Thomas Jefferson Papers

# Estimates of Men Subject to Militia Law, 23 October 1805

23 Oct. 1805

of the age of 18. & under 45. Militia law.

 of 16. & under 26. 384,554 } Census of 1800. of 26. & under 45 423,836

of 106,951 persons of 16. & under 26. by Buffon, 22,362 are in yr 17th. or 18th

then As 106,951: 22,362:: 384,554: 80,405. in yr 17th or 18th. year in US.

 subtract this from 384,554 remain of 18. & under 26. 304,149 add of 26. & under 45. 423,836 gives whole of 18. & under 45 727, 985

 Buffon from 106,951 persons of 16 & under 26 subtract 22,362 in their 17th. or 18th. year remain 84,589 of 18. & under 26. by Buffon add 168,200 of 26 & under 45, the no stated in Buffon’s table gives 252,789 whole of 18 & under 45 in his tables

 Buffon US Buffon 19th then As 252,789 : 727,985 :: 11,014 : x those in yr 19th year in US.

x = 727,985/252,789 x 11,014 = 2.87981 x 11,014 or say 2.88 x 11,014

 those in their 19th. year are 2.88 x 11,014 = 31,720 20th 10,919 = 31,446 21st 10,768 = 31,011 22d 10,675 = 30,744 23d 10,514 = 30,280 24th 10,380 = 29,894 25th 10,259 = 29,545 26th 10,060 = 28,972 243,612 27th 9,926 = 28,586 28th 9,793 = 28,203 29th 9,640 = 27,763 30th 9,544 = 27,486 31st 9,307 = 26,803 32d 9,245 = 26,625 33d 9,045 = 26,049 34th 8,912 = 25,655 35th 8,770 = 25,257 36th 8,515 = 24,523 37th 8,328 = 23,984 38th 8,176 = 23,546 39th 8,016 = 23,085 40th 7,929 = 22,846 41st 7,525 = 21,672 42d 7,444 = 21,438 43d 7,252 = 20,885 44th 7,124 = 20,516 45th 7,008 = 20,182 46th 6,701 = 19,298 484,402 728,014

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