Useful Hints and
Information, How to avoid mistakes in time and Prevention is better than
cure. A Handy Guide to earning a free home.
This little work is
meant to serve not only at i guide for intending settlers, but
particularly, as its title, "The Settler's Guide OR THE Homesteader's
Handt Helper," indicates, as a book of reference for those who have made
their homestead entries and are just about commencing the duties
required to be done in order to entitle them to free patents for their
lands. Particularly has it been the object of the compiler to place his
suggestions in such plain language as will enable the reader to
understand the practical meaning of Acts of Parliament and Departmental
regulations affecting him as a homesteader.
It is to be distinctly
understood that this book is not intended to answer every possible point
which may come up in connection with the homesteader's work during the
whole period of his earning his title, but to give him information on a
great number of points respecting his settlement duties, the possession
of which in advance will save him from much correspondence with the
Department and from many annoying mistakes.
It will have been
observed by many settlers that while the information contained in the
printed pamphlets and other documents which are so widely distributed by
the Government is exceedingly full and valuable, its main object has
been to direct the attention of the intending emigrant to the free homes
in the Canadian North-West; but, having attained that object, it leaves
the settler there, to fulfil his homestead duties to the best of his
ability so far as he is able to understand them from the technical
language of an Act of Parliament, a task often sufficiently difficult
for a skilled lawyer to cope with.
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