number; after her come the West Indies
But the supplies of settlers from Asia
, and America
(excluding men of English race) do not amount to one man in every dozen men. Thus, the planting of America
has been mainly done by persons sailing from English and German ports.
Are these migrations from English and German ports likely to go forward on the same grand scale?
No one dreams of such a thing.
By many signs — some general and matter of record, others particular and matter of inference — we see an end of these enormous supplies of English and German settlers in America
For forty years (1820-60) the rate of emigration from English ports rose from decade to decade.. In the first decade, one hundred and fifty-two thousand persons entered the Republic
from these ports.
In the next decade, the numbers swelled to nearly six hundred thousand.
In the third decade, they reached seventeen hundred thousand.
In the fourth decade, they rose to two millions and a half.
Then came a check.
For two years the numbers fell; not only on the old rate of increase, but in the