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HUNT’S

MERCHANTS’ MAGAZINE
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C O N D U C T E D B Y F R E E M A N H U N T , A.M.,
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MERCHANTS' MAGAZINE AND COMMERCIAL REVIEW

J. P. B rows , Esq., o f the United States Legation at Constantinople.
M. S. D umon, late Minister o f Finance in France.

Charles F. Durant, Esq., o f New Jersey.
R. B. F orbes, E sq., o f Massachusetts.

John M. F orrest, Esq., o f Oregon.
J. Gardner, Esq., Merchant, o f Rio de Janeiro.
Mr. Joseph F. Greenough, o f New York, late o f Georgia.

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Bank of England, some o f its o r a t i o n s ----- 612
“
44
specie and bullion i n ........ 98
“ notes, facsim. by means o f photography 738
44 dividends in Boston........................... . • 634
Banks of England and France, position o f ... 217
“
in Conn., resources and liabilities of.. 215
44 of New Orleans, condition o f -----._... 218
44 in Ohio, condition o f all in Aug. 1853. 598
44 in the city o f New York, condition of. 356
44 and banking in Brazil.......................... 221
“
o f Ohio, condition o f ............................ 352
“ o f the Uuitcd States, condition o f -----349
44 o f South Carolina, condition o f ........... 736
44 of New Orleans, condition o f.............. 633
44 in New York, sixpenny savings.........740
44 London chartered................................. 735
Banking law o f Louisiana, synopsis o f ......... 89
44
44 free, o f Florida.......................... 224
44 system o f New Hampshire................. 218
44 journal o f ......... 89, 213, 348, 470, 59G, 730
Bankruptcy, what is an action o f ................... 80
44
law o f.......................................... 586
Bayona Islands, lights o f t h e .................... .
769
Belgium, electric tel., South Foreland to -----392
Bill o f lading, action relating to...................... 79
Bills o f exchange in Great Britain and Ireland
circulation o f.................................................. 739
Bonnet, the purchase o f a baby’ s ................... 523
Book trade.................. 139, 267, 395, 525, 651, 777
Books and booksellers, English........................ 518
Boston, dividends o f manufacturing stocks in 255
44
44
on railroad stocks in......... 247
Boston, finances and property o f .......................730
44 banks, dividends..................................634
Brazil, banks and banking in............................ 221
Brazil, cultivation o f coffee i n .......................... 771
Breach of contract............................................ 456
Breadstuff's, foreign exports o f ........................ 230
British ports, statistics o f trade o f ................. 107
44 and North American steamships, ton­
nage and power o f .......................... 503
44 railway wonders o f 1850...................... 635
44 woolen m anufactures........................ 256
44 tariff1
, alterations in t h e ...................... 367
44 colonial expenditures.......................... 477
44 post-office department, statistics o f .. 776
Brooklyn, value o f real estate iu 1852-53.... 612
B.
44
mortality of the population o f----- 127
Bag-loom, and new shuttle motion................ 132 Buenos Ayres, currency o f ............................. 612
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, history of . . . . G4 Buffalo, trade and commerce o f..................... 263
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, progress of . . . 760 Bullion in Bank o f England............................ 224
Baltic sea, regulations of light in .................... 768 Business men wanted....................................... 647
44 religion in........................................... 649
Bank note counterfeits and alterations—their
44 how to improve a ............................. 521
rem edy........................................................... 72
44 how to prosper in............................... 515
Bunk bills, loss of, in a series o f years........... 596
44 the fast man o f..................................... 394
*• circulation in Wisconsin........................ 474
44 energy i n ............................................ 775
•* o f Charleston in 1853, condition o f . . . . 356
44
of Baltimore and Ohio railroad.... 76'J
44 of England in 1852, operations o f the.. 470

Act of Illinois relating to banking............... 357
Act of Ohio to create and regulate railroad
com panies................................................... 498
Act relatlve.to savings banks in N. York city
and Kings county......................................... 479
Act, customs, o f Sandwich Islands............... 624
Act o f Louisiana relating to colored seamen. 232
Act incorporating fire insurance cos. in N. Y. 331
Act of Michigan relative to mining corp’ rat’ns 385
Action to recover excess of duties paid under
protest........................................................
203
Action for trespass, application for injunction 452
Action to recover value o f ship’s boats ....... 716
Adulterated drugs, treas. circular relating to. 109
Agent, liabi lity o f commission........................ 720
Agriculture, statistics o f......... . .146,259,511,770
“
statistics of O h io ........................ 261
Agricultural productions of E ngland........... 260
44
statistics of New Hampshire... . 262
44
productions o f the Canadas.. . . 646
Algeria, cultivation of cotton i n .................... 772
Alhucemas light, coast o f Barbary................. 633
Alterations of bank notes, remedy for........... 72
Amazon, opening o f navigation o f................. 109
American jewelry, character o f ...................... 255
44
sowing machines in Scotland.. . . 643
44
clocks for China............................. 507
44
seas, fisheries o f .............................. 147
Appraisement of imported mdse, in U. S-----313
Aqueducts and city sewerage.......................... 182
Arab honesty................................................... 265
Arkansas, ziuc and manganese mines o f----- 130
Arosa, lighthouse on Island o f ...................... 767
Assets, insolvent debtors assignment o f ....... 582
Associations, mercantile library.................... 437
Austria, statistics o f finances of, from 1845-53 611
Australia, field for manufactures in................. 509
44
and California, o f the discoveries of
gold in............................................................ 167
Australian gold fields, products of................. 131
Australia, Bass’s Strait..................................... 391
44
mining law in...................
255
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progress of railroads i n ................. 760




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C.
California steamers, passages o f ...................... 244
44
incorporation law....................
113
124
44
census of state o f ..........................
44
population o f ......................
390
Caloric engine, Ericsson’s ........................... ... 247
Canada, progress of the railroad movement in 119
44
railroads i n ........................................ 504
Canada, census o f ............................................. 761
Canadas, stock; and farm produce o f ............. 646
Canadian sterling and federal currency......... 474
Canal statistics.............117, 237, 374, 496, 633,757
Canals o f New York, commerce of, in 1851-2. 496
Cattegat, lights in the.........................................633
Cedar Keys, longitude o f .................................. 494
Census o f Peru in 1850.................................... 258
44 of the United States............................388
Charleston, S. C., condition o f Bank o f......... 356
Charleston, S. C., coastwise ports, trading with 768
Cheap, how to buy, always............................. 775
44
review o f Commerce of, in 1852-3 690
44
rates o f exchange a t...................... 737
44
steamboats built in 1853 at.......... 749
44
money and exchange in market o f 736
Chicago, railroads centering a t ....................... 241
China, commercial value o f an old man in .. 650
44 export o f tea to U. S. fro m ................. 105
44 and U. S., statistics o f trade between. 104
44 export of tea from, to U. S.................. 630
Chronicle, commercial, and review. .81, 204, 340,
461, 582, 753
Cincinnati, rates of city taxation in................ 92
44
radial railroad lines o f ................. 117
Cinnamon fields o f ceylon................................ 514
Clerks, counsel to merchants’ .......................... 264
Clocks, American, for C hina........... ................ 507
Coal mines o f the United States...................... 640
44 trade of E ngland...................................... 254
44 trade, the Schuylkill................................. 642
Coal sent from the Cumberland region......... 751
Coffee, imports of, into N. Orleans from 1844
to 1853 ........................................................... 570
Coffee, its production and consumption....... 194
Coffee, prices of, at Cincinnati........................ 747
44 cultivation in Brazil o f . ...................... 771
Coinage, proposed decimal, in England........222
44 in England and U. S. compared . . . 98
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gold and silver, of Mexico................ 97
Collision, libel for .. ....................................... 74
Collision, libel for a, o f steamboats................ 719
Collision at sea, damages occasioned b y ....... 458
Commerce of U. S. with all nations in 1851-2 366
“
the past and present o f Russian.. 157
44
o f Melbourne, Australia............... 631
“
of the U. 8., history o f . . . 404, 532, 673
44
o f the Sandwich Islands............... 228
M
a short note on a sermon o f ....... 137
Commerce o f each state and territory of U. S.
in 1852............................................................. 742
Commercial regulations, 108,232.367,487,614,753
44
cities and towns of U. S..........57, 299
44
chronicle and review. . . .81, 204, 340
461,582, 721
44
benefits of slavery................. 325,707
“
value o f honesty.......................... 522
44
growth of the Pacific States___517
44
resources o f Oregon.................... 291
44
value o f an old man in China.. 650
“
statistics.. .89, 225, 361, 481, 624, 741
44
travelers, English........................ 648
Commission agent, liability o f ....................... 720
Connecticut, resources, &c., of banks o f....... 215
Consignees and creditors, rights of................ 453
44
damages for non-delivery o f wine 458
Consols, prices o f in English markets........... 731
Copper and cholera.......................................... 765
Corn, prices of, at Cincinnati............................ 748
Corporations, debts of m unicipal..................... 213
Cost o f railway transportation........................ 120
Cotton trade of Liverpool................................. 226
44 consumption of, in the world............. 107




Cotfon and other manufact ures o f Prussia. . . 387
44 plant, th e .............................................. 514
44 exports from Savannah o f................... 62
44 t prices of, at Liverpool in 1852-3........ 561
44 crops, distribution o f American......... 629
44 cultivation in Algeria o f ...................... 772
44 crop of the United States.................... 772
44 rule on sale o f re-packed.................... 757
Counterfeits, bank note, the remedy for....... 72
Counterfeit gold coin detector........................ 740
Credit system ................................................... 776
Credit society, the commercial........................ 223
44 a b o u t..................................................... 50
44 letters o f ................................................ 78
Cuba, cultivation o f tobacco in island o f -----644
Culture of the madder o f Comm erce............... 262
Currency, early, in New England................... 98
44
o f Buenos Ayres............................. 612
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journal o f .. . .89, 213, 348, 470, 596, 730
44
in Germany..................................... 480
44
Canadian sterling and federal....... 474
44
proposed decimal in England . . . . 611
Currencies, value o f foreign, as fixed by U. S. 619
Customs duties in England............................. 107
Customers, good, paying for losses by the bad 776

Dealer in small wares, a very shrewd ..
521
Debt and finances o f the United States......... 93
44 and credit o f the country........................ 213
44 o f U. S., redemption o f public............... 360
44 of New Orleans, consolidated................. 94
“ imprisonment for..................................... 455
Debts,state......................................................... 213
44 o f several cities for railroads............... 613
44 Savannah, and its railway.....................737
Debtors, assignment o f assets, insolvent....... 582
Decimal coinage in England, proposed....... 222
Denmark, exports o f grain from .................... 630
Danzig, Commerce o f....................................... 741
Detroit, population of...................................... 763
Diamond, value and properties o f ................... 774
Dime hides the dollar, how t h e .................... 523
Dividends on railroad stocks in Boston......... 247
44
of Massachusetts railroads........... 122
Docks, the Liverpool........................................ 523
Dominion o f the seas and fisheries......... 275, 420
Drugs, U. S. Treas. circular relating t o ......... 109
E.
Electric tel. from Orfordness to Holland........235
Elsinore, regulations a t ................................... 116
English commercial travelers........................ 648
England, operations of the Bank of, in 1852.. 470
44 proposed decimal currency iu.........611
44 gold coined in.................................... 219
44 coal trade o f ....................................... 254
44 agricultural productions o f.............. 261
44 some of the operations o f Bank o f .. 612
Ericsson’s caloric engine................................. 123
Episcopal population o f U. S......................... 763
Expenditures of all the British colonies......... 477
Exchange, rates of in Cincinnati in 1853....... 727
Exports, see name o f country, port, or article.
F.
Failures in busines..........................................
Factory labor, hours o f ...................................
Fastnet Rock, lighthouse on the....................
Finance, journal o f ........89, 213, 348, 470, 596,
Finances of the United States in 1852-3.......
44
debt, and cost o f railroads..............
44
o f Boston..........................................
Financial history o f reign o f Louis Philippe.
Fisheries, dominion o f seas a n d ...............276,
44
of the American seas......................
Florida, defaulting banks o f...........................
44
paint root............................................

315
763
769
730
597
759
730
19
420
147
224
514

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Flour, prices o f in New Orleans in 1852-3... 569
44 inspection o f at Richmond, Va...........632
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improvement in the manufacture o f .. 505
44 and wheat, prices of, at Cincinnati. . . 749
Foreign postage on letters and periodicals... 623
44
postage, rates o f................................. 493
44
exports o f breadstuffs........................ 229
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postage on pamphlets, & c................. 135
France, gold coined in..................................... 219
44
British trade w ith ............................. 486
44
education o f population o f ............... 124
44
and England, position o f banks o f.. 217
44
railway traffic of...................................75o
41
price of wheat in............................... 773
Frankenstein’s panorama of Niagara............. 394
Frauds of retail trade......... ............................. 510
Freights between N. Orleans and Liverpool.. 572
Freight, rates at Cincinnati, o f ....................... 750
French gelatine................................................ 388
French marriage brokers..................................266

G.
Galena & Chicago Union R. R., carriages of. 504
Gelatine, French............................................... 388
General customs regulations o f U. S...... 614-622
Geographical position of Puerto Los Reyes.. 237
Germany, paper currency o f........................... 480
German Zoll-Verein, reduction o f duties by
the.................................................................. 373
Glass in Spain, manufacture o f....................... 510
Gold fields, products o f ................................... 131
4‘ mine in South Carolina, Dorn’ s............ 508
44 product of, throughout the world......... 360
44 Its increase and its effect........................ 359
44 o f the discoveries of, in Australia and
California.............................................. 167
44 coined in England, France, and U. S. . 219
44 bullion, deposits at U. S. mint o f......... 633
44 coin detector, counterfeit..................... 740
Goods in warehouses of U. S.......................... 229
Grain from Denmark, exports o f .....................630
44 imports into Gt. Britain and Ireland.. 231
Great Britain, coinage o f ................................ 98
44
iron manufactures o f ............. 383
44
and United States, exports of. 230
44
revenues and expenditures of. 348
44
circulation of bills o f ex­
change in.............................. 739
Gutta percha, substitute for............................ 642
II.
Heat, great in the month of August, 1 853.... 393
History of reign of Louis Philippe, financial. 19
Honesty in business.........................................266
Hudson, George, the railroad k in g ............... 36

Irish industry, encouragement t o ................. 510
Iron manufactures in Great Britain.............. 383
44 trade of Scotland..................................... 384
44 manufacture of Silesia............................ 384
44
44
o f the United States..........764
J.
Jewelry,the character o f American............... 255
Journal o f banking, currency, and finance, 89,213,
348, 470, 596, 730
44 o f mercantile law, 74, 197,331,452,582,
715
44 o f mining and manufactures, 128,248.
380, 505, 638, 761
K .
Key West, longitude o f.................................. 494
Kentucky, trade in apples and hay in........... 773
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Labor, hours of factory................................... 763
Lard and bacon, prices o f at Cincinnati....... 748
Law, lectures on com m ercial........................ 457
Lead mines, the Galena.................................... 132
Letters of credit.................................................. 78
Liability of master for negligence o f servant. 460
Libel for collision at sea................................. 174
44 to recover value of materials lurnished
by builders of steamships.................. 717
Life insurance in England............................ 220
Light on Sorello Point, near Cape Granitola,
Sicily................................................................ 391
Light on Sandkay, Florida reef....................... 392
44
Cape Ottway, revolvin g.................. 391
Lights at entrance of Manilla Bay, Philip­
pine Islands................................................... 392
Lights o f Arosa Bay, Coast o f Galicia, Spain. 632
44 on North of S ic ily ................................. 235
44 of the Bayona Islands. . ...................... 769
Light-house on the Island o f Sclavona......... 767
44
on the Fastnet R ock.................... 769
Liverpool, the metal trades o f ....................... 383
44
d ock s............................................... 523
44
cotton trade o f ..........................
226
Locomotion by steam on common roads___ 237
Locomotives on the Penn, railroad................. 378
44
manufacture in Alexandria of. 256
44
m am m oth.................................. 503
London chartered banks.................................. 735
Longitudes o f Key West, Cedar Keys, aud
St. Mark’s, Florida......................................... 494
Louisiana law relating to colored seam en... 232
44
free banking law o f........................ 89
Lowell, (Mass.,) taxes and property o f......... 610
Lumber trade of Quebec in 1852..................... 741
44 exports from Savanuah o f .............. 63
44 trade of Wisconsin............................ G29

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m.
Illinois, supplemental banking law o f .......... 357 Madder, culture o f t h e ................................... 262
Immigration into New York........................... 257 Mail steamers, establishment o f a line of
from W. C. of U. S. on the Pacific to China 549
Imports, see name o f country, port, or article.
Imprisonment for debt.................................... 455 Manilla Bay, lights at the eutrauce o f ........... 392
Income tax, Punch’s elucidation of t h e ........524
Manufacture of india-rubber goods, improve­
India-rubber goods, improvement in manu­
ment in .......................................................... 509
facture o f. . . .
509 Manufacture of fiour, economy in the........... 508
Industrial resources o f Oregon....................... 291 Manufactured goods, quality o f .................... 643
Insurance companies in N. Y. and Brooklyn. 353 Manufactures, unsuccessful............................ 132
44
ol Paris..................................... 380
44
interesting decision relating t o .. 196
Maine law relating to peddlers....................... i l l
44
on vessels to the St. Lawrence
rates o f ........................................ 475 Mariners, notices t o ......................................... 767
Integrity, character for.................................... 265 Marylund, new pilotage law o f.........................755
Iowa, general railroad law o f ...........................374 Marriage brokers, French................................ 266
Ireland and England, pauper population of.. 389 Massachusetts railroads, dividends o f ...........122
44 emigration trom ................................ 128 Material destiny o f the human race............... 126
44 imports o f grain into Gt. Britain and 231 Maury, Lieut., on winds and currents of the
44 circulation o f bills o f exchange in . . . 739
seas................................................................ 114




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Melbourne, Australia, Commerce o f...........• 081 Oporto, Commerce o f ...................................... 322
Merchant, the, or trade in rhyme.................. 640 Oregon, coin’ ercial and industrial res’rces of. 291
Otto of roses, the manufacture o f .................. 038
44
prince, a poem from Punch......... 515
Oxo fixed light, entr’nce to Christina, Norway 392
Merchants, lectures for m iser........................519
44
clerk, t h e ..........................•_ ••••• 640
Mercantile law, jour of, 74, 197, 331, 450, 580, 715
“
library associations in IT. 8.......... 437
«
miscellanies, 133,263,393,515,046 7*4
44
honor.............................................. 138 Pacific coast, proposed railroad to t h e ......... 659
44
biography ................................... 36 Paris, (France,) manufactures o f .................. 380
4*
smuggling women o f .......... 647
Metals of the Sierra Nevada....... ...................~5i
Mexico, trade of United States with.................106 Partnership, an English law case.................. 400
44
coinage of precious metals in............ 97 Passages of Liverpool steamships in 1852... 033
44
tariff of synopsis o f............................. 232 Pauper population o f Ireland and England.. 389
44
bankrupt condition o f........................ 475 Peddlers, law o f Maine relating to................ 111
Pennsylvania railroad, receipts o f ................. G38
Michigan, mining aud manufacturing c ' rpo44
railroads, locomotives on th e .. 378
rations o f ....................................................... 38d
44
productions o f Slate o f............. 259
Miner, song o f the............................................. 3yU
44
taxes on certain banks in ....... 99
Mining and manufactures, journal of, 128, 24^,
380, 505, 038, 701 Peru, census o f in 1850........... ...................... 258
*• decree o f relating to duties................. 108
Mineral productions of S p a in ........................ 128
Mobile & Ohio railroad................................... 379 Pilot law, Maryland, new............................... 755
Mock auctions in N. Y., act relating to......... I ll Pittsburg, steamboat-building in .--------- . . . 248
Molasses, prices of at Cincinnati..................... 747 Planters’ bank o f Tennessee, condition o f . .. 355
Money, of p a p er.............................................. M Platina, regulation for importation o f........... 623
“
and the measure of va lu e................. o<7 Poetry of the railway....................................... 505
*4 circulation of in U. States.................. 100 Population, Episcopal, o f U. States............... 763
44
statistics of the Canadas............. 701
44
in the mail, remitting......................... 580
44
statistics o f ........... 124, 257, 388, 701
44
and its uses...........................................310
4
4
o f cities of Europe and America 258
44
me love o f .......................................
650
44
o f California........... .................... 390
44
how to make it fast and honestly.. . 775
4*
and exchange at Cincinnati.............. 736 Pork and beef, prices o f at New Orleans
in 1852-53........................... . ........................ 570
Pork, prices o f in Cincinnati, from 1851 to ’53 099
Portland, (Maiue,) taxes and property o f .... 0!U
Portsmouth, N. H., taxes and property o f.... 010
Narraguagus light-house....... _.................. .
116 Postage, reduction of to Brazil and Java----- 112
Nautical intelligence. ..114, 235, 391, 494, 032, 707 Post-office department, statistics of British... 770
44 discoveries and deep-sea soundings. 235 Postages to foreign countries ......................... 753
Navigation of U. S. with all nations in 1852. 483 Production and capacity o f Ohio for cereal
New England, early currencv in.................... 98
grains........................................................... 770
New' York, condition o f the banks in city of. 350 Property of Boston........................ ............... 730
44
freights on canals and railroads of 119 Priorities o f lien, a decision in admiralty.. . . 459
44
capital, &c., of insurance cos. in. 353 Products o f U. S. exported to China.............. 104
44
act o f to suppress mock auctions. 111 Profits of wool-growing.................................... 645
44
stationery business in ...................... 248 Progress of railroads in E u rop e.................... 123
44
productions o f State o f ................ 259 Puerto Rico, quarantine regulations o f......... 391
44
immigration into port of............... 257
44
fire insurance law o f...................... 331
44
steam marine o f............................. 377
Q.
44
State, bases of banking................ 95
44
city, value o f real and personal
Quarantine regulations o f Puerto R ico........ 391
estate of, in..................................476
4»
44
o f Turkey................. 391
44
ships built at the port of.............. 752
44
44
o f Russia.................. 711
New Orleans, condition o f banks o f .............. 633 Quality o f American wool
44
trade aud Commerce o f in ’52-3 559
Quebec, lumber trade o f..
44
consolidated debt o f ................. 94
44
statistics o f trade and Com­
merce o f ........................ 024-029
K .
44
condition of banks o f ................ 218
New Hampshire, banking system o f.............. 218 Railroad statistics....... 117, 237,374, 490, 033, 757
44
manufactures o f ................. 131
44
history, &c. o f Balt, ana O h io........ 04
44
agricultural statistics of . . . 202
44
progress in Southern States............246
New Jersey, joint R. R. and canal cos. o f . . . 121
44 brake, self-acting................................. 379
Newburyport, (Mass.,) taxes and property of 010
4
4
law
o f Iowa, general........................... 374
44
sketch o f history and Com­
44
w'onders o f 1850, British.................. 635
merce o f ............................. 299
44 poetry o f the...................................... 50p
Norfolk, (Va.,) small trade o f ........................ 200
44 traffic in 1853, increase o f .............. 633
Notes and drafts given as security for a loau. 455
44 lines from Cincinnati....................... 117
44 speed.................................................. 7£8
14 proposed, to the Pacific c o a s t........ 659
O.
Railroads converging to city of Savannah... 01
44
in Europe, progress o f .................... 124
Ohio, exports of agricultural productions of
44
in U. S. aud Europe, progress o f .. 245
in 1852........................................................... 511
44
in Canada.......................................... 504
Ohio, statistics of agriculture o f...................... 261
44 condition of all the banks in......... 598-609
44
centering at Chicago.......................
44
their necessity as a means o f wealih 377
44 general railroad law of under new con­
44
on agricultural products, effects o f 037
stitution .......
498
44 deb;s of several cities f o r ............. 013
44 condition of the banks of...................... 352
44
statistics ol life and death o n .........245
44 progress ol railroads in............................759
44
of Russia........................................... 630
44 production and capacity lor cereul
44
finance, debt, and cost o f................ 759
grains i n ............................................ 770




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Railroads, what they effect................................760
“
of France............................................. 7o8
4*
in Australia........................................760
44
in Ohio, progress o f ......................... 759
Regulations of lights in Baltic S ea ................. 687
44
commercial, 108,232,367,487,614,753
Religion in business...........................................J}*J
Revenue and expenditures of Great Britain. 348
“
and ex. ot' Austria from 1845 to ’53. 611
44 o f United States in 1851-53............ 634
Reasons for construction o f Pacific railroad.. 659
Rice, exports from Savannah o f .................... 03
Richmond, Va., flour trade o f ........................ 632
Russia, quarantine regulations o f................... 711
44
the railways o f ................................... 036
44
cotton and other manufactures o f ... 387
44
past and present of her Commerce.. 157
Russian merchant, liberality o f a ................... 264

Steam marine o f New York ............................ 377
Steamers, passages of California....... ............ 244
44
government subsidy to mail.......... 757
Steamboat statistics---- 117,237,374,496, 633, 757
44
on the w’estern waters, the first.. 379
44
building in Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . 749
44
arr’ ls and departures at Cincinnati 75L
Steamboats, libel for a collision o f ................ 719
•4
liabilities o f ................................. 50*Steamship company, British & N. American. 503
44
libel to recover value o f materials 71/
Steamships in 1852, passages o f L iverpool... 633
Stock companies, joint, law relating to actions 80
Stranding, an English decision.................... 460
Success in business, and its m eans...........
520
Sugar, product of maple, in U. S.................... 262
44 prices of, at Cincinnati........................ 747
44 plantations at the Sandwich Islands. 772
Stettin, Commerce o f ...................................
741
Swiuemunde, Commerce o f........................... 741

S.
Salmon fishery o f California............................ 521
Salvage, a case of............................................ 81
San Francisco, price o f labor in...................... 131
Sand Cay Light, Florida reef.......................... 392
Sandwich Islands, customs act o f................... 624
44
Commerce o f.................... 228
44
sugar plantations o f......... 772
Savannah, Ga., sketch of city o f .................... 57
44
merchant, death o f a ..................... 776
44
and its railway debts..................... 737
Sale o f royal live stock in England............... 773
Salvora, lighthouse on Island o f.................... 767
Savings banks in Great Britain...................... 93
44
in N. Y. city & Kings co. law of 479
Schuylkill, the coal trade o f........................... 612
Scotland, iron trade of..................................... 384
Seamen, law of Louisiana relating to ........... 232
Seas, fisheries of the American...................... 147
Sewerage, aqueducts and c i t y ........................ 182
Sierra Nevada, the metals of the.................... 251
Ship owners, liability o f ................................. 459
44 fire engine, patents................................. 224
Ship’s longitude, machine for determining a. 524
Silesian iron, manufacture of.......................... 384
Scrupulously honest m an............................... 775
Ship's boats, action to recover value of....... 716
*• built at the port o f N. Y . in 1852 ........ 752
Shopping, poetry o f .................. ....................... 774
Silver, purchase of, by U. S. m in t................. 355
44 product of, throughout the w orld .. . . 360
44 causes o f scarcity o f............................ 740
44 deposits at U. S. mint o f .................... 633
Sixpenny savings banks in New Y ork......... 74(1
Sisargas island, fixed light o n ........................ 633
Slavery, commercial benefits o f.................325, 707
Smuggler, anecdote of a Chinese... ............. 5 9
Smuggling by women in Paris...................... 6.7
Song of the miner, from the German............. 380
South Carolina, attachment law o f................ 453
44
condition of banks o f .......... 735
South Sea stock, conversion o f...................... 225
Specie and bullion in Bank of England........ 98
44 in United States, increase o f .............. 732
Speculations................. ................................. 54
Spain, manufacture of cotton i n .................... 256
44 lights on coast o f ................................... 632
44 mineral productions o f........................ 128
44 manufacture of instruments in........... 510
Span sh vessels, tonnage duties on............... 113
44
lace, embroidery o f .......................... 132
44
cigar factory at Valencia................. 641
St. Marks, longitude o f ................................... 494
Stationery business in New Y ork.................. 218
Statistics o f life and death on the railroad. . . 245
•4
com m ercial... 89,225, 361, 481,624. 711
44
of population............. 124, 257, 388, 61
44
of Commerce o f U. S. in 1851-52 .. 361
44 of agriculture............. 146, 259, 511, 770
44
of trade & Commerce o f Cincinnati. 743




T.
Tariff, alterations in the British...................... 367
44 synopsis of the Mexican...................... 232
Taxes on banks in Pennsylvania.................... 99
44 of Boston in 1853, & c........................... 730
Taxation in New England cities in 1853....... 610
44
rates of, in Cincinnati.................... 92
Tea, export of, from China to U. S...........105, 630
Telegraph companies, liabilities o f................. 715
Tennesee bank circulation in Cincinnati---- 738
Tobacco trade, Virginia, in 1852-53............... 631
44
trade, British regulations o f............. 113
44 the culture of, in Algeria.....................513
44 in Great Britain, statistics o f............ 230
44 cultivation in Island o f Cuba o f ----- 644
Toledo, Ohio, population o f ........................... 127
Tonnage duties on Spanish vessels............... 113
Trade, what it is now d o i n g ..........................573
44 and Commerce o f N. Orleans, annual
statement o f 1852-53 ........................ 560
44 traits of, laudable, & c....... 50,315,448,573
44 necessities of.......................................... 138
44 what it has yet to d o ........................... 575
4* and Commerce of Cincinnati in 1852-3 690
Traflic in Circassian slaves............................. 265
Treaty <»i Commerce bet. U. S .& S. Salvador 487
Trebizond in 1852, trade o f............................. 319
Turkey, quarantine regulations o f ................... 391
U.
Unit* d Kingdom, imports into in 1851-2----- 100
44
vessels in foreign trade of. 225
United States, manufacture o f stationery in.. 248
& China, staticics o f trade bet. 104
finances of, for 1852-3................ 597
circulation o f money iu the___ 100
coal mines o f , ............................. 640
mint, purchase o f silver b y . . . . 355
steamers on the Pacific to China 549
condition o f the banks in......... 349
Cora, and navigation, in 1851-2 361
exports of, to Mexico................ 106
transfers o f public moneys o f .. 99
coinage o f ................................... 98
goods in warehouses o f th e .. . . 229
finances and debt of the........... 93
& S. Salvador, com. treaty bet. 487
history o f Commerce o f . . . . 404, 532
and Great Britain, exports o f . . 230
gold coined i n ........................... 219
tonnage of the several districts. 481
comm’ l cities and towns o f..57, 299
register o f vessels in.................. 623
seamen........................................ 127
mail steamers, appropriations. 121
general customs regulations... 614

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United States, Commerce o f each state and
territory of in 1852............... 742
44
increase of specie in.................... 732
41
revenue in 1851-53...................... G34
44
iron manufactures o f ................. 764
44
mint, deposits of gold and sil­
ver bullion at...........................633
44
history of Commerce o f............ 673
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Wages of the shirt sewers o f New Y ork....... 253
44
libel in rem f o r ................................... 77
Watchmakers’ oil, best for............................. 508
Wealth, the thirst for....................................... 522
Wheat, price in France o f.............................. 773
Wine trade o f O p orto..................................... 322
Winds and currents o f the seas, fast sailing.. 114
Wisconsin, lumber trade o f............................ 629
44
bank circulation o f....................... 474
W ool, superiority o f American...................... 256
44 American, its quality.......................... 774
44 growing, profits o f................................ 645
Wurtemburg, the public revenues of............ 473
44
system o f taxation in............... 610

Valencia, Spanish, cigar factory at................ 641
Value, money and the measure o f................... 577
44
of the diam ond................................... 774
44
of foreign merchandise, estimating.. 756
Vattemare, Alex.,letter of. Editor Mer. Mag. 135
Vessels in foreign and coasting trade of
Z.
United Kingdom.......................................... 225
Vessels, British, registered............................ 231 Zinc and manganese mines of Arkansas....... 130
Virginia tobacco trade in 1852-53 ................. 631 Zinc, plumbic, lead, &c., com bined.............. 256
u agricultural productions o f .............. 514 Zoll-Verein, reduction o f duties b y ............... 373




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