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" 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... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 259
1895
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Report on the Affairs of British North America

John George Lambton Earl of Durham - Canada - 1839 - 119 pages
...success could be expected in any attempt to remedy the many evils of this unhappy province. I expected to find a contest between a government and a people...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...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 5

United States - 1839
...in any attempt to remedy the many grievances of this unhappy Province. 1 expected" says Lord Durham, "to find a contest between a government and a people....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...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 5

United States - 1839
...in any attempt to remedy the many grievances of this unhappy Province. I expected" says Lord Durham, "to find a contest between a government and a people....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...
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The Report and Despatches of the Earl of Durham: Her Majesty's High ...

John George Lambton Earl of Durham - Canada - 1839 - 423 pages
...success could be expected in any attempt to remedy the many evils of this unhappy Province. I expected to find a contest between a government and a people...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...
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A Diary in America: With Remarks on Its Institutions. Part Second, Volume 3

Frederick Marryat - Canada - 1839
...principles between the English and French, but a conflict of the two races. He says :— " I expected to find a contest between a government and a people:...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...
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The Living Age, Volume 205

1895
...to the continuance and security of their religious institutions. Lord Durham in his memorable report on the condition of Canada, has summed up very expressively...that overhung Canada in those times, there was one gleant of sunshine for England. Although discontent and dissatisfaction generally prevailed among the...
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The Christian Teacher, Volume 6

England - 1844
...of the two races may be seen from the following passages in Lord Durham's Report : — " I expected to find a contest between a government and a people...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...
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Life and Times of the Right Honourable Sir John A. Macdonald: Premier of the ...

Joseph Edmund Collins - Canada - 1883 - 642 pages
...ignorant of the " true inwardness " of the strife in that distracted colony. He says : — " I expected to find a contest between a government and a people...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...
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The Expansion of England: Two Courses of Lectures

Sir John Robert Seeley - Colonization - 1883 - 309 pages
...liberty, as Lord Durham expressly remarks in the opening of his famous Report on Canada : ' I expected to find a contest between a government and a people...found a struggle not of principles but of races.' It is however to be remarked on the other side that here too the alien element dwindles and is likely...
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Life and Times of the Right Honourable Sir John A. Macdonald: Premier of the ...

Joseph Edmund Collins - Canada - 1883 - 642 pages
...ignorant of the " true inwardness " of the strife in that distracted colony. He says : — '• I expected to find a contest between a government and a people...bosom of a single state. I found a struggle not of principle.), but of races ; and I perceived that it would be idle to attempt any amelioration of laws...
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