The Canadian Dominion: A Chronicle of Our Northern Neighbor

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Yale University Press, 1919 - Canada - 296 pages

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Page 18 - ... and that the clergy of the said church may hold, receive, and enjoy, their accustomed dues and rights, with respect to such persons only as shall profess the said religion.
Page 10 - Province shall have been accurately surveyed, and divided into Townships, Districts, Precincts or Parishes, in such manner as shall be hereinafter directed, all possible Encouragement shall be given to the erecting Protestant Schools in the said Districts, Townships and Precincts, by settling, appointing and allotting proper Quantities of Land for that Purpose, and also for a Glebe and Maintenance for a Protestant Minister and Protestant...
Page 12 - Race, who cou'd they be indulged with a few priveledges which the Laws of England deny to Roman Catholicks at home, wou'd soon get the better of every National Antipathy to their Conquerors and become the most faithful and most useful set of Men in this American Empire.
Page 155 - I believe the sober second thought of this country accords with the sober second thought of the government; and we come down here and ask the people of Canada, through their representatives, to accept this treaty — to accept it with all its imperfections, to accept it for the sake of peace, and for the sake of the great empire of which we form a part.
Page 105 - The downward progress of events ! These are ominous words. But look at the facts. Property in most of the Canadian towns, and more especially in the capital, has fallen fifty per cent, in value within the last three years. Threefourths of the commercial men are bankrupt, owing to Freetrade ; a large proportion of the exportable produce of Canada is obliged to seek a market in the States.
Page 66 - The bench, the magistracy, the high offices of the episcopal church, and a great part of the legal profession, are filled by the adherents of this party : by grant or purchase, they have acquired nearly the whole of the waste lands of the province ; they are allpowerful in the chartered banks, and, till lately, shared among themselves almost exclusively, all offices of trust and profit.
Page 63 - ... yet more beneficial and advantageous unto it in the further employment and increase of English shipping and seamen, vent of English woollen and other manufactures and commodities, rendering the navigation to and from the same more safe and cheap, and making this kingdom a staple, not only of the commodities of those plantations, but also of the commodities of other countries and places, for the supplying of them; and it being the usage of other nations to keep their plantations trade to themselves.
Page 12 - Little, very little, will content the New Subjects but nothing will satisfy the Licentious Fanaticks" Trading here, but the expulsion of the Canadians who are perhaps the bravest and the best race upon the Globe, a Race, who...
Page 63 - Countryes and Places for the supplying of them, and it being the usage of other Nations to keepe their [Plantations*] Trade to themselves...
Page 128 - When the danger if immediate war had passed, the Parliament of Canada turned to the provision of more adequate defense. A bill providing for a compulsory levy was defeated in 1862, more on personal and party grounds than on its own merits, and the Ministry next in office took the other course of increasing the volunteer force and of providing for officers' training. Compared with any earlier arrangements for defense, the new plans marked a great advance; but when judged in the light of the possible...

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