“La répression du tyran”
Source: Collection Maison LaPailleur
Artist: Vincent Harbec
In November 1838, martial law was decreed by the British Imperial Army. Arrests without evidence were permitted. The British military court martial sentenced 99 patriots to death. The patriots from Châteauguay, Joseph-Narcisse Cardinal and Joseph Duquette were hanged publicly and seven others, also from Châteauguay, were exiled to Australia— François-Maurice LePailleur among them.
Meanwhile, the village of Châteauguay was ravaged. Houses were set on fire; cattle were killed and the families of the patriots were dispossessed of their property.