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completion of this great public improvement, passing, as it does, through one of the richest agricultural regions in the world-connecting the cominerce of the East and West-bringing into the immediate proximity the chief commercial cities of the Union, and promising the richest returns for their investment of capital.
"Resolved, That a committee of seven, (of whom the President of this Convention shall be one,) be appointed by the chair to prepare and publish an address setting forth to the country the character, importance and practicability of this work-the commercial and agricultural resources of the country through which it passes the great advantages it will secure to the country and to capitalists, and such other matters connected with it as may be of general importance, and that the same be prepared and published at as early a period as possible after the adjournment of this convention."
ART. X.-PRODUCT OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR COPPER MINES.
Colonel D. R, McNair, as we learn from the ". Lake Superior News,” the organ of the mining interest in that region, has made up his report to the 30th of September, 1847, which exhibits returns of ores and metals raised, and shipments out of the district for smelting, from the commencement of operations, as follows: Ores and Metals raised. Am't. Shipped.
Lake Superior Company,
Eagle Harbor Company,
Copper Falls Company,
Pittsburgh and Boston Copper Harbor Co.,
Lac La Belle Company,
All others making reports,
Leaving the balance of 8,550,395 lbs. of mineral to be smelted in the mining district.
It is further stated in the "Lake Superior News," that "the receipts, since the transfer of the charge of these lands from the War Department to the Treasury Department, exceed, by a very considerable amount, every expense attendant upon their management and the collection of rents; and it is computed that, with what will be raised by the 30th September, 1848, at the rates of this year, the rents will amount to some $25,000 over and above expenses. There are many companies who have commenced mining, with good shows of mineral and prospects of success, who are not as yet sufficiently advanced to make returns; and a great many who were doing well have turned their forces to building, opening of roads, clearing the land, and raising potatoes, until they could erect smelling works, four of which are going up, and will be in operation the ensuing summer-one on the Ontonagon, one at Eagle River, one at Dead River, and one at Isle Royal. It should also be mentioned that explorations have been carried on extensively, with the anticipation of taking up these lands when they come into market, and that the discoveries surpass all previous anticipations. Gen. E. J. Roberts, assistant agent United Stafes mineral lands, will, we understand, make his head quarters for the winter at Eagle River, the Ontonagon, or Fort Wilkins, where the business of the agency will be transacted until the re-opening of navigation.
ART. XI.-COMMERCE OF ST. LOUIS.
We are indebted to the St. Louis Price Current for the following statistical tables of the commerce of St. Louis. The editor of this valuable paper is entitled to much credit for his industry and enterprise, in collecting and collating the facts connected with the commerce of the west.
EXPORTS FROM ST. LOUIS, FOR FIVE YEARS,
Comparative Receipts, Sales, and Direct Shipments, for the last five years.
COMPARATIVE MONTHLY PRICES OF LEAD,
Gross amount of Receipts at the Custom House at St. Louis, from January
ART. XII.-COMMERCE OF NEW ORLEANS.
IMPORTS INTO NEW ORLEANS FROM THE INTERIOR,
kegs and firkins
bbls & sack
hhds & bbls
Pork, in bulk,
58272 41453 269760 103000
bbls & sacks 20549 42975
bbls 33794 36249
COMPARATIVE ARRIVALS, EXPORTS AND STOCKS OF COTTON AND