The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 22, 1843


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Beauharnois Riots - We learn from a gentleman who left the scene of the late melancholy occurrences, yesterday morning, that no renewal of outrage had been attempted up to the hour of his departure. Elliott was not yet dead, though still despaired of. Mr. Grant was recovering fast from the painful effects of the blow inflicted on his skull and his jaw. The Corner's Inquest was not concluded, at nine o'clock on Thursday night. Our informant states that scarcely a laborer was to be seen and that his curiosity being aroused by that fact he went, on Thursday afternoon, a long distance along the line of the work to see what had become of them; he could see no one. On Friday morning he again went into the country full two miles and back, seeing not above a dozen of the canallers, and these mostly walking listlessly along with a spade or shovel over their shoulder. As the late rioters are known to be now in possession of arms and ammunition in abundance, fears are entertained that they are concerting some fresh plan of aggression. The canal will have to be suspended - to the incalculable injury of the public and the ruin of the neighborhood, where it caused an outlay of about £500 per day. - Trans., June 17


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Date of Original:
June 22, 1843
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GLN.4237
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), June 22, 1843