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The Gorgon [Ed. by J. Wade].

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 Excerpt: ...his fortunes to this glorious country. Every emigrant may read his own history in that of the United States. They commenced under every difficulty; they were banished from their native country by oppression to swamps and wildernesses; they were cradled in a cabin; but by industry and perseverance, they ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 Excerpt: ...his fortunes to this glorious country. Every emigrant may read his own history in that of the United States. They commenced under every difficulty; they were banished from their native country by oppression to swamps and wildernesses; they were cradled in a cabin; but by industry and perseverance, they surmounted every obstacle, and have become the glory and admiration of the world! Look at their population, the number Emigrants are in general composed of two descriptions of persons, namely, either men who have nothing to depend upon when they arrive there, but their own labour; or, persons possessed of a small capital. To both these classes America offers decided and peculiar advantages over England. We will say a few words on eaeh:--The first advantage a working man experiences in America.is, that there is not that immeasurable distance betwixt master and servant, which prevails to such ridiculous extent in England--an unprofitable distinction, which benefits no one, but gives to the employer the airs of a tyrant, and to the employed the obsequiousness of a slave. The next advantage is in the price of labour. There are in America no Excise Laws, nor Assessed Taxes, which press so heavily on all classes in this country. Every man receives what may be termed the naturalprice of his labour, without having anything deducted for tithe to the Parson, or rent to the Aristocrat. Common labourers' wages are about 5s. a day; and the average wages for mechanical labour, is from 7s. to 10s. a day. Provisions, on an average, one-fourth cheaper than in this country. This affords a contrast to the situation of the Wolverhampton men, and Lancashire weavers, with their 9s. aweek, the cotton-spinners, type founders, or even the tailors in this-country. That provisions shou...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150295881
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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