The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), November 16, 1843

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Riots Along The Canal - Within these few days past there has been some serious trouble among the Irish laborers, along the Welland Canal. We are not in possession of particulars, but have learned, incidentally, that a fracas occurred lately, between some Corkonians and Connaught men in which several were so badly beaten, that one of them died soon after, and was buried here; and another is not expected to survive. The first was disinterred, a few days afterwards, and a coroner's inquest held, on view of the body, but we have not heard the result - most probably it will be, "murder, by some person or persons unknown." There are a great many laborers out of employ just now - they having quit work, in consequence of the contractors reducing their wages to half a dollar per day, and also by the stopping of the work on the locks.

Since the above was in type we have been informed that the verdict of the jury was "that the deceased came to his death, by reason of a blow on his head, supposed, with a stone, from some person unknown."

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), November 16, 1843