O'Callaghan, Edmund Bailey


O'Callaghan, Edmund Bailey
(1797-1880)
   Born in Ireland. In 1823 emigrated to Canada, and practised medicine at Quebec. Edited the Vindicator, 1834. Elected to the Assembly of Lower Canada, 1836, as a supporter of Papineau. Having been involved in the Rebellion of 1837, after its collapse he retired to New York, and for many years employed in editing the records of the state at Albany.
   Index: P Edits the Vindicator, 86; elected through Papineau's influence in Richelieu County, 86; advocates annexation, 97; ridiculed by Quebec Mercury, 122; charged with high treason, 128; extent of his responsibility for the Rebellion, 143; a born conspirator, 145; calls the Rebellion a spontaneous explosion, 145; blames Gosford, 146; his letter to Garneau, 145-149. BL Flies the country, after collapse of Rebellion, 49.
   Bib.: Christie, History of Lower Canada.

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