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VOL. X. No. 38.] BALTIMORE. SATURDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 19, 1848. [ Whole Number 507.
for the week, commencing on Sunday,
FEBRUARY 20. 1848.
Moon —Last Qr., 26th. 3h. Bin M.
DAY to a. . Days' | Moon
Mo. I Vk .\Sunr,ses. Sunset,., Unth
20 Sun. ! 6li. 38m. 0i1.22m. lOh. 44u.J 7 9
•21 Won. i 6 37 5 23 jlO 46 8 6
•22 Tues. i 6 35 5 25 10 60 9 3
•23 Wed. 6 34 5 26 jlO 52 9 57
24 Thtirs. 6 33 5 27 110 54 10 53
25 Frid. | 6 31 529 jlO 59 II 49
•26 Sat. I 6 30 530 |lO 60 morn.
Are conveyed by Rail Hoad Carsand Stages daily.
Eastern,daily,ex.Sun.B A M.6L7P.M..3P.M.&11P.M.
Sunday 9 A. M. 12 P. M.
Great Southern, daily,.. .9 e. M 71 A. M.
Washington,daily, 9 A.. n.,4&9P.1..8} A.M.,3&9P.M.
Western,daily, <• A. 6j P. M.
Winchester, Va.cx 5un...6 A. 6j P. M.
York, Pa. Route,ex.Sun.ll A. 61, p. St.
Anua|iolis,Md.ex.Sun.BA.M &4P.M. .8}A.M.&8P.M.
Delaware,E.ShoreofVa. 1
Somerset & Worcester f. U p M
co.,Md.,Sunday,Tues- f
day & Thursday )
Up.counties of E.Shore, 3
Md., Monday, Wed-> 8 A. 3p. M.
uesdav and Saturday )
Upper Marlboro' Route, 3
Monday, Wednesday >9 p. 8 A.M.
and Friday, J
Pt.Tohac'oßoute,Wed- ?g p- M 8 A .
nesdayand Sunday, J
Westminster Route, >
Monday. Wednesday >C p. 7 P. M.
and Friday, )
Be I-Air. daily, ex. Sun.. .8 A . M . 2 p. M.
/.filers composed of one or more pieces of paper,
but not exceeding half an ounce ill weight, sent any
distance not exceeding 3011 miles 5 cents.
Any distance over 300 miles 10 cents.
On every additional weight of half ail ounce, or
any fractional excess of half an ounce, an additional
postage is charged according to the distance.
Letters dropped in the Post Office fur delivery in
the same place, 2 cents each.
L-tiers advertised are charged 2 cents each, be
sides regular postage, or if advertised in 2 papers, I
Circulars, handbills, and advertisements, printed
or lithographed, on paper not larger than quarto post
or single cap. folded and directed, hut unsealed,' 2
cents per sheet, any distance; when scaled, same as
Circulars on sheets larger than cap, arc rated as
On Pamphlets, magazines, periodicals, and every
other kind of printed or other mutter,(except newspa
pers,circulars,handbills, and advertisements,) uneon-
I nected with any manuscript communication, weigh
ing one ounce or less, 2 ) cents per copy, for any dis
tance. For every additional ounce, 1 cent. Any
I fractional excess exceeding half an ounce, to he
charged as an ounce; an excess less than half an oz.
to be disregarded.
Newspapers, (.when sent by the editors or publish
ers thereof,) if they do not exceed 1900 superficial
inches, for any distance in the State where published,
1 cent. For any distance exceeding 100 miles, out of
the State where published, I ct. A newspaper ex
ceeding 1900 inches, to he rated as a pamphlet.
Newspapers irregularly sent, that is, to a non
subscriber, the person sending must prepay 3 els. for
each paper. .... . ,
When the article to be mailed is a circular, pam
phlet, or newspaper, it should be so enveloped as to
be open atone end—otherwise, it will be charged as
1 Foreign Mails.—A mail is forwarded from lloston
to and received from England, via Halifax, (Nova
Scotia,) by the British Mail Steam Packets, twice a
month', for eight mouths in the year, and once a month
tor the four winter months. Letters, thus sent, must
have their postage to Boston pre-paid. The postage
mi Ship Letters, delivered at the office where the
vessel arrives, is 6 cents; if conveyed by post, 2 cents
in addition to the ordinary postage.
American Mail Steamers.— The following are the
rates of postage prescribed by the act of the 3d of
March, 1945, for mailable matter sent by this line to
Europe:— , ~ ..
Upon all letters and packages not exceeding hall an
ounce in weight • •• -' c -
For all letters and packages over half an
ounce and under one ounce 4Sc.
For every additional halfounce loc.
For every letter, newspaper, pamphlet,
and price current -• • ••• • • ;3c-
The act of Congress also requires, that the United
Stales postage will he charged in nddilion to the
above upon all mailable matter sent through the
mail* Of the United States to New York, from whence
the ship sails for Bremen. All mailable matter ad
dressed to England. Ireland orScotland, will be leftat
the British post-office in Cowes or Southampton;
and all for France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy,
Spain, and Portugal, and Africa, will be sent to Ha
vre, in France; and a separate bag will be made
up for Hamburg and delivered at Bremen-Haven.
And as no arrangements have yet been completed
between the post-office of the United States and
those of the above countries, pre payment of the
postage will he required at the office from which sent
upon "all mailable matter directed to those countries.
Upon mailable matter sent to other countries on the
Eastern continent pre-pnyment will not be required
it will he mailed for Bremen, where nil unpaid posta
ges will be collected for the United States by the
Bremen office. .
The Ameriean postage only, is charged on letters
and newspapers to go bv the French steamers, or
the Cutiard line of British steamers—the foreign
postage being collected on the other side.
Under present arrangement, letters for the Caa
adas and other British possessions in America, will
not be forwarded by mail unless jirepaiiL^^^^^^^
Wlth Distances and Fare from Baltimore.
For Philadelphia and Ncxv Yorls—
About 100 miles, 83-About 200 miles,7a#S.
Curs or a Steamer leave I Are due
Daily, at 9 P. M. | Daily, at 6 A. M.
Daily.exc. Sun. 9 A. M. | Daily.exe. Sun. 2} and
anil 2} P. M. | II P. M.
For York and Columbia. Pa.—
59 miles, 8 1.50—'70 miles, 82.12}.
Cars leave I
Daily, at 9 A. M. Daily, oxc. Sun. II A.M.
Daily, cxc. Sun. 3 P. M. | and 6} p. M.
For Washington City—
-40 miles, ®1 60-(no round trip tickets issued.)
Daily, at 9 A. M. |
Daily.exc. Sun. 6}A. M. I Dailv.SA.M. &7JP.M.
and 6} P. M. I Daily, exc. Sun. 2J P. M.
For Cumberland, die.
179 miles, $7.
Daily,at 7JA. M. | Daily, at 6 p. M.
For Etllrott'a Mills and Frederick—
-15 miles, 60 cts.—6U miles, 82.40.
Daily 7'A. M. I Daily, 8 p - M -
Daily,cxc.Sun. 4 P. M. I Daily,cxc. Sun. 10 A. M.
Harper's Ferry and Winchester, Vs.-
81 miles. 111 miles.
Carsltave daily ,7} A. M | Daily, 6 *• M.
For Norfolk, and Portsiuoiitli, Vu. --
180 miles, $5.
A steamboat leaves I Is due
Daily i exc. Sun. 4 P.M. I Daily.exc. M 011.7 A. M.
JFor New York-
Car* or a Steamer leave
Daily,at 7 and 9 A. M. and 5 p. M.
For Baltimore—
Daily, at . .10 p. M.
Daily, exc. Sun 7 A.M. and 3J P. M.
For IJoatoil-
Car* or Steamers leave
Daily.exc. Sun., at 4P.M.
For Philadelphia—
Daily, exc. Sun 7 and 9A. M. and 4£ p. M.
The Mail for Boston, via New Haven, closes daily,
excepting Sundays, at 5 A. M.
The steamboat Mail for Boston, via Stonington and
Providence, closes daily at 3 j P. M.
The great Southern Mail, including the Mail also for !
the Western States, closes daily at 7J A. M.; and,
except on Sunday, at 3 P. M., on which latter day j
at Is P.M. i
(Days of Sailing.)
Mail Steamers between Liverpool and the
United States—New Arrangement
Commencing 011 Saturday, Jan. Ist, the steamers
will leave EVERY ALTEHNATE SATURDAY, being on j
the following days: —
Departures from America.
Saturday, From I Saturday, From
Jan. . . Ist... .N. YORK. | Feb. 26th ... N. YORK.
Jan.. loth ...BOSTON. | Mar. . 11th... .BOSTON.
I Jan.. ,2.9th....N. YORK. Mar. .25th....N. YORK.
I Feb. . 12th....805T0N. |
Departures from Liverpool.
Saturday, For I Saturday, For
Dec. ..18th... .BOSTON, Feb.. ,12th...-BOSTON.
Jan Ist... .N. YORK. | Feb. ,26th... .N. YORK.
Jan... Ioth....BOSTON. Mar.. 11th... BOSTON.
Jail. . '29 th .. -N. YORK. | Mar. 25th .. .N. YORK.
And thereafter, from April to November inclusive,
the Departures will be WEEKLY, (every Saturday)
New York aucl Liverpool Packets.
To leave New Yorlt. To leave Liverpool.
Columbia Jan. 1 Cambridge Dec. I
Patrick Henry 6 Constitution, 6
Waterloo —ll Garrick, —['
New York, —l6 Montezuma, —lb
Queen of the West,— 21 New World, —2l
Sheridan, —26 John R. Skiddy,...— 26
Oxford, Feb. 1 Fidelia Jan. 1
Henry Clay 6 Hottinguer 6
t —II Roscius, —II
Cambridge, —l6 I. Wright, 16
Constitution —2l Altburton, —2l
Garrick, - 26 I West Point 26
Montezuma, Mar. 1 i Yorkshire, Feb. 1
New York and Havre Packets.
To leave New York. To leave Havre.
New York Jan. 16 | Burgundy Jan. I
Due. d'Orlcans,..Feb. 12 Admiral j>
lowa 16 1 Oneida -- '6
Havre 21 I Argo, 24
Baltimore March 1 Zurich, I cb. 1
Bavaria, —6 | Silvie de Grasse, . 8
The following is a copy of the Regulations which
were established by the "Board of .Trade of the tit)
of Baltimore:"
In all transactions in Foreign and Domestic articles
the following rates to be charged if no agreement to
the contrary exists. Dom. For.
On sales of Merchandise percent. 5
on Slocks I
Bills of Exchange if endorsed, 2 2 2j
j 0 Jo. not endorsed }
Purchases of Merchandise in funds,... .21 2)
jo. do. in advance,..2} 5
Purchases of Stocks and Bills of Ex
change, - J - ',"i,
Accepting or endorsing without funds.. .-5 -2 1
Collecting Freights 2| 2j
Procuring Freights, 2} 2,
■— Disbursements of Vessels, 2, 2)
jo, do. without funds, 2j 5
Effecting Insurance when the premium
does not exceed 10 per cent J 2
lf the premium is above 10 per
cent, on the amount of premium, 5 5
Adjusting and collecting losses insured if .
not disputed, or litigated, 1} 2,
delayed or litigated accounts,. ..2} 5
Enteriii"- and forwarding Goods, 011 the
" amount of Duties and charges,. .2) 2}
Advancing money on letters of Credit, or
otherwise 2} 2,
On consignments of Merchandise withdrawn or re- ■
shipped, full commission to be charged on the 1
amount of advances, or responsibilities incurred
and half commission on the residue of the value. ! ,
The above commissions are exclusive of guarantee
for sales on credit. Auction duty and Commissions,
Storage, Brokerage, and every other expense actu- j
ally incurred.
If a vessel is freighted by the ton. and no special
agreement is made, respecting the proportions at ,
which each article shall be computed, the follow- ,
ing shall be the standard of computation, and either |
parcel deemed equal to a ton, viz:
2,249 lbs. Pig and Bar Iron. Lead, Copper, Logwood,
Fustic, and other heavy D>e Woods.
•2,000 " Nicaragua and Hrazilletto Wood.
2,240 " net Sugar and Rice ill casks.
1,830 " " Coffee in bags.
1,600 " " do. in casks.
1,300 " " Cocoa iu bags or bulk.
1,120 " " do. iu casks.
1,110" " Pimento in hags.
952 " " do. in casks.
800 " " Ship Bread in bags.
700 " " do. do. in casks.
1,120" " Dried Hides.
900 •• " Wt. Green Teas and China Raw Silk.
1,120" " " Bohea and other Black Tea.
1,500 " " " Virginia Tobacco in lihds.
1,300 " " " Kentucky do. in do.
1,1100" " " Maryland do. in do.
8 brls. Flour of 196 Ills. net.
6 " Beef, Pork and Tallow.
7 " Naval Stores and Pickled Fish.
200 gals. Wine Measure—estimating (lie full con
tents oftliccsk. ofOil, Wine. Brandy,4c.
22 bush. Grain, Peas, Beans, &c. in casks.
41) *< do. do. do. in bulk.
41) " Liverpool Blown Salt in bulk.
34 < do. Ground do.
31 " St. Übes, Capede Verds, tec. in bulk.
30 " West India Salt in bulk.
30 " Sea Coal in hulk.
40 cubic feet of Plank, Hoards, Timber, Bale
Goods, Packages and Boxes.
In estimating the contents in cubic feet .of variouspack -
ages ami goods, the following shall be the standard:
A Floui Barrel • ~
A tierce of Rice,
A hhd. of Flaxneed, M
A hhd. of Virginia Tobacco,. *•*"**l2
A hhd. of Kentucky, Georgia and Carolina,.4o
A hhd of Maryland and Ohio, 35
5 bushels of Grain in bulk '
In computing boxes of Candles and Soap, kegs ol
Butter and Lard, Hams and Bacon —and generally all
similar articles, 200 lbs. net wt. shall be considered
equal to a barrel of 5 cubio feet.
All goods brought to this port on freight, must be
■ delivered on a wharf, at the expense of the rette!
bringing the same a delivery after due notice on any
good wharf at Fell's Point during business hours, is a
delivery iu the city ami port of Baltimore —Hides and
articles prohibited to be landed in the city at certain
periods may be landed where the public authorities
may direct.
In all cases when vessels are obliged (by the quar
antine regulations, or city authorities) to discharge
their cargo in the stream, the expense of delivering
, the same East of Jones' Falls, will be borne hy the
i carrier only. But when requested by the consignee
to be delivered IVest of Jones' Falls, then the ex
pense shall be equally borne by the carrier and con
signee, (each one-half.)
If a vessel is chartered for a voyage out ami home,
each shipper shall be entitled to his fair proportion of j
the whole homeward freight, pro rata, of the hulk or
space occupied by each shipper on the outward voy
In nil cases where a vessel is chartered or freighted
for a voyage out and home, the freighter, or charter
er is bound to furnish sullicient cargo, to enable said
vessel to return safely home, and the same from Port '
: to Port, where the charter provides for more than
one Port: Provided, no agreement to the contrary
is made by the parties.
STORAGE—per month.
Hogsheads of Sutrur, Tobacco, Molasses, Rum, Oil,
I and Pipe* of Wine, Brandy d Gin, .... 25 cts. i
I Hhd*. Coffee, Copperas, Codfish and Tallow, 20 44 i
Tierce* of Sugar, Bum, Molasses and half
Pipes, 16 ''
Tierces of Rice, Coffee, Flaxseed, Alum, &c. 12J ••
Barrels of Rum, Whiskey, Sugar, Beef,
Pork, Fish, Cheese, Oil and quarter casks
Wine, 6 •
; Brls. Flour, Coffee, and other dry articles. 3 "
Boxes of Cuba Sugar 8 "
! of Fish, Wine, Oil, Lemons and Or
anges 3 " i
Soap, Candles, Cheese, Tin, Raisins,
ami drums of Figs 1 "
J Rags of Coffee, Cocoa, Pepper, ami Pimento, 2 ••
Bales of Cotton and Hempen Yarn about
1 300 lbs 12.1"
Bales of India Piece, and other similar Goods, 10 "
Indigo in seroons, 4 cents; iu cases 10 "
Tea in chests, 3 cents; half do. 2 cents; boxes, 1 "
Kegsof Butter, Lard, Tobacco, Nails, Raisins, 3 "
Hides, Dried I "
Hemp, per ton 50 "
Cordage, per do 30
Iron and Lead, per do 20
Dycwood, pel d 0.... 25 "
Hampers of Bottles, &c Id " '
Crate* of Earthenware 20 cts.
Grain, per bushel 'z '*
Salt, per bushel •• i l ' 1
The owners of goods to he at the expense of put- ,
ting them in store, and delivering them.
All goods stored to be subject to one month's stor
age, if in store 10 day*. If less than 10 days, to
half a month's storage.
The risque of loss by fire, robbery, theft, and other
unavoidable occurrences, is in all cases to he borne
by the owner of the goods: provided, usual care be
taken for the security of the property.
Sugar, Copperas, Alum, Brimstone, Shot, Lead, Iron,
Steel, Hemp, Dye woods, and all other articles
heretofore sold by the cwt. of 112 lbs. or ton of
2211) lbs., shall in future be sold by the decimal
hundred of 101) pounds, or ton of 2000 pounds.
Tare shall be allowed as follows:
Sugar in hhds. or tierces, 12 per cent ; in Cuba boxes,
15 per cent.; in Hour brls, 22 lbs. each,do; in linen
bags 3 per cent.; and in all other packages the ac
tual tare.
Coffee in linen, single gunny and grass bags, 2 per
cent.; in flour brls. 20 lbs. each; iu all other pack
ages tlie? actual tare.
Cocoa in bags 2 per cent.
Pepper in linen or single gunny bags, 2 per cent .; in
other packages the actual tare.
Pimento in linen or single gunny hags, 3 per cent.;
in other packages the actual tare.
Rice in tierces and half tierces, 10 per cent.
Copperas, in hhds., 10 per cent.
Teas, Green, whole chests 20 lbs.; half do. the Can
ton tare: do. Blv.ck do. do. 22 lbs.; do. 3-4 chests
18 lbs.; other packages the actual tare.
Cassia, in mats, 9 per cent.; boxes and other pack
ages, the actual tare. 1
Indigo, iu seroons, in single hides, 11 per cent.; in all
other cases, the actual tare.
Alum, Brimstone, Ginger, Nutmegs, Mace. Cloves, i
Almonds, Figs, Cheese. Soap, Candle*, Chocolate, i
Currants, Prunes, Starch, and all other articles not
before mentioned, the actual tare.
No charge shall he made for casks, brls., boxes, or
other packages whatever.
On all weights even beam, \ per ct. to be allowed for
Condensed,withother matter appertaining thereto Jrom
various Acts t>f the General Assembly of Maryland.
For every vessel, either drawing 9 icet water or up
wards, or measuring 75 tons custom house tonnage,
coming from the sea to the city of Baltimore, per
foot ft 3 50
For every vessel ol like draft, from Baltimore
to sea, •••• ••••2 50
For the months of December, January, t ebruary
and March, in addition to every foot such ves
sel draws, • • •• ••• •• • ■' J
lie it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That every master or ownerof a merchant vessel go
ing to sea, whether sailing under a coasting license or
registered, of the burthen of one hundred and twenty
ton's and upwards, shall be obliged to receive the brat
Pilot who offers to conduct or pilot his vessel, and
shall continue the same Pilot to the Capes, or shall
pay to hiin halfpilotage; provided the said Pilot shall
speak or board said vessel above Fort Mcllenry, and
shall be duly licensed to act as Pilot; and provided
further, that the Pilot who shall have conducted any
vessel from the Capes into port shall be entitled to
take charge of the same vessel as Pilotto the Capes,
on her next voyage.
SEC. 2. Andbe it enacted, That any master or own
er of a merchant vessel, sailing under a coasting license
or registered, of the burthen of one hundred tons and
upwards coming from sea, shall be obliged to take the
first Pilot who shall offer to conduct or pilot his ves
sel, and shall continue the same to the port of destma- |
tiou, or shall pay to him half pilotage; provided said i
Pilot shall speak or board said vessel before Cape
Henry LiMit House shall bear south, and provided
also, the said Pilot shall have a branch or license to
the destined port of said vessel.
SEC. 3 And be it enacted, That the owners of all
vessels of the burthen of seventy-five tons and up
wards, not exceeding one hundred tons, before going
to sea, shall apply 1° t " lc Board of Pilots for a license
to navigate the Chesapeake Bay, and shall pay to the
said Board, for such license, at the rate of six cents per
ton, and such license shall be good for twelve months.
SEC. 4 And be it enacted, That the master ol any
vessel, for which a license is made necessary, by the
preceding section, iv ho shall navigate the same with
out such license, shall subject himself to receive a
Pilot upon the same terms as is provided for in the
first section of this Act.
Extracts from the Ordinances now in force.
It is incumbent on the Harbor Master to collect all
tonnage dailv, and whenever two days tonnage is due,
and the payments not secured to his satisfaction, he
shall enforce the payment thereof in the same man
ner as other city dues are collected.
The sum of two cents per ton shall be, and is here
bv assessed and levied upon every vessel of sixty or
niore tons, arriving at the Port of Baltimore, which
by the laws of the United States, is required to re
port and enteral the Custom House, and the collector
of the port shall be, and is hereby authorised to col
lect the saro*. , ~, , .
Also the sum of two cents per ton shall be, nl
hereby assessed and levied upon every vessel of sixty
tons or more arriving at the Port of Baltimore, which, I
by the laws of the United States is not required to re
port and enter at the Custom House, and that the
Harbor Masters shall be, and they arc hereby author
ised tocollectthesame, provided, nevertheless, that
the sum of money assessed and levied by this section,
shall be collected from each vessel butonce a month,
although she may arrive more frequently.
All vessels, except those with fire wood, lying at,
or in manner making use of any wharf belonging to
or rented by the state, shall pay dockago according
to the following rates:
i Those occupying the Ist tier, per ton,per day.. 1 cent.
I " " 2d do. " " 5
! All beyond the 2d o. " " 2
SECTION 1. He it enacted and ordained by the May
or and City Council of Baltimore, That from and
! after the passage of this Ordinance, all Goods, Wares
or Merchandize landed on the public wharves, from
on board any vesselor vessels lying at said wharves,
or placed thereon for the purpose of shipment or ex
i posure for sale, shall pay the following Rates of
; Wharfage for each and every day the same may re
i main thereon, or any less time, (excepting, however,
j Fire Wood and Lumber, the rates of which are to be
i accounted for the whole time allowed by Ordinance,
i for the same to remain on the wharves,) to be paid
by the owner or consignee, or iu event of their being
j none, the master of the vessel, and all goods shipped
from one vessel to another, one-half price, alsoto be
| paid by the shipper, or owner,or the master as aforc
< said.
| Almonds, per sack, cts. 2 ( Liquids, hhd. cts. 6)
| do. bag, j| Lemons, box, 2
! Anchors, ton, 251 Lumber, may remain
1 Anvils, each, lj 5 days,
i Ashes, cart load, s'Mahogany, 500 feet, 39
j Bark, cord, GjlManure, cart load, o
j Barrels, empty, free. Merchandise, hale, 4
Beef, brls. 2 8a 2
i Bottles, hmpr. 4! do case or box, 3
Bread, brl. 2j do trunk, 3 1
do brl. 1 ' io I rev, 4
! Bricks, 1000, 181 do j do 21 j
, Butter, ki'g, 1" Meal, brl. 2 j
! Cables, chain, ton, 25 do 1 brl. Ij
Cambooses, each, 6j Mill Stones, each, 25
i Candles, box, ,) Mules, each, 5 1
Cannon, each, 6| Muskets, case, 4'
I Carboys, each, 2 Nails, cask or keg, II
Carriages, each, P2j Oars, 10110 feet, 20 j
Carts, each, 124 Oil, Whale or Sperm,
J Cart Wheels, each, '2 cask of 150 gals. 12} !
I Cassia, 100 mats, 10 do trcs. under lOOgals.lO I
Castings, toil, 15 do do 80gals. 4 j
j Cattle, horned, each, j do brl. 2
' Chairs, each, } do box, 2
I Chalk, ton, 15 do jar, 2
Cheese, box, 4 Olives, jar,
do cask, 2 Onions, bus. or2obunch, j
Chocolate, box, 1 Oranges, box, 2
Cider, box, 2 Paper, wrapping, bdl. }|
Coal, ton of 2S bushels, 5 Pepper, &e , box, I
Coffee, bag, I Pipes, box, 1
Copper,case, 3 Pitch, barrel,
Cordage, ton, 1 b Plaster, ton,
Cotton, bale, 4 Ploughs, each,
Crackers, keg, I Potatoes, bushel, i
Crates, each, 4 Rags, bale, 4
Demijohns, each, 1 Raisins, box, j
Drags, box, 3 do drum, 1
Dry' Goods, box, 3 Rice, per tree. 4
do bale, 4 Rosin, brl. 2
Dyewood, ton, 15 Salt, hogsheads, 6j
Feather, bales or bags, 2 do sack,
Figs, drum, i do bushel,
Fish, quintal, I Sheep, cacti,
do brl. 2 Shingles, 1000, 2
do j & qr. brl 1 Shoes, box, 3
do drum 5 Shot, bag, j
do firkin 1 do keg, (12 bags) I
Flour, brl. 2 Shovels, dozen,
do I brl. 1 'Slate, toil, 15 j
Gin, case, 1 Soap, box, }
Ginger, box, 1 iStavcs, barrel, 1000, 12} j
Glass, wind.,bx. 100 ft. } do htid.&pipe,do. 20 j
do do } box, j'Steel, ton,
Grain, not of'the slate jStone,granite,&c. perc.lo [
of Md., 41Stoves, each, 6j | j
Grapes, j'ar, I Sugar, Havana, box, 3 j
Grind Stones, each, l ! do mats, 1; ;
Gun Stocks, 1000, 30 do Brazil bxs, ton, 15 j
Hay, bale, 6J j do lihd. GJ
Hemp, ton, oiSwine, each, 2
Herrings, box, }|Tar, brl. 2
Hides, ox or horse, 100,39; lea, chests,
Hogsheads, empty, free] do } chest, 2 i
Hoop Poles,hhd.,lo9o,2o| do ( chest, lji
do do brls., 10 Tea Kettles, doz, | i
Hops, sack, 6; Timber, lOOOfuet, lo I
Horns, 1000, 29; Tin, box, 4 I
do tips, 1000, c; Tobacco, hhd. b 4 .
Horse, 5 hale,
Indigo, scroon, 6) do box, - |
do case, 124 Jo 4 box, 1 j
Iron, ton, 5 do keg, 2 |
Ivory, ton, 50 do 5 ~
Lard, keg, I lurpentine, brl. 2
Laths,looo, 2 Wagons,each, i-s I
Lead, sheet orpig,lon,ls Ware, wooden, nest, I j
Leather, 100 sides, 151 Wine, box, i \
Lime, cask, 5 Wood,fuel,may remain [
Liquids, brl. 2| 2 days, cord, 6} (
The foregoing is extracted from an amended Ordi- j
nance, passed, and approved March 29, 194.7. j
The duties on imported articles required by law to j
be paid on entering them at the Custom House, will
be found specified at the head of such articles, m ou
page of quotations. The following are othcrreguiar j
tions: . , . . tX !
Memorandum.— That in all cases in which the in
voice or entry shall not contain the weight, or quan
tity. or measure of goods, ware*, or merchandise no w
weighed, or measured, or guaged, the same shall be
weighed, gnaged.or measured, at the expense ol the
owner, agent, or consignee.
Drawbacks.— That, from and after the first day ol
December, 1546, in lieu of the bounty heretofore an-
I thorized by law to be paid on the exportation of
j pickled fi'h of the fisheries of the United Mate*,
there shall be allowed, on the exportation thereol, j
' if cured with foreign salt, a drawback equal in amount |
to the duty paid on the salt, and no more: to be as- j
eertained under such regulations as may be prescribed .
by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Credits.— All duties are payable in ca.li—or. ■
Good. Wares and Merchandise, on their importa
tion, may be placed in Public Stores under the arc
housing law, u"J !•■•* wlln " ch '
Wares are withdrawn therefrom (except lor
re exiiortation.) but if not claimed at the expiration
of a year, or duties and charges paid, are then to be
appraised and sold under the directiou of the Lollec
" Tar's allowed.— Oil sugar in boxes 15 per cent.; m
casks I''■ in hags and mats 5. Cotlec in easks -: in
and bale, 3; Cotton in bales 2; and in ceroons
6. Cocoa in casks 10; and in bags I. Cheese.n boxes
°0 Indigo in ceroons 11; and in cases 10. 1 epper
in bags 2. Pimento in bags 3. And Figs in drums
10 percent. „ . . „
Leakage and breakage.-On spirits; 2 per cent.—
Ale, Bcerand Porter in bottles 10. All other Liquors
in bottles 5 per cent. ... . , . i 4
Restrictions. —No goods to be imported in vessels
less than 30 tons burthen. No Reer, Ale and Porter
in casks of less capacity than forty gallons beer inca
sure- or if in bottles, of packages less than six dozen.
No distilled spirits in casks of less capacity than nine
ty gallons, wine measure, except Brandy , whichmav
be imported in casks in any capacity not less than 15
S *7bnage duty— On American vessels and the ves
sel, of Denmark, Central America, Netherlands Hmn
burg, Bremen, Lubec,Prussia,Sweden, Norway,Old-
enburg, Russia. Austria, Brazil, Hanover, Papal Do
minions, Portugal, Sardinia, English, Mexican and
Texian, from whatever port or plaee,/r; and on
French vessels coming from Martinique and Guada-
roupc five cents per ton —when laden with other
than colonial produce. On French vessels from
other ports, and on all other foreign vessels (except
as above enumerated) comingfrom ports where Aiue-
I ricans are permitted to trade, ninety-four cts. per ton.
i On Spanish vessels coming direct from Spain 5 cl*.
! per ton; from Cuba $1.67 ct*. per ton; other port* #1
per ton.
Tariff of Duties imposed by the
On Promissory Notes, Bills of Exchange, Special
ties, and other Instruments of Writing, on and
after May 10. 1945.
On' Notes or Instruments of and under One Hundred
Dollars no Stamp is required.
Over 8100 to 8200, 8 10
209 " 300 '?
'• 300 " 501), 25
" 500 •• 1,000 50
" 1,000 " 1,509 75
" 1,500 " 1-00
" 2,0110 •• '-50
" 3,9011 " 4,000, - 2.
" 4,000 " 6,099 2 50
" 6,00(1 " 7,000 3.59 ,
7,009 •• 8.000, 4 -
" 8,000 " 10,000, aoo
" 10.000 ••• E- ;
Bills, Notes, &.C., unstamped, are no evidences 01
Supplement to the Act imposing Duties on I romis
aorij Notes, fyc., from and after the Ist day oj
May, 1846.
All' Deeds and Leases are required to be stamp
ed One Dollar. Bill* of Sale, where the amount
conveyed exceeds fe'2oo and release of mortgage,
' On.- Dollar. _ .
Mortgage*, wilh or without a covenant lor tne
payim-iU of the sum intended to be secured, are re
quired to be stamped according to the above scale.
Where a bond or note is given forth'* debt secured
by the mortgage, it i* not necessary that such mort
gage. and the bond or note thereby secured, should
both be written on stamped paper.
Rates allowed in the Custom House for Gold Coin*,
, a* per Act of Congress of 1534, fixing the value
United Btates Eagle, old emission sl' bb
• ♦ •• " new ** 10.00
I England, Guinea
I •• Seven Shilling piece. 1.69
France, Double Louis (before 1786) 9.69
Louis ***
14 Double Louis (since 1786) • 9.15
44 Louis 44 *LS7
** Double Napoleon or 40 franc* 7.70
44 Napoleon or 20 franc* 3.85
44 Same as the new Louis Guinea 4.65
j Frankfort ou the Main, Ducat 2.27
Hamburg " 2.27
Malta, Double Loui* ~
44 Louis ( 4 .
44 Demi Louis 2.30
Mexico Doubloon .. 15.54
Holland, Double Rix Dollar 12.27
44 Rix Dollar 6.00
44 Ducat 2.20
4 Ten Guilder piece 4.00
Portugal, Dobraou
44 Dobra 17.32
44 Johannes 17.00
Spain, Doubloon 1772 16.00
•• 44 since 1772 16.35 ,
44 Pistole
Columbia, Doubloon 15.35.
As established by Congress, May 23, 1846:
Sweden and Norway, Specie Dollar $ 1 .05
Denmark Specie Dollar 1.05
Prussia and N. States of Germany, Thaler 69
Southern State* of Germany, Florin 40
Augsburg and Austrian empire, Florin ...49^
Venitian kingdom of Lombards and Tuscany, Livre lb
France and Belgium, Franc 18 ct*. & 6 mills
Sardinia, Livre ct*. 6 mills
Naples, Ducat
Sicily, ounce gf'2.4o
British Province* of Nova Scotia, Canada, &lc. $4.00
There arc denominations frequently met with in
reports of foreign markets, but their English value
not always readily recollected. Ihe following table
will be found, we believe,correct:
Ah..., in Rotterdam, nearly ga1.40
Almiule, in Portugal contains, gals A .37
Aliunde, in Madeira
Alquiere,in Madeira, .. .overpccfr 1,
Alquiere.il. Portugal, p'eks, lj to nearly 2
Alquiere, in Baliia, J
Alquiere, in Maranham,. }
Alquiere,ill Rio Janeiro and Pernaiubuco,. .do. ol'
Anna, of rice, in Ceylon, 2-5
Arroba, in Portugal, jo
Arroba, ill Spain Sac
Arroba, in Spain, (large) g "i i'Zvo
Arroba, in Spain, (small) -••• d0.3.J37
Arroba, in -Malaga, of Wine about do. 4,
Ar.hecn.ii. Russia,
Bahar,in Hatavia,. . peculs 3a4,
Bale, of cinnamon, iu Ceylon, net lbs. 1
Barili, in Naples <-'ll 'bootgats .ll
Cantar,thc Levant,contains 44 okea, L 2 '
Cantar, in Leghorn, of Oil, I
Cautar, in Malta ••• ■ l ' 4 J I
Cantar, in Naples i'?' 1 1
Cautar, inSicilv, •• do.noal 9 3
Carro, in Naple i equal to about bush.oU
i Cairo, ill Naples, of Wine . gu/!.2b4
Catty, of Tea, in China about lbs. I j
| Cayang, in Batavia
Chetwert in Russia "early bush. 6
' Faiiega.in Spain, 1.5.99
; Hectolitre, in France /'**""*" , of 1
Killogramme, in France and Netherlands, . ./us.-.21
Last, in Amsterdam,of Grain, bush. So 4
Last, in Bremen, of Grain over uo, 80^
Last, in Cadiz, of Salt •<<>• '6 4-o ,
i Last, in Dantzic, of Grain, nearly do. 9J
I Last, in Flushing, of Grain da J'-i
j Last, in Hamburg, of Grain do.. SD.b ,
I Last, in Luboc, of Grain, over do. 91
1 Last, in Portugal, of Salt... ,1? |
i Last,ill Rotterdam, ol Grain, d0.b0.13b j
I Last, in Sweden, , ' j"
i Last,in Utrecht, of Grain, overdo. o9 :
I Lispound, in Hamburg "l' !? oz ' I
I Lispound, in Holland, • • do.lB 4 ox. J
I Mark, iu Holland,. J !
Maud, in Calcutta, / i
j Miiia, in Genoa, of Grain, .bu5h. 3.43 j
j Moy, in Lisbon ' ,O - 24 |
Moy.in Oporto... 3 "
Moyo, of Portugal contains overbusfi 23
Oke, in Smyrna
Orna.iu Trieste,of Wine g015.14.94
Orua of oil /,
Pal.no, in Naples, „ a littleover tncAeslO
Pecul.in Batavia and Madras, ? 1001
Pecul, in China and Japan, - do. J33J
Pipe,in Spain,of Wine, . gH.160164
Pood,in Russia isequal to 36lbt. - or•"eaely
Quintal, in Portugal,
Quintal, ill Smyrna d 0.129 48
Quintal in Spain .
Quintal, in Turkey, d 0.167 3 oz.
Rottoli, in Portugal * "*■
Rottolo. in Genoa do. 24
Rottolo, in Leghorn J?*
Salma. in Sicily from 6u5A.7.85 W9.77
Scheffel.inGermany, variesfrom I } tonearly bush.3
Ship-pound, in Hamburg and Denmark,...- 46*. 331
Ship-pound, in Holland, 1b5. 368 4 or.
Staro, in Trieite, 6u*6.2g
Tale,in China 1
Vara,in Rio Janeiro, U J4®* n , ea v?*
Vara in Spain. 100 are equal t0d#.920
1 Wertt,in Russia,
{*3-Subject In some little modification where a whole
car is ei\£u%cdfor a specific article.
per 100 lbs. per 10Olbs.
Ale in bottles... .cents, so Hides, dry cents, 4o
Ale brls. or hhds 40 Hides, green 30
Apples, in brls 40 Hard ware 35
Ashes, Pot or Pear 1...25 Hollow ware *25
Bacon, in hhds 30 Hoop poles 2ft
Bark, uugrotind 25 Hops 50
Bark, ground 25c30 Horns ......50
Beef, fresh 60 Iron, blooms 25
Beef in brls 25 Iron manufactured ... .30
Beer or Porter, bottles 50 Iron, pigs 25
Beer in brls 40 Iron ore 25
Beeswax 60 Iron, scrap 25
Bonnets in case 50 Lard, kegs or casks... 30
Boots and Shoes 60 Lead, bars or pig 5....25
Bread .60 Leather 40
Bricks 30 Lemons 50
Buhr blocks 40 Liquors, foreign 50
Butter, fresh 50 Livestock 35
Butter, firkins or casks 30 Lumber, generally .. .26
Cabbages 25 Mahogany 40
\ Candles 40 Manure 25
Castings 25 Marble, undressed ...2o
ICedat ware 50 Mill Stones ....60
Charc0a1............. 50 Molasses ...40
j Cheese 30 Nails and Spikes 30
China ware 60 Oil, in bottlesor cases, 60
Chrome ore .26 Oil, in c5k5...... ... .40
j Cider, bottles... 50 Oranges 50
Cider in brls 40 Oysters 60
Cigars 50 Paints 35
Clover Seed 40 Paper 50
Coal, see specific. PipeClay 25
Coffee—(car 10ad,).. .30 Pitch 26
Copper in pigs 40 Plaster—see specific.
j Copper manufactured..so Pork, fresh 50
1 Copper ore 25 Pork, salted 30
Cordage 50 Potatoes, Turnips,&c. 25
Corn brooms 50 Queens ware 35
Corn Meal 25 Hags 40
Cotton, in bales 40 Hails & Posts, fencing 25
Drugs and Dyes 50 Kaisins 60
Dry Goods 35 Rice. 40
Earthen & Stoneware 40 Rosin 25
Feathers 50 ! Salt 30
Fish, fresh 50 Shingles 25
Fish in brls 30 Ship stuffs 25a30
Flax ■ ■ . 50 Shot ...50
Flax Seed 40 Skins, deer, &c 40
Flour, see specific. Slate 40
Fruit, dried 40 Snake root 50
Furs and Peltry 50 Steel 40
Ginseng 50 j Tallow 55
Glass, window 25 . Par ..22
Glue 50 Tea 50
Grain,*every kind....30 Tin, in pigs 50
Granite 25 \ Tin plate, bxs 25
Grapes... 50 Tinware 50
Grindstones .30 , Tobacco, Araer., in
Groceries generally.. .35 j hhds. or bxs 25
Hats..... 50 Tobacco,foreign,bales 50
Hay in bales 40 . Whiskey,brls.orhhds.2s
Heading and Staves... 25 i Wines. 50
Hemp & Flax.in bales 30 i Wool, bales 40
Live Stock —Horned cattle, horses and hogs, in en
tire car loads, (at owner's risk from suffocation or
escape) at the rate of 35 cts. per 100 lbs. through.
Cumberland Coal— per ton, per mile 2 cts
*• 44 from Cumberland to Bait.,pr.tn. $3
4 4 4 4 from Cumb'd to Wash.City, $'3.56
4 4 4 4 from Cumb'd to Dam No. 6,50.75
Plaster Paris , per ton, per mile 2 cts
from Cumberland to Baltimore, fiOcentsper brl.
Patterson'sCrk. 44 44 60 44 44
Green Sp'g Run 44 44 60 44 44
j Little Cacapon 4 4 44 60 44 44
Great Cacapon 4 4 4 4 60 44 44
Hancock 4 4 44 46 44 44
Licking Creek 4 4 4 4 46 4 4 4 4
North Mountain 44 44 46 44 44
Hedgesville 4 4 44 46 44 44
Martinsburg 44 4 4 37 44 44
Flagg's Mill 44 44 36 44 44
Kemeysville 44 44 34 44 44
Duffield's 4 4 44 32 44 44
Hatpers' Ferry 4 4 44 30 4 4 41
iKioxflife " " S3
Berlin 44 44 28 44
Catoctin 4 4 44 26 44 44
Point of Rocks 4 4 44 26 44 44
Frederick 4 4 4 4 |
Doup's Switch 4 4 4 4
Davis'Switch 4 4 4 4 I
Buckcystown 4 4 4 4 u 04
Monooacv 4 4 4 4 f
Reel's Mill
Ijamsville 4 4 4 4 |
Monrovia 4 4 4 4 J
Mount Airy 4 4 44 1 9 44 44
Woodbine 4 4 4 4 1 9 44 44
Hood's Mill 4 4 44 17 44
Sykcsville 44 44 1 5 44 44
Marriottsvillc 4 4 4 4 1 5 4 4 44
Woodstock 4 4 4 4 1 5 4 4 44
| Elvsville 4 4 4 4 1 5 4 4 4 4
I Ellicott'sMills 4 4 4 * 1 1 4 4 "
j Ilchestcr 4 4 4 4 44 44
j * Wheat \s 23.15 cts. per 100 lbs., and in the same pro
j portion for intermediate distances as Flour.
Great Britain —J. M'Tavish, 30 Second street.
France—G. C. Morton, 23 haenieut of Exchange.
Spain —J. A. Pizarro, cor. Liberty & Lexington-sts.
Portugal—Jose B. De Caniara, 12 Frederick street.
Netherlands —F. B. Graf, 52 Gay street.
Vice Consul of Pontifical States—T. P.Scott, 16 St.
Paul street.
Wurtemburg—F. L. Brauus, Consul Gen., 20 Ger
man street.
Denmark—ll (I. Jacobscn, 72 South slrcct.
Sweedeti and Norway F. B. Graf, 52 Gay street.
Prussia—F. L. Brauus, 20 German street.
Venezuela—J. F. Strohm, 48 Lombard street.
Hamburg—F. Rodewald, Buchanan's wharf.
Hamburg—A Schumacher. Con.Gen.,9 S.Charles-st.
Bremein—A Schumacher,Cons.Gen. ,9S.Charles.st.
Saxony—F. L. Brauus, 20 German street.
Brazil—C. Oliver O'Domiell, 61 Exchange Place.
Montevideo— F. B. Graf, 52 Gay street.
Russia—Charles L Kuster, 12 S. Charles street.
. Hanover— Ed ward Uhrlaub, I Hanover street.
Austria—F. Rodewald, 68 Buchanan's wharf.
\ Oldenburg—Henry ()elrichs,3l S. Charles street.
Sardinia—C. A. Williamson,V.Cons. ,10S.Charlcs-st.
; Belgium, S. D. Walker, 67 South Gay street,
j Bavaria, F. L. Brauus, 20 German street.
A CARD.—The undersigned, Owners or Agents
of vessels engaging Freights from this port to Liver
! pool or London, agree that, on and after this date, all
( freights to either port, engaged by either of them,
shall be 011 condition, that the freight shall be paid
1 immediately 011 the landing of the Goods, and the
| same shall be particularly noted on the Bills of Lad
ing before signing, to wit: "Freights to be paid im
mediately on the landing of the Goods, without any
| allowance of credit, or discount, to the consignee."
. They also further agree, that Freights on Cotton
' shall be charged on the invoice weight which must
• be furnished by the shippers before the Bills of Lad
: ing are signed, and the amount of Freight to be paid,
' specified on the Bill of Lading.—Baltimore, August
Ist, 1847. "
' Alex. Brown & Sons, Schaer & Kuster,
? Clark & Kellogg, Oelrichs & Lurman,
1 Wm. Graham & Son, Wm. Howell & Son,
; Jas. Corner & Son, Kjrltlfcnd, Chase & Co.
B. Buck & Son, F. W. Bruue k Sons,
1 Wm. Wilson & Son,, Thes. Wilton k Co.
F. &w. Rodewald, Edw. Kurtz,
J Robert Leali* k Son, Cohen It Kali,
1 Deecke k Gerdct, Jno. K. Randall.

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