Young Immigrants to Canada

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Edinburgh Female Emigration Society

"From Scotland 32 girls were assisted to emigrate by "the Edinburgh Female Emigration Society", which is an association formed by ladies for the purpose of helping respectable and well disposed young females to emigrate. They are supplied with free passages and outfits in return for which they must undertake, by signing a bond, to refund the Society one-half of the cost of passage money out of the first earnings made in the colony. They came accompanied by two matrons, went straight on to Toronto, and all found places on arrival there." (From Sessional Papers, Report of the Minister of Agriculture and Statistics, 26 Victoria 1863, in report from Mr. Buchanan, Chief Emigration Agent at Quebec.)

If any one has additional information on any of these children please contact me.


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