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CHAPTER I
PUBLIC LATTERS 1838-1840

derives but small revenue, and Industry no advantage. Enough might be sold by auction every year to conduct into Canada and Australia twelve thousand men, women, and children; to supply each labourer with an axe and spade, with clothing for two years, and with sixpence daily to both old and young, for the first eight months. Would not this be better than to immure the healthy, although within sight of home; and if beyond sight of their friends, by no means beyond the hearing of their voices? Doubtless these are benefits, gratuities, blessings : but can we invent none greater? none more congenial? If such questions are vagaries, quite unworthy of the politician, let us consider whether nothing can be thought of more convenient and serviceable to ourselves.
Is colonization less advantageous to us than the same expenditure of our wealth in workhouses, which some of the Irish will look upon as prisons, and others as the outworks of fortresses, ready to be voided of their inmates and to be converted into barracks at the first panic of an irresolute Ministry? The money destined for this unpopular scheme will be much better expended in canals and railroads, on which a large proportion of the same poor people may be employed, whom our legislators are preparing to immure. Let ten acres in Canada and Australia be allotted to every man, woman, and child who emigrates. In a very few years our remaining colony in America will support a population quite adequate to counterbalance the French inhabitants. Hence a third of our customary force will be sufficient to maintain the tranquillity of the country. These considerations alone, leaving aside humanity, would have their weight, were any consideration so weighty as power and patronage; and I address them, sir, to you, as able to force our Administration on the line of duty, or to crush and scatter it if refractory.
You will find that, if the system of colonization is carried on for twenty years, your country, instead of losing in population, will much increase in it: poverty alone will diminish : crimes will grow less atrocious : political and religious differences will be forgotten in the circle of domestic comforts : new interests will spring up between man and man, visibly and tangibly : and old animosities will subside and cease. Indeed I am convinced that, at the expiration of twenty years, not only will your numbers be

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