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[306] female life, but from her partial and unhappy distribution of what she has. In England, France and Germany the sexes find a natural level. One county or one province is no richer than another. Essex has about the same average as Cheshire; Normandie the same average as Provence; Brandenburg the same average as the Rhine. In every region there is a slight excess of female life. Not so in the United States. While the republic as a whole is poor, nearly half the States are rich, some of them over-rich. In seventeen states, and in the district of Columbia, there are more women than men. In some of these states the difference is slight. For instance, in the great State of Pennsylvania, counting more than three million five hundred thousand souls, there is a difference in the sexes of only one in the thousand souls. Maine and Mississippi show the same result. In Louisiana there is a difference of three; in New Jersey of seven; in Tennessee of nine, in each thousand souls. But in several of the older states, the excess of female numbers runs very high; in some beyond that of Great Britain and Ireland. In every thousand souls of the United Kingdom, there are four hundred and eighty-six

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