|Title:||Charles Foy, Belfast to the Editor of the Evening Telegraph|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Sender Occupation||emigration agent?|
|Recipient||Editor of the Evening Telegraph|
|Relationship||letter regarding emigration to Canada|
|Source||The Belfast Evening Telegraph, Thurs., Feb. 18, 1875.|
|Archive||The Linenhall Library, Belfast|
|Log||Document added by LT, 03:09:99.|
|Transcript||EMIGRATION TO CANADA|
REPLY TO ARTICLE IN NEWSLETTER
OF THE 12th.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE EVENING TELEGRAPH.
11, Claremount Street, February 16.
Sir - I think it necessary to explain to the
public why I did not reply in the News-Letter to
their leader of the 12th inst, on Canadian
Emigration. The News-Letter refused to publish,
even as advertisements, my replies to editorial
articles on Canada in that paper.
The man Murphy, whose death from starvation
at Niagra is reported in the Canadian papers, was
a well-known character in Toronto. He was
better known as the "mayor of Stanley Street".
The quotations from the Canadian papers refer
to "indiscriminate" emigration, which is, no
doubt, a great mistake. For hundreds of the
right class whom I advise to emigrate, I dissuade
hundreds of the shopmen, clerks, book-keepers,
and gentlemen of no calling from emigration.
Consequently there has not been a single case
out of the thousands advised by me to go in
which I have heard of want success. Had
those emigrants, who are represented as seeking,
employment in Montreal, Toronto, and Hamilton
been of the right class and done, as my emigrants,
to the proportion of 90 per cent, have done - gone
to the rural districts to work on farms there
would be no complaints.
I assert that no farm labourer, no domestic
servant, need be one day out of employment in
I am in receipt of advice from the Government
of Ontario, saying that if a thousand farm hands
go in a steamer to sail on the 25th of this month,
immediate employment can be obtained for them,
and I am prepared to give them such assistance
as will make it almost free emigration.
Clerks, shopmen, gentlemen of no occupation,
who cannot get work in Canada unless they have
friends before them through whose influence they
may obtain employment. Emigrants from the
East-end of London, or from any other large
cities, are no aquisition to any colony, Not so
the hardy sons of toil from the rural districts of
the North of Ireland.