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The Life and Times of Sir Leonard Tilley; Being a Political History of New Brunswick for the Past Seventy Years (Paperback) Loot Price: R406
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The Life and Times of Sir Leonard Tilley; Being a Political History of New Brunswick for the Past Seventy Years (Paperback):...
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The Life and Times of Sir Leonard Tilley; Being a Political History of New Brunswick for the Past Seventy Years (Paperback)

James Hannay

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1897 Excerpt: ... LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR LEONARD TILLEY. CHAPTER I. THE SOCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CONDITION OF NEW BRUNSWICK IN 1818. Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, who was destined to be twice Finance Minister of Canada, and twice Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, was born at Gagetown, in the County of Queens and Province of New Brunswick on the 8th May, 1818. At that time New Brunswick had existed as a separate province for thirty-four years, and thirty-five years had elapsed since the arrival of the first great immigration of loyalists at St. John. Only fifty-six years before, the first English settlers of New Brunswick had reached the mouth of the St. John river, and the township of Maugerville, the oldest agricultural settlement in New Brunswick, only dated back fifty-five years. The Province was young not only in years but in character; it was undeveloped and unprosperous, politically and economically. It becomes necessary, therefore, to a right understanding of the career of the subject of our biography, to describe the condition of New Brunswick at the date of his birth, and the social and political state of its people. Any one who imagines that life in New Brunswick in 1818 was at all like what it is in 1891 will be guilty of a grievous error, for changes of the most revolutionary character have taken place in respect to almost everything which enters into the lives of the people. In 1818 the population of the province did not exceed 50,000 souls. The first census was taken in 1824, when it was found that New Brunswick had 74,176 inhabitants. But the immigration had been large between 1818 and the year of the census, so that the population in 1818 was probably less than the figure named. The city of St. John at that period had fewer than 6,000 inhabitants, and the entire...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: James Hannay
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 104
ISBN-13: 978-1-4589-2417-9
Barcode: 9781458924179
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LSN: 1-4589-2417-3

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