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Letters Regarding Immigration of 1868

The following is immigration information as the Agents prepared for the 1868 season, from Sessional Papers, 31 Victoria (33), 1868.

This is a series of letters written in the spring of 1868 as the agents prepared for a new season. Mr. A.C. Buchanan, Chief Emigrate Agent at Quebec died in February of that year and Mr. L. Stafford became acting Agent. There also was a major change in policy as the new Dominion Government took over. The Government discontinued the policy of assisting destitute foreign emigrants with inland passage money. This decision, however, was made to late to inform the emigrants, who were already onboard ships making their way to Canada.

1868 Immigration Report


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