The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), July 6, 1843

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Beauharnois Troubles - One of the Beauharnois canal rioters was brought into town yesterday, escorted by a party of the volunteer cavalry. His name is Neil M'Culloch, and there is evidence to show that he is one of those who took a prominent part in the riotous proceedings. He was seen in front of Grant's Hotel, at the time the military were drawn up, and his conduct then and before was such as to point him out as a ringleader. This man was working at the time of his arrest, on Mr. Elliott's contract, and it was feared that some difficulty would be experienced in securing him. This task, however, was undertaken by Mr. Graton, of the police force, who succeeded in getting him away, in the presence of a large body of his countrymen who seemed inclined, at first, to make some resistance.

Strong hopes are entertained that, when the ringleaders are removed, things will proceed quietly. A great many of the worst characters have left the neighborhood altogether peaceably disposed, and heartily to repent of their folly. For this they have good cause, as we understand that many of them have suffered severely from the suspension of the works. To such extremities have they been reduced, that strong bodied men have offered to work for 1s 3d a day, or, in fact, for any thing to give them food. The loss which they have incurred, by the non-payment of wages, in consequence of the suspension of most of the contracts, is stated to amount to nearly £11,000.

We are glad to hear, however, that it is expected that all the contracts will be resumed on Monday next. - Mont. Courier, June 29

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), July 6, 1843