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3836. IMMIGRANTS, Irish and German.—[continued].

The best tenants are foreigners,
who do not speak the language. Unable
to communicate with the people of the country,
they confine themselves to their farms and families,
compare their present state to what it was
in Europe, and find great reason to be contented.
Of all foreigners, I should prefer Germans.
They are the easiest got, the best for their landlords,
and do best for themselves.—
To Colonel R. Claiborne. Washington ed. ii, 235.
(P. 1787)