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1693. Episcopal church established at New York.

First printing-press established in New York, by William Bradford. 1695. Rice introduced into Carolina. 1698. First French colony arrive at the mouth of the Mississippi. 1699. Captain Kidd, the pirate, apprehended at Boston. 1700. Episcopal church established in Pennsylvania. 1701. Oct., Yale college chartered and founded at Saybrook. 1702. Episcopal church established in New Jersey and Rhode Island. 1703. Culture of silk introduced into Carolina.

Duty of £4 laid on imported negroes, in Massachusetts. 1704. Tonnage duty laid by Rhode Island on foreign vessels.

Act “ to prevent the growth of popery,” passed by Maryland.
First newspaper (Boston News Letter) published at Boston, by Batholomew

Green... 1706. Bills of credit issued by Carolina. 1709. First printing-press in Connecticut, established at New London, by Thomas

Short. 1711. South Sea Company incorporated. 1712. Free schools founded in Charlestown, Massachusetts. 1714. First schooner built at Cape Ann. 1717. Yale college removed from Saybrook to New Haven. 1718. Impost duties laid by Massachusetts on English manufactures and English

ships. 1719. First presbyterian church founded in New York. 1720. Tea first used in New England. 1721. Inoculation for smallpox introduced into New England. 1722. Paper-money first issued in Pennsylvania. 1725. First newspaper in New York (the New York Gazette), published by Wil

liam Bradford. 1726. First printing-presses established in Virginia and Maryland. 1727. Earthquake in New England. 1730. First printing-press and newspaper established at Charleston, South Carolina. 1732. Tobacco made a legal tender in Maryland at 1d. per pound, and corn at 20d.

Feb. 22, George Washington born.

First printing-press and newspaper established at Newport, Rhode Island. 1733. Georgia settled.

Freemason's lodge first held in Boston. 1737. Earthquake in New Jersey. 1738. College founded at Princeton, New Jersey. 1741. Jan. 1, General Magazine and Historical Chronicle, first published by Ben.

jamin Franklin.
1742. Faneuil Hall erected at Boston.
1750. First theatrical performance in Boston.
1754. Columbia college founded in New York.
1755. Defeat of General Braddock.

Sept. 8, battle of Lake George.
Earthquake in North America.

First newspaper (Connecticut Gazette) published at New Haven. 1756. May 17, war declared with France by Great Britain.

First printing-press and newspaper established at Portsmouth, New Hamp

shire, by Daniel Fowle. 1758. July 26, Louisburg taken by the English.

Aug. 27, Fort Frontenac taken by the English.

Nov. 25, Fort Du Quesne (now Pittsburgh) taken by the English. 1759. Ticonderoga taken by the English.

Sept. 18, Quebec taken by the English. 1761. Mar. 12, earthquake in New England. 1763. Feb. 10, treaty of peace signed at Paris, between the English and French.

First newspaper published in Georgia. 1764. Mar., right to tax American colonies voted by house of commons.

April 5, first act for levying revenue passed by parliament.

“ 21, Louisiana ordered to be given up to Spain. 1765. Stamp act passed by parliament.

Mar. 22, stamp act receives the royal assent.

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1765. May 29, Virginia resolutions against the right of taxation.

June 6, general congress proposed by Massachusetts.
Oct. 7, congress of twenty-eight delegates convenes at New York, and pub-

lishes a declaration of rights. 1766. Feb., Dr. Franklin examined before the house of commons, relative to the

repeal of the stamp-act. Mar. 18., stamp-act repealed.

Tax laid on paper, glass, painters' colors, and teas. 1769. Dartmouth college incorporated.

American philosophical society instituted at Philadelphia. 770. Tea-plant introduced into Georgia. 1773. Tea thrown overboard at Boston. 1774. Boston port-bill passed.

Sept. 4, first continental Congress at Philadelphia.

Dr. Franklin dismissed from the postoffice. 1775. April 19, battle of Lexington.

May 10, Ticonderoga taken by the provincials.
June 17, battle of Bunker's Hill.
July 2, General Washington arrives at Cambridge.
Dec. 13, resolution of Congress to fit out a navy of thirteen ships.

« 31, assault on Quebec, and death of General Montgomery. 1776. Jan. 3, battle near Princeton.

March 17, Boston evacuated by the British.
July 4, declaration of independence.
Sept. 11, battle of Brandywine.

15, the British take possession of New York.
“. 27, the British take possession of Philadelphia.
Oct. 4, battle of Germantown.
“ 22, battle of Red Bank.
“ 28, battle of White Plains.
Nov. 16, capture of Fort Washington by the British.

Dec. 26, battle of Trenton.
1777. Sept. 19, battle near Stillwater.
1778. June 28, battle at Monmouth courthouse.

Dec. 29, Savannah taken by the British.
1780. Aug. 16, battle near Camden.
1781. Bank of North America established.

Jan. 17, battle of Cowpens.
March 15, battle of Guilford.
Sept. 5, Fort Trumbull, Conn., taken by Arnold, and New London burnt.

8, battle at Eutaw,

Oct. 19, surrender of Lord Cornwallis.
1782. March 4, resolution of the house of commons in favor of peace.

April 19, independence of United States acknowledged by Holland.
July, evacuation of Savannah.

Dec. 14, evacuation of Charlestown.
1783. Jan. 20, cessation of hostilities agreed on.
Feb. 5, independence of the United States acknowledged by Sweden.

Denmark.
March 24,

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July,

Russia.
April 11, proclamation of peace by Congress.

19, peace proclaimed in the army by Washington.
Sept. 3, definitive treaty of peace signed at Paris.
Oct. 18, proclamation for disbanding the army.
Nov. 2, Washington's farewell orders.

“ 25, New York evacuated by the British.
1784. Feb., first voyage to China from New York.
1785. July 9, and Aug. 5, treaty with Prussia.
1786. Shay's insurrection in Massachusetts.

Sept. 20, insurrection in New Hampshire. 1787. Sept. 17, federal constitution agreed on by convention. 1788. Federal constitution adopted. 1789. March 3, George Washington elected president.

April 30, inauguration of George Washington.

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1790. District of Columbia ceded by Virginia and Maryland.

May 29, constitution adopted by Rhode Island. 1791. Mar. 4, Vermont admitted into the Union.

Bank of the United States established.

First folio Bible printed by Worcester of Mass. 1792, June 1, Kentucky admitted into the Union. 1793. Washington re-elected president.

Death of John Hancock. 1794. Insurrection in Pennsylvania. 1796. June 1, Tennessee admitted into the Union.

Dec. 7, Washington's last speech to Congress. 1797. March 4, John Adams inaugurated president. 1798. Washington reappointed commander-in chief. 1799. Dec. 14, death of George Washington. 1800. Seat of government removed to Washington.

May 13, disbanding of the provisional army. 1801. March 4, Thoinas Jefferson inaugurated president. 1802. July 20, Louisiana ceded to France by Spain. 1803. Feb. 19, Ohio admitted into the Union. 1803. April 30, Louisiana purchased by the United States.

August, Commodore Preble bombards Tripoli.
1805. June 3, treaty of peace with Tripoli.
1806. Expedition of Lewis and Clark to the mouth of the Columbia.
1807. June 22, attack on the frigate Chesapeake.

July 2, interdict to armed British vessels.
Nov. 11, British orders in council.
Dec. 17, Milan decree.

22, embargo laid by the American government. 1808. Jan. 1, slave-trade abolished.

April 17, Bayonne decree. 1809. March 1, embargo repealed.

4, James Madison inaugurated president. 1810. March 23, Rambouillet decree. 1811. May 16, engagement between the frigate President and Little Belt.

Nov. 7, battle of Tippecanoe. 1812. April 3, embargo laid for ninety days.

June 19, proclamation of war. (War declared June 18th.)

23, British orders in council repealed.
Aug. 15, surrender of General Hull.
Action between the frigates Constitution and Guerriere.
Nov., defeat at Queenstown.
Action between the Frolic and Wasp.

United States and Macedonian.
April 8, Louisiana admitted into the Union.
1813. April 27, capture of York, Upper Canada.

May 27, battle of Fort George.
June 1, Chesapeake captured by the Shannon.
Sept. 10, Perry's victory on Lake Erie.
Oct. 5, battle of the Thames.

Dec. 13, Buffalo burnt.
1814. March 28, action between the frigates Essex and Phæbe.

July 5, battle of Chippewa.

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August, Washington city captured, and capitol burnt.

9, 11, Stonington bombarded.

11, M.Donough's victory on Lake Champlain.
Sept. 12, battle near Baltimore.
Dec. 24, treaty of Ghent signed.

25, battle of New Orleans.
1815. Feb. 17, treaty of Ghent ratified by the president.

March, war declared with Algiers. 1817. Mar. 4, James Monroe inaugurated president.

Dec. 10, Mississippi admitted into the Union. 1818. Dec. 3, Illinois 1819. Dec. 14, Alabama

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1819. May, first steamship sailed for Europe.
1820. Mar. 15, Maine admitted into the Union.
1821. July 1, Jackson takes possession of Florida.

Aug. 10, Missouri admitted into the Union.

First settlement of Liberia. 1824. March 13, convention with Great Britain, for suppression of slave-trade.

April 5, convention with Russia in relation to the northwest boundary.

August 13, arrival of General Lafayette. 1825. Mar. 4, John Quincy Adams inaugurated president.

Sept. 7, departure of General Lafayette. 1826. July 4, death of Presidents Adams and Jefferson. 1829. Feb. 20, resolutions passed by the Virginia house of delegates, denying the

right of Congress to pass the tariff bill.
March 4, Andrew Jackson inaugurated president.
May 2, hail fell in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to the depth of twelve inches.

“ 17, death of John Jay, at Bedford, New York.
Sept. 15, slavery abolished in Mexico.
Nov. 9, separation of Yucatan from Mexico, and union with the republic of

Central America.

Dec. 4, revolution commences in Mexico. 1830. Jan. 20, General Bolivar resigns his military and civil commissions.

“ 27, city of Guatemala nearly destroyed by earthquakes.

April 4, Yucatan declares its independence. 1831. Jan. 12, remarkable eclipse of the sun.

July 4, death of James Monroe.
Oct. 1, free-trade convention at Philadelphia.

“ 26, tariff convention at New York.
1832. Feb. 6, attack on Qualla Battoo, in Sumatra, by U. S. frigate Potomac.

June 8, cholera breaks out at Quebec, in Canada; being its first appearance

in America.
Aug. 27, capture of Blackhawk.
Sept. 26, university of New York organized.
Nov., union and state-rights convention of South Carolina.

Dec. 28, John C. Calhoun resigns the office of vice-president. 1833. Mar. 1, new tariff-bill signed by the president.

4, Andrew Jackson inaugurated president for a second term. “ 11, state-rights convention of South Carolina.

“ 29, Santa Anna elected president of Mexico. May 16,

inaugurated Oct. 1, public deposites removed from the bank of the United States, by order

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Nov. 13, remarkable meteoric showers in the United States. 1834. Mar. 28, vote of censure by the senate against General Jackson, for remo

ving the deposites. 1835. April 18, French indemnity-bill passes the chamber of deputies.

Dec. 16, great fire in New York. 1836. April 21, battle of San Jacinto, in Texas.

June 14, Arkansas admitted into the Union.

Dec. 15, burning of the general postoffice and patent office, at Washington. 1837. Jan, 26, Michigan admitted into the Union.

Mar. 4, Martin Van Buren inaugurated president of the United States. 1840. Jan. 19, antarctic continent discovered by the U. S. exploring expedition.

June 30, sub-treasury bill becomes a law. 1841. Mar. 4, William Henry Harrison inaugurated president of the United States.

April 4, death of President Harrison.
Aug. 9, sub-treasury bill repealed.

“ 18, bankrupt act becomes a law.
1842. March 3, bankrupt act repealed.
1843. June 17, Bunker Hill monument celebration.
1845. Mar. 1, Texas annexed to the United States.

3, Florida adınitted into the Union.

4, James K. Polk inaugurated president. June 18, death of Andrew Jackson.

Dec. 24, Texas admitted into the Union. 1846. May 13, proclamation of war existing with Mexico.

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A TABLE OF IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES, From the yeur 1791 to 1845, inclusive-together with the E.cccss of Imports or Exports for

each year, and the Net Revenue accruing from our Imports during the same period.

Year.

Imports.

Exports.

Excess of Impts. Excess of Expts.

Net Revenue.

1817.. 1818..

1791.
$52,000,000 $19,012,041 $32,987,959

$4,399,473 1792. 31,500,000 20,753,098 10,746,902

3,443,070 1793, 31,100,000 25,109,572 4,990,428

4,255,306 1794. 34,600,000 33,026,233 1,573,767

4,801,065 1795. 69,756,268 47,989,472 21,766,796

5,588,461 1796 81,436,164 67,064,097 14,372,067

6,567,987 1797. 75,379,406 56,850,206 18,529,200

7,549,619 1798 68,551,700 61,527,097 7,024,603

7,106,061 1799. 79,068,148 78,665,522 402,626

6,610,449 1800. 91,252,768 70,971,780 280,988

8,080,932 1801. 111,363,511 94,115,225 17,247,586

10,750,779 1802. 76,333,333 72,483,160 3,850,173

12,438,235 1803 64,666,666 55,800,033 8,866,633

10,479,417 1804. 85,000,000 77,699,074 7,300,926

11,098,565 1805. 120,000,000 95,566,021 24,433,979

12,936,187 1806. 129,000,000 101,536,963 27,463,037

14,667,698 1807. 138,000,000 108,343,150 29,656,850

15,845,521 1808. 56,990,000 22,430,960 34,559,040

16,363,550 1809. 59,400,000 52,203,231 7,196,769

7,296,020 1810. 85,400,000 66,757,974 18,642,026

8,583,309 1811. 53,400,000 61,316,831

7,916,831 13,313,222 1812. 77,030,000 38,527,236 38,502,764

8,958,777 1813 22,005,000 27,855,997

5,850,997 13,224,623 1814. 12,965,000 6,927,441 6,037,553

5,998,772 1815. 113,041,274 52,557,753 60,483,521

7,282,942 1816. 147,103,000 81,920,452 65,182,548

36,306,874 99,250,000 87,671,569 11,578,431

26,283,318 121,750,000 93,281,133 28,468,867

17,176,385 1819 87,125,000 70,142,521 16,982,479

211,283,608 1820. 74,450,000 69,691,669 4,758,331

15,005,612 1821. 62,585,724 64,974,382

2,389,638 15, 155,418 1822. 82,241,541 72,160,281 10,081,260

21,219,116 1823 77,579,267 74,699,030 2,880,237

17,7 17,830 1824, 80,519,007 75,986,6571 4,562,350

20,215,059 1825. 96,310,075 99,535,388

3,195,313 25,387,904 1826. 84,974,477 77,595,322 7,379,155

18,997,478 1827 79,481,068 82,324,827

2,840,759 22,378,046 1828. 88,509,824 72,26 1,686 16,245,138

24,890,337 1829 74,492,227 72,358,671 2,133,856

22,296,512 1830. 70,876,920 73,8 19,508'

2,972,588 22,833,573 1831. 103,191,124 81,310,583 21,880,541

30,312,851 1832. 101,029,266 87,176,943 3,852,323

21,188,890 1833 108,181,311 90,140,433 18,040,878

14,797,782 1834. 126,521,332 104,336,972 22,184,360

13,458,111 1835. 149,893,742 121,693,577 28,202,165

21,532,272 1836. 189,980,035 128,663,040 61,316,995

26,325,839 1837. 140,989,217 117,419,376 23,469,841

13,315,129 1838. 113,7 17,404 108,486,616 5,230,788

15,373,238 1839 162,092,132 121,028,416 41,063,716

20.560,439 1810. 107,141,519 132.085,946

24,944,427 10,159,339 1841. 127,946,477 121,851,803 6,094,674

15,516,589 1842. 100,162,087 104,69 1,534

4,529,447 12,780,173 1843*. 64,763,799 84,346,480

19,582,681 6,132,272 1844. 108,435,035 111,200,046

2,715,001 26,183,570 1845... 117,254,564 114,646,606

2,607,959 27,528,112 The commercial year of 1813 consisted of only nine months, and the fiscal year of only six months. This will account for the diminished imports and exports of that year. It is also worthy of remark, that the fiscal year of 1813 not only consisted of six months, but of that liall of the yoar when the importations are generally the least ; and hence the great falling off of the revenue. The facts above stated arose from the change of the commercial and fiscal year.

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