History 3813 - Ziedenberg - Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine
Europe - political divisions
In 1851, Lafontaine resigned after a lengthy and distinguished career in politics to return to his law practice. As well, he pursued his interest in history, researching and composing essays regarding histories of slavery, genealogy, and law. Now in his fifties, health issues were mounting and his rheumatism was a perpetual discomfort. In an attempt to restore his health, Lafontaine embarked on a year long grand tour of Europe, during which he visited Lord Elgin. Upon his return to Canada in 1854, he assumed the role of Chief Justice.
Jacques Monet, "LA FONTAINE, Sir LOUIS-HIPPOLYTE," Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?Biold=38663.
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