By Lilian F. Gates
This finished ebook 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 yankee political scene, together with his function in writing the structure of the nation of recent York. The e-book 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 single entire examine Mackenzie’s existence, Lillian Gates deals a meticulous account of 1 of Canada’s liveliest 19th century politicians.
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The Loco-Focos, however, did not find Marcy an acceptable candidate because he had not broken with the conservatives in the party who were opposed to Van Buren's proposed Independent Treasury. 73 The exciting news from Canada left no room for more extended comments. 46 Chapter HI THE BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL general assault on the Canadian frontier had been planned for November 1838 by the Hunters organization, a secret society of Patriots and their American sympathizers similar to fraternal organizations to which members are admitted by degrees and on oath.
23 The Patriots at the Windmill elected Von Schoultz as their commander. It is doubtful whether the Polish veterans he was supposed to bring with him ever arrived, at least in the expected numbers. 25 One of the Poles escaped. How many of them remained safe with Birge in Ogdensburgh and how many were among the dead cannot be stated. The British at Kingston, who had been informed by a spy at Sacketf s Harbor that a Patriot expedition was under way, alerted Colonel Worth. "26 Worth arrived at Ogdensburgh on the night of the 12th.
Here is a description, in scriptural words^of Mackenzie's ideal society and one he had used more than once in the columns of the Colonial Advocate. Beneath all the inconsistencies — and shortcomings — of Mackenzie's conduct, this was his guiding ideal, the "true" republic he struggled to create on both sides of the border. The great questions of the day in American politics concerned the banks. 53 These had been important questions for Mackenzie in Canada,54 and they were still fundamental questions for him.