Place Published: Albany
Publisher: Albany Argus, NY
Date Published: 1838
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
• #1) January 5 - p. 2, c. 4 – “TO THE LEGISLATURE” – Letter from Gov. W.L. Marcy stating the territory of this state (New York) has been invaded by an armed force from the Province of Upper Canada. More details on the attack and destruction of the steamboat “Caroline” with loss of American life. He summarizes it will probably be necessary for this state to keep up a military force for the protection of its citizens. 10-1/2 col. inches. ALSO, p. 3, c. 1 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - details of the affair at Schlosser - news of the Caroline, Navy Island, Niagara Falls, Chippewa, etc 36 Column Inches – Canada’s Public Meeting for sympathizers of Patriots, 4 Column Inches.
• #2) January 9, Front Page, c. 1 - "UPPER CANADA" - complete speech of December 28, 1837 by the Lieut. Governor in Toronto - 42 Column Inches Front Page, c. 3 - "AFFAIRS ON THE FRONTIER" - Various documents including the complete text of the District Attorney's Circular dated December 30, 1837, Henry W. Rogers" to the citizens of Buffalo on Navy Island. McNab, Chippewa, Grand Island, etc, complete text of McNab's Dec. 29th letter from Chippewa to H. W. Rogers and more - 35 Column Inches Page Three, c. 2 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - letter from Niagara Falls of January 1st on the British shelling of Navy Island, etc - much more - 21 Column Inches
• #3) January 12, Front Page, c. 6 - "LOWER CANADA" - Article on Grosford’s Montreal Martial Law with USA Gov. Marcy’s refusal to surrender W.L. MacKenzie. 6 col inches. Col 7 – “FROM THE FRONTIER” News about Navy Island, McNab, W. L. MacKenzie arrives with his wife, and he was arrested in USA and released on $5,000 bail. P.3, Col. 1 – President’s Proclamation regarding USA citizens to not help the Patriots 6 col. Inches. Col. 2 – USA Mr. Clay responding to Northern Frontier situation, 21 col. Inches. P2, Col.2,3,4&5 – NORTHERN FRONTIER” Van Buren, Filmore and other Americans discussing the situation on the Northern Frontier. 68 col. Inches. P3, col.4 – “THE NIAGARA FRONTIER” E.P. Livingston regarding the Caroline attack. 5 col. Inches.
• #4) January 19, P2, col 5, - FROM THE FRONTIER” Gov. Macy and General Scott now in this city (Buffalo). General Orders. From Col. McNabb in Chippewa announcing the destruction of the Caroline in the employment of pirates on Navy Island. 9-1/2 col. inches. P.2, Col. 7 - “FROM THE FRONTIER” Navy Island had tremendous cannoning last night and other details including the arrival of Gov. Macy and General Scott. News via Niagara Falls, about 100 volunteers from Oswego to Schosser NY and some 40 men from Navy Island looking for arms.
• #5) January 26, p. 2, c. 2 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - background on the Caroline, Canadian Affairs including the flight of the patriots in Upper Canada, attack on Navy Island, fortifying of frontier towns such as Buffalo - 6 Column Inches ALSO - p. 2, c. 5 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - rebels defeated at Amherstburg, possession of Isle Bois Blanc, engagement at London, more - 15 Column Inches ALSO, p. 3, c. 6 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - news of the Patriot Army of Upper Canada and the move from Navy Island to near Lake Erie, etc - 6 Column Inches
• #6 January 30, Front Page, c. 7 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - Jan. 22nd letter from Niagara Falls and news from Detroit on the Patriots and Bois Blanc Inland - 9 Column Inches Page Two, c. 7 - "DEFENCE OF THE FRONTIER" - - 6 Column Inches Page Three, c. 7 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - dates from Detroit through the 15th on the Patriot movements at the mouth of the Detroit River at Whitewood Island and Sugar Island - 6 Column Inches
• #7 February 27, Front Page, c. 6 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" -
4 Column Inches. Page Two, c. 1 - "NORTHERN FRONTIER" - Proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives, Friday, February 16, 1838 - 86 Column Inches. Page Three, c. 6 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - Letter from Watertown and Ogdensburgh border on a state of excitement - 18 Column Inches
• #8 March 2, - p. 2, c. 1 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - reports of movements of the Patriots, their force, and intended descent upon Canada - capture of Brockville is without foundation, gathering at French Creek is dispersed, Patriots are on Hickory Island and would attack Kingston - Fort Malden hs fallen to the patriots, 250 British killed - 5 Column Inches ALSO - p. 4, c. 3 - from the Montreal Herald, the fiercest of the royalist newspapers - Dr. Wolfred Nelson in prison - news followed by a poem by Mrs. Nelson "THE PATRIOT CHIEF" - 6 Column Inches
• #9 March 6, Front Page, c. 6 - "NORTHERN FRONTIER" & "WESTERN FRONTIER" - two articles - News from the Northern Frontier from letters addressed to the Governor of NY - first the keeper of the State Arsenal at Elizabethtown, Essex County, dated 26th stating it was broken open and robbed of 1000 muskets with fixed bayonets, 26 rifles, 20 pairs of pistols, knapsacks and cartridge boxes, back door was forced open by an iron bar, more - news from General Wool to the 25th from Champlain states the quiet had changed to the Canadian war spirit - people collecting and concentrating between Champlain and Plattsburgh supplies of cannon, carriages, ball, small arms, ammo with avowed intention of invading Canada - much more on Hickory Island, French Creek, Watertown, etc - the Batavia arsenal broken into as well on the 24th and muskets and ammo taken - 16 Column Inches. Page Three, c. 4 - "FROM THE FRONTIER - THE INVADING FORCES DISBANDED" - news from the 1st-2nd - the disturbances on bother the northern and western frontiers have been dispersed - 6 Column Inches.
• #10 March 23, p. 2, c. 7 - "THE MONTREAL HERALD" on good authority - Papineau is residing in Albany and has been in contact with government officials for three weeks maturing plans for the Canadian rebellion - 3 Column Inches
• #11 April 13, p. 3, c. 3 - "FATE OF THE PATRIOTS" - Lount and Matthews tried at Toronto, convicted and sentenced to death March 28th by Chief Justice Robinson of Upper Canada - John Anderson to be sentenced following day - Court Martial of Sutherland assembled April 2nd - 1 Column Inch ALSO - p. 3, c. 6 - "WELLAND CANAL" - letter of W. B. Robinson, Superintendent of the Canal noting that the canal would be open as soon as the ice is out of the harbours of Lake Erie - more on the progress - 2 Column Inches
• #12 April 24, p. 2, c. 7 - "BUFFALO JOURNAL OFFICE" - Letter telling of the execution of Lount and Matthews at Toronto on the 12th - 3000 citizens of Toronto petitioned for a stay but for naught - Theller, Montgomery, and Anderson are to be executed on the 20th and seven at Hamilton on the 24th - Sutherland is being used to save his dirty neck - 3 Column Inches ALSO - p. 3, c. 6 - "UPPER CANADA" - General Sutherland was banished for Life to New South Wales - no more executions expected except perhaps Theller - John G. Parker was banished to NSW –
Hunter was acquitted - Samuel Lount was executed, his background given here - more - 4 Column Inches
• #13 June 1, - Front Page, c. 7 - "NORTHEASTERN BOUNDARY" - Official documents of President Van Buren, Secretary of States John Forsyth and Foreign Minister of Great Britain H. S. Fox on the establishment of a joint commission on establishment of a survey for a conventional boundary - 13 Column Inches ALSO - p. 2, c. 5 - "CANADA NEWS" - two British ships arrived at Quebec on the 21st - renewal of the incorporation of the Bank of Montreal, new copper coinage of new penny pieces imported from England - 54 of the Toronto prisoners discharged, Charles Durand to be hanged will instead be sent to the South Seas - 4.5 Column Inches
• #14 June 22, front page, c. 1 - "FRONTIER RUMORS" - the patriots of Upper Canada have again made a rally on their own soil, forming a camp in "Long Swamp" between Grand Island and Chippewa Creek - more - 3 Column Inches ALSO - front page, c. 7 - "ANOTHER SEIZURE" - at Lewiston another seizure of Patriot arms by Captain Homans - 90 stands secreted at Dickinson's tavern 6 miles from Lewiston on the Lockport road - mostly English Tower muskets and US manufacture - 1 Column Inch
ALSO - front page, c. 7 - "BILL JOHNSON" - a Lower Canadian by birth, resides at French Creek - more on his life in US and Canada - 3 Column Inches
• #15 June 26, p. 2, c. 7 - a dinner given at Montpelier to Dr. Nelson and Papineau - brief, half inch ALSO - p. 3, c. 3 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - letter from Niagara Falls of an engagement between some of the Queen's Lancers and a large body of Patriots 7 miles below Niagara - also a fresh insurrection at Short Hills Canada 30 miles from Buffalo - 3 Column Inches ALSO - p. 3, c. 4 - "INTERESTING FROM THE CANADAS" - Sir John Colborne has stopped recruiting the colored regiment in the upper province - he has also disbanded the militia - Bouchette a prisoner at Montreal has testified against Papineau to save himself - 3 Column Inches
• #16 June 29, - p. 2, c. 3 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - skirmish at Short Hills, Niagara District, U.C. confirmed - account follows - 4 Column Inches ALSO - p. 2, c. 6 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - correspondence from Lewiston, June 21st gives details on the Short Hills engagement - 8 Column Inches ALSO - p. 3, c. 3 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - Short Hills affair followed by a proclamation requiring full statement of business before landing on or leaving British side of Niagara River - 8 Column Inches
• #17 July 6, - p. 2, c. 5 - "INTERCOURSE WITH THE CANADAS" - clarifies the questions regarding free travel in and out of Canada by Americans - 12 Column Inches
ALSO - p. 2, c. 5 - "LOWER CANADA" - the day before Her Majesty's coronation, Montreal was said to have been on the verge of a ferment by a rumor of a general amnesty of all political prisoners - more on how the rumor grew - more on LaFountaine with a warrant of high treason - 12 Column
• #18 July 13, - front page, c. 2 - "LOWER CANADA" - landing of Governor General at Montreal on the 7th was witnessed by a great crowd - description of the reception - 6 Column Inches
c.5/6 - “NORTH EASTERN BOUNDARY” Senate, Buchanan Report regarding USA and Great Britain and the North Eastern Boundary referring to the 1783 Treaty of Peace agreement. Col. 17-1/2 inches.
• #19 August 7, Front Page, col. 6 - "MAJ. GEN. MACOMB" - Macomb visits Plattsburgh and is honoured for his defence of the town in 1814 against the British - details of the visit, the honors, documents associated, notes on the 1814 siege, etc - 18 Column Inches ALSO - p. 2, c. 6 - "FROM THE FRONTIER" - ESCAPE OF JOHN G. PARKER AND OTHER PATRIOT PRISONERS in the Fort of Kingston, escaped to French Creek - ALSO, Moreau was executed according to sentence - troubles in Upper Canada are not at an end - 4.5 Column Inches. ALSO - p. 3, c. 4 - "UPPER CANADA - RECAPTURE OF J. G. PARKER" - from the Montreal Courier of the 3rd on the capture of Parker - 5 Column Inches
• #20 August 14, - p. 2, c. 1 - "UPPER CANADA - SIXTEEN PERSONS SENTENCED TO DEATH" - letter dated Toronto, August 6 - four are Americans and twelve are British subjects - Patriot executions of those in Short Hills affair - 24 Column Inches ALSO - p. 2, c. 6 - "UPPER CANADA" - conviction, and sentence of early death of 16 involved in Short Hills Affair - 4.5 Column Inches
• #21 August 17, - front page, c. 7 - "ESCAPE OF THE KINGSTON PRISONERS" - details including those who were recaptured - 6 Column Inches
• #22 August 24, - p. 2, c. 3 - "CANADA" - confirmation of communication of sentence with two or three exceptions of the 16 men under sentence of death at Niagara - 8.5 Column Inches
• #23 December 21, front page, c. 4 top - TRIAL OF THE PRISONERS" - from the Dec 4th Kingston, U.C. Herald -. Much details on the trials for “the prisoners of Fort Henry’ of the patriots. Includes statement and details of both accused and accusers. 43 col. inches
• #24 December 25, - p. 2, c. 6 - "LOWER CANADA" - on the suspension of habeas corpus by Judge Valliers de St. Real of Three Rivers and Judges Bedard and Panet of Quebec - 3 Column ALSO - p. 2, c. 6 - List of prisoners captured after the action at Windsor, near Sandwich on December 4, 1838 - 4 Column Inches
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