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LEGISLATURE OF LOWER CANADA
IN THE SESSION OF 1831;
by Andrea Stinart
CONTAINING SOME IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
NOW FIRST GIVEN TO THE PUBLIC.
“Ημεις δε ουδ' αυτοι φαμεν επι το υπο τουτων υβριζεσθαι κατοικισαι,
αλλ' επι τω ηγεμονες τε ειναι και τα εικοτα θαυμαζεσθαι. αι γουν
αν μονοις ουκ
Nec me fallit, ut in corporibus hominum, sic in animis multiplici passione affectis,
PUBLISHED BY THOMAS A. STARKE.
THE LATE SESSION
Nil admirari prope res est una Numici
The opening of the Session of the Provincial Parliament which has just closed its labours, was looked forward to by all those who had given any attention to the public affairs of the Province, with more than ordinary interest.
The reins of government had just been assumed by the nobleman now at its head, and possessing, as he was understood to do, explicit instructions upon the principal subject of controversy in the Colonial Legislature, it was anticipated that the communication through him, of the views of his Majesty's Government, would relieve the several branches of the Legislature from the uncertainty which had hitherto most unaccountably been allowed to exist upon this head, and which there was reason to believe had widened a breach that might otherwise have been prevented, and might now, it was hoped, be at last repaired. Nor were there wanting other subjects to which the public attention had been for several years past called, and in relation to which diversities of opinion had existed, that in like manner could not fail to occupy