Little remains to be added on this head. It will be seen from the foregoing statements, that much external improvement has taken place since the former Statistical Account was written. Husbandry has been carried to a high pitch of melioration in its various departments, and the facilities of internal communication are abundant. When the railroad now in progress shall be finished, these will be greatly enhanced. In order that the moral improvement of the people may keep some equality with merely outward advantages, an additional supply of pastoral superintendence would, humanly speaking, be very serviceable. This can only be accomplished, by a subdivision of the town and country parts of the parish into separate districts, each with its church and school. In this way, would the progress of crime and of pauperism be most effectually checked, and the present and future happiness of all classes of the community promoted.

Drawn up May 1840, revised March 1841.