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B 3 - Civil Secretary, petitions and addresses. Upper Canada [textual record]. 

Series consists of



Place of creation


1.8 m of textual records.

Scope and content

Registers of petitions received in the Civil Secretary's office, with notations of the action taken on them, 1830-1832 and 1834-1841, form volumes 1-5; while undated petitions for pensions, pardons, appointments and other benefits, 1792-1841, form volumes 6-12. Addresses of Loyalty to Sir Charles Poulett Thomson, 1839-1840; and replies to the circular on the union of Upper and Lower Canada, 1839-1840, are found in volumes 12-14. Addresses to Lord Elgin following the Montreal riots of 1849, and petitions and addresses on temperance, 1856, have been removed from volumes 13-18 and reintegrated into the Provincial Secretary's numbered correspondence files (RG 5, C 1). Speeches and Messages of the Lieutenant Governor to the Legislature and Addresses from it to him, 1796-1840 form a final sub-series in volumes 18-28. These sub-series are closely linked to other series of incoming correspondence and to records of Parliament, as noted above.

Textual records
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from 1 to 28
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
95: Open, no copying
Former archival reference no.

Textual records The finding aid is a descriptive list of the petitions and addresses as follows: (part I) - petitions from individuals; (part II) - addresses to Sir Charles Poulett Thomson; (part III) - loyal addresses to Lord Elgin, 1849, regarding the Rebellion Losses, Bill, and the Montreal riots; (part IV) - petitions and addresses regarding prohibition or temperance, 1856; (part V) - speeches and messages from the Lieutenant Governor to the Legislature and Addresses from both Houses, 1799-1840, with some Resolutions and related items. MSS0842 90 (Electronic)

Additional information

The document from RG5-B42 was reintegrated into RG5-B3, volume 14 back in 1981.