The Life of the REV. Herman Norton, to Which Are Added Startling Facts, and Signs of Danger and of Promise, from His Pen, While Cor. SEC. of the American Protestant Society

The Life of the REV. Herman Norton, to Which Are Added Startling Facts, and Signs of Danger and of Promise, from His Pen, While Cor. SEC. of the American Protestant Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...States of America, already so much frequented by their countrymen and relatives. The blanks thus created by the export of considerable numbers of these people from all parts of the kingdom, would materially tend to afford immediate relief under the existing pressure; while it is believed that the Wealthy capitalist and experienced farmer, of ANY CREED, will not hesitate to avail themselves of the ever enduring toil of these poor people, when, as under the contemplated system, their labor can be secured on a soil, perhaps, the most productive in the world... " It is proposed, in the first instance, to purchase primitive or other tracts of land, in the United States, of moderate extent, and selected as being most readily brought into the highest and most productive state of cultivation; or, as being likely, from posi tion, to become the sites hereafter of towns and cities. Such land may be obtained from the Government at one dollar and a quarter per acre. "The first settlements should be made in those fertile prairie districts situated on the southern sides of the Canadian Lakes, where slavery is unknown; and the elevation and temperament of which will, in all seasons, insure the health of the European settler. They would be comprised in the rich and productive states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Vi/isconsin, and Missouri, or lowa, forming a large portion of the north-western valley of the Mississippi, of which M. De Tocqueville emphatically says, "If a paradise is to be found on earth, it is Ulere 1" Having selected the territory and purchased the land, they speak of the ready access to it from different points. " The facilities of conveying emigrants to these localities are now rendered most...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887913
  • 9781236887917