Canadian History Dictionary Connell Charles
(Tilley era) Resigns as postmaster-general, New Brunswick,
Somerville Alexander 1811-1885 Born In Scotland Served In The
regular army. Came to Canada, 1858. Took up newspaper work; for...
(Lord Dorchester era) Presided over department of Loyalist clai...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Wife of Nicolas Rivert, 146.
(Count Frontenac era) Commandant of Fort Pemaquid, fires on Ind...
Montgomery John 1783-1879 Born In Gagetown New Brunswick
Accompanied his father to York about 1799, where he settled. Se...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Member of Roberval's expedition, exec...
Drummond Lewis Thomas 1813-1882 Born In Londonderry Ireland Came
to Canada with his mother, 1825. Educated at Nicolet College; s...
Carver Jonathan 1732-1780 Born At Stillwater New York Joined The
company of rangers raised by John Burk of Northfield, 1756-1757...
Portland Railway Convention
(Wilmot era) Its object to secure a shorter route
to Europe, 1...
Aylmer Matthew Whitworth Baron 1775-1850 Entered The Army 1787
served in the West Indies, in Holland, and in the Peninsula und...
Born in Connecticut. In 1759 served under Sir William
Heath General William 1737-1814 Lord Dorchester Era Commissioner On American Side
for exchange of prisoners, 208. =Bib.=: Cyc. Am. Biog.
Cartwright Richard 1759-1815 Born At Albany New York On The
outbreak of hostilities with the mother country came with his p...
(Sir Georges E. Cartier era) As an orator, 7; influence on Cart...
(Lord Elgin era) Measures for their relief, 1847-1848, 46-47;
(John Graves Simcoe era) Surveyor-general, Upper Canada, 178.
Erskine David Montagu Second Baron 1776-1855 General Brock Era British
minister at Washington, premature announcement of, with respect...
(Lord Dorchester era) Magistrate, strong anti-military feeling ...
(Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson era) Chief factor, 1851, 228; la...
Du Calvet Pierre
Under the French regime engaged in the fur trade,
and, having acquired considerable wealth, remained in the colony after
the conquest. In 1764 made a magistrate and justice of the peace.
Vigorously opposed an ordinance of 1770 regulating the administration of
justice, and on several subsequent occasions clashed with the executive
authority. Suspected by Haldimand of having been in secret
correspondence with the United States, and arrested in September, 1780;
from November, 1780, to May, 1783, kept in confinement without the
opportunity of a legal trial. In 1784 went to England, where he
denounced Haldimand and sought redress before the British ministry. In
this connection published an "Appel a la Justice de l'Etat," setting
forth his personal grievances, but concluding with a carefully prepared
plan of government, which was considered as the basis for that adopted
in the Constitutional Act of 1791. Complaints were not favourably
received, and returned to Canada. In March, 1786, left New York for
London on board the Shelburne, which is supposed to have been lost
with all on board. =Index=: (Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Arrested on suspicion of treason,
279-280; evidence against, 281; his resentment against Haldimand, 282;
being released, enters action against him, 283; his memorial to Lord
Sydney, 284-288; his misstatements, 288; supported in his action against
Haldimand by Maseres, 290; demands a Legislative Assembly and the
Habeas Corpus Act, 291; drowned at sea, 292; praised by Frechette,
292; blames Mabane for ill will of Haldimand, 305; serves writ against
Haldimand, 310. =Bib.=: Morgan, Cel. Can.; Cyc. Am. Biog.; Shortt
and Doughty, Constitutional Documents of Canada. For full titles of
his Appel a la Justice de l'Etat, and The Case of Pierre Du Calvet,
see Morgan, Bib. Can. See also Haldimand, Sir Frederick.
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