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Footnote 56

56. The following table exhibiting the ratio of representation in every state, as fixed by the temporary provision contained in the constitution of the United States, and by the several acts for the apportionment of representatives among the several states according to the several enumerations made in the years 1791, and 1801, will afford a pleasing evidence of the rapid increase of the population of the United States in the short period of thirteen or fourteen years.

States Representation
under the
Constitution
Representation
according to the
First Census
Representation
according to the
Second Census
New Hampshire 3 4 5
Massachussetts 8 14 17
Rhode Island 1 2 2
Connecticut 5 7 7
New-York 6 10 17
New-Jersey 4 5 6
Pennsylvania 8 13 18
Delaware 1 1 1
Maryland 6 8 9
Virginia, including Kentucky 10

Virginia, exclusive of Kentucky
19 22
North-Carolina, including Tenessee 5 10
North-Carolina, exclusive of Tenessee

12
South-Carolina 5 6 8
Georgia 3 2 4
THE NEW STATES, viz.
Vermont
2 4
Kentucky
2 6
Tenessee
1 3
State North West of the Ohio

1
TOTAL 65 106 142

The apportionments both according to the first and second census, were made at the rate of one for every thirty-three thousand persons in each state: so that the increase of population has been as 142 to 106, or nearly as 4 to 3 in ten years. See L. U. S. 2. Cong. c. 23. and 7. Cong. 1. Sess. c. 1.


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