|Book is signed to "Marquis of Douglas with
the authors compliments"|
- Chapter I
Independence of the Highland Chieftains in former times. Internal state
of the country resulting from that circumstance.
- Chapter II
Change in the policy of the Highland proprietors subsequent to the
Rebellion in 1745.
- Chapter III
Consequences of this change on population, through the prevalence of
pasturage, sheep-farming, and engrossing of farms.
- Chapter IV
Situation and circumstances of the old tenantry; choice of resources
when dispossessed of their farms; Emigration preferred; for what
reasons; limited in extent.
- Chapter V
Political effects of the Emigrations. The Highlands hitherto a nursery
of soldiers; circumstances on which this depended; no longer exist: the
lose of this national advantage does not arrive from Emigration.
- Chapter VI
The Emigration of the Highlanders intimately connected with the progress
of National prosperity; mot detrimental to Manufactures, nor
- Chapter VII
Means that have been proposed for preserving the population of the
Highlands; improvement of waste lands; fisheries; manufactures; cannot
obviate the necessity of emigration.
- Chapter VIII
Emigration has no permanent effect on populations. Legal restrictions
useless and dangerous; discontents in the Highlands; emigration useful
to the public peace.
- Chapter IX
Prejudices of the Highland proprietors against Emigration; mistakes from
which they arise.
- Chapter X
Conduct of the Highland Society. Emigrant Regulation Bill.
- Chapter XI
Importance of the emigrants to our colonies; custom of settling in the
United States; means of inducing a change of destination; will not
increase the spirit of emigration.
- Chapter XII
Measures adopted in pursuance of these views by the author; Settlement
formed in Prince Edward's Island; its difficulties, progress and final
- Appendix A
- Appendix B
- Appendix D
- Appendix E
- Appendix F
- Appendix G
- Appendix H
- Appendix I
- Appendix K
- Appendix L
- Appendix M
- Appendix N
- Appendix O
- Appendix P
- Appendix Q
- Appendix R
- Appendix S
- Appendix T