A Guide to the Emigration Colonies: Including Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Canada, and the Other British Possessions of North America : Also the United States and California

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Letts, Son, and Steer, 1851 - Emigrants' map of the world and guide to the colonies - 28 pages
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Page 5 - Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen ; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee ? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 25 - Basin is that of a desert, but with great exceptions, there being many parts of it very fit for the residence of a civilized people ; and of these parts, the Mormons have lately established...
Page 9 - Time to arrive in the Colony. — The best period is early in May, so as to be in time to take advantage of the spring and summer work, and to get settled before the winter sets in. 4. Length of Passage. — The average to Quebec is 4G days, and to the other North American Colonies rather less : but by the Passengers
Page 9 - ... interest is six per cent. per annum. No greater rate is allowed to be taken, except in the case of bottomry bonds, or the loan of grain, cattle, or live stock, where the lender takes the risk of casualties upon himself. GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EMIGRANTS.
Page 8 - The clearing expenses vary from 21. to 4/. per acre, according to the growth of the wood upon the land. The only charges are those made from time to time by local assessment. There is a tax imposed by the local legislature of 9s.
Page 8 - ... per acre on cultivated lands, and three-eighths of a penny currency on wild lands. CANADA, EAST. — The expense of clearing amounts to about 50s. sterling, varying with the nature of the soil and the quality of the wood. The only local charge is that of making roads and bridges. NEW BRUNSWICK. — The average cost of cutting and clearing off the trees, leaving the stumps standing, is from 3/. to 4/. currency ('21.
Page 14 - ... 41. an acre. It is stated by the Governor that the value of the potash, extracted at a trifling cost from the ashes of the refuse timber, would, in most instances, more than cover the cost of clearing the land, if not of grubbing it.
Page 25 - ... the indefatigable enterprise, industry, and perseverance, of the Anglo-Saxon race. " The city is laid out into about twenty different wards, and covers an area of three square miles. It already contains about one thousand houses, nearly one story and a half high, built of adobe, or sunburnt brick. A fine stream of cold water rushes down from the mountains, which is distributed in ditches through every street in the city, through the gardens, and to the doors of the dwellings, where it is used...
Page 15 - Australia range from 18 to 25 a year, with an allowance of 10 Ibs. of flour, 10 Ibs. of meat, 2 Ibs. of sugar, 4 ounces of tea per week, and a hut. Domestic servants, 15 to 20; married couples, 30 to 35, with house and rations Artisans, for whom the demand is limited, from 5s.

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