Place Published: London
Publisher: House of Commons
Date Published: 1825
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
First UK edition. 14pp. Folio, 7-7/8 x 13 inches. Agetoned paper in very good condition. British Parliamentary Paper HL112. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 15 April 1825 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. Parliamentary papers of this period are rare. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public. A clean copy.
TPL ecopy Notes;
Minutes of the intended arrangements -- A memorandum, containing the heads of the provisions to be introduced into the charter to be granted to the Canada Company -- A memorandum, containing the heads of the provisions of the bill, which Lord Bathurst proposes to bring into Parliament -- Commission to be to the Commissioners appointed to value the lands in Upper Canada -- Instructions to the Commissioners appointed to value the lands in Upper Canada. The first official document to begin the establishment of the legal entity to be called "Canada Company".
The following is the first paragraph of this 14pp document; historically important overviewing the first formal step to establish this company.
"The Merchants and others, who have united together to establish a Company for purchasing, improving, settling and disposing of lands and other property in Upper Canada, and especially for purchasing and settling certain lands in the province of Upper Canada, which have been reserved for certain public purposes, and for the support of a Protestant clergy, and which are known by the name of " The Crown Reserves," and " The Clergy Reserves," and which merchants and others, for that purpose, have subscribed a capital of One Million sterling ;-having applied to Earl Bathurst, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State having the Department of the Colonies, to advise His Majesty to grant to them a charter of incorporation, and to grant and convey to them, for certain valuable considerations, the said reserved lands in the province of Upper Canada ;-the following arrangement has been concluded between the committee or court of Directors, appointed by those persons, and acting for the general body, on the one part, and Lord Bathurst on the other part."
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
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