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Title Views on the Formation of a British and American Land and Emigration Company. Addressed to the British Public
Author Hoffman, David
Date 1848
Document Type Printed Book
Publisher Information John Miller
Reference 8007.b.44.(2.)
Library / Archive British Library
Collection Name General Reference Collection
Description Proposal for the formation of a company that would buy American land and regulate the sale, lease, holding and settlement of that land, regulating emigration to that land and supporting the conditions of the emigrants. This scheme is in response to the number of emigrants arriving in the United States with limited or no means and false information, and falling into poverty.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) United States of America
Places London, England
Nationality English
Keywords land, land sale, land grant, regulation, emigration scheme, poverty, hardship, business
Language English
Copyright British Library