Petition of Québec Traders to the King, 1764

Historical Note

The "Québec traders" were British merchants who resented Murray's sympathy for the French-speaking, Catholic Canadians.

The Québec traders complain of conditions that injure their trade. Among other things, they accuse Murray of:

  • Favouring the Canadians and encouraging them to use French.

  • Failing to advance the Protestant religion.

They indicate that they would like Murray removed and replaced with a more sympathetic governor.