Report to the Lords of the Committee for Plantation Affairs, on several papers relative to Ordinances & Constitutions made by the Governor of Quebec

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REPORT TO THE LORDS OF THE COMMITTEE FOR PLANTATION AFFAIRS, ON SEVERAL PAPERS RELATIVE TO ORDINANCES & CONSTITUTIONS MADE BY THE GOVERNOR OF QUEBEC.

To the Right Honble the Lords of the Committee of His Majesty's most Honble Privy Council for Plantation Affairs.'

My Lords,

His Majesty having been pleased by an Order in His Privy Council to direct this B"* to consider and report to your Lordship's our Opinion upon several Papers, which were humbly laid before His Majesty, relative to the Ordinances and Constitutions made and established by His Majesty's Governor of the Colony of Quebec in consequence of the Powers vested in Him by His Majesty's Commission and Instructions, We have, in Obedience to His Majesty's Commands taken these Papers into our Consideration, but before we enter into a particular Examination of them, and of the Ordin- ances and Constitutions to which they refer, it may not be improper for the better understanding thereof, to state to your Lordship's, what was the Mode and Form under which the several Governments in Canada were Administered from the Time of the Conquest to the publication of the present Commission, and also what is in general the form of Government approved of and Established, since it has been erected into one entire Colony by the name of Quebec.