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From: "Marjorie Dubeau" <>
Subject: Re: [ONT] Patriots War and Census commentary
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 22:38:36 -0400
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From: "gilchrists" <>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 10:20 PM
Subject: [ONT] Patriots War and Census commentary
> In Summary: This is a response to a question about what was the so-called
> "Patriots War" and was it associated with the 1837 Upper Canadian
> Preamble: On the eve of a very important Canadian election, and during the
> week of both the Canada Day and St. Jean Baptiste celebrations, here we go
> with a mini Canadian History lesson ...
> Commentary: It is sad to state that even the need to answer this question
> a forum such as this is a sad statement of how poorly our Canadian history
> is taught in our schools.
> The events surrounding both 1837 rebellions is vibrant and exciting and so
> vitally important to understand the reasons behind the formation of our
> Country in 1867, and indeed some of the political situations that
> Ok, to the point - there were technically two separate events which began
> the same year and have become known as the Rebellions of 1837.
> The Upper Canada Rebellion was led by William Lyon Mackenzie, (who became
> the maternal grandfather of Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie
> The underlying causes of the Upper Canadian Rebellion against the so
> "Family Compact" are different, but yet similar to the underlying causes
> the Lower Canadian Rebellion against the so-called "Chateau Clique".
> The Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837 and 1838 was led by Louis Joseph
> Papineau, and was known in the French language as the "rebellion des
> Patriotes" (which translates into "Patriots War").
> Some of the Lower Canadian "Patriots" (as opposed to the Upper Canadian
> "Rebels") were members of the "Parti Canadien", which later became known
> the "Parti Patriote" - which is in turn one of the ancestors of the Quebec
> nationalism currently exhibited in the Parti Quebecois.
> If you do a Google Search there are several citations to the Patriots War.
> May I respectfully remind all who read this note that those known either
> "Patriots" or "Rebels" and who committed the civil disobedience and fought
> in armed battles in 1837 and 1838 were fighting for something that they
> not have, and they wanted to do what we now take for granted - have the
> right to vote in free elections.
> On Monday I implore you all to exercise one of your rights and
> responsibilities that comes with being a Canadian citizen. It matters not
> which party - and remember that you can even formally reject the ballot
> altogether, and done properly it has to be counted - it is not a
> ballot. Ask the Deputy Returning Officer what the formal rules are for
> rejecting the ballot before you proceed to the Polling Clerks.
> When you do vote may I suggest saying a silent "thank you" in tribute to
> only the Rebels and Patriots of the Rebellions of 1837 who began the
> process, but also to all those men and women who fought in any Canadian
> to preserve our freedom!
> What a marvelous way to honour and pay homage to the very ancestors and
> family members that we are trying to trace in researching our genealogies!
> And remember, that all things being equal, this will be the Canadian
> Parliament which frees the hostage post 1906 census records!
> J. Brian Gilchrist
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "R&S leetooze" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: 2004 Jun 26 11:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [ONT] 1837 Rebellion
> > Lorine:
> > You are right - I've never heard it called that here - Upper Canada
> > Rebellion - 1837 Rebellion - McKenzie Rebellion - nothing else.
> > Sher
> > >you will find lots on the Rebellion of 1837/38 (As far as I
> > >know it was only called the Patriot War in the USA, not in
> > >Canada, maybe someone else can correct me on that if I'm
> > >wrong)
> > >
> > >http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmil/
> > >
> > >Choose from the list of Wars.
> > >
> > >Lorine
> > >Lorine McGinnis Schulze
> > >
> > >* Olive Tree Genealogy (Ships Passenger Lists)
> > >http://olivetreegenealogy.com/
> > >
> > >* Naturalization Records
> > >http://naturalizationrecords.com/
> > >
> > >* USA Genealogy
> > >http://www.rootsweb.com/~ote/usa_genealogy/
> > >
> > > or
> > >
> > >
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