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ORIGINAL PAPERS,

Page East India and the Opium Trade, by Francis Wharton, Esq............................ “; A General Bankrupt Law, by J. Van Cott, Esq................. - - - ... 22 Turkey, Egypt, and Mehemet Ali, by E. W. Stoughton, Esq..... 35 The Coal Business of the United States, by J. Blunt, Esq....... 63 Imprisonment for Debt............................................. ... 72 -American Steam Navigation, by James H. Lanman, Esq................................ , 105 Commerce and Commercial Character, by Philip Hone, Esq.......................... ... 129 Governmental History of the United States, from the earliest settlement, to the adoption of the constitution, by Henry Sherman, Esq..................... ** * * * * * * * * * * - #; - ... 15

Origin and Nature of Fire Insurance, by George W. Savage, Esq.
Annual Report of the Mercantile Library Association..................
The American Cotton Trade, by James H. Lanman, Esq.....
Free Trade, by S. G. Arnold, Esq.................... --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ................... 227-
Origin and Nature of Fire Insurance, (con. from p. 159,) by Geo. W. Savage, Esq., 238
Banks, Banking, and Paper Currencies............................ ......... 245
The English East India Company, by Francis Brinley, Esq.. - - - - -
The Currency, by George Wood, Esq........................................................ 317
Weights and Measures—Comparison of the Weights and Measures of the United
States, and several countries with which they have commercial intercourse, by

D. J. Browne, Esq................................................................ .............. 333 Commerce and Resources of New Hampshire, by Jacob B. Moore, Esq.............. 346 British Navigation Act, by Rev. Charles W. Upham.............. - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 393

The Social Influence of Trade, and the Dangers and Duties of the Mercantile
Classes, by Rev. G. W. Burnap........................ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Remarks on Free Trade, by Horace Greely, Esq..... ... 425
Coins, Weights, and Measures—Proposed #: e in Weights, Measures, and Moneys
in Great Britain and the United States, by D. J. Browne, Esq........................
Liability of Insurers to pay Contributions, by Zebedee Cook, Jr., Esq.. ... 440
Profits of Marine Insurance, by Joseph Balch, Esq..................* - - - - - - - - - - -- 444

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Merchants of the Time of Queen Elizabeth, by T. W. Tucker, És............ : 490 Duties on Imports considered, by Professor George W. Tucker, L.L.D., of the University of Virginia...... -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ................................. 506

Plan of a National Bank, by W. S. Wetmore......... -------- -Imprisonment for Debt, by Constance Freeman Daniels, Esq........................... 538 LAWS RELATIVE TO DEBTOR AND CREDITOR.

New York–Process—Provisions—Property Exempt from Execution—Jail Limits —False Pretences—Deeds—Wills—Statute of Limitations—Foreign Attachments—Courts—Bills of Exchange—Insolvency—Mortgages and Assignments No." ent and Execution, by James H. Lanman, Esq., counsellor at law, ew York............... ** -- . . . . * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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New Jersey—The Mode of Proceeding in New Jersey for the Recovery of Debts and Demands against Absconding and Absent, or 3. Debtors—Process—The Manner in which the Writ is Executed by the Officers—The Mode of Proceeding to Recover the Personal Estate of the Debtor and his Effects, in the Hands of a Third Person—When the Goods Attached by the Sheriff are Claimed by any Person—Action of the Court on the Return of the Writ—Duty of the Auditors—Rights and Obligations of the Creditors–Proceedings before Justices, by John Chetwood, Esq., attorney and counsellor at law, Newark, N.J. 253 PENNsylvania—The Case of Judgments obtained in other States, &c.—Promissory Notes—Bills of Exchange—Book Accounts, etc., to which there is no Defence— Cases in which the Liability is not contested, by P. P. Morris, Esq., of the Philadelphia Bar.................................................................................. Massachusetts—Attachment—Imprisonment for Debt—Discharge of the Debtor —Poor Debtor's Oath—Effect of the Oath—Charges of Fraud—Trustee Process and Foreign Attachment—Insolvent Law—Kinds of Insolvency—Effect of Petition—Choice of Assignee—Duty of Assignee—Debts Provable—Meetings of Creditors—Secured Debts—Preferred Creditors—Effect of Discharge—Objection to Discharge—Debts for Labor Privileged—Promissory Notes, by A. C. Spooner, Esq., counsellor at law, Boston, Mass....................... --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 549

MERCANTILE BIOGRAPHY.

Life of Stephen Girard, by James H. Lanman, Esq........................................ 359 The Rothschilds, by Louis Harper, L.L.D.................. ... 544 Isaac de Buirette and his sons, by Louis Harper, L.L.D...... ... 546

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MERCANTILE LAW DEPARTMENT.

REpoRTs, DECISIONs, Etc. Action on a Guarantee—Action for Freight............................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -81, 82 Illegality of Factors Pledging Notes for Goods sold by them,........................... 82 Factors Selling Goods to Resund themselves for the Duties they Paid—Common

Carriers...................................................................... ---- - - - - - - - - - Chattel Mortgages—Decision of the Court of Errors. ... 173 Imprisonment for Debt in New Hampshire, ............. ... 174 Law of Pennsylvania Commissioning Brokers......... Imprisonment for Debt—Tarift—Woollen Goods............

Liability of Tenants in Case of Fire—Collision—Bottomry........ 266 English Law of Wrecks—Salvage Services—Action for Freight 267 268

Legal Rate of Interest in the Different States and Territories..... -----

Punishment for Usury in the Different States and Territories........................... 268

Statute Laws Relating to Vessels—Registered Vessels—Of the Transfer of Vessels —Enrolled Vessels—Coasting Trade–Vessels Engaged in the Fisheries, 372, 374,374

Procuring Goods by False Pretences........................................................... 376 Decisions in the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts—Trustee Law—Promissory Note—Assignment........ ................................. 454

Decisions in the United States Court. Sivage Service. ... 457 Promissory Note Endorsements........................................................... ..... 458 BOOK TRADE.

Entz's Exchange and Trade between England and the United States................ 84 Lives of the most eminent French Writers......... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --------------- -

Cooper's Mercedes of Castile, or the Voyage to Cathay......... 85 Armstrong's Notices of the War of 1812........................ 85 Anti-Bacchus, or the Evils of Intoxicating Drinks.. 85 Combe's Lectures on Phrenology......................... 86 Mitchill's Geographical Works........... . 86 Sacred Melodies, or Hymns for Youth..... 86 Goodrich's Token, and Atlantic Souvenir..................... 87 Sears' Two Hundred Pictorial Illustrations of the Bible... 87 Bryant's Selections from the American Poets........ . 87 Campbell's Centennial Address at Cherry Valley. o

Coutes’ Physiology for Schools........................
Halleck’s Selections from the British Poets................. -------------
Heroines of Sacred History—Young Ladies' Companion.................................. 88

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