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  • St. Catharines Journal

    The Farmers Journal from Welland went on to form the British American Journal. By 1835 the name was changed again, and the paper ran at the St. Catharines Journal from 1835-1915 (approximately).

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  • St, Catharines Journal

    Leavenworth, Hiram (1836-11-17)
    Updates on the Parliament of Upper Canada; Funding for the Welland Canal; Issues with the Post Office; A brief article on a vote for the annexation of Texas
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    Leavenworth, Hiram (1836-11-24)
    Updates on the Parliament of Upper Canada, including a response to a speech from the Throne; Funding for the Welland Canal; Further updates on potential corruption in the post office; Business dealings and accidents in the U.S.; Short story "The Reward"
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    Leavenworth, Hiram (1836-11-03)
    Updates on European countries, including coronations and and disasters; Update on the construction of the Desjardins Canal; An article on a fight over the guardianship of a child; Report on purchases made at the Fair; Niagara District Fire Insurance Company contends with the accuracy of the Niagara Reporter
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-10-27
    Two new states are likely to emerge, Iowa and Wisconsin; an article on the New Orleans Bank; notice of a daily newspaper starting in November in Toronto “The Royal Standard”, a conservative leaning newspaper; “To the Freeholders of the County of Haldimand” by William Hamilton Merritt, nearly an entire page of the newspaper; short story “The Smuggler”; a brief article on a new method of printing being tested in the United States;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-10-20
    Updates from the Provincial Parliament of Lower Canada; Samuel Houston has been elected President of Texas; the semi-annual Farmers’ fair to be held in St.Catharines November 3rd; the Niagara District Agricultural Society will hold it’s Fall Exhibition Cattle Show and Fair in Niagara November 10th; several letters to the editor regarding the Clergy Reserve question; the article on Mormonism from last week is concluded;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-10-12
    An article on religious liberty in Britain; an article on religious liberty in Canada; the Humberstone Mills in Port Colborne are to be sold; the editor notes that political affairs in Lower Canada are getting worse and the Imperial Government needs to step in; “To the Freeholders of the County of Haldimand” by William Merritt; an article critical of Mormonism; a large fire in New York destroys the Bowery Theatre; an article on the flag of the United States noting the admission of Michigan and Arkansas in the Union, and that two new stars would be added to the United States flag on the 4th of July to celebrate this;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-09-29
    The Queen of Spain’s government has become so unpopular that protests have broken out in Cadiz; London Banker Nathan Mayer Rothschild has died; the Thames Tunnel is under construction, noting the extensive safety precautions taken by the builders; an article on the Clergy Reserve and School Lands; an extract of a letter regarding the Temperance Convention in Saratoga, New York; an article on Mormonites; “Col. Crocket in a Quandary”;
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    1836-09-15
    “Extract of a Despatch of Sir Francis Bond Head to Lord Glenelg”; the British Parliament voted to provide 25,000 pounds sterling toward the education of emancipated slaves in the colonies, to be used to create school houses and pay teacher salaries; “Resources of European Powers” noted the national debt, yearly revenue, population and total army and naval resources for Britain, Russia, France, Austria, Prussia and Turkey; Texas promises land to all volunteers who serve in the war; the letter of the editor follows the Lieutenant Governon’s tour of Upper Canada; an article on childhood;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-09-22
    A plan has been put forward by Britain regarding Clergy Reserves and School Lands; “Gore District Assized – Convictions” includes a list of convicts, the charge and the sentence; two articles on mining in the Canadas; a proposal to create a canal that circumvents the Niagara Falls to allow boats to easily travel from Upper Canada to New York, several different routes proposed; the letter of the editor considers Niagara Assizes; several states are prohibited from issuing notes under five dollars; conclusion of the short story “A Tale of Hard Scrabble”;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-09-08
    The letter of the editor discusses Clergy Reserve and School lands in Upper Canada; the Welland Canal Company proceeds to issue notes for money owed; a note that more banks and paper money are needed in Upper Canada to meet the demands of the growing population; an extensive list of Crown and Clergy Reserve land for sale; an extract of a letter from the Secretary of War to Major General Games; several articles related to the bankruptcy of Benjamin Rathburn; the Midland District Land Company was formed in Kingston to promote the settlement of wild lands in the Midland District;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-09-01
    An extensive list of Crown and Clergy Reserve land for sale; an accident at the new Flouring Mill of H. MIttleberger, Esq. resulted in the injury of two staff members during the trial operation of the mill; a body of an unidentified man was discovered on the beach of Lake Ontario, the coroner is holding an inquest; a provincial temperance convention to be held at the end of the month in Toronto; “Advantages of Negro Emancipation”; an article on the bankruptcy of Mr. Rathburn; “New System of Banking”; “Upper Canada Itself Again”; former President of the United States, James Madison, dies at the age of 86; a note that a new newspaper, the Niagara Falls Journal has begun circulating in Niagara Falls;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-08-04
    An extensive list of Crown and Clergy Reserve land for sale; the Welland Canal Company looks to issue notes (similar in style to bank bills) for the purpose of settling all claims against them; an official list of vessels and boats passing through the Welland Canal, including date, name of vessel, route, and tonnage; short story “A Tale of Hard Scrabble”;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-07-21
    An update of the most recent meeting of the Niagara and Detroit Rivers Rail Road Company; an extensive list of Crown and Clergy Reserve land for sale; a list of vessels and boats that have passed through Port Dalhousie inward and outward, including date of passage, name of vessel and tonnage; Official list of the new Parliament; conclusion of the short story “First and Last Sacrifice: A tale of the wilderness”; “Schedule of Patents for Land, constituting Endowments to the Church of England, in this province that have been completed” including list of Ministers and the acreage;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-07-07
    “Mr. Mackenzie’s Charges of Defalcation, against the Officers of the Welland Canal Company Completely Disproved by the following Report of Messrs. Camera and Murray, appointed by the Board to investigate the Books of the Company” includes Welland Canal Company’s Balance Sheet; an advertisement for a zoological exhibition to be held in Grimsby; the letter of the editor considers the Niagara and Detroit Rivers Rail Road Company, and the Election including a list of the election results for Toronto, Niagara, Kingston and more; short story “First and Last Sacrifice: A tale of the wilderness”;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-06-09
    James Clark runs for the First Riding in Lincoln in the upcoming election; “Reply of his Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, to an Address from the Johnstown District”; “His Excellency’s Reply to the Inhabitants of the Township of Pickering”; “Thirteen Reasons for opposing the establishment of Rectories in this province, for the support of the English Church”; the letter from the editor considers the banking concerns of the province; a report from the Collector’s Office in Port Dalhousie regarding the number of boats passing up the canal; results of the Cattle Show and Fair in St. Catharines, winners listed; the British government determines to become more involved in the Queen of Spain and the civil war; Salaverry defeated in Lima, Peru;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-05-26
    “Comparison of the Government of Great Britain to Upper Canada”, a chart and article; advertisements for those running in the Lincoln election, second riding include: Geroge Rykert, John Clark and William Woodruff; the proposed fire insurance company will be created, list of freeholders at the meeting; “Recollections of Nova Scotia”; an article studying how women come in to society in France;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-05-19
    A petition submitted by Mr. Perry from the Committee of the Executive Council; the address of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada to the House of Commons against the Lieutenant Governor Sir Francis Bond Head; a proposal to create a fire insurance company in Niagara; mechanics and labourers of Upper Canada reportedly move to the United States as no apparent improvement will be made in the province by Parliament; short story “The Greenwich Fair”;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-05-12
    Schedule of Titles of Bills passed during the 2nd session of the 12th Parliament; an article from the Brantford Sentinel regarding the depression in money circulation and banking concerns in Upper Canada; the letter from the editor considers the Governor’s Speech closing the session of the Upper Canada Legislature; short story “The Pilgrimage of Youth”; a short article on appropriate clothing for a chaste and godly woman in society;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-04-28
    A table showing tonnage of steam boats on Lake Erie, including their age, the number of Berths and the number of people employed, from the Buffalo Spectator; an article on steam boats in Lake Erie; extracts from the journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, the common school bill was read and passed, the petition of Robert Gourlay was tabled; the speech from the Lieutenant Governor to the Chamber of the Legislative Council; an address from the inhabitants of Niagara regarding the state of affairs in the province to Sir Francis Bond Head, and his reply; short story “The Intemperate” is an entire page of the week’s paper;
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    Hiram Leavenworth, 1836-04-21
    Extracts from the journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, including the salaries of the offices of the Post office; “Abstract of the Bill for Incorporating Mutual Insurance Companies in the several Districts of the Province”; a letter from the editor regarding the prorogation of Parliament; the Report of the Committee of the House of Assembly exonerates the President and Managers of misapplying the funds of the Welland Canal Company; the Mansion House in Chippawa rebrands as the Temperance Mansion House, a place for entertainment where no alcohol will be served; an ad for the Port Colborne Temperance Cottage, found at the entrance of the Welland Canal on Lake Erie; an article on the importance of education;

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