nations people commingle here.
As in ancient Corinth, by the accidental fusion of all metals accumulated in the sacred temples, a peculiar metal was produced, better than any individual metal, even silver or gold; so, perhaps, in the arrangements of Providence, by the fusion of all races here, there may be a better race than any individual race, even Saxon or Celt.
Originally settled from England, the Republic has been strengthened and enriched by generous contributions of population from Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden, France and Germany; and the cry is still they come.
At no time since the discovery of the New World has the army of emigrants pressed so strongly in this direction.
Nearly half a million are annually landed on our shores.
The manner in which they shall be received is one of the problems of our national policy.
All will admit that any influence which they may bring, hostile to our institutions—calculated to substitute priestcraft for religion and bigotry