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PROVINCE OF CANADA
PASSED IN THE
TWENTY-SECOND YEAR OF THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY
AND IN THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SIXTH PARLIAMENT
Begun at holden at Toronto on the Twenty-ninth of January, in the
year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-nine.
RESER V E D ACT.
THE RIGHT HONORABLE SIR EDMUND WALKER HEAD, BARONET,
THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTT.
Anno Domini, 1859.
An Act for the relief of John McLean.
Reserved for the signification of Her Majesty's pleasure 4th May, 1859.
and Proclamation thereof made by His Excellency Sir Edmund WALKER
NASMUCH as John McLean, of the City of Toronto, Gen- Preamble.
tleman, formerly Merchant Tailor, hath by his Petition humbly set forth that on the sixth day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven he was duly married to Diana Hewgill, a spinster, then living at the village of Thornhill, in the County of York; that he and the said Diana Hewgill lived and cohabited together as husband and wife from the time of their said marriage until the eleventh day of August, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, when unhappy differences having arisen between them, and having agreed to live separate and apart, a Deed of separation was prepared and executed by them; that there has been no issue of the said marriage ; that no intercourse has been had between them since the last mentioned time; that the said Diana Hewgill left this Province for the United States of America some time in the month of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two; that he had lately discovered that the said Diana Hewgill has for some years past been carrying on an adulterous intercourse and criminal conversation with one Alexander Gallagher, of the village of Castalia, in the State of Ohio, a cooper by trade, and is now living with him in open Adultery; that there has been issue by such adulterous intercourse; that in consequence of the residence of the said Alexander Gallagher being out of the Jurisdiction of the Superior Courts of this Province, the petitioner had been unable to institute legal proceedings against him for such criminal conversation; that the said Diana McLean had, by her adulterous and criminal conduct, dissolved the Bond of matrimony on her part, and that he was deprived