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Tennesee, 407 468

Kentucky, 528 907

Missouri, 262 257

Illinois, 238 363

Indiana, 563 928

Ohio, 1317 1361

Michigan, 133 189

Wisconsin, 54 94

Iowa, 42 94

California, 2 7

Minnesota, 1 1

New Mexico, 11 44

Oregon, 5 4

Utah, 5 1

Total, 15,768 15,706

Of the insane persons enumerated, 14,972 were white, and 638 colored j and of the idiotic, 14,257 were white, and 1,530 colored.

Amount of Coinage of the United States.

The entire coinage at the several mints, from the time they commenced operations, is as follows:

Mint at Philadelphia, established 1793. $322,228,868

Do New Orleans, do 1838 50,497,665

Do Charlotte, N. C, do 1838 :3,790,038

Do Dahlonega, Ga., do 1838 5,280,728

Total at all the Mints, $381,797,299

A recent publication in London, by Mr. Wesgarth, states that when the California mines were discovered the gold in the world was worth £500,000,000, one-fourth of which was coin. The silver was worth £1,200,000, one.fifth of which was coin. Since the discovery, Mr. W. estimates each year's supply in pounds sterling as follows:


1848 Unimportant £8,000,000 £8,000,000

1849 £2,000,000 8,000,000 10,000,000

1850 9,000,000 8,000,000 17,000,000

1851 13,000,000 £.1,000,000 8,000,000 22,000,000

1852 15,000,000 14,000,000 8,000,000 37,000,000

1853 20,000,000 20,000,000 8,000,000 48,000,000

Forty-eight millions pounds sterling is supposed to be the supply of gold for the past year, say in Federal currency value $232,320,000 Then, according! to Mr. Wesgarth's estimate, there ought to be in the world at this time £634,000,000 sterling, over one-fourth of which should be coin, say, $651,000,000, of which we have in the city of New Orleans the small amount of 87,000,000. If there is any pleasure in consolation, we can console ourselves with the thought that if we have not got any more of the vast amount, we ought to have it.

The manufacture of iron in the world is divided as follows by the London Chronicle :—In Great Britain, 2,380,000 tons; United States, 400,000; France, 348,000; Russia, 189,000; Austria, 160,000; Sweden, 132,500; Prussia, 112,000; making a total of 3,723,300 tons of iron manufactured annually. In 1850 there were 450 iron furnaces in Great Britain, and of the 2,380,000 tons which these produced, about 809,000 were exported. In 1786 but 125,000 tons were manufactured in Great Britain, and the total exports were about 408 tons. During the ten mouths ending November 5, 1853, Great Britain exported $75,000,000 worth of iron, and by far the largest portion of this enormous mass of exports were taken by the United States. Of pig iron the United States received 57.000 tons, and Holland, which comes next upon the list, took 13,000. Of bar, bolt and rod iron, the United States took 263,530 tons, or nearly six times as much as Canada, which received the next largest amount.


District I. Pierce. Scott. Orleans, 4,682 4,663


Ascension, 360 296

Assumption, 552 511

Iberville, 426 318

Jefferson, 943 928

Lafourche, 13§ 676

Orleans, K. B., 161 67

Plaquemines, 372 151

St. Bernard, 120 130

St. Charles, 39 101

St. JohnB., 160 '. 202

St. James, 158 .■ 321

Terrebonne, 97 197

West Baton Rouge, 148 220

District III.

Avoyfelles,...: 387 300

Concordia,; 86 121

East Baton Rouge, 485 484

East Feliciana, 443 342

Lafayette, 277 117

Livingston, 337 159

Point Coupee, 364 242

St. Helena, 246 209

St. Landry, ..568 692

St. Martin, t 298 479

St. Mary, 243 390

St. Tammany, 208 254

Tensas, 107 120

Vermillion, 126 136

Washington, 258 125

West Feliciana, 302 190

District IV.

Bienville, ... 313 172

Bossier, 248 180

Calcasieu, 221 34

Caddo, 342 344

Catahoula, 310 280

Caldwell, 158 54

Carroll, 261: 219

Claiborne, 506 330

De Soto, 288 241

Franklin, 192 110

Jackson, 241 174

Madison, 147 171

Morehouse, 1397 196

Natchitoches, „ 407 289

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Ouachita, 240 190

Rapides, 623 401

Sabine,.9. 251 237

Union, 465 435

Winn, 138 57

Total, 18,647 17,255

Majority for Pierce, 1,392

Majority for Taylor, (1848,) 2,847.

§ea%, Resignations, ano 0mam JfiM.


B.'T. Merrick, of Clinton, Judge of the 7th Judicial District. T. T. Land, of Shreveport, Judge of the 18th Judicial District.


Fergus Fusilier, Notary Public, Parish of St. Martin, in place of A. Deblanc, resigned.

E. Miller, Notary Public, Last Island, Parish of Terrebonne.

Elisha Eastwood, Notary Public, Point Coupee, vice W. C. Bozeman, resigned.

John Halsey, Notary Public, Ascension, vice M. H. Nichols.

Michael Heahn, Notary Public, New Orleans, vice Herman Lucas.

John C. Potts, Notary Public, Terrebosne, vice E. D. Burgard.


B. B. Sims, Point" Coupee.


L. C. Morris, Director, in place of Q-. W. Christine, deceased.
T. J. Buffington, Physician.


Robt. Bengurel, Register, in place of Fitzgerald, deceased.


W. W. Farmer, Lt. Governor, deceased.

A. W. Baker, Representative to Gen'l Ass'y, St. Mary, deceased.
J. B.R.Jones, do. do. Morehouse, do.
J. A. Ranaldson, do. do. E. Feliciana, do.
H. M. Summers, do. do. N. Orleans, resig'd.

P. P. Briant, do. do. St. Martin, do.

Thos. MoKeon, da. do: N. Orleans, do.

J. H. Boatner, do. do. E. B. Rouge, do.

J. A. Brand, Senator, N. Orleans, do.

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