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|Creator||Colborne, John, Sir, 1778-1863Ontario. Legislative AssemblyUpper Canada. Lieutenant-Governor (1828-1836 : Colborne)|
|Title||Address of the House of Assembly to His Excellency, the lieutenant governor, on behalf of Francis Collins : to His Excellency Sir John Colborne ... that we have received a petition from Francis Collins a prisoner in the York Gaol ... for libel ... we earnestly entreat Your Excellency to extend to Francis Collins the Royal Clemency, by remitting his sentence and restoring him to his family ... Resolutions of the House of Assembly on His Excellency's answer to its address in behalf of Francis CollinsPrinted ephemera and broadsides from the Metropolitan Toronto LibraryPrinted ephemera|
|Published||[Toronto?]: publisher not identified,[1829?]|
|Subject||Freedom of the press--OntarioCollins, Francis, 1801-1834Ontario--Politics and government--1791-1841Liberté de la presse--OntarioCollins, Francis, 1801-1834Ontario--Politique et gouvernement--1791-1841|
|Document source||Toronto Public Library.|
1 sheet (verso blank) ; 23 x 18 cm.
Signed and dated: Marshall S. Bidwell, Speaker, January 22nd, 1829."Printed by order of the House of Assembly."Francis Collins was sentenced to one year in jail, for libel, in October 1828. He was released in September 1829 after several appeals, on his behalf, by the House of Assembly--Cf. Dictionary of Canadian Biography.For the resolutions of the House of Assembly concerning this matter see CIHM no. 40795.