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The first Journal of the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada.

Recently digitised, a pdf of what is likely the only copy of a manuscript of the 1st session of the 1st parliament of Upper Canada in 1792 in the handwriting of Angus McDonell, Clerk of the House. As Alexander McDonell, exSpeaker of the Legislature and brother of Angus, notes in the accompanying letter of transmittal (dated York, 21st March 1821), "...some years hence the perusal of it cannot fail of being interesting."

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