The paople of the state may ba ïntnrested in kuowing the progreso tliat has been made ia the preparation of the slatistioal (pamphlet for distribution at the Ontonninl exposition. The principal topics and thcir arrangement, as at present design 1, will bo abont as folÍ0W8: I. Politioal Hiitory. 2 Geogruphy and Topography. 3. Meteorology and Clinmtf. 4. Population. 5. Financial Condition. 6. Public Land. 7. Farming Interests and Farm Produots. 8. Railroads. 9. Facillties for and Comparativo Rutes of Transportation. 10. Mining Interest. II. Lamber and Timber Interest. 12. Fiseberies. 13. Manufacturing interests. 14. Public instrootions. 15. Private educfitional interest. 16. Cbaritable, reforniatory, and penal institutions 17. Religious and benevolent societios. 18. Newspapers and periodicals. 19. Miscellaneuus. This arrangement will be subject to suoh variations as circumstances muy suggest. The work, although statistioal, will difïtir froni a mere book of reference in thig, - that it is designed to furnish information in a popular forra that may interest persous who may be looking for settlement or investment, giving for this purpose uierely an outline vew of the position and leading features of the state, with so much of its historr ouly as many seem to introduce it. The aoTeral topics are mostly oom plete, except mining interests, and the place that will be geiven to this topic m this connection will depend upon other arrangements that are understood to be in progress on that subject. I have found it necessary to address many letters of inquiry, and partiej thus addressed will confei a great favor by responding promptly. The work will probably make from 100 to 125 pages. 8. B. McCrackkw. Detroit, Feb. 10, 1876.