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EMIGRATION AND COLONIZATION:

EM BODYING THE RESC LTS OF A

NISSION TO GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND,

DURING THE YEARS 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1812 ;

INCLUDING A CORRESPONDENCE WITH MANY DISTINGUISHED NOBLEMEN

AND GENTLEMEN, SEVERAL OF THE GOVERNORS OF CANADA, ETC. ;

DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNTS OF VARIOUS PARTS OF THE BRITISH AMERICAS

PROVINCES ; WITH OBSERVATIONS, STATISTICAL, POLITICAL, ETC.;

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LATE EMIGRATION AGENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF CANAD.,

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A TOUR THROCGH THE WEST INDIES, UNITED STATES, ETC.;" “ STATISTICAL

ACCOUNT OF CANADA ;" AND " THE EVIGRANT'S MANUAL."

“ BE FRUITFUL, AND multiple_REPLENISH THE BARTH, AND SUBDUE 17.”

LONDON:

JOAN MORTIMER, ADELAIDE STREET,

TRAFALGAR SQUARE.

MDCCCXLIY.

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Can. 1532.544

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5 A .like. Colorization of North America) bich we really cooxda to be 62 52 ziory of God and the honoar of the nation, from the benest that is 'iteisti Een brote the sont prosecutia of it."-King Charles First's Letter og ise Barnets + slanh, 15th Ag. 16.

* I confess, tr.at whatever apprebensions I bare bad with regari to Lower Canzia, ! ies much more disastrous consequences from what tas occurred in the Upper Provinze. There are a great number of discontented spines there; Erst, he sevilers from the United States, who keep up a connexion with it, and whose runs ate, ginays directed to a connexion with it; and next there are men who have gone from tais country with little character, and no means, and who have transferrei to Canadia the dangerous doctrines they had imbiberi at bome.”—Lord Iharncliffe, Second Reeding of Canada Bill.

“ Ezerg aze driven into a tree in British North America, sets in motion a shuttle ir Manchester or Sheffield.”—Lord Brougham.

" Ezzensive plans of pauper Emigration are not much better than peaal Emigration. "Ne bave no right to cast out among other nations, or on naked shores, either our poverty or our crime. This is not the way in which a great and sealthy people. A MOTHER OF YATIONS, ought to colonize."— Times, Jay 27, 18H.

The appointed mission of this nation evidently is to people the boundless regions of America and Australia with a race of men professing the purest religion, inheriting the richest literature and proudest history, and endowed with the largest obare of personal energy, perseverance, moral courage, self-command, habits of order and industry, and, in a word, professing the highest degree of aptitude for practical civilization, of any race which the world bas yet seen.”—Laing's Essay.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY
MAY 2 3 1986

W, LAXE, PRINTER, 171, FLEET STREET, LOS DOS.

DEDICATION.

To the Right Honourable LORD STANLEY, M.P.,

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies,

gc. &c. Sc.

MY LORD,

Having received a kind permission to dedicate this work to your Lordship, on the express condition that you were not to be regarded as sanctioning any views or opinions which it contains, I now respectfully submit the reasons which have made me desirous of bringing out this compilation under the notice of a Minister of the Crown.

The systematic Colonization of British North America was commenced under the first Monarch of the House of Stuart, who proposed to make it “a royal work of his own.” The proceedings, however, for that great end, by which he hoped for

“ to promote the opulence, prosperity, and

ever

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