Canada in 1837-38: Showing, by Historical Facts, the Causes of the Late Attempted Revolution, and of Its Failure; the Present Condition of the People, and Their Future Prospects, Together with the Personal Adventures of the Author, and Others who Were Connected with the Revolution, Volume 2
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Page 86 - would degrade us in our own eyes, by marking an unworthy distrust on both sides. With this short explanation of our feelings, we again place ourselves at your lordship's discretion, and pray that the peace of the country may not be endangered by a trial. We have the honour to be, with unfeigned respect, Your lordship's most obedient
Page 53 - military order of the Bath, one of Her Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, and Governor-General, Vice-Admiral and Captain-General of all Her Majesty's provinces within and adjacent to the continent of North America, &c. &c.
Page 54 - of such a system of government, as will protect the rights and interests of all classes ; allay all dissensions, and permanently establish, under divine Providence, that wealth, greatness, and prosperity of which such inexhaustible elements are to be found in these fertile countries. The
Page 88 - upon him, nor will we send upon him except by the legal judgment of his peers, or by the
Page 86 - Our intention, my lord, was distinctly to avow, that in pursuit of objects dear to the great mass of our population, we took a part that has eventuated in a charge of high treason. Permit us then, my lord, to perform this great duty, to mark our entire confidence in your lordship, and to place ourselves at your disposal, without availing ourselves of provisions
Page 54 - On you, the people of British America ; on your conduct, and the extent of your co-operation with me will mainly depend, whether that event shall be delayed, or immediate ; I therefore invite from you the most free, unreserved
Page 16 - in £200, and two sureties, in £100 each, to keep the peace, and be of good behaviour towards her majesty, and all her
Page 288 - when driven to desperation, he opposed the offering to the enemy the flag of truce, and besought his men to rush upon the enemy, and die in the contest ; but their ammunition and provisions were exhausted, and a five
Page 281 - her forces, and was returning to take off the men from the grounded vessel. The Experiment followed her, and when the United States was covering her on her way up, kept up an irregular fire upon both, without effect. The United States having seen the schooner she was protecting anchored under the