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all that died from external causes, such as casualties &c., which amounted to 180, there remain but 4,261 that died from disease alone.

The aggregate ages of those that died, amount to 93,303 years, averaging 21 years to each individual.

The number of males that died is 2,294. Their aggregate ages amount to 45,816 years, averaging 19.97 years to each.

The number of females that died is 2,147. Their aggregate ages amount to 47,487 years, averaging 22.11 years to each, and showing a difference in their favor over the males of about two years.

During the year there died 601 married males, being 26.19 per cent. of all the males that died; and 84 widowers, being 3.66 per cent.

Of married females, 528 are reported, being 24.59 per cent. of the whole number of females that died ; and 258 widows, being a little more than 3 to 1 over the number of males of the same condition, and comprising 12 per cent. of the whole number of females that died.

Seventy-eight colored persons are reported as having died; their united ages amount to 1,857 years, averaging 25 years to each person, being a difference in their favor of nearly 4 years each over the whites.

The aggregate ages of the colored males amount to 882 years, averaging 21 years to each, being one year in their favor over the white males.

The united ages of the colored females amount to 975 years, averaging 27 years to each person, and being 5 years in favor of colored over white females.

Of colored males under one year, four are reported; colored females, 6. From 1 to 5, 14 males, and 7 females.

But 4 colored persons are reported to have died of cholera; 2 males, and 2 females.

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In District 1 there died - - - - 1261

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4441 It will be remembered that districts 1 and 3 embrace the North end, and the neighborhood of Sea, Cove, and Broad Streets, and the locality known as “ Fort Hill,” places that contain the great bulk of our foreign-born population.

A comparison of the deaths with the births, for the last five years, according to the above districts, may be of interest to consider in this connection:

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1618 | 1632 | 1549 | 1656 1612] 982 1045 1007 1125 1261

952 875 961 974 (1084) 696 708 608 821 769 1716 1574 1646 | 1728 1701 959 979'1082 1138 1204 487 553 544 573 | 621 281 313 322 371 425 408 | 594 493 562 | 612 224 281 276 338 362 110 115 103 581 454 433 361 409 312

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5279 | 5338 | 5308 | 5596 5688|3667 3855 3736 4284 4441

It will thus be seen, that since 1850 the excess of births over deaths has been gradually diminishing. In 1850, the excess was 1,612; in 1851, it was 1,483; in 1852, it was 1,572 ; in 1853, it had decreased to 1,312; and in 1854 it was reduced to 1,247.

III. Showing the Deaths IN BỎston on each day of the year

1854, as reported by Funeral Undertakers and others.

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IV. Diseases and Causes of Death in Boston in 1854.

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Accidents,
Anemia, .
Aneurism,
Apoplexy, .
Asthma,.
Bowels, inflam. of, .

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Brain, inflam. of,

congestion of,
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Bronchitis,
Burns and scalds,
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Chicken pox, ..
Cholera,. .
Cholera infantum,

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Colic,
Consumption,
Convulsions, .
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Diarrhea,
Diseases infantile,
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Dysentery,
Epilepsy, -
Erysipelas,
Exhaustion,
Exposure,
Fevers (not classed),

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Fracture, . .
Frozen,
Gravel,
Heniorrhage, .
Hernia,
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Hip,
Hooping cough,

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