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Statement of the amount of Coinage al the Mint of the United States, in the several denominations

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6,196 3,609 24,867

7,451 11,622 26,006 53,176 33,506 30,475 33,183 64,093 84,093 55,578 33,875 100,287 99,581 58,087 95,428 15,454

635

2,612

423 3,327 1,781 1,616 6,812 2,710

14,093 12,791 33,455 25,414 37,587 55,260 70,878 42,908 43,597 34,964 65,709 90,905 58,258 33,875 100,287 99,581 58,087 95,428 15,454

635

102,727 50 103,422 50 205,610 00 213,285 00 317,760 00 422,570 00 423,310 00 258,377 50 258,642 50 170,367 50 324,505 00 437,495 00 284,665 00 169,375 00 501,435 00 497,905 00 290,435 00 477,140 00 77,270 00 3,175 00

30,289 29,890 31,715 156,519 211,722

839,576 1,051,576 1,368,600 1,405,810 1,276,276 1,203,644 1,628,059 1,241,903 1,039,075

1793 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799 1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 1806 1807 1808 1809 1810 1811 1812 1813 1814 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847

48,588

48,588 242,940 00 51,723

51,723 258,615 00 263,806

263,806 1,319,030 00 34,641 6,448 41,089 189,325 00 17,796

17,796 88,980 00 14,485

14,485 72,425 00 17,340 2,600 19,940 93,200 00 29,060 4,434 33,494 156,385 00 18,069 760 18,829 92,245 00 24,913 2,800 27,713 131,565 00 28,029

28,029 140,145 00 57,442 3,403 60,845 95,717 50 126,351 4,540 130,891 643,105 00 140,594 4,520 145,114

714,270 00 157,487 4,400

161,887 798,435 00 193,630 4,160 197,790 978,550 00 732,169 117,370 849,539 3,954,270 00 371,534 131,402 502,936 2,186,175 00 553,147 547,986 1,101,133 4,135,700 00

207,121 45,080 252,201 | 1,148,305 00 7,200 286,588 47,030 340,818 1,622,515 00 38,248 118,143 27,021 183,412 | 1,040,747 50 47,338 137,382 18,859 203,579 1,207,437 50 63,131 15,833

78,964 710,475 00 81,507 27,578 2,823 111,908 960,017 50 75,462 611,205 100,546 787,213 4,062,010 00

6,361 340,370 6,784 353,515 | 1,782,420 00 26,153 417,099 91,051 534,303 2,574,652 50 20,095 395,942 21,598 437,635 2,234,655 00 862,264 919,781 29,814 1,811,859 13,296,080 00

47,150 1,215,567 1,960,322 2,208,000

751,122 1,305,797 1,559,573 1,694,200 3,504,954 2,943,166 4,004,189 5,493,400 3,075,200 3,712,156 4,764,800 5,873,660 4,797,000 5,206,000 6,412,004 5,352,006 6,546,200 3,629,820 3,546,000 3,334,561 1,435,008

310,000 2,012,764 3,844,000 1,766,000

589,000 2,210,000 1,156,000

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Totals 1,360,351 7,203,755 1,247,626 9,811,732 52,741,350 00 2,320,390 108,101,326

of Coin, from the commencement of its operations, until the 31st of December, 1847, inclusive.

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1,090,180
1,004,558

979,700

916,752 3,033,705 1,362,837 3,449,466 2,569,253 1,812,150 1,755,580

704,000 1,203,221 1,509,000 1,377,439 1,673,500

281,165 1,075,500 418,000 357,830

115,097 79,077 50

77,816 12,591 45 355,086 330,291 00 423,515 423,515 00 266,680 224,296 00 153,293 74,758 00

95,525 58,343 00 168,669 87,118 00 191,092 100,340 50

469,817 149,388 50 1,045,700 471,319 00 1,437,219 597,448 75 1,368,600 684,300 00 1,450,520 707,376 00 1,22,631 638,773 50 1,268,824 608,340 00 1,628,059 814,029 50 1,241,903 620,951 50 1,460,575 561,687 50

69,232 17,308 00

67,153 28,575 75 1,215,567 607,783 50 2,321,496 1,070,454 50 2,352,000 1,140,000 00 1,821,153 501,680 70 2,709,160 825,762 45 1,723,653 805,806 50 2,152,000 895,550 00 3,504,954 1,752,477 00 3,621,166 1,564,583 00 4,004,180 2,002,090 00 6,712,400 2,869,200 00 3,302,200 1,575,600 00 5,712,156 1,994,578 00 6,514,800 2,495,400 00 8,285,710 3,175,600 00 6,604,500 2,579,000 00 7,217,000 2,759,000 00 8,813,004 3,415,002 00 11,474,006 3,443,003 00 10,109,200 3,606,100 00 7,200,220 2,096,010 00 8,625,500 2,293,000 00 5,948,272 1,949,136 00 4,386,805 1,028,603 00 3,375,500 577,750 00 4,957,882 1,442,500 00 7,189,700 2,443,750 00 2,709,700 1,037,050 00 4,854,500 803,200 00 2,888,900 1,347,590 00 3,549,750 990,450 00

2,820,982
3,948,400
3,167,000
2,671,000
4,407,550

389,000
2,072,339

Dolls. Cts. Pieces. Dolls. Cts.

1793 11,373 00 1,834,420 453,541 80 1794

1795 10,324 40 1,219,370 192,129 40 1796 9,510 34 1,095,165 125,524 29 1797 9,797 00 1,368,241 545,698 00 1798 9,106 68 1,365,681 645,906 68 1799 29,279 40 3,337,972 571,335 40

1800 13,628 37 1,571,390 610,956 37 1801 34,422 83 3,615,869 516,075 83 1802 25,203 03

2,780,830 370,698 53 1803 12,844 94 2,046,839 371,827 94 1804 13,483 48 2,260,361 333,239 48 1805 5,260 00 1,815,409 801,084 00

1806 9,652 21 2,731,345 1,044,595 96 1807 13,090 00 2,935,888 982,055 00 1808

8,001 53 2,861,834 884,752 53 1809 15,660 00 3,056,418 1,155,868 50 1810

2,495 95 1,649,570 1,108,740 95 1811 10,755 00 2,761,646 1,115,219 50 1812 4,180 00 1,755,331 1,102,271 50 1813 3,578 30 1,833,859 642,535 80 1814

69,867 20,483 00 1815 28,209 82 2,888,135 56,785 57 1816 39,484 00 5,163,967 647,267 50 1817 31,670 00 5,537,084 1,345,064 50 | 1818 26,710 00 5,074,723 1,425,325 00

1819 44,075 50 6,492,509 1,864,786 20

1820 3,890 00 3,139,249 1,018,977 45 1821 20,723 39 3,813,788 915,509 89 1822

2,166,485 967,975 00 1823 12,620 00 4,786,894 1,858,297 00 1824 14,926 00 5,178,760 1,735,894 00 1825 16,344 25 5,774,434 2,110,679 25 1826 23,577 32 9,097,845 3,024,342 32 1827 25,636 24 6,196,853 1,741,381 24 1828 16,580 00 7,674,501 2,306,875 50 1829 17,115 00 8,357,191 3,155,620 00

1830 33,603 60 11,792,284 3,923,473 60

1831 23,620 00 9,128,387 3,401,055 00

1832 28, 160 00 10,307,790 3,765,710 00

1833 19,151 00 11,637,643 7,388,423 00 1834 39,489 00 15,996,342 5,668,667 00 1835 23,100 00 13,719,333 7,764,900 00 1836 55,583 00 13,010,721 3,299,898 00 1837 63,702 00 15,336,518 3,979,217 00 1838 31,286 61 9,260,345 3,021,170 11 1839 24,627 00 7,053,084 2,260,667 50 1840 15,973 67 5,051,831 1,304,198 67 1841 23,833 90 7,483,180 2,426,351 40 1842 24,283 20 10,405,233 6,530,043 20 1843 23,977 52 5,460,967 2,843,447 52

1844 38,948 04 9,283,607 3,416,800 54 1845 41,208 00 7,447,335 3,623,443 00

1846 61,836 69 11,545,278 14,348,366 69 1847

1,262,000 1,524,100 1,751,425 2,357,732 2,866,624 1,901,500 1,711,500 3,361,460 2,362,000 2,893,000 1,975,100 4,019,400 2,509,000 5,558,300 6,370,200 3,128,661 2,462,700 1,597,367 2,383,390 2,428,320 2,397,752 3,894,804 4,120,800 6,183,669

171,138,391 62,748,211 90 118,279,478 1,145,591 21 299,229,601 116,635,153 11

Statement of the annual amounts of Deposits of Gold, for Coinage, at the Mint of the United States and its Branches, from Mines in the United States.

DEPOSITED AT THE BRANCH MINTS.

MINTS AND
BRANCHES.

posits of

Total at
Various the United
sources. States

mint.

anch Branch Branch

Total de

Total at
mint at mint at mint at

the branch
Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Or-

United

mints. N. C. Georgia.

leans.

States gold.

$1,000

$5,000
17,000
20,000
21,000
46,000
140,000
466,000
520,000
678,000
868,000
898,000
698,500
467,000
282,000
171,700 $127,000 $135,700
138,500 126,836 113,035
176,766 124,726 121,858
248,478 129,847 161,974
273,587 174,508 323,372
180,728 272,064 570,080
295,022 167,348 479,794
489,382

498,632
466,069 196,381 455,149
183,409 344,054 352,366

12,000

$5,000
17,000
20,000
21,000
46,000
140,000
466,000
520,000
678,000
868,000
898,000
698,500
467,000
282,000
435,100
385,240
626,185
542,117

777,097
1,045,445

967,200
1,008,327
1,139,357

889,085

200

415
2,377
4,328

$700
6,869
2,835
1,818
5,630
22,573
25,036
20,313
21,758
9,256

$263,400
246,740
249,419
293,639
503,510
864,717
672,178
518,945
673,288
705,676

DEPOSITED AT THE UNITED STATES MINT.

Pe-
riods.

Virginia.

North South
Carolina. Carolina.

Tennes

see.

Georgia.

Ala-
bama.

1824
1825
1826
1827
1828
1829 $2,500
1830

24,000
1831

26,000
1832 34,000
1833 104,000
1834 62,000
1835 60,400
1836 62,000
1837

52,100
1838

55,000
1839 57,600
1840 38,995
1841 25,736
1842 42,163
1843 48,148
1844 40,595
1845 86,783
1846 65,538
1847 67,736

$5,000
17,000
20,000
21,000
46,000
134,000 $3,500
204,000 26,000 $212,000
294,000 22,000 176,000 $1,000
458,000 45,000 140,000 1,000
475,000 66,000 216,000 7,000
380,000 38,000 415,000 3,000
263,500 42,400 319,900 100
148,100 55,200 201,400 300
116,900 29,400 83,600
66,000 13,000 36,000 1,500
53,500 6,300 20,300 300
36,804 5,319 91,113 104
76,431 3,440 139,796 1,212
61,629 223 150,276
62,873 5,099 56,619 2,789
194,917 11,856 30,739 2,240
365,886
5,386

17,325 3,202
286,105 | 100,641 13,601 2,642
99,491 1,102 10,547 2,511

$500
4,431
1,863
5,579
4,786
12,298
6,472
7,542
2,022

13,717

945,294 3,886,136 | 479,866 2,330,246 28,899

1960 116,788

45,493 34,237 7,750,141 1,662,764 3,211,960 116,788 4,991,512 12,741,653

Recapitulation of the amount of Coinage at the Mint of the United States and its Branches,

from the commencement of operations to December 31, 1847.

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(For the very interesting facts contained in the following statements, we are mainly indebted to the statistical articles of Col. Childs, the editor of the Commercial list, who has devoted himself with unusual perseverance and ability to the collection of valuable information on these and kindred subjects. It gives us pleasure to mention that he has in preparation, (nearly completed,) a set of tables exhibiting the exports of grain from the United States, with the prices for every month since the year 1785.]

THE COAL TRADE OF PENNSYLVANIA is attracting, more and more, the attention of the country. No thinking person can contemplate its progress without being deeply impressed with the importance, to our Union, of the state in which such vast resources of fuel are found.

If the importance of the coal trade is inconceivably great, its progress has been astonishing. Anthracite coal was first used as fuel (on tide water) in 1820, and the total supply then sent to market, was 365 tons !—a quantity smaller than that now annually consumed by hundreds of single establishments. We now find a single Iron Manufacturing company consuming 60,000 tons of anthracite, and 100,000 bushels of bituminous coals annually.

From being regarded as a doubtful article of combustion, anthracite coal has come to be largely used for domestic purposes, for the production of steam in manufacturing establishments, for propelling steamboats and railroad locomotives, and more recently for the manufacture of iron, for which purpose it is employed on an immense scale. In 1840, there were no anthracite furnaces in full and successful operation. There are now forty furnaces in blast, many of them of the largest class.-Within the last three years eighteen rolling mills have been erected, which consume hundreds of thousands of tons of coal annually. This branch of business, so important in a national view, is destined to increase rapidly, as the demand for railroad iron increases in almost every section of our country. It is only by collecting details and uniting them, that the extent and importance of the coal trade are made apparent. It has already more than trebled the coasting trade of Philadelphia, and pays annually a freight on the shipments coastwise from this port, of more than a million of dollars. If this trade is of such importance in this period of its comparative infancy, what will it be in its full growth?

About the year 1837, a report was made to the government, by MAJ. BACHE, of the Topographical Engineers, on the subject of an artificial harbor or breakwater at Cape May, in which he states, that the INSURABLE INTEREST CREATED 1821,

1834,

1837,

1829,

BY THE COAL TRADE PASSING AROUND CAPE MAY ALONE, ALREADY AMOUNTS TO MORE THAN TWENTY-TWO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS PER ANNUM, estimating merely the vessels in ballast coming afier it, and the value of the vessel and cargo carrying it to the various ports at which it is wanted. Many of these vessels bring us supplies from the ports they come from, at merely a nominal freight, instead of ballast, plaster, fish, lumber, salt and other articles required for consumption in the interior, which add materially to the resources of the canals and railroads.

In England, coal appears to have been first used as fuel, about the close of the 12th century. In 1239, Henry III. granted a charter to the burgesses of Newcastle to dig for coal, which is the first legal mention of the article on record. As early as 1140, we find among the Leges Burgorum, an enactment giving special privileges to the inbringers of fuel, which is described as being "wood, turves and peats.” The English coal trade, which now amounts to forty milJions of tons annually, may indicate to us something of what we have reason to predict in our future career.

The following table shows the imports of foreign coal into the United States, from 1821 to 1846 inclusive :Years. Foreign coal. Years.

Foreign coal. 22,122

71,626
1822,

31,523
1835,

49,969
1823,

30,433
1836,

108,432
1824,
7,228

153,450
1825,

25,645
1838,

129,083
1826,

35,665
1839,

181,551
1827,

40,257
1840,

162,867
1828,

32,302
1841,

155,394
45,393
1842,

141,526
1830,

58,136
1843,

41,163
36,509
1844,

87,073
1832,

72,978
1845,

85,771
1833,

92,432
1846,

156,853 The canals and railroads leading to the coal mines of Pennsylvania, have cost $26,720,000.

If to these we add the Delaware and Hudson Canal, 108 miles long, and rail road 24 miles, at a cost of $3,250,000, and the Morris Canal 182 miles long, constructed to carry coal to New York at a cost of $4,000,000, we have the sun total of the means of transportation at the cost of $34,970,000—and the total length of canals, 417 miles, and railroads, 473 miles.

The coal trade gives employment to a very great number of persons. Indeed, nearly all the cost of the article is the result of labor. In its locality it is worth only from 25 to 50 cents per ton; averaging 35 cents per ton. But in all the operations connected with mining and transportation, a vast amount of labor is employed. We must take into account, not only the miners, and the boatmen and brakemen on the canals and railroads, and the hands on board the transporting vessels, and the cartmen at the places of delivery, but also the thousands einployed in inaking the necessary railroads and canals, the locomotives, and stationary engines, the boats, &c. &c.

If we divide the twenty-seven years that have elapsed since anthracite coal was first brought into use, into three periods of nine years each, it will be seen that the total supply from all the mines in the first period, ending with the close of 1828, was

239,845 tons. Second period, ending in 1837,

3,829,829 Third period, ending with 1846,

11,549,061 Showing the annual average receipts for the first nine

years to have been Second period,

454,534 1,283,229"

1831,

26,648 "

Third period,

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