Place Published: London
Publisher: British Government
Date Published: 1825
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
EARLIEST READING 18 APRIL, 1825 OF THE BILL TO CREATE THE 1825 CANADA COMPANY
A bill to Enable His Majesty to grant to a Company, to be incorporated by Charter, to be called "The Canada Company," certain lands in the Province of Upper Canada, and to invest the said company with certain powers and privilege relating thereto. [London, 1825]
6pp., folio, stitched as issued, caption-title, near fine condition.
(At Head: 18 April, 1825) This is the earliest reading of the Bill to create The Canada Company, predating the passage of the final statute on June 27, 1825 by nine weeks. Cf. TPL 1353 for the final version of the Act.
Proposals to create a Company to use Clergy reserves to increase settlement in Ontario. The Canada Company was Incorporated in July 1825 and continued in existence through to the 1950s. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public.
The Canada Company, a charter company established to aid in the colonization of Upper Canada. John Galt (1779-1839), the famous author and poet was the first commissioner. Galt founded the city of Guelph, Upper Canada
Parliamentary papers of this period are rare.
Near Fine. Item #4527