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200   MILITARY HISTORY OF CANADA

the Richelieu, ignoring the warnings of their Bishops, rose in arms. Sir John Colborne took command of the situation, rapidly mobilized the troops at Montreal, and sent one detachment under Lieut.-Col. Wetherall to St. Charles, and another under Colonel Gore to St. Denis. Colonel Wetherall had with him four companies of his own regiment, the First Royals, a detachment of the 66th,

about 300 men, and two field-pieces. Colonel Gore took two companies of the 24th, one of the 32nd, two guns and a howitzer of the Royal Artillery, and a party of the Montreal Volunteer Dragoons, altogether about 250 men. The 24th and 66th had been sent from Upper Canada by Sir Francis Head, and the 83rd and 85th had been ordered up from Nova Scotia. The sedentary militia of the

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