The Lieutenant-governors Of Upper Canada And Ontario; 1792-1899

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byDavid Breakenridge Read

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... was unexpectedly and suddenly appointed LieutenantGovernor of Upper Canada, receiving at the same time knighthood in the Hanoverian order. In the year 181G, in the period between Waterloo and his exploring tour in South America, Sir Francis married a daughter of the Honorable Hugh Somerville, sister of the Sixteenth Lord Somerville. Much speculation has been indulged in as to Sir Francis's appointment to the position of LieutenantGovernor of Upper Canada. It has even been said by some that his appointment was a mistake, and that the Head really intended for the appointment was Edmund Walker Head, who was also a member of the Board of Poor Laws Commissioners, and who some years afterwards was Governor-General of the Canadas. It can hardly be supposed, however, that the Melbourne Ministry, in power at the time the appointment was made, would be so careless as to appoint one man when another was intended. The Melbourne was a weak and falling Ministry at the time, subject at any moment to be overturned by the Radical contingent in the Commons, and if such an error had been made as appointing the wrong man to a colonial governorship, the opportunity would have been seized upon for an attack on the Ministry by their Radical supporters, which the Ministry could ill afford; and if such a mistake had been made one would think it would have leaked out. Those who have suggested that the appointment was in mistake rest their case entirely on hearsay evidence, at all times unreliable, such as would be at once ruled out in a judicial investigation, and which, in this instance, only gains importance from the fact that Sir Francis Head had no previous political experience, was not connected with any party or member of the Government, and, as said in his own narrative, had...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... was unexpectedly and suddenly appointed LieutenantGovernor of Upper Canada, receiving at the same time knighthood in the Hanove...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217953476

ISBN - 13:9780217953474

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