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 1

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H. F. Anners, 1841
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Page 197 - Breathes there a man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself has said, This is my own, my native land!
Page 19 - I glory in having been accused of warmth and firmness in protecting the king's Canadian subjects, and of doing the utmost in my power to gain to my royal master, the affections of that brave, hardy people, whose emigration, if ever it should happen, will be an irreparable loss to this empire ; to prevent which, I declare to your lordships, I would cheerfully submit to greater calumnies and indignities (if greater can be devised) than hitherto I have undergone.
Page 18 - I report them to be, in general, the most immoral collection of men I ever knew : of course, little calculated to make the new subjects enamoured with our laws, religion, and customs ; and far less adapted to enforce these laws, which are to govern.
Page 75 - Speaker of the House of Assembly of Lower Canada, and his compatriots in and out of the Legislature, for their past uniform, manly and noble independence, in favour of civil and religious liberty; and for their present devoted...
Page 67 - ... has arrived, after nearly half a century's forbearance under increasing and aggravated misrule, when the duty we owe our country and posterity requires from us the assertion of our rights and the redress of our wrongs. Government is founded on the authority, and is instituted for the benefit, of a people ; when, therefore, any Government long and systematically ceases to answer the great ends of its foundation, the people have a natural right given them by their Creator to seek after and establish...
Page 73 - ... so justly and so wisely sanctioned by the Imperial Parliament, in administering the affairs of the mother country. Nor is it easy to imagine that the inhabitants of either the American or the European branches of the empire should contemplate so strange a contrast, without drawing inferences...
Page 67 - The affairs of this country have been ever against the spirit of the Constitutional Act, subjected in the most injurious manner to the interferences and interdictions of a succession of Colonial Ministers in England who have never visited the country, and can never possibly become acquainted with the state of parties, or the conduct of public functionaries, except through official channels in the province, which are illy calculated to convey the information necessary to disclose official delinquencies...
Page 74 - Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.
Page 67 - THE time has arrived, after nearly half a century's forbearance under increasing and aggravated misrule, when the duty we owe our country and posterity requires from us the assertion of our rights and the redress of our wrongs. Government is founded on the authority, and is instituted for the benefit, of a people ; when, therefore, any Government long and systematically ceases to answer the great ends of its foundation, the people have a natural right given them by their Creator to seek after and...
Page 67 - ... miles off; and, being an impracticable system, felt to be intolerable by those for whose good it was professedly intended, it ought to be abolished and the domestic institutions of the Province so improved and administered by the local authorities as to render the people happy and contented.

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