Place Published: Ottawa
Publisher: Alpheus Todd
Date Published: 1874
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
4 pages, flat size: 9 x 7-1/4 inches. Agetoned paper with black border on first page. Fold separations in a few places, otherwise, good condition. Dated Library of Parliament, Ottawa, 1874. Ottawa, 6th November 1874. Important constitutional law letter answering queries by Morris on the constitutional practices for the dissolution of the Manitoba Provincial Parliament, including reference to the British North American Act (BNAA). Alexander Morris was the second Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba in 1874 when this letter was written and Manitoba was a very new provincial government when this letter was written. Last 1-1/2 pages discuss personal matters including the death of his brother.
Alpheus Todd was the first Librarian of the Parliament and constitutional historian, most notable for his publications on parliamentary government. Todd was as a noted authority on the operation of the Canadian and British parliament. In 1867, he wrote and published his most important work, On Parliamentary Government in England, an epic two-volume treatise on the British constitution and its conventions, including an examination of parliamentary privilege, and a defence of executive authority and the Royal Prerogative.
Alexander Morris was a Canadian politician. He served in the cabinet of Prime Minister John A. Macdonald from 1869 to 1872, and was the second Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba from 1872 to 1877. He also served as the founder and first Lieutenant Governor of the District of Keewatin. Manitoba entered into Confederation in 1870.
Good. Item #8722