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    FROM THE WEST BRITON DATED 5 AUG 1842
    ST. AUSTELL - On Tuesday and Wednesday se'nnight, two very excellent lectures were 
    delivered in the National School-room, on the United States of America, by Mr. Almond 
    YELLAND, who has been a resident in that country for the last ten years, and has 
    travelled upwards of 40,000 miles through twenty of the different States. The 
    subjects of the lectures were - a brief history of the country; its present 
    government; inhabitants; quality and production of the soil; opinion of the Americans 
    relative to emigration; the States most suitable for emigrants; a description of the 
    Mississippi river, and its largest confluents; the varieties of land peculiar to the 
    Western States; their traits and topography; productions of each contrasted; the 
    price and ....? Of purchasing the government lands; remarks on production; the 
    seasons most advisable to emigrate.
    The very interesting and important information contained in these lectures evidently 
    shows the advantage Mr. Yelland's long residence in the "new world" has given him 
    over any other lecturer on this subject. He not only gives encouragement to the 
    emigrant, but shows the difficulties he may at first, under some circumstances, have 
    to encounter, and the best method of surmounting them. The emigrant might research 
    volumes of history, geography, or travels without acquiring half the information 
    which these lectures convey; and it is a matter of regret that any one should leave 
    his native land for the United States, without such necessary instructions, as Mr. 
    Y's experience has enabled him to give; as an unadvised step taken at the crisis of 
    his entering on what may be termed a new state of existence, might materially affect 
    his fortune and happiness through life. The lectures do not merely excel in their 
    importance and usefulness to the emigrant, but the richness of his descriptions of 
    that beautiful and interesting country, which is delivered in an eloquent and 
    superior style, cannot fail to delight the hearer; and it is the impression of our 
    informant that he will become the most popular lecturer on this subject that has ever 
    attempted it in this country. It is well known to many of the readers of the West 
    Briton that the lecturer is a Cornishman, and has respectable connexions in this 
    neighbourhood. We understand Mr. Y. is about to lecture in most of the principal 
    towns in this county.
    


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