Final address to my people:

It’s my final days, I can feel it. In fact, I can barely get out of bed without falling. These past couple days have consisted of me sitting on a chair and contemplating my life. Thinking back at my life, there’s only one thing I would consider fixing, and that’s no other than the rebellion. To be bluntly honest, that rebellion could’ve worked if I had just visited a couple more pubs for my campaign. A couple hundred more men, and I could’ve surely won the battle. The only aspect I would consider fixing is that I really should’ve allied with more people; however, thanks to my true ally Papineau, shout out to you, and the rest of my loyal followers. Honestly, if any of you feel the need to join the rebellion now (even though it’s been almost 30 years since the event) don’t think I won’t jump out of this chair and run back to Navy Island to help. I may be weak, but if it means becoming the president again, I’m all in. On a much more serious side, I think the hardest part about running the rebellion is the fact that I spent the early point of my life succeeding, I never knew how it felt to fail. I automatically assumed all the pieces would fit together as that was how I lived my life beforehand. I didn’t think of scenarios that could’ve ended in failure and therefore I was called a failure. Although, I don’t see myself as a failure at all. I see myself as the starting point of a revelation, the beginning of an era of change, so yes, you should thank me Canada.”  

My first two posts can be found clicking here and here.

Queen Victoria had strong opinions about my release

Papineau and I wrote each other letters that we never had the chance to read out. If interested about my letter to Papineau, here it is below:

“Dear my old friend,
I’ve been very at peace these past few months. I didn’t think I would ever heal emotionally or medically from that cold jail cell, but my dear friends bailed me out just at my breaking point. These past couple months have given me what seems like to be endless time to think. I’ve been able to reconnect with my love of writing and even started writing for the Gazette. When I’m not writing, I reminisce about what would have happened if the rebellion succeeded. I realized that I honestly don’t regret a single thing I did. I think that everything I did, will influence Canada’s future and hopefully for the better. As for your questions, of course I want to start another rebellion; however, seeing as I’ve finally settled down here in New York, I don’t know if that’s possible anymore. If you do end up starting a rebellion, know that I’ll be there to support you, even if that means packing up my newspaper job and moving back to the colonies. Saying all that though, are you really deciding to move back? I’ve heard that your exile in Paris has been everything but bad. I encourage you to approach another rebellion with more preparation than I did. I suggest that move back to the colonies and get a sense of what’s going on before trying to change. Whatever you do, don’t approach too violent like I once did, because you don’t want to be stuck in a cold jail cell like I did for a year.
Best wishes and please write me soon,
William Mackenzie”