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which reaches 26 years. With the exception of the last two, and the Clerks, no other class appears with an average age of less than 33 years.

The whole number have the average age of 40.55 years, one year less than the average of last year.

XIII. Showing the NATIVITY of those who died in

Boston in 1856.

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XIV. Showing the Births, Deaths, Intentions of Marriage

entered, and Marriages recorded each month of the

year 1856.

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The interments in cemeteries in the city proper during the year just closed, amount to only 206, a decrease of 118 from the number that took place in 1855. Those in the two grounds at East Boston (the Jews' ground and that belonging to the city) number 539, an increase of 77. The number interred in the various burial places at South Boston is 256, an increase of 92. Interments at Deer Island, Rainsford Island, and the ground connected with the House of Correction, amount to 129, an increase of 15 over the number interred in those places in 1855. It is gratifying to observe, that interments in the city proper are yearly diminishing. In 1855, 324, or less than 8 per. cent. of the interments took place in the city; and during the year 1856, only 206 were interred here.

During the year, there were removed from the various cemeteries in the city, for final re-interment in other places, 202 bodies of persons deceased in previous years. During the same period, 103 bodies of individuals dying elsewhere, were brought into the city for interment.

Respectfully submitted,

N. A. APOLLONIO.

City Registrar's Office,

Jan. 31, 1857.

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