My name is Albert Parker and I'm 12 years old. I live with my family consisting of my mother and my father, who is a farmer. My father told me the British took Quebec away from the French about 20 years ago. Since then, we've been anxious and worried about what shall come.
A British soldier came up to us while my father and I were walking back home from working on the farm. He handed us a flier and advised us to tell our family when we read it.
My father explained that the flier was about the Quebec Act that King George III and his British parliament announced. It gave us religious freedom and also helped expand our land twofold. I thought they would introduce unfavorable laws towards us Canadians, but my parents and I were pleasantly surprised.
My father told me that our land expanded westward towards the Ohio Valley so we began our trek to take a look. I was shocked to see the land nearly untouched and was conveniently next to a river. My father's eyes lit up as he began inspecting the ground to see if it was suitable for farming. He smiled widely and gestured to me to start walking home.
My father and I took the day off since we walked such a great distance. It was on the day where my mother would go to church and pray, so I came along. I'm pleased to see that Britain recognized how important religion is to us.
Our harvest was very successful for the past few months so we decided to move. We built a house next to the new land and sold our old house. My parents and I are very grateful and surprised about the kindness Britain showed.