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I20   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

 

A New   Soon after this, to the delight of the

Governor. English settlers in Quebec, Murray was recalled; but the new governor, Sir Guy Carleton, who also was a soldier, pleased them no better. He, too, was

determined that the French Canadians should be treated well. Fortunately, he under-stood their language. He tried to put a stop to some of the evils which had arisen out of the confusion about the laws, but could do little to improve matters so long as it was not decided which laws were to be followed.

The English s t i 11 continued to demand a share in the government; but Carle-

six cor CexLErox.   ton, who had as bad an

opinion of them as Murray, set his face against it. They then once more petitioned the king to give them an assembly, to restore their old laws, and to enlarge the boundaries of Canada to what they had been under French rule.

The At last, in 1774, the affairs of Canada were Quebec Act. settled for the time by the passing of the Quebec Act. An assembly was not granted,- but the government was placed in the hands of the governor and a council to be chosen from the people in Canada by the king. This council was to be allowed to make laws, but was not to lay taxes on the people. By the same act, the laws against Roman Catholics were made milder, and they were allowed to sit in the council; the judges were ordered to guide themselves by the English criminal

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