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nected with it an establishment for the education of orphan children, in which they are trained for the service of the country. These boys, now over four hundred in number, are divided into two companies, the one of workmen, the other of marine apprentices. The former are employed in the different shops connected with the arsenal, and are taught the trades required for building vessels. With time and experience, and the constant solicitude of the government, which has already sent some Brazilian artists to study in Europe, these workshops will become perfected, and will enrich the province in the future with a body of national workmen well skilled in naval architecture. The "marine apprentices" are thoroughly trained for the duties of the sailor, thus furnishing the navy with persons adapted to the service. These two companies, composed of boys from twelve to sixteen years of age, serve as asylums for orphans or neglected children, who live contented and are well treated, while they receive education and become useful to themselves and the country.
There are other subjects in regard to which information is called for in consular regulations, but it is almost impossible to comply with the instructions. The tabular statements which accompany this, meagre as they are, have engaged every leisure moment during the last three months. I have made great efforts to learn the population of the province, and the only information I have been able to obtain is the general statement made by a late president of the province that it contained upwards of one million of souls.
Statement showing the exportations of the province of Pernambuco during the year ending June 30, 1862, compared with the five preceding years. Compiled from official returns.
No. 1.-Statement showing the exportations of the province of Pernambuco, &c.-Continued.
NOTE.-1,000 reis make one milrei; value of one milrei in gold, 54, 15 cents.
DIFFERENCE IN VALUE
Statement of the value of the exports of the province of Pernambuco to foreign countries and to ports of the empire for the year ending June 30, 1862, compared with five preceding years. Compiled from official documents.
12,339,859 003 7,444,534 081 11, 105,818 140 14,004,585 542 14,259,269 283 15,263, 865 798
6,326 700 796,209 876 35,272 481
192,314 233 592,696 500 47,740 791
38,328 498 101,600 757
11,305 250 816 825
13,793 380 1,091.979 907 490,588 103
14,142 192 3, 124 000
41C, 170 721