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Letter From General Haldimand to Lieut. -Colonel De Peyster. - Loyalists - Original Documents

Type: Document

This letter discusses how land around Fort Niagara is to be distributed amongst the disbanded troops, Loyalist settlers, and Indian allies in the year 1784. The land on which Fort George would eventually be built was to be held in reserve.

Site: Parks Canada

J.C.B. Goes to Canada

Type: Document

There is an eye-witness account of the life of a soldier recruited for the Troupes de la Marine in Canada. Joseph Charles Bonin, called 'J.C.B.' joined in 1751, bored with his life as a clerk. After a seasickness filled Atlantic crossing, J.C.B. reached Quebec.

Site: National Defence

Petition For Land and For the Rights of Loyalists - Original Documents

Type: Document

The documents listed on this site are from the time of the Loyalist settlement in Canada. They give an idea of how and where Loyalists settled in Canada. In other letters, transfers between the Native Canadians and the Canadian Government are discussed. This first document is a petition for land and for the rights of Loyalists.

Site: Parks Canada

Louis-Antoine de Bougainville's Journal - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

Description of television episode on memoirs of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, General Montcalm's aide-de-camp. Provides brief overview of the North American Indians' alliances with the French as well as observations of their skills and culture. This episode is part of the "Canada: A People's History" series. Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Dedimus Potestatem - Loyalists - Original Documents

Type: Document

This document originally accompanied a letter from General Haldimand to Lieut. -Colonel De Peyster. It is a writ to grant legal empowerment to De Peyster.

Site: Parks Canada

Nicknames

Type: Document

It was very common among lower class civilians and almost universal amongst French soldiers of the period to have a nickname. These were even recorded on official muster rolls, and often referred to an individual's past profession, character, appearance or region of origin.

Site: National Defence

Narrative of the services of Lieut. -Colonel John Butler - Loyalists - Original Documents

Type: Document

After the American Revolution many officers were called to account for their activities during the revolution, here is John Butler's account of his activities.

Site: Parks Canada

Extract From a Letter from General Haldimand to Sir John Johnson, Dated Headquarters Quebec 20th May 1784 - Loyalists - Original Documents

Type: Document

This document refers to the difficulty of settling all the Natives and Butlers Rangers in the Niagara region. Most remarkable is the amount of land that transferred from the Mississauga Indians and its estimated price.

Site: Parks Canada

Revolution Rejected: Canada and the American Revolution

Type: Document

"Revolution Rejected" is an exhibition at the Canadian War Museum that illustrates, through diorama, the military experience of the siege of Quebec City by American soldiers and the personal experience of a young American girl from a Loyalist family who survived the American Revolution and sought refuge in Canada after 1783.

Site: Canadian War Museum