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The old judge: Or, Life in a colony (Tecumseh working texts)


The old judge: Or, Life in a colony (Tecumseh working texts)

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    Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Volume: 2 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1849 Original Publisher: Henry Colburn, Publisher Subjects: Nova Scotia Canada Fiction / Short Stories History / General History / Canada / General History / Europe / France Literary Criticism / American / General Travel / Canada / Atlantic Provinces Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER XXI. COLONIAL GOVERNMENT. When we rose from the breakfast-table yesterday, the Judge said, if you will have the goodness to accompany me into my study, I will give you an outline of the Constitution of these Lower Provinces, which I have drawn up for your information. There is no colonial work professedly treating of the subject, and it is only incidentally mentioned, or briefly referred to, in English law books. To render it as useful and intelligible to you as possible, I have given an abstract of it as it existed until the year 1837, and then added an account of the modifications it has subsequently undergone. I have preferred this course to the usual mode of incorporating both into one, in order that you may clearly comprehend the extent of those innovations, and form an opinion as to the consequences that will probably result from such organic changes. The Constitution of England, as it stood at the discovery of America, had nothing in its nature providing for colonies. They have, therefore, at different periods of their growth, experienced very different treatment. At first, they were considered lands without the limitsof the realm, and not annexed to it: and, as the people who settled these in partibm extern were liege subjects, the king assumed the right of property and government, to the preclusion of the jurisdiction of the...  
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