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Not to prohibit British subjects fron. selling leather, hollow-ware, farming utensils, or any printed papers, published by authority, they being the growth, produce, or manufacture of this province; nor to hinder any person or persons, who are the real makers of any goods, wares, or merchandise of the manufactory of this province, or his, or her, or their children, apprentices, agents, or servants to such real workers or makers of such goods, wares, or manufactures (they being subjects as above], only from carrying, exposing to sale, or selling by retail or otherwise, any of the said goods, wares, or manufactures of his, her, or their own making, in any part of this province: nor any tinkers, coopers, glaziers, harness-menders, or any other persons usually trading in mending kettles, tubs, household goods, or harness whatsoever, from going about, and carrying with him, her, or them, proper materials for mending the same, without having a licence as aforesaid, they being subjects as before recited: nor to prohibit hucksters, or persons having stalls or stands in the markets in the towns within this province, from selling, or exposing to sale, without having a licence as aforesaid, any fish, fruit, victuals, or goods, wares, and merchandise, in such stalls or stands, they being British subjects as aforesaid, and complying with such rules and regulations of police, as by the justices in their general quarter sessions of the peace, or by any other authority are, or may be, established in such towns, respecting such stalls and stands. To continue two years).

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CHAPTER XXXVI. An Act for granting to His Majesty a Sum of Money, and to provide for the Appointment of a Provincial Agent (the Governor to appoint an agent on behalf of the province, to reside in Great Britain, and correspond with the Governor and the Speakers of the Legislative Council and Assembly; and to have a yearly salary of 5001.: to be removed on addresses from the Legislative Council and Assembly).

CHAPTER XXXVII.

An Act granting to His Majesty a Sum of Money, to be applied to the Use of Common Schools throughout this Province, and to provide for the Regulations of said Common Schools (passed Ist April, 1816).

Most GRACIOUS Sovereign,

Whereas it would be conducive to the happiness of the inhabitants, and general prosperity of this province, to Preamble. encourage the education of youth in common schools ; we, your Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of Upper Canada in provincial parliament assembled, most humbly beseech your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by the King'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 assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an act passed in the parliament of Great Britain, entituled, “An Act to repeal certain parts of an Act passed in the 14th year of his Majesty's reign, entituled, 'An Act for making more effectual provision for the government of the Province of Quebec, in North America, and to make further

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provision for the government of the said province,'” and by the authority of the same, That for the establishment of common schools in each and every district of this province,

Lhere shall be annually paid, during the continuance of this 6,0001. to act, the sum of 6,0001. in manner hereinafter mentioned, be annually out of any monies which are now raised or levied, or wbich paid for

hereafter may be raised or levied by the authority of parliament, to or for the uses of this province; of which said sum of 6,0001. there shall be paid ammually to the Home District 6001.; to the District of Newcastle 4001.; to the Midland District 10001.; to the District of Johnstown 6001.; to the Eastern District 8001.; to the District of London 6001.; to the District of Gore 6001.; to the Niagara District 6001. ; to the Western District 6001. ; to the District of Ottawa 2001.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this act, it shall

and may be lawful for the inhabitants of any town, townto meet and ship, village, or place, to meet together for the

making arrangements for common schools in such town, township, village, or place, on or before the first day of June in the present year, and on the first day of June in each and every year during the continuance of this act,

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so soon as a competent number of persons as aforesaid shall unite and build or provide a school-house,

engage to furnish twenty scholars or more, and shall in tees to be ap- part provide for the payment of a teacher, it shall and may power to ap be lawful for such persons as aforesaid, or the majority of point a teach.

them, giving eight days previous notice thereof, to meet at some convenient place appointed for that purpose, and it shall and may be lawful for such persons as aforesaid, and they are hereby required to appoint three fit and discreet persons trustees to the said common school, who shall have puwer and authority to examine into the moral character and capacity of any person willing to become

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teacher of such common school, and being satisfied of the moral character and capacity of such teacher, to nominate and appoint such person as the teacher of said common school.

IV. Provided always nevertheless, and be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no person shall be ap- must be a subpointed teacher to such common school, unless such person Majesty, or is a natural born subject of his Majesty, or a subject of his of allegiance. Majesty naturalized by act of the British parliament, or a subject of his Majesty having become such by the conquest and cession of the province of Quebec, or by having taken the oath of allegiance to his Majesty.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees, or the majority of them, shall have power and authority, under the provisions hereinafter mentioned for that purpose, in their discretion to remove such teacher as aforesaid from his school, for any misdemeanor bred samica or impropriety of conduct, and it shall and may be lawful Board of Efor the said trustees, or the majority of them, in case of denise, dismissal, or removal of any teacher as aforesaid, to nominate and appoint, as often as the case may require, one other fit and discreet person as aforesaid to become such teacher as aforesaid. Provided always nevertheless, that no teacher of any common school, under the provisions of this act, shall be removed or dismissed from his said school, unless the Board of Education hereinafter appointed in each and every district of this province, sanction the removal or dismissal.

VI. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the trustees appointed under and by virtue of this act to any common school as aforesaid, or the majority and repeat to of them, shall have power and authority to make rules and regulations for the good government of the said common schools, with respect to the teacher for the time being, and the Board

may forbid, to the scholars, as in their discretion shall seem meet, and

the rules. that it shall and may be lawful for the said trustees, and

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they are hereby required to report to the District Board of
Education hereinafter to be appointed, the books used,
with the rules and regulations used in the said schools,
once in every three months : Provided always, that it shall
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be lawful for the said District Board of Education, on sach reports as aforesaid being received, to order and direct such books, or any of them, not to be used in the said schools, and to rescind the said rules and regulations, or any part of them, if it should be deemed expedient, giving sufficient notice thereof to the said trustees, who shall warn the subscribers to the said school to provide other books for the tuition of the said scholars, and to make such other alterations, rules, or regulations, in the said schools, as they shall deem necessary, in order that there may be a more uniform system of education through

out the province. Subscribers VII. And be it further enacted by the authority afore

said, That all engagements, contracts, or subscriptions entered into hy the subscribers to any common schools in any district of the province, with any person or persons, for the erecting, building, or keeping in repair any schoolhouse for the purpose aforesaid, or the payment of the teacher thereto; such subscriber, or subscribers, shall be liable to be sued for their subscription, by the said trustees to such common schools, or their successors in office, in any court of this province having competent jurisdiction.

VIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforereport the

said, That it shall and may be lawful for the trustees of

the common schools in each and every district of this profore the be: vince, and they are hereby required, once in each and

every year, to report to the Board of Education, for that purpose hereinafter appointed, in each and every district of this province, the state of the common schools, which such trustees aforesaid shall have the direction of, the number of scholars, the state of education, with the different branches taught in the said school, and all other matters

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state of schools to theGovernor, to be laid begislature,

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