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DJB01150 Crisis in the Canadas 1838-1839: The Grey Journals and Letters

DJB01150 Crisis in the Canadas 1838-1839: The Grey Journals and Letters

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Part Number:DJB01150

Author: Ormsby, William
Publisher: The MacMillan Company
Year Published: 1964
Subcategory: History / Canada / General
Pages: 244
Format: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 770510191
Signed: No
Condition Rating: Like new, no creases, no spine breakage

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Summary: While Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Grey was in Canada he undertook a special diplomatic mission to Washington on behalf of his brother-in-law, Lord Durham; accompanied Lord Durham on brief visits to Upper Canada; and he participated in the suppression of the second rebellion in Lower Canada.\n\nGrey's narrative of the events that transpired during his term of duty is unique. He was intelligent and acutely observant. His intimate knowledge of the Durham family permitted him to add much valuable detail to his descriptions, but since he was not a member of Durham staff, and not in his confidence, he could record a freely and from a detached viewpoint. Grey's account of his interview with President Van Buren and his report of the crushing of the second rebellion have a vitality to be found only in eyewitness accounts. One can also visualize the patterns of daily life in Montreal at that time from his comments.

In Store Location: Bookcase 84 - Canadian History 1,

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