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Footnotes To
Book #3, The Road To Being Canada" (1815-1867)
Chapter 34, The Brandy Election Of 1830

FN1 Ch34 Brian Cuthbertson, "Place, Politics and the Brandy Election of 1830," NSHS, #41, p. 5.

FN2 Ch34 A few years later, in 1836, in Great Britain, a measure was brought in which allowed "civil marriage and dispensing non-conformists from the publication of banns in churches." (Llewellyn Woodward, The Age of Reform: 1815-1870 (1938)(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2nd ed., 1962), fn p. 473.) Prior to this time, "no one could be legally married except by the church of England parson, an intolerable insult to the religious feelings of Protestant Dissenters and still more of Roman Catholics." [George Macaulay Trevelyan, English Social History (Toronto: Longmans & Green, 1946), p. 515.]

FN3 Ch34 A rent, usually a small amount, paid by a freeholder (the owner of real property) to the crown in lieu of the old style of providing a service to the crown. Commutation, viz. a single payment instead of a number of successive payments. This was particularly galling to the new comers since the loyalists that had come to Nova Scotia subsequent to the American War of Independence were to pay quit rent, rent that was never in fact collected.

FN4 Ch34 Miss Gene Morison, "The Brandy Election of 1830," NSHS, #30, p. 174.

FN5 Ch34 The population of Nova Scotia (which in 1784 included part of present day New Brunswick) as of 1784, was: "Old British inhabitants," 14,000; "Old French Acadians," 400; and "Disbanded troops and loyalists, called new inhabitants" 28,347: For a total of 42,747. The total population for Nova Scotia through the years was set out by Haliburton: 1754 - 13,000; 1817 - 82,053; 1827 - 123,848. (History of Nova Scotia (Halifax: Joseph Howe, 1829), Vol. 2, pp. 274 and on where Haliburton broke it down by county.)

FN6 Ch34 Cuthbertson, "Place, Politics and the Brandy Election of 1830," NSHS, #41, p. 17.

FN7 Ch34 Ibid., p. 8.

FN8 Ch34 Morison, "The Brandy Election of 1830," NSHS, #30, p. 170.

FN9 Ch34 Ibid.

FN10 Ch34 "Early in the year [1830] Howe had reached the conclusion that the Council was unconstitutional and defective in structure. He suggested the removal of judges, public officers, and the Bishop from Council and that the public should be admitted to legislative debates of the Council." (Morison, "The Brandy Election of 1830," NSHS, #30, p. 176.)

FN11 Ch34 Ibid., p. 166.

FN12 Ch34 George Macaulay Trevelyan, England Under Queen Anne (London: Longmans, Green; 1948), vol. 1, p. 293.

FN13 Ch34 "The Brandy Election of 1830," NSHS, #30, p. 166.


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