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21.--Clifton; or Modern Fashions, Morals, and Politics. A Novel. By ARTHUR

Townley. Philadelphia: A Hart.

The extracts we have read from this work have given us a high opinion of the talents of the unknown writer. It is evidently from the pen of one who has seen the world with a “ thoughtful eye,” and who has mingled actively in the scenes he so vivo idly portrays. In politics he is rather radical; in religion decidedly liberal ; in morals sound and high-toned; and, as regards fashion, we should not take him for a devotee to the follies of “ Japonicadom.” 22.-Chambers' Pocket Miscellany. Vol. 5. 12mo. pp. 180. Boston: Gould &

Lincoln.
It

may be said of the numerous tales contained in this volume, that they are interesting to all readers, and suited for perusal at leisure moments, especially when trav. eling 23.—Sick Calls : from the Diary of a Missionary Priest. By Rev. EDWARD PRICE

M. A. 18mo., pp. 388. New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co.

In these pages we are presented with some vivid sketches of the scenes witnessed by a Roman Catholic clergymen at the death beds of a large number of persons, embracing members of every profession and almost every pursuit of life. 24.- Waverley Novels. Heart of Midlothian. Vol. 3. Part 6. 12mo., pp. 325.

Part 7. Bride of Lammermoor. pp. 341. Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Co. New York: A. O. Roorback.

A reprint of the Abbotsford edition, which contained all the author's corrections. 25.- Waverley Novels. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4. Waverley, Guy Mannering, Rob Roy, The

Antiquary. 8vo. Philadelphia: A. Hart.

A cheap edition of the Waverley novels, which is printed in fair and legible type, on clear and white paper. 26.—The Two Fathers ; an Unpublished Original Spanish Work. By Adadus CALPE.

Part 2. 12mo., pp. 307. New York: Stringer & Townsend.

This is the second part of a work which has not a single commendable feature about it, unless it be the typography and binding, which is in the usual good style of Messrs. Stringer & Townsend.

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CONTENTS OF NO. V., VOL. XXVII.

ARTICLES ART.

PAOL. 1. COMMERCE OF FRANCE IN 1851.-A GENERAL SYNOPSIS OF THE COMMERCE

OF FRANCE WITH ITS COLONIES AND WITH FOREIGN POWERS DURING

THE YEAR 1831........... Il, THE REJULATION OF LIFE INSURANCE. By Elizur Wrigut, Esq., of Mass..... 541 III. TOBACCO: AND THE TOBACCO TRADE..

546 IV. TRADE AND COMMERCE OF CINCINNATI IN 1851-52...

556 V. COMMERCE: AND COMMERCIAL BIOGRAPHY. By WILLIAM ARTHUR, A. M...... 570 VI, MORAL VIEW OF RAILROADS

577

... 532

JOURNAL OF MERCANTILE LAW.
Insurance-Total loss of merchandise......
Action to recover for services of a minor shipped in vessel on a whaling voyage.
Claims for difference in value of cotton sold as " ordinary."
Libel for collision.......
Obtaining goods under false pretenses.-Bank checks-overdrawn account..
Assumpsit against the maker of a promissory note indorsed in blank
Promissory notes-indorsers...
Decision on the law of usury in New Jersey

585 586 588

590 591 591 592

COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE AND REVIEW: EMBRACING A FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL REVIEW OF THE UNITED STATES, ETC., ILLUSTRA

TED WITH TABLES, ETC., AS FOLLOWS: General aspect of commercial affairs—The demand for money, and its influence in checking

undue speculation-Indications of general prosperity-The inquence of Commerce upon the foreign relations of the country--Position of the banks, with particular illustrations at New York and New Orleans -Deposits and coinage at the Philadelphia and New Orleans Mints for September--Imports of foreign merchandise at New York for September, and from January 1st-Classification of imports, including dry goods, with a quarterly statement for nine months -Receipts for duties at New York-Summary statement of the receipts of duties at New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, and New Orleans-Exports from New York for September-Quarterly statement of exports for nine months-Classification of exports, including the principal articles of produce-Prospects of the foreign trade for the remainder of the year ...

... 593-600 VOL. XXVII.-NO, V.

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.. 603

.. 605

.. 609

... 617 ..... 618

JOURNAL OF BANKING, CURRENCY, AND FINANCE.

PAGE, Shipments of gold from San Francisco from Japuary 1 to July 1, 1852 ...

601 Capital and dividends of Boston banks in October, 1852...

602 United States Treasurer's statement of deposits, &c.-Bank notes of the olden time Statistics of the debt of England from 1822 to 1852

604 Revenue of the Province of New Brunswick.---Dividends of the Bank of England. Statement of the debt and revenue ot' Pennsylvania..

606 Finances of Canada for the year ending January, 1852.

607 Taxes paid by corporations in Lowell, Mass..

607 The laws of the currency of Ireland.....

608 Scarcity of silver coin in Europe..... British consols and the national debt...

610 Assay office at Adelaide for Australian gold

611 The small note law of Maryland.-Condition of the banks of South Carolina

612 Finances of the Roman States...

612 Arithmetical accumulation of money

613 COMMERCIAL STATISTICS. Statistics of the trade and Commerce of Cincinnati, Quantity and value of imports of articles into Cincinnati in 1852

....... 613

614 Exports from Cincinnati in 1851-52..

616 Average prices of merchandise in Cincinnati in 1851-52.

617 Rates of ireight from Cincinnati to New Orleans and Pittsburg

617 Exports of rice from Savannah for the last twelve years.. Leading exports of Charleston (S. C.) in 1851-52 Exports of cotton from Savannah in 1850-51 and 1851-52

619 Lumber trade of Savannah for twelve years..

619 Breadstuffs exported from the United States in 1851-52

620 Production of sugar throughout the world in '51.-Statistics of the mercantile marine of the world 620 Value of produce received at New Orleans from the interior for the last three years..

621 COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS. Tariff of duties in Province of New Brunswick until December, 1854.

622 Revised tariff of Calcutta on imports....

624 Tariff of taxes on trade, &c., in Memphis, (Tennessee).

............ 625 Annual report of the Baltimore Board of Trade....

626 NAUTICAL INTELLIGENCE. Light-bouses on the north coast of Spain....

629 Beil buoy in the Bay of Fundy:-Ascertaining the currents of the ocean.

630 Revolving light on the cast end of Kangaroo Island.-Port Patrick harbor light....

630 RAILROAD, CANAL, AND STEAMBOAT STATISTICS. Railroad system of the West Steamboat navigation of Cincinnati for 1852.

635 Louisville and Frankfort Railroad..

635 Tolls and tonnage of Canadian canals

636 STATISTICS OF POPULATION. Past, present, and prospective population of the United States...

637 Population and Commerce of Australia..

637 Mortality of commercial cities New York, Baltimore, Boston, and Charleston

638 or the population of the globe......

638 JOURNAL OF MINING AND MANUFACTURES. Manufacturing towns of the United States.- No. 1. Clinton, Mass..

639 The manufacture of thermometers-the Kendalls at New Lebanon.. The manufacture of glass-No. II. The curiosities of glass making. By DEMING JARVIS, Esq., of Massachusetts......

645 Dorne's gold mine in South Carolina.. Trade of the United Kingdom in manufactures

............ 646

647 MERCANTILE MISCELLANIES. Consular duties.-American enterprise at Sydney “ Competition in trade” not “ the life of business.”—Prizes for commercial articles.

647

648 Hints to merchants on advertising.-The cloves of Commerce.-Commerce of Sicily.. Dr. Paley on the fishery question.-Philosophy of money.-A benevolent banker

649

650 Pearl fisheries in Panama Bay.-Effect of reduced customs duties in Austria..

650 THE BOOK TRADE, The book trade of France

651 Notices of 43 new Books, or new Editions...

............... 651-656

..

..... 631

643

HUNT'S

MERCHANTS' MAGAZINE

AND

COMMERCIAL REVIEW.

NOVEMBER, 1852.

Art. 1.-COMMERCE OF FRANCE IN 1851.

A GENERAL SYNOPSIS OF THE COMMERCE OF FRANCE WITH ITS COLONIES

AND WITH FOREIGN POWERS, DURING THE YEAR 1851.

We have given an annual review of the results of French Commerce, in the Merchants' Magazine, for every year since 1843. This review we have uniformly derived from the annual Tableau General published by the Direction Generale des Douanes, at Paris.* We are again indebted to the kindness and attention of our friend and correspondent at Paris, Mons. D. L. Rodet, of the Paris Chamber of Commerce, for a copy of this voluminous document, for the year 1851.

For explanations of the French system of classification of the various articles which enter into Commerce, and which are distinguished as animal, vegetable, mineral, and manufactured; of the distinction between general Commerce and special Commerce, and between official and actual values, we must refer the reader to the volumes of the Merchants' Magazine, cited below. It will be sufficient for our present purpose to say, that the term GENERAL COMMERCE includes all imports, of whatever origin or destination, whether coming from a colony or foreign power, and whether intended for home consumption, warehousing, re-export, or transit, and all exports, of whatever origin or destination, French, foreign, or colonial. SPECIAL ComMERCE on the other hand, embraces only imports for home consumption, and exports of articles produced in France or nationalized by paying duties, and afterwards exported.

The total aggregate of the general Commerce of France with its colonies

* See Merchants' Magazino, vol. xvill. p. 497, vol. xxii, p. 259, vol. xxiv. p. 284, for similar reviews of previous years.

JOURNAL OF BAN

Shipments of gold from San Franc
Capital and dividends of Boston b
United States Treasurer's statemer
Statistics of the debt of England f
Revenue of the Province of New !
Statement of the debt and revenu
Finances of Canada for the year er.
Taxes paid by corporations in Low
The laws of the currency of Irelar
Scarcity of silver coin in Europe....
British consols and the national del
Assay office at Adelaide for Austral
The small note law of Maryland.-
Finances of the Roman States..
Arithmetical accumulation of mone

COMM
Statistics of the trade and Commerce
Quantity and value of imports of Art
Exports from Cincinnati in 1851-52
Average prices of merchandise in Cio
Rates of ireight from Cincinnati to
Exports of rice from Savannah for the
Leading exports of Charleston (8. C.)
Exports of cotton from Savannah in i
Lumber trade of Savannah for twelve
Breadstuffs exported frum the United
Production of sugar throughout the wor
Value of produce received at New Orle

COMMER Tariff of duties in Province of New Brun Revised tariff of Calcutta on imports... Tariff of taxes on trade, &c., in Memphis, Annual report of the Baltimore Board of

NAUTICAL
Light-houses on the north coast of Spain.
Beil buoy in the Bay of Fundy.- Ascertains
Revolving light on the east end of Kangaroo

RAILROAD, CANAL, AN
Railroad system of the West
Steamboai navigation of Cincinnati for 1852
Louisville and Frankfort Railroad..
Tolls and tonnage of Canadian canals

STATISTICS
Past, present, and prospective population of the
Population and Coinmerce of Australia....
Mortality of commercial cities--New York, Bali
of the population of the globe.....

JOURNAL OF MININO Manufacturing towns of the United States.

The manufacture of thermometers--hm The manufacture of glass-No.

of Massachusetts...... Dorne's gold mine in South Trade of the United Kin

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