The Patriot War (Google eBook)

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publisher not identified, 1890 - Canada - 101 pages
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Page 68 - What are the constitutional principles remaining in force where the whole constitution is suspended ? What principle of the British Constitution holds good in a country where the people's money is taken from them without the people's consent ; where representative government is annihilated ; where martial law has been the law of the land, and where trial by jury exists only to defeat the ends of justice, and to provoke the righteous scorn and indignation of the community...
Page 68 - British constitution hold good in a country where the people's money is taken without the people's consent, where representative government is annihilated, where martial law has been the law of the land, and where the trial by jury exists only to defeat the ends of justice, and to provoke the righteous...
Page 60 - Of the Brigands and Pirates 21 were killed, besides 4 who were brought in just at the close and immediately after the engagement, all of whom I ordered to be shot upon the spot, and which was done accordingly.
Page 91 - Girty, and several other gentlemen, asked permission to accompany me, which they did, and gallantly acted with their rifles with our soldiers against the rebels in the wood; I found them very useful from, their knowledge of the locality of the place. I trust this second repulse on this frontier, of the American banditti (let it be understood that I have it from satisfactory authority that the whole of this gang driven from Pele...
Page 90 - M'Keon, and several others ; some prisoners were taken, several of whom were severely wounded. " I regret to say that the taking of this island has not been gained without considerable loss on our part ; and I have to request that you will report for his Excellency's information, that thirty soldiers of the 32d Regiment fell in this affair, two of whom were killed, the others, some dangerously, some severely, wounded.
Page 91 - A large tri-colored flag with two stars and the word '' liberty " worked upon it and eleven prisoners were also taken, some of whom state that they were formerly on Navy island; about forty American muskets, some ammunition, swords, etc., were also taken. I am informed by the prisoners that it was the decided intention of these people to land on the Canadian shore last night and march upon Amherstburgh, destroying by fire on their way...
Page 90 - Regiment fell in this affair, two of whom were killed, the others, some dangerously, some severely, wounded. I sincerely regret the loss of so many brave soldiers, and feel it the more when I reflect they did not fall before an honourable enemy, but under the fire of a desperate gang of murderers and marauders. A list of the killed and wounded I have the honour herewith to enclose. " Having scoured the woods, and satisfied myself that the island was cleared, I re-formed the troops, and about five...
Page 5 - Not only inside of the church, but without its walls, was the same revolting spectacle. In the remains of the small building used as a receptacle for the coffins previous to interment, were several bodies, heaped one upon another, and still burning, the...
Page 5 - ... wretches attempted to get away, either singly or by twos and threes; but the moment they appeared a volley was discharged, and they fell. Every attempt was made by the officers to make prisoners, but with indifferent success ; indeed, such was the exasperation of the troops at the murder of Lieut. Weir, that it was a service of danger to attempt to save the life of one of these. poor deluded creatures. The fire from the house soon communicated to the church. Chenier, the leader, with ten others,...
Page 17 - Being asked if he had anything to say why sentence should not be pronounced upon him, Brown rose, and said: ' I have, may it please the Court, a few words to say.

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