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COMMERCE OF NEW ORLEANS.
In the last number of Levy's Price Current we find the usual interesting annual tables of the commerce of that place. By request of the merchants these tables are now made out for the year ending September 1st, instead of October 1st, as were those which were inserted in Vol. I. page 278, and Vol. III. page 264. For the sake of future comparison, we therefore copy them entire for the years from September 1, to August 31st.
Imports from the interior into New Orleans, for ten years-from 1st September to 31st August, in each year.
Monthly arrivals of Ships, Barks, Brigs, Schooners and Steamboats, for five years, from 1st September to 31st August.
595 191 325 532 1,643 2,187 553 177 435 682 1,846 1,973 461 146 407 716 1,740 1,568 471 111 460 570 1,612 1,558 408 102 440 540 1,489 1,561 New Orleans Price Current.
Wealth and Resources of New York.
In an article a few days since we alluded to the efforts that are constantly making by our opponents to injure the credit of the State, by denouncing the various works of public improvement now in progress as extravagant, and asserting that the expense of completing them will involve us in debt as deeply as are some of our sister States while the income from the works will never pay the interest on their cost. We then showed that the estimates, on the strength of which these works were undertaken have so far not only been proved correct, but for the last year there was a large excess, and this year there is every probability of there being a still greater. We have now before us a statement which the reader will find interesting. It presents at one view the operation of our canal system from 1817 to 1840. By this it will be seen that the Erie, Champlain, and all the lateral canals, except the Genesee Valley and Black River, which are not completed, are paid for. The famous "forty million debt" is to be made up of the cost of the enlargement of the Erie Canal, and the construction of the two lateral canals. ERIE AND CHAMPLAIN CANALS. Payments.
Oncida River Improvement. 50,000
Balance in favor of E. & C. Canal fund...
Erie Canal Enlargement..
Genesee Valley Canal..
Black River do...
Sales of lands..
Rent of Surplus Water...
Interest on Surplus..
Premium on Loans
73,509 99 103,755 18 25,127 36 247,354 18
1,474,502 79 158,380 01
Do Extension to the St. Lawrence. Chenango do extension to Tioga Point.
do Repairs and new locks. Glen's Falls Feeder...
Canal debt as above.....
The last Legislature authorized a loan of three millions for the present year. If therefore we borrow four millions per annum for the next five years, all of the great public works above named may be completed by the year 1847. This will not be a very alarming amount to borrow annually, as the canal tolls will doubtless exceed two millions this year, and continue to increase. When these canals are completed, we shall have nearly one thousand miles of canal navigation within this State, uniting the Hudson with the Lakes, the St. Lawrence, the Susquehanna, Ohio and other rivers, besides a connexion with the canals of Pennsylvania.
The means for the redemption of the balance of the Erie and Champlain Canal debt, due principally in 1845, viz: $2,054,808, being provided for, it is not included in the above statement of canal debts.
This fund is invested as follows:
The estimated cost of the enlargement of the Erie Canal (including the amount already expended) is $23,284,931; Black river Canal, $2,287,374; Genesce Valley Canal $4,688,050.-Ib.
Mr. C. H. Ruggles, of St. Louis, arrived here from New York, on his way home, on Friday night last, in seven days from that city. He left New York on Friday the 13th ult. at 5 P. M. and reached Chicago on Thursday morning, via the lakes, just in time for Frink & Walker's line, which arrived here at nine P. M. on the next day. He must have stopped 6 or 8 hours at Ottawa also. He continued on to St. Louis the same night by steamboat, and doubtless awoke at the wharf of that city on Sunday morning; thus making the passage from New York city to St. Louis in eight days. Was the journey via the Ohio river ever made sooner! Mr. R. however, was favored by a concurrence of circumstances His arrival at Buffalo which might not again soon occur. must have been just at the moment when the lake steamer was about to leave, and at Chicago he must have been equally fortunate in getting onward. The same good luck attended him in taking passage to St. Louis.
On Monday night another gentleman arrived here from New York who left on the 14th. He was just nine days performing the journey, and this may be considered the average time at present. As the public becomes better acquainted with the advantages of this route, and the travel increases upon it, more method will be observed by our Illinois packets in their arrivals and departures, and probably next season the trip first above spoken of will be very often repeated. Peoria (Ill.) Register.
Vetoes by the Presidents.
The exercise of the veto power is not an innovation, as many pretend. Washington resorted to it twice, Madison four times, Monroe once, Jackson five times, and Tyler twice. It was exercised
North Carolina Manufactures.
He who twelve years ago should have predicted that at this time cotton would be imported into North Carolina for manufacturing purposes, would have been looked upon as at least a very visonary being. But he would have been a true prophet. We have now before us a sample of a lot of Louisiana cotton, which was received here, and forwarded to one of the factories of the interior.
Mr. Brevoort, the millionaire who recently died in New York, had lived in the same house since his birth- that is, $45,000 for ninety-nine years !-and had never been farther from the 20,000 city than Staten Island. His health had been remarkably good, and his eyesight clear, until a year ago, when he lost $25,000 his venerable and worthy wife. Since then he has declined 4,000 rapidly.
Leaving a loss in one year on wheat alone of
Mr. J. W. Gill, of Mount Pleasant, Ohio, has an establisha sum sufficient to pay the debts of all the farmers in this ment for the manufacture of silk in successful operation.county.-Peoria (Ill.) Register.
Another Diamond Found.
Abbeville Court House, 23d August, 1841.
Mr. Editor: Sir.-In the Southern Patriot of the 14th inst., I noticed an extract from the "Cincinnati Daily Gazette," relative to a "native diamond, found in Indiana," and was forcibly impressed with its description as being nearly the same connected with a gem which I found in the year 1838, in the Wisconsin Territory, my gem will cut glass, and scratch quartz chrystal. It cannot be scratched by the hardest silversmith's file, nor by grinding on a grind stone. It is § in width, and in thickness, with 24 convex bumps, blisters or facets on one side, and when exposed to the rays of the sun or candle light, these facets reflect the light very brilliantly. Its shape somewhat resembles the segment or one-fifth part of a circle. It has a slight tinge of pale yellow, apparently confined to its exterior, and is very transparent. It weighs in air 22 grains, and by immersion in spring water 20 grains. My object in this publication is to arrest the attention of the scientific, whom I respectfully invite to an examination of the gem mentioned, together with my cabinet generally, consisting of six hundred cornelians, agates and other transparent stones, unknown to me, with these can be seen the prairie salt, and the richest ores of iron, lead and copper, all of which were found in the United States, and within its Territorial limits.
THOMAS PIERCY SPIERIN. Charleston Patriot.
He manufactures velvets, dress silks and a variety of other silk goods. The silk manufacture, we have no doubt, will in a few years become a very important one.
Dissolution of the Cabinet.
All the members have resigned with the exception of Mr. Webster.
New nominations have been made to the Senate to supply their places.
The letters of Messrs. Ewing and Crittenden, have been published-we have not room for them this week.
A serious riot with loss of life, has occurred in Cincinnati particulars hereafter.
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