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Canada:

INFORMATION PUBLISHED BY HIS MAJESTY'S COMMISSIONERS FOR EMIGRATION, RESPECTING THE BRITISH COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA.

Published by Charles Knight, London: [1832] [2], 18 pp. Stitched, partly uncut. Contemporary stiff marbled paper boards [detached but present]. Else Very Good. England gives notice that it will not award "Grants of Land, or gifts of Tools, or a supply of Provisions" to those who emigrate to Canada. The reason is that, "Those who desire to work cannot fail to do well for themselves...Government does not think it necessary to give away Land in a Country, where, by the lowness of its price, the plentifulness of work, and the high rates of wages, an industrious Man can earn enough in a few Seasons to become a freeholder by means of his own acquisitions." The pamphlet describes Passage to Quebec and New Brunswick; wages and prices prevailing in Lower Canada, Upper Canada, and New Brunswick; and arrangements made with the Bank of Montreal for holding emigrants' funds. A second printing issued in 1842. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 34704. TPL [First Supp.] 4976. 50 Decker 44.


Book Id: 15334

Price: $175.00

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