The Cushings of Lower Canada. Part 1: Elmer Cushing's Compensation

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Author/collaborator
Title
The Cushings of Lower Canada. Part 1: Elmer Cushing's Compensation
Abstract
Elmer Cushing came to Montreal in the1790s and opened the American Coffee House. There he was befriended by David McLane, a merchant from Providence, R.I., working for the French to overthrow the British in Lower Canada. The author speculates that Cushing may have tipped off colonial authorities in Montreal of McLean's intentions. McLean was arrested in Quebec City in 1797, tried for treason, hanged and his body mutilated. Cushing was awarded 58,692 acres in Shipton Township by colonial authorities. The author further speculates that this land grant may have been Cushing's reward for informing on McLean.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 13
Issue
no. 2
Date
Spring 2019
Pages
14-15
Language
en
Citation
Graham, Joseph. “The Cushings of Lower Canada. Part 1: Elmer Cushing’s Compensation.” Quebec Heritage News, Spring 2019.
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