Emigration and Colonization: Embodying the Results of a Mission to Great Britain and Ireland, During the Years 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842 : Including a Correspondence with Many Distinguished Noblemen and Gentlemen, Several of the Governors of Canada, Etc.; Descriptive Accounts of Various Parts of the British American Provinces, with Observations, Statistical, Political, Etc

J. Mortimer, 1844 - 376 Seiten

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Seite 361 - Canada, acceding to this confederation and joining in the measures of the United States, shall be admitted into, and entitled to all the advantages of this union ; but no other Colony shall be admitted into the same unless such admission be agreed to by nine States.
Seite 371 - ... motion. She continued to move on. All were still incredulous. None seemed willing to trust the evidence of their own senses. We left the fair city of New York; we passed through the romantic and ever-varying scenery of the highlands ; we descried the clustering houses of Albany; we reached its shores; and then, even then, when all seemed achieved, I was the victim of disappointment. Imagination superseded the influence of fact. It was then doubted, if it could be done again ; or if done, it was...
Seite 71 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
Seite 357 - ... without it we could not have manufactures, and we should not have commerce. These all stand together, but they stand together like pillars in a cluster, the largest in the centre, and that largest is agriculture. Let us remember, too, that we live in a country of small farms and freehold tenements ; a country in which men cultivate with their own hands their own feesimple acres, drawing not only their subsistence, but also their spirit of independence and manly freedom, from the ground they plough....
Seite 29 - To the King's Most Excellent Majesty. Most gracious Sovereign, — -We your Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, the legislative...
Seite 357 - When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
Seite 327 - Francisco is situated, as will contain an area of four square leagues; said tract being bounded on the north and east by the Bay of San Francisco, on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the south by a due east and west line drawn so as to include the area aforesaid...
Seite 327 - ... it has since continued without interruption. This important possession is bounded on the east by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Hudson's Bay territory, on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the United States of America. It lies between 42° and 53° north latitude, and between 64° and 143° west longitude. It is usually considered, however, that the western extremity of the province is Goose Lake, near Fort William, on Lake Superior, in 90°...
Seite 72 - Nothing good nor great is to be obtained without courage and industry ; but courage and industry must have sunk in despair, and the world must have remained unornamented and unimproved, if men had nicely compared the effect of a single stroke of the chisel with the pyramid to be raised, or of a single impression of the spade with the mountain to be levelled.
Seite 2 - ... incompatible with the friendly relations which subsist between Great Britain and the United States. I have directed full information upon all these matters to be laid before you, and I recommend the present state of these Provinces to your serious consideration. I rely upon you to support my firm determination to maintain the Authority of my Crown ; and I trust that your wisdom will adopt such measures as will secure to those parts of my Empire the benefit of internal tranquillity, and the full...

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