• Yearly Meetings of Friends fonds, 1816, 1819-1820, 1828-1829, 1833

      Williams, Edie (2010-05)
      8 documents, two handwritten
    • The York Gazette, October 17, 1812

      Cameron, Chantal (2022-04-12)
      An issue of the York Gazette, dated October 17, 1812. This issue contains a statement on the victory at the Battle of Queenston Heights on the back page. The article notes the death of Issac Brock, his aide-de-camp John Macdonell, and the leadership of Major General Sheaffe. It is noted that “On the 13th of this month a most glorious victory took place at Queenston over the enemy…Our forces, though a handful, compared with those of the enemy, were not intimidated by numbers, but bravely resisted…” Isaac Brock’s role in the battle is mentioned. It is stated that “General Brock watchful, as he was brave, soon appeared in the midst of his faithful troops, ever obedient to his call, and whom he loved with the affection of a Father, but alas! whilst collecting, arranging, forming, and cheering his brave followers, that great commander gloriously fell when preparing for victory. ‘Push on brave York Volunteers’, being then near them, they were the last words of the dying Hero—Inhabitants of Upper Canada, in the Day of Battle remember BROCK.” John Macdonell, Brock’s aide-de-camp, was also killed in the battle. He is acknowledged in the article: “Not let us forget to lament the untimely fate of the young, the affectionate, and the brave Lieut. Col. John Macdonnel, who received a mortal wound about the same time with his beloved General—attached to him from affection, his constant follower in every danger, this amiable youth is now buried with him in the same grave”. After the deaths of Brock and Macdonell, Major General Sheaffe took command, and “proved himself worthy to fill that important, tho difficult and dangerous situation in which he was placed. Being reinforced by troops (including a body of Indians) from Fort George, General Sheaffe succeeded by a most judicious movement, in gaining the flank and rear of the enemy…unable to resist or escape from the British arms, about 900 Americans surrendered prisoners of war…” The article is followed by tributes to General Brock.