By Lilian F. Gates
This finished ebook on William Lyon Mackenzie’s later existence focuses first at the interval 1838-1849, Mackenzie’s years in exile within the usa. It examines his contribution to the yank political scene, together with his function in writing the structure of the country of recent York. The ebook additionally chronicles Mackenzie’s lifestyles from 1849, while he used to be granted amnesty and back to Canada, to his loss of life in 1861. during this, the one entire examine Mackenzie’s existence, Lillian Gates bargains a meticulous account of 1 of Canada’s liveliest 19th century politicians.
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The article was not a straightforward factual account of the events of December 4-7, adequately supported by evidence from others, but a turgid argumentative account full of implications and Rolph's own interpretations of events. C. Dent, who found the rough draft of the article among Rolph's papers, but who apparently did not discover why it had not appeared in print in 1838, published it as an appendix to the second volume of his Upper Canada Rebellion. D. Langtree, published the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, was an ardent Jeffersonian.
Rectories and Clergy Reserves/78 Donald M'Leod was not so sanguine as Frey. He states that out of the $10,000 the Cleveland committee planned to raise in a fortnight, they actually obtained $300. This amount was probably the cash received, not the amount subscribed. 9 Four days before the attempt on Prescott, James Reid wrote from Rochester that the time was "almost up/' and that 500 Polish refugees with more or less military experience were then on their way from Schenectady to Salinas and would soon be "at their work/'10 Much of this information about the activities of the Patriots, the part being played by Charles Duncombe at Detroit, the movement of military supplies across the frontier into certain townships, even the name of Von Schoultz, upon whom the command devolved in the Battle of the Windmill, did in fact reach Sir George Arthur.
E For a few weeks Mackenzie was able to keep the dark devil of despair from overtaking him. "13 But in April Mackenzie was plunged into gloom by the news that his close associates, Samuel Lount and Peter Mathews, had been hanged. They had been captured while trying to escape after the defeat at Montgomery's. "The news came upon me like an electric shock. 14 By July he was in a more cheerful mood. His family, then consisting of five daughters and his mother, had arrived from Toronto. On May 12 the first issue of his paper appeared, with a boasted circulation of 4,000.