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The Life and Times of Wm; Lyon MacKenzie (Paperback) Loot Price: R344 Discovery Miles 3 440
The Life and Times of Wm; Lyon MacKenzie (Paperback): Charles Lindsey
The Life and Times of Wm; Lyon MacKenzie (Paperback): Charles Lindsey

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The Life and Times of Wm; Lyon MacKenzie (Paperback)

Charles Lindsey

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. Sails for Canada in the Psyehe?Personal Appearance?Is connected with the Lachine Canal Survey?Enters into the Book find Drug Business in York? Afterwards in Dundas?The Partnership with Lesslie Dissolved?Starts a separate business in Dundas?Removes to Queenstown?Abandons Mercantile Business for Politics?The First Office that he is Elected to is that of School Trustee In April, 1820, there was among the passengers of the Psyche, bound for Canada, and commanded by Captain Thomas Erskine, a young man just turned twenty-five years of age, born of poor Scottish parents; whose mother, widowed in his infancy, had sometimes been at a loss to find the plainest food for his nourishment; a young man who had been a clerk in a counting house, at Dundee; who had tried mercantile business on his own account, in a small Scottish market town, and failed; who had held a clerkship under a company and a nobleman in England; who, without having enjoyed any other advantage o'f education than the parochial and secondary schools of Dundee offered, had a mind well stored with varied information which he had devoured with the appetite of a literary glutton; who was so little known that his departure from his dear native soil excited no public interest or attention. Yet was it fated that this young man should change the destiny of the countryto which the good ship Psyche was bearing him. He was of slight build and scarcely of medium height, being only five feet six inches in stature. His massive head, high and broad in the frontal region and well rounded, looked too large for the slight wiry frame it surmounted. He was already bald from the effects of a fever. His keen, restless, piercing blue eye, which. threatened to read your most interior thoughts, and the ce...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Charles Lindsey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-4589-2430-8
Barcode: 9781458924308
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4589-2430-0

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