Province of Canada, Legislative Council, Scrapbook Debates, 8th Parl, 5th Sess, (22 June 1866)

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Date: 1866-06-22
By: Province of Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Province of Canada, Parliament, Scrapbook Debates, 8th Parl, 5th Sess, 1866 at 21.
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FRIDAY, June 22nd, 1866.

The Speaker took the chair at 3 o’clock.

After routine.


The Speaker submitted a return of the Industrial Schools, of Hamilton, and other statements.

Civil Code of Lower Canada.

Hon. Sir N.F. BELLEAU begged to inform the House that he had the honor of bearing a message from His Excellency, and handed the paper to the Speaker.

The Speaker rose and all the members did the same. His Honor then read the message to the effect that His Excellency begged to lay before the House the Code of Civil Procedure for Lower Canada, together with a Report of the Commissioners, in view of the 2nd chapter of the Consolidated Statutes of Lower Canada.

Call of the House.

Pursuant to the standing rule, the roll of members was called, when 54 members, besides the Speaker, answered to their names.

Demise of Hon. James Morris.

The Speaker, as Chairman of the Committee on the Privileges of Parliament and pursuant to the 4th rule, reported that since the last Session of Parliament, the Hon. James Morris had departed this life.

Hon. Mr. Fergusson Blair then said that out of respect to the memory of a deceased colleague he would now move an adjournment of the House. The late Hon. Mr. James Morris, as was well known to the Hon. members of the House, had long filled a prominent position as a public man in the Province, and he was a man who was highly respected and esteemed by all who knew him. Both in public and private life he was much and deservedly respected, and in fact had secured the affection of all classes of the community.


Hon. Mr. Simpson begged, before the motion was put, to give notice that on Monday he would move that when the House adjourns on Thursday next, it stands adjourned until the next Wednesday.

The House then adjourned.

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