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money in different countries in Europe, reduced to American currency; the Revenues, Expenditures, Trade, Finance, Commerce, Currency, and Manufactures of Great Britain. All these statements are brought down to the latest dates.
The FIFTH PART occupies a much larger portion of the work, than any of the others, and has the same design in regard to the United States, which the fourth part has in reference to foreign countries. As introductory to the main subjects, a short view is taken of the Colonial Statistics, which is followed by a selection of particulars illustrating the Statistics of the Revolution, such as the Expense of the War, amount of Continental Money issued, Loans in France, Troops employed, Presidents of the Old Congress, Adoption of the State Constitutions, and Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Then follow statistical tables and statements respecting the United States since the foundation of the government, and at present; such as a record of the elections of Presidents; lists of civil officers, Heads of Departments, American Ministers abroad, Foreign Ministers in this country, Judges, Representatives; also the Receipts and Expenditures of the Government, the Public Debt, the Bank of the United States, Commerce, Public Lands, Indians, Post Office, Coinage, Patents, Military Posts, Vessels of War, Navy Yards, Militia, Internal Improvements, Population, Colleges, Religious Denominations, Meteorology. After this come the statistics of each State, as far as the facts could be collected, comprising an account of the public revenues, banks, schools, civil officers and their salaries, internal improvements, militia, modes of taxation, prisons, and whatever else relates to the practical administration of government, the organization of local communities, and the moral and physical progress of society. At the close is a Chronicle of the Events of the past year.
Such is the outline of our plan, as executed in the present attempt. We confess that our wishes have been but partially realized, especially in regard to the individual states. As little pains are taken in several of the states to collect statistical facts, and less to arrange and present them to the public in a tangible form, it is extremely difficult to carry this head to any degree of completeness. Our enterprise was undertaken, also, at too late a period in the year to enable us to procure intelligence from remote states. In some instances, however, the deficiency must be ascribed rather to the remissness of our correspondents, than to any want of effort on our part. What we have published, will be enough to indicate the extent of our plan, and the manner in which it may be filled out. It is presumed, that the states, for their own convenience, will gradually adopt regulations for collecting and embodying particulars of this sort, and then the task of condensing and combining them into a single work will be comparatively easy.
'Should the success of the present volume warrant the continuance of an annual series, we may venture to promise essential improvements as we proceed. It will be seen, that a great deal of matter in this volume is of a permanent character, suited for reference at any future day, as well as for use in the passing year. Facts are unchangeable in their nature, and, when once recorded, their value is never lost. The method of tabular views, for communicating certain kinds of knowledge, has immense advantages over any other, in presenting, at a single glance of the eye, a mass of information, that would be expanded over many pages if exhibited in any other form. In every part of the volume, our chief aim has been to condense the information into as small a space as possible, and at the same time to convey it in so methodical and clear a manner, that it might be easily received by all classes of readers.
'The purpose of this work will allow the admission of many facts besides those of a strictly statistical character. The permanent features of geography may be here exhibited from time to time in tabular and compressed forms; such as the extent of diferent territories and divisions of the earth, the length of rivers, height of mountains, magnitude of seas, lakes, and islands, and all other particulars naturally embraced in comparative geography. The same may be said of chronological records, not merely as denoting the order of a series of events, but as grouping those of a similar kind under particular heads. In this way may be presented the dates at which the sovereigns of different countries were crowned, and the length of their reigns; the dates and places of memorable battles, the number of men engaged, and loss on each side; the dates of the treaties between nations; and other incidents analogous in their character. These remarks may even be extended to the regions of history and biography. A mass of facts thus collected from year to year, not only will have some interest at the moment, but will at length become a useful storehouse for future recurrence.
A brief outline of our political progress may also be easily introduced, such as a summary of the proceedings of Congress and of the legislature of the several states for each year, so far as they give rise to any new results either in the promulgation of laws, or the establishment of institutions, or aiding schemes of improvement. All the particulars of this sort, when divested of their extraneous accompaniments, may be brought together within a narrow compass. Notice may also be taken of charitable and religious societies, and associations for promoting the objects of humanity, morals, knowledge, and social order. A comparison of the extent of such efforts might communicate correct views of their effects, and serve as a guide in future undertakings of a like na
But in all this we have again to confess, that we are only hinting at what may be done, within the scope of our plan, and what we hope will be done, but not what we have actually accomplished or attempted in the present volume.
'The astronomical part, we believe, will be found more full and accurate, than anything of a similar kind which has appeared in the United States. It is intended to answer all the essential purposes of a nautical almanac, in addition to the usual calculations of an almanac and ephemeris. Should the work be continued, great care will be devoted to this part, and new matter will annually be given, illustrating in a simple manner the practical topics in the science of astronomy.'
The objects here proposed are in general satisfactorily accomplished in this volume. There are however some imperfections, which were perhaps inevitable in the commencement of such an undertaking, without a longer time for preparation, and which it may be presumed will be supplied in future numbers. Some tables appear to have been omitted on the idea, that they are too commonly to be met with, to need being here inserted. This we think is not a satisfactory reason for the omission. We would recommend a more extensive collection of foreign statistics. Means ought to be furnished for learning the condition and progress of other countries; and details of this description will be less likely to come to the knowledge of the reader of this volume through other channels, than those which relate to our own country. Details of the latter class, however, will properly constitute the chief part of the work. With the increased opportunity for preparation, which another year will afford, and with the exercise of judgment and the care exhibited in the compilation of the present volume, the conductors will without doubt present us all that can be reasonably desired in a publication of this sort. We hope it may meet with that degree of patronage, which will induce them to persevere in their design.
It would be improper to close this brief notice, without remarking upon the very neat manner in which this volume is printed. It is in a small and delicate type, and on beautiful paper; and in its style of execution, it will compare advantageously with the handsome productions of the British press.
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A Text Book of Chemical Philosophy on the Basis of Doct. Turner's Elements of Chemistry, in which the principal Discoveries and Doctrines of the Science are arranged in a new Systematic Order, by Jacob Green, M. D. Philadelphia. R. H. Small. 8vo. pp. 616.
The Atlantic Souvenir, for 1830. Philadelphia. Carey.
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Youths' Keepsake; a Christmas and New Year's Present for Young People. Boston. Carter & Hendee. 18mo. pp. 210.
The Token, a Christmas and New Year's Present. Edited by S. G. Goodrich. Boston. Carter & Hendee. 18mo. pp. 340.
The Talisman, for 1830. New York. E. Bliss. 18mo. pp. 358. The Pearl, for 1830. Philadelphia. Thomas T. Ash. 18mo. The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1830, comprising a Calendar for the year; Astronomical Information; Miscellaneous Directions, Hints and Remarks; and Statistical and other Particulars respecting Foreign Countries and the United States. vol. 1. Boston. Gray & Bowen. 12mo. pp. 320. ASTRONOMY.
Mécanique Céleste. By the Marquis de la Place. Translated, with a Commentary, by Nathaniel Bowditch, LL. D. Vol. 1. Boston. Hilliard, Gray, & Co. 4to. pp. 746.
Memoir of Thomas Addis Emmet. By Charles Glidden Haines. With a Biographical Notice of Mr Haines. New York. G. & C. & H. Carvill. 18mo. pp. 132.
Life of Arthur Lee, LL. D. By Richard Henry Lee, A. M. 2 vols. Boston. Wells & Lilly. 8vo.
Memoir of Samuel John Mills. By Gardiner Spring, D. D. Boston. Perkins and Marvin. 18mo. pp. 259.
Life of the Rev. Jeremiah Hallock, late Pastor of the Congregational Church in Canton, Connecticut. By Cyrus Yale.
Memoirs of the Life and A. M. By John Holland. Montgomery. New York.
Ministry of the Rev. John Summerfield,
Familiar Lectures on Botany, including Practical and Elementary Botany, with Generic and Specific Descriptions of the most common
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The North American Arithmetic. Part 1st. By Frederick Emerson. Boston. Lincoln & Edmands. 12mo. pp. 48.
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