Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bridget Higgins And The Irish In Canada

My Bridget (Higgins) Cameron was an Irish woman who immigrated to Canada.


From The Irishman in Canada:

"The population of Ontario is 1,620,83; of these 559,442 are Irish, 328,889 Scotch, 439,429 English and in the four Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, the Irish number 846,414, as compared with 706,369 English, and 549,946 Scotch. The Irishman was here as early as others he fought against the wilderness...".

"...the historian...will have to deal with a later American immigration than the U. E. Loyalist, an immigration composed mainly of men who entered Canada intending to settle in Michigan but who when they saw the splendid stretches of oak near London...".

[Footnote on Page 6] I am convinced from what I saw in the States and from all I have heard that the position of the Irishman in Canada is better than in the States.

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