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198   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

During his rule a large sum of money, obtained from duties collected during the war at the American town of Castine, was set apart to found Dalhousie College.

In Nova Scotia, as in Prince Edward Quit-rents. Island, some lands had been granted on condition of the payment of a small quit-rent. But it

had not been collected, and now claims were made for the rent of many years together. This caused great discontent, but after a long dispute the government gave up the claim, and promised that quit-rents should not again be demanded.

Money   At the same time the

Bills. assembly and t h e council were quarrelling bitterly. In England, when the House of Commons passed a bill for the

raising or spending of money, the House of Lords might either pass or reject, but could not alter it. The same rule was supposed to hold good in Nova Scotia, and the assembly sometimes forced the council to pass a clause that they did not like by putting it in the same bill with something that they could not well reject. At last the councillors insisted that they had the right to make changes ; and in 1830, as the assembly would not admit this, they refused to pass the money bills, and road-making, bridge-building and other improvements came to a standstill. Next year, however, they gave way and passed the bills unaltered.

New   In New Brunswick the change from war
Brunswick's to peace had no ill effect. Many ships were

Trade.'   built, and for a while there was a great
trade in lumber with England. But from various causes

LORD DALHOUSIE.

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