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UNITED STATES

COMMERCIAL AND STATISTICAL

REGISTER,

CONTAINING

DOCUMENTS, FACTS, AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION,

ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE

HISTORY AND RESOURCES

OF

THE AMERICAN UNION, AND OF EACH STATE:

EMBRACING

COMMERCE-MANUFACTURES-AGRICULTURE-INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS

BANKS_CURRENCY_FINANCES-EDUCATION, &c. &c.

EDITED BY SAMUEL HAZARD.

VOL. V.
FROM JULY 1841, TO JANUARY 1842.

Philadelphia:
PRINTED BY WM. F. GEDDES, 112* CHESNUT STREET.

1841.

Bright Fund

INDEX

14

BANKS--

Alabama, suit on a bill of exchange, decided at 143
Abercrombie, Rev. James, D. D. death of

condition of

214 294
Adams, Mrs., letter describing Washington 40 years England, quarterly averages from 1832 to 1839, 150
'ago,

75

decisions respecting spurious bank stock in 192
Africans, captured in Amistad, leave United States, 361 Georgia, condition of

291
Agriculture, number of persons employed in the

capital employed by banks in

ib,
United States in 1840,

234 Kentucky, meeting of stock holders in Philadelphia, 320
of New York, comparative views of, Louisiana, New Orleans condition,

8 224
and other countries,
254 Maine, condition of

32
Alabama, population &c. of Marion and Perry co. 134 Massachusetts, stability of bank stocks in Boston, 271
Supreme Court of, great industry of

144

dividends for 10 years in do. 302 312 329
gas issues from a river in

154 New York, General Banking Law, Comptroller's ex-
antediluvian remains

191
position of

101
Ex-Governor Murphy of, dies

272
important decision respecting

269
new mode of transporting cotton in

290
suspended banks, condition of

375
banks, condition of

294
Safety Fund, do

349
message of Gov. Bagby of
320 Ohio, description of stockholders,

229
Governor Fitzpatrick's inaugural,

383 Pennsylvania, bank stocks, depreciation of in Phila-
Albany, N. Y. and Schenectady stages, passengers in 221

delphia,

154 382
city debt,

377
United States, assignment of

161
Allegheny city, census of

decision, consolidation
Alton, exports from 1838 to 1841,

32

of suits,

191
Anthracite Furnace erected by Crane Iron Co., 250

appraisers' valuation of assets,

270
coal used on ship Clarion,

253
verdict against,

288
iron, quality approved,

203
Schuylkill, report,

299
Antediluvian remains found in Alabama

191

stocks, fluctuations in Philadelphia in
Antique, a curious, discovered with a chart of the

1841,

382
country, on the Hudson

134 South Carolina, decision on forfeiture of charter, 96
a curious discovery in an oak,

198
Governor's message,

356
Appalachicola city, taxes in
13 Tennessce, State Bank, statement,

78 266
Apple tree, a singular

311 United States, President Tyler's veto on Fiscal Bank
Appointments by the President of the United States 20

Bill,
147 189
act for a Fiscal Bank,

113
Aqueduct at Rochester, N. Y.

360

President Tyler's veto on Fiscal Cor-
Arkansas, bonds, respecting

224
poration Bill,

169
Aroostook, Maine, settlements on

366

President Tyler's plan of Finance 323
Arrivals and tonnage of vessels at New York, from

proposed Fiscal Plan, Bill,

408
1810 to 1840,

77

report of Secretary of the Treasury
at Boston, July 1841,

144

on do.,
and departures at Buffalo, from 1816 to Bank notes, insolvent, decision respecting payment in 178
1840,

226 | Bankrupt Law, Report in Congress on
Artist, an American in Texas,

144

on to Chamber of Commerce
Assessment, of property in Baltimore,

416

Charleston, S. C.

379
Assignment, of the Bank of the United States 161 163

history of, from 1800 to 1840, 120
Assize, of bread in Charleston, S. C.

184
passed in 1841,

122
Avalanche, in Mississippi,

156 Barclay, James J. address to the Public schools of Pa.
Bayles, Judge, surviving Aid of Washington,

328
B

Bee business, extensive
Badger, George E., Secretary of the Navy, letter of Bell, Hon. John, resigns as Secretary of War,

217
resignation,
203 Bergen, N. J., old church in ruins,

101
Bagby, Governor of Alabama, message of

321 Biographical sketches-
Bagging, factory in Kentucky, great work at

148

Abercrombie, Rev. Dr. James, death of
Baltimore, John Townsend, who laid out the city dies 229

Benjamin, Jonathan, dies,

335
public meeting at, on railroad orders, 258

Blackmar, Ezekiel, dies,

76
assessment of property in

416
Brevoort Henry,

147 176
and Ohio Railroad Report, showing cost,

Buchanan, Gov., dies,

363
revenue and expenditure,

241
Cornelius, Lewis, dies, giant,

231

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168

224

228

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168

Biographical sketches-
Mrs. Cottingham, longevity of

147
Dale, Gen. Samuel, dies,

42
Forsyth, John, dies,
269 Cabinet, the dissolved

176
Hazlett, Col. John, posthumous respect to 8 letters of resignation,

187 188 217
Huntington, George, dies,

231
new, formed,

189
Macomb, Gen. Alexander, death, &c. 6 Cadwalader, Gen. Thomas, dies,

272
Moore, Bishop, dies,
320 334 California, wheat introduced from

171
Nelson, Gen. Roger,
215 Canals, cost of transportation on

80
Norris, Joseph P., dies,

12 Canal, Erie, number of boats passed locks 1836 to
Nourse, Joseph, dies,

1841,

126
Paine, Gen. Edward

240

Pennsylvania and Ohio, Company's report, 145
Powell, Judge James, dies,

277
commerce at Cleveland,

190 146
Ripley Ezra, dies,

224
Lehigh

158
Shaw Elisha
167 Delaware and Hudson

164
Strong, Josiah, dies,
367 cost and revenue of New York

175
Townsend, Joseph, dies,

229

land and water carriage of wheat compared 176
Tuckerman, Rev. F.!

346

Erie, facts &c., respecting low water in 350
Yankee, a roving

76

date of closing, each year, 1825 to 1842, 381
Bird, a singular in North Carolina,
246 Cannon foundry, remarks on

388
Bishop Doane of New Jersey assists at consecration

Governor, of Tennessee dies,

221
of a church at Leeds
205 Cargo, a large

255
Catholic, consecration of a, in Philadelphia, 336 | Caroline, steamer, President's notice of

369
Bituminous wood found on Mississippi river,
110 Catholic College at Fordham

100
Blind, number in Pittsburg,

14

Bishop, first consecration of a, at Philada. 336
United States,
235 | Cattle, mortality of, in Maryland,

43
Boat building, at Rochester in New York,
190 | Cave, the Mammoth, described,

136
Bonds, Arkansas, facts respecting

remarkable discovery of a, in Connecticut,?
Mississippi, correspondence between Governor Census of Pittsburg and Allegheny cities,

14
of, and Hope & Co.

97

comparative, between New York and Phila-
opinion of Attorney General,

129

delphia,
of Tennessee,

267

of the United States, showing the number,
Bones, antediluvian, found in Alabama,

191

sex, employments, deaf and dumb, blind,
Books, American, in England,

210
schools &c., 1840,

232 corrected 396
Boston, quantity of rain in, from 1825 to 1841, 13

tables showing comparative views of the sexes
cotton received in, from 1835 to

in the United States &c., 330 334 367
1841,
of United States, epitome of

222
passages of Cunard's line of steamboats

of Maryland as corrected by re-taking of
from

Montgomery county,

395
votes, voters and ratio of, to population in,

of United States, as corrected by additions
Presidential election,

to Maryland,

396
increase of business at, from 1831 to 1840, Cereal grains of New York, compared with Great
hot weather in

Britain and France,

254
arrivals in July
144 Charleston S. C., beavy rains at

147
and Maine Rrilroad opened,

198
assize of bread in

184
ice trade,

198

change in mode of drawing bills of
Exchange, large stone arrives for the

205

Exchange,
sales of real estate in

263

report and memorial of Chamber
bank stocks, stability of, at

271

of Commerce, on Bankrupt
House of Correction, Report

272
Law,

379
Chamber of Commerce, memorial on ar-

mildness of the climate at

382
rangement between United States and G. Chicago, wheat trade of

247 262
Britain,

289
expenses of taking to, market

262
dividends in, for ten years,
302 312 329 China sends tobacco to France

140
brushes, manufactory of, in
314 Church, of Bergen N. J. in ruins

101
arrivals and clearances in one day at

335
an old, in Hingham, Mass.

277
estimate of value and quantity of sales of Cincinnati, newspapers published in, compared with
produce in Faneuil Hall market,

395
London and Paris

168
Bread, assize of, in Charleston, 8. C.

184
great riot at

179
Brick making, expeditious

287
fresh raisins, singular fact

314
Bricks, number made in St. Louis,

381 | Circular of Post Office Department to special agents
Bridge, a steam
79 Civil list, expenditures from 1829 to 1840

90
British debts, national faith vindicated, respecting 200 Claims on Mexico, allowed

79
statement of facts
201 Cleveland, commerce of

146
Brushes, manufactory of in Boston,

314

flour and wheat received at, from 1838 to
Buchanan, Gov. of Liberia dies, 1. 6

366
1841

190
Buffalo, N. Y. low water at
214 Coal trade of Glamorganshire canal,

80
petition of Council for an armed steamer at,

discovered in Cattaraugus co.

138
trade of

225 trade, of Delaware and Hudson Canal, from
arrivals and departures of vessels at, from

1829 to 1840

164
1816 to 1840,
Coal and iron discovered in Hancock, Pa.

198
Buffaloes, a drove leaves Illinois for N. Y.
290 copper discovered in Wisconsin

214
Banker, Capt. Elihu, builds first steamboat on Long

analysis of West India

229
Island Sound,
335 and iron Shamokin Company, history of

230
Bunker Hill, battle, survivors of -
253 Rhode Island

247
Burial Ground, Congressional at Washington, de-

· trade, effect of monopoly in England

256
scribed,
22:

315 | Cochineal insect, found in quantities in Louisiana 121

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