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Results from America's first census... Thoughts on slavery...



Item # 643755

September 10, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 10, 1791 

* 1st Census of the United States (results)
* 18th century original


Page 3 contains a rather small report under the heading: "The Number Of Souls" which reports the result of the first census ever taken in the United States, a result of the Act of Congress from 1790 which authorized it. A census has been conducted every ten years since that time. This report notes 3,919,023 people, but not including: "...the states of South Carolina, and Vermont, the South Western and North-Western Territories from which no accurate returns have been made to the Secretary of State, are estimated to contain 360,000...".
The ftpg. has an interesting article prefaced with: "I doubt not out every circumstance that respects the advocates of slavery will find a place in your impartial paper--the following will serve to shew the principle of those whose principle it is to enslave that unhappy part of mankind, who have the misfortune to have a black skin."
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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