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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT.

District Clerk's Office. Be it remembered, that on the first day of December, A. D. 1829, and in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Gray & Bowen, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit :

"The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the year 1830, comprising a Calendar for the Year; Astronomical Information ; Miscellaneous Directions, Hints, and Remarks; and Statistical and other Particulars respecting Foreign Countries and the United States.-Vol. I.

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ;” and also to an act, entitled “An act supplementary to an act, entitled • An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

JNO. W. DAVIS,
Clerk of the Distriet of Massachusetts.

CAMBRIDGE:

E. W. METCALF AND COMPANY,

Printers to the University.

CONTENTS.

vi

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PART III.-MisceLLANEOUS DIRECTIONS, HINTS, AND REMARKS.

XV. Washington's Agricultural Notes 99 Journal

114

1. Directions to the Manager of his XV. Poor Richard Revived

115

Farms

99 XVI. On the Use of Fruit

121

2. Particular Directions for Cultivat XVII. Facts concerning the Use and

ing a Farm near Mount Vernon 102

Abuse of Ardent Spirits 125

3. Rotation of Crops

109 XVIII. On Clothing,

131

4. Extract from an Agricultural XIX. On Ventilation

135

Part IV.-STATISTICAL AND GENERAL INFORMATION RESPECTING FOREIGN

COUNTRIES.

XX. Statistics

139 3. Population throughout the last

XXI. Statistics of the World

140

Century

160

XXII. Total Population of the Earth 148 4. Acres of Land

160

XXIII. Inhabitants of the Earth, di-

5. Canals.

160

vided according to their Re-

6. Turnpike Roads

160

ligious Belief

148 XXVIII. Population of France 160

XXIV. Increase of the Inhabitants XXIX. Books published in France 161

of Europe

148 XXX. Russian Army

163

XXV. Comparative Estimate of the XXXI. Money

163

Amount of Animate and In XXXII. The Value of the Money of dif-

animate Force applied to

ferent Countries of Europe,

Agriculture and the Arts

estimated in Dollars and

in France and G. Britain 153

Cents

165

XXVI. Sovereign Powers of Europe 157 XXXIII. Revenues, Expenditures, Fi.

XXVII. Miscellaneous Statistics con-

nance, Trade, and Manu.

cerning Great Britain 159

factures of Great Britain

167

1. Population in the Years 1801,

1. Finance

167

1811, and 1821

159

2. Currency

172

2. Summary of Houses, Families, 3. Trade and Manufacture 173

and Persons

159

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Part V.-STATISTICAL AND OTHER INTELLIGENCR RESPECTING THI UNITED

STATES.

Page

Page

XXXIV. Colonial Statistics

177 Public Debt

207

1. Population of the American Col. Bank of the United States

208

onies in 1701 .

177 Commerce

209

2. Population of the Colonies in

1. Domestic Exports

209

1749

178

2. Foreign Exports .

210

3. Population of the principal Cities 178 3. Imports

212

4. Commerce of the British Ameri-

4. Commerce of each State and

can Colonies.

178

Territory.

213

5. Average Value of imports and

5. Tonnage

214

Exports

180 Public Lands

214

6. British Governors at the Begin-

Indians

214

ning of the Revolution

180

1. Names and Numbers of the

7. Dates of the First Settlement of

Tribes now remaining with-

the Several Colonies

181

in the limits of the several

XXXV. Statistics of the Revolution 181

States and Territories, and

1. Expense of the Revolutionary

the Quantity of Land claim-

War

181

ed by them respectively. 215

2. Emissions of Continental Money 182 2. Abstract of Indian Treaties 216

3. Loans and Grants of Money in

3. Annuities payable by the

France

183

United States to Indian

4. Presidents of the Old Congress

183

Tribes

217

5. Signers of the Declaration of

Post Office

217

Independence

184

1. Number of Post Offices, A-

6. Adoption of the first State Con-

mount of Postage, Net Rev.

stitutions

185

enue, and Extent of Miles,

7. Troops employed during the Rev-

from 1789 to 1828

217

olution.

185

2. Rates of Postage

218

XXXVI. Statistical and other Partici-

Coinage

218

lars respecting the United

Patents

218

States

188

1. Number issued from 1790 to

Adoption of the Constitution by

1814.

219

the several States

188 2. Number issued from isi5 to

Elections of Presidents and Vice-

1828 to Persons residing in

Presidents of the United States 189

each State

219

List of the Civil Officers of the

Military Posts

220

United States since the Adop-

Vessels of War

221

tion of the Constitution

190 Navy Yards

Supreme Court of the United

Militia

222

States

192 Internal Improvements

223

Ministers from the United States

1. Canals

223

to Foreign Countries, since the

2. Money expended by the Unit-

Beginning of the Government 193

ed States upon Works of

Ministers from Foreign Nations

Internal Improvement, from

now in the United States

197

the Adoption of the Federal

Cabinet and Heads of Depart-

Constitution

224

ments

197 Population

225

Judiciary of the United States 197 1. Population in the different

Tabular View of the Number of

States and Territories, and

the Representatives in Con-

the Number of Square Miles 225

gress from the Beginning of

2. Relative Increase of the White

the Government

200

and Colored Classes

225

Receipts and Expenditures

200 Colleges in the United States

226

1. Receipts for the Year 1827 200 Theological Seminaries

228

2. Expenditures for the Year Religious Denominations

228

1827

201 Newspapers and Periodical Jour-

3. Receipts for the Year 1828 :

201

nals

229

4. Expenditures for the Year Meteorology

229

1828

202 XXXVII. Statistical and other Infor-

5. Items of Expenditure for the

mation respecting Indivi-

First Three Quarters of

dual States

231

1828.

202 MAINE

231

6. Receipts from other Sources Receipts and Expenditures for 1828 231

than Customs and Public

County Receipts and Expenditures 232

Lands, during the Year 1828 206 State Debt

232

7. Receipts and Appropriations

Banks

233

from 1815 to 1827

207 Academies

234

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Common Schools

235 Academies

268

Gardiner Lyceum

235 Common Schools

Officers and their Salaries

236

1. Condition of the Common

Cumberland and Oxford Canal 236

Schools

208

State Prison at Thomaston

236 2. Estimates and Expenditures

NEW HAMPSHIRE

238

of the School Money,

269

Receipts and Expenditures 238

3. Comparative View of the Re-

Officers and their Salaries

239

turns of Common Schools,

Schools

239

from 1816 to 1828

270

Newspapers .

240 PENNSYLVANIA

270

Banks

240 Salaries of Officers

270

State Prison

241 Receipts and Expenditures

271

Militia

241 State Funds and Debts

271

VERMONT.

241 Banks

272

Officers and their Salaries

241 Canals and Roads

272

Receipts and Expenditures

242 Schuylkill Navigation

274

Valuation for Tax List

243 Coal Trade

275

Common Schools.

244

Prices of Flour.

275

State Prison

245 Schools

276

Banks

246 List of Governors

276

Internal Improvements

248 DELAWARE .

277

MASSACHUSETTS

248 Chesapeake and Delaware Canal 277

Officers and their Salaries

243 | MARYLAND

Receipts and Expenditures

249 Officers and their Salaries

278

Schools

249 Receipts and Expenditures

278

Medical school in Boston

250

Banks

280

Militia

250 Schools

280

Banks

251 NORTH CAROLINA

280

State Prison

251 Officers and their Salaries

280

RHODE ISLAND

252 Receipts and Expenditures

281

Receipts and Expenditures

252 Taxes received for the Year 1827 282

Banks

253 State Funds.

282

Officers and their Salaries

254 Literary and Agricultural Funds 282

Schools

254

Banks

283

CONNECTICUT

254 | GEORGIA .

284

Officers and their salaries

254 Officers and their Salaries

284

School Fund

255 Receipts and Expenditures

284

Banks

256 Banks

286

Receipts and Expenditures 258 Ohio

287

State Fund

258 Officers and their Salaries

287

State Prison

258 Land and Taxes

287

Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb at MISSOURI

289

Hartford

259 Officers and their Salaries

289

NEW YORK

260 Receipts and Expenditures . 289

Officers and their Salaries

260

CHRONICLE OF EVEnts in 1829

290

Receipts and Expenditures

261

State Funds.

264 / APPENDIX

301

Revenue of Canals

265 Table of Distances between the Sun

Canal Debt

266 and Moon

301

Progress of Vegetation

266

Jewish Calendar

307

Banks

267 Mahometan Calendar

307

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PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS.

The main object of this work is utility. It has been the aim of its conductors to collect within the smallest compass the greatest amount of useful and practical information on those topics, in which the community is generally interested. The work is divided into Five Parts, and its plan and purposes will best be seen by a brief analysis of each of these.

The First PART is devoted to the Calendar, embracing, in addition to the particulars usually inserted in Almanacs, a large mass of important facts in relation to the celestial movements, and tables for nautical and astronomical purposes. The Eclipses and Occultations have been calculated with extraordinary care, and much valuable information will be found connected with the subject of Tides. The Tide Table is followed by a table of the Latitude and Longitude of the principal places in the United States. To suit the calendar pages to every part of the Union, the rising and setting of the Sun and Moon have been calculated for some of the chief cities in different parts. A column in each month is also devoted to useful remarks, and another to remarkable events. Further explanations of this part of the work will be found prefixed to the Calendar.

The Second PART contains information, communicated in a simple and intelligible form, respecting the celestial changes and most common astronomical appearances. An account of Almanacs is followed by an explanation of the division of time into Days, Weeks, Months, and Years; the Holydays of the Church; the variety of the Seasons; the Signs of the Zodiac ; Astrology; the Moon's Phases, and Eclipses ; Tides ; Spots on the Sun; the Rotation of the Planets; the Orbits of the Planets; and much information on other kindred topics, designed to elucidate and adapt them to the understanding of persons of all degrees of knowledge.

In PART THIRD are contained miscellaneous articles and directions of general usefulness; a selection from Washington's Agricultural Notes and Journal; Franklin's Poor Richard

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