By Lilian F. Gates
This entire ebook on William Lyon Mackenzie’s later existence focuses first at the interval 1838-1849, Mackenzie’s years in exile within the usa. It examines his contribution to the yankee political scene, together with his position in writing the structure of the kingdom of latest York. The e-book additionally chronicles Mackenzie’s existence from 1849, while he was once granted amnesty and back to Canada, to his loss of life in 1861. during this, the one accomplished examine Mackenzie’s existence, Lillian Gates bargains a meticulous account of 1 of Canada’s liveliest 19th century politicians.
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There had been no such gathering at which he had been appointed executive. 32 Certainly Van Rensselaer believed Rolph had been the chosen executive. Mackenzie also republished an article from the United States Magazine and Democratic Review entitled "History of the Recent Insurrection in the Canadas" which, referring to the change of plans from the 7th to the 4th, said that: 38 The movement [of organizing for revolt], however, went on with the expected success until it was precipitated either by the treachery or the criminal indiscretion of one of their leaders....
For the present. If you are about any preparation for invasion, pray... 159 Mackenzie made no mention in this letter of the notice he was that very day to publish in the Jeff'ersonian. 160 As has been seen, it was not Wool but Skinner who left Plattsburgh on the 21st for Watertown. It is probable that Mackenzie's interview with Skinner, the arrival of Nelson's letter of the 21st and perhaps additional information that Kingston was well prepared were what led him, at the last moment, to deter his friends from taking part in what would have been a disastrous attempt to take Fort Henry.
Translated into American terms, these same villains became the Whigs and the "monied interest" and Mackenzie continued the battle against them. Just as in Upper Canada he had attacked those churchmen who supported the provincial administration and benefited from the Clergy Reserves, so in the United States he criticized those clergy who preached submission to the established order of things. 51 In the Boston Quarterly Review Brownson had quoted at length from the writings of the Abbe de Lamennais, a liberal Catholic, and had applied the Frenchman's ideas to American society.
After the Rebellion: The later years of William Lyon Mackenzie by Lilian F. Gates