Canadian History Dictionary Rodney George Brydges Baron 1718-1792 Born In Walton-upon-thames
England. Educated at Harrow School. Entered the navy; promoted
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Objects of, 495; Mackenzie attacks...
Soissons Charles De Bourbon Comte De 1565-1612 At The Urgent
solicitation of Champlain, who was in desperate need of a power...
Casgrain Henri Raymond 1831-1904 After Studying Medicine Decided
to enter the church, and ordained a priest in 1856. In 1872, ow...
(Count Frontenac era) Cayuga chief, brought back from France by...
Barclay Thomas 1753-1830 Born In New York In 1775 Served In The
British army during the American Revolution, and in 1777 became...
Clay Henry 1777-1852 American Statesman And Orator Index : General Brock Era
His confident prediction of conquest of Canada, 215. =Bib.=: Wo...
Ridout Thomas G
(1792-1861). Born near Sorel. Removed with his
family to Niaga...
Index : William Lyon Mackenzie Era Mackenzie Advocates 104-105 Robinson Reports On 105
(Tilley era) History of, 59-71, 73-87; defeated in New Brunswic...
Jesuit missionary. Accompanied La Verendrye
on his Western exp...
Bib : Memoir In French Hist Coll Of Louisiana 2d Ser Vol
2; letters and other documents, in Margry, Decouvertes; Shea, V...
(Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Imperial Parliament repeal...
Son of a United Empire Loyalist; born at Schenectady,
on the M...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit, in charge of mission at Misco...
Howe William Viscount 1729-1814 Brother Of George Augustus
Viscount Howe (q.v.), and Admiral Lord Howe. Commanded light in...
Le Valois Father
(Bishop Laval era) Recommends Saint-Vallier to succeed Laval, 1...
Le Ber Jeanne Daughter Of Jacques Le Ber Of Montreal Index : Bishop Laval Era
Birth, baptism, and virtues of, 91; mortifications practised by...
Chedabucto Now Known As Guysborough Nova Scotia Index : Count Frontenac Era
Frontenac arrives at, 232.
(Count Frontenac era) Complete absence of, in New France,
(Count Frontenac era) Brave conduct of, in command of party aga...
La Fontaine Sir Louis-hippolyte Bart
(1807-1864). (Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) His name
associated with responsible government, ix; espouses cause of Reformers
in Lower Canada, 46; no sympathy with Rebellion, 47; his birth and
parentage, 47; education--practises law in Montreal--his marriage, 47;
in politics, 47-48; arrested for complicity in Rebellion, but released,
49; on the union, 57; opposes union of the provinces, 61; offered and
refuses solicitor-generalship, 61; meets Hincks, 63; defeated in
Terrebonne, 70; favours ministerial responsibility, 70-71; reconciled to
the union, 71; his refusal to accept office leaves French-Canadians
without representation in executive, 1841, 78, 79; elected for
York,116-117; Bagot's letter to, offering attorney-generalship of Lower
Canada, 123-124; declines appointment, 125; referred to in Draper's
speech, 127; his speech in reply to Draper, 128; takes office, 132;
attorney-general for Lower Canada, 133; re-elected in York, 134;
attitude of Tories, 139; significance of his alliance with Baldwin,
142-143; personal appearance, 147-148; attacked by London Times, 150;
relations with Metcalfe, 164-176; Kaye's description of, 169; Hincks'
comments on Kaye, 170; interview with Higginson, 172-173; his published
memorandum, 173-176; his work in the Assembly, 178-179; seconds
resolution to remove capital to Montreal, 182; his act for securing
independence of Legislative Assembly, 184; reorganization of judicial
system of Lower Canada, 184-185; resigns office, 1843, 199; interview
with Metcalfe, 201; draws up official statement of reasons for
resignation of ministers, 201-205; Metcalfe's statement, 205-209;
announces resignation in Assembly, 213; returns to practise law in
Montreal, 217; Wakefield on, 219; his health proposed at Toronto
banquet, 221; Viger's criticism of, 236; Draper on, 236; resigns as
Queen's Counsel, 250; elected in Terrebonne, 251; his proposed
resolution on use of French in the Legislature, 255; Draper's overtures
to, 258-263; his contention for responsible government, 273; seconds
Baldwin's amendment to address on responsible government, 277; his
speech, 277; elected, 1848, for both Montreal and Terrebonne, 279; forms
with Baldwin the second La Fontaine-Baldwin administration, 281, 284;
interview with Elgin, 285-286; re-elected, 286; secures a pardon for
Papineau, 288; attacked by Papineau, 289; his reply, 290-292; his bill
amending judicial system of Lower Canada, and the general law of
amnesty, 302-303; his bill for redistributing seats in the Legislature
is defeated, 303; the Rebellion Losses Bill, 303, 305-334; his political
views, 339, 340; relations with George Brown, 342; opposition of
Papineau and the Radicals, 342, 343; not in favour of secularization of
Clergy Reserves, 348; his views on Seigniorial Tenure, 350-351, 353;
votes against Mackenzie's motion for abolishing the Court of Chancery,
352; his letter to Baldwin, 353; his retirement from public life, 354;
banquet in his honour at Montreal, 1851, 354; his farewell speech,
354-357; his resignation, 357; appointed chief-justice, of Lower Canada,
and created a baronet, 358; his second marriage, 358; his death at
Montreal, Feb. 26, 1864, 358; value of his political work, 239-260. (George Brown Era)
Brought into Cabinet by Bagot, 16; dispute with Metcalfe, 19; his wise
leadership, 24; introduces resolutions on Rebellion Losses questions,
35; disintegration of old Reform party hastened by his retirement, 262.
(Lord Elgin era) Denounces Union Act, 24; accepts the union and turns it to the
advantage of his compatriots, 32; conflict with Metcalfe, 33-34; as
opposition leader, 44-45; returned in 1848, 50; his plans thwarted by
Papineau, 51, 108; forms administration with Baldwin, 52, 53; his
resolution on Rebellion Losses Bill, 67-68; takes part in the debate,
69-70; mob attacks his house and burns his library, 74; second attack by
mob, 76-77; his retirement, 1851, and dissolution of government, 85; his
part in the establishment of the parliamentary system, 90; his attitude
towards Clergy Reserves question, 102, 103, 162-164; his resignation,
104, 107; practises law, 105; becomes chief justice of Court of Appeals
of Lower Canada, 105; receives baronetcy, 105; his rank as statesman and
jurist, 105; his death, 105, 220; his conservative influence, 138; his
views on Seigniorial Tenure question, 185, 187; as a constructive
statesman, 236. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Sides against the government, 6; statesmanlike
attitude towards Union of 1841, 16; forms alliance with Baldwin, 16, 97;
forms ministry, 16; resigns, 17; called to power again in 1846, 18;
standing as a statesman, 23; his party splits in two, 25-26; protests
against Union Act of 1840, 96; his fight for ministerial responsibility,
97; long lease of power, 99; wins constitutional battle, 100; his
retirement from politics, 132. (Louis Joseph Papineau era) Refuses seat in Draper ministry, 72;
joins Papineau's party, 78; supports him in his violent attitude towards
government, 86; at meeting of Constitutional Committee, 88; his
character, 109; ridiculed by the Mercury, 123; relations with Papineau
in 1847 and after, 167-180; split in Liberal party causes retirement,
179-180; his farewell speech, 179. (Egerton Ryerson era) Forms opposition party with
Baldwin, Hincks, and others, 122. (William Lyon Mackenzie era) Addresses revolutionary meetings,
328. (Sir John A Macdonald era) Given seat in administration by Bagot, 18; resigns, 1843, 18;
attacked by extreme Reformers, 22; forms administration with Baldwin,
30; elevated to the bench, 46-47. =Bib.=: Dent, Can. Por. and Last
Forty Years; Morgan, Cel. Can.; Taylor, Brit. Am.; David,
Biographie et Portraits; Hincks, Reminiscences.
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