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SOUTH AND WEST.
A MONTHLY JOURNAL
TERNAL IMPROVEMENTS AND GENERAL LITERATURE.
J. D. B. DE BOW,
OF LOUISIANA, NEW ORLEANS.
VOLUME VII.---NEW SERIES, VOLUME I.
PUBLISHED BY WELD & CO., 68 CAMP STREET,
NEW ORLEANS CUAMBER OF COMMERCE, MAY 14, 1816. Be il Resolved, that this Chamber highly approves of the Commercial Rerier, a periodical esialilished in ibis city by J. D. B. De Bow, Esq., and recommends it to the patronage of the commercial community. Charles Briggs, Secretary.
SAMUEL J. PETERS, President.
CUARLESTON MERCANTILE LIBRARY SOCIETY, FEB. 1847. In exercise of the power given them by the Constitution, the Board have unanimously elected as Honorary Members, Freeman Hunt and J. D. B.De Bow, Esqrs. These gentlemen are entiiled to wide and honorable distinction. The former in originaling the Merchant's Magazine, the first successiul altempt of its kind in ile United States, sustained and conducted as it has been liy marked ability. The latter one of our own citizens, in the laudable spirit which prompted the establishment of the Commercial Review of the South and West, and the masterly pen which he has wielded in elucidation of the coinmercial interests of the South, have richly earned our most grateful acknowledgments.
A. O. ANDREWS, President.
CHARLESTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, OCT. 26, 1946. On motion of Col. JAMES GADSDEN,
Resulred, That the Commercial Review, edited in New Orleans hy our fellow citizen. J. D. B, De Bow, Esq., is a work well calculated to exercise a most favorable influence on the commercial interests of the South and West.
Resolred, That the zeal and talent with which it has been commenced, and the ahle articles which have appeared in its pages (as foreshadowing on the future the promises of the past), strongly recommend the Rerier to the patronage of the Southern community, and that the Chamber of Commerce of Charleston feel gratified at the opportunity of presenting to ibe public this testimony in its favor.
W. B. HERIOT, Secretary.
CINCINNATI MERCANTILE LIBRARY SOCIETY, JAN., 18-19. Resolved, As the sense of the Mercantile Library Association of Cincinnati, ibat De Bor's Commerciul Review of the South and West supplies an important desideraium in the mercantile literalure of his great western valley; that tlic comprehensive views and practical attainments of Profissor De Bow are special qualifications for conducting ruch a periodical, and that this Association very cordially recommend ihe Commercial Review to general favor, and the special patronage of our inercantile community.
HUNT'S MERCHANTS' MAGAZINE, NEW YORK. De Box's Commercial Reriew for May contains much valuable matter of a Commercial and Miscellaneous character. It has reacheil its seventeenth num!?r, which is, in our opinion, the best of the series. Success to our namesake. The paper which has interested us most, is that euiiiled . Commerce and Agriculture Sulijects of University Instruction,” from the pen of The accomplished editor of the Review, in which he submits the plan of a Professorship of Public Econom;, Commerce and Statistics, for our Colleges and Universities. The plan has our hearty approval, and will, we trust, ere long, he adopted by some of our higher institutions. The article on - Charleston and its Resources," we shall endeavor to tind roon for in a future number of this Magazine.
HF GENERAL INDEX L
ry DE BOW'S COMMERCIAL REVIEW.
VOLUME VII.--- NEW SERIES, VOLUME I.
ARTICLES. Intercommunication between the Atlantic and Pacifie oceans. By the EDITOR,
1 Mississippi. By D. C. GLENN, of Mississippi,
38 Communication between New York and New Orleans. By G. R. FAIRBANKS, of Florida, Lotton. By HAMILTON SMITH, of Kentucky,
48 The Mississippi Swamp. By Rev. Mr. PRICE, of Louisiana,
53 sugar, etc. By Prof. M'CULLOH, of Philadelphia,
56 True Sceret of American Wine Making. By SixEY WELLER, J. D., of North Carolina, 59 Slavery in the New Territories, Ilow shall Cotton maintain remunerating prices? By MILES H. M'GENEE, of Mississippi, 73 • The Waters and Valley of the Mississippi. By ALBERT STEIN, of Mobile, Alabama,
111 Usury Laws and the Value of Money. By
of St. Louis,
123 Southern and Western Manufactures. By ILAMILTON SMITH, of Kentucky,
128 ** The North and the South. By Elwood FISHER, of Cincinnati,
191, 262, 304 Agricultural and Physical Capabilities of South Carolina. By Hon. WHITMARSH SEADROOK, of South Carolina,
145 Production of Breulstuffs in United States. By LEWIS C. Beck, M. D.,
151 The State of Alabama. By
1636 Kentucky. By the EDITOR,
191 Negro Slavery at the South. By SOLON ROBINSON, of Indiana,
206, 379 The Commercial Age. By the EDITOR,
225 Sugar. From M. D'GRAND,
2410 Indiana. By HAMILTOX SMITII, of Kentucky,
240 Lake Trade. By the EDITOR,
279 • Florida.
207 Vegro Slavery at the South. ITAMYOND'S LETTERS. No. 1,
289 - Education for Practical Life. By Col. F. W. CAPERS, of Military Institute, Kentucky,
317 Early Discoveries of the Mississippi. By R. GREENHOW, Washington, D. C.,
319 Dykes and Levees of Holland and Louisians. By Gov. A. B. ROMAN, of Louisiana,
322 Communication between New York and New Orleans, By C., Savannah, Georgia,
333 Direct Rail Road Route from New York to New Orleans. By C. M. EMMERSON, Esq., of New Orleans,
338 Public Improvements of Charleston, S. Carolina By Edwix IIERIOT, Esq., of Charleston, 339, 399 Progress of Cotton Manufactures in United States,
31S Days of Grace on Sight Bills of Exchange. By R. II. MARR, of New Orleans,
356 The Sugar Cane. By M. PATEX, Paris,
389 The Mississippi Valley-Water-Meter. By ALBERT STEIN, of Mobile, Alabama,
390 System of Internal Improvements for the West. By M. Tarver, of St. Louis,
403 Duty of Cotten Planters. By M. W. PHILLIPS, of Mississippi,
410 The Past and the Present of New Orleans,
412 Progress of the Republic. By the EDITOR,
Manufacture of Cotton by its Producers. By S. R. COCKRILL, Tennessce,
ALPIIABETICAL INDEX SUBJECTS.
Charleston, factories, 398.
railroad and steamboata, 400.
crop, 1819, 420.
Coffee trade, New Orleans, 434.
in Carolina, 435.
in Alabama, 456.
profits of planters, 437.
analysis of plant, &c., 439.
Cannelton, Indiana. 454.
Cotton factories, statistics of southern, 456.
Connecticut, early history, 409.
Cuba and the Cuba question, 538.
Cuba, resources of, 541.
Canadas, resources of, 542.
Cincinnati traile and statistics, 552.
Charleston and Savannah, 558.
Common carriers, 560.
Cotton crop of 1848-9, 565.
Drugs, adulteration of, 83.
Delta of the Mississippi, 105.
Discoveries of the Mississippi, 319.
Dykes and levees of Holland and Louisiana,
Dutch enterprise, 325.
Editorial notes, &c., 100.
Emancipation, etc., of slavery, 217.
Erie, lake, commerce of, 282.
Everglades of Florida, 297.
Emancipation in West Indies, 314.
Education for practical life, 317.
Exchange, bills of, 336.
Editorial notes, etc., 569.
Florida, coasts and keys. 96.
Flour, analysis of, &c., 156.
Frankfort, Kentucky, 203.
Factory operatives, 224.
Fisherman story, 274.
coasts and wrecks, 304.
Fisheries of Florida, 303.
Factories of the North, 307.
Free and slave territory, 313.
Flour exports, 1810-'45, 369.
Greenhow's history Louisiana, 320.
Georgia railroads, 335.
Georgia factories, 454.
Gulf of Mexico, its commercial advantages, 510.
Great Britain, railways of, 5:23.
llammond's letters on slavery, 289.
Mobile trade, 416.
in Africa, 209.
if capable of high civilization, 211.
compared with factory laborers, 380.
treatment in the South, 381,
early improvements, trade, &c.,
minute statistics of, 424.
History of Louisiana, &c., 320.
emigration to, 247.
manufacturing facilities, 259.
in the west. 403.
soil and minerals, 192.
education and slavery, 205.
resources and wealth of, 40.
and New Orleans compared, 269.
situation and advantages of, 269.
Population United States, progress of, 3.
West Indies, 169.
Railroads across the isthmus, 15.
to Mazatlan, 17.
in Alabaina, 10.
to Pacific, 410.