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8 October 1852



Place of creation

Québec (Province)

pages 22-54
Inventory no.: 4322

Scope and content

Lord Elgin's views regarding Lord Grey's writing of an account of events in Canada during the last six years. Effect of Lord Grey's Colonial policy in Canada. Example of policy with respect to the Rebellion Losses Bill. Distinction between the policy of Lord Metcalfe acting under Lord Stanley's directions and and Lord Elgin acting under Lord Grey's. Political necessity of the Rebellion Losses Bill. Burning of the village of St. Benoit an illustrative example of the character of claims under the Act. Lord Elgin's suggests alterations to Lord Grey's manuscript so as to avoid irritation in Canada.

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