Ffynh 5Lii

For a time S.R. (Samuel Roberts) sought a solution of all the problems of the Welsh peasant in emigration. Throughout the century a constant stream of emigrants had left Wales, settling, almost without exception, in the United States of America. There, the land-hunger of generations of Welsh peasants was at last satisfied. S.R. adopted the idea of Morgan John Rhys, half a century earlier, and sought to settle the Welsh together in a community. So, in 1856, he purchased 100,000 acres of land in eastern Tennessee, and a party of emigrants set out under the leadership of his brother. S.R. himself followed with another party in the spring of 1857. But the experiment was a failure.

(D. Williams, A History of Modern Wales, 1950, pp. 257–60 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )