Journal of the House of Assembly of Lower Canada. From the 20th February to the 11th May, 1798,both days inclusive. In the Thirty-Eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Third. Being the Second Session of the Second Provincial Parliament of this Province. LOWER CANADA. HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.

Journal of the House of Assembly of Lower Canada. From the 20th February to the 11th May, 1798,both days inclusive. In the Thirty-Eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Third. Being the Second Session of the Second Provincial Parliament of this Province.

Quebec. Printed by Order of the House of Assembly, and Sold by John Neilson. 1798. Hardcover. 4to, (in fours), 23x 17.5cm,[8], preliminary leaves [-2],3-204p., French and English title pages and printed in English and French on facing pages, in original half calf and marbled boards, red leather spine label, ex-library with bookplate and stamps on both tp's., else a fine clean copy. (cgc) Tremaine 1094. TPL640. Gagnon I: 1830. The Journals were published in very small editions of 100 copies, for use of the Members of the House of Assembly. Printed from 1793 to 1836, the first Journal was issued after the first session of the Lower Canada House of Assembly in December of 1792. The Constitutional Act of 1791, divided Canada into two parts, Upper and Lower. Lower Canada being pre-dominately French speaking, necessitated any official documentation being in both English and French. The House of Assembly had the authority to levy taxes in the Colony and to pay the administration. An Abstract in this issue lists the Civil Administration payments and pensions to the civil ministration for 1797. With the approbation of the Governor-in-Chief of the Canadas, General Robert Prescott. Near Fine. Item #34102

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