Place Published: [London]
Date Published: 1838
Edition: 1st Edition
LIST OF 885 PERSONS CHARGED WITH TREASON IN UPPER CANADA
Canada. Return to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 8 May 1838 ; - for, RETURN of the Names and Quality or Station of the several Persons arrested in Upper Canada, and placed in Confinement in the Prisons in Toronto, and other Places in the Province, on a charge of Insurrection or Treason; the Dates of their Arrest and Discharge; and if Tried, whiter by Court Martial or Civil Courts, with the Result of such Trials severally; also, the Number in Prison at the time of the last Despatch, "Colonial Office ... James Stephen."
Parliamentary Paper No. 54, 25 February 1839. At foot of t.p.: "524."
19  pages.
TPL 2149 An exceptionally important document detailing 885 persons arrested for high treason in connection with the Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada, including those executed and those transported to prison colonies.
List of persons detained in Toronto and elsewhere on charges of insurrection and high treason listing their name, occupation, date of arrest, date of acquittal, type of trial, result of the latter, and other remarks relating to their file such as details of their movements, the legal agreements made, etc.
A total of 885 persons arrested, including 422 in Toronto, 160 in London and 43 in Niagara. Of the above number, there were 27 in prison on the 1st of November 1838.
There is a list with 61 names on page 18, “Return of Persons against whom INDICTMENTS were found for the crime of HIGH TREASON, but who Absconded, and are called upon to Surrender themselves, by the 1st day of February next, or be Outlawed”, including members of the Provincial Parliament (John Rolph, David Gibson and Charles Duncombe) and William Lyon McKenzie, the Printer.