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[361] Prussia and Austria, sent out less than eight thousand souls; in the second ten years she sent out a hundred and fifty thousand souls; in the third ten years she sent out four hundred and thirty thousand souls; and in the fourth ten years she sent out nine hundred and fifty thousand souls. Then came her check. During the next three years her contributions fell. The civil war called new forces into play ; and for a time the German emigration swelled. Yet, here again, even under the temptation of high bounties and big rations, the figures of 1853 and 1854 were never reached. The springs' appeared to be drying up.

The new Germany is not old Germany, and Prussia, as her leader, is not looking on this movement of her people with the old Austrian helplessness. Bismarck has no mind to see his men of strong limbs and active brains transferred to other soils. Too many, he perceives, are gone. “Tell me,” said a great Pomeranian landowner to Bancroft, the historian, “about your country; for next to my own province, I am more concerned about it than any other part of the earth; since out of every hundred persons born on my estate, twenty-five are now in America.” That Pomeranian

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