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CANADA,

FROM

WRITTEN

DURING A RESIDENCE THERE IN THE YEARS

1806, 1807, AND 1808;

THE PRESENT STATE OF CANADA,

SHEWING

ITS PRODUCTIONS-TRADE-COMMERCIAL IMPORTANCE
AND POLITICAL RELATIONS.

ILLUSTRATIVE OF

The Laws, the Manners of the People, and the Peculiarities
of the Country and Climate.

EXHIBITING ALSO

THE COMMERCIAL IMPORTANCE OF

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NOVA-SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, & CAPE-BRETON;

Their increasing Ability, in Conjunction with Canada, to furnish the
necessary Supplies of Lumber and Provisions to our

WEST-INDIA ISLANDS.

AND

BY HUGH GRAY.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

226.

1809.

28.

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PREFACE.

The Author of these letters, from the nature of his pursuits in Canada, was led to direct his attention, in a particular manner, to the laws and the commerce of the country. In the investigation of its laws, ancient and modern, he became acquainted with the nature of the government; and in the views he took of its commerce,—the productions of the country, its commercial regulations, and political connexions in their different bearings, presented themselves to his consideration. Many important facts, and valuable commercial documents and calculations, relative to these interesting countries, were gradually collected and arranged.

During his residence in Canada, and while travelling through it, the manners

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