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EXCELLENT MAJESTY

1907
(No. 18—1907.)

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INTRODCCTION

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

3

English Translation.

6

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

8

English Translation..

21

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

29

English Translation..

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-

Egremnont 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

108

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

110

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' Coinmissions, 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, establiehing 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

Pečition 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.....

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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.....

Petition of Seigneurs of Montreal to the King, Feb. 3, 1767, French Text..

English Translation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug. 27, 1767...

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

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

Draught of an Ordinance Relating to French Land Tenures..

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

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

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

Instructions to Governor Carleton, 1768.

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

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

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....

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

1769.

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

of Quebec, June 10, 1769

Appendix to Report of Lords ('ommissioners for Trade and Plantations..
Report of Committee of the Council on Administration of Law by Justices of the Peace, Sept.

11, 1769.
An Ordinance for the more Effectual Administration of Justice, and for Regulating the Courts

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

Petition for a General Assembly ...

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

English Translation.

Additional Instruction to Governor Carleton, 1771...

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

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

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

liament, Dec. 6, 1772. .

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

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

Marriott, 1774....

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

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

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

Letter of Committee of English Inhabitants to Maseres..

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

Petition to Lieut. Gov. Cramahé for an Assembly, Nov. 29, 1773.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

English Translation

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

English Translation.

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