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THE

UNITED STATES MAGAZINE,

79VW
CARSI,

AND

DEMOCRATIC REVIEW,

CONDUCTED BY

THOMAS PRENTICE KETTELL.

NEW SERIES.

VOL. XVIII.

NEW-YORK :

No. 142 FULTON-STREET,

1846.

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INDEX TO VOLUME XVIII.

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57 AMERICA in 1846.—The Past–The Future..

116 A Vision of the Night : A Poem. By S. H. Whitman. Administration of Indian Affairs.—1st. Annual Report of the Commission

ers of Indian Affairs, transmitted with the President's Message, 1st
session 29th Congress. T. Barnard. 2d. Notes on the Iroquois ;
or, Contributions to the Statistics, Aboriginal History, Antiquities
and General Ethnology of Western New-York. By Henry R.
Schoolcraft.

333

465 Asdrubal's Wife. By W. H. Hosmer...

474 A Brief Review of the late occurrences in Poland.

Brazil-Sketches of Residence and Travels in, &c. By D. P. Kidder, A .M 444

Critical and Miscellaneous Essays of Alexander H. Everett,..

..126 Commercial Reform.-1st. Annual Report of the Secretary of the Treas

ury of the United States, Dec., 1845—R. J. Walker. 2d. Annual

• Financial Statement of the Minister of England, Sir Robert Peel...214 Captain's Story, The. By W. S. M....

...305 Cromwell and his Times.—1st. Letters and Speeches of Oliver Crom

well. By Thomas Carlyle. 2d. History of the English Revolution
of 1640. By F. Guizot..

..336 China and its Prospective Trade..

..382

Etchings with a Chisel.—The Miraculous Picture_Do not be afraid of

Grace and Beauty-Prince Metternich-By their Fruits ye shall
know them..

...118 English and French Intervention in the Rio de la Plata. By Hon. Caleb Cushing....

..163, 480

Favorite, The. Translated from the German of Johanna Schopenhauer.
By Nathaniel Greene....

..353, 456

Game of North America, The; its Nomenclature, Habits, Haunts, and

Seasons, with Hints on the Science of Woodcraft. By Frank For-
ester. No. II. The Woodcock..

.....17 do. No. III. The Quail..

.130, 187, 282

Horæ Sicilianæ. By Signor Salvatore Abbate E. Migliore....
Hymn. By Hon. Caleb Cushing....

223 ..368

Independent Treasury, The-1st. House Bill. 2d. Report of Senate

Finance Committee---Warehousing Bill-Mints in New-York and
Charleston, S. C.....

.323 Is it the Policy of England to Fight or Trade with the United States ? By Henry Wikoff..

421

James Nayler. By J. G. Whittier....

..193 Jackson. By J. R. Orton..

..288 Knight in Armor, The. A Fragment from the Journal of an Officer. By Mrs. E. F. Ellet.....

..112

Lament for the Old Year. By W. H. C. Hosmer.....

Page
..96

Mystery, The. By R. S. S. Andros...

..30
Manufacture of Wool, Silk, Cotton, and Flax, Ancient and Modern.. ..40
Monthly Financial and Commercial Article.. ..65, 148, 232, 312, 389, 467
Monthly Literary Bulletin..

....78, 158, 240
Marginalia ; embracing Critical Notices of Carlyle, Dr. Cheever, Mr.
Street, Dr. Bush, &c. By Edgar A. Poe...

..268
Man and the Earth. By Mary Orme...

388
Mexico. By Hon. Caleb Cushing..

.444

Prospects of the Legal Profession in America..

....26

Papers of an Old Dartmoor Prisoner. Edited by Nathaniel Hawthorne..31, 97

200, 360, 457

Progress in America ; or, a Speech in Sonnets, on Great Britain and the

United States; not delivered either in Parliament or Congress. By
the author of ". Yemassee," " Life of Marion,” &c....

..91
Polish Revolution of 1830, The. By Major G. Tochman.

...47
Providence. By Miss Mary Orme..

..141
Political Statistics.-Census of New York, by Counties, and the New
Apportionment

...400
Political Statistics.--War Bill, and Vote thereon.

..479

Reflections on the “ Balance of Power;" Rise, Progress and results ;
Application to the New World, &c...

...273
Report of the Secretary of War, &c.—Topographical Bureau of Engi-

neers; Military and Geographical Survey West of the Mississippi ;

Survey of the Lakes, River and Harbor Improvements, &c. ..289
Rosas–Struggle of the Republican against the monarchical principle in the
Argentine Republic. By W. A. Hogg...

..369

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THE RECIPROCAL INFLUENCE OF THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES

AND OF FREE POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS.

“The poor are condemned to n want of that leisure which is necessary for the improve. ment of the mind. They are the predestinated victims of ignorance and prejudice. All the powers they possess are engaged in the pursuit of miserable expedients to protract their existence. Whatever be the prejudice, the weakness, or the superstition of their age and country, they have scarcely any chance to escape from it. It is melancholy to reflect how few moments they can have of complaisance-of exultation-of honest pride, or of joy. Is there not a state of society practicable, in which leisure shall be made the inheritance of every one of its members ?—GODWIN'S ENQUIRER.

The innumerable schemes which, with the enjoyment of an equal freefrom time to time, are making their ap- dom by all his fellow-citizens. pearance in this country for the im All the various orders, sects and provement of its Social Condition, is schools of American meliorists may be about the most conspicuous feature of included under one or another of these our civilization. Corporations are cre- denominations. ated; capital is invested; presses are We can't have labored thus long at established, and, we ought, perhaps, to this our post editorial, with however add, mad-houses filled, in giving expres- indifferent success, without having desion to this fertile enthusiasm.

fined to which of the above classes we These reformers may be divided into affect to belong. We are by no means the following classes, each of which be- unconscious of the obligations of our hold, in their several devices, the most race to the manifold and substantial laimmediate instrumentality for emanci- bors of the spiritualist and the socialist, pating society from sin and grief: and, so far as defining prevailing social

First, the religious reformer, who deformities, to the agrarian. But we looks to spiritual influences entirely for have no faith in the schemes of either man's political and social regeneration. of them for bringing out and setting in

Second, the socialist, who fixes his motion all the progressive tendencies hopes upon an entire re-organization of of a nation. It is not our purpose, howindustry, and the emancipation of the ever, at present, to define the insufcardinal passions.

ficiency of their several systems; first, Third, the agrarian, who requires a because the criticism of others is a very forced and periodical equalization of the imperfect more of advancing one's own landed property of the country among opinions; and, secondly, because we all its inhabitants.

can hardly hope to detain the attention Fourth, the political reformer, who of our readers, even for the space nerelies upon the equalization of the du- cessary to explain, -as it is our wish ties and the rights of all, by the opera- and will be our effort to do—the grounds tion of laws which shall secure to every of our confidence in the efficacy of poman as much freedom as may comport litical agencies, to achieve that final re

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