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tions in a volume such as this. In the final section of the book I have given references which will facilitate their study.
With regard to the text, I have as a general rule strictly adhered to the sources given at the head of each document. I have also purposely referred to Christie's History of Lower Canada as a source, because the reference will help the student. As far as possible, however, I have collated documents taken from Christie with official copies. On the whole, Christie gives an accurate text.
I should like to acknowledge my thanks to the Dominion Archivists, to Professors Egerton and Grant, and Mr. W. Houston, whose work in the same field has made mine all the more easy. I owe much to the kindness of officials in the various libraries where I have worked, especially to those of the Legislative Library, Toronto. The Librarian of that Library has gone to the trouble of having most of the parliamentary papers relating to Canada bound together under years. These he has called Imperial Blue Books Relating to Canada. Under that title I refer to documents which will also be found in the British Parliamentary Papers. This admirable arrangement has saved me hours of work. The dedication feebly acknowledges a friendship which lies deeper than common work in a common subject would suggest.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO,
1st February, 1918.
Parliament and not the King must be responsible.
XV. Carleton's reply to No. XIV, October, 1766
The Governor curtly dismisses the complaint. He will