Scarce pre-Confederation cover from Quebec City to Andrew Russell, Assistant Commissioner Crown Lands Department. This was mailed during the 8th Parliament of the Province of Canada.
Red cancellation with crown ‘LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY 22 --- 1865’. Also has a ‘QUEBEC FEB 22 65 C.E.’ circle cancellation.
At bottom left, signature granting free postage. Unidentified person.
Couple small holes mid-right. Damage where opened on back.
8 x 13 ½ cm
The 8th Parliament of the Province of Canada was in session from 1863 to July 1866. Elections for the Legislative Assembly were held in the Province of Canada in August 1863. Sessions were held in Quebec City until 1866; the last session was held in Ottawa.
This was also the last session of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada. Following Confederation in the following year, it was succeeded by 1st Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Toronto, the 1st Quebec Legislature, and the 1st Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.
Most members went on to become elected in the Canadian House of Commons, while other served at provincial level, appointed to the Senate of Canada, provincial Lieutenant Governor, government posts or simply retired from politics altogether.