John Simpson (1788-1873)

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Author/collaborator
Title
John Simpson (1788-1873)
Abstract
A biographical sketch of the British-born John Simpson (1788-1873), the Collector of Customs at Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec, a member of the Rebellion Losses Commission, and a member of the Legislative Assembly from 1824 to 1827, and from 1841 to 1844. Although a reformer by inclination, he opposed Louis-Joseph Papineau and his Patriote movement. However, following the Rebellions of 1837 and 1838, he displayed a compassion towards the rebels by convincing Lord Durham to grant a general amnesty to all political prisoners but the rebellions' leaders.
Publication
The Canadian Historical Association, Annual Report
Pages
32-39
Date
1936
Language
de
Citation
Audet, Francis-J. “John Simpson (1788-1873).” The Canadian Historical Association, Annual Report (1936): 32–39.
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