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216   .CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

in its anger and disappointment, refused to grant supplies for carrying on the government. Head soon dissolved it, and, forgetful that as governor he had no right to mix himself up with party strife, used every means in his power to influence the elections in favour of the official party. The result was that the Compact again had a majority in the assembly, and many well-known Reformers, including Mackenzie, lost their seat.

OLD LANTERNS, CANDLESTICKS AND CANDLE-MOULDS.

(By permission from Scherck's " Pen Pictures of Early Pioneer Life in
Upper Canada.")

Mackenzie   Unable to rest at this exciting time, Mac-

at Work. kenzie began to publish a newspaper which he called The Constitution, and again the province was stirred from one end to the other by his fervid appeals to the people in the name of liberty.

In the summer of 1837 he began to form societies to work against the government, and to keep in touch with

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