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

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

byHugh Murray

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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...

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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

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ISBN - 10:0217172113

ISBN - 13:9780217172110

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