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From: Bernie Quigley <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] The Province of Quebec
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 20:55:20 -0800
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If you want to read what live was like on early Quebec read Thomas B.
Costain's book's
"THE WHITE AND THE GOLD" The French Regime in Canada and
"HIGH TOWER" A historical Chronicle of the Le Moyne Family of Montreal and
one of the Founding Family of New Orleans.

Bernie Quigley


----- Original Message -----
From: "John H.Merz" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 6:59 PM
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] The Province of Quebec


> Dear Gerry,
> the history of Quebec has been a favourite subject of mine
> for a long long time, actually it started in 1957 when I for the
> first time set foot on Canada's soil in the city of Montreal.
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> Now to your question if Quebec was called 'The Province of
> Quebec" before 1867?
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> Yes it was!
> In a proclamation dated Oct. 7, 1763 the French inhabitants
> of the City of Quebec, once the capital of New France,
> are learning the price of defeat today.
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> By Royal Proclamation, New France no longer exists.
> In its place is the new province of Quebec, and it's a much
> smaller territory.
> Under the new law, derived from the treaty between England and
> France, Quebec's borders no longer run south to the Mississippi
> and east to Newfoundland. Instead, the new province lies in a
> rectangular region, centred on the St. Lawrence River. All its
> other lands - the interior, the islands in the Gulf of St.Lawrence
> and those on the Mississippi - have been carved away.
> The British have promised Quebec parliamentary rule in the future.
> (Page 105 - Chronicle of Canada by Chronicle Publications, Montreal)
>
> I do hope that this will clear up this issue.
> Bon soir, mon ami,
> John Merz
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> From: "G.C (Gerry) Germain" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 8:51 PM
>
> Bonjour John,
>
> Thank you for confirming that my previous message on the subject was
> correct.
>
> But is it correct to say that "and only since 1867 the present Province
> of Quebec got back its rightful name..." Was it called the "Province of
> Qu├ębec" before 1867?
> Gerry
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