moderate a price would in the course of years yield an enormous
revenue, and ceolonisation carried on with some sort of order and:
method would be of immense advantage to both settlers and the.
government. These prairies if rendered of easy access would tempt
quite a different class of settlers from those Who inhabit the woods
and swamps of many parts of Canada. The years of labor required
to make a farm here would be all saved, and a few agricultural
implements would in one season place the emigrant, with his market
road already made, in a better position than years of toil do here;
he would not be shut out from the world in the bush, but would
begin to live from the moment he arrived, and escape altogether that
interment in bog and forest, inseparable from an uncleared country.
I am, Sir,
*With great respect,
Yours most obediently,