Canadian History Dictionary Jackson Sir Richard Downes
Served in Peninsular campaign;
commander-in-chief of forces in...
Green Benjamin 1713-1772 Accompanied The Expedition Against
Louisbourg as secretary, 1745; remained there as government sec...
Henry William Alexander 1816-1888 Joseph Howe Era Solicitor-general Nova
Scotia--becomes provincial secretary, 1856, 157; resigns from
Falkland Lucius Bentinck Viscount
Governor of Nova Scotia,
1840-1846. =Index=: (Joseph Howe era)...
Gourlay Robert Fleming 1778-1863 Born In The Parish Of Ceres
Fifeshire, Scotland. Attended St. Andrews University. Took part...
Van Buren Martin 1782-1862 Eighth President Of The United States
(Samuel de Champlain era) Commissioner in dispute between Kirke...
Etoline Adolphus Karlovich
Director of the Russian-American
colonies, 1841-1845. =Index=:...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Company's clerk at Quebec, 121, 138; ...
Fleming Sir Sandford 1827- Born At Kirkaldy Scotland Came To
Canada, 1845. Chief engineer of the Intercolonial Railway; and ...
A town in Saguenay County, Quebec, situated at the
Brought up as a draper; drifted to the West Indies,
where he h...
Bruyeres Lieutenant-colonel R E
(General Brock era) Reports on condition of forts
in Upper Can...
Bib : Cyc Am Biog Rhodes History Of The United States
Naval station, four miles from Victoria, Vancouver Island.
(Lord Dorchester era) His connection with the Walker case, 19.
La Grange-trianon Mlle De
(Count Frontenac era) Becomes wife of Frontenac, 63.
Brymner Douglas 1823-1902 Born In Scotland Came To Canada 1857
For some time editor of the Presbyterian, and associate editor ...
Meredith Sir William Collis 1812-1894 Born In Dublin Ireland
Emigrated to Canada; in 1836 called to the bar of Montreal, and...
In England. =Index=: (Lord Sydenham era) Poulett Thomson electe...
Haldimand Sir Frederick 1718-1791 Sir Frederick Haldimand Era Descent And Birth 1-3
antagonism to French nation, 3; joins Prussian army, 3; previous
military service, 5; present at battle of Mollwitz, 6; his admiration
for the king of Prussia, 6; recommended to command of second battalion,
Royal American regiment, 9; stationed at Philadelphia, 11; sent to
Albany and afterwards to southern colonies to recruit, 13; but slightly
acquainted with the English language, 15; popular in the military
profession, 15; resemblance to George Washington, 15; exchanges to
fourth battalion of Royal Americans, 17; joins expedition against
Canada, 17; wounded at Ticonderoga (Carillon), 21; in correspondence
with General Gage, 22, 23; in command at Fort Edward, 22; marches to
Oswego, 25; repulses attack of French under La Corne de St. Luc, 26;
yields precedence at Niagara to Sir W. Johnson, 27; returns to Oswego,
27; builds block-houses, 32; makes vegetable gardens for benefit of his
troops, 33; joins in attack on Fort de Levis, 36; ordered to take
possession of one of the gates of Montreal, 38; demands the French
flags, 39; remains two years at Montreal under Gage, 40; succeeds Burton
at Three Rivers, 42; promoted to rank of colonel in British army, 42;
becomes British subject, 42; divides government of Three Rivers into
four districts, 43; his proclamations, 45; his relations with Murray,
49; with his nephew, 50; his land purchases, 50, 51; on Burton's return
to Montreal, 53; again at Three Rivers, 53; suppresses irregular trading
with Indians, 54; difficulties of his position, 60; obtains leave of
absence and visits England, 61; transferred to Florida, 63; unpleasant
relations with Governor Johnstone, 65, 73; improves conditions for the
troops, 66-69; lays out gardens, 71; tries to promote agriculture among
Indian tribes, 72; surveys Mobile River and Bay, 77, 78; transferred to
St. Augustine, 78; his farm of Mon Plaisir, 78; sent back to
Pensacola, 80; his position pecuniarily burdensome, 82, 87; made major
and placed in command at New York, 83; his attitude in relation to
colonial trouble, 84, 85; visits relatives in Pennsylvania, 87;
relations with Governor Tryon, 89; his views on employment of troops in
Indian and civil disturbances, 89, 90, 92; foresees civil war, 98;
summoned by Gage to Boston, 102; his property in New York stolen or
destroyed, 103; recalled to England, 105; his reception there, 106; made
inspector-general of forces in West Indies, and raised to rank of
general in America and lieutenant-general in the army, 107; receives
L3000 to cover past outlays, 107; appointed governor of Canada, in
succession to Carleton, 113; visits Yverdun, 113, 116; his reception at
Quebec, and at Montreal, 117, 119; receives news of a treaty between
France, Spain, and the revolted colonies, 124; fortifies post on
Carleton Island, 124; his distrust of French-Canadians, 127, 128; issues
letters of marque, 130; improves mail service with England, 131; his
report to Lord George Germaine, 132-143; his policy with the Indians,
147, 259; opens letter addressed by Guy Johnson to Germaine, 155;
reprimanded, 156; his efforts to keep peace between rival officers,
157-159; prohibited trading by officials, 162; on the value of Indian
allies, 164; negotiates with Washington for Henry Hamilton's release
from prison, 169; his later opinion of Indians in battle, 170;
disapproves the savagery of Butler's Indians, 170; suspends Allsopp,
member of Council, for sedition, 175; surrounded by spies, 175;
disagreements with Council, 176-178; prohibits exportation of grain,
177; befriends Ursuline nuns, 179; his rules of conduct, 179; sends back
two priests from France, 181; strengthens fortifications of Quebec, 183;
causes canals to be made at Coteau du Lac and Cascades, 185; visit to
Montreal and benefactions to its institutions, 186; greatly mortified by
despatch hinting that, in case of extreme danger, Carleton might be sent
to take command, 188; desires to resign his post, 189; concerned at
sympathy of leading French-Canadians with the French in the war, 190;
takes census, 190; founds library at Quebec, 190; exercises a certain
censorship of press, 191; his proclamations, 192; consents to remain in
Canada till conclusion of peace, 194; his cautious attitude in
connection with the Vermont question, 200, 208, 211, 212; breaks off
negotiations, 217; his instructions regarding vaccination, 230;
exercises fatherly care over his officers, 236; his opinion of Canadian
horses, 245; his resemblance in character to Washington, 250; receives
Baron Steuben at Sorel, 259; declines to surrender western forts, 260;
assists the North West Company, 261; his advice to home government
respecting western posts, 262; opposed to idea of military settlement in
eastern townships, 264; efforts on behalf of Loyalists, 265; the founder
of Ontario, 271; his unpopularity, 273; has to grapple with treasonable
intrigues, 273-282; admissions in his favour by French-Canadian
authorities, 291, 292; the kindness of his disposition, 293-296;
godfather to two of Baron Riedesel's children, 296, 299; his physical
ailments, 299; his garden at Quebec, 299; his regard for the Riedesels,
299-304; his departure from Canada, 309; arrested at suit of Du Calvet,
310; bailed by his nephew, 311; receives Order of the Bath, 313, 322;
promoted to be general in America, 313; his papers in the Archives in
Ottawa, 319; Dr. Brymner's opinion of, 320; his diary, 321; the king's
high regard for him, 321, 322; the queen's, 322, 336; characteristics,
323-329; his opinion of Lord Amherst, 326; on friendly terms with Lord
Sydney, 326; his hospitality to Canadians, 327; meets Sir Guy Carleton,
in London, 330; his opinions of various persons, 332, 333; notes from
his diary, 333-340; poor opinion of the French, 335; goes to
Switzerland, 336; returns to London, 337; his death, 340; his will,
340-343; memorial tablet to, in Westminster Abbey, 346; his devotion to
British interests, 347. (General Brock era) His able administration of the government
of Canada, 37; first canals made under his orders, 48. (Lord Dorchester era) His valuable
papers, 7; news received of his appointment as governor, 183; his
unwillingness to accept post, 183; arrival of, 189; exchange of
prisoners made by, 207. (Lord Elgin era) Constructs St. Lawrence canals, 97. =Bib.=:
Kingsford, History of Canada; Lucas, History of Canada; Bradley,
The Making of Canada; Dict. Nat. Biog.; Haldimand Papers (Canadian
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