Me. 322001101011 0 10 02210002 29 N. H. 732000101502 1541513101 49 Vt. 630001001302 2550421220 39 Mass. 17 26 38 22 33 17 8 7 19 16 20 6 1 35 2 '22 22 20 10 3 2 8 354 Conn. 5 28 12 896642282 1532 7 12 10 127 142 R. I. 174112111 1010000022000 25 N. T. 68 74 43 33 42 35 17 10 37 33 32 6 8 47 10 11 36 39 17 6 4 15 629 N.J. 2 14 785251331 233011 53006 75 Pom. 34 30 7 18 22 15 4 1 17 14 12 2 4 18 13 5 19 20 10 2 3 6 276 Del. 1010101020000101110000 10 Md. 0224312124301022312100 42 D. C. 41 1141 5 20 3000 531 3230 02 41 Va. 18 122300023300500420102 48 N.C. 5.0000000010000 0 0 000 100 7 S. C. 00000000020103100110009 Gra. 6020020000000110100110 15 Fla. 00000000100000000000001 -Ala. 1010210001010001101100 11 Misa. 8010000001000000000000 10 La. 0023323102011120004000 25 Ky. 5000001212010210301010 20 Tenn. 1000000003010033100002 14 Ohio 83 10 3 1 7 6 1 1 12 11 4 5 5 18 4 2 9 7 3 2 0 2 146 Ind. 8122100142005763311003 50 111. 25 213321148405 13 2221120082 Mich. 5511000114000110013000 24 Wis. 11 200120000301221311000 30 Iowa 00010100000001202T00008 Minn. 10000000000000000000001 Mo. 45311220 3 2201111300100 83 Texas 20000000000001200000005 Ark. 001000000000000000000 O'l Cal. 1400103010000010000000 11 Foreign 0036013102000022101002 30 Totala.2S8 226 141 115 142 100 65 35 115 123 99 34 39 190 79 63 136 121 78 25 15 58 2292 REMARKS.—There seems to have been no curious inventions for the year 1856. The number of inventions, however, in particular classes, and of articles in some classes, is somewhat remarkable—for instance, in class I, nearly one-third were for Harvesters, being eighty-seven, and Planters being thirty-seven. There was fifty-three inventions in Fire-arms. The offer made two or three years ago, by a firm in Vermont, of $10,000 for a Sawing Machine for Marble, set inventors to work, and was followed by the issue of twenty-six patents for such machines. It would be useful and interesting to inventors especially to know if any of these machines came up to the demands of the gentlemen, and whether the money was paid, as promised. The Reports for 1856 seem to be carelessly compiled. By the tabular statement (page 2), we have given as the number of patents.................................................................. 2,502 By List of Patentees: Patents............................................................... 2,304 Re-issues............................................................. 83 Designs......................................................;........ 107 Additional Improvements........................................ 27 -------- 2,521 By List of Patents......................................,............-........................ 2,292 Additional Improvements.,.,.....................,............................ 27 Re-issues............................................,.............................. 83 Designs............................................................................. 107 -------- 2,509 By Index to Vol. III., frem 14,008 to 16,323, inclusive.............................. 2,316 Additional Improvementsi..............?...........,,,................................... 27 --------- 2,343 It will be seen, from the above, that out of returns from four different sources, no two agree. Again, in the alphabetical list of patentees, there are several errors. On page 71, the name of James A. Cutting is omitted for a re-issue, dated Aug. 12, 1856. On page 100, the re-issue to B. J. La Mothe, is stated to be in Class X., instead of a re-issue. Page 106, an additional improvement granted to John F. Mascher is placed in Class XVIII. Page 107, patent to \V. H. McNary (No. 16,285) is placed as a re-issue, instead of in Class III. Page 125, re-issue to T. J. W. Robertson, is placed in Class III. Page 139, re-issue to A. Swingle, is placed in Class III. These errors have .been discovered in forming the above table. It maybe said they are slight, and errors must be expected, but the utility of the tables and classification is destroyed, unless they are correctly made up. This must be evident to every one. T. G. S.