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SIXTH DAY'S SESSION.
September 11th, 1863.
Report from the United States of America,
Mr. Samuel B. Ruggles, Delegate from the United States of
America, presented the following Report:
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the
International Statistical Congress :
The Government of Prussia having specially requested, through
its Minister at Washington, his Excellency the Baron Gerolt,
that the Government of the United States of America should
send a representative to the International Statistical Congress
to convene at Berlin on the 6th of September, 1863, the Presi¬
dent of the United States, on the 14th of August, appointed the
undersigned to that office. The session of the Congress being so
near at hand, the undersigned was necessarily obliged to embark
for Europe without delay, and was thus prevented from collect¬
ing, in due season, as large a portion as could have been desired,
of the numerous documents and publications illustrating the
statistics of the United States. Much important information,
though often wanting in classification and arrangement, is em¬
braced in various official papers issued under public authority,
both National and State, and also by Boards of Trade and other
voluntary societies whose labors are more or less statistical.