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Canadas Atlantic FolkloreFolklife sequence has been provided the Canadian ancient organization nearby historical past certificates of advantage in acceptance of a great Contribution to the advance of historical past. Canadas Atlantic FolkloreFolklife sequence has been created to list and support safeguard a lifestyle detailed to the Atlantic seaboard. individuals to the sequence come from all walks of lifefrom the proud fisherman to the educational. the purpose of the sequence is to deliver to the overall reader, in addition to to these with a certified curiosity, an appreciation of a neighborhood and/or person international view that is awfully designated.

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Several Scottish immigrants felt threatened that they might have to face the same situation they had already faced in Scotland at the time of their eviction and were, therefore, dissatisfied with the uncertainty of land tenure in Nova Scotia. Their sole concern was to own a piece of land they could cultivate. Consequently, according to Allan MacArthut many families migrated within a decade or so to Newfoundland where they heard they would be free from heavy taxes and troublesome landowners. The Scots were probably the first to settle in the Codroy Valley with the express purpose of owning land for farming.

Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Dr. Do' Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. lohn LorneCampbellof Canna. ls With particular reference to Angus MacArthur's emigration, enquiry to Dr. Campbell yielded further evidence: Angus MacArthur is mentionedin a retterfrom Fr. Neil an MacDonald, Barra, to his predecessor Fr. , who had left Barra towards the end of 7825to become the Rector of the scots College at Rome. Fr. 8 froql Angus MacArthur, from Canna-.. Date of letter i s73/ 7/ 7828.

These particular incomers also differed frdm the othei immigrants in that their purpose of coming was not to obtain land to setuP_afamily homesteadbut to provide certainnecessitiesto the lives of thosewho did. "ly a ferlr of their interesting observationshave beenpreservedin writiog. ft e it fl,renceof the Church was not upon thos-esettled in the Valley, or where or when. It was rather in working for better living condiiions for all the settlers,i1lVinS to obtain for the residentsw[at they consideredto be essentialto the lives of the people: namely,someoneto minister to their spiritual needs,a meansbf educating the children, and a Plggla{,me of road constructionto alleviate some of the problems of isolation.

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