Context of Acts of the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada passed in the forty-fourth year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, and in the third session of the fourth Parliament : begun and holden at Ottawa, on the ninth day of December, 1880, and closed by prorogation on the twenty-first day of March, 1881, His Excellency the Right Honorable Sir John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, commonly called the Marquis of Lorne, Governor General