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Title: Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 1818
Posted by: Roberta Ann Livingstone
Date: 05 April 2009

Hi all;
A letter signed by James McFarlane, Archibald McFarlane, James Campbell and John Carmichael dated London (U.C.) May 20, 1819. To the Emigrants who arrived at Quebec in the summer of 1818 and who came in the Jane of Greenock and the Curlew of London, from the Oarishes of Comera(Comrie), Balyhidder(Balquhidder), Weems (Weem) and Killine (Killin) in Perthshire, North Britain.
Reads in part:

When we parted from you at Montreal for this part of the country, we promised to inform you of the advantages we might find it to possess.  You are probably so scattered about now, that we cannot inform you in any other way than by addressing you a letter in a newspaper and we earnestly hope that the Editors of other papers will be kind enough to give our letter one insertion; that you may all have the opportunity of hearing from us.

The last paragraph reads:
When we left Scotland, the Ministers of our Parishes begged us to settle near each other:  which we sincerely wish and hope, that such of you as are not settled to your satisfaction, will come to this part of the Province and now live near this place.  You will certainly like the country when you see it.  We have had no trouble in getting our lands.  When we made choice of them, we applied to Colonel Talbot and we have two years to perform the Settlement duties in, which is all to our own advantage.  Several of our friends are now here and every new Settler who has money, or is industrious, can buy provisions from our neighbours on Talbot Road and in Westminster, on the opposite side of the River Thames, to last until they can grow them from their own farms.  We remain your friends,
signed by the above mentioned Gentlemen.

Parish of Dull and on the Brig Curlew left July 21, 1818 to Quebec and Montreal arriving 
Sept. 9, 1818.  Captain Young.

Donald Livingston, Jannet Livingston and daughters Margaret age 12, Ann age 13 and Catherine age 7.

Colonial Office 384, Vol. 3 PP. 60-63 (123-127)
National Archives of Canada M F B-877

Regards;

Roberta

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Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181805 April 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
   Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181806 April 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181806 April 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181806 April 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
         Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181807 April 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181808 April 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
            Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181808 April 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
   Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181807 April 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181807 April 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
         Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181807 April 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181807 April 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
   Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181807 April 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181807 April 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
         Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181808 April 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Scottish Emigrants to South Western Ontario in 181808 April 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink

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