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200   CANADIAN HISTORY POR BOYS AND GIRLS.

three very bad fires occurred at St. John's in less than two years. In 1832 the people were allowed, after a long struggle for a share in the government, to elect an assembly.

   Laws on   About this time the laws preventing Roman

   Religion.   Catholics having any voice in the govern-

ment of the Maritime Provinces were repealed. In 1829 Nova Scotia gave them the same right to vote and hold offices under government as Protestants, and a year later Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland followed her

   example.   -

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