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Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2   By: (1791-1847)

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CANADA

AND

THE CANADIANS.

BY

SIR RICHARD HENRY BONNYCASTLE, KT.,

LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROYAL ENGINEERS AND MILITIA OF CANADA WEST.

NEW EDITION.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON: HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1849.

Frederick Shoberl, Junior, Printer to His Royal Highness Prince Albert, 51, Rupert Street, Haymarket, London.

CONTENTS

OF

THE SECOND VOLUME.

CHAPTER X.

Return to Toronto, after a flight to Lake Superior Loons natural Diving Bells Birds caught with hooks at the bottom of Niagara River Ice jam Affecting story Trust well placed Fast Steamer Trip to Hamilton Kékéquawkonnaby, alias Peter Jones John Bull and the Ojibbeways Port Credit, Oakville, Bronte, Wellington Square Burlington Bay and Canal Hamilton Ancaster Immense expenditure on Public Works Value of the Union of Canada with Britain, not likely to lead to a Repeal Mackenzie's fate Family Compact Church and Kirk Free Church and High Church The Vital Principle The University President Polk, Oregon, and Canada Page 1

CHAPTER XI.

Ekfrid and Saxonisms Greek unde derivaturs The Grand River Brantford Plaster of Paris Mohawks Dutch forgetfulness George the Third, a Republican King Church of the Indians The Five Nations A good Samaritan denies a drop of water Loafers Keep your Temper, a story of the Army of Occupation Tortoise in trouble Burford 51

CHAPTER XII.

Woodstock Brock District Little England Aristocratic Society in the Bush How to settle in Canada as a Gentleman should do Reader, did you ever Log? Life in the Bush The true Backwoods 75

CHAPTER XIII.

Beachville Ingersoll Dorchester Plank road Westminster Hall London The great Fire of London Longwoods Delaware The Pious, glorious, and immortal Memory Moncey The German Flats Tecumseh Moravian settlement Thamesville The Mourning Dove The War, the War Might against Right Cigar smoking and all sorts of curiosity Young Thames The Albion The loyal Western District America as it now is 95

CHAPTER XIV.

Intense Heat Pigs, the Scavengers of Canada Dutch Country Moravian Indians Young Father Thames Ague, a cure for Consumption Wild Horses Immense Marsh 125

CHAPTER XV.

Why Engineer officers have little leisure for Book making Caution against iced water Lake St. Clair in a Thunderstorm A Steaming Dinner Detroit river and town Windsor Sandwich Yankee Driver Amherstburgh French Canadian Politeness Courtesy not costly Good effects of the practice of it illustrated Naked Indians Origin of the Indians derived from Asia Piratical attempt and Monument at Amherstburgh Canadians not disposed to turn Yankees Present state of public opinion in those Provinces Policy of the Government Loyalty of the People 132

CHAPTER XVI.

The Thames Steamer Torrid Night "The Lady that helped" and her Stays Port Stanley Buffalo City Its Commercial Prosperity Newspaper Advertisements Hatred to England and encouragement of Desertion General Crispianus Lake Erie in a rage Benjamin Lett Auburn Penitentiary Crime and Vice in the Canadas Independence of Servants Penitentiaries unfit for juvenile offenders Inefficiency of the Police Insolence of Cabmen Carters English rule of the road reversed Return to Toronto 168

CHAPTER XVII.

Equipage for a Canadian Gentleman Farmer Superiority of certain iron tools made in the United States to English Prices of Farming Implements and Stock Prices of Produce Local and Municipal Administration Courts of Law Excursion to the River Trent Bay of Quinte Prince Edward's Island Belleville Political Parsons A Democratic Bible needed Arrogance of American politicians Trent Port Brighton Murray Canal in embryo Trent River Percy and Percy Landing Forest Road A Neck or nothing Leap Another perilous leap, and advice about leaping Life in the Bush exemplified in the History of a Settler Seymour West Prices of Land near the Trent System of Barter Crow Bay Wild Rice Healy's Falls Forsaken Dwellings 205

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