Statistical Account of Upper Canada Volume 2

Statistical Account of Upper Canada Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...is among mankind a single principle of justice, this is one, that the individuals of a nation ought not partially to bear the weight of public calamity, --surely individuals, who have exposed their lives for Government should not be disgusted with finding Government regardless of those very principles which it is intended to sustain. "The people of this province are wel aware that their fellow-subjects at home are pressed hard with taxation, and far is it from their wish that relief should be afforded from thence. Canada contains within itself ample means of exonerating Government from the claims of sufferers by war; and it is within the fiat of your Royal Highness to remove by a single breath the evil now so justly complained of. Millions of acres of fertile land lie here at the disposal of your Royal Highness, upon tire credit of which, put under proper management-, not only the fair claims of loyal sufferers could be instantly advanced, but vast sums could be raised for the improvement of the provinces and the increase of revenue to Britain." Though this is my own off-hand performance, I must be allowed to glory in iis production, placed alongside the address of the Legislative Council and Assembly of Upper Canada. This single clause of my Sketch ha9 in it both body and soul. It is so far perfect: it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The address has not a single member that is creditable. It puts us in mind of Mr. Nobody, in the comedy of Punch; only it warns his gaiety and humour. It struts forth, proclaims that it is nothing, and disappears in proof of the assertion. I dnre say his Majesty's ministers will be ashamed to present it to Parliament. Could we consider the reply to this address merely as the production of a weak man, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566513
  • 9781236566515