Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years: An Autobiography
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Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years: An Autobiography

By Samuel Thompson
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  • REMINISCENCES
    • OF A
  • Canadian Pioneer.
    • REMINISCENCES
      • OF A
    • OF A
  • CANADIAN PIONEER
    • FOR
    • THE LAST FIFTY YEARS.
      • AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
        • BY
      • BY
    • AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
      • BY
    • BY
    • SAMUEL THOMPSON,
      • Formerly Editor of the "Toronto Daily Colonist," the "Parliamentary Hansard," &c., &c.
      • Toronto:
    • Formerly Editor of the "Toronto Daily Colonist," the "Parliamentary Hansard," &c., &c.
    • Toronto:
    • HUNTER, ROSE & COMPANY.
      • MDCCCLXXXIV.
    • MDCCCLXXXIV.
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
    • REMINISCENCES
      • OF
    • OF
  • A CANADIAN PIONEER.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • THE AUTHOR'S ANTECEDENTS AND FORBEARS.
    • THE AUTHOR'S ANTECEDENTS AND FORBEARS.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • HISTORY OF A MAN OF GENIUS.
    • HISTORY OF A MAN OF GENIUS.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • SOME REMINISCENCES OF A LONDON APPRENTICE.
    • SOME REMINISCENCES OF A LONDON APPRENTICE.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • WESTWARD, HO!
    • WESTWARD, HO!
    • CHAPTER V.
      • CONNEMARA AND GALWAY FIFTY YEARS AGO.
    • CONNEMARA AND GALWAY FIFTY YEARS AGO.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • MORE SEA EXPERIENCES.
    • MORE SEA EXPERIENCES.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • UP THE ST. LAWRENCE.
    • UP THE ST. LAWRENCE.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • MUDDY LITTLE YORK.
    • MUDDY LITTLE YORK.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • A PIONEER TAVERN.
    • A PIONEER TAVERN.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • A FIRST DAY IN THE BUSH.
    • A FIRST DAY IN THE BUSH.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • A CHAPTER ON CHOPPING.
    • A CHAPTER ON CHOPPING.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • LIFE IN THE BACKWOODS.
    • LIFE IN THE BACKWOODS.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • SOME GATHERINGS FROM NATURAL HISTORY.
    • SOME GATHERINGS FROM NATURAL HISTORY.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • OUR REMOVAL TO NOTTAWASAGA.
    • OUR REMOVAL TO NOTTAWASAGA.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • SOCIETY IN THE BACKWOODS.
    • SOCIETY IN THE BACKWOODS.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • MORE ABOUT NOTTAWASAGA AND ITS PEOPLE.
    • MORE ABOUT NOTTAWASAGA AND ITS PEOPLE.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • A RUDE WINTER EXPERIENCE.
      • THE TRAPPER.
    • A RUDE WINTER EXPERIENCE.
    • THE TRAPPER.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • THE FOREST WEALTH OF CANADA.
    • THE FOREST WEALTH OF CANADA.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • A MELANCHOLY TALE.
    • A MELANCHOLY TALE.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • FROM BARRIE TO NOTTAWASAGA.
    • FROM BARRIE TO NOTTAWASAGA.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • FAREWELL TO THE BACKWOODS.
      • "COME TO THE WOODS."[8]
    • FAREWELL TO THE BACKWOODS.
    • "COME TO THE WOODS."[8]
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • A JOURNEY TO TORONTO.
    • A JOURNEY TO TORONTO.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • SOME GLIMPSES OF UPPER CANADIAN POLITICS.
    • SOME GLIMPSES OF UPPER CANADIAN POLITICS.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • TORONTO DURING THE REBELLION.
    • TORONTO DURING THE REBELLION.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • THE VICTOR AND THE VANQUISHED.
    • THE VICTOR AND THE VANQUISHED.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • RESULTS IN THE FUTURE.
    • RESULTS IN THE FUTURE.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • A CONFIRMED TORY.
    • A CONFIRMED TORY.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • NEWSPAPER EXPERIENCES.
    • NEWSPAPER EXPERIENCES.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • LORD SYDENHAM'S MISSION.
    • LORD SYDENHAM'S MISSION.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • TORIES OF THE REBELLION TIMES.
      • ALDERMAN GEORGE T. DENISON, SEN.
      • ALDERMAN DIXON.
      • THE POOR MAN'S CHURCH.
    • TORIES OF THE REBELLION TIMES.
    • ALDERMAN GEORGE T. DENISON, SEN.
    • ALDERMAN DIXON.
    • THE POOR MAN'S CHURCH.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • MORE TORIES OF REBELLION TIMES.
      • EDWARD G. O'BRIEN.
      • JOHN W. GAMBLE.
    • MORE TORIES OF REBELLION TIMES.
    • EDWARD G. O'BRIEN.
    • JOHN W. GAMBLE.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • A CHOICE OF A CHURCH.
    • A CHOICE OF A CHURCH.
    • HYMN FOR EASTER.
      • "CHRIST IS RISEN."[14]
    • "CHRIST IS RISEN."[14]
    • THE SINNER'S COMPLAINT AND CONSOLATION.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • THE CLERGY RESERVES.
    • THE CLERGY RESERVES.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • A POLITICAL SEED-TIME.
    • A POLITICAL SEED-TIME.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • "THE MAPLE LEAF."
      • EMMELINE.
    • "THE MAPLE LEAF."
    • EMMELINE.
    • CHANGES OF AN HOUR
      • ON LAKE ERIE.
      • A CANADIAN ECLOGUE.
      • ZAYDA.
    • ON LAKE ERIE.
    • A CANADIAN ECLOGUE.
    • ZAYDA.
    • THE TWO FOSCARI.[16]
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • ST. GEORGE'S SOCIETY.
      • ST. GEORGE'S SOCIETY OF TORONTO.
      • Officers for 1844.
      • List of Members, March, 1844.
      • THE ROSE OF ENGLAND.
    • ST. GEORGE'S SOCIETY.
    • ST. GEORGE'S SOCIETY OF TORONTO.
    • Officers for 1844.
    • List of Members, March, 1844.
    • THE ROSE OF ENGLAND.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • A GREAT CONFLAGRATION.
    • A GREAT CONFLAGRATION.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • THE REBELLION LOSSES BILL.
    • THE REBELLION LOSSES BILL.
    • CHAPTER XL.
      • THE BRITISH AMERICAN LEAGUE.
    • THE BRITISH AMERICAN LEAGUE.
    • CHAPTER XLI.
      • RESULTS OF THE B. A. LEAGUE.
    • RESULTS OF THE B. A. LEAGUE.
    • CHAPTER XLII.
      • TORONTO CIVIC AFFAIRS.
    • TORONTO CIVIC AFFAIRS.
    • CHAPTER XLIII.
      • LORD ELGIN IN TORONTO.
      • ADDRESS.
      • REPLY.
    • LORD ELGIN IN TORONTO.
    • ADDRESS.
    • REPLY.
    • CHAPTER XLIV.
      • TORONTO HARBOUR AND ESPLANADE.
    • TORONTO HARBOUR AND ESPLANADE.
    • CHAPTER XLV.
      • MAYOR BOWES—CITY DEBENTURES.
    • MAYOR BOWES—CITY DEBENTURES.
    • CHAPTER XLVI.
      • CARLTON OCEAN BEACH.
    • CARLTON OCEAN BEACH.
    • CHAPTER XLVII.
      • CANADIAN POLITICS FROM 1853 to 1860.
    • CANADIAN POLITICS FROM 1853 to 1860.
    • CHAPTER XLVIII.
      • BUSINESS TROUBLES.
    • BUSINESS TROUBLES.
    • CHAPTER XLIX.
      • BUSINESS EXPERIENCES IN QUEBEC.
    • BUSINESS EXPERIENCES IN QUEBEC.
    • CHAPTER L.
      • QUEBEC IN 1859-60.
    • QUEBEC IN 1859-60.
    • CHAPTER LI.
      • DEPARTURE FROM QUEBEC.
    • DEPARTURE FROM QUEBEC.
    • CHAPTER LII.
      • JOHN A. MACDONALD AND GEORGE BROWN.
    • JOHN A. MACDONALD AND GEORGE BROWN.
    • CHAPTER LIII.
      • JOHN SHERIDAN HOGAN.
    • JOHN SHERIDAN HOGAN.
    • CHAPTER LIV.
      • DOMESTIC NOTES.
    • DOMESTIC NOTES.
    • CHAPTER LV.
      • THE BEAVER INSURANCE COMPANY.
    • THE BEAVER INSURANCE COMPANY.
    • CHAPTER LVI.
      • THE OTTAWA FIRES.
    • THE OTTAWA FIRES.
    • CHAPTER LVII.
      • SOME INSURANCE EXPERIENCES.
    • SOME INSURANCE EXPERIENCES.
    • CHAPTER LVIII.
      • A HEAVY CALAMITY.
    • A HEAVY CALAMITY.
    • CHAPTER LIX.
      • THE HON. JOHN HILLYARD CAMERON.
    • THE HON. JOHN HILLYARD CAMERON.
    • CHAPTER LX.
      • TORONTO ATHENÆUM.
    • TORONTO ATHENÆUM.
    • CHAPTER LXI.
      • THE BUFFALO FETE.
    • THE BUFFALO FETE.
    • CHAPTER LXII.
      • THE BOSTON JUBILEE.
    • THE BOSTON JUBILEE.
    • CHAPTER LXIII.
      • VESTIGES OF THE MOSAIC DELUGE.
    • VESTIGES OF THE MOSAIC DELUGE.
    • CHAPTER LXIV.
      • THE FRANCHISE.
    • THE FRANCHISE.
    • CHAPTER LXV.
      • FREE TRADE AND PROTECTION.
    • FREE TRADE AND PROTECTION.
    • CHAPTER LXVI.
      • THE FUTURE OF CANADA.
    • THE FUTURE OF CANADA.
    • CHAPTER LXVII.
      • THE TORONTO MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.
    • THE TORONTO MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.
    • CHAPTER LXVIII.
      • THE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
    • THE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
    • CHAPTER LXIX.
      • Postscript.
        • FOOTNOTES:
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • Postscript.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FOOTNOTES:
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