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one third the amount of such issues out, serving therefrom $2,000,000 to meet all standing. contingencies chargeable on the Exchequer and its agencies.

It is proposed farther that the Exchequer Board may employ any specie paying bank as its agent, but not with authority to receive deposits, nor to buy or

The Exchequer may draw bills or drafts on any of its agencies, and the agencies, on one another or on the Exchequer, and sell such drafts at a premium not exceed ing the fair cost of remitting specie to the place of payment, nor in any case ex-sell exchange. Quarterly statements of ceeding two per cent. They may also the amount of Treasury Notes outstand. purchase bills under certain regulations. ing are to be published, by the Secretary 1st. The bills must be drawn on a place of the Treasury. Any member or officer not in the same state or territory as the of the Exchequer Board, or of its agenplace of drawing, nor less than cies, who shall convert to his own use any money or securities of the government or of persons dealing with the Exchequer, shall be deemed guilty of felony, and on conviction be punished by imprisonment for a term not less than more than - and by fine, equal to twice the sum embezzled. Any member, or officer, who shall give or sign a false certificate of deposit, fraudulently issue any bill or draft, make a false entry, or do any other act for improperly increasing the responsibility of the Board or Agency, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, be liable to imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than seven, and to a fine equal to the amount of the false certificate, or draft, or the amount of the responsibil ity created.

miles distant. 2d. They shall not be drawn payable at a longer date than 30 days sight; nor if on places within 500 miles distance, longer than 30 days from date. No greater discount shall be made on such bills than at the rate of six per cent. per annum, together with the cost of remitting the specie, nor in any case more than two per cent. Neither the Board nor any agency shall purchase any bill, drawn by any member or officer of either, or in which any member or officer is interested; nor receive a deposit of any money belonging to any such officer or member. No purchase of a bill to be made by the board, but with the assent of two of its members, nor by any agency, but by the assent of two of its officers.

years, nor

No agency in any state, shall receive private deposits, or sell or purchase bills, other than for the collection, transfer, or disbursement of the public funds, if for bidden so to do by a law of such state.

Congress has thus far taken no decided action on any of the subjects thus pre

It is proposed that, if it shall be found necessary for carrying on the operations of the Board, the Secretary of the Trea-sented to them, the organization of the two sury shall be authorized to issue certifi- Houses, and the debates on the proper cates of stock of the United States, bear- reference of the different subjects having ing five per cent. interest, payable semi- occupied them up to our latest dates, (the annually, and redeemable at the pleasure 27th of December.) of the Government after 20 years. Said stocks to be delivered to the Exchequer Board, and sold for the purposes of said Board, which is required to provide for the payment of the interest and principal, the faith of the Government being also pledged for the payment of the same.

Mr. Linn proposed in the Senate a bill repealing the Distribution Law of the last session. On the 21st December the Senate refused to commit the bill by a vote of 18 to 24, and made it the special order for January 11th.

On the 23d of December the Committee on Ways and Means reported a bill for

The Board of Exchequer is to keep two sets of books; one for all transactions re-extending for one year the time for which lating to the collecting, keeping, and dis- the twelve million loan should be in the bursing the public monies, and the other market; extending to twelve years the for its banking business. The profits on time within which it shall be optional to the banking, after paying salaries, to be the Secretary to redeem it, and adding placed semi-annually to the credit of the five millions to its amount. Treasurer of the United States, first re

We defer a notice of the reports of the Post Office and War Departments till the action of Congress on those subjects.

TO THE CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

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INDEX

Athens,.

Attorney General, instructions to,.
Austria, Government of.

་་

Extent and Population,.

Badger's, Mr. Letter on his Resignation,
Balloon Excursion,

Bolivar, Gen..

Bolivia and Peru, Revolution in

Bank of France,
Bank Suspension, Philadelphia, .

66 United States,.
Bates, I. C. chosen Senator of Mass.,.
Bayard, R. H. chosen Senator of Delaware,
Belgium, Government of.

66

Railroads of,.
Insurrection in,

66

93
448, 545

211
.8

10
442
467
77, 186, 380, 534

94
. 94, 96, 189

48
48

Bell, Mr. Letter on his Resignation,

Births, Deaths, and Marriages of G. Britain,
Bohemia, Produce of.

455, 556
246
260

Page

186 Census, British

190

Breckenridge, John, his death,.
Brewster, Wm..
Britannia, arrival of
British Ministry defeated,.

"6 and Foreign Postage,.
"6 Foreign Ambassadors,
Broadway R. forced,.
Brown, Capt. indicted for Manslaughter,

Budget,..
Buenos Ayres,
Cabinet, appointment of

44, 138, 323,

66 dissolution of,.
66 British,.

Page
94
156,335
559

66 United States,
Chantrey, Sir Francis, died,
Chinese Affairs, . . 46, 232, 312, 374, 470, 474, 555
Proclamations,.

66

425

66

474
43
.373
319

145

86 Columbia steam ship arr. at Boston, 48, 191, IS
512 Commerce of Great Britain,..

89

477 Congress, extra session culled,.
..43
met,.

143
203

(6
66
.6

Proceedings,. 327, 382, 479
2d session, Proceedings.
Congress, frigate, launched,

563

476

238

Cadwallader, Gen. T. his death,
Canada, Union declared,

66

first Assembly met,
Candia, Insurrection in,.
Canton, Capture of.
Cardigan, Earl, trial of.

Caroline steamboat, attacked and burned,.

33

. 179

. 143 Cochin Chinese and Siamese War,

555 Coffee, Cultivation in Liberia,.

390 Colombian Revolutions,.

53

479

558

436

.535

45
. 146
233

233

Account of Attack on Canton,

Clayton, Mr. chosen Senator of Delaware,

558
316

477
447
466, 511
141
428, 480
446, 469
.477
91
327, 475
324, 464
312, 374, 470

92

197

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Bogotà,..

Boucherie, M., his method of preserving wood, 131
Boundary between R. Island and Mass.,.
Brazil, Emperor's Coronation,

102
.475

476 Episcopius, Simon.
243 Erigone, French frigate
96 Erie, steamer, burnt,.

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234, 326

Espartero chosen sole Regent of Spain,
468 European Politics, .

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466
150, 466
133
.159
191

192, 478, 59

Feejee Islands,.

Fernando Po, cession to Great Britain,
Fiscal Corporation Bill,.

Flores, Gen. President of Ecuador, .
Forsyth, John, his death,.
Fossil Remains, ..

Fox, Mr.. Letter to Mr. Webster,
France, Government of.

"C

"

Extent and Population,.
Military Budgets of

380

91
560

.428

125

267

.306

275

50

480
560

.86
94

249
185
475
..234
.415

.48

300

558
..31

37
31.36
382
.479

153

477

421

199

11
13

233

French Finance,

66
*:

Army,
Commerce,
Freshet in Middle States,
Fusee, newly-invented, .
Gale, violent, on N. E. coast,
Georgia, State Election in,
Gilmer, Gov. resigned,.
Governor Fenner ship, sunk,
Grand Junction Railway,.
Great Britain, Government of.

66

66 Extent and Population,
Great Western, steamship arrived, .
Railway,
Greece. New ministry,
Government of,.

66

66

66

Greenough's Statue of Washington,
Gregory, Olynthus, his death,
Groghan, his seizure,
Guizot on European Politics,.
Harrison, President, inauguration of.
66 Death of,.

6.

66

66 House burned,

Harvard University,
Havana Sugar and Coffee Crop, .
Heurteloup, his improved Musket,
Hillhouse, James A., Death of.
Holland, present condition of,
Hong Kong,

Hook, Theodore, died,
Hungary and Transylvania,
Illinois State Bank robbed,.
Implement of War, new invention, .
Inauguration of Gen. Harrison,
India, overland route to,

"C

Internal Improvement in,
Indians, emigration of.
Indiana, State finances,
Iron War Steainers, .
Iron Ore at Duane, New York,
"Lighthouse,

Jamaica Currency, .
Japan,.

Java, Volcanic Eruption, .
Jerusalem Christians,.

Johnson, Francis, his life and Character,

Joinville, Prince de, at New York,.
Kentucky, Congressional Election,.

66 Finances,

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Keshen, execution ordered,.
Kilauea, Volcano in,.
Khivah,

Lahore, Revolution in

Liverpool and Manchester Railway,.

"Brighton,
"Greenwich,

Page

47, 470 Massachusetts Ch. Mec. Association,
Government of,

66

.324
543

66

""

48

Legislature Prorogued,.
Railroads, present extent,
Banks,.
State Election,
Mayaguez, great fire at.

66

66

McLeod, correspondence about.

66

Mail Robbers arrested,
Maine, Government of.

66 Senator,

.452

476

478, 562
144
92
88, 349

.477
415

253

48
497

232, 285

466

358

336
137

141

133
.552
. 144
336, 561
283
81

14

66

18, 538 Meat, new method of preserving
192, 336 Mehemet Ali, his reinvestiture,
.344
"his tribute,
.378 Mellen, Judge, Death of.
. 420 Meteors of November,.
. 460 Mexico, Cabinet of.
90

66 change of government,
Mississippi steam frigate,.
Monte Video,

141

66

187

66 naval action at,
Murder at St. Louis,
191 Musket, improved.

58

National Fast,.

46

.238

National Theatre burned at New York,
Navy Island occupied by Canadian rebels, . . 194
Nemesis Steamer, Voyage to India,.
66 her performances in China, 284
Netherlands, Government of

.84

66

66

Ex-King married,,

.51
..91
497

66

present condition of,
Neutrality constantly preserved by the U. S.,. 209
New Grenada, .
145, 233, 465

New Orleans, yellow fever at,

New South Wales,.

477
.458

66

66

New York Canals, trade on,
State Election,
Nile, steam Navigation of.
Norway, Government of.
Norwich & Boston, railroad passage between, 268
Obando, insurrection in Colombia,

.561
. 563
134, 177, 463
.50

153

.559

421
.47

146

Locomotive performance,

London and Birmingham Railway,

"6

"1
66

"6

.341

66

"South Western, "
66 New churches,
Lorenzo Stark,
Low fares on Belgian Railroads,.
Mackenzie, leader of Canadian Insurrection,. 194

343
.381
288, 362, 395, 524
486

335

Macomb, Gen. died,.
Madeira, Water Works at.
Magnetic Observations,

. 175

"6 Pole,.

.320
182
233, 324
88, 350

89

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457

. 94 O'Connel, chosen Lord Mayor of Dublin, .
214 Organic Remains in Alabama,.
185 Oriental Question settled,

348
.340

.37

394
48
.48
.48

Map of the Boundary of Mass. and R. Island,. 106
"of Charles River, and the adjacent country, 116
"of Colombia in Departments,

152
155

66

((

66 Provinces,

"of Western Railroad and adjacent country, 256

"of English Railroads,.

"of Antarctic Discoveries, .

352
372

his arrest, its circumstances and
causes,
his trial,

377 Paez, Insurrection in Colombia,

247

Paragon ship, collision with Susquehannah,..334
477 Paris Revenue and Trade,.
192 Parliament,..

380
381, 469

.375

66

66

562 Parliamentary Report on Railway Regulation,. 38
Pennsylvania Revenue and Relief bill,..236,336
State Election,
Peru and Bolivia, Revolution,
Penobscot River, clear of ice,.
Philadelphia Bank Resumptions,
Bank Suspension,
Pilgrims, residence in Holland,
landing celebrated,
Plague at Alexandria, .
Plitt, Mr. his Mail report,.
Population of Great Britain,
Portugal, Government of.
Postage, British and Foreign,
Post Office, in England and France,
President, votes counted,

66

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Steamer, arrival of,
missing.
Prince born, heir to the British throne,
Prison, Debtor's, in Paris, .
་་ Model, in London,.

Page
478

.47
143
.264
.560
. .563
. 139
.47, 199

94, 193
238, 336, 476
181

139, 326

556
47

. 540

.324

.556
.237

Proclamation against frontier conspiracies,
Produce of Bohemia, .

Prussia, Government of.

66

Extent and Population,
Finances,....

66

"6 Law of Copy-right,.
Queen of G. Britain's Speech,
Railroad, Emperor's in Austria,.

44
466
235, 336
253
. 238

192

233, 324

. 191

. 48

94
241

.562

179

.97

538

.55

.469

.97

.95

.140
. 191

.559
.275
278, 445

.
-477
45, 445
.5
7,380
.92
280
47

-28

Railroad Regulations in England, .
Railroads in Italy,.

་་ Amsterdam and Harlem,

64

Grand Junction and Liv. and Manch., 88
Railroads in England,.

66 in Massachusetts,
66 in Belgium,.

Resignation of members of the Cabinet,
Revenue bill,.
Revenue of Great Britain and France,
Rhode Island Boundary,.

66

66 Banks,.

Extent and Population,

under Nicholas I.,
Productions of,.

Page

Page
38 Sugar Exported from Cuba, .
. 130
.89 Susquehannah ship, collision with Paragon,, 334
90 Sweden and Norway, Government of.
Sydenham, Lord, his death, .
337 Syria, Insurrection in,.
252 Tanning Leather, New Discovery,
479 Texas, public debt,

49
475

324, 464
270
464

480

66 Presidential Election,.

560

. 175

.87

557

559

559

(4

"6

Army,

"C

Internal Improvements,
Sardinia, Government of.
Saurian Remains in Alabama, .
Savannah steamboat lost,

Saw-Mill, portable,

Scotland, Representative Peers,

479 Texeira, Capt. his water works,
88 Thames Steamer lost,.

102

"C Inundation of,.

"" Tunnel,

Tower of London, fire in,
Transylvania and Hungary,
Tunnel, Box,.

Turkey, Government of
Insurrections in,.

46 and Egypt,

Two Sicilies, Government of.
Tyler, President, his inauguration,
U. S. Bank, suspension,.

386

66 Memorial of.

385

46

statement to stockholders,

3-7

" Application to Penn. Legislature, 335
Van Rensselaer, Commander of Navy Islanders, 195
389 Varges, President of Venezuela, .

388

153

. 50 Vermont Legislature met,
421
Versailles,
560 Virginia Senator,
444
Governor resigned,
( State Election,
336 Venezuela,.

477
.309
48
. 144
192

24

470

144

146, 149, 466
185
320

142

66

66 66

Volcanic Eruption in Java,
Sandwich Islands,
Voyage of Steamer Nemesis, .
Water Works at Madeira,.
Weaving, new invention,

84
.175
93
200

66

Webster Mr., Letter to Mr. Fox,.
Instructions to Att. General, . 211
Welles, Samuel, death of,.
192 Western Railroad,.
234

556

470

252

66

16

Rio Janeiro,.

Rives, Wm. C. chosen Senator from Va.,
Rocafuerte, President of Ecuador, .
Rolfe, leader of Canadian Insurrection,
Rome, benevolent and scientific institutions,..
Ronaldson, Hon. James, Death of.
Rosas, Dictator of Buenos Ayres,
Ross, J. C. Capt. Exploring Expedition,.. 34, 390

514

Russia, Government of.

1

66

66

. 561
323
.48

153
. 197
550

187

Scott, Gen. appointed Commander-in-Chief,

Secretary of State, his circular,

Senate, U. S. meeting and list of

Siamese and Cochin Chinese, war between,. 373

Siebold Dr., researches in Japan,
Silver Coinage in Great Britain, .
Southeastern Railway,.
Spain, Government of.

214
. 186
338

.54

(C Insurrection in,
Spanish Steam Frigates,

64

Regency,.

46 Ministry,.

Sparks, Mr. return from Europe,
Springfield and Hartford Railroad,
Statistics of Massachusetts,.
Steam Coaches on common roads,
Steam Engine Explosions,
Steam Navigation of the Nile, .
Stockport Viaduct,...

Stock of Sugar and Coffee raised in Cuba, .
Sugar Manufactories in France,.

open to Albany,
325 Wilkie, Sir David, died,
192 Wilkes, Lieut. his letter,
264 William Brown, lost at sea,
156 Winthrop, T. L. death of.
453 Wings of Icarus, .
94
134, 177, 463

45

46

90

355

345

. 57

325

139, 326, 382

56
190

.94
.96
189

562

326

31

236
96

19, 68, 119, 161,

131
261

Wood, new method of preserving,
Worcester Railroad, its expenses,
Young's Chronicles of the Pilgrims reviewed, 241
Yucatan, .

Zante, Earthquake in

233, 324, 464
135

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