SIR JOHN COLBORNE. zeal he dragged to light abuses in
the government, small and great, and, as a rule, he was supported by a large majority. But the executive councillors, having no need to ask the assembly for money, held calmly on their way, and the governor, when begged to dismiss them, disdained even to answer. On the death of the king (according to an old English •custom) the house was dissolved, and the officials made a great effort to secure a majority in the next election.
The violence of some of the Reformers had alarmed many sober people, who hated disorder even more than oppression, and many Reformers lost their seats. But Mackenzie was elected by the town of York, and continued to call attention to all kinds of grievances. The