The report and despatches of the Earl of Durham: Her Majesty's high commissioner and governor-general of British North America

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Ridgways, 1839 - Canada - 423 pages
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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 393 - An Act for indemnifying those who have issued or acted under certain Parts of a certain Ordinance, made under colour of an Act passed in the present Session of Parliament, intituled 'An Act to make temporary Provision for the Government of Lower Canada.
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...
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 204 - It needs no change in the principles of government, no invention of a new constitutional theory, to supply the remedy which would, in my opinion, completely remove the existing political disorders. It needs but to follow out consistently the principles of the British constitution, and introduce into the Government of these great Colonies those wise provisions, by which alone the working of the representative system can in any country be rendered harmonious and efficient...
Page 379 - May it please your Excellency, We, Her Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, the...
Page 35 - I feel confident that the accuracy and moderation of my description will be acknowledged by all who have seen the state of society in Lower Canada during the last year. Nor do I exaggerate the inevitable constancy any more than the intensity of this animosity. 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...
Page 392 - ... with Great Britain, shall save you from the evils to which you are now subjected by every change in the fluctuating policy of distant and successive Administrations.
Page 151 - Canadas, will not bear the least comparison, in any respect, with Buffalo, which is a creation of yesterday. But it is not in the difference between the larger towns on the two sides, that we shall find the best evidence of our own inferiority.
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.

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