1825 - 700 Irish Arrive
Montreal, June 18. - On Thursday the Lady Sherbrook and Quebec steam boats brought from Quebec about 700 Irish emigrants, sent out by Government. Without being permitted to enter the town the proceeded immediately to Lachine, to be conveyed by water to their destination in Upper Canada. So large a body of emigrants may easily be supposed to have presented a very motly appearance, but it is matter of great satisfaction that so numerous a class of destitute persons are brought to the country under the superintendance of government, who will not permit them to want for any necessary comforts, instead of being permitted to land on our shores naked and destitute, without any plan to govern their future conduct as emigrants, or funds to establish them on a respectable footing in the country. This seems to be the true system of emigration, and that alone which can advance the prosperity of the country, and the happiness of the emigrants themselves.
June 28, 1825
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