By Lilian F. Gates
This complete booklet 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 country of latest York. The e-book additionally chronicles Mackenzie’s lifestyles from 1849, whilst he was once granted amnesty and lower back to Canada, to his dying in 1861. during this, the one complete examine Mackenzie’s lifestyles, Lillian Gates bargains a meticulous account of 1 of Canada’s liveliest 19th century politicians.
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By November 10 two schooners, the Charlotte of Oswego and the Charlotte of Toronto, had arrived to take on freight and had departed. Subsequently these vessels were found to have on board men and supplies for the Patriot expedition. The United States left on the llth. At several points en route (Sackett's Harbor, Cape Vincent, French Creek) she picked up young men waiting for the tardy steamer, their numbers now depleted by departures. At Millan's Bay the steamer found the two schooners waiting.
At this moment, the great question of the day for O'Sullivan was not the Canadian rebellion but the banks. " For him the arch villain in the banking world was the Bank of England whose policies had stimulated inflation in the United States and had precipitated the panic of 1837. 39 O'Sullivan predicted: The present generation will not pass away without witnessing... the radical reform of the Bank of England, and its whole paper money system. ^ Here was grist for Mackenzie's mill! Here were two themes he could treat as one: the abolition of the paper money system and the abolition of British power and influence in the New World.
I will not prove traitor on this side of the St. Lawrence to the democratic principles we fondly cherished on the other side. ff Canadian Patriots, however, were less interested in these long run calculations than in the immediate struggle with Great Britain. Mackenzie tried to convince them that British investors in American bank stock and western lands had laid the United States under tribute. 'There are other ways besides fighting to reduce a government under foreign sway," he observed, in words that for Canadians have a very modern sound.
After the Rebellion: The later years of William Lyon Mackenzie by Lilian F. Gates