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Ottawa. This, it is hoped, will compensate for some omissions. A Record of the Progress of Literature and Art—which we have been compelled to omit-will find a place in each succeeding volume. In conclusion, the Editor assures his readers that no trouble or pains will be spared to make THE ANNUAL REGISTER AND REVIEW a work of permanent historical importance, replete with information on subjects of general interest, thoroughly impartial in its narration of events, and perfectly reliable in its data and its statements of fact.

BANK STREET ROAD,

Ottawa, June, 1879.

PRINTED BY THE GAZETTE PRINTING COMPANY, MONTREAL.

TO

THEIR HONOURS THE SPEAKERS OF THE SENATE

AND THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

And to the Members of those Honorable Bodies,

THIS FIRST VOLUME OF A

CANADIAN ANNUAL REGISTER AND REVIEW

Is respectfully dedicated by their obliged and obedient servant,

THE EDITOR.

THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, AND THE SEVERAL

PROVINCES THEREOF, IN 1878.

GOVERNOR

GENERAL. His Excellency the Right Honorable Sir FREDERICK TEMPLE,

Earl of Dufferin, K.P., G.C.M.G. (appointed 22nd May, 1872.)

Succeeded on 14th October, 1878, by His Excellency the Right Honorable Sir John DOUGLAS SUTHER

LAND CAMPBELL, Marquis of Lorne, K.T., G.C.M.G.

PRIME MINISTER.
The Honorable ALEXANDER MACKENZIE (appointed 7th November, 1873.)

Succeeded on 17th October, 1878, by
The Right Honorable Sir JOHN ALEXANDER MACDONALD, K.C.B., D.C.L.,

LL.D., Q.C.

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.

The Honorable Donald ALEXANDER MACDONALD (appointed 18th May, 1875.)

PREMIER. The Honorable Oliver Mowat, LL.D., Q.C. (appointed 31st October, 1872.)

PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR. The Honorable Luc LETELLIER DE ST. Just, N.P. (appointed 15th December, 1876.)

PREMIER The Honorable Charles EUGÉNE BOUCHER DE BOUCHERVILLE, M.D. (appointed

22nd September, 1874.)

Succeeded on 8th March, 1878, by The Honorable HENRI GUSTAVE JOLY.

PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR. The Honorable Adams GEORGE ARCHIBALD, C.M.G., Q.C. (appointed 4th July, 1873.)

PREMIER The Honorable PHILIP CARTEKET Hill, D.C.L., Q.C. (appointed 8th May, 1875.)

Succeeded on 22nd October, 1878, by The Honorable Simon Hugh HOLMES.

PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR. The Honorable SAMUEL LEONARD TILLEY, C.B. (appointed 5th November, 1873.)

Succeeded on 16th July, 1878, by
The Honorable EDWARD BARRON CHANDLER.

PREMIER
The Honorable George Edwin King, Q.C. (appointed 9th June, 1870.)

Succeeded on 4th May, 1878, by
The Honorable John JAMES FRASER, Q.C.

PROVINCE OF MANITOBA.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.
The Honorable Joseph EDOUARD CAUCHON (appointed 2nd December, 1877.)

PREMIER.
The Honorable ROBERT ATKINSON Davis (appointed 2nd December, 1874.)

Succeeded on 16th October, 1878, by
The Honorable John NORQUAY.

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.
The Honorable Albert Norton RICHARDS, Q.C. (appointed 27th June, 1876.)

PREMIER.
The Honorable ANDREW CHARLES Elliott (appointed 1st February, 1876.)

Succeeded on 25th June, 1878, by
The Honorable GEORGE ANTHONY WALKEM, Q.C., F.R.G.S.

PROVINCE OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.
The Honorable Sir Robert Hodgson, Kt. (appointed 4th July, 1874.)

PREMIER
The Honorable Louis HENRY DAVIES (appointed 6th September, 1876.)

NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES.

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.
The Honorable David LAĮRD (appointed 7th October, 1876.)

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