recognized leader of the Upper Canadian reformers. Baldwin had HON. ROBERT BALDWIN.
with some difficulty been induced
by Lord Sydenham to accept a seat in the council, which he looked upon as a mere temporary make-shift until the meeting of parliament should disclose the real state of public opinion in the united provinces.
Parties in the Assembly.—The first general election was held in March, and the first parliament met on the 14th of June, 1841. Francis Hoicks, himself a member, tells us that there were