The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), December 21, 1843


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And Yet Another Riot On The Welland Canal - We have been informed by David Thorburn, Esquire, who has just left here, in company with Mr. Power, for the scene of the outrage, that a serious riot occurred yesterday, (Friday), afternoon, a few miles above Port Robinson, where a considerable number of men, who had commenced work at half a dollar a day, with an understanding that their wages should be raised, on the first January, to five York shillings - an arrangement which, we believe, is to take effect throughout the whole line - were attacked by a large party of those who had struck for higher wages, and driven off. Our informant was not in possession of any other particulars, then that several shots were fired by the rioters, and that Mr. Moore, a contractor, was very seriously if not dangerously wounded; but whether by firing or otherwise he was not informed. A portion of the colored troops at Port Robinson had promptly repaired to the spot.


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Date of Original:
December 21, 1843
Local identifier:
GLN.4124
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Peter Warwick
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), December 21, 1843