O'Callaghan, Documentary History of the State of New York, vol.
In the course of time party strife became more bitter; real issues were lost sight of; and Papineau, falling in with the views of one O'Callaghan, who distrusted everything British, became an annexationist.
Attempts have been made to transfer the responsibility for the act of violence to O'Callaghan and other prominent leaders in the revolt; but Papineau's own words, "The patriots of this city would have avenged the massacre but they were so poor and so badly organized that they were not fit to meet the regular troops," prove that he did not discountenance recourse to arms. Writing of the events of 1837 in the year 1848 he said: "The smallest success at Montreal or Toronto would have induced the American government, in spite of its president, to support the movement."
O'Callaghan, Documentary History of the State of New York (vol.
O'Callaghan in his Documentary History of the State of New York (4 vols., Albany, 18 491851); and more completely in Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York procured by J.
O'Callaghan and xii.-xv.
O'Callaghan edited A Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State of New York (2 vols., Albany, 1865-1866).
O'Callaghan, History of New Netherland (2 vols., New York, 1846), and J.