Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 5

Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...Contrccceur and appointed commander of the Indian auxiliaries, and in that capacity he rendered great services in Baron Dicskau's expedition. He was subsequently killed in the action where Whiting's regiment was routed. Saint Pierre's account of his journey to the Rocky mountains is preserved in the National library of Paris, and has been published in the collection of John Gilmary Shea (New York, 1862). It is entitled "Memoire ou journal sommaire de Jacques Legardeur de Saint Pierre." ST. REAL, Joseph RemI Vallieres de, Canadian jurist, b. in Markham, Upper Canada (or, according to some accounts, in Quebec), 1 Oct., 1787; d. in Montreal, 17 Feb., 1847. He went to reside with an uncle in Quebec, where his aptitude for learning attracted the attention of Bishop Plessis, who took the boy to reside with him, and personally superintended his education. He afterward studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1812, and began practice in Quebec. In 1813 he was elected to the assembly for the county of Champlain, and at once allied himself with the Canadian party in the house, then engaged in a struggle for what they regarded as constitutional liberty. During the absence of M. Papineau on a mission in England, he was chosen speaker of the assembly, and during the administration of Sir James Kempt, in 1828, was appointed judge of the district of Three Rivers, where he remained for several years. Sir Charles Bagot appointed him chief justice of Montreal in 1842. From that time until his death he was infirm in health. In 1839 the governor of Canada, Sir John Colborne, had requested Judge De St. Real to grant a writ of habeas corpus in the case of Judges Panet and Bedard, suspended by Sir John some time before. Judge De St. Ileal refused, and was in...show more

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  • 9781236492098