The Life of William Dummer Powell: First Judge at Detroit and Fifth Chief Justice of Upper Canada

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THE LIFE
OF
WILLIAM DUMMER POWELL

FIRST JUDGE AT DETROIT
AND
FIFTH CHIEF JUSTICE OF UPPER CANADA

BY

THE HONOURABLE

WILLIAM RENWICK RIDDELL

LL,D,, F.R.S.C., F.R. HISTORICAL SOCIETY, ETC., JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF ONTARIO

Unum est levamentum malorum ingentium, pati et necessitatibus suis obsequi.

Seneca, De Irâ, III, 16

Bonus animus in malâ rê dimidium est mali.

Plautus, Pseudolus, I, 5, 37

LANSING

MICHIGAN HISTORICAL COMMISSION

1924

-i-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface V
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Chapter I- Descent and Early Life 9
  • Chapter II- Earlier Years in Canada 15
  • Chapter III- Further Incidents at Montreal 24
  • Chapter IV- The Story of Du Calvet 35
  • Chapter V- After the Peace 41
  • Chapter VI- Government Commissions 48
  • Chapter VII- Appointment to the Bench 55
  • Chapter VIII- The Journey to Detroit 60
  • Chapter Ix. Detroit 73
  • Chapter X - The Province of Upper Canadia 78
  • Chapter XI- Early Days at the Capital 84
  • Chapter XII- First Years in York 91
  • Chapter XIII- The Episode of Jeremiah Powell 96
  • Chapter XIV- Gore''s Administration 111
  • Chapter XV - Robert Gourlay 115
  • Chapter XVI- The Earl of Selkirk 120
  • Chapter XVII- Decline in Influence 131
  • Chapter XVIII- The Tragedy of Anne Powell 135
  • Chapter XIX- The Last Stage 139
  • Notes 142
  • Appendices 254
  • Appendix E - A Legal Episode- Monk V. Powell 282
  • Notes to Appendix F 290
  • Index 296
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