In 1871, the United Kingdom had, in round numbers, a population of thirty-one million six hundred and seventeen thousand souls.
Of this total, fifteen million three hundred and sixty thousand were masculine souls; sixteen million two hundred and fifty-seven thousand feminine souls: excess of females over males in the United Kingdom, eight hundred and ninety-seven thousand souls.
In 1870, the United States
had also, in round numbers, a White population of thirty-three million five hundred and eighty-nine thousand souls.
Of this total, seventeen million and twenty-nine thousand were masculine souls ; sixteen million five hundred and sixty thousand feminine souls: excess of males over females in the United States
and Territories, four hundred and sixty-nine thousand souls.
The mischief springs from the immigration of single men, or married men who leave their wives behind in Europe
Taking the country all in all, nothing in the air of America
seems to foster male growth at the expense of female growth.
Among the Red
men there is about the same excess of females as prevails in Europe
Black men show a larger proportion of females; and among their bastard brethren, the