Census of the city of Providence, taken in July, 1855

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Knowles, Anthony & Company, City Printers, 1856 - 82 pages
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Page 41 - ... from being the barren array of figures ingeniously and laboriously combined into columns and tables, which many persons are apt to suppose them. They constitute rather the ledger of a nation, in which, like the merchant in his books, the citizen can read, at one view, all...
Page 15 - Farmers living in states where fertilizer laws are enacted (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode...
Page 41 - Statistics are far from being the barren array of figures ingeniously and laboriously combined into columns and tables, which many persons are apt to suppose them. They constitute rather the ledger of a nation, in which, like the merchant in his books, the citizen can read, at one view, all...
Page 45 - ... printed. We have then $3,000 per week, or $156,000 per annum, as the cost simply for the labor of the engraving for the manufacture of 60,000 pieces of prints per week. Hon. Philip Allen informed Dr. Snow that in the year 1795 there resided in Providence a French gentleman by the name of Dubosque, who had been attached to the French navy, and had married a Rhode Island lady. In early life this gentleman had learned the art of calico printing as it was then practiced at Alsace, in France. He commenced...
Page 44 - ... the cost of engraving a single pattern, from which 1,000 pieces are printed. We have then $3,000 per week, or $156,000 per annum as the cost, simply for the labor of the engraving, for the manufacture of 60,000 pieces of prints per week. Hon. Philip Allen...
Page 48 - The screws are counted by weighing one gross, and allowing the same weight to others of the same size, and 150 hands are constantly employed in counting, sorting and papering screws in this city.
Page 49 - This was also nearly the first manufacture of loose joint butts iu the world. The business has constantly increased, and at the present time the greater portion of the loose joint butts made in the world, are made in Providence. There are at the present time two manufactories of butts in the city, and one within a few rods of the city limits, which employ 290 workmen. They manufacture butts, sadirons, laundry and tailors' irons, tea scales and weights, gate hinges, and other articles.
Page 46 - Ibs. ; besides lamp-wicks and boot lacings. The total value of articles manufactured annually is $920,000. BI.EACHERIES. There are in the city three establishments for bleaching and dyeing cotton goods. The number of hands employed in this business is 350. The quantity of cloth bleached is 3,880 tons, or 1,270,000 pieces, of 34 yards each, equal to 43,180,000 yards per annum. The quantity dyed is about 200,000 pieces annually.
Page 75 - Those under 10 ; 10 and under 24 ; 24 and under 36 ; 36 and under 55 ; 55 and under 100 ; 100 and upwards.
Page 63 - Besides this, considerable property in Maine and other New England States, and in the Western States, is owned in Providence, estimated at $4,000,000. If, then, we add to the assessed value of the real and personal estate of the city the property owned by its citizens and invested outside the city limits, we shall have, in addition to public property and property devoted to religious and educational purposes, not less than 80,000,000 as the aggregate wealth of the citizens of Providence.

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