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234   CANADIAN HISTORY VOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

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

List Bill.

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

recalled.

Sir John   He was succeed-

Harvey. ed by Sir John Harvey, the victor of Stoney Creek, who did much to calm the strife between the different parties, but earned the dislike of the extreme Tories by his receiving Lord John Russell's

SIR JOHN HARVEY.

desire for reform. On despatch in favour of

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