COMMERCE OF QUEBEC. Comparative statement of arrivals, tonnage, and passengers, at the port of Quebec, for the years 1839 and 1840; furnished fur publication in the Merchants' Magazine by J. H. Josephs, Esq., of Quebec. Year. Vessels. Tonnage. Passengers. 1839—November 25, 1,174 3G3.844 7,413 1840—November 25, 1,381 441,437 22,190 More this year 207 77,593 14,777 Comparative statement of lumber shipped at the port of Quebec, in the years ended the 5th of January, 1840 and 1841. 1840. 1841 Ash, tons, 1,730 3.G01 Birch, "1,872 1,579 Elm, "28,801 44,152 Oak "33,225 36,456 Pine, "360,914 382,089 Deal? pieces, 2,863,063 .2,244,961 Statement of the number of vessels cleared by the undermentioned houses, at th of Quebec, in 1840. 1840. 1841. Staves, stand, pes. 1,421,892 2,386,059 Do. pun. do. 2,922,322 3,645,053 do. 511,283 540,740 do. 1,021,827 758,349 do. 15,510 26,236 26,586 202,728 port Do. Do. Oars, Flour barrels pipe barrel Number. Tons. A. Gilmour Sc. Co 156 61,350 Pemberton, Brothers, 115 37,550 W. Price &Co 113 36,000 Atkinson, Usbornc Sc. Co...105 35,350 Lcmesurier, Tilstor.e Sc Co.103 30,850 G. B. Symes, 96 26,828 W. Chapman & Co 95 31,846 C. E. Levey &Co 55 52,250 R. F. Maitland Sc. Co 54 16,203 H. Sc E. Burstall, 38 13,600 Rodger, Dean Sc Co 38 12,151 Thomas Froste & Co 26 10,724 H.J. Noad 25 1,230 Sharpies, Wainwright Sc. Co 24 13,704 J. G. Heath & Co 20 5,430 H. W. Welch 19 6,707 Gillespie, Jamieson & Co... 19 6,555 G. H. Parke &Co 18 7,531 J. Tibbels 18 12,179 1. James Jeffrey,.. Vessels building at or near Quebec, on the 1st of January, 1841. do. Thomas Lee,. 70U 5111) 5t10 451i 5-21i John Jeffrey, 750 do 550 8. Mr. Nesbit, 600 9. do ». 550 10. do 550 11. do 350 12. E. Oliver, (for Capt. Bonnyman,) 500 13. do. (for Holderness& Chilton,) 500 14. do 500 15. do. (for J. Wilson Brook,) 765 16. Thomas Oliver, (for John Dunn,) 670 17. do 670 VOL. IV.—NO. VI. 73 18. Thomas Oliver, (layingdown) 465 19. Mr. Vidall 650 20. Mr. Munn, GOO 21. do GOO 22. do 600 23. do 300 24. Mr. Nicholson, 500 25. Mr. Lumpson, 600 26. do 700 27. A. Gilmour 900 28. do 950 29. do 450 30. Mr. Muckle, (at Point Levy,) 600 31. Mr. Phillips, do 580 32. Mr. Dubord, (for Pembertons,) 650 33. Mr. Wilson 300 2 steamboats. COMMERCIAL TABLES. UNIVERSAL INTEREST TABLES, For calculating interest on pounds, dollars, francs, florins, tf*c, for any number of days, and at any rate per cent. Computed and arranged for the Merchants' Magazine, by D. J. Browne. Explanations.—The sum opposite 1 in the index under the head of units, denotes the interest on £100, $100, etc., for one day at one per cent, as predicated on 365 days to a year; the sum under tens, that of £1000, etc.; the sum opposite 2 in the index under units, that of £200, $200; the sum under tens, that of £2000, &c. Rule.—Multiply the principal by the rate per cent, and the number of days for which you wish to know the interest. Point off two figures from the right, when there are no shillings, cents, nor centimes, and then take from the table the sums corresponding to the index and the notations at the head, which, being added, will give the interest required. Should the principal contain cents, or centimes, let it be multiplied by the rate and time, pointing off four places from the right, and proceed as above directed. If there are shillings and pence in the principal, reduce them to the decimal of a pound, and operate as above. PRACTICAL QUESTIONS ON THE FOREGOING TABLES. 1. What is the interest on £1166 10«., for 60 days, at 5 per cent? £ s. d. 1166.5 Sum opposite 3 in the index, under the head thousands—8 4 Afg 5 " 4" "hundreds =1 1 11 9" "tens 9" "units 5" "tenths =0 0 Oft 3499.500 Answer, £9 11 9 2. What is the interest on $1235 for 90 days, at 7 per cent? $ c. m. 1235 Sum opposite 7 in the index, under the head thousands=1§ 17 8 "8" "tens = 0 21 9 8645 " 5" "tenths — 0 00 1 90 Answer, $21 31 6 Tables for reducing Shillings, Pence, and Farthings to the decimal of a pound. TABLE A. Explanations.—Tables A and B show the decimal value of the number ornhillingH, pence, and Tractiona expreAsed therein, without further computation. If a greater number of shillings is contained in tho euro, intm■ml of the 0 initial nt tho let'r hand of each decimal in the tables, MibatUute one half ol the number of even •hilliiiKt in table A, and one half ofthe number of shillings, lens one, if odd, in table B, and Mm; r^^'d decimals will bo obtained. Thus, the decimal value of Hi*. *M.=0.H3tU58 of a pound; and ol 17s. 10id.=«.8lrJ,08 of a pound. For common purposes, it is not necessary to use more than three decimal figures; conactiuenuy, the last three may be omitted. |