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MERCHANTS MAGAZINE

AND

COMMERCIAL REVIEW.

CONDUCTED BY FREEMAN HUNT,

EDITOR OF THE LIBRARY OF COMMERCE, ETC.; CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN AND LONDON

STATISTICAL SOCIETIES; MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ; HONORARY
MEMBER OF THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS OF NEW YORK, PHILA:
DELPHIA, BOSTON, BALTIMORE, LOUISVILLE, CHARLESTON, AND

CINCINNATI, ETC.

VOLUME TWENTY-SIX.

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, INCLUSIVE, 1852.

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New York:
PUBLISHED AT 142 FULTON STREET.

1852.

CONTRIBUTORS

TO THE TWENTY-SIXTH VOLUME OF THE

MERCHANTS' MAGAZINE AND COMMERCIAL REVIEW.

JACOB ABBOTT, A. M., Author of various works, of New York.
David M. BALFOUR, Esq., Merchant, of Massachusetts.
WILLIAM C. BARTLETT, Esq., of Ohio.
John P. Brown, Esq., of the United States Legation, Constantinople, Turkey.
M. Louis CHITTI, late Professor of Political Economy in Brussels.
JOSEPI B. COLLINS, Esq., President of the New York Mutual Life Insurance Company.
STEPHEN COLWELL, Esq., of Pennsylvania.
O. F. McCay, Professor in the University of Georgia.
HENRY GASSETT, Esq., Merchant, of Massachusetts.
Enoch HALE, Jr., of New York.
ROBERT HABE, M. D., Professor of Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania, and

Associate of the Smithsonian Institute.
E. A. HOPKINS, Esq., of New York.
David R. JAQUES, Esq., of New York,
Rev. JOHN P. Knox, of St. Thomas.
E. P. SMITH, Esq., of New York.
RICHARD SULLEY, Esq., of New York.
J. W. Scott, Esq., of Ohio.
Hon. GEORGE TUCKER, Author of the “Progress of Wealth and Population in the

United States," &c., of Pennsylvania.
HENRY D. A. Ward, Esq., of Michigan, and
FREEMAN Hunt, Editor and Proprietor of the Merchants' Magazine.

To find imports and exports of different places, see name of country, State, port, or city, in index.

INDEX

TO VOL.

XXVI.,

..... 479

A.

| Banking law of Illinois, free...

Action on a promissory note...

592

of Vermont.

95

Accommodation note-usury

720 Banking, Journal of.... 88, 217, 346, 465, 600, 727

Administration of property in Brazil.. 627

Bankrupts, the explanations of .

91

Advertising, the philosophy of..

264 Bankruptcy, decision in case of.

456

Africa, railroad in...

114

Barbadoes, population of..

516

Agencies, London Times on..........

650 Barcelona, Commerce of..

75

Agreement, breach of written

720 Bargain and sale, law case.

588

Agricultural productions of U. S. in 1850.... 366

Barnard Sand, coast of Norfolk.

496

Albany, Commerce of........

365 Beatty, Jas., sketch of.......

133

Anthracite Coal trade......

245 Belfast, Ireland, Commerce of...

369

Aqueduct Croton, finances of.

478 Belgium, progress of Commerce in.

488

Artificial leather.....

393

Bill of exchange, action on...

64

Astronomy, notices of

532

of lading, action on a..

339

Austria and Sardinia, treaty between. 492 Bills of exchange, legal distinction of...... 199

passport regulations of..

930 Birmingham, pen making at...

643

Austrian tariff, the new.......

493 Boston, condition of banks of

349

banks, capital and dividends of..... 613

B.

Stock Exchange, prices at.......... 610

receipts of Coffee at........

176

Baltimore, tobacco trade of......

358

insurance companies, statistics of.... 227

vessels arrived at, in 1851

248

ftuctuations of stock in market...... 727

merchant, sketch of a.........., 133 Book trade of United States....

84

Board of Trade, report of........ 103

139, 267, 394,522, 651, 779

condition of banks of........... 220 Brazilian consular regulations....

627

Commerce of, in 1850-51....... 172 Bread baked by steam in England.... 124

prices of stock in, in 1851 229 Breadstuffs, exports from U.S. of, 1821 to '51 248

receipts of coffee at.

76

imported into Zoll Verein...... 630

prices of whisky in..

248 Bremen merchant, passages in life of........ 132

Bangor, (Me.,) lumbep trade of..

246 Brewers, statistics of English..

84

Bank-checks, decision relating to

64 Brick making in the South..

514

Bank-notes, disease propagated by.

British corn trade for 154 years.

246

redemption of....

95

commercial statistics...

488

Bank law of Illinois, catechism of..

96

custom datieg.....

138

condition of State, of Indiana ........ 347

trade and shipping

88

Banks, New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. 474 law regulating carriage of passengers 373

of South Carolina, condition of...... 475 exports to all parts of the world..... 77

of Pennsylvania .

603 post-office service..

351

and borrowers, law case

trade with the East...

487

of Detroit, condition of..

608 Buenos Ayres, postage to

630

of Boston, condition of..

349 Business, sectarianism in...

131

in Massachusetts, statistics of.... 220, 729

hours in Boston.

529

of New Hampshire, condition of..... 609

of New York State, condition.. 467

C.

of New Orleans, condition of 223, 474, 735 Calico, machine for printing....

645

of Baltimore, condition..... 220 Calitornia, working gold in.....

513

do they increase loanable capital? .... 702

taxation and property of.......... 611

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