Pioneers, Ploughs, and Politics: New Brunswick Planned Settlements
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Copy of letter from Benjamin R. Stevenson, surveyor general, to Edward Jenkins, London. – 27 April 1876. – 2 pp. of textual records. Stevenson comments on the changing sentiment in Canada and particularly in New Brunswick with regard to immigration and the duties and responsibilities of those undertaking to settle a party of immigrants. He states that all the government can extend to new settlers are the terms of the Free Grants Act 1872
and the amendment of 1873. RS637-1b4 Records of the surveyor general, letter books, 16 July 1875-26 February 1877, PANB.
Copy of letter from Benjamin R. Stevenson, surveyor general, to William Annand, immigration agent, regarding the New Brunswick government’s new policy on immigration. – 28 April 1876. – 3 pp. of textual records. Stevenson states that there has been a change in immigration sentiment in Canada, particularly in New Brunswick, and that the province is unable to undertake any special immigration schemes during the current year. He also sets out instructions respecting immigration and concludes with special instructions directed towards a few individuals desiring to settle in New Kincardineshire. RS637-1b4 Records of the surveyor general, letter books, 16 July 1875-26 February 1877, PANB.
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