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ERRATA.

In page 37, thirteenth line from the bottom, for 80 cents read 60 cents.

In page 67, tenth line from the bottom, for compeadores read compradores.

In page 70, second line of note explanatory of duties on importation into Great Britain, for wool read wood, as being among the articles exempt from the additional duty of five per cent.

In page 73, duty on arrow root, imported into Great Britain from the colonies, for 24 cents per pound read per cwt.

In page 74, bagging cotton, for 20 per cent. ad valorem read 10 per cent. ad valorem,
In page 97, cotton bagging,

In page 85, burr stones, for $2 40

per cut. read

per 100 stones.

In pages 98 and 104, cut and plain glass wares, &c., for correct duty see page 147, which is $19 20 per cut. in addition to the 20 per cent. ad valorem duty.

In pages 112, 131, and 135; iron, round, slit, hammered, rolled, &c., for $1 20 per ton read $1 20 per cwt.

In pages 113 and 126, plains, kerseys, or Kendall cottons, for 15 per cent. read 10 per cent. In page 114, lead, in pigs, for 7 per cent. duty on importation into the British colonies from foreign nations, read 15 per cent.

In page 115, logwood, for 96 cents per ton read $1 08 per ton.

In page 116, marble busts, for correct duty, see Busts.

In page 121, oil of vitrol, for correct duty, see Acid, sulphuric.

In page 152, white oak staves and heading, imported into the British colonies from foreign nations, for $2 per 1,000 read $3 per 1,000.

In page 175, bullion of gold and silver, (For per hectolitre, or 22 gallons, (which rendering of In page 199, gold leaf and gold coin, and all articles composed wholly or chiefly of gold,

In page 207, jewelry,

the duty was occasioned by a typographical error in
the copy of the French tariff used in preparing the
table,) read per hectogramme, or 3 527-1000 oz.
avoirdupois. Gold and silver coin, free.

In page 417, total value of merchandise, for $3,999,666 read $2,999,966.
In page 474, bottom line, for 641,550, read 727,250.

In page 477, bottom line, for 647,531, read 771,142.

In page 480, bottom line, for 689,685, read 778, 644.

In page 486, value of cotton exported to Prussia, 1838, for $6, read $600.

In page 532, after Mexico, third line from bottom, for 40 per cent. ad valorem, read 25 per cent. on the sum of the invoice value, and 40 per cent. thereon added.

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A statement showing the nature and extent of the privileges and restric tions of the commercial intercourse of the United States with all foreign nations, &c."

MARCH 31, 1842.
Read, and laid upon the table.

To the House of Representatives of the United States:

On the 3d day of September last, the House of Representatives passed a resolution in the following terms:

"Resolved, That the Secretary of State be required to report to this House, as soon after the commencement of the next session as practicable, a statement of the privileges and restrictions of the commercial intercourse of the United States with all foreign nations, similar to that communicated to the Senate December 18, 1837, (Doc. 8, 1st session, 26th Congress,) only changing the denominations of the foreign money, weights, and measures, into those of the United States, according to the custom-house entries of domestic exports, and adding columns showing the average amount and value of the articles exported to each country for the years 1838, 1839, and 1840, and of the duties on the same; together with a summary of the average aggregate value of exports to each country for those years, of articles the growth, produce, or manufacture of the United States, with the average amount of duties thereon accruing to each country.”

And on the 31st day of January last, it also resolved, "that, in addition to the information required of the Secretary of State, by the resolution of this House of the 3d of September, 1841, he be required to give a table exhibiting a comparative statement between the tariffs of other nations and that of the United States."

Upon the passage of the first of these resolutions, all means, supposed to be necessary and proper for obtaining the information, were adopted. Circulars were written to the American consuls in the principal commercial nations, their tariffs obtained, so far as practicable, existing treaties examined, and recent commercial authorities extensively investigated. Competent persons have been employed in arranging the information thus obtained,

and in complying with that part of the first resolution which requires thedenominations of foreign moneys, and foreign weights and measures, to bechanged into those of the United States. This part of the duty has been found to require great labor.

Notwithstanding the diligence and assiduity bestowed, by those employed on the work, in collecting and arranging materials, and the degree of personal attention, not inconsiderable, given to it by the' head of the Department, it is not improbable that, in a matter so extensive and various, some omissions and mistakes may be found.

It is believed, however, that not only have inaccuracies in the former publication been, in many instances, corrected, but subsequent regulations. in the commercial codes of foreign nations stated with a good degree of accuracy. In some cases, indeed, it has been found impossible to obtain the most recent changes of tariff laws, but these cases are supposed not to be numerous or very important.

The tables exhibiting a comparative statement between the tariffs of other nations and that of the United States, prepared in obedience to the resolution of the 31st of January last, are believed to be essentially correct, and to present a mass of important information in a plain manner.

MARCH 29, 1842.

DANIEL WEBSTER.

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