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New Brunswick Legislature, 1847. Reports relating to the project of constructing a railway, and a line of electro-magnetic telegraph, through the province of New Brunswick from Halifax to Quebec, J. Simpson, Fredericton, 115 p. 7.1 MB download. Digitized 26 January 2006.

Link to pdf of scan of entire book. 7.1 MB download. Google Books. Original from New York Public Library.

There is a discussion of Harvey beginning on p. 31.

Two very striking instances of success attending the formation of new Settlements in the Wilderness, by associations of Settlers, having the privilege of making their own Roads at a reasonable rate, can be adduced in this County. The Harvey Settlement was formed in 1837 by a party of emigrants from the North of England, who landed in New Brunswick in a very destitute condition. A Report upon this Settlement was presented to His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, by the Hon. L.A. Wilmot, the Commissioner who formed it, on the 9th Feburary, 1844, accompanied by a statistical Return. This Report states, that it is shewn by the Return, that from land where not a tree was felled in July, 1837, there had been taken, during the preceding autumn, 260 tons of Hay and Straw, and 15,000 bushels of Grain, Potatoes and Turnips; and that the great succes which had attended the labours of these inudstrious and valuable Settlers, afforded an unquestionable proof of what might be done on the millions of Wilderness Land in New Brunswick. The Return shows the number of Settlers to be 45, and the value of their improvmensts to be £4,289 10s. The Settters accompanied the original Return with the following observations: - "The climate of New Brunswick agrees well with the constitution of Englishmen; the air is salubrious, and the water as pure and wholesome as any in the world. During the six years of our location but two deaths have occurred, while there have been thirty nine births without the presence of Medical aid. six years' experience have convinced us, that notwithstanding the privations to which new Settlers are exposed, diligence and perseverence must ensure success."