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1730, 1774, 1828.
Forty-four years after, their number was . . . . . 1482 Callender's Century Discourse, and Note on Gookin's Historical Collections of the Indians in New England, in Coll. Mass. Hist. Society, i. 210. “There seems here to be an increase. But it should be remembered, that in the year 1740, Attleborough Gore, and the towns of Bristol, Tiverton, and Little Compton, and a great part of Swanzey and Barrington, which probably contained a large proportion of Indians in the colony,-had been taken from Massachusetts, and annexed to Rhode Island."The present number is estimated at about 400. Letter from the Clerk of the Council of that tribe of Indians, dated “ Charlestown (R. I.) August 26th, A. D. 1828.” T. Ross, the aboriginal writer of the letter, says: “We find it is out of our power to give the correct number of our tribe at present, but have endeavoured to ascertain as near as we possibly could ; and I find the number to be something like four hundred in this town and the adjacent towns.--As to our reservations of land, we have about three thousand acres. : ... Signed in behalf of the Naraganset tribe of Indians.
Tobias Ross, C. Clerk.”
1813. Indian tribes east of the Mississippi, and north of the Ohio to the Lakes. Wyandots, Chippewas, Ottaways, &c. in all, 19 tribes, 5204 warriors, 19,220 souls.
Indians south of the Missouri and Platte rivers, and north of the Arkansas ; or,
between the Arkansaw and Missouri rivers :
10,152 warriors; 37,839 souls.
Indians north of the Missouri and Lakes, and west of the Mississippi, in the United
States, including Louisiana :
4100 warriors; 15,900 souls.
Report of Messrs. John F. Schermerhorn and Samuel J. Mills, to The Society for propagating the Gospel among the Indians and others in North America, in 2 Coll. Mass. Hist. Society, ii. 1-45. In that Report the names of all the enumerated tribes
are given, and the number in each tribe. Mr. Mills wrote to the Secretary of the Society : “ We could not ascertain satisfactorily, the situation of any tribe north of the Ohio, on account of the disturbances occasioned by the war.” The commission to obtain information concerning the remote Indian tribes was given to him and his col. league missionary in 1812.
1825. The number of Indians eastward of the Missssippi, according to a Report made by the Secretary of War, was about 80,000..
Memoirs of Hist. Society of Pennsylvania, i. 45. For Indian Antiquities, and various notices of the Aborigines of America, see Arche ologia Americana, of the American Antiquarian Society.
SLAVES AND FREE BLACKS IN THE UNITED STATES.
Whole number 1,191,364 186,446 1,377,810
Historical View of Slavery in the United States, and Walsh's Appeal. In 1787, the British exportation of slaves from Africa was 36,000, of whom 15,862 were retained for the service of the British plantations, and 20,138 were supplied to foreign settlements. The total number of the ships employed in the importation of Negroes from Africa to the West Indies, in 1787, was 85, their total burden, 12,183 tons. The total white population of the West India Islands, in 1787, was 49,762 souls; the total negro population, 465,276.--In 1802, the slaves imported by British traders from Africa were 36,621 ; of whom 15,973 were retained for service in the British plantations; the rest, being 20,658, were re-exported to foreign settlements. In 1803, the importation was 28,355; of whom 5212 were re-exported, and 23,137 retained.-In May, 1806, an act of parliament was passed, by which the trade in African slaves was, by a resolution of the two houses, declared to be " contrary to the principles of justice, humanity, and sound policy.” Young's West India Common Place Book. Səe 180s.
N. B. The numeral letters refer to the volume, the figuros, to the page. From 1492 to 1607 the refer-
ence is to the year only; the European discoveries and settlements are thus distinguished in the Index
African treaty; foundation of a settlement
new town built, called Monrovia, ii. 497.
Agawam or Ipswich settled, i. 225.
assembly in, 350, act concerning mar-
earl of, commands the army
- -, Ethan, death of, ii. 379.
Alsop, Richard, death of, ii. 477.
Alvarado attacks the Mexicans, 1520. ex.
pedition of, to Quito, 1533. death of, 1541.
nies in Acadiè, i. 144. governor of Vir-
ginia, 153. tyranny of, 155.
ment, ii. 488. seat of, laid out, 493.
standing army, of 88 battalions, to be
farewell orders to; eulogy upon; dis-
Arnold, Benedict, governor of R. Island,
death of, i. 393.
-223. treachery of, 315. expeditions
dies in London, 421.
able, origin of, i. 248.
Ash, general, surprised and defeated at
Ashley river in Carolina, settlements on, i.
Atheneum, Boston, incorporated, ii. 437.
-, in Nova Scotia, formerly Port Augusta, fort at, taken by the Americans,
by Melendes, 1565. churches in, Note IV.
Bacon, Nathaniel, rebellion of, in Virginia,
Baffin's voyage and discoveries, i. 152.
Bahama islands granted to the proprietors
of Bridgewater, 464. of New Orleans,
cavalry surprised, ii. 288.
Beausejoure fort taken, ii. 60.
Belcher, Jonathan, governor of Massachu-
setts, i. 548. death of, ii. 78.
chusetts, death of, 363.
Bennington, grant of, ii. 39.
i. 309. differences concerning, 316. 293, 311. recalled, 389.
named Somer islands, i. 142, 146. notices
Bernard, Francis, governor of Massachu-
setts, ii. 102. recalled, 162.
Bernardston granted to the soldiers in the
Berwick destroyed by Indians, i. 533.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, built by the
Moravians, ii. 17.
Beverly incorporated, i. 349.
Bible, German, printed, ii. 22; and news-
-, printed by Aitken, and recommend-
ed by congress, ii. 313.
Bibles, taken in a prize, ii. 470.
asaws, ii. 16.