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SIXTEENT H CONGRESS. Sess. l. Ch. 24. 1820. 519 and under twenty-six ; those of twenty-six and under forty-five; and those of forty-five and upwards; and, also, distinguishing the number of persons engaged in agriculture, commerce, and manufactures, respectively. For ellecting which the marshals aforesaid shall have power, and they Iviarshals may are hereby, respectively, authorized and required, to appoint one or more ‘*PP°i¤* ¤¤¤i“· assistants in each county and city, in their respective districts and tcrri- °ms‘ tories, residents of the county and city for which they shall be appointed, and shall assign a certain division to each of the said assistants, which A diV§¤i°¤ *° division shall not consist of more than one county or city,but may include °“°h “°°’°t°“t' one or more towns, townships, wards, hundreds, or parishes, plainly and distinctly bounded by water courses, mountains, public roads, or other monuments. And the said enumeration shall be made by an actual in- Enumeration quiry at every dwelling-house, or of the head of every family, and not by actual inquiotherwise. The marshals and their assistants shall, respectively, take an WM . . . . . . arshals and oath or affirmation before some judge or justice of the peace, resident with- nnnisinnin in in their respective districts or territories, before they enter on the duties take an oath. required by this act. The oath or affirmation of the marshal shall be as follows: I, A. B. marshal of the district of -—-, do solemnly swear, (or hi}?""' m"` affirm,) that I will well and truly cause to be made, a just and perfect en- l a SN ` umeration and description of all persons resident within my district or territory,) and also an account of the manufactures, except household manufactures, 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 fourth census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, and for other purposes," according to the best of my ability. The oath or affirmation of an assistant shall I, A. B. do solemnly swear, (or affirm,) thatl Fnim Oy ,,_ will make a just and perfect enumeration and description ofall persons resi- sistanvs oath. dent within the division assigned to me for that purpose, by the marshal of -—-, and also an account of the manufactures, except household manufactures, and make due return thereof to the said marshal, agreeably to the directions ofan act of Congress, entitled "An act to provide for taking the fourth census or enumeration of theinhabitants of the United States, and for other purposes," according to the best of my abilities. The enumeration Beginning shall commence on the first Monday of August, in the year one thousand and ¤1¤s¤_<>fth¤ eight hundred andtwenty,and shall close within sixcalendar months there- °")"‘;€;Q;:_‘;"t° after. The severalassistantsshall,within thesaidsix months,transmit to the trangmit nnnnmarshals, by whom they shall respectively be appointed,accurate returns of me returns. all persons, except Indians not taxed, within their respective divisions: which returns shall be made in a schedule, distinguishing, in each county, city, town, township, ward, or parish, the several families, by the names of their master, mistress, steward, overseer, or other principal person therein, in the manner following: The number of persons within my di- Fnnin ni- tn, vision, consisting of ——, appears in a schedule hereto annexed, sub- schedule ohcscribed by me this -—— day of --- in the year one thousand eight hun- *“’“· dred and twenty. A. B. assistant to the marshal of -—.