Whatever we have said above of peasants, or labourers of the earth, applies also to artificers. There are the same means of forcing trade as of forcing natural productions; only remove the burdens, facilitate the operations, and even study the tempers of those who are engaged in the two pursuits. But to make men love a thing, even though that thing be their native land, it is not sufficient to tell them that they ought to love it: no, it must be rendered lovely.
R.J. WILMOT HORTON: PAPER AND EVIDENCE SUBMITTED TO A SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE POOR IN IRELAND, 2 July 18231
The Government, desirous of alleviating the inconveniences of excessive population in Ireland, and at the same time of giving to the provinces of Canada, an accession of emigrants capable of improving the advantages afforded by those colonies to active and industrious men, has taken into consideration the expediency of providing for the transport and location of a certain number of settlers, on a system which will best ensure their immediate comfort and their future prosperity.
And as it has been found that many persons have of late years, in the hope of bettering their condition, been induced to remove from Ireland, and seek an asylum in a foreign country, suffering many immediate privations from the want of assistance, and having no security for their future comfortable settlement, there can be little doubt that this offer of Government, to convey such as may be willing to emigrate to a colony in which many of their countrymen are happily settled, and when they have the certain prospect of maintaining themselves in comfort, and being useful to the empire, will be gladly embraced.
Although it is probable, that on experience of the good effects of affording these facilities, the Government may be induced to extend the scale in future, it is thought prudent to attempt nothing more this year than can certainly be carried into effect, with a due regard to the comfort of the emigrant, and to public economy in the conduct of the measure; and accordingly it has been ordered that means shall, with as little delay as possible, be provided in the harbour of Cork for____________________