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288   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

winter, were finding their way to the haunts of the wildest and most savage tribes.

Of all the occupations of the people, farm-Farming. ing was the most important. During this period the government, instead of giving enormous grants of land to persons who let it lie idle, had generally followed the better plan of giving small farms to men who

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intended to cultivate thew. In most places the system of farming was poor and careless, but it was improving, and agricultural papers and fairs (large and small) were doing good service in calling the attention of the farmers to wiser ways.of working.

The habitants in Lower Canada generally disliked change, and lived in many respects as their fathers had lived before them; but the homes of the settlers of Upper Canada were luxurious compared to what they had been

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