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COMPARATIVE VIEW OF THE EXPORTS OF COTTON FROM MOBILE FOR THE YEAR CONNEX

CING SEPTEMBER 1, 1851, AND ENDING AUGUST 31, 1852.
Ports,

Porte.
Liverpool
296,542 New York....

36,206 Hull... 3,824 Boston....

42,105 Gla-gow and Greenock. 7,147 Providence

21,456 Cowes and a market

Philadelphia..

4.325 Belfast....

Baltimore

3.276 New Orleans

37,248 Total to Great Britain....... 307,513 Other ports.. Havre

91,364 Rochelle 480 Total coastwise.

144,626 Marseilles

2,343 Nantes, &c....

1,730
Grand total......

675,104 Total to France....

95,917

RECAPITULATION.
Amsterdam & Rotterdam.... 2,635
Antwerp...
4,182 Great Britain......

307,513 Hamburg, Bremen, St. Peters'rg 2,009 France...

95.917 Stockbolm, Ghent, &c.

Other foreign ports.

27,018 Gibraltar & Barcelona..

5,461 Havana, &c

102
Total foreign.

430.478 Genoa, Trieste, &c

8,478
Total United States..

144,626
4,181

Other ports...

Total to other foreign ports..

27,018

Grand total....

575,104

MONTHLY RANGE OF PRICES OF COTTON AT MOBILE FOR SIXTEEN YEARS.

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February
12 a 171

67 12
123 163
73
7 127
71 10

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85
9 13
6 75
51
103 123
7 13
67 85
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LIVERPOOL OLASSIFICATION.
Ordinary..

87 & 9
Middling..

94 10 Good middling.

nominal. Middling fair..

nomipal. Fair......

nominal. The receipts up the latest dates, at all the ports, give the following results :-

Increase.

Decrease.
New Orleans..

443,806
Charleston..

82,212 Texas...

17,633 Mobile

40,872 Savannah.

116,126 Florida..

10,053 North Carolina

3,199 Virginia...

2,873 713,901

2,873 2,873

Total increase this season....

711,028 The foreign exports this season, as compared with last, will exhibit an increase:

lucrease. To Great Britain......

247,355 France...

122.920 Other foreign ports

83,576 Total increase

453,851 The increase in coastwise exports is 275,558 bales. The decrease in stock at all the receiving ports is 15,023 bales. STOCK OF COTTON IN WAREHOUSE AND ON SHIPBOARD.

Bales. Ship-mark. Union Press and Warehouses

76 278 Shipper's Press and Warehouses.

72 Planter's Press and Warehouses

97 Alabama Press and Warehouses.

112

778 Factor's Press and Warehouses..

516 Holt's Warehouse...

139 Matthews' Press and Warehouses

63 Pickeries' and Private Worehouses..

69 On wharves

46

1,190 1,056

1,056 On board brig Machigonne....

73 Stock on hand, August 1st......

2,319 The Growing Crop. Notwithstanding the unpropitiousness of the planting season, the heavy rains that followed bringing on lice and other insects, causing, to the sorrow of the planters, great destruction of the young plant, thus throwing the crop back about two weeks, the prospects are fine for at least an average crop

The weather, after the plant had attained some little age, was fine for cultivation, and so continued, and at last account from the interior the picking senson had cornmenced, and all the hands were busy in the fields. From East Mississippi we hear complaints that the boll-worm bad commenced its ravages, but with ihis exception, and a repetisjon of the same complaint fro.n some portions of West Alabima, the reports from Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi are mostly of a favorable nature. From the great uncer

1825.

tainty in arriving at anything like a correct estimate of the amount of receipts,
we refrain from giving any figures. The first bale of the new crop was received
on the 19th, and last year on the 7th of August.

COTTON CROP OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA FOR 23 YEARS.
Yearg.
Bales, Incerase. Decrease. Years.

Bales. Increase. Decreage.
68,283 13,359

1839.
251,742

58,065
1826.
74,379 16,096

1840.

446,725 193,983
1827.
89,779 15,400

1841.
317,642

128,083
1828
71,155
18,624 1842.

318,315 673 1829 80,329 9,174

1843.

482,631 164,316
1830.
102,684 22,355

1844.
468,126

14,505
1831
113,075 10,391

1845.

517,550 49,421 1832 125,605 12,530 1846. 421,669

95,881
1833.
129,366 3,761

1847.
322,516

99,153 1854.... 149,513 20,147

1848. 438,324 115,808 1835.... 197,847 48,334

1849.. 517,846 79,522
1836.
237,590 39,743

1850.
332,796

185,050
232,685

4,905 1851. 433,646 100,850 1838. 309,807 77,122

1852......

549,772 116,126 LUMBER, TIMBER, AND Staves. Our tables show a large increase in the amount of exports of the two former, and a decrease in the latter of the above articles. The lumber trade is rapidly increasing, and several new saw niills have been erected, which, together with those previously in operation, have been pretty generally employed throughout the year, sending off about two-thirds larger quantity than last year. Several vessels have loaded with timber, principally for French ports, and the exports double those of last year. From the uncertainty in obtaining staves, at stated times, this business has greatly fallen off. COMPARATIVE EXPORTS

PORT OF MOBILE FOR THREE YEARS, TO

1837...

TAVES

FROM THE

DATE.

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Total........

228,481 360,779 677,943 COMPARATIVE EXPORTS OF SAWED LUMBER FROM THE PORT OF MOBILE FOR THREE YEARS,

TO DATE.

1851-%. 1850-1. 1849–50. Cuba .

4,238,676 2,104,862 1,968,471 Mexico....

79,272 268,523

250,924 Other ports

396,648

12,420 334,718 Coastwise

5,478,059 4,430,240 4,739,783

Total ......... 10,189,655 6,816,054 7,293,896 Naval STORES. The trade in these articles, though only about four or five years old, has met with unprecedented success. Constant improvements are making in the manufacture of the various articles; the quality of spirits of turpentine is much better than at the commencement, and has coinmanded 40 cents per gallon for a medium article. Very little Naval Stores have been sold in this market. Most of the crude turpentine, and A No. 1 white rosin was shipped to New York, and the balance westward. The receipts and prices are as follows: 1,460 bbls. spirits turpentine, 40 cents per gallon: 799 crude do., $1 75 a $2 per bbl. ; 482 do. pitch, $3 bbl. ; 258 do. tar, $2 per bbl. ; 20 bbls. bright and varnish at 20 cents per gallon; and 3,019 bbls. rosin, $125 a $3 50 per bbl.

FREIGHTS. The large increase in the cotton crop gave additional animation to the freight market during the year under review, and for the greater part of the business season rates ruled high. For a long time td. was paid to Liverpool,

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and to Havre 13-16 to 1 1-16 cents was the range. Until April, vessels trading to coastwise ports were doing a good business, 9-16 cents being obtained for New York. Shipments have been made since as low as 75 cents per bale. The lumber and timber tables show large exports, indicative of a considerable business in freight for these articles. More vessels have loaded with timber for the various ports on the Eastern Continent, and with lumber to Texas and Northern ports, than we have noticed for several years. The timber freights are generally at a round charter, and those for lumber vary from $3 to $12 per M. A scarcity of vessels, of light draught, interfered with more extensive business in lum. ber on the Texas coast.

CURRENT RATES OF COTTON FREIGHTS, FOREIGN AND COASTWISE, AT THE PORT OF MOBILE

DURING THE COMMERCIAL SEASON OP 1851 AND 1852.

NEW YORK.

HAVRE.
Cents.

LIVERPOOL
Months.

Pence,
September

3-8

$2 a 1-2c. October.. 1-2 a 9.16

$2 1-2c. November.

7.16 1-2

7-8 a 1

$2 1-2c. December.

5-16 15 32
13-16 15-16

1-2c. January

3-8 13-32

13-16 31-32 1-2 9.16C. February

11-32 13-32

7.8 15-16 $2 9-16c. March...

3-8
1-2

7-8 15.16 1-2 9.16c. April..

15-32 9-12
15-16 1 1.16

6-8c. May

1-4 6-8

1 1 1-16 $1 6-8c. June.. 1.4 9.32

75C. July

3-4 August. 1-4

$2 EXCHANGE. There is less evidence of uniformity in the rates of sterling exchange, as exhibited by our tables this year, than was noticed in our last annual report. Sixty-day bills on New York were at 1$ per cent discount at the opening, and are at per cent discount at the close of the year. Bills on France have varied very little-5 20 a 5 30 being the range. The supply of exchange, particularly of domestic bills, has been moderate, and the demand pretty brisk. COMPARATIVE RATES OF EXCHANGE ON LONDON, PARIS, AND NEW YORK, ON TIE 1st or

EACH MONTH, FOR THREE YEARS PAST.

(SIXTY-DAY BILLS.) -1851-2.-1850-1.--

-1819–50.---Months. London. Paris. N. York. London. Paris. N. York. London. Paris, N. Y'k. prem. prem.

dis. per 8

prem. per 8. September..

6.20 1% 84 6.37 1 84 5.30 October..... 5.20 15 87 5.37

9} 5.30 November. 77 6.20 2$

5.37 27 84 5.30 1+ December 5.284 27

6.34} 27 7} 5.35 17 January... 87 5.271

27
73 5.341 24 5%

5.50 23 February 84 5.27 2$ 73

5.35 3 6 5.50 13 March 84 5.27+ 2} 77 5.32 24 73 5.40

14 April 84 5.271 11 9} 5.25 15

5.40

13 May

5.30 17 94 5.22} 1} 94 5.25 June..

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5.25 July 94 6.30 13 91 5.20 it

5.35 August..... 9$ 5.30

94 5.20 11 9 6.37 1 BTATEMENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS AND DUTIES AT THIS PORT FOR THE THIRD AND FOURTH QUARTERS, 1851, AND THE FIRST AND SECOND QUARTERS, 1852.

THIRD QUARTER, 1851.
Value of imports, dutiable...

$75,431 Value of imports, free..

1,800 Total imports.....

$76,231 Amount of duties collected, $14,885.

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$138,146
168,036

$306,182

$178,724

5,776

$184,500

FOURTH QUARTER, 1851.
Value of imports, dutiable
Value of imports, free...

Total imports.....
Amount of duties collected, $27,052.

FIRST QUARTER, 1852.
Value of imports, dutiable...
Value of inports, free.....

Total imports .....
Amount of duties collected, $58,049.

SECOND QUARTER, 1852.
Value of imports, dutiable...
Value of imports, free...

Total imports... ...
Amount of duties collected, $31,263.
Total amount of imports.. ...
Total amount of duties collected for past year..
Total imports of 1850-51......
Total duties collected for 1850-51*

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COMPARATIVE IMPORTS OF THE FOLLOWING STAPLE ARTICLES INTO THIS

THREE YEARS,

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UNDER WHAT

CIRCUMSTANCES A FOREIGN MINISTER CAN SUE AND BE SUED IN

THE UNITED STATES.

In the case of Bosch Spencer is. Romain D. Boon and Annie Vanlangenhore, in the Superior Court of Baltimore city, it was decided under what circumstances a foreign minister has the right to sue and be sued in this country. The question arose upon a motion to quash a writ of attachment which had been sued out under the laws of Maryland, Acts of 1825, chapter 114, by the plain. tiff, describing himself “ an inhabitant of the District of Columbia, in the United States," against the defendants, who are alleged not to be citizens of the United States, nor to reside therein.

On behalf of the defendants, a certificate from the Department of State is produced, showing that the “ Chevalier de Bosch Spencer is the Charge d'Affaires duly accredited, of his Majesty the King of the Belgians, near the Government of the United States ;” and for this, and other reasons assigned, the present mo. tion is made to quash the proceedings.

* About $20,000 remained in warehouse.

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