation...
137 Grocer and his apprentice, the..............

393
Esports--see "Com. Chron. and Review” Groomsport new life-boat...

364
each month; alsu pame of place.

H.
Exports and imports from 1789 to 1857.. 91
Exposition of the crisis of 1857. By George

Hanover coast, Germany, Borcum lightb'se at 489

348
Dutton....

19 Havana, commerce of, for ten years...

Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands, ports of. By
F.
H. M. Whitney.

163

357
Fallures caused by want of self-reliance..... 524 Hide and leather business in Philadelphia... 346

Health bills for Spanish ports...
Farm, description of a Roman.......

25
Farmer and the merchant..

133

Hides, dry and salt, prices of, for eleven years 90
Farmers, illustrious...

250

receipts of, at Baltimore for 1857..... 432
Hogsten, Bred Sound, light at.....

368
Fertilizers, proper application of.
643

129
Finances of the United States....

Holland, population of....

81
Find something to do....

650

a great commercial enterprise in... 263
Fire brick, requisites for making good.. 246

Honolulu, notice of marine telegraph at..... 487
* and life insurance, the importance of... 625

Homan progress; its elements, impediments,

407
Fires, lives lost in United States by, in 1856-57 231

and lithite. By Ezra C. Seaman..........
in the U.s., losses by, in 1856-57..... 230.

I.
Fish and oyster trade of Baltimore..
610

386
Fishery (whale) in 1857...

Illegitimate population, etc...
314
Mlinois, railroad system of...

756
Feberies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence... 393
Florida Reef, lighthouses on.....

613
Illinois and Michigan canal, business of..... 383

debts and finances of the state of.... 275
Flour and wheat, exports of, from Toronto .. 355

bank, picture of an........

264
Flour, price of, in Philadelphia for 1355-57.. 354 Immigrants, measures of Jamaica for obt’ning 646

and grain, exports of, from U.S...... 94
prices of, for eleven years...

90

Immigration into United States for 15 years. 767
Forests of the United States, consimption of, 641 Immigration into Canada from Europe in 1852 128

how much the U.S. owe to it... 615
France, production of wine in.

613
free importations of cereals into...: 102 Imports -- see “Com. Chron. and Review"
lights on the north and west coasts of 615 Imports and exports from 1789 to 1857......
each month ; also name of place.

91
cotton manufactures of....

761
Income insurance company..

748
coasting trade of.....
96

95
imports and exports of gold and silver

India, British, trade and production of.....
from

and China, the overland mails to..... 627
474

262
French mercantile marine, losses by accidents

Indorsing and lending, reckless
at sea....

480

Insurance, murine, average and arbitration.. 624
French ports, American vessels going into.. H02

life and fire, the importance of.., 625
Fresnel light, the improved...

company, damages against a fire., 626
618

commissioners, the Mass, board of 627
Fruits and vegetables, sale of, in Philadelphia 358

journal of... 107, 228, 359, 489, 624, 747
increased rates of

747

360
Garblings; or, commercial commodities char.

companies of Philadelphia.
of lives upon railrvads.

491
acterized. By A. N. Bell, M.D....43, 175, 292,

489
Gas light company, the New York.

companies in Massachusetts...

219
Guadaloupe and Martinique, exports of....

marine, general and particular av. 359

479
General Jackson, bow his indorsement would

companies of Canada, payment of
dividends by..

360
raise money...

649
George's bank, decrease in depth of water on 103 Investments in real estate, safety of......

companies in State of New York. 223

266
Georgia, finances of......

467
lowa, finances of....

599
Germany, cotton manufactures in..

758
valuation of property, in..

60)
Gibraltar bay, Mediterranean, light at the

Ireland, commercial morality in.

264
Dew mole...

106

Iron market of Liverpool in 1856-57. 380
Glasgow, steamboat building at.

502

* prices of pig, at Baltimore for 1857. 435
Glass, (plate,) improvement in the manufac-

product'n and manufact'e of, in the U.S. 6:34
ture of.
Glass, (plate,) manufacture and importation of 38. Italy, population of....
12 Isabella grape, history of...

374

389
engraving, process of...,

509
Gloucester, the fish metropolis in the U. S... 260
Gold exported from Australia and California Jamaica, new export and import duties in... 226
from 1847 to 1857.....

684

encouragement for settlers in..... 388
Gold, production of, in Australia..

601

measures for obtaining immigrants. 645
io form of malleable sponge.

124 Joint stock companies in Massachusetts ..... 376
separating it from foreign substances.. 639

banks in London, profits of....... 89
exports of, from San Francisco. 471 Journal of mercantile law,
and silver imported and exported by

68, 193, 322, 445, 582, 710
France.....

474

“ mining, manufactures, and art,
and silver, product of, throughout the

120, 243, 376, 503, 634, 758
world....

472

“ insurance... 107, 228, 359 489, 624, 747
Folatilization of..

504

" banking, currency, and finance,
its effects

683

E1, 209, 337, 465, 593, 722

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