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tion of the federal government to the present time, and the present extent of the public domain, are shown. The connected description of the three great “Water-Works” in the country will be found interesting and convenient, and valuable for reference. The tabular view of all the railroads in this country is continued from the last volume; and the comparative view of the debts, property, and general financial condition of all the States, has been corrected with great care from the latest official returns. The titles of the public laws and joint resolutions are given as last year. The abstracts of the laws have been carefully prepared, and made more full than formerly. They are now sufficiently full for all but professional use. The information concerning the individual States is as full as in former years. Should any one note inaccuracies or deficiencies therein, he is urgently asked to correct them. The European part of the work has been thoroughly revised, and is believed to be accurate. The account of the population of the several dependencies of Austria, and the movements therein, is made interesting from the recent position of that government. The Chronicle of Events and the Obituary notices are more extended than in former years.

The thanks of the Editor are particularly due to the heads of Departments at Washington, and to his many contributors and correspondents, to whom the work is indebted for a great part of its value. A continuance of their favors is respectfully solicited. A work embracing such a multitude of facts must necessarily contain some errors; persons who detect any are earnestly requested to communicate them to the Editor. It is particularly desirable that these communications should not be anonymous. It is frequently a source of regret to the Editor that he cannot suitably acknowl. edge the valuable hints and assistance of anonymous correspondents. It is a matter of some public interest, that a periodical which circulates so widely, both in Europe and America, and which is so universally trusted as a manual for reference, should be rendered as accurate as possible; and this end can be obtained only by the coöperation of many individuals. Communications should be addressed to the “ Editor of the American Almanac," Boston.

Boston, Mass., Sept. 30, 1849.

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PART II.

UNITED STATES.

... 118

.... 102

1. Election of President and Vice Presi-
dent,..

97

Popular Vote in 1832, '36, '40,244,.. 98

2. List of Presidents,

99

3. Executive Government,

99

Officers in the Departments,

100

Postmasters in the Chief Cities,

Collectors of Customs,

105

Naval Officers,

106

Registers, Receivers, &c., in Land

Office,..

107

Indian Superintendents, &c.,. 08

Army Pension Agents,.

109

Navy Pension Agents,

110

4. Army List,

... 110

Officers of Corps and Regiments,.. 110

Military Geographical Divisions, 112

Military Geographical Departments, 112

Arsenals,

113

Military Posts,

113

Pay of Army Officers, . ............. 115

Militia Force of the United States, . 116

5. Navy List,

116

Pay of the Navy,

Vessels of War of the Navy,

118

Force of English and French Navies, 120

6. The Marine Corps,

120

7. The Judiciary,

120

Circuit Courts,

120

Supreme Court, .......

122

District Courts,

122, 124

8. Intercourse with Foreign Nations, 126

Ministers in Foreign countries, 126

Consuls in Foreign Countries,

127

Foreign Ministers in the U. States,.. 130

Foreign Consuls in the United States, 131

9. Titles and Abstracts of Public Laws, 136

10. Public Resolutions,...

149

11. Post-office Department,

150

Mail Service for 1843,.

151

Number of Post-offices, &c., ........ 152

Revenue, &c., under New Law,..... 153

Compensation of Postmasters, ..... 154 | 16. Fairmount, Croton, and Cocmituate

Rates of Postage in United States,.. 155 Water-Works,..

187

Privilege of Franking,

156 17. Colleges in the United States, ...... 202

Rates of Foreign Postage,... 157 18. Theological Schools,

206
Postage to Oregon and Califotnia.... 157 19. Law Schools, .

12. Mint, .

160 20. Medical Schools,...

Coinage of the Mint for 56 Years, 162 21. Smithsonian Institute,

207

13. Revenue and Expenditure, ..

163 22. Religious Denominations,..

.......... 208

Debt of the United States,

167 23. State Elections, &c.,

208

U. S. Revenue from 1789 to 1848, :: 168 24. Governors of States and Territories, 209

U. S. Expenditure from 1789 to 1848, 169 25. Population of the United States,.... 210

Imports, Exports, &c., for 58 Years, 170 26. Slaves in the United States,........ 210

14. Commerce and Navigation,

171 27. Railroads in the United States, . .... 211

Value of Imports,

171 28. Population of the Principal Cities, .. 216

Value of Exports,

175 29. Immigration into the U. S. in 1848, 217

Imports from and Exports to Foreign 30. Finances and Debts of the States,.. 218

Countries in 1847 - 48, .

177 31. Congress,

220

Tonnage of Vessels in Foreign Trade, 178 Senate,

220

Commercial Marine of United States, 179 House of Representatives,

Imports and Exports of each State, 179 Alphabetical List of Representatives, 225

15. Public Lands,

180 32. Breadstuffs and Provisions exported

Surface of Territories of U. States,.. 186 from 1821 to 1843,.

226

Sea-coast of United States......

187

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American Obituary,

Chronicle of Events,

316 | Magnetic Telegraph Lines,............. 345

337 Additions and Corrections, ............ 318

INDEX.

34

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341

PAGE

PAGE
Absorption of Heat...........

67 District Courts................... 122, 124
Abstracts of Public Laws ...
136 District of Columbia .........

304
Additions and Corrections ...

348 Eclipses in 1850 ......
Alabama.................

.. 272 Election of President and Vice-President 97
American Obituary.................... 316 Elections, State ....................... 208
American States.... ............ 306 Electric Telegraph, The....... ... 345
Appropriations for 1850 .......

136 Emigration to the U. S. in 1848 ... 217
Arkansas....................
.... 280 Ephemeris of the Sun .....

... 46
Army List ..............
110 Engineers in Navy, Pay of..

... 140
Army Officers, Pay of......

. 115 English Navy, Force of...
Army Pension Agents, ..........

109 Eras, &c. .............
Arsenals in the United States ... 113 European States ..........
Attorneys of U.S. Courts...

122 Events, General, in 1848......
Austria, Population of ..

1849...............
Banks.' See the several States.

Executive Government of U. S........... 99
Barometrical Observations .......... 82-94 Expenditures of U. S. for 59 years .....
Breadstuffs, Value of Exports of, for 18 Exports of each State for 1848 ..........

Years .............................. 226 Exports, Value of, in 1848...
British American Provinces ............ 306 Exports for 58 Years...
Cabinet, Officers in the ..........

99 Fairmount, Croton, and Cochituate Wa-
Calendar: January, &c......

... 10 ter-Works, ..........
California, Act to extend Revenue Laws Festivals of the Church ..

over............................ 144, 305 Finances of the States..............218, 219
Capitals of States...................... 208 Fixed Stars, Apparent Places of ........ 54
Census, Seventh, Act concerning........ 145 Florida.................
Celestial Phenomena, Signs, &c. ........ 3 Flowering of Fruit-trees in 1849
Chargés d'Affaires of U. S. in 1849..... 27 Flowering of Trees and Shrubs at Natch-
Chronicle of Events ...............

. 337 ez in 1849 .........................
Chronological Cycles .

4 Foreign Goods imported...... ........ 171
Church Festivals ........

5 Foreign Ministers in U. S.....

....... 130
Circuit Courts .......

120, 122 Foreign Trade, Countries of .. ... 177
Cities, Population of ...

16 France............................... 309
Clerks of District Courts of U. S.
123 Franking Privilege ........

156
Cochituate Water-Works,.............. 193 Free Mail Matter, Quantity of ...... ... 154
Coinage of Mint for 56 Years,........... 162 French Navy, Force of ....

... 120
Collectors of Customs...........

105 Frosts and Snows for 32 years........
.. 202 General Events in 1848 ......

337
Colleges, Annual Expenses in ... ...... 205 " " 1849

341
Commerce.....
.. 171 Geologists, U. S. ......

108
Commercial Marine of the U.S. ........ 179 Georgia .............

......... 269
Commissioners on Mexican Claims, Act Government, Seats of, in different States. 208
appointing.........

.... 141 Governments, Annual Expenses of State. 219
Commissioners, U.S., in Foreign Countries 126 Governors of States.....

209
Congress ............................. 220 Great Britain .............

309
Connecticut .................

243 Home Department, Act establishing..... 141
Consuls, Foreign, in U. S.......
131 Illinois ..........

... 296
Consuls in Foreign countries. ...

127 Immigration to United States in 1848.... 217
Corrections and Additions .............. 348 Imports, Value of, in 1847 and 1848.. 1

177
Countries whence Goods are brought .... 177 Imports for 58 Years .......
Croton Water-Works,............. 19

Imports of each State for 1848.......... 179
Darkness of the Nights....

8 imports paying ad valorem Duties... 171,
Dead Letters, Number of .......... 154 Imports free of Duty .................
Debt of the United States .......... 70 Indian Superintendents and Agents...... 108
Debts of the States ................ 218, 219 Indiana ...........................

... 292
258 Intercourse with Foreign Nations ....

... 126
Department of the Interior. ............. 101 Interference of Heat.......

... 77
Department of the Interior, Act establish- Iowa ....

ing................................ 141Jewish Calendar .....
Tepartments, Officers in the........... 100 Judges, Circuit & District Courts, U. S.
Lisks of Venus and Mars .............. 41 Judiciary, U. S....

Colleges ........

170

Delaware.........

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.... 107

Jupiter's Satellites, Eclipses of.......... 39 President and Vice-President, Election of. 97
Kentucky
234 Presidents of the U. S..

99
Latitude and Longitude of Observatories. 45 Property of States....

219
Latitude and Longitude of Places 42 Provisions, Value of Exports of, for 18
Law Schools ..
206 Years..

226
Laws, Abstracts of Public
136 Public Lands.

180
Legislatures, State, Meeting of..

205 Public Laws, Titles and Abstracts of..... 136
Louisiana

..... 276 Public Resolutions of Congress.... 149
Magnetic Telegraph, The

.. 345 Radiant Heat, Melloni's Researches in.... 64
Mahometan Calendar

6 Railroads in Construction in New Eng.
Mail Service for 1843
151

213
Maine...
227 Railroads in the U. S...

211
Marine, Commercial, of the U. S.

179 Receivers of Land Office
Marine Corps.
120 Reflection of Heat ...

69
Mars and Venus, Disks of...
41 Refraction of Heat...

72
Marshals, U. S.....
123 Refractions, Dr. Young's

62
Maryland
259 Registers, Land Office..

107
Massachusetts
235 Religious Denominations

208
Massachusetts, Railroads of

211 Representatives, Alphabetical List of.... 225
Medical Schools
207 Representatives, House of....

222
Melloni's Researches in Radiant Heat ... 64 Researches in Radiant Heat...

61
Meteorological Information....... 82-94 Resolutions, Public, of Congress.

149
Mexico

..... 306 Revenue, Reduc. of Expense of Collecting 143
Michigan
290 Revenue and Expenditure

163
Military Geographical Departments...... 112 Revenue, U. S., for 59 Years....... 168
Military Posts
113 Rhode Island...

241
Militia Force of the U. S.
116 Satellites of Jupiter, Eclipses of .

39
Ministers of U. S. in Foreign Countries.. 126 Saturn's Rings

41
Ministers, Foreign, in U. Š....
130 Saxony, Population of...

314
Mint.
160 School Fund of States..

219
Mississippi.
274 Seasons, Beginning and Length of

4
Missouri.
295 Sea-coast of U. S., Length of..

187
Naval Officers...
106 Secretaries of Legation .

126, 130
Navies, English and French, Force of.... 120 Senate of the U. Š.

220
Navigation
171, 178 Signs of the Zodiac

4
Navy Department .....................

101 Slaves in the U. S. ..........

........ 210
Navy List
116 Smithsonian Institute.

207
Navy Officers, Pay of......
.. 118 Snows, Frosts and, for 32 Years

94
Navy, Vessels of War in ..
118 South Carolina ..

267
Navy Pension Agents......
110 Southern Railroads

215
Navy Yards, Commanders of ... 117 Sovereigns of Europe

307
New Hampshire

229 Specific Duties. See Imports.
New Jersey.
253 Siars, Fixed, Apparent Places of.

54
Newspapers, Postage on....... 156, 160 State Department.....

100
New York .....
... 247 State Elections, &c..

208
New York, Railroads in..
214 State Finances, Debts, &c.

218, 219
Nights, Darkness of the.
8 Sun, Ephemeris of the

46
North Carolina.

265 Sun's Parallax in Altitude............. 63
Obituary, American, in 1848...
316 Supreme Court, U. S....

122
1849...
323 Supervisors of Land Office....

108
Observatories, Latitude and Longitude of 45 Telegraph, Magnetic, Lines of, in Opera-
Occultations.
37 tion...

345
Ohio.
236 Tennessee

233
Oregon Territory
303 Texas

278
Parallax in Altitude of the Sun...
63 Theological Schools.

206
Pennsylvania .
255 Tides, Height of Greatest

7
Pension Agents, Army and Navy.... 109, 110 Titles and Abstracts of Public Laws 136
Polarization of Heat.

73 Tonnage of the U. S.

178, 179
Pole Star, Places of the
52 Trade, Foreign, Countries of .

177
Popular Vote in 1832, '36, '40, and '44.... 99 Transmission of Heat...

69
Population of Cities.
216 Treasury Department

100
Population of the U. S...

210 Venus and Mars, Disks of .
Postage, Inland Rates of..
155 Vermont

233
Postage by the N. Y. & Bremen Steamers 159 Vessels of War in U. S. Navy

118
Postage, Foreign .
..157 - 160 Virginia

261
Postage to Oregon and California. 157 War Department

101
Postmasters in Chief Towns and Cities... 102 Western Railroads

216
Postmasters. Compensation of ..
151 Winds and Clouds

82, 94
Post-office, Business of
154 Wisconsin ...

302
Post-office Department...
102, 157 Young's Refractions.

62
Post-oflice Revenue....

152, 153 Zodiac, Signs of the...

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