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Aggregate State of the Bank of the State of Missouri, and its Branches, on

the 30th June, 1848.


LIABILITIES. Bills discounted,

$1,677,898 24 Capital stock paid in: Exchanges matured,

141,657 75 Owned by the State $954,206 22 Exchanges maturing,

462,266 26 Owned by indviduals 251,962 92 State of Missouri, (acc't. current) 107,311 34

-$1,206,168 14 Loan to State of Missouri, (to pay

Due depositors,

1,639,880 60 volunteers,) 4,276 93 Unclaimed dividends,

667 73 Bills receivable, (sale of real estate) 61,909 66 Interest and exchange,

187,567, 41 Real estate, 126,260 72 Contingent fund,

110,898 28 Suspended debt, 18,932 48 Suspense account,

17,222 20 Expense account, 14,311 88 Circulation,

2,119,590 00 Protest account, 51 43 Due to banks,

191,405 73 Due from Banks,

22,407 31 Bank notes on hand of other

$6,473,600 09 Banks,

46,550 00

H. SHURLDS, Cashier. Certificates Banks of Illinois, 192,013 33 Warrants on State Treasurer, Mo., 61 62 Gold and silver coin on land, 2,445,741 14

$5,473,600 09

State of the Bank of the State of Missouri, on the 30th June, 1848.

Branch at-

Capital stock paid inFayette for capital, $120,058 84

Owned by the State, $954,205 22 Palmyra for capital, 120,053,84

Owned by individuals, 261,962 92 Jackson, for capital, 120,058 84

-$1,206,168 11 Springfield, for capital, 120,058 84 Due depositors,

1,623,877 98 Lexington, for capital, 120,068 84 Unclaimed dividends,

867 73 -$ 600,294 20 Interest and exchange,

146,906 52 Bills discounted, 848,458 86 Contingent fund,

110.898 28 Exchanges matured, 108,996 90 Suspense account,

17.222 20 Exchanges maturing, 234,166 05 Circulation,

1,100 600 00 State of Missouri, (account current) 107,311 34 Due to banks,

186,238 75 Loan to State of Mo., (to pay volunteers,) 4,276 93

$4,294,779 60 Bills receivable, (sale of real

H. SHURLDS, Cashier. estate)

61,969 66 St. Louis, 30th June, 1848. Real estate,

58,620 90 Suspended debt,

102,197 25 Expense account,

6,731 48 Protest account,

22 43 Dae from banks,

13,464 64 Certificates banks of Illinois, 192,013,33 Warrants on State Treasurer Mo., 61 62 Gold and silver coin on hand, 1,966,204 11

$4,294,779 60 State of the Branch of the Bank of the State of Missouri, at Fayette, on the 30th

June, 1848.


LIABILITIES. Bills discounted,

$145,876 14 Bank State of Missouri, for Exchanges maturing, 89,448 76 capital,

$120,058 84 Real estate, 24,762 37 Due depositors,

17,205,03 Suspended debt, 3,510 65 Interest and Exchange,

9,217 59 Expense account, 1,816 37 Circulation,

227,430 00 Protest account, 4 05 Due to banks,

1,310 68 Bank notes on hand of other banks, 6,070 00 Gold and silver coin on hand, 103,703 30

$375,222 14

WM. C. BOON, Cashier. $375,222 14 Branch Bank State of Missouri,

Fayette, 30th June, 1848.

6,000 00

State of the Branch of the Bank of the State of Missouri, at Palmyra, on 30th

June, 1848.

Bills discounted,

132,631 81 Bank State of Missouri, for Exchanges matured, 32,666 79 capital,

$120.048 84 Exchanges maturing, 13,396 45 Due depósitors,

16,922 16 Real Estate, 14,429 35 Interest and exchange,

6,236 37 Suspended debt, 34,115 03 Circulation,

200,600 00 Expense account,

1,669 56 Protest account,

6 65

$343,817 31 Bank notes on hand of other banks, 32,230 00

8. D. SOUTH, Cashier. Gold and silver coin on hand, 82,782 43 Branch Bank State of Missouri,

Palmyra, 30th June, 1848.

$343,817 27) State of the Branch of the Bank of the State of Missouri, at Jackson, on 30th

June, 1848.

Bills discounted,

$203,913 75 Bank State of Missouri for Exchanges maturing,


$120,008 84 Exchanges matured,

4 06 Due depositors,

$16,176 81 Real Estate, 5,105 14 Interest and exchange,

6,337 64 Suspended debt, 8,687 75 Circulation,

196,300 00 Expense account,

1,222 44 Due Bank State Missouri, (account Protest account, 19 60 current)

3,052 45 Bank notes on hand of other banks, 4,220 00 Gold and silver coin on hand, 111,752 90

$339,925, 64

T. B. ENGLISH, $339,925 64

Cashier Branch Bank State of Missouri.

JACKSON, 30th June, 1848. State of the Branch of the Bank of the State of Missouri, at Springfield, on the

30th June, 1848. RESOURCES

LIABILITIES. Bills discounted,

$161,709 46 Bank State of Missouri for capital, $120,068 84 Exchanges maturing, 36,510 00 Due depositors,

30,066 67 Real estate, 9,579 00 Interest and exchange,

6,473 60 Suspended debt, 16,655 65 Circulation,

168,370 00 Expense account,

894 65 Due Bank State of Missouri (account Bank notes on hand of other Banks, 2,640 00 currency,)

803 85 Gold and silver coin op band, 88,872 60

$316,761 % $316,761 26

JAS. R. DANFORTH, Cashier. Branch Bank State of Missouri,

Springfield, 30th, June, 1848.
State of the Branch of the Bank of the State of Missouri, at Lexington, on 30th

June, 1848.

Bills discounted,

$185,308 22 Bank State of Missouri for capital, $120,068 84 Exchanges maturing, 83,735 00 Due depositors,

36,643 65 Real estate, 13,763 96 Interest and exchange,

10,396 99 Suspended debt, 16,836 16 Protest account,

1 00 Expense account,

1,977 48 Circulation, Due from Banks,

237,290 00 8,952 77 Bank notes on hand of other banks, 1,390 00 Gold and silver coin on band,

$404,389 38 92,425 80

WM. LIMRICK, Casbier. $ 404,389 38 Lexington, 30th June, 1848.




AND BRASS FOUNDRY, STOVES, TIN, ETC. We believe that there are but few individuals, even in our own city, who have made themselves acquainted with the nature and extent of its manufactures; for, although they are of recent introduction, yet there is scarcely an article that enters into the economy of the country, from a bottle cork to the largest class of steam boats, that cannot be furnished to order by our manufacturers and artizans of St. Louis. And many of our establishments, if they had existed in the eastern cities fifteen years ago, would have been exhibited by the citizens there, as monuments of extraordinary enterprise.

In our visit to the various manufacturing establishments of St. Louis, we have seen none that evinces more enterprise on the part of the proprietors, or more completeness in all its arrangements, than that of Messrs. BURD, RUCKER & Co., at No. 45 Main street.

This establishment consists of a very extensive tin department—a copper de. partment where are manufactured all kinds of copper work for fitting up steam boats, mills, distilleries, &c.—a bell and brass foundry, where church, steamboat, tavern, and fire engine bells of every size, from ten to one thousand pounds in weight, are cast, of splendid finish, and are said to be equal in tone to any that are brought to this market. The stove department is very extensive, and embraces almost every article in use in that line, including the celebrated imperial air-tight cook stove; and also an excellent article for heating churches. And moreover, they are extensively engaged in manufacturing sheet lead and lead pipe, large quantities of which are shipped to points on the Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and the Upper and Lower Mississippi rivers; while they are also extensively engaged in laying their leaden pipe in the city, for the purpose of conducting water through the streets, dwellings, &c.

The business transacted under the direction of the proprietors of this establishment is, perhaps, equal in variety and extent to that of any other of the same kind in the United States, and we are gratified to learn, that thus far, the results hav been satisfactory.

In noticing this establishment, we use she occasion to again call the attention of the people of the west to the in nice of encouraging our own manufacturers; for this is the only way by they can secure a permanent market and remunerating prices for the products of the soil. Mercantile facilities, though of great importance, can never give permanent prosperity to the country without the agency of the manufacturer and the artizan. These, with the laborers connected with their operations, constitu:0 the principal consumers of the surplus products of agriculture, and wherever these are located, there a demand must necessarily exist, and is located in our midst, we then have the advantage of a market free from the competition of foreign producers—an advantage which we never can possess so long as our markets remain at the distance of from one to three thousand miles.



Messrs. R. CLARK & Co., proprietors of this establishment employ from twenty to thirty hands and use about fifty tons of bar iron and about one hundred tons of cast iron annually. Their mills are being extensively introduced throughout the west and southwest, and we are informed that the demand is rapidly increasing. In their advertisement they say their mill " is simple in construction, and easily kept in order, and can be moved on wagons as readily as a thrashing machine. It will saw from one to two thousand feet of common lumber per day, with one team of six horses, as an average business—and in better style than any other mill now in use. It is equally well adapted to steam, water, or horse power.” The appointments of the shop are sufficient to make one of these mills daily. They also manufacture machinery for fitting up mills of every description, and from the extent of their establishment are able to fill all orders with promptness and despatch.

The portable saw mill is admirably adapted to the wants of new or thinly setiled countries, where the demand for lumber is not sufficient to authorize the erection of more costly establishments, and the proprietors have shown good judgment in oclocting St. Louis the location of their establishment; for, from no other point could the article be so conveniently distributed to those districts where their use is required. We are informed that they have been sent from here to Texas, and even to Santa Fe.

The facilities of distribution constitute one of the most important considerations in the location of manufactories, and there is no point on the continent that possesses greater advantages in this respect, than St. Louis.

THE MEXICAN TREATY. Treaty of peace, friendship, limits, and settlement, between the United States of

America and the Merican Republic, concluded at Guadalupe Hidalgo on the 2d day of February, in the year 1848 In the name of Almighty God :

The United States of America and the United Mexican States, animated by a sincere desire to put an end to the calamities of the war which unhappily exists belween the two republics, and to establish upon a solid basis relations of peace and friendship, which shall confer reciprocal benefits upon the citizens of both,

and assure the concord, harmony, and mutual confidence wherein the two people should live as good neighbors, have for that purpose appointed their respective plenipotentiaries—that is to say, the President of the United States has appointed Nicholas P. Trist, a citizen of the United States, and the President of the Mexican republic has appointed Don Luis Gonzaga Cuevas, Don Bernardo Couto, and Don Miguel Atristain, citizens of the said republic, who, after a reciprocal communication of their respective full powers, have, under the protection of Almighty God, the author of peace, arranged, agreed upon, and signed the following: Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits, and Settlement, between the United States

of America and the Mexican Republic.


There shall be firm and universal peace between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, and between their respective countries, territories, cities, towns, and people, without exception of places or persons.


Immediately upon the signature of this treaty, a convention shall be entered into between a commissioner or commissioners appointed by the General-in-Chief of the forces of the United States, and such as may be appointed by the Mexican overnment, to the end, that a provisional suspension of hostilities shall take lace, and that, in the places occupied by the said forces, constitutional order may e re-established, as regards the political, administrative and judicial branches, so ar as this shall be permitted by the circumstances of military occupation.


Immediately upon the ratification of the present treaty by the government of the United States, orders shall be transmitted to the commanders of their land and naval forces, requiring the latter (provided this treaty shall then have been ratified by the government of the Mexican republic, and the ratifications exchanged) immediately to desist from blockading any Mexican ports; and requiring the former (under the same condition) to commence at the earliest moment practicable, withdrawing all troops of the United States then in the interior of the Mexican republic, to points that shall be selected by common agreement, at a distance from the seaports not exceeding thirty leagues; and such evacuation of the interior of the republic shall be completed with the least possible delay; the Mexican government hereby binding itself to afford every facility in its power for rendering the same convenient to the troops on their march and in their new positions, and for promoting a good understanding between them and the inhabitants. In like manner, orders shall be despatched to the persons in charge of the custom houses at all posts occupied by the forces of the United States, requiring them (under the same condition) immediately to deliver possession of the same to the persons authorized by the Mexican government to receive it, with all bonds and evidences of debt for duties on importations and on exportations not yet fallen due. Moreover, a faithful and exact account shall be made out, showing the

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