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Due notice will be given of the time and place appointed for the liquidation of the claims above referred to, and of the claimants who are included within his Majesty's instruction. By his Excellency's command,

GEORGE HILLIER. Government House, April 19, 1821.

MILITIA GENERAL ORDERS.

Adjutant-General's Office, York,

April 21st, 1821. The Lieutenant-Governor has great satisfaction in announcing to the officers, non-commissioned officers and privates of the late incorporated battalion of militia, and to the militia of the province in general, that he has received the following dispatch from his Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies :

Downing Street, Jan. 1st, 1821.

66 SIR,

“ In reply to your letter to me of the 16th September last, I have the honour to acquaint you, that the necessary directions have been given for providing colours intended to be presented to the incorporated mi. litia of Upper Canada, having the word “ Niagara” inscribed on them.

“ I have the honour to be, &c. &c. &c.

“ (Signed) BATHURST.”.
By command of his Excellency
the Lieutenant-Governor.

N. COFFIN, Colonel,
Adj.-General, Militia, Upper Canada.

APPENDIX

VOL, H.

APPENDIX.

No. I.

BRITISH STATUTES.

REGARDING

CANADA.

IN THE FOURTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN

..OF GEORGE THE THIRD.-1774.

CHAPTER LXXXIII. An ACT for making more effectual Provision for the Go

vernment of the Province of Quebec in North America.

WHEREAS his Majesty, by his royal proclamation, bearing date the 7th day of October, in the 3d year of his reign, thought fit to declare the provisions which had been made in respect to certain countries, territories, and islands in America, ceded to his Majesty by the definitive treaty of peace, concluded at Paris on the 10th day of February, 1763: And whereas, by the arrangements made by the said royal proclamation, a very large extent of country, within which there were several colonies and settlements of the subjects of France, who claimed to remain therein, under the faith of the said treaty, was left, without any provision being made for the administration of civil government therein; and certain parts of the territory of Canada, where seden

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tary fisheries had been established and carried on by the subjects of France, inhabitants of the said Province of Canada, under grants and concessions from the government thereof, were annexed to the government of Newfoundland, and thereby subjected to regulations inconsistent with the nature of such fisheries. May it therefore please your most excellent Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal, and Commons in this present Parliament

assembled, and by the authority of the same, that all the Territories territories, islands, and countries in North America, be

longing to the crown of Great Britain, bounded on the south by a line from the Bay of Chaleurs, along the high lands which divide the rivers that empty themselves into the river Saint Lawrence from those which fall into the sea, to a point in forty-five degrees of northern latitude, on the eastern bank of the river Connecticut, keeping the same latitude directly west, through the lake Champlain, until, in the same latitude, it meets the river Saint Law. rence; from thence, up the eastern bank of the said river, to the lake Ontario; thence through the lake Ontario and the river commonly called Niagara ; and thence along by the eastern and south-eastern bank of lake Erie, following the said bank until the same shall be intersected by the northern boundary granted by the charter of the province of Pennsylvania, in case the same shall be so intersected; and from thence along the said northern and western boundaries of the said province, until the said westem boundary strike the Ohio; but in case the said bank of the said lake shall not be found to be so intersected, then following the said bank until it shall arrive at that point of the said bank which shall be nearest to the north-western angle of the said province of Pennsylvania, and thence by a right line to the said north-western angle of the said province; and thence along the western boundary of the

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