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Territorial Governor William S. Fulton’s certification of the 1835 census of the Arkansas Territory, listed by county. The document states that the territory’s population that year consisted of “fifty two thousand two hundred and forty souls, whereof nine thousand eight hundred and thirty eight persons are slaves and persons of color.”
Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

Politics and Government
Louisiana Purchase through Early Statehood, 1803 through 1860
Fulton, William Savin
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