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A mass meeting in Ontario calls for annexation of parts of Canada to the United States

Canada West, 1857, zoomable map
11/21/1866

A mass meeting was held in Kingston in present-day Ontario at the end of which a resolution was passed calling on Canadians to agitate politically for eventual annexation to the United States.  The meeting specifically noted the recent proposal of Nathaniel Banks of Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress to admit Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Canada West, and Canada East as U.S. states.  Neither proposal gained any traction.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"British North America," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 77-78.

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