Page:Popular Science Monthly Volume 41.djvu/777

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THE NATIVE AND FOREIGN-BORN POPULATION.
PSM V41 D777 Native and foreign born population by state.png

The historian Bancroft stated that in 1775 the colonies were inhabited by persons "one fifth of whom had for their mother-tongue some other language than the English." The French, the Swedes, the Dutch, and the Germans contributed this one fifth,