building one of wood.
"Near the works is a place called Corktown, where the workmen have burrowed in the sandhills. Smoke is seen to rise out of holes which have been opened in the ground to answer the purpose of chimneys. In these miserable dwellings whole families are huddled together worse than in Ireland.
"McTaggart says," continued the Chief, "that the engineers and contractors cannot get them to
keep out of the way of their own blasts, and that he has more than once seen heads, legs and arms blown in all directions; and when given a spade and pick they have to exercise eternal vigilance to keep them from digging their own graves."
Dr. Bigsby then took his seat at the table.
"You look as though you had been carousing, Doctor," said Mr. Papineau.
"I was, in a way," he replied. "I remained up most of the night to see the charivari. I have seen it in France," he said, "but I think the French-Canadia
n has improved upon the original. In this country it is evidently intended to reach offenders against propriety and the public sense of honor. Ill-assorted marriages seem to be its special objects here. You know Adjutant Randall, do you not?" a
- y, August 16th, 1827
- , at 4 p.m.
- at corner-stone so "
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- as built a city wh
- ich, in thirty-one short
- years, became the
- capital of a domain nea
ddressing Mr. Papineau.
"Yes," he replied, "quite well."
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