ed his narrative with wishing, that his country- men could be made acquainted with the advant- ages which Upper Canada afforded to the poor.

This account filled me with high expectations, and the more so, as I had been told that the upper part of the settlement was in a state of rapid advancement. _ I therefore hoped to see my countrymen elevated in their characters, and im- proved in their manners, by the influence of in- dependence, and stopped at a private house, which my driver had recommended as being much superior to the tavern. Here I found a large family devouring pork and onions, and a room containing as much dirt as it could conveniently hold. I had scarcely passed the threshold, when I was importuned by signs to take my seat on the head of a cask, and helped abundantly to the family fare. Resistance was vain, as none of the party seemed to understand a word of Eng- lish, and I suppose my unwillingness to join in the repast was attributed to false modesty.

The evening being far advanced, I was oblig- ed to resolve upon remaining with them all night. After listening for a couple of hours to Gaelic, I followed the landlord to my bed-room; but the moment he opened the door, a cloud of musquitoes and other insects settled upon the candle, and eritinguished it. He made signs that I should remain a few moments in the dark;