A True Picture of Emigration

A True Picture of Emigration

A True Picture of Emigration On a frosty day in November Rebecca Burlend and her husband John and their five children debarked at New Orleans after a long voyage from England They took a steamboat up the Mississippi to St

  • Title: A True Picture of Emigration
  • Author: Rebecca Burlend Edward Burlend Milo Milton Quaife
  • ISBN: 9780803260832
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • On a frosty day in November 1831, Rebecca Burlend and her husband, John, and their five children debarked at New Orleans after a long voyage from England They took a steamboat up the Mississippi to St Louis and from there went to the wilds of western Illinois It was a whole new world for a family that had never been than fifty miles from home in rural Yorkshire ReOn a frosty day in November 1831, Rebecca Burlend and her husband, John, and their five children debarked at New Orleans after a long voyage from England They took a steamboat up the Mississippi to St Louis and from there went to the wilds of western Illinois It was a whole new world for a family that had never been than fifty miles from home in rural Yorkshire Rebecca s narrative, written with the help of her son, was first published in 1848 as a pamphlet for people of her own class in England who might be considering migration to America It records the daily struggle and also the satisfactions of homesteading in the Old Northwest life in a log cabin food, clothes, and furniture of the period early churches and schools the unspoiled countryside and its denizens With courage and self reliance Rebecca Burlend accepted the privations and difficulties of this pioneering venture.

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    Rebecca and John Burlend left England with four children in 1831, traveled across the Atlantic to New Orleans, then up the Mississippi to settle in Illinois. This book is based on letters Rebecca sent to her son who remained in England. He edited the letters and published it in England. A True Picture of Emigration offers a glimpse of what it took to acquire land and the implements to "improve" it; how difficult the first years were; how the family slowly improved their lot. I found it very inte [...]

    I certainly may be biased because this book was written by my great *? grandmother, but I found it a fascinating read; quite witty at times in unexpected ways, and full of details about every day life in a hard time.

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