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Colonial Cases

Quebec

The Province of Quebec, 1763-1789, retained much of its former French law in civil matters. The entertaining Quebec Herald frequently published articles and letters about the colony's courts, but reported little about the proceedings of trials. In its issues in 1789, it also published a great deal of detail about the French Revolution.

Newspaper reports are from Paper of Record.

Among the most useful pieces in the Quebec Herald were a number of letters of complaint about the civil laws in operation in the colony: see 13 April 1789, p. 2; 20 April 1789, p. 4; 4 May 1789, p. 3; 6 July 1789, p. 6; and see 23 February 1879, p. 7; 6 April 1789,  p. 3; 16 November 1789, p. 6; 3 December 1789, p. 5; 10 December 1789, pp 3, 5; 17 December 1789, p. 5.

Q Herald

Johnston and Purss v. Taylor, 1790 [civil procedure, interlocutory judgment - account of profits]

R. v. Harvey and others, 1789 [capital punishment - Crown mercy - benefit of Clergy]

Published by Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance at Macquarie Law School