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3833. IMMIGRANTS, Colonized.—

As to
other[than English] foreigners, it is thought
better to discourage their settling together in
large masses, wherein, as in our German settlements,
they preserve for a long time their
own languages, habits and principles of government,
and that they should distribute themselves
sparsely among the natives for quicker
amalgamation. English emigrants are without
this inconvenience. They differ from us
little but in their principles of government,
and most of those (merchants excepted) who
come here, are sufficiently disposed to adopt
To George Flower. Washington ed. vii, 84.