MERCHANT'S & PLANTERS MESSENGER
SOUTHERN AND WESTERN
JOURNAL OF PROGRESS,
HON. J. C. G. KENNEDY,
LATE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CENSUS, ASSISTED BY
EDITOR OF THE MARYLAND GAZETTEER, &C., &C.
A MAGAZINE FOR THE DESK OF
MERCHANTS, PLANTERS, AND THE HOMES OF BUSINESS MEN.
Devoted to Trade, Commerce, Navigation, Banking, Mining, Manufacturing, Internal
Improvements, Canals, Railroads, Agriculture, Education, Events of the Day, Home and
Foreign ; the Proceedings of Congress. Acts of Government, and the development of the
Internal Resources of the Country. It will be the constant aims and untiring efforts of the
Editors to make the Journal of Progress a Repository of the latest Information INDISPEN
SABLE to the Statesman, Political Economist, Jurist, Financier. Banker, Broker. ME-
CHANIC, Inventor, MANUFACTURER and TARMER. It will be found peculiarly
suited to the wants of the MERCHANT and BUSINESS Man; it contains a department
upon the value of Bank Notes and their genuineness, corrected monthly: state of the Mar-
kets in the several Large Cities, the progress and prospects of Crops, supply, demand;
PRICES CURRENT; A RAILROAD REPORTER, giving a comprehensive view of those
great highways of Commerce and Travel, with the distances and fare, arranged as diverg-
ing from the Principal Cities. Political only to the extent of maintaining the Union, de-
veloping the resources and defending the sovereignty of the States. Soon to commence a
series of Historical Sketches of the Commercial CITIES and Large Towns of the South-
ern and Western States, embracing a review of their History, progress, population, exhibit-
ing their ADVANTAGES, &c. On this point we shall be happy to receive communica
turns from our Friends throughout the country, believing that the constant publication
of such facts will be of immense benefit to the places thus described. The first City in
these Series will be New Orleans, with a large and beautiful view, superbly engraved, at
very heavy expense, expressly for the Journal, St. Louis, Richmond, Mobile, Charleston,
Savannah, Nashville, Louisville, and others will follow. Will also be commenced as soon
as possible, The Union Gallery of Portraits and Biographies of individuals who have by
industry, energy, integrity and business tact, achieved the position at the bead of their re-
spective classes. Many have fought the great battle of life without aid or even sympathy,
and their History will enforce the great lesson to new beginners, that few things are im-
possible to the resolute will, under guidance of a direct and straightforward principle ;
thus we hope to collect such information as may effect the interests of the Business com-
munity, and to present in a form available for reference, and convenient for preservation.
Subscription only $2 per annum if paid in advance.
Agents wanted in every County of every State for this Journal, on which a liberal
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and the Post Master of the Town. No other application noticed. Specimen numbers sent
to any part of the country on application. Proprietors of Newspapers publishing this
Prospectus, and calling attention to it in their editorial columns will receive the Journal in
exchange. All communications to be forwarded to Journal of Progress, Richmond, Va.
James S. Nason, General Agent for Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, 73 Balti-
more Street, Baltimore. For sale by all Booksellers.