Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Louisiana” in chapter 34 of Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863.:
...Congress wasted in raising a Patent Committee at all. In 1856--and other years will show a like proportion--South Carolina took out seven letters patent; Georgia, nine; Florida, one; Alabama, eleven; Louisiana , twenty-four; all the Slave States, two hundred and ninety-one against one thousand nine hundred and eighty-two taken out by the Free States.
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