New York Herald, “Our Burdens for the Winter,” December 10, 1860

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    “Our Burdens for the Winter,” New York Herald, December 10, 1860, p. 4: 6.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    OUR BURDENS FOR THE WINTER. – In enumerating the many influences which will aggravate the sufferings of the population of our Northern cities during the ensuing winter, one important one has been lost sight of. Whilst the Southern ports are throwing back on our hands numbers of persons who have been in the habit of seeking work there at the approach of the severe season, there is unfortunately no check to the emigration from Ireland and other places. We have arriving here, on average, every week from fifteen hundred to two thousand emigrants, who as they find no encouragement to proceed out West in the present position of affairs, linger on in New York or the adjacent cities until their means are exhausted. Thus, besides our own poor, we shall have weekly added to our burdens a number of strangers who will exhaust all the resources which our public charities and the benevolence of the wealthy may furnish us with. The prospect presented by these facts cannot well be more gloomy. It behooves our citizens, however, to look it steadily in the face, and to make such a provision against it as Christian men are expected to do, even though their own means may become straitened.

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