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Printed by ROBERT STANTON, Printer to the QUEEN'S Most EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

1838.

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S T A T U T ES

OF

Upper Canada,

PASSED IN THE THIRD SESSION OF THE THIRTEENTH PROVINCIAL PARLIAMENT ;

MET AT TORONTO ON THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1837, AND PROROGUED
ON THE SIXTH DAY OF MARCH, 1838, IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE

REIGN OF VICTORIA.

SIR FRANCIS BOND HEAD, BART. K.C.H.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.

ANNO DOMINO 1838.

CHAP. I.

AN ACT to authorise the apprehending and detention of Persons sus-

pected of High Treason, Misprision of Treason, and Treasonable
Practices.

[Passed, 12th January, 1838.]

Preamble.

W HEREAS a traitorous conspiracy hath been formed for the purpose
of overthrowing, by means of Insurrection, the Government, Laws and
Constitution of this Province, and the happy connection thereof with the
Mother Country: And whereas, designs and practices of a treasonable
and highly dangerous nature are now carrying on in some parts of this
Province: Therefore for the better preservation of the Peace, Laws and
Liberties, of this Province, Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council
and Assembly of the Province of Upper Canada, constituted and assem-

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