In the same year William Lyon Mackenzie led a similar armed revolt in Upper Canada against the domination of the ruling officialdom called, with little reason, the " Family Compact."
We May Perhaps Except The Able Though Thoroughly Partisan Writings Of Sir John Beverley Robinson And Bishop Strachan On The One Side, And Robert Fleming Gourlay And William Lyon Mackenzie On The Other.
The jobbing of land by the official clique, whose frequent intermarriages won for them the name of "The Family Compact," the undoubted grievance of the "Clergy Reserves" and the well-meaning high-handedness and social exclusiveness of military governors, who tried hard but unavailingly to stay the democratic wave, soon revived political discord, which found a voice in that born agitator, William Lyon Mackenzie.
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