The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources

The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources

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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. 185? edition. Excerpt: ...themselves unexpectedly improved in their worldly circumstances, will the more carefully take heed unto their ways--will remember that power and money are means of raising the weak and benefitting the poverty-stricken, conferred by the Giver of all good for those purposes; and that a responsibility is thus conferred, for which a strict account will be demanded by Him, who, sooner or later, will mete uuto each man, and to every nation, according to their works. An examination of numerous official and public documents, as well as private communications, convince me that the Australians are providing religious ordinances, and moral and intellectual instruction, to carry j their respective prqvinces through the dan In June, 1853, there were 999 foot, and 599 hone police; besides 50 soldiers employed as mounted troopers for gold escort. t The penalty for unlicensed grog-selling was 50; 1 to avoid detection, the contrabandists had " plants." of spirits hid in the bush, which, it was alleged, the police were generally aware of. The vendors only brought into camp small quantities at a time, and j were allowed to prosecute this illegal calling until gerous ordeal to which society is now subjected. To aid them in this righteous cause, by cheering encouragement, should be the object of leaders and enlighteners of public opinion at home and abroad. But this will not be promoted by considering gold as an unalloyed evil, and treating those who are obtaining it from the bowels of the earth as a degraded class of our fellow-subjects. Unfortunately, this feeling towards the diggers began to prevail after the first burst of excitement was over, in 1852: their useful occupation was officially considered by some merely as a means for gathering money...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547861
  • 9781236547866