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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

Italian Emigration

Italian Emigration.

I have the honor to report that an official tabular statement has just been made public by the Italian general bureau of statistics in this capital, from which it appears that the number of Italian emigrants to foreign countries during the three months ended March 31, 1889, aggregated 71,293 persons, and that there was a decrease of 10,447 emigrants, as compared with the first three months of 1888, when the total amounted to 82,351 persons.

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No information is given as to the sex and occupations of emigrants, or as to the countries to which they were directed, but the districts from which they came and the respective numbers were as follows:

Districts. Number of emigrants for 3 months ended March 31—
1889. 1888.
Piedmont 7,133 1,282
Liguria 1,191 1,481
Lombardy 7,707 6,406
Venetia 39,540 43,311
Emilia 3,130 1,303
Tuscany 1,890 2,114
The Marches 656 544
Umbria 11 19
Abruzzi and Molise 2,270 5,144
Campaina 2,762 9,075
Puglie 548 602
Basilicata 1,100 2,632
Calabria 2,352 4,025
Sicily 1,622 1,381
Sardinia 11 32
Total for the Kingdom 71,923 82,351

Unfavorable news concerning the present condition of Italian emigrants in some of the countries of North and South America (especially Brazil), and the recent emigration act of Italy, by which agents are required to take out licenses, under bonds, are among the chief causes to which the falling off in emigration from the Kingdom during the first three months of 1889 maybe attributed.

Charles M. Wood,

Vice-Consul-General (in charge). United States Consulate-General, Rome