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ACTS OF CONGRESS creating the Statistical Office of the State Department.
Be it enacted by the Senale and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to lay before Congress, annually, at the commencement of its session, in a compendious form, all such changes and modifications in the commercial systems of other nations, whether by treaties, duties on imports and exports, or other regulations, as shall have come to the knowledge of the department.
Approved August 16, 1842.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in addition to the changes and modifications in the commercial systems of other nations, now required by said act, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to lay before Congress, annually, within sixty days after the commencement of each ordinary session, as a part of said report, all other commercial information communicated to the State Department by consular and diplomatic agents of this government abroad, or con. tained in the official publications of other governments, which he shall deem sufficiently important. .
Approved August 18, 1856.
CONTENTS OF PART I.
Bay of Islands, (N. Z.) General com-
Paris. General commercial statistics
tions," commercial statistics.....
port, immigration, customs duties.
Montreal Cana lian tariff..........,
Demarara, (British Guiana.) General
commercial information, immigra-
Port Mahon. General information..
Havana. General and commercial
United States treaty with Turkey.... 547
Alexandria. General and annual re-
Cyprus. Commercial report, general St. Domingo. General information. 649
Nagasaki. Silk products..
Comayagua and Tegucigalpo. Gen-
Treaty with Portugal............... 621 | Para. General and annual reports..