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By Lilian F. Gates

ISBN-10: 1550020250

ISBN-13: 9781550020250

This finished 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 nation of latest York. The ebook additionally chronicles Mackenzie’s lifestyles from 1849, whilst he used to be granted amnesty and back to Canada, to his demise in 1861. during this, the single complete examine Mackenzie’s existence, Lillian Gates deals a meticulous account of 1 of Canada’s liveliest 19th century politicians.

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The Salina party found that the United States was not ready to leave port on the 8th as expected. 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.

The alternatives to Van Buren's Independent Treasury were the national bank wanted by the Whigs or continued dangerous reliance on the still inadequately regulated state banks. In addition to disputes among Democrats on the national and state levels, there were many sharp conflicts among politicians in New York City where Tammany was being opposed by the Equal Rights Party, which had come to be called the Loco-Focos. These radical Jacksonians were anti-monopoly, antibank, hard-money men, who supported the proposed Independent Treasury, but would have it accept only specie.

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. *1 The author regarded the land system of the United States, with its cash sale and uniform price policy, as the model to be followed. He denounced the sale of more than two million acres to the Canada Land Company, and criticized Wakef ield's proposal for an Imperial Land and Emigration Commission. To interfere for the benefit of the mother country was in effect to tax the colony: Leave the colony to manage its own affairs and it will take from us all [the emigrants] that it is desirable for itself to receive; to force upon it that of which we might be glad to get rid is simple tyranny.

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