belonged to a Loyalist family, and was well educated and a brilliant speaker.
In 1836 the assembly again demanded an account of the public money. It was again refused, and Wilmot and another
AXW member of parliament, n a m e d Crane, were sent to England to appeal to the colonial secretary.
The Civil The result was that
the revenues from the Crown lands were put tinder the control of parliament, on condition that it should vote certain sums to be paid yearly to the
LEMUEL A. WILMOT. officials for their services. This Civil List Bill, as it was called,
was passed both by the assembly and the legislative
council. The governor, disliking the reform, refused his
assent, and secretly sent a
messenger to London to try- to
bring over the colonial secre-
tary to his way of thinking.
But the assembly, finding out 11 what he had done, again sent
Crane and Wilmot to Eng-
land, and the governor was