Place Published: London
Publisher: House of Commons
Date Published: 1840
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
13-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. No binding. (2), -47pp.(1).
Official British Government paper on Upper & Lower Canada. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 23 March 1840. 18 dispatches, June 1839 to March 1840, with enclosures, between the Marquis of Normanby, Sir John Colborne, Rt. Hon. C. Poulett Thompson and Lord John Russell.
Lacking 3 maps. Age-toned paper, disbound and pages separated, otherwise, good condition.
The Act of Union, generally called the Union Act in 1841, grouped Upper Canada and Lower Canada together under a single assembly. The two Canadas, called the "Province of Canada," officially became United Canada with the Union Act. Upper Canada and Lower Canada (Quebec) thereafter were legally known as Canada West (Ontario) and Canada East (Quebec). This was in response to the violent rebellions of 1837–38. The Durham Report (1839) recommended the guidelines to create the new colony with the Act of Union.
Good. Item #8817