A Look Back in History: President John Adams’ favorable opinion of the PA Dutch People

 

When they lived in the Old World, they were part of a primitive Guild system that denied many of them the ability to develop skills and talents. Lucky were a number of those PA Dutch immigrants who were farmer redemptioners sold into the iron ore and iron furnace industry, whose plight may have been just as bad in the Old World, but these industrious souls had a better chance of skillfully paying their indentures and becoming enterprising skilled capitalists and buying their own farms.

Without genuine opportunity there can be but little prosperity. And as has always been the case when opportunities abound, those who are willing to work and persist in their efforts will reap the rewards and savor the sweet fruit of success.

Source: A Look Back in History: President John Adams’ favorable opinion of the PA Dutch People 

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