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ACTS OF CONGRESS creating the Statistical Office of the State Department.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to lay before Congress, annually, at the commencement of its session, in a compendious form, all such changes and modifications in the commercial systems of other nations, whether by treaties, duties on imports and exports, or other regulations, as shall have come to the knowledge of the department.
Approved August 16, 1842.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in addition to the changes and modifications in the commercial systems of other nations, now required by said act, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to lay before Congress, annually, within sixty days after the commencement of each ordinary session, as a part of said report, all other commercial information communicated to the State Department by consular and diplomatic agents of this government abroad, or contained in the official publications of other governments, which he shall deem sufficiently important.
Approved August 18, 1856.
CONTENTS OF PART I.
106 107 109 109
Sydney. Annual report..
Page. Victoria. General report General resumé....
2 Malta. Annual report, special report.
St. Helena. Annual report &c...
Cape Town. General commercial
statistics Liverpool. Customs regulation .... 7
Sierra Leone Manchester. Custom-house oaths ... 8
Blize. General commercial informaLeeds. Oaths and declarations, com
tion mercial report
9 Zante. General commercial statistics. Cardiff. Export of coal and iron.... 10 Bristol. Commercial report.
FRENCH DOMINIONS. Plymouth. General report..
12 Falmouth. Report on copper and lead
Paris. Special report, revenues, finanores, &c.
cial systems, customs, regulations,
Annual report, cotton trade,
customs regulations, special and Cork. Ship regulations, commercial
general reports... information, emigration..
13 Marseilles. "Report upon madder culBelfast. General information
tivation, annual report.. Waterford. Annual report....... 20
Cette. Annual report
Consular oaths, report on POSSESSIONS AND DEPENDENCIES.
silk goods, customs regulations,
special and general reports.. Montreal.
La Rochelle. Tonnage duties, harbor dues, commercial statistics
Cognac. Toronto. Harbor dues, &c.
Rochefort. General information..
29 Queber. Custom duties, general and
Napoleon Vendée. Annual report... special reports .
St. Pierre. Special and annual reports. Port Stanley
Guadalupe . St. John, (N. F.) Consular oaths,
Algiers. General information tisheries, tonnage dues...
SPANISH DOMINIONS. St. John, (N. B.) Tonnage dues,
pilotage, annual report, commercial Cadiz. Commercial information statistics.
42 Barcelona. Special report, annual Halifax. Tonnage dues, commercial
Special reports, consular
55 oaths, annual report. Kassan. Tonnage and other dues... 58 Adra. Commercial general statistics. Turk's Islands. General report, cotton, Santander. Annual report..
salt manufacture, &c., &c., &c... 59 Almeria.. Prince Edward Island. Light dues, Bilbao. Annual report, port dues. &e., annual report....
69 Port Mahon Antigus. Tariff, annual report, ton
Havana. General commercial report.
73 Matanzas. Annual report... Demerara..
80 Cardenas. Commercial statistics .. Calcutta. General commercial report. Sagua la Grande. Commercial report. Penang. Commercial statistics
94 Trinidad de Cuba. General informaBombay. Commercial statistics... 97 tion Port Luis. Annual report, customs Manila. Commercial statistics, custom doties....
97 duties. Barbados. Trade act
174 186 187 187 187 188 190 191
199 202 208 223 223 228 228 229 237 239
St. Martin. General information 270 Special, general, and annual reports,
Antwerp. General commercial report, General report....
Potsgrund. Annual and general re-
ports, consular oaths.
Basle. Consular oaths, customs du-
Amoor. General information, special
Swatow. General commercial statistics
Shangbai. Custom-house regulations,
Canton. Annual report
Hankow. Annual report.
Foo Chow. Trade report.
Amoy. Annual report, customs reg.
Kiukiang. Special report
557 Maracaibo. Commercial statistics... 607