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1797 in Canada

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Events from the year 1797 in Canada.


Federal government



  • David Thompson leaves Hudson's Bay Company to join North West Company.
  • January 18 – A weekly mail is established between Canada and the United States.[citation needed]
  • January 18 – This notice appears in the Quebec Gazette: "A mail for the upper counties, comprehending Niagara and Detroit, will be closed, at this office, on Monday, 30th instant, at four o'clock in the evening, to be forwarded, from Montreal, by the annual winter express, on Thursday, 2 February next."[citation needed]
  • July 21 – American David McLane, being convicted of high treason, is hanged on a gibbet on the glacis of the fortifications at Quebec. (Note: possibly 1796)

Historical Documents

Report of the settlement of Maroons in Nova Scotia, April 21, 1797[1]




  1. ^ Lieutenant Governor John Wentworth, "Wentworth report on the Maroons," African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition, Nova Scotia Archives. Accessed 8 October 2017 https://novascotia.ca/archives/Africanns/archives.asp?ID=55
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