Report on Canadian Archives

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Maclean, Roger & Company, 1898 - Archives
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Page xii - In the court of first instance and in the court of appeal that after paying to each preferred stockholder 10 per share, and to each common stockholder 3 10s.
Page 20 - Imperial Parliament, they beg leave to express their entire acquiescence in the adoption of that measure upon such principles as shall secure to all classes of your Majesty's Subjects in these Provinces their just rights and protect the whole in the enjoyment of existing Laws and their Religion as guaranteed — such a Union would in the opinion of your Petitioners afford the most effectual remedy for existing evils as it would tend gradually to assimilate the whole population in opinions, habits...
Page xviii - Committee are of opinion that the arrest and imprisonment of the petitioner in Niagara, in 1819, was illegal, unconstitutional and without the possibility of excuse or palliation ; that debarring him from, an interview with his friends or counsel was also illegal, unjust and unconstitutional.
Page 34 - But if those were even excluded from view, and the Population of both Provinces were entirely homogeneous, the necessity of uniting them for their common interest as well as that of the mother country would still be unquestionable. It is a consequence of the relative geographical situation of the Provinces, that Upper Canada is entirely dependent on Lower Canada for the means of communicating with the Parent state and other countries ; it is only through Lower Canada, that the Upper Province can...
Page 364 - An Act to regulate the Trade between His Majesty's Possessions in America and the West Indies, and other Places in America and the West Indies ; — and also, 3 G.4.
Page 36 - In adverting to the injurious consequences arising from the division of the late Province of Quebec, Your Majesty's Petitioners cannot omit to notice more particularly the effect that measure has had in preventing the increase of the British Population in Lower Canada, and the development of its resources. The preponderance of the French Population in the Legislature has occasioned obstacles to the settlement of British Emigrants that have not been surmounted ; so that the vast increase of British...
Page 99 - An Act to authorize the enquiry and tiial of Crimes and Offences, committed within this Province, without the limits of any described Township or County, to be had in any District thereof.
Page 4 - I think it doubtful when it did become so they would be disposed to exert it in exchanging the internal municipal policy of the other Province contrary to the wishes of nine-tenths of its inhabitants, and which, whether wise or not, was endeared to them by long use, and had been so far respected by the British nation that they had been hitherto left to change or retain it as they might prefer. That an union of the Provinces might add to their strength by producing a more perfect community, of...
Page 22 - We proceed humbly to state our objections to an union of the Legislatures of the Canadas on any terms. The population of this province is chiefly composed of subjects who have emigrated from Great Britain and Ireland, or from His Majesty's late American Colonies, and their descendants, who from a sameness of Origin, Language, Customs and Government, easily unite, commix and become one people. While His Majesty's subjects, our Brethren of Lower Canada, sprung from a distinct origin, speak a different...
Page 43 - Britain with a mildness and degree of parental indulgence that would make them the more sensible to any apparent want of consideration even of their feelings. Another matter occurs to me upon which it is necessary to guard against any erroneous impression. The French inhabitants of Lower Canada, I am firmly persuaded, are as peaceably disposed, as much inclined to submit to authority, and as loyally attached to the British Government, as any portion of His Majesty's subjects, and whatever trouble...

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