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220   CANADIAN HISTORY VOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

Baldwin and Dr. Rolph with a flag of truce to ask the demands of the rebels. Both were well-known Reformers, and Rolph is said to have been mixed tip in the plot. The insurgents demanded nothing less than the independence of Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WESTERN ENTRANCE TO TORONTO HARBOUR.   a

Showing Port and Barracks as they appeared in 1838. From water-colour in the possession of the Toronto Public Library.

When night fell Mackenzie marched on the city. But after a slight skirmish with a little company of its de-fenders, his ill-armed, undisciplined force fled in a panic back to Montgomery's tavern. Next day they captured a mail coach, but, waiting for reinforcements which did not appear, made no further attempt on the city. On the other hand, many men came to the support of the government, and on the 7th Sir Francis ordered an attack upon the rebels, which was led by Lieut.-Colonel Fitz-Gibbon, the hero of Beaver Dam. j

The Rebels The insurgents had taken up a position on Defeated. Gallows Hill, at a little distance from the inn, but after a few minutes' fighting, in which one man


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