Dear mother and father

Dear mother and father,                                                             April 1, 1831

I know I haven’t written in a while, but I hope you can forgive me as a lot of things have been happening extremely fast in my life. I have big news! I’m getting married! Yes, me, Louis Lafontaine, at 23 years of age, am getting married to a beautiful woman called Lynzee Rickard. That isn’t the only good news. A few months ago, I was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada. I’m grateful for this opportunity and I hope I can make Lower Canada better. To be honest, all I do is to basically create bills so that they may be passed. My true goal however, is to unite both Upper Canada and Lower Canada to be one nation. My goal is very similar to Louis Papineau’s goal, which is why I find myself agreeing more and more with Louis Papineau’s movement for political reform. A movement that was inspired by the American Revolution so many years ago.  I have heard of a movement like this in upper Canada so maybe the political reform that I have been waiting for is finally happening. I hope this doesn’t turn out to be a bloody conflict though. No matter what happens, I want you two to know that I love you very much.

– Louis Lafontaine



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