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MERCHANTS MAGAZINE

AND

COMMERCIAL REVIEW.

CONDUCTED BY FREEMAN IUNT,

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 ASSOCIA-

TIONS OF NEW YORK, BOSTON, BALTIMORE, AND LOUISVILLE, ETC.

VOLUME SIXTEEN.

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, 1847.

NEW YORK:

PUBLISHED AT 142 FULTON STREET.

184 7.

TO THE

SIXTEENTH VOLUME OF THE MERCHANTS' MAGAZINE.

J. BALESTIER, Esq., United States Consul at Singapore.
C. BRYAN, Esq., Counsellor at Law, of Ohio.
J. E. BLOOMFIELD, Esq., of New Jersey.
JESSE CHICKERING, M. D., of Massachusetts.
C. G. CHILDs, Esq., Editor of the Philadelphia Commercial List.
Gen. H. A. S. DEARBORN, of Massachusetts.
C. F. DANIELS, Esq., of Connecticut.
J. F. Entz, Esq., Accountant, of New York.
Dr. LEWIS FEUCHTWANGER, of New York.
D. R. Jacques, Esq., Counsellor at Law, of New York.
Thomas PRENTICE KETTELL, Esq., of New York.
JAMES H. LANMAN, Esq., of Pennsylvania,
CHARLES LANMAN, Esq., of New York, author of "A Summer in

the Wilderness.”
J. R. M'CULLOUGH, Esq., author of the " Commercial Dictionary.”
A. NASH, Esq., Counsellor at Law, of New York.
LORENZO NEELEY, Esq., of New York.
Hon. BENJAMIN F. PORTER, (Judge,) of Alabama.
JUNIUS Smith, Esq., of New York.
Hon. F. 0. J. SMITH, of Maine.
J. W. Scott, Esq., of Ohio.
L. W. Sloat, Esq., of New York.
J. Snow, Esq., of New York.
RICHARD C. TAYLOR, Esq., of Pennsylvania.
FRANCIS H. UPTON, Counsellor at Law, of New York.
WHELOCK S. Upton, Counsellor at Law, of the New Orleans Bar.
RICHARD VALPY, Esq., of England.
GEORGE ATKINSON WARD, A. M., Merchant, of New York.
John A. WRIGHT, Merchant, of Pennsylvania.
Hon. CHARLES WHITTLESEY, of Ohio.
RICHARD WILLIAMS, Esq., Merchant, of Massachusetts.
S. Wood, Esq., Farmer, of New York; and

FREEMAN Hunt, Editor and Proprietor of the Merchants' Magazine. I The names of the contributors are appended to the titles of the several articles, in the table of contents, on the first and second pages of each number, except such as have been prepared or adopted by the Editor.

INDEX

TO

VOL.

XVI.,

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, INCLUSIVE, 1847.

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Barter trade of Kiachta, in 1843....

40
ACADEMY of commerce and navigation at Trieste 60 Beacons on the Nidingen rocks, Cattegat... 91
Africa, commerce with the eastern coast of..... 29 at Heligoland....

91
Agates from Oberstein, the...

533

on the western coast of Sleswick. 634
Alabama, law of debtor and creditor in......... 57 Beaver island, (Halifax,) light-house on ..... 315
Alta California, commerce and resources of..... 34 Belgium, coal mines and coal trade of..... 235
population.......

35
area of coal fields.......

236
climate and productions.. 36

exportation of coal to foreign countries. 240
revenue....

36
export duty on coals.....

249
exports, 1846.

37
canals and railroads..

255
customs-duties at Monterey, 1844 37 weights, measures, and currency....... 303

shipping ent'd Monterey, 1844-5 37 department of finance at Brussels...... 412
America, product of gold and silver in.......... 413 iron mines and manufacture of.. 531
American wbale fishery, statistics of........ 98, 319 iron exported to France,.....

532
iron-wood.....
....... 218 Bills of exchange.....

71, 285
and French whalers, smuggling by.... 401 " of lading....

71
East India and Pacific trade......... 528 in London, rates of...........

74
manufactured duck........ 535 Biography, mercantile.-David Ricardo.... 458
Art Union.......

593

Robert Thom..... 381
merchant, position of the............ 936 Boston, imports at in British steamers.. 426
Anthracite coal trade, Pennsylvania............ 206 insurance cumpanies in........

509
Anton Lizardo.......

.............. 316 Bounties, revenues, &c., on merchandise....... 109
Annuities, life insurance, tontines, etc....... 48, 445 Book trade............. 123, 219, 331, 427,538, 640
Architecture, sketch of navig. and naval. 19, 131, 227 Books and engravings, duties on in England.... 122
Art Union, the American........ ..... 593 Brazil, coast of, fixed light on Ceara ............ 634
Arts and manufactures, chemistry applied to.... 630 Breadstuffs, cost of production and foreign demand 561
Association, mercantile library of Montreal.

rel. val. of wheat and flour in N. Y.. 561
New York.... 297

corn crop of U. States, in 1839...... 562
Philadelphia.. 216

average price of corn at New York
Atlantie sperm fishery....

101

and New Orleans, 1841-45...... 562
ocean steam navigation, origin of... ... 172

imported into G. Britain, 1840–46.... 567
and Pacific oceans, union of...

278

an. imp. of wheat into G. Brit.,'41-43 567
Australia, western, ports of........

91

exports of grain from Ireland to Eng-
Australian copper ore.....

95
land, for 5 years...

567
B.

Bremen, post-office regulations on letters to..... 16
Brighton cattle market.....

527
BALTIMORE, banks of.....

208 Bristles, manufacture of at Cincinnati... 632
Philada., and Wilmington railroad. 326 British regulations for steam-vessels..

88
Bank of England, bullion in.................. 74 ships, foreign seamen in........

88
State, of Indiang, condition of branches,'46 412

copper trade...

207
of France, condition of the, 1847.... 623

corn laws........

311
Bankraptcy, statistics of uniform system of, 1841 414 customs-duties on timber, &c..

312
Banks of Baltimore ..
208 colonies, commerce of...

98
Massachusetts...

208, 307 tariff, table of duties under....... 405
New York, chartered and free........ 304 navigation laws, suspension of.. 409
N. York, means and liabilities of,'45-47 609) revenue from 1836 to 1845....

113

.... 296

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