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10 British Legal Acts from 1807 to 1851
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10 British Legal Acts from 1807 to 1851

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London: George Eyre etc. and Colonial Office, HMSO, 1851. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. #1) 1807. An act for allowing the Exportation annually of a limited Quantity of Worsted Yarn to Canada. [19th February 1807.]. 4pp [77]-78 with 2 pp blank.#2) 1809. An act for allowing until the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and ten, the Importation of certain Fish from Parts of the Coast of His Majesty's North American Colonies; and for granting a Bounty thereon. 2pp., #3) 1818. An Act to allow for Three Years, and until Six Weeks after the Commencement of the then next Session of Parliament, the Importation into Ports specially appointed by His Majesty, within the Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, of the Articles therein enumerated, and the Re-exportation thereof from such Ports. This Act allows importation into ports specially appointed by His Majesty, within the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, of the articles therein enumerated, and the re-exportation. 11-1/2… Read More
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The 1960 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference signed group photo of all 11 attendees
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The 1960 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference signed group photo of all 11 attendees

by DIEFENBAKER, John George [1895-1979]

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[London]: Photographer unknown, 1960. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. INCLUDES ALL 11 COMMONWEALTH 1960 ATTENDEES SIGNATURES The 1960 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference was the tenth Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in the United Kingdom in May 3-13, 1960 hosted by Prime Minister Maurice Harold Macmillan in the UK. The 1960 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' meeting may well prove to have initiated a new stage in Commonwealth development. This was the first Commonwealth conference since Malayan independence in August 1957. At the meeting, Malaya's prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman and his government vigorously opposed the apartheid policies of South Africa and, with the support of Pakistan, India and Ghana, demanded that the issue be addressed by the Commonwealth. However, Macmillan insisted that the final communique could only include matters on which the leaders were unanimous. For the first time the Prime Ministers declared publicly that they… Read More
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3 Vancouver, Victoria BC related maps
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3 Vancouver, Victoria BC related maps

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1977. No binding. Very Good. 1) Victoria and Island Touring Map. Circa 1925. Scarce. Victoria and Island Publicity Bureau (Publisher) Colonist Lithograph (Printer). Quite scarce promotional map, showing the roads and cruise ship lines in and around the Vancouver Island area. Promotional advertising on the verso. Shows major highways and ferry routes on Vancouver Island, lower mainland B.C., and Washington state. Inset shows detail of Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula. Inset on verso shows major highways along coastal Washington, Oregon, and northern California. Also on verso: "Victoria : the outstanding capital city of British Columbia." Folded Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/4 inchesFlat size: 11 x 19 inches 2) Provincial Parks on Vancouver Island [1977] ScarceFolded Size: 4 x 9 inchesFlat size: 27-3/4 x 18 inchesFree tourist brochure by Ministry of Lands, Parks, and HousingIncludes Gulf IslandsVancouver Island large full page map image with Vancouver Island Facts textThe reverse of the map is filled with… Read More
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6 folding plates from Report On The Renewal Of Niagara Suspension Bridge ...1880
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6 folding plates from "Report On The Renewal Of Niagara Suspension Bridge ...1880

by BUCK, Leffert [1837-1909]

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New York: C.W.Ames & Co, 1881. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. 6 folding plates from the book "Report On The Renewal Of Niagara Suspension Bridge, 1880" and published in 1881.Each 13 x 8 1/8 inches. Plates were folded now flat. Black printing one side only on light paper stock. Other than some brown staining on plate #1 at the far left edge and the right fold, all are in very good condition.Leffert L. Buck's professional achievements include the reconstruction of John A. Roebling's Niagara Railroad Suspension Bridge over the Niagara Gorge. In 1877, Buck undertook the reconstruction of the Niagara Railway Suspension Bridge. He developed unique methods which allowed the work to proceed without interruption of the railroad traffic using this bridge. During the following eight years, Buck ensured the cable anchors were repaired and reinforced. The wooden trusses were replaced with iron and steel. The stone towers were replaced with steel tower, leaving the cables as the only original element.In… Read More
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71pp Report of the select committee , Second session of the thirteenth Provincial Parliament,...
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71pp Report of the select committee , Second session of the thirteenth Provincial Parliament, Legislative Council Upper Canada 1837

by Canada Colonial Government & Samuel Street [Jr.] (1775-1844) provenance

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Toronto: J. Carey, 1837. 1st Edition. No binding. Good. 2nd session was from 19 June 1837 to 11 July 1837. Journal of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada, second session of the thirteenth provincial Parliament Thursday, 22nd June, 1837.This is the original 71pp report of the select committee is referred to on p. 11 of the Journal of Legislative Council of Upper Canada, dated 23rd & 26th June 1837 (109pp) also referred to on p. 17: "Ordered that a Select Committee be appointed to examine into and report upon the measures which it may be most expedient for the Legislature to adopt in consequence of the present Commercial difficulties in this Province, with power to send for persons and papers; and that the Honorable Messieurs Markland, Gordon, Baldwin, Boswell, Kirby, Crooks and Macaulay, do compose the same, to report by bill or otherwise." Our separate and original 71 page report has the data included as part of Appendix A of the same Journal contains up to and including T. C. Patrick, Esquire… Read More
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An Act for preventing, until the First Day of May One Thousand eight hundred and forty five,...
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An Act for preventing, until the First Day of May One Thousand eight hundred and forty five, ships clearing out of any port in British North America or in the settlement of Honduras, from loading any part of their cargo of Timber upon Deck [13th May 1842]

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[London]: George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. 1st Edition. Disbound. Fine. At head of title: Anno tertio & quarto Victoriae Reginae, Sess. 2 First edition, uncommon. 2 pages, now separated, [195]-196 11-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches. CAP. XVII An Act for preventing, until the First Day of May One Thousand eight hundred and forty five, ships clearing out of any port in British North America or in the settlement of Honduras, from loading any part of their cargo of Timber upon Deck [13th May 1842]London : Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1840. Fine condition. During the Great Famine, many Irish people left the country on a journey to search for a better life. To escape the threat of starvation, people sought a new life in places like America. An estimated 1.5 million people, or about 4,110 people per day, left Ireland to come to North America between 1845 and 1855. Along with passenger ships, cargo ships used for hauling materials like… Read More
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An Act for Providing Support for the Poor
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An Act for Providing Support for the Poor

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[London]: British Government, 1780. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. EARLY BRITISH LEGAL ACT RELATING TO THE POOR [MASSACHUSETTS?] 11 x 7 -1/4 inches, 2 original pages [ 1 leaf], with a complete Act and Law regarding how those found to be poor in the town or village. Light age-toning, some foxing, otherwise very good condition.Circa 1780. Believed to be part of the general laws of Massachusetts An Overseer or Overseer's of the Poor will be established. That the children of the poor will not remain idle nor misspend their time. They will be taken to learn a decent calling. The young boy will remain with his overseer until he reaches the age of 21, and all females will remain with her overseer until she reaches the age of 18. During this time, they will be fed and clothed and the funds will be given by the town or village so as not to put a burden on their overseer's. These young boys and girls will learn a trade, to be an apprentice or a servant.For reference on this act see The general laws of… Read More
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An Act for preventing Ships clearing out from a British North American port loading any part of their cargo of Timber upon Deck

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[London]: Andrew Spottiswoode, 1840. 1st Edition. Disbound. Fine. Caption title. At head of title: Anno tertio & quarto Victoriae Reginae, c. XXVI. 3-4 Vict.c.36.First edition, scarce. 2 pages now separated,[269]-270. 11-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches. London : Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1840. Fine condition. During the Great Famine, many Irish people left the country on a journey to search for a better life. To escape the threat of starvation, people sought a new life in places like America. An estimated 1.5 million people, or about 4,110 people per day, left Ireland to come to North America between 1845 and 1855. Along with passenger ships, cargo ships used for hauling materials like timber were also used to transport people. The ships leaving Ireland earned the name "coffin ships" because of the high number of deaths that occurred on them. This law was one of a number passed to help reduce these deaths.
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An Act respecting the establishment of Provinces in the Dominion of Canada [29th June 1871]
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An Act respecting the establishment of Provinces in the Dominion of Canada [29th June 1871]

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London: printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Queen's printer, 1871. 1st Edition. Disbound. Very Good+. THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT OF 1871 [34-35 Vict.] Canada. [CH.28]Scarce. 10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches. 2 pages. Very good+ condition.This Act may be cited for all purposes as the "British North America Act of 1871".This act gave Canada the power to establish new provinces and territories and change provincial boundaries with the affected province's consent. The Act recognized the creation of the province of Manitoba and the incorporation of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory into Canada and allowed parliament and the Ontario and Quebec legislators to redraw the boundaries of Ontario and Quebec in order to incorporate parts of these acquisitions. The Constitution Act, 1871 (UK), 34 & 35 Vict, c 28, (the Act) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and forms part of the Constitution of Canada. It was originally known as the British North America Act, 1871, but it… Read More
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An Act respecting the establishment of Provinces in the Dominion of Canada [29th June 1871]
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An Act respecting the establishment of Provinces in the Dominion of Canada [29th June 1871]

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London: printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Queen's printer, 1871. 1st Edition. Disbound. Very Good. THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT OF 1871 [34-35 Vict.] Canada. [CH.28]Scarce. 10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches. 2 pages. Very good condition.This Act may be cited for all purposes as the "British North America Act of 1871". This act gave Canada the power to establish new provinces and territories and change provincial boundaries with the affected province's consent. The Act recognized the creation of the province of Manitoba and the incorporation of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory into Canada and allowed parliament and the Ontario and Quebec legislatures to redraw the boundaries of Ontario and Quebec in order to incorporate parts of these acquisitions. The Constitution Act, 1871 (UK), 34 & 35 Vict, c 28, (the Act) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and forms part of the Constitution of Canada. It was originally known as the British North America Act, 1871, but it… Read More
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An Act to alter and amend an Act for enabling His Majesty to grant to a Company , to be...
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An Act to alter and amend an Act for enabling His Majesty to grant to a Company , to be incorporated by Charter, to be called "The Canada Company," certain Lands in the Province of Upper Canada. (15th July 1828.)

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London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1828. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. BRITISH LEGAL ACTS RELATING TO CANADA COMPANYAct of parliament from 15th july 1828, Anno Nono Georgi. IV. Regis, small folio, cap li, 4pp [473]-476. Some very minor spotting and offsetting, otherwise Act is clean and in very good condition. Scarce The Canada Company was Incorporated in July 1825 and continued in existence through to the 1950s. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public. Parliamentary papers of this period can be rare.The Canada Company assisted emigrants by providing good ships, low fares, implements and tools, and inexpensive land. Scottish novelist, John Galt, was the company's first Canadian superintendent. The government of Upper Canada sold the company 10,000 km of land for 341 000 pounds. Slightly less than half of the land that was purchased comprised what would become the Huron Tract, located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, the remainder, located… Read More
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An Act to authorize the commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to guarantee the payment of a loan to be raised by the Government of Canada for the construction of public works in that country, and to repeal the Canada Defences Loan Act, 1870 [21st July 1873]

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London: printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Queen's printer, 1873. 1st Edition. Disbound. Very Good+. [36-37 Vict.] Canada Loan Guarantee. [CH.45 ]Scarce. 10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches. 4 pages. Very good+ condition.Short title: This Act may be cited as " The Canada (Public Works) Loan Act, 1873."Together with the Canadian Confederation, the creation of the Canadian Pacific Railway was a task originally undertaken as the National Dream by the Conservative government of Prime Minister John A. Macdonald. In 1873, John A. Macdonald and other high-ranking politicians, bribed in the Pacific Scandal, granted federal contracts to Hugh Allan's Canada Pacific Railway Company (which was unrelated to the current company) rather than to David Lewis Macpherson's Inter-Ocean Railway Company which was thought to have connections to the American Northern Pacific Railway Company. Because of this scandal. John A. Macdonald and the Conservative Party was removed from office in 1873. The Canadian Pacific… Read More
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An Act to define the Boundaries of the Colony of British Columbia, and to continue an Act to...
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An Act to define the Boundaries of the Colony of British Columbia, and to continue an Act to provide the Government of the said Colony

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London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1863. 1st Edition. Disbound. Very Good+. At head of title: Anno vicesimo sexto & vicesimo septimo Victoriae Reginae. CAP. LXXXIII. An Act to define the Boundaries of the Colony of British Columbia, and to continue an Act to provide the Government of the said Colony. [28th July 1863]Scarce. 12 x 7 inches. 2 pages, [729]-730. Small spot on front and back border paper edge, otherwise, very good + condition.On July 28, 1863, the Imperial Parliament passed an Act to define the boundaries of the colony of British Columbia and to continue an Act to provide for the government of the said colony. Boundaries of British Columbia: "British Columbia shall for the purposes of the said Act, and for all other purposes, be held to comprise all such territories within the Dominions of Her Majesty as are bounded to the South by the territories of the United States of America, to the West by the Pacific Ocean and the Frontier of the Russian Territories in… Read More
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An Act to enable His Majesty to grant to a Company, to be incorporated by Charter, to be called "The Canada Company," certain lands in the Province of Upper Canada, and to invest the said Company with certain powers and privileges, and for other purposes relating thereto. [27th June 1825]

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London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1825. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. ACT JUNE 27, 1825 TO CREATE THE CANADA COMPANYFolio, 6pp. [629] - 634, drop-head title beneath coat of arms on first leaf, disbound. ["The Canada Company was a large private chartered British land development company, incorporated by an Act of the British parliament on June 27, 1825, to aid the colonization of Upper Canada. Minor spots and offsetting otherwise very good conditionTPL#1353 The Canada Company assisted emigrants by providing good ships, low fares, implements and tools, and inexpensive land. Scottish novelist, John Galt, was the company's first Canadian superintendent. The government of Upper Canada sold the company 10,000 km of land for 341 000 pounds. Slightly less than half of the land that was purchased comprised what would become the Huron Tract, located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, the remainder, located in other areas of Upper Canada, became Clergy reserves under the control of the… Read More
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An Act to prevent, until the end of the next session of Parliament, ships clearing out from a British North American port loading any Part of the Cargo of Timber upon Deck

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London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1839. 1st Edition. Disbound. Very Good. Anno Secundo & TertioFirst edition, uncommon. 2 pages, now separated, [485]-486 11-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches. CAP. XLIV. Fine condition.An Act to prevent, until the end of the next session of Parliament, ships clearing out from a British North American port loading any Part of the Cargo of Timber upon Deck [17th August 1839]During the Great Famine, many Irish people left the country on a journey to search for a better life. To escape the threat of starvation, people sought a new life in places like America. An estimated 1.5 million people, or about 4,110 people per day, left Ireland to come to North America between 1845 and 1855. Along with passenger ships, cargo ships used for hauling materials like timber were also used to transport people. The ships leaving Ireland earned the name "coffin ships" because of the high number of deaths that occurred on them. This… Read More
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Albumen photo circa 1880's of Queen Victoria with Princess Beatrice and a Group of 4 Dogs plus a...
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Albumen photo circa 1880's of Queen Victoria with Princess Beatrice and a Group of 4 Dogs plus a copy of a note originally written by Queen Victoria 1876

by Queen Victoria [1819-1901] & Princess Beatrice, later Princess Henry of Battenberg (1857-1944)

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1880. No binding. Good. MOST INTERESTING AND RARE QUEEN VICTORIA PHOTO CIRCA 1880'S Very interesting and rare circa 1880's albumen photo of Queen Victoria with Princess Beatrice and Queen Victoria's her 4 dogs plus a circa 1876 Queen Victoria hand-written note photographed: Victoria, Beatrice - "Waldmann" "Fern", "Sharp" and "Noble" . Princess Beatrice, was Queen Victoria youngest child and wife of Prince Henry of Battenberg (1857-1944). Original albumen photo of a presumed circa 1877 Charles Burton Barber painting, with some foxing and a bit faded otherwise good condition.This photo is unusual in part because it appears to be a very similar image of Charles Burton Barber* oil on canvas painting "Queen Victoria with Princess Beatrice and a Group of Dogs (before Apr 1877)" which shows Queen Victoria seated near the Slopes at Windsor painted for the Queen from photographs. Princess Beatrice stands beside her and they are surrounded by four dogs: Waldmann, Fern, Sharp and Noble. Barber was paid £24… Read More
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Amendments to be proposed by the Honorable Mr. Young to the Resolutions reported by a Committee of the Whole on Customs Duties

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Quebec: Lovell and Lamoureux, 1854. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. RARE - NO OTHER COPY FOUND1854. Quarto, 2 pages. Disbound, small holes and tears in margin. Signed by R. Bell on top of back panel. 1st Session, 5th Parliament, 18 Victoria, 1854Amendments to be proposed by the Honorable Mr. Young to the Resolutions reported by a Committee of the Whole on Customs Duties.Printed by order of the Legislative Assembly.Quebec : Printed by Lovell and Lamoureux, Mountain Street Resolutions to repeal all duties of Customs, specific and ad valorem on an important list of articles, including sugar, molasses, tea, coffee, tobacco, cigars, wine, whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, etc. Robert Bell was a printer, businessman, office holder, politician, justice of the peace, and militia officer. He ran successfully as a reform candidate in the general election of 1847-48 which he represented in the Legislative Assembly until 1851. Throughout his life Bell maintained his residence in Carleton Place. In the elections of… Read More
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Amendments to be proposed by Mr. W. L. Mackenzie to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Imperial Act reuniting the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada

by Legislative Assembly & MACKENZIE, W.L. (William Lyon) [1795-1861]

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Quebec: printed by Lovell and Lamoureux, 1855. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. RARE NO OTHER COPY FOUNDFirst Canadian edition. [Caption title] Amendment To be proposed by Mr. W. L. Mackenzie to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Imperial Act re-uniting the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada" when the question is before the House for the second reading thereof. 1st Session, 5th Parliament, 18 Victoria, 1855Printed by Order of the Legislative AssemblyQuebec, printed by Lovell and Lamoureux, Mountain StreetQuarto, 5 pages. Disbound, small holes and tears in margin. The amendments bill proposed by W. L. Mackenzie (1795-1861) was resolved in the affirmative.
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The Apostolic Rite of Confirmation Being the Substance of Two Sermons Preached Before His Congregation on Sunday Jan. 27, 1867

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Ottawa: Printed by G.E. Desbarats, 1867. 1st. Soft Cover. First edition. 8vo. 28pp. Original Wraps. wear and minor staining along edges, otherwise very Good. T. Bedford Jones was the Missionary Priest of the St. Alban's Church in Ottawa. "All profits arising from the Sale of this Edition to be devoted to the Building Fund of S. Alban's Church (Free Seat), Ottawa.
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Appendix (No. 7 and 8) RETURN: To an address from the Legislature Assembly to His Excellency The...
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Appendix (No. 7 and 8) RETURN: To an address from the Legislature Assembly to His Excellency The Governor General, dated the 19th ... county of Grey and Bruce..

by CARTIER, Sir George-Étienne, 1st Baronet, [1814-1873]

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Legislature Assembly, 1856. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. 14pp. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches, disbound, no coversFull title: RETURN: To an address from the Legislature Assembly to His Excellency The Governor General, dated the 19th instant, praying His Excellency to cause to be laid before the House, "copies of correspondence and other documents having reference "to withdraw from sale certain lands situated in the county of Grey and Bruce, which lands were advertised to be sold on 17th October last, also report of Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Sir George-Étienne Cartier, co-premier of the Province of Canada, lawyer, rebel, railway promoter, politician and a Father of Confederation. By "youthful folly," Cartier likely had in mind his prominent role in the Patriote rebellion of 1837. He fought at Saint Denis, where the Patriotes turned back a column of British regulars, and later fled to the United States with a price on his head. By coincidence, one of the students hearing him that June day was… Read More
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