The New York Times
says that the current of foreign immigration continues to flow to that port in full volume, unchecked, so far either by the political commotions or by the commercial distractions which are producing in the North
such serious disasters.
During the half year just closed the immigration from Europe
has been nearly as great as it was for the corresponding period of last year, and considerably greater than for the same months of the two years preceding last.
The whole number of immigrants landed at Castle Garden from the beginning of the year to the close of last month amounts to 43,637, as against 49,388 for the first six months of last year — being a diminution of only 5,751.
An unusually large number of emigrants are said to be on their way from German and Northern European
A somewhat larger ratio of the emigration this far, this year, is from Germany
, than was the case last year, and a considerably smaller proportion from Ireland
. --According to the Times,
some of them, who have served in the militia of their native States, declare that they have come to America
to fight for freedom.
If they don't fight for it more successfully in America
than they have in Europe
, they might save themselves the trouble of crossing the Atlantic
Nevertheless, if they will fight at all, their arrival will be a desideratum to a people who, boasting of having odds against the South
of three to one are obliged to employ foreigners to fight their battles.