Britain and Her Colonies

E. Stanford, 1865 - 271 Seiten

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Seite 39 - But let it be once understood that your government may be one thing and their privileges another, that these two things may exist without any mutual relation - the cement is gone, the cohesion is loosened, and everything hastens to decay and dissolution.
Seite ii - My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights associated with your government ; they will cling and grapple to you, and no force under heaven will be of power to tear them from their allegiance. But let it...
Seite 4 - Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation...
Seite 240 - Bills for appropriating any part of the public revenue or for imposing any tax or impost shall originate in the House of Commons.
Seite 239 - The establishment, maintenance and management of public and reformatory prisons in and for the province; 7. The establishment, maintenance and management of hospitals, asylums, charities and eleemosynary institutions in and for the province other than marine hospitals ; 8.
Seite 241 - All Stocks, Cash, Bankers' Balances and Securities for Money belonging to each Province at the Time of the Union, except as in this Act mentioned, shall be the Property of Canada, and shall be taken in Reduction of the amount of the respective Debts of the Provinces at the Union.
Seite 234 - ... and their powers and duties. — and relating to the proceedings at elections, and to the period during which such elections may be continued, — and relating to the trial of controverted elections, and the proceedings incident thereto, — and relating to the vacating of seats of members, and to the...
Seite 229 - That the best interests and present and future prosperity of British North America will be promoted by a Federal Union under the Crown of Great Britain, provided such Union can be effected on principles just to the several provinces.
Seite 229 - Provinces the system of government best adapted under existing circumstances to protect the diversified interests of the several provinces and secure efficiency, harmony, and permanency in the working of the union—would be a general government charged with matters of common interest to the whole country, and local governments for each of the Canadas and for the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, charged with the control of local matters in their respective sections...
Seite 239 - Education ; saving the rights and privileges which the Protestant or Catholic minority in both Canadas may possess as to their denominational schools, at the time when the union goes into operation.

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