Debates of the House of Commons in the Year 1774 On the Bill For Making More Effectual Provision For the Government of the Province of Quebec Drawn Up From the Notes of the Right Honourable Sir Henry Cavendish

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Debates of the House of Commons in the Year 1774 On the Bill For Making More Effectual Provision For the Government of the Province of Quebec Drawn Up From the Notes of the Right Honourable Sir Henry Cavendish
Abstract
A summary of the debates which took place in the British House of Commons over the adoption of the Quebec Act of 1774. Among its provisions, the Act replaced the oath of allegiance for Quebec so that it no longer made reference to the Protestant faith. It also guaranteed the free practice of the Catholic faith in the colony, and restored the use of the French civil law for private matters (but maintained English common law for criminal matters). The Quebec Act, which remained in force until 1791, was received with disfavour by the English-speaking settlers of Quebec. They petitioned the King, as "His Majesty's Ancient Subjects," to retract the law.
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London, England
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Ridgway
Date
1839
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en
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Wright, John. Debates of the House of Commons in the Year 1774 On the Bill For Making More Effectual Provision For the Government of the Province of Quebec Drawn Up From the Notes of the Right Honourable Sir Henry Cavendish. London, England: Ridgway, 1839.
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