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Return of Convictions, Made by Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace within the United Counties of Huron and Bruce, From the March to the June Sessions, 1863

By Dan. Lizars

Goderich, Ontario: Office of the Clerk of the Peace, 1863. Paper. Very Good. No Binding. Broadside Issued under the auspices of Dan. Lizars, clerk of the peace, Huron and Bruce. Wove paper.Printed in 9 columns under the following headings: name of prosecutor; name of defendant; nature of the charge; date of the conviction; name of convicting Justice; amount of penalty, fine or damage; by whom paid over by said Justices; remarks. The crimes listed are of various kinds: misdemeanors, assault, drunk and disorderly conduct, gaming, grossly insulting and abusive language, trespassing, vagrancy, selling liquor on Sunday, dog stealing, etc. Very scarce item. Born on 22 February 1822, Daniel Home Lizars immigrated to Upper Canada in 1833 from Edinburgh, Scotland, with his family. He married Esther Longworths in July 1848. They had one son and two daughters. The first municipal clerk for the District of Huron, he served in that position from 16 October 1841 until 1846. He was called to the bar in 1853, was appointed county attorney in 1858, and was appointed a judge in 1864. He died in March 1876..

$150.00

Schedule of Convictions, Made by Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace within the United Counties of Huron and Bruce, From the December Sessions, 1861, to the March Sessions, 1862

By Dan. Lizars

Goderich, Ontario: Office of the Clerk of the Peace, 1862. Paper. Very Good. No Binding. Broadside Issued under the auspices of Dan. Lizars, clerk of the peace, Huron and Bruce. Wove paper.Printed in 9 columns under the following headings: name of prosecutor; name of defendant; nature of the charge; date of the conviction; name of convicting Justice; amount of penalty, fine or damage; by whom paid over by said Justices; remarks. The crimes listed are of various kinds: misdemeanors, assault, drunk and disorderly conduct, gaming, grossly insulting and abusive language, trespassing, vagrancy, selling liquor on Sunday, dog stealing, etc. Very scarce item. Born on 22 February 1822, Daniel Home Lizars immigrated to Upper Canada in 1833 from Edinburgh, Scotland, with his family. He married Esther Longworths in July 1848. They had one son and two daughters. The first municipal clerk for the District of Huron, he served in that position from 16 October 1841 until 1846. He was called to the bar in 1853, was appointed county attorney in 1858, and was appointed a judge in 1864. He died in March 1876..

$150.00

Return of Convictions, Made by Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace within the United Counties of Huron and Bruce, From the March Sessions to the June Sessions, 1862

By Dan. Lizars

Goderich, Ontario: Office of the Clerk of the Peace, 1862. Paper. Very Good. No Binding. Broadside Issued under the auspices of Dan. Lizars, clerk of the peace, Huron and Bruce. Wove paper.Printed in 9 columns under the following headings: name of prosecutor; name of defendant; nature of the charge; date of the conviction; name of convicting Justice; amount of penalty, fine or damage; by whom paid over by said Justices; remarks. The crimes listed are of various kinds: misdemeanors, assault, drunk and disorderly conduct, gaming, grossly insulting and abusive language, trespassing, vagrancy, selling liquor on Sunday, dog stealing, etc. Very scarce item. Born on 22 February 1822, Daniel Home Lizars immigrated to Upper Canada in 1833 from Edinburgh, Scotland, with his family. He married Esther Longworths in July 1848. They had one son and two daughters. The first municipal clerk for the District of Huron, he served in that position from 16 October 1841 until 1846. He was called to the bar in 1853, was appointed county attorney in 1858, and was appointed a judge in 1864. He died in March 1876..

$150.00

Report of Commissioners for Superintending the Improvement of the River Saint Lawrence

By Canada (Upper Canada, 1791-1840) Saint Lawrence Commission

Toronto, Canada, 1838. Ephemera. Good. No Binding. Toronto: Printed at the Patriot Office, [1838]. pp. [133]-160, [2], 161-167, [1]. Collation: 34-422. It's possible that this pamphlet was part of a larger work. Sewn gatherings, the thread now gone, no wrapper. Wove paper, small pieces missing from the top right of the preliminary leaves and the last 2 leaves. Addressed to His Excellency Sir Francis Bond Head, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, the report was submitted by the Office of the Commissioners at Cornwall on 1 January 1838 by Jonas Jones, the President of the Board. The report consists of the minutes of the Saint Lawrence Commission in 1837 with letters from engineers and contractors, statement of expenditures (1834-7), and estimates of expenses for the completing the work on the Saint Lawrence Canals. Not recorded by Fleming's Upper Canadian Imprints, 1801-1841. The only other copy of this imprint is located at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto..

$1225.00

Rules and Regulations for Ferries / Règles et règlemens des Traversiers

By Broadside

1830. Ephemera. Very Good. No Binding. 45 × 57 cm. Text in English and French, each in triple columns, listing the regulations for the District of Montreal. First order dated April 30th, 1813, under the name of A. Reid, Ck. P. Final order dated: 26th April, 1830, under the name of John Delisle, Ck. P. This copy has ms. notes in English and French dated April 1840: "Granted to Benoit Lalie to ferry from Isle Jesuit to the Parish of Terrebonne.." The notes list the prices for conveyance, for example: "For a Calesh or Carl drawn by the horse and the driver one shilling 1/". The printed text in English ends: "And every Ferryman shall be bound to Ferry gratis the Messengers carrying his Majesty's Mail. | BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT | Deslisle & Deslisle, Ck. P." But in this copy, "Deslisle & Deslisle, Ck. P." has been altered by hand to read: "Deslisle & Brehaul Deslisle, Ck. P." Written on the verso of the broadside is written: "1840 | Benoit Lalie | Isle Jesuit | Tariff". Wove paper with folds and several pinholes at the creases, small piece missing at the bottom center. John (Jean-Baptiste) Delisle (1780-1838; married Mary Robinson) was born in Montreal, the son of notary Jean-Guillaume Delisle and Radegonde Berthelet. He was a Justice of the Peace in Montreal from 1814 until his death. His son, Alexandre-Maurice Delisle (1810-1880), who was a public servant, member of the assembly, and businessman, was also a clerk of the peace in Montreal during this time period. Only three other copies of this broadside are known to be extant: two copies at Library and Archives Canada; and McGill University, Rare Books and Special Collections Library..

$825.00

To The Electors of the Town of Woodstock

By Grey, William

Woodstock, Canada, 1865. Ephemera. Very Good. No Binding. Grey, William (1812-?). To the Electors of the Town of Woodstock. Broadside. 36 x 17 cm. Signed and dated at end: William Grey, Woodstock, Dec. 30, 1865. William Grey responds to the accusations of John McWhinnie in the Woodstock Sentinel "in reference to his conduct on the Market question" and other matters of a municipal nature. Only 1 or 2 copies are known to be extant: Library and Archives Canada and the Metropolitan Toronto Library. Born on 18 October 1812 in West Pennard, Somersetshire, England, William Grey settled in Oxford County in 1825. He was a gentleman farmer and owned considerable town property in the environs of Woodstock, Ontario, including the Royal Hotel (erected, in 1843). He was in the Town or County Council much of the time. He was the second Mayor of Woodstock and held the same office several terms for at least 25 years. He was also one of the oldest magistrates in the county. In addition, he was an insurance agent for several of the best American Companies, the first President of the Port Dover and Lake Huron Railway Company, President of the Oxford Loan and Savings Society, the Woodstock and Norwich Plank and Gravel Road Company, and the Woodstock Board of Trade. He married Susan Westbrook of Oakland in October 1832. They had two children, one dying in infancy, and the other, John George. Born in Scotland, John McWhinnie edited the British American from 1849 to 1853. He started the weekly Woodstock Sentinel with his son-in-law, Alexander Hay, on 1 January 1854. It ran until 1870..

$500.00

Canada Company Advertising Leaflet

By Widder, Frederick, Commissioner

Frederick Street, Toronto: Canada Company's Office, 1843. Ephemera. Very Good. No Binding. The Canada Company, having had numerous inquiries from various parts of British North America, and especially from the United States, upon Canada West... have been induced to arrange those questions, with the respective answers, and to print them in a form for general circulation.... Advertising leaflet. 4 pp. Dated: Toronto, 5th June 1843, Frederick Widder, Commissioner. Caption title with coat of arms (motto: "NON MUTAT GENUS SOLUM" /The country does not alter the race). Wove paper, folds, a few tiny tears. The leaflet poses 21 queries with answers, for example: No. 1-Situation of the Company's Lands, particularly as to Roads, Navigable Waters &c? Only 1 other copy is listed elsewhere: Metropolitan Toronto Library, Canadian History Department..

$1250.00

By His Excellency Francis Gore, Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Upper Canada, &c. &c. &c. ...

By Gore, Francis 1769-1852

York, 1809. Ephemera. Very Good. No Binding. Broadside with seal and Royal Coat of arms at the top. 48 × 36 cm. Form used for commissioning officers, this copy filled out in manuscript to Christopher Alexander Hagerman of Lenox and in the Midland District, Quarter Master in the First Regiment of the Lenox Militia, commanded by Colonel Hazelton Spencer. Dated at York, 2 January 1809, and signed in manuscript by Francis Gore Lt Broadside with seal and Royal Coat of arms at the top. 48 × 36 cm. Form used for commissioning officers, this copy filled out in manuscript to Christopher Alexander Hagerman of Lenox and in the Midland District, Quarter Master in the First Regiment of the Lenox Militia, commanded by Colonel Hazelton Spencer. Dated at York, 2 January 1809, and signed in manuscript by Francis Gore Lt Governor, Wm Halton, Secretary, and inscribed to Hagerman. Laid paper with folds, a slight cut in one of the folds, and reinforced on the verso at three places with paper strips, otherwise very good. The only other known copy of this broadside form is located at the Metropolitan Toronto Library, Baldwin Room (48.4 × 37.3 cm, made out to Archibald MacDonell, Esquire Colonel in the First Regiment of Prince Edward Militia). Francis Gore (1769-3 November 1852) was a British officer and colonial administrator. After he retired with the rank of major, he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada from 1806 to 1811. Christopher Alexander Hagerman (28 March 1792-14 May 1847) was a Canadian militia officer, politician, and judge. In 1807, he began his career in his father's law offices at Kingston, Ont. He served in his father's militia regiment during the War of 1812, gaining the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. After the war he was appointed the position of Collector of Customs at Kingston, also representing the riding of Kingston in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada. Called to the Bar of Upper Canada in 1815, in 1829 he was appointed solicitor general for the province, and in 1837 he became attorney general. A leading member and advocate of the Family Compact, he was appointed judge for the Court of Queen's Bench in 1840..

$1500.00

To the Free and Independent Electors of the East Riding of the County of York, and of the Counties of Durham and Simcoe.

By Weekes, William, D. 1806

York, Upper Canada, 1804. Ephemera. Very Good. No Binding. [York, Upper Canada: s.n., May 1804]. Broadside. 32.5 × 19.5 cm. The text begins: "GENTLEMEN, The period at which the present Parliament must necessarily meet its dissolution having nearly arrived; I am induced to offer myself as a Candidate to represent you in the ensuing Parliament.." 3 paragraphs of text with the last four lines: "I have the Honor to be | GENTLEMEN, | your devoted humble Servant, | WILLIAM WEEKES." Laid paper backed on linen, with folds. This copy of this broadside has writing in two places: (1) in dark black ink at the top left are 5 inconsequential lines ("10 plain squares | 28 plain fish.."); (2) 12 lines after the text as follows: "[hand pointing to the right] Mr Weekes cannot yield to the impression that any anonymous Address, or the Excertions of a puny officiate shall sway the free and independent Electors of this Riding into an acquiescence in any imaginary Representation. He trusts that those whom he has addressed himself feel so strict a Sense of their Rights and of the necessity of asserting them as not suffer the Shadow of a Shade or the Phantom of a visionary candidate to divert their Suffrage from the making of such a claim as may cause those Rights to be more generally known and more fully asserted. York 14 May 1804." References: Fleming, Upper Canadian Imprints,1801-1841, no. 34. A lawyer and political figure in Upper Canada, William Weekes was born in Ireland. He journeyed to the United States, later settling at York in 1798. In 1804, he was defeated by Angus Macdonell in the riding of Durham, Simcoe, and 1st York. Macdonell died the same year aboard a ship that sank in a storm on Lake Ontario. In 1805, Weekes finally won his seat in the Provincial Parliament. In 1806, in court, he referred to the recently deceased Lieutenant Governor Peter Hunter as a "gothic barbarian". After a dispute with William Dickson on this remark, Weekes challenged him to a duel. On 10 October 1806, Weekes was mortally wounded and died the next day..

$1500.00