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Abstracts of Public Laws

127 Engineers in Navy, Pay of.......... 107
Additions and Corrections .............. 352 Envoys Extraordinary, &c. ........ 116, 120
Alabama.

275

5 Ephemeris of the Sun ............... 47 - 52
American Obituary...
..... 323 Eras, &c.....

3
American Securities held abroad. .. 215 European States

............. 318
American States

315 Events, General, in 1853............... 336
Arkansas......

285
1854.

346
Apportionment of U. S. Representatives 188 Executive Government of U. S........... 87
Appraisers at Large...

88 Expenditures of U. S. for 65 years ...... 150
Appropriations, U. S., for 1854, 1855.. 127, 128 Expenditures of each State
Army List

100 Exports of each State for 1852-53 162
Army Officers, Pay of.................. 110 Exports, Value of, in 1850 - 53 .......... 157
Army Pension Agents.....

98 Exports to Foreign Countries ........... 159
Army, Act to increase pay of rank & file of 141 Exports for 63 Years ........
Arsenals in the United States ........... 102 Federal Representative Population
Assistant Treasurers
88 Festivals of the Church .....

5
Atmospherical Electricity. .............. 65 Finances of the States..

....194, 195
Attorneys of U.S. Courts............... 112 Fixed Stars, Apparent Places of Principal 55
Banks in the United States
210 Florida..

274
Banks. See the several States.

Flowering of Fruit-trees in 1854

84
Barometrical Observations

.76-83 Foreign Goods imported in 1852.... 153 - 156
Cabinet, Officers in the ...
87 Foreign Mail Service

168
Calendar: January, &C............... 8-3] Foreign Ministers, &c., in U. S......... 120
California.

................ 310 Foreign Nations, Intercourse with ...... 115
California Gold.
.. 190 Foreign Obituary

336
California Land Claims, Commission .... 90 Foreign Trade, Countries of ........159-161
Capitals of States.
192 France.

323
Census of U. States (Seventh). ........ 188 Franking Privilege

........... 173
Celestial Phenomena, Signs, &c. ......... 3 General Events in 1853

343
Chronicle of Events.
........ 343

1854

345
Chronological Cycles .....
4 Georgia

272
Church Festivals

5 Government, Seats of, in different States. 192
Circuit Courts. ..... ....... 110, 111 Governments, Annual Expenses of State. 195
Cities, Principal, Population of.......... 189 Governors of States,&c. Terms and Salaries 193
Clerks of Circuit Courts of U. S......... 113 Great Britain ........

........... 319
Clerks of District Courts of U. S......... 113 Illinois.

301
Clouds and Winds in 1853

76-83 Imports, Value of, in 1852-53 .......... 153
Coinage of Mint since 1792 .... .. 191 Imports for 63 Years
Coins,Fineness and value of certain foreign 217 Imports of each State for 1852 - 53 162
Collectors of Customs................

93 imports paying ad valorem Duties...153 - 156
Colleges in United States.............. 196 Imports free of Duty

153
Colleges, Annual Expenses in

199 Indian Superintendents and Agents...... 97
Commerce of U.S.

153 Indiana
Commercial Agents in Foreign countries 117 Supervising Inspectors of Steam-vessels 99
Commercial Marine of the U.S. ........ 163 Intercourse with Foreign Nations
Commissioners, U.S., in Foreign Countries 116 Interior, Department of the .............

89
Congress, Thirty-Third, 20 Session 179 - 185 Iowa.... ..................... 306
Connecticut
....... 240 Jewish Calendar

5
Consuls, Foreign, in U. S.

121 Judges of U.S. Circ. and Dist. Courts 110-115
Consuls in Foreign Countries ...... 117 - 120 Judiciary, U. S.

110
Corrections and Additions ...
352 Jupiter's Satellites, Eclipses of..

39
Countries whence Goods are brought .... 159 Kanzas Territory
Debt of the United States ....

149 Kanzas Territory, Act establishing
Debts of the States ................ 194, 195 Kentucky

288
Delaware.
258 Land-Office, Registers, Receivers, &c. ..

95
Department of the Interior.
89 Lands, Public

208
Department of State ......

88 Lands, Public, Act to graduate and reduce
Departments, Officers in the
88-90 Price of

141
District Courts.................. 112-115 Latitude and Longitude of Observatories 41
District of Columbia

315 Latitude and Longitude of Places.... 42-46
Eclipses in 1855
35, 37 Law Schools ..

200
Eclipse of Moon, May 1 & 2

35 Laws, Titles and Abstracts of Public .... 127
Eclipse of Moon, October 25............ 36 Legislatures, State, Meeting of.

192
Eclipse of Sun, Partial, May 15
36 Leiters, by Sea-going Vessels

172
Eclipse of Sun, Partial, November 9 37 Libraries, College.

196
Elections, State.
192 Lighthouse Board..

99
Electricity, Atmospherical..
65 Louisiana

280
Elements of the Eclipses of Sun ......... 37 Mahometan Calendar
Engineers, Corps of, &c. ........... 100, 105/ Mail Service for 1853

166

...... 152

... 296

....... 115

..... 314
..... 130

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... 142

........ 207

Mail Service, Foreign............... ... 168|Public Lands, and Sales of.........

208, 209
Maine...

..... 219 Public Lands, Surveyors-General of...... 96
Marine, Commercial, of the U.S........ 163 Public Laws, Tiues and Abstracts of..... 127
Marine Corps.

109 Public Resolutions of Congress..... 143
Mars and Venus, Discs of...

39 Railroads in New England..

202 - 204
Marshals, U. S.....

... 113 Railroads in Construction in New England 204
Maryland

259 Railroads in the U. S...

202 - 208
Massachusetts ..

........... 229 Receivers and Registers of Land-Office .. 95
Massachusetts, Railroads of .... ....... 202 Reciprocity Treaty, Act to carry into Ef-
Medical Schools .....

201 fect
Meteorological Information.......... 76-83 Religious Denominations

192
Michigan

291 Representatives, Alphabetical List of.... 185
itary Commands ................... 101 Representatives, House of......

182
Military Posts ...

......... 102 Representatives, State, No. of, and Terms 193
Militia Force of the U. S.
Minnesota Territory :

.............. 109 Representatives, U. S., Apportionment of 188

.... 313 Resolutions, Public, of Congress.... 143
Ministers of U. S. in Foreign countries.. 116 Revenue and Expenditure ......... 144-152
Ministers, Foreign, in U. Š... ...... 120 Revenue, U. S., for 65 Years............ 15
Mint.

189 Rhode Island..

................ 236
Mint, Officers of, Coinage, &c. ........ 190 Saturn's Rings

41
Mississippi..
278 School Fund of States...

195
Missouri.
304 Seasons, Beginning and Length of

4
Naval Officers....................

95 Secretaries of Legation

116, 120
Navigation
160, 161 Senate of the U. Š.

180
Navy Department ..
89 Senators, State, No. of, and Terms......

193
Navy List
106 Slaves in the U. S...

187
Navy Officers, Pay of........... ...... 107 Smithsonian Institution..

201
Navy, Vessels of War in ...............

108 South Carolina ...

.......... 268
Navy Pension Agents...........

99 Southern Railroads
Navy Yards, Commanders of
106 Sovereigns of Europe

317
Nebraska Territory

314 Specific Duties. See Imports.
Nebraska Territory, Act establishing.. 132 State Department.....

88
New Hampshire
222 State Elections, &c...,

192
New Jersey ...... ................ 251 State Finances, Debts, &c. ......... 194, 195
New Mexico Territory
313 Steamboat Inspectors

99
Newspapers, Postage on............172-178 Sun, Ephemeris of the ............ 47-52

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New York.

243 Sun's Parallax in Altitude.............. 64
New York, Railroads in......... 205 Supreme Court, U. S........

110
North Carolina
267 Surveyors of Land-Office...

96
Obituary, American, in 1853............. 323 Surveyors General in New Mexico, Kanzas,

1854.
329 and Nebraska

137
Obituary, Foreign, in 1853 and 1854 336 Tennessee

286
Observatories, Latitude and Longitude of 41 Texas ......

.................... 283
Occultations

33 Theological Schools...

....... 290 Tides, Height of Greatest, in 1855........ 7
Oregon Territory

...... 313 Titles and Abstracts of Public Laws ...... 127
Oregon Territory, Postal service in ...... 133 Tonnage of the U. S....

160 - 164
Pamphlets and Magazines, Postage on.... 178 Tonnage, Comparative View of, for 39
Parallax in Altitude of the Sun.......... Years

163
Pennsylvania .

253 Trade, Foreign, Countries of ..... 160
Pension Agents, Army and Navy...... 98, 99 Treasurers, Assistant,..

88
Planets, Signs of the.
3 Treasury Department.

88
Pole Star, Apparent Places of the

53 United States, Seventh Census.......... 188
Population of the Globe ........
316 Utah Territory

313
Population of the U. S. ..... ...... 187, 189 Venus and Mars, Discs of .............. 39
Population of Chief Cities in U. S....... 189 Vermont ..

226
Postage, Rates of Inland......... 172 Vessels and Tonnage from 1815 – 1853 163-164
Postage, Foreign .
..174 - 178 Vessels of War in U. S. Navy

.......... 108
Postage to Oregon and California, Foreign 174 Virginia .

263
Postmasters in Chief Towns and Cities... 90 War Department.

89
Postmasters, Compensation of .. 135, 167, 171 Warehousing System, Act concerning, 130
Post-Office Department .... ..... 90, 164 Washington Territory,

314
Post Office Distributing Offices........90-93 Washington Territory, Postal Service in.. 138
Post-Office Rec's and Expend's in 1852,'53 169 Western Railroads

208
Post-Office Statistics since 1790.... 167 West Indian Governments.

316
Post-Office Revenue...
169 Winds and Clouds

76-83
Presidents of the U.S. .................
87 Wisconsin....

303
Property of States..
195 Young's Refractions.

63
Public Lands, Act to graduate and reduce Zodiac, Signs of the............

4
Price of ..

141

... 200

Ohio ........

...

THE

AMERICAN ALMANAC,

FOR

18 5 5.

PART I.

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THE

AMERICAN

ALMANAC,

FOR THE YEAR

1855,

Being the latter part of the 79th, and the beginning of the 80th year

of the Independence of the United States of America ; the 6568th year of the Julian Period; the latter part of the 5615th, and the beginning of the 5616th

year since the creation of the world, according to the Jews; the 2608th year (according to Varro) since the foundation of

66

Rome;

the 2602d year since the era of Nabonassar, which has been as

signed to Wednesday, the 26th of February, of the 3967th year of the Julian Period, which corresponds, according to the chronologists, to the 747th, and, according to the astron

omers, to the 746th year before the birth of Christ ;
the 2631st year of the Olympiads, or the third year of the 658th

Olympiad, beginning in July, 1853, if we fix the era of the
Olympiads at 7755 years before Christ, or at or about the

beginning of July of the year 3938 of the Julian Period;
the latter part of the 1271st and the beginning of the 12720

year (of twelve lunations) since the Hegira, or flight of Mahomet, which, as is generally supposed, took place on the 16th of July, in the year 622 of the Christian era.

I. CALENDAR AND CELESTIAL PHENOMENA FOR

THE YEAR. .

SIGNS OF THE PLANETS, &c. The Sun.

Mars.

24 Jupiter. The Earth.

Vesta.

h Saturn. DOC The Moon. Juno.

Herschel or Uranus. Mercury.

Pallas.

Neptune. Venus.

Ceres.

* A fixed star. 6 Conjunction, or having the same Longitude or Right Ascension.

Quadrature, or differing 90° in 8 Opposition, or differing 180° in

The ascending, Y the descending node.

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