kenzie. He was the son of a
Loyalist. At the age of thirteen
he was apprenticed to a printer, JOSEPH HOWE.
and a few years later began to publish the 1Vova Scotian newspaper. He gave offence by the energy with which he demanded reform, and in 1835 was prosecuted for publishing in his paper a letter accusing the magistrates of Halifax county of taking public money for their own use. No lawyer would undertake his defence, so he pleaded his own cause, and, to the intense delight of the people, won an acquittal. Soon afterwards he was elected to the assembly.
The Council Howe had not been long in parliament Condemned. when he brought in twelve resolutions, -,vhich were passed by the assembly, accusing the council of being self-interested, and opposed to liberty and the education of the people.
The council angrily threatened not to pass the supply bills unless these resolutions were withdrawn. The