Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1881.
First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 32 pp, in original printed wrappers. Light dust soiling, front wrapper has previous owner's name written at the top and one small tear; very good. Sir Francis Hincks (1807-1885) was a Canadian businessman, politician, and British colonial administrator. In 1878, he represented the federal government on the Ontario-Manitoba boundary commission. The commission's decision, which was favorable to Ontario, was subject to intense criticism and was not been adopted by the newly elected federal government. In this pamphlet, Himcks reviews the complex history of the boundary question, defends the work of the commission, and argues that the government must either accept and adopt the award that had been made or formally appeal it. Ultimately, an appeal was made and the award was upheld by the Privy Council in Britain in 1884.