Item #1748 An act to continue until the first day of September one thousand eight hundred and forty seven certain provisions of an act of the fifth and sixth years of her present Majesty, for amending the Constitution of the Government of Newfoundland. BRITISH GOVERNMENT - Act of Parliament.

An act to continue until the first day of September one thousand eight hundred and forty seven certain provisions of an act of the fifth and sixth years of her present Majesty, for amending the Constitution of the Government of Newfoundland.

Place Published: London
Publisher: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty
Date Published: 1846
Edition: 1st Edition
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BRITISH LEGAL ACTS RELATING TO CANADA

Victoriae Reginae

Anno Nono and Decimo

Cap LXV

An act to continue until the first day of September one thousand eight hundred and forty seven certain provisions of an act of the fifth and sixth years of her present Majesty, for amending the Constitution of the Government of Newfoundland. (7th August 1846)

12" by 8" - 2 pages number [529]-530

Sir Thomas Cochrane was Governor of Newfoundland 1825-1834 and faced many political battles not unlike what caused the Upper and lower Canada in the 1837 & 1838 rebellions. The political battles came to a head in 1842, when the British government tried to end the turmoil by amending Newfoundland's constitution. To quell opposition to the governor and the Conservative elite, the Colonial Office decided to amalgamate the assembly and council into a single legislative body with this 1842 Act. While this significantly restricted the power of the elected members of the assembly, it failed to bring political peace. A new generation of reformers, led by John Kent and others, continued to attack what they saw as an authoritarian system of government
Item #1748

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