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Wilmot and Tilley   By: (1842-1910)

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THE MAKERS OF CANADA

EDITED BY

DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT, F.R.S.C., PELHAM EDGAR, PH.D., AND, WILLIAM DAWSON LE SUEUR, B.A., LL.D., F.R.S.C.

WILMOT AND TILLEY

[Illustration: L. A. Wilmot]

THE MAKERS OF CANADA

WILMOT AND TILLEY

BY

JAMES HANNAY

EDITION DE LUXE

TORONTO MORANG & CO., LIMITED 1907

Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada in the year 1907 by Morang & Co., Limited, in the Department of Agriculture

Transcriber's Notes:

Unique page headings have been retained, placed within {braces} and positioned before the relevant paragraphs. Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. Variant spellings have been retained. Inconsistent hyphenation has been standardised. The oe ligature is represented by [oe].

CONTENTS

LEMUEL ALLAN WILMOT

CHAPTER I Page ANCESTRY AND EARLY LIFE 1

CHAPTER II EARLY EFFORTS FOR REFORM 13

CHAPTER III WILMOT IN THE LEGISLATURE 31

CHAPTER IV WILMOT AS A DELEGATE TO THE COLONIAL OFFICE 41

CHAPTER V LORD JOHN RUSSELL ON TENURE OF OFFICE 57

CHAPTER VI THE READE APPOINTMENT 67

CHAPTER VII WILMOT'S VIEWS ON EDUCATION 83

CHAPTER VIII THE DEMAND FOR RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT 99

CHAPTER IX THE VICTORY IS WON 113

CHAPTER X JUDGE AND GOVERNOR 131

SIR LEONARD TILLEY

CHAPTER I EARLY LIFE AND BUSINESS CAREER 143

CHAPTER II ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATURE 159

CHAPTER III THE PROHIBITORY LIQUOR LAW 171

CHAPTER IV REFORM AND PROGRESS 183

CHAPTER V THE INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY 195

CHAPTER VI THE MOVEMENT FOR MARITIME UNION 201

CHAPTER VII THE QUEBEC CONFERENCE 215

CHAPTER VIII DEFEAT OF CONFEDERATION 231

CHAPTER IX TILLEY AGAIN IN POWER 239

CHAPTER X THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT 253

CHAPTER XI THE FIRST PARLIAMENT OF CANADA 269

CHAPTER XII FINANCE MINISTER AND GOVERNOR 277

INDEX 293

LEMUEL ALLAN WILMOT

CHAPTER I

ANCESTRY AND EARLY LIFE

The contest for responsible government which was carried on in all the provinces of British North America for so many years resembled in some of its features a modern battle, where the field of operations is so wide that it is impossible for a general to cover it with his eye or to keep control of all the movements of his subordinates. In such a case, everything depends on the ability of the generals who command the different army corps, who, operating in remote parts of the field, must take the responsibility of success or failure. The two Canadas were so far removed from New Brunswick, and the means of communication were so poor, that there was but little help, even in the way of suggestion, to be expected from them, while the contest for responsible government was being carried on... Continue reading book >>




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