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THE END OF THE WAR.   189

they were driven back into the fort, and Drummond did not give up the siege till his batteries were almost washed away by the heavy autumn rains. A little later the Americans blew up the fortifications and returned to their own country.

EARLY CANADIAN MEDALS.

  1. "Quebec Taken" Medal, struck in 1709. It bears a head for Britannia, and a Roman standard with the name "Wolfe" for the Army, and a trident with the name "Saunders" for the Navy. The reverse represents Victory crowning a trophy, with Canada tied as a captive at its base.

  2. "Canada Preserved" Medal. Issued by the Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada for presentation to the defenders of the province during the War of 1812. The number of claimants was too large for the available funds to supply all. Consequently none were given out. The medals were melted and sold, and the money was given to the Toronto Hospital.

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