Canada and the Canadians

Volume I

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Published: 1849
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,412 / 166 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.1
LoC Categories: F, CT
Downloads: 643
Added to site: 2006.12.05
mnybks.net#: 15474
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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a where sympathy with the Stars and Stripes is the order of the day.[2]

[Footnote 2: That is, to those portions of the London and western district where American settlers abound, who have so generously repaid the fostering care which Governor Simcoe originally extended to them. One of those rabid folks indebted to the British government, who kept an inn, padlocked his pumps lately when a regiment was marching through Woodstock in hot dusty weather, that the soldiers might not slake their thirst.]

If they be Scotch Radicals, the most uncompromising and the most bitter of all politicians, they seek Canada only with the ultimate hope of revolutionizing it.

But the latter are more than balanced by the respectable Scotch, who emigrate occasionally upon the same principles which actuate the respectable portion of the English emigrants, and by the hardy Highlanders already settled in various parts of the colony, whose proverbial loyalty is proof against the arts of the demagogue.

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