Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada - 1837 - October 23 - St-Charles, Quebec
Wolfred Nelson is chairman in the two-day Grand Meeting of the Six Counties (Richelieu, Saint-Hyacinthe, Rouville, Chambly, Verchères and L'Acadie) at St-Charles in the Richelieu Valley; After a moderate speech of Papineau, Nelson declares in French that "the time has come to melt our spoons into bullets"; At the instigation of their leader, Louis-Joseph Papineau, the conference delegates approve Thirteen Resolutions based on the Rights of Man; the young Sons of Liberty erect a Column of Liberty in the square.
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