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The British North America Act, 1867.

Hagerty, Sherwood, Burns, and Richards, and any other surveyed Townships lying northwesterly of the

said North Riding. Every Town and Incorporated Village existing at the Union, not specially mentioned in this Schedule, is to be taken as a part of the County or Riding within which it is locally situate.

Electoral Districts of Quebec specially fixed. ·


Missisquoi, Compton,

Wolfe and Richmond, Argenteuil, Shefford, Megantic. Huntingdon, Stanstead,

Town of Sherbrooke.


Provincial Public Works and Property to be the Property of Canada.

1. Canals, with land and water power connected there

with. 2. Public Harbours. 3. Light Houses and Piers, and Sable Island. 4. Steamboats, Dredges, and Public Vessels. 5. Rivers and Lake improvements. 6. Railways and Railway Stocks, Mortgages and other

Debts due by Railway Companies.
7. Military Roads.
8. Custom Houses, Post Offices, and all other Public

Buildings, except such as the Government of
Canada appropriate for the use of the Provin.

cial Legislatures and Governments.
9. Property transferred by the Imp-rial Government,

and known as Ordnance Property. 10. Armories, Drill Sheds, Military Clothing, and Muni

tions of War, and Lands set apart for general public purposes.

The British North America Act, 1867.

Assets to be the Property of Ontario and Quebec conjointly:

Upper Canada Building Fund.
Lunatic Asylums.
Normal School.
Court Houses in Aylmer, Montreal, Kamanaska,

Lower Canada.
Law Society, Upper Canada.
Montreal Turnpike Trust.
University Permanent Fund.
Royal Institution.
Consolidated Municipal Loan Fund, Upper Canada.
Consolidated Municipal Loan Fund, Lower Canada.
Agricultural Society, Upper Canada.
Lower Canada, Legislative Grant.
Quebec Fire Loan.
Tamiscouata Advance Account.
Quebec Turnpike Trust.
Building and Jury Fund, Lower Canada.
Municipalities Fund.
Lower Canada Superior Education Income Fund.


Oath of Allegiance. I, A. B. do swear, that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

Note.-The Name of the King or Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the time being, is to be substituted from time to time, with proper terns of reference thereto.

Declaration of Qualification. I, A. B. do declare and testify, that I am by Law duly qualified to be appointed a Member of the Senate of Canada, (or as the case may be), and that I am legally or equitably seised as of Freehold for my own use and benefit of Lands or Tenements held in free and common socage (or seised or posThe British North America Act, 1867.

sessed for my own use and benefit of Lands or Tenements held in Franc-alleu or in Roture, as the case may be), in the Province of Nova Scotia, (or as the case may be), of the value of four thousand dollars orer and above all Rents, Du's, Dehts, Mortgages, Charges and Incumbrances due or pay. able out of orcharged on or affecting the same, and that I have not collusively or colourably obtained a title to or become possessed of the said Lands and Tenements or any part thereof for the purpose of enabling me to become a Member of the Senate of Canada (or as the case may be), and that my Real and Personal Property are together worth four thousand dollars over and abore my Debts and Liabilities.


A TREATY to settle and define the Boundaries between

the Possessions of Her Britannick Majesty in North America, and the Territories of the United States ;-for the final suppression of the African Slave Trade;-and for the giving up of Criminals, fugitive from justice, in certain cases. WHEREAS certain portions ofthe Line of Boundary between the British Dominions in North America and the United States of America, described in the Second Article of the Treaty of Peace of 1783, have not yet been ascertained and determined, notwithstanding the repeated attempts which have been heretofore made for that purpose : And whereas it is now thought t) be for the interest of both parties that avoiding further discussion of their respective rights, arising in this respect under the said Treaty, they should agree on a Conventional Line, in said portions of the said Boundary, such as may be con renient to both parties, with such equi. valents and compensation as are deemed just and reasonable: And whereas, by the Treaty concluded at Ghent, on the 24th day of December, 1814 between His Britannick Majesty and the United States, an Article was agreed to and inserted, of the following tenor, viz: “ Article X.—Whereas the Traffic “in Slaves is irreconcilable with the principles of humanity "and Justice; And whereas both His Majesty and the United “ States are desirous of continuing their efforts to promote "its entire abolition; it is hereby agreed, that both the con“tracting parties shall use their best endeavors to accom“plish so desirable an object :" And whereas, notwithstanding the laws which have at various times been passed by the two Governments, and the efforts made to suppress it, that criminal traffic is still prosecuted and carried on; and whereas Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Gr’at Britain and Ireland, and the United States of America, are determined that so far as may be in their power, it shall be effectually abolished : and whereas it is found expedient for the better administration of justice and the prevention of crime within the territories and jurisdiction of the two parties, respectirely, that persons committing the crimes hereinafter enumerated, and being fugitives from justice, should under certain circumstances be reciprocally delivered up: Her Britannick Majesty, and the United States of America, having resolved to treat on these sereral subjects, have for that purpose appointed their respective Plenipotentiaries to negotiate and conclude a Treaty, that is to say: Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, has, on Her part, appointed the Right Honorable Alexander Lord Ashburton, a Peer of the said United Kingdom, a Member of Her Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council, and Her Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary on a Special Mission to the United States ; and the President of the United States has, on his part, furnished with full powers Daniel Webster, Secretary of State of the United States; who,after a reciprocal communication of their respective full powers, have agreed to and signed the following Articles:

ARTICLE I. It is hereby agreed and declared, that the Line of Boundary shall be as follows:-Beginning at the monument at the source of the River Saint Croix, as designated and agreed to by the Commissioners under the Filth article of the Treaty of 1794, between the Governments of Great Britain and the United States; thence north, following the exploring line run and marked by the Surveyors of the two Governments in the years 1817 and 1818, under the Filth Article of the Treaty of Ghent, to its intersection with the River Saint John, and to the middle of the channel thereof; thence up the middle of the main channel of the said Rirer Saint John to the mouth of the River Saint Francis; thence up the middle of the channel of the said River Saint Francis, and of the Lakes through which it flows, to the outlet of the Lake Pohenagamook; thence south westerly, in a straight line, to a point on the northwest branch of the River Saint John, which point shall be ten miles distant from the main branch of the Saint John, in a straight line and in the nearest direction; but if the said point shall be found to be less than seven miles from the nearest point of the summit or crest of the highlands that divide those rivers which empty themselves into the River Saint Lawrence, from those which fall into the River Saint

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