Report upon the Census of Rhode Island 1865 (Google eBook)

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1867
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Page lxxiv - Newport, New Shoreham, East Providence, Foster, Charlestown, and Exeter, the number who had attended school during the year, is greater than the whole population between the ages of 5 and 15 years. In some other towns, the number of absentees from school is very small. With the exception of Newport, these are all towns in which there are very few children of foreign parentage, and it will be found, in all cases, that there is a direct relation between the number of absentees from school, and the...
Page 100 - March 17, 1865.) It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows: SECTION 1. There shall be taken in the several cities and towns in the year 1865, and every tenth year thereafter, a census of the inhabitants and voters, as they were on the first day of May of the same year, distinguishing in the enumeration of the inhabitants, the males and females, the color of each...
Page 100 - ... in other cases in which the Commonwealth is a party, shall be taxed in the costs against the defendant. The Commonwealth shall not be liable for any fees or costs in any proceedings under this act.
Page xxviii - ... from Newport. Settled in 1639. Line between Newport and Portsmouth established, September 14, 1640. Incorporated as a city, June 1, 1784. City Charter repealed, March 27, 1787.
Page 101 - ... he shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, nor less than ten dollars, to be recovered by, due course of law.
Page xxviii - Settled in 1638. Indian name, Pocasset. "At a quarter meeting of the first of ye 5th month, 1639, it is agreed upon to call this town Portsmouth.
Page xxviii - Settled in 1639. Line between Newport and Portsmouth established, September 14, 1640. Incorporated as a city, June 1, 1784. City Charter repealed, March 27, 1787. City incorporated the second time, May 6, 1853, and the charter accepted May 20, 1853.
Page lxxii - ... year, is much larger than in other towns in the State, and is as follows : Absent from school, Cumberland, 17.1 per cent. ; North Providence 28.1 per cent. ; Pawtucket, 18 per cent. ; Burrillville, 26.8 per cent. ; Cranston, 15.8 per cent. ; Smithfield, 20.5 per cent. It is a startling fact, and one which demands the earnest and immediate attention of our legislators, and of every citizen, that so large a proportion of the children is growing up in ignorance. It is of special importance to the...
Page xciii - Nothing is exactly known of the quantities thus removed. The only estimates which could be made, were from the opinions of the owners of shore farms. Much care and caution were used in obtaining the estimates, and it was the general opinion of the marshals that the quantities stated were less than the truth.
Page xciii - These statistics must, from the nature of the case, depend to some extent, upon estimates. For example, the clams on the shores are free to all the inhabitants of the State who choose to dig them. Persons come to the shores from all quarters, and often from distances of several miles, and dig as many clams as they choose, to eat or to carry home. Nothing is exactly known of the quantities thus removed. The only estimates which could be made, were from the opinions of the owners of shore farms.

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