Letters From An American Farmer By Hector St. John De Crevecoeur



















































































































































 -  I always return from my
neighbourly excursions extremely happy, because there I see good
living almost under every roof, and - Page 100
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I Always Return From My Neighbourly Excursions Extremely Happy, Because There I See Good Living Almost Under Every Roof, And Prosperous Endeavours Almost In Every Field.

But you may say, why don't you describe some of the more ancient, opulent settlements of our country, where even the eye of an European has something to admire?

It is true, our American fields are in general pleasing to behold, adorned and intermixed as they are with so many substantial houses, flourishing orchards, and copses of woodlands; the pride of our farms, the source of every good we possess. But what I might observe there is but natural and common; for to draw comfortable subsistence from well fenced cultivated fields, is easy to conceive. A father dies and leaves a decent house and rich farm to his son; the son modernises the one, and carefully tills the other; marries the daughter of a friend and neighbour: this is the common prospect; but though it is rich and pleasant, yet it is far from being so entertaining and instructive as the one now in my view.

I had rather attend on the shore to welcome the poor European when he arrives, I observe him in his first moments of embarrassment, trace him throughout his primary difficulties, follow him step by step, until he pitches his tent on some piece of land, and realises that energetic wish which has made him quit his native land, his kindred, and induced him to traverse a boisterous ocean.

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