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By the custom-house returns in Britain, it appears that the number of persons who emigrated to the British North American colonies during the last year was 34,226, and to the United States of America during the same period, 49,774. In the year 1834, the numbers were respectively 40,060, and 33,074 and in 1832, at which time emigration seemed to have reached its maximum, 66,320 and 32,980.- Bos. Trans.

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This report concerns the numbers of immigrants from Great Britain to the United States in the early years of the 1830s. These immigrants were not seen as a threat to American society the way other immigrant groups were because they blended into the culture. They spoke the same language and were mostly Protestants. The numbers in this report indicate that large numbers of people from Britain also went to Britain's colonies. William Butler began publication of the Hampshire Gazette on September 6, 1786, in Northampton, Massachusetts. It has been in continuous publication since then and is now called the Daily Hampshire Gazette.


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"Emigration from Britain to America" article from the Hampshire Gazette newspaper

publisher   Hampshire Gazette
date   Nov 22, 1837
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
width   4.0"
height   2.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
accession #   #L05.089

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