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Autograph Letter Signed First Hand Account Of 1866 Fenian Invasion Of Canada

Autograph Letter Signed First Hand Account of 1866 Fenian Invasion of Canada


Autograph Letter Signed First Hand Account of 1866 Fenian Invasion of Canada
   Autograph Letter Signed First Hand Account of 1866 Fenian Invasion of Canada

[Autograph Letter Signed] First Hand Account of 1866 Fenian Invasion of Canada by a Resident of Franklin, Vermont. Very good, edges browned, tears at the folds without loss. Ellen Dow ends a heartbreaking letter to her aunt about the hardships in Northern Vermont, the lack of work, or if work, extremely low pay pitting worker against worker, with news of the Fenians who swept through her town of Franklin on their way to Canada just two weeks earlier: There was some families moved out of Canada on count of the Fenians.

I do not know whether they were dead or not. There was two or three thousand Fenians went through this place. They did not do any hurt here.

There[sic] object seemed to be to plunder Canada. They went to Slab City [Frelighsburg] and found it deserted and they robbed the stores almost of their contents.

What they could not get easy off they destroyed. They said they meant to pay for the St. They went to some farm houses and stole things to eat and other things, but they did not hurt anybody.

The Fenian Brotherhood launched a number of attacks on Canada hoping to take the country hostage to help the Irish in Ireland. The thrust into Canada at the Vermont border was by about 1000 men who had embarked from Boston aboard special trains led by General Samuel Spear. Albans they traveled northeast, crossing from Franklin in Frelighsburg, Quebec, which they occupied along with Pigeon Hill, St. Armand, and Stanbridge, before surrendering. The Fenian's would try again about five years later, meeting with no more success than on this first occasion.


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  • Author: Irish American] Dow, Ellen
  • Year Printed: 1866
  • Language: English
  • Subject: Americana
  • Original/Facsimile: Original


Autograph Letter Signed First Hand Account of 1866 Fenian Invasion of Canada
   Autograph Letter Signed First Hand Account of 1866 Fenian Invasion of Canada