By Lilian F. Gates
This complete e-book 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 yank political scene, together with his function in writing the structure of the nation of latest York. The publication additionally chronicles Mackenzie’s existence from 1849, whilst he used to be granted amnesty and back to Canada, to his dying in 1861. during this, the one finished examine Mackenzie’s lifestyles, Lillian Gates deals a meticulous account of 1 of Canada’s liveliest 19th century politicians.
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155 The location of this prize and the name of its then owner were not stated. This and other desperate expedients achieved little. 156 After Mackenzie and Gibson had left Plattsburgh, General Wool arrived there and made it plain to Robert Nelson what the attitude of the United States — and his own attitude — towards any movement of the Patriots would be. Wool said: 32 We do not see the slightest shadow of hope for you at presentas an attempt, followed by failure would surely... expose the resident people of Canada to harsher treatment than they might otherwise experience, we are out of humanity, determined to suppress any movement on your part....
Bidwell had been born in the United States. His father, at one time a member of Congress and subsequently Attorney-General of Massachusetts, had fled to Canada in 1810 to escape trial on a charge of corruption levied by his political enemies. In early manhood the younger Bidwell acknowledged that he was a 'True Blue Yankee/718 After he entered politics he became one of the leaders of the Reform Party in Upper Canada and was twice elected. Nevertheless Lieutenant-Governor Head and Richard Henry Bonnycastle regarded him as a leader of the group that favoured breaking the imperial tie and the one who directed "the secret workings of the anarchists/'19 The imprecise account that Bidwell gave to the New York Commercial Advertiser of the circumstances under which he had been obliged to leave Canada intimated that before the rebellion good relations had been restored between him and the Lieutenant-Governor.
Reformers in Lennox and Addington counties to turn out to support the invaders. 123 Van Rensselaer subsequently accused him of trying to obtain money for himself to start a newspaper. He states that the Rochester committee gave Mackenzie $100 to get rid of him. H. McCollum, that 482 Patriots in Hastings County had been prepared to march on Kingston if the movement behind Toronto had succeeded. 126 Before making final arrangements Mackenzie planned to see Papineau who, he remarked, "sits at the helm, quiet and still and moves all/'127 But Papineau is reported to have been nervous for his personal safety on account of the reward that had been offered for him and to have been considering withdrawing to Europe.
After the Rebellion: The later years of William Lyon Mackenzie by Lilian F. Gates