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A statement of the number and class of vessels built, and the tonnage thereof, in eack
State and Territory of the United States, in 1840.


Ships. Brigs Sch'rs. Sloops. Steamboats. TY v'ls Tons 95ths. Maine .. 50 56 75

181 38,936 89 New Hampshire...... 4


6 2,721 87 Massachusetts.. 25 11 76 1

113 17,811 50 Rhode Island.. 2 2 1 1

6 1,589 19 Connecticut..

16 27

49 4,130 08 New York.. 13 21 24

72 13,786 05 New Jersey

3 32 73

109 6,791 92 Pennsylvania.

6 12 78


8,135 73 Delaware..

5 3

9 757 58 Maryland ...... 3 10 96 1

111 11,736 53 District of Columbia. 1 1)

2 430 57 Virginia


12 925 11 North Carolina..


24 1,295 65 South Carolina..



306 03 Georgia...

2 253 90 Ohio......


25 33 4,021 66 Tennessee

1 381 55 Kentucky

5 1,090 53 Missouri.....

1,210 00 Alabama...

148 49 Lousiana...



1,196 87 Michigan..

3 1

7 7 585 36 Florida..

1 1

65 57 Total...

97 1091 378 224 63 871 118,309 23



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A comparative view of the registered, enrolled, and licensed tonnage of the United States COMMERCIAL TIME-TABLE. The subjoined calculations of time, (says the Savannah Georgian,) were made by an eminent practical accountant. We have seen several other tables, intended to expedite the business of the counting-house, but prefer the present form, because it combines conciseness and accuracy with simplicity of arrangement. Commercial gentlemen will find, at a glance, that it is admirably suited to facilitate the equation of payments, finding dates for casting interest, &c.


from 1815 to 1840, inclusive.


1815.. 1816. 1817. 1818. 1819.. 1820. 1821. 1822 1823 1824. 1825. 1826. 1827. 1828. 1829 1830 1831. 1832. 1833. 1834. 1835. 1836. 1837 1838. 1839. 1840.

Registered tonnage. Enrolled & licensed.

854,294 74 513,833 04
800,759 63 571,458 85
809,724 70 590,186 66
606,088 64 619,095 51
612,930 44 647,821 17
619,047 53 661,118 66
619,896 40 679,062 30
628,150 41 696,548 71
639,920 76 696,644 87
669,972 60

719,190 37
700,787 08

722,323 69 737,978 15

796,211 68 747,170 44 873,437 34 812,619 37 928,772 50 650,142 88

610,654 88 576,475 33

615,301 10 620,451 92

647,394 32 686,989 77 752,460 39 750,026 72 856,123 22 857,438 42 901,468 67 885,821 60 939,118 49 897,774 51

984,328 14 810,447 29 1,086,238 40 822,591 86 1,173,047 89 834,244 54 1,262,234 27 899,764 76 1,280,999 35

Total tonnage. 1,368,127 78 1,372,218 53 1,399,911 41 1,225,184 20 1,260,752 61 1,280,166 24 1,298,958 70 1,324,699 17 1,336,565 68 1,389,163 02 1,423,110 77 1,534,190 83 1,620,607 78 1,741,391 87 1,260,797 81 1,191,776 43 1,267,846 29 1,439,450 21 1,606,149 94 1,758,907 14 1,824,940 14 1,882,102 65 1,896,665 69 1,995,639 80 2,096,478 81 2,180,764 16

TIME-TABLE, Soucing the number of days from any day in one month to the same day in another



Jan. Peb. Mar Apl May Ju’e. July Aug Sep Oct. Nor. Dec. From January,

365 31 59 90 120 1511 181 212 243 273 304) 334 February,

334 365 28 53 89 120 150 181 212 242 273 303 March,

306 337 365 31 61 92 122 153 184 214 245 275 April,

275 306 334 365 30 61 91 153 183 214 244 May,

245 276 304 335 365 31 61 92 123 153 181 214 June,...

214 215 273 304 334 365 30 61 92 122 153 183 July,

184 215 243 274 304 335 365 31 62 92 123 153 August,

153 184 212 243 273 304 334 365 31 61 92 122 September, 122 153 181 212 242 273 303 334 365 301 61 91 October, ... 92 123 151 182 212 243 273 304 335 365 31 61 November,

61 92 120 151 181 212 242 273 304 334 365 30 December,...... 31 62 90 121 151) 182 212 243 274 304 335 365 EXPLANATION.—The months counted from, are arranged in the left hand vertical column—those counted to, are in the upper horizontal line,-the days between those periods are found in the angle of intersection, in the same way as in a common multiplica. tion table. If the end of February be included between the two points of time, a day must be added in leap years.

Suppose it were required to know the number of days from the 4th of March to the 15th of August ? In the horizontal line, marked March, and in the column under August, we find 153, which is the number of days from the 4th of March, (or any other day of March,) to the 4th (or same) day of August ; but as we want the time to the 15th of August, 11 days (the difference between 4 and 15) must be added to 153, which shows that 164 is the number of days between the 4th of March and 15th of August.

Again, were the number of days required between the 10th of October and the 3d of June in the following year-opposite to October and under June, we find 243, which is the number of days from the 10th of October to the 10th of June ; but as we sought the time to the 3d only, (which is 7 days earlier,) we must deduct 7 from 243, leaving 236, the number of days required : and so of others. See Foster's Commercial Sutra mary for Merchants, Bankers, &c.

INDIA SUGAR AND RUM. The following is a comparative statement of the quantity of sugar and rum shipped from Calcutta in each of the four years, ending the 30th November last, viz:

Maunds of

Gallons of Sugar.

Rum. 1837... 585,114

78,291 1838. 643,770

139,364 1839.............................. 740,946

244,576 1840...... 1,409,773



THE TARIFF OF 1841. By the Act of September 11, 1841, recently published, all articles of import which have been heretofore free of duty, or subject to less rates of duty than 20 per cent. ad valorem, are from and after the first day of October instant, subjected to a uniforin rate of 20 per cent. ad valorem, with the exception of a long list of articles enumerated in the act, which continue to be free, or subject to the duties previously imposed. These arti. cles are more specifically enumerated in the alphabetical list given below, as prepared at the custom house in Boston, and originally published in the Atlas of that city,

All articles not here enumerated, if by previous laws subject to higher duties than 20 per cent. ad valorem, continue to pay the same rates, until reduced by the operations of the act of 1833. French wines, however, until the second day of February next, will be charged with duty at the rates of 6 cents a gallon for red in casks, 10 cents for white in casks, and 22 cents a gallon for all French wines in boules. Railroad iron is charged with duty at the rate of 20 per cent, ad valorem, with the exception of such as shall be imported under the act of July 14, 1832, prior to March 3, 1843, for any incorporated company whose railroad is already commenced, and which shall be necessary to com. plete the same.



Indigo, 15 per cent. duty; acid, muriatic, 124 per cent.; acid, sulphuric, or oil of vitriol, 3 cents per lb.; acid, tartaric, 15 per cent.; alum, $2 50 per cwt.aquafortis, 12) per cent.; blue vitriol, 4 cents per Ib.; calomel, 15 per cent.; carbonate of soda, 15 per cent.; corrosive sublimate, 15 per cent.; combs, 15 per cent.; copperas, $2 per cwt.; lead, nitrate of, 121 per cent.; lead, red, ground in oil or dry, 5 cents per lb.; lead, white, ground in oil or dry, 5 cents per 1b.; lead, sugar of, 5 cents per lb.; manganese, 15 per cent.; magnesia, sulphate of, 15 per cent.; potash, bichromate of, 12) per cent.; putash, chromate of, 124 per cent.; potash, prussiate of, 12, per cent.; salts, glauber, 2 cents per Ib.; salts, rochelle, 15 per cent.; sulphate of quinine, 15 per cent.; sublinate, corrosive, 15 per cent.; saltpetre, refined, 3 cents per lb.


Alba canella ; alcornoque; aloes; amber; ambergris; anatomical preparations; animals imported for breed ; aniseseed ; do., oil of; annatto; antimony ; crude, do.; regulus of; apti. quities, all collections of, especially imported by order and for the use of any society incorporated for philosophical or literary purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts, or by order and for the use of any seminary of learning, school, or college ; apparel, wearing, and other personal baggage in actual use; Arabic gum; argol; arrow rool; articles, all, imported for the use of the United States; assafætida; ava root.

Baggage, personal, in actual use; balsam, tolu; bamboos, in an unmanufactured state ; barilla; bark of the cork tree, unmanufactured; bark, Peruvian; bars, brass in; bars, copper in; bars, tin in; 'beans, vanilla; berries, juniper; berries, used in dyeing ; bubea tea (see teas); bole, Arinenian; books, specially imported; bars, brass, old, fit only to be manufactured ; Brazil wood; Brazilletto; breed, animals imported for; brimstone er sul. phur; bristles; bullion ; Burgundy pitch; burr stones, unwrought; busts of marble, b.onze or plaster and alabaster; do. or plaster of Paris, specially imported.

Cabincts of coin, specially imported, &c.; calaminaris lapis; camwood, cancia alba; cantharides; cascarilla ; castanas; casts, specially imported ; catsup; chalk; camomile flowers ; charts, specially imported, &c.; clay, unwrought; cloth rags of any kind ; cochineal; coculus indicus; colombo root; collections of antiquities, specially imported, &c.; coins, cabinets of, specially imported, &c.; coin, gold; coin, silver; copper, imported in any shape, for the use of the mint, copper in pigs and bars; copper in plates and sheets, or plates of which copper is the material of chief value, suited for the sheathing of vessels; copper, old, fit only to be remanufactured ; coriander seed; cork tree, bark of, unmanu. factured ; cream of tartar; crude antimony; crude saltpetre; crude tartar; cummin seed.

Drawings and paintings, specially imported; dyeing, all vegetables and articles used

principally for and in composing dyes, and all other dyeing drugs, and materials for composing dyes, except alum, copperas, blue vitriol, bichromate of potash, prussiate of pota ash, nitrate of lead, aquatoriis, tartaric acids, manganese, muriatic or sulphuric acids, the duties on which being retained, the articles will be found under their appropriate heads in the tables of ad valorem and specific duties ; dye woods.

Elephant's teeth, and other animals; emery; engravings, specially imported; epaulets, of gold and silver, and wings; etchings, specially imported.

Flax, unmanufactured; flaxseed; flints and ground flints ; flowers, camomile ; foil, tin; furs of all kinds, undressed; fustic.

Gamboge; gems, specially imported; gold coin; gold, epaulets of; gum Arabic; gam senegal; gypsum, or plaster of Paris.

Harlem oil; hair pencils ; hair unmanufactured; hartshorn; hemlock; henbane; hides, raw; horns, ox and other; horn, plates for lanterns; horns, other than tips; hyson tea.

Imperial tea; implements and tools of trade, of persons arriving in the United States ; India rubber; indicus coculus; instruments, philosophical, specialiy imported, &c.; inven. tions, models of; ipecacuanha; irris or orris root; ivory unmanufactured.

Juniper berries; juniper, oil of.
Kelp; kermes.
Lastings; lac dye; horn, plates for; lapis calaminaris ; linseed; Jogwood.

Machinery, models of; madder; madder 'root; manna ; maps, specially imported, &c.; marrow and soap stuils, and soap stocks; models, specially imported; mineralogy, spe. cimens in; mint, copper in any shape imported for the use of; modellings, specially im. ported; models of inventions; modellings of machinery; mother of pearl ; mohair; musk.

Natural history, specimens in; needles; Nicaragua wood; nuts and berries used in dyeing; nux vomica.

Oil of almonds; oil of aniseseed; oil of harlem; oil of juniper; old brass, fit only to be remanufactured; old copper, do, do. do.; old pewter, do. do. do.; opium ; oil of Ameri. can fisheries, and all other articles the produce of said fisheries; orris, or irris root; ox horns.

Palm oil; palm leaf; paintings, work of American artists abroad; paintings, specially imported; pastil, or wood; pearl, mother of; pencils, hair; personal baggage in actual use; persons arriving in the United States, tools or implements of trade of ; Peruvian, bark; pewter, old, fit only to be remanufactured; philosophical apparatus, specially im. ported, &c.; pigs, brass in; pigs, copper in; pitch, Burgundy; plants; plaster of Paris ; plates or sheets, tin in; plates, horn, for lanterns; platina; preparations, anatomical ; prunella, used for making buttons and shoes.


Rags of any kind of cloth ; ratans, unmanufactured ; raw skins, and undressed ; red wood; reeds, unmanufactured ; regulus of antimony; rhubarb ; root, arrow; root, ava; root, colombo; root madder; root, orris, or irris ; rotten stone; rubber, India.

Saffron ; sage ; salipetre, crude ; sandal wood, imported in a powerful state, in which it is used exclusively in dyeing ; sarsaparilla ; sculpture, specimens of, specially imported, &c.; seed, coriander ; seed, cummin; seed, anise ; senegal gum ; senna ; sheathing cop(per, suited for sheathing vessels ; sheets, brass in ; sheets, copper in ; sheets, tin in; shellac; shells, tortoise ; silver coin ; silver, epaulets of; sking, raw ; smalız ; soda ash ; sou. chong tea (see tea); specimens in mineralogy ; specimens in natural history; spelter; sponges; statues, specially imported, &c.; statuary, works of American artists abroad; statuary, specially imported; stone, polishing and rotten ; stones, burr, unwrought; sulphur of brimstone ; sumac.

Tapioca ; tartar, cream of; do., crude ; tamarinds ; teas of all kinds, imported from China or other places ; teeth, of elephants and of other animals; leutenegue; tin, in plates, sheets, pigs, or bars ; tinfoil ; tips ; tolu, balsam ; tools of trade of persons arriving in the United States ; tortoise shell ; trees ; turmeric ; turtle shell.

Undressed furs; United States, all articles imported for the use of; unmanufactured bark of the cork tree; do, flax ; do. hair; do. ivory; do. ratans ; reeds; unwrought burr stones; unwrought clay.

Valonia, or velania, or dye stuff; vanilla beans; vegetables, such as are used princi. pally in dyeing and composing dyes; vomica nux.

Wearing apparel, and other personal baggage in actual use; woad, or pastel ; woods, for dyeing, of all kinds; wood, Brazil; wood, log; wood, Nicaragua; wood, red; wood, sandal, in a powerful state, in which it is used exclusively in dyeing; wool, unmanufactured, the value whereof at the place of exportation shall not exceed 8 cents per lb., shall be imporled free of duty; and if any wool, so imported, shall be fine wool, mixed with

dirt, or other material, and thus reduced in value to 8 cents per lb., or under, the ap. praisers shall appraise said wool at such price as in their opinion it would have cost had it not been so mixed, and a duty thereon shall be charged in conformity with such apprisal; and provided, that where wool of different qualities is imported in the same package, and any part thereof is worth more than 8 cents a pound, valued as aforesaid, that part shall pay a duty of 20 per cent.


SILVER CURRENCY OF CUBA. The Prince of Anglona, late governor-general, by an edict of February 18, 1840, ordered that ing pesetas called Isabelline pesetas, should circulate at five for a dollar, instead of four, as before, and sueltas at one and a half reals. This disposition was ar proved by the home government, but it made no provision for the indemnification of the holders of the money.

The present governor, by the new edict, makes a similar change in the Sevillian pesetas, which, after the 4th of October, were to circulate at the rate of five for a dollar, instead of four, as heretofore, and the sueltas at ten for a dollar. The government, how. ever, will make good the loss to holders, for which purpose a duty of one half per cent is to be laid on all imports and exports.

The silver currency of Havana will therefore consist henceforth of
The real de vellon, or half real, of provincial coinage, worth

5 cents. The half real with pillars (four-pence-half-penny)... The real nominal, or provincial real

10 The pillared real, or ihe corresponding coinage of the Spanish American states, (ninepence).....

12) The Sevillian peseta (pistareen).

20 The pillared peseta, or corresponding coin of Spanish America (quarter dollar) 25

This document announces that, in order to facilitate business transactions, a copper coinage will soon be introduced.

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REGULATIONS FOR THE COMMERCE OF YUCATAN. The ports licensed for foreign trade are Campeachy and Sisal. Vessels arriving from foreign ports pay a tonnage duty of $1 50 per ton, of measurement according to their register. On the arrival of a vessel, the captain shall not land, or receive any one on board, until he has been visited by the health officer, and customhouse officer, to the latter of whom he shall show his manifests. If he is not visited in twenty-four hours after coming to anchor, he may land, bringing all his papers with him for inspection. Foreign vessels will be required to present triplicate manifests, containing the name of the vessel, its commander, its tonnage, names of crew, port whence she sailed, and day of departe ure; the number of bales, boxes, packages, and parcels, with the names of consignees, and general statement of contents; the day and hour of delivery of the manifests, endorsed by the officer, who shall forthwith proceed to seal the hatches. With the mani. fests he shall also present his clearance from the port whence he sailed. The captain shall also give in a list of all the trunks and packages of baggage of his passengers.

FAIRBANK'S PLATFORM SCALES. We would call the attention of our merchants to this excellent article, advertised in the sheet appended to the present number of this magazine. An instrument of such known accuracy for weighing is an invaluable acquisition to every correct dealer.

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