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COMMERCIAL STATISTICS.

IMPORTS INTO ST. LOUIS.

We give below a comparative table, showing the receipts of the principal articles of produce and groceries, at the landing in this city, from the 1st of January to the 1st of July, for the years 1846, 1847, and 1848, which we make up from our files, and which we believe to be as nearly correct as can be arrived at. In it is not included the direct shipments of produce from points above for New Orleans and the Ohio river, or any that is brought in by wagons; consequently it does not exhibit by any means all that is brought into our market. Had we any means of ascertaining, with any degree of accuracy, the amount of exports from this city, it would exhibit a much larger amount and more satisfactory evidence of the extent of our trade.

1818.
1917.

1916. Tobacco, hhds,

4,701

3,460 5,338 Hemp, bales,

24,831 59,647 21,282 Lead, pigs,

338,618 358,528 420,352 Flour, barrels,

150,979 235,374 113,316 Wheat; bush,

938,252 1,644,429 1,200,871 Corn, do,

240,028 844,673 427,259 Oats, do,

161,010 162,665 Rye, do,

3,810 2,212 3,247 Barley, do,

65,036 28,198 13,6+1 Beans, bbls,

2,310 3,200 2,283 Sacks,

1,267
2,382

700 Flaxseed, bbls,

6,418 3,555 1,790 Fruit,* bbls,

5,997 7,550 3,374 Sacks,

2,960 8,361 1,088 Potajoes, bbls,

900

1,820 2,733 Sacks,

47,420 19,330 19,906 Pork, bbls,

68,455 35,992 43,621 Half bbls,

943
250

39 Beef, tierces,

3,415

1,162 Bbls,

2,295 2,386 12,202 Half bbls,

192

126 Bacon,t casks and tierces

26,505

11,450 9,052 Bbls and boxes, 4,481 1,090

457 Bulk meat, lbs,

6,625,244 2,522,418 700,430

23,537 12,269

547 1,565

270 5,463

105 916

Lard, tierces,

Bbls,

Kegs, Butter, bbls,

Kegs, firkins, &c.,
Cheese, casks,

Boxes,
Tallow, tierces and casks

Bbls,
Beeswax, bbls,

Packages,
Beef hides,
Whisky, bbls,
Sugar, hhds,

Bbls and boxes,
Molasses, hhds. and tierces,

Bbls,
Coffee, bags,
Salt, sacks and bags,

Bbls,

3,482 70,912 9,544

666 1,946

22 3,142

121 287 325

382 40,443 17,065 17,500 5,784

153 19,215

33,556 118,472 14,379

28,293
7,175

610
1,290

53 2,379

40 171 315

460 42,836 13,638

8,136 11,517

368 4,707 30,296 58,150 11,602

338

374 50,267 15,705 8,012 2,493

8,580 42,913 70,682 35,135

Including green and dried apples and dried peaches. † Including bacon and pork in salt.

Including Liverpool, Turk's Island, Cadiz, &c.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES DURING THE YEAR 1847.

THE SEA.

Summary statement of the value of the Exports of the growth, produce, and

manufacture of the United States, during the year commencing on the 1st day of July, 1846, and ending on the 30th day of June, 1847.

Whalebone,

671,601

Spermaceti candles, 191,467 FisheriesDried fish, or cod fisheries, $659,629

$3,468,033 Pickled tish, or river fisheries, (herring, shad, sal

Skins and furs,

747,145 mon, mackerel,) 136,221 Ginseng,

64,466 Whale and other fish oil, 1,070,659 Product of woodSpermaceti oil,

738,456 Staves, shingles, boards,

THE FOREST.

hewn timber,
1,849,911 Brown sugar,

25,483 Other lumber, 342,781 Indigo

10 Masts and spars,

23,270 Oak bark and other dye, 95,355

$177,493 All manufactures of wood, 1,495,924

MANUFACTURES. Naval stores, tar, pitch ros

Soap and tallow candles, 606,798 in, and turpentine, 759,221 Leather boots and shoes, 243,816 Ashes, pot and pearl, 618,000 Household furniture, 225,700

Coaches and other carriages, 75,369 $5,996,073 Hats,

59,536 AGRICULTURE. Saddlery,

| 13,102 Product of animals

Wax,

161,527 Beef, tallow, hides, horned

Spirits from grain,

67,781 cattle,

2,434,003 Beer, ale porter, and cider, 68,114 Butter and cheese, 1,741,770 Snuff and tobacco,

658,950 Pork, (pickled,) bacon,

Linseed oil and spirits of turlard, live hogs, 6,630,842 pentine,

498,110 Horses and mules, 277,359 Cordage,

27,054 Sheep,

29,100 Iron-pig, bar and nails, 168,817 castings,

68,889 $11,113,074 all manufactures of, 929,778 Vegetable food,

Spirits from molasses 293,609 Wheat, 6,049,350 Sugar, refined,

124,824 Flour, 26,133,811 Chocolate,

1,653 14,395,212 Gunpowder,

88,397 Indian meal, 4,301,334 Copper and brass,

64,980 Rye meal, 225,502 Medicinal drugs,

165,793 Rye, oats and small grain and pulse, 1,600,962

$4,612,597 Biscuit, or shipbread, 556,266 Potatoes,

109,062 Cotton, piece goodsApples,

92,961 printed and colored, 281,320 3,605,896 white,

3,345,082 nankeen,

8,794 $57,070,356 twist, yarn and thread, 108,132 Tobacco,

7,242,086

all other manufact's of, 338,375 Cotton,

53,415,848 Wool,

89,460 Flax and hemp, $4,082,523 All other agricultural pro

Cloth and thread,

477 ducts

Bags and all manufact's of, 5,305 Flaxseed, 1,346 Wearing apparel,

47,101 Hops, 150,654 Combs and buttons,

17,026

Indian corn,

Rice,

Brushes,
2,967 Gold and silver coin,

62,620 Billiard tables and apparatus, 615 Artificial flowers and jewelry, 3,126 Umbrellas and parasols, 2,150 Molasses,

26,959 Leather and morocco skins not Trunks,

5,270 sold per pound, 29,856 Brick and lime

17,623 Fire engines and apparatus, 3,443 Domestic salt,

,42,333 Printing presses and type, 17,431 Musical instruments, 16,997

$4,692,403 Books and maps, 44,751 Lead,

124,981 Paper and stationary, 88,731 Articles not enumeratedPaints and varnish, 54,115 Manufactured,

1,108,984 Vinegar, 9,526 Other articles,

1,199,276 Earthern and stone ware 4,758 Manufactures of glass, 71,155

$2,308,260 tin,

6,363 Government stores to the army, pewter & lead, 13,694 from New York,

326,800 marble & stone, 11,220 gold & silver

Grand Total,

$150,637,464 & gold leaf, 4,268

RECAPITULATION.

The Sea,
The Forest,
Agriculture,
Vegetable food,
Tobacco,
Cotton,
Wool
All other agricultural pro-

$3,468,033 ducts,

177,493 5,996,073 Manufactures,

9,305,000 11,113,074 Lead,

124,981 57,070,356 Articles not enumerated, 2,308,260

7,242,086 Government stores to the army, 53,415,848 from New York,

326,800 89,460

WOOL TRADE OF MICHIGAN. In noticing the great increase in the production of wool in the State of Michigan, we are naturally led to inquire, why it is that the Lake region is so rapidly outstripping the Valley of the Mississippi in this branch of husbandry. We have doubtless a climate altogether as favorable for sheep, as that of Michigan ; and when we reflect that every product of the field is cheaper here than in the vicinity of the Lakes, and that extensive districts in Missouri, especially, are so remote from market that scarcely any kind of grain will bear transportation, we are at a loss to perceive the reason that wool growing has been so much neglected by our farmers. We should feel ourselves under an obligation to any experienced farmer of the west who will favor us with facts upon this subject.

1841,

By reference to the imports into St. Louis for the four years ending the 31st of December, 1847, we find the quantity of wool received reported as follows: 1,377 bales in 1844; 1,899 bales in 1845; 1,903 bales in 1846, and 2,107 bales in 1847.

The following statement from the Detroit Free Press, shows the quantity of wool exported from Michigan in 1841 and for four years ending with 1847:

The shearing season is now near at hand in this State, and a short review of the past may not be uninteresting. Our surplus is augmenting. There was shipped from the State in

23,000 lbs. 1844,

256,407 1845,

412,081 1846,

716,587 1847, a little over

1,000,000 We have taken some pains to ascertain the quantity exported from each port to 31st of Decembe We here give it :

1846.

1847. Detroit,

506,103 lbs.

760,716 lbs. Monroe,

84,426 153,400 St. Joseph,

4,000 15,400 Toledo-from Michigan,

12 4,060 86,300 Trenton,

1,000 Grand Haven,

1,000 Mount Clemons,

30,000 St. Clair,

6,000 Newport,

400

716,587

1,054,216
140,000

Exported since opening of navigation,

Total exports of 1817,

1,094,216 lbs. “In the Free Press of July 5th last, we estimated the crop of the State ai 1,600,000 lbs., and put down for home consumption 500,000 lbs.; surplus for export 1,100,000 lbs.

“The returns of exports from the custom-house here, and shipments at Toledo, up to this time, make the amount less than 5,000 lbs. of our estimate.

“The great number of sheep that have been driven into the State the past season, and the natural increase, will probably give us a surplus of 1,600,000 lbs. the present season."

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