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JOURNAL OF BANKING, CURRENCY, AND FINANCE.

this year.

SHIPMENTS OF GOLD DUST FROM SAN FRANCISCO.

Office or Adams & Co., SAN FRANCISCO, August 14, 1852. TO FREEMAN Hunt, Editor of the Merchants' Magazine : -

DEAR SIR :-We take the liberty of inclosing to you our semi-annual statement of the gold dust and treasure shipped from this port. You will notice quite a discrepancy between the amounts shipped by our table and the reports from the customhouse books. This can be easily understood when the fact is known, that the shipping manifest is invariably guessed at, and the ship cleared before all the treasure is shipped. This, with the companies' steamers, may not be done on purpose-with others, it is often done so. Quite a quantity of ingots have been shipped as dust, and no mention made of them separately. We shall obtain, however, by and by, a partial return. The bars included in the dust shipment should be properly included there. Not so the ingots, which might thereby be twice reckoned in estimating the product of gold for

Yours truly,

ADAMS & CO., BY J. C. Woods. The following tables contain full statements of all treasure, in dust, Federal and foreign currency, forwarded hence by steamers and sailing vessels, each in separate order, from January 1 to July 1, 1852, with the particular amount, date, and destination of each shipment-being a direct sequence of similar tables compiled by the same firm, (already published,) for the period ending January, 1852. These statements are compiled very carefully, and may be received as perfectly reliable :STATEMENT OF GOLD DUST MANIFESTED AND SHIPPED FROM SAN FRANCISCO, BY STEAMERS,

FROM JANUARY 1 TO JULY 1, 1852.
Destined for Destined for Destined for

Monthly Date.

Namo of vessel. New York. London. N. Orleans, total January 1.... Oregon..

$1,028,409 $233,153 $3,102
16.... California..

1,500,000 237,047 8,499
17.... Independence.. 41,000
31.... North America. . 23,000

$3,074,210 February 1. Tennessee..

1,296,017 211,401 3,705 14. Pacific..

194,000 16. Panama

1,235,760 160,786 12,113 3,113,782 March 1. Independence .. 27,500 Northerner..

1,022,160 214,973 3,698 15 California.

631,178 144,364
16. New Orleans

9,676
20 Tennessee..
97,061 32,175

2,182,680 April 1 Pacific..

24,000
5.... Golden Gate. 1,620,000 223,091 50,125

Independence... 15,472
Northerner..

1,343,288 269,747 16,570 3,562,293 May 3.... Columbia

1,494,727 342,118
5. Winfield Scott... 45,500
16. Oregon..

1,375,223 212,358 4,784
18. Pacific..
17,968

3,492,678 June 1.... Independence .. 24,391 1.... Ten

1,670,173 199,783 76,788 16.... California

1,642,335 258,670 5,303 25.... Winfield Scott... 100,000

3,977,443

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STATEMENT OF TREASURE MANIFESTED AND SHIPPED FROM SAN FRANCISCO, BY SAILING VESSELS, FROM JANUARY 1 TO JULY 1, 1852.

Prem, oni Total

doll. &

amount of Gold Mexican Dogb- pr oz. for Date. Name of vessel, destination, and nation. treasure. dust. dollars. loons. dust. Feb. 5, Brig Argyle, Hong Kong, American. $16,000

$16,000

41 a 5 9, Ship Comet, Hong Kong, American 7,213 $4,215 2,998

5 a 6 19, Bark Sophia, Valparaiso, Hamburg. 18,000 18,000

17 25 28, Ship St. Lawrence, Manilla, Amer.. 49,850

5,850 $44,000 28, Sword Fish, Hong Kong, American. 3,115

3,115

ба 6 Mar. 1, Sch. Diana, Valparaiso, Dutch..... 11,000 11,000

17 25 17, Brig Marion, Punta Arenas, Amer.. 4,000

4,000 19, Ship Hannibal, Calcutta, American. 2,500 2,500

17 40 24, Bark Mazeppa, Valparaiso, Amer.. 9,549 9,549

17 25 Apr.13 Ship Hamburg, Hong Kong, British. 28.000 8,000 20,000

17 25 22, Bark Walter, Ports in China, Germ, 20,100 19,000 1,100

17 25 27, Ship Challenge, Hong Kong, Germ. 20,000

19,000 1,000 5 8 6 May 10 Ship Sartelle, Calcutta, German... 60,000

60.000

5 а в 11, Brig Zoe, Honolulu, German* 11,000 14, Maid of Julpha, lele of Pacific, British 1,000

1,000

5 15, Ship Invincible, Hong Kong, Amer. 16,250

16,250

5 a 6 17, Bark A. Gracia, Guaymas, Amer 1,000

1,000

5 a 6 26, Brig Sabrina, Java, Britisht... ... ... 15,000

5,000 5,000 5 4 6 29, Ship Witchcraft, Hong Kong, Amer. 8,000

8,000

5 June 2, Ship Tarolinta, Shanghue, American 15,000

15,000

5 a 6 15, Sir Geo. Pollock, Hong Kong, British 5,000

5.000

5 July 1, Bark Palmetto, Shanghae, American 17,000

17,000

5 a 6

Total....

838,577 72,264 196,313 54,000

CAPITAL AND DIVIDENDS OF BOSTON BANKS, IN OCTOBER, 1852.
STEPHEN Brown & Sons, Stock and Exchange Brokers, Boston, report the follow.
ing table of semi-annual dividends, declared and payable by the several Banks in
Boston on Monday, October 4th, 1852:-
Divi-

Divi-
Banks.
Capital. dends. Amon't. Banks.

Capital, dends. Amou't. Atlantic

$500,000 4 $20,000 Market ...... $560,000 5 $28,000 Atlas...

500,000 3 17.500 Massachusetts. 800,000 3 24,000 Blackstone.

250,000 4 10,000 Mechanics' (S. B). 150,000 4 6,000 Boston..

900,000 4 36,000 Merchants' 3,000,000 4 120,000 Boylston..

250,000 44 11,250 New England. 1,000,000 4 40,000 City... 1,000,000 34 35,000 North

750,000 3} 26,250 Cochituate.. 250 000 10,000 North America... 500,000 4 20,000 Columbia 500,000 3 15,000 Shawmut

500,000 4 20,000 Commerce... 1,500,000 4 60,000 Shoe & L'r Deal's'. 1,000,000 4 40,000 Eagle 500,000 317,500 State..

1,800,000 3 54,000 Exchange 1,000,000 4 40,000 Suffolk

1,000,000 5 50,000 Fanueil Hall.. 500,000 4 20,000 Traders'...

600,000 3} 21,000 Freeman's

300,000 4 13,500 Tremont........ 1,000,000 4 40,000 Globe

1,000,000 4 40,000 Union .... 1,000,000 4 40,000 8 Granite.

760,000 4 80,000 Washington 600,000 3 15,000 Grocers'

300,000 4 12,000 Hamilton 500,000 4 20,000

$24,660,000 $952,000 The Randolph Bank pays a semi-annual dividend of 5 per cent, on Monday, Oct. 4. The amount of capital of all the banks in Boston in October, 1851, was $23,660,000. The amount as above stated, $24,660,000, shows an increase of bank capital since October, 1851, of $100,000,000.

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* 11,000 ingots.

+ 3,000 sovereigns. I The Cochituate Bank pay on $100,000 increase capital since last dividend. $ The Granite Bank also pay on $100,000 increase capital since last dividend.

TO DRAFT.

UNITED STATES TREASURER'S STATEMENT, SEPTEMBER 27, 1852. TREASURER'S STATEMENT, SHOWING THE AMOUNT AT HIS CREDIT IN THE TREASURY, WITH

ASSISTANT TREASURERS AND DESIGNATED DEPOSITARIES, AND IN THE MINT AND BRANCHES, BY RETURNS RECEIVED TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1852; THE AMOUNT FOR WHICH DRAFTS HAVE BEEN ISSUED, BUT WERE THEN UNPAID, AND THE AMOUNT THEN REMAINING SUBJECT

SHOWING, ALSO, THE AMOUNT OF FUTURE TRANSFERS TO AND FROM DEPOSITARIES, AS ORDERED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY,

Drafts

heretofore drawn Amount on but not yet paid,

Amount

deposit. though payable. subj. to draft. Treasury of United States, Washington $151,837 97 $43,095 25 $108,742 72 Assistant Treasurer, Boston, Mass.. 1,785,592 01 23,078 83 1,762,513 18 Assistant Treasurer, New York, N. Y..... 6,718,689 29 862,883 89 5,855,805 40 Assistant Treasurer, Philadelphia, Pa.... 1,268,375 31 78,034 96 1,190,340 35 Assistant Treasurer, Charleston, S. C... 78,900 85 18,323 56 60,577 29 Assistant Treasurer, New Orleans, La..... 1,105,099 66 1,056,184 42 48,915 24 Assistant Treasurer, St. Louis, Mo..... 518,683 99 429,410 75 89,273 24 Depositary at Buffalo, New York..

26,397 70 15,945 85 10,451 85 Depositary at Baltimore, Md.

44,701 33 5,171 38 39,529 95 Depositary at Richmond, Va

18,404 31 213 72 18,180 59 Depositary at Norfolk, Va...,

65,812 79 62,144 36 3,668 43 Depositary at Wilmington, N. C.

4,646 28 4,473 44 172 84 Depositary at Savannah, Georgia...

37,595 63 121 66 37,473 97 Depositary at Mobile, Alabama.

15,413 03 5,465 48 9,947 55 Depositary at Nashville, Tennessee..

21,565 00 17,785 63 3,779 37 Depositary at Cincinnati, Ohio.....

68,512 32 2,398 61 66,113 71 Depositary at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. 2,633 51 517 11 2,116 40 Depositary at Cincinnati, (late)

3,301 37

3,301 37 Depositary at San Francisi o.

886,100 07 376,858 52 569,241 55 Depositary at Dubuque..

2,017 88 1,495 02 522 86 Depositary at Little Rock, Arkansas..

16,041 56 8,294 35 7,747 21 Depositary at Jeffersonville, Indiana

35,544 41 13,505 40 22.039 01 Depositary at Chicago, Illinois...

83,293 32 553 00 82,740 52 Depositary at Detroit, Michigan...

24,354 88 5,493 50 18,861 38 Depositary at Tallahassee, Florida ....

4,594 01 3,970 99 623 02 Suspense account..... ..$2,486 66

2,486 66 Mint of the U. S., Philadelphia, Pa.... 5,629,170 00

5,629,170 00 Branch Mint of U. S., Charlotte, N. O

32,000 00

32,000 00 Branch Mint of U, S., Dahlonega, Ga... 26,850 00

26,850 00 Branch Mint of U. S., New Orleans, La... 1,100,000 00 500,000 00 600,000 00 Total .......

19,776,128 48 3,537,916 34 16,240,698 80 Deduct suspense account..

2,486 66

Add difference in transfers

$16,238,219 14

1,477,500 00

Net amount subject to draft .
Transfers ordered to treasury of the U. S., Washington, D.C.
Transfers ordered to Assistant Treasurer, New York, N. Y.
Transfers ordered to Assistant Treasurer, New Orleans, La
Transfers ordered to Depositary at Norfolk, Virginia
Transfers ordered to Depositary at San Francisco, California...

Total .....

$17,715,712 14

$700,000 00 100,000 00 400,000 00 180,000 00 100,000 00

$1,480,000 00

Transfers ordered from Mint of the U. S., Philadelphia, Pa......

2,500 00

BANK-NOTES OF THE OLDEN TIMES. There lies before us, says the Commercial Advertiser, a bank-note for efifty dollars, of the Bank of Rhode Island, dated at Newport on the 8th of January, 1796, and signed“ Chris. Champlin, President "-"M. Seiscas, Cashier."

The history of this note is remarkable. About three years ago, this and another bill for the same amount were presented at the bank for payment, having been placed in the Suffolk Bank, Boston, for collection. One of them was dated in 1795, and was the first bill ever issued by the Bank of Rhode Island. No bills of the kind had been issued for thirty-five years previously, and the presentation of these at the bank was of course unexpected. They were, however, promptly redeemed, and their history elicited. They were found among the effects of an old man, who had recently died at Salem, Mass., who lived in poverty, and who probably believed the bills to be worthless, as they were found in a package of others of broken banks.

The presidency and cashiership of the Bank of Rhode Island have been held in the same family for half a century, Mr. Peleg Clarke being now president, and Mr. W. A. Clarke cashier. We know of no older incorporated institution in New England, * ex: cept the Washington Insurance Company of Providence, chartered in 1787, of which the venerable Sullivan Dorr is still the president.

We have also before us another money relic, dated April 12, 1760, being a bill for " three pounds,” which " by law shall pass current in New Jersey for eight ounces and fifteen pennyweights of plate." It is printed in red ink, on thick paper, and is about three inches and a half long by an inch and three-quarters broad. The signatures are nearly effaced.

STATISTICS OF THE DEBT OF GREAT BRITAIN, The London Times publishes the following statement relative to the national debt of Great Britain :

A Parliamentary return in relation to the public debt gives the following particulars of its variations during the last thirty years, both as regards the amount of principal and the annual cost for the payment of interest. It will be seen that the reduction in the principal effected during that period has been only £50,000,000, or 6 per cent, but that as regards the annual charge for interest, in has been £3,326,424, or nearly 11 per cent. The lowest point at which the national debt ever stood of late years was in 1834, when it had declined to £772,196,849, or to ten millions below the sum at wbich it now stands, the emancipation loan in 1835, and the Irish famine loan in 1847, having far more than counterbalanced all subsequent reductions. It is to be remarked, however, that owing to the conversion of the three-and-a-half per cents, and the low rates paid upon the unfunded debt, &c., the actual cost of these obligations is now smaller than at that period.

During the next seven or eight years this charge will experience a further diminution of £2,207,500, of which £600,000 will take place by the three-and-a-quarter per cents becoming three-per-cents in October, 1854, while the cessation of the remaining will occur through the expiry of the long annuities in January, 1860, for £1,293,500, and of other annuities, amounting to £1,314,000, during the intervening time. The annuity held by the bank for £585,700 does not terminate till 1867. The unfunded debt, which is included in the subjoined totals, was less in 1851 than in any other year of the series, its amount being £17,742,800. In 1822 it was as high as £36,281,150:Amount.

Amount.

Cost. 1822..

£832,811,295 £31,343,551 1837.... 786,319,738 29,489,571 1823 826,443,364 29,978,4541838..

785,373,740 29,269,238 1824 813,521,672 30,166,421 | 1839.

786,512,734 29,454,062 1825 806,122,467 29,197,187 | 1840.

787,448,075 29,381,718 1826 808,567,590 29,228,967 1841.

790,874,608 29,450,145 1827 805,023,742 29,417,543 1842.

791,250,440 29,428,120 1828 799,979,540 29,809,052 1843.

790,576,392 29,269,160 1829 796,742,482 29,156,611 1844.

787,598,145 30,495,459 1830 783,096,646 29,118,859 1845.

785,053,022 28,253,872 1831 781,095,234 28,341,416 1846.

782,918,984 28,077,987 1832 779,796,549 28,323,752 1817.

790,348,351 28,141,531 1833 779,565,783 28,622,507 1848.

791,309,338 28,563,517 1834 772,196,849 28,504,096 1849.

790,927,017 28,323,961 787,526,46 6 28,614,610 1850.

787,029,162 28,091,590 1836

788,398,570 29,243,599 1851... 782,869,382 28,017,127

Year.

Cost.

Year.

1835

* The Massachusetts Bank, in Boston, is an older institution, having been chartered in 1784; and the Union Bank, in Boston, in the year 1792.-EDITOR.

REVENUE OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK.

St. John, September 20, 1852. FREEMAN Hunt, Editor of the Merchants' Magazine, etc. :

DEAR SIR :-If the inclosed is of any service to you please publish it. The pound is equal to four dollars American. The Loan Fund is to pay off the Province debt, and is raised by levying 1 per cent upon all British and foreign manufactured articles, also pepper and spices imported into the Province. The Auction Tax is a duty of 1 per cent upon all goods sold at auction, except sheriffs' sales, household furniture, effects of deceased persons, underwriters' sales, salt and coals.

Your obd't serv't,

R. S. ABSTRACT OF THE REVENUE OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK FOR THE YEAR 1850,

THE LAST YEAR'S REVENUE AS YET BETURNED,

Sick
Loan Import Export Light-house seamens' Total,
Fund. duty.

duty.
duty.

duty.
Saint Jobn... £4,824 12 £55,824 .4 £10,903 2 £2,698 18 £876 9 £79,469 11
Miramichi ... 336 6 3,912 11 1,942 2 164 12 287 13 6,647 17
Dalhousie.... 193 12 2,710 2 1,231 9 86 4 82 4,309 19
Bathurst..

84 7 986 3 399 17 41 13 38 15 1,550 16 Shippegan... 39 6 336 13 24 16 5 17 3 18 410 11 Richibucto... 184 17 1,722 10 949 13 92 16 85 1 3,034 19 Shediac...

15 4 1 266 16 28 10 25 4 324 17 Dorchester... 29 18 216 5 63 15 30 8 5 0

346 0 Bay Verte... 8 15 40 1

43 17 Hopewell ... 17 19 48 9 896 11

5 i ii

168 12 Fredericton 113 0 1,307 13

1,420 13 Grand Falle..

10
8 7

8 17 Woodstock.... 7 6 105 4

113 11 St. Andrew's. 163 11 2,397 14 212 0 137 1

2 3,056 13 St. Stephen 98 19 1,302 16

1 158 8 100 11 2,153 14 St George

46 8 524 13 326 17 114 19 75 16 1,087 13 Grand Manam.

1 1

1 1

83

492

Total ... £6,146 8 £71,447 12 £16,901 8 £3,571 18 £1,665 8 £104,089 9

Increase of revenue over 1849 is £8,552 12 2. In addition to the revenue received from the sources specified above, that derived from other sources for the entire Province is as follows: Casual Revenue

£2,500 000 Supreme Court Fees ..

1,084 7 Auction Tax ...

200 4 10 Pedlars' Licenses...

0 Emigrant Duty..

563 7 These eums are included in the column of "total" in the above table. We have also omitted, for the sake of convenience, the pence in the table which will make a trifling difference in the totals.

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DIVIDENDS OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND. The semi-annual dividend of the Bank of England was 35 per cent, as declared on the 16th September, which is a reduction of 1 per cent from the previous six months. The reduced dividends is said to be owing to the cheapness of money, and the diffi. culty of lending it except at very low rates. There was a rumor prevalent in London that loans as government securities would be reduced from 2 per cent to 14 per cent per annum. The Bank of England was making arrangernents to augment the stock of silver for circulation, which had recently become very much reduced by the emigration to Australia and elsewhere. At the meeting of the Bank of England, the ques. tion of electing a permanent governor, was under discussion.

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