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Exchange, Rates of, between New Orleans, New York, London, &c., 1845-8, 293, 572

Finances of the United States,

93, 187, 445

Financial Events of the year 1848,

545

Crisis in Great Britain, London Times on,

545

Fillmore (Millard) Report upon the Banking System of New York,

678

Fixed and Floating Capital, by James Wilson, M. P.,

115

Flour-Prices of for each month, 1843-8,

293

Fluctuations of the Funds in 1843,

571

Foreign Opinions upon the Gold of Russia and California, . 575, 608, 619, 631, 690

Forgery, Improvements in Bank Note Paper for the Prevention of,

577

France, Statistics of the Coinage of,

555

Fluctuation in the Funds of,

571, 575

Gold and Silver, Past and Prospective Supply of,

95, 504, 538, 589, 557, 608

Gold Regions of California, (The)

430, 576, 613, 619, 629

Grace on Bills, at Venice, Hamburg, Rome, Madrid, Rio, &c.,

271

Sight Bills, The Law of,

144, 265, 337, 423, 587, 645

Great Britain-Commercial Capital of, .

60

Commercial Crisis in

545

Coinage of, . .

554

Estimate of the Currency and Coin of,

501

Fluctuations in the Public Funds of, .

571, 574

Gurney, (Samuel) Opinions on the Commercial Crisis, Banking System, &c., 235

Harris (J. Morrison) Historical and Descriptive Sketch of California,

649

Hemp, Crop and Trade of, 1847–8, .

291

Hodgson, (Adam) Opinions on the Commercial Crisis, Banking System, &c., 225
Humboldt on the Production and Supply of Precious Metals,

538, 589, 709

Ice Trade of the United States,

406

Illinois and Michigan Canal-Account of,

332, 429

Indiana-Public Debt of,

164

Insurance Companies of New York, Report upon the,

684

Interest of Money, (On the)

365

Irving, (Washington) on the Gold Fever in the 16th Century,

475

Jacob (William) on the Supply and Consumption of the Precious Metals, 557

Johnson, (A. B.) Treatise on Banking,
Journal (Le) des Debats, Remarks on California, .

623

Kentucky.-Report upon the Southern Bank of Kentucky,

599

Law Decisions--Recent Cases in Pennsylvania, .

173, 402

Alabama,

174

Georgia,

176

New York,

177, 401

Connecticut,

401

Maryland,

201

Louisiana,

595, 641, 642
Legal Miscellany-Banks,

173, 177, 401

Bonds of Bank Officers,

595

Bills of Exchange and Notes,

173, 176, 265, 337, 401, 402

Endorsement,

174, 177, 403

Interest, .

174

Bank Directors,

175

Promissory Notes,

178

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Legal Miscellany–Usury, .

175, 179

Transfers of Bank Stock, .

201, 401

Public Stocks——their Liability to Taxation,

211, 296

Grace on Sight Bills,

144, 265, 337, 423, 587, 645

Foreign Law,

401

Bank Shares and Banking,

401

Protest,

340, 403

Libraries-An Account of Foreign Public,

372

Life Insurance Companies Notices of, .

46, 398, 725

London Stock Exchange Account of

343

Louisiana State Bank-Proceedings respecting the,

601, 643

Manhattan Company of New York—History of,

137

Manufacturers, Merchandize and Crops of the Several States, 1848,

329

Maryland-Resumption in, ..

394

Merchants' Bank in the City of New York-History of the

325
Metals—The Common use of,

697
Mexico-Statistics of the Coinage of,

521
Mississippi Valley— Trade of the,

281, 295
Mint of the United States--Coinage of, 1793 to 1848,

94, 515, 641

Account of the, (with an Engraving,]

769

Money Market-Notes on the, . 72, 200, 264, 324, 354, 456, 528, 587, 644, 707

Morris, (Governor of the Bank of England) Views of Currency and Banking, 501

Mortality–The Laws of,

412, 457, 529

National Wealth-Principles of, by H. C. Carey,

37

Industry-On the Progress of,

310

New Orleans-Remarks on the Public Debt of,

627

New York-Commerce of, 1846, 1847, 1848,

134

Prices of Provisions in, 1823 to 1947,

124

Historical Sketches of the Banking Institutions of,

137, 325

Report upon the Banks and Insurance Companies of,

684

Report of the Comptroller upon the Banking System of,

678

New York and London-Exchange between, for 26 ycars,

293, 572

Fluctuations in the Stocks of,

573

Finances of,

379, 678

Ohio, (The) State Bank of, Notice of,

224

Paragraphs—The Pawnbroker's Window,

371

The Financial Prospect of 1849 in Europe,

575

Good and Bad Luck,

328

Gold Hunting in the Sixteenth Century,

475

Maxims on Money,

336

Domestic Cotton Goods Trade of Boston,

454

The World was made for All,

336

Notice of Laffitte the Banker,

453

Embezzlement,

405

Sale of Erie Rail Road Bonds,

451

Assay of California Gold,

440

The Journal des Debats on California,

623

Palmer (J. Horsley) Opinions on the Commercial Crisis, Banking System, &c. 245
Patent Office Report, for 1847, 1948—Extracts from,

122, 159, 606
Pease (J.) Opinions on the Commercial Crisis, Banking, &c.,

502

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Pennsylvania-Banking System of, .

131, 704

Statistics of the Coal Trade of,

146

Revenue and Expenditures of, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848,

450

Peru-Coinage of, .....

554

Peters, (S. J.) Remarks on the Public Debt of New Orleans, .

627

Population and Mortality—The Law of,

412, 457, 491, 529

Population and Property of the Several States in 1847,

129, 329

Porter's Progress of National Industry,

310

Post Office-Statistics of, and Report upon,

498

Precious Metals—Early Accounts of the,

95, 504

Humboldt on the,

538, 599, 709

Jacob on the Supply and Consumption of the,

557

Professor Ansted on the Present Condition of,

608

Expense of a Currency of the,

430
Production of the, in America,

556
Consumption of, in the Arts,

697, 705

Principle and Circumstances,

99

Principles of Banking, by N. Bonnefoux,

103

Principles of Life Insurance,

398

Productions and Capital of the United States,

329, 606
Protest and Noting-The Law of

340, 403
Public Annuities in Great Britain,

360
Public Funds-Fluctuations in,

571, 573, 574, 575

Rail Road (The) System,

321

Stocks, Fluctuations in the Value of,

571

Remington, (J. R.) An Account of his Inventions,

363

Revolutions (The) in Europe,

15, 545

Rhode Island Bills of Credit,

378

Rothschild, The House of,

32

Russia and Siberia, The Gold Mines of,

631, 648

Scotland, History of the Bank of,

316

Sight Bills of Exchange, Grace upon,

144, 265, 337, 423, 587, 645
Smith's Wealth of Nations, Extracts from,

609, 610, 619
Stocks-Fluctuations in the Prices of,

571, 573, 575

Stock Exchange of London, Account of the,

343

State Finances—New York,

379

Pennsylvania,

454

Maryland, .

394

Virginia,

441

Illinois,

334

Indiana,

164

Statistics of the Coinage of the United States,

93, 515, 641

Splendor without Means,

65

Sub-Treasury, (The) Notice of,

274

Suretiship, The Dangers and Defects of, and their Remedy,

67

Sugar Trade and Crop of 1848, A Review of,

286

Times (The London) Opinions on the Crisis, &c.,

545, 619, 625

Tobacco and Cotton, Crops of 1838 to 1848,

278

Turner (Charles) Opinions on the Commercial Crisis, Banking System, &c., • 232

Tooke (Thomas)

503

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Travelling Facilities fifty-three years ago-Changes in the Basin—New Papers pro

posed—New Lines projected for Philadelphia and Easton-Delays of TravelNew Stone Bridges over Jones' Falls-New Insurance Companies–New Banks Established.

Travel.-In consulting the daily journals of fifty years since, published in Baltimore, the reader is struck with the extraordinary, nay, almost incredible, change : that have taken place in the facilities of travel to and from the city. The traveller of that period had neither the telegraph nor the rail road to prompt his movements. Even steamboats, now pursuing their comparatively slow path, were unknown—not conceived. The mail coachee was the ready means of reaching Philadelphia in thirty hours, and news from Boston in seven days was a rarity.

In the winter season, more particularly, the merchant, the broker and the statesman had to wait the dull process of the mail for intelligence respecting the captures on the ocean, money opurations, or the elections far anil near.

As a singular instance of such delays, we find the editor of a daily paper in Baltimore, acknowledges in his journal of the 25th February, 1795, “A gentleman who arrived last night in the stage from Philadelphia, favored us with a Philadelphia paper of the 21st instant. Our readers will attribute the barrenness of our paper to the irregularity of the mails, which, although they arrived last evening in due time, brought, we may say, not a single paper."

On the 3d March of that year, a new line of accommodating coaches" was advertised by William Evans & Co., to start from Grant's Fountain

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