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Joseph Pickering, Inquiries of an Emigrant: Being the Narrative of an English
Farmer from the Year 1824 to 1830, 1831, title pages and pages 70-72.
Emigrant guides, such as this one written by Joseph Pickering,
were full of practical information and counsel for would-be immigrants. Writers
addressed topical issues of concern to potential newcomers such as climate, agriculture
and the all-important expenditure of funds, as evidenced in these pages. While
Pickering's guide is based on his personal diary, other guides were more academic
or instructive in nature.