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During the year ending June 30th, 1846.

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Whole number of American vessels entered during the year ending

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Crews of American vessels entered. Men, 105,165. Boys, 1,781. Total, 106,946.

Crews of Foreign vessels entered. Men, 54,993. Boys, 583. Total, 55,576.

Crews of American vessels cleared. Men, 108,641. Boys, 1,947. Total, 110,588.

Crews of Foreign vessels cleared. Men, 53,895. Boys, 545. Total, 54,440.


On the 10th July, 1832, the House of Representatives adopted a Resolution, that the Secretary of the Treasury should lay before the House, at each session of Congress, copies of such Reports, showing the condition of the different State banks, as might have been communicated to the authorities of the several States within the year and made public; and, in want thereof, to supply the deficiency, in the best manner possible, with other authentic information. Under the authority of this Resolution, reports were made by the Treasury department. The American Almanac for 1841, page 133, contains a condensed statement of the reports that had been published up to that time.

On the 7th August, 1846, the Secretary of the Treasury reported to the House the returns of the State Banks from 1841 to 1846 inclusive, which, for several years, had not been m de. This report has been printed; and from it a general statement of the condition of the banks in the United States, for the years 1842 and 1845, and also a comparative view of their condition, from 1834 to 1846 inclusive, are given. It is a document of 1261 pages, and contains copious extracts from the messages of governors; the reports of bank commissioners and legislative committees of the several States, relating to banks and banking operations during that period; and also the correspondence between foreigondholders and the governors of States upon the subject of rudiation. The history of the troubles of the Bank of the United States, the reports of the different committees of investigation, and the letters of Mr. Nicholas Biddle, are likewise given.


1. A General Statement of the Condition of so many of the Banks as have made Returns dated near to January 1, 1843.

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Nore. The specie-paying banks are embraced in the first division of the table. Those in the second did not pay specie, though their notes were of con-
siderable value. The notes of those in the third division of the table had depreciated so much as to cease to be currency.

In the first division of the table are included, it is believed, all the specie-paying banks in the country, except two in Delaware, one in Maryland, three in
South Carolina, and may be a few others in different parts of the country.


2. A General Statement of the Condition of so many of the Banks as have made Returns dated near to January, 1846.

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189,919 628 103,393,287 93,799,320 33,550,140 40,150,595 8,886,478 301,971,135 20,629,867 19,099,000 52,517,960 January, 1846 11 6,974,681 2,159,140 3,113,750 1,861,500 10,143,269 856,967 Total, 196,894,309 105,552,427 96,913,070 33,550,140 42,012,095 8,386,478 312,114,404 21,486,834 19,099,000 52,517,960 NOTE.-In this table are embraced, it is believed, all the specie-paying banks in the country, except3 banks in Delaware, reputed capital, $501,100 1 bank in Maryland, 112,482



3 banks in South Carolina, reputed capital, .

2 banks and 7 branches in Tennessee, do.

There are six banks in the District of Columbia; but they are not recognized as legal institutions.





3. Synopsis of the Condition of all the Banks in the United States, near the commencement of each year from 1834 to 1840, inclusive.

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