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THE

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, BOSTOx, BALTIMORE, LOUISVILLE, CHARLESTON, AND

CINCINNATI, ETC.

VOLUME TWENTY-TWO.

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, 1850.

New York :
PUBLISHED AT 142 FULTON-STREET.

1850.

CONTRIBUTORS.

TO THE

TWENTY-SECOND VOLUME OF THE MERCHANTS' MAGAZINE.

GEORGE S. BOUTWELL, Esq., Merchant, of Massachusetts.
David M. BALFOUR, Merchant, of Massachusetts.
GEORGE Bacon, Esq., of New York.
EDMUND Dwight, Esq., of New York.
DAVID FOSDICK, A. M., of Massachusetts.
JAMES FERGUSON, Esq., of the National Observatory, Washington, D. C.
WILLIAM GREGG, Esq., of South Carolina.
General C. T. JAMES, Civil Engineer of Rhode Island.
John B. JERVIS, Esq., Civil Engineer of New York.
THOMAS P. KETTELL, Esq., of New York.
A. A. LAWRENCE, Merchant, of Massachusetts.
Joshua LEAVITT, Secretary of the Boston Cheap Postage Association.
C. EDWARDS LESTER, Esq., late United States Consul at Genoa.
Professor C. F. M'Cay, of the University of Georgia.
Rev. SAMUEL MARTIN, of London, England.
A. Nasu, Esq., of the New York Bar.
GIDEON NYE, Jr., Merchant, of China.
Hon. BENJAMIN F. PORTER, of the Charleston (S. C.) Bar.
J. S. ROPES, Merchant, of Massachusetts.
FRANCIS G. Shaw, Merchant, of Massachusetts.
RICHARD SULLEY, Esq., of New York.
Hon. B. G. SHIELDS, late Charge d'Affaires at Caraccas, Venezuela.
JUNIUS SMITH, Esq., of South Carolina, and
FREEMAN HUNT, Editor, etc.

le? The names of the contributors are appended to the titles of the several articles, in the table of contents on the first page of each number, except such as have been prepared or adopted by the Editor.

INDEX TO VOL. XXII.,

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, INCLUSIVE, 1850.

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A. Act of New York relating to Short Measure.. 576 Banks of State of New York, condition of 92, 443

6 of Ohio taxing Banking Companies..... 675 in Ohio, tax on the profits of......... 103 Action to recover Money Loaned..

75

Securities for free circulat'n of N. York 201 Administrators (law case)...

198

condition of Ohio.... Africa, Liverpool trade with..

120

of Massachusetts, condition of........ 227 African Slave Trade......

586

Banks, Massachusetts Savings.. 232 Agricultural and other productions of Cuba.. 561

of the several States, condition of..... 227 Air for Merchants and Business Men........ 360

condition of Baltimore...

344 Albany and Buffalo, railroads between....... 106 and banking capital of Vermont...... 344 Alien Passengers, act of Massachusetts....... 575

condition of New York City..

..549, 572 Alexandria, commerce of, in 1849..

555

dividends of Boston..... .446, 573 American ship “Star of the West".

586 and banking capital of Connecticut... 574 Railway Guide.....,

683
dividends of New York.......

550 Anatomy and Philosophy of Banking.. 389 and banking capital of Rhode Island.. 444 Ardnamurchan, Light-house on............. 90 of Massachusetts, dividends of........ 446 Assumpsit, action of......

317
condition of New Orleans...

45: Austria, exports from Alexandria, Egypt, to. 556

Banks of Ohio, condition of..

650 treaty of United States with. 436

history of Savings, of England. 660 Axes, how they are made...

582
condition of Charleston..

514 Banking, remarkable incident in..

451 B. capital of Massachusetts..

661 Baltimore, vessels arrived and cleared in 1849 332

the objects of......

449 condition of Banks of, in 1850.... 344

Journal of.....92, 222, 342, 441, 570 650 and Ohio Railroad, statistics of... 564

Gilbart's Practical Treatise on...... 63 Board of Trade, regulations of.... 438

nature of.....

70 Mutual Exchange and Banking

Strachan's Anatomy and Phil'phy of 389 house in......

447
Utility of..

71 Bangor, Maine, lumber trade of.

209

notice of Johnsou's Treatise on..... 342 Bank, general administration of a.

73

joint stock, extracts from Bell's.... 380 Merchants’ Exchange...... 102 Barbour's Chancery reports..

197 5 Mutual, of deposit and discount. 102

Batavia, bankruptcy in...

113 * National, at Vienna...

103

Java, passage from New York to..., 240 * Agency, Ohio......

225 Beachy Head, Royal Sovereign Shoal of..... 673 of England, notes forged...... 229 Beef Cattle, production of in Ohio, in 1848-49 84 bullion in the bank of..... 345 Bell, Garvin Mason, biography of.

377 #dividends of South Carolina... 573 Bills of Exchange, English law of....314, 637, 543 * Savings, of Charleston......

514
[law case).

198 * Bill, New Jersey, provisions of........ 422 of Sight (law case)...

74 * Mutual, of Baltimore.. 447 Board of Trade, the Baltimore...

438 * London and Westminister... 449 Book Trade...........121, 249, 363, 475, 587 697 “ Disclosure of a Customer's Account... 639 Boots and Shoes, manufacture of...

691 Bankruptcy and Banking, (George Bacon) Banker, Bullen, the rich...

103 643, 311, 398 The....

657 638 Ten Minutes advice about keeping a.. 653 British fees in.................. 103 Bankers, fraudulent preference to...

638 Batavia, Jaya.................. 113 Boston and Providence Railroad, statistics of 464

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