Chief Emigrant Agent’s Letter Book

Emigrant Office
Kingston February 1st 1842

[ Garrett Farm, Though it is not the Donnelly homestead, this farm looks similar to the original Donnelly home., Unknown, University of Western Ontario Archives B5319, File 3 ]Sir,
[...] Very few Immigrants applied for free grants of land [...] they were not in possession of sufficient means to maintain themselves and families until the could get a crop from the land, and Immigrants of, small capital generally, and I think wisely, preferred purchasing partially improved farms in more settled parts of the Province to going upon wild land. [...]

I Have the Honor to be

(Signed) AB Hawke

Source: Public Archives of Ontario, Chief Emigrant Agent's Letter Book, RG11-1-0-2, MS6909, Unknown, Chief Emigrant Agent's Letter Book, February 1, 1842.

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