Place Published: New York
Publisher: New York American
Date Published: 1838
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
• #1) January 5, Front Page, c. 6 - "REVOLT IN CANADA" - letter from Lockport dated Dec.27. Concerning the armament of Navy Island and the insurrection in Upper Canada - 300 patriots under Duncombe at London - the only force In the province is now on Navy Island and Is 800-1000 strong under Van Rensselaer - Navy Island belongs to the Crown and is 1.5 miles above Chippewa - more on the Patriot force, militia, Indians, McNabb, a list of prisoners in jail for treason - late news from the 29th of increased forces opposite Navy Island with artillery, etc - 22 Column Inches ALSO, p. 3, c. 1 - "SPECIAL MESSAGE" of NY Governor W. L. Marcy dated Albany, January 2, 1838 about the invasion of New York by armed force from Upper Canada and the destruction of the Caroline - 9 Column Inches ALSO, p. 3, c. 4 - "SERIOUS ASPECT OF THE UPPER CANADA REVOLT" - letters and details on the Capture of the Caroline - 30 Column Inches ALSO, p. 3, c. 5 - "MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR HEAD" to the Parliament of Upper Canada on the progress of the revolt - 32 Column Inches
• #2) February 23 Front Page, Col. 4, - “FROM THE FRONTIER” Cleveland Ohio, Troops on their way to Detroit. The Patriots crossing over from Sandusky. Col. 2 inches. Page 2, Col. 4, - “FROM THE FRONTIER” Patriots from Navy Island reported along Erie Shore. Americans requesting additional help, specifically 6 companies to preserve peace.
• #3) February 27 Front Page, Col. 4, - Correspondent, Washington Feb21/38 The Canadian Question…War or Peace? Col.2-1/2 inches. The Canadian Frontier Bill for preservation of Peace. Col 2 inches. P.2 col 5, - “LATER FROM THE FRONTIER” Detroit movements and other news. 9 col. inches.
• #4) March 6, Front Page, Col. 6,- "ATTEMPTED INVASION OF UPPER CANADA" - from the Buffalo newspaper - About 8pm on the night of February 13th several hundred men, Canada Patriots, met at Comstock's Tavern on the lake eight miles above Buffalo and Col. Warren started with a small force of regulars to meet them - within 200 yards it was seen that the road was blocked and a cry of "The regulars are coming!" was heard - much more on the retreat of the Patriots - 9 Column Inches. Front Page, Col. 7 "PROCLAMATION BY WILLIAM L. MARCY, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK" - Complete text of Marcy's Proclamation dated March 1, 1838 offering rewards for information leading to recovery or arms stolen from the arsenals at Batavia, Watertown and Elizabethtown - Front Page, Col. 7 "THE PATRIOT EXPEDITION CRUSHED" - Details on the retreat of the Patriot army from Comstock's - an encampment of 70 men with pikes under Captain Burnham - much more 5 Column Inches -
• #5) April 27, p. 4, c. 2 - SUTHERLAND - from the Toronto Patriot - some of the disclosures made by Sutherland - confession of Sutherland taken home by Sir Francis Head - the confession was to an of cer of the 24th Regiment an hour or so before Sutherland's supposed execution - more on the patriots, robbing the arsenals, etc - 9 Column Inches ALSO - p. 4, c. 4 - LORD DURHAM'S OUTFIT - said to be most costly description, 15,000 pounds already expended on plate and china - it will be worth a trip to Canada this summer to take a lesson instyle - 1 Column Inch Niagara Frontier, The British Ontario fleet has reinforced Gen. Drummond's army, attacked General Izard's army, more -1.5 Column Inches ALSO - more on Sackett's Harbour, the Northwest Lakes, and more on Canada.
• #6) June 19, Front Page, c. 1 - "FROM CANADA" - The Earl of Durham despatched Lt. Col. Grey on a special mission to Washington relative to the burning of the Sir Robert Peel steamer and to demand of the Presidency and explicit avowal of the intentions of the US - the whole Canada line is being put in a state of defence - more on the demands and the visit - 2 Column Inches ALSO - p. 2, c. 4 - "BILL JOHNSON" - a biography on William Johnson the notorious Lake Pirate - by birth from Lower Canada, brother-in-law to Col. Isaac Fraser of Upper Canada, more - 3 Column Inches ALSO - p. 4, c. 5 - "CANADA AFFAIRS" - news on the escape of Dr. Wolfred Nelson from prison in Montreal, news on Bill Johnson and the gang involved in the destruction of the Sir Robert Peel, US troops at Lewiston, indictments against W. L. Mackenzie, Thomas J. Sutherland and William Johnson, etc -16 Column inches
• #7) June 26, Front Page, c. 5 - "LORD DURHAM" - news of the arrival of Lord Durham at Montreal, critical of his dictatorial, absolute powers - a bio on "John George Lambton" follows - 8 Column Inches ALSO - Front Page, c. 2 - "ARRIVAL OF THE UPPER CANADA CONVICTS AT QUEBEC" Coldstream Guards at the disembarkation of prisoners at the wharf at Quebec - Theller and Sunderland, and other - arrived at Dalhousie gate of the Citadel - cheers for Queen and Old England, Upper Canada Volunteers, etc - 4 Column Inches
• #8) July 6 Page 2, Col.3, - Sacketts Harbor, Major General Commanding, J.N. McComb “GENERAL ORDERS No.1” Orders for the US Army to move troops to preserve the Peace in the Northern Frontier. 7-1/2 Col. inches. “FROM THE FRONTIER” Troops mobilizing and Patriot trials in Toronto for Canadian Patriots and Niagara for USA Patriots. Navy Island information.
• #9) July 31, - Front Page Center - [LORD DURHAM APPOINTMENT OF MR. TURTON TO SECOND SECRETERY TO THE GENERAL GOVERNMENT OF CANADA] - Controversy of Turton's divorce after seducing his sister-in-law, his friendship with Lord Durham, Lord Melbourne's statements on the subject, possibility of Durham or Turton resigning, Turton followed Durham to Canada - more - 7 Column Inches ALSO, Front Page, Center - [CORONATION OF QUEEN VICTORIA] - "CORONATION ITEMS" - news on Victoria's fatigue and the excitement, no visible signs of exhaustion, the prettiest sight was her "body guard" of Maids of Honor, all dressed alike, the value of the Queen's jewelry, the present Regalia of England, description of the crown she wore, details on the Coronation Medals, Coronation Peers, commentary on the procession to Westminster abbey and more - 22 Column Inches ALSO, p. 2, c. 4 - "JOHNSON, THE PIRATE OF THE LAKE" - details on the appearance of the name of William "Bill" Johnson showing up on a a U.S. Government register of of cials, why he was compensated with $365, etc - 6 Column Inches ALSO - p. 2, c. 5 - "LEGISLATIVE UNION OF UPPER AND LOWER CANADA" - a rumor clari ed concerning Lord Durham's supposed statement approving a Legislative Union - also news on Lord Durham's travel returning to Montreal from Upper Canada, etc - 2.5 Column Inches
• #10) November 13, p. 3, c. 5 - "CANADA" - news from the seat of war up to the 6th news from Montreal on the progress of the rebels - patriot prisoners at Sandwich, expected attack on St. Johns - destruction of the Princess Victoria by rebels in the wharf at Laprairie - text of the proclamation of Sir John Colborne declaring martial law in Montreal - 20 Column Inches
• #11 December 4, p. 2, c. 6 - 'THE CANADAS" - Montreal list of prisoners committed to jail on charges of high treason - all French Canadians except those under the name Americans - names of Americans only given - more on the Lt. Gov. of Upper Canada's proclamations, more - 5 Column Inches ALSO - p. 4, c. 1 - "CANADA RUMORS" - rumored uprising at River Trent Upper Canada, also one in vicinity of Niagara -1.5 Column Inches
• #12) December 18, Front Page, c. 1 - "UPPER CANADA" - "PATRIOT NEWS" - a body of about 200 Patriots from America crossed the Detroit River to Sandwich and burned buildings and the steamer Thames, repulse the British regular army, killing 60, more news of the 27th of Nov from Sandwich - 5 Column Inches ALSO - p. 2, c. 5 - "CANADA" - news of the patriots of December 4th - patriots landed opposite the barracks at Windsor - tri-color was raised at Windsor and Sandwich - more reports through the day - execution of General Von. Shoultz at Kingston - RECAPTURE OF JOHNSON and more - 8 Column Inches
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