Place Published: Quebec
Publisher: Printed by John Lovell, Mountain Street
Date Published: 1853
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1st Session, 4th Parliment, 16 Victoria, 1853
Petition of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Grand Junction Railroad Company
On the Motion of the Hon. Mr. Young : Ordered to be printed, Monday, 14 March, 1853. Printed, 16th March 1853.
Québec Printed by John Lovell, Mountain Street
Hand-written name of "Robert Bell, esqr Carleton Place C.W,"
Important postal stamps and manuscript inscriptions (address) on title.
Petition of that company against the Montreal, Bytown, and Ottawa Grand Trunk Railway Company, that received the authorization to build a railway from Montréal to Bytown in a route already exploited by that company. “In the infancy of the Railroad enterprise of this Country, nothing could operate more prejudicially to the credit of Canada than that recognition by the Legislature of competing lines aggravated by the violation of vested rights.
Robert Bell was a printer, businessman, office holder, politician, justice of the peace, and militia officer. He ran successfully as a reform candidate in the general election of 1847-48 which he represented in the Legislative Assembly until 1851. Throughout his life Bell maintained his residence in Carleton Place. In the elections of 1854, 1857–58, 1861, and 1863 he won the Lanark North seat.