Tecumseh's Bones by Guy St-Denis

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And the establishment of a branch committee. "50 Despite this heartening development, the pace of the monument drive faltered as the topic became increasingly hackneyed. In September of 1841, a meeting was held at Chatham in support of the project, but several representatives from Sandwich and Amherstburg were soon at odds with their hosts. "51 Lacroix, who was a surveyor of highways, was also the tireless promoter of a new line of road between Windsor and Chatham. "5i A year later, when he saw the subscription drive beginning to wane, Lacroix decided to make a pitch for the pledges: "I ...

36 But there was no mistaking the real culprit. It was America. 38 But even as the editor resigned himself and his readers to more of the same abuse, a reaction to the perceived aggression of the United States was beginning to mount. It came in the form of a consensus that Brock's Monument must be rebuilt, which was followed soon after by plans for a public show of support on Queenston Heights at the end of July 1840. "39 Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed and, on 30 July upward of 10,000 people assembled around the base of the shattered monument, where they listened to one prominent speaker after another deliver stirring accounts of Brock's gallantry.

I was in too much of a hurry, when he was advancing upon me, to ask him his name, or inquire after the health of his family. I fired as quick as convenient, and he fell. "11 In Upper Canada, where there was no political gain to be had from Tecumseh's death, the great chief's memory - while revered - attracted far less attention. This situation soon changed as news of the Yankee fellow's vandalism made the rounds early in the summer of 1840. "13 The editor had a point. 14 In April of 1840, about two months before the Yankee fellow paid his visit to the battlefield, Richardson travelled overland from Montreal to Sandwich.

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