The History of Canada: From Its First Discovery to the Present Time

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McMullen & Company, 1868 - Canada - 613 pages
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Contents

Earthquake in Canada 5th Feb 1663
43
The Mohawk villages destroyed by the French
49
He is murdered by his followers
55
French and Indians destroy Schenectady and massacre the inhabitants
69
Winthrop retreats from Lake Champlain
73
De Frontenac marches against the Iroquois and attacks the Onondagas
79
Settlement of DetroitDeath of De Callieres
85
Treaty of UtrechtNewfoundland and Nova Scotia ceded to Great
92
Capture of Louisburg by the militia of Massachusetts led by William
99
De la Jonquiere assumes the Government of Canada
105
Virginia claims the valley of the Ohio is resisted by the French
112
The British drive the French from the Acadian Isthmus
119
France and England declare war against each otherCondition
125
Lord Loudon prepares to besiege Louisburg
131
Capture of Louisburg 13 7
138
and captures it
144
General Prideaux advances against Niagara He is killed and
150
Amherst places his army in winter quarters
156
The British ascend to the Plains of Abraham
168
Death of Montcalm
174
The British under Murray are defeated
180
Ambers captures the French fort at Ogdensburg
183
Vast territory ceded to Great Britain
190
The British inhabitants desire a House of Assembly
197
Montgomery captures Fort St John
203
They are driven out of Canada
209
Lord Dorchester again appointed Governor 1786
215
General Prescott appointed Governor 1796
222
The Canadian newspaper is suppressed and persons imprisoned
229
selects Toronto fur his capital
236
political parties in Upper Canada
243
Administration of Mr Gore 1806He attaches himself to the Family
245
Sir George Prevost becomes Govemorinchief
257
The Americans carry Queenston Heights
264
CHAPTER XIV
270
Fort George captured by the AmericansProctor defeats the Americans
276
Operations of the fleets on Lake Ontario
282
Americans defeated at Chryslers Farm
290
First agitation against the Clergy Reserves 1817
339
Robert Gourlay is tried for libel and acquitted
345
His position as a clergyman and politician 35
352
Mackenzie enters public life First Reform Assembly
358
Presbyterians claim a share of the Clergy Reserves
364
Mackenzie is expelled the House 379
379
CHAPTER XIX
385
House of Commons committee report unfavourably to the demands of
391
State of public feelingalarm
399
Condition of Lower Canada before the Conquest
405
Union the true policy of united Canada
413
Wetheral attacks St CharlesRebels defeated
420
Govemment of the Earl of Durham 1838
424
CHAPTER XXI
431
He dissolves ParliamentReform Party defeated at General Election
440
Rebellion commencesMackenzie threatens Toronto
447
The loyal militia march to save Toronto
453
Patriots driven from Point Pelee Island
461
Patriots are defeated at SandwichPrince orders prisoners to be shot
467
Depressed financial condition of Upper Canada
473
His speech opening Upper Canada Legislature
480
The Assemblys address to the Queen
487
Government of Lord Sydenham continuedSettlement of the Clergy
492
he leans to the Conservative
499
Reformers obtain a majority at general election
505
Lord Elgin is attackedhis carriage broken
511
Great Fire at MontrealThe Legislature assembles at QuebecRecipro
518
Termination of Lord Elgins administration
530
His favour with the Reform Party
535
First appearance in Parliament of Thomas DArcy MGhee
541
Intense bitterness of partyspirit on the subject
547
Cise of the fugitive slave Anderson
553
Opening of the session of 1862
559
Meeting of the new Parliament
566
Formation of a short coalition government 57
572
Progress of the American Rebellion
576
Another great fire at QuebecTrials of the captured Fenians
588
Constitution of the dominion of Canada
605

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