These emigrants remain abroad for several years, even when they do not definitively establish themselves there.
Italians form about half of the total emigrants to America.
Only two or three thousand American emigrants - at most - have come to Liberia since 1860.
Down to 1853 the figures include all emigrants from British ports; after 1853 emigrants of British and Irish origin only.
The company, to control the emigrants, established a magistracy at Swellendam in 1745 and another at Graaff Reinet in 1786.