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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Page 88 - No free man shall be taken or imprisoned or dispossessed, or outlawed, or banished, or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him, nor send upon him, except by the legal judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.
Page 286 - Schoultz, a Polander, who had fought for the freedom of his native land, and witnessed her expiring agonies at ill-fated Warsaw. 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 days' fatigue in active night and day defence had worn them out and made them indifferent to their fate.
Page 54 - ... between the parent state and these important colonies ; but the disturbers of the public peace, the violators of the law, the enemies of the Crown and of the British empire, will find in me an uncompromising opponent, determined to put in force against them all the powers, civil and military, with which I have been invested.
Page 53 - General of all Her Majesty's Provinces within, and adjacent to, the Continent of North America, &c., &c., &c., &c.
Page 53 - THE QUEEN, having been graciously pleased to entrust to Me the Government of British North America, I have this day assumed the administration of affairs. In the execution of this important duty, I rely with confidence on the cordial support of all Her Majesty's Subjects — as the best means of enabling Me to bring every question affecting their welfare to a successful issue, — especially such as may come under my cognizance as Her Majesty's High Commissioner. The honest and conscientious advocates...
Page 86 - My Lord, — We have some reason to apprehend that the expressions used by us in a letter addressed to your Lordship, on the 18th instant, may appear vague and ambiguous. "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.
Page 86 - Lordship, to place ourselves at your disposal, without availing ourselves of provisions, which would degrade us in out men 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.
Page 54 - If you, on your side, will abjure all party and sectarian animosities, and unite with me in the blessed work of peace and harmony, I feel...
Page 86 - We professed our willingness to plead guilty, whereby to avoid the necessity of a trial ; and that to give, as far as in our power, tranquillity to the country; but whilst we were thus disposed to contribute to the happiness of others, we could not condescend to shield ourselves under the provisions of an ordinance passed by the late Special Council of the province. " Permit us, then, my Lord, to perform this great duty, to mark our entire confidence in your Lordship...