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AGRICULTURE MANUFACTURES NAVIGATION ]
VOL. XI. No. B.]
ALMA \ A C
For the. week, commencing on Sunday,
JULY 23. 1848.
Moon—Last Qr., 23d, 6h. 2am M.
Mo. A yVk\ SUWU "- Sun " tl - Ungth. \r?'*Zt
23 Sun. I Ih, 49m. 7h.llin. 14h 22m j II -II
21 Mou. 4 51) 7 10 14 20 J morn.
25 Piles, j 4 51 7 9 14 18 jl2 27
2b Wed. j 4 52 7 8 14 16 1 11
27 Titers. I 4 53 77 14 14 2 9
28 Frid. J 4 63 77 14 14 3 7
29 Sat. I 4 51 7 6 14 12 | 4 8
POST OFFICE.—MAILS
Areconveyed by Hail Road Cars and Stages daily.
CLOSE: DUE:
Eastern ,<laily ,ex. SUII. $ A M.&7P.M..3P.M.& I IP.M.
Sunday, 8 A M. 12 p. M.
Oreat Southern, daily,.. .3 P. M 7| A.M.
Washington,daily, SA.M.,4&9P.M. .BR, A.M.,3&SP.M.
'Western, daily, 6 A. M 6.j P. M.
Wincheßter,Va.ex.Siin.. .6 A. M 65 P. M.
York,Pa.Rouie.ex.Sun.il A. M 6.; p. M.
AiinapoliH.Md.ex.Sun.SA.M &4P.M. .B£A.M.&BP.M.
Delaware,E.ShoreofVa. )
Somerset & Worcester \; p M ~ p M .
co.,Md.,Sunday, lues- (
day & Thursday )
Up.counties of E.Shore, }
Md., Monday, Wed-VS A. M 3 P. M.
uesday and Saturday }
Upper Marlboro' Route, )
Monday, Wednesday >9 P. M ....8 A.M.
and Friday, )
Pt.Ttiboc'oßoute.Wcd- ) 9p M „ A M
nesdity and Sattdity, >
Westminster Route, I
Monday. Wednesday >6P. m ....7 p. M.
aufl Friday, )
Bel-Air. daily, ex. Sun. ..BA. m 2 p. M.
RATES OF POSTAGE.
T.Ptlt.ru composed of one or more pieces of paper,
hut not exceeding half an ounce in weight, sent any
distance not exceeding 3011 miles 5 cents.
Any distance over 301) miles 11l cents.
On every additional weight of half an ounce, or
any fractional excess of half an ounce, an additional
postage is charged according to the distance.
Letters dropped in the Post Olfice for delivery in
the same place, 2 cents each.
L'-tters advertised are charged 2 cents each, he
sides regular postage, or if advertised in 2 papers, 4
cents.
Circular*, 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, postage to he prepaid;
when sealed, same as letters.
Circulars on sheets larger than cap, arc rated as
pamphlets.
t)u I'ainphleln, magazines, periodicals, and every
other kind of printed orolhermatter,(except newspa
pers, circulars,handbills, and advertisements,) uncon
nected with any manuscript communication, weigh
ing one ounce or less, 2>, cents per copy, for any dis
tance. For every additional ounce, I cent. Any
fractional excess exceeding half an ounce, to be
charged as an ounce; an excess less than half aa oz.
to he disregarded.
Wfins/Kipers,( 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 % et. A newspaper ex
ceeding 1000 inches, to be rated as a pamphlet.
,Vno*paptr* irregularly sent, that is, to a non
siihscriber, the person sending must prepay 3 cts. for
each paper.
When the article to be mailed is a circular, pam
phlet, or newspaper, it should he so enveloped as to
lie iipru utone end—otherwise, it will be charged as
' ' -g„ Mail*. —A mail is forwarded from Boston
and New York 10. and received from England, via
Halifax, (Nova Scotia,) by the British Mail Steam
Packets, weekly, alternately, fur eight months in (he
reai' and twice a month for the four winter nioulhs.
Letters thus set!l, must have their postage lo New
York or Boston pre-paid. The postage ait Ship Let
ters, delivered at the office where the vessel arrives,
is 24 cents; if conveyed by post, I cents in addition to
if lie ordinary postage.
OCEAN STEAM NAVIGATION.
American Mail .Steamers.-The following are the
ran** of postage prescribed by tin 1 act of the 3d of
March. 1815, for mailable matter sent by tins line to
(JpnlTkM (elllers tnd packages not exceeding half sit
ounce in r t[bt..sn .... •••••*- C "
For nil'let-lew and package* over tiall an
uttuee anil under oi oiicc '
J\>r tsvt-ry additional half ounce lac.
p ur ,V.-i\v letter, newspaper, pamphlet,
and prfiee current • • • /.'"VYV. I
The act nUw requires, that the united
Stales postage will he efcargetl in addition to the
above upon all mailable matter sent through the.
fn tils of the United States to New York; from whence
the ship sails for Bremen. All mailable matter ad
dressed lo England. Ireland orSeKlaiul,, wiH hcleft.it
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 Its no arrangements have vet been completed
between the post-office of the United States ami
those of the above countries, pre payment or the
will he required at the office from which sent
J,,,n0 "all mailable Iter directed to those countries.
Upon mailable matter sent to other countries on the
Eastern comment pre-payment will not be reqiured
j, Will he mailed for Bremen, where all unpaid posta
ges will he collected for the Uoited Slates by the
""'The*A meriean postage only, is charged on letters
and newspapers to go by (he ( unar.l line of British
steamers —the foreign postage being collected on the
Cl Under present arrangement, letters for the Can
ada. anil other British possessions in America, will
not be forwarded by mail unless prepaid.
TRAVELING FACILITIES—
With Dlitaneea and Pare from Baltimore.
A.T BALTIMORE-
For Philadelphia and Slew York—
About 100 .nilei, $3-About 200 roile.,7a#B.
Curs or a Steamer leave I Are due
Dnily. at * P. M. I Daily, m .......6 A.M.
Pally,exc. Sun. 9A.M. | Dully, exe. Sun. 2 S and
and i> P. M. I 11 P ' M -
For York ami Colilinbla. Pa.
5S milea, #1.50-70 ...ilea, #2.17.1.
Cart leave I„ .. „ .. , „
Daily,at 0 A.M. Dailv.cxe.Sun.il A.M.
Daily, exo. Sun. 3 P. M. | and b, p. M.
Por Waahlngton City—
-40 miles, #1 60—(no round trip tickets issued.)
Daily'.cXfi- Sun.*6iA. M. j Daily,B A. M &7jP. M.
and bi P.M. | Daily, exo. Sun. 2i P.M.
Por Cumberland, dtc,
PailyVat 7{ A* M. and 4 j at 3A. M. and 6
' For RUlootfa Hills and Frederlck
-15 miles. 60 ets.—6o miles, #2.40.
BfesaritsittKarf**
Harper*, ebirry and Winchester, Va
l miles. til miles.
Car at rave daffy 7J A. M. | Daily#
For \orfolk nn<l Portsmouth V.—
190 milea# 85. rim
A tteamboot leave* I l a tie
Daily, at 4 p. M. I Daily,at 7 A. M
AND LYFOEB'S PRICE-CURRENT.
AT PHILADELPHIA—
For IVew York-
Cora or a Steamer leave
Daily,at 7 and 9A.M. and 5 P. M.
For Baltimore-
Daily, at 10 p. M.
Daily, exc. Sun 7 A. M. and 3J P. M.
AT NEW YORK
For Ihmlon-
Cars or Steamers leave
Daily,exc. Sun., at 4 P.M.
For Philadelphia—
Daily, exc. Sun 7 and 9A.M. and 4* p. M.
NEW YORK POST OFFICE.
' The Mail for Ronton, via New Haven, closet daily,
excepting Sundays, at 6J A. M.
The steamboat Mail for Boston, via Stonington and
Providence, closes daily, exc. Sunday, at 3) P. M.
The great Southern Mail, including the Mail also for
the Western .States, closes daily at 7* A. M.; and,
except on Sunday, at 3 P. M., on which latter day
at 1 j p. M.
FOREIGN STEAM &, OTHER PACKETS*
(Days of Sailing.)
THE CUNARD STEAMERS.
Proposed sailing of the British and North Ameri
can Royal Mail Steam Ships between Boston and
Liverpool and between New York and Liverpool,
for 1848.
America, Capt. Charles 11. E. Judkins,
Enropa, " Ed ward G. Lott,
llibernia, " Neil Shannon,
Britannia, ** Walter J. C. Lang,
Niagara, •• Alexander Ryrie,
Canada, •' Walter Douglas,
Cambria, " William Harrison, ;
Caledonia, 11 John Leitcli,
Acadia,.... " James Stone.
Departures from America.
Caledonia, — New York, Wednesday,... .July 19
Niagara, Boston Wednesday,... .July 26
Europa, New York, Wednesday,... .Aug. 2
— Boston Wednesday,... .Aug. 9
— New York, Wednesday,... .Aug. 16
— Boston, .... Wednesday,.... Aug. 23
New York, Wednesday,... .Aug. 30
— 805t0n,... .Wednesday,... .Sept. 6
— New York, Wednesday,... .Sept. 13
— Boston, .... Wednesday,... .Sept. 20
— New York, Wednesday Sept. 27
Departures from Liverpool.
Caledonia, — New York, Saturday June 24
Niagara, Boston, ....Saturday, July 1
llibernia, New York, Saturday, July 8
Europa, Boston. ....Saturday, July 15
— New York, Saturday, July 22
— Boston, ....Saturday, July 29
— New York, Saturday Aug. 5
— Boston, ....Saturday, Aug. 12
— New York, Saturday, Aug. 19
— Boston Saturday, Aug. 26
— New York, Saturday, Sept. 2
— Boston Saturday, Sept. 9
— New York, Saturday, Sept. 16
— Boston, ....Saturday, Sept. 23
New York and Bremen Steamers.
To leave New York— To leave Bremen—
Hermann, June 20 I Hermann. ...July 20
Washington July 20 | Wuiingfon* •• • Au b* " u
New York and Liverpool packets.
To leave New York- To leave Liverpool—
Cambridge June 16 11. Wright, May 16
Constitution 2l 1 Ashburton, -1
Garrick 26 | West Point 26
Oxford July 1 I Yorkshire June 1
New World 6 Liverpool, b
John R. Skiddy,...— H I Siddons lt
Fidelia l6 1 Columbia l6
Hottinguer —2l | Patrick Henry —2l
Rosciu Waterloo. ..-26
Isaac Wright... .Aug. 1 | New Y0rk,..... .July 1
New York and Havre Packets.
To leave JVcw York- Tolcave Havre-
Si. Nicolas, ....June 10 I Severn May 16
— 20 I Argo 24
Baltimore, July I Narragansett,. .. Jane I
Bavaria I" I -
Bavarif - 20 I St. Deis -16
Oneida Aug. 1 I Splendid. ■ •
COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS
OF THE POliT OF BALTIMORE.
The following is a copy of the Regulations which
were established by the "Board of Trade of the city
of Baltimore:"
COMMISSIONS.
In all transactions in Foreign and Domestic articles
the following rates to be charged if 110 agreement to
the contrary exists. Dom. tar.
On sales of Merchandise percent. 2} 5
on Stuck* 3 *
_ Bills of Exchange if endorsed, 2j 2j
jo. do. not endorsed 5
Purchases of Merchandise in funds,... ,2 3 2j
_ j oi Jo. in advance,..2j o
Purchases of Stocks and Bills of Ex-
Accepting or endorsing without funds,. 2|
Collecting Freights, 2| 2j
Procuring Freights, 2| 2j
Disbursements of Vessels, . ....2g 2g
Jo. do. without funds, 2j 5
Effecting Insurance when the premium
Joes not exceed 10 per cent, J 5
cent, on the amountof premium, 5 5
Adjusting and collecting losses insured if
not disputed, or litigated, I 3 2j
delayed or litigated accounts,. ..2J 6
Entering and forwarding Goods, 011 the
amount of Duties and charges,. ,2j 2j
Advancing money on letters of Credit, or
otherwise "i
On consignments of Merchandise withdrawn or re
shipped, full commission to be charged 011 the
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
ally incurred.
FREIGHT AND FREIGHTING.
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 ofcomputation, and cither
parcel deemed equal to a ton, viz:
2,240 lbs. Pig and Barlron, Lead, Copper, Logwood,
Fustic, and other heavy Dye Woods.
2,000 " Nicaragua and Hrazilletto Wood.
2,240 " net Sugar and Rice in casks.
1,830" " Coffee in bags.
1 (ii 11) " " do. in casks.
1,300 " " Cocoa in bags or bulk.
1,120 " " do. in casks.
I lilt" " Pimento in hags.
952 " " do. in casks.
800 " " Ship Bread in bags.
700 " " do, do. in casks.
| |2O " " Dried Hides.
900" " VVt. Green Teas and China Raw Silk.
I j 2l) • <■ " Bohea and other Black Tea.
1*51)0 " " " Virginia Tobacco in hhds.
I*3oo " " " Kentucky do. in do.
I*ooo Maryland do. in do.
' Bbrls.Flourofl96lbs.net.
6 " Beef, Pork and Tallow.
7 " Naval Stores and Piokled h ish.
200 gals. Wine Measure— estimating the full con
tents of the oak. of Oil, Wine, Brandy ,&c.
22 bush. Grain, Peas, Beans, &c. in casks.
40 " do. do. do. 111 bulk.
40 " Liverpool Blown Salt in bulk.
34 " do. Ground do. ...
31 " St. Übes, Cape dc Vords, he. in bulk.
30 " West India Salt in bulk.
30 " Sea Coal in bulk.
40 cubic feet of Plauk, Boards, Timber, Bale
Goods, Packages and Boxes.
BALTIMORE AND HER INTERESTS.
BALTIMORE, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 18 IP.
In estimating the content* in cubic feet,ofvariouspack
ages and poods, the following shall be the standard:
A Floui Barrel, 5 feet.
A tierce of Rice, 15
A hhd. of Flaxseed, 12 "
A hhd. of Virginia Tobacco,.... 45 "
• A hhd. of Kentucky, Georgia and Carolina,.4o "
• A hhd of Maryland and Ohio, 35 "
5 bushels of Grain in bulk, 5 •
In computing boxes of Candles and Soap, kegs of
Butter and Lard, Hams and Bacon—and generally all
similar articles, 201) lbs. net wt. shall be considered
equal to a barrel of 5 cubic feet.
All goods brought to this port on freight, must be
' delivered on a wharf, at the expense of the vessel
bringing the same -a delivery after due notice on any
good wharf at Fell's Point during business hours, is a
' delivery in the city and port of Baltimore—Hides and
I 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 qtiar
' antine regulations, or city authorities) to discharge
their cargo in the stream, the expense of delivering
, the same Ea*t of Jones' Falls, will be borne by the
carrier only. But when requested by the consignee
to be delivered IVeat 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 and home,
each shipper shall he entitled to his fair proportion of
the whole homeward freight, pro rata, of the bulk or
space occupied by each shipper on the outward voy
age.
In all cases where a vessel is chartered or freighted
for a voyage out and home, the freighter, or charter
er is bound to furnish sufficient 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 Sugar, Tobacco, Molasses, Rum, Oil,
and Pipes of Wine, Brandt' and Gin 25 cts.
Hhds. Colfee, Copperas, Codfish and Tallow, *2O "
Tierces of Sugar, Rum, Molasses and half
Pipes, 16
Tiercesof Rice, Coffee, Flaxseed, Alum, &c. 12* '*
Barrels of Rum, Whiskey, Sugar, Beef,
Pork, Fifth, Cheese, Oil and quarter casks
Wine, 6 "
Brls. Flour, Coffee, and other dry articles.. 3 "
Boxes of Cuba Sugar S
ofFish, Wine, Oil, Lemons and Or
anges 3 "
Soap, Candles, Cheese, Tin, Raisins,
and drums of Figs 1 "
Bags of Coffee, Cocoa, Pepper, and Pimento, *2 "
Bales of Cotton and Hempen Yarn about
300 lbs 12.1 ••
Bales of India Piece, and other similar Goods, |(l "
Indigo in seroons, 4 cents; in cases 10 "
Tea in chests, 3 cents; half do. 2 cents; boxes, I '•
Kegs of Butter, Lard, Tobacco, Nails, Raisins, 3 "
Hides, Dried I "
Hemp, per ton . 50 **
Cordage, per do 30 **
Iron and Lead, per do. .20 "
I Dye wood, pel do '25 11
Hampers of Bottles, &c 10 "
Crates of Earthenware 20 cts.
Grain, per bushel J "
Salt, per bushel J'*
ting them in store, and delivering them.
All goods stored to be subject to one month's stor
age, if in store 10 days. If less than 10 days, to
half a month's storage.
The risque of loss by fire, robbery, theft, ami other
unavoidable occurrences, is in all cases to he borne
by the owner of the good: provided, usual care be
taken for the security of the property.
WEIGHTS AND TARES.
Sugar, Copperas, Alum, Brimstone, Shot, Lead, Iron,
' Steel, Heinp, Dyewood*, and all other articles
heretofore sold by the cwt. of Jl2 lbs. or t- nof
2210 lbs., shall in* future be sold by the decimal
hundred of 100 pounds, or ton of 2000 pounds.
Ttrr nlnill bp nllowrtl n* follow*:
Sugar in hhd-. or tierces, 12 p.-rccnt ; in Cuba boxes,
15 per cent ;in Hour brls. 22 lb*, each,do; in linen
hugs 3 per cent.; and in all other packages the ac
tual tare.
Colfee in linen, single gunny and grass bag, 2 per
cent.; in flour brls. 20lbs. each; in all other pack
ages the 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 sunny bass, 3 per cent.;
in other package* the actual tare.
Rice in tierces ami half tierces, 10 percent.
Copperas, in hltds., 10 per cent. , ~
Teas. Green, whole cheats 2< lb, : half do. the Can
ton tare: do. Itlrck do. do. il Ills.; do. 3-4 chests
IS lbs.; other packages the aetual tare.
Cassia, in mats, <1 per cent.; boxes and other pack
ages, the actual tare.
Indigo, in seroons, in single hides, II percent.; in all
other cases, the actual tare.
Alum, Brimstone, Ginger, Nutmegs, Mace, Cloves,
Almonds, Figs, Cheese.Soap, Candles, Chocolate,
Currants, Prunes, Starch, and all other articles not
before mentioned, the actual tare.
No charge shall be made for casks, brls., boxes, or
other packages whatever.
DRAFTS, AS FOLLOW:
On all weights even beam, J per ct. to be allowed lor
draft.
HATES OF PILOTAGE |
FOR THE PORT OF BALTIMORE,
Condensed, with other matter appertaining thereto ,rrom J
various Acts qf the General Assembly yf Maryland.
For every vessel, either drawing 9 leet water or up
wards, or measuring 75 tons custom house tonnage, |
coming from the sea to the city of Baltimore, per |
foot, *
For every vessel of like dralt, Irom
For the months of' December, January, February
and March, in addition to every foot such ves
e it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That every master or owner of a merchant vessel go
iii" to sea, whether sailing under a coasting license or
registered, of the burthen of one hundred and twenty
tons and upwards, shall be obliged to receive the hr.t
Pilot who olters to conduct or pilot his vessel, and
shall continue the same Pilot to the Capes. or sha
pay to him halfpilotage; provided the said I '> 'l.
sneak or board said vessel above tort Mclleur) , and
shall be duly licensed to act as Pilot; and provided
further, that the Pilot who shall ha v > .' c ° l,d " c, . t '| a l n . ) o
vessel from the Capes into port shall be entitled to
take charge of the same vessel as 1 ilotto the Caj c,
on her next voyage.
Src. -2. And be ilenacied, Thatany master or own
er of amorchant vessel,snilingundoracoiwttng 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 otfer to conduct or pilot his ves
set, and shall continue the same to the port ot destina
tion, or shall pay to him half pilotage; provided said
Pilot shall speak or board said vessel before Cape
Henry Light 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 to the Hoard 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
t on, and such liceiwe shall be goodfortwelve months.
SEC. 4 And be it enacted. That the master of any
vessel, for which a license is made necessary, by the
preceding section, who 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
1 first section of this Act.
It !•: G U L A T I 0 N S
OF THE PORT OF BALTIMORE.
Extracts from the Ordinances now in force.
It is incumbent on the Harbor Master to collect all
tonnage daily, and whenever two days tonnage is due,
and the payments not secured to his satisfaction, he
r 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
by assessed and levied upon every vessel of sixty or
more tons, arriving at the Port of Baltimore, which
by the laws of the United States, is required to re
port and enter at the Custom House, and the collector
of the port shall be, and is hereby authorised to col
lect the same.
Also the sum of two cents per ton shall be, and is
hereby assessed and levied upon every vessel of sixty
tons or more arriving at the Port of Baltimore, which,
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 are hereby author
ised to collect thesarne, provided, nevertheless, that
the sum of money assessed and levied by this section,
shall be collected from each vessel but once a month,
although she may arrive more frequently.
DOCKAGE.
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 dockage according
to the following rates:
Those occupying the Ist tier, per ton,per day. .1 cent. '
" " 2d do. " " 3
All beyond the 2d o. " " \
WHARFAGE.
SECTION' I . Tie it enacted and ordainedby the Jay•
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
posure for sale, shall pay the following Rates of
Wharfage for each and every day the same may re
main thereon, or any less time, (excepting, however,
Fire Wood and Lumber, the rates of which are to be
accounted for the whole time allowed bv Ordinance,
for the same to remain on the wharves.) to be paid
by the owner or consignee, or 111 event of their being
none, the master of lb" vessel, and all goods shipped
from one vessel to another, one-half price, also to In
paid by the shipper, or owner,or the master as afore
said.
Almonds, per sack, cts. 2 Liquids, liltd. c/*.6}
do. bag, Lemons, box, 2 j
Anchors, ton, 25 Lumber, may remain
Anvils, each, lj 5 days, 10
Ashes, cart load, o Mahogany,soofeet, 30
Hark, cord, 6J|Manure, cart load, 5
It sir re Is, empty, frce.\ Merchandise, bale, 4
Beef. brls. 2 do brl. 2
Bottles, limpr. I do case or box, 3
Bread, brl. 2 do trunk, 3
do k brl. I do tree, 4
Bricks, 1000, I2j do 5 do 24
Butter, keg, I Meal, brl. 2
Cables, chain, ton, 25 do £ brl. I
Catnbooscs, each, 6] I Mill Stones, each, 25 I
Candles, box, i I Mules, each, 5 I
Cannon, each, 6] j Muskets, case, 4
Carboys, each, 2 Nails, cask or keg, 1
Carriages, each, 12 , Oars, lOoOfeet, 20
Carts, each, 12', Oil, Whale or Sperm,
" r •"" - ' .
Castings, ton, 13 <J° do SO gals, -t
Cattle, horned, each, ! do on- -
Chairs, each, j do box, -
Chalk, ton, 15 do jar, -
Cheese, box, , Olives, jar, 1,
ilo cask, 2 Onions, bus. or 20 bunch, j |
Chocolate,hox, I Oranges, box, 2|
Ciller, hex, 2 Paper, wrapping,bdl. ,
Coal, ton of 28 bushels, 5 Pepper, &e , hox,
Coffee,bag, I Pipes, box, 1 j
Copper,case, 3 Pitch, barrel, 2
Cordage, toil, 161 Blaster, ton,
Cotton, bale, 4 Ploughs, each, -
Crackers, keg, 11 Potatoes, bushel, 4
Crates, each, ' Rags, bale, 4
Demijohns, each, I Raisin-, l"x,
Drugs, box, 3; do drum,
Dry Goods, box, 3 . Rme, | r tree. 4
do bale, 4! Rosin, brl. - ;
Dye wood, ton, lo ( SaIt, hogsheads, )|
Feather, halts or bags, 2 do sack.
Figs, drum, J ' ,O • ish I,
Fish, quintal, 1 i " i I
(lo brl. 2|Mu„gles. Iddl), 2
do J&i]r. brl I j Shoes, lux, 3,
do drum .VSbot, hag, j j
do lirkiu I do keg, (12 bags) I j
Flour, brl. 2 Shovels, dozen, -
do t brl. I Slate, too la J
Gin, case, I Soap, box, ,
(}iner, box, I Slaves, barrel, 1000, 12$ t j
Glass, wind.,bx. 100 ft. j! do lihil.&pipe,do. 211 j
do do 1 hox, i Steel, ton, o !
Grain, not of the state Stone, granite,&c. perc.lo j
of Md., 1 Stoves, each, BJ ,
Grapes, jar, I Sugar, Havana, box, 3
Grind Stones, each, l| do mats, lj
Gun Stocks, 1000, 30 do Brazil bxs, lon. to ,
Hay, bale, <!' do hliJ. b>
H.'iup, toil, 5 Swine, each,
Herrings, box, Car. brl. "2
Hides, ox or horse, 100, JO Tea, chests,
110-sheads, empty. ft" | do 'chest,
Hoop Poles, lib 1.,1000,20 do | chest,
do do brls., |0 Tea Kettles, ilo/.,
Hops, sack, <>! Timber, lOOOfeet, la
Horns, 1000, 20|Tiii.b°*, j
do tips, 1000, til tobacco, hhd. uj
Morse, 3: do bale, 2
Indigo,seroon, h|j do box, -
do case, 12',. do J box, 1
Iron, ton, oj do keg, 2
Ivorv, ton, 50 j dn I keg, I
Lard.keg, I Turpentine, brl. 2
Laths, 1000, 2 Wagons. each, l'- ;
Lead, sheet or pig, lon, I •"> Ware, wooden, nest, I
Leather, 100 sides, l.ihViiio. box, 2
Lime, cask, 3| VV ond.lurl,may remain
Lipoids, brl. 21 2 days, cord, 6>
The foregoing is extracted from in aiinMiileu urai
nance,passed, .mil approved March 2~\ IH4 >■
CUS TOM IIOUS Hit KIiULAT IONS.
The duties on imported articles required by law to
be paid on entering them at the Custom House, will
be found specified at the head of such articles, in ou
page of quotations, 'l'ho following are other regular
Memorandum. —That in all cases in which the in
voice or entry shall not contain the weight, or qnao- ;
tity.or measure of goods, ware., or mercliandise now j
weighed, or measured, or go iged, the same shall he
w , ighed, guaged.or measured,at the expense ot the j
owner, ujjeiit, or cou-tiijiiee. . 1 1
Drawback*. —That, Irom and after the first day of
December, 1846, in lieu of the bounty heretofore an- j
I honied by law to be paid on the exportation ol I
pickled ti.lt of the fisheries of the Culled .States,
there shall be allowed, ou the exportation thereof,
it cured with foreign salt, a drawback equal in amount
to the duly paid on the salt, and no more: to be as
certained under such regulations as may be prescribed
by the Secretary of the Treasury.
' Credit*.— All duties are payable in cash—or,
Go,ids, Wares and Merchandise, on their importa
tion, may be placed in Public Stores under the Ware
housing law, and duties paid when such Goods,
Wares, &c., are withdrawn therefrom (except for
re-exportation.) but if not claimed at the expiration
of a year, or duties and charges paid, are then to be
appraised and sold under the direction of the Collec
tor of the Port.
'/hrrs allowed.- On sugar in boxes 15 per cent.; in
casks 12; in bags and mats 5. Co tier in casks 12; in
bags 2; and bales 3; Cotton in bales 2; and in ccroons
6. Cocoa in casks 10; and in bags 1. Cheese in boxes
20. Indigo in ccroons 11; and incases 15. Pepper
in bags 2. Pimento in bags 3. And Figs in drums
10 per cent.
leakage and breakage. —On spirits 2 per cent.—
Ale, Becrand Porter in bottles 10. Allother Liquors
in bottles 5 percent.
Restrictions. —No goods to be imported in vessels
less than 30 tons burthen. No Beer f Ale and Porter
in casks of less capacity than forty gallons beer mea
sure; or if in bottles, of packages less than six dozen.
So distilled spirits in casks of less capacity than nine
ty gallons, wine measure, except Brandy, which may
be imported in casks in any capacity not less than 15
gallons.
Tonnage duty. —On American vessels and the ves
selsof Denmark, Central America, Netherlands Ham
burg, Bremen, Lubec,Prussia, Sweden, Norway, Old
enbiire, Russia, Austria, Brazil, Hanover, Papal Do
minions, Portusal, Sardinia, English, Mexican and
Texian, from whatever port or place, free; and on
French vessels coming from Martinique and Guada
roupe 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) comingfrorn ports where Ame
rican® are permitted to trade, ninety-four cts. per ton.
On Spanish vessels coming direct from Spain 5 cts.
per ton; froinCuba # 1.67cts. pertonjotherports $ 1
per ton.
RATES OF GOLD.
Rates allowed in the Custom House for Gold Coins,
as per Act of Congress of 1434, fixing the value
thereof.
United .States Eagle, old emission $ 10.66
" " " new ** ••••10.00
England, Guinea 5.0"
" Sovereign 4.44
" Seven Shilling piece. 1.69
France, Double Louis (before 1746) 9.69
" Louis .... 4.44
" Double Louis (since 1766) 9.15
" Louis " 4.57
" Double Napoleon or 40 francs 7.70
" Napoleon or 20 francs 3.45
" Same as the new Louis Guinea 4.65
Frankfort on the Main, Ducat 2.27
Hamburg *' 2.27
Malta, Double Louis .. 9.27
" Louis 4.45
" Demi Louis 2.30
Mexico Doubloon 15.54
Holland, Double Rix Dollar 12.27
" Ri\ Dollar 6 00
'• Ducat 2.20
" Ten Guilder piece 4.00
Portugal, Dobraon 32 76
•• ' Dobra 17.32
•; Johannes 17.00
Spain, Doubloon 1772 16.00
" " since 1772 16.35
" Pistole 3.H1
Columbia, Doubloon 15.35
RATES OF SILVER, &c.
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 States of Germany, Florin 40
Augsburg and Austrian empire, Florin 44£
Venitian kingdom of Lombards and Tuscany, Livre 16
France and Belgium, Franc 18 cts. & 6 mills
Sardinia, Livre 14 cts. 6 mills
Naples, Ducat 40
Sicily, ounce $2.40
British Provinces of Nova Scotia, Canada, &c. $4.00
FOREIGN WEIGHTS
The following table
will be found * we believe, correct:
! A Inn, in Rotterdam, nearly gals. 40
Aliunde, in Portugal, coutams,£a/5.4.3<
Aliunde, in Madeira, do. "•-6S
! Alquiere, in Madeira over peck 1,
1 Aluuicre, in Portugal, pecks, I i to nearly 2
; Alquiere, in <•'<• |
| Aliuiere, in Maranham, -do.
Aiiiniere.in Rio Janeiro and Pernarabuco,. .do. I a 1 '
.tuna, of rice, in Ceylon,... Wit.'lbl)2*s
Arrotia.in Portugal "J' 3 O I
Arroba, in Spain, I
Arroliu, in Spain, (large) ga1.4.246
\rrolia, in Spain, (small) •••■ do. 3.227 j
Arroba, in Malaga, of Wine about do. 4j i
\ rslieen, in Russia, inches *2B |
lialiar.in llatavia, peculs 3u4J
Hale, of ciniiaiuoii, ill Ceylon, net lbs- HO j
Hanli, in Naples •• equals about go/s.ll
Can tar, the Levant, contains 44 okes, lb'. I IS.B
Cantar, in Leghorn, of Oil, //is.SS
Caular, in M alta,
Cantar, in Naples /4.lOhlfM>l
Cantar, in Sicilv .do.USoIWJ
Carro, in Naples, is equal to about bush.all
Car.o,' in Naples, of Wine go//.'2b4
Catty, of Tea, in China is about Z4.IJ
Cayaug, in Batavia Hi.3oSl
Clietwert ill Russia, nearly bush. 6
Faucga, in Spain, bvsh. 1.599
Hectolitre, in France d 0..2.34
Killogramme, in Fr.uice and Netherlands, ..1b5. *2.'21
Last, in Amsterdam,of Grain, bu*n. 85J
Last, in Bremen, of Grain, over do. 80jj
Last, in Cadiz, of Salt, 'do. 76 4-5
Last, in Dant/.ic, of Grain, nearly do. 93
Last, ill Flushing, of Grain, do 92$
Last, in Hamburg, of Grain, do.. 59.6
Last, in Lubec, of Grain, over do. 91
Last, in Portugal, of Salt,.. do. 70
Last, in Rotterdam, of Grain, do. So. 136
Uol, in Sweden, do. 75
Last,in Utrecht, of Grain overdo. 59
Lisnouiid, in Hamburg, IbaAb 5 oz.
Lispouud, in Holland, d 0.16 4ox.
Mark, in Holland, ••• m oz '^
Maud, in Calcutta, /65.75034 I
Mma, in G*noa, of Grain, 6*/i.3.43
Moy, in Lisbon do. 24 I
Moy, in Oporto, do. 3d
Moyo, of Portugal, contains overbus/# 23
Oke, in Smyrna, //>*.2.83
Orna,in Trieste,of Wine, ga/.14.94
Oma of oil do. 17
Pal mo, in Naples, isa littleover inchesiO
Pecul.in Batavia and Madras, /6*.133$
Pecul, in China and Japan, do. 1.13$
Pipe,in Spain, of Wine, gnlta. Ittoulb4
Pood, in Russia is equal to 36 lb*. 2 oz. nearly
Quintal, in Portugal, j/;*.89.U5
Quintal, in Smyrna,
Quintal in • do. 9(>
Quintal, in Turkey, do. Ib7 3 or.
Rottoli,in Portugal, do. I°2 4 or.
Rottoln. ir. Genoa do. 24
Rottolo,in Leghorn *b*.3
Salnm,in Sicily, from 6uA.7.85 t09.77
Schelfel ,in Germany, varies from 1 £ to nearly out*. 3
I Ship-pound, in Hamburg and Denmark,.... lbs.'.ill ■
' Shtp.pound, in Holland 16..36S 4 or.
Staro, in Trieste, bush.'2„
I Talc,in China •••■'," 1 j
Vara,in Rio Janeiro, I, ?/<*• nearly. I
| Vara in Spain, 100 are equal t0y0.9"20 ■
I \V erst, in Russia |
STATE OF MARYLAND.
Tariff of Outlet imputed by the STAMP ACT
on Promissory .Votes. Bills of Exchange, Special
ties, anil other Instruments of IVriting , on and
after May 10. 1845.
On Notes or Instruments of and under One Hundred
Dollars no Stamp is required.
Over #HM> to S 10
• 2OO " 300, 15
<• 300 " 60 25
.< 500 " 1,000 50
• < 1,000 •' 1,500, 75
• • |,500 " 2,000, 1-00
• • 2,000 •' 1-50
.• 3,000 • 4,000, 2.
4,000 ' 5.000,... 250
• 5,000 " 7/100 3.50
•• 7,000 •• 8,000 4-
•• 8,000 " 10,000 ... 5.50
•• 10,000 6- ,
Bills, Notes, &e., unstamped, are no evidences of
debt.
Supplement to the Act imposing Duties on Promts
sory Nates, frc., from and after the ls( day qf
May. 1846.
1 All Deeds and Leases are required to be stamp-
—[ COMMERCE— TRADE STATISTICS.
[ tVhole Number 52$
Ed One Dollar. Hills of Sale, where the amount
conveyed exceeds #2OO and release of mortgage,
One Dollar.
Mortgages,- with or without a covenant for the
payment of the sum intended to be secured, are re
quired to be stamped according to the above scale.
Where a bond or note iVgiVen for lAedebt secitred
by the mortgage, it is not necessary that such mort
gage, arttf the bond or note thereby secured, should
both be Written on'stamped paper.
BALTIMORE AKD OHIO RAILROAD.
TAgIVF Of rates of transportation
ON THE MAIN STEM
BETWEEN BALTIMORE AND CUMBERLAND—
to fome little modification where a whole
car ia engftgedfor a specific article.
per 10016*. per 00 lbs.
Ale in bottles... .cents,3s Hides, cents, 2s
Ale brls. or hlids 25 Hides, green 30
Apples, in brls 35 Hard ware .....25
Ashes, Tot or Pear 1...25 Hollow ware 25
Bacon, in hhds 20 Hoop poles 20
Hark, unground 20 Hops.... ~...35
Hark, ground 25a30 Horn* 35
Heef, fresh 35 Iron, blooms 20
Beef in brls 20 Iron manufactured ....20
Heer or Porter, bottles 35 Iron, pigs' 20
I Beer in brls 25 Iron ore 20
j Beeswax 35 Iron, scrap 20
j Bonnets incases 35 Lard, keg* or casks.. .20
j Boots and Shoes 35 Lead .....20
j Bread .35 Leather 25
Bricks 20 Lemons 35
Butter, fresh 35 Liquors, f0reign......35
Butter, firkins or casks 20 Live stock 25
Cabbages 20 Lumber, generally .. .20
| Candles .35 Mahogany 25
Castings 25 Manure 20
Cedat ware 35 Marble, undressed ...20
Cement 20 Mill Stones 35
Charcoal 35 Molasses 25
Cheese 20a *2 5 Nails and Spikes .... .25
China ware 35 Oil, in bottlesor cases, 35
Chrome ore 20 Oil, in csks 25
Cider, bottles 35 Oranges 35
Cider in brls 25 Oysters 35*
('•gars 35 Paints..., 35
Clover Seed 35 Paper ....35
Coal, see specific. Pipe Clay .....25
Coffee 20 Pitch 20
Copper 35 Plaster—see specific.
Copper ore 20 Pork, fresh 35
Cordage 35 Pork, salted 20
Corn 20 Potatoes, Turnips,&c. 20
Corn brooms 35 Queensware 25
Corn Meal ... 20 Bags 35
Cotton, in bales 25 | Rails & Posts, fencing 20
Drugs and Dyes 25 Raisins 35
Dry Goods 25 j Rice. 25
Earthen & Stoneware 25 j Rosin
Feathers 35 f Salt 20
Fish, fresh 35 Shingles ...20
Fish in brls. 20 Ship stuffs 20
Flax 25 Shot 35
Flax Seed 25 Skins, deer, &c... ...25
Flour, see specific. Slate 25
Fruit, dried 35 Snake root. 35
Furs and Peltry 35 Steel...,. 25
Ginseng . *
Grain, * every kind....20 , Tea 25
Granite *2O Tin plate, bxs 35
Grapes 35 Tin ware 35
Grindstones 25 Tobacco, Aroer., in
Groceries generally.. .25 hhds. or bxs 25
Hats 35 Tobacco, foreign, bales 35
Hay in bales 35 Whiskey,brls.or hhds.2o'
Hcadingand Staves...2o Wines 35
Hemp & Flax.in bales2s i Wool, bales ....35
SPECIFIC RATES.
Live Stock —Horned cattle, horses and hogs, in an
tire car loads, (at owner's risk from suffocation or
escape) at the rate of 30 els. per 100 lbs. through.
Cumberland Coal— per ton, per mile 2 eta
•' 44 from Cumberland to Bait.,pr.tn. #3
** • from Cumb'd to Wash.City, #3.55
14 " from Cumb'd to Dam No. 6, £0.75'
Plaster Paris, per ton. per mile ...2cts
FLOUR—
From Cumberland to Baltimore, 50centsperbrl l
Patterson'sCrk. 44 " 50 44 44
Green Sp'g Run 44 " 511 44 M
Little Cucapon 44 " 50 •• 44
(treat Cucapon " 44 60 44 '
Hancock 11 44 38 44 44
Licking Creek 44 " 38 " 44
North Mountain" " 38 " "
Hedgesville 44 44 33 44 44
Martinsburg 44 44 31 44 44
Flagg's Mill 44 " 30 " 44
Kerneysville 41 " 28 " 44
Outfield's 4 4 44 27 44 44
Harpers' Ferry 41 44 25 44 4r
Weverton 11 44 24} 4i 4r
Kuoxville 11 44 241 •• 44
Berlin 44 44 23} 44 4 *
Catoctin 44 44 22 44 44
Point of Rocks 44 44 21} 44 4#
Frederick 44 44 )
Doup's Switch 44 44 j
Davis'Switch 44 44 I
Buckeystown 44 44 L 20 44 44
Monocacv " 44 ,
Reel's Mill 44 44
ljamsville 4 4 4 4
Monrovia 4 4 4 4 J
Mount Airy 4 4 44 16} 44 44
Woodbine 4 4 4 4 15} 44 4
Hood's Mill 4 4 44 14 44
Sykesville 44 44 121 44 44
Marriottsville 4 4 44 12} 44 44
Woodstock 44 44 12} 44 44
Elvsvillc 44 44 12} 44 44
Silicon's Mills 44 4 - 9 44 44
llchestcr 4 4 4 4 8 44 44
* Wheal and all other Grain, 20 eta. per 100 lbs.
RATES OF FREIGHT FOR 1948. ON THE
PENNSYLVANIA CANAL & RAIL ROAD
From Pittsburgh, to Philailelphia and Baltimore.
Apples anil green fruit per 100 1i5.....75 ell.
Allies. Pol and Pearl 11
Karon and Hutter... .70 "
Beef, salted 621 "
Bale rope and Bagging 56 **
Beeswax 26 "
Brisilcs 25 •
Brooms 81.76 **
Boiler 20 ••
Cheese 26 ••
Corn ...75 '*
Cotton .... 83 "
Chilled Rollers 75 *♦
l-rngsand Medicines....... .1.25 "
Dry Goods IAW •*
Dried Fruit 76 "
Flour per 6r1..1.00 M
Furs and Peltries per 100 1b5. .1.00 '•
Feathers - .....1-00 ••
Furniture ....1.00 "
Glassware 76 M
Glass, Window per b0x....1b "
Ginseng per lOOlfta... .76 "
Groceries "
Hardware ... .75 "
Hops .76 "
Hemp -
Hides (raw 75cts., dry 81) .1.26 "
Leather ..80 "
Lead ...... 60 "
Lard and Lard Oil •••••••••..70 "
Oil, Castor ••
Oili, (ex. Lard and Castor) .85 "
Pork psafcrl. .1.50 "
Rags pisr 106 <6s 76 "
Ropes and Cordage 1.36 *•
Seeds 76 -
Skins, Deer and Buffalo 76 "
Specie .... .6.00 "
Tallow 10 "
Tobacco Leaf................ .. ...76 "
Wheat 76 "
Wool l.OO •
Whiskey per M...1.50 "

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