Place Published: Kingston
Publisher: Province of Upper Canada
Date Published: 1842
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
17-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript land transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. Wrinkled and heavy fold lines, seal faded and two small 1/8 inch holes in top left not affecting any text. Good condition. Some content and detail...
Robert Sowter of the town of London in the county of Middlesex and the district of London. Land situated the town of London in the county of Middlesex and the district of London... half an acre... lot number nine on the South side of York Street in the said town of London.. 21st of March 1842...
Signed by Bagot (and initialed), Drapper and M. Barrison? Secretary signed Sir Charles Bagot - An English diplomat and colonial administrator who served as Governor General of the Province of Canada 1841-1843).
Bagot ordered the first criminal extradition of a fugitive slave to the United States from Canada West. This action led to a formal treaty, which codified rules for extradition, but upset fugitives, abolitionists, and slave owners. Today he is chiefly remembered for his contributions to the development of the "undefended border" between the United States and Canada.
William Henry Draper - A lawyer, judge, and politician in Upper Canada later Canada West. He was elected to the 13th Parliament of Upper Canada representing Toronto in 1836 and appointed to the Executive Council. Draper became Solicitor General the following year. In 1840, he became Attorney General for Upper Canada. Hew was Chief Justice of Canada West 1862–1867.
Very Good. Item #3113