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November 21, 1894.-Hoke Smith, Secretary of the Interior, suggests expediency of destroying population schedules when schedules of succeeding census have been collected. (Report of Secretary of the Interior for year ending June 30, 1894, vol. 1, p. xxiv.)

December 3, 1896.-D. R. Francis, Secretary of the Interior, says that Commissioner of Labor will submit plan for permanent census, and says that some plan should be adopted by which future census results can be brought out with greater prompt

(Report of Secretary of the Interior for year ending June 30, 1896, p. 81.) December 7, 1896.—The Commissioner of Labor submitted a report on a plan for a permanent census service. (Senate Ex. Docs., 54th Cong., 2d sess., No. 5.)

November 16, 1897.-C. N. Bliss, Secretary of the Interior, calls attention to pending bill for permanent census, and to report of Commissioner of Labor on the necessity of early legislation for taking the twelfth census. (Report of Secretary of the Interior for the year ending June 30, 1896, p. 53.)

In 1891, 1892, 1893, 1896, and 1897 many petitions were filed for the revision of statistical legislation; for provision for future enumerations; and for the establishment of a permanent census bureau. (Journal of the House.)

January 1, 1898.—Petition of Economic Circle of Johnstown, Pa., praying for an enlargement of the scope of coming census (1900), so as to include a classification of values of real estate and improved property. (Journal of the Senate, 55th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 63, 72.)

February 15, 1898.- Petition of the “Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution” (of Santa Fe, N. Mex.), asking for the publication in permanent form of the name, age, occupation, residence, and nativity of each head of a family contained in the census of 1790. (Journal of the House, 55th Cong., 2d sess., p. 211.)

In 1896, 1897, and 1898 several memorials, etc., were presented in favor of the establishment of a permanent census bureau. (Journal of the Senate.)

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