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TRANSPORTATION

CHAPTER XVI.

THE EXTENT TO WHICH EMIGRATION TO NEW SOUTH WALES IS AT PRESENT PRACTICABLE UNDER THE LAND-SELLING SYSTEM, WITH REMARKS ON THE VALUE OF THAT SYSTEM TO THE MOTHER COUNTRY AS WELL AS TO THE COLONY.

From the statements and observations contained in the preceding chapters, it will doubtless be evident that the ability of the colony of New South Wales to afford constant employment for all the convict labour that may hereafter be procurable in the colony, together with the means of reformation for all such convicts as may hereafter receive tickets of leave or conditional freedom, will depend in great measure, if not entirely, on the due encouragement and promotion of emigration; and, as the annual introduction of a large number