Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 1 of William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2:
...le in the Western States the male population exceeds that of the female.
We had also a much larger proportion of old people than the newer States outside of New England. New England, and especially Massachusetts , had, moreover, a large number of her young and active men at sea, and engaged in the fisheries, who were exempt from military service and from draft; yet they were all counted in the population, and...
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