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History 2201E
Michelle Hamilton

Post Conquest Quebec 1760-76 Proclamation of 1763 • Takes up the Ohio Valley Quebec no longer governs Ohio River • • Ohio Valley now given toAmericans • French are living in this area - no longer a part of Quebec • Stops French fur trade • Helps more British settlers come • Attract more British people to come • Allows for any French person living in New France to live (have 18 months to do so) • Most French Canadians don’t leave because they have been there fore several generations - have not been to France • Sets up how much land British military men (who have fought in the conquest) can get Get about 50 acres • • High ranking officer can get 500 acres • Alot of land - able to sell some of it off James Murray, governor, 1760-66 • Governor of Quebec • Made governor of Canada later on • Job is to assimilate French Canadians • Learns that he cannot implement rules right away or people will revolt • Eg: Roman Catholic religion is important to French - realizes that he can’t make people convert right away and has to be done over time • Pope no longer has control in New France • Proclamation says that Roman Catholic religion needs to be respected - partial change • Allows priestly orders (nuns, Jesuits) to exist - not allowed to recruit • Over time, orders will decline • Roman Catholics are not allow to hold any offices • New France are governed by laws of England TestAct - an oath that has existed since the 1670s • • From France • Individuals wanting high positions need to take this • Need to ensure that people are not preaching against theAnglican Church Religious orders • Allowed to exist but can’t recruit • Have lot of money behind them as well as political power Superintendent of Romish Religion Candidates selected have to be approved by government in England and Murray • Jean-Olivier Briand • 1764: selected • According to Murray, he has been respectful of the British • Sends out messages about the economy and politics Custom of Paris/English civil law • C of P is replaced by the English civil law • This is where most of where French Canadians have rights are lost because they are seen as incompetent to do • Murray will approve some people Only Protestants can be lawyers • • Murray is allowing some compromises in some cases where French
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