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AGRICULTURE, MANUFACTURES, MECHANIC ARTS, INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT, COMMERCE, PUBLIC POLICY, AND POLITE

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M. TARVER & H. COBB, Editors & Proprietors.

TERMS—THREE DOLLARS PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE.

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The WESTERN JOURNAL is designed to embrace every subject connected with Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, Mechanic Arts, Mines, and Internal Improvement. .

A portion of the work will be appropriated to Statistics, which will be collected and arranged with reference to the leading subjects contained in the respective numbers.

The development of the vast resources of the valley of the Missis. sippi, and the improvement of the intellectual and social condition of its inhabitants, will be constantly kept in view; and the leading article of each number will be devoted to the advancement of these objects. In attempting to illustrate and give direction to the economy connected with the leading pursuits of the country, the Editors have undertaken more than has been done, or proposed by any other jour. nal with which they are acquainted.

17-Owing to the enlargement of the work, six numbers will heroafter constitute a volume, and a general Index will be made out to an company the 6th and 12th numbers.

de Publishers of Newspapers who will insert the foregoing pros. pectus in their papers, once in three months, will be furnished with

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1.-FINANCIAL PROSPECTS OF THE CURRENT YEAR. - In

fluence of foreign commerce upon the financial condition of the
United States. In what light California gold is to be regarded
as a domestic product. Laws of production and consumption.
Increase in the production and coinage of gold. Present aspect
of the trade between the U. S. and foreign countries. Future
prospects &c.

BY THE SENIOR Editor.
II.—THE TRADE OF THE SOUTHWEST. THE VALLEYS OF

THE MISSISSIPPI AND THE AMAZON. - Observations on
the present condition of trade in the Southwest. Measures ne.
cessary for the improvement of this trade. Products and com-
merce of the valley of the Amazon. Inducements on the part of
the United States to treat for the free navigation of the Amazon
and its tributaries. Exports from Para for the year 1850. Fu-

ture destiny of the Gulf trade. By Lieut. M. F. Maury. III.-LEAD MINES OF WISCONSIN.-History of the lead mines of

Wisconsin, with an account of their products. Average value of
lead produced annually by each individual engaged in mining &c.
FROM A REPORT OF A COMMITTEE OF THE WISCONSIN LEGIS-
LATURE. ...................................................

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IV.-STEAMBOATS OF THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI. - History of
steamboats and steamboat navigation of the Upper Mississippi.

FROM THE MINNESOTA PIONEER.
MINES AND MINING.
Exports of Lead from Galena for six years.

COMMERCIAL STATISTICS.
Statement exhibiting the value of dutiable merchandise re-exported an-

nually, from 1821 to 1851 inclusive, and showing, also, the value
re-exported from warehouses, under the act of August 6, 1816.

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Statement exhibiting the value of foreign merchandise imported, re-ex

ported, and consumed, annually, from 1821 to 1851 'inclusive, and
also the estimated population and rate of consumption, per capita,

during the saine period. ................
Statement exhibiting the total value of imports, and the imports con-

sumed in the U. S., exclusive of specie, during each fiscal year
from 1821 to 1851 ; also, showing the value of the domestic and
foreign exports, exclusive of specie, and the tonnage employed

during the same periods. ............ •
Statement exhibiting the amount of coin and bullion imported and ex.

ported arinually from 1821 to 1851 inclusive; and also the amount
of importation over exportation, and of exportation over importa-

tion, during the same years........
State of consumption of Iron in the U. S., at the dates therein specified,

and of the rate per capita. ....... Statement exhibiting the quantity and value of bar iron, pig iron, and

old and scrap iron, imported annually from 1821 to 1851......... Statement exhibiting the quality and value of bar iron, manufactured by

rolling and otherwise, pig iron and old and scrap, imported an-
nually from 1843 to 1851 inclusive; and also the average cost per
ton and the estimated amount of duties which accrued on each

during the same period. .....
COMMERCE OF ALTON. - Table of articles exported in 1851.

Buildings erected &c. ......

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JOURNAL OF INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS. SOUTHWESTERN RAILROAD, from New Orleans to Jackson, Mi. OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI RAILROAD. Ceremony of breaking

ground at Illinoistown.....................
STE. GENEVIEVE, IRON MOUNTAIN AND PILOT KNOB

PLANK ROAD...
MISSISSIPPI AND ATLANTIC RAILROAD. Movement of the

directors .....................................
HENDERSON AND NASHVILLE RAILROAD..........
WHEELING BRIDGE CASE. Decision of the court ..............
RAILROAD DECISION. Kennard vs. the New Jersey Railroad com-

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LITERARY DEPARTMENT.
WHO ARE OPPRESSORS, AND WHO THE OPPRESSED ?-BY
Mrs. MARY R. Hall, of Keokuk, lowa......

411 A FREE SPIRIT. BY THE JUNIOR EDITOR.......

416 CRITICISM. SELECTED................................. THE POET. FROM THE GERMAN OF GOETHE..............

417 THE NOBLEMAN.... ......................................... 417 NARROW-MINDED UNCHARITABLENESS AND COMPRE

HENSIVE EARNESTNESS. SELECTED. .................. ATALA. From the French of M. VISCOUNT By The Junior EDITOR. 418

DE CHATEAUBRIAND, ..........5 TWILIGHT MUSINGS. By A. M. B. of Tuscumbia, Ala .......... 428 INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE OF THE PRAIRIE INDIANS. By I. J. Cooper, of St. Louis, Mo........

430 WHAT A MINISTER IS LIKE.........

435 THE MISSOURI STATEHOUSE OF JEFFERSON CITY. ......

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