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amount actually passed into consumption, however, is larger than the total received, as the stock previously in warehouse has been drawn down eloser. This is owing to two causes—the new construction placed upon the warehousing act by the Secretary of the Treasury, whereby merchants lose the privilege of selling their goods in this market if kept in warehouse over one year and the fact that more are required for consumption, the total receipts for the spring trade being much lighter than for last year. The following will show the comparative amount which entered into the channels of trade during the month. The iten noticed as withdrawn from warehouse embraces only the withdrawals for consumption; those withdrawn for reshipment are given in the exports on another page: IMPORTS THROWN UPON THE MARKET AT NEW YORK DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL

Withdrawn Entered direct. from warehouse. Free goods. Specie. 1862..

$8,410,448 $1,256,429 $1,496,449 $327,400 $11,489,798 1851.

8,546,184 1,144,068 555,386 621,665 10,767,803

8,725,401 586,260 1,674,330 1,095,598 12,081,589 It will be seen that while the amount thus passed into consumption during the month is larger than for last year, it is less than the total for April, 1850. This is chiefly owing to the fact that a considerable portion of the gold which crossed the isthmus in that year, was entered here as arriving from a foreign port, while since November 1st, 1850, it has all been classed as domestic produce, and has not been entered among the imports. The total receipts of foreign goods since January 1st are much behind the amount for the corresponding period of either of the last two years, as will be seen by the following comparison :TOTAL IMPORTS ENTERED AT NEW YORK FROM FOREIGN PORTS FOR FOUR WOXTES ENDING

APRIL 30.
Entered direct. Ent'd wareh'se. Free goods. Specie.

Total. 1882..... $33,321,735 $3,933,918 $5,492,792 $1,067,850 $43,816,995 1851.

41,347,851 5,272,414 3,683,602 1,166,656 51,470,523 1850..

33,734,904 4,180,193 4,138,775 3,018,476 45,062,548 The above exhibits a decline in the imports at New York since January 1st of $7,654,228 from the corresponding period of last year, and of $1,246,053 from the amount for the previous year. Of the decline from last year, $2,939,808 were in dry goods, which have fallen off all through the month of April, being $271,295 less than for April, 1851, and $1,607,599 less than for April, 1850, 18 will be seen by the following comparison :

IMPORTS OF DRY GOODS AT THE PORT OF NEW YORK DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL

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Total entered at the port......... $5,533,073 $4,196,769 $3,925,474
We also annex a comparison of the same items for the first four months of
the past three years :-
IMPORTS OF DRY GOODS AT THE PORT OF NEW YORK FOR THE MONTHS OF JANUARY,

FEBRUARY, MARCH, AND APRIL.

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Total thrown upon the market .... $22,258,386 $26,197,745 $23,257,877

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Total entered at the port......... $22,398,370 $26,410,993 $22,561,973 The receipts for duties continue to show a decline from last year, although larger than for the corresponding period of 1850:

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The exports have largely increased from any former year except the last, wha they were swelled by the high prices of cotton:

EXPORTS FROM NEW YORK TO FOREIGN PORTS FOR THE YOXTH OF APRIL.

Dom. produce. For. dutiable. For. free. Specie.

Total 1852..

$4,244,044 $353,262 $67,719 $200,266 $4.865,991 1851.

4,561,770 320,981 59,904 3,482,182 8,434,837 1850..

3,146,151 313,845 1 86,126 290,407 3,936,529 Taķing the whole four months together the shipments from New York shor an excess over any former year, except in the item of specie :

EXPORTS FROM NEW YORK TO FOREIGN PORTS FOR FOUR MONTHS ENDING APBIL $0.

Coal....

Dom. produce. For. dotiable. For. free. Specie.

Total 1862...... $14,329,528 $1,391,008 $288,901 $7,232,761 $23,242,198 1851......

14,276,498 1,355,437 201,539 8,125,013 23,958,487 1850......

11,334,689 1,245,183 338,682 831,563 13,750.111 We continue from last month our table of the exports from New York to foreign ports of some of the leading articles of domestic produce, from January ist to May 15th: 1851. 1852.

1851. 1853 Ashes—pots ....bbls. 7,180 4,318 Naval stores. ... bbls. 128,019 154,371 pearls ....

962

208 Oils—wbale... gals. 509,266 22,465 Beeswax........ lbs. 123,306 107,530 sperm

206,531 188,826 Breadstuffs

lard.

176,748 17,695 Wheat flour., bbls. 203,192 331,944 linseed..

2,264 6,548 Rye flour....

2,755 5,664 ProvisionsCoro meal..

14,996 18,989

Pork... ..bbls. 19,220 14,900 Wheat....bushels 144,261 481,120

Beef..

11,903 20.309 Rye.

212,561 Cut-meats.. ..lbs. 1,984,111 990,0+5 Oats...

757
2,530 Butter

1,259,626 217,947 Barley.

347 Cheese...

2,068,403 339,589 Corn... 460,462 361,440

Lard.

1,529,845 988,168 Candles-mold. . bxs. 17,284 24,036 Rice...

.trcs. 13,378 18.623 sperm.

1,051 867 Tallow..........lbs. 1,007,903 259,537

.tons 1,233 13,469 Tobacco, crude.pkgs. 8,124 9.789 Cotton. ..bales 150,584 209,581 Do. manufact'd... lbs. 1,388,578 1,343,743 Hay 1,180 3,719 Whalebone...

482,254 111,162 Hops.

438 On the whole, the exports of produce exhibit a gratifying increase, eren from the large total for the four-and-a-half months of last year; but this increase is chiefly in breadstuffs and coilon, the shipments of oils and provisions showing a marked decline. The exports of domestic cottons have also largely increased both from Boston and New York, as will be seen by the following comparison: EXPORTS OF DOMESTIC COTTONS FROM JANUARY 1ST to May 20TH.

Boston. New York, Total 1852

...packages 33,024 22,203 55,297 1851..

11,424 23,253

4,677 1850..

11,458 15,901

27.359 1849..

7,789 19,897 During the month the shipments to California have largely increased, and our trade with the Pacific has assumed a more profitable character. Freights have advanced, but a large amount of merchandise is still offering, and unless the San Francisco market should become glutted, the shipments are likely to conttnne, as orders are received by each steamer. The emigration to California from the West, which threatened for a moment to check the rapid growth of some of the new States, is still active, but the places of the gold-hunters are filling with new recruits from Europe, and the country is likely to suffer no la k of the needful bone and sinew to urge on its career of greatness.

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JOURNAL OF BANKING, CURRENCY, AND FINANCE.

FLUCTUATIONS OF STOCKS IN THE BOSTON MARKET,

The Boston Commonwealth in its “money article," publishes from month to month carefully prepared tabular statements of the fluctuations in different stocks. Two of these tables we here subjoin :

FLUCTUATIONS FOR APRIL IN FORTY DIFFERENT STOCKS, SHOWING THEIR HIGHEST AND

LOWEST POINTS, AND THE DATE, WITE THE PRESENT MARKET VALUE, GAIN OR LOSS FOR THE MONTH, AND NUMBER OF SHARES SOLD IN EACH.

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Value From
Stocks.

Highest Day Lowest Day April March 31. Shares
sales. mo. eales.

mo. 30. Gain, Loss. sold. Boston and Lowell. .....

545 1 5374 30 5373

84

4 Boston and Providence.. 90 30 87 3 90 2

238 Boston and Worcester . 102 23 1004 1 102 13

206 Boston and Maine...... 1054 24 1044 9 1055

217 Michigan Central.. .. 100 29 977 1 100

425 Manchester and Lawrence

96 6 957
12 94

67 Vermont and Canada 100 29 981 25 100

540 Fitchburg

1044 2 103 24 1034 Eastern ...

97 2 96 21

97

124 Western

104 30 1024
9 104 1

304 Northern..

649 29
611 1 641 24

237 Concord ..

533 14

533
2 52

1$ 34 Concord and Montgomery. 43 1 42 29 42

312 Cheshire, (old stock) 45 23 45 23 45 1

2 Cheshire, (preferred).. 58 1 58 1 59

4 Old Colony 627 30 61 22 627 4

135 Rutland.

33} 29
294 2 331

226 South Shore.. 10 20 81 7 9

1,560 Sullivan ..

204 29
18 2

210 Reading, (par 50).

394 29
361 7 39

4,291 Wilmington, (par 50).

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30 287 5 31

475 Norfolk County

29 3 257
17 281

1,236 Ogdensburg ..

277 19

244
2 26

3,269 Vermont Central..

204 1
181 16
19

48,816 Vermont and Massachusetts.

204 23

204

1,537 Pittsburg Copper Co....

103 Edgeworth Co..

77 12
5

409 East Boston Co....

22 22

223
1 224

5,309 Canton Co,....

84: 12

757
1 805 55

1,463 Essex Co....

105 30
1 105 7

185 Bapk of Commerce.. 103 28 1018 7 1034 2

226 Bank of North America.. 1024 28 101 3 103 21

35 Faneuil Hall Bank, 1024 29 1002 6 1021 2

91 Exchange Bank 1064 28 106 7 107 2

47 Traders' Bank... 1024 24 1014 14 103 24

43 Ogdensburg 7’s.

95 17

9 951 2 $10,100 Vermont Central 7's

917 15

87
2 907 3

$235,900 Do. 6's, 1856..... 76 30 75 9 76 1

$5,900 Rutland 7's...

93 23 89 5 937 41 $35,000 Norfolk County Bonds.

71 26 67 17 714 24 $50,500 Concord now sells dividend off ($2 per share) at 52 ; therefore there has been a small actual gain in price for the month. There have been no sales of Edgeworth since April 12, rather an unusual feature for that sprightly little fancy; and of Pittsburg Copper not a single sale for the whole month. The sales of Vermont Central are much smaller than last month, when more than 60,000 shares changed hands. This

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937

Date of examination.
1851.....
1850...

Highest loan during the year. $12,287,522

9,468,982

Liabilities of

Directors. $1,511,940

1,336,934

Immediate

Liabilities. $6,571,506 5,912,491

Immediate

Resources $2,179,659

2,036,419

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Increase in 1851.. $2,818,540 $175,006 $659,015 $143,240
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29 7-10 p. ct. 13 1-10 p.ct. 11 1-10 pct.

7 per cent,
The Bank Commissioners have presented the following table, exhibiting a list of
those banks whose capital was increased by the Legislature during the Session of
1851:-
LIST OF THE BANKS TO WHICH AN INCREASE OF THEIR CAPITAL WAS GRANTED BY THE
LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, 1851.

Former

Amoan
Name of Bank. County. Place.

capital Increase. paid in. Boylston

Suffolk... Boston.... $200,000 $50,000 $50,000 Cocbituate

150,000 100,000 Bank of Commerce

750,000 750,000 1750,000 Exchange...

500,000 500,000 500,000 Freeman's

250,000 50,000 50,000 Granite

500,000 250,000 150,000 Shoe & Leather Deal.

750,000 250,000 250,000 Traders'...

400,000 200,000 200,000 Tradesman's..

Chelsea... 100,000 50,000 50,000 Bay State..

Essex.. Lawrence.. 300,000 200,000 100,000 Laightoo,

Lyno..... 100,000 50,000 50,000 Warren..

Danvers .. 120,000

60,000 Prescott..

Middlesex , Lowell.... 100,000 60,000 50.000
Lancaster
Worcester Lancaster .. 125,000

25,000 25,000 Mechanics'.

Worcester. 150,000 150,000 150.000 Quinsigamond.

100,000 50,000 50,000 Worcester

200,000 50,000 50,000 Rollstone...

Fitchburg.. 100,000 100,000 100,000
Milford ..

Milford....
100,000 50,000

50,000 Adams...

Berkshire..
Adams ...

150,000 50,000 35,000 Agricultural

Pittsfield, 150,000 50,000 Lee......

Lee ..... 100,000 60,000 50,000 Bedford Commercial. Bristol..... N. Bedford. 400,000 200,000 200,000 Marine

300,000 200,000 200,000 Merchants

400,0G0 200,000 200,000 Fall River.

Fall River. 300,000 50,000 60,000 Barnstable..

Barnstable.. Yarmouth, 200,000 100,000 100,000

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Total......

$6,995,000 $3,885,000 $3,490,000
The following table contains a list of the new banks incorporated at the last sesion
of the General Court, and the amount of capital paid in :-
LIST OF NEW BANKS CHARTERED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF MASSACQUSETTS, 1851.

When com- Capital paid
County.

Capital. menced.
Faneuil Hall..

Boston....

$500,000 Sept. 2 $500,000 Blackstone. Suffolk. Boston... 250,000 Sept. 8

250,000 Essex.

Essex.. Haverhill 100,000 Nov. 20
Malden..
Middlesex, Malden..., 100,000 Sept. 10

80,000 Cambridge Market... Middlesex , Cambridge. 100,000 Oct. 15

100,000 Hadley Falls.. Hampshire. Holyoke... 100,000 Oct 24

50,000 Westfield. Hampden... Westfield.. 100,000 Sept. 13

55,000 Total.......

$1,250,000

$1,065,000 The aggregate of these tables, added to the previously existing bank capital of the Commonwealth, shows, as we have before stated, the present amount of bank capital in Massachusetts to be $42,820,000, and the number of banks to be 137.

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