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Simcoe, John Graves, 1752-1806



  • Existence: 1752 - 1806

John Graves Simcoe was a British Army general and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 until 1796 in southern Ontario and the watersheds of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior. He founded York (now Toronto) and was instrumental in introducing institutions such as courts of law, trial by jury, English common law, and freehold land tenure, and also in the abolition of slavery in Canada.

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John Wheelock letter

Mss 793205
Identifier: Mss 793205
Scope and Contents Letter from John Wheelock of Dartmouth College to John Graves Simcoe Lt. Governor of Upper Canada with the request of an introduction for Davenport Phelps and James Wheelock who plan to tour the "region bording on lakes".