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Letter from Brigham Young and Willard Richards, 5 September 1840

of the people of England, which we had seen before we left America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, is liable to meet with some disappointments, at least, when he comes to make his introduction amongst them. This may in part be owing to the historian , for it is generally the case that what we find in history relates more particularly to the higher classes, in the nations, for England, unlike America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, is divided into classes; many indeed, but they may all be comprised, in three, so far as we need designate at this time, (viz) Lords, Tradesmen, & mechanics or laborers, or, in other words, the highest, middle, & lowest classes, each of which have their particuler customs, & manners but the histories, we refer to, have more generally treated of those of the higher order, or, at least, we find an acquaintence that those histories are now more applicable to the higher & middle classes than any other. But, perhaps a part may be owing to the great changes which have taken place in the nation within a few years, with regard to money matters, which has caused a mighty revolution, in the affairs of the common people.
A few years since, and almost every family had their garden , their cow on the common & their pig in the Stye, which added greatly to the comforts of the household; but now we [p. 3]
of the people of England, which we had seen  before we left America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, is liable to meet with some  disappointments, at least, when he comes to make his  introduction amongst them. This may in part be  owing to the historian & traveler, for it is generally  the case that what we find in history relates more  particularly to the higher classes, in the nations, for  England, unlike America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, is divided into classes; many  indeed, but they may all be comprised, in three, so  far as we need designate at this time, (viz)  Lords, Tradesmen, & mechanics or laborers, or, in  other words, the highest, middle, & lowest classes, each  of which have their particuler customs, & manners  but the histories, which we refer to, have more  generally treated of those of the higher order, or, at  least, we find an acquaintence that those histories  are now more applicable to the higher <& middle> classes  than any other. But, perhaps a part may be owing  to the great changes which have taken place in  the nation within a few years, with regard to money  matters, which has caused a mighty revolution, in the  affairs of the common people.
A few years since, and almost every  family had their garden with their house, their cow on  the common & their pig in the Stye, which added  greatly to the comforts of the household; but now we [p. 3]
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