Scope and content
Series forms part of Nova Scotia House of Assembly fonds and consists of correspondence between the House of Assembly and the governor or lieutenant governor. Series also includes petitions, memorials, decisions of the House regarding petitions, resolutions of the House, reports to the House from committees and minor government officials, registers of attendance of MLAs, drafts of acts, addresses and speeches, rough copies of proceedings, and estimates of expenses. Volume 22 contains various undated reports, petitions, drafts of acts, and civil lists. Series arranged chronologically by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia about 1936 using the remnants of House of Assembly records not previously arranged by the records commissioner. This arrangement was preparatory to the archives publication, Calendar of Official Correspondence and Legislative Papers, Nova Scotia, 1802-1815, which augmented the Public Archives of Canada's calendars of Nova Scotia State Papers (equivalent to Colonial Office Class 217, Public Record Office).