ALTHOUGH I have endeavoured to be as concise as possible, I cannot discover,
on careful re-perusal of my manuscript, that anything has. been omitted
which could with advantage have been introduced. By minutely describing the
process of clearing, house-building, trapping, &c., I might have spun out
the work to any length I pleased, but the only person likely to have
benefited by such procedure would have been the printer. All the
descriptions in the world wont teach a man how to swing an axe, nor a
hundred diagrams how to build a shanty.
endeavoured to give the reader a truthful description of the life led by the
gentleman emigrant in different parts of the world; if he wants to know more
he must get his information, as I have done, from personal experience.
The Gentleman Emigrant
The Cleared Farm
The Backwoods Farm