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Proceedings of the National Emigration Convention of Colored People Held at Cleveland, Ohio, On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, The 24th, 25th, and 26th of August, 1854

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In addition to these, there are a number of smaller Island , ii longing to the Little Antilles, the area and population of which are not known, many of them being unpopulated. These Islands, in the aggregate, form an areaallowing 40,000 square miles to Haiti and her adjunct islands, and something for those the statistics of which are unknownof about 103,000, or equal in extent to Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Penn- sylvania, and little less than the United Ringdoms of England, Scotland, Ireland and the. principality of Wales. The population being on the above date, 1840: 3,115,000three millions, one hundred and fifteen thousand-.and allowing an in- crease of ten per cent in ten years. on the entire population, there are now 3,250,000 (three millions, two hundred and fifty thousand,) inhabitants, who comprise the people of these islands. CENTRAL AMERIcA Consists of Population in 1840. Guatamala, - - - 800,000 San Salvador, - - - 350,000 Honduras, - - - - 250,000 Costa Rica, - - - - - 150,000 Nicaraugua, - - - - 250,000 These consist of five States, as shown in the above statistics, the united population of which, in 1840, amounted to 1,800,000 (one million, eight hundred thousand,) inhabitants. The number at pres- ent being estimated at 2,500,000, (two and a half millions,) shows, in thirteen years, 700,000, (seven hundred thousand,) being one- third and one-eighteenth of an increase in population. SouTH AMERICA Consists of New Grenada, Venezuela, Ecuador, - Guiana, - Brazil, - North Peru, - South Peru, Bolivia, - Bucwnos Ayres, Square miles. 450,000 - 420,000 - 280,000 160,000 - 3,390,000 300,000 - 130,000 450,000 - - 750,000 Paraguay, - 88,000 Population in 1840. - 1,687,000 - 900,000 - - 600,000 - - 182,000 - - 5,000,000 - - 700,000 - - 800,000 - 1,716,000 - - 700,000 - - 150,000

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