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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 47

A Question put here to the Reader

A Question put here to the Reader.

Before going further, I ask the reader whether this is a country to repel a settler from, looking merely to the strip of the province already described, namely, Vancouver Island, New Westminster District, and the country south of a line from Hope to the Eastern Boundary Line?

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The weird, uncommon, gigantic features of the country, the grand scale on which its scenery and natural products are presented to the eye, make men at first feel dwarfed, discouraged; but there are great sources of national wealth in a territory with such a situation, with such harbours, climate, soil, and minerals. Much has to be overcome, but the future is certain.