The Seventh Report from the Select Committee of The House of Assembly of Upper Canada on Grievances
MACKENZIE, W. L.
Title continues: "To whom were referred Lord Viscount Goderich's Despatch to His Excellency Sir John Colborne, of the 8th November, 1832. To which is added, the report from the same committee, on the petition of William Forsyth, late proprietor of the Niagara Falls Pavilion." Lt.-Gov. Francis Bond Head referred to this book as "Mr. Mackenzie's heavy book of lamentations" and stated that "there exist in this book more than three times as many gross falsehoods as pages!" William Lyon Mackenzie, who called the lieutenant governor "Sir Francis Bone Head," published this volume to present the grievances against the Family Compact that caused the Rebellion of 1837. This book is the most important public document exposing the condition of Upper Canada in the 1830s until The Durham Report came out in 1839. David Thorburn represented part of Lincoln in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1835 to 1844 as a Reformer.
Publisher: M. Reynolds
Edition: 2000 copies ordered printed by the House of Assembly
Date Published: 1835
Place Published: Toronto
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: , 76, 2, li, 372, vi, 26, v p. 23 cm. Rebound in quarter leather with marbled paper boards. New endpapers. Ink inscription on a front endpaper states "To Mr. Thomas [Larkin?] from His friend DAvid Thorburen M.P. with His Compliments, 8 April 1835." First leaves have repaired edges and dampstains. Some small tears and foxing throughout.