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230   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

plan, and it done before

Union Agreed to.

Upper and Lower Canada much had to be it could even be fairly tried.

Thompson tried earnestly to gain the good-
will of the french Canadians, but they

with suspicion. There was, however, no

assembly t o
oppose the

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union of the Canadas, and t It e   special

~. i council readily gave its consent to the

~,.   plan.

looked on him

I n Upper Canada t It e family Com-

L   p act stoutly

objected t o

"TnE GRANCE," TORONTO.   the proposed

A centre of social life in Family compact days. Now   chaIlge, fear-
the residence of Dr. Goldwin Smith.

ing that it

would undermine its power. But when the assembly passed a bill asking for union, Thompson persuaded the legislative council to agree to it as a matter of loyalty. The Act of The British parliament then passed an Act Union.   of Union, and in February, 1841, the two
provinces became one.

The Act provided that Upper and Lower Canada should each be represented in the assembly by forty-two members, and in the legislative council by ten members, appointed for life by the governor.

All the public money of the province was to be tinder the control of parliament, except 175.000, which was to be used for the payment of certain officials. To prevent

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