Alfred Perry

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Alfred Perry

Alfred Perry is a Canadian arsonist. He is known to be one of the instigators of the fire at the Parliament Building of Canada in 1849 in Montreal. He was also a promoter of the Douglas Hospital.[1][2][3] He was known for being among the insurrectionist leaders that participated in the events that lead to the burning of the Parliament buildings in Montreal in 1849.[4] According to his own testimony made several years later, he claimed to have been the one that directly caused the fire during the storming, by accident.[5]


  1. ^ The Douglas is 125 years old, press release, Montreal, July 19, 2006 Archived March 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ The Douglas is 125 years
  3. ^ Alfred Perry of Montreal testifies at the trial of
    John Wilkis Booth (the Trial of the Conspirators, page 33)
  4. ^ "Disasters and Calamities, 1840-1867 | McCord Museum". Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  5. ^ Roussin, Éric. "Une émeute incendiaire : la destruction du parlement à Montréal (25 avril 1849)" (PDF). Histoire Québec.