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[214] a chance that men of some good qualities may come out. Roughs of all kinds have come to San Francisco; yet the settlers from Europe, as a rule, have not belonged to the criminal class. How stands the great account with China? Has an American statesman any guarantee that the Chinese now coming in from Hong-Kong are not all, or nearly all, rebels, paupers, prostitutes, murderers, and slaves? There is but too much reason for suspicion. All the females, it is known, are slaves; professional harlots in their own country, bought in Canton by slave-dealers, and sent to San Francisco by these slave-owners, with the avowed object of living in this country a life of shame. The males, whether refuse of the prisons or of the streets, belong as a rule to the same order as this refuse of the stews. It is a question, not yet answered, whether China is not pouring out her worst convicts into California, much as England used to pour her worst convicts into Botany Bay?

4. These Mongols come in swarms. Now, the American theory of public right and order is that all authority passes to the swarm. “All men are free and equal.” Every one has the same right, the same

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