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census. through the Post
post office, any papers or documents relating to the census, by papers and docuwriting thereon Official business, census," and subscribing menthe
, the same with the addition to his name of marshal, or assistant, office is free; " for as the case may be; but this privilege shall extend to nothing transmitting
blanks, &c., but documents and papers relating to the census, which shall appropʻiation of pass free; and the sum of twelve thousand dollars is hereby ap
$12,000 is made. propriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise ap. propriated for the purpose of covering the expense of transmitting the blanks and other matter through the mail, to be paid to the Post Office Department.
Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That if in any of the Ter Where the popuritories or places where the population is sparse, the officers of officers and oth the army or any persons thereto belonging, can be usefully em- the army to give ployed in taking the census, the Secretary of War is hereby di- necessary aid. rected to afford such aid if it can be given without prejudice to the public service.
Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of The Secretary the Interior is hereby required to carry into effect the provisions quired to provide of this act, and to provide blanks and distribute the same among tribute them 10 the marshals, so that the enumeration may commence on the the marshals. first day of June next, and be taken with reference to that day in each and every district and subdivision of districts; to draw up and distribute at the same time printed instructions, defining and explaining the duties of such as collect the statistics, and the limits by which such duties are circumscribed, in a clear and intelligible manner; to see also that all due diligence is employed by the marshals and assistants to make return of their respective doings-completed, at the times herein prescribed; and, further, as the returns are so made, to cause the same to be classified and arranged in the best and most convenient manper for use, and lay the same before Congress at the next session thereof. And to enable him the better to discharge these duties he is hereby authorized and required to appoint a suitable and competent person as superintending clerk, who Superintending shall under his direction have the general inanagement of mat- officers
ized. ters appertaining thereto, with the privilege of franking and receiving free of charge all official documents and letters con. nected therewith; and the said Secretary shall also appoint such clerks and other officers as may be necessary from time to time for the efficient management of said service. And the compensation to be allowed and paid to the officers connected with the Census office, shall be as follows: For the superintending clerk two thousand five hundred dollars per annuin in full for his services; and for other assistants and clerks the compensation usually paid for similar sei vices 'to be fixed and allowed by the Secretary of the Interior. Provided, That no salary to a subordinate clerk under this section shall exceed the sum of one thousand dollars per annum. The blanks and preparatory printing for taking the census shall be prepared and exe. cuted under the direction of the Census Board; the other printing hereafter to be executed as Congress shall direct.
Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That for the purpose of carrying into effect this act, and defraying the preliminary
The marshal to
If no other law
Appropriation. expenses, there is hereby appropriated out of any money in Salary of the Sec: the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, one hundred and fifty
thousand dollars; out of which the said Secretary of the Interior may allow to the person employed as secretary of the Census Board, a compensation after the rate of three thousand dollars per annum during the period he has been in their employ.
Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That whenever a marassistant has per- shal shall certify that an assistant has completed to his satisfacformed his duty. tion, and made return of the subdivision confided to him, and
shall also certify the amount of compensation to which, under the provisions of this act, such assistant is entitled , designating how much for each kind of service, the Secrelary of the Interior shall thereupon cause one-half of the sum so due to be paid to such assistant, and when the returns bave been carefully examined for classification, if found executed in a manner satisfactory, then he shall also cause the other half to be paid. And he shall make payments in the manner and upon like conditions to the several marshals for their services..
SEC. 22. And be it further enacted, That the tables herelo ed part of the act.
annexed, and made part of this act, are numbered from one to six, inclusive.
Sec. 23. And be it further enacted, That if no other law " taking of the cen- be passed providing for the taking of the eighth, or any subseof January of any quent census of the United States, on or before the first day of year, required by January of any year, when, by the Constitution of the United of the U. s., then States, any future enumeration of the inhabitants thereof is re, taken n according quired to be taken , such census shall, in all things, be taken
and completed according to the provisions of this act.
ŞEC. 24. And be it further enacted, That from and after the hundred and thir third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fiftyty-three
mem- three, the House of Representatives shall be composed of two
hundred and thirty-three members, to be apportioned among the
several States in the manner directed in the next section of this.act. Enumeration to Sec. 25. And be it further enacted, That so soon as the portionment de next and each subsequent enumeration of the inhabitants of clared, under the the several States directed by the Constitution of the United Secretary of the States to be taken', shall be completed and returned to the
office of the Department of the Interior, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to ascertain the aggregate repe resentative population of the United States, by adding to the whole number of free persons in all the States, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed,, three-fifths of all other persons; which aggregate population, he shall divide by the number two hundred and : thirty-three, and the product of such division, rejecting any fraction of an unit, if any such happen to remain, shall be the ratio, or rule of apportionment of representatives among the several States under such enumeration: and the said Secretary of the Department of the Interior shall then proceed, in the same manner to ascertain the representative population of each State, and to divide the whole number of the representative population of each State, by the ratio already determined by: him, as above directed; and the product of this last division
to this act.
H. of Reps. to consist of two
be made and
Certificate of the number of
shall be the nurnber of representatives apportioned to such
Sec. 26. And be it further enacted, That when the De-
Statistics in reSec. 27. And he it further enacted, That the Secretary of
gard to hemp, the Interior, in his instructions to the marshals, shall direct that besides dew and the statistics in regard to all other descriptions of hemp, not be taken in the 'embraced in the denomination of dew and water-rotted, shall returns. be taken and estimated in the returns. SCHEDULE 1.--Free INHABITANTS in in the county of
State of enumerated by me, on the day of 1850.
land. Acres of
Sweet, bushels of
| Value of produce of market garden
enumerated by me, on the SCHEDULE 2.-Slave INHABITANTS in
Produce during the year ending June 1, 1850—Continued.
day of SCHEDULE 3.-PRODUCTIONS OF AGRICULTURE in
SCHEDULE 3. Continued.
Age. Sex. Color.
tered during the year
Indian corn, bushels of
Rice, pounds of
lbs. each & Wool, pounds
of | Beans and Peas, bushels of
Fugitives from the State.
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
June 1, 1850.
June 1st, 1850.
Cane Sugar, hhds. of 1,000 pounds
during the year ending June 1st, 1950, as enumerated by me on the
in the county of
idiotic. insane or Deaf and dumb,blind, REMARKS.
| Buckwheat, bushels of
Barley, bushels of Irish, bushels of
Cheese, pounds of | Hay, tons of
Clover seed, bushels of
Other grass seeds, bushels of
Dew rotted, tons of
Water rotted, tons of
) Flaxseed, bushels of
Molasses, gallons of
Honey and Beeswax, pounds of 4 Value of home-made manufactures
SCHEDULE 4.-PRODUCTS OF INDUSTRY in in the county of
SCHEDULE 5. -Socral Statistics of of
, compiled by me,
Name of Aggregate valuatown,coun tion of real and ty, or city, personal estate.
Aggregate amount of taxes
Real estate... $ State.... Person'l estate County
Parish... Total....$ Town....
Road tax $
True valuat'n. $ How paid?
How often Number of Has this season produced
in the county of
and State Assistant.
tax for schools last year,
schools last year, $ Received from public funds for
schools last year, $
What crops are short?
To what extent?
What is the average per year?