A Visit to the Province of Upper Canada, in 1819

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D. Chalmers & Company, 1820 - 224 páginas
 

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Página 142 - WE receive this child into the congregation of Christ's flock, * and do sign him with the sign of the cross, in token that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner, against sin, the world, and the Devil, and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end.
Página 142 - Christ's flock; and do *sign him with the sign of the Cross, in token that *s^.rseh^i ^J!' hereafter he shall not be ashamed to con- adross upon the fess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner, against sin, the world, and the devil; and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end.
Página 152 - On my first visit to the village where he lived, I found him comfortably settled in a good house, with every thing necessary for the use of his family, which consisted of two children, a son and a daughter, with a wife, in the last stage of a consumption.
Página 143 - Since the building of this church," he replied, " I have baptized nearly 400 persons, half of them grown up." Mr. Strachan gives a very interesting account of a conversation at which he was present, between two American citizens on the subject of their grand canal: (of which a detailed description may be seen in the Appendix to Mr.
Página 109 - Canada are less considerable; it is not thought a greater sum than oO,OOOl. would be necessary to remove every impediment. But the provincial revenue is too limited at present to admit the disbursement of this sum, small as it is, and great as the advantages must be to the colony. The House of Assembly, in conjunction with the legislative council, sensible of these advantages and their present inability, have petitioned his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, through his excellency Sir Peregrine Maitland,...
Página 131 - That it is only by a well instructed population that we can expect to preserve our excellent Constitution, and our connection with the British Empire, or give that respectability to the Province, which arises from an intelligent Magistracy, and from having public situations filled with men of information.
Página 153 - their expense. " The American troubles prevented this, but I brought the "Manuscripts which I had prepared for the press into Canada in "the year 1781, and delivered them into the hands of Col. Daniel "Clause, the deputy Superintendant for Indian affairs. This...
Página 108 - ... incorporated company. It is to pass behind Montreal, and have a lateral cut from the St. Lawrence, at the entrance of the town. The ground is easy of excavation, and the supply of water inexhaustible : in two or three years it will be open for transport. The whole expense is not expected to exceed £80,000; and such is the trade that must pass through it, that the stock-holders will, in two or three years after it is in operation, share their maximum, or 15 per cent. " Lake Ontario is reckoned...
Página 153 - ... daughter, with a wife in the last stage of a consumption. His wife died soon after, on which he came to Fort Hunter, and resided with me a considerable time in order to assist me in adding some additional translations to the new Indian Prayer Book," when we had finished the Gospel of St.
Página 137 - ... the exact boundaries of the country. Several points connected with these objects demand attention, particularly the state of the public mind, in so far as regards the connexion with, and dependance on, Great Britain. By the act of parliament, passed in 1791, it is enacted, " That there shall be, within each of the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, a legislative council, and house of assembly, who, with the consent of the governor, appointed by the king, shall have power to make laws.

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