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[304] Mulattoes, this proportion rises to the figure of ten females to seven males. Mixture of blood seems unfavourable to the natural rule of female births. The White people in America follow the same laws of growth as White people in Europe.

Take the case of Prussia, as a country in which the White race has always grown, and is still growing, in the natural order. Prussia is a staid and prosperous country, where the peasant is well-taught, well-governed and well-drilled. The movement in her population has been very slight. Where Prussia has sent out one emigrant, the United Kingdom has sent out more than fifty emigrants. During the forty years in which the tides of population were rolling at the flood from Europe to America, Prussia only lost a hundred thousand souls. Her people, therefore, may be taken as a sample of the White race in Europe, in their normal state.

In 1871, Prussia had a population of twenty-four million six hundred and ninety-three thousand souls. Of this total, twelve million one hundred and seventy-four thousand were masculine souls; twelve million five hundred and eighteen feminine souls:

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