1	               September 1993
     3	                       The 1837 Rebellion:
     4	       William Lyon Mackenzie's Proclamation to the People
     5	                         of Upper Canada
     7	                              ....edited by Marijan Salopek
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    11	     We have planted the Standard of Liberty in Canada, for the
    12	attainment of the following objects:
    13	     Perpetual Peace, founded on a government of equal rights to
    14	all, secured by a written constitution, sanctioned by yourselves
    15	in a convention to be called as early as circumstances will
    16	permit.
    17	     Civil and Religious Liberty, in its fullest extent, that in
    18	all laws made, or to be made, every person to be bound alike....
    19	     The Abolition of Hereditary Honors, of the laws of Entail
    20	and Primogeniture, and of hosts of pensioners who devour our
    21	substance.
    22	     A Legislature, composed of a Senate and Assembly chosen by
    23	the people.
    24	     An Executive, to be composed of a Governor and other
    25	officers elected by the public voice.
    26	     A Judiciary, to be chosen by the Governor and Senate, and
    27	composed of the most learned, honorable, and trustworthy, of our
    28	citizens.  The laws to be rendered cheap and expeditious.
    29	     A Free Trial by Jury -- Sheriffs chosen by you, and not to
    30	hold office, as now, at the pleasure of our tyrants.  The freedom
    31	of the press.  Alas for it, now!  The free presses in the Canadas
    32	are trampled down by the hand of arbitrary power.
    33	     The Vote by Ballot -- free and peaceful township elections.
    34	     The people to elect their Court of Request Commissioners and
    35	Justices of the Peace -- and also their Militia Officers, in all
    36	cases whatsoever.
    37	     Freedom of Trade -- every man to be allowed to buy at the
    38	cheapest market, and sell at the dearest.
    39	     No man to be compelled to give military service, unless it
    40	be his choice.
    41	     Ample funds to be reserved from the vast natural resources
    42	of our country to secure the blessings of education to every
    43	citizen.
    44	     A frugal and economical Government, in order that the people
    45	may be prosperous and free from difficulty.
    46	     An end forever to the wearisome prayers, supplications, and
    47	mockeries attendant upon our connection with the lordlings of the
    48	Colonial Office, Downing Street, London.
    49	     The opening of the St. Lawrence to the trade of the world,
    50	so that the largest ships might pass up to Lake Superior, and the
    51	distribution of the wild lands of the country to the industry,
    52	capital, skill, and enterprise of worthy men of all nations.
    54	Source:  Lindsay, Charles. . Vol. I.  Toronto: 1862, pp. 364-65.