Assisted Immigration. Office of Immigration Board. Victoria, British Columbia, 12th August, 1870. Notice is hereby given, that a scheme of Assisted Immigration, on an extended scale, being contemplated by the Government, applications will be received by the Secretary of the Board, ... Pearse, B. W.
[Coat of arms] B.C. Immigration Board. ASSISTED IMMIGRATION. OFFICE OF IMMIGRATION BOARD, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, 12TH AUGUST, 1870. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT A SCHEME OF ASSISTED IMMIGRATION, ON AN EXTENDED SCALE, BEING CONTEMPLATED BY THE GOVERNMENT, APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE BOARD, ... BY ORDER OF THE BOARD, B.W. PEARSE, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. THE RIGHT REV. THE BISHOP OF COLUMBIA, CHAIRMAN, [etc.].
Lays out conditions for emigrants who will be required to report himself or herself at some Port of Embarkation in England. Struggling with a depressed economy and in serious debt, and still not part of the Canadian Confederation, BC hoped to encourage massive numbers of English immigrants to swell the ranks of landowners and taxpayers. This was the first such BC Colonial scheme; others followed, none as effective as the Vietnam War. Rare, unrecorded except as a possible 1871 imprint, by Kaye Lamb in 1939 BCHQ.
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