The Englishwoman In America By Isabella Lucy Bird
























































































































 -  As might be expected, the
Anglo-French alliance is extremely popular: to show the sympathy of
Canada, the Legislature made - Page 330
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As Might Be Expected, The Anglo-French Alliance Is Extremely Popular:

To show the sympathy of Canada, the Legislature made the munificent grant of 20,000l. to be divided between the Patriotic Funds of both nations, and every township and village has contributed to swell a further sum of 30,000l. to be applied to the same object.

The imperial garrisons in Canada have recently been considerably diminished, and with perfect safety; the efforts of agitators to produce disaffection have signally failed; and it is stated by those best acquainted with the temper of the people, that Canada will not become a separate country, except by England's voluntary act.

At present every obstacle to her further development seems to be removed - her constitution has been remodelled within the last few years on an enlarged and liberal basis - her religious endowments have just been placed on a permanent footing - all the points likely to cause a rupture with the United States have been amicably settled - and important commercial advantages have been obtained: the sun of prosperity shines upon her from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the distant shores of the Ottawa and the Western Lakes. She requires only for the future the blessing of God, so freely accorded to the nations which honour Him, to make her great and powerful. The future of nations, as of individuals, is mercifully veiled in mystery; we can trace the rise and progress of empires, but we know not the time when they shall droop and decay - when the wealthy and populous cities of the Present shall be numbered with the Nineveh and Babylon of the Past.

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