By Lilian F. Gates
This finished publication 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 kingdom of latest York. The booklet additionally chronicles Mackenzie’s lifestyles from 1849, whilst he was once granted amnesty and back to Canada, to his demise in 1861. during this, the single entire examine Mackenzie’s lifestyles, Lillian Gates bargains a meticulous account of 1 of Canada’s liveliest 19th century politicians.
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Begun here as I left off at Toronto... 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.
B. O'Callaghan believed that if Van Buren's political strength were increased he might adopt a tone towards Great Britain more favourable to the interests of the Patriots. 64 James Mackenzie disapproved of his father's policy. He brushed aside the 44 tatter's elaborate argument that the triumph of Van Buren was vital to the cause of true liberty on the continent. My object is Canada, not the United States [wrote James]. The cause of Canada... is now... dragged down by the expression of your personal opinions to a question of party....
The article was not a straightforward factual account of the events of December 4-7, adequately supported by evidence from others, but a turgid argumentative account full of implications and Rolph's own interpretations of events. C. Dent, who found the rough draft of the article among Rolph's papers, but who apparently did not discover why it had not appeared in print in 1838, published it as an appendix to the second volume of his Upper Canada Rebellion. D. Langtree, published the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, was an ardent Jeffersonian.