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NINTH CENSUS, UNITED STATES.
Act of May 23, 1850.
THE UNITED STATES.
INSTRUCTIONS TO ASSISTANT MARSHALS.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, D. C., May 1, 1870. The following rules and instructions are published for the guidance of Assistant Marshals. Strict and literal compliance in every particular will be enforced. The Department will not recognize any claim for compensation until the whole work has been well and properly done.
J. D. Cox, Secretary of the Interior.
Superintendent of the Census.
Assistant Marshals will begin the enumeration of their subdivisions, June 1, and continue it without interruption till the work is complete. Intermission of work will be sufficient cause for removal.
Assistant Marshals will report progress to the Marshal regularly once a fortnight: failure to do so will be sufficient cause for removal.
Each Assistant will provide himself with a secure portable inkstand, good ink, and a sufficient number of pens. All entries will be carefully dried with the blotting paper which accompanies each portfolio. Each page of schedules will be numbered in exact order as filled, and when filled. The first page of the first sheet of each of the five schedules (Inhabitants, Mortality, Agriculture, &c.) must be numbered 1; first page of second sheet, 5 ; first page of third sheet, 9; and so on, continuously, until the township, or borough, or parish (or ward of a city). is completed. Begin each township, borough, &c., w sheet, or new half sheet (without tearing it off). Use the greatest care to preserve your blanks from unnecessary exposure, and your schedules, when filled, from loss. Let no one meddle with your papers. Carry as little finished work as possible, and as few schedules at a time as will answer your purpose. Always carry the full pamphlet of instructions.
Sheets must never be folded, either in the course of enumeration, or in transmission to Marshals, or to the Census Office. Whenever sheets are sent in sufficient number to allow it, they will be sent in flat packages, at length. When the package is too small for this, the sheets will be rolled.
Half sheets will not be used, except when they are the last or the only sheets (of that schedule) from that subdivision. A limited number of half sheets is furnished for use in the smaller subdivisions.