Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 1, 10 March 1844–1 March 1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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above immediate want and insupportable suffering. If we should be located on some frontier exposed to foreign invasion, the interests of the nation to which we are bound by the strongest ties, would suggest the necessity of furnishing us with military stores and arms adequate to the demand. One error however in the Bill before us cannot pass unnoticed. The Territory of 24 miles square is altogether too contracted for a people, numbering with our families little less than 300,000 souls, besides some 200,000 more that would cleave to us from affection, friendship or interest. A half a million persons settling a new and uncultivated region, must necessarily require a wider range than if they came into a highly cultivated country. A portion of Territory [p. [360]]
above immediate want and insupportable suffering. If we should be located on some frontier exposed to foreign invasion, the interests of the nation to which we are bound by the strongest ties, would suggest the necessity of furnishing us with military stores and arms adequate to the demand. One error however in the Bill before us cannot pass unnoticed. The Territory of 24 miles square is altogether too contracted for a people, numbering with our families little less than 300,000 souls, besides some 200,000 more that would cleave to us from affection, friendship or interest. A half a million persons settling a new and uncultivated region, must necessarily require a wider range than if they came into a highly cultivated country. A portion of Territory [p. [360]]
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