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1864, to April 30, 1865, and which shows the ratio rejected of colored recruits to be a small fraction more than half as great as that of the same class of examinations of white applicants; and while the rejections have been much less, the physical development of those accepted is equal to the white of this nation, and better than that of all other nations collectively.

Colored men are well muscled, have good eyes, good teeth, good lution seldom a source of torment from coarse food. They are active, are inured to hardships, are not liable to experience ill effects from malaria and the heat of summer sun; they, sustain well and recover readily from injury of disease,and will not "freeze," or lose the powers of "reproduction," nor "become extinct" much sooner than the white man. (See Table 8.)

TABLE Numbers 7.-Showing the number an the ratio per 1,000 of colored men rejected.

TWELFTH DISTRICT OF OHIO.

Number of recruits Number of

examined, 207. substitute

examined, 89.

Colored men Recruits Ratio Substitutes

examined from rejected. rejected per rejected.

July 4, 1864, to 1,000

April 30, 1865. physically

examined.

Organic disease, 1 4.8

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internal organs.

Diseases of the 1 4.8

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skin.

Chronic 1 4.8

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rheumatism.

Eyes and eyelids, 2 9.6

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diseases of.

Chest and spine. 1 4.8

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Hernia. 4 19.4 9

Testicles, 2 9.6

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diseases of.

Joints, diseases 3 14.5 2

of.

Feet, deformity 1 4.8

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of.

Varicose veins,

lower 1 4.8

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extremities.

Ulcers, chronic.

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1

Want of physical 6 29.0 15

development.

Legal causes. 4 19.3 9

Total. 27 130.4 36

CONTINUATION:

Number Total number

substitutes examined, 296.

examined, 89.

Ratio rejec- Ratio rejec-

Ratio ted per 1,000 ted for all

Colored men rejected per examined for causes per

examined from 1,000 physical dis 1,000 physi

July 4, 1864, to physically ability, colo cally exami

April 30, 1865. examined. red recruits ned, colored

and recruits and

substitutes. substitutes.

Organic disease,

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internal organs.

Diseases of the

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skin.

Chronic

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rheumatism.

Eyes and eyelids,

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diseases of.

Chest and spine.

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Hernia. 101.1

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Testicles,

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diseases of.

Joints, diseases 22.5

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of.

Feet, deformity

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of.

Varicose veins,

lower

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extremities.

Ulcers, chronic. 11.3

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Want of physical 168.4

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development.

Legal causes. 101.1

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Total. 404.4 101.8 213.7