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A city of Quebec, at the mouth of the Richelieu River. Named
Bib : Dent Last Forty Years
In northern British Columbia. =Index=: (Sir James Douglas era) ...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Simcoe's residence at Niagara, 99, 180...
Archibald Samuel George William 1777-1846 Born In Colchester
County, Nova Scotia. Studied law and practised in Nova Scotia; ...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Battalion of regular troops, 29, 105, 11...
Membertou Henry 1510?-1611 Micmac Sagamore Became A Convert To
Christianity in extreme old age. In 1604 De Monts and his band ...
Congress United States
(Lord Dorchester era) Address of, to French-Canadians, 71, 77;
(Bishop Laval era) In siege of Quebec, 230. (Count Frontenac er...
Situated at Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Founded by the
(General Brock era) Private of the 41st, gallant conduct of at ...
Issued by Napoleon, November, 1806, to the following
Council Of Assiniboia
Appointed by the Hudson's Bay Company, for the
government of t...
Marsolet Nicolas 1587-1677 Came To Canada From France About 1608
and for many years an interpreter for the Montagnais and Algonq...
Gray John Hamilton 1811-1887 Born In Prince Edward Island Entered
the army, 1831, and served for twenty-one years, retiring 1852....
(Bishop Laval era) Member of the Congregation de Notre Dame, 91...
(Count Frontenac era) Killed at Fort Loyal, two daughters taken...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Kirke's vessel before Quebec, 188, 19...
(Lord Dorchester era) His house occupied by Arnold, 111; comman...
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The Fenian Brotherhood is said to have been formed about
1858 in Ireland and the United States, the object being to liberate
Ireland from its connection with England, and establish a republic. A
history of the movement in Ireland will be found in McCarthy's History
of our Own Times, and in O'Leary's Recollections of Fenianism. Early
in 1866 the American branch of the Brotherhood planned an invasion of
Canada. The Canadian militia was called out, but the invasion was
postponed. In April, the New Brunswick border was threatened, and troops
marched to the defence of St. Andrews and St. Stephen. The Fenians
thought better of it. Late in May another party, under one O'Neil,
crossed from Buffalo to Fort Erie and advanced to Ridgeway, where they
were driven back. In 1870 the same O'Neil led his followers into Quebec,
but was again repulsed. In 1871 he made a similar attempt in the West,
but a detachment of United States troops from Fort Pembina followed,
arrested him, and dispersed his followers. An aftermath of the earlier
Fenian Raids was the murder of Thomas D'Arcy McGee (q.v.) in Ottawa,
1868. =Index=: (Sir John A Macdonald era) Claims for damages, 166-167; claims withdrawn,
175-177; irritation in Canada, 176; Imperial government assumes
responsibility for their settlement, 177; gives Imperial guarantee of
loan for public works and defence in Canada, 178, 196. (Tilley era) Influence on
Confederation, 98; history of, 99, 105-107; referred to in address in
Assembly, 102. (Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Feared by Metcalfe in 1843, 186. (George Brown Era) Threatened in
1866--influences New Brunswick electorate towards Confederation, 188.
(Sir Georges E. Cartier era) As an argument for retaining British troops in Canada, 92; Cartier's
speech on, in House, 1872, 110. =Bib.=: Somerville, Narrative of the
Fenian Invasion of Canada; Campbell, The Fenian Invasions of Canada of
1866 and 1870; Dent, Last Forty Years; Correspondence relating to
the Fenian Invasion, Ottawa, 1869; Trials of the Fenian Prisoners at
Toronto Who Were Captured at Fort Erie, C. W., in June, 1866, ed. by
George R. Gregg, and E. P. Roden; McMicken, Fenian Raid on Manitoba
(Manitoba Hist. and Sc. Society, 1888); Hannay, History of New
Brunswick; Macdonald, Troublous Times in Canada; Denison, Soldiering
in Canada and The Fenian Raid on Fort Erie.
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