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OF A

VOYAGE TO, AND TRAVELS

IN

UPPER CANADA,

WITH ACCOUNTS OF THE

CUSTOMS, CHARACTER, AND DIALECT

OF THE COUNTRY, ALSO

REMARKS ON EMIGRATION, AGRICULTURE, &c.,

BY

JAMES TAYLOR,

CROWLE, LINCOLNSHIRE.

HULL:
PUBLISHED BY JOHN NICHOLSON,

BOOKSELLER, 48, LOWGATE;

AND MAY

BE

HAD OF ALL BOOKSELLERS.

1846.

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PREFACE.

In publishing a Narrative of my Voyages and Travels, (which I have undertaken to do, at the request of a number of my most intimate friends,) I have endeavoured to avoid giving a false bias to the minds of its readers. I have also endeavoured to divest my mind from prejudice, and to give a clear and impartial statement of all subjects on which I have treated.

Having been upwards of Two Years in the United Canadas, and having devoted the greater part of my leisure time to obtain information; I have selected from what I have gained, subjects which I have thought would be the most interesting to my friends, and the public in general. Some of my readers will probably find the style I have adopted not exactly in unison with their taste ; let me remind such persons, that a variety of minds require a diversity of subjects, and also different modes of expressing the same meaning, (or different styles); under

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