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QUARTERLY REGISTER

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NEW-YORI
THE
American
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Conducted by James Stryker.
MAY, 1848. ... VOL. I. No. I.

Causas rerum videt, earumque progressus.--Cicero.

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PHILADELPHIA:
E. C. AND J. BIDDLE,
No. 6 SOUTH FIFTH STREET.

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All communications for the Register are to be directed to JAMES STRYKER, Editor of the American Quarterly Register, Philadelphia, or to the Publishers, E. C. and J. Biddle, Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA:
T. K. AND P. G. COLLINS, PRINTERS.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

INTRODUCTION

5
HISTORICAL Review and REGISTER for 1846 and 1847, comprising United

States, South America, Great Britain, France, Spain and Portugal, Germany,
Russia, Turkey, Switzerland, Italy, Africa, Asia

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DOCUMENTS ACCOMPANYING THE REVIEW, including:

The early correspondence of General Taylor with the Department of War

previous to the commencement of hostilities—Letters of Ampudia and
Arista—Official reports of the battles in Mexico, &c.

3884

The mint and coinage of the United States, with Statistical tables

85

The coal of Pennsylvania and the coal trade, do.

97

The production and manufacture of iron,

do.

101

Population of the United States and electoral votes, do.

107

Statistics of cotton,-production and trade,

do.

112

Foreign commerce of the United States,

do.

116

Commerce of Great Britain with the United States, do.

123

Internal commerce of the United States,

do.

124

Ice trade of the United States

132

The cultivation and consumption of tobacco

133

Patents in America and Europe

134

Agricultural products in the United States and Europe, with Statistical tables 136

The banks of the United States, England and France,

do.

141

Gold and silver,—the amount produced in different countries, do.

148

Manufactures and rates of wages,

149

Tariffs of 1842 and 1846,

do.

152

National finances and revenue of the United States, England and France,

do.

153

The weather, the average temperature for 58 years,

do.

National armories

157

Opiumn and the opium trade, by a resident of China

158

Ethnological sketch of the North American Indians

169

The arts Painting, sculpture and architecture

177

The pleasures of the eye and ear compared

191

The trials of discovery-Fulton, Forman, Fitch

194

Music-Origin and progress

198

The Muses—By a lady of Troy, N.Y.

202

SELECTED MISCELLANY- from page 203 to 250

Inhabitants of the United States

203

Races of South America and Mexico

206

Historical sketch of Mexico

208

The revolution of Texas

210

American trees

212

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