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Memoranda of Maryland..., 1828
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2 MARYLAND.

by the Atlantic ocean and the state of Dela-
ware.

Extent.—It is 196 miles in length from east
to west upon its north boundary line ; but from
the north west to the south eastern extremities
of the state, is 240 miles. Its greatest width is
near the eastern boundary of the state, where it
is 120 miles and diminishes to its narrowest
near Hancock, where the state is but three
miles wide—it then again increases so as to be 40
miles on its western boundary. The superficies
of the state is 13,950 square miles, of which
nearly one-fifth is estimated to be water.

Population.—The hrst emigration to Mary-
land from Europe was in 1634.

In 1665, the population had reached nearly
16,000.

In 1734, there were about 36,000 "taxables."
In 1755, there were 55,319 free white males

49,908 free white females
1,574 male convicts
407 female convicts

3,592 mulattoes
42,764 negro slaves

Total 153,564

In 1790, there were 208,649 whites
103;036 slaves
8,043 free blacks

Total 319;728


 

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