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REPORT ON THE PROPOSED LINE OF DIVISION.
PRIVY COUNCIL RECORDS 2/136, pp. 304-305.
19 August, 1791.
At the Council Chamber, Whitehall,
Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council for dividing the Province of Quebec into two distinct provinces, by separating the Province of Upper Canada and the Province of Lower Canada according to the line of Division presented to Parliament, as follows:—
THE PROPOSED LINE OF DIVISION.
“To commence at a stone boundary at the North side of the Lake St. Francis at the cove west of Pointe au Bodet in the limit between the Township of Lancaster and the seigneurie of New Longuevil running along the said limit in the direction of North thirty-four degrees West to the westward angle of the said seigneurie of New Longuevil, thence along the North Western boundary of the seigneurie of Vaudreuil running North twenty-five degrees, East, until it strikes the Ottawas River, to ascend the said river into the Lake Tomiscanning and from the head of the said Lake by a line drawn due North until it strikes the boundary line of Hudsons Bay, including all the territory to the Westward and Southward of the said line to the utmost extent of the country commonly called or known by the name of Canada.”