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Skillman, W. D. The Western Metropolis; or St. Louis in 1846 . St. Louis: W.D. Skillman, 1846. [format: book], [genre: advertisement; catalogue; history; guidebook; ledger; report]. Permission: St. Louis Mercantile Library
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State of Missouri.

Government.

  Term Ends. Salary.
JOHN C. EDWARDS, Governor, Nov., 1848. $2,000
James Young, Lieut. Governor, do.  
Falkland H. Martin, Secretary of State, and Superintendent of Common Schools, Nov., 1849. 1,300
Wm. Munroe, of Jefferson, Auditor Pub. Ac. " 1849. 1,600
Peter G. Glover, do Treasurer " 1847. 1,350
Benj. F. Stringfellow, do., Attorney General, " 1849. 750
George W. Huston, Register of Lands, " 1849. 1,250
Gustavus A. Parson, of Jefferson, Adjutant General, 100
George W. Miller, do., Quartermaster General, 100
Frederick Conway, of St. Louis, Surveyor General, 1,500
Ferdinand Kennett, do., Pres't Bank of Missouri.  
Henry Shurlds. do., Cashier do 2,000

The Lieutenant Governor is, ex officio, President of the Senate, and receives $4,50 per day, while presiding over the Senate: and the pay of the Speaker of the House is the same. The Senators are chosen every fourth year, and the Representatives every second year. Their pay is $3 per day. The Legislature meets at Jefferson City, biennially, on the fourth Monday in November. O. F. Jackson,..............Speaker of the House.

Judiciary.

SUPREME COURT.

  Salary.
Priestly H. McBride, of Jefferson, Presiding Judge, $1,100
Wm. B. Napton, do. Associate Judge, 1,100
Wm. Scott, do. do 1,100

The Supreme Court is held at the city of Jefferson. This Court exercises appellate jurisdiction from the Circuit Court, and has original jurisdiction in cases of habeas corpus, mandamus, &c.

CIRCUIT COURTS.

Judges.   Salary.
James W. Morrow, 1st Circuit $1,000
John D. Leland, 2d do 1,000
Ezra Hunt, 3d do 1,000
Addison Reese, 4th do 1,000
John F. Ryland, 5th do 1,000
A. A. King, 6th do 1,000
F. P. Wright, 7th do 1,000
John M. Krum, 8th do 1,000
John H. Stone, 9th do 1,000
John D. Cook, 10th do 1,000
Jas. M. Clark, 11th do 1,000
Sol. H. Leonard, 12th do 1,000
Charles S. Yancey, 13th do 1,000
Charles H. Allen, 14th do 1,000

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Attorneys. Salary.
B. F. Stringfellow, 1st Circuit $750 and fees.
James Gordon, 2d do 250 do.
George H. Buckner, 3d do 250 do.
James C. Abernathy, 4th do 250 do.
Robert Smart, 5th do 250 do.
George W. Dunn, 6th do 250 do.
Thomas Ruffin, 7th do 250 do.
Miron Leslie, 8th do 250 do.
John S. Brickey, 9th do 250 do.
Albert Jackson, 10th do 250 do.
W. Halliburton, 11th do 250 do.
John T. Coffee, 13th do 250 do.
P. O. Minor, 14th do 250 do.

A Circuit Court for each county is held twice in each year. The jurisdiction of the Circuit Court extends to all matters of tort and contract over ninety dollars, where the demand is liquidated, and over fifty dollars where the agreement is parol. It has extensive criminal jurisdiction, and superintending control over the County Courts and Justices of the Peace, subject to the correction of the Supreme Court. The Judges of the Supreme and Circuit Courts are nominated by the Governor, and confirmed by the Senate; and they hold their offices during good behavior, though not beyond sixty-five years of age.

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF ST. LOUIS.

Montgomery Blair, of St. Louis, Judge. Salary $2,000.

CRIMINAL COURT OF ST. LOUIS.

A. W. Manning, of St. Louis, Judge. Salary $1,000.

This is a local tribunal, established for the purpose of exercising criminal jurisdiction only in the county of St. Louis. An appeal lies to the Supreme Court. The Judge is appointed by the concurrent vote of the two Houses of the General Assembly; and he holds his office during good behavior.

COUNTY COURTS.

The jurisdiction of the County Courts is limited to matters of probate and local county affairs, as roads, &c. A County Court sits in each County, and is composed of three Justices, who are elected by the people, and hold their offices for four years. An appeal lies to the Circuit Court.

Times of holding Courts in Missouri, from and after August 1st, 1845.

SUPREME COURT.

Four terms annually at Jefferson City, as follows:

For cases taken up from the county of St. Louis, on the 3d Monday in March and October.

For all cases taken up from any other county, on the 2d Monday in January and 1st Monday in July.

CIRCUIT COURTS.

Adair — First Monday in April and September.
Andrew — Third Monday in March and September.
Atchison — First Monday in do. do.

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Audrain — Fourth Monday in April and October.
Barry — Second Monday after fourth in April and October.
Bates — First Monday in April and October.
Benton — Fourth Monday in May and November.
Boone — Third Monday in March and August.
Buchanan — Fourth Monday in March and September.
Caldwell — First Monday after fourth in April and October.
Callaway — Second Monday in April and October.
Camden — Second Monday after fourth in March and September.
Cape Girardeau — Fourth Monday in May and November.
Carroll — Third Monday in March and second in October.
Cedar — First Monday after fourth in March and September.
Chariton — For 1845, second Monday in October; afterwards, second Monday in March and August.
Clark — Second Monday in May and October.
Clay — First Monday in March and fourth in September.
Clinton — Wednesday before first Monday in March and before fourth Monday in September.
Cole — Third Monday in February and August.
Cooper — First Monday in March and September.
Crawford — Fourth Monday in April and September.
Dade — Second Monday in April and October.
Dallas (formerly Niangua) — Third Monday in March and September.
Davies — Thursday after fourth Monday in April and October.
De Kalb — Fourth Monday in April and October.
Dunklin — Second Monday after fourth in April and October.
Franklin — First Monday after fourth in March and September.
Gasconade — Third Monday in March and September.
Gentry — First Thursday after second Monday in March and September.
Green — Third Monday after fourth in April and October.
Grundy — Second Monday in April and September.
Harrison — Thursday after third Monday in April and October.
Henry — Third Monday after fourth in March and September.
Hickory — Second Monday in March and September.
Holt — First Thursday after first Monday in March and September.
Howard — First Monday in June and December.
Jackson — Third Monday in March and September.
Jasper — Fourth Monday in April and October.
Jefferson — Fourth Monday in May and November.
Johnson — Second Monday in April and October.
Knox — First Monday in May and October.
Lafayette — First Monday after fourth in April and October.
Lawrence — Third Monday in April and October.
Lewis — Third Monday in May and October.
Lincoln — Fourth Monday in April and September.
Linn — First Monday after fourth in April and September.
Livingston — First Monday in April and September.
Macon — First Monday in May and November.
Madison — Second Monday in April and October.

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Marion — First Monday in March and August.
Mercer — Third Monday in April and September.
Miller — Third Monday after fourth in March and September.
Mississippi — First Monday after fourth in March and September.
Moniteau — Fourth Monday in March and August.
Monroe — Third Monday in April and September.
Montgomery — Second Monday in April and September.
Morgan — First Monday after fourth in March and September.
New Madrid — First Thursday after third Monday in March and September.
Newton — First Monday after fourth in April and October.
Nodaway — Second Monday in March and September.
Oregon — Fourth Monday in May and October.
Osage — First Monday in May and November.
Ozark (formerly Decatur) — First Monday after fourth in May and October.
Perry — Second Monday in May and November.
Pettis — Third Monday in April and October.
Pike — First Monday in April and September.
Platte — First Monday in April and October.
Polk — Fourth Monday in March and September.
Pulaski — Fourth Monday after fourth in May and October.
Putnam — First Thursday after third Monday in April and September.
Ralls — Fourth Monday in March and August.
Randolph — Second Monday in May and November.
Ray — second Monday in March and first in October.
Reynolds — Second Monday in May and October.
Ripley — Third Monday in May and October.
St. Charles — First Monday after fourth in April and September.
St. Clair — Second Monday after fourth in March and September.
St. Francois — First Monday in May and November.
St. Genevieve — Third Monday in May and November.
St. Louis — Third Monday in April and November.
Saline — Fourth Monday in April and October.
Schuyler — First Thursday after first Monday in April and September.
Scotland — First Thursday after first Monday in May and October.
Scott — Second Monday in March and September.
Shannon — First Monday in May and October.
Shelby — Fourth Monday in April and September.
Stoddard — First Monday after fourth in April and October.
Sullivan — Fourth Monday in April and September.
Taney — Fourth Monday after fourth in April and October.
Texas — Third Monday after fourth in May and October.
Van Buren — Fourth Monday in March and September.
Warren — Third Monday in April and September.
Washington — Third Monday in April and October.
Wayne — Fourth Monday in April and October.
Wright — Second Monday after fourth in May and October.

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JUDICIAL CIRCUITS.

First — Osage, Cole, Cooper, Morgan, Miller, Camden, and Moniteau.

Second — Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Howard, Randolph, and Macon.

Third — Marion, Ralls, Pike, Lincoln, St. Charles, Warren, and Montgomery.

Fourth — Monroe, Shelby, Lewis, Clark, Knox, Scotland, Adair, and Schuyler.

Fifth — Clinton, Clay, Ray, Carroll, Harrison, De Kalb, Davies, and Caldwell.

Sixth — Jackson, Lafayette, Johnson, Saline, Pettis, Van Buren, and Bates.

Seventh — Dallas, Polk, Cedar, St. Clair, Henry, Benton, and Hickory.

Eighth — St. Louis.

Ninth — Gasconade, Franklin, Washington, St. Francois, St. Genevieve, Jefferson, and Perry.

Tenth — New Madrid, Mississippi, Dunklin, Stoddard, Scott, Cape Girardeau, Madison, and Wayne.

Eleventh — Chariton, Grundy, Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan, Livingston and Linn.

Twelfth — Atchison, Holt, Nodaway, Gentry, Andrew, Buchanan, and Platte.

Thirteenth — Dade, Lawrence, Jasper, Newton, Barry, Greene, and Taney.

Fourteenth — Crawford, Shannon, Reynolds, Ripley, Oregon, Ozark, Wright, Texas, and Pulaski.

ST. LOUIS COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.

First Monday in February, and 3d Monday in September.

ST. LOUIS CRIMINAL COURT.

First Monday in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

ST. LOUIS PROBATE COURT.

First Monday in March, June, September, and December.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY COURT.

First Monday in March, June, September, and December.

Finances of Missouri.

Amount of State Debt,... $997,000. Interest on Debt,.. $75,500.
The balance remaining in the Treasury on the first of October, 1842, was $41,356.36
The amount received daring the two fiscal years ending September 30, 1844 393,953.46
Making the sum of $435,309.82
There has been disbursed during the above period, the sum of $376,987.40
Amount of wolf-scalp certificates burnt, 9,628.00
  $386,615.40
Balance, October, 1844 48,694.42

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Census of the State of Missouri, taken in 1844.
       
Counties. White Population. Free persons of color. Slaves. Total.
Adair 4,600 1 84 4,685
Andrew 8,565 12 444 9,021
Audrain 2,290 2 295 2,587
Barry 4,211   198 4,409
Bates 2,921 4 106 3,031
Benton 5,114 10 537 5,667
Boone 10,998 28 3,264 14,290
Buchanan 9,734 10 488 10,238
Caldwell 1,470   113 1,583
Callaway 9,175 22 3,309 12,506
Camden 2,466   155 2,621
Cape Girardeau 9,284 44 1,431 10,759
Carroll 3,336 2 438 3,806
Chariton 4,905 24 1,374 6,303
Clark (estimated) 2,386   382 2,768
Clay 7,065 11 2,207 9,283
Clinton 5,733 4 402 6,139
Cole (estimated) 10,581 19 1,461 12,062
Cooper 8,446 14 2,529 10,989
Crawford 3,952   215 4,167
Dade 5,541 70 297 5,848
Davies 5,140 3 195 5,338
Decatur 2,310   8 2,318
Franklin 8,289 33 1,318 9,640
Gasconade 3,346   884 3,430
Greene 7,708 6 936 8,650
Grundy 3,709   157 3,866
Henry 3,268 5 713 3,996
Holt 3,406   72 3,478
Howard 9,235 47 3,975 12,257
Jackson 8,060 16 2,032 10,114
Jasper 2,809   141 2,950
Jefferson 5,248 21 366 5,235
Johnson 5,257 11 659 5,927
Lafayette 6,654 46 2,998 9,698
Lewis 3,941 20 875 4,836
Lincoln 6,547 8 1,792 8,347
Linn 5,459 3 307 4,859
Livingston 3,536 2 243 3,781
Macon 4,586   194 4,780
Madison 3,299 20 506 3,825
Marion 7,969 28 2,439 10,436
Miller 2,859 4 159 3,022
Monroe 7,577 8 1,762 9,349
Montgomery 3,856 19 873 4,748
Morgan 4,861 4 159 3,456

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CENSUS — Continued.

Counties. White Population. Free persons of color. Slaves. Total.
New Madrid 3,205 4 925 4,134
Newton 5,108 21 282 5,411
Niangua 2,666 2 131 2,799
Osage 5,505 4 301 5,810
Platte 12,184 43 1,768 13,994
Perry 5,810 19 840 6,669
Pettis 3,244 1 678 3,923
Pike 8,905 21 2,905 11,831
Polk 6,097 7 367 6,471
Pulaski 3,323   75 3,398
Ralls 4,634 17 1,201 5,852
Randolph 6,793 27 2,821 8,631
Ray 7,925 8 1,195 9,128
Ripley 2,365 1 53 2,419
St. Charles 7,722 15 1,809 9,546
St. Clair 3,005   377 3,382
St. Francois 3,245 20 605 3,870
Ste. Genevieve 4,026 77 553 4,556
St. Louis 42,483 673 4,512 47,668
Saline 4,654 6 2,095 6,755
Scotland 4,513   331 4,844
Scott (estimated) 6,272 19 1,132 7,423
Shannon 2,560   61 2,621
Shelby 2,671 14 473 3,158
Stoddard 3,859 1 69 3,929
Taney 3,193 1 93 3,286
Van Buren 5,178 1 417 5,596
Warren 4,186 3 777 4,966
Washington 6,256 23 937 7,216
Wayne 4,438 6 338 4,782
Wright 3,622   56 3,678
Total 440,086 1,551 70,300 511,937

Colleges in Missouri.

ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY, founded in 1832; J. Van de Velde, President; thirteen instructors; ten alumni; 146 students; 7,900 volumes in the Library. This institution is under the charge of Roman Catholics, and is in a flourishing condition.

ST. MARY'S COLLEGE, at Cape Girardeau, under the charge of the Catholics, founded in 1830; Hector Figari, C. M., President; five instructors; 2,500 volumes in Library.

MASONIC COLLEGE, Marion County; J. W. Smith, President: founded 1831: five teachers, forty-five students.

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY, Columbia: John H. Lathrop, President; founded, 1840.

SAINT CHARLES COLLEGE, Methodist, St. Charles: founded 1839; five teachers; eighty-five students.

FAYETTE COLLEGE, Fayette: Archibald Peterson, President; seventy-five students.

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