332 TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch.80. 1839. such enumeration, Indians not taxed) to be taken according to the directions of the act. The said enumeration shall distinguish the sexes of Whites. all free white persons, and ages of the free white males and females, ASG ¤¤d Sex- respectively, under live years of age; th0S6 of HYS and under ten yea;-S of age; those of ten years and under fifteen; those of fifteen and under twenty; those of twenty and under thirty; those of thirty and under forty; those of forty and under fifty; those of fifty and under sixty; those of sixty and under seventy; those of seventy and under eighty; those of eighty and under ninety; those of ninety and under one hundred; those of one hundred and upwards: and shall further distinguish the number of those free white persons included in such enumeration pw; and who are deaf and dumb, under the age of fourteen years; and those of dumb- the age of fourteen years and under twenty-five; and of the age of twenty-five and upwards; and shall further distinguish the number of Bump those free white persons included in such enurnerationuvho are blind; and also in like manner of those who are insane, or idiots, distinguish- ,(}¤S¤¤9 Md ing further such of the insane and idiots as are a public charge. The 'é'm,,,d_ said enumeration shall distinguish the sexes of all free colored persons, and of all other colored persons bound to service for life or for a term Age anduxof of years and the ages of such free and other colored persons, respecfree and slaves. tively, of each sex, under ten years of age; those of ten and under twenty-four; those of twenty-four and under thirty-six; those of thirty- six and under fifty-five ; those of fifty-five and under one hundred; and those of one hundred and upwards: and shall further distinguish the number of those free colored and other colored persons included in the Deaf and foregoing who are deaf and dumb, without regard to age, and those who dg9bé are blind and also in like manner of those who are insane or idiots, dis- I,,;',;,,;, and tinguishing further such of the insane and idiots as are a public charge. idiots. For effecting which the marshals aforesaid shall have power, and are M°F¤h¤lS,m¤Y hereby required, to appoint one or more assistants in each city and 35E5m u85m` county in their respective districts and territories, residents of such city or county for which they shall be appointed: and shall assign to each of the said assistants a certain division of territory; which division shall not consist, in any case, of more than one county, but may include _ one or more towns, townships, wards, hundreds, precincts, or parishes, tfggfnggnggn and shall be plainly and distinctly bounded. The said enumeration wu,,; inquiry; 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 nggigllillsfnd family. The marshals and their assistants shall, respectively, before mk, ,,gi’,,Q°h_ entering on the performance of their duty under this act, take and sub- 8re. scribe an oath or aflirmation before some judge or justice of the peace resident within their respective districts or territories, for the faithful performance of their duties. The oath or aflirmation of the marshal pom, of-m,,,._ shall be as follows: "[, A B, marshal of the district (or territory) sh¤l’s ouch. of ———-—-, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will truly and faithfully cause to be made a full and perfect enumeration and description of all persons resident within my district, (or territory,) and return the same to the Secretary of State, agreeably to the directions of an act of Congress entitled ‘ An act to provide for taking the sixth census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,’ according to the best of my ability." The oath or aflirrnaticn of an assistant shall be as follows: Form nfassis;. “I, A B, appointed an assistant to the marshal of the district (or terri- ¤¤¢¤’ 0¤th· tory)of ·------, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will make 21.j¤Sl3, faithful, and perfect enumeration and description of all persons resident within the division assigned to me for that purpose by the marshal of the district (or territory) of ———-—, and make due return thereof to the said marshal, agreeably to the directions of an act of Congress entitled ‘ An act to provide for taking the sixth census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States} according to the best of my
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