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I. POPULATION.

TABLE 1. POPULATION ACCORDING TO CENSUS OF 1840.

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COLORED
POPULA.

Total

number of under 15 persons years. under 15

years.

7,699 1,496 3,311 1,778 1,466 1,037 898 835 827

714 20,061

PROVIDENCE Co.

Providence,
N. Providence,
Smithfield,
Cumberland,
Scituate,
Cranston,
Johnston,
Glocester,
Foster,
Burrillville,

Total.
NEWPORT COUNTY.

Newport,
Portsmouth,
Middletown,
Tiverton,
Little Compton,
New Shoreham,
Jamestown,

Total.
WASHINGTON Co.

South Kingstown,
Westerly,
North Kingstown,
Exeter,
Charlestown,
Hopkinton,
Richmond,

Total.
KENT COUNTY.

Warwick,
Coventry,
E. Greenwich,
W. Greenwich,

Total.
BRISTOL COUNTY.

Bristol,
Warren,
Barrington,

Total.

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TABLE 3. POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES ACCORDING TO CENSUS OF 1840.

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501.793 15,3 New Hampshire, 284.574 29.9 Massachusetts,

737.699 98.3 Rhode Island,

108.830 81.2 Connecticut,

309.978 65.0 Vermont,

291.948 28.6 New York,

2.428.921 52.7 New Jersey,

373.306 44.8
Pennsylvania, 1.724.033 39,1
Delaware,

78.085 36.8
Maryland,

469.232 33.6
Virginia,

1.239.797 19.3
North Carolina,

753.419 15.7
(South Carolina 594.398 21.2
Georgia,

590.756 12.8
Mississippi,

352.411 7.3 Tennessee,

829.210 20.7 Kentucky,

779.828 18.5 Ohio,

38.8 Indiana,

685.866 18.5 Illinois,

97.574 1.7 Michigan,

STATES.

Total population.

mile,

Maine,

691.392 11.1 Alabama,

375.651 8.1 Louisiania,

1.519.467

476.183 9.1 Missouri,

383,702 6. Arkansas,

212.267 Dist. of Columbia,

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II. VALUATION. TABLE 4. VALUATION OF PERSONAL AND REAL ESTATE, IN EACH TOWN, IN 1844,

WITH THE AGGREGATE FOR EACH COUNTY AND FOR THE STATE IN 1822.

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TOWNS.

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Real. Aggregate.

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NEWPORT COUNTY.
Newport,

$2.000.000 $1.329.900 $2.094.300 $3.424.200 $3.424.200
Portsmouth, 800.000 75.000 900.000 975.000 975.000
Middletown, 450.000 56.050 613.975 670.025 675.025
Tiverton,

790.000 318.150 *1.274.135 1.592.285 2.082.500 Little Compton, . 500.000 233.450 595.450 828.900 828.900 Jamestown,

350.000 53.100 289.430 342.530 342.530 New Shoreham, . 190.000 24.370 153.127 177.497 177.497 Total, .

5.080.000 2.090.020 5.920.417 8.010.437 8.505.652

Bristol COUNTY.

Bristol,
Warren,

Barrington,
Total, . .

1.500.000 824.500 1.047.300 1.871.800 1.871.800 620.000 595.350 479.350 1.074.700 1.074.700

190.000 61.000 * 173.550 237.550 316.733 2.310.000 1.483.850 1.700.200 3.184.050 3.263.233

PROVIDENCE County.

Providence,
N. Providence,
Cumberland,
Smithfield,
Burrillville,
Glocester,
Foster,
Scituate, .
Johnston,

Cranston,
Total,

9.500.000 10.328.300 12.067.200 22.495.500 22.495.500 1.250.000 902.400 1.047.600 1.950.000 1.950.000

870.000 620.000 +1.378.665 1.998.665 2.343.331 1.800.000 986.432 $1.037.916 2.024.348 3.062.264 650.000 158.500 531.158 689.658 1.034.487 680.000 127.800 716.700 844.500 844.500 630.000 38.040 524.765 562.805 562.805 950.000 109.600 | 860.400 970.000 1.455.000 640.000 44.000 545.000 589.000 883.500 1.000.000 244.150 1.318.350 1.562.500 1.562.500 17.970.000 13.559.222 20.027.754 33.686.976 36.193.887

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Aggregate for State,|32.640.000 18.727.604/34,445.721 53.272.725 58.870.007

Estimated at three-fourths its value. | Estimated at four-fifths its value. Estimated at twothirds its value. Estimated at one-half its value. || Estimated at one-third its value.

The aggregate valuation of personal and real estate in 1822, was made by the assessors of the towns, and revised and corrected by commissioners appointed by the General Assembly. The valuation for 1844 was the basis on which the town tax was assessed in that year. In the last column, real estate is entered at its full value, in order to present a comparative view of the valuation of each town. TABLE 5. COMPARATIVE VIEW OF THE AGGREGATE VALUATION OF DIFFER

ENT STATES, AND THE PROPORTION TO EACH INDIVIDUAL, ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS OF 1840.

Aggregate.

Amount to each individual. Maine, $69,249,424

$138 00 New Hampshire, 90,181,828

317 25 Vermont,

67,512,772

231
Massachusetts,
299,878,329 31

406 50
Connecticut,
100,805,497 36

325 20
Rhode Island,

53,870,007

541
New York,
605,646,095

249

III. FINANCES OF THE STATE.

TABLE 6. INCOME FOR 1844-5. Balance in Treasury, May, 1844,

6,150 00 Tax on capital of Banks,

25,175 00 Interest of permanent School Fund invested in Bank Stock,

2,482 00 Interest on U. S. Surplus Revenue, loaned to banks and towns, and appropriated to schools,

11,577 00 From councils for licences to sell ardent spirits,

3,428 00 From courts for fines, &c.

1,410 00 Tax for exemption from military duty,

3,242 00 Hawking and pedling licences,

3,575 00 Tax on banks for increase of capital,

1,459 00 Income of Pawtucket Turnpike,

2,400 00 Tax on foreign Insurance Companies,

1,125 00 Miscellaneous sources,

2,841 00 Money hired,

25,000 00 Total Receipts, .

$89,879 00 Militia Tax. By law a tax of fifty cents is assessed upon every person liable to do military duty, who does not choose to equip himself and perform the same: the avails of the tax are annually divided among those who volunteer to perform the service specified in the law.

Permanent School Fund. According to the Report of the General Treasurer for May, 1845, the Permanent School Fund created under the Act of 1828, consists of 332 shares of Mechanics Bank Stock, at $50 per share,

$16,600 00 694 Globe

34,700 00

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Total,

51,300 00 It is made the duty of the General Assembly, by the twelfth article of the Constitution to provide that this fund “ shall be securely invested, and remain in perpetual fund" for the support of public schools.

Section 1. The diffusion of knowledge, as well as of virtue, among the people, being essential to the preservation of their rights and liberties, it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to promote public schools, and to adopt all means

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