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PRINTED BY S. E. DAWSON, PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST

EXCELLENT MAJESTY

1907
(No. 18—1907.]

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6-7 EDWARD VII.

SESSIONAL PAPER No. 18

A. 1907

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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INTRODUCTION

ix

Articles of Capitulation, Quebec, Sept. 18, 1759, French Text....

3

English Translation.

6

Articles of Capitulation, Montreal, Sept. 8, 1760, French Text

English Translation..

21

Commission as Judge to Jacques Allior, January 6, 1760, French Text

29

English Translation

30

Placard from His Excellency, Gen. Amherst, Sept. 22, 1760, French Text....

31

English Translation...

32

Proclamation of Governor Murray, Establishing Military Courts, Oct. 31, 1760, French Text. 33

English Translation 35

General Murray's Report on the State of the Government of Quebec, June 5, 1762.

37

Col. Burton's Report on the State of Government of Three Rivers, April, 1762.

61

General Gage's Report on the State of Goverument of Montreal, March 20, 1762...

69

Treaty of Paris, Feb. 10, 1763, French Text.....

73

English Translation.

84

Papers relating to the Establishment of Civil Government in the Territories ceded to Britain by

the Treaty of 1763-

Egremont to Lords of Trade, May 5, 1763......

93

Lords of Trade to Egremont, with Report, June 8, 1763.

97

Egremont to Lords of Trade, July 14, 1763

Lords of Trade to Egremont, with Representation, Aug. 5, 1763...

Halifax to Lords of Trade, Sept. 19, 1763.

112

lords of Trade to Halifax, Oct. 4, 1763

114

Proceedings in Privy Council, Oct. 5, 1763..

115

Report on Commissions for Governors, Oct. 6, 1763

116

Halifax to Lords of Trade, Oct. 8, 1763.

119

Proclamation of Oct. 7th., 1763...

119

Earl of Egremont to Governor Murray, Aug. 13, 1763..

123

Passing Governors' Commissions, Oct. 7, 1763

121

Additional clauses in new Commissions, Nov. 4, 1763

124

Commission appointing James Murray, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province

of Quebec, Nov. 21, 1763...

126

Instructions to Governor Murray, Dec. 7, 1763..

132

Ordinance of Sept. 17, 1764, establishing Civil Courts

149

Governor Murray to Earl of Halifax, Oct. 15, 1764.

152

Presentments of the Grand Jury of Quebec, Oct. 16, 1764.

153

Statement by French Jurors in reference to the foregoing Presentments, Oct. 26, 1764, French Text 156

English Translation 159

Address of French Citizens to the King regarding the Legal System, Jan. 7, 1765, French Text 161

English Translation 161

Ordinance of Nov. 6, 1764.

166

Governor Murray to Lords of Trade, Oct. 29, 1764..

167

Petition of the Quebec Traders to the King..

168

Petition of the London Merchants to the King...

170

Report of Attorney and Solicitor General re Status of Roman Catholic Subjects, June 10, 1765.. 171

Representation of the Board of Trade to the King, Sept. 2, 1765...

171

Ordinance of July 1, 1766, to Alter and Amend Ordinance of Sept. 17, 1764.

172

Ordinance of July 26, 1766, in addition to Ordinance of Sept. 17, 1764....

17+

Report of Attorney and Solicitor General (Yorku and DeGrey) regarding the Civil Government

of Quebec, April 4, 1766.. ....

174

Considerations on the Expediency of Procuring an Act of Parliament for the Settlement of the

Province of Quebec, by Francis Maseres, 1766....

179

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Irving to the Lords of Trade, Aug. 20, 1766.....

187

Petition of Seigneurs of Montreal to the King, Feb. 3, 1707, French Text..

188

English Translation,

189

Commission of Chief Justice William Hey, Sept. 25, 1766..

190

Lieut. Governor Carleton to Earl of Shelburne, Oct. 25, 1766..

192

Remonstrance of Members of Council to Lieut. Gov. Carleton, Oct 13, 1766...

193

Lieut. Gov. Carleton's reply to remonstrance Members of Council...

194

Lieut. Gov. Carleton to General Gage, Feb. 15, 1767.

195

Earl of Shelburne to Lieut. Gov. Carleton, June 20, 1767.

196

Lient. Gov, Carleton to Earl of Shelburne, Nov. 25, 1767..

196

Resolution of Privy Council as to Information Required Concerning the Province of Quebec,

Aug. 27, 1767

199

Earl of Shelburne to Lieut. Gov. Carleton, Dec. 17, 1767.

201

Lieut. Gov. Carleton to Earl of Shelburne, Dec. 24, 1767 ,

20!

Draught of an Ordinance Relating to French Land Tenures.

204

Lieut. Gov. Carleton to Earl of Shelburne, Jan. 20, 1768

205

Earl of Hillsborough to Lieut.-Gov. Carleton, March 6, 1768

207

Lieut.-Gov. Carleton to Earl of Shelburne, April 12, 1768.

208

Instructions to Governor Carleton, 1768.

210

Earl of Hillsborough to Governor Carleton, Oct. 12, 1768.

Governor Carleton to Earl of Hiilsborough, Nov. 20, 1768.

227

A Draught of an Intended Report of the Honourable the Governor in Chief and the Council of

the Province of Quebec, to the King concerning the State of the Laws and the Administra.

tion of Justice in that Province, by Francis Maseres....

228

Attorney General Maseres' Criticism of Governor Carleton's Report on the Laws of the Province,

1769.

258

Report of Lords Comunissioners for Trade and Plantations Relative to the State of the Province

of Quebec, June 10, 1769

263

Appendix to Report of Lords ('ommissioners for Trade and Plantations...

274

Report of Committee of the Council on Administration of Law by Justices of the Peace, Sept.
11, 1769,

276

An Ordinance for the more Effectual Administration of Justice, and for Regulating the Courts

of Law in the Province, Feb. 1, 1770..

280

Petition for a General Assembly

291

Petition for the Restoration of French Law and Custom, French Text

292

English Translation.

293

Additional Instruction to Governor Carleton, 1771...

295

Earl of Hillsborough to Lieut. Gov. Cramahé, July 3, 1771..

275

Report of Solicitor General Alex. Wedderburn, Dec. 6, 1772...

296

Abstract of such Regulations in Solicitor General's Report as inay be established by Act of Par.

liament, Dec. 6, 1772. .

302

Report of Attorney General Edward Thurlow, Jan. 22, 1773..

305

Plan of a Code of Laws for the Province of Quebec, Reporte i by the Advocate General, James

Marriott, 1774..

310

Lieut. Gov. Cramahé to Earl of Dartmouth, June 22, 1773..

338

Earl of Dartmouth to Lieut. Gov. Cramahé, Dec. 1, 1773..

338

Francis Maseres to Earl of Dartmouth, Jan. 4, 1774, with Proceedings of Quebec Committee... 310

Letter of Committee of English Inhabitants to Maseres.

343

Lieut. Gov. Cramahé to Earl of Dartmouth, Dec. 13, 1773

313

Petition to Lient. Gov, Cramahé for an Aswembly, Nov. 29, 1773.

Lt.-Governor's Reply, Dec. 11, 1773.

346

Petition to the king, for an Assembly, Dec. 31, 1773.

347

Memorial from Quebec to Earl of Dartmouth, Dec. 31, 1773.

349

Memorial from Montreal to Earl of Dartmouth, Jan. 15, 1774

351

Earl of Dartinouth to Lieut. Gov. Cramahé, May 4, 1774.,

352

Lieut. Gov Cramahé to Earl of Dartmouth, July 15, 1774.

353

Petition of French Subjects to the King, French Text, Dec., 1773.

354

English Translation ..

355

Memorial of French Subjects in support of their Petition, French Text

357

English Translation.

358

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Case of the British Merchants Trading to Quebec, May, 1774...

Lord Mansfield's Judgment in Campbell vs. Hall, 1774...

Maserus to the Lord Chancellor, April 30, 1771...

Memoranda and Draughts of Bills Relating to the Subject of the Quebec Act, 1774–

Memorandum on Government of Quebec

First Draught of the Quebec Bill

Second

Proposed Extension of Provincial Limits..

Third Draught of the Quebec Bill .

Notes on Third Draught of Quebec Bill.

The Clause Concerning Religion in the Third Draught

Lord Hillsborough's Objections to Third Draught Quebec Bill

Earl of Dartmouth's Reply to Lord Hillsborough...

The Quebec Bill, as Returned from the Commons..

Things which must of necessity be considered and Definitely Settled if the Bill is passed,

French Text...

Things which must of necessity be Considered and Definitely Settled if the Bill is passed,

English Translation.

Queries re Government of Quebec..

The Quebec Act, 14, Geo. III cap. 83..

Quebec Revenue Act, 14, Geo. III, cap. 88...

An Act for amending and explaining an Act to establish a fund towards further defraying the

charges of the Administration of Justice, and support of the Civil Government within the

Province of Quebec...

Governor Carleton to Earl of Dartmouth, Sept. 23, 1774.,

General Gage to Governor Carleton, Sept. 4, 1774.

Governor Carleton's to General Gage, Sept. 20, 1774..

Earl of Dartmouth to Governor Carleton, Dec. 10, 1774.

Governor Carleton to Earl of Dartmouth, Nov, 11, 1774.

Petition for the repeal of the Quebec Act, Nov. 12, 1774-

To the King......

To the Lords

To the Commons.

Instructions to Governor Carleton, 1775. .....

Plan for the future management of Indian Affairs, referred to in the 32nd article of the

foregoing Instructions

Instructions relating to Trade and Navigation....

Additional Instructions, March 13, 1775

Additional Instructions, Nov. 14, 1775..

Governor Carleton to General Gage, Feb. 4, 1775.....

Earl of Dartmouth to Governor Carleton, June 7, 1775.

Governor Carleton to Earl of Dartmouth, June 7, 1775.

Lieut. Gov. Cramahé to Earl of Dartmouth, Sept. 21, 1775..

Chief Justice Hey to the Lord Chancellor, Aug. 28, 1775. .

Governor Carleton to Lord Germain, Sept. 28, 1776..

May 9, 1777..

Plan for the establishment of a Chamber of Commerce for the City and District of Quebec,

April 3, 1777....

Ordinances passed in the Session of the Legislative Council of Quebec, held in January, February,

March and April, 1777...

An Ordinance for establishing Courts of Civil Judicature in the Province of Quebec, Feb. 25,

1777.

An Ordinance to regulate the proceedings in the Courts of Civil Judicature in the Province of

Quebec, Feb. 25, 1777

An Ordinance for establishing Courts of Criminal Jurisdiction in the Province of Quebec, March

4, 1777

Petition of Merchants for Repeal of Quebec Act, April 2, 1778.

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