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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ABTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

VOL. V.

HISTORICAL REGISTER OF 1850-CONCLUDED.

Chap. 1.—United States — Public sentiment - Anticipated collision with

Texas-Mr. Webster's letter-President's message-Governor Bell's mes.
sage-Passage of the Texas boundary bill by the Senate - Protest—Ter-
ritory of New Mexico-Wilmot proviso--Non-intervention............
Chap. 2.-Action of the House of Representatives on the boundary bill —

Question on its rejection-Amendments of Mr. Boyd and others-Passage
of the bill, including the bill for New Mexico-Admission of California-
The Utah bill-Amendments—Considerations relative to the acquisition of

new territory—The importance of California-Boundaries, &c. .........

Chap. 3.—The fugitive slave bill — Remarks of General Cass-Mr. Dayton-

Debate by Messrs. Berrien, Chase, Winthrop, Butler, &c.—Passage in the

Senate—Vote in the House The bill abolishing slavery in the district of

Columbia-Debate in the Senate-Motion of Mr. Mason-Amendment of

Mr. Seward-Police regulations of the South—The passage of the bill in

the two houses...........

Chap. 4.-Close of the session-Laws relating to California and Oregon-

Distribution of public lands-Donations of public lands-Mineral lands-

Consequences of compromise measures-Agitation continued-fugitive

slaves-Opinions on both sides—Arrest of fugitives—State of political

parties—Georgia—Alabama-Mississippi—South Carolina-Nashville con-

vention-Union meetings, &c.......................................

Chap. 5.-Action of Texas on the boundary proposition-Acceptance—The

President's message in relation to Nicaragua—Mr. Clayton's views

Difficulties with Portugal-Arrival of Amin Bey-Second session of the

thirty-first Congress—President's message and reports of secretaries-Rail-

road to the Pacific-Removals from office--Correspondence with Austrian

minister.........................................................

Chap. 6.—Mexico-Yucatan--Finances of Mexico-Election of President-

Political condition of the country-Central America—The canal project-

Guatemala-Costa Rica-Difficulties with Nicaragua--South America-

Buenos Ayres—Treaty with France-Peru-Chili-Venezuela-Brazil —

Abolition of slave trade-Resources, &c.—West Indies,.................

Chap. 7.-Africa—Kaffir war-Exploration in Africa-French-English-

American missionaries, Interior of Africa-Mail steamers to Western

Africa—The coast blockade-Slave trade-Liberia—Egypt-Asia-China,

Persia-India, &c. ...............................................

Chap. 8.-Europe-General review-Political influences and parties in Eu-
rope—Italy—Rome-Piedmont-Lombardy - France — President's mes-
sage-State of parties-Revision of the constitution—Great Britain-Open-

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· ing of Parliament-Marshal Haynau—The world's fair-The Roman

Catholic hierarchy, &c.—Germany-London protocol-Contest between

Austria and Prussia—The Duchies-Hesse Cassel-Conference at Dresden-

131

CHRONICLE OF EVENTS AND INCIDENTS:.....

.... 156–179
Among which are—Death of General Taylor-Great fire in Philadelphia

-Presidential succession-Assault by a lady_Circassian war-Koh-i-noor
diamond-Old tortoise-California news—The wreck of the Elizabeth-
Calhoun statue-Chinese geography—Roman Catholic archbishops in
America—Æronautics-Battle of Idstedt-Distinguished arrivals—Intelli-
gence from the Northern seas-American colleges-American farming-
Duel in France-Bathing-Riot in California-Execution of Professor
Webster-Arrival of Jenny Lind-Scientific association-Fugitive slaves-
of Mount Blanc— The great Britannia bridge-The telegraph in Europe
Overland emigration-Murders-Collision at sea-Ascent-Heroic feat at
Niagara-Earthquake-Rights of women-Destruction of a Turkish man

of war-Arctic expedition-Sandwich Islands, &c., &c.

OBITUARY NOTICES.........

180

Including notices of—Rev. Dr. Judson-Hon. S. S. Prentiss-Neander-
Sir Robert Peel-Duke of Cambridge—General Taylor-Adam Ramage .
Mrs. White - Countess D'Ossoli — M. Balzac — Louis Philippe-John
Duke Inman-Bishop Bascom-Archbishop Signay-Queen of Belgium-
of Palmella—Margaret De Franconi-Charles Rottman-Judge Doug-
las—Bishop Inglis Dr. Sereno E. Dwight-Jno. McDonough - Hon.
Samuel Young-Commodore Jacob Jones—Colonel Richard M. Johnson-
General Bem-Constantine Beelin-Samuel Bell—Maxwell, the author-

General Wall, &c.

APPENDIX TO CHRONICLE.......

STATISTICS :

Commerce and navigation of the United States.......

► 193

Articles imported............

194

Tea importations into the United States...

“ exportations from China.....

Coffee importations into the United States for sixty years,

" the crop raised in all countries........

197'

Wines-importations of ..

197

Iron imported into the United States for seven years

198

Cotton goods imported ...

199

Domestic and foreign exports from the United States..

Manufactured goods exported.....

Bread stuffs

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Lead—Shipments of for five years ...

202

Cotton crop of the United States......

202

Anthracite coal sent to market for thirty years....

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Rufus King, by Charles King, LL.D...

· 336

Philip Schuyler....................

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The valley of Mexico, (by M. L. Smith)

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Battle of Marengo......... cm......

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Health . ...... ............

..... 365 :

Observations on the currency, tby S. D. Ingham) ..

Antiquity of the sugar canesa...

The painter of Genoa. ; ...................

378..

Remarkable hospitality...

- 382 :

My little girls (by Mrs. Coleman)...

...... : 385 ,

: Poetry by Barry Cornwall........

.... : 3872

... The telegraph (contributed) ......

Biography of Perkins.....

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Charaeter of Dr. Franklin.

.:.in...... ..::::: 394...

*.:.::...,6.,of: Gregory VII.......

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..The Requiem..........

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DocumeNTS AND STATE PAPERS:
The annual message of President Fillmore....

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3. Report of the Secretary of the Treasury......

Do. of the Secretary of the Interior.....

Do. of the Postmaster General.........

Do. of the Secretary of the Navy.....

Dą. 'of the Secretary of War.........

Do. of Major General Scott.........

• Do.: of the Commissioner of Indian affairs.

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:: Do. of the Commissioner of the land office ::

: Do of the Bureau of navy yards, &c. .......

. .. Correspondence of the Secretary of State with the Austrian mimster........ 525: . ,'

The boundary of Texas-Proclamation of the President................"

* 5372,

Lists of agts passed by the thirty-first Congress................

Opinion of the Attorney: General on the fugitive slave law.......

Acts of Vermont and Ohio, in relation to do...............

550. ..

Preamble and resolutions pf the Nashville convention..........

Report of Mr. Clayton on Central America. ..........

Bounty land bill. ............... ..............

Slave trade in Brazil....... .......

..574 1

Dispatch from the Arctic expedition.........

Extract from the message af Louis Napoleon......

Speech of the Queen of Great Britain..........:

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Letter of Mr. Webster, relative to Kossuth.....

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.::. Dò. of the President of. Likerja..ss wier.Meninos como stovien 3:1:586 :

Cheap postage law

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.: Declarations by the Unionists of the South on the subject of slavery...... 593.::

Index to Vol.5G.......................................ric. 1. $973

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