|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, Mon., April 5, 1875|
|Archive||The Linenhall Library, Belfast|
|Log||Document added by LT, 03:09:99.|
|Transcript||EMIGRATION TO CANADA|
TO THE EDITOR OF THE EVENING TELEGRAPH
SIR Lest the public should be deceived by
the leader in the News-Letter of this morning,
I think it necessary to inform them that
the exodus from Canada to the States some years
ago was of French Canadians, always fond of
change, and also that last year all who had
means sufficient returned to Canada, whilst
thousands who have not the means are
anxious to return - as a proof, an M.P. for a Quebec
Constituency endeavoured to get a grant
from the Parliament now in Session in
Ottawa for the purpose of assisting them to
return. The industrious North of Ireland
emigrants prefer the Union Jack to the Stars
and Stripes, and it is with them I have to do.
Of the thousands sent to me, I can show
any of four readers, who are desirous to know,
the address in Canada of almost every emigrant.
I am just after filling a ticket for a family of
twelve adults sent for by friends who are settled
in Thornbury, Province of Ontario, and have
names of several other large families, all sent for
by friends in Canada. I am also in receipt of
Bills of Exchange from Sherbrook Province, Quebec,
and Ottawa, Toronto, and other parts of the
Province of Ontario, to pay the passages of the
relatives of the senders.
Whilst such letters arrive weekly, I care not
what newspaper editors may write.
In conclusion, if labourers hire for only the
busy months it is their own fault, for they can
get yearly engagements.
Canadian Government Emigration Department,
Office - 11, Claremont Street,
Belfast, 2nd April, 1875.