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An Act to appropriate a sum of money therein-mentioned, to subscribe for shares in the undertaking of the Welland Canal Company, in Upper- Canada. (7th March, 1827.) 7 George IV Chapter 13 1827 An Act to make lawful for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Person administering the Government of the Province to subscribe for up to two thousand shares in the Welland Canal Company, as it was deemed of great public utility to the Canadas, as the Canal would admit free passage of vessels from Lakes Erie, St. Clair, Huron and Michigan to Lake Ontario, and the River St. Lawrence. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for defraying certain expenses which have been incurred for affording relief to the sufferers in New-Brunswick by the late extensive fire, there. (29th March, 1826.) 6 George IV Chapter 23 1826 An Act to grant a sum of two thousand four hundred and ninety-two pounds, seven shillings and ten pence towards the relief of the settlements on the River Miramichi, in New Brunswick, laid waste by fire. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to appropriate a certain Sum of Money to indemnify the Commissioners appointed for adjusting the proportion of the Revenue appertaining to Upper-Canada. (29th March, 1826.) 6 George IV Chapter 19 1826 An Act to provide a sum not exceeding three hundred pounds to indemnify the Honorable John Hale and John Richardson, and Robert Morrogh, Esquire for the expenses they incurred in the course of their duties as Commissioners for regulating the proportion of revenues appertaining to Upper Canada in 1824 and 1825. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for the encouragement of the Trade and Intercourse between the Ports of Quebec and Halifax. (22d. March, 1825.) 5 George IV – Chapter 20 1825 An Act to grant fifteen hundred pounds by three equal and annual payments to the first person or company to construct a Steam Vessel no less than five hundred tons burthen, that is to be regularly navigated between the Ports of Quebec and Halifax, for four years. Early Canadiana Online
An Act relating to the Improvement of the Communications with Upper-Canada. (22d March, 1825.) 5 George IV – Chapter 6 1825 An Act to allow the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, or Person administering the Government of the province to appoint up to two commissioners to meet with commissioners from Upper Canada to consult on necessary improvements in communication between the provinces by land or water. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to alter and amend certain parts of an Ordinance made and passed in the twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, “An Ordinance to regulate the proceedings of the Courts of Civil Judicature, and to establish Trials by Juries, in actions of a Commercial nature, and personal wrongs, to be compensated in damages, in what relates to the issuing of Writs of Capias ad respondendum and to Special Bail.” (23d March, 1825.) 5 George IV – Chapter 2 1825 An Act to alter and amend an Ordinance from 1785 concerning the condition of bails to be given by any Defendant arrested under the terms of Capias ad respondendum, making it so that Cognizers shall not become liable for the bail unless the Defendant leaves the Province without having paid their debt, interest and costs. Additionally, under this Act, no writ of Capias ad respondendum can be issued by the suit of someone residing in Upper Canada against someone living in Lower Canada, except as specified. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to make more ample provision for the regulation of Trade between this Province and the United-States of America, by land or inland navigation, and to continue for a limited time and amend two certain Acts therein-mentioned. (9th March 1824.) 4 George IV – Chapter 10 1824 An to further continue and amend an Act passed in 1819, “An Act to impose certain duties on divers articles therein-mentioned, and to regulate, for a limited time, the trade with the United-States of America, by land or by inland navigation, and to suspend certain Acts or Ordinances therein-mentioned,” that was amended and continued in 1822. This Act is to expire in 1826. Certain penalties for those who attempt to defraud the government by evading customs fees are described. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to explain and extend the provisions of an Act, passed in the thirty-sixth year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, “An Act for making, repairing and altering the Highways and Bridges within this Province, and for other purposes,” in so far as respects the Townships. (22d. March, 1823.) 3 George IV Chapter 19 1823 An Act to clarify and extend the provisions of an Act passed in 1796, "An Act for making, repairing and altering the Highways and Bridges within this Province, and for other purposes." The Act clarifies that the King's Highways are to be opened, made, repaired and kept up, according to law, by the original grantees of the Crown, or by the person or persons owning the lands they run through. This Act repeals the seventh clause of the original Act, and is to expire in 1828. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to authorize the appointment of Commissioners for the improvement of the communication by Water, with Upper-Canada. (1st April, 1818.) 58 George III Chapter 10 1818 An Act to appoint three commissioners to meet with commissioners from Upper Canada to determine what measures may be necessary for the improvement of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers between the provinces. A sum of five hundred pounds is to be applied to this purpose. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to ratify and confirm the Provisional Articles of Agreement entered into by the respective Commissioners of this Province and of Upper-Canada, at Montreal on the thirty-first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, Relative to Duties, and for carrying the same into effect. (1st April, 1818.) 58 George III Chapter 4 1818 An act to confirm and ratify the agreements between commissioners appointed on behalf of the Lower Canada and Upper Canada. The act outlines these articles pertaining to duties on trade between the provinces. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to continue, for a limited time therein-mentioned, and to amend an Act passed in the fifty-ninth year of the Reign of His late Majesty, George the Third, intituled, “An Act to impose certain Duties on divers articles therein-mentioned, and to regulate for a limited time, the Trade with the United States of America, by land or by inland Navigation, and to suspend certain Acts and Ordinances therein-mentioned.” (18th February, 1822.) 2 George IV Chapter 1 1822 An Act to continue and amend an Act from 1819 that was continued in 1821. The original Act imposed duties on articles including grains, ship timber, fruits, among others, outlined rates for these duties, and suspended several former ordinances. This Act amends the third section of the original Act, relating to duties imposed upon tobacco, and repeals the seventh section that provided for the weight of packages containing tobacco. The Act also provides that Collectors at any port other than the Port of Saint John may collect a portion of the duties collected in lieu of a salary and contingencies. Early Canadiana Online
An Act further to continue for a limited time, an Act passed in the fifty-ninth year of the Reign of His late Majesty George the Third, intituled, “An Act to impose certain Duties on divers articles therein mentioned, and to regulate for a limited time the trade with the United-States of America, by Land or by Inland Navigation, and to suspend certain Acts and Ordinances therein-mentioned.” (17th March, 1821.) 1 George IV Chapter 10 1821 An Act to continue an Act from 1819 that imposed duties on articles including grains, ship timber, fruits, among others until 1822. The original Act outlined rates for duties and the articles to which they apply, and suspended several former ordinances. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for appointing Commissioners to treat with Commissioners appointed or to be appointed on the part of the Province of Upper-Canada, for the purposes therein-mentioned. (17th March, 1821.) 1 George IV Chapter 9 1821 This Act appoints Hon. Louis Joseph Papineau, and Austin Cuvillier, John Davidson, John Neilson and George Garden, Esquires as commissioners to represent Lower Canada and who are empowered to meet, treat, and consult with commissioners from Upper-Canada regarding trade regulations and duties between the provinces. This Act is to expire in 1823. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to repeal in part an Act passed in the fifty-second year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled “An Act to facilitate the circulation of Army Bills,” and to grant a sum of Money for the purposes therein mentioned. (8th March, 1817.) 57 George III Chapter 7 1817 An act to repeal an act originally passed in 1812, that was extended and amended in 1813 and 1814. The original acts outlined the issue, use, and limitations of Army Bills, including their rate of exchange and interest, the denominations Army Bills could be distributed in, and the institution of the Army Bill Office. The act 1813 and 1814 acts imposed further regulations on the Army Bill Office and the issue of Army Bills. Punishments for counterfeiters were also outlined. Under this act, the Army Bill Office is allowed to remain open until 1818 in order to call in, cancel, and pay Army Bills that remained in circulation. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to authorize the advance of a certain Sum of Money for the causes therein mentioned, to the Province of Upper-Canada. (8th March, 1817.) 57 George III Chapter 6 1817 An Act to advance a sum of twenty thousand pounds to the Province of Upper Canada because the Province had not received its share of duties on certain goods, wares, and merchandises since the expiration of an Act pertaining to trade duties in 1816. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for appointing Commissioners to treat with Commissioners appointed, or to be appointed, on the part of Upper-Canada, for the purposes therein mentioned. (8th March, 1817.) 57 George III Chapter 5 1817 This act appoints commissioners to represent Lower Canada and who are empowered to meet, treat, consult, and agree with commissioners from Upper-Canada. The commissioners are also authorized to establish and regulate trade duties between the provinces. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to grant a certain sum of money to Joseph Bouchette, Esquire, to assist him in publishing Geographical and Topographical Maps of the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada. (25th March, 1815.) 55 George III Chapter 19 1815 An act to provide Joseph Bouchette, Esquire, Surveyor General of the Province of Lower Canada, a sum of five hundred pounds to be aid with him carrying out his mapping project which is deemed to be of great public utility. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to repeal part of and amend an Act passed in the Fifty-third year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to grant certain Duties, to His Majesty towards supplying the wants of the Province during the present war with the United States of America and for other purposes.” (25th March, 1815.) 55 George III Chapter 2 1815 An act to repeal parts of an act passed in 1813 that imposed a two pound ten shillings duty on every hundred pounds worth of goods as defined by the act. The act was originally set to expire in 1818. This act redefines what articles are subject to this duty. Early Canadiana Online
An Act further to continue, for a limited time, an Act passed in the Forty-fifth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to ratify and confirm the Provisional Articles of Agreement entered into by the respective Commissioners of this Province and of Upper Canada, at Montreal, on the fifth day of July, One thousand eight hundred and four, relative to Duties and for carrying the same into effect,” And also, further to continue an Act passed in the Thirty-seventh Year of His Majesty’s Reign. (17th March, 1814.) 54 George III Chapter 6 1814 An act to continue several acts pertaining to trade between Upper and Lower Canada, including articles negotiated between Upper and Lower Canada concerning trade and tariffs. These are set to expire in 1816. Early Canadiana Online
An Act further to extend the Provisions of two several Acts therein mentioned, for facilitating the circulation of Army Bills. (17th March, 1814.) 54 George III Chapter 3 1814 An act to extend an act originally passed in 1812, and an act that extended it in 1813. The original acts outlined the issue, use, and limitations of Army Bills, including their rate of exchange and interest, the denominations Army Bills could be distributed in, and the institution of the Army Bill Office. The amount allowed to be in circulation is increased from five hundred thousand dollars to fifteen hundred thousand pounds. The act imposes further regulations on the Army Bill Office and the issue of Army Bills. Punishments for counterfeiters are outlined. Early Canadiana Online