No records have as vet been received from the above by your Servants'Board and your Servants"Board has been sending despatches every year to the Governors-General and Governors urging them to forward speedily the required figures. Sonic have explained that they have not received the records from the auditors: others say that it is extreniely difficult to get the exact accounts because of the rebels, They all, however, promise to send forward the records as soon as they have received the exact accounts. It is advisable, therefore, to order them to secure the true accounts and send them in different years and when they arrive at your Servants'Board, your Servants will put them on record at the next term and your Servants ask your Majesty whether the Governors-General and Governors should not send the names of the officers who are delaying to get the accounts forwarded to your Servants'Board so that we may consult and decide.

The Province of Fengt'ien ( Shengking or Kwanlung)

It is stated on the record by the Fu yin that Fengt'ien contains 2 fa, 5 chow 14 hsien and 4 t'ing. Its real population, including old and young, men and women, altogether amounts to 4,409,271 which, compared with that of the 11th year (4,368,872) shows an increase of 40,399 people. Its real rice storage is 415,980 piculs 3899, which compared with that of the previous year 389818 piculs 7069 gives an increase of 26161-683.

The Province of Chihli

The population and the quantity of rice of the places included in the Pauting prefecture for the 12th year have not been sent to your Servants'Board, and the Governor-General should be ordered to obtain them quickly and send them without delay to your Servants'Board, and your Servants will put them on record at the next term. The population and the quantity of rice of the places belonging to the Cheng teh prefecture of the 12th year have been forwarded by the General of Jeho. The red population of the 12th year is 725,625 which compared with that of the 11th year (725,375) shows an increase of 250 souls. The real quantity of rice of the 12th year is 9580 piculs 8189 which is identical with that of the previous year. The population and the quantity of rice of the places belonging to Pau ting fu have not been presented from the 8th year of Hienfeng (1859) to the 11th year of Kwanghsu, and the quantity or rice of the 11 chow and hsien that belong to Hsien hsien, of the 4th and 5th year of Hienfeng (1855-56 ) have also not been forwarded, and it has been stated by the Governor-General that these places had been destroyed by the rebels and that he will send a record to say whether or not there is any rice in the granary so soon as he is informed by the auditors, but as it has not yet come to hand he must be told to hurry up with the record as quickly as possible and when it arrives at your Servants'Board, your Servants will place what be says on the record of the next term submitted to your Majesty.

The Province of Shantung

It is stated on the record by the Governor that this province contains 10 fu, 11 chow, 96 hsien, 4 met and 1 soThe Province of Shantung 640 . Its real population is 36.631,308 which compared with that of the 11th year (36,545,704) gives an increase of 85,604. Its real rice storage is 319327 piculs 8797. shewing an increase of 572 piculs 3, over the previous year (318755-5797).

The Province of Shansi

It is stated on the record by the Governor that Shansi contains 9 fu, 10 chow, 85 hsien and 4 t'wan ts'aoThe Province of Shansi 641 . Its real population is 10,847,147 which, compared with that of the 11th year ( 10,791.341) gives an augmentation of 55,806. Its real rice amount is 963,509-1682, shewing a decrease of 4021-0549 compared with the 11th year (967,530-3231) .

The Province of Honan

It is stated on the record by the Governor that Honan contains 9 fu, 10 chow. 96 hsien and 1 t'ing. Its real population is 22,117,439 giving an increase of 403 mouths over the previous year ( 22,117-036 ). Its real rice storage amounts to 436123 piculs G008 which is the same as the previous year.

The Trovince of Kiangsu

It is stated on the record by the Governor that Kiangsu contains 4 fu, 5 chow, 30 hsien and 1 t'ing. Its real population is 21,346,899, which, compared with that of the 11th year (21,259,989) shows an increase of 86,910 people. Its rice account for this year is not recorded, and the same is true of the 27th year of Taokwang (1848 ) to the lst year of Hien feng and its population and quantity of rice from the 3d year of Hienfeng to the 12th year of T'ungchih (1874) and its rice from the 13th year of Hienfeng to the 9th year of Kwarighsu and the 11th year of Kwanghsu are all omitted and the Governor should he ordered to obtain the figures quickly and send them to your Servants'Board, and when they arrive at your Servants'Board, they will be put on record at the next term for your Majesty.

The Province of Kiangsi

It is stated on the record by the Governor that Kiangsi contains 14 fu 2 chow 76 hsien 2 t'ing 4 wei and 13 so. Its real population is 24,554,085 which compared with that of the 11th year (2i,541,40G) gives an increase of 12679 people. Its real rice amount is 430.721-0678, hut it is explained on the record that there are some places where the rice has been destroyed by rebels. and other places where a great quantity of rice has been given to soldiers for their food, and others again where the rice amount has not been audited. The Governor must be informed that the quantity of rice must be forthwith learnt and sent to your Servants'Board. Its population and rice amount for the 10th year of Hienfeng (1861 ) and the 7th year of Kwanghsu: the quantity of rice of these 42 t'ing, chow, listen which belong to Clung kiang, of the 8th year of Kwanghsu and that of these 19 chow, hsien belonging to I ning of the 7th year, and the population and the quantity of rice of these 50 t'ing, chow and listen belonging to Using tse of the 7th year, and the population of these 40 t'ing, chow and hsien belonging to Feng sin of the 6th year, are all yet unknown, the Governor must be ordered to ascertain speedily what is awanting and send the figures to Your Servants'Board and when they arrive at your Servants'Board, they will be put on the record at the next term and submitted to your Majesty.