After the Rebellion: The later years of William Lyon by Lilian F. Gates

By Lilian F. Gates

This complete booklet on William Lyon Mackenzie’s later lifestyles focuses first at the interval 1838-1849, Mackenzie’s years in exile within the usa. It examines his contribution to the yankee political scene, together with his position in writing the structure of the country of latest York. The ebook additionally chronicles Mackenzie’s lifestyles from 1849, while he was once granted amnesty and again to Canada, to his loss of life in 1861. during this, the one complete examine Mackenzie’s existence, Lillian Gates deals a meticulous account of 1 of Canada’s liveliest 19th century politicians.

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If you are about any preparation for invasion, pray... 159 Mackenzie made no mention in this letter of the notice he was that very day to publish in the Jeff'ersonian. 160 As has been seen, it was not Wool but Skinner who left Plattsburgh on the 21st for Watertown. It is probable that Mackenzie's interview with Skinner, the arrival of Nelson's letter of the 21st and perhaps additional information that Kingston was well prepared were what led him, at the last moment, to deter his friends from taking part in what would have been a disastrous attempt to take Fort Henry.

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. 15 Moreover, his hopes for Canada were still high since he knew in a general way, if not in detail, that an organization of Canadian refugees and American sympathizers, headed by "General" Henry S. 16 For a brief time Mackenzie's Gazette continued to be what it had promised to be: a paper primarily concerned with defending the Patriot cause and providing news from Canada and the United Kingdom.

163 Nelson and Cote advanced only one mile north of the frontier. Overnight their force of 700 men dwindled to 160. B. 166 33 The withdrawal from Lower Canada, the failure to attack Fort Henry, and the quarrels of Van Rensselaer and Mackenzie had an unfortunate effect upon public opinion in upstate New York. Both men came in for a share of the blame. 16S The ignominious failure left a bad impression on the Canadian side too. C. Frey observed: People cannot understand why you should be the life and soul in getting up that expedition and then on the very day of its embarkation come out with a card and disavow any connection with it.

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