The Canadian Question

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J. Ridgway and sons, 1839 - Canada - 83 pages

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Page 11 - God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony ; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
Page 44 - Lawrence, and in general, every thing that depends on the said countries, lands, islands and coasts, with the sovereignty, property, possession, and all rights acquired by treaty, or otherwise, which the Most Christian King and the Crown of France...
Page 12 - ... to the end that learning may not be buried in the graves of our forefathers in church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors.
Page 11 - If they looked behind them, there was the mighty ocean which they had passed and was now as a main bar and gulf to separate them from all the civil parts of the world.
Page 64 - ... the province of Quebec into the two provinces of Upper and Lower Canada...
Page 70 - ... 4. That in the existing state of Lower Canada, it is (inadvisable to make the legislative council of that province nn elective body; but that it is expedient, that measures be adopted for securing to that branch of the legislature a greater degree of public confidence.
Page 69 - October, in the year 1832, no provision has been made by the Legislature of the Province of Lower Canada, for defraying the charges of the Administration of Justice, and for the support of the Civil Government within the said Province, and that there will, on the 10th day of April now next ensuing, be required for defraying in full the charges aforesaid to that day, the sum of 142,160 14s.
Page 11 - And for the season it was winter; and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms, dangerous to travel to known places, much more to search an unknown coast. Besides, what could they see but a hideous and desolate wilderness, full of wild beasts and wild men?
Page 48 - Britain ; and that in all matters of controversy relative to property and civil rights, resort shall be had to the laws of Canada, as the rule for the decision of the same ; and all causes that shall hereafter be instituted in any of the courts of justice to be appointed within and for the said province by His Majesty, his heirs and successors, shall, with respect to such property and rights, be determined agreeably to the said laws...
Page 11 - Besides, what could they see but a hideous and desolate wilderness, full of wild beasts and wild men ? and what multitudes there might be of them they knew not.

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