The million-peopled city
Their strong Natural Affection.
The exercise of this feeling towards relatives is also accom- panied with provident habits, in which the Irish are some- times considered to be deficient. Probably generous habits would be a more correct term. But the following extract from the and published last autumn, illustrates the very great extent of Irish
|savings, out of very small incomes, where natural affection has strongly operated. Having stated that the total emigra- tion from , in the 10 years from to , was estimated at 1,289,133, and during the year alone, 257,372, the Commissioners proceed,-|
"The misery which the Irish have for many years endured has destroyed the attachment to their native soil, the numbers who have already emigrated and prospered remove the apprehension of going to a strange and untried country, AND WHICH ARE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY PROVIDED BY THE IRISH, were returned to us, as in
, upwards of £460,000 , ,, 540,000 , ,, 957,000 , ,, 990,000
"And although it is probable that all the money included in these returns is not expended in emigration, yet, it seems not unfair to assume that, of the money expended in Irish emigration in each of the last 4 years, .