An Historical and Descriptive Account of British America: Comprehending Canada, Upper and Lower, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, the Bermudas, and the Fur Countries ... as Also an Account of the Manners and Present State of the Aboriginal Tribes ...

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Oliver & Boyd, 1839
 

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Seite 205 - An Act to amend an Act of the fourteenth year of His Majesty, King George the Third, for establishing a fund towards defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice and the Support of the Civil Government...
Seite 210 - Company, though they would be ready to guard against all abuses, and even to receive any suggestions on the subject. The existing pensions were also to be retained, but the future power of granting them would be surrendered. In regard to the critical question of the elective legislative council, it was said, — " The king is most unwilling to admit, as open to debate, the question, whether one of the vital principles of the provincial government shall undergo alteration.
Seite 208 - Resolved, that with regard to the following expressions in one of the said despatches, "should events unhappily force upon Parliament the exercise of its supreme authority to compose the internal dissensions of the colonies, it would be my object and my duty, as a servant of the Crown, to submit to Parliament such modifications of the Charter of the Canadas...
Seite 151 - Be patient ; this disaster is an affliction which has fallen from Heaven upon us. The sun, which hath been cloudy, and sent this disaster, will shine again with its pleasant beams. Take courage...
Seite 125 - ... wished for war, contrived to persuade the Iroquois that the mission was devised with the most treacherous intentions. The Iroquois, misled by this wicked man, determined to take cool and deliberate revenge. When the poor prisoner, the chief and the Frenchman arrived, they found the fire kindled and the cauldron boiling, and, being courteously received, were invited to sit down. The Iroquois then asked the Algonquin chief if he did not feel hungry. On his replying that he did, they rushed upon...
Seite 74 - Nothing," she then asked what she would see ; and being informed that she would see the Maker of heaven and earth, she expressed herself much at a loss what she could have to say to him. Many not only rejected this destiny for themselves, but were indignant at the efforts made to decoy their children after death into so dreary and comfortless a region.* Another sentiment, congenial with that now described, is most deeply rooted in the mind of the Indians.
Seite 68 - We are happy in having buried under ground the " red axe, that has so often been dyed with the blood of our " brethren. Now, in this sort, we inter the axe, and plant the " tree of Peace. We plant a tree, whose top will reach the Sun; " and its branches spread abroad, so that it shall be seen afar off. " May its growth never be stifled and choked; but may it shade " both your country and ours with its leaves!
Seite 161 - ... for his pardon. This was granted, though rather imprudently ; for the Miamis, who had considered themselves fully entitled to his head, raised a violent commotion, which it required some force to put down.* Scarcely had peace been thus concluded among the savage tribes, with some hope of duration, when it was broken by their civilized neighbours. The succession of Philip of Anjou to the throne of Spain gave rise to a long and eventful contest between France and England. It was begun by Louis...
Seite 258 - ... public buildings in Montreal are numerous; many of the»m massive and costly edifices. The most noted is the Roman Catholic or French Cathedral, situated on Notre Dame Street, fronting the Place d'Armes ; it is built in the Gothic style of architecture, 255 feet in length by 134 in breadth ; it has six towers, of which the three belonging to the main front are 220 feet in height. The principal window is 64 feet in height and 32 in breadth. The interior has several desks or altars, and is capable...
Seite 33 - The statements made by the neighbouring inhabitants are so vague, and differ so very widely, that little importance can be attached to them. The only changes which can be considered well authenticated are the occasional breaking down of the rocks in the middle of the great fall. Of this an example occurred on the 28th December 1828, when a huge fragment fell with a crash which shook the glass vessels in the adjoining inn, and was felt at the distance of two miles. It destroyed in a great measure...