The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 12, 1843

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The Board Of Works - It was observed recently, by one of the journalists of Quebec, that an angel of light would not escape calumny, if chairman of the Board of Works. The observation we thought a little strong because angels never accept places of profit and emolument, unless we greatly mistake. But of one thing we felt convinced that if the journalist in question had said that no man, however pure or however capable, if placed in that office, would escape calumny, he would have said nothing but the truth. And the proof is before us in the Hon. H.H. Killaly, a very able civil engineer, of great experience, an indefatigable officer, a scholar, a gentleman, and a man of honor: he has been so much abused as a man can well be, and accused most boldly, of conduct in the discharge of his duties, of the most shameful character.

The making of the Beauharnois Canal on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, has been the ruin which he brought down the copious showers of bilge water on his head. His assailants - who are they? It is a little curious that they chiefly live on the north south! - That they, chiefly, own acres where, were the canal on the north shore, it was expected to run! It is a little curious - is it not good reader! - whereon lies Mr. Killaly's offence. - Mont. Mss.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 12, 1843