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Maury's astronomical expedition to Chili.... 611 Ohio tolls on canals of..

407
May Flower, a Western steamboat..
342 taxes and taxable property of.

408
Medicines, adulterated..

360
revenue and expenses of...

409
Mercantile Miscellanies 135, 249, 355, 471, 583, 692 iron furnaces in...

130
library association of Boston...... 135 production of hogs and cattle in.. 670
biography...
40 Oil manufacture of Cincinnati..

577
law cases....88, 206, 313, 429, 529, 646
Merchant, the considerate..

583

P.
Merchants, liability of commission.
316 Pacific Ocean, railroad to..

..72, 194
Merchandise imported into U.S. in 1848.... 97 Page's new electro dynamic power.

234
deception in the purchase of... 89 Paint, Blake's patent fire-proof..

571
Metals, British trade in...

347 Palmer's Island light-house.
Metalic Sulphurets, commercial importance of 237 Panama Railroad..

25
Mexican Gulf, Cuba, the key of the. 519 Partnerships, law of limited, in Indiana 230
Michigan, public lands in..
105 Passaic River light-house.

460
Millinery and Mantua makers.

463 Passengers arriving at New York in 30 years. 657
Mines, Connecticut copper..
129 Patagonia, wreck off the coast of...

339
ventilation of coal..
346 Patents, law of, a British decision.

316
* of Chili, production of..

681
fees on, in England..,

458
Mining and Manufactures, journal of, 124, 234, 344 Patent office, fees, receipts, and expenses of.. 676
460, 571, 671 Path Finder Railroad Guide...

343, 686
Mining Company on the Potomac..

464 Pennsylvania coal sent to market apnually. 277
Mississippi, hogs slaughtered in...

443

general manufacturing law of.. 124
public lands in....

106
Anaveial condition of...

452
Missouri, hogs slaughtered in..
443 Philadelphia, iron trade of.

274
public lands in....

106

prices of anthracite coal at.. 275
law of debtor ayd creditor in. 61

on tax upon emigrants... 123
Mobile, exports of cotton from...
442 Political economy of machinery..

236
Mortgagee not liable for a mortgagor's debts. 432 Population, progress of, in England.. 639
Molasses, New Orleans export of.
554 Pork, New Orleans export of..

554
Money, circular to receivers of public..., 690 Postage, finance of...

410
Mutual Bank of discount and deposite, plan of 513

of rates of letter.

550
moral and social benefits of.

601
N.

Postal treaty between G. Britain and the U.S 331
Nashna and Epping Railroad..

469 Potomac, large mining company on the...... 464
Nautical intelligence...120, 231, 338, 459, 550, 664 Prairies, what has caused them...

522
Navigation of confluents of Rio de la Plata.. 80 Principals and agents...
law, the new British....

542 Produce received at N. Orleans from interior. 557
of Boston, port...

668 Production and manufacture of cotton.... 492
Neuvitas and Puerto Principe railroad. 38 Promissory notes in the Canadas.........119, 531
Newburyport, ship buildinng at..

320 Prospects of American cotton manufactures 628
New England, population of....
639 Prussian Baltic lights....

234
New Hampshire, cotton, etc., manufactories of 680 Public lands of the United States..

105
banks of....

690
New Orleans, condition of banks of..... 95, 636

Q.
trade and commerce of.. 553 Quantity of gold from the Ural Mountains... 571
receipts of products at... 555 Question of signature to note.....

650
navigation of..

556 Quiltings and ribs, British export of, in 1847–8 219
receipts of cottou & tobacco at 557 Quotations of American stocks in London... 92
New York, railroad legislation, in 1849..... 163-
prices of anthracite coal at...... 275

R.
chamber of commerce, etc..... 415 Rails to connect Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. 616
rates of foreign exchange in.... 211 Railroad, Canal, and Steamboat Statistics. 132
law of insurance cuinpanies... 225

240, 340, 166, 579, 683
imports of sugar and molasses 328

to the Pacific..

.72, 194
sugar trade of...

330
Connecticut River..

134, 244
regulations of banking in.. 116

legislation of New York in 1849.... 163
prices of stocks in.

93

Androscoggin and Kennebeck..... 3-12
imports into the port of, in 1818–9 93

receipts and expenses of Georgia... 242
exports of the port of, in 1848-9. 94

Northern, New Hampshire.. 244
bank dividends.....

Vermont Central..

244
exports and imports of specie... 653

Concord and Claremont..

466
emigrants arriving at, in 30 years 657

receipts on the Fitchburg.

470
statements made by insurance

capital of Massachusetts..

536
companies of.....

662
Boston and Maine.....

579
Ningpo, description, commerce, etc., of. 422

life insurance...

582
North Carolina, commerce and resources of.. 355

corporations, relation of, to public.. 622
Nosshead light-house.......

accidents in Europe....

685
Noles, question of signature to..

.......... 650

capital, reduction of, in England.... 686
0.

Railroads constructed in Cuba....
of Georgia...

340
Oak Island, approach to western bar of. 553

owners of cattle to keep off. 432
Ohio, condition of the banks of......95, 245, 564

of Ohio....

240
receipts of the canals of....

470
in the Island of Cuba.

466
railroads of

240

statistics of British..
public lands in....

105
in Indiana, progress of...

581
prices of agricultural products in. 325

liabilities of......
debts and finances of....

648
389

rules and regulations of N. England 683
annual sales of public lands in.. 390

progress of, in Georgia. ...

684
public works completed & in progress. 395
A turnpike stocks and dividends..

persons employed on, in England.. 685

396 Railways through Europe. ....
railroad and canal stocks and dividends 397 Regular occupation, importance of..

470
State stocks, amounts of issue, &c, of. 402 Regulations, commerc'l. 121, 225, 331, 449, 542, 658

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Regulations of the New England railroads.. 343 | Tonnage duty on Spanish vessels.... 121
Restraints upon trade, enforced by law...... 68

of the U. States, from 1821 to 1848.. 447 %
Revenue of Cuba, from 1828 to 1847... 35 Toulinguet fixed red light...

459
of British post office, from 1838-49. 384 Trade, restraints upon, enforced by law

68
French imposts and...

455
marks, law of......

199
of England in 1848-9.

how to....

473
of the United States.

653 Treasury notes, U. States, outstanding.... 457, 570
laws, treasury explanations of.. 658 Trebizonde, exports and iinports vf, in 1846.. 24
Ribbons, manufacture of....
576 Troy, trade and commerce of....

298
Rice, import of, into Rotterdam...

canal and river commerce of.

302
Ringholmen, light on.....
665 Trusts, action to recover for...

649
Rio de la Plata, navigation of confluents of.. 80
Rocks off Hurl Gate--Santa Maria Island. 459 664

U.
Rotterdain, import of rice into......

United States, commercial cities of....

.50, 298

interest on the loans of the.. 248
8.

coal trade of the....

266, 278
San Joaquin River, sailing directions for..... 459

debts and finances of the...147, 389
Savanilia Railroad to Cuba...

37

report on breadstuffs of.. 356
Scotland, joint stock banks of..

453

warehousing system..... 336
Sequestration of merchandise..

313

registered and enrolled tonnage 326
Sewing, improved machine for...

131

postal treaty between Great
Shanghai, description, commerce, etc., of.... 427

Britain and the ....

331
Shawls and handkerchiefs, British export of 215

treasury circular instructions to
Sheathing metal manufactured at Taunton... 344

collectors, etc., of the cus-
Shilling piece, the seven....

568

toms.... ...121, 122, 124, 658
Ship building in Maine and Newburyport 239, 321

imports of foreign goods into.. 97
Shipping employed in the United Kingdom.. 224

statistics of public lands of.... 105
Shot, new method of manufacturing. 577

formation of the States of the.. 108
Signal, a new shipping...

339
crops of the, in 1848...

110
Slave trade, statistics of the...

324

cotton crop of the... 439, 599
States, area and population of.. 107

imports, exp'ts, tonnage, etc., of 447
Snuff, consumption of..

586

vessels licensed coasting trade of 451
Soda, process for the manufacture of. 345

instructions to receivers of pub-
Southern manufactures..

461
lic moneys of...

457
Spain, commercial code of...

.528, 644

treasury notes outstandiug.,457, 570
tariff of, on cotton goods, etc..

660

banking capital of cities of the. 458
Spanish vessels, tonnage duty on.

121
coinage os, mint, etc

458
Specie, movement of, at New York.

653

regulations for fishing vessels of 231
Spirits in bond in England, of...

549
vessels built in..

510
Siatistics, commercial...97, 215 321, 439, 553, 666

tonnage cle’rd from 1841 to 1848 541
railroad, canal, and steamboat, 132, 240

licensing of yachts in...

548
340, 466, 579, 684

coasting trade, regulations of... 549
Statute of frauds.

502

revenue and expenditure..... 653
of limitations, when it begins to run.. 208

statistics of inventions in...... 672
Steam vessels, the helix, as a propeller of.... 279

inventions of each State of..... 674
force of England...

583 Ural Mountains, quantity of gold from...... 571
66

engine, improvements in the.... 346 Uruguay, decree of, touching imposts on flour 123
Steamers of Cuba....

38
Steamboat navigation of Cincinnati..

468

v.
built in Cincinnati.
469 Vancluse (S. C.) cotton manuf. company..

572
Steel, invention for the manufacture of.... 347 | Vastness of railway works...

685
Sucks, prices of American, in London... 92 Venezuela, ports of the republic of..

450
prices of, in New York...

93

law of debtor and creditor in..... 451
Stock brokers, explanation of terms of 117

new tariff of..

122
Exchange, the London...

351

commerce of Laguayra, in. 669
chronicles and characters of 684 Ventilation of coal mines...

346
constitution and terms of... 689 Vermont Central Railroad..

244
Stoppage in transitu, law of.....

524 Vessels built in U. S. from 1840 to 1847.. 540
St. Petersburg railroad to Moscow..
132 Virginia, history and resources of...

181
Straw cutter, description of a new

131
tobacco trade..

584
Success in business.

363
Sugar, discovery in the manufacture of raw.. 464
export of, from Havana and Matanzas. 561 Wall street stock broker...

117
New Orleans export of....

554 Warehousing system of the United States.... 336
trade of New York and Baltimore.... 330 Watches, manufacture of

576
on
Wealth, no enjoyments for ill-gotten..

136
and molasses, Cuba exports of, 327 Whale Fishery, tonnage of U. S. engaged in.. 326
Sweden, progress of engine factories in. 465 Whisky, New Orleans, export of.

554
Whitney's cotton gin....

633
Wing's Neck light-house..

552
Tapes, cotton, British export of, in 1847-8... 219 Wisconsin, public lands in...

105
Tariff of Venezuela.....

122
Wool, import of, into United States.

213
of Bermuda..

229
new Spanish, on cotton goods, etc.

import and export of, into G. Britain.. 213
660 Wrecker, the philanthropic......

585
Terningen, light on......

665
Thames, light on sea-reach

665

1.
Thread, cotton, British export of, in 1847-8.. 218 Yachts, of the licensing of..

548
Tobacco, New Orleans, export of.

553
Yarn, improved machinery for spinning.

1.29
inspected at Lynchburg..

556
York and Cumberland Railroad...

470
recoived at New Orleans..

557
Yucatan tariff regulations...

123
trade, the Virginian..

584
consumption of...

526

2.
Tolls on the Canadian canals..

134 Zollverein, German, imports and exports of.. 104

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ARTICLES.

ART.

PAGE

I. NOTES ON THE COMMERCE OF THE BLACK SEA. By JOHN P. Brown, Esq., of

the American Legation, residing at Constantinople, Turkey....

19

II. COMMERCIAL LEGISLATION OF NEW YORK IN 1849.-Panama Railroad Steam

Navigation Companies between New York and Havre and New York and Liverpook

General Insurance Law--Law relative to Agencies of Foreign Insurance Companies--

Suits against Foreign Companies-Personal responsibility of stock holders in Bauks-The

Quarantine Question-Tax on Emigrants-Stale Legislation in general. By J. B. Var-

NOM, JR., Esq., Member of the Legislature of New York.....

25

INI, COMMERCE AND RESOURCES OF CUBA.--Exports and Imports for last twenty years

-Yearl y average of same-Periods of five years_Internal administration Customs rev-

enue for last twenty years-Railroads in the Island of Cuba-Agriculture-Exports of

Sugar and Tobacco --Molasses--Copper ore--Vessels arriving and clearing at Poris of the

Island. Translated from the “ Diario de la Marina” for the Merchants' Magazine...... 34

IV. MERCANTILE BIOGRAPHY.-THE LATE JONATHAN GOODHUE....

40

V. COMMERCIAL CITIES AND TOWNS OF THE UNITED STATES.-No. XVII.-THE

CITY OF ALBANY.-First Settlement of Albany-Fur Trade with the Indians and Car

nadiang--Tho center of the military operations of the British Government against the

French in North America-Its rapid increase in Commerce and Population after the

aduption of the Federal Constitution, and particularly after the completion of the Erie

Canal-Its present Trude, Manufactures, and Prospects.....

50

VI. LAW OF DEBTOR AND CREDITOR IN MISSOURI. By CHARLES C. WHITTLENEY,

Esq., of the St. Louis (Missouri) Bar...

61

VII, RESTRAINTS UPON TRADE: CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS WITH RESPECT

TO, WHICH ARE ENFORCED BY LAW. By Hon. BENJAMIN F. PORTER, of Alabama. 68

VIIL RAILROAD TO THE PACIFIC. By Hon. John M. Nilis, lute United States Senator, of

Connecticut.....

72

IX. NAVIGATION OF THE CONFLUENTS OF THE RIO DE LA PLATA. By EDWARD

A. Hopkins, Esq., of Vermont...

80

MERCANTILE LAW CASES.

Endorsing Notes as Sureties, etc..

88

Deception in the Purchase of Merchandise, etc..

89

COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE AND REVIEW:

COMMERCIAL STATISTICS.

Statement of the Quantity and Value of Goods, Wares, and Merchandise imported into the Uni-

ted States for the year ending July 1, 1848..

97-104

Exports and Imports of the German Zollverein in 1846 and 1847...

104

MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS.

Statistics of the Public Lands of the United States...

105

Population, Area, Acres of Land, and Representation of each State..

107

Statistics of Emigration into New York in 1844 to 1849.

108

Estimated Crops of the United States, as per Hon. Edmund Burke's Patent Report....

110

JOURNAL OF BANKING, CURRENCY, AND FINANCE.

A System of Banking Book-keeping: & Review, with Extracts..

111

Act of the New York Legislature relating to unclaimed Bank Dividends..

114

Individual Liability of Bank Stockholders...

115

Controller's Circular relating to Banking in New York..

116

The Wall-street Stock Broker, and the terms " Washing,” “ Long and short," “ Cornering,” etc.. 117

Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes in the Canadas : a new law...

119

NAUTICAL INTELLIGENCE.

Light-House at Hyannis..

120

Nosshead Light-House..

120

Light-House on Execution Rock, at the entrance of Long Island Sound...

121

COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS.

Tonnage Duty on Spanish Vessels : a Treasury Circular..

121

Re-examination and Appraisement of Goods, etc., a Treasury Circular.

122

New Tariff of Venezuela.

122

Commercial Decree of Uruguay, touching the Impost on Flour.

123

Yucatan Tariff Regulations...

123

Philadelphia Board of Trade, on laying a higher Tax upon Emigrant Passengers.

123

Allowance for Drainage on Sugar imported....

124

JOURNAL OF MINING AND MANUFACTURE S.

General Manufacturing Law of Pennsylvania..

124

Connecticut Copper Mines..

129

Improved Machine for Spinning Yarn.

129

Irun Furnaces in Ohio and Kentucky..

130

Improved Machine for Sewing.

131

Description of a New Straw Cutter..

131

California Gold....

131

Method of Soldering Cast Iron with Wrought...

131

RAILROAD, CANAL, AND STEAMBOAT STATISTICS.

Great Russian Railrond from St. Petersburg to Moscow...

132

Canal Steam Navigation.....

133

Toils on Canadian Canals..

134

Connecticut River Railroad...

134

MERCANTILE MISCELLANIES.

Mercantile Library Association of Boston.

135

Iron Warehouse for California....

136

Commercial Value of a Name..

No Enjoyment from M-gotton Wealth..

136

THE BOOK TRADE.

Comprehensive Notices of New Works or New Editions.....

137-142

The Editor of the Merchants' Magazine to his Friends and Patrons with a Portrait ........ 143-144

5* The present number of the Merchants' Magazine, the largest we have ever published, con-

lains 50 per cent more matter than the first pumber, or any succeeding number during the three first

years of its publication.

HUNT'S

MERCHANTS MAGAZINE

AND

COMMERCIAL REVIE W.

JULY, 1849.

Art. 1.-NOTES ON THE COMMERCE OF THE BLACK SEA.

TREBIZOND, one of the southern ports of the Black Sea, is the most important town of Turkey situated on that great inland sea.

The other ports are Heraclea, Sinope, Samsoon, and Batoum, the latter near the Russian frontier of Georgia. The three former places are the ports in which the greater part of the goods and merchandise destined for the interior of Asia Minor are entered, while Trebizond mostly supplies the mountainous countries bordering on Circassia, a great part of Georgia, and Persia. The latter country receives some goods in its southern part through Bussorah, on the Persian Gulf; but by far the greater part of the British wares and cotton manufactures, as well as the sugar and rum which it requires from the new world, are shipped to Trebizond, generally by steam, from Constantinople, and carried thence across the Pylaen Mountains on the backs of horses and mules, through Erzeroum and Kars, to Tabriz, Teheran, and Ispahan. The cheap rate at which the looms of England are able to manufacture our cotton has completely driven ours out of a market in Turkey, especially in the Black Sea; and this must continue to be the case until means are taken to encourage the outlay of capital in the United States in factories of cotton goods. In the East, the excellence and superiority of American cottons are admitted; but the indigent circumstances of the inhabitants induce them to purchase what they can procure cheapest, without any regard to the nature of the article. Some idea of the importance of the commerce of this port will be conceived by the statement that, in 1846, $6,557,835 of manufactures passed through it for Persia, and that $420,500 of the same goods entered it for the consumption of the town and its vicinity. $145,900 of sugar, $84,030 of coffee, and $5,880 of spirits, mostly from New England, via Trieste and Constantinople, were, during the same year, imported for the use of the place. Its exports are of a miscellaneous nature, and during the same period amounted in all to $2,394,370, and the total exports to $8,230,825. What the commerce of the other ports aforementioned amount

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