And in Usonia's mighty Lan'— / What almost seems beyond belief— / An offshoot of the Irvine clan / Is honor'd as the nation's chief!
We of the United States, in justice to Canadians and Mexicans, have no right to use the title " Americans " when referring to matters pertaining exclusively to ourselves. [ …] [I] have been inclined to give my vote to the writer that first suggested " Usona," which is formed from the initials of " United States of North America." The assonance of " Usonans," however, has always been distasteful, [ …] A much more euphonious word is " Usonia," and as it represents in a similar way the " United States of Northern Independent America " [ …] a dignified name to designate our land, our people and our ______—" Usonia," " Usonian " and " Usonians " sounding equally well. It has also to US Scots the added merit of making a good rhyme to Caledonia, and thus knitting more closely together both Usonians and Caledonians. (dated 18th June, 1903