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LETTER from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting

Statements of the Commerce and Navigation of The United States, during the Year ending on the 30th day of September, 1826.

SIR,

Treasury Department, February 24, 1827. I have the honour to transmit a Statement, prepared in obedience to the provisions of the Act of the 10th of February, 1820, entitled An Act to provide for obtaining accurate Statements of the Foreign Commerce of The United States ;” together with a Letter from the Register of the Treasury, explanatory of the same.

I have the honour to remain, &c.

RICHARD RUSH. The Honourable the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

SIR,

Treasury Department, Register's Office, February 24, 1827. In conformity with the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 10th of February, 1820, entitled “An Act to provide for obtaining accurate Statements of the Foreign Commerce of The United States,” I have the honour to transmit, herewith, the following Statements of the Commerce and Navigation of The United States, during the Year ending on the 30th day of September, 1826, viz :

1. A General Statement of the quantity and value of Merchandize im

ported into The United States from the 1st of October, 1825, to

the 30th of September, 1826;.............. ........... Page 877 2. A Summary Statement of the same ;.............

878 3. A General Statement of the quantity and value of Domestic articles exported; .....

... 880 4. A General Statement of the quantity and value of Foreign articles exported;

881 5. Summary Statement of Domestic articles exported; ... 882 6. Summary Statement of Foreign articles exported ............... 883 7. A General Statement of the Amount of American and Foreign ton

nage employed in the Foreign Trade of The United States; 884 8. A Statistical view of the Commerce and Navigation of the United States; ............

...... ............... 886 9. A Statement of the Commerce and Navigation of each State and Territory;..........

..... 888 10. A Statement of the Tonnage which entered into and departed from the principal Ports of The United States, and the Lake Ports. 889

3L 2

From these Statements it appears that the Imports, during the Year ending on the 30th September, 1826, have amounted to 84,974,477 dollars, of which amount 80,778,120 dollars were imported in American Vessels, and 4,196,357 dollars in Foreign Vessels.

That the Exports have, during the same period, amounted to 77,595,322 dollars, of which 53,055,710 dollars were of domestick, and 24,639,612 of Foreign articles. That of the domestick articles, 46,199,528 dollars were exported in American Vessels, and 6,856,182 dollars in Foreign Vessels; and of the Foreign articles, 23,353,988 dollars were exported in American Vessels, and 1,185,624 dollars in Foreign Vessels. That 942,206 tons of American Shipping entered, and 953,012 cleared from, the Ports of The United States, and that 105,654 tons of Foreign Shipping entered, and 99,417 cleared, during the same period.

I have the honour also to state, that the amount of registered tonnage employed in the Foreign Trade, on the 31st of December, 1825, amounted to ......

700,788 That the enrolled and licensed tonnage amounted to.... 657,899 That the tonnage of Fishing Vessels amounted to...... 64,424

Making together....

Tons 1,423,111

As appears, by the Annual Statement of the District Tonnage of The United States transmitted from this Office on the 10th instant.

Permit me further to state, that, in conformity to the 10th Section of the Act above referred to, the articles exported have been valued at their actual cost, or the value which they bore at the time of exportation in the several Ports from which they were exported; and that the articles imported were valued at their actual cost, or the value which they bore in the Foreign Port from which they were exported for im. portation into the United States, at the time of such exportation, free of any subsequent charges whatever.

I have the honour to be, &c.

JOSEPH NOURSE, Register. The Hon. Richard Rush, Secretary of the Treasury.

(1.)--General Statement of Goods, Wares, and Merchandise, of the Growth, Produce, and

Manufacture, of Foreign Countries, imported into The United States ; commencing on the Ist of October, 1825, and ending on the 30th of September, 1826.

VALUE OF MERCHANDIZE, IMPORTED FROM EACH COUNTRY.
FROM WHENCE
Paying

From the
Duties
IMPORTED.

In Ame.
Paying

In Fo.
Free of

Dominions
Total.
ad valo specific

rican reign Ves. Duty.

of each Duties, Vessels. sels,

Power.

rem.

} 1,292,182

1
Russia
Dollars 102,668 1,397,853 1,116,644 2,617,161 2,617,169

2,617,169 2 Prussia

131 92,665 14,917 107,619 43,344 64,271 107,615 3

Sweden and Norway 30,920 12,867 1,084,11 1,128,236 1,092,957 85,2791 4 Swedish West Indies

48,878 6,425 108,6-431 163,946 163,946 5 | Denmark

6,469 22, 193 20,312 49,264 49,264 6 Danish West Indies 271,530 93,096 1,703, 274 2,067,900 2,055,418 12,482

} 2,117,164 7 Netherlands

193,831 588,719 323,858 1,106,408 1,106,108 8 Dutch East Indies 33,762 7,633 472,161 513,556 513,556

2,174,181 9 Dutch West Indies and American Colonies 212,247 14,816 327,134

554,2171 543,222 10,995 10 England, Man, and Berwick

628,544 21,116,395 2,617,264 24,362,203 22,405,955 1,956,248 11 Scotland

1,69+ 732,592 362,486 1,096,772 531,108 562,664 12 Ireland

729 615,223 57,042

672,994 589,134 83,800 13 Gibraltar

125,631 136,2151 415,959 677,808 677,408 14 British East Indies 94,864 1,264,320 1,151,422 2,510,606 2,510,606

32,212,356 15 Mauritius

4,227

41 5,336 9,804 9,804 16 British West Indies

702,255 88,475 1,413,652 2,204,412 2,075,815 128,597 17 Newfoundland

3,066
327

242 3,035 3,635 18

British Amer. Colonies - 497,741 61,001 91,5731 650,316 620,200 30,115 19 Other British Colonies . 3,875

960 18,972 23,807 23,807 20

Hanse Towns and Ports of Germany

216,195 2,450,842 149,508 2,816,545 2,212,142 604,403 2,816,545 21

French European Ports
on the Atlantick 240,515 6,592,904 853,949 7,687,368 7,437,539

249,829 22

French European Ports
on the Mediterranean 50,786 285,426 555,940 892,152) 892,152

9,588,896 23 French West Indies and

American Colonies 178,234 17,360 777,676 973,270 949,067 24,203 24 Bourbon

206

7) 31,778 32,055 32,055 25 Other French Afri. Ports 4,000 51

4,051

4,051 26 Hayti

36-4,462 146,012 1,001,362 1,511,836 1,466,408 45,428 1,511,8361 27 Spanish European Ports on the Atlantick

2,395 247,407 82,917) 332,719 332,719 28 Spanish European Ports

on the Mediterranean 7,375 14,494 310,529 332,398 332,398 29 Teneriffe and other Ca. naries 22,044

9,623,420 421) 150,934

173,399 173,3991 30 Manilla and the Philippine Islands

17,702 92,871 237,892 318,375 348,375 31 Cuba

517,255 783,186,358,316 7,658,759 7,605,917 52,812 32 Other Spanish W. Indies 71,1467 3,65) 703,052 777,7701 777,770 33 Portugal

45,664 125,878 178,447 349,989 314,035 5,9541 34 Madeira

5,614 2,7581
216,461 224,833 224,833

765,203 35 Fayal, and other Azorea 15,574) 29,745 40,942 86,261 $6,261 36 Cape de Verd Islands 94,644 275 9,201 104,120 103,648 37 Italy and Malta 216,807 653,047 250,893 1,120,749 1,120,749

1,120,749 38 Trieste and other Aus

trian Ports on the
Adriatic
30,729 40,873 121,550 193,152 193,152

193, 152 39 Turkey, Levant, & Egypt 41,523 300,894 79,515 421,932 421,932

421,932 40 Morocco and 'Barbary States. 9,030 9,030 9,030

9,030 41 Cape of Good Hope

39,742
5,185 46,559| 46,559

46,559 42 | China 31,963 3,365,224 4,024,999 7,422,186 7,422,186

7,422,186 43 Mexico

2,937,461 873,16) 105,576 3,916,198 3,609,101 227,097 3,916,198 44 Central Republick of South America 96,375 39,360 68,535 204,270 204,270

204,270 45 Honduras, Campeachy 46,742 6,157 35,231 8,138 88,133

88,133 46 Colombia

786,887 114,867 1,177,970 2,079,724 2,024,074 55,650 2,079,724 47 | Coast of Brazil 1,471,136 102,825 582,717| 2,156,678 2,126,118

30,560

2,156,678 48 Buenos Ayres

487,871 34,880
18 522,769 522,769

522,769 49 Chili 617,438 9,412 3,099 629,949 629,919

6:29,949 50 Peru 759,529 33,903 1,7621 795, 194 795,197

795,194 51 South America (generally) 17,797 1,213 23,244 42,254 42,254

42,254 52 Asia

do.
88,219 27,2131 212,507 327,939 327,939

327,939 53 West Indies, do.

120

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33,366 59,075 12,808 105,249 102,613 2,636 105,249 56 South Seas

37,723
135 37,818 37,858

37,858 57 Sandwich Islands

101
38
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79
791

79 58 Uncertain Ports

734 4,076
21,954 26,764 18,163

8,601

26,764 Total Dollars 12,567,769 42,713,330 29,693,870 84,974,477 80,778,120 4,196,357 84,974.477

Trrasury Department, Register's Office, Fehruary 21, 1827.

JOSEPH NOURSE Register.

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(2.)-Summary Statement of the Quantity and Value of Goods, Wares, and Merchandise, imported into the United States, in American

and Foreign Vessels, commencing on the 1st day of October, 1825, and ending on the 30th day of September, 1826.

in Ameri In
can Ves- Foreign Total.

can Ves

Foreign Total.
sels. Vessels.

sels. Vessels.
All other Manufactures of Cotton, paying a Duty of 25 perCent. 137,017 9,275 146,292
468
468 Silk Goods, from India

3,239,867

3,239,867 other Places

4,808,877 56,093 4,864,970 4,280 4,280 Vestings and Plaids

243,857 7,054 250,911 21,652 353 22,005 Manufactures of Flax

2,315,159 441,921| 2,757.080 160

160

All other Manufactures of, paying a Duty of 25 per Cent. 203,433 26,513 229,946 748

748 Hemp

1,483,138 305,708 1,738,846 6,5751 6,575

42,0531 6,856)
All other Manufactures of, except Cordage

48,909
52,140) 7,477 59,617
Iron and Steel

2,648,559 182,684 2,831,243
17,647

17,647
Copper

25,5771 1,167 26,744
46,077

46,077
Brass

319,350 13,211 332,561
7,688

7,688 Tin

7,804

928

8,732 6,739 427 7,166 Pewter and Lead, except Shot

34,776

65

34,841 120,206 2,418 122,624 Wood, including Cabinet Ware

121,236 4,514 125,750 337,494 1,461 338,955 Leather, including Saddles, Bridles, and Harness

400,736 10,009 410,745
1,444

1,444
Glass Ware

212 0181 78,201 290,219
2,797,361 28,165 2,825,526
Wares

1,417,390 217,191 1,634,581 125,800 6,842 132,642 Gold and Silver, &c.

389, 100 22,553 411,653 14,695 464 15, 159 Laces

645,701 14,203) 659,904 595

595 Plated Saddlery, Coach and Harness furniture

36,520 226 36,746 658,512 55,214 713,726 Square Wire used for Umbrella Stretchers

6,837

6,837 84,878 40,352 125,230 Marble and Manufactures of Marble

20,524 209 20,733 2,721

2,721 Slates and Tiles for buildings

45,825

13,382 59,207 103,552 161 103,513 Prepared Quills

21,274

1,831 23,105 8,349 30 8,379 Black Lead Pencils

7,111

434
686,321
6191 686,940
Paper Hangings -

92,581 1,882

94,463 311,472 16,592 328,064 Brushes of all kinds

10,620 892

11,512 69,452 3,474 72,926 Quicksilver

182,910)

182,910
575,767

2,514
578,281
Hair-cloth and Hair-seating

11,570 18 11,588 5,949,746 352,939 6,302,685 Bolting-cloths

30,576

30,576
34,990 938)
35,928 Oil-cloth and Oil-cloth Carpeting of every description

83,062 18,739| 51,801
Hats, Caps and Bonnets

355,458 4,280 359,788 12,047,329 520,440 12,567,769 Unmanufactured Copper Bottoms, and Copper in plates, not suited to the sheathing of Ships

24,385 9,2121 33,597
Brass, in plates or sheets

16,783 209 16,942
4,842,864) 203,850 4,546,714
Tin, in plates or sheets

194,747

276,698
608,453) 18,8701 586,823
Silk

192,496

192,496
469,344 58,440 627,784
Wool

433,762 15,983 449,725
185,224 4,769 180,903 Articles not apecially enumerated, at 124 per cent.

986,389 4,387 990,976 1,126,915 16,251 1,148,166

Do.

do.
at 15 -

2,483,642

147,037 2,630,679 877,418 14,928 802,846

do.

98,346 8,950 102,296 4,680,669 871,187 5,086,726

do. at 25 - do.

805,224 19,914

825,188 2,180,885 129,489 2,2000/24 Do.

do. at 30 - do.

612,049 82,7221 664,771 851,897 M2,978 404,870 10.187 18,700 175,148

Total Dollars 40,007,110 2,666,220 42,718,330 301,000) 34 304,000

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SPECIES OF MERCHANDISE.

VALUE OF MERCHANDISE FREE OF DUTY.
Articles imported for the use of the United States
Specially imported for incorporated Philosophical Societies :

Philosophical Apparatus, Instruments, &c.

Books
Cabinets of Coins and Gems, Medals, &c.
Anatomical Preparations
Antimony
Lapis Calaminaris, Tutenegue, Spelter, and Zinc
Burr Stones, unwrought
Brimstone and Sulphur
Cork Tree, bark of
Clay, unwrought
Rags, of any kind of cloth
Furs of all kinds
Felt, patent, to 30th June, 1826
Hides and Skins, raw
Plaster of Paris -
Specimens of Botany, Natural History, and Mineralogy
Models of Invention and Machinery
Wood -
Animals for breed
Pewter, old
Tin, in pigs and bars

in pigs and bars
Copper, in plates, suited to the sheathing of Ships

for the use of the Mint
Bullion
Specie
All other Articles

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In Ameri- In

Brass

Total Dollars

VALUE OF MERCHANDISE PAYING DUTIES ad valorem:

Cloths and Cassimeres
Manufactures

Plannels and Baizes
of Wool.

Blankets -
Hosiery, Gloves, and Mits, &c.

Worsted Stuff Goods
All other Manufactures of Wool,

paying a Duty of 30 per cent.
Printed and coloured
Mangfactures

White

Gloves, and Mita, e. of Cotton

Twist, Yarn, and Thread
Nankeens

Hosiery)

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QUANTITY AND VALUE OF MERCHANDISE PAYING

SPECIFIC DUTIES. Carpeting

sq, yards

635,682 512,027 42,541 33,121 678,223 545,1481 Cotton bagging

do. 592,2481 73,626 1.612,574 201,317) 2,204,822 27 1,973 Wines

gallons 3,327,946 1.744,728 108,114 36,460 3,436,460 1,781,188 Spirits, from grain

527,709 219,361 7,517

3,593 535,226 222,914 other materials

do. 3,018,300 1,323.818 84,621 40,940 3,182,926 1,361,758 Molasses

do. 13,755,456 2,815,051 87,059 23,677 13,813,045 2,838,728 Beer, ale, and porter do. 6-4,065 58,028 4,919

68,9811 62 213 Oils

do. 187,624 89,165

8001

550
188,724

89,715 Teas pounds 10,098,900 3,752,281

10,098,900 3,752,281 Coffee

do. 36,509,695 4,076,098

809,802

83,460 37,319,497 4,159,558 Cocoa

do.

3,597,417 459,863 105,998 21,789 3,703,413 481,652 Chocolate

do.
2,062
691
97

42 2,1599 733 Sugar, brown and white

84,380,701 5,276,882 522,234 34,749 84,902,955 5,311,631 candy and loaf

do.
1,334
2:22

1,334
other refined

do.
670
101

670)

101 Fruits

do. 5,201,207) 373,611 19,487 1,319 5,219,694 374,990 Vinegar gallons 21,452 5,390 8,3650 1,544

29,812 6,934 Candles, cheese, soap, and tallow pounds 584,301 40,715 14,806 1,806 599,107 42,581 Beef and Pork

do, 737,956 23,972

2000

10 738,156 23,982 Bacon

do. 38,869 3,302 4,650 377 43,525 3,679 Butter

do.
2,122
277 1,357 168) 3,479

4-15 Saltpetre

do.
8,285
3761

8,28

376 Vitriol

do.
1,655
33

1,655

53 Camphor

84,221
26,155

81,221 26,13) Salts, Epsom, &c.

21,583
934 3,899

25,182 1,007 Spices

do. 6,596,19; 592,506 17,407 2,064 6,613,600 594,565 Tobacco, manufactured, and Snuff

do. 36,327 3,328

787

109

37,114 3,437 Indigo

do. 1,144,957 1,970,179 6,743 9,310 1,151,700 1,979,519 Cotton

do.

238,269 47,385 6,442 381 244,711 47,766 Gunpowder do. 63,284 15,510

633,299 15,510 Bristles and Glue do. 161,067 51,050

164 161,117 51,214 Paints

2,377,041 107,431 834,541 40,415 3,211,092 147,876 Lead, Pig, Bar, and Shot

do.

5,505,695 244,054 437,340 21,355! 5,943,035 265,403 Cordage, twine, packthread, seine, &c. do. 1,856,633

137,5731

93,282 9,833 1,949,913 147,426 Corks

do. 137,324 38,093

3,561 1,205

110,885 39,30 Copper rods and bolts, nails, and spikes do. 29,989 6,6-47 5,505 1,589 37,497

8,2:36 Fire arms, muskets, and rifles

No. of 17,346 63,530

1,000 4,0 18,3416 67,530 Iron and Steel wire

pounds 699,984

82,895

65,676 7,506 765,664 90,401 tacks, brads, sprigs, nails, spikes, cables, and chains

do. 521,223 44,039

1

195, 125 14,303 716,351 58,312 mill irons and mill saws

No. of
1,712 5,426

141

711 1,803 6,137 anchors, anvils, hammers, sledges, castings, and pigs

pounds 1,625,148 117,868 318,097 33,407 1,943,245 151,275 Braziers rods, nails, rods, sheet and hoop, scrawl, and slit, &c.

do.

1,925,557 79,389 983,322 36,612 2,808,879 116,001 in bars and bolus, rolled and hammered cwt. 529,697 1,736,379 26,5.9 77,200 556,256 1,813,609 Steel

do. 34,930 366,737

1,5931 17,498 ! 36,323 384,235 Hemp do. 88,116 551,757

88, 116

551,757 Alum

do.

2
20

2

20 Copperas

do,
574
721 3,787

6,161 4,361 6,842 Wheat flour

do.
16.
45
17
34
33

82 Salt

bushels 4,040,899 572,455 523,821 104,603 4,564,720 677,058 Coal

796,016) 127,124 174,005 18,133 970,021 145,262 Wheat

1,377 1,320 2,07) 3,690

3, HS

5,000 Potatoes

do.
9,119 3,198 3,389 703 12,508

3,901 Oata

47,003

20,005 25,4151 9,4061 72,415 29,411 Paper

pounds 1,216,379 245,920 30,732 4,341 217,11) 250,261 do. 59,720

3,884

63,604
120,656
volumes

12,939

133,596

167,191 Glass, cut and not specified

pounds 31,738

4,348 all other articles

do. 566,527

310,331 Apothecaries' phials

groce

720

3,771 bottles do.

22,916

} 124,319 window

100 sq. ft. 5,287 47,488 1,916 23,860 7,203 71,348 demijohns

No of 52,307
21,772 11,246 3,775

63,553 25,517 Fish, dried and smoked

quintals 474

283

14,308 { pickled barrels 1,035

1,342)

18,811 Shoes, boots, and bootees, &c.

pairs 6,446 5,652 875

277 6,821 5,929 Cigars

M.

22,327) 250,55) 622 2,991 22,949 253,542 Piaying cards

packs 708
173

708 173 Total value of Merchandise paying specific duty

28,683,681

1,009,697

29,693,378 Do. do. ad valorem duty

12,017,329

520,440

12,567,769 Do. do. free of duty

40,047,110

2,666,220

42,713,330 Total Value • Dollars

80,778,120

4,196,357

84,974,477 Treasury Department, Register's Office, February 22, 1827.

JOSEPH NOURSE, Register.

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