Rebellion of 1837-38 in Niagara

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  • An account of the fight at St. Catharines House published in the St. Catharines Journal, March 22, 1849

    An account of the fight at St. Catharines House concerning rebellion losses claims. It was published in the St. Catharines Journal on March 22, 1849.
  • The first seven of fifteen Resolutions passed by the House of Assembly on breach of neutrality, 1838

    Resolutions passed by the House of Assembly on the subject of breach of neutrality and aggression, 1838
  • Resolutions passed by the House of Assembly on the subject of breach of neutrality and aggression, 1838

    Resolutions passed by the House of Assembly on the subject of breach of neutrality and aggression, 1838
  • Laura Dexter letter, commenting on McLeod murder trial, 1841

    A letter addressed to Mr. Edward North, Patterson, New Jersey, from Laura Dexter, dated at Whitesborough [New York], October 5, 1841. The letter makes reference to the McLeod murder trial, commenting that “McLeods trial is the all absorbing topic of the day. Our quiet, peacible village, has been under military guardianship for many weeks, by orders of our good & careful whig Governor, an armed band have patrolled our streets, breaking at intervals the still watches of the night. I am thankful that thus far the law has taken its course & McLeod is unmolested, but I fear the result if he be acquitted as many curses, both loud & deep, have gone forth against him. And a war with England instead of being deprecated, seems with some to be the great desirable.”
  • Daniel Webster letter, page 2, 1841

    This letter is addressed to Joshua A. Spencer, Esquire, Attorney of the United States for the Northern District of New York, Utica. Daniel Webster was the Secretary of State when this letter was written. The letter concerns a breach of U.S. neutrality laws.
  • Letter from Daniel Webster, 1841

    This letter is addressed to Joshua A. Spencer, Esquire, Attorney of the United States for the Northern District of New York, Utica. Daniel Webster was the Secretary of State when this letter was written. The letter concerns a breach of U.S. neutrality laws.
  • A letter from the Marshal of the Northern District of the State of New York

    Message from the President of the United States transmitting a letter from the Marshal of the Northern District of the State of New York, respecting Disturbances on the Canadian Frontier.
  • Message from U.S. President Van Buren on disturbances on the Canadian frontier, 1838

    Message from the President of the United States transmitting a letter from the Marshal of the Northern District of the State of New York, respecting Disturbances on the Canadian Frontier.
  • "The Burning of the Caroline" poem by Susanna Moodie, 1838

    The burning of the Caroline, a poem
  • Sketch of the Caroline, 1838

    Sketch of the Caroline in flames going over the Falls
  • Title page from a review of the case of Alexander McLeod, 1841

    A review of the case of Alexander McLeod: recently determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature of the state of New York (1841). Alexander McLeod, a British subject, was tried for the murder of Amos Durfee and as an accomplice in the burning of the steamer Caroline, in the Niagara River, during the Canadian rebellion in 1837-1838.
  • List of officers and dates of commissions in the Lincoln Militia, 1838

    List of officers and dates of commissions and appointments in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia including the troop of cavalry in the 4th Lincoln Militia (2 pages, handwritten), June 18, 1838.
  • Proclamation from Buffalo Mayor, 1837

    A proclamation from the Mayor of Buffalo published in "The Corrector", January 11, 1838
  • News article from "The Corrector", 1838

    A new article from "The Corrector" on the burning of the steamer "Caroline", Jan. 11, 1838
  • Banner from "The Volunteer" newspaper, 1841

    An image of the banner from William Lyon Mackenzie's newspaper "The Volunteer", July 10, 1841. The banner shows a sketch of the steamer "Caroline" at the brink of the Falls in flames, with the body of Amos Durfee in the foreground. Durfee was killed by the British during the scuffle leading up to the cutting out of the Caroline.
  • William Lyon Mackenzie

    A print of William Lyon Mackenzie
  • The Constitution newspaper, Sept. 6, 1837

    The first page of William Lyon Mackenzie's newspaper "The Constitution", Sept. 6, 1837
  • Letter from Andrew Relph to Captain Burlingame, 1838

    The letter provides detailed information about the aftermath of a failed rebellion in Upper Canada at the time, January 22, 1838.
  • A letter by J.W. Clark of Buffalo describing the events after the Caroline incident, January 15, 1838

    A letter addressed to B. Burwell, M.D., Buffalo, from J.W. Clark, dated January 15, 1838. The letter describes the events around Navy Island during the aftermath of William Lyon McKenzie’s failed rebellion in Upper Canada, when the rebels retreated to Navy Island in the Niagara River.
  • Rebellion Losses Claims in the Niagara District Belonging to Thomas Clark Street, 1847

    Rebellion Losses Claims in the Niagara District belonging to Thomas Clark Street, 2 January 1847. Contains 41 names of individuals or estates making a claim, the amount awarded to each person, and the equivalent amounts in British Pounds. The total of all the claims is £1432,17,3. The names include Adam Crysler; Isaac Tomass; Robert Slater; Richard Yeokam; Henry C. Preen; Henry Bond; Austin Morse; Thomas Wheaton; Andrew Oliphant; Adam Fralick; Thomas Patrick; John Davis; Francis Louison; Matthew Donahae; William Oldfield; George H. Wright; Thomas McClennan?; Estate of Haggai Skinner; Joseph Moore, trustee of Methodist chapel; Estate of Edgworth Ussher; George Nettle; Joseph Wynn & Job Chubbuck; John Misener; Joseph Merriam; Barnabas Johnston; Isaac Brooks; Peter Anderson; Joseph Hamilton; Thomas Panty; Lewis House; Kenneth McKenzie, husband to Charlotte Warren?; Nelson Forsyth; John Slaght, alias Slack; Frederick Smith; John Maxwell; Richard Moffate; Slade Robinson; Charles Stanton; Estate of Samuel Street of Stamford; Thomas C. Street, agent for Falls Co.; and Joseph More.
  • Letter to Colonel R. Nelles, Commander of the 4th Lincoln Militia, 1838.

    Letter to Colonel R. Nelles, Commander of the 4th Lincoln Militia from Brook Young, Lieutenant Colonel at the Brigade Office in Drummondville regarding instructions that he received from Colonel Kerley for the sedentary militia in this district to hold themselves in readiness to act at a moment’s warning if called to do so, May 27, 1838.
  • Protean image of the Caroline

    A coloured print of Niagara Falls. This is no. 7 of Morgan’s Improved Protean Scenery entitled The Great Fall of Niagara showing an image of the Falls in peace, but when held up to the light, a view of the burning and destruction of the steamship Caroline is visible.
  • Drawing, St. Catharines House on February 26, 1849

    A drawing done on paper 50cm x 45cm and mounted in a frame under glass. This is a drawing of a meeting held at the St. Catharines House on February 26, 1849. The drawing was done from memory by W. Osborn who has signed the picture on one of the pillars on the right hand side of the picture. The caption under the picture reads "Act 1st Scene 1st". There is some dialogue, "Woodruff - 'He says gentlemen, my son holds an office under Government, of 400 pounds per year - he forgot to tell you, he sold his constituents at Cornwall' - Macdonald 'You're a liar'". The artist portrays a fight breaking out and lists the characters as Boyd , Rykert, Hobdon, Foley, The Sheriff, Woodruff, J.W.O. Clarke, McDonald, Lamb, Hamilton and Hathaway. There are some very slight wrinkles and tears in the drawing. They do not affect the drawing. [Rolland MacDonald (1810-1881) represented Cornwall in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1844-1846. He was called to the bar in 1832 and set up practice in St. Catharines. The quote on the drawing concerns the constituents at Cornwall. This meeting was covered in reports in the St. Catharines Journal on: March 1, March 8, march 15 and march 22, 1849. There is also an excerpt in William Hamilton Merritt's diary noting the riot and the sketch by Osborn].
  • First Lincoln Militia Regimental orders, November 19, 1838

    A copy of First Lincoln Militia Regimental orders, dated at Niagara, 19 November 1838. The orders read as follows: “The Regiment will assemble on the Commons opposite Queen Street, on Thursday the 22nd inst. at 12 o’clock, noon; every man, including the Troop of Cavalry, Fire and Dock Companies, to be present. Any person having arms and accoutrements in possession will have them on parade. By order of the Commanding Officer. Robert Kay, Captain & Adjutant.” A handwritten note below the orders reads: “N.B. Please have the Company warned immediately.” The orders are dated during the tumultuous period of rebellions in 1837-1838 in Upper Canada.
  • Map showing the action around Navy Island during the Rebellion of 1837 and the spot where the Caroline Steamer was cut out, 1838.

    Map backed on linen, prepared by J.G. Chewett, Surveyor’s General Office. The map is a “copy from Mr. [David] Thompson’s Map of the Boundary line between Upper Canada and the United States”, showing the action around Navy Island during the Rebellion of 1837 and the spot where the Caroline Steamer was cut out. Lithographed by H.I. Castle, 1838.

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