The Report and Despatches of the Earl of Durham: Her Majesty's High Commissioner and Governor-general of British North America
Other than the folio edition printed by order of the House of Commons of Great Britain, which contains all of the supporting documentation in its appendices, this is the most complete contemporary edition of the report, containing the report itself, and, all of Lord Durham's dispatches to the Colonial Office regarding his activities in Canada and the state of affairs in Canada leading up to his report.
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Page 275 - VICTORIA, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith; to all to whom these presents shall come greeting...
Page 8 - I expected to find a contest between a government and a people: I found two nations warring in the bosom of a single state: I found a struggle, not of principles, but of races; and I perceived that it would be idle to attempt any amelioration of laws or institutions until we could first succeed in terminating the deadly animosity that now separates the inhabitants of Lower Canada into the hostile divisions of French and English...
Page 283 - May it please your Excellency, We, Her Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, the...
Page 279 - We, reposing especial trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, have nominated, constituted and appointed, and by these presents do nominate, constitute and appoint you, the said...
Page 35 - Never again will the present generation of French Canadians yield a loyal submission to a British Government ; never again will the English population tolerate the authority of a House of Assembly, in which the French shall possess or even approximate to a majority.
Page 376 - Commander-in-Chief of Canada. MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY: We, Her Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the...
Page 296 - Thy people ; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations.
Page 281 - In testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent, and the great seal of our said province of Lower Canada to be affixed thereto.
Page 105 - For a long time this body of men, receiving at times accessions to its numbers, possessed almost all the highest public offices, by means of which, and of its influence in the Executive Council, it wielded all the powers of government; it maintained influence in the legislature by means of its predominance in the Legislative Council ; and it disposed of the large number of petty posts which are in the patronage of the Government all over the Province. Successive Governors, as they came in their turn,...