Brazil, its conditions and prospects by Christopher Columbus AndrewsBrazil, its conditions and prospects by Christopher Columbus Andrews

Brazil, its conditions and prospects

byChristopher Columbus Andrews

Paperback | February 8, 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.1887 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. PUBLIC LANDS AND IMMIGRATION. (the only wild lands that are surveyed, and that are practically open to settlement, are those which have been set apart for colonies in the provinces of Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Parand, Santa Catharina, and Rio Grande do Sul The areas surveyed in each of these provinces do not much exceed the size of an ordinary county in the United States. Such new land, adapted, we will say, for coffee-growing, and situated in the province of Espirito Santo, twenty-four hours by steamship from the port of Rio de Janeiro, in the neighborhood of German and Italian colonies, can be bought of the Government in tracts of one hundred and twenty-five acres at three hundred dollars, being at the rate of two dollars and forty cents per acre. Payment may be made, if desired, in five annual payments. The land has an elevation of two thousand feet above the sea, is hilly, and covered with woods. A good part of the local transportation would be on muleback or by boat. Though the manner of life is attended with the usual drawbacks of new settlements, the colonies, as a rule, enjoy good health, and are prospering financially. There are extensive areas in the far interior which, on the maps, purport to be occupied by Indian tribes, and which in most cases it is safe to conclude are not private lands. During three centuries the Crown has been making grants of land to various parties, the records of which do not appear to exist in any accessible form, if they exist at all. A man might expend weeks in exploring the wild lands, and, if he should then find a tract he wished to purchase, he would not be sure of a clear title. If he resolved to run his risk and buy of the Government, his first proceeding would be to formally request, in writing, the ...
Title:Brazil, its conditions and prospectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217690262

ISBN - 13:9780217690263