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DEBT OF INDIANA, JANUARY, 1845.
Redeemed. Internal improvement,
1,064,000 Wabash and Erie,
1,727,000 State Bank,
2,413,000 Laurenceberg and Ind. R.
177,000 Madison and do.
456,000 Surplus revenue,
294,000 Interest bonds, 7 per cent. 1,100,000
Outstanding: 8,836,000 1,727,000 2,413,000
The annual interest and the amount unpaid January 1, 1845, are as follows:
improvements, Farm lots,
1843. 113,262 15,024,866 $55,098,170 21,506,473 12,454,221
117,536 15,583,247 56,734;668 21,992,179 12,805,111
4,274 558,381 1,686,498
Total real estate,
2,473,094 Personal property,
8,795,436 Corporation stock,
168,575 Total personal,
8,789,887 Total taxable,
111,262,981 The amount of property in Indiana bor under the belief that she cannot subject to taxation is nearly as large as
pay $547,820 per annum besides the that of Ohio.
Yet the Governor of In- State expenses. The amount of taxadiana and most of the Legislature, la- tion required in Indiana is as follows: State expenses,
547,820 County and road purposes,
1,152,235 The county tax may be reduced $200,- rest, reducing the amount to $830,235. 000, and by cancelling the Bank bonds, The state of Ohio in 1832 as compared $120,000 may be saved on State inte- with Indiana now, is as follows:
980,000 Taxable property,
830,235 Now, Ohio not only paid that tax prompt- more than in 1832. These are facts ly, but has gone on increasing it until it which place beyond dispute the ability is now $3,340,667 or near 500 per cent. of Indiana to pay, and the payment would be easy but for the pernicious The public anxiety has been great in issues of Bank and State paper, circu- relation to the affairs of the State of lating as morfey and undermining her Pennsylvania, February next being fixresources. It is to be hoped that wis- ed upon as the period for resuming her dom will prevail in her councils, and payments in cash, instead of compoundthat the means of the State will be di- ing it as heretofore by issuing interest rected to their proper objects.
certificates bearing interest. The debts The Legislature of Illinois has as yet of the State of Pennsylvania were condone nothing towards its debt. It is tracted under a solemn pledge of cerunderstood that the negotiation to com- tain revenues to meet the State interest. promise its affairs has fallen through, These revenues have during the past and some attempts may be made through two years produced the following sums : taxation to raise the means of completing the canal.
PENNSYLVANIA REVENUES PLEDGED BY LAW TO THE PAYMENT OF INTEREST.
This interest would have been paid take place, but that the return of Penn. under the solemn pledge of the State sylvania to the rank which is her due, faith appropriating their funds to that among the States of the Union, will purpose, but for the resolution 7th April soon be hailed by the friends of human 1842, and the acts 27th July 1842, and liberty on both sides of the Atlantic, as 8th April 1840, which deliberately vio- a signal triumph of republicanism over lated the State faith, and appropriated the evils of the paper system.
It is inthe funds to other purposes. The in- deed a sublime and instructive lesson come of taxes for the present year, was to observe a great people going to the paid under the law as it now exists, ap- polls and voluntarily imposing heavy propriating the funds to the payment of taxes upon themselves, as a matter of the dividends, and nothing but a law- principle, to discharye a debt contracted less violation of that piedge can prevent in their name, but from which they have a renewal of dividends and a restoration derived very little benefit. of State honor. This we trust will not
NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
The first stated meeting of this Society, ciety; and also, that the offer of a copy of after the summer recess, was held on Tues- his journal (unpublished), kept during his day evening, October 1st, at the Histori- late tour in Mexico, be gratefully acceptcal Rooms, in the New York University- ed, anıl referred to the Publishing ComWilliam B. Lawrence, Esq., Vice Presi- mittee.” dent, in the chair, and upwards of one On motion of Gen. Wetmore, it was rehundred members and visitors being pre- solved, that the Executive Committee sent.
take the necessary steps for the celebra. The minutes having been read by John tion of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Jay, Esq., Recording Secretary, and ap- Society. proved, letters were communicated by the A vote of thanks to Mr. Marchant, the Domestic Corresponding Secretary, from artist, for the donation of an admirable the following gentlemen, viz: Alexander portrait of J. Q. Adams, was also passed. Slidell Mackenzie, Esq., presenting Hin- Also, a resolution requesting John R. ton's History United States; Major J. D. Brodhead, Esq., late Historical Agent of Graham, with a map of the disputed N. E. this State in Europe, to favor the society, at territory, from the government survey; T. its next meeting, with some account of C. Grattan, Esq., H. B. M. Consul, at his mission. Boston; Samuel Green Arnold, Esq., of Resolutions of condolence and respectProvidence, R. I., transmitting donations ful commemoration, on account of the to the library ; J. H. Trumbull, Esq., of decease of John Pintard, LL.D., one of Stonington, Conn.; Hon. Judge Law, of the founders of this society, and of WilVincennes, Ill., and B. M. Norman, Esq., liam L. Stone, were also adopted. Ad. of New Orleans, presenting a rare collec- dresses were made on this occasion by tion of Mexican antiquities.
Messrs. Philip Hone, Marshall s. Bid. Frederic De Peyster, Esq., the Foreign well, and P. M. Wetmore. Corresponding Secretary, read letters from A learned and excellent paper was then Dr. Phillippe Boyer, of Paris, presenting read to the society by William B. Hodga copy of his father's work, “ Des Mala- son, Esq., of Savannah, Ga., upon the dies Chirurgicales ;” also, from Gen. Ba- past history and present condition of ron Nahuys Von Burgest, of the Hague, Morocco, Algiers, and the Barbary Regento the Hon. Christopher Hughes, Ameri- cies; for which the thanks of the society can Minister to the Netherlands, trans- were voted, with the request that a copy mitting to the society several valuable of the paper be deposited in the archives works; also, from the Department of of the society, State of France; from Alexandre Vatte- George Gibbs, Esq., then read an intermare, and Messrs. Drapu & Co., of Paris. esting paper on the subject of the royal
The following resolution was then pass- statue, formerly erected in the public ed, viz. : “Resolved, That the thanks of square called the Bowling Green, in the this society be tendered to B. M. Norman, city of New York. Esq.. of New Orleans, for his valuable and Mr. Henry R. Schoolcraft was appointe highly interesting collection of Mexican ed to the Executive Committee, in place antiquities, presented by him to this so- of the late Col. Stone.
Nor. 5th, Tuesday evening.–The ker & Crane, presenting Sewell's “ Hisstated meeting was held at the Historical tory of the Quakers,” and from Mr. VatRooms-Hon. ALBERT GALLATIN, LL.D., temare, of Paris, accompanying a large in the chair. After the reading of the and valuable collection of French works, minutes of the last meeting by the Re- chiefly presented by their authors. cording Secretaries, letters were read by The report of the Librarian, announGen. Wetmore, in the absence of the Cor. cing the additions to the library during responding Secretary, from the following the preceding month, was then read. persons : Mr. J. Phalen, presenting a The arrangements for the celebration splendid copy of Catesby's “Florida, of the fortieth anniversary of the society, North Carolina," &c. ; Mr. John F. Wat- on the 20th November, were then reported son, of Philadelphia, presenting copies of by the chairman of the Executive Comhis “Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsyl- mittee, viz: A special meeting of the 80vadia in the Olden Time;" Messrs. Ba- ciety, and an oration by J. Romeyn Brodhead, Esq., to be followed by a public din- ry O'Reilly, Albany ; S. S. Randall, do.; ner at the New York Hotel. The report Robert G. Rankin, Fishkill, Dutchess Co. as accepted.
RESIDENT MEMBERS—James Brown, The following gentlemen were then de- William Paxton Hallett, Jonathan Sturclared elected members of the society, on gis, Hon. C. P. Daly, Rev. Samuel J. the favorable report of the same com- Prime, Joisah Lane Lyman Cobb. David mittee:
S. Kennedy, Jacob Harvey, Simeon Bald. CORRESPONDING MEMBERS—Dr. Willis win, Robert Bolton, Jr. East ChesterDe Hass, Pomeroy, Meigs Co. Ohio ; George Case. New Rochelle-William Clinton Haring, Detroit, Michigan; Hen- Fairman, Osgood Field.
Nov. 201h, 5 o'clock, P. M.-A special Mass.; J. V. L. Pruyn, Albany ; Benj. meeting of the society, on the occasion of F. Thompson, Hempstead. the fortieth anniversary of its foundation, RESIDENT MEMBERS-Hickson W. was held at the Historical Rooms, in the field, Jr.; Gardner S. Brown, George New York University-Hon. ALBERT Bell, Augustus H. Ward, Jona. H. DougGALLATIN, LL.D. in the chair. There las, W. Van Norden, Robert Dodge, Hiwas a full attendance of the officers and ram Fuller, John C. Sherman, Jos. R. resident members of the society, at the Gleeson, Jos. L. Bosworth, George Endihour of meeting, when the delegates from cott. the Historical Societies of Massachusetts, The society, with its guests, then proConnecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, ceeded to the “Church of the Messiah,” Maryland and Georgia, together with a when a learned discourse was pronounced delegation from the American Antiqua- by J. ROMEN BRODHEAD, Esq., late rian Society, were severally introduced. Historical Agent of the State of New
The following gentlemen were then de. York in Europe. After the address, clared elected members of the society, on nearly three hundred members and visitthe report of the Executive Committee : ers of the society, including their distin
CORRESPONDING MEMBERS—N. Cruik- guished guests, sat down to a sumptuous shank, Ohio; Robert Treat_Paine, Bos- dinner, at the New York Hotel. ton; Marshall Conant, Farminghain,
MONTHLY LITERARY BULLETIN.
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present moment, apart from the embel- the improvements and advanced state of lished works of the season. In the de- Operative Surgery at the present day. partment of Medical Science, we have This first portion includes that part of at length to announce the appearance the subject technically termed Minor of the first volume of Velpeau's Work Surgery; the remaining volumes, which on ()perative Surgery, translated by P. will be ready for publication early in s. Townsend, M. D., under the super- the ensuing spring, will comprise the vision of and with notes and illustra- other divisions of the subject. H, G. tions by Valentine Mott, M. D., accom- Langley is the publisher. panied by some three hundred wood Another work of interest to the profescuts incorporated in the text. In the sion is Dr. Williams'' American Mediopinion of a competent medical friend, cal Biography,' or Memoirs of eminent this celebrated work will be found the physicians recently deceased. Although most important and useful production the work is necessarily a compilation, in Surgery ever issued in Am
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number of Portraits, which impart an volumes of English edition, in 1 vol. additional value to thc work; and we cannot but believe that it will prove Recent Improvements in Arts, Manufachighly interesting as a compendious tures, and Mines, by Dr. Ure, being a obituary of those who have shed lustre supplement to his Dictionary, 1 volume on the profession by contributing to the of 300 pages and 200 wood cuts. advancement of its interests in by gone Rural Economy, in its relations with days. Copies may be obtained at Chemistry, Physics and Meteorology, Langley's Medical bookstore, 8 Astor by M. Boussaingault, translated by House.
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they amuse, the writings of Charlotte Mr Simms' Life of Marion' has passed Elizabeth may claim prominent rank.
into a third edition in less than as many The new cabinet uniform edition of her months,--a sufficient evidence of its works in 10 volumes, just issued by J. acceptability with the public. Besides S. Taylor & Co., comprising “ Personal the onerous duties of a newly elected Reflections,” “ Floral Biography," meinber of the Legislature of South “ Letters from Ireland,” “ Judah's Carolina, this gentleman has just em- Lion," “ Siege of Derry," “ Helen barked in another literary enterprise- Fleetwood,” “Wrongs of Women," in the editorial charge of his Southern and her last work illustrative of the Monthly Magazine'-a periodical of troublous times of Ireland and ber early light literature, which is designed to religious persecution, entitled “the occupy the place of the Orion.'
Rockite,”-a volume of thrilling interD. Appleton & Co., have in press, The est; al»o her “Poetical Writings,”
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