Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition 1838-1842 Volume 2
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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...a summary manner by the committee handing him over to the police, . by which he was obliged to apologize to the committee, and bound over to keep the peace. I cannot but believe that this state of society is destined in a very short time to undergo a great change; and many of the inhabitants seem to be of the same opinion, particularly if they obtain a colonial legislature. This it seems almost indispensable they should have, for the wishes and wants of the rising community are too little known and heeded, at the distance of sixteen thousand miles, to insure good government; and the acts and the varying policy of the mother country are so ill adapted to the state of things here, as to strike the most common observers, and only tend to loosen the ties of affection that bind the colonists to it. The introduction of free emigration, and the discontinuance of the use of the colony as a penal settlement, must soon produce the necessity of legislative bodies, and the elections will give the wealthy part of the citizens, emancipists and their descendants, a powerful voice in those bodies when constituted, which will finally lead to their amalgamation with the higher classes. I was surprised to find among the emancipists themselves the same distinctions kept up. The labouring class of free emigrants form another class. They have great difficulties to contend with on their landing. As few of them will consent to serve as domestics in association with ticket-ofleave men or convicts, they find themselves placed in many difficult situations. They are compelled to resort to the public inns kept by these people, who endeavour to take every advantage of them, and cause them to part with what little amount they may have brought with them from the mother country...
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- 29 Jun 2012
- Miami Fl, United States
- Illustrations, black and white