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The Gentleman Emigrant:
His Daily Life, Sports and Pastimes in Canada, Australia and the United States by W. Stamer (1874)

ALTHOUGH I have endeavoured to be as concise as possible, I cannot discover, on careful re-perusal of my manuscript, that anything has. been omitted which could with advantage have been introduced. By minutely describing the process of clearing, house-building, trapping, &c., I might have spun out the work to any length I pleased, but the only person likely to have benefited by such procedure would have been the printer. All the descriptions in the world wont teach a man how to swing an axe, nor a hundred diagrams how to build a shanty.

I have endeavoured to give the reader a truthful description of the life led by the gentleman emigrant in different parts of the world; if he wants to know more he must get his information, as I have done, from personal experience.


The Gentleman Emigrant
The Canadas
The Cleared Farm
The Backwoods Farm

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