Publisher: Province of Upper Canada
Date Published: 1836
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
14-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches, was folded now flat, soiled, seal is very faded but affixed, otherwise good condition. Signed and initialed by Francis Bond Head. Also signed by Duncan Cameron and Robert S. Jameson.
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William Markle of the Township of Flamborough West in the County of Halton in the District of Gore, Yeoman as a Private in a flank Company of the Second Regiment of York Militia his heirs and assigns for ever; All that parcel or tract of land issue in the Township of Enniskillen in the County of Kent in the Western District in our said Province, containing by a measurement one hundred acres….
Hon. Duncan Cameron, a Toronto banker Provincial Secretary of Upper Canada from 1817-1838.
Robert Sympson Jameson. A member of the English bar. Reporter in Lord Eldon's Court, 1824. Married Anna Brownell Murphy [Anna Jameson], 1826. Judge in the Island of Dominica, 1829; retired, 1833, and returned to England. Appointed attorney-general of Upper Canada by the Imperial government, 1833, and took up his residence at York. Called to the bar of Upper Canada, 1833. Member of the Assembly, 1835-1837. Appointed vice-chancellor of the Court of Equity. Died in Toronto, 1854.
Sir Francis Bond HEAD. In December 1835 Francis Bond Head was named to succeed Sir John Colborne as lieutenant governor of Upper Canada. Head after appointing three reformers to the Executive Council only have them quit and then dissolved the Assembly and calling an election in 1836 which he directly directly participated in aggressively canvasing for the Tories.
"Head's appeal was direct and simple: a vote for the Conservatives [Tories] was a vote for loyalty, order and prosperity. A vote for the Reformers represented only disloyalty and the menace of "outside intervention." He never explained what this might be, but he likely meant either American or French Canadian interference. In the name of the loyal militia he taunted, "Let them come, if they dare!" Head's fear-mongering electioneering won the day: Tories elected 44; Reformers elected 18.
Head had also threatened the loss of the basic necessities of life when he repeatedly reminded the electors that "if you dispute with me you will only quarrel with your bread and butter." While he may not have "stolen the election" his unprecedented involvement in the political process and his uncompromising hostility towards the Reformers resulted in a rift and a rage in the province that led directly to the Rebellion of 1837." quoted from Upper Canada History web site.
Good. Item #4688