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1tR THE POPULAR DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, AND AN AUTHENTIC RECORD Or FACTS
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

ILLUSTRATED WITH MAPS AND DRAWINGS.

VOL III.

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BOSTON:

PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, BY SAMUEL SMITH,

No. 15, State Street.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.

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Art, I. Becent Improvements in French Nation-

al Instruction, 1

Art. II. Railroads of Massachusetts, No. IV., 49
Arts. III. V. Railroads in France, 64, 145
Arts. IV. VI. Internal Improvements in Penn-
sylvania, 97, 152
Arts. VII. A. History of theBritish Occupation

of Afghanistan, 193,301

Arts. VIII. XIV. The Northeastern Boundary

of the United Suites, 941, 385

Art. IX. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 289
Art. XII. The Oregon Territory, 387

Art. XIII. OrienlaiLiterature, 351

Arts. XV. XVI. French and American Com-
merce, 481, 529
Art. XVII. Tho War between Great Britain

and China, 531

Miscellany.

Lorenzo Stark, 22,75,116

Natural History of the Pacific, 32

Isle of Man, 35

Causes of Death in England and Wales, 83

Military Organization of China, 123

Early History of Russia, ]■>:

Worains under Atmospheric Pressure, 127

Public debt of Spain, 129

Statistics of Frflucution in England and Wales, 131

Newly arranged English Prisons, 133, 327

English Expedition to the Niger, 154

dumtuple Treaty for the Suppression of the

Stave Trade, 162

Calculating Machines, 169

New Arrangement of Steam Motive Power, 175

Improvement in Steam Navigation, 176

Little Western Steamboat, 178

Artesian Well at Gienelle, 179

Stone cut by Machinery. The Iron Mason, 180

Photographic Portraits, 180

The Dead Sea, 180

New Method of Arming Ships, 181

The Apocryphal Napoleon, 224

United Stales' Exploring Expedition, 259

Recollections of Pekin, 262

Births, Deaths, and Marriages in England, 267

New Composition for caulking Ships, 271

Lace weaving Machine, 272

Biax/and's Submarine Propeller, 273

Vofuico-Electrical Experiments in Water, 275

New Lithographic Process, 275

New Edition of the New Testament, 276

Monument to Sir Walter Scott, 277

Relations of the United Statos and Mexico, 307

The Now Custom House at New York, 320

Axles of Locomotive Engines, 328

New Guns in War Steamers, 329

Galvanic Gilding, 329

The Treaty of Washington, 358

Earthquake at St. Domingo, 363

Atlantic Steam Navigation, 368

Smokeless Argsnd Furnace, ' 369

New Patent Composing Machine, 371

Goe, 372

Visit to the Coal Pits, 468

Hand Locomotive Carriage, 469

Western Coast of Africa, 487

Kosseir in Egypt, 489

Mines of Alinaden in Spain, 502

French Post Office, 505

Camels in India, 505

Pskia, 507

St. Rollox Chimney, y>8

Solor Eclipse of 1842, 5|o

Khouds in India, 514

Valuation of Property in England and Wales, 515

Hospital of Invalids in Paris, 516

Progress of Constitutional Government in Prus-

sia, 549

The Glaeiarum, «yj2

Chronoloot, Events, Facts, And Miscella-
Neous Information.

July 11, 1841. V. 8. Ship Poacock wrecked in

Columbia River, gj

Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Chinese Affairs, 40, 89, 135

'" Burmese Affairs, 40

"" Texian Expedition to Santa Fe, 44

Nov. Tabasco and Yucatan, 43 90

"22. Steamship Forth, 41

. " 23. Light Gold Coins in Groat Britain, 41

Dec. 1. Russia and Circassia, 41

"10. Mexico. Congress and Population, 43

"11. Bonk Circulation for four weeks of

Groat Britain, 43

"20. Patent Office at Washington robbed. 45

"21. British Navy, '43

"26. Opening of Spanish Cortes, 42

"27. Presentment of U.S. Bank quashed, 45

"30. Opening of French Chambers, 42

"30. Lord Ashburlon appointed Ambassa-

dor to U. S., 42

Report of U. 8. Land Office, 46

""Patent" 93

Commerce of U. States in 1841, 333

_ . .". „" "for fifteen years past, 334

British Revenue for 1841, 137

Income and Expenditure of G. Britain, in detail, 470

British Post Office in 1840,1841, 139

Emigration from Great Britain in 1840, 137

Public Debt of Holland, 140

Commerce of Cuba for 1841, 90

Statistics of Australia in 1841, 277

Iron annually produced in Europe, 187

British West India Steam Packets, SO

Jan. 1842. Organization of State Governments, 45

"" Congressional Proceedings, 91

"1. Banks of Maine, 91

"11. Population of Holland, 139

"10. Gov. Sir Charles Bagot in Canada, 44

"10. French Diplomatic Quarrels, 141

"10. Mob at Cincinnati, 45

"12. King of Prussia in England, 137

"21. Bank Circulation for four weeks, of

Great Britain, '137

"22. Rhode Island Constitution, 46

"25. Baptism of Albert Edward, Princo of

Wales, 135

"29. Doalh of Senator Dixon of R. Island, 138

"30. Expenses of French Public Schools, 138

"31. French Finance. Budget for 1843, 141

Feb. Rhodo Island Constitution, 91

Congressional Proceedings, 93

"3. Opening of Parliament, 138

"4. King of Prussia left England, 138

"8. Dinner in Boston to Charles Dickens, 91

"14. Debate on Creole Case in House of

Lords, jag

"14. Revolution in Portugal, 142

"16. Lord Ashburton sailed for U. States, 138

"17. Sir Robert Peel's new Sliding Scale

adopted, 139

"19. Ratification of Quintuple Treaty, 180
"25. Opening of the Norwegian Straining, 186

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