Edits, Ordonnances Royaux, Declarations Et Arrets Du Conseil D'Etat Du Roi Concernant Le Canada; Imprimes Sur Une Adresse de L'Assemblee Legislative Du Canada

Edits, Ordonnances Royaux, Declarations Et Arrets Du Conseil D'Etat Du Roi Concernant Le Canada; Imprimes Sur Une Adresse de L'Assemblee Legislative Du Canada

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... a calamity; and although the hourly increasing force at Navy Island was threatening us with imminent danger, yet so long as we could possibly refrain from dislodging it by force, it was evident to me that I was working out a moral triumph of inestimable value to mankind. Ever since my arrival in Canada I had been occupied in a chemical analysis of the comparative advantages between monarchical and republican institutions, in the result of which the civilized world was not only deeply interested, but was already more or less involved. Many great and good men in all countries were, I knew, looking to the Continent of America for the solution of The problem upon which the continuance of the governments of Europe and the destiny of millions, born as well as unborn, must eventually depend; and now what was the evidence that the two opposite shores of the Niagara river offered to these political inquirers? Why, on the one side the citizens of the republic, destitute of respect either for their own laws or for the laws of nations, had invaded and were preparing to massacre and plunder a neighbouring people with whom they were at peace, and who had offered them not the slightest cause for offence: and secondly, a Government, if such it can be called, openly declaring that it had not power to protect its own arsenals from plunder, and that it was utterly incompetent to restrain its people. On the other side of the river were to be seen assembled men of various races and colours, Scotch, Irish, English, native Canadians, the red children of the forest, and lastly, the black population of the province. Ever since the retirement of the Queen's troops, the whole of these men had virtually been invested with absolute independence, either to continue...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236762223
  • 9781236762221