An Historical And Descriptive Account Of British America (volume 3) by Hugh MurrayAn Historical And Descriptive Account Of British America (volume 3) by Hugh Murray

An Historical And Descriptive Account Of British America (volume 3)

byHugh Murray

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. On Emigration to the British North American Colonies. Advantages of Emigration--Classes of Emigrants--Prospects of a Settler in the middling Rank--Choice of Land--Situations best suited for him--Estimates of Expenses and Profits--Outfit required--Modes of obtaining Credit--Terms of Government and the Companies--Emigration of Half-pay Officers--Of distressed Farmers--Of Persons of Capital--Of labouring Settlers--Advantages of their Situation--Their means of purchasing and clearing Land--Pauper Emigrants--Parties sent out by Government--Military and Naval Pensioners--Plan formed by Mr Buller--Observations--Conveyance of the Emigrant--Modes and Expenses of Passage--Of Journey into the Interior from Quebec--From New York--The Canada and British American Land Companies--Comparison between Canada and the United States--Observations on Lord Durham's Statements--Numbers of Emigrants for the last Seventeen Years--Quarters to which they went--Emigration to Nova Scotia--New Brunswick--Prince Edward Island--Newfoundland and Hudson's Bay. Emigration obviously gives birth to the most important of the relations-which subsist between Great Britain and her North American colonies; and without entering into any abstract views on the principle of population, we cannot hesitate to consider it as a process which, for many years and even ages, must be mutually beneficial. Britain can conveniently spare every season not less than 50,000 or 60,000 of her inhabitants, retaining a sufficient number for every useful purpose, and with much advantage to those who remain behind. The adventurers, too, will form on the other side of the Atlantic a great and flourishing people, imbued with the laws, letters, manners, and all the acquirements which have raised their native co...
Title:An Historical And Descriptive Account Of British America (volume 3)Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217172113

ISBN - 13:9780217172110