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of the American Almanac respectfully invites his correspondents in the several States to communicate such errors as they may detect in these tables, and they will be republished in the volume for 1848 in a revised and perfect condition. The object here is to give only a summary of the facts, so as to afford the means of comparing the States with each other. Their financial condition is shown at much greater length under the head of " Individual States." Official returns published in this work for 1843, (page 135) showed that the total of the debts of the States in 1842 was $198,818,736. It is apparent, then, that there has been no great reduction of these debts.
The Colleges marked (*) are under the direction of the Baptists ; thus (t) Episcopalians; thus(t) Methodists; thua(}) Catholics. With respect to the Colleges which are unmarked) the prevailing religious influence of those that are in the New England States is Congregationalism; of most of the others, Presbyterianism.
By students in the above tabte, except a few of the Colleges In the Southern and -Western States, is meant undergraduates, or members of the four collegiate classes; not including surh as are pursuing professional education, or such as arc members of a preparatory department. Some of the Colleges above enumerated arc not in full operation; and scarcely deserve a place in the table.
The column of Libraries includes the number of volumes in the College Libraries and ia the Students' Libraries.