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people have commonly large stocks of tame cattle, that they can kill when they please, and also their barns and cribs filled with grain. They have not therefore the same opportunity of seeing and knowing, that they are supported by the ruler of Heaven and earth.

"Brother, I know that you are now afraid that we shall all perish with hunger; but you have no just reason to fear this.

"Brother, I have been young, but am now old. I have been frequently under the like circumstances that we are now, and that, some time or other, in almost every year of my life; yet I have hitherto been supported, and my wants supplied in time of need.

"Brother, Owanecyo sometimes suffers us to be in want, in order to teach us our dependance upon him, and to let us know that we are to love and serve him; and likewise to know the worth of the favour that we receive, and to make us more thankful.

"Brother, be assured that you will be supplied with food, and that just in the right time; but you must continue diligent in the use of means; go to sleep, and rise early in the morning, and go a hunting; be strong and exert yourself like a man, and the Great Spirit will direct your way."

Now the Missionaries could hardly affirm that such beautiful sentiments on religion were inspired by the Devil.

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THE ST. LAWRENCE MONTREAL EAKE CHAMPLAIX.

.iit 'to **?«{ J»«*( «I I Returned from Buffalo to the Falls of Niagara,

and in a day or two set off for the little town of

the same name (formerly called Newark), situated

at the point where the Niagara river enters Lake

Ontario. It was the first place that was set on fire

by the Americans at the commencement of the last

war, with the exception indeed of some large mills

that they had already destroyed, above the Falls,

and opposite Black Rock. Yet they might have

known that this act of cruelty, which as far as I

could learn was perfectly uncalled for, was not

likely to further the conquest of the Canadas. Like

the burning of Washington, it only tended to unite

the people at large, against an enemy who could be

guilty of such a crime. Besides, all civilized

nations of the present age, recognize it as an axiom,

that war is not carried on against individuals, and

that consequently the property of individuals ought

to be respected. I am glad, however, to be able to

state, that Newark has risen from its ashes with

increased vigour, and that, although a small town,

it is at present in a very flourishing condition.

My reader will perhaps scarcely believe, that

while the State of New York is expending millions

of dollars on its great canal, the Canadians have so

little enterprise, that akhough for only 40,000 dollars, a canal might be cut, which would join the Lakes Erie and Ontario, yet nothing has been done, nor appears likely to be donei

In moat parts of the world, and even in the United States, a most erroneous opinion has been formed of the climate of Canada. So strong is the force of prejudice, that the word Canada suggests the idea of a country bound up with ice, covered with snow, and desolated with perpetual winter. Now, on the contrary, the climate, particularly that of Upper Canada, is a very fine one. In the winter indeed there is a great deal of cold ; but then it is a pure clear cold, that enables a person, who is well clad, to take a great deal of agreeable exercise in the open air, uninterrupted by thaws or wet. There is no Spring, but a Summer of intense heat comes on at once. On the sixth of June, at the Falls of Niagara, my pocket thermometer stood at 84° in the shade, and in the sun the heat was nearly insupportable. On the same day I saw two humming birds on the Canadian side of the river. This, which was onlv the commencement of the hot weather, may give some idea of the heat in July and August.

Mr. Darby * very justly observes : "The caprices of mankind are difficult to reconcile. With a soil at least equal, and a climate incomparably more

, -j <' .. ; yj .. * Vide Darby's Tour.. • . i ... . )

congenial to Ms habits, it is curious that the Northern Emigrant has so often neglected the banks of the St, Lawrence to seek. those of the Mississippi." I perfectly agree with M** Parby, and recommend any one determined tp emigrate (which I by no means advise him to do if he can possibly find subsistence at home), to settle either on the frontier of Canada, or in those parts of the United States that border it. For my own part, if I were to leave England, I would settle in the State of New York,

To an emigrant who has some little capital, the United States afford a better prospect thftn the Cauadas; for he may buy land cheap, may trade if he please to any part of the world, and may even look forward to the possibility of his children's rising to the highest offices in the State, if they have merit or abilities sufficient to advance themselves. Moreover, if one must emigrate, let it be to that Country, where there is morfe freedom than any where else on the face of the earth.

On the other hand, to a poor man; to whom every dollar ia an object, and who cannot afford to purchase land, Canada offers decidedly the greatest advantages; for the government will give not only him, but also each grown up member of his fiupily, a moderate sized tract of land, upon the condition of his clearing it, and building a log-house upon it.

However, I should consider both New York and Canada far preferable to the Prairies of the West, not only on account of proxiraily to markets; but fcecalise. the ;climate is incomparably more healthy. So strongly am I persuaded of this, that I would rather possess a farm of 200 acres in the Western part of the State of. New York or in Upper Canada, than one of three times the extent in.Indiana, Illinois, or Missouri. :.-. ,;. ;. .•;

,,,Frptn Niagara I went in the Steam boat to Sackett's Harbour, touching at the mouth of the Tennessee river. The boat was a very fine one, with excellent accommodations; and as it kept near the southern shore of the Lake, we were within sight of laud during the whole distance of 18o" miles. ...........'..• ..... . - '' !: • .-• i Sackett's Harbour is the depfit for the American. Shipping on Lake Ontario. The- vessels that were in the water, appeared to be rotting and going to pieces, as fast as well could be; for many of them were half full of water, and some completely scuttled, There is however an immense line-of-battle ship of 110 guns that has not yet been. launched. This has a house built over it, and is in excellent preservation. I was told that at a little distance from the harbour, there was one, nearly as large, on the stocks.

. J?rom. Sackett's Harbour I crossed over to Kingston in a small packet boat; and as there had been some gales on the upper part of the Lake, there was so much swell, that I experienced the same sickness as if I had been at sea. Indeed in all

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