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[The New York Emigration Commissioners]

The Illustrated London News, vol. 46, no. 1314, p. 455.

May 13, 1865

The New York Emigration Commissioners have issued their report for 1864. They state that in the course of the year there landed at New York 222,338 passengers, of whom 39,422 were American citizens and 182,916 were aliens, the latter number being 27,072 more than in 1863. 89,766 of the aliens were Irish, 23,871 English, 57,579 Germans. The commissioners provided employment, food, lodging, or transportation for 28,957; cared for 7363 in the refuge and hospital of the commission, and for 235 in its smallpox hospital; and for 978 did the service of burying them.

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