The almost general Mediocrity of Fortune that prevails in America obliging its People to follow some
Business for subsistence, those Vices, that arise usually from Idleness, are in a great measure prevented.
Industry and constant Employment are great preservatives of the Morals and Virtue of a Nation. Hence
bad Examples to Youth are more rare in America, which must be a comfortable Consideration to Parents.
To this may be truly added, that serious Religion, under its various Denominations, is not only tolerated,
but respected and practised. Atheism is unknown there; Infidelity rare and secret; so that persons may
live to a great Age in that Country, without having their Piety shocked by meeting with either an Atheist
or an Infidel. And the Divine Being seems to have manifested his Approbation of the mutual Forbearance
and Kindness with which the different Sects treat each other, by the remarkable Prosperity with which
He has been pleased to favour the whole Country.