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I say, Jack, I'm blow'd if he didn't call it a shap-po! Why the devil
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET,
Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty.
London, 24th Dec. 1838.
MY DEAR HALIBURTON,
I shall offer no apology to you for the manner in which I have executed this work, as you are well aware that I could command neither the time nor the materials that were necessary to do it properly: even the small portion of time I have been able to devote to it, out of a hasty visit to London, has been subject to constant interruptions; and many important documents which ought to have been referred to, have, I find (from the little interest hitherto taken in Canadian affairs), not found their way to England. Wherever I could obtain authentic works and official papers, I have used them as freely as I could, that as little as possible might rest on individual assertion.
Such as it is, I beg of you to accept it, as a proof of my desire to comply with your wishes, as far as it has been in my power to do so. If you are satisfied with it, I am content. As respects the rest of the world, we know too little of each other to require that I should explain or they should listen.
To JAMES HALIBURTON, Esq.,
&c. &c. &c.
Brougham, controverted-Evidence of the Duke de la
Sources of revenue in Canada–Reference to committee of
Parliament of alleged grievances-Unjust electoral division
of Canada–Unconstitutional proceedings of Assembly-
Fresh grievances-Lord Goderich’s review of proceedings 85
Ninety-two resolutions of Canadian Assembly-Reference of
the same to committee of 1834-Report of committee 131