The Statutes of Upper Canada, to the Time of the Union. Revised and Published by Authority. Vol. I. Public Acts. Vol. 2. Local and Private Acts.
Robert Stanton, Printer
The Act of Union which came into force by proclamation on February 10, 1841, united the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada. A revision was soon after begun of the statutes of Upper Canada in force at the date of the union. A commission for the that purpose, dated July 25, 1840, was issued to John Beverley Robinson, James B. Macaulay, William Henry Draper, and John Hillyard Cameron, whose names appear in Vol. I p. 3. They were directed to examine and revise the statutes passed and enacted by the parliament of Upper Canada and to report upon them. The result of the work of the commission was embodied in these two volumes, the first containing public acts, and the second, local and private acts. The report to Governor-General Sir Charles Bagot, in which the commissioners announced the completion of the project, is dated March 8,1843, and appears as a preface to the first volume. In this, as in earlier "revisions", no actual consolidation of the statutes was attempted. The various acts in force were printed as they had been passed, omitting only such portions as had expired or been repealed, with notes stating the reasons for omissions, and giving the provisions, if any, which the Legislature had substituted for repealed clauses. Errors were left uncorrected, except by way of a note directing attention to them; and the revision then replaced preceding volumes of statutes.
Date Published: Report dated 1843
Place Published: Toronto
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: 1096, lxxi; 1019, viii p. 28 cm. Brown cloth with brown, red, and green labels. Label residue on front free endpapers, some thumbing and spotting. Vol. I has tiny chips in edge of half title, library ink stamp on title. Vol. II has ink notation on title.