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162   CANADIAN HISTORY BOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

He wished the children to be well taught,

Schools.

but the schools, with the exception of one

at Kingston, were very poor. Often the teacher was a disabled soldier who himself knew little, and sometimes the only books used were a New Testament and a spelling book.

In 1796 both Lord Dorchester and Colonel Simcoe left Canada. They had done their utmost for the good of the country, and had won the love and respect of the people.

Prince   At this time Prince Edward, the father of

Edward. Queen Victoria, was commander-in-chief at Halifax. He found the soldiers there disorderly, and soon obliged them to behave better ; but in spite of his strictness he was well liked. The Island of St. John changed its name to Prince Edward in his honournr


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