Declining Interest in Immigration
By the late 1870s, the New Brunswick government's interest in immigration was declining. Thousands of dollars had been spent to survey lots and to transport and settle colonists on crown land. Provincial monies set aside for these projects were now exhausted. Moreover the Dominion government had cancelled the $10,000 grant to the province in aid of settlement, thereby reducing even further funds available to care for new arrivals. Some time would elapse before the province would again engage in funding planned settlement.