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vessels. vessels. 265,666 375,825 87,733 196,321 36,792 6,848 135,799 2,290

4,080 1,502 104,081 38,588 4,414,687 8,736,579

143,367 118,570

1,200

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Whither exported. Hanse Towns Holland.... Dutch East Indies Duitch West Indies. Dutch Guiana .. Belgium. England.. Scotland Ireland. Gibraltar.. Malta... Mauritius, British East Indies... British West Indies. British Honduras British Guiana ... Canada... Brit. American Colonies France on the Atlantic. France on the M'diter'an French West Indies.... French Guiana .... Bourbon. Spain on the Atlantic.. Spain on the Mediteran Teneriffe & oth. Canaries Manilla & Philippine Is. Cuba Other Spanish W. Indies Portugal Madeira. Fayal & other Azores.. Cape de Verd Islands.. Italy generally.. Sicily.. Sardinia. Trieste, &c... Turkey, Levant, &c.... Hayti.... Mexico. Central Republic, S. A. New Grenada...... Venezuela... Brazil... Cisplatine Republic.... Argentine Republic.... Chili... Peru................ China.. S. America generally.. Asia generally Africa generally South Seas, &c. Sandwich Islands.

Free of

Paying duties duty. ad valorem, Total. 306,269 335,222 641,491 13,635 270,419 284,054 31,500 11,640 43,140 122,031 16,058 138,089

131 5,451 5,592

5,620 136,999 142,619 5,829,817 2,321,449 8,151,266

261,937 261,937

1,200 1,200 27,974 24,555 52,529 5,445 6,793 12,238

2,976 2,976 93,101 82,383 175,484 115,421 44,528 159,949 7,545 16,817 23,362

33 3,701 3,734 999,974 1,093,332* 2,093,306

199,048 662,182 861,230 2,606,805 207,863 2,814,668

19,636 115,757 135,393 6,683 14,019

20,702 84 617

651 501 2,374 2,875

1,075 1,075 106,543 30,929 137,472 5,639

5,639 4,500 2,500 7,000 1,017,137 267,710 1,284,847 14,189 43,020 57,209

4,996 4,996 7,176

7,176 160 895

1,045 1,286 1,151 2,437 90,788 36,618 127,406 3,383 4,810 8,193 1,003 18,398 19,401 58,473 172,421 230,894 44,747 20,782 65,529

266 167,652 167,918 8,337 558,756 567,093

741 38,348 39,089 12,113 521,008 533,121 144,155 45,591 189,746 485,633 138,327 623,960

12,931 147 13,078 349,278 65,638 414,916 24,555 261,873 286,428

1,662 20,676 22,338 146,302 183,040 329,342 35,698 5,017 40,715

1,375 1,375 69,629 35,654 95,283 7,387 58,445 66,832 381

381

4,630

51,353 1,176 11,683 555

2,976 175,484 64,826 95,128 19,890 8,472

1,940 1,794 945,163 1,148,143

82,703 778,527 2,696,139 118,529

82,949 52,451 4,202 16,600

651 2,875

1,075 106,543 30,929

6,638

7,000 1,279,244 5,603 52,679

672 4,394 7,176 1,045

2,437 106,889 20,517

3,000 5,193

2,635 16,766 105,885 125,009

65,529 152,906 15,012 619,370 47,728

38,143 946 509,205 23,916 182,332 561,395 62,565

12,500 578 384,085 30,891 285,664

18,831 3,507 321,814 7,628 40,714

1,376 94,182 1,101 65,832

381

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Total

13,145,326 8,552,967 21,698,293 14,522,150 7,176,143

Entitled to drawback..

1,574,269 1,574,269 Not entitled to draw ba'k 13,145,326 1,311,992 14,457,318 From warehonse......

5,666,706 5,666,706

888,195 686,074 9,731,679 4,728,639 3,902,276 1,764,430

Includes goods amounting to $202,119; the respective value of each kind could not be ascer tained, the returns being informal.

VALUE OF IMPORTS FROM EACH FOREIGN COUNTRY.

VALUE OF MERCHANDISE IMPORTED INTO UNITED STATES FROM EACH FOREIGN COUNTRY,

FREE OF DUTY AND PAYING DUTIES, DISTINGUISHING THE AMOUNT IMPORTED IN FOR-
EIGN AND AMERICAN VESSELS, FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1851.
Free of Paying

In American

In foreign Whence imported.

duty. duties.

Total.
vessels.

vessels. Russia...

$36,344 $1,356,438 $1,392,782 $1,007,981 $384,801 Prussia

20,542 20,542 15,392 5,150 Sweden and Norway..

581

966,656 967,237 161,069 806,168 Swedish West Indies.. 19,587 9,414 29,001 28,654

347 Danish West Indies... 16,096 219,798 235,894 203,055 32,839 Denmark...

38,887 38,887

38,887 Hanse Towns..

297,949 9,710,415 10,008,364 5,098,915 4,909,449 Holland...

383,917 1,668,789 2,052,706 771,761 1,280,945 Dutch East Indies.. 208,356 201,792 410,148 410,148 Dutch West Indies..

38,970 533,500 572,470 539,501 32,969 Dutch Guiana.

89,673 89,673 89,673 Belgium....

6,840 2,371,790 2,377,630 1,840,031 537,599 England.

2,283,452 88,328,786 90,612,238 65,984,122 24,628,116 Scotland

3,097 2,996,613 2,999,710 1,745,368 1,254,342 Ireland

1,104 234,894 235,938 26,589 209,349 Gibraltar.

465 73,139 73,604 13,292 60,312 Malta.. 248 25,919 26,167

12,805 13,362 British East Indies.... 54,677 3,281,658 3,336,335 3,309,967 26,368 Cape of Good Hope 1,300 121,923 123,223 121.663

1,560 British Honduras...... 18,258 156,268 174,526 143,751 30,776 British Guiana ...

25,904 18,309 44,213 40,517 3,696 British West Indies... 302,280 701,591 1,003,871 533,043 470,828 Brit. American Colonies. 160,367 1,576,284 1,736,651 210,270 1,526,381 Other British Colonies.

132
132

182 Canada ...

1,529,685 3,426,786 4,956,471 2,360,174 2,596,297 France on the Atlantic. 397,164 29,391,960 29,789,124 28,153,261 1,635,863 France on M'diterrane'n

3,538 1,922,891 1,926,429 775,308 1,151,121 French Guiana...... 11,000 17,948 28,948 28,948 French West Indies... 18.914

3,995 22,909 14,146 8,763 Spain on the Atlantic.. 4,807 446,990 451,797 229,269 222,528 Spain on Mediterranean 10,383 1,700,393 1,710,776 1,071,076 639,700 Teneriffe & oth. Canaries

27,718 27,718 11,301 16,417 Manilla & Philippine Is. 20,582 1,234,106 1,254,688 1,181,225 73,463 Cuba

661,172 16,385,759 17,046,931 15,615,957 1,430,974 Other Spanish W. Indies 175,087 2,305,242 2,480,329 2,220,132 260,197 Portugal

150 367,398 367,548 26,480 341,068 Madeira.

102,419 102,448 88,846 13,602 Fayal & other Azores.. 22,793 10,059 32,852 32,122

730 Cape de Verds..

681
1,169
1,850

1,850 Italy

23,032 2,028,865 2,051,897 1,148,298 903,599 Sicily.

3,866 822,058 825,924 423,907 402,017 Sardinia

250
2,552 2,802

121 2,681 Trieste, &c.

9,862 720,926 730,788 47,210 683,578 Turkey

10,195 891,041 901,236 718,392 182,844 Hayti..

1,315,689 574,279 1,889,968 1,664,591 225,377 Mexico..

1,111,659 693,120 1,804,779 1,446,095 358,684 Central Republic, S. A. 26,621 123,335 149,856 137,424 12,432 New Grenada.

518,523 177,083 695,606 627,284 28,322 Venezuela....

1,481,946 898,349 2,380,295 2,037,576 342,719 Brazil..

8,889,131 2,636,173 11,525,304 8,891,582 2,633,722 Cisplatine Republic... 1,560 17,554 19,114

19,114 Argentine Republic... 101 3,265,281 3,265,382 1,915,289 1,350,093

76,821 2,657,925 2,734,746 2,734,746 Peru...

48,085 46,648 94,733 63,574 31,159 Equador

806 75,886 76,692 76,692 s. America generally.. 39,700

129 39,829 10,200 29,629 China....

4,638,170 2,426,974 7,065,144 6,413,206 651,938

29

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STATEMENT OF THE COMMERCE OF EACH STATE AND TERRITORY, FROM JULY 1, 1850, TO JUNE 80, 1851.

-VALUE OF EXPORTS.

VALUE OF IMPORTS.

States.
Maine
New Hampshire
Vermont.
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut..
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania..
Maryland.
District of Columbia.
Virginia
North Carolina.
South Carolina.
Georgia....
Florida
Alabama,
Louisiana
Mississippi
Tennessee.
Missouri
Ohio
Kentucky
Michigan.
Illinois
Texas
California

Total of
Domestic Produce.

Foreign Produce.

American
In American In foreign

In Ameri- In foreign

& foreign In American In foreiga
vessels.

vessels. Total. can vessels. vessels. Total, produce. vessels. vessels. Total.
$1,251,391 $266,096 $1,517,487 $26,959 $6,992 $33,951 $1,551,438
1,287

$968,061 $208,529 $1,176,590
3,662 4,949

4,949 44,682 13,346 58,028
761,712
761,712 304
304 762,016 691,268

691,268
7,707,995 2,149,542
222,567

9,857,537 1,931,664 663,481 2,495,145 12,352,682 23,117,834 9,597,493 32,715,327
837 223,404 14,373

14,373 237,777 295,209 15,421 310,630 419,924 13,970 433,894

184

185 434,078 320,858 22,136 • 342,994 139 51,698,245 16,406,297 68,104,542 11,403,676 6,498,801 17,902,477 86,007,019 106,568,635 34,977,903 141,546,538 139

139
4,138,261

1,111 1,111
963,708 5,101,969 228,830 25,237 254,067 5,356,036 11,541,212 2,627,549 14,168,761
3,732,315 1,684,488 5,416,798 198,137 20,851 218,988 5,635,786 5,662,066
72,560

988,579 6,650,645
72,560

72,560 80,527

286 1,550,738 1,536,706

80,813 3,087,444 2,624

2,624 3,090,068 227,339 325,594 236,482

652,933 190,266 426,748 4,347

4,347 431,095 125,978 80,953 206,931 8,354,698 6,961,880 15,316,578

15,316,578 1,646,915 434,397 2,081,312 5,224,518 3,984,861 9,158,879 360 750

1,110 9,159,989 404,477 317,070 721,547 2,519,319 1,420,591 3,939,910

262

262 3,940,172 38,875 56,122 94,997 11,641,695 6,887,129 18,528,824

18,528,824 43,736 369,710 413,446 88,022,609 18,945,404 53,968,013 388,265 57,685 446,950 54,413,963 10,134,465 2,393,995 12,528,460

845

845
64,761

64,761
622,039

622,039
187,158 207,967 395,125

395,125 586,460 99,871 686,331
213,576

213,576
92,816 90,632 183,448 5,894 2,084 7,978 191,426 182,146

182,146
98,249 16,087 114,336

114,336

3,609 1,048

4,657 75,422 76,422

75,422 62,745 81,970 94,715 2,225 11,806

13,631 187,924,589 68,758,179 198,689,718 14.205,617 7,176,148 21,881.760 218,071,478 163.680,543 62,674,889 216,224,932

Total.

COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS.

BRAZILIAN CONSULAR REGULATIONS. The Emperor of Brazil has ordered the execution of the following regulations, defining the exemptions and functions of foreign consular agents in the empire, and the formalities to be observed in taking possession of, and in administering to, the property of deceased subjects of their respective nations, in case of reciprocity.

Art. 1. Consular agents—that is to say, foreign consuls and vice consuls in the empire, having obtained the imperial exequatur for their nominations—shall freely exercise the functions of an administrative character proper to their charge, which, without detriment to the laws of the country, may have been imposed upon them by their governments.

They are free to favor and promote the lawful navigation and Commerce of their fellow-countrymen; to protect the same against illegal measures; to assist them in their just pretensions before the local authorities; to appeal, in case of justice being Jenied on the part of the latter, to the imperial government through the medium of the diplomatic agent of their nation, or directly, if there should not be any; to set forth, by said means, the measures that have been adopted which may affect or tend to injure the Commerce and navigation of their country; and, finally, to perform other administrative acts—such as to receive the declarations, protests, written affidavits, and other documents which may be presented to them by the captains of vessels belonging to their nation; to authenticate the same; to issue certificates; to draw up maritime and marriage contracts between their own countrymen; and other acts of this character, according to the regulations of instructions of their governments

. ART. 2. As soon as a foreigner, domiciled in Brazil, dies intestate, having no wife in the land, nor heirs recognized as such present, to whom would belong the right of taking possession, as head of the family, in order to take an inventory and portion out the estate, or even with a will, if the heirs should be foreigners and happen to be absent likewise, the judge of probate for deceased persons and absentees shall proceed, with the respective consular agent, to take possession of the estate, the custody of which to be intrusted to said agent; the above mentioned judge causing at first an ex-officio inventory to be taken, which proceeding must take place in the presence of the consular agent aforesaid.

This intervention on the part of consular agents shall not take place when any heir recognized as such happens to be a Brazilian citizen, even though he should be absent.

Art. 3. The inventory being concluded, the effects belonging to the estate shall be intrusted to the administration and liquidation of the consular agent, who will not be at liberty to dispose of the same or the proceeds thereof, nor to deliver them to the legitimate heirs, until it is ascertained-preceding notices having been published in the newspapers immediately after taking possession—that no creditor to said estate has appeared within the period of one year, nor any judicial question been pending in the meanwhile in regard to it, nor the duties to which said estate was subject by the laws of the empire been left unpaid. In order to ascertain whether the payment of duties is required or not, it will be necessary for the consular agent to show, by satisfactory documents duly authenticated, what is the degree of kindred between the deceased and his heir or heirs.

Art. 4. At the expiration of the year mentioned in the foregoing articles, there being no judicial question pending in regard to the estatem--the fiscal duties having been paid, or it being ascertained that the payment of such is not required—the consular agent shall be at liberty to dispose of said estate, and transmit the proceeds of the same to those who have a right to it, according to his instructions, being then considered by the tribunals of the country as the representative of the heir or heirs, to whom he will be alone responsible.

Art. 6. If there be evidence of debts, or questions pending affecting only a portion of the estate, the provision of the preceding article may, at the expiration of one year, and on the fulfillment of the requisitions of the 3d article, be carried out in regard to that portion which is unincumbered and free, a public deposit being previously made of a sum of money covering the amount of the debt or question pending, or a reserva tion made for the object embraced in said question.

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ART. 6. If any foreigner domiciled in Brazil die under the circumstances mentioned in the 2d article of this regulation, in a place were there is no consular agent of his nation, the judge of probate for deceased persons and absentees shall proceed to take possession and make an inventory of the estate, in presence of two trustworthy witnesses belonging to the nation of the deceased, and, for want of such, in the presence of two merchants or property holders of respectability, either of whom becoming administrators for the settlement of the estate until some provision shall have been made in regard to the disposition of the clear and undisputed proceeds accruing from it

. Art. 7. In the case alluded to in the forgoing article, it shall be the duty of the judge of probate to transmit, within the period of fifteen days after having been notified of the death of any foreigner in his district under the circumstances mentioned in the 3d article, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, accompanied by a certificate of the death, an account of the age, residence, place of birth, profession, and what has been ascertained in regard to the property and relatives of said foreigner, in order that the minister aforesaid may communicate with the respective legation or consular agent in regard to disposing of the unincumbered portion of the estate,

Art. 8. In the case alluded to in the 6th article, neither the consular agent nor the administrators shall have power to discharge any of the debts of the deceased without the authority of the judge of probate, who is not to order payment of the same with: out consulting the consular agent or the administrators.

Exception to be made for the expenses of the fuperal, which shall at once ble authorized by the aforesaid consul, if possible, or by the competent authorities of the district, with a regard to the capabilities of the estate.

Art. 9. When a deceased foreigner has been a partner in any mercantile firm, or is indebted to merchants for considerable sums of money, it will be necessary to proceed according to the provisions of the 309th and 310th articles of the commercial code. To the judge of probate for absentees, and to the respective consular agent, will alone belong the right of taking possession of the unincumbered portion still appertaining the estate. The consular agent, however, may, in the terms of the article aforesaid

, require whatever may fall to the benefit of the same.

Art. 10. In those cases when, according to the 6th article of these regulations, administrators to the unclaimed estates of foreigners are appointed, they shall receive, if they require it, the per centage established by the laws of the empire for the curs tors of such estates, and the emoluments of the judge of probate shall be determined in the same way.

Art. 11. When a foreign consular agent dies, his estate shall be taken possession of in the same manner as it is customary with members of the diplomatic corps, unlees the consular agent has been engaged in some kind of business in the country; because in this case it will be necessary to proceed according to the general rule.

Art. 12. When a foreign vessel is wrecked on the coast of Brazil, and at a place where there is consular agent of the respective nation, the latter may take whatever measures he shall deem proper for the safety of such vessel

, her cargo, and appurte nances, without interfering with the local authorities in their right to succor those who have been shipwrecked; to preserve order; to secure the interests of the owpers of the vessel and cargo, as well as those of the public treasury; to authenticate the idrettory; to identify the effects which were on board the wreck, and have the same depas ted in the custom-house; and to intervene in all such circumstances that may attach suspicion to the proceedings of the captain, pilot, or any other person who may bare bad charge of the wrecked vessel.

Art. 13. Foreign consular agents shall exercise the authority of judges and arbiteri in all questions relating to the wages of the crews, and in all civil questions which way arise between their own countrymen composing said crews; between the captains al different vessels belonging to their nation; and in suits of a commercial character between their fellow-citizens, when the latter do not prefer to have recourse to the af thorities of the empire, and there are not found involved in such questions tie rights of any inhabitants of the empire belonging to a different nation.

Art. 14. It is incumbent upon consular agents to take cognizance, according to their regulations, of such crimes as are committed on board vessels belouging to their nation, by members of the crew against one another during the voyage, provided that neither the offender nor the injured party are subjects of the empire ; because in sati case, although they may coustitute part of said crew, the local authorities will have the exclusive right of taking cognizance of such crime.

Art. 16. When foreign merchant vessels find themselves in any of the parts a Brazil, the criminal and competent jurisdiction of their respective consular agents cha!

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