Abstract of the Census of Massachusetts, 1860; From the Eighth U.S. Census, with Remarks on the Same

Abstract of the Census of Massachusetts, 1860; From the Eighth U.S. Census, with Remarks on the Same

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...that " the proportion or quota "'of each colony, in the bills of credit to be redeemed, should " be determined according to the number of inhabitants of all ages, including negroes and mulattoes, in each colony," and recommended to the several colonies to take measures to secure such an enumeration. Agreeably to this recommendation, a resolve, --providing for such an enumeration of the inhabitants of the colony, --passed the legislature of Massachusetts on the 16th of February, 1776. The schedule adopted included four particulars, as follows: --"The names of the Heads of each Family; the number of White People in each Family; the number of Negroes and Mulattoes in each Family; whole number in each Family." A separate schedule, embracing the same particulars, was provided for the unincorporated places. In a communication reported to the legislature, in 1782, by a committee, reference is made to this census, as follows: " A very accurate account of the number of souls within this Commonwealth, was taken in the year 1776, at which time the whites amounted to 338,627." The only township returns of this census known at the present time, are contained in a manuscript already alluded to, and which is considered credible authority. It gives the total number of whites in that year, as 333,418, including 47,279 belonging to the Province of Maine; or 286,139 in Massachusetts alone. By adding 4,761 as the whole number of blacks, excluding 241 belonging in Maine, --we have 290,900 as the total population of the colony in 1776. It will be seen that the total number of whites reported in the above-mentioned communication, is 5,254 more than that given in the manuscript, --from which the following table has been...show more

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