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An Act to provide for the indemnification of parties in Lower-Canada whose property was destroyed during the Rebellion in the years one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight. 25th April, 1849. 12 Victoria – Chapter 58 1849 This act makes provisions for property owners to claim compensation for damages or losses to their property effected during the 1847-49 rebellions. The act specifies how these measures will be funded and who is responsible for determining the amounts awarded and the subsequent disbursement of funds. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for the Queen's Most Gracious General and Free Pardon. 1st February, 1849. 12 Victoria – Chapter 13 1849 This is a general pardon from the Queen for those who were convicted of various crimes related to the rebellions of 1837 and 1838. Early Canadiana Online
All Act to authorize the issuing of Debentures to pay the balance due to Claimants for losses during the Rebellion and Invasion in Upper Canada. 28th July, 1847. 10 & 11 Victoria – Chapter 33 1847 An act to allow a further 3613 pounds 8 shillings and 9 pence of debentures to pay those who suffered losses in the rebellion and invasion of Upper Canada. It also extends the initial act put in place to deal with these debentures to cover the new ones as well. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to restore the rights of certain persons attainted for High Treason. 9 Victoria – Chapter 106 1846 An act reversing the forfeiture of property of any persons convicted of High Treason for their role in the 1837 Rebellion who have since been pardoned by Her Majesty the Queen. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to reverse the attainder of Peter Matthews, and to avoid the forfeiture of his Estates and Property. 9th June, 1846. 9 Victoria – Chapter 105 1846 An act reversing the attainder of Peter Matthews, and the forfeiture of his Estates and Property, after his conviction and execution for High Treason. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to provide for the payment of certain Rebellion Losses in Lower Canada, and to appropriate the proceeds of the Marriage License Fund. 9th June, 1846. 9 Victoria – Chapter 65 1846 An act to provide for the payment of losses caused by the Rebellion in Lower Canada, and to appropriate the proceeds of the Marriage Licence Fund to fund several public institutions. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to vest in John Montgomery and Thomas Ewart the property forfeited to the Crown by the attainder of the said John Montgomery. (20th December, 1844.) 8 Victoria Chapter 106 1845 This act returns the seized property of two individuals convicted of treason for their roles in the Upper Canada rebellion of 1837. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to provide for the payment of Claims arising out of the Rebellion and Invasion in Upper Canada, and to appropriate the duties on Tavern Licenses to Local purposes. (29th March, 1845.) 8 Victoria Chapter 72 1845 This act amends several acts first passed by the legislative assembly of Upper Canada concerning claims filed by those who lost property in the rebellion of 1837, and fees to be paid for tavern licenses. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to amend and enlarge an Act of the Legislature of the late Province of Upper Canada, intituled “An Act to ascertain and provide for the payment of all just claims arising from the late Rebellion and Invasions of this Province.” 17th August, 1841. 4 & 5 Victoria – Chapter 39 1841 Amends the former Upper Canada's Act to provide payment to all claims from the 1937 Rebellion. It extends the time that the commissioner sits in each district from fourteen to twenty-eight days. Early Canadiana Online
An Act granting a Pension to Joseph Randal, who lost his arm in the service of Her Majesty. Passed 10tb February, 1840. 3 Victoria – Chapter 65 1840 This act grants a pension to Joseph Randal, who lost his arm at Fighting Island clearing canon left behind by rebels of the 1837 uprising. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to provide for the relief of William Kingsmill and William Chisholm, Esquires. Passed 10th February, 1840. 3 Victoria – Chapter 54 1840 This act grants sums of money to William Kingsmill and William Chisholm, militia men who participated in the suppression of the rebellion of 1837. Early Canadiana Online
An Ordinance to render permanent a certain Ordinance for more effectually preventing the administering or taking of Unlawful Oaths, and for preventing Treasonable and Seditious practices. 3 Victoria Chapter 19 (Session 5) 1840 This Ordinance makes the 1839 Ordinance, “An Ordinance for more effectually preventing the administering or taking of Unlawful Oaths, and for better preventing Treasonable and Seditious Practices,” permanent. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the first year of Her Majesty's reign, entitled, “An Act to protect the Inhabitants of this Province, against lawless aggressions from Subjects of Foreign Countries at peace with Her Majesty.” Passed 10th February, 1840. 3 Victoria – Chapter 12 1840 This is an amendment to an act first passed in 1838, which makes it possible for the lieutenant governor to assemble the militia to defend the province in cases where foreign nations who do not currently have a peace agreement with Britain commit acts of aggression against the province. The amendments primarily concern the form of punishments for those convicted of treason in these cases, and prescribe capital punishment for those found guilty of treasonous acts (or felony in cases of foreign non-subjects participating in acts of aggression within the province while their home country is at peace with Britain). Early Canadiana Online
An Ordinance to render permanent certain Ordinances therein mentioned, providing for the indemnification of persons who may have acted in the suppression of unlawful assemblies or of Treasonable practices, and for the attainder of persons against whom sentences may have been given by Courts Martial. 3 Victoria Chapter 10 (Session 5) 1840 This Ordinance makes several ordinances related to the arrest of people suspected of treasonable practices or acting in defence of the Province, permanent. Early Canadiana Online
An Ordinance further to continue, for a limited time, a certain Ordinance relative to persons charged with High Treason, Suspicion of High Treason, Misprision of High Treason, and Treasonable Practices. 3 Victoria Chapter 2 (Session 5) 1839 This Ordinance continues the 1838 Ordinance, continued in 1839, “An Ordinance to authorize the apprehension and detention of persons charged with High Treason, Suspicion of High Treason, Misprision of High Treason, and Treasonable Practices, and to suspend, for a limited time, as to such persons, a certain Ordinance therein mentioned, and for other purposes,” which is to remain in force until 1840. Early Canadiana Online
An Ordinance to continue, for a limited time, a certain Ordinance, relative to the seizing and detaining for a limited time of Gunpowder, Arms, Weapons, Lead and Munitions of War. 3 Victoria Chapter 1 (Session 5) 1839 This Ordinance continues the 1838 Ordinance, “An Ordinance to authorize the seizing and detaining, for a limited time, of Gunpowder, Arms, Weapons, Lead and Munitions of War,” which is to remain in force until 1840. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to make provision for the payment of certain losses, sustained by sundry individuals therein named. Passed 11th May, 1839. 2 Victoria – Chapter 68 1839 This act issues sums of money to those who have had their claims of damages sustained in the rebellion of 1837 investigated and validated by an inspector appointed by the province. Early Canadiana Online
An Ordinance to repeal a certain Ordinance therein mentioned, relating to the District of Saint Francis. 2 Victoria Chapter 67 (Session 4) 1839 This Ordinance repeals the 1838 Ordinance, “An Ordinance to extend the provisions of certain Ordinances therein mentioned to the District of Saint Francis, in the Province of Lower Canada." Early Canadiana Online
An Ordinance for indemnifying persons who, since the twenty-first, day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight have acted in apprehending, imprisoning, or detaining in custody, persons suspected of High Treason, or Treasonable Practices, and in the suppression of unlawful assemblies, and for other purposes therein-mentioned. 2 Victoria Chapter 66 (Session 4) 1839 Under this Ordinance, charges against persons who assisted in detaining those suspected of High Treason, Suspicion of High Treason, or Treasonable Practices are to be discharged and made void. Early Canadiana Online
An Ordinance to extend the provisions of the Ordinance therein-mentioned to the losses sustained by certain Loyal Inhabitants of this Province, during the Rebellion which has occurred since the passing of the said Ordinance. 2 Victoria Chapter 35 (Session 4) 1839 Under this Ordinance, the 1838 Ordinance, “An Ordinance to authorize the appointment of Commissioners to investigate the claims of certain Loyal Inhabitants of this Province, for losses sustained during the late unnatural Rebellion,” is extended to all losses sustained by loyal subjects. Early Canadiana Online