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have fifty millions within fifty years, if not prevented by any political folly or mistake. It contains more than one third of the country owned by the United States--certainly more than one million of square miles. Once half as populous as Massachusetts already is, it would have more than seventy-five millions of people. A glance at the map shows that, territorially speaking, it is the great body of the Republic. The other parts are but marginal borders to it, the magnificent region slopinen this be, we can judge by the past and the present as to when it will be, if ever, depends much on whether we maintain the Union. Several of our State are already above the average-of Europe--seventy-three and a third to the square mile. Massachusetts has 157. Rhode Island 133; Connecticut 99 New York and New Jersey, each, 80. Also, two other great States, Pennsylvania and Ohio, are not far below, the former having 68 and the latter 59. The State already above the European average,