A History of the Late Province of Lower Canada, Parliamentary and Political; From the Commencement to the Close of Its Existence as a Separate Provi

A History of the Late Province of Lower Canada, Parliamentary and Political; From the Commencement to the Close of Its Existence as a Separate Provi

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...and comptroller on the amount of duties collected in the years 1795 and 1796, was 498, currency. Meeting of parliament--speech--address in answer--bills passed--none of any importance--prorogation--no events of any interest during the recess--pat-liament meetstopics of the speech--address--message from the governor relating to the erection of court houses--bill for making provision on the subject--prorogation of the legislature--state of the province--retrospective view of its progress since the conquest--executive council--judges and certain other public functionaries, and their salariescivil expenditure--finances--general Prescott succeeded by lieutenant governor Robert Shore Milnes, esquire. Tm: legislature opened on the 28th February. The governor, after descanting upon the ineffectual attempts that recently had been made by his Majesty, to procure a peace with the government of France, observed that " The accession of territory subdued by the british arms, and the superiority of the british navy, successively experienced by our enemies when they have sailed forth upon the ocean, and recently confirmed by the splendid and effectual victory gained by his Majesty's fleet under the command of admiral Lord Duncan, might have justified pretensions of a much more tenacious nature than those contained in the proposals made with such unexampled candour and liberality on behalf of his Majesty--but the king's public declaration, solemnly renewed before the whole world, of his readiness, amid the exultations of victory, to conclude a peace upon the same equitable terms he had previously offered, leaves his enemies without a pretext.--lt affords a most convincing proof of the stability of his Majesty's councils, and of his...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955358
  • 9781236955357