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THE

MERCHANTS’ MAGAZINE

AND

COMMERCIAL REVIEW.

EDITED BY

WILLIAM B. DANA.

VOLUME FORTY-SIXTH,

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, INCLUSIVE, 1862.

New York :
WILLIAM B. DANA, PUBLISHER AND PROPRIETOR,

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND UNDERWRITERS' BUILDING,

Nos. 61 AND 68 WILLIAM STREET.

1862.

CONTRIBUTORS

TO THE FORTY-SIXTI VOLUME OF THE

MERCHANTS' MAGAZINE AND COMMERCIAL REVIEW.

A. N. Bell, M. D., of Brooklyn, N. Y.
William Brown, Cote des Neiges, Canada.
CHARLES H. Carroll, of East Cambridge, Mass.
E. Cullen, M.D., M.R.C.S.E.
WILLIAM B. Dana, of New York.
I. Smith Homans, of New York, Secretary of Chamber of Commerce.
SHEPPARD Homans, Actuary of the Mutual Life Insurance Co., N. Y.
Thomas P. KETTELL, of New York.
Professor LEONE LEVI, of London, England.
Pliny Miles, of New York.
H. E. Möring, Coffee and Sugar Broker, New York.
John Savage, of New York.
J. W. Scott, of Toledo, Ohio.
Charles Tomlinson, of London, England.
Isaac H. Upton, Secretary Shipmasters' Association, N. Y.
“O. A. W,” of New York.
Hon. Amasa WALKER, of Massachusetts.
C. F. Wreaks, Secretary Neptune Marine Insurance Co., N. Y.

ALPHABETICAL INDEX

TO SUBJECTS CONTAINED IN THE

MERCHANTS MAGAZINE AND COMMERCIAL REVIEW,

VOLUME XLVI.

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, 1862, BOTH INCLUSIVE.

EDITED BY WILLIAM B. DANA.

........ 294

608

PAGE. PAGE. Bank note circulation of Great Britain Act of Congress requiring oath of al

and Ireland.............. 394 legiance from masters of American " of Engl'd notes, strange forgery vessels....................... 486

of.................. Admiralty, British, business of...... 81 “ of England, weekly returns, Advantages of uniform postage..... 443

394, 492, 560 Africa, cotton growth of.........67, 270! " of France, monthly, returns, 395 Agriculture and mining of Mexico... 417

officers, small stockholders, and Agricultural statistics............. 570

large borrowers............ 288 Alabama, sequestration act in... 89

pawners, at Boston, business of 292 Albany, lumber trade of, 1850 to 1861 216 returns, weekly, New York, Algeria, cotton growth of.......... 572

Philadelphia, Boston, and Alterations of cbecks and notes..... 296

Providence ..290, 393, 491, 559 American steam fire engine in Engl’nd 490 " of west'n Missouri, statament of 290 Amoor, trade with ..

155 " commissioners report of Conn. 564 Ants, a plague of.................. 590

.......... 590 Banking, currency, & finance, journal A new trick.....................

of........288, 393, 491, 559 Anthracite coal trade of the U.S... 376 " system & national cui rency. 113 Arctic expeditiðn of 1860, account of. 55 Bankruptcies in G. Britain in 1861.. 307 Arming of merchant ships......... Bankruptcy, narrow escape from.... 689 Armies and navies of Europe ...... Bankrupt law, proposed........... 88 Armory, national, necessity of... .. Banks of Canada, returns of........ 292 Arms and saltpetre export from Eng 1“ of Maine.................: 495 land forbidden, ...

168 “ of Obio, quarterly statement of. 396 Army telegraph... ......

1 " savings, of N. Y., yearly return 493 Atlantic telegraph again. .

299 " of New York State.......... 561 Atlantic telegraph cable, (law suit).. 302 Belligerents, rights of, in British ports 484 Australia, cotton in...

166 Berar cotton........ Australian mail service...... ... 79 Bill reducing postage...,

401 Austria, commerce of............. 316 Bombay, exports of, 1860-61....... 285

Book notices......108, 318, 411, 509, 593
Boston, arrivals and clearances of

vessels at, 1852-61..... 281 Baltimore banks, report of, 1860-61.. 289

bank returns of, " imports and exp'ts of, 1861 284

290, 393, 491, 560 « finances of.......

cotton exports of 1857-61.. 269 Bank, a government...

118 pawner's bank, business of.. 292 “ circular from N. Y. to Chicago. 293

receipts of various articles at “ legislation, Illinois...........

port of, 1858-61....... 284

182 Bank

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.... 663

292

69

307

PAGE.

PAGE.
Boston, trade of, 1861...

281 China and United States, convention
Botanical garden of Mauritius ...... 590 between for adjustment of claims. 483
Bread vs. cotton...................

..... 64 China, custom-bouses in............ 93
Breaches of contract in India....... 176 " population of............... 408
Bremen, imp'ts & exp'ts of cotton at. 85 " trade with................. 155
Bridge, new iron, over Thames..... 219 Chronological table of four centuries. 17
Brighton cattle market for 1861.... 460Cigars, duty on..........

88
Buffalo robes, duty on............. 401 Cincinnati pork packing for 30 years,

401 Cincinnati pork packing for 30 years. 514
" trade and commerce of...... 368 Cities op the Missouri River........ 64
British and Americ'n post'l arrangem't 78 City weekly bank returns,
“ admiralty, business of....... 81

290,393, 491, 559
" colonies in 1838-39, statist's of 475 Clyde, steamship building on.......
commerce, and the Hudson's

| Coaches, last of in England ........ 75
Bay Territory............ 214 Coal, production of anthracite in U.S. 376
mails to Singapore, Penang, Cochineal in India.

191
China, &c. .............. 78 Cocoons, growth of, etc ............ 321
mercantile steam fleet.......

69 Coffee, imports, stock of, etc., in U. S.
North America, census of.... 472

and Europe........... 44, 198
subsidies to, mail steamers, one " trade of Rio Janeiro......... 454
result of .......

79
crop of Ceylon............:

571
warehousing system......... 188 Colombia, United States of, coin val-

uation in .............
“ U. S. of, new tariff in..... 90

Colored population of United States,
California, copper and coal in.. .... 360 movement of................... 576
fisheries of.....

361 Commerce of Austria............. 316
mines, yield of .. 359

of New York for 1861... 273
quicksilver in ...

360

of Philadelphia, 1859-61. 285
telegraph tariff ....... 159 u of Portland, Me......... 209
wool, exports of.. .... 362

United States, imports and
iron clad vessels for...... 554

exports, 1860-61 ..... 461
Canada-returns of banks......... 292 Commercial Chronicle and Review,
“ railroads in.............. 303

100, 202, 308, 403, 500, 577
Upper and Lower, popula- Commercial phrensies.............. 225
tion of............472, 478

progress of four centuries 17
Capal, proposed, between Lake Erie

regulations,
and Lake Michigan....... 218

87, 168, 304, 399, 447, 550
“ company, Delaware & Hudson 549 Coins, sale of, in New York ........ 692
“ tide-water, deliver's of, 1859-61 213 Confiscated property in rebel States. 174

" boats, steam, new style...... 649 Connecticut, railroads of............ 73
Captain Cook, of Salem, death of... 71 “ finances of............ 562
Cattle market of Brighton, Mass., 1861 460|

bank commission's report 564
« of New York for 1861 459 | Consumption of wines in Great Bri-
Causes of death in England ....... 49 tain under the reduced duties..... 211
" of decrease in the population Contented life, a...........

of Ireland............... 63 Continental money................ 295
Census of British North America... 472 Convention between England, France,

“ of Ireland for 1861......... 481 and Spain as regards Mexico..... 172
" of New South Wales....... 49 Convention between China and the U.

" of United Kingdom ........ 475 S. for the adjustment of claims... 483
Central America as a cotton field... 62 Copper and coal in California....... 360
Certificates of indebtedness, authoriz'd 479 " mines of Lake Superior ..... 378
Chamber of Commerce, Edinburgh.. 1751 " regions of “

192
Glasgow.... 176 Correspondence, foreigo.........

N. Y., meet Cost of mail service in the U.S..... 77
ings of.... ............ 30, 32, 146 Cosmetics, dangerous. ... ......... 145
Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco,

“ history and uses of....... 139
meeting of. ........

Costa Rica, harbor and commercial
Chicago, trade of, for 1861....... 82 regulations of................... 305

" for 1859-1861 ... 363 Cotton cloths, foreign, in France..... 92
Chili, railways in...

301 “ culture in Africa......... 67, 270
" steamers in...

182

in Australia......... 166

...... 315

95

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Cotton culture in Berar.......... 67 | Debt of United States in March 1,

in Central America. 63 1862........
in Egypt ....

166 Deer skins, duty on............... 171
in Hayti.....

271 Defencee of harbors on great lakes
in Mlinois.....
272 and rivers........

337
in India......

271 Delaware and Hudson canal com-
in Jamaica ....

63 pany............ ............ 649
in Liberia. .... 269 Disease of nutmegs..
in Peru.....

272 | Distances of stations on Pacific tele-
Queensland.... 1671 graph.........................

300
“ Tartary ....

272 Docks, Liverpool, short account of... 180

.
Turkey........

270 Duke of Wellington, anecdote of.. ... 408
" of, in Venezuela. 671 Duties received at New York, 1859-
“ of, Algeria ........ 592

1861.. ....... 979
exports of Boston and N. Y.. 268

Philadelpbia, 1858
o of G. Britain, 1859-61 386 -1861........

.........

401
6 and imports of Bremen 85 Duty on Buffalo robes.............

on cigars......

88
* in Iowa................

on deer skins...............
" and flax wool..........

66

" on extract of safflower... .... 399
government sale of.........

212 “ on lithographic hand bills or
imports at Liverpool 1861-62 390

show bills .......
perennial in cold climates... 66 “ on old yellow metal.......... 399
Portuguese ..........

on round cast-steel in coils..... 169
printing in France. ......... 195 on saddlery ................. 172
question-growth, imports, ex-

on silk lacets...............

170
ports, etc., 62, 166, 265, 381, 535 on tea......

............ 304, 306
seed for India........

167

on velvets in piece for the but-
stock at Liverpool, 1860-1861 214

ton manufacture............. 170
" supply and slavery.....

on woolen jackets ........... 87
in England.

265

“ on shawls, embroidered...... 400
" in Europe........

884
6 in Havre.........

267
“ in United States. .... 268 Earth, internal heat of .............. 193

« prospective. 391 Edinburgh chamber of commerce,... 175
of India to England .. 64 Economy, financial.....

424
Surat po substitute for Ameri Effect of emigration in Great Britain. 52

can......... ........... 381, 535! “ of war on increase of popula-
“ trade for years 1826-1860... 386 tion..........
distress in England.......... 535 Egypt, cotton growth in............

166
what supply we can anticipate Embroidered muslins, Irish ........ 558

and what prices ......... 535 Emigration from Great Britain in
Cunard steamers, Atlantic.......... 80

1860 48

dimensions of..... 180

"

effect of 52
Currency, national, authenticated.... 119 Employment of Women...........

" and banking sys. England, (see also “Great Britain" and

tem.....
tem........... 113

United Kingdom."
............ 128, 186

cotton supply of.......... 265
Custom houses in China.....

gales on the coast of...... 71
house regulations as to South-

last of the coaches in....
ern ports opened......... 553

mercantile marine fund in..
population of.............
railways in..............

75
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silk consumption of........ 85
Dangerous cosmetics ........

• bank of, weekly returns...
Darien, survey of Isthmus of....... 14 Erie railroad earnings, expenses, etc.,
Dead letters - postoffice regulations.. 81

1852-1861.... ...

470
Dealers in old metals in Great Britain,

report of receiver ......

465
law relating to...........

Europe, cotton supply of.......
Death, causes of, in England.....

49 “ unproductive labor of. 211
" of Captain Cook, of Salem, European armies and pavies... 508
Mass........

71 | Expedition, Arctic, of 1860..

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