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January 23, 1849.—Memorial of “New York State Agricultural Society,” praying the adoption of measures for collecting agricultural statistics in census of 1850. (Journal of the Senate, 30th Cong., 2d sess., p. 141.)

December 27, 1849.-Memorial of Luther Bradish et al., praying the adoption of measures for procuring certain information in census of 1850, important to commercial, political, and scientific purposes. (Journal of the Senate, 31st Cong., pp. 31, 60.)

January 8, 1850.-Petition of William W. Smith et al., praying that provision be made for obtaining certain statistical information in census of 1850. (Journal of the Senate, 31st Cong., 1st sess., p. 62.)

Several petitions were presented to the Senate at the second session of the Thirty; first Congress (1850–51) from assistant marshals in New York praying for additional compensation. (Journal of the Senate.)

November 30, 1850.-J. C. G. Kennedy, Superintendent of Census, makes report as to disbursement of census fund. (Senate Ex. Docs., 31st Cong., 2d sess., vol. 1, No. 1, part 1, pp. 443, 444.)

December 1, 1851.-J. C. G. Kennedy, Superintendent of Census, makes report relative to the taking of the seventh census. (House Ex. Docs., 32d Cong., 1st sess., vol. 2, part 3, pp. 201-246.)

December 1, 1851.-J. C. G. Kennedy, Superintendent of Census, in his report recommends the binding and careful preservation of original returns; also the recording, alphabetically, of the name of every adult male citizen or head of family, with occupation and reference to schedule in which it may be found. (House Ex. Docs., 32d Cong., 1st sess., vol. 2, part 3, p. 203.)

January 16, 1852.-Resolution of New York legislature in relation to the publication of Census Compendium. (House Mis. Docs., 32d Cong., 1st sess., vol. 1, No. 17.)

May —, 1852. — American Medical Association petitions for the printing and distribution among members of the medical profession of a large edition of “Medical Statistics.'' (House Ex. Docs., 33d Cong., 2d sess., vol. 1, part 1, pp. 627, 628.)

August 24, 1852.-A. H. II. Stuart, Secretary of the Interior, transmits report of Superintendent of Census concerning expenditures for the seventh census. (Senate Ex. Docs., 32d Cong., 1st sess., vol. 10, No. 111.)

December 1, 1852.-J.C. G. Kennedy, Superintendent of Census, transmits report submitting statistics, estimates, and suggestions in regard to the seventh census. (House Ex. Docs., 32d Cong., 2d sess., vol. 1, No. 1, part 1, pp. 469–577.)

February 3, 1853.-Representative Gorman transmits report in regard to printing and binding seventh census. (House Reports, 32d Cong., 2d sess., vol. 1, No. 3.)

December 19, 1853.-R. McClelland, Secretary of the Interior, transmits report of Superintendent De Bow on the work of the census of 1850. (Senate Docs., 33d Cong., 1st sess., vol. 4, No. 9.)

December 1, 1854.-J. B. De Bow, Superintendent of Census, transmits report in regard to publication of Compendium, etc. (House Ex. Docs., 33d Cong., 2d sess., vol. 1, No. 1, part 1, pp. 626-629.).

December 1, 1854.–J. B. De Bow, Superintendent of Census, repeats a previous recommendation, that the full mortality and manufacturing tables of towns and counties be published. (House Ex. Docs., 33d Cong., 2d sess., vol. 1, part 1, p. 626.)

December 2, 1858.-Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior, suggests the necessity of an early appropriation for census of 1860, and recommends adherence to law of May 23, 1850. (House Ex. Docs., 35th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 2, part 1, pp. 92, 93.)

January 4, 1859. Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior, transmits statement of the expenses of the seventh census. (Ex. Docs., 35th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 4, No. 19.)

December 1, 1859.—Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior, says that law of 1850 should be adhered to. (Report of Department of the Interior, 1859–60, p. 107.)

February 14, 1860.- Memorial from New York Chamber of Commerce, praying that provision be made for collecting commercial statistics in census of 1860. (Journal of the Senate, 36th Cong., 1st sess., p. 149.)

February 14, 1860.- Memorial of the New York Chamber of Commerce, praying the collection of commercial statistics in taking the census. (Senate Mis. Docs., 36th Cong., 1st sess., vol. 1, No. 4.)

November 30, 1860.-Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior, repeats a previous recommendation for the establishment of a “Bureau of Statistics,'* for the annual collection of data regarding internal traffic, and products of agriculture, manufactures, and mines. (Report of Department of the Interior, 1860–61, p. 40.)

December 4, 1860.-J. C. G. Kennedy, Superintendent of Census, reports plan of taking the census, regulations, instructions, etc. (Senate Docs., 36th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 501-504.)

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August 5, 1861.-Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of the Interior, transmits report on payment of deputy marshals. (House Ex. Docs., 37th Cong., 1st sess., No. 18.)

November 30, 1861.-Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of the Interior, recommends the immediate establishment of a “Bureau of Agriculture and Statistics,” to make annual reports concerning agriculture, manufactures, and commerce, upon which will devolve the charge of the census, etc. (Report of Department of the Interior, 1861–62, pp. 451, 452.)

April 16, 1862.-Representative E. P. Walton transmits report in relation to index to census returns. (House Reports, 37th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 3, No. 80.)

November 29, 1862.–Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of the Interior, repeats his recommendation for the establishment of a statistical bureau. (House Ex. Docs., 37th Cong., 3d sess., vol. 2, p. 17.).

December 5, 1863.–J. P. Usher, Secretary of the Interior, urges the need of a National Bureau of Statistics, charged with the duty of taking the census, in addition to the regular collection of other statistics. (House Ex. Docs. 38th Cong., 1st sess., vol. 3, p. xix.)

December 5, 1864.–J. P. Usher, Secretary of the Interior, repeats his recommendation for a National Bureau of Statistics. (House Ex. Docs., 38th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 5, pp. 17, 18.)

December 4, 1865.—James Harlan, Secretary of the Interior, suggests the expediency of providing means to enable the making of annual reports on population, manufactures, and other material interests. (House Ex. Docs., 39th Cong., 1st sess., vol. 2, pp. XI, XII.)

February 24, 1869. — Petition of Southern Members of Congress, praying payment to loyal citizens of states lately in rebellion for services in taking the United States census of 1860. (Journal of the Senate, 40th Cong., 3d sess., p. 333.)

March 26, 1869.—Memorial of_life-insurance companies, praying for accurate mortuary statistics. (House Mis. Docs., 41st Cong., 1st sess., vol. 1, No. 28.)

April 1, 1869.-Dr. F. B. Hough recommends certain amendments to existing census law. (House Mis. Docs., 41st Cong., 1st sess., vol. 1, No. 33.)

November 15, 1869.-J. D. Cox, Secretary of the Interior, suggests necessity of early Congressional action in regard to census of 1870, etc. (House Ex. Docs., 41st Cong., 2d sess., vol. 3, pp. XII, XII.)

January 10, 1870.—Memorial of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in favor of the adoption of the plan for the United States census as proposed by the committee of the House of Representatives. (Journal of the Senate, 41st Cong., 2d sess., p. 71.)

January 18, 1870.-Representative Garfield transmits report and recommendations concerning census legislation. (House Reports, 41st Cong., 2d sess., vol. 1, No. 3.)

January 24, 1870.—Memorial of American Statistical Association, praying the passage of the pending bill providing for taking the ninth census. (Journal of the Senate, 41st Cong., 2d sess., p. 133.),

During the third session of the Forty-first Congress (1870–71) several petitions were presented for and against increasing the compensation of assistant marshals. (Journal of the Senate.)

During the first session of the Forty-second Congress (1871) several petitions were presented for increasing the compensation of assistant marshals. (Journal of the Senate.)

February 7, 1870.-Citizens of Connecticut pray that census may include net incomes derived from every business, profession, or employment. (Senate Mis. Docs., 41st Cong., 2d sess., No. 41.)

February 22, 1870.-J. D. Cox, Secretary of the Interior, transmits draft of bill amendatory of existing census law. (House Ex. Docs., 41st Cong., 2d sess., vol. 7, No. 161.)

April 7, 1870.-J. D. Cox, Secretary of the Interior, transmits statement concerning the advisability of dispensing with certain census returns. (Senate Ex. Docs., 41st Cong., 2d sess., vol. 2, No. 79.)

June 27, 1870.-W. T. Otto, Acting Secretary of the Interior, recommends an appropriation for the ninth census. (House Ex. Docs., 41st Cong., 2d sess., vol. 12, No. 299.)

December 20, 1870.-W. T. Otto, Acting Secretary of the Interior, transmits report, giving estimated cost of additional work on the census. (House Ex. Docs., 41st Cong., 2d sess., vol. 7, No. 29.)

January 14, 1871.-F. A. Walker, Superintendent of Census, transmits report showing the average per diem compensation of 1,180 assistant marshals of ninth census. (House Mis. Docs., 41st Cong., 3d sess., vol 1, No. 31.)

February 16, 1871.-Columbus Delano, Secretary of the Interior, transmity letter

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from Superintendent of Census, on the necessity of an appropriation for the expenses of the ninth census. (House Ex. Docs., 41st Čong., 3d sess., vol. 12, No. 134.)

October 31, 1871.-Columbus Delano, Secretary of the Interior, recommends a general revision of law of 1850, for reasons stated, as presented by F. A. Walker, and recommends publication of a compendium. (Report of Department of the Interior, 1871-72, vol. 1, pp. 18, 19.)

February 28, 1872.--Columbus Delano, Secretary of the Interior, transmits information in relation to C. W. Seaton's tallying machine. (House Ex. Docs., 42d Cong., 2d sess., vol. 10, No. 164.)

October 31, 1872.—Columbus Delano, Secretary of the Interior, recommends publication of a statistical atlas, and that a national census be taken in 1875. (Report of Department of the Interior, 1872–73, vol. 1, pp. 15, 16.)

December 5, 1872.-B. R. Cowen, Acting Secretary of the Interior, transmits letter from Superintendent of Census, asking for an appropriation. (Senate Ex. Docs., 42d Cong., 3d sess., vol. 1, No. 4.)

January 15, 1873.-B. R. Cowen, Acting Secretary of the Interior, transmits letter from Superintendent of Census in regard to unpaid claims of persons unable to prove their loyalty, for services in taking eighth census. (Senate Ex. Docs., 42d Cong., 3d sess., vol. 1, No. 27.)

October 31, 1873.-Columbus Delano, Secretary of the Interior, renews recommendation for a national census in 1875. (Report of Department of the Interior, 1873–74, vol. 1, p. XXII.)

January 30, 1874.-F. A. Walker, Superintendent of Census, presents argument in favor of census in 1875. (Report of Department of the Interior, 1874–75, vol. 1, p. 724.)

October 31, 1874.-Columbus Delano, Secretary of the Interior, renews recommendation for a national census in 1875. (Report of Department of the Interior, 1874–75, vol. 1, p. XXIII.)

January 15, 1878.-J. D. Whitney submits suggestions in regard to mining statistics. (House Ex. Docs., 45th Cong , 3d sess., vol. 9, p. 853.)

January 15, 1878.-Memorial of Mary F. Eastman et al., praying that the tenth census may contain a just enumeration of women as laborers and producers. (Senate Mis. Docs., 45th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 2, No. 84.)

January 15, 1878.- Memorial of the “Association for the Advancement of Women," praying that the tenth census may contain a just enumeration of women as laborers and producers; also of wages of women; also of causes of pauperism and crime; and that women may be employed to collect vital statistics concerning women and children. (Journal of the Senate, 45th Cong., 2d sess., p. 702.)

January 17, 1878.-F. A. Walker, Superintendent of Census, submits recommendations for various changes in census legislation. (House Ex. Docs., 45th Cong., 3d sess., vol. 9, p. 840.)

November 1, 1878.-Carl Schurz, Secretary of the Interior, refers to F. A. Walker's report (as above) in regard to new legislation. (House Ex. Docs., 45th Cong., 3d sess., vol. 9, p. XXXI.)

December 17, 1878.-Interview of F. A. Walker with select committees on subject of census. (Senate Mis. Docs., 45th Cong., 3d sess., vol. 1, No. 26.)

January 13, 1879.-Petition of George E. Isbell that in the census of 1880 such vital statistics be taken as will definitely settle all controversy as to the effects upon offspring of consanguineous marriages. (Journal of the House, 45th Cong., 3d sess., p. 164.)

During the second session of the Forty-sixth Congress (1879–80) several petitions were filed, praying that the Superintendent of Census be required to publish, in advance, the statistics of acreage and production of cotton in each county and state. (Journal of the House.)

June 21, 1879.-J. C. G. Kennedy, a former Superintendent of Census, makes suggestions in relation to law for taking the tenth census. (Senate Mis. Docs., 46th Cong., 1st sess., vol. 1, No. 45.)

November 15, 1879.-F. A. Walker, Superintendent of Census, reports operations of census bureau for year ending June 30, 1879. (House Ex. Docs., 46th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 10, No. 1, part 5, pp. 307–320.)

November 15, 1879.-Carl Schurz, Secretary of the Interior, transmits recommendations as to the franking privilege, and as to dispensing with certain census interrogatories. (House Ex. Docs., 46th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 9, p. 49.)

May 27, 1880.--Senator G. H. Pendleton offers resolution in regard to removal of supervisors. (Senate Mis. Docs., 46th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 2, No. 96.)

June 5, 1880.-President Rutherford B. Hayes transmits special message in regard to removal of supervisors. (Senate Ex. Docs., 46th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 5, No. 203.)

June 15, 1880.–Senator G. H. Pendleton transmits report in regard to removal of supervisors. (Senate Reports, 46th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 7, No. 732.)

November 1, 1880.-Carl Schurz, Secretary of the Interior, refers to necessity for early publication of census reports, and to Superintendent's recommendation for their publication by special contract. (House Ex. Docs., 46th Cong., 3d sess., vol. 9, p. 61.)

January - 1881.-Petitions of census enumerators in Kentucky, New York, and New Jersey were filed, praying for increased compensation. (Journal of the House, 46th Cong., 3d sess., pp. 138, 261, 277.)

January 18, 1881.-Carl Schurz, Secretary of the Interior, writes letter in regard to the census. (Senate Ex. Docs., 46th Cong., 3d sess., vol. 1, No. 22.)

January 21, 1881.-Carl Schurz, Secretary of the Interior, transmits letter of Superintendent of Census in regard to the execution of the tenth census law. (Senate Ex. Docs., 46th Cong., 3d sess., vol. 1, No. 28.)

January 24, 1882.- Petition of volunteer employees in the census office, praying additional compensation. (Journal of the Senate, 47th Cong., 1st sess., p. 207.)

November 1, 1882.-H. M. Teller, Secretary of the Interior, invites attention to the advisability of further legislation in regard to interdecennial state censuses. (House Ex. Docs., 47th Cong., 2d sess., vol. 10, p. XXXIX.)

During the first session of the Forty-seventh Congress (1881-82) several petitions were filed by census supervisors, praying additional compensation. (Journal of the Senate.)

March 4, 1886.-Letter from Secretary of the Interior relative to binding the schedules of the second, third, fourth, and tenth censuses. (Senate Ex. Docs., 49th Cong., No. 86.)

Report from Committee on Printing in relation to above subject. (House Reports, 19th Cong., No. 2206.)

March 22, 1888.-Report from the select committee on eleventh census in relation to said census. (House Reports, 50th Cong., 1st sess., No. 2810.)

April 3, 1888.- Report from the select committee on eleventh census in relation to said census. (House Reports, 50th Cong., 1st sess., No. 1499.)

May 3, 1888.--Petition of A. S. Batcheller regarding certain matters relating to the eleventh census. (Journal of the House, 50th Cong., 1st sess., p. 1807.)

December 17, 1888.—Memorial of W. G. Moody et al., for an examination into all the industries of the country in connection with the census of 1890. (Senate Mis. Docs., 50th Cong., 2d sess., No. 19.)

December 17, 1888.- Memorial of " citizens of the United States," praying that in taking the eleventh census a thorough examination be made into the condition of all the industries of the country. (Journal of the Senate, 50th Cong., 2d sess., p. 64.)

January 28 and 29, 1889. ---Resolution of the Kansas legislature in favor of providing for the enumeration in the eleventh census of all surviving soldiers and sailors, showing their age, number of company and regiment, and length of service in the late war.

(Journal of the Senate, 50th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 219, 224.) During the first session of the Fifty-first Congress (1889–90) numerous petitions and memorials were presented praying that the eleventh census be required to include statistics regarding farms, homes, and mortgages. (Journal of the Senate.)

During the first session of the Fifty-first Congress (1889–90) numerous petitions by citizens and associations, etc., in various sections of the United States, asking for the collection of statistics regarding farms, homes, and mortgages at eleventh census. (Journal of the House.)

During the first session of the Fifty-first Congress (1889–90) numerous petitions were filed asking for the collection of data regarding electrical industries by eleventh

(Journal of the House.) During the first session of the Fifty-first Congress (1889–90) memorials of boards of trade of New York, Philadelphia, and Duluth (and probably other cities) were filed protesting against the passage of House bill No. 6420 (to amend the act of taking the eleventh census) because it is in violation of the treaty between the United States and China, will provoke hostility of China, etc. (Journal of the House.)

November 15, 1889. -John W. Noble, Secretary of the Interior, suggests, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Census, the desirability of a permanent census office. (House Ex. Docs., 51st Cong., 1st sess., vol. 2, p. xvi.)

December 16, 1889.- Estimate by Secretary of the Interior for printing, engraving, and binding for the eleventh census. (House Ex. Docs., 51st Cong., 1st sess., No. 49.).

December 19, 1889.—Report from Census Committee as to increase of number of supervisors. (Senate Reports, 51st Cong., 1st sess., No. 14.)

January 6, 1890.--Mr. Dockery's resolution as to the impracticability of ascertaining the recorded indebtedness of private corporations and individuals. (House Mis. Docs., 51st Cong., 1st sess., No. 46.)

January 29, 1890.--Estimate of Secretary of the Interior for an appropriation for the eleventh census. (House Ex. Docs., 51st Cong., 1st sess., No. 160.)

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February 27, 1890.-Report from select committee in relation to allowance of per diem in lieu of subsistence to census agents. (House Reports, 51st Cong., 1st sess., No. 483.)

February 27, 1890.-Report from select committee in relation to enumeration of Chinese. (House Reports, 51st Cong., 1st sess., No. 486.)

March 6, 1890.--Petition of Board of Trade and Labor Association, of Columbus, Ohio, for change in the time of year of taking the census; for examination of the industries of the country; and of the employment and idleness of the people. (Journal of the House, 51st Čong., 1st sess., p. 314.)

May 7, 1890.-- Regulations concerning mortgage indebtedness on farms and homes. (Senate Ex. Docs., 51st Cong., 1st sess., No. 114.)

May 10, 1890.- Estimate for an appropriation for engraving, printing, and binding for the eleventh census. (House Ex. Docs., 51st Cong., 1st sess., No. 373.)

January 21, 1891.-Petition of Ohio enumerators for more adequate compensation. (Journal of the House, 51st Cong., 2d sess., p. 173.)

February 16, 1891.-A permanent census bureau. (Senate Ex. Docs., 52d Cong., 1st sess., No 1.)

November 1, 1891.—John W. Noble, Secretary of the Interior, calls attention to his previous recommendation for a permanent census office. (House Ex. Docs., 52d Cong., 1st. sess., vol. 14, p. Lxxxv.)

December 7, 1891.-A report prepared by the Superintendent of Census, transmitted through the Secretary of the Interior, embodying the results of consideration of the matter of the establishment of a permanent census bureau, together with a draft of a bill. (Senate Ex. Docs., 52d Cong., 1st sess., No. 1.)

January 6, 1892. --Secretary of the Interior asks immediate action on estimate for appropriation. (House Ex. Docs., 52d Cong., 1st sess., No. 51.)

February 4, 1892.—Report from Committee on Appropriations in favor of appropriation to continue work of eleventh census. (House Reports, 52d Cong., 1st sess., No. 9.)

February 24, 1892.- Report from Committee on Appropriations on same subject as above. (House Reports, 52d Cong., 1st sess., No. 432.)

April 1, 1892.-Report from Committee on Rules favoring an investigation of the census office. (House Reports, 52d Cong., 1st sess., No. 961.)

April 4, 1892.-Secretary of the Interior transmits report of examination and review of census office. (Senate Ex. Docs., 52d Cong., 1st sess., No. 69.)

April 19, 1892.- Petition of David S. Thompson for an investigation of the methods and practices of the census office. (Journal of the House, 52d Cong., 1st sess., p. 303.)

April 23, 1892.- Report from select committee favoring an investigation of the census office. (House Reports, 52d Cong., 1st sess., No. 1170.)

April 23, 1892.-Report from select committee favoring amendments to existing census law. (House Reports, 52d Cong., 1st sess., No. 1171.)

June 30, 1892.-Report from Committee on Eleventh Census in regard to publication. (House Reports, 52d Cong., 1st sess., No. 1708.)

July 9, 1892.- Memorial of North Carolina State Dental Association, with resolution protesting against the action of the census bureau in classifying dentists as manufacturers; and refusing to fill schedules. (Journal of the House, 52d Cong., 1st sess., p. 411.)

July 16, 1892.-Report of select committee in regard to investigation of census office. (House Reports, 52d Cong., 1st sess., No. 1933.)

During the months of January, February, March, and December, 1892, numerous petitions and memorials were presented for collection of statistics in eleventh census concerning farms, homes, and mortgages. (Journal of the Senate.)

In 1891 and 1892 several memorials, etc., were presented in favor of the establishment of a permanent census bureau. (Journal of the Senate.)

November 15, 1892.- John W. Noble, Secretary of the Interior, states that the Superintendent of Census again presents his views as to a permanent census bureau. (House Ex. Docs., 52d Cong., 2d sess., vol. 12, p. xcv.)

January 26, 1893.-Petition of New York enumerators for increased compensation. (Journal of the House, 52d Cong., 2d sess., p. 64.).

February 1 and 2, 1893.-Report of select committee as to expediency of establishing a permanent census bureau. (House Reports, 520 Cong., 2d sess., No. 2393, parts 1 and 2.)

March 3, 1893.- Report of select committee as to alleged mismanagement of census office. (FÍouse Reports, 52d Cong., 2d sess., No. 2617, parts 1 and 2.)

March 5, 1894.--Letter from Commissioner of Labor, in charge of eleventh census, states reasons why report on manufactures has not been published. (Senate Ex. Docs., 53d Cong., 2d sess.,

No. 52.)

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