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From: (Harry Dodsworth)
Subject: [TSL] Political Refugees - German immigration in 1849
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 22:47:15 -0400 (EDT)


Political refugees are not new - I found this story in the
Dundas Warder and Halton County General Advertiser (Ontario, Canada)
for September 7, 1849 (microfilm)

NEW YORK - September 4
The Washington brought out about 200 passengers, including about
104 second-class passengers, principally Germans; among the latter are
a number of political refugees, forced to quit the German States from
having been implicated in the late revolutionary movement in the
Grand Duchy of Baden.

Notes: This would be the steamship Washington, probably sailing from
Bremen via Southampton.
Cholera was bad in the south of England. The paper noted:
In Southampton, 29 deaths had occurred during the week ending the 18th
of August, making a total of 129 deaths since its first appearance
in that town.
The disease was also bad in North America; over 400 deaths from
cholera were recorded in Toronto.

Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada

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