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tribution to the public service, vails in Europe, has essentially subjected to no rent, or house- diminished the once almost imcosts or charges of a commercial measurable extent of American establishment, nor taxes, nor im- Commerce, the Farmers and the positions, for the support of the Manufacturers of Connecticut, by government.
gradual advances, have all acquiYour committee, therefore, refer this subject to the most se
red a competence, and many of rious attention of the society, them ample fortunes. It reminds that the most suitable means of one of the situation of Englishinvestigation may be adopted to men in the prosperous reign of substantiate its truth, and to pro- Elizabeth, so happily described cure relief."
in the celebrated
Queen Bess." MANUFACTORIES OF CON
“ Good neighbourhood was then too, as NECTICUT.
plenty as good Beef,
vir, Our preceding Numbers, and The poor; from the rich, never wanted for
relief, Sir; a considerable portion of this, while inerry went the mill-clack, the have been devoted to the all-im- And honest men could live by the sweat
shuttle and the plough, Sir,
of their brow, Sir, portant subject of MANUFAC. TURE. Although fully impress
To the Manufacturers of Coned with the boundless importance necticut, may say—The of this great source of individual clouds which but a few years wealth, and national indepen- since, threatened you with adverdence, we frankly confess, that, sity, are rapidly dispelling by the when we commenced this publi- sun of prosperity. It is not excation, we were not aware of its travagant to anticipate the time immense magnitude. An atten- when Connecticut will become tive perusal of the Report of the Manchester--the Birmingham, Hamilton--the Address of the and the Sheffield of our great ReAmerican Society, organized in public. Already our southern the city of New-York—their Re- and western brethren, are clad port-their Address to Mr. Mon- in your woollens and cottonsroe, and occasional visits at many they ride in your coaches, chaises, of the numerous manufactories in and waggonsthey cultivate Connecticut, have produced in their land with your ploughs, and our minds, not only admiration other farming utensils-and ere but astonishment. While the long, perhaps, they will eat their peace, which now happily pre- food with your knives and forks,
We have, from personal exam- ticable, extend your reply to the ination, and a few communica county and state?
2. What amount of capital has tions, obtained descriptions of a actually been invested in each number of manufactories, and manufacturing establishment ? shall hereafter insert them. The there in each cotton and woollen
3. What number of spindles are following Circular from the New- manufactory; what number now in York Society, to a gentleman in actual operation; and what number this city, and'obligingly furnished in the present establishments ?
could be operated with convenience us by an highly esteemed and 4. What number of looms are respectable patron, is inserted to now employed; and what number
would be required if each factory show the objects of enquiry in
was in full operation ? regard to Connecticut manufac 5. What is the amount of raw matories. We again, urgently so-terials, in quantity and value, usuallicit gentlemen to communicate factory, and what quantity and va
ly wrought annually in each manuto us, accounts of their establisb-lue would be required if in full opements.
6. What description and amount « SIR
of articles, at the average price, The object of the American So- since the late peace, does each ciety is to promote Domestic Manu- manufactory annually produce; and factures, as essentially connected what amount would be produced if with the best interests of these Uni- in full operation ? ted States.
7. What number of persons (de. It is important for the Society to signating men, women, and chil. acquire correct information (as far dren,) are employed in each manuas it is practicable) of the actual factory; and what number would be situation of the Manufactories in required, if in full operation ? this country. We therefore, their 8. Who are the agents of each Corresponding Committee, take the manufactory; and who are influenliberty of requesting your particu- tial persons who take an interest in lar attention and reply to the fol- the object of this Society, and what lowing questions.
their proper address ? We would, however, first ob As such information is nece sary, serve, that when we speak of Manu- that the Society may have it in their factories in general, we include those power to state facts instead of conof Iron, Gold, Silver, Brass, Copper, jectures, we beg leave to suggest T'in, Lead, Wool, Flax, Hemp, Cot- the expediency, and to solicit the ton, Silk, Paper, Furs, Leather, favour of your opening a corresGlass, Clay, Wood, Stone, and all pondence with such persons as posother materials which come in com- sess information on the above quespetition with, or that are proper tions, in every town in your vicinisubstitues for, imported articles. ty. Replies may conveniently be
1. What are the description and given in the form of schedules. number of Manufactories within While we solicit these favours, vour town and vicinity ; and if prac- we shall be gratified at all times in
reciprocating them as far as it is in their interests may be best
promoour power ; and hope by these ted, will be thankfully received, means to be enabled, at no distant By Yours, Respectfully, period, to give substantially a re- JOSEPH SMITH, Corresport of the actual state of the manu
Chairman, ponding facturing interest in this country : MARTIN W. BRETT, Commitand as the interchange of ideas on
Secretary, tee. this subject cannot but be highly fa N: B. Communications may be vourable to the great object we have directed to Mr. MARTIN W. BRETT, in view, any suggestion, either as Secretary to the Corresponding to the improvement in the manu Committee, New-York. factures, or the means by which
Al isceCCaucous Department.
MAN-PLEAS'D WITH VARIETY, MUST BE INDULG'D.
HARTFORD SAVING BANK.
PERHAPS no town in Ameri-, of this publication, never derived ca, containing the same popula- the least benefit or injury from tion as Hartford, has amongst its them, nor did he ever bestow the citizens, a greater number of So- least favour upon them. If they cieties established for Religious, have perverted these institutions, Moral, Agricultural, Manufuctu- from the design of the national ring, Humane, and Benevolent ob- or state legislatures, in creating jects.
them--to the People and the LeWe cannot enumerate them all gislature are they accountable. in this place. The institution if they have made them a source mentioned at the beginning of of individual speculation, instead this article, we esteem amongst of the advancement of the public the best of them all, for it ena. utility, let them account for their bles our citizens, from its saluta- conduct to a frowning public, and ry operation, to aid them all, and to an independent legislature. to aid those who deposite their
The institution now under consavings in the hands of this So-sideration, although, sometimes ciety.
denominated a Bank, scarcely We are not amongst those who has a single feature that resemrail indiscriminately against all bles them, as at present organibanking institutions. The Editor'zed and conducted. There, the
favoured few are permitted to de- / to say, that he who never begins posite their thousands, and from to save, will never possess any their thousands to make millions thing. But it is really a fact, out of the people. Here, the ma- that the person, who has but a ny are permitted to deposite any pittance of property, is much sum from one dollar to two hun- more lavish of it, than one who dred, in the hands of an associa- has began a little fund. He tion where it will be safe, and then begins to attach a value to where it will be constantly accu- property, and wishes to enhance mulating. There, the man of it. The man who would have princely fortune, is enabled to spent his last ten dollars, in susadd to the wealth in which he al- pending a gold seal to a ribbon ready rolls. Here, the President chain attached to a silver watch, and Trustees, are precluded from will lay it up, as the familiar deriving the least benefit from the phrase is, for a rainy day. He institution have no salaries, and who would expend his only thoucannot even be borrowers from sand in setting up a tandem, and the fund under their management. in driving at length, will deposite But let the Banks manage their it somewhere. own affairs in their own way Without extending this article let their stock-holders riot in the farther, we must say that we are spoils of the people, if the peo- amongst the admirers of the "Saple choose to be spoiled-I am ving Bank," and present a pledge speaking of the Saving Bank; and of its excellence, in giving the can hardly speak of it in the names of its managers, and the terms of admiration I could wish. plan of its operations.
Ed. Here, the widow, anxious for the future welfare of her off
HARTFORD, spring, may deposite all her mites Its Ofice is established at the Statefor their future benefit. Here, House, and will be open evethe poor and industrious labour ry Wednesday, from 2 till 5 ers, of both sexes, who
o'clock, P. M.
PRESIDENT, their subsistence by the labour of
their hands, may safely deposite DANIEL WADSWORTH, Esq. their surplus earnings, and safely
Ward Woodbridge, rely upon a faithful management
James H. Wells, of them,
Michael Olcott, It would almost excite a smile John T. Peters,
SAVING SOCIETY IN THE CITY OF
Deposits or monies put in, will be Michael Bull,
received from any person, as low as Charles Sigourney,
one dollar; and when any person's John Russ,
payments or deposits shall amount to Jeremiah Brown,
Three Dollars, they will be put on
interest. Isaac Perkins,
No business can be done at the ofDavid Watkinson,
fice but on Wednesdays, from 2 till William Ely.
5 o'clock, P. M. This regulation TRUSTEES.
will save expense to those who put Cyprian Nichols,
in their money, as the Treasurer, Mason F. Cogswell, (who is the only officer who reHenry Hudson,
ceives any compensation for serviSamuel Tudor, Jun.
ces,) can do the business cheaper,
when only 3 hours Russel Bunce,
week James B. Hosmer,
required, than he could if 3 or even 1
hour each day were to be employed. Charles Hosmer,
Twice every year, namely, on Thomas Day,
the first Wednesdays of June and George Goodwin, Jun.
December, a dividend or payment Lorenzo Bull,
of Interest, of two and a half per James R. Woodbridge, cent. will be made.
This will aJames M. Goodwin, mount to five dollars on every hunJoseph B. Gilbert,
dred, every year, and so a proporJohn Butler,
tionable sum, for any sum less or Henry Kilbourne
more than one hundred dollars. Christopher Colt,
Although only five per cent. is Theodore Pease, *
promised yearly, yet every third Barzillai Hudson, Jun.
year, all the extra income which Roderick Terry,
has not before been paid and divid
ed, will be divided to the depositors Horace Burr,
in proportion to the time and amount George Beach,
of their deposits, according to the Normand Smith,
by-laws ; and nothing will be deThomas K. Brace,
ducted from this extra income but Jesse Savage.
the actual expenses paid for rent, James M. Goodwin, Secretary. stationary, printing, and the TreasElisha Colt, Treasurer.
The Trustees will take no pay The design of this institution is, to afford those who are desirous of for their services, having undertaksaving their money, the means of en the business solely to promote employing it to advantage, without the welfare of those who may put running the risque of losing, by lend- their money into the Society.
Dividends not called for within ing it to individuals, who by misfortune or fraud, pay neither interest three months from the declaration, nor principal. To promote so de- shall be added to the principal, and sirable a purpose the following rules thereafter be entitled to dividends and regulations have been adopted. as original deposits. And when a
deposit is made, the depositor may * Deceased, universally lamented. designate the time for which it is Vol. I.