Statements and Recommendations Submitted by Societies and Organizations Interested in the Subject of Immigration

Statements and Recommendations Submitted by Societies and Organizations Interested in the Subject of Immigration

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...there were received in the Boston house of refuge 866 paupers, 616 of whom were foreigners. From the 1st of January to April 25, 1837, there were 264 paupers admitted to the same house of refuge, 160 of whom were aliens. EXTRACTS FROM THE "ADDRESS OF THE DELEGATES OF THE NATIVE AMEBICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION," PHILADELPHIA, JULY 4, 1845. It is an incontrovertible truth that the civil institutions of the United States of America have been seriously affected and that they now stand in imminent peril from the rapid and enormous increase in the body of residents of foreign birth, imbued with foreign feelings and of an ignorant and immoral character. t s But for the last 20 years the road to civil preferment and participation in the legislative and executive government of the land has been laid broadly open, alike to the ignorant, the vicious, and the criminal; and a large proportion of the foreign body of citizens and voters now constitute a representation of the worst and most degraded of the European population---victims of social oppression or personal vices, utterly divested by ignorance or crime of the moral and intellectual requisites of political self-government. The almshouses of Europe are emptied upon our coast, and this by our own invltation--not casually, or to a trivial extent--but systematically and upon a constantly increasing scale. ' The United States are rapidly becoming the lazar house and penal colony of Europe. ' ' EXTRACT FROM THE RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE CONIFENTION, JULY 5 AND 7, 1845. ' Believing that ruin, if it come, will come through a perversion and abuse of that right (suffrage); Believing that such perversion and abuse to have already prevailed and to be now increasing to an alarming extent;...show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758595
  • 9781236758590