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Question. “Is it your opinion that either the Lake Erie outrage or St. Alban's raid would ever have occurred, if the perpetrators of them had not known that the British Provinces afforded them a safe asylum for retreat ?"

Answer. “ The surrender of Burley showed that it was not a safe asylum for retreat !”

But Burley was surrendered January 31, 1864. Paper C., p. 82.
This was nearly four months after the St. Alban's raid.

His erroneous statements on p. 29 and p. 30, as to the employment of detectives, under Colonel Ermatinger, to prevent the raids, have been fully shown when considering Colonel Ermatinger and his detectives.

These errors of memory are explained, when we reflect that the transactions are not within his jurisdiction, and he would know nothing of them personally; that he gives no dates; and that he confounds what was done after the raid with what was done before it.

In this last respect Mr. Langevin appears much better.

Hon. H. L. Langevin.
He was Solicitor-General for Lower Canada. Resided at Quebec.

He knows no facts as to any measures being taken by the Government to prevent the raids. All his statements are general and indefinite. When asked (p. 49) :

Q. "What steps were taken for guarding the frontier before the raid ?”

He answers

A. “I do not recollect any special matter about that ; I do not think that we were ever called upon from the position of affairs to do anything of the kind ; I do not think we saw there was any need of it.”

Q. “Afterwards great precautions were taken ?”
A. “Yes, immediately.” [Deposition, p. 49.]

Q. “Was Colonel Ermatinger an official under your Department ?"

A. “I do not remember exactly what his position was at the time; I think he must have been a mere Justice of the Peace. After the raid I think he was employed by us more than once as a stipendiary magistrate." On page 55 he says: “On referring to an Order in Council passed on a memorandum of the same date, from the Attorney-General for Upper Canada (Sir John A. McDonald), I see that he recommended that a stipendiary magistrate be appointed holding a commission for certain counties in Upper Canada.”

This, doubtless, was the appointment of MeMicken to which Sir John McDonald referred in his testimony, page 30, as having been made to prevent breaches of neutrality. It will be seen that it was two months after the St. Alban's raid.

Refer also to Book C., p. 64.

It is evident from the testimony of Mr. Langevin that no magistrates or detectives were appointed to watch the doings of of the refugees until after the St. Alban's raid. His testimony on this subject is contained on pages 55 and 56 of his Deposition. Page 55.

Q. “Have you any knowledge of any magistrates or detectives being appointed prior to the 16th of December, 1864 ?

A. Immediately after the St. Alban's raid the Government appointed and sent officers to take all the measures necessary to prevent a recurrence of the same; I cannot now give the names.”

C.

Dol.

28,650 00

20,502 10

10,000 00

4,634 10

1,900 00

LOSSES OF THE SEVERAL CLAIMANTS.
No. 1. First National Bank of St. Alban's.

Dol.
United States' treasury notes convertible into gold, with

coupons attached, dated August 15, 1864, bearing at

the rate of 7% per cent. semi-annual interest Interest semi-annually thereon, as represented by coupons

attached, at 7% per cent., semi-annually, to the 15th

of February, A.D. 1872, date of memorial Also, 10,000 dollars United States' notes, with coupons

attached, bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent.

semi-annually .. Semi-annual interest thereon at 5 per cent., to February

15, 1872, the date of the memorial.. Also, other United States' coupon bonds, with coupons

attached, payable in gold, at the rate of 6 per cent.

semi-annually in gold Semi-annual interest in gold to the 15th day of February,

1872, date of memorial Also, National and State Bank bills, to the amount of :: Interest annually thereon, at 6 per cent., to February 15,

1872, date of memorial Also, damages sustained by claimant by destruction of

business, and suspension thereot for a long period of

time .. Also, amount paid out for counsel fees and services in

attempting to secure said men and property, and to
secure justice in the premises

Summary
Whole amount of bonds, treasury notes, bills, &c., lost
Interest thereon from February 15, 1872
Interest on 57.590 dollars from February 15, 1872, to

June 15, 1873 ..
Whole amount of damage to business ..
Interest thereon from February 15, 1872
Whole amount of money expended for services and

expenses
Interest thereon from October 19, 1864, to 15th day of

June, 1873

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Deduct amount of gold paid by Canadian Government

April 11, 1865 ..
Interest thereon to February 15, 1872
Interest from February 15, 1872, to June 15, 1873

18,450 00
9,048 00
2,199 81

29,697 81

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Balance due claimant

102,410 19

The Canadian Government should not be allowed any premium on gold paid, because the same was applied in payment for bonds or securities payable in gold.

Claim No. 4. Bradley Barlow, Receiver of St. Alban's Bank.

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Claim No. 13. Oscar A. Burton, Receiver of Franklin County

Bank. Whole amount of bills of said Franklin County Bank taken at the time of raid ..

40,000 00 Whole amount of so-called legal tender notes, issued by

the United States' Government, and bills of solvent banks of New England and Nev York

36,406 63 Interest annually thereo: to February 15th, 1872, date of memorial

40,711 26 Interest on 76,406 dol. 63 c. from February 15th, 1872, to June 15tlı, 1873

3,256 90 Whole amount of damages sustained by suspension and closing of the bank

23,000 00 Interest thereon from February 15th, 1872, to June 15th, 1873.

2,000 00 Whole amount paid out for expenses, as per memorial

5,000 00 Interest thereon from October 19th, 1864, to June 15th, 1873..

2,600 00

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All the bills of the Franklin County Bank in excess of 31,857 dollars taken from that bank, amounting to 8,143 dollars, were redeemed by the claimant. The balance of the loss was in the bills of other banks or Government currency.

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Claim No. 5. Mariette Fields, Administratrir.
Damages to horses, saddles, bridles, halters, &c.
Expenses in pursuing and bringing back said property
Interest thereon lu February 15th, 1872
Interest from February 15th, 1872, to June 15th, 1873 ::

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Claim No. 6. Seth W. Langdon.
Ten, so-called, Treasury notes of the denomination of

50 dollars each
Coupons there-n bearing interest at 776 per cent. semi-

annually attached, to February 15th, 1872
Interest from February 15th, 1872, to June 15th, 1873 ::

295 98 40 00

835 98

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Claim No. 10. Charles F. Everest.

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Amount of United States' coupon bonds, with gold
Interest thereon, as represented by said coupons, semi-

annually
Interest from February 15th, 1872, to June 15th, 1873 ::

593 08 96 00

1,889 08 Claim No. 14. Lucian B. Clough, Administrator. Damages claimed on behalf of the widow and children of

Elinas J. Morrison, for shooting and killing said

Morrison
Interest thereon from October 19th, 2864, to June 15th,

10,000 00 1873, at 6 per cent. per annum

5,040 00

15,040 00

own use.

Amount of moneys and securities received by Canadian officials belonging to the claimants, and either misappropriated by those officials to their own use, or wrongfully given over to the St. Alban's raiders : Standish and a Government official of Canada took from

a shed of the International Hotel at Frelighsburg and gave to George N. Saunders, Rebel Agent in Canada, (See Standich dep. pages 71 and 75)

15,000 00 Collector. of Customs, Kemp, a Government official,

received from one of the raiders, Mr. Wallace, at Frelighsburg (see Ambrose L. Hall's dep., page 50), and gave a portion to the raiders

10,000 00 Orrin B. Kemp, the clerk of the magistrates' court at

Frelighsburgh, had two 100-dollar United States'
Treasury notes, which his agent (Standish) sold in
Montreal, and appropriated the avails thereof to his
(See Standish's dep., page 69)

200 00 Bailiffs Wells and Monahan likewise had moneys left with them by the raiders, which was afterwards given over to the raiders; but the exact amount the claimants have been unable to ascertain. The last above moneys, taken by Canadian officials,

amounting to about And interest thereon from October 19th, 1864, to June

15th, 1873, amounting to Amounting in all to was not included in the amount surrendered up to the raiders by Lamothe, and the same has never been surrendered up to its owners,

wise accounted for by the Canadian Government to its owners. This amount is included in the amounts claimed by claimants in their memorials as above specified.

The claimants are at a loss to see how the British Government can refuse, under any view of the law, to pay to the claimants this amount of money, which the Canadian officials, holding commissions direct from their Government, either corruptly appropriated to their own use or wrongly restored to the raiders.

26,200 00

13,624 00

39,824 00

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