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Notes of Alexis de Tocqueville in Lower Canada

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{{Refa|1}} And it was quite the struggle to obtain it.But in 1831, it was believed that the days of press censorship and the imprisoning of their owners were over.They came back in 1837.
{{Refa|2}} ..[[Dominique Mondelet]] and [[Charles-Elzéar Mondelet]] most likely.
{{Refa|3}} ..They possibly meant two French-language newspapers in the town of Montreal, or else maybe two daily French-language newspapers in the whole province.
{{Refa|4}} ..And they remained the ruling class in Quebec until the Quiet Revolution.
{{Refa|5}} Actually he was..Unfortunately for history, [[Wikipedia:Louis-Joseph Papineau|Louis-Joseph Papineau]] was sojourning at his country residence the whole time of Tocqueville's visit.
{{Refa|6}} John Neilson was born in Scotland in 1776, and emigrated to Canada at the age of 14. He was joining his older brother Samuel to work at their uncle William Brown's printing shop in Quebec City. In 1793, he inherited his uncle's bilingual newspaper ''La Gazette de Québec/The Quebec Gazette'', founded in 1764, the first newspaper in the history of Quebec.
{{Refa|7}} John Neilson and [[Wikipedia:Louis-Joseph Papineau|Louis-Joseph Papineau]] were both sent to London to deliver [[Letter from L. J. Papineau and J. Neilson, Esqs., Addressed to His Majesty's Under Secretary of State on the Subject of the Proposed Union of the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada|petitions against the Union bill in 1822]]. In 1828, John Neilson, [[Denis-Benjamin Viger]] and [[Augustin Cuvillier]] were delegated to London to present petitions against the administration of governor Dalhousie. Tocqueville was most likely referring to the second event.
{{Refa|8}} The Conquest occurred in 1760 and was confirmed in international law with the 1763 [[w:Treaty of Paris (1763)|Treaty of Paris]] in which the King of France ceded ''Canada'' to the King of Great Britain.
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