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[356] unfailing supplies of settlers and homesteads; settlers apparently beyond number; homesteads apparently beyond limit. Europe sends the people, America gives the land. Are these two sources of supply inexhaustible?

First, take the People.

Since the War of Independence closed, Europe has poured. into America more than seven million souls. When the people were counted in 1870, five million five hundred thousand persons were returned as born on foreign soil, and nearly eleven millions confessed to having either father or mother born on foreign soil. One in seven was therefore a stranger by birth, nearly one in three a stranger by blood. No other foreign country has so many strangers on her soil.

Out of an aggregate approaching eight millions, who have come from all quarters of the globe into America, more than five millions have come from the British Islands and British America; nearly two millions and a half from Germany, including Prussia and Austria, but excluding Hungary and Poland. France and Sweden follow at a distance. Of the non-European nations, China has supplied the largest

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