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"In the years after the cessation of war in North America in 1760, the colonies experienced an extraordinary burst of expansion." Chapter 1, pg. 7

"The British Register of Emigration is thus far from a perfect statistical source. It was produced in a pre-statistical age to provide a general indication of what kinds of people were emigrating from the British Isles, whey they were leaving, and where they were going." Chapter 3, pg. 83

"The customs officials, attempting to tabulate every emigrant departure from British shores, recorded the exodus of 9,868 individuals who left for the Western Hemisphere between December 1773 and March 1776 - all but 44 of them before late September 1775, when the formal ban on Scottish emigration and the informal restriction of overseas movements from England went into effect." Chapter 4, pg. 91

"Some of these emigrants left Britain in small groups on commercial vessels that had a few accommodations for passengers. But most were transported on...

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