district is not far from Varzin, where the German Chancellor
has not fed the tide of emigration much ; her contribution for the whole forty years (1820-60)being less than a hundred thousand souls.
The floods have come from Hessen, Baden
, and the badly-governed duchies, where Fritz
and Karl had each a prince of his own to rule over him. These things are gone, and with them some of the pests which drove brave men and true patriots from their native land.
, as the American Minister
reports, is looking at this question with a statesman's eye. He sees the people moving, but he also sees that they are stirred by causes not to be removed by passports and police.
“ We have no right to interfere with a man's liberty to seek his bread elsewhere.
A strong desire has seized the minds of many persons to seek a new home, where they can get more food and better shelter for themselves.
We may regret, we cannot condemn, this wish.
The right to a free change of domicile is sacred, and we cannot say the principle is wrong because a man chooses to exchange his domicile on the Rhine
for a domicile on the ”