Ninth Census, United States. 1870: Instructions to Assistant Marshals. Act of May 23, 1850. Census Office, Department of the Interior

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1870 - 28 pages

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Page 12 - Lord 1848, or obtained a certificate of naturalization before any court of record in this State prior to the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, 1870, or who shall be a male citizen of the United States, above the age of twenty-one years, shall be entitled to vote at such election.
Page 10 - It must not be assumed that, where nothing is written in this column, "white" is to be understood. The column is always to be filled. Be particularly careful in reporting the clasa mulatto. The word is here generic, and includes quadroons, octoroons, and all persons having any perceptible trace of African blood. Important scientific results depend upon the correct determination of this class in schedules 1 and 5.
Page 11 - States, whose fathers were or may be at the time of their birth citizens thereof, are declared to be citizens of the United States; but the rights of citizenship shall not descend to children whose fathers never resided in the United States.
Page 19 - Improved land" is meant cleared land used for grazing, grass, or tillage, or lying fallow. Irreclaimable marshes and considerable bodies of water will be excluded in giving the area of a farm improved and unimproved. In reporting live stock, columns 12, 13, and 14, sucking pigs, spring, lambs, and calves will be omitted. Column 15 requires the total value of live stock of every description, whether enumerated in the preceding columns 01 not. In the " Produce of the year" will be included the total...
Page 19 - ... neighborhood of large cities, where, although the area is small, a high state of cultivation is maintained and considerable values are produced. A farm is what is owned or leased by one man and cultivated under his care. A distant wood lot or sheep pasture, even if in another subdivision or district, is to be treated as a part of the farm; but wherever there is a resident overseer or a manager, there a separate farm is to be reported.
Page 7 - ... bounded ; the said enumeration shall be made by an actual inquiry by such marshals or assistants, at every dwelling-house, or by personal inquiry of the head of every family.
Page 11 - Every male person born within the United States, who has attained the age of 21 years, is a citizen of the United States by the force of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution; also, all persons born out of the limits and jurisdiction of the United States, whose fathers at the time of their birth were citizens of the United States (act of February 10...
Page 12 - ... respects, and to satisfy themselves, in the case of each male citizen of the United States above the age of 21 years, whether he does or does not, come within one of these classes. As the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the exclusion from the suffrage of any person on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, has become the law of the land, all State laws working such exclusion have ceased to be of virtue. If any person is, in any State, still practically...
Page 11 - States above the ape of 21 years, and if, being such citizen, his right to vote is denied or abridged on other grounds than participation in rebellion or other crime, then an affirmative mark, thus, (/) , will be drawn in each of the above columns opposite the name. Education. It will not do to assume that, because a person can read, he can, therefore, write.

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