Fenian Raid Sale– Get Yer Boots Before You Have to go Fight Again


Perth Courier, October 29, 1897

Upon the recommendation of Sir Richard Cartwright, Minister of Trade and Commerce, the British authorities have consented to order an issue of medals to those Canadian volunteers who took part in the suppression of the Fenian uprising or invasion in 1866 and subsequent years.

Lord Lansdowne, our former Governor General, and now Imperial Secretary, a few days ago cabled the Canadian Minister of Militia that he has recommended such a medal be struck.  To those who participated in two or more engagements they will be awarded a clasp.  Though 31 years have gone there are quite a number yet in town and elsewhere of the members of the two Perth volunteer companies who left “for the front” in March and June of 1866 and we give below the names of as many as we can gather with their present post office addresses.  Many are no longer in the land of the living and many others have after this lapse of years scattered to the four winds and their present abiding place is not known.



October 22,1868– Almonte Gazette

Feinian Raids— Great Bargains at the New Dominion Shop. THE Undersigned begs leave to announce to the public that he has enlarged his Stock of Ready Made Boots and shoes which he offers to the public at E X T R E M E L Y LOW PR IC E . Gents’ and Ladies’ Walking Boots,Britton, Lace and Elastic, and Gents’ and Ladies’ Cork Sole Boots made to order in the latest styles. All orders promptly attended to. Repairing done on the shortest notice; Please call and examine’ before going elsewhere. Remember in Forgies Building, opposite J. Crawford’s Bakery. Almonte, Oct. 22, 1868.



Lanark County Genealogical Society Website

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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