Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: J. Carey
Date Published: 1837
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
2nd session was from 19 June 1837 to 11 July 1837. Journal of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada, second session of the thirteenth provincial Parliament Thursday, 22nd June, 1837.
This is the original 71pp report of the select committee is referred to on p. 11 of the Journal of Legislative Council of Upper Canada, dated 23rd & 26th June 1837 (109pp) also referred to on p. 17: "Ordered that a Select Committee be appointed to examine into and report upon the measures which it may be most expedient for the Legislature to adopt in consequence of the present Commercial difficulties in this Province, with power to send for persons and papers; and that the Honorable Messieurs Markland, Gordon, Baldwin, Boswell, Kirby, Crooks and Macaulay, do compose the same, to report by bill or otherwise." Our separate and original 71 page report has the data included as part of Appendix A of the same Journal contains up to and including T. C. Patrick, Esquire testimony save the last paragraph.
This report is part of the dealing with the government concerns of the financing and banking situation in 1837 which lead to more legislative to take corrective action.
The 13th Parliament of Upper Canada was opened 8 November 1836. Elections in Upper Canada had been held 20 June 1836. All sessions were held at Toronto. The House of Assembly had five sessions 8 November 1836 to 10 February 1840.
Provenance: Samuel Street [Jr.] (1775-1844) was a prominent Niagara area businessman, Justice of the Peace,, militia officer, and office holder. He established a number of sawmills and gristmills in the Niagara region, mainly in partnership with Clark. The gristmills processed wheat produced on farms in the region; these mills, by virtue of their location, were the major source of flour production in Upper Canada. Several of their mills were burned by the Americans during the War of 1812 but they were eventually compensated for these losses. Street also profited as a major money lender. He became a major share-holder in the Bank of Upper Canada and the Gore Bank; he also held shares in the Bank of Montreal and the Commercial Bank of the Midland District. With William Hamilton Merritt, he acquired shares in the Welland Canal Company. He also had extensive land holdings, some acquired via foreclosures on loans and via sales of land to recover unpaid taxes. He died at Port Robinson in 1844.
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