Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed for F. and C. Rivington, No. 62, St. Paul’s Church-Yard; sold also by J. Dodsley, Pall Mall
Date Published: 1795
Edition: Later edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Later edition. 4-3/4 x 8 inches. viii, -216pp; & 238pp; 199pp.,  pages. Original brown leather covers, marbled endpapers. Gilt stamped titles and volume number to spine and some flaking. Spine hardened and cracked along top and bottom portions. Scuffs to edges and covers. Insides cracked as well and just holding however, pages are all clean,p.vii with an 1/2 inch open tear on bottom border, otherwise overall in very good condition.
Overall condition is good.
Starting at Chapter 5 (p.98), there is much mention and ongoing discussion and debate on Canada, specifically the Quebec bill with early reference about the later passing in UK parliament of the Constitutional Act in December 1791.
The Constitutional Act 1791, is an Act of the Parliament of Great The Act reformed the government of the province of Quebec to accommodate the 10,000 English-speaking settlers, known as the United Empire Loyalists, who had arrived from the United States following the American Revolution. Quebec, with a population of 145,000 French-speaking Canadians, was divided in two when the Act took effect on 26 December 1791. The western half became Upper Canada (now southern Ontario) and the eastern half Lower Canada (now southern Quebec). The names Upper and Lower Canada were given according to their location on the St. Lawrence River. Upper Canada received English law and institutions, while Lower Canada retained French civil law and institutions, including seigneurial land tenure, and the privileges accorded to the Roman Catholic Church.
Good. Item #3257