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THE

MERCHANTS MAGAZINE,

AND

Commercial Review.

CONDUCTED BY FREEMAN HUNT.

VOLUME V.

NEW-YORK:
FREEMAN HUNT, 142 FULTON-STREET.
BOSTON: SAXTON & PIERCE.
PHILADELPHIA : DREW & SCAMMEL.
NEW-ORLEANS: J. F. CURNS & CO.

1841.

INDEX.

ORIGINAL PAPERS.

105

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.159

The Mississippi Scheme, by Francis Wharton...............
Theory of Banking, by a Merchant of Boston, Mass...........
Progress of American Commerce, by James H. Lanman...................................
Maryland, and its Resources, by William G. Lyford..............
Free Trade, by S. G. Arnold...................
Profits of Marine Insurance-The Mutual System, by Zebedee Cook, jr..............
Question of Average, by Judge Willard Phillips......
The Law of Contracts in Missouri, by Charles G. Whittlesey, Counsellor at Law...
Commercial History of France, No. 1, by Francis Wharton.......
American Manufactures, by James H. Lanman..............
British Import Duties-Abstract of the Report of the Committee of the House of
Commons on Import Duties, etc.........

145 General Average-Its application to Lighterage and Freight, by Judge Willard Phillips........................................................

157 Question on Average, by Zebedee Cook, jr........... Culture of Silk in the United States, by Louis Tinelli...................... ............. 162 Protection vs. Free Trade, by Horace Greeley..........

............. 166 Agricultural Commerce of the United States, by James H. Lanman................... 201 Sketches of Distinguished MerchantsCharles Louis Montaussier .............

229 Notice of the Life and Character of Joseph May.............

Life and Character of the late Nicholas Brown .............. Commercial Docks, by D. J. Browne, Civil Engineer.........

239 Laws relative to Debtor and Creditor Of Missouri, by Charles D. Drake, Attorney at Law, St. Louis..

252 . Of Illinois, by Charles Gillman, of the Quincy (Illinois) Bar..... Suffolk Bank System................ Russia and her Commercial Strength, by Francis Wharton..

297 Coinage of the Precious Metals, by J. V. C. Smith, M. D........

321 Philosophy of Storms, by S. G. Arnold......

338 Venetian Commerce, by E. W. Stoughton....

393 Thermometrical Observations, as connected with Navigation, by James Mease, M. D. 411 British Import Duties-Evidence of John Bowring, LL. D....... Illinois, and its Resources...... Dutch Commerce, from the French of M. Bois Lecompte Townsend's Icebreaker..... Morocco, and its facilities for American Commercial Enterprise, by W. S.

Mayo, NO M. D...... Commercial Relations of the United States, by James H. Lanman............... British Corn Laws, by James M. Whiton.

519 The Morals of Trade, No. 1, by John Bellows.....

526 Familiar Scenes in the Life of a Clerk, by the author of the “ Victim of Chancery," 530 The Computation of Interest, by C. C. Gordon.......

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