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Division of Quebec shall comprehend all that part of this Province which lies to the eastward of the aforesaid western boundary line of the said Territorial Divi. sion, on the north side of the River St. Lawrence, and all that part of this Pro

vince which lies between the aforesaid western and eastern boundary lines on the of the division south side of the River St. Lawrence. And the said Territorial Division of MontO Munreal.

real shall be bounded to the eastward by the south-western boundary line of the Seigniory of Batiscan as far as it extends, and thence by a due north-west line to the

northern boundary of this Province, on the north side of the River St. Law. rence; and to the south by a prolongation south-easterly of the said south-western boundary line of the Seigniory of Batiscan, to the middle of the River St. Lawrence; thence

up the middle of the said River to a point to be intersected by the south-easterly prolongation of the north-eastern boundary line of the Seigniory of Maskinongé; thence south in a direct line to the entrance of the Bay of Yamaska or Lavallière ; thence south-westerly up the middle of the said Bay until in. tersected by the south-western boundary line of the Seigniory of Yamaska ; thence south-easterly along the said line until intersected by the River Yamaska; thence southerly up the said River to the north-eastern boundary line of the Seigniory of St. Charles; thence south-easterly along the said line and the north-eastern boundary of the Seigniory of De Ramsay to the eastern angle of the said Seig. niory of De Ramsay ; thence southerly along the eastern boundaries of the Coun. ties of St. Hyacinthe and Rouville, to the southern boundary of this Province,on the south side of the River St. Lawrence; and the said Territorial Division of

Montreal shall comprehend all that part of this Province which lies to the westof Sherbrooke's ward of the aforesaid eastern boundary lines of the said Territorial Division. And

the said Territorial Division of Sherbrooke shall be bounded to the eastward by the western boundary line of the Territorial Division of Quebec, and to the westward by the eastern boundary line of the said Territorial Division of Montreal ; on the north by the said southern boundary line of the said Territorial Division of Montreal, and on the south by the southern boundary of this Province ; and the said Territorial Division of Sherbrooke shall comprehend all that part of this Province which lies between the boundaries last aforesaid. And the said Terri.

torial Divisions of Montreal and Sherbrooke shall respectively comprehend all or the divisoun the Islands in the River St. Lawrence opposite and nearest to the shores thereof;

and the said Territorial Division of Gaspé shall comprehend all that part of this Province which lies to the eastward of the eastern boundary line of the said Ter

ritorial Division of Quebec, comprising the Counties of Bonaventure and Gaspe, Vewr Carlisle,

on the south side of the River St. Lawrence. And the Village of Sherbrooke, situated in the said Territorial Division of Sherbrooke, shall

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henceforward be called the Town of Sherbrooke; and New Carlisle, situated in the said Territorial Division of Gaspé, shall henceforward be called the Town of New Carlisle,

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de cette Province qui se trouve à l'est des susdites limites ouest de la dite division territoriale, du côté nord du Fleuve Saint Laurent, et toute cette partie de cette Province qui se trouve entre les susdites limites est et ouest du côté sud du Fleuve Saint Laurent. Et la dite division territoriale de Montréal sera borné à l'est par la ligne sud ouest de la seigneurie de Batiscan aussi loin qu'elle s'étend, et de la par de Monéal. une ligne nord quest jusqu'aux limites nord de cette Province, du côté nord du Fleuve St. Laurent; et au sud par une prolongation au sud est, de la dite ligne sud ouest de la seigneurie de Batiscan, jusqu'au milieu du Fleuve Saint Laurent ; de là en remontant le milieu du dit Fleuve jusqu'à un point qui sera entrecoupé par la prolongation de la ligne bornant au nord est la seigneurie de Maskinongé ; de là au sud en ligne directe jusqu'à l'entrée de la Baie de Yamaska ou Lavallière ; de là dans une direction sud ouest en remontant la dite baie jusqu'à ce qu'elle rencontre la ligne sud ouest bornant la seigneurie de Yamaska ; de là dans une direction sud est le long de la dite ligne jusqu'à ce qu'elle rencontre la rivière Yamaska ; de là en remontant la dite rivière vers le sud jusqu'à la ligne bornant au nord est la seigneurie de Saint Charles ; de là vers le sud est, le long de la dite ligne et les limites nord est de la seigneurie de De Ramsay jusqu'à l'angle est de la dite seigneurie de DeRamsay; de la vers le sud en suivant les limites de comtés de Saint Hyacinthe et de Rouville, jusqu'aux limites sud de cette Province, du côté sud du Fleuve Saint Laurent ; et la dite divivision territoriale de Montréal comprendra toute cette partie de cette Province, qui se trouve au cuest des susdites limites est de la dite division territoriale. Et la dite division de la division territoriale de Sherbrooke sera bornée à l'est par les limites ouest de la division de Sherbrooke. territoriale de Québec, et au ouest par les limites est de la division territoriale de Montréal ; et au nord par les dites limites sud de la dite division territoriale de Montréal, et au sud parles limites sud de cette Province; et la dite division territoriale de Sherbrooke comprendra toute cette partie de cette Province qui se trouve endedans des limites susdites. Et les dites divisions territoriales de Montréal et de Sherbrooke respectivement, comprendront toutes les Isles vis-à-vis et les plus près de la division des rives d'icelles. Et la dite division territoriale de Gaspé comprendra toute cette de Gaspé. partie de cette Province qui se trouve à l'est des limites est de la dite division territoriale de Québec, comprenant les comtés de Bonaventure et de Gaspé, du Sherbrooke et

du New Cart côté sud du Fleuve Saint Laurent. Et le village de Sherbrooke, situé dans la isle seront dite division territorial de Sherbrooke, sera ci-après appelé la ville de Sherbrooke;

nommés villes. et New Carlisle, situé dans la dite division territoriale de Gaspé, sera ci-après appelé la ville de New Carlisle.

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A court or com. mon pleas established.

III. And be it further Ordained and Enacted, that there shall be and is hereby established in this Province of Lower Canada, a Superior Court of Record, of Civil Jurisdiction, to be called the Court of Common Pleas for the Province of

Lower Canada, which Court shall consist of nine Justices; and the said Justices olje- composing the said Court, shall be appointed, from time to time, by Her Majesty,

Her Heirs or Successors, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of this Province.

rices hereof are to be appointed.

To have origi.

out the province, wird

IV. And be it further Ordained and Enacted, that the said Court of Common mielenthough Pleas hereby constituted, shall have original Civil Jurisdiction throughout this

Province of Lower Canada, with full power and authority to take cognizance of, ceriain power hear, try, and determine, in due course of law, all civil pleas, causes and matters

whatsoever, as well those in which the Queen may be a party, as all others, excepting those purely of Admiralty Jurisdiction, which shall be and remain subject to that jurisdiction, and excepting also certain matters over which jurisdiction is hereinafter given to the Court of Queen's Bench hereby constituted.

and authority.

To exercise all the powers, and jurisdic. tion vesied in

with certain exceptions.

V. And be it further Ordained and Enacted, that all and every the powers, au

thorities and jurisdictions in pleas, causes, matters and things of a civil, and not 1- couri of K. criminal nature, of what kind soever, which by law are vested in and are required civil nature, to be exercised by the several Courts of King's Bench in the several districts of

this Province as now constituted, or any or either of them, and in and by the several Justices of the said Courts, or any or either of them, and in and by the Provincial Courts in the Districts of Three Rivers and Saint Francis, and in the Inferior District of Gaspé, and by the Judges of the said Provincial Courts, or any or either of them, as well in term as in vacation, excepting, nevertheless, such of the said powers, authorities and jurisdictions, as are hereinafter vested in the Court of Queen's Bench hereby constituted shall, from and after the period hereinafter appointed for the commencement of this Ordinance, become and be vested in the Court of Common Pleas hereby constituted, and shall and may be as fully and effectually exercised by the said Court of Common Pleas, and the Justices thereof severally and respectively, as well in term as in vacation, as the same might have been exercised and enjoyed by the said Courts of King's Bench, and any or either of them, and the several Justices thereof, or any of them, in term or vacation, if this Ordinance had not been passed.

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III. Et qu'il soit de plus Ordonné et Statué, qu'il y aura et il est par les pré

Une cour du sentes établi, dans cette Province du Bas-Canada, une cour supérieure de record, plaido de juridiction civile, qui sera appelée la cour des plaidoyers communs pour la Province du Bas-Canada, laquelle cour sera composée de neuf juges ; et les dits juges composant la dite cour, seront nommés, de temps à autre, par Sa Majesté, Comment les ses héritiers ou successeurs, par lettres patentes sous le grand sceau de cette nominés. Province.

Juges en seront

IV. Et qu'il soit de plus Ordonné et Statué, que. la dite cour des plaidoyers

lls auront juri. communs, constituée par les présentes, aura juridiction civile originaire, dans diction civile

dans cette pro. toute cette Province du Bas-Canada, avec plein pouvoir et autorité de connaître, vino entendre, juger, et décider suivant le cours de la loi, toutes actions, causes et matières civiles quelconques, tant celles où la Reine pourra être partie, que toutes autres, excepté celles qui seront purement de juridiction d'amirauté, qui seront et demeureront assujetties à cette juridiction, excepté aussi certaines matières sur lesquelles juridiction est ci-après donnée à la Cour du Banc de la Reine constituée par les présentes.

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exceptions.

V. Et qu'il soit de plus Ordonné et Statué, que tous et chaucun les pouvoirs, autorité, et juridictions dans les affaires, causes, matières et choses d'une nature voirs qu'avaient

les juges civile, et non criminelle, de quelque espèce que ce soit, dont sont maintenans de la cour du revêtus, et que doivent exercer les diverses cours du Banc du Roi, dans les divers districts de cette Province, tels que maintenant constitués, ou aucun d'eux, et les avec.com divers juges des dites cours ou aucun d'eux, et les cours provinciales dans les districts des Trois-Rivières et de Saint François, et dans le district inférieur de Gaspé, et les juges des dites cours provinciales, ou aucun d'eux, tant en terme qu'en vacance, excepté néanmoins, tels des dits pouvoirs, autorités et juridictions, qui sont ci-après accordés à la Cour du Banc de la Reine constituée par les présentes, seront, depuis et après le tems fixé ci-après pour le commencement de cette Ordonnance, accordés à la cour des plaidoyers communs constituée par les présentes, et seront aussi pleinement et efficacement exercés par la dite cour des plaidoyers communs, et les juges d'icelle, séparément et respectivement, tant en terme qu'en vacance, qu'ils auraient pu être exercís et possédés par les dites Cours du Banc du Roi, et aucune d'elles, et les divers juges d'icelles, ou aucun d'eux, en terme ou en vacance, si cette Ordonnance n'eut pas été passée.

The justices 10 VI. And be it further Ordained and Enacted, that the said Justices of the said bit in' divisions Court of Common Pleas, in the exercise of their judicial power, shall and may sit

in divisions, at the times and places hereinafter mentioned, which divisions shall be distinguished by numbers, and be designated and known as the first division, the second division, the third division, and the fourth division.

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they are to consist.

VII. And be it further Ordained and Enacted, that the first of the said divi. sit, and of how sions of the said court of common pleas shall sit at the city of Quebec in the said many justices

territorial division of Quebee, at the times hereinafter mentioned, and shall consist of three or more of the Justices of the said court; and that the second diri. sion of the said Court shall sit at the city of Montreal in the said territorial divi. sion of Montreal at the times hereinafter mentioned, and shall consist of three or more of the Justices of the said court; and that the third division of said court shall sit in the said town of Sherbrooke in the said territorial division of Sherbrooke, and shall consist of two or more of the Justices of the said court; and that the fourth division of the said court shall sit in the said town of New Carlisle, and at Carleton, Percé and Douglas Town, in the said territorial division of Gaspé, at the times hereinafter mentioned, and shall consist of one or more of the Justices of the said court.

The Governor 10 appoint a president to each division composed of two or more justices.

VIII. And be it further Ordained and Enacted, that in each of the said divi. sions of the said court of common pleas respectively, composed of two or more Justices, it shall be lawful for the Governor of this Province for the time being, by an instrument under his hand and seal at arms, from time to time, as occasion may require, to appoint one of the Justices of the said Court to preside, and in case of his death, absence or incapacity to attend in such division, the senior Justice present shall preside therein, until another President shall be appointed as aforesaid,

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IX. And be it further Ordained and Enacted, that it shall be lawful for the Goin the convernor of this Province, for the time being, from time to time to designate and

nominate such of the said Justices of the said court of common pleas as he may think fit, to sit in the divisions aforesaid of the said Court, and act therein as Jus. tices as aforesaid.

Each division to have a seal,

X. And be it further Ordained and Enacted, that the said court of common to be kept by pleas hereby constituted, in each of its divisions, severally and respectively, shall the president.

have and use, as occasion may require, a Seal bearing a device and impression of Her Majesty's Royal Arms, with an inscription thereon, expressing that it is the

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