Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | September 21, 2017

Constitutional Act of 1791.

A copy of the CONSTITUTIONAL ACT of 1791, acquired by the Cornwall Community Museum in 2006, with donations by local historians.

This act replaced the Quebec Act of 1774 and divided the old Province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.

It was designed to give the United Empire Loyalists their own province (Upper Canada), with English laws and institutions, while Lower Canada (Quebec) retained old French civil laws and institutions.


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