A duel between Joseph Howe (age thirty-six) and John Halliburton (age thirty nine) occurred in Point Pleasant Park, near the Martello Tower. Halliburton missed with his shot and Howe fired into the air. The duel was the result of “bitterness spawned by the drive for political reform.” Mr. Halliburton was also the Clerk of the Executive Council and son of the chief justice, Sir Brenton Halliburton, who had presided over Howe’s trial in 1835. (Photo: John C. Halliburton (1801-1884) c. 1880. Annals of the British North Society.)