By Lilian F. Gates
This entire ebook on William Lyon Mackenzie’s later existence 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 latest York. The publication additionally chronicles Mackenzie’s lifestyles from 1849, while he was once granted amnesty and lower back to Canada, to his dying in 1861. during this, the single complete examine Mackenzie’s existence, Lillian Gates bargains a meticulous account of 1 of Canada’s liveliest 19th century politicians.
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Its editor disclaimed any intention of adopting any course contrary to the policy of neutrality which the United States wished to maintain. He did propose to discuss subjects in dispute between Great Britain and the United States: the boundary of Maine, the Caroline affair, Texas, the navigation of the St. John and St. Lawrence Rivers. 10 Henry O'Rielly, editor of the Rochester Daily Advertiser, and a former employer of Mackenzie's son James, was in New York at this time. He sympathized with the Patriot cause and helped Mackenzie to get his paper started,11 on credit, not an easy matter since Mackenzie had left Toronto still in debt to the Bruce Brothers, a New York firm of type founders.
Money or... arms; so you must give up... for the present. If you are about any preparation for invasion, pray... 159 Mackenzie made no mention in this letter of the notice he was that very day to publish in the Jeff'ersonian. 160 As has been seen, it was not Wool but Skinner who left Plattsburgh on the 21st for Watertown. It is probable that Mackenzie's interview with Skinner, the arrival of Nelson's letter of the 21st and perhaps additional information that Kingston was well prepared were what led him, at the last moment, to deter his friends from taking part in what would have been a disastrous attempt to take Fort Henry.
On May 12 the first issue of his paper appeared, with a boasted circulation of 4,000. 15 Moreover, his hopes for Canada were still high since he knew in a general way, if not in detail, that an organization of Canadian refugees and American sympathizers, headed by "General" Henry S. 16 For a brief time Mackenzie's Gazette continued to be what it had promised to be: a paper primarily concerned with defending the Patriot cause and providing news from Canada and the United Kingdom. By harping on such topics as the grievances of the Canadians, the similarities with the causes of the American Revolution, the burning of the Caroline, the arming of blacks in Upper Canada, the treatment of Americans in that province, the question of double allegiance, the Maine boundary and the "right" to navigate the St.
After the Rebellion: The later years of William Lyon Mackenzie by Lilian F. Gates