The Oxford Gazetteer: Containing an Abstract of Each Census of the County of Oxford, and of the Townships Comprising it

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C. W., Printed and pub. for the author, by A. J. Chatterton, 1852 - Oxford (Ont. : County) - 97 pages
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Page 7 - Cataraquy; thence along the middle of said river into Lake Ontario; through the middle of said lake until it strikes the communication by water between that lake and Lake Erie; thence along the middle of said communication into Lake Erie through the middle of said lake...
Page 7 - Superior; thence through Lake Superior northward of the Isles Royal and Phelipeaux, to the Long Lake ; thence through the middle of said Long Lake, and the water communication between it and the Lake of the Woods...
Page 89 - Mr. Fox rose, and objected to the number. He contended, that after so much had been said about obtaining a proper aristocracy for that colony, on the preceding days, they were not now to lose sight of giving it a proper share of democracy likewise, which was allowed on all hands to be requisite. Sure he was that sixteen was a good number for an aristocracy, but by no means for a democracy. He was perfectly aware that it was idle to expect or to maintain that in a representative House the number of...
Page 6 - Quebec, nearly of equal magnitude to the said thirteen colonies, or states, was ceded, notwithstanding not a foot of the country so ceded, was at the time occupied by an American in arms,' nor could have been, had the war continued ; and this cession is the more remarkable, as New York and Rhode Island, being then in possession of the British Army, the surrender of these valuable posts and places required a large equivalent in territory elsewhere, instead of giving, as it were, a premium for getting...
Page 25 - Nassau, extending within the north and south bounds of our said province, from the western limit of the last mentioned district, so far westerly as to a north and south line, intersecting the extreme projection of Long Point into the lake Erie, on the northerly side of the...
Page 25 - ... to a north and south line, intersecting the extreme projection of Long Point into the lake Erie, on the northerly side of the said lake Erie; and nlso one other district to be called the district of Hesse, which is to comprehend all the residue of our said province in the western or inland parts thereof, of the entire breadth thereof, from the southerly to the northerly boundary of the same...
Page 90 - ... dividing such province into districts, or counties, or circles, and towns or townships, and appointing the limits thereof, and declaring and appointing the number of representatives to be chosen by each of such districts, or counties, or circles, and towns or townships respectively...
Page 115 - Oxford : thence in a southerly direction along the said division line, to the northern limit of the allowance for road between the first and second concessions of the Township of East Oxford ; thence...
Page 78 - ... common school, who shall have power and authority to examine into the moral character and capacity of any person willing to become teacher of such common school, and being satisfied of the moral character and capacity of such teacher, to nominate and appoint such person as the teacher of said common school.
Page 89 - Members of Assembly could have been obtained in Upper Canada. "Mr. Pitt said, as there were not above ten thousand individuals in Upper Canada, (including men, women, and children), he thought sixteen in the present state of the province was about a reasonable proportion of those who were fit persons to be chosen Members of the House of Assembly, and could spare time enough for due attendance. The blank was filled up with the word sixteen.

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