9 NOVEMBER 1839, Page 2

"His Excellency the Right Honourable CHARLES POUI.ETT THOMSON" had not

reached Quebec when the last accounts left that city. The Liverpool steamer, however, brings Canadian papers containing the manifesto of the new Governor's views and purposes with respect to Canada, which was taken out (in the columns of the Colonial Gazette) by the said Liverpool after the Pique sailed from Portsmouth. Mr. THOMSON'S policy is thus heralded to the people of Canada before his arrival amongst them. This should be borne in mind for the next accounts, by which we shall hear of his reception in Canada. The colonists will receive him, not according to their estimate of his character political or personal, but according to their view of his intentions with respect to themselves. As the proclamation in advance also contains a statement of Mr. THOMSON'S opinions on the subject of British legislation for Canada, his reception there will further tell us what the colonists think on this matter—what sort of future government they desire—whether or not they are bent on a union of the Provinces and a responsible Executive. The addresses to the Governor will be more instructive than despatches from him. We are of opinion that the Colonial Gazette has insured him a fair welcome : how long his popularity will last is quite another question, inasmuch as that depends on himself.