The Province of Chehkiang

It is stated in the record by the Governor that this province contains 11 fu 1 chow, 75 hsien and 2 t'ing. Its real population is 11,691,255 which, compared with that of the 1 lth year (11,685,348) gives an increase of 5907 souls. Its real rice amount is 31823-1408 which shows an increase over the previous year (31755-2102) of 67-9306.

The Province of Hupei

It is stated on the record by the Governor that Hupei contains

10 fu, 9 chow, 60 hsien and 10 wei. Its population is 33,682,193, which compared with that of the 11th year (33,600,490) gives an increase of 81.703. Its rice for this year and from the 2nd year of Hienfeng (1853) to the 11th of Kwanghsu (1885) has not been put on record. It is necessary, therefore, to in form the Governor to quickly find out the amounts and transmit them to your Servants'Board, and when they arrive at your Servants'Board, they will he placed on the record of the next term for your Majesty.

The Province of Hunan

It is slated on the record by the Governor that Hunan contains 9 fa, 7 chow. 64 hsien, 4 t'ing and 1 wei. Its real population is 21,005,952 which compared with that of the 1 lth year .21,005,171) shows an increase of 781. Its rife account for this year and its population and rice account of the 2nd year of Hienfeng ( 1853) and its rice of the 3d year of Hienfeng to the 11th of Kwanghsu are awanting and the quantity of rice of the She tsang of the 5th year to the 21st of Taokwang (1842) are also deficient. (Then follows the usual remark in the case of omission of statistics on the record).

The Province of Shensi

This province is said by the Governor to contain 7 fu, 5 chili chowThe Province of Shensi 642 and 76 hsien. Its real population is 8,395,954, giving an increase of 118,937 people over the previous year (8,276,967). The rice account stands 55828-5535 being an increase of 483-6264 above that of the 11th year viz. 55344-9271. Its population and rice account of the 9th year of Kwanghsu ( 1883 ) are not given, with the usual remark added.

The Province of Szechwen

The Governor-General of this province states that it contains 12 fa. 19 chow 112 hsien 10 t'ing and 1 so, with a. population of 72.126.148 which, when compared with that of the 11th year (71,073,730) shows an increase of 1.052,418. The quantity of rice for this year as well as thai of the 9th year of Tungchih

( 1871) and the 7th to the 1 lth year of Kwanghsu ( 1881-85) have failed to be forwarded to your Servants'Board, therefore etc.

The Province of Kwangtung (Canton)

The Governor of this province which contains 10 fu, 13 chow, 11 listen and 5 t'ing, reports the real population to he 29,751,178, compared with that of the previous year (29,740,055) indicating an increase of 11,123. Its rice storage of this year and the 4th year of Hienfeng to the 11th year of Kwanghsu (1855-1885) except the 6th (1880) are omitted etc.

The Province of Kweichow

It is stated on the record by the Governor-General that this province contains 12 fu, 12 t'ing, 13 chow, 2 chow p'anThe Province of Kweichow 643 32 hsien and 10 wei. Its exact population is 4,803,658. As the population for the 11th year has not been put on record, no comparison is possible. The quantity of rice for this year is also not given as well as the population of 3 fu, viz: Using i, Tu yun and Chen yuen and 22 t'ing, chow and hsien belonging to P'u an and 10 wei belonging to Kucbow of the 1st year of Hienfeng and 2 fa viz: Tu yun and Chen yuen and 17 t'ing, chow and hsien belonging to Pa chai and the rice of the whole province of the 11th year and the rice of the whole province and the population of 18 t'ing, chow and hsien belonging to Pa chai of the 10th year, and the population and rice of the whole province of the 9th year, and the rice of the whole province of the 5th to the 8th year and the population of 21 t'ing. chow and hsien of the 5th 6th and 8th years and the population of 18 t'ing, chow and hsien belonging to Pa chai of the 7th year, and also the population and rice of the whole province of the 3d year and the 5th to the 8th year of T'ungchih. and the rice of the whole province and the population of the fu, t'ing, choir and hsien which belong to Ta ting of the 4th year; and the rice of the whole province and the population of 3 fu, viz: Using i, Tu yun and Chen yuen and 27 t'ing, chow and hsien belonging to Pa chai of the 9th to the 13th year, as will as the rice of the whole province of the 1st to the 11th year of Kwaughsu and the populalion of 2 fa, viz: Tu yun and Chen yuen and 1G t'ing, chow and hsien belonging to Pa chai of the 1st year and that of 2 fa, viz: Tu yun and Chen yuen and 14 t'ing, chow and hsien belonging to Pa chai of the 2nd year, and that of Tu yun and Chen yuen and 7 t'ing. chow and hsien belonging to Pa chai and that of Tu yun fu and 13 t'ing, chow and hsien belonging to Pa chai of the 5th year. [ Then follows the usual order for the statistics to be forwarded etc. ]

The Province of Fuhkien

The Governor of this province states that there are 9 fu, 2 chow and 58 hsien with 1 t'ing within his jurisdiction, with a population in the 9th year of Kwanghsu ( 1883 ) of 23.113,439. That of the 11th year is 23,894,533. The population and rice for the present year are not given as well as the rice of the 6th year of T'ungchih to the 11th year of Kwanghsu (1868-1885) and also the population of the 7th year of Taokwang to the 3d year of Hienfeng (1828-1854) and the rice of the 4th to the 7th year of Hienfeng (1854-58) and the population and rice of the 9th year and the population of the 10th year of Hienfeng to the 3d of T'ungchih ( 1861-18G5), and the population of the places which belong to the prefecture of Taiwan of the 17th year of Kiaching (1813) to the 7th year of Hienfeng ( 1858) and the rice of these places of the 19th year of Kiaching (1815) to the 3d of Hienfeng ( 1854.) [ Then follows the usual form. ]