A Statement of the Satisfactory Results Which Have Attended Emigration to Upper Canada From the Establishment of The Canada Company, Until the Present Period
DR. ALLING to the Commissioners of the Canada Company
[…] I have now to speak of the Irish settlers […] the only fault I find in some of them is a too frequent boiling over of their ardent opinions and feelings of loyalty upon necessary occasions, and a too frequent indulgence in invectives against sound constitutionalists, who do not, they think, come full up to their idea of patriotic perfection. We have here a good many of the “middle men” of Ireland, who succeed well and make excellent settlers, adding to the wealth and strength of the province.
[…] A very large portion of the Irish settlers hereabouts are composed of the lower orders of that country, and because of their numbers spoil the Irish sample of settlers. This class go upon land as soon as they arrive here, and being without means, make very slow progress. […]